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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.

s I write this, I am rethinking the bacon and eggs I had for breakfast on Sunday. I mean, it’s not exactly healthy is it? Though, the eggs were poached and it was served with spinach – does that counteract the bacon? This week’s feature story about heart health, written by Roxanne McCartyO’Kane, has my brain ticking over and I’m doing a mental check of the food I have consumed in recent days. Have I eaten enough vegetables? Did I eat too many chocolate eggs over Easter? The Heart Foundation facts are concerning. Almost six million Australian adults have high blood pressure – one of the risks associated with poor cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the number one underlying cause of death in Australia. The good news is that adopting healthy lifestyle change at any age will have a strong impact on heart health. So, go on, get moving and be sure to read this week’s feature story. This edition we have been lucky enough to catch up with the formidable Mia Freedman. Leigh Robshaw chats with the media queen about her new book and life as a working mother. Also be sure to check out our property, entertainment and beauty sections. Happy reading. Candice Holznagel Editor

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LIVING THE GOOD LIFE Dani Le Marseny and her husband visited the Sunshine Coast with the intention of staying two nights and 15 years later, they’re still here. WHERE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST DO YOU LIVE?


Overlooking the beautiful Mooloolah River in Buddina. Just a stone’s throw to the best surf spot on the Coast.

Kawana Beach.


FIRST JOB? Travel agent for Travel Scene in Sydney. The heady days of the travel industry.

Kawana Beach, Mooloolaba, Noosa and Maleny.



Be You Escapes. A business I started 12 months ago with my friend, Nikki Kirby. A women’s yoga, food and relaxation retreat on the Sunshine Coast.

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Jeff, my husband, and daughters Brittany, Hayley and Kelly, together with their partners and beautiful granddaughter Jasper. Can’t forget the family dog, Bear.

The day I met Jeff. Jeff has an amazing drive and zest for all things good in life. Together we formed a team to create the future we now have.



My father has always called me Possum, but my nickname since arriving on the Coast is Beryl.

Not working overseas when I was younger.


I’m surfing with Jeff.


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Poor work ethic. One of the most frustrating issues when running a business. We are blessed with a great team at the cafe.

To Kill a Mockingbird.

WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW? From Baghdad With Love (a book about a dog).


FAVOURITE SONG? Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin.

Yoga and gym. I am always in my active wear when I’m not at the cafe working.

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN? Follow your passion.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED ON THE SUNSHINE COAST? We went on a trip around Australia for six months. Planned on staying two nights, stayed over a week. Went back to Sydney, packed up our home and here we are 15 years later, residents of the Sunshine Coast.

WHY DO YOU LIVE HERE? Beautiful beaches and lifestyle.

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IF YOU COULD TELL YOUR 18-YEAR-OLD SELF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE? WHAT ACHIEVEMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? Definitely opening our cafe, One on La Balsa. Ten years ago we were involved in the building industry and decided to build and run the cafe. We knew nothing about the hospitality industry, but have built it up to where it is today.

Travel more before you settle down. The world is a big place and there is so much to see.

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NRL OR AFL? Neither, but I prefer AFL.

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1. Kidney – 703 2. Liver – 264 3. Lung – 193 3. Heart – 95 4. Pancreas – 47

This is how many Australians suffer from a heart attack each year. It equates to one attack every 10 minutes.



DID YOU KNOW? The average adult heart beats 100,000 times a day.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Confucius


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Today marks 21 years since Martin Bryant killed 35 people in the Port Arthur massacre. The tragedy shook the country and resulted in stricter gun laws and the buy-back scheme, in which around 650,000 guns were handed in to authorities.

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SPORTS FANS TAKE KATE’S MESSAGE TO HEART Despite being told she would never play contact sport, Kate McCarthy hasn’t let heart disease stop her excelling at every sport she’s tried her hand at and now she’s on a mission to spread the message that exercise and eating well is the best way to keep your heart healthy. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


ate McCarthy was in her element as she took to the field in a Brisbane Lions guernsey in February for round one of the first ever AFLW (AFL Women’s) season. The athletic 24-year-old stunned avid AFL supporters and quickly became a superstar in the minds of the newcomers to the sport after she pulled off arguably one of the best goals of the season – a five-bounce sensation from the centre of the ground against Collingwood. Her on-field feats in a season where the Lions only lost one game, earned McCarthy the Member’s MVP Award at the Lions Women’s Best and Fairest gala. While this is impressive for any athlete, it is even more so when you find out McCarthy has a pacemaker and was told when she was young that she could never play contact sport. Although McCarthy’s irregular heartbeat was diagnosed when she was a child, the Brisbane high school teacher has become an ambassador for the National Heart Foundation to show young people across Australia how healthy living can improve your heart health and prevent the onset of heart diseases. Her message is more relevant than ever, with National Heart Week shedding a light on how prevalent heart disease is in our country. According to the Heart Foundation, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in Australia, killing one person every 12 minutes. McCarthy had her first seizure when she was just two years old and medical examinations found an intermittent grade three blockage, which caused a full blockage, preventing her heart from operating. “They monitored it quite closely because I was so young, but every two or three years I would have another seizure episode and it got to the point when I was in grade seven that I had a seizure at school and then another one when they called the ambulance. I ended up having seven or eight seizures in that one day,” she tells My Weekly Preview. “I remember that day vividly. I remember not feeling too great that whole day and finding out they were going to do an operation but I didn’t understand the gravity of it. I just knew that it was going to fix me, so it seemed like it was what needed to happen I suppose.” McCarthy was just 12 years old when she had an incision near her collar bone to have a pacemaker fitted to regulate her heartbeat and after a three-day hospital recovery, she was “good to go.” Already an active youngster, McCarthy

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was a touch football fanatic and was set to play at a competition one month after her operation. With the green light from her cardiologist, she went on to compete, but was told she would never be able to play contact sport as the potential for damage to her pacemaker was too great. That did not slow her down in noncontact sports, having represented Australia as a junior in track and field, when she recorded a personal best 12.06 seconds for 100 metres and going on to represent Queensland in cricket. McCarthy then rose through the ranks and represented Australia in touch football for several seasons before she began to look for the next sporting challenge to conquer. AFL had a strong pull. “I had to see my cardiologist to give me clearance to play and they let me go ahead,” she says. This decision changed her life. McCarthy went on to play two seasons with the QWAFL for Coolangatta and Yeronga before being successfully drafted to the Brisbane Lion’s first AFLW squad.

“Cardiovascular disease is highly prevalent in women, particularly as women get older…” Chris Askew

“When I came over [to AFL] there was never any mention of a women’s league, but I joined the Queensland Academy after being invited following my first season and then I got talking to my coach and he seemed pretty confident there was a possibility of it happening,” she says. “There were 160 drafts and it came to around number 82 when my name was called out and it was really surreal getting stuck into pre-season training. To be among

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FEATURE STORY the first women to pull on a Brisbane Lions guernsey to represent the club in that way is something that will never happen again and it was amazing to be part of such an historical season.” McCarthy’s athleticism is up there with the best and if the midfielder-turned-forward hadn’t tweeted about her pacemaker following the season’s opening round using the hashtag ‘metalheart’, the country would never have known she had one. “It doesn’t stop me at all, wouldn’t even know that I have it really and I am lucky for that,” she says. “I was throwing it out there and had an overwhelming response, with people replying to the post and I also had people reach out who had pacemakers themselves, who had been told that they can never play sport again. “While I am all for pushing the limits, I do recommend people consult with their cardiologist before launching into sports. If it gives you as much enjoyment as it does for me, then you should reach out for help to see if you can get back into it.” A big advocate for living a healthy lifestyle, McCarthy has used her newfound role model status to encourage young women to follow their dreams and also to enjoy physical exercise and make healthy eating choices. “You never know, something could happen and alter your ability to enjoy the things that you love, so make the most of every day and make the right choices for your health,” she says. It is a message we have heard time and again and is linked to the prevention of some of the most prevalent health problems, but University of the Sunshine Coast associate professor Chris Askew agrees it is the most effective and easiest way people can stave off heart problems. Askew, who is a senior research fellow within the School of Health and Sport Sciences and leads the USC VasoActive research group, will be using his presentation at the annual Sunshine Coast Heart Week Expo to share the message that “exercise is medicine”.



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• Heart Week runs from April 30–May 6 • More than a third or close to six million adult Australians have hypertension (high blood pressure). • More than 3.5 million of those are in Queensland. • More than two in five adult Australians, or 2.65 million people, have hypertension that is unmanaged. • The rate of hypertension is higher for Australian males than females. • The best way to prevent hypertension is regular exercise and a good diet.

“Most of us have at least one risk factor and they include age, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, alcohol consumption and being overweight or obese. The better we are able to manage those risk factors, the better off we will be,” he says. “There’s very strong evidence that if you’ve got one risk factor you have a certain level of risk and that risk multiplies with the more risk factors you have. The important thing is, if you have a higher cardiorespiratory fitness or you are more physically active, those activity levels will offer some protection against cardiovascular diseases,” he says. Some of the myths Askew wishes to dispel include that heart disease is a men’s disease and that blood pressure increases are a normal part of ageing.

“Cardiovascular disease is highly prevalent in women, particularly as women get older, and more women die of cardiovascular diseases than they do of many cancers,” he says. “Also, as we age, we don’t necessarily have to develop high blood pressure. By living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy body weight, limiting alcohol intake and reducing salt intake, you also reduce your risk.” With this year’s National Heart Week theme focusing on high blood pressure, Askew recommends people have regular check-ups with their GP as this is something as many as two in five Australian adults do not realise they have. The USC Mobile Health Clinic will be at the Expo in Village Park, Bokarina, for people to have free blood pressure checks and undergo a vascular stiffness test, to see how flexible their arteries are. Askew says there will also be information on the many research projects the university is undertaking into cardiovascular health and how people can become involved. “A key theme of the VasoActive research group’s work is that exercise is one of the most potent medicines that we have for preventing and treating cardiovascular disease, and we think it’s so effective because it gets right to the cause of the problem by targeting the stiffness of the arteries, which is one of the early stages of cardiovascular disease and leads to hypertension and blocked arteries. Exercise restores and develops artery function in people who already have cardiovascular disease and no other medication or drug that we know of has the same effects,” he says. “Adopting healthy lifestyle change will have just as strong an impact if you start exercising when you are 60 as it would if you start when you are 16 years of age. It’s never too late to start.” For heart health information call the Heart Foundation’s free helpline on 1300 36 27 87 or visit Visit for inspiration on how to become more physically active to reduce your cardiovascular disease risk.

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If you want to find out how to keep your heart healthy, head to the annual Sunshine Coast Heart Week Expo. This year’s theme, which runs in conjunction with National Heart Week, is the importance of diagnosing and treating high blood pressure. Sunshine Coast Council community portfolio councillor Jenny McKay says the council has partnered with the health and wellbeing sector to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle during Heart Week. “The Heart Week Expo offers a rare opportunity for people to hear first-hand from some of the region’s most respected specialists,” she says. There will be more than 20 exhibitors in Village Park, including free vascular health checks by the University of the Sunshine Coast and people can join in Heart Foundation walking, bike rides, tai chi, yoga, and massages. Kim McCosker from 4 Ingredients will make a special appearance to demonstrate healthy cooking. There will be free event parking off Shine Court for the duration of the event. Visit and search ‘health and wellbeing’ to download a Heart brochure and find out the range of activities and exhibitors at the expo. The Sunshine Coast Heart Week Expo is on at Village Park, adjacent to Bragg Street and opposite the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital, on April 29 from 9am to noon. The Sunshine Coast Heart Week Expo is proudly supported by My Weekly Preview.

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SUNSHINE COAST LIBRARIES’ TURIA PITT EVENT Hundreds of Sunshine Coast residents gathered at Maroochy RSL on April 18 to hear inspirational bushfire survivor Turia Pitt speak following the release of her book, Unmasked. Unmasked is an intimate account of Turia’s life and her courageous journey.

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The event was hosted by Australian editor and journalist Bryce Corbett. Photos: Supplied by SC Libraries

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Turia Pitt, Bryce Corbett

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Lisa Curry AO is a Sunshine Coast Superstar and undoubtedly one of Australia’s most popular personalities, with a unique and powerful message about personal success, overcoming obstacles, discipline, determination, weight loss, regaining your health and getting the best out of people! We are thrilled to have Lisa as our speaker for our 9th of May breakfast. Being close to Mother’s day we asked Lisa to share her tips on how she fits it all in. Mother of three Lisa has always shown that motherhood is a very important part of who she is. Best known for her long and successful swimming career; she has competed in three Olympic Games, two World Championships and three Commonwealth Games and her competitive swimming career spanned an awe-inspiring 23 years and saw her ranked in the top 25 swimmers in the world every year she competed, a feat no other Australian swimmer has ever achieved. Winning 15 gold, seven silver and eight bronze international swimming medals, Lisa is the only Australian swimmer to have held Commonwealth and Australian records in every stroke except backstroke. Lisa’s recent claim to fame was in “I’m a Celebrity – get me out of here�, we’ve asked Lisa to share a little of the behind the scenes of the show and how it was for her.

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The 59th annual Logie Awards presented plenty of memorable moments, including the hilarious #jacketgate reenactment delivered by comedian Peter Helliar and actress Kat Stewart. Meanwhile, Samuel Johnson’s Gold Logie acceptance speech was hijacked by Molly Meldrum. The Molly miniseries secured three awards. Jessica Marais walked away with the Best Actress title.

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GOING FOR GOLD Samuel Johnson delivered a stunning finish to this year’s Logie Awards, winning the Gold Logie for the Best Personality on Australian television. Johnson also secured the Best Actor gong for his performance as iconic music journalist Molly Meldrum in the television miniseries Molly.

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FIND SPIRITUAL SOLACE AT THE DISCOVERY EXPO Psychics, self-development gurus and wellbeing experts will gather next month to help Sunshine Coast residents get in touch with their spiritual selves. The annual Discovery Expo, presented by Conscious Life Events, will feature internationally recognised medical intuitive and speaker Jean Sheehan, spiritual motivator Sunder Devi and the animal whisperer Amanda de Warren. The expo is at the Lake Kawana Community Centre on May 6 to 7. Visit

BARKING DOG SEMINAR BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND The Park the Bark barking dog seminar run by the Sunshine Coast Council was so successful, another one is being planned for June. It is expected more than 50 dog owners will attend the seminar, which is being hosted by renowned animal behaviourist Dr Cam Day. The free educational seminar covers real examples of barking dog cases, a look at which dogs bark the most, important ways to stop bad behaviour and solutions for dog barking behaviour driven by the absence of owners. To register your interest for the next seminar, email or call 5475 7272. Thea and Ed Vanags with dog Emi

LADIES OAKS DAY Thundamentals will headline the bill at this year’s Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day, which is supported by My Weekly Preview. Held on June 2 at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club, the popular race day will support the Cindy McKenzie Breast Cancer program, with a percentage of the gate takings to be donated. Morayfield Shopping Centre is the major sponsor of the Fashions on the Field, which sees a prize pool of $13,000 including a return trip for two to Flemington including flights, accommodation, transfers and tickets to Oaks Day in November for the overall winner of the four categories on the day. For more event information, visit

The National Outrigger Marathon Titles was first held in 2009 at Mooloolaba and brings together the best paddlers from across the country to compete for national honours in various marathon events ranging in distance from 10 to 22 kilometres. The event provides Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association’s 84 national clubs, which comprise 3724 registered paddlers, an opportunity to compete in the only national marathon event that AOCRA sanctions, making it the most prestigious of its kind in Australia. It will return to Mooloolaba from May 20 to 21, with more than 1200 paddlers poised to compete.

DON’T MISS OUR FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL For the first time since the Sunshine Coast French Film Festival was created in 2008, Caloundra will host a film screening to join the successful events at Noosa and Nambour. The success of the first festival led to the establishment of the Alliance Francaise de la Sunshine Coast and the festival has become a highly anticipated annual event ever since. Running from May 5 to 8, recent releases and the best of current French-language cinema will be brought to the Sunshine Coast. For a timetable or to purchase tickets, visit

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KIDS IMPROVE SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH SPORTS MENTORING SunnyKids is delivering a Mentoring Through Sport Program at Buderim Mountain State School with the financial assistance of the Buderim Foundation. Bobby and Kristina Wilson from Awesome Wilson Boxing have taken self-defence classes with 10 boys and Dave Larkin, better known as Chappy Dave, has already witnessed great outcomes. “They all get in, work hard, focus as a team and discipline themselves as individuals. To see them test their strength, fitness and performance which then in turn increases their selfawareness and self-esteem is so valuable,” he says. The program is one of 12 community initiatives funded by a Buderim Foundation grant. To apply, visit buderimfoundation. and lodge an application before June 2.

ROSIE BATTY RECEIVES USC HONORARY DOCTORATE Family violence awareness campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty (pictured) became an Honorary Doctor of the University of the Sunshine Coast at a special celebration in Gympie. Batty was recognised for her tireless advocacy for family violence prevention after her 11-year-old son Luke was killed by his father in February 2014. During 2015, she attended about 250 conferences and addressed 70,000 people. She also established the Luke Batty Foundation to raise community awareness and put pressure on government organisations to reduce family violence statistics. USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill says the Honorary Doctorate will recognise Batty’s work as an advocate for change and her determination and success in shaping the way Australia views family violence.

FIRST MEDICINAL CANNABIS LICENCE A Sunshine Coast based business has been awarded the first Queensland licence to commercially cultivate and produce medicinal cannabis. The Federal Government’s Office of Drug Control issued the licence to allow Medifarm to provide medicinal cannabis for approved practitioners to prescribe to identified patients via regulated channels. The agreement, formed with Israel’s leading medicinal cannabis producer, will provide access to more than 10 years of clinical research. Mayor Mark Jamieson says the licence award is a significant outcome for the region.

More than 16,600 patients have been treated at the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital since it began operating on March 21. Around 5000 people have been treated in Emergency and there have been more than 11,600 outpatient appointments. The first new tertiary hospital in Australia in 20 years, it was officially opened on April 19 by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. “About 10,000 people each year who live on the Sunshine Coast who used to go to Brisbane for treatment will now be able to receive their treatment here,’’ Palaszczuk said.

ACTVE WATERPARK TO ADD $60M TO ECONOMY WhiteWater CEO Geoff Chutter was taken on a whirlwind tour of the Sunshine Coast by helicopter to see first-hand the landscape and communities surrounding ACTVE, the proposed waterpark about to take shape in Glenview. This Geoff Chutter, President & CEO WhiteWater, Bradley P. Sutherland, CEO SANAD Capital, was followed by meetings Cr Rick Baberowski, Sunshine Coast Council with Sunshine Coast Councillor Rick Baberowski and Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford to get a better understanding of the regional economy and future mega projects. Earthworks will begin for Phase 1 of ACTVE in the coming months, creating 2000 direct and indirect jobs throughout the construction process adding $60 million per annum to the economy.




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IT’S NOT EASY BEING MIA Drawing a capacity crowd to Maroochydore library this week to promote her new book, Work Strife Balance, Mia Freedman chatted with My Weekly Preview about the insecurity that plagues most women – herself included. Words: Leigh Robshaw.


n the surface, media personality Mia Freedman has it all. Three kids, supportive husband, her own media empire, cool clothes, perfect teeth, high-profile friends and a long list of career achievements. She’s confident, bubbly and very sure of herself, which is why it’s so disarming when she admits she doubts herself – a lot. “Of course I doubt myself – all the time,” she laughs. “I’m listening to what I’m saying now and I think I sound like I’m talking rubbish. I’m very nervous about this book coming out – not the personal revelations, but I’ve tried really really hard, harder than I’ve ever tried before. What if no one buys it? What if no one is interested?” You would expect that self-doubt in someone less accomplished, but this is the woman who became the youngest editor of Cosmopolitan magazine at 24, then became editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, Cleo and Dolly at 32, followed by a short-lived stint in TV, which came to a swift and humiliating end in 2007 before she barely got started, leaving her out of work, depressed and anxious. But with the drive and determination that seem part of her DNA, she dusted herself off and launched Mamamia from her loungeroom the same year. It started as a blog and in the past decade, has become Australia’s most popular women’s website. So, after all she has achieved, why the self-doubt? “It’s imposter syndrome,” she says matter-of-factly. “I don’t know any woman who doesn’t have it, no matter who they are. I have friends who are some of the most successful women in media and there’s no one who doesn’t doubt themselves. It’s that idea of comparisons. You can look at my life – she’s confident, she has a media company, three kids. That’s my highlight reel. In reality I’m eating cereal in the shower and I’m feeling guilty about buying my kids a supermarket cake rather than making one, and I’ve just finished having an argument with my husband.” Freedman is often the target of criticism due to her outspoken views on a range of controversial subjects, but for someone who has spent such a large part of her life in the media spotlight, she’s unusually real and open. She shares photos and videos of herself looking less than polished on her Instagram account, which has 81,000 followers and speaks her mind freely, admitting she could sometimes be more diplomatic. No doubt she crafts her image to some extent, but the overall impression she conveys is that what you see is what you get.

Mia Freedman says her new book Work Strife Balance is her most intimate work to date And what you get in her new book, are warts-and-all stories of her failings and how she has learnt from them – what she calls, ‘flearnings’. She writes for the first time about the breakdown of her marriage, about her career setback at the Nine Network and about a recent miscarriage, which came at a time when her eldest son was leaving school. “The emotional journey of your child leaving school – it just floored me,” she says. “It destroyed me. I never expected that. What’s my role in my child’s life if he’s not a child? If he’s

18, who am I to him? It took a long time, it was real grieving. It coincided with acknowledging I wasn’t going to have any more children. I got pregnant around that time and ended up having a miscarriage. It was a bit of a life crisis and it took me by surprise. “This is the fourth book I’ve written and was probably the hardest,” she says. “It’s different to everything I’ve written in the past. It’s first-person based and has a lot of memoir woven through it. It’s things I’ve learnt through trial and error, things that are common to women. Trying to balance a family with a career, issues like pregnancy loss, infertility, anxiety, eating disorders.” Work Strife Balance is a self-help book, but it’s not a ‘be your best self’ book, something Freedman says puts even more pressure on women at a time when they’re already putting extraordinary pressure on themselves. “There is so much pressure on women from the shots we see on Instagram and in magazines to now this idea of work-life balance,” she says. “We always feel we have to live up to these impossible ideals. What I wanted to explore with this book is the idea that there are times when you can lean into work, and times when you can lean into your family, times when you need to lean into your mental health. It’s not one size fits all. There’s not a single formula for feeling good. Some of my most happy times in my life have been when I’ve been incredibly unbalanced, leaning right into family or work and that’s OK. This idea that there’s only one way to be successful is really bad for women. “Men aren’t talking about leaning in and leaning out, men aren’t feeling guilty they don’t have the right body or a thigh gap or the right meals in their kids’ lunchbox. Men aren’t constantly worried about those things. We burn so much energy, it’s so bad for us. I think we’re biologically programmed to compare ourselves. We’re all terrified we’re doing motherhood wrong, our appearance is wrong. “[Author] Caitlin Moran says you have to treat yourself like your own baby. The things we say to ourselves, we would never say to our children.” Freedman says she put off writing the book for a number of years, feeling other women wouldn’t want to hear advice from her, but after much encouragement from her husband Jason, she’s happy with the end result. “At 45, having established a media company and been a parent for 20 years, I don’t feel like I have all the answers but I feel like I’ve learnt a lot and I feel like it’s OK to share that. I feel like I have permission to do that now.”

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RELIEVING THE REGION’S ROADS Regional Development Australia is working on a plan to reduce traffic congestion. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


s the Sunshine Coast Council takes its draft Parking Management Plan and Draft Local Area Parking Plans to the community in a bid to better manage the use of car parks throughout the region, Regional Development Australia’s Sunshine Coast (RDASC) branch is actively working on reducing the number of cars on our roads. The RDASC is gearing up to launch a ride sharing app later this year to boost multiple occupant travel as opposed to the multiple single-occupancy cars that clog up the region’s road networks. RDASC CEO Darrell Edwards says the idea came about after he went for one month without a vehicle. “I tested public transport options, ride sharing with family and others within my network, and also active transport,” he tells My Weekly Preview. “I have continued since then to use only one vehicle for 90 per cent of the time, which means I have reduced my family’s congestion footprint by 50 per cent. “What flowed out of that was the need to advocate for increased public transport usage, particularly for those who only use their vehicle to travel to and from work.

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“I am the first to admit that it’s not going to suit everybody, but by converting one or two trips per week to public transport or carpooling, everyone on the Sunshine Coast can help to reduce traffic congestion and the need for car parking spaces.” Edwards says congestion is becoming more apparent in areas like the entry and exit ramps along the Bruce Highway, the Nicklin Way, Caloundra Road and through the Sippy Downs education precinct. The RDASC is working on a transport strategy that advocates for construction of key road infrastructure projects to be

brought forward. “In the meantime, we have a growing population around these key areas and we need to find ways to relieve that congestion. This is why we are embarking on a public and smart transport campaign,” he says. “We have tried to identify initiatives which will have an immediate impact on congestion while we wait for the major infrastructure projects to be delivered.” The campaign will kick off next month, with the RDA hosting a forum with a group of the Coast’s largest employers to begin a pilot program. Employees will be actively

encouraged to look at public transport alternatives or build carpooling networks. The campaign will receive another boost later in the year as the RDA launches the app, which will make it easier for Coast residents to share travel costs. “We appreciate there is informal carpooling happening on the Sunshine Coast already and we hope that with the help of an app, it will become a lot easier for people to connect and get to and from work in one car,” Edwards says. “People just jump in their cars purely because of convenience and it is really strange that people who live in Brisbane or Melbourne are used to public transport being their only means of transport, but when they have moved from those capital cities to the Coast, their mindset has changed because of the convenience of a motor vehicle.” Edwards says travelling on a Go Card is more economical than paying for fuel, registration and insurance on your own car. He believes if the council decides to expand paid parking across the region, it may provide the trigger for more people to reconsider their car usage and look for multiple occupant travel alternatives.

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SINGAPORE WITH KIDS Give the kids a taste of Asia they’ll never forget. By Steve Jancetic, AAP.


onvincing your 12-year-old son about the merits of zip-lining down the side of a mountain is an easy sell. So too is enticing your 10-year-old daughter into breakfast alongside a family of orangutans. And it’s unlikely you’ll find too many arguments from your eight-year-old when you suggest he straps himself into a go-kartlike contraption before hurtling around a racetrack. But trying to persuade your batch of pre-teens – who’ve grown up on a staple of

Left: Singapore’s Supertree Grove at dusk Above: The interactive Art Science Museum

cereal and toast – to partake in a traditional Indian breakfast? Now that’s a whole other plate of roti. Welcome to Singapore, Australia’s gateway to Asia in more ways than one. One of the most culturally diverse and adventurous regions on the planet, Asia can be a traveller’s delight – but can also be a place of trepidation for parents holidaying with children. But in Singapore, those travelling with little ones have the best of both worlds: all the creature comforts and experiences you would expect in the most civilised of cities, fused with enough unique experiences to tantalise even the most experienced traveller. Think of it as the perfect Asian taste-tester. And food is a good place to start. While spicy mutton roti (everything in Singapore seems to be mutton rather than lamb) may not be everyone’s morning cup of tea, the caramelised banana roti would find few knock-backs. Indian not your thing? Take a short trip across town and you’ll find plenty of places selling Singapore’s famous kaya toast – a toasted flat bread filled with sweet kaya jam. Want a little more than just exotic food? Head over nice and early to Singapore Zoo,




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Left: The Chinatown district Above: Singapore’s colourful culinary delights where a family of orangutans will join you for breakfast. You can tuck into your breakfast smorgasbord while they chomp down on bamboo stalks. But if you prefer to start your day on more familiar territory, there are cafes aplenty selling Western cuisine. Despite the gastronomical wonders of Singapore, it’s away from food that the island nation hopes to entice stopover visitors en route from Australia to Europe to stay over. While there’s plenty of shopping to please the grown-ups for a day or two, Singapore wants more – and it wants you to bring the kids for an extended stay. The interactive Art Science Museum will keep little minds ticking over, as you watch their drawings come to life in an animated loop. They’ll also love the Crystal

Universe, an artwork using more than 170,000 LED lights that makes you feel like you’re floating among the stars. The views from the top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel are hard to beat, while wandering the streets of Chinatown or Kampong Glam – the city’s Muslim centre – will take you to another world. But we all know kids like to have a bit of fun and adventure, and the island of Sentosa has plenty of both by the bucket load. Connected by bridge, Sentosa is best arrived by cable car, getting on at Mt Faber on the mainland and drifting across. The journey offers an ideal opportunity to plan your day as you gain a bird’s eye view of everything the island has to offer – Universal Studios, Adventure Cover Waterpark, the Sentosa Luge and the Mega Adventure Park, which includes

the Mega Zip. While it’s hard to beat a day at a fun park or a few hours racing the kids down some waterslides, the Mega Zip is one activity not to be missed. While zip-lines are nothing new, this one is 75 metres high and 450 metres long, and as you reach speeds of 60 kilometres per hour, you get to hurtle down a mountain alongside your kids on one of three zip lines. When it’s all done, take a breather and chill out with a cocktail at Tanjong Beach Club as the kids take a dip in the water at Siloso Beach. The kids have loved their time in Singapore, as have we –there’s plenty to do here for both the young and young at heart. * The writer travelled as a guest of the Singapore Tourism Board.

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Sami Muirhead says women need to give themselves a break and stop striving for a work-life balance – because it’s an impossible goal.

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his week I stood beside the car of a frantically busy friend while she ran her grade two girl into class. The mum was late for work and her two younger babies were both asleep in their car seats and we all know you do not wake a sleeping bub because it makes you feel like an evil megalomaniac. The friend is an awesome lady and I always thought she seemed to have her act together. High-powered job as a lawyer. Beautiful kids. Great home. Until I stood in the gutter on surrogate mum duty and saw my friend is just the same of the rest of us: struggling through and doing our best. The toddler in the car had a big brown smear all around her face. It looked like she had feasted on Easter eggs for breakfast. My buddy sprinted back to the car looking completely dishevelled and beaten down and I said to her laughing, “It actually looks like your baby has been eating Easter eggs for breakfast but no one does that unless it is Easter Sunday, right!”. There was silence from a red-faced fellow mum. I loved that lady with all my heart in that instant. Whatever gets you through the night has always been my philosophy when it comes to other parents, yet I tend to be a much tougher judge on myself and my husband when it comes to parenting. I drove away realising we all have days we are not proud of as parents and sometimes, just sometimes, it is OK to give in to it all.

Meantime, my husband and I have been making smoothies every morning in the hope of getting our kids to eat a super healthy breakfast. It has consumed our adult conversation at dinner as we decide on berries or kale for brekkie juices, and it has devoured our budget because superfoods seem to be super expensive. Then from the minute we wake up, the routine revolves around making this drink and telling our kids how delicious it looks. The two-year-old summed it up when he looked at the smoothie and said, “YUKKY!”. They actually just want porridge. Meanwhile, one of my favourite media personalities, Mia Freedman, has a new book out called Work Strife Balance. It’s about the impossible struggle for mums to achieve a work-life balance. Because it does not exist. Sound familiar? Mia claims balance is rubbish because work-life balance is the new bar women must clear at every stage during our lives. Like most bars set for women including weight loss, weight gain, flawless foundation, university degrees, perfect cakes, breastfeeding, achieving work goals, thigh gaps and ageing. Basically, we should stop asking ourselves if we’re doing it wrong because no one has this elusive work-life balance thing figured out. And if you want to go a bit easier on yourself this week, I give you permission to feed the kids Easter eggs for breakfast. Just make sure you wipe their mouths afterwards so you’re not busted.

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he more time passes, the more the Turnbull government resembles that of its nemesis, John Howard. It is rumoured that when, in 2009, Tony Abbott defeated Malcolm Turnbull to take over the leadership of the Federal Coalition, Abbott’s narrow margin included support from Howard loyalists, the ‘anyone but Turnbull’ camp. Now the wheel has turned again and Turnbull is allegedly the leader, not only of a deeply divided party, but of a country riven with divisions. Abbott has been consigned to a role which perennially confirms his peculiar relationship with promises and the truth, sniping, wrecking and undermining, with the assistance of fellow travellers in the echo chamber of the Murdoch press. Australians could be forgiven for being perplexed, should an alien land and ask to be taken to our leader. Turnbull presents as the antithesis of leadership, buffeted on the whims of the fringe of his own party, unwilling or unable to stare down the less rational elements in the ‘broad church’ of the Coalition. He looks, these days, like a caricature of himself, despondently reciting sound bites, which he clearly does not believe. Increasingly desperate, Turnbull has now stooped to the use of Howard’s dog-whistle, whipping up fear and loathing in time-honoured fashion, imposing a

pointless ‘citizenship test’ and bleating about ‘Australian values’. This is not the real Malcolm standing up. This lurch to the right confirms the extent to which the incumbent is recumbent. Precisely what values are supposedly ‘Australian’ is a matter of contention. Reading down Turnbull’s list, they appear to be aspirational, rather than rooted in current reality. The ‘fair go’ can hardly be said to exist where Coalition policies have increased the divide between the rich and poor to a yawning chasm, where housing is unaffordable, wages are being cut and where each of the major parties has raced to outdo one another in being cruel to refugees. There is something sadly ironic in the idea of a person seeking Australian citizenship on the basis of humanitarian grounds being made to sit a test where they must identify ‘respect for the freedom and dignity of the individual’ as being a core value of the nation which has detained them arbitrarily for years. We have seen this movie before, watching an individual politician struggle against the bonds created by the Faustian pact that delivered them the leadership. Even if this latest move were not a sop to the Hansonites both within and without the Coalition, it would be a disgraceful distraction from the many pressing issues that require real leadership in this country.

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Here’s a very important event to put in your calendar for next week as we head towards Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. Next Wednesday evening, May 3, you’re invited to join us for a community march and candlelit vigil to remember those who have been affected by domestic and family violence. In partnership with the regional domestic and family violence support service Centacare/ SCOPE, the march will start from the HMAS Brisbane Memorial on the top of the hill at Alexandra Headland at 5pm, with the candle lighting ceremony at the Loo with a View in Mooloolaba from 5.30pm. This is always a very sobering event. However it is important to honour those who have lost their lives and those left behind as a result of domestic and family violence. We hope the overall month-long campaign will challenge our communities to consider their attitudes towards domestic and family violence and recognise that a whole of community response is required to stop the violence. Please join us next Wednesday.

Mark Jamieson Mayor Sunshine Coast Council


TICK FOR FINANCIAL HEALTH Sunshine Coast Council has outperformed other major South-East Queensland councils in a Queensland Audit Office report on the financial health of Queensland councils. The report presented in State Parliament this month summarises the results of audits undertaken in 2015-16 on Queensland’s 77 councils and 81 of the related entities they control. It includes the QAO’s analysis of the financial position, performance and sustainability of councils as well as the timeliness and quality of financial reporting. We were the only council in a group of eight South-East Queensland councils to achieve the highest possible results in financial sustainability, financial statement preparation and internal control effectiveness. “Our ratepayers can be assured we are in a strong position financially as we continue to strive towards our vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart and creative,” Mayor Jamieson said.

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‘TURTLEY’ AWESOME SEASON We would like to say a big thank you to the Sunshine Coast community and our dedicated turtle volunteers who have helped out during the recently completed turtle hatching season. We’re pleased to report almost 90 turtle nests were found on Sunshine Coast beaches this season – 61 nests between north Bribie Island and Buddina and 28 nests further north from Mooloolaba to Sunshine Beach. Even though high summer temperatures resulted in unusually early nest emergences this season, the Sunshine Coast avoided significant hatchling deaths which occurred in other parts of the state. With the help of council staff, Coolum and North Shore District CoastCare and Turtlecare volunteers and local residents, this nesting season has delivered thousands of hatchlings into the Pacific Ocean. Loggerhead hatchlings from our region make their way over to South America over the next 10 years, returning to the South

Pacific at around 15 to 20 years of age. Our Turtlecare Volunteer program has been touted by turtle experts as one of the most successful community turtle conservation programs in Australia, and plays a major role in protecting the coast’s tiny marine turtles. Our turtles are reaping the benefits of sustained intervention efforts by council staff and volunteers over the last decade. Each year, council staff work with dedicated turtle volunteers to monitor the turtle nests and carry out a range of activities such as covering nests with protective meshing and relocating turtle eggs during severe weather events and king tides. Data shows that the measures taken to protect turtle nests from threats such as foxes, beach erosion, light pollution and tidal inundation have dramatically improved the survival rate here on the Coast.

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1 The sound of rockabilly music, hotrods and motorbikes will hit the hinterland town of Palmwoods for the third annual TimeWarp Festival on Saturday. The fun will run from 10am to 10pm. For more information visit

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View the amazing range of lovingly crafted timber products, and meet and talk to the craftsmen and women who’ve created them at the Maleny Wood Expo from Saturday to Monday at the Maleny Showgrounds. It’s open from 9am to 4pm daily.

The 39th Antique Bottles and Collectables Show, presented by the Sunshine Coast Antique and Collectables Club, is on at the Caloundra Indoor Sports Stadium, North Street on Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 9am.

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PROVIDING GOOD SERVICE Sunshine Coast Council responds to more than 175,000 phone calls, 36,000 emails, 38,000 counter visits and 6000 web chats each year. To ensure our customer service model is moving with the times, we are developing a Sunshine Coast Council Customer Experience Strategy, but it needs the help of our customers to get it right.

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Keep your dog on a lead. Unless you are in a designated off-leash area, please make sure your dog on a lead at all times when in public.

That help starts with asking our customers to take part in a customer experience survey, which is running until April 30. The survey can be completed by visiting the Community Engagement 2017 page on council’s website or by filling out a printed version at a Sunshine Coast Council service centre or library.

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NAMBOUR HERO SAVED AN ENGLISH VILLAGE Nambour has a remarkable World War II act of bravery to commemorate on Anzac Day, as one of the town’s young sons gave his life in July, 1944 to save a sleeping town in England’s Fenland, writes Dot Whittington.

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY Anzac Day has a fiery history for Nambour. At 2pm on April 25, 1948, the rear of the Maroochy Shire Hall which was used as a motion picture theatre was gutted and nine shops and offices damaged at an estimated cost of £5000. In 1987, during the night of April 24, arsonist Kenneth Gosschalk set alight four churches, and a Christian bookshop which took a block of shops with it. The Methodist church was destroyed and a fifth, the Presbyterian church, was saved. Jim as a lad in Nambour with his good friend Ron Hall (left) and brother Colin; memorial plaque at St Wendreda’s in March; the young pilot


im Hocking, a descendant of the pioneering Perren family, had turned 21 while he was based in England with the RAF, and was looking forward to returning home to celebrate his 22nd birthday, or maybe it would be his 23rd. The war was dragging on. But Jim, born on December 12, 1922, wouldn’t celebrate another birthday. In July 1944, the young pilot made the momentous decision to evacuate his crew and stay with his burning bomber to steer it clear of a sleeping town. He died in the explosion in a field on the outskirts of March in Cambridgeshire. Pilot Officer Jim Hocking was a Nambour boy through and through. His great grandparents William and Emma Perren had arrived in Queensland in 1874. Their ninth child, James, Jim’s grandfather, was born in Brisbane four months later. The family walked the 96 kilometres to Nambour, towing their life’s possessions on a slide, to take up a selection at Petrie’s Creek – 338 acres from Howard Street to the Panorama Drive intersection and north to Bli Bli Road.

The Perrens were also among the first suppliers and original shareholders in the Moreton Central Sugar mill in 1897. James Perren married Mary Kerr from Woombye in 1895 and they settled in a three-room slab hut near the cane tram line in Howard Street. Jim Hocking’s mother, Evangeline, was delivered by her grandmother in the hut in 1899. Eva attended school in Bury Street and in 1919 became a tailor with Peter Kearns, whose business was at the rear of a menswear shop on the corner of Currie and Howard Streets run by the Hocking family. Soon she was courting their son, Bill. They married at the Nambour Methodist Church in 1919, and had five children – Bill, James, Colin, Joan and Alan. Young Jim grew up on the new Alveno Estate south of Howard Street. The street was later named Hocking Street for the family who built the first home. He attended Nambour Rural School, was among the foundation students of Nambour High School when it opened in 1936, was a keen and competent tennis player and a loyal member of the Methodist Church.

Jim was working for William Whalley’s garage as a spare parts assistant when he signed up at 18, and was accepted into the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942. He trained in Australia with the Empire Air Training Scheme, arriving in the UK for his final bomber aircraft training in August 1943. Less than a year later, on June 4, 1944, he was appointed a pilot officer. Soon after midnight on July 28, 1944, on his final training flight in a Stirling bomber before going on to a Lancaster squadron, the engine on this notorious aircraft known as a “flying coffin” caught alight, less than a mile from the heart of the town of March. Young Jim had his crew parachute to safety then stayed at the controls and coaxed the plane over and beyond the town, attempting to crash land in a field. The aircraft exploded killing the gallant airman. Today he is remembered with a memorial in the historic St Wendreda’s Church in the centre of March and a museum exhibit. He is well recognised there as the hero who saved their town. The boy from Nambour lies in a war grave in Cambridge.

Mr J. McCarthy, in April 1879, was the first selector in Maleny. He became the founder of the local dairy industry, sending his butter to Brisbane grocers in kegs.

DID YOU KNOW? • The Palmwoods Fruit Growers Association was waging its own war in April 1942, taking on military authorities over troops pinching fruit from bins at the station. It was reported: “At their monthly meeting on Thursday evening, members discussed losses of fruit suffered by growers as a result of troops looting trucks standing in the station yard at Palmwoods when their train was passing through”. Some growers asked the Committee of Direction of Fruit Marketing to make a claim on loss of fruit to growers “when trucks of pineapples have been the attraction of troops”. 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 email

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PURPLE REIGN: RICH HUES FOR EYES, LIPS & NAILS Purple is the new pink this season – but it’s not for shrinking violets. Apply a deep purple shade to your eyes, lips or nails for an edgy cool-weather cool weather look. lo



How Suki Waterhouse gets her natural glow British model and actor Suki Waterhouse has revealed her morning makeup routine in a video for Vogue. The gorgeous 25-year-old keeps her makeup neutral, focusing on her eyebrows and skin and adding a pop of pink or red lippy. One of the products she uses on her face to get her natural glow is Future Skin by Chantecaille, a cult favourite of makeup artists, celebrities and models. The oil-free gel foundation keeps the skin looking natural and real, yet smooth, hydrated and flawless, $111.00 from Mecca Maxima.

EYES: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Quadss eyeshadow, $9 $ $98 8 from o Myer; Lore Loreal Color Riche i t Wa h LIPS: R Eyeshadow Quad in Lilas Cherie, $19.99 ffrom Ch Chemist Warehouse. Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick in Run the Show, $13.49 from Chemist Warehouse; Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Como, $35 from Mecca Maxima. NAILS: MUD Nail Polish 008 Obsession, $2 from Woolworths.

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FALSE EYELASHES: 5 DO’S AND DON’TS 1. Do: Apply mascara and curl your own lashes before you apply false lashes. 2. Do: Cut the eyelash strip into halves or thirds for easier application. 3. Don’t: Stand in front of the mirror. Instead, place a mirror on a table and sit down, steadying your elbows on the table while you look down into the mirror and apply the lashes. 4. Don’t: Apply right at the inner corner of the eye – leave a gap of a few millimetres. 5. Don’t: Overdo the glue or it will smudge across your eyelid.

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Todd Widdicombe reviews a snazzy IPA with a strange name. it’s a tops distraction while you’re searching for the answer. Having said that, just think back to school, according to chemistry, alcohol is a solution. Thanks school, and thanks edumacation. But alcohol will betray you too. Be warned. Take last weekend for example. There I am minding my own business and alcohol says, ‘Hey legend, post that piccy on Facebook it’ll be hilarious’. But alcohol was wrong, so very very wrong. To all those who have seen my junk now, I’m sorry, it was supposed to be an ad for my garage sale. My bad. And vodka. Don’t even get me started on vodka. The liquid that guarantees you’ll get lit and be 10 times funnier and sexier and be a much better dancer. Listen, I’ve seen the Instagram video vodka, we need to talk, pal. Then on top of all that, there’s my buddies who just can’t handle their booze. Seriously, last Friday they dropped me three times carrying me home from the pub. Unbelievable. That’s why I stick to beer, people. Or as I call it in front of my fitness obsessed wife, a wheat smoothie. Certainly sounds better than a wheatgrass smoothie doesn’t it? Not sure though, as I’ve never had a wheatgrass smoothie. But I digress. This time around we are embracing another cracking creation from the champions at Modus Operandi Brewery. Operating out of Sydney’s Northern


ou know I really hate it when people say to me ‘oh you don’t need alcohol to have fun’. You don’t need running shoes to go for a jog either but it helps. The fact is, I don’t drink anymore, I don’t drink any less either but I should apologise to my wife Michelle for all the lewd and sexy drunk texts I sent last weekend. It’s not my fault, booze increases the size of the send button by 89 per cent. So I’d like to take it all back and say I’m sorry. Unless of course babe, you feel the same way, in which case I’ll be home soon with the fluffy handcuffs and a family size Toblerone. You know that one line ‘I’m not having a big night, just a few quiet ones’ never goes to plan does it? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not keen to glorify alcohol. I know it kills people. But just think how many are born because of it too. People say alcohol isn’t the answer, but

Beaches, the gang at Modus Operandi have produced some really tops award-winning beers over the last two years, one of them being the Former Tenant Red IPA. Inspired by the brewer’s former tenant’s illegal horticultural endeavours, this champion Aussie craft beer is jampacked with aromas of passionfruit and mango, thanks to the snazzy combo of mosaic and galaxy dry hops mixed in with a complex blend of citrusy refreshing goodness and a savoury style caramel malt flavour to leave you with a slightly sweet and satisfying finish. Beware the Former Tenant though, as it packs a punch with 7.8 per cent ABV. I can only drink three at any one time, or as Mel Gibson calls it, breakfast. It’s another Modus ripper though and I’m stoked to say I give the Modus Operandi Former Tenant Red IPA an honourable four out of five thumbs up. Just a reminder folks, to always drink responsibly.

MO FORMER TENANT RED IPA. 500 ML. 7.8% ABV Available Cellarbrations Brightwater Hotel, Parklands Tavern, Wises Rd Buderim and Bellvista.

PALMWOODS GEARS UP FOR THE COOL AND QUIRKY TIMEWARP FESTIVAL The sound of rockabilly music, hot rods and motorbikes will hit the hinterland town of Palmwoods for the third annual TimeWarp Festival on April 29. Event organiser Greta Cole says the festival, which was first held in 2015, celebrates everything ‘kustom kulture’. “The festival came about from wanting a

great local event themed in kustom kulture which is vintage, rockabilly, pin-ups, hot rods and the like,” Cole says. Festivalgoers can rock out to eight bands, with 5000 visitors expected. April 29 at Margaret Street in Palmwoods from 10am to 10pm. Entry is by gold coin donation. Visit





SUNDAY, APRIL 30 CARL LYNCH, Caloundra RSL, 12pm QLD INTERNATIONAL SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL 2017, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 1pm MARK MORONEY, Parklands Tavern, 1.30pm SOUL SUNDAY, 26 Degrees Bar+Venue, 2pm THE CUMQUATS, Alex Surf Club, 3.30pm TAYLOR PAYNE, Solbar, 4pm SECOND GEAR, Caloundra RSL, 6.30pm KHAN HARRISON BAND, Solbar, 7pm CRVKS AND FAT BISCUIT, O’Malley’s Irish Bar, 10.30pm




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SATURDAY, APRIL 29 TREY COOPER, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm DREW WILSON, Lemon and Thyme, 5.45pm NICK REAVE, Caloundra RSL, 6pm MITCH & GEORGIA, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm JIMMY D, Mets on Kings, 7pm SUNSET BLISS, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm HARRI, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm POPERA, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 7.30pm OLD SKOOL, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 8pm BOOTLEG RASCAL, Solbar, 8pm TRAVIS COLLINS, Caloundra RSL, 8.30pm THE COPY CATS, O’Malley’s Irish Bar, 9pm DJ SHANNON B, O’Malley’s Irish Bar, 1am

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RONNIE CHRISTIE (SOLO), Caloundra RSL, 11am SAM WEDGEWOOD, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm ALEXIS SAWFORD, Lemon and Thyme, 5.45pm EMILY WENHAM, Caloundra RSL, 6pm CARL LYNCH, Brightwater Hotel, 6.30pm MATTY BOI, Parklands Tavern, 6.30pm ROB ROSALUND, Mets on Kings, 7pm JOHN MALCOLM, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 7pm CHRIS REYNOLDS DUO, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm SHANE WILKINSON, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm FLINTLOCK, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm CARAVAN SUN, Solbar, 8pm HEMINGWAY + THE BRAINS TRUST, Solbar, 8pm RADIO SAIGON (TRIBUTE), Caloundra RSL, 8.30pm

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PEPPER BERRY ICED TEA Gina da Silva of Silva Spoon has shared this delicious recipe, made with strawberry zest and peppermint loose leaf tea, available at The Silva Spoon Tea House in Cotton Tree. Ingredients: • 2 litres of boiling water • ½ cup of sugar • 10 tsp of Silva Spoon Strawberry Zest loose leaf tea • 6tsp of Silva Spoon Peppermint loose leaf tea • Ice

Method: 1. Add boiling water to tea and sugar in a vessel large enough to hold 2 litres. Let brew for up to 20 minutes (longer, if desired). 2. Strain into a large jug and add enough ice to chill and garnish then enjoy.

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Anna Magdalene Handley Nambour resident Anna Magdalene Handley will host a concert to raise funds for a wheelchair accessible van for herself, with five per cent of the money raised donated to research into a cure for Friedreichs Ataxia. Handley enjoys creating music, poetry, autobiographical writing and does not want to let her wheelchair mobility dampen her passion for life and people. Inspiring everyone she comes into contact with, Handley will be bringing her songs to life, performing her heartfelt messages of hope. Handley’s music gives voice to her soul and spirit, defying the cruel limits placed

on her self-expression by ‘Fred’ and the physical realities it entails. Heart2Heart Australia will support Handley in her effort to raise money for a wheelchair accessible van, which will increase her quality of life. The Freedom From Fred concert will see Anna take to the stage with her band The Freedom and the Found and internationally renowned musician Linsey Pollak will perform his act Mr Curly and Friends, as he unveils some of his invented and self-made instruments such as The Saxillo, Crow, Mr Curly, The Norwegian Smoking Pipe and The Carrot Clarinet. Handley’s son will also take to the stage as part of the all-abilities band The Outsiders. The event will also coincide with the release of Anna’s two new books; an autobiography named Freedom From Fred, which was inspired by a unique journey of finding light in the most unexpected of places; and Genuine Spark, a compilation of poetry full of inspiring words and thoughts. The Freedom from Fred fundraiser is on at The Old Ambulance Station in Howard Street, Nambour, on April 28 from 5pm to 8pm. Tickets are $20 or $25 for concession from, or $25 at the door.


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Reversible ble bl e skirts $59.95 5

Earrings $24.95

7/8 Stretch Pant $79.95

Necklace $24.95

Pashmina $29.95

Abigail dress $59

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p: 5438 8007

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when in doubt... accessorise A unique necklace will always make your outfit pop and will complete your look.

Get in early for Mother’s Day – your mum will love this sweet trinket tray, $12.95, Avenue J

Liberté Chelsea necklace $79.95, Sweet Charlotte Studio, large range available in store Spotted dress $59, necklace $24.95, Shevita


Traditional babushka dolls $75, Avenue J

Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant 120g $91, Waterfall Day Spa Daily use rice-based dual action exfoliant with lactic acid for all skin types. Gently buff and smooth your skin for a bright and radiant complexion with this mild daily use organic cleansing exfoliant from Eminence.

Eminence Coconut Age Corrective Moisturiser 60ml $109, Waterfall Day Spa

Tencel shift dress $79.95, necklace $24.95, Shevita

Mother’s Day Gift Vouchers Available

Pacific ‘perroquet’ emerald dish $80, Avenue J

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Diamond Decorative Ring, $1,550


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NO SHRINKING VIOLET German maker BMW enjoys a rare free swing in the compact luxury coupe category, where its 2-Series is without peer. Words: Peter Atkinson, AAP.


n the cut-throat competition that is the premium car market, it’s rare that someone gives you a free kick. Usually every tiny move and every model variant released by one of the major players – particularly the uber-rivalry between Germany’s big three – is matched by an immediate response from the others. But there’s one segment where one player – BMW – has been left virtually to its own devices. BMW’s 2-Series compact coupe is basically without a rival in this space.

Yes, Mercedes-Benz and Audi offer sporty compact vehicles including Benz’s AMG and Audi’s RS hot-rods. The Beemer is the only car in this segment that delivers a true two-door, two-plus-two configuration. Now, a couple of years into its model life the 2-Series has enjoyed a freshen-up that includes more powerful, more efficient engines; improved specification and some cosmetic tweaks. Those engine upgrades have delivered a new model variant to the range – the 230i which replaces the previous 228i at the top

of the four-cylinder range – and which we’ve tested here. It’s the most powerful of BMW’s four-cylinder offerings, while for those requiring more oomph there’s also a twin turbo-charged six-cylinder M240i, the final stop before the remarkable full-noise M2 tested here a few months ago. As you’d expect, BMW hasn’t tinkered too much with the successful 2-Series recipe, but the changes have subtly improved it in just about every way. M-Sport brakes, 18-inch alloy wheels and rear spoiler enhance its sporty character. Inside, improvements include a comfort access system, electric seat adjustment, premium interior lighting package and high-end navigation system. That range starts at just over $50-grand for the entry-level 220i; jumps up to $61,900 for the 230i tested here, and culminates with the 240i at $74,900 plus onroads. Convertible versions of all three models come at a premium of almost $10,000. The Beemer’s styling looks as fresh and attractive as ever and the family DNA it shares with the 4-Series and flagship 6-Series coupes is unmistakable. By comparison to the high-performance M2, the 230i we tested might seem a little modest. It shouldn’t. Its two-litre turbo four delivers an impressive 185 kilowatts and 350 Newton metres – good for a 0-100km/h acceleration

quotient of 5.6 seconds. So the little Beemer’s output makes it no shrinking violet. Dynamically, the 230i delivers all of the things we’ve come to expect from a BMW. Sturdy, a balanced ride and handling; responsive and rewarding performance and plenty of kerb appeal. The 2-series is a beautifully-built, well-designed and highly-evolved machine that is very hard to find fault with.

BMW 230i COUPE HOW BIG? Based on the entry-level 1-Series hatchback, its compact size mean limited rear-seat space and only fair room in the boot. But on the positive side its snug interior seems to wrap itself around the driver. HOW FAST? Able to reach the speed limit in 5.6 seconds puts it into the serious performance class. HOW THIRSTY? Surprisingly frugal, considering its performance capability. The official combined average is 5.9L/100km which beats many economy machines. HOW MUCH? Of course you’ll probably want to tick a few of BMW’s obligatory options boxes, but the 230i is well-equipped for its $61,900 price (plus onroad costs).




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The new-look Isuzu D-MAX is a stand out performer on or off-road. With the legendary Isuzu 3-litre turbo diesel engine, a beefed up 430Nm of torque and an intuitive 6-speed transmission. Coupled with a Terrain Command 4WD system and 3.5 tonne braked towing capacity+, the D-MAX is all you need to pump up any adventure. GO YOUR OWN WAY! Discover the new-look Isuzu D-MAX at your Isuzu UTE Dealer or


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5 star ANCAP safety rating applies to D-MAX 4x4 Crew Cab models built from November 2013 and 4x2 High-Ride Crew Cab models built from November 2014. +3.5 tonne braked towing capacity on D-MAX 4x4 and 4x2 High Ride models when fitted with an optional genuine Isuzu UTE tow bar kit. #Model shown is 4x4 LS-U Crew Cab Manual at $44,990 drive away. Private & ABN holders only on 17MY vehicles. Metallic/mica paint $450 extra. Available until 30/6/17, unless extended, varied or while stocks last. ^5 years/130,000km whichever occurs first, for eligible customers. Excludes trays and accessories. >The Capped Price Servicing Program (“CPS Program”) applies to Eligible Vehicles with a Warranty Start Date on or after 1/1/15 at Participating Isuzu UTE Dealers only. The 5 years Capped Price Servicing covers the first 5 Scheduled Services for 16.5MY and later vehicle models for up to 5 years/50,000km (whichever occurs first). CPS Program is subject to change. For full terms & conditions and current pricing visit

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INDUSTRY WRAP As property industry across the Sunshine Coast benefits from a flurry of buyer activity, more properties are coming onto the market to try to satiate future demand. My Property Preview looks at the progress of some of the biggest developments in the region. BEACHSIDE RESIDENTIAL HUB

AVID Property Group Harmony development manager Anthony Demiris and general manager QLD Bruce Harper

HARMONY FORGES AHEAD Local and national home builders have taken their first steps on to the site of Queensland’s largest display village north of Brisbane, as they conducted their first inspection of Harmony Display World. The village will showcase 43 homes from 25 national and Sunshine Coast builders at Harmony in Palmview. AVID Property Group general manager Bruce Harper says the village will be open later this year. “It’s an often-used phrase, but Harmony Display World really will be a ‘one-stop shop’ for people wanting to buy and build a new home,” he says. “No two buyers’ needs are the same and that’s why there will be a diverse range of homes and land lots on offer to suit a variety of lifestyles.” Harper says although people increasingly look to technology to initially explore their property and building options, the opportunity to touch and feel home products will always be critical to buyers. “Harmony display village will give buyers the chance to immerse themselves in the uniquely Sunshine Coast Harmony environment and the new home options available to them,” he says. “People will experience first-hand the vibrant community AVID is creating in the heart of the Sunshine Coast.” Harmony will deliver more than 4800 homes for 12,000 future residents and will feature 100 hectares of open space, including Queensland’s first grand linear park. There will also be a town centre with shopping, dining and activities.

Stockland’s much-anticipated Bokarina Beach community is generating strong interest from home buyers ahead of the release of the first home sites in July. More than 800 people have already registered their interest in securing land in the masterplanned beachside precinct, which is a key component of the $5 billion Oceanside community. Bokarina Beach will ultimately become a premium mixed-use residential, retail and tourism hub and will include around 160 home sites, 130 terrace homes and around 800 beachside apartments in buildings ranging from four to eight storeys. Detailed pricing will be released closer to the start of sales. The community will be developed in stages, with construction expected to be completed on the final stage by around 2020. Stockland senior development manager Mark McMahon says it is no surprise that Bokarina Beach is attracting such a high level of interest from prospective buyers. “This is one of the last remaining developable parcels of beachfront land of its size on the east-coast of Australia and our vision for Bokarina Beach, as a vibrant seaside community with an enviable lifestyle, is resonating strongly with prospective home buyers,” McMahon says. “Bokarina Beach is just minutes from the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital and will have direct connections to the Sunshine Coast Health Precinct and future Oceanside town centre. “We’ve noticed an increase in enquiries from potential buyers since the opening of the hospital last month and I expect demand to ramp up in coming months as we draw closer to the first land release. I’d encourage anyone interested in making their home at Bokarina Beach to register their interest now.” Bokarina Beach is set to become one of the Coast’s most prestigious beachside communities and a destination for interstate and international visitors. Proposed features include boutique shops, cafes and restaurants, plans for a new public beach access and a new surf life saving facility, and more than five hectares of open space including parkland and the Lake Kawana extension, ensuring all residents are just a short stroll to the beach, lake and green, open spaces. A community hub and outdoor plaza will be created for markets, festivals and community events.

Rob Gowland and Gail Hunter

HEALTHY INVESTMENT AT OCEANSIDE Around 230 waterfront apartments adjacent to the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital have been sold by RGD Group across four projects in the past 18 months. RGD Group is the largest developer and builder of apartments in the Kawana area. Their projects adjacent to the new Sunshine Coast hospitals – Salt at Oceanside, North Shore Oceanside Kawana and Waterline at Oceanside – are sold out prior to completion. Oceanside Property Sales/RGD Group sales and marketing manager Gail Hunter says astute investors and owner occupiers have realised the growth potential and convenience of owning waterfront property adjacent to these world class medical facilities. “Medical professionals and savvy investors looking for a healthy investment are snapping up the one, two and three bedroom dual key waterfront apartments, appreciating that thousands of hospital shift workers will need accommodation close to their work.’’ Aquarius at Oceanside in Bright Place, the fourth of the 60 apartment projects offered by RGD Group, is also selling fast. With a combined value of $120 million, all apartments face the water. Oceanside Management principal Rob Gowland says with vacancy rates on the Sunshine Coast tightening and the region experiencing one of the fastest population growth rates in Australia, their projects provide much needed accommodation adjacent to the hospitals.

Mooloolaba, 6/123 Brisbane Road


Mooloolaba Deep Waterfront Apartment Unique opportunity within one of the Sunshine Coasts most desired locations this 3 bedroom apartment offers an unbeatable lifestyle. Featuring large gourmet kitchen with quality appliances and ample storage, huge balcony for entertaining, open plan design with privacy in a boutique building. Situated only minutes walk to fashionable local cafes, restaurants and famous Mooloolaba beach this immaculate deepwater apartment gives you the ability to sail your yacht right to your front door, offering a surprisingly peaceful and spacious lifestyle.

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OPEN HOME: Saturday 29th April 12.00-12.30pm VIEW AT: AUCTION: On site Saturday 6th May at 11am AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758





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Dicky Beach 43 Wilson Avenue


‘Skye Lodge’ - On the Beach - Once in a Lifetime Opportunity


Blessed with unrivalled panoramic ocean, beach and headland views and

• First time offered to the market in over 55 years

In Rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra

sitting on the shores of Dicky and Moffat Beach, this original family beach home will provide endless joy while giving you the opportunity to plan your future dream home in this highly prized location. With direct beach access,

• Rare opportunity to purchase in Caloundra’s premier beach

you will appreciate year-round patrolled swimming, a pet friendly beach and a short beach stroll to cafes and restaurants and the coast’s best surf break. Discerning buyers will be captivated by this unsurpassed beachfront location and will not let the opportunity pass them by.

front location • Elevated 658m2 corner beachfront allotment • A short ‘beach’ walk to cafes and restaurants



Thursday, 25th May 2017 at 11am View Friday 1-1.45pm & Sunday 1-1.45pm Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

• Close to public transport, schools and shops • Easy access to Brisbane and Maroochydore airports

Ray White Caloundra

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oney Magazine recently named Bli Bli as Queensland’s leading property hotspot and here’s your chance to be a part of this suburb. On entry to the house, a timber staircase leads up to the open-plan living area, highlighted by timber floors. The expansive kitchen takes centre stage, boasting a generouslysized island bench. This entertainer’s delight integrates with the living space and timber deck, which overlook the 10 metre pool and the Mooloolaba cityscape. The property provides easy access to the airport, highway and Bli Bli retail precinct.

11 TRAINSTOP COURT, BLI BLI 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car $1,150,000 RE/MAX Property Sales phone number Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Sharon Heays 0499 205 409

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Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806


Big Home - Big Block - Big Side Access 20 Leea Street, Sippy Downs Everything about this property is BIG - add in the fact that we have a very motivated and willing seller and you could very well have the best buy in Sippy Downs. A big 804m2 block, a big 4 bedroom home with a study, a big pool, big side access for a big caravan and you get the big picture. • Master with ensuite, double vanities plus massive walk in robe • 2 car garage to the north and 1 car garage plus workshop to the south • Side access for the largest of caravans or big boys toys • Media room, living room plus dining


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• Very functional kitchen with 900mm oven, electric cook top • Covered outdoor patio overlooking a large fenced yard • Inground saltwater chlorinated pool with water feature • Security screens all round with ceiling fans throughout • 2 x 3000lt water tanks





Inspect Saturday from 8.30am, followed by auction at 9am Auction This Saturday 29th April at 9am, on site Internet ID 3179575 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369


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for sale

View by Appointment

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Great home overlooking parklands at 56 Yorkeys lane

Space, light and lots of lifestyle at 46 Serenity Circuit.

• Central to the home’s downstairs living area a well appointed kitchen offers loads of stone bench top work spaces and quality appliances. Over looking the dining and lounge areas the kitchen opens to a private courtyard and more space.

• Every aspect of this design layout works to capture the beauty of its stunning, lakeside location.

• Upstairs a master bedroom with views to the park includes a separate ensuite and walk in robe.

• A very private, larger master bedroom includes a spacious ensuite, walk in robe and its own balcony that too overlooks the lake and beyond.

• A well appointed kitchen features plenty of work space across stone benches with quality appliances like the 900mm stove. Plus large outdoor dining and entertaining area.

• A media, or second lounge upstairs provides a great place to chill or catch a movie.

• A second lounge upstairs adds privacy between master bedroom and three other, carpeted bedrooms, all of which feature built-ins. A second large bathroom caters for the whole family.

• To the rear of the home you’ll find three light and airy carpeted bedrooms, all with built-ins. • A second bathroom includes a full bath and shower catering for the whole family.

• A light and airy interior is complimented by split system air-conditioning and fans throughout to provide year round living comfort for you and your family.

• Split system air-conditioning and fans provides your family with year round living comfort.











for sale

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Stylish inner city waterfront home at 11 Meridien Drive.

Stunning contemporary home at 56 Mackenzie Drive

• Stylish architectural features give this home strong street appeal. Inside the large open living area extends out onto a northerly facing alfresco space with panoramic views across the lake.

• A superbly designed home on a corner urban allotment that adds natural light and airiness throughout both floors of the home. The finish is a real credit to its builders.

• A private and spacious master bedroom includes a large ensuite, separate walk in robe and balcony overlooking the water.

• Central, well appointed kitchen featuring timber styling, walk in pantry and courtyard outlook.

• A well appointed kitchen offers plenty of work space, stone bench tops and quality appliances.

• Beautifully finished bathrooms feature floor to ceiling tiles adding a stylish touch.

• A second media room upstairs separates the master suite from the other three carpeted bedrooms, all of which feature built-ins.

• Blinds and fans installed throughout with ducted AC to ensure year round comfort.

• Split system air-conditioning provides you and the family with year round living comfort.






• Downstairs open plan living area encompasses lounge and dining areas.

• Great master suite with 3 more bedrooms all with draws, shelving and hanging space in robes. • Internal laundry with separate drying court.






Call Scott on 0402 079 271 or Penny on 0434 006 144 S U N S H I N EC OV E R E A LT Y.C O M * Images are presented for illustration purposes only.

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his stunning dual-living property is situated in the heart of Buderim’s most sought after small acreage enclave. The home has versatility in the floor plan with a total of 700m2 under the roof. The 1¼ acre block is all level and usable with mature gardens and trees. There is a parent’s retreat with its own living space and kitchenette. The separate formal living zone is air conditioned with vaulted ceilings. The main kitchen overlooks the pool. The second home has a kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom.

73-77 GREENWOOD CLOSE, BUDERIM 6 bed, 3 bath, 6 car $1,678,000 Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Craig Porter 0411 554 880


BUDERIM, 22 Coachwood Street





Deceased Estate. Level 986m2. Extraordinary Views A truly unique opportunity to secure a position in this emerging prestige precinct. • Plenty of room for the largest home, pool

Auction: Sunday 6th May at 4pm, on site

• 986m2 of Buderims finest level land ID: 16755125

• Views from Glasshouse Mountains to Kawana • Short stroll to neighbourhood shopping • Rent existing home while you plan • Once in a generation opportunity

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Inspect: Saturday 11-11.30am

Tim Burrough 0418 666 356

This executive home is hidden away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Woombye. High ceilings and open-plan living create a spacious feel. The living areas have views to tropical garden surrounds. All living areas are tiled throughout for easy care maintenance. There is a well designed 2-pac kitchen complete with granite bench tops and plenty of cupboard space. Leading from the living room and kitchen area is a media room which can also double as a toyroom, catering for the younger family. The home has been well designed for family living and is complete with four bedrooms, master with ensuite, two bedrooms with walk-in robes and two with built-ins. The home offers plenty of storage space with a walk-in broom cupboard, ample linen space and laundry.

13 PALMFOREST CLOSE, PALMWOODS 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Mid $500,000s Riddell Real Estate 5442 1888 John Pyne 0418 710 209

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Proudly marketed by Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Bli Bli, 11 Trainstop Court





Exquisite Home With Stunning Views On One Acre - Owners Relocating Money Magazine recently announced Bli Bli as Queensland’s leading property hotspot, so here’s your chance to be a part of this dynamic suburb. On entry, a grand timber staircase leads you up to the open plan living area, highlighted by timber floors and awash with natural light. The expansive kitchen takes centre stage in this beautiful space boasting a generously sized island bench. This entertainer’s delight seamlessly integrates with the living space and the expansive timber decks, which overlook the 10 metre pool and the Bli Bli valley, through to the Mooloolaba cityscape. Fully landscaped one acre block in highly sought after location, four over sized bedrooms + home office. Town water, level play areas. This property is an absolute must to inspect.

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Inspect: Saturday and Sunday 11.00-11.45am Price: $1,150,000 Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Sharon Heays 0499 205 409 For more details visit ID: 17820975 75

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ALEX/MOOLOOLABA PENTHOUSE – MUST BE SOLD! 5/31 Buderim Avenue, Mooloolaba Positioned on the top of Alexandra Headland, with 300 degree views reaching from Noosa around to the bay of Mooloolaba and onto the Glasshouse Mountains. In a small complex of only 5 units, boasting 5 secure car parks, with easy access from the rear street entrance making it perfect for not only your vehicles but your campervan and boat. This timeless design and incredible floor plan allows you to move from the living level to the upper entertainment level with ease which flows onto a massive deck taking in these spectacular views. Inspection is a must.

4 Bed | 4 Bath | 5 Car • Total unit size 652m • Over two levels, two kitchens • Full size private pool • Private gym and spa • Small complex of 5 • Minutes to patrolled beaches • Huge storage area 2

Price: Submit All Offers Inspect: Saturday 12-12.45pm Thursday May 4th 5-5.45pm Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188


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BOUTIQUE ACREAGE LIVING - 10 MINUTES TO MAROOCHYDORE CBD 126 Glenfinnan Court, Forest Glen This immaculately kept and much loved home has been designed to maximise the natural cooling breezes and the stunning outlook. The thought and attention to detail will become extremely obvious upon your inspection. Boasting four large bedrooms, including a grand master suite, as well as dual living options on the lower level. An oversized office and a sewing room combine with an industrial sized laundry. There is even a refrigerated wine cellar! The fully ducted air conditioning ensures all year round comfort, whilst the high ceiling height throughout adds to the overall feel of space and light in this master-built beauty.

4 Bed | 3 Bath | 5 Car • Dual living option • 4 bed, office, 3 bath, 5 car • Refrigerated wine cellar • 2 meticulously landscaped acres • Elevated to capture breeze • First time offered for sale

Price: Buyers Over $1.4 Million Inspect: Saturday 1-1.45pm Craig Porter 0411 554 880


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AUCTION RARE MOFFAT BEACH PROPERTY WITH PLENTY OF POTENTIAL 153 Grigor Street, Moffat Beach This incredible, rare property features more than 1.5 acres of land a short walk from popular Moffat Beach. Currently featuring a 3 bedroom home plus a successful pet boarding business, this property offers several options. Either renovate and turn the property into a unique family retreat, land bank for inevitable future capital growth, develop and make a profit or continue running the established business, Caloundra Pet Resort, which offers short and long term boarding for cats and dogs. As well as supporting the pet boarding business, the property is home to two ponies and a dozen chickens. This is prime, flat land with gardens and established trees, plus plenty of grassed spaces.

3 Bed | 2 Bath | Unlimited Cars • More than 1.5 acres (6,343m ) of flat land • Income producing property with business • Comfortable 3 bedroom family home • Potential for investors to land bank/develop • Short walk to the beach, cafes, golf course • A piece of paradise primed for future growth • Property offers a lifestyle few could match 2

Auction: On Site Saturday May 20th at 2pm Inspect: By Appointment Craig Porter 0411 554 880


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AUCTION ENTRY LEVEL WATERFRONT OPPORTUNITY ON OFFER HERE NOT TO BE MISSED! 9 Abbey Court, Pelican Waters If you thought waterfront was out of your reach, think again. This one is not to be missed. Enjoying a secluded waterfront location, this spacious north facing home spans over two levels of comfortable, practical family living. An open plan interior, multiple living zones, dedicated office/5th bedroom and media room provides plenty of separation of living for any family dynamic. Centrally located kitchen with walk in pantry, huge open dining leads out to waterfront outdoor entertaining and pool. Offering a huge front yard for the kids to play, a rarity in waterfront property. Put your own stamp on this home and reap the future growth on offer here!

4+ Bed | 3 Bath | 2+ Car • Spacious bedrooms with walk ins • Ducted air, solar, security • Screened, water tank, shed • Ample room van/trailer/extra cars • Oversized garage + storage • For the savvy buyer you will not find a better investment than this!

Auction: On Site Saturday May 6th at 3pm Inspect: Saturday 11-11.30am Kerri Johnston 0412 580 184

APPROXIMATELY $60,000 ANNUAL INCOME - 11 ACRES - URGENTLY NEEDS TO BE SOLD THIS WEEKEND 16 Kentish Road, Kiels Mountain Located just 10 minutes drive to Maroochydore, Buderim or Nambour sits this centrally positioned 11 acre property which is loaded with potential. Already boasting an annual rental income of approximately $40K with plenty of scope to increase if you wish. A covered breezeway connects the main home to a 2 bedroom cottage with another studio and liveable shed located in their own separate part of the property, giving all, the sense of privacy and isolation You may even want to investigate further development or eco-style resort facilities.

8 Bed | 5 Bath | 8 Car • 11 acres • Private and peaceful • Massive further potential • 10 minutes to CBD • Potential income • Great for entertaining • An opportunity not to be missed

Price: Buyers from $900,000’s Offers Considered Inspect: Saturday 12-12.45pm Craig Porter 0411 554 880


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estled away in the leafy hilltop suburb of Buderim, this low maintenance brick and tile family home is on a 869m2 allotment. Each bedroom has built-in robes and ceiling fans. The master suite is complete with airconditioning, walk-in robe and ensuite. This home has been designed with the young family in mind and has three living areas. The open plan layout of the spacious kitchen and large dining room flow seamlessly out to the undercover patio. The two-tiered yard has a garden shed and side access.

17 QUAMBI PLACE, BUDERIM 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $620,000 Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219 Shayne Callander 0409 427 850



ocated near Caloundra’s CBD with magnificent panoramic views, this luxury penthouse offers a low maintenance lifestyle. This spacious abode has been designed to showcase its stunning location – every room has access to balconies. From the imported Italian tiles to the custom designed mosaic art work, everything about this penthouse says quality and comfort. The living area is wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass and extends to a covered balcony. There is a new kitchen, informal lounge room and three ensuited bedrooms. There is secure parking for two vehicles.

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38-34 CANBERRA TERRACE, CALOUNDRA 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Offers around the mid $1,000,000s 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Kerri Johnston 0412 580 184

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2/18 Blackall St, WOOMBYE

5442 1888


MAGICAL MOOLOOLABA This is a unique opportunity. Situated withing walking distance to cafes, restaurants and the Mooloolaba beach, this deep waterfront apartment offers a peaceful lifestyle. There are two spacious bedrooms with built-in wardrobes plus a bedroom-sized study. The main bedroom has an ensuite. The apartment features a gourmet kitchen with quality appliances and ample storage, open plan design with privacy and a large balcony, which is great for entertaining. The apartment includes one secure car space.

6/123 BRISBANE ROAD, MOOLOOLABA 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Auction on site Saturday May 6 @ 11am Define Property Agents 5478 2477 Ross Cattle 0410 625 758

WOOMBYE: 4 Halifax Court Sat 12-12.40 Price reduced! Lowset home in quiet cul de sac. 3 bdrms, well designed kitchen, huge laundry, lounge & dining leading out to covered verandah. Dble carport, easy maintenance yard with w/shed. Ideal first home. Priced to sell $393,000 WOOMBYE: 13 Palmforest Close Sat 12-12.40 Executive family home set amongst a private oasis of tropical gardens. Designed for the family in mind the home offers 4brms, 2baths, 2 living areas, 2 car accomm. Quality kitchen with granite bench tops, large under roof entertainment area accessed from the family/dining room for easy entertaining. High ceilings, tinted windows, security screens and air con plus many more extras throughout. This home ticks all the boxes and is privately situated in a quiet cul de sac in Woombye. Priced to sell Mid $500,000’s ROSEMOUNT: 39 Pringle Rd Sat 1-1.40 Elevated, picturesque. Family home is reluctantly for sale. 2 separate levels enabling a multitude of options. Top level with 3 bed, renovated bathroom, formal lounge and family/kitchen area. Living opens to full length verandah. Lower level complete with 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen area, massive open plan rumpus/games room + built in bar + entertaining area. Town and tank water, ceiling fans, shade house and more. $465,000 DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: 1,341m2 property situated only close to town and only a short walk to schools. 2 brm cottage, large u/ cover entertainment area. Options available – renovate existing cottage, Townhouse or unit development or subdivision (s/j council approval). Medium Density Residential. Priced at $419,000 Central – 1970’s Renovator: Very central and convenient location and the ½ acre land is all useable. Land would suit a 2nd dwelling on the back half of the block. The home is solid block construction, 3bdrms with new carpet, curtains,paint & lighting. Mid – higher $400,000s WOOMBYE: Central Location Situated at the end of a very quiet cul de sac in Woombye. The home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + home office with sep. entry + internal access from the garage. 1,042m2 block – mountain views. Reduced to sell.Interest from $420,000 LAST ONES AVAILABLE .. Selling FAST! Don’t miss out! Brand new 2 & 3brm townhouses for sale. Few remaining. Quality built and situated in a very convenient location. From $359,900. Shop for sale - tenanted - 3 x 3 lease in place $259,000

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BEACHSIDE BEAUTY Blessed with unrivalled panoramic ocean, beach and headland views and sitting on the shores of Dicky and Moffat beaches, this original family beach home will provide endless joy while giving you the opportunity to plan your future dream home in this highly prized location. With direct beach access, you will appreciate year-round patrolled swimming, a pet-friendly beach and a short stroll to cafes and restaurants. Discerning buyers will be captivated by this unsurpassed beachfront location and will not let the opportunity pass them by. It is the first time this home has been on the market in more than 55 years. It is situated on an elevated 658m2 corner oceanfront allotment.

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6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 The Link. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 River. (M) A detective investigates a friend’s murder. 9.30 Silent Witness. (MA15+) The team races to stop Begovic. 10.35 Lateline.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 Tales From The Coast With Robson Green. (PG) Part 1 of 4. 9.30 The Secret Life Of Dogs: Mans Best Friend. Part 1 of 3. 10.30 Martin Clunes: Islands Of Australia. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 9. North Queensland Cowboys v Parramatta Eels. From 1300SMILES Stadium, Queensland. 10.10 MOVIE The Last Stand. (2013) (MA15+) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Knoxville, Forest Whitaker.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 The Living Room. Miguel makes a slow-cooked osso bucco. 8.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 The 2016 Montreal Comedy Festival. (M) Hosted by Joel Creasey.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Railways Of The Great War. 8.00 Great British Railway Journeys: Newark-On-Trent To Stockton. 8.35 MOVIE Downfall. (2004) (MA15+) Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Juliane Köhler. Follows the final days of Adolf Hitler.


6pm Compass. (PG) 6.30 Gardening Australia. 7.00 News. 7.30 The Coroner. (PG) 8.15 The Halcyon. (M) 9.05 New Tricks. (PG) A brilliant young doctor is murdered. 10.05 Seven Types Of Ambiguity. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl. (2003) (PG) Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley. A man joins forces with an infamous pirate. 9.45 To Be Advised. 11.55 The Goldbergs. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 The Voice. (PG) A group of contestants sets out to prove they have what it takes to be a singing sensation. 11.30 MOVIE Fame. (1980) (M) Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dern. Teenagers attend a performing arts school.

6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) Troy races to save a girl who is drowning. 6.30 To Be Advised. 7.30 All-Star Family Feud. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. A man threatens to expose the team. 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 48 Hours: Blood In The Sand. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.35 Secrets Of The Scottish Manor Houses: Kincardine Castle. Part 3 of 4. 8.40 24 Hours In Emergency: Resilience. (M) A look at a hospital ER. 10.30 Travel Man: Vienna.


6pm The Checkout. (PG) 6.30 Anh’s Brush With Fame. 7.00 News. 7.40 Doctor Who. 8.30 Grantchester. (M) Sidney is reminded to put duty first. 9.15 DCI Banks. (M) 10.05 The Doctor Blake Mysteries. (PG)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 House Rules. (PG) Hosted by Johanna Griggs. 8.00 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) Hosted by Manu Feildel and Pete Evans. 10.00 Trial & Error. (PG) A professor is accused of murdering his wife. 10.30 The Blacklist. (M) 11.30 Training Day. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 The Voice. (PG) 8.30 60 Minutes. Featuring reports from Liz Hayes, Tara Brown, Allison Langdon, Charles Wooley and Ross Coulthart. 9.30 Lethal Weapon. (MA15+) The detectives pursue a cartel operation. 11.30 Murder In The First. (M)

6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 Bondi Rescue. 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 Modern Family. 8.00 Bull. (M) 9.00 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) Pride accepts temporary custody of a boy. 9.55 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 4. Russian Grand Prix.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Britain’s Pompeii. A look at “British Pompeii”. 8.35 Walt Disney. (PG) Part 1 of 2. Explores the life and legacy of American icon Walt Disney. 10.45 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (PG) 11.45 Conchita: Unstoppable. (PG)


6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story. 8.30 Four Corners. Hosted by Sarah Ferguson. 9.20 Media Watch. (PG) Hosted by Paul Barry. 9.35 Q&A.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) 8.40 Seven Year Switch. (M) The couples go on a weekend away. 9.50 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell. (M) 10.50 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Voice. (PG) The blind auditions continue. 9.00 Stayin’ Alive: Grammy Salute To The Bee Gees. (PG) A celebration of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. 11.00 Law & Order. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. A fresh batch of amateur cooks compete. 9.00 This Is Us. A group of people find their lives interconnected. 10.00 To Be Advised. 11.00 The Project.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 The House Of Hypochondriacs. (PG) 8.30 Colombia With Simon Reeve. Simon Reeve travels to Colombia. 9.40 24 Hours In Emergency: Work Hard, Play Hard. 10.35 SBS News.

6.10pm Grand Designs. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. Presented by Leigh Sales. 8.00 To Be Advised. 9.30 Foreign Correspondent. International affairs program. 10.00 The Book Club. 10.30 Lateline. 11.00 The Business.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) Hosted by Johanna Griggs. 9.30 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. (M) Presented by Gordon Ramsay. 10.30 The Amazing Race. (PG) 11.30 The Goldbergs. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Voice. (PG) 9.00 Love Child. (M) Joan goes into early labour. 10.00 Operation Thailand. (M) Follows a group of Aussies travelling to Thailand. 11.00 The Mysteries Of Laura. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 8.30 NCIS. (M) Palmer tries to save a suicidal stranger. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. Nell and Eric go undercover. 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 8.30 Insight. Presented by Jenny Brockie. 9.30 Dateline. 10.00 SBS News.

7.30pm 7.30. 8.00 Anh’s Brush With Fame. (PG) 8.30 The Weekly With Charlie Pickering. (M) 9.00 You Can’t Ask That: Facial Difference. (M) 9.30 The Warriors. (M) 10.05 The Ex-PM. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) 8.40 The Aussie Property Flippers. (PG) Follows amateur and professional flippers. 9.50 Trial & Error. (PG) 10.50 Blindspot. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 To Be Advised. 8.30 Britain’s Got Talent. Auditions begin as weird, wacky and wonderful acts compete in front of celebrity judges. 10.00 Chicago Med. (M) 11.00 Proof. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 8.30 This Is Us. (M) Jack and Rebecca get surprising news. 9.30 Madam Secretary. (M) Elizabeth battles human trafficking. 10.30 Hawaii Five-0. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Tony Robinson’s Coast To Coast. Part 1 of 5. 8.30 Testing Teachers. Part 3 of 3. 9.30 The Night Manager. (M) Roper closes the deal with the buyers. 10.25 The Young Pope. (M)

6.10pm Grand Designs. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 The Checkout. (PG) 8.30 Seven Types Of Ambiguity. (M) Mitch becomes suspicious of Joe. 9.30 Restoration Man. Presented by George Clarke. 10.20 Lateline.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) 8.40 Wedding Surprises: Caught On Camera. (PG) Features amazing wedding moments. 9.40 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Bernadette delivers an ultimatum.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 RBT. Follows the activities of police units. 8.30 The NRL Footy Show. (M) A look at the latest NRL news. 10.30 World’s Funniest Videos Top 10 Countdown. (PG) 11.30 The AFL Footy Show. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 9.30 Law & Order: SVU. Follows the detectives of the Special Victims Unit. 10.30 Blue Bloods. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. 8.05 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong. 8.35 Italy Unpacked: From The Stones To The Stars. Part 1 of 3. 9.40 Medici: Masters Of Florence.







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6pm Medical Emergency. 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Gold Coast Medical. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Air Force One. (1997) (M) 11.00 Building Dream Homes.

6pm MythBusters. (PG) 7.00 AFL Pre-Game Show. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 6. GWS v Western Bulldogs. From Manuka Oval, Canberra. 11.00 Canadian Pickers. (PG) 12am Ink Master. (M)

6pm MOVIE Spy Kids. (2001) (PG) 7.45 MOVIE Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone. (2001) (PG) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson. 11.00 MOVIE Sleepy Hollow. (1999) (MA15+)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Monarch Of The Glen. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Miss Congeniality. (2000) (M) Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt. 11.00 Upstairs Downstairs.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 10.30 Highlander. (M) 11.30 Burn Notice. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm In The Middle. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (M) 8.00 New Girl. (PGC) 8.30 MOVIE The Longest Ride. (2015) (M)


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 8.10 Would I Lie To You? 8.40 Live At The Apollo. 9.30 Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central. 9.55 Comedy Up Late.

6pm Dog Patrol. (PG) 6.30 Mighty Planes. 7.30 Cities Of The Underworld. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Saving Mr Banks. (2013) (PG) 11.00 I Shouldn’t Be Alive.

7.20pm Football. AFL. Round 6. North Melbourne v Gold Coast. From Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. 10.30 MOVIE Centurion. (2010) (MA15+) 12.30am Ink Master. (M)

6pm Dragons: Gift Of The Night Fury. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Jumanji. (1995) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (2012) (M) Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage.

7pm Netball. Super Netball. Round 10. Melbourne Vixens v Sunshine Coast Lightning. 8.45 Netball. Super Netball. Round 10. Adelaide Thunderbirds v NSW Swifts.

6.30pm Nature’s Great Events. 7.30 Car Crash Britain: Caught On Camera. (M) 8.30 Freddie Flintoff: The Gloves Are Off. (PG) 9.30 Forensics. (M) 10.30 48 Hours. 11.30 I Am Johnny Cash.

7.30pm Last Man Standing. 8.00 Last Man Standing. 8.30 Fresh Off The Boat. 9.00 The Great Indoors. 9.30 How I Met Your Mother. 10.00 Sex And The City.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.30 Whovians. 9.00 John Conway Tonight. 10.00 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. 10.45 Forbidden Love. 11.30 An Idiot Abroad.

6.15pm Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em. (PG) 7.00 Border Security: International. (PG) 8.00 Coastwatch Oz. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 Nick Knowles’ Original Features.

6pm Seinfeld. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Ender’s Game. (2013) (PG) 8.45 MOVIE Iron Man 2. (2010) (M) 11.15 Rude Tube. 12.15am Ink Master.

6pm MOVIE Valiant. (2005) (G) 7.30 MOVIE Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. (2015) (PG) Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez. 9.30 MOVIE Fun With Dick And Jane. (2005) (M) 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG)

6pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 To The Manor Born. 8.10 New Tricks. (PG) 9.20 Major Crimes. (MA15+) 11.20 The Closer. (M)

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.00 Scorpion. (PG) 8.00 Elsa: The Lioness That Changed The World. 9.00 MOVIE Last Knights. (2015) (MA15+) 11.30 Forensics.

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Home Alone. (1990) (PG) 8.35 To Be Advised. 9.35 MOVIE Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa. (2013) (MA15+) 11.35 King Of Queens.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Doctor Who. 8.15 To Be Advised. 8.30 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. 9.20 Life And Death Row. 10.15 The OfďŹ ce. 10.45 John Conway Tonight.

6pm Medical Emergency. (PG) 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Jonathan Creek. (M) 8.30 Foyle’s War. (M) 10.30 Blue Murder. (M)

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 World’s Most Extreme Airports. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE RED. (2010) (M) 10.45 America’s Hardest Prisons. (M) 12am Talking Footy.

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) 9.15 MOVIE Beverly Hills Cop II. (1987) (M) 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Miss Marple. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE The Pelican Brief. (1993) (M) Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard. 11.30 Footy ClassiďŹ ed. (M)

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. 8.30 MOVIE Speed. (1994) (M) Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper. 11.00 Super Rugby Extra Time.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm In The Middle. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 8.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.30 Supernatural. (MA15+) 10.30 The X-Files.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 The Checkout. 8.50 An Idiot Abroad. 9.35 Banged Up Abroad. 10.25 Archer. 10.50 The OfďŹ ce. 11.20 Life And Death Row.

6pm Medical Emergency. (PG) 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 Judge John Deed. (M) 10.30 Mighty Planes. 11.30 Downton Abbey. (M)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Inside West Coast Customs. (PG) 9.30 Ice Road Truckers. (M) 10.30 Counting Cars.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Police Ten 7. (M) 8.30 MOVIE The Peacemaker. (1997) (M) 11.00 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 11.30 South Beach Tow. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (PG) 10.50 Cold Case. (M) 11.50 Scott & Bailey. (M)

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 48 Hours. 8.30 48 Hours. (M) 9.30 VF ConďŹ dential. (M) 10.30 The Americans. (M) 11.30 Breakout Kings. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm In The Middle. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 MOVIE Scary Movie 3. (2003) (M) 10.15 How I Met Your Mother.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Bodyshockers: Nips, Tucks And Tattoos. 9.10 The Aliens. 10.00 Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central. 10.25 The OfďŹ ce.

6pm Medical Emergency. (PG) 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Inspector Morse. (M) 9.30 Families Of Crime. (MA15+) 10.45 I Shouldn’t Be Alive. 11.45 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Pawn Stars Australia. 8.00 Storage Wars. 8.30 Storage Wars Canada. (M) 9.00 Aussie Pickers. (PG) 10.00 American Pickers.

6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Island. (2005) (M) Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson. 11.15 Airplane Repo. (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 Poirot. (PG) 9.50 Silent Witness. (MA15+) 11.00 Miniseries: House Of Cards: The Final Cut. (M)

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 8.00 Bondi Rescue. 8.30 Nature’s Great Events. 9.30 Freddie Flintoff: The Gloves Are Off. 10.30 VF ConďŹ dential. (M) 11.30 Second Chance.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm In The Middle. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 The Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 10.00 Bob’s Burgers.

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 The Weekly. 8.50 The Inbetweeners. 9.20 Comedy Up Late. 9.50 Broad City. 10.10 The OfďŹ ce. 10.45 Siblings.

6pm Medical Emergency. (PG) 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 The Vicar Of Dibley. (PG) 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Beverly Hills Pawn. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 9.30 Family Guy. (M) 10.30 American Dad! (M) 11.30 World’s Craziest Fools. (PG) 12am The Front Bar. (M)

6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Survivor: Game Changers. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Perfect Storm. (2000) (M) 11.00 Bad Robots. (M) 11.30 South Beach Tow. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Weird Wonders Of The World. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE The Devil’s Own. (1997) (M) Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin. 11.05 Blackadder II.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Car Crash Britain: Caught On Camera. (M) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Cyborg. (1989) 10.45 Graceland. 11.45 Cops: Adults Only.

7pm Malcolm In The Middle. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 Sex And The City. 9.05 Sex And The City. 9.35 Sex And The City. 10.05 Sex And The City.


with MWP’s man in the water

Well, after watching Bells Beach it is hard to see anyone beating John John Florence for the world tour. Man, he is so good they named him twice. While he did not eventually win Bells he was by far the best surfer. He was off the hook. Now, I have my pencil sharpener ready for the next instalment which is going to Rio. Why sharp pencils you ask? So I can stick these pencils in my eyes rather than watch the crap waves they will have. I have zero interest in it, as does most of the tour, but those pesky Brazilians will love it. Now, I look forward and see waves with south-westerly winds are a coming. Yippee! Does anyone remember the 2014 winter swell? Man, it pumped for nearly three months. After our bad run let’s hope winter will reward those loyal patrons who get up early. Ok peeps, have fun and head north in these winds, you might find some gold. Have a great weekend.

FISHING REPORT with Wayne Nilsson from Maroochydore Fishing World


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7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 CatďŹ sh: The TV Show. 9.00 Forbidden Love. 9.45 Extras: Xmas Special. 11.10 Penn & Teller: Fool Us.


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ESTUARY: Bream are being taken from Maroochy bar to Eudlo Creek and along Mooloolah rock walls using pillies, fowl gut and prawns. Whiting and flathead at Twin Waters with yabbies the best baits. Jew and trevally at the motorway bridge pylons using jigged plastics. SURF: Good sized tailor taking pillies at Pincushion just after dark. Sea bream and dart working the same gutter early mornings. Whiting on pippies and beach worms along Maroochy Beach. Sharks are chasing mullet schools. OFFSHORE: Sweetlip, parrot and squire taking squid and cut baits at the pinnacles on Murphy’s Reef. Old Woman Island has been returning some fine golden trevally on livies. Snapper, pearlies and Spaniards taking pillies on the Barwon banks. Spanner crabs east of the blinker. FRESHWATER: The brackish water of both the Maroochy and Mooloolah rivers have been producing some nice bass on green or black shallow diving lures with floated worms and shrimps working just as well. Surprisingly good catches of golden perch and saratoga at Borumba and Lake Baroon with bass thrown in as well.

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In cipher (5) Explicable (7) The greatest possible (3) Large close-haired dog (5,4) Austerely hardy (7) Unstable (5) Plant of onion family (6) Type of rockery plant (6) Confess (3,2) Tire out (7) Short-legged German dog (9) A popular success (3) Fast (7) Rub out (5)


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Definitive (7) Dog with spotted coat (9) Numeral (5) Inasmuch as (6) Word-for-word (7) Cry of sheep (3) Adversary (5) Very small Mexican dog (9) Open to the elements (7) Give a right to (7) Extreme poverty (6) Sequence (5) Avoid committing oneself (5) Outdo (3)





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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ARIES [Mar 21-Apr 20]

TAURUS [Apr 21-May 21]

GEMINI [May 22-Jun 21]

Be very clear in the way you explain things to others early in the week. Otherwise you are likely to get your wires crossed and your meaning will be scrambled. Mercury goes direct so communication should start to improve from Thursday onwards.

Avoid being a gullible bull early in the week, when Mercury is still retrograde and someone may try to pull the wool over your eyes. Stay alert. And aim to channel the mid-week Sun/Neptune energy into creative or humanitarian pursuits.

Thank goodness Mercury finally goes direct on Wednesday. So communication, business, education and travel should all start to improve as the week progresses. If you take the time to communicate clearly, you’ll reap the rewards.

CANCER [Jun 22-Jul 23]

LEO [Jul 24-Aug 23]

VIRGO [Aug 24-Sep 23]

Crabs can be a selfish lot, as you become self-absorbed with your feelings, moods, dreams and daily dramas. But, with the Sun and Neptune highlighting your humanitarian side, it’s a wonderful week to re-connect with others.

It’s a good week to set gigantic goals and dream big dreams for the future – and don’t make them too practical! It’s time for cautious cats and languid lions to go for gold as the Sun shines in your career zone giving you a shot of creative confidence.

Active Virgos to the rescue! The mid-week Sun/Neptune trine highlights your helpful nature and your strong desire to be of service to others. But, before you jump in, just make sure other people require your assistance.

LIBRA [Sep 24-Oct 23]

SCORPIO [Oct 24-Nov 22]

SAGITTARIUS [Nov 23-Dec 21]

Retrograde Mercury confuses love and communication early in the week, so be careful you’re not viewing people through rose-coloured glasses. Attached Librans – when it comes to a goal, make sure you and your sweet-heart are on the same page.

A close friend or family member is looking to you for sensitive emotional support, inspirational ideas or personal encouragement. Not criticism or sarcastic comments. So slip on your compassionate hat and adjust your approach accordingly.

This week’s Saturn aspects could exacerbate an existing problem in a relationship. Try not to take things too personally. The more defensive you are, the more difficult the week will be. A creative project takes off from Thursday onwards.

CAPRICORN [Dec 22-Jan 20]

AQUARIUS [Jan 21-Feb 19]

PISCES [Feb 20-Mar 20]

Your perfectionist side is likely to go into overdrive, as Saturn amps up your obsession with perfection. But the more you slip into Capricorn control-freak mode, the more problems you’ll encounter with others.

The Sun is moving through earthy Taurus, which helps to stabilise your electric Aquarian energy. So it’s a wonderful week to take innovative ideas and turn them into practical projects, especially involving home, family and/or finances.

This week Neptune encourages you to get involved in charitable work. Creative inspiration and intuitive insights are also highlighted, but don’t get so carried away that you delude yourself and head into the realm of pure fantasy. Keep it real Pisces.

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


Master Po Ping is this animal A large bird of prey A small, shelled creature of the sea Disney movie, Lady and the – Poisoned fruit given to Snow White A short name for a great ape Children’s book, Guess How Much – – You Animated short film, The – Trousers




SCATTERWORD: EXCHANGED, exchange, changed, change, deenah, hanged, cadge, caged, ached, caned, dance, hexad, ecad, cage, ache, each, acne, cane, aged, hade, head, dean, axed, hand, ghan, hang.

JUNIOR X-WORD: Panda, Eagle, Prawn, Tramp, Apple, Chimp, I Love, Wrong (PEPPA PIG)

CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Coded 4 Soluble 8 All 9 Great Dane 10 Spartan 11 Rocky 13 Chives 15 Alpine 18 Own up 19 Exhaust 21 Dachshund 23 Hit 24 Rapidly 25 Erase Down: 1 Classic 2 Dalmatian 3 Digit 4 Seeing 5 Literal 6 Baa 7 Enemy 12 Chihuahua 14 Exposed 16 Entitle 17 Penury 18 Order 20 Hedge 22 Cap


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THE ETHICS OF GIVING TO CHARITY Richard O’Leary confronts the ethical dilemma of choosing which charity is most deserving of his money.


hey say charity begins at home, which sounds like a bit of a cop out to me. Helping others less fortunate is a very human thing to do – but if you are like me you know you should be doing more, but who to give to? My choice of charity is hodge-podge at best. I do have a general rule – I always give to the Salvos, thinking at various stages of my life that I may well need some of the services they offer. But besides that, any act of charity on my part is pretty random, and it’s difficult to say what good, if any, I’ve ever been able to accomplish. So I was interested to read a more scientific approach to donations. Australian philosopher Peter Singer (yes, the same bloke who turned me off fish) has a theory that you can actually

quantify what provides the best bang for your buck when you give to charity. Surely you can’t be objective I hear you say. Well he thinks you can (I know I really should stop reading his books, he’s really starting to mess with my mind). The example he provides is a person who has $100,000 to donate – now I can’t really imagine ever being in that position, but stay with me – and that individual is given two options. Donate the money towards a new wing in an art gallery, or give the cash to an organisation which reduces the incidence of trachoma. Now dig deeper into this thought experiment. Your 100 grand pays for 1/500th of the addition to the art gallery which is expected to attract 50 million visitors over the next 50 years. In other words, your money has directly enhanced the experience of 100,000 people.

On the other hand, your $100,000 could prevent 1000 people from losing their sight. Now I suspect I love art galleries as much, or even more than most – but when it’s put that way, my $100,000 isn’t going to the building extensions. But this argument does have one flaw. If you extrapolate this to the nth degree, then in the end there can only really be one charity worth giving to. Although the moral distance between the final two choices will have shrunk to the diameter of a dust mote, there will still be a distinction. So one charity gets everything and every other benevolent organisation gets nothing. I’d be interested to hear what you think – why not email me on I’m going back to read Singer’s essay on fish to see if I can disentangle myself from that ethical net.


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