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A TRACE PREVIEW While 95 per cent of people reported missing are located quickly, a small number are never found. So, what happens to them? It’s the task of the Missing Persons Unit to find out, but often the mystery remains unsolved. WORDS Nathan Evans

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people who vanished without a trace – left home and never came back, took a holiday but never arrived, or went for a walk and were never seen again. Police piece together theories with the information they have as to what may have happened to each missing person. These scenarios and other leads are followed up and either ruled out, or kept open as lines of inquiry. In Mountford Smith’s case, police believe he is deceased, possibly drowned. “We know he suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome. One possible theory is that he may have gone for a swim, become tired and likely drowned,” says Ziser. His is one of more than 10 cases still unsolved across the Sunshine Coast and surrounds, dating back as far as the 1980s. Stuart Raymond Gatehouse, then 45, from Tasmania, was last seen at Kenilworth in 2004 driving his 1986 Holden Commodore, apparently heading to Mackay to visit his brother. He never arrived. M Y W EEK LY PREVIEW.C OM .A U

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“His red Commodore was never found,” says Ziser. “That matter is currently before the coroner. We always keep an open mind, but there was no evidence of anything suspicious and we have no theories.” Kerry Engwirda was last seen by her daughter at Peregian Beach Caravan Park in December, 1999. Police believe she may have travelled to NSW, but they’ve not been able to confirm it. Michael Bonavia, last seen in Caloundra, vanished in August 2003. Jason Paul Hazelgrove, from Gympie, told his family he would talk to them later in the day back in July, 2010, but instead he vanished, leaving his family,

have failed to find any trace of the missing man. Ziser, a seasoned officer, says people go missing for a range of reasons, including as a result of foul play, sometimes because of medical conditions such as dementia, and in some cases, intentionally. “We might have a day with 30 people missing in the state and the majority of those people turn up in the first 48 hours; the others trickle through over the next few days. For whatever reason, they do not always have happy endings,” he says. “As a general rule, the first 48 hours are the most crucial, whether it be a missing persons case or suspected homicide. For anything after that, we have to look at the possibility Ziser says people go missing for that a missing person may not want to be found.” a range of reasons, including as It’s the job of the 10 a result of foul play, sometimes staff at the Brisbane-based Missing Persons Unit to as a result of medical conditions keep these cases in the such as dementia, and in some spotlight, while chasing up leads and appealing to the cases, intentionally public for information that could crack a case. “They might just hold including his adult children, desperate for answers. that one little piece of the jigsaw puzzle that can help us Martin Terrence Cowan last made contact with his solve the case, so we urge people to come forward with family on July 31, 2005, and a bicycle found in bushland any information, no matter how small,” Ziser says. near Cowan’s Gympie home was later identified as his. Missing Persons Week, stalls at events and shows, as Ziser says the coroner has declared Cowan deceased. well as the Crime Stoppers service help generate leads. Also unsolved is the baffling case of Jack Samuel Farr, “Crime Stoppers has been a very valuable resource who, aged in his late 80s, vanished from his family’s for us. We try to promote that as well as the fact people Tinbeerwah home while his relatives were out during can pass on information anonymously,” says Ziser, who a day in December, 2010. Despite an extensive adds that vital information in these cases often arrives investigation, Farr is still missing. years later. “That case has been before the coroner and there were “It may be information that over the passage of time no suspicious circumstances,” says Ziser. they have been withholding, perhaps because of a One theory, he says, is that Farr became disoriented particular relationship, or they may not have wanted and wandered off into bushland. to provide it before, or perhaps because they had been In a plea for word on her father-in-law, Jenny Farr threatened in the past or they were in a relationship that told media in 2011 he suffered from dementia and had no longer exists and they’re now able to come forward,” wandered off a week earlier but was found nearby. Police he says. sniffer dogs and SES personnel failed to turn up any trace The Missing Persons Unit co-ordinates investigations of him after he vanished the second time. across the state. Local missing persons cases date back as far as the “When a person goes missing it will typically be 1980s. Lawrence Phillips vanished without trace in reported at the local police station, then those officers Gympie after parking his car at Somerset View lookout will report in with the Missing Persons Unit, where the in June of 1987. cases are assessed and categorised as high, medium and “We do not know why he went there [to the low risk and then depending on the classification we liaise lookout],” says Ziser. “His vehicle was located two with the local police, typically their Crime Investigation weeks after his last contact with his family. He was Branch, to conduct more inquiries,” says Ziser. a local in Gympie, he had family, was separated “If it’s high risk, we may activate the homicide unit. from his wife and kids who did not live in Gympie. “We look at whether it’s out of character for the We have no theories on that case, but it’s still an person to be out of contact and we’ll discuss the case open investigation.” with local police and, for example, if it’s the case that In 1994, Deidre Joan Cunningham, then aged 49, a person is often late home at night, we may give it half vanished after leaving a party at Maroochydore in the an hour.” early hours of June 12. Unfamiliar with the area, she Ziser says contacting local police is the best way to left on foot and has not been in contact with friends or report a person missing. family since. According to the Australian Federal Police, “Do all of the usual inquiries first of all,” he says. Biserka Ivanka Toplek was last seen on August 1, 1997 “Check that if they are out, they are not at a friend’s in Caloundra. place. If you know their patterns, rule all of that out Johnathon Byron Watkins was last seen walking and then go to the police,” he says. from his Montville home on July 25, 2001. He While most cases end positively, there are the cases was 35 at the time of his disappearance, and he like that of Mountford Smith, whose fate may never took no belongings with him. Police inquiries be known. MY W EEKLYPREVIE W. CO M . AU

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15 minutes. People suffering from a mental illness are at high risk of becoming a missing person. You do not have to wait

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before reporting a person missing. Anyone with information that may assist police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Callers can remain anonymous. The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm Free call: 1800 000 634 Sightings of missing persons can also be reported online at www.missingpersons.gov.au.

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lace a frying pan on the stove on high heat with an egg nearby. Position yourself at the kitchen window, legs spread shoulder-width apart, weight distributed evenly. Stare out the window and contemplate launching the tinny Saturday. At the sound of a female voice calling “what’s that burning?” spin in a fluid motion, grasp the egg and break it into the pan. Take an egg flip from the draw. Put on the bread to toast and turn back to where you thought you put the egg flip – the toast on, and egg flip search are all single-hand moves, while the eggshell remains in the other hand. Completing three 360-degree turns and tea towel lifts

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PREVIEW Part 1: Exercising while cooking looking for the egg flip, get another one from the drawer – this move is accompanied by a rapid side and down action as you discard the eggshell in the kitchen tidy. The now-overcooked egg requires you to turn rapidly to the stove, pick up the pan, doing 90-degree head turns left and right to locate the now-missing second egg flip. With the toast now burning, lift the slice out using alternate wrist shakes and finger sucks due to the heat. Complete a half-turn to the left or right – depending on kitchen feng shui – and place the toast where the plate should be. Whilst either bending or stretching to retrieve a plate, one of the two missing egg flips should enter your peripheral vision. Memorise its position. Plate now set, make large lateral sliding steps between the fridge – for the butter – and the toast. With the butter knife still in the drawer,

perform a 270-degree dig and twist wrist action to retrieve a portion of butter from its container using the just-discovered egg flip. Whilst doing this, rise up on your toes and attempt a ‘hip to handle’ bump to get the pan off the heat. With now too much butter on one piece of cold toast and none on the other, make a double-hand rapid open-draw extraction of a knife. To unfasten the now-burning egg from the pan will require a vigorous back and forth motion of the pan accompanied by between egg and pan knife action with further head twists looking, yet again, for the chameleonrelated egg flip. The sitting down and getting up again to get cutlery and make a coffee is usually accompanied by a verbal female cadence, “I hope you’re going to clean all this up.” I will detail in part 17.

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WHO Hot 91 WHAT Ladies Oaks Day WHERE Champagne Garden, Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Caloundra Ladies Oaks Day has become one of the great Sunshine Coast traditions. Guests enjoyed a full day of entertainment on and off the racetrack. This year Ricki-Lee Coulter and the Sunshine Coast’s The Voice contestant Kelsie Rimmer performed live on the main stage.

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Michael Datta, Kate Garner

Ricki-Lee Coulter, Nick Humphreys

Shaun Blackman, Todd Forrest

Monique Edler, Samille Muirhead

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Libby Patrick, Lyn Maclean

Victoria Hammer, Vicki Bausch, Wendy Barlow

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WHO Judy Nunn WHAT Literary Breakfast, Voices on The Coast WHERE Maroochydore Surf Club Presented by Immanuel Lutheran College and the University of the Sunshine Coast, more than 120 people joined Judy for a breakfast where she talked about her career, which has taken her from stage actor and television star to blockbuster author with 11 bestselling novels to her name.

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Lisa Latty, Glen Goldspink

Jo Volstead, Peter Degotardi

Vonda & John Kleinschmidt

Mooloolaba Bowls Club hosted a charity bowls day raising more than $5000 for 92.7 Mix FM’s Give Me 5 For Kids. Loads of fun was had by all.

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Tammi O’Neon, Julia Richardson, Cathy Rothnie

Margaret Knight, Beverley Dunn, Jacky Williams

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Journalist Jennifer Byrne new play When Dad Married Fury. Jennifer Byrne is taking her Book Club on the road and hosting the First Noosa Bookclub with regular panellists Marieke Hardy, Jason Stegar and festival guest writers, Charlotte Wood and Di Morrissey. The events will form part of the multi-genre event program, which also incorporates music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film, forums, food, supper club, workshops and free events. Event details and ticket prices can be found on the festival website at noosalongweekend.com.

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Coast businesses need CCTV: Police Police have called on Coast business owners to step up security by installing high-quality CCTV in the wake of a spate of armed robberies. There have been more than 19 robberies on the Coast this year. Acting Detective Inspector Darren Edwards says police and businesses must work together to reduce the risk. “Offences such as these can be quite distressing for business owners and staff and have a significant impact on their health, safety and general wellbeing,” he says. “We have our District Crime Prevention Unit officers working closely with the Criminal Investigation Branch to ensure our concerns are being

communicated to the business community, particularly in relation to the training of staff.” Police say installing duress alarms, security barriers, security lights, height markers and signs asking customers to remove hoods and helmets are among the steps business owners should consider taking.

Sewage spill closes creek to swimmers A sewage spill kept swimmers out of the water at Tucker’s Creek in Mooloolaba last week. Unitywater has confirmed a cracked sewage rising main caused the leak on Wednesday, with sewage seeping into the canal early in the morning. “This was reported to Unitywater at 7.05am by a council worker who was working on the Tucker’s Creek bridge duplication project,” a Unitywater spokeswoman says. The spokeswoman says water tests taken last week showed the leak had “no discernible impact on Tucker’s Creek”, but Unitywater placed warning signs at the creek to reduce any potential risk to the public while final tests were carried out. The signs were removed on Friday. “The exact cause of the cracking of the rising main is difficult to determine, but is likely to have been as a result of recent rain and ground movement associated with the bridgework,” the spokeswoman says.

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Acclaimed atresia repair surgeon Dr Joseph Roberson will operate on both girls later this year, with an 80 per cent chance of achieving normal hearing for Lucy, and a 90 per cent chance for Frankee-Lee. The operations cost at least $34,000 each, and the charity ride aims to raise the lion’s share of funds to cover the children’s life-changing surgery. To enter, visit everydayhero.com. au/shadforthscenturycharityride for more information.

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More cameras for NSW roads The number of mobile speed and red light cameras across NSW will be drastically increased, but there will be more warning signs for drivers. NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay says the number of mobile speed cameras will increase from six to 45 vehicles, and the number of red light cameras from 91 to 200 locations. Point-to-point cameras will also patrol 24 stretches of road, up from 21. However, fixed speed cameras would be cut from 172 to 139. As part of the strategy, the money raised from speed and other cameras

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A motel manager who stole up to $82,000 from her employer has had her sentence cut because she has breast cancer. The Court of Appeal in Brisbane on Friday reduced Roslyn Mary Rach’s jail term after considering new details about her illness that were not heard by the sentencing judge. Rach was sentenced to six years’

Researchers have some good news for mango lovers – eating them with the skin on could aid the battle of the bulge. But the news comes with a warning: eating the wrong variety could have the opposite effect. University of Queensland scientists have found the skins of the common Irwin and Nam Doc Mai varieties contain compounds that inhibit the formation of human fat cells. By contrast, the skin of the Kensington Pride mango has compounds that promote fat cell growth. AAP

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a new home. The garden has permission to play the noises twice a day until July. It’s hoped the bats will join existing permanent colonies at Parramatta, Centennial Park, Gordon, Wolli Creek, Clyde, Cabramatta, Avalon, Macquarie Fields and Kareela Park. The bats have already destroyed 28 trees and 30 palms and damaged a further 300 trees, with 60 of these on the critical list. “The relocation plan is designed to protect the welfare of the animals and halt the damage being done to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney,” says Royal Botanic Garden director Mark Savio. The relocation is expected to take several weeks, and 100 bats have been fitted with satellite collars to track their movement. Flying fox numbers at the Botanic Gardens peaked at 22,000 in 2010. AAP

Nominations open for Katter’s federal bid Katter’s Australian Party says a report that shows it came within a whisker of being voted Queensland’s official opposition has raised its hopes for federal success. Federal leader Bob Katter on Monday called for Queensland nominations for the next federal election. He says the eight-month-old party is considering launching in three other states. The party’s Queensland director, Aidan McLindon, says a report into the March state election, released on Monday, shows the party could be a force to contend with at federal level. He says the party had needed 6000 votes or fewer to win four more north Queensland seats, or a total of six, in the election. AAP

Aussie celebrities stand up for I Do cause Jennifer Hawkins, Megan Gale, Rachael Taylor and Magda Szubanski are just a few of the Aussie celebrities who have put their names behind the I Do campaign for marriage equality in Australia. Following US President Barack Obama’s comments endorsing same-sex marriage, Marie Claire magazine, in conjunction with the Seven Network’s Sunrise and Morning Show programs, launched the campaign. “I find it quite unbelievable that we can be living in a modern society … yet still not have the support from the government to allow all couples the right to be legally bound,” Gale says. AAP

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North Korea threatens to attack South Korea North Korea has threatened to blow up the Seoul offices of South Korean media outlets following critical coverage of a children’s event in Pyongyang. The military says missile units and other forces had fixed the longitude and latitude co-ordinates for several offices in central Seoul. The statement on Monday named the Chosun Ilbo and JoongAng Ilbo newspapers, a TV channel operated by Dong-A Ilbo newspaper, and the KBS, CBS, MBC and SBS television stations. The North accused South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak of inciting the coverage and called on him to apologise to avert an attack. AFP

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When 11-year-old Tyler Sullivan goes to school on Monday, he’ll have the ultimate excuse note for missing class one day last week – written and signed by US President Barack Obama.

Sullivan skipped school on Friday to see Obama in action during a visit to a Honeywell factory in Golden Valley, Minnesota. When the president finished his speech, the schoolboy took advantage of a chance to meet him. “I was sitting in the front row,” Sullivan told local television station KARE. “I was pretty excited. “I had a chance to shake his hand,” the boy said, adding that the president asked him about missing class. Obama then took out an official presidential notepad and jotted down the following, sealed with his signature: “Mr Ackerman – P lease excuse Tyler, he was with me! Barack Obama.” Sullivan said he hoped the note would hold up on Monday – and that it would impress his friends. “I kind of want to brag at school and tell them, ‘Look at what I got!’” he said. AFP

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NZ woman wins appeal over smacking A woman who admitted hitting her eight-year-old son has had her assault conviction quashed by New Zealand’s court of appeal. Lobby group Family First, a critic of anti-smacking laws, says the case is an example of good parents being criminalised. The woman and her partner admitted they had smacked the child. They were convicted in the district court and sentenced to community work. The partner was subsequently cleared on appeal to the high court. The woman has already served her sentence and lost her job, and the appeal judges said they had sympathy for her. She had sought expert help to deal with her child’s behavioural difficulties and had tried various non-physical measures. The judges said the penalty imposed by the lower court was out of proportion. AAP

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a tourist travelling in Spain might find it surreal to see TV ads showing All-Bran cereal floating in a steaming cup of coffee. A similar story played out for PepsiCo. For the first time last year, revenue from the company’s international food division surpassed US revenue. To achieve that, Pepsi has had to adjust its recipes. In 2005, Pepsi’s food division began a quest to make its Lay’s potato chips more appealing to local tastes in Russia. It wasn’t easy. Russians still like packaged versions of a Soviet-era snack – stale bread slathered in oil and baked to a crisp. “Potato chips were not big in the Communist time, so it’s something we’re gradually building,” says Marc Schroeder, who heads Pepsi’s food division in Russia. To get a sense of what Russians like, employees travelled around the country to visit people in their homes and talk about what they eat day-today. That was a big task. Russia has nine time zones and spans 11,265 kilometres, with eating habits that vary by region. In the eastern part of the country, Pepsi found that fish is a big part of the diet. So it introduced crab chips in 2006. It’s now the third most popular flavour in the country. A red caviar flavour does best in Moscow, where caviar is particularly popular. Pickled cucumber, which piggybacks off a traditional appetiser throughout Russia, was introduced last year and is already the fourth most popular flavour. Other favourites include onion, bacon, and sour cream and herbs, which is a bit sweeter than the American version. The chip translations are paying off as sales of Lay’s have more than doubled in the past five years. AAP

The Dow Jones Food & Beverage Titans 30 index lists the leading global companies in the food and beverage sector. Selection criteria include market capitalisation, revenue and profit. The top eight companies as at April 30, 2012 are: Coca-Cola – The US brand manufactures not only the iconic fizzy black stuff but many other soft drinks, energy and sports drinks and bottled water, such as Mount Franklin, ‘Australia’s favourite bottled water’. PepsiCo – Another US multinational corporation, Pepsi also owns Lay’s and many other potato chip brands, biscuit brands and Gatorade. Nestlé – The world’s most mispronounced company name, Switzerland’s Nestlé has more than 8000 brands from baby food to pet food, breakfast cereal to bottled water and of course chocolate and coffee. Kraft Foods – The US conglomerate markets many brands in more than 170 countries. Brands include Cadbury, Philadelphia, Trident and Aussie favourites Vegemite and Twisties. Diageo – This British multinational alcoholic beverages group owns brands such as Johnnie Walker, Baileys and Guinness. Anheuser-Busch InBev – The world’s largest brewer, this Belgium-based company owns Budweiser, Beck’s and Stella Artois.

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e all know the statistics – Greece is less than three per cent of the euro zone economy, but the issues in Europe now relate to contagion. Post the recent Greek election, which resulted in no one party holding a ruling majority, and with politicians failing to form a national government, the Greeks go back to the ballot box on June 17. In the meantime, what we have is ‘uncertainty’, which is never received well by investors. This uncertainty manifests itself in a series of unanswered questions and speculation in the following ways: • In relation to the next election,

which political party is likely to win, pro-Euro, pro-austerity – are we likely to see a renegotiation of the austerity measures? • Will the ECB provide funds sufficient for Greece to pay its creditors – due June 2012? • Will the members of the European Union offer the olive branch and ensure Greece maintains its place in the tent? These matters are serious and resolution is required. At present, the larger Euro members wish for Greece to remain a part of the union and I understand that up to 80 per cent of Greeks wish to remain members also. Some pundits are calling for Greece to be let go, which is being looked at in one of two ways – orderly or otherwise – and either solution is expensive. I have read that a messy exit could cost up to $US1 trillion, with many lenders losing capital, even the International Monetary Fund (which claims to

have never made a loss on a loan). The other (more serious) concern is contagion risk, which relates to the remaining Euro members. What happens to those countries that are not meeting their austerity measures? Do they too risk leaving the Euro? What of their banking systems? Will depositors pull their money to avoid a severe devaluation? So, what is the most likely outcome? If Greece can keep itself together until the next election, I believe it will remain part of the Monetary Union and they will renegotiate the austerity measures. Surprisingly, Greece would run a budget surplus but for the interest expense on its outstanding loans – so maybe a further forgiveness of debt could be in order also? Chris Harris is a representative of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances; you should determine its suitability to you. Before acquiring a financial product you should consider the relevant product disclosure statement. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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Mayor Mark Jamieson and Sunshine Coast councillors met with Local Government Minister David Crisafulli in Nambour last week to discuss important upcoming projects for the Coast. The catch-up followed meetings between the mayor and the region’s state members of parliament, and Jamieson reports there is goodwill between the elected representatives. “We are all determined to work together to get the best results for the region so it can reach its potential,� the mayor says. “We covered a whole range of issues about the future of the region and I think all concerned would agree they were very productive discussions. “I want to work in partnership with the State Government and promote the Sunshine Coast as a key location for public and private investment. This will create long-term opportunities for the community and economy,� he says. The mayor cited the Kawana

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If you have a family trust and haven’t already heard about recent changes to ATO requirements in relation to discretionary trusts, now would be a very good time to talk to your accountant or lawyer. Although we all know the financial year ends on June 30, traditionally the ATO allowed trustees two months’ grace after the end of the financial year to finalise financial statements and record trust distributions. Income Tax Rulings IT328 and 329 extending this period of grace have been withdrawn, and the ATO now requires that all trust distributions are recorded

in writing before June 30. This change, coupled with the changes in interpretation of tax law arising out of the High Court’s decision in the Bamford case in 2010 means it is very important that you: • discuss with your accountant or solicitor whether your trust deed needs to be amended in light of the Bamford decision and new trust streaming legislation to permit maximum flexibility in distribution of income, capital gains, etc. • carefully consider what distributions are to be made, of income and capital gains, and the wording of the resolutions making those distributions (which are almost certain to have changed from the wording used before the Bamford decision) before June 30. This is important, and it won’t wait until you deliver your 2011-12 figures to your accountant later in the year to prepare your tax return. If you haven’t already done something about this, get on to it now!

Committee to monitor EMAs A caucus decision to set up a sub-committee to monitor the progress of enterprise migration agreements (EMAs) in the resources sector is unlikely to delay projects, federal defence minister Stephen Smith says. The sub-committee was set up after immigration minister Chris Bowen announced Australia’s first enterprise migration agreement (EMA), which allows Gina Rinehart’s $6.5 billion Roy Hill project in WA’s Pilbara region to hire workers from overseas. The Opposition says the process could cause unnecessary project delays. But Defence Minister Stephen Smith does not believe that will happen. “I don’t think so,” he told ABC Television’s Insiders program on Sunday. He maintained overseas workers would be hired only after every attempt to source local workers had been exhausted. “There will be some big minerals resources or petroleum resources projects where the skill set is simply not available in Australia,” he says. AAP

How low can they go? Rates cut to pre-GFC level Tuesday’s decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to cut the cash rate by 25 basis points brings it to its lowest level – 3.50 per cent – since November 2009. RBA governor Glenn Stevens said in a statement, “Growth in the world economy picked up in the early months of 2012, having slowed in the second half of 2011. But more recent indicators suggest further weakening in Europe and some further moderation in growth in China.” He also noted unclear conditions in parts of Asia and the US’s moderate growth.

“The Board has noted previously that Europe would remain a potential source of adverse shocks ... Long-term interest rates faced by highly rated sovereigns, including Australia, have fallen to exceptionally low levels. Share markets have declined.” Stevens ended his statement by saying, “At today’s meeting, the Board judged that, with modest domestic growth and a weaker and more uncertain international environment, the outlook for inflation afforded scope for a more accommodative stance of monetary policy.” M Y W EEK LY PREVIEW.C OM .A U

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It’s more about the vibe at Lot 104, and although the menu is not extensive, the food is pretty good oven-roasted pork belly on an Asian-style salad, and vegetarian spring rolls with sweet chilli, lemon and coriander dipping sauce. Had we known how generous the portions would be, I doubt that we’d have bothered with mains! For me, the garlic-infused Mooloolaba green king prawns with avocado, spinach, rocket, sugar snow peas, cherry tomato, coriander and lime were filling, but could have been spiced up a little. The barbecued prawns wore the zebra-style striped uniform of a hotplate imprint, but the salad

could perhaps have used a little more zing from a well-lubricated coriander and lime dressing. It was a touch surprising that unshelled prawns would be served without a finger bowl. But with such attentive (and enthusiastic) waitstaff, coupled with the pulse of an Esplanade location, Lot 104 is a ‘funky old shack, and I gotta get back!’. Overall, I’d say it’s four-star dining, but a five-star experience. Images courtesy of Mark Gacesa of Ultrapsace Interior Design

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CHINESE FOOD MEETS WESTERN WINE If you can pair the right wine with the right Chinese dish, you’ve hit the jackpot. China’s rapid emergence as a major international wine market has sparked intense debate among growers about how best to pair their wines with the country’s rich array of culinary delights. Drawn by the prospect of vast, relatively untapped pools of new Chinese consumers, wine growers from around the world are competing to claim their products go best with the Asian giant’s unique dishes. Food pairing is essential to the enjoyment of wine and, from a purely business point of view, to the industry’s mission to encourage the Chinese to drink it. But even the best sommeliers are vexed by the pairing of wine with Chinese dishes. While French appellations clearly dominate the market for high-end imported wine in China, countries such as Australia, Chile and South Africa are important players in the mid-range and entry levels. Nikki Palun, the Mandarin-speaking

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ade in Australia has gained a strong reputation as the nation’s leading tribute band. The five versatile musicians deliver stunningly authentic versions of hits by Australia’s best-loved artists. With a wealth of experience performing in showbands, as well as covers and original acts, members of Made in Australia have toured and performed on both national and international levels, performing

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THE LOST FINGERS TO PLAY NOOSA Where: The J Theatre, Noosa Junction When: Saturday, June 16, 7.30pm Tickets: $55. Phone 5455 4455 Quebec’s finest Gypsy Jazz trio, The Lost Fingers, will make their Australian debut during The Noosa Longweekend Festival later this month. The Lost Fingers play jazzed-up renditions of nostalgic ’80s hits, with the band members and their trademark colourful suits sure to captivate the audience and take them on a musical journey.

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The Popes bring Irish charm to the Woombye

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Band of Frequencies and Lionheir on stage Rock, reggae, soul, electronic and psychedelic sounds meet mesmerising surf footage as Band of Frequencies joins with oceanic cinematography and surf craft design legend George Greenough, with the launch their new single, All I’ve Found and its accompanying video clip. Lionheir will also take the stage. Formerly known as Paul Appelkamp, he’s now finding inspiration from the ’50s and ’60s. Described as a soul-rock artist and a free-spirited live performer, he is sure to captivate audiences. TICKETS: $15 at the door. Phone 5442 1155 WHERE: The Woombye Pub DATE: Sunday, June 10, 8pm

Formed originally by ex-Pogues frontman Shane McGowan, The Popes have outgrown their creator and are bringing their distinct Irish sounds to the Coast. They’ll play old favourites like Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down as well as tracks from their latest album New Church. Their distinctly Irish sound will have audiences up and dancing and they’re supported by Alan Boyle. TICKETS: $32.50, or $35 at the door if not sold out. Phone 5442 1155 WHERE: The Woombye Pub DATE: Saturday, June 16. 8.30pm start

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The Queensland Garden Expo is on again in Nambour. Spread over three days from July 6 to 8, the expo is expected to attract more than 30,000 visitors, from seasoned gardeners to new green thumbs, keen to see the biggest collection of subtropical plants in the country. It’s a great family day out, with 55 nurseries exhibiting, plus food stalls, entertainers and a children’s playground. More than 30 gardening experts – including Costa Georgiadis, 4BC’s Colin Campbell and Brisbane Botanical Gardens curator Ross McKinnon – will present lectures and demonstrations. For times, prices and more information head to qldgardenexpo.com.au.

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PREVIEW Investing in a wellness program for employees is smart business.

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e’re only just beginning to recognise the impact a ‘sick workforce’ can have on Australian employers and employees. A study published by Fitness Australia in 2010 shows that sick leave has been costing Australian businesses $2.56 billion a year and that, on average, 2.7 per cent of the Australian workforce is absent on unapproved leave every day. The cost

of absenteeism in Australia has risen by more than 25 per cent since 2000, and 85 per cent of businesses are experiencing an increase in sick leave. Absenteeism is preventable; seven out of 10 absentee health-related issues can be made less likely with better lifestyle patterns exercise. Research shows that corporate wellness programs reduce absenteeism and injuries in the workplace. For every $1 spent on a corporate wellness program, there is an estimated saving of up to $10 in the areas of decreased absenteeism, fewer sick days, reduced WorkCover claims and improvement to employee performance and productivity. Wellness programs can also alleviate depression and improve employees’ time management and stress levels. A healthy workplace contributes to team morale and attracts and retains key employees. What wellness programs do you have in place?

SWEET MEDICINE Eating about 100 grams of dark chocolate daily could help prevent heart problems in high risk people, Melbourne researchers say. Dark chocolate is rich in components called polyphenols, especially flavonoids, which can have anti-inflammatory and blood pressure lowering effects. Melbourne researchers surveyed data on 2000 people at risk of developing heart disease and estimated the benefits to their health of eating 100 grams of dark chocolate a day after a decade. Using a best-case scenario of 100 per cent compliance, the researchers showed that daily dark chocolate consumption could avert about 85 fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular

events, such as heart attacks and strokes, per 10,000 people treated over 10 years. It also showed that spending $40 per person a year on prevention strategies using dark chocolate would be cost-effective. Although the reduction in heart problems in the population was less than one per cent, Monash University researcher, Professor Chris Reid, says the strategy could save money considering the cost of heart attack and stroke on the community. “Because of the high cost of treating those diseases, the potential savings of those number of fatal and non-fatal events, actually make this quite a cost-effective strategy,” Reid says. AAP

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RANGER BUILT FOR TODAY’S ‘POSH’ TRADIE WORDS Peter Atkinson, AAP

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hen did our tradies become so posh? Once upon a time, there was nothing more basic and more spartan than your typical tradies’ ute. Not so with today’s ute. The all-new Ford Ranger has raised the bar, in terms of size, space and style, and Ford claims it is the first ‘pickup’ to attain a 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating. The Ranger is offered with a choice of one petrol and two diesel engines, and three cab styles. We drove the higher-spec XLT with the larger of the two turbo-diesel engine choices, the DuraTorq 3.2. It uses an unconventional five-cylinder configuration of 3.2-litres capacity, which produces a surprisingly throaty engine note and pleasing ‘oomph’. Its 147kW and 470Nm are roughly standard for rivals in this category. Our test model came with a relatively compliant six-speed manual, (although I’d be tempted to buy the optional six-speed auto). In the

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manual, shifts were smooth and precise, and the clutch reasonably light and progressive. Despite its size, the driving experience is surprisingly refined – it sits securely on the road – albeit with a touch of bounce over sharp bumps thanks to its truck-like suspension. Load space ranges from 1.21 cubic metres in the

crew cab to 1.82 cubic metres in the single cab. Braked-towing capacity on our test car was a hefty 3350 kilos. Its size can make parking difficult, but the cabin is quiet, the seats extremely comfortable, and there’s no shortage of hi-tech gear.

FEATURES: Front, side and curtain airbags; Electronic Stability Program with hill descent control, hill launch assist and trailer-sway control; adaptive load control, emergency brake assist and roll-over mitigation; Bluetooth connectivity with iPod and MP3 compatibility; voice control, electric windows and mirrors, dual-zone climate control air-conditioning; reverse parking sensors, colour display screen. TECH STUFF 3.2-litre, five-cylinder DuraTorq turbo-diesel produces 147kW@3000rpm, 470Nm@1500-2850rpm; six-speed manual or automatic transmission, five-speed in petrol models. THIRST 9.1L/100km (official average consumption). VERDICT Taking the ute to a whole new level. BOTTOM LINE $53,990 as tested (manual transmission); automatic $2000 extra.

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onda Australia this week welcomed the first delivery of Thai-built Hondas from its plant in Ayutthaya since devastating floods suspended its operations last October. “The Ayutthaya factory in Thailand is vital to the success of Honda Australia, with 80 per cent of stock sourced from this factory,” says director and general manager sales and marketing, Stephen Collins. “This is our first shipment of vehicles in months and includes Jazz, Civic, CR-V and new City models. “Product from this factory benefits our customers in two ways. They receive high-quality products built to

Honda’s stringent global standards as well as competitive pricing as a result of the Australia-Thai Free Trade Agreement,” Collins says. Honda Australia imports vehicles from Japan, Thailand and the UK. The company faced several challenges in 2011 with an earthquake and tsunami in Japan affecting its research and development facility and flooding in Thailand impacting supply of stock. Despite challenges like the tsunami in Japan and the flooding in Thailand, Honda pressed on. The company says it plans to win back market share by achieving 40,000 sales in Australia this year.

2,723 In the past 12 months Cricks Maroochydore happily delivered 2,723 cars to homes and businesses all over the Sunshine Coast (and the odd one or two to other parts of our great state). That makes us the largest single dealership on the coast. How did we sell so many cars? It helps that our brands, Volkswagen, Subaru and Mitsubishi make exceptional vehicles. It also helps that our used cars are second to none for quality and peace of mind. But the true test of success lies with our people and the way we choose to do business.

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When Audi factory drivers tackle the Le Mans 24 Hours this month, digital rear-view mirror technology will enhance their vision. “In the past, our drivers had to strictly rely on the outside mirrors when looking rearward,” says head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich. “Yet the rear end and the rear wings, plus the vibrations that occur at high speeds, significantly limit the field of vision of these mirrors.” AMOLED screens have a short response time and can show

multicoloured images and offer better resolution thanks to particularly small pixels. “Therefore, even at 330 kilometres per hour, we’re achieving a totally fluid image flow in realtime transmission,” says Ullrich.

New i30 hits the road Hyundai’s new generation i30 is the latest in Hyundai’s line-up to follow the company’s new ‘fluidic sculpture’ design. Designed at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the new car has just been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent vehicle assessment organisation, Euro NCAP. The i30 has been a success for Hyundai in Australia, selling 101,000 units. Features of the new model include seven airbags, reversing camera on Elite and Premium models, six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed auto, touch screen sat-nav and audio system on selected models.

People can’t be wrong If we didn’t do good deals would we be the biggest? No way. If our customers didn’t drive away happy would we continue to grow? No chance. We are proud of what we do and we would love to help you with your next vehicle purchase. So please drop in, say g’day and have the same experience as 2,723 of our other friends. Check out some specials on the inside back cover of this magazine.

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CHEAP AND CHEERFUL WORDS Peter Atkinson Cheap and cheerful, or cheap and nasty? Sometimes it’s a fine line. Holden’s new city car, the Barina Spark, may be a bit of both. The Spark, which in essence is a Korean-built Daewoo with some Holden DNA injected, is the Red Lion brand’s weapon to gain a toehold in the bargain-basement segment that is attracting an increasing number of young gen Y and gen Z buyers. For Holden, introducing young buyers to the brand is important. The risk for Holden, of course, is that by doing so with an inferior product, it could potentially damage the overall perception of the Holden brand. The $14,990 driveaway pricetag is still among the lowest on the market, and it’s surprisingly fun to drive – in a basic, uncomplicated kind of way. Its 1.2-litre, four-cylinder engine is buzzy, as you might expect, and produces a very modest 59kW and puny 107Nm of torque.

On the positive side, though, is the fuel consumption – which at 5.6L/100 kilometre is not best-in-class but still represents very frugal driving, indeed. The five-speed manual transmission is trouble-free if uninspiring. The shift is a bit sloppy, but that’s compensated by a light clutch which makes ugh working your way through the ratios an easy chore.. i d It’s reasonably well-equipped and comes with a funky-looking instrument cluster. Interior trim has been worked pretty hard to achieve a modern, funky look, with reasonably supportive vinyl seats. Impressively, even the base model gets electronic stability control – a must-have for young drivers, which will help the car control a skid – as well as six airbags and a strengthened

body shell. Despite its size, the Spark seemed surprisingly at home on the freeway, although the absence of cruise control is a negative. Its tiny turning circle and abundance of glass makes it an absolute breeze to park and it takes up very little space with its short wheelbase. So, what’s the verdict in the cheerful versus nasty stakes? Well, I have to confess that the Spark isn’t exactly my cup of tea – not that you’d expect it to be.

Forty-something males are hardly among its target demographic. My 17-year-old daughter thought it cute enough. My wife, who did drive it, was equally non-committal. Still, for the price, it’s hard to complain too much about the Spark’s numerous shortcomings. It’s cheap, without doubt. And you’ve got to be cheerful about that.

MAKE/MODEL BARINA SPARK CDX BOTTOM LINE From $14,990 on road

The only 3 worth considering. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class range.

The reasons for choosing a Mercedes-Benz C-Class keep adding up. The C-Class Sedan reignites the thrill of driving with its envious list of standard appointments. The C-Class Coupé, with its alluring lines and dynamically sculptured body, begs to be admired. And the C-Class Estate, with its innate instinct for the road, handles like a sedan and features everyday practicality that takes life in its stride. Find out all the reasons why the C-Class is Australia’s favourite luxury mid-sized car at Garry Crick Prestige or www.myreasons.com.au

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Renault’s concept car wows Monaco Renault’s concept car the Alpine A110-50 has made its debut at the Monaco F1 Grand Prix in celebration of the Alpine Berlinette sports car’s 50th birthday. The vehicle is engineered, says Renault, with a focus on performance and driving enjoyment, blending Renault’s sporting passion and technical nous. Renault says the Alpine A11050 concept car translates the most

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characteristic design features of the original A110 in a modern and spectacular way. “Developing this concept car was a great adventure,” says Axel Breun, concept and show car director. “It was a catalyst for creativity. We wanted to make a Berlinette that was of our time, and which boldly embodies Renault’s passion for motorsport. We were guided by our hearts and emotions.” Produced with the renowned expertise of Renault Sport Technologies, the Renault Alpine A110-50 concept car is imbued with the world of motorsport. It benefits from the experience gained from using the same technical platform of the racing Mégane Trophy. Sources say the vehicle is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine, capable of producing 298kW of power, driven by a six-speed semi-automatic transmission. Scissor doors and front-hinged bonnet are features of the vehicle.

Japanese car maker Infiniti to take on world with help from Vettel Infiniti, the luxury performance automotive brand from Japan, is launching its first global brand campaign. It focuses on the FX crossover with the help of brand ambassador and Red Bull Racing’s double World Champion, Sebastian Vettel. The brand’s Australian website is now live, promising would-be buyers a “new choice in performance luxury” coming soon. Jean-Pierre Diernaz, Infiniti marketing and communication director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, says Infiniti has a strong point of view on what is performance and how it should be delivered. “Using the best pilot in the world, Sebastian Vettel, to illustrate this, shows how serious we are in our ambitions to develop the brand,” she says. The creative platform was developed by TBWA\G1 in Paris. European Creative Director Alasdhair

MacGregor Hasties says, “By showing how emotion is more important than cold science, we have given Infiniti its own performance positioning.” Since May 24 the advertising campaign has been brought to life across Europe, with the TV commercial followed by activities on digital and social media platforms. A poster campaign containing 20 stunning works of art from five different artists from all around the globe will support the TV campaign. The artists were asked to represent aspects of the vehicle such as fourwheel active steering, V8 power, sport brakes, and continuous damping control. For more information, visit infiniticars.com.au

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tephen Colasimone from First National Carolans is calling on first-home buyers who are eager to step onto the property ladder. He is marketing the entry-level home at 29 Flinders Avenue, Nambour, which he says is immaculate and a good starter for a growing family. It is close to schools, shopping centres and the centre of town. This solid brick and tile home offers a secluded outdoor entertainment area, three bedrooms, one bathroom and a double lock-up garage. Stephen says at $269,000, this one won’t be on the market for long.

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9 Rosevale Avenue, Aroona. The home is a short drive to town and the beach. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a single garage that has been converted into a kids’ activity room, though it could become the office or fourth bedroom. The property, which features 801 square metres of land, also has side access to the backyard and two handy sheds.

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refurbished and now features a gathering room, a sun porch with arched windows, an entertaining parlour and a distinctive, cherry wood kitchen. Upstairs are a sunny master bedroom and a memorabilia room dedicated to the Sultan of Swat himself. The homestead is listed with Scott Adamson of Coldwell Banker for $1.68 million. Go to coldwellbanker.com.

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Located opposite a beautifully maintained, tranquil park and an underarm stone’s throw to a sparkling open canal, this home is as attractive as it is practically configured. The formal entry into the reading/ sitting room is worth the price of entry alone. Then downstairs three generous bedrooms, bathroom with separate toilet, impressive kitchen opening onto family room and dining area, shaded outdoor area with water feature and an easy care yard. Upstairs is the magnificent parent’s retreat with office nook, fantastic ensuite with spa bath and double shower and private balcony. This home is a pure delight and worthy of inspection from serious buyers. Auction 24th June 2012.

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New land release from $184,950*

Brighten up your day New land release ‘The Reach’ Just metres to the new lake and two parks, The Reach is connected by a network of walkways that take you to Brightwater’s own school and childcare centre, as well as the future shopping centre and lakeside tavern. The new access road into Brightwater also means that Mooloolaba Beach is now just 5 minutes away.

Selling from Sat, 9 th June

Visit stockland.com.au/brightwater or call 5444 1333 Visit our land sales and information centre off Kawana Way, Brightwater *Price current as of June 2012

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19 Elisabeth Valley Place 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Features: June 2 Auction: Passed in, no bids received. Result: Now listed at $875,000. First National Palmwoods Agency: 5445 9666 Sales agent: Darren Lockwood 0412 378 561

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Unit 15 ‘Lindesay Park’ 4 Lindesay Street 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Features: June 2 Auction: Passed in at $290,000. Result: Seaside Realty 5492 2555 Agency: Sales agent: Di Hurman 0418 794 607 & Rob Hurman 0408 712 632

37 Point Cartwright Drive 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 1 office June 2 Passed in. Looking for offers over $500,000. Property Today 5444 2222 Agency: Sales agent: Jamie Holbrook 0418 500 081 Features: Auction: Result:

18 Camden Way 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car June 2 Passed in, no bids received. Currently negotiating. Next Property Group Agency: 1300 400 777 Sales agent: Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 & Jason Burns 0417 762 001 Features: Auction: Result:

Here’s a preview of the hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days 2 Atlantis Parade, Alexandra Headland Auction details: On site Saturday June 9 @ 12pm Agency: Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Contact: Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 13 Danube Court, Bli Bli Auction details: On site Saturday June 9 @ 2pm Agency: Property Today 5444 2222 Contact: Jamie Holbrook 0418 500 081 24 Culbara Street, Mooloolaba Auction details: On site Saturday June 9 @ 12pm Agency: Elite Lifestyle Properties 5444 0111 Contact: Mark Unkel 0412 738 675

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38 Oxford Close 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car June 2 Sold for $330,000. Property Today 5444 2222 Jamie Holbrook 0418 500 081

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Open Sat & Sun from 1.00pm to 1.45pm | Auction on site Sun 17th June 2012 @ 2.00pm Must Be Sold! Absolute Luxury ~ Classic Qlder ~ Corporate Retreat or Weekender

• 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom main home • 20 acres, fruit trees, solar power and hot water • Heated inground pool, great entertaining area • There is something for everybody here

Vendors have moved interstate, opportunity to secure this magnificent property below ½ price. The Vendors have instructed us to present all offers prior to Auction. 1050m2 (100 squares) under roof. Features include; 5 star kitchen, up to 6 bedrooms with 2 fully ensuited guest suites, parents wing with den, marble bathroom and walk-in clothes room library, gallery, wine room, soundproof cinema with tiered seating, enclosed pool, private office… The list goes on and on… don’t miss this opportunity!

• Semi-detached 2 bed + kitchenette area • Workshop, garden shed, machinery/packing shed • 5 minutes to town, 20 minutes to Maroochydore • Owners are downsizing – great buying opportunity!

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Land now selling from $239,950*

Peace and quiet make terrific neighbours

A tranquil place ensconced by meandering waterways

The magnificent lake with its sparkling water greets the eye at every turn and there are green spaces to bring out the Zen in you (or at least your yoga mat). Surprisingly for a place of such quiet seclusion, Birtinya is actually very close to the action. The future Town Centre is just a hop, skip and

jump away when you head off on one of our many walkways that thread through and around Birtinya. It’s an easy bike ride to the beach and the Sunday markets. And if you do decide to drive, you’re just minutes from everything else on the Sunshine Coast from this central location.

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Dulong designer home This architecturally d designed esigned home has rural and ocean views, high ceilings and abundant glass windows, and boasts eclectic styling and artisan finishes. Indoor and outdoor zones provide for formal, informal and alfresco dining. Outside are a polished concrete pool, spa and large powered shed.

20 Thompson Road, Dulong 3 bed, 2 bath, 6 car Buyers in the $900,000s Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

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OWNER GONE – MUST BE SOLD DIDDILLIBAH 261 Diddillibah Road This appealing home is perched overlooking 2 lush acres with perfect north aspect that captures light, breezes and excellent rural views. • Private sanctuary away from it all • Opens plan living/dining areas, north facing deck • 7946m² of land – borders Council reserve • Inground saltwater pool • Owner has moved on and will sell

CENTRAL LOCATION, GROUND FLOOR!! MAROOCHYDORE 11/3 Kirsten Court Situated in a court location with a leafy, park outlook, minutes to the Plaza and the owner of this two bedroom unit is upsizing and ready to go! • Two generous size bedrooms both with built ins • Refurbished ,new carpet,tiled functional and bright kitchen • Close to the Sunshine Plaza, Schools and Home Centre • Single lock up garage with easy access • Low Body Corporate fees

4 Bed | 2 Bath | 5 Car | Pool

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Contact David Grenfell 0419 946 534

BLI BLI 13 Danube Court This modern family sized home with separate living areas is perfectly located within a quiet elevated cul-de-sac. This owner is now keen to have the property sold this weekend. • Large undercovered entertaining area overlooking the yard • Perfectly positioned in a quiet elevated cul-de-sac • Easy side access for the boat, caravan or trailer • Master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite • Established lawns and gardens close to schools and shops

2 Bed | 1 Bath | 1 Car

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BUDDINA 37 Point Cartwright Drive This renovated home is located within a short stroll from one of the best surf beaches on the Sunshine Coast. Location, entertaining and aspect are the key ingredients on offer here. • Large undercovered entertaining area overlooking the pool • Privately gated with remote control access from the street • Plenty of access for the boat, caravan or trailer • Master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite • New granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances

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“The Ultimate North Facing Waterfront Residence over 4 Levels” 3 Oak Court, MINYAMA Packed with quality features and extras reserved for the most prestigious residences is 3 Oak Court in waterfront Minyama. The space and light that defines the home is immediately obvious upon walking through the huge front door. • 10kW solar system

• Lift to all floors • 4 spacious bedrooms • Large office • Wine cellar • Media room • 8 car basement carpark

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A list of what’s recently sold <$500,000 $500,000 – $1 million >$1 million 19 Bringenbrong Drive, Buderim Sold for: $478,000 Features: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: RealWay Buderim Sales agent: Marg Deighton 16/38 Mill Road, Buderim Sold for: $380,000 Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Agency: RealWay Buderim Sales agent: Richard Meacle and Marg Deighton

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Great location, spacious & modern is what best describes this air-cond. north facing apartment, which is perfectly positioned in Kings Beach and within metres to patrolled surfing & swimming beach, restaurants, tavern and shops. If you are looking for an investment property or perhaps one you can live in then this could be the one for you. The complex offers: lift, pool, media / entertainment area, bbq & recreational facilities and gym.

Inspect: Saturday 12-12.30pm Price: Offers over $450,000

Contact: Carola 0417 608 466

36 Esplanade Headland, Kings Beach

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11 Antigua Court, Kawana Island Sold for: $840,500 Features: 5 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car Agency: Howcroft & Associates Real Estate Sales agent: Bill Howcroft

8 Yvonne Street, Nambour Sold for: $287,500 Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: Carolans First National Sales agent: Darren Lockwood 0412 378 561 210 Towen Mount Road, Towen Mountain Sold for: $295,000 Features: 1 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Agency: Carolans First National Sales agent: Vanessa Brunton 0467 448 850

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9 Sanctuary Drive, Buderim Sold for: $835,000 Features: 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Agency: Next Property Group Sales agent: Richard Scrivener in conjunction with RE/MAX Buderim

50 Centenary Crescent, Nambour Sold for: $710,000 Features: 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Agency: Belle Property Buderim Sales agent: Bevan Horsnell

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In the heart of Mooloolaba two refurbished units are for sale by the Vendors who have bought elsewhere. There is a ground floor apartment with private patio and a rooftop apartment with private balcony with water views. Both apartments have new appliances, fittings and lighting. Excellent condition. All the hard work’s been done. The complex has a heated swimming pool, plunge pool, spa and BBQ area with panoramic views over Mooloolaba towards the Glass House Mountains. Great location, only one street back from beach, shopping and entertainment facilities.

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• Genuinely Motivated Family Sale – on the market to be sold and all offers considered! • Health circumstances dictate a genuine buyers opportunity • Large 853m2 Buderim Block elevated to catch the breeze • Generous bedrooms/huge storage/cupboard space/security screens • Immaculate gardens WITH approved water bore. Free garden water all year round!! • Solid big brick and tile bones ... Renovate and add immediate value. Capital gain potential. • Outdoor entertaining area, workshop and garden shed • Walk to school, aged care, McDonalds/local shops • Room for pool/caravan/boat. Inspect Now!

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IF YOU HAVE LOOKED AT THE REST, IT’S TIME TO LOOK AT ONE OF THE BEST 12 Godwin Place, Pelican Waters • 5/6 bedrooms, three of which are ensuited • 3 car garage fitted with cabinetry and sink • Large cinema with projector and all AV equip for movies/TV • Large salt water infinity edge pool with swivel and tilt umbrella • Pontoon with power and water offering ocean access without the need to negotiate a lock • This home is a pleasure to market. There are so many special features the list goes on and on. Please call me for an immediate inspection and you John Peopall will see for yourself how special this home is. 0409 592 224

$1,395,000

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LITTLE MOUNTAIN 10 Raintree Boulevard

BUDERIM 22 Vista Park Drive

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TRANQUIL, PRIVATE AND SIMPLY BRILLIANT

• Private access on ¾ acre block • 4 bedroom home with 5th bedroom or home office • Exposed internal brick and raked ceilings • 4 car accommodation and off street parking • Ample of room for shed or inground pool • Surrounded by native trees and plenty of birdlife • Only minutes to Caloundra CBD and beaches • Corbould Park and schools a short distance away

Words and pictures are inadequate to describe this stunning home. Unique and exquisite in design and adjacent to a nature reserve, it offers a perfect paradise for subtropical living. • Highest quality materials and fittings • Expansive open plan living areas to suit intimate and elaborate entertaining • Vaulted ceilings, integrated indoor and outdoor areas • Expansive open plan living areas to suit intimate of elaborate entertaining • Enjoy bathing in velvety waters of the magnesium pool

5 BED | 2 BATH | 4 CAR

4 BED | 3 BATH | 2 CAR

Inspect: By Appointment Price: $729,000 Web: Ref No. 110644353 Darren Ide 0408 549 457

Inspect: Saturday 1:00-1:45pm Price: $1,175,000 Web: Ref No. 109843111 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514

BUDERIM 87 William Street

BUDERIM 13-15 Settlers Ridge Road

SUBSTANTIAL HOME WITH GARAGING GALORE

PRIVATE, QUIET AND NORTH FACING

This spacious home sits on a 813m2 block on top of Buderim. There is room for the car enthusiast who wants plenty of space, or for the family who wants to make more living area. Under the home there is approximately 200m2 of fully enclosed open space with a concrete floor and 9’ headroom. The open plan living area leads onto the deck where you can enjoy the splendid view, relaxing with an early morning cuppa or watching the glorious sunsets. Both bathrooms have recently been refurbished. The home is within walking distance to the Village and all amenities.

• Close proximity to Buderim Village • Private 1.5 acres with established, low maintenance gardens • Quality neighbourhood and tightly held enclave • Thoughtfully sited to maximise north eastern aspect to capture breezes and winter sun • 15 years old and beautifully maintained with room to extend • Upstairs – timber floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living, kitchen and large decks • Downstairs – 4th bedroom and bathroom make the area suitable for guests, while the 6.2 x 6.2m rumpus room would be suitable

3 BED | 2 BATH | 6 CAR

4 BED | 3 BATH | 2 CAR

Inspect: Saturday 11:00-11:45am Price: $495,000 Web: Ref No. 110555181 Richard Meacle 0407 145 812

Inspect: Saturday 11:00-11:45am Price: $629,000 Web: Ref No. 107431766 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514

BUDERIM 23 Quiet Valley Crescent

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1-9 Nunkeri Court, Tanawha Inspect: Sat 2-2:45pm Plantation style resort on 1.5 acres of lush tropical surrounds. Spacious living areas, high vaulted ceilings and modern kitchen. Tranquil resort style pool, spa and pavilion. DLUG, 9mx6m shed and room for tennis court. Price: $799,000 3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR

Set in one of Buderim’s most attractive precincts is this superbly presented one-owner home with generous dimensions, high 8’6’’ ceilings and quality finishes. The residence also features: • 4 spacious bedrooms, built-ins, main with ensuite and walk-in robe • Air-con in living area and master bedroom; separate formal lounge; large café style kitchen • Freshly painted interior with neutral tones • Large 886m² block two minutes from Buderim Village shopping • Separate area for caravan or boat and pool

BUDERIM 16 Mayfair Lane

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Inspect: By Appointment Price: $399,000 Web: Ref No. 2865072 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514

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EXPERIENCE THE MAGNIFICENT VIEW How can you put a value to a view like this? Do you want an architecturally designed home on 737m²? Live in a million dollar neighbourhood just minutes from Mooloolaba Beach. This is a superb block of land and copies of house plans and a soil test are available on request.

119 Maroochy Waters Drive, M’dore Inspect: Sat 1-1:45pm Easy lifestyle home backing onto parkland. Immaculately presented, colourful and quirky with 3 spacious bedrooms, office, art deco kitchen, resort style pool and outside entertaining area. Price: $475,000 3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR 61 Gossamer Drive, Buderim Inspect: Sat 10-10:45am Impressive split level home with spacious central tiled area and dining, gourmet kitchen, 3 generous bedrooms plus office and DLUG. Price: $479,000 3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR 165 Lindsay Road, Buderim Inspect: Sat 12-12:45pm Charming 3 bedroom cottage on 1105m². Open plan living, timber floors, high ceilings and wide covered decks. Price: $410,000 3 BED | 1 BATH | 1 CAR

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7 Crete Court, Kawana Island 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car High $700,000s Howcroft & Associates 5413 9207 Bill Howcroft 0431 354 076

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sewer system & rain tanks. low cost living spacious modern home. great floor plan superb polished floors. enclosed verandahs 1.9 kw solar power system just installed

This contemporary prize home is close to the water with bright, spacious living areas designed around the pool and covered entertaining area. Features include a galley kitchen, parents’ retreat, airconditioning and side access.

40 Pittards Road, Buderim 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Mid to high $300,000s Mooloolaba Real Estate 5444 1066 Mark Osborne 0423 106 384

This solid brick and This T d ttile ile il home is ripe for renovation and has three bedrooms and living space for the family. On an elevated, 853-square metre block, the home is in the local school zone and a short walk from shops. www.mypropertypreview.com.au

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buderim 1/123 burnett street lifestyle merely a short stroll from buderim village and its multitude of quality restaurants and cafes, this beautifully maintained unit is perfect for those wanting to leave the car in the garage and enjoy all the benefits that buderim has to offer. soak in the views to the coral sea in a relaxed atmosphere and an easy lifestyle seldom achieved.

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buderim 25 martins creek road lifestyle contemporary split level home, offering spacious easy care living set in a quiet north facing position with magnificent views over the green hinterland. fluid open plan interiors with exceptional cross ventilation and natural light create a distinctively generous sense of space. excellent indoor/ outdoor integration with a peaceful bush backdrop and natural landscaping on a large 1,267m2 allotment ensure you peace and quiet.

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AUCTION ALEX SHORES - 2 HOMES FOR THE PRICE OF 1 - AUCTION ON SITE THIS SATURDAY!! 2 Atlantis Parade, Alexandra Headland

5 Bed | 4 Bath | 2 Car

Offering one of the most sought after Sunshine Coast locations and lifestyles this large family home has been specifically designed to accommodate growth. Currently designed over three levels, the ground floor boasts a games room and an office. Moving upstairs to the first floor are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and also the modern kitchen and entertaining area. This engaging entertaining area gives dual access - one side to the pool and one side to a large private deck. Wait, there is still MORE !! The third floor is large enough to be a studio, self contained apartment or would be an amazing parents retreat. This home is the epitome of infinite ideas and growth whether it be dual occupancy or just a large family.

á Water glimpses á Dual occupancy á 5 Bed 4 bath 2 car á Modern kitchen with gas á Big secure block á Private outdoor entertaining area & pool á Storage underneath the house

Auction: On Site Saturday 9th of June at 12pm Inspect: Thursday 5-5.45pm & Saturday from 11.30am, Auction at 12pm Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 Web Code: MIN2299

AUCTION OWNERS MOVING INTER-STATE – MUST BE SOLD! 106 Mountain Creek Road, Buderim

4+ Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car

Freshly painted and beautifully presented this wonderful family entertainer sits in the sought after Mountain Creek school zone, just minutes from shops, services and our beautiful beaches. Offering 4 spacious bedrooms plus study nook, this much loved home simply must be sold as our owners are committed to moving south.

Auction: On Site Saturday 23rd of June at 11am Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Web Code: BUD2358

1316M2 OF ELEVATED LIVING AND OCEAN VIEWS 10 Boxthorn Place, Aroona

4 Bed | 2 Bath | 4 Car

Elevated on a 1316m2 block this comfortable 4 bed, 2 bath home with double carport & double lock up shed captures the sea breezes & ocean views from a perfect NE aspect. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac this 35 year old solid home is perfect for a family wanting space & seclusion. Enjoy watching the kids splash in the pool while you soak up the views from the balcony.

Price: Mid to High $400,000’s Inspect: Saturday 10-10.45am Kylie Tredrea 0402 240 687 Web Code: MIN2329

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AUCTION UNIQUELY BUDERIM - FLAT 1/2 ACRE - WALK TO VILLAGE - DUAL LIVING - BIG VIEWS! 8 Scenic Avenue, Buderim Stunningly different from anything you’ve seen before, this classic property has to be seen to be believed. From the cosy warmth of an amazing English character bar to the striking modern architectural finish of the main home and absorbing coastal views, this home lacks for nothing. The location is brilliant, with Buderim Village a flat “k” away. You have not one but 2 spacious dwellings for extended family living and the added option to sell off the separate 809m2 block currently home to lavish gardens and a floodlit half tennis court. Offered for the first time in 35 years, our motivated vendors are moving inter-state and want a result!

6+ Bed | 4 Bath | 3 Car

á Amazingly unique á 2071m2 on 2 titles á Modern spacious home á Separate 3 bed granny flat á English character bar + cellar á Pool, heated spa, half tennis á Guaranteed split option

Auction: On Site Sunday July 1st at 11am Inspect: Saturday 1.30-2.30pm & Wednesday 13th 4.30-5.30pm Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Damien Michael 0413 024 124 Web Code: BUD2364

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NEAR NEW WATERFRONT - IN THE $700,000’S 15 Turnbuckle Court, Wurtulla

3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2 Car

This stylish modern home overlooks the sparkling lake Kawana in the suburb tipped to have the highest capital growth in the next 5 years. The low maintenance home will suit those wanting a good location and good security, perfect if you want to lock up and leave for periods of time. A high rental return will interest those investors wanting a return and growth.

Price: Buyers in the $700,000’s Inspect: Saturday 3-3.45pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Web Code: MIN2323

WE NEED RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL RENTAL PROPERTIES NOW! Our Senior Property Manager, Karen Stehr has over 23 years industry experience and offers great customer service and most importantly outstanding results! One investor said -“Thank you for your professionalism in handling our property. I have dealt with property managers over the years that make promises about service but never carry them out. I have found you however, to keep your word and be a very professional young lady, we appreciate you very much”.

WE HAVE TENANTS READY TO MOVE IN – CALL KAREN STEHR 0417 618 480

MORE ROOM THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE ON 1000SQM 4+ Bed | 2 Bath | 3 Car

18 Camden Way, Maroochydore Tastefully renovated and surprisingly large internally with 3 separate living areas along with high ceilings. 4 great sized bedrooms and designated office. Unwind and relax on the timber decking overlooking the inground pool. There is even side access with an extra carport. Offering the complete family home within walking distance to popular schools.

Price: $479,000 Inspect: Saturday 1-1.45pm Jason Burns 0417 762 001 Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 Web Code: MCHY2355

AUCTION

SELLING BEACHSIDE - CHRIS & JASMINE

BRIGHT FUTURE IN BRIGHT WATER 26 Kurrimine Crescent, Brightwater What an opportunity to enter into the market in this fabulous new estate. With a vista to Mooloolaba, Buddina and beyond as you come over the hill. You know the rarity of this position means in years to come it will be worth so much more. Buyers take note, this property is priced to sell on auction day, make it a date!

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car Auction: On Site Saturday 16th of June at 11.30am Inspect: Saturday 10-10.45am Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 Web Code: MIN2370

“Chris and Jasmine had a contract on my unit within three days of listing my property. Their experience, extensive market knowledge and strong negotiation skills were fundamental in securing the sale of my unit. I thank Chris and Jasmine and would strongly recommend them if you are thinking of selling beachside.” Marg - Unit 3/77 Buderim Ave, Mooloolaba.

THINKING OF SELLING? CALL CHRIS 0405 469 736 & JASMINE 0434 121 493 NEXT

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ALEXANDRA HEADLAND

Please Contact Agent - Craig Porter

Thurs 7th 5-5.45PM & Sat 11.30-12PM -

MAROOCHYDORE

2 Atlantis Parade - MIN2299

Sat 11-11.45AM - 302/50 Picnic Point Esplanade -

Auction Saturday 9th of June @ 12PM - Minka Jenkins MCHY1835

PRESTIGE ACREAGE LIVING

Sat 12-12.45PM - 6 Atlantis Parade - MIN2339

Please Contact Agent - Jodie McDonell

Please Contact Agent - Karen Jones

Sat 12.15-12.45PM - 12 Hilltop Crescent - MIN2365

Sat 1-1.45PM - 4 Ocean Crest - MCHY615

Buyers in the $500,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Kylie Tredrea

Mid to High $900,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jodie McDonell

Sat 1-1.45PM - 18 Camden Way - MCHY2355

AROONA

Listed at $479,000 - Jason Burns

Sat 10-10.45AM - 10 Boxthorn Place - MIN2329

Land from $299,250

$250,000+ Buyers- Minka Jenkins

Mid to High $400,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Kylie Tredrea

Sat 2-2.45AM - 17/12 Picnic Point - MCHY2336

BOKARINA

Early to Mid $500,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jodie McDonell

Sat 3-3.45PM - 7 Seafarer Court - MIN2361

MINYAMA

$1,000,000 + Buyers - Minka Jenkins

Sat 12-12.45PM - 28 Murrindi Street - MIN2377

BRIGHTWATER Sat 10-10.45AM - 26 Kurrimine Crescent - MIN2370 Auction Saturday 16th of June @ 11:30AM -

Address: Lot 1 - Lot 20 / 170 Valdora Road, Valdora Please Contact Agent

John Skerlak 0413 441 834 Bree Charles 0416 435 391

YOUR NEXT HOME IS OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Sat 11-11.45PM - 1/13 Koolena Street - MIN2093

*â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Auroraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a small estate comprised of 20 acreage lots in total *Lots with Northerly views over beautiful land capturing Mt Coolum & Mt Ninderry *A beautiful mix of ODUJHORZPDLQWHQDQFHHOHYDWHG ĂŞDWDOORWPHQWV *Lots from 5863sqm, with an average 8000sqm *15min to Maroochydore, 5min to Coolum, 20min to Noosa.

MOUNTAIN CREEK Price by Negotiation - Jason Burns

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With 40% of AURORA already sold, the new residents of AURORA are showing they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t muck around, building of their large and quality homes have already started. You too can experience modern, prestige living on large, low maintenance allotments, with a stunning outlook. The remaining lots are still some of the best land the Sunshine Coast has to offer in terms of quality, without that price tag! With two lots priced from $299,250, you will be pleasantly surprised as the developers of AURORA have priced this estate to sell in this current market.

Mid $500,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Karen Jones

Sat 11-11.45AM - 36 Fernleigh Crescent - MCHY2384

Minka Jenkins

Agent On Site Saturday 12.30-2.30pm

Sat 1-1.45PM - 72/19 Arwen Street - MIN2368

PALMWOODS Sat 10-10.45AM - 15 Aland Place - BUD2345

Offers from $350,000 - Bree Charles

High $600,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Chris Pace

Sat 2-2.30PM - 9 Coonawa Street - MCHY2367 Buyers in the Low $500,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jasmine Chambers

PARREARRA Sat 1-1.45PM - 41 Marawa Drive - MIN2376

Sat 4-4.45PM - 3 Barellan Street - MIN1786

Listed at $1,050,000 - Karen Jones

Expressions of Interest - Minka Jenkins

Sat 2-2.45PM - 21 Magnetic Street - MIN2381

BUDERIM Sat 10-10.45AM - 5 Buderim Pines Drive - MCHY2305 Listed at $479,000 - Jason Burns Sat 11-11.30AM - 48 Gloucestor Road - BUD1853

$500,000+ Buyers - Minka Jenkins

TANAWHA Sat 12-12.45PM - 18 Walgarri Drive - BUD2230 Low to Mid $1 Million - Richard Scrivener

Offers over $700,000 - Richard Scrivener

WURTULLA

Sat 11-11.45AM - 106 Mountain Creek Road -

Sat 11-11.45AM - 109/2 Peregrine Drive - MIN1958

BUD2358 Auction Saturday 23rd of June @ 11AM - Chris Pace

High $200,000 Buyers - Kylie Tredrea Sat 2-2.45PM - 15 Baanya Street - MIN2330

Sat 12-12.30PM - 115 Whites Road - MIN2174

Buyers from $600,000 - Karen Jones

Listed at $685,000 - Jasmine Chambers Sat 12-12.45PM - 13 Freycinet Row - BUD2251

Sat 3-3.45PM - 15 Turnbuckle Court - MIN2323 Buyers in the $700,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Karen Jones

Buyers in the $600,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Chris Pace

VALDORA

Sat 12-12.45PM - 6/5 Barnes Drive - BUD2286

Sat 12.30-2.30PM - 170 Valdora Road â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aurora

Buyers in the $300,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Chris Pace

Prestige Livngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; - MCHY1719

Sat 1-1.30PM -17 Hillview Drive - MIN2359

Please Contact Agent - John Skerlak

Offers over $550,000 - Jasmine Chambers Sat 1.30-2.30PM & Wed 13th 4.30-5.30 PM 8 Scenic Avenue - BUD2364 Auction Sunday 1st of July @ 11AM - Chris Pace

YOUR NEXT AGENT

BURNSIDE

Bree Charles 0416 435 391

Sat 11-11.30AM - 133 Perwillowen Road - MCHY2319

Chris Jones 0405 469 736

Offers over $300,000 - Trevor Jones

Chris Pace 0417 196 600

Sat 12-12.45PM - 14 Grimes Terrace - MIN2349

Craig Porter 0411 554 880

$450,000+ Buyers - Trevor Jones

Damien Michael 0413 024 124

COOLUM BEACH Sat 10-10.45AM - 103 Coolum Terrace - MCHY2244

Jason Burns 0417 762 001

Low to Mid $1 Millions - Richard Scrivener

Jasmine Chambers 0434 121 493

DULONG

Jodie McDonell 0419 762 309

Sat 3-3.45PM - 20 Thompson Road - MIN2331

John Skerlak 0413 441 834

Buyers from the $900,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Loren Wimhurst

Kate Jewry 0404 817 916

IMAGE FLAT Sat 11-11.45AM - 464 Image Flat Road - MCHY2373

Karen Jones 0405 122 526

High $700,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - John Skerlak

Kylie Tredrea 0402 240 687

KULUIN

Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

Sat 12-12.45PM - 1 Calais Court - MCHY2386

Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063

Listed at $549,000 - Jason Burns

Robyne Williams 0488 999 536

Sat 2-2.30PM - 17 Martins Drive - MCHY2291 Listed at $399,000 - Jason Burns

Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188

KUREELPA

Trevor Jones 0488 999 156

Sat 11-12PM - 72 Willandra Place - BUD2388

Tracey McAllansmith 0418 722 374

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JUST SOME OF OUR PROPERTIES SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER 15 Mooloolah Island, Minyama

112 Mooloolah Drive, Minyama

7 Neerim Drive, Mooloolaba

29 Neerim Drive, Mooloolaba

13 Melos Court, Kawana Island

9 St Vincents Court, Minyama

5 AnƟgua Court, Kawana Island

23 Pacific Boulevard, Pt Cartwright

16 Pacific Boulevard, Pt Cartwright

48 Oomoo Street, Buddina

25 Adaluma Avenue, Buddina

5 Mooloolah Island, Minyama

10 Birubi Street, Minyama

5 Adaluma Avenue, Buddina

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Address 72 Baanya Street Inspect Sat 11-11:45am & Thurs 5-5:30pm Auction Onsite Friday 22nd June at 4pm www.remax.com.au ID:R66348 Andy Camm 0458 666 670 RE/MAX Property Services 5438 5233

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P RO P E RT Y P R E V I E W S

Buderim entry buy

7 Sage Street, Buderim 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car $425,000 RealWay Buderim 5445 2777 Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219 Lauren McCarthy 0406 962 578

On a flat, 822-square metre block, this entry-level home is zoned mixed housing and features an open kitchen, dining and living area. The cottage-style property boasts plenty of yard space. www.mypropertypreview.com.au

Affordable in Bli Bli

11 Osprey Street, Bli Bli 3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car $399,000 Property Today 5444 2222 Karen Barker 0418 572 676

Suited to a tr tradesperson, adesperson, d this property has side access, a workshop and fruit trees. There are a practical kitchen with plenty of bench space and three living areas, all with access to the pool. Property ID P001yvik More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au

ROSEMOUNT – Private Acreage, Tennis Court, Pool • Absolute privacy and only 5 mins to town • Private North facing Ranch-style timber home • Open plan kitchen, dining and living areas • High ceilings, fireplace, wide North facing verandah • Shed, tennis court, 10x5m saltwater swimming pool • Town water, seasonal creek; 6263m2 • No road noise, no-through road, just the sounds of birdlife

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BUDERIM – Prime Land “On Top” Here you go!! 1750m2 of Buderim land “On Top” at a give away price!! Soil test provided, house plans available - what more could you want!! Genuine offload so you be the lucky buyers. The old saying “right place right time” ... Well best you go look ...

BUDERIM – Lose Yourself in Luxury Masterpiece “On Monks”… 966m2 block facing north, solar heated pool, 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 bay shed, vacumaid, air con, outside hot cold shower with Balinese style gazebo, granite bench top in well appointed gas kitchen, 3 living areas plus study or sitting room of master! Priced to Sell Come see today.

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BUDERIM – Sure to Impress Resort style living with that family feel ... 5 air-cons through the home, 2 large living areas, freshly repainted interior, inground pool, large outdoor deck entertaining area, well appointed kitchen with dishwasher, 774m2 block facing north, minutes drive to Beaches! A must see as value for money just oozes out here !!

Address 32 Martins Creek Road Inspect Go see for yourself! Price Mid $200K www.realtyexcellence.com.au Leigh Roberts and Amber Fox 0414 407 609 RE/MAX Realty Excellence 5476 7654

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A generous entertaining zone and breathtaking views greet visitors the moment they step through the door. The new owner can purchase the antique snooker table, but the media room, feature-packed bar and huge, stylish kitchen need nothing added. The home has four bedrooms, the master with grand ensuite, kitchenette and large office. A huge rooftop entertainment terrace, eight-car basement carpark, wine cellar, pools and pontoon are just a few of the many extras.

3 Oak Court, Minyama 4 bed, 6 bath, 8 car Auction by invitation Thursday June 28 Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Steve Turner 0412 679 488 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147

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FAST TRACK GUIDE – OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS HOUSES

ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 2 Kawana Street CALL TO VIEW 5 bed, 3.5 bath, 2 car, pool, views Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847

BUDERIM 20 Monks Crescent SATURDAY 11-11:45AM 966m², 5 beds, pool, $849K Leigh Roberts & Amber Fox 0414 407 609 115 Vise Road SATURDAY 1-1:30PM 3 bed, 12x9m shed, 3293m², offers over $420K Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 92 Lindsay Road SATURDAY 2-2:30PM On top, dual living, ½ acre, 36m frontage Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 4 Illawong Street CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car, views, pool Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 8 Thornbill Court CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool, $625K Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 5 Northwood Court CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool, offers over $500K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304 32 Martins Creek Road INSPECT ANY TIME 1750m² of land “on top” mid $200Ks Leigh Roberts & Amber Fox 0414 407 609 21 Bluebush Avenue CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, pool $497K Leigh Roberts & Amber Fox 0414 407 609

BURNSIDE 139 Perwillowen Road CALL TO VIEW 11 acres, creek, shed $359K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304 11 Moss Day Drive CALL TO VIEW New 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, $347K Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847

COES CREEK 19 Chiltern Court CALL TO VIEW 5 bed, 3 bath, i/g pool, 4 car, 2 kitchens Doug Ison 0418 761 404 204 Coes Creek Road CALL TO VIEW $495K neg, 6.7 acres dam, bore, land bank Doug Ison 0418 761 404

KIAMBA 363 English Road CALL TO VIEW 50 acres, jaw drop views, 4 bed cedar home Doug Ison 0418 761 404

KIELS MOUNTAIN 8 Old Kiels Mountain Road SATURDAY 12-12.45PM Character home on 1.5 acres from $510K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304 8 Mountridge Close SATURDAY 12-12.45PM 3 brm & study, 2 bath, pool, 3 car & shed Steve Perry 0418 711 955

KUREELPA 358 Nambour Mapleton Road SATURDAY 11-11.45AM Sea views, easy care 7 acres, bring offers! Doug Ison 0418 761 404

MOUNTAIN CREEK 4 Molakai Drive CALL TO VIEW 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, $429K Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847

NAMBOUR Lot 1 Lindsay Cct (off Erbacher Rd) CALL TO VIEW New 4 bed, 3 bath, timber floors, $429K Doug Ison 0418 761 404 10a Erbacher Road CALL TO VIEW New 3 bed, study, ensuite, deck, views $419K Doug Ison 0418 761 404 3A Laurel Avenue CALL TO VIEW 2 homes on 1¾ acres, rents for $560/week Doug Ison 0418 761 404

PALMWOODS 6 Roberts Street CALL TO VIEW Offers! 3 bed, 3 living, low-mid $300s Doug Ison 0418 761 404 150 Palmwoods-Montville Road CALL TO VIEW Former art gallery, 2.5 acres, $599,000 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 10 Rock Fig Court CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool, $525,000 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 29 Yellow Cedar Place CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 726m² block, $499,500 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 10 Kindal Court INSPECT ANY TIME LAND 975m² for new home at $265,000 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 195 Winston Road CALL TO VIEW Executive acreage, 5 bed, study, 3 bath Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 23 Petigrain Avenue CALL TO VIEW 5 bed, 3 bath, pool, guest wing, 879sqm Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 45 Old Orchard Drive CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, pool, leafy backdrop, 725sqm Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

PELICAN WATERS 35 Whitehaven Way SATURDAY 1-1:45PM 5 brm, 4 living areas, heated pool, solar Debbie Shellshear 0402 116 110

ROSEMOUNT 59 Pringle Road SATURDAY 1-1:45PM 1.5 acres, pool, tennis, $565,000 Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Lot 2, 106 Upper Rosemount Road SATURDAY 2-2:45PM Brand new 5 bed home on 2.5 acres Steve Perry “Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955

“Coolwater Place” 106 Upper Rosemount Rd SATURDAY 2-2:45PM Brand new acreage lots from $325,000 Steve Perry “Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955 41 Andreasens Road CALL TO VIEW ½ acre, 4 bed, 2 bath, offers from $400K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304

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UNITS NAMBOUR 45/70 Netherton Street CALL TO VIEW 2 bed, next to hospital, Qld Govt tenants Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

MUDJIMBA

149 Towen Mountain Road CALL TO VIEW Unit 10 / 151 Mudjimba Beach Road 3 bed+study, 2 bath, 2 car, pool, 9968m² $645K CALL TO VIEW Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car townhouse, $395,000 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

WEST WOOMBYE

463 Backall Range Road CALL TO VIEW 7 bed, 4 bath, 8 car, dual living, 4.05ha Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

WOOMBYE 11 Rainbow Court SATURDAY 12-12:45PM Buyers over $400,000 should inspect! Barbara Banks 0419 760 492 98 Diddillibah Road SATURDAY 1-1:45PM Executive 4 brm home & pool on 4992sqm Steve Perry 0418 711 955

WURTULLA 72 Baanya Street SAT 11-11:45AM & THUR 5-5:30PM Deceased estate, auction onsite 22nd June Andy Camm 0458 666 670

YANDINA CREEK 39 Auburn Court CALL TO VIEW Dual living, 7 bed, 3 bath, 2 kitchen, pool Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304 100 Whistler Ridge Drive CALL TO VIEW 1 acre, 4 bed, 2 bath, offers from $459K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304 127 Whistler Ridge Road CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, 5 car, 1.2 acre, views $545K Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847

Unit 24 / 151 Mudjimba Beach Road CALL TO VIEW 3 bed, 2 bath townhouse on canal $520,000 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

CONTACTS Amber Fox Andrew Kirby Andy Camm Barbara Banks Bob Denman Bridget Kraft Darren Rix Debbie Shellshear Doug Ison Eric Werne Graeme Hennell Jason Stock Karyn Gilmour Kim Beck Lee Sutherland Leigh Roberts Maree Baldwin Nick Burton Rob Whiting Roger Omdahl Steve G Pery Steve Perry

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ALEXANDRA HEADLAND

AUCTION

UNIT 22 / 4 BUDERIM AVENUE

Boasting Wonderful Views This beautifully presented 2 bedroom apartment enjoys an elevated outlook over Mooloolaba Bay and the ocean beyond. The spacious living area and master bedroom both open onto a generous balcony where you can sit , relax and soak up the views. This apartment (105m²) is larger than the average holiday apartment and presents beautifully with a lovely leather furniture package. On site facilities include a lovely heated pool and spa plus club room with covered BBQ area, gym equipment and games for the kids. Professional On-Site Managers ensure strong income through holiday rentals. With these views, a quality apartment and a committed seller you know you be buying well! Act today to take advantage of the Buyers Market! AUCTION Saturday 30th June on site at 12.30pm INSPECT Friday 12-12.30pm MOOLOOLABA 5444 0800 PAUL ANGELL 0438 468 378 WEB www.fnmooloolaba.com.au

MAROOCHYDORE APARTMENT 45 ‘AQUA VISTA’, 62-66 SIXTH AVENUE

AUCTION

We Want to Manage Your Rental Property It’s all about the numbers, in the last 30 days we have had

113 RENTAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS 19 RENTAL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED 13 RENTAL APPLICATIONS APPROVED

Elegant Cotton Tree Apartment, will be Excellent Buying! This spacious 9th floor apartment has amazing ocean and hinterland views and exudes quality and style through out. Located with in moments from Cosmopolitan cafes, restaurants, patrolled beaches and entertainment. • 2 generous size bedrooms, main with ensuite • Study nook perfect for computer area • Large open plan living and dining area • Generous sized balcony perfect for entertaining • Quality gourmet kitchen with stainless steel euro appliances • Secure double car accom • Resort pool, BBQ area and gymnasium. All buyers looking for value for money must enquire! AUCTION Saturday 16th June on site at 11am INSPECT Saturday 12.30-1pm MAROOCHYDORE 5479 6600 KIM BOURGOIS 0416 237 484 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/2047779

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BUDERIM 59 WILLIAM STREET

AUCTION

NAMBOUR UNITS 9, 10, 14, 19 - 14-18 BADE STREET

AUCTION

Developers Stock CLEARANCE! End of financial year sell off You will be extremely impressed with these ultra modern duplex styled Townhouses. No detail has been overlooked or expense spared when building this complex. Each unit is of a very high standard of finish and comes complete with quality fixtures and fittings, security system, dishwasher and remote double lockup garage. Each spacious courtyard is fully fenced with more than enough room for your family pet. All properties offer 3 Bed 2 bath 2 Car - NRAS certificates available for investors. AUCTION Saturday 30th June at 1pm INSPECT Saturday 2-2.30pm CAROLANS 5441 1344 ANDY SHARMA 0410 989 177 WEB www.carolans.net

Stunning English Manor overlooking the Ocean…..

PALMWOODS 16 PETIGRAIN AVENUE

Slice of Rural Paradise – Under the Hammer!

• First time offered for sale in 24 years • Situated on Buderims highest peak • 4 Bedrooms plus study, upstairs parents retreat • 888M2 of pristine English country gardens • Expansive entertaining deck upstairs • Saltwater rock pool and spa • 4 car accommodation, electronic gate • Modern kitchen with coastal views I invite you to inspect this stunning English Manor overlooking the ocean, all offers prior to Auction will be considered.

Come and judge for yourself. The “Old Orchard Estate” is well known as the premier location to reside in the beautiful township of Palmwoods. Located a short distance from the centre of town offering facilities such as: Shopping centres, schools, train station, sporting fields, local aquatic centre and of course the famous Palmwoods Hotel. This superb property is positioned right in middle of this leafy Old Orchard Estate. This magnificent home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double lockup garage.

AUCTION Sunday 1st July at 2pm INSPECT Sat & Sun 1-2pm CAROLANS 5441 1344 VANESSA BRUNTON 0467 448 850 WEB www.carolans.net

NAMBOUR 27 NETHERTON STREET

AUCTION Onsite Saturday 30th June at 11am INSPECT Saturday 1-1.30pm CAROLANS 5441 1344 ANDY SHARMA 0410 989 177 WEB www.carolans.net

$359,000

NAMBOUR 31 NETHERTON STREET

Classic Nambour Original

$399,000

Nambour’s Highest Returning Investment

This Classic Nambour original was built in an era when things were made to last and when families expected a huge backyard for the kids. Located walking distance to both private and public hospitals and positioned right in the heart of Nambour’s medical precinct. The land size 1733m² and is currently zoned “mixed housing” that offers huge potential for future development. Offering 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car. Recent rental returns of $340 p/w. All offers are welcome so book it in for Saturday.

Take a very close look at this high yield rental investment. Centrally located in Nambour’s medical precinct and walking distance to both the Private and Public Hospitals. These 3 units provide exceptional rental returns of $640 per week, making this property an outstanding long term investment. The primary land use is multi unit dwelling (flats) and is zoned mixed housing offering huge potential for the future. Circumstances have forced an immediate sale of this superb investment. Offer are very welcome.

INSPECT Saturday 12-12.30pm CAROLANS 5441 1344 STEPHEN COLASIMONE 0413 416 952 WEB www.carolans.net

INSPECT Saturday 11-11.30am CAROLANS 5441 1344 STEPHEN COLASIMONE 0413 416 952 WEB www.carolans.net

ALEXANDRA HEADLAND APARTMENT 35 “GRAND PALAIS” 188 ALEXANDRA PARADE

AUCTION

$245,000

NAMBOUR UNIT 20 / 14-18 BADE STREET

Affordable Apartment at Alex Heads

AUCTION

Impressive Standard of Living Under the Hammer!

• 1 bedroom apartment with ocean views • Good size living area • Air conditioning • Fully furnished • Circular Spa bath • Balcony facing the beach • Pool in complex • Restaurants, shops and beach at your door INSPECTION A MUST!

The new standard has been set very high with this modern duplex styled Townhouse. Located just minutes from the centre of town and is fast becoming the most desirable position to reside. Complete with quality fixtures and fittings, security system, dishwasher and remote double lockup garage. Designed for comfort and liveability offering a generously sized living area, separate formal dining, large laundry room, private courtyard, spacious balcony and lovely views. 3 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car. (Pet friendly complex). AUCTION Saturday 7th July at 11am INSPECT Saturday 1-1.30pm CAROLANS 5441 1344 STEPHEN COLASIMONE 0413 416 952 WEB www.carolans.net

INSPECT Saturday 10-10.30am MAROOCHYDORE 5409 9910 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/1495460

Beerwah - 5494 6444

Caloundra - 5438 2166

Mooloolaba - 5444 0800

Pacific Paradise - 5448 8088

Bribie Island - 3408 7000

Maroochydore - 5479 6600

Nambour - 5441 1344

Palmwoods - 5445 9666

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Buderim, 8 Dawes Drive

Defining Value $445,000 • Sought-after Timberdale Estate

• Open plan modern kitchen with plenty of storage

• Central location close to good schools

• Great outdoor covered entertaining area overlooking backyard

• 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk-in robe

• Double remote access garage, plenty of storage room, 603m2

• Two spacious living areas great space for growing families

• Motivated owners ready to meet the market

OPEN HOME: Saturday 12.00-12.30pm VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au PRICE: $445,000 AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 or 5478 2477

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Defining Waterfront Position • Elevated unit offers stretching canal views on both levels • Walk to pristine Mooloolaba Beach and vibrant cafe precinct • Excellent First Home owners buy or ideal investment prospect • Generous open planned combined living and dining area • Three spacious bedrooms main with ensuite • Unrivalled central convenience – enroute to public transport

OPEN HOME: By Appointment VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au PRICE: $385,000 AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 or 5478 2477

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Under Instructions to Sell by Public Auction • Located in popular school precinct • Ultra large living and dining areas • Ever inviting salt water inground swimming pool • A true covered outdoor entertaining area with room for all • 4 generous sized bedrooms master with ensuite • Boat or caravan covered parking area and double lock-up garage • All this on 771m2 prime real estate

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GOLDEN OLDIE It’s Yandina’s turn to host a trip from MPP. It’s here visitors will find affordable property in a town with a long history.

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he first rail town north of Nambour and the key access point for the beaches around Coolum, Yandina held on to its small country town vibe longer than those south of Nambour, which found themselves in the Brisbane commuter belt. The locality includes North Arm and Verrierdale in the north, across Mt Ninderry, Yandina Creek and Valdora to Coolum Creek and the Maroochy River in the east, and south to Kulangoor, taking in Wappa Falls. Cooloolabin is hidden in the bush to the west. Yandina is an old township. The first settlers arrived in 1853 and the town was established in 1870, with more residents arriving after the opening of the railway line in 1891. There was then little residential development until the 1960s, but even then it remained a small country town with a post office, pub, school of arts, railway station, school, bowls club, supermarket and a few other basic retail services, for another three decades. Even as the foothills and slopes of Mt Ninderry were turned over to prime residential estates and the Maroochy River acreages between

Yandina is a quiet and generally affordable family area, with plenty of residential opportunities

The Yandina district covers an area of almost 10,000 hectares the M1 and the Sunshine Motorway opened up, Yandina township held on to its roots. A large industrial estate, where the Ginger Factory was relocated when the streets of Buderim became too expensive, is at the eastern entrance to the town, which prospered after the opening of the Bruce Highway bypass. The Yandina district has a land area of 9704 hectares, much of it large tracts of former caneland and national park, and a

population of 0.55 people per hectare at the 2006 census. Yandina is a quiet and generally affordable family area, with plenty of residential opportunities from basic houses around town to mansions in the slopes to the east. In the west, the forests around Cooloolabin and Wappa still offer some isolation for anyone wanting to escape the rat race. The district has long since changed from Hicksville to Pleasantville.

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DOUBLE STOREY BRICK UNIT • One of three in complex • Very low body corporate • Walk to town

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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK

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OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS - SATURDAY

10.00 - 10.45am - 91 Nichols Road, Kiamba

• Single lock-up garage • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom • Internal staircase

Ian Black 0407 587 503

11.30 - 12.15pm - 28 Tembler, Place, Dulong Ian Black 0407 587 503

$180,000 NOW $170,000!!

11.00 - 11.45am - 6-8 Halifax Court, Woombye

Gary Langford 0412 348 533

Paula Grigg 0421 906 243

LAST BLOCK IN ESTATE

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

• Boutique estate at Coes Creek • Walk to local shopping centre • Flat land, ready to build • 5 minutes to Nambour

• Convenient to schools and hospital • Estate bounded by two creeks

$162,000 Gary Langford 0412 348 533

5 BEAUTIFUL ACRES • Hidden oasis in Coes Creek • Subdivision potential • Bounded by Petrie Creek • Small dam and fruit trees • Brick home ready for renovation • Very private setting

Great Buying at $565,000 Gary Langford 0412 348 533

12 ACRES – WALK TO NAMBOUR GENERAL HOSPITAL This is an outstanding acreage to enjoy absolute privacy or sub-divide now or in the future. The offering consists of two adjoining titles totalling 12 acres (4.9 hectares) with a lowset character homestead on one of the titles. Will sell as one or separate.

All offers considered Ian Black 0407 587 503

• Totally wheelchair friendly • 4 bedroom, ensuite, DLUG • Large north facing alfresco area • Rural views • 3rd toilet plumbed • Walk to shops Low to Mid $400,000’s Gary Langford 0412 348 533

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27/50 Aspland Street, Nambour 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Sunday June 24 @ 12pm Victor Realty 5476 0050 Craig Heppell 0400 180 515

Nambour home

Palmwoods home

This well-maintained townhouse has two spacious bedrooms plus a study or third bedroom. It also has an open-plan living area, modern kitchen, courtyard and lock-up garage plus carport.

In sought-after Old Orchard Estate and only a short walk from Palmwoods town, this four-bedroom home has a spacious tiled living area and a large, covered outdoor entertaining patio.

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“Properties For Your Lifestyle” WEST WOOMBYE 81 Parsons Knob Road

16 Petigrain Avenue, Palmwoods 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday June 30 @ 11am First National Carolans 5441 1344 Andy Sharma 0410 989 177

Property ID P001yvu8 More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au

Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street WOOMBYE

5442 1888

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On 725 square metres with a saltwater pool and entertainment area, this home has open-plan living and dining, an air-conditioned master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe, and ceiling fans. Outside are two sheds, a vegie garden and side access.

VALUE ACREAGE BUYING IN GREAT LOCATION .. NEEDS TLC • Highset home set on a private 1.17 acres, only minutes to Woombye – peace and privacy assured • Bedrooms are a great size with ample storage, the master is sunken with private ensuite • Large open plan kitchen/dining and huge formal lounge – all open onto large timber deck • The deck area overlooks the inground pool and takes in the gorgeous expansive views of the land and beyond

• Downstairs is a fantastic teenagers’ retreat opening onto paved outdoor area with access to the pool • … And for the man, 3-bay shed plus 2 carports providing plenty of storage, workshop and more! INSPECT: This Saturday 12.00-12.40pm AUCTION: ON SITE SATURDAY 16TH JUNE AT 2PM CONTACT: David Menck 0408 713 834

45 Old Orchard Drive, Palmwoods 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $479,000 RE/MAX Property Sales Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

Property ID P001yvkc More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au

Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 | Sarah White 0418 981 718 | David Menck 0408 713 834 | John Pyne 0418 710 209 | Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 www.riddellrealestate.com.au

RARE Cul-de-sac LAND and VIEWS

3 ACRES, LAKE & RENEWED FAMILY HOME

3 Bed + Office | 2 Bath | 4 Car

ORDERS to SELL THIS SUNDAY!

AUCTION NEXT WEEK

18 Rangers Road (Balmoral Ridge) MALENY

24 Attunga Court, WITTA (MALENY)

Sellers have overcommitted elsewhere and need to move this one FAST – don’t miss your chance to build amongst prestige homes in a coveted Eastside CUL-DE-SAC just 5 minutes from town. Bordered by the Obi Obi Creek Reserve and waiting for you to reinstate STUNNING VALLEY VIEWS. • Private driveway to cleared 1.5 acres on 4.47 acres • Secluded North facing site – sunshine in winter • 30 minutes to beaches, no building covenants

Why not enjoy fresh new-home benefits with old style solid cavity-brick perks – all tastefully modernised with clever creature comforts? No near neighbours! So celebrate with friends on the wide 7m deck overlooking your picturesque springfed lake and let the kids have a pony in the extra paddock. Garden and animal lovers can forget water shortages, and mates will be green when they see your latest shed and workshop space. VALUE wary buyers in search of quiet cul-desac security and a need for peace and personal space MUST NOT MISS IT!

AUCTION On-Site 10th June at 12 NOON

To SELL at AUCTION On-Site SUNDAY 17th June at 1pm

INSPECTIONS WELCOME – GATE OPEN

INSPECT: SAT & SUN 1.00-1.45PM

Contact Agent: Julie Reimers 0417 465 536

Contact Agent: Julie Reimers 0417 465 536

www.malenyrealestate.com/6112322

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‘Elysium’ OPEN FOR INSPECTION SAT, SUN, MON 2.00-3.00PM Discover the beauty and serenity of this magnificent 3.85 hectare private estate down one of the area’s finest streets and only minutes to Montville shops and cafés. “Elysium” features a beautifully renovated 1920’s Queenslander style home, polished hardwood flooring, large open living areas, log fire, fully screened including all verandahs, a stylish country kitchen with granite bench tops, quality appliances and ample storage space. There are three good size bedrooms, ensuite to main, separate office and plans available for a fourth bedroom. A unique and contemporary studio/gallery doubles as guest accommodation with ensuite, spacious kitchenette and includes a purpose built temperature controlled wine cellar. You and your friends will marvel at the well planned established gardens, mature shrubs and trees, two tranquil ponds, room to relax and enjoy the surrounds, there’s a sheltered vegetable garden, an orchard plus open lawn areas and views to the distant hills. One of the finest properties available, Elysium’s beautiful established country garden and expansive lawns would make an ideal wedding venue for those wishing to establish a business.

386 Western Avenue, Montville David Gamble 0419 720 575 www.malenyrealestate.com ID: 5476402

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classifieds Houses for Sale NAMBOUR 27/50 Aspland Street. Spacious, well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath townhouse. Open plan living area, modern kitchen, courtyard, lockup garage + carport. View Saturday 12.30-1pm. Victor Realty 5476 0050. 2/18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE

5442 1888

OPEN HOMES - Saturday NAMBOUR: 99 Carter Rd Sat 1.00-1.40 SURPRISE PACKAGE: $309,000 Immaculate 3 bedroom home, polished timber floors, 2nd bathroom, covered outdoor decks, single garage, workshop plus storage. Large yard. Yandina: 1 Nimbin Place Sat 11.00-11.40 Views to Mt Ninderry & set on 2.5 acres. Highset pole home set amongst private native gardens, 3 brms, 1 bath with dual entrance doubles as ensuite. Timber floors o/plan living & dining open to n/facing deck with views. Priced to Sell at $339,000 Woombye ... Views that will improve Your Day. Relax on the verandah and absorb the views with a cool drink. Entertaining is made easy… Good sized timber deck. The home is beautifully kept and has a genuine $379,000 character. Priced to sell at Woombye Sweetheart ... Executive Home 4 brms, 2 bath, 2 living, large modern kitchen, private outdoor living & landscaped gardens. Large lock up car accom. This home boasts quality and style throughout. Inspection will Impress. $495,000 6.77 Acres - Excellent Rural Address Fenced, 4 acre horse paddock, dam. 3 bedroom, basic brick home, 3 bay shed, views to the range, very private. Renovate & bring this home to life & live the acreage $529,000 lifestyle. Priced at Woombye: Architecturally Designed & Private. Near new home in the heart of Woombye. Adjoining large reserve,privacy is assured. Stylish home easy living set on a useable 997m2 block. DLUG, awesome $349,000 vege garden.

Auction 16th June 2012

Rentals

1 1 2 WARANA $290PW 2 bed, 1 bath, SLUG, covered outside area, quiet location. AVAIL NOW 1 1 3 BUDERIM $320PW 3 bed, 1 bath, SLUG, air-con, dishwasher, balcony. AVAIL 22/6/12 2 1 3 WARANA $350PW 3 bed, 1 bath, DLUG, covered outdoor area, close to the beach, pets on application. AVAIL 19/6/12 2 1 2 WARANA $355PW 2 bed, 1 bath, double carport, canal frontage, covered entertaining area. AVAIL 22/6/12 1 4 BUDDINA $360PW 4 bed, 1 bath, separate living areas, modern kitchen with dishwasher. AVAIL 19/7/12 2 1 3 WURTULLA $380PW 3 bed, 1 bath, double carport, lock up garage, air-conditioned, close to beach. AVAIL 7/6/12 1 2 3 WARANA $400PW 3 bed, 2 bath, SLUG, air-con, covered outdoor area, close to beach. AVAIL 4/6/12 1 2 4 WARANA $430PW 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, separate lounge/dining area, covered outdoor area, close to beach. AVAIL 29/6/12 1 2 3 WARANA $440PW 3 bed, 2 bath, renovated kitchen, one street from beach, big workshop shed, pool, pets on application. AVAIL NOW 2 2 4 WURTULLA $460PW 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, fully renovated, close to beach, side gate access. AVAIL 28/6/12 2 2 4 BOKARINA $470PW 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, pool, close to beach, shops & schools, covered outdoor area. AVAIL NOW 2 2 3 WARANA $490PW 3 bed, 2 bath, pool, air-con, dishwasher, close to beach. AVAIL 29/6/12 2 2 5 LITTLE MOUNTAIN $495PW 4 bed plus study, 2 bath, DLUG, 2 living areas, covered outdoor area. AVAIL 17/7/12

PH: 5437 8806

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81 Parsons Knob Rd - West Woombye 4 brms, i.g. pool, 1.17 acres, sheds

13/23-25 Primary School Court, Maroochydore 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $330,000 First National Maroochydore 5479 6600 Shane Purssell 0402 012 142

Sarah White 0418 981 718 John Pyne 0418 710 209 www.riddellrealestate.com.au

21 Kookaburra Crescent, Bokarina 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Offers over $499,000 Go Gecko Caloundra 5499 7859 Shane Strong 0431 635 339

Mountain Creek $320pw Recently renovated dble storey unit. 2 bdrms, 1 bthrm, single garage. Great position. Complex has private jetty and deep water access. AVAIL NOW

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108 Grand Parade, Kawana Island 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $499,000 Professionals Kawana 5437 8393 Edwin Limque 0419 713 388

Th This his beachside beach hsid ide family family home ho has b h been remodelled d ll d as-new and features multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces and quality fixtures and fittings. Outside are an entertaining area and bar with access to a private pool, and rear yard with side access and shed.

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This large large home home h has as two b d h ffront off the h bedrooms at the home and two at the rear, making it ideal for families with older children or relatives. Backing onto the river, the home has an entertainment area and media room on 465 square metres.

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Caboolture $310pw Near new 4 bdrm home, 2 bthrms, good sized yard backing onto park area, quiet location, DLUG. Not far from the motorway. AVAIL NOW Coolum Beach $310pw 2 brm unit, master bdrm with ensuite, 2 living areas, air con, SLUG, Swimming pool in complex. Opposite beach. AVAIL NOW

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Unit 14 ‘Leeward Apartments’ 1 Grenada Way, Parrearra 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $429,000 First National Mooloolaba 5444 0800 Jean Hamer 0419 034 500

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DEMO VW Golf 118TSI Hatch S/N V4616 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAS $44,118 NOW $34,888 DRIVEAWAY DEMO VW Jetta 118TSI S/N V4908. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAS $31,518 NOW $26,888 DRIVEAWAY NEW VW Beetle Miami Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAS $34,329 NOW $28,333 DRIVEAWAY DEMO VW Polo Diesel S/N V5023 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAS $28,803 NOW $23,333 DRIVEAWAY DEMO VW Tiguan 132TSI S/N V5166 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAS $41,337 NOW $37,888 DRIVEAWAY DEMO VW T5 132TDI Crewvan S/N V5029 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAS $51,925 NOW $43,888 DRIVEAWAY NEW VW Amarok Highline Dual Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAS $67,935 NOW $56,888 DRIVEAWAY NEW Subaru Liberty 3.6 Premium Sedan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAS $60,661 NOW $49,888 DRIVEAWAY NEW Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAS $42,286 NOW $36,888 DRIVEAWAY DEMO Subaru Forester XT Man S/N R5785 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAS $44,831 NOW $37,888 DRIVEAWAY

Cricks Maroochydore’s End of Financial Year Clearance is in if we didn’t do deals, come and see us today.

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NEW Subaru Outback 3.6 Premium .............................. WAS $62,416 NOW $48,888 DRIVEAWAY DEMO Subaru Impreza 2.0i Hatch S/N R6079 ............ ........ WAS $28,776 NOW $25,888 DRIVEAWAY NEW Subaru Forester Diesel ................................. ........ WAS $41,251 NOW $37,888 DRIVEAWAY DEMO Mitsubishi Lancer 30th Anniversary S/N M13836 ... WAS $29,564 NOW $24,888 DRIVEAWAY NEW Mitsubishi Lancer Colt VRX .................................. WAS $20,633 NOW $14,888 DRIVEAWAY NEW Mitsubishi ASX 30th Anniversary ......................... WAS $33,043 NOW $27,888 DRIVEAWAY DEMO Mitsubishi Lancer ES Sedan S/N M13794 ........ ........ WAS $28,996 NOW $22,888 DRIVEAWAY NEW Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R 4x4 Double Cab ............. WAS $54,108 NOW $43,888 DRIVEAWAY NEW Mitsubishi Triton GL One Tonne Ute.............. ........ WAS $26,504 NOW $19,888 DRIVEAWAY

full swing. We wouldn’t be the Coast’s biggest dealership We guarantee you will drive away happy. Volkswagon contact Jason 0405 146 294 Subaru contact Matt 0418 453 804 Mitsubishi contact James 0404 661 943 71.indd 1

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