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egular readers of my letter will know that shopping with my four-year-old is not an exercise I take lightly. Bookshops and women’s clothing stores are off the list. A visit to the newsagent works only if I am prepared to fork out decent cash on a magazine for him – he can’t yet read but that doesn’t stop him picking up every issue in the store and carefully examining the merits of the cheap plastic trinket that comes with each. A trip to the supermarket is tolerable if I promise him a Wiggles-endorsed snack from the baby aisle or Ben 10 spaghetti that he doesn’t eat anyway. But for some reason, a trip to a farmers’ market (touch wood) is an enjoyable experience for us both. While the staff at Myer are familiar with my child’s antics and there are plenty of store owners from the Plaza to Cotton Tree and down in Caloundra who have seen him chuck a

wobbly, the market stallholders are charmed by my son’s winning smile and patiently answer his barrage of questions. The younger Pearson helps me select appropriate vegies and happily samples the pineapple, and if things start to look shaky I can bribe him with a go on the jumping castle at Kawana or a cheap toy from the secondhand stall at Currimundi. But the good news is there are many other benefits to a farmers’ market, which Leigh Robshaw explores this week on page 8. One benefit is that fresh, local produce is often cheaper than the stuff sold in shops, and if you’re money conscious, you’ll love reading the writing of MWP’s newest contributor Noel Whittaker. His first column is on page 28. If your little ones are itching for things to do over the break, our school holiday fun guide on page 40 has heaps of ideas. Or you can take them to the markets – works for me!

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revolution is sweeping Australia, and it constitutes a fundamental change in the way we think about, and buy, our food. We are becoming more concerned about how our food is produced and as a result, farmers’ markets are shooting up like spring flowers to cater to an increasing demand for high-quality local produce. It seems like the rise of farmers’ markets has coincided with the rampant cooking show craze, with countless celebrity chefs reminding us the best flavours and nutritional content are found in the freshest produce. But interest in farmers’ markets has been growing steadily for more than 10 years – since the first modernday farmers’ market began trading in Victoria in 1999,

according to the national representative of the Australian Farmers’ Market Association, Jane Adams. “Australians are very concerned about the provenance of their food,” says Adams. “We respect our farmers and we want to support them. Also, it actually feels good to go to a farmers’ market; you’re shopping in the fresh air and meeting people in a casual way. It’s a much more convivial and educational way of shopping for your food.” A recent report released by Australia’s Minister for Agriculture, Joe Ludwig, showed farmers’ markets have become a vital and permanent link in Australia’s food chain. The report, Social and Economic Dimensions of Farmers Markets in Australia, is based on a 2011 survey of 72 market managers. It found 97 per cent of market M Y W EEK LY PREVIEW.C OM .A U

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managers reported long-term sustainability of their markets, with market numbers more than doubling between 2004 and 2011. A survey of 600 South-East Queensland residents and tourists undertaken by Dr Dawn Birch, from the University of the Sunshine Coast on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, found that shoppers are looking for products that are “authentic and original, traditional to the region, and a satisfying and fun shopping experience”. Regular market-goer Faye Larkan of Maleny, says she shops at farmers’ markets for the quality and variety of organic produce available, as well as the overall experience. “Walking around a farmers’ market on a nice sunny day is just wonderful,” says Larkan, who regularly shops at the Blackall Range Growers’ Market and Kawana Farmers’ Market. “I love the atmosphere – it’s very social. They’re also really good venues for quirky little cottage industries, special things you know you won’t get anywhere else. I remember distinctly meeting a lady at Kawana Farmers’ Markets one day, who made glutenfree cakes and fermented vinegars. Everything she made was so inspiring, and she used really interesting herbs and ingredients.” While community engagement is one of the main attractions, it’s quality and price that most people are seeking. Savvy market shoppers know produce bought direct from the grower lasts longer and the price is the same, if not cheaper, than buying from a supermarket. The added bonus is you can chat to the farmer about how the produce was grown, and there’s a feel-good factor in knowing your money is going straight into the pocket of the person who toiled over your apples or spinach. Farmers’ markets also encourage environmental sustainability, because the produce sold there has substantially fewer ‘food miles’ than that sold at large supermarkets. The Sunshine Coast has more than a dozen farmers’ markets, with new ones springing up regularly. One of the most popular is Noosa Farmers’ Market, launched by Shane Stanley with his partner Lisa in 2002. “Noosa Farmers’ Market has been extremely successful because Shane has stuck to his values of bringing the farmer to the market,” says Carem Faba, who assists Shane in running the market. “If you go back six months, after the flooding and cyclones, bananas were $12 a kilo at [the supermarket]. We had a grower down the road who wasn’t affected, selling them for $4 a kilo. We made a loud statement at the time: we can provide fresh produce for the local community at a good price.” Faba says Noosa Farmers’ Market encourages sellers who grow local or organic produce, as well as people who craft quality products that are particularly unique, like one stallholder who makes 50 different flavours of fairy floss, including coffee and pomegranate. According to the Australian Farmers’ MY W EEKLYPREVIE W. CO M . AU

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more than 160 farmers’ markets operating around Australia. A pivotal point in the movement came when The Bulletin ran a cover story called The Real Food Revolution in

2002. The first Australian farmers’ market conference was in

2003. Victoria is the only state or territory to have it’s own farmers’ market association. The Victorian Government has given a total of

$4 million over two governments to farmers’ markets to ensure their sustainability. Eumundi Markets turns over an estimated

$120 million a year and attracts around 20,000 visitors on a good day.

Market Association’s definition, a farmers’ market should allow only “farmers and food producers to sell farm-origin and associated value-added processed food products directly to customers”. However, there are reports of ‘resellers’ at some markets around the Coast trying to pass off fruit and vegetables purchased at Rocklea Markets as their own. Adams says, “It’s up to the market manager to set the rules and self-manage the degree of authenticity within the market.” Julie Shelton, founder of the Real Food Festival, held in Maleny in September, believes reselling isn’t a problem in itself, as long as there is total transparency and shoppers aren’t being duped. “Customers who shop at farmers’ markets are coming with different needs and expectations,” says Shelton. “For some it’s very price-driven, and for others it’s about qualities such as organic or local. I think the main issue is in clear labelling, so that people can then have the choice with what they’re buying, rather than there being a risk of deception, which is what’s happening at the moment.” Peter Homan, manager of Eumundi Markets, has introduced a rating system for stallholders to ascertain how closely they’re aligned with the market’s vision to have “the best art and craft and food market in Australia”. Eumundi Markets has been running for 33 years, and Homan says resellers are rare – about one in 100 – and those who slip through the cracks are quickly outed by the bona fide producers. He suggests shoppers question stallholders about how their products are grown or made if they’re unsure of their authenticity. While there are some definite drawbacks of shopping at farmers’ markets, such as bad weather or uneven ground, most shoppers believe they’re far outweighed by the benefits. “A grower can tell you whether they’ve used pesticides or fertilisers, they can tell you how to cook the food properly, all those things you don’t get from the checkout person at your local supermarket,” says Homan. “You also get freshness and a good price – the two things people are looking for.” The other drawback of farmers’ markets is that they’re usually held only on weekends, but Shelton and other ‘real food’ advocates hope to see farmers’ markets becoming a part of everyday life in the near future. “In Australia, we’re locked into this concept that farmers markets’ need to be on a Saturday or Sunday,” says Shelton. “In Europe that’s not the case. If you’ve got a farmers market happening in your town square on a Thursday, it makes it more accessible for restaurants, cafes and accommodation houses wanting to stock up before the busy weekend period.” With 69 per cent of markets reporting increased stallholder numbers and 64 per cent reporting increased shopper numbers, Australia may follow Europe’s lead sooner than we think.

Noosa Farmers’ Market Local and/or organic fresh produce, condiments and sauces, skincare products, nuts, herbs, fresh seafood, freshly baked bread, cheeses and handmade gourmet products. Sunday 7am–noon, AFL Grounds, Weyba Road, Noosaville, noosa farmersmarket.com.au. The Original Eumundi Markets Local and organic fresh produce, handmade gourmet food and beverage products, and a huge selection of clothing, jewellery and homewares. Wednesday 8am–1.30pm, Saturday 6.30am–1.30pm, Memorial Drive, Eumundi, eumundimarkets.com.au. Kawana Waters Farmers’ Market Organic fruit and vegetables, gourmet jams and condiments, handmade products, great coffee and family entertainment. Saturday 7am–noon, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina, beside Lake Kawana, kawanawaters farmersmarket.com.au. Big Pineapple Farmers’ Market Fine foods, fresh produce, a wonderful Chai Palace plus arts and crafts. Saturday 6.30am–noon, Nambour Connection Road, Woombye, bigpineapple.com.au. Fisherman’s Road Markets Community-run market with fresh fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, plants, books, massage and more. Sunday 6.30am–noon, Corner Fisherman’s Road and David Low Way, Maroochydore, www.mooloolabalions.com. Bulcock Street Markets Arts and crafts market with various stalls selling fresh produce and handmade treats. Sunday 8am–1pm, Bulcock Street, Caloundra, facebook.com/ marketsonbulcock

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WHO Not For Profit Community Groups WHAT Nambour RSL Community Fund Dinner WHERE Nambour RSL PHOTOS Lou O’Brien

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Some of the Sunshine Coast’s best-known blokes valiantly agreed to let themselves be raffled off, so that each table of ladies enjoyed the company of one or two of these brave males. Josh Sherwell, Ali Day, Mark Visser, Billy Moore, Ash Noffke, Dave the Big Cat Handler from Australia Zoo and a few more all lent their time. Ladies enjoyed a three-course meal and entertainment by Kelsie Rimmer from The Voice.

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CareFlight targeted by phone hackers Rescue helicopter service CareFlight Group has been attacked by phone hackers who ran up a $16,000 phone bill over the recent long weekend. The hackers gained access to CareFlight’s telephone account through the organisation’s voicemail system and made international phone calls totalling $16,000 over a 72-hour period. “This is the last thing you need as a community service that relies on donations for almost half of its funding,” says CareFlight chief executive Ashley van de Velde. “These callous criminals have affected the entire community we serve by creating such a cruel expense for our charity.” The group’s helicopter service, RACQ CareFlight, goes to the aid of more than 450 people every year with each mission costing in excess of $12,000. AAP

Victorian patients dying of thirst, hunger People are dying in Victorian hospitals from hunger and thirst at a rate of three deaths a week, a report has revealed. In 2011, 83 patients died directly of dehydration and 48 died directly of malnutrition, The Herald Sun reports. Hunger and thirst played a role in a further 27 deaths last year, according to figures obtained under Freedom of Information. Over the past seven years, there have been at least at least 722 deaths in Victorian hospitals in which hunger and thirst have been at least partly to blame, the newspaper says. The figures don’t include patients who were dehydrated or malnourished but died of another cause. AAP

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Paris police have recovered a $380,000 watch stolen from Rafael Nadal at the hotel where he stayed during the French Open, and arrested a hotel employee. Police tracked down the alleged thief, a hotel barman, on Tuesday after tracing his hotel access badge, which was used to get into the suite in which Nadal stayed with his parents during the championship. He confessed to having entered Nadal’s suite and taken the luxury watch, and brought police to the spot where he had hidden it along a railway track near his home in the Essonne area south of Paris, police say. “The French police have done good work,” Nadal says, adding he was “very happy” the watch had been found and praising the hotel despite the incident AFP

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Police investigate Big Pineapple sabotage Police were this week investigating a possible act of sabotage at the Big Pineapple. The Woombye attraction is being restored after it went into receivership in 2009 and closed down. Its plantation train ride was due to reopen on Saturday when staff discovered carefully laid grease on the tracks. In a statement, general manager Brendan Weatherill said security would be stepped up in the wake of incident. “Public safety is always our chief concern, and as such, when we did the final safety inspection at 8.30am in readiness for the 9.30am train ride we were horrified to find grease and non-petroleumbased oil had been applied to the track at the critical point below the steepest gradient,” he said. “It has taken many months to re-commission the train so we won’t be stopped now,” Weatherill added.

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Nambour RSL gives $57,000 in funding Almost 20 Coast not-for-profit groups have received a share of $57,000 as part of the fourth annual Nambour RSL Club Community Benefits Grant Fund dinner, held last Thursday. Nambour Little Athletics Centre was one volunteer group to receive a helping hand. The group received $3127 to help cover the cost of sports uniforms, trophies for athletes and to establish a new club website. Centre secretary/treasurer Maree Angus says little athletics is run by a group of volunteers and is in need of funding. “The grant will allow us to keep our registration fees low so we can provide a low cost sporting option for families,’’ she says. “During the past five years the club has given more than $1.3 million in community support through our overall contribution programs and we want to continue to grow that figure,’’ says RSL Services and Citizens Club Nambour general manager Suzanne Long.

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BN Co boss Mike Quigley says momentum on the national broadband network is building despite the delays and setbacks in delivering on the government’s $36 billion project. NBN Co has the task of delivering fibre-optic broadband cable to 93 per cent of homes, schools and businesses across Australia by 2021, with the rest to be provided by fixed wireless and satellite services. Quigley says NBN Co is “daily gaining momentum” in its build. Changes to the assumptions in the initial corporate plan released in December 2010, due to several factors, were “not surprising”, he says. These included the assumption about when the deal would be completed with Telstra, how NBN Co would implement the competition watchdog’s decision on points-of-interconnect, how to execute the government’s policy for new housing estates which was not finalised at that time and other policy matters. He says much work had been done by the company since December 2010. “So that we are now in a position to finalise an updated corporate plan, and

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According to the Federal Government’s National Digital Economy Strategy there are many reasons why a broadband scheme linking the entire nation is so important. These include:

NECTED submit it to government following board approval by the end of May,” Quigley told the budget estimates hearing in Canberra on Thursday. He says the new corporate plan would incorporate all of the policy decisions over the past 18 months, which would be consistent with NBN Co’s 12-month and three-year rollout schedules released in February and March. Connections on NBN’s three technologies – optic fibre, fixed wireless and satellite – had increased to about 11,000 from 5500 in February, Quigley says. Work had begun in areas with about 318,000 premises also, he says. There were more than 7300 activated services on the interim satellite services, with the long-term satellite project progressing well ahead of the launch in 2015. The company’s fixed wireless service was running a completed trial in Armidale, Quigley says. “This is a significant milestone for us because it means that for the first time all three delivery technologies – fibre, satellite and fixed wireless – are now in operation.” Quigley says the highest share of NBN fibre broadband connections, 37 per cent, was for the fastest speed of 100 megabits per second (Mbps) download/40 Mbps upload. He says only 18 per cent of active services on NBN Co’s fibre network was for its entry-level speed tier of 12 Mbps download/one Mbps upload. For 25/5 Mbps it was 35 per cent and 10 per cent for 50/20 Mbps. “The data for April shows this trend is even stronger, with almost 50 per cent of new active services being on the highest speed tier,” he says. A challenge for NBN Co’s planners was the

• Australian households that connect to broadband have better access to businesses, health and education services and job opportunities. • Businesses, particularly small businesses, and non-profit groups benefit from access to a global marketplace.

accuracy of existing address files as it impacts on nearly every aspect, from planning and designing the network, to building it and ultimately operating it, Quigley adds. The data inaccuracy meant NBN Co had to direct its contractors to walk down every street in every file to verify addresses. “This is time consuming, costly and itself prone to error,” Quigley says. AAP

• An economy powered by broadband leads to better environmental sustainability by encouraging efficient use of energy and water, transport and infrastructure. • As the population ages, this places more stress on the healthcare system. The strategy states: “A recent report analysed the potential impacts of telehealth under the NBN and identified a range of benefits from telehealth for healthcare services, medical effectiveness, decreased travel and increased employment. Based on previous studies in the US and Australia, the report estimated that the ongoing benefits to Australia from wide-scale implementation of telehealth may be between $2 billion and $4 billion a year.”

WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE COAST According to the website Sunshine Coast Broadband Today, the Sunshine Coast region has full satellite coverage and “the NBN in New Developments will be installed in many new locations over the course of 2012”. The website says fixed wireless will be rolled out across the nation by mid 2015. Locally, Connecting the Coast is a communications platform for the Maroochy Clever Networks and Noosa Clever Networks Projects. The website reports that “the project facilitated the development of enhanced telecommunications infrastructure across the Sunshine Coast region”. “The capital construction works above are all now completed and the network is operational. Connecting the Coast is supported by $4.75 million of funding from the Australian Government under the Clever Networks ISD program, and $7.5 million from regional partners the Sunshine Coast Council, the University of the Sunshine Coast, Allegro Networks and Mach Technology.” For more information on local initiatives and NBN news head to sunshinecoast.broadbandtoday.com.au.

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$5 Million plus Stock Rod Russell – 0409 931 600 The Fruit Shed, Warana is an iconic business, established for over 30 years, in the same high profile Nicklin Way location. Renowned for its quality fruit and vegetables, The Fruit Shed also offers a wide range of grocery items that make it the one stop shop for locals in the fast growing Kawana area. A major refit of the shop has recently been completed including new air-conditioning, shelving and cash registers. The busy centre has great exposure, easy parking and provides the most convenient shopping for the thousands of residents of Warana, Kawana Island and Brightwater. With the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital site nearby, and a range of other major projects underway, The Fruit Shed is perfectly positioned for future growth. Current sales of approximately $60,000 per week and operating under full management with high returns. Position, Profits and Potential, The Fruit Shed has it all.

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contributions lose just 15 per cent, whereas money taken in hand will probably lose at least 31.5 per cent. Provided lack of access is not a problem for you, superannuation is the perfect place to invest an end-of-year bonus. If you are a higher income earner, or are salary sacrificing now, make it a priority to check your level of contributions as soon as possible. The maximum deductible contributions are $25,000 a year for those under 50, and $50,000 a year for people 50 and over. These include the employer compulsory nine per cent. Take advice about what to do after June 30 when the maximum deductible contribution reduces to $25,000 for everybody – you may need to rethink your current salary sacrifice arrangements. Nobody likes paying capital gains tax, but it’s important to understand that the relevant date is the date the sales contract is signed. Deferring signing a contract until after June 30 will give you an extra year’s use of the money you owe the tax man. If you are retiring, it may also mean you pay at a lower rate if you will be in a lower tax bracket. Another strategy is to sell assets that will trigger a capital loss in the same year as you

make the capital profit – the losses will reduce the CGT as they can be offset against the gains. Even if this means selling shares you believe have strong potential, there is nothing to stop you selling them prior to June 30 and then buying other shares when you are ready. If you are eligible to contribute to super but don’t have an employer making contributions for you, you could also reduce CGT by making a tax deductible contribution. CASE STUDY: A couple is retired, and in their early 60s, which makes them eligible to contribute to super and also claim a tax deduction. They sell an investment which triggers a $200,000 capital gain, which will drop to $100,000 when the 50 per cent discount is allowed for. CGT will be calculated by adding $50,000 to the taxable income of both. They could each contribute $200,000 to super and apportion it $50,000 concessional and $150,000 non-concessional. This would create a tax deduction of $50,000 each, which would wipe out the capital gain. The only tax is the 15 per cent on the $100,000 concessional contribution. June 30 this year falls on a Saturday – this is another reason to take action as soon as possible.

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APP HELPS ROMANTICALLY INDECISIVE Relationships have their ups and downs, but at what point do the downs make the relationship more trouble than it’s worth? For American Sarah Gray, the answer lay in a graph. As she grappled several years ago to determine whether there was more good or bad in her longdistance romance with her college sweetheart, the computer programmer created a web tool to track her constantly shifting feelings. Twice a day for six weeks she ranked how happy she was with her boyfriend and wrote explanatory diary entries. At the end, the graph showed she was happy just 39 per cent of the time, and spent the rest feeling neutral or unhappy. Reviewing the diary entries, she realised it wasn’t the distance but fundamental aspects of his personality that rubbed her the wrong way. To help other men and women in murky relationships see the forest through the trees, in March, Gray launched the Should I Break Up With My Boyfriend? iPhone app (shouldibreakupwithmyboyfriend. com). The app sends you a reminder at the same time every day to rate

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I can tell you from first-hand experience how community spirited the winemakers are, and how good their wines have becomem ne permanent display of sculptures that are scattered throughout its vineyard and vegetable gardens, before sitting down to enjoy lunch in their rammed earth and glass restaurant. And of course, there are the wines – not just from the Montalto stable, but from across the peninsula, all carefully selected for inclusion on the wine list by co-owner John Mitchell, who together

with wife Wendy, established the iconic foodies’ destination a little over a decade ago. If travelling a bit over an hour out of Melbourne is too far for you to go this weekend, you can always bring the Mornington Peninsula to you, as all of the cellar doors will happily pack and post their wines to you, anywhere in Australia. Many of the wines, however, will also be available in your local bottle shop. The signature wine of the region is unquestionably the pinot noir, which is generally medium bodied, shows cherried flavours, balanced acidity and fine but supporting tannins. Some of the best I tried came from Ten Minutes by Tractor, Port Phillip Estate (which is an ultra-impressive winery and restaurant, if you get a chance to visit), T’gallant, Yabby Lake Vineyard and Eldridge Estate (which sells mainly through its cellar door and members mailing list). With all of its attractions, events, scenery and galleries, the Mornington Peninsula is not just for wine buffs and bons vivants – it’s a worthy destination for your next weekend getaway. Note: The author paid for all of his expenses and received no inducements or payments from any of the commercial producers mentioned in this article.

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PLENTY OF BANG FOR YOUR BEER BUCK PREVIEW Hot 91.1 FM breakfast host Todd Widdicombe gives his opinion on the best brews of the week. So a bear walks into a bar and orders a schooner of beer. The bartender pours a frothy chop and says, “That’ll be $7.50 thanks chief.” The bear pays up and as the barman closes the till he says, “Hope you don’t mind me saying this pal, but we don’t get many bears in here.” To which the bear replies, “Well at seven-fiddy a beer. I’m not surprised!” Fair call I reckon, coz these days the price of a coupla quiet ones and a half-dozen loud ones at your local has become a fullblown raid on the hip pocket. That’s why it’s essential to get bang for ya buck I reckon.

Sure, beer is man’s worst enemy, but then again the Bible says to love your enemy, and there’s nothing more powerful than divine intervention when it comes to a brew. Therefore, it’s with great pleasure that I introduce you to a gift from the beer gods – Holgate Mt Macedon Ale. This is one seriously ace-tasting beverage from a little town called Woodend in Victoria, famous for the hanging rock from the 1970s movie. The Holgate Mt Macedon Ale is a bonza full-flavoured pale ale, brewed using Vienna malt and Yankee hops. It pours an amazing golden honey colour with a light,

citrusy aroma and a hint of caramel to boot. The brewer was clearly working it like the rent’s due tomorrow to create what can best be described as pure drinking pleasure. It’s a warm and inviting drop, perfect for our current cold weather. Having said that, I can see myself drinking a lazy half dozen at over Christmas lunch too! The Holgate Mt Macedon Ale fully lives up to its lively slogan: ‘real beer, no bull’. It isn’t cheap for a half dozen, but I guarantee you’ll get plenty of bang for ya buck! She’s a ripper and I easily give this little number four and a half thumbs up out of five.

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COAST PERFORMANCE FOR AUSTRALIAN GIRLS CHOIR Where: Nambour Civic Centre When: Monday, July 9, noon Tickets: Free, but bookings essential on 5475 7777 Nambour Civic Centre will host a free performance by the Australian Girls Choir, whose angelic voices have been heard at performances in Australia and overseas. Their list of admirers includes Queen Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela as well as Oprah Winfrey, when they performed at her live show held at the Sydney Opera House.

he Audrey’s ‘duo’ tour stops at the Woombye Pub in June. The tour, which marks the release of their recent album, Collected, is an intimate event showing at hand-picked venues. Taasha and Tristan will play songs from three ARIA-winning albums, plus some new material. The Audreys have earned their place at the forefront of the alternative country/roots genre with their 2006 debut Between Last Night and Us, which quickly

claimed gold-certified status. Some of their best-known albums include When the Flood Comes, which proved popular among critics, having appeared in some of most highly regarded album polls of the year, including Rolling Stone’s Top 50 albums of 2008. Their third track, Sometimes The Stars, debuted at number 28 on the national ARIA charts and number two on the national Blues & Roots Chart when released in Australia in October 2010.

LIVES COLLIDE IN BOY GIRL WALL Where: Nambour Civic Centre When: June 30, 7.30pm Tickets: Adults $39; concession $34; groups 8+ $34; student $20; season subscribers $30 Boy Girl Wall tells the story of Thom and Alethea, two neighbours, trying desperately to keep their lives from falling apart. This production by The Escapists has enjoyed sell-out seasons across the country. Using chalk, sock puppets, and an overhead projector, Lucas Stibbard’s captivating performance is sure to delight audiences.

Winter Wonderland Novotel Twin Waters Resort invites you to join us for an evening of cool elegance, fine dining and live music at Lily’s on the Lagoon. Experience a beautiful 5 course menu designed by our Executive Chef, with matched wines from Te Mata Estate Winery. Enjoy the fabulous outlook from Lily’s on the Lagoon as you are guided through a night of perfectly matched food and wine.

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Stuck for things to keep the kids entertained during the holidays? MWP has done the hard work for you with activities and events from Alex to Yandina.

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Suncity Bowl 8 Mari Street, Alexandra Headland. Phone 5443 2580

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Bowling is a great indoor activity when the weather turns cold. Suncity Bowl at Alex is open seven

days from 9am until 9.30pm, with helpful ramps available for little children and bumpers for under-12s. On Friday and Saturday nights the lights are turned down and the music is turned up for great

fun and prizes. There are arcade games and some great food and drink upgrades. Bookings are recommended, particularly on cold or wet days. suncitytenpin.com.au Continues over page >>

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The Woods Skatepark 10/10 Capital Place, Birtinya. Phone 5306 1902. Don’t let the kids be bored rain, hail or shine these holidays – let them try out their latest tricks and jumps at the newly opened The Woods indoor skatepark. With state-of-theart timber skate ramps direct from the US, kids and adults can skate in air-conditioned comfort seven days a week. The skatepark caters for all ages, with under-10s and open sessions available. Coaching is also available in one-on-one or group sessions for those who want to improve their skills. The skatepark is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 8pm. The cost is $20 per session (kids under 10 are $8 and parents must stay with children) or you can save by buying a ten-visit pass for $150. All participants under the age of 18 must have their own parent sign a waiver for them on site, and bikes, roller skates, in-line skates and Ripsticks are not permitted at any time. Scooters are only permitted during open sessions. boardstorepark.com

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McMartins Strawberry Farm End of Sports Road (next to the wetlands), Bli Bli. Phone 5448 4912. Family owned and operated since

1945, McMartins Strawberry Farm and cafe is in a beautiful and peaceful rural setting ideal for a family day out. Enjoy quality time together as you pick your own strawberries to eat now or take home and enjoy later. Treat the kids to award-winning homemade ice creams and relax with a coffee and toasted sandwich or Devonshire tea on the undercover deck while they amuse themselves in the children’s play area. Strawberries are available to buy already picked in the gift shop and there are also a selection of beautiful homemade jams, farm fresh vegetables and tubs of ice cream to take home. McMartins Farm and cafe is open every day days 8.30 to 4.30pm until mid October. Buses and group bookings are welcome.

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Stockland Shopping Centre 47 Bowman Road, Caloundra. Phone 5491 3488. There will be plenty of free school holiday fun at Stockland Caloundra. Bring the kids along and they can get creative and decorate their very own grassy head, which they can then take home to nurture and grow their own little decorative garden. The Grassy Heads activity will run from 10am to 2pm daily. Parents can shop and stop for a coffee while the kids are entertained creating their own masterpiece.

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Lake Kawana Community Centre 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. Phone 5413 1400. Developed in consultation with five different Aboriginal communities, I, Bunyip is a rare chance to meet very real characters from Australia’s oldest stories with one of the country’s most exciting performing arts companies. Children and adults will be introduced to authentic stories passed down in indigenous communities for hundreds of years through a unique performance of puppets, visual effects and multimedia, that takes audiences deep inside the mysterious heart of Australian imaginings. Sunshine Coast Council, in conjunction with Erth Visual & Physical Inc, will present two performances at Lake

Kawana Community Centre on July 3 at 1.30 and 6.30pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children or $60 for a group of four (minimum of two children). Tickets can be purchased in advance over the phone, online or by visiting the box office. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day.

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Maroochy RSL Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore. Phone 5443 2211.

The Maroochy RSL Club will host A Night at the Zoo kids dress-up party during the school holidays to complement the venueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facilities and events. The key feature of the June 23 party will be a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disco, set to the live music of one of South-East Queenslandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best cover acts The Zookeepers. There will also be party games, prizes for best dressed, face painting and a balloon artist working his magic for the young crowd. Different activities also run throughout the holiday period in Mystery Island. maroochyrsl.com.au

Sunshine Plaza Horton Parade, Maroochydore. Phone 5443 4133. The Happy Feet Two â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Time to Tap Interactive Experience is a 30-minute taste of the world of tap dancing, made famous by Mumbles and Gloria in the muchloved movie. The show includes music, movement, tapping and audience participation with two special friends of the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite characters, Buddy and Coach. The show runs from June 25 to 29 at 11am and 1pm daily on the Riverwalk Stage. From July 2 to 6 kids can join in the Happy Feet Two craft activity from 11am to 2pm daily. Kids can also meet Tweety Bird on the Riverwalk Stage on July 3 at 9am, 10am and 11am, have their faces painted and receive a novelty balloon. sunshineplaza.com Continues over page >> &KHFNRXW

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Top Shots Fun Park Corner Maroochydore Road and Allora Drive, Maroochydore. Phone 5452 7007

visitors pay for their activities on the day. topshotsfunpark.com.au

Open daily from 10am to 5pm and late on weekends, Top Shots has something for everyone to enjoy. Its newest arrival, the Extreme Cannonball Blaster, is the first of its kind in Australia. Battling it out inside a containment dome, players blast each other with soft foam balls from up to six metres away while reverse-vacuum technology creates a constant airflow so the cannons can continually fire when loaded. The attraction joins other drawcards such as two 18-hole mini golf courses, extreme trampoline, an indoor rock climbing wall, blaster boats, the latest arcade games and a fast food cafe. Entry is free and

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The Wharf Mooloolaba Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, Phone 5444 8088. Children will love the friendly goats, fluffy chickens and cute lambs at the Animal Farm from June 28 to July 4, from 10am to 2pm daily. The Wharf is a great place to have lunch or treat the kids to an ice cream or fudge before heading off on the next adventure. Visit the booking office for information on the latest tours including Mooloolaba Canal Cruises, Sunset Cruises and Whale Watching. wharfmooloolaba.com.au

Underwater World Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. Phone 5458 6280. Make a splash with a seal family in the Seal Swim experience, or just kick back and let the Underwater World seal-ly crew entertain you in the Seal Show, held four times daily. There are 16 fun and interactive animal talks and

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Whale One Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. Phone 1300 942 531. Come with Whale One to see the gentle giants of the ocean at play, as they migrate to the warmer waters of the Whitsundays. Aboard Whale One you may see these majestic animals ‘breach’, as they show off by jumping out of the water. When Continues over page >>

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Pick your own strawberries or buy from the stall Awarded QLD Champion ice-cream 2012 re Devonshire tea, jams, souvenirs & much more Children’s stress free birthday parties Groups welcome Undercover cafe deck McMartin’s Strawberry Farm & Strawberry Lane Ice Creamery End of Sports Rd, Bli Bli (nxt to Maroochy Wetlands) P: 5448 4912

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they come alongside the vessel they ‘spy hop’, poking their heads out to look at the passengers. Sea turtles, dolphins and sea birds are often sighted during the cruises, which depart daily from mid June to mid November. For a great holiday double, each whale watch booked also receives a free sunset cruise. whaleone.com.au

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Aussie World 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview. Phone 5494 5444. Don’t let the winter chill keep you indoors – head to Aussie World and get the adrenaline pumping on the Redback, warm up by climbing to the top of the Giant Slide or spin out on the Octopus. When you need cooling down hit the new

yandina water ride Plunge. Admission is $29 per person, $99 for a family of four or $119 for a family of five, and includes unlimited rides and games of mini golf all day. Aussie World is next to the famous Ettamogah Pub and gates open at 9am, with rides starting at 10am. aussieworld.com.au

Ginger Factory 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina. Phone 5446 7100 Along with free entry, families visiting the Ginger Factory during the school holidays will be in for a treat with special ‘Super Saver’ deals running daily, including hourly ‘buy one get one free’ offers ranging from

free scoops of homemade ice cream, free rides on Overboard and the Ginger Train or free admission into the live bee shows with every ticket purchased. The Ginger Shop is also offering two for one deals on its one-kilogram crystallised ginger packs. Visitors can download the special ‘Super Saver’ coupons from the Ginger Factory’s website and present them to staff on the day to redeem their offers. gingerfactory.com.au

I like free time with the kids, but love free activities. FREE FREESchool School Holidays Activities Holidays Activities Grassy Heads workshop

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MAKE/MODEL BMW X3 DETAILS Five-door, five-seat premium mid-sized SUV with choice of four and six-cylinder turbo diesel or six-cylinder, twin-turbo petrol engines; eightspeed automatic transmission.

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e’ve always had a difficult relationship, the BMW X3 and I. Right from the outset, we just never hit it off. Perhaps it was partly because I was so fond of its big brother, the X5. Oh, sure there were times when we tried to make it work. Every couple of years, BMW would insist the X3 has changed – and I’d agree to give it another go. Every time, though, it seemed to end in disappointment. There were new engines – even a more luxurious interior at one stage – but the same old arguments always seemed to

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crop up. Its gangly looks. Its choppy ride. Its in-between size. Now, the siren call of the X3 has come haunting me again. Only this time, I really think we can make it work. The all-new BMW X3 is here. And I’m ready to try again. Amazingly, it seems as if BMW has listened, and responded. Where it once looked awkward and out of whack, it’s now in perfect proportion. It looks like a shrunken-down version of the X5, which by any measure has always been one of the great-looking SUV designs. The new X3 has addressed the

lacklustre interior which also plagued the previous model. The original X3 looked downright cheap, and never quite reached the standards we expect of BMW. The new car does, without question. From the soft-touch surfaces to the smart-looking colour 6.5 inch iDrive screen, standard on all models and including satellite navigation and reversing camera, the X3 is a massive step forward. The new car, with its longer, wider wheelbase and revised suspension, feels very settled on the road. We tested the continued over >

TECH STUFF xDRIVE28i (as tested) 3-litre in-line six-cylinder with twin sequential turbochargers produces 190kW, 310Nm, 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds; xDrive20d four-cylinder, two-litre turbo-diesel produces 135kW, 380Nm; 0-100km/h in 8.5 seconds; sDrive30d six-cylinder, 3-litre turbodiesel produces 190kW, 560Nm; 0-100km/h in 6.2 seconds. All models use eight-speed automatic transmission with manual option. THIRST 5.6l/100km (xDrive20d); 9l/100km (xDrive28i); 6l/100km (xDrive30d). VERDICT BMW’s former ugly duckling is now a beautiful swan. BOTTOM LINE xDrive20d from $62,200; xDrive28i from $71,900; xDrive30d from $74,900.

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seriously by implementing certain environmental management practices. Among the Volt dealers confirmed, 18 will be in Victoria, 11 in NSW, nine in Queensland, seven in Western Australia and four in South Australia. AAP

Safety ranks highly across new releases Mazda’s CX-5, the Honda Civic Hatch and BMW’s 3 Series have all gained the maximum five-star safety ratings. The all-wheel drive variant of the new XUV500 SUV by Mahindra clocked a four-star result with side curtain airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard features. ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs and the Australian Government.

New Holden workhorse on sale Holden has launched its new generation Colorado. The 2012 Colorado gains a new range of engines, revised looks and a 3.5-tonne towing capability. Holden says its engineers and designers contributed significantly to the vehicle’s global development program. The model line-up includes the DX Single Cab 4x2 to the range-topping LTZ 4x4 Crew Cab featuring sports bar, side steps and 17-inch alloy wheels standard. Holden says the new 2.8-litre, when paired with the optional six-speed automatic transmission, produces 10 per cent more power and 40 per cent more torque than the outgoing 3.0 litre diesel powertrain.

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average. The chassis has also been tweaked, resulting in an even better ride and even sharper handling. While the wheelbase remains unchanged, there is extra leg-room for second and third-row passengers. On the safety front, the Odyssey now gets Dynamic Stability Control as standard, and driver vision has also been improved. The new Odyssey is quicker, smoother, roomier and safer, so what’s

not to like? Well, the jury’s out on the nd revised styling, and n we were less than impressed with the interior. The sweeping, space-age design of the dash on the previous model has been replaced by a less attractive and less user-friendly arrangement. That’s been mitigated somewhat by the addition of a touch-screen at

the top of the centre stack. It houses satellite navigation and also doubles as a reversing camera. On the positive side, the instrument panel has been upgraded with the addition of a digital trip computer. The standard model we tested can now be had for a very affordable $37,100. If you want the leather, sunroof and extra electricals of the luxury model you’ll be paying about an extra 10 grand on top of that. Unfortunately, our family has now grown to the point where we no longer need people-mover-style transport. Otherwise this new Odyssey would certainly still be on our shopping list. MAKE/MODEL HONDA ODYSSEY BOTTOM LINE From $37,100 plus on-road costs.

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VOLVO THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX WORDS Peter Atkinson VOLVO station wagon. Are there three less exciting words in the English language? Three words that conjure up images of boxes, on top of boxes. OK, so Volvo has moved on a bit since the days of those squared off load-luggers of the ’70s and ’80s. But Volvo wagons have never exactly set the pulse racing. However, the Swedish marque’s new V60 wagon is a genuine head-

turner – every bit as pretty retty as its sibling S60 sedan that most agree is the best-looking car Volvo’s ever built. The V60 is a treat to drive. A new diesel engine, a new turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine and a healthy dose of extra standard equipment have pushed the S60 and V60 models towards the top of the European value-for-money stakes, with both now offering standard fare such as Volvo’s City Safety system.

There’s also a powered driver’s seat, rain sensing wipers, a seven-inch colour display screen as part of a high-end multimedia package, plus all the safety goodies you’d expect in a Volvo. We tested the S60 in entry-level T4 petrol spec, fitted with an engine that’s destined to create quite a stir in the Australian car market (soon to be used in the Aussie Ford Falcon). From just 1.6 litres of capacity, the T4 delivers 132 kilowatts, and coupled to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, it feels beefier than its tiny size would suggest. The benefit of the 1.6-litre engine comes at the petrol pump, with fuel economy we’re used to seeing from a small car, rather than a roomy mid-sizer like the S60. Even more frugal is Volvo’s newest diesel engine, the D3, fitted to our V60 wagon test machine.

We found it even more impressive than the T4 petrol. The only issue was a slight lag in engine response. The S60 has previously impressed us with its ride and handling – and the wagon variant is equally well-mannered on the road. Leather trim, an eight-speaker audio with iPod and Bluetooth streaming are part of the standard V60 fare, along with Volvo’s always well thought-out, beautifully presented cabin ambiance. The two new engines complement two existing powerplant options in the V60 and S60 – a 177kW, two-litre petrol T5 and the flagship 224kW, three-litre turbo T6. That’s enough to give this sexy new Swede some real performance cred. MAKE/MODEL VOLVO V60 D3 AND S60 T4 BOTTOM LINE T4 sedan from $48,990, wagon from $51,990; D3 sedan from $54,990, wagon from $57,990.

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This one has turbo diesel motor, air con, power steering. 4x4 diesel utes are very hard to find in this condition and in this price range. Be quick

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SUZUKI VITARA JLX SOFT TOP Only 140,000kms and its and automatic. Top of the range with power steering and an EFI engine. Very popular.

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Still the most popular car. Super reliable, very safe, look great and drive so well. Toyota always hold a good resale value so this is really a bargain.

Fantastic car to drive, has climate control, airbags, ABS braking, 6 stack stereo and good looks as well

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One of the most popular models on the market, aircon, power windows, airbags, only 160,000kms. Great car to drive.

This is a series 3 update model. Has alloy wheels, rear wing, cruise control and power windows. This car has only 120,000kms and drives very tight

02 HYUNDAI TRAJET WAGON Automatic people mover with aircon, power steering and lots of seats. Drives well and great for the family.

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Awesome car in black with a 5 speed manual, low kms, fantastic to drive and looks great too

This is an automatic cruiser pack Rav which gives you cruise control, sunroof, airbags, ABS brakes and colour coded. Great car to drive and looks the part.

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PREVIEW Debt can help you get ahead or bring you down. So what’s the difference between good and bad debt? MPP has the answer. WORDS Jemma Pearson

“if you can’t afford it, don’t buy it. You can always pick up a couch from Vinnies or use the laundromat”

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either a lender nor borrower be. It’s a nice idea and a catchy line, but few of us go through life without racking up some sort of debt. Whether it be a necessary evil, part of an investment strategy, or a silly splurge, we have all been there. The temptation is great – we are surrounded by institutions and organisations ready to lend us money or extend lines of credit. But not all debt is evil. So when is it good to go into debt? Let’s take a look.

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AR IN G TH E DEBT LEDGER BAD DEBT • Consumables – two years interest free terms: ooh it’s very tempting, isn’t it? But buying a couch or fridge on credit is very bad debt. Every year thousands of Australians get caught out buying consumer products on credit and end up paying more than the product was worth, once the interest-free period ends. You might think you can pay it off in the interest-free period, but if you lose your job, how easy is it really to find $20 a week? The bottom line – if you can’t afford it, don’t buy it. You can always pick up a couch from Vinnies or use the laundromat. • Credit cards – interest rates charged on credit cards are usually much higher than those on other loans, and it is just too easy to use that little bit of plastic now and worry about paying it later. Cut up your credit card. Again, if you can’t afford it, don’t buy it.

GOOD DEBT • Real estate – unless you’ve come into a hefty inheritance or you’re on a seven-figure salary, if you want to buy property, you’ll need a mortgage to do it. And whether you are buying investment property or your own family home, this debt is considered a good one. For an investment, the interest you pay on a home loan is tax deductible, so there’s a helping hand

from the tax man to maintain your investment. You don’t get the same tax breaks on your own home, so some might not consider this good debt, but a home is necessary to provide shelter, plus it saves on paying rent and, assuming you hold it for long enough, will increase in value. So once you have paid off the debt, you’re left with a pretty valuable asset. • Small business – it’s true, plenty of people fail and lose money starting their own business, but few people launch a businesses with a view to lose cash. Entrepreneurs have to start somewhere, and generally all small business owners (and even large ones) have had to borrow cash to get started or expand. As such, this debt is generally considered to be a good one.

GREY AREAS There are some loans that are considered necessary debt or grey areas. They are: • Cars – many people refuse to borrow money to buy a car, instead saving cash for a new vehicle every 10 years or so, but most of us are not that disciplined and let’s face it, public transport on the Coast isn’t great. A car is a necessity for most, and so it falls into this list. Sure, interest on a car is a waste of money – car values, particularly new car values, fall very quickly. Some people buy only used cars

for this reason. The trick is to shop around, do your homework and haggle for the best price. • Consolidation loans – in theory these are a great idea. If you are already in debt, rolling your loans into one, say your home loan, and lowering weekly repayments, seems sensible, and for many people this is the only way to manage their debt. But beware that taking your credit card debt and sticking it on your home loan means you’ll be paying it off over a longer period – your weekly repayments will be reduced, but you’ll be stuck with the debt for longer. • Investments – leveraging, which is borrowing money at a lower interest rate than the potential return of the investment, is a strategy used by many a savvy investor. But it’s a risky one. If the investment fails, you are left with no asset and a big debt. Not for the faint-hearted or inexperienced. • Education – education has long been linked to success, so the better educated you are, the more likely you are to gain a well-paid job. Therefore, it can be argued that borrowing to pay for education is good debt, though it’s a bit of a grey area, so it falls into this list. Education costs are really an investment in you and your earning capacity. Though there are plenty of uni graduates who don’t use their degrees to gain better work, over the course of a lifetime, those who have a technical qualification or degree tend to get a good return on the investment of education.

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A U CT I O N A C T I O N

Mooloolaba

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uction lovers with a green thumb should head out to 145-163 Dales Road, Chevallum this Sunday for a clearance sale at Chevallum Wholesale Nursery. The nursery has been operating for 22 years but will close its doors this month after the sale of the property. Steve Perry from RE/MAX Property Sales looked after the sale, and has now organised a large chattel auction to help the owner, Fay Stutt, move on from the property. “Everything must go as the property has been sold as a lifestyle property, not a going concern,” Perry says. The auction begins at 11am and will be run by Gordon Macdonald of Jason Andrew Auctioneers. It will operate under standard auction conditions, which means cash only on the day. The auction will follow on from another successful chattel sale at 35 Huntley Lane, Montville last Sunday. Auctioneer and principal Mike Burns from Elders Palmwoods says there was a good crowd of around 100 people, and fun, spirited bidding on almost 90 lots resulted in most being sold on the day.

The nursery has been operating for 22 years but will close its doors this month after the sale of the property Montville

Maroochydore Unit 45 ‘Aqua Vista’, 62-66 Sixth Avenue 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Features: June 16 Auction: Passed in at $440,000, 15 Result: attendees, negotiating now. First National Maroochydore Agency: 5479 6600 Sales agent: Kim Bourgois 0416 237 484

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26 Kurrimine Crescent 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car June 16 Passed in at $380,000. Looking for offers above this. Next Property Group Agency: 1300 400 777 Sales agent: Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 Features: Auction: Result:

since 1949

Here’s a preview of the hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days 3 Karkawarri Court, Buddina Auction details: On site Saturday June 23 @ noon Agency: Elite Lifestyle Properties 5444 0111 Contact: Mark Unkel 0412 738 675 106 Mountain Creek Road, Buderim Auction details: On site Saturday June 23 @ 11am Agency: Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Contact: Chris Pace 0417 196 600 261 Diddillibah Road, Diddillibah Auction details: On site Saturday June 23 @ 10am Agency: Property Today 5444 2222 Contact: David Grenfell 0419 946 534 3 Oak Court, Minyama Auction details: By private invitation Thursday June 28 Agency: Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Contact: Steve Turner 0412 679 488 & Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147 27/50 Aspland Street, Nambour Auction details: On site Sunday June 24 @ noon Agency: Victor Realty 5476 0050 Contact: Craig Heppell 0400 180 515

West Woombye 81 Parsons Knob Road 4 bed, 3 bath, 4 car Features: June 16 Auction: Passed in. Negotiating with a Result: number of interested parties. Riddell Real Estate 5442 1888 Agency: Sales agent: David Menck 0408 713 834

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35 Huntley Lane, Western Avenue 6 bed, 3 bath, 3 car Features: June 17 Auction: Sold prior to auction for Result: $1.1 million. Elders Palmwoods 5478 9122 Agency: Sales agents: Mike Burns 0418 991 702 & Natalie Massa 0402 807 260

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Units 402 & 467 ‘The Beach Club’, 87 First Avenue 1 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Features: June 16 Auction: Unit 402 passed in. Currently Result: negotiating. Unit 467 now listed at $245,000. Mooloolaba Real Estate Agency: 5444 1066 Sales agent: Anna Jarman 0432 160 697

24 Attunga Court 3 bed, 2 bath, 4 car June 17 Passed in. Dealing with post-auction interest. Maleny & Hinterland Agency: Real Estate 5494 3022 Sales agent: Julie Reimers 0417 465 536 Features: Auction: Result:

VIC MURPHY

4 Undanbi Lane, Twin Waters Auction details: On site Sunday June 24 @ 1pm Agency: Victor Realty 5476 0050 Contact: Craig Heppell 0400 180 515 39 Towen Mountain Road, West Woombye Auction details: On site Sunday June 24 @ 1pm Agency: Elders Palmwoods 5478 9122 Contact: Mike Burns 0418 991 702 & Natalie Massa 0402 807 260 72 Baanya Street, Wurtulla Auction details: On site Friday June 22 @ 4pm Agency: RE/MAX Property Services 5438 5233 Contact: Andy Camm 0458 666 670

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SCHINDLER’S LISTINGS Mooloolaba – “Just Listed” 12 Jacaranda Drive. Spacious open plan 3 bdrm home, 2 living areas, with high ceilings. Inspect and be impressed. Huge potential at $409,000 Inspect by appt Maroochydore – 1/15 Broadwater Ave. Great location duplex/townhouse, 3 generous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, dble car, 2 living areas plus study nook. Large entertaining courtyard. Offers over $490,000 Inspect by appt Maroochydore – Unit 68 “Regents Landing” 19 Arwen St. Lowset 3 bdrm, ensuited unit, with north facing entertaining capturing the winter sun. Quiet complex, Low Body Corps. $310,000 View Sat 11.00 - 11.30am

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• Two commercial properties are offered FOR SALE. • Both blocks approx 607sqm • Both premises approx 240sqm • 128 Greenoaks Dr has 2 tenants • Must be sold. Expressions of interest invited.

• Cross the road to feel the sand in your toes. • Two bdrm fully furnished unit, spacious & light living area • Two swimming pools, bbq area • Restaurants, cafes, clubs, shops all close by.

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Cotton Tree – Unit 8 “Seashapes” 42 Fourth Ave. Freshly painted 3 Bedroom, ensuited unit. On first level overlooking parkland. 250m to beach, bowls club & restaurants. Great lifestyle. Vacant and ready to be sold. NOW $359,000 View Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm

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Cotton Tree – Unit 18 “Seashapes” 42 Fourth Ave. “Just Listed” Located in a much sought after complex is this 2 bedroom ensuited unit. With a pool and friendly on-site Managers it is perfect for permanent living or holiday rental. $340,000 View Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Buderim – 2 Fern Court. Great street appeal, loads of style. 4 bedroom home with massive outdoor living, gazebo and spa, double lock-up garage plus 6 x 4 shed. Immaculate presentation, nothing else to be spent. Inspect and be impressed. $620,000 View Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm Properties selling quickly from “Schindlers Listings” Call now if you are considering selling or would like a no obligation appraisal

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MARKET TRACKER

A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast Unit 16 ‘The Belvedere’, 62 The Esplanade, Golden Beach Sold for: $368,000 Features: 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Agency: Seaside Real Estate Sales agent: Rob & Di Hurman

<$500,000 $500,000 – $1 million >$1 million 3/15 Alice Street, Alexandra Headland Sold for: $430,000 Features: 3 bed, 3 bath, 1 car Agency: Next Property Group Sales agent: John Skerlak 4 Seafarer Court, Bokarina Sold for: $710,000 Features: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: Platinum Properties Sales agent: Steve Turner & Geoff Ohmsen 34 Coora Crescent, Currimundi Sold for: $355,000 Features: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra Sales agent: Debra Hyde

7 Antigua Court, Kawana Island Sold for: $830,000 Features: 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Agency: Platinum Properties Sales agent: Steve Kealey Unit 4 ‘Panorama Inn’, 8 Queen Street, Kings Beach Sold for: $310,000 Features: 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Agency: Seaside Real Estate Sales agent: Di & Rob Hurman Unit 707 ‘The Sebel’, 14 Aerodrome Rd, Maroochydore Sold for: $400,000 Features: 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Agency: Property Today Sales agent: Adam Bond

14 Kumbada Court, Minyama Sold for: $870,000 Features: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: Waterfront Agents Sales agent: Trevor & Glenys Martin

4 Firefly Street, Pelican Waters Sold for: $499,000 Features: 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: Seaside Real Estate Sales agent: Di & Rob Hurman

39 Smith Street, Mooloolaba Sold for: $510,000 Features: 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Agency: Platinum Properties Sales agent: Steve Kealey

33 Trinity Crescent, Sippy Downs Sold for: $357,500 Features: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: Mooloolaba Real Estate Sales agent: Grant Cheatham

24 Perception Road, Nambour Sold for: $375,000 Features: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: RE/MAX Property Sales Sales agent: Steve G Pery 20 Campbellville Circuit, Pelican Waters Sold for: $880,000 Features: 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Agency: RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra Sales agent: Debra Hyde & Petro Geyl

12 Wandarri Street, Wurtulla Sold for: $405,000 Features: 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Agency: Platinum Properties Sales agent: Steve Kealey

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N/E FACING WATERFRONT LAND – PONTOON & 21M FRONTAGE 18 Sable Court, KAWANA ISLAND BE QUICK – This Opportunity Won’t Last!! Entertain family and friends and live the waterfront dream. • 746m² block of land with direct ocean access - 21m frontage • The ideal north easterly aspect- Perfect • Large pontoon ready for boat storage • One of the last remaining waterfront lots available at Kawana

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AUCTION YOUR CHOICE - FLAT 809M2 BLOCK, HOME WITH VIEWS ON 1262M2 - OR BOTH? 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

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Auction: On Site Sunday July 1st at 11am Inspect: Saturday 3-4pm Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Damien Michael 0413 024 124 Web Code: BUD2364

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AUCTION OWNERS MOVING INTER-STATE - MUST BE SOLD! 106 Mountain Creek Road, Buderim Freshly painted & beautifully presented this wonderful family entertainer sits in the sought after Mountain Creek school zone, just mins from shops, services & our beautiful beaches. Offering 4 spacious bedrooms + study nook, this much loved home must be sold as our owners are committed to moving south. The open plan design with raked ceiling offers roomy kitchen, dining & family living zones which spill seamlessly out to an amazing outdoor lifestyle boasting not 1, but 2 stunning alfresco areas for entertaining family & friends. Add the in-ground pool & fenced backyard for the kids & this home virtually has it all. This will be guaranteed great value buying, so get yourself in a cash position today.

4+ Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car

á Mountain Creek school zone á Fantastic family home á Open plan design á Separate kids wing á Freshly painted throughout á 2 large alfresco zones á Large 849m2 block

Auction: On Site Saturday 23rd of June at 11am Inspect: Saturday 10.30-11.00am Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Web Code: BUD2358

AUCTION STRIKING “PENTHOUSE” WITHOUT BODY CORP FEES - MUST BE SOLD! 4 Mayfair Lane, Buderim The exquisite use of full glass ensures you capture the ever evolving view of the Sunshine Coast from this architectural Buderim masterpiece. Boasting one of the finest views from Buderim’s Northern escarpment, this home will surely impress those looking for easy care, penthouse style (without the body corp fees) living. Four generous sized bedrooms, two bathrooms (master ensuite), double lock up garage and off street parking – all set on the one level. The floor plan is open, with kitchen, dining, living and master bedroom all taking in the striking view leading out to the ample outdoor deck. This truly is an amazing property, come experience for yourself – buy it to experience it forever.

4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car

á Easy care á Penthouse living without body corp á Great entertaining deck á Open plan living area á Generous sized bedrooms á Off street parking

Auction: On Site Saturday 7th of July at 1pm Inspect: Saturday 10-10.45am Craig Porter 0411 554 880 Web Code: BUD1325

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RESIDENTIAL LAND UNDER $200,000 IN THE HEART OF MAROOCHYDORE Lot 39, Lot 44 to Lot 50 ‘Peppertree Estate’/30 Trinder Avenue, Maroochydore Land like this simply doesn’t exist... until now! Vacant land in the heart of Maroochydore, where you can build YOUR dream home, not a half reno or something that needs demolishing, you can build a home yourself for you and your family to enjoy. That beachside lifestyle you have been wanting is here, that short walk to the beach, river, shops, restaurants and cafes, something that has good capital growth potential. You must consider one of these blocks of land at Peppertree Estate Maroochydore. 8 lots currently available, be quick, they are priced to sell!!

LAND

á 850m to the beach á Under 1km to the River á 50% or 60% building coverage on lots á Average size 465sqm á Blocks up to 6965sqm á Walk to shops, the plaza, cafes, restaurants & parks

Price: Prices under $200,000 Inspect: Contact Agent John Skerlak 0413 441 834 Bree Charles 0416 435 391 Web Code: MCHY2343

AUCTION THE BEST LUXURY RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT ALEX HAS ON OFFER! Unit 2/81 Buderim Avenue, Alexandra Headland Unique in quality and design and just a short stroll to either Alex or Mooloolaba beach, this lifestyle apartment has everything you would require. Luxuriously finished, and over 220sqm in size, the open plan will simply delight you. Light and breezy throughout and providing you with the opportunity to take on the lifestyle which is yours in the heart of Alexandra Headland. Revel in the fact that you are one of only 3 very special occupants in this amazing complex, and enjoy being able to lock up and go whenever you please. Pet friendly makes it even more fun. The builder wants this sold and is realistic with his price expectations.

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car

á High quality finishes throughout á 225sqm of luxury, one per floor á Ocean views á Separate office á Brand new, never been lived in á Pet Friendly á 1 of only 3 in the complex

Forthcoming Auction Inspect: Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday 27th 1-1.45pm Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 John Skerlak 0413 441 834 Web Code: MCHY2392-U2

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BUILDER WANTS DISPLAY HOME SOLD 3 Ginger Bell Avenue, Bli Bli Imagine moving into this builders own display home. As new, never been lived in, nothing to do but unpack and start enjoying the peaceful surrounds. Backing onto reserve, this private home is finished in absolute quality and style. Designed for low maintenance living, it has a great undercover entertaining area and plenty of room in the full fenced yard.

ON THE MARK AT SEAMARK Unit 806 “Seamark” 29 First Avenue, Mooloolaba Soak up the view from this 8th floor oversized two bed plus MPR apartment located conveniently in Mooloolaba. Close to the beach, restaurants, café, & boutiques this apartment offers a little slice of luxury. Vibrant colours and furnishings, plus ample room for the whole family to relax and enjoy, this apartment really is a must to see. Inspect now!

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car Price: Please Contact Agent Inspect: Saturday & Sunday 12-12.45pm Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 Kylie Tredrea 0402 240 687 Web Code: MIN2341

2 BEDROOM PENTHOUSE & PRIVATE ROOFTOP 13/91-97 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore If you’re looking for location that is - within walking distance to Sunshine Plaza and Big Top Shopping Centre and is a casual stroll down to the Maroochy River but in a quiet complex and residential area, then don’t miss your opportunity to inspect this property being offered for sale. The owner’s circumstances have changed and are very keen to sell.

4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car Price: High $400,000’s Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 John Skerlak 0413 441 834 Web Code: MCHY1960

IDEAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY HERE! 7/131 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore This would have to be the best value townhouse currently on the market. Situated so close to the CBD, parks & the river, within an easy stroll to shops & parks, here is an opportunity to secure a great investment opportunity. Easily rentable with good returns it is also stylish within and generous in size. This screams great opportunity. Call today to book your inspection.

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car Price: Mid to High $300,000’s Inspect: Saturday & Sunday 11-11.45am Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 John Skerlak 0413 441 834 Web Code: MCHY2322

STYLISH HOME WITH STUNNING RAINFOREST BACKDROP

2 Bed | 1 Bath | 1 Car

26 Hardwood Court, Buderim

5 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car

Price: Listed at $340,000

Situated amongst an established rainforest setting, this spacious 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is a nature lovers dream and perfect for the growing family! An entertainers’ delight with both large enclosed and outdoor entertaining areas, overlooking the stylish solar heated inground pool with water feature, privately enclosed by lush greenery.

Price: Buyer’s in the $700,000’s

Inspect: Saturday 12-12.45pm Jason Burns 0417 762 001 Web Code: MCHY2269

Inspect: Saturday 1-1.45pm Jason Burns 0417 762 001 Web Code: MCHY2391

AUCTION

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!

BEAUTIFUL ECO FRIENDLY HOME IN SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION 5 Cabernet Court, Buderim Not only is this charming home located in a fantastic central location, energy saving additions of solar panels, solar hot water system, wood burner fireplace, skylights & insulation will make you huge savings on our escalating power costs. Located in the Mountain Creek School catchment zone & within minutes to Buderim, shopping, motorway & beaches.

4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car Auction: On Site Saturday 7th of July at 11am Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Web Code: MIN2378

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

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ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Sat 12-12.45PM - 4 Aquarius Place - MCHY2231 Buyers from High $900,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jodie McDonell Sat 1-1.45PM - 4 Ocean Crest - MCHY615 Mid to High $900,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jodie McDonell Sat, Sun & Wed 27th 1-1.45PM - 2/81 Buderim Avenue - MCHY2392U2 Forthcoming Auction - Kate Jewry Sat 2-2.45PM - 1/14 William Street - MCHY2397 Low to Mid $400,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Kate Jewry Sat 3-3.45PM - 7 Victor Street - MCHY2352 Buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from High $600,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Kate Jewry

BLI BLI Sat 11-11.45AM - 3 Ginger Bell Avenue - MCHY1960 High $400,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - John Skerlak

BOKARINA Sat 2-2.45PM - 7 Seafarer Court - MIN2361 $1,000,000 + Buyers - Minka Jenkins

BRIGHTWATER Sat 12-12.45PM - 26 Kurrimine Crescent - MIN2370 Please Contact Agent - Minka Jenkins

BUDDINA

YOUR NEXT HOME IS OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Sat 1-1.30PM - 9 Coonawa Street - MCHY2367 Buyers in the Low $500,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jasmine Chambers

BUDERIM Sat 10-10.30AM -17 Hillview Drive - MIN2359 Offers over $550,000 - Jasmine Chambers Sat 10-10.30AM - 48 Gloucestor Road - BUD1853 Offers from $700,000 - Richard Scrivener Sat 10-10.45AM - 4 Mayfair Lane - BUD1325 Auction Sat 7th of July @ 1PM - Craig Porter Sat 10.30-11AM - 106 Mountain Creek Rd - BUD2358 Auction Saturday 23rd of June @ 11AM - Chris Pace Sat 11-11.30AM - 113 Whites Road - MIN2174 Listed at $685,000 - Jasmine Chambers Sat 11-11.45AM - 5 Cabernet Court - MIN2378 Auction Sat 7th July @ 11AM - Karen Jones Sat 12-12.45PM - 10 Jay Close - BUD2288 Listed $599,000 - Chris Pace Sat 1-1.45PM - 88 Alfriston Drive - BUD2372 Buyers in the $600,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Chris Pace Sat 1-1.45PM - 6/5 Barnes Drive - BUD2286 Buyers in the $300,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Chris Pace Sat 1-1.45PM - 1 & 2 / 1 Fielding Street- BUD1951 Please Contact Agent - Tracey McAllansmith Sat 1-1.45PM - 26 Hardwood Court - MCHY2391 Buyers in the $700,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jason Burns Sat 2-2.45PM - 5 Buderim Pines Drive - MCHY2305 Mid $400,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jason Burns Sat 2-2.45PM - 15/133 King Street - BUD2383 Forthcoming Auction - Chris Pace Sat 2-2.45PM - 1 & 2 / 9 Palmyra Crescent - BUD2390 Please Contact Agent - Tracey McAllansmith Sat 3-4PM - 8 Scenic Avenue - BUD2364 Auction Sunday 1st of July @ 11AM - Chris Pace

BURNSIDE Sat 12-12.45PM - 14 Grimes Terrace - MIN2349 $450,000+ Buyers - Trevor Jones Sat 1-1.30PM - 133 Perwillowen Road - MCHY2319 Listed at $299,000 - Trevor Jones

DULONG Sat 3-3.45PM - 20 Thompson Road - MIN2331 Buyers from the $900,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Karen Jones

KINGS BEACH Sat 3-3.45PM - 802/42 Queen Street - MCHY1521 Buyers in the $700,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Trevor Jones

KULUIN Sat 11-11.45AM - 114 Tallow Wood Drive - MCHY2387 Listed at $335,000 - Jason Burns Sat 3-3.45PM - 17 Martins Drive - MCHY2291 Listed at $399,000 - Jason Burns

MAROOCHYDORE Sat & Sun 11-11.45AM - 7/131 Duporth Avenue MCHY2322 Mid to High $300,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Kate Jewry Sat 11-11.45AM - 72/19 Arwen Street - MIN2368 $250,000+ Buyers- Minka Jenkins Sat 12-12.45PM - 13/91-97 Duporth Avenue MCHY2269 Listed at $340,000 - Jason Burns

Sat 2-2.45PM - 302/50 Picnic Point Esplanade MCHY1835 Buyer Interest $1M+ - Jodie McDonell Sat 3-3.45PM - 401/50 Picnic Point Esplanade MCHY2287 Buyer Interest Early $1,000,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jodie McDonell

MINYAMA Sat 10-10.45AM - 25 Jessica Boulevard - MCHY2313 $849,000 - Jason Burns Sat 11-11.45AM - 17 Jessica Boulevard - MCHY2396 Low to Mid $500,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jodie McDonell Sat 12-12.30PM - 73 Mooloolah Drive - MIN2297 Buyers from Low $1,000,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jasmine Chambers Sat 12-12.45PM - 28 Murrindi Street - MIN2377 Please Contact Agent - Karen Jones

MOOLOOLABA

PRESTIGE ACREAGE LIVING

Land from $299,250

Sat 10-10.45AM - 301/79 First Avenue - MIN2344 Mid to High $300,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Kate Jewry Sat & Sun 12-12.45PM - 806/29 First Avenue MIN2341 Please Contact Agent - Kate Jewry

MOUNTAIN CREEK Sat 11-11.45AM - 4 Canmaroo Avenue - BUD2389 Auction Sat 21st July @ 10AM - Trevor Jones Sat 11-11.45AM - 7 Gourami Court - BUD2353 Listed at $579,000 - Tracey McAllansmith Sat 12-12.45PM - 69 Karawatha Drive - BUD2362 High $600,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Tracey McAllansmith Sat 12-12.45PM - 36 Fernleigh Crescent - MCHY2384 Sale by Negotiation - Craig Porter Sat 2-2.30PM - 2 Warbler Street - MCHY2295 Reduced to $459,500 - Trevor Jones

NAMBOUR Sat 1-1.45PM - 4/6 Washington Street - MIN2309 Listed at $149,000 - Robyne Williams

PARREARRA Sat 1-1.45PM - 21 Magnetic Street - MIN2381 $500,000+ Buyers - Minka Jenkins

TANAWHA Sat 11-11.45AM - 4 Rita Court - BUD2184 Mid to High $800,000 Buyers - Craig Porter Sat 12-12.45PM - 18 Walgarri Drive - BUD2230 Low to Mid $1 Million - Craig Porter

TWIN WATERS Sat 10-10.45AM - 35 Moorings Circuit- MIN839 High $700,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Minka Jenkins

WURTULLA Sat 1-1.45PM - 15 Baanya Street - MIN2330 Buyers from $600,000 - Bree Charles Sat 1-1.45PM - 15 Turnbuckle Court - MIN2323 Buyers in the $700,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Karen Jones

VALDORA Sat 9.30-10.45AM - 170 Valdora Road - MCHY1719 Please Contact Agent - John Skerlak

Bree Charles 0416 435 391 Chris Jones 0405 469 736 Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Craig Porter 0411 554 880 Damien Michael 0413 024 124 David Hedley-Ward 0406 011 123 Jason Burns 0417 762 001 Jasmine Chambers 0434 121 493 Jodie Headley-Ward 0424 842 837 Jodie McDonell 0419 762 309 John Skerlak 0413 441 834 Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Kylie Tredrea 0402 240 687 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 Robyne Williams 0488 999 536 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Trevor Jones 0488 999 156 Tracey McAllansmith 0418 722 374

Agent On Site Saturday 9.30-10.45am

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. *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.

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

John Skerlak 0413 441 834 Bree Charles 0416 435 391

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ROSEMOUNT – Brand New Blank Canvas on Acreage – $559,000 Wow! What an opportunity. Yes, it is a buyer’s market, however brand new homes on acreage in Rosemount for well under $600,000 are simply unheard of! Elevated to catch cooling breezes and, with a rural outlook, this is an opportunity to live the acreage lifestyle with the convenience of being only five minutes’ drive to Woolworths and the new Aldi store in Nambour. Residents of “Coolwater Place” are only 15 minutes to the beach in a rural residential precinct with abundant birdlife and wildlife. The remaining 6 lots range in price from $299,000 to $364,000.

YANDINA – Eclectic Home Needs a Family Motivated sellers will meet the market. This beautiful four bedroom family home on two acres has so much to offer… • 4 double size bedrooms • Master with ensuite and separate study • Split level construction with downstairs teenage retreat • Inground swimming pool plus 5-bay powered workshop • Paddock for a pony or just room to spread out • Town water; 3 mins to Yandina Village or Highway access

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Address 68 Brackenfern Road Inspect Saturday 12-12:45pm Price $589,000 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:321 Steve Perry “Lifestyle Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000

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Address Lot 2, 106 Upper Rosemount Road Inspect Saturday 2-2:45pm Price $559,000 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:652 Steve Perry “Lifestyle Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000

ROSEMOUNT – Private Acreage, Tennis Court, Pool • Absolute privacy and only 5 minutes 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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Address 59 Pringle Road Inspect Saturday 1-1:45pm Price NOW $565,000 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:627 Steve Perry “Lifestyle Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000

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PALMWOODS – Serious Money To Be Made Here! • Attention all builders • Brick and tile home on 1228m² land • 2 large living areas off centrally located kitchen • Main bedroom featuring ensuite • Outdoor patio deck backing onto bush reserve • 2 car lock-up plus 2 decent sized garden sheds • Genuine bargain-based opportunity – IT MUST BE SOLD!

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Address 35 Stanley Street Inspect Saturday 11-11:45am Auction Onsite Sunday 8th July at 11am www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:667 Steve G Pery 0448 884 093 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7021

The Property Management Specialists WURTULLA – Deceased Estate

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• Family has given clear instructions to sell • House in need of some renovations • Rented at $330/week with long term tenants happy to stay • Close to Currimundi Lake and surf beaches • Near shops, schools and new hospital • Flexible bidding conditions to give you every chance of Auction day success

Address 72 Baanya Street Inspect Friday from 3:30pm 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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MAROOCHY RIVER – Coastal Country Living Laze on the wide wrap-around verandahs, soak up the sun, in the relaxed comfort of this lovely family home. Nestled in a quiet corner of Maroochy River your privacy is ensured. Peace abounds… bar the noise of giggling children exploring and taking on their next adventure. Watch them from the verandah while swinging in your hammock. A place where children can be children and families can truly unwind.

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Address 15 East View Court Inspect Saturday 2-2:45pm Auction Onsite Saturday 14th July at 11am www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:678 Darren Rix 0416 188 259 Barbara Banks 0419 760 492 RE/MAX Property Sales

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ROSEMOUNT – Liquidating to Repurchase This stunning architecturally designed home must be sold. Here is a real opportunity. Affordable, in your price range?? Come and see what this fabulous home has on offer. On entering, the security and seclusion is obvious. You’ll be immediately impressed by this home’s stylish flare. Built with a modern Asian theme, the attention to detail and construction is of the highest standard. Motivated vendors want it SOLD.

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Address 197 Upper Rosemount Road Inspect Sat 1-1:45pm & Wed 5:30-6pm Auction Onsite Saturday 14th July at 3pm www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:676 Darren Rix 0416 188 259 Barbara Banks 0419 760 492 RE/MAX Property Sales

FAST TRACK GUIDE – OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS AUCTION WURTULLA 72 Baanya Street FRIDAY 22ND JUNE 4PM, INSPECT FROM 3.30PM 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Andy Camm 0458 666 670

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

BUDERIM 8 Thornbill Court SATURDAY 12-12:30PM 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool, $625K Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847

BURNSIDE 11 Moss Day Drive CALL TO VIEW New 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, $347K Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 139 Perwillowen Road INSPECT ANY TIME 11 ACRES – Offers from $365K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304

DIDDILLIBAH 14 Bushbird Court CALL TO VIEW Immaculate 4 bed home on 3375m² Steve Perry “Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955 23 Bushbird Court CALL TO VIEW 6 bedrooms!! Great ¾ acres. $529K Steve Perry “Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955

MAROOCHY RIVER 15 East View Court SATURDAY 2-2:45PM 4+ beds, 3 bath, 2++ cars, 1.5 acres, private Darren Rix 0416 188 259 Barbara Banks 0419 760 492

MOUNT MELLUM 520 Mt Mellum Road BY APPOINTMENT 100 acres with amazing views Darren Rix 0416 188 259

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

PALMWOODS

5 Northwood Court CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool, $549K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304

35 Stanley Street SATURDAY 11-11:45AM 56 Preston Road 3 bed, 2 bath, 1228m² land – needs CALL TO VIEW RARE! 8 acres, original farmhouse, $535K work Steve G Pery 0448 884 093 Steve Perry “Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955 29 Yellow Cedar Place CALL TO VIEW KIELS MOUNTAIN 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 726m² block, 8 Old Kiel Mountain Road $499,500 SATURDAY 12-12:45PM Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 Peaceful 1.5 acres, offers over $510K 150 Palmwoods-Montville Road Steve Perry “Acreage Specialist” CALL TO VIEW 0418 711 955 Former art gallery, 2.5 acres, $599,000 41 Merimist Way Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 SATURDAY 1-1:45PM 10 Kindal Court 5 beds, tropical 3014m², $599K CALL TO VIEW Steve Perry “Acreage Specialist” LAND 975m² for new home at 0418 711 955 $265,000 LITTLE MOUNTAIN Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

4 Illawong Street CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car, views, pool Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847

82 Caloundra Road BY APPOINTMENT 2.7 acres, walk to shops Darren Rix 0416 188 259

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

10 Rock Fig Crt CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool, $525,000 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

195 Winston Road CALL TO VIEW Executive acreage, 5 bed, study, 3 bath Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 40 Petigrain Avenue CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, media room, study, high ceilings 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 23 Petigrain Avenue CALL TO VIEW 5 Bed, 3 bath, pool, guest wing, 879sqm Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

ROSEMOUNT

TOWEN MOUNTAIN

MUDJIMBA

149 Towen Mountain INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 3 bed+study, 2 bath, 2 car, pool 9968m², $645K Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

Unit 10/151 Mudjimba Beach Road CALL TO VIEW 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car townhouse, $395,000 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

Unit 24/151 Mudjimba Beach Road CALL TO VIEW 463 Backall Range Road 3 bed, 2 bath townhouse on canal, CALL TO VIEW $520,000 7 bed, 4 bath, 8 car, dual living, 4.05ha Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

WEST WOOMBYE

NAMBOUR

WOOMBYE

45/70 Netherton Street 98 Diddillibah Road CALL TO VIEW CALL TO VIEW 2 bed, next to hospital, Qld Govt Entertainer’s delight, lush acreage retreat tenants Steve Perry “Acreage Specialist” Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 0418 711 955

YANDINA

CONTACTS

197 Upper Rosemount Road SAT 1-1:45PM & WED 5:30-6PM 4 bed, 2 bath, 2+ cars, pool, 7502sqm Darren Rix 0416 188 259 Barbara Banks 0419 760 492

68 Brackenfern Road SATURDAY 12-12:45PM Eclectic home, 2 ac, pool, shed, $589K Steve Perry “Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955

59 Pringle Road SATURDAY 1-1:45PM Private 4 bed acreage, pool, tennis, $565K Steve Perry “Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955

127 Whistler Ridge Road CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, 5 car, 1.2 ac, views, $545K Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847

Lot 2 / “Coolwater Place” 106 Upper Rosemount Road SATURDAY 2-2:45PM Brand new 5 bed home on 9682m², $559,000! 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

YANDINA CREEK

100 Whistler Ridge Drive SATURDAY 3.15-3.45PM 1 acre, 4 bed, 2 bath, offers from $450K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304

UNITS BUDERIM Unit 21 / 2 Box Street BY APPOINTMENT 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, walk to shops Darren Rix 0416 188 259

Amber Fox Andrew Kirby Andy Camm Barbara Banks Bob Denman Bridget Kraft Darren Rix 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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Pelican Waters This home has multiple livin This T living ing areas, solar panels, an alarm system, air-conditioning and an office space with attic ladder and high ceilings. The outdoor area has surround sound and a heated pool.

30 Artunga Place, Pelican Waters 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $625,000 Go Gecko Caloundra 5499 7859 Shane Strong 0431 635 339

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VICTOR REALTY 5476 0050 www.victorrealty.com.au

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A Touch Of Class

TWIN WATERS AUCTION Buyers from $600,000

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 on site Sunday at 1pm.

4 Undanbi Lane View Sat 1-1:45pm, Auction on site Sun 1pm Web ID# 2052745 4

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SEASIDE

PHONE: 07 5492 2555

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

2/56 Landsborough Parade, GOLDEN BEACH

www.seasiderealestate.com.au

REAL ESTATE

IS THIS AN AUCTION?

OWNER GONE – MUST BE SOLD

IMAGINE WAKING UP TO THIS… Uninterrupted and stunning views of Pumicestone Passage, the shipping canal and to the Glass House Mountains from this 11th level unit. • Full resort facilities including pool, tennis court, day spa, gym and a lift • Walking distance to the CBD,

cafes, shops and beaches • This unit has never been a rental, only used as a weekender holiday retreat by the owners

3 bed | 2 bath | 2 car | Inspect: By Appointment Address: U1112 ‘Aspect Caloundra’, 80 Lower Gay Terrace, Caloundra PRICE: Offers around $1million Web ID: 110816431

4 Bed | 2 Bath | 5 Car | Pool

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

View

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Auction On site this Saturday 23rd June at 10am Contact David Grenfell 0419 946 534

Agent: John Peopall 0409 592 224

READY TO GO!!! LOOK AT THE PRICE

ONE FOR THE INVESTOR

Refurbished 2 bedroom unit with air con. Sunny NE balcony with VIEWS towards Pumicestone Passage, Happy Valley and Bulcock Beach. Garage is deeper than a single with lock up door. Tenant in place.

Very neat 2 bdm apartment in a popular complex which overlooks the magical Pumicestone Passage waterways. Presents like new – ready for immediate rental or owner occupier.

2 bed | 1 bath | 1 car | Inspect: By Appointment Address: U7 ‘Sunlit Court’, 4 Oxley St, Golden Beach

2 bed | 2 bath | 1 car | Inspect: Sat 23rd, Mon 25th to Sat 30th 12-12.30pm Address: U206, 89 Esplanade, Golden Beach

PRICE: $320,000

PRICE: $419,000

Web ID: 109395996

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Web ID: 110541137

Rob Hurman 0408 712 632, Di Hurman 0418 794 607

MAROOCHYDORE 23/19 Arwen Street After sixteen years the reluctant owner of this duplex apartment has moved closer to family. Low body corp fees and close to transport. • Two generous size bedrooms, both with robes • Large open plan kitchen and air-conditioned living area • The bright kitchen comes with ample bench and cupboards • Courtyard is completely paved with low maintenance garden • Situated with a northerly aspect with long term neighbours

Sales & Property Management 5444 2222 www.propertytoday.net.au

2 Bed | 1 Bath | - Car

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Contact Karen Barker 0418 572 676

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ALEXANDRA HEADLAND

AUCTION

UNIT 22 / 4 BUDERIM AVENUE

Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy! This beautifully presented, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom (105m²) apartment enjoys an elevated outlook over Mooloolaba Bay, the ocean beyond plus an outlook over Mooloolaba and through to Caloundra. The spacious living area and master bedroom open onto a generous balcony where you can relax and soak up the views. Professional onsite managers ensure strong income through holiday rentals. It is just a short stroll to Mooloolaba’s beaches, restaurants, cafes and with these views, a quality apartment, easy access and a committed seller you know you will be buying well! Act today to take advantage of the buyers market!

AUCTION Saturday 30th June on site at 12.30pm INSPECT Saturday 11-11.30am MOOLOOLABA 5444 0800 PAUL ANGELL 0438 468 378 WEB www.fnmooloolaba.com.au

ALEXANDRA HEADLAND APARTMENT 35 ‘GRAND PALAIS’, 188 ALEXANDRA PARADE

$239,000

Affordable Apartment at Alex Heads • 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!

INSPECT Saturday 12-12.30pm MAROOCHYDORE 5409 9910 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/1495460

MAROOCHYDORE APARTMENT 13 ‘LOTUS PAVILION’, 23-25 PRIMARY SCHOOL COURT

$330,000

Near New CBD Townhouse INVESTORS ALERT • Superbly appointed “house size” townhouse • 3 bedrooms, ensuite • Spacious living area • Modern kitchen • Large private courtyard • 2 internal lock-up garage • Electric gate at entrance for extra security • Conveniently located to Sunshine Plaza, river and transport

Maroochydore Mooloolaba Nambour 5479 6600 5444 0800 5441 1344

Palmwoods 5445 9666

Caloundra 5438 2166

Beer wah 5494 6444

INSPECTION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED INSPECT Saturday 2-2.30pm MAROOCHYDORE 5409 9910 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/2065493

Contact your nearest First National office for details

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 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 on site 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 Buderim’s 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 on site at 2pm INSPECT Sat & Sun 1-2pm CAROLANS 5441 1344 VANESSA BRUNTON 0467 448 850 WEB www.carolans.net

NAMBOUR 25 DAVID STREET

AUCTION

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

AUCTION

NAMBOUR 31 NETHERTON STREET

$399,000

Nambour’s Highest Returning Investment 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

Great Expectations – Under the Hammer!

NAMBOUR UNIT 20 / 14-18 BADE STREET

AUCTION

Impressive Standard of Living – Under the Hammer!

If you have great expectations for your next home but you’re on budget you must come and have a look at this superb 3 bedroom family home located at Nambour Heights. Offering more than enough room for a growing family with a large downstairs rumpus area or teenagers’ retreat, extra toilet, fully fenced rear courtyard and inground swimming pool. The seller has issued clear instruction to sell this property on or before Auction day. All prior offers are very welcome and will be seriously considered. This is one property you don’t want to miss out on!

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 lock-up garage. Designed for comfort and livability 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 28th July on site at 1pm INSPECT Saturday 11-11.30am CAROLANS 5441 1344 STEPHEN COLASIMONE 0413 416 952 WEB www.carolans.net

AUCTION Saturday 7th July on site at 11am INSPECT Saturday 1-1.30pm CAROLANS 5441 1344 STEPHEN COLASIMONE 0413 416 952 WEB www.carolans.net

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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High on top of Buderim with ocean views, this grand, two-storey home is complete with an English-style country garden and features four bedrooms and a study. Upstairs is a separate parents’ retreat with ensuite and lounge opening out to an expansive deck. Outside the gardens lead to an inviting saltwater rock pool and spa. On 888 square metres, there are two driveway entrances, a garage with electronic gate, gym and shed.

59 William Street, Buderim 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Auction on site Sunday July 1 @ 2pm First National Palmwoods 5445 9666 Vanessa Brunton 0467 448 850

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Simply a Smart Choice 4 Reef Court, BIRTINYA ISLAND This home represents lifestyle – being 70 metres to the walkway and canal, 20 metres to a large family friendly park, 200 metres to the shores of Lake Kawana, 10 minutes walk to the beach, 5 minutes walk to the new Health Hub under construction and central to just about everything.

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• 2 car garage with rear drive through to 3rd covered car space

Inspect Saturday 23 June 1-1.30pm

• Large, modern well-appointed kitchen – a true heart to the home

• 634m2 fully fenced block with side access

Auction On site 14 July @ 1pm

• Master is large enough for a retreat with its own private balcony

• High ceilings, multi zoned ducted air-con, gas cook top and hot water

• All bedrooms are a generous size with built-in robes

• Investment gold mine with strong capital growth potential

• Entertainer’s delight with very large undercover alfresco

• Exploding growth area, jobs expected to grow in excess of 10,000

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Steve Turner & Geoff Ohmsen

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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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Australia’s Premier Real Estate Agent

Sunshine Coast Property Alliance

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Buderim family home

BIG BOLD 5 BEDROOM DREAM HOME LITTLE MOUNTAIN 11 Somerset Lane • A very rare find for this price • Immaculate presentation throughout, like new condition • Formal lounge/dining – separate family room • Beautiful sparkling inground pool, lovely covered entertainment area • Highly Motivated Sellers willing to meet the market!

ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED PRIOR TO AUCTION SELLERS AGENTS PROPERTY SYNDICATION

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Freshl Freshly F hlyy painted paiinted d and db beautifully eauti tiffull lly presented, this the sought-after thi h family f ill entertainer t t i iis iin th ht ft Mountain Creek school zone and has four spacious bedrooms and a study nook. The open-plan design has raked ceilings, a roomy kitchen and dining and family living zones that spill seamlessly out to two alfresco areas for entertaining family and friends. Outside there are also an inground pool and fenced backyard for the kids to enjoy.

4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday June 23 @ 11am Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Chris Pace 0417 196 600

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PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT CASHFLOW POSITIVE PROPERTY

BUDERIM 87 William Street

BUDERIM 23 Quiet Valley Crescent

SUBSTANTIAL HOME WITH GARAGING GALORE

PICTURE PERFECT POSITION AND PRIVACY

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.

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

3 BED | 2 BATH | 6 CAR

4 BED | 2 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. 110551721 RichardTucker 0429 060 092

SIPPY DOWNS 255 University Way

MARG’S CORNER

BEST BACK YARD IN CHANCELLOR PARK! With so much space both inside and out, here you will find incredible value for money. The home features: • Four spacious bedrooms • Two bathrooms, stylish ensuite with double basin • Two separate living areas as well as separate dining • Spacious back yard, plenty of room for kids and pets • Modern stylish tones throughout The best feature of the property is the price. Investors take note – the property is currently returning $440 per week!

4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR Inspect: Saturday 11:00-11:45am Price: $419,000 Web: Ref No. 108272256 Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219 Lauren McCarthy 0406 962 578

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BUDERIM 61 Gossamer Drive

MAKE AN OFFER!!! IMPRESSIVE SPLIT LEVEL HOME • Great location – quiet cul-de-sac • 3 bedrooms + office • Needs TLC • Great for retirees or small family

3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR Inspect: Saturday 11:30-12:15pm Price: $459,000 Web: Ref No. 110121641 Margaret Deighton 0411 399 524

Marg Deighton 0411 399 514

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 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 13-15 Settlers Ridge, Buderim Inspect: Sat 11-11:45am Great value! 1.5 private acres close to village – N/E aspect to capture breezes and winter sun. 3 bedrooms and living area upstairs. Downstairs 4th bedroom, bathroom and rumpus room. Price: $629,000 4 BED | 3 BATH | 2 CAR 70 Jarrah Road, Buderim Inspect: Sat 10-10:45am Private 2 storey home – dual living or work from home options. Both internal & external access between the levels. Upstairs a/c living area, study nook & 3 bdms. Large covered deck. Living area, bdm, kitchen, bathrm downstairs. Price: $429,000 4 BED | 3 BATH | 2 CAR

Take your heart to work.

Buderim 5445 2777 | Caloundra 5436 0700

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N AU CT IO BUDERIM 6 Wingara Street

CANAL AMBIENCE – DON’T MISS THIS The opportunity is now a reality to purchase a very comfortable and liveable home. Located in one of Buddina’s most sought-after areas adjacent to a Reserve, this property offers classic canal living and direct access to the ocean. The owners have enjoyed and loved this property for many years. The neat low-set well-built home offers the following features:. • 2 spacious tiled living areas • 4 bedrooms or 3 plus office. • Relaxed outdoor living area • Slip way to ocean access • Close to Mooloolaba cafes and restaurants

• Light spacious kitchen with superb views • Master bedroom with ensuite • Private inground pool • Indoor/outdoor tiled rumpus room • Minutes to Kawana Shopping Centre

3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR Inspect: Saturday 10:00-10:45am Auction: Saturday 21st July on site at 12 noon Web: Ref No. 110781135 Margaret Deighton 0411 399 514

BUDERIM 15 Booral Street

BUDERIM 22 Vista Park Drive

THE PERFECT ASPECT

TRANQUIL, PRIVATE AND SIMPLY BRILLIANT

Are you waiting for a comfortable contemporary home on the northern escarpment with breathtaking views and the style and quality that ensure timeless appeal? The clever design creates an ease of living over one level including seamless indoor/outdoor flow, expansive decks and a sparkling inground pool. There are three generous bedrooms with spacious ensuite to the main plus a dedicated office. The light and airy multiple living zones are characterised by feature flooring and high ceilings. Inspection is by appointment only and will delight.

3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR

4 BED + OFFICE | 3 BATH | 2 CAR

Inspect: By appointment Price: Mid to High $900,000s Web: Ref No. 1107 66171 Rob Gardner 0409 720 148

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

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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. Completed December 2011. • Highest quality materials and fittings • Expansive open plan living areas to suit intimate and elaborate entertaining • Vaulted ceilings, integrated indoor and outdoor areas • Large classy kitchen and walk-in pantry • Enjoy bathing in velvety waters of the magnesium pool

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Beautiful Buderim residence This beautifully yp presented resented re home has an open-plan design with a central stone kitchen and dining and family living zones that flow to an outdoor living area. A separate office has north-east views.

20 Bunyarra Court, Buderim 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $625,000 RealWay Buderim 5445 2777 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514

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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This air-conditioned home on 728 square metres boasts a media room, contemporary kitchen with walk-in pantry, a study and a free-flowing living and family area, which opens out to a covered entertaining area and pool.

sat 1.00 - 1.30pm or by appointment buyers around mid $600,000s 5456 0214 peter hill 0418 879 885 10 Madagascar Court, Kawana Island 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car High $500,000s Elite Lifestyle Properties 5444 0111 Julie Coffey 0416 141 065

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maroochydore

42 gardak street

lifestyle situated little more than a few minutes walk from the best beaches the sunshine coast has to offer, this stunning home is full of size, style and sophistication. safe, secure, fully fenced and beautifully renovated, you can maximise your leisure time and minimise your work time...every single day! accommodation ideally setup for the family with older kids, this magnificent property provides 4 bedrooms plus office and 2.5 bathrooms. master suite, office, kitchen and main living are situated on the upstairs level. beds 2, 3 and 4 are located downstairs with rumpus, main bathroom and laundry.

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features a lined studio overlooking the pool simply perfect for guests. a sumptuous ensuite complements the master bedroom, with front and rear decks providing extra outdoor living areas. a blue chip location that is seldom available and highly sought after, making this home yours is a must.

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maroochydore

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lifestyle absolute waterfront homes on the sunshine coast are a finite resource and are the ultimate in lifestyle properties. with multiple entertaining areas throughout the home absorbing the water views, easy everyday living is yours for the taking in this beautiful property. accommodation this great size family home provides four bedrooms plus office all situated on a 674sqm block. clever design allows good separation between rooms, with the master, ensuite and office on the ground level and bedrooms 2, 3, 4 and main bathroom on the upper level. a sunken formal lounge features as you enter, with separate formal dining, family and rumpus rooms overlooking the canal.

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features separate gated boat ramp access with approval in place for a pontoon and decking as well. an intercom system and large storage areas are available and an enormous in ground pool with both covered and open entertaining areas completes the picture of this beautiful waterfront home.

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HI N T E R L A N D

A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER Keen for a tree change? Do your homework and ask the right questions before heading off in search of land.

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scaping to the country is a dream for many, and we are lucky on the Sunshine Coast that our hinterland is so close to the beach and main commercial suburbs, but there are some considerations when buying rural land or property. If you’ve always bought in suburbia, it’s a good idea to arm yourself before looking for that perfect rural retreat. Remote locations and access to utilities and services are a couple of things you will need to know about. Properties in towns such as Maleny, Cooroy and Palmwoods have access to fantastic services and offer a slice of rural life without the inconvenience. But if you’re convinced living on rural land is for you here are some key questions to ask when searching for a slice of country paradise.

check what services run to the property such as water, power and rubbish collection.

IS THE PROPERTY IN THE ZONE? It’s a good idea to check the zoning on any property you buy, not just those in the hinterland. It’s also essential to find out if there are any easements on a property you’re looking to buy. Ask your agent about waterways and drainage and

WILL IT COST ME? While an extra half-hour drive to work and school mightn’t seem too bad, it will add to your fuel bill. But rural properties can also end up costing their owners in terms of maintenance. That quaint Queenslander with several outbuildings and

PHOTO: Greg Gardner

DOES THE PROPERTY SUIT MY NEEDS? Sit down with your family and make lists of musthaves and would-likes. If you are looking at a property and have children, find out from the real estate agent what the surrounding schools are like. Don’t want to use the car? Then you’ll need to know where you can access public transport. Need decent phone reception? That can be patchy in places on the Coast. Arm yourself with a list of needs and wants before looking at property so you know which questions to ask.

rickety shed might not seem that quaint if you end up forking out cash every weekend to fix leaky roofs, rotting timber, cracked concrete and broken gates. AM I BEING REALISTIC? Open spaces, peace and quiet. It sounds idyllic, but the reality of living 10 kilometres from the nearest corner store or newsagent can be far from

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

REAL ESTATE

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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK

• Original and historic • Classic features throughout • Verandahs on 3 sides • Magic 3 acres • More photos ID 1880068 @ www.dayandgrimes.com

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

$162,000

$675,000 Ian Black 0407 587 503

Gary Langford 0412 348 533

DRESS CIRCLE LOCATION • 4 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms • 3 Car Garage with remotes • Huge area under house • Rumpus/Dual living • Workshop & Storage • Level all useable with Views

$495,000 Ian Black 0407 587 503

“LAUREL SPRINGS” UNIT • 2 Bedroom with 2-way bathroom • Open plan living – large • Single lock-up garage

• Sun/sewing/reading room/ office • Air-conditioning • Handy to town and hospital

12 ACRES – WALK TO NAMBOUR GENERAL HOSPITAL

NAMBOUR HEIGHTS

This is an outstanding acreage to enjoy absolute privacy or sub-divide now or in the future. The offering consists of two adjoining • Great views over town titles totalling 12 acres (4.9 hectares) with a lowset character • Totally restored Queenslander • Development potential under homestead on one of the titles. Will sell as one or separate.

• Close to shops and hospital • Polished timber floors • Original windows and features

$155,000

All offers considered

$385,000

Gary Langford 0412 348 533

Ian Black 0407 587 503

Gary Langford 0412 348 533

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WEST WOOMBYE 81 Parsons Knob Rd

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• Spacious bedrooms, plenty of cupboard space, master with private ensuite. An abundance of features waiting to be brought back to life • 3 Bay shed plus 2 carports provides plenty of car accommodation, storage or fantastic workshop. • Plenty of features throughout this home.

FOR YOUR PERSONAL INSPECTION :CONTACT: David Menck 0408 713 834

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

it. If you love your morning coffee at the local cafe, do you really want to drive 20 minutes to get it? If you want a huge backyard, are you prepared to spend your weekends mending fences and mowing lawns? And what happens during heavy rain to that long dirt driveway? You’ll need to be prepared to embrace the negatives as well as the positives of rural living. Life on land can be incredibly satisfying – just ask the hinterland locals who do it – but it can be a shock for those moving out of town and away from amenities.

www.woombyerealty.com.au 12 Blackall St, Woombye 5442 1855

elderspalmwoods.com.au

Renovators…true potential here! • 1.093ha (approx 4.76 acres) level usable land • Timber house with lockable outside room • Polished timber floors in living areas • 4 built-in bdms • Large living room with wood heater • Sep dining room • Neat kitchen • I/g salt water pool Address: Inspect: Auction: Contact:

259 Sippy Creek Road, Tanawha Every Saturday 12-1pm or by appt On site 7th July 2012 at 11am Helen Turner 0413 156 885

OPEN FOR INSPECTION SATURDAY 10-11am 358 CANDLE MOUNTAIN DRIVE, PEACHESTER

West Woombye 39 Towen Mountain Road

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Open Sat & Sun from 12.00pm to 12.45pm | Auction on site Sun 24th June 2012 @ 1.00pm A Private Place of Relaxation - Auction this Sunday • 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

• 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!

Mike Burns 0418 991 702, Natalie Massa 0402 807 260 Elders Palmwoods Web Id 4260179

Auction

17.65 Hectare PRIVATE COUNTRY ESTATE • LUXURY HOME • VIEWS • CREEK • PASTURE & BUSHLAND To discover this secluded country style five bedroom brick and tile masterpiece, follow a long driveway beside creek and pasture to the top of the property. High ceilings, spacious living areas, formal lounge dining, family room with wood heater, king size bedroom, ensuite and walk in robe, main bathroom has spa and shower. There’s a modern family size kitchen, media room, separate office, library, a 40 metre verandah overlooks landscaped gardens and panoramic views of the Glasshouse Mountains, all this plus a two bedroom cottage, five bay shed, fenced paddocks and more. Incredible value at only $995,000 View: www.qldipa.com.au ID 109582631 or www.malenyrealestate.com ID 6217683

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Open Sat & Sun 11.00am to 11.45am Entertainers Paradise • 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG brick & tile home • Private, fenced flat yard, shed • Tiled patio area adjoining inground pool with water wall feature

Marilyn McShannon 0402 218 238

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• 2 generous living areas + formal lounge • Close to Burnside schools & hospital • Bonuses - 3x air cons, water tank, fully security screened

Steve Miller 0414 780 289 Elders Palmwoods Web Id 4125000

$418,000

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Handy in Minyama Cllose to Close to parks park ks aand nd d a sh short hort rt d drive rive i Shoppingworld, ffrom Kawana K Sh i ld this family home features four bedrooms, a study, a spacious living area and a separate dining area. The contemporary kitchen boasts a dishwasher and the gardens are low maintenance. Pets on application.

5 Waringa Court, Minyama 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $625 per week Platinum Properties 5437 8806

Available Friday July 20

Rentals

Unit for Sale

YANDINA Brand new 5 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, covY ered ent area, side access, walk to school and village. $465 pw. Ph 0418 774 009

ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT PENTHOUSE View at rollingsurfresort.com.au

Jump the rent queue Houses for Sale AUCTION on site Sunday 24/06/12 @ 12pm 27/50 Aspland Street, Nambour Spacious, modern, well maintained townhouse. Walk to all amenities. Two bedrooms plus study, 2.5 bathrooms, open plan living area, modern kitchen, courtyard, garage and carport plus loads of storage. Vendor very keen to hear offers and sell on the day. Victor Realty 5476 0050

Private Sale - Rolling Surf Resort Kings Beach, Caloundra Perfectly positioned luxury unit with full sized private rooftop. No roads to cross to Kings Beach in sought-after Resort. Uninterrupted views to Moreton Island. 2 brm, 2 bath. Spa + private kitchen & sauna on rooftop. Facilities: 60m pool, games room, restaurants etc. Perfect - nothing to be done. All records avail. Offers over $560,000. Ph 0419 141 711 to arrange inspection.

Unit for Sale & Open for Inspections Rentals

Rentals www.kawanacoastrealty.com.au 3/700 Nicklin Way, Currimundi 5437 6444

CALOUNDRA/IVADALE LAKES - 4 bedroom home, ensuite, airconditioned, double garage, fenced yard $430pw

1 1 2 WARANA $290PW 2 bed, 1 bath, SLUG, neat & tidy duplex, air-con, covered outside area, quiet location. AVAIL NOW 1 1 3 BUDERIM $320PW 3 bed, 1 bath, SLUG, separate lounge/dining area, air-con, dishwasher, balcony. AVAIL NOW 2 1 2 WARANA $355PW 2 bed, 1 bath, double carport, canal frontage, covered entertaining area. AVAIL NOW 2 2 3 CALOUNDRA $360PW 3 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, open plan living areas, ceiling, close to beach, shops & restaurants, sorry no pets. AVAIL 6/7/12 1 BUDERIM $365PW 2 3 Fully furnished, 3 bed, 2 bath, SLUG, quiet location, covered outdoor area, gated complex. AVAIL NOW BUDDINA $375PW 1 4 4 bed, 1 bath, separate living areas, modern kitchen with dishwasher. AVAIL 19/7/12 WARANA $380PW1 1 1 2 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car, 180° water views, open plan living area, quiet location, sorry no pets. AVAIL NOW BOKARINA $380PW 1 2 3 3 bed, 2 bath, SLUG, recently renovated, spacious living areas, large yard, close to schools, shops, parks & beaches. AVAIL 15/8/12 WURTULLA $380PW 2 1 3 3 bed, 1 bath, double carport, lock up garage, air-conditioned, ceiling fans, huge covered outdoor area, close to beach. AVAIL NOW AROONA $395PW 2 2 3 3 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, ceiling fans, dishwasher, covered outdoor area. AVAIL NOW WARANA $400PW 1 2 3 3 bed, 2 bath, SLUG, air-con, covered outdoor area, close to beach. AVAIL NOW 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 WARANA $440PW 1 2 3 3 bed, 2 bath, renovated kitchen, one street from beach, big workshop shed, pool, pets on application. AVAIL NOW 2 2 WURTULLA $460PW 4 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, fully renovated, close to beach, side gate access. AVAIL 28/6/12 2 3 5 LITTLE MOUNTAIN $495PW 4 bed plus study, 2 bath, DLUG, 2 living areas, covered outdoor area. AVAIL 17/7/12 2 2 4 MAROOCHYDORE $595PW 4 bed plus study, 2 bath, DLUG, pool, indoor spa, close to the Maroochy River, pets on application. AVAIL NOW. 2 2 4 MINYAMA $625PW 4 bed + study, 2 bath, DLUG, large spacious living areas, fully fenced, pets on app. AVAIL 20/7/12 4 3 3 DIDDILLIBAH $650PW 3 bed, 3 bath, 4 car, 8 acres, horse paddocks, 2 dams, only 8 min drive to beaches. AVAIL 27/6/12 MINYAMA $780PW 2 2 4 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, waterfront, pontoon, pool & spa, covered outdoor area, separate living areas. AVAIL 1/8/12

MAROOCHYDORE - Selection of fully furnished 2 bedroom villas, aircon, carport pool and bbq area in quiet complex. $280 to $290pw MAROOCHYDORE - 2 bedroom unfurnished villa, aircon, carport pool and bbq area in quiet complex. $280pw NAMBOUR - First weeks rent free - Selection of near new 2 bedroom townhouses in quiet complex, 2 living areas, ensuite, airconditioned, large deck, central location $300 to $330pw

PH: 5437 8806

www.platinumproperties.net.au platinum@platinumproperties.net.au

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55/11 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya

CALOUNDRA/IVADALE LAKES - Spacious 3 bedroom homes with separate self contained 1 bedroom granny flat, 2 bathrooms, aircon, fenced yard $550pw

To inspect these properties please call Anita Humphreys on 0414 571 260 or 5445 5811

This very modern unit offers the lot Instructions are clear present all offers • 5th floor level overlooking Regatta Waterway. • 3 Bdrms, main overlooking water • Ensuite to main • Plenty of cupboard space to all bdrms • Kitchen with 2 pac cupboards and modern appliances • Open plan living • Separate bathroom with modern decor • 2 Big balconies overlooking the water, 1 facing east • Controlled ducted air throughout • 2 car spaces in security parking • Pool in complex • Complex fully secured • Close to all amenities and the new hospital • Body corp fees just over $5,000 if paid on time Inspect: Saturday 12-12.45pm or by appt Price: expressions of interest Call Geoff 0421 305 806

28 Kingfisher Street Aroona $449,000 NEG Potential Dual Occupancy. Hi-Set, Two Story, Views from the deck to CBD. 3 x large living areas, 3/4 bed, 2 bath, 2 x Garage, Carport, large vehicle pad OFI Sat 11-11.45am Lynne-anne 0412 737 403 4 Corella Street Parrearra $395,000 NEG 3 bed, 1 bath, Combined kitchen and dining] 2x carspace. OFI Sat 1-1.45pm Andrew 0418 878 647 33 Spinnaker Street Wurtulla High $300,000 NEG 3 bed, 1 bath. SLUG. Great Position. OFI Sat 12-12.45pm Lynne-anne 0422 737 403 74 Lowanna Drive Buddina Expressions of Interest 50 metres to beach--3 Beds, 1 bath, combined kitch/din OFI Sat 2. 2.45pm Lynne-anne 0422 737 403 16 Creekside Blv Currimundi $370,000 3 bed, 2 bath, large 919m2 block 2 x garage OFI Sat 1-1.45pm Andrew 0418 878 647

Houses for Sale 2/18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE

5442 1888

OPEN HOUSE

Coolum Beach $310pw 2 brm unit, master bdrm with ensuite, 2 living areas, air con, SLUG, Swimming pool in complex. Opposite beach. AVAIL NOW Buderim $320pw 3 brm townhome, close to town centre, 2 bthrms + toilet downstairs, air conditioning in lounge, SLUG. AVAIL NOW Mountain Creek $320pw One week’s free rent!! 2 bdrms, 1 bthrm, single garage ducted aircon. Great position. Complex has private jetty and deep water access. AVAIL NOW Sippy Downs $420pw Lawn maintenance included. 4 bdrms, 2 bthrms, dishwasher, fans, air-con in master, DLUG, quite area. AVAIL NOW Sippy Downs $430pw Brand new! 4 bdrms, 2 bthrms, open plan living with air-con, DLUG, security screens and doors, fenced yard. AVAIL NOW Brightwater Estate $470pw 4 bdrms, 2 bthrms, 3 living areas, large air-con in master & living, dishwasher, fans, security screens, large corner block, double gated side access. AVAIL NOW Ballantyne Crt, Glenview $475pw 5 bdrm 2 bathrooms, pool, spa, fully fenced backyard, pets on application, 3 living areas, 2 verandahs, large shed. AVAIL NOW

Call CALL us today TODAY on07075476 5476 5588 5588

Palmwoods 342 McDonalds Rd Sat 11-11.40 6.77 Choice acres, only 5 mins to town. Panoramic views from all angles, ideal horse property, rich fertile land, large dam & fruit trees. Brick home + 3 bay shed. Prime acreage property. HOT AUCTION!! Woombye 153 Blackall Rnge Rd Sat 12-12.40 Diverse 2.1 acres. Something for everyone here, 2 brm timber cottage, 3 brm, funky liveable shed & a fenced horse paddock down the back. This property is private and $430,000 great value. West Woombye 609 Dulong Road Sat 1-1.40 Large ultra modern, open plan home on 3 acres with panoramic views over National Parkland. 4 brms, 2 bath, bamboo floors. Private & low maintenance. Mid $500,000’s Sensational value. Woombye: Set in the Heart of Woombye... This gorgeous, architecturally designed home set alongside parkland offers privacy and style. 997m2 block, 2 brms, 1 bath + study. Perfect to downsize to or extend further. This home is Value... $349,000

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Woombye: 2yrs young... Views... Big Block Just a few jobs to complete and it’s like brand new! Internal painting, floor coverings and driveway. Close to Schools, shops, transport. Private & treed on 936m2 $349,000 block.

81 PARSONS KNOB RD WEST WOOMBYE Owners want offers!

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4 brms, 2 bath, teenagers retreat, 1.17 acres... inground pool, views from timber deck, 3 bay shed + 2 carports Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 David Menck 0408 713 834 Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599

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VIRGO Aug 24-Sep 23 Over the next few years, friends and finances are a messy mix so try to keep the two separate. Plus pay close attention to your dreams – are they trying to tell you something?

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SCORPIO Oct 24-Nov 22 Uranus squares Pluto today – and then six times again over the next three years. Radical changes are coming into your life and, the more you resist them, the more difficult they will be.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 23-Dec 21 You can be delightful company – when you’re in the mood. With Jupiter now in your charm zone, the next 12 months is the time to ask for what you want. You might just get it.

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