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orty per cent of Australia’s workforce could be replaced by automation. It’s a concerning statistic. So, what does this mean for future generations? What employment opportunities will our children and grandchildren have? The Sunshine Coast is in preparation mode, focussing on seven high-value industries to ensure generations to come are well-equipped for the jobs of the future. Teenagers have the daunting task of identifying their hopes and dreams, and how best to climb the career ladder. What subjects should they study? Is TAFE or university the best option? These are the questions facing our youth. This is why My Weekly Preview has joined forces with the Sunshine Coast Council to present this special Future Careers +2025 edition. In the cover story on page 10, Sarah Morgan speaks to thought leaders and innovators about how to prepare for the future. In addition, the council’s Education and Research Taskforce presents a 12-page feature highlighting the education pathways available for each of the high-value industries. It’s a great resource for parents and students alike. As always, don’t miss our regular beauty, travel and property sections. Candice Holznagel Editor

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PROUD MUM DONNA MAKES EVERY DAY COUNT Terminally ill Sunshine Coast mum and author of children’s book Why My Mummy? will renew her wedding vows on June 1 thanks to My Wedding Wish. so many message from people thanking me for being so raw and honest about my illness. Becoming an author of Why My Mummy?, which is a beautiful children’s book helping families explain cancer to children in a very caring and non-threatening way.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED HERE? I moved to the Sunshine Coast in November 1999 from Canberra. Best decision of my life. My life started when I moved here.

WHY DID YOU MOVE HERE? My dad lives here. I moved here due to a bad relationship which was going nowhere and to break the bad cycle I decided to pack up my five-year-old son Aiden and jump in my old bomb of a car which was a Mitsubishi Colt and only cost me $800.

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN? I know this sounds like a cliché, but the best advice I’ve been given is to follow your dreams and not take a day for granted, which can be easier said than done.


YOU ARE HAPPIEST WHEN? I’m surrounded by my family and friends having a wine on the beach watching the sunset. My gorgeous Bengal cat Lucy, my Maltese shih tzu Daisy and my old dog Rebel also make me happy when I’m having a bad day and they snuggle up with me on my bed.

Probably Point Cartwright, as I got married there in 2009. Such a special memory for me. Often if I’m having a bad day, I’ll take a walk on our beach at Warana with my dogs and just breathe in the fresh sea air.



I love the One Up Bar in Mooloolaba. I love to take family and friends to Australia Zoo and up to Noosa or Mooloolaba. We have so many beautiful cafes and restaurants here to choose from. My girlfriends from high school come up to visit once a year and we do a girly weekend in Mooloolaba.

People telling me they can cure my cancer. I know people mean well, but when you have been given a terminal diagnosis it’s really hard to understand it in my own head without people telling me if I juice or meditate or see a healer, I’ll be cured. I have watched many friends go down that path and not survive.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT THE SUNSHINE COAST, WHAT WOULD IT BE? The amount of people who are relocating here, lol. The roads are crazy busy these days. But who wouldn’t want to live here? It’s the ultimate place to live and raise a family.

BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE? I have a few. Giving birth to my son Aiden who is now 22. I called him my little man as I raised him as a single mother for the first seven years of his life until I met my hubby Jason and we became a family of five, as Jason

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Donna and Jason Penny with son, Kai had three kids, I had Aiden, and then we had one together. The other best day of my life was having Kai with my beautiful husband. My wedding day was another. Jason and I are renewing our wedding vows on June 1 thanks to My Wedding Wish, which grants weddings to terminally ill people.

CAN YOU NOMINATE A DAY IN YOUR LIFE THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A TURNING POINT? Getting the news that I had breast cancer at 35 and going through six months of chemo and a double mastectomy followed by reconstruction. You don’t realise how strong you are until you’re put into a situation where you have no choice but to be brave. And just when I thought I had beat it, I get the news five years later that my cancer was back in my

bones and liver and it was terminal. It has put my life into perspective and made me change my way of thinking, especially when you’re told you probably only have 24 months to live. I have managed to live 24 months past my expiry date, as I like to put it. Never put off to tomorrow what can be done today. Always tell the ones you love, that you love them.

YOUR GREAT REGRET? Getting cancer and having that feeling that I may never get to grow old with my hubby or watch my children grow up and get married. Not becoming a grandma. I have so many.

YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT? My children, both my own and my stepkids. Helping other women going through breast cancer and sharing my story with them. I get

IF YOU COULD TELL YOUR 18-YEAROLD-SELF ANYTHING… Study! Get a good job. Travel the world. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Don’t get credit cards.

TEA OR COFFEE? I drink both. White with one sugar.

NRL OR AFL ? AFL,the guys are way better looking than the NRL guys. We follow the Lions. Kai plays AFL and wants to be a Lion’s player. Kai Penny sounds like a good AFL player’s name to me.

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This is the mean weekly earning for Australian men. This compares to $1007 for women.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” Colin Powell


May 12 Who else had one of these retro bicycle baskets? On trend, circa ‘70s and ‘80s.

2012 – The discovery of a missing Mayan calendar piece disproves 2012 Armageddon. 1956 – The date fictional character Homer Simpson was born.

WORD OF THE WEEK Tetchy Irritably sensitive; touchy.


AUSTRALIA’S TOP FIVE HIGHEST PAID JOBS FOR WOMEN. 1. Law judge – $355,844 2. Neurosurgeon – $323,682 3. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon – $281,608 4. Futures trader – $281,600 5. Vascular surgeon – $271,529 SOURCE: ATO

DID YOU KNOW? Neurosurgeon tops the list of Australia’s highest paid jobs for men with an average salary of $577,674, compared to $323,682 for female neurosurgeons. This figure clearly shows the gender pay gap issue in Australia.

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FACING A CHANGED WORKFORCE With artificial intelligence and automation set to replace many jobs in the near future, My Weekly Preview spoke to thought leaders, industry insiders and innovators to find out how we can prepare ourselves for a radically different future. WORDS: Sarah Morgan.


40 per cent of Australia’s workforce could be replaced by automation

hen people consider what our employment industry might look like in the future, many still envision scenes from Back to the Future with flying cars and hoverboards and believe it’s still a discussion for “tomorrow”. However, as stories of a brick-laying robot, a Japanese hotel manned by robots and a super computer, named Watson being touted as the world’s best doctor continue to flood our news feeds, it’s clear that it’s not a discussion we should be holding off any longer. The future is already here and it’s a discussion that needs to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. A concerning recent report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia showed that 40 per cent of Australia’s workforce, more than five million people, could be replaced by automation in the next 10 to 20 years. Furthermore, technology investor and former Microsoft executive Daniel Petre says within 30 years, if not sooner, artificial intelligence and automation will be able to

digital space. This is an area that is moving very quickly and the skills aren’t there yet.” An analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers, in the report A Smart Move, found shifting just one per cent of the workforce into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roles would add $57.4 billion to Australia’s GDP (net present value over 20 years). “Businesses competing in a global economy driven by data, digital technologies and innovation will need more employees trained in STEM,” PwC’s partner, consulting, Jeremy Thorpe says. It’s for this very reason that the Sunshine Coast branch of Regional Development of Australia (RDA) has been working with key stakeholders to launch a number of coding and programming courses. In February, RDA with TAFE Queensland East Coast launched a Coding and Programming course for adults wanting to upskill. The second round of the course will run later this month. RDA is also working on a Startup Business Curriculum for students in years 11 and 12. The course, in

“I have no doubt that we are in an era of the most extraordinary change we’ve ever faced” Lynda Gratton

do everything humans can do. “Anyone in a driving job is toast, they’ll all be driverless cars and trucks,” Petre says. “General practitioners will be impacted by big-data analytics in diagnosis, and surgeons will be impacted by advanced robotics surgery.” According to one of the world’s top thought leaders and an author on the future of work, Lynda Gratton, the days of artificial intelligence and rapid job change are already here. Gratton is a professor of management practice at London Business School where she leads the Future of Work Consortium. “I have no doubt that we are in an era of the most extraordinary change we’ve ever faced,” Gratton says. “It’s not in the future anymore, it’s actually happening now. “Yes, technology may be changing the way we work, but it’s also providing new and exciting opportunities. “In the short term, the jobs that seem to be most valuable right now are those in the

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conjunction with TAFE Queensland East Coast, Mountain Creek State High School and Spark Bureau, will encourage innovation and entrepreneurship and create jobs for the Coast’s youth. It is expected to be rolled out in 2018. RDA Sunshine Coast CEO Darrell Edwards says the idea is to develop the Coast’s talent pipeline to attract businesses to the region and ensure employers don’t have to bring people in to fill jobs. “While programming and robotics courses are to be implemented in Queensland schools from grade five, it was recognised that there is no vocational/ tertiary coding and programming curriculum currently available to give people the skills to make them employment-ready or upskill them in their current positions,” Edwards says. “Consultation with local businesses suggested that there are positions available; however they had to look outside the region to fill jobs due to limited skills and

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COVER STORY experience on the Sunshine Coast. “We’re determined to make sure the course focuses on creating employment options and also working with local employers who are desperate for staff who can code and program. “The feedback has been ‘if you can teach them the core skills, we’ll teach them the rest’.” According to Gratton, regional communities such as the Sunshine Coast, will continue to experience real growth, provided the support and infrastructure is in place. “With the rapid development of freelance platforms and the increasing sophistication of communication, it’s possible that the future of work will be as much about what happens in regions as it is about what happens in cities,” Gratton says. “This is good news for people who want higher quality of life and the opportunity to live outside the expensive and often polluted major cities.” Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Mark Sowerby recently backed the Sunshine Coast as the most entrepreneurial area in the whole of Australia. Further to this, Bernard Salt, in The Activated City: Imagining the Sunshine Coast in 2040 report described the Sunshine Coast as “one of regional Australia’s leading startup cities” in large part because it naturally fosters a number of new small businesses each year. “Sowerby attributed the innovation and entrepreneurship coming out of the Sunshine Coast to the people and community that have connected the dots to support such a unique culture,” Edwards says. “One of the most important factors to ensure entrepreneurs thrive is collaboration. The Sunshine Coast has a unique entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem where new ideas are actively encouraged and supported; ideas are nurtured through industry collaboration and supported by mentoring, and where startups thrive.” Gratton says one of the positives about the way the world of work is changing is that people have more choices and are not locked

into the traditional 9 to 5 work life anymore. “We have more opportunities to do different types of work, different ways of living with others in communities or independently, all sorts of ways to explore their identity and their possible selves,” she says. “But of course this comes with a need for people to take more responsibility for the choices they make and also understand the consequences of those choices. “To do so, we need to be prepared for

Mic Black

“Technology can innovate on known things, but creativity allows you to visualise future possibilities” the age of continual reinvention, where it will become mandatory to keep on learning to remain relevant. “There are three types of assets: productivity, vitality and transformation. It’s this third asset, transformation, that is so crucial for the future. It really is about the process of reinvention, the idea that in a long life there are many possible selves that you can explore and in this long life reinvention becomes crucial.” The Sunshine Coast’s Mic Black is a

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master of reinvention. The former graphic designer has reinvented himself numerous times to continue to be at the forefront of future industries. In 2015, he left his full-time job to self-train in the area of electronics. Simply put, he is now an inventor for hire. Black was recently selected to take part in the state government’s Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program. As part of the program, he will take part in a regional roadshow that will visit Longreach, Mt Isa, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Cairns to discuss new technologies. Due to his passion in this space, he has elected to stay on further at each location, at his own expense, to host hackathon days on local farms, engage schools and meet-up groups, host train-the-trainer sessions and inspire creative uses of technology. “One activity I’m running is for students in grades seven to nine to participate in a hands-on workshop on how to quickly transform almost anything into an ‘internet of things’ device,” Black says. “This includes anything from radio control toys, garage doors, lights, artworks, musical instruments to heavy machinery and driverless cars using code and electronics.” While on the road, Black will also work towards his goal of bringing the world’s leading festival of invention and creation, the Maker Faire, to Queensland. The Maker Faire is a gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors. Black says it’s not just technology we need to embrace to remain relevant in the future. “Creativity is critically important in the future,” he says. “Technology can innovate on known things, but creativity allows you to visualise future possibilities. “In combining creativity and technology you take past learnings and future thinking and accidentally discover ways of creating better human experiences both socially and economically. “The Maker culture is highly compatible

with the startup culture as they move fast, break things, adapt and share. With a ‘do it and see’ approach, it’s less concerned with traditional modalities and ways of working. “While this can be self-fulfilling it can also lead to real commercial products and solutions such as most of the technology related campaigns listed on Kickstarter. “Having an entrepreneurial mindset is great, but without the creativity and technical appreciation, it’s just business, selling other people’s stuff, and not really innovation.” “Eventually anyone who expects to be treated like a robot (i.e. given instructions to follow without accountability) will be replaced by a robot – that includes people in tech, it’s already happening.” Gratton agrees and says in the mediumand long-term, it’s likely that unique human skills will come to the fore. “Expect to see jobs to do more with innovation and creativity and really jobs that have a high element of customer experience,” Gratton says. “If you have the combination of all three, you will be well placed in the future.”

FAST facts • Shifting just one per cent of the workforce into STEM roles would add $57.4 billion to Australia’s GDP • Bernard Salt’s, The Activated City: Imagining the Sunshine Coast in 2040 report described the region as “one of regional Australia’s leading startup cities” • For more information about the coding course visit course/17760/introduction-coding-shortcourse • Anyone interested in joining Mic Black in bringing the Maker Faire to Queensland visit

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RE/MAX COAST & COUNTRY LAUNCH RE/MAX Realty Excellence Buderim has rebranded to RE/MAX Coast and Country. Their new office is located on the corner of Gloucester Road and Main Street, Buderim. Photos: Supplied

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SAGE LANDING LAUNCH On Wednesday night more than 80 guests joined the Reed family to celebrate the launch of the much-anticipated Sage Landing development by HMR Projects. Linda Feather, Anita Mirashi, Madi Willis, Melinda Fredsberg, Ashley VanWoerkom

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2017 MET GALA The fashion industry’s night of nights brings out the bold, the brash and the beautiful.

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*1. Conditions of 50 Months Instalment Interest Free until June 2021:Available to approved GO MasterCard customers on transactions made between 28/04/17 and 21/05/17 where the amount financed is $750 or more. Offer available on purchases from Domayne franchises. Excludes gaming consoles, games, gift cards, Octopuss installation services, Microsoft Surface & Studio, Apple and Miele products. Excludes brands and other products that are offered for sale under agency agreements with Domayne franchises. Offer available on advertised or ticketed price. Total amount is payable by 50 approximate equal monthly instalments (exact amounts specified in your statement). If there is an outstanding balance after the interest free period ends in June 2021, interest will be charged at 29.49%. This notice is given under the GO MasterCard Conditions of Use, which specify all other conditions for this offer.A $25.00 Establishment Fee applies to new approved applicants.Account Service fee of $4.95 per month applies. Also available to existing CreditLine, Gem Visa and Buyer’s Edge customers. Refer to product websites for conditions, fees and charges. Credit is provided by Latitude Finance Australia (ABN 42 008 583 588). Australian Credit Licence 392145.*2. Discounts are off the normal ticketed prices. *3. Available only with furniture/bedding/mattress/ensemble purchases of $999 or more. Delivery must be within a 25km radius of the Domayne franchise from which the goods were purchased. Delivery will be arranged for a time convenient to both parties. Product(s) removed must be equivalent size and quantity to the product(s) purchased. The franchise and/or its delivery contractors will remove the old products(s) when delivering your new product(s) at no additional charge. The franchise and/or its delivery contractors reserve the right to refuse removal if, in their reasonable opinion, the product(s) are soiled, wet and/or pose an OHS risk. Delivery fee applies in the event that the customer misses a set delivery time and product(s) need to be re-delivered. Terms and conditions apply, see store for details.

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FIRST SURF FILM FESTIVAL CATCHES WAVE OF POPULARITY The excitement around the inaugural Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival is palpable as locals jump on board in the lead-up to the first screening in Caloundra on May 18. Festival director Murray Power says the highly anticipated event will kick off with a local surf film called Live Passionately. The film was created by Jordy Merry and follows a group of Sunshine Coast surfers who go to the Philippines to chase some waves but to also do good work for the local community there. For a full festival schedule, or to buy tickets, visit

USC SPARTANS SWIMMERS OFF TO WORLD CHAMPS Six University of the Sunshine Coast Spartans swimmers are preparing for the 2017 world championships after strong performances at the recent Australian titles in Brisbane. Swimmers from the USC Olympic and Paralympic squads are preparing for world titles in Hungary in July and Mexico in September/October. Spartans who qualified for the 2017 FINA World Championships, to be held in Budapest from July 14 to 30 are Leah Neale and sisters Taylor and Kaylee McKeown while those bound for the 2017 Para Swimming World Championships in Mexico City from September 30 to October 7 are Braedan Jason, Blake Cochrane and Ellie Cole.

GET ON BOARD THE SUNSHINE COAST INDUSTRY SCHOOL The Sunshine Coast Industry School Partnership is hosting an information evening with the Australian Industry Trade College to present their vision to establish an innovative, industry-led senior secondary school for the Coast. The college will open up a wealth of opportunities for young people wanting to pursue a trade career by not only giving them the skills, but also the connections and networks to go straight into employment upon completion of studies. The information night is on May 16 from 6pm to 7pm at the Yacht Club Mooloolaba. RSVP to

A $140,000 grant has been given to the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce under the Federal Government’s Safer Communities Fund, to pay for the installation of CCTV cameras in Caloundra to keep the community safe from local crime and anti-social behaviour. The original proposal called for 23 cameras, but this number could rise as the chamber works closely with the Sunshine Coast Council to design and implement the final CCTV camera system. The chamber aims to integrate the cameras with the council’s Smart City infrastructure. The council will maintain the cameras.

ANYWHERE FESTIVAL FLOATS AROUND THE STATE The Anywhere Festival is on until May 21 and there are plenty of surprises in store for lovers of plays, music, poetry and cabaret. The three-week statewide festival takes place in a range of unusual settings around the region, including cafes and busy public areas. The festival aims to remove the sometimes prohibitive costs associated with producing entertainment for traditional theatre settings and provides a platform for up and coming writers, directors and performers. For a full program listing, visit




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A beautiful remnant of the successful World Festival remains in Ocean Street. A cube adorned with artworks by Gerrard King, Steve Falco, Benjamin Strand and E J Zyla stands proudly outside The Rhythm for passersby to appreciate. A public vote to announce the people’s choice has seen King take bragging rights and also a $250 cash prize for his efforts.

NO NEED TO AIR YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY WITH ORANGE SKY Orange Sky, the organisation behind the world’s first free mobile laundry now has a permanent van on the Sunshine Coast after having visited the region for the past 12 months. Orange Sky co-founders Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett were named 2016 Young Australians of the Year for their work in establishing the world’s first free laundry service for the homeless. The new van will add to Orange Sky’s fleet of 10 laundry vans and three shower vans across Australia. To find out more, visit

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BLOOMHILL VOLUNTEERS THANKED More than 400 dedicated Bloomhill Cancer Care volunteers were recognised for their efforts during National Volunteers’ Week. Around 140 vollies turned up for a special breakfast with Bloomhill staff and board members serving the guests, which saw 24 volunteers acknowledged for five, 10, 15 and even 20 years of service. Throughout 2016, Bloomhill volunteers gifted more than 71,000 hours to clients and the community and drove more than 130,000 kilometres to provide transport support to more than 700 clients.

Civil construction has begun on stage one of Maroochydore’s new central business district. This area, at the northern end of the 53-hectare site, will be the commercial heart of the new city centre and is set to be transformed over the next 12 months. Contractors are constructing a grid of eight streets across the 10 hectares of stage one, which will intersect to create new lots for commercial, retail and mixed-use developments. New footpaths and cycleways are being built, lighting will be installed and public areas will be landscaped. Below ground, complex infrastructure is being installed to provide power, water and communications to the future residents and businesses of the new CBD, as well as access to Council’s Smart City Wi-Fi network.

TOOMOO RAISES $20,000 FOR CHARITY More than 120 cyclists rode a gruelling 10 hours from Toowoomba to Mooloolaba to raise funds for STEPS Pathways College, which officially opened last week. Riders were pushed to their limits in the name of charity, but the challenge was worthwhile as the group raised $20,000 and purchased a fleet of bikes for students at the college. The popular ride has now raised more than $60,000 for local charities.

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SEKISUI SAYS COMMUNITY SUPPORTS NEW YAROOMBA PLAN It’s onward and upward for Sekisui House as it lodges its second development application. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


ekisui House has lodged a second development application with the Sunshine Coast Council in a bid to bring its vision for a new coastal village with lakeside parkland, shops, cafes and the Coast’s first five-star hotel to life. Senior development manager Evan Aldridge says the plan for the Yaroomba Beach site is the outcome of 18 months of design and consultation that he says received overwhelming community support when the plans were released to the public in late 2016. “We received 640 written submissions on our proposal and 66 per cent, or two out of three people, are in support of this proposal. “We cannot lose the opportunity to bring The Westin here to deliver the first five-star resort and conference centre on the Sunshine Coast in 30 years,” he says. A Material Change of Use was lodged for the site in 2007 and a preliminary approval for the master plan enables up to 329 dwellings across the site and a maximum building height of four storeys, or 16 metres. A development application lodged by Sekisui House in 2015 featured a 10-storey hotel tower and was rejected by the Sunshine Coast Council as it was outside the town plan. Aldridge says the revised plan has a

Evan Aldridge (left) and artist’s impression of the proposed development maximum height of seven storeys in one of the Westin towers and that sophisticated geographic information systems modelling shows the tallest building will not be visible from the beach, David Low Way or above the treeline if viewed from Mount Coolum. “It is not just going to be a tourism precinct with jobs for locals, it brings the community into the village heart, to share the hotel facilities for special occasions, as they did at the old Hyatt Coolum,” he says. “This is a better plan, and the best plan for this important site.” A council spokesperson confirms they have received an application for the first stage of the proposed development as well as an application for preliminary approval of the

master plan for the entire site under the current planning scheme. Development Watch president Lyn Saxton continues to have concerns about building height and density on the site. “Development Watch, alongside the Coolum/Yaroomba community fought an application to override the Planning Scheme many years back when Lend Lease sought approval for five and six storeys on this same site,” she says. “The council, despite 3800 objections, approved two, three and four storeys. When the 2014 Planning Scheme was put out for community consultation, the council encouraged involvement by stating residents need to know what can happen next door or down the road from them and also stated ‘to

protect the predominantly low rise character and amenity of the Sunshine Coast, the planning scheme has generally retained the maximum height requirements of buildings and structures across the region’. “Development Watch, a volunteer community group, involved itself 100 per cent in the process and particularly looked at this site to ensure council had placed the right height limit on the site. We agreed with the 8.5-metre height limit that council had placed on the site [in the 2014 Planning Scheme].” Saxton says a compromise for the site can include a six-star world’s best practice low rise eco resort similar to Element on Byron. “There are no world class eco resorts on the Sunshine Coast and it would be fantastic for tourism,” she says. “The [Sekisui House] proposal is really just one seven-storey hotel surrounded by residential development, the latter being Sekisui’s forte. Council should reject the application. There should not be rules for residents and rules for developers. There is very little benefit to the Sunshine Coast.”

To see the development application, visit the council’s PD Online website.

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KOCHIE CHANNELS INNER BOGART FOR COAST CALENDAR My Weekly Preview journalist Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane teamed up with Sunrise host David Koch for a charity photo shoot with a touch of nostalgia.



t was a cheeky on-air exchange between Sunrise presenter David Koch and Maleny’s Vintage Calendar Girls founder Misty Bland that saw the popular breakfast show host come on board the Sunshine Coast fundraising project. Two years after they first spoke, a small crew of VCG volunteers, including yours truly, flew from the Sunshine Coast to Koch’s Surry Hills studio in Sydney to capture one of the key images for the 2018 calendar. I posed alongside Koch and TV presenter Tamara Wrigley for the calendar that not only celebrates women of every age, shape and size, but also fundraises to provide respite to Sunshine Coast families who are facing a cancer battle. It was a real experience meshing the enigma of the Koch I have been watching on television for years with the man in person. Despite his energetic and sometimes over-the-top TV personality, when the man who launched trade publishing group Australian Financial Press in a joint venture with Fairfax in the 1980s and went on to become a respected business and finance authority, talks about his drive to help grassroots charities, you see genuine passion. After donning a trench coat and a fedora to channel his inner Humphrey Bogart, Koch admits he thought Bland wouldn’t follow up on her on-air challenge and was worried about what he’d gotten himself into.

Above: Koch as Bogart; Right: Koch with the writer “Luckily the ladies let me keep my coat on. I don’t think you want to see me, my bod, at the moment. I have what every middleaged man or senior Australian male has – that’s delusional hotness syndrome,” he says. “So, I think I’m hot, then I see myself in a photo or in the mirror and think, ‘that’s not what I am imagining’.” When he is not on the Sunrise couch as co-presenter, Koch runs Pinstripe Media and helps disadvantaged youth through the Koch Centre for Youth in Macquarie Fields with wife Libby, is a passionate advocate for organ and

tissue donation and is the president of the Port Adelaide Football Club. Koch says he leads a “process-driven” life so he also connects with people like Bland, who “galvanise communities and they have the passion and energy to get things done.” “I get approached by a lot [of charities], but I try and do as many as I can because Sunrise is the world’s best job, but it is a bit of a bullsh** job. But, you can help people working at a community level to make sure their projects and fundraisers are a success… that’s the privilege of doing Sunrise,” he says. “I was asked to fill in for three months, and that was 15 years ago. I just kept going and if I could only look back as it being just a job that would be a waste of an opportunity. By helping people like Misty, I do achieve something and get things done. “Helping other people can make you feel good and often we lose that in a community that’s so complacent and technology-driven, and we become disconnected with one another and become so self-absorbed to really help and that is not what life is about.” Koch says he has many fond memories of family holidays on the Sunshine Coast after marrying Libby and is pleased to have

another connection to the region through the calendar. “Projects like this put into perspective what we are doing in life and remind us that we are all here to make a difference,” he says. “Cancer is one of those just insidious illnesses that can capture anybody. The great thing is that survival rates are a lot better these days and they are always researching new ways to combat it and funds raised through the calendar will help families who are under an enormous amount of pressure when a family member is hit by cancer.” Maleny mother Bland began the calendar three years ago to “find a purpose in life” after her husband and high school sweetheart Rob, was diagnosed with a thoracic chordoma, a rare cancer that attacks the spine. The Vintage Calendar Girls Inc recently became a registered charity and Bland says she is overwhelmed by “the amount of love” she had received for the calendar. “It has just grown and it has been an amazing journey,” she said. “We hope this year it will be bigger and better than ever, with so many celebrities on board alongside our gorgeous Coast women.”

To follow the Vintage Calendar Girls journey or to find out where you can donate, visit the Vintage Calendar Girls Inc Facebook page.

NICKLIN WAY UPGRADES WILL EASE ACCESS TO THE HEALTH PRECINCT Work is underway at the intersection of Nicklin Way and Lake Kawana Boulevard to improve traffic flow and create better access to the Sunshine Coast Health Precinct. The intersection connects Oceanside’s new Bokarina Beach precinct to the health precinct and future Oceanside Town Centre. Stockland will spend $19 million on the upgrade, which includes two new bridges on Nicklin Way with a pedestrian path

underneath, the extension of Lake Kawana into the Bokarina Beach site, an additional south-bound lane through the intersection, and a new north-bound dedicated bus lane through the intersection and an indented bus stop on the south-bound lane just south of Beach Drive. Stockland senior development manager Mark McMahon says roadworks are expected to be in full swing by the end

of June. “We’ve been working closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Sunshine Coast Council as well as other authorities on the planning and design of this complex project and it’s exciting to see work finally beginning,” McMahon says. Construction will be carried out in stages and the roadworks are expected to take 18 months to complete.

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THE UNIQUE FLAVOURS OF PERU Peru’s capital Lima offers exotic food in a mesmerising setting steeped in history. By Sarah Marshall, AAP.


resenting a selection of outrageous canapes on what appears to be a miniature double divan, the waitress proudly raises a curtain on our show-stopping meal. “We start with a fusion of flavours that

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where everything begins – on the bed.” She’s right. Mixing gasket-blowing African spices with earthy Andean flavours and fragrant Japanese finesse, cooking in this South American country truly is a melting pot of influences.

In recent years, Peru’s chefs have earned worldwide recognition and capital city Lima is bubbling with creative restaurants. Spearheading that foodie revolution was chef Gaston Acurio, who runs the immensely successful Astrid & Gaston with his German-born wife, pastry chef Astrid Gutsche (a 10-course tasting menu will set you back around $160). Dispersed between carefully curated book cabinets and elegant balconies, large wooden tables are scattered across the floors of palatial 17th century mansion Casa Moreyra. The other diners are so far away, it’s enjoyably easy to believe we are alone. Our 13-course taster menu is an endless adventure: ceviche made from an old, “endangered” recipe (where lemon and lime juices are replaced with orange), tender flakes of guinea pig set sail in the hull of a


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also respectable. Located at the gateway to the trendy Barranco district, next door to Miraflores, the hotel is a short walk from photographer Mario Testino’s gallery. Visit


A house in one of Lima’s afluent neighbourhoods Paragliding in Miraflores in the Parque del Amor (Park of Love) mermaid’s tail, and a defiantly different dessert of cheesecake ice-cream with olives (it shouldn’t work, but it does). When the Candy Shop eventually arrives – a multi-drawer treasure chest of golddusted chocolates and a full flavour spectrum of truffles – we’re pleasurably destroyed. “We used to have a 30-course menu,� reminisces the waitress, rebuffing our gentle (and temporary) protests of “no more�. “People would take naps in between courses on daybeds. Those meals would last all day.� Eating isn’t a bad way to spend 24 hours in Lima. But if you want to squeeze in a few additional activities, here’s how...

WHERE TO STAY Atemporal, Miraflores – Just like its cuisine, Lima’s architecture is a mish-mash of styles. A survivor from the 1940s, this proud mansion mixes turrets with a mock Tudor facade and lattice windows, and even bears the original owner’s coat of arms. Opened as a hotelito (small hotel) last year, the nine-room property sits on a leafy residential street in upmarket Miraflores, a 10-minute walk from Astrid & Gaston and even closer to grand pre-Inca pyramid Huaca Pucllana. Jazz streams through internet radio in rooms and tea in china cups is available all day in a mezzanine lounge. Exploring the city is incredibly easy: the hotel offers a free chauffeur service around the local area and

guests have access to a wifi hotspot for the duration of their stay. If booked in advance, the hotel can arrange special food tours (minimum three-night stay), with tastings and reservations at top restaurants. Visit

WHERE TO DRINK Hotel B, Barranco – Also housed in a grand belle epoque mansion, this was the first boutique hotel to open in Lima a few years ago. Corridors are filled with modern art, daring sculptures and photographic portraits. Once the art tour is over, retreat to the densely dark, clandestine bar where minutes become hours and one pisco sour easily segues into another. A mixture of modern European and Peruvian, the food is

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La Mar Cebicheria, Miraflores – This casual ceviche restaurant does a roaring lunchtime trade beneath a roof of bamboo and palms. Arrive early though (before 1pm) and you’ll get a table without a reservation. Fresh fish options are scrawled daily on a chalkboard, although it’s worth opting for the speciality – ceviche. Start with a moreish snack of warm, salted fried corn, and choose from a seasonally changing menu. Service is sharp and snappy. Visit

WHERE TO GO (WHEN NOT EATING) Larco Museum, Pueblo Libre – If you can manage to take a break between meals, head to Lima’s triumphant museum of pre-Colombian archaeological treasures. From Miraflores, it’s a 40-minute taxi ride across town but well worth the journey. Housed within a bougainvillea-draped, whitewashed mansion, the collection includes sophisticated pottery from the Moche people and some conversationsparking erotic pieces in a separate gallery. Visit







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NOT JUST ANOTHER HEALTH APP Being able to get on top of your fitness goals seems to be made a lot easier with so many fitness wearables hitting shelves, but keeping tabs on your overall fitness can be a challenge. Most health apps keep track of the most basic information about your health, but Bodywise is a software hub for your fitness goals as well a place to plan for things to make a difference to your overall health – like cutting down on alcohol or smoking. Bodywise allows all things health-related to be tracked in one place, giving you a much more detailed look at your overall wellbeing. Bodywise is available free for download for iOS systems from the Apple store.


IT’S ALL IN THE WRIST Here is a wearable charging cable bracelet that is disrupting the world. The NIFTYX Awesome Bracelet, also known as NAB, is hand-braided with Italian leather and disguises a practical charging cable. Having the cable on your wrist means you will never be caught out and about with devices running out of juice and you can sync your devices while on the go if you need to move across important files or updates. The latest NABs come in a double-wrap version and you can select your size, colour and connector type, with lightning, micro USB or Type C available.


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BLOCKCHAIN TECH COULD BOOST AUSSIE AID An Irish startup that pioneered the use of blockchain technology to deliver food to Syrian refugees in Lebanon is exploring opportunities to team up with Australia’s foreign aid program. AID: Tech uses blockchain, a digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly, to securely and transparently record transactions and prevent fraud. The organisation partnered with Ireland’s Red Cross in 2015 on a pilot program in Lebanon to provide electronic voucher cards with QR codes to Syrian refugee women to be redeemed for goods at camp shops. The Red Cross had complete traceability and could watch the transactions in real time from Dublin, chief executive Joseph Thompson said. “We’re marrying identity with money for people who don’t have access to financial products, documentation or bank accounts,” he told AAP during a visit to Canberra.

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Met Gala 2017: the hottest hair and makeup looks

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Pink eye makeup, winged eyeliner, bright red lips and short bobs were the standout hair and makeup looks at the Met Gala in New York.


SHORT BOBS: < Karlie Kloss debuted a platinum blonde, slightly asymmetrical cut that looked fresh and classy.


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It had to be a pretty amazing lipstick to draw attention away from THAT dress, but Kendall Jenner’s stunning fiery-re fiery-red shade m mad made for a show w-st show-stopping sta atem statement lip. Th e lilipstick The Je enn wore Jenner wa as E was Estee La aude Pure Lauder Colo or E Color Envy Sculptting Lipstick Sculpting in Carnal, $ $32 from Sepho Sephora.

PINK EYES: < Taylor Hill’s smoky red eye complemented herr dress perfectly. Her makeup artist used Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Tempete (not stocked locally). ow To recreate the Met Gala’s burgundy eyeshadow ow looks, try Alexami’s Mineral Pressed Eyeshadow (pictured below), $30 from Alexami Ec Eco Beautique at Caloundra.

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< Sasha Lane rocked a bright pink and black cat-eye look. Makeup artist Samuel Paul posted the H&M products he used to do Lane’s makeup to Instagram – check it out.

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A PASSION FOR THE PECULIAR Buderim artist Teresa Mundt creates exuberant artworks bursting with charm and whimsy. After trying her hand at a variety of careers, she is now a full-time artist and has gained an international following by sharing high-speed videos of her painting process. Words: Leigh Robshaw.



uderim artist Teresa Mundt is scribbling over the top of a canvas splashed with a riot of colours. It’s an old landscape painting she never finished and she wants to transform it into something new. She turns the canvas round and round, searching for a line, a feeling, a look. She spots an eye and a pigtail and begins to paint a girl holding a bird. Two minutes later, Girl and Guinea Fowl has popped out of the canvas as if by magic to become one of the strongest works in her new series, which she’ll exhibit as artist in residence at the upcoming Immanuel Arts Festival. It didn’t really take two minutes, though. It’s one of Mundt’s popular high-speed videos, which she shares on her website and social media channels to demonstrate the unconventional painting process she uses to create her whimsical, charming artworks. Using acrylics on canvas, her work is a fusion of cartoon, caricature and bold colour exploring themes of joy, contentment, humour, and life’s simple pleasures. Her most popular works depict stylised animals, because she believes “pets are the embodiment of unconditional love”. Mundt conducts art workshops for adults and regularly exhibits in solo and group art exhibitions across South-East Queensland. While her works are represented in collections in Australia and overseas, she downplays her success. “I’m not a brilliant painter or drawer and there’s an awful lot of artists to compete with so if your artwork isn’t absolutely mesmerising, you’ve got to have something to draw people in, which is why I do the high-speed videos,” she says. It’s one thing to film yourself painting and edit out what you don’t like. It’s another thing to paint live in front of people who can see your every brushstroke, which is what she’ll be doing as the artist in residence at the 27th Immanuel Arts Festival. “It’s absolutely horrifying,” she laughs. “I’m dreading it. Having someone looking over your shoulder while you’re painting is the worst thing, especially when you stuff something up. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve been in a situation like this before, I find it a bit daunting.” While she’s her own worst critic, after turning art into her full-time occupation over the past few years, Mundt feels like she’s on the right path.

“I do spend a lot of my time looking at the work of artists and I think, I’d give anything to be able to draw and paint like that. You can fall into a trap of beating yourself up but the more you do it, the better you get. If you draw or paint every day you get better, fast. It’s good to look back on your work and then imagine the sort of work you’ll be producing in 10 years from now.” The first work she sold was a watercolour landscape at the age of 16, but going further back, she remembers a book she made in primary school, which she still has. “As a child, my whole world revolved around art,” she says. “I spent 12 years in my room painting and drawing and I don’t think I came up for air. I remember writing a book about a

family of emus in grade three. We were supposed to do a two-page assignment and my book was 40 pages long and fully illustrated. I was so immersed in it.” She grew up on a farm in Bell, near the Bunya Mountains, in a family of farmers and labourers who didn’t discourage her love of art, but didn’t encourage it either. “You grow up with this idea that to earn an honest living you have to work hard in some sort of labouring capacity. It wasn’t until I was entering my late 20s and 30s that I thought hang on, maybe I could actually do something with this.” After studying business and majoring in advertising at university, Mundt had a “hodge-podge” of career roles from marketing and HR to real estate and IT before she decided at the age of 30 to follow her true passion. “I went through many years of being a frustrated artist where I was dying to paint, but I just didn’t have the ideas coming. I went to an exhibition when my daughter was a baby and saw the work of Jane Donaldson. She was at home with three kids and she painted really whimsical, cartoony things about her everyday life. Funny creatures, her with her kids crawling on top of her. I thought, it’s OK to paint about your own boring life and you can make it colourful and fun. It gave me permission to paint about my everyday life without having to find a profound looking landscape or a magnificent looking sunset.” Mundt lies in bed at night watching characters pop into her head, which she then turns into her bright, abstract pieces bursting with charm and personality. “It is of no interest to me to observe a thing in nature and painstakingly attempt to recreate it in paint. I never paint from life, or from photographs – I close my eyes and paint the images inside my head. I love the challenge of dragging something from the depths of my imagination and bringing it to life. I think it helps to remind others too that their imaginations are powerful and infinite.”

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HISTORY OVERFLOWS WITH NATURE’S BOUNTY Long before it was given the name Sunshine Coast, the region’s natural beauty was a magnet for visitors, even if it meant an arduous journey to get here, and early writers knew no bounds in their eloquence, writes Dot Whittington.

The glass houses of Yorkshire inspired the name for the mountains Maroochydore’s Club Hotel opens in 1911; Alexandra Headland beach in the 1920s; day trippers board river launches in Cotton tree in the 1920s


n 1897, a newspaper reporter left Brisbane at 8am and spent four hours on the train to Cooroy. He took a coach along the bone-shaking track through the scrub to Tewantin and then a rowboat to Noosa Heads. He noted two drawbacks to life at Noosa Heads – “the objectionable glare and the extremely vicious sandflies, especially when there is rain around”. Nevertheless, one Thursday in the 1930s, 650 passengers took the bus down the Cooroy-Tewantin Road, which had been completed in 1922, for the Easter long weekend. Those travelling on to Noosa Heads, were usually ferried by river boats such as the Miss Tewantin, as the “water route was much pleasanter and shorter than land”. Until the 1950s, most of them camped on the beach. In 1955, the Gympie Times reported: “Tewantin heralds for tourists the panoramic scenery of Noosa Heads four miles away on the coast. The Royal Mail has established an Australia-wide reputation for cuisine, service and the personality of its staff. In July, its guests included three

knights, and a millionaire owner of a chain of butcher shops. Five other titled personalities had stayed at the hotel since January. A Melbourne bookmaker ranked Tewantin ahead of Surfer’s Paradise.” Mr G.F. St John Carter, in his memoirs published in 1912 wrote, “Some of the scenery about Tewantin alone is a reward for the trip. The lakes themselves are well worth seeing… go there early in the morning when the sun is just rising over Noosa Heads and, if you are a lover of nature, you will be rewarded”. The praise was just as fulsome in the south. On November 9, 1938, the Queensland Government Tourist Board’s official guide, The Queenslander, waxed lyrical about the Blackall Range: “As we motor over tiers of foothills, it’s like mounting a gigantic staircase. Through leafy groves and open forests and upon dizzy bluffs, over razorbacks and down emerald dales, speeds the tourist coach.” Earlier, in 1925, the Queensland Government Intelligence and Tourist Bureau tourist guide reported that “Maroochydore is very charmingly placed.

The placid waters beside it are shallow and many shaded in their vagaries of green. A few miles further out is Mudjimba’s Rock, commonly called Old Woman Island. “A distant, rhythmic roar of surf always accompanies life at Maroochydore, and away beyond the queer little headland, strong eyes may see the sparkle of spray as waves beat upon the sands of the beach.” The motor-boat trip to Yandina followed the upward course of the Maroochy River: “As the banks of the stream grow nearer to each other, the beauty of the waterway is intensified by the luxuriance of the green woods on either side. Nature has remained undisturbed by tillage”. And at Caloundra, “one perceives the green-carpeted sward of the banks on which hundreds of aquatic birds, from large pelicans to small snipe, are peacefully feeding whilst further away great flocks of black swans are swimming. Ever and always about us, are the towering peaks of the Glass House Mountains”. The eloquent descriptions were written less than 100 years ago and most are still accurate today.

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY On May 17, 1770, Captain James Cook sailed past what would become the Sunshine Coast region in the Endeavour. He was 40 miles out to sea because the wind along the coast made it unfavourable to travel any closer to shore.

DID YOU KNOW? In early 1917, farmers and landholders from Eudlo and the surrounding Ilkley area sent a petition to the state Department of Lands asking it to provide a camping reserve at Mooloolah Heads (Mooloolaba) where many hinterland residents spent their holidays in tents. They were offered an area known as the Couch Patch along the Mooloolah River which included 50 acres of coastal land, set aside as a camping and water reserve. The 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast will be celebrated on August 1, 2017. In the lead-up to the occasion, My Weekly Preview will each week take a look into our region’s past. If you have any historical photos or stories email

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Sami Muirhead knows when her kids present her with breakfast on Mother’s Day, it will be the best meal of her life, no matter what it tastes like.

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five-star restaurant cannot compete with the sweetest of homemade breakfasts made by kids. On Mother’s Day last year my small and very proud children served me soggy lettuce on toast and lukewarm coffee. It was the most beautiful cup of gross sludge I have ever swallowed with three little faces watching me intently to check I was enjoying their creations. Their logic was, I like salad and I love coffee so this menu was perfect. By the time they showered me with homemade gifts, I was in complete heaven. Once you become a mum you have the superpower gift of worrying and trying to fix everyone and everything. I stress the young kid at work is cold and really should put a jumper on or else he may get sick. I worry the single mum at the shop looks tired. I tell my friend’s kids to be careful when they are going out. I hear these very uncool and very boring things coming out of my mouth, but I cannot help it. Your DNA changes forever the day you bring a life into the world. Being a mum is the greatest gift I have been given. I dread the day their tiny little chubby hands won’t fit in mine because they are all grown up.

That saying is so true: you hold their hands for a short while but their hearts forever. I know Mother’s Day is tough going for many who do not have children or who have lost their own mum. There is a void that cannot be filled because in most cases, no one loves you like your mum. Whatever your age, if you have a cold or a headache it is your mum who genuinely worries about you and cares. It is your mum who never forgets your birthday or Christmas. It is the love of a lioness mother who is always ready to take your side in arguments or to pick you up and put a Band-Aid on those bloodied knees or broken hearts. On most days, the rest of the world throws you a like on Instagram or shoots you a lazy text to tell you that you matter, but there is not a force as strong as the love of a mother for her child. As a mum I find it exhausting. And the tough teenage years are still ahead of me. So, if you are missing your mum just try to be gentle on yourself. I will keep you posted on the gourmet menu being cooked up this year. I overheard the six-year-old old telling the four-year-old I really like tuna and chocolate. Wish me luck not to gag on that combination. Happy Mother’s Day everyone.

“It was the most beautiful cup of gross sludge I have ever swallowed”

Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator. For more from Sami tune into Mix FM.


mall businesses on the Sunshine Coast risk being left behind unless they keep pace with the digital revolution and the speed at which innovation is occurring. That is the reality as digital disruption – the change that occurs when new digital technologies enhance the value of existing goods and services – becomes increasingly relevant to all of us. Though it’s been around for two or three years, digital disruption is still considered by many business owners as ‘foreign’, something that exists in apps used by Uber and Airbnb. Something that will not happen to them. They’re wrong. It’s everywhere, but this creates opportunities for everyone. Last month I visited the Myriad festival at the Powerhouse, which showcases startup business with amazing technology. Entrepreneurs were being encouraged to build businesses and be agile in a changing environment. They talked about pivoting, coding, robotics, virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Many of the 120 exhibitors were new technologies. However just as many were about process re-engineering using technology to build efficiency and productivity. That’s digital disruption in action. Soon Amazon – its international success a product of digital entrepreneurship – will reach Australia, providing challenges for

many retailers. So how do you compete and win in challenging times? Well, if you can’t beat them, join them. Each small business owner must understand how they compare with their peers in terms of technology adoption. Then, they can decide what action to take to build a business’s productivity, efficiency and capability. They can do this by completing the Queensland Government Digital Scorecard, a digital skills analysis for all businesses. It is a short questionnaire which also allows business owners to take part in free follow-up workshops. Business owners will discover digital opportunities to grow their business and make it more sustainable and efficient. At the same time, Sunshine Coast Council is funding its Level Up program aimed at helping local small and medium businesses to use digital tools, innovation principles and business solutions so they can improve productivity, profitability and their ability to compete locally, nationally and internationally. This program includes workshop elements, as well as webinars and mentoring. These pathways complement each other. Some business owners think they don’t have time, however building efficiency and productivity in your business will free up time. The worst thing you can do is nothing. Apathy is not an option. Do something about your own digital revolution.

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lternative investments are generally defined as investments that fall outside the normal asset allocation guidelines. The alternatives category encompasses a diverse range of investments that aim to provide different return and risk characteristics to traditional bonds and listed stocks. The major characteristic of alternative investments that would compel an investor to include them in an investment portfolio is that they tend to be lowly correlated with traditional asset classes. The desired outcome is that sensible use of alternative investments will further optimise an investment portfolio by reducing risk for a

given level of return or maximise the return for a given level of risk. The types of investments that are typically classified as alternative investments include: • Commodities (soft and hard); • Precious metals; • Hedge funds (and Fund of Hedge funds); • Infrastructure (non-listed); • Other direct investments, such as artwork and antiques; and • Private equity. Although these investments can be more complex and expensive to manage than the traditional kind, investors use them in the expectation of earning a premium return, taking advantage of the opportunity

…these investments can be more complex and expensive to manage… to search among less efficiently priced assets. As a result, their inclusion can improve its return and risk characteristics. The pioneers of alternative investing have been the endowment funds of major US universities such as Yale and Harvard, allowing them to earn significant, long-

standing returns. Many Australian private investors have shown little interest in alternatives, with self-managed super funds in aggregate holding a negligible amount. In part, this reflects a lack of access to viable alternative investment managers. In contrast, institutional investors have had ready access and taken advantage of the opportunity. Australia’s Future Fund, for example, currently allocates around 30 per cent of its $100 billion portfolio to alternative investments. Recently, however access to alternative investments has become easier for the general public via managed funds and ASX-traded securities. Due to the risks associated with many alternative investment strategies, including the lack of transparency and liquidity constraints, alternative investments should represent only a small percentage of an investment portfolio. We recommend that you have your investment professional review your current portfolio and determine if investing in alternative assets is suitable for you.

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KOREAN EYES ON COAST The Coast’s tourism message is set to go global as the highlights of the region are beamed to more than 1.2 million viewers via the number one travel program in Korea, The Travels of Nearly Everywhere: everywhereK. Supported by Visit Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Council, Brisbane Marketing and Trade & Investment Queensland, two 50-minute episodes were filmed in the region earlier this year by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). A number of travel experiences and businesses will be featured in the show. Visit Sunshine Coast CEO, Simon Latchford, says it is a great opportunity to tap into the emerging market of South Korea. It is also a way to create awareness of the region and build capacity and demand for the new international Sunshine Coast Airport, due to be completed in 2020, he says.







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THE FUTURE STARTS HERE This 12-page feature is an initiative of the Education and Research Taskforce, delivered by Sunshine Coast Council.


he Sunshine Coast is a location that offers unparalleled opportunities. A recent report from renowned demographer Bernard Salt predicts our population will reach 550,000 by 2040 and the region’s game changer projects, which are

coming to life through a mixture of private and public investment, will see a more vibrant and innovative region with expanding career options. There are seven high-value industries in the region that have been identified as part of the Regional Economic Development Strategy.


The council has teamed up with My Weekly Preview to highlight what these industries are, how they are the keys to future employment and economic strength in the region and how the high school students of today can gear their educational pathways towards an exciting career.




The $347-million airport expansion will be completed by 2020 and will deliver a new 2450m x 45 metre runway. It is estimated the airport expansion will deliver 2230 jobs in the period through to 2040.

The Sunshine Coast University Hospital officially opened in April 2017 with 450 beds and will grow to 738 beds by 2021. The SCUH is estimated to employ 3000 full-time staff (about 3800 in staff head count) growing to 4600 when fully operational.



The Sunshine Coast Health Precinct, opposite the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, is the largest health precinct currently being developed in Australia. Coupled with the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, the co-located $150-million, 200-bed private hospital, and the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI), the overall precinct provides high-level medical training and translational research. On completion, the hospital and the adjacent health precinct are expected to create around12,000 ongoing jobs.

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The Sunshine Plaza’s $400-million expansion began in late 2016 and on completion by Christmas 2018, will include more than 34,000 square metres of additional retail space with the region’s first David Jones department store, a new BIG W and more than 100 new speciality stores, providing hundreds of new retail job opportunities.

The Sunshine Coast Council’s 15 megawatt solar farm at Valdora will have more than 57,000 solar panels generating electricity into Energex’s network when it is operational in mid-2017. At its peak, the solar farm will generate 15 megawatts of electricity from the sun.

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2025 MAROOCHYDORE CBD Image is indicative only.

The Sunshine Coast capital, Maroochydore, is being transformed into a vibrant and sustainable 21st century city with a new CBD that will create more than 15,000 jobs. The city centre will include smart technology to assist with city guides, climate-controlled buildings, open data initiatives to monitor usage of facilities, public transport, surveillance systems and traffic management, and feature Australia’s first CBD-wide underground automated waste collection system. The city centre will capture, store and reuse storm water while utilising renewable energy and efficient building design. The new CBD will also provide an estimated $4.4 billion boost to the Sunshine Coast economy.



The Caloundra Aerodrome has a masterplan to expand with new sites designated for emerging and existing businesses. By 2030 it is predicted that the number of annual aviation movements will increase to 84,000. The aerodrome will evolve to cater for an increased number of small to medium, high-value businesses including aircraft systems design, manufacture and fitment, engineering, aircraft modification and repair.




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Light rail connecting Maroochydore to Caloundra. While this project is in early planning stages, it will likely generate in excess of 9000 jobs over the life of the project.

As one of Queensland’s fastest growing regions, the Sunshine Coast is becoming one of Australia’s leading city regions for the 21st century. The Sunshine Coast is building a new $33-billion economy based on a clear 20-year economic plan that supports transformational capital investment and encourages growth in seven high-value industries that will provide a platform for enduring employment opportunities for our young people. The development of the new Maroochydore City Centre, the Sunshine Coast Airport expansion, and the recently opened Sunshine Coast University Hospital are among a handful of ‘game changer’ projects that will also provide outstanding future career opportunities. The $1.87-billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital is estimated to offer around 4600 jobs once fully commissioned. We want as many of our residents as possible to fill those jobs as part of pursuing a career right here on the Sunshine Coast. Events like the Future Careers + 2025 Expo on May 23 are crucial to providing our young people with a clear understanding of the career opportunities that will be available for them. In addition to this, the Coast has again been named as one of the world’s Smart21 Communities, recognised for applying digital technology to deliver economic opportunities that lead to jobs, investment and development. Our region is also pursuing the opportunity to secure an international broadband submarine cable, which will connect the region and Queensland directly to international markets. This will provide the Coast with a significant competitive edge for businesses operating in a digital environment and potentially generate new employment opportunities within our knowledge, digital and other technology dependent industries. Investing in our young people and creating opportunities for the future are all about building resilience and certainty for the future of our communities. The future of the Sunshine Coast is bright and we are well-placed to capitalise on the opportunities that technology and innovation will enable, and the careers that will result. The Future Careers Expo will help our youth discover the pathways they need to help us create a region that is healthy, smart and creative. Mark Jamieson Mayor Sunshine Coast Council

Aura, The City of Colour, will cover 24 square kilometres and have more than 20,000 dwellings with 50,000 residents in 30 years. The project will provide an estimated 20,000 onsite and 20,000 offsite jobs over the next three decades. Aura will also provide ongoing construction and associated employment in that time. The first suburb, Baringa, is taking shape. The main street, town square and civic parkland will be operational by the end of 2017.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING As the largest employer on the Sunshine Coast, there are many opportunities to begin and advance a career in health.



hether your interest is following a medical path, preventative health or aged care, all careers in the health and wellbeing industry are important. With the ever-growing and ageing population there will be an increasing demand for health services and many students who are in high school now on the Sunshine Coast have the opportunity to pursue a sustainable career in this interesting industry. CURRENT INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT The health and wellbeing industry is the largest employer on the Sunshine Coast, with the latest figures showing 1700 healthcare businesses employing around 21,000 people. The industry is expected to double its employment numbers by 2033. Underpinning that growth on the Coast is the largest new health and medical precinct in Australia. PROJECTED GROWTH The Coast’s health and wellbeing industry is expected to remain the largest regional employer in 2025, therefore creating an increasing demand for trained and skilled professionals.


Registered nurses (RN) and all other nursing roles • Additional nurses will be required in medical, allied health and aged care fields due to high industry growth and the expected population expansion on the Sunshine Coast.

“The industry workforce is expected to grow rapidly in the next 10 to 15 years”

The industry workforce is expected to grow rapidly in the next 10 to 15 years, opening up 40,000 jobs within the region and generating long-term employment opportunities in health, wellbeing, aged care and other linked sectors.

Health information management (health informatics) • A multidisciplinary field that uses health information technology to improve health care. The disciplines involved include information science, computer science, social science, behavioural science, management science, and others to deliver eHealth. Preventative and allied healthcare • Examples include assistants in nursing, personal care attendant, physiotherapists. Healthy ageing and encouraging independent living is the focus of future healthcare in 2025.






Physical Education

Information Technology

Home Economics

Health & Performance

Health Support Services Certificate 2

Basic Health Care Certificate 3

*See your VET coordinator for certificate training in health that may be available at your school.

TAFE Queensland East Coast can offer training in a range of clinical and non-clinical areas to complement your existing skills. Training opportunities include: Accounting and Finance

Dental Assisting

Leadership & Management

Work Health & Safety

Business Administration (Medical)

Health Administration




Project Management

*See your VET coordinator for certificate training in health that may be available at your school.

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MEDICAL CAREER OPTIONS There are many careers available in the health and wellbeing industry. While some opportunities require a degree level in medicine, associated degrees also include business, engineering or computer science. There are also great opportunities for certificate-level qualifications such as in aged care. Because the industry is rapidly growing and adapting, it is recommended that students contact the university, TAFE or other institutions to see which qualifications are needed in order to enter their chosen career. Here are some of the different careers students can pursue for employment.

• General practitioner • Urogynaecologist • Audiologist • Cardiologist • Epidemiologist • Immunologist • Medical geneticist • Neurologists • Ophthalmologist • Paleopathologist • Physiologist • Psychiatrist • Surgeons

• Nurses • Geriatrician • Allergist • Dentistry • Family practicing • Infectious disease specialist • Microbiologist • Neurosurgeon • Orthopaedic surgeon • Parasitologist • Physiatrist • Pulmonologist

• Junior and senior administrators • Urologist • Gastroenterologist • Andrologists • Dermatologists • Haematologists • Internal medicine specialists • Neonatologist • Obstetrician • ENT specialists • Pathologists

• Plastic surgeon • Radiologists • Clinical coders • Gynaecologist • Colorectal surgeon • Anaesthesiologists • Endocrinologists • Internists • Nephrologist • Oncologists • Perinatologist • Paediatricians • Podiatrists

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With an ever-increasing population, there is growing demand for education and research professionals on the Coast.



he education industry is undergoing a transition on a national scale to put greater focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, otherwise known as STEM subjects. Almost $65 million has been allocated for 10 initiatives under the Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM program as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda. The scope for future careers in teaching is ever expanding. Future teachers will be required to have STEM skills providing for 75 per cent of jobs in the fastest-growing industries over the next five to 10 years. CURRENT INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT The education and training industry is the fourth largest employer on the Sunshine Coast and employs 9546 people. Teachers, administration staff and vocational trainers are employed across 73 primary and secondary schools, a university, three TAFE campuses and about 400 private training organisations. The University of the Sunshine Coast is the single, largest educational institution currently employing 1100 staff to cater for 12,500 students. The university recently underwent an expansion project, adding a new building to the Sippy Downs campus.


K–12 teachers • These teachers are tasked with shaping the young minds of the next generation of students from kindergarten through to Year 12. Teachers create, plan and carry out lessons for a variety of the subject areas, set and mark assignments and mentor students to help them meet the school curriculum.

“Employment in the education industry on the Coast is expected to double”

PROJECTED GROWTH Employment in the education industry on the Sunshine Coast is expected to double, making it the second largest employer by 2033. Employment opportunities will arise from ‘game-changer’ development projects involving construction of new primary and secondary schools, preschools, childcare centres and private training colleges.

Educational administration staff • These staff provide essential assistance with the day-to-day business activities of running an educational institution. Without them, the universities, primary schools, secondary schools and kindergartens cannot function efficiently. Vocational trainer • Specialised teachers with five to 10 years of on-the-job experience. These teachers look after the traineeships and apprenticeships of students looking for an educational pathway outside of university. Trainers hold a training and assessment certificate and qualifications in the area they are training in.




Mathematics A, B & C


Technology Studies

Engineering Technology


Engineering Skills

Information Processing & Technology


Information Technology Systems


Integrated Learning Pathway

Headstart Program

Master’s Degree Business / Education / MBA

Tertiary Preparation Pathway

Transfer of Program

Certificate IV in Education Support

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III in Education Support

Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

*Full-time & part-time offered


ONLINE COURSES, CAREER COLLEGES AND WORK BASED LEARNING Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – Open Universities Australia Certificate III in Education Support – Open Universities Australia

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KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRIES AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES The most innovative and creative minds will find a challenging and rewarding career in the world of technology.



ith so many game changer projects on the Sunshine Coast, the digital economy is poised to continue to expand and increase employment opportunities. The nature of technology means skills learned in knowledge and professional services can be easily transferred to other fields. All workplaces use, or could use, computers, mobiles, tablets, wearables and other technologies and so have the capacity to look out for innovative and creative individuals with skills in advanced technology solutions. CURRENT INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT The Sunshine Coast IT industry is in its early stages of development, with a number of small to medium enterprises supporting specific activities. Among them is Schoolzine, a digital newsletter pioneer with more than 25,000 eNewsletters that service hundreds of schools around the country. Storytelling and creative industries will also increasingly play a stronger role in our globally connected communities. PROJECTED GROWTH With the region offering an environmentally friendly hotspot for technology and innovation, more startups will lead to the creation of


Data scientist • Analyses large data to understand and predict consumer behaviour. May involve specialisations such as mathematics, statistics, modelling, medical science and engineering. Large demand for this career will be found within the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and surrounding health precinct.

“It is foreseeable the number of IT jobs could triple by 2025” Australia’s own Silicon Beach. The rollout of the National Broadband Network will provide greater bandwidth and internet speeds, vastly improving the industry as dependence on cloud computing continues to increase. Due to the scale of the proposed projects and population increase across the region, it is foreseeable the number of IT jobs could triple by 2025.

Computer systems analyst • Ensure that an organisation’s technological needs are met and are constantly improving with the advancements and demands of the increasingly connected world. Demand for these skills will be bolstered by the Maroochydore CBD, Aura and Oceanside developments. Software and app developer • Designers and programmers who create software applications, programs, websites, augmented reality and virtual reality for clients. Demand for this career will be found within all of the game changer projects, for startups, international firms and local businesses and organisations.




Graphic design

Electronics Technology

Web Design

Information Technology


Work experience

Art and Design



Creative Industries

Film and TV


Headstart Program

Tertiary Preparation Pathway

Integrated Learning Pathway

Bachelor of Serious Games

TAFE EDUCATION PATHWAY Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking – Traineeship

Diploma of Information Technology Networking

Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies

Diploma of Website Development

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology

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Skillsoft IT Courses

Learn to code courses

Open Universities

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The industry is set to almost double by 2025, with population growth placing a higher demand on aviation services.


he Sunshine Coast is home to a diverse aviation industry encompassing domestic and international travel, pilot training, education, manufacturing, engineering, design, charter services, emergency services and maintenance. The Sunshine Coast Airport and Caloundra Aerodrome are the two aviation facilities in the region containing high-value, small and medium sized businesses which partner with aviation related organisations worldwide. Both airports have a diverse and dynamic range of businesses and activities that will attract differing business and investment opportunities within the aviation industry. CURRENT INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT Caloundra Aerodrome supports general aviation activity with around 40,000 movements of aircraft and helicopters each year. Although it does not provide for large passenger services, there are many businesses, based at the aerodrome, with a focus on modifying helicopters, airline and flight training, advanced engineering manufacturing and training, plus an Air Museum which attracts tourists from all around Australia. The Sunshine Coast Airport, located in Marcoola, welcomes more than one million passengers annually and is one of Australia’s leading regional airports for passenger traffic and medium to larger scale businesses. It is Australia’s first carbon neutral accredited airport and employs more than

600 people, contributes more than $475 million to the Coast’s economy and is the largest council operated airport in Australia with 600,000 people in the airport catchment area. PROJECTED GROWTH The aviation and aerospace industry is set to almost double by 2025 as population growth places higher demand on the current airports. Noted for innovation and creative thinking, the aviation industry will continue to accelerate towards 2025 in order to meet its economic, technological and eco-efficiency goals. Industry infrastructure expansion will allow access to the dynamic Asian region and the Coast is striving to be a leader in the implementation of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) or UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) training, education, design, and development.



Advanced engineering • Engineering can take many specialised forms, from aeronautical, aircraft, avionics, and mechanical to civil. There are also emerging fields in unmanned aerial vehicles. Airport operations • Running an airport requires a host of professions, including project managers, accountants, administration, airline staff, air traffic control staff, and ground operations. Pilots • The most recognisable career in aviation, pilots are always required for domestic, charter, light aircraft, helicopters, as well as UAV and UAS.






Aerospace Studies

Engineering Skills

Engineering Technology

Information Communication Technology

Information Processing Technology

Information Technology Systems

Technology Studies


Business Communication & Technologies

Business Management


Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Information & Communication Technology

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Education

ONLINE COURSES, CAREER COLLEGES AND WORK BASED LEARNING Diploma of Aviation – Instrument Flight Operations (Aero Dynamic Flight Academy, Flight Training)

Certificate IV in Aviation – Commercial aero plane Pilots License (Aero Dynamic Flight Academy, Flight Training)

Commercial Pilots License (Aero Dynamic Flight Academy, Advanced Flight Theory)

Airline Transport Pilot License – Theory (Advanced Flight Theory)

Private Pilot License (Flight Training)

Certificate I, II & III in Aviation

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TOURISM, SPORT AND LEISURE In a region renowned as a tourism and lifestyle destination, there is always an expectation for quality venues and events.


ith pristine beaches, a lush hinterland and myriad adventure and leisure activities on offer, not to mention accommodation houses and eateries to rival some of the best in the country, the Sunshine Coast tourism industry is one of the key drivers of the economy. It provides more than 16,200 direct and indirect tourism jobs. CURRENT INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT Almost 9.5 million visitors spent more than $3 billion last year, with international visitors staying an average of 13.4 nights. In 2017 the Sunshine Coast will host major and regional events that will be attended by an estimated 100,000 visitors to the region. PROJECTED GROWTH Growth in this industry in Australia is projected to stem from a modest increase in leisure tourism as well as in education tourism and medical tourism. On the Sunshine Coast, a growth in tourism translates to a growth in almost all industries as tourists consume a diverse range of products and services and tourism operators draw on a wide range of industries to deliver their products and services. The local industry is expected to provide jobs for more than 21,000 people by 2024.



Service roles • There are a wide range of career options within this industry, including hospitality wait staff, housekeeping, chefs and travel agents.

“The Coast tourism industry is one of the key drivers of the economy”

Hospitality management • Usually more highly qualified than service staff, managers are required to run cafes, restaurants, hotels, motels and other services. Industry specific professional services • Specialisations such as event management, marketing and digital development services help to ensure venues and events run smoothly.



Mathematics A, B & C

Health Education

Home Economics

Physical Education


Food Science

Health Nutrition

Computer Skills

Kitchen Operations

Food & Textile Studies



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Mooloolaba Campus Dual Diploma of Hospitality Management / Diploma of Business

Cert III Hospitality, Waitressing

Cert III Hospitality, front office

Basic Barista Short Course

Apprenticeship, Cert III Commercial Cookery (Block work)

Cert III Commercial Cookery

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Diploma of Travel & Tourism Management

Cert III in Travel

Cert III in Tourism

Diploma of Event Management

Cert III in Events

Diploma of Sport Development with a focus on Golf

Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation

Diploma of Sport Development with a focus on Fitness

Cert III in Fitness

Diploma of Sport Development with a focus on Surfing

Cert III Fashion Design

Cert III Photography

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AGRIBUSINESS Agribusiness is not just about traditional farming, fishing and horticulture. New technology and value added processing is providing an exciting future for this industry.


he agribusiness industry on the Sunshine Coast is home to more than 800 small and medium-sized niche businesses and comprises primary producers, processors, food manufacturers, growers, farmers and nurseries, agri-tourism and local food networks. Advances in technology will create employment opportunities for experts in digital, robotics, drones, agricultural machinery, repair and maintenance, food technology, nutrition and innovation. Businesses will continue to seek staff who can improve efficiencies and logistics and develop their products through food technology and design led principles. Many young people enter the industry through internships or work experience during secondary school, tertiary or vocational studies. In the two years to 2015, the value of the Sunshine Coast food and agribusiness industry increased by 20 per cent to $670 million. Processing is a growth segment, with some businesses experiencing increases of up to 70 per cent in 2016 (13 per cent was the average). The average Sunshine Coast processing business turns over $14.5 million. CURRENT INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT The agribusiness industry employs 5000 people in the region and has made strong productivity growth during the past five years, injecting around $670 million into the economy. Some of the high value segments within the industry are poultry, which contributes


“Advances in technology will


create opportunities for experts in digital, robotics, drones,

Production staff • Are involved in harvesting, farming, fishing and working in factories. They provide the main source of labour to a business and are the first point of interaction with a product.

agricultural machinery”

41 per cent of the value of primary production in the region, seafood 20 per cent, while strawberries, pineapples and ginger contribute 26 per cent. Cattle and dairy contribute six per cent and smaller businesses make up the remaining seven per cent. The region also has a vibrant value-adding segment, which contributes some $250 million to local agribusiness. Seafood contributes $130 million in value-add processing and when combined with its $55 million production value, it is the Coast’s most valuable industry segment.

Digital, IT and mechanical staff • Provide businesses with expertise in the digital sector. They are specialists that can implement new technologies, analyse data sets and provide digital solutions for agribusinesses. Management, marketing, HR and business admin staff • Run the day-to-day business operations. They are responsible for developing new products, marketing and managing new and existing staff and logistics.


Agricultural Science

Aquatic Practices


Earth Science


Maths A, B, C


Business Management




Engineering Technology

Information & Communication

Hospitality Studies


Agricultural and Forest Ecology

Agricultural Machinery


Economic Development

Complementary Food and Nutrition

Environmental Health

Risk Management

Food in Society

Food Marketing

Food Safety: Laws, Regulations

Food Service Systems

Food Studies

Nutrition and Dietetic Practice

Nutritional Biochemistry

Pharmaceutical and Food Microbiology

Principles of Nutrition

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CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES More stringent policies on carbon and waste reduction means demand for clean tech professionals is on the rise.


he region has already been recognised as a hub for clean technology businesses and aligns with Sunshine Coast Council’s vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative. The clean tech industry includes a host of businesses that create new technologies in order to benefit the environment and boost business productivity and efficiency. The sector consists of four main areas, including water, waste, energy and the built environment. On the Sunshine Coast, clean tech businesses strive to provide continuous improvement to people, the planet and profits. CURRENT INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT The Sunshine Coast clean technology industry employs 1770 people and accounts for 1.5 per cent of all business in the region. There are around 150 small to medium businesses in this sector generating $214 million in economic activity. Clean technologies have the ability to directly influence the manufacturing industry, which is the fourth largest industry on the Sunshine Coast. The manufacturing industry creates niche products such as camper trailers, caravans, water management systems, weir minerals, pre-built houses, trussing, framing and metal work for businesses.



Environmental scientist • Designs technologies to help businesses become more environmentally sustainable. Examples include technology that removes or reduces pollutants, increases water efficiency and better handles stormwater and wastewater. Environmental scientists may also design transport efficiency through electric and hybrid vehicles, biodiesel-fuelled buses, boats and aircraft that emit fewer carbon emissions.

“The Sunshine Coast has the potential to become a national business hub”

Smart building designers • Design efficient and ergonomic buildings using smart design and sustainably sourced materials to maximise physical space and lower operational costs through less reliance on airconditioning or lights, which also reduces power consumption.

PROJECTED GROWTH The Sunshine Coast has the potential to become a national business hub for niche clean technologies and solutions and is set to employ more than 2000 people by 2025. As more stringent policy and cost reduction regarding waste and carbon production comes into effect, businesses will demand more clean technology to position themselves as a ‘green company’, or to avoid penalties that come through excess waste. This market condition will lead to a surge for clean tech ideas and solutions, which the Coast has the opportunity to provide.

Recycling and pollution prevention professionals • Design control systems to prevent air and water pollution and operating systems that convert waste to energy. These professionals may also provide consultation and educational services to businesses seeking to reduce wastage and promote recycling.


Building & Constructions Skills

Engineering Skills

Information Technology Systems

Mathematics A, B & C


Earth Science

Marine Science

Agricultural Science

Engineering Technology




Technology Studies


Health Degrees (Major or Minor in Sustainability)

Education Degrees (Major or Minor in Sustainability)

Engineering Degrees (Major or Minor in Sustainability)

Arts Degrees (Major or Minor in Sustainability)

Business Degrees (Major or Minor in Sustainability)

Dual Diploma of Sustainability (Mooloolaba Campus)

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (Apprenticeship )– Nambour

Certificate III in Automotive Service Technology (Traineeship) – Nambour

Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (Apprenticeship) – Nambour

Certificate II, III in Plumbing (Apprenticeship)

Certificate III in Gas Fitting – Nambour

Certificate II, III in Electrotechnology Systems Electrician (Apprenticeship) – Nambour

Certificate II, III in Engineering (Apprenticeship) – Nambour

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology – Mooloolaba


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Innovation and dedication are in abundance among Coast industry leaders. We have connected with some of the best to showcase the possibilities that await if you pursue a career in one of the region’s seven high-value industries.



n his decades of working on the land, Nathan Roy implemented an integrated pest management program to disperse the helpful predator mite, among his crops to counteract the harmful red spider mite and two-spotted spider mite, which affect hundreds of crops. However, he found dispersing them manually brought about inconsistencies. So, he started to look at ways he could create a more controlled and efficient solution. When Roy came across information about drones on the internet, the first seeds for Aerobugs were planted. “I had a design that I wanted to try and achieve, but I had to start with what I could get and after many systems, I hired a draftsman and we drew up a design and went from there,” he says. “For over 50 years, farmers have been releasing the predator mites by hand, costing them time and money to do so, but I developed a new system of dispensing these mites from above with heavy lift UAVs that are calibrated correctly to dispense the mites evenly from above the crops.” Since Roy and business partner Nathan

Horne officially launched Aerobugs in 2014, their services are used by 95 per cent of Queensland strawberry growers and 98 per cent of South Australian strawberry growers. The innovative technology can also provide infrared scans of crops and has the capability to be programmed according to GPS points to ensure crops on even the most difficult terrain are properly treated. This has attracted the attention of companies in Europe and the US, who have approached Roy for demonstrations.

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t was 14 years ago, at the age of 25, when Will Shrapnel launched HeliMods at the Caloundra Aerodrome. Armed with a small hangar space and a $5000 credit card, Shrapnel has invested tens of thousands of hours in his business and achieved his dream of producing one of the best helicopter modification companies in the world. He now completes work for companies based all around Australia, as well as companies in America and Canada. Here, he shares his insight into the industry: 1. How do you feel the Sunshine Coast aviation industry has changed and evolved since you started HeliMods?

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Aviation has always been strong on the Sunshine Coast and there is a rich history of successful businesses that have operated from our region, however only in more recent times has the industry been more widely recognised for the contribution it makes to our economy. 2. What are some of the most positive changes you have seen? The formal recognition as one of the Sunshine Coast’s seven high-value industries has been a huge positive change. This formal recognition should help align and focus local government decision making to create better conditions for business to grow and invest in this key industry. 3. Do you think opportunities for young

“A lot of the farmers are already thinking out of the box as it is, to give the end consumer a good product, but Aerobugs is a way for them to streamline their integrated pest management processes so they can reduce their use of chemicals, which is what most farmers want to do,” Roy says. For students looking at a career in food and agribusiness, or some of the innovative technology-based offshoots, Roy recommends learning how to communicate with farmers by studying the processes they use on a daily basis.

people have improved? There is more diversity within our industry now compared to when I started out, so in that regard there is a broader range of opportunities for aviation careers available today. I still feel, however, that there needs to be much stronger investment in our industry if we want to compete for more of the aviation and related technical careers that will be created as the broader industry evolves and grows. 4. What is your advice to students looking at a career in aviation? Get hands-on experience as soon as you can and get involved with industry where possible. Spend time at the Queensland Air Museum and look at the amazing flying machines and associated technology that has gone before us. Spend time at the local airports watching what comes and goes and what is parked around the airfield. Build and fly model aircraft, and experiment with new designs and technology along the way and finally, look at what you love doing and what you are good at and aim to align your studies with the career you want. 5. What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned? You truly are the master of your own destiny. Don’t wait or expect opportunities to come to you, this industry is very competitive and if you want to enjoy a successful career in aviation, you must be prepared to do the hard yards.

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magine stepping into another world, where you can examine minute details clearly and experience design concepts or scenarios before they become a reality. This immensely powerful tool is one students at the University of the Sunshine Coast can access every time they step into The Cave2. Housed inside the state-of-the-art Visualisation Studio, The Cave2 is part of the five-star Green Star rated Engineering Learning Hub, which delivers world-class learning and teaching facilities over three levels with cuttingedge 2D and 3D virtual reality techniques. There are only four Cave2 systems in the world that can provide a near-seamless, 320-degree, panoramic immersive 3D virtual environment, and USC was the first to use the technology for teaching and learning rather than solely for research. USC Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering executive dean Professor John Bartlett says the Cave2 is used in many ways. “For teaching, students are routinely exposed to rich immersive 3D environments that help them engage with their learning in ways that are not possible in a conventional textbook-only, or chalk and talk, universe. In a recent immersive experience, students travelled through the wall of a human cell to learn how cells operate,” he says. “New material is continually being developed for our teaching. USC’s aim is for every first-year student to have at least one educational experience in the Cave2. “It’s fantastic for teachers to watch the ‘ah ha’ moment as students really understand, for the first time, how drugs such a beta blockers work in the body, or how the complex machinery within a human cell functions, or how an

“I think we’ve yet to realise the full potential of this amazing facility” Professor John Bartlett

engineering structure sustains load.” Bartlett says schools, politicians and community organisations like Rotary have enjoyed everything from STEM activities through to 3D fly-overs of the Sunshine Coast. The Cave2 is a priceless tool in many other areas allowing environmental and ecological surveys to be processed and displayed in 3D to enable animal habitats and populations or erosion events to be visualised. It can also recreate the data from an MRI scan to build an immersive visualisation of a human brain. “Everything about the Cave2 is out of the box, because academics and developers are

striving to explore concepts in ways not previously attempted,” Bartlett says. “I think we’ve yet to realise the full potential of this amazing facility. It is having a tremendous impact in our teaching, and it has added new dimensions to our engagement with partners, collaborators and visitors.” The principal systems integrator for the visualisation facilities was Mechdyne Corporation, a US-based company that is a leading global provider of high-end, audio visual, virtual reality systems and simulators Mechdyne CEO Chris Clover says USC is leading the way in innovation.



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emand for health professionals across all disciplines is growing and the development of the Sunshine Coast Health Precinct will ensure this growth is sustainable for many years to come. The next generation of Sunshine Coast trained health professionals will have access to the best technology possible, with the 10,000-squaremetre Sunshine Coast Health Institute offering state-of-the-art training facilities. Located between the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, SCHI is already home to more than 1000 University of the Sunshine Coast and TAFE Queensland East Coast students. SCHI director Anton Sanker says the facility provides an opportunity for students to become immersed in a hospital campus, allowing for a more seamless transition into the hospital work environment. “SCHI has a full suite of high fidelity clinical

simulation training rooms including a surgical theatre, intensive care unit, birthing and resuscitation rooms. These rooms are fitted with state of the art technology and exact replicas of the hospital clinical environment,” Sanker says. TAFE Queensland East Coast Head of Nursing Jo-Liz Prosser says the SCHI facility offers students an innovative study experience. “The unique collaboration of the SCHI will enable Diploma and Bachelor students to cohabitate in a purpose-built training facility and utilise shared resources; providing a greater practical experience in their clinical skills training, resulting in an increased skill level prior to hospital placements and employment,” Prosser says. “Students studying at SCHI are for the first time ever able to walk from the classroom immediately into a fully operational hospital for hands-on practical training which

Anton Sanker guarantees their skills become second nature and they graduate job-ready.” The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute has strong ties with the facility and has a number of research projects on the go that will link with SCHI research.

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ur region has a unique entrepreneurial ecosystem network of education programs, co-working spaces, advocacy, events and meetups, which has developed organically across the community. This provides young people with a wealth of opportunities that can help connect and support them on their journey. Study Sunshine Coast – An initiative of the Sunshine Coast Council, the regional Education and Research Industry Taskforce and Education Sunshine Coast, the Study Sunshine Coast portal is all about promoting the education, lifestyle and career opportunities that are available in the region to international and domestic students. Visit Digital Sunshine Coast – This collaborative project is hosted by Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast in partnership with the council and a network of organisations and individuals, in a bid to connect people on the topic of digital innovation.

Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance – The Creative Alliance provides advocacy, networking and professional development, as well as showcases the region’s creative and knowledge industries. GovHack Sunshine Coast – This annual event explores the opportunities for new products and services based on open data sets. Sunshine Coast Council HackFest – An annual event promoting the creative use of open data. Mountain Creek State High School Coding and Innovation Hub – Provides professional development opportunities for teachers and advanced coding for students. Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards – This annual program is for youth in grades 10-12 to showcase innovative ideas, learn new skills and win prizes. CoderDojo Sunshine Coast – For school children, this free coding club is held on Saturdays during the school term.


Startup Weekend Youth – This annual weekend event helps school children to progress their ideas into business opportunities. Generation Innovation – This annual challenge is for 15-25 year olds wanting to start their own business. For more information on these and other initiatives, please visit au/Business/Future-Careers



interested and involved in food and agribusiness at as many levels along the value chain to start building an empathetic understanding of the industry. That could include volunteering or getting work experience at a local farm, cafe, food retailer, growing your vegetables, creating your own recipes, dining out at restaurants, visiting delis, supermarkets and farmer markets at any opportunity, studying ingredients list on food packaging, joining FAN as a student member and networking at local events and workshops all about food and agribusiness.

acqui Wilson-Smith is one of the most recognisable faces in the Sunshine Coast’s agribusiness industry. Wilson-Smith is in charge of global innovation for McCormick, which owns Gourmet Garden. She is the chairman of the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) and recently received the Rural Industries and Development Corporation Queensland Rural Woman’s Award. IN HER WORDS Here, the advocate for innovative thinking shares her vision for the future of the industry: I started at Gourmet Garden in 2009 and since then it feels that the food industry on the Sunshine Coast is getting smarter, more creative and continues to be green. The Coast is a magnet for attracting creative, progressive people who value the quality and provenance of our food. As our infrastructure and services improve, such as the University of the Sunshine Coast outputs quality business and marketing graduates, our airport expands, our Innovation Centre curates food accelerator programs for start-ups and our collaborative industry network, FAN thrives and creates a sharing and mentoring environment, I can see the Coast becoming renowned as the most progressive food innovation hub in Australia. There will be a focus on high quality, health and wellness, technically savvy and sustainable solutions in food and agribusiness. Global improvements in IT and digital communications are a fantastic enabler to connect our region to the rest of the world and cut out any issues related to distance.

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It has also helped to improve opportunities for young people looking to establish a career in agribusiness. Global and international opportunities for young people are now here on the greater Sunshine Coast thanks to IT. I’d like to see the greater Sunshine Coast region more actively attract creative, talented global citizens with big picture thinking, who care about world issues. I have always been an advocate of travel to broaden one’s horizons, spark creativity and to develop a greater empathy for others, so I will be encouraging my three children as they grow up to travel and perhaps spend some time living in other parts of the world. I will also be hoping that they will consider returning to settle on Sunshine Coast as it will offer viable and exciting career options as well as an extraordinary lifestyle. For students looking to get involved in agribusiness as a career, I suggest you get


MY TOP THREE TIPS FOR STUDENTS LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN AGRIBUSINESS ARE: 1. Learn about design led thinking and realise that it’s all about being 100 per cent customer centric and empathising with your customer along their entire customer experience journey. That means their relationship with your business is much greater than just the product or service you sell. It includes how they first heard about your business, how they find you, and how they discard you and how they consider repurchase. 2. Have a positive attitude to failure. Always be in beta mode and prepare yourself for change. Mitigate risks by constantly reaching out to your customers to find out where you are failing, so that you can then focus on finding solutions. Embrace rapid prototyping to test first at every step. 3. Collaborate with others and surround yourself with a diverse bunch of people who will respectfully challenge each other to think differently.

Sunshine Coast Council’s Future Careers+2025 Expo will be held at Lake Kawana Community Centre on May 23 from 9am to 3.30pm. This year, it will combine with Health Heroes to highlight the impact of technology on all seven Sunshine Coast high-value industries and the jobs of the future. More than 1500 high school students are expected to embrace hands-on displays from some 70 exhibitors, which will showcase advances like how 3D printing is changing the world of prosthetics and gourmet food, how holo-lenses are impacting education and training, how virtual reality is redesigning the tourism experience, and how ordinary household downpipes will soon be capable of powering a house. Mayor Mark Jamieson says it is important for young people to look to the future when choosing their career paths. “It doesn’t matter if you want to be a plumber, mechanic, chef, or scientist, technology will play an integral part in the future of all jobs,” he says. “Sunshine Coast Council is proactive in ensuring students are prepared to meet the future needs of our growing economy.” There are still places available for Coast schools and students to attend. For more information, email tim.mcgee@sunshinecoast.qld. or visit sunshinecoast.

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Sass & Bide Shattered Allure frames $264, Eyes on Buderim

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Jendi sudette mini skirt $109, Yellow Oak

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Suzanne from Gingers Boutique suggests pairing separates together from the same palette, to keep that common thread running through your outfit.

Brave + True Astrid bag $89, Gingers Boutique Zig zag top $65.95, Shevita

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Todd Widdicombe recommends drinking Pirate Life Brewing Pale Ale super cold.


omeone recently called me a serial beer snob. Seriously? Me, a beer snob? Well if it means not drinking fizzy yellow water then yes, I guess I am. To be fair, one of the main reasons I drink good beer to begin with is because you can’t drink bacon. And serial beer snob? These days I only really drink on two occasions, when I’m thirsty and when I’m not. Oh and also when it’s my birthday and when it’s not. OK, sometimes I drink when it’s raining… and when it’s not. But that’s not the point right? The point is life’s far too short to drink bad beer, take the dinosaurs for instance, they

didn’t drink craft beer and look what happened to them. They’re not here. Coincidence? No way, I’m not taking any chances. I rest my case… of beer. My wife and I had a ‘talk’ on the weekend about the health effects of drinking so much beer. I was like, “Babe we’ve been through this before, beer is made from hops, hops are plants, therefore beer is salad. I’ve just had a six-pack of salad.” She’s wasn’t buying it. Then to lighten the mood I asked her, “What do you get if you cross a bear and a deer?” A beer. Still nothing. Oh and as an aside I read recently that if you ever encounter a bear in the woods you have to make yourself as big as possible. That doesn’t mean talking about how much you earn, or your awesome car or how hot your missus is. In some ways, that guy deserved to die. But I digress. On a more serious note, my wife and I then divided up the talks we’d be having with our daughter as she gets older. Michelle is taking care of puberty, sex, university and money and I’m handling zombies. What a team. You see that’s the difference between men and women in a marriage. My wife sees a chair in a shop and thinks that’ll look nice with the rug in the

living room, where I see a chair in the shop and think chair. It’s a delicate balance where the complicated meets the simple (us blokes) and becomes simplicated. On that note, I’m not sure what’s going on but I’m getting the vibe that Michelle’s unhappy about something. The other morning she said, “Is this honestly your idea of an anniversary present?”, and I was like “Roger that, but babe you forgot to say ‘over’, over. Babe, do you copy, over?” Moral of the story? Don’t buy cheap walkie talkies, the range is average at best. This week we tuck into another of the Pirate Life Brewing company’s fully sick delights. Originally from WA and now based firmly in Adelaide, the gents behind Pirate Life have spent years honing their craft, a journey that took them from Perth to Scotland to Margaret River and beyond. Now running a successful craft beer empire, they continue to strive to bring us the best of the best when it comes to their creations and the PL Pale Ale is another bloody ripper. We all know that a cracking pale ale is the main workhorse of every good brewery, and this American pale ale, inspired by the US West Coast is just that. Chock-a-block with

big US hops, a full malty backbone and character filled yeast, it’s got a hint of stone fruit and a citrusy vibe that makes it both refreshing and easy to drink. I recommend drinking the Pirate Life Pale Ale super fresh and super cold with everything, all the time. It’s time to hoist the skull and crossbones flag and get stuck into the Pirate Life. I give the PLB Pale Ale four out of five thumbs up.

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A TASTE OF WHAT IS TO COME Ronan Keating will be one of the headline acts at Caloundra Music Festival. Festival organiser Richie Eyles has announced 14 of the more than 65 artists that will perform at the September event. Joining Keating are Art Vs Science, Drapht, Jon Stevens, Pseudo Echo, Spiderbait, The Black Sorrows and Thundamentals. The Caloundra Music Festival is on September 29 to October 2. Visit

FRIDAY, MAY 12 ME & JODIE LEE, Caloundra RSL, 11am JANICE, Mooloolaba Surf Club, 4pm STEVE HARGREAVES, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm NICK ROLFE, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm JANELLE CORDINGLY, Lemon and Thyme, 5.45pm THAT RED HEAD, Solbar, 6pm BAND OF FREQUENCIES, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 8pm BILLY GUY, Mets on Kings, 7pm RYAN GILES DUO, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm DESTINY’S PLAN, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm IN2NATION, Solbar, 8pm GRAHAM MOES BAND + THE LYRICAL, Solbar, 8pm ELEPHANT ROCK, Caloundra RSL, 8.30pm BACKROOM VEGAS, Mooloolaba Surf Club, 9pm

SATURDAY, MAY 13 HEIDI & BEN, Mooloolaba Surf Club, 3pm TREY COOPER, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm DREW WILSON, Lemon and Thyme, 5.45pm RICHIE LANGFORD, Solbar, 6pm TONY BOYD, Caloundra RSL, 6pm SUZY KEENAN, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm ANNIE JEFFS, Mets on Kings, 7pm SHARON BROOKS, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm MO SWAGGER, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE SHOW, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm OLD SKOOL, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 8pm RUSSELL MORRIS, Caloundra RSL Function Centre, 8pm SETH SENTRY, Solbar, 8pm SHAG, Caloundra RSL, 8.30pm CONTRABAND, Mooloolaba Surf Club, 9pm

SUNDAY, MAY 14 CARL LYNCH, Caloundra RSL, 12pm HAMMERTYME, Mooloolaba Surf Club, 1.30pm DOOLIE, Mets on Kings, 2pm MICHELLE BROWN DUO, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 3pm ASHER, Alex Surf Club, 3.30pm JESSE TAYLOR, Solbar, 4pm DUSTY & THE DIVAS, Caloundra RSL, 4pm KHAN HARRISON BAND, Solbar, 7pm

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Aria Hall of Fame inductee, platinum artist and Australian icon are a few of the ways you could describe Russell Morrie. The man behind mid-60s hits like Bob Dylan’s Baby Blue shot to fame in 1969 when he released The Real Thing with producer Molly Meldrum. He went on to pen breakthrough hits like Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, The Girl That I Love and many more and worked alongside industry heavyweights like Cher, The Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt, and The Beach Boys.


Morris captured the hearts and imagination of Australians in 2012 when he released Sharkmouth, the first of a trilogy of albums re-telling some amazing stories in Australia’s distant past, creating a historical document using blues and rock. Van Diemen’s Land picks up where Sharkmouth left off, covering great Australian characters and stories including Breaker Morant, Sandakan, and the Eureka Stockade. The final piece of the puzzle, Red Dirt, was released in 2015 and tells a story of the Australian interior. Morris says he hopes the albums will become records of the spirit of our country. “With the success of Sharkmouth, it really let me off my leash so to speak. It showed me that people want music that tells them a story and moves them,” he says. “I spent over a year researching these great Australian stories. To me these albums are about looking back at the characters that deserve to be remembered and then doing that in the best way I know how – through song. It’s about leaving a legacy.” Russell Morris will be at the Caloundra RSL Function Centre on May 13 from 8pm supported by Jason Daniels. Tickets are $30 from or by calling 5438 5800.



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The Buderim Craft Cottage’s annual art exhibition will be better than ever, with this year’s event marking the venue’s 50th anniversary. The Vibrant Stories exhibition features original art from more than 40 painting group members, with vibrant oil, watercolour and acrylic paintings. President Jan Nelson says the painting group has grown to more than 50 members, including both artists of long standing, and up and coming artists. The Buderim Craft Cottage’s Vibrant Stories free art exhibition opens on May 19 and can be viewed from 10am to 2pm daily until May 24. For more information, visit

ORCHESTRAL TREAT FOR MUM The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra will return to the Coolum Community Centre for their annual Mother’s Day Weekend Concert. This year’s event, Symphony by the Sea, will have something for everyone from Bach in the Baroque era to the Beatles. One of the highlights of the presentation will be the first movement of the Bach Double Violin Concerto by Bach played by concert master of the orchestra Alex Pattri and Helen Brereton. This can be enjoyed with wine, cheese and afternoon tea, which will be provided. Symphony by the Sea is on May 13 at 2pm at the Coolum Civic Centre. Tickets are $22 pre-booked or $25 at the door. Children under 12 are free. To book, visit

Mothers Day Lunch Sunday 14th May

Main Course

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 Complimentary glass of house wine and a flower for all mums, with meal purchased


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survey of 13,000 Australian mums has found that more than 70 per cent are crying out for their own space. Conducted by Fantastic Furniture, the research revealed the majority of women wanted their own ‘mummy zone’ where they can relax and catch up on some muchneeded ‘me time’. So what exactly does a mum zone look like? More than half of the women surveyed said gorgeous furniture and coordinated accessories in their favourite colours was their key preference. Around 30 per cent of respondents said they also wanted a comfy bed, music and fresh flowers.

Are you renovating, giving your home a makeover or simply have a love of styling? Let us help you. Here, at My Weekly Preview, we love sharing our favourite finds and tips to assist you in transforming your home into a comfortable space and work of your own. Our My Home feature provides readers with a one-stop destination for all of the latest trends, style ideas, renovation tips and expert advice.



We can’t get enough of the new range of cushions from Kas Australia. The pink and fluffy Zayaa cushion will pair perfectly with the Super Pom pillow. For local stockists visit

THE FACTS GET THE LOOK This subtle and calming room has it all – a comfortable couch for relaxing, candles, potted plants and a sweet design.

70 per cent of the 13,000 Australian women surveyed want a ‘mummy zone’. 87 per cent said looking after the demands of a hectic household prevents them from finding any down time. 25 per cent of the women’s partners had their own man cave. Tips for creating the perfect mum zone: • Create a moodboard before you start • Include all of your favourite colours and items • Choose the location • Include a sitting area for relaxing • Incorporate candles and fresh flowers • Don’t forget to add storage space • Add soft and pretty lighting.

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UNRIVALLED COMFORT AND STYLE Designer Mark Tuckey brings his style to Domayne’s latest range of furniture. Offered exclusively by Domayne, the new range of Australian designed and manufactured furniture, by Mark Tuckey, offers strong commitment to sustainability and excellence in contemporary design. The creative genius is in understated design, partnered with triumph in craftsmanship. Strikingly sleek and simple, yet sophisticated, this premium range takes minimalism to new heights. With a strong focus on form, functionality and simple finishes, the range complements organic coastal trends perfectly. Offering strength in construction, solid timber oak, wax oil finishes and the smooth lines of minimalism, these pieces exude signature Tuckey style. Contemporary, smooth, solid, simply elegant – what more could you want?

Visit Domayne Maroochydore to view products.

Mark Tuckey Bronte rectangular dining table 1100L x 240W x 73H $5499; buffet 1800L x 48W x 73H $5200; Charles dining chair in white $249.

STYLING SESSIONS If you have ever felt like you don’t know where to start, these style sessions are just the thing for you. The two hour sessions are catered to your needs, whether you have a particular problem area in your home, are struggling to find your style or you need that expert opinion on the purchase of your next sofa, Maureen will be happy to help. To make a booking, please contact Centre Management on 5443 6929.

Mark Tuckey coffee table 120D x 33H $3299; hall table 145L x 45W x 73H $2399; side table 500D x 600H $599; Almanda 3.5 seater couch $4999; 2.5 seater couch $3499.

*Sessions are limited. The styling sessions are available the second Friday of each month from 9am to 5pm and bookings are essential. A $100 refundable consultation fee is payable at the commencement of your styling session. If you spend $1000 in centre within 30 days of your consultation your $100 consultation fee will be refunded. The styling sessions are two hours in duration and include expert advice from Maureen Walters, shopping and purchase advice and coffee and cake.

SHOP & LISTEN TO WIN A NEW HOUSE Simply make a purchase from any store at Maroochydore Homemaker Centre between 29th April and 26th May then listen to HOT 91.1 for your chance to




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Modern bohemian an Legendary Los Angeles architect Barbara Bestor stor st or iiss often attributed with defining the popular and p pretty rett re ttyy modern bohemian interior design – a mixture of o colourful textiles and materials matched with eclectic ecle ec lect ctic decor elements. The colour and vibrant design n is then then fused with a base neutral palette. Here are a fe few w of o our favourite bohemian style items.


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One of our favourite interior design trends for the upcoming winter season. Think deep, rich colours, a base palette of grey tones and a mix of materials including velour, velvet and wool. Concrete elements, heavy drapes and mood lighting finish the effect.

Fire pits and freestanding electric fireplaces are growing in popularity here in Queensland. Keep in mind that different forms of heating work best for different areas of the home. For tips visit


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W Marjorie Van Roy is a horticulturalist and the director of Manawee Garden Centre. She is passionate about providing advice to customers ranging from the home gardener to the developer. The aim is to gain pleasure and enjoyment from a garden or a complex. Having lived both in the southern states and in Queensland, Van Roy has extensive knowledge of both tropical and cool climate plants and their requirements. Van Roy has a personal interest and love of the French country style, using extensive hedging and pleached trees from magnolias to fruit trees. The pleasures gained from a well-maintained garden cannot be understated and become an asset to any home.

inter is almost upon us. Our gardens have all slowed down now, and we get to enjoy a more relaxed approach to gardening. Remember that winter is another season, and with a new season there are still things that should be done to ensure a productive garden. Many trees and shrubs have finished growing, however citrus and other evergreen fruiting trees will still be looking for nutrition. With the exception of deciduous trees and dormant bulbs the entire garden will still respond well to a feed. Try to use something organic based, rather than controlled, synthetic fertilisers. You will find that these organic bases break down a little faster, allowing for a good release through the cooler months. Roses can thrive in our conditions. Head out now for the best selection, but also ensure that any existing shrubs are pruned. In winter this means serious pruning. You should be reducing established shrubs by at least half and applying lime sulphur to help reduce pest and disease on the new growth. Don’t forget to fertilise – roses are some

of the hungriest plants in the garden and a healthy rose is a strong rose. We often forget our vegie patch during the depths of winter, but we are losing the opportunity for some crops which we can only grow now. So long as your patch still receives plenty of sunlight in winter get to work planting; spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages, silverbeet, lettuce, kale, beans, peas, asparagus, tomatoes and coriander. In the flower patch enjoy the more delicate flowers such as primula, cornflower, schizanthus, sweet peas, snapdragons, holly hocks, carnations, lobelia, foxgloves, gypsophila, and of course violas and pansies. Most of all, remember that our gardens in South-East Queensland are still very much awake during winter and will still need water and attention. With the shorter days, and most areas receiving dew, it is vital to water later in the morning to allow the foliage to dry out. Reduce the frequency of watering and water systems, but don’t turn them off completely. Keep an eye on your soil to ensure it remains adequately moist. Happy gardening.

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CONVERTIBLE SUV TAKES THE CAKE It may seem gimmicky, but Range Rover’s new convertible SUV has a fine pedigree, writes Peter Atkinson, AAP.


he more things change, the more they stay the same. And in the world of SUVs, where change is now the only constant, that old adage still rings true. The SUV evolutionary curve has hit such

manic speed that no manufacturer – including hyper-prestige marques such as Bentley, Lamborghini and Maserati – can afford to be without an SUV in their lineup. Jaguar has one. Porsche has two. Mercedes and BMW have a handful each.

Toyota and Nissan’s ranges are now dominated by them. But now, it seems, that evolutionary curve has come full circle with Range Rover’s baby Evoque. How so? Well, the Evoque recently became the first luxury SUV to offer a

cloth-roofed convertible model. Yes, a drop-top SUV. You might say that’s taking the whole SUV thing a step too far. But the funny thing is, that really takes the SUV back to where it all began. You see, the Evoque’s creator – Land Rover – built one of the very first off-roaders way back in 1948. It was called the Series 1 and it featured – you guessed – a removable canvas roof. Granted, that first soft-top Rover’s roof was not quite as clever as the one on this new Evoque – that opens and shuts at the push of a button; that keeps the summer rains and winter chills safely on the outside – and even manages to have a heated glass rear window. But it’s proof that there are very few ideas that are truly original. There’s no question, though, that the Evoque Convertible opens up a whole new category in the ever-growing SUV market. We’ve had luxury ones, sporty ones and coupe-style ones – so I suppose a soft-top was inevitable. Range Rover calls it a ‘convertible for all seasons’ – although in the depths of an Aussie summer we know that folding the roof back for too long can be a risky affair. But the Evoque Convertible is not quite as impractical as it might seem. It has enough room for four adults (there are only two seats in the rear), it delivers surprising off-road capability and it even offers reasonable cargo continued over>




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MOTORING <from previous page space. Its boot benefits from the clever, so-called Z-fold roof which means that, even with the roof peeled back, there’s no compromise of its luggage capacity. What it does mean, though, is that the rear seats can’t be folded forward – ensuring biggish items such as golf clubs are a no-go. Creating the convertible wasn’t quite as simple as merely replacing the metal roof with a cloth one. Range Rover had to redesign the entire rear end of the Evoque, adding a rollover protection device that deploys in 91 milliseconds should a rollover occur. Even so, the Evoque’s looks are likely to divide opinion. In the space of an hour, I had one person (male) tell me the car looked “terrific” and another person (female) describe it as “butt ugly”. Certainly the high hipline and slim glasshouse that helps deliver the hardtop Evoque’s sporty, powerful lines takes on a different effect when the roof is removed. And the convertible looks vastly different with the cloth roof on and off. What hasn’t changed is the Evoque’s road manners, which remain first class. Its ride and handling are impressively solid – and the surgery to remove the conventional steel roof has not diminished those qualities. The body-flex and resultant chattery ride that once afflicted many soft-top models seems to have been engineered out of the

Evoque. It feels as sturdy as ever. There’s a choice of two engines – one turbocharged diesel and a turbo petrol – both impressively powerful and the diesel, in particular, very frugal. The turbocharged Si4 petrol engine delivers a bright 177 kilowatts but it’s the Ingenium diesel that impressed in our test vehicle. It’s smoother, quieter and more responsive than most of its competition and it delivers sparkling performance. The diesel’s 132 kilowatts are complemented by a grunty 430Nm of torque – meaning plenty of thrust away from the lights and, dare I say it, the low-down torque you need when ploughing through the mud and slush. OK, that might seem a bit of a stretch for an urbane convertible like this, but in fact the Evoque still enjoys a bit of off-road cred. The

Terrain Response all-wheel-drive system is comparable to that found in its Land Rover siblings and has been extensively tested in the company’s off-road proving ground. Range Rover’s marketing folk go so far as to say it’s the “most capable convertible in the world”, which is hard to argue with, given it’s a pretty exclusive club. As with all fashion items, they risk becoming quickly outdated – hence a couple of special Evoque releases along the way, including one model customised by fashionista Victoria Beckham that sold for more than $100,000 a pop, mostly to cashed-up Chinese buyers. While it looks as sharp as ever from the outside, the Evoque’s interior is beginning to look a little dated – it first hit the market midway through 2011. Fortunately, Range Rover has ensured this premium-priced model gets all the bells and whistles they have available. It also gets Range Rover’s latest ninespeed automatic transmission which makes for smooth, seamless progress. Standard kit ranges from the practical, such as adaptive all-LED headlamps, 12-way

adjustable electric seats (with optional massage function) and a 60GB hard drive; to the cosmetic, such as puddle lights that beam an Evoque-shaped logo onto the ground as you exit the car. And that’s something they definitely didn’t have on the original Land Rover all those years ago.

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE CONVERTIBLE HOW BIG? It’s a compact SUV capable of seating four adults – at least two of them in reasonable comfort. The bootspace is not compromised by the folding roof but still offers only 250 litres of barely practical space.

HOW FAST? We tested the lesser-performed turbo-diesel variant that nonetheless offered very engaging performance. The turbocharged petrol engine promises an additional 40-odd kilowatts – but either is serious fun to drive.

HOW THIRSTY? Driving through a new nine-speed automatic the diesel enjoys average consumption of just 5.7L/100km. The petrol version is notably thirstier at 8.6L/100km.

HOW MUCH? Even the basic SE Dynamic model will set you back $84,440, plus onroads. Tick a couple of options on the higher-spec HSE and you won’t get much change out of $100-grand.

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2014 C 200 Avantgarde Estate Black with Black Leather, Satellite Navigation, Dual Zone Climate Control, 35,000km. UN13598. $37,888 Driveaway

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SKYE IS THE LIMIT FOR BEACHFRONT HOME While one chapter of Skye Lodge’s history comes to an end, buyers are clamouring to be the lucky owners who will begin the next one. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


kye Lodge is one of those rare gems that appears on the market once in a lifetime and interest in the beachfront Dicky Beach property is running hot. Built by the owners of Marsden’s Timber in 1953, the expansive views were well and truly utilised, with ocean and headland views from every room. Constructed using ironbark, hardwood and masonite, the home has stood the test of time and renovations undertaken by owners over the years have endeavoured to remain true to the character of the distinctive home. The current owner, who did not wish to be named, says all water for the home was provided by a freshwater bore located in the backyard with the large pump housed in a small weatherboard replica of the house complete with its own sloping roof. This was in use until town water was connected. “As milk was delivered in those days, the home came with its own ‘milk delivery door’ set in the ironbark weatherboard allowing the milkman to place the day’s milk order through this door directly into the kitchen cupboard,” she says. Having been planted in the 1940s, the iconic Norfolk Island pines have always been a fixture of the property’s outlook and have grown much more majestic. Marsden sold the home to a grazier, who named the property Skye. At that time, the coastal road north stopped at Currimundi Creek, so the Bruce Highway was the only route to Mooloolaba. “In 1960, the grazier sold the property to our parents and moved closer to his family and the golf course in Maroochydore. Skye has been our family beach home since that time and has played a significant part in not only our lives but the lives of the large extended family, friends and acquaintances through the years,” the woman says. It was by a twist of fate the family came to

Skye Lodge in 1981 and right, how the interior looks today own the property, having initially travelled from Brisbane to purchase a Kings Beach property only to find it had been sold just minutes before they arrived. “As the story goes, one day the Caloundra Real Estate agent called our father asking if he could visit him in Brisbane the next day. Our dad told him directly that if he was coming to talk about Skye, don’t bother as they couldn’t afford it,” she says. “Not deterred the agent informed Dad that he was playing golf with the owner, knew that he wanted to sell the property and move, and would present whatever their offer was to him during the golf game. They had that night to decide what their offer would be. “After much discussion and prayer, an amount was decided upon, more than what our parents could afford but much less than the property was worth.” The property consists of two dwellings: the upstairs home the family called Skye Lodge and the lower two-bedroom flat called Skye Beachcomber. Both were rented on holiday letting throughout the year, but for some weekends, school holidays and always the Christmas summer holidays for the past 57 years, the

family lived at Skye. “Through the years, Skye has bonded us, every generation, as a family in ways that can’t be expressed in words but in memories,” she says. “Many hours have been spent fishing, beach worming, surfing, swimming and actively enjoying the beach, playing and jumping off sand dunes, climbing over the deck of the SS Dicky or combing the beach or rocks for interesting shells and sea creatures. Although a part of suburbia, Skye showcased nature and the amazing world we live in that is often forgotten with city living. “Nights on the balcony spent scanning the night sky for constellations or a glimpse of a falling star or a satellite passing overhead will never be forgotten nor the many long, deep discussions held around the fireplace on a cold winter’s night.” The emotional attachment to the property is palpable as the owner talks about Skye, but the passing of the family matriarch, her mother, last year signalled “the end of an era.” “Mum was in her mid-nineties and with most of the immediate family now living at distance around Australia and overseas, it

MAROOCHYDORE, 36 Bungama Street

was time to close this chapter of our life and give another family the opportunity to experience the joys of Skye,” she says. Ray White Caloundra’s Andrew Garland says this is a “once in a lifetime opportunity”. “With direct access to Dicky and Moffat Beach, you will appreciate year-round patrolled swimming, a pet-friendly beach, the cafes and restaurants at Moffat Beach a short beach stroll away and the Coast’s best surf break at your doorstep,” he says. “Act quickly as discerning buyers will be captivated by this unsurpassed beachfront location and will not let the opportunity pass them by.”

FAST facts 43 Wilson Avenue, Dicky Beach 6 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car 658m2 block Contact agent Ray White Caloundra Andrew Garland 0403 851 777.




Perfectly positioned in the very sought after Maroochy Beachside pocket is this delightful home which will instantly Auction 27th May 2017 11am impress. Filled with character and warmth you will easily fall View Saturday 13th May 11-11:30am in love, offering a private and relaxed lifestyle, it features 3 bedrooms plus study or 4th bedroom, 2 living areas and a Wednesday 17th May 5-5:30pm wonderful outdoor area which is fully covered and protected Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 from all weather and perfect for all year round entertaining.

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for sale

for sale

Open House Saturday 11 - 11.30

View by Appointment

Stunning contemporary home at 56 Mackenzie Drive.

49 Tinnanbar Tce, a great alternative to apartment living.

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

• This brilliant, freehold urban allotment home offers all the lifestyle benefits of Sunshine Cove.

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

• Look inside to fully appreciate how functional a home it is. Small lot size yes, but big value for money with well appointed kitchen offering plenty of cupboard and work bench space. • The downstairs open plan design makes the most of the home’s living area encompassing lounge, dining, kitchen area and outdoor entertaining overlooking the Hervey Central Park.

• Downstairs open plan living area encompasses lounge and dining areas. • Beautifully finished bathrooms feature floor to ceiling tiles adding a stylish touch. • Blinds and fans installed throughout with ducted AC to ensure year round comfort.

• Air conditioned main bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe on ground floor adds privacy and garden views. Two more carpeted bedrooms upstairs with robes and separate bathroom.

• Great master suite with 3 more bedrooms all with robes.

• Blinds and fans installed throughout.

• Internal laundry with separate drying court.

• Internal laundry with outdoor drying court plus secure double garage plus storage space.










for sale

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

Stylish inner city waterfront home at 11 Meridien Drive.

• Every aspect of this design layout works to capture the beauty of its stunning, lakeside location. • A well appointed kitchen features plenty of work space across stone benches with quality appliances like the 900mm stove. Plus large outdoor dining and entertaining area. • A very private, larger master bedroom includes a spacious ensuite, walk in robe and its own balcony that too overlooks the lake and beyond. • A second lounge upstairs adds privacy between master bedroom and three other, carpeted bedrooms, all of which feature built-ins. A second large bathroom caters for the whole family. • A light and airy interior is complimented by split system air-conditioning and fans throughout to provide year round living comfort for you and your family.






• Stylish architectural features give this home strong street appeal. Inside the large open living area extends out onto a northerly facing alfresco space with panoramic views across the lake. • A private and spacious master bedroom includes a large ensuite, separate walk in robe and balcony overlooking the water. • A well appointed kitchen offers plenty of work space, stone bench tops and quality appliances. • A second media room upstairs separates the master suite from the other three carpeted bedrooms, all of which feature built-ins. • Split system air-conditioning provides you and the family with year round living comfort.






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

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

WEST $465,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra,

2/32 OOMOO STREET, BUDDINA Auction on site Saturday, May 13 @ 12pm Team Godwin Real Estate 5444 0258 Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 2/4 ALKIRA STREET, BUDDINA Auction on site Saturday, May 13 @ 2pm Team Godwin Real Estate 5444 0258 Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063

AUCTION RESULTS The easiest way to check out the latest auction results. Email 22 COACHWOOD STREET, BUDERIM SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $835,000 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car RE/MAX Realty Excellence 5476 7654 Tim Burrough 0418 666 356

Graeme Palmer 14 FAIRVIEW COURT, MOOLOOLAH VALLEY $465,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

22 Coachwood Street, Buderim

Belle Property Buderim, Jan Withers 44 BADE STREET, NAMBOUR


$335,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath

A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast:

Carolans First National Real Estate, Vanessa Brunton


9 Abbey Court, Pelican Waters 3/28 WEBSTER RD, NAMBOUR $260,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car


Carolans First National Real Estate,

RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra,

$346,000 / 4 bed, 1 bath, 1 car

Kathy Mulheron

James Reynolds

Carolans First National Real Estate, Andy Sharma


$476,911 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car


$811,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car

$490,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car

Team Godwin Real Estate, Minka Jenkins

Belle Property Buderim, Kyle Newman


6/123 BRISBANE ROAD, MOOLOOLABA In post auction negotiations / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Define Property 5478 2477 Ross Cattle 0410 625 758


$334,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car

$545,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car

Team Godwin Real Estate, Luke Godwin

9 ABBEY COURT, PELICAN WATERS UNDER CONTRACT AFTER AUCTION 4+ bed, 3 bath, 2+car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Kerri Johnston 0412 580 184


Belle Property Buderim, Bevan Horsnell & 3/9 RAINBIRD PLACE, WURTULLA

Kyle Newman

$407,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra,

$405,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

James Reynolds

RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra, Cameron Dart

6/123 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba

*As supplied by contributing real estate agencies


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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Sales office open Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 3pm | Sunday 9am - 1pm • Lower Mount Mellum Road, Landsborough

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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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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.

• More than 1.5 acres (6,343m2) 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


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3 Bed | 2 Bath | UNLIMITED CARS

Auction: On Site Saturday May 20th at 2pm Inspect: Saturday 12-12.45pm, Wednesday May 17th 12-12.45pm, Or By Appointment Craig Porter 0411 554 880

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AUCTION ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY – OWNERS INSTRUCTIONS ARE IT MUST BE SOLD 1001/8 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore This world class opulent penthouse MUST be sold on or before auction. Due to ill health the owners have provided strict instructions - SELL IT NOW ! The Aurora Penthouse... boasting spectacular panoramic 360 degree river, ocean and hinterland views. Finished to world class standards and occupying the top two floors of the coveted Aurora building, this is a unique linear penthouse of undeniable refinement. Offering over 700m2 of pure luxury living with an endless choice of entertaining zones inside and out. Including media room, games room, alfresco dining/lounging and 6 person jacuzzi set amongst the clouds. This remarkable penthouse presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure yourself a trophy sky home of extraordinary space, prestige and luxury.

• River, ocean, hinterland 360 degree awe inspiring views • Commanding the top two floors • World class finishes • Beautiful entertaining balconies • Secure 4 car garaging with storage • Private sauna room • Recreational bar and games area • Walk to restaurants, shopping and beach


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4 Bed | 5+ Bath | 4 Car

Auction: On Site, Sunday June 4th at 12pm Inspect: Saturday 3.45-4.45pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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AUCTION ARCHITECTURAL BRILLIANCE - TRUE ECO-STYLE RESORT LIVING 18 Clearview Place, Rosemount A modern blend of eco-style living with a practical architectural design. Situated in the picturesque suburb of Rosemount, just a short 10 minute drive to Maroochydore CBD, on a 7,382m2 block. Featuring a very versatile floor plan totalling 452m2 with either 5 or 6 bedrooms or option of dual living. The vaulted celings and wide recycled decking add to the very obvious and clever design allowing natural light to be maximized throughout. The all natural swimming pool is a very special feature on its own. The architect owner has reluctantly put their dream home up for immediate sale as a transfer overseas beckons. You really do need to inspect to fully appreciate.

6 Bed | 4 Bath | 2 Car • Vaulted ceilings • Recycled composite decking • 6 star+ energy rating, ergonomic vege garden • Automated irrigation • Natural swimming pool • 7,382m2 of land • 10 minutes to CBD

Auction: On Site Saturday June 3rd at 1pm Inspect: Saturday 10-10.45am Craig Porter 0411 554 880


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3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car

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.

• 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 2-2.45pm Craig Porter 0411 554 880

LUXURY WATERFRONT LIVING 47 Baanya Street, Wurtulla This magnificent architecturally designed residence with a north facing aspect is sure to impress. With soaring ceilings and the finest of finishes the home has been designed to capture an abundance of light and create a luxurious ambience. From the moment you enter you will be captivated by the beautiful water vistas showcased by the wall of bi-fold doors. Completing the appointments are multiple living zones and a stunning gourmet kitchen. Offering tranquility and privacy this is an exceptional opportunity not to be missed. To secure your piece of paradise call Karen or Ingrid today.

4 Bed | 3 Bath | 4 Car • Spacious gourmet kitchen • Sparkling inground pool • Enclosed outdoor entertaining zone • Boat lift and storage • Close to shops, schools, and beaches • Minutes to The University Hospital • Additional parking for boat/van/motorhome

Price: Offers From The Low $1 Millions Inspect: Saturday 10-10.30am Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388


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PROPERTY NAMBOUR, 10 Blaxland Road




ELEVATION, VIEWS & PRIVACY • Commanding position with views & breezes • Renovated bathroom, sep. bath & shower • 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 0422997810 RE/MAX Property Sales


Alexandra Headland, 23/268 Alexandra Parade


Top Floor Golden Triangle Ocean Views Trustee Sale This is the perfect opportunity to buy an Alexandra Headland apartment perfectly located and ready to value add, this apartment is located on the top floor of The Headlands apartment complex, which is mainly owner occupied and has a reputation for immaculate gardens, neat, tidy and low body corporate fees. Featuring 2 bedrooms, open plan living dining, good sized balcony with stunning ocean views. For investors it’s ready to rent now, for owner occupiers it’s the perfect apartment to modernize into something very special, single fully lockable garage with extra storage.

OPEN HOME: Saturday 13th May at 12pm VIEW AT: AUCTION: On site Saturday 3rd June at 12pm AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758




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LUXURY COAST LIVING The Aurora penthouse boasts the ultimate panoramic river, ocean and hinterland views. This penthouse presents a once-ina-lifetime opportunity to secure yourself a trophy sky home of extraordinary space and luxury. Commanding the top two floors of the Aurora building, the apartment has 700m2 of living space. Features include roof top garden, jacuzzi, balcony, media room, games room and steam room. The kitchen has been designed for entertaining with a butler’s pantry and Miele appliances. The living and dining area has two-storey high ceilings.

1001/8 DUPORTH AVENUE, MAROOCHYDORE 4 bed, 5 bath, 4 car Auction onsite Saturday June 4 @ 12pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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 NAMBOUR: 46 Rigby St Sat 1-1.40 Well maintained, chamfer board home offering a variety of possibilities suitable to a range of buyers. First home buyer-renovator or investor. Developer this an opportunity to secure over ¼ acre (1341m2) within walking distance to schools, town & rail. The home is 2brms + sleepout (3rd brm), comfortable cottage with renovated modern bathroom, separate living and dining, country style kitchen and huge covered alfresco entertaining deck. Zoned Medium Density Residential – site can be redeveloped (s/j council app) + s/division potential. For sale $419,000 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. Offers above $450,000 NAMBOUR: 2 x BRAND NEW TOWNHOUSES ONLY 2 LEFT! Brand New townhouses – 1 x 3brm -1 x 2brm, ensuited, sizeable brms and living areas, balcony and single car accommodation. No work to be done, low maintenance lifestyle. Close to Nambour CBD, transport,schools. From $359,900 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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6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 The Link. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 River. (PG) River awaits the outcome of a psychiatric report. 9.30 Silent Witness. (MA15+) The team revisits a 15-year-old case. 10.35 Lateline.

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

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 10. Wests Tigers v South Sydney Rabbitohs. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 10.10 MOVIE Body Of Lies. (2008) (MA15+) Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. Celebrity guests include Harry Styles, Brendan O’Carroll, Vicky McClure and Rob Brydon. 9.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. (PG) Maeve visits the restaurant, Alpha. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Coverage of the first semi-final. 10.00 ABBA In Concert. Coverage of performances by ABBA. 11.00 SBS News.


6pm Compass. (PG) 6.30 Gardening Australia. 7.00 News. 7.30 The Coroner. (PG) 8.15 The Halcyon. (PG) 9.05 New Tricks. (M) An elderly woman reports a murder. 10.05 Seven Types Of Ambiguity. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End. (2007) (PG) Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley. Will and Elizabeth try to free Jack. 10.30 MOVIE Paul. (2011) (MA15+) Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen. Two sci-fi geeks meet an alien.

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. 10.00 MOVIE Burlesque. (2010) (M) Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming. A woman goes to work at a neo-burlesque club.

6pm Gold Coast Cops. (PG) 6.30 To Be Advised. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Planet Earth: Mountains. (PG) Presented by Sir David Attenborough. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) A congressman faces false accusations. 10.30 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) 11.30 48 Hours. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Coverage of the second semi-final. 10.00 The Eighties: Video Killed The Radio Star. (M) An exploration of the 1980s continues. 10.55 Travel Man. 11.30 Soccer. EPL.


6.30pm Little Lunch. 7.00 News. 7.40 Doctor Who. 8.30 Grantchester. (M) Leonard is caught in a hold-up at the post office. 9.15 DCI Banks. (M) 10.05 The Doctor Blake Mysteries. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 House Rules. (PG) 8.30 Sunday Night. Hosted by Melissa Doyle. 9.30 The Suspects: True Australian Thrillers. (M) An affluent mother is found murdered. 10.30 The Blacklist. (M) 11.30 Training Day. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 The Voice. (PG) 8.30 60 Minutes. Current affairs program. 9.30 Black Power: America’s Armed Resistance. (M) Explores the Black Liberation Movement. 10.40 To Be Advised. 11.30 Murder In The First. (MA15+)

6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 Modern Family. 7.00 MasterChef Australia. (PG) 8.30 Bull. (M) Bull consults on a civil suit against a teacher who had a sexual relationship with a minor. 9.30 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) Pride must protect a family friend. 11.30 48 Hours. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Coverage of the final from the 62nd annual Eurovision Song Contest from Kyiv, Ukraine. 11.30 Eurovision Top 40 Songs. Hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey.


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

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) 8.40 Seven Year Switch. (M) Each couple is shown photos of their real partner. 9.40 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Voice. (PG) The blind auditions continue. 8.50 Lip Sync Battle. (M) Pop icon Ricky Martin and model Kate Upton compete head-to-head in a lipsyncing competition. 9.50 The Last Resort. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. Three contestants face a pressure test. 8.40 Have You Been Paying Attention? Hosted by Tom Gleisner. 9.40 Prison Break: Resurrection. (M) 10.40 Elementary. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Hair Care Secrets. A look at the global hair care industry. 8.30 24 Hours In Emergency: Through Thick And Thin. (M) A 13-year-old is rushed to emergency. 10.25 SBS World News Late Edition.


6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Ask The Doctor: Obesity. 8.30 War On Waste. (PG) Part 1 of 4. 9.30 Foreign Correspondent. International affairs program. 10.00 The Book Club. 10.30 Lateline.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) 8.40 Seven Year Switch. (M) The couples meet each other’s partners. 9.50 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. (MA15+) 10.50 The Amazing Race. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Last Resort. (M) The couples confront problems in the bedroom. 8.40 Love Child. (M) 9.40 Operation Thailand. (M) 10.40 The Mysteries Of Laura. (M) 11.40 Mike & Molly. (PG)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) A terror playbook is auctioned on the black market. 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

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


7.30pm 7.30. 8.00 Anh’s Brush With Fame. (PG) 8.30 The Weekly With Charlie Pickering. (M) 9.00 You Can’t Ask That: Ice Users. (MA15+) 9.30 The Warriors. (M) 10.00 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. (MA15+)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) 8.40 The Aussie Property Flippers. (PG) Follows amateur and professional flippers. 9.50 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 10.20 Trial & Error. (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. (PG) Jack and Rebecca throw three birthday parties for the kids. 9.30 Madam Secretary. 10.30 Hawaii Five-0. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. Two home cooks compete against a chef. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Tony Robinson’s Coast To Coast. Part 3 of 5. 8.30 Fargo. A petty sibling rivalry between two brothers brings chaos to a small Minnesotan community. 10.25 The Young Pope. (M)



6.05pm Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 The Checkout. (PG) 8.30 Seven Types Of Ambiguity. (M) Anna makes an unexpected decision. 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. (M) Stories of terrible holiday experiences. 9.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Raj moves in with Sheldon. 11.30 Grimm. (MA15+)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 11. Cronulla Sharks v North Queensland Cowboys. From Southern Cross Group 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. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. The team investigates a spiritual leader. 9.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.30 Blue Bloods. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Chapeltown To Doncaster. 8.05 The Chefs’ Line. 8.35 Italy Unpacked: The Merchants Of Venice. Part 3 of 3. 9.40 Medici: Masters Of Florence.


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6pm Medical Emergency. 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Gold Coast Medical. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Gone In Sixty Seconds. (2000) (M) 11.00 Building Dream Homes.

6pm Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 AFL Pre-Game Show. 8.00 Football. AFL. Round 8. West Coast v Western Bulldogs. 11.30 Canadian Pickers. (PG) 12.30am Ink Master. (M)

6pm MOVIE Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. (2003) (PG) 7.40 MOVIE Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban. (2004) (PG) Daniel Radcliffe. 10.30 MOVIE Mortal Instruments. (2013) (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Monarch Of The Glen. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE You’ve Got Mail. (1998) (PG) Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear. 11.10 Upstairs Downstairs. (PG)

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. 8.00 New Girl. (C) 8.30 MOVIE The American President. (1995) (PG) 10.50 Rules Of Engagement.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 8.15 Would I Lie To You? 8.45 Live At The Apollo. 9.30 Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central. 9.55 Comedy Up Late.

6pm Dog Patrol. (PG) 6.30 Mighty Planes. 7.30 Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Bucket List. (2007) (M) 10.30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (M) 11.30 No Reservations.

6.30pm The Kick. 7.00 Football. AFL. Round 8. Essendon v Geelong. 10.30 MOVIE American Reunion. (2012) (MA15+) Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott.

6pm B.O.B’s Big Break. (PG) 6.20 Book Of Dragons. (PG) 6.40 MOVIE Wrath Of The Titans. (2012) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies. (2014) (M) 11.20 Gotham.

7pm Netball. Super Netball. Round 12. Collingwood Magpies v NSW Swifts. 8.45 Netball. Super Netball. Round 12. Queensland Firebirds v Adelaide Thunderbirds.

6.30pm Nature’s Great Events. 7.30 Car Crash Britain: Caught On Camera. (M) 8.30 Freddie Flintoff: The Gloves Are Off. 9.30 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive. (M) 10.30 48 Hours.

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Raymond. 7.30 Last Man Standing. (PG) 8.00 Last Man Standing. 8.30 To Be Advised. 9.30 The Great Indoors. (M) 10.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG)


7pm Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.30 Whovians. (PG) 9.00 John Conway Tonight. 9.55 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. (PG) 10.45 Forbidden Love. 11.30 An Idiot Abroad.

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

6pm MOVIE The Karate Kid. (2010) (PG) 8.50 MOVIE Collateral Damage. (2002) (M) 11.05 Jail: Las Vegas Jailhouse. 12.05am What Went Down. 12.30 Ink Master.

7pm MOVIE Batman. (1989) (PG) Michael Keaton. 9.35 MOVIE Olympus Has Fallen. (2013) (MA15+) Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart. 11.55 Adult Swim. (MA15+)

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

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.00 Scorpion. (PG) 8.00 David Attenborough’s Animal Attraction. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE The Gambler. (2014) 11.20 Freddie Flintoff: The Gloves Are Off.

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Mary: The Making Of A Princess. (2015) (PG) 8.30 Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures. (PG) 9.00 To Be Advised. 11.00 Raymond. (PG)


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)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 World’s Most Extreme. (PG) 8.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Eraser. (1996) (MA15+) 11.20 America’s Hardest Prisons.

6pm Children’s Shows. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Science Of Stupid. 8.00 Top Gear. 9.10 MOVIE A Walk Among The Tombstones. (2014) (MA15+) 11.30 Most Terrifying Places in America.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Planet Earth II. (PG) 8.40 DCI Banks. (MA15+) 10.40 Cold Case. (M) 11.40 Footy Classified. (M)

6pm M*A*S*H. 7.30 MacGyver. (M) 8.30 Undercover Boss. (M) 9.30 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Round 5. Spanish Grand Prix. H’lights. 10.30 House Of Lies. 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. (MA15+) 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. 9.40 Banged Up Abroad. 10.25 Archer. 10.50 The Office. 11.20 Life And Death Row.

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

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Outback Truckers. (M) 9.30 Outback Pilots. (PG) 10.30 Ice Road Truckers. 11.30 Car Chasers.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 Meet The Hockers. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE Kill Bill: Vol. 1. (2003) (MA15+) 11.40 South Beach Tow. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 New Tricks. (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 48 Hours. (M) 9.30 MOVIE All Good Things. (2010) (MA15+) Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella. 11.30 The Americans. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 MOVIE Dance Flick. (2009) (M) 10.10 How I Met Your Mother.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 War On Waste. 9.20 The Aliens. 10.05 Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central. 10.30 The Office. 11.15 Catfish: The TV Show.

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

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Pawn Stars Australia. (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 RBT. (PG) 8.00 Police Ten 7. (M) 8.30 MOVIE The Core. (2003) (M) Aaron Eckhart. 11.10 Airplane Repo. (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 9.50 Silent Witness. (MA15+) 11.00 Miniseries: The Widower. (M)

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive. (M) 8.30 Attenborough’s Nature’s Great Events. (PG) 9.30 Shark Tank. (PG) 10.30 Undercover Boss. (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. 10.10 The Inbetweeners. 10.40 The Office. 11.35 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. 7.00 Beverly Hills Pawn. 7.30 Big Bang. (M) 8.00 Big Bang. (PG) 9.30 Family Guy. (M) 10.00 Family Guy. (PG) 10.30 American Dad! 11.30 World’s Craziest Fools.

6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Survivor: Game Changers. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Best Of Me. (2014) (M) 11.00 Mike & Molly. 11.30 South Beach Tow.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Weird Wonders Of The World. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Executive Decision. (1996) (M) 11.20 Blackadder II.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Car Crash Britain: Caught On Camera. (M) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Dragon Eyes. (2012) (MA15+) 11.00 Graceland.

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. 9.30 Sex And The City. 10.00 Sex And The City.


with MWP’s man in the water

Next month marks the start of the great humpback whale migration. Now, you know how I love trivial stuff? Well, in 2007, a bowhead whale was discovered with the end of a harpoon left embedded in its neck from a previous hunt. It was revealed that the harpoon tip was from the year 1890, indicating the whale survived an attack from more than 100 years ago. Sadly, the whale was killed in a hunt by the native Alaskan people. They only kill what they need so there is some solace in that. Focussing ahead and this weekend is predicted to have swell with onshore or south-easterly winds. I am so tired of these crappy winds. I might need to lock and load another Indo trip. Where is my Bintang?

FISHING REPORT with Wayne Nilsson from Maroochydore Fishing World


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7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Catfish: The TV Show. 9.05 Forbidden Love. 9.50 The Aliens. 10.35 The Office. 11.10 Penn & Teller: Fool Us.


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ESTUARY: Bream have moved in on the bigger tides in the past couple of weeks and are fully roed up. Fowl gut and peeled prawns are the best bait, just inside the Maroochy bar. Whiting and flathead of good sizes caught at Bli Bli on peeled prawns. Jew taking livies in the cod hole area and down to the motorway bridge. Mud crabs still around, but will drop off as the cooler weather sets in. SURF: Conditions have been too rough for most beach anglers with only the protected headlands of Point Cartwright and Point Arkwright returning a few sea bream and chopper tailor. OFFSHORE: Two to three meter seas and 25 knot winds have made fishing off shore this past week not possible. The weather will improve and calm down. Once the swell drops off try Murphy’s and Twelve Mile for parrot, sweetlip and cobia. FRESHWATER: Lake MacDonald is near full with some quality bass and spangled perch being taken below the spillway using worms and shrimps. Borumba Dam is working well up in the sticks and near the rock face with saratoga, bass and the odd lung fish spotted. Somerset is at its usual best, but there was a meter chop on it during last week’s windy weather.

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There’s a fine line between making smart decisions at lightning speed, and making impulsive moves that land you in hot water. This week will work best if you do something out of character for an Aries – think before you speak and act.

Are you feeling uncertain about the future? Mercury moves through your sign from Tuesday until June 6, which will help steady your mind and improve your concentration. So don’t waste time worrying about perceived possibilities.

When it comes to close relationships, you need to be more discriminating. This week Saturn and Uranus encourage you to keep the partnerships that are working or have plenty of potential. But is it time to turf a lover who is letting you down?

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Time-honoured (11) Hard, glossy varnish (7) Greek Mediterranean island (5) A part of speech (4) Energetic (8) Scarcity (6) Superficial appearance (6) Tending (8) Break down (4) To dodge (5) Untrustworthy (7) Tiny fragments (11)


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Happen again (5) Stern (4) Scorching (6) Cursory inspection (4-4) Breathtaking (7) Hard taskmaster (5-6) Infinite (11) Loud and grating (8) Greet with applause (7) Annoy (6) Beautify (5) Competent (4)




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Work is in flux as Uranus throws a curve ball – but you can handle it. If you are too slow though, you’ll be left behind. Strive to get the ratio between cautious and spontaneous. If you are looking for a job, employment is waiting where you least expect.

This week Saturn urges you to spend time consolidating your old friendships that are stable and satisfying. While Uranus encourages you to go out into the world and find some fabulously new bohemian friends.

With the sun and Mars lighting up your reputation zone, don’t hide your talents! Be proud to show the world what you are capable of. But with Saturn reversing through your home zone, a family problem is challenging your mettle at the moment.




Don’t even try to second-guess the behaviour of others. They will continually surprise you with their antics. So don’t lose sleep trying to work out where they are coming from. If you expect the unexpected, then you’ll manage just fine.

When it comes to money, make sure you are up-to-date with market trends, but avoid taking risks. Strive to balance stability with small changes. Slow and steady wins the race as you apply new knowledge within a conservative financial framework.

Sagittarians can be scattered but this week Saturn helps stabilise your energy. And Uranus revs up your creative side. So get moving and make the most of a wonderful week where you’ll be given the opportunity to work hard on an exciting project.




Don’t get stuck in a rut! This week’s positive Saturn/Uranus trine helps stabilise the parts of your life that are working well. Plus it gives you the confidence and motivation to question old ways of doing things and add some exciting new elements.

Aquarians will feel rash early in the week. So slow your motor - otherwise you’re headed for a headache or accident. Blow off steam with some sort of vigorous exercise instead. You’ll find experience and innovation are a marvellous mix at the moment!

It’s time to throw procrastination out the window! Friday’s Saturn/Uranus trine is perfect for money matters, business ventures and/or professional projects, as you combine quick thinking with an unusually strategic approach.

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




Rules: Form as many words as possible. Each word must contain the centre letter. Plurals made by adding “s” are not counted. GOOD 15 BETTER 18 BEST 20 1205

SCATTERWORD: STYLEBOOK, booklet, betook, bloke, blest, besot, boost, booty, bole, lobe, belt, oboe, obey, best, byte, book, slob, blot, bolt, boot, toby.

JUNIOR X-WORD: Exams, April, Early, Sharp, Hairy, Koala, North, Sweet (ELEPHANT)

CROSSWORD: ACROSS: 1 Traditional 9 Lacquer 10 Crete 11 Verb 12 Vigorous 14 Dearth 16 Veneer 18 Inclined 19 Fail 22 Evade 23 Dubious 24 Smithereens DOWN: 2 Recur 3 Dour 4 Torrid 5 Once-over 6 Awesome 7 Slave-driver 8 Measureless 13 Strident 15 Acclaim 17 Needle 20 Adorn 21 Able


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A LITTLE PEACE AND QUIET Richard O’Leary craves the peace and serenity of meditation, but his kids and dog have other ideas.


hen we were little, every time my brothers and I asked Dad what he wanted for his birthday he would answer, “Just a little bit of peace and serenity”. “No, what do you really want?” we’d reply, baffled by his bypassing of gifts. Now, as a father myself, I get what he meant, he really did just want some peace and serenity. In the quest for something similar I have returned to meditation. In theory it sounds good; all you have to do is find a quiet place and drift off into a fluffy field of contentment. This is how it works in our apartment. I quietly slip out of the kitchen and go into the home schooling room and lock the door behind me. I sit on one of the bright red child-sized chairs, my knees hitting my chest – I look like Glenn McGrath driving a VW Beetle.

But I’m not deterred – peace and serenity. The calming voice on the app leads me through the meditation. Gradually let your eyes shut as you allow your breathing to return to a relaxed pace. Knock, knock. I ignore the intrusion and focus on the soft, soothing words of my guide. Rattle, rattle. One of my meditationbusters tries the doorknob. Eventually he becomes bored and I am left in peace. Two minutes later: scrape, scrape. A butter knife is used to try and unlock the door. If your mind wanders off during any of this, that’s all right. As soon as you know your mind is wandering away, just bring it back to your physical presence. My youngest son is now in the room. I keep my eyes closed and try to focus on my breathing. One – breathe through my nostrils. Two – breathe out through my mouth. Allow yourself to listen to the sounds

around you, take in the smells of the room… I choose to ignore this advice as my six-year-old has just dropped a stinky pop. I sneak a look at him and he is making monster faces in the mirror. When you’re sick of counting breaths take time to let your mind think about whatever it wants. Like the water, it’s going to do what it wants. Let it have that freedom. I feel a presence. I peek through slitted lids and I see my son is inches from my face – he’s pulling his lower lip out and down to expose his lower teeth while staring at me. I laugh. Focus, focus. I sink into a modicum of mindfulness when something licks my elbow. I’m instantly wide-eyed and alert. My dog Truman stares back at me with his big eyes. Slowly start to wiggle your toes and fingers and allow your eyes to open. Oh, the serenity.


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