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Mary Valley State College Picasso Cow and Agricultural Day p9

Features KENILWORTH KSC/Constable in the classroom Kenilworth Pony Club news Kenilworth clock back in time___3 International Rally Qld KARI Exhibition: Isla Griffin Kenilworth Chook Chase 2011 ___ 4 Historical: Kenilworth Jazz Band Kenilworth Quilt & Craft Show 2011___ 5 COOROY/POMONA CNGHRG Indonesian Archipelago Lawson Shed open at last Noosa Museum Moments______ 6

MARY VALLEY MV Stags news Rosevale House new B&B________ 7 MV State College Ag Day______ 9 OUR COMMUNITY Belli Hall news Joy for Japan fundraiser Conondale sand & gravel proposal_ _8 Good Shepherd sporting winners_ 11 Creek & gully new names___ 12 Imbil Police Briefs _ ___________ 13 Reality Writes 2011 Yandina Permaculture w/shop Lynn Jannides workshops_______ 14 Julie Walker’s newsletter Green Corner_________________ 15

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KENILWORTH Constable in the Classroom

Favourite Pony Club event: Show jumping and cross country

enilworth State Community College Principal and Prep/1/2 teacher, Sue Brieschke could hardly believe her eyes when she saw the officer in charge of Kenilworth Police Station, Snr Constable Craig Trethewy marching into her classroom recently.

Best Pony Club memory: The day we chased cows and my horse told off all the cows and showed them who is boss!

A number of scenarios flashed through her mind but she was relieved to hear that no one was in trouble and all was well. Snr Constable Trethewy had called into the school to talk to the older students and decided to also visit the younger class. As a Dad with a young son, Craig was quite at ease and ready to assist the young students with their reading activities and listen to children read.

Time no longer standing still in Kenilworth


Mrs Brieschke thought he was so comfortable with the youngsters she asked him to come to the Under 8s Day celebrations at the school on May 26. Senior Constable Trethewy hopes to make regular visits to the school.


or around two years, the good burghers of Kenilworth have stoically put up with their town clock being correct only twice every 24 hours. But the days of saying “meet you at five-to-nine or so” in the main street – given that was the only time available on the clock – are now thankfully over, thanks to Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce and local councillor Paul Tatton. Immediate past chamber president Michael Pfeiffer said the town clock was bought out of the $300 for Kenilworth’s – and Queensland’s – first Tidy Towns win, in 1973. But the power supply to the clock was, well, untimely at times. “Over the past five to six years, the clock’s time-keeping became a bit dubious,” Mr Pfeiffer said. “At some stages, you could pick which side you wanted to read – either that would make you early, late or on time depending on whether you read the north or south face of the clock.” Then when Energex upgraded the local distribution lines, power to the clock went off altogether.



enilworth Pony Club would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new members.

Maroochydore Gymkhana was held on Mother’s Day and was attended by Romy McCullough, Rachael Law and Sonia Law. Romy took home the 4th place trophy for the 12 years age group. Rachael achieved personal best times in both Barrel Racing and Bending. Well done Sonia for representing KPC senior members and getting 4th in the Mystery Event. “Riding is the art of keeping the horse between you and the ground.” Author unknown RIDER PROFILE: Rider’s Name: Amy Loertscher Pony’s Manaar


Type of Pony: Arab How long have you been a member of KPC for? Since 2005

But times change in Kenilworth – and the Chamber of Commerce took it upon itself to see whether the clock could be moved or re-connected. “Finally, after several attempts, Kenilworth now has an operating town clock which shows the same time on both sides, is more or less accurate, and more importantly costs nothing to run as it is solar-powered,” Mr Pfeiffer said. “The chamber would like to acknowledge the efforts that Cr Paul Tatton made, to see that the town clock was refurbished and that Kenilworth no longer had to face being permanently stuck at 8.55am or pm.”


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very misty dawn broke over Kenilworth on Saturday 14 May, with the roaring of 96 rally cars entering the township for the beginning of Round 2 of the 2011 FiA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. The cars had completed the first two timed stages of the rally at the RSL’s Caloundra Rally Shootout on Friday, with driver Chris Atkinson in the lead by 0.7 seconds. The cars were driven from Caloundra to Kenilworth for tyre changes and re-fuelling before starting on Round 2 - the forestry stages between Kenilworth and Imbil. The Classic Car Rally began at 7am, with the Asia-Pacific cars following at 8am. Then came the Rally of Queensland cars, and last but not least some motorbikes.

Isla and her husband moved to Noosa, Queensland in 2008 where she continued to explore the themes of connectivity of form between human anatomy and the earths structures. The results were exhibited at Embiggen Books and Art Space, Noosa “Open Hearts hidden bones” and “Resurgam” in 2009/2010. “Under the surface, beneath the deep” - a revisitation of the work. “My exploration draws influence from human form and environment, more that which exists below the surface, hidden but inherent. I delve below the skin making visible the reality of our matter how it merges with its immediate environment, how the line that demarcates the end of “I” is not a line but a change in vibrational quality and therefore intangible to the visual eye but not the feeling senses.” Using a highly detailed knowledge of anatomy from Isla’s physiotherapy training using cadavers and a philosophical approach that merges eastern and western traditions she has created a body of work which is dramatic, graphic and uncompromising. This is art for grown-ups with mature tastes and an appreciation of artistic traditions.

Photo submitted by Yvonne James. More photos on colour p12.

Isla’s exhibition at KARI Gallery is on from Thursday 2 June until Thursday 26 June 2011.



Isla traveled extensively in Africa ending up in New Zealand where she embarked on a five year apprenticeship with an international painter/artist based in New Plymouth George Boys who curated her first group show in 2004.

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he annual Chook Chase event will be held again this year over the weekend of 23 and 24 July 2011. The entry forms will be posted on the website late in June. Already queries are coming in. As we have a Forestry cutoff point of 300 riders, there is a rush to gain entry to the ride. Les Fisher  and his team are busy mapping out the route. Hopefully the rain will let up, or it could be a wet, slippery muddy ride. The Bike Committee provides a full canteen for both days, and still needs more volunteers. For newcomers to the area, it is a fun, though hectic weekend, and a good way to meet with other locals and help out the voluntary organisations involved. Profits are shared between the Kenilworth SES, Kenilworth First Response, Swimming Pool Committee, Mary Valley Voice and the Kenilworth Hall Committee. For more info ring Olive Hassal on 5446 0131.

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KENILWORTH Kenilworth Concerts

If you are willing to become a Kenilworth District bridge flood volunteer – to report the time and date of a bridge inundation near your home to assist in disaster planning for the district please contact me at PO Box 166 Kenilworth 4574 or by email Lenore Meldrum President Kenilworth & District Historical Assn Inc.


n the 1930’s Kenilworth Jazz Band was in great demand as reported in the Nambour Chronicle. In September 1933 they supported the fundraising of Miss Pearl McGinn in the Mary Valley Queen Competition at a dance in the Kidaman Creek Hall. In 1937 the band supplied the music for the St Patricks Ball held in the Maleny School of Arts. The following year at the same venue the band provided music for the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade Annual Ball. In July 1938 the initial ball of the Maleny Boy Scouts was supported by the band. Band members were Arthur Tanner, Bill Browne, Eric Dobson, Ern Sims, Tom Milady and Harry Muller. Concerts have been popular in the district since the early settlement times but they seemed to flourish in the 1950’s. May 20, 1955 Nambour Chronicle reported Mr E. Tutin’s concert party supported by Kenilworth artists Mrs Auld and Mr Mervyn Lee and Mrs E.A. Sims, gave an enjoyable concert in the Kenilworth Hall on Friday night. Proceeds were in aid of the Kandanga footballers and the Kenilworth Hall. Items ranged from songs, to the accompaniment of piano, guitar and piano accordion to humour skits. Possibly because the memory of the flood in late March of that year (13.67 metres) was still fresh in the minds of the local population the report continued:- Once more very heavy rain on the head waters of the Mary River and Obi Obi Creek, assisted by heavy local falls, gave a good rise in the Mary River and Obi Obi Creek last Thursday. All small creeks and gullies rose considerably and traffic was disrupted. The ground is so saturated that it only takes a good storm to cause inconvenience. Roads in some areas are in a very bad state. A further report published on June 12, 1958 listed local guest artists at the Webb Bros concert sponsored by 4GY radio station as Mr Percy Hassall, pianist, the members of the Kenilworth piano accordion band under the baton of Mrs. Hawkins and Mr Eric Kimber, with his guitar. An amateur contest was won by Miss Clark of Maleny and a second prize was awarded to Mr. Eric Kimber.



his year the Kenilworth Quilt and Craft Show will be held on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June from 10am to 4pm at the Public Hall. The theme for the Quilt Show is “Magic of Music”. The hall will be decorated on this theme highlighted by the colours of red, black and white. Same format as previous years  four patchwork and quilting shops will be attending, plus a beading outlet. So if you need that extra something to sew or knit on the coming cold winter nights, here is your chance to buy locally. The ladies from Kenilworth Quilt and Craft are busy with their own special challenge - make an article out of a fat quarter of material. Plus busy sewing quilts on a musical theme. An addition to this years show will be the judging by public vote of the most popular quilt. Morning and afternoon tea and luncheon will be served on both days. Photo below from last year Quilt Show.

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COOROY / POMONA Indonesian Archipelago at CNGHRG


he wonders of the Indonesian Archipelago and its vast coastline will be the subject of a talk by Jan Brown at 1.30pm on Saturday 4 June at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. Jan is an experienced deep sea diver with many years spent in Indonesia. The general meeting of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group will follow at 2.30pm. Ros Higginson Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc.



riday 13th is considered unlucky by some – but not by the Pomona and District Community House. Friday 13 May was the grand opening of the long-awaited new ‘Lawson Shed’ facility. Officially opened by Mayor Bob Abbot, the Lawson Shed is named in honour of Brian Lawson, Honorary Project Manager and overseer of the shed project who was both shocked and over the moon to have the shed named after him.

Brian said, “It has taken years of dreaming and scheming, numerous re-designs and many setbacks to finally bring the shed to completion.” With $129,000 from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, $20,000 from the State Government, Dept. Of Communities and hours of volunteer labour from local tradies and donated goods from both local and national businesses, Brian says that the shed represents a truly wonderful community effort. “There is no way we could have had a building as fantastic as this one without the incredible contribution from locals.” The Lawson Shed will be the new venue for the Community Kitchen, the Dabble and Paint Self Esteem workshop, youth programs, counselling services and much, much more. The venue is also available for hire. For details please contact 5485 2427.

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s part of Heritage Week, the theme this year being the Heritage of Water, the Noosa Museum has a display of photos and newspaper clips showing the “Wild, Woolly and Wonderful Ways of the Waters of Noosa”. This display includes information and photos kindly loaned by Noosa Landcare Water Watch. Photo left: Cooroora Creek Park May 2011.

A heritage walk was organised through Pomona finishing at the Island of Reconciliation in Cooroora Creek Park with a talk by Phil Moran from Noosa Landcare. Unfortunately there was some confusion over the time the walk was due to start. However, all the volunteers from the museum had a very enjoyable and informative morning in the park at the Island listening to Phil. The museum would like to thank Phil very much for his time and for the photos of the building of the island that he brought along. The heritage walk eventually went ahead in the afternoon and although only four people attended they all agreed it was enjoyable. The next heritage walks will take place during the Noosa Long Weekend. One in Pomona on Wednesday 22 June and then in Cooran on Friday 24 June both start at 1.00pm and are following by refreshments.

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he Stags continue their winning streak so far five wins from five games with a win against the Caboolture Snakes defeating them 22-16. Jerry McCallum returning from injury was awarded the players player and Jason Johnson a new recruit stood out and played a brilliant game. The whole team lifted and played beyond themselves, this effort keeps them in second place on the points ladder in the Sunshine Coast/Gympie Red Rooster C Grade competition at this point. Games to come are: Saturday 4 June the Stags play Yandina (top of the ladder) at home at Imbil. We will need all the support we can muster for this game as it will be the game of the season to watch. Then we play Maroochy/ Coolum at Cooran on Saturday 11 June then we will have a much needed break. Please keep an eye on the banners we have up in each town indicating where and when we are playing next and come along and support your local team with a bus available to each away game provided by Railway Hotel Imbil, check your local hotel for bus times.

Martin and Val, however, are not your average wwoofers – they call themselves the “mum and dad” wwoofers they both took to the road after retirement and at an age when most people are looking for retirement villages. “It’s a nice story,” Val says with a strong Yorkshire accent. “I had started an alternative newspaper with my daughter on the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, where we lived, and we used to get articles from the wwoofing association. We eventually decided to ‘walk the talk’ and go wwoofing ourselves, and that was almost four years ago,” she said. Their journey began in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and they ended up caretaking a wilderness camp but it got too hot for the Victorians and they headed over to Queensland. After spending three periods of six weeks with the same family in the Mary Valley, Martin and Val realised they had fallen in love with the area and the people, and when they saw an opportunity to move here, they leaped at it. However, Martin’s career as a professor of chemical engineering with Monash University caught up with him, and the couple spent a year in Malaysia on a contract before arriving back in the valley less than two months ago. “We have always liked adventure,” Val said as she launched into another story of journeying up river in Borneo in search of wildlife including the famed orangutans. The wwoofing has given her more than enough material to fill five journals and no doubt the couple’s stories will make great conversation for their guests at Rosevale House B&B.

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hen Martin and Val Rhodes (pictured left) noticed a “for sale” sign on a B&B in the Mary Valley, they couldn’t believe it. The valley had become their favourite place after they returned three times to Brooloo as wwoofers – the colloquial term for that group of people from throughout the world who sign up to the program Willing

The ambience of the welcoming country homestead immediately relaxes visitors, with expansive gardens stretching to the boundaries of the five-acre block, including a pool and chicken run as well as an orchard of fruit trees. Already Val, a former teacher, has realised the value of being able to immerse their visitors in collecting eggs and fruit from the garden and using these natural ingredients in the daily meals. She said so many people live in cities far removed from these daily joys. Both she and Martin are not concerned about the hiatus that has hit the Mary Valley in its post Traveston Crossing Dam period. “We have faith that the valley will move ahead,” Val said. “This is one of the most beautiful areas we have seen, and it compares so easily to the Mornington Peninsula.” Rosevale House offers two rooms for couples as well as a self-contained unit. All rooms have private verandahs giving visitors easy access for a stroll through the gardens.

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elli Hall’s next Old-Time Dance will be held on Saturday 25 June, starting at 7.30 pm. As always, the Sunshine Swing  band entertains with  a  great live sound featuring vocalist, Rex Eggmolesse. Brave the cold and join us for a family fun night of old-time dancing that will warm your toes! Entry fee; $12 per adult, $5 for high-school students; children are free. Supper is included with  all the trimmings,  as well as lucky-door prizes. Belli Hall is located at 1170 Kenilworth Road. For information ring Margaret on 5447 0175 or visit our website at Lillian Barry Belli Hall Committee



nanda Marga, Bellbunya Community and Doodle Jam present an enchanting alchemy of delicious Japanese vegetarian food, sublime music and joyful painting… Joy for Japan is a Universal Relief Event and all proceeds to A.M.U.R.T. (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team, www. It will be held at Bellbunya, 114 Browns Rd, Belli Park (10 minutes west of Eumundi) on Friday 3 June from 5pm. It will start with ‘Noodles and Doodles’ (dinner and painting) followed by a music concert at 7.30pm with the Roshambos (formerly ‘Cat Magic’), Trinkets and Honey, Nicholas Ng and Samjjana. Cost is $25 for adult, $20 concession and $55 per family for dinner and concert. For concert only it is $15 for adult, $10 concession and $35 per family. On Saturday 4 June at 7am enjoy some Japanese living Yoga (by donation) followed by a Japanese breakfast at 8.30am (adult $10; conc. $8; family $25) and Japanese Spirit Lifts at 10am (ginger compress, kanji tattoos, etc. By donation) Overnight accommodation is available for $20 per person (room share, BYO linen). This is a family friendly, alcohol free event. Meals and accommodation reservations essential by Thursday 2 June ~ (07) 5447 0181 or contact@bellbunya. More details and directions at

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he Save the Mary group that campaigned successfully against the now-defunct Traveston Crossing Dam has added its voice to calls for the Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke to step in and examine a sand and gravel extraction proposal for the Mary River near Conondale. Save the Mary River Coordinating Group president, Glenda Pickersgill, said she shared concerns raised by the Conondale Range Committee who have requested the federal minister to call the project in as a controlled action under Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. “It’s hard to see how this could be approved given that the federal government is currently working on a Recovery Plan for the threatened species of the Mary River,” Ms Pickersgill said. “We were very happy that Peter Garrett foreshadowed such a plan when he refused to approve the dam, and even happier now that work has started towards it.” The sand and gravel application is likely to have impacts on a mapped Wetland Management Area, therefore, under the Sustainable Planning Act, Department of Environmental and Resource Management (DERM) is automatically involved as an advice agency, to ensure that the proposed development complies with the Environmental Protection Act. Sunshine Coast Council will have the final say whether this development is approved. Ms Pickersgill said there is no evidence of successful rehabilitation of any of these sand and gravel extraction sites that have been operating in the Mary River floodplains. Once productive farmland, alluvial flats are being left as ugly, unstable deep pits that will add more sediment into the river during floods or even change the course of the river. “In addition, recent floods have shown inaccuracies in the hydrological modelling that DERM are relying on for assessment. There is considerable riparian vegetation damage already occurring downstream of the proposed site following the floods a few months back.” “It would be unthinkable that Sunshine Coast Council could take the huge risk and approve this controversial sand extraction operation on the eve of a threatened species recovery plan.”

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OUR COMMUNITY Picasso Cow at MV State College and Agriculture Expo


his year, Mary Valley State College has been involved in the Picasso Cow competition and is also getting ready for their Agriculture Expo on Wednesday 15 June.

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The expo invites local schools and the community to also take part. It provides a hands-on learning experience and introduces the students to a career in agribusiness. The expo will be held on Wednesday 15 June from 10.30am to 2pm at Mary Valley State College, Edward Street, Imbil. Entry is free.

Dairy Australia has offered six regional Queensland schools the opportunity to take part in learning all about the dairy industry and the importance of a healthy diet. Each school receives a life size dairy cow on which to design and paint a theme related to the health benefits of dairy. Mrs James, Year 6 teacher, says the Picasso Cow competition has offered the school a real life learning experience which has motivated the students’ interest. Mary Valley State College also launched their Agricultural program last year. The school looks after dairy calves, chickens, sheep and our permaculture garden. Last year, the students took part in an agricultural expo which saw many local farmers and producers displaying their products and animals. The expo was such a success, the community has asked the school to once again run the expo this year.

On the cow are from front to back: Saxby Lazarides, Matthew McMillian, Tanaya Claridge, Daniel Whale. Children sitting in the wheelbarrow are Harrison Muller & Lily Green

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Friday 13 May was the grand opening of the longawaited new ‘Lawson Shed’ facility. Officially opened by Mayor Bob Abbot, the Lawson Shed is named in honour of Brian Lawson, Honorary Project Manager and overseer of the shed project. Right: Bob Abbot and Brian Lawson. Bottom right: Pomona Community House Presidents Judith Smoothy, Dawn Gwynne, Doug Bettens. Bottom left: The Lawson Shed. Related article p6.



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OUR COMMUNITY Good Shepherd Lutheran College Students are sporting winners!


ood Shepherd Lutheran College students have been on a winning streak of late with a number of individuals demonstrating their sporting expertise.

Harry Maher in Year 7 has been invited to join the Sunshine Coast Regional Boys Basketball Team to compete at the State Championships to be held on the Gold Coast from 2nd to 5th June.

Kate Ansell has been invited to join the Year 12 Regional Netball Team and will be competing in the State Championships on the Gold Coast from the 18th to the 21st of June.

Tiarn Rose joined the Sunshine Coast Regional Under 15 Girls Touch Team and competed at the State Championships at the Gold Coast in May.

Blake Walker recently competed at the Queensland State Softball championships held in Brisbane with the Noosa Regional Under 15 Boys Softball Team where the team won Silver.

Brother Luke Walker recently competed at the 2011 Australian Karate Open Championships held in Melbourne where he not only won Gold for his team event but also took out the Gold in his age division and is now the 2011 Australian Champion. Well done Luke!

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OUR COMMUNITY Creek and gully play the name game

The Sunshine Coast Council has offered its support to the proposed names.

n unnamed creek and gully that run from the Conondale National Park across MalenyKenilworth Road and reach the Mary River may soon be formally named.

In addition to the public consultation that is already under way, the Department of Environment and Resource Management will seek comments from traditional owners, indigenous groups, local historians, historical societies and other community groups to ensure the state’s local history and cultural significance is maintained.


Regional Services Director, South East Region, Randall Hart is inviting the public to comment on proposals to name the creek as Cambroon Creek and the gully as Fritz Gully, in accordance with the Place Names Act 1994. Mr Hart said the name Cambroon is the name of the historical parish where the creek is located and it is already well-known by locals as Cambroon Creek. “The proposed name Fritz Gully is a long-standing locally known name throughout the district and originates from John and Heinrich Fritz who purchased several properties through which the gully runs in 1919,” he said. “Some of these properties were held in the Fritz family until 1978 and the name was proposed as a formal way of honouring their pioneering efforts and as a tribute to the land they once owned.”


Written submissions for or against the proposal may be lodged with the Regional Services Director, South East Region, Department of Environment and Resource Management, PO Box 573, Nambour Qld 4560 until 10 June 2011. Queensland place name plan QPN1182, illustrating the location of Cambroon Creek and Fritz Gully, is available for public inspection at the Dept. of Environment and Resource Management Business Centre, Nambour Office, 52-64 Currie St, Nambour; the Kenilworth Library, Elizabeth St, Kenilworth; the Maleny Library, 5 Coral St, Maleny and at the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Eddie De Vere Building, cnr Currie and Bury Sts, Nambour. Copies of the proposal plan can also be downloaded from Queensland Place Names at


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OUR COMMUNITY ecently, an incident occurred on the Imbil railway bridge where a child was injured after falling from the bridge. The child suffered serious injuries including a badly broken leg and had to be airlifted to Royal Brisbane Hospital. We are constantly talking to children who jump off the road bridge in Imbil into Yabba Creek and are aware that the same occurs at Amamoor into Amamoor Creek. Children committing dangerous acts such as these are not the responsibility of the Police. Parents are responsible for the safety of their children. It is one of the responsibilities that parents should accept when they bring a child into the world. We ask all parents to speak with their children about safety in the community. All parents should know where their children are at all times, what they are doing and who they are doing it with. Hopefully, this may prevent another serious injury. The Gympie Regional Council will be conducting extensive roadwork in Edward Street, Imbil in the vicinity of the Mary Valley College. This work includes extending Edward Street through the showground and to an intersection with Diggings Road. The work is expected to be completed in time for the Imbil Show in August. Consultation has taken place between the Council, the Show Society, Police and the School to arrive at a proposal acceptable to most. The work involves raising part of the road, constructing parking bays and crossings and we are sure that the final result will be functional. During the road works, some disruption may be caused to school traffic. While this may be inconvenient, it is a short term pain for long term gain. We ask all people using Edward Street during construction to obey all traffic signs, slow down and take care. Remember, it may be your child that you save from injury. At Imbil Police Station, the Police work varying hours depending on the day and what is happening in the area. The Police are on call to attend emergencies when

they are not on duty. Police will decide what constitutes an emergency. As silly as it may seem to some people, we are entitled to have days off and times when we are not working. If you contact the Police when we are not working, you will be advised whether we will be attending your matter immediately or the next time we are rostered. It is also possible that the telephone may be diverted to Gympie Police Station and they will answer your call and decide if Police will be attending immediately or not. Terry Kennedy Sergeant

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OUR COMMUNITY A Taste of Reality for the Sunshine Coast



hat happens when you put a journalist, historian, environmentalist and human rights investigator in the same room with an audience? Reality happens, that’s what. Those with a passion for reading and writing, and an interest in what’s going on out there in the real world, should make sure their calendar is free from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 July. This is the weekend of Reality Writes which is held in the alternate years to the Reality Bites Festival. Anyone who has attended a previous Reality festival will know what to expect in terms of the calibre of the authors and the diversity of the program. It has become known for its stimulating and provocative programming, and the quality of its speakers. Bookseller and publisher named the festival Australia’s Premier Literary Nonfiction Festival. Commitment is the theme for 2011 and the invited authors will demonstrate their commitment to their chosen field of interest in a series of panel discussions, workshops and author talks. The key note speaker at the festival opening will be Andrew Fowler, head of the ABC’s investigative journalism unit and a contributing reporter for the ABC’s Foreign Correspondent and Four Corners programs. His first book The Most Dangerous Man in the World – the inside story on Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks secrets was published in March this year. Organised by the Sunshine Hinterland Writers’ Centre, the Reality Writes event focuses on the town of Cooroy, utilising the Cooroy library which celebrates its first anniversary this month. The full program and booking details are available online Hard copies can be requested by phoning 07 5472 0464. Reality Writes aims to: • Continue to present some of Australia’s leading authors and industry experts. • Build local writers’ skills. • Source and promote forthcoming books by local authors for inclusion in the festival. • Expand the horizons of readers of nonfiction. • Encourage active involvement in the development and running of the programs. Bernice Childs

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andina Community Gardens, a Sunshine Coast Permaculture Centre (corner of North and Farrell Streets, Yandina) has invited Isabell Shipard to be part of the 2011 Saturday Workshop series on Saturday 11 June from 10.00am, for a 1½ to 2 hour session. This workshop is provided free to the community as part of a Community Partnership program with Sunshine Coast Council.

Isabell’s topic will be: Wonderful Ways of Using Herbs in our Daily Lives. Isabell will share some very practical ways of using herbs every day that will inspire listeners to make herbs a prominent part of their day. Using herbs daily can do so much towards building a strong immune system and for health and well-being generally. Bring note book and pen. People will be able to sample a number of herbs, and at the end of the morning, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Isabell’s books will be available for sale, also seeds and plants. Bookings are essential for this free workshop either by email to or phone Linda Mahony on 5476 4567. As seating is restricted at the Blue House, if the numbers are sufficiently high, Permaculture will hire the Masonic Hall opposite the Community Gardens, so that all can be accommodated in comfort. Please book as soon as possible, to ensure a seat.



here are two life-changing weekend workshops by Lynn Jannides ‘The Healing Hands’ in June and July.

The first ‘Women’s Health, Spiritual and Wellbeing’ on 4 and 5 June, will help to enhance and empower your life through: ‘Teachings’ and techniques to lift your ‘vibration’, joyful singing, creative dance, stretch and balance (no great fitness level required), creative drawing and art and Mother Earth meditation. Note Lynn’s workshops will be held monthly and at different Mary Valley locations. In July ‘The Healer Within’ workshop, 30 and 31 July, will be held at ‘Water Breath’ Retreat, Crystal Waters. All info Lynn on 5484 3520 or email

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ell it seems that the wet weather is behind us and now we are preparing for the bushfire season. Are you prepared? Your community group can book a presentation by Queensland Fire and Rescue on 1300 369 003 or Anzac Day in the Mary Valley was a huge and successful day with an increased crowd, especially for the dawn service. The weather held long enough so that we didn’t get wet and all went relatively smoothly on the day. A huge thanks goes out to all the organisers and participants. The local reenactment group is looking for more volunteer actors to be involved in their Mary Valley Heritage Rail reenactment and other events, contact Tanya Easterby on 0438 850 109 or MVHR on 5482 6937. Amamoor dump has new open times as follows: Sun 12pm5pm • Mon 7am-12pm • Closed Tue-Thu • Fri 7am-12pm • Sat 7am-12pm. Dog and cat traps are available at RSPCA/GRC pound for $50 deposit. With the increasing number of feral animals destroying our native fauna currently we have to do what we can to slow these numbers. The pound will then take care of the animal when you deliver it back to them and retrieve your deposit. Major work is being planned for the Pickering Bridge at Moy Pocket due to the continuing heavy haulage between the two council areas, I will keep you posted with this information. Design works have been completed for drainage works in William St. in Imbil along with design for Edward St. extension to Diggins Road, these two projects have been in the pipeline for some time but are now moving along nicely.

$2,300 was raised and a huge thank you goes out to all the organisers for the great day, along with all the many generous sponsors. Imbil First Response meets at the fire brigade first and third Thursdays of the month at 6pm.

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In the new age of environmental awareness, effective alternatives to harsh pesticides and cleaners are in demand. Here are some green options. Top five green alternatives for the bathroom • Tiles and basin: use all purpose cleaner (see kitchen). • Mould removal: wipe vinegar onto surfaces, leave overnight, then scrub off. • Toilet cleaner: use vinegar and leave to soak for 10 minutes. • Toilet deodoriser: open windows to draw in fresh air. Place a small bowl of pot pourri or a pot of mint essence in the bathroom. Wipe floors with vanilla essence. • Bathing: put 1/2 cup of rolled oats in the toe of a discarded stocking or sock and run it under the tap as the bath fills. The oat-treated water will pamper your skin. Top five green alternatives for the kitchen • All purpose cleaner: mix two heaped tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda with one tablespoon of white vinegar. Store in an air tight container. For really stubborn spots, use with an old toothbrush and scrub well. • Chrome: polish with apple cider vinegar.

SEQ water are putting water quality monitoring equipment on Coles Crossing off-take and Steve Burgess will be monitoring the situation and reporting back to MRCCC, with the results online soon.

• Fridge cleaning and deodorising: after cleaning with warm water and soap, wipe down with vanilla essence or leave an open packet of bicarbonate of soda in the fridge.

Mary Valley Connection Rd Bridge at Traveston crossing is underway if you’ve wondered what is happening. The new bridge will be 10m higher than the other bridge and the large spans are to be designed in such a way to cause less impact on the Mary River and surrounding areas in times of flooding.

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Wellington’s Way

bject now to inflated land valuations I urge all landowners living in the Sunshine Coast hinterland areas to make an objection to the Government land valuations they would have received recently. It was clear that the Government paid inflated prices for the properties it purchased for the proposed Traveston Dam, and unfortunately the new valuations are based on the effect these inflated prices had on the real estate market. These inflated valuations will directly affect the cost of your Council rates and Government land tax. Everyone needs to lodge an objection, arguing that these prices are based on the Government’s inflated purchase prices of Mary Valley properties, and the valuations cannot be used as realistic land valuations. Land owners need to lodge their objections before July 4. Objection forms are available on the DERM website: www. New Committee System During the last sittings of Parliament, agreement was reached to radically change how Parliament operates. The new Committee System will see all proposed new changes to our laws go to an all-party committee before Parliament can vote on the new laws. It makes no difference whether the proposed new law is introduced by an ALP, NLP or an Independent member. These new all-party committees will be able to hold public hearings, question public servants, and make recommendations for changes to the proposed law if they feel this is appropriate. It is disappointing that the Government and Opposition refused to support the Independent Members’ proposal to allow the committees to initiate investigations into important government issues. I believe that if these committees were able to independently initiate such investigations, it would enable them to look into cases like the Patel case, and prevent such injustices from getting out of hand. Bookwork and Accounts driving you crazy? Tax time coming up and books not up to date?

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Power line meeting in Parliament We made some more progress on our fight against the proposed Powerlink project (Woolooga to West Cooroy power line) in Parliament, when representatives from PAGE and Noosa Biosphere joined me to meet with representatives from the Energy Minister’s office and the Energy Sector Monitoring Unit. I organised the meeting so we could clearly explain to the Energy Sector Monitoring Unit and the Government, that our community is concerned about the independence of this unit to investigate this matter without bias. As a result of our meeting we received a commitment from the Government that, once this unit receives the Powerlink application, and before finishing its considerations of the proposal, PAGE representatives will have an opportunity to speak to their written submission. Meet me in Cooroy I will be holding my next Cooroy meeting in the Cooroy RSL boardroom on Thursday 2 June from 10am. Anyone who would like to meet with me can organise an appointment by contacting my Nambour office on 5441 6933.



he Kenilworth and District Chamber of Commerce and Citizens Inc. had their Annual General Meeting mid May. A big thank you to Michael Pfeiffer for the many years of dedication to the Chamber. Michael was president from 2003 to 2006 and then again from 2008 to 2011. Michael stood down as president and his contribution to the community through the Chamber was acknowledged at the meeting. A new president and management committee was elected. President: Peter Cusack (Bellbird Teahouse) Vice President: Carol Gilmour Secretary: Mary Ann Law Treasurer: Pat Hampstead Members: Veronika Spicer, Pat Yates, Viv Bloomer, Di Donovan, Shirley Moreland. We look forward to a busy and challanging year. The first meeting with the new team is on Wedneday 8 June, at 6pm at the Arts Council building behind the library in Kenilworth. Come in and bring your ideas, we welcome anyone who would like to join us at the meetings. The Chamber is the forum for residents and businesses to express their ideas about local issues.



Free DVD helping residents recycle in their own backyard

nyone who’s been to one of council’s compost and wormfarm workshops knows how great they are, but some people just don’t have the time to attend. That’s why Sunshine Coast Council is bringing the popular workshop to gardeners at home in the form of a DVD called ‘Compost Worm Farms and Everything in Between’. The DVD is freely available from council libraries, including mobile units, customer contact centres, council offices and online at www.sunshinecoast. and is an interesting watch for anyone even remotely interested in gardening, free fertiliser and sustainable waste management. The DVD includes information on setting up, maintaining and troubleshooting an organic recycling system. Environment Portfolio Councillor Keryn Jones said that council’s wormfarm and compost workshops are consistently booked out. “This DVD makes great information more accessible to everyone,” Cr Jones said. “It is encouraging that hundreds of people have already accessed the DVD on the website, even before the official DVD launch.” “And because reducing the environmental impacts of waste really does start at home, it’s great that so many people are interested in what they can do. “The compost and wormfarm initiative was developed as part of the Sunshine Coast Waste Minimisation Strategy, which identified diverting food and garden waste from landfill as one of the most important things to be done to reduce our impacts on climate change.” So what are we doing about it? • The DVD, ‘Compost, Wormfarms and everything in between’ is available through the Customer Service Centres and the libraries. • Council hosts wormfarm and composting workshops across the Coast, view the website for details. • The food and garden waste collection trial with 500 residents in Cooroy and Peregian Springs has been going well with contamination below 1%, thanks to the efforts of the residents involved. • A garden waste recycling service was rolled out across the Coast in November 2010. • The landfill gases that contribute two thirds of council’s greenhouse gases will soon be harvested and flaring off, or used for generating clean power. Copies of the DVD are available from council’s customer contact centre, council libraries and online at

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World Environment Day On 5 June, don’t miss the inspirational World Environment Day festival at the University of the Sunshine Coast from 9am – 4pm. A great free event for all the family, with entertainment, education, kids’ activities, and useful info on how to make your home more sustainable.

Sports Field Maintenance Program Does your not-for-prot sporting organisation need help to keep a local sports eld in tip-top shape? Eligible groups can apply for funding support for maintenance of their sports elds to a district competition standard. With applications open until 24 June, council is encouraging local sporting groups to apply online now.

Community Partnership Funding Program Council is keen to hear from not-forprot groups wishing to partner with council to help make our region the best it can be. Organisations can apply for a contribution to their operational expenses in categories like community facilities, environment or emergency services. Check out the guidelines online to see if your group is eligible.

Floating land Don’t miss Floating Land … Ten days celebrating water culture at Lake Cootharaba. Kick back with local and international artists, attend free workshops, stroll past lakeside sculptures… OR … rev it up with the music and dance program! Floating Land starts May 27. Visit 

COUNCIL MEETINGS Performance and Service Committee Meeting

9am, 21 June, Tewantin.

Strategy and Planning Committee Meeting

9am, 22 June, Tewantin.

Ordinary Meeting

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Marketing with No Money

ore than 96% of businesses on the Sunshine Coast are classed as “small business” and are vital to the local economy. Feedback indicates that small business owners are struggling with issues of time, money and marketing.

Table Corner ... Winter’s coming, spice up your meal with this hearty lentil and pumpkin soup!

Spicy red lentil and pumpkin soup

Following the success of the Let’s Get Digital sessions, Sunshine Coast Libraries are continuing to assist small business owners build their knowledge and skill base about new innovative business techniques, with free sessions about Marketing with No Money.

Ingredients (serves 6)

The presenter, Leah Squire, is the founder of a multi-million dollar internet based business that was started just over two years ago with $1,000 and a marketing budget of zilch.

• 2 garlic cloves, crushed

Economic Development and Council Entrepreneurship Portfolio Councillor Lew Brennan said Sunshine Coast Libraries are looking to run information sessions tailored specifically to small business owners, providing them with simple, practical tips and hints they can take away and put into practice to benefit their own business. “In small business there is often nothing left in the bank for expensive marketing campaigns,” Cr Brennan said. “In the Marketing with No Money sessions, Leah will provide simple free or cheap marketing strategies small business owners can implement to build their brand and improve their sales and image.” Due to popular demand the first round of sessions scheduled have already been booked to capacity, and Sunshine Coast Libraries have rushed to arrange extra sessions. Cr Brennan said Sunshine Coast Libraries recognised the value these sessions would provide local small business operators, but still the level of demand came as something of a surprise. “These Marketing with No Money sessions have been so popular we have not only added extra seating to the current nine sessions across the region, but still needed to schedule a number of extra sessions,” he said. “Goes to show Sunshine Coast Libraries have their finger on the pulse. Looks like the small business community have cottoned on that libraries are more than just a place to go to borrow books.”

• 370g (1 1/2 cups) red lentils • 1 tbs olive oil • 1 brown onion, finely chopped • 3 tsp ground cumin • 2 tsp ground coriander • 1/2 tsp chilli powder • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric • 1.5kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, cut into 1cm pieces • 1.625L (6 1/2 cups) vegetable stock • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste Method 1. Place the lentils in a sieve and rinse under cold running water. 2. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for five minutes or until it softens. Add the garlic, cumin, coriander, chilli powder and turmeric. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until aromatic. 3. Add the lentils and stir to coat in the onion mixture. Stir in thepumpkin and stock. Increase heat to high and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, stirring often, for 15 minutes or until pumpkin and lentils are very soft. 4. Use a potato masher to roughly mash the pumpkin and lentils. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Storage: keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days or place serving-sized portions in small airtight containers and freeze for up to two months. Recipe sourced from

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