Hinterland Times May 2023

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ALL GOING SWIMMINGLY Local award-winning athlete heads to Japan to break records!


Kenilworth ArtsFest brings 25th year of art, music and poetry to town


Our varied brains and how to empower them

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It’s a dog’s life

We have adopted a dog, which isn’t a surprise to those who know us. He has been our ‘holiday dog’ for the last couple of years, which began when we looked after him for our friend who was having trouble finding a rental.


Local people, local stories

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Q&A with James Frames 12


The flavours and produce of the region, plus market listings

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We enjoyed his company so much we said we would have him to stay whenever she needed to go away for work, which was happening more and more. It was a natural transition which felt right for everyone. He’s very well behaved and everyone loves him ridiculously, and despite growing up with cats (in the UK), I have become a dog person as well!

I do feel a bit sorry for him though, as he waits for everyone to go to bed before he goes to sleep, and when I am working late on the paper, he gives me the occasional sigh and a baleful look, as if to say, ‘will you please go to bed?’ – poor fella. He’ll have to get used to it though, like I have!

I was up late tonight because the paper grew by four pages and I have been organising the extra content. Bizarrely, I still don’t have enough space for everything, but I squeezed in as much as I could.

We had a flurry of letters this month, so much so that I have had to leave the cartoons out to fit them in. Apologies, but Leunig and Phil Day will be back in June.

We have exciting events coming up, the Kenilworth ArtsFest, the Maleny Show, some Latin vibes courtesy of No Way Jośe, organised by the excellent Red Chair, and much more!

It’s our Look Beyond the Label month, covered in the Holistic pages, and also in one of our feature stories about local florist, Alex Jarvis, and one of our poems in Poets’ Corner. It’s so interesting to learn more about our varied brains, and how we can be adaptable and understanding.

The Pop-Up Food Reviews are back, and Maple Street Co-op features along with The Barn on Flaxton and their delicious new High Tea in our Taste Trail pages.

Jacqui Hensel Judy Fredriksen Rebecca Mugridge

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So, take ten minutes to sit back with a tea or coffee (and maybe a sweet treat), and take in all the people, places and performances happening across this magical part of the world.

Now I’m going to let the dog finally get some sleep!




Artist profiles, entertainment and news on the arts 20 - 21


Letters, poetry, crosswords, Sudoku 22 – 23



HOLISTIC Health, beauty and wellness 27 – 33


From endangered birds to adopting animals 34 – 35


Audiences in Pomona, Maleny, Coolum, and Eudlo will be delighted by the Latin rhythms of No Way Jośe, coming to get you dancing this May!

See pages 20, 21



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Awelcome return for the Rangebow F tival !

The largest four-day festival in the Hinterland,The Rangebow Festival, returns from August 10-13, 2023, and tickets are on sale now!

The festival theme this year is Dream. Love. Live, and there will be experiences for everyone including: Indigenous culture, film, theatre, cabaret, opera, food, nature, drag, live music and creative workshops.

Festival Director, Wayne Parcell said “The Range communities embraced the festival in its 2022 debut with many sold-out events and more than 5000 festival goers.

“We listened to the feedback and have curated an even stronger and exciting cultural program for 2023 with more than 30 events, with some free or very affordable.

“As a not-for-profit festival we do everything we can to deliver unique experiences at the lowest possible cost. However, donations will enable us to do more!”

Wayne admitted the first Rangebow Festival was “a year of good solid labour” for him, and he was very grateful for the support of his team “and a tremendous group of volunteers who all made it possible”.

After the festival event, Wayne and his team went to community meetings and spoke to businesses, patrons, local groups and volunteers. “I said ‘would you like to have it again?’ and everyone said ‘yes please’. I asked for feedback on what was good, and what they would prefer.

“We held a workshop, where a project manager ran through all the feedback, and we took it seriously. We are building on everything we learnt, understanding how we can amplify the festival’s message, and bringing new events.

“We are presenting some incredible, provocative theatre including two World Premieres: Hackett, a modern re-telling of the story of Othello and

“We are bringing back some of last year's favourite events with a new take including Forage Fire Feast, a First Nations gourmet and culture experience with award-winning Indigenous chef, Aunty Dale Chapman.”

A very special highlight to the feast will be the extraordinary entertainment by Sean Choolburra, Australia’s godfather of Indigenous comedy. Sean is a charismatic, vibrant performer who weaves his blend

The Enchanted

, dancing the night away

Wayne added “Events are taking place in Mapleton, Flaxton, Montville, and Maleny, and we are running a shuttle bus service Saturday and Sunday from Landsborough Station to Maleny Showgrounds, Montville Sports and Recreation Ground and Mapleton

“So it’s even easier to come and join in the fun!”

For more details, tickets and updates, visit: therangebowfestival.org

Scarlett Fever, pictured here at One Tree Hill, performed at last year's Run-a-way Pageantimage Alex Polizzi

Alex Jarvis is a talented florist and small business owner in Nambour, running Alex’s Little Bouquets, but her story isn’t just about her beautiful flowers.

Alex is an inspiration and an incredible role model to the thousands of people living with disability.

When she found it hard to find employment that worked for her, she created her own job, by creating her own small business. Alex had a dream and she made it happen. Her tenacious spirit made her dream become reality and it took a lot of self-belief, planning, hard work and determination.

“My mum always taught me to find a will and a way,” Alex says.

For many people living with a disability, employment can be problematic, difficult to find and to manage, and can even in some situations be traumatic.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics approximately 45.2% (40,300) of employed people with disability in Australia reported that they experienced discrimination or unfair conditions directly due to their disability by their employer. And 42% (37,400) further reported they experienced direct discrimination or unfair treatment, due to their disability, from their work colleagues.

The negative experiences can start as early as primary school.

“I got told I was dumb once when I was in primary school,” recounts Alex sadly, who like many neurodiverse people found the school environment difficult and joining the workforce afterwards even harder, especially with an invisible disability.

But Alex has come out the other side accomplished, successful and eager to inspire others.

“Just because you have a condition, doesn’t mean you are hindered,” says Alex. "I have lived with neurodivergent conditions all of my life, which has made finding employment difficult for me. Choosing to look at such adversity from a different perspective has inspired me to create my own business and create my work.

“You have to focus on your passions and strengths.”

Alex is now a qualified florist with diplomas in Business and Business Management and a University Diploma in Creative Industries. She has created a homebased floristry business, sourcing products, securing stockists and creating an online sales platform and teaching workshops.

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“I'm creating interest now for winter and early spring six-week workshops, where I will be doing fresh arrangements and teaching others how to do them,” Alex shares.

Supporting local growers is something she is also proud of. “I get my dried flowers locally if I can, and my natives and fresh-cut natives from West Woombye.”

Alex’s carer, Sandra Gorry, says Alex’s biggest motivation comes from her own determination.

“Her biggest driver is herself. She doesn’t want to give up, she wants to reach her dreams. I’ve only known Alex for about a year, but she is well on her way.

“As a team we had a business meeting this morning. Alex is very responsive to constructive criticism and our views,

and we are learning from her too. Today we learnt about direct sales and wholesale sales. It gets hard [running a business] but she doesn’t give up.”, Sandra says with a smile.

For Alex, flowers have always been something she

“I have been doing floristry for 15 odd years now. I had found it impossible to find work in strict environments, so I started my own business where I can work my own hours,” she explains.

“I have always had a knack of pulling different colours together. Even things you wouldn’t think would go together, I can make it work. I used to be a really good artist so I try to incorporate art into my floristry work.

“It is a lot of work, but I do have a great team behind me, and my mum is part of

The key to success, Alex points out, is being prepared and planning well, not

“I have my grandfather's words in my head a lot of the time, go slowly - slow and

Alex has put an impressive amount of extensive planning and research into her business model to back the beautiful creative work she does as a florist.

She enlisted the help of mentors in her grandfather and her sister and brother-in-law, who have owned a business, and even sought out advice from someone who has had a business and been bankrupt so she could learn from them too.

It is all paying off, with her flowers proving a local success story and fast becoming a loved, local, small business. Stockists can be found in Nambour, Eudlo and Sippy Downs.

And Alex also has big plans for the future, aiming to eventually have a shopfront.

“It is my hope and dream to grow my online business enough to hire other people with neurodiverse conditions so they can be provided with a step into the workforce.”

Alex’s Little Bouquets is an online florist that you can find on Facebook or at alexslittlebouquets.net


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An idyllic life adventure

Following her husband’s life dream gave Judi Coey her greatest sailing adventure - so far anyway!

The ride isn’t over as Judi looks to the future and sees maybe another boating escapade in her retirement.

“When I was younger I would have never thought I would end up living on a boat let alone doing it with young children. It was a case of following Ken’s dream and he was so happy. I genuinely loved it too and have no regrets.

“We were living and working in the coal mining towns of Moranbah, Dysart and Middlemount west of Mackay and living north of Mackay on weekends. Our kids Grey and Luci were in primary school and my husband Ken decided he wanted to build a boat. Which he did, even though he had never built anything other than a cutting board in his life.

“Four thousand hours later we both then decided we needed to give living on the boat a try. Then our backyard became the Whitsundays,” says Judi.

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“The kids were doing distance education through Charters Towers before the internet made it so much easier, while I worked for a corporate optometrist and was able to locum up and down the East Coast of Queensland. We stayed in marinas in major towns where I worked. I had the best of both worlds: working in my field and keeping my family close,” Judi explains.

“Then I started feeling queasy with the lessons and I realised it wasn’t sea sickness but pregnancy! Our third child Amelia was on her way. We named her Milli for short,” Judi says with a smile.

“I wasn’t really that much of an adventurer. I studied in Brisbane at QUT and then I had a job up in Mackay which is where I met Ken. He was an optician too, until he sold his practices to build the boat. It is very much in his blood. He is a water person and loves his boats,” she says.

“It’s a really healthy lifestyle and the kids got to meet other kids from other boat families. There was one time when we were up at Lizard Island and there were so many kids that we made our own school with classes.

“Each family had a different age group on their boat. School would be quite early in the morning before it got too hot and then they would play on the beach, building aquariums with the crabs and the little fish,”

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A mosquito-infested mangrove swamp is about as far away from the Sunshine Coast Hinterland as you can get. But it’s just one of the memories that have stayed with Judi Coey from her days sailing along the East Coast of Australia with her children in tow.
Jodi and Ken in Cape York with baby Amelia

“I found it required a lot of economising on budget and space involving the weekly or fortnightly grocery shopping. We needed enough to get by but were limited with space and weight.

“We also gave a great deal of thought to managing our refuse as there is no council garbage service on a boat. We recycled a lot of things, but we were very thoughtful about what we purchased in the first place, especially around packaging.

“We didn’t want our waste going into the Great Barrier Reef.”

Judi used cloth nappies. “I used to wash them by hand, because what do you do with a dirty disposable nappy on a boat? There is no way to dispose of it. So the nappies used to hang out to dry on the boat,” she recalls.

“We also composted our food waste on the boat and those practices have stayed with me.”

The Whitsundays and Tropical North Coast are renowned for big storms and Judi and her family went through a few strong wind warnings and two cyclones. “They are so vivid. I remember feeling like you are right in the middle of it,” she recalls.

“We would hide the boat in the mangroves and tie it up in there. There were also lee sides of islands to sit out storms. It was a bit mozzie infested in the mangroves while waiting for a storm to build. That humid air just hangs on you. But the kids were fine. We would play cards and games to keep them occupied.

“The kids loved living on the boat. Grey, Luci and Milli are all grown up now and I am a grandma, but they often talk about things that happened during that time. They have really fond memories.”

When the kids reached eight and nine years old , Judi and Ken started looking for somewhere for them to go to school, make friends and play sports.

“The youngest one was getting a bit too mobile for

the boat by this point! So we found ourselves looking around the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for a suitable place to have a little farm,” reminisces Judi.

“When we first moved into the rental house we had in Montville, I recall us standing in the kitchen and realising we had just spent the last three years living in a space the size of the kitchen. We knew that the bigger the kids got, the smaller our space felt,” Judi says with a laugh.

“We knew we wanted to raise our kids in a country town, especially as the teenage years loomed. They all worked at the local IGA supermarket and went to high school here.”

Judi is well known for her optometry business in Bunya Street opposite the Maleny State Primary School.

“My father and brother were both in the medical field, while my mother was a teacher. I knew I wanted to do something that would help other people.

“At the time I went to QUT there were only 25 graduates each year. So, there were a lot of good job opportunities in the field. Thirty-five years later and I still love it. We problem solve; help with health management and I have even found tumours - fortunately rarely” she explains.

Judi thinks that as optometry is now a five-year degree, anyone thinking about a career in a medical field should give it some consideration as there is so much opportunity to help people in their daily lives and make a difference in the community, as well as being a part of a

As for Ken, he is currently building a project at their property. “I think when he is finished, he might like to renovate another boat rather than build one from scratch. Which might mean I could go back to living on a boat when I retire,” Judi says with a twinkle in her eye.

With such fond memories of the Whitsundays, who could blame her for wanting to revisit that idyl.

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Lene Lund Knudsen is known amongst her squad teammates as an inspiring and strong team player who always has a positive word to share to encourage fellow swimmers. In the last two years she has been breaking Masters’ Swimming records and competing internationally. So, how did Lene reach this point?

“I grew up in Denmark and started swimming lessons at age five, after watching my brother Lars in his lessons for years,” shared Lene.

“I swam regularly as part of a local swim club in my primary and senior school years, and my first national competition was at 16, in the 50m, 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly events.

“I loved backstroke, freestyle and butterfly. Butterfly has a nice rhythm to it as a swimming stroke, which I enjoy.”

Lene came over in 2010 to live in Australia after being on holiday before in Australia.

“After moving here, I became more involved in local long-distance ocean swims and swimming laps.”

From 2010 to 2011, Lene studied a Masters at USC on climate change adaptation. This involved environmental

management studies, including analysing extreme weather impacts and how the agricultural industry can prepare for these in future.

“I started long-distance running in 2012 with a colleague, and then I became involved in triathlon in 2014.

“However, I had to skip triathlons later after knee injury surgery in 2017 and I started focusing on swimming again. First ocean swims, and then I returned to pool racing in shorter distances.”

Lene found the land and pool rehabilitation useful for her knee surgery recovery.

“While it wasn’t major surgery, keeping it flexible and building back strength in the area was important for the long term.”

In June 2021, Lene signed up with fellow local swimmer Kylie Cornock for their first Masters Swimming meet, and after that event, the pair decided to officially start a local club.

“It took a few months of planning and paperwork, but we elected a president, a secretary and a treasurer and together we got the new Beerwah Masters Swim


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Ways to help keep warm

Ÿ Keep your pet inside if possible

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Lene poolside in Beerwah – image Angela ReedmanPolinski
In August, the world's top Masters swimmers will gather in Japan for an intense competition to challenge their limits and break records in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Watch for our local award-winning athlete, Lene Lund Knudsen, who will compete in butterfly and freestyle races after smashing state and national records this year through Masters Swimming Australia.

Lene Lund Knudsen with her Sunshine Coast Sports Award Club up and running,” said Lene with a big smile.

“The club membership grew as local swimmers started signing on to join. Swimmers know it is an individual sport we love, but it's so nice to be part of a team.”

This year, Lene has registered to compete in the World Aquatic Masters championships in Japan from August 5-11. The event will be held across the island of Kyushu, Japan, in Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Kagoshima.

The event welcomes approximately 10,000 athletes from over 100 countries to compete in various swimming, diving and water polo events.

“It’s such a great opportunity, I thought, why not give it a go! I will compete in the butterfly 50m, 100m, and 200m events and the freestyle 50m and 100m events.”

The competition aims to provide an attractive environment where participants can enjoy the races and their stay in the Japanese cities through various fun events and get-togethers.

“I would like to do some sightseeing after the competition as I haven't been to Japan before. I'm looking forward to tasting the food, learning about the Japanese culture and meeting new people,” said Lene.

“One of my next big challenges is learning Japanese phrases before the race period; so for that I will try out a few apps on my phone!”

Lene holds several Queensland state records and one national record in her Masters’ age category, and in March 22, she won the Sunshine Coast Sports Masters Athlete of the Year.

“I love that Sunshine Coast Sports has a Masters category. I was excited to win this award because my teammates had nominated me, which meant so much to me.

“My favourite part of swimming is being part of the team. It's a nice bonus to set records in the water, but it mostly inspires me to swim together and see what we can all do.”

I asked Lene if she would consider professionally coaching in the future, to continue sharing her hard-

earned knowledge and passing on new skills as a coaching mentor.

“I taught children’s swimming lessons in Denmark when I was younger, but I would rather be in the water swimming than standing on the pool deck,”

“My advice for emerging swimmers is to get professional lessons if needed. It's much better to get help with your stroke initially and learn techniques properly to continue improving your skills and enjoy your swimming long term.

“If you are a regular swimmer looking for a group to swim with, look at your local squads. I regret that I didn't start swimming in a local group earlier because it's so much fun and a great way to build up a network of

Lene said her future goal is to continue to compete

“I see other swimmers doing it now! The Masters’ programs are so welcoming and friendly; I encourage people to get involved and don’t be afraid to come to the Visit Beerwah Masters Swim Team on Facebook for more details.


If you're planning to sell your property on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, it's important to ensure that your property is NBN ready The NBN, or Na�onal Broadband Network, is Australia's high-speed internet network, a n d h a v i n g i t c o n n e c t e d t o y o u r p r o p e r t y c a n significantly increase its appeal to poten�al buyers. Here are some steps you can take to get your property NBN ready:

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As a landlord of commercial premises it is impor tant to identify what business your tenant will be carr ying out from your premises so that you can prepare a lease that will comply w i t h t h e r e q u i r e m e n t s o f t h e r e l e v a n t a c t i n v o l v e d I n Queensland commerc ial leases generally speak ing come under two distinct areas; the first being retail shops which are governed by the Retail Shop Leases Act and the second being non retail shops governed by provisions of the Proper ty Law Act. I shall concentrate my discussion on leases that come under the Retail Shop Leases Act.

When negotiating with your prospective tenant these are some impor tant tips to keep in mind:

D i s c l o s u r e - b o t h y o u a n d y o u r t e n a n t m u s t p r o v i d e disclosure in the par ticular format provided by the Retail Shop Leases Regulations As a landlord your disclosure must be in the form of a Lessor Disclosure Statement annexing a copy of the lease The Lessor Disclosure Statement gives information about the lease such as the term of the lease the option periods available, the rental payable, whether bond is payable etc Impor tantly note that this information must be given to the tenant at least seven days before the par ties enter into the Lease other wise the tenant will be at liber ty to terminate the lease at any time within the next six month period

Your tenant also has to provide you with disclosure to In the Lessee Disclosure Statement the tenant gives you disclosure of way of a Lessee Disclosure Statement as well proof of both legal and financial advice from their accountant and lawyer in a Financial Advice Repor t and a Legal Advice Repor t to say that they have been advised of their legal obligations as a lessee and had the financial implications of the tenancy explained

Term and Options - keep in mind what you want to do with your premises when you negotiate the term and any options (fur ther terms). An example is a lease that has an initial term of three years with two options each of three years' duration. I t is impor tant that you note that legally, as long as your tenant is not in breach, you have to honour the lease for the whole period of time until the end of the second option period - in this case a period of nine years

Early notice of the new Market Rent - prior to exercising the next option in the lease your tenant is entitled to request and be provided with the new market rental amount.

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In June last year, the Welcome to Maleny (W2M) group screened the documentary Freedom Street, directed by Alfred Pek; the showing was perfectly timed to coincide with Refugee Week.

The event was supported by a grant through the Maleny Credit Union’s Charitable Trust, and delicious food was on offer from Rua Haung Café from Brisbane, a family-owned business offering traditional Rohingya cuisine.

W2M’s emphasis on kindness shone through its banner of hope, set at the entrance of the hall and carrying the message, ‘Care without Fear, Compassion for Refugees’.

Alongside were prayer flags, painted at W2M fundraising and awareness-building stalls hosted around the Sunshine Coast. Each representing a single community voice which, when strung together, revealed the collective sentiment of unity and local support for the global issue.

The refugee advocacy group, Welcome to Maleny, began in 2016 through a ‘Community Conversation’ held at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre that year.

In response to the worldwide humanitarian emergency of forced migration, the theme centred on ways the local community could learn about people from refugee backgrounds and become more proactive in supporting people seeking asylum.

The group realised that doorways can be opened through information events, film screenings, music nights and regular pop-up stalls on the main street of Maleny.

Welcome to Maleny is a group of big-hearted people. W2M’s secretary, Ann Koenig, believes we need to talk about the refugee situation as a community.

“Raised by a family open to multiculturalism and influenced by my father who was always willing to help people,” Ann says, “I learned the importance of service to each other, where all members of society can contribute to their communities in a positive and meaningful way.”

President of W2M, Lisa McDonald, believes everyone deserves to be safe, experience a sense of belonging, and to have agency.

In 2014, Lisa had direct experience as a teacher in the Nauru detention centre. She currently creates online teacher training programs for refugee teachers who volunteer at refugee-run learning centres in Indonesia,

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With the caption ‘From little things big things grow’, fliers were placed under painted jars filled with flowers and set on each table, as the small group of Welcome to Maleny (W2M) volunteers prepared the local RSL hall in readiness for the community movie event.
W2M crew, Fi, Rob, Ally and Lara, at the RSL door

and teachers struggling to educate students, especially girls, in Afghanistan.

Lisa acknowledges, “The ongoing generosity and support of the Maleny community, continues to inspire and expand Welcome to Maleny, ensuring the health, sustainability, and greater reach of the group.

“We have supported hundreds of people, in Australia and internationally, over the past seven years. Without the community’s support, W2M simply could not do this much needed work.”

Committee member, Robert Kann, says, “Coming from a family with a migrant mother who often suffered feelings of displacement, I learnt the importance of belonging from a young age. I have since come to realise and value how a sense of purpose affects longevity.”

Rob sees W2M encouraging a healthy connection of extended family on a local and global level. Rob naturally connects with people and enjoys networking. When Covid shifted the group’s focus from running events to expanding its fundraising efforts, he became a driving force.

Money raised by W2M goes directly to supporting people from refugee backgrounds living in Australia, and other countries throughout the world. It supports refugee-run schools in Indonesia and schools that promote the education of girls and empowerment of women in Afghanistan.

Sahar, a 24-year-old Hazara Afghan woman living isolated in Indonesia, was desperately in need of resettlement. The Hazara, an ethnic minority group directly persecuted by the Taliban, currently form one

of the largest refugee communities in Indonesia.

Realising that single Hazara women are among the most vulnerable refugee groups sparked W2M to initiate, ‘Project Saleema’ at the beginning of 2020. ‘Saleema’, a female Afghan name meaning ‘healthy, safe, and protected’, became the central ethos of the project.

Due to the Australian Government’s policy prohibiting refugees who arrived in Indonesia after June 30, 2014, from being resettled in Australia, W2M helped Sahar apply to the Canadian Government for resettlement though its Community Settlement Program.

They ran an online fund-raising campaign and raised the required $20,000 to support Sahar in her first year in Canada. After two years in the application process, Sahar arrived in Ottawa, Canada, in November 2022. She is now a Canadian citizen.

In August 2021, when Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, W2M was approached by Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR) to sponsor at-risk Hazara Afghans through the Australian Government’s Humanitarian Program.

Allocated the Naderi family (whose name is changed for their protection), W2M began the extensive application process required to sponsor the family of seven, which has since been acknowledged by the Australian government. W2M found a way to safely send funds to cover the family’s basic living expenses.

As time passed, it became clear to the Naderi’s that the Taliban were not permitting anyone, least of all Hazaras, to leave Afghanistan. When life became increasingly dangerous, they made the difficult decision to come out of hiding and become refugees.

W2M provided funds for them to obtain passports and visas to enter Pakistan. They fled over land to Pakistan, where they wait to see if their application for a humanitarian visa is accepted or rejected by the


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Australian government. W2M remain committed to supporting the family. As Refugee Week comes around again, W2M is busy organising its next community film event, awardwinning documentary, ‘Watandar, My Countryman’ in the Maleny Community Centre on Saturday June 10,, from 6pm. Details are in this HT issue’s Creative Cuts pages.

To find out more about W2M, visit Welcome to Maleny Facebook page, or email, welcome2maleny@gmail.com. ALWAYS BUYING

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Happy anniversary to James Frames!

people trust us with. That incredibly special thing could be a 50-year-old wedding bouquet, a boxing glove, a set of chopsticks or a Pokemon card. All of them are precious!

I am the primary picture framer and spend most days cutting matboards, glass and making gorgeous frames, as well as connecting with our customers. Gavin runs his mapping business, Mapuccino, from the same building and helps with finishing framing jobs at James Frames when required.

What do you enjoy the most about your business?

What made you move to the hinterland?

My parents and sister (and her family) already lived in Maleny, and we loved the area and the people. We moved here at the end of 2013 from Brisbane for our twin boys to start Prep.

What did you do before running this business?

I worked for the previous owner of the business, Phil Holden, for two years before purchasing the business in 2018. Phil trained me extensively in the art of picture framing. Before working for the Holdens, I worked at Myer as a visual merchandiser for many years.

Gavin worked as a senior cartographer for Harper Collins in the UK. He moved to Australia in 2003 to work for Hema Maps in Brisbane as Cartographic

What does a 'typical' day entail for you?

You just never know what the day will bring or what someone will bring in to frame! We feel a great responsibility and honour at the pieces

Creating a successful business for our family and connecting with our community through the beautiful things people bring to us for framing. Also the talented artists that we meet, whether it be supplying them with a wide range of art supplies or framing their work.

We are lucky to work in a beautiful historic building that was Maleny’s first church. We’re proud to be the owners of the iconic place, and we will continue to care for and maintain/improve it.

Do you have a favourite quote which inspires you?

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans - John Lennon ‘Beautiful Boy’

I NEVER thought I would become a picture framer and I could not love it more. If you told 16-yearold me this is what my life would be at almost 50, she would be blown away with joy! I am so happy and grateful to be able to do a job I love, in an amazing community.

James Frames is at 38b Coral St, Maleny. Phone (07) 5494 2100. Website: jamesframes.com.au

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100 Years since the First Maleny Agricultural Show

In 2023 it will be 100 years since the first Maleny Agricultural Show and to celebrate the event, the Maleny Show Society has produced a commemorative book.

Agricultural shows have long played an important role in the social fabric of country towns, providing hardworking residents a chance to take a day off work to catch up with old friends, engage in some healthy competition through horse events, woodchopping, cooking, sewing, arts and showcasing a vast range of primary produce, poultry and magnificent cattle.

For months leading up to the show, children would look forward to the thrills of sideshow alley while the glamour of the show ball created much excitement, giving folks a rare chance to get dressed up in their finery, dance the night away, and even find romance.

Maleny Agricultural Show – 100 Years, traces the evolution of the Maleny Agricultural Show as it grew in unison with the township of Maleny – the two being firmly intertwined by the flourishing dairy and agricultural industries.

Compiled from old news articles and interviews with show stalwarts, the commemorative book revisits the determination and grit of the town’s pioneers and how, united by passion and vision, they have consistently overcome the hurdles of inclement weather, war, drought and disease.

Scattered throughout are amusing anecdotes

about local characters, including one who is rumoured to haunt the pavilion!

A heart-warming lesson in tolerance, ingenuity, camaraderie and the underlying inspiration of the human spirit, the commemorative book acknowledges the hundreds of tireless volunteers who have resolutely made the show happen, year after year, in rail, hail or shine.

Written by Hinterland Times writer, Judy Fredriksen, Maleny Agricultural Show – 100 Years will be on sale at Rosetta Books in late May and will also be available at the Maleny Agricultural Show on June 2 and 3.

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1988 Pavilion: Under the guidance of local builder Ed Lawley, the pavilion underwent a major upgrade in 1987 using volunteer labour An early show, circa 1920s

Join with us to celebrate 100 years since the first Maleny Show. The Show Society have been working hard and are excited to announce that they have secured the beloved kids character, Bluey, along with younger sister, Bingo, to meet and greet their little (and big) fans as well as performing four exciting live shows. Bluey and Bingo will only be appearing live on Saturday June 3, 2023.

Maleny Show Society’s Lois White said the organisation was thrilled to be able to bring Bluey and Bingo to the hinterland show after months of negotiations.

“The Show Committee wanted to present a different feel to the show this year and concentrate more on familyfriendly, free entertainment throughout the day instead of the more traditional larger night program,” said Lois.

Not to worry though, there are still some amazing things to see after dark at the show this year, including bike stunts and live music.

“We are hoping to entice a younger generation of show goers, who can come see their favourite BBC cartoon characters in the flesh, as well as enjoy the

agricultural aspects of our show,” Lois continued.

“Our Animal Nursery is always popular with the crowds, but so are the whip cracking competitions, dog jump, camp oven cooking demos, gem fossicking, dairy, beef and poultry exhibits and, of course, the wonderful main ring horse events and show jumping. “

This year there will be free train rides around the grounds as well as roaming entertainment, live music, bands, trade vendors, heaps of food and of course sideshow alley!

“The show has changed and grown so much over the last 100 years, but we’ve always stayed true to our agricultural heritage with our main show arena and pavilions set to showcase our rural strengths,” said Lois.

Nominations are now open for the pavilion displays with entries for everything from floral art, photography, needlework, tapestry, woodwork, handicrafts, and cut flowers, to sweets and preserves, cooking, woodworking and Lego. Nominations for general pavilion sections close May 26.

The Woodchop is back all day Saturday with increased prize money!

“Another free attraction on both days is the Dinosaur Adventure Park,” added Lois. “This is fun for all ages. A  combination of lifelike animatronic dinosaur costumes, the robotic dinosaur enclosure and a free fossil dig zone."

Enjoy the Handheld Pyrotechnics (human fireworks) show both nights. Kris from Flux Entertainment and his team are the only people in Australia that provide this type of show, as seen on Australia’s Got Talent, and to be seen at the Ekka this year, but first they will be right here in Maleny at the show!

“At the opening of the show we will have descendants of some of our original show society life members and committee to mark the anniversary of the first show 100 years ago,” Lois shared.

“We are currently having a film made about the show and its history, and local writer Judy Fredriksen, who also writes for the Hinterland Times, has compiled a fantastic book for us available at the show, drawing on many volunteers from over the decades recalling stories and memories about the show.”

Show dates are June 2 and 3, and tickets are available online or at the gate. Pavilion and livestock section schedules are available online now. Visit: malenyshowsociety.org.au

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Local schools always enjoy visiting the Maleny Show - image Victoria McGuin
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Homegrown Cafe

A must visit for breakfast, lunch or to enjoy the home made baked goods. Serving locally sourced produce and small batch in-house roasted coffee. Café or garden seating. Seasonal dinner first Saturday of the month. FB: “HomeGrownPalmwoods”

4/6 Little Main St. Palmwoods

0458 270 368


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The Maleny Pie Guy

Treat. Your. Self. Real. 'Cos if you're going to treat yourself, do it properly. Real food, made with real local ingredients and real passion. Really!

13 Maple St. MALENY

0479 042 845


Open 7 Days: 8:00am - 3:30pm

Open Tuesday through Sunday for Breakfast & Lunch

Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for Dinner

The table is beautifully set, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the selection has something for everyone. The Barn on Flaxton has a new offering - a scrumptious High Tea!

These delectable plates include a choice of sweet and savoury. You have the classic scones with jam and cream, plus chocolate hazelnut brownie (GFO), caramel tartlet/citrus tartlet, Snickers slice/ coconut slice (VG/GF) and fresh seasonal fruits.


The Craft is a new bar and restaurant location, established purely to showcase the region's local brewers and food producers.

For savoury lovers, a selection of sandwiches, corn fritters and Barn relish, roast pumpkin savoury muffin, and mini frittata with prosciutto and sundried tomato. There is a wide range of teas, or you can choose iced tea or a frothy cappuccino.

“We offer High Tea seven days per week at 10am or 1.30pm slots,” explained co-owner Ange Bowen, “and dietary requirements are all catered for.”

The cost is $25 per head, or $30 per head including a mimosa or champagne.

“We only started catering for High Teas at the beginning of March due to customer requests,” said Ange with a smile. “They’ve been popular so far amongst the locals, and we have had people coming up from the coast to try them as well!”

We spoke to a group of ladies who were happily enjoying a high tea on a long table, and the response was unanimous – delicious and good value.

“It’s lovely to come out for a fun morning,” said Julie Barrett. “We’re not celebrating anything in particular, just having a catch up in a lovely place.”

“I love an excuse for a scone,” laughed Sarah Collins, “I can pretend I’m at the Ritz!”

The Barn on Flaxton is also a host for The Biggest Morning Tea cancer fundraiser, on Thursday May 25. Visit The Barn on Flaxton Facebook page to donate or call to book on 5400 2444.

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Stunning still life by Ian Mastin The Barn’s Ange Bowen with a selection of goodies

Iam an ‘average joe’ who enjoys good food, not a food critic by profession, so excuse my lack of fancy terminology!

I have not been paid to promote anyone – I am simply sharing my opinion on the hinterland eateries I visit, for their service/ambience and presentation/flavour. Thank you to the HT readers who have responded online and in emails with positive feedback to my last two reviews!



refreshing drink of mango, yoghurt, milk and a hint of sugar.

The dish was a perfect combination of savoury (think vegetarian dumplings/meatballs with a crunchy coating) and sweet (the sticky chutney), with the sour cream adding some smooth balance, and coriander bringing a pop of floral and citrus to the mix. I will tell you now, this may look like an average-sized meal from the photo, but it is incredibly filling!

My friend found the same with his Creamy Butter Chicken from next door. A generous portion, with rice as the base, and a buttery curry which popped with cardamom and a couple of chillies.

Conclusion: A perfect spot to have a sustaining meal without fuss and fanfare, and soak up the friendly atmosphere of Maleny.


Service/ambience: This is a popular take-away spot, so don’t expect a traditional restaurant. The seating is outside under a large umbrella, with a handful of tables, and some cheery bistro lighting. Could do with some tablecloths to cosy up the outside space perhaps, and maybe a couple of big pots plants? My favourite spot, especially on cooler evenings, is near the wood-fired pizza oven. The staff are friendly and very busy, so sometimes you may wait a little longer than you expect – but, trust me, it’s worth it!

Presentation/flavour: I had the Sicilian Zest - Fettuccine pasta with fresh squeezed lemon and egg sauce, capers, chilli flakes, fresh-ground black pepper, fresh parsley and topped with lemon zest. What a blissful experience!

The pasta tastes so fresh, you can immediately tell it is homemade, and according to the Filanti family who own the restaurant, it is made daily with Italian 000 flour and fresh free-range eggs.

The combination of tangy capers and spicy chilli flakes, perfectly complemented by the squeeze of refreshing lemon, created a creamy sauce bursting with layers of flavour.

One friend had Gnocchi Gorgonzola, homemade gnocchi in a smooth Gorgonzola sauce with mushroom, onion,

Service/ambience: This welcoming haven of food and live music is smack-bang in the middle of Maleny and offers a variety of World Food options from rustic wooden huts. I visited with a friend and as it was a blustery day, the spicey smells of curry were too tempting to pass up. I chose Krishna’s Kitchen, he chose Casa Nepali Kitchen. Karunamayi served us at the former, Shekhar at the latter, and both were friendly and helpful as we grilled them on various dishes, before sitting in the autumn sunshine with our chosen meals – some old jazz standards playing as our accompaniment.

Presentation/flavour: I was deliberating between the Roti Chenai (tangy coconut laksa served with Bok choy, beansprouts and two buttery roti chenai breads) and the Nacho Kofta Boat, which I eventually plumped for. These kofta balls are marinated in tomato chutney and topped with cheese, sour cream, capsicum and coriander, and a side of corn chips. I also had a Mango Lassi - a deliciously

spinach and prosciutto. (I had a forkful; the depth of intense flavour was instantly mouthwatering.) My other companion had classic pepperoni pizza (you can choose mild or hot) made from hand-stretched dough, with sweet Italian San Marzano tomatoes for the base sauce, and Fior Di Latte Mozzarella – he gave this the double thumbs-up. We had homemade Tiramisu to finish, and we all agreed it was, without doubt, the best we have tasted so far on the Sunshine Coast.

Conclusion: If you love Italian, you need to get over to Pizza Margherita – and let them know the HT food reviewer has put the word out, because they deserve it!

Kondalilla Restaurant

Situated on the grounds of Kondalilla Eco Resort, Kondalilla Restaurant is a vegetarian and seafood restaurant with vegan options. Visit Kondalilla and enjoy a space of tranquility while you choose from our exquisite menu. Everyone's welcome.

61-101 Kondalilla Falls Rd Flaxton

5445 7650 Ext. 2

Opening hours: Thursday & Friday: 12pm - 8pm Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 8pm

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Farm fresh and local

The Maple Street Co-op in Maleny is celebrating their Year of Local, aiming to turn the spotlight on the fresh produce grown here using healthy horticultural practices.



Montville Growers and Makers Market

7:30am - 12pm

Piping hot pancakes, buskers, genuine locally grown food, handmade craft, barista made coffee, under historic fig trees, profits maintain our Village Hall. Stall holder enquires: Liz 0424 042 376


Witta Growers Markets 7:30am - 12pm

50+ stalls, this vibrant market has everything from fresh local produce to gourmet food, quality art and craft, live music, hot food and coffee. email: wittamarket@gmail.com


Maple Street Co-op Manager, Charlotte Fogarty-Henderson, colour-coordinating with the fruit and veg! - image Victoria McGuin Caron and Carl von Bardeleben of the Tin Shed Farm supply the Co-op with pasture-raised eggs

The community garden behind Maple Street Co-op is attracting both expert and beginner gardeners to learn and share skills.

“We are building on decades of work by other volunteers,” says Co-op Assistant Manager, Fi Emberton.

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Sophie Hickey, a local horticultural student, has been helping create a revamped demonstration garden, adding her knowledge and flair to the planting and signage to encourage visitors to better understand their food and

medicinal use.

The plot will be a Garden for Wildlife, a program run out of Barung Landcare, and will optimise the ‘food forest’ approach in the garden.

The team of volunteers has also created a work farm to turn kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost.

“We are aiming to hold events in the garden to highlight the importance of local food for our community’s resilience and its food security” says Fiona.

“Many of our members like to buy the Certified Organic food we source, and also value our local produce grown naturally. Our local growers go through a vetting process to ensure the plants are raised free of harmful chemicals.

“The local produce sells out fast, my favourites are the heritage tomatoes that are bursting with flavour and the cherry tomatoes from Co-op member Brigitte and crunchy zucchini from Ketakii.”

The abundance of fresh local produce fills shelves and baskets – a welcome sight as soon as you walk through the Co-op doors.

They also stock fresh eggs from the Tin Shed Farm, a 100-acre property, just 19km from Maleny, which applies holistic farming methods.

The owners, Caron and Carl von Bardeleben, are first generation farmers, and they produce pasture-raised poultry (which gives the Co-op these delicious pasture-raised eggs) and pasture-raised and

As Caron explains, “We are passionate about the wellbeing of our animals, the land and our dedicated conscious consumers of our pastured produce. We do not use any chemicals on the farm and go to great lengths to sourcing only the best sustainable feed for our

“Our motto at Tin Shed Farm is ‘they taste so good ‘cos they eat so

If you are keen to join in and learn about some organic and regenerative techniques, contact fi on assistantmanager@maplestreet.coop For more about the Tin Shed Farm’s sustainable, regenerative methods, visit tinshedfarm.net




However, it’s not all visual arts. On Saturday May 27, at “Poetry at the Pub” from 2.30pm with guest poet Irish Joe Lynch, and budding bards can present their original poetic works. At 4.30pm, the music jam session starts with lively songs from The Kenilworth Singers. Bring along your acoustic instrument and join in the fun! As well as entertainment, there are prizes to be won. A Family Fun Day on May 28, is filled with activities for children, and will be hosted by the Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce and Kenilworth Arts Council at the Showgrounds.

Chamber President, Ron Perel said, “There will be stalls and lots of fun activities including a jumping castle, free kites to fly, face painting and some fun and nonsense competitions such as decorating anything with a handle or anything with wheels.”

Kenilworth ArtsFest is also running art and poetry competitions for children. Children’s Art Coordinator, Sarah Sigley, invites children of all ages to enter the Children’s Art Competition where the theme is Heroes and Villains.

“Children can be so creative,” Sarah commented, “so we should see some fantastic artwork.” Entry to Family Fun Day activities is free.

All in all, the Silver Jubilee of Kenilworth ArtsFest promises to be a wonderful weekend of art, music, poetry and lots of fun. What a great way to celebrate 25 years of art in “the bush behind the beach”!

Open Studios Sunshine Coast is a celebration of the region’s vibrant and diverse art scene, offering visitors a unique opportunity to meet and see artists work in their own creative spaces. The program is held in May over two weekends, from May 20-28, 2023, showcasing the lush hinterland’s art trails on the first weekend and the scenic coastline’s art trails on the second. Spiral Visual Arts Studio will be showcasing a number of works by their artists with disability at this time. The artists’ paintings are a communication of vibrant expression, with risk taken through subject matter and themes. Come and meet, support, and experience their art and hear narratives of how art works for them. Friday 19 and Sat 20 May, only as part of Open Studios. Visit artsconnectinc.com.au for more details.

Artists and art groups include Petrie Craft Nambour - see pottery and craft enthusiasts enjoying creating their ceramics and textiles.

(Contact Sharon Hanson 0415304332/ petrieparkcraft@gmail.com)

Also visit Jules McCrae – the Blacksmiths Atelier, a talented blacksmith whose work varies from wearable art (pictured) to sculptural lamps to function decor. Her studio is at 273 Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount. Website: julzeefuncart.com.au

Heidi Lesleighter is a textile jewellery artist who cherishes nature and revels in what it offers.

Shapes, textures, colour and textiles are captured in her timeless textile jewellery (A pair of Heidi’s artwork earrings pictured). Her jewellery will always have something collected or something rescued in it. See her work on Instagram Myra_goes_to_Florence. Heidi is at 431 Dulong Rd Dulong 0414767524 heidzy@hotmail.com

Kenilworth ArtsFest from May 26-28 is an exciting time for this “little town with the big art”! They are celebrating their Silver Jubilee – 25 years of presentation of art works and encouragement for artists. The visual arts are always a joy to see with so many talented artists entering the ArtsFest competition with its major prize of $5 000 for the Kenilworth Art Award and $1 000 for general 2D works. And not forgetting the creative 3D artists, with prizes for this category and a special prize for an outdoor 3D work made from recycled materials. Now, there’s a challenge for you! (Artists, there is still time to enter, with the closing date being midnight on May 15.)

James Stickland (pictured with his work) is a passionate Sunshine Coast-based fine artist, working with oils, who won the Jean Glanville Encouragement Award and the Kenilworth Art Award. ”Kenilworth Arts Fest has a huge impact on our local creative community,” James said, “not only showcasing our local talent, but giving local artists a platform for the public to view their works.”


The Buderim Craft Cottage is host to the Mixed Media Group, a creative community of established and emerging artists whose creativity is expressed through a broad range of classical techniques, which are complemented by contemporary ideas that push traditional boundaries.

The Mixed Media Group has once again created a collection of unique artworks and is delighted to present their annual Mixed Media Exhibition in the centre’s gallery.

This exhibition highlights 12 months of extraordinary work by the group and presents original and diverse art, handcrafted by local artists. Members of this vibrant group will be available throughout the exhibition to talk about their art.

A percentage from each sale helps the not-for-profit Buderim Craft Cottage to support ongoing expansion and provide a special place for artists to work and grow in the company of other artists.

Buderim Craft Cottage, 5 Main Street Buderim, May 25 - 27, 5-7pm, Sunday 28, 10am-4pm. For further information visit the Craft Cottage website:buderimcraftcottage.com.au


In the lead-up to Refugee Week 2023, local refugee advocacy group, Welcome to Maleny (W2M) is excited to be hosting a screening of the recently released, awardwinning documentary, Watandar,MyCountryman, by Muzafar Ali and Jolyon Hoff (pictured).

The film was recently released at the Adelaide film festival, and now Muzafar and Jolyon are taking it on a state-wide screening tour, and Maleny is one of their destinations! At the end of the screening, they will both be holding a Q&A opportunity with the audience.

The film is the story of Muzafar Ali, an internationally renowned Afghan photographer and Human Rights activist who is settled in Australia as a refugee in 2015. When Muzafar discovers that Afghans have been an integral part of Australia for over 160 years, he begins to photograph their descendants in a search to define his own new Afghan-Australian identity. Then the Taliban take over Afghanistan and his old country comes calling.

Watandar,MyCountryman will be screened in the Maleny Community Centre, on Saturday June 10. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Tickets are $15/$10 concession. There will be a licensed bar and snacks available for purchase. For more information contact Ann on 0407138182. Tickets available through Trybooking.com.



No Way Jośe is set to bring their lively Latin dance party to the Sunshine Coast this May, with a series of high-energy performances that are guaranteed to get audiences up and  dancing.

The band's unique blend of sensual salsa, irresistible bolero, and rich harmonies of Latin  American jazz create an exhilarating show, featuring some of Queensland’s most talented  Latin musicians.

Led by the stunning vocals of Australia’s own Salsa diva-in-waiting, Amila Sargeant, No Way José is a vibrant celebration of the rich history of Salsa, infused with a  21st-century sensibility.

Audiences in Pomona, Maleny, Coolum, and Eudlo can expect an unforgettable night of  music and dancing as No Way Jośe takes the stage. Singler and co-founder Amilia Sargeant is  joined on stage by pianist and co-founder Juan Manrique, with Fredy Uscategui on congas,  cajón, and percussion; Adam Haks on Trombone; Zac Chambers on the trumpet; and bassist  Jono Fraser.

“We are thrilled to be coming to the Sunshine Coast and sharing our music,” said Amilia  Sargeant. “We love seeing the energy and passion of our audiences, and we can't wait to  see everyone on the dance floor.

“My dad lives in Kenilworth and I love visiting there, and the Glasshouse Mountains,” Amila shared. "The area to me is some of the most beautiful nature in Australia and the world.

“The people I have met seem open-minded and grounded in nature, and very curious about other cultures and respecting Indigenous ways of life.”

The group seamlessly weaves together their original compositions with unearthed classics  from the mid to late 20th century in Latin America, bringing the energy and passion of Latin music to Sunshine Coast audiences.

Don't miss your chance to experience their exhilarating Latin rhythms! The group will be at the Majestic Theatre, Pomona on May 20, Maleny Community Centre on May 26, Coolum Civic Centre May 27, and Eudlo Hall on May 28. Full event and booking details: redchair. com.au/what-s-on/event/570-no-way-jose

The No Way Jośe Sunshine Coast tour is presented by local performing arts company Red  Chair with the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


Yandina ACMA (Australasian Country Music Association) welcomes four top quality guest artists to the ‘Hall of Fame’, 24 Steggalls Road on Sunday May 7

A fundraising country music concert also featuring talented act T’Bird, performing your favourite Rock ‘n Roll songs from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Incredible entertainment value for $15, so don’t miss it! Doors open 10am, with the concert 11am to 4pm, and a sausage sizzle and raffles.

For advanced bookings contact 0449 181638 or 0409 588939. We are a not-for-profit organisation and the proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the hall.


There is nothing quite like dancing to the sound of an 18-piece Big Band! All dancing styles are featured, including music from the Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller era to Michael Bublé, Rock ‘n Roll, Waltz and Jive. Old Time and New Vogue dancers are welcome.

This is all happening at the Palmwoods Memorial Hall.  Saturday May 6 – doors open 6pm and the cost is $30. Music is provided by the Scream Jazz Orchestra, who have developed a solid reputation for their professionalism on the Sunshine Coast.   This is a major musical event set in the characterful Palmwoods Memorial Hall –an event not to be missed for dancing or listening! For further information visit screambigband@gmail.com/ 0434675529.


Buderim's Calligraphy and Papercraft Group is hosting its bi-annual exhibition, this year titled Rhythms of the Coast, featuring beautifully crafted artworks and paper designs that reflect the rhythms of the stunning Sunshine Coast region.

Watch calligraphers demonstrate and explain various scripts, and view their interpretation of traditional and modern lettering created with ink, paint and gold leaf.

There will be art for sale, exhibition pieces on display, and raffles to win.

From June 3 - 11, open 10am-2pm daily at Buderim Craft Cottage, Main Street, Buderim, with free entry.


Anyone on the hinterland with an interest in musical theatre will likely have heard the Maleny Singers, under Margaret Taylor, performing their light opera repertoire. Equally, those who love choral music will know Kim Kirkman and his Inspiration Project Choir. Both groups work frequently with the Maleny Performing Arts Orchestra. This year, the three groups have pooled their resources to perform Pietro Mascagni’s short opera, Cavalleria Rusticana. This opera, perhaps more than many, calls for strong dramatic performances from the leads, and also strong choral singing to deliver the moving and powerful Easter Hymn, so playing to the strengths of both vocal companies.

With Kim Kirkman taking the baton, we also have the chance to hear Margaret Taylor sing a lead role in Maleny again!

We asked Margaret how it felt to be back on stage after many years of directing the Singers.  “It’s a wonderful opportunity!” she said.

“Kim is a great choral conductor, and it is a pleasure working with him. Besides, it is a lot of fun being able to sing with so many of my friends in the production.”

For lovers of fine music, this performance truly promises to be a treat.

Performances at the Maleny Community Centre at 3pm on June 10,11,17 and 18 Tickets from Trybooking.com, or the Maleny Information Centre. (Pictured: Mama Lucia, played by Margaret Taylor, and her son Turridu, played by Colin Dunn, celebrate Easter after the famous DrinkingSong.)


Toni Jordan is the immensely popular, award winning, internationally best-selling author of several novels. She started out as a molecular biologist, but eventually found her metier with her first novel Addition, which was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award.

Since then she has published six novels, including Dinner with the Schnabels, described as nothing short of a comic masterpiece. She’s coming to Maleny to discuss its sequel. Prettier If She Smiled More.

Toni is an accomplished and entertaining speaker, much loved by audiences world-wide, make sure you don’t miss this event!

Our introducing author sees the return of Sally Piper. Sally first came to Maleny to speak about her debut novel, Grace’s Table

Since then she has published two new works, including The GeographyofFriendship which is in development for a television series to be broadcast on Stan. She’ll be in Maleny to speak about her recent novel, Bone Memories

Both Toni and Sally will be in conversation with Steven Lang, Wednesday May 17, 6 for 6.30pm at the Maleny Community Centre. To book, visit: outspokenmaleny.com


Friends of Maleny Library

Thank you, Hinterland Times, for acknowledging the awesome work that the Friends of Maleny Library (FOML) used to do 'behind the scenes" for many years.

Did you know it was thanks to FOML's enduring contributions that the free book trolley enabled many readers to survive the library's closures during COVID. Yes indeed, those trolleys full of books, games, etc., were often filled by this splendid group!! It certainly made survival during that time so much more bearable.

One other amazing service that group also provided was to allow some of their leftover stock to be donated for the former Free Book Box outside Maleny's former Credit Union.

If it hadn't been for the generous donations of books by this wonderful group, the former Book Box would have never had so much diversity, nor a steady supply amongst its countless printed treasures that passed through it,  carrying on its recycled journey to countless more readers.

Whilst that box has gone from that location, a smaller Free Book Shelf is still in Maleny next to the unique Nepali Shop, and donations of books are still welcome there.

Sincerely, Gaby

No to The Voice

Dear Madam,

In his letter to April's HT, Doug Patterson addressed and attacked conservative opposition to the PM's proposal to recognise constitutionally first nations together with what he has piggy-backed onto it - a constitutionally enshrined voice to all branches of Government and the bureaucracy.

Doug tagged this opposition as being based on alleged charges of racism, levelled at and by both sides, not a lot else. I studied Racism, Fascism, Nazism and a slew of other similar obnoxious systems at university, and I fail to agree that what we confront in this matter meets in any way the tests of such a charge.

Conservatism's essence is not to oppose all change all the time (a charge the PM levels at the opposition), but to test fully and carefully any and all proposed changes before adopting them. I therefore offer these following opinions from a selfstyled conservative.

Do I favour recognition of aborigines? Emphatically yes.

Do I favour such recognition's being acknowledged in the Australian Constitution? Equally emphatically yes.

Do I favour this recognition's being linked to the concept of "a voice"? Possibly yes, but why is it necessary to establish yet another "voice"? I make the count of already existing institutions designed to provide aboriginal input to Govt decisions to be at or in excess of 100. It seems as it stands therefore the PM may not need a voice, but ears.

These systems exist to provide aboriginal input to both Parliament and Government. Are they functioning effectively? Demonstrably not. What's the best way to put this to rights? Is it to sort the existing system out so it DOES function effectively? Is it to scrap the existing system and replace it?

I favour the first, but we are being offered neither of these, but a proposed third "solution" - to keep the existing systems unrepaired, and to graft yet another onto the top of them. This is a Gangrel concept, whose end product will be another additional expensive bureaucracy (if nothing worse).

It's a sound principle that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", but equally "if it ARE broke, damned well fix it, & see if it THEN works. Only then, and not before, should you replace it, add to it, or mess about with it."

Do I favour the Constitutional enshrinement of the authority of "the voice" to make representation to anyoneParliament, Government, Executive, or the parliamentary cat? Yet more emphatically NO.

It's asserted that the proposed voice "is a modest change", and that it's an improvement. But people on both sides whose credentials are significant argue that the response of Government to the advice of the voice either will be, or won't be, justiciable in the courts.

You can bet that, if the voice is installed as it is at present proposed, the justiciability or otherwise of its recommendations will be tested. And this is before you contemplate proposals such as those of Lydia Thorpe and others advocating for “blak" sovereignty.

If you still are disposed to buy the "nothing to see here" argument, please go study the New Zealand experience, and see from where the Waitangi Tribunal started, and where it has now gotten to.


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: editor@hinterlandtimes.com.au, and please include your name, email/address and location. Letters may be edited a little if space is tight. As we are a monthly, please be aware we are unable to print date-sensitive letters.

In my opinion the PM's proposed amendment, as it stands, is indefensible in principle, and would be an inglorious mess to implement and to govern with. I fail to see how opposing it makes me a racist, or even possibly open to becoming one.

Country and their traditional culture has been disrupted.

They have been regulated and controlled in every aspect of their lives – who they can marry, where they can live, with whom they can associate.

Today, the government still imposes laws and policies upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people without consulting them. We cannot continue to design and deliver services for First Nations people that are discriminatory, wasteful, and ineffectual.

In 2017, with the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the Australian people were offered an invitation to walk with and empower First Nations people for a better future.

The Voice to Parliament will enshrine the permanent right of First Nations people to be heard.  It must be embedded in the Constitution so it cannot be removed by successive governments as has been the case in the past.

The Voice will enable First Nations people to choose local representatives from their communities to advise the government on laws and policies that affect them.

All Australians value the right to self-determination. It will diminish us as a nation if we do not support this invitation to improve the lives of First Nations people.

Yours sincerely

Start with school

As an Australian citizen, and an Octogenarian, interested in ‘The Voice’, I find that my knowledge of our colonial settlement was, basically, formed on a series of lies. The primary one: that early settlers did nothing untoward in our relationship with First Nations peoples.

Yes to The Voice

Indigenous people came to Australia tens of thousands of years ago, and their lives were catastrophically disrupted by British settlement some 250 years ago, right up to recent times.

People lost their families, even whole clans were murdered, many were dispossessed, and survivors denigrated and disrespected. Indeed, there are still people alive who participated in massacres.

They have experienced forced removals from their lands, the taking of their children, and the outlawing of their traditions and culture.

Their experience is not the same as migrants or refugees to this country, although they might have similar stories of suffering. This is their country, and many have endeavoured to continue living in their country – much as we would if a foreign invader tried to take our homes from us.

Government policies have usually been around corralling them, subsistence welfare keeping them poor, or policing them – not facilitating developing capacity to cope, or adaption to ‘two worlds’. In fact, most government money has been spent on white advisors and services.

The success stories, so seldom told, are in Indigenous led and developed enterprises: Aboriginal Health Services, Indigenous-led drug and alcohol services, Link Up - connecting stolen generations with family, Indigenous foster and kinship systems, business development - e.g. Weipa businesses in mining, Strong & Smart Institute – providing better education outcomes to Aboriginal kids, etc.

The Voice is not apartheid or segregation. It is about specific responses from a community to its own issues and known solutions – much as other sectors of society seek to develop local solutions to local issues.

This is a genuine attempt at a solution to the problems that plague Indigenous people’s lives.

The Voice to Parliament

Since colonisation, Australia’s First Peoples have been dispossessed and disempowered by successive governments. Paternalistic policies have been imposed under the guise of ‘protection’.

Historically, First Nations people have suffered forced removal from their lands and removal of their children. They have had their wages stolen. They have lost their right to live on

Yet every time I cross into a new area in Australia, I often find that it was the scene of yet another massacre; with sometimes a few escaping to mourn that loss and hold that story.

I would like to have that history more carefully studied and I have an idea… If all schools throughout the nation were to explore the history of settlement in their district, what would that tell us?

There is much oral history stored in both Indigenous and colonial families. Perhaps we need to talk it through? Perhaps that is where truth and storytelling will bring us healing?

Such research could impower our younger generation to seek the truth of colonial settlement, honestly and unashamedly. Every culture benefits from an understanding of the past and if such information was forwarded to our National Library it would enrich our historical legacy.

For Australia to heal and move on, our young people could take the lead here. So, listen to them! The majority seems to want us to vote YES.

All in the timing?

Call me cynical, but isn’t it timely that Walpiri-Celtic woman, Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, has suddenly been promoted to the Coalition frontbench? Many MPs apparently expected her to be appointed to a more junior position in the recent major reshuffle, but Jacinta is now the opposition’s Indigenous Affairs spokeswoman and a leader of the campaign to defeat The Voice referendum.

She is certainly formidable, and it is always good to see more women on the frontbench, but it’s interesting that mainstream Indigenous leaders clearly reject her arguments. They state overwhelming support for The Voice in Indigenous communities, and this is supported by public polling.

But Dutton will no doubt do his best with the party’s sole Indigenous MP. Telling in itself…

According to the National Indigenous Times (July 23, 2022): In the Labor Party Indigenous members make up 12 and 3.9 per cent of the Senate and House of Reps respectively, with a total party representation of 5.9 per cent.

The Liberal-National coalition has no Indigenous members in the House of Reps and two in the Senate, for a total figure of 1.5 per cent.

Let’s hope the majority can see past this attempt at manipulation by the Liberal leader.

Name and address supplied.

Linda Burney MP and Fiona McGill



He’s sitting on the spectrum

She whispered to my mum just now

They’re talking about me

My eyes race about

I’m not sitting so I don’t know how She made me do these funny things With which I didn’t really agree Well maybe there were some

Where’s the spectrum?

Can’t see a seat I look around

If I sit I’ll fall upon the ground

When I get home

I ask my sister who’s very very smart

She is a junior scientist

While I’m pretty good at art

I’m sitting on a spectrum Sis

What do you know about this

She stands with hands on hips

Then she spreads her lips

Her smile brings out her dimple

Don’t be silly it’s plain simple

Grabs her homework folder

Puts an arm around my shoulder


Takes me to her laboratory

That she makes dark and scary

Turns on her flashlight

It has a beam that’s bright

Holds up a piece of glass

That breaks the light in two

Look! There! In front of you!

I can’t believe my eyes

A beautiful rainbow hangs in the air

At first all I can do is stare

I wave my hands out and in

Then do my famous spin


Pick a colour or even two!

The colours are all for you!

The spectrum is your rainbow

It’s the best thing you can know

Don’t bother about the chair

Or whether you’re here or there

The world’s not what it seems

One day you can be purple

On another you can be green

Whatever you like just have your say

Pick a different colour each day

And you can live your dreams

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. Please note, published poems may be read/recorded for our social pages.

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Perfect time for mulching your garden and it's free!

Bring your ute or trailer to Sunshine Coast Council’s resource recovery centres at Caloundra, Beerwah, Buderim or Nambour to get a load of mulch for free. Autumn is a great time to begin preparing your gardens. Mulch helps stabilise your soil, preventing it from washing away. So pick up your free load of mulch from one our resource centres today.

Find out about pesky plants and animals

Learn about invasive plants and animals, enjoy free workshops and morning tea at Council’s Caring for your Backyard Field Day on Saturday 6 August, 8.30am - 3pm. The field day is on at Endriandra Park, Bushland Conservation Reserve, Bunya Rd, Bridges (near North Arm). To register, head to eventbrite.com.au.

Wonderful way to get healthy in 2023

Have you registered for Council’s low-cost Healthy Sunshine Coast program? The 2023 program has kicked off and includes meditation, family yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi and so much more. For information and to register, visit Council’s website.



Just like magic

Giant columns of elephant toothpaste, high-flying toilet paper and zooming smoke rings - get ready for crazy science! The Magical World of Crazy Science is coming to Venue 114 next school holidays. Tickets now on sale for this one-off show on 28 June. Bookings via venue114.com.au.

One for the calendar

Watch Council’s next Ordinary Meeting online or at Sunshine Coast City Hall Chambers – 25 May at 9am.

Free event better than an action movie!

If you’re an adrenaline junkie - or your kids love fire engines – head along to Counci's free Emergency Services and Disaster Preparedness

Expo on Sunday 21 May from 10am - 2pm at Lake Kawana. There’ll be helicopter water bombing, swift water rescue team, a vertical rescue and firefighters responding to an emergency blaze. It’s better than an action movie! Visit Council’s website for more information.

Help us deliver a healthy environment

Now in its sixth year of implementation, Council’s Environment and Liveability Strategy is being refreshed to ensure it continues to guide our delivery of a healthy environment and liveable region. Help guide us by taking an online survey by 26 May on Council's Have Your Say website.

Planned burn season has begun

Keep up-to-date with Council's annual burn schedule on our website and Facebook page. Seven sites across the region will be treated as long as the weather remains dry and conditions are suitable. Planned burns help plant species that rely on fire to regenerate and also reduce fuel on the ground before bushfire season.

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Montville Remembers

Montville Remembers: World War One 1914 – 1919 is Book 9 in the Montville Stories Series written by Gordon Plowman and Cate Patterson for the Montville History Group.

Montville Remembers tells the stories of 53 young men from Montville who enlisted in World War One and how their community supported and honoured them. It begins with a brief history of this war to provide a context for their service and sacrifice.

Most became seriously ill in the two-month voyage to Europe in overcrowded troop ships, that most endured extreme deprivation, and most were wounded and returned home with serious debility..

The fact that most could go on to lead full and productive lives on their return is a testament to their character and to the community support they received.

The book also gives the history of the Memorial Gate and Pillars, and is available from the Montville Post Office and from the Montville Monthly Market at the MVA stall.

Hanging Baskets Group

The Maleny Street Gardeners’ Alliance, better known as the Hanging Baskets Group, is looking for new members.

With 70 baskets installed along Maple Street and over 100 in various phases of development, they need some extra helping hands to share in their project. They are searching for new Maleny people to come and join and work with them.

The group needs keen people willing to share their goals. Along with your knowledge and love of plants and gardening, being able to readily climb a ladder to help install, maintain and water the baskets.

They are also looking for someone tech savvy, with archivist skills, and possibly grant applications experience. Essentially, the group is looking for their future leaders. If this is you please contact margaret.lewis39@bigpond.com for an application form.

Kindy hopes to expand

for-profit, community-owned kindergarten located in Mapleton. They have provided exceptional early childhood education for local families for more than 40 years and they need your help.

The kindy wants to increase its current enrolments from 1 cohort of 20 children to 2 cohorts of 25-27 children. This means the potential for 30+ new spots for local children.

There is a huge need for additional early childhood education capacity on the Range, and kindergartens are critical feeders for the local primary schools on the Range.

To increase placement numbers, the kindy need to build another children's toilet, upgrade their septic system and relocate their staff toilets. The capacity created by one more toilet will ensure the kindy becomes viable, and they are asking for our help!

If you would like to contribute please contact them at committee@rangekindy.qld.edu.au or go straight to our Go Fund Me page at: gofund.me/8f2e7998

Biggest Morning Tea

The Kandanga Public Hall Committee is hosting their annual Big Morning Tea on Tuesday May 23, in aid of Little Haven Palliative Care Inc, Gympie. The Hall committee have been  hosting the Big Morning Tea for Little Haven annually for some time now because they realise what  a wonderful job they have been doing in our community for many years.

The mission of Little Haven is to provide dignified end-of-life care to all in our community who request it. They provide 24 hour on call nursing care and support to the terminally ill and also  specialised equipment on loan as well as complementary therapies. All this at no cost to the patient.

The patients and their families are provided with the care, comfort and confidence to remain in the  place of their choosing.

The Morning Tea starts at 9.30am, with trivia, a bit of craftiness, music and a delicious morning tea all for the cost of $5. There will be a Lucky Door prize as well as a Multi draw raffle.

So head along and support this very worthy cause.


Cooloolabin Hall fundraiser

The Cooloolabin Hall committee members are holding a country market day on Sunday May 28, 7am to 4pm. This is a fundraiser to cover the annual insurance and  maintenance of this 100+ year old historical hall nestled in the quaint village of Cooloolabin in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

What’s on offer? Homegrown produce, local honey, plant stalls, art, craft, fashion, coffee, sausage sizzle, face-painting,vintage car club, and much more.

The committee are inviting buskers to perform on the day also, for more information please contact Neve on 0400750673, or Dee on 0459207453.

Aunty Betty Memorial Reconciliation Walk

The Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc. is pleased to present the 2023 Aunty Betty Memorial Reconciliation Walk on Wednesday May 31, 10am-2pm, at Dicky Beach Park. The walk will commence with the Gubbi Gubbi Dance Troupe and a smoking ceremony.

Traditional custodian, Lyndon Davis, will lead a short wheelchair-accessible walk on Country providing information and stories about the area. Stalls, food and drink will be available. All are welcome to this free event.

This event is proudly supported by Uniting Care, North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health, Suncare, Life Without Barriers and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Contact: info@scrgi.org.au

Emergency Services Expo

When a severe storm strikes, a fire is raging across your property, or you’re involved in a road incidentthe emergency services are there for you.

Many of these people are volunteers who have experienced an emergency themselves and who know the importance of supporting their community, so want to give back.

For other volunteers, it’s the sense of purpose and comradery. The opportunity to meet like-minded people and feel connected.

Ian Hunt joined the Mooloolaba Coast Guard after moving to the Sunshine Coast from Canberra. Now, 21 years later, Ian is QF6 flotilla commander.

“The best moment I can remember while volunteering with the Coast Guard was when we were searching for Maike Hohnen, his son Julian and their friend, after their boat sank at Caloundra Wide. We found them just in time,” Ian said.

If you’ve ever thought about a career in emergency services, or volunteering, then this is your chance to learn more. The Emergency Services and Disaster Preparedness Expo is being held on Sunday May 21, from 10am till 2pm, on the Lake Kawana foreshore.

It’s also an opportunity to thank emergency services workers for their efforts in keeping our community safe.

For more information on the Emergency Services and Disaster Preparedness Expo visit Council’s website: sunshinecoast.queensland.gov.au

Your military ancestor?

Genealogy Sunshine Coast volunteers have been researching all the military burials in Buderim cemetery and writing up stories of the soldier’s life.  There are approximately 650 buried there so it is taking them a while to research as they work through them in alphabetical order!

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Currently the stories have been written for all surnames from A-G, so if you have an ancestor, relative or friend who is buried in Buderim and fought in one of the wars, then you may be able to find out more about them from the stories the volunteers have written.

The story covers their whole life from birth to death, with information about their families and with pictures of the headstones and other relevant photos where the information is available.

Their story may be purchased for $10 by contacting the Society via email: genealogysc@gmail.com.  Please include the full name of the soldier and any other information you may have.

Help boost transport service

Hinterland residents are being asked for their thoughts on how Sunshine Coast Council can improve a much-loved transport service that was introduced in 2010.

The Flexilink community engagement will provide insight into how Council can improve the current service operation.

It is considering one additional Monday to Friday service between Conondale and Maleny and is also seeking feedback on the Saturday timetable.

The $2 Conondale to Maleny Flexilink transport service currently operates three return trips per day, Monday to Saturday and, in most cases, connects with other public transport services for onward journeys.

Council encourages everyone living in Conondale, Maleny and Witta to get involved and share their thoughts on preferred schedule times.

Community members wishing to share feedback on the Council’s Conondale to Maleny Flexilink service  are encouraged to do so before 5pm Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Submissions can be lodged via Council’s website. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au, under Flexilink Trial Transport Services.

Council is seeking your feedback on the current timetable for the Conondale to Maleny $2 Flexilink transport service.

Your feedback will help us assess whether the current timetable suits passenger needs, and if one additional trip per day would increase patronage.

Please use the QR code to have your say by 21 May 2023, or call Council for assistance. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au 07 5475 7272


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The Limits of Election Cycle Vision

Cate and I are servants to a Malamute/Border Collie cross called Mali. Our duties include feeding her, bathing her, grooming her, keeping her water bucket filled and refreshed, tucking her into bed every night, making her bed every morning, entertaining her and taking her for long beach walks.

Mali’s experiences aren’t that different. She meets the usual mix of geriatric cardiac walkers, dog walkers,

An over-optimistic ‘pollie’ had trumpeted that it would increase the freight being handled by the Brisbane port fourfold. I thought the morning sun silhouetting 20 ships was picturesque but 80 ships on the skyline might be less so.

I suspect that the people that pick up the rubbish that end up on our beaches from these moored ships might also protest about four times the rubbish. I don’t think our visiting turtles would be impressed either.

The only way this would work was if a railway corridor was established to move goods north from the southern population centres through the pastoral riches of the western plains. It was a nation-building vision that would take many decades to fulfil.

Like the recent corruptions of the Bradford Scheme, the current proposal to build a western railway from Melbourne to Brisbane is a mockery of

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So, what is being ‘neurodivergent’?

Being in our neurodivergent-affirming love bubble, I sometimes forget that people don't know what being neurodivergent means. Essentially, people whose brains are not neurotypical (NT) are considered to be ‘neurodivergent’ (ND).

The “neurodivergent” label originally focused on those who are autistic. However, in more recent years it has been used to describe those who think, behave, and learn differently to what is typical in society. Being neurodivergent should NOT be considered an inherent deficit but simply a difference in processing the world around us.

Several recognised types of Neurodivergence include Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Hyperlexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome (TS), Pathological Demand Avoidance, Sensory Processing, Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Bipolar, Synaesthesia and more...

The neurodiversity movement advocates the idea that our brains are different and that everyone (whether neurotypical or neurodivergent) should be treated equally by individuals, the workplace and external environments.

The best analogy of the difference between being neurodivergent and neurotypical is that of the phone / computer operating system. Android v Apple. Neither is better or worse, except by opinion. However, the apps are not interchangeable across them both. If everyone in the world chose to favour only one of these, then everyone who had the other, would be at a distinct disadvantage.

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This ‘everyone favouring one” analogy is how neurodiverse people exist in a neurotypical-dominated world, and they therefore may need additional supports in place as they are indeed at a distinct disadvantage because of it. These supports must be neurodivergentaffirming to protect the mental health of the individual.

‘Neurodivergent-affirming service provision’ is a term that refers to the importance of services to be facilitated differently in order for people with a neurodivergent brain to complete them.

“In order for a service to be ND-affirming, it must have taken steps to consider the differences in ND brains (when compared to Neurotypical brains) and made changes and accommodations to support a person who has an ND brain to thrive." - Divergantz Collective

We encourage people to embrace their unique neurology, sensory profile and nervous system needs. You are NOT broken. Your existence plays a crucial role in forcing society to embrace individual authenticity and acceptance of individual differences without judgement.

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What it’s like to have…


“Adult ADHD is like being 2 kids in a trench coat trying to do adult things, but both kids have anxiety and could use a nap.” - ash@tuneiverse

“To me everything has a "Distractometer". It's not that I cannot keep interest or focus, or that some things literally cannot hold my attention. It's just the whole world is interesting all at the same time. But not everything shares the same level of distraction … So would I call myself distracted? No, but the world around me is, and what I struggle with is the ability to ignore it.” -


“The fact that I cannot explode into a thousand bats to escape awkward situations is a constant course of irritation to me.” - Jason

“I’m autistic, which means everyone around me has a disorder that makes them say things they don’t mean, not care about structure, fail to hyperfocus on singular important topics, have unreliable memories, drop weird hints, and creepily stare into my eyeballs.”

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Is ADHD really a thing?

Falling in love with someone who had ADHD many years ago utterly changed my perspective on this question.

In this article I’d like to share what I’ve learnt about the neurobiological basis for ADHD in the emerging science of mapping functional brain networks. Attention is a complex brain activity, and it should be unsurprising to us that variations are present within any complex system.

There are three behavioural processes that are crucial for sustained and purposeful attention: alerting, orienting, and executive function.

For the “alerting” process to be effective we need to be able to detect a stimulus within a noisy background that has relevance to our goals of living.

“Orientation” involves focusing on the stimulus of interest and collecting relevant associations that help us prioritise its importance, i.e, is this a threat to life, or something I can ignore safely if I choose to? These first two processes occur largely outside of our conscious control.

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The final process of “executive control” involves consciously sifting this information and refining it in

terms of goal-directed decision making, and results in an action that addresses the person’s goals.

These behaviours are thought to be generated and modified by a complex interplay of brain networks: the Default Mode Network - our internal sense of ourselves, the daydreaming mind, as well as the “chattering monkey mind”; the Central Executive Network activated by external demand and goal-directed decision leading to action, and the Salience Network, like a switch that changes our mindset from rumination to action, influenced strongly by arousal level and stimulant substances.

With these models of “attention” as a sequence of behaviours and “attention” arising as an output of multiple brain networks, the features of ADHD thinking start to make more sense.

The variation in the alerting threshold can give rise to the easy switching between boredom and overstimulation, variation in orienting can give rise to the sense that everything is happening at once and is of equivalent importance, and variation in the threshold to switch to executive thinking, can lead to difficulty reaching a decision or acting on it clearly.

It makes sense that a range of things causing increased arousal can activate the salience network and ease the switch to executive function – caffeine, emotional conflict, fear, excitement, and of course the stimulant medications used to treat some people with ADHD.

Live performance, adrenaline seeking sports, and constant seeking of novel experiences are some of the constructive ways people with ADHD can “self medicate” their feelings of boredom or sometimes overwhelming option paralysis.

We’re all familiar with the deficit model of ADHD: difficulty prioritising actions, difficulty timekeeping, difficulty remaining focused on tasks set by others. It’s worth noting that these same drives and traits can also be very positive and fuel creative problem solving, fun, fitness, sociability and excitement to name a few.

It’s likely that as we come to understand brain networks more deeply, what we currently describe as ADHD will prove to be a catchall term for a host of variations in human attention processes.

I hope that by coming to understand these differences as variations rather than “deficits” or “disorders” we will also learn to think more constructively about how we might accommodate the needs of people with these variations in schools, the workplace, and our relationships with one another.

Dr Charlotte Dobson

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We Repeat What We Don’t Repair

Good old life has a funny way of teaching us lessons.

And wouldn’t it be incredible to view these lessons as wisdom from the past, not wounds of the past.

Struggle, failure and pain are all intricate pieces of the puzzle that makes you who you are. When you shy away from struggles, hide away from failure or repress your pain, you stay an incomplete picture.

What many of us fail to realise is that wisdom, strength and fuel for the future is wrapped up inside our pain, and the key to understanding this is what we make it mean, how we create meaning from our pain.

As Bruce Lipton famously said, “We are responsible for our life, the moment we become responsible for our life.”

If you are sitting around waiting on somebody to save you, to fix you, even to help you, you are wasting your time. Only YOU have the power to move your life forward.

So, try this activity today. Think of an event, in your past, look at it objectively, with a balanced, neutral mind, seeing both sides.

Retreating is good for the soul

To say we’ve all been through a lot these past few years is surely an understatement. But now that we are finally getting back to more normal days it can also be easy to feel overwhelmed. We’ve gone from yoga pants to active wear all in what now seems like a minute.

I thought I’d offer some suggestions to help you get going again but without the hustle. Think of it as an antihustle guide with retreating as your saviour.

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. (Chinese proverb.)

Retreating is best described as a time of regrouping, reorganising and energising, equipping you to move forward with new power and new strategies. Being overwhelmed, exhausted or burnt out only results in failure or fatigue.

Instead give yourself time to heal spirit, soul and body and then advance from that position. Whether it’s a career hurdle, a relationship struggle, a health situation or any other life event, adjustments always need to be made but they

don’t have to unhinge our life completely. Instead pause and retreat, reflect and restore, then begin to slowly go forward.

Remember to relax and exercise as they combat emotions and reduce anxiety that can appear during upheavals. Symptoms such as dread, heart palpitations, upset stomachs and flared tempers can also occur, so choose to retreat when and wherever you can during these times.

Another form of retreating that is good for the soul is silence. A meditative, prayerful, mindfulness practice to silence the mind is wonderful. Our inner life is a reflection of our outer image, so withdraw and restore.

In times of change we must remember to continue to find joy. If Covid has taught us anything it’s that there’s still beauty within trials. Engage in hobbies, pamper yourself, take mini breaks, read, and exercise, and catch up with friends, reorganise, take walks and so on. Renew by retreating.



What are the benefits, opportunities, and positives of that event? Find them in even the really challenging past events.

Write all those down in one column, and in another column write the drawbacks, setbacks and negatives, equal to the other column, aim for 30 of each.

We must endeavour to steer away from a subjective bias, meaning a polarised mind, opinion.

This helps dissolve negative emotional charge and allows us to look at our past, all through the ages and gain the wisdom from our perceived wounds, and not metaphorically bleed out from them.


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City Standards –Country Values

Agreat deal has changed since Dr Stephen Daniels opened the doors for the first time at Beerwah Dental over 30 years ago.

The technological revolution we have all witnessed has had a profound positive impact on the quality and style of dentistry Beerwah Dental can provide, but the one thing that has not changed is the personalised care and genuine interest the team at Beerwah Dental have for their patients.

“I don’t know if it is because of Covid or the rise of social media, but I’ve noticed a distinct lack of interest in customers at some of the shops I visit recently,” shared Natalie, the Practice Manager at Beerwah Dental.

“But for us, it is the complete opposite - we make sure our patients get the care and attention they deserve and, in the process, it makes our days fun and enjoyable. It’s like we are meeting old friends every time the door opens.”

Over the past few years, Beerwah Dental has expanded its team and now has five dental professionals for patients to choose from.

Dr Michel Zabik, one of Queensland’s best-known cosmetic dentists, helps patients with full smile makeovers, plus provides dental implants.

Dr Richard Johnston concentrates on restorative dentistry including crowns, bridges and dentures, and Dr Lewis Fang provides excellent general dental care.

In addition to their three dentists, Beerwah Dental boasts an oral health therapist, Aga.

“Aga who loves making sure patients leave the practice with extremely clean teeth, and with any periodontal issues under control!” smiled Natalie.

“Providing clinical excellence in a caring environment is at the core of our philosophy,” continued Natalie, “but we also understand it has to be affordable so patients can stay in great oral health and avoid the need for complex dentistry.

“The phrase ‘prevention is better than a cure’ is very apt when applied to dentistry, as almost all dental problems can be avoided through regular oral hygiene and detecting problems early.”

For this reason, Beerwah Dental is ignoring inflation and continues to offer their Comprehensive Dental Exam and Clean for just $149 or Gap Free for those in a health fund*.

So, if you are an old friend of Beerwah Dental and have not visited for a while, or if you are a new patient looking for a dental practice that will truly value you, call Natalie and her team today on 5494 0766 or visit beerwahdental.com.au and book online.

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Celebrating RangeCare’s Volunteers

“Volunteers support nearly every aspect of our work at RangeCare, from visiting clients at home, to working in our Mapleton Op Shop, delivering Meals on Wheels and helping out in our day respite centres. We also have volunteers who offer their particular skills such as facilitating our Life Story Writing groups, running art and craft workshops and establishing our now thriving veggie garden at Flaxton. The benefits that our volunteers bring to our clients, the communities in which we work and to the organisation as a whole are innumerable and we are very thankful for their generosity and support."

We want to extend a huge thank you to every single volunteer at the RangeCare. No matter how many hours you contribute, every role is important to be able to help clients live independently and happily. You truly are such an integral part of not only the organisation, but the community in which we live. We are grateful for your commitment to serving our community.

RangeCare is always looking for more volunteers, so if you are interested in supporting your local community please contact 07 5445 7044 or email volunteers@brcg.org.au.

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Since its beginnings in 1986, RangeCare has relied on the generosity of local volunteers to support the organisation in its efforts to provide the community with an exceptional level of care.

Today, RangeCare has an incredible team of over 150 volunteers who typically contribute over 10,000 hours of their time each year. This generosity allows RangeCare to support clients and community members in living their best life by delivering a comprehensive range of services.

Cara Doherty, Volunteer Coordinator at RangeCare, understands just how important volunteers are to the

organisation, "Our volunteers at RangeCare bring a wealth of skills and life experience. Volunteers often tell us that they get just as much out of volunteering as they give and we love the fact that the benefits are mutual. Through volunteering with us, many people make new connections in the community, feel a sense of meaning and purpose and we know that volunteering increases people's overall wellbeing.”

15th - 21st May is National Volunteer Week and it is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the incredible volunteers and thank them for their generous contributions that have helped to shape RangeCare over the years.

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Hinterland Chiropractic

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Wilson Fitzpatrick Family Optometrists

Local, independent optometrist passionate about exceptional eye care, individualised customer service, and impeccable frame design proudly serving the Hinterland since 1984. Come and see the difference!

40 Howard St, Nambour 5441 2277


Range of Motion Physiotherapy

Maleny, Mapleton and Imbil Russ, Karl, and Kathryn. Providing the highest quality care to restore & maintain optimal physical function & mobility.

Ph: 5478 6600 www.rangeofmotion.com.au

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The Lord Island Woodhen is endemic to Lord Howe Island, and its current existence is considered to be one of the major environmental success stories worldwide.

Lord Howe Island is a volcanic remnant located in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand and is officially part of New South Wales. The first settlers to the island were from New Zealand in 1833, and they became established by providing food to whaling and trading ships.

In addition to the easily sourced but seasonal mutton birds (Shearwaters), the Lord Howe Woodhen became an easy and plentiful source of food.

The Lord Howe Woodhen is in the rail family and is about the size of a domestic bantam. They are flightless, inquisitive and having evolved without predators, they have little fear of human presence.

Back from the brink Brimful of Asha

In addition to hunting, introduced feral species (goats, pigs, cats and rats) were having a catastrophic effect on the Woodhen numbers. By the mid-1900s the Woodhen numbers were in serious decline and were no longer viable as a reliable food source.

By the 1970s surveys estimated that fewer than 30 individuals remained, and it was clear that drastic intervention was necessary if the species was to have any chance of survival.

Feral pigs, goats and cats were eliminated in the 1970s/’80s, and a captive breeding program was established in May 1980, which ultimately bred and released 92 birds. By 2008 the population of adult birds was estimated at approximately 212 individuals, but was fluctuating up and down, mainly because of the presence of rats.

Following a very successful rodent eradication programme in 2019-2021, the Woodhen population has increased significantly, and is currently estimated at approximately 1200 birds.

I recently travelled to Lord Howe Island, and it was fantastic to see this beautiful and unique species in such good numbers, and easily observed at close range having (somewhat surprisingly) retained their fearless characteristic.

This is an example of what great environmental outcomes can be achieved if sufficient will and determination exists, hopefully we will see many more examples in the future.


Paws Animal Rescue provides refuge for homeless cats and dogs, and is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. Most of their animals come from council pounds, some are surrendered or abandoned, others are saved from cruel living conditions.Here is one of their beautiful residents looking for their furever home.

Hello my name is Asha and I am a 13 month old Pinscher x Kelpie. My foster mum says I am very smart. I sit on command and come whenever I am called. I love other dogs but lose all common sense and control when I see a cat.

In the Wild

A chill in the air

Well,if this dry weather continues, it looks likely we’re in for a cool winter on the Blackall Range and nothing quite beats a good wood fire to warm you up.

This brings us to yet another great reason for planting trees, so you can cut them down (wait for it...I haven’t quite lost it yet!) and turn them into environmentally sustainable heating fuel. Even a 10-yearold tree can provide lots of firewood and if you’re on a few acres there is no reason why you can’t plan to supply all your own firewood within a decade or so.

One great surprise for you all may be that Broad Leaf Privet (Ligustrum lucidum) makes good firewood - it’s one of my favourites, burns hot, clean and splits well.

There is a trick to making young wood such as Broad Leaf Privet into good firewood and that is, that the cut wood

As a puppy I have lots of energy and love to play with my human friends and my toys. I can get a little excitable so I am possibly not reliable around small children. I do still need some training so my perfect home would be someone who can dedicate some time towards that so I am able to grow to my full potential.I know that someone could not resist my big ears?

If you feel that you could adopt Asha please visit 4pawsanimalrescue.org.au

should be stacked and kept dry to season for 6-12 months. This allows the timber to dry thoroughly to make good clean burning fuel.

At Forest Farm we’re already harvesting our own firewood from just 10-year-old trees. To ensure sustainability we continue to plant more trees for firewood such as River She OakCasuarina cunninghamiana, Black Wattle - Acacia melanoxylon, Flooded Gum –Eucalyptus grandis and many more trees to provide multiple uses including, cattle fodder, soil improvement, windbreak, firewood and of course habitat for wildlife!

One of the great aspects of growing, cutting and seasoning your own firewood is that it reconnects you directly to nature through physical activity. Our ability to harvest the

resources we need to survive, in a sustainable manner, is a direct connection with nature, a connection that we are generally quite separate from these days.

Firewood production can be an integral part of your acreage plan, and as electricity costs increase we may see it become an increasingly attractive option.

Harvestable timber lots are also a great way of protecting the edge of remnant forest, as they extend the shade and canopy of the forest edge. Planting, harvesting, preparing and sharing your own timber fuel is a great healthy way of keeping warm, and restoring our native forests and habitat.

We always have a great range of Eucalypts and other good firewood species on the benches at Forest Heart to help you get them growing now.

34 MAY 2023 HINTERLAND TIMES Forest Heart Local Native Plant Nursery
20 Coral St, Maleny Phone: 5435 2193
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Hope for Queensland wildlife

Conservationists are elated at recent protection of native forests on Kabi Kabi and Jinibara country, on the Sunshine Coast and say there is “real hope that logging across Queensland will end in the near future”.

“We fully support the policy to end logging in SEQ and it’s great to see action toward that, with the protection of parts of Peachester, Luttons and Beerburrum West State Forests just announced,” Queensland Conservation Council protected areas campaigner Nicky Moffat said.

“The local community has been calling for these forests to be protected. It is a relief that threatened species habitat and other conservation values in these areas will now be safe.

“It’s great for our wildlife that these forests are being protected ahead of the Premier’s 2024 deadline for ending native forest logging in South East Queensland. We hope to see many more announcements like this in coming months.

“There are 70,000 hectares to protect in South East Queensland, and we will be working with local communities to ensure all high conservation value native forests in Queensland are protected.

“We expect the Department of Environment and Science will work with traditional owners on the future of these forests now they are protected from logging.”

Program plants seed for a career in the outdoors

Aunique work experience program open to Sunshine Coast high school students could grow into a wonderful career.

A five-day work experience program is open to students in Years 10, 11 and 12 looking to obtain on-the job skills and experience with the Sunshine Coast Council Parks and Gardens Branch across six fields.

Sunshine Coast Council Environment and Liveability

Portfolio Councillor Maria Suarez said students would be provided with opportunities to experience first-hand basic technical skills within their chosen field while gaining insight into the various parks and gardens-related professions.

“If you love the outdoors and have a keen interest in caring for trees, why not try work experience in arboriculture,” Cr Suarez said.

“Have a green thumb? Or potential to grow one? Nursery operations could be the place for you.”

Wildflower grasslands

In the ‘Barung Seed Forest’, our evolving native Garden for Wildlife in the heart of Maleny, a new space has started, a wildflower grassland.

Think the balds on the Bunya Mountains or the summit of Mount Tabletop just south of Toowoomba as the inspiration that has informed this part of the garden design.

Similar in style to these grasslands, prairie or meadow style plantings have been popular in Europe and North America for many years, made popular by designers like Piet Oudolf and James Van Sweden.

Students can also learn more about behindthe-scenes of running a branch through the field of administration.

The program allows students to gain practical experience in a parks and gardens operational environment within key career fields, including: horticulture, arboriculture, turf and irrigation, nursery operations, infrastructure maintenance and administration.

As well as developing transferable skills such as technical, communication, teamwork and an understanding how the Parks and Gardens Branch operates, students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the five-day program.

Council’s work experience programs help high school students make informed decisions about their future and provide an opportunity to explore potential careers.

For more information and to apply, visit the careers  page on Council's website sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Some of the more common species we regularly have in our nursery include Kangaroo grass, (Themeda triandra) and Barb wire grass (Cymbopogon refractus). Currently we have Scented top grass (Capillipedium spicigerum) a tall grass to 1.5 m and Tussock grass (Poa labillardierei) which is a decorative clumping grass to 80 cm. There are also many other interesting grasses that cycle through the nursery irregularly.

The protection of state forests surrounding the Glasshouse Mountains National Park will make a valuable contribution to threatened species recovery, Ms Moffat said.

“Globally there is an extinction crisis, we are seeing the largest loss of life since the dinosaurs. In Queensland, we have a terrible record of extinction. Statewide, more than 1020 species are struggling for survival.

“The Australian Government and global community agree 30% of ecosystems need to be protected globally by 2030.

“But in Queensland just 8.2% is protected, the smallest protected area estate of any state in Australia. It’s just not good enough.

“National parks and reserves need to grow by 15 million hectares to reach the Palaszczuk Government’s 17% target. State forests could add up to 2.9 million ha of native forest.”

About That Tree

with Tree Surgeon Tony Wootton, our local arborist and author, meeting the Hinterland's tree needs since 1996

Well, the days are getting shorter, and there is a refreshing cool crispness to the air as the worst of the summer storm season recedes into the distance.

Looking ahead, the sap flow in the trees begins to slow down, and some of them start to lose their leaves, as we head into a period of relative dormancy over winter.

This becomes an ideal time to carry out any structural pruning that is required on your trees. The other good thing about cutting virtually anything in the garden at this time of year is that it tends to stay cut for a few months.

Now is also a good time to consider what vegetation could be reduced to allow more of that precious warming winter sunlight into your gardens and homes. We have enjoyed a particularly spectacular growing season and while all that lush foliage may have provided welcome shade in summer, you can now look at your sun angles to determine how much light you can let in.

In these plantings, grasses are juxtaposed against flowering, colourful perennials like echinacea, and are used to create a naturalistic, wild picture. While the planting palettes may differ, our local plants also suit the style well, and using them will create a more locally authentic style.

Wonderful garden spaces can be made using grasses mixed with a scattering of wildflowers like yellow buttons, everlastings and flowering peas. There are many types of grasses (the Poaceae family) in our region and they are found in a variety of habitats.

The real win and beauty with grasses in the garden and the landscape is the variety and quantity of insect species that use grasses for habitat and therefore the variety of species that prey upon them, like Willie wagtails, Praying mantis and skinks. Brush your hand through a patch of Kangaroo grass and watch the flush and flutter of native bees, dragonflies and butterflies. Amazingly, Kangaroo grass is the host plant for 13 species of butterfly!

Beautiful and beneficial, a garden for wildlife needs grasses. Actually a garden for wildlife needs a whole wildflower grassland!

Barung native Plant nursery Phone 5494 3151

Porters Lane Nursery opening times: Wednesday to Saturday 9am - 3pm

Thankfully, more and more of our clients are beginning to understand that regularly pruning their trees is allowing them to keep the trees on their property as assets that provide shade in summer, wind protection, habitat, and visual screening. It also keeps the trees safe, while still letting in enough winter sunlight.

Mobile: 0403 467 664

Landline: 54 944 917 www.twtreesurgeon.com

The Barung Seed Forest - Now incorporating wildflower grassland plantings
Mobile: 0403 467 664 Landline: 54 944 917 www.twtreesurgeon.com
Sunshine Coast locals protest to protect the forest – image Patrick Woods

Eye Spy

New eye-tracking technologies being developed by Australian engineers to identify building defects early in the construction process could save companies millions of dollars, time, and resources.

The technology, embedded in 3D headsets, is designed to help construction workers undertake more thorough checklists, cutting down on the estimated 60 per cent of building costs related to fixing mistakes.

University of South Australia PhD student Kieran May, computer scientist Dr James Walsh and colleagues from UniSA’s Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments, have designed a tool that combines building information modelling and eye gaze data captured during a standard building inspection.

“The augmented reality headsets shoot laser beams out of the bottom of the user’s eye to track where they are looking in a 3D model when they do a building inspection,” Dr Walsh says.

The eye-tracking technology validates the checklist process, ensuring that construction workers are doing a thorough inspection by matching their eye gaze data against the 3D architectural building model.

“The tool ensures that people doing a building inspection are not just walking through a room, but spending enough time to thoroughly check essential elements, identifying that light switches, taps, cables, or pipes are the correct ones and are properly installed.

“Depending on the nature of the build, whether it’s bespoke or more standardised, the temptation is to tick checklist boxes without doing a rigid inspection, and that can cost thousands of dollars if defects are not picked up early on.”

Dr Walsh says the eye-tracking data does not replace a checklist, but validates it, so defects must still be manually recorded.

A video explaining the technology is available at: https:// youtu.be/m5jhWzcl_v8

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7 Meagan Court, Witta

465 Mountain View Road, Maleny

A Private, Green Haven

This verdant and abundant small acreage property is a hidden gem, tucked away privately near the end of a quiet country cul-de-sac in the leafy village community of Witta.

With a lovely green outlook and positioned to take advantage of an enviable north orientation, this versatile property could well be your chance to create an idyllic selfsufficient lifestyle.

Set on a substantial and productive 9,272m2 allotment (a little over 2 acres), 7 Meagan Court sits gently within its footprint and offers the perfect blend of peace, privacy, productivity and convenience.

Contemporary Living with Stunning Views and NO NEIGHBOURS!

The current owners have dedicated their time and attention to creating a nature and wildlife haven on the property, regenerating a portion of the land with a rainforest pocket above two spring-fed dams.

Bed: 2 Bath: 1 Car: 4

Land Size: 9272m2

Price: Price Guide $850,000

Agency: RE/MAX Hinterland

Contact: 0447 737 737

PH: 07 5408 4220

32 Maple Street, Maleny, Qld 4552

Welcome to your dream home! This modern, single level executive home is situated on a superb 1 acre allotment, offering unparalleled views of the majestic Glass House Mountains.

With just a 2-minute drive to the thriving village of Maleny on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, you'll have the best of both worlds: privacy and seclusion combined with the convenience of a vibrant community at your fingertips.

As you step into the home you'll be immediately impressed by the spacious and light-filled living areas, featuring high ceilings, large windows, and sleek, contemporary finishes.

The unique design separates the media and family living areas from the dining and kitchen

wing of the home, creating a welcoming and functional space for entertaining or relaxing with family and friends.

The large enclosed living area opens up onto the sealed outdoor entertaining area, where you can soak up the sunshine and take in the breathtaking views of the Glass House Mountains.

Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Car: 2

Land Size: 4020m2

Price: Offers Over $3 Million!

Agency: RE/MAX Hinterland

Contact: 0447 737 737

PH: 07 5408 4220

32 Maple Street, Maleny, Qld 4552

Investment Opportunity - Rare Commercial / Professional Practice Space

Aunique investment opportunity presents itself in the main street of Maleny with a purpose-built medical/allied health practice facility recently listed for sale.

Previously used as a medical centre in recent years, the space includes multiple private practice rooms - perfect for professionals who require examination and consultation spaces with adjoining offices with separate entryways.

Property Highlights include:

• A huge 217sqm* with dedicated on and off-street parking

• Duel/complementary office spaces, perfect for a medical centre and adjoining laboratory or chemist.

• A complementary neighbouring tenancy mix including dentist

• Administration/reception areas, and client waiting area

• Ducted air-conditioning

• Private bathroom facilities located in the office space with also shared toilet facilities recently renovated by Body Corporate

• Private courtyards, kitchen, staff room and much more

For further information, contact Elisha Jurgensen 0401 680 195

Agency: ALORA Real Estate and Holiday Homes

Contact: Estelle, Elisha or Jen on 07 5499 9966

1/5 Maple Street, Maleny

Autumn is the time for change and a great time to search for a new home. We have some lovely properties for you to choose from and a couple more coming onto the market soon.

Looking for a tree change with income?

Imagine owning 22.79ha of natural bushland located in the Mary River catchment, in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The property includes extensive areas of rainforest and dry vine forest complete with the most stunning creek, waterfalls and swimming holes.

Lyola homestead and two guest pavilions are quietly nestled away from the world down a long and picturesque driveway. The wraparound verandahs from the homestead

and pavilion balconies enjoy stunning views of the Conondale ranges and farms in the valley below.

We have two beautiful new properties just listed as well as another lovely property at Flaxton, 5 bedroom, 1 bathroom, fully renovated home on 810m2 block, at offers over $895,000 coming to the market soon. Call Dee 0423 259 931 or Susan 0428573170.

Agency: Brant and Bernhardt

Contact: Susan Brant 0428 573 170

Dee Bernhardt 0423 259 931

2/20 Maple Street, Maleny Qld 4552



34 Mount Blanc Road, Bald Knob

Prime Acreage Land, Location and Lifestyle

Located on the cusp of Bald Knob, this picturesque 16 acre vacant holding offers an ideal combination of gently undulating terrain, open pastures, a mature native woodland pocket and an exceptional location. 34 Mount Blanc Road presents an exciting opportunity for buyers seeking a unique rural lifestyle

Price: Offers Over $975,000

Land Size: 6.4 ha RE/MAX Hinterland 0447 737 737

A small acreage, vacant land parcel offering 16 acres / 6.4 hectares set within glorious, natural surroundings

Ÿ A strategically positioned building envelope, sited privately toward the rear of the parcel, providing an elevated, north-east aspect house site

Ÿ Around 13 acres of fully fenced, gently undulating, pastured land, with a mix of native and improved grasses, plus permanent water - ideal for a small hobby farm for cattle or horse enthusiasts

Ÿ The benefit of buying into a region rich in country history and community spirityou don't just buy a property in the Bald Knob / Peachester locality, you are welcomed into the community

540 Reesville Road, Reesville

Rural Splendour and Timeless Charm

If you're looking to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of country living, look no further than this stunning property nestled in the picturesque area of Reesville

Price: Contact Agent

Land Size: 1.6 acres

RE/MAX Hinterland 0447 737 737

As you make your way up the winding driveway, you'll be greeted by a classic Queenslander home perched on 1.6 acres of lush greenery. With no visible neighbours, this property offers unparalleled privacy, making it the perfect sanctuary for those seeking peace and quiet.

As you step inside the impeccably presented character home, you'll be transported back in time. The home boasts all the classic features of a Queenslander: polished timber floors, casement windows, VJ walls and 10ft high ceilings, leadlight features, a sunroom, and verandahs. You will also be pleased to see the beautifully executed contemporary elements of the home including a new, state of the art kitchen. The home offers four spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms, making it ideal for families or those who love to entertain.

Celebrating a decade of selling the Hinterland's nest properties. Thinking of selling? Our team's local knowledge and experience will ensure your maximum result. 0447 737 737 sales@remaxhinterland.com.au 38 MAY 2023 HINTERLAND TIMES

10 Silver Birch Lane, North Maleny Magnificent Federation Home Nestled in North Maleny Parklands - Compelling Value! 5 3 2

Price: Contact Agent

Welcome to the crown jewel of North Maleny! A timeless country residence of the finest quality, offering an exceptional opportunity to astute buyers who are looking for an impeccably presented and meticulously maintained home on over 1 acre!

As you make your way through the enchanting tree-lined driveway, prepare to be captivated by the stately twostory residence nestled in the heart of North Maleny

Resting on an impressive 5119m2 (1.25+ acres) lot adorned with lush foliage, this masterfully crafted home boasts picturesque rural vistas overlooking parklands, just a stone's throw from Maleny and within walking distance of the Maleny Precinct.

Embrace the beauty of each season from the comfort of the expansive wrap-around verandahs, which offer elevated views and serene surroundings. The versatile living and entertaining spaces cater to every occasion, ensuring that you'll create cherished memories with family and friends.

Outstanding features of this exquisite property include:

Ÿ Grand two-level home with high ceilings, generous room sizes, and quite simply a superbly built home

Ÿ Recently renovated throughout - Enjoy a brand-new kitchen, bathrooms, fresh paint, and updated floor coverings

Ÿ Elegant formal living and dining rooms with stunning views and a cozy timber fireplace

Ÿ Gourmet dine-in kitchen with stone countertops, soft-close cabinetry, AEG steam oven, induction cooktop, and dishwasher – all overlooking the verdant parklands and your private backyard

Ÿ Seamless flow from the family room and kitchen to the north-facing covered verandah – perfect for entertaining

Ÿ Polished timber floors connecting the bedrooms and luxuriously appointed bathrooms

Ÿ Potential for dual living with a fully self-contained one-bedroom flat downstairs – great for family and friends

Ÿ Modern conveniences such as ducted air conditioning, solar panels, solar hot water, a 68,000-litre water tank, and estate spring system for garden irrigation

Ÿ Double lock-up garage with internal access, perfect for the Maleny climate

Ÿ Idyllic elevated allotment featuring mostly level grounds, resplendent with mature trees and enchanting gardens

Ÿ This property is part of a secure, gated estate, offering over 10 acres of parklands, and some of the finest homes in the Maleny area.

Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to own a flawless Maleny residence, where perfection is the standard in a blue chip location!

Contact the team at RE/MAX Hinterland today to arrange your private viewing.

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40 MAY 2023 HINTERLAND TIMES w w w . b r a n t a n d b e r n h a r d t . c o m . a u 4 2 Peaceful, Private Home Minutes to Maleny! 3 Stylish Entertainers Home, Minutes to Montville! Sold 4 68 Ha 5 8 2 2 2 3 Bramasole - A Gracious Maleny Home! 3 5 810 M2 1 5 5/184 Main Street Montville Offers Over $310,000 278 Western Avenue Montville 10 Carrington Drive Flaxton Offers Over $895,000 Stunning Views, Minutes to Montville! 91m2 + 23m2 of exclusive use Iconic Belvedere Commercial Unit in Montville! 3,586m2 2 Lilleas - Circa 1890 Stunning, Character Queenslander 7/39 Gaden Road Montville Offers Over $1,250,000 2 2 4 33 Thynne Court Maleny 4,294 m2 K e e p U p T o D a t e 64 Johnson Road Mapleton Offers Over $1,995,000 New New Offers Over $1,795,000 2 3 Nature Lovers Paradise in the Beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland! 2 5,710 m2 754 Bald Knob Road, Bald Knob 177 Brandenburg Road Mooloolah Valley Price Guide $1 9 Million 14 74 Ha 2 5 2/20 Maple Street maleny next to iga susan brant 0428 573 170 dee bernhardt 0423 259 931 Offers Invited Mid 1 Million Live The Dream - Income Plus Lifestyle!! 634 Mountain View Road Maleny $1 8 - 1 9 Million 4,649m2 New 1 Price Reduced Under Contract Coming Soon Price Reduced Under Offer Offers Over $1,150,000 Autumn is the Season for change & the perfect time to search for your new home! Renovated home Minutes to Montville! 1,250 M2 Under Offer
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Easton Lawyers

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

Lember and Williams Solicitors

(the LAW team) City Expertise, small town service. Contact Principal Penny McCreery Stirling on Bunya, 13 Bunya Street, Maleny. 5495 1499 penny@landw.com.au www.landw.com.au


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ALORA REAL ESTATE & HOLIDAY HOMES (formerly Blackall Range Real Estate)

Looking to sell, rent or take the stress out of managing your holiday home? We can help you! Focused on integrity and delivering outstanding results. Call us for a free home appraisal. 5499 9966 1/5 Maple Street, Maleny


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Brant & Bernhardt Property

At Brant & Bernhardt Property we understand that it's all in the attention to detail, even the little things matter. Learn how ‘We Can Sell Yours Too!’ Dee 0423 259 931 Susan 0428 573 170

RE/MAX Hinterland

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

Our results speak for themselves, so if you are looking to sell your property DON’T SIGN ANYTHING .. .Call us.

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Hinterland Surveys

Consulting Surveyors & Town Planners servicing the Hinterland and beyond since 1993. Jimmy Duncan – Principal Town Planner 5/17 Maple St, Maleny 0417 977 848  jimmy.duncan@hinterlandsurveys.com www.hinterlandsurveys.com VETERINARY

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


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Local Sparky on the Range, 25 years exp. Safety Switches, Power Points, LED Lights, Smoke Alarms, Fans, Switchboard Upgrade, Solar System Service, DATA Pts hardwired. Call Zak 0413 885 504


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



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

We do it all! 35+yrs experience. Decorative stamp and stencil, coloured and exposed. Shed slabs and driveways, Bobcat and Tipper hire. QBCC 66649 Call Mick 0417 745 770

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Montville Handy Man

30 years building experience. Available now for carpentry, home maintenance and repairs, small concreting jobs. Prompt and reliable service. Call Wayne 0434 724 030.

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Amber Leaf Landscaping

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


Forest Heart

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

Barung Landcare Native Plant Nursery

Your local community nursery stocks an extensive range of species indigenous to the Blackall Range and surrounds. Open to the public WednesdaySaturday 9am–3pm, Ph: 0429 943 152 E: nursery@barunglandcare.org.au


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



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


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We recommend only Quality Components & Installations. On-Grid, Off-Grid, and Battery Storage. Ph. Gary Phillips 0407 760 838 info@megawatts.com.au www.megawatts.com.au

Solar Laser Productions NEW FREE DIY OFF-GRID SOLAR BOOKLET 15 years experience - 90 minutes read. See where to get the best Aussie products at discounts. Contact me for your copy. 07 5484 5963 serge@solarlaserproductions.com.au

Handbuilt Stone QBCC 1235589

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

Stone on the Range Landscapes

Looking for creative ideas from a professional craftsman-then call Jim! Thirty years experience designing/building all aspects of gardens/stonework. Combining skills that utilize timber/stone and steel, as a designer, landscaper, stonemason. It is my passion to exceed your expectations. 0401 308 824   jimrstoneart@gmail.com


Blueys Garden Services

For all your gardening needs. Jobs include but not limited to: Mowing, Whipping snipping, Clear outs, Hedging, Tip runs, Minor landscaping and Weed management give us a call-0481 106 839

Swede with Speed Slashing

For slashing and mowing, acres or house blocks, hedge trims, whipper snipping, rubbish removal and house maintenance call Birger for a free quote 0411 591 738.

Your local, fully licenced, Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Plumber, Drainer and gas fitter. Blocked drain specialist. 24/7 service available for emergencies. Phone Luke on 0410 314 192

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



Mobile pool maintenance & repairs. Swimming pool safety inspections. FREE QUOTES

Proudly servicing the Sunshine Coast Ph: 0448 793 148 – www.swimsafeqld.com.au

QBCC #101629


Fresh Look Pressure Washing

Family business based in Maleny. For all pressure washing needs, roofs, driveways, solar panel, external walls. For both domestic and commercial. Contact Jay 0477 780 577 or jay@freshlookpressurewashing.com.au

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Tony Wootton Tree Surgeon. Dip Hort(Arb) Operating locally since 1996. Tree assessments and advice. Trees and shrubs pruned and detailed. Hazardous trees removed. M: 0403 467 664 Ph: 54 944 917 www.twtreesurgeon.com

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

BRM Stump Grinding

Experienced and insured. Free quotes. Local family business Tim and Vicki Miller. Contact on 0401 728 162