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From the Editor

October 2015

Fashion and fundraisers T HE FASHION STATEMENTS were vast at the Annual Charity Cricket Match last month. Some were much loved and worn so worn in fact seams came apart, didn't they Captain Powell? But thankfully his side didn’t, and after many years of defeat for the MP, Maulers captain Simon Denver bequeathed the trophy to the Celebrity XI. As noted by the very talented commentators, it was the first time he had been bowled out by someone in a kimono (thank you, Mr Pyne). Thank goodness the golden thong was a trophy and not another costume. Klinger's negligee also provided plenty of fodder for the radio jocks of the Celebrity XI. I am not a cricket person (unless playing with the family) - but I could not tear my eyes away from the riveting match or my ears from their scathingly funny repartee. The MDSRC barbequed up a feast, and a little bit of drizzle did not detract from a fabulous afternoon. It was nail-biting to the end. No sooner were we (yes, Heatley was on Andrew's team) up, we were down points again with less than an over left. But the take home message was serious, there are few survivors of

lung cancer, and funds for prevention are limited. If you have a persistent cough - talk to your GP and get a scan. Now for the month ahead, make sure you vote for your favourite piece at Sculpture on the Edge; see some of the star-studded acts we reveal in the pages within. HT visits Iran, India and a cold case in Adelaide. There are stories of history, art and people who have made the Hinterland their home. Finally, there are more fundraisers - from a pink luncheon for breast cancer, a high tea promoting our local produce, a concert for the Rural Fire Brigade, a Melbourne Cup that gets kids to Roadcraft, the Lions Mountain View Challenge Fun Run and more! All plenty of fun they are waiting for us to partake in. I expect to see high fashion, hats and heels, but I am pleased I won't be exposed to the holey flannelette PJs and the men in scanty nightwear until next year!

Making News The Shay: a much loved loco


From Cambodia to Vecchio’s veggie stall


Ken Wenzel has a heart that led to art


And so to Bedla: Ambrosia Muir Pallets pave the way


Find your voice at Toastmasters


A moody river and Mapleton choir


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OME AND ENJOY a fun afternoon and evening for all the family at the Maleny State School Country Fair on Friday, October 23, 3.30-8pm. Organised by a group of dedicated P&C volunteers, with huge support from parents, staff, students and the local community, this event is the school’s main fundraiser for the year. There will be a variety of fun stalls, great food, amusement rides, showbags, activities and live entertainment, including Brett Campbell, followed by country music sensation Col Finley at 6pm. A highlight will be drawing the Mega Raffle at 6.30pm, with many local businesses and individuals donating over 40 prizes, valued at more than $2,000. The evening will end with a bang with a fireworks spectacular at 7.30pm, proudly sponsored by Bakers Lawyers. For any enquiries or to buy raffle tickets, visit the Country Fair at www.malenyss.eq.edu.au or email pandc@malenyss.eq.edu.au

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REGNANT WOMEN in rural Ethiopia have little or no access to emergency obstetric services. They are among the five percent of women worldwide who will face obstructed labour, causing agonising labour for days. They almost always lose their baby and suffer horrific internal damage. They are pushed to the edge of their society, considered a curse. “I would rather have my arm cut off than live with this condition,” said Yenenesh, aged 17. But there is hope. In the Ethiopian capital, there is a hospital for these women. The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital

and its five regional hospitals treat obstetric fistula patients free of charge, thanks to the generosity of donors. On Thursday, October 15 from 9.30-11.30am, Zonta invites you to a Morning Tea in aid of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, with Speaker Annabel Prefontaine. The event takes place at the Masonic Lodge, 33 Tamarind Street, Maleny. Tickets are $15, with bookings in advance. Contact Gillian Allen on 5499 9985 or visit www.hamlin.org.au for more information. Jessica Teagle,accepts the 2015 Scholarship from Zonta President, Alison Huth

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N 1926 A four-year-old girl stepped on board a passenger carriage in Mapleton and took the ride of her life off the edge of the Blackall Range. The passenger carriage had waist-high wooden walls and a row of seats down each side, a galvanised iron roof, and canvas blinds ready to roll down if it rained. In parts, the track was so steep every carriage brake had to be screwed down in an attempt to slow the descent. There was a switchback that only such a little engine as a Shay could have negotiated. But, oh the view! When they weren't driving through cathedral-like forests they could see right to the coast and

the sea beyond. It took two hours to travel the 18 kilometres to Nambour. She still talked about that ride at the age of 90. She was my mother. The cane trams of the Moreton Central Sugar Mill Co. Ltd. have touched the lives of many people since the first 2-foot gauge tramway was constructed in 1897, the year crushing commenced. Originally, cane trucks were pulled by horses, then in 1904 the mill purchased the first of its steam locomotives, Moreton, to work the lines. With promise of good cane harvests, the line was extended to Dulong in 1903, however the Moreton could not negotiate the tight curves of the steep climb up Highworth Range. In 1908 the mill purchased the first Shay-geared steam locomotive, the Dulong, designed specifically with flexible joints in the drive shafts to enable the bogies to swing through the tight curves, stopping the loco from jumping off the tracks.

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Below: The Shay loco restored and on display at the Nambour Museum the geared drive of Shay locomotives gave them the ability to climb steep grades

As it turned out, growing cane was not viable on the range, but with the track in place, the mill decided to capitalise on the infrastructure and began carrying goods and passengers down to Nambour, particularly during the slack season. The people of Mapleton could see the potential of extending the line to their village atop the Blackall Range and successfully lobbied the Maroochy Shire Council to purchase the line from the mill. In 1915 a second Shay, the Mapleton, purchased by the shire council, began scheduled services. This is the tram that my mother remembered throughout her life. The Mapleton was stabled overnight in a shed across the road from the village hall; the Dulong was stabled in Nambour. With no turntables at either end of the line, both locos faced towards Mapleton, meaning they slipped down the ranges in reverse, relying on gravity and screw-operated handbrakes. During crushing, the Dulong set off from Nambour at five each morning (except Sunday), leaving empty cane trucks at farms on its way up to Mapleton. When the Dulong arrived, the Mapleton set off down the line carrying passengers, livestock, cream, sawn timber and logs. Dulong followed, collecting loaded cane trucks on the way to arrive at the mill by 12:30.

Mapleton climbed back up the range in the afternoon loaded with mail, newspapers and supplies for Mapleton. This relay continued for 29 years until 1944 when improved roads and trucks proved too great a competition for the tramline, and the council sold the rolling stock and line back to the mill. The Shay locos play but a minor role in the story of the Moreton Mill. Although the mill closed in 2003, its legacy lives on. Mapleton Men’s Shed have fashioned a seat outside the Mapleton Library using wheels from one of the old cane trucks; many of the old engines, bearing the names of the districts they served, are on display at the Nambour Historical Museum. And the township of Nambour is leading a push to once again run a tram service through its centre as a tourist attraction. Of course, I was curious about the fate of the two Shay locos that my mother had spoken of all my life. I noticed that the Nambour & District Historical Museum, which proudly hosts displays on all things related to the mill, featured a restored ‘Shay’. It turned out that, in 1948, the mill took the best parts of the Dulong and Mapleton to create one engine that they named the Shay. It was retired by the mill in 1959 where it remained on display for some years before being taken to the Ipswich Railway Workshops for storage. This unique little engine came to its final resting place at the Nambour Museum in Mitchell Street in 2010, where a dedicated band of volunteers worked for 2000 hours faithfully restoring the Shay. The three-year project was made possible by a Partnership Grant from the Sunshine Coast Council Heritage Levy of $30,000 to cover costs of tools and materials. It is nice to know that some of my contribution to the Heritage Levy has gone to preserve a part of my family story. For further information: www.nambourmuseum.org.au Locomotives of the Moreton Central Sugar Mill by Clive Plater (available from Nambour Museum) The Mapleton Tramway by John Knowles



Fruit, veg and

Vecchio’s A local fruit and veg stall near Glasshouse has a history of being open then closed for business. Recently reopened by a family from Cambodia it has become very successful, packed on a weekend and you an even pick your own! Hardworking Jimmy Lay and his family are “making a go of the place”.

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E SAT ON A pallet under the shade of a tree that overlooked the farm. Workers in the field propelled their picking trollies along lanes of strawberries. Mount Tibrogargan stood behind us like a guardian. Yean (Jimmy) Lay was worlds apart from his beginnings in Cambodia. Jimmy was born in 1971. It was only four years later that the Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot became the ruling party in Cambodia. It was a time of hardship, widespread famine and ultimately genocide. Jimmy’s brother died of malnutrition. “When the Khmer Rouge was finished that’s when we tried to make a new life. My mum left first to try and get us a better place - I was with my dad, grandma and grandpa at that time. “Mum went to Thailand for four years and then she came back to get us. Grandma and grandpa…they didn’t come,” said Jimmy wistfully.



“We went to a refugee camp in Thailand. It was under the control of the United Nations but run by the Thai Government. We stayed there for about six years and lived in a shanty. You had to build the house yourself, bamboo with a coconut leaf roof. “It was like a town, a community where you grow your own food. We grew vegetables and then we bartered for some things like fish and fruit. Families also had an ID card to access food once a month.” The Lay family had applied to go to America, but because Jimmy’s older sister had migrated to Australia they were rerouted. Villawood Detention Centre became their first home in the land of sunshine and kangaroos. The teenage Jimmy was most thankful for this placement. He said, “It was great! I was so happy…plenty of food to eat. They had steak and lamb chop and roast pork. Wow! Never seen anything like that before! “Some people from my country were used to a special diet. Then they came here and didn’t know how to eat the food and got sick. But for me it wasn’t a problem. I had so much fun to eat food…for three months! “Coming to Australia was really eye-opening and amazing for me. Aeroplane, car, truck, bus and train…I’d never seen that before,” said Jimmy recapturing the excitement.

Vecchio’s Mt Tibrogargan View Farm

Above: Jimmy and Thidoeun Lay Below: Vecchio’s Fruit Stall

Above: Sweet scented strawberries Below: Strawberry pickers in the field

The family settled in Sydney for a time and then moved to Queensland drawn by the warmer climate. “We lived there for nearly ten years in Logan city. Me and mum bought a block of land. I was farming small crop like snow peas, beans, tomatoes and herbs and selling them at the West End markets.” Education didn’t feature high on Jimmy’s list as his mission was always to support his family. “I give away my education. I’m a very soft person and tried to help mum and dad. I didn’t realise what’s important in life. “I tell my kids, you have to be a bit selfish when you are young to get somewhere. You can’t help someone if you don’t help yourself first. “I don’t think language was an issue. I’m a dyslexia person and hard to learn. But I don’t think that’s a problem as a person. I think it’s just one difficult problem, it wasn’t everything. You can overcome that and become something. I believe that.” Whilst living in Logan Jimmy married Thidoeun, also from Cambodia. He said, “We have two lovely children. I’m so grateful.” “When I was in Logan I had a part-time job working on a farm. My boss moved up here to Glasshouse. He said, ‘Why don’t you come up here? It’s a lovely place.’ So, I did. “Wow! Ten minutes drive to the beach and ten minutes drive to the bush! I take my kids to the beach.” After a time, Jimmy leased a property in Beerwah and began growing flowers, strawberries and vegetables. In spite of all the life changes he continued to sell at West End markets, an endeavour sustained for twenty years.

This year Jimmy leased the property known as Vecchio’s Fruit Stall on Steve Irwin Way at Glasshouse. Thidoeun runs the shop while Jimmy looks after the farm. “When we came it was just dirt. It took about five months working up to twenty hours a day, seven days a week to grow our farm. I wanted to make this place for people to come here and to pick their own fresh vegetable.” Jimmy’s vision for Vecchio’s extends beyond its current status. His aim is to grow at least fifty per cent of the produce he sells at the market. “And I really want to make it for school excursions so children see how the farm works. See how things grow. “Also, I want put another acre of Lady Finger bananas down the back there and want to have a Strawberry Festival. Maybe next year,” said Jimmy while I wondered if this man ever slept! An advocate of nature conscious farming, Jimmy educated me about the daily cycle of bees whilst giving me a tour of the farm. He carried a box which was gradually filled with randomly picked vegetables. Mine for the taking! It was topped with handfuls of yellow cherry tomatoes and plump strawberries which were offered for a taste test. The sweet scent of strawberry reached me before the fruit touched my lips. As we walked, Jimmy reiterated his desire to educate children and for people to come and pick their own vegetables. “A box of vegetable, pick yourself, really cheap; tastes better and very healthy!” You will find Jimmy at the Maleny Art, Craft and Collectibles Market, RSL Hall, Sundays, 8am – 2pm or at Vecchio’s, Mt Tibrogargan View Farm, 528 Steve Irwin Way, Glasshouse.









Early awareness of a health condition and how to manage it can, for some, lead to a long life lived to the full. This certainly seems to be the case for Kenneth, where art, heart and nudity all play a part in his creative story.



ORN IN BRISBANE on September 27, 1930, Ken was raised on a small crop farm at Myrtletown near the mouth of the Brisbane River. “When I was eleven, my world came crashing down around me. Following a playground accident, I suffered a stroke and a heart attack. “I could no longer play the piano and was unable to engage in any sport or physical activity. My schooling was terminated fifteen months before completing primary school.” When he was fourteen, Ken began working as an office boy at the Wintergarden Theatre. “By this time I had commandeered my mother’s oil paints and a 116 box camera. Art was already becoming an important part of my life.

Kenneth Wenzel “When I was fifteen, I won the Sunday Mail Art Competition and then won first prize in the Royal National Show four years in succession.” Ken then took a job painting costume jewellery which was his principal source of income for several years. His next job was working in a factory producing fancy plywood veneers. When the factory closed, Ken worked for James Hardie for five years. It was not until 1975 that he began painting full time. He is completely self taught and has always used his spare time painting to satisfy his ambition to create beauty with his brushes and paints. He is a nature lover, with a passion for the Australian landscape and coastline which he captures on canvas in minute detail. One of his greatest attributes is his ability to render the interplay of light and shade in his paintings. Ken lives on the crest of the Conondale Range near Maleny, an area that has featured in many of his paintings. He has travelled extensively around Australia photographing material for future paintings. Photography and painting have progressed side by side throughout his artistic career and he has won numerous prizes in both mediums.

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“It gives me a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction to be able to paint the scenery I have explored”, Ken told us. He has been a member of the Aspley Art Group Inc. for more than forty years and has for many years been a Life Member and the Club’s Patron. In the year 2000, Ken self published a beautiful coffee table book entitled “The Many Facets of Artist – Kenneth Wenzel” which is an autobiography containing forty-four colour plates of his paintings, some photographs of merit, as well as photographs of interest relating to past years of his life. No story about Ken would be complete without mentioning that Ken is a dedicated nudist. “I have been discarding my clothes since I was a toddler of eighteen months or so: in appropriate places, of course.” Ken informed us. In his mid-seventies, Ken was caught sunbathing nude at Coolum’s secluded Third Bay and fined seventy five dollars. His determination not to pay the fine resulted in a threeyear battle with costs running into thousands of dollars and a great deal of unwanted publicity for Ken. In May, 2008, Maroochydore Magistrate, Barry Barrett, dismissed the unlawful exposure charge against Ken and

awarded him costs of $2,000. The Free Beach Association (FBA) used the publicity generated by Ken’s case to highlight its push for the first legal “clothing optional� beach in Queensland. “I simply don’t understand what all the fuss is about�, said Ken. “Adults should be able to swim naked as long as the beach is appropriately sign posted and people are ‘nude not lewd’. “We weren’t born with clothes on. When the weather is warm, it’s good to shed your gear as it helps to cool the body down through evaporation,� Ken added. “I like to mow the lawn in the nude. I have a large, very private property so no one can see me. “I have been married three times. That’s enough. I have a son and a daughter and five grandchildren. None of them have inherited my love of being ‘clothes free’ but they did support me with my court case as they knew I was fighting for a principle.� “Ken is a man of many talents�, said Tony Page, Director of the Montville Art Gallery where Ken has been exhibiting since he turned professional. “Ken practices Tele-radiesthesia, the art of predicting underground water

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“I walked into this with nothing. Just trying to survive in my front yard.” This is how Palmwoods local, Katy Fraser, summed up, as she stood surrounded by her unique and eclectic pallet creations. And the battle to reach this point was certainly a story worth hearing, as Victoria McGuin found out.


WHILE AGO, I visited a front yard in Palmwoods peppered with pallets crafted into various pieces of furniture. The friend I was with had come to order easels and woodframed chalkboards for her daughter’s wedding. Out strode Katy Fraser, with her signature baseball cap and grin, and reminded us that she could make whatever we wanted. The garden proved this, with hat stands, mirrors, bird ‘hotels’, mail boxes, wishing wells, dog kennels and much more on display. Fast-forward six months and the garden is empty, but Katy’s craftsmanship is still going strong in a new venue - The 100-yearold Queensland Fruitgrowers Shed near the Palmwoods IGA. “Pam from the Living History Society of Palmwoods popped in to my yard looking for ‘the frame guy’, who lives nearby. We had a chat and she told me about these sheds,” explained Katy. “The next thing I know The Crosby family gifted them to me!” The land is owned by Queensland Rail, so Katy had to apply for a lease with her business partner, architect Marilyn Stokes. “Before I knew it, the keys were in my hand,” Katy said in amazement. It’s a tale of hard graft, personal struggle, a nearfatal accident and an indomitable spirit that brings Katy to this turning point in her life. “I left Geelong, Victoria at 16. Just hopped on a bus to Sydney by myself; then later Canberra, and finally Townsville where I worked as a Conference Sales Manager for a major hotel chain. “When my first daughter was three I looked at her and thought, ‘when did she get that big?’ I was working such long hours I hadn’t really seen her grow up. “My, now ex, husband Craig was working in fencing and his labourer couldn’t get to us for a big job; so I took two weeks off and never went back.” Katy and Craig ran a fencing business, often working with big-name clients, but at the same time Craig’s health began to deteriorate. A physical tick with his fingers began to affect his arm and the diagnosis confirmed Parkinson’s disease.

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“Craig was of course devastated, but I reminded him ‘you don’t die from Parkinsons, you die with it’. I wanted him to realise that he still had a life to live and he could do it.” Katy ended up doing much of the fencing work herself, then something happened which changed everything. Katy was cleaning gutters at home and she slipped off the roof. “I had four brain bleeds, a fractured skull, cracked ribs, a fractured vertebrae and a broken shoulder.” The family were told she had 48 hours to live. “My mum even organised the last rites!” Katy laughed. Miraculously, Katy survived, waking up a week later and going home within three months. “Craig’s health had downhill at this point and I decided to stop the fencing business, but I needed something to do. “One of my best friends, Marilyn, said ‘use your tools, make things’. So I set up a shed, and started making pallet stuff.” Katy tried Carseldine, Fisherman’s Road and Eumundi Markets, but none were quite right for her. Then her eldest daughter Rachel piped up, “Just put it on the front lawn, Mum.” So she did. “It just got busier and busier, which is when I met Pam and this amazing offer came through. I remember ringing Marilyn, and we ran through the pros and cons. “We knew it was too good an offer to miss, and I insisted that Marilyn became my business partner. She’s a hard-

working woman and I couldn’t ask for a better friend to do this with.” Katy has great plans for the space. “I want to help the tourist trade in Palmwoods and support the locals. This will become an arty hub.” The long wooden structure will host eight shops and community workshops, with local Blacksmith, Steve Tate, with his metal fabrication, repairing sewing machines, making shade sails and canvas goods. “Steve and I just made a steel and wood coffee table. We hadn’t even put it on the floor when a woman came in and said, ‘I love it, just put it straight in the car and order me another one’.” Katy laughed, “It’s great, but no-one else got to see it!” This seems to be her biggest predicament at present. “I’m so busy, I’m running out of pieces. Do I do orders or stock the floor?” Katy shrugged, “I don’t know if I’m Arthur or Martha at the moment!” There is no funding or financial help here. Working Bees are organised within the community, but it is basically, “two

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women trying to put an arty market place together the best way we can.” I asked if they need more help. “Yes please! We need paint suppliers who can give us decent cheap paint. We need wood, nails, old pallets, anything that people can spare.” Katy is also keen to take on another pair of hands to help build these woody wonders. And she would love to hear from creative people who might be interested in using one of the eight shops. It seems the future will be busy and bright for this historical building by the railway tracks. It has potential, it has passionate people restoring it, and now it has pallets. Visit The Pallet Space, 1-5 Main Street, Palmwoods or visit www.facebook.com/Palletspace.

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Voice by Gay Liddington

For 25 years, the Maleny Toastmasters Club has been helping individuals overcome shyness, build self-esteem and gain the confidence to speak out and speak up. We sent Gay Liddington along to a meeting to find out more about this dynamic group.

Margie Richter speaks about the New Member Kit


T WAS MEETING number five hundred and seventy-eight in the twenty-fifth year of Maleny Toastmasters Club. My evening began with a warm welcome from Margie Richter, the club’s President and her husband Bill. Toastmasters came to the Blackall Range in 1990 bringing confident speaking skills and speech-craft courses to the community. Margie and Bill Richter are known as the seniors of the club. Bill attended in 1999 to assist Margie in her first executive position and has been the Club’s Sergeant at Arms Assistant ever since. Gifted at knowing how to provide for the practical needs of members, you will find Bill setting out tables and chairs, in the kitchen, or attending to the timing lights when they’re on the blink. Margie told of what led her to join the club seventeen years ago. “Bill and I went to the Celtic Tearooms for the performers’ night. He’d written poetry but had a stroke in 1980 and wasn’t able to recite so it was up to me. I was absolutely terrified! Someone suggested I join Toastmasters and have been here ever since. “I’m naturally a quiet person. I think that came from growing up with three older siblings who always spoke for me. “Being in the club has changed my life in interesting ways. With the great café society in Maleny where you meet everybody up town I can now speak socially in a way that I

Po Mei Kwong presents her speech

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Toastmasters invite you to a meeting: Bill Richter, Ann Ross, Margie Richter, Tohm Hajncl, Lorraine Duffy, Robyn Downey, Po Mei Kwong

could never before. That’s really big for me,” shared Margie. Being members of Toastmasters has enhanced the couples’ lives in ways they could not have foreseen. “Bill and I communicate very well now. We were both shy and couldn’t do that before. And since we’ve been writing our books we got rid of the TV and we talk! It’s just marvellous!” Communities Conference. There were over two hundred The Agenda Roster for the evening showed me that the people there,” she said, still amazed at her ability to topic for this meeting was Antarctica. The warm-up talk communicate at such a noted event. invited members to speak about a trip to the continent, To sum up the experience gained as a member of Maleny imagined or real. The atmosphere was relaxed, storytelling Toastmasters Club, Po Mei says, “I am more confident to fun. The activity was described as warming up from the inside. express my dreams to instigate positive change and inspire Po Mei Kwong, a newer member of Maleny Toastmasters people to come together to make a better world.” and native of Brazil said she initially joined to improve her It seems to me that being a member of Toastmasters caters English-speaking skills. for much more than learning the art of public speaking. “I found that it also gave me more confidence and selfMembers shared how they can practise for presentations esteem. And it was fun! Also at the time I was really keen to in ‘the outside world’, may be trained in the art of using a be a group facilitator but found myself challenged when it microphone, but most of all they are encouraged to stretch came to speaking. and grow. “To take a microphone and ask a question would make me Celebrating twenty-five years in Maleny, Toastmasters nervous. So I doubted as to how I could be a facilitator if I presented annual awards to Tohm Hajncl – Toastmaster of couldn’t even ask a question. I needed to get over that.” the Year and Education Officer. Lorraine Duffy received the Po Mei describes herself as a ‘positive change maker’ and President’s Award. the benefits of being a member of Toastmasters have far The club meets at the Maleny Baptist Church, corner of outweighed her initial expectations citing the skill of Landsborough and McCarthy Roads, every second and listening as an important communication tool. fourth Thursdays of the month, 6pm for a 6.30pm start and “Another thing that’s changed is the ability to organise my welcomes visitors. Interested persons may contact Dianne thoughts and really know how to present and get my Schiemann on 5494 1265. message across to promote or inspire people. I have learnt these skills. I can be humorous or dramatic, and tone of voice is important. I now know about punch lines. “Recently I applied for a volunteer role at the Maleny Music Festival and was offered the job of MC. I would never have thought of doing that but the volunteer coordinator pointed out that ‘Toastmasters’ was on my resume. And so I did it and it was great!” Public relations, event organiser and social media are among the skills Po Mei has contributed to Maleny Toastmasters Club. “We laugh a lot and I go home Sonia Anketell and June Tentori, Rosemary Wright first President and uplifted!” Gavin Blakey, DTM (Distinguished Po Mei shared her passion about stalwarts during the first years of Toast Master) & District Governor at community and the idea of eco-villages. Maleny Toastmasters the Maleny Toastmasters Charter “After my first speech at Toastmasters I Dinner, July 1990 was invited to speak at the Intentional



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Described as an "incredible hostess" winner of Most Outstanding Café Staff, Jess Mitchell and her proud boss, Sarah Hallam from Elements at Montville

Range Restaurant and Café Awards are in!


HE PEOPLE HAVE spoken! All of the participating dining venues are winners. After counting more than 2000 votes, the outstanding results achieved by all confirms that here on the Range, we deliver amazing food experiences. In the restaurant section, this year's winner is Bella Vista, Mapleton - big congratulations Leigh and the team, with runner-up Maudy's Bistro & Bar - well done Sam and Ron's team in a close result. The café section was red hot with Waffle-On Stroopwafels - three cheers to Adrian and Anny who nudged in front of runners-up Little May Espresso - high five to Rich, Hannah and the girls, and Mary Cairncross Cafe - whoo hoo to Sarah's team in a photo finish with two more fab cafes. All hail the Most Outstanding Restaurant staff winner, Leigh Oakley at Bella Vista who has a huge fan club. The Most Outstanding Café staff is the service supremo Jess Mitchell of Elements at Montville, who was also last year's winner. The team send big thanks to Andrew Powell, Cr Jenny McKay and Julie Shelton, Real Food Festival Sunshine Coast for their support. Section Winners Best Quality Food- Restaurant: Bella Vista Best Quality Food- Café: Little May Espresso Best Service- Restaurant: Maudy’s Bistro and Bar Best Service- Café: Waffle-On Stroopwafels Best Ambiance- Restaurant: Bella Vista Best Ambiance- Café: Secrets on the Lake & Mary Cairncross Cafe Best Value- Restaurant: Glasshouse Bistro Best Value- Café: Waffle-On Stroopwafels Greatest Number of Entries: Terrace of Maleny 14


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2015 Melbourne Cup? Rotary raises funds Maleny Rotary’s fundraising Melbourne Cup event will be held at Tiffany’s, on Mountain View Road, Maleny. Tickets at $85 include a complimentary first drink of champagne or beer and a two-course lunch, preceded by a fashion parade by Simply Stylish, Imelda’s and Johns Formalwear. MC, Tim Abbott, will make sure everyone gets into “training” and has the chance to buy into the raffle and bid in the Calcutta before the big race at 2pm. All proceeds go to two very worthy causes. Hummingbird House is building Queensland's first hospice for children, to provide world-class respite and end of life care for life-limited children and their families. Shed the Light Nepal helps severely disadvantaged women and their families in the worst earthquake-affected areas, making the difference between mere survival and life with a future. Find more on Facebook, www.rotarymaleny.org, or 5499 9802.

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Fashion and fun at Maudy's Bistro and Bar Indulge in a Melbourne Cup lunch that starts with champagne on arrival, with canapés in the garden from 11.30am. Lunch from 12 noon till 3pm and it is $65 per person. Owner Sam Kulkarni says, "It's going to be a big event, we're calling it the Witta Sprint. There will be a horse on each table and racing on the paddock! “It is a three-course event and we'll have prizes for the best hat, best novelty hat, best dressed and even the best tie! Or you can win in the sweep.” The Hat and Jewellery Parade is by Renee Blackwell designs, Johanna designs and Milliner, Maree DeGraw.

Pomodoras After a glass of bubbly on arrival at Pomodoras, enjoy a delicious three-course luncheon. With sweeps and prizes for Best Hat (ladies) & Best Moe (gents), the afternoon will be great fun in a beautiful setting. Cost is $65 per person. We will also be donating to the Movember foundation in November.

Melbourne Cup Fun Night Come to the Maleny RSL Hall on Saturday October 31 from 6pm for the Melbourne Cup Calcutta and help raise funds for

Come and dine with us this October and we will donate 5% of every dollar spent to support The National Breast Cancer Foundation. Two amateur jockeys, Maleny Rotarians CL Claridge and Angela Griffin are getting in the mood for their Melbourne Cup function

Maleny Lions Club and Genconnex Inc. Funny Money Gaming Tables start at 6.30pm and races follow from 7.15pm. There will be prizes for best dressed, Lucky Door and a Funny Money Auction. Purchase Tickets at Crooked Fringe Hairdresser, Birdy Boutique or Simply Stylish - $30 per person gives you canapés and $2000 funny money. RSVP by October 24: 0418 761 507 or 0402 028 539.

October is Pink Ribbon month!


CROSS THE RANGE from the banks of the Obi, Baroon Pocket Dam to the Mary River people will be coming together to fight against breast cancer. Secrets on the Lake is turning PINK Enjoy a great morning of fun and laughter. Dress in your best PINK to win great prizes. The special PINK morning tea is on Friday October 30, from 9am to 11am. Tickets are $20, call 5478 5888 or drop in to 207 Narrows Road, Montville, to book your seat! But the pink is on all month - order a PINK meal or PINK drink and a portion of the sale goes directly to support families living with breast cancer. Or buy a raffle ticket! At $2 each you could win an overnight stay in a gorgeous Secrets on the Lake treehouse, lunch in Secrets Cafe, a beautiful blue-beaded necklace made by local artisan Siggi Cairns, a pair of bug sculptures donated by Daniel O'Hanlon and lots more. The raffle will be drawn at the PINK morning tea. Pink for Pomodoras Pomodoras on Obi will also be helping raise funds for breast cancer.

Owner, Jodi Bond said, "We will all be wearing pink for the month of October and donating five percent of every dollar spent in that month to the national Breast Cancer Foundation." Call Jodi and the team on 5429 6543 to book. ‘Chicks in the Sticks’ High Tea One of Australia's much-loved chefs, Matt Golinski, has thrown his considerable expertise and culinary skills behind the annual Chicks in the Sticks high tea, at Yabbaloumba Retreat in Kenilworth on 1pm, Sunday, October 25. He will be in a mystery box cook-off with naturopath and raw food specialist, Amy Kelly, using fresh produce from the Mary Valley region. In four years, a small band of dedicated volunteers have raised more than $20,000 for breast cancer research, and it is all thanks to their supporters and sponsors. There will also be the exciting charity auction, a wonderful range of prizes and yummy afternoon tea with refreshments. Tickets are walking out the door, call Lolie Murtagh on 5446 0222 or Kelli Hoyes on 54460 155 or 5446 0593 to book.

Did you know... One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Increasing age is one of the strongest risk factors for developing breast cancer. More than two in three cases of breast cancer occur in women aged between 40 and 69 years.

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

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One of the difficult decisions living and working in our foodie haven is which sensational dining venue will I choose today? Regardless of whether it is fine dining or a casual cafĂŠ you can be sure that a unique culinary experience awaits.




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The HT Food, Drink and Dine guide introduces visitors and reminds locals about our delicious dining options on the range.


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CafĂŠ de Fudge

Daawat Indian Restaurant

Maple 3 CafĂŠ

Pomodoras on Obi


787 Landsborough-Maleny Rd, Maleny Q 4552


4/45 Maple Street, Maleny Q 4552


3 Maple St, Maleny Q 4552


18 Lawyer Street, Maleny Q 4552


07 5435 2461


07 5499 9177


07 5429 6543


07 5499 9043











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Fresh Fudge made on site. Devonshire Teas. Light lunches. Indoor / Outdoor dining. Childfriendly, gated play area. Glasshouse Mountain Coffee. Cof fee. Beautiful landscaped gardens & Vineyard surrounds.


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


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


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


Cappriccioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant

Cappriccioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant

Hotel Maleny

Mar y Cair ncross CafĂŠ

Spicers Tamarind


Riverside Centre, Maleny Q 4552


6 Bunya Street, Maleny Q 4552



88 Obi Lane, South Maleny Q 4552


07 5499 9444


07 5494 2013


07 5420 5420






Breakfast & Dinner 7 days a week Lunch Friday - Sunday from 12pm

Web: malenyqueensland.com/cappriccios.html Open:

Tue to Sun: 4.00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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.


Open: Lunch Mon - Fri: 11.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2.30pm Dinner Mon - Fri: 5.30pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8.30pm Sat & Sun: all day dining from 11.30am Quality dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Daily specials. Bar, Bistro, Functions & Accommodation. Liquour Legends Member discounts. Courtesy bus available.

148 Mountain View Road, Maleny Q 4552


07 5494 2287


Tues to Fri: 8.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4.00pm Sat & Sun: 8.00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4.00pm

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



Gourmet Breakfast, A la Carte Thai and Asian Cuisine, Jazz in the Forest on Sundays from 12.30pm. Cooking Classes available Saturdays. Be inspired with a choice of Italian,French or Thai. Bookings essential.


Colin James Fine Foods

Lumbini Nepalese Restaurant

Maudyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bistro & Bar

The Garden Maleny


37 Maple Street, Maleny Q 4552


11 Coral Street, Maleny Q 4552



34 Mountain View Rd, Maleny Q


07 5494 2860


07 5435 2912


07 5499 9928








7 Days: 8.00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5.00pm


Try our famous freshly made sorbet, gelati and ice cream cakes. Light breakfast, snacks and lunches including a wide selection of gluten free options. Great coffee. coffee.

Lunch: 11.00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3.00pm Dinner: 5.00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; late Open 7 days . â&#x20AC;&#x153;A high altitude food served with great attitudeâ&#x20AC;? come and try our momo, crispy duck and tantalizing lamb shank in curry sauce and many more. Variteis Variteis of vegetarian and gluten free option available.

466 Maleny Kenilworth Road, Witta Q 4552


07 5494 4411




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


Mon to Fri: 9.00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4.30pm Sat & Sun: 8.00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4.30pm Formerly LeJardin Gardens. Now open 7 days. Breakfast, lunch, cof coffee, fee, cake. BYO. Bookings available for Highteas & Functions for groups. Giftware, Nursery & Gallery. Night garden dining monthly.

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07 5494 54943700 3700



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Montys of Montville


38 Kondalilla Rd, Montville Q 4560


127 Main Street, Montville Q 4560


8/171 Main St, Montville Q 4560


07 5478 6212


07 5478 5999


07 5478 5556






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Elements at Montville

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

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





The Upfront Club

Flame Hill Vineyard

Montville Café Bar Grill


31 Maple St, Maleny Q 4552


249 Western Western Ave, Montville Q 4560


126 Main Street, Montville Q 4560


14/168 Main St, Montville Q 4560


07 5494 2592


07 5478 5920


07 5478 5535


07 5478 5642





Mon to Sun: 8.00am – 4.00pm


Everyday: 10.00am – 10.00pm

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





Mon, Fri, Sat: 7.30am – 10.00pm


Tues - Thur, Sun: 7.30am – 2.30pm Licensed restaurant. Daily blackboard specials & takeaway. Live music. Preview performers. Breakfast & lunch 7 days. Open dinner from 5.30pm Mon, Thurs, Fri & Sat.


7 Days: 10.30am – 5.30pm Sunday Brunch: 10.00am – 12.00pm Ethically & sustainably produced from our vineyards & farms, guaranteeing patrons an experience of paramount quality at this PDJQL¿FHQWORFDWLRQIHDWXULQJEUHDWKWDNLQJ ocean views and mountain vistas.


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 off service. Live music Fri night, Sat and Sun 12-4pm


Mountain Bean Café


Tranquil Par k

Little May Espresso

Montville Gour met Pizzeria

Secrets on the Lake Lake Café & Gallery


483 Mountain View Rd, Maleny Q



202 Main Street, Montville Q 4560



07 5494 2544

1/174 Main Street, Montville Q 4560


07 5442 9505


07 5478 5888




07 5478 5015






Daily: 8.00am – 4.00pm


Sun - Thurs: 10.00am – 8.00pm Fri & Sat: 10.00am – 10.00pm


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Lunch Daily Dinner - By Booking Only Breathtaking views. Ala Carte dining. The best in steaks, seafood and traditional Irish and Old English dishes at budget prices. Weddings, Weddings, Conferences, Function, Special Events.



Born from our love of great cof coffee fee & 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.

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

207 Narrows Rd, Montville Q 4560

Enjoy a relaxing lunch, great cof coffee fee and homemade cakes on our deck overlooking spectacular Lake Baroon. Breakfast everyday until 11am, book for High Tea, group bookings welcome.






The Edge Restaurant

Le Relais Bressan & Cocorico

Indian Palace

The Mailbox CafĂŠ




1 Koorawatha Lane, Palmwoods Q


8 Caloundra St, Landsborough Q

07 5445 9344


344 Flaxton Dve, Flaxton Q 4560


07 5445 9882


07 5494 8180 | 0426 204 293




07 5445 7157





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FULLY LUCENSED BYO Wine only, (No FULLY Corkage). Dine in Take Away Delivery, Fully Air Conditioned. Now serving CHINESE and THAI too.


127-133 Main St, Montville Q 4560

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


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Bellavista Pizza & Pasta

Husk and Honey


445 Flaxton Dve, Flaxton Q 4560



16/18 Queen St, Nambour Q 4560


07 5445 7321


07 5445 7722


07 5441 3510




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Mon to Sun: 9.00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5.00pm

Licensed restaurant, take away & bar. Great coffee, views. Pizza, pasta, a la carte, gelato, coffee, dine-in or takeaway. Lunch Sat & Sun from 12 noon.

Mon to Fri: 8.00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3.30pm Sat: 8.00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2.00pm

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



Entirely Gluten free and Grain free CafĂŠ offering of fering all day breakfast and seasonal lunch menu. Cakes and other treats all baked on site daily. Tim Adams Cof Coffee. fee.


Flaxton Gardens


Sacred Tree CafĂŠ


313 Flaxton Dve, Flaxton Q 4560


4/6 Main St, Palmwoods Q 4555


19 Caloundra St, Landsborough Q


07 5445 7450


0458 270 368


07 5439 9555






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Tranquil elegance in an area of natural beauty. Restaurant, Bar, Events.

Fabulous service, wholesome home-made food, great cof coffee, fee, fresh juices at reasonable prices. Open 7 days for Breakfast, Lunch. Dine in or takeaway. Vegetarian Vegetarian and gluten free options. BYO. Groups welcome.

facebook.com/homegrownpalmwoods Tues to Fri: 6.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4.00pm Sat: 6.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2.00pm

Serving locally sourced seasonal produce and coffee cof fee roasted on site in our Tin Shed roastery. Open for breakfast, lunch and home baked cakes.

Gourmet breakfast, lunch & snacks. Great coffee cof fee & organic teas. Also available vegan, vegetarian & gluten free options. Raw vegan desserts available. Dine in or takeaway. Dog, children & wheelchair friendly.

Help your diners find you! by placing an ad in the Food, Drink & Dine pages. Phone 07 5499 9049 or email advertising@hinterlandtimes.com.au for more information. 14,000 copies distributed free across the range and Sunshine Coast.



Mapleton Concert is all about the songs that have moved our hearts Views of Maroochy River by Above Photography www.abovephotography.com.au


OR OVER 30 YEARS John Taylor has been driving from Mooloolaba to Mapleton every Monday evening to be accompanist/arranger and composer for the Mapleton choir. But once he lived a little further north on the banks of the Maroochy River. There he saw this river in its many different moods. It inspired this talented musician to compose a five-song suite simply entitled The River to express what he felt about these moods, and about the history of those who came to its banks to admire and to enjoy but also to exploit. The River will be the centre piece of this month’s Mapleton Choir Concert which is all about the favourite songs of choir members. Some others chosen are The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, Ave Verum, Send in the Clowns and Billy Joel’s haunting Lullaby (Goodnight my Angel). But The River rated high on the list. It was first performed in Montville in 1997, had two performances for the Centenary of Federation celebration in 2001 and was recorded in Nambour Hall in 2002. John writes poetically about his experience of the Maroochy River, which finds its source in our Ranges. “It could be, and often was serene. It could be grey-faced and angry. It could be sinister, slowly creeping across lawns and gardens and into people's houses. “It could be amiable, such as the warm evening when I sat on the river's edge while a family of stingrays busied themselves around my feet. It could be magical, as the time I walked along its edge leaving a trail of electric blue footprints in the wet sand.



John Taylor’s work The River is one of the songs that has moved hearts for the concert

“And it has a playful streak. Forever it has toyed with Pincushion, attaching it first to the North Shore, then to Cotton Tree, and often re-establishing it as the island its name implies. “It is amusing that men believe they have it under control. It has meandered between Coolum and Alex for millennia, and it will only take one catastrophic weather event for Maroochy to reassert itself and make its next move.” John’s lyrics and music will change the way you glance at its waters as you drive by. It makes you want to do as he has done: conserve this part of our heritage. The concert is all about songs that have moved our hearts. This one will for sure. Friday, October 23, 7.30pm and Sunday 25, 2.30pm at Mapleton Hall, Obi Obi Rd, Mapleton. Adults $18, concessions $15 with supper or afternoon tea. Tickets: Ailsa 5478 6079 or Derek 5478 6356.



In the Cradle of Civilisation Dennis and Tric Doble’s journey to the Cradle of Civilisation was one of their more unconventional trips.

by Dale Jacobsen

Tric added: “Armenia is very religious and remains very traditional. Although they are starting to modernise, they are steeped in history. The ancient monasteries, usually in difficult terrain, are marvelous”. Tric and Dennis finished their fantastic trip with four nights in Istanbul - a city they love so much, this was their fifth visit. Dennis and Tric’s trip was planned by Maleny Cruise and Travel.


E BEGAN OUR adventures in 1976, touring the UK and continent in a Kombi van,” said Dennis. “We even took our two small children on a three-month trek around the US, UK and Europe in 1985.” With their children now grown, they try to travel at least once each year. This year, they visited Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia, adding to their understanding of different cultures around the world. For Tric, it was being surrounded by ancient sites and ‘feeling’ the history; for Dennis, it was experiencing the culture of the countries: their food and gardens. They visited many museums in Tehran - a “fascinating, pulsating city surrounded by snow-capped mountains” then roamed through Iran meeting local people. They walked through UNESCO-listed ruins in almostinaccessible mountains; visited Persepolis, an ancient Roman city; stood before a 4000-year-old cypress pine in Yazd and marvelled at badgirs (air-cooling wind towers) created thousands of years ago. “The people were so friendly, particularly the older women who were educated before the revolution”, said Tric. “They all wanted to talk to us, to practice their English. Many were tertiary educated.” Our conversation kept returning to food as Dennis had me drooling with descriptions of traditional Iranian foods such as pomegranate molasses, Dizi (a hot pot of lamb and chickpeas), a delightful variety of breads and luscious dates and cheeses. After Iran, they flew to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, to begin a 16-day adventure through Georgia and Armenia. “The difference between the countries was very marked,” explained Dennis. “Azerbaijan has oil and is modern and forward thinking; Georgia, a Christian country, has no oil and is famed for its wine and is largely agriculture-based. The houses with their vege gardens would not have looked out of place in Australia.”

Tric and Dennis at Persepolis UNESCO World Heritage Site

Si-O-Sem Bridge in Isfahan Gergetti Trinity Church (2170 metres) after a 2-hour walk through valleys and woodland in Georgia

Ancient mosque interior at Isfahan A bottle of champagne to celebrate Dennis’s birthday in Vardzia, Georgia

Dennis with university students at Eram Botanical Gardens in Shiraz



Dennis at the cave town of Vardzia in Georgia—3000 caves and church, still inhabited by monks today

150-year-old mandolin sings again by Dale Jacobsen


CCORDING TO NORMAN Dobson of Maleny, “When you get to my age, you end up with a lot of ‘stuff’ lying round your house. Stuff you will never use.” Norm’s ‘stuff’ included an old mandolin he had acquired many years ago from a music teacher on his staff in Canberra. “It was just what I was looking for when teaching my still-life class.” It hung around his study, without a bridge or strings, never making a sound, for the next 30 years. One day, while sitting on his verandah with Maleny luthier, Doug Eaton, he brought out his mandolin. Doug reckoned it had potential. Doug took the instrument to his workshop and began researching its history—it is a Grandini Neopolitan mandolin made in the workshop of Thibouville-Lamy in France in the late 19th Century. “I knew it was a quality instrument’, said Doug. “It’s not often you find one with such fine, scalloped ribs with strips of silver between. Also, the tortoise shell scratch plate was lined with gold leaf. The maker wouldn’t have gone to this much effort for a mediocre instrument.” He began the restoration that included inserting a thin wedge underneath the fingerboard to change the angle of the neck to the body. When Doug had completed the restoration, he and Norm agreed it was a lovely thing. Norm decided he would like to find a young person who would appreciate the gift of such an instrument. Doug contacted Mandolins in Brisbane, an orchestra that often performs in Maleny. It turned out that MIB musical director, Joel Woods, was a young man in need of a mandolin. Primarily a classical

Doug Eaton, Joel Woods and Norm Dobson toast Geronimo Grandini, maker of the mandolin

guitar performer (he completed his Masters at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music three years ago), he has been playing a borrowed mandolin for the past four years. Mid-September, Joel brought The Riverside Guitar Ensemble to Maleny for a performance at St George’s Anglican Church. A wonderful concert in itself, but something pretty special happened following the concert. Norm presented Joel with the Grandini mandolin, passing on his love for the mandolin to a young man who will bring to life an instrument made 150 years ago. “I am very thrilled to be holding my own mandolin”, said Joel. “A big thank you to Norm from the bottom of my heart, and to Doug for restoring it. I look forward to many years of playing this beautiful mandolin.”

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ODYTIME FITNESS STUDIO is moving back to Montville, returning to the same studio that launched Bodytime on the Hinterland 12 years ago. Moving from a successful personal training studio in Maleny, Greg Blackley is looking forward to being a part of the Montville business community again, and to concentrate not only on fitness and weight loss for his clients, but also rehabilitation and strength training. Located behind Gypsy’s Restaurant (next to Montville Bar and Grill) the new Bodytime studio is sleek yet inviting, a private sanctuary to focus on your fitness goals. “So many people on the Range live with injuries, it is important to look at surgery as a final resort,” says Greg, founder of Bodytime Studio. “So many injuries or structural

problems can be managed by strengthening the selected muscle groups, preventing the need for major surgery and improving your general health.” When asked about returning to Montville after 12 years, Greg says, “It is rewarding to come full circle and return to Montville. I am looking forward to being part of the community again and enjoy the vibe of the unique village atmosphere that only Montville offers. “The chance to concentrate on rehabilitation and strength training is so rewarding, especially when a client arrives stooped over and in obvious pain, then they leave the studio with a spring in their step looking ten years younger!” To book a consultation to see what Bodytime can offer you, call Greg on 0411 331 488.

HE ORIGINAL SHOP opened in Coober Pedy, in the Outback of South Australia. Barbara and her late husband Piet Lamont mined together, Piet cut the opal and over the years they developed their own unique style of shapes and settings. With Barbara now settled in Montville with Edi Heide, the stunning creations continue. Every one of their pieces is a one-off design, handmade by master goldsmiths. “These days we work with opal from all over Australia. Our stones come from Coober Pedy, Mintabie in SA, as well as Lightning Ridge (NSW) and the Queensland Boulder opal fields. We work in silver, gold, platinum and other precious metals,” Barbara explains. In The Opalcutter gallery you will find Edi and Barbara from Opalcutter celebrate 25 years jewellery and art from Australia and overseas, indigenous Kathleen Buzzacott from Alice “We have blended Danish design with Springs; silver jewellery from Eva Stone in Australian artistry,” says Barbara. Poland, and jewellery set with gemstones In addition, you will find silver jewellery from around the world. by Daniel Bentley; 'Wild fine art jewellery' “We will be celebrating our birthday for made in resin from far North Queensland; the whole month of October with discounts paintings from local artists, and pottery by on our opal jewellery,” smiles Barbara. local potter Anne Gentry-Smith, as well as a ”And from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 we will Cairns-based artist. be having special celebrations with a 'lucky Also on display are the stone and wood dip', which can give you a 10 to 25% sculptures by Eddie Maguire from Yowah; discount on our jewellery and cut stones.” Aboriginal art set into jewellery by

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PRInG IS HERE AGAIn - the time when Arts Connect Inc. members celebrate a new program and Cr Jenny Mckay launched Sculpture on the Edge.

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Inspired by the Great Impressionists Ron Van Gennip


ORn In KATOOMBA, nSW in 1950, Ron spent his childhood amid the majestic beauty of the famous Blue Mountains. His parents were both born in Holland and very interested in painting. They encouraged Ron from a very young age to draw and sketch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was eighteen, I accepted a three year working scholarship with the Sydney Technical College. I then spent the next twelve years working with a prominent commercial art firm in Sydney. During this period, I studied with the Drummoyne Art Society which was then guided by the renowned impressionist, Joshua Smith.â&#x20AC;? Ron told us. In my early thirties, I gave up commercial endeavours to concentrate on fine art. I studied the works of Streeton and McCubbin.â&#x20AC;? Today, Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sensitive figurative paintings are deeply rooted in the romantic, impressionist tradition. His paintings are presented with poetic beauty and a gentle eloquence. They reveal Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world of colour and emotion and are expressions of harmony and grace. Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite subject is children and their world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is all about interpreting what lies just beneath the surface of their innocence. I have recently become a grandfather to two beautiful little girls and I am really looking forward to watching them grow up and using them as models for a new series of paintings.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are delighted that Ron has agreed to be our feature artist for Septemberâ&#x20AC;?, said gallery manager, Lisa Powell. Ron has had numerous solo exhibitions in Australia and has taken part in several group shows in Hong Kong, Japan and the United Kingdom. Open daily from 10 to 5, Montville Art Gallery is located at 138 Main Street, Montville, opposite the Village Green. From October 1st, Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings will also be featured under â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exhibitionsâ&#x20AC;? on the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website:

ACIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular Open Studios program will now occur monthly on each â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Studios will open on a rotating basis adding diversity to those visiting. Last month, 15 sculptors installed 22 pieces in the grounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat, 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny. All work is for sale and the exhibition is open to visitors every day until October 18. Judges Jude Turner, Christine Ballinger and Kathleen Hunt unanimously shortlisted three worthy pieces. But choices had to be made! First Prize, $10,000 was awarded to Maleny artist Corrie Wright for her ephemeral piece â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wherever you go there you areâ&#x20AC;?. This an exquisite piece; paper and wire â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bowlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; covered in wild moss. This â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;site-specificâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; piece will remain at Tamarind and its absorption into the environment will be documented. Corrieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work evolved from an RADF funded, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;green artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; installation, which was part of the 2014 Sculpture on the Edge. Second Prize, $1500 went to Beerwahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hew Chee Fong. His carved stone piece â&#x20AC;&#x153;Climbing the Dragons Spineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; illustrates the mastery of skills and conceptual sensitivity that we have come to expect from Chee Fong.




Heather Gall and Pam Maegdefrau from Arts Connect Inc. with Elli Schlunke's Mammothus A decision to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;createâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; a Special 2014 Judges Prize, for illustrating an innovative use of recycled materials, saw this $1000 Award going to Kenilworth artist Elli Schlunke. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mammothusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (pictured with ACI's Heather Gall and Pam Maegdefrau) is not just loveable but â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;realisticâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, bringing to life Elliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite pre-historic animal.

Hew Chee Fong created Climbing the Dragons Spine

Corrie Wright's green art: Wherever you go there you are Other artists whose work received commendation included: Frances Carr; Leisa Gunton; Hew Chee Fong; Sonya Moran; Janna Pameijer; Elizabeth Poole and Wayne Markwort. Arts Connect Inc. has presented Sculpture on the Edge (SOTE) annually since 2010. A special partnership with Spicers developed in 2011, and the generous Spicers Sculpture Award initiated in 2014. The inclusion within the SC 2015 Art Prize Awards, a significant partnership, is greatly valued. Enjoy this exciting work, meet Spicersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; welcoming staff, and please cast your vote for the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Award, $1000, to be announced late October. Pam Maegdefrau from ACI thanks our council, local organisations, businesses and politicians for supporting these prizes. www.artsconnectinc.com.au



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Hinterland Gems

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ASED In nAMBOUR, professional travellers, Jolene and Andrzej Ejmont from Wanderlust Storytellers love spending their family time in nature. They say it gives them a much larger view of the place they live in and plenty of exercise as well. These are their favourite lookouts in the Hinterland:

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The volcanic peak of Glass House Mountains Mt ngungun is a part of Glass House Mountains national Park and it towers over pine tree plantations, fields and bushlands. It is a very popular place for up-sailing, with its vertical cliffs providing heaps of fun for the adrenaline junkies. Alternatively, you can enjoy the 2.8km return walking track with its winding rocky steps all the way up to the summit. From the top you will get a breathtaking view of Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Coonowrin and Mount Beerwah.

The place where time stops I have to say that this view will be engraved in my memory forever, as this majestic scene of the full spread of the Glass House Mountains was a back-drop for our wedding ceremony a year ago. Very special place in my heart this one. Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is located on Mountain View Road, near the town of Maleny. The reserve comprises of 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the mountains and it is a living museum for animal life and diverse plants.

A stunning gem in the sea of green Wild Horse Mountain is located south of Sunshine Coast, just off the Bruce Highway at Wild Horse Road. The lookout sits only 123 metres above the sea of green lands. It is a steep 700 metre walk, mainly on a paved pathway. Take your time on the way up and be rewarded by fantastic 360 degree views; on a clear sunny day you can see all across Pumicestone Passage, Bribie Island, Moreton Islands and even see as far as Brisbane CBD to the south. Which lookouts are your favourite? www.wanderluststorytellers.com.au/

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Food Politics

Is your food fair? FA I R F O O D W E E K O C T O B E R 1 6 - 2 5 These events are being organised by food producers, eaters and community-based food organisations around the themes of community gardening, permaculture, healthy soils and regenerative farming.

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What Is Fair Food? Fair food nourishes our health, the health of the earth, and the health of communities. A call for fair food is a call for a positive food future, based on sustainable food systems and which celebrates the diversity of local and regional food cultures. A fair food system pays a fair price and ensures a fair deal to farmers, farm workers, and producers, so that they can make a good living. Fair food promotes the eradication of hunger by supporting communities across the globe to create their own fair food systems that are socially just, and which reduce wasteful and damaging practices. A fair food system is a healthy, secure, respectful, resilient, robust, thriving and inclusive system. Fair Food Week Fair Food Week is being celebrated across Australia from October 16-25 - just the third year of this national event. It is an important time for people to recognise and share the work that's going on to build a fairer, more resilient food system. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the strength and diversity of our local food producers and our local community food movement. During Fair Food Week there will be events across the country to inspire, activate and entice you to participate garden feasts and dinners, food swaps and film nights, farm tours and open community garden events, cooking demos, forums and speakers, practical workshops, markets and more.

United Nations International Year Of Soils This year, Fair Food Week is supporting International Year of Soils. The Un General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils to bring attention to the central importance of healthy soil for healthy human life. It is also aiming to educate people about the critical role soil plays in food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation, essential ecosystem services, poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Fair Food Week activities will focus on healthy and regenerative agriculture in both urban and rural areas, with community gardens playing a central role. Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance Fair Food Week is led by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance www.australianfoodsovereigntyalliance.org. This is a network of organisations and individuals collaborating to create a fairer food system from paddock to plate. Food sovereignty is a growing international movement - it is about people having the right and the opportunity to choose, create and manage their food system to meet their cultural, livelihood and personal needs. Support Fair Food Week During Fair Food Week, make extra special effort to be a conscious food citizen - enjoy food produced locally and fairly. To support the fair food movement you could perhaps: ● join or start a local community garden ● support your local school garden project ● shop at a local farmers’ market, food co-op or community-supported agriculture project ● buy fair trade food products eg: coffee, chocolate ● grow as much of your own food that you can

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● celebrate and learn about cultivating a better food future. Just some of the local events taking place: 1. October 19, 930am - 12.30pm: Community Garden Workshop: creating a permaculture garden with Morag Gamble sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council & Maleny neighbourhood Centre 5499 9345 2. October 20, 7pm: Screening of the new Fair Food Film at Crystal Waters, Ethos Foundation 5494 4833, morag@ethosfoundation.org 3. October 21: Sunshine Coast Community Gardens network: Building Good Soils naturally led by Morag Gamble at Moving Feast Community Garden USC 9.30am-12.30pm supported by University of Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council. 5494 4833 info@seedinternational.com.au 4. October 24, 10am-12pm: Baranbali Farm Tour: Ethos Foundation nature Kids, supported by Sunshine Coast Council. Contact Ethos Foundation 5494 4833, morag@ethosfoundation.org 5. October 24, 6.30pm: Baranbali Farm Local Producers Farm Dinner at the Conondale Hall baranbalifarm@gmail.com (a charity event for Riding for the Disabled) Find out about events, and list your event at www.fairfoodweek.org.au Get involved for a positive food future!

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From IGA to Udaipur Ambrosia Muir is a Maleny resident on a mission. She represented Maleny High School last year as female School Captain and earlier this year on behalf of the Lions Youth of the Year. And she also works at the local Maleny IGA. This year, Ambrosia and seven other like-minded gap year students living across Australia, came together to do something very unique and character-building.They decided to volunteer overseas in North India alongside the company Antipodeans Abroad for three months. Here is her story...


E LIVE On the outskirts of Udaipur in a small town named Bedla. While not luxury (but who really wants a warm shower in 35 degree heat?), the three story apartment is comfortable, secure and surrounded by a beautiful view of the town and its lush green mountains.” During the week they teach at a rural village school in the morning, come home for lunch around midday, followed by lesson planning. In the late afternoon they teach at a local destitute and disabled home, housing 100 boys ages 5-19. “Our days are always very busy, full of laughter, smiles, fun and delicious food. However there is no escaping the harsh reality of poverty and suffering going on around us. “Some days I find myself playing doctor rather than teacher. Due to the poor living conditions and lack of treatment, many of the school children and orphanage boys

suffer from colds, sores, etc. “Last week little five-year-old Yogesh was suffering from conjunctivitis, but despite his discomfort he was still smiling. It's saddening to know that an easily treatable infection, like conjunctivitis, has the capability to severely harm such a young boy if it goes untreated!” Ambrosia says that helping the community in a tangible way enforces the feeling that the volunteers are truly making a hands–on contribution to alleviate poverty. “Last weekend we took all 150 boys on a field trip to nearby religious temples and monuments; an excursion only made possible by the kind donations raised by the group who was working here last year. “For many of the children it was their first time on a bus. The experience lifted spirits, forged friendships between the children and the volunteers, and allowed the boys to feel somewhat 'normal' for a day.” Ambrosia believes this trip has reminded her of how truly lucky she is to live in Australia. “never again am I going to complain about having a weak wifi connection or not having the latest gadget.” If you’d like to help change these beautiful children's lives the better please visit the website: for https://www.gofundme.com/giftofeducation15 or email rileyshaejones@gmail.com.

Every donation counts and is greatly appreciated. Follow Ambrosia’s adventures via Instagram (@goldielocksss) or through Channel Youths and Antipodeans Abroad Facebook pages.

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Outspoken also introduces Paul Williams, Program Coordinator in Creative Writing at Sunshine Coast University and the author of several short stories and novels. His most recent book is Cokcraco, an exhilarating, playful and witty novel about writing, identity and literary ‘KritiKs’. Outspoken presents both writers who will be in conversation with Steven Lang at Maleny Community Centre, Thursday October 15, 6 for 6.30pm, tickets available from Maleny Bookshop. www.outspokenmaleny.com

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Kenilworth playgroup is fun for all under fives, but this time of year they are also helping children get ready for Prep! It is an excellent opportunity for littlies to become familiar with their new school and teachers, meet and play with children who will be in their class, and participate in early learning activities. It means your child will start school ready to make the most of learning. Co-ordinator Cynthia welcomes families every Tuesday and Thursday, 9-11am at Kenilworth State Community College during term time. You can also call 5440 0555 to find out about enrolments for Prep, 2016. Regulars, Symone and Aurora Cannon are pictured making beautiful artworks, but there is also group story/music time and a range of organised activities for toddlers and pre prep-aged children. The informal playgroup also has a safe outdoor play area. Come along and enjoy a cuppa while the children play. The cost is $2 per child or $5 per family. It’s a morning full of fun. See you there!

You don't always think of eyewear when it comes to fashion, but at the Spring Fashion Parade Fundraiser, for the Maleny neighbourhood Centre, you will see how your glasses can be an extension of your personality and style! Maleny Optical have been involved in putting together frames that compliment your fashion, and the rest of the package on the runway will be coordinated from Birdy Boutique, Flair for Fashion, Maleny Jewellers and Imelda’s. They also have a display with makeup, up styles and fascinators and a high tea planned with a glass of champagne on arrival or soft drink. Maleny-Blackall Range Lions will be on hand to run a few games to start proceedings off with some fun. Plus you can win a great raffle prize. Get a group together and book a table of 10 or just join others and have some fun on October 10, 2 to 4pm at Maleny RSL.Tickets are $15 each and available from supporting businesses.

Swim club will be back on with races and sign on October 7, from 5.30pm at the Maleny Swimming Pool. And they have some exciting news - 8-year-olds receive half-price membership, and 7-years-and-under get FREE membership! Events on club night include all four strokes, sprints, longer distance events and, on occasion, relays and novelty events. Swimmers just need to be able to swim half a lap unassisted to be able to join the fun. During school terms, Maleny Swimming Pool has lessons both morning and afternoon, learn to swim classes, stroke development classes and squad training, plus Aqua Aerobics is on every Tuesday and Thursday morning. The heated six lane 25-metre pool is open to the public every day of the week - a great way to keep the kids occupied! Call 07 5494 2589 or 0457 072 983 or visit www.malenyswimmingpool.com to find out more!

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What's in the Spotlight Apply to use public land for business Surf schools, coffee vans and beach equipment hire are some of the businesses that can apply for a permit to operate on public land. To find out if your business activity is eligible to operate on public land or to apply for a 3 year permit visit Council’s website or contact Council. Applications close Friday 2 October.

Saddle up for Bike Week 2015 Are you a road cyclist? A recreational rider? Maybe you’ve never ridden a bike. This Sunshine Coast Bike Week, October 10 – 18, there are a range of workshops, events and bike rides to join including Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 14 October. And, for every event you attend, you’ll enter the draw for a $500 bike shop voucher. Visit Council’s website for event details and to register.

Always Take the Weather with You


HERE IS SOMETHInG intrinsic in many humans that regardless of the weather, be it hot, cold, temperate, wet, dry, moist there is always something to whinge about...too this or too that, but at the end of the day it is what it is. I love the phrase “always take the weather with you” and I take that to mean that we shouldn’t expect fine weather to follow you around like some divine blessing, but to rejoice in being alive and in the world and enjoy all of natures moods. We are often hitting a dry spell at this time of year, but it appears we on the coast and adjacent ranges are fortunate to be receiving quite decent regular rainfall. Soils are moist and temperatures moderate, so guess what it’s time to plant! It’s not just planting time either, it’s time to create habitat with nest boxes, piles of rocks, mulch and branches etc... It’s that romantic time of year for much of our fauna and extra habitat means extra nesting, shelter and romantic rendezvous to ensure the survival of their populations and maintain biodiversity. At our new retail nursery Forest Heart at 20 Coral Street, Maleny we stock a range of local native plants for South East Queensland that is growing (literally!) all the time. Our aim is to provide the widest variety of SE QLD flora and with over 3000 local native plants that’s going to keep

us busy for a while. not only can we provide for all of your revegetation needs, but we are increasing the availability of local native groundcovers and shrubs for gardens, bush foods (including some great Finger Lime selections available in november), cabinet timber and farm forestry trees. Growing local native plants for revegetation, gardens, agriculture and resources is good for us, good for the country, good for wildlife and of course biodiversity. We’re also your local agent for Hollow Log Homes nest boxes, who not only wrote the book on the subject but are the great innovators and educators for all hollow nesting fauna. Tip of the month is mulch, mulch, mulch and you guessed it more mulch. All organic mulches are good and help keep the moisture in, feed and regulate the temperature of soils. The main limitations are availability of mulch, cost and time and labour. Other than that, mulch solves many problems from erosion, to soil structure, to nutrient availability and many more issues and is also habitat for a whole host of little critters that have a world beneath the mulch all of their own and in turn provide food for some of our large local fauna.

Ride the road safety messages New high visibility cycling apparel—featuring lifesaving road safety messages—is now available from Council. The super-smart yellow bike shirts and shorts are designed to help drivers see cyclists riding close-by and are part of Council’s Road Safety Plan. Visit Council’s website to order your gear.

Food Safety Training If you are a food handler at a licensed food business or at a charity, hospitality or fundraising endeavour, Council’s free online food training course may be just the tool you need to ensure the food you provide is safe. The program is in an easy learning format and accessible 24/7 via Council’s website.

Apply anytime for RADF funding Council’s new Regional Arts Development Funding (RADF) program is now open to support creative projects across the region. The new process is flexible and simple. It has no closing dates so if you have a creative idea, visit Council’s website for details and to apply online.

Australia Day Awards open for nominations Nominations for the 2016 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards are now open. The Awards recognise and honour the achievements of citizens who make a difference to life in our region. If you know a person, community group or organisation worthy of recognition nominate them via Council’s website.

A Nasty Weed


HERE’S A TALL and thorny woody weed flowering around the Range at present. It has large coarsely lobed leaves, whitish flowers and lots of thorns. Spines measuring 4-10mm are present on the under-surface of the leaves, mainly along the midrib and lateral veins. It’s hard to miss, especially if you attempt to handle it. Wear thick gloves! Its common name is Devil’s Claw Fig. The first two words are very accurate but it is not a fig. It is a member of the Solanum family, which includes wild tobacco, deadly nightshade, tomatoes, potatoes and other well-known plants. It is also called Giant Devil’s Fig and Devil’s Apple. A native of Central America, it is now naturalised along the east coast in higher rainfall areas from the nSW central coast to Queensland’s wet tropics and is usually seen growing along roads and in rainforest clearings. Globular orange fruit 20-35mm in diameter contain many seeds, which are

no doubt spread by various means once the ripe fruit falls to the ground. Unfortunately the shrub also has a spreading root system from which young plants can appear some distance from the parent. It is really important to get rid of it before it fruits and before it becomes too large and hard to handle, literally. Depending on growing conditions, particularly shade levels, it can grow to 2m. It is susceptible to herbicide but the removal method will depend on its size. Manually remove the young plants and bag and bin any fruit. It’s one of those weeds that has probably been around for a while but has become much more visible as numbers have increased, along with individual size. It is definitely one to remove now before it becomes even more widespread and increasingly difficult to deal with. Leaving elimination until too late is the common story for invasive

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weeds and results in increasingly costly control measures. Sound familiar?

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Sunshine Coast Art Prize celebrations There’s something for everyone at the 2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize 10th Anniversary celebrations. There are stunning exhibitions, gala openings, music, public art, projections and more across the whole region till December 11. View the program of events on Council’s Gallery website.

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FRANZ LOORS The use of the appropriate fertiliser at the right time and correct rate of application is most important for optimal results. All fertilisers have analysis numbers on their packaging. Example being, 15%n (nitrogen) 10%P (phosphorus), 12%K (potassium) and some may also contain a range of trace elements such as zinc, boron and manganese. In very simple terms, nitrogen promotes vegetative growth or top growth. Phosphorus aids in flower buds, fruit and root development and potassium builds strong healthy

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plants. Plants that grow fast and vigorous such lawns in summer require a fertiliser with more nitrogen than the other two elements. During the slower growing periods of the year, plants use less nitrogen but are still working slow and steady at laying the foundation for the following years buds, flower and fruit production. A fertiliser with an analysis such as 725-7 which is high in phosphorus will therefore aid in abundant bud and flower production. Fertiliser could be also applied as a liquid foliar spray where the nutrients are absorbed by the leaves.

It is better to under fertilise than over fertilise. Be sure to read your product information and use the appropriate fertiliser for the particular plant! Happy gardening!

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ebacle It’s Maleny’s favourite sport watching visitors mangle our reverse angle parking system.


F YOU ARE MAKInG your way along Maple Street and the car in front of you puts on its left blinker that means they have spotted a car space (which you can’t yet see). So you stop and wait for them to reverse into the spot. It can be a comedy of errors. Maleny identity Garry Claridge says the suggestion we change to nose-in parking would take all the fun out of traffic-watching. “Some of us (café-dwellers) vote to keep the reverse angle parking as we believe it provides free street entertainment!” he said. Long-term local Harvey Bryce says he can remember Maleny having reverse angle parking since the early 1950s. “We found a couple of references in the nambour Chronicle and north Coast Advertiser, circa 1945. Prior to 1945, vehicles parked in the centre of Maple Street. In late 1945, Council changed the parking regime from centre to parallel kerbside parking.” Parallel parking didn’t last, however. In December 1950, Landsborough Council described town parking as “just chaotic”, saying if something was not done there would be serious accidents. Some might say nothing much has changed in 65 years. The most common transgression is someone driving into

a parking space nose first. Clearly, the only way out is to reverse across two lanes of traffic, which is not only illegal, but dangerous too. Garry Claridge says there are two other variations – the ‘Q Park’ (a vehicle approaches from the other side of the road, does a U-turn, then reverses in) and the ‘S park’ (approach from the other side, drive past and reverse across the road into the parking spot). Over the Hill asked local retailers what they thought of the parking system. Some were unhappy about exhaust fumes drifting into their shops, some wanted heavy traffic diverted from the main street and others wanted Maple Street pedestrianised. Other common complaints included people overstaying the two-hour parking limit, a lack of disabled parking bays (there are eight disabled bays out of 130 spaces), and a lack of loading bays for local shops. People tripping over the yellow concrete bollards designed to stop cars reversing on to the footpath is also a cause for concern. But on the positive side, it does give Maleny folk the chance to prove how caring they are, as people inevitably rush to help the bollard victim. Perhaps it is time to limit on-street parking in Maleny to one hour or less, as is the case in other Hinterland towns. What do you think?

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

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

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

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The Maleny Singers are proud to be supporting the Maleny Rural Fire Brigade with two matinees of “Highlights from Carmen”, accompanied by the Maleny Performing Arts Orchestra. Interstate conductor, David Gee, will be in charge of the orchestra, as Margaret Taylor, Maleny Singers’ Artistic Director, swaps her baton for the boards. Margaret's distinguished career included many years with the D’Oyley Carte Company and the English national Opera.

Some of the music will be instantly familiar, such as the famous Toreador song and the evocative Habanera. Set in Spain, Carmen tells the story of the flirtatious and fiery gypsy, who ensnares the soldier Don Jose (Colin Dunn), then falls for the famous toreador Escamillo (Tony Glazebrook), with tragic consequences. Controversial in its time, Bizet’s opera has become one of the most wellknown and loved operas in the world. Don't miss them at the Maleny

Community Centre on november 7 and 8, at 2pm. Tickets are $20 from the Maleny Visitor Information Centre or http://www.trybooking.com/147438

Community Fun Day at Mapleton Kindy Come and visit your local Kindy at Mapleton on Saturday October 10, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Enjoy a coffee and a chat as we celebrate with craft, face painting, a sausage sizzle and a mobile petting farm, with loads of cute and cuddly animals including lambs, ducks and even an alpaca. If you have young children who may join us in the next few years, please do pop in!! For previous students and families, come and see how the Kindy has changed, reconnect with our longserving teachers and meet old friends. See you there! www.rangekindy.qld.edu.au

Positive energy The Conscious Life Festival QLD has been planned according to Traditional Chinese Feng Shui. The principles used incorporate Flying Stars (Xuan Kong Fei Xing), assessing the natal chart of the building ,which uses the compass reading combined with the age of the building. Furthermore, the annual stars plus Form and Compass school with Qi flow influences have been applied. These principles analyse the different spaces and rooms, assessing the energy qualities available to each of the building’s sectors, and how they impact



the various stallholders, speakers and performers participating. This festival is energetically supportive of wisdom – the wise elder, creativity, knowledge, the arts, music, communication, writers, artists and designers. And, in turn, this energy is supportive of the festival’s mission to empower, inspire and embrace consciousness. Within the building, there are energies available to sustain those involved in areas such as metaphysics, public speaking, jewellery, healers,

handcrafts, food and herbal products, massage, crystals, psychics, beauty and fashion. October 31- november 1, 9.30am5pm at Lake Kawana Events Centre.


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

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MOnTH Crystal Waters Market community-run, recycled/upcycled items, jewelry, organic veges, cakes, plants, honey, seedlings, soaps, hearty meals, light snacks, wood-fired sourdough bakery, great coffee, live music and a warm welcome. 5494 4590. nO MARKET In JAnUARY.

SECOnD SATURDAY OF THE MOnTH Montville Growers and Makers Market 7.30am-noon, Piping hot pancakes, buskers, genuine locally grown food, handmade craft, barista made coffee, under historic fig trees, profits maintain our Village Hall. 0407 656 726


ORDOn CRAMER FROM Kenilworth has developed a skill where he writes in miniature - micro writing - and creates art. Gordon went from UK detective and global logistics consultant, to cold-case investigator in Adelaide, before things began to take off with his micro writing talent. A recent sketch of a violin is made entirely in tiny writing, and Gordon has recently received an order for this version from Andre Rieu. Gordon explains how this came about, “I contacted Andre’s team and told them that I had an unusual handcrafted image of a violin based on the names of 122 violin makers from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.” The order soon followed. “Micro writing has a history going back 4000 years when the Mesopotamians used to inscribe cuneiform letters onto small clay tablets. It was also used in WWI and WWII, as well as the Cold War years, to send and receive disguised messages.

Gordon Cramer gets a kick out showing people his micro-writing

“I have had an interest for some years in the use of micro writing for art and for espionage.” The Adelaide case also connects to micro writing. “This was a 1948 Cold Case, The Somerton Man. I was able to find clandestine writing amongst the few documents available. There is a blog: tamamshud.blogspot.com.au. “I found that the letters were not themselves the code and the code, as such, was actually written within the letters and an image that I found in a copy of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam that was associated with the case.” Gordon began taking his artistic micro work to markets in March and business has grown using the written word in custom jewellery and framed images. You'll find Gordon and his stall, My Small World, at Maleny Sunday Market.

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

The Falls Rainforest Cottages 5445 7000 Queensland Hall of Fame property. Superb double spa and wood fire cottages. Secluded, romantic. 20 Kondalilla Falls Road. www.thefallscottages.com.au Secrets on the Lake 5478 5888 Luxurious treehouse accommodation with spectacular views of Lake Baroon. Fireplaces, relaxing double spas, spoil someone special- perfect for your romantic getaway. narrows Road, Montville www.secretsonthelake.com.au

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Maleny Artisan Spa Views • 5494 4222 Bed & Breakfast suites & self-contained penthouse. 475 Maleny-Kenilworth Road, Witta, Maleny. www.artisanspaviews.com.au Hotel Maleny • 5494 2013 Overnight classic pub style accommodation in the heart of town. Offering several types of rooms to suit your needs. Fully self contained luxurious 4 bedroom house which sleeps up to 12 people also available. www.malenyhotel.com.au Pomodoras on Obi • 5429 6543 Offering Maleny’s first ever unique luxury

cabin accommodation within walking distance to Maleny’s main Maple Street frontage. www.pomodoras.com.au Maleny Tropical Retreat B&B 5435 2113 540 Maleny-Montville Road. Offers something different from the traditional Bed & Breakfast accommodation. www.malenytropicalretreat.com Tranquil Park • 5494 2544 The best views of the famous Glasshouse Mountains. 483 Mountain View Road, Maleny. Motel Style units, sleeps up to 4 people. Self contained 2 & 3 bedroom units, sleeps up to 6. www.tranquilpark.com.au

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C R E AT I V E C U T S Woodford Orchestra auditions

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Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th birthday and auditions are being held at The Events Centre, Caloundra, to be a part of a 40-piece orchestra performing with 4 x Aria Award winner, Katie noonan. The Welcome Orchestra will perform music composed by Andrew Veivers - acclaimed composer, director and musician, and feature a festival song composed by Katie noonan in front of an amphitheatre audience of 10,000. To be involved, you must be available for all the rehearsal and performance dates at the Caloundra Events Centre, Bulcock Beach and Woodford Folk Festival. https://secure.jotform.co/Kylie_Woodford/WoodfordOrch estraAuditions

UFC hosts SHAMEEM Born in Australia to a Chinese-Malaysian father and an Iranian mother, this bubbly vocalist and songwriter enchants her audiences with her heartfelt, personal stories, socially conscious messages and spiritual influences in her songs. The diversity of her heritage has not only contributed to Shameem’s exotic looks, but has influenced her distinctive eclectic approach to music. Her unique fusion of 90s R&B grooves with the melodic sensibility of 70s soul, and a subtle twist of jazz, has seen her frequently compared to such artists as Alicia Keys, Sade and Michael Jackson. Enjoy Shameem’s music on Saturday, October 10. http://www.shameemmusic.com/

Friday, October 9, YESHE & KURAI (Germany/zimbabwe) Cosmopolitan Roots. Winner, Billboard World Songs, 2011 http://yeshe.com.au/ The highly anticipated music debut of long-time friends and music journeymen, Yeshe and Kurai, is set to push out the edge of contemporary zimbabwean Mbira Music, opening it up to other influences from Africa and beyond, including instruments such as ngoni, bass, kick drum and mesmerising percussion. Their live debut as a duo will be previewed on an Australian East Coast festival and theatre tour in november 2015. Their debut EP, "Return to Matapi Flats", will be released worldwide in February 2016. Come and see the performance by this winner of 2011 Billboard World Songs on Friday, October 9. http://yeshe.com.au

EMERGE Music Workshop



Maleny welcomes another visit by Guinea master musician Epizo Bangoura on October 24 and 25, an opportunity not be missed by drummers, dancers and lovers of African music. One of Africa’s leading percussionists, and Griot, keeper of his ancestral traditions, Epizo will be teaching African drumming and dance workshops over the whole weekend at the Maleny Community Centre, followed by an evening African Rhythm concert featuring some great acts. Doors open at 7pm. For further details and workshop bookings, contact 5435 8208 / 0437 603 213 or email natsdrum@bigpond.net.au www.facebook.com/upbeatrhythmsnat

Jane’s magic flute

Voices in unity

Sweet Chilli and the nightinguys warmly invite you to a concert of choirs at the Montville Village Hall, 2-4.30 pm October 11, 2015. The nightinguys are eight men chock-full of fabulous a capella music. The repertoire includes ballads, rock, blues, jazz and pop classics, sprinkled with soulful originals by the group. The women of Sweet Chilli have had a high profile on the Blackall Range for the last 12 years, and their sumptuous a cappella repertoire includes songs from across the world. Cost is $15/$10 concession – children under 12 are free and homemade afternoon tea available by donation.

On Saturday, november 7, three vibrant leading musicians from Australia’s Glasshouse Trio are presenting a community workshop for aspiring musicians and local ensembles at 10am-12pm at Eudlo Hall, Hinterland Sunshine Coast. Do you play strings, woodwind or piano? Do you play in a duo, trio, quartet or string, wind or mixed ensemble? Do you have music needing a polish ready for an upcoming performance, eisteddfod or exam? The EMERGE workshop is an amazing opportunity to learn with master musicians and private lessons are available. Please email info@cellodreaming.com.au or book online www.cellodreaming.com.au/education/workshops/emerge

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Maleny Arts Council recommends booking early for Jane Rutter’s concert at the Maleny Community Centre at 2pm on Sunday, October 18. Tickets are available from the Maleny Information Centre, Maple Street and online at Trybooking.com Titled ‘Flute Spirits’ her program will include the JeanJacques Rousseau solo flute version of Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, as well as haunting meditative works by Telemann, Debussy, and Jane’s own compositions. She will play a variety of flutes – silver, gold, bamboo, ebony as well as Irish whistles. Tickets $25, or $22 for Arts Council members. To join the Arts Council call John Marsden on 5494 2584.

Mem Fox storytime The brilliant team that brought you the best-selling Where is the Green Sheep? and Good Night Sleep Tight are coming to Maleny. Rosetta Books is hosting a free event with this iconic duo to celebrate their new book, This & That, and you are invited! Listen to stories by Mem Fox, ask your own questions, and have the opportunity to meet and greet and have your books signed by both Mem and Illustrator, Judy Horacek. Wednesday October 14, 10am for a 10.30am start, at the Maleny neighbourhood Centre. Bookings by October 9. Call 5435 2134 or email reading@rosettabooks.com.au

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17 On Sunday October 11, the spectacular Greek-style outdoor theatre on the shores of Lake Macdonald, Cooroy, will host OPERATIF!’s annual performance. The event has been going since 1996, when OPERATIF! was invited to open the fine theatre, which stands in the noosa Botanic Gardens. For the coming performance, five fabulous artists,

Crystal Waters concert On Halloween, Saturday October 31, The Deck at the Crystal Waters Permaculture Village will be shaking to the sounds of The zydeco Allstars, headlining the Crystal Waters Halloween Blues, zydeco and Rockabilly night. A Cajun menu will be available. To help raise funds for the Community Co-op, the bar will be selling beer and wine. Doors open 5.30pm, $18/15 concession, kids 15 and under free entry. Bunkhouse and camping accommodation available. You can find Crystal Waters off Kilcoy Lane Conondale. For more information contact Tom: 5494 4590, or email tombow51@hotmail.com or see www.crystalwaters.org.au.

25th Anniversary Concert

soprano Jennifer Parish, mezzo Hayley Sugars, tenor Derek Hill, baritone Stewart Cameron and pianist John Woods, will don formal gowns and tails, and thrill with an afternoon of popular opera and song. Find out more: www.operatif.com.au or 1300 308 385. Tickets are $45, students $20.

Drag Queen Bingo


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

Bingo performs as Melony Breasts (now this should be a fun night), so get your friends together and make a table booking, from 7.30pm. A hysterical night of Drag Queen bingo, comedy, drag shows and crazy prizes - "it's a ball dropping good time"! With woodfired pizzas and a licensed bar, entry is $20, and balls drop 7.30pm, on Thursday, October 15. Bookings essential. This is an 18+ event, which contains coarse language, sexual references and drag queens behaving badly!

Romantic Giants

Maleny resident Brian Martin will direct the Sunshine Statesmen at an upcoming night of entertainment at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, on the corner of Main and Church streets, Buderim on Saturday October 31. The concert will celebrate 25 years of singing on the Sunshine Coast by the Sunshine Statesmen and mark the first public appearance of the Maleny-based Joy of Singing Choir. With performances from Barbershop harmony group, Blindside, and Hot Ginger Chorus. Doors open from 6.30 pm with the show commencing at 7pm. For tickets, which include a light supper and refreshment, contact Paul on 5445 6497.


Promising to be a star-studded musical highlight of the 2015 Dreaming BIG concert series, The Glasshouse Trio will be performing Romantic Giants at 7pm on Saturday, november 7, at Eudlo Hall, Rosebed Street, Hinterland Sunshine Coast. Experience three outstanding Australian musicians of The Glasshouse Trio offering the highest caliber performance of Beethoven, Frankel, Schultz and Brahms in a magnificent combination of clarinet, cello and piano. Bookings can be made on www.eventbrite.com.au search for Romantic Giants, $45 music lover, $35 early bird & concession, $20 student, $100 group and family tickets available www.cellodreaming.com.au/concerts

2 DAVID BENTLEY (Brisbane) Expert original jazz & blues pianist, w. Andrew Shaw, bass. 3 FOLK, BLUES & BEYOND ($5) Monthly Blackboard, guest act THE GOODWILLS 9 YESHE & KURAI (Germany/Australia) Cosmopolitan Roots. Winner, Billboard World Songs, 2011 10 SHAMEEM (Perth) Indie R&B Soul Jazz singerpianist songwriter 15 ART OPENING ALEX BRIDGE ‘Return To The Stars’ Acrylics on canvas 16 MALENY UKULELES-TOM RICHTER, STUDENTS & FRIENDS 17 TOBY STRATON (Nambour) Innovative Jazz, R&B piano/vocalist (picture is correct) 23 The TREE SHAKES TRIO (S.Coast) ‘Brewed in Ireland, distilled in Australia’ 24 GETANO BANN (Mackay/Brisbane) Latin, Blues, Soul, Funk, Ballads, Reggae, Rock 30 RUBA TUBA (Maleny via France. U.S.) Accordion, tuba. Klezmer, Balkan, Gypsy, French classics, Italian, Celtic, Latin. 31 OL KING COEL (Maleny) ‘The voice of a man with an ear to the ground and a telescope to the sky’ With Leon Tussie, ace percussionist.

New look - new menu! The Club’s menu has had a ‘make-over’, with an emphasis on healthy. It is organic wherever possible and there are Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy Free options available for most dishes. Come in and try our new, organic coffee and sample our new menu.

Breakfast: 7.30am - 11-30am 7 Days Lunch: 12 midday - 2.30pm 7 Days Dinner: 5.30pm Mon, Fri, Sat.

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F THERE WAS nOT enough evidence already that Australian policy in the Middle East is failing, surely the pointless murder of an innocent and unarmed police worker by a fanatical teenager has confirmed it. Malcolm Turnbull has already moved; he is reaching out to the local Muslim community and endeavouring to dismantle the mindless alliteration of the dogmatic determination to degrade and destroy the Daesh death cult, beloved by his predecessor.

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But it will take more than removing the jingoistic slogans to repair the damage that has been done to the Australian body politic. It is time to admit that we have once again charged impetuously and perhaps quixotically into a situation we could not control; we may have done so with the best of intentions but we have got it wrong. To be blunt, it is time to get the hell out of the Middle East altogether. That will involve a monumental backflip; it will cause a major rethink for the defence establishment and it will disconcert and dismay our allies, particularly those in Washington. But the facts can no longer be ignored: as long as our troops remain on what is seen as Islamic lands, they will be a constant provocation to all Muslims, and most particularly to the disaffected within our own community. There has been much talk about “foreign fighters,” Australians and others taking up arms in Iraq and Syria on behalf of Islamic State. But by all logic, it is the Australian troops fighting against them who are the foreign fighters. They can have no legitimate national interest in the battle; they have become participants because of politics, through the perceived need to strengthen Western ideology and dominance. They are, if you like, mercenaries, hegemonists. That is not to denigrate the soldiers, airmen and support staff who have been sent to the conflict: they may well believe that their case just, and they may be convinced by what they have been told by Canberra, or Washington. They are, by and large, brave and unselfish men and women. But it is generally conceded that they make little military difference; if IS is genuinely to be degraded and destroyed, it will have to be from a massive effort led by the United States, and that is not going to happen any time soon. In the meantime, the jihadists provide constant and priceless propaganda material to the avowed enemy, resulting in the risk, and at times the reality, of terrorism and death in Australia. Tony Abbott’s excellent adventure has, self-evidently, failed. And we should not be surprised: Australian incursions into foreign lands have seldom succeeded, and almost never in the Middle East. Since the disaster of Gallipoli, this should have been the lesson for all governments of all persuasions. There have been a couple of isolated exceptions: the siege of Tobruk and the charge at Beersheba have been widely celebrated. But there were instances of wider and more justified World Wars. When we have volunteered to fly the flag for our allies in the region, it has invariably ended in tears. Since their defeat in Vietnam, the United States has ventured four times into the Middle East. They have adduced as their justifications to repel aggression, to avenge terrorism, to replace regimes of which they disapprove, to eliminate putative weapons of mass destruction, to nurture Western-style democracy and to ensure their own commercial interests, notably oil supplies. Their motives have been confused and at times

contradictory, but that has been their business. It has never been ours, and as our various leaders have attempted to master the script, it has invariably come back to the basic fact that Australia has been in there because Washington has asked us to. There has never been any legitimate national interest in pursuing wars in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq (three times) and now Syria. There has certainly been rhetoric, along the lines of the need to combat aggression, terrorism or pure evil, the importance of being an active and involved international participant, and more recently an echo of the Vietnam excuse: if we don’t stop them over there, they will somehow reach into our own country and destroy our open way of life. And it has happened, hasn’t it? We have seen the emergence of local protagonists, most notoriously in Man Haron Monis and in Farhad Khalil Mohammed Jabar. But it can be convincingly argued that they have appeared not in spite of our belligerence in the Middle East, but because of it. The most important duty of a government is to protect the safety of its own citizens. Our actions in Iraq and Syria are demonstrably not doing so. And in any case, it is time to embark on that quintessentially free market exercise, accost-benefit analysis. What, if anything, have we achieved through the fear, division and angst that have been the result of our military endeavours – not to mention the carrier loads of money poured into them? not a lot, and definitely no more than could have been achieved by working domestically to restrain and pacify the radicals, admitted by the government and all its agencies to have been very few. They have never been coming after us, and they are not now. To suggest that the misfits are a serious threat to our society is mistaken and to claim that somehow bombing targets half way around the world will fix any worries that exist is frankly absurd. The Middle East has always been a cauldron; intervention by the Western powers has invariably been misguided and most often counter-productive. And now the Russians have intervened, attacking not only those we say are the enemy but also some we say are our friends. For Australia to deny that there is nothing more to be gained and a great deal to be lost in the ongoing confrontation is clearly deluded. Tony Abbott’s position was always more metaphysical than rational; to him the fight was not about strategic objectives, it was a personal crusade, perhaps even a prelude to Armageddon. Malcolm Turnbull has the potential to bring us back to reality – to focus, as he and his colleagues are always saying, about outcomes. And that being the case, it is time to cut our losses, and tell Washington that we have tried, but enough is enough. It is time to take a deep breath, bite the bullet and grit our teeth. It is time to get the hell out.

Two Years Eight Months & Twenty-Eight Nights

A Personal Guide to India and Bhutan

This and That

By Salman Rushdie

By Christine Manfield

From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling. This is an idiosyncratic and innovative work, brilliantly funny and emotionally engaging. Many readers count Rushdie among our greatest writers; books like this one are the reason why.

India is an explosion of colour and light, a land of magic and chaos, a paradise for foodies and a feast for every sense. The depth and variety of food in India is incredible and this guidebook should be your starting point for your own gastronomic adventures. Indians are renowned for their generosity and hospitality, and the delights of travelling in India are infinite. You could be invited to share home-cooked food at the family table in a private house, savour delectable snacks from a street vendor, or experience the thrill of an early-morning train ride with the ubiquitous cup of chai. Each chapter contains essential sights, local eats, top places to stay and the best places to shop. This personal tour from well-loved chef Christine Manfield is the result of years exploring India, the Himalayas and Bhutan - the perfect companion for travellers who want to find the really special places to eat and stay.

The brilliant team that brought you the best-selling Where is the Green Sheep? and Good Night Sleep Tight have a new story to tell. A story of THIS, and a story of THAT. An utterly delightful bedtime tale. Rosetta Books is delighted to be hosting a free event to celebrate the new book, This & That. Parents and carers are invited to attend a very special story time with this iconic duo. Listen to stories by Mem, ask your own questions, and have the opportunity to meet and greet and have your books signed by both Mem and Judy. Wednesday October 14th at the Maleny neighbourhood Centre, 17 Bicentenary Lane Maleny – 10am for a 10:30 am start. Bookings at Rosetta Books 5435 2134 or email reading@rosettabooks.com.au RSVP by October 9th

By Mem Fox; illustrated by Judy Horacek

Out and About

Charity Cricket helps prevent lung cancer

Andrew Powell is still smiling from the win!

The Celebrity XI are finally successful against the Maleny Maulers in 2015 - Captain Andrew Powell holds on to the special Golden Thong trophy and his son Daniel wins the Player of the Match!

Commentary by DJs from Zinc 96.1 FM and Hot91 FM was just as entertaining for our spectators as the on field antics

Bar staff Paul Dingle, Sarah Widin and Wallace Roy

A catch for Steve Dickson (State Member for Buderim) Right: Matt Babarovitch, AKA "Klinger' looked the part!

Food sellers Sally Mallet, Dianne Wilson, scorer Carolyn Bradbury and MDSRC President Greg Williams

DJ 'Nugget' from Zinc 96.1 FM and robed Steve Chaddock bowling for the Maulers

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In Fitness ...and in Health

Ayurvedic Health Advice to Suit You

Body Acidity and Weight Gain


ID YOU EVER THInK that you might be too acidic? If you’re feeling tired and sluggish, you probably are, but go through the following information and ask yourself – do you have some or most of the following symptoms as these are definite indicators of excess acidity. • • • • • • •

General mental and physical fatigue Joint pain or stiffness especially in the morning Hormonal symptoms such as nasty PMT, heavy or painful periods and menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes Symptoms of intolerance to carbohydrates like craving for sweets, always hungry, bloating Blood sugar handling problems such as sleepiness after meals, get tired when you stop Feel flat, depressed, non motivated (it is virtually impossible to feel good when you’re acidic) Weight gain and fat storage – because of the sluggish metabolism, acidic people struggle with their weight and find it very difficult to achieve and maintain effective weight loss

Clinically, I find, without exception, a person who feels unwell and fits the above picture, is too acidic. I would like the opportunity to help you fix these problems. Is it a challenge? Yes, it can be, but when you learn how to get well, it doesn’t get much better than that. Optimal health is a great achievement. Invest in yourself. Pirie

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www.siaholistichealth.com.au Dr John Pirie Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist 19 Coral Street, Maleny Phone: 5435 2155

Collective Consciousness


O MATTER HOW PURE and refined our awareness is, we are also influenced by the collective consciousness. The Wendy Rosenfeldt collective consciousness is the sum total of all the individual people’s consciousness in a family, city or country. Even without the understanding of the value of collective consciousness most people can relate to it; that experience of going into a city and feeling on edge and stressed, or spending time in a relaxing place and coming away feeling revived and refreshed. This experience is more pronounced from country to country. As a traveller it is easier to sit back and observe the qualities of the place you are in but when you live in a place all the time, you are subject to the particular laws of nature constantly and therefore don’t notice them. The most powerful tool for clearing the collective consciousness of a place is meditation. Maharishi predicted that when 1% of the population of a city or country practised Transcendental Meditation together it was enough to affect the collective consciousness. When this was achieved it was noted that the crime rate went down, traffic accidents decreased, and hospitalisations were lower. Events that indicated a rise in creativity and confidence were also evident such as a rise in the stock market and an increase in patent applications. In 1993, Maharishi organised a large group of people to go and meditate in Washington with the intention to lower the crime rate. When they achieved the Super radiance number, the crime rate dropped dramatically by 23%. After the group disbanded the crime rate gradually crept up to what it had been. The statistics that this was a coincidence was less than 2 in one billion chance. There are places around the world where big groups practice their TM together

every day in order to stabilise the world consciousness. The experience of transcending takes the awareness to that level of life where everything is connected. In the individual it gives the experience of holistic brain functioning, brain imaging shows that before meditation all the parts of the brain are like an incoherent orchestra where everyone is playing a different song, when the mind transcends it is like the conductor raising the baton and all the parts come together to produce a harmonious melody. The same is true for the group. From quantum physics we know that at the subatomic level of life everything is connected. There is a Unified Field, where all the disparate laws of nature are found to be part of the same intelligence. When the individual mind transcends and experiences this state of awareness, it wakes it up in the collective consciousness of the society. When the 1% effect is attained, people in the immediate environment feel more coherent without doing anything themselves. The meditating group acts like a washing machine for the collective stress. It is like cleaning the cloud of stress hanging over a city and enlivening the experience of unity in everyone’s awareness. To find out more come to an introductory talk on Transcendental Meditation.

There are still places left on the Ayurveda Self Pulse Reading Course starting on the 7th of October in Maleny. Call 5499 9580 or email wendy.rosenfeldt@tm.org.au to find out more. Wendy Rosenfeldt is a Maharishi Vedic Health Educator and Teacher of Transcendental Meditation.

Stress less, eat your veggies and herbs and soak up the sun then clump togethor and trigger brain degeneration.


ESEARCH PUBLISHED in JAMA Internal Medicine on 14.9.15 showed that Olive oil, which is high in nonounsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients, demonstrated varying anticancer properties, significantly lowering the risk of breast cancer as well as having other health benefits. Another study published on 22.8.15 in the journal Springer Plus, found that a compound called Luteolin may protect against breast cancer in women supplemented by HRT treatment. Luteolin is found in broccili, celery, parsley, thyme etc. More research is finding a possible link between Alzheimers disease and stress. “Stress causes the release of a hormone called corticotrophin releasing factor in the brain, which boosts the production of protein fragments, these

Low Vitamin D3 levels can also contribute to cognitive decline and performance as well as impairing recovery from surgery and various other illnesses. Chilling out in the warm sunshine might help us to retain our clarity longer it seems. Stress complicates and distorts so much of our perception. It robs us of our vitality and opportunities for joyful living, and really it accomplishes very little in terms of positive input in our lives. It might be useful then to ask ourselves if we could change our internal dialogue to a more calming and positive frame of reference and invest our energy in more productive habits such as pausing and asking ourselves “am I reacting or responding to this? How is my anxious, frustrated thinking/ feeling actually helping me?” It could be beneficial to also check if our need to be understood and to be right is worth the cost that stress extracts from us.

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.




Saying goodbye to aching feet




Feeling Stressed, Tense or Fatigued?


ECHnOLOGY IS A TRULY marvellous thing, but blink and you will miss it! Some of the everyday gadgets we take for granted now, like iPads and touch screen TVs, were the stuff of science fiction not too long ago. Podiatrist, Ben Stasiak says his profession is no different, "The profession of Podiatry has new systems for patient evaluation and orthotic manufacture appearing regularly.â&#x20AC;? Ben recently realised he could offer more as a practitioner by using the Paromed CAD/CAM system, which utilizes a pressure measurement plate, 3D scanner and computer milled EVA orthotics. Ben explains, "The pressure plate is basically a diagnostic tool used to measure the ground reaction forces both in static stance and whilst walking, allowing me to find problem areas of the foot.â&#x20AC;? The 3D scanner is the leading foot scanner in terms of measurement accuracy and efficiency, with a clinical photo of the foot recorded at the same time for easy identification of any issues. Finally, using the revolutionary milling machine means that Paromed Orthotics creates the perfect fit in comfort and control. So, if you have any lower limb complaints and would like to experience the latest in technology please call Maleny Physiotherapy on 5494 3911 for an appointment.

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

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

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

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

Maleny Acupuncture Dolina Somerville: BHSc (Acupuncture) China Trained: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine,Chinese Remedial Massage & Cosmetic Acupuncture. 38a Coral St Maleny Hicaps & Eftpos. Ph: 5435 2777, 0408 693 029 www.malenyacupuncture.com

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

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

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

BEAUTY THERAPISTS & HAIRDRESSERS A little Beauty, Body and Wellness Elements at Montville Customised beauty treatments. Pamper packages. Special occasion & bridal makeup. Massage. Manicures. Pedicures. Devine body treatments. Ph: 5478 6212 www.elementsmontville.com.au Michelle Jarden - Beauty Therapist. Electrolysis, facials, massage, make-up, nails, sauna, spray tanning, tinting, waxing, ear-piercing. 66 Curramore Rd, Witta. Ph: 5494 4012 or Mob: 0402 531 500 Nellies Creative Hair Design Nellie, Annette and Jenny offer you the opportunity to have exceptional hair with great product at fantastic prices. Cut and Colour specialists. Phone 0438 785 443. 9 Bunya St Maleny. Ample parking/wheel chair friendly. Honeycomb Hairdressing Montville Friendly, experienced senior hairdressers. Affordable quality hairdressing and beauty services. Gift vouchers available. Organic hairdressing products. Call for an apointment: 5442 9269 46



COUNSELLING & LIFE COACHING cont. Ruth Donnelly - Holistic Counsellor Heart-centred approach to healing trauma, building emotional wellbeing. Integrating body psychotherapy, mindfulness, artistic therapies, Reiki, Acutonics, Bush Flower Essences, Dru yoga 0409 564 276, ruth@ruthdonnelly.com.au, www.heartmindconnections.org 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

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

Chirone Shakti – Relationships & Sexuality Counsellor and Holistic Therapist specialising in relationships, sexuality, grief and loss. Discover deeper and more satisfying levels of relating. ph: 0421 814459, email: info@chironeshakti.com.au, web: http://chironeshakti.com.au

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

JEANNA MARIEE - ENERGY MENTOR -Emotional Transformation Coach -Life / Personal Mentor -Reiki Master / Practitioner -Personal / Private / Programs / Local Ph: 0466 403 651 www.jeannamariee.com.au


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

Maple Chiropractic Maleny Dr Stephen Lowe & Dr Samuel Lowe 60 years combined experience. Concession rates & HICAPS. Relaxed & friendly atmosphere. 45 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3322 www.maplechiropractic.com.au

David Anderson - Journey Facilitator I believe in this process. Change your thinking. Achieve your goals, reduce illness, anxiety or depression behaviours. Adults, teenagers and children. 0418 496 574, www.malenyholistichealth.com.au

Dr. Ralph Stockmann- Dr of Chiropractic USA, Palmer Graduate Medicare & DVA Provider Special interest in difficult & chronic conditions of lower back,neck,knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, wrist & headaches 26 Coral St. Maleny Ph: 0410 793 513

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, 0410 280 946 leeannhorrill@hotmail.com

Hinterland Chiropractic Dr Josephine Sexton. Using gentle, safe and effective techniques to maintain spinal health and wellbeing. Concession rates, Family discounts and HICAPS available. 21 Bunya Street, Maleny. Ph: 5435 2987 John Pirie Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist Gentle hands-on chiropractic using applied kinesiology. Individual programs available. 19 Coral Street Maleny. Ph: 5435 2155 www.siaholistichealth.com.au

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

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

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

ENERGY HEALING / SOUND THERAPY John of God Maleny Crystal Light Bed Spirit doctors and saints, like Saint Francis, serve you and your desires with conditional love. Ph: 5499 9476 or 0418 496 574, www.malenyholistichealth.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

Hinterland Health and Beauty 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. Phone 0438 050 839 for appointments. "The door to change is always open"

NATUROPATHS cont. Pascale Richy – Naturopath BHSc Acute & chronic ailments, women’s health, stress management. Evidence based, wholistic & inclusive approach. In depth consultation & naturopathic assessment. Nutrition, Herbal medicine, dietary planning & lifestyle counselling. 2/38 Maple St. Maleny. Ph: 0423 615 413 Laurel Hefferon Naturopath & Herbalist BHSc Colon Hydrotherapy & Ka Huna Bodywork Specialising in herbal & nutritional treatment of adrenal exhaustion, post-viral syndromes & acute & chronic immune conditions. 35 Rosella Rd, North Maleny Ph: 5494 2101 Mob: 0401 750 255

MASSAGE THERAPISTS Specials Full Body Scrubs and massages $50. Head, Neck and Shoulders $30, Foot massage $30, facial $45. Montville Call Andrea 0417 52 3193 Hours 5.30am to 5.00pm. Connective Therapeutics - Hawaiian Massage. Improve Joint Movement, Releases Tight Shoulders, Eases Sciatic and Lower Back Pain. Hot Stone Therapy. Aromatherapy. Access Bars®. Rebecca Hopkins RMT. By Appt: 0415 518 415 Maleny Holistic Health Centre The Stillpoint - Katie White Remedial, Relaxation, Reiki Massage & now Emmett Technique. Reiki Treatments & Workshops. Appts Mon- Sat. HF Rebates. Gift Vouchers. Ph: 0400 722 786 www.thestillpoint.com.au Kathy Blackburn, Adv Dip Applied Science (Remedial Massage). Remedial/Sports Massage; Traditional Chinese Massage; Lymphatic Drainage; Emmett Technique, Trigger Point & Myofacial Release. “Integrated Bodywork” tailored to your special needs. HF rebates. Ph: 5429 6180 Beautiful Kahuna Massge with Linda. Total blissful relaxation or combo deep tissue (good for tradies/sports/remedial). Practitioner of the healing art EMF Balancing technique. Relax, unwind & balance 7 days. Ph 0457 194 339 KA HUNA Massage Jessica Ainsworth Maleny.Relax your body, relax your mind. Massage with a profound and lasting effect. Certified Level 7 Ka Huna bodyworker and teacher. PH. 5499 9372 www.jesskahunahut.com.au Facebook.com/jesskahunahut Massage Experienced Diploma Deep or relaxing always nuturing $60 ph. $90 - 90 mins, Readings $50 Bellydance for functions Call Brenda Tahili 0438 358 189

NATUROPATHS Sallyann Stewart - Naturopath, Herbalist, Remedial Massage Therapist, Live Blood Analysis Practitioner Naturopathic clinical testings & assessment, Live Blood Analysis, stress mgmt, digestive issues, children’s health, remedial massage, lymphatic drainage. 19 Coral St, Maleny, 5435 2599/ 0421 410 558, sallyann@naturaltherapiesstudio.com Marisa...Naturally Marisa T Kliese offers a complete Natural Therapy Clinic. Services include, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Professional Counselling, Life Coaching, Spiritual Healing. Ph: 5494 2627

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

PSYCHIC READINGS / TAROT PSYCHIC READINGS/TAROT Kerry Laizans: Psychic/Tarot Readings: Sundays on the verandah at the Maleny Markets. Pre-bookings welcome. Online or phone readings available: 0411 488 291 or by email 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

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


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

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


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

PHYSIOTHERAPY/OSTEOPATHY Maleny Physiotherapist Tim & Mary Bagshaw. For all of your Physiotherapy requirements. 1/70 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3911 www.malenyphysiotherapy.com.au Eudlo Osteopathy Thomas Whitton. Gentle manipulative therapy for body dysfunction and pain in all ages. 13 Rosebed Street, Eudlo. Ph 5445 9555

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

PERSONAL TRAINER, FITNESS, DANCE Bodytime Fitness Studio Improve the quality of your life! Injury Rehabilitation, Fitness, Weight Loss, Strength Training. Private, Well-Equipped Studio, One on One Training Montville – Call Greg 0411 331 488

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

Melissa's Healing Space - Yoga/ Mindfulness Meditation classes @ Curramore Studio Tues 6 -7.30pm (Gentle yoga), Fri 9.30- 11.15am (General yoga), Fri 11.30 - 12.30pm ( Meditation Class), Fri 12.45-1.45pm (Chair/Gentle yoga) Ph: 0417 200 192 em: melissa@melissashealingspace.com www.melissashealingspace.com

Yoga with Lottie using WEIGHTS For sculpturing,raising metabolism, increased bone density and flexibility. Mon 10.30am,Tues 5.30pm and Thurs 9.30 am. No bookings required. Classes suit all levels of experience. Maleny Showgrounds Pavilion Ph: Lottie 5313 7756 Radiant Light Yoga with Rukmini Peachester - Wed 6.30pm NEW CLASS: Landsborough- Fri 9.30am Ph: 0437 914 029 www.shantipathyogaspace.com.au

Maleny Yoga Vrksa Shop 7 Rainforest Plaza, Maple St, Maleny, Fully equipped studio Variety of teachers & classes, Workshops & private tuition, All ages & abilities welcome Ph: 0448 518 734 E: malenyyogavrksa@gmail.com Satyananda Yoga at Yoga Sanctuary Mapleton. Gentle class suitable for all levels includes meditation and relaxation and breathing practice and postures Wednesday nights at 7-8.30pm email:ommanepadmehung@yahoo.com.au ph: Tara on 0458 064 077

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

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

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

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


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


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 Em: rangeaircon@gmail.com

ANTENNAS Jim's Antennas Digital & problem reception specialists. Locally owned, servicing the hinterland. Call Craig Titheradge today for a free quote. Ph: 131 546 www.jimsantennas.com.au Merv Schulz Maleny TV Antennas Est business in Maleny and the hinterland for over 30 years. For all your digital TV reception/antenna needs, including satellite installations. Insurance quotes. Friendly reliable service. 0418 774 958, or in the evenings on 5494 2876.

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

CARPENTRY 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

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

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

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

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

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


Monarch Realty The sales and rental experts at Monarch Realty need to be your first stop when looking at real estate in the pleasant and scenic Sunshine Coast Hinterland area. Pauline Coultis 0411 651 991. Shop 4, Maleny Street, Landsborough. Ph: 5494 1577 www.monarchrealty.com.au

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

Humphries and Fisk Whether you are looking to buy or sell, Ian and Pat, with over 20 years experience on the range would love to share their expert local knowledge with you. Ph: 07 5494 3344, Fax: 07 5494 3488, 20 Maple St, Maleny http://www.malenypropertysales.com.au/


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

District Vets Maleny Veterinarian Susan Portas and Nurse Deb Barratt combine to provide professional compassionate care for your pets. Hours Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 8am-6pm. Wed and Sat by appointment. 7 Myrtle St Maleny Ph. 5499 9077

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Hale Carpet Cleaning Your locally owned and operated carpet professionals. Carpets, Rugs, Curtains, Lounge Suits, Cars, Tile and Grout, Stain removal, Get the Red carpet Treatment Call Brad on 5 4 9 9 9 9 2 6

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

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

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

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

Trades & Services CHAINSAW & TREE WORK



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

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

Lic No. 71210

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

Montville Auto - Car Service & Repairs All your mechanical needs in one place. Log Book services, Supply , fit and balance tyres, restoration work, engine upgrades and custom builds. 12 Balmoral Rd, Montville. Phone Scott: 5442 9413

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

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

PLANT NURSERIES Brush Turkey Enterprises Wholesale native nursery qlty tubestock. Rainforest, wetland, grasses, sclerophyll, coastal & understorey species. Min. order 100 plants. Open to public by appt. Ph: 5494 3642 or email: nursery@brushturkey.com.au Barung Landcare Native Plant Nursery Your local community nursery stocks an extensive range of species indigenous to the Blackall Range and surrounds. Open to the public Wed–Fri 9am–3pm, Sat 9am–12pm Ph: 0429 943 152 Email: nursery@barunglandcare.org.au

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

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


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

Plumbing Gas Lic No: L90406  Lic: 25555 QBCC   : 1172423 

Phone Damian 0410 855 778 





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

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

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

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

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




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

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


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


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



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


Sky Plumbing & Gas Fitting

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

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

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


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


Green Energy Electrical


All Energy HQ – Solar & battery storage. Locals (since 1989) you can trust, providing only the highest quality products. Solar installations and upgrades - home and businesses Battery storage All Energy HQ - 10 Jeffreys Rd, Glasshouse Mtns - Ph 5438 7200 E: sales@allenergyhq.com.au W: allenergyhq.com.au Lockstar Energy Complete off grid systems installed from $4,900.Off-grid made easy specialists, new installations and upgrades, System maintenance, Inspections and reports. Call Lachlan on 0447 525 506 info@lockstarenergy.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

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


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Maleny Swim Club is back, 5.30pm www.malenyswimmingpool.com


Montville Chamber General Meeting, Montville Bar and Grill, 5.30pm. Come along and see how we are helping small business in your region. RSVP montvillechamber@gmail.com


Eckankar present HU Chant and discussion with a spiritual theme, 6 – 7.30pm, free - every Wednesday. Maleny neighbourhood Centre, 17 Bicentenary Lane (off Coral St) 0429 957 989


Aglow international - Sunshine Coast Branch will meet at Flame Tree Baptist Church Hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, nambour, commencing at 9.30am. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. Our guest speaker will be Elaine Stanfield. Entry $8 includes a delicious morning tea. Melva: 5443 5752 or Dorothy: 5476 4190


Spinal Injuries Australia Sunshine Coast Post Polio network will meet at 10am at the CWA Hall, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore. Guest speaker will be Paul Galy OAM, Shoemaker. new members welcome. For further information please contact facilitators Cathy on 54476608, or Jim on 5494 3272


Gates opening 6pm, single feature of “Beetlejuice” (M) Maleny Rangers FC U15 Boys Drive-In Movie, Maleny Showgrounds



Community Fun Day Mapleton Kindy, 9.30am to 12.30pm, craft, face painting, a sausage sizzle and a mobile petting farm www.rangekindy.qld.edu.au Spring Fashion Parade Fundraiser, 2 to 4pm at Maleny RSL


Movie Friday 9 October Gates opening 6pm – Single feature of

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10 -11 Sunshine Coast CycleFest http://www.sccyclefest.com.au/ 11

Maleny Rangers Football Club Inc AGM, 10am, norris House, Maleny Showgrounds

11 Native Plants Sunshine Coast full day outing to the Friends of Yarraman Creek Rehabilitation site and the Fragile Web at Blackbutt sgapsuncoast@gmail.com 11

Lions Mountain View Challenge Fun Run, Maleny Showgrounds


Opera in the Amphitheatre, Lake McDonald at 3pm


Tai Chi for Arthritis program, may assist with improved flexibility, pain management, muscle strength, posture, balance and stress relief. Mondays until november 16, 1-2pm,$5 per class, includes afternoon tea. Millwell Road Community Centre, 11A Millwell Road, Maroochydore. Bookings: 07 5441 0115. Participants should be HACC-eligible and gain medical clearance from their GP


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Maleny Community Gym AGM, 6pm at the gym

30, 31 Nambour Orchid Society Species Show, Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave. nambour from 8am, $3, plant sales, refreshments available 30

Secrets on the Lake PInK morning tea, from 9am to 11am, 5478 5888 Conscious Life Festival, Lake Kawana Events Centre Crystal Waters Halloween Blues, zydeco and Rockabilly night, Tom: 5494 4590


Zonta invites you to a morning tea in aid of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, with Speaker Annabel Prefontaine, 9.30-11.30am


Melbourne Cup Fun Night fundraiser at Maleny RSL Hall - $30 RSVP by October 24: 0418 761 507


Shnit International Short Film Festival, The J. noosa is the first venue in Australia to screen it 7.30pm 18+, book: www.thej.com.au or (07) 5329 6560



Sunshine Coast Home Show


His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche public talk ‘Letting Go of the Past', Maroochydore Millwell Road Community Centre, 7pm, $25, 0416 404 826

16-18 Australian Body Art Festival http://australianbodyart.com.au/ 16-25 Fair Food Week 17

Friends of Mary Cairncross AGM, Education Centre, 10am, all welcome


HU Chant and discussion with a spiritual theme, 9.3011.30am, Arts and Ecology Centre, Maroochy Botanical Gardens, www.eckankar.org.au

19-25 Aussie Backyard Bird Count 23

Maleny State School Country Fair 3.30-8pm, fun stalls, great food, amusement rides, showbags, activities, live entertainment and fireworks at 7.30pm


Conscious Life Festival, Lake Kawana Events Centre


Melbourne Cup

3-9 Chögyal Namkhai Norbu retreat, namgyalgar in the Glasshouse Mountains, Ph: 54387696 11

Remembrance Day

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ACT 4 Change Now Mindfulness Courses for Managing Stress, Anxiety and Depression, Incorporates evidence-based practices of Acceptance Commitment Therapy. Evening classes: 2 hours over 8 weeks. $395. Medicare and Health Fund rates available. Maleny Psychology: 5435 2301

African Drum and Dance workshops with Epizo Bangoura Oct 24/25 @ Maleny Community Centre. All levels welcome. Drums available for hire. Full program www.facebook.com/upbeatrhythmsnat , natsdrum@bigpond.net.au Bookings Natalie 0437 603 213

Learn to Play Bridge at Maleny Bridge Club. Morning lessons start October 22. Learn the basic game in a relaxed and friendly way with supervised play to follow. www.malenybridgeclub.com.au Ph: 0400 016 502

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

Trumpet and Singing Lessons Prof qual teacher 10 years experience. Free Trial lesson available M.Teach (Une), M.Mus (Syd), B.Mus (melb), A.Mus.A (ameb) Enquiries: 07 5429 6653 david.crowden.music@gmail.com www.davidcrowdenmusic.com

Aspiring Young Musicians Workshop with master musicians Australia’s Glasshouse Trio, nov 7, 10am-12pm, Eudlo Hall, $40 per performing spot or group, $10 per family. Book at: www.cellodreaming.com.au/ education/ workshops/emerge or 0415 128 799



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‘Chicks in the Sticks’ High Tea, Yabbaloumba Retreat in Kenilworth at 1pm, call Lolie: 5446 0222





Tuition and Workshops 

Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival opens from Conondale and Kenilworth through the Hinterland north to Dagun www.scarecrows.org.au

HU Chant and discussion with a spiritual theme, 67.30pm, Tewantin CWA Hall, www.eckankar.org.au


This fundraiser for the Maleny Rangers Football Club Snacks & cold drinks from the candy bar including pop-corn!




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10-18 Sunshine Coast Bike Week

17-18 Buderim Garden Festival. The Buderim Garden Club much loved annual event, from 9am to 4pm, Buderim Memorial Hall

Saturday 7 Nov - To be announced Saturday 5 Dec - To be announced

Pre-book your tickets at www.ticketebo.com.au/starrynights

Belli Hall's next Old-Time Dance 7.30pm, popular band, Sunshine Swing, includes hearty supper - $14 adults, $5 students, children free. Raffle tickets at the door, alcohol-free venue located at 1170 Kenilworth Road, Belli Park. Margaret on 5447 0175 or visit www.bellihall.com


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