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KENILWO RTH Kenilworth Chook Chase 2013


s you would undoubtedly have noticed, the annual Kenilworth Chook Chase took place this year over the weekend of 27 and 28 July, and the Committee are proud to advise that as, in previous years, it was a terrific success. This annual event, which continues to grow in popularity each time it is held, with entrants eager to secure their place early once nominations open, brings dedicated bike riders into our township. With 325 main track entrants and numerous junior riders each of the two days, the atmosphere was again full of fellowship and exhilaration. Thankfully the weather held fine, with the wet in the preceding days making for an excellent ride. The camaraderie which is enjoyed is one of the main reasons enthusiasts are eager to register for the event, together with plenty of off-road activity over pre-defined tracks provided through the forestry and made available through the generous support and collaboration of Forestry Plantations Queensland and Department of Environment and Resource Management. Without their cooperation and assistance the event would not be possible, and we extend our thanks to them for once again working with the Chook Chase Committee. Much praise must go to the consortium of volunteers who generously gave of their time in many ways, and this can best be demonstrated by just a small sample of the comments received verbally and on the Facebook page of the Chook Chase: “Peta Lamb: What an amazing weekend! Thanks to the amazing volunteers and organisers! So friendly and helpful! We appreciate it! Also a huge thanks to all the fellow riders and campers - what an amazing sense of mateship I saw this weekend! Especially on the peewee and novice tracks! Loved seeing the ‘big kids’ there helping out the little ones (including my little girl)! Cheers to the Chook Chase! Looking forward to next year.

Richard Stroker: Awesome weekend thanks to all involved. A big thanks to the sweep riders on Saturday who assisted on the hard sections. You guys worked your backsides off. Also thanks to those who do all the pre work to make it all happen. I imagine it is a huge task. Sam Gospo: Awesome weekend! Big thanks to all the organisers and volunteers! Cheers! Will definitely be there next year! Is there a date for next year’s ride? Craig Watson: Thanks for hosting a fantastic ride Kenilworth. The attitude of the participants was one of patience and respect. We travelled from Gladstone and will be back again next year. We loved the mud and hills. Drove home with huge smiles on our faces. Thanks SES and all the volunteers that must work so hard to run these rides. Cheers everyone - travel safe.” Thanks go to those who organised and established where the ride would run. The sweeps who travelled from far and wide to maintain control and supervision of the riders, the SES who monitored the event, the Queensland Ambulance Service and Kenilworth First Response for their medical skills when required, the volunteers from Kenilworth Hall Committee, Kenilworth Swimming Pool, the Mary Valley Voice and the Kenilworth Pony Club and others who toiled over the two days. Then there are those who were involved in making sure the paper work was completed and attended to the nominations, and last but not least to you, the people of Kenilworth, for your understanding and friendship extended to our visitors. It just goes to show that, as we all know, community spirit is still alive and well in Kenilworth. Photo courtesy Leeanne Papas from Eelnahta photography • • 0406 832 153.



he Department of Transport and Main Roads is doing reconstruction work on the downhill section of the Obi Obi Road to stabilise the slopes and repair slip damage from the wet weather. With part of the downhill road closed, traffic is being diverted along George Wyer Scenic Drive as a single way under the control of two sets of traffic lights. Delays of up to ten minutes could occur so please take this into consideration when planning your use of the Obi Road. A compensation – the view over the valley coming down George Wyer Scenic Drive is breathtakingly beautiful. For up-to-date information on road conditions, please visit or phone 13 19 40. If you would like to register for e-mail updates, phone 1800 459 366 or e-mail

July 2013 KENILWORTH 58.5 mm of rain in July over 15 days. This is about the average for July based on records dating back to 1903. Report kindly submitted by Michael Pfeiffer August 21, 2013 |


KENILWO RTH September, 1949


he Nambour Chronicle published on September 9, 1949 listed the following Kenilworth News on page 2. SPORTS MEETING Mr. G.B. Sutton presided over a well-attended meeting of he Bushmen’s Carnival Committee. Arrangements are well in hand for the 17th September when the carnival is to be held. Working bees to finish work at the ground were arranged for Thursday and Tuesday. HALL COMMITTEE Mr. G.B. Sutton presided over the monthly meeting of the Kenilworth Hall Committee, which was held in the C.W.A. room on Monday night. Those present were:Messrs W.E. Sims (hon. sec.), W. Boxsell, N. Paulger, W.G. Hassall, L. Tanner, N. Pearce, T.R. Hassall, J. Rowe, B. Sutton. Accounts for the work being carried out at the hall was passed for payment. The alterations and extensions to the supper room are just about completed and with the Apollo boiler that has been installed the kitchen is now a very convenient place for all catering purposes. FRACTURED WRIST While cranking a utility at the Obi Obi Hall on Friday night, Mr. Alan Chaplin of Kenilworth, sustained a broken and dislocated wrist. He was driven to Cooroy Private Hospital, where he was admitted The accident has put him out of the finals of the tennis tournament now in progress. TENNIS Results in the tennis finals played on Sunday were: A grade men’s singles, G. Laffey; men’s doubles, Messrs Wood and A. McGinn; ladies singles Mrs E. Davie. B. grade men’s doubles, A. Crisp and B. Murtagh. SOCCER Kandanga soccer team visited Kenilworth on Sunday afternoon and played a practice match with the Kenilworth team. Much valuable practice is gained from this team, as it is composed mainly of Balts who are working in the Forestry plantations. The Balts referred to in this article would have been European refugees who were officially referred to as displaced persons. The Australian Government agreed to accept these people in July 1947. During this time, between 6000 and 8000 men and women were employed in Queensland. About 1000 were employed by the Department of Forestry. forind/forestry/forhistory.htm


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The earliest advertisements for the Bushmen’s Carnival found were for the September, 1948 event (Nambour Chronicle, 10.9.1948 p 4). The Bushmen’s Carnival advertises a Grand Ball at night – if anyone has photographs of those early balls the Show secretary would appreciate a copy for her archives.  As may be gathered from this article the show has always been run by volunteer workers.  If anyone would like to contribute to the success of this community event please contact Lolie Murtagh at Boxsells Real Estate and register your interest in helping out. Lenore Meldrum President Kenilworth & District Historical Assn Inc.



very warm welcome to Jeshanah Eames, our new school chaplain for Kenilworth State Community College and Conondale State School. We hope Jeshanah will be very happy here. St Luke’s and St John Bosco congregations were lucky enough to meet Jeshanah and friend Chris at our shared morning tea in July. St Luke’s Anglican community will be holding a street stall in Kenilworth on Saturday, 31 August – all your favourite goodies on sale! St Luke’s Anglican Church in Kenilworth will be celebrating the annual Patronal Day for St Luke on Sunday 20 October with a service at 9am followed by morning tea. Everyone is welcome to share this happy occasion with St Luke’s community. The next combined churches morning tea/lunch is on Thursday 29 August at 11am at McGinns Coffee Shop, Kenilworth. Everyone welcome. Enquiries – ph 54 460 171. A pastoral training day is being held on 27 August from 9:00 am till 2:30 pm at St Peter’s at Maroochydore. Cost $10 includes a manual and light lunch. Healing rooms are open at Maleny RSL rooms every Tuesday from 12 noon till 4pm. Enquiries –ph 5435 2941. Christian meditation is held every Wednesday at St Mary’s at Montville at 9:30 am and every Thursday at St John Bosco’s, Kenilworth  at 9:30 am. Enquiries – ph 54 460 312. St George’s Anglican Church at Maleny is celebrating its 20th anniversary on the week-end of 23/24 November 2013. Names of people who might like to be invited to the celebrations can be forwarded to Maleny Anglican Parish Office PO Box 265 Maleny 4552, e-mail angmaleny@  or phoning 54 999 130 (Monday/Tuesday 9am -12noon).

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nother enjoyable Book Club meeting was held on Thursday 1 August with great discussion and yummy supper! The book was “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett.

Set in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, in 1962, the story is woven around the lives of coloured maids working in white households and the relationships between the two groups. The story unfolds against the background of the rising demand for equality for Afro Americans. Yes, this is the well-known historical era of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks with predictable “master and slave” overtones but the novel is a real page-turner! We all agreed we just had to keep reading to find out what happened next, such was the powerful engagement with the characters and the suspense created by this clever author. The story also sparkled with humour that had the reader laughing out loud at times. All in all, a great read! There is also a movie which keeps pretty much to the story. Of course, we discussed the injustices of the then strong anti-Negro ethos in parts of USA and comparisons were drawn to the way our own indigenous people and the black-birded South Sea Islanders had been treated. A lively discussion developed around having servants to help in the house as several of our members had lived in countries where this was the norm. It was interesting to note that the relationship protocols between “mistress and servant” were actually set by the servants themselves and strictly adhered to. The book for the October meeting is “Sweet Tooth” by well-known British author, Ian McEwan. It’s a spy story set during the Cold War. Someone asked recently what kinds of books we read for Book Club. The answer is “as wide a range as possible”. We’ve read historical and modern Australian, British and American novels, murder mysteries, stories set in World War Two, funny and whimsical stories, biographies and non-fiction! A pretty wide range! Books we recommend include “Call the Midwife” by Jennifer Worth, “Longbourn” by Jo Baker (the servants’ perspective of Jane Austen’s Bennett family), “Mullumbimby” by Melissa Lucashenko, set in – well, Mullumbimby - where else? And “Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge” by Pam Williams. Come and join us at our next Book Club evening on Thursday 3 October at 7pm at the Arts Council rooms behind Kenilworth Library. Happy reading!

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BN Co has withdrawn its Development Application with Sunshine Coast Council for a proposed Fixed wireless facility at the Council depot in Alexandra St Kenilworth. This Development Application has been withdrawn by NBN Co while it investigates viable alternatives at Kenilworth that are less visually intrusive. NBN Co is grateful for the constructive feedback that we have received over the last few weeks regarding alternative sites. We will now investigate those alternative sites. We look forward to holding a second Community Information Session at Kenilworth to advise of the new proposal as soon as possible. With regards to safety, the proposed facility is transmitting a radio signal – the same kind of signal as radio and television broadcasts, emergency service communications, and paging networks,  which we have been living with for generations.  Licensed radio frequency transmitters, including the NBN’s fixed wireless communications facilities and commercial radio and TV broadcast towers, are regulated to protect all people in all environments, 24-hours a day. Contrary to claims, radio communications facilities are permitted within 500m of schools in NSW (and everywhere else in Australia). That is because the national safety regulations affecting all radio communications operate by placing a limit on the strength of the radio signal that our antennas can transmit. They do not impose  any distance-based restrictions for the general public.  That is why radio communications facilities are found in every environment – including in schools and on hospitals all over the country. All NBN fixed wireless facilities operate safely and responsibly, at radio signal strengths thousands of times below national and World Health Organisation (WHO) Standards. We look forward to making a new proposal at Kenilworth that is less visually intrusive, and delivers much improved broadband connectivity to this village.  Joe Dennis Media Relations, NBNCo Limited

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KENILWO RTH Postal Notes


t has been some time since the last Postal Notes appeared in the Mary Valley Voice and we are happy to update you on the services we can provide to the local community. We at the Kenilworth Post Office have adopted the slogan “More than just a Post Office”. We try quite hard to expand the range of services that can be offered locally to avoid the need to travel to the coast and queue for long periods for service. With this in mind, Kenilworth Post Office has recently acquired a camera and printer to produce passport and ID photos. These can be taken on the spot and processed within approximately 5-10 minutes. The photos can be used to apply for a passport as well as for any other purposes where an ID photo is required (eg, shooter’s licence or licence to perform high risk work). Each sheet of ID photos contains eight individual colour photos and costs $16.95.

As well as looking after your currency needs, Kenilworth Post Office can offer you travel insurance for $5.00 or $10.00 per day, depending on your travel destination. We have Prepaid TravelSim cards which can be used in most countries to keep in contact with friends and relatives through your mobile phone. In most cases, the call rates are cheaper than using international roaming. If you are travelling, we can also offer a mail hold or mail redirection service while you are away. So, apart from the actual passport interview, you can arrange most of your travel requirements here in the Valley. Again, all this and more is available at the Kenilworth Post Office, which is open Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday 8.30am to 12.00pm. Come in and say hello. Robyn and Michael Pfeiffer



ongratulations to Rachael, Bronte, Jodi, Lana, Matilda, Abi, Alice and Erin (pictured) for placing 4th in the March Past at Gympie Gymkhana on Sunday 29 July. Trophy recipients included Erin Lisett (4th 9years), Matilda (1st 13years), Alice (3rd 14years), Bronte (4th 15years), Rachael (3rd Associates) and Sonia (2nd Seniors).

Whilst we are unable to conduct the actual passport interview, this ID Photo service now complements the existing range of travel services available at Kenilworth Post Office and means that our customers can obtain most of their travel requirements locally at any time the Post Office is open. Australia Post, through the Kenilworth Post Office, offers the following travel money options, with $0 commission: • Load&Go Travel Card (Visa) • Multi-currency Cash Passport (Mastercard) • AMEX Global Travel Card (American Express) Each of these cards can have multiple currencies loaded onto them and the exchange rate at the time of purchase is set and will not vary. Additional funds can be loaded onto these cards at any time. They can be used at most ATM’s overseas, as well as in shops and restaurants. They work like any other credit card and are PIN protected. Customers can also order foreign cash from American Express through our Post Office. Order before 12.00pm on any weekday (or before 11am during daylight saving hours) and the cash will be available for collection from us the next working day. Again, Australia Post does not charge any commission on these transactions, although there may be variations in the exchange rate that each issuing company charges. The Australia Post website has a foreign currency convertor section which will give you the current exchange rates offered by each of the above forms of Foreign Currency.

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Pomona Pony Club hosted their gymkhana on Sunday 4 August on a beautiful sunny winter day. KPC was again well represented with Caeli, Lana, Alice, Matilda, Bronte, Jodi, Rachael and Sonia. The sportsmanship and care these riders display for their horses should be commended. Trophies were awarded due to the partnerships of Matilda and Baronia Jimbo (1st 13years), Alice and Checkers (3rd 14years), Rachael and LJ (2nd 7-25years) and lastly our chief instructor Sonia and Mysti (4th 26+years). KPC Members recently helped at the fantastic Chook Chase, a great economic boost for our town. We thank the Kenilworth Hall Committee for organising this event that raises considerable funds for community organisations in our town and help to improve the great community owned facilities our town has (showgrounds, pool, multipurpose ovals) and to support first class services such as first response, SES and our own publishing medium, The Mary Valley Voice. Great job Kenilworth! Our next muster is on Saturday 31 August. Our muster includes flatwork with Melissa Flood, sporting and games with Sonia and Rachael Law, jumping with our visiting instructor and theory lessons in the care of horse, equipment and rider. Pictured is Erin Lisett on her pony Flower who won the 4th place trophy for the 9 year olds at the Gympie Gymkhana on Sunday 29th July.

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he Hinterland Connect Bus Service (Maleny via Mapleton to Nambour and return) operates Monday to Friday but not on Saturday or Sunday. Kenilworth residents are able to access this service via Flexilink but trips must be booked at least two hours ahead. The Kenilworth to Mapleton trial will continue on Saturdays and public holidays if booked. The trial service operates on a pre-booked basis three return trips per day Monday to Saturday with a $2 single fare (adults) and $1 (children). Book by phoning 1300 511 163 at least two hours in advance. The Flexilink service is an initiative of the Sunshine Coast Council Public Transport levy. This is a great initiative but has one drawback. The service takes passengers to Mapleton on the Hinterland Connect bus to Nambour Railway station but does not always link up with the rail time table, either departing from or arriving at Nambour. An example – the train arrives at Nambour from Brisbane at 5:11pm but the bus leaves the station at 5:10pm. When queried, one bus driver said the buses were not intended to connect with the trains! One wonders why not! For more info, collect a brochure from your local Kenilworth library, visit or or phone customer service on 5475 7272 or Glasshouse Country Coaches on 5496 9249.


During the week of THE GUTSY CHALLENGE, students will be coordinating a Mini Fruit and Vegetable Harmony Day and a Fruit and Vegetable Challenge (for those who don’t like fruit or vegetables). A food diary for the week will be provided to all those students participating in THE GUTSY CHALLENGE. As part of our fundraising efforts, each student who participates in THE GUTSY CHALLENGE is asked to donate $1 per day (that’s $7 for the week) to aid gastro-intestinal cancer research. THE GUTSY CHALLENGE provides Kenilworth students with the opportunity to do something good for themselves and those less fortunate.



s part of the health and wellness project, a number of Kenilworth State Community College Prep-Year 1 students have been participating in an “eat what you grow” program by utilising what is grown In the Prep-Year 1 garden and creating edible delicacies in the Home Economic kitchen. To date the budding gardeners and chefs have prepared Zucchini Slice, Carrot Cake and Tomato Relish to share with their classmates. With seasons changing, the garden has been weeded and prepared for the spring. All this has been made possible through the generosity of Kenilworth Rural Supplies who have donated fertiliser, mulch, seedlings, advice and encouragement.

Wednesday 21 August 9am – 12pm: Ian Rye tells us what services are available from Centrecare for seniors in Kenilworth. Thursday 22 August: What Family History is available on line at your local library with Tony. Tuesday night 10 September from 6pm: See the night sky through Ron’s astounding telescope. Bookings are encouraged. Please ring 5472 3223 and leave your name and phone number. All sessions are free, and light refreshments are provided.



uring 2013, a number of Kenilworth State Community College students have been participating in a health and wellness project. A group of these students have chosen to support and promote THE GUTSY CHALLENGE, a healthy and educational fundraiser for gastro-intestinal cancer research, during the week commencing Monday 9 September. Students who take THE GUTSY CHALLENGE will eat two fruit and four vegetables as part of their daily diet every day for one week. THE GUTSY CHALLENGE provides real motivation for students to eat healthy foods.



eep your eyes peeled on Thursday 22 August, for storybook characters of all shapes and sizes who will visit the main street of Kenilworth to celebrate Children’s Book Week. Kenilworth State Community College students are able to show off their favourite storybook characters to the public during the annual Book Week walk through the township. It is anticipated that a number of famous characters will be participating, with a rumoured appearance of Pippi Longstocking. August 21, 2013 |


MARY VALLEY Scarecrows are coming out to play


he Mary Valley is turning tradition on its ear this year with the annual Scarecrow Festival about to kick off on September 14 and will run until October 18! The stuffed figures will be popping up on country roads and busy streets for the official festival from September 14October 18. Registrations open on August 19 and scarecrows should be up on September 14. Categories are Open, Traditional and Child (5-15yrs). You can choose to make a traditional ‘crow or enter something extraordinary in the artistic category. There is also a children’s category for five to 15-year-old scarecrow creators. How to make your ‘crow: You can make a simple “skeleton” from two wooden pieces like broomsticks by binding them together to form a cross. Use a pillowcase or a pumpkin or similar for a head (remember that a pumpkin will shrink overtime). Paint a face and put head on the top of the cross. For hands and legs put a shirt over your cross-shaped frame and use gloves for hands or tie the ends of the sleeves so the stuffing will stay inside. Put the pants on and leave enough wood at the bottom of the leg to stake your scarecrow in the ground. Traditionally stuffing is made of straw or hay, but you can use clothing, plastic bags or even newspapers. Stuff the pants first, tuck the shirt in, button and zip the pants. Tie rope or twine around the waist to act as a belt. Stuff the shirt arms first, then the rest of the torso. Then accessories to your heart’s content. Find out more by emailing or visit You can pick up a registration form from the following locations: Conondale Shop, Kenilworth Information Centre, Ridges Shop at Poulson Road, Mary Valley Traders (hardware store) at Imbil, Kandanga Information Centre. All Entries must be submitted by 10 September, 2013. SCARECROWS ON DISPLAY SATURDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER

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Mary Valley Men’s Shed keeps busy


he men folk of the Mary Valley are strengthening their networks and keeping their hands busy at the Mary Valley Men’s Shed in Kandanga. It’s a place where the guys can tinker with some machinery, try their hand at woodwork, and have a cuppa and a chat, according to shed coordinator Ken Ward. They get together weekly on a Saturday from 6pm, underneath the Kandanga Information Centre in Main Street, Kandanga. The activity has paid off, with a range of native bee hives for sale at various valley outlets, and the restoration of a dilapidated bingo machine for the Imbil Mary Valley Scout Group. The machine was donated to the Men’s Shed in a very run down state, with rotten timber and a decidedly worn-out appearance. The men completely rebuilt the unit and donated it to the Scouts for their Saturday afternoon bingo. Now they are turning their attention to a model train set that was also donated to the shed. It consists of a 3m by 2.4m layout on a table with several locomotives and their carriages, and the men are currently getting their heads around the running of the set up. Mr Ward said the group is keen to move out of the info centre and to find a big enough home in which all the activities can be done. “Once we have that then we would be able to do many other things, from 3D printing to wood and metal work,” he said.

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Rural land managers, scientists and community members are invited to attend and provide input to improve riparian practices for the benefit of the wider community. For more information or to confirm your attendance, email or call the MRCCC on 5482 4766. You can also request a copy of the brochure to be mailed out if you are unable to attend the forum. Pictured: MRCCC Operations Manager, Brad Wedlock and Threatened Species Catchment Officer, Eva Ford with the new Mary River brochure which is available free to the community.

Mary Valley Stags rugby league updates he importance of riparian health is the subject of a new brochure to be launched by Ian Mackay, Chair of the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC), at a Rivercare Forum at Cooran Hall on Thursday 22 August 2013. The highly informative Mary River brochure was developed by Cooran creative designer Liz Capelin as a component of the Mary River Restoration Stories Project, which is funded by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country Program. As well as highlighting why riparian health is important, the Mary River Brochure also celebrates two decades of riparian rehabilitation in the Mary Catchment, and reflects on challenges faced and lessons learned.  Riparian health refers to the health of every living thing on the banks of a natural watercourse. In the Mary Catchment, many threatened plants and animals depend on a healthy riparian zone. These include the Mary River cod, the Giant barred frog, the Mary River Turtle and the Australian Lungfish. The riparian zone is also important in the estuary where mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses stabilise sand and riverbanks, and are essential for many species of fish, dugong, marine turtles and migratory birds.  The Rivercare Forum at Cooran Hall will focus on the future of river restoration in the Mary Catchment and the establishment of stronger networks to foster rivercare activities.  The forum will start at 9am and finish at 3.30pm and will include a short walk to the federally endangered riparian vegetation community on Six Mile Creek.


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he Stags are final bound after finishing in second place on the Sunshine Coast Gympie Rugby League C Grade competition ladder. Final points at the end of fixtures are: Pomona-Cooran Cutters 32 competition points Mary Valley Stags 30 Beerwah Bulldogs 28 Kilcoy Yowies 22 Beachmere Pelicans 20 The first semi-final was played at Kandanga Jack Spicer oval on Saturday 17 August hosted by the Mary Valley Stags between: Qualifying Semi-final

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Elimination Semi-final Kilcoy v Beachmere Pomona Cooran will host the second semi-final the following week-end on Saturday 24 August which Pomona Cooran will play the winner of the Stags and the Bulldogs and the looser of that game will play the winner of the Yowies and Pelicans. The Grand Final will be held at the Stockland Park Stadium Kawana on Saturday 7 September. Stay tuned to see who the finalists will be.



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“Everyone told us the Showground was one of the best night events we’ve done on the Sunshine Coast, so we’re keen to do it again next year,” Mr Bailey said. “The flood-lit Nambour showgrounds were an ideal facility. Its internal road network, centre ring and undercover grandstand was the perfect facility for the opening stage of the event and we will be applying to the managers for a date to use it again in 2014 as soon as we have our own event date confirmed by the international motorsport authorities. With that locked away, we will put our efforts into making it a bigger and better show for spectators.” After the Friday-night opening, the rally also visited Caloundra, Kenilworth, Imbil, Pomona and the Ettamogah Pub at Palmview on a schedule of competition stages and stopovers across the weekend. The “Pomona Dash” stage on the Saturday was praised as one of the best rally stage in Australia. “This is currently Australia’s biggest annual championship rally, which brings an estimated $6 million in economic benefit and wide international media and television exposure to the region. “It has terrific potential as one of the Sunshine Coast’s major sports festivals and we look forward to working with our government partners and engaging the local business community more to make it even bigger.” Mr Bailey said. The rally was won by the 22-year-old Finnish Rally Champion Esapekka Lappi, driving a factory-backed Skoda Fabia for the Indian MRF Team. While the event was deemed a success overall, it was marred by a crash on the final day that claimed the life of co-driver James McIntosh and seriously inured driver Grant Brecknell. It was the first fatal crash in the rally’s 45year history. The 2013 FIA Pacific Rally Championship will resume in Malaysia on 23-25 August and continue in Japan, China and Thailand. The International Rally of Queensland is supported through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Regional Development Program as part of a growing calendar of events across the State. The International Rally of Queensland also is supported by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Photo: International Rally of Queensland winners celebrate –  Jeremy Rogers photo.



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Our front cover story • MOTOWN - No tent or van? No worries! Stay at our “Tent Motel”! Cabin style tents complete with an awning, carpet, 12v light, beds and roll up windows. We will even supply your bed linen etc! The lineup features Aussie rock goddess, Dallas Frasca and the amazing guitar rip, Jeff Curran back in the country after an awesome European summer tour; the one and only Mojo Webb with popular band The Walters, people’s choice Devil’s Kiosk and Moth Wing plus many more! Where: Lot 3, Mitchell Creek Road, Upper Kandanga, Mary Valley, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. All the details and very affordable online tickets visit or like us on


eaturing more than 80 of Australia’s electrifying rock and blues artists, including rock goddess Dallas Frasca, the 2013 Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest falls on the first weekend of school holidays, 20-22 September. It will be an authentic ‘big’ weekend music and food experience with local produce Marry Valley Flavours! “Come out to play” dance, eat, laugh and camp with friends in the Sunshine Coast’s lush hinterland but secure your tickets now as Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest promises a unique, inspirational weekend for music and food lovers alike. This year’s festival sets itself apart with: • One major stage alternating with a smaller second stage, so festival goers won’t miss a band or artist;


Are you interested in Tourism? ould you like to learn more about our wonderful region?

Destination Gympie Region (the tourism arm of Gympie Regional Council) manages the Visitor Information Centre’s at Lake Alford in Gympie, and Matilda Roadhouse at Kybong. As a Volunteer you will mix with, and inform, Australian and International visitors to our region. If you enjoy meeting people... If you have a passion for everything our region has to offer... then Destination Gympie Region would like to meet with you. For further infocontact Keith Davis on 0427 197 518.

• Intimate capacity set on 90 acres, so people can get lost in the music without getting lost in massive crowds; • Free exclusive camping areas, fresh locally produced food on offer and BYO alcohol, which means toilets, showers, food and drink queues won’t be a problem yippie! • Festival Party Buses. Making your way to the festival has become even easier with party buses going to and from Brisbane Cooroy train station and all stops up the Sunshine Coast. Simply book when you buy your festival pass! • Show N Shine. Show off your vintage rod, bike or vintage car to win prizes. • Vintage Caravan Run. Vintage Caravan Magazine says that all of you vintage caravaners ought to join the run and delight in the wonders of the 2013 Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest! Email au after you book your tickets to let them know you are a part of our adorable campout! And, you never know, you’re classic vintage caravan may win one of many prizes too. • Prizes for best dressed individuals and groups - fun, funky or simply stylish!

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Bring pink sunglasses if you have them or be dazzled by the delicious pink themed High Tea (catering by McGinns of Kenilworth). Tickets are $39 per person and available at Kelli’s Place Hair Design, 19 Elizabeth St, Kenilworth or phone 5446 0155 to book. Be quick as there are limited numbers and all proceeds to Cancer Council Qld.

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2013. Chicks in the Sticks 2013 High Tea will be another gracious, elegant afternoon with friends while the local organisers ensure everyone has a fabulous time at beautiful Yabbaloumba Retreat, Booloumba Creek Road, via Kenilworth. Time to arrive is 1.00pm to 5.00pm with High Tea around 2.00pm and features a huge charity auction as well as a fashion parade by Rather Bizr of Maleny and Affordable on Elizabeth from Kenilworth. There will be pink bubbles on arrival with wonderful prizes for • Best Dressed Table (10 prizes) • Pay before Sept 1 (Father’s Day) prize • Chick in the Stick prize • Best Hat prize and many more.

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he Real Food Festival is on again in Maleny on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September and if you haven’t been before you’re in for a real treat. The event showcases a wonderful variety of food that Sunshine Coast producers, retailers and restaurants have to offer, and it’s a brilliant way to talk, taste and buy from them. There are a number growers from the Mary Valley taking part in the activities throughout the weekend and it’s a great way to show your support for the best locally grown produce on the Sunshine Coast. Recently I spent a wintry night sleeping on cardboard in the centre of Nambour with a number of other community members. The sleep-out was an organised event to raise awareness that every night people in Sunshine Coast towns sleep on the streets, in their cars or in shelters. Thank you to Suncoast Care for the support services they provide such as, a low-cost food co-op, emergency relief and soup cafes in various locations. Congratulations to the organisers of the different events that have brought so many visitors to Kenilworth over the past few weeks. Kenilworth was packed over the Chook Chase weekend and Ride4Hope is also set to inject new energy into our great town. With spring around the corner we have even more social events on the community calendar to look forward to and I want to thank the people working behind the scenes to bring colour, joy and prosperity to Kenilworth. Catch you in the Valley. Cr Greg Rogerson

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ary Valley properties and the State Govt Mary Valley Economic Devt. Group.

41 properties have settled with another six under contract and four properties under negotiation. There are currently six properties for sale with another 10 to be listed soon. An auction, for the sale of 10 properties will be on Saturday 31 August. There have now been over 170 expressions of interest (EOI) received from people wanting to undertake a business enterprise in the Mary Valley. The Tenant Purchase Scheme (TPS) closed on the 31 May with 109 tenants applying. A preliminary assessment has identified that 91 tenants are eligible to proceed. Grow with the Mary Valley - A statewide marketing campaign over the next two months will be instigated by the State Government to restore private ownership and economic development to the region, with comprehensive

print advertising in newspapers and magazines, along with several billboards on the Bruce Highway. Once again the Qld International Rally was a huge success for the Mary Valley, bringing thousands of people from all over the world to our area. The curtain raiser at the Nambour Showgrounds on the Friday night was also a wonderful addition to the event. My condolences to the family of the codriver tragically killed on the Sunday. Lake Alford Flood Marker - With funding in part from the State Government Resilience Programme, a Flood Marker (think of a totem pole) is to be erected at Lake Alford and will show 12 coloured rings fixed at heights that relate to historical floods in the Gympie region. A sign at the foot of the pole will provide information matching the coloured ring to provide other flood related info. Once again GR Council is offering the Free Trees for Rates program across the shire. There are vouchers included in your rates notices and these can be swapped for trees at Landcare in Old Maryborough Road in Gympie. Or, if you don’t want the tree why not pool the vouchers for one of your community groups. Councils Newly Adopted Town Plan is now online at www. The plan has been adopted and commenced being implemented on Monday 1 July 2013. I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) is a project which has been adopted by communities across Australia. Put simply, you enter the letters ICE into you address list on your mobile phone and if you are involved in an accident the emergency authorities can find your emergency contact details and or next of kin. “Easy As” For up coming events, or to register your own community event go to the page and check out what’s happening in our region on the Destination Gympie Region Website. First Response Training at Imbil Fire Station 1st and 3rd Thurday evening of the month, all welcome, training and uniforms included for volunteers.

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Get the early bird rates discount Take advantage of a 5 per cent early bird discount by paying your rates by 23 August. The quickest way to pay your rates is using MyCouncil— council’s online system—there’s a link on the homepage of council’s website. For more payment options check your rates notice or visit council’s website.

Nambour Showgrounds You are invited to have your say on the draft Nambour Showgrounds Master Plan. View the plan at the Nambour Showgrounds Administration Ofce, at Nambour Library or by visiting council’s website. Submissions close 30 August.

Apply for a RADF grant Are you a professional artist, arts worker or organisation with an exciting project coming up? Apply now for funding with the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). Grants up to $10,000 are available. Visit council’s website for details and to apply. Call a RADF liaison ofcer on 5441 8616 if you need help with your application.

SCAP T3 at the Butter Factory Don’t miss the exhibition of emerging tertiary artists vying for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize Tertiary category (SCAP T3) at the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre until 5 October. A range of public programs runs with the exhibition. Find out more from council’s gallery website or call the BFAC on 5454 9050.

Individual development grants Do you know someone representing the Sunshine Coast by performing, competing or presenting at a national or international level? Council’s Individual Development grants can assist with expenses including travel and accommodation. Visit council’s website to nd out more.

Council meetings Ordinary Meeting 9am 22 August, Nambour 07 5475 7272

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Grow your own food and take control of your health

earn how to really appreciate the value of fresh, home-grown food in your own backyard, balcony, school or community garden at free Organic Home Gardening sessions at Sunshine Coast Council libraries during August and September 2013. Growing your own food is all about taking control of your health and saving money. Join presenter and author Leonie Shanahan who will take you through the basics of growing organic food that will give you healthy herbs, salads and vegetables.   In this session you will learn about: • soils, compost, worm castings and minerals • types of gardens (pots, tanks, hay, in-ground and more) • when to plant seedlings and how to look after them. Register today in one of the following sessions to find out more: Cooroy Sat 24 August 9.30am to 11am PH 5446 9298 • 0413 012 398 Maleny Thurs 22 August 1pm to 2.30pm Residential • Rural • Commercial Nambour Wed 11 Sept. 2pm to 3.30pm New work, Repairs, Renovations Noosa Sunday 8 Sept. 10.30am to noon


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lessed are we to open either a front or back door and view our fabulous Sunshine Coast Hinterland in her candid splendor. Each year our family has overseas visitors drop by during their six week Australian summer break. They love nothing more than several farm escape trips and thoroughly enjoy what Obi Obi has to offer. Both families enjoy having fun and devouring great food. Also high on the agenda are adventures down the Obi Obi Creek, a camp fire, motorbike riding, game playing and just plain old enjoying each others company. We had a wonderful “Kenilworth adventure day” with glorious fun at the Kenilworth park being the highlight of their trip. My friend’s daughter commented, “Wow, how cool is this little town”. Effortlessly voiced from the mouth of a babe who has travelled extensively around the world. In addition, my friend stated that in all of her worldly travels you can tell who the country people are. She says there’re noticeably different – in a good way of course. They’re more relaxed, like having simple fun and they love nothing more than being part of the countryside. Essentially, I believe we all crave humble grounding experiences. Keep company with those who make you happy. Even enrich the experience to greater heights and keep that company whilst engaging in nature. Here’s our delicious banana ice-cream recipe. Place four peeled bananas in the freezer and freeze overnight. Ensure the bananas are ripe i.e. my kids call it the “leopard skin” look on the skin. Place the frozen bananas and 250g frozen raspberries in a food processor or blender. On high, process until smooth. Serve immediately. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust. MM of Obi Obi.

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CLUB FED Federal Memorial Hall operates fortnightly on Friday nights, and is an opportunity to catch up with locals, have a cheap meal and drinks, in a friendly family oriented space. Kitchen operates from 6 to 8 pm, and the bar is open until later. Pool table, air hockey, and ball games for the children. The hall is available for hire. Enquiries to Zani 5485 1118 or Jenny 5485 1580.

AMAMOOR SCHOOL P&C Meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 3.15 pm at school. Enquiries to 5401 1333.

Federal Playgroup - Federal Memorial Hall Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 9.15am - 11.30am. Phone Lisa: 0439 732 444.

Amamoor Country Craft 5488 4148 Friends of Amamoor 5484 3278 JP Cynthia Hayes 5484 3694 Amamoor Hall Bookings 5488 4313 Craft Shop Betty 5484 3640 Markets 1st Saturday Sarah 5484 3311

AMAMOOR CHURCHES • Mary Valley Uniting Church - Amamoor Sunday service 10 am. Rev. Iain Watt 5488 6752 • Mary Valley Wesleyan Methodist Church - Rev. Brian Brown 5484 3687 or 5484 3640 a/h


VALLEY BEES Athol Craig on 5482 3637 or email

GHEERULLA HALL HIRE - available for rental - enquiries Heather 5472 3297 orLenore 5472 3090. Visit website for booking form - www.gheerulla.qld. au President is Dennis Wagner, Secretary/Treasurer Heather Wagner, Vice President Blair Meldrum. TENNIS Gheerulla Tennis Club - Jessie Wood 5446 0197 Melba Woods (court bookings) 5446 0242 Social tennis will be played at Gheerulla tennis courts Tuesdays starting at 9.30 am. Beginners most welcome. Enquiries to 5446 0197.



NOOSA & DISTRICT SPIRITUALIST CHURCH Tinbeerwah Hall, Sunrise Rd, Tinbeerwah Service at 3pm each 2nd & 4th Sunday - All welcome - 5442 5072

Veterinary Surgery (24hr) Vet Peter Agnew 5447 0325 BELLI HALL OLD TIME DANCE MEETINGS: 2nd Tuesday after a dance at 7.30pm in the hall. All local residents are welcome to attend. www.


Brooloo Hall Group Inc President Deb Williams 5484 5597 Secretary Maureen Lisle 5484 5848 Treasurer Gary Lisle 5484 5848


• CONONDALE PLAYGROUP - Every Friday 9.30 - 11am at Conondale School. Wendy Sholley 5494 4516. • SOCCER AT CONONDALE School oval Saturdays from 9am. Enquiries to 5494 4571. • SAN TEAKWONDO Conondale Hall Thursday 4:30 - 6pm. Norm Taylor 0428 712 883 or email :


• COORAN STATE SCHOOL: 31 James St, Cooran 4569. Ph 5480 8333. Opened in July 1890, it is the oldest school in the district. P&C president: Jill Lowth, vice-president Ruth Berlin, Sec Andrew Jacques, treasurer Mimi Morrow, assistant-sec Belinda Simonsen, fundraising co-ordinator Zymar Mulcahy. • TALL TREES ART EXHIBTION 19th & 20th May, 2012 on Facebook Tall Trees Art Exhibition or


Cooroy Churches Hinterland Christian Centre 113 Marara Street Sundays 9 am ‘Celebration Service’ Sundays 6 pm ‘Sunday Night Live’ Pastors Brian and Pearl Clothier 5447 7298? PLAYGROUP held every Wednesday at 9-11am in the Activity Hall at Cooroy State School. For details call 5472 2100.


JP (Qual) Elaine Bradley 5484 3749 Dagun State School 5484 3232 Dagun Community Group 5484 3576 / 5484 3197 DAGUN Growers Markets every Saturday from 2-5pm. Contact Lesa Bell for newsletters / updates email -


SPIRITUAL CENTRE Eumundi CWA Hall 2nd & 4th Sunday. Healing 10 am. Service 10.15 am. Guest speaker. Rev. Laine Harry 5449 0937.



IMBIL MEDICAL SERVICES • MEDICAL: Monday 1-5 pm RSL Hall; • The Imbil Clinic at 6 Imbil Island Road, Imbil. Opening Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 5.00pm phone 5488 6868. Outside these hours: Cooroy 5442 6833 (until 5.30 pm) - 0408 713 395 a/h • Range of Motion PHYSIO - 5478 6600 • Imbil PHARMACY Dispensary Hours: Monday to Friday 2pm to 5pm (Closed Public Holidays) 5488 6699 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Glenda at Police Station when open • JP Alan Lutton 5484 5182 • Kathy Worth JP 5484 5178 • Imbil District Amateur Swimming Club - Ray McNab Pres. 5484 5109 a/h • IMBIL TENNIS CLUB: Juniors – Friday U10’s 4-5pm; O10’s 5-6pm; Ladies’ tennis - Mondays 5-7pm, Men’s tennis - Thursdays 5-7pm, Sunday interclub competitions, BBQ last Friday/month. Professional coaching terms 2 and 3 Saturdays, all age groups. Tiffany McCarthy 5405 9138 or 0448 897721 • Mixed Social Tennis Fri 6 pm & Sun 12 pm - Coaching Sat Terms 2 & 3 • IMBIL BOWLING CLUB: 5484 5102 • IMBIL GIRL GUIDES: Wed, Guide Hut, 4-6pm; Jenece Drake 5484 5629 or Amanda Toombs 5488 4086 • IMBIL KARATE CLUB: Steve Gorlick 5488 6862 • IMBIL MARY VALLEY SCOUT: Group Leader Ray McNab 5484 5109 Scouts: Monday 5-7 pm, Cub Scouts: Tuesday 3.30-5.30 pm • IMBIL WALKING CLUB: Shellie Johns 5484 5455. • Imbil Rural Watch - Rob Priebe – Coordinator 5484 5216 • MARY VALLEY STATE COLLEGE (P-Yr10): 15 Edward St, Imbil 4570. Principal Neil Mahoney 5488 5333 • P&C - ring School. • MV Child Care: 35 William St, Imbil 5484 5560. (Long Day Care) • Imbil Seniors Group 0421 362 117 • RSL Mary Valley Sub Branch - meets every 3rd Sunday of the month at 10 am. • RSL Hall bookings - Ian Stubbins 5484 5365 IMBIL PUBLIC LIBRARY 5484 5488 - Tues & Thurs 9.30 am – 12.30 pm, Wed & Fri 2-5 pm • Imbil Public Hall Bookings - Val Sykes 5484 5298 • Mainly Music (up to school age) - Meets every Tues 9.30 am at Imbil Church Hall - Belinda 5488 6480 MARY VALLEY SHOW SOCIETY Barry Grainger (President) 5484 3680, Vicki Waller 5484 5441 and Naomi Cooney 5488 4379 (Vice Presidents)- Jo Robey (Secretary) 5484 5178 - Lyndall Ensbey (Treasurer) 5484 3267 - Jo Robey (Hall Bookings) 5484 5178 MARY VALLEY ARTS FESTIVAL - or ring Jan Watt 0437 733 383. MARY VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC. Col Huddy, president 5488 6681 or 0400 476 118 or Meet every third Tuesday at Imbil RSL, 6pm MARY VALLEY INC. President Graham Miller, secretary Kaili Parker-Price (5484 5338, 0447 053 244) - more info

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IMBIL SWIMMING CLUB: Thurs. 6pm, Imbil pool, Ray McNab 5484 5109 THE SAFE & CONFIDENT LIVING PROGRAM Imbil Uniting Church Hall, Elizabeth St 9.30–11.30 am. Enquiries to 5443 7281 or Upper Mary Valley Care 5446 0820. IMBIL JUNIOR BOWLS Imbil Bowls Club Sunday 10am - 12noon. IMBIL INDOOR BOWLS Imbil Hall Fri. Imbil hall, 12.30pm, Val Sykes 5484 5298. IMBIL SOCIAL TENNIS Imbil town courts. Tuesday and Thursday 4.30 – 5.30 pm, Wednesday and Friday 6 pm. Enquiries to Tiffany 5484 5073. IMBIL RED CROSS OP SHOP Wednesday, Friday & Sunday 8.30am – 1.30pm. IMBIL CHURCHES • Mary Valley Uniting Church - Imbil Sunday Service 8.30am, Sunday School 8.30am - Rev Margaret Stehbens mob 0407 831 310 • Imbil Gospel Hall – W & S Walsh 5449 0728 or C R Smith 5482 5471 • Lutheran Church – F Rasenberger 5482 1435 • Anglican Church – Richard Martin 5482 2629 MV CLASSICAL YOGA: Maureen Lisle 5484 5848 FAR A WAY RIDERS ASS: Bob Sample 5447 0076 MV PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: Brett Watson 5484 5455 MARY VALLEY PONY CLUB: Loris Hinds 5484 5458 after 6pm MARY VALLEY RANGERS SOCCER CLUB: Peter Deschamps 5484 3384 MARY VALLEY RSL YOUTH GROUP: Michelle Coyle 5485 5452 PLAYGROUP ASS OF Qld Imbil: THURSDAY, Girl Guide Hut, 9-11.30am, Renita Gordon 5484 5573 SPORTS NUTRITION & WALKING GROUP: Shellie Johns 5484 5455 TAI CHI GROUP: Monday-Friday 6.30am-7.30am @ Imbil RSL Hall, Jenece Drake 5484 5629 - or Lynne Hogg 5484 5006 SPORTING SHOOTERS ASS AUSTRALIA (IMBIL BRANCH) INC: 0423 499334 YOGA: Lynne Hogg 5484 5006


Justices of the Peace: Adrienne Dan (CD) 5484 3382 Bronwyn Kerr Qual J.P., Kandanga Post Office 5484 3203 • Kandanga Bowls Club 5484 3253 • Kandanga Public Hall Bookings 5484 3454 or 5484 3493 a/h • Kandanga Tennis Club - Donald Grieves Secretary 5488 4329 • Wednesday Night Fixtures 6pm $5.00 tennis fee. BBQ and meat supplied for extra $2.00. Contact Julie 5484 3195. • Thursday afternoons Social Tennis, commencing 1.00pm. Contact Donald 5488 4329. FRIENDS OF KANDANGA Friends of Kandanga meet every third Wednesday of the month, Kandanga Information Centre 2pm. KANDANGA INFORMATION CENTRE Located next to the PO in Main St. PO Box 16 Kandanga 4570 • Ph 5488 4605 • Fax 5488 4608 • Open 7 days 10 am-4 pm, closed public holidays. Displaying community history, art gallery, book exchange library, internet cafe. Classes weekly – Leadlight, Woodwork, all reasonable rates. The Centre also caters for bus visits. Quotes obtainable from Friends of Kandanga 5488 4605. MARY VALLEY PROPERTIES QLD GOVT office. Open Thursdays 10am 4pm. Old Bank building, Main St, Kandanga.


KARI GALLERY 10a Elizabeth St, Kenilworth KENILWORTH & DISTRICT HISTORICAL MUSEUM - www.kenilworthmuseum. Sun. 10 am–2 pm - Adults $3, Children $1, Families $7. Groups by appointment: contact Lenore Meldrum 5472 3090 Mary Valley Voice - fortnightly community newspaper & website (2200 copies). All editorials to - Mail to PO Box 158, Kenilworth 4574 - (Veronika Spicer president, Shirley Moreland secretary, Blair Meldrum treasurer). Kenilworth town website - Kenilworth State Community College 5440 0555 - www.kenilworthscc. Kenilworth POST OFFICE 5446 0247 RACQ Kenilworth Garage 5446 0214 KENILWORTH FIRST RESPONSE – meeting at SES shed every second Monday at 7pm. Enquiries to President Wayne Lashmar 5446 0723 or Secretary Nina Cox 5472 3156. KENILWORTH FIRE BRIGADE training Tuesday at Kenilworth Fire Station 6.30 – 8.30 pm. KENILWORTH & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Meets in the KAC Shack 6 Elizabeth Street at 6 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. JUST WALK IT KENILWORTH Enquiries to Brenda 5446 0778 JUST WALK IT WALLI CREEK (Gumnut Park) Enquiries to Cheryl 5446 0350 KENILWORTH LIBRARY - Elizabeth Street Kenilworth • Mon, Tues, Wed,

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Thurs 2 – 5, Friday 10 – 3 Saturday 9 – 12. Enquiries to 5446 0101. MARY VALLEY CLASSIC CAR SHOW KENILWORTH WINE, CHEESE AND FOOD FEST Easter Saturday KENILWORTH ARTS COUNCIL - Committee meetings KAC Shack, 6 Elizabeth St, 2nd Monday at 6pm. PO Box 123 Kenilworth 4574. Secretary 5446 0500 or office 5472 3223 - - www. MARY VALLEY SCARECROW FEST - KENILWORTH CELEBRATES! FESTIVAL Visit: KENILWORTH QUILT & CRAFT CIRCLE every 2nd & 4th Wednesday 10 am at the Kenilworth Historical Museum. Enquiries to Jan 5446 0167 or Paula 5446 0229. Quilt Show Queen’s Birthday Weekend. MAHJONG at the KAC Shack every Thursday at 3 pm. KENILWORTH EARLY BIRDS PLAYGROUP Thursdays 9.00am to 10.30am at Kenilworth State Community College. Enquiries to Kenilworth State Community College on 5440 0555 QCWA as of August 2013 Kenilworth is now a sub-branch of Nambour and North Coast Division of the Queensland Country Women’s Association. For more information contact Sara Faddy 5435 2021. KENILWORTH R.S.L. meetings are held every second Monday of the month 7pm at the R.S.L. room at the Kenilworth Hall, adjacent to the ANZAC Memorial. All are welcome! Reformed committee 2010 - Jim McKillop (President) 5446 0637, Dale Lainesworth (Vice Pres), Noela McKillop (Sec/ Treasurer) and Sonja Kallman (Publicity Officer) 5446 0448. ZEN MEDITATION every Wednesday 5.30pm - 7pm. St John Bosco Church. Sue Wolter 5446 0158. KENILWORTH MEDICAL SERVICES • Kenilworth MEDICAL Centre - 5446 0343 Surgery hours Mon – Fri 9-3, After surgery hours 5445 7177 • Range of Motion PHYSIOTHERAPY - 5478 6600 • Barbara Dilworth Physiotherapy 5446 0654 • Kenilworth PHARMACY 5446 0356 - Mon – Friday 9 am - 1.30 pm • Kenilworth VET Surgery (24hr) 5472 3085 - Vets: Marcus Anstey, Susan Anstey & Julie Kemp • Kenilworth RECYCLE TRANSFER Station John Cambroon Lane, off Kenilworth- Imbil Road, Kenilworth QLD 4574. Hours: ONLY open Saturday and Sunday 8am to 1pm. No weekday service. Justices of the Peace Bob Dunstan (Qual) 5446 0703 • Joyce Lashmar (Qual) 5446 0723 Brenda Parker (CD) 5446 0213 • Lolie Murtagh (CD) 5446 0222 Olive Hassall (CD) 5446 0131 KENILWORTH CHURCHES • Friday 6.30 pm Girls Brigade in the SES Hall. Joclyn 5476 4195. • Seventh Day Adventist Church 5446 0299 • Anglican Church – Kenilworth 1st, 2nd, 4th Sunday, 9am – Gheerulla: 3rd Sunday 9am. • Uniting Church - St John Bosco Kenilworth 4th Saturday, 5.00 pm. • Catholic Church Kenilworth - Service at St John Bosco’s, Kenilworth every Sunday at 9 am. - 5th Sunday of the month ecumenical service 10.30 am. • Christian Meditation every Thursday 9.30am St John Bosco Church. Maureen Cooper 5446 0312. KENILWORTH COMMUNITY GROUPS • Kenilworth’s Charity CHOOK CHASE - all motorcross nominations to Olive Hassell - • Kenilworth Show & Rodeo, Lolie Murtagh 5446 0222 - third Saturday in September - • Kenilworth Hall Committee - Olive Hassall 5446 0131 or Bill Morris 5446 0338 - Hall, meeting room and full kitchen facilities all available for hire. Also camping - powered sites on showgrounds $12 per night (hot showers). Details (PO Box 47, Kenilworth 4574) • Artists of Kenilworth, Veronika Spicer 5446 0427 • Kenilworth Quilt & Craft Circle - Olive Hassall 5446 0131 and Paula Gillis 5446 0229 • QCWA Kenilworth Branch - Pat Hampstead 5446 9174 • Kenilworth First Response Group - Nina Cox 5472 3156 • Upper Mary Valley Care 5446 0820 • Delivered Meal Service 5446 0820 • Nambour & District Care Inc. 5441 4441 • Kenilworth Information Centre Elizabeth St 5446 0122 and Community Craft Shop 5472 3089. Ph for hours. • Friends of Kenilworth Library - Yvonne James 5472 3089 • 1st Kenilworth Girls Brigade - Daphne Morris 5446 0338 • Kenilworth P&C - Cynthia Henderson: 0407 460 228 or 5440 0555 • Kenilworth and District Chamber of Commerce & Citizens: Peter Cusack 5446 0211.

• Kenilworth & District Historical Assoc. - Lenore Meldrum 5472 3090 • Kenilworth Swimming Pool, Swim school: squad training from 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Enquiries call pool on 5446 0326. • Kenilworth Bowls Club - Mens: Russ Ferriday 5446 028 • Ladies: Veronica Ferriday 5446 0281 • Kenilworth Cricket Club - Jnr. Rob Blinco 5446 0064, Snr. Jason Woods 0419 764 504 • Kenilworth Masonic Lodge - Trevor Wilcox 5477 1546 • Wildlife Volunteers 5441 6200 (24hr)


POMONA HALL • Pomona Hall Hire & Enquiries - Heather Manders 5485 2427 • 0411 114 077 • Indoor Bowls (Wed) - Contact Peter Young on 5485 1472 • Harmony Dance (Tues) - Contact Pat and Norm Young on 5485 2007 • ASKA Karate (Mon & Thurs) - Contact Kim Vines on 5485 0725 • Learn To Dance (Wed) - Contact Christine on 0429 829 328 • Alcoholics Anonymous (Sun) • Christian Outreach Centre (Sun) - Contact Joy Starr-Cross 5485 1583 • Yoga (Tues) - Contact Pam Whitehead on 5485 2947 • Playgroup (Mon) - Contact Trudy Martin on 5442 5826 • Table Tennis (Frid) Contact 5485 2427 POMONA CHURCHES Christian Outreach Centre, Joy Starr 5485 1583 POMONA COMMUNITY HOUSE 1 Memorial Ave, Pomona - Enquiries 5485 2427 Regular services: Self paced computer lessons; Tax help; Free legal advice; Language classes; Child health; Broadband internet café; Photocopying, Laminating, Binding; Library; Creative writing; Craft activities; Games – Cards, Scrabble, Chess & Mahjong.


RIDGEWOOD HALL GATHERING last Friday of each month at sundown BYO BBQ bits & drink. RIDGEWOOD CHURCHES The Lighthouse is a group who meet every 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday at the Ridgewood Hall – everyone welcome. Enquiries to 5447 9179.


DAGUN Bruce Mills 5484 3596 IMBIL FORESTRY Forest Ranger 5484 3900 KANDANGA Meetings, 1st Tuesday of each month. First Officer & Warden Rodney Worth 5484 3493 (a/h) 5484 5178 (wk) District Fire Wardens Rodney Worth 5484 3493 or 0488 079 225 Ian Morgan 5484 3655 Alan Baker 0457 046 437 or 0438 845 304

KENILWORTH 5446 0220 IMBIL 5484 5222 COOROY 5447 6211 POMONA 5485 2586 POISONS INFO CENTRE 131126

Kandanga Creek Kevin English 5484 3191

SES KENILWORTH Local HQ 5446 0490 Group Leader Brenda Parker 5446 0213 Duty Officer 5444 5202 SES Flood Storm Emergency 132 500 IMBIL Local HQ 5484 5322 Leader – Athol Hales 5484 5582 CRISIS HELP LIFELINE 13 11 14 CAN-SURVIVE HOPELINE 1300 364 673


BELLI PARK & NORTH BELLI PARK First Officer & Warden, Nigel Higgs 5447 0166

Imbil Rod Nolan 5484 5281 MELAWONDI Rod Nolan 5484 5634 Meetings 1st Tuesday each month KENILWORTH-RURAL BRIGADE First Officer Neil Reinheardt 0487 999 444 Secretary Leigha Gould 0458 333 404 Training every 2nd Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm KENILWORTH-URBAN BRIGADE FIRE WARDEN/CAPTAIN Mick Obryan 0409 180 300 Training on Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm KENILWORTH NORTH Michael Pfeiffer 5446 0247 (a/h 5446 0284) Whelan Rd C. Doyle 5484 5325 Walke & Moy Pocket Rd Chris Stark 5446 0136

BLACK MOUNTAIN First Officer Marc Desmarchelier 5447 0224 Warden Eddie Rykenberg 0417 635 719

OBI OBI 1s. Officer: Grahame Beljon 5446 9252 2nd. Officer: Dennis Woodford 5446 9154 3rd. Officer: Steve Walker 5446 9208 Fire Warden: John Cutmore TBA Deputy Warden: Grahame Beljon 5446 9252

BLUE-BELL First Officer Craig Zonruiter 5484 3012 Warden Bruce Bull 5484 3555

RIDGEWOOD First Officer John Sparrow 5447 9130 Warden Victor Hill (permits) 5447 9288

BROOLOO/MARY RIVER First Officer Chris Stark 5446 0136 Warden Brad Dilger 5484 5364

YABBA CREEK Chairman Marcel DeLeon 5484 5021 Secretary John Taylor 5488 6119

SOUTH BELLI PARK Howard Waugh 5447 0184

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Table Corner ... ASIAN FLAVOURED PUMPKIN, KALE AND TEMPEH SALAD 350g pumpkin (about ½ a medium pumpkin), peeled and cut into 1cm wedges • 6 small potatoes, halved • 200g tempeh, cubed • ¼ cup olive oil • ¼ cup white shiro miso • 1 tbsp red Thai curry paste • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice • 1 ½ cups chopped kale, stems removed • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted • 2/3 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves 1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. 2. Cut pumpkin, potatoes and tempeh and combine in a large bowl. 3. Combine olive oil, miso and curry paste in another bowl. 4. Using your hands, stir 1/3 cup of the miso-curry mixture into the pumpkin, potatoes and tempeh, making sure everything is coated evenly. Arrange in a single layer on baking tray(s). 5. Roast 20-30 mins. Make sure you toss them a few times to avoid burning.

6. While veggies are roasting, toast pumpkin seeds and allow to cool. Steam the kale until cooked but still a lovely bright green colour. 7. Add lemon juice to remaining misocurry paste to form a dressing and stir through the kale. 8. When veggies are roasted, toss gently with kale, pumpkin seeds and chopped coriander to serve. ENJOY! Recipe from






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OUR COMMUNITY Local Markets COOROY HALL MARKETS Every Thursday 8am – 1pm  Cooroy Memorial Hall, Maple Street COOROY COUNTRY MARKETS 3rd Sunday of the month from 7am - 12pm Cooroy State School Oval, Elm Street CRYSTAL WATERS MONTHLY MARKET 1st Saturday of the month 8am – 12 noon DAGUN STATION GROWERS MARKET Every Saturday from 3pm Dagun Heritage Railway Station Eumundi Markets Every Wednesday 8am – 1.30pm and every Saturday 7am – 2pm

MALENY HANDiCRAFTS MARKETS Community Hall Maleny Sundays 8am – 2pm Stall enquiries 0418 733 013 Noosa Farmers Market Noosa AFL grounds, 155 Weyba Rd Noosaville 7am - 12pm every Sunday Noosa Harbour Markets Noosa Harbour Marina, Noosaville Every Sunday 8am – 2pm • Stall enquiries: 5473 0166 PEREGIAN BEACH Markets Kingfisher Drive Peregian Beach • 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday month 7am – 12.30pm • Stall enquiries 0428 190 055 RAINBOW BEACH MARKETS Community Hall carpark, 2nd Saturday • 9am - 12pm Enquiries: Debbie Donovan 0438 868 123.

GYMPIE MUSEUM Markets 7am - 12pm • Lake Alford 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month

YANDINA Markets Yandina Sportsground, North Street Every Saturday 6am – 12pm

GYMPIE SOUTHSIDE Markets Gympie South State School, Exhibition Rd. Every 2nd & 4th Sunday • 7am - 12pm

THE BIG PINEAPPLE MARKETS 6.30am-1pm every Saturdays Nambour Connection Rd, Woombye

IMBIL SUNDAY MarketS Every Sunday 9am – 2pm In the park at the centre of the town

THE BLACKALL RANGE GROWERS MARKET 3rd Saturday of each month 7.30am - 12pm Old Witta School, 316 Witta Road Contact Pat Fuller 07 5499 9924

KANDANGA RAILWAY STATION MARKETS Every Wednesday and Sunday 10.30am - 12noon

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A lovely elderly couple, who’d been married for 50 years, went to McDonalds to celebrate their anniversary. The man ordered one meal…carried it back to where his wife was sitting…and proceeded to carefully cut the hamburger in two…and count out all the chips so he and his wife had exactly the same number on each plate. As the old man started eating his meal, a young man sitting nearby came up to the table and said… “I’d like to buy you another meal so you can have more to eat.” The old man said “thank you very much, but my wife and I share everything.” The old man kept eating and the young man couldn’t help but notice that his wife sat opposite him, but didn’t touch her meal. The young man felt compelled to go back to the couple’s table… “please”, he asked the old lady this time, “let me buy you another meal so you don’t go hungry.” “No” the old lady said… “thanks very much for the offer, but my husband and I share everything.” The old man kept eating… he finished the rest of his half-burger and all his allocation of chips…and sat back, wiping his mouth gently with his napkin. The young man noticed that the old lady just sat there…she hadn’t touched any of her food…she hadn’t taken one bite! The young man couldn’t help himself…and went back to the couple’s table a third time and said “excuse me” to the old lady, “…but I don’t understand, why haven’t you had any of your meal… you’ve sat there and watched your husband eat and you haven’t had anything at all” The old lady looked at him and politely said… “my husband and I have been married a long time… we share everything… even the teeth!”

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$280,000 THREE BEDROOM HOME ON 2.69 ACRES. Excellent usable block with a small dam. Great location only 15 mins west of the Bruce Highway at Eumundi. New rainwater tank, new pump, new hot water system and new bathroom. Concrete stumps and timber floorboards. Reduced by $55,000 now offered for $280,000

5.38 ACRES WITH SHED: Coonoongibber Creek area.


5.38 ACRES WITH SHED: Situated on a no through road in popular Coonoongibber Creek area, 14kms north of Kenilworth in the Mary Valley. Colorbond shed on concrete slab. Power and phone available. Approximately one acre cleared with the balance area of land timbered with majestic white gums and ancient old fig trees. If you are looking for a weekend getaway to access forest trails for horse riding or bike riding this block is perfect. $230,0000

72 ACRES WITH CREEK AND SHED: Fully fenced, creek!

$455,000 72 ACRES WITH CREEK AND SHED: Fully fenced into four separate paddocks this block has approx. 60 cleared acres well suited to grazing. 16m x 12m Colorbond shed on concrete slab. Full frontage to beautiful creek with large deep swimming hole. Stock yards and good fencing. A very easy care block with most of the land being level and easy to manage. $455,000

OBI OBI RENTAL $265-00 per wk Two storey cottage with solar power.


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KIDAMON CREEK RENTAL $365-00 per wk Large Queenslander set on large acreage. $365-00 per week available now.

Kenilworth Realty 7 Elizabeth St. Kenilworth 5446 0164 Mobile 0417 603 451 Fax 5446 0742 or visit

Old Bank Building in Imbil – Commercial Site.

Excellent opportunity to run a B & B or guest house with prime exposure. This stunning old building used to be the original Bank Building for the Imbil Township. The home has 10ft & 13ft ceilings throughout, timber floors -some polished. There are three bedrooms plus lounge room and a large open area which has been recently used as a gallery. The kitchen was also upgraded to cater as a small coffee shop for the previous business. The land is 1368m2 commercially zoned. A beautiful private rear yard with established gardens and stunning Poinciana tree as the main feature. Make this your home or place of business.

Price $390,000.00

Cute 1950’s Cottage – Kenilworth – Price $280,000.00

This lovely 2.79 acre block of land has an original 1950’s fibro cottage on it. The home has three bedrooms, kitchen and dining combined, separate lounge room which opens onto the front verandah and a rear covered patio. There are timber floors throughout the home which would look great polished. Storage isn’t a problem with several out buildings which include tool shed and double carport. If you enjoy renovating and the old world charm then this cottage could be your next project. With over two acres of land you could establish a veggie garden or just improve what is already there.

Private Bush Retreat – Belli Park – Price $575,000.00


If you are looking for a hidden retreat then this could be the one for you. The home is nestled on a private 30 acre bush block with native trees and wildlife in abundance. The home is highset and elevated and sits high on the block to capture the local rural views. There are three bedrooms the master with built-in robes, ensuite and air conditioning. There are tiled floors throughout the house plus air conditioning and wood heater in the main living areas. Relax on the large covered verandahs and enjoy the tranquility that this property has to offer. An added bonus is the fully self contained studio on the ground level — ideal for guests. Other features include: large garden shed, animal enclosure, dog proof fenced acre block with stable and double car accommodation under the house, plus tropical inground pool. MUST BE SOLD!

RENTALS IN DEMAND! We currently have a shortage of properties available for rent. If you have an investment property and you would like to discuss renting through our office please give us a call on 5446 0164.

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