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26 May 2010 Vol.20 No. 9

connecting communities

Obi Obi Road Closure p7

KENILWORTH Kenilworth Roads History______ 3 Kenilworth RSL Kenilworth Art Prize-Entries wtd___ 4 Kenilworth SCC_______________ 5 Kenilworth Quilt & Craft Show Kenilworth Pony Club news_ __ 6 MARY VALLEY Equine Art at MV Art Festival Obi Obi Rd closure_ ___________ 7 POMONA Pomona Family Day Care Photography Exhibition________ 8 Front cover artwork depicts Cochrane’s Cutting, Mapleton-Obi Obi Rd towards Kenilworth. Original photo by Carol Gilmour of Coolabine Road. View all latest photos and news on, in the Community Action section.

OUR COMMUNITY Dagun “gets mobilised”_ _____ 2 Noosa Orchestra Noosa High School_ ______ 13-14 Elouera Family Day Care Maleny Garden Club Fest______ 14 Keeping chooks workshop Doonan Hospice opening_____ 15 Our Politics_ _________________ 16 Discounted microchiping Imbil Police briefs_____________ 17 Jessica Watson Noosa High_ _________________ 18 Table corner___________________ 3 MV Traders ads_________________ 3 Local Markets__________________ 8 Boxsells Real Estate________ 10-11 Kenilworth Realty_____________ 20

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tay in touch with family and friends via mobile phone and email, share photos digitally, create your very own web page and learn new ways to manage the activities of your business or community group! Telstra Connected Seniors® is a tailored program created to help older Australians learn more about technology, through a series of free and interactive workshops which will help take the fear out of new technologies! Although new technology can seem daunting, understanding the basics is easier than you think. In this series of workshops, we will look at mastering the basics of mobile phones, learning more about what else you can use your phone for, and using the internet for communication for personal, family and business purposes. Dagun Community Group is excited to announce that we will be delivering this program over seven monthly sessions, thanks to funding provided through the Telstra Connected Seniors Program. The program is intended to assist older Australians, but all ages are invited to attend. Each session will cover two or three topics, and each time will look at different features and skills. The workshops will generally follow a sequence, so attending each one will build up a good working knowledge of mobile phones and computer communications! It is on the first Monday of each month, starting 7 June at Dagun State School (opposite the railway station). Meet at 6.30pm, to start at 7pm. And supper will be provided! For bookings contact Elaine Bradley at Dagun Community Group on 5484 3749 or email If you have a mobile phone, please bring it along to the workshops, along with its manual (if you can find it!). If you don’t have a mobile phone, we will have a couple for use during the workshops. We will also have activities using the internet. If you have a laptop computer, please bring that, too! If you are interested in attending, please register (for catering and equipment purposes).

KENILWORTH Roads! Roads! Roads!

work of our Council and upgrade and asphalt surface the down road. That is of course, when Cochrane’s Corner is open access again. Photo: Kenilworth-Eumundi Road at the Obi Obi Road turnoff circa 1930.

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he state of roads leading into Kenilworth have been the subject of discussion for more than a century.

The Eumundi - Kenilworth Road has one of the early recorded “Motor Lorry” accidents, when, in March, 1927 Mr. Humphrey Hassall’s 30 cwt International truck, containing five passengers, three of whom were children, also a fairly weighty load of cream, bananas, parcels, etc, after colliding with a young bull, toppled over into a gorge 40 feet deep, about 12 miles from Eumundi. (The Chronicle, March 12, 1926). This event occurred some three years prior to the upgrading of the Eeerwah section of the road at a cost of £6120. The problems with the Obi Obi Range road have a much earlier history. In the 1907, June 15 edition of the Chronicle the Obi Obi Progress Association wrote to the Maroochy Shire Council urging them not to take over the new road until it is rendered safer for traffic by the Government. In the same article Cr. Menary agreed also that the way the road was left was “something cruel”. Cr. E. Smith added he thought some of the bends were very dangerous. In 1941 a deputation from the Council and other interested ratepayer and producer organisations were introduced by parliamentary representatives H.F. Walker and G.F.R. Nicklin to the Acting Main Roads Commissioner. In that meeting Cr Probert pointed out the great danger on the Obi Obi Range. It was agreed to send the District Engineer to determine whether hand rails could be erected for the purpose of minimising the danger. (Historical Note: This was in the time when the current down road was two-way - a very traumatising trip when two vehicles met). A very tongue in cheek article was published in April 13, 1951 edition of the Nambour Chronicle with the subheading RE-SHAPING THE OBI. Then again, we hear that the Obi Obi Range road is to be re-shaped and made less dangerous, owing to the fine efforts of Mr. D. Low, MLA.  Let me tell you Golden Beach, for your comfort, that if your visitors had to travel the Obi Obi road instead of yours - well - you just wouldn’t get any visitors!

WINTER TREAT A great way to start your day on these cool mornings is to begin with a warm glass of water. Giving your tummy a treat before it begins its work for the day, a little channel clearing. Then after you have finished sipping your warm water quietly, begin to prepare old fashioned rolled oats. As the chorus of I have no time start up, give yourself this gift of time in your day. You could prepare the night before, soaking overnight making it even easier for the digestion. The recipe below was given to me by my Ayurvedic herbalist and teacher Jay D. it is so yummy!

OLD FASHIONED SPICED OATS Ingredients: Ghee, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, and nutmeg or garam masala, one cup whole organic freshly rolled oats, three cups of water, rock salt, yoghurt and butter. Place a teaspoon or so of ghee in a pan which is on low to moderate heat. Add a quarter of a teaspoon of the spices or garam masala fry for a second add the oats stir for 30 seconds. Add a good pinch of salt, water and boil for 10 minutes. Let it settle for three minutes or so with the lid on - a full fibre grain is thirsty. Serve with a dob of plain yoghurt and a slice of butter or ghee. YUM! Maureen from Brooloo Yoga Space Editor’s note: anyone from the community who wish to share a great recipe is welcome to submit it to the editor by sending it to

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In Kenilworth, we are thankful that the Council understood YOGA AT BROOLOO the dangers of the two-way Obi Obi Range road and afforded the population the benefit of bitumen “up road”. Small group classes held in a beautiful space amongst the Could we, the resident population humbly beseech the trees in Brooloo. All that is needed is that you are breathing State Government to seriously consider matching the stellar to do yoga! Call Maureen  5484 5848

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Kenilworth annual Art Competition open for entries


he good news is that we are getting very close to be accepted as a registered R.S.L. Sub-Branch, which will allow us to help our serving and ex-service personel with welfare and pensions and our community (i.e. school, elderly and the general wellbeing of the community). I’m happy to say we have filled all the criteria necessary with our membership of ex-service personnel, but we will need more to swell the ranks, so if there are any more of you in the community who wish to help, our doors are open. We will have access to grants (hopefully) to promote and assist our community. There may be a few changes which may include volunteering, with time and or services. Remember there is power in unity and you are the unity!


ntry forms for the prestigious Kenilworth $15 000 acquisitive Art Prize are now available online, at Sunshine Coast libraries, several framers and art supply outlets! This is too good to be missed! The prominent annual KENILWORTH ART PRIZE is a joint initiative of Kenilworth Arts Council and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council who will acquire the winning entry. Previous winners include Victoria Reichelt who has exhibited at GOMA, Kerrie Atkins from Gympie and Maleny’s own Peter Hudson. Entry forms are accessible on line at For more info ring 5446 0427 or 5446 0171.

On the last General Meeting of the R.S.L., it was brought to my attention that I have been remiss in my last column in that I forgot to thank our supporters: Kenilworth Garage, thanks Mark and staff; our Four Square store, thanks Liz and staff; Carol Gilmour (who has been a great help), and Tanya Langton; from Kelli’s Place Hair Design; Boxells Realty; Nanna McGinn’s, one of our fab resteraunts; Porters Rural Supplies and Hardware; Kenilworth Pharmacy, thanks Astrid and staff; Mapleton Medical Centre; Lasting Impressions Gallery; Kenilworth Newsagency, thanks Irene; Kenilworth Veterinary Surgery; Kenilworth Medical Centre; Kenilworth Hotel; and Greg and Troy Hanley for their great job on our Memorial.

Entries for the Kenilworth Art Prize close 16 July 2010 and the Kenilworth Art Competition on the 10 September. All winners will be announced on the 24 September at the annual Kenilworth Celebrates! Arts Festival.

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That’s about it for now - next time I hope to be able to bring you the good news of our acceptance back into the Returned Services League.

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The committee and users of the Kenilworth Swimming Pool would like to thank the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest committee for their donation from the proceeds of the festival. All donations are greatfully accepted, as the swimming pool is community run and managed. Our volunteers give to the community, so it is wonderful to get recognition for their efforts. Again a BIG THANK YOU.

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Congratulations to our age champions: Wayne Bartlem, Braedyn Pfeiffer, Sarah Reardon, Hugh Anstey, Alice Gillis, Tom Henderson, Grace Bell, James Anstey, Chloe Nutter, Jared Croft, Synegee Cleveland, Buster Pascoe, Eleanor Anstey, Dominic Bucciarelli, Hannah O’Connor, Jet Murdoch and Tara Bennett. Both teams put in a huge effort with Banksia taking out the House Trophy. On the photo Alice Gillis, one of the champions in action!



tudents from Kenilworth State Community College “Walked Safely to School” on Friday 7 May, accompanied by local Member of Parliament and former student, Mr. Peter Wellington, MP, and school staff. School buses stopped at Porter’s Farm Barn and students, with parental approval, alighted from the buses for a brisk walk to school. Shouts of “Good morning!” echoed as students walked down Elizabeth Street to the school. “Walk Safely to School” was a great way to promote exercise and safety on a perfect autumn morning.

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enilworth State Community College held their Cross Country on the 6 May. After a few course changes due to boggy, wet areas and loud renditions of war cries the competition was on; Waratah house versus Banksia. Our 11, 12 and 13 year olds ran 3km, 8 to 10 year olds ran 2km while the 5 to 7 year olds completed the 1km course.

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tudents at Kenilworth State Community College are blessed with fantastic facilities such as a science laboratory, home economics kitchen, an art room, a performance space and undercover play areas. Recently, students in Year 5/6/7 put the science lab to good use when Education Queensland Science Facilitator, Tony Lamont, explored the wonders of water. Students were able to rotate between eight experiments linked to their unit study on water. Experiments involved creating a vortex, buoyancy, vibrations, bubbles, motion, and capacity. Future visits by Science Facilitator, Tony Lamont, are planned and eagerly awaited by our budding Year 5/6/7 scientists. On the photo: Alice Gillis and Tara Ferriday (kneeling)


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enilworth Quilt and Craft Circle present their annual and very beautiful show for 2010 with the unusual theme of “Petals and Paws” on the Queens Birthday weekend, Saturday and Sunday 12 to 13 June, from 10am to 4pm both days. Held every year at the Kenilworth Public Hall, which is opposite the school in Elizabeth Street, the admission is only $3 to view a wealth of creative work from these dedicated quilters and crafters. Each quilt is an act of love, infused with many hours of labour and a must see display. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea is available, plus a fantastic merchant mall with something for all.  So get some friends together and pop along for a great day out in Kenilworth and the scenic Mary Valley. Sorry to advise at this stage there is no wheelchair access. For further details call 5446 0229 or 5446 0131.


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ur annual Gymkhana was held on Sunday 16 May. Riders from as far as Nanango and Delaney’s Creek braved the cool conditions to test horse and rider over 10 events in various age groups. Eleven of our own riders also participated which is always great to see. The day would not have run successfully without the wonderful volunteers that we have within our own pony club, families, organisations and the wider community. We would like to thank every single one of you. Thank you. Not only to do we have great people who volunteer their services, we also have great sponsors who willingly donate for trophies, ribbons or raffle prizes. Thank you to Booloumba Creek Farm Stay, Barra Hut, Unique Linings, Mary Valley Wagyu, Kenilworth Butchery, Boxsells Real Estate, Cartwright Lawyers, Noosa TV and Video Service, Ginger Factory, Seaworld, Meredith Distribution, Sunstate Bearinigs, Porter’s Rural Supplies, Nambour Cinema, Pure Soy Elegance Candles, Horseland… and the list the goes on. I’m writing this the day after so my brain is a little fried. So apologies if I have inadvertently left someone out. Our members had a fantastic day with many ribbons and grins. Erin Lisett and Lilly Martin participated in the NonCompetitive Group eating lots of good things in between events whilst Megan Lisett was let loose in the 8 year old group receiving a medallion for her efforts. In the 11 year age group Ella Skoupy, Sarah Reardon, Kate Lisett and Romy McCullough all had a fat time. Jessie Falconer and Amy Loertscher rode in the 13 year group with Jessie taking out 1st place and Amy 4th place overall. Maddison Martin and Rachael Law competed in the 16 year group with Maddison placing 4th overall and Rachael 3rd. Jessie Falconer was the 2010 recipient of the Highest Points Kenilworth Rider Trophy donated by Rykenberg Jewellers. Congratulations to all riders and thank you for a wonderful day. Photos from Kurt Reardon. Above left: Jessie Falconer. Group

photo from left back row: Amy Loertscher, Sarah Reardon, Jessie Falconer, Rachael Law, Maddison Martin, Romy McCullough, Kate Lisett, Lilly Martin, Ella Skoupy, Megan and Erin Lisett.

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questrian events dominate the events calendar in the Mary Valley and the popularity of the horse is now recognised with a new category in the up-coming Mary Valley Art Festival.

Entry forms are now available for the annual exhibition, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with an innovative project called 10/10. Yes, the organisers of the annual event have given themselves full marks for its success in the country village of Imbil, but you will have to wait until opening night to see what it’s all about. This year the festival fun runs from July 8-11, with awards valued over $5000 and entries expected to exceed well over 300. It has enjoyed ever-increasing interest from the art sector and general public and to mark its anniversary, all previous participants over the festival’s 10 years have been invited to submit an original piece for an innovative project. The collective artwork brings together the works of 130 artists to create one piece which will be unveiled on opening night. It is the brainchild of interior designer and the festival’s creative director Heinke Butt, of Imbil, who was engaged by the organisers to develop the project. Opening and awards night on July 8 is always a fabulous celebration with entertainment and great food, wine and company. The lucrative festival’s open award has $1000 in prize money. Other categories offering $400 in prize money include landscape, novice, human form and the acquisitive abstract and miniature categories. A standard addition to the program is now the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Borumba Deer Park and announced on the third and last day of the Fest, accompanied by a wine and cheese celebratory closing of the event.

Our front cover story Entries close on June 18, and entry forms are available at Gympie libraries and the art gallery, and selected outlets, or download a form from Inquiries to or ring Jan Watt on 0437 733 383. Photo Jill Guldbransen



he Department of Transport and Main Roads would like to provide an update on the closure of Obi Obi Road between Coolabine Road and Hunsley Road following a landslip on Thursday 29 April 2010. The safety of road users is the department’s number one priority and the road will remain closed while investigations and repair works take place. Motorists have been advised to use the alternate routes along Eumundi-Kenilworth Road and Maleny-Kenilworth Road. Road signage is in place at either end of the closed section at Coolabine and Hunsley roads, and VMS signs are at the intersection of Eumundi-Kenilworth and Obi Obi Road, and on Obi Obi Road near the Kidaman Creek intersection. The department is working with Sunshine Coast Regional Council on safety improvements to Hunsley Road including widening the road shoulders at certain points, vegetation clearing to improve visibility, the use of water trucks and bitumen sealing in some sections to reduce dust, and 40km/h speed limit signs. Works were due to begin on 14 May 2010 and be finished within the next week, weather permitting. Once complete, the department will indicate Hunsley Road as a detour route in road and VMS signage. The department will continue to monitor the condition of Hunsley Road during the closure period to ensure the safety of motorists. The department acknowledges the inconvenience to local residents and businesses caused by this temporary closure and is working as quickly as possible to conduct the necessary investigations and repair works to allow the road to be reopened. If you have any questions about this temporary closure, please contact Principal Engineer (Maintenance), Mr Mark Longhurst on 5459 1725. Mr Longhurst will be pleased to assist. To read more

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ew to the area and with a fresh, enthusiastic and experienced approach to day care is Jessica Scott, the owner and manager of Pomona Family Day Care which will be opening mid-June 2010.

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Bringing with her many years of experience from Brisbane child care centres, Jessica envisions a “back to nature and the farmyard” approach in these newly-built premises situated on acreage just outside Pomona.

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“Day care is not just for working mums but also for mums at home who need a break” she said, “and we will be open from 6am to 6pm week days, with also vacation and before and after-school care”.

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Jessica is registered under the C & K Scheme and is finalising the centre’s Certificate of Safety and she will be completing her Bachelor of Early Childhood. “Ever since I completed high school, I have been involved with child care centres and four years later I am very excited to continue and build a home-based business around fun, education and the care of children,” says Jessica. Pomona Family Day Care will cater from birth to 12 years old, but keep a small ratio of one carer to four children with only an additional three children during school holiday times. This will certainly help any local working mums to continue their jobs without stress and guilt. One of the delightful differences to offering child care in Pomona as against the city, is that Jessica will have a mini farmyard for children to enjoy, which will include chickens, guinea fowl and a baby goat. Enrolments are being taken now and Child Care Benefit is available. As there are very limited places, call Jessica Scott now on 0427 737 383 to register your interest.



omona saw a crowd of people gathering at the opening of Birgit Kehr and Peter Farkas’s exhibition, “Visions in Photography”. Rod Bloomer from Kenilworth opened the exhibition in the Old Pomona Railway Station Gallery. The works shown are images from different stages of Birgit and Peter’s lives. The exhibition will be on untill the 16 of June. The gallery opening times are Tuesday until Friday from 10am to 4pm, Monday from 9.30am to 3.30pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. For more information call Birgit on 0438 177 807 or visit the Old Pomona Railway Station Gallery at

Photos below from Birgit Kehr. Left: “The Devil’s Kitchen” and below right the crowd at the opening.

COOROY COUNTRY MARKETS 3rd Sunday of the month from 7 am Cooroy State School Oval CRYSTAL WATERS MONTHLY MARKET 1st Saturday of the month 8 am – 12 noon  Stall enquiries: Kathryn 5494 4725 Eumundi Markets Every Wednesday 8 am – 1.30 pm Every Saturday 6.30 am – 2 pm Stall enquiries: 5442 7106 GYMPIE MUSEUM Markets At the Duckponds every 1st & 3rd Sunday GYMPIE SOUTHSIDE Markets Every 2nd & 4th Sunday IMBIL SUNDAY MarketS Operated by Imbil Mary Valley Boy Scouts Assn. Every Sunday 8 am – 2 pm Mary Valley Rattler steam train arrives at noon Stall enquiries: 5484 5109 KANDANGA STATION MARKETS Wednesday & Sunday 10.30 am – 12 noon Stall enquiries: 5484 3382 KENILWORTH COMMUNITY MARKET Every 3rd Saturday at CWA Hall 7am till mid-afternoon Evira White: 5446 0208 MALENY HANDCRAFTS MARKETS Community Hall Maleny Sundays 8 am – 2 pm Stall enquiries: 5445 7911 or 0418 733 013 Noosa Farmers Market Noosa AFL grounds, 155 Weyba Rd Noosaville 2nd & 4th Sunday month Stall enquiries: 0418 769 374 Noosa Harbour Markets Noosa Harbour Marina, Noosaville Every Sunday 8 am – 2 pm Stall enquiries: 5473 0166 PEREGIAN BEACH Markets Kingfisher Drive Peregian Beach 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday month, 7 am – 12.30 pm Stall enquiries: 5448 1728 or 0428 190 055 Pomona Country Markets Stan Topper Park, Pomona 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 6.30 am – 12 noon Stall enquiries: Alwyn Beresford 5485 1634 YANDINA Markets Yandina Sportsground Every Saturday 6 am – 1 pm NOTE: If you have any alterations to this guide, please email the editor

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• Form a company of 10 - 13 students, each with an assigned role in the running of the company.


oosa Orchestra had its first concert on Sunday 30 May.Performing Beethoven, Mozart and the thrilling “Pirates of the Caribbean” by Klaus Badelt, among others, this was a varied and delightful program.

The community orchestra gathers musicians both professional and amateur, and of all ages, to play under the expert guidance of renowned Brisbane based orchestral conductor, Antoni Bonetti. Having recently formed to provide an opportunity for players and lovers of music to perform locally throughout the year in scheduled concerts, this first concert showcased the various skills of the orchestra members, and was compared by Noosa local Jo Hendrie. With the added pleasure of hearing guest player Karen Hicks on bassoon, it was a fine Sunday’s entertainment! As the orchestra still has room to grow, new members are very welcome, so come and see the performance it will inspire you! For details, please phone Silvi on mobile 0405 509 116.



oosa District State High School has just heard that the submission from Year 11 student cohort from ABW 2009 is in the finals for a National Award! Stay tuned for the results which will be announced within the next few weeks. What is ABW? ABW offers the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to run a company. In an exciting one week intensive program students experience what it is like to run a multi million dollar company and make decisions which have real outcomes. Students work as part of a team managing their own multimillion dollar business. This year students will be running a Retail Consumer Electronics business and with the help of a business and teacher mentor they will discover the variety of skills needed to be part of a successful business in the 21st century. Over the week students perform the following tasks in teams:

• Review a comprehensive ABW manual covering the key business areas. • Run a Computer Simulation making up to 54 decisions each quarter about price, product, target market, staffing, training, raw materials, etc. • Develop a marketing strategy for a new product • Make a Prototype of the new product. • Mount a Trade Display complete with promotional material. • Produce a 30 second video commercial featuring the new product. • Prepare a written company report explaining decisions made, the outcomes and the impact on their company’s performance. • Deliver an oral presentation to an audience of business people, teachers, students and parents. The week culminates in presentations by each company and an awards ceremony, giving everyone a sense of achievement and pride. The staff at Noosa District State High School would like to thank the business community, parents, students, teachers for their involvement in 2009. Without your support, ABW would not be successful. We are now seeking businesses that are able to provide a mentor and/or sponsorship of our program. The program starts on Friday 18 June and runs until 24 June. If you are able to help, please contact the ABW co-ordinator on 5472 2234.

Martha Returns with Surf Lifesaving Medals


artha Kneale, a Year 12 student at Noosa District State High School, has just returned from competing at the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships at Kurrawa on the Gold Coast. Martha competed as a representative of the Maroochydore Surf Lifesaving Club. Despite the cyclonic surf conditions, she came home with a gold medal in the U 17 Surf teams race and a silver in the U 19 Surf teams event. Unfortunately, all of the water events were cancelled due to the large surf before she could contest any more events. These latest achievements add to her other sporting wins, including the Age Champion at the school and district levels. She also qualified for five events for the state level competition and as a member of the relay team. Martha will be competing at other events during the year, with New Zealand in May, and Melbourne in June, at the Australian competition in Pool Rescue. Martha is also looking forward to the opportunity to compete overseas in Egypt in October. Stay tuned for more details about this upcoming champion. Photo of Martha Kneale page10. May 26, 2010 |


OUR COMMUNITY Self-Defence Classes Noosa Kick Off at Noosa



to hand you their child, to put their child in your care, is probably one of the biggest acts of trust imaginable” very seriously and aim to discharge that trust appropriately,” says Dani.

t Noosa District State High School, Thursday afternoons consist of C.E.M. (Curriculum Enhancement Module) programs. Depending on their interests, students are able to select from a broad range of activities. One of the more popular C.E.M. programs offered is an all girls kickboxing class. This class is exciting and gets the blood pumping, all whilst teaching young girls the vital skill of self-defence. With an emphasis of the class being on self-control and safe behaviour strategies, this C.E.M. offers the girls a fun way to learn self-defence moves.

“We are also providing suitable persons (women and men) with the opportunity to establish a profitable, satisfying and worthwhile home-based business as an educator.

Recently, a ‘boom box’ has been brought into the class so that the techniques of roundhouse kicks, backhand punches and uppercuts, could be practiced to the energising beat of “Kung Foo Fighting”. Overall, the girls are very keen to learn and have become so involved that the possibility of participating in after-school kickboxing classes is being investigated.

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Elouera Family Day Care new on the coast

louera Family Day Care scheme is soon to commence operation on the Sunshine Coast.

The directors, Dani and Anne, come from an extensive background in child care and are excited to be able to provide families with a child care service that offers supervised care for young children in private homes of authorised carers/educators. “Our educators have the ability to shape a child’s life through care and nurture in small group settings, thereby building bright beginnings for children. “Our educators are Certificate III trained in Children’s Services or are working towards their Certificates. Many of our educators are Diploma level and all have current first aid, CPR, and provide age appropriate developmental opportunities for each child,” Anne said. “We have chosen the name “Elouera”, an aboriginal word meaning “from a pleasant place”, as this is what we will provide through our network of home-based educators. We believe that if children’s needs are met promptly and lovingly they learn to trust and so to believe this is a place where good things happen. Our mission is to provide families requiring care for their babies and older children the opportunity to experience a safe, nurturing and caring environment with small group settings and learning activities appropriate to the child’s stage of learning. We take the quote from Lily Wong Filmore: “For someone

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Elouera Family Day Care will fill a community need for child care, and provide the necessary training to enable them to comply with the applicable legislation,” they explained. “We are excited to be able to offer alternative care settings for families and supporting parents in the task of nurturing their children.”

Maleny Garden Club’s Gardening on the Edge 2010



t is all about your green thumb on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June 2010 from 9am - 4pm each day. There will be six country gardens to visit and a garden market to explore. The gardens are located at Maleny and Montville and include excellent examples of rainforest preservation and degraded land revegetation. The garden market includes specialist plant and produce stalls, Camellia flower display, homemade refreshments and Daily raffle prizes. Tickets are: Single garden $5, three gardens $10, all gardens $15; Under 18 free. All proceeds will go to local charities. Tickets are available for purchase at the garden market located at the Indoor Activity Centre Maleny High School, Bunya St, Maleny. Come and enjoy the Blackall Range and be inspired by our delightful gardens and hospitality.

More details on Contact Peter Dallimore 0409 321 779 or email Gardening on the Edge is part of the Blackall Range Arts and Gardens Festival. The weekend includes: Maleny Art Awards and Exhibition at Mapleton Market Montville Artists on the Green and Self Help Art Group Exhibition and Classical Jazz Concert at Lucas Parklands

OUR COMMUNITY Sunshine Coast residents go ape over chooks


unshine Coast libraries have been inundated with bookings for free workshops on how to keep chooks in your backyard. The sessions are being offered to the public as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s ongoing quest to become the most sustainable region in Australia. Community Access Programs and Services Team Leader Jacqueline Walch said interest in the workshops was part of a trend showing that residents wanted to produce their own food, from growing veggies to keeping chooks.

“Growing your own food cuts energy consumption by reducing food miles - how far food travels from paddock to plate – which is great for the environment,” she said. “So we are really happy to see so many people wanting to learn how to make a difference, starting in their own backyards.” Presented by the vivacious Rosina Buckman, a winner of council’s Living Smart award for her legendary edible garden, the sessions have attracted more than 100 bookings. Rosina will discuss every aspect of keeping chooks, including: how to choose them • how to catch them • where to buy them • how to feed them • how to house them • what to do when they stop laying eggs • the local laws about keeping them. Spaces are limited. Book your place at one of the following Sunshine Coast Library branches: Cooroy Library, Wednesday 16 June, 10am. Ph. 5454 9000 Maleny Library, Wednesday 26 May, 2pm. Ph. 5429 6222



Open at last

wo years of dedication and hard work has finally paid off for Hospice founders Sue Story and Terry Clark-Burrows with the opening of their beloved Katie Rose Cottage at Doonan.


Overwhelmed with red tape and hampered by a negative bureaucracy, the pair almost gave up and walked away. Finally Peter Wellington convinced the State Government to change the law so that the Hospice could operate. Now the battle is won and the Hospice has opened its doors to welcome people who are terminally ill and who are not for a variety of reasons able to die at home. At Katie Rose, caring volunteers will look after them. Their family and friends will be made welcome and they can enjoy all the comforts of home. The Hospice will cater for just two people who are in their final stages of life. Services are provided free of charge by the charity that depends on the generosity of the community for its support. The newly formed Sunshine Coast Community Hospice Board has plans to build another Hospice in Nambour on land donated by the Church of Christ. This will be a new larger facility to take up to six clients.

Hinterland Tractor Tyres New Tyres and Puncture Repairs Contact Trevor Skoupy 0431 062 008 15 years local experience


WHAT'S IN THE SPOTLIGHT Council cabs trial Council Cabs is a new transport service for residents with disabilities and the over 60s. Subsidised by the Public Transport Levy, at a cost of only $2 each way passengers can be transferred between their homes and local shopping centres. Check council's website for details, or call 1300 139 433 to book.

Microchipping days Thanks to council, getting a permanent ID for your dog or cat is much easier. Microchipping days are happening in parks across the Coast from 24 May, and for just $25, your pet will be microchipped for life. See council’s website for times and locations.

Go 'Green for June'! Join in the fight against climate change by attending a green movie night, resource and recovery centre tour or the compost and worm farm workshops throughout June. Visit the ‘what’s on’ section of council’s website or contact customer services to find out more.

Nominate for the Glossies Do you make a significant contribution to sustainable living and business on the Sunshine Coast? If this sounds like you then you could be a contender for the 2010 Living Smart Glossies Awards. Nominations are now open - visit council’s website for details on how to nominate or call 5475 7272.

COUNCIL MEETINGS Organisation Performance and Service Delivery Committee Meetings 9am, 1 June, Nambour Strategy & Planning Committee Meeting 9am, 2 June, Nambour Special Meeting - Budget 9am, 3 June, Nambour General Committee Meeting 10am, 7 June, Nambour Ordinary Meeting 10am, 10 June, Nambour

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OUR P OLITICS Julie’s Newsletter


ympie Regional Council Free Rate Trees are available at their Gympie Tafe site, just remember to take your rates notice. Their new website is www.

For more information about the proposed extension of the World Heritage Listing of Fraser Island and Great Sandy Strait go to I recognise the time and effort put in by our many volunteers in the district and would like to pass on my sincere thank you for all the many and varied tasks that they perform without monetary recognition, so a huge pat on the back for all those involved. Our pound numbers seem to remain high, with 16 dogs and 33 cats being euthanased in just one month alone, the RSPCA take some of the animals but they can’t take them all, so in the interest of our canine and feline friends, please be a responsible pet owner. Kandanga swimming pool is now under new management which will take affect with the next swimming season. I wish the new manager all the best. We are recording increasing numbers of ‘virtual visitors’ to our online Library with over 5,100 virtual visitors for April alone. Have you travelled on the Mary Valley Rattler yet? Well it’s never too late to give it a go, the weather is perfect and the atmosphere is fantastic, so why not jump onboard. July 31st will see Rally Queensland back in the Valley. The Mary Valley Show Society are planning a huge weekend of fun and entertainment, so mark your diaries so you don’t miss out. Several bands are booked for the event, it’s bound to be a hit with the locals. Keep up the great work recycling, we have in excess of 1.08 million kgs so far this year, and how wonderful that is, this helps extend the life of our landfill sites and thus making for a much cleaner and greener country. Good work! If you know of any sites you might consider to be of a ‘Cultural or Heritage’ significance, please contact me so that we can make note of these for future reference. Cr Julie Walker 0437 543 035 •



ongratulations to Chamber committee It was great to be able to attend the Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce AGM and chair the election of office-bearers. Congratulations to President Michael Pfeiffer and his team for all your great efforts to promote Kenilworth and its surrounds during the past year. President Mr Pfeiffer was re-elected, as was Vice President Carol Gilmour and Treasurer Pat Hampstead. Welcome to Maryann Law who was elected Minutes Secretary.

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Kenilworth and Obi Obi Fire Service news There is some good news in Kenilworth, with the slab laid for the construction of the new Kenilworth Fire Brigade and Rural Fire Brigade shed. Now we just need some fine weather to allow construction to be completed. While Emergency Services is not supporting the proposed site for the new Obi Obi Rural Fire Brigade shed claiming it is flood-prone land, I have been assured by long-time locals that the proposed site has never flooded. As a result I have organised an on-site meeting with local residents and Emergency Services Department representatives to try to convince the department to reconsider. I hope common sense prevails. If not I will take the matter further with the Emergency Services Minister. Obi Obi Road landslip I share Kenilworth district residents’ anger and frustration with delays in starting work on the Obi Obi Road landslip. Main Roads has assured me that the landslip site is still unstable, and because of concern with the continued instability of the site, they will not commence repair work until it is safe to do so. While there has been a lot of local speculation that these frustrating delays in carrying out repair work are a costsaving measure, Main Roads has strongly rejected such claims. Main roads and Council are currently undertaking improvements to the deviation road, along Hunsley and Coolabine roads, and I have been assured by Main Roads that once the landslip site is safe, repair works will be carried out. Council and Main Roads are also working on improved signage. I am scheduled to meet with Main Roads’ regional manager to discuss Obi Obi Road as well as the Kenilworth-Connondale, Skying Creek, KenilworthEumindi, and Nambour to Mapleton roads. I have also asked Main Roads to bring forward its maintenance schedule for repairs to the shoulders on the Kenilworth-Connondale Road. In the meanwhile I urge motorists who need to use the Obi Obi Road, to drive with extreme caution. Kenilworth College visit It was great to join Kenilworth students, teachers and parents in the Walk to School recently. When we reached the school, I had the opportunity of presenting a Queensland Flag and a mandarin tree to the students during assembly. The visit certainly brought back memories of when I attended the school, and being involved in the students’ walk gave me the opportunity to hear about their efforts in the school cross country event earlier that week. I was also pleased to see the school has now acquired a large promotional sign. This sign will allow our school community to advertise their upcoming activities and events to the whole community. Meet me in Cooroy I will be holding my next Cooroy meeting in the Cooroy RSL boardroom on Thursday 27 May from 10am. Anyone who would like to meet with me can organise an appointment by contacting my Nambour office on 5441 6933. MP Peter Wellington

OUR COMMUNITY Madam Editor, I wish to correct what is a misrepresentation of the facts in the column, Wellington’s Way, in your May 12 edition of the MVV. In the column it says that “currently our councils are divided into divisions” etc. and he goes to voice concerns about party politics etc. Maybe he meant council! I live in the Gympie Regional Council area and we DO NOT have divisions, the eight councillors were elected from some 30+ candidates (I think, I know a lot), concerns were raised at the time about the council would become Gympie centric, guess what? We now have a mayor and the deputy mayor elected from Kilkivan, hardly a population giant. I think it is imperative that the people choose what system they would like, i.e. divisions/no divisions. However, let us not lead the population on that there is only one system at the moment. There is definitely two and both would have plusses and minuses. As for the party politics issue, I believe that there is more chance of that happening in a divisional system. In a divisional system the population only gets to vote for the candidates, good or ordinary in that division, without divisions you get to choose as in our case, eight of the best, wherever they may live.  Gary Lisle Sutton St, Brooloo

Last chance for discounted pet microchipping


ouncil is giving pet owners one last chance this year to get their cats and dogs microchipped at parks across the Coast. This permanent and secure form of identification is available for only $25 and instantly identifies your pet should they get lost or stolen. The next microchipping day will go from 10am to 2pm on Thursday 27 May at Cooroy Sports Complex. Council’s Response Services Manager, Ron Thomas, said he hopes pet owners who have been putting off microchipping will take up this offer. “Microchipping is the most effective way to identify a cat or dog if they are lost or stolen, so I encourage all pet owners to come along if their pets are not yet microchipped,” Mr Thomas said. Council is partnering with Microchips Australia to deliver the program as a community service, he said. “Pet owners who microchip their dog or cat will also get a nice surprise when they register their pets with council,” Mr Thomas said. “Registration fees are greatly reduced for de-sexed and microchipped dogs in order to reward responsible owners.”


IMBIL Police Briefs

e have had a number of queries lately about double demerit points on holiday weekends. Double demerit points apply every day of the year in Queensland, not just holiday periods. You can receive double demerit points for repeat seat belt, motorcycle helmet and high speed offences. Last year there were more than 7000 double demerit point penalties issued to motorists throughout the State.

Three additional demerit points apply if you have repeat seat belt offences committed within one year of the previous seat belt offence or if you commit repeat motorcycle rider helmet offences within one year of the previous helmet offence. Wearing a seat belt or a motorcycle helmet provides you with life saving protection if you are in a crash. Research shows wearing a seat belt can increase your chances of surviving a serious crash by up to 50 percent. A study in America also found the incidence of severe brain damage was 600 percent higher for riders not wearing a helmet in the event of a crash. Double demerit points also apply to drivers caught travelling 20 km/hr or more over the speed limit within one year of the same offence. Additional demerit points will be allocated under the following categories: Category 1: More than 20 km/hr over the speed limit but not more than 30 km/hr over the speed limit - three additional demerit points (total six demerit points). Category 2: More than 30 km/hr over the speed limit but not more than 40 km/hr over the speed limit - six additional demerit points (total 12 demerit points). Category 3: More than 40 km/hr over the speed limit eight additional demerit points (total 16 demerit points) and a six month licence suspension. Speeding is extremely dangerous. Every kilometre per hour over the speed limit not only affects whether a crash happens, but also how severe it is. Every K over is a killer! So all year round, belt up, stick to the speed limit and, if you are riding a motorcycle, always wear an Australian Standards approved helmet. Doing these simple things could save your life, you wallet and your licence. As an example, a vehicle travelling on a DRY bitumen surface at 60 km/hr, will take 56 metres to stop once the driver perceives a danger. At 70km/hr (10 km/hr over the 60 speed limit) it will take 71 metres to stop - an extra 15 metres, and at 80km/hr, (20 km/hr over the speed limit) it will take 88 metres to stop (an extra 32 metres). At 100km/hr, it takes 127 metres to stop (one and quarter football fields). At 110 km/hr (10 km/hr over the speed limit) it takes 150 metres to stop (one and half football fields) - an extra 23 metres. Information from Qld Transport website. Remember, the faster you go, the longer it takes to stop. It is even worse in wet weather, on poor roads or in a defective vehicle. Terry Kennedy Sergeant

Bill Greer Senior Constable May 26, 2010 |


OUR COMMUNITY Slipper nominates Jess for Young Australian of the Year


NP Federal Member for Fisher Peter Slipper is hoping to put Jessica Watson in the company of tennis star Lleyton Hewitt and tsunami survivor Trisha Broadbridge, by nominating the Sunshine Coast teenager for Young Australian of the Year. Mr Slipper will submit the entry as the 16 year old has successfully completed her historic around-the-world voyage. “Jessica achieved what seemed like the impossible,” Mr Slipper says. “The way that will inspire and motivate all young Australians can’t be underestimated.” The award, announced each Australia Day, recognises those aged 16 to 30 who are outstanding and exceptional young Australians. Past winners include Mr Hewitt, Ms Broadbridge, MotoGP champion Casey Stoner and antiviolence campaigner Jonty Bush. Trooper Mark Donaldson, a Victoria Cross recipient, was last year’s winner. Jessica arrived in Sydney on Saturday 15 May. She is the youngest person to have sailed around the world solo, non-stop and unassisted.

“Unfortunately, it is not an official record because of restrictions by the World Sailing Speed Record Council but it’s still an epic feat worth celebrating,” Mr Slipper said. “No doubt many new doors will open for Jess after her return, she’ll be quite the well-deserved celebrity,” Mr Slipper says. “I would hope being named Young Australian of the Year is the icing on the cake.”


“Dream On” Variety Show


tudents from Noosa District State High School had been busy rehearsing for “Dream On” variety show since March this year. The musical, dancing and singing talents of the students has been showcased during two performances on at the school’s hall on Thursday 20 May and Friday 21 May. Other students were included in dramatic performances as well poetry, modeling and film excerpts. With over 200 students, from both the Cooroy and Pomona campuses involved in the cast and crew, this show offered a great range of performances. Photo above left: Kiaya Ballard and Keisha Wheeler McMullen in the tree sprite costumes. Below: Sam Wright and Chris Haycroft in the gothic makeup.

Transport and Main Roads

Obi Obi Road closure The Department of Transport and Main Roads has closed a section of Obi Obi Road between Coolabine Road and Hunsley Road following a landslip. The slip occurred about 3km south of Coolabine Road and the department is currently investigating the area to determine the extent of damage and repair works required. The department is making every effort to assess the area as quickly as possible to minimise the impact of the closure on the local community. Motorists are advised to use to alternate routes along MalenyKenilworth Road and Eumundi-Kenilworth Road. All residents in the area will be able to access their properties while works are being carried out. Updates are available via the 13 19 40 traffic report line or at

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This 2.5 acre allotment is priced to sell. It is a good manageable block of land with a stand of timber on the high side of the boundary. The Obi Obi Creek runs by and comes into the corner of the block. The location is very accessible and is only a 10 minute drive up the range to Mapleton.

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This well presented property is only 10 minutes south of Kenilworth in the pretty area of Cambroon. The land is an easy to manage two acre allotment with well established trees. The home is highset with three bedrooms plus large modern bathroom, open plan living, kitchen and dining areas with polished timber floors and reverses cycle air conditioner. The area under the home has plenty of potential to expand if you need to and a bonus is the second shower and toilet in the laundry which saves you having to do the extra plumbing work. This property is private and has covered verandahs which take in the local rural views. You will be impressed with the presentation and price of this property.

2.5 accessible acres priced to sell $150,000


This property has to go! The owners have reduced the asking price to make it happen. The home itself is an older style residence with three large bedrooms, country-style kitchen and large family room. The floors are all hardwood and would look good polished. The home could do with some renovations (nothing too hard) and would be ideal as a rental property which could achieve $250.00 pw rent (after the renos). Or ideal for the first home buyers. The yard is all fenced, and there is a single car accommodation and town services.



The developer of this estate is willing to sacrifice two blocks of land and has reduced the prices dramatically. LOT 11 - IS A 9 ACRE BUSH block - now available for $159,950, and LOT 10 – ALSO A 9 ACRE BUSH block - is available for $164,950. Estate has all sealed roads, power and phone to the front of the allotments and they are only a short drive from the main street of Imbil. There are no building restrictions on these two blocks – why not buy today and build later for your retirement.

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Mary Valley Voice May 26 2010 Vol. 20 No.9  

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