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20 June 2012 Vol. 22 No. 11

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Mary Valley Art Festival 2012 12-15 July p6

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Special Screening To Benefit Local Family

special benefit screening of the delightful Australian cinema classic “The Picture Show Man” will be held at the Kenilworth Bowls Club on Saturday 30 June 7pm with all proceeds going to assist the local Brady family. In August last year the father and breadwinner Keith Brady became very ill with a mystery illness. In December it was diagnosed as the most virulent form of leukemia and Keith was hospitalised in Brisbane where a battle royal began to save him. Following months of great stress for the family, the latest news is that Keith has just turned the corner on the road to recovery. If all goes well, he will be back on the farm in December of this year. To assist the family, a number of Kenilworth groups and businesses have offered their support for this fundraising event. Following the great response to the screening of “The Picture Show Man” at the Indee Theatre last month, it was arranged to show the same delightful programme at the Kenilworth Bowls Club as the fundraiser - but with more emphasis on the unique Kenilworth connection to the colourful and entertaining era of the Travelling Picture Show Men. A show not to be missed and a great night’s entertainment - only $10 entry to a very worthy cause. For further details contact Kev Franzi on 07 5446 0341.



-Day It is 6 June as I write this and little mention has been made in the news of the significance of this day. Sixtyeight years ago – 6 June 1944 – the invasion of Europe was taking place. Although Australia’s war effort in 1944 was concentrated on the Pacific War fighting Japan, a small number of our Army, Air and Navy personnel did take part in the D-Day landing in Normandy. Thirteen Army officers were attached to British Army units manning landing crafts to learn how to conduct amphibious operations for use later in the Pacific War. Ten RAAF squadrons were based in the UK and 1500 Australians were posted directly to RAF units. All units took part in the invasion of Europe – of the RAAF squadrons, two provided direct support to the Allied armies (one flying Spitfires and the other flew Mosquito light bombers). Four squadrons flew Halifax and Lancaster heavy bombers as part of RAF Bomber Command attacking targets in France ahead of the invasion. The remaining squadrons were assigned to either protecting the invasion force, flying patrols over the waters around the UK and one squadron flew Beaufighter strike planes against German shipping.

Up to 3000 Australians were involved in D-Day. The main contribution was in the air with Australian airmen serving in dozens of RAF squadrons and, of course, the ten RAAF squadrons. Five hundred RAN sailors served on British warships from battleships to corvettes to motor torpedo boats to landing craft. Fourteen Australians were killed on D-Day – two RAN and twelve RAAF personnel. Lest we forget. Publicity Officer



PC had a muster on Saturday 26 May, attended by 15 riders, who were instructed in mounted games by Sonia Law, KPC’s Chief Instructor, in the morning which culminated with a mini gymkhana in the afternoon. There was also a special visit and demonstration by the Zone 6 Mounted Games State Team. The riders had a great day, with a few thrills and spills! Meanwhile, on the same weekend Jessie Falconer was competing at Southport Pony Club, in Dressage Combined training and Equitation Jumping. Jessie placed 4th overall in Equitation Jumping, 2nd overall in Combined Training and 2nd overall in Dressage Novice. On Saturday 9 June Lea Bierman visited KPC and instructed small groups in flatwork for the day. WOW! There was so much to learn. Then on Sunday 10 June we were lucky enough to have another local hero visit, Tim Amatrano, who instructed small groups in jumping. All riders really enjoyed their session as there were smiles all round. It was such a wonderful weekend, well done to Linda McClay for her great coordinating. Thank you also to all of those who helped set up, pack up, gear check and all the other things in between… Let’s hope that we get to do it again next year!

Photo for the Horse Deals competition. The horse is actually Groti, in Wally’s (yes, another horse) ‘Where’s Wally?’ rug!! Back row: Jessie Falconer, Sophia Wright, Winona Emery, Rommy McCullough, Tyla Fenton-Leslie, Jasmine Moore. Front row: Erin Lisett, Megan Lisett, Abi Henbury, Kate Lisett.

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KENILWORTH Kenilworth Historical Association Inc Annual General Meeting


n Saturday, June 2, the President, Lenore Meldrum, welcomed members, representatives of other community organisations and special guests, Mayor Jamieson and Mrs Laurel Jamieson, Councillor Greg Rogerson and Mrs Lesley Rogerson to the Historical Association’s Annual General Meeting. The President’s report stated that the Historical Association had endeavoured to continue the philosophy of community co-operation those “radical socialists” who established this community in the 1890’s included in all their endeavours.

One example of this community co-operation is the manner in which the businesses of the township freely advertise the Museum to customers which is greatly appreciated. Visitor numbers for the 2012 calendar showed an increase over the previous two years.

Special thanks were extended to the small band of workers supporting the Museum, particularly Kevin and Jenette Franzi, Clem and Olive Hassall, Cec and Val Pearson, Fay Miller and Beryl Laffey. Of course any efficient committee is dependant on the ability of the secretary and this Association is no different, with appreciation expressed for the support and guidance by Blair during the year. Specially prepared shopping bags with samples of Kenilworth produce were presented to Mrs Jamieson and Mrs Rogerson. At the meeting Jo McKenzie donated the pictured box. If anyone could shed some light on its origin and prior utility the Museum would be most grateful. The Museum may be contacted though kenilworthmuseum@ or PO Box 166 Kenilworth 4574. Blair Meldrum Secretary Kenilworth and District Historical Assn Inc.

Appreciation was expressed for the partnership grant from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council which has reduced the burden of additional fundraising this year. The Easter Saturday Street Stall was a major fundraising event for the Museum with many thanks expressed to those who supported the event with donations of time, money and goods. This year the Museum was fortunate to receive a donation of primary school books from Mary Schultz (nee Tutt). One of these books includes the early writings of her brother Stan. The Museum was also been donated “Granny” Pearce’s primary school hand sewn sampler by her granddaughter Margaret Jephcott (nee Paulger). Personal photographs have also been added to the Museum’s collection from a variety of sources. A number of special events were also held at the Museum over the past year. These included:• Sunshine Coast Cultural Heritage Advisory Group Networking Event in early September attended by representatives from museums across the region at which a Memorial Lecture to Stan Tutt was delivered.  • Kenilworth Arts Council utilised the Roxy Room during the Kenilworth Celebrates Arts Festival in September for the launch of the Bunya Guitar DVD.  • During October the Cinema and Theatre Historical Society visited the Museum as part of their wider conference activities. A special DVD documenting the history of the Moving Pictures in the Kenilworth District was produced for the occasion.

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MARY VALLEY Caring for Mary: a public forum about the future of the Mary River

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ll members of the Mary River community who care about the Mary River are urged to attend a public “Caring for Mary” forum at 9am on Friday, 22 June 2012 at Maleny Library, 5 Coral Street. The forum will be an interactive and informative event that give people the opportunity to find out about exciting new Mary River related projects and provide input to the Mary River Threatened Species Recovery Plan.

“The Mary River Threatened Species recovery plan is the first of its kind in Australia to focus on a river,” explained Dr Tanzi Smith from the Mary River Catchment Coordination Committee. “We are identifying actions to improve the overall health of the Mary and to recover the populations of our iconic threatened species, the Mary River Cod, Mary River Turtle and the lungfish as well as the endangered Giant Barred Frog and the Freshwater mullet.” The Caring for Mary forum aim to be a celebration of the wonderful activities already underway or planned in our region. Discussion at the forum will focus on identifying actions that are needed to help make it easier for these activities to continue. “So far we’ve had a lot of great suggestions from the community which have been incorporated into the draft. This forum will be one of the last chances people will have to influence the proposed actions before it goes for federal and state government review and I urge people to take this opportunity to have their say,” suggested Tanzi.


ary Valley State College, Imbil, celebrates 50 years of secondary education in Imbil with an Open Day to be held on Saturday 22 September at the school grounds. Festivities start from 10am with registration. A comprehensive display of memorabilia is being organised by school staff, with many class and school photos forming a talking point as visitors identify themselves and classmates. Highlights will include cake cutting, placing of a time capsule, and roll call of the original class of 1962. A buffet-style Reunion Dinner is planned for the Saturday night from 6.00pm. For catering purposes, intending guests are asked to contact the school on 07 5488 5333 to register their interest. Cost is $15 per head. All meals will be catered for by the school’s enterprising P&C group, whose expertise in function catering was in evidence during the Theatre Restaurant held in September 2011. Morning tea and lunch will also be available café-style. Provision is being made for a photographer to capture formal and informal shots of class groups during the celebrations. The Imbil State School Secondary Department (as it was then known) commenced operations in the Imbil Public Hall with 26 students studying industrial, commercial or academic streams. Classes were held under cramped and dusty conditions until the new building (now the main block) was opened for operation in 1963. Extensions have seen provision of a modern computer centre, home economics and workshop areas, as well as a second classroom block. Let your friends know – start organising your class groups now in anticipation of a great weekend of celebration.

Pictured below: Front of Mary Valley College 2012.

Copies of the new Mary River Cod DVD, which contains unique underwater footage of this endangered fish, will also be available. Please RSVP for the event by contacting to Tanzi Smith at the Mary River Catchment Coordination Committee on 5482 4766 or You can also find out more about the Recovery Plan on Facebook at Forums in other locations may be organised on request.


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More prize money for Mary Valley Art Festival

new website and increased prize money for the Open Section indicate the annual Mary Valley Art Festival is going from strength to strength as it notches up its 12th quality show from July 12-15 at the Imbil Public Hall. Announcing the dates for the 2012 festival, organiser Jan Watt said the total prize money had topped $5300, with the open section first prize now $1200.

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he Cooroy Heritage Walk will be presented by local historian Dr Ruth Kerr and hosted by Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group as part of the Noosa Longweekend on Saturday 23 June. The walk will start at the Cooroy Butter Factory at 1.00 pm and finish with a complimentary afternoon tea. Come along to learn more about the fascinating history of the area. R. Higginson Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group Inc.

This made the award one of the richest in the Gympie region, she said, and she anticipates a corresponding increase in entries. New to the 2012 festival was an encouragement prize for which all entrants were eligible. Ms Watt expects the media buzz surrounding the Mary Valley Country marketing campaign to extend to art and culture, and invited everyone to “come out to play” in the Mary Valley by visiting the exhibition, purchasing some fabulous art and enjoying the countryside while you are there. Opening night on July 12, from 6pm, is always a large event with people using the opportunity to view the exhibition and mix with the artists, to a backdrop of tasty nibbles and music.



change of dates has occured for the home games in Kenilworth at the end of the month, they are as follows: Sat 23 June: Mary Valley Stags v Yandina Main Game                  Beachmere v Caboolture First Game Sat 30 June: Mary Valley Stags v Coolum Main Game                       Yandina v Pomona-Cooran First Game This change originated from Wide Bay changing the date for the C Grade Rep Games was held on Saturday 16 June at Beewah. The game on Saturday 30 June will be our third position on the ladder playing the top of the ladder Coolum. It will be an exciting game which we would very much like to come out on top. We would love to see a huge crowd there to barrack the boys on.

The People’s Choice Awards return at 1pm on Sunday, July 15 at the close of the festival, when the favourite entry by popular vote is revealed. This is a complimentary entry, wine and cheese event sponsored by Borumba Deer Park. Visit the new website for all the information you need and printable entry forms. Entries close on June 20. Inquiries to Jan Watt on 0488 969 408 or email

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Launch of new Sign

rystal Waters Permaculture Village has launched the new sign at the entrance to the Village Green on Saturday 9 June. This project had been assisted by the Sunshine Coast Council Grants Program and has involved many from the community donating time, tools, refreshments and materials, including Brendan from Maleny Dingo Hire who helped to prepare the site. Local Maleny artist and signwriter Rob Clarke has led the process with sensitivity and artistic brilliance. Rob was extremely generous with his time, volunteering many hours beyond the budget of the project. Rob’s studio on the Deck at the Village Green was accessible to the community. He consulted widely and was very sensitive to community issues and processes. Jan Freyee has led the construction of the installation.


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ushcare Group at Little Yabba Park (Cambroon) working bees are held on the first Friday of the month. We usually work for a couple of hours weeding and planting, have a cuppa and then a forest walk nearby for those interested. All equipment provided. If you would like to be part of restoring this beautiful little park, please join us at our next bee on Friday 6 July at 8am, we wil be weeding Madeira Vine which is a big job! If you have any queries, contact Susie Duncan on 5429 6622, You might also like to read about the activities of the group at www.

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North American Students Saving Mary River Tributary

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The student volunteers have come to Bellbunya Community to help with the clearing and replanting of the land. In weeding the area around Bellbunya, the students will get the project underway for restoring the native species and encouraging the wildlife to inhabit and thrive. Diana Gora, nineteen year-old from Ontario, Canada exclaims, “It is amazing the amount of work that ten people can do in one day!” On the first day alone, the group cleared 500 square meters of land down by the creek. They worked to remove Lantana, Desmodium, and unwanted vines. After an area was cleared, native plants were brought in to add biodiversity to the area. The Bellbunya community is always looking for any willing volunteers to join them in their passion for this growing project. “The project is consistently operating, but it is the volunteers that visit who give the push to achieve their ultimate goal,” says Jared Wellman, 22 from Arizona, USA. The next group of student volunteers is arriving in June, and on Monday 25 June all are welcome to come learn how to repair and revegetate creek lines and forests. Marc Russell, a local Council Wildlife officer will be available to lead the discussion.

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OUR COMMUNI TY Conondale Range Committee donates three seats for Great Walk

Don and Joe, members of the wonderful Great Walk volunteer maintenance crew, were there helping with the Installation which involved teaming it up with a log-round table and a little paving using the parallel-splitting rock found on site. It’s always been a special spot, this campground above Summer Falls, a delightful glade in the forest and a totally appropriate place for such a great seat. Pictured, some of the “indomitable seat installing crew� at Booloumba Creek Day Use area with the freshly installed seats on Tuesday 1 November 2011. Left to right: Ashley Gillis (QPWS), Des King (builder and installer) Cheryl Seabrook, Ian Mackay, Alf Moore and Don Burgher (CRC).



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n Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 1st November 2011 the “indomitable seat installing crew� completed the task of installing two seats at the start of the Conondale Range Great Walk at Booloumba Creek. In a very robustly build shelter shed at the Day Use Area and start of the Conondale Range Great Walk the two seats build by local builder and CRC member Des King, were installed. Their installation was a collaborative effort of CRC and Ashley Gillis from QPWS. It was no easy job cutting through the thick concrete slab, but by day’s end, two sturdy, very well-made seats were in place. Conondale Range Great Walk is a 56km four day circuit walk through magnificent, rugged terrain featuring ancient rainforest and cascading waterfalls. www.derm. There is also a seat recently installed at the Summer Falls campground (part of the Great Walk). It had to be a rougher design to fit in with the surroundings. The solid log supplied by Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service was expertly carved by Dino Pozzibon. This seat bears a memorial plaque to long-time Conondale Range Committee Vice-President Mark Ricketts who passed away at Easter 2011. Mark had a long involvement with the Conondales and was instrumental in the ground-breaking negotiation process that resulted in the expanded National Park back in the nineties. Dino did a wonderful job in making the seat but that was only the start of it. Summer Falls Walkers Camp has no road access, so the 180 kg log plus its two hefty log supports had to be brought down the walking track on a motorised, walk-behind, rubber-tracked “dumpie�.

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OUR COMMUNI TY Hard work and lots of fun in Korea

Cameron also fits Korean language lessons into his busy day and is taking every opportunity to become involved in Korean life. “Everyone makes me feel welcome and are very nice,” he said. Some weekends are spent with his room mates visiting their families, attending barbeques markets and museums. Others are less traditional, squid jerky snacks at the cinema, karaoke and midnight takeaways. You can catch up with Cameron’s story so far and follow the rest of his fascinating adventure by visiting his blog: or go online at and find out about training here in Maleny. Pictured top left is Cameron with his Korean classmates.


f you can imagine training so long you shred the skin on your feet, or running up endless stairs while carrying a person on your shoulders, you are experiencing the life of a Taekwondo student from Hanzhong University in South Korea. Assistant instructor at the San Taekwondo club in Maleny Cameron Taylor is now half way through his three month scholarship at the prestigious university. Cameron’s typical day begins with a dawn mountain run and ends late at night, after a long day of drills, sparring, timber breaking and kicking practice. For Cameron the only Australian and non-Korean student currently studying at Hanzhong it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. “It’s an honor and so inspiring to be coached by an Olympic gold medalist. The training has helped me improve my technique, kick speed and power immensely” said Cameron.

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he weekend of 7/8 July 2012 is the date for horse riders to compete in the beautiful scenic Imbil area with a Competitive Trail Ride with a difference. This time all the 10 judge points will be completed at the ride base at Imbil Showgrounds in keeping with the English version of Le Trec upon which S.C.A.T.E.R. is loosely based. The usual format for a Competitive Trail Ride (or CTR) is having at least one and maybe two judge points at the base before riders head off following a marked track (18 to 22 kms) where they will encompass another eight judge points or obstacles before returning to base and completing the competition. So for a change, this will be a spectator sport because five judge points will be completed before riders head off into the forestry and on return, they will complete the remaining judge points. SCATER is a great club encouraging horsemanship skills as well as camaraderie. Riding in the bush is a relaxing experience and combining this with following a trail, completing various judge points along the way such as opening and shutting a gate, putting on a raincoat or dragging a branch for example – and completing the course at a certain pace makes for a fun and yet competitive competition. We want to encourage more riders to come along and have fun – trail length is anticipated to be at least 18kms with a smaller loop for beginners. Camping will be at Imbil Showgrounds and nominations need to be received by June 29. Please check out for further details. All information is on the web site where you can learn how to prepare for a CTR and what you and your horse will need. Come along and have fun and test your skills – that is what it is all about. (related photo colour page 10) Roz Bergman Secretary – S.C.A.T.E.R.



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am debate continues During the last sitting of Parliament the Premier reiterated his belief that the Federal Government should wind back its capacity to interfere with projects that the State Government believes are significant. I made it very clear that I did not support the Premier’s view, because if this had been the case with the previous government, the Traveston Crossing Dam would now be under construction. I believe we need to retain the Federal Government’s review powers. De-amalgamation issues Since the state election I have received numerous calls from people in EerwahVale and Kenilworth inquiring about the possibility of being included in the proposed Noosa area which will be considered for de-amalgamation. Last week in parliament the minister for Local Government advised that he would not include these areas in the proposed review of the Noosa de-amalgamation. If residents want to read the Minister’s full speech, contact my office. Environmental grants I’m really pleased that the Government has decided to support community grants aimed at improving our environment. The projects under the newly announced Everyone’s Environment Grants program include: tree planting; land restoration; community clean-ups; waterways clean-ups; monitoring pollutants in creeks and rivers; run-off reduction and water quality improvements. These grants will open in July 1, and groups will be able to apply for funding from $2000. I will provide more information once it becomes available. Wild Dog control Our region has for many years experienced wild dog problems ranging from stock attacks by dingos through to domesticated dogs that are running wild. Residents with wild dog problems need to contact Council for assistance. Under State laws, Council is responsible for wild dog control. Last week in Parliament the Minister for Agriculture announced that the Government will employ a number of staff throughout the State to assist councils in managing the wild dog problems. I’m pleased that our region will benefit from the appointment of one of these people, based in Nambour. This person will work with Council staff to tackle the wild dog issues.

Gambling funds aid community District schools and community groups have been successful in achieving much needed funding through the last round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants. One of the successful grant applicants was the Kenilworth Sports and Swimming Pool Association who have achieved $19,100 in funds toward training equipment. Meet me in Cooroy I will be holding my next Cooroy meeting day in the Cooroy RSL boardroom on Thursday, July 5 from 10am. Anyone who would like to meet with me can organise an appointment by contacting my Nambour office on 5441 6933.


feel extremely excited and honoured to be representing Division 10 in the second term of the Sunshine Coast Council. I’m looking forward to working closely with the whole community to develop ideas and fulfil aspirations that will help prosper and enhance the region in which we live. I invite you to communicate freely with me and keep me informed by asking questions and raising issues for discussion about the things that matter to you. Gheerulla Hall The historic Gheerulla Hall has been a significant landmark in Gheerulla since it was built in 1907. The hall is managed by volunteers who make sure it is in good nick so that the space can be used for special occasions like birthdays and reunions or after funerals. The committee of management would love to see some fresh faces at their next meeting on Wednesday 1 August at 7.30pm. It’s a great opportunity to meet local people and possibly help with upkeep of the hall or handle bookings. Green June Council has a number of activities planned for Green June that celebrates all things eco-friendly. It’s a great opportunity to get out and about in the region and learn about the environmental footprint and green technologies from a diverse range of fun-filled events and activities. Council’s website is a great place to find out what is happening across the whole region. Contact me on 5441 8373 with your questions and suggestions about making the Sunshine Coast Australia’s most sustainable region – vibrant, green and diverse.

Are insects & flies driving you crazy?

“I can repair or make to measure

new timber flywire doors and window screens to suit any home, from $50- a window.” CONTACT TREVOR 5447 9495 OR 0417 844 858

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Rogo’s round-up

Cr Greg Rogerson



nfortunately, we have seen an increase in the amount of shoplifting in the Imbil Police Division recently. Shoplifting costs the whole community, not just the owners of the store involved. Shops factor shoplifting into their budgets and the costs of goods have a ‘shoplifting factor’ built into their price. The more shoplifting that occurs, the more the consumer pays for goods. Companies such as Coles and Woolworths factor up to ten million dollars per year into the costs of their goods for shoplifting. The Imbil Friendly Grocer, which has been a target of these thieves, has a very good CCTV system in the shop. It covers all angles inside the shop and also cameras cover outside the shop. The footage and recorded and stored and the owner is prepared to make it available to Police if requested. The downloaded footage has been used recently in two shoplifting matters to prove that the offence has been committed. The footage is quite clear, to the stage where the actual item taken can be identified. The footage was also used to identify a suspect in another criminal matter. Due to the increase in shoplifting from the Imbil Friendly Grocer, the owners have made a decision that all matters will be referred to the Police and we will investigate and take action as required. A reminder that Glenda’s hours are Monday 9am-2pm, Tuesday 8am-12md, Wednesday 12md-4pm and Thursday 9am-2pm, public holidays excluded. These are the hours that the Station will be attended and the hours when licences and registrations business will be conducted. Please attend during these hours to avoid a wasted trip. Please also be advised that Glenda may be absent at times due to illness, training or leave. It is safer to ring to check that she is at the Station than waste a trip. The phone number of the Station is 5484 5222. The Station does not have EFTPOS or any other card system to make payments. Cash is the preferred system for payment but we will accept cheques from people with the correct identification who reside in our Division. The phone number for the Station rings in the residences as well as the Station so calls will usually be answered. Don’t assume that just because the phone is answered that Police are working. We may be off duty but still answering the phone. At times when the Station is unattended, the phone will be diverted to Gympie. If your matter is urgent and the phone is not answered, you can ring Gympie Police on 5480 1111 – the phone is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – or 000 in an emergency. Terry Kennedy Sergeant

Bill Greer Senior Constable

Laughing Out Loud!

Plumbing & Gas PH 5446 9298 • 0413 012 398 Residential • Rural • Commercial

New work, Repairs, Renovations • Drainage • Septic tanks • Trenches jgMVV0409_KCP&G

A woman walked up to a little old man rocking in a chair on his porch. “I couldnt help noticing how happy you look,” she said. “Whats your secret for a long happy life?” “I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day,” he said. “I also drink a case of whiskey a week, eat fatty foods, and never exercise.” “Thats amazing,” the woman said. “How old are you?” “Twenty-six,” he said.


— Blocked Drains —

GAS installations • Solar Hot Water Bathroom & Kitchen renovations

“Don’t risk it, use a licensed plumber.” PROPRIETORS: JOHN & JO-ANNE MCKENZIE


A new bridge at Pomona During June council will begin work on a new two-lane bridge on Exhibition Street, Pomona replacing the existing single lane timber bridge. Detours will be in place during construction.

Register for online services Did you know you can now have your rates notice emailed to you? Register with MyCouncil, the online registration system, and sign up for Online Services in time for the July rates period. You can then pay online, or use one of council's other payment methods. Visit You can also pay animal registrations and infringement notices online.

Grow bushfood at home Head for your local library this month to learn how you can grow bush food from native plants in your garden. Backyard Bushfood workshops are being held at Sunshine Coast libraries across the Coast. Workshops are free but booking is essential. Visit council’s library website to book and to find out more.

Sundayze Series The Sundayze Series of entertainment includes live jazz, opera, comedy, funky fusion, retro / rock’n’roll and relaxed island beats at locations across the Coast from June through to August. Events are free. Details on the events page of council’s website.

Vegetation management From 22 June, the way council manages vegetation on private land will change. The level of vegetation protection remains the same but there will be new forms to complete when applying for a permit to remove vegetation. Check if you need approval to remove trees. Contact council on 5475 7272 or visit council’s website.

COUNCIL MEETINGS Ordinary Meetings

10.00am, Thursday 28 June, Tewantin 10.00am, Thursday 26 July, Caloundra

T 1300 00 72 72 or 07 5475 7272 E June 20, 2012 |


OUR COMMUNI TY Dinner Garden demo will help us learn to grow!!


ocated in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Dinner Garden offers learning opportunities for people interested in sustainability through the development of vegetable gardens, orchards, food forests, native gardens, cabinet timber plantings and natural area restoration. Dinner Garden founder Tim Lang (pictured below) shares his extensive experience whilst working alongside people in their own gardens, educating and supporting them to grow healthy, organic food using locally available resources whilst limiting expensive inputs. As principal gardener at Dinner Garden, Tim is transforming the yard around a semi-urban Queenslander to include garden beds with veggies and herbs, bush foods, grey water recycling, training areas, chook pen, and much more; all of which helps to demonstrate the concepts Tim is promoting. A nationally accredited Permaculture Trainer, Tim has over two decades experience in permaculture, horticulture, land management, landscaping and community development. Taking his design cues from nature’s ecological processes and patterns, Tim empowers people to design, cultivate and maintain their own beautiful, functional and abundant gardens and landscapes.

hourly until 1.45pm. If you would like help creating your own Dinner Garden, contact Tim Lang on 0429 631 900, or by email to For more info about the Festival, contact the Lake Macdonald Catchment Care group on 07 5482 4766 or visit the Festival’s facebook page at



his parkland garden located at 958 Kidaman Creek Road, Curramore, was started 30 years ago with the Poinciana trees, golden cypress and camellia Polar Bear. Over the years many trees have been added including Jacaranda, Dombeya, Kigelia, Tabebuie, Leopard, Pecan, Boab, Red cedar and Pink euodia. These mature trees provide the ideal environment for growing camellias. Over 140 varieties have been planted from beautiful formal japonicas to spectacular reticulate. Ron and Elaine Tincknell’s many prize winning camellias will delight any gardening enthusiast. The garden is accessible to all and is open Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July 9am to 4pm. Sausage sizzle and morning and afternoon teas will be available. Stalls will be selling local produce also. Raising Awareness of Mens Cancer. Supporting Muscle on the Mountain Show and Shine. Proudly sponsored by EASTON LAWYERS Your local Lawyers



he 23rd Brownwater Classic will be held at Pickering Bridge, Moy Pocket Saturday July 7, 2012.

On Sunday 24 June, Tim will be establishing a working fruit tree spiral at the Noosa Festival of Water at the Noosa Botanic Gardens. The first demo will be at 10.45am then

From 1pm people can make small black bean boats onsite and the races start at 3pm. Following by rock-skipping. Contact Ian 5446 0124. BYO picnic, chairs etc. Barbecues and evening campfire are provided. All welcome.

Mary Valley Voice NEXT ISSUE DATES & DEADLINES MVV - 11 July 12- Vol.22 #12 - Deadline Fri 28 June • MVV - 25 July 12- Vol.22 #13 - Deadline Frid 13 July EDITOR- Laetitia Hoffmann - • ADVERTISING - Jill Guldbransen - 07 5494 9918. View online issues URL

PUBLISHED EVERY FORTNIGHT 2200x A4 sized copies / 16-20pp colour + mono. CIRCULATION: 1665 x MAILBOXED to communities of Conondale, Kenilworth, Imbil, Kandanga, Amamoor, Dagun, Gheerulla, Brooloo and Belli Park / Kenilworth-Eumundi Rd. Rest are BULK DROPS: Incl. various shops, Crystal Waters, K Newsagent, K Info Centre, Gitsham Fine Foods, Pomona & Pomona Mitre 10 and 350x IGA Cooroy.

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19 Elizabeth Street


Established 1947

Kenilworth Q 4574 Enquiries 07 5446 0222 or 0407 135 797 email

Tonia Murtagh


Saturday 14 JULY 2012 - 10.30am

478 Moy Pocket Road, Moy Pocket Qld 4578 • Highset two bedroom timber Queenslander plus two large sleepouts. • Traditional floorplan with internal VJ timber walls.

• Fabulous timber deck, large enough for entertaining.

• Old timber barn and fencing. • 6.32 acres of cleared usable land.

• Excellent views and bitumen road frontage.

• Delightful property that enjoys privacy and offers a peaceful rural lifestyle.

• 20 mins to Bruce Highway at Eumundi and 10 mins to Kenilworth.


Inspections by appointment please, contact Tonia 0407 135 797

Auctioneers • Livestock Agents • Livestock Transport

Livestock 0428 136 893 Terry & Lolie Murtagh • Stock Transport 0428 711 102 Clinton Murtagh Eumundi: Calf sales every Monday • Cattle sales every 2nd Tuesday

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

This outstanding property is on the market for the first time. The current owners have been working hard on a dream to own and operate a quality retreat where guests can come and stay and enjoy the local bush surrounds while being close to the coast and local tourist drives. “Connacht House” offers a beautiful Queenslander residence with the guest area comprising of five bedrooms all with ensuites and two sitting rooms. The owners residence which is separate (but still under the same roof line) has two bedrooms with ensuites, office, lounge room, main kitchen, laundry and private covered balcony. A separate studio also is used for hairdressing and beauty therapy but is not limited to this use. The function room / dance room opens out onto the large covered verandah which takes in the local rural views while listening to the native Bellbirds. This outstanding property is ideal for weddings, private parties or conferences. There is ample of road parking with easy access to main roads and local tourist towns. While guests are staying at the property they can also enjoy leisurely strolls over the grounds and down to the creek and private rainforest area. Or if a good bushwalk is what is required then the guests can utilise the 75 acres of land that completes this property. Potential for weddings or country luxury destination venue. “Connacht House” luxury retreat - $850,000

Price reduction – Very affordable land Located five minutes out of the Imbil township is this all natural 29 acre bush block. There is approximately a five acre grassy section with the remaining land being timbered. Several ideal locations to build a home and areas to put in dams. The block would also be an ideal weekend retreat for motorbike activities or horse riding.

The owners are committed to selling and will look at offers. Price $180,000

Very affordable family home on acreage - Imbil This two bedroom family home is one of the most affordable on the market featuring five acres, double lockup garage and a very spacious open plan layout. This property would suit first home buyers and investors alike. There is great renovating potential in this property and it is available to view now.

Call our office for an appointment. Price $220,000

RENTALS FROM $200 p/wk Contact Katie 5446 0164 – Coolabine, Imbil, Cambroon & Witta COOLABINE $200 pw. ONE bedroom cottage in quiet rural location. Air conditioning in main living area, rear deck, ideal for single or couple. IMBIL $230 pw. TWO bedroom timber cottage, lounge kitchen and dining combined, polished timber floors throughout, fenced house-yard. Separately fenced five acre paddock with dam. · IMBIL $250 pw. THREE bedroom highset family home. Front deck with views and large rear deck for entertaining. Fenced yard and double carport. Walk to shops and school. (pictured) CAMBROON $270 pw. Highset timber home on 1.5 acres. TWO bedrooms plus sleepout upstairs. THREE bedroom and large tiled family room downstairs. Single carport. No immediate neighbours. Quiet rural location. WITTA $300 pw. Only 10 minutes up the range from Maleny. Lowset THREE brm brick home on 2175m2 block of land. Covered rear patio area. Double lockup garage. All properties Pets on Application. Contact Rental department for inspections. MVVOICE-2012©KREALTY-20JUNE

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