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OUR STORY My Weekly Preview is a high quality magazine delivering more of what matters to the Sunshine Coast. It features news, business, regular columnists, interesting facts ts and figures for that hot topic at the dinner table, motoring, socials, travel, health, lifestyles and more, as well as the most up-to-date information on local real estate. The magazine is 100% locally owned, which means we don’t just talk about being local, we are local, we live it every day. Delivered fresh every Friday. We’re also conscious of the environment at MWP – all our home delivered magazines are wrapped in degradable plastic.

lmost 8.5 million people visit our region each year and inject around $2.5 billion into the economy. This figure is set to grow as the Coast’s tourism industry continues to thrive. This week, the creators of popular theme park Aussie World and its surrounding precinct, announced a multimillion-dollar investment in the region with the unveiling of the Downunder Drive concept. So, what does this mean for you and I? Well, for a start, access to a new-look – and significantly bigger – food and entertainment hub. A hub that will become one of the nation’s largest theme park precincts. We’ve got everything you need to know in this edition of MWP. This week, we also speak with Evan Aldridge from Sekisui House about the development of Yaroomba Beach, including a five-star Westin resort and spa. The overall cost of this development tips the scales at $900 million – indicating strong faith and commitment to our region. Projects of this scale equate to more jobs. And, not simply construction jobs but long-term employment for current and future generations. Exciting times ahead. In property, we look at the local Queensland HIA winners and the latest and greatest in the real estate market. Candice Holznagel Editor

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YOGA WARRIOR Stuart Harrison from Aroona teaches an ancient style of Persian yoga that creates modern warriors fit to face life’s daily challenges. IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ON THE COAST, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

FIRST JOB? As an ex-schoolboy champion gymnast, I was contacted by an agent to do a commercial for Zest Soap. I had to pretend to have a shower and perform a backflip out of the shower.

No parking meters in Caloundra. As a small business owner it presents another barrier. Time limit, maybe, but paying for it?

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING ON? Developing new classes for our members at Powerlife Whole Health Studios. We are the only studio in Queensland to offer Persian Yoga, an ancient warrior training system from Iran. It’s totally awesome. I have many men and women who want to create mobility and strength to support their lifestyles. Guys do this to prepare for their surf trips (it can increase your wave count) and girls come to create more strength and learn new skills. There are seven disciplines, including calisthenics, dynamic stretching, push-up routines, aerobic conditioning, heavy club swinging and more. It utilises ancient wisdom to forge modern warriors.

YOUR FAMILY INCLUDES. . . Julie (fiancée/business partner), Sterling (son, aged five), Ocean-Pearl (daughter, 20 months) and Tammy the dog. We also have both Julie’s parents and sister’s family and my mother and sister’s family. Christmas is hectic.

FIRST CAR? A Blue EH Holden with a white roof. I loved that car. I was living in Coogee, Sydney and bought the car off a young surfer dude in Stanwell Tops. It had drum brakes and no air-conditioning. By the time I got it back home, I was drenched in sweat and a nervous wreck. I paid $3000 for it and sold it two years later for $3800.

FAVOURITE BOOK? Too many to list. I love reading, when I get the

BEST DAY IN YOUR LIFE? The day I met Julie and the days my children were born and every day I wake up to them. As an older parent, I am really grateful for my family and the lessons they teach me about love and compassion.


Stuart Harrison with his fiancée and business partner Julie Kradolfer chance. I like anything to do with personal performance, leadership, psychology, behaviour, emotional intelligence and manhood. For fiction – usually crime/spy novels to relax with.

WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW? Two books. The Good Life by Hugh Mackay and I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes.

FAVOURITE SONG? The kids and I sing Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver. I love it, because they love it… honest. But my taste is varied. I have downloaded Damien Marley, Welcome to Jamrock, which is dancehall reggae.

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN? Do unto others as you would have done to you. My father used to say this to me often.


WHY DO YOU LIVE HERE? The lifestyle here is hard to beat. We are an active outdoor family and it’s a great place to bring up kids.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON THE COAST? I love all the beaches, especially from Currimundi to Bribie, but when its ON, the Caloundra bar is hard to beat for a surf.

WHERE DO YOU TAKE VISITORS WHEN THEY COME TO THE COAST? Depends how much time they have. Moffat Beach is fantastic and so is Kings Beach all the way along the boardwalk to Caloundra.

My darkest day, after the GFC stopped our income. I struggled personally and felt very responsible for not providing security for my family. I decided I had a choice, beat myself up or accept it happened and do something about it. Julie was an amazing support and from the suffering we innovated and Powerlife was born.

YOUR GREATEST REGRET? Not meeting Julie 10 years earlier.

YOU ARE HAPPIEST WHEN? Surfing or laughing with my kids and family.


HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH IT? ABCDE – accept, breath, centre, decide, evaluate.

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OUT OF THIS WORLD You might think Aussie World, The Pub and the surrounding retail precinct are as true blue as it gets, but the popular tourist attraction is gearing up to transform into a mecca that celebrates everything that is great about the land Down Under. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane

“The new pub will more than double its footprint for socialising and dining” Artist’s sketch of the new pub at Downunder Drive by John Williams


f Aaron Flanagan had a dollar for every time he had heard someone say, “I had no idea what you had behind the fence” of Aussie World, he would be incredibly wealthy. Now, the man in charge of the growth of the Aussie World precinct is excited to be able to give us the first peek over the fence at the exciting future for the popular tourist attraction. The owners of the iconic precinct, alongside the Bruce Highway at Palmview, will be expanding and modernising Aussie World, The Pub, The Shed and accompanying retail stores under the new destination brand, Downunder Drive. The precinct is already well recognised as a popular Queensland tourist attraction so Flanagan says a bold new brand portfolio and five-year plan will take it to the next level. And if all goes to plan, that could see it become one of Australia’s largest theme parks and tourist destinations. The Downunder Drive vision includes expanding the Aussie World theme park from its current 15 acres to developing a vibrant theme park making full use of the 55-acre footprint with new rides, attractions, possible water activities and a green space used for events, while the pub will undergo a dramatic transformation to become a more modern, family-oriented pub which will be embraced by locals and tourists alike. “When I came on board 20 months ago, it was clear to me that there was such

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tremendous potential for the precinct and I know Aussie World is already a much-loved and valued landmark within the region, but we’re only just scratching the surface really,” Flanagan says. “We are commonly referred to as the gateway to the Sunshine Coast and we have such a great opportunity to embrace that and become an authentic, modern Australian tourist destination that celebrates everything that is great about our Sunshine Coast region, Queensland and Australia. “We aspire to be that must-stop

created; $150 million-plus in economic impact from the construction phase and an ongoing economic impact of $160 million-plus annually. “We are very motivated by the future of the region. The council is leading a really proactive growth agenda and if you look at what’s happening with the Sunshine Coast Airport, the communities that will develop around us in Palmview and Aura and the incredibly positive outcomes from the Bruce Highway upgrade; it presents fantastic opportunities for our precinct and with such

“We are commonly referred to as the gateway to the Sunshine Coast and we have such a great opportunity… ” Downunder Drive chief operating officer Aaron Flanagan

destination on the highway.” Aussie World attracts around 200,000 people each year and more than one million people engage with the precinct annually. But being a tourist magnet is not its only strength. Flanagan says the precinct provides jobs for more than 200 employees and injects $75 million into the local economy each year. He says a successful execution of the master plan will see a boost to the local economy with around 250 new jobs

a confidence around investment on the Coast, we are looking forward to making our contribution as well,” Flanagan says. He says more than $1 million has already been invested in functions and events spaces including The Shed, presenting a dynamic, original and modern venue to rival the existing mainstream coastal venues. The investment is already paying big dividends, with community and sporting events, live entertainment and festivals

frequently attracting more than 800 people per event to the versatile venue since relaunching in October 2015. The future of the former Ettamogah Pub has been the question most often posed to Flanagan and he says they have been “deliberate” in taking time to get the vision for the new-look pub right after they decided to drop the name in 2014. “The Pub is such an important asset for our precinct so it was important in creating our vision for The Pub that we developed something that the community would be proud of, something that is going to be family-friendly, iconic, Sunny Coast inspired, absolutely Queensland and representative of modern Australia and I believe we’ve achieved that,” he says. The new pub will more than double its footprint for socialising and dining and Flanagan says it will take strong cues from the Sunshine Coast’s tropical lifestyle. “It will be completely transformed in line with the expectations of a modern hotel but still with that unmistakable quintessential Australian, quirky feel to it.” The redevelopment of The Pub will officially start after Australia Day, which remains one of the biggest events of the year for the precinct. Flanagan says trade will continue throughout the building period and the pub will slowly reveal its new identity for locals and tourists to experience, with the new name to be revealed in 2017.

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COVER STORY Aussie World has already had a minifacelift, with a modern, contemporary and colourful rebranding and the introduction of the ‘Fun’s Our Thing’ brand. Aussie World has had a steady stream of new rides and attractions added to its repertoire in the past year, including the Illusionarium walk-through attraction in April 2015, the Bug Run kids’ rollercoaster and in the lead-up to Halloween this year, the theme park unveiled Queensland’s first horror-themed walk-through, Mayhem Maze. A colourful family train called the Little Beaut… Toot Toot is the latest addition, and Flanagan says there is more yet to come, with various new rides set to be installed over the next six to 12 months. “These rides will enhance our current park footprint, but we have been working behind the scenes on the master plan. “Our primary target demographic is families with kids aged four to 13 and as we evolve, we will certainly introduce more high-end thrill rides to extend our appeal into the teen and young adult market, where the real thrill seekers are,” he says. “We certainly have the capacity to be one of Australia’s largest theme parks and that is an exciting opportunity for the Coast. We are committed to seeing this through. “Our owners, John Paini and Kerry Lawn, have owned the site for 21 years. It’s a family business and they are passionate about this precinct and have grown it considerably in


Surf Life Saving Queensland immediate past president Ralph Devlin is pleased the volunteer movement will have a prominent presence in the new-look Downunder Drive.

that time. They’d love to realise their vision.” Flanagan says around $5 million has been spent on work behind the scenes, such as the installation of rides, attractions, and venue enhancements. “We are in the final stages of the master plan development and we are working closely with our consultants and stakeholders to lodge the plan, which establishes the vision for the whole precinct, with the council in the very near future so we can begin to make progress there. Given our visibility on the highway and location at the gateway to the Sunshine Coast, the stakeholders we have

shared our plans with to date are as excited as us to realise the site’s potential for the betterment of the region.” Mayor Mark Jamieson says the new vision for Aussie World and the pub is outstanding. “Aussie World and The Pub are undoubtedly one of the best-loved attractions we have here on our Sunshine Coast,” he says. “There are thousands of locals who would have great memories of spending time here over the years and it’s also a very popular destination for our tourists who are coming to the Coast in increasing numbers. “The investment is also another great show of confidence in our region and the plans we have for the future. This is going to take the precinct to the next level.” Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford says any additional contribution an attraction can make to the tourism industry should be applauded. “As an industry, we need to recognise visitors are demanding more immersive experiences and facilities and we need to keep pace with what we can offer,” he says. “Over the past three years, Aussie World has continually invested generously into the park, with regular updates of rides and an expansion into regular events. “Flow-on effects will be very positive as Aussie World is a key experience in the region and continues to package and work with the wider industry and is looking to the big picture with the new redevelopment.”

The life governor of Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club says he is looking forward to working with Downunder Drive chief operating officer Aaron Flanagan to ensure the millions of people visiting the precinct in the future will get a taste of everything to do with the century-old Sunshine Coast surf life saving culture. “The people of the Sunshine Coast fully support our lifesavers and lifeguards and our visitors appreciate an efficient life saving service, so it’s only natural that the visitors driving up from Brisbane and elsewhere

understand that great history and legacy,” Devlin says. Clubs from across the Coast will donate surplus equipment, surf boats and of course red and yellow gear. “I am looking forward to being involved to bring to life the surf life saving theme and while I think it will assist our clubs with greater exposure, more importantly, it defines what our region is all about and that is enjoying the surf safely and sending our visitors home safely,” Devlin says.

FAST FACTS • Aussie World and its surrounding precinct injects $75 million into the economy annually • When Downunder Drive is completed, it is predicted to inject $160 million annually into the local economy • More than one million people interact with the Downunder Drive precinct each year • The Downunder Drive master plan will be lodged with the Sunshine Coast Council before Christmas • Construction of the new pub, which will double its footprint, will begin in late January, 2017

Sonia and Lindsay ‘Coop’ Cooper

THE PUB’S CHANGING FACE The Caloundra man who designed and built the former Ettamogah Pub 27 years ago says it’s time the iconic landmark has a makeover. Lindsay ‘Coop’ Cooper was given the nod of approval by cartoonist Ken Maynard to create a real-life version of the pub featured in The Ettamogah Pub Mob, which was printed in the defunct Australasian Post magazine. The current owners bought the pub and surrounding precinct in 1992 and Coop says they have done a fantastic job with it. “I turned 67 and only people of my generation and probably only going about 10 years back, would really understand what the Ettamogah Pub was all about. The young ones growing up today wouldn’t have a clue and they think it’s just a weird looking pub sitting out on the highway,” he says. “Aussie World as it stands now has well and truly surpassed the attraction of the Ettamogah Pub, way more than people give it credit for.” Coop says in his day, pubs were simple places that “served grog,” but modern venues need to be so much more. “This new pub will be more peoplefriendly in the way of access and egress and will become a great local food outlet, which lends itself more to Aussie World and its surrounding facilities,” he says. “[The owners] don’t do things by halves and it will be something to see. I look forward to having a beer there.”

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PARTY TIME FOR TREEHOUSE INITIATIVE The Treehouse Initiative will host its third Treehouse Kids Christmas Party to raise funds for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Treehouse Initiative co-founder and director Claire Gilmour says the family event is especially tailored for kids with special needs. A $10 donation per family gives you unlimited access to rides, activities and entertainment. Sponsored by Vantage Building Group, the event is from 9am to 2pm on December 10 at the Kawana Sports Precinct. Visit Pictured: Vantage Building Group director Shane O’Brien, Cooper Gilmour, Claire Gilmour and Vantage Building Group director Glenn Carmichael.


Sunshine Coast politicians will be swapping their suits and seats in Parliament for Speedos and paddles ahead of collaborative charity event, Waterlife. Federal MP for Fisher Andrew Wallace, MP for Buderim Steve Dickson and Sunshine Coast councillor Jason O’Pray have formed the Pollie Paddlers team to compete in the Corporate Outrigging Race on December 3 at Lake Kawana. The inaugural event will raise funds for three Sunshine Coast charities: Wishlist, endED and No Limits Adaptive Paddling. Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe says the first-time event was attracting key Sunshine Coast identities, Paralympians, Olympic speed kayakers and more than 40 corporate teams. Individuals can also register for $30. For more information, visit Pictured: MPs Andrew Wallace, Steve Dickson and councillor Jason O’Pray.

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Yandina ambulance officers will soon have a new base of operations with the town’s first ambulance station on track for completion in early 2017. Around 50 tradies and apprentices are working on the $2.2 million project and Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni says Hutchinson Builders has been using local carpenters, blocklayers, electricians and plumbers during construction, which is expected to be completed in late February.

KAWANA CHAMBER SUPPORTS SUNNYKIDS The Kawana Chamber of Commerce is using its annual Christmas celebration to raise much-needed funds for SunnyKids. Kawana Chamber of Commerce President Linda Delamotte said $1000 would be donated to the charity, as well as a further $10 from every ticket sold to the function at The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast on December 7. Funds raised will help SunnyKids services such as the delivery of emergency accommodation, employment support, homeless services and resilience-building, literacy and wellbeing programs in schools. Tickets are $38 for members and $45 for non-members and are available at Pictured: Kawana Chamber of Commerce President Linda Delamotte and SunnyKids executive director and CEO Chris Turner.


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KEEP POOCHES OFF THE PITCH Local sporting clubs and the Sunshine Coast Council are requesting residents taking their pooches out for a run, walk or play not to use local sports fields. Community Programs Portfolio councillor Jenny McKay says local sports fields were managed and maintained by dedicated volunteers and they are not dog off-leash parks. “Before games and training, the volunteers often have to pick up mess from dogs that has been left behind by irresponsible dog owners,” McKay says. “If the volunteers accidentally miss some, children and players end up stepping in it, or worse, getting tackled in it.” To find your nearest dog park or off-leash area, visit

FIRST COMMUNITY XMAS TREE LIGHTS UP CALOUNDRA It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas after the first community Christmas tree was switched on at Caloundra last week. Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer officially launched the Sunshine Coast Christmas and New Year celebrations by inviting the community to celebrate the holiday season, join in the fun community events happening right across the Coast and enjoy the 20 community Christmas trees, which will light up progressively throughout the region. Major carols events will be taking place in Nambour, Coolum, Cotton Tree, Beerwah and Caloundra, with other events happening right across the region. Tree locations and event details can be found in My Weekly Preview’s My Christmas publication. Visit

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8700 YEARS SPORTS AND REC GROUPS GET A BOOST Sunshine Coast sports and recreation groups have received a $1.7 million boost under the Get Playing Places and Spaces and Get Going Clubs state government funding schemes. New, upgraded or replacement infrastructure will be possible for 15 Coast clubs after they received Get Playing Places and Spaces grants, while 49 clubs have received Get Going Clubs funding to encourage greater participation. Treasurer and Minister for Sport Curtis Pitt says this is an investment in local communities and an investment in our sporting future.

Certificates recognising a collective length of service of more than 8700 years have been presented to staff at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Gympie Hospital director of nursing Nicole White was awarded the Dr H H (Barny) Moy Memorial Medal for her consistent leadership, flexibility through change, and her passion for making a difference in patient care. A number of excellence awards were also presented to doctors, nurses, allied health, administration, operational, technical and trades staff and almost 800 employees were recognised for achieving milestones of service.

REGION’S FIRST EQUESTRIAN GRADUATES The first students of the 2016 Nambour State College Equestrian School of Excellence have graduated at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Showground. Nambour State College is believed to be the first state school in Australia to include a Certificate II in Rural Operations and Horse Husbandry Assistance in its curriculum. Year 12 students Alluka Rushton and Kayla Marston fast-tracked the course, which normally takes two years to complete. The Equestrian School of Excellence is taking 2017 enrolments for Year 11 and 12 students. For further information, call 5450 4111.

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SEKISUI’S BOLD NEW PLAN FOR YAROOMBA Sekisui House has a new vision for its proposed Yaroomba Beach development and is calling for community input. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane


f you believe in lucky numbers, the Yaroomba Beach development must be the equivalent of a four-leafed clover. The number seven keeps reappearing in the figures associated with the proposed coastal village and five-star Westin Coolum Resort and Spa. The development application for Stage 1 will be submitted to the Sunshine Coast Council in early 2017 and if approved, it will be developed in seven stages over seven years and the tallest structure will be seven storeys high. Once the hotel is completed, it will be on the radar of the 77 million people worldwide who are connected to the Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott and Ritz Carlton rewards programs. This week, developer Sekisui House announced it will be holding its second phase of community consultation throughout December. Development manager Evan Aldridge says, in keeping with the community focus, the company also has plans to gift 3.3 hectares of identified parkland to the council. Speaking to My Weekly Preview, Aldridge says Stage 1 of the $900 million, 19-hectare development is the most important of the project.

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It will include the Westin Coolum Resort and Spa with conference facilities, serviced apartments and residential dwellings backing onto the dunes, shops and cafes within a new village heart and a significant 3.3-hectare public park. “We want the destination-drivers in the first stage so people can identify what we are doing and to activate that space to get both locals and tourists engaged with the precinct,” he says. The Westin Coolum Resort will be the first five-star international and eco-tourism resort

to be built on the Sunshine Coast in nearly 30 years and it will create 3400 construction jobs and support 1400 new local jobs, including career positions with Westin, which could see employees linked with international advancement opportunities. Aldridge says Westin was locked in as the hotel of choice in May after Sekisui House approached the four leading international hoteliers. “Starwood was a natural fit and Westin was exactly the brand and model Sekisui House wants to work with,” he says.

“They had acquired the Sheraton Noosa and managed that for a number of years, so they understand what the region needed.” There are only two Westin hotels in Australia, in Sydney and Melbourne, and Aldridge says with the Marriott taking over Starwood, the Sunshine Coast can tap into the big marketing reach and recognisable brand to draw people to the region. The maximum height of the hotel has been reduced from the 10-storey height proposed in 2015 down to seven storeys and will accommodate 220 luxury rooms. Aldridge acknowledges height was a source of contention before the council denied the request for a planning scheme amendment last year, but he says extensive studies have been carried out to ensure the visual amenity from key points such as Point Arkwright, Yaroomba Beach, David Low Way and Mt Coolum. Councillor Christian Dickson says the first proposal “had far too much emphasis on height and overdevelopment of the site.” “This was the primary reason I didn’t support a change to the planning scheme. “Whilst Sekisui House have (since) addressed a number of height, open space, density and environmental matters, they

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LOCAL NEWS facility and enjoy the park and beach access. The land to be gifted to Sunshine Coast Council will be the equivalent of four football fields of landscaped parks, lake and bushland pathways. Sekisui will also pay for the costs of maintaining the facilities.

must still work hard to win the support of the wider region. “From a design perspective, it’s encouraging to see so much time being invested into high quality design outcomes for the proposal.” Dickson says without the inclusion of the five-star resort, Yaroomba Beach would be nothing more than a residential and commercial project, which is what Sekisui House is well within its rights to develop under the current plan if it so chooses. “The Sunshine Coast does require five-star hotels and is suffering from a lack of international hotel destinations. Such projects as the Sunshine Coast Airport will require these pieces of infrastructure to better attract international guests who visit our region,” he says. “Whilst it’s important that the region engage seriously on this proposal, it’s important to note that I often hear that families wish to see jobs for their children, the upgrade of our airport and the delivery of a light rail system. “I don’t believe many of these outcomes will occur without seriously considering some of these major game-changing projects across the region.” Aldridge says Yaroomba Beach will not be a gated, exclusive community. Locals will be able to buy spa memberships, dine, shop and attend functions in the 450-seat conference

“…Westin was exactly the brand and model Sekisui House wants to work with…” Evan Aldridge

Aldridge says Sekisui will also reinstate an active beach patrol at the location to ensure everyone can enjoy a swim safely and Gubbi Gubbi elders have been engaged to discuss future Indigenous culture tourism opportunities on the site.

“We want the local people to be engaged with the facilities, we want to make it a destination for the community as well as interstate and international visitors,” he says. Aldridge says the company hopes to begin construction in 2019 with a view to open in 2021, one year after the slated completion date of the Sunshine Coast Airport’s international runway. Aldridge says Sekisui was drawn to the region because of the growing population and the opportunity to develop one of only two remaining tourism-marked precincts. He says the completed precinct is expected to generate $59 million in tourism spend each year. Following five community discussions which were held from May to August, Aldridge encourages people to stop in at a listening post at the Mt Coolum Shopping Centre to find out more about the project. My Weekly Preview contacted Development Watch, however the group declined to comment.

To find out more, visit yaroombabeach. or visit the listening post at Mt Coolum Shopping Centre between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. The post will be open until December 17.


• $900 million investment • The development application will be submitted to the Sunshine Coast Council in early 2017 • Construction of Stage 1 is expected to start in 2019 for completion in 2021 • Yaroomba Beach will be developed in seven stages over seven years • The tallest structure will be a seven-storey Westin Coolum Resort and Spa hotel building • 77 million people are connected worldwide to the loyalty program that will include the Westin Coolum • The hotel will have 220 luxury rooms • 3.3 hectares of park, a lake and pedestrian pathways included in Stage 1 of the development will be gifted to the community via the Sunshine Coast Council • When complete, Yaroomba Beach is expected to generate $59 million in tourism spend each year.



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arren Percival says nothing can compare to the joy he feels when he teaches people to sing. Being runner-up on The Voice in 2012 and performing in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House were great experiences for the Coolum singer, but his singing workshops are where his heart is. “In a workshop situation, it feels like more of a sharing,” he says. “We’re doing it all together – I like that feeling.” Percival first ran his Singing Space workshops each day at the Woodford Folk Festival last year and he then continued with weekly sessions in Peregian throughout 2016, attracting hundreds of people with a desire to learn to sing. “TV shows are popping up on the positive effects of singing on the brain,” he says. “Research has been done on the power of music for people with dementia. The science is in and the word is out – singing is good for our health.” While Percival is most at home in a sweaty Woodfordia tent belting out some tunes, he doesn’t regret his time on The Voice. “You can’t really pay for that kind of exposure, the first of any show is always a good one to be on and lucky for me, I happened to be standing on the pointy end. It opened doors for me to be able to call people who wouldn’t normally take my calls.” People like Keith Urban, who is now a close friend. “That experience enabled me to be on radio, work with people I wanted to work with. Life feels pretty much back to normal now, although people still come over and say hello. They feel like they know you. I think a lot of dads connect with me. It’s a family show and it was the first time in ages that families sat down together. It crosses over to Woodford. One of

The joy of singing: Darren Percival says anyone can learn the reasons I love Woodford is I’m there with my family.” With the TV spotlight off for the time being, Percival says he’s in a good place. “I just feel so much more confident about what it is I have to offer. I’m much more relaxed and I definitely have more clarity. I’m definitely feeling like everything is aligned.” While it was only four years ago that The Voice made him into a household name, Percival has been singing on stage since 1985 and performing his brilliant solo vocal looping shows under the stage name Mr Percival since 2006, becoming a stalwart of the Woodford Folk Festival. “I saw the potential of interacting with audiences and last year the Singing Space happened and they invited me back this

year. Festivals are changing, people are buying a ticket and want to see the artist on the bill, sure, but they want to interact and learn and get involved instead of just enjoying the donuts and the gig. They want to go away with more.” Percival says one thing stops people singing: fear. “I think if you can talk, you can sing,” he says. “Not everyone can make an album, but if you can make a sound, you can make a note. If you drop into it and trust, you’ll be surprised in a short amount of time how good you can sound. I love working with people who say they can’t sing. I enjoy nothing more than seeing people’s faces when they say I can’t do this and then you just get them doing it and that’s when the brain drops all the positive chemicals. “I performed at a domestic violence awareness concert in Sydney recently and there were about 400 women there. I said, ‘It’s really amazing to be a part of this, I’m really keen to share and help, but don’t you think we need to start some men’s groups?’ I’m definitely looking into that. If more men sing, they’ll be in their hearts and they’ll get to share how they’re feeling. Many men are reluctant to show their feelings.” While he’s in demand to perform around the country, the Woodford Folk Festival is Percival’s natural habitat – the open-hearted spirit of participation gels deeply with the artist. “This is the year to come to Woodford,” he says. “When you get there, come and see us in the Singing Space. Engage with the voice and come with an open mind.” The Woodford Folk Festival is on December 27 to January 1. Visit

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had a little bit of special magic come into my week this week to remind me of the true spirit of Christmas. The holiday season is a time of joy for many of us, but it is also a time that highlights misery due to hardship for too many. I met with some real-life elves who are spreading the joy of this time of year by making 1000 wooden toys to be gifted to disadvantaged kids. They have been working all year making the most delightful wood trucks and cots for dolls. You cannot buy toys made this well. They are sturdy and absolute treasures. The Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild is a special place in Montville. It is a huge workshop filled with the smell of fresh timber and brewing coffee. The faces of kind men and women are everywhere as they go about their work. There are 187 members of this guild. President of the Blackall Woodies, John Muller, says it is a very special place. “We have male and female members of all ages and the reason we are called a guild is because it is a teaching guild of old so there are always people here with varying levels of skill and they pass that expertise on to new members. They come for mateship and to keep up their skills. We also find there are a couple of members who come here who are only interested in cutting up logs because they just love milling. It is something that I enjoy because the thrill of having a dirty old log and cutting some off it and seeing the beauty of it really gives me a

big kick,” he adds. “We make anything to do with wood and we go right through from milling on site of the donated trees from people’s homes to putting the timber through the saw mill. A lot of the timber would just go into the chipper and be used for landfill.” The guild is open six days a week and every Wednesday the ‘toy boys and girls’ meet to work on the Christmas treasures. “The Salvation Army come and pick up the toys and we combine with some ladies in Mapleton who make doll’s bedspreads and

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Bitcoin, finding the perpetrators is difficult. I recently lost thousands of files – hundreds of word documents and photos, tax and wages records, unused news stories, finished and unfinished creative writing pieces and more. It’s an experience you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. I’m still hoping some things can be salvaged, but that is a big unknown. Other Coast businesses have also fallen victim. For those spreading the pain – faceless and heartless hacks operating their nasty ‘business’ from who-knowswhere – the pain, confusion, stress and heartache caused is of no concern. They target numerous businesses daily, potentially lucrative for the perpetrators, but the toll on business is mammoth. Recent figures show a 140 per cent increase in such cyberattacks in Australia in 2015, and the final figures for 2016 are expected to be higher. Coast businesses need to take steps to survive the ransomware crims: make sure you back up your files regularly, don’t open emails from unknown sources, keep hard copies of important documents, and ensure anti-virus software is up to date. Take it from me: do it now to avoid the heartache.

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HIGHER BOND RATES AFFECT PROPERTY Justin Scattini is from Ord Minnett in Buderim.


key theme recently has been the strong upward pressure on bond yields since the US election, and how fast yields have risen given that most economists, including Ord Minnett, see little change to the inflation outlook and expect the prospects for GDP growth to remain subdued. The concrete information we have so far allows us to add only roughly 0.25 per cent to our annualised US GDP growth rates. Markets are now pricing in a 96 per cent chance of a hike in December and around 0.6 per cent of hikes in total by the end of 2017. US bond yields probably can’t go much higher, with most economists barely

changing their views on growth, inflation and central banks, and only modestly for US deficits. In addition, the faster US bond yields rise, the greater the negative impact on housing and the more the Fed will hold back from further rate hikes. Ord Minnett sees the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) sell-off since July as representing a wind-forward of the property clock in response to the yield curve moving up. Following the 0.9 per cent increase in the US 10 year treasury to 2.7 per cent, REITs are down 17 per cent, on average, over the last three months, and several are down more than 20 per cent despite no change to our earnings forecasts. Across our coverage universe, the sector is trading at a 12 per cent discount to net asset values, implying that cap rates (net operating income/market value) will soften by 0.3-0.4 per cent versus our adopted values, and that stated values have peaked. Our analysis suggests that the 10-year internal rate of return (IRR) expectation for Australian real estate exceeds the bond

“…if bond rates continue their upward shift, we are arguably already at the peak” rate by 4.5 per cent, which is around one per cent above the long-term average – so listed real estate is not expensive versus bonds. But, the risk premium for listed real

estate has been eroded, and absolute returns are low. This is likely to see less capital inflow into the asset class. For these reasons, we think the uptick in bonds is likely to see our adopted asset values as the top of the market this cycle. However, if bond rates continue their upward shift, we are arguably already at the peak. Somewhat surprisingly, the greatest buffer against a softening of capitalisation rates exists in some of the highest-quality names, typically the regional mall owners, such as Westfield, Scentre and GPT, as we think their best assets are not carried at true market value. Stabilisation of the bond rate is likely to see prices lift across sector and these names outperform. Justin Scattini is an Authorised Representative (no 427053) of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. He can be contacted on 07 5430 4444. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances; you should determine its suitability to you. Before acquiring a financial product you should consider the relevant product disclosure statement. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT DOWNUNDER DRIVE Popular tourist attraction Aussie World is set to undergo a multimillion-dollar facelift, transforming it into an authentic, modern-Australian entertainment mecca. On completion, Downunder Drive will be the region’s biggest entertainment precinct encompassing a newly renovated pub, family theme park, retail village and a dynamic functions and events venue. Here, My Weekly Preview readers are offered the unique opportunity to find out more about one of the Coast’s favourite tourist hot spots, and the hugely exciting destination it is set to become.


DISCOVER OUR RETAIL VILLAGE Downunder Drive is your one-stop shopping destination. There are currently 15 stores on site to meet your food, fuel and fun requirements.




Aussie World Flowers for quality cut flowers, bunches, boxed gifts and arrangements,, 5439 6396.

Poison Kandy Klothing & Memorabilia stocks specialty clothing in retro, rockabilly and pinup styles, 5494 5442.

Take a trip down memory lane with The Ole Lolly Shop and tantalise your tastebuds with old world lollies, chocolate-dipped confectionery, homemade jams and more, 5494 5917. Collection of Rainbows sells everything from crystals to salt lamps, jewellery, ceramic tiles, books and CDs, 5439 6000. Costume Creations By Robin is the place to find masks, wigs, jewellery and quirky creations to stand out from the crowd. There’s a large number of costumes to hire or purchase, 0408 446 466.

Located within the Aussie World theme park are three specialty stores: Fun Shop, Pink Shoppe and Pirate’s Revenge Store.

Fudge Cottage is a favourite and has more than 30 flavours of creamy fudge to choose from, 5494 5988.

Skirmish – play paintball with your mates, 5494 5566.

The Bottleshop is local and independently run, 5436 3818. Aussie News 5494 5076 Subway Palmview is air-conditioned with Palmview Mechanical comfy tub chairs and booth seating perfect 5494 5800. for the whole family, 5494 5451. Aussie World Garage 5494 5477.

Beefy’s Pies is baking at its best, and they have the awards to prove it. The delicious food is made in-house from local ingredients. The store was opened on-site 19 years ago, 5494 5988.

Do you want to join a growing tourism precinct? Downunder Drive has exciting retail opportunities available. To find out more about leasing options phone 5494 5444.

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INTO THE FUTURE The iconic Pub at Aussie World is making way for a new generation of modern design, entertainment and food.


ow is the time to experience a little bit of history and pay a visit to the famed pub, with its slanted brown walls and sloped bright red roof. The Sunshine Coast’s most iconic pub is set to undergo an exciting revamp to create a new themed venue to be enjoyed by future generations. The good news is that construction will not see the doors of The Pub close, rather it will remain open throughout the duration of the project,

ensuring visitors can still enjoy a meal and the great atmosphere. With dishes created from locallysourced produce and traditional pub fare including steaks, fresh salads and mouth-watering burgers, it’s no wonder locals and tourists alike return time and time again. The Bar & Grill is open from 11am to 8pm seven days a week and is now serving breakfast on the weekends from 7am. Construction will begin after Australia Day.

WHAT’S ON AT THE PUB? SUPER SLIDER THURSDAYS Enjoy gourmet bite-sized sliders every Thursday from 5pm, $21 includes complimentary beverage.

CROWD FAVOURITES Wild Yak Pacific Ale is a fresh and fruity beast with a combination of Australian pale malt and wheat malt that provides a light, smooth palate low in bitterness and complemented with passionfruit and melon aromas. Food match: Barbecued snapper. Pair it with any delectable,, fresh dish packed d with herbs and flavours. lavours.

De Bortoli La Bohemme me Act Three Pinot Gris Gently fragrant with classic sic perfumed Pinot Gris characters of pear, orange ge blossom and citrus. Food d match: Perfect with a seafood pasta dish, grilled ed prawns, scallops or fish and chips.

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KIDS EAT FREE Families are always welcome at The Pub. From Sunday to Wednesday the kids eat free. For every main meal purchased from 5pm you receive a free kids meal.

An artist’s impression of the front verandah of the new-look Pub

WEEKEND BREAKFASTS Kick-start your weekend with breakfast at The Pub from 7am Saturdays and Sundays. Prices start at $13.50.

Peter Wolfe will assist in developing the new menu

CELEBRATING GREAT LOCAL PRODUCE The newly renovated Pub is going to be home to some of the freshest produce you will find on the Sunshine Coast. The Pub’s menu will showcase the best local produce the region has on offer. The Downunder Drive team is working closely with talented Coast chefs, including Peter Wolfe, to develop a great new menu. Wolfe is a renowned bush cook and his unique Aussie creations will be infused within popular Pub dishes. Visitors will also be able to sample the exciting new range of lychee products from Lychee Devine. Based on the Fraser Coast, this company has developed an amazing range of quality liqueurs, wines, chutneys and desserts. Yum!

Cocktails created with products from Lychee Devine

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ere is – quite possibly your first look at the vision for the redevelopment of the Pub located at Downunder Drive. Impressive, isn’t it? Modern, tropical, vibrant, fun and quintessentially Queensland – this is the future that lies ahead for the Coast’s most iconic drinking hole. As part of the expansion and rejuvenation of the entire precinct, the iconic Pub is set to undergo major

“I am looking forward to engaging with Aussie World to bring to life the surf life saving theme”

“A bright tropical style sweeps across everything from the colour schemes to the furniture... it should be lots of fun and a bit eccentric” Australian themed areas of the Pub will pay homage to surf life saving, music and the Coast’s tropical lifestyle

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Philip Drake – Architect, Atomiq Design

changes, transforming it into a familyfriendly venue that will attract diners back time and time again. The Pub will more than double its footprint allowing for additional dining and socialising options. Design themes will centre around the Coast’s relaxed, summer lifestyle and will feature unique themed spaces. This means guests will be able to enjoy different experiences each time they visit the venue. The Pub’s new design will also pay homage to the surf life saving movement, something Surf Life Saving Queensland stalwart Ralph Devlin is pleased about. “I am looking forward to engaging with Aussie World to bring to life the surf life saving theme and while I think it will assist our clubs with greater exposure, more importantly, it defines what our region is all about and that is enjoying the surf safety and sending our visitors home safely,’’ he says.


In the same year the Pub was built, an Aboriginal Culture Centre and a ride simulator were opened


The Shed behind the Pub was constructed. Originally not much more than a simple shed with a stage and a bar, the Shed underwent a $1 million refurb in 2015


The famous Luge track was completed and it operated for the next 10 years


More retail shops were built and the theme park opened to the public for the Christmas summer holidays


The iconic Ferris Wheel was purchased. It was believed to be the second largest in the southern hemisphere at the time. The Platypus Ponds Mini Golf course was also installed

Wild Mouse 2000 The Rollercoaster was built to the growing 2007 Due popularity of the park, the

main entrance was given a makeover with the installation of two 15.5-metre brightly coloured barber poles and a shade entrance


The Plunge log flume ride opens


The Redback – the first major thrill ride for Aussie World opens


The Ballroom Blitz ride opens


Platypus Ponds Mini Golf and Side Show Alley both receive major refurbishments


The Aussie Kids characters, Jake and Tilly are introduced into the Aussie World family


Professor Bogglesworth’s Illusionarium and the Pirate’s Revenge retail store open


Popular children’s ride, the Bug Run rollercoaster, opens


Mayhem Maze opens – a custom built horror attraction, the first of its kind on the Sunshine Coast


The Fun Cafe receives a total refurbishment, with a bright new theme and all-new menu


A new kids’ ride, Little Beaut…Toot Toot opens.

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THE FUN HAS JUST BEGUN A day out at Aussie World guarantees plenty of thrills. The theme park is set to welcome a number of new rides in the near future, which means even more fun and excitement for park visitors.

I Leak ‘n Logs

Ballroom Blitz

Platypus Ponds Mini Golf

5.2 HOURS Aussie Kids Jake and Tilly

This is the average time Aussie World guests spend in the park having fun.

t was 18 years ago when the gates to Aussie World first opened to the public. What started as a humble theme park with five rides has grown into one of the region’s largest, and most popular, tourist destinations. More than four million people have visited Aussie World and annual visitation has almost doubled since 2010. Today, people can enjoy a full day of rides and attractions such as side show alley, Platypus Ponds mini golf, Jake and Tilly’s stage show and roving entertainers. From the iconic ferris wheel to the Space Shaker Swinging Ship, there is something for everyone. Now comes the exciting news that the theme park is set to significantly grow, amplifying the fun. There has been a steady stream of new attractions added in the past 12 months, including the hugely popular Illusionarium and Bug Run rollercoaster. The colourful Little Beaut… Toot Toot is the latest addition, and there are more exciting rides headed our way in the next 12 to 18 months. Stay tuned.

Professor Bogglesworth’s Illusionarium

The Plunge

DID YOU KNOW? • Aussie World has added eight new rides and attractions in the past six years • More than 4 million guests have visited and enjoyed Aussie World since its inception 18 years ago • 602,680 riders have braved the Redback since its 2011 launch • Supporting local charities, community and sporting groups to the tune of $185,000 annually • The precinct employs more than 200 people.


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TOO MUCH FUN FOR ONE DAY With all of this fun at your doorstop, why limit it to a one-day vvisit? Buy an annual pass for $89 online or $99 at the gate. The pass grants unlimited entry for the 12 months from the date And, not only will you receive of purchase. A unlimited entry but entitlements such as 10 per cent off at the Fun Cafe. Single entry is gate or $38 online, while a pass $40 at the gat for a family of four costs $144 or $136 online. online Visit


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LITTLE BEAUT… TOOT TOOT A fun new ride has arrived and it’s bringing a whole heap of colour and excitement to the entrance of the park. Little Beaut… Toot Toot is a family train ride like no other. With steering wheels at every seat, each child can drive this fun new ride with an adult safely by their side. This ride is suitable for babies and children, so jump on board the most colourful train in town.


BOMBORA BOUNCE Get ready for the ride of your life. Aussie World is set to unveil its latest, the thrillinducing Bombora Bounce Family Drop’n’Twist Tower. It will open these summer holidays and is the first of its kind in an Australian theme park.

Cool down this summer with the sizzling $3 Frozen Coke offer available from FUN Cafe, where fun food is the focus. The cafe has a great menu guaranteed to satisfy your hunger. Enjoy family favourites like hot dogs, fish and chips, gourmet burgers, salads and wraps.

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DON’T MISS THE CHRISTMAS FUN Aussie World is Santa’s Sunshine Coast A home during December. h On December 23, Aussie World will be transformed into a Christmas Wonderland for the best family Christmas event on the Sunshine Coast. For just $25 you can enjoy all of the rides by night and all the Christmas cheer under the stars. Visit Santa’s village where you can meet Santa and his helpers, watch the Frosty and Gingerbread Man Show, meet the Aussie

Kids and visit the Night Before Christmas House. There’s also snow, giant presents and a beautiful nativity scene. The fun starts at 6pm as you wander through Santa’s village, enjoy rides, attractions and festive fun including roving carollers, entertainers and an amazing laser light show. Don’t miss this great family-friendly Christmas event on December 23. For tickets visit

AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS Don’t miss the celebrations on January 26. This free community event is held on the oval behind Aussie World, including the famous dunny races, tug of war, family activities and fun entertainment. Aussie World ride passes will also be half price on the day. Tickets will also be available for the afternoon of live music in The Shed.

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ALWAYS ORIGINAL EVENTS Take the stress out of event planning and let the experts at Downunder Drive do all the work.


hether you’re planning a function for 10 people or for more than 2000, Downunder Drive is the place for you. The precinct, which is centrally located just off the Bruce Highway at Palmview, is known for creating fun, unique and memorable events. People are spoiled for choice when it comes to venue options. Here is a snapshot of some of the options on offer: THE SHED After a $1 million refurbishment, the venue has gained notoriety in the live music scene for its great space, sound quality, service and approach to events of all styles and sizes. In addition to being the home to some great live

music gigs, The Shed is a one-of-a-kind function venue that surprises everyone who walks through the doors with its size and high-standard, quality events. If you want to move away from the traditional venue – this is the place for you. It is ideal for themed-functions such as corporate events, weddings, conferences, Christmas parties and trade shows. The Shed can comfortably fit 1100 people for standing events, or be fitted out banquet style, seating up to 550 people. PARTY CENTRAL This large undercover marquee area is surrounded by landscaped gardens and a show stage, creating a stunning space that sets the scene to many memorable corporate

FUNCTION FACTS • All of Downunder Drive’s catering is created and delivered by the speciality team on site • Downunder Drive can host events including business, community, sporting and school functions; weddings and birthday parties • The hospitality team can tailor a menu to suit your requirements. Packages include alternate drop, canapes, platters, buffets, spit roasts and an extensive beverage selection. The Shed can seat 550 people


For more details phone 5494 5444.

Parties, weddings, conferences and corporate events at The Shed

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functions, birthdays, wedding receptions and staff parties. It can cater for 250 people cocktail style or 80 people in a banquet setting. THEME PARK Imagine hosting an under-the-stars event at a theme park. Aussie World is available for exclusive night hire. You won’t find a more unique venue for your corporate function. It’s also perfect for fairs, fetes or fundraising events. All events can be packaged to include rides and food, suitable to your requirements. FUN CAFE The themed indoor alfresco venue, with colourful features and indoor railway, is a fun space that will impress. It’s perfect for smaller groups and is an intimate venue option.

The Shed can fit 1100 people for live music and similar events


“The Shed is amazing. I’ve been to two different gigs held at The Shed and can’t wait for another one. The venue is sensational, it has such perfect decor for a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Such a great venue, love it.”

• The Shed is Downunder Drive’s live entertainment venue. It is one of the loudest sound rated venues on the Sunshine Coast • It has a standing capacity of 1100 people for live music events • The Jackie Howe Bar – the main bar in The Shed – is a tribute to the legendary shearer of the 19th century. Howe still holds the world record for hand-shearing a sheep. He is widely-credited with creating the iconic Aussie blue singlet.


CEI C – TRIP ADVISOR REVIEW James Reyne in 2015

JON STEVENS DECEMBER 18 Don’t miss one of Australia’s finest rock voices in his one and only show at The Shed. For more than 30 years, Jon Stevens has entertained audiences across the globe. He has achieved ARIA chart-topping success as the front man of legendary Australian bands Noiseworks and INXS, and now, with another band on the rise, The Dead Daisies. Stevens’ musical journey started off with success in his birthplace New Zealand, where he released his number one debut album, with two of the singles also hitting the top spot. In the years since he has performed alongside music legends like Billy Joel and Elton John. From Noiseworks classics to songs that have influenced and inspired him, Stevens will delight all his fans with his laid-back yet energetic performances. He’s at The Shed on December 18 at 4pm. Doors open at 3pm. Tickets are $30 online.

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DECEMBER 18 Jon Stevens JANUARY 7 Big Bang Burlesque JANUARY 20 The Radiators JANUARY 26 Australia Day celebrations including live music in The Shed APRIL 1 International artist (announced soon) MAY 7 The Animals MAY 20 Ian Moss For tickets to all events at The Shed visit

Ian Moss performing May 20

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WHEN SUGAR CANE AND THE MILL RULED For a century, the air around Nambour filled with the scent of sugar at this time of year. WORDS: Dot Whittington




The mill stack puffed the heavy scent of sugar during crushing season PICTURE SUNSHINE COAST, SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL

The cane trains that built Nambour


he weather begins to warm up and summer is heralded by spectacular canefires from Valdora to the Bli Bli Valley. It’s time to harvest and the Moreton Central Sugar Mill cranks up for another season. The orange glow of the fires could be seen from miles around, even the Blackall Range. The fires were such a mighty display, they could draw a crowd of spectators. Once the burst of red and orange faded, the black cloud of smoke lingered across the valleys and gradually dropped until cane trash, fine slivers of burnt offerings, floated on to washing not hurriedly brought in, rooftops and even the shelves of the shops. Cane season had arrived and soon the little engines would be hauling their load down Howard Street,Nambour, bringing traffic to a stop in the main street, while they crossed on their way to the mill. The cane trains were part of Nambour’s

identity, and for decades brought tourists to the town to watch them pass. Currie Street was part of the Bruce Highway and traffic would back up as everything stopped and the cane trains rolled through. Cars would get a fine coating of black train litter while they waited. This was Nambour. The sugar mill played a big part in the town’s development from the day the Moreton Central Sugar Mill Company was formed in December 1894, a year after the Sugar Works Guarantee Act was passed. Construction began in 1895, on a site near the North Coast railway in Nambour. The first cane crush was in 1897, when 7553 tonnes of cane produced 752 tonnes of sugar. Integral to this new industry, was a network of tramways connecting the mill with the cane farms. Horses and then steam locomotives hauled the wagons of cane, often leaving a trail behind them as loads were only tied on to a flat bed. By 1905, there was 42 kilometres of permanent tramline and in 1911, a branch

line was built to the Maroochy River and then a bridge to connect the northern cane areas in 1921. Sugar cane production boomed from the 1950s and by the 1970s was easily the biggest industry in the Maroochy Shire. The end was set in motion in the mid-1980s when growing competition from sugar beet in Europe caused a depression in prices and tourism took over as the shire’s most lucrative industry, increasing demand on land for housing. More than 1000 hectares was to be lost to cane during the next 25 years. The mill was sold to Bundaberg Sugar in 1987, and then acquired by the British company Tate and Lyle in 1991, before being sold to a Belgian company in 2000. The Moreton mill closed on December 3, 2003, and was demolished a year later, ending an era for Nambour and for many, a lifetime of employment for themselves and their parents. There was no more mill whistle to set clocks by, no more whiffs of molasses, no more cane trains in the streets – and no more cane litter.

On December 3, 1914, the first tram ran to Mapleton from Nambour after the Queensland Government empowered Maroochy Shire Council to buy the Moreton Central Sugar Mill’s tramway system west of the main railway line and extend it. The mill was using a Shay (pictured) steam locomotive built in America and the council bought a second, naming it Mapleton. The Shay differed from conventional locomotives in that it was geared to negotiate steep grades and sharp curves. The journey from Nambour to Mapleton took between 90 minutes and two hours as the line served as many farms as possible. The tram also ran a coordinated service with the railway for monthly excursions from Brisbane. Sometimes 200 people would make the journey to spend three hours on the range.

DID YOU KNOW? Sawn timber from Mapleton and Conondale mills was used in construction of the original Hornibrook Highway, which was the longest bridge in the southern hemisphere when it opened in October 1935. It was 2.6km long across Bramble Bay, connecting Redcliffe Peninsula and Brisbane. It closed in 1979. The 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast will be celebrated on August 1, 2017. In the lead up to the occasion, My Weekly Preview will each week take a look into our region’s past. If you have any historical photos or stories to share, feel free to email:

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EAGLE-EYE ARTWORK TAKES TOP PRIZE A stunning photorealistic painting of an eagle has won the $10,000 Holmes Art Prize.


taring into the eyes of this impressive eagle, you feel like you’re looking at a photograph. But instead, this magnificent masterpiece, and the winner of the Holmes Art Prize, was the result of hours of articulately placed brushstrokes by Tony Pridham from Victoria. Pridham’s Quill impressed judge and honorary professor of the Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics at the Australian National University Dr Penny Olsen and was selected as the winner in a pool of 39 finalists, all of which were exhibited at the Caloundra Regional Gallery from November 2 to 27. Pridham received $10,000 and the piece was acquired by Dr Holmes for his private art collection Holmes says he is overwhelmed by the success of this art prize, which is in its second year. “Once again, there was an exceptionally high standard of works submitted for this national art prize,” he says. “It takes a talented eye to really capture the essence of these beautiful animals.

Dr Gary Holmes with winner Tony Pridham and the oil on canvas artwork Quil “The paintings in my collection have been selected based on the sensational colours, meticulous brushwork and realistic reflection of the subject matter and I am excited to be adding this piece to my walls.” Friends of the Gallery Caloundra President, Marie Pigott says they are proud to be able to present the Holmes Art Prize. “This is a unique experience for art lovers on the Sunshine Coast to appreciate the 39 stunning bird artworks created by Australian bird artists from all over

Australia,” she says. “We are so grateful to Dr Holmes for his support of the arts and Australian artists. “We’re also thrilled that Dr Olsen recognises the significance and importance of this annual event and for accepting our invitation to judge the event.” Arts Portfolio councillor Rick Baberowski says this special art prize was the only one of its kind in the country and it is an exibition lovers of realistic bird art anticipate.


PARTY TIME FOR DICKY BEACH Dicky Beach Surf Club renovations that have been underway since June are ready to be unveiled at the grand opening. The new look features a sunny all-weather deck, new state of the art kitchen, cafe, dining area, kids’ room and new gaming lounge. Along with the completion of the renovation, the club is also launching an all-new menu. Every time you visit the surf club for a meal or drinks, the money you spend goes towards the training, equipment and resources required by the tireless volunteer life savers to keep everyone on the beach safe and to ensure a continued zero preventable deaths between the flags into the future. The grand opening will provide a week of festivities featuring the return of the Members Jokers Jackpot draw, an Aussie barbecue and Member’s Day. The host of events will finish off with a Family Fun Day on Sunday, December 11. Kids’ entertainment will be provided from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and kids can also eat free all day Check out the grand opening at the Dicky Beach Surf Club from December 5 to 11. Visit for information on all of the events.


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PEPPERMINT CRISP TART This delicious recipe comes from The Zebra Crossing in Maroochydore, a grocery store selling South African products. This tart is perfect for the Christmas table. Ingredients: 1 can Nestle Caramel Treat 500ml Norco cream 1 packet Tennis biscuits 2 Peppermint Crisp chocolate bars Method: Place the Tennis biscuits in rows at the bottom of your desired dish, ensuring that the bottom of the dish is covered. Place the caramel in a mixing bowl and mix until smooth. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the cream until stiff peaks form, being careful not to over-whip. Add the whipped cream and 100g of the grated Peppermint Crisp chocolate bars to

GLAM IN GOLD The Buderim VIEW Club will be celebrating its birthday month with a bit of bling. Their Glam in Gold-themed celebration will raise money for respected charity The Smith Family and all are welcome to join in. Wear your best gold outfit or accessories to Clio’s on Rosemount on December 7 at 11am. Tickets are $30. Email or phone Leonie 5452 6068.

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It’s not too late to catch the latest from the producers of Menopause the Musical – Motherhood the Musical. There are still three more performances left of this heart-warming and hilarious musical journey about the lives of four girlfriends, who meet for a baby shower. They are Amy, a naive young woman about to have her first child; Brooke, a hard-working lawyer who barely sees her kids; Barb, a stressed mother of five and Tasha a single mother seeking to balance work, her family and a divorce. As the three friends throw Amy a baby shower, the truth about motherhood – the good, the bad and the laundry – comes into the open. Presented by Coolum Theatre Players under the direction of Jennifer Rousset and music director John rush, this is the perfect show for those looking for some tongue-incheek entertainment. See Motherhood the Musical at the Coolum Civic Centre on December 2 and 3 at 7.30pm and December 4 at 2pm. Tickets are available at

Queensland’s own Mr Country Entertainer of the Year, John McSweeney, is coming to Caloundra to perform in The Judy Henzell Sunshine Melodies Concert Series. McSweeney will showcase songs from his various albums, including his latest, Still Cruising as well as performing his renowned impersonations of Willie Nelson, Tiny Tim and Chad Morgan, just to name a few. The morning continues with Alex Peden’s tribute to Daniel O’Donnell, supported by the Merryatric Players. Peden will perform classic songs such as I Want to Dance with You, Our House is a Home, Danny Boy, Amazing Grace, Medals for Mothers and many more. A complimentary morning tea is included in the ticket price and will be served from 10am. See John McSweeney, Alex Peden and the Merryatric Players at The Events Centre, Caloundra on December 7 from 11am. Tickets are $17 and available at

NAMBOUR COMMUNITY CAROLS AND TWILIGHT MARKETS A fun family night out awaits at the Nambour Showground as twilight markets and the Nambour Community Carols kick off. Gates open at 4pm with free rides and an animal farm for the kids with markets and food stalls. The concert starts at 6pm and will wrap up with a fireworks display at 8pm. Check out the Nambour Community Carols and Twilight Markets from 4pm on December 9 at the Nambour Showground.


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WHAT’S ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 BRIAN CARLON, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm JANELLE CORDINGLEY, Lemon and Thyme, 5.45pm DARREL BEASANT, Caloundra RSL, 6pm NICK CUNNINGHAM, Solbar, 6pm JANICE, Caloundra Surf Club, 7pm ANDREA KIRWIN, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 7pm MICHELLE BROWN, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm DAVE FLOWER AND CAROLINE, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm KEVIN BORICH BAND, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm TASH SULTANA, Solbar, 8pm OZ HORNZ, Caloundra RSL, 8.30pm


FIESTA FLAMENCA…OLE! The sights and sounds of Spain will be reverberating throughout the Lind Lane Theatre in Nambour as Arte Flamenco presents its newest production Fiesta Flamenca! Witness a night of authentic flamenco soul as you are transported to Sevilla, Spain to enjoy the atmosphere of a city come alive at fiesta time. Love, passion, humour and drama are portrayed through powerful dance, dramatic music, and vivid imagery, making this an evening simply not to be missed. Featuring the superb talents of flamenco guitarist Antonio Miguel, world percussionist Jalberto Maldonado and the explosive dance style of flamenco dancer Yioda Maria, this show will be sure to ignite the senses. Combine this with the vibrant students of the Sunshine Coast-based Arte Flamenco dance school and you will be treated to a highly entertaining and culturally enriching experience. Fiesta Flamenca! is on December 10 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are available at

ALLAN KELLY, Black Bunny Kitchen, 4pm SUZY KEENAN, Caloundra RSL, 4pm CHRIS RAMSAY, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm ALEXIS SAWFORD, Lemon and Thyme, 5.45pm TAYLOR PAYNE, Solbar, 6pm SISTER C, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm ROB ROSALUND, Caloundra Surf Club, 7pm CRAIG MADDEN, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm PAUL MCKENNA & BRIDGET, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE SHOW, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm ANNIE J & FUSION, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 8pm JOSH PYKE & BOB EVANS, Solbar, 8pm THE RETRONOMES, Caloundra RSL, 8.30pm

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SLEEK AND SPORTY Japanese maker Subaru has invented an odd name for its new wagon model – but many of its traits are familiar. WORDS: Peter Atkinson, AAP


f this car was built by Audi, it would be called an Avant. And, if it wore a BMW badge, it would be known as a Touring. With its sleek good looks, its refined finishes and its serene road presence, it could easily be the latest model from one of those German makers. But this car is built by Subaru in Japan, so it will go through life known as a Levorg. Funny name. But an impressive machine. Significantly, Subaru chose not to call it a WR-X wagon – which is basically what it is, although, in the hierarchy of Subaru’s model

lineup, it officially replaces the slightly larger, less sporty Liberty wagon. The Levorg uses much of the same running gear – and many of the interior finishes – as the cult-hero WR-X sports sedan and hatch sibling. It also offers a very sporty image for a wagon – low, sleek stance, handsome alloys with low-profile tyres and the signature bonnet scoop found in all of Subaru’s performance-bred turbo models. But rather than piggyback on one of the best-known and best-loved badges in the automotive world, Subaru has chosen to let

the Levorg become a stand-alone model. And it stands pretty impressively. The Levorg picks up most of the new technology Subaru has rolled out in its other models – including a strong suite of electronic safety and convenience features, plus the latest versions of its drivetrain. It delivers a serious whack of power – a healthy 197 kilowatts and 350 Newton metres – comparable to what you’ll find in a the latest WR-X. Of course, Subaru’s signature symmetrical all-wheel-drive system is also part of the package, ensuring consummate grip and typically well-balanced road holding. But the smoothness of this drivetrain manages to disguise, to some degree, the Levorg’s impressive performance credentials. Plant the right foot and it will get motoring very swiftly indeed – even more so if you choose to use the wheelmounted paddles that deliver those different ratios in a more urgent fashion. Subaru’s SI-Drive, which delivers a variety of driving styles from comfort to sport, reconfigures those ratios with eight distinct gears in its sportiest format. But in normal running it’s all smooth, seamless and civilised and most noticeably, remarkably quiet and refined. The engine’s linear power delivery, combined with the seamless transmission, contributes to this fuss-free progress with

the added virtue of soothing the turbo’s thirst by keeping the engine in a conservative, low-rev zone unless thoroughly provoked. That, in turn, means an average thirst of about 8L/100km. It’s on the open road where the Levorg most impressed us. On some smooth tarmac and with the active cruise control set to the speed limit, there is almost a complete absence of noise generated by road, wind and engine activity. It’s as quiet a cruiser as anything we’ve driven – even cars costing two, three or four times as much.

SUBARU LEVORG HOW BIG? Despite its sleek, sporty lines, it’s a very generously proportioned mid-size wagon with impressive interior space.

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AGENT PROFILE My Property Preview chats with Team Godwin co-director and team sales partner Minka Jenkins… What has been your best holiday? The best holiday is hard, being an exinternational air hostess, I have been so spoilt. From Tahiti to Rome to New York to London, to safari in Africa, there isn’t enough room for me to tell you how amazing my travels have been. I love everywhere as long as I’m with people or family I love. What are you reading right now? I have just bought a book that I can’t wait to read on our cruise in December, it’s called 1001 Restaurants to Visit Before You Die. I’ve ordered the sequel, 1001 Wines to Drink Before You Die. How long have you worked in the real estate business and what attracted you to it in the first instance? I have been in real estate for nine years and have had much joy. My love of the industry started at 21, when I bought my first unit in Alex. While flying and on my break, I would be reading the real estate section of the paper. What was your very first job? My first paying job was when I was only 12, I was babysitting on site for the owners of the iconic, Pisces restaurant on Alexandra Parade at Alexandra Headland. By the time I was 13, they said I was that impressive that they wanted me to help in the restaurant. What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? My favourite place on the Sunshine Coast is the Mooloolaba Esplanade between the two Pandanus trees in front of Sirocco. I spread my mother’s ashes there. We would both go around the world, come back and sit right there and look at each other and go, “Yep, there is no place like home”. Describe your perfect day? Sitting at The Boat Shed restaurant, Cotton Tree, surrounded by my best friends laughing and looking across to Twin Waters. Wonderful memories made there.

What was the first property you sold? The first property I sold was for a friend who is still flying. It was my first auction and I sold it the night before. I have gone on to help him buy and sell four more properties, he has also been one of my biggest supporters. What was your most recent sale? My latest sale was an auction in the Bokarina Beach Courts, which I sold under the hammer. The owner is a school friend from Maroochydore High and this is the third time I have represented him. He is based in New York, so the property was empty. We styled it with his sister and a terrific local lady who worked her magic, then I did the rest. We completed a four week campaign in My Weekly Preview and it was sold within 28 days. It was text book perfect. What do you love most about your job? I love my job, I am surrounded by people that I admire and I can also inspire others as



well. I work hours that suit my family, albeit a lot of hours, but I work very hard. What is the most difficult thing about your job? The hardest part of the job is when buyers don’t like my vendor’s home. I treat everyone’s homes as my own and I take it to heart when they don’t like it, hence that is why I’m known to get the best prices. What’s best – auction or private treaty? In choosing a selling mode for your home, it comes down to guidance by your agent and what you’re comfortable with. It also comes down to timing. In the hotspots, auctions are working very well but you need to make sure your agent is well educated in the area. They need to know the procedure, keep you well informed and you need to ask many questions. If selling with a price under private treaty, it needs to be loose as a buyer will always go under. How have you seen the property market change in the past 12 months? The past 12 months have been the best that I have been privileged to be involved in. The Kawana strip is finally being seen for what it really is. Beachside which is surrounded by multimillion-dollar infrastructure, community expansions, renovations in residential and commercial. You drive around and you can see it right in front of you, it is consuming and it’s exciting to have watched the area evolve and grow over the 44 years I have been living here. Your tip for buyers? Procrastination is the assassination of all motivation… if you love it, buy it. Keep it simple, location, great bones and think the big picture. Your tip for sellers? If you know me, you know I am passionate about your home and how it looks and feels. So declutter, style it to not just suit you, freshen the garden up, neat and tidy is the key. If it looks good someone else will think so too.



unshine Coast designers and interior stylists shone at the 44th annual Queensland HIA-CSR Housing Awards. The Housing Industry Association, the voice of the residential construction industry in Australia, held a gala dinner on November 4 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The awards recognise building and design excellence and are known for raising the bar in contemporary design, construction, innovation and housing technology. The Sunshine Coast was heavily represented in the Interior Design Award categories, with Buderim-based designer Mark Gacesa of Ultraspace taking out Residential Interior Decorate and Interior Design/Decorate Project of the Year. Eileen Middleton Interiors, also in Buderim, won for Property Styling and in the HIA Qld Kitchen and Bathroom Award category, Noosaville-based Sarah Waller Design won Bathroom of the Year. The winner of the major award on the night was Mosaic Construction taking out HIA-CSR Queensland Home of the Year with a superbly designed and custom built home in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. This project was also recognised under the kitchen and residential interior design and custom built categories. The judges describe the project as “a finely detailed rural home exploring the upper limits of craftsmanship, engineering and design while cleverly maximising panoramic views over the coast”. Despite other exceptional homes the judges had no hesitation in voting this project the overall winner. Among the Coast-based winners were JW Constructions for renovation/addition project, Ausmar Homes for specialised continued>

WINNER OF MULTIPLE HOUSING INDUSTRY AWARDS • 2016 Queensland Renovation / Addition Project of the year • 2016 Sunshine Coast / Wide Bay Renovation / Addition Project of the year • 2016 Sunshine Coast / Wide Bay Renovation / Addition Project over $1,000,000 • 2016 Sunshine Coast Custom Built Home $1 Million to $2 Million Commendation

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WINNER: QUEENSLAND RENOVATION/ADDITION PROJECT – JW CONSTRUCTIONS This stunning architectural home has been crafted to take full advantage of the undeniably spectacular coastal views of the region. Featuring an expansive cantilevered roof and balcony, the home wraps generously around the wet edged pool. With floor to ceiling windows and open plan living in mind the entertaining spaces flow effortlessly outside to the outdoor living room through to the tranquil view beyond. Mosaic Constructions housing and Saltair Constructions for Innovation in Housing. Acting HIA Queensland’s executive director Michael Roberts says the HIA Awards recognise the achievements, both of companies and individuals in the Queensland region who lead the way in the professionalism, design, construction and innovation in housing. “The awards are a strong statement of the commitment of HIA members in Queensland to deliver quality housing that

will stand the test of time. The evidence of this year’s winners shows they have risen to the challenge.” Many winners progress from the Queensland Awards to the Australian titles which will be held at HIA’s 2017 National Conference on Hamilton Island in May.

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TAXES A BURDEN ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY Taxes, fees, levies and other government charges are the lead in the saddlebag for housing affordability according to Housing Industry Association chief executive, industry policy and media, Graham Wolfe. “Housing affordability will not be addressed by political point scoring around negative gearing or capital gains tax,” Wolfe says. “It’s a distracting and lazy debate and one where all three levels of government

The property before renovation

JW Constructions won the HIA award for this renovated home

point a finger at each other, when it’s a fact that around 40 per cent of the cost of a new home is taxation.” Wolfe says it is the taxes and levies that are charged on every new home that overwhelmingly defeat all attempts to reduce housing costs. “State based stamp duty on the purchase of a typical new home alone adds a $91 per month burden on household mortgage repayments,” he says.

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Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days:

15/80 BURNETT STREET, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday December 3 @ 9am Belle Property Buderim 5456 0263 Jan Withers 0403 737 790 9/52 ALEXANDRA PARADE, MAROOCHYDORE Auction on site Friday December 2 @ 4pm Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257 7 EULINGA COURT, NINDERRY Auction on site Saturday December 3 @ 12pm REMAX Property Sales 5470 7000 Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Sharon Heays 0499 205 409 14 ROYAL CLOSE, WURTULLA Auction on site Saturday December 3 @ 10am Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526


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Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

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Riddell Real Estate 5442 1888

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John Pyne 0418 710 209 Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412

73-77 Greenwood Close, Buderim

LARGE PENTHOUSE ͵ MODERN COMPLEX IN MOOLOOLABA Located in Mooloolaba ‘s heart, within easy walking distance to the beach and restaurants, yet far enough away to be peaceful and relaxing. This exclusive private penthouse boasts a prime posi on overlooking Mooloolah River with a green outlook. The three-level, modern building of only 8 apartments and private pool, is ghtly held and owner-occupied. The open-plan floor area is about 284m2, offering three bedrooms, two bathrooms, internal laundry and two car spaces plus a large lock-up workshop and storage area. The internal stairs take you to an enormous roof-top garden which boasts drama c panoramic views – an ideal posy for entertaining, soaking in the sun and watching the background river ac on. On hand is a sink, electricity, large umbrella and covered area.

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44 MARY STREET, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Auction on site Friday December 2 @ 5.30pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Alan Riley 0422 723 719 9 ALKIRA STREET, BUDDINA Auction on site Thursday December 1 @ 6pm Team Godwin Real Estate 5444 0258 Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063


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$995,000 Saturday 3rd December 12.15-12.45pm 11/21 Nicklin Way, Minyama Mark Unkel M 0412 738 675 E W waterfrontproper

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LOADS OF SUMMER FUN IN MOOLOOLABA Tastefully renovated and immaculately presented this four bedroom family home offers plenty of space (786m2), to spread your wings. Two separate living areas overlook the sparkling inground pool. The kitchen boasts stone bench tops, Bosch appliances and a generous walk in pantry. Four bedrooms, all with BIRs, main with ensuite. Family living room opens to alfresco dining beside the pool. Refurbished throughout, double garage with storage, remote doors and secure access to home. Room for boat or caravan. Poinsettia is one of Mooloolabaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great family avenues. The Sellers have given this home a new lease on life, come see the result that makes it all worthwhile. AUCTION Saturday, 10th December 2016 at 12:00pm, On Site INSPECT Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm MOOLOOLABA 5444 0800 JEAN HAMER 0419 034 500 WEB



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Situated in the sought after suburb of Brightwater, this beautifully presented family home was built by the very popular Plantation Homes. With north facing open plan living areas spilling onto a very generous covered entertainment area this is a very easy living space to enjoy. The large island beach and subdued tones in the cabinetry and bench tops make the kitchen a real focal point for the home. There are 3 good sized bedrooms plus a separate study plus internal access from the garage all located on a quiet cul de sac.

Attention renovators - This well positioned 3 bedroom Minyama home awaits your guiding hand. The home features 2 separate living areas, master bedroom with ensuite, a large north facing covered rear terrace plus detached double garage. With increased prices of renovated homes in the area this home could be modernised and transformed into a work of art. Walk to local shops or to the Mooloolah River to throw a line in or a pathway across the road leads to a local treasure - Jessica Park. Kawana shopping centre and Mooloolaba beaches are a short drive away.

INSPECT By Appointment MAROOCHYDORE 5443 3377 PAUL ANGELL 0438 468 378 and LISA ANGELL 0438 443 979 WEB

INSPECT Saturday 9:00am - 9:45am MAROOCHYDORE 5443 3377 PAUL ANGELL 0438 468 378 and LISA ANGELL 0438 443 979 WEB

Beerwah - 5494 6444

Maroochydore - 5443 3377

Nambour - 5441 1344

Caloundra - 5438 2166

Mooloolaba - 5444 0800

Sippy Downs - 5450 1515

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WHEELCHAIR & PET FRIENDLY • Fully renovated single level, stand alone villa with quality fittings and fixtures • Swimming pool + low Body Corp fees • Cascade Walk complex is right in the heart of Buderim

Rosemount 279 Upper Rosemount Road

MOVE TO BRIGHTWATER Situated in the sought after suburb of Brightwater, this beautifully presented family home was built by Plantation Homes. It features north-facing open plan living areas, timber flooring and ducted zoned airconditioning. The large island bench and subdued tones of the cabinetry and benchtops make the kitchen a real focal point for the home. There are three good-sized bedrooms plus a separate study. The 600m2 property is fully fenced and has side access. There is also a great outdoor entertaining area. The home is within walking distance to the Brightwater schools, tavern and shopping centre and a short drive to the new university hospital, beaches and golf courses.

23 GALAH PLACE, MOUNTAIN CREEK 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Offers Over $550,000 First National Maroochydore 5443 3377 Paul Angell 0438 468 378 Lisa Angell 0438 443 979

The View is yours Forever

With coastal and northerly views, underground power and concrete kerbing this 6000sqm block is perfect for you to build your dream home • Peaceful well-held area with a country feel but only 10 minutes from pristine north shore beaches, Sunshine Coast Airport, schools and shopping centres • Easy access to the Bruce Highway

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ISLAND LIVING Positioned at the top end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this home has an outdoor patio overlooking a large, grassy play area with plenty of room for a pool. Set on a 653m2 block, the home offers relaxed living on Kawana Island and is walking distance to Double Bay beach, coffee shops and restaurants. It is located within the Brightwater State School zone. The home has a spacious floor plan with a separate living/media room and a modern kitchen with walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances. An airconditioned open plan lounge and dining area flows out to the entertaining area. All of the four bedrooms have built-ins, the main having airconditioning and a walk-through robe.

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7 EULINGA COURT, NINDERRY 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Auction on site Saturday December 3 @ 12pm RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000 Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Sharon Heays 0499 205 409

BUDERIM 16 Cedara Place This super-sized family home sits in an elevated position on a private, fully landscaped 2605m2 block in a quiet Buderim pocket surrounded by premium homes. Offering a superb lifestyle for the family that loves to entertain, there is something here for all to savour! Over two levels, the home is complete with 5 bedrooms, office, 3.5 bathrooms, media room, expansive open plan living flowing out to wraparound verandah and rear timber deck, galley style kitchen, double lock up garage with extra storage, and sparkling inground pool to keep you cool in summer.





Auction Saturday 10th December at 2pm, on site View Saturday 10-10.30am Jamie Holbrook 0418 500 081

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AUCTION YOU’RE INVITED - AUCTION THIS FRIDAY EVENING DECEMBER 2ND AT 5:30PM 44 Mary Street, Alexandra Headland This is your last chance! Once sold properties in this coveted location rarely come to market. This iconic beach house is set on a remarkable 1,042m2 of premium Golden Triangle land. Enjoying a wonderfully private elevated position, with majestic sweeping ocean views. Architecturally designed by Blackburn & Jackson, this is a lifestyle opportunity of superb quality and tranquillity. Stroll to everything Alex has to offer from beautiful beaches to award winning restaurants. This a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the pinnacle of beachside living. Please join us Friday for your chance to own this magnificent property.

• Superb Golden Triangle home on 1042m2 • Breathtaking ocean views • Architecturally designed • Perfect northern aspect • Stunning private balcony • Inground salt water pool • Stroll to beach, dining and shopping • An opportunity not to be missed


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Auction: On Site, This Friday December 2nd at 5.30pm Inspect: From 5pm Friday Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Alan Riley 0422 723 719

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THE ADDRESS OF SUCCESS! WILL BE SOLD WELL BELOW REPLACEMENT COST! 48 Tantula Road East, Alexandra Headland Perched high above Alexandra Headland and capturing some of the most amazing views offered on the Coast, this stunning Ken Down designed masterpiece will appeal to the most astute buyer. With its commanding northern aspect and breathtaking panoramic views which take in the spectacular coastline all the way through to the Ninderry Hinterland, the outlook offers something for everyone’s taste. The home itself is an exploration of luxury, design and functionality and was developed to create a true sense of warmth while offering a welcoming ‘home retreat’. The current owners circumstances have changed and this property must be sold! Don’t miss out!

4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car • Stunning position high above Alex • Perfect northern aspect • Amazing 200 degree panoramic views • Architecturally designed by Ken Down • Beautiful deck offering privacy • Abundance of natural light • An opportunity not to be missed

Price: $2 Million Plus Buyers Inspect: Saturday 12-12.45pm, Thursday 5-5.45pm Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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AUCTION EXTREME VALUE - 2 ACRES - 13 MINUTES TO MOOLOOLABA BEACH 9 Mckeiver Court, Glenview A true, 5 bedroom home including a generous sized master suite with stylish ensuite and walk in robe, PLUS an office. Numerous living zones and a chef’s kitchen with preparation kitchen as well, all looking out to the stunning inground pool where you can watch the kids whilst preparing your meals. The outdoor under cover entertaining area enjoys a view over one of the nicest two acres I will sell this year. Bring the horse, or buy one for the kids for Christmas. A two bay shed, chicken coup plus heaps more. Call Craig Porter now to view.

5 Bed | 3 Bath | 4 Car • Prime easy care 2 plus acres • 5 bed, 3 bath, plus office • Stunning inground pool • 2 bay shed • Bring your horse • 5 minutes to University of the Sunshine Coast

Auction: On Site, Saturday December 10th at 1pm Inspect: Saturday December 3rd 11-11.45am, Wednesday December 7th 2-2.45pm Craig Porter 0411 554 880


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A DREAM POSITION FOR YOUR DREAM HOME… 32 Culbara Street, Mooloolaba

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car

With deep waterfront positions a rare commodity in Mooloolaba, it would be hard to go past one of the last remaining original style residences in this sought after precinct. Situated towards the eastern tip of Culbara Street with panoramic broadwater and river views, this property provides an ideal entry to a superb deep water lifestyle. Chosen by the owners originally for its sheltered location just off the Mooloolah River, it has been over 35 years since the property has been offered again to the market. An easy walk to Mooloolaba beach, shops and restaurants, you will relish the lifestyle being in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Don’t miss out!

• Prime positioned deep waterfront • Stunning 18m broadwater frontage • Beautiful Mooloolah River views • Boat ramp with side access • Tidy home in original condition • Perfect site for redevelopment • Unlimited future potential

Price: Buyer Interest From Mid $1M’s Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am Alan Riley 0422 723 719

AUCTION AUCTION THIS SATURDAY 3RD DECEMBER - WILL BE SOLD 14 Royal Close, Wurtulla Hurry this beautiful waterfront home will sell on Saturday. To find an ‘as new’ home in such a prime location is a rare opportunity. Within walking distance to the new University hospital, Wurtulla beaches, shops and public transport, DO NOT HESITATE. Beautifully appointed with an unerring attention to detail, this exquisite single level residence defines low maintenance luxury waterfront living. Completely renovated and designed to meet the expectations of a new home buyer. This outstanding residence sets the standard for luxury waterfront living. Call Karen today.

4 Bed | 2 Bath | 3 Car • 20m canal frontage • Complete quality renovation • European appliances • 2kw solar system • Professional landscaping • Room for boat and caravan • Video intercom + pin code entry

Auction: On Site, This Saturday December 3rd at 10am Inspect: Saturday From 9.30am Karen Jones 0405 122 526


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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME Leave the hustle and bustle behind with the knowledge that the view here will be yours forever. With fabulous views of Mt Ninderry and Mt Coolum to the north, the ocean to the east and the green valleys in between, this 6000m2 block is the ideal place to build your dream home. It is located in a sought after location at the Diddillibah end of Upper Rosemount Road. It features underground power and concrete kerbing. The property is situated only five minutes from the Bli Bli shops and a short drive from the beach at Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast Airport and Maroochydore’s Sunshine Plaza.

279 UPPER ROSEMOUNT ROAD, UPPER ROSEMOUNT Land - 6000m2 Offers over $499,000 Belle Property Buderim 5445 6722 Jan Withers 0403 737 790

Suburb, Street Buderim, 18-20Name Millstream Court 3+ 2 2 Offers Over $600,000 Character, Charm and ‘On Top’ Delightful Queenslander with beautiful wooden floors, modern kitchen with stone benchtops, spacious elevated deck, 3 bedrooms plus study /4th bedroom. 3 split system air conditioners, log burner, walk-in linen cupboard and more.

View Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am /QB2449 Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219


Maroochydore, 9/52 Alexandra Parade


Best Beachfront Buying Imagine waking to the sound of crashing waves, stepping out onto the deck with a morning coffee while admiring the sparkling ocean. Conveniently positioned in a beachfront pocket of Maroochydore, this well appointed and spacious unit offers a style of living that will have you feeling like every day is a holiday. 40 metres to the beach, this is true beachfront living.



Auction unless sold prior • Large open plan living • 2 generous bedrooms • 2 bathrooms including ensuite in master • Large open plan kitchen • Quality fittings and appliances • Tastefully renovated • Fabulous ocean views

Friday December 2 at 4pm, on site View Friday 3:30 - 4:00pm

Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257

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very now and then a truly unique property comes on the market. This Mary Street property offers a rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful home set on a 1042m² block in Alexandra Headland. This elevated beach house boasts sweeping ocean views. Architecturally designed by Blackburn Jackson Design, it features open-plan living connected with wall-to-wall glass. The home is designed for entertaining with a balcony nestled among the tree tops. The home has a designer kitchen, premium appliances, two complete master suites and pool.

44 MARY STREET, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 4 bed, 3 bath, 8 car Auction on site Friday December 2 @ 5.30pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Alan Riley 0422 723 719


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Elevated Headline Luxurious Home On Three Acres Designed by the cabinet maker himself is this beautiful four bedroom home + study situated in a quiet cul de sac with views looking out to the Sunshine Coast hinterland and ranges.

Inspect: Friday 5:00 - 6:00pm, Saturday 11:00 - 11:45am Auction: This Saturday 3rd December on-site at 12pm

Entertaining will be a delight with three large ovens, a large covered deck and ample parking for Steve Perry 0418 711 955 all your visitors. Approved 2nd dwelling with plan also available, so when the in-laws come to Sharon Heays 0499 205 409 visit at Christmas they never have to leave! • High ceiling and air conditioning throughout, separate living areas with entrances to the deck

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• Kitchen with Italian marble benchtop and gas cooktop, 2 Pac cabinets, quality appliances • Main living with combustion fire place • Large 3 bay shed, extra parking for caravan/boat, 3x5,000Gal water tanks, 5KW Solar System • Eco-safe Septic System, 3 acres, vacant possesion - be in by Christmas 58 My Weekly Preview | December 2, 2016

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2/18 Blackall St, WOOMBYE

5442 1888

OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS & BEST BUYS NAMBOUR: 10 Hocking St Sat 10-10.40 Very well presented tidy timber home, recently updated, fresh paint and well maintained. 3brms, 1bath, 1carport. Back verandah, bbq area is privatised by established trees. Quiet location, walk to town services. Mid $300,000’s COOLUM: 30 Scrub Rd Sat 11.30-12.30 Unique & stylish, Coolum Coast Classic! Superb presentation, large east facing deck, views to the ocean. 3brms, 3bath, 2car + ig pool. 2 mins walk to the beach. Buyers in the $800,000’s WOOMBYE: 5 Lancaster Close Sat 11-11.40 Lowset brick home, neat and tidy. Situated on a 987m2 block at the end of cul de sac. 3brms, 1bath, 1carport + covered outdoor entertaining area plus many extras! Great 1st home. $375,000 NAMBOUR: The Mill, 10 -12 Mill Lane Sat 11-11.40 Location, opportunity in the heart of Nambour. 6 x new t/houses + a 52m2 retail shop situated at the front. Double storey, spacious, 3brms, 2.5 bath, 2 car accom. Nearing completion. From $349,000 COES CREEK: 157 Coes Creek Rd Sat 12-12.40 Elevated position backing onto farmland. Ideal for 1st home buyers or investors. 3brms, 1 bath, modern kitchen, storage downstairs. Dble garage. Neat and tidy! Verandah, hardwood flooring, 797m2 block. Will Not Last!! $379,900 DIDDILLIBAH: 18 Brookfield Crt Sat 1-1.40 Options available! 2 separate residences joined by covered walkway. Dual living possibilities, extra income potential or a super sized family home. 5brms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car accomm. Situated on a lush, leafy, private 1&¼ acre at the end of a dress circle cul de sac. Landscaped gardens are well established, verandahs with north aspect. Rare opportunity to acquire a property that offers space and options. Inspect today. Priced to sell at $642,900 WOOMBYE: 96 Diddillibah Rd Sat 1-1.40 Elite, modernised Queenslander on private 1.6 acres. 2 storey home with 5 brms, 3bath. O/plan living area, dining and gourmet chef’s kitchen. Fantastic all weather recreation area overlooking the acreage backyard + ig pool. 5 wide bays, high roller door access, internal storage loft & power + a connecting 6mx6m open bay. 2 mins drive to the main street of Woombye. A magnificent property. Buyers in the $800,000’s

ROOM WITH A VIEW Perfectly positioned on the 11th level of building, this high rise apartment boasts panoramic views of Mount Coolum and Maroochy River. Fully renovated with nothing else to spend, it’s ready for new owners. The new kitchen has stone benchtops, new appliances and a view from the sink over the water to the horizon. The master bedroom is large in size and boasts a stylish ensuite. A second bedroom also has built-in robes and views of the river. The Banyandah Towers complex is within walking distance to the CBD, restaurants, cafés and bars located in the Ocean Street precinct. The apartment complex also has a pontoon, pool, spa, sauna and games room.

83/150 DUPORTH AVENUE, MAROOCHYDORE 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Offers over $425,000 Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Glennis Schindler 0412 737 324


NAMBOUR: Opportunity knocks! 1341m2 land with 2brm + sleepout cottage. Live in and renovate or subdivide (s/j council appr) – block is zoned Medium Density Residential, suitable for townhouse or unit development. $419,000 HORIZONS NORTH Land For Sale! Level building sites available, some with views. Block sizes from 800m2, offering wide frontages. Ideal location, easy access to shopping, coastal beaches and more. $295,000 From

Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 John Pyne 0418 710 209 Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 Virginia Brown 0400 763 837

CURRIMUNDI $375pw 1 1 2 Brand new with quiet laneway entry. Handy to beach, shops and transport. Available now. MERIDAN PLAINS $440pw 2 2 3 Light and airy unit close to schools, kindy, Aldi shops and hotel. Fully fenced. Pet on application Available now. MAROOCHYDORE $450pw 1 1 4 Commercial zoning – small business, Office space separate from the home. No pets. Available now. 2 2 LITTLE MOUNTAIN $450 pw 3 Spacious unit close to schools, shops and only minutes to the Coasts’ beaches and Bruce Highway.Pet possible. CURRIMUNDI $475pw 2 2 3 Brand new with office. Courtyard is easy care gardening. Handy to beach, shops and transport. Available now. KAWANA ISLAND $485pw 2 2 4 Furnished family home in quiet area surrounded by waterfront walking paths amd parks. Pet possible.. Available now. GOLDEN BEACH $490pw 3 2 3 Highset beach house with water views, lovely fenced front yard and in a very central location. Available now. KAWANA ISLAND $500pw 2 2 3 Fully furnished family home handy to the new hospital and furnished with quality furniture. Available now. CURRIMUNDI $550pw 2 2 5 Large family home close to schools, shops and transport. Huge separate living areas. Pet possible, Available 19 December. MINYAMA $590pw 2 2 3 Waterfront home freshly painted, boat ramp, modern bathrooms and new carpet. Rumpus room. Available now. MINYAMA $900pw 2 2 5 Large family home with pool, pontoon and jetty. Access the ocean or relax by the water. Available 12 December. PH: 5437 8806

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THE BEST IN WOOMBYE FOR THE LEAST 26 COBBS ROAD A combination of low maintenance materials with lavish use of timber to accent the cathedral ceilings gives a most inspiring appearance to all rooms. There is not another home for sale with a Woombye address that can match this enviable combination for character or price. To match the integrity of the design and build, is outstanding functionality which includes 5 bedrooms and two bathrooms and a wide private entertaining deck overlooking tropical greenery. NOW $489,000 OFFERS CONSIDERED. Inspect with Ian Black 0407 587 503 Open Saturday December 3rd 11am to midday

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6pm QI. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 A Taste Of Landline. 8.30 The Level. (M) Nancy finally sees the truth. 9.20 Miniseries: The Politician’s Husband. (M) 10.20 Hard Quiz. (PG)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens Summer. 8.30 MOVIE Tower Heist. (2011) (M) Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck. A group of amateurs plans a major heist. 10.45 Australia Beyond 2020. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 ACA. 7.30 The Secret Life Of The Zoo. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1. (2010) (M) Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson. 11.20 MOVIE The Astronaut’s Wife. (1999) (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. Hosted by comedian Graham Norton. 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 The Odd Couple. (PG) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey. (PG) 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 David Attenborough’s Wild Singapore. 8.30 MOVIE The Impossible. (2012) (M) Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Geraldine Chaplin. A family is caught up in the 2004 tsunami.


6pm QI. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) Louisa helps out her ex-boyfriend. 8.20 Grantchester. (M) Amanda’s engagement ring is stolen. 9.05 Inspector George Gently. (M) A dead body is linked to the IRA. 10.35 Call The Midwife. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Saving Mr Banks. (2013) (PG) Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell. 9.45 MOVIE Get The Gringo. (2012) (MA15+) Mel Gibson, Kevin Hernandez, Daniel Giménez Cacho. A criminal is caught by Mexican authorities.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 MOVIE Puss In Boots. (2011) (PG) 8.45 MOVIE Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2. (2011) (M) Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint. 11.15 MOVIE Stargate: The Ark Of Truth. (2008) (M)

6pm Territory Cops. (PG) 6.30 Scorpion. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. 8.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) A retired officer and a journalist are killed. 10.30 Elementary. (M) 11.30 48 Hours. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Secrets Of Britain. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE What We Do In The Shadows. (2014) (M) Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh. Vampire flatmates show a hipster the perks of being undead. 10.00 Soccer. EPL. Manchester City v Chelsea.


6pm QI. (PG) 7.00 ABC News Sunday. 7.40 Joanna Lumley’s Japan. 8.30 Poldark. (M) Dwight enlists in the navy. 9.30 MOVIE Carlotta. (2014) (M) Jessica Marais, Eamon Farren, Socratis Otto. A transsexual becomes a TV star.

6pm News. 7.00 Sunday Night. 8.00 Border Security: America’s Frontline. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Shawshank Redemption. (1994) (M) Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, James Whitmore. Two prisoners develop a friendship.

6pm Nine News. 6.30 Cricket. One-Day International Series. Australia v New Zealand. Game 1. Evening session. From the SCG. 9.20 60 Minutes. 10.20 Killer On The Line: Robin Garbutt. (M) 11.20 Public Morals. (M)

6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 All-Star Family Feud. (PG) 7.30 Modern Family. (PG) Manny is bullied at cooking class. 8.30 MOVIE We Bought A Zoo. (2011) (PG) Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church. A single father buys a rundown zoo. 11.05 48 Hours. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 This Is Greece With Michael Scott: The Peloponnese And Athens. Part 2 of 4. 8.30 Shakespeare’s Tomb. (PG) An investigation of Shakespeare’s grave. 9.25 Miniseries: The Hollow Crown. (M) Part 4 of 4.


7pm News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Back Roads. 8.30 Restoration Man. George visits Lee Head at his Victorian railway station project. 9.20 Who Flew First: Challenging The Wright Brothers. 10.15 Silent Witness. (MA15+)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Raj considers taking a job with Sheldon. 8.30 MOVIE Gladiator. (2000) (M) Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen. A general seeks revenge on Caesar.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Mission: Impossible. (1996) (M) Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Beart. A doublecrossed agent seeks answers. 10.45 Person Of Interest. (MA15+) 11.45 Undateable. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 All-Star Family Feud. 8.30 Life In Pieces. (PG) John and Joan get involved in a dispute. 9.30 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival. (M) 11.00 The Odd Couple. (PG) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 The Supervet. (PG) A threelegged cat needs a hip replacement. 8.30 O.J. Simpson: Made In America. (M) Part 3 of 5. 10.15 VICE World Of Sports. (PG) 10.45 SBS News.


6pm QI. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Simply Nigella. 8.30 Rick Stein: From Venice To Istanbul. Rick continues through Croatia. 9.30 Glenn Murcutt: Spirit Of Place. 10.35 Silent Witness. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 First Dates UK. (M) 8.40 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. (M) Gordon tackles The Fenwick Arms pub. 9.40 Never Teach Your Wife To Drive. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 6.30 Cricket. One-Day International Series. Australia v New Zealand. Game 2. Evening session. Continued. 9.20 MOVIE Days Of Thunder. (1990) (M) Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman. 11.20 20/20.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Modern Family. (PG) 8.30 NCIS. (M) The team finds errors in a cut-and-dried case. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) Sam’s son calls for help. 10.30 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Dawn Fraser. 8.30 The Mekong River With Sue Perkins. (PG) Part 1 of 4. 9.30 Exodus: Our Journey To Europe. (M) Part 3 of 3.


6pm QI. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Hard Quiz. (PG) 8.30 Wil Anderson: Wiluminati. (M) Wil Anderson’s stand-up comedy show. 9.30 Please Like Me. (M) 10.00 Adam Hills: The Last Leg.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 Air Rescue. (PG) A fishing boat capsizes. 8.30 6th AACTA Awards. (PG) From The Star Event Centre, Sydney. 10.45 Blindspot. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Wild New Zealand. 8.40 Chicago Med. (M) Ethan treats a teenage mother. 9.40 Medical Mysteries: The Man With Disintegrating Eyes. (PG) 10.40 Embarrassing Bodies. (M) 11.40 Murder In The First. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Jamie’s Cracking Christmas. 8.30 MOVIE Dirty Dancing. (1987) Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach. A teenage girl falls in love with a dancing teacher. 10.40 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 11.40 WIN News.

6pm Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey. (PG) Rick Stein visits Phuket. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 World’s Busiest Railway. (PG) Part 4 of 4. 8.35 Miniseries: The Hollow Crown. Part 1 of 3. In the wake of the death of Henry V, England is in crisis.



6pm QI. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.30 Doctor Foster. (M) Part 4 of 5. 9.25 Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home: Tower Planning. (PG) Part 3 of 4. 10.15 No Offence. (MA15+)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 8.30 Katherine Mills: Mind Games. (PG) Presented by Katherine Mills. 9.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Leonard asks Sheldon to tutor him. 11.30 The Goldbergs. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Great Getaways. (PG) 8.30 Victoria’s Secret 2016. From the Grand Palais, Paris. 9.30 20 To One. (PG) A countdown of 20 celebrity hook-ups. 10.30 Conspiracy. 11.30 The Mysteries Of Laura. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Big Birds. (PG) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) Barba faces off against two lawyers. 10.30 Blue Bloods. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.35 Heston’s Great British Food. 8.30 Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen. Peter takes a look at regional produce. 9.00 Destination Flavour Down Under. 9.30 Outlander. (MA15+)

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7pm Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Seconds From Disaster. (PG) 8.30 Catfish: The TV Show. (M) 9.10 Luke Warm Sex. (M) 9.40 Sex Box. (MA15+) 10.30 Hack Live. 11.35 Inside Amy Schumer.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 ABBA: When Four Become One. (PG) 8.30 Selling Houses Australia. 9.30 Escape To The Country. 10.30 House Wreck Rescue.

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE 8 Mile. (2002) (MA15+) Eminem, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer. 11.15 Defiance. (M)

7.30pm MOVIE Raise Your Voice. (2004) (PG) Hilary Duff, Oliver James, Kat Dennings. 9.40 MOVIE The Longest Week. (2014) (M) Olivia Wilde, Jason Bateman. 11.30 Mike & Molly. (M)

6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.30 Secret Dealers. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. (2008) (M) Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton. 11.50 Dalziel And Pascoe. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 9.30 Highlander. (M) 11.30 24: Live Another Day. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.05 The Simpsons. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. 8.30 MOVIE Bedazzled. (2000) (PG) 10.30 Sex And The City.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 8.10 Would I Lie To You? 8.40 Rosehaven. 9.10 Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff. 9.55 Comedy Next Gen.

6pm Mighty Ships. 7.00 NSW Schools Spectacular. (PG) 10.00 Victorian State Schools Spectacular. (PG)

6.30pm Deadly Seas. (PG) 7.30 Cowboys Of The Sea. (PG) 8.30 Wicked Tuna. (M) 9.30 American Hoggers. (M) 10.30 Outback Hunters. (M) 11.30 What Went Down. 12am Wicked Tuna.

6pm MOVIE Dinosaur Island. (2014) (PG) 7.45 MOVIE Yours, Mine And Ours. (2005) (PG) 9.30 MOVIE Planes, Trains & Automobiles. (1987) (M) Steve Martin, John Candy. 11.30 Adult Swim. (MA15+)

6pm Vacation Vacation Vacation. 7.20 The Great British Sewing Bee. 8.40 The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge. 9.50 River Cottage: Vegetables. 10.50 World’s Most Expensive Food.

6pm Last Man Standing. 6.30 Freddie Down Under. 7.30 Extreme Fisherman. (PG) 8.30 Nature’s Great Events. (PG) 9.30 48 Hours. (M) 10.30 Moments Of Impact.

6pm MOVIE Diary Of A Wimpy Kid. (2010) (PG) 8.00 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 9.00 New Girl. (PG) 10.00 Sex And The City. (M) 10.40 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 11.20 The Loop. (PG)


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 The Hoarder Next Door. 8.30 MOVIE Citizenfour. (2014) (M) 10.20 Four Corners. 11.05 Sex Box. 11.50 Inside Amy Schumer.

6pm The Zoo. 6.30 Animal Airport. (PG) 7.00 Dog Patrol. (PG) 7.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 The Art Of The Architect. 10.30 Original Features. 11.30 House Wreck Rescue. (PG)

6pm Seinfeld. (PG) 7.00 MOVIE Jaws 3. (1983) (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Wanted. (2008) (MA15+) 11.15 1000 Ways To Die. 12.15am Locked Up Abroad.

7.40pm MOVIE First Daughter. (2004) (PG) Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Michael Keaton. 9.50 MOVIE Whip It! (2009) (M) Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig.

6.30pm Border Rico. 7.00 Agatha Christie’s Marple. 9.00 Major Crimes. 10.00 Rizzoli & Isles.

6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 M*A*S*H. 7.30 CSI: Cyber. 8.30 Echo: The Unforgettable Elephant. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines. (2014) (MA15+)

6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 Raymond. 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. 9.30 Party Down South. (MA15+) 10.30 Sex And The City.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Class. 8.30 Louis Theroux: America’s Most Dangerous Pets. 9.30 Humans. 10.20 Inside Amy Schumer. 10.45 Peep Show.

6pm Deal Or No Deal. 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Rosemary & Thyme. (PG) 8.30 Foyle’s War. (M) 10.30 Downton Abbey. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Car Crash TV. (PG) 8.00 Surveillance Oz. (PG) 8.30 Australia’s Deadliest. (PG) 9.00 Klondike Gold Fever. (M) 10.00 Prospectors. (PG)

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Science Of Stupid. (M) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE Haywire. (2011) (M) 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG)

6.30pm Friends. 7.30 David Attenborough’s The Blue Planet. (PG) 8.40 Ready For Takeoff. (PG) 9.40 Weird Wonders Of The World. (PG) 10.50 Death Row Stories.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Undercover Boss. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Man On Fire. (2004) (M) Denzel Washington, Radha Mitchell, Dakota Fanning. 11.30 The League. (MA15+)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Raymond. 7.00 The Simpsons. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 Fresh Off The Boat. 8.30 Fresh Off The Boat. 9.00 MOVIE The Blair Witch Project. (1999) (MA15+)


7pm Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Winter Wipeout. 8.30 Good Game. (M) 9.30 Play To Win. 10.30 Peep Show. (M) 10.55 Humans. 11.45 Revenge Porn. (M)

6pm Deal Or No Deal. 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 The Indian Doctor. (PG) 8.30 Endeavour. (M) 10.30 Downton Abbey. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Ice Road Truckers. (PG) 9.30 Strip N’ Rip. (PG) 10.30 Car Chasers. 11.30 Counting Cars.

6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Outback Wrangler. 8.30 MOVIE Cliffhanger. (1993) (M) 10.45 Two And A Half Men. 11.15 South Beach Tow. 11.45 A To Z.

6pm Cricket. One-Day International Series. Australia v New Zealand. Game 2. Evening session. 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 New Tricks. (PG) 8.40 Heartbeat. (M) 11.00 Cold Case. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 48 Hours. (M) 8.30 Hillary: The Man Who Conquered Everest. (PG) 10.30 Rosewood. 11.30 Nash Bridges. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Raymond. 7.00 The Simpsons. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. 8.30 MOVIE Tropic Thunder. (2008) (M) 10.30 How I Met Your Mother.

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Winter Wipeout. 8.30 Stupid Man, Smart Phone. 9.20 Candidate Games: Battlefield Perth. 9.50 My Mania And Me. 10.40 Peep Show.

6pm Deal Or No Deal. 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Inspector Morse. (M) 10.30 Downton Abbey. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Tricked. (PG) 8.30 Ink Master. (M) 10.15 Tattoo Nightmares Miami. (M) 11.15 Bad Ink. (PG) 12.15am What Went Down. (PG)

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 BattleBots. (PG) 8.30 Airplane Repo. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE Broken Arrow. (1996) (M) 11.40 Toy Hunter.

6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.30 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 8.30 DCI Banks. (MA15+) 9.30 The Brokenwood Mysteries. (M) 11.30 Silent Witness. (MA15+)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Extreme Fisherman. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. (2001) (M) 10.30 Freddie Down Under. (PG) 11.30 Sons Of Anarchy.

6.30pm Raymond. 7.00 The Simpsons. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 Futurama. 8.30 The Simpsons. 9.00 Son Of Zorn. 9.30 The Simpsons. 10.00 Bob’s Burgers.

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Winter Wipeout. 8.30 Hard Quiz. 9.00 Black Books. 9.30 Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am. 10.00 Fancy Boy. 10.25 Comedy Next Gen.

6pm Deal Or No Deal. 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em. (PG) 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 10.30 Mr Selfridge. (PG) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 Family Guy. (M) 9.30 American Dad! (M) 10.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 12am The Big Bang Theory. (PG)

6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Survivor: Millennials Vs Gen X. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Dinner For Schmucks. (2010) (M) 10.50 Two And A Half Men. 11.50 A To Z.

6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.30 What’s Your Emergency? (M) 8.30 Amazing Medical Stories. (M) 9.30 Embarrassing Bodies. (PG) 10.30 Filthy Rich. 11.30 Helicopter Heroes. (PG)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. 7.30 48 Hours. (M) 8.30 Megastructures Breakdown. 9.30 Megastructures Breakdown. (PG) 10.30 Undercover Boss.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Raymond. 7.00 The Simpsons. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 New Girl. 8.30 MOVIE G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra. (2009) (M) 10.50 How I Met Your Mother.

Complete Comfort

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Partly cloudy

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Sunday 04/12/16

Monday 05/12/16


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20°C MIN

32°C MAX

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with MWP’s man in the water

He wins ‘the Eddie’, then the World Championship, and now he’s going for the complete bookend to the season by, hopefully, winning the Triple Crown. Yep, John John Florence is on fire. What a season. Well, I’m now back from North Sumatra after surfing 3-5 ft everyday and drinking way too many Bintangs. Never surfed much around the Telos before and was impressed. On a negative side, there seems to be a lot of surf camps popping up. This weekend – not much on offer. I will bask in some photos and tell people how good I was…not.

FISHING REPORT with Wayne Nilsson from Maroochydore Fishing World

ESTUARY: Quality flathead taking pillies live baits and trolled lures from Cotton Tree to Eudlo Creek. Remember that flathead over 75cm are breeding females and have to be returned to the water, as summer is their breeding season. Whiting on cured worms and yabbies on the drift at Picnic Point and around Goat and Channel Island. Crabs at Bli-Bli waiting on rain to get them moving out of their holes, with only a few caught in the last week. SURF: Jew on the night high tides using mullet fillet and pillies with a dash of tuna oil, also try a full beach worm with Pincushion and Alex Headland producing the quality fish. OFFSHORE: Plenty of mixed reef fish at Coolum, The Gneering’s and Currimundi with local small squid and pillies best. The Barwon Banks have been hot and cold, so try fishing the drop-offs along the eastern side. Spotted mackerel and mac tuna at Pt Arkwright and Pt Cartwright. The spanner crab closed season is November 20 to December 20, so no spanner crabs for a month. FRESHWATER: Somerset is the pick of the dams with golden perch and bass on shrimps and trolled deep diving lures. I find fluro green best during the day with darker colours working at dawn and dusk. Local impoundments like Ewan Maddock and Baroon Pocket proving some lively fishing entertainment.








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ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 20)

TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)

GEMINI (May 22-Jun 21)

With the Sun in Sagittarius, plus Mars (and then Venus) visiting Aquarius, you’re in freedom mode! Then Uranus gives your adventure gene another giant boost. So this week will work best if you experiment and explore, stretch beyond your comfort zone.

Communicating with work colleagues will be enjoyable this week, as you spark ideas off each other and express your feelings openly and sincerely. But resist the urge to take on more than you can realistically handle.

With Mars (and then Venus) moving through your international zone, it’s time to travel, study or make foreign contacts. You’re keen to link up with like-minded people (especially via social media) and, for some lucky singles, love is waiting online.

CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 23)

LEO (Jul 24-Aug 23)

VIRGO (Aug 24-Sep 23)

When it comes to personal and professional matters, strive to get the balance between change and maintaining the status quo. Mars and Uranus encourage you to venture outside your cave as you explore and experiment (especially at work).

A loved one may surprise you by making a move. Your first reaction is probably the best one, as long as you honestly express what’s on your mind. The more you combine your talents (via partnerships and joint ventures) the more stimulating the week will be.

Virgos prefer things to run efficiently but there’s unpredictable energy about on Wednesday, so drop the schedule and take things as they come. And is your financial situation less than fabulous? Money matters get a welcome boost this week.

LIBRA (Sep 24-Oct 23)

SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)

The focus is firmly on friends, as Mars (and then Venus) move through your friendship zone. But don’t let your peer group influence you too much. The planets encourage you to be your own person and do your own thing.

The planets send an unexpected opportunity your way. But you must recognise good fortune when it comes (and be prepared) or it will pass you by. Home is where the heart is when peace planet Venus moves through your domestic zone.

This week, don’t underestimate your ability to encourage others. Your motto is from Walt Disney “I think of myself as a little bee. I go from one area of the Studio to another and gather pollen and sort of stimulate everybody. I guess that’s the job I do”.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)

AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)

PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)

This week the planets help you power through projects with plenty of enthusiasm and a practical plan. So don’t waste the opportunity to get things done! The combination of energy and endurance is a winning double.

On Wednesday, Mars links up with Uranus so it’s time to be brave as you take a risk on a project. The more you involve others (from family and friends to work colleagues and social media contacts) the more your plans will blossom and grow.

Artistic inspiration is high this week but don’t waste precious time daydreaming. Do your best to turn creative ideas into a tangible form. And strive to be creative, compassionate (and only slightly chaotic).

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Sorrow (7) Disprove (5) Submissive (4) Compassionate (8) Afterthought to letter (10) Of recognised merit (6) A moral discourse (6) Capital of Ethiopia (5,5) Reprove mildly (8) To fly (4) Easy to use (5) Propriety (7)


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To found (3,2) Expressive gestures (4,4) A fortified Spanish wine (6) Given in return (10) Devotee (4) Author of Anna Karenina (7) Dominating influence (10) An official commendation (8) Title of ancient Egyptian king (7) Prejudiced (6) Enraged (5) Portent (4)




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Rules: Form as many words as possible. Each word must contain the centre letter. Plurals made by adding “s” are not counted.

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Solve all the clues and reveal the eight-letter word spelled down the middle of the grid.


Very little noise An Indian religion The country with the Great Pyramid AFL team based in Hawthorn Robber Italian artist, Leonardo da – US President Lucky number



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JUNIOR X-WORD: Quiet, Hindu, Egypt, Hawks, Thief, Vinci, Obama, Seven (QUESTION),

CROSSWORD:ACROSS: 1 Sadness 4 Rebut 7 Tame 8 Merciful 10 Postscript 12 Proven 13 Homily 15 Addis Ababa 18 Admonish 19 Wing 20 Handy 21 Decency DOWN: 1 Set up 2 Dumb show 3 Sherry 4 Reciprocal 5 Buff 6 Tolstoy 9 Ascendancy 11 Citation 12 Pharaoh 14 Biased 16 Angry 17 Omen


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SOME THINGS ARE SACRED Richard O’Leary loves Lego and won’t hear a bad word said about it.


an you do me a favour? Please don’t tell me anything negative about Lego. I mean, it’s OK to have a whinge about how expensive it is, and I don’t mind if you bang on about how irritating Everything is Awesome becomes by the time your child has sung the theme to The Lego Movie a million times, and I’m even open to a rant about having to do the one-leg Lego shuffle because you’ve trod on one of the little bricks in the middle of the night. I did say bricks. But please don’t reveal dark secrets about the product itself. No stories about pollution in the production, or any health issues caused by chemicals leaking from the multicoloured components. I just couldn’t handle the disappointment. These thoughts come to me as I methodically sort my boys’ two tonnes of Lego into different colour piles – a rainbow of plastic sand dunes slowly

“But my shoulders start to stiffen as I think back to all the other things in my life that I have loved…”


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shifting across the surface of my living room floor. I’m as happy as a Lego pig in plastic poo. I love Lego. I can watch for hours as my boys build things straight out of the box, or use their imaginations to create unique characters and contraptions. Sometimes they invite me to judge or participate in one of their building competitions. But mostly I just enjoy the fact they are so focussed and not being seduced by a screen. Or I can just sit and sort. The large grey pile (despite the brightly coloured marketing, grey and black are the most abundant colours – in our house at least), the medium-sized red pile, and the small

mound of green – mainly money and trees. They bring me comfort. But my shoulders start to stiffen as I think back to all the other things in my life that I have loved only to find I out they were harming me, the planet or polite society. It started early when I found the key ingredient to the pizzas I ate and the thick shakes I sucked gave me the same symptoms as a cold. I was allergic to cow’s milk decades before seven different brands of almond milk started clogging the shelves of the local Coles. More recently, new evidence about the dangers of concussion threaten to knock out my favourite sport and any chance my beloved Parramatta has of ending its 30-year premiership drought. And I won’t even start on what Go Set A Watchman has done to the enjoyment of my favourite novel To Kill a Mockingbird. So my love of food, footy and fine literature has turned into blocked noses, bruised noggins and battered books – I really don’t want to add Lego to that list. That would be a thermoplastic polymer bridge too far.

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My Weekly Preview - Issue 426 - 2nd December 2016  

My Weekly Preview is a high-quality magazine delivering more of what matters to the Sunshine Coast. It features news, business, regular colu...

My Weekly Preview - Issue 426 - 2nd December 2016  

My Weekly Preview is a high-quality magazine delivering more of what matters to the Sunshine Coast. It features news, business, regular colu...