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CONTENTS PUBLISHERS Anar Higgins Darryl Olson Michael Kramer Noel Olson EDITOR Candice Holznagel DEPUTY EDITOR Leigh Robshaw JOURNALIST Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane PRODUCTION MANAGER/ GRAPHIC DESIGNER Kath Hawkins GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Ali Smith Meg Woulfe Morgan Earney ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Dave Hawkins SALES EXECUTIVES Bethan Eaton Danielle Bussa Ian Brittain Nikki Carter GENERAL & SALES ENQUIRIES (07) 5444 0152 DISTRIBUTION ENQUIRIES 1300 367 352, PO Box 6362, Maroochydore BC, Qld 4558. EDITORIAL SALES PRODUCTION For terms and conditions see the classifieds.


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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.

ournalists have the opportunity to meet and speak with some extraordinary human beings. It has always been the favourite part of my job – hearing the stories behind the people. From the inspiring and successful, right through to those in need, this job can leave you in awe, as much as it can pull on your heart strings. What you quickly learn is that everyone has a story – from the most famous of faces to the unassuming. In the case of Turia Pitt, she may now be a household name, but she has never been an ‘ordinary’ woman. The strength of character and resilience she has demonstrated in her six-year journey is incredible. Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane had the pleasure of sitting down with the bushfire survivor when she visited the Coast last month. Her story of survival – both mentally and physically – will stay with you. Also this week, Leigh Robshaw chats with a Coast nurse who is leading a study into the controversial subject of co-sleeping. It is the first research of its type to be undertaken in Queensland in 15 years. And, don’t miss our property section, which starts on page 41. Until next week, take care. Candice Holznagel Editor










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FRIEND OF THE EARTH Currimundi’s Rhondda Alexander is an award-winning landcarer who doesn’t understand the mindset of people who litter. HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED ON THE SUNSHINE COAST?

FIRST JOB? This was so long ago, but it was a secretarial job at a service station in Mount Isa.

We came to the Currimundi in February 2002 to live. We had just retired from the grazing company where I grew up and my husband had worked for all his working life.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING ON? I am currently working on a volunteer position as coordinator of the Green Nomads across Queensland. This is a project of Queensland Water and Land Carers, the peak body for Landcare in Queensland. The concept is to engage people who are travelling throughout Queensland to give some of their travelling time towards helping people who are working in the environment sector such as landcare groups, coastcare groups, catchment groups. Also I am president of a local environment group, Friends of Currimundi Lake, and Coordinator for the Currimundi sub-group of the Sunshine Coast Turtlecare Group. I am, at the moment, finding my way as the new president of the Currimundi Sport and Recreation Association.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST? Currimundi is the best suburb. It is friendly, pretty, and if you want to, there is plenty to do. You can’t beat Currimundi Beach and Currimundi Lake either.

WHERE DO YOU TAKE VISITORS WHEN THEY COME TO THE COAST? After they have seen the lake and the beach, we head for the hinterland, which is so glorious with its scenery, food and quiet places.



My husband, three grown children and eight very interesting grandchildren. There are seven boys with very different characters and one lovely girl.

The mindset of people and the amount of litter that is left behind when they go to our parks or beaches or when they are travelling.

BEST DAY IN YOUR LIFE? Not sure as I have had some great days, such as the launching of my book, A Field Guide to Plants of the Channel Country, being Chair of Queensland Water and Land Carers, and in January being awarded the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award for the Environment.


FIRST CAR? I have never owned a car, nor did my parents.

FAVOURITE BOOK? I don’t have a favourite book, as I am addicted to all books. I will read anything, and as one would expect my house is overrun with books covering anything from history, geography, maps, sewing, gardening, saving our planet, politics, mystery and crime novels, in other words name a topic and it will most likely be there somewhere.

WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW? One Fourteenth of an Elephant by Ian Denys Peek, which is about the building of the Burma-Thailand Railway.

FAVOURITE SONG? Chariots of Fire.

WHAT ACHIEVEMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? My three wonderful children.

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CAN YOU NOMINATE A DAY IN YOUR LIFE THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A TURNING POINT? A turning point in my life was when my younger son’s friend died in my arms from a motorbike accident. There was only myself and the two boys at the homestead. It took me a very long time to work through this happening, as no one knew what to do for me, so I came out the other side a far stronger person. I also learnt that a hug can do wonders.

IF YOU COULD TELL YOUR 18-YEAR-OLD SELF ANYTHING WHAT WOULD IT BE? At 18 there was not much I could have changed as my parents were quite poor. But for young people today at 18, if you are not sure what you want, take a gap year then come back and do what you most enjoy doing through an education that will allow you to that.

TEA OR COFFEE? Black tea.

NRL OR AFL? NRL – a toss-up between the Broncos and the Cowboys.

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The local heroes of Marcoola SLSC deserve their medals THE hard working team at Marcoola Surf Club on beautiful Marcoola Beach don’t need medals for their vigilant service, but they do deserve them. Club President Dave McLean was recently honoured with an Emergency Service Medal for his many contributions to surf lifesaving, safety and the community. Dave has been an active member for over 39 years and Patrol Captain for 35 of those. Dave also implemented the first 24 hour Emergency Response Group (ERG) by clubs and now supervises the service for Queensland, which provides vital support for communities including during the recent cyclone. His leadership of the club is outstanding and just one example of the many ways that Marcoola Surf Club supports our local area. The club is grateful to all the volunteers, members, nippers and staff who help make our beach a safe and fun place to be – and for visiting and supporting our club, knowing that every dollar goes back into surf lifesaving. Sekisui House is a proud partner of Marcoola Surf Club and the important community service they provide. To keep up with the club news or to find out how you can be involved, head to

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TURIA PITT’S PLEA: “DITCH THE EXCUSES” Turia Pitt spoke from the heart to a 300-strong audience when she visited the Coast in April to promote her new book. Her message of courage, determination and zero tolerance for excuses is one that resonates deeply with people around the world. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.



Turia Pitt crosses the finish line at the 2016 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii

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he is like one of those Marvel superheroes, she is near death and she is dunked into a radioactive vat and then comes out with superhero powers.” This is how Michael Pitt describes his daughter in her book, Unmasked, and it is one of the most accurate descriptions of the transformation she has undergone. Despite living a life of adventure before the terrifying ordeal – what she calls “the fire”, in 2011 – what she has accomplished since is nothing short of extraordinary. She may look fragile, but this woman is anything but. Pitt was just 24 and competing in an ultramarathon through Western Australia’s Kimberley region, with her eyes down and earphones in, when she was caught in a fast-moving bushfire about 19 kilometres into the race. Despite trying her best to escape the flames by climbing up a rocky hill in the hope of seeking refuge in a crevasse, the fire engulfed her and left Pitt with burns to 65 per cent of her body. Her extensive injuries led to having four fingers from her left hand and her right thumb amputated and while the fire left her with permanent scars, six years later, Pitt appeared to have not a care in the world as she strolled towards me into the reception at the Novotel Twin Waters in a long-sleeved white dress. She is quick to wrap my hand in both of hers and offer a welcoming smile. It is disarming, and even more so when you catch her stunning emerald green eyes, which sparkle with a hint of mischief. In the six years since Pitt made headlines for having barely survived her ordeal in the desert, she has competed in two Ironmans, founded the School of Champions, walked the Kokoda Trail, trekked part of the Great Wall of China and the Inca Trail, made countless public appearances as a sought-after guest speaker and raised more than a million dollars for her favourite charity, Interplast. After her team of surgeons told her she would never run again, Pitt quickly adopted the mindset that everything was “figureoutable” and set about to prove them wrong. “They said I would have to adjust my expectations of life, that I might be able to drive one day and I may even get a job, but through all of this on the inside I was

screaming. It was like because I had this accident that everyone’s expectations of me just plummeted,” she says. “It was the biggest red flag to the bull ever and it made me determined to prove them all wrong. I didn’t want to do an Ironman before the fire, I thought they were really stupid, but straight away I thought, ‘I’m going to show you, I’m going to do an Ironman one day’ I had no idea what an Ironman was, I just thought it was the epitome of endurance events and having that goal in the back of my mind is what got me out of bed every day, it’s what got me working hard on my recovery.” Pitt completed the four-kilometre swim, 180-kilometre bike ride and 42-kilometre run in Port Macquarie in May last year and went on to compete on invitation at the prestigious 2016 Ironman World Championship at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. “I had so many barriers to doing an Ironman, with less fingers, I couldn’t ride a bike easily and had to get a custom-made bike and braking wasn’t easy for me, so I had to go slower when going downhill and all of these things, they are legit excuses, but they are still excuses, we can all come up with a million different reasons why we can’t do something, because you are too old, too fat, too slow, too young or whatever but in the end, it’s only ourselves and the choices we make,” she says. “Hawaii was the next level of toughness, for me anyway. Burnt skin doesn’t sweat or allow you to regulate your temperature and I overheated really quickly. I had a heat management plan, wore a heart rate monitor and if my heart rate spiked dramatically I knew I had to slow down and back off the pace, and at each aid station, I had to stop and throw water on myself to cool me down. “Throughout that whole day, I just wanted to quit, I did not enjoy that day at all, but I was really proud to cross the finish line because I kept fighting with myself to keep going. I think everything is figureoutable. It’s like I could’ve thought, ‘I can’t do Kona because it’s too hot, and I will explode and die’, but when you try and think about it and come up with a bit of a plan or strategies you can use, it becomes easier.” Pitt has been sharing some of her tips and strategies through School of Champions, her seven-week online course to help people connect with their motivation and “ditch their excuses”. She is also gearing up to take 30 people on her latest fundraising adventure for Interplast at the end of the month – a challenging trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp. Pitt has met with some high profile celebrities, including Kate Middleton, who

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COVER STORY said Pitt has a “tremendous fighting spirit” and Angelina Jolie, who said “the world needs more women like you”. But these brushes with fame weren’t awe-inspiring for Pitt. “It was nice stuff to hear, I guess,” she says flippantly. Instead, Pitt was the most star-struck by Australian Paralympian Kurt Fearnley. “I sat next to him at a fundraising event and I kept talking to him and he must’ve thought, oh, this chick’s weird as, but he’s so cool,” she says. While there have been many highs in the past few years and Pitt says she is “beyond happy” with the new life she and fiance Michael Hoskin have built for themselves, she

“I think when Michael and I moved back home was the hardest point in my recovery…” Turia Pitt with her fiance, Michael Hoskin before the fire

does not shy away from sharing some of her darkest and most challenging moments. “Honestly, I think when Michael and I moved back home was the hardest point in my recovery. I was working as a mining engineer in WA and Michael was also working on the mines and after my accident, Michael became my full-time carer and for two years,

we lived with his parents and I didn’t have an income, Michael didn’t have an income, we were on Centrelink,” she says. “In the hospital we were surrounded by all of these medical experts and I had a program every day to do my physio and do this and do that. Suddenly we were at home and it was just Michael and I, and I guess that is when the reality of what had happened really hit me, everyone else around me was living their lives, and I was just stuck.” Pitt says they initially struggled to find their feet and a way forward in life, and depression kicked in. “I was only 25 and thought ‘Christ, I have another 60 years of a really crap life and if all I can do is watch TV all of my life, it’s going to be really sh**’. I was doing all of these calculations and I told my dad I was going to kill myself,” she says. “Dad said, ‘Give yourself five years and do everything in your power to rehabilitate yourself and if you still aren’t happy at the end of five years, you can kill yourself’. I thought, OK, I have a deadline, I’ve got something to work towards, and because I am a pragmatic person, that sat well with me.” That five years was up last year and Pitt says she is incredibly happy she took her dad’s advice. Speaking at a full house of 300 people at the Maroochy RSL as a guest of the Sunshine Coast Libraries to promote Unmasked, Pitt said she credits her father’s strong discipline for instilling the determination and drive that saw her claw back her life after the fire. “Growing up, my dad had two rules. Number one was no whinging and number two was no bloody whinging,” she says. “My brother and I missed the bus one day, so we did the same thing any kids would do, we wagged school. When my dad found out, he got a shovel and dug a trench and my brother and I had to run 10 minutes to the beach, grab a handful of sand and bring it back to put in the trench and we couldn’t stop until the trench was full. It was tough discipline and even though I didn’t like it at the time, I really value it now.” Her father, mother Celestine Vaite, fiance Hoskin and his parents are given a voice in

Unmasked, which was co-written by Bryce Corbett, and Pitt says reading their words was emotionally draining. “I found it really affected me because it’s so painful for us to see people that we love in pain and you would do anything in the world to switch places with them. I get really upset reading these chapters and I also really value them,” she says. “I feel a responsibility to live the best life that I can because I don’t want anyone that helped me to think that I am ungrateful for what they’ve done for me. There was so much other sh** to do when I was in recovery that we couldn’t sit around and talk about how we were feeling. I got to see what Michael expected our future to be like and what his worst fears were. It was hard to read.” There is no doubt how much love Hoskin has for Pitt, and her for him, it is ingrained in their body language when they are together. Hoskin has been a steady presence throughout the ordeal and proposed to Pitt in 2015. She says while they have future plans to start a family, they are “just enjoying being with each other, as soppy as that sounds.” Once Pitt’s Everest challenge is complete, she is looking forward to taking some time out to relax in her home town Ulladulla. After pushing her body to the limits both physically and mentally for the past five years, she’s looking forward to the next chapter of her life.

FAST facts • An estimated 143 million people each year go without surgical attention they urgently need, according to the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. • More than 99 million of those cases are in Asia and Oceania, where Interplast works. • It costs around $1000 to provide life-changing surgery for a patient in the Asia Pacific region. • $500 could provide hand rehabilitation services for two to three patients after they’ve received hand surgery. Source: Interplast


Turia Pitt has endured over 200 surgeries

Turia Pitt is the ambassador for Interplast, which provides reconstructive surgery to people in developing countries from children with cleft lip, cleft palate, to scarring from burns, hand injuries and tumours. Interplast is a charity Pitt has been passionate about as her surgeon volunteers for them every year, spending two weeks in places like Nepal, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea operating for 14 hours a day, for two weeks at a time. “I’ve had around 200 surgeries and these days, I don’t have to have any more operations, no one’s forcing me to and I’d be fine to walk around as I am for the rest of my life, but I actually look forward to my operations because each time I have one, I function better,” she says. “My latest operation on my nose helps me to breathe better. It also makes you realise how bloody lucky are we that if we need or want an operation, we can just go and get it, but if you live in a place like Bangladesh or Nepal, if you’re lucky you might get one operation, so I’m always really thankful to the medical team and my surgeons because they have rebuilt me, and I think that’s pretty cool.” Pitt says she tried fundraising galas and hosting events, but that didn’t do it for her. “I like the fundraising adventures. That stuff fills my bucket and I like getting to know the other participants, there’s 30 so it’s a really intimate group,” she says. “It costs around $300,000 for one program, so with each fundraising adventure, we fund one trip for the team of anaesthetists, doctors, nurses and physiotherapists.” To donate to Interplast, visit

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SUNSHINE COAST LIBRARIES’ MIA FREEDMAN EVENT Media queen Mia Freedman entertained and inspired Sunshine Coast women at the Maroochydore Library last week. The author visited the region to promote her new book, Work Strife Balance.

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POPUP BOOKSHOP RETURNS TO BUDERIM Following on from the success of the first Popup Bookshop held in November last year, local resident and self-published author Larry Garner is hosting another event at the Buderim Tavern on May 7. Garner will be joined by Caloundra author Shelagh Brennand to host around 20 self-published authors, who will be showcasing and selling their books and services to the public, with a good mix of genres on offer. The free event runs from 10am to 2pm. For more information, contact Garner on 0431 772 229.

DIG DEEP FOR ISLAND CHARITY SWIM Swimmers as young as 10 years old are gearing up to take on the annual Island Charity Swim on May 13. This year, a team called Diggin’ Deep for Dooey will be fundraising for their mate Daley ‘Dooey’ Cuthel, a 12-year-old boy who lives with dispraxia and ASD. The event is the major fundraiser for the Nambour and Currimundi Special Schools, and the funds raised make a huge difference to the lives of exceptional young people like Daley. To donate, visit and search for Diggin Deep for Dooey. For more information on the Island Charity Swim, visit

VOLUNTEERS HONOURED Volunteers around the Coast will be recognised for their tireless work during National Volunteers Week from May 8 to 14. For one Maroochydore resident Ashu, volunteering provided a pathway from unemployment into the paid workforce. Ashu applied for more than 100 jobs before answering an ad on Gumtree for a volunteer administrative assistant position with 121 Care, a disability support services organisation based at Cotton Tree. She was soon employed two days a week in a casual capacity before moving into permanent part-time work as a bookkeeper and payroll officer.

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OVERSEAS STUDENTS TO MAKE UP MED SCHOOL SHORTFALL The future of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital medical school seemed to take a step forward, with Assistant Health Minister David Gillespie and Federal Members Andrew Wallace and Ted O’Brien announcing the Federal Government would collaboratively support 50 students to facilitate the establishment of a full medical school on the Coast. However, Griffith University has confirmed no additional Commonwealth supported places have been offered and it will need to recruit full fee paying international students to ensure the additional 15 required places are funded. While there are many questions still unanswered, Mayor Mark Jamieson thanked the 1300 people who made a submission to the Federal Government as part of the council’s $46,500 #OperationMedSchool campaign.

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER WINS TOP PRIZE Underwater photographer and Coast resident Liz Harlin has been named the 2017 Queensland AIPP Professional Documentary Photographer of the Year. This is the third year in a row she has won a major award for her marine wildlife photography. Harlin’s 2017 wildlife portfolio of four prints earned her a gold, a silver with distinction, and two silvers. These high scores got her through as a category finalist, and from there she was chosen as the overall category winner for documentary photography. Harlin’s work has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, The Smithsonian Institution, and on postage stamps.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS COME TO COAST The Special Olympics Queensland 2017 State Games are underway, with a successful first weekend being held at different venues across the Coast on April 29 to May 1 and more competitors preparing for the next round of sports from May 5 to 7. The event is held every couple of years and allows more than 500 athletes from clubs throughout the state to compete in a variety of sports, from swimming and athletics to basketball and ten pin bowling. This year’s games expanded from 11 to 14 sports and for the first time, included cricket, sailing and table tennis.

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NEW STUDY AIMS TO REDUCE QLD’S INFANT DEATH RATE Co-sleeping, clip-on bassinets, baby hammocks – what’s safe for babies and what’s not? Paediatric nurse and University of the Sunshine Coast PhD candidate Roni Cole is conducting a state-wide infant care survey to find out – the first research of its kind in 15 years. Words: Leigh Robshaw.


o-sleeping is a controversial subject and with good reason – every new parent wants to ensure their baby is completely safe while sleeping, but how best to achieve that provokes much debate. To shine a new light on the subject, University of the Sunshine Coast PhD candidate Roni Cole is studying a range of infant care choices, including co-sleeping, and it’s the first research of its kind in Queensland for 15 years. In October 2016 Cole, a paediatric nurse from Nambour, received a Wishlist-funded Research Higher Degree grant worth $65,700 to research infant care and sleeping practices in Queensland and in July, she will begin sending out state-wide surveys to Queensland parents with babies born in April. Called the I-CARE Qld (Infant Care Awareness and Routines Evaluation among Queensland), it will ask families questions about how they choose to care for and sleep their babies. Born and raised in Toowoomba, Cole studied a Bachelor of Nursing in Bundaberg before moving to the Coast seven years ago, and she has a particular interest in the health of Queensland babies. “I wanted to study this topic for the fact that Queensland has one of the highest rates of unexplained infant death of all states and territories,” Cole says. “Around 115 babies under the age of 12 months die suddenly and unexpectedly each year in Australia, which is about two babies a week.” As a paediatric nurse, Cole has the sad task of working with families who have lost babies to SUDI (sudden unexpected death in infancy) and makes an effort to attend the babies’ funerals, if asked by the families. “That’s tough, seeing the family say goodbye to their baby. I’ve looked after a few parents of babies who have passed away,” she says. “It’s quite devastating for a family to go through the loss of their infant. It brings up questions – why did my baby die? What could I have done differently? It’s not a fun part of my job. Any child that passes away affects you deeply and doing this research is my way of helping, trying to explore the circumstances around how babies can grow, thrive and survive. “Red Nose – formerly known as SIDS and Kids – have six key recommendations for safe sleeping,” Cole says. “I’m looking at those recommendations to see how consistent our infant care givers are when adopting those practices. One recommendation is to sleep babies on their backs. Are our families doing that or do we have a higher rate of tummy sleeping in Queensland?”

can be risky, for example if either parent is smoking, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if the baby is sleeping underneath heavy doonas or beside soft pillows. “With the research I’m doing, no one has explored infant care practices for the past 15 years in Queensland and in Australia, there is very limited research exploring the way infants are cared for in an environment where we know they live, grow and thrive. “I’m hoping to inform future government recommendations so they can be adopted and accepted by families. We can say, don’t do this, but that’s really hard for families sometimes. Sometimes in the middle of the night, mums are just exhausted and [sleeping with their baby] is the only way of coping. “I’m hoping to find out ways we can make the recommendations for minimising risk easier for people to actually adopt and put into place in their everyday lives.” One of the key safe sleeping recommendations is to sleep babies in a safe cot in the parents room – a safe cot being one that meets the Australian Standard. Co-sleeping bassinets or cots, which fit to the side of the bed, or other devices like baby hammocks are becoming more popular, but are they safe? “There is no Australian Standard for those clip-on cots yet,” Cole says. “We need to look at the popular practices families are adopting, contemporary practices that haven’t been explored. Do we need some Australian Standards and guidelines around these different sleeping products? We don’t know what the prevalence of these environments are because no one has ever researched them before. The government doesn’t have the research to know if this is an area they need to put more resources into in order to develop Australian Standards.”

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he Sunshine Coast is gearing up to host the annual National Outrigger Marathon Titles with more than 1200 people descending on the region on May 21 to 22 for the event. First held in Mooloolaba during 2009, the event 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. It 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. AOCRA president, and Coast resident, Mark Forbes says this year, the marathon titles will follow the Aussie Aito, an exciting one-day event for long distance ocean paddling in a single rudderless outrigger canoe, otherwise known as a V1. “This is the equivalent of an international surfing carnival, because most countries have Aito and we tie them all together and support one another. Like last year, teams from New Caledonia came over for Aito and stayed on for the marathon and we expect to see some more international teams enter this year,” Forbes says.

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Get in the Game and Get Playing grants from the State Government have secured 140 GPS trackers for this year’s event, meaning the thousands of spectators on the beach will be able to feel more a part of the race than ever before. “With marathons, once you start to get going, the canoes disappear out to sea or down the coast and people on the beach have to wait until they return, but with these GPS trackers attached to each canoe, they can see on the screen where the teams are placing and it really takes it to the next level,” Forbes says. “We are witnessing the growth of our sport and the growth of participation is very satisfying. I expect that to continue and the



popularity of this event highlights that.” With the Sunshine Coast Airport close by and the region being centrally located when you consider competitors are venturing from Tasmania right up to Townsville, Forbes says Mooloolaba is the best place for the titles. “We approached the Sunshine Coast Council three years ago with the objective of turning this region into the best outrigging destination in Australia, and even the world, and they backed it straight up,” he says. The successes haven’t stopped there. The inaugural World Distance Championships will be held in Tahiti in June, signaling the start of a new era for the sport. As a testament to its strength and



capability, AOCRA has already managed to secure the second ever WDC for Mooloolaba in 2019. Competitors from 35 countries will come to the Coast for this prestigious event. The region’s four outrigging clubs are fast becoming national and international powerhouses. Forbes says Mooloolaba is the biggest club in Australia, with Noosa coming a close second. When combined with Caloundra and Panamuna, which is based in Minyama, the Sunshine Coast will field around 15 crews at the National Outrigger Marathon Titles later this month. “Our calendar is pretty full for paddling throughout the year, and the marathon titles are certainly the pinnacle of our six-man racing schedule,” Forbes says.








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GET FIT FOR FREE WITH TAFE STUDENTS TAFE Queensland East Coast fitness students are set to deliver the council’s free Healthy Sunshine Coast boxing fitness classes. The students are keen to share their knowledge and passion for a Healthy Sunshine Coast on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the TAFE’s Mooloolaba campus. TAFE teacher Paul Barr says living a healthy lifestyle is important for everyone. “Our students are capable, confident and caring and the Healthy Sunshine Coast program will provide them with the ultimate hands-on training experience as we assess them in real world situations.” For full details on all of the council’s health and fitness classes, visit and search Healthy Sunshine Coast. All classes are low cost, or free.

AFTER EASTER GREAT TIME TO LOSE WEIGHT After Easter is the perfect time to start a weight loss program because the motivation to shed unwanted kilos is “at its peak”. Professor Manny Noakes, Research Director for Nutrition and Health at the CSIRO, says seizing on the guilt felt after periods of indulgence, like Easter, is often a great source of inspiration. “If you are going to start a weight loss program make sure your motivation is at its peak, and I think after Easter would be a good opportunity when that motivation might be at its peak,” Noakes says. -AAP

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espite public health campaigns spreading the anti-sugar message, soft drink is still a favoured drink. Most of us know that drinking it pumps our body full of sugar and artificial additives. Yet once you’ve taken that sip of sweetness, do you know what soda is really doing to your body? Reproductive side effects Soft drink bottles and cans are made from cheap materials that leach toxins into your bloodstream. These toxins hitch a ride through your blood vessels and are thus able to infiltrate major organs, the brain, and body tissues. This can impact the health of your reproductive system. Tooth troubles The acid within soda literally dissolves tooth enamel. The pH of our mouth is designed to protect the coating around our teeth, and is sensitive to prolonged, artificial changes in acidity. Toxic water sources Most soft drink companies use regular old tap water to produce their product. This

water may contain added fluoride, chlorine and traces of toxic heavy metals, such as lead. Metabolic mayhem & tissue issues Just about every ingredient has the potential to disrupt metabolic activity in your body: Higher risk of obesity – Research has shown that each extra daily can of soda increases your risk of obesity by 1.6 times. Kidney chaos – Many soft drinks are high in phosphoric acid, which has been associated with renal issues and kidney stones. Brittle bones – The phosphoric acid in soda breaks down bone, leading to an increased urinary output of calcium. Over time, this can lead to a weakening of bones and even osteoporosis. Compromised heart health Soft drink can increase your risk of heart disease through several disrupted metabolic pathways. A high sugar intake makes the liver produce more triglycerides, which increases risk of heart attack.

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THE ICONIC BUILDING THAT SHAPED HOSPITALITY HISTORY Alexandra Headland once had its own aristocratic connection. The Boolarong, the landmark motel and restaurant at the corner of Alexandra Parade and Mary Street, was known by all during the latter half of the 20th century, writes Dot Whittington.

Above: Betsan Coats in 1959. The Boolarong Park Inn in the 1960s, and as many local residents will remember it


t was the first exotic and sophisticated entertainment venue on the Sunshine Coast, and it became the essence of the beachfront, an icon at the intersection of Alexandra Parade and Mary and Juan streets. The Boolarong Park Inn was officially opened on December 7, 1957, by David Low MLA as a drive-through café – the first of its kind in Australia. Owner, and the brains behind the business, was Betsan Coats, an enigmatic Englishwoman who had purchased the site around 1953. She contracted Les Cathcart from Woombye, who had a beach house up the street, to build a single storey motel-restaurant with an attached café fronting the beach. She named it Boolarong, meaning ‘abundance’ or ‘pleasant watering place’. A passionate humanitarian from good British stock, she “planned to use the restaurant to help New Australians, including displaced persons, get their first jobs in this country”. And while the Boolarong is entrenched in local history, little has been said about its creator; a pity, because the life of Betsan Coats reads like a girl’s own adventure book, or the heroine of an Agatha Christie novel. Elizabeth Ann Horlick – yes, the malted drink Horlick family – was born on July 15, 1914 in London, the daughter of Sir Ernest Burford Horlick and Jane Shillaber Martin.

According to a 1959 interview: “her mother is Lady Oppenheimer. Her sister is the Countess of Dartmouth, and her brother, who died early this year, was Sir Peter Horlick”. She was always Betsan, and spent the first years of her life, through World War I, in England. At eight she went to school in Switzerland, and later, for two years, in Paris. She travelled widely throughout Europe studying languages and art and from the 1930s, spent “some months in Palestine, Syria and Egypt where she went down the Nile and visited the tombs of the Kings and the temples of that ancient civilization. She visited Canada, New Zealand and Australia and spent considerable time in the Dutch East Indies, Burma, India and Ceylon.” In October 1933, she married John Balfour Symington Coats, (1906-1979), of Ayrshire, part of the Scottish Coats Cotton empire. They met while working at the London Stock Exchange. In the US, the University of Iowa billed her visit in the 1930s, as one of Britain’s most inspired speakers: “Mrs Betsan Coats, world traveller, observer and brilliant student of comparative religions and philosophy”. The Women’s Weekly in January 14, 1959, told her story under the title Society crusader in a seaside café. “At the age of 11, Betsan Horlick, of the firm which hardly needs any introduction, described herself in her diary as ‘worldriotic’ and not ‘patriotic’. By that she meant that she

rejected the frontiers of geography, race, and creed, and was a citizen – though a very junior citizen – of the world. “Mrs Coats is one of those personalities in English society, their families products of the industrial revolution, to whom the conventional life of wealth and position is not enough. “She is an international humanitarian with enduring warmth in her smile who believes that people are the most important things on this earth. As a Miss Horlick, she grew up with every material advantage; schools on the continent, travel, opportunity to master four languages, French, German, Italian, and some Spanish, presentation at Courts. Mrs Coats first saw Australia in 1935, and next in 1952, when she came out to open a new Horlicks factory at Nowra. “In the four months she was here she lectured to many organisations on one-world, made a study of maternal welfare and immigration, and even picked up the germ of an idea that Australia needed drive-in restaurants like those in America, and that one day she might do something about it. Eighteen months ago, she returned to Australia to build and operate a seaside restaurant at Alexandra Headland, 70 miles north of Brisbane. It’s a delightfully decorated, gay place, which seats 170 people, almost on the beach at Alexandra Headland, and although she has a manager she does much of the work herself.” The Boolarong was the place to be in the swinging ’60s, with a milk bar at the front of the restaurant-motel. Patrons could pull up at the covered entrance and head into the dining area. It had a tropical decor, with bamboo covering the columns, a dance floor and a fireplace. By 1964, the Tropical Walk, had been added, with a shop and office complex and a second storey flat. The Boolarong was so popular that in 1971, two storeys and two penthouses and a pool were added. In August the same year, it was sold at auction. It changed ownership again in 1979 and then in 1997 was bought by Forrester Parker Constructions. The Boolarong was demolished in 1998 to make way for the construction of Grand Palais, a 68 unit resort, spelling the end of not just an iconic building but a tantalising part of local history.

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he first step in developing a suitable investment strategy involves deciding on an appropriate asset allocation. This entails deciding how your investment capital is to be apportioned across different asset classes generally including cash, interest rate securities, shares (domestic and international) and property. Asset allocation is generally accepted as the primary driver of the overall level of risk and return within an investment portfolio, so asset allocation decisions are paramount. By selecting an appropriate asset allocation, an investor should maximise the probability of successful investment outcomes, at a level of risk most suited to their investment objectives. The key to asset allocation is combining individual asset classes in the best proportions to obtain the optimal overall portfolio trade-off between risk and return. The goal is to combine assets with different risk and return profiles. If you diversify across similar investments, which all perform alike during similar economic and market conditions, then the benefits of diversification are reduced.

“The key to asset allocation is combining individual asset classes” cent of their investment capital. Let’s then assume that equity portfolio outperforms all other asset classes by 20 per cent but still remains the most attractive on a risk weight basis. A strategic asset allocation would require the share portfolio to be reduce as the asset class outperformed. Reducing the benefit of the outperformance to the investor. Whereas the dynamic asset allocation may have allowed the equities allocation within the portfolio to increase during the period of outperformance which would retain the full benefit to the investor. It is good practice for an investor to review their asset allocation on a regular basis.


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ashtags are the new black but I think we need a push to make honest hashtags the only way to go. Mia Freedman was on My Weekly Preview’s cover last week and the internet queen spoke at the Maroochydore Library about every topic from the labia to Libya. The only two men in the room looked mortified. But the hashtag conversation Mia Freedman raised is one that stuck with me. The trend is to hashtag #blessed or #grateful next to a picture of some bikini model with the so-called perfect body lying on a beach in the Caribbean. Perhaps this is not actually #blessed but just a case of good genes or cosmetic surgery. We all have that friend who posts selfie after selfie and hashtags something completely annoying such as #beautifulday #weekend #blessed #sunshine. What a load of hogwash! It is actually in most cases just another picture of their pretty little faces. Let’s start being a little more honest with the hashtag. It is OK to be proud of yourself. There is a fine line between egomaniac and proud, but if you are really proud of your body then hashtag #proud #hard work, but don’t try and trick the rest of us into thinking you are actually spreading positivity and appreciation into this world.

There’s someone I follow on Instagram and my heart rate goes up every time I see a picture of his waterfront home or flash car. We know you are rich. We don’t really care. It doesn’t make you a nice person. So stop hashtagging #schoolrun #dashtogetmilk #roadtrip #happytimes #familyman and try an honest hashtag such as #dreamcar. And the same goes for women posting cleavage pics. Own it. Be proud. But do not try to be in a way sneaky by hashtagging #fashion #whatiamwearingtoday #sunnyday. Just get to the point and hashtag #greatboobs #lovelyjubblies. We will love you the more for it. The hashtag is here to stay. It makes communication quicker, easier and wittier in a society obsessed with consuming instant messages and endless images. It also attracts more followers if it is the right hashtag, which in itself can be a problem as we measure our popularity by how many likes and followers we have. By the time we add three different filters to our edited photos that seem to always show the highlights of our life and add hashtags that continue the façade we are all living dream lives, and then throw in a few emojis for good measure, it is no wonder we are all thinking everyone else is somehow managing better than we are at our everyday lives. So over and out until next week. #bye #thanksforreading.

“Perhaps this is not actually #blessed but just a case of good genes…”

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en days after our baby daughter arrived we had the brilliant idea of having a family photo shoot. Let me rephrase that for you. Ten days after our world was turned upside down, when our house looked like a cyclone had been through it and we had aged 10 years overnight, we decided ‘yep, now would be a great time to get someone to document this’. Let me set the scene: On the day, I was madly trying to apply makeup to cover up the fact I hadn’t slept or eaten properly in 10 days. I was running around trying to find a dress and hair bow for the baby – which she hated – that outfit cost a small fortune and she wore it exactly once before the fat rolls took over the lace. I was madly trying to squeeze my exhausted and sore body into clothes to try and cover the fact that a) I had just given birth and b) was aching from head to toe. So I wore a sack. The day was a ridiculously humid. Bub was cranky and doing what babies do best, which isn’t model for a photo shoot. During one of the photos, I remember the photographer looking at me and saying ‘OK now look at your daughter lovingly’ and a horrible thought popped into my head: ‘how do I do that?’ It was at that point I thought stop this train, I want to get off. Don’t get me wrong, the photos came back and the photographer had done an amazing job, but I just don’t want to look at the photos. Because for me

they aren’t real, they don’t represent what that time was like at all. So why do we do this? Why do we feel the need to pose and fake what having a newborn is like? I mean, how many newborns do you know sleep peacefully in a cheesecloth cocoon tucked into a basket full of stuffed toys and flowers? I blame three things. The blasted Anne Geddes and her photos of adorable babies lying in pumpkins from my teenage years, the pressure of social media and, most importantly, I blame myself for feeding into the contrived crap behind it all. The reality is they are lying on you as you try to work out how you can shove that piece of cold toast in your mouth without getting more crumbs on their tiny head. Call me silly, but the reality, in my eyes, is a lot more beautiful, because it’s real and all mothers have been there. I would much rather a photo of my daughter looking grumpy as I try to figure out how the car seat works, or the gummy grin she gives me when she first wakes up in the morning. Those are the memories I will cherish and think back on, rather than the time she was made to look like she was floating on a cloud of cushions. So this Mother’s Day, stop fretting about what you look like and take some candid and natural photos of your kids. I promise when we’re old and grey, we’ll be looking at those memories with a sense of pride and achievement.

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hen former Rolls Royce engineer Norman Robinson and his wife Margaret chose to live in an over 50s community, they weren’t going to compromise on value, craftsmanship and professionalism. For Mr Robinson, who held senior positions with the British engine manufacturer in a career spanning two decades, his eye is naturally drawn to excellence, quality and reliability, leading the couple to buy a home at Halcyon Lakeside. “As a past production manager and company manager, I expected nothing less than perfect when searching for an over 50s community for myself and wife. I knew exactly what to look for and I couldn’t be happier that I have finally found it,” Robinson says. “Halcyon provides the product, not to mention the quality and workmanship of the homes. The company is moving with the times and working alongside their home owners to deliver a unique product of bigger homes and lovely gardens. “Before you even move into your house, you have the chance to meet your neighbours. There is a real sense of community here.” Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann says sales have reflected the quality and craftsmanship of the homes at Halcyon Lakeside, as well as the Sunshine



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arklakes 2 continues to be one of the success stories of the Sunshine Coast property market, with 21 blocks of land selling last month and just 48 lots remaining. Developer Robert Flipp says the strong demand for land at Parklakes 2 was driven by its central, yet peaceful location, abundant community amenity along with large lots to suit buyers lifestyle needs. “The average size of our remaining premium land is 700 metres squared and we still have a number of premium large flat lots up to 1200 metres squared, which features beautiful views of the lake, central park and Mount Coolum. “Buyers have room for a spacious home as well as an outdoor entertaining area or a pool and even a place to park their boat or a shed. There’s not a lot of large lots available within master planned communities on the Sunshine

Coast and we expect demand for the remaining land to remain strong,” he says. Flipp has been developing in Bli Bli since 1996 and says confidence in the community is very strong with the latest property reports recognising Bli Bli as a Sunshine Coast property hotspot. “It is a great area to raise a family or to settle down with the surrounding nature tracks, parks, Catholic School, childcare centres, new Bli Bli shopping precinct with its tavern, sports facilities and much more, plus it’s only 10 minutes to the beach,” he says.

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Ryan Williams is hoping for redemption when he performs for his home crowd. Words: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


he first time Ryan Williams attempted a double front flip on his scooter, he was standing at the top of the iconic 50-foot Nitro Circus Gigantaramp six years ago. The Caloundra resident had been discovered through a YouTube video, named Web Edit 2, which was filmed under the blue shade cloth of the Caloundra Skate Park on Arthur Street. The video attracted 2.5 million views and the attention of extreme sports legend Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Circus crew. “They hit me up, flew me to the show in Albury, Victoria, and said ‘Here’s the waiver, here’s the 50-foot ramp, off you go,” Williams tells My Weekly Preview. “It was crazy, like a dream come true for me to have a chance to get in the show, especially on a scooter. There was one other guy on a scooter, but he was kind of a gimmick, doing games with the crowd and that sort of thing. No one took the scooter seriously until I started doing tricks that they couldn’t do on BMX bikes because they were too heavy.” Despite being a first-timer on the huge ramp and being watched by thousands of people in the audience, Williams landed a world-first double front flip on his scooter on his second attempt and was immediately signed up to be a tour regular. The talented 22-year-old has now secured 30 world firsts on a scooter and shows no signs of slowing down, constantly looking for ways to push the boundaries of what people believe is possible. Although he has paved the way for scooter riders around the world to make a living in the sport that they love, Williams is modest about his role in bringing it to the mainstream. After constantly showing up at the Caloundra skate park and swapping his rollerblades for his mates’ scooters, Williams finally got his own scooter when he was 12.

His mother, Donna Hoey, was an avid BMX competitor and Williams quickly learned he could manoeuvre a scooter in much the same way as a bike and pull off similar tricks. But when he was granted access to the Gigantaramp, a whole new world of possibilities opened up before him. Greater height and more air time meant Williams could pull off feats unlike anything the world had ever seen before. Williams took out the BMX title at the Nitro World Games with the impressive 1080 front flip in Salt Lake City last year and now has his sights firmly set on defending his title as well as winning the scooter division later this year. Williams says he still finds it surreal that he is living his dream. “No way did I ever dream that I would be

where I’m at, no one had done it before me, being a professional scooter rider didn’t exist. I never stop feeling lucky, in fact, I’m the luckiest on tour when it comes to injuries,” he quips. “I never go out thinking that I’m going to hurt myself and believe in myself 100 per cent, but if you do get hurt, you just heal up and do it all again. Rolling away from that trick you’ve tried 200 times and finally having success makes every attempt worth it for me. “It is all about overcoming the fear and overcoming the adversity. What worked best for me was believing in myself, as soon as I started believing in my own ability, it gave me this invisible strength.” Williams encourages young sportspeople to adopt a similar mindset. He has been travelling the world on tour with Nitro Circus and is hoping for “redemption” when he gears up to perform for a home crowd at the Sunshine Coast Stadium on May 6. It has been four years since Williams was last on the line-up to perform on the Coast, but he knocked himself out attempting a triple backflip during practice for the event and ended up in hospital. Although he had recovered by the time the show rolled around, he was unable to perform due to the concussion. “I never rode in my hometown show,” he says. “This weekend will be redemption for me, so I will definitely be bringing something big out.” Williams will join 24 other international athletes in a star-studded line-up including Nitro Circus Live TV show stars Aaron “Crum” Sauvage and Streetbike Tommy. Dubbed the world’s greatest action sports event, Nitro Circus has performed 266 shows and sold more than three million tickets across 26 countries. Nitro Circus will be at the Sunshine Coast Stadium on May 6. Tickets are available at

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David Strassman is returning to the Sunshine Coast with his new iTedE show, an evening of side-splitting comedy and riotous antics from Ted E. Bare and the malicious Chuck Wood. Heralded as the artist who made

The Rumba Resort’s 26Degrees Bar offers a smooth funk, soul and jazz atmosphere every week on Soul Sunday. The Waxgrooves, a rolling lineup of record collectors, DJs and vinyl enthusiasts, aim to provide a true retro experience firmly planted in the groove and funk spectrum of the genres. In any given set, it could be soul, jazz, reggae, hip hop or afrobeat and it’s not all classic records, with many new releases finding their way into the rotation and plenty of unusual records. The Waxgrooves team includes Mark Grounds, Dean Ernst, Baz ‘Dy Rootsy’ Rilley, ex Resin Dogs’ Geoff Boardman and guest DJ’s as invited.

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ventriloquism hip again, Strassman’s characters are a renegade band of puppets you wouldn’t want to meet on a dark night. As only Strassman knows how, these characters really come to life – Ted is cuter than ever and Chuck is just as evil. The spaced out Kevin the Alien lets us know who is really in charge and Sid the Beaver cracks a heap of depraved jokes. Children aged 12 to 15 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. iTedE will be at the Lake Kawana Community Centre on May 9 at 7pm. Tickets are available at



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Laugh out loud Buckle up Sunshine Coast, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road to deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival. Don’t miss the all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international entertainers including MC Dave Callan, Carl Donnelly from the UK, Daniel Fernandez from India, Sharul Channa from Singapore and token Aussie Andy Saunders. Featuring everything from stand-up to song, each individual presents the best of the festival in one hilarious show. See the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow at The Events Centre, Caloundra on May 9 at 8pm. Tickets are $44. The event is strictly 18+. Visit for tickets.


If you’ve loved council’s Healthy Sunshine Coast mums and bubs classes then don’t miss the new addition to the program – mums and bubs yoga in the park at Coolum Beach. Held at 9.30am on Thursday mornings at Tickle Park overlooking the ocean, Mel Cattanach from Earthborn Temple leads a 15-minute interactive mums and bubs yoga play session followed by an hour-long guided yoga flow for mums. “These yoga classes will be a great opportunity for mums to enjoy some of the amazing benefits of yoga while connecting

and socialising with other local mums,” Cattanach says. Coolum mums and bubs yoga is one of three new low-cost fitness classes especially for mums added to the Healthy Sunshine Coast program. The program aims to cater for all fitness levels and allows mums to bring their children aged five and under along while they exercise in a welcoming and child-friendly environment. For more information, visit

Nambour has a flourishing retro and vintage scene with many curio and collectable stores, op shops and retro fashion and they have all come together in one path of retail discovery. Nambour’s Vintage & Retro Trail has been a hit with those seeking a unique treasure and includes cafes, quirky bars and a craft brewery to keep you hydrated along the way. The trail is a Nambour Activation Plan project being managed by Nambour Alliance and supported by the Sunshine Coast Council, business and community groups. Nambour Alliance president Tony Vella says, “We want to share what Nambour has to offer to our local community and visitors to our region. We have street art, great parks and creek walks and of course our historic sugar cane history and heritage listed tram tracks. We want to invite everyone to enjoy all that Nambour has to offer.” To download the Nambour Vintage & Retro Trail, visit

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Camembert stuffed chicken breast wrapped with prosciutto, green pea risotto cake, asparagus and plum sauce Lamb shank with crumbed potato croqueete served with a carrot and celery brunoise stuffed tomato, and finished with a lamb sauce


Citrus tart with berry compote and cream Chocolate terrine with raspberry drizzle

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AGENT PROFILE I’m coming up to my 10th year now. I used to work long hours in an office job and had very little job satisfaction. Real estate was an opportunity to get outdoors, meet people and have a positive effect on people’s lives. What was the first property you sold? It was a house in North Rocks NSW that my boss listed. When I opened the door to show the buyer through, the alarm went off and I didn’t have the owner’s phone number to get the code. I really had no idea what I was doing at the time.


E/MAX Property Sales was recently recognised in the Rate My Agent consumer-driven awards with accolades for Nambour Agency of the Year and Richard Krausz was recognised as Nambour Agent of the Year. This is the second time Krausz, a former Sydney agent who appeared on Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia – Extreme, has received the award. My Property Preview catches up with Krausz to find out more about him. What was your very first job? Pizza Haven in Roseville, NSW. What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? The hinterland – a day exploring Maleny, Montville and Mapleton is up there. Describe your perfect day? A morning training session at Sunshine Coast Karate sets my mind for a big day ahead. A non-working day would be out somewhere with my family, possibly kayaking the beautiful Coast waterways.

What do you love most about your job? The best part of the job is helping people. Real estate transactions are often complex and I really enjoy guiding both buyers and sellers on the sometimes thorny path to settlement while building lovely friendships. What is the most difficult thing about your job? Real estate can take a toll on family time as trying to get a good work-life balance is quite challenging. There is no clocking in and out. Family dinners, birthday parties and days off are almost always shared with phone calls, messages and emails. What’s best – auction or private treaty? Having worked in Sydney’s northern districts for the first five years of my career, I would recommend auction over 90 per cent of the time. On the Sunshine Coast I think

How have you seen the property market change in the past 12 months? Nambour has been undergoing a renaissance of sorts in the past 12 months and the benefits are really attracting attention with new cinemas, boutique coffee shops, wine bars and a general surge of confidence by business owners and investors in the town. Demand for housing from both renters and purchasers in and around the Nambour area is continuing to outstrip supply. The new residential estates have been well received by both investors and owner-occupiers, and Nambour’s affordability in comparison to our coastal neighbours is luring many young couples and families to the area. Generally, the homes are on bigger blocks also, enhancing value and appeal. 2017 is proving to be a big year and the market is quite buoyant right now. Your tip for buyers? Having a good understanding of the broader market, as well as your target area, can help you to make a more informed purchasing decision and avoid buyer’s remorse down the track. These days there is so much information on the web to educate you and enable you to be more informed about current market conditions, suburb trends and recent sales in your local area. Your tip for sellers? First appearances count for a lot in real estate, so it’s important a house looks as appealing as possible when trying to sell. Giving your home a facelift doesn’t have to be expensive. In most instances a simple repainting, pruning or minor landscaping is all that is required, but be prepared to spend extra money if replacements are required for gutters and roofing. A little effort goes a long way.

As the debate around allowing access to superannuation for people wanting to boost their home buying potential continues, the ABC crunched the numbers and found Sunshine Coast buyers could benefit if the legislation is approved. The ABC’s figures were based on the average earnings for a 25to 34-year-old, included a 9.5 per cent super and a $7125 per annum co-contribution and assuming returns of 3.2 per cent per annum and found the average person in this age group could save $45,545 in their super. Core Logic Australia’s Cameron Kusher says even if they could boost this to $50,000, a 10 per cent deposit, they could purchase a property worth up to $500,000. While only 4.1 per cent of Sydney suburbs have a current median house value of $500,000 or less, the news is much better for Coast buyers, with 23.8 per cent of houses and 84.6 per cent of units available in that price bracket. “The data highlights that access to superannuation to purchase a home would largely help buyers outside of Sydney and Melbourne,” Kusher says. “Furthermore accessing superannuation would potentially further add to housing demand, which is already outstripping supply. This could potentially lead to even greater increases in values not only in Sydney and Melbourne but potentially elsewhere as well.”


How long have you worked in the real estate business and what attracted you to it in the first instance?

What was your most recent sale? 46 Robertson Drive, Burnside. It’s a 2008 built elegant family home with attractive street appeal, well-designed floor plan and situated on a level 630-metres-squared block. The property attracted interest from some local residents wanting to upsize within Burnside, as the house was larger than most four-bedroom homes and had a level block. After receiving a couple of subject-to-sale offers, the eventual buyers were a lovely local family that liked the extra space it offered.

there is more of a balance depending on the property, situation and market conditions. In and around Nambour, private treaty is definitely my preferred method of choice.


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 6th May from 10:30am VIEW AT: AUCTION: On site This 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 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

In Rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra Thursday, 25th May 2017 at 11am

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 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.

• First time offered to the market in over 55 years • Rare opportunity to purchase in Caloundra’s premier beach front location • Elevated 658m2 corner beachfront allotment • A short ‘beach’ walk to cafes and restaurants



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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erched high above Alexandra Headland and capturing some of the most amazing views offered on the Coast, this stunning Ken Down designed home will appeal to the most astute buyer. With its commanding northern aspect and breathtaking panoramic views, the home itself is luxurious. It features high ceilings and a large deck, which is the perfect place to unwind. A designer kitchen houses top of the line appliances. There are four bedrooms with the main on the top floor offering a private office area or parents’ retreat, along with a large ensuite and walk-in robe.


Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days: 22 COACHWOOD STREET, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday May 6 @ 4pm RE/MAX Realty Excellence 5476 7654 Tim Burrough 0418 666 356 6/123 BRISBANE ROAD, MOOLOOLABA Auction on site Saturday May 6 @ 11am Define Property 5478 2477 Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 9 ABBEY COURT, PELICAN WATERS Auction on site Saturday May 6 @ 3pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Kerri Johnston 0412 580 184


The easiest way to check out the latest auction results. Email 2 RED JACKET COURT, PALMWOODS SOLD PRIOR TO AUCTION 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Anne Wallace 0418 769 466 16 RELIANCE PLACE, PELICAN WATERS SOLD PRIOR TO AUCTION 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Steve Turner 0412 679 488

20 LEEA STREET, SIPPY DOWNS Passed in / 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369


A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 14 SWEEP COURT, BIRTINYA $680,000 / 4+ bed, 2 bath, 2 car Team Godwin Real Estate, Minka Jenkins 25/83 LINDSAY ROAD, BUDERIM $385,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Belle Property Buderim, Jan Withers 10 PEARL CRESCENT, CALOUNDRA WEST $238,000 / Vacant Land RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra, Darren Ide

48 TANTULA ROAD EAST, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND. 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Contact agent Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

5 CURRIMUNDI ROAD, CURRIMUNDI $890,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra, Darren Ide 24 WENTWORTH PARADE, GOLDEN BEACH $472,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra, Graeme Palmer 14 BUSH NUT COURT, LITTLE MOUNTAIN $539,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra, Darren Ide 3 TULLOCH CLOSE, LITTLE MOUNTAIN $770,000 / 6 bed, 3 bath, 4 car RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra, Darren Ide *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies

MAROOCHYDORE, 36 Bungama Street Perfectly positioned in the very sought after Maroochy Beachside pocket is this delightful home which will instantly impress. Filled with character and warmth you will easily fall in love, offering a private and relaxed lifestyle, it features 3 bedrooms plus study or 4th bedroom, 2 living areas and a wonderful outdoor area which is fully covered and protected from all weather and perfect for all year round entertaining.




Auction 27th May 2017 11am View Saturday 6th May 11-11:30am Kate Jewry 0404 817 916

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Headline Noosa Blue Ocean and River mouth views and to Noosa North Shore and Beyond. Less than

Inspect: Friday and Saturday 1 - 1.30pm Price: Offers under $900,000

600m to Hasting Street and everything this Iconic location has to offer.

Michael Berry 0407 913 773

This spacious 3 bedroom unit is perched high on the hill to connect you to the vast

• Main bedroom has a patio and plantation shutters for added privacy

For more details visit

• Large patio off bedrooms 2 and 3, 2 car garaging, ducted air/con • Spacious living open plan living flowing onto generous size balcony • Holiday Let,a great weekender or your next home, on site management • The top balcony also has planation shutters creating another room

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• This property is aggressively priced to achieve a quick result.

BUDERIM, 22 Coachwood Street




NAMBOUR 10 Blaxland Road






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 • 986m2 of Buderims finest level land

Auction: This Saturday 6th May at 4pm, on site Inspect: Saturday 3-4pm, followed by auction

• Short stroll to neighbourhood shopping ID: 16755125

• Rent existing home while you plan

Tim Burrough 0418 666 356

• Once in a generation opportunity

RE/MAX Realty Excellence

• Views from Glasshouse Mountains to Kawana

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Elevation, Views and Privacy • Commanding position with views & breezes • Renovated bathroom, two toilets • Open plan living, large original kitchen • Large 755m2 block, fully fenced backyard • Single lock up garage, internal laundry • Walk to bus stop, TAFE & Burnside schools

Price: Offers above $370,000 considered Inspect: Saturday 9:30am - 10am Richard Krausz 0422 997 810 RE/MAX Property Sales

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ONE OF THE LAST LAND HOLDINGS IN MOFFAT BEACH 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 DECEASED ESTATE IN MAROOCHYDORE HEART 47 Centenary Crescent, Maroochydore If you’re looking for prime real estate you’ve found it! On the market for the first time since 1985, this is the perfect property to add significant value to and reap the rewards. Featuring a very solid brick and steel frame home with the added potential for full dual living on the lower level. With hardwood flooring hidden beneath the striking 1980’s carpet, this home with galley style kitchen and open floorplan oozes potential for the astute purchaser. Situated in a highly sought after location just minutes away from Maroochydore CBD. Don’t miss this opportunity.

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car • DUAL LIVING POTENTIAL • Walk to Maroochydore CBD or Alex Beach • Ideal renovator in prime location • Solid home, steel frame construction

Auction: On Site Saturday May 27th at 12pm Inspect: Saturday 10-10.45am Craig Porter 0411 554 880


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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 2-2.45pm Wednesday May 10th 5-5.30pm Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Tony Cargill 0432 993 555


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4+ Bed | 3 Bath | 2+ Car

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!

• 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 This Saturday May 6th at 3pm Inspect: Saturday From 2.30pm, Followed By Auction Kerri Johnston 0412 580 184



38 Culbara Street, Mooloolaba SOLLEDASE





20 Island Court, Minyama SOLLEDASE

11 Elanora Avenue, Mooloolaba SOLLEDASE




44 Mary Street, Alexandra Headland

3/7 Grand Parade, Kawana Island

49 Carrothool Place, Mooloolaba

CONSIDERING SELLING? It doesn’t cost any more to have the best! Call Alan today to discuss your property needs.

ALAN RILEY 0422 723 719


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ith 280m2 of living split across two levels, this Mancorp Home boasts impressive inclusions throughout. Spacious living zones are all located downstairs and include a media room, and an open-planned living/ sitting area, which opens to the alfresco dining and inground pool. A gourmet kitchen features Caesarstone benchtops, walk-in pantry, dishwasher, quality fittings, ample storage and breakfast bar. The master bedroom features a walkthrough ensuite and walk-in robe.

28 TIBROGARGAN CIRCUIT, MOUNTAIN CREEK 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Offers over $720,000 Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Michael Chapman 0422 010 000


STAGE 4 NOW SELLING - LOTS AVAILABLE FROM 708m2 - 1,127m2 Pathways offers a unique rural setting and is the perfect location to build your dream home or buy one of our affordable house and land packages.




$252,000 708m 2

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2/18 Blackall St, WOOMBYE

5442 1888


BUDERIM MOUNTAIN LAND The rare opportunity to purchase property on Buderim Mountain is available with the sale of this home. Two generations have passed since this allotment last sold. More than 980m2 of land makes up this property, which is perfect to build your dream home. It has a front boundary of 20 metres and side boundaries of around 50 metres. It boasts views from the Glasshouse Mountains to the ocean. The existing house and garage has been well maintained and will be easily rented at around $450 to $500 per week should you wish to wait to build a home more befitting this exclusive precinct. The property is located to nearby shopping centres.

22 COACHWOOD STREET, BUDERIM 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday May 6 @ 4pm RE/MAX Realty Excellence 5476 7654 Tim Burrough 0418 666 356


370 NAMBOUR CONNECTION ROAD, WOOMBYE 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car $359,000 Riddell Real Estate 5442 1888 Virginia Brown 0400 763 837

This 1940s This 1940s wor workers rke kers rs cottage cot otta tage ge is is si situ situated tuat ated within walking distance with wi thin in w alki king ng d ista is tanc nce e to tthe he Woombye Shopping Village, school and public transport. The home has two levels. The upstairs living area has beautiful timber floors and the kitchen is ideally located overlooking the rural vista this property affords. There are two bedrooms upstairs, family bathroom and air conditioned living area, as well as a study nook/entry area. Downstairs would be ideal as a teenager’s retreat.

WOOMBYE: 26 McCarthy Dr Sat 12 -12.40 Situated at the end of a very quiet cul de sac. The home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + home office with sep. entry + internal access from the garage. 1042m2 block – mountain views. Reduced to sell. Interest from $420,000 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 WOOMBYE: 370 Nambour Connection Rd Sat 1- 1.40 NEW LISTING! 1940’S workers cottage. Old world charm. 2 levels – Up – 2brms + 1 bath, air cond living area + study nook. Down – 1brm/living + 1bath combined with laundry. Ideal Teenagers Retreat. U/ cover deck with stunning rural views. Will Not Last! $359,000 NAMBOUR: 10-12 Mill Lane Sat 1-1.40 Only two left! 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 - 3x3 lease in place $259,000 ROSEMOUNT: 39 Pringle Rd Sat 2-2.40 Family home (reluctantly for sale) is now available for a new family. 2 separate levels enabling various options. Top level – 3brms, bathroom, lounge & family / kitchen area. The living opens to a full length verandah taking in the picturesque views. Lower level with 1brm, 1bath, kitchenette area, open plan rumpus/games room + built in bar an entertaining area. Situated in beautiful Rosemount with tank & town water, shade house and more. Will not last. Priced to sell at $465,000 Central Position .. 1970’s block home A very convenient and central position and the ½ acre land is all useable. This block would suit the addition of a 2nd dwelling on the back half of the block. The home is of solid block with 3brms, new carpet, curtains, paint and lights. Looking for a project ? Mid – higher $400,000’s

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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 2 of 4. 9.30 The Secret Life Of Dogs: Working Like A Dog. Part 2 of 3. 10.30 Martin Clunes: Islands Of Australia. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. Anzac Test. Australia v New Zealand. From GIO Stadium, Canberra. 10.10 Rugby League. Anzac Test. Jillaroos v Kiwi Ferns. From GIO Stadium, Canberra.

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6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Longniddry To Edinburgh. 8.35 MOVIE Mamma Mia! (2008) (PG) Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan. A young woman prepares for her wedding. 10.35 SBS News.


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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 J. Edgar. (2011) (M) Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts. J. Edgar Hoover recounts his career.

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6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Secrets Of The Scottish Manor Houses: Rosslyn Estate. Part 4 of 4. 8.35 Travel Man: Paris. (PG) Part 2 of 4. Richard Ayoade is joined by Mel Giedroyc for an efficient mini-break in the French capital of Paris. 9.00 Soccer. EPL.


6pm Anh’s Brush With Fame. (PG) 6.30 Little Lunch. 7.00 News. 7.40 Doctor Who. 8.30 Grantchester. (M) A cricket match leads to increased tensions. 9.15 DCI Banks. (MA15+) 10.05 The Doctor Blake Mysteries. (M)

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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) Mark and Mitch add some glam to their property. 9.50 Trial & Error. (M) 10.50 Blindspot. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Last Resort. (M) 8.40 Britain’s Got Talent. Auditions begin as weird, wacky and wonderful acts compete in front of celebrity judges. 10.10 Chicago Med. (M) 11.10 Proof. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 8.30 This Is Us. (M) Rebecca forgets Jack’s birthday. 9.30 Madam Secretary. Rebel groups threaten relief efforts. 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 2 of 5. 8.30 Eurovision Top 40 Songs. Hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey. 10.30 The Young Pope. (M)

7pm News. 7.30 Budget 2017: Opposition Reply. 8.00 7.30. 8.30 Seven Types Of Ambiguity. (M) Gina’s relationship with Alex is tested. 9.30 Restoration Man. 10.20 Lateline.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 8.30 Holiday Horrors: Caught On Camera. (PG) Stories of some terrible holiday experiences. 9.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Sheldon and Amy spread gossip. 11.30 Grimm. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 10. Canterbury Bulldogs v North Queensland Cowboys. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 9.50 The NRL Footy Show. (M) A look at the latest NRL news. 11.30 The AFL Footy Show. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 9.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) Detective Benson encounters a cyber mogul. 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: To The Centre Of The Earth. Part 2 of 3. 9.40 Medici: Masters Of Florence.







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Medical Journal recommends Chiropractic as first means of treating back pain. By Dr David Hendrey We all want to get back on track as quickly as possible when we are injured. Your Medical Doctor and your Chiropractor both want the same thing: to help you heal as quickly as possible and to get back on with your life. The Journal of the American Medical Association now recommends Chiropractic as a first means of treating back pain. This recommendation have been made following a recent study in the Medical journal “Spine”. The study involved people suffering with low back pain who received

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y standard medical care. Half of the people were also received Chiropractic care. 73% of those receiving Chiropractic care reported that their pain was gone compared to just 17% of those who didn’t receive the Chiropractic care. The Chiropractic profession and Medical profession are working together in the best interests of the patients and the big winner in the patients. Both practitioners must complete over 6000 hours of university study to graduate. The Medical doctors must study extensive

hours of pharmacology and how the body responds to a wide range of medications. The Chiropractors study extensive hours of anatomy, biomechanics and neurology to understand how the body responds to a wide range of hands on techniques. The spine is an engineering masterpiece with 24 moveable vertebra providing flexibility for the body and protection for the central nervous system. Chiropractors focus on the function of the spine and nervous system to get you performing at your best.

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6pm Medical Emergency. 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Gold Coast Medical. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Enemy Of The State. (1998) (M) 11.15 Building Dream Homes.

6pm MythBusters. (PG) 7.00 AFL Pre-Game Show. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 7. St Kilda v GWS. From Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. 11.00 Canadian Pickers. (PG) 12am Ink Master. (M)

7.30pm MOVIE Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets. (2002) (PG) Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh. 10.45 MOVIE The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. (2012) (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Monarch Of The Glen. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Dante’s Peak. (1997) (M) 10.55 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 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (C) 8.00 New Girl. 8.30 MOVIE The Heartbreak Kid. (2007) (M) 10.45 Sex And The City.


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. (PG) 7.30 Cities Of The Underworld. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE As Good As It Gets. (1997) (M) 11.30 Strangest Weather On Earth.

6pm Grilled. (PG) 7.00 Football. AFL. Round 7. Gold Coast v Geelong. 10.00 MOVIE Your Highness. (2011) (MA15+) 12.05am Ink Master. (M)

6pm Dawn Of The Dragon Racers. 6.30 MOVIE The Last Airbender. (2010) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. (2013) (M) Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen.

7pm Netball. Super Netball. Round 11. Melbourne Vixens v Queensland Firebirds. 8.45 Netball. Super Netball. Round 11. Collingwood Magpies v Sunshine Coast Lightning.

7.30pm Car Crash Britain: Caught On Camera. 8.30 Motor Racing. Supercars C’ship. Round 4. Perth SuperSprint. H’lights. 9.30 48 Hours.

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Raymond. 7.30 Last Man Standing. 8.30 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 9.00 The Great Indoors. (M) 9.30 How I Met Your Mother. (M) 10.00 Sex And The City.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.30 Whovians. 9.00 John Conway Tonight. 9.55 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. 10.45 Forbidden Love. 11.35 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.

6.15pm Seinfeld. (PG) 6.45 MOVIE The Waterboy. (1998) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Iron Man 3. (2013) (M) 11.00 Rude Tube. 11.30 Lizard Lick Towing. 12am Ink Master.

7pm MOVIE Just Go With It. (2011) (PG) 9.15 MOVIE You Don’t Mess With The Zohan. (2008) (M) Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Emmanuelle Chriqui. 11.30 Bad Robots. (M)

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

8pm Cops: Adults Only. 8.30 Motor Racing. Supercars C’ship. Round 4. Perth SuperSprint. Race 8. H’lights. 9.30 MotoGP. Round 4. Spanish Grand Prix.

6pm Frasier. 6.30 MOVIE Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. (1992) (PG) 8.55 To Be Advised. 9.55 Sex And The City. (M) 10.35 Sex And The City. 11.15 Rules Of Engagement. 11.45 King Of Queens.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Doctor Who. 8.15 Gruen Pitch Rewind. 8.30 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. 9.20 Life And Death Row. 10.15 The Office. 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) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 World’s Most Extreme Roads. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Salt. (2010) (M) 10.40 MOVIE Attack The Block. (2011) 12.25am Talking Footy.

6pm Regular Show. 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 III. (1994) (M) 11.30 Bad Robots. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Miss Marple. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE John Grisham’s The Gingerbread Man. (1998) (M) 10.50 Cold Case.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (M) 8.30 Miniseries: The Capture Of The Green River Killer. (MA15+) 10.30 House Of Lies. (MA15+) 11.00 Super Rugby Extra Time.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. (PG) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (M) 8.00 The Simpsons. 9.30 Supernatural. (M) 10.30 The X-Files. (M) 11.30 James Corden.


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. 10.45 The Office. 11.15 Life And Death Row.

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

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Godzilla. (2014) (M) 11.00 Counting Cars. 11.30 Car Chasers.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Police Ten 7. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Swordfish. (2001) (M) 10.30 Airplane Repo. (PG) 11.30 South Beach Tow. (M)

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

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 48 Hours. 8.30 Miniseries: The Capture Of The Green River Killer. (MA15+) 10.30 The Americans. (MA15+) 11.30 Breakout Kings. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (M) 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 MOVIE Spy. (2015) (M) 10.55 How I Met Your Mother.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Bodyshockers: Nips, Tucks And Tattoos. 9.10 The Aliens. 9.55 Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central. 10.20 The Office.

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

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Pawn Stars Australia. (PG) 8.00 Storage Wars Canada. (M) 9.00 Aussie Pickers. (PG) 10.00 American Pickers. (PG) 11.00 Barter Kings.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Edge Of Tomorrow. (2014) (M) Tom Cruise. 10.45 MOVIE Spawn. (1997) (M)

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 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive. (M) 8.30 Nature’s Great Events. (PG) 9.30 Freddie Flintoff: The Gloves Are Off. 10.30 48 Hours. (M) 11.30 Legends. (M)

6.30pm Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 The Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. 9.30 Pacific Heat. 10.00 Bob’s Burgers.

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 The Weekly. 8.50 The Warriors. 9.20 Comedy Up Late. 9.50 Broad City. 10.15 The Inbetweeners. 10.40 The Office. 11.15 Bad Education.

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. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Survivor: Game Changers. 8.30 MOVIE Abduction. (2011) (M) 10.40 Most Terrifying Places in America. 11.40 Sth Beach Tow.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Weird Wonders Of The World. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Hard To Kill. (1990) (M) Steven Seagal, Kelly Le Brock, Bill Sadler. 10.40 Blackadder II. (PG)

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Car Crash Britain: Caught On Camera. (M) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Enemies Closer. (2013) (MA15+) 10.50 Graceland. 11.50 Cops: Adults Only.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 Sex And The City. 9.00 Sex And The City. 10.00 Sex And The City.

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So, in 2009 the Nigerian Police arrested a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery. And, in a tiny town in Texas, they elected a goat as Mayor. True story. Obviously you can all make your own judgements on the history of the Coast’s mayors. Maybe a goat would have been better? Ha! Well, that’s all I’ve got. The Rio pro starts next week if anyone is not sticking pencils in their eye balls. A little more local and this weekend will be a mixed bag of lollies, so get what you can. Sadly, the prediction is east-southeast or south-easterly winds. Maybe it is the time to sort a new board to the quiver? I know the guys at Beach Beat have a lot of toys so get down there and pick up a new stick. It’s always great fun buying a new board. So, until next time, have a great weekend and watch out for goats.

FISHING REPORT with Wayne Nilsson from Maroochydore Fishing World

ESTUARY: Trevally chopping into bait in the deep channel from Twin Waters to Goat Island. Lures and live bait the go. Whiting and flathead from Maroochy bar to Cotton Tree. Mud crabs at Bli Bli. Tailor taking micro jigs at the cod hole area near the mouth of Eudlo Creek. SURF: Bait is moving in close to Pincushion with tailor and mac tuna rounding them up. Just look for the birds working. Whiting and bream are in the gutters along Maroochy Beach with beach worms the best bait. OFFSHORE: The Blinker is the hot spot for kingies on jigged lures and mixed reef fish at dusk. The Barwon banks are best for bigger snapper, pearl perch, rosy job fish and tiger flathead. Water temperature around 23 degrees. FRESHWATER: Most impoundments are firing for golden perch with Somerset leading the way. The humble live shrimp jigged around each snag is returning fish. Small dams such as Cooloolabin and Lake Macdonald are having a good run of bass, jew and Mary River cod. Head to Borumba Dam near Imbil for saratoga on fly and bass on lures.


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ARIES [Mar 21-Apr 20]

TAURUS [Apr 21-May 21]

GEMINI [May 22-Jun 21]

This week is all about formulating strategies and finding solutions. Focus on finances or work, as the planets provide the extra enthusiasm, power and passion needed to boost your professional profile or fast-track your finances.

Wednesday night’s full moon urges you to get the balance right between individual projects and joint ventures. And it also fires up your flirting zone. Do you long for more love and romance in your life? Flutter those eyelashes and you shall receive!

Communicating with others becomes complex, as the full moon urges you to dig beneath the surface and get to the bottom of an old emotional issue. You’re also keen to assist someone in need, but resist the urge to indulge in gratuitous gossip.

CANCER [Jun 22-Jul 23]

LEO [Jul 24-Aug 23]

VIRGO [Aug 24-Sep 23]

The sun and Pluto encourage you to put more energy into pursuing your dreams. It’s time to set ambitious goals – and then pursue them with plenty of passion and purpose. But you won’t feel like indulging in much mid-week full moon frivolity.

Tuesday looks terrific, as the sun/ Pluto trine brings the opportunity for recognition at school, professional rewards or insights. You also have the power to influence people in positive and inspiring ways so don’t miss the chance to make a real difference.

This week’s super sun/Pluto trine helps you replace out-dated aspirations with dazzling updated dreams. But a relationship with a romantic or business partner looks confusing, as Neptune scrambles your communication antennae.

LIBRA [Sep 24-Oct 23]

SCORPIO [Oct 24-Nov 22]

SAGITTARIUS [Nov 23-Dec 21]

Have you been shopping up a storm when you should have been paying off debt or saving for something special? If the answer is ‘yes’ then you can expect a financial fiasco this week, as the full moon stirs up mischief in your money zone.

Expect some drama at Casa Scorpio this week, as the full moon [in your sign] increases your magnetism – and your tendency for obsessive behaviour. So do your best to find appropriate ways to let off steam, and concentrate on challenging projects.

Taskmaster Saturn is reversing through your sign, which can bring up situations that highlight your flaws and zero in on your mistakes. Don’t stress Sagittarius! Use it as an opportunity to learn, develop, practise and mature.

CAPRICORN [Dec 22-Jan 20]

AQUARIUS [Jan 21-Feb 19]

PISCES [Feb 20-Mar 20]

This week you’ll find that life is complicated; partnerships are unpredictable, the rules are constantly changing, and an unresolved family problem comes back to test you. Maybe it’s time to simplify your life.

You’ll feel restless this week and the danger is you’ll go overboard and throw the baby out with the bath water. The full moon imbues you with a sense of urgency but self-discipline is what’s needed at the moment.

This week’s full moon stimulates your fertile imagination and your fascination with the mysterious. You’ll feel incredibly creative but resist the temptation to be gullible, especially when it comes to a personal project or a family matter.

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ACROSS 1 4 9 10 12 13 14 17 20 23 24 25 28 29 30 31


Associate socially (6) Unquestioning (8) Settle cosily (6) Impracticality (8) An enticement (4) Point of view (5) Ready to go on fighting (4) Occasionally (4,2,1,5) Wild (12) To incline (4) Compare (5) Enthusiastic (4) Ordinary (8) To decree (6) Acquiescent (8) In truth (6)

1 2 3 5 6 7 8 11 15 16 18 19 21 22 26 27


N D E D A P N T E Rules: Form as many words as possible. Each word must contain the centre letter. Plurals made by adding “s” are not counted. GOOD 23 BETTER 28 BEST 32

A manual (8) Sully (8) Unctuous (4) Mentally confused (6-6) Unauthorised disclosure (4) Culmination (6) Meddle (6) Disable (12) Abnormally large (5) Narrow street (5) Principally (5,3) Propensity (8) Stare angrily (6) Indian city (6) Sudden spasm of pain (4) Strong desire (4)


Your father


A dog owned by the Queen


A babysitter or childminder


A string instrument


You can have a spoonful or a cube


A name for Brisbane Cricket Ground


A name for Ayers Rock


What is the Mississippi?

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






JUNIOR X-WORD: Daddy, Corgi, Nanny, Cello, Sugar, Gabba, Uluru, River (DINOSAUR)

CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Hobnob 4 Implicit 9 Nestle 10 Idealism 12 Bait 13 Angle 14 Game 17 Once in a while 20 Unmanageable 23 Lean 24 Liken 25 Avid 28 Workaday 29 Ordain 30 Resigned 31 Really Down: 1 Handbook 2 Besmirch 3 Oily 5 Muddle-headed 6 Leak 7 Climax 8 Tamper 11 Incapacitate 15 Giant 16 Alley 18 Above all 19 Tendency 21 Glower 22 Madras 26 Pang 27 Urge


SCATTERWORD: DEPENDANT, pendant, pennate, pentane, deaden, anteed, pedate, panned, tanned, pedant, pentad, pennae, neaten, dated, penda, anted, adept, taped, eaten, penna, dead, dean, aped, date, nape, neap, pane, pean, ante, etna, neat, pate, peat, tape, pant.


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PRAY YOUR CHILDREN DON’T GO TO WAR Richard O’Leary has respect for those who fight for their country, but not the leaders who send them to war.


um and Dad and Danny saw the passing-out parade at Puckapunyal It was a long march

from cadets. I was driving home on Anzac Day when the opening lines to I Was Only 19 transported me back to school. I would have only been about 10-years-old as I stood on the oval with that Redgum song looping through my head. It tells the story of an Australian teenager who loses the lottery of conscription and gets a free trip to fight the Viet Cong. He loses his youth, his innocence and his mates. Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon, God help me, he was going home in June. Any romantic ideals I may have had

about war left me all those years ago and they have never returned. Three decades (and a bit) later and the song was still haunting me. As I listened to the words, the pitch perfect storytelling, I got to wondering why I had taken my boys to the dawn service earlier in the day, and I came to this conclusion. I have absolute respect for our servicemen and women, but that doesn’t always extend to the politicians who send them to foreign fights. I would probably consider myself a pacifist, although I’d like to think I’d be first in line if Australia was under threat. If you want to see a great example of a true pacifist watch Hacksaw Ridge – it follows a young American who refuses to fight in World War II due to his religious beliefs, so he becomes an army medic. I’m probably not a pacifist in the true sense of the word, as I think there are causes

worth fighting for. The obvious one is stopping the march of Nazism by Hitler’s Germany, but I can’t think of many more. Despite that, I think Anzac Day is the most important event on the Australian calendar as it unites us, rather than divides us like other days can, and do. You see, you don’t have to respect the conflicts, to respect the soldiers. I just pray my boys never have to go to war. Maybe our leaders could listen to a little Redgum before they make those fateful decisions to send our sons and daughters to fight in other countries. And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can’t get to sleep? And night-time’s just a jungle dark and a barking M16? And what’s this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means? God help me, I was only nineteen.


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