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es, it’s that time of the year again! The 6th edition of Kenilworth, Cheese, Wine Food Fest is ready to go! Many of the food stalls from 2013 are returning and, with lots of new food stalls participating this year, there will be an interesting variety of goodies to sample and buy Mary Valley produce on display! With over 3 000 coming to Kenilworth, this is an ideal time for community groups to fundraise. Now is the time to book a stall site to promote and sell your special foods. Email Well known chef, Peter Wolfe, will be giving gourmet cooking demonstrations with a bushfood flavour. The Cheese Rolling Contest and Cheester Egg Hunt are on as usual - great fun for the young and not so young! Kenilworth Country Foods will be providing the fantastic cheese baskets for the various prizes. Come and celebrate 25 years of cheese making by our famous Kenilworth Country Foods, with cheese and wine tastings all day. As a special treat, “That 60’s Guy” will be providing entertainment for all to enjoy. The Big Raffle, a portable TV satellite dish donated by Coruno Enterprises, will again be there. Everyone has a chance to win! A great day for Kenilworth – Heart of the Mary Valley! For more detailed information, check out the web page



013 has been a busy year for the small group of volunteers at Kenilworth Community Information Centre: Total number of Visitors from January to December 2013: 16,600 to include overseas visitors 794. This represents an increase of 10.95% on the previous year (2012) with an increase of 19.645% for overseas visitors. This is a tremendous effort on behalf of the volunteers as we have been stretched to the limit. We need help from the Kenilworth community to keep the Centre running smoothly and in the long run ‘open seven days’. The Information Centre needs additional volunteers. You meet and chat with interesting people, promote Kenilworth, its business’, organisations and events. We also have information on the surrounding regions and we are a friendly bunch of people. It gets you out into the community! Come in and see one of the volunteers and have a chat or phone 5446 0122. Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce and Information Centre volunteers wish to sincerely thank Sunshine Coast Council for their assistance with an additional year of funding, sourced from the Community Partnership Funding Program. This funding has helped us with some of the major operational costs which is very much appreciated. We have also been very successful in obtaining grants from several sources: Queensland Government ‘Caring for our Community’ Grant and Australian Government FaHCSIA Grant and we thank both Governments for awarding us the funding. These grants are for equipment and the purchases are varied, our the latest acquisition is office furniture, with a new electronic system on its way. Looking forward to seeing you at the Centre. Pat Yates Kenilworth Information Centre Coordinator

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Kenilworth in the 1940’s

n the Maroochy Shire Council Report published in the Nambour Chronicle (28.4.1944, p2) a letter from Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce was received asking Council to assist with the supply of electricity in Kenilworth and district; also in regard to alignment in the main street. Historic Note – Electricity was not connected to the township of Kenilworth until September 1951.

A full list of names of soldiers who received hampers during the 1940’s from the Kenilworth Patriotic Fund and coordinated by the Kenilworth CWA is held at the Kenilworth Museum. The Historical Association was contacted this week by a family conducting family history tracing, seeking Kidaman State School photographs. If any readers have photographs from the 1930’s - 40’s please contact the museum by phone 5472 3090 or email kenilworthmuseum@ Lenore Meldrum President Kenilworth & District Historical Association Inc.

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On page two of the Nambour Chronicle published on 21.12.1945 the Kenilworth report read:C.W.A. XMAS MEETING The Kenilworth Rest Room was gay with Xmas decorations, and the tea tables decorated with bowls of blue and white and bells for the meeting held on December 12. Mrs. Welch presided, opening the meeting with the ‘Motto’ and the ‘Creed.’ Others present were Mesdames A. H. Sims, Dobson, Dennis, E. Sims, Murtagh, Tanner, Pickering, Purdon, Tones, Adams, Hassall, Misses Peat, Beattie and McGinn. A welcome was extended to new members. Mrs. D. E. Pickering and Mrs. J. Purdon. also a visitor from Mackay (N.Q.), Mrs. Hewitt. As a result of a sports day and the receipt of a donation, a cheque of £25 ($50) was sent to the Students’ Hostel Fund, £2 /2/ - ($4.20) to the Feed for Britain Appeal, £2/2 - ($4.20) to each child from Kenilworth who takes out a scholarship at a secondary school. A report on the annual meeting of the Division was presented to the meeting, and members reminded that the final executive meeting of the year would be held at Maleny on February 8 at 10am. At the conclusion of the meeting competitions were enjoyed. Mesdames Dobson and Murtagh being the winners. Mr. G. B. Sutton was present at afternoon tea to enlist membership for the soldiers’ hampers. A ham (donated by Mrs. Muller) was won by Miss Muriel Parker (Coolabine). A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mrs. Purdon and Miss McGinn for decorating the room and setting the tables for tea.

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10-year-old Norwegian boy took his parents’ car for a joyride, claiming he was a dwarf who forgot his driver’s license. He loaded his 18-monthold sister in the family car and drove off to visit their grandparents 60 km away, only to drive into a snowy ditch after 10 km. ‘There’s a crocodile in them there trees.’ When in crocodile territory it’s normal to keep a wary eye out on water and land, but research in America suggests we need to look up. Juvenile reptiles have been observed climbing vertically, while larger ones tended to climb angled trunks and branches, all of which is a measure of the reptiles’ spectacular agility. And speaking of crocs, a lap swimmer at the Mount Isa Aquatics pool alerted management when he saw something swimming near him. Management then found five baby crocs in the pool, and another four around the facility. Fortunately their parents were nowhere in sight. Now that’s a truck. Powered by three jet engines and hitting speeds close to 644kph, it is the world’s fastest jetpowered truck. The four-tonne vehicle generates 36,000 horsepower and can cover 400metres in just 6.5 seconds. You can’t help who you fall in love with, but a ten year old female penguin falling in love with her 40 year old male caretaker? Despite being polar opposites, the penguin is apparently enchanted by her caretakers low voice and follows him around, striking courting and breeding poses. And following my previous article on a man who read he had died, an upset patient told medical staff that the clock in his ward had announced his time was up. It was confirmed that the clock indeed said, ‘DIE,’ until it was discovered that the radio-controlled clock had reverted to German and was displaying an abbreviation of ‘Dienstag,’ meaning Tuesday in German.



enilworth State Community College students have settled in well to the routine of a new school year with 61 students enrolled across the classes of Prep/1, Year 2/3/4 and Year 5/6/7. Timetabling has been coordinated so that optimum learning is focussed on our priorities of literacy and numeracy each day until 12 noon. All specialised classes including music and PE are programmed for afternoon learning. 2014 will be the last year that Queensland Year 7s undertake primary schooling. As of next year, Kenilworth State Community College will be a Prep to Year 6 campus with Year 7 transitioning onto high school campuses. This year, School Leaders from both Year 7 and Year 6 have been elected by students from Year 1 to Year 7. Kenilworth State Community College would like to congratulate Vienna Field and Ruby Weaver-Burns from Year 7 and Sean Bradford and Jenjira Parker from Year 6 on being elected the 2014 School Leaders. The School Leaders will be presented with their badges at parade on Friday, March 14, at 2.15pm.

The school students will also lend a hand to droughtstricken farmers on Friday 28 February, with a “Free Dress Day for Farmers”. Instead of donating a gold coin, students are asked to donate an item of non-perishable food or a bale of hay. The Kenilworth Veterinary Surgery will deliver these items to drought affected areas on Friday 7 March. A Family Camp Out is planned for the weekend of 14-15 March under the stars at the Kenilworth Homestead with our Chappy, Jeshanah. This is a great opportunity for families to get together in the wonderful surroundings of the Kenilworth Homestead. Contact can be made with Jeshanah at the school on 5440 0555 for more information. Community members and parents are reminded and encouraged to make use of the Outside Hours School Care being offered on the school premises by Funtime. Please contact Paulette from FUNTIME on 0417 734 791 to book your child into before or after school care. Photo left: 2014 KSCC Student Leaders: Sean Bradford (Year 6); Ruby Weaver-Burns (Year 7); Vienna Field (Year 7) and Jenjira Parker (Year 6).


PC had its February muster on Saturday 15. It was a hot day for the horses. It started with a briefing and setup at 8am. Riders practiced their rein-drill and riding skills. Caeli Hinkler took a three year old Chestnut riding pony, Arabella, to the muster for the very first time. Arabella did very well for her age, though she was very tentative at times. The riders finished the morning practising Bounce Pony (six small jumps in a row – up and back) and then a variation called Snakes and Ladders (zig-zagging around the six small jumping poles on the way up and jumping the poles on the way back). After lunch, riders were able to take their horse to the Mary River to cool down and have some fun.   

The Kenilworth Pool hosts our PE lessons on a Monday from 12 noon until 2:45pm. School swimming lessons will continue until Monday, 31 March, and the school carnival will be held on the morning of Friday, 28 March. Thank you to community pool users who have timed their swimming activity around the school lessons. As part of the school’s vision to build and maintain strong links with members of our community, Kenilworth State Community College will officially “adopt” Senior Constable Adam Humphrys who this year has addressed the issue of cyber bullying with our senior students.


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he Stags have recommitted to another year of excitement and physical clashes in the name of Rugby League and honouring the Mary Valley. We have had our sign-on day with a good number of players already committed to join us for the year. Training has commenced each Tuesday and Thursday 6.00pm at the Jack Spicer Oval Kandanga, if you wish to join sign-on is available at training. We have organised a couple of trial matches before the season starts. The first one is against the Wallaroos, a first division club in Maryborough being played on Saturday 8 March and the other on Saturday 22 March against Pomona-Cooran at Kandanga playing for the “Challenge Cup”. It would be great to see a big crowd to cheer “The Stags” on in their quest to regain the shield. The season will start on Saturday 26 April playing two rounds of seven games. There are eight teams in the Sunshine Coast/Gympie C Grade Competition this year being Kilcoy, Palmwoods, Mary Valley, Coolum, Yandina, Pomona-Cooran, Beerwah and Beachmere. It is the expectation that each club should have approximately four home games each. We will announce these as soon as these are allocated. Raffles will commence at the Kandanga Hotel at the beginning of March every Sunday from 12.00pm. Come along and enjoy a great lunch and support the raffles. Looking forward to an exciting year of rugby league.

The Mary River in Gympie is in a sad way. The Riverwalk which was a Gympie Landcare project made possible by thousands of volunteer hours, is now in a very sad way, with no maintenance undertaken at this site for years. CAN YOU HELP? Apart from collecting rubbish, there are copious weeds that need removal. The MRCCC is coordinating the clean up and we would really appreciate any assistance.  Gloves and cold drinks will be provided to all volunteers, and a light morning tea will be served afterwards. For more information, please contact the MRCCC on 5482 4766 or email


Roving Restorers day coming up Crystal Waters, Upper Mary Valley Sat 8 March 9am-12pm

oin us for a shady morning of hand weeding in rainforest along Kilcoy Creek. Kathryn, Lois and friends have been actively restoring vegetation along this creek which provides a valuable habitat linkage between Bellthorpe National Park and the Mary River. Morning tea provided. Car pool at the back of the IGA carpark in Maleny at 8.15am or travel independently (call 5429 6622 for directions) for a 9am start. All tools will be provided. Bring gloves, water, boots, sunscreen and insect repellent. Long-sleeved shirt, trousers and hat are essential (workplace health and safety regulations). Please register at Barung, ring 5494 3151. For enquiries call Susie Duncan 5429 6622 or

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t Cooroy Library on Saturday 15 March from 9.30am to 11am, Win Wynn one of the long time members of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group will explain the Ten Golden Rules of Genealogy Research. There will be a follow up workshop on Wednesday 19 March at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. Book a place on 5329 6555. Coming up in April is a seminar on German Family History Research given by Eric Kopittke from QFHS Brisbane at the Research Room on Saturday 5 April from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Eric’s talk will cover Migration to Queensland and German Records in the information age. To book phone 5442 5570. Ros Higginson Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc.


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he STUFFit Student Film Festival competition has been for the last three years, a force of creative and entrepreneurial excellence for high school students. St. John’s College and the STUFFit management team are proud to be hosting the third annual STUFFit Student Film Festival on Saturday 8 March, 2014 at the Nambour Civic Centre Arthouse Cinema. The screening of the shortlisted films begins at 1pm concluding at 5pm with presentations to the winners until 5.30pm. From receiving a NAB seed grant to kick-start the festival in 2011 to receiving an incredible 93 film entries from high school students Australia wide, STUFFit is an unstoppable student-driven entity. Fine-tuned and organised by a committee of dedicated and committed students, the STUFFit management team succeeds in developing the event Akhmed Pshunov consistently and for MARY VALLEY, GYMPIE & KILKIVAN of professional standard. Prior Experienced Fulltime Farrier to the screening, Standard Shoeing & ‘Natural there will be Balance’• Also Trimming workshops from 0419 003 034 10am onwards. Tickets are available from the Nambour MARY VALLEY VOICE © 2014


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arth Hour was founded by WWF in Sydney in 2007 and has now been embraced by 7001 cities and 152 nations across the globe. And in 2014, Earth Hour will focus attention on one of the world’s most iconic and threatened places: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. As always, Earth Hour only works if you’re part of it. So a special Earth Hour television event is launched with Channel Ten to reveal the true story of what’s happening to the Great Barrier Reef due to climate change and more. Then turn out your lights to make a stand for our reef. On Saturday 29 March, Earth Hour supporters will get together at small and large gatherings around the country. Tune in to the must-see TV special, before turning out the lights to remind the world that it’s lights out for the Great Barrier Reef, if we don’t stand up to protect it. The organisers of the fifty best – most original, inspiring, impressive or unique Earth Hour gatherings – will then win a ticket to Camp Earth Hour on the Great Barrier Reef. How will you celebrate Earth Hour in 2014? For more info visit

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MARY VALLEY Roads update: Grigor Bridge on Maleny-Kenilworth Road, Conondale


he Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is pleased to advise that the new Grigor Bridge is now open to traffic since Monday 17 February 2014. The new bridge provides a safer and more durable connection between hinterland communities. It is over 2m higher to improve flood immunity, while its concrete structure and extra lane increases durability and capacity. The remainder of the project, which includes demolition of the original timber bridge, removal of the temporary sidetrack and some landscaping, is scheduled to be completed by mid-2014, weather permitting. Motorists are advised that changed traffic conditions will be in place until completion of the project. Road users are reminded to obey all signage for their own safety and for the safety of other road users. TMR appreciates the ongoing patience and co-operation of the community while these reconstruction works are completed. If you would like more information about the project, the project team can be contacted on 1800 459 366 or by email on

Motorists will still be able to access Kenilworth-Brooloo Road from either side of the road closure. Work will also be undertaken on the section of Kenilworth-Brooloo Road north of Pullen Creek, which will be operating as a single lane. Short delays can be expected. Access to private properties will be maintained and traffic controllers will be onsite to provide assistance when required. If you would like further information about this project, please contact the project team on 1800 459 366 or via email on Lisa Shirley TNRP Communications Officer | North Coast Region

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he Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking reconstruction works on KenilworthBrooloo Road to repair significant damage sustained during heavy rain in early 2013. Works will generally be carried out between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Since Monday 3 March 2014, Kenilworth-Brooloo Road is closed to through traffic north of Bluff Road. Given the extent of the damage, there is not enough road width left to open the road even to one lane. Traffic is diverted via the following roads: EumundiKenilworth Road, Skyring Creek Road and Tuchekoi Road. Please note that Emergency Services vehicles will not be able to access this section of road and is required to use the detour. The detour route is signed to guide motorists and Variable Message Signs are located in both directions. This detour (see map) will be in place until work at this site is finished at the end of July, weather permitting.


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ear Editor, QUICKLY AND QUIETLY is exactly how Aurecon plan to gain the Council’s permission to construct NBN infrastructure in Cooran. Few residents are aware that a 35m NBN tower is to be constructed in a semi-rural/residential area of Coles Creek Road. This structure will devalue the property investment of twenty plus properties in direct view of the tower. This will have a domino effect on all Cooran properties as well as those in surrounding suburbs – meaning all property values will decrease - a fact that Aurecon refuses to address. We’re not against progress; NBN will benefit some residents, but should not be approved at the expense of property owners. Aurecon will not answer the direct question of who will even benefit. An Aurecon representative has even stated that the tower’s signal will be compromised outside of a 3km range. Aurecon are also keeping residents in the dark about a site share agreement with other telecommunication providers for purposes of co-location. This means the 35m eyesore will only be the beginning and soon enough several structures will blight our hill, like they do in view from Black Mountain Road. The way Aurecon do business is a problem; all spindoctoring and no regard for locals. Many residents are angry that only the land owner, whose property will be financially contracted, was directly consulted. Aurecon’s only rebuttal after ignoring this and many other pertinent questions was that they followed due process and without

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request held a community meeting for “good relations” – few petition signers from the local area were aware this meeting ever took place. Aurecon have stated that they have moved proposed tower locations in the past through community intervention when there was a second viable option. Offended residents of our community are lobbying to have this tower relocated. Alternative locations include the vast surrounding government forestry or to co-locate infrastructure on top of existing communications towers as they’ve done in Gympie. With Council intervention we could simply reject the proposed location and request Aurecon representatives, who have Urban and Regional Planning qualifications and detailed aerial maps, to source an alternative site rather than push for the location most expedient for them and inconvenient for us. Submission dates will open in the next fortnight. Support Cooran by contacting Melissa or signing one of the many petitions next time you’re in town. Petitions can be found in Cooran and Pomona stores. Time is of the essence. Melissa   

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he Central Police Region, which incorporates Imbil Division, is conducting Road Safety Week from 17 to 23 March 2014. The week will involve a number of strategies across the Region with the fatal five to be targeted on the first five days of the week. These are distraction, restraints, speed, fatigue and drink and drug driving. All Police in the Central region will target these offences during the week as well as conduct educational strategies on the fatal five. More info available through the media in coming weeks. The Annual Crimestoppers Bowls Day will be held at the Imbil Bowls Club on Sunday 6 April 2014 commencing at 9.30am. The day consists of two games of bowls with a BBQ lunch in between and nibbles and presentations afterwards. The day usually concludes at about 4pm. The cost for the day is $15 per person. There will be a multi draw raffle on the day with usually well over $1000 worth of prizes donated by locals and businesses from the Mary Valley and Gympie. All money raised is donated to the Gympie Crimestoppers which use the funds for crime prevention initiatives in the Gympie Region. You don’t have to be a bowler to support this worthwhile day. Bowls are supplied and it is a fun and relaxing day while raising funds for a very worthwhile cause. If you cannot attend, you can still support the day by purchasing raffle tickets (at $5 each for the multi draw raffle) from the Imbil Police Station. If you wish to attend and play bowls, please contact the Imbil Police Station on 5484 5222 or Joy Bulter on 5484 3146 after 2pm. The bowls is conducted in teams of four people but if you haven’t got a full team, we will make up teams with extra people. You can also attend the day and not play bowls. Thank you to all the residents who have provided information on suspect vehicles and people in the area. All information has been investigated and while no specific offenders have been identified, the information has been useful. Please remain vigilant and continue to pass on information of suspect activity in your area. It is obvious that criminals are still active in the Division. Terry Kennedy Bill Greer Sergeant Senior Constable

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Many landholders own and operate chainsaws for the removal of woody weeds and other purposes. Chainsaws can be extremely hazardous if not maintained and handled correctly.

Registrations are now being taken for the next round of Chainsaw Courses and / or ACDC Courses in the Mary Valley region. If interested please book now for the next round, go to or phone Barung office on 5494 3151 For more information about the Courses contact Bob Collins Enterprises 0414 770 882 All courses run by Bob Collins, accredited instructor to Forestry Industry standards.

Noosa Library Service Events March 1 – April 15 Book Sale, Noosaville Library – March 1, 9:30am-12noon Friends of Noosaville Library Book Sale. Come grab bargain on the first Saturday of the month. Friends of Noosaville Library appreciate donations of books in good condition. Meet Kim McCosker, Noosaville Library – March 3, 1.30-3pm 4 Ingredients Wellness Trilogy Kim will talk about the inspiration behind her 4 Ingredients Wellness Trilogy: Gluten Free Lactose Free Diabetes and Allergies cookbooks. Free. Bookings required. Separation and Children, Cooroy Library – March 5, 1011.30am The best interests of the child are paramount in family law disputes between parents. This notion is one that most people would support, but that doesn’t allow for the parents widely differing views on what the ‘best interests’ actually are! Presented by Suncoast Community Legal Service you will be guided through the law on post-separation parenting and elaborates on a few popular myths along the way. Discussion includes matters surrounding: • equal-shared parental responsibility versus equal time • teenage children’s views • domestic violence and parenting • drugs and alcohol • payment of child support. Free. Bookings Required More Than Just a Mum, Noosaville Library – March 5, 1-2:30pm Join author Margit Cruice as she shares tips from her book “They’re off to school, Now what?: A Mother’s guide to rediscovering herself” Learn how you can become happier, more empowered, open up new possibilities and even take some inspired actions. Free. Bookings required. Planting for Wildlife (Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens), Cooroy Library – March 7, 10-11:30am Botanist Dr Seonaid Melville will explore some of the many things you can do in the garden to encourage a healthy population of wildlife, and discourage less desirable wildlife. The talk will include a ‘hands-on’ activity where participants propagate and take home their own plant for wildlife. Morning tea included. Free. Bookings required. For all bookings and enquiries: 5329 6555 or visit for more events and info

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here is nothing more satisfying than experiencing social support in life. These interactions and relationships can facilitate much practical assistance and offer a sense of belief that you are indeed important. On offer around our fabulous local community is a myriad of options to tap into should your heart and soul desire. You just need to flick through any local community directory, local magazine/newspaper, hear on radio and television or visit the internet to see what is available. Craft groups, SES, yoga, meditation, library workshops, sporting options, card playing, public speaking groups, Rotary, garden groups, CWA, playgroups; the list is truly endless. Many people too also provide support to the wider community by voluntary work through organisations. In 2010, 6.1 million people aged 18 years and over had undertaken some form of voluntary work in the previous 12 months. Before commencement or involvement we may initially experience many stumbling blocks: anxiety, fears of not knowing anyone, being way out of your comfort zone and occasionally feeling limited in your ultimate capabilities. Normally within a short amount of time though, if we allow the experience to just be, we eventually sit in the space of feeling connected on some level. There is no judgment, just observation from my perspective, yet I can’t help notice a difference in people connected socially. Often I have known two people of the same age, one involved socially and the other not. There is often a very compelling energy variance in the outlook and happiness of the individual who is socially out and about. I have always enjoyed and thrived being involved in social support activities or groups. Essentially through helping others you stand to gain huge personal benefits whilst assisting others at large with your participation. If the whole experience overwhelms you too much, maybe just practice the teachings of Mother Teresa and simply exhibit social support in your day to day life. “We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love and spread love everywhere you go, let no-one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.” MM of Obi

Old Time Dance at the Kandanga Hall

Sat 22nd March 2014 at 7.30pm Doors open at 7.00pm HAVE SOME FUN WITH THE

Sunshine Swing Band

Delicious Supper provided • Lucky Door • Lucky Spot • Multi-Draw Raffle Adult $1200 High School Students $600 Enquiries K. Worth 5484 3493; T. Gabbana 5484 3465

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Queensland: Hope lives here!

bout 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment over the past 20 years – Queensland, we need your help in 2014 to change even more lives for the better! Cancer Council Queensland has officially launching Relay For Life season one events – encouraging regions across the state to lace up and team up to help beat cancer. Relay For Life is an 18-hour event involving teams of up to 15 people keeping a baton moving in a relay-style walk or run overnight, all in an effort to support the one in two Queenslanders affected by cancer. In 2014 the new theme for Relay For Life is ‘hope lives here’, creating hope for cancer survivors, hope for those who have lost loved ones, and hope for a cancer free future. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said last year more than 47 Relay For Life events were held across the state, raising $4.48 million for Cancer Council Queensland’s vital work in cancer research, prevention and early detection programs, and patient support services. “Hope lives in all of us – so we are rallying together again this year to make a difference and beat cancer,” Ms Clift said. “Each year we come together to prove that community spirit makes a vital difference in the lives of Queenslanders affected by cancer. “This March, season one Relay For Life events will kick off and we encourage you to get your friends and workmates together to sign up as a team.” In 2014, Cancer Council Queensland hopes to raise more than $4.9 million from 52 Relay For Life events across the state, to support the one in two Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Join the local fight against cancer or find out more about Relay For Life can visit or ring the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85. Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity. The achievements of Cancer Council Queensland are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders. For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, please visit or call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.

Cat’s Claw basket cases return to Dagun Grower’s Market


he popular Cat’s Claw basket-weaving workshop will again be held at Dagun growers market on Saturday March 8 from 3pm. There is no charge and Cat’s Claw is supplied but if you have some of your own to bring, that’s even better. Bring secateurs. The Choo Choo bar will reopen in then evening so stay on for a pizza and entertainment.



Council library services set to finalise separation in March

unshine Coast residents will continue to enjoy the great library collections and high quality services at their local Sunshine Coast Library branch following the separation of the region’s library service into two independent services next month. As a result of de-amalgamation, the two library services, Sunshine Coast Council Library (Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra, Kawana, Kenilworth, Nambour, Beerwah, Maleny and two mobile libraries) and Noosa Library (Noosaville, Cooroy and one mobile library), will operate independently from mid-March. Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Shire Council have been working together to ensure a smooth separation of the regional library service. “I would like to commend the staff as the separation of all the library collections and the cataloguing system into two independent library services has been a big task,” Cr McKay said. “More generally, I would like to reassure borrowers that the separation will have minimal impact. An important part of the work has been ensuring that library membership information and borrowing histories for people in the Noosa area, and people who are regular users of the services in the Noosa area, have been transferred to the Noosa Shire Council library service. “Residents from both the Sunshine Coast and Noosa Local Government Areas are welcome to use their current Sunshine Coast Library card to access a Sunshine Coast Library. Residents and regular users of the libraries now in the Noosa Local Government Area will automatically become members of the Noosa Library and will be issued with a Noosa Library card. Importantly, any other person, who wishes to borrow from either service, and who is currently not a member, can do so by simply signing up. “In other words, borrowers who wish to use both library services will hold, two library cards, to return, borrow, reserve and collect items from each individual library service in the respective Local Government Areas. Items borrowed from each library service will have to be returned to that service. “An inter-library loan function will also be available so an item can be reserved and then couriered from one service to another. “Importantly the Sunshine Coast Library service will continue to be welcoming and vibrant community spaces where people can interact, connect, learn and explore. “I encourage you to chat to your local library branch staff if you have any concerns about the availability of library items – I am sure they will be able to help you out.” For regular library updates, subscribe to the library eNewsletter today by visiting council’s library website or or phone 1300 LIBRARY (542 727).


Meat Free Week 2014 take up the challenge

his month, Australia’s annual Meat Free Week will return bigger and better from 24-30 March. The national week is dedicated to raising awareness of the amount of meat Australians eat and the impact it has on human health, the environment and the welfare of animals. Australians eat twice the recommended dietary guidelines of meat (a whopping average consumption of 113kg per person per annum) and almost three times as much as the world average. This consumption compromises our health, and with global meat production predicted to double within six years, it also raises serious concerns about long-term sustainability and animal welfare. Participants of Meat Free Week are sponsored to go without meat, including seafood, for seven days in order to raise funds for one of three leading charities – Bowel Cancer Australia (health), The Australian Conservation Foundation (environment) and Voiceless, the animal protection institute (animal welfare). For further information, visit

What's in the Spotlight Maroochydore City Centre Have your say on the planning that will guide the development of the Horton Park Golf Club site and land on Dalton Drive at Maroochydore. It’s part of the planning for the Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area. Visit council’s website for details and to comment by 17 March.

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014 Australian artists and residents working within two dimensional mediums are invited to enter the prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014. Entries close 7 April. For details and to apply online visit the gallery website at

Environment Levy purchases Council has purchased two environmentally signicant properties in Cambroon and Ilkley adding 87 hectares to the region’s conservation network. The two new reserves, costing $1.2 million, were purchased with Environment Levy funds. Visit council's website for more on the new purchases.

Celebrate Harmony Day Celebrate Australia’s diversity at Nambour Library on Friday 28 March from 10am to 2pm for Harmony Day 2014. Activities include Tai Chi and cooking demonstrations, workshops, face paintings and the Telling Lives photographic exhibition. Find out more from council’s library website.

Ride2School Day 19 March Wednesday 19 March is Ride2School Day so if you or your children are within riding distance of school register online to be in the draw for great Ride2School prizes. And if driving is the only option, you can still be TravelSmart by parking a short distance from school and riding the rest. Register on council's website.

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OUR P OLITICS Rogo’s round-up Settling the dust on dirt road dilemma A couple of weeks ago Council arranged for the trial of a road treatment product ‘AggreBind’ on Mossy Bank Road in Cr Jenny McKay’s division. I funded the trial in order for Council to gain a professional perspective as to the legitimacy of potentially using the product region wide. The product was an environmentally friendly, waterbased acrylic polymer that has been used in 25 countries throughout the world to help bind unsealed gravel roads together and eliminate the associated dust problems all too frequently linked to dirt and gravel roads There is currently 500km of unsealed gravel roads across the Sunshine Coast region and they’re a challenge for council to manage, particularly during times of torrential rain and during dry periods. While many a manufacturer has pitched their road binding products to council over the years, none have really stood up to the test of the elements. This ‘AggreBind’ product was a little different to the others though as it claimed to be compatible with bitumen and when their CEO flew here from America to oversee the trial on our roads, I knew this company was serious about its business. So the trial was conducted - the product was sprayed onto a 400m section of Mossy Bank Road and now we are waiting and watching to see how it stands up. If it’s anything like the small sample of road composition I have sitting in water in a container in my office – which is still rock hard after four weeks – we could be onto something good! In the meantime, I was also fortunate enough to be put onto a Queensland-based firm that manufactures a similar product to ‘AggreBind’ but at a fraction of the cost. This product has been put forward to our road/engineering crew to conduct another trial using this product. As the other Hinterland Councillors and I have identified 100 kilometers of dirt/gravel roads which we believe to be of a ‘critical’ nature, there seems ample trialing roads around to hopefully come up with at least one product that actually works. In the 2014/15 council budget, we’re going for five times the usual funding that’s allocated for unsealed roads. So

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fingers crossed we get that, and that these trials of road binding products come up trumps and prove a worthy future investment for council. See you in the Valley soon!   

Cr Greg Rogerson


MV ARtslink turns one!

ary Valley ArtsLINK celebrates its first year at its AGM on March 20. It has been a fabulously busy year with lots achieved, thanks to our passionate cultural community. Come and celebrate from 5.30 at the Imbil RSL Hall. There will be light refreshments available. Our mission statement is “To inspire the Arts in the Mary Valley through leadership and collaboration.” If you are interested in nominating for the committee, the AGM is the time to do this. Have a chat to the existing committee to see what is involved. It’s a great opportunity to get involved and make a difference. New members are always welcome. Not only will you be involved with great people, interesting activities and have great fun, you can keep up to date on arts news with our regular Mary Valley ArtsLINK Newsletter. Below lists our achievements and projects in 2013 PROJECTS: Youth Theatre in Technology in collaboration with Interact Youth Theatre, supported by RADF. ANNUAL FESTIVALS: MV Art Festival and MV Scarecrow Festival. WORKSHOPS 2013: Pleasure with Pastels - Pat Cale • Garden Critters - Elle Schlunke • Just Drawing - Pat Cale Thanks to Bruce and Debbie Simpson for their support of Pat’s workshops. EXHIBITIONS: Imbil Alive, supporting the MV Tomato Festival SOCIAL: A Night in Italy Dinner. Many thanks to Marina Taylor and her dedicated crew • Get Linked – regular networking evenings AWARDS: Annual Youth Bushaven Award, proudly sponsored by Bruce Simpson. AFFILIATIONS: Artslink Queensland Mission Statement: To Inspire the Arts in the Mary Valley through leadership and collaboration. Heinke Butt Vice President


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This modern home is nestled high on the block and captures outstanding rural views. There are four bedrooms plus an office and master bedroom with Ensuite and walk-in robe. There is a large separate living area with a modern kitchen that has extra high benches and loads of cupboard space — including a walk-in pantry with sink! The lounge area is tiled and carpeted and also captures the views. This property has an air conditioner and wood heater that only adds to the comfort of this lovely home. The shed is equipped with large freezer and two cold rooms plus workshop area. Plenty of room for storage with a double lockup garage and a double carport. Enjoy a dip in the inground salt water pool or just relax under the shade of the verandahs. The land has a section which is cleared the remaining section of land works its way up the hill to your very own private bushland where birdlife is in abundance. A sealed driveway ensures that you won’t need to worry about wet weather access. All inspections are by appointment. Price $540,000.00


Picturesque “Rosevale House” A pleasure to work from home! – Price $639,000.00 ‘Rosevale House’, a 1930’s Colonial home was originally brought from Moorooka to the peaceful five acres situated 10 km North of Kenilworth and 10 km South of the quaint township of Imbil. Lovingly restored, this home has two guest bedrooms with a guest lounge and separate dining room, two other bedrooms and office and the main kitchen. There is a separate king size studio apartment with a fireplace for cosy winter nights. The home features full length verandahs, stained glass windows, ornate plaster ceilings, formal entry and classic country kitchen perfect for the entertainer or chef. This home holds a history as a very successful B&B. Price $639,000.00

This Queenslander styled high set home is located in the friendly town of Kenilworth on 784m2. It has three bedrooms and is fully enclosed under. Features include a wood heater, North East facing verandah, kitchen, lovely tongue and groove walls, lounge and dining combined, high ceilings and polished timber floorboards. The home is only two doors away from the primary school and across the road from the local swimming pool. Beautiful established gardens are a welcoming retreat for the green thumb gardener and there is a double lockup garage at the rear of the property. Inspections by appointment as the property is currently rented out. Price $298,000.00


RENTALS AVAILABLE NOW Kenilworth $215 pw (includes power) Cute TWO bedroom cottage with office. Leafy location with great rural views. Gardens already established. Large carport. Situated on a small acreage with second home nearby. (No land comes with this cottage). All inspections by appointment.

Imbil $250 pw – Very neat and tidy TWO bedroom home. Fresh and bight interior (recently painted). Lovely front covered verandah which overlooks the local Imbil township. Large rear covered deck where you can sit back and enjoy the privacy and rural views. Large carport and garden shed. This property is easy distance to town for shopping.

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