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t seeMs 2020 is nearly here, and so many interesting, kind and creative people have filled our pages this year: historians, artists, local characters, volunteers, hinterland businesses, farmers and families. thank you for sharing so much with us. i am lucky to have a great team working with me on the Hinterland Times, and we constantly bounce ideas around, encourage each other, and make sure that everyone feels supported. Neil and emily Coningham, it is a joy having you as the Ht owners. You have given me the autonomy to take risks and try new ideas: Poet’s Corner; Ht Young Writer of the Year Award; Letters, Leunig and Light Relief; travels With… and Back to Nature. thank you so much for believing in me. Karen Muir, you are an advertising champion who works incredibly hard, and is always passionate about making sure the paper is the best it can be, and that the clients are happy. You are my right-hand woman, you make me laugh a lot, and i don’t know what i’d do without you!

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Y LiNK to 90-YeAR-oLd Uniting Church minister Neville Ross, was through his son John, who shared snippets of his father’s life. High regard was evident. intrigued by the diverse career of this man-of-thecloth, i was excited to know more. i visited the Peachester home of John Ross where four generations reside. A firm handshake, direct gaze and mischievous grin told me this interview with the elder would be a roller-coaster ride. Neville Ross describes himself as a non-conforming nonagenarian. He says, “At an early age i learnt that if you want to get answers, you have to ask questions. if you want to get to the truth you have to question the answers. And, you have to keep questioning the answers until you get the truth.” i was keen to hear this apostate apostle’s take on Christmas and humanity. “it’s another thing i question. After church one day, a man asked me, ‘so what do you think quantum mechanics has to say about God?’ “Being a minister for over 50 years, i’d never had a question like that. so, i began to research the internet. But it wasn’t until much later, the penny dropped.

“one of the fundamental precepts of quantum mechanics is, consciousness precedes observation. if you can bring the consciousness of an issue to the minds of people, their awareness will change. “the best example of this in the modern world is Jacinda Ardern and the Christchurch massacre. this brought about a change of consciousness in New Zealand. “Until we get beyond religion of the tribe and get to religion for humanity, we will not be on the way to solving the problems of the world. “it’s only when consciousness of people in every religion, alerts to the fact there’s an existential consciousness that goes beyond tribal, that we’re on the way to discovering where humanity ought to be going. the difficulty is, theologians are not perceiving this as clearly as scientists.” on the subject of Christmas, Neville shares: “i think of Jesus as the example of humanity. i can see no greater teacher, no greater example. My biggest theological departure has been, i don’t think Jesus planned to die for humanity. He confronted the evil of the day and was killed for it. And, he believed the way for humanity was to be willing to die for it. if only the Christian religion could rediscover that.


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Right: Australian Delegation – Third World Congress Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs. Neville Ross (centre back)

Above: 18-year-old, Rev. Neville Ross – first parish at Coorparoo, 1947 Below: Neville studying at King’s College, University of Queensland - 1948

“that is where the world must go, embracing the simplicity of the life of Jesus, of his willingness to be there for people of whatever class, whatever creed. “to rediscover that the birth of Jesus was the life of Jesus. Whether you treat it all as myth, or whether you treat it as happening doesn’t seem to matter very much. You can interpret Christmas as family and community. it’s about closeness, elevating concern for others.” A preacher who meddled in politics, it seems the blood of his ancestors runs deep. Neville’s great grandfather is George down, accountant, politician and Mayor of Brisbane, 1915/16. John made tea while his dad shared: “My father was a printer. His family came from Northern ireland, so he was a strong Methodist. i have one older brother and one younger, both of whom were Methodist ministers. “there are two things in my early years for which i am thankful. one is, i experienced firsthand what it was like to be born into the Great depression. Being poor, is one thing that gave me my perspective on life. “secondly, i was only 10 when war broke out. the older boys went off to war and i gained opportunities as a result. “When i was 14, i told my minister we needed a boys’ club. He supported the idea and told me to lead it. And, i became a visitor to the older people in the parish. it seems i was destined for the ministry.” He preached his first sermon at 16 and qualified as a lay preacher during his final year at high school. two years later in 1947, he went to his first parish in Coorparoo as assistant minister then, onto Blackall and innisfail where sitting astride an Ariel deluxe Roadster motorcycle, Neville spied, “A vision on horseback wearing brown shorts, lemon tee-shirt, and Grecian sandals exquisitely complemented by the golden tan of her limbs and the beauty of her face.” esmé edgerton and Neville Ross married eight months later in March 1952. their next parish was imbil in the Mary Valley where the first of their six sons was born; then a move to the st Lucia church. it was around that time with the Korean War in play that Neville’s reputation coloured. “three young fellows came to see me. they asked for my support to be conscientious objectors so they could work as medics. None of the clergy approached would testify on their behalf but i spoke for them in court. they described me in the Catholic Leader as ‘the pink parson’. “in 1957, i attended the third World Congress Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs in Japan. on my return, i became an advocate for banning the bomb. that gave me a tint within the church. “50 years later, they gave a Nobel Peace Prize to those who set up an organisation that urged countries to ban the bomb. 50 years before, they regarded it as a communist ploy. “in desperation, the church transferred me to Laidley where the opportunity for trouble-making might lessen.” January edition of HT: the ’59 Laidley flood, a ministerial turkey breeder, the department of Foreign affairs appoints the renegade reverend. An energy healer wife, and son who attains independent fame as a rock musician. Neville published his book, Could a Christian be an Atheist?

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He CoMPAss FARM is self-sufficient, as organic as possible and has several income streams. Unlike most other farms, this one is run by the Compass institute trainees – people with a disability. With assistance from the Farm Manager, Andrew diggines, the trainees undertake a diverse range of tasks, all with production of a product as their end point. Andrew says working with the Compass trainees is very fulfilling. “We see the ability, not the disability. And we focus on changing lives, giving the trainees meaningful direction and purpose. therefore, we are focused on skill development and real work experience. “We are flexible in what the trainees are able to do each day and although we plan programs, it is a farm and sometimes things go wrong. A pump will break down or the tractor will have a flat battery. “so, we learn to be able to work around issues or challenges sometimes. Usually a trainee chooses their program for a term and we like them to stick with it. But it is very much their choice.” Helen smith, General Manager of the Compass institute, says the farm is one of several social enterprises run by Compass, with the aim to provide real futures for Queenslanders with disabilities.




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the produce from the Big Pineapple Farm will be placed in the retail section of this iconic tourist destination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;the partnership with the Big Pineapple means we will be able to offer more pathways for young people with disabilities to access vocational training, skill building and employment,â&#x20AC;? Andrew explains. Presently the Compass institute also has a commercial agreement with Whites iGA Baringa which is an allimportant retail outlet for produce. â&#x20AC;&#x153;the new partnership with Whites iGA Baringa supermarket is an opportunity to supply cutlery and napkin holders from our woodwork sections and bulk honey from the beekeepers at the farm. We are always looking for new opportunities for another income stream that also offers the opportunity to tell the Compass story,â&#x20AC;? Andrew says. As a not-for-profit organisation, Compass also undertake fundraising activities throughout the year: running events, establishing corporate partnerships and applying for grants to raise money for facility improvements. there are also plans to introduce a music and holiday program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;in 2018, we needed two new buses, so we embarked on a fundraising campaign and were fortunate to receive the generous support of the sunshine Coast community and businesses, in order to raise the money needed,â&#x20AC;? Helen says graciously. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Previously we have supplied bug motels and prayer flags to Woodfordia for the Woodford Folk Festival. We already have this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supplies well in hand,â&#x20AC;? Helen laughs, â&#x20AC;&#x153;although we are seeking gum nuts for the bug motels, they have been hard to find.â&#x20AC;? Compass also offers farm tours for community groups. For example, Lions, Probus or groups from a retirement village will come out on a bus and they are given a tour of the farm and a delicious morning tea. Following this, the group of visitors might then travel to Compassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Connections CafĂŠ in Nambour for lunch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;it is another way for our trainees to practise the skills they are learning, build their confidence and interact with a diverse range of people. it is also another way for us to tell people about what we are doing - the more we can share our story, the better!â&#x20AC;? concludes Helen with a smile. More information about The Compass Institute visit:

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eiL FedeReR is tHe owner and manager of the popular Everything Good store at Glasshouse Mountains. the store supplies a broad range of chemical-free fruit and vegetables from local farms and a thriving market garden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;our entire garden took a hit with the recent hailstorm and we lost a lot of plants. We have been nourishing and supporting those crops back again and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a slow but steady process.â&#x20AC;? Working with over 75 local growers, Neil is a friendly, familiar face in the produce community and a strong example of the power of buying locally.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;My goal has always been to see what i can buy locally and grow the rest myself. We need to support our local farmers who are coping with heat, drought, floods and hail to bring us fresh food. wonderful â&#x20AC;&#x153;the owners, Les and Marge, at local sandy Creek organic Farm have been an inspiration to me. â&#x20AC;&#x153;our growing space here on the property is abundant but space is limited. they have shared a few much-appreciated rows of land with me to grow our summer bean crop - purple, yellow, borlotti and green beans.â&#x20AC;? Neil actively uses permaculture strategies through customised and water waste management designs and by ensuring more than half of the garden soil is rested throughout the year for rejuvenation. the business reflects Neil's values as it aims for practical

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Good hands-on sustainability, community connection and nurturing support of the land. â&#x20AC;&#x153;our motto is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No Waste â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Respect the Foodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, one we manage by feeding the excess produce to the chickens. through our permaculture garden design, the rain rolls from the chicken yard onto the plants to fertilise them naturally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We use permaculture methods for all of our weed control and all our compost gets rolled forward onto the garden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also have no skip needed with directly managing all of our compost on-site. At the end of each week, we use just one small household wheelie bin for the whole business.â&#x20AC;? Many people are now wanting to learn more about their food, where it comes from and how it affects their health. Neil shares how the welcoming community and eating fresh, local, healthy food has impacted his life powerfully.

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“i love that customers come in for the local produce and a chat the first time and then they become regulars. “i have travelled through a few really difficult patches in my life and have faced my share of family health issues, financial struggles and particularly dark times. “some days for me were about building strength and learning compassion and others were just focusing on surviving. everyone has their own battles and at times, they can feel insurmountable. “As a community, we are in this together to help support and encourage each other. it truly makes a difference. “i am still here, and i want to live my life and run my business my way. to me, providing fresh produce is not all about money and gain, it is about community, healthy foundations and respecting nature.” Neil’s passion for healthy food and the power that lies in good, nutritious real produce is clear to see and hear in our conversation. “i can’t understand the logic in thinking that it’s not worth spending a little extra on good quality local fruit while spending $25 a kilogram for a takeaway meat pie.” every job has its good and bad aspects and on any given day, he can meet anyone coming through the doors. Neil shared a moment from a day where he rescued a small pup from a dogfighting fan. “We had a bloke passing through the shop and in conversation i learned he was disposing of a puppy that

was not considered ‘fit’ for the dogfighting scene. i was mortified! “i took the puppy from his car and sent him on his way with a few choice words. that puppy grew up here to be our loyal Lily and she is part of the family now, watching over the chickens and crops.” in balance for the harder days, there are many more bright days and Neil has a favourite perk of the job in managing everything Good. “the best part is that i just love this community and being a part of it. the customers who choose to shop here, do it mindfully, as they know they have choices. “i hear success stories from people winning in chronic illness battles and i get to see people grow stronger and fitter as they improve the quality of the food they eat. “We have also grown and adapted for our customers by adding in requested products such as the Maleny dairy range, local honey, grains, nuts and seeds. there are chutneys and sauces, a large range of herbal teas and specialty drinks alongside bunches of fresh herbs and organic spices. “i feel like the luckiest guy in the world doing what i do every day and my customers reflect it right back to me.” drop-in and visit Neil at the store Monday to sunday and meet the friendly team with a wealth of local knowledge. You might even get a sneak peek at Lily out in the back garden, watching over the chickens.

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WHAT MAKES A VALID WILL – PART 2 In last month’s article I discussed formalities that Must appear in a Will in order for it to be a valid document. In this article I discuss matters that should appear in a Will and why. A Will Should contain the following: 1. EXECUTORS Appointment of one or more executors. The executor’s job is to carry out the wishes of the Testator as these are set out in the Will. Provided that the person is aged 18 or over and does not lack mental capacity any person can be appointed to that position including a beneficiary of that Will. It is always a good idea to appoint two or more executors in case one executor should predecease the Testator. 2. GIFTS The Will should also discuss how gifts of property are to be distributed. 3. RESIDUE The residue means the left-over property of the Testator after the Testator has given away specific items of property. An example could be where the Testator gives his house to a beneficiary but does not mention what is to happen with the rest of his assets such as cash and shares. If the Will contained a Residue clause then these non-specific and non itemized pieces of assets will be able to be distributed. If, on the other hand, the Will did not contain a Residue clause then the result would be partial intestacy. Intestacy means that those items of property not specifically gifted away would have to be distributed in terms of the rules of intestacy rather than as one might imagine that the Testator would have wanted. 4. ATTESTATION The attestation of a Will states that the Testator signed the Will in the presence of both witnesses. The best place for an attestation clause to appear is at the end of the Will. Should the Will not contain an attestation clause and the witnesses not be found to clarify that they were both present when the Testator signed the Will then it may be impossible to obtain a grant of probate of the Will.

Tove is Easton Lawyers’ full time principal lawyer and also the Hinterland’s longest serving principal lawyer serving since January 2004. She specializes in all commercial law matters as well as wills and estates, leases, partnership and company matters. She has always had a policy of providing the first consultation free of charge. That gives clients peace of mind that they are not up for legal fees before they have even had advice on their questions.


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Christmas time brings out the warm glow of giving. We find ourselves stopping to think more of others and how hard it must be for those doing it tough, especially at this time of year. There is a young man called Daniel Stanfield who exemplifies the gift of giving, through his fish and chip shop on the main street in Nambour.

by Rebecca Mugridge


oU CAN sMeLL tHe tantalising cooking smells as you walk down the street to Nambour Fish and Chips and owner daniel stanfield’s smile is warm as he greets his customers. At just 27 daniel owns a business in Nambour. A town that was once a bustling and thriving hub and daniel would know - he was born there, at the Nambour Hospital. “i lived my first few years in Nambour and then grew up in diddillibah before moving back to Nambour. i was

around when all the cane trains would go through. it was good fun back then, productive and practical.” daniel speaks with a weight of experience even at his young age as he shares that running a business is not for the faint-hearted. Like all local businesses, he relies on the support of the townspeople to keep going, explaining there is an unpredictability of sales and customers in a small town, but Nambour has an amazing town spirit. “We run a week night with two people and sometimes that is too many people and sometimes not enough. You just don’t know. Friday, saturday and sunday are our busier times and it can be either really busy or really quiet. And there is no reason behind it. that’s the challenge.” daniel greatest achievement isn’t his business though, rather it is an idea he had to help the local homeless in

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Nambour. A small idea that has now served 1100 meals to the homeless and raised awareness of their plight in the community. His passion for his project draws you in, his whole face tells the story of his genuine kindness and desire to help people. sidesh Naikar, Branch Manager Housing and Homelessness Policy, said the homeless population in Australia includes some of the most vulnerable people in our society. He points out that homelessness is rarely the result of a single event, action or issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;it is often the result of a complex interplay of structural, institutional, relationship and personal factors.â&#x20AC;? the 2016 Australian Bureau of statistics (ABs) Census estimated 116,427 people were experiencing homelessness. in Queensland alone the number of older homeless women increased by nearly 33% between 2011 and 2016. According to the Australian Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2018 data there are also 189,000 Australians that are on social housing waiting lists. the main causes of homelessness are poverty, unaffordable rents, and family violence. When daniel decided as a local food business he wanted to help some of the local homeless somehow, he had no idea his idea would take off like it did. some 1100 meals later, he is proud of what they have achieved and says the process from idea to deliverance was more complicated than he first expected, and a lot of thought went into it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge thing for someone to come up and say iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really struggling, so how do you make it not a shameful process for people to go through?â&#x20AC;? the process is completely non-judgemental, using danielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s innovative idea for vouchers that are pinned to a notice board that the homeless or anyone struggling can come in, pull one off and take the counter for a free meal and cold drink. For just a $3 donation, anyone can sponsor a meal for a


homeless person. it is an easy, friendly process for someone in need to get a meal. daniel says it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fix complicated problems and the homeless issues, but it does help in a small way, even to brighten someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day. it was simple and effective, but like everything not without its flaws at first. daniel says that was also a huge learning curve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Around three to four months in we realised there were a lot of kids who were abusing the system but then there was also a lot of kids that live in some really difficult situations and benefited from it too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;so how do you make a system that is open for everyone to use but is also not abused? i came up with a simple idea. it would be open to anyone to use but people under 18 have to talk to us first. it means we either scare them off if they were just going to scam the system or we get to know them, get to know a little bit about their backstory and they get a meal out of it at the end.â&#x20AC;? As soon as it was implemented, daniel explains, they started having all these conversations with a lot of kids who did need it. Kids who opened up really appreciated being able to drop in anytime, without judgement and get a meal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;some have become regulars now, so we know a bit of their story and they have a safe space to come. thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what it is all about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;one person that came through recently said he hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eaten in two days. Yes, systems where you are helping people, you are going to also get taken advantage of but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth the occasional being taken advantage of to reach people like that,â&#x20AC;? daniel smiles. sunshine Coast community locals can help daniel feed more homeless people this Christmas by dropping by Nambour Fish and Chips on Currie street in Nambour and sponsoring a hot meal and cool drink voucher for just $3.

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iNe ARtists oF the Blackall Range collaborated to illustrate a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story book. the artists sue Bennink, Lois Collins, diana dodds, Nita C Lester, Joyce simpson, Ros tooker, Nita shoyer, Helen stewart, and Coral Usher are members of Mapleton Art, who meet weekly to experiment and extend their techniques and knowledge. one day a local Mapleton resident, Margaret Gibbs, dropped into the Mapleton Community Library and spotted this group of artists learning together. Margaret was so impressed with the art works she observed that she asked if the group would be interested in illustrating a story. the story Arriving Home features one of the main characters, Maggie, who has lost her journal. eric suggests new memories can be made while visiting local sights of the Blackall Range. the challenge for the group was to coordinate nine different styles, nine different levels of expertise and how to work together to create a unified text. And they have managed to do it! the resultant book, by Lesterlyons Publishing in Mapleton, and available at Mapleton Community Library, is an outstanding example of what can be achieved through cooperation and professional support among


collaboration Nine weeks and nine artists have created Eric the Echidna and Maggie the Magpie Goose. These characters visit a number of local places from Maleny to Mapleton.

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artists. Joyce created Maggie giving her life and fun while Nita L. created eric as Maggieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s companion in the quest for new memories. Maggie and eric trip across the beautiful watercolour scenes created by Ros, Helen and Nita L., encountering the surprises designed by all group members. Come to the pancake party at the Montville Hall, drop into the Maleny show and watch the ducks cross the road in Mapleton. Look for the wombat who loves resting on the Village Green outside st Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall. Find the delightful herbs carefully fashioned by Nita s. using colour pencils. there is a bee collecting pollen and Coralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s black cockatoos screech overhead. Maggie and ericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden holds many secrets. the book concludes with facts about the animals and the places. enjoy engaging the young with a story and the facts. But there is yet another surprise to share with the children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where are the lizards hiding? this work has brought the artists closer together in their search for artistic knowledge. they hope while you read and share the book with the young, you stop and enjoy their creations, the fun and beauty of the images.

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“We bought the business and took over trading on June 10th this year. it’s been retail trading since 1969, so it’s quite special being the 50th year,” said Jase. “We’ve changed the menu, the store layout, the giftware range and trading seven days now, which has never happened.” the Barn on Flaxton now caters for everyone including vegans, vegetarians and customers with dietary requirements, with their scrumptious range of barn-made meals and desserts. And the all-day breakfast is proving very popular! “We start our first Christmas functions next week and our staff of 10 are all pumped,” shared Jase. the couple were both police officers at Caboolture for a combined 16 years before making the move to Flaxton. “We loved our jobs and peers but rarely saw each other,” explained Ange. “Before policing we had both had retail food experience and ran other cafes on the coast. We were both driving 50 minutes each way to work and had opposite shifts.

“so, to live ten minutes away from the Barn and do our own roster now is amazing.” Ange’s two sisters, shell and Mel, and their daughter, Lilly, also work at the Barn and were instrumental in making the opening as smooth as possible. “We’re loving meeting all of the local residents and look forward to continuing the many plans we have for the Barn,” smiled Ange. You can visit The Barn and enjoy their tasty breakfasts, lunches and desserts, whilst finding a perfect one-of-a-kind gift, at 445 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton. Ph: 0410 514112.

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17 Flowerpot Coffee Shop Address Crystal Waters CONONDALE 65 Kilkoy Lane, off Aherns Rd. Phone 07 5494 4620 Web FB: “Flowerpot Coffee Shop” OPEN Tue, Fri Sat & Sun: 9:30am-2:30pm Flowerpot Coffee Shop offers a full breakfast menu, great coffee, baked goods, gluten free options, playground, and relaxed atmosphere. Welcoming Conondale and Crystal Waters residents, and anyone who pops in - you won’t be disappointed!

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

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Situated on Montville’s Main St, Little May sources local and organic produce to give you flavourful food at its best. Enjoy tasty food and specialty coffee while soaking up the village atmosphere, welcoming group bookings for breakfast and lunch for up to 25 people. Open for breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake.


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WAS RECENTLY LUCKY enough to enjoy a‘Degustation’ at The Long Apron, Spicers Clovelly Estate in Montville. Not only was the food exceptional, with flavours that made me wish I could lick the plate, but the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and wonderfully down-to-earth.


I also personally admire their commitment to sustainability and reducing waste - a hard task for those in the catering and hospitality industries, and Spicers are persevering and making a positive difference. Luckily for those who love food - and art - there are two special opportunities coming up at this picturesque and welcoming venue, thanks to their event


‘The Degustation Journey’ – Fine Food, Art and Culture. On Sunday, December 15 and Sunday, January 12, from 12pm there will be a unique dining experience that will thrill lovers of art, culture and fine food.


WE HAVE OVER 400 A M A ZING ‘taste with your eyes, see with your mouth’ approach to WE HAVE OVER 40 0 A M A ZING performative works. PRODUCherTS INC LUDING ORGAN IC The cost is $195 and there are only 24ORGANIC seats available PRODUC TS INC LUDING SNAC KS, NUTS, GR AINS, SUPERFOODS, at each of these seven-course lunches, so book fast! throughSNAC KS, AINS, Call Caloundra RegionalGR Gallery on 07 5420SUPERFOOD 8299. OILSa & LOC ALNUTS, HON E Y. COME IN, BRING

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oU KNoW YoU are onto a winner of a curry house when internet reviews say things like, ‘i thought about moving to Maleny so it could be my local!’ (trip Advisor LizzieJane58) dawaat indian Restaurant in Maleny is everything you hope it will be. inviting, with friendly staff, delicious food and decent prices. Catering for meat-lovers, vegetarians, vegans and those with gluten intolerance, the BYo restaurant also offers a takeaway service. this popular restaurant is family-owned by Alpesh and tejal Patel, and opened in 2013. the journey started when tejal came to Maleny for a day visit with her university colleagues in 2010. she fell in love with the nature and astonishing beauty of Maleny and desperately wanted to live in the community. tejal completed her cookery and hospitality degree from BNit (Brisbane North institute of tAFe) and worked in an award-winning restaurant in Gladstone for two years, before deciding to take her cooking skills she learnt

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from her mother and mother-inlaw to the next level, by taking over the business in Maleny. As the years passed, people enjoyed their delicious indian food and constantly supported the couple’s restaurant. When asked about the secret of their curries, they simply said, “Homemade spices and herbs from india made by tejal’s mother and 99% of food made in the restaurant”. Alpesh and tejal are also keen to keep things fresh, with regular changes to their menu. Weekly specials that customers can check out are on the blackboard outside the restaurant or the restaurant’s Facebook page. All their curries are gluten free, and they also make vegan curry and curries without onion and garlic on request. “We are extremely thankful for the constant support of the

community,” shared Alpesh. “Without the community’s support, we wouldn't be where we are now.” Dawaat Indian Restaurant is located at 45 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 5435 2461

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Stock up on supplies... and find the perfect presents this December at our wonderful hinterland markets Montville Market it’s Montville Market’s 10th Christmas! Under the shade of the 100-year-old Moreton Bay figs enjoy stress-free Christmas shopping with over 40 stalls of local growers and makers on december 14, 7.30am-midday. Neil and terry will strum their steel strings while visitors peruse stalls including organic sourdoughs, Hinterland Honey, fresh-roasted espresso coffee, fresh stanley River Road seafood, fruit, vegetables, flowers, handmade local wares, exquisite silver jewellery, and the Young entrepreneurs corner. the Montville Market will be donating a percentage of money raised to the Wildlife Rescue sunshine Coast.

Maleny Sunday Market the Maleny sunday Market is a great place to pick up a handmade gift or delicious supplies for Christmas cooking. Homesteading by Angela, is a lovely stall with a selection of gift baskets, homemade preserves and jams, large gift jars of olives and much more. sundays, 8am-2pm at the Maleny RsL Hall opposite the Maleny Hotel.

volunteers, and hall trustees for a fabulous year. “We wish everyone warmest greetings of this festive season and best wishes for happiness this new year. Merry Christmas.”

Witta Market the december Witta Market is only four days before Christmas (december 21), from 7am-12pm, and will be their biggest market ever, with over 70 stalls of the finest local fresh produce, gourmet food, art and craft. Find that perfect locally made Christmas gift, and feast on the best locally grown produce and handcrafted gourmet foods. the market will also host a rising star of Australian blues and gospel, Karl s. Williams, as their musician for the december market! the Witta Market organisers would like to thank everyone for their support this year. Delicious fresh produce at Witta Market

Mooloolah Four Seasons Market the Christmas market in Mooloolah is being held on saturday december 14, 8am to 1pm at the Mooloolah Public Hall, 42 Bray Road, Mooloolah.

Mapleton Market the Mapleton Hall Country Market has a varied range of fresh local produce, olives, honey, speciality teas, sourdoughs and croissants, bunya nut pesto, macadamias, jams and chutneys, jewellery, crystals, plants, crafts, art and bric-a-brac.

some of their regular stall holders will be selling pre-loved toys, handmade vintage craft and jewellery, gems and resin products, leather goods and belts, unique pottery, handcrafted quilts and other sewn goods from the Mooloolah Quilters group.

A big drawcard and a huge hit this year was the fresh waffles with seasonal fruit, maple syrup, cream or icecream. if you didn't taste any this year, then come to their first market for the year on saturday February 22 from 8am to 12noon.

the Mooloolah Art Group will be selling their art pieces at very reasonable prices. they will also have a great selection of plants, bric-a-brac, homewares and old tools

Paula, donna and the team would like to take this opportunity to thank all the stall holders, entertainers,

there is also a friendly café where delicious bacon and egg rolls, tea, coffee and cakes will be on the menu. there will also be a sweet treat for the kids with freshly made fairy floss.

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Find live music and entertainment, with Jeremiah Johnson on the main stage on december 6, dean Gray to jazz up your Friday evening on december 20 and roaming accordion duo Rubatuba entertaining visitors on both evenings with their lively and visual performance. santa will make an appearance, plus fabulous free activities such as the 3d laser disco show, face-painting, farmyard animals and a magical Christmas show. And don’t forget the delicious food from all corners of the globe, and the art and craft stalls! Find out more at:

tHiRd sAtURdAY oF tHe MoNtH Maleny Sunday Market 8am-2pm, Maleny RsL Hall, open rain, hail or shine - quality second hand books, vintage, antiques, art, handmade gifts and more. Ph: 0448 423 919

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Friday nights in eumundi are the place to be in december as they celebrate ‘Christmas in eumundi’: Friday december 6 and 20, 5-9pm.



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FiRst sAtURdAY oF tHe MoNtH Crystal Waters Market community-run, upcycled items, jewelry, organic veges, cakes, plants, honey, seedlings, hearty food, sourdough bakery, great coffee, live music and a warm welcome. 5494 4530

seCoNd sAtURdAY oF tHe MoNtH Montville Growers and Makers Market 7:30am to 12:00pm, Piping hot pancakes, buskers, genuine locally grown food, handmade craft, barista made coffee, under historic fig trees, profits maintain our Village Hall. Charlotte: 0412 521 109

Witta Growers Market: 7.30 - 12.00 7.30am-12.00 50+ stalls, this vibrant market has everything from fresh local produce to gourmet food, quality art and craft, live music, hot food and coffee. Ph: 0408 034 570

FoURtH sAtURdAY oF tHe MoNtH Mapleton Country Markets 8am-12pm. Local Produce, Handmade Gifts, Bric-a brac, Fashions, Plants, Wood, Jewellery, olives, Food stalls, Coffee Van, Live Music, inside & outside Mapleton Hall. Free onsite parking. Ph 0419 726 603

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s A YoUNG CHiLd, my imagination was regularly massaged with a healthy barrage of fairy tales, animatedly delivered by my mother while she prepared the vegetables for dinner. it may have been simply a clever ploy to keep my siblings and me quiet for a short time, but i still marvel at how these stories, built on folklore, can still put me through an entire gamut of emotions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; joy, despair, fear, suspense and elation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in one lone story.

While recently visiting Copenhagen, i could not resist a visit to the town of odense, birthplace of the master storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen, who penned many of the stories that inspired me as a child. Born a pauper with little education, HC Andersen was an astute observer of society and its foibles, successfully ridiculing politicians of the day through his fairy tales and poems, though some of his stories, like The Ugly Duckling, reflected his own life.

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like Christmas all year. every weekend i would look longingly at travel guides boasting German Christmas markets smothered in a magical layer of snow. Well, much to my surprise, i discovered that most German cities have Christmas markets all year round! in dresden and Nuremberg, i found markets awash with Christmas decorations, arts, crafts, novelties, sweet treats, rustic fare and even rides for the kids. For only a few euros, i could feast on freshly made Vienna almonds after a hearty lunch of bratwurst and beer. the oompah bands may have replaced Christmas Carols, but i didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind, i was able to lose myself in the festivities anyway.



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HE WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL an event of international standing, is held annually over six days and six nights from December 27 through to January 1.

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Around 2500 performers and over 1600 shows are programmed across 25 stages, featuring local, national and international guests. this year's festival 2019/2020 will be the 34th festival, and the 27th at Woodfordia. the festival theme, imagining a Beautiful Future, was chosen to encourage the entire community to explore the ways in which we might counteract some of the negative rhetoric surrounding the future of the world. “this collection of performances, workshops, talks, and experiences celebrate who we are, examine the issues we’re facing as a global and local community and will hopefully inspire us to move forward together,” says Head of Programming, Chloe Goodyear. Part of the Woodford Folk Festival is the Children’s Festival, in a secluded space set aside to inspire and entertain all smaller Woodfordians.

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entertainment starts from 8am each day and runs until 5pm, with activities such as puppet shows, dance, storytelling, and craft, games, theatre and circus. it’s full-time fun for everyone and anyone looking to play the day away.

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the magic is that generations have enjoyed the Children’s Festival, many of them now the Woodford performers, organisers, volunteers and festival goers, with Becky Wandell, the Children’s Festival Manager, nurturing all those who have passed through for the last 30 years. Becky says, “We are instilling seeds of hope and inspiration across every bit of the programme. We want our kids to be able to go out into the world feeling well-grounded and supported so that they can be who they want to be. in a respectful way.” Becky believes everyone who visits has a deep sense of connection and “treats this place like their home. Nobody drops any rubbish. People take everything with them because of their great respect for this place, the land and each other.” Last year, dr Karl, Costa, and Cactus (secret Agent 23 skidoo) were part of the impressive line-up who fascinated and entertained the kids – this year there will yet again be plenty of interesting people popping up to share their time, ideas and sense of fun at the Children’s Festival, including Costa once again. As Becky says, “We try to make sure that there’s enough range for all the kids. i hope that the programme gives something for everyone. i think that’s always my wish.” the main 2019/20 festival features over 55 acts presenting more than 260 performances and workshops, included in your Woodford Folk Festival children’s ticket. Visit: for details and tickets or call 07 5496 1066 between 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday.

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Christmas Day brekkie


oMe ANd JoiN the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre (MNC) once again for their Christmas day Breakfast from 8am - 11am, december 25. every year the MNC has hosted a community breakfast, supported by local businesses and their family of incredible volunteers. this breakfast event encourages families to share in the Christmas spirit with others. it supports the people in the community who might feel down or alone on Christmas day by providing a meal and social interaction, and helps those who may not otherwise have anywhere else to go by providing a warm, safe and welcoming environment. it’s also for anyone and everyone who just enjoys celebrating Christmas with community. None of this would be possible without the support of contributions from small businesses in and around our beautiful hinterland. Loyal and dedicated volunteers, service providers and employees make up the amazing Maleny Neighbourhood family and really put on a great spread. the Christmas day Breakfast caters for vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters. santa Claus will be there on the day, along with santa’s little helpers giving out gifts to all the children.

New Lions Club


He BLACKALL RANGe Lions Club is now officially here for residents of the Montville, Flaxton and Mapleton communities. since the Lions Community information night in February 2019, the news was received from Lions Clubs international that the Lions Club of Blackall Range was officially chartered on August 23, 2019 with 33 charter members. this enthusiastic group has already run a morning tea to raise funds for childhood cancer research, hosted the Welcome to the Hinterland dinner, created the 2020 Blackall Range Calendar, and refurbished the Montville state school historic bell tower, plus much more! Peter Jensen, marketing and communications chairperson for the Blackall Range Lions Club said, “a big ‘thank you’ to the Maleny Blackall Range Lions and to all our local supporters who have helped us along the way. “our motto is ‘Where there is a Need, there should be a Lion’ and we are now open for business in our communities.” Pictured above is the Blackall Range Lions Club Board Members (image: Colin sandford).

Gift giving


He teAM At Ray White Maleny are keeping with tradition this year by taking part once again in the community orientated, ‘A Little Ray of Giving’. throughout Australia, Ray White offices get together and register for the event and each individual office chooses a charity of their choice to support. this year, Ray White Maleny have chosen to support the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre (MNC) for all the work that they do for the community. on Christmas morning, the Centre hosts a breakfast and every child that attends is given a present. All the team at Ray White Maleny ask for is that residents of Maleny and surrounding areas donate a gift for a needy child. Let's show the community our Christmas spirit and brighten up a child's Christmas day this year. All gifts should be gift wrapped and please put a note on the gift with the age group and whether the gift is for a girl or a boy. All gifts can be left at the Ray White Maleny office under their Christmas tree. All gifts will be delivered to the MNC on december 23.

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artist profile

Dream come true Artist Tina Cooper has completed her dream home, gallery and studio, which has been 19 years in the making!


iNA’s NeW exCLUsiVe private space is in the Montville hinterland overlooking Baroon Pocket dam on an acre of challenging land. “My dream was to have my own gallery, exhibition space and studio, incorporating my own home to heal my soul and inspire me to keep creating.” the gallery was intended to be a space to showcase tina’s own glass art and sculptures using wood and steel. the house had to have a connection to Mother earth through the use of natural materials along with large windows and glass doors to pay homage to the view. to achieve this, repurposed materials needed to be included, specifically items that would evoke pleasurable memories from places she had visited throughout her life. one of the biggest challenges was incorporating up-cycled timbers, without compromising strength and quality, merging old with new. tina sought out creative ways to use the nonstructural timbers, and came up with the idea to carve the rises of the staircase to enable light to filter through.

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Above: Tina Cooper at work Inset: Wolfgang Engel creates torch-blown glass Right: A dream space for art and living in Montville


tina said, “i took up some hours of training with a local woodworker Bob, and had to learn a lot of new skills. We all need to keep challenging ourselves to grow.” one of the most positive parts to the dream is tina’s partner, Wolfgang engel, took up with her journey to build this space and helped handpick and build the local stone front entrance to the home with master stone mason, Bernie. “Wolfgang, with his German engineering background, really was the icing on the cake to help with this project,” shared tina. “Wolfgang has also opened the Red door Gallery / studio on the top of the property where he creates his torchblown glass art, displays his works and takes in repair work.” the result is a space where the collective energy of both artists connects. All situated in a unique landscaped piece of paradise! “i consider this space to be the biggest sculpture i’ve undertaken, working with both familiar and unfamiliar team mates and mediums. i’ve come to the realisation that if we work hard, are open and always remain hopeful, things and people will often come into our lives when they’re most needed.” this new space offers a wonderful opportunity to have an experience with the artist, and for collectors and first-time buyers to be able to invest in tina Cooper’s and Wolfgang engel’s finest works.

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LIGHT RELIEF & LEUNIG Relax, read a few letters, enjoy a crossword and cartoon, and maybe put pen to paper (finger to keyboard) yourself! We would love you to share your thoughts and experiences with us and Ht readers. email: or write to Po Box 818, Maleny, Qld, 4552. Please include your name, email/address and location. Word limit is 200 and letters may be edited. As we are a monthly, please be aware we are unable to print date-sensitive letters.

i congratulate the entire team of Ht for standing out from the crowd of free papers which are out there.

What a great cover for November’s issue of the Hinterland Times, and it was interesting hear Uncle Jack Charles’ view on how First Nations people are treated and the positive changes he has made. i enjoy reading your paper each month, as i always know there will be interesting people in it.

While being in a relaxed state of mind, i suddenly had a brainstorm. Why not ask your readers if they would like to submit a question about their loved pets in this world or in another realm? or perhaps get some clarity about their present concern or challenges? if this might get your loyal readership interested, perhaps they could let you know and we could take this idea further?

Johnathan Graham, Woombye

A different idea

Fridelle Stanyer Clairvoyant, Animal Whisperer and Intuitive Life Coach

i am finally relaxing after a busy, yet fulfilling day, enjoying a home brewed organic coffee (no, not a chai tea this time), perusing through the November edition of Ht.

Wonderful women!

i love your paper which has so much to offer, catering for all tastes and interests. the harmonious beautiful energy of your paper reflects back to the reader.

As a mother with two young girls, it was heartening to read about the rise of women’s cricket in the area. the ladies of the Palmwoods Cricket Club seem to have a

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Maggie Across 4 Missing (6) 8 enormous (8) 9 type of lights (8) 10 shrink back (6) 11 saviour (8) 12 Man (6) 13 Moving to and fro (11) 18 Austrian composer (6) 20 inspector (8) 22 Light-hearted tV show (6) 23 Person practising deception under an assumed name (8) 24 Forced high notes (8) 25 tooth covering (6)

Down 1 Belly (7) 2 Uneasy (8) 3 Flowing water (6) 4 Yes (3,5) 5 tapered frozen mass (6) 6 Circumscribed (7) 8 supreme commander (13) 14 Cosy (8) 15 Abroad (8) 16 of local interest (7) 17 Regimental commander (7) 19 Charge (6) 21 small sword (6)

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lovely outlook and clearly support each other – and it’s an excellent example for my girls that women can shine in this sport. staying along those lines, the story about sammy Ringer was also a great example of a woman who just goes for it – who has tried different things, had adventures, but still cares deeply about things that matter, like the native animals. it is so nice to have role models like this for girls, who are often bombarded with images of vacuous ‘celebrities’ with plumped up lips, selfie sticks and an unhealthy ego. (or they are subservient to the ‘dominant’ male, as often seen in music videos.) there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look nice, but things are way too warped now – it seems to be all that matters to a lot of young girls. so, bring on the strong women, who are noticed for their brains, humour, fitness, skill and courage! Georgia Brooks, Nambour



Poetry is an arrangement of language, artistic word pictures that attempt to inspire imagination, evoke emotion and provoke humour. Poets are illustrators of words that create beauty and intensity, and the HT is proud to give them a platform.

Wake up tomorrow

Faerie Dance

Phone calls (for Annie)

Wake up tomorrow

Dew drops fall upon my lichen bed

Our conversations these days

Do something kind

Time to pollinate the roses red

are stilted,

It can be simple

To dance around among the weeds

Never you mind

Sing to them, distribute seeds

Turn off your phone Don’t read the news You can get paralysed Feeling the blues Close your eyes but not your heart

have tilted. Like butterflies one glimpse

Networking is my delight

and they are gone.

We chill by day, frolic by night

We grasp for them

Whisper to the passing breeze

often in vain.

Please bring some rain, for the radishes

Whispers of things we meant to convey,

and peas

Wear it so proudly

our thoughts and words

on a wave

C’mon it’s a start

whisked away....

People may see it

The trees are thirsty too of course

Say ‘What you wearing?’

Frogs melancholy 'we ask the source!'

Tell ‘em you’re clothed to stop killing and

Cats and dogs down from the sky

from a muddled mind

Hard or soft- we will not cry

illusive words we cannot find.


Sometimes by distraction at times by failed extraction

© Kath Fisher

Wake up tomorrow

But celebrate a renewal of life

Say hello to a bird

Dust to mud, a rushing stream

A little red bug

Food for all

Or a creature you heard Think of a gift or a song or a poem

We faeries gleam

Keep sending us your poems - we love receiving your creative work!

Give love a place in your home Turn off the hate

And when our propagating work is done

Fill the slight spaces

Lifting spirits while having fun

You can find peace

We make new games and play around

In the smallest of places

Splash in puddles and tap the ground!

The moon and the stars

© Jon Woodlands, Cambroon

And the clouds and the sun The world and its creatures

To submit your work for possible publication, email: or post: PO Box 818, Maleny 4552 Word limit per poem (due to space) is 300 words. Please note: The poem in the November 2019 edition of the HT, Kiwi Mark’s Bicycle by John F. Powell, was intended as a modern-day homage to Banjo Paterson’s poem, Mulga Bill’s Bicycle.

Before they are done. It can get lonely But it’s a good start Someone will see the light in your heart One kind thing will lead to another Helping a friend, the homeless, a brother Smiling when all around you is burning Helping a refugee lost in returning You can make change in the strangest of places Restaurants and cafes And down at the races Rednecks and bogans Are not the other Look in their eyes and Embrace your brother © Sammy Ringer

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The Last Dalai Lama?

My Old School Rock Band

Image: Steve Pyke

The Big Game

sylph Circus presents The Big Game, an ‘80s tongue-incheek high school basketball story told in their unconventional style of circus theatre. see amazing youth slam dunk in dazzling displays of aerial acrobatics, rally with their dynamite kids cheer squad and go crazy to your favourite 80’s hits! Yes, coach has announced the Big Game and it’s time to prepare. the Kings are sporty, Acers are studious, but what exactly does it mean to be a winner and at what cost? Join sylph Circus, 7pm saturday december 7 at Maleny High school to find out. For tickets go to or buy on the door.

Prayers for Peace Concert the January 4, 2020, Prayers for Peace concert at the Maleny RsL hall will feature sacred chants by tibetan monks, with support from acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, tenzin Choegyal and Australia’s own internationally renowned Mantra Artists, sacred earth. doors will open from 6pm for a pre-concert light tibetan meal, prepared by a tibetan chef, available to purchase with the concert starting at 7pm. Pre-purchased tickets via and click on tour dates or $25 at the door on the night, please be aware that this concert is extremely likely to sell out prior to the night. For enquiries, call 0477 778 127.

december 10, 2019, will mark the twentieth anniversary of His Holiness the 14th dalai Lama receiving the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. to celebrate the anniversary an intimate evening, featuring the screening of the film, The Last Dalai Lama? along with a ‘meet the film’s co-music composer’, tenzin Choegyal, will feature at the Maleny Community Centre. tenzin co-composed this beautiful film’s soundtrack along with renowned American composer and pianist, Phillip Glass. Light food and drinks will be available from 6.30pm, prior to the film at 7pm. For further information and ticket purchases, please call 0477 778 127.

Alisha Todd From her humble beginnings being raised on country and 90’s pop in Gympie, to opening the lid of Pandora’s box of worldly delights, Alisha has sung her way through it all with a fiery passion that only grows with time. Her latest eP ‘Live At sonic Vista studios’ is a collection of live solo acoustic performances recorded at sonic Vista studios in ibiza, inside a 400-year-old finca. Alisha's profound affection for fusing jazz and pop with an earthy roots flavour creates a brew that warms you from the inside. see her perform in the Beer Garden at eumundi imperial Hotel on december 24, from 5.30-8.30pm.

My old school Rock Band is a three-piece band that as the name suggests, plays old school classic rock. ian Belcher (pictured) is the former drummer for well-known Maleny band the Rain and also Little steely Brothers. dan Bygate on bass is a local musician formerly from the bands My Fur Coat, Led Astray and Barb Wire. damien Barnes (a.k.a Barnesy) is another local musician, well known for getting the party going, playing all your favourite songs. this talented line up will be playing a collection of high energy rock songs that will have you dancing the night away at Finbars, 12 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny, on dec 7 from 6pm.

Live music in Mapleton

Book Nook review Feathers of the Forest Red Birds, by Mohammed Hanif, is a story that gives the reader three different perspectives on a situation in the Middle east. An American fighter pilot has crashed his plane and, having been lost in the desert, finds himself in a refugee camp which had been his last target if he hadn’t crashed. the story is told from him and a teenage boy-come-entrepreneur who lives in the camp. strangely the other perspective is that of his dog, Mutt, who having accidentally received an electric shock, now has greater insight and understanding of life and of the humans around him. this also provides some amusing relief and adds to the surreal aspect of this novel, which challenges the reader. Book review by Kay Nixon of the Little Book Nook, Palmwoods


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Have you experienced for yourself the delightful diversity of bird life living within the subtropical rainforest of Mary Cairncross scenic Reserve? independent artists from the Maleny Printmakers have created an exciting exhibition of original hand-printed fine artworks exploring the beauty and abundance of feathered-life within this very special conservation reserve. ‘Feathers of the Forest’ will be upstairs in the theatrette at the Mary Cairncross scenic Reserve, 148 Mountain View Road, Maleny until sunday december 15. Monday-Friday 10am-2pm, saturday-sunday 10am-4pm, and artists will be onsite each weekend during the exhibition. Pictured image is the Wompoo Fruit dove, by Julie Hanrahan, in linocut medium. For more information visit

Festival of small Halls takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. this is an opportunity for a night of original music, plus time with families and friends during a supper break, where cake and tea are served. it’s an all ages event and all are welcome. At Mapleton Hall on december 15 from 3.30pm, you can enjoy music by Blair dunlop, an award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist and high-energy duo Hat Fitz and Cara, with Mapleton’s multi-instrumentalist Lee Hardisty accompanied by his wife shaye, as the support act for the night. tickets via the website: or call 0448 314 952.

visual arts • entertainment • performance

Hope is Alive

Toby Robinson soulful, engaging, enigmatic - from two decades performing on the international stage tobias has cemented his reputation as one of Australia's leading indie/folk pop artists, playing alongside Missy Higgins, Jen Cloher, Archie Roach, Fanny Lumsden and toni Childs.

The biggest free community Christmas event on the Sunshine Coast is set to wow crowds again with the Hope is Alive Christmas production at Suncoast Church. This year’s Christmas Show is set in the 1940s, following the tale of two brothers from their home to the battlefront during the Christmas season. Featuring a talented cast, song, dance and media, this ship will take you from ship to shore in a story that you won’t forget. With expected crowds of 3000-4000 people, be sure to arrive early to enjoy pre-show entertainment, activities and food trucks at the Christmas Markets with Santa making a surprise appearance. Show times: December 13 and 14, 5.30pm Christmas Market, 7pm Hope is Alive Show; December 15, 10am Christmas Market , 11am Show and 5.30pm Christmas Market, 7pm Show - at Suncoast Church, Woombye.


Brisbane based guitarist and singer, Majelen, is fast becoming one of Queensland’s premier and groundbreaking artists in the indie/folk music scene. Majelen’s unique percussive guitar style is inspired by the combination of a degree in jazz music, plus years of backpacking with her signature Maton guitar, and has been labelled “writing genius” and a “beautiful inspiration”. After being fortunate enough to perform alongside names such as Katie Noonan and Kristin Berardi, Majelen’s solo work combines ground-breaking technical fluency and speed, thought provoking lyrics, improvised melodies and a captivating stage presence, which continues to inspire audiences around the globe. see Majelen at Finbars, 12 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny, on december 20, from 6pm.

Irish Joe’s poems Well-known sunshine Coast poet and storyteller, irish Joe Lynch, has just released his wonderful collection of poems and illustrations. Joe was born in County Cork, an area steeped in the ancient Celtic art of storytelling and music. influenced by the great irish poets like W.B. Yeats and oscar Wilde, Joe created his very own unique brand of spoken Word. He has made Australia his home where he travels extensively performing his stories and poems at all the major music festivals like Woodford and the National Folk Festival. this collection is full of romance, beauty and vivid colour, and is available at Rosetta’s, Maleny, or via the website:

tobias' music brings the room to life with his craftsmanship and songwriting ability. His latest single ‘When the sun Come Up Again’ became #1 in Australia in 2017. Known for his exceptional breadth and experience with writing music, together with his band he comes to life in his live performances. see tobias perform on sunday december 15 at the Beer Garden, eumundi imperial Hotel, 2-5pm.

Pop to Pomona!

Who You Think I Am

Join the summer beach vibes as Sally Sells Seashells (and you can too!) takes to the Majestic theatre Pomona stage. Hinterland theatre company Zeal Youth theatre brings this story of friendship to life with a cast of 30 talented performers all under the age of 13. Perfect for entertaining the whole family, this musical is bound to delight audiences young and old, igniting childhood memories of the endless days spent by the ocean with an ice-cream in hand. Come along and relive the memories of your childhood summer and experience a ZYt musical spectacular this summer holiday! december 15 at the Majestic theatre, shows at 1.30pm and 6.30pm, tickets via the website:

Juliette Binoche, in fine form, plays 50-year-old Claire, who is incensed that 25-year-old boyfriend Ludo has ended the relationship. Knowing he’ll look for someone new on the internet, she uses a photo of someone else to create a fake persona: ‘Clara’, 24 and gorgeous. so an intelligent professional becomes, in effect, an online stalker—what is known as a ‘catfish’. the bait is taken, not by Ludo but by his friend Alex. Alex responds to ‘Clara’ and becomes completely smitten. And now Claire finds herself falling hopelessly in love with Alex, though their contact is only online… Presented by the Maleny Film society, Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple street, on december 14, 7.15pm. tickets on the door.

All about art once again, the Blackall Range Art Group will be showcasing their popular series of art exhibitions at st. Mary’s Hall on the Village Green at Montville, from december 26, 2019 to January 19, 2020. each week of this four-week period will feature different artworks by different members of the group, providing a wonderful opportunity for visitors to enjoy a large range of works in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and pen and wash. the artists are all local and each day two members of the group will be on hand to answer questions and have a friendly chat. entry is free and the exhibitions will be open from 10am to 4pm every day. All donations and commissions go towards the maintenance of st. Mary's Historic Hall. HiNteRLANd tiMes – deCeMBeR 2019


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Christmas Vouchers Treat your loved ones with a Christmas gift voucher from Flaxton Gardens. Enjoy lunch, dinner or our Famous High Tea at our beautiful Vineyard Restaurant. Order your voucher by calling 07 5445 7450

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Hinterland Keeping it local this Christmas Stuck for gift ideas? We have ten terrific suggestions to suit every taste – and best of all, by supporting hinterland businesses, you are supporting local families and helping our towns across and down the Range to survive and thrive. 1)

The Maleny Chocolate Co. is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth – for everything from giant chocolate freckles, to chocolate ‘tool kits’, to chocolate bark with sea salt and liquorice. open 10am – 4pm, every day, shop 4, 43 Maple street, Maleny. Ph: 5499 9595.


The Wellness Haven is a perfect spot to relax, recalibrate and rejuvenate, with massage, kinesiology, energetic healing and nourishing gifts. 172 Main street, Montville. Ph: 0466 018137.


A good book is always a winner, and where better to peruse than The Little Book Nook in Little Main street, Palmwoods. With children’s books a-plenty, and a decent selection of the latest releases for adults, plus a lovely garden outside for a shopping coffee break at Homegrown Café.


Gardeners, perhaps this is the year to replenish and upgrade your equipment, with a selection of products from brush cutters and garden tools to pressure washers and mowers at Maleny Mowers, 12 Bunya street, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3144.


Buy a loved one a getaway treat, with Kondalilla Eco Resort vouchers, where they can enjoy the tranquillity of the rainforest surroundings, have a swim, visit the spa and savour a delicious vegetarian meal at their new restaurant. 61 Kondalilla Falls Road, Flaxton. Ph: 5445 7650.


Forest Glen is home to The Shed, a fabulous store full of antiques, artwork, jewellery, lighting, personal gifts and so much more. A decorator’s dream, you can grab a freshly-ground coffee and take your time finding the perfect present! 1/319 Mons Road, Forest Glen. Ph: 5479 6603.


Emmanuelle’s Beauty at 3/66 Maple street, Maleny, is where you will find gift vouchers for all things beauty – from waxing to facials to lash extensions, using sothys products from Paris. Ph: 0410 670519.


For something truly unique and timeless, a visit to Illume Creations in Montville is a must. Celebrating colour through hand-blown glasswork by international artist, tina Cooper, and beautiful glass pens by artist Wolfgang engel. shop 4, Mayfield, 127-133 Main street, Montville. Ph: 5478 5440.


the timeless elegance of Flaxton Gardens, located at 313 Flaxton drive, makes this a popular choice for food lovers, and a gift voucher for lunch, dinner or their famous Flaxton High tea is sure to be gratefully received. Visit or phone for details on 5445 7450.

10) For the tech fans in your household, Concept IT Systems is a good spot to find everything from portable speakers to the latest laptops. Find them at shop 6/2 Maple street, Maleny. Ph: 5429 6750.


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HeN We tHiNK of Christmas we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immediately think of dusty paddocks, bone-dry riverbeds and towns that just want the gift of rain. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), drought in Australia is a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;prolonged, abnormally dry period when the amount of available water is insufficient to meet normal use.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Palmwoods local, Jeff Park, has started something special to bring cheer from the sunshine Coast to drought affected areas of Queensland, one bus trip at a time. Jeff is the founder of Giving Kids Memories, a charity that once a year takes presents to a community suffering drought. this year they are heading to Blackall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we first started, it was just me, my family and some friends, we took out Christmas hampers, groceries and things like that and we thought thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great thing, but then we realised by doing that people arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t supporting their local store. so we changed to ask people to donate presents for kids and money so we can hand out a pre-paid visa card instead. that money then goes to the grocery store, it goes to the bakery, the service station, the pub. it goes through the community rather than us just taking out a basket of food. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We took out over $2,000 last year, which is just fantastic and that goes straight into the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we went out to Quilpie the local policeman said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mate, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done. there are people out here that have absolutely nothing for Christmas.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;When i went to Yaraka a farmer out there hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen rain on his property for five years. He was doing a 200km round trip once a week to be able to get water to keep his stock and house alive.â&#x20AC;?

Quilpie Council Ceo, dave Burgess, says it meant so much to the town and the people when Jeff came out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;it was fantastic, it turned into a real community event that evening. every child from town was there, and councils put on festivities to go with it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were in the grips of a drought back then; it was really quite huge, and i donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think our town had ever seen the likes of it before. it was really quite humbling that that many people donated goods, time and money for the benefit of a small outback community. i cannot praise Jeff and his team enough.â&#x20AC;? Jeff says that it also creates an opportunity to check that people are doing okay without being intrusive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;one year we organised for a police officer to take stuff out to some of the more remote properties. that gave him a reason to go out, visit and check on them, which is such a good thing.â&#x20AC;? And it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be possible without Kangaroo Bus Lines, they support Jeff by providing the bus and three other staff to go along as drivers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had incredible support and taken some amazing things out there too,â&#x20AC;? Jeff says proudly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year i took out 30 boxes of mangoes, Country Chef gave us 40 large pavlovas and the Lions Club gave us 40 boxed Christmas cakes! Nambour senior Citizens this year have also given me a huge donation which i will turn into gift cards for the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year the Maroochy RsL donated all the money for the fuel and the year before Westlink Petroleum told me to pull up to their service station out at Mitchell and fill up. itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just fantastic.â&#x20AC;? Fellow bus driver, Malcolm Brown, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeff is a quiet achiever; he is doing it for the people not himself and it is 100% for the result, for the children.â&#x20AC;? People can donate to Giving Kids Memories by december 7, in person at: Kangaroo Bus Lines 112 enterprise street Kunda Park 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday; Little Munchkins Childcare Mooloolah; Palmwoods Kids Club at Palmwoods school and through online banking: Heritage Bank Limited, Account Name: Giving Kids Memories, BsB: 638010, Account No: 14975173.

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Hinterland Events Montville brings joy Let’s get the party started! Mark your calendars for saturday december 7 for this year's Christmas tree Lighting on the Montville Village Green! Visit the Woodies santa Workshop and enjoy a sausage sizzle, waffles and coffee. there will be free children’s activities and Christmas gift stands from 4.30pm, a visit from santa with small gifts for the children, live music and Christmas hamper prize draws. the Mapleton Choir carollers will start from 5pm with the show Band from 5.30pm. We have heard that this year Rudolph could be joining in the festivities... Montville Chamber's Christmas Campaign to shop local is also underway, with the first draw of three major prize packages valued at more than $1000 each held at the Montville Festive tree Lighting event. the second draw will be at the Montville Carols on the Green event on december 18, from 5-8.30pm.

Party with Maleny! the Maleny street Christmas Carnival will be your chance to catch up with friends, dance in the street and let the kids celebrate the end of school with rides, street food and great free kids’ activities. this year’s event, to be held on Friday december 13, from 6-10pm, will include a fantastic musical concert in the Community Centre hall, featuring talented local artists, carols at 6pm, photos with santa, rides, free face painting, dance and circus performances, great stalls and more. Join in this community celebration which has been a part of Maleny’s history for over 75 years. Hosted by Maleny Commerce and collaboratively coordinated with Forest Heart eco-nursery, Maleny Rotary, Church on the Rise and Club Acoustic. Funds raised this year will be donated to Maleny Hospital Auxiliary and benefit the community. the ‘Live, Love, shop, Maleny’ campaign is still running until december 13, when the winning entry will be drawn at the Christmas street Carnival. spend $25 or more for a chance to win a $500 Visa debit card or a $200 Maleny iGA gift basket.

Lights, cake and calendars in Mapleton Come along to the Mapleton annual Christmas Community tree Lighting from 5-8pm on december 6 at Lilyponds Park, Mapleton. there will be a barbecue, Lions’ Christmas pudding and cakes, coffee, ice-cream, drinks, dutch poffertjes, books, multidraw raffle and free gifts for the children from santa. enjoy the musical entertainment and Christmas carols by the All stars Band. Also remember to look out for the Blackall Range Lions 2020 Calendar in local shops and cafes including the Mapleton Post office, the Barn on Flaxton and the Montville iGA, with its stunning images from across our hinterland by local photographers. Proceeds go to the Lions Club for use in local community projects. Plus you will find 96 handmade yummy Christmas cakes for sale by the Blackall Range Lions Club at the Montville iGA, Mapleton Post office and Mapleton tavern. Funds from the sale of these cakes will be used to buy books for the local Mapleton state school chaplain to use for kids who have suffered trauma.

Palmwoods Heritage Christmas the Palmwoods Memorial Hall proudly presents A Heritage Christmas, with everyone invited to a gathering on the village green to celebrate a free family carol night. there will be a lantern parade, sausage sizzle, kids’ activities, entertainment, starlight carols and santa! From 4-8pm on december 8. Grab your picnic rug and bring your own coffee cup for a free coffee! this is an alcohol-free family event.

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Sowing Christmas cheer by daniel sumpton


He BLAZiNG sUN in the early morning does not stop dale and donna dowler from working hard to bring Christmas cheer to those in need. Along with other volunteers from the shack Community Centre they work tirelessly for almost two months every year, starting in November, to register people for hampers in the ‘trees of Hope’ project. “We have been running trees of Hope for three years now. We go to Yandina, Nambour, and starting this year, Woombye caravan parks to register for hampers. We come






on Christmas eve to give the hampers and have people carolling, santa, festivities. it’s a good day, we bring Christmas to them,” dale said. “We’re sowing seeds to have a community feel faith and hope.” A resident at the Nambour Caravan Park and mother of nine, Vi, was attending the second round of registration for the trees of Hope project this year, and was happy to share her experience with the shack Community Centre. “it’s amazing what they bring to the community every day, week, year. You wouldn’t believe how many people haven’t eaten for the week, or two weeks,” Vi said. the registration process at the Nambour Caravan Park was friendly and inviting. the dowlers, who know the residents well, laughed and discussed updates to their lives since they had last spoken. this was all while many residents ate various foods prepared by the shack Community Centre volunteers. Aside from running the trees of Hope project, the volunteers work all year round to ensure that people in need are well fed and looked after. dale is clearly a driven and enthusiastic community worker and he said the centre provides a range of services to people. “there’s a Kombi van that comes to the caravan parks once a month with food and swags; and we’re open for



d Dale and Donna Dowler deliver food and swags over Christmas, with their trusty Kombi, on behalf of The Shack Community Centre Image: Daniel Sumpton

breakfast at the shack 9am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and open for lunch every day,” dale explained. “We also run a charity bike ride just in time for spring, so at the end of August, early september.” the shack Community Centre is a Christian organisation that was founded in 2002, they are devoted to providing resources for people of all kinds, no matter what value or belief. they are deeply respectful of all people, and are ready to help. if you would like to donate you can go to the shack Community Centre in Nambour to drop off food 'HFHPEH donations. the other ways to help out, as well as the 6DW community centre’s sponsors are listed on their website. 6XQ The Shack Community Centre is based at 19 Price 0RQ Street, Nambour. Phone: 5441 5928.


Maleny Presbyterian Church Invites you to celebrate the birth of our

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Christmas tree festival in Maleny

Support the Salvos T He sALVAtioN ARMY is encouraging Nambour locals to connect with their community this Christmas. Christmas is one of the hardest times of the year for Australians doing it tough, with large numbers living in poverty and struggling to afford basics such as food. Many will also spend the festive season alone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At Christmas, the salvos will serve more than 100,000 meals, distribute more than 500,000 gifts and toys and support more than 70,000 families in need. But we can only do this with the support of the Australian public,â&#x20AC;? Major Karen saunders said. Christmas is the busiest time of year for the salvos. Not only is the salvation Army in Nambour running its annual Christmas Cheer operation, to provide toys and food for those in need, it is also holding a community carols event and preparing for special Christmas day services. A Christmas day service will be held

at the salvation Army, Maud street, Nambour at 9am, with all welcome to attend. Also, the salvation Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s carol service will be held at the salvation Army, Maud street, Nambour on sunday december 22 at 10am. if you require assistance at Christmas with food and gifts please call 5441 5538. if you need emergency assistance, call 1300 371 288 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether you are by yourself, or with friends and family, Christmas is a time that is best spent together. so join us, so we can share the true spirit of Christmas,â&#x20AC;? Major Karen said. For more information about what the salvation Army is doing at Christmas locally and across Australia, or to donate, go to or call 13 sALVos (13 72 58). donations can also be made in person at any Woolworths check out, Westpac branch or at salvo stores.


ACH YeAR, for the Maleny Uniting Church Christmas tree Festival, the wider community decorate Christmas trees which are displayed for everyone to enjoy. everyone from schools, businesses, interest groups and individuals like to take part! this year over 35 trees will fill the Maleny Uniting Church, reflecting the theme Old becomes new at Christmas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it will certainly be a sight to behold. the event offers a broad appeal: both young and old will be inspired by the creativity and imagination of the displays and refreshed from reflection on the meaning of Christmas. it also provides an opportunity for the young to play in the Kids Play Zone which depicts Bethlehem 2000 years ago. they can dress up as Mary/Joseph, colour in pictures and play with puzzles. Close to 1000 people have visited in prior years, testament to its attraction, so make a date in your diary now! Maleny Uniting Church, 1284-1290 Landsborough Maleny Rd. Christmas tree dates/times are december 19-23,

Maleny Christmas Tree Festival A previous entry from Betty Watson, age 90 plus!

2pm - 8pm, december 24, 2pm - 7pm. Christmas Church services: Christmas eve, 7pm and Christmas day, 8.30am. there is no charge for attending, but a gold coin donation would be welcome (proceeds to the Maleny Hospital Auxiliary). there is plenty of parking is available and you can find more information online at or via their Facebook page.

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back to nature

In the Wild

with Spencer Shaw

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

Much Ado about Mulch


HeN it CoMes to me espousing the virtues of mulch, i’m sure that given the name of our business you think it’s a conspiracy. that my hidden agenda is to ensure that you provide more nesting material for my feathered friends so that one day soon my army of Brush turkeys can rise up and take over the world (muh-ha-ha-ha... sinister villain laugh) – oops did i say that out loud? ok, but seriously mulch is wonderful stuff and makes a huge difference to the survival, health and speed of growth of just about all plants, by protecting and creating soil and keeping moisture in the ground, especially during this hot dry weather. What are the types of mulch i hear you ask? First up we have bale mulch (straw/sugar cane), this is great for kickstarting soil activity. Next up we have chip mulches of shredded wood, bark or leaf. this is potentially the longest lived mulch (if high in wood), but heavier to move around. Finally, there are mulch mats. these are light and easy to install, and we stock a great Palm Fibre mat that is by far the best mulch mat we have ever used. there are drawbacks with using mulch, the reflection of

light and heat from straw and chip mulches can burn the stems of tender rainforest stock fresh out of the nursery (this can be overcome by using tree guards such as our Pink Guards) and woody mulches can reduce the amount of available nitrogen for plantings and slow them down in the short term (this can be overcome with the use of organic fertilisers. in addition to protecting your plants, mulch helps kickstart your rainforest ecosystem by creating a forest type soil that is full of all the microbes, fungi, insects and whole host of other micro fauna. All this life can thrive in and below a mulch layer not much deeper than 100mm and can create the perfect conditions for healthy plant growth. this leads me to one of my favourite planting tips, which is mulching your revegetation site 4-12 weeks in advance of planting. Why install mulch so far in advance? if soil moisture is good, mulch can start improving soil within days of installation and when you plant your trees they get off to an even better start. Notice my subtle mention of the use of Pink Guards throughout this article? For more information on these and tubestock available through Brush turkey enterprises Nursery, check out our stocklists.

Fire and Wildlife


eWs BULLetiNs HAVe naturally focussed on drought, bushfires and their impact on people and communities. Little has, however, been said about the loss of wildlife including endangered species. With over 1.6 million hectares of bush and farmland burned, the loss of life and habitat will have been considerable and will be ongoing as summer progresses. Refuges in landscapes that are not fireadapted such as rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest have burned in hotter, wind-driven crown fires. A recent reported analysis of small bird populations in parts of drought affected NsW suggests that numbers have suffered a substantial decline and without adequate food supplies the adult birds are not breeding. if the populations cannot be replenished and as the adult birds reach the end of their lives, there is likely to be a sudden decline in apparent bird numbers. it’s a depressing story, but here we have an

opportunity to keep our much-loved small birds. Research indicates that productive vegetation is the key and that means diversity of food sources, shade, cover and all the aspects of revegetation projects recommended by Barung. it’s also what we plant in our gardens and how we extend the seasonal availability of nectar, fruit and seeds. insects, an important food source for birds and several grounddwelling animals, like echidnas, will also feed on our trees and shrubs and not just as caterpillars chewing holes in the leaves. it helps of course to have those areas of productive vegetation linked, but many of our birds do move to and from the coast and hinterland following their food sources. Beautiful scarlet honeyeaters will stay around longer if their favourite bottlebrush flowers are followed by the flower spikes of grass trees, very useful accent plants for gardens. Catastrophic fire conditions will no doubt persist during the summer so be vigilant and

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doubly careful if you live near fire prone eucalyptus forest. When it does eventually rain, plant for complexity in your garden and revegetation. the birds and other wildlife will stay around to be enjoyed by your children and grandchildren.

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N sUNdAY december 8, at 7.30am, it is time for the last meeting of the year for Native Plants sunshine Coast.

Meet at the car park at Russell Family Park, Montville, for a talk and walk with eric and diana through this wonderful re-vegetated park just behind the main street. Coffee, cake/brunch at cafe after for the end-of-year breakup. enquiries: or 5429 6845.

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oRNiNG is tHe Best time for bird watching, so why not join the sunshine Coast chapter of Birdlife Australia for guided morning bird walks through beautiful Mary Cairncross scenic Reserve. the reserve is home to hundreds of species of birds, including the spectacular Paradise riflebird, the enigmatic Noisy pitta and the striking Regent bowerbird. (Pictured is the Rose-crowned fruit dove.) december 7, 12, January 11, 16, 25; time: 7.30am8.30/9am (approx); cost: $5.50.


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back to nature

As darkness falls… by Jamie Walker


RePUsCULAR – now there’s a word. My dictionary says it means, ‘appearing or active in twilight’. We, of course, are creatures of the daylight. our movements and actions follow the sun. We retire and retreat from darkness. Nature has no such limitation. As daytime ends and the twilight takes over, the night shift comes to life. there is perhaps nowhere better to see this happening than the banks of a creek or the shoreline of a dam. We all know cicadas - how they remind us that the chill has gone and warmth is back - and the pliks, creeks, tocks, waarks and rattles of frogs species all sounding off together as dusk descends. But there is so much more. You may hear the night song of Willie Wagtail or the twonote call of a Boobook owl, the first note rising, the second falling; and near the water, the cat-like “ee-ooow” of an unseen Wood duck carries a long way. Nankeen Night Herons spend most of the day roosting in large, waterside trees but at deep, blue dusk they fly out to fish in the dark. As they do, they communicate with low-key nasal calls.

Above: Owlet Nightjar (cosying down in its roost) Image: Paul Fraser

As Night Herons wake, other birds go to roost in the same trees. i have watched a large fig become shared night accommodation for a Grey Goshawk, a White-necked Heron, a Grey shrike-thrush and numerous smaller birds. Fear of one another loses priority. in the darkness, they will all share the same concerns. dusk is the time of the water rat. in the last light, these large, native rodents begin to forage, with hump-backed posture, along the shoreline. they swim with just the top of the head and back emerged and dive readily. About 65cm long, including their furry, white-tipped tail, their waterproof pelt is lush and glossy like a beavers. in a land without otters, water rats are prime aquatic predators. they eat fish, yabbies, snails, frogs and nestlings. Look for fish scales and yabby claws – signs of their feeding. As light gradually fades and it becomes harder for our eyes to distinguish what is around us, our other senses are stimulated. some people experience a heightened awareness of scent. Most of us begin to hear more acutely. in the forest, you might catch the sharp, metallic “chirrk!” calls of owlet Nightjars, as they begin to hawk for insects above the canopy. Hard to see, these birds can sometimes be spotted in the early morning, sitting in the entrances to their roosting cavities and catching the warmth of the first sunrays, before sinking down to sleep the day away – but you need to rise very early to experience this. Recently, as i came away from a wetland site in almost complete darkness, i heard a repetitive, low, muffled “um-oom!”. A tawny Frogmouth? A Red-backed Button Quail? to be hopefully confirmed another time. that’s the best thing about nature, there’s always something to come back for; something more to see, to know and enjoy. dusk on a warm, soft evening can be an uplifting experience, away from artificial light and television for a while. Please remember, if you do go out into the bush or to the waterside as darkness falls, be mindful of your own safety. take someone with you and please take care as you drive. Headlights blind and confuse birds and animals and they need that little bit of extra time to get out of your way.

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HeN tRees exist in a forest they exist as a community. in fact, the forest itself becomes an organism, a collective, connected entity that is greater than the sum of its parts. the individual trees support each other primarily via their root systems, which are all connected to each other by an intricate fungal network, much like the way humans are connected these days by the internet. the primary aim of the forest-mind is to maintain canopy closure, because a break in the canopy will allow sunlight in, which in turn allows competitive weeds to flourish, thereby weakening the integrity of the forest structure.

to this end, the strong, healthy trees support a weaker, ailing tree by diverting some of their nutrients to it, because the failure of that weak tree will lead to a dreaded breach of the canopy. Humans can learn a lot from this. Maybe without even realising it, we are

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eLdoM oFFeRed is a site such as this prime 1/2 acre level allotment on Mountain View Road. Uninterrupted, panoramic and aweinspiring views of every one of the Glasshouse Mountains, through to Brisbane and east across Pumicestone Passage, Moreton Bay and onto to the dunes of Moreton island. You will never grow tired of an aspect like this! ideally suited to the buyer looking to secure the perfect site for their dream build whether it is an immediate plan or a long term plan, the existing home is more than accommodating for now offering multiple living areas and covered entertaining spaces. strategically, it could be a great investment property, with Maleny suffering from very few available rental properties. Beautiful gardens surround the home that is setback and private from the road, along

with extensive vegetable gardens, mature trees and shrubs, and a water bore to ensure you never run out of water! this tightly held precinct on the eastern end of Mountain View Road is sought after for those looking for smaller and manageable lots, ideal for redevelopment, renovation and new builds.

Address: 33 Mountain View Road Bald Knob Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Car: 4 Land Size: 2122m


Price: Contact Agent Contact: 0447 737 737 RE/MAX Hinterland Ph: 07 5408 4220 2/10 Maple Street, Maleny Qld 4552


eRFeCtLY LoCAted in Mount Mellum, just 10 minutes to Maleny and 5 minutes to Landsborough, this home is situated on the eastern side of the sunshine Coast Hinterland. easy access to train, buses, Bruce Hwy and sunshine Coast, this location is ever popular for those that enjoy peace and quiet, but also require convenience. Features include: ● 3060m2 allotment with a perfect North eastern aspect (3/4 acre) ● Large country home over 2 levels offering 3 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms ● Additional bedroom or work from home office on the upper level ● 4 car parks and heaps of covered space under the home ● Renovated Kitchen, Bathrooms and Laundry ● Large multi purpose room downstairs with bathroom – ideal Rumpus /

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Address: 291 Mount Mellum Road Mount Mellum Bed: 3 Bath: 3 Car: 4 Land Size: 3473m2 Price: Offers Over $575,000 Contact: 0447 737 737 RE/MAX Hinterland Ph: 07 5408 4220 2/10 Maple Street, Maleny Qld 4552

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entertaining area ● Wrap around verandahs, perfect for all seasons! ● Gently sloping land with a private and leafy backyard ● in ground swimming pool ideal for the summer months! set back from the street, this lovely home has so much to offer its new owner. Priced to sell fast, do not delay your inspection!

eRFeCtLY LoCAted at the end of a peaceful and leafy cul-de-sac, “Killara” sits majestically on the highest rise of this substantial 5.4 acre holding. A beautiful Liquid Amber lined asphalt driveway entices you towards what is surely one of the most “complete” country residences we have had the pleasure to market! ● 5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom home plus study ● Multiple living and entertaining areas – inside and out ● self-contained studio with kitchenette, bathroom and laundry ● 5.45 Acres with a perfect Northerly aspect ● salt water chlorinated inground pool and entertaining gazebo ● impressive raised vegetable gardens & ample fruit trees

● 10kw solar power – Connected to grid ● Great bore in addition to 50,000L water tank ● Plenty of shed and workshop space plus Chicken coup ● All asphalt driveway and fully fenced with electric gates Address: 22 Ronald Court Peachester Bed: 5 Bath: 4 Car: 6 Land Size: 5.5 ac Price: Contact Agent Contact: 0447 737 737 RE/MAX Hinterland Ph: 07 5408 4220 2/10 Maple Street, Maleny Qld 4552 HiNteRLANd tiMes – deCeMBeR 2019




209 Witta Road, Witta Now this is something truly special! With a local history dating back to the early 1900’s, this character Queenslander would surely have some stories to tell over the last century. Located on a level 2577m2 allotment, the entry winds around a beautiful Jacaranda and the scene is postcard perfect. Immediately apparent on entering the home are renovations of the highest standard, with black Japan timber floors, VJ boards and 11ft ceilings lit up with a beautiful natural light ambience. The 4 bedrooms are intelligently located, with a delightfully

unexpected sunroom flowing from the master bedroom being a welcome addition and a place to curl up with a book by the fire or fling open the casement windows to enjoy the breezes. There are two generous verandahs overlooking the in-ground pool and tranquil backyard, with a chance to soak up the leafy surrounds.



Price: Price by Negotitaion Land Size: 2577m2 RE/MAX Hinterland M 0447 737 737

With so much to love, this property is a shining testament to the owners’ good taste and vision to enjoy country living at its best.



46 Gardners Lane, North Maleny Immaculate Property - Blue Ribbon Location • Private North Maleny 7137m2 (1.7 acre) allotment with elevated views

• Polished timber floors, high ceilings and air conditioning throughout

• Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge with fireplace and opening out to front and back verandahs

• Double garage with an additional third garage and carport

• Spacious 4 bedrooms, master suite featuring walk in robe, ensuite and deck access • Two beautifully finished bathrooms, main with clawfoot bath and picture window • Open library or study retreat plus separate studio on entry – Perfect for the artist or home business


• Terraced gardens with a wide variety of fruit trees and vegetable gardens


Price: Price By Negotiation Land Size: 7137m2 RE/MAX Hinterland M 0447 737 737

• Spring fed lake with charming paths through the gardens • Absolute peace and privacy – Whisper quiet location • Minutes from Maleny’s town centre, golf course and parkland with numerous walking tracks.

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76 Tallowwood Street, Maleny This speaks volumes for the very best value on offer today! Ideally located within comfortable walking distance to town, this elevated 3884m2 allotment offers a spacious home with plenty of character and charm. Upon entry you are greeted with stylish Japan Black timber flooring and 9ft ceilings, maximising the light and pairing perfectly with the peaceful green views flooding in from outside.



• Fireplace and split system air-conditioning

Price: Offers Over $695,000

• Quiet area – Comfortable walking distance to town

Land Size: 3884m2

• Fully fenced and dog friendly back yard with side access

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• Additional 3.5m x 3.5m storage shed • Complete with fruit trees and chook pen. The fully fenced block offers plenty of room (nearly an acre in size) with side access gates, fruit trees and a chook pen completing the rural Maleny picture perfectly.

• Spacious 4 bedroom 2 bathroom + office • Elevated position with peaceful green views surrounding • Fantastic kitchen, timber floors and 9ft ceilings



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• Unique architectural home full of character over 2 levels and suited to dual occupancy!

Price: $975,000 Land Size: 3.6 Ac

• Listen to the play of the waterfall of Gardners Falls and Obi Obi Creek – your Neighbour!

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• Expansive decks extending into the canopy and overlooking the picturesque grounds

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• Cosy fireplace upstairs in the living area as well as in the downstairs studio • Potential to split the block into 2 x lots – (STCA – Subject to Council Approval) • North facing veggie gardens and mature fruit trees with abundant birdlife.

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6 Witham Road, Maleny The perfect Maleny property! • Huge 6117m2 block - 1.7km walk to town – quiet cul-de-sac • Complete privacy, peace & quiet set among established grounds with mature trees, fruit orchards & veg gardens • Spacious home on one level with multiple living spaces • Generous bedrooms, master suite features a WIR & ensuite • Huge enclosed entertaining area, bar and additional covered patio • 24m x 9.5m shed/workshop – That is approx 230m2 under roof! • 12 car accommodation on the property





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16 Rowan Lane, Bald Knob Queenslander and Cottage with panoramic views! A superb opportunity presents with this meticulously renovated Queenslander and Cottage conveniently located just 10 minutes from Maleny and 25 mins to the Sunshine Coast! On a peaceful no through lane, the property features a wide frontage established 1/2 acre lot, with panoramic views to the North East over the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland. In addition to these tremendous views, the property also features Glasshouse Mountain glimpses to the south.




Price: Offers Over $795,000 Land Size: 2024m2 RE/MAX Hinterland M 0447 737 737

Both residences offer loads of country character with large decks for soaking up the views!

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A MESSAGE FROM YOUR COUNCILLOR Well folks, the fast approaching March 2020 Local Government Elections will see me exit the role as your representative for Division 10.

Nambour tram on track The Nambour Heritage Tramway terminus and information centre has been chugging along nicely over the last few months. In July we saw the foundation works and concrete slab poured on Mill Street with building completion on track for March 2020. The terminus and info centre holds exciting volunteer opportunities for long-time locals looking to share Nambour’s heyday with the wider community, and to sing the praises of a beautiful hinterland. It’s been a long time coming for The Nambour Tramway Company (TNT Co) that has worked tirelessly in activating the old, heritagelisted cane train lines that will run from the Western

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terminus along Mill and Howard streets – expected to be operational by 2021. While the project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Sunshine Coast Council, I would like to take this opportunity once again, to acknowledge the generous contribution by the Thompson Foundation who donated $1 million to TNT Co towards the project – a gesture that supports Nambour’s future. Having this iconic tram back online has been an incredible community project and it has continued right through the construction phase with many local supply businesses contracted from start to finish. Come March, this community venture will continue to draw many visitors and locals to our region and make our community proud of our heritage.

I’m not embarrassed to declare that I will genuinely miss the role and responsibilities that went with the elected position, but more importantly, I will greatly miss the interactions I had with a wonderful community on a daily basis. Thank you for demonstrating the faith you saw in me, when I started my political career way back in 2004. On a happier note, Christmas is nearly here, so may I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe, prosperous and most importantly an extremely healthy 2020! Thanks, regards Rogo!

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This year we have achieved some major milestones with our region shaping projects, but I’m especially proud of the work that council has been able to do with a wide cross section of community representatives to develop our proposed new Community Strategy. Our region has a history that intrinsically connects with its natural landscape and waterways and the way in which our communities have developed over time reflects these connections. Our proposed new Community Strategy 2019-2041 is a product of the engagement we have had with members of our community and seeks to reflect their aspirations for our Sunshine Coast – both today and in 20 years’ time. The collective vision of Together we Thrive is a strong common thread across all of the feedback and messages we have received in developing this strategy. What makes our community special is our ability to support and reach out, not just to our friends and family, but to our neighbours, acquaintances and community groups. Working together makes for a stronger community and that is what the proposed strategy seeks to achieve. It is very much a part of realising our goal to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and safe New Year. Mark Jamieson 07 5441 8368

Mapleton Lilyponds Park Out with the old and in with the new is the theme at Mapleton Lilyponds Park with the existing barbecue and platform bench-seat replaced along with two additional park benchseats added around the pond pathway. The Delicia Road park offers families and locals plenty, with sprawling fields, a skatepark for the thrill seekers and a large lily pond – home to a variety of ducks and native wildlife. With the new upgrades it’s the perfect place to enjoy the warmer weather this summer. Keep an eye out in the New Year for an even bigger playground as it undergoes an extension, making the overall park much more enjoyable for the whole family.

Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre 15 December

January Queensland Ballet Workshops Venue 114, Bokarina 14-15 January

February Queensland Triathlon Series Round 6 Caloundra Power Boat Club 9 February

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RAditioNAL stRUCtURAL stonemasonry is an art that is becoming increasingly rare. stone is fashionable and block walls with veneer or manufactured stone are quite popular due to the speed of construction. Fortunately for stonemason Chris Atkin, Blackall Range residents also appreciate and value tradition, so there is a desire for the age-old style of construction in our local area. Chris is the Montville-based owner of Handbuilt stone and notes, “strangely enough, traditionally built stone retaining walls are more economical than the modern equivalent and cost around the same as a well-constructed hardwood retaining wall. “i build all types but have to admit my preference is for the traditional method—not only for durability but also because naturally shaped stone with less cement-based product doesn’t contain as much embodied energy, so is more environmentally friendly. “i also like natural stone paving for the same reason and because it is non-slip, blends with the landscape, and flows more freely in curved areas.” Chris sources local basalt, Helidon sandstone, and Queensland porphyry to build retaining walls, pillars, steps, stone edging, free-standing walls,

paving and more. He has been asked to create many types of rock features from pizza ovens to fireplaces and water features, and even a stone incinerator! “i enjoy helping a client’s vision come to life by creating something lasting, functional and attractive. A lot of my work comes via word of mouth. “shaping stone is not a quick job, so i tend to get to know my clients and create relationships where i’m recommended to others and also asked back to add to an existing stone landscape.” Chris’s talents are not limited to the stonemasonry tools. He is a devoted eudlo Rural Fire Brigade member of almost 20 years and has recently assisted firefighting efforts in Peregian Beach, Lake Cooroibah, Noosa North shore and more locally at Booroobin. on top of firefighting efforts, he also takes care of brigade maintenance. "it's been a really active fire season so far, but thankfully we've got a great team at eudlo. Within the local hinterland brigades many of us know each other and we work well together, which is reassuring when we're faced with ongoing fires." if you would like to see examples of Chris’s stone work, just head to his website: or the Handbuilt stone Facebook page.

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the free Christmas at Bankfoot House exhibition showcases what Christmas would have been like for three generations of the family who called Bankfoot House, Maleny, home for 134 years. there will also be a special, one-off live radio play performance of Charles dickens’ A Christmas Carol, on Friday, december 13 from 4pm, complete with vintage commercials, costumes, props, musical underscoring and the magic of live sound effects. tickets available from: Bankfoot House is open every Friday, saturday and sunday from 10am – 3pm except over the Christmas and New Year week, re-opening on Friday, January 3.

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NYE at Belli Hall Come one, come all to the New Year’s Eve Old Country Dance on Tuesday December 31 at the Belli Community Hall from 7.30pm for 8pm start. Great ‘Old Time Dance’ music, played by Sunshine Swing Band. Delicious supper, raffles, lucky door and lucky spots. Entry fee is $14 for adults, $5 for high school students and children free at this alcohol-free event. The Belli Hall is situated at 1170 Kenilworth Road, Belli Park. Find them on the Belli Community Hall Facebook page. Celebrate at Belli Hall - they’d love to see you!

Santa's Shop - Montville santa's shop is relocating to Montville on december 7 and 8, at st Mary's Hall on the Village Green. santa's helpers (the Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild members), will be showcasing their beautiful wooden toys, boxes, utensils, and many more wonderful objects. so pop along throughout the day and see what woody delights are an offer!

Simply Read and Green The next instalment of the The Little Book Nook’s ‘Simply Read’ nights will be their Christmas gathering, ‘Simply Read and Green’ on December 11 from 5.30pm. This is their monthly event held in the courtyard outside The Little Book Nook, the Lane in Little Main Street next to Homegrown Café, Palmwoods. The event costs $10 and includes a gathering with drinks and nibbles followed by a series of book reviews and some more chat with fellow book lovers - 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Visit their Facebook page to RSVP or ph: 0431 750 033.

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contributing towards Christmas hampers and other forms of support for needy local people at this stressful time of the year. the Maleny BB group meets on the second thursday of each month between 10am and 2pm in the CWA Bicentenary Room on the corner of Coral street and Bicentenary Lane in Maleny. Come and create, or donations of fabrics are very welcome! Bags are sold through Peace of Green Gallery in Maleny for $5 each. Contacts: Yvonne Holmes 0428 122 338 or visit Facebook – boomerangbagsmaleny

Boomerang Bags Maleny is committed to addressing the problem of plastic shopping bag pollution. on their recent second anniversary, the group was thrilled to donate $1000 to the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre,

the 2019 Clouds Retreats PGA Legends Pro-Am is back on for a third year at Maleny Golf Club’s picturesque hinterland course on saturday, december 7, 2019 and golfing icon Peter senior will be among the 60-odd tour regulars competing for the $20,000 prize purse. the tournament (involving shotgun starts at 8am and 12 noon) will also feature an official opening of the final six holes of Maleny’s quality 18-hole course at 10.30am. there is no admission cost and the course offers some excellent elevated vantage points from which to follow the progress of the players as well as sample on-course food and beverages from local suppliers - so why not bring the family?

100 years of Zonta A long list of dignitaries, VIPs and friends joined the Blackall Range Club Zontians recently, as they celebrated 100 years of Zonta International achievement and support for women, at Tranquil Park. Among the distinguished guests were Andrew Powell MP for Glasshouse, Jenny McKay Division 5 Councillor Sunshine Coast Council, Ans van Erp Past Zonta District Governor, Lynn Agnew Past Zonta Area Director, representatives from Quota, Lions and Rotary Clubs, and representatives of Zonta Club of Maroochy. After enjoying speeches, toasts and animated dinner conversations, applause and laughter followed a fabulous walk through the decades of Zonta achievement, with music and costumes of the times, which began with the Zonta inauguration date of November 8, 1919.

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NdeRstANdiNG tHe eFFeCts of diet and lifestyle on our health and wellbeing has come a long way. People Wendy Rosenfeldt are very aware of the food they put into their bodies and are concerned about radiation, pollution and climate change. Consciousness of the fabrics we wear, cosmetics applied to our skin and even the materials we build our homes with is on the rise. We are actually affected by everything around us, what we see, hear, smell, taste and touch. sitting down to dinner in front of the news, even if it is a delicious meal of organic produce, will compromise the digestive process. Absorbing a smattering of violence and negativity along with our food creates a level of stress which compromises the immune system. in Ayurveda, Rasayana is a term for a substance which strengthens immunity and includes many types of food and herbal preparations. Ayurveda also recognises the value of behavioural rasayanas; actions that nourish the mind and body and support the immune system. Behavioural Rasayanas include love, compassion, uplifting speech, moderation and simplicity. Anger, violence, hurtful speech and dishonesty are understood to create damage in the mind and body. While modern medicine may not prescribe behavioural Rasayanas, there is the understanding that emotions can influence our health. the limbic system is our emotional centre and through the hypothalamus, regulates temperature, hunger, thirst, growth, sleep and emotional states. impacted on by stimuli from the senses, the immune system,

cognitive information and our emotions, the limbic region of the brain causes the hypothalamus to release a wide variety of neuropeptides. Neuropeptides create an effect on the whole body. emotions such as anger and hate release a surge of neurochemicals that can cause stress and damage while positive emotions such as love and appreciation release health promoting chemicals. if the awareness is dominated by sensory overload, the capacity of the mind is limited to the surface value. Recent studies show that there is less activation in children’s frontal brain regions, relating to cognitive function and emotional control, following a week of playing violent computer games. in comparison, when the awareness spends time at deeper levels of the mind, experienced during transcending, hidden brain reserves are accessed and we are able to utilise more of our brain potential. Likewise spending time in nature nourishes the mind and body. instead cultivating the awareness of what we do, how and where we spend our time and understanding the effects of experiences on ourselves and our children helps us to make more life supporting choices. if we are exposed to violence and aggression, whether it is in a film, a game or in real life, the experience will have to be processed by the limbic system in much the same way as junk food or alcohol is metabolised, ultimately putting a strain on the physiology. Wendy Rosenfeldt is a teacher of Transcendental Meditation and a Maharishi Ayurveda practitioner. Call Wendy 0438 507 188 or

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HeRe is A PoWeRFUL connection between what we eat and how we feel. this is not just because of the nutritional content of food, but also because how we look after ourselves is a way of communicating to our inner self how much we care about ourselves. since our bodies require nourishment so that we can experience optimum health of body and mind it really is important that we educate ourselves about what our magnificent body requires so that it is able to do what it is divinely designed to do. We can develop our awareness of what works for us by noticing how we feel each day and checking what we ate the day before. We can also reflect on what happened to us emotionally as that affects how we feel as well. By gentle observation we will then become aware of certain patterns and if they aren't producing the type of results we want, we can change them. our modern age offers us many benefits and conveniences, however, generally speaking our modern diet doesn’t always


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estLed iN tHe HeARt of Montville, the newly opened Wellness Haven is offering a range of holistic modalities from massage to kinesiology, sound healing, health and wellness classes, workshops and events. the shop is also stocked with products designed to nourish from skin to spirit, with gift vouchers available to give a unique and transformative experience to someone special at this time of year! A popular experience at the Wellness Haven is the deep one-hour relaxation massage and for those who don’t have time to stay for long, a half hour and 45minute treatment is also available with the option of a 20-minute deluxe foot rub as well. Classes that will be commencing in the new year include gentle yoga for restoration alongside mindfulness and meditation for stress and anxiety shen is the founder of the Wellness Haven and has been a life coach and practitioner of kinesiology, yoga, sound healing and movement medicine for over 12 years. “Kinesiology accesses the body’s intelligence by way of muscle testing to find imbalances that may be physical, emotional, mental, nutritional, structural or energetic,” shared shen.

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“By listening and talking directly to the body, i can uncover the underlying root causes of any issue, including the remedy required to bring the person back into a state of balance and wellbeing.” Combined with sound healing and coaching, shen explained these sessions can help with absolutely anything, including life transitions, anxiety and stress disorders, women's health, hormones,

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addictions, pain, digestive disorders, learning difficulties, fatigue, back problems, allergies, injuries, relationship issues, personal development and overall wellbeing. shen is offering the local community an introductory offer for their first visit of $77 for a kinesiology and sound session or relax, unwind and enjoy a 60min dreamtime deep relaxation massage for $70. With a range of products on offer, open during the week and weekend, the Wellness Haven team look forward to meeting you! The Wellness Haven is located at 172 Main Street, Montville. Ph: 0466 018 137.

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60 min MASSAGE for $69 $85 Add a rejuvenating dry brush for $20 *Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day

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COUNSELLING & LIFE COACHING Margarete Koenning Counselling Ruth Donnelly - Holistic Counsellor BA Social Work, Gelstalt Therapist, Heart-centred approach to healing trauma, Psychotherapist working with individuals, building emotional wellbeing. Integrating couples and, families.mindfulness, Training professionals body psychotherapy, artistic in family constellation 20 yrs practicing therapies, Reiki, Acutonics, Bush Flower in Maleny, member of Pacfa. Essences,Clinal Dru yoga. Ph: 0409 564 276, Ph: 5494 2778, 0408 416 041,

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


Ruth Donnelly - Holistic Counsellor Heart-centred approach to healing trauma, Juliette Qualified Counsellor building Kalifa emotional wellbeing. Integrating & Arts Therapist body psychotherapy, mindfulness, artistic 20 years experience combining therapies, Reiki, Acutonics, Bushcounselling Flower with arts and requested. Essences, Drusand Ph: as 0409 564 276,Adults, children, individuals, relationships and groups., Training and supervision of counselling professionals. Ph: 0417 643 592

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

Juliette Kalifa Qualified Counsellor & Arts Therapist Astrid de Ruiter – Psychotherapist & 20 years experience combining counselling Certified Mindfulness Teacher with arts and sand play as requested. Adults, Offering quality mindfulness training, children, individuals, relationships andgroups groups.or individuals and mindfulness and body based Training and supervision of counselling counselling and professionals. Ph:psychotherapy. 0417 643 592 Caring, down to earth, effective with more than 12 yrs experience. Ph: 0401 624 757

BEAUTY THERAPISTS 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

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 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 Meyer Therapeutics Katleen, experienced therapist offering Bowen Therapy, Emmett Technique, and more. Offering Maya Abdominal Therapy® for fertility and pregnancy support, help with abdominal, reproductive, hormonal and digestive issues. Weekend appts available. Ph: 0400 289 090


Red Spirit Energy Healing ENERGY HEALING Practitioners Mark & Chris Pasley, are now Red Spirit Energy Healing comprehensive healing services offering Practitioners at Flaxton. Mark & Chris Pasley, are now offering comprehensive healing services for Visit at Flaxton. and request a Free Discovery information for Visit Session. Ph: 3281 6453 information and request a Free Discovery Session. Ph: 3281 6453


Feng Shui and Astrology: Richard Giles, FENG SHUI Qualified Feng Shui practitioner Feng Feng Shui Shui home/business and Astrology:assessments. Richard Giles, EM radiation assessments. Astrologer of Qualified Feng Shui practitioner 27 years. Contact Richard on 5435 0158, Feng Shui home/business assessments. Email: EM radiation assessments. Astrologer of Web: 27 years. Contact Richard on 5435 0158, Email: Web: HAIRDRESSERS AND BARBERS Nellies Creative Hair Design CutAND and Colour specialists. HAIRDRESSERS BARBERS

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


Nellie, Annette and Jenny offer you the opportunity to have exceptional Nellies Creative Hair Design hair using great product fantastic prices. Cut and Colouratspecialists. 21 Coral St Maleny Ph: 0438 Nellie, Annette and–Jenny offer785 you443 the opportunity to have exceptional hair using great product at fantastic prices. 21 Coral St Maleny – Ph: 0438 785 443

RangeCare Offering in-home and respite care services to HOME CARE support independent living. Our tailor-made services are available to everyone in the RangeCare community. We can deliver your home care Offering respite care services to Ph: 5445and 7044 support independent living. Our tailor-made Visit: services are available to everyone in the community. We can deliver your home care HOMEOPATHY package. Ph: 5445 7044 Visit: Pauline Ashford - B.H.Sc, Complementary Med & Homeopathy Classical homeopathy; HOMEOPATHY Lymphatic drainage; Dorn spinal, joint and headache therapy; EFT - Emotional Freedom Techniques; Reiki 130 AnsellComplementary Rd Witta Pauline Ashford - B.H.Sc, Ph: 5494 4101 e: 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:


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HYPNOTHERAPY Hinterland Hypnotherapy Mary (McGrory) Crawford- - Psychologist Quantum - Expand your PowerfulConsciousness Transformations Personal of Universe. Mindfulness. Increase Good Member AHA/NRHA – Specialising in Grief, Habits, Remove Bad Habits, Stress. Depression & Anxieties. AlsoAnxiety, Quit Smoking, Medicare / Healthfund may apply. Weight Loss and more. rebates Health benefits may Contact Matt Mary Vance0457 0415230 463952 976 apply. Phone E:

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Powerful Transformations Member of AHA/NRHA – Specialising in Grief, The Wellness Haven Montville Depression & Anxieties. Also Quit Smoking, Restoring health and wellness physically, Weight Loss and more.&Health benefits may emotionally, mentally spiritually. apply. Phonemassage, Mary 0457 230 952 Kinesiology, energy and soundtherapy. Appointments & walk-ins E: welcome. Ph: 0466 018 137 or book online

MASSAGE THERAPISTS MASSAGE THERAPISTS The Stillpoint - Katie White Massage, Emmett Technique, Reiki. Harmony & Balance for Body & Soul. HF Rebates & Gift Vouchers. Now at 26 Coral Street, Maleny. Ph: 0400 722 786 for appts. Kathy Kathy Blackburn, Blackburn, Adv Adv Dip Dip Applied Applied Science Science (Remedial (Remedial Massage). Massage). Remedial/Sports Remedial/Sports Massage; Traditional Chinese Massage; Massage; Traditional Chinese Massage; Lymphatic Drainage; Emmett Technique, Lymphatic Drainage; Emmett Technique, Trigger Point & Myofacial Release. “Integrated Trigger Point & Myofacial Release. “Integrated Bodywork” tailored to your special needs. Bodywork” tailored to your special needs. HF rebates. Ph: 5429 6180 HF rebates. Ph: 5429 6180 Mark Milne Massage Therapist - Remedial, Acupressure,

Mark Milne Relaxation, Energetic Healing, Therapeutic,

Massage Therapist Acupressure, Movement Therapy.- Remedial, Specialising in acute and Therapeutic, Relaxation, Energetic Healing, chronic muscular pain relief. Flaxton - Home Movement Therapy. Coast Specialising in acute and Clinic and Sunshine Hinterland. Mobile chronic pain 420 relief. Flaxton - Home service -muscular contact 0429 046 Clinic and Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Mobile service - contact 0429 420 046

Maleny Massage Centre Relax and unwind with a beautiful Kahuna massage.Massage Deep tissue, remedial, sports, Maleny Centre

aromatherapy, andwith couples massages available. Relax and unwind a beautiful Kahuna For ease and upliftment in body sports, and mind. massage. Deep tissue, remedial, Call Linda 0468and 323couples 208 aromatherapy, massages available. For ease and upliftment in body and mind. Call Linda 0468 323 208

Blue Zen Massage Shayne Harris

Dips. Remedial Massage & Reflexology Regain movement through remedial and sports massage; MET, joint mobilisation and MEDICAL CENTRE myotherapy. Unwind with: Shiatsu; Hawaiian Lomi hotMedical stones &Centre cupping. OchreLomi; Health Mooloolah Valley HF Rebates Offering onsite Doctors, experienced nursing Call 002 567 staff 0407 and Allied health services. Appointments available Mon- Fri 8.30am- 5 pm and in Maleny Sat 9am-12pm. MEDICAL CENTRE Ph Maleny: 5494 2388; Ph Montville: 5442 9144 Book at Ochreonline Health Medical Centre Offering onsite Doctors, experienced nursing staff and Allied health services. Appointments MIND BODY SOUL available Mon- Fri 8.30am- 5 pm and in Maleny Sat 9am-12pm. Ph Maleny: 5494 2388; Ph Montville: 5442 9144 Healings Arts - Delphina Book online at Let the crystals illuminate your heart and soul. Spiritual Healing, Crystal Workshop, Massage, MIND BODY SOUL Retreats, Crystals Chakra Alignment, Unique Crystals, Gems & Minerals Ph: 0422 759 Healings Arts930 - Delphina Let the crystals illuminate your heart and soul. Spiritual Healing, Crystal Workshop, Massage, Retreats, Crystals Chakra Alignment, Unique Crystals, Gems & Minerals Ph: 0422 759 930

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PHYSIOTHERAPY/OSTEOPATHY continued Maleny Osteopathy

Lyn Thomson B.Psych. M.Counselling. GDip Psych. Relationship counselling, Emotionally focused attachment based work with couples, individuals, families. Depression, anxiety, stress, trauma and PTSD. Flaxton Ph: 0400 202 567 –

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

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


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

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Sheenah Turnbull – Clinical Psychologist Counselling for depression, anxiety, stress, grief, trauma, relationships, adjustment to life changes, children, youth, adults. Medicare rebates available. Maleny, Flaxton, Kenilworth – 0417 075 172 E:

Pascale Richy Naturopath BHSc

Join me for a fun affordable and social way to achieve a fit and healthy body. All fitness levels welcome, fully qualified trainer. ‘Your Goals Are My Goals’. Rachel Ph: 0423 618 945 Email:


Herbal and Nutritional Medicine, Dietary and Life style Coaching. Optimise health and wellness with an evidence based, holistic and inclusive approach. Hormones, gut, weight, immune and mental health issues. Ph: 0423 615 413 E

Hinterland Hypnotherapy - Psychologist Quantum Consciousness - Expand your Personal Universe. Mindfulness. Increase Good Habits, Remove Bad Habits, Anxiety, Stress. Medicare / Healthfund rebates may apply. Contact Matt Vance 0415 463 976

Melissa's Healing Space - Yoga/ Mindfulness Meditation classes @ Curramore Studio Tues 9.30am-11am (Gentle yoga), Tues 6pm 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 e:


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Deborah & Stephen Hammond are proud to be local, independent eye healthcare providers servicing the Hinterland since 1999. Focused on quality eyecare and eyewear for you and your family, giving your eye health and vision the best personalised attention it requires and deserves. 44 Lowe St Nambour Ph: 5476 2333

Russ, Barbs, Lauren and Kerrie. Providing the highest quality care to restore & maintain optimal physical function & mobility. Ph: 5478 6600

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Shop 3 Rainforest Plaza Maple St Maleny. Fully equipped studio. Certified & Experienced Teachers. Beginners & senior classes available, casuals welcome. Ph: 0448 518 734

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Providing quality eyecare including visual checks, childrens vision, aged vision, glucoma and cataract screening. In addition, contempary fashion frames to suit all tastes and budgets. We will look after you! Ph: 5435 2733

Tim & Mary Bagshaw. For all of your Physiotherapy requirements. 1/70 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3911

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

BOOKKEEPING Maleny Bookkeeping Registered BAS Agent - XERO/MYOB Specialist We offer a full bookkeeping and administration Services. All matters relating to BAS / IAS / Payroll / Super / STP / Builders ATO annual reports. Bookkeeping weekly, monthly, quarterly. On/Off site service. Ph 5429 6931

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

FINANCE Bob Malcolm – CEO Maleny Credit Union We have the experience to provide financial solutions for your everyday life. All loan approvals and other key decisions are made locally by people you can talk to. Give us a try. 5499 8988 Doug Tognolini – iQ Money Management “Growing & Protecting your Wealth” We provide a full range of financial services including; Superannuation (including SMSF’s), Retirement Planning, Wealth Creation & Life Insurance. Ph: 5442 2764 / 0409 594 044 Marcel DeLeon – Q&A Wealth We help people plan their retirement funding so they can have a comfortable future. We have answers to all your questions. Contact Marcel on 0408 845 021 or email

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

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

TRAVEL AGENTS Above & Beyond Travel We take pride in our attention to detail and providing you with a unique travel experience. Shop 2 Riverside Centre Maleny. Ph: 07 5499 9015 or MTA Travel - Petrina Frankham Mobile Travel Agent Whether you’re a first time traveller, curious traveller, thrill seeker or the escapist, I look forward to bringing your travel dreams to fruition. Ph: 1300 365 688 (ext 258)

REAL ESTATE Lember and Williams (the LAW team) Carolyn Williams – City Expertise, small town service. Stirling on Bunya, 13 Bunya Street, Maleny. Ph: 5495 1499 Email: Baker Robinson Lawyers Steve Robinson, 20 years experience. Professional and friendly Legal Team. Suite 7, 43 Maple St Maleny. Ph: 5494 2665 E:

NDIS PLAN MANAGEMENT Shauna Brennan – Lime Tree Bookkeeping NDIS Registered Plan Manager & Certified Bookkeeper 12+ years experience managing disability and community funding. Professional, friendly, personalised NDIS Plan Management services. Ph: 5472 4261 E:

PICTURE FRAMING James Frames & Art Supplies Custom picture framing by creative, friendly professionals. James Frames also offer digital printing services, and stock a huge range of artists materials. Phone: 5494 2100 Email: Web:

RE/MAX Hinterland Local Knowledge - Global Reach Ph: 07 5408 4220 - Maleny - 2/10 Maple St - 0447 737 737 Ray White Maleny One of the leading real estate agency’s for the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Unit 1, 5 Maple Street, Maleny Ph: 5499 9966 We dare to be different! Our results speak for themselves, so if you are looking to sell your property DON’T SIGN ANYTHING .. .Call us. Ph: 07 5478 5288 or check out

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

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

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

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

Centenary Carpentry With almost 20 years experience Scott is highly experienced in all aspects of carpentry including decks, patios, pergolas, termite damage, fit out, renovations and so much more. For a professional job call Scott on 0414 826 266. QBCC 1040187


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.

Window Wizard - Timber Window Specialist Restoration, glazing, repairs, modifications, sash cords, spirals, Queenslander homes and more. Call Rommy 0404 757 552

BUILDING DESIGN AND DRAFTING CARPET CLEANING Design and Drafting by Anna Paroz Plans for new homes , renovations and interior design. Together we will create, discuss and document your house plans and specifications, so you are ready for your builder. E: www.

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

Hale Carpet Cleaning Brad Hale, your carpet cleaning professional. Owner Operator since 2005. Carpets, rugs, tile and grout, mattresses, car upholstery, lounge suites. Contact Brad 0457 999 926

CLOCK REPAIR Montville Clockshop Repairs for Cuckoo, Grandfather, Mantle, Wall Clocks. Antique clock restoration. We can supply quartz movement and parts, and repair quartz clocks. P: 07 5442 9409. Master Craftsman clock and watch maker Repairs to clocks or watches from old to new, over 45 yrs experience. Free quotes in your presence when bringing your timepiece, house calls and small repairs on the spot. Peter 0488 423 724.

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

ELECTRICIAN Top Of The Range Electrical Your local licensed electrical contractor. Range based, on time, leaves no mess. Servicing all your electrical requirements. Quality workmanship. Fully insured. Lic: 83000 Call Chris 0416 220 232 Rainbow Vision Energy Saving Solutions Lic 72787 – Installation of new fans, led lights, safety switches. Also renovations, switchboard upgrades, underground power for sheds and cottages. Contact Zak 0413 885 504

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



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

Harvey & Hold Painting & Rendering New works, repaints, commercial and residential Rendering-all facets, maintenance programming. Body Corporate and Resort specialist. Pressure cleaning and roof repaints. Contact Bart for a free quote 0468 546 741


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


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

Forest Heart Your Local Native Plant Nursery. Specialising is the native plants of SE QLD for Revegetation, Gardens, Habitat. 20 Coral Street, Maleny Ph: 07 5435 2193 –


HOME MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS Tony & Di's Home Maintenance Offering carpentry, painting, tiling, doors, windows, screens, plastering, gurneying and cleaning, roofing and guttering, window cleaning. General repairs and maintenance, kitchen and bathroom renovation. Contact 0487 770 653



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 Handbuilt Stone QBSA1235589 Licensed, range-based professional. Traditional rock walls, pillars, steps, paving, entrance walls and all garden features. Visit our website to see previous work for inspiration. Phone Chris on 0438 811 975 – Stone on the Range Stuck for ideas? Speak to Jim, he’s an effective communicator. All stonework including raised vegie gardens, creek beds, waterfalls, sculptural features, driveway entrances, walls, steps, fire pits, steep site specialist. Ph: 0401 308 824 E: Loors Landscaping (est: 1987) From concept to creation all aspects of structural and soft landscaping. Ph: 5445 7615 Mob: 0412 680 801

Green Cicada Landscapes and Garden Design Need a completely new garden or update of your existing garden? Green Cicada delivers thoughtfully designed, nature-inspired solutions to match your budget. Call Jason 0473 524 428

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

Glenn Smith Plasterer QBCC 15125425 Servicing the Hinterland with prompt, professional, friendly service. All work to the highest standard, no job too small. Free Quotes Ph: 0417 656 581 E:


City to Surf Painting & Decorating Richard Daveson Owner/Operator QBCC 1117847 range local for over 25 years. All aspects of painting include re-paints, inside and out, reno's, new work, metal roof and anti-mould coatings. From Kureelpa to Maleny. Call 0418 708 620

Ecokleensolar Solar panel cleaning and thermal imaging camera inspections for your system. Dirty solar panels are costing you $$$$. Ph: Mark 0455 211 150 E:

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


All domestic and commercial Plumbing, Gasfitting, Pump maintenance, Gas / Solar / Electric Hot Water, Drain Clearing, Backflow and Pool maintenance. Call David on 0408 076 403. No callout fees.



The Off Grid Company We are setup to provide all your standalone solar power and battery needs. Local CEC accredited installer with equipment for onsite solar panel and battery testing Call/text 0447 525 506 E:


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

Megawatts Solar CEC License A5100260 Megawatts Solar Engineering - Consulting, Design & Service. We design a system to suit your needs, on-grid, off-grid & battery storage. Service on your existing system. Gary Phillips Ph: 0407 760 838

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

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

Barung Landcare Native Plant Nursery Your local community nursery stocks an extensive range of species indigenous to the Blackall Range and surrounds. Open to the public Wed–Fri 9am–3pm, Sat 9am–12pm Ph: 0429 943 152 E:

SwimSafe Mobile pool maintenance & repairs. Swimming pool safety inspections. FREE QUOTES Proudly servicing the Sunshine Coast Ph: 0448 793 148 – QBCC #101629

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

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 Skilled Tree Surgeon – Kevin Pampling Born and raised in Maleny, offering reasonable rates for tree work. Insured,with years of wisdom and local knowledge. I climb, you clear = good value. Ph 0407 450 262

WATER SYSTEMS Xavier Maleny Water (Fb) Specialist in tailer-made water filtration systems. Supply, installation & maintenance of: filtration systems, pumps, tanks & irrigation. Domestic and Rural. Contact Xavier on 0402 528 560

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Hi nte rl a nd Ti mes You ng Wr iter of th e Yea r 2 01 9 H I G H LY CO M M E N D E D MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2019 has been a big year for our region and our community continues to be central to everything council does - whether it’s working to preserve our beautiful natural environment or supporting the development of a stronger economy. Over the holiday season, take the time to get out and enjoy our region’s fantastic attractions, like our beaches and waterways, aquatic centres, art galleries and museums, parks and environmental reserves, walking and bike riding trails right here on our doorstep.

School holiday fun Council has your school holiday fun sorted – head to our website for all the details. • Swap screen time for green time – check out our top trails for kids with Adventure Sunshine Coast.

A Day in the Life of a Turtle By Jade Sullivan - Year 6


s i oPeNed MY eYes all i could see was a red blur wherever i looked and the place i was in was small and cramped. As i squirmed i heard a crack start to form until part of it was broken off. i looked at the place i was in and i saw that i was in a shell. My arms and legs felt weird, so i looked and to my surprise they became green, scaly flippers! i started to dig up out of the sand until i could see the beaming rays of the sun casting light on my shining shell. As i looked around me i saw my hundreds of brothers and sisters make their way to the big blue ocean. then when i started to follow, a flock of birds swooped down from above taking many lives and only 19 of us were left.

• Get creative at the Caloundra Regional Gallery. • Stories are everywhere, just waiting to be discovered. Join Sunshine Coast Libraries Summer Reading Club and explore as many stories as you can over the school holidays. • Come along to school holiday fun at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens.

DATES FOR THE DIARY 14 Dec – 25 Jan 2020 – Summertime Playscape Head to the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha, these school holidays to explore, create and connect with nature.

By Akemi Evans - aged 12


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Come along to play between 7am - 6pm daily or book into an organised activity. Visit the What’s on section of council’s website for all the details and to book.

Welcome in the New Year at one of the fantastic community events happening at Mooloolaba, Coolum !"#$% &'(!$)"*+,-".!/0 !12"2- 023"4!//"4$5+%674!+/'(%6" entertainment and music, there will be something for $%%"$8/2", "/'9 6)": !"5 !/"(/,$+%23"+';%&(+'8",!$<;"$'(" transport information, visit council’s website.

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Council hours Council’s customer contact counters and reception desks will be closed on Friday, December 27. You will still be able to contact council via phone, web chat, email and web call back on that day. The counters and reception desks will reopen on Monday, December 30. Development information counters will be closed from 2pm, December 24 and will reopen on January 2 in Maroochydore and January 6 in Caloundra.

Council meetings Ordinary Meeting 9am December 12, Nambour 07 5475 7272 56

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Maleny Meals On Wheels

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After a feast of fish, the sharks swam to their den and i was safe. i decided to stay in the coral that i hid in for safety and i rested my head on a smooth shell and i covered myself with algae for warmth. As i drifted to sleep i saw a full moon casting over me, creating a smooth and calming light, then i closed my eyes.

Shadow Wolves

Y AdReNALiNe-PUMPed feet slam against the unstable ground, while blistered hands scrape at the crumbling rock. My footing gives way and i crash back down into the hungry mouth of the crevasse. i scramble back up, body battered and shaking but mind not registering pain. only one frantic thought lingers – shadow wolves.

31 December – New Year’s Eve

As the currents pulled me to the ocean, my fear disappeared and the coral, fish and colours made the reef fill with light. in a few seconds my surroundings went dark and the fish around me disappeared. When i looked up i got a fright as i saw sharks looking in the coral reef with their beady eyes. i swam with fear as the sharks chased me until i found a place to hide.

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envy. even one irresponsible child too stubborn or stupid to heed her father’s warning. i was a foolish sheep straying too far from the flock. the walls of the crevasse engulf me, and despair grips me tight. Howls like a broken widow mourning pierce the icy night air as it slashes through the trees. i’m done for. i close my eyes and wait for death to come. suddenly my parents’ faces come to mind. Courage opens my eyes and determination lifts me to my feet. i’m not going down without a fight. i clamber up the slipping rock. i reach up and grasp a loose boulder. it rolls out of place and i tumble down. Again! i sprint up the slope of the crevasse for a third time, energy, fear and grit mingled into one. once more the howls of death ring through the trees. No, i will make it. i will make it! Gasping, arms flailing for grip, i lunge for a low tree branch. Clinging on like a wet shirt on the line, i battle exhaustion and slippery moss. With one final push, i heave myself up and out of the merciless crevasse. it looks up at me longingly, as though saying, “You won’t get away next time”. i’m not going to give it that chance. Laying on my back, i suck sweet, precious mouthfuls of cool air. the forest peers down; branches waving as though in celebration. i’ve made it. Please note: Mungo MacCallum is unwell at present, so unable to contribute his regular column. We wish him a speedy recovery.




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what’s on

Please email your community events with subject heading What's On to:


Feathers of the Forest, theatrette, Mary Cairncross scenic Reserve, 148 Mountain View Road, Maleny, until sunday december 15


Christmas Community Tree Lighting, 5-8pm Lilyponds Park, Mapleton


Yoga for a Healthy Brain, 2-4.30pm, includes tea and talk, bookings: 5441 7566


Christmas Book Sale, Friends of Maleny Library, 9 am -12 noon ex-library stock, Cds, dVds and donated books


Festive Tree Lighting, Montville Village Green with first Lucky shopper Christmas draw, 4.30pm, sausage sizzle, stalls and santa, free

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Santa Shop, Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild, st Marys Hall, Montville


Maleny Golf Club, 2019 Clouds Retreats PGA Legends Pro-Am, 8am onwards


Sylph Circus, the Big Game, '80s high school basketball circus theatre, 7pm, Maleny High school Hall, tickets: or at the door


My Old School Rock Band, Finbars, 12 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny, 6pm

7, 12 Breakfast with the Birds, Mary Cairncross scenic Reserve, 7.30am, $5.50 7

Christmas Tree Lighting on the Montville Village Green, from 4.30pm


Tramfest, Howard street, Nambour, 5-9pm


A Heritage Christmas, Palmwoods Memorial Hall, 4-8pm


Native Plants Sunshine Coast, walk and talk in Russell Family Park, Montville, led by eric and diana, call 5429 6845


The Last Dalai Lama? Film at Maleny Community Centre, 7pm, tickets: 0477 778 127


The Sound of Soul, HU song and spiritual Conversation, Maleny Neighbourhood Centre 17 Bicentenary Lane (off Coral st), second Wednesdays 6-7.30pm, Jennifer: 0429 957 989


Simply Read and Green, the Little Book Nook, the lane in Little Main street, Palmwoods, 5.30pm, $10, drinks and nibbles


Wild Wreaths and Wine, Western Avenue Floral design workshop, Little May espresso, Montville, 6-8pm, bookings via Candice: 0455 556 345


Toby Robinson, Beer Garden, eumundi imperial Hotel, 2-5pm


HT deadline for ads, ad copy and editorial for the January edition


The Sound of Soul, HU song and spiritual Conversation, tewantin CWA Hall 123 Poinciana Ave, third Wednesday, 4-5.30pm, Jennifer: 0429 957 989


Prayers for Peace concert, Maleny RsL, 7pm, call 0477 778 127


Montville Carols on the Green, 5-8.30pm



Community Carols by Candlelight, Good shepherd Lutheran Church, 295 Witta Rd, Witta, 7-8pm, bring your own torch/candle, chair or rug and best singing voice

The Degustation Journey – Fine Food, Art and Culture, the Long Apron, spicers Clovelly, 12pm, only 14 places, to book call 07 5420 8299

19-24 Maleny Uniting Church Christmas Tree Festival, 1284-1290 Landsborough Maleny Rd

January: Australia day celebrations; Maleny Film Festival; Yandina Ginger Flower and Food Festival


The Salvation Army carol service, Maud street, Nambour, 10am

February: Montville: Flame Hill Grape stomp


Alisha Todd, Beer Garden at eumundi imperial Hotel, from 5.30-8.30pm


Who You Think I Am, Maleny Film society, Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple street, 7.15pm, tickets on the door


Christmas Day Breakfast, Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, 8am - 11am


Festival of Small Halls, Mapleton Hall, 3.30pm, tickets: or call 0448 314952


Christmas Day Service, the salvation Army, Maud street, Nambour, 9am


Sally Sells Seashells (and you can too!), Majestic theatre Pomona, hinterland’s Zeal Youth theatre, 1.30pm and 6.30pm, book:


Art exhibition, Blackall Range Art Group, st. Mary’s Hall, Village Green, Montville, 10am – 4pm, until January 19


Woodford Folk Festival, until January 1, visit for details/tickets or call 07 5496 1066

one-day workshops making funky functional furniture. identify suitable materials and create your own unique piece using simple wood-working tools. Materials and lunch included $175. Gift vouchers. Phone Richard: 5422 9291


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April: ANZAC day services, sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival May: Maleny Wood expo; Cross Country: Maleny Community Precinct; Maleny Hospital Auxiliary Fashion and Flowers; Maleny Agricultaral show; the Planting Festival, Woodford June: Gardening on the edge; Kenilworth Quilt & Craft show; sunshine Coast Agricultural show; Kenilworth Food Fest July: Muscle on the Mountain day; QLd Mx Nationals Motorcross: Conondale; Queensland Garden expo; Maleny Wedding Festival and the Mary Valley Art Festival; Celebration of Books Maleny August: Maleny Music Festival; Village Wedding expo Montville

tuition and workshops Make Your Own Furniture workshop

Hinterland Events

Majelen, Finbars, 12 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny, from 6pm

Maleny Street Christmas Carnival, 6-10pm

The Degustation Journey – Fine Food, Art and Culture, the Long Apron, spicers Clovelly, 12pm, only 14 places, to book call 07 5420 8299

New Year’s Eve Old Country Dance, 7.30pm, Belli Hall, 1170 Kenilworth Road, Belli Park, visit their facebook page for details





Advertise your workshop $44 for one month List your workshop under tuition and Workshops banner. For more information, email: Phone: 0414 432 423

September: Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest; Kenilworth ArtFest; Kenilworth show and Rodeo; Lions Welcome dinner: Maleny October: Runfest; Heart of Gold Film Fest: Gympie; Blackall 100, Mapleton November: Mary River Festival December: Woodford Folk Festival

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Hinterland Times December 2019  

This bumper 60 page issue of the HT contains plenty of Christmas fun and stories from around the Hinterland.

Hinterland Times December 2019  

This bumper 60 page issue of the HT contains plenty of Christmas fun and stories from around the Hinterland.