Hinterland Times May 2024

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Maleny Show Time

A fun-filled weekend for everyone!



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Support for men in this new phase of life


Palmwoods celebrates 40 years of musical theatre


Gigs, shows and exhibitions over the coming month

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MAY 2024

A Beacon of Light

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ay is here, and with it a gentle drop in temperature and not quite so much rain… although weather patterns are so unpredictable nowadays I’m beginning to think we are becoming Melbourne (four seasons in one day) at times!

So, what’s happening this month? We are very excited that the Maleny Show is back, with plenty of diverse entertainment and activities for the whole family - more details can be found on page 17.



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Our features cover a support network for new dads, Little Athletics in Nambour, the wonderful volunteers of RangeCare in Flaxton, and a Palmwoods musical director who has been involving and inspiring generations in the town for 40 years!

The Creative Cuts pages are full of variety: Arts Connect Inc., Maleny Mouth Orchestra, 3bCreative, Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, Spanish guitar and quartet music with Andrew Veivers, and a new art exhibition at the Butter Factory by two hinterland locals.

In addition, we have news about the upcoming Rangebow Festival (with plenty of free events included), and The Lookout listings for other shows across the Sunny Coast and hinterland. If you would like your show/event included each month, please email me.

And finally, with all the sadness and aggression in the world at present, I believe it’s more important than ever for us to be a beacon of light – to celebrate the good in people, the power of community, and the restorative value of the arts.

I am proud that we have championed the positives across our pages but, as a free paper, we still always need supportive advertising to sustain us. So, if you are interested in spreading the word about your new show, event or business, hop onto the HT website for some great offers, and let’s support each other.

Enjoy your May HT..

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INSIDE THIS MONTH FEATURES Local people, local stories 4 – 11 LET’S TALK BUSINESS Imelda’s of Maleny, and Kashmiah Salon 13 TASTE TRAIL Sophie’s Seedlings and Witta Market 14 – 15 COMMUNITY NEWS 18 - 19 CREATIVE CUTS / THE LOOKOUT LISTINGS Artist profiles, entertainment and news on the arts plus gig/show/event listings 20 - 21 LETTERS, LEUNIG AND LIGHT RELIEF Letters, poetry, crosswords, Sudoku  22 – 23 BACK TO NATURE 24 – 25 HOLISTIC Health and wellness 27 – 29 REAL ESTATE Campaigning for Tiny Home local law 33 - 36
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The cost-of-living, interest rates and wet weather can’t stop The Rangebow Festival. With plenty of free entertainment in the mix from August 1 - 4, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, prepare to have some muchneeded FUN!

Thanks to the generous support of Sunshine Coast Council, Visit Sunshine Coast and many amazing business sponsors, tickets are available now for The Rangebow Festival (therangebowfestival.org).

Festival Director, Wayne Parcell, shared with us his excitement for the unfolding events, “We are delivering on our promise following last year’s festival, and some of the best things at Rangebow 2024 are free.

“The Enchanted Garden, from Friday to Sunday, offers a full day of live music, entertainment, quirky performances and so much more. Everyone can find some joy in the festival, especially in these tough times.”

The line-up includes some previous HT feature story artists, such as Frank and Louis, Shanleigh Rose, plus Andy V and Sophie Delightful’s Circus Performance.

“You will be thoroughly entertained thanks to the generosity of event sponsor Montville Gourmet Bistro, who is picking up the tab! Bring the whole family, picnic on the Montville Village Green, enjoy a drink, grab a snack and relax.”

Wayne said they had managed to keep their pricing the same as, or below, last year’s. “We are a not-for-profit and we want people to have something to look forward to that won’t cost anything.

“We have also reorganised the festival using existing facilities, as we want it to feel different from last year.”

Popular events are back, such as Forage Fire Feast a fiery First Nations gourmet food and culture experience at Flaxton Gardens, After-dinner Mintz - Burlesque night with Scarlet Tinkerbell and The Kitty-Kats in Maleny, and the Opera Symphony Premiere featuring the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra playing a classical and operatic program with acclaimed opera singers.

“We also have the Chapel of Love, Tennis High Tea, Walk on the Wild Side – Platypus Whispers, Plant & Party in Montville, and the Drag Run-a-way Pageant returns after previous sell-out years.

“The world premiere interactive theatre experience Come Fly With Me will have you reaching for the oxygen mask and your life jacket, if you’re not laughing in the aisles.

“We had over 5000 attending last year according to an economic survey, and we are hoping for even more for 2024. It will be wonderful for our hinterland economy and for all our creatives who need work in these financially turbid times,” said Wayne.

“We want this to be a safe space for everyone to enjoy themselves. Our aim is to lighten the mood and brighten people’s day!”

Check the website for the full program of events. Until May 31 only, use discount code 15 FRIENDS to get 15% off tickets.

Frank and Louis will perform at the free Enchanted Garden event on August 4 Wayne Parcell, Rangebow Festival Director - image Victoria McGuin

Fathers for Change have regular meet-ups to share support and ideas

Fathers for Change

A new dad has an opportunity to connect with a wider community, learn the ropes, and share ideas at this significant and transformative time. This is precisely what Patrick sought when he became a dad, and now he provides the same support to others entering this new phase of life.

P“Becoming a dad took me on a journey of a deeper level of enquiry. I began asking myself what I wanted and who I wanted to be. I had a new purpose in life, and this started my search for a fathers’ group or men's group where I could develop a sense of community.

“My partner (now wife) and I lived in China from 2014 to 2017, when we had our first child and I became a dad. It was a beautiful time growing as a family and bonding together. We experienced all of the twists and turns of being parents for the first time.”

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Patrick admitted he was finding it difficult as a new dad living in another country, where he didn’t know the language and felt quite isolated from his regular

“When I returned to Queensland, I joined the Conscious Men’s Brotherhood group of the Sunshine Coast to meet fellow dads and be part of something bigger.

“It’s more difficult to make friendships as an adult, and it’s even trickier as a new dad as we need to be there for our partner and baby, and we’re already committed to jobs and responsibilities.

“I wanted to learn how to hold space for myself as a dad and for other dads while maintaining our family balance.”

Patrick began by creating a group online and sharing details in Facebook community groups around the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland to invite fathers to join him.

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“The group is a space created for all the fathers in this community and across the coast to connect, create mateship, have a good old-fashioned chinwag, and take some time out.

“To get the most out of this community, I deeply encourage every father to lean in and share from their own experiences, ask questions, and take time out for themselves to attend the meet-ups.”

The weekly family catch-ups are held in Happy Valley, Caloundra, and at Moffat Beach, where dads can bring their children to meet and play with other children.

“It’s a relaxed get-together with park play time, chilled walks along the coastline, beach swims, barbecues, and a chance to share openly in a safe environment without judgement,” explained Patrick.

“We have different weekend activities as a chance for all of us as dads to take time for ourselves and take the ‘dad hat’ off for a few hours. We get out into nature with hikes up Mount Ngungun, go-karting trips, axe-throwing events and martial arts activities.”

Patrick shared how much he enjoys seeing the group bring out the best in everyone.

“I see dads transform as they develop friendships and see that we often face similar challenges. I have received texts and messages after meetings just to say thank you for providing this space.

“There is also a flow-on effect when children observe their dads chatting, sharing time, and relaxing with the group. Wives and partners are keen to support their loved ones in getting to meetings because they see the positive impact it has on them.

“It’s often wives or partners that tag a dad on a group promotion to share the group with them. It’s that first step in knowing who we are and how we can help.”

The group is always open to new members; you can message online or just turn up on the day.

“It doesn’t matter how you connect; we’re here for you, whether one person or the whole group is in attendance,” Patrick said.

“New members soon see that this is a friendly, supportive community that learns from our challenges and uses them to fuel our commitment to improving in all areas of life.


and the values of courage, endurance, mateship, and sacrifice in young people through the story of the Kokoda Campaign in 1942,” said Patrick.

“My goal for 2024 is to build the online community and look at introducing new group locations. We have people interested in Noosa, Beerwah, and all over the coast and hinterland, so I would like to make it easier for dads to become involved.”

Patrick is also in negotiations on how to collaborate with other community groups and companies, to provide new communication spaces and connections.

“I would like to introduce breathwork workshops, fire cooking events, and unique retreats,” he said with an enthusiastic smile.

“At each meet-up, these men take time out of their daily lives to show up, share what's on their minds, support each other and have a good old laugh. I want this to become a normal lifestyle event that men and their families can attend as part of the journey through fatherhood.”

Are you an interested dad? To get in touch with Patrick and learn more about the Fathers for Change community, search Fathers for Change on Facebook and click the ‘request to join’ link. A new website is also coming soon, so watch this space for updates.

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of participating for long, possibly because as children we lost interest if we weren’t one of the top.

Little Athletics or ‘little As’ as it is affectionately known strives to be different and make sport truly about everyone. Through promoting ‘personal bests’ as well as chances to represent the club, kids are rewarded when they strive and achieve progress on their path. They are inspired by their own merit.

And that is just what Nambour Little A’s does. Inspire.

“Forty years ago, in December of 1983 a meeting was held with an expression of interest for starting up a Little Athletics club in Nambour,” says original committee member, Keffed Cordwell.

Keffed is well placed, as their longest member, to compile this Little Athletics information and history on the club for their 40-year

“The meeting was chaired by Alison Quirke, who at that time was the Centre Manager of Maroochy Little Athletics club.  It was a wellattended meeting and the club formed with a very enthusiastic committee being elected. After a discussion with Nambour State School, we were able to compete on the school grounds. Equipment was borrowed from the school until we could purchase our own,” shared Keffed.

“Each week the equipment had to be stored at one of the parents’ houses as there was no room at the school. As the numbers grew, we had to find another venue. In 1986 Robert Garvie was elected Centre Manager and set about finding another suitable ground.”

This saw a move to the PCYC grounds, but it was still a great deal of work by the volunteers.

“Many weekends were spent by a handful of dedicated parents to make the track what it is today. We pride ourselves on being family-orientated.

“Saturday mornings would see the tables set up under the trees. This was our office for the day. From time to time we would receive a visit from the local carpet snake who would lay around in the tree above and watch proceedings!”

Back in the beginning, a few things were different too. “The kids never used to wear shoes,” says Keffed with a laugh, showing a photo of barefoot athletes in 1988.

“When we started there was no ruling about wearing shoes and then, over time, rules came in that everyone had to wear shoes. No ifs, buts or maybes.”

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The club has a long history of fundraising and sponsorship, at that time there were raffles and a stall at the Sunshine Coast Show selling hamburgers and cups of tea. The club also once bagged up the mill mud from the sugar mill.

Through fundraising, they were able to purchase a dedicated shed in 1993. According to Keffed, to save costs, “it had to be dismantled and re-erected at the PCYC. This was an enormous task for the parents and at the time many weekends were spent working on the Club House.”

Recent fundraising for the club with an auction saw enormous generosity from so many Nambour businesses, showcasing the generous hearts that run through this town.

The Nambour Little A’s aren’t just a well-loved family club, they have also had plenty of success over the years.

“The club has hosted many successful Zone Carnivals, covering an area from Gladstone to Glass House Mountains. A number of our athletes have also gone on to represent Queensland at National Titles.”

Keffed says at the heart of the club are the families and volunteer parents who make it the warm and closelybonded organisation it is today. The shared love for sports, inclusion and celebrating everyone is deep in the club culture.

You don’t have to be the best jumper or fastest runner to enjoy being part of the club, it’s for everyone, according to Keffed.

Another club core memory happened one rainy day. “During one of our morning meets it started to rain. The starter at the time placed the starting gun down his shorts to stay dry [as he was out in the rain].

“Once a year we also hold a carnival for disabled members of our community. The best reward is seeing the eagerness of the competitors and the excitement of their faces after competing in the events.”

A fond memory that was a highlight for many of the parents used to be the ‘creek run’. “We would rope out a course in the creek [behind the PCYC grounds], parents with buckets on each side and kids in the middle.”

“It went off. He was very pale for a while!”

Keffed and his wife Glenda have been a massive part of the Nambour Little A’s club, their children have gone through the club and so have the grandchildren. He proudly shows a book put together by the club for his granddaughter at the end of her Little A’s journey. Something the club does often.

“It’s all about them,” Keffed smiles, “it’s all about the kids.”

And 40 years later, Nambour-born Keffed is still an integral and loved part of the Nambour Little Athletics.

“A lot of people say, ‘How come you’re still at it?’, and I say, I just enjoy it.”

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Keffed and his wife, Glenda, holding a 40-year anniversary jersey from the club Little Athletics has been running in Nambour for 40 years

Volunteers contribute around $84 billion to the Queensland economy each year, and with the annual Queensland Volunteering Awards being celebrated in May, Judy Fredriksen spoke to three local volunteers – Sue Davern, David Courtney and Kathy Patterson – to find out how giving up their time to help others brings them gratification.

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bit and spend an extra few minutes with them, and ask after them and things like that.”

While Sue also takes a lady to her book club each month, she wanted her grandchildren to understand the importance of having consideration for those less well off than themselves.

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The picturesque vistas and relaxed vibe is popular with retirees who like to stay engaged mentally and socially, so for them, volunteering is a perfect solution. In fact, the number of volunteers along the Blackall Range is almost double that of the state and national averages.

While many readers will automatically relate to volunteering annually at one of our numerous music, arts, agricultural and recreational events, the one organisation which plays a vital role in the wellbeing of our aged residents, but relies heavily on volunteers all year round, is RangeCare.

With well over 100 volunteers, these generous folk span at least ten different areas of RangeCare, including the social connections program, IT help, Meals on Wheels deliveries, the RangeCare Op Shop, transport, day respite centres, gardeners, kitchen assistants, groups, as well as the board of directors, says Hannah Eichhorn, RangeCare Volunteer Coordinator.

Sue Davern, who has been a volunteer with RangeCare for five years, says she loves “to assist somebody else, and meet other people … people who are probably not socialising as much as they should. It’s nice to have interaction with older people and being older myself, you can relate to them more.”

“When my grandchildren were on school holidays, they used to come up and visit, so I would take them down to the Salvation Army at Nambour just to show them how the situation is with people who weren’t as well off.

“It was a good insight for my grandkids to see both sides of the coin - what (gifts) they got from the parents and grandparents, and what (other) people don’t

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Over time, Sue has helped with Meals on Wheels and taken clients to ‘Circle Talk’ where some of the isolated people can sit around and have a good old natter.

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Retired high school teacher, David Courtney, relishes the chance to spend time with an older client, a gentleman originally from the Netherlands, who was a child during WWII.

“Part of the interest for me is that every day is an opportunity to learn something. His life story is really quite fascinating. It's a privilege to be a part of that story, and to be trusted to continue with visits and his storyline.”

Apart from that, David also derives a sense of belonging.

“You actually do get to interact with other parts of the community out there. I’ve got to meet different neighbours who do various things to help the client out. You establish a relationship with these other people in the community.”

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“I just teach them whatever they want to know. For instance, somebody might want to move their pictures from their iPhone to their computer; or someone might want to know how to make attachments onto an email; or (in one case), I’m helping a client write her memories into a format that will be published into a book for her children.”

The verdict about the joy of volunteering is unanimous; Sue, David and Kathy all say they gain great personal satisfaction from helping others, even more so when they are pushed outside their own comfort zones to overcome a problem.

But as David says of volunteering, “It’s got to work three ways … it’s got to work for us, the volunteers; it’s got to work for the organisation, and it’s got to work for the clients.”

Kathy agrees, “It needs to match your values, interests and capabilities.”

So to all those people in our extensive community who volunteer, no matter how little or how often, know that your contribution is valued and appreciated. Thank you!

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“When they want to know how to do something I’ll show them how to do it, and have them write down the steps. Next we'll follow the steps together, then I’ll have them do it all on their own – just by following the steps they wrote down – to make sure they can do it alone at home.”

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Curtains Up On Community!

Palmwoods Little Village Theatre has been a vibrant hub of creativity and camaraderie since its inception in 2020, but the woman behind it Marji Murray, has been bringing entertainment to Palmwoods for 40 years.

orn as a sub-group of the well-established Palmwoods Singers Theatrical Society, Palmwoods Little Village Theatre embodies the essence of amateur musical theatre. For over three decades, the Palmwoods Singers have delighted audiences, and Little Village Theatre (LVT) continues this tradition with gusto.

At the helm of this artistic endeavour stands musical director Marji Murray OAM, under whose expert guidance, members of LVT gather every Monday from 10am to 12pm at the Palmwoods Girl Guide Hut.

I had the pleasure of joining them on a recent sunny Monday morning as they finished a rehearsal for The Royal Galah Performance.

The space was bustling with movement, conversation, laughter and hastily grabbed sandwiches, with scripts and song sheets strewn across a large table.

Judy Bandidt, who is in charge of publicity for the group, apologised for the mild sense of chaos, but I loved it, the enjoyment in the room was palpable.

“Palmwoods Singers Theatrical Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year,” said Marji, who was the founder of this creative outlet for the community. I asked where her inspiration came from:

“I’ve loved Musical Theatre all my life,” Marji shared.

“My grandfather was involved in panto in the early 1900s, he also played the violin for silent movies in the orchestra pit, and he was a composer.


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“My mother was a fan of Gilbert and Sullivan, so I grew up immersed in Musical Theatre. I have been playing the piano since I was a child, and my favourite thing is accompanying for shows.”

Marji grew up in Goondiwindi before moving to Brisbane and eventually the Sunshine Coast to be near her family.

“My late husband and I moved to Palmwoods in 1976, and I became involved in various committees, such as the Rotunda Committee. That rotunda in Kolora Park used to be in the actual park, but it was moved out onto the water to make more room for the children to play. We used to perform there!

“I was in the committee that initiated the first Carols by Candlelight on the Sunshine Coast here in Palmwoods. It started at Kolora Park, but then we had to move to the cricket fields as thousands used to come.

“I was also in the committee that brought the swimming pool to Palmwoods, which I believe is a huge asset to the town.”

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Despite Marji’s involvement in many committees, her first love has always been the Palmwoods Singers Theatrical Society.

“I prefer amateur theatre to professional,” she admitted. “I love to see people blossom when they come on stage, especially those who have never done it before.

“Our group is now about 15 regulars singing and acting, but years ago there wasn’t much in Palmwoods and we had a substantial amount of primary and junior kids, teens and adults. We put on four shows a year and the proceeds went to a chosen local charity or special appeal.

“We were based at Palmwoods Memorial Hall and would have about 60 people in each show, with around six costume changes each, it was intense. The shows were often packed, and I remember times when it was standing room only!”

Marji would manage to rope parents in to take part in cabarets, and she often visited local businesses to coax them in too.

“There’s hardly anyone in town who hasn’t had a family member involved at some point!” Marji laughed.

A selection of photo albums support this comment, with eyecatching images and newspaper clippings of shows over the years, plus a publicity poster (pictured) of a collaboration between creative groups in Palmwoods, Nambour, Buderim, Noosa, Caloundra and Maroochydore.

As I finished leafing through the albums, the actors had packed up and the singers were ready for Marji’s guidance and musical fingers - it was time to say goodbye.

“We are all so excited about The Royal Galah Performance for our 40-year celebration,” shared Marji. “It’s a whimsical production, full of wit and charm and music, and just great fun, something we really need in these current times.”

Marji is very grateful to be supported by Judy Bandidt (also an OAM for a range of community activities), and the Palmwoods Singers Theatrical Society President, Moira Duncombe, along with Secretary Ronda Vijsma, all of whom shared how much they enjoy being directed by Marji’.

“We have a great team and it’s a joy to be continually creating entertainment for our lovely wide community,” Marji said with a big smile.

The Royal Galah Performance is coming up in June, check the Little Village Theatre Facebook page for details and updates, or call Ronda on 0411 115 786.


As we are close to Mother's day, I thought it useful to raise the issue of the quality of the goods that you will purchase for your Mum - or indeed gifts that you receive because you are a mum - and what happens when the goods you have just purchased or received do not meet your expec tations The Competition and Consumer Act (2010) (Cth) (the Ac t), and incorporating in its Schedule 2 t h e A u s t r a l i a n C o n s u m e r L a w , p r o v i d e s u n i f o r m legislative protec tions for all Australians, based on the premise that goods must be of an 'acceptable quality'

Prior to the Ac t's introduc tion, rather than considering whether goods were of 'acceptable quality' you would c o n s i d e r t h e g o o d ' s ' m e r c h a n t a b l e q u a l i t y ' T h i s generally meant that goods bought only had to be ' r e a s o n a b l e ' i n d e s c r i p t i o n a n d p r i c e r a t h e r t h a n 'acceptable' in description and price In other words, the new requirement of 'acceptable qualit y' demands a great level of quality than merely that of 'merchantable quality'

How then does one establish whether goods are of an 'acceptable quality' ? The Supplier guarantees that the goods must be:

Ÿ fit for the purposes for which goods of that k ind are commonly supplied

Ÿ acceptable in appearance and finish

Ÿ free from defec ts safe and durable

Th erefore, goods that are of 'merchantable qualit y' might not be 'acceptable' to a consumer if, for instance , t h e r e i s m i n o r b l e m i s h i n t h e a p p e a r a n c e N o t e , h owe ve r, t h at , i f t h e b l e m i s h wa s b ro u g ht to yo u r attention at the time of purchase it may be regarded as a produc t of “acceptable quality ” as you were made aware o f t h e d e f e c t , a n d e l e c t e d t o c o n t i n u e w i t h t h e transaction.

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A supplier may have breached this guarante e of 'acceptable quality' if :

Ÿ the produc t would not be acquired by a reasonable co n s u m e r f u l l y a cq u a i nte d w i t h t h e n at u re a n d ex tent of the failure; or

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demonstration model; or

Ÿ t h e p ro d u c t d i d n o t m e e t t h e s t a n d a rd t h a t i s expec ted of goods of that nature, or

Ÿ the supplier did not disclose that the goods are unfit, or

Ÿ the goods are unsafe

Depending on the type of guarantee and nature of the breach, there are numerous remedies that a consumer may seek , although most consumers will seek a refund or the replacement of the goods. Suppliers are required to remedy any defec ts in a reasonable time, and if they fail to do so, legal ac tion can be initiated

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Forty years of Showtime memories in Marji’s photo albums  Creatives connected across the Coast for The Sentimental Bloke Moira and Ronda step into character for the upcoming production – image Victoria McGuin


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Rainbow Email Celebration

In the twelve months since launching its dedicated email channel for LGBTQIA+ participants and carers, Carers Queensland has seen an increase in people from those communities being able to access NDIS, community support and services.

The Rainbow responders receive a variety of requests over the working week, with many enquiries about accessing the NDIS or finding community supports in their area. Each request is handled by a dedicated Rainbow responder who provides information and linkages.

“We're able to provide the Rainbow responder service because Carers Queensland is a Rainbow Tick accredited organisation,” said Carers Queensland Regional Manager, Rebecca Binyon, who helped guide the rollout of the service.

“We have a culture of inclusion, of respecting people, of valuing diversity. In fact, 14% of our workforce are

LGBTQIA+, that's higher than the population base!” Rebecca said.

Carers Queensland is committed to removing the stigma of people not feeling accepted in society.

“There’s a history of LGBTQIA+ people not being accepted for who they are, often being challenged based on their sexuality or their gender identity.

“So, people avoid making contact with services and supports that they can really benefit from,” Rebecca shared.

“We link people to an LGBTQIA+ team member and if they've specified that they would like someone with a particular identity, we really do our best to make that connection. I can't recall a time when we haven't been able to do that,” Rebecca said.

“I had an advocate from North Queensland contact us, which is an area outside of our catchment, but they had a young person visiting family who was struggling with getting the supports they needed around their identity, as well as their disability, from their family at home in Brisbane.

“They saw the Rainbow email and they reached out to us, and I spoke to them personally.

“As a result, we were able to help the young person to understand that they could connect with us more safely, be respected for who they are, and discuss their support needs with us when they returned to Brisbane.”

Rebecca said they remain up-to-date with community expectations to ensure their services are met in a culturally sensitive way that is a safe place for people to ask questions.

“We're looking at how we can better skill or continue to improve the skills of our Rainbow responders. We're seeing some really good outreach and collaboration work that's come from both the Rainbow responders and the LGBTQIA+ engagement officer that we've been able to employ,” Rebecca said.

“The Rainbow responders have made significant differences for young people, and that's what we want. We just want LGBTQIA+ people with disability to know it’s safe to get in contact and that we can help connect you to support,” Rebecca said.

With IDAHOBIT (May 17) coming up, Carers Queensland encourages others to reach out and connect with its team.

Visit carersqld.com.au/about-us/lgbtqia/ for more information or call 1300 999636.
Carers Queensland's Rebecca Binyon (centre) at Pride March with friends


Maleny’s Rachel Fentiman adored Imelda’s on Maple for many years before having the opportunity to buy the shop with her husband, Howard (Howie) Tampling, in 2022.

Rachel and Howie met in the theatre over 20 years ago and have been inseparable since then. “In 2011, we were victims of a near-fatal car accident, which absolutely rocked our world. It changed us as people and as a couple and made us want to thrive and, well, carpe diem!

“It was our dream to own a local business, so when the opportunity arose to purchase Imelda's, we pounced - it's a wonderful, rather famous institution in Maleny, and also my favourite shop in town, and it was under threat of closing, which I couldn't let happen!

“As it stands though, many locals and Sunny Coast residents still think we did close, so two years on, we're continuing to spread the word that we're still here!”

Imelda's turns 18 this year and is going from strength to strength. Rachel says they are always seeking out sustainable and eco-friendly

brands, as well as beautiful podiatry-approved footwear and a range of shoes for men.

“We stock well-known brands such as Skechers, Django & Juliette, Merrell and Cabello, as well as handmade, limited-edition brands and Australian brands like Emu, and Dawgs.

“Running Imelda’s is a joy with our amazing, knowledgeable, irreplaceable staff, Charlie Moore and Charmaine Bergann, who stayed on with us when we bought the business. I like to say they are the ‘sole’ of the business! And we've just welcomed well-known Maleny lady Julie Baker to our team as well.”

Rachel loves being able to connect with people in the community, and the many visitors that Maleny gets on a daily basis.

“Shoes are a life companion, your foundation for how you literally move through your day and through the world, and it's our joy and privilege being able to help people find the right fit.”

Now known as Imelda's of Maleny, the shop is at Shop 3/50 Maple Street, Maleny 0499 925 865 imeldasofmaleny@gmail.com

Owning a small business is more than just a job; it's a labour of love. For Kyowa and Jess, the owners of Kashmiah Salon in Maleny, this journey has been one of growth and gratitude.

Kyowa has owned the Kashmiah Salon for eight years, and worked within the space for 13, and Jess has owned the salon for two years, and worked within the space for 10 years –their combined total, an impressive 23 years.

As Kyowa reflects, "Owning a small business takes great deal of your time and energy. You are constantly learning, striving to be your best for the local community who support you through this journey.

“We have now opted to downsize Kashmiah, moving into a smaller space where myself, Jess, Emily and Charlie will continue trading.”

The transition to the new space, located at Shop 1/74 Maple Street wasn’t taken lightly, explains Jess, “We just knew we wanted to create a more intimate and relaxing environment for our clients, and this felt like the right move and the right time to do it.”

One exciting addition to their services is the introduction of cosmetic tattooing, a unique offering not commonly found in Maleny.

“We pride ourselves on staying ahead of trends and meeting the diverse needs of our clients,” Kyowa says. “We always want to bring you the best services possible.”

“We would like to thank our community and clients for joining us on this incredible journey,” says Jess. “Your support has meant the world to us, and we wouldn't be where we are today without each and every one of you."

As they settle into their new space, Kashmiah Salon assures their clients that they are committed to ensuring a smooth transition and keeping them informed every step of the way.

The team welcome any questions or concerns and look forward to continuing to serve the Maleny community with passion, dedication, and their continued focus on putting their clients’ needs first. We wish to take this time to thank all staff and clients past and present for their support. The transition to the new premises will take place late May/ early June.

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Sophie’s Seedlings


Kondalilla Restaurant

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Eco Resort,

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: Lunch and Dinner

Thursday - Sunday 12pm - 8pm


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


Tue - Sat: 7:00am - 2:00pm Sunday and Monday Closed

A proud member and regular supplier to the Maple Street Coop, Sophie’s Seedlings is all about sustainable living, community engagement, permaculture, and encouraging others to grow food and share their knowledge.

always loved gardening,” Sophie said. “I had an office job and got sick of being stuck behind a computer when it was so beautiful outside! I retrained in horticulture, then the opportunity came up to buy this business, which was originally started by Max Lindegger - one of the original designers of Crystal Waters Permaculture Village.

“It’s such a privilege to carry on this important job, I’m the fourth generation doing this. I’m passionate about

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people learning to grow spray-free food locally, and I’m always happy for people to ask me their gardening questions and to receive plant requests.”

Sophie’s Seedlings range from vegetables to herbs and flowers, and she upholds a commitment to non-GMO, sun-hardened cultivation right here on the Sunshine Coast.

“This means each seedling is robust and ready to thrive in your garden.”

Along with personal gardens, community gardens are important to Sophie. “Whether you’re a novice gardener taking your first steps or a seasoned green thumb, community gardens are a great way to learn about permaculture while cultivating friendships and sharing knowledge.”

To this end, Sophie often runs workshops through the Maple Street Co-op Garden, her next being ‘Pruning Fruit Trees’ which provides hands-on learning for those keen to utilise their gardens. (Tuesday, May 7, 9am11am $20 non-members, free for Co-op members, to book email assistantmanager@maplestreet.coop)

“I love to help coordinate the Co-op's community garden out the back. We have a great group of volunteers who come every Tuesday morning and plant, weed, mend, harvest...and yarn with a cuppa afterwards! (You can find more details on their Maple Street Co-op Community Garden Facebook page.)

“I joined the Maple Street Co-op because I love the idea of community-owned businesses,” Sophie said. “They have such an excellent range of local, organic and fancy products. They are super friendly and really help out when someone is in need. Also, as a member you get 5% off your shop.”

One of the most tangible ways Sophie’s Seedlings connects with the community is through the local hinterland markets: Maleny, Montville, Witta and Mapleton, you can find details on her website, sophiesseedlings.com

And as if Sophie isn’t busy enough, she is also keen to involve the younger generations, collaborating with Montville State School on Thursdays during the school term, teaching them about permaculture and growing their own food.

“I love being part of this caring, creative community, there is always something going on, and people are so generous and helpful, they love to chat and check in.”


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Sophie selling her seedlings at Montville Market – image Claire Green 

Wend your way to Witta

As autumn's palette of reds and golds sweeps through the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Witta Market becomes a cosy nook of community warmth which is a hallmark of the monthly markets across the Range. Held on the third Saturday of each month, this little market in Witta, with its rich history stretching over 15 years, is a beloved local tradition.

Picture this: a leisurely morning spent strolling among the stalls, a warm cup of locallybrewed coffee in hand, as the friendly faces of local artisans and farmers greet you. They're the heartbeat of this market, showcasing everything from the earthy abundance of autumn's harvest— think pumpkins, apples, and homemade jams— to the creative flair of handmade crafts, perfect for those looking for a touch of something special and unique.

Witta Market in autumn has a certain charm where you experience the community coming together, celebrating the season's bounty! Food lovers can delight in the fresh, farm-to-table produce, while art enthusiasts will lose themselves in the myriad of stalls offering everything from handcrafted wooden spoons to soft, eco-dyed silks.

Regular stallholders include: Bunya Nut Pesto, Forest Garden Soaps (handcrafted, unscented, natural soaps and balms), Kaka Coffee Co., Eco Dyed Silks, Bountiful Backyards, Sweetpea Silversmithing, Wild Thyme Kitchen, and many more.

The team at Witta Market say, “We are passionate about bringing together unique and local stallholders from around the Sunshine Coast, creating a space that allows us to share their items to the public. From handmade goods to the freshest produce Witta Markets is a rich experience.”

So, why not take a slow drive down to Witta this autumn and support local vendors, savour

delicious treats, and find unique treasures on May 19, 7am-12pm, at Old Witta School, 316 Witta Road.



Crystal Waters Markets 8am - 1pm

Located in the beautiful Conondale valley, this village market creates a unique atmosphere. Under shady trees you'll find delicious food, arts and craft, live music and a children's playground. Stalls available 5435 0111 cwmarkets@crystalwaters.org.au


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


Mapleton Country Market 8am - 12pm

Fresh fluffy waffles, sourdoughs, jams and chutneys, honey, pestos, plants, timber, jewellery, arts and crafts. Hot food, coffee van, live music. Ph 0419 726 603. Located at the Mapleton School Carpark.

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Nambour Men’s Shed helps arts festival

The Graceville Arts Festival, a highlight of the Sunshine Coast’s arts calendar, has received some welcome support from the local community, including the handymen at the Nambour Men’s Shed.

The festival is run by Lutheran Services’ Graceville Centre and staged at St Luke’s Lutheran Church, Nambour, from June 20-23.

Graceville Centre’s Zoe Rames said the art festival was

an annual celebration of creativity and collaboration that allowed artists with lived experiences of disability and mental health issues to showcase their talents.

The centre has provided mental health services from its Nambour site for more than 50 years, helping Sunshine Coast residents live their best lives.

This year the artists will hang their works on 18 new display screens constructed by members of the Men’s Shed with materials provided by a grant from the Sundale Community Foundation. The screens will be shared with the Nambour Show Society for their art competition.

Nambour Men’s Shed Vice-President Jim Simonsen said the group of around 60 members was always willing to lend a hand, and their skills, to help their community.

“We enjoyed working on the project to support the Graceville Arts Festival. The task was a bit of a challenge but we did it,’’ Mr Simonsen said.

“The largest double-sided screens are 2400mm by 1800mm with two wings that can be disassembled for easy storage.

“We have regular clients of the Graceville Centre who come to do woodwork with us. We help by assisting with some of the machine work. It's great to have them here, we are all part of the local community."

Funds raised from the arts festival, now in its fourth year, help support the creative programs for the Graceville Centre’s clients.

Registrations are open to exhibitors for the fourday event that includes workshops, market stalls, food and family fun.

Many of the artworks will be offered for sale. Entry to the art exhibition is free with a fee of $5 for workshops. Graceville Arts Festival will be held at St Luke’s Church, 10 Sydney Street, Nambour.

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Men’s Shed members Jim Simonsen, Barry Vanderburg and Ian Gregory

Thrills and Tradition: Maleny Show 2024

The much-loved Maleny Show is back on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, 2024, promising two days of fun-filled activities for the whole family.

Held at the Maleny Showgrounds, this year's show is set to delight visitors with a diverse range of sections and events, celebrating the community's rich agricultural heritage and vibrant culture.

Since its inception in 1922, the Maleny Show Society has been driven by the passion and dedication of volunteers, sponsors, patrons and committee members, ensuring there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

Experience the essence of rural life at the Livestock sections, from horses and poultry to beef and dairy cattle, each exhibit showcases the agricultural excellence of the region.

Be sure to catch the thrilling competitions and demonstrations, from the precision of Show Jumping to the excitement of the Woodchop events!

The Maleny Show isn't just about exhibits and competitions—it's a celebration of community and entertainment. Highlights include Bluey and Bingo Live on June 1, with four live performances to delight fans of all ages.

Also appearing is the popular JC Action Sports Freestyle BMX, who are keen to interact with the younger generations in Maleny. Witness an action-packed display of freestyle BMX featuring some of Australia’s top riders, with three shows daily and a ‘meet and greet’ and poster signing after each show.

They will also have three ‘Skills’ clinics each day: 1x beginner, 1x intermediate, 1 x bike maintenance.

But wait, there’s more! Embark on a prehistoric adventure and explore the Dinosaur Fun Park; get up close and personal with adorable farm animals at the Animal Nursery, and learn about the importance of conservation and biodiversity at the Wildlife Conservation Experience, featuring interactive exhibits and educational demonstrations.

New this year is the exciting Country Star Search Competition, where huge prizes are on offer to the winners and the chance to become the Next Big Thing in country music.

Plus, enjoy Side Show Alley games, live music, roaming entertainers including our cover star circus performer Helly Hoops, and the Cattlemen's Bar serving up refreshments till late.

End each night with a bang as dazzling fireworks light up the sky, creating a spectacle that's not to be missed!

Visit malenyshowsociety.org.au/2024-show for further information and updates, and purchase tickets online now for discounted rates.

Come and celebrate tradition, community and the vibrant spirit of Maleny!

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Winter Craft Fair

The Sunshine Coast Arts and Crafts group is holding its Winter Craft Fair on the weekend of June 1 and 2 at the Montville Village Hall. Starting at 9am, their fairs are always very popular and are an opportunity for members to showcase their art and craft skills to the public.

The Sunshine Coast Arts and Crafts (SCAC) group has been supporting local craftspeople for over 40 years and the sale of the beautifully handmade items allows our group to continue to function.

A fabulous hamper raffle will be drawn over the weekend, so make sure you’ve purchased some tickets. An onsite café serving delicious treats is the perfect accompaniment for a morning’s shopping.

If you’re looking for gift ideas or simply something great for yourself, then you’re sure to find some unique handmade items to suit. The SCAC members look forward to seeing you there.


Autumn Fair

The Maleny Arts and Crafts Group will hold its annual Autumn Fair at the Maleny Community Centre at 23 Maple Street on the Labour Day weekend, May 3-6, opening daily from 9am.

There will be quality handmade items for sale by the local members of the Group including; pottery and sculpture, quilting, creative glass, wood-crafting, soft toys, fine arts, clothing, winter woollens, jewellery, textile and fibre arts and more.

Find a unique gift for Mother's Day or enjoy a high-quality item that has been made with skilful care and enthusiasm by our talented members.

There is also an opportunity to win a quilt in the raffle. The times are Friday and Saturday 9am4pm, Sunday 9am - 3pm, and Monday 9am - 2pm.

The Sunshine Coast’s premiere vocal group, Oriana Choir, presents Dancing Queen, an exciting and energetic tribute show featuring the best of ABBA and Queen.

Performances are May 11 at Stella Maris Catholic School Performance Venue Maroochydore and May 18 at The J in Noosa, with a matinee and evening concert at each location.

Oriana is no stranger to the music of Queen and ABBA, having performed the songs of both bands many times. With the 70-voice chorus conducted by Elisabeth Wallis Gaedtke and accompanied by a live band, you will be jiggling in your seat and tapping your toes in no time! Also performing will be the Sunshine Coast Youth Choir conducted by Annie Wilson.

Bookings/tickets for performances at Stella Maris at 1:30pm or 7:30pm on Saturday, May 11 go to www.oriana.org.au or “The J” venue www.thej.com.au ph.5329 6560 for the Noosa events on Saturday, May 18 at 1:30pm or 7:30pm. Visit www.oriana.org.au for all the details. Phone 0431 542 343 for further enquiries.

Kandanga Morning Tea

The Kandanga Hall Committee is holding its annual Morning Tea and everyone is invited! The event in aid of Little Haven Palliative Care will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at the hall. Guest speaker for the morning will be Sue Manton who is the business manager for Little Haven.

Kandanga State School Year 6 students will be helping serve and will then give a short talk about themselves.

Pat Larrigan will be tinkling the ivories as people arrive and throughout the morning.

Entry will be $5 for the morning tea and there will be a multi-draw raffle for $1 per ticket. There will be prizes for each table for the trivia questions and the team-building games, aimed at bringing people together for a whole morning of fun and laughter.

RSVP by May 19 and for more information please ring Trish Gabbana 0419 913 465 or Kathy Worth 0409 843 492.

Celebrating 35 years

The Sunshine Coast Friendship Force recently celebrated its 35th AnniversarySharing Hearts and Homes. This is a proud achievement for a vibrant and energetic group which enjoys visiting and hosting people of different cultures.

The club was formed in March 1989 to organise the first Inbound Exchange by 27 members from Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Since then, the club has continued to travel to many of the 300 clubs across the world and to welcome international members.

During the strictest COVID-19 restrictions, the important connectivity and communication of members was maintained using Zoom for meetings and social gatherings. Creative video communication strategies, a culture of genuine friendship, and the willingness of members to get involved in new ventures were the pillars of stability for the club when many other clubs across Australia and the world were folding due to the pandemic.

The club celebrated its anniversary over two days. A special general meeting included a trip down memory lane and a slideshow for six long-term members who have been in the club for over 22 years.

The following day, there was a celebratory lunch which members and past members attended as well as representatives from the Brisbane and North Moreton Friendship Force clubs. It was a colourful gathering as members wore the colours of jade and coral which represent a 35th anniversary.

If anyone would like further information about the club, please contact one of the membership officers – Jenny 0448 866 1441 or Gillian 0402 415 198 or email info@ fffsunshinecoast.org.au


Manufactured home reforms

At least 573 residents in Nicklin living in manufactured homes in residential parks are set to benefit from a suite of reforms announced by the Queensland Government. The State Government reforms will make conditions fairer for residents, many of whom are seniors, living in manufactured homes in residential parks.

The reforms include limiting site rent increases to CPI or 3.5 per cent, banning rent reviews that have been used to justify rental hikes and making it fairer to sell manufactured homes. An opt-in buyback and site rent reduction scheme will be introduced for homes on the market for more than 12 months, limiting costs and giving residents certainty.

The reforms include strengthening registration requirements for residential parks to enable more transparency for current and future homeowners. Park owners will be able to apply for QCAT in a circumstance where they feel these reforms will impact a park’s viability.

The reforms aim to balance the interests of residents and park owners following extensive community consultation.

Picture this

It’s time to enter the photographic competition for the 2025 Rotary Calendar, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Maleny. The Club is looking for photographs of Maleny and the hinterland area that reflect lifestyle, events and scenery.

Entries are required in landscape format (200x300mm) print and 1 MB minimum size, with a separate sheet for each photo with details of location and title. There is a limit of five entries per photographer, and winning entrants will be informed to also provide a digital file of the entry.

Entrants acknowledge the right of the Rotary Club of Maleny to use the photos in the Rotary Calendar and for Calendar publicity, where recognition of the photographer will be made.

Entries need to be delivered to Maleny Newsagency, Maple Street, Maleny by the closing date of Friday, June 7.

The prizes will total $1400 and will be allocated as follows: $500 for 1st; $250 for 2nd; $150 for 3rd, and $50 gift vouchers from Seasons, Maleny, for each of the other 10 entries chosen for display in the calendar.

The Rotary contact for any queries is Lionel Tilley on 5429 6629, or email jude3me@bigpond.com

Cost of contesting a will

We all know families that hold animosity and grudges from an unfairness in the past.

Contesting wills is all too common in Australia. Generational family breakdown can be one of the greatest costs of contested wills. Family relationships, blended families, migrations, and changing societal values all play in the decisions we each make when determining the dispersal of assets.

Wills can be an effective family planning tool, not about the beginning of life, but rather about the end of life.

TULE, Tying up Loose Ends, is a community outreach to support people to make effective End of Life Decisions. We encourage people to fully live their lives knowing that when we die, the assets and family relationships we value will continue to support those we care about.

Deborah Moseley (pictured) has been working in the community for many years to bring skills that will minimise conflict. Now, she will help us to use these skills in the difficult conversations we all need to have around our wishes when we each face a critical change in our capacities and finally die.

It’s time for heart-to-heart communication that will leave all our relationships enriched.

Come and be involved in how an awkward conversation might play out, one that may help avoid mitigation and possible litigation after the fact.

The Maleny Playhouse at the Showground, Maleny, May 19 from 2-4pm, the cost is $10 (pay at entry) which includes afternoon tea, and a cash bar. For more information call Fleur at 0409 470 822. (Visit: tyinguplooseends.com.au)

Dive into our region's rich aquatic sporting history

From water skiing and surfing, to nippers and outrigging, the Grassroots to Glory exhibition at Landsborough Museum is a celebration of Sunshine Coast aquatic sports. Enjoy memorabilia, photos and artefacts that showcase the region’s rich water sport heritage and hear from champions of local water sport as they recount their tales from the deep and the shallows. The exhibition is on until September 8. Entry is free. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm.

Take a stand against violence

This May, support Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month on the Sunshine Coast. Help speak up against violence against women and children on the Sunshine Coast by wearing your purple ribbon and find out about other ways you can get involved to take a stand. For more information about events and resources for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, visit Council’s website.

Council's yearly planned burn season has begun Keep up-to-date with our burn schedule via Council’s Facebook page or website. A number of sites across the region will be treated as long as the weather remains dry and the winds favourable. Planned burns help plant species that rely on fire to regenerate to survive and also reduce fuel on the ground before bushfire season.

What does a strong Sunshine Coast community mean to you?

Input from the Sunshine Coast community has shaped a refreshed Community Strategy and new Action Plan 2024-29. Council now wants your feedback to make sure we have got it right. You can have your say by attending a community session, completing an online survey or get creative and enter the photo competition to share what a strong Sunshine Coast community means to you. Provide your feedback via haveyoursay.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au before June 10.

Discover a new public art trail in Montville

Keep your eyes peeled to see if you can spot 'The Monts', an evolved fantasy mushroom species, that has escaped from Russell Family Park into Main Street. There are seven to spot and local artist Finn Cossar's story behind it is a delightful addition to the streets of Montville. He encourages 'spotters' to snap a photo if they find one, as they might just run away!

One for the calendar

Fun free festival with something for everyone!

The Landsborough Street Festival has fun for the whole family on May 18 from heritage talks, classic cars and cake, to craft and face-painting. Enjoy a delicious morning tea at Landsborough School of Arts Memorial Hall. And don’t miss the special First Nations Welcome to Country and dance performance. Visit heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for info.

Enoy Access Ignites panel event this month

Come along to an afternoon where a group of special panel guests will discuss employment for people with disabilities and how to become a more accessible and inclusive tourism destination. The Access Ignites panel event is on May 31 from 4pm at Altitude Nine, Maroochydore. The afternoon includes networking, live music as well as food and drinks. Tickets can be purchased online at altitudenine.com.au.

Historians share their research

Sunshine Coast Historians in Residence reveal their research findings at two free history seminars. Sessions run 9.30 to 11.30am at Nambour Heritage Library on May 23 and Bankfoot House Heritage Precint on May 24. Hear about the evolution of Sunshine Coast cemeteries with Dr Lisa Murray and uncover the fascinating biographies of the personalities of Bankfoot House residents with Dr Ken Greenwood as he delves into their individual lives. Talks include free morning tea. Bookings are essential. For more information and to book, visit heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

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Watch Council’s next Ordinary Meeting online or at Sunshine Coast City Hall Chambers – May 30 at 9am


Theatre fans have a real treat when 3bCreative stage two Queensland premieres this May. One of New Zealand’s most popular plays, Krishnan’s Dairy, will be having its first outing in the state. Joining it will be Scraps, the latest work of Nambour playwright Joy Hinckley.

Krishnan's Dairy by NZ playwrights Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis centres on the travails of a migrant couple, Gobi and Zina Krishnan.

They have emigrated from India to New Zealand to start a family and run a convenience store. Woven through is the story of Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his favourite wife.

Both of the play’s characters are played by Sangita Ghodke, giving her a great opportunity to demonstrate her remarkable comedic talents and also her lived experience of being an immigrant.

This double bill starts on Friday May 31 for a limited season at the Black Box, at 80 Howard Street Nambour. Bookings are essential and may be made at: trybooking.com/events/landing/1164047


Critically-acclaimed guitarist and Sunshine Coast local, Andrew Veivers, brings his bold new collaborative project, Guitarra y Cuarteto, to South East Queensland this May.

With a nod to Spain in its title, directly translating to Guitar and Quartet, Guitarra y Cuarteto introduces a fresh blend of Veivers’ original compositions and iconic Spanish works, performed with unparalleled finesse by the Black Square Quartet and Veivers himself.

Touring to Brisbane, Ipswich, Coolum Beach, Bribie Island, Maleny, Pomona, and Eudlo, the concert series draws on Veivers extensive career, deep passion for Flamenco guitar and is inspired by legendary musicians such as Manolo Sanlucar, Steve Reich, and Manuel de Falla.

Guitarra y Cuarteto also takes Veivers in a new artistic direction incorporating Spanish waltzes, movie scores, lullabies, theatre music, Brazilian jazz and Flamenco.

Veivers said, “I am really excited to share the concert with audiences, it’s going to be an extraordinary night of Spanish and classical music”.

The Guitarra y Cuarteto tour is presented by local performing arts company Red Chair with the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. For more information and to book tickets, visit redchair.com.au


Local musician Kim Kirkman and friend Lincoln Scott are presenting Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular The Pirates of Penzance. Coincidentally, both have played the tenor lead role in Pirates and have international music experience. Kim was involved with The Ten Tenors and Lincoln sang opera in Europe, the UK and the USA.

They have pulled together an ensemble of professional singers from Brisbane as well as topnotch locals to present a hearty show that is guaranteed to please, yo ho ho! Set on the grand stage at Venue 114, the production also features a 17-piece orchestra, sets, costumes - in fact the whole coffer of booty.

Avast ye! Performances are Friday, May 31, 7.30pm, Saturday, June 1, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, and Sunday June 2, 2.30pm at Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. Book your seat at trybooking.com/COERP or call 0411 425 793.




The Sunshine Coast’s biggest art event of the year, Open Studios 2024, being held across nine days from May 18 – 26, is almost here. And with the printed and online art trail guide now available, it is time to start planning your self-guided arts tour.

The annual event organised by Arts Connect Inc. was established in 2010. With new elements being introduced and different artists choosing to participate each year, there’s something fresh and new for everyone.

This year visitors are once again spoilt for choice, with 70 plus studios and galleries taking part, showcasing the diverse mix of more than 100 artists and featuring photography, glass art, ceramics, metalwork, sculpture, jewellery making, painting, printmaking, feather art, shoe making and much more.

The first weekend May 18 – 19 focuses on the coastal trails from Caloundra to Coolum and the second weekend May 24 – 25 moves the spotlight to the hinterland trails from Glasshouse across the Blackall Range and north to Yandina.

Arts Connect Inc. President Jenny Braithwaite said, “Open Studios provides art enthusiasts and collectors the rare opportunity to see behind the scenes into the creative spaces that artists work in, giving an insight into how they work, and to share their stories and passion for their work.

“Open Studios is an important event for participating artists whether they be established, emerging or passionate hobbyists as it gives them a chance to connect with new audiences, create awareness and ultimately to sell their work.

“This year we are also bringing the artists’ work together in a combined exhibition ‘Open Studios Meander’ at the Old Ambulance Station in Nambour from May 9 – 26 to give visitors a taste of the whole artistic adventure that is available to them.”

To find out more about the event, the artists involved, opening dates and times, workshops and where you can pick up a copy of the art trail guide head to the website, openstudiossunshinecoast.com.au, and social media. (Image - Forest Track by Susan Haddock)



Mouth Orchestra is hosting its long-awaited concert on Saturday, May 11 at the Maleny Baptist Centre. Mouth Orchestra is a Maleny-based a cappella performance choir conducted by Brian Martin, specialising in world music, contemporary and originals. Experience the vibrant rhythms, soaring voices and shining harmonies that Mouth Orchestra brings together to tickle your ears, soothe your hearts and bask you in joy. The concert will also feature performances by individual members.

Mouth Orchestra meets weekly to develop their harmony singing skills and grow their connection as a joyous community. Mouth Orchestra also welcomes new singers wishing to stretch their harmony and rhythm experience.

The group is looking forward to sharing their shining harmonies with you on Saturday, May 11 at the Maleny Baptist Centre, corner of Landsborough-Maleny and McCarthy Roads. Doors open at 1.30pm for a 2pm start, through until 4pm. Afternoon tea will be available, and tickets are $15. Enquiries eventsbrianmartinmusic@gmail.com or to book: trybooking.com/1205207




every aspect of the exhibition, from the choice of subjects to the execution of each piece. By focusing on female portraiture, the artists highlight the unique blend of strength and vulnerability that defines the human condition.

These women are not merely passive objects of observation; they are active participants in the ongoing narrative of life, with their own stories, struggles and triumphs to share.

Each portrait is a collaboration of styles by both artists, and has a story to tell, and through these stories, art meets philosophy in a captivating display of creativity and insight.

By presenting these portraits in dialogue with one another, the artists invite viewers to consider the interconnectedness of all sentient beings.

Find the artists on Instagram: @ christiandunhamartist and @harvestmoonstudio


For any Maleny Singers production, costumes form a big part of the visual delights for the audience. So when a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, The Mikado, was chosen as this year’s show, sourcing genuine Japanese kimonos was a priority, as these spectacular Mikado costumes carry Japanese dance tradition.

In far away Oda, a tiny town in the prefecture of Shimane, lives Mrs Masako Arito, an 81-year-old lady who has a lifelong study of Nihon-buyo, the art of Japanese classical dance.

Having heard from her daughter in Australia of the performance, she decided to gather as many kimonos as possible, and spread the word to her dance group, and other dance teachers in the area.

With amazing generosity, over 50 kimonos, belts and accessories emerged from both personal collections and performance wardrobes, and were shipped to Australia.

Some of these kimonos have been worn on the big stage in Japan, and some are personal treasures, now being shared with the citizens of Maleny.

The costumes are truly special, and will delight anyone who sees the show.

The Mikado will be performed at the Maleny Community Centre on June 8, 9, 15 and 16, tickets from Trybooking.com



4,5 - Entertaining opera Handel's Acis and Galatea is a really fun opera staged by Kim Kirkman, featuring tenors Sebastian Maclaine and Lincoln Scott, plus soprano Judit Molnar and baritone Daniel Smerdon, presented by the Inspiration Project Choir and Orchestra, 2pm at the Maleny Primary School Hall, $35 through trybooking.com/COSAG

5 - The Blues Song Book The Jazz and Blues Collective presents the Aaron West Band performing The Blues Song Book. Aaron and his band have put together a collection of some of the all-time greatest Blues songs from the latter 1800s to the present day. Millwell Road Community Centre, 11 Millwell Rd East. Maroochydore, music from 1.30pm to 4pm, bookings via ticketebo.com.au/jazz-blues-collective

7 - The GrooveLab Featuring Jacknife, Yussi, Bao, The Fun Police and supported by Kenny Beeper and Brooey B, from 5pm – midnight, at The Vogue Theatre, 96 Currie Street, Nambour.

10 - Glitter and Gold Cabaret Sunshine Troupe presents a brave and bold cabaret, matinee 1pm, evening show 7pm (includes supper), Lind Lane Theatre, 16 Mitchell Street, Nambour. Tickets: visit trybooking.com/CQQBR

13 - The FrontUp Chalkboard A community arts showcase for new and established musicians, poets, dancers, magicians, and more, at Maleny Lane, 38 Maple Street, usually on Monday nights but on pause until May 13, with food from 5pm, music from 5.30pm. Visit The FrontUp Chalkboard on Facebook for updates or to sign up.

12 & 19 - Yandina Country Music Patsy Cline Tribute concert May 12, 12 noon, and guest artists T Birds at the ACMA concert on Sunday May 19. Popular music from local artists backed by a great house band. Hall of Fame, 24 Steggalls Road, 12-noon start, raffle and door prizes, BYO lunch, free tea and coffee, entry $10, members $8, enquiries 0437 191004.

16 - Swinging into the Sixties Swing along and enjoy this trip down memory lane and reminisce with some of your favourite tunes. The Robyn Brown Quintet bring this celebration of the Sixties to The Jazz Sessions at The Presynct, Nambour. Tickets can be purchased through events.humanitix.com/ the-jazz-sessions, doors open at 6pm for a 7pm show.

18,19 - Festuri Festival Festuri Multicultural Festival is set to host the free Moffat Beach: Surf and Sea Multicultural Festival this May. Get ready with your camp chairs at Eleanor Shipley Park for a day of adventure between surf and sea and music and dance. Book now and give yourself the chance to win a dinner for two at Ours Cafe and Goods, Moffat Beach. @ festurimulticulturalfestival

18-26 - Buderim art show The Fibre Art Group are showcasing their biennial exhibition, entitled Existence, at the Buderim Craft Cottage. Many of the artists are experienced in a broad range of techniques, and the result is a very thought-provoking and unusual exhibition. Daily 10am4pm, free entry and parking, 5 Main Street, Buderim, website: buderimcraftcottage.com.au

22 - Funny Coast Comedy Enjoy live stand-up comedy every month at the Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambo, 80 Howard Street, Nambour, 7.30pm, visit Funny Coast Comedy on Facebook for updates.

25 - Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine Double bill, Forest Song and Don Quixote, 7.30pm, The Events Centre, Caloundra, tickets from $99, call 07 5491 4240 or visit: theventscentre.com.au

Christian Dunham and Jodie Allen's collaborative art exhibition, Sentience, featuring large female charcoal portraits, will be showcased from May 17 to June 16 at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy. The of permeates

Stop Israel’s War on Gaza

Although it has been so difficult to bear witness to the enduring death, destruction and suffering in Gaza in the past six months, it has been important to not look away.

Although it feels like we have no power to make a difference, every voice and every action does make a difference, and it does matter. If we care about lives and human rights, then we must care about what is happening in Gaza.

Bethlehem Pastor Reverend Munther Isaac describes the situation in Gaza as genocide, and our reaction to it as a moral compass of the world. “If you are not appalled at what is happening in Gaza, then there is something wrong with your humanity”. He goes on to speak about the complicity of the west, and how silence is complicity.

It has taken the death of seven international aid workers from the World Central Kitchen to garner any kind of condemnation or outrage from western world leaders. And yet, the language has not been anywhere near as strong from our government about the death of Palestinian aid workers, doctors, nurses, paramedics,

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journalists, and all of the innocent women, children and men of Gaza who have been killed or seriously injured.

There have been discussions and resolutions calling for a ceasefire. There is more discussion about not getting enough humanitarian aid into Gaza. As these discussions continue, more Palestinian people die. Often in 24 hours, more than 100 people will be killed. Now, people feel like they are ‘lucky’ in Gaza if they are bombed, and homeless, but they are still alive.

There needs to be less talk and more action against Israel. The funding of weapons and arms needs to stop. Australia should not be doing contracts with Israeli weapons manufacturer, Elbit. In February this year, the Australian government committed 900 million dollars of taxpayer funds to this company, as part of a new contract for the Australian Defence Force.

Senator Lydia Thorpe highlighted the fact that the drone responsible for the deaths of the international aid workers was manufactured by Elbit.

There is so much hypocrisy about what the United States Administration is saying, and what they are actually doing. If they were to cease funding weapons and arms to

Israel, this war would end.

We have the United States deciding to no longer fund UNRWA until March 2025, and yet they must know that without UNRWA, it will be very difficult to get aid distributed throughout Gaza.

After six months, more than 80 percent of Gaza’s population have been displaced. Nearly all of the people in Gaza are facing starvation, with the UN saying famine will take hold in various part of Gaza by May. We have 62 percent of all homes destroyed, 80 percent of schools damaged or destroyed, and 84 percent of all health facilities damaged or destroyed.

These people have endured more in a lifetime than any of us are ever likely to face. They know that the only thing that stands between them and being totally annihilated is the force of the international community.

Please use your individual voice and power to call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire.

Thank you.

Deceptive Dark Emu

Like so many of your readers, including Peter Milton (whose letter appeared last month), I too was most impressed by poet/novelist Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu, an engaging, sympathetic and very easy to read account of pre-European Aboriginal life.


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Pascoe explains how Australia’s “old people”, the pre-1788 inhabitants, were extensively using agriculture and aquaculture, and were well on the way to developing more sophisticated technology. At the same time, he derides our modern agricultural practices. It’s no wonder the book has become so popular, with an adapted version even being widely used as a school text.

But I became a little concerned that so many of Pascoe’s claims seriously contradict what numerous Australian historians, anthropologists and archaeologists had been reporting for more than a century; could they have been so stupid, or deceitful?

So, I decided to check out several of his more readily-accessible sources – and was stunned to find they’d been completely mis-quoted. Looking further, I came across a website, Dark Emu Exposed, which directed me to another book, Peter O’Brien’s Bitter Harvest: The Illusion of Aboriginal Agriculture in Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu.

This is an extremely detailed, forensic dissection of all the references that Bruce Pascoe quotes, and it is devastating. Anybody who dares read this book will not be able to look kindly at Dark Emu again, which is little more than a work of imaginative fiction.

As Peter Milton mentioned in his April letter, another book, Farmers or Hunter Gatherers?, by recognised experts in the field, Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe, provides further details about the life of the Old People, again debunking many of Pascoe’s claims.

As for Bruce Pascoe himself, somewhere in his stuttering career, he adopted an Indigenous identity, after which his fortunes really took off, leading to prizes as an Aboriginal author, and even a prestigious professorship at Melbourne University (without having the usual academic credentials).

However, investigations by qualified genealogists have come up with a detailed family history, identifying all of his British forebears while finding not one of Indigenous heritage.

Meanwhile, Pascoe himself has diligently refused to name a single Indigenous ancestor, despite having ample opportunities to do so. He also refuses to respond to any serious criticism of his claims in Dark Emu

I’m afraid that Australia has been taken for a sophisticated ride, driven by a skillful self-promoter, which doesn’t quite seem to fit with what’s supposed to be the age of “truth-telling”. Surely we, including today’s Indigenous Australians, deserve better than this?

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Trivia Time

1. What two colours feature on the national flag of Sweden?

2. What branch of Australia’s armed forces celebrated its centenary in March 2021?

3. What is Elle Macpherson’s real first name?

4. Which member of the Royal Family attended Timbertop campus in 1966?

5. What headwear is traditionally worn by university graduates?

6. What chemical is absorbed by a hygroscopic substance?

7. What company, founded by Cecil Rhodes in 1888, is a major diamond miner?

8. What common tool can be needle-nosed?

9. What is the correct spelling: vaccinne, vaccine, vacine?

10.In the nursery rhyme, Hickory Dickory Dock, what time did the mouse run down?

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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.

A long time ago, before the day of my birth, Your seed, it sprouted up proudly from the Earth.

From your days of a sapling, the future unknown, You now stand tall, in time you have grown.

If you’re lucky and not cut down in your prime, You’ll get to grow ancient and stand still with time.

I look up in wonder, in gratitude and awe, Perfect imperfections, happy little accidents and all.

Your journey I honour, your heart beat I feel, Although you remain silent, you teach. You heal.

Through signals and vibrations, you connect with each other, Like a tribe, a community. Like sisters and brothers.

I want to thank you with of my heart, There’s much to admire, unsure where to start.

With the Earth under your feet, you relentlessly protect The soil’s erosion, prevented with amazing effect.

To all the thankful animals, you provide them with a home. You keep them safe from predators and you keep them warm.

For some, you also produce their daily food, along with shelter and shade. To allow them to nest their newborn babies, new life they have made.

You supply the Earth with fresh air, without it certain death, For without your gift of oxygen, for us there is no breath.

There’s so much more to you than meets the eye. One of Mother Nature’s gifts, no one can deny.

Bad Jokes of the Month

Why are ghost bad liars?

Because you can see right through them.

Every psychic I’ve met is either hopelessly romantic, or all doom and gloom. Why can’t I find a happy medium?

Why do fish have trouble dating?

There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but love is in the air.

So with thanks, with love and honour I bestow, I look up in wonder from way below.

For your now, your future and your precious past, With my heart, I thank you and pray that you last.

Quick Quote

‘If you are not in the state of either acceptance, enjoyment, or enthusiasm, look closely and you will find you are creating suffering for yourself and others.’


No one knows what to say. They say Nothing.

I want to vomit my emotions, spill my tears, regurgitate the lumps from my throat, purge the acids from my stomach. I must hold it in, I must keep swallowing. They say nothing.

They know not what to say.

I’m burning within myself, I need a hug, I need to cry, I need a friend, I need words. They know not what to say. They say nothing. I am alone.

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Are bird feeders bad news ?

In some parts of the world, people have been feeding wild birds for centuries. Here in Australia it is a relatively recent activity, but one that is now participated in by many bird lovers across the country.

However, a debate rages on, should we be feeding wild birds, or should we be leaving them to source their own food, as they have been doing for the 60 million years before we arrived. It’s a very complicated issue, and one with environmental experts on both sides of the debate.

Why is it complicated? If you’ve ever grown tomatoes or bananas, then you’ve most likely had Australian King Parrots helping themselves to some of your crop. If

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you’ve ever grown grapes, figs, citrus or mangoes, then you’ve most likely had Rainbow Lorikeets invading your crop.

If you’ve ever grown sunflowers or other grain crops, then you’ve most likely had Pale-headed Rosellas and possibly Finches making a meal of your crop.

But why is that complicated you may ask. It’s complicated because in all of these examples, what the birds are feeding on is not a part of their natural diet. The case could therefore be argued that there’s no difference between a bird eating your exotic crop, and purposefully feeding those same types of foods to birds at a bird feeder.

So it’s a clear case then, the feeding of wild birds is a completely benign activity. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.

sterilised, they can be a source for spreading a number of contagious diseases. A well-documented avian disease is Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD). PBFD is a highly contagious disease that can infect any of the parrot and cockatoo species. There is currently no treatment for PBFD, and once infected, individuals usually face a long cruel decline before dying.

Another problem associated with centralised bird feeders is that they can provide an unnatural advantage to predators. Cats, snakes and birds of prey have been known to survey bird feeders and lie in wait to score an

Centralised bird feeders can introduce several problems. If they are not frequently cleaned and

TIn the Wild

he Blackall Range is a spectacular place to live, but don’t tell everyone! The diversity of the rainforests, the fertility of the land, the abundance of the water (a little too abundant at the moment perhaps), the beautiful weather, the spectacular vistas and the wonderful community are unique on earth.

If we slow down enough to take it all in, Country can shape us and open our minds and hearts to a wealth of possibilities for our living within this beautiful place. For 50,000 years or more, this country has been the home of the Jinibara People, which shows us that under the right stewardship we can all live well here for a long, long, long, long time.

Some people prefer to feed the meat eaters: Butcherbirds, Magpies, Currawongs, Crows and Kookaburras, but unfortunately this can introduce a range of different problems. If these species are fed regularly, over time it can result in unnaturally elevated numbers, to the detriment of smaller species and nestlings on which they also prey on.

Some people choose raw minced meat to feed to their meat-eating feathered friends however, raw meat can lodge in the upper bill causing it to rot, usually resulting in death. These birds have evolved over millions of years to gain the essential elements from their natural diet that are required for them to remain healthy, unfortunately some of these essential elements are not present in the “butcher shop”

There is no question that those who feed wild birds do so with the best of intentions, and because they love the birds. Sadly, in many cases, there is more harm than good being done. The best advice is that if you have a desire to feed wild birds, think carefully about it, and make decisions based on sound research. Alternatively, just plant a range of native vegetation (grasses, shrubs and trees), install a bird bath (and frequently clean it), and enjoy our beautiful birds as they feed naturally.

fragmented and limited size (less than 0.5% of Australia’s land mass), preserve immeasurable ecological diversity and are amongst the oldest and most biodiverse rainforests on earth. So if you are lucky enough to have remnant rainforest in your ‘backyard’, enjoy and nurture this precious and rare forest jewel.

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Our local scattered rainforest fragments contain precious biodiversity, and these are just a tiny portion of Australia’s overall rainforest communities that, in spite of their

These days what attracts people to the Range are the views and “owning” your own little patch of rainforest. This is a good turn of events, as we now not only have a cultural appreciation for our rainforests, but also the financial incentive to invest in rainforest restoration. Thank you to all of you who are investing your time and resources in undertaking this great work.

Don’t feel left out if you don’t have any remnant rainforest. Plant local

rainforest plants because they grow well, create habitat and look great. Even in the smallest backyards there is a local native rainforest plant (or dozen) that look great and help restore the rainforest diversity of our Blackall Range.

If you don’t have any land to rerainforest yourself, join in with one of the many local community restoration projects throughout the range. Forest Heart ecoNursery has a great selection of rainforest plants from the smallest groundcovers, to shrubs, to the tallest trees that help you restore some of our amazing rainforest biodiversity.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget with the apparent speed of our lives what an awesome place we live in and what an awesome community we are part of, plant more rainforest and make it even better!

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Our Amazing Backyard
with Spencer Shaw Sulphur-crested Cockatoo with Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease, image Rebecca Ludstrom

New-to-science snail species

DNA analysis by Queensland Museum scientists has unearthed the true identity of 15 species of land snails, including four new-to-science species, with one named in honour of Queensland wildlife warrior Robert Irwin.

Figuladra robertirwini L. Stanisic, or Robert Irwin’s Banded Snail, is one of four species of land snails discovered within the camaenids group of forest and rock snails, celebrating Robert’s love for wildlife and the natural world.

Robert Irwin said, "I am incredibly thrilled and honoured to have a new species of snail named after me. This recognition is so meaningful and I hope to draw attention to the importance of protecting all species, even those on a much smaller scale.”

Robert Irwin’s Banded Snail inhabits the regions spanning from the north of the Kolan River to Rodds Peninsula and extending west to the Many Peaks Range in South East Queensland.

Dr. John Stanisic OAM said, "For the past 40 years that I have been working with land snails, the Figuladra group of camaenids has been in a state of confusion resulting from a reliance solely on shells to describe the species.

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Most of their animals come from Council pounds, some are surrendered or abandoned; others are saved from cruel living conditions. The team at 4 Paws aims to find loving homes for all animals who come into their care.

Gorgeous Jack Russell, Buzz, who was featured in our March issue, has found a loving home!

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"This group of snails is highly variable in shell characters such as colour and banding pattern, making the species difficult to tell apart on their shells alone," he said.

Dr. Lorelle Stanisic said, "Land snails are important environmental indicators and biodiversity predictors. My

Keeping her at a distance from other dogs when going for walks on a lead only is essential. But don't worry the current foster carer is giving her training, however, this will need to continue.

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work and that of other Australian malacologists is crucial as the study of these fascinating creatures can provide unique insights into the management and conservation of our forests.

“Introducing these new species to the general public allows them to understand our native invertebrate fauna and the role they play in the maintenance of healthy forest habitats in Australia."

"Land clearing regimes which are substantial in Queensland, along with the drying of our continent places land snails under threat, and their conservation should be a high priority," she said.

Robert Irwin said, "We deeply appreciate Wildlife Warriors such as Dr. Lorelle Stanisic, Dr. John Stanisic OAM, and Dr. Frank Köhler, who are actively conducting research into snails. Their efforts aim to deepen our understanding of these creatures, with the ultimate goal of preserving their population for future generations.”

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

The weather is finally drying out after months of soaking rain. Anyone driving around Maleny recently would’ve noticed that many of the gum trees, Eucalyptus sp. suffered a lot of limb failures due to the wet conditions, with a particularly large one on Stanley River Road.

Fortunately, I’m not aware of any property damage having having occurred, but it shows how different weather events can affect different species. It also shows how gum trees are right up there in the 'dangerous tree' stakes. It’s quite a conundrum because they are also a highly valuable habitat tree.

I feel thankful that they are not particularly endemic to the Maleny Plateau, which tends to support more of the broad-leaved rainforest species which I love, so it is not too difficult for me to recommend removal when necessary.

Creating a Micro Forest - Part 1

To achieve the best possible outcomes for biodiversity, we would ideally replace every lawn and paddock with a diverse range of local plant species. For various practical reasons, such as space, time and budget constraints, this isn’t always possible. Small, dense plantings can be a more achievable method that can still enhance biodiversity and create a beautiful space for us to enjoy as well.

What is a micro forest? - Micro forest is a term to describe a small, densely mulched and planted area using a diverse range of local native species, usually covering an area of 20 to 300 square metres, although smaller or larger areas are certainly possible.

This revegetation method is inspired by the pioneering work of Japanese botanist, Dr Akira Miyawaki in the 1970s, as well as our own experiences with local plantings, and allows for a fast growth rate and the establishment of a canopy more quickly than traditional revegetation methods.

Benefits - By densely planting a diverse range of species that occur naturally in the area we can improve habitat and enhance biodiversity. Invertebrate species are quick to turn up in these plantings which in turn leads to birds, reptiles and amphibians soon following. Establishing a canopy quickly means that understorey species can be added sooner, thereby increasing biodiversity further.

The sheet mulching method used in this style of planting has the advantages of retaining moisture, building soil fertility, moderating temperatures, helping to suppress weeds and providing habitat for fungi and insects, plus being a cool shady environment to relax in and enjoy nature.

In a nutshell, they just get very big, very quickly and then start failing. This is less than ideal in a built environment.

They can be successfully managed by pruning, if you have a situation where the trees are already there, but if you’re considering planting one in your garden, I would strongly recommend considering another species.

As the weather starts to cool we are coming into an optimal time for making larger pruning cuts, to structurally and formatively manage the growth of your trees.

If you are considering proactively managing your trees, please reach out to us and our amazing team of arborists for an assessment or a quote.

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Is the Bible just a collection and fables?

Go to Luke 1: 1-4

Is the Bible some myth and some truth?

2nd Timothy 3:16-17 John 17:17

Is Jesus only meek and gentle?

John 2:13-25

How does Jesus judge hypocrites?

Matthew 23: 13-39

How will he judge you?

John 12: 42-50

Why do all of us need Jesus?

Philippians 2: 5-11

What must I do to be saved?

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Hinterland pushes tiny homes law

Agroup of hinterland individuals is leading a community response to the growing housing affordability crisis - starting with rewriting the Sunshine Coast Council local law that oversees tiny homes.

The Tiny Community Living Campaign group is pushing for Council to support a modified local law that will make it legal to permanently allow tiny homes on local private properties, with conditions.

Campaigner Helen Andrew (pictured), who has rewritten the ‘Establishment and Occupation of a Temporary Home’ local law, said the changes would allow one tiny home on a property of 800 square metres, with a sliding scale depending on property size, up to five tiny homes allowed on properties of 10 acres and larger.

Campaigner Helen Andrew

Helen noted there had been some claims that Council needed state government input to change the local laws, but that has proved to be incorrect.

“Our understanding is that, because it’s a subordinate law, our council has the ability to make local laws to fit the community’s needs, without state government involvement, except when it actually contravenes a state law,” she explained.

“There is no state law that says you have to have a permit, there is no state law that says you have to have a timeframe, and, to date, I have yet to find a state law that says it is only limited to one per property.

“The local law will still be in place because it ensures that people who are under that local law make sure they look after their waste and amenity, and care for the land,


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Currently, the local law allows only one ‘temporary’ house - that is, anything on wheels - for a maximum of four weeks in a 52-week period, unless the occupant has a permit, with conditions and for a $514 fee, that extends that to a maximum 18 months – rules leftover from when the law was meant for those living in temporary accommodation on their properties while having a house built.

Helen said councillors David Law (Division 10), Christian Dickson (6), and Joe Natoli (4) have all shown support for the new local law, as has new mayor Rosanna Natoli. She hopes new councillors will also support the idea, to garner the six votes required for its introduction.

“We’re asking our council to put that on the agenda of an ordinary meeting and vote for that new local law to come into place,” she said.

The group notes that evictions from tiny homes on private properties fails to recognise the current national housing crisis, fails to support the most vulnerable in the community, and simply shifts the 'problem' to different locations.

Some homeless residents camp at some local parksincluding at Conondale, Landsborough, Coolum, and the Maleny Showgrounds - for the allowable 72 hours, before being required to leave, by police or council officers, effectively forcing them to move between the locations every three days.

“Everybody wants this law,” said Helen. “All the community want it, the people want it, the people who have the houses want it, the people that don’t have the houses want it, we’re just waiting for the council to literally tick a box and sign on the dotted line, that’s all it’s going to take.

“We’ve even written the law for them.”

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