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CAPRICORN Dec 22-Jan 20 Does your peer group encourage you to pursue your professional ambitions? True mates will support your goals and dreams, while fair-weather friends will fade away.
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ARIES March 21-April 20 Communication may be strained, as a loved one fails to appreciate your enthusiasm for a project. Single rams – if you come on too strong, you’ll scare potential partners away.
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he world’s problem with weight is a complex issue, and while we don’t have enough space in the magazine to even come close to dealing with all the factors involved in the ‘global obesity epidemic’, this week the MWP staff thought the time was right to at least get the region talking about it. While we gear up for bikini season it’s even more apparent that we are getting fatter, and for most of us it starts with an extra couple of hundred grams on the scales. Obesity, it seems, is a slippery slope that has become a huge public health problem as well as a personal dilemma. So it’s time to look after ourselves – join Jarna Baudinette on page 6 for more. Tomorrow night, some MWP staff members, including myself, are joining the leaders in local business and heading off to the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network
] Awards evening. You’ll notice over the past few weeks we have been bringing you interviews and news about the event, and this week we talk exclusively to the 30 nominees. That special feature starts on page 32. Over in property we’ve been exploring the latest in kitchens and bathrooms – whether you’re doing up your current home, renovating a new purchase or thinking about revamping your property to make it more appealing to buyers, these are the rooms that are most often given a makeover. That’s on page 46. My late grandfather’s lifelong dream was to own a Jag, and in his later years that dream came true. I wonder what he would make of the latest Jaguar, which we review on page 41 in motoring. Speaking of grandfathers – you can find the perfect Father’s Day gift in this week’s My Style. Dust off the credit card and turn to page 24.
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PREVIEW The world is getting fatter, and while healthy choices are the obvious solution, it isn’t always that simple. As Sunshine Coasters’ thoughts turn to trimming down for the coming summer, MWP seeks out answers to a weighty issue. WORDS Jarna Baudinette
e’ve just spent two weeks watching some of the fittest bodies in the world run, swim and cycle their way to Olympic glory. The Games always inspire us to get fit and toned, and with summer fast approaching, many of us try to lose a kilo or two as well. But if you’re anything like me, a few weeks will have passed since the closing ceremony without you doing anything about it. A six-pack like Sally Pearson’s may be out of reach for the average person, but most of us still aspire to be as fit and healthy as we can be. However, statistics show the average Australian is actually becoming less healthy over time. Monash University’s Obesity and Diabetes Institute (MODI) says more than 17 million Australians are now
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overweight and four million – just under one-fifth of the total population – are obese. Worryingly, around 25 per cent of our children are also carrying excess weight, up four per cent from 1995. Tim Black, a dietitian and nutritionist with Access Allied Health, says obesity is a big health concern for our nation. “There is a large amount of statistical data showing Australia to have one of the highest prevalences of overweight and obesity [in the world],” Black says. “But this aside, you only need to go to any public place to see first-hand the high percentage of our population that are overweight or obese.” MODI predicts that if weight gain continues at the current levels, 80 per cent of Australian adults and 33 per cent of children will be obese by 2020. These M Y W EEK LY PREVIEW.C OM .A U
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A common mistake when trying to lose weight is to embark on a rigorous exercise regime. Such regimes are often not sustainable, taking up too much of a person’s time and energy
are big numbers, but Black says one of the leading causes of significant weight gain is an inability to recognise the importance of small numbers – where they matter, which is on the bathroom scale. Weight gain of 50 grams per week will result in an extra 10 kilograms over four years, and this slow creeping of the scales eventually leads locals to Access Allied Health’s personalised weight-loss service. The first step in treating obesity is to identity an individual’s personal motivation for weight loss. “Weight loss and maintenance can be a lengthy process and internal motivation is essential to achieving goals,” Black says. The next step is to review a patient’s diet and identify what changes need to be made. “These changes will vary depending on the individual being treated,” he says. “For some, a significant dietary change for a short period of time (for example, a high-protein diet or meal replacements) will be appealing, while others will prefer smaller, more manageable changes, [such as] eating smaller portions and cutting sugar out of tea or coffee. “Whether the initial approach is a strict ‘diet’ or manageable changes, for lasting results a sustainable approach will need to be determined eventually.” Many patients have tried to lose weight before, and Black says people are often disheartened by previous failed attempts. Others mistakenly believe they are too busy to change diet or exercise habits, or are “unaware of how small changes can make a big difference”. “People are aware that they should be eating less and exercising more,” Black says. “Most people that come into my office will say ‘I know what to do, I’m just not doing it’. Yet at the same time, people have a lot of strange ideas of how best to achieve weight loss and I have found that education on what really matters is essential to help people reach their goals.” Much of this education centres on choosing healthy, nutritious things to eat. We lead busy lives and are surrounded by processed and fast foods, often masquerading as ‘lite’ or ‘low-fat’ options while containing plenty of sugar and kilojoules. A 2012 report released by The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found nine out of 10 Australians aged 16 and over do not consume sufficient serves of vegetables in a day, and half do not consume enough fruit; children tend to eat a lot more fruit than adults, however, overall consumption decreases with age. Young children are heavily influenced by their family’s eating habits, and many long-term eating behaviours are formed as children – so if adult Australia is getting fatter, it stands to reason that our children will be, too. “Dietary and exercise education and strategies need to involve the whole family, not just the child,” Black MY W EEKLYPREVIE W. CO M . AU
says. “While it will be of some benefit to educate the child, parents and caregivers will need support in administering dietary and lifestyle change.” Black says a holistic approach to weight loss should also include low-intensity exercise – such as walking, swimming or cycling – three to four times per week. “A common mistake when trying to lose weight is to embark on a rigorous exercise regime. Such regimes are often not sustainable, taking up too much of a person’s time and energy, and are mostly ineffective for weight loss,” Black says. “This is because high-intensity exercise burns carbohydrate, not fat, which increases hunger.” Mark Stitt is the director of Suncoast Fitness and agrees there is no need to rush out and start training like Usain Bolt. “Every person is different and we have different genetic, social and environmental factors that affect the rate that we lose weight,” he says, adding that he prefers the term ‘fat loss’ to ‘weight loss’, as many people focus on the scales when they are really trying to shed excess fat. “However, I have, through my 19 years’ experience in this industry, found that realistic goals are about half a kilo to a maximum of one kilo per week, if you are on a healthy diet and exercise regime.” Stitt says training doesn’t necessarily have to be a specific set of exercises. “To maintain an above-average level of fitness and enjoy a healthier life and longevity, training three times a week is more than sufficient,” he says, adding that “getting out and playing sports, mountain bike riding, walking and anything that makes you elevate your heart rate and develop lean mass will suffice.” However, Stitt’s advice to those who have not participated in exercise for a while, or who have a specific weight- or fat-loss goal, is to “start slow [and] get professional advice”. An accredited trainer will help find a balance between resistance training, cardio training, eating plan and rest, which is essential to developing a long-term fitness plan. “But remember quality of life is essential and train to enjoy life – don’t make it a bore and a chore. Also, you know your body; do not let somebody push you to a point where you feel you are endangering your health or your wellbeing. It does not matter how slow you start, just start and you will feel the difference.” There are no quick fixes for weight loss, and sometimes it isn’t as simple as the ‘energy in versus energy out’ formula. Black says certain disorders, such as hypothyroidism or polycystic ovarian syndrome, can make weight loss very difficult; many medications cause weight gain as a side effect, and “on top of this, people lose weight at different rates and with varying success”, he says. However, this doesn’t mean people shouldn’t take the first steps towards a healthier life. “The formula is definitely not the same for everybody, except to say generally, if you stick with it, you will get there in the end,” Black says.
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FAST FACTS More than
Australians are overweight and more than four million are obese, with a body mass index
(BMI) of 30 or more. The incidence of obesity in Australia has more than doubled in the past
20 years. Australians will spend
billion to combat bulging waistlines in 2012-13.
GLOBESITY Obesity isn’t just a problem in the Western world. A recent report by ABC’s Foreign Correspondent found that in 1950, 700 million people were malnourished and 100 million were obese (mainly in wealthy countries). By 2010, 800 million were malnourished and 500 million were obese, and it is estimated this f gure will increase to more than one billion people worldwide by 2030. According to the World Health Organisation, 65 per cent of the world’s population now lives in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than malnutrition.
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he State Government appears to have placed plans to duplicate the North Coast rail line between Landsborough and Nambour firmly on the back burner. Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Scott Emerson, says the State Government’s focus is on improving the state’s “dire” financial situation. “I was very clear during the election campaign not to commit to duplication until I saw what the budget figures were,” says Emerson. “While I understand there is an infrastructure capacity issue at the Sunshine Coast, it was Labor who made a commitment to duplicate these lines and then broke their 2009 election promise. “As we are left to clean up the projected $100 billion debt left by Labor, all future projects are being reviewed as part of the budget process.” The 22 kilometres of rail line between Landsborough and Nambour is a very limited single track with passing loops at stations, and contains bends and steep slopes, which greatly restrict the speed of trains. The average train trip from Nambour to Brisbane takes two and a half hours, which would be reduced to an estimated one hour after completion of the project. Division 11 councillor Greg Rogerson says the rail duplication
to Nambour is crucial to make the town readily accessible as a transport-oriented development area. “It’s imperative we get it done,” says Rogerson. “There have been various figures put forward. First it was 2028 then it shifted to 2031 and at this point in time I’m not sure where it is at. “If it keeps getting pushed back,it just becomes harder and harder, especially for towns like Nambour, where you’ve had a mill that’s been closed and you’re trying to revitalise it. “I think they’re [the State Government] struggling with the fact they’re billions of dollars in deficit and obviously they don’t see it as a priority. They say they’re aware of it and they’re working towards it, but that’s basically all that’s been said.”
It is estimated that 30 per cent of children between the ages of eight and 12 now use Facebook, with 22 per cent of teenagers logging on to their favourite social media site more than 10 times a day. More than half of them do not understand privacy settings and are at risk of becoming involved in undesirable situations online. With social media use increasing rapidly, it is imperative parents understand the social media platforms their children are using and learn how to help their kids stay safe online. Tweens and Technology is a series of forums planned for the Sunshine Coast that bring together Queensland Police, social media experts, behavioural psychologists and school representatives to discuss safety in the online environment. The carefully selected panels will arm parents and children with the information they need to use social media wisely. Tweens and Technology will be held from 7pm to 9.30pm at St Andrews College on August 30, Sunshine Coast Grammar on September 13 and Immanuel College on September 19. Call 1300 430 320 or visit kotcfamilyforum.eventbrite.com to book.
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A HELPING HAND When Ben Carreira, the dealer principal of Caloundra City Autos, heard the story of a young local girl with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, he decided there was something he could do. Inez Emery, who is known as Nezi, was recently diagnosed with the disease. The seven-year-old needs regular treatment in Brisbane and the trips are made even more daunting for mum Renee Jenkins because she does not have a vehicle. Carreira was so touched by this story that he decided to give Nezi and her mum a pre-owned vehicle to help make life easier. But he wanted the offer to be a surprise. The family was asked to go to the Hot 91 studio in Maroochydore under the pretence of talking to
Left: Nezi and her mum. Above: Nezi’s new car radio presenters Todd Widdicombe and Sami Muirhead to brighten Nezi’s day. They had no idea that greeting them in the car park was Carreira, who gave the family a choice of either a Holden Commodore or Ford Laser. Nezi and her mum drove away in the Commodore.
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very school in Australia will receive a boost in funding under the government’s education reform plans, School Education Minister Peter Garrett says. “What we’re saying is really straightforward. Funding for every school will go up under our plan,” he told ABC Radio on Monday. “That’s consistent with what we’ve said all the way along. It hasn’t changed. It’s absolutely crystal clear.” Garrett was responding to reports one in three schools would be worse off under a new government plan. Julia Gillard told the Independent Schools National Forum in Canberra on Monday that every school in Australia will get a funding increase under the government’s response to the Gonski schools review due within weeks. “This plan will lift school standards, not school fees,” she said. Garrett has repeatedly said funding for every school would increase as part of the education reform plans formulated in response to the Gonski review. “No school will lose a dollar per student and … funding for every school would go up and that includes government and non-government schools,” he said. The Federal Opposition says Gillard’s school funding promise is an act of a “desperate government”. “[Gillard will] write cheque after cheque after cheque, because she knows she will probably never have to cash it,” Opposition Leader Tony Abbott told reporters in Canberra. AAP
Shade cloth could be soon protecting coral from heat stress if scientists concerned about saving oceans from global warming have their way. If current trends continue, atmospheric carbon dioxide could increase to more than 80 per cent above pre-industrial levels by 2050. Rising ocean temperatures and acidity could outstrip the ability of marine species to survive, says Ove Hoegh-Guldberg of the Global Change Institute, at University of Queensland. In a paper published in Nature Climate Change on Monday, Professor Hoegh-Guldberg and fellow researchers say current actions identified in national and international policy will not be enough to counter the impacts of the carbon dioxide emissions, if the trends continue. Shade cloth could protect corals from heat stress, which leads to bleaching. AAP
Switching electricity providers in too-hard basket Australians are worried about the high cost of electricity, but only one in five consumers is prepared to do something about it. A survey conducted for accounting firm Ernst & Young has found that while electricity is one of the most significant ongoing expenses after rent and mortgage repayments, only 20 per cent of customers are in the market for a new electricity provider. The customer experience survey found that more than a thirds of people had never switched providers, with many saying the experience was too hard. AAP
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ikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received a rapturous reception on August 19 during a carefully staged appearance on the balcony of Ecuador’s London embassy, where he has taken refuge for two months. Supporters, who numbered around 200 when Assange took to the microphone, clapped and chanted through a megaphone outside the embassy in the upmarket Knightsbridge neighbourhood. Around 150 of the world’s press also gathered at the site to hear from the man at the centre of a diplomatic storm between Britain and Ecuador. As anticipation grew before Assange’s appearance, the atmosphere on the street resembled a rock concert as activists cheered while former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón and the leftist intellectual Tariq Ali took to the loudspeaker. “I have spoken to Julian Assange and I can tell you he is in fighting spirits and he is thankful to the
people of Ecuador and especially to the president for granting asylum,” said Garzon. The founder of the whistleblowing website reminded the audience of the “threat” made by Britain that it could storm the embassy. He also thanked activists who maintained a constant vigil outside the building, saying “the world is watching because you are watching!” It was the first time in months that Assange has mobilised such crowds as support waned during his two-year failed judicial challenge to avoid extradition to Sweden. AAP
Do you wake in the morning feeling anxious for no apparent reason? Do you f nd yourself with panic overwhelming you through the day when nothing is planned? You might feel nervous about going to work or when the phone rings, when there’s nothing to be worried about. This can go on for months or years, and will cause debilitating emotions, reducing your ability to work, and cause relationship problems at home. There are a number of underlying causes that contribute to symptoms including anxiety, nervousness, depression, or lack of excitement and motivation for life. Stress feels overwhelming, and little upsets cause feelings of anger. Palpitations, irritable bowel syndrome, foggy brain and poor concentration can also occur. Even though it seems psychological, and you may have issues in your life contributing to it, there are two very common physical problems that cause your symptoms to feel more extreme than they should feel. These affect the nervous system, causing your f ght/f ight response to over-react. A malicious infection has been found to be a contributing factor in up to 90% of tested patients. It’s picked up from overseas, or having contact with
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’d like to meet the parent not guilty of at least occasionally resorting to smartphone syndrome with a bored or restless child. We’ve all seen it – mum or dad hands a little one an iPhone or similar such device and immediately the gadget’s most magical quality manifests; its ability to soothe – nay – hypnotise a child, while the parent shops, chats, waits in line or completes any number of tasks made easier by an occupied and relatively quiet child. The portable screen has become a powerful parenting crutch. And, really, what’s the harm in a few games of Angry Birds or Temple Run? Some of those apps actually look educational, with spelling lessons or chess strategy being taught. But psychologist Jim Taylor, author of the book Raising Generation Tech: Prepare Your Children for a Media-fuelled World, argues that we are setting harmful defaults in our young children’s mind with this behaviour. “What the child is learning is that whenever they get bored or cranky, they will be entertained,” he says. He sees parents giving children too much unguided access to technology at too young an age. All parents need moments of downtime or a break, he says, but these should be an exception rather than the rule. “Most parents put kids in front of screens as a way of medicating them, so [they] don’t have to work as hard,” he says. That can be a difficult truth to accept. As someone who works hard during the school year to enforce strict limits on all types of screen
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DGETS time and media consumption, I’ll be the first to admit, yes, it is easier to let tech toys cast their spell. My children recently accompanied me to an hour-long board meeting during which I needed to ensure they would be on their best behaviour. As a hedge against fidgeting, I allowed one child a handheld game device and the other an iPad. Even with the sound turned down on both devices, they were lulled into that techno-coma, spared the real-time experience of what actually was a rather boring meeting. (In fact, there may have been an adult or two checking emails or sending texts during much of the discussion.) Taylor is quick to point out that technology on its own is neither good nor bad. A television, computer or phone is value-neutral. It’s how we choose to engage with it that has consequences. We know these devices are changing the ways in which our brains work, yet we don’t know what the long-term impact on our children will be. But there is evidence of deleterious effects on attention spans and our ability to focus as our time spent with technology increases. Taylor also raises the question of opportunity costs, suggesting that the time spent on a computer, phone, tablet or video game is time a child is not engaged in potentially healthy behaviours, such as developing their imaginative and creative skills through unassisted play. Furthermore, there is no evidence that the early use of technology is educationally beneficial, Taylor says. “If a kid wants to learn how to play chess, get a chess board. There are better ways to learn, to develop skills, through three-dimensional human
interaction and physical manipulation,” he says. He encourages parents to think about and discuss the role they want technology to play in their family’s life. He supports the American Academy of Paediatric recommendation of no screen exposure before the age of two. He suggests that an hour a day – after homework and sports and certainly not during dinner – may be a reasonable amount of tech time for some families. But parents first need to examine their own attitudes and behaviour, he says. If the grown-ups are browsing the internet on their laptops or checking their phones during meals and on trips to the park, that behaviour sends a much more powerful message than the rules we attempt to establish. In a world ruled by connectivity, it may seem counter-intuitive to try to keep our children unplugged for much of their young lives. But those are precisely the years when children will develop their habits, beliefs and attitudes about technology use, Taylor argues. They become hard-wired and are likely to return to the default settings exposed to when they were young, he says. AAP
It’s too easy to hand over the smartphone while you cook dinner, clean the bathroom or have a wellearned cuppa. Parents should never feel guilty for wanting time away from kids, but it is vital to interact with children in playful ways as well as encourage independent play. Regular activity for young children improves self-esteem, thinking skills and co-ordination, helps foster social and emotional skills, and keeps weight in a healthy range. What you can do with your kids • Be a healthy role model by looking after yourself with good food, exercise and time out for yourself. • Keep balls, buckets and outdoor toys in your car for spontaneous stops at the park or beach. • Visit the local park – children love swings, slides and climbing frames. What you can do to encourage independent play • At home, set up an area inside with cushions to crawl over and push toys to encourage movement. • Have an outside area with bicycles, balls, hoola hoops and other toys. • Lay some wood on the ground and encourage your child to walk along it to practise balancing skills. • Cubbyhouses are fantastic for children of all ages – an old sheet over the dining table is enough.
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Earnings of $21.7 million from APN’s New Zealand publishing business in the six months to June were down 20 per cent from the previous corresponding period. Its Australian publishing division posted a nine per cent drop to $21.2 million. The company says if the decline in publishing revenues continues, earnings from its combined publishing operations will post similar falls in the second calendar half of 2012. APN’s Australian radio business earnings of $23.8 million was up 11 per cent on the previous corresponding period. Its outdoor advertising business also performed well, but its earnings were diluted by APN’s recently announced sales of half of the business in a joint venture with a private equity firm, Chenoweth said. AAP
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n the words of Pretty Woman’s Vivian, “Big mistake.” That is what I did when I ventured to Tides restaurant at Bulcock Beach. So what was the mistake? It was attending this restaurant at night and missing out on the most expansive water views the Coast has to offer. This restaurant has million-dollar views that can be enjoyed only during the daytime, however, nighttime dining has a special ambience not to be missed either. Upon entering, we were cheerfully greeted by a delightful waitress, and I so enjoy being seated with the wine list and menu in hand – it’s always a great start to an evening. The wine list is extensive – eight pages long – and we were pleasantly surprised by the wide range of wine that could be purchased by the glass. There was a good choice of truly remarkable quality wines, ranging from $9 to $18 dollars a glass. There is even a ‘scotch bar’ page, which makes great reading (scotch from six different regions of Scotland, no less), and contains scotches like a 21-year-old Johnny Walker Blue at $29 a glass! The hero of the champagne list is Perrier, but the selection is broad and reasonably priced. One gets the impression the reason the wine list is so extensive is because you could spend hours sitting out on the verandah, taking in the view all while sipping away on a special bottle or two! Inspired by the setting, we decided it just had
to be a seafood occasion and so chose a bottle of Domain Christian Salmon sauvignon blanc from Sancerre, France (I told you it was extensive). A good choice, as the wine had a nuance of ripe pear with a balanced structure and a hint of romantic indulgence about it. Our wine was accompanied by a serve of olive and feta flatbread with lemon ($11). The olive and feta is tart to taste, but the lemon reduction causes the tartness to meld beautifully in the mouth on impact. For starters, we indulged in the Hervey Bay scallops served with shallots and mint chilli salsa and tiger prawns, accompanied by fennel celeriac. It was refreshing being served scallops without the usual deluge of sauce, as we were left to enjoy their exquisite freshness and the delicate, slightly oceany taste. The tiger prawns were a taste sensation, as they were served with a fennel celeriac and a mix of orange and dates. The aroma was delightful and the taste was heavenly. The orange and date were a surprising mesh, but complemented each other perfectly. Both entrees were around $18 and for seafood, I thought it was good value. For the main I selected the Moreton Bay bugs with honey mustard marinade and served with fennel, basil and tomato salad. The bugs mixed with honey had a sweet, mellow finish and the salad was fresh and aromatic. My dining partner decided on the barramundi jungle curry sauce and
lemongrass rice. The presentation of the fish was well thought out, the curry was not too hot and blended well with the lemongrass rice combination, and it was a very generous size indeed. The mains were priced at about $30 to $40. If seafood is not your thing, there is also a whole ‘premium steak selection’ page, with a huge 500-gram T-bone from the Gippsland district taking centre stage, hitting the scales at about $36 and served with the classic beer-battered chips. If you are a dessert person, you will be pleased with selections like the peanut brittle parfait or the Grand Marnier creme brulee (all around $13 ). I tucked into a warm lemon pudding which had the delightful sensation of sweet and sour and as it sat on my tongue just melted away. The chef, Wayne Smith, has put together some great variations like a six-course degustation at $75 a head with wines to match, and I think that I might be tempted back to try that, as it would be a delightful way to let a lazy Sunday afternoon slip by. Tides also caters for dairy- and gluten-free diners. For the past three-and-a-half years, owner Michael Mulhearn has taken full advantage of his restaurant’s position and not fallen into the trap of relying on the view to get them over the line (although he could and quite easily). This restaurant has stylish offerings and no surcharge for public holidays – smart.
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unshine Coast reggae fans are in for a treat this weekend, as local bands The Floating Bridges and The Green Room headline the final free community SunDayze Series concert at Moffat Beach. The council-run event, themed ‘Island Beatz’, will be held at Eleanor Shipley Memorial Park from 2pm. Families will be catered for with free face painting and a jumping castle. The Floating Bridges’ fusion of roots, funk, rock and reggae, along
with their energetic live performances, has seen the five-piece gain popularity over the past few years, landing support gigs with Jimmy Barnes and John Butler. The Green Room’s creative sound blends reggae influences with surf rock undertones and delivers a positive message in a high-energy stage show. A taste of the Caribbean will come courtesy of The Pantastic Steelband, a roving three-piece who entertain with bright, rhythmic music played on Trinidadian steel drums.
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ARIA-award winning artist Dave Graney has been making music since the late ‘70s and is in town with his band, the mistLY, as part of a national tour to promote their new album You’ve Been In My Mind.
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Professor Robert McLachlan says the researchers has targeted a factor in DNA remodelling that is essential for sperm production, blocking the cell division necessary to produce normal sperm. However, he says lengthy research will be needed in animals before it can even begin tests in humans. “The development of a potential contraceptive is a very long and arduous process leading up to the first human studies,” McLachlan, the director of clinical research at Prince Henry’s Institute in Victoria, says. He adds that not all of the mice had sperm counts reduced to zero, and for the drug to be useful it will need to be proven to be almost universally effective. Although the reproductive systems in mice and men are similar, proof is needed in human sperm production. “Research will need to confirm the authors’ assertion that the drug is free of adverse effects on other tissues and that it is fully reversible,” McLachlan says. “Ultimately, the
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he local business community is looking forward to the 2012 Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Awards Gala, which will be held this Saturday night at The Events Centre, Caloundra. Now in its 14th year, the awards program aims to celebrate the outstanding success and contribution of the Coast’s working women. This year the SCBWN received more than 140 nominations and 50 written submissions. “Usually the woman will be nominated by a business colleague or family friend, someone who sees her as an outstanding business woman,” says Michelle Hamer, who has been chair of the judging committee for the past 10 years. “From there we write to those ladies and ask them to prepare an application to come in. There are nine questions, ranging from their business plans through to personal insights into their idea of success, what it means to them.” Three judges then sit down over a weekend and narrow the field to 30 finalists. Each year the judging panel includes some previous winners, and this time Hamer
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There are six judges in total, with three looking at a finalist’s written submission and three attending the interview. “Each judge scores independently and that information comes back to pick the winners,” Hamer says. The selection process for the Outstanding Business Woman is slightly different, with all of the judges “locking themselves in a room” for hours to debate which finalist is most worthy of the accolade. “We put all the ladies on the table and ask, who’s the one who is coming to share their time, who is going to give back to the Coast’s business and social community – who is going to be available to mentor and inspire our members, and the wider business community,” Hamer says. This same desire to give back is reflected in the judging panel, who are often extremely busy but
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Name the three key factors for your success. Passion – love what you do, I do. Integrity – believe in your product/service and stay true to your values. Excellence in service. What people inspire you? People who get things done, people who take responsibility and believe in possibility and try rather than whinge and give up. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Go back to the basics – customer service. It is a dying quality. Don’t grow too quickly and don’t lose sight of people – this includes clients, your team and family. What is your personal motto? Be passionate about what you do. If you lose your passion, change your path.
What do you love about your job? The challenge. We are in an exciting industry, one that is enjoying unprecedented growth. This brings challenges that require ‘out-of-the-box’ solutions. These solutions need to be creative. I love that the business provides me with the opportunity to create and build something worthwhile. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? What tough economic climate? I have a great belief that you create a future you believe in. And you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Operate within your means. If you can’t, expand your offering. Don’t stop learning, and always look for ways to improve.
How did you get your start in business? I have always been involved in training and education. After a couple of unsatisfactory experiences with other training companies, I thought everyone deserves to work with a company that won’t constantly change their times around or just not turn up. What people inspire you? My parents (who died way too young) – they were very kind, loving, kept their own counsel, worked hard, never raised their voices and loved every day together. Advice for those in this tough economic climate? Don’t give up, do what you love to do, and be adaptable to changes that need to be made in order to stay competitive.
Name the three key factors for your success. Persistence, resilience and enthusiasm. I have never given up on my vision for Changeworks. My resilience has kept me going through the rollercoaster ride. What people inspire you? The parent who shows up to work and performs despite a sleepless night, those who work tirelessly for a cause, CEOs who hold all of their stakeholders in equal regard. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Get crystal clear on why you are in business and the values that drive you, as this will help keep you and your people motivated and focused through challenging times. Get creative and get support.
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How did you get your start in business? My husband and I had a massage equipment supply business, but conversations with customers were dominated by how they were attracting clients and promoting their new businesses. When some massage students suggested I run marketing workshops, I knew I had stumbled on a winner. Name the three key factors for your success. Tenacity, adaptability and a can-do attitude. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Don’t go it alone, personally or professionally. Joint venture with other businesses to deliver a greater product and service than you can on your own.
What do you love about your business? My professional and personal life are connected and I love that. I get to do what I love and be involved in purposeful activities, go to amazing places and be with people who share the same hopes, goals and wishes I do. What people inspire you? Carla Zampatti is someone who radiates self-belief and I learnt from her it’s important to get more comfortable with taking risks, taking a chance on your dream. My friends who have loved me through this journey and my wonderful husband Eric. What is your personal motto? I can go from ordinary to extraordinary, I just need guts and I need to try.
What do you love about your job? Satisfaction in helping people turn their dreams into their reality. What people inspire you? One of the smartest women in business today is Tyra Banks. Tyra modestly advises, “to serve another woman to help her feel empowered and self-confident’’ is what drives her. Tyra is a supermodel turned talk show host turned author turned media and business mogul. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Relationships are the key. Refer-ability is essential in building your business in a tough economic climate. You have to nurture these business relationships to enhance trust, respect and opportunities.
How did you get your start in business? I started work in the marketing and advertising industry in Sydney. The companies I worked for focused on brand development, consistency and awareness, igniting in me a love of all things ‘brand’. What do you love about your job? I love to be creative and build relationships with my clients and be as excited about their business as they are. Most small to medium businesses reflect their owners’ business ethics and who they are as a person. It’s great to be able to translate that into a logo, business cards, flyers or their website. What is your personal motto? It all comes down to love. I love what I do and I love life.
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How did you get your start in business? Millennium Education was created from a need for alternative techniques in regards to education on health and children. Many clients wanted to know the emotional and mental link to disease and also how to empower children. What people inspire you? I am inspired by anyone who sees an opportunity and goes for it. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Life is made up of your personal reality. Focus on your dream and invite others to assist you. What is your personal motto? Serve others and you shall be served. Create value for others and you will be rich on all levels.
Name the three key factors for your success. Build trusting networks of like-minded professionals. Continue to learn, question and develop my skills, mindset and the ways I do business. Grow and develop a strong team. What people inspire you? I am inspired by anyone who is giving it their all to do a job or grow a business that they completely love. Anyone who has a vision and is committed to making it a reality is an inspiration to me. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Talk to other people in business and understand you are not alone. Refuse to buy into the negativity and create partnerships with others.
How did you get your start in business? It was based on my passion for spice and food and I wanted to share my knowledge with people. It was all about timing for me. What people inspire you? Grounded people who have been successful or are successful in their business who are willing to listen to me and give me advice. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Network, network, network! See what opportunities can be pursued by partnering with other people or businesses or at least making referrals. What is your personal motto? Do the right thing and love doing it.
Name the three key factors of your success? Service – I have service standards I set for myself and deliver on these when dealing with clients and referrals. Integrity – being trustworthy and a person of my word are the most essential parts of being successful. Approachability – having an ability to empathise builds rapport. What people inspire you? People who are passionate about their job and know all aspects of it. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Seek help if you are unsure sooner rather than later. What is your personal motto? The only place success comes before work is the dictionary.
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How did you get your start in business? It began with networking. As a junior at my local golf club I made an impression on a business owner and secured a job after school. Every job, promotion or role I have ever had in the past 25 years in corporate finance and business has been a result of clever networking, finding great mentors and listening to advice. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Know your market, know your product and know your bottom line. Identify your point of difference and execute. When you know your business and in particular your point of difference, you will never be afraid to ask for business.
How did you get your start in business? My passion for technology, sociology and business has given me the opportunity to work with organisations on developing digital marketing strategies. After seeing a gap for accredited digital marketing and social media training I developed the first nationally accredited Secrets to Social Media Mastery certificate IV business course. What do you love about your job? Working in a field I have always been fascinated by gets me out of bed every morning. What people inspire you? Ita Buttrose. She is a person with many firsts to her name; she has truly paved the way.
What do you love about your job? I love the variety of my work – in one day I may be rescuing a newborn calf from the creek, up to my knees in cow pats. Later that day I could be attending a function with key industry leaders. What people inspire you? My first boss Rob Outridge continues to inspire me. His business model has always been based on ‘be inspiring’. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Remain true. Build a connection with your customer. The success of our business lays in our authenticity. We don’t try to sell milk to everyone; our goal is to do business with those who share our beliefs.
What do you love about your job? Mentoring and encouraging others. Initiating new projects and seeing them come to fulfilment, and meeting amazing people. Name the three key factors for your success. Identifying and giving clarity to your vision and goals, and actioning that plan. Building strong relationships. Marketing your product or business. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Be flexible, look for ways to have a point of difference and review budget and progress. Get advice from someone who is more experienced and do not allow the economic climate stop you from expanding and progressing.
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Name the three key factors for your success. Attention to detail, excellent communication skills and determination. What people inspire you? All of the hardworking, self-made Sunshine Coast business people who I deal with every day. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Make sure you have a business plan with a clear vision to help you achieve your goals. This will help you create and maintain a competitive advantage. You can then build your marketing plan around these advantages. Regular analysis of financial statements is also extremely important and often overlooked by business owners.
How did you get your start in business? When my husband opened his private practice on the Coast, I was his practice manager. After five years of listening to the concerns of cancer patients, we realised the Coast needed a designated unit with specialised care. Name the three key factors for your success. Passion, honesty and creating fun. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Success isn’t all about financial gain, it is also having a balance between work and family life. Continue to be passionate about what you do, but reign in expenditure during tougher financial periods without compromising quality.
How did you get your start in business? With a degree in hospitality management. I worked in Melbourne with the Park Hyatt. I started as a porter parking cars and after 18 months I had worked my way through the front office department to become the assistant concierge. I also worked on super yachts for six years. Name the three key factors for your success. My success is down to hard work, sacrifice and common sense. Six years in yachting has taught me many things. It has taught me to appreciate the small things, how to empathise with the people I work with and for, and that you need to have a balance between work and home life.
How did you get your start in business? My love for looking after people got me started, and having the determination at 21 years old to get a business loan and have a go. Name three key factors for your success. Planning with followthrough. Education from some of our country’s greatest presenters and business leaders. Motivation at a consistent level. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Focus on the customer and work on your business relationship with them consistently. There is cash flow out in this world, despite what the economy is going through. If you look after your customers, they will put your business into their budget.
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What do you love about your job? I love my interaction with new mums and dads who are navigating the confusing new world of parenthood. By providing sustainable and organic parenting products, as well as education and sustainable parenting practices, I am able to assist parents to make the best choices for their little ones and the planet. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Stay true to your core business vision. Don’t compromise your values and ethics to make a quick buck and always value your customers. Remember why they came to you in the first place, and they’ll always come back.
How did you get your start in business? I did my chef’s apprenticeship with Guy Grossi so I have always had a love for food, and after having my two children I found the passion for food preparation still alive, but the emphasis had moved to the baking and decorating of beautiful cakes. My business began as a hobby, but quickly grew from that to a full-time job when the beauty and taste of my cakes excited family and friends and the demand for my cakes expanded rapidly through simple word of mouth. What is your personal motto? Aristotle said, “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” I think this is great and it rings true for me.
What people inspire you? Risk-takers. Those who follow their passions and live their dreams even if it doesn’t seem right on paper. I love hearing stories of people making dramatic career changes later in life. It’s never too late to live your dream. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Take time to work on your business instead of in it. Research your customers and get to know them intimately. Then gather colleagues, mentors, friends and staff to brainstorm solutions. The best ideas are found when you are forced outside the box. What is your personal motto? Do what you love.
How did you get your start in business? I worked my way up from an entry-level sales position. It was natural for me to find ways to implement and develop new ideas to increase revenue. Making it extremely difficult to be replaced as a staff member is what put me in the position to be able to go into business for myself. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Adjust to suit the times – always look for ways to give people more value for their dollar as opposed to just increasing the cost of your product to cover yourself in hard times. I have found the easiest way to do this is to join forces with other businesses.
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What people inspire you? In business, I meet inspirational business people all the time. In Bulcock Street, Caloundra, there are businesses that have been around for 10, 20, even 40 years! I find that just amazing, and it inspires me to aim for Joybells to be a part of the fabric of our community for many years to come. Also, I am lucky enough to work with my mum on a daily basis. She is an incredible person and she has always been my greatest inspiration! Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Be positive, be pro-active and be careful with finances. What is your personal motto? Be the change you want to see.
How did you get your start in business? I have always been a worker. At the age of 14 I had three jobs and school – I always wanted to excel. At 19 I started my property management traineeship and it was at the REIQ that I met my husband. What people inspire you? If I had to name one it would be my mum. She is the most hardworking person I know. I love her energy, vitality and dedication. From the moment she wakes up she doesn’t stop until her head hits the pillow at night. Advice for those in business in this tough economic climate? Stick to the basics, concentrate on customer service and constantly monitor expenses.
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MAKE/MODEL JAGUAR XKR-S DETAILS Two-plus-two-seat, two-door, highperformance coupe with supercharged V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission.
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hey say power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. So you might as well just lock me up now and throw away the key. Those folk at Jaguar have ruined my reputation forever. The problem, you see, is the Jaguar XKR-S – the most powerful road-going machine ever to wear the famous leaping cat logo. A car that has taken the grand old British brand from the sublime to the ridiculous. To understand why this car is so outrageous, it’s helpful to look at its family tree. First came the XK. A beautiful, sporty-yet-luxurious two-plus-two coupe, with a ref ned yet powerful V8 engine. One of the most beautiful machines of recent times, it boasted all those famous Jaguar characteristics – grace, pace, space (OK, not so much of the space). Its V8 engine produced 280 kilowatts and it would reach the speed limit in a most respectable 5.5 seconds.
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Not satisf ed with that, the Jaguar engineers decided to add a supercharger to that glorious V8. The result was the XKR – same beautiful lines – but with an additional 95 kilowatts, and the ability to scorch the pavement on its way to a 0 to 100 kilometre-perhour time of 4.8 seconds. It’s one of the most delicious, desirable cars we’ve ever tested, leaving little to the imagination. If you could think about ways to improve it, the last thing to spring to mind would be that it needed more power. But seeing you didn’t ask for more performance,
Jaguar has delivered it anyway. Enter the XKR-S – which takes that snarling supercharged V8 and turns it up a few notches. The result is a car that pumps out an unconscionable 405 kilowatts and 680 Newton metres and which resides in the true supercar performance category. In just 4.4 seconds – less time than it takes to tie your shoelaces – this car will have you f ashing past the speed limit on its way to a top speed continued over>
TECH STUFF 5-litre alloy supercharged V8 with variable valve timing, active exhaust system and direct fuel injection produces 405kW@6000rpm, 680Nm of torque; six-speed automatic transmission with Active Differential, wheel-mounted gearshift paddles. PERFORMANCE 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds; 100-180km/h in 7.6 seconds; top speed 300km/h (electronically limited). FEATURES Carbon leather sports seats; seven-inch touchscreen cabin command system; premium Bowers and Wilkins audio system; electric seats, windows and mirrors; aerodynamic body kit; performance exhaust, 20-inch signature alloy wheels. THIRST 12.3L/100km. VERDICT Sublime? Yep. Ridiculous? Perhaps. But absolutely phenomenal. BOTTOM LINE $340,000.
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<from previous page of 300 kilometres per hour â€“ at which point an electronic speed limiter will prevent it from going even faster. The acceleration is pulverising â€“ pinning occupants back in their seats as the massive rear tyres scratch and scrabble for traction. Itâ€™s the kind of performance you would rarely have the chance to use, particularly on Australian roads with Australian rules. The XKR-S is an exercise in doing something not because you need to â€“ or even because you want to â€“ merely because you can. And those who buy it will do so for the exact same reason. It also costs a jaw-dropping $340,000, which is $100,000 more than the sublime XKR. For that price you get nine per cent more power and eight per cent more torque. You also get an uncharacteristically overt body treatment. Jaguar notes, somewhat pointlessly, that the XKR-S sips 12.3 litres per 100 kilometres on average â€“ and its emissions are â€œless
Hold on tight: youâ€™re in for a wild ride with the Jaguar XKR-S than 300 grams per kilometreâ€?. Less than an Airbus A380, too, in case youâ€™re wondering. In some ways, the XKR-S ceases to be what made the XK so special in the first place â€“ beautiful, sporty and yet somehow an expression of classy understatement. The XKR-S is about as understated as golfer John Dalyâ€™s wardrobe. Thereâ€™s a massive aerodynamic wing across the XKâ€™s once-shapely
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rear end â€“ made necessary by this carâ€™s thunderous power and fearsome acceleration â€“ designed simply to keep it from taking off. The car also sits 10 millimetres lower than the XKR, has firmer suspension and a stiffer chassis. Its electronic dampers monitor and adjust the suspension settings 500 times every second â€“ keeping those massive low-profile tyres perfectly glued to the pavement. Thereâ€™s also a body kit around the front and sides, which leaves it looking more like Mad Maxâ€™s V8 Interceptor than the elegantly sculpted car from which it is derived. The aggressive look is accentuated by the all-black presentation of our test car â€“ black paint, massive black 20-inch (50-centimetre) Vulcan alloy wheels, black grille, black trim. Jaguar calls it â€œa bespoke aerodynamic packageâ€?, developed using â€œcomputational fluid dynamicsâ€?. I call it black and scary. The XKR-Sâ€™s extra $100 grand pricetag also gets you absolutely massive brakes â€“ 380 millimetres on the front and 376 millimetres on the rear â€“ which stop the car like youâ€™ve reached the end of a very long rope. And a Performance Active exhaust â€“ which effectively opens the carâ€™s throat more quickly when you demand full acceleration â€“ both enhances its performance and the incredible sound it emits. The performance improvements on the XKR-S were developed by Jaguarâ€™s Test and Engineering Centre, located at Germanyâ€™s famed Nurburgring. The car, by the way, managed to lap the famous circuit in a blazing seven minutes, 51 seconds â€“ which is indecently quick. Inside, the treatment is also all about speed. The seats â€“ Recaro-
style sports buckets which seem to wrap around you from every angle â€“ are magnificent. They are among the best seats weâ€™ve ever settled into and perfect for the huge g-forces this car creates in corners. The seats can be adjusted in 16 different ways. Yes, 16. So a comfy driving position is not hard to find. The interior is beautifully finished in carbon fibre and sumptuous leather (which, for some reason Jaguar calls â€œcarbon leatherâ€?). Hopefully Julia Gillard wonâ€™t put a tax on it. Thereâ€™s a very intuitive touchscreen with sat-nav and all manner of adjustments for the cabin setup, including the imperious Bowers and Wilkins audio system. Thereâ€™s the now-familiar Jaguar rotary gear selector, which rises from the centre console when you press the start button â€“ it pulses like a heartbeat, inviting you to press it. And when you do, it fires up the most extraordinary sound from the big catâ€™s quad exhaust pipes. One critic described the sounds as like dropping a drum kit down an elevator shaft, which is close. Thereâ€™s certainly a rattling rawness to this engine, which is a world away from the silken burble of the basic XK â€“ reminiscent of the harsh bark of BMWâ€™S M-Sport engines, or those from MercedesAMG. Which is, of course, the point. As the revs rise, that rattle becomes a symphonic wail â€“ eight pistons and the whine of the supercharger howling in unison â€“ the scenery becomes a blur and things in your rear-vision mirrors become small very quickly indeed. Of course, like the standard XK, the rear seat is a token gesture. It would be OK for very small children, perhaps. But even a few minutes folded into the rear was enough to leave one of my teenagers nursing numb feet and a stiff neck. And putting a set of golf clubs into the rear hatch means removing a couple of the longest clubs â€“ the rear seats donâ€™t fold forward because of a massive beam which runs widthways across the rear of the car to stiffen its suspension. If it sounds like I didnâ€™t enjoy this car, that would be dead wrong. Itâ€™s a magnificent piece of engineering. Sublime. Ridiculous. And whatever comes next. Above all, powerful. And when you have this much power at your disposal, itâ€™s hard not to be just a little corrupted by it. M Y W EEK LY PREVIEW.C OM .A U
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DRINNANS DO THE COAST PROUD
f you’ve bought or sold a few cars on the Coast in the past 30 years, chances are you’ve come across a Drinnan. Doug Drinnan, the founder of Caloundra City Autos, is also known in the community as a philanthropist. And his son Phil is ensuring the family name is carried on in the local car industry. Doug established what was to become Caloundra City Autos in 1979, when there were far fewer car dealers in the region. “He was in Caloundra for 30 years,” says Phil. “I ran it with him for seven years and then the family sold that business.” That was in 2010 and Doug has since kept himself busy with his proposed Meridan Plains community centre. He has also been involved with Buderim Goodlife Community Centre, and his philanthropy extends to sponsoring children through Compassion Australia, building orphanages in India and offering aid to Africa. Phil is well known as the dealer principal at Sunshine Coast Honda. But car buyers might be surprised to bump into the senior Drinnan at the Kunda Park showroom. Phil says Doug recently joined the team as a consultant. “He keeps his hand in the industry,” says Phil. “We just want to continue the [Caloundra City] motto of doing things right by our customers, the community and our staff.”
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Local excellence recognised Every day we hear about the manufacturing industry in Australia being in decline, but local manufacturers Free Spirit Caravans are bucking the trend, and winning awards in the process. The latest recognition for the Caloundra-based business was recently given by Manufacturing Skills Queensland. According to Free Spirit’s director Elaine Foster,“It seems MSQ are recognising companies who are transferring new technologies and creating a new skilled workforce. They came and saw what we are doing, that we are using different practices and a different type of welding and they were impressed with how many apprentices we had.” Other things MSQ noted were Free Spirit’s patented chassis design, the caravans’ flooring systems, and the company’s research and development of the new walling panels.
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CLASSY K PREVIEW With spring around the corner it’s time for many to think renovations. The most commonly revamped rooms are always the kitchen and bathroom. Are yours looking a little tired? Read on for inspiration.
Kitchens Want a space you’ll be glad to slave away in? The trends in kitchens are all about looking good while functioning well so you can cook like a pro. Cooking ranges – Restaurant-style cooking ranges include many things. They are usually combinations of gas burners, grill, a wok burner plus a fryer and/or a steamer. Above all this there is a full-length hood providing maximum ventilation. Oh, and don’t forget the pasta filler
on the wall. But wait. You don’t have to own a restaurant to get all this. You can have it all in your own home if you choose. What if you don’t want all of that but do want some of it? All major appliance companies now offer 40- to 60-centimetre cooking modules that fit into your benchtop so you can pick the cooktops you want. There is even a steamer oven that can be built into the wall. Of course, if you still want it all, you can include a prep station and a computer station in your ideal kitchen. Tall walls – Tall walls are popular these days. A tall wall is one that houses stacked appliances such as a double oven plus a warming drawer or a double oven with a TV above, all built in. Tall walls usually fill an entire wall, so next to the ovens you might have a small work station with cabinets above and next to that the refrigerator/ freezer unit. Raised dishwashers – Dishwashers clean much better these days, but one thing that never made sense is how low to the ground you have to get to load and unload them. There are innovative designers who can raise the dishwasher for easier handling and it is easy to accomplish. A base is placed under the conventional dishwasher. The base is similar to those you see used under front-loading washing machines. Then the benchtop above the dishwasher is raised and used for prep work or for adding cabinets. Modular fridges – It seems that refrigerators and freezers are going modular. There are many companies that offer separate all-refrigerator and all-freezer options, and they come with glass doors and stainless steel, too. Keeping it clean – Organisation in the kitchen is always a must. You will easily find every form of organisational gadget on the market today, some of which include pull-out pantries, recycling organisers and spice organisers. Also available are compartmentalised drawers for cooking utensils or whatever you want to compartmentalise. Sinks come in all types of sizes and shapes and some even include integrated cutting boards. And surely you’ve seen the advertisements for the hands-free taps. What a great idea. AAP
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Y KITCHENS Bathrooms Bathroom supplier Reece recently revealed the top bathroom buying trends it believes home owners will be embracing in the next 12 months. So what is hot in the wet rooms? Freestanding baths – A few decades ago, a freestanding bath meant a grubby old clawfoot destined for the tip, but Reece reckons the popularity of freestanding baths has tripled in the past few years. And there are plenty of styles, shapes, sizes and colours to choose from now, as designers and home owners eagerly embrace this trend. Heated rails – There is nothing worse than jumping out of the bath or shower and throwing on the towel, only to discover it is still damp from the last time you used it, especially in the cooler months. Heated towel rails are increasingly popular additions in bathroom renos. “Australian home owners enjoy the instant touch of luxury a heated towel rail offers; it is the must-have luxury item of the bathroom,” says Reece Bathroom marketing manager Belinda Geels. As the popularity increases prices have come down and eco-friendlier rails are also available. Customisable furniture – Australian consumers are as considered as they have ever been when redoing the bathroom. With furniture and accessories carefully selected for form and function, the bathroom becomes even more
personalised. Reece reports “significant growth in the bathroom furniture category”. “Many vanity units now incorporate hidden compartments and additional storage options, which are particularly popular with customers,” says Geels. “There has been a distinct move from simple cabinetry to elegant pieces of furniture.” Twin rail showers – Who would have thought the humble showerhead came in the array of styles that can now be found in the bathroom showroom? And many of these save water without impacting on the shower experience. Reece reports that twin rail showers are hugely popular. “A twin rail shower unit offers flexibility for busy households, with the benefits of fully customisable height adjustments on the rail shower and a large overhead drencher for the ultimate showering experience,” says Geels.
simple lines and compact hardware. Geels says, “The sleek hidden waste trap makes the back-towall suites appealing to those desiring an elegant, finished look and makes cleaning efficient for time-poor households.” The ‘mini makeover’ – There are so many bathroom products and stylish accessories and furniture now on the market, that home owners are doing their own bathroom facelifts. Replacing tapware and showerheads, popping in new storage, repainting and adding a few functional pieces of furniture can transform the room.
Back-to-wall toilets – Back-to-wall toilet suites are also big sellers, as consumers look for clean,
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irst National Carolans made an impression at the real estate network’s national General Excellence and Marketing (GEM) Awards held during First National’s annual convention in Bali.
A national survey commissioned by St George Bank has found the average Australian home buyer spends more than seven months searching, does around 90 hours of research and inspects 12 properties before finally settling on a property to buy. Yet the nation’s average home buyer spends just one hour actually inspecting the property they will eventually buy before making probably the most important purchasing decision of their lives. “Most people will look at a new car for longer than they inspect the home they buy,” says Andy Fell, who is the general manager St George Retail Banking. Undertaken by Lonergan Research in mid-July 2012 in all states and territories, the survey findings revealed
The awards recognise the network’s top performers from around the nation and Carolans principal Peter Wrigley says the standard was high. His office was recognised for having the highest gain of property under management in the residential and combined categories for a medium office. Wrigley hopes the year ahead will be even more rewarding for his team. “All the staff should be very proud of their efforts,” he adds. And that team of people just gets bigger with Robyn Bayfield joining the Carolans office as a property manager. Bayfield has a background in business and communication and has worked in property management for 16 years.
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Australian property buyers spend an average of 3.2 hours per week for 28 weeks (or a total of 89.5 hours) on the research, which includes planning, inspecting and visiting real estate agents. Smartphones are quickly becoming a must-have tool for property buyers with the survey finding more than one in four prospective buyers have used one to access information on a property while at an inspection. However, it also found that about half the respondents still rely on a pen and notepad to record their impressions.
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A U C T ION S & M A R K E T T R A C K E R
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4 GIDGEE COURT, CALOUNDRA WEST On site Wednesday August 29 @ 5pm RE/MAX Property Services 5438 5224, Rob Whiting 0428 855 141 LOT 52 BRIDGE CREEK ROAD, MALENY On site Saturday August 25 @ 11am Maleny Realty 5499 9994, Geoff Wells 0418 787 060 UNIT 2605 ‘HORTON APARTMENTS’, 1 MUNGAR STREET, MAROOCHYDORE On site Saturday August 25 @ 1.30pm Mooloolaba Real Estate 5444 1066, Grant Cheatham 0411 467 917 5 TEPEQUAR DRIVE, MAROOCHYDORE On site Saturday August 25 @ noon First National Maroochydore 5479 6600, Kim Bourgois 0416 237 484 9 KURRAJONG CRESCENT, MERIDAN PLAINS On site Saturday August 25 @ 11am Platinum Properties 5437 8806, Steve Turner 0412 679 488, Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147 16 CRUSHER PARK DRIVE, NAMBOUR On site Saturday August 25 @ 1pm First National Carolans 5441 1344, Stephen Colasimone 0413 416 952 11 COACH VIEW PLACE, YANDINA On site Saturday August 25 @ noon Next Property Group 1300 400 777, Robyne Williams 0488 999 536, Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188
7/13 TORAL DRIVE, BUDERIM PASSED IN. LOOKING FOR OFFERS. / 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Belle Property Buderim 5456 0263, Jan Withers 0403 737 790 11 KINROSS COURT, CALOUNDRA WEST SOLD FOR $371,000. / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car RE/MAX Property Services 5438 5224, Rob Whiting 0428 855 141 17 TRAILL CRESCENT, CURRIMUNDI SOLD FOR $271,000. / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car RE/MAX Property Sales 5438 5224, Rob Whiting 0428 855 141 55 MONARCH PLACE, MONS SOLD PRIOR TO AUCTION. / 5 bed, 3 bath, 6 car RE/MAX Property Sales, Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636
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1/1 FIELDING STREET, BUDERIM $835,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Tracey McAllansmith 62 PRESTON ROAD, DIDDILLIBAH $1,650,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Damien Michael & Loren Wimhurst 9 MAJORCA PLACE, KAWANA ISLAND $1.25 million / 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Platinum Properties, Steve Turner & Geoff Ohmsen 18 OOGAR STREET, MAROOCHYDORE $425,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath Property Today, Karen Barker 29 MOOLOOLAH DRIVE, MINYAMA $1.2 million / 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car Next Property Group, Karen Jones, Minka Jenkins & Bree Charles 107 GLENFIELDS BOULEVARD, MOUNTAIN CREEK $470,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Property Today, John Anderson
72 TANTULA WEST, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND $325,000 / Land Property Today, John Anderson
61 KARAWATHA DRIVE, MOUNTAIN CREEK $460,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Platinum Properties, Steve Kealey
10 BOXTHORN PLACE, AROONA $465,000 / Land Next Property Group, Kylie Tredrea
UNIT 16 ‘ST KITTS’, 7 GRAND PARADE, PARREARRA $1.3 million / 4 bed, 4 bath, 4 car Seaside Real Estate, Denise Ruhle
LOT 12 MAREE STREET, AROONA $180,000 / Land Re/Max Property Services, Eric Werne 261 DIDDILLIBAH ROAD, BLI BLI $510,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 5 car Property Today, David Grenfell 3/104 PACIFIC BOULEVARD, BUDDINA $450,000 / 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Robyne Williams
8 TIBROGARGAN PLACE, PELICAN WATERS $480,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Seaside Real Estate, Peter Crowe 5 LANGURA STREET, WARANA $446,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath Platinum Properties, Steve Kealey *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies
Experience the difference • Approx. 10 mins to Maroochydore & Mudjimba Beaches, Sunshine Plaza & CBD • Natural Parklands and Fish Stocked Lakes • Sports Complex, Running Track, Walking Trails • Children’s Playgrounds • Community Centre • Child Care Centre - NOW OPEN
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Retro delight in Buddina
Only steps from the beach, this home is one of the few houses on Pacific Boulevard with ocean views to the north and south from both floors, and views of the mountains to the rear. The large two-storey home features four bedrooms and is in original condition with a great retro feel, with plenty of potential to be revamped to create a dream beach house. On a 536-square metre block with dual street access, there is also enough room for a pool.
Corner Pacific Blvd & Mungala Street, Buddina 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Auction on site Saturday September 8 @ 3pm Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369
MOOLOOLABA, 4/84 Parkyn Parade, “The Spit”
Imagine taking 51 steps from your doorstep to pristine Mooloolaba beach! An enviable lifestyle in the heart of it all, within walking distance to cafes, restaurants, local surf clubs and great shopping. Situated in the ultimate location on the famous Mooloolaba Spit, this absolute beachfront apartment building has just had an extensive, fresh, modern refurbishment where you can reap the rewards. With security access, undercover parking, lift and heated in-ground pool – holiday year-round by the sea. Inspect
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Trevor & Glenys Martin 0400 818 777
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CLEAN UP ON THE WATERFRONT MINYAMA, 17 Bangalow Street
+ Jetty & Dock
This North facing waterfront home is ready to be transformed. • Add some TLC and reap the rewards into the future • Structurally sound and comfortable with a good layout • Enjoy tranquil water views from spacious family zones • Grassed areas, inground pool and gazebo on the waterside • Play and sail from your doorstep with safe, direct ocean access • A great location close to parklands, walking tracks & local amenities This property oozes potential and will offer exceptional value! Price
$725,000+ Buyers Should Inspect
This Saturday 3.00 - 3.45pm
Trevor & Glenys Martin 0400 818 777
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Style in Pelican Waters This desig designer gner home is in a q quiet uiet cul-de-sac and boasts spacious, open-plan living that overlooks the water. It features ducted air-conditioning, an executive-style kitchen with chef’s pantry, a large media room with screen and projector and four bedrooms, two ensuited and the main with a private balcony. The home is on 812 square metres, only a short walk from the local school.
4 bed, 4 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday September 1 @ 11.30 am Seaside Real Estate 5492 2555 Rhonda Matthews 0409 762 895
BUDERIM 84c Gloucester Road
BUDERIM 285-293 Lindsay Road
EXECUTIVE RESIDENCE ON TOP OF BUDERIM
BUDERIM’S PIECE OF PARADISE
Nestled in the heart of Buderim, this master built modern home oozes privacy and tranquility. Features: • Large flat 806m2 block with northerly aspect • 4 bedrooms with built in robes • Large master with ensuite and walk in robe • Open plan living and dining with air-conditioning • Outdoor covered entertainment area • Large flat fully fenced back yard and tropical garden • Short flat walk to Buderim Bowls Club • Double auto lock-up garage
Nestled in a private and tranquil piece of Buderim with a running creek and rainforest backdrop is this secluded family residence on a fully cleared flat usable 3.5 acres only 3 minutes to Buderim Village shopping. Some of the property’s many features include:• 4 Spacious bedrooms • Open plan formal lounge and dining • Separate media room with vaulted ceilings • Extra large fully screened sunroom overlooking pty • Entertainment decks and large suspended salt pool • Extra large 4 bay lockable shed
4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR
4 BED | 2 BATH | 6 CAR
Inspect: Saturday 12:00-12:45pm Price: $597,000 Web: Ref No. 111230075 Richard Tucker 0429 060 092
Inspect: Saturday 2:00-2:45pm Price: $795,000 Web: Ref No. 111158611 Richard Tucker 0429 060 092
BUDERIM 2-56 Buderim Pines Drive
CALOUNDRA 2/35 Lower Gay Terrace
SPACIOUS LOWSET BUDERIM DUPLEX
BEAUTY IS ON THE INSIDE ...
This centrally situated duplex is only 5 minutes drive to major shopping and the beaches of the Sunshine Coast. Some of the property’s many features include. • Two spacious bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Ensuite and walk-in robe with main bedroom • Spacious open plan kitchen / dining area • Single auto lock-up garage plus outdoor carport • Large private low maintenance rear courtyard • Access to council reserve adjoining rear of property An inspection of this pet friendly property is recommended and will definitely impress all buyers.
Everything has been thought of for your comfort in this funky and stylish fully renovated unit. • 200m to town, Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach • Gourmet kitchen, study nook & entertainment centre • Complete new fitout • Balcony and low body corporate fees • Beachside living without the maintenance Owners are leaving the Coast and want a quick sale. This will be great buying in a top spot!
2 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR
2 BED | 1 BATH | 1 CAR
Inspect: Saturday 11:00-11:45am Price: $369,000 Web: Ref No. 110154905 Richard Tucker 0429 060 092
Inspect: Saturday 2:00-2:45pm Price: Offers over $298,000 Web: Ref No. 111218243 Petro Geyl 0447 770 457
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WELCOME BACK! With over 30 years combined real estate experience, we are back refreshed after a 12-month break and enthusiastic to resume our real estate lives. As one of the most trusted names in Buderim real estate we will continue to offer our trademark intelligent, honest and common sense approach to selling your property.
BUDERIM 20 Bunyarra Court
PRIVATE LOCATION AND NORTH EASTERLY ASPECT
DRAMA FREE, PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE ADVICE…
Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this delightful and beautifully presented home is designed for a couple seeking a quiet tranquil lifestyle. • Open plan design with a quality stone kitchen in the heart of the home • Dining and family living zones spill seamlessly out to great outdoor living area • 3 generous bedrooms, main with ensuite. • Separate office overlooking the north east views • Minutes to Buderim Village and 10 minutes to the beach
PAM PATEN 0412 957 403 MIKE PATEN 0412 070 833
3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR Inspect: Saturday 11:00-11:45am Price: $625,000 Web: Ref No. 110705137 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514
BUDERIM 5 Shandon Court
STYLISH LIFESTYLE WITH VIEWS This unique executive home is situated on 1465m² in a quiet leafy cul-de-sac. Close to Buderim village with its cafes, boutiques and shops. Light, bright and spacious, the two storey architecture designed home has many features: • Upstairs – open plan living, high ceilings, blackbutt floors opening onto wide adjoining decks and breathtaking views. The angled custom designed kitchen embraces the ocean view • Downstairs – 3 spacious bedrooms, bathroom, large casual living area opening onto deck and private inground pool
5 BED | 2.5 BATH | 2 CAR Inspect: Saturday 11:00-11:45am Price: $945,000 Web: Ref No. 111204419 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514
BUDERIM 22 Vista Park Drive
SPECTACULAR, PRIVATE AND PEACEFUL – JUST COMPLETED Adjacent to a nature reserve and minutes to Buderim, step into your own private resort on 1243m2 of level professional landscaped gardens into something very special and unique in design and construction. • Highest quality and workmanship – 430m2 in size • Expansive open plan design, vaulted ceilings, integrated indoor outdoor living • Large 2 pac kitchen with stone benchtops, quality appliances, gas cooking, walk-in pantry • Wide entertainment deck, covered pavilions overlooking private inground pool • Room for a large caravan or boat
BUDERIM 1-9 Nunkeri Court
4 BED | 3 BATH | 2 CAR
3 BED | 2 BATH | 4 CAR
Inspect: Saturday 1:00-1:45pm Price: $1,175,000 Web: Ref No. 109144636 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514
Inspect: Saturday 2:00-2:45pm Price: $799,000 Web: Ref No. 109851771 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514
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NUNKERI RESORT • Plantation style resort on a private 1.5 acres • Spacious open plan living, high vaulted ceilings • Modern 2 pac kitchen with stone benchtops • 3 large bedrooms, master with ensuite, study • Tranquil resort style pool, spa, pavilion and 9m x 6m shed
Marg Deighton 0411 399 514
119 Maroochy Waters Dr, M’dore Inspect: Sat 10-10:45am Easy lifestyle home next to parkland. Immaculate, colourful and quirky with 3 large bedrooms, office, art deco kitchen, resort style pool and outside entertaining area. Price: $459,000 3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR 13-15 Settlers Ridge, Buderim Inspect: Sat 10-10:45am 1.5 acres, private and close to Buderim village. N/E aspect. Upstairs timber floors, 3 bdms, 2 bathrms & living. Downstairs 4th bdms and bathrm + rumpus room. Large storage area. Price: $629,000 4 BED | 3 BATH | 2 CAR Lot 2, 21 Clearview Ct, Buderim Inspect: Sat 12-12:45pm Fantastic ocean views, a 2.5 acre block and approval for subdivision. Spacious open plan living, blackbutt timber floors and wide decks. Separate self-contained accommodation. Price: By negotiation 4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR 11 Hardwood Court, Buderim Inspect: By Appointment Red cedar cottage on private 977m² that is fully fenced and close Buderim. Timber floors and aircon in living areas. Main bed with air-con and w.i.r. Wide decks overlooking bush and gardens. Expansive deck area and office under the house. Price: $465,000 3 BED | 1 BATH | 2 CAR
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself
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AUCTION SUPREME 10 ACRE LIFESTYLE PROPERTY - CENTRAL LOCATION - WILL BE SOLD! 45 Glenn Vista Place, Chevallum This could well be the best 10 acre offering on the Sunshine Coast this year! You’ll feel right at home the moment you hit the sealed driveway flanked by post and rail fencing for that perfect acreage finish. The home itself is super spacious with high ceilings, a stunning granite kitchen and hardwood timber floors. There’s a 4 acre paddock for horses split by lush rainforest with a dam and flat section for dressage work. You will never want for water with a 90,000 litre storage tank plus an enormous main dam with pump and large jetty. The 18m x 9m shed with 3 phase power is a beauty with a mezzanine level creating even more storage space and 16 solar panels delivering electricity savings through a 3 kilowatt system. Just minutes to Sunshine Coast Grammar School, the University and all that Buderim has to offer. Reluctant, but serious sellers - inspect now!
á Private premier acreage location á Close to schools, Uni & Buderim á Approx. 600m2 home á 18m x 9m shed, 3 phase power á 2 large dams + 90,000 litre tank á Fenced paddock for horses á Less than 15 mins to Coast beaches á First time offered for sale
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5 Bed | 3 Bath | 7 Car
Auction: On Site Saturday 15th of September at 2pm Inspect: Saturday 2-2.45pm Craig Porter 0411 554 880 Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Web Code: BUD2417
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AUCTION PRIME POSITION – BEST VALUE BUDERIM FAMILY HOME! 85 William Street, Buderim
4+ Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car
This solid and spacious family home is perfectly located in sought after Buderim. The home features four large bedrooms as well as an office. There is also an open plan kitchen living and dining and a separate second living zone. With a stunning leafy outlook to the mountains, this home would also be a great investment with its brilliant location. The large family kitchen comes complete with gourmet stone bench-tops. The home is fantastic for entertaining, with a pool and room for the kids to kick a ball. Capturing the stunning outlook and with gorgeous polished timber floors, this home is ideal for those wanting to be close to schools, shops and beaches.
á Owners will look at all offers prior to auction á Large family home with great views á Only two minutes to the top of Buderim á Stunning polished timber floors á Open plan kitchen, living & dining overlooking the pool & garden
Auction: On Site Sunday 9th of September at 11am Inspect: Saturday 1-1.45pm Tracey McAllansmith 0418 722 374 Web Code: BUD2441
LARGE BLOCK WITH ROOM FOR CARAVAN OR BOAT 98 Karawatha Street, Buderim Large 813m2 fully fenced block with a well laid out, recently renovated home and rear undercover entertaining area. The house sits to the back of the block and the front grounds provide space for the boating and caravan enthusiast, with plenty of room for a pool. This well presented home with modern kitchen and solar power presents a golden opportunity!
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car Price: $500,000 Buyers Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am David Hedley-Ward 0406 011 123 Jodie Hedley-Ward 0424 842 837 Web Code: BUD2422
AUCTION BLOCK OF 3 UNITS RETURNING $820/PW YOUR SUPER TAKEN CARE OF! 44 Parker Street, Maroochydore The opportunity exists to run your own self managed fund with 3 units all on one block. Zoned “Town Frame”, it opens up commercial possibilities and the potential for excellent long term growth. Just 2 minutes to the beach with a solid rental history and fully tenanted… this is a rare investment opportunity – act now!
6 Bed | 3 Bath | 3 Car Auction: On Site Saturday 8th of September at 10am Inspect: Saturday 10-10.45am David Hedley-Ward 0406 011 123 Jodie Hedley-Ward 0424 842 837 Web Code: BUD2438
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200 ACRES IN THE URBAN FOOTPRINT - MOOLOOLAH TOWNSHIP FRINGE - WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY! 170 King Road, Mooloolah Valley This is a rare opportunity to purchase a prime land holding of 200 acres in tranquil Mooloolah Valley. A stunning residence set amongst mystical rainforests, rocky freshwater streams and rolling lush land makes this hidden oasis perfect for the recluse in search of privacy and tranquillity, or a savvy investor with development in mind. Currently comprising of five titles, this property package is being offered to the market for the first time in 34 years. The township includes medical facilities, supermarket, public transport and schools. The site features a gorgeous, 976.8sqm residence which takes in sweeping views of the valley and beyond to the township of Mooloolah.
6 Bed | 3 Bath | 4 Car
á 976.8sqm solid brick home á 5 separate titles in the Urban footprint á Inground pool á Internal granny flat á Natural rock pools á Solid timber floors á 1.7km to township
Formal Tender: Expires Thursday 27th of September at 5pm Inspect: By Appointment Damien Michael 0413 024 124 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Web Code: BUD2415
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AUCTION BEAT THE BANK “AUCTION THIS SATURDAY” - WILL SELL ON THE DAY 11 Coach View Place, Yandina
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car
MUST BE SOLD ON OR BEFORE AUCTION AND WILL BE THIS YEARS BEST BUY! This level park-like 1.5 acres with stunning as new home is surrounded by rainforest reserve on 2 sides offering both peace and privacy. Offering elevated views over the large spring fed dam & rainforest reserve this property is simply the best on offer!
Auction: On Site Saturday 25th of August at 12pm Inspect: Saturday from 11.30, Auction at 12pm Robyne Williams 0488 999 536 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Web Code: MIN2203
LIGHT BRIGHT AND BEACHY....A RARE ALEX OPPORTUNITY 1/14 William Street, Alexandra Headland
2.5 Bed | 1.5 Bath | 1 Car
Properties like this one rarely come up, this lovely townhouse is part of a quiet triplex only minutes from the surf. It’s light bright and cheerful all the way through, with spacious living on the ground level which flows onto a very private courtyard, which is ideal for relaxing in the sunshine by day and entertaining in the evenings. Inspect today!
Inspect: Saturday & Sunday 1–1.45pm Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 Web Code: MCHY2397
MASSIVE FAMILY HOME WITH DUPLEX OPPORTUNITY 88 Alfriston Drive, Buderim
5+ Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2 Car
Take advantage of the oversized proportions of this family home, with granny flat, huge living areas and well equipped kitchen in the Mountain Creek school zone. The fantastic North facing covered entertaining area & tropical in-ground pool are the social hub of the home and with concept plans available for a duplex conversion this is a great opportunity.
Price: $599,000 Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Web Code: BUD2372
AUCTION ON THE FRONT UNIQUE 2 LEVEL APARTMENT - ROCK BOTTOM PRICE 8/137 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba Interstate owners have instructed that this 2 bedroom 2 level unit MUST SELL. It will be the buy on the strip, with its own roof top deck, this unit is a one of a kind. Opposite one of the iconic beaches in the world and right near the Mooloolaba action, this property WILL BE SOLD at auction to the highest bidder.
2 Bed | 1 Bath | 1 Car Auction: On Site Saturday 15th of September at 1pm Inspect: Saturday 12-12.45pm Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 Web Code: MIN2070
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AUCTION CONTRACT CRASHED - OWNERS PACKED - PRESTIGE WATERFRONT 73 Mooloolah Drive, Minyama Located on one of Mooloolah Drives largest allotments this Mediterranean style waterfront home is offered for sale with the owners committed to move to acreage. This beautiful and functional home is complemented by; a large entertainment deck over the waterfront, jetty and pontoon to moor a 11.5m boat, a marine store room, a large pool and lawn space secluded amongst lush gardens, parking for up to 5 vehicles, solid concrete and steel construction, high ceilings and internal atrium, multiple living zones, back to base security, electric front gates all delivered with unwavering sense of excellence. This stylish waterfront home must be sold. A must see property, call today for an inspection.
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car
á Jetty & pontoon to moor a 11.5m boat á Unique, timeless design á High quality á Secure, easy living and private á South East facing á Parking for up to 5 vehicles.
Auction: On Site Saturday 8th of September at 3pm Inspect: Saturday 2-2.45pm Chris Jones 0405 469 736 Jasmine Chambers 0434 121 493 Web Code: MIN2297
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POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car
11 Rainbow Court, Woombye
YOUR NEXT HOME IS OPEN FOR INSPECTION
A golden opportunity awaits with this solid home on one level with stunning views. Perched high above your neighbours you barely know they are there. Perfect for downsizers or first home buyers with room to easily build in under. Extra size double garage with space for workbench or storage & plenty of space under, all on 805m2. Follow the rainbow to stake your claim.
Auction: On Site Saturday 1st of September at 1pm Inspect: Saturday 12.30-1.15pm Kylie Tredrea 0402 240 687 Web Code: MIN2431
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Sat 2-2.45PM - 25 Horseshoe Bend - BUD2430
Sat 12-12.45PM - 4 Ocean Crest Place - MCHY615
Buyers in the $700,000’s - David Hedley-Ward
Sat 11-11.45AM - 14 Birubi Street - MIN2427
Buyer Interest Mid to High $900,000’s - Jodie McDonell
Sat 2.15-3PM - 29 Panorama Ridge Road - MIN1800
Buyers from $1,000,000’s - Kylie Tredrea
Sat & Sun 1-1.45PM - 1/14 William Street - MCHY2397
Please Contact Agent - Bree Charles
Sat 2-2.45PM - 73 Mooloolah Drive - MIN2297
Buyers around $400,000’s - Kate Jewry
Sat 4-4.30PM - 15/133 King Street - BUD2383
Auction Sat 8th of September @ 3pm - Christopher Jones
Sat 1-1.45PM - 2 Atlantis Parade - MIN2299
Listed at $285,000 - Chris Pace
Please Contact Agent - Minka Jenkins
Sat 11-11.45AM - 3/100 Amarina Avenue - MCHY2448
Sat 1.30-2.30PM - 2/81 Buderim Avenue - MCHY2392U2
Sat 2.15-2.45PM - 133 Perwillowen Road - MCHY2319
Low $300,000’s - Kate Jewry
Please Contact Agent - John Skerlak
Listed at $299,000 - Trevor Jones
Sat 12-12.45PM - 8/137 Mooloolaba Esplanade - MIN2070
Auction Sat 15th of September @ 1pm - Minka Jenkins
Sat 11-11.45AM - 2 Gerbra Place - MIN2452
Sat 2-2.45PM - 45 Glenn Vista Place - BUD2417
Sat 2-2.45PM - 405/79 First Avenue - MCHY1509
Please Contact Agent - Minka Jenkins
Auction Sat 15th of September @ 2pm - Chris Pace
Submit All Offers - Kate Jewry
YOUR NEXT AGENT
Sat 11-11.45AM - 14 Malkana Crescent - MIN2409
Sat 3-3.45PM - 69 Parsons Road - BUD2444
Sat 12-12.45PM - 2 Warbler Street - MCHY2295
Mid to High $500,000’s - Christopher Jones
Auction Sat 23rd of September @ 11am - Richard Scrivener
$400,000 Plus Buyers - Trevor Jones
Sat 1-1.45PM - 20 Quillback Court - MCHY2416
Sat 10-10.30AM - 48 Gloucester Road - BUD1853
Sat 1-1.45PM - 323 Glenview Road - BUD2128
Mid $500,000 Buyers - Trevor Jones
Offers from $700,000 - Richard Scrivener
$1 Million Plus Buyers - Craig Porter
Sat 11-11.45AM - 6 Sherry Groom Court - MCHY2450
Sat 1.30-2.15PM - 11 Evergreen Drive - BUD2254
Sat 3-3.45PM - 30 Hocking Street - MCHY2443
Listed at $435,000 - Trevor Jones
Listed at $895,000 - Richard Scrivener
Listed at $395,000 - Trevor Jones
Sat 11-11.45AM - Lot 1 & 2 9 Palmyra Crescent -
Sat 12-12.45PM - 464 Image Flat Road - MCHY2373
Sat 11-11.45AM - 6 William Street - MIN2433
Listed at $539,000 Each - Tracey McAllansmith
High $700,000’s - John Skerlak
Auction Sat 2nd of September @ 11am - Loren Wimhurst
Sat 11-11.45AM - 4 Highland Place - BUD2424
Buyers in the $500,000’s - Craig Porter
Sat 11-11.45AM - 10 Martins Drive - MCHY2442
Sat 12-12.45PM - 18 Walgarri Drive - BUD2230
Sat 11-11.45AM - 88 Alfriston Drive - BUD2372
Listed at $369,000 - Jason Burns
Low to Mid $1 Million - Craig Porter
Listed at $599,000 - Chris Pace
Sat 12-12.45PM - 114 Tallow Wood Drive - MCHY2387
Sat 11-11.45AM - 98 Karawatha Street - BUD2422
Listed at $335,000 - Jason Burns
Sat 11-11.45AM - 73 Prestwick Drive - MCHY2435
$500,000 Buyers - Jodie Hedley-Ward
Listed at $772,500 - John Skerlak
Sat 12-12.45PM - Lot 1 & 2 30 Attunga Crescent -
Sat 10-10.45AM - 16 Surf Road - MIN2382
Sat 3-3.45PM - 35 Moorings Circuit - MIN839
Please Contact Agent - Chris Pace
Buyers and Interest in the High $700,000’s - Minka Jenkins
$649,000 negotiable - Tracey McAllansmith
Sat 10-10.45AM - 44 Parker Street - BUD2438
Sat 4-4.45PM - 22 Waterside Drive - MIN2453
Sat 12-12.45PM - 13 Freycinet Row - BUD2251
Auction Sat 8th of September @ 10am - David Hedley-Ward
Please Contact Agent - Minka Jenkins
Listed at $639,000 - Chris Pace
Sat 11-11.45AM - 9/47 Sixth Avenue - MCHY2446
Sat 12-12.45PM - 71 Cogill Road - BUD2439
Buyer Interest Mid $200,000’s - Jodie McDonell
Sat 12.30-1.15PM - 11 Rainbow Court - MIN2431
Listed at $379,000 - David Hedley-Ward
Sat 12-12.45PM - 18 Sugar Road North - BUD2428
Auction Sat 1st of September @ 1pm - Kylie Tredrea
Sat 12-12.45PM - 36 Troywood Crescent - MCHY1812
Listed at $585,000 - Damien Michael
Buyers Around High $400,000’s - Kate Jewry
Sat 1-1.45PM - 17/12 Picnic Point Esplanade - MCHY2336
Sat 12-12.45PM - 97 Baanya Street - MIN2402
Sat 1-1.45PM - 28 Barleycorn Avenue - MIN2259
Early to Mid $500,000’s - Jodie McDonell
Buyers in the $500,000’s - Bree Charles
Auction Sat 8th of September @ 1pm - Christopher Jones
Sat 2-2.45PM - 72/19 Arwen Street - MIN2368
Sat 1-1.45PM - 15 Turnbuckle Court - MIN2323
Sat 1-1.45PM - 34 Vista Park Drive - BUD2425
Listed at $252,500 - Minka Jenkins
Offers over $690,000 - Bree Charles
Buyers in the $800,000’s - Chris Pace
Sat 2-2.45PM - 401/50 Picnic Point Esplanade - MCHY2287
Sat 1-1.45PM - 85 William Street - BUD2441
Buyer Interest Early $1,000,000’s - Jodie McDonell
Sat 11.30-12PM - 11 Coach View Place - MIN2203
Auction Sat 9th of September @ 11am - Tracey
Sat 3-3.45PM - 4/7 Primary School Court - MCHY2356
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Home in Yandina On more than half an acre,, this home has been fully redecorated upstairs but the downstairs area needs some TLC. It features high ceilings, a solid kitchen, polished timber floors and a spacious deck. Downstairs are an office, toilet and two multipurpose rooms.
117 Andersons Road, Yandina 3 bed, 1 bath, 4 car Auction on site Saturday September 8 @ 2pm RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000 Barbara Banks 0419 760 492
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Tanawha acreage living Posiiti Positioned tioned d iin n th the h heart eartt of tthe he C Coast’s oast’’s p private rivatte ri school offering sch hooll precinct and d off ffering i g eentry-level ntr t le ell Tanawha acreage buying, this home sits on an elevated, level 6589-square metre site at the end of a private driveway. Featuring contemporary tones and clean lines, it boasts a large master bedroom, two living areas, air-conditioning and a classy but functional kitchen. The professional home office is extra large, and the alfresco area enjoys both summer breezes and winter sun.
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• Change of circumstances forces sale of this much loved • Excellent placement of all 4 bdms, large master suite with glass sliders to leafy outlook, a/c, WIR, lovely ensuite with home. You will be impressed with the quality which will spa, a/c, fans and security screens delight even the fussiest buyer. The f oor plan is f exible and offers excellent functionality including multiple living areas, • Backs onto reserve and the low maintenance gardens media room and bar ensure more time to enjoy the Sunshine Coast lifestyle
• Perfect property for the investor!!! The 1st home buyer!!! The downsizer or simply the family wanting to enjoy the wonderful benef ts of a beachside lifestyle.
Shane 0431 635 339 Caloundra 5499 7859
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• Neat as a pin, this lovely property has been well cared for and maintained to the highest standard
Shop 5, 9 Bulcock Street, Caloundra 5499 7859
• 3 generous bdms, all with BIR’s, central bathroom with separate toilet • 2 large living areas including formal lounge and dining, fantastic extension to create a massive family room • Solar hot water, a/c, ceiling fans for year round comfort
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CALOUNDRA WEST – Great Pair of Duplexes with Ocean Views! • This is a double income opportunity for investors • Very spacious with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom & 2 garages • Situated on 714m², ocean views and cool ocean breezes • Centrally located in Caloundra on the border of Aroona • One unit is currently tenanted and the other just ended • Motivated sale, all offers strongly encouraged!
An urgent result is required for the sale of these two units on one title being sold via public Auction. Situated on an elevated 714m² block offering balcony views and cool ocean breezes from Bulcock Beach and the tip of Bribie Island. Both units mirror each other in appointment and layout, are spacious in all regards from 2 bdms, kitchen, lounge, dining & double garaging. Each unit has separate laundry and toilet upstairs with a small courtyard with cloths lines, ceiling fans and more! Ask about flexible bidding conditions.
AROONA – Quiet Location / Priced Well! This 4 bedroom home sits quietly on the corner of Lowan St & Riflebird Ave, one of Aroona’s prominent street positions. Recently refurbished with new paint and carpet, the look is fresh and inviting. Featuring separate, lounge & living, air-con, security screens, 2-way bathroom, Ceran cooktop, dishwasher, 645sqm, side access, large back yard, veggie garden set up, water tanks & more! Open to immediate offers!
Address 6 Lowan Street Inspect Saturday 2-2:30pm Price Submit all offers www.remax.com.au ID:R69140 Rob Whiting 0428 855 141 RE/MAX Property Sales 5438 5224
Address 4 Gidgee Court Inspect Saturday 12-12:30pm Auction Onsite Wednesday 29th August at 5pm Sharp! www.remax.com.au ID:R69759 Rob Whiting 0428 855 141 RE/MAX Property Sales 5438 5224
AROONA – Step on deck & tell me I’m Wrong! Submit all offers – Those are our instructions, and the owner is willing to listen as they want their home sold immediately! One of the main things you will get from this home, is it presents beautifully with a deck made for relaxing. Sit back, and take a glimpse of the ocean whilst overlooking immaculately landscaped gardens that have been tended with love. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac on 892m2. Move fast!
Address 15 Sandpiper Place Inspect Saturday 1-1:30pm Price Submit all immediate offers for sale! www.remax.com.au ID:R70849 Rob Whiting 0428 855 141 RE/MAX Property Services 5438 5224
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MAROOCHY RIVER – Amazing Views, Amazing Price • Priced for immediate sale • 180 degree hinterland, river and ocean views • Modern home designed to capture views • Close to Bli Bli village, primary school etc • Short drive to beach, Plaza and airport • Surrounded by high quality homes • Vendors genuinely wanting to sell
Address 35 Tamin Place Inspect Saturday 2-2:45pm Price $695,000 www.remax.com.au ID:R70771 Darren Rix 0416 188 259 Barbara Banks 0419 760 492 RE/MAX Realty Excellence 5476 7654
NAMBOUR – “Classic on George” – Dual Living Built with all the worldly charm that 1950 possessed, “Classic on George” will warm your heart. Be romantically serenaded by the beauty of the VJ walls, ornate ceilings and cornices, plate rails, frosted windows, 10ft ceilings and 6inch timber floors that carelessly meander their way from room to room. Separate living downstairs. Property currently tenanted at $460 per week.
Address 12 George Street Inspect Sunday 2-2:30pm Auction Onsite Sunday 16th September at 2pm www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:714 Jason Stock 0411 123 888 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000
ROSEMOUNT – Best Value Acreage To Be Sold Offering 4004m² of north facing land in a quiet rural area the potential here is huge. Add a room or deck to the modest 3 bedroom home and capitalise on the peaceful surrounds. The sellers need a result and their motivation presents a fantastic opportunity to all genuine buyers in securing prime location real estate at an entry level price. Act fast – Don’t miss it.
Address 55 Pringle Road Inspect Saturday 12-12:45pm Auction Onsite Wednesday 12th September at 5:30pm www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:500 Steve G Pery 0448 884 093 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7021
YANDINA – Handyman’s Special – Potential Here This quaint home has been fully redecorated upstairs – downstairs needs work mainly floorcoverings and decorating. The house has high ceilings, great kitchen, 3 good size bedrooms, polished floors and huge deck. Downstairs is office, laundry, toilet and 2 huge rooms to be made into whatever suits. Double carport and 6 x 8m shed. Close to Pony Club. Over ½ acre.
Address 117 Andersons Road Inspect Saturday 11-11:45am Auction Onsite Saturday 8th September at 2pm www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:709 Barbara Banks 0419 760 492 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000
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Kawana Island entertainer
Meridan Plains home
This home has multiple spacious living areas upstairs and downstairs, along with a large, private resort-style pool and covered entertaining area. The four bedrooms are all good-sized, including an oversized master suite with a large ensuite and plenty of robe space, and there are a study, large kitchen with gas cooktop, stone benches and ample storage, and an open-plan dining and living area that flows to the outdoors.
Just two minutes from the beach, this block of three units is zoned town frame, which opens up commercial possibilities and the potential for excellent long-term growth. The units have been upgraded recently, including the bathrooms, and have a solid rental history with tenants already in place. Each unit features two bedrooms and one bathroom. The central location is a short walk from transport, shops and the medical centre.
In a quality location with a park at the end of the street, this low-maintenance home features fresh, contemporary finishes and a practical design. The master bedroom has air-conditioning, built-in robes, a ceiling fan and ensuite, while the second and third bedrooms also have built-in robes and ceiling fans. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area is air-conditioned and the low-maintenance gardens offer space and privacy.
8 Barbuda Circuit, Kawana Island 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car $599,000 Howcroft & Associates Real Estate 5413 9207 Bill Howcroft 0431 354 076
44 Parker Street, Maroochydore 6 bed, 3 bath, 3 car Auction on site Saturday September 8 @ 10am Next Property Group 1300 400 777 David Hedley-Ward 0406 011 123 Jodie Hedley-Ward 0424 842 837
3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car $385,000 RealWay Caloundra 5436 0700 James Reynolds 0413 413 720
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18 Quandong Street, Meridan Plains
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FOR CALOUNDRA’S BEST LAND BUYING • Only 3km to new hospital precinct and only minutes to CBD and beaches • Elevated position (no flooding) with block sizes from 540m² to 1663m² • Choice of ocean views, bushland views or nature reserve backdrop
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Find out why so many people are choosing Viewpoint Aroona Cnr Alexander and Maree Streets, Aroona Call now for more information: Eric Werne 0407 145 504 or 5438 5221
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YAROOMBA BEACHFRONT 1 Whitehaven Parade, Yaroomba
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 2 Car | Pool
A stunning example of building technology and design, with high ceilings, grand entrance, and a seamless f ow of clean lines, from living to outdoor terraces. The architecture brings the outdoors in creating that beach house feel while being surrounded by contemporary style, high end design and smart lighting. This is a prime absolute beachfront location on beautiful Yaroomba Beach. There is a deep water lap pool which surrounds and f nishes with a layered f at stone water feature. Entertain while taking in the marvellous views of Mount Coolum. In all there are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder rooms and two studies. The property also has fully ducted air conditioning throughout, as well as lots of other features. Put yourself in the picture and make an appointment to view this property.
Auction: Saturday 8th September at 12pm Inspect: Saturday 2-2.45pm Lyn Kennedy 0413 225 728 Web ID: 111094415
WHITEHAVEN â€“ YAROOMBA BEACH 1 Yaroomba Drive, Yaroomba Beach
4 Bed | 4 Bath | 2 Car
This property is situated on a 894m block which is the biggest block in this gated community at Beachside Estate on the beach at Yaroomba. This property is offered for sale unf nished, as is. The exterior of this property is completed and the interior of the property has framing only. There is a lap pool which surrounds the timber outdoor entertaining area and runs out through to the entrance, creating a pond affect through the house. It is just a short stroll to Yaroomba Beach and the estate has lovely parks, tennis courts and barbeque areas with a refresher pool for all residents to enjoy. This is an opportunity to put the f nishing touches to the property yourself. Please make an appointment to view. 2
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Auction: On site Saturday 15th September at 11am Inspect: By Appointment Lyn Kennedy 0413 225 728 Web ID: 111285219
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PRO P E RT Y P R E V IE WS PALMWOODS 429 UPPER LANDERSHUTE ROAD
Solid in Wurtulla
51 Spinnaker Boulevard, Wurtulla 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Auction on site Saturday September 8 @ 4.30pm Mooloolaba Real Estate 5444 1066 Grant Cheatham 0411 467 917
This low-set brick home hass three bedrooms and plenty of scope for renovations on 603 square metres. Just a short drive from Wurtulla’s shops and beaches, the neat and tidy home is currently tenanted for $330 per week and is a good investment opportunity.
Life in the Country… • 3 acres suitable for horses or dirtbikes with springfed dam • Large powered 12m x 6m Colorbond shed with easy NAMBOUR access from the road 16 CRUSHER PARK DRIVE • Fully renovated 5 bedroom home with ensuite to main AUCTION SATURDAY bedroom • Quality new kitchen with stone benchtops, Smeg appliances and plenty of soft closing drawers for storage • Splash about all summer, night or day in the saltwater pool with feature lighting • Life in the country and yet 5 minutes’ drive to Palmwoods School, shops and railway station AUCTION Saturday 15th September on site at 2pm INSPECT Saturday 1-2pm PALMWOODS 5445 9666 VANESSA BRUNTON 0467 448 850 WEB www.carolans.net Caloundra 5438 5213 Maroochydore 5479 6600
Mooloolaba 5444 0800 Nambour 5441 1344
Get a Good Head Start Under the Hammer! This charming 3 bedroom home is located just metres from both Crusher Park football ground and the Nambour Show grounds. Offering a bright and spacious lounge room, hardwood timber f ooring throughout, a modern stylish kitchen and a huge fully fenced backyard. This is the perfect start into the property market for f rst home buyers and an equally good rental property for investors. The owner has issued clear instructions to have this property sold on or before Auction day. All prior offers are welcome. AUCTION Saturday 25th August on site at 1pm INSPECT Saturday 12.30am CAROLANS 5441 1344 STEPHEN COLASIMONE 0413 416 952 WEB email@example.com
Pacific Paradise 5448 8088 Palmwoods 5445 9666
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Beerwah 5494 6444 Bribie Island 3408 7000
YOUR NEW CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS Duporth House is a 556m² professional office building comprised over two commanding levels on rare 1032m² of commercially zoned land. Located in Maroochydore's North Precinct Principle Activity Centre allowing up to 4-storey development and a multitude of uses subject to Council approval and just 200 metres to the CBD. The building has unsurpassed advantages with walking access to popular public facilities, cafes, shops and restaurants in the hub of the central public transport gateway of the Sunshine Coast. Open plan, fully air conditioned. Call now to discuss great leasing deal or make an offer to buy now. www.professionalskawana.com.au | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Open: Wednesday & Saturday 12:00-1:00pm Address: 59 Duporth Avenue For Sale or Lease: Expressions of Interest due 31st August 2012 Contact: Edwin Limque 0419 713 388 Web ID: 581362
Shop 6A, 179 Nicklin Way, Warana
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MAROOCHYDORE 5 TEPEQUAR DRIVE AUCTION SATURDAY
Dual Occupancy Up for Grabs!!
MAROOCHYDORE APARTMENT 39 ‘NORTHCLIFFE’, 48-50 DUPORTH AVENUE
Absolute Riverfront on Magic Maroochy River
Work from home or set up the extended family. This stylish two-storey home has a self-contained f at and is a great opportunity for the savvy buyer. Alternatively it could be an awesome family home at a very affordable price. The owners are not here to mess around and want a result immediately. • 3 bedroom home with polished wooden f oors • Self contained 1 bedroom f at or home off ce/studio • Large outdoor undercover deck overlooking pool Be quick as this versatile home is one to snap up. We are selling!!
• Hi-rise apartment with spectacular ocean and river views • Very spacious living area • Two bedrooms, ensuite • Good size kitchen • Large balcony • Pool, tennis court, spa, sauna, full security, private jetty • On-site management PRIME POSITION
AUCTION Saturday 15th September on site at 12pm INSPECT Saturday 11.30-12pm MAROOCHYDORE 5479 6600 KIM BOURGOIS 0416 237 484 WEB www.mfnre.com.au
MAROOCHYDORE APARTMENT 1 / 11-13 ELIZABETH FARM COURT
Affordable Brick Duplex
INSPECT Saturday 10-10.30am MAROOCHYDORE 5409 9910 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/2127336
MAROOCHYDORE APARTMENT 10 ‘HIGHGATE’, 3 HIGHGATE PLACE
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Large Living – Handy Location
• 2 bedroom villa apartment in small complex of 2 • Tiled living area • Workable kitchen • Good size bedrooms with bay windows and built-ins • Large exclusive courtyard • Single lock-up garage with internal entry • Self-managed body corporate with affordable body corp fees • Cul-de-sac position
• 3 bedroom apartment – balcony off master bedroom • 2 way bathroom • Separate laundry • Living / separate dining area • Single lock-up garage + extra car space • Private courtyard • Walking distance to Maroochy CBD, schools and park
INSPECT Saturday 10-10.30am MAROOCHYDORE 5409 9910 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/2117045
INSPECT Saturday 11-11.30am MAROOCHYDORE 5409 9910 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/2128002
ALEXANDRA HEADLAND APT 6 “GRAND PALAIS” 188 ALEXANDRA PARADE
Very Affordable Alex Beachfront Apartment
NAMBOUR 3 BONNYDOON COURT
Talk of the Town – Under the Hammer!
The Great Entertainer – Under the Hammer!
AUCTION Saturday 15th September on site at 1pm INSPECT Saturday 2-2.30pm CAROLANS 5441 1344 STEPHEN COLASIMONE 0413 416 952 WEB email@example.com
INSPECT Saturday 1-1.30pm MAROOCHYDORE 5409 9910 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/2070428
Take a very close look at this superb 4 bedroom superb home located in the leafy “Rolling Meadows Estate”. This property has been designed for outdoor entertainment and offers a fully fenced private yard, spacious undercover outdoor entertainment area and inground swimming pool. Your family deserves a beautiful home in a great neighbourhood so make sure you book this one in for Saturday! Circumstances have forced an immediate sale of this superb property. All offers prior to Auction are welcome!
• Studio apartment • Ocean views • Large north facing balcony • Fully furnished and air-conditioned • Competent On Site Management • Pool and BBQ in complex • Just steps away from Alexandra Headland’s patrolled surf ng beach • Transport and restaurants at your door
NAMBOUR 10/9A DESLYNN LANE
NAMBOUR 15 MAGNOLIA STREET
An Australian Story – Under the Hammer!
When a townhouse comes on the market in “Deslynn Lane” everyone is talking about it! Properties have always been tightly held in this complex because of its highly desirable location. This immaculate 3 bedroom townhouse is located in central Nambour is only minutes to Shopping centres and Primary and High Schools. Complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (ensuite), lock-up garage and fully fenced private courtyard. Standard Auction conditions are 10% deposit with a 30 day settlement. Nambour’s best value!
This charming Queenslander would have some stories to tell with local icons like Mayor Murray calling it home for many years. Times change and so has the design of this classic home. It has now been reconf gured into 3 registered f ats with an expected rental return of $600 + per week. If you are looking for a solid long term rental investment this property is an absolute must see! The owner has given clear instructions to sell this property. All offers prior to Auction will be considered.
AUCTION Saturday 15th September on site at 11am INSPECT Saturday 11-11.30am CAROLANS 5441 1344 STEPHEN COLASIMONE 0413 416 952 WEB firstname.lastname@example.org
AUCTION Saturday 22nd September on site at 1pm INSPECT Saturday 2-2.30pm CAROLANS 5441 1344 ANDY SHARMA 0410 989 177 WEB email@example.com
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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Beachfront unit in Mooloolaba
Shop 6 ‘Pandanus’ Cnr Walan & Smith Streets Mooloolaba Phone: 07 5444 0258
4/84 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car $649,000 Waterfront Agents 5477 6114 Trevor & Glenys Martin 0400 818 777
On M Mooloolaba oolloollaba b spit, spit it, this beachfront b hf building b ld has h undergone an extensive, refurbishment. The unit has a generous master bedroom with ensuite, laundry facilities, a combined dining and living area and a large, north-facing balcony. The complex has security access, a lift and heated pool.
Central in Maroochydore
MOUNTAIN CREEK 11 Cootamundra Drive
Bargain Buying On The Water
• Entry level buying, north facing waterfront • Neat 4 bedroom with ensuite in master • Spacious open plan living f ows to the water • Large 728m² block, will be sold for land value • Ideal family home or bluechip investment • Perfect for all boaties powered pontoon included • Owners committed elsewhere – Will be Sold
PARREARRA 23 Dotterel Street
Auction: On Site Saturday 15th September at 5.00pm View: Saturday 2.00-2.45pm Web ID: 111351463 Contact: Luke Godwin 0438 713 414 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Picture Perfect In Parrearra
• Affordable buying, ideal f rst home or investors • Updated internally and externally • Spacious kitchen/dining f ows onto patio area • I/G pool, surrounded by landscaped gardens • Large 650m² block, private fully fenced yard • Within easy access to beach and all amenities • Interstate investor has instructed Must be SOLD!
2205/1A Mungar Street, Maroochydore 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $419,000 negotiable First National Mooloolaba 5444 0800 Monika Beducker 0418 715 639
Th This his two-bedroom two-b bedroom d llakeside akesidee apartment is i in i a secure and private complex, centrally located in the heart of Maroochydore just two minutes’ walk from the Plaza. Facilities include extensive landscaped gardens, barbecue areas, a gym and a lap pool. The unit is stylish and contemporary.
39/48-50 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Expression of Interest Maroochydore First National 5479 6600 Shane Purssell 0402 012 142
This high-rise high h-rise i apartment apartment t offers ff spectacular l ocean and river views from a large balcony. It features a spacious living area, two bedrooms and ensuite. The secure complex has a pool, tennis court, spa, sauna and private jetty, and offers peace of mind with onsite management.
Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana. Tel: 5437 8806
Convenient and Functional Family Home 9 Kurrajong Crescent, MERIDAN PLAINS Located in a quiet street with an easy walk to parks, Lutheran College and only minutes to the new hospital precinct. • Modern energy efficient home, separate study, media room • Open plan living, stylish kitchen, air con and ceiling fans • Alfresco undercover entertaining area, salt water pool • Convenient side access for trailer or boat, 5000 litre water tank • 50 metres to park, 600 metres to school
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Inspect Saturday from 10.30am Auction On site Saturday 25th August at 11am Internet ID 2118220 Steve Turner 0412 679 488 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147
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Beachside Retro – Does It Get Any Better Cnr Pacific Boulevard and Mungala Street, BUDDINA It’s one of those few spots along Pacific Boulevard where there are expansive ocean views north and south from both floors as well as hinterland views to the west – it doesn’t get any better. Think of it this way: • A location you cannot duplicate, views you will never tire of, surf you can always play in, beach you can always walk on, cooling sea breezes on those warm summer days and nights and river access for your boat close by – turn this dream into reality • Sitting on a 536m2 corner block with dual street access is an original family home being offered to the market for the very first time
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• This is an opportunity to secure a prized piece of real estate and make it into your very own retro beach house or renovate and turn it into your dream beachside home • 4 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus multiple living areas over both floors • Dual living potential with 2 kitchens • 4 car accommodation with side access to a lock-up boat shed
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Inspect Saturday 25th August 1-1.30pm Auction On site Saturday 8th September at 3pm Internet ID 2124461 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369
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Mountain Creek abode Within walkingg distance of Brigh Brightwater g twater school, this home has good tenants in place and boasts a spacious master bedroom with large walk-in robes, ensuite and good separation from the other bedrooms. Living spaces include a formal lounge or media room and an open-plan, tiled kitchen and living area flowing out to an alfresco patio with northerly aspect.
Mooloolaba 5444 1066
9 Quinine Crescent, Mountain Creek 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $590,000 Team Godwin Real Estate 5444 0258 Luke Godwin 0438 713 414
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2605 Horton, 1 Mungar St, MAROOCHYDORE
Owner’s Expectations Mean Great Buying 2/26 Maroochy Waters Dr, MAROOCHYDORE
This modern 2 bedroom unit is perfect for someone looking for any easy care lifestyle or the investor looking for long term capital growth and best of all forget the car and walk to it all! Positioned on the sixth floor the unit features an open floor plan with a contemporary design; complete with stainless steel appliances, stone bench top, air-conditioning, study nook and a fantastic balcony which overlooks the golf course. When the golf course relocates the council plans to turn the outlook into beautiful functional parklands, which in turn you will have direct access to. Located 100m from the Sunshine Plaza, Horton Park and only minutes walk to local shops and the newly planned Emporio’ precinct of Sunshine Cove.
Overlooking the water ways this fabulous duplex offers peace and quiet with stunning water views. Features three bedrooms, master with ensuite, the other two bedrooms and bathroom are in a separate wing offering privacy. This property has been meticulously looked after by its owners and not a dollar to be spend. Spacious open plan living and kitchen all open to wide paved outdoor terrace right on the water. You can even fish from your yard or just enjoy the serenity, no Body Corporate fees, and two car accommodations. Short stroll to shops and to the walk ways on Bradman Avenue and only minutes in a car to your pick of beaches, Sunshine Plaza, restaurants, cafes, cinemas etc.
Auction: Onsite 25/8/12 at 1.30pm
Auction: Onsite 8/9/12 at 2.30pm
Contact: Grant Cheatham 0411 467 917
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What A Opportunity! Sale by Public Auction
51 Spinnaker Bvd, WURTULLA
This low set brick home consists of 3 bedrooms, single bathroom, lock up garage on a 603m² block plenty of room for renovations, pool, second garage etc and is only a short drive to local schools, Currimundi Lake and surf beaches of Wurtulla. The property is neat and tidy and is currently rented at $330/week with excellent tenants. Set right in the hub of the new hospital precinct buy today and reap the rewards of the future in this highly sought after area. The family has given clear instructions to sell with Auction onsite on the 8th of September being their preferred method of sale with flexible bidding conditions to give you every chance of Auction Day success.
Auction: Onsite 8/9/12 at 4.30pm
Contact: Grant Cheatham 0411 467 917
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Mooloolaba Canal Home
Enjoy This View
• Right in the heart of Mooloolaba, this is the one that you have waited for • Huge spacious interiors with high cathedral ceilings • The beach, shops and school are just minutes away • Large canal block 837m² in size
• And the beach is just a stroll away • And the body corp is $880/year • And it has been renovated • And it has a LUG and air-con • And the vendors are keen to sell
Address: 45 Tarcoola Avenue, Mooloolaba Price: $896,000 Contact: Henry & Nina 0418 714 384
Address: 4/7 Goonawarra Drive, Mooloolaba Price: $335,000 Contact: Henry & Nina 0418 714 384
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3b Twin Ridges Road, Buderim 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Offers over $699,000 Belle Property Buderim 5456 0263 Jan Withers 0403 737 790
This home home offers the h convenience of living two minutes from Buderim with the privacy of acreage living. There are generously sized rooms with high ceilings and timber floors, and long verandahs overlooking four acres of cleared land. A large study has external access.
Burnside Windsor Rise – Patrick King Drive 15 Lots Still Available • Receivers’ Sale • Elevated blocks available • Full turn-key house/duplex and land packages from $359,000
• Lots sized from 720m2 to 2400m2* • Underground services *Sizes are approximate and may vary
John Magrath 0421 828 412 Elders Palmwoods Web Id 3838634
Palmwoods 95 Jubilee Drive
Open Sat & Sun from 2.00pm to 2.45pm | Auction on site Sunday 16 September 2012 @ 3pm
The Country Life, Walk to Town • 32 useable acres, currently used as a renowned Alpaca stud
• Spacious country homestead with 4 bed, 2 bath, full length verandah, fireplace, air-con
• 14 fully fenced paddocks, 6 stables, wash bay, stock yard, loading ramp, tack room
• Large chook shed, bore water, water licence (irrigation and impoundment), fruit trees
• This could be offered as a going concern or with excellent infrastructure diversity
• Golden opportunity to secure large acreage just a short stroll from Palmwoods Village
• Who knows what opportunities will become available with the new town plan?
• With the owners relocating this is your chance to own something special
Mike Burns 0418 991 702 Natalie Massa 0402 807 260 Elders Palmwoods
Web Id 4456518
Mooloolah Valley 2/5 Wildwood Place
Open Sat & Sun 12.00pm to 12.45pm | Auction on site Sunday 16 September 2012 @ 1pm Executive Rainforest Residence • Newly built & barely lived in GJ Gardner design • Rainforest setting, privacy plus on 2675m2 • Gourmet kitchen inc. appliances, granite benches • Solar hot water system, 5000L rainwater tank • Surrounding rainforest can’t be built on
• 5 bed + office, media room, separate living • 12m fibreglass ingound pool with roll-on cover • Reverse cycled ducted & zoned air-conditioning • Spectacular views all directions, amazing wildlife • Immaculately presented, MUST be sold!
Natalie Massa 0402 807 260 John Magrath 0421 828 412 Elders Palmwoods Web Id 4454315
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PRO P E RT Y P R E V IE WS
SCHINDLER’S LISTINGS Maroochydore – 31 Hazeltine Court. Quality home with room for your van or boat. 4 spacious queen sized bedrooms, ensuite, 3 separate living areas, including large games room, cathedral ceilings, ducted air-con, double lock-up garage with workshop. Inground pool, large outdoor entertaining. Overlooks magnif cent lake and parkland. NOW $635,000 neg. MUST BE SOLD. Inspect by Appointment Mooloolaba – 12 Jacaranda Drive. Solid 3 bed home in sought-after location. Large open plan living, light, bright and airy, high ceilings PLUS second living area (which could be converted into 4th bedroom). Add an entertaining pergola to capture Northern aspect. NOW VACANT AND WILL BE SOLD. Value @ $399,000 View Sat 11:00-11:30 Mountain Creek – 120a Bundilla Boulevard. JUST LISTED. Modern 4 bedroom, ensuite brick and tile home with double lock-up garage. Loads of street appeal, two large separate living zones. Well worth the inspection. Low to Mid $400,000s View Sat 12:00-12:30
Glennis Schindler 0412 737 324
Maroochydore Beach Precinct – WILL BE SOLD. Renovate or Detonate – You decide. 3 bed home on 607m² block with East facing backyard. This entry level property will be sold. $359,000 Inspect by Appointment Maroochydore Beachside. Situated on the ground f oor opposite beach. One bed unit only 50 metres to the beach. Tastefully renovated. North facing, captures the Winter sun. Tropical pool, security parking. Low $200,000 buyers should inspect. Inspect by Appointment
Donna-Lee Foster 0422 230 896
Cnr Sixth Ave & Aerodrome Rd, Maroochydore | 5443 2433 | www.vicmurphy.com.au
SEASIDE REAL ESTATE
PHONE: 07 5492 2555 www.seasiderealestate.com.au 2/56 Landsborough Parade, GOLDEN BEACH
AUCTION ON SITE SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER AT 11.30AM
OWNER NEEDS TO SELL NOW! Circumstances have changed, make an oﬀer on this waterfront designer home, it could turn out to be your lucky day. • 4 bedroom/2 with ensuites • 3 living areas, 812m2 block • Security and ducted air-conditioning
• Media with Cinema Scope screen and projector • Walk to bowls club, private school, beach and shops
4 bed | 4 bath | 2 car | Inspect: Sat & Sun 11-11.30am Address: 11 Abbey Court, Pelican Waters
AUCTION: Web ID: 111220891 8
Character in Buderim Bold ld archi architecture hittecture t and uni unique ique ue aangles nglles are a ng home, which has h high ffeature off this h h h hh h ceilings, l blackbutt timber floors and stunning ocean and treetop views. The upstairs entrance hall leads to a spacious main living area with wood fireplace, a well-appointed dining area and a wide deck, and the custom-built kitchen has been angled to take in the view. A large, carpeted room is perfect as a rumpus room or retreat. Downstairs are three bedrooms and a casual living area opening to the deck and pool.
5 Shandon Court, Buderim 5 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car $945,000 RealWay Buderim 5445 2777 Margaret Deighton 0411 399 514
Agent: Rhonda Matthews 0409 762 895
SEASIDE REAL ESTATE
PHONE: 07 5492 2555 www.seasiderealestate.com.au
AUCTION ON SITE SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER AT 12 NOON
DECEASED ESTATE With a little T.L.C. a blank canvas awaits for the new owner of this first time oﬀered apartment. Featuring spectacular ocean, shipping lane and hinterland views this 5th level apartment oﬀers:• Spacious air-conditioned open plan kitchen and living areas • Lift, security intercom and inground pool
• Shared rooftop oﬀering 360 degree views • ESTATE FINALISATION – PRIOR OFFERS INVITED
AUCTION ON SITE SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER AT 1PM
2 bed | 2 bath | 1 car | Pool Inspect: Saturday 12 - 12.30pm Address: Unit 21 “KIG Heights”, 14 Queen St, Kings Beach
LIVE EVERY DAY AS A HOLIDAY
• Resembles a display home in tropical north! • Top quality well equipped spacious kitchen
Web ID: 111270659 659
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2/56 Landsborough Parade, GOLDEN BEACH
Why put yourself through the stress of building when you can purchase this beautifully presented and well established home at Pelican Waters. • Bright - light – plus ducted air throughout • Media room – double garage + side access
4 bed | 2 bath | 2 car | Pool Inspect: Sat & Sun 12.30-1pm Address: 94 Tweddell Drive, Pelican Waters
AUCTION Web ID: 111253203 203
Agents: Rob Hurman 0408 712 632, Di Hurman 0418 794 607 M Y W EEK LY PREVIEW.C OM .A U
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Unique elegance and views in Maleny
This master-built colonial-style residence sits on a manicured one-acre parcel of land and features the highest standard of architecture, with exceptional interior design and rooms built for entertaining. With more than 450 square metres of living under roof, quality and style are evident in all aspects of the home, from the 3.25-metre ceilings to the New Guinea Rosewood floors, windows and doors. A formal living area opens onto a wraparound front verandah which overlooks the Glass House valley, a perfect spot to relax or entertain guests. The kitchen has timber features, display nooks with overhead lighting and large windows. With a charming fireplace, the family room is positioned on the east side of the home
and opens onto a sun-drenched patio. A solid timber staircase leads to a cosy home office or art studio, with stunning views of the mountains and beyond. The spacious bedrooms all have outlooks onto private garden spaces and a central courtyard. There are impressive connecting indoor garden rooms which provide plenty of natural light, and the home also features a traditional English bathhouse for luxurious relaxation at the end of a long day. The current owner designed and built the property and have lived in it for the past 15 years. Only minutes from Maleny, the level block has a lock-up garage and workshop, and plenty of room for a swimming pool or tennis court.
566 Mountain View Road, Maleny 3 bed, 3 bath, 3 car Auction on site Saturday September 15 @ 3.30pm Maleny Realty 5499 9994 Jess Luthje 0438 616 064
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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
ONE OF ONLY 6!
INSPECT SATURDAY 10-10.45AM
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• 2 bedroom/1 bathroom • Kitchen/dining/living • Single lock-up garage • Covered front patio • Handy location • Small rear courtyard
$230,000 Ian Black 0407 587 503
A LOT ON OFFER! • 7.2 acres ex-farmland • 5 year old, 4 bed/2 bath • 16 solar panels • Inground saltwater pool
INSPECT SATURDAY 11-11.30AM
41 Raylee Avenue, Nambour • Low set brick, 3 bed, 1 bath • New huge enclosed deck • New $10,000 2kW solar power & HWS • New kitchen and bathroom • New bamboo floors, carpet and tiles • Ducted a/c, single lock-up garage
QUAINT 1966 COTTAGE 10 Alexandra Avenue, Nambour • One owner in excellent condition • 1st home buyer/investor/downsizing • 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage • Ramp to back yard, 607m2 block • Hardwood frame and floors • Close to Nambour Hospital/town
$277,500 Gary Langford 0412 348 533
LAST CHANCE! 1 BLOCK LEFT
Genuine sellers looking for offers over $800,000 Ian Black 0407 587 503
THIS HOME HAS THE LOT!
All this for…$365,000 Gary Langford 0412 348 533
• 4 bay powered shed and freestanding carport • Shed – caravan height • Part cleared, part bushland
• Subdividable over 5 acres • Walk to Nambour Hospital • No near neighbours • Sparkling inground pool • Master suite + 2 queen bedrooms • 5 bay farm style shed
Gary Blake 0416 155 634
LOT 14 GRIFFIN PLACE, COES CREEK FLAT BLOCK APPROX 625M2 - READY TO BUILD ON • Cul-de-sac position • Adjoins creek • Walk to new shopping centre Prcied to sell - Offers over $155,000 Gary Langford Lic A. - 0412 348 533
75 years at 70 Currie Street, Nambour | Phone 5441 3366 | www.dayandgrimes.com MY W EEKLYPREVIE W. CO M . AU
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SNAP UP SOME LAND IN LANDSBOROUGH For country ambience, close proximity to mountains and beach, and the convenience of a train station, you can’t beat this.
he bushland setting and large home sites at Pathways Landsborough are attracting the attention of a range of buyers, according to Pathways onsite sales consultant Scott Heaney of Next Property Group. Heaney says land is still available. “Two homes are currently under construction for owneroccupiers by Hallmark Homes and GJ Gardner Homes and by the end of spring we will have six houses completed,” he says. “It’s great to see these homes under construction after so many delays due to the weather and I know buyers are eager to move in and take advantage of the lifestyle we have to offer at Pathways. “The roads, pathways and landscaping are all in place, we are connected to town sewer and water, underground electricity and the internet so there is nothing to do but build
There is no other new land available in the Landsborough area, so now is the time to secure a slice of paradise
your dream home and move in to enjoy this beautiful neighbourhood,” he adds. Stage one has attracted strong interest from buyers seeking 700-square metre blocks of land starting at $188,500. For those looking for even more space and privacy, blocks are available up to 1139 square metres. “We have had a lot of enquiries from people living in nearby towns on very large acreage land who want to downsize and enjoy the convenience of maintenance-free home sites, as well as easy access to shopping and public transport,” Heaney says. “We also have interest from families who live on smaller blocks and now want more space for their kids to run around, as well as the convenience of being close to schools and sporting amenities. “There is no other new land available in the Landsborough area, so now is the time to secure a slice of paradise with bushland and mountain views, and a perfect northerly aspect. One third of Pathways will remain open space with walking tracks winding throughout the neighbourhood and bushland through to the banks of Mellum Creek,” Heaney says. Pathways is on Lower Mount Mellum Road, minutes to Landsborough town centre. Schools,
Darryl Paine from GJ Gardner oversees construction of a home at Pathways. sporting facilities, shopping precincts and the historic pub are all within easy reach, and for commuters, there is the regular train service and bus interchange. For more information phone 5439 9001 or visit www.pathwayslandsborough.com.au.
AUCTION THIS SATURDAY 11AM
AUCTION – 23 ACRES – WALKING DISTANCE TO TOWN • Choice of homesites with north easterly rural views • Fenced pastured grazing, 6x12 shed, cattle yards • Power and town water available • Rural Living – Town Convenience
For inspection call Geoff Wells 0418 787 060
Lot 52 Bridge Creek Road, Maleny will be Auctioned On Site This Saturday at 11am www.malenyrealty.com.au/297973
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TIMELESS DESIGN WITH GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAIN VIEWS • Master Built Colonial Style Residence – Over 450m2 Under Roof • Excellence in architecture with exceptional interior design and rooms built for entertaining • 3.25m ceilings throughout, New Guinea Rosewood floors and windows • 3 large bedrooms plus office/studio, courtyard and indoor garden spaces • Double lock-up garage plus workshop • 1 acre of level grounds with fine views of the Glass House Mountains and beyond. The current owner designed and built this magnificent property and has enjoyed all it offers for over 15 years, however he has moved on and wants it SOLD! Do not miss your chance to buy at Auction on 15 September. Secure your place on Mountain View Road.
Contact Exclusive Agent Jess Luthje 0438 616 064
Auction On Site Saturday 15th September at 3.30pm
Internet ID: 503702
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Private Yandina acreage On a llevel, evel, l pa park-like rk k-lik like 1 1.5 .5 5 acres, tthis his as hi as-new -new new surrounded by rainf rainforest reservee home is surrou nd ded db forest reser and offers privacy with a peaceful outlook. Beautifully positioned, the home is elevated with views over the spring-fed dam and has space for a large family with an open-plan family, living and dining area flowing out to an undercover outdoor entertaining area. There are a large, separate media room and a gourmet kitchen with stone benchtops and quality appliances.
Family living in Nambour
11 Coach View Place, Ninderry Auction on site Saturday August 25 @ 12pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Robyne Williams 0488 999 536 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188
“Properties For Your Lifestyle” PALMWOODS 15 Robert Street
MAPLETON 42 Johnson Road
FAMILY HOME ON 10 ACRES … • Family home with a blank canvas allows you to add your own personal touches, style and personality • Take time out or entertain on the back verandah or around the inground pool • Useable land with rich volcanic soil, pumpkins, potatoes & ginger already growing + a selection of fruit and nut trees
Auction on site Saturday September 15 @ 1pm First National Carolans 5441 1344 Stephen Colasimone 0413 416 952
Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street WOOMBYE
WEST WOOMBYE 230 Blackall Range Road
• This property has POTENTIAL PLUS ++ Large cottage set on 4.5 useable acres close to Woombye township • House site ready and waiting .. live in the cottage while you build or just renovate the cottage and restore the natural charm • The cottage has bamboo flooring, sunken lounge and back verandah
• Double colourbond shed for the man • Set on a flat 658m² block • Priced to Sell! PRICE: $269,000 INSPECT: Saturday 1.00-1.40pm CONTACT: John Pyne 0418 710 209
4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
SOUGHT AFTER SMALL ACREAGE ... WOOMBYE
BELOW $300,000 … INTERESTED? • Not for the faint hearted ... For the Renovator! • Newly painted inside and freshened up to move into • A good home with potential plus • Set in a good position with school, daycare and shops close by • Back deck overlooks flat back yard
3 Bonnydoon Court, Nambour
Th This his i three-bedroom three-b bedroom d mh home ome is on 64 641 1 square Rolling Meadows metres in in popular, popullar lleafy eaaf R oll lling Mead do s estate, and has been designed for entertaining with a fully fenced yard, spacious tiled undercover area and inground pool. It features four bedrooms, an ensuite, a large living area and a separate formal dining area. The spacious kitchen has quality fixtures, fittings and appliances. The location is close to shops, schools and the local park and sporting facilities.
4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
• Plenty of water with your own spring fed dam .. with fish • Room for horses, trail bike riding, cubby for the kids • Only 3km to Mapleton Village PRICE: $650,000 INSPECT: Saturday 3.00-3.40pm CONTACT: Sarah White 0418 981 718
• Shed and fenced yard .. plenty of room for the children • Privately located with beautiful bushland backdrop • The choices are endless and optional! PRICE: $429,000 INSPECT: Saturday 11.00-11.40am CONTACT: Sarah White 0418 981 718
WEST WOOMBYE 1 Holyn Close
PRICED RIGHT! … A SUPER STARTER • Perfect for those starting out .. or those who want to downsize • Well located between Woombye and Nambour .. everything at your doorstep • Spacious open plan kitchen, dining and family area + separate loungeroom • Entertain on either of the two entertaining areas
• Covered parking for 1 vehicle plus flat parking, ideal for van or boat • This is good buying , look and compare! • Do your sums … PRICE: $319,000 INSPECT: By Appointment CONTACT: Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412
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Houses for Sale
CABOOLTURE - 3 bedroom home, large living area, aircon, double garage, large fenced yard. $350pw
Homes For Sale
1 1 2 MOOLOOLABA $270PW 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car, open plan living, quiet complex, outdoor patio, minutes from shops, cafes & beaches. AVAIL NOW 1 1 2 MOOLOOLABA $310PW 2 bed, 1 bath, SLUG, modern ground floor unit, deck overlooking the water, close to shops & cafes, no pets. AVAIL NOW 2 2 3 BUDERIM $345PW 3 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, open plan lounge & dining, large yard. Pets on App. AVAIL 07/09/12 1 1 3 BUDDINA $350PW 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 SLUG, fully fenced. Close to shops, beaches, schools, pets on app. AVAIL NOW 2 2 3 CALOUNDRA $360PW 3 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, modern townhouse, polished timber floors, close to shops & beaches, sorry no pets. AVAIL 31/08/12 1 2 4 WARANA $390PW 4 bed, 2 bath, single carport, air-con, covered outdoor area, shed, close to beach, pets on application. AVAIL NOW
CALOUN DRA/IVADALE LAKES - 4 bedroom home, 2 living areas, ensuite, airconditioned, double garage, fenced yard $450pw
16 Valley View Street, Nambour ID# 2133273 Beautifully presented dual living home. Downstairs is separate with beds, bath, kitchen & living area + huge 12 x 6 x 2.7m shed. View Saturday 11-11.45am $387,000
MT COOLUM - 2 bedroom unit, carport, quiet complex, close shops $280pw N AMBOUR - Near new 2 bedroom townhouses in quiet complex, 2 living areas, ensuite, aircon, large deck, central location $320pw To inspect these properties please call Anita Humphreys on 0414 571 260 or 5445 5811
25 Lachlan Ave, Nambour ID# 2009099 Solid 3 bed brick home, 1 bath, spacious kitchen & dining area, covered outdoor area & fernery, carport, solar hot water. Prime location. View Saturday 12-12:45pm $298,500
Priced from $535k, earning $55k to a property earning $715,000 Well Located Holiday Complex Letting 19 units in this attractive 9 level building with lift, 3 bed ens managers apt with water views, no manager cleans. Nett: $158,000 Price: $1,283,000 Permanent Letting Quality building, only 4 years old, absolute waterfront apt, 3 bed ens managers unit on level 5, terrif c location, letting 63 units. Nett: $225,000 Price: $1,819,000 Check out our website for all of our listings.
Call for our FREE introductory brochure! Gerry Lewis Maria Duke Mike Brand
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1 4 BUDDINA $420PW 4 bed, 1 bath, air-con, partly renovated, dishwasher, huge fenced yard, short walk to the beach, close to La Balsa park, shops, cafes & restaurants. AVAIL NOW
Houses for Sale
1 2 3 WARANA $440PW 3 bed, 2 bath, renovated kitchen, one street from beach, big workshop shed, pool, pets on application. AVAIL NOW
2/18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE
OPEN HOMES - Saturday
2 2 LITTLE MOUNTAIN $490PW 4 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, brand new home, large covered patio, elevated position with views, pets on application. AVAIL 01/09/12
WOOMBYE: 18 Upperwakeﬁeld St Sat 12-12.40 Cottage in the Heart of Woombye. Traditional designs create a homely & cosy ambience. Polished timber f oors, vj walls, high ceilings, near new kitchen. Tropical setting ... Reduced to $270,000
2 2 4 KAWANA ISLAND $530PW 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, air con, lap pool, walking distance to Double Bay, cafes & parks, sorry no pets. AVAIL 27/08/12
COES CREEK: 33 Kundart St Sat 1-1.40 Fully renovated! Private, 2 storey home on 913m2 block. 4 brms, 2 bath. 2 decks, 6x9 powered shed, dual living potential. Easy walk to shopping centre. Tradies Haven .. $379,000 Affordable $$ ..
2 2 4 BRIGHTWATER $530PW 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, brand new home, air con, media room, large covered patio, pets on application. AVAIL 01/09/12
WOOMBYE: 122 Blackall Range Rd Sat 12-12.40 Large timber home, privately situated. 4 good sized brms, 2 bath, 2 living, full length verandah. Pol. tmb f oors IG pool, huge backyard. Under is 2 car accom, extra $539,000 storage. Set on 1 acre.
2 2 4 MOOLOOLABA $550PW 3 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, three level home, large balcony, ducted a/c, close to shops, cafes & schools. AVAIL 30/08/12
COES CREEK: 4 Carroo Court Sat 11-11.40 7 Bedrooms - 2 Kitchens - 2 Bathrooms ... Yes Dual Living Opportunity! Two off street parking spots. 2 storey set in a quiet cul-de-sac, 4 brms up & 3 brms down. Int. and ext. stairs. Quality kitchens, full length verandah, hinterland/mountain views. A few handyman jobs to do. Fantastic at $339,000
1 2 3 BUDDINA $600PW FULLY FURNISHED, 3 bed, 2 bath, SLUG + 1 secure car space, pool, large entertaining area, sorry no pets. AVAIL 17/08/12
Buy of the Week DULONG: 609 DULONG ROAD OPEN: SATURDAY 12.00-12.40PM • 3 acres of total privacy, minimal maintenance, relaxed living • Ultra modern, open plan, cool design home - eco styling • NE aspect with glorious range views • Bamboo f oors ... Chic! High ceilings • Master bedroom with ensuite • Main bath ... the WOW! Factor ... • This home has style, privacy, sophistication! Awesome. Absolute Value. Below replacement Value Mid $500,000’s
2 2 4 PARREARRA $615PW 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, ensuite with spa, lap pool, large outdoor entertaining area, waterfront location, pets on application. AVAIL 20/08/12
PH: 5437 8806
Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 John Pyne 0418 710 209 “Properties For Your Lifestyle”
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Management Rights is a well established stable industry. Purchase both a business & a home. Great selection of properties. Bank will f nance up to 65% of purchase.
MAROOCHYDORE Selection of 2 bedroom villas, aircon, carport, pool and bbq area in quiet complex $280 to $300pw
2 2 4 BRIGHTWATER $405PW 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, walk to parks, short drive to shops, cafes & beaches. AVAIL 29/08/12
MANAGEMENT RIGHTS Want to work from home?
COOLUM - 2 bedroom townhouse, carport, courtyard, pool, quiet complex, central location $300pw MAROOCHYDORE - 1 bedroom furnished studio apartment, aircon, pool and bbq area, central location $230pw
29 Kentia St, Nambour ID# 1992320 Unique 3 bed, 3 bath home, large open plan area and kitchen, front deck with views, workshop, 2 car accom, huge storage loft. View Saturday 1-1:45pm $348,500
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SCORPIO Oct 24-Nov 22 If you think outside the box this weekend, you’ll make ﬁnancial progress. The Sagittarian moon boosts your self-esteem and helps you feel more positive about your current circumstances.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23-Dec 21 Expect an action-packed weekend, when you’re keen to explore and experiment. Are you bored with your peer group? Perhaps it’s time to ﬁnd friendships within a new crowd?
CAPRICORN Dec 22-Jan 20 You need to promote yourself big time, as you push forward personally and professionally. Partnerships and joint ventures are favoured, as you come up with creative Capricorn ideas.
AQUARIUS Jan 21-Feb 19 You’re in the mood to communicate in your own highly individual way. Contacts within your local community will be beneﬁcial, as you ﬁnd friendship and support in unlikely places.
PISCES Feb 20-March 20 Examine your professional goals and check that they are a true expression of the real you. Sunday’s Mars/Neptune trine helps procrastinating Pisceans put creative ideas into practice.
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Slanderous (10) Fore-end of ship (4) Earth (5) Detailed plan (9) Prosperous (4-2-2) Lump of cast metal (5) Without preparation (7) Colonist (7) Unduly postponed (7) To alarm (7) Be in store for (5) Penalty imposed by court (8) Instant (9) Leather lash (5) Attendance at match (4) Long-drawn-out (10)
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Despondent (4) Absent-minded (9) Exemplary (5) Newspaper of small format (7) Hoarse (7) Still unpaid (5) Consider important (3,5,2) Runner over short distance (8) Patient (10) Height above sea level (8) Spend money freely (6,3) Give up hope (7) Having a sharp taste (7) Let in (5) Further (5) Old (4)
JUNIOR X-WORD 1 2 3 4 5 6
Solve all the clues and reveal the eight-letter word spelled down the middle of the grid.
QUICK QUIZ 1
Half of a dollar is ﬁfty _____ Clock worn on your wrist The opposite of late Male cattle, they get angry when they see red Action to take a bottle lid off A king wears one on his head Part of a cow where milk is stored It pumps blood in your body
On which continent would you ﬁnd Côte d’Ivoire? The Kyoto Protocol focuses on preventing what? In what year was the $100 banknote introduced into Australian currency? Which goddess in Roman mythology embodies love, beauty, sex and fertility? Who plays mother-of-three Claire Dunphy (pictured) in the TV series Modern Family?
SCATTERWORD THEME: ATHLETICS
Find these words in the grid: amateur arena baton best clock coach fast ﬁnish games javelin jump loser marathon medal
CROSSWORD Across: 1 Defamatory 6 Bows 10 World 11 Blueprint 12 Well-to-do 13 Ingot 15 Offhand 17 Settler 19 Belated 21 Perturb 22 Await 24 Sentence 27 Immediate 28 Thong 29 Gate 30 Protracted Down: 1 Down 2 Forgetful 3 Model 4 Tabloid 5 Raucous 7 Owing 8 Set store by 9 Sprinter 14 Forbearing 16 Altitude 18 Launch out 20 Despair 21 Pungent 23 Admit 25 Extra 26 Aged
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SCATTERWORD: retention, nonette, intoner, tontine, intone, orient, tonite, rotten, triton, nonet, tenon, tonne, noter, tenor, toner, otter, torte, intro, nitro, neon, none, note, tone, rote, tore, tote, iron, into, riot, tiro, tori, trio, torn, tort, trot.
LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION
oval polevault race record run score shotput silver sprint stadia tape timer track win
I E T T O E N R N Rules: Form at least one nine-letter word from the given letters and as many other words as possible of four letters or more. Each word must contain the letter in the centre square. Simple plurals formed by adding an “s” are not counted as extra words. No preﬁxes or sufﬁxes. GOOD 23 BETTER 28 BEST 32
QUICK QUIZ: 1 Africa 2 Global warming 3 1984 4 Venus 5 Julie Bowen
JUNIOR X-WORD: cents, watch, early, bulls, twist, crown, udder, heart, (CHESTNUT).
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