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MAKING A SPLASH Noosa photographer Liz Harlin is the Australian Institute of Professional Photography’s Queensland documentary photographer of the year. FIRST JOB? Liz Harlin and one of her extraordinary underwater photographs of a male and female pair of mating mandarinfish swimming cheek-to-cheek as they release eggs and sperm into the passing ocean currents. Lembeh, Indonesia.

Paper route, age 13.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING ON? I just returned from a scuba diving expedition to the Socorro Islands, so I’m currently writing a story and editing images for magazine submission. The tiny archipelago is in a remote corner of the eastern Pacific, and the diving there is very exciting: massive schools of fish, giant manta rays, loads of sharks, stunning underwater volcanic topography, mixed with plenty of current and ocean swells to keep the adrenaline going.

YOUR FAMILY INCLUDES. . . My parents and a younger brother.

DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME? Lizzy. And one or two others that reference my epic clumsiness.

FIRST CAR? Toyota Corolla hatchback, still driving it.

WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW? I have big piles of coffee table books on photography. They’re all over my house. Underwater stuff, as well as portraiture, travel photography, street photography, all sorts of genres. Almost daily I’ll pick one up and flick through the pages for inspiration.

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN? A mentor once told me not to specialise too much. She said that generalists can be more flexible and resilient in the long run.

IF YOU COULD TELL YOUR 18-YEAROLD SELF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Actively work on your health and happiness. And wear sunscreen, of course.

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WHY DO YOU LIVE HERE? After travelling through quite a lot of the world, Noosa and the Sunny Coast jumped out as the best of the best. The perfect climate and the relaxed beach community struck a chord.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT THE COAST, WHAT WOULD IT BE? I’d love to see much more effort to clean up the fishing line pollution underwater on rock walls and other popular snaggy fishing spots. Over years and decades, this growing mass of fishing line and hooks continues to entangle and kill marine life and fishing birds. It’s heartbreaking to see this when I’m underwater. Unless you’re a diver, you’re not aware of the carnage; out of sight, out of mind.


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There have been plenty of stellar moments underwater, especially the encounters with big animals such as humpback whales, minke whales, and whale sharks. But one of the best encounters was with a wild bottlenose dolphin in Mexico. There was a small pod of them in the water, near our little group of divers. One of the dolphins broke away and swam over to us. He positioned himself vertically upright in the water, just hovering there next to us, at arm’s length. We patted his belly and rubbed his back, and he loved the attention. He stayed with us for quite some time. It was incredible that a wild mammal would choose to interact with us like that. We were all delirious with joy.


YOU ARE HAPPIEST WHEN? Underwater, with my camera in hand, when the conditions are optimal and there are lovely subjects to photograph. I’m extra happy if I can enjoy the experience with

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WHAT ACHIEVEMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? Nine of my underwater photographs were licensed by the Solomon Islands Philatelic Bureau for a postage stamp collection. Each of the images showed one of the nine species of anemonefish found in the nation’s waters. I was pretty proud of that.

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1. Paul Gauguin, Nafea Faa Ipoipo – $300 million 2. Paul Cézanne, The Card Players – $250 million to $300 million 3. Mark Rothko, No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) – $186 million 4. Pablo Picasso, Les Femmes d’Alger – $179.3 million 5. Jackson Pollock, No. 5, 1948 – $140 million

This is how many people view Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in Italy each year. Have you been one of them? The masterpiece is worth the journey, trust me.


DID YOU KNOW? It may have a huge reputation and following, but in actual fact, Leonardo Da Vinci’s famed Mona Lisa painting is surprisingly small. It measures 77 centimetres by 53 centimetres.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso


May 19

1910 – Earth’s orbit closely carries our planet through the tail of Halley’s Comet. The event caused global near-panic as a result of exaggerated media reports. 1964 – US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in the Moscow embassy.

The year was 1977 and news that humans had received a radio signal from space that lasted 72 seconds made headlines around the world. Interestingly, still to this day, the origins of what has been dubbed as the ‘wow’ signal are still unknown.

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YAROOMBA BEACH COMMUNITY UPDATE OUR PLAN for a new world class destination at Yaroomba Beach is a better project because we listened to the feedback from business leaders and the community. When we took our draft proposal to the public in late 2016, which 2 out of 3 people supported, two of the biggest responses we got were in favour of the green spaces – the park, the lake, the cafes and shops around it – and the access to the 5 Star amenity of The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa. Our final proposal reflects this feedback, providing more parks and open space, fixed and programed activities and events, and a vibrant coastal village. Yaroomba Beach will have great food, boutique shopping and a playground for the kids. You will be able to dine at The Westin’s two signature restaurants and enjoy a day of relaxation at the spa, or celebrate milestones – birthdays, weddings and anniversaries in the hotel’s state of the art event and conference facilities. Surf life saving patrols will return to Yaroomba, supported by a new surf life saving tower, public toilets and shower facilities, while 180 public car parks, pedestrian and bicycle paths will make getting to and from Yaroomba Beach straightforward and easy.

An example of park activation, with views back to the 5 Star The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa and Mount Coolum As I touched upon last week, this outcome will create more than 360 jobs directly on site, and many more people will benefit from construction jobs, and supplying products – helping to keep the youth in work and on the Coast.

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THE HEALING POWER OF ART Little Mountain artist and author Peter Rowe is one of 200 artists exhibiting at the 37th Immanuel Arts Festival. His story of triumph over adversity through art has won hearts and captured the attention of art critics and galleries around the country. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.

“Festivals such as Immanuel Arts Festival are important because they give everyone a platform to shine” Artist and author, Peter Rowe

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aints, paintbrushes and canvases cover every available space in Peter Rowe’s art studio, a large shed behind his parents’ home in Little Mountain. We sit at a paint-splattered table while his finger taps away on a piece of cardboard printed with letters, and his facilitator Tracey Wiggins, who helps hold his hand steady, translates Peter’s thoughts: “This is my happy place”. Rowe is an articulate man with a great sense of humour, a big smile and an inner joy that radiates from his colourful work. He has survived a traumatic past to become a successful artist, author and inspiring public speaker who is passionate about spreading a message of acceptance and inclusion. Rowe was born in 1964 with Down syndrome and could barely communicate for the first 30 years of his life. He is non-verbal due to muscle tone and movement restrictions associated with his disability and in 1994, his life changed dramatically when he discovered facilitated communication (FC), which allows him to spell words on a cardboard keyboard, or QWERTY board, while a facilitator translates. It was through FC that he was able to tell his mother he was being physically and sexually abused in a care facility he lived in during 1999 to 2001.

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He began art therapy as a way to heal his post-traumatic stress disorder and today, he works with an art tutor, Cheryl Nonmus, who encourages him to push the boundaries with his art, which is mostly abstract and draws on deep emotions. He also plays golf and travels Queensland and interstate for exhibitions and public speaking engagements. In 2012 he was on a panel discussion with Jessica Watson on overcoming hurdles, and in 2013 he gave a

also allowed me to tell my mum I loved her for the first time. We cried and cried and cried, but they were tears of joy and happiness. I was also able to tell my mum and dad that I had been through some very bad experiences in the care I was in. It was both a very happy and sad time when I was introduced to facilitated communication. I was then freed to share all the stories in my head and it was amazing. “My parents are the strongest support

Jill believes without art our culture is diminished, and she supports all children having access to art education… Jill Braiden

presentation at Macquarie University in Sydney, among many other engagements. “This form of communication saved my life,” he says. “When I was introduced to FC my life changed dramatically. I went from being a man with so much to share but no way to do it, to being able to tell the world, hello, Peter Rowe is here. On a bigger note, it

advocates in my life. They were told for the duration of my life I had an intellectual disability and no understanding. They were pretty much told just give him a nice life. Well, I have shown them haven’t I? “I had stories in my head and I used to do puppet shows for the family but after FC my world changed. It really did save my life. I

went on to start art therapy as a way to assist with past trauma. This saw me work through the dark times and use dark colours. Now I am living a life that is full of colour and laughter and love and my art expresses that.” Rowe’s Take a Seat exhibition featured at Gympie Regional Gallery followed by Gladstone Regional Gallery in late 2016 and a selection from the exhibition will be on display at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery from September 8 to October 15. Closer to home, he is exhibiting in the upcoming 37th Immanuel Arts Festival, where he’s been an emerging artist steadily gaining notoriety over a number of years. This year he’s entering his first pieces of sculpture, along with paintings and mixed media works. Like the paintings in his Take a Seat exhibition, his new sculptural pieces will use chairs as a metaphor for the supports he has received in his life from family and community. “All the pieces tell a story and have a piece of me in them,” he says. “They are a reflection of who I am. I’m many things. I am an author, an artist, a golfer, a public speaker and I just happen to have Down syndrome. I am not Down syndrome and my art allows me to share the playful and creative side of myself.

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COVER STORY “Festivals such as Immanuel Arts Festival are important because they give everyone a platform to shine,” he says. “I feel it is very important that we all take responsibility to ensure that our communities are inclusive. It’s not about disabilities, it’s bigger than that. It’s about taking care of each other and creating opportunities for people to show what they have to offer. Being connected and part of your community assists with making sure people do not become isolated or marginalised, and this is so important to me.” Immanuel Arts Festival convener Melissa Evans says, “Peter has been exhibiting with us for a few years and at first his work was naive, like any emerging artist. I guess it was cute and quaint and unusual. Over the years I’ve seen his progress and last year he won the mixed media prize and his work was magnificent. The judge didn’t know him – he just chose the piece because he thought it was the best piece. Now he’s doing sculpture, which he’s never done before, and it’s like oh wow, I’m watching the progression of someone who was very tentative and how far he’s come.” Among Rowe’s best work is a series of children’s books he wrote and illustrated about a character called Josh the Robot, who is teased and excluded by the other toys because he’s different, causing him to “cry oily tears”. “I love robots – my earlier art was full of them. Cheryl, I’m quite certain, is glad we have moved on from my robot phase,” he laughs. “That is why Cheryl is so valued to me. She challenges my artistic abilities. “I am always looking for new ways to explore my creativity. Who knows where it will take me? But I know I will always be doing art, as it has assisted me to work through the tough times and it is a great love of mine. How very exciting that I don’t know where it will take me – like a big present you are yet to unwrap. “There are big things coming. The Peter Rowe show is about to really take charge and lift off from the foundations that the many people in my life have assisted and supported me to create. I have my books, my art and I am truly passionate about

getting more public speaking engagements to help continue to change social perceptions. There are lots of things in the works and I have many people to thank both past and present, as they all help me to achieve my dreams and goals. “I want to say that together we are capable of so very much and that when we look beyond labels and see the person, we also see what we are all capable of and that we have more in common than we think. Lastly, I want to encourage everyone to find a creative outlet. Whether that is art, or writing, or singing in the shower. It is good for the soul.”

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Lyn Braiden with one of his rust sculptures

ARTISTS IN FOCUS Jill and Lyn Braiden are living the dream. They’ve just moved from a property of 650 square metres at Shelly Beach to a 6000-square-metre property in Maleny, where they’ll have loads of time and space to paint and plant trees. That’s in between taking off overseas on cycling trips – in July they’re heading to the Baltic states. The arty husband and wife team are

artists in focus at the Immanuel Arts Festival, which they’ve participated in for a number of years, with Jill having won Most Outstanding Artwork in 2011. “Because we’re a team of two people we’re going to have a variety of work,” Jill says. “We’ll have my paintings, which are basically on a theme of pandanus trees and Moffat Beach locations. My husband has a mixed series of paintings, which are quite eclectic. We’re both doing sculptural work – he’s doing recycled rust works and I’m doing pottery chooks.” Both worked as art teachers for many years and appreciate the setting of the exhibition within a school. “I was an art teacher at Churchie in Brisbane and it’s nice to have an art competition in a school. There are a great range of artworks you can take your classes too and it’s got a lovely feel to it.” Jill believes without art our culture is diminished, and she supports all children having access to art education and the promotion of the arts, especially through events such as Immanuel Arts Festival. Lyn is excited about exhibiting his new rust sculptures, intriguing, steampunk-style pieces he creates using everyday recycled objects like cardboard or lids which he turns into sculpture and sprays with rush paint to turn it into “something spectacular”. As artists in focus, Lyn and Jill will be available to answer questions during the festival. “People can talk to us and ask us questions, for instance about the rust paint. It’s paint sold by a firm called Porter’s Paints and they use it in houses. For example, you can make a new door look really old,” Lyn says. Lyn’s love of art extends beyond creating it to viewing and purchasing from fellow artists, which is why he loves being involved in Immanuel Arts Festival, which he says is one of the best art festivals on the Coast. “It’s very extensive and what we like about it is the variety,” he says. It’s a very eclectic sort of exhibition. If somebody is looking for a painting they’ll find something, whether it’s a portrait or a landscape.”

Owls & The Pussycat by Teresa Mundt, artist in residence at Immanuel Arts Festival

ART FROM $5 TO $4000 This year marks the 37th anniversary of the Immanuel Arts Festival, which has grown from a small gathering to a festival attracting more than 200 emerging and established artists and a variety of genres including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, wearable art, film and creative. Convenor Melissa Evans says, “We’ve got more entrants than we’ve had in a good five years and more sculpture than we’ve ever had before. It’s the biggest art competition on the Coast, with more than 1000 pieces of art in display. “You won’t see the sheer volume of art that we have anywhere on the Coast. It’s the ideal time to come and view the work of Sunshine Coast artists and buy a piece of art for your home. Some of the kids sell their art for as little as $5 and it’s really cute, and the art by the adults ranges in price from $20 for a piece of pottery up to the $3000 or $4000 mark.” The 37th Immanuel Arts Festival runs from May 25 to 28 at Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim. The gala opening is on May 25 at 7pm. Visit immanuel for more information. Proudly supported by My Weekly Preview.













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BAFTA AWARDS The awards were held in London on May 14. Adeel Akhtar made history as the first non-white best actor winner in the BAFTA’s 62 year history.



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NOMINATE A BRILLIANT BUSINESS FOR 2017 AWARDS Nominations are now open for the 2017 Sunshine Coast Business Awards. Anyone can nominate a deserving business person in one of 22 categories. Business owners and individuals can also nominate themselves. The 2017 awards program is managed by the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce and president Kris McCue says award categories include business sector awards, major awards for key aspects of business performance, an overall business of the year, individual awards, and the Hall of Fame for repeat winners. Visit to nominate.

THE RACE IS ON TO SAVE LOCAL DAD Troy Lister is 28-years-old with two small children and is battling on while those around him frantically fundraise for life saving surgery with Australia’s worldrenowned neurosurgeon, Dr Charlie Teo. Lister has aggressive brain cancer and needs his tumour removed as soon as possible. Without the surgery, his family has been told he will pass away by the end of the year. Teo has agreed to operate, but the Sydney operation will cost the family $100,000. Wife Marie started a GoFundeMe campaign and more than $60,000 has been raised so far. To help the family reach their target, visit

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WATSON FILM SAILS AWAY FROM THE COAST A film based on the inspirational Jessica Watson is on the horizon, but the company set to take on the challenge of bringing the Sunshine Coast teen’s around-the-world journey to the big screen won’t be filming in the region. Sunstar Entertainment’s Andrew Fraser says there are simply “not the facilities to produce a film on the Sunshine Coast”. Instead, the crew will “most likely” head to the Gold Coast to take advantage of the huge film production studios and expertise. Fraser says production on Watson’s film will begin by the end of the year and anticipates a 2018 release.

Lifeline is hosting a safeTALK workshop for people actively involved in sports clubs on the Sunshine Coast. The three-hour training workshop equips coaches, admin staff, volunteers, players and parents with skills to recognise the warning signs of suicide so they can intervene and help. Those interested in attending the workshop on May 30 from 6pm to 9pm can book over email at by May 27. Cost is $20 and places are limited.

WIN TIME WITH TODD MCKENNEY & CHERIE BARBER Todd McKenney and Cherie Barber are coming to the Sunshine Coast for a photo shoot with the Vintage Calendar Girls and fans can get in on the action. As part of VCG’s fundraising efforts to support Sunshine Coast families battling a rare cancer diagnosis, McKenney and Barber have agreed to an auction of one hour of their time while they are on the Coast to shoot the cover for the 2018 calendar. Bidding is now live and fans can enjoy a light lunch and have a professional photo taken with either of the famous faces. The renovation queen can also consult with the winner on ideas for an upcoming or dream project. To bid on the auction, which closes at 8am on May 22, visit The Vintage Calendar Girls Facebook page and click on the auction event.

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HOW DID WE FARE IN THE BUDGET? The Federal Budget, which was handed down last week, has seen more than $530 million allocated for critical upgrades to the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and Caloundra interchanges. The budget also contained Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison $5 million in federal funding for the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute, to create three new clinical treatment programs on the Coast. These programs will help to treat people with dementia, improve youth mental health, and support suicide prevention in the local community and further afield. There were some measures introduced to support housing affordability (see My Property Preview page 45) and older Australians who previously enjoyed the benefits of a pensioner concession card but were impacted by the recent pensions asset test change will have their cards and the entitlements that came with them restored. For more information on 2017–18 Budget measures, visit Don’t miss next week’s My Weekly Preview, where Coast businessman Bill Darby will share his thoughts on the Federal Budget.

The community has banded together once again and raised $60,000 for the Nambour and Currimundi Special Schools through the annual Island Charity Swim. More than 100 swimmers took part in the swim and this year, the course had to be altered due to rough seas. Instead of swimming out to Old Woman Island, swimmers and their support crews were guided along a course around the bay sheltered by Point Cartwright and the Mooloolah River wall.

SHUFFLERS RUN FOR A CAUSE They might be called the Shufflers, but a dozen Sunshine Coast health advocates have run for a cause and raised more than $2100 for local health foundation Wishlist. Headed by one of the Coast’s top cardiologists, Professor Kim Greaves (pictured), the Sunshine Coast Shufflers formed last year to take on five local mountain peaks in just one day. The team, which also included Sunshine Coast University Hospital cardiologist Tony Stanton and Wishlist’s Lisa Wilson and Lisa Rowe, took on 21km through the rugged Mapleton National Park.

HESTON BLUMENTHAL PROTEGE TO HOST MASTERCLASS FOR TAFE STUDENTS More than 100 TAFE Queensland East Coast students are set to gain career insights from Masterchef Peter Ansell, who worked under Heston Blumenthal for several years at one of the world’s best restaurants, The Fat Duck. Ansell is one of four chef-turnedentrepreneurs who will present their career and business experiences and provide interactive workshops with Four of the Grow Coastal entrepreneurs 2017 cohort will gear up to inspire TAFE students TAFE cookery students. Ansell will represent his business, 60 at 60, alongside chef Jason Janetzki of Bright Side Bagels, chef Jamie Watson of Frozen Sunshine and hospitality expert Mathew Walker of Crazy Fresh. All were chosen for the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast’s Grow Coastal program, the Sunshine Coast’s first food accelerator, helping businesses achieve their dreams and better guarantee their long-term success in the market.


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ALBURY IN AUTUMN This pretty border town is a feast for the senses. By Sarah McPhee, AAP.


here’s nothing like waking up on a Sunday morning and buying 20 pies. At least, that seems to be the case for the man standing next to me. “Stocking up, James?” the stallholder pipes. “We just don’t get a chance to get down here every weekend,” he replies. His purchase is as impressive as it is enviable. Pies & Loaves is the most popular stall at the Rotary Albury Wodonga Community Market, tucked away in a multi-storey car park and filled with ruggedup locals, their arms laden with bags. “My daughter’s downstairs selling health foods but everyone’s at stores like this,” a lady says. I’m about a six-hour-drive southwest of Sydney and just under a four-hour-drive

north of Melbourne. The market itself is dark and grey but take just a few steps outside and you get to see Albury in all her glory. Autumn here is a sea of yellow, orange and brown leaves that curl on the ground and crunch under your boots. The sun is trying to peek through the clouds and the manicured green parks make the perfect spot for an apple pie or Portuguese custard tart. The $1.50 price tag is nothing to sneeze at either. There are one-kilogram buckets of Nashi pears for $3, pots of honey and rows of homemade fig jam. For the meat-lovers, there’s a sausage sizzle or pies filled with Thai green curry, lamb korma and beef and Guinness. It’s a small taste of the bustling Albury Wodonga Farmers’ Market, held in Hovell




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Tree Park on Saturdays, where the sixgeneration farming family behind Willowbank sell their produce and Rutherglen Berkshire sell their pork. Something about being on the border of NSW and Victoria has taught this regional city the art of collaboration. And although the streets are blanketed in thick fog, the cafes and restaurants are buzzing. Melbourne’s iconic coffee culture has certainly been embraced since it brewed its way over the border. In the centre of town, The Proprietor serves up toasties as big as your head. Think corned beef, mushroom and Cuban pork, or my pick – the pressed lamb shoulder on brioche with sweet onion pickle, kohlrabi and cabbage. The cafe is housed in one of Albury’s oldest buildings with original foundations laid pre-1890. It was a saddler, then a butcher, but now smells of roasted Padre coffee beans from South Melbourne. Nestled into the back of the city’s most breathtaking drawcard – Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) – is Canvas. Here, I feast on tuna tartare, confit duck leg, buttered greens with almonds and warm apricot crumble. Albury is on the NSW side of the border, so it seems only fair to wash my dinner down with a pinot noir from Eden Road in Tumbarumba. The grapes are grown less than two hours’ drive away on the western edge of the NSW Snowy Mountains.

A popular meeting spot is behind the trees in Noreuil Park, a stone’s throw away from Victoria. Home to The River Deck cafe – set to celebrate its second birthday – it’s surrounded by the gushing Murray River. As I feast on my Murray cod and chips I watch kayakers paddle past, children swing on the playground and dogs streak towards the endless piles of leaves. A long-time Wodonga resident tells me it’s the best venue in town. And from what I’ve seen, I’d have to agree. I’m told local kids bring their inflatable toys and rafts down on Australia Day to jump into the river, float around the riverbend, and sprint across the most narrow stretch of grass. And although I’ve fallen for this autumnal wonderland, I think I might be back in summer to do just that. * The writer travelled as a guest of Destination NSW.

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Sami Muirhead had a tattoo experience that went horribly wrong and warns young people contemplating some ink: wait until you’re older.

While on an arduous uphill trek, Richard O’Leary is struck by a pearl of wisdom: a comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.


o Victoria Beckham may be a mere mortal after all. No, she still has not smiled. But it turns out the former Spice Girl and mum of four has spent the past few years trying to get rid of a tattoo on her neck of a love poem dedicated to her husband David. Oh tattoo rue! That feeling when you wish more than anything you never got that ink on your skin because it lasts for approximately, um, forever. I know tattoo rue well. I blame Sarah Murdoch for inspiring me to do one of the most stupid things of my life. The blonde model had kind of warrior stripes mixed with a dolphin swimming on her toned arms when she adorned just about every magazine cover 20 years ago. Sarah’s tattoo looked so cool. She was engaged to Lachlan Murdoch and travelled the world partying with the rich and famous. Her tattoo screamed rock star and wild child. Did I mention she was cool? So off I skipped to the tattoo parlour to get a really awesome flower on my back. It would scream hip boho luxe. It was in honour of my grandmother. Except very early in the procedure I passed out. Yep, out cold. I woke up with strangers fussing over me and a few random strokes of ink on my back. It looks more like a sketchy dot-to-dot doodle than a divine lotus flower.

I have never been the bravest of warriors. Just ask the poor midwives who helped deliver my children. I told them I had changed my mind and the baby could just stay inside me forever. When I went to get my tattoo I was of course full of bravado and confidence. I was travelling the world backpacking and I thought I knew it all. It was summer and the parlour was a grotty room with no air conditioning and no windows. I did not transform into a cool supermodel overnight. Over the years, I have tried unsuccessfully to have it removed but I seem to be forever pregnant or have some other reason I cannot continue with the removal. So I just live with this blight of blobs on my back. The shame. My good friend Todd tells his kids it is sage life advice to not get a tattoo until you are 30. I agree. We no longer buy charm bracelets or sign birthday teddy bears to mark really big birthdays or special occasions. We get inked. One in five Aussie men have a tattoo. One in four women boast the same. Almost half of those of us have one single tattoo and chances are it is a picture. Each to their own and I know some tattoos look really beautiful. But my advice is to wait until you are a bit older. And above all, stay conscious.

“It looks more like a sketchy dot-to-dot doodle than a divine lotus”

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’d seen that quote earlier in the week pinned up at work. It kept coming back to me as I scrambled up a steep incline towards the promised oasis. We’d set off in the morning on a glorious Sunday, four adults, six kids – two families free from the work-week blues, headed for the Wangi Falls in the Northern Territory. We’d camped nearby so it was only a half-an-hour road trip, but the early signs were not promising, and by signs, I mean actual road signs that told us we were getting closer to our destination but the falls were closed due to crocodiles. Being an optimist at heart, I continued to drive towards our destination in the hope it was all a big misunderstanding. It will come as no surprise to you that when we arrived, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Top End was in fact closed and I had six cranky kids on my hands and a swim with the crocs suddenly didn’t sound that daunting. I asked one of the rangers if there was another waterhole close by and she told me about the Upper Cascades just five kilometres down the road. “It’s a bit of a walk to get to them though,” she said. So that’s how I found myself walking up a hill of slippery slate-shaped rocks carrying a six-year old who had conveniently left his shoes in the car and “can’t walk any further because my feet

are burning”. That was when it came to me: A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. Well I was growing all right: cranky, dehydrated and delirious. But as those words continued to roll around my liquid-deprived brain, my attitude started to change; I appreciated the pandanus, I let my breath be taken

“Bright red dragon flies flitted around my head as I sank into the cool water”

away by the views, and I was grateful for the lack of rubbish on this tricky track. I won’t lie to you, the 1.7 kilometres felt a little longer than that, and my youngest felt a lot heavier than he did at the start, but when we came into that clearing with its pristine pools and its bubbling waterfalls all my worries were washed away. Bright red dragon flies flitted around my head as I sank into the cool clear water and soaked up the sun. Muscles strained. Mind sated. I may have even grown a little bit.

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Mark Jamieson Mayor Sunshine Coast Council

Metropolitan Caloundra surf lifesavers having fun on the beach with holidaymakers, 1938. Image Courtesy of Picture Sunshine Coast.

NEW MURALS UNVEILED Life-sized Picture Sunshine Coast images of loyal lifesavers, bathing beauties and the sand garden competition feature in the new heritage murals that have been unveiled at Kings Beach. The Caloundra beach has long been a popular holiday destination for families who make the trek to the iconic location for their annual holiday – and it still is a favourite today. The heritage images have been taken from council’s Picture Sunshine Coast collection and showcase classic scenes from the 1920s through to the 1950s. Celebrating the region’s history is particularly important in 2017 as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast. The murals are funded as part of the Heritage Interpretive Trails project through the Heritage Levy.

UPGRADE FOR MARKETS A section of the iconic Eumundi Markets is undergoing an upgrade to ensure the area remains safe and improve the market experience for visitors. The project is a joint initiative by Eumundi community organisations and council. The Eumundi Markets will continue to operate in full throughout construction.

COVER FOR CALOUNDRA A new shaded area is keeping guests cooler and protected from the sun at the Caloundra Aquatic Centre. Located near the adventure play pool, the 4.5m x 11m structure is the latest addition to the popular centre in the Central Park precinct. Manager John Wallace said he had seen the Caloundra Aquatic Centre flourish and expand in size and patronage over the years.

What’s coming in Palmwoods

Palmwoods Streetscape

A new town square will create a vibrant civic heart of Palmwoods, providing a green community and event space, and a central meeting point for festivals and celebrations.

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Australia’s best marathon outrigging competitors will be on the Coast this weekend for the 2017 OC6 Outrigger National Marathon Titles. You can check out the action in events ranging in distance from 10km to 22km off Mooloolaba Beach.

The town square will maximise the amount of level space available for community use and will complement the town character of Palmwoods. It will be located directly south of the Palmwoods Memorial Hall and will: • improve pedestrian links through the town and connect the retail precincts of Margaret Street, Main Street and Little Main Street • include seating, shade and outdoor dining opportunities • enhance existing business and attract new business and visitors to Palmwoods.

The design focuses on organic shapes to retain the relaxed character of the town. It includes streetscaping on Main Street and Hill Street, with these areas connected by an all access (wheelchair compliant) timber boardwalk in a grove of mature Piccabeen palms, named The Piccabeen Walk after the tree that Palmwoods takes its name from. Smart city infrastructure such as free Wi-Fi, controllable lighting and power for events, projectors and bin sensors will also be installed.


Council offers local businesses the chance to build the knowledge and skills required to make the most of business opportunities with Asia. Find out more at our Asia E-Commerce Export Workshop on May 25. Register on our website.

The Maleny Show Society is celebrating a milestone – the 80th annual Maleny Agricultural Show – on Friday and Saturday, June 2–3. Gates open at 8am each day with the schedule including two nights of free live country music. Tickets include a $30 family pass. Details:


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Support local businesses Council encourages the community to continue their support of nearby businesses during construction.

Palmwoods Public Domain Master Plan This project is part of the Palmwoods Public Domain Master Plan, which was developed following a comprehensive place making process in 2013 and 2014 when participants fully supported the development of a new town square.

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We are building a healthy, smart and creative region here on our Sunshine Coast, and we know there are many challenges and opportunities that we need to plan for now. A great example of our council’s forward thinking is the release of our draft Environment and Liveability Strategy, which is open for public comment. This draft strategy is very important to our region’s future. It focuses on how our natural environment should be preserved and enhanced while enabling a good quality of life for all of us in an accessible and well-connected built environment. The strategy addresses the challenges and opportunities that our Sunshine Coast will encounter over the next 25 years – population growth, climate change, economic growth and technological change. It is a must-read for everyone interested in the future of the Sunshine Coast and we welcome your views, which will then be considered in the production of a finalised strategy. Please visit our website at and click on the ‘Draft Environment and Liveability Strategy’ tile on the front page to have your say.

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More than 400 kids from 24 different schools across the Sunshine Coast joined forces to get their hands dirty, meet new friends and have fun as part of council’s 2017 Kids in Action program. Designed for students from Years 5–8, Kids in Action is into its sixth year and aims to increase environmental knowledge and understanding, while providing opportunities for positive environmental and sustainability action. This year’s Kids in Action theme is Relationships Matter. Our environmentally-minded kids are focussing on the importance of connections among different species in an ecosystem, between people and their places and among different people and their communities. The first part of Kids in Action 2017, Environmental Projects Day, took place in fantastic autumn weather at two venues. Our students actively engaged in a variety of real-life natural resource management and citizen science activities. At Stumers Creek Bushland Conservation Reserve in Coolum, the topics

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Did you know there are 30 dog parks and off-leash areas across the Sunshine Coast. Visit council’s website to find your nearest location. Enjoying Kids in Action are Ananda Marga River School students (from left to right): Chloe Mead (Yr 5); Tynan Murray (Yr 5); Pearl Hart (Yr 5); Lilli Brunkhorst (Yr 5). included learning about the impacts of litter on turtles, exploring the dunal ecosystems and finding out more about ocean life via touch tanks and a beach walk. Another group at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve in Maleny focussed on using fungi for myco-remediation and reintroducing fungi into soil, collecting and identifying insects and harvesting seeds

and preparing them for propagation. Indigenous cultural activities featured at both sites. The second part of 2017 Kids in Action, the Kids Teaching Kids conference, will be held in September. Unitywater partners with council to deliver Kids in Action which is also funded by the Environment Levy.

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TOURISM RULES THE ECONOMIC WAVES There was a love-hate relationship with tourists, cynically labelled “terr-ourists” by locals in the 1970s, before the tourism industry was accepted as the region’s lifeblood, writes Dot Whittington.

Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen attends the 1974 Maroochydore Airport Show at Surfair


ars and caravans jamming up the two-lane highway between the Coast and Brisbane every Friday night and Sunday afternoon; getting caught behind “rubber necks” travelling at 20 miles per hour in a 60 zone; “strangers” on the beach; and a shortage of parking spots at favourite haunts were just some of the gripes among the locals who wanted to lock up their part of paradise. But, while many of the good folk who had grown up on the Sunshine Coast jealously protected their turf, the city fathers and businesspeople who recognised there was a buck to be made in accommodating, feeding and entertaining holidaymakers, were keen to keep the hordes coming. The ink was still drying on the freshly rebranded North Coast when the push began to establish tourism as the industry of the future. Victorians were encouraged to leave the chill and come to Queensland for the Winter Bowls Carnival, Sydney-siders were

lured by warm, pristine beaches and rivalry with the Gold Coast was ramped up with the promise of escape from glitz and high-rise. Within months of the Sunshine Coast being officially named in August 1967, the constitution of the Sunshine Coast Promotion Bureau was adopted in March 1968. It was a simple document. Its nine objectives included, “to promote in every respect the development of Shires of Landsborough, Maroochy and Noosa”. In his first annual report in March 1969, chairman Peter Sharpe (who became a Noosa Shire councillor in 1973) said the Tourist Industry sub-committee was investigating “many items” including creation of an artificial reef off Mudjimba Island. Litter was a concern and it was decided that Landsborough and Maroochy should follow Noosa’s lead in having honorary wardens to keep the streets clean. The big event though, was planning festivities for the opening of the new Mooloolaba Harbour.

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In April 1968, the tourist sub-committee had “almost completed all arrangements” for the first-ever familiarisation tour by travel agents from Sydney and Melbourne. It was deemed a great success. In November 1968, the Post Master General’s department (PMG) approved the use of a postmark designed by the bureau to advertise the Sunshine Coast. It was overprinted on all outgoing mail through the Nambour post office in February, May and September 1969. In closing his report, Sharpe noted, “We have a tremendously difficult task ahead of the bureau in promoting this Sunshine Coast right throughout Australia. In parts of Australia we are not even known, and this is detrimental to our future. “Statistics are available that prove conclusively the fact that the tourist dollar benefits everyone in the community.” Since then, there have been various catchphrases, such as ‘Brisbane’s Sunshine Coast’, to capitalise on Expo ’88, followed by ‘Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Reserved for Australian Holiday Makers’ in 1989. That lasted less than a fortnight because of its racist overtones. In 1992, the marketing strategy targeted the active families, luxury seekers and stimulus seekers with the phrase, ‘Perfect Queensland – the Sunshine Coast’. In 1996, came the strikingly simple promotional campaign, Sunshine Coasting. One of the biggest issues faced by those wanting to promote tourism was the innate parochialism, the “they get more than we do” attitude of the three shires. That was resolved with the formation of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council in 2008.

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY Convict James Bracefell (or Bracefield) absconded from the oppressive rule of Captain Logan shortly after Logan’s arrival in the Moreton Bay settlement in 1826. He lived with the Aborigines in the Noosa area and was known as Wandi. On May 5, 1842, Andrew Petrie arrived by boat at what he named in some accounts, Bracefield Cape and in others, Bracefell Heads. This, according to one account, was re-named Noosa Heads on account of prejudice against convicts. Bracefell was persuaded to leave the area with Petrie.

Canberra Terrace, Caloundra in the 1960s

DID YOU KNOW? • In the mid-1960s, a brochure extolling the virtues of the new estate Aroona, “a natural estate on the fabulous Sunshine Coast” lists homesites from $7500 to $10,500. Buyers were told, “The whole of the Sunshine Coast, of which Aroona is now part, is a golden playground to rival all others” with bitumen roads, telephone available and water “laid on” just 3.2kms from central Caloundra. 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

Aura is a vibrant and energetic new city designed to inspire and attract opportunity. It’s a place where world class, contemporary living meets a relaxed Sunshine Coast lifestyle and where commerce, culture and the coast come together for a quality of life that once felt, will never be forgotten.

— Land is now selling from only $199,500* To find out more about our latest land releases visit the Aura Sales & Vision Centre at 1 Bells Reach Drive Caloundra West. *Price correct as at 1 November 2016 and is subject to change without notice or obligation

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here are a number of things to consider and implement prior to June 30, 2017. Given that there is less than two months until June 30, it is important that you review your situation now. The first element to review are your contributions to super. As discussed in these articles recently, this could potentially be your last chance to make contributions to super (especially for those of you who are fortunate enough to have over $1.6 million in super). Importantly, for those over the age of 65 you will need to satisfy a work test before making contributions to super. During the 2016/2017 financial year the non-concessional (or after-tax) contribution limit is $180,000. Or for those of you who are

under 65, you may be able to bring forward three years of non-concessional contributions and contribute up to $540,000 (3 x $180,000). The concessional (or pre-tax) contribution limit during the 2016/2017 financial year is $35,000 for those who are 49 years of age or older and $30,000 for younger individuals. As a reminder, if you are employed, your concessional contributions are your employer (or Superannuation Guarantee) contributions and your salary sacrifice contributions. Or if you are self-employed, your concessional

“Given that there is less than two months until June 30, it is important that you review your situation”

wish to contribute to super. There are a number of changes that take effect from July 1, 2017 in relation to drawing funds from superannuation. In particular, the earnings associated with a Transition to Retirement Account Based Pension will be taxed at 15 per cent from July 1, 2017. So it is prudent to review your Transition to Retirement strategy before June 30, 2017 to ensure that it will continue to be appropriate for you moving forward. For those of you who own and operate a Self Managed Superannuation Fund and are retired – you will be required to ensure that you have satisfied your minimum pension requirements. It is important that you ensure you have taken these minimum pension payments prior to June 30, 2017 as you may be liable to pay tax on your earnings if you do not draw enough. We encourage you to review your situation now as June 30 will be upon us soon.

contributions are referred to as personal deductible contributions. From July 1, 2017 both non-concessional and concessional contribution limits will reduce and your ability to get funds into superannuation will be limited. So you will need to act now if you have funds that you

Troy Davey is an Authorised Representative (no 473122) of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. He can be contacted on 07 5430 4444. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances; you should determine its suitability to you and consult a financial adviser and consider the relevant product disclosure statement before purchasing a financial product. . Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

SMALL BUSINESS WEEK Small businesses account for around 90 per cent of all businesses on the Sunshine Coast and employ around 130,000 local people. This week marked Queensland Small Business Week, a time to recognise the importance of the Sunshine Coast’s small operators and their $100 billion economic contribution to the state. Economic Development portfolio councillor Stephen Robinson says the council is focused on supporting local activity and innovation. “Our Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013–2033 aims to triple our economy to $33 billion, achieve 100,000 additional jobs within our high-value industries and have 20 per cent of local goods and services produced for export.” To find out more about council support that’s available, visit au/Business/Business-Support.

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Kelsey Blond, 11, talks about her upcoming role playing the legendary Helen Keller.


he youngest member of the Lind Lane Theatre’s The Miracle Worker cast is only 11 years old, but she takes to the stage with a flair and skill well beyond her years. The Buderim Youth Theatre of Excellence performer has already featured in Peter Pan as baby Wendy, in Oliver as the littlest pickpocketer, in Annie as Molly the orphan and Cats as the ballet cat Victoria. Now Kelsey Blond is preparing to take on the lead role as Helen Keller in the highly anticipated production. Helen Keller was a deaf and blind American author, political activist, and lecturer who was the first vision and hearing impaired person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Miracle Worker focuses on Keller’s relationship with her teacher Annie Sullivan, who gave her all to ensure Keller had the best start in life. What prompted you to audition for the role? I was interested in expanding my skills, as I love to act. It was a new and very interesting role and experience for me. I hadn’t tried to use my acting skills in a technical way before like being blind, and

Kelsey Blond with Marina de Jarger Photo: Creative Persona deaf. And to work with adults as well as other kids. Did you know anything about Helen Keller? No, it was something I researched after I heard about the audition. My mum and drama coach Robyn Ernst gave me a rundown on the storyline and then I watched the movie. I felt it would be a great role, but very challenging. What are you learning about Helen?

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I am learning how hard it would be for Helen to be blind and deaf and being able to feel everyone else speaking around her. Helen has tantrums, but she is really just trying to find a way to be like everyone else. She is a beautiful and smart girl that is hidden with her disability, which makes everyone treat her differently. What is The Miracle Worker about from Helen’s point of view? I think it is about a girl who is blind and deaf and everyone treats her like an egg about to crack. Then Annie Sullivan comes along to try to teach Helen how to communicate like a normal girl. It is a long and hard process, but in the end she finally understands. What challenges have you had preparing for the role? Not being able to speak in the play and having to use your face and especially your eyes has been a tough challenge. Working with adults has been different to my normal drama class, as they are always working hard, but they make the job look easy. Although Helen doesn’t really speak in the play, what is your favourite line in the play? I don’t particularly have a favourite line, but one of them is in the scene where Annie is talking to Mr Anagnos as she says “Well what should I say? I am an ignorant, opinionated girl and I owe everything to you.” What do you think the audience will like about the play? The way we interact and include them with the problems, like when the dad yells out to the audience when he is angry at someone. As well, the costumes are very realistic. The Miracle Worker is on at the Lind Lane Theatre in Nambour from May 27 to June 3. Tickets are available at lindland.

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Imagine we live in a world that is part of a multiverse, in which at any given moment several different outcomes can exist simultaneously. The internationally-acclaimed play Constellations puts this theory on stage

through the characters of Roland and Marianne, played by Lucas Stibbard and Jessica Tovey. Constellations, written by hot young British playwright Nick Payne, follows Roland, an easy-going chap who makes his living as a beekeeper, and Marianne, a warm, intelligent, and witty woman who works at Sussex University as a quantum physicist – the odds of them getting together are astronomical. But when their worlds do collide, they keep on colliding, as all the possibilities of their life together – good, bad and ugly – flicker across the stage. The Events Centre on May 23 at 7.30pm. Tickets are $55,

ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES COMES TO LIFE IN HECTIC ONE-MAN SHOW Brave boys and girls are in for a wicked and wonderful time with the bubbling concoction, The Witches, based on David Wood’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic. When one little boy unwittingly stumbles into the annual meeting of witches, he hears their nasty plan to get rid of all the children in the world – by turning them into mice. It’s going to take smarts and sneakiness to stop them and not get squished in the process. Anyone over the age of six will enjoy this adaptation, with one actor running amok in a virtuosic physical performance. The Witches is on at The Events Centre, Caloundra on May 25 at 10am. Tickets are $20 and are available at


The sultry sounds of jazz will combine with the sweetness of fine wines, fabulous food and an artistic showcase at Bloomhill Cancer Care’s premier event, Jazz, Shiraz and Art. The headline act for this year’s event is Girl Friday, who will play jazz tunes from throughout the ages. Tapas plates will be

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ownsizing to a resort lifestyle at Halcyon Lakeside proved to be a breeze for Chris and Shirley Birch, even though it took them a while to take the plunge. The Birch’s made the decision to move from a newly-built home in Yaroomba after years being tempted by a family friend who was a convert to the Halcyon community lifestyle. Four months in and the Birch’s couldn’t be happier with their decision to buy a Boathouse-style home featuring a third garage to store a boat or caravan. “We don’t actually have a boat or caravan, but valued the extra space that came with the Boathouse style home so we’ve converted this space into a home

office instead,” Shirley says. “It’s just such a relaxing atmosphere here, and we love the change in environment. Halcyon’s home designs are brilliant. They are diverse, practical and really offer a liveable home with everything you need. “It’s also great living within a community with neighbours our own age. Everyone is so friendly and they enjoy themselves and their lives every day.” Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann says the essence of Halcyon living is to make the transition to a Halcyon community as seamless as possible. “It’s about making home-owners feel right at home from day one,” he says. “Moving into a Halcyon community is

about downsizing practically, enriching lifestyles without compromise.” Halcyon Lakeside will soon feature a multimillion-dollar recreation centre with a rooftop tennis court and pavilion, a championship sized bowling green, resort and lap pool, a gymnasium, a bocce court and a health and wellness centre. Homes at the Lakeside community are priced from $524,000 to $719,000.

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The Sunshine Coast Council is hosting Smart Seniors workshops for those looking for more information and assistance with financial decisions relating to aged care. It can be a confusing time, so those who need help, financial advisor Karen Caldwell from CQ Advice will be visiting libraries across the Coast to help. Find out if you can afford aged care and other alternatives. Discover the costs involved with aged care facilities and find out how to negotiate fees and charged. Learn about the government funds available and what you could be entitled to as well as understanding the potential choices for your personal assets and home. Smart Seniors will be at: • Caloundra Library May 23 from 10am to 11.30am • Maroochydore Library May 25 from 10.30am to noon • Kawana Library May 29 from 10am to 11.30am • Nambour Library May 31 from 10am to 11.30am • Beerwah Library June 1 from 10am to 11.30am • Maleny Library June 1 from 1.30pm to 3pm

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f you are one of the 80 per cent of Queenslanders over 55 who plan to travel in the next 12 months, or one of the 75 per cent considering retirement options it’s time to take a tour of Nature’s Edge Buderim. Sitting amongst natural rainforest and close to all the Sunshine Coast has to offer, Natures Edge is the ideal place for young retirees to settle. You can lock up and leave on a trip confident your home is in good hands, safe and secure.

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Luxury homes are just one part of the appeal of this emerging community, it is all about the lifestyle and life choices. Free up your leisure time so you can finally do the things you enjoy whether it is cruising, caravanning, sport, enjoying wine with friends, playing mah jong or cards with a like- minded group of over 50’s or just taking it easy. At Natures Edge Buderim, we have it covered. The multi-million dollar Leisure Centre is on its way to completion and is a world

class, state-of-the-art facility with a rainforest backdrop. Here, you will meet new friends and neighbours for a meal, a movie at the 30-seat cinema, a swim in the 20 metre indoor heated pool and spa, a Gypsy Tap on the dance floor, a game of bowls or tennis or just a drink on the Sundeck. You can even take a moment for some quiet time and read a book in the library. It is your leisure centre and there will be so much to enjoy. We welcome and value our home

owners and if you have a much-loved dog, we also welcome them – they just have to be approved first to ensure they will fit into our community.

Please call us for a tour of our beautiful hidden over 50’s luxury lifestyle community on 1800 218 898 or email: or go to

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function over form. That’s hardly a criticism because Toyota does manage to sell almost 10 million cars around the globe every year. But rarely do they get funky like this. Toyota’s new baby is called the C-HR – short for Coupe High Rider – and it’s likely to turn plenty of heads. Not just for its audacious design but also the vivid colour palette and range of customisations Toyota has created for this cute little soft-roader. Ironically, the last time Toyota got quite this adventurous with a new model was the original RAV4 (Recreational Active Vehicle) way back in 1994 – one of the very first pint-sized, city-focused SUVs. Even though the RAV is a much larger thing these days, it certainly set a precedent in this segment. Even Toyota recognises what a radical departure this car is from the norm, a push towards younger, image-conscious people “who take a more emotional approach to purchasing a car compared with our more traditional customers”. So it’s not aimed at your Aunty Flo, then. Enabling this change, in part, has been the company’s all-new construction process known as Toyota New Generation Architecture. Toyota says it permits “greater styling freedom” than its traditional methods. In the C-HR, seats and drivetrain are built lower down in the vehicle, allowing a sleeker, more aesthetic profile without reducing interior space, particularly headroom.


TOYOTA’S RAD NEW SUV RAISES EYEBROWS Famously conservative brand Toyota has taken a leap of faith with its edgy new addition. By Peter Atkinson, AAP.


OW! What on earth has happened to dear old Toyota? The famously conservative and hugely successful car maker has cast off its fuddyduddy image with this striking new baby SUV.

It feels a bit like your favourite Aunty Flo turning up for Christmas lunch in skin-tight hot pants. Let’s be honest, Toyota’s powerful reputation for value and reliability is matched only by its rather grey, matronly image. Not

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that I subscribe to the rather harsh theory that Toyota’s model range is essentially ‘whitegoods on wheels’. Their designs have taken on a far more aggressive, attractive tone of late, although it’s fair to say that they still lean heavily towards

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MOTORING The C-HR is roughly the same size as a Corolla hatch – 4360mm long, 1795mm wide and 1565mm high – yet feels bigger because of its elevated driving position and clever use of space – despite its coupe-like profile. That’s not its only ground-breaking trait. Beneath the bonnet will be the first turbocharged petrol engine Toyota has sold Down Under in more than a decade. This small-capacity, turbocharged petrol engine is the company’s first foray into force-fed engines since the demise of the MR-2 sports coupe in 2007. While Lexus has recently embraced turbo technology, Toyota has steadfastly stuck to naturally-aspirated and hybrid-boosted engines in its passenger fleet. That changes with the C-HR. On paper, the engine’s a bit puny at just 1.2 litres, although its outputs of 85kW and 185Nm are enough to give the C-HR surprisingly sparky performance. While the front-wheel-drive entry-level model offers the choice of six-speed manual or constantly variable (CVT) gearboxes, the higher-spec Koba is an auto-only proposition. While the CVT is smooth and efficient, this type of gearbox tends to slightly blunt performance and that’s evident to a degree in the C-HR. It does offer a sports-shift function giving the driver the choice of seven simulated gears – but I suspect the manual would be more fun to drive.

That’s one of the few criticisms of this snappy little machine, though. It’s extremely pleasant to drive, sharp to look at and beautifully put together. With a base price of $26,990, it goes head to head with the likes of Mazda’s wellestablished CX-3 and Nissan’s equally funky Juke at the lower end of the range; and pushes towards the orbit of some European competitors with its $35,290 flagship model, called the Koba. That will buy you heated leather seats, smart entry with push-button start, LED headlamps, smart 18-inch alloys, power lumbar adjustment, satellite navigation and electronic park brake. Seven airbags, stability and traction control, reversing camera, blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert complete a strong

safety package. The reversing camera is particularly important because that swoopy design and chunky C-pillar seriously compromise your view through the rear window. Even with the camera it’s a chore to reverse-park – not ideal given it’s nimble size and likely urban market. Aesthetically, the C-HR really elevates Toyota’s game in interior styling and presentation. The wrap-around dash is finished in attractive soft-touch material, complemented by classy piano black finishes for its curvy, sweeping centre console that tends to wrap itself around the driver. Cabin quietness is impressive, as is the way this little machine soaks up the bumps and road imperfections. And when cruising at the highway speed limit it is the picture of stability and serenity. In all, a very wellbehaved little unit. Buyers probably won’t choose this car for SUV qualities. It feels much more like a hatch, but the Toyota will certainly impress with its excellent levels of finish and driving refinement. Toyota boasts one more first with the

C-HR – a Nano-e air purification system that moisturises cabin air and neutralises odours, bacteria and allergens. The system, developed in conjunction with Panasonic, is claimed to be gentle on occupants’ skin and hair by sending microscopic moisture particles into the chilled air. Aunty Flo would love that.

TOYOTA C-HR KOBA AWD HOW BIG? It’s a baby SUV with roughly the same dimensions as a Corolla hatchback. But it’s acceptably roomy with a generous 377 litres of capacity in the rear hatch.

HOW FAST? Despite its tiny engine, the C-HR is impressively responsive and even quite happy accelerating up hills. But the CVT transmission occasionally causes the engine to rev a bit.

HOW THIRSTY? Official consumption is 6.3L/100km for the manual version, while the all-wheel-drive model we tested is slightly thirstier at 6.5L/100km. Not class-leading, but pretty good for a zippy little machine.

HOW MUCH? Prices start at $26,990 for the entry-level, front-wheel-drive model with manual transmission. The top-spec Koba AWD, tested here, is $35,290 plus onroads.




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MAROOCHYDORE, 36 Bungama Street




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 in love, offering a private and relaxed lifestyle, it features 3 View Saturday 20th May 11-11:30am bedrooms plus study or 4th bedroom, 2 living areas and a 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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HOW WILL THE BUDGET IMPACT QLD PROPERTY? The Federal Budget drew a mixed reaction from Queensland’s property and building industry, with some measures being seen as moderately helpful and others as a step in the wrong direction. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane. “Removing depreciation benefits on certain items (ovens, dishwashers, etc) mean the cost of owning an investment property will rise. We are currently assessing the likely impact on the average investor, however, our first-draft analysis suggests most investors will face a rise of around $2000 a year.” With properties being tightly held across the Sunshine Coast, leading to the marker slowing through lack of listings, Mercorella says incentives that encourage downsizers to sell the family home are a welcome initiative. Retirees can now contribute up to $300,000 from the sale of their home into their superannuation, which will be exempt from the work test. The Housing Industry of Australia has


he Federal Budget handed down last week has received a mixed reaction from those in the property and building industry. While initiatives aimed at addressing housing affordability and property investor deductions have been criticised, industry bodies have praised moves that make it easier for retirees to afford to downsize and open up more homes to the market. Real Estate Industry Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella says the Sunshine Coast’s housing market will not be significantly impacted by the budget announcements. “As a state that does not face a significant housing affordability issue, most of the measures were designed to tackle problems that are faced by Sydney and Melbourne markets. The issues that are faced by those markets simply do not exist here in Queensland,” she says. Mercorella welcomes measures designed to help first-home buyers to get into the market, but says the government’s Super Saver Scheme is not as effective as the State Government broadening the first-home buyer’s grant to include established homes. The scheme allows first-home buyers to salary sacrifice $15,000 a year into their super

account, capped at $30,000 in total. With a median house price of $545,000 on the Sunshine Coast, a $30,000 deposit represents just 5.5 per cent of its value. “This means that the measure does not even support saving of the full deposit required to avoid mortgage insurance on the loan (when usually a minimum deposit of 20 per cent is required),” Mercorella says. “We don’t share concerns that this will add upward pressure to prices as the Queensland market doesn’t face the same demand pressures that Sydney and Melbourne face. We agree it will potentially offer limited help with that all-important deposit, which is a major challenge for Queenslanders where wages growth has been flat for an extensive period.” The REIQ is concerned about the impact on investors of changes to allowable deductions on investment properties. “For a vast array of reasons this market needs a stable, consistent supply of rental properties to the private rental market. By removing deductions such as travel associated with the property, we fear this will discourage investors from considering a purchase in regional Queensland,” Mercorella says.

“There are no simple solutions but providing well targeted assistance to help first-home buyers save for their first home and to providers of community housing through the ‘National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation’ will make a difference. “Although not an affordability measure, the incentives for ‘downsizers’ will also help stimulate the supply of new housing more appropriate to the needs of our seniors.” Wolfe was, however, critical of the government’s changes to foreign investment. “Plans to tax vacant homes, limit the share of foreign investment in new projects and increase foreign investor duties all send exactly the wrong signal to potential investors in Australia,” he says. “Barriers to investment are not productive for the building industry or the economy more broadly; investment needs to be encouraged.”

FAST facts “We agree it will potentially offer limited help with that all-important deposit” Antonia Mercorella

welcomed the “housing focus” of the budget. HIA deputy managing director Graham Wolfe says the budget will “send important signals to state and local governments and the community that the Government is serious about meet the challenge of delivering more affordable housing.”

Budget measures announced include: • Establishing the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation • Establishing a $1 billion National Housing Infrastructure Facility • Commitment to identify underutilised commonwealth land suitable for residential development • First Home Super Saver Accounts • Reducing barriers to downsizing • Tighter restrictions and additional taxes on foreign and temporary residents • Increasing the capital gains tax (CGT) discount for investors in affordable housing • Encouraging Managed Investment Trusts (MITs) to invest in affordable housing • Small changes to negative gearing or capital gains tax. Source: HIA

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.

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ighly regarded as one of the most exclusive positions in the deep waterfront precinct of Minyama Waters, this iconic residence faces due north to the river. It is, without a doubt, one of Australia’s landmark riverfront positions – covering two blocks and more than 1955m2 in total land area. Originally purchased for its incomparable outlook, the owners secured the position and tailored the home using creative vision. The home features a full size tennis court and two separate pontoons for harbour access . There is also a self-contained guest quarters.

117 MOOLOOLAH DRIVE, MINYAMA WATERS Private auction on-site June 25 @ 11am ELITE Lifestyle Properties Mark Unkel 0412 738 675

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Be quick to secure one of these premium ¾ acre lots from $299,000 with some of the BEST rural VIEWS you can get, underground power and the appeal of a boutique estate.

Safe, Modern, Secure, Private & Peaceful • Ducted air conditioning • Renovated kitchen and bathrooms • North facing large courtyard • Close to shops, transport and cafes • Low body corporate

Just a 3 minute drive to Maleny township and walking distance to local schools. Only 30 minutes drive to the Sunshine Coast’s stunning beaches, and only 40 minutes to Sunshine Coast Airport. This is your chance to live the dream life in this stunning hinterland oasis. Don’t hesitate, with only 3 blocks left to choose from the time for action is NOW!

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Stunning 4 bedroom home at 56 Mackenzie Drive.

49 Tinnanbar Tce, 3 bedroom home, park views.

• 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. • Central, well appointed kitchen featuring timber styling, walk in pantry and courtyard outlook. • Downstairs open plan living area encompasses lounge and dining areas. • Beautifully finished bathrooms feature floor to ceiling tiles adding a stylish touch.

• Look inside to fully appreciate how functional a home it is. Small lot size, 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.

• 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 outdoor drying court plus secure double garage plus storage space.

• Internal laundry with separate drying court.










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Stylish inner city waterfront home at 11 Meridien Drive.

Great home overlooking parklands at 56 Yorkeys Lane.

• 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

• To the rear of the home you’ll find three light and airy carpeted bedrooms, all with built-ins.

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






• A second bathroom includes a full bath and shower catering for the whole family. • Split system air-conditioning and fans provides your family with year round living comfort.






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alcyon Lakeside is putting the Sunshine Coast hinterland, and the township of Bli Bli, firmly on the map as a lifestyle destination after a record run of sales in the month of April. The $100 million luxury residential development has cemented its reputation as Queensland’s fastest-selling over 50s community after achieving home sales worth $22 million last month. The pace of buyer demand has seen Halcyon Lakeside, the third Sunshine Coast project undertaken by the Halcyon group, reach the half-way mark ahead of schedule. Halcyon Lakeside project director Chris Carley says buyers from Brisbane and interstate are driving the latest wave of interest. “Halcyon Lakeside from the outset has been particularly popular with local buyers, drawn to the five-star lifestyle amenities of this lakeside community,” Carley says. “However, more recently we have seen a marked trend of sea change buyers, many

Halcyon Lakeside, located within the master planned Parklakes 2 community, boasts more than 450 metres of uninterrupted lake frontage. The project will ultimately comprise 231 homes when completed and create the Sunshine Coast’s most extensive lifestyle and recreational precinct in an over 50s community. The Lakeside Recreation Precinct is one of the key features attracting buyers to Halcyon Lakeside, construction of which is running ahead of schedule. Residents also enjoy secure on-site caravan and boat storage facilities allowing them to enjoy a carefree lock-up and go lifestyle. Halcyon Lakeside home are priced from $419,000 to $869,000, and range in size from 140m2 to 298m2. from interstate, who are finally discovering this beautiful part of the world. “About 40 per cent of our sales are currently sourced from outside of the Sunshine Coast market.”

Carley says he expects the sales momentum achieved last month to continue throughout May. Only six houses remain in the latest Panorama release.

For all Halcyon Lakeside enquires call 1800 050 555 or visit



arklakes 2 in Bli Bli officially opened its brand new Central Park with a big open day on March 26. Since opening, the park has been well used by the local community and it has already become a popular meeting point. The new park is an important community feature and caters for an array of activities for all ages to enjoy including a flying fox, a covered all abilities playground, sheltered barbecue areas and fitness equipment. Since the opening of the park, a free fitness class has been held every Sunday at 8.30am with a great response of 20 plus people attending each class.

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“Community spirit has been an integral part of building a bright future for generations to enjoy…”

The fitness instructors from local business Sculpt PT run a variety of different classes to suit all levels of fitness and everyone is welcome to attend this free class at Parklakes 2 park. Last Sunday, a special Mother’s Day class was held where kids and dads were invited to bring mum down for a fun family session for an active start to their day and, thanks to local florist White Jasmine, all mums received beautiful flowers. “Community spirit has been an integral part of building a bright future for generations to enjoy at Parklakes 2 and community activities at the park are a big part of our vision,” Parklakes 2 developer

Robert Flipp says. “With 20 hectares of forest with nature tracks, lakes with floating wetlands and our Central Park there are lots of open spaces to keep active. “We are very excited to open the new café and tapas bar in the coming months.”

Parklakes 2 final stages are now selling with an average lot size of 720m2 and great views of Mt Coolum, the lakes and park. Less than 40 lots remain, visit the team today at 2 Agnes Place or call 5448 6442 or visit

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Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806 Steve Turner 0412 679 488

Ex Display Home 11 Tiller Street, WURTULLA Located in a quiet Cul-da-sac with a vibrant but relaxed waterside lifestyle this immaculately presented home is ideally positioned in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Central to everything this property is close to patrolled beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment. • 3 Large Bedrooms

• Side Access

• Resort Style Pool

• Unique Design Inside and Outside

• Large Outdoor Entertaining Area

• Large Open Living Area

• Study or 4th Bedroom

• Freshly Painted, Landscaped and new Blinds Installed

•Short Walk to Beaches, Parks and Dining Venues

• Large Double Garage




Inspect 20th May Saturday 10-10.45am Auction/Price AUCTION 10th June Saturday 2pm on site Steve Turner 0412 679 488 au/3193614

join our team calling all experienced real estate agents The central Sunsh Sunshine Coast’s leading Real Estate office is expanding its sales force to take advantage of our hot property market. The Platinum Properties office is the longest standing Real Estate office in the central Kawana region and is widely known as the premium, boutique Agency with a proven track record of multiple record sales

attracting a healthy flow of both seller and buyer inquiry. Totally independent the working environment is free from the constraints of the corporate brands with no franchise fees and a large rent roll which forms our base. We are looking for experienced, selfmotivated real estate sales professional

to join our small team with a view to progression and potential partnership/ ownership opportunities. The right person on will also enjoy above award commissions. ns. If you are not happy with your current nt situation why not ride the wave of the new ew Sunshine Coast University Hospital with us and join our dynamic team!

WHY PLATINUM PROPERTIES?? • Centrally located in the heart of the coast and the new health hub • Prestige brand with high profile • Totally independent, no franchise fees or corporate shackles • Large quality rent roll • Above award commissions and great working environment

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THE MOST EXCLUSIVE RIVERFRONT POSITION ON THE SUNSHINE COAST Offering unobstructed ocean access this property will suit any discerning yacht/powerboat owner for the harbour entrance is a mere 500 metres away. The property has been the family home for the past 23 years and they have now purchased another property and are looking forward to their new lifestyle. In turn this offers an extraordinary opportunity to secure without a doubt one of the best loca ons on The Sunshine Coast!! The home is architecturally designed and comes complemented with two large commercial grade pontoons, full tennis court all stretching over a 1988m2 allotment, North aspect on the river overlooking Minyama Island, Mooloolaba Spit and the Mooloolaba yacht club. 117 Mooloolah Drive, Minyama Waters will be auc oned on-site Sunday 25th June at 11.00am. Due to the calibre of the property the Auc on WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. It will be a “Private Auc on”. If you hold an interest in this property it is kindly requested by the Sellers that you preregister by way of tex ng me on 0412 738 675 or via e-mail The informa on requested is simply your full name including surname, e-mail address and a contact number.

CONTACT Mark Unkel M 0412 738 675 E W waterfrontproper A Suite 11, 21 Nicklin Way, Minyama

The property will be available to view this Sunday (21st May) between 11.00 – 11.45am by prior registraƟon. There will be NO open for inspecƟon signs on the property.

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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 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.

In Rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra Thursday, 25th May 2017 at 11am View Friday 1-1.45pm & Sunday 1-1.45pm Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

• 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



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

Ray White Caloundra

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Tanya Mungomery is proud to launch her boutique real estate agency - TM Estate Agents. Tanya found that an increasing number of her clients were looking for a boutique agency experience and therefore decided to open her own agency to provide a personalised six star buying and selling experience for her valued clients. Tanya will use her knowledge and experience to design an individualised marketing strategy for your home to maximize market profile and sales outcome. Tanya looks forward to sharing your next real estate journey and making it an enjoyable, stress free and rewarding experience. Please contact Tanya if you are thinking of buying or selling and would like to know the value of your property.

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5/139 Burnett Street, Buderim

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car

• Architectural near new masterpiece in private secluded location • Sleek designer kitchen, stone benchtops and large butler’s pantry • Elegant spacious open plan living opening to picturesque balcony • Ideal self-contained guest suite, home office or teen retreat • Fully landscaped low maintenance breathtaking garden with lighting

• Upmarket gated secure Buderim complex “Highgrove” • A quality address only a short walk to the Buderim lifestyle precinct • Striking the perfect balance of sophistication and elegance • Featuring spacious open plan living and a large covered entertaining alfresco • Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and ocean views

View Thursday 18th May 5-5.30pm Saturday 20th May 11-11.30am

View Saturday 20th May 9-9.30am

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SELLING SATURDAY – DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY – PET RESORT – MOFFAT BEACH – 6,343M2 OF LAND 153 Grigor Street, Moffat Beach This incredible, rare property features more than 1.5 acres of land a short walk from popular Moffat Beach. Currently featuring a 3 bedroom home plus a successful pet boarding business, this property offers several options. Either renovate and turn the property into a unique family retreat, land bank for inevitable future capital growth, develop and make a profit or continue running the established business, Caloundra Pet Resort, which offers short and long term boarding for cats and dogs. As well as supporting the pet boarding business, the property is home to two ponies and a dozen chickens. This is prime, flat land with gardens and established trees, plus plenty of grassed spaces.

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

Auction: On Site Saturday May 20th at 2pm Inspect: Saturday 1.30-2.00pm Craig Porter 0411 554 880


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AUCTION DISREGARD ALL PREVIOUS PRICE INDICATORS-THE AURORA PENTHOUSE WILL BE SOLD 1001/8 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore This world class Penthouse - boasting the ultimate breathtaking panoramic 360 degree river, ocean and hinterland views MUST be sold. 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 700 m2 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 an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure yourself a trophy sky home of extraordinary space, prestige and luxury. Due to ill health the owners have provided strict instructions - SELL IT NOW!

• 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 12.30-1.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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AUCTION ARCHITECTURAL BRILLIANCE - TRUE ECO-STYLE RESORT LIVING 18 Clearview Place, Rosemount When a highly successful architect builds their own dream home, you can be certain it will be outstanding! 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 versatile floor plan totalling 452m2 with either 5 or 6 bedrooms or option of dual living. The vaulted ceilings and wide recycled decking add to the obvious and clever design allowing natural light to be maximized throughout. The all natural swimming pool is a 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 11.15am-12pm Craig Porter 0411 554 880


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THE ULTIMATE VENUE - WEDDINGS - FUNCTIONS - BOUTIQUE RESORT? SACRIFICED TO SELL 432 Wilson Road, Tanawha This is a true ‘one of a kind’ and will be sold way under replacement value. The residence boasts 7 ensuited bedrooms with a luxurious feel throughout. The multitude of living zones are all of a generous size, including a billiard room, cinema room and even a library. This stunning residence sits on an all useable block of nearly two acres, with an amazing outlook and unlimited potential. It would be the ULTIMATE VENUE, as the resort style feel and proportions would suit a myriad of different propositions. The 15 car garaging helps with housing ALL the toys, whilst you are only just 6 minutes from the University of the Sunshine Coast or 15 minutes to Mooloolaba beach for your convenience.

7 Bed | 7 Bath | 15 Car • 7,100m block • Potential income producing, ideal for Air BnB • Opulent entertaining/living areas • 7 ensuited bedrooms • Library, office, cinema room • Resort style 3.8m deep pool • 15 car garaging 2

Price: Buyers From The High $1 Million Range Inspect: Saturday 10-10.45am Anne Wallace 0418 769 466


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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 10-10.45am Craig Porter 0411 554 880

UNIQUE DUAL LIVING IN BUDERIM 27 Mons School Road, Buderim

It is rare to find such a unique dual residence. Essentially two separate homes in one providing a high-performance investment or shared home opportunity. Both levels have 3 bedrooms and fantastic entertaining kitchen and dining zones. Each living area opens out onto covered courtyards with the upper level capturing stunning hinterland views.

6 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car

Price: Offers over $795,000 Inspect: Saturday 2-2.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388

WHEN QUALITY IS IMPORTANT 31 Rutherford Place, Pelican Waters

4+ Bed | 3 Bath | 3 Car

Bespoke, immaculate, single level home in private quiet cul-de-sac only minutes to golf course. Sunny light filled interior, spacious, multiple living zones, providing plenty of space for the whole family. From brilliantly appointed kitchen, huge bi-folds open inviting the outdoor entertaining area and Price: Mid $800,000s Inspect: Saturday 12-12.30pm lagoon style lap pool inside. Centrally located to everything Pelican has to offer. Kerri Johnston 0412 580 184


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Eudlo, 82 Upper Rambert Road


Bali Inspired Paradise A unique family home and perfectly designed as a retreat, an overwhelming feeling of peace will overcome you as you take in the tranquil atmosphere. Positioned on an elevated vantage point that affords the property unobstructed views all the way to the Pacific Ocean, this property is one in a million.



Auction unless sold prior • Unique in design • Peace and tranquillity • Stunning gardens • Huge collection of hand carved stone statues • Breathtaking views • 4 bungalow structures • 3 ensuited bedrooms • Close to Chenrazig Buddhist temple

Auction Friday 9th June at 2pm on site View Open for Inspection Saturday 20th May 12:00 to 12.30pm

Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257


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2/18 Blackall St, WOOMBYE

5442 1888


LUXURY WATERFRONT BUY From the moment you enter this waterfront home it quickly becomes apparent that no expense has been spared. Only the finest finishes were selected to create an ambiance of luxury and a timeless quality throughout. Space and light abound throughout the living zones complete with high ceilings and large travertine tiles. A wall of bi-fold doors embrace the water views. The gourmet kitchen is an entertainer’s dream with European appliances, soft-closing drawers and a stone benchtop, all with easy access to the open plan living with multiple living and dining areas. There are four bedrooms, all with hardwood timber floors, three bathrooms, plenty of storage, heated pool and ducted airconditioning.

47 BAANYA STREET, WURTULLA 4 bed, 3 bath, 4 car Offers from the low $1 millions Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388


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 4 brms, 2 baths, 2 living areas, 2 car accom. Quality kitchen with granite bench tops, large under roof entertainment area accessed from the family/dining room for easy entertaining. High ceilings, tinted windows, security screens and air con plus many more extras throughout. This home ticks all the boxes and is privately situated in a quiet cul de sac in Woombye. Priced to sell Mid $500,000’s WOOMBYE: 370 Nambour Connec. Rd Sat 12 -12.40 1940’s Workers Cottage .. Loads of Old World Charm! 3 brms, 2 bath, 1 car. Character home on 2 levels. Upstairs – 2brms + study, bath, living area, kitchen and large outdoor deck overlooking beautiful rural view. Downstairs is an ideal teenagers retreat or for the extended family with a bedroom/living area, study and combined laundry/bathroom. The living area opens to a covered entertainment leading to fenced backyard. Walking distance to Woombye, school and transport. Don’t Miss Out! $359,000 WOOMBYE: 4 Plantation Rise Dr Sat 12-12.40 Stylish, spacious and private living. 4brms, master with resort style ensuite. 2 bath, 3 living areas + 2 car. State of the art “chefs” kitchen, Caesar stone bench tops. Purpose built Media room with overhead projector and large screen. The yard is fenced and complete with ig. pool. Landscaped for easy care maintenance. The home is positioned within the well regarded Plantation Rise Estate. Private, convenient and a very stylish home. High $500,000’s. NAMBOUR: 2 x BRAND NEW TOWNHOUSES ONLY 2 LEFT! 10-12 Mill Lane Sat 1-1.40 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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BUDERIM FAMILY HOME Secluded behind a timber and brick fence is this four bedroom, two bathroom family home. All bedrooms are generous in size and are complete with build-in robes and ceiling fans. The master bedroom, or parents retreat,features a modern ensuite and has its own sitting room which is separated from the main living areas. The recently updated kitchen has stone benchtops plus quality appliances and plenty of storage. The lounge area, with vinyl timber flooring, is generous in size and extends to the outdoor patio area. The level yard is private, has a garden shed and features a large poinciana tree. A 6m x 6 m double garage completes this package. Local schooling, shops and public transport are close-by.

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You relish your independence and freedom but don’t be a lone ram this week! Thursday night’s new moon encourages you to find fresh ways to connect with others – both in your local neighbourhood and within your online community.

It’s a wonderful week to take stock of your financial situation and find new ways to boost cash flow. The more proactive you are, the better. But Pluto could also stir up jealousy, as you are demanding and possessive about a person or possession.

With the sun, new moon and Mars all in Gemini, the world will get a triple-dose of your quick-witted quips. Just make sure your playful chatter doesn’t denigrate into gratuitous gossip. It’s the best time of the year to refresh your physical appearance.

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Of earthquakes (7) Ancient Greek poet (5) Put to flight (4) Relative position (8) Small Australian parrot (10) Go the rounds (6) Plump (6) Unwillingness (10) By hand (8) Region (4) Slightly warm (5) A woollen cloth (7)



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Brushwood (5) To swamp (8) Belief (6) In this neighbourhood (10) A highly valued fur (4) To answer (7) In advance (10) Renegade (8) Drop disastrously (7) Fugitive from justice (6) Make corrections in (5) Break suddenly (4)




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



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LEO [JUL 24-AUG 23]


You’re keen to retreat into your cave as the new moon moves through your contemplation zone. So solo activities like meditation, reading and writing are favoured this week. But, if you stumble and make a mistake, don’t let negative self-talk drag you down.

Lions love talking about grandiose goals, divine dreams and spectacular schemes. The new moon encourages you to walk your talk, as you put those plans into productive action. Don’t just dream about it – get out there and do it!

Virgos are clever and capable. The question is – are you confident enough for big time success? Thursday night’s new moon’s charges up your career zone, but you won’t get ahead if you waste time making mountains out of molehills.




Do your best to steer clear of power games that surface in a relationship. Keep your cool Libra! Thursday’s new moon activates your travel zone so a heavenly holiday is likely sometime over the coming year. But it won’t happen unless you take action ASAP.

When it comes to managing a joint financial matter, Mars and the new moon encourage you to be proactive and have a flexible plan. Pluto also urges you to look at a current problem in a deep and meaningful way.

Under the blessings of the new moon, it’s the best week of the year to start a romance, propose, renew your vows, reboot a relationship or launch a joint venture. Attached archers – talk through potential problems with your spouse.




This week’s new moon encourages you to adjust your home/work ratio so that it’s much more family-friendly. With harmony planet Venus visiting your home zone (until June 6) do all you can to bypass domestic dramas and repair family friction.

The new moon urges you to build bridges with a child or teenager, initiate a fabulous new friendship, start a challenging sport, or take up a hobby you’ve always been interested in. But has an old friendship finally run out of steam?

With the sun, new moon and Mars highlighting your domestic zone, it’s a wonderful week to entertain at home with an impromptu meal. Being of service to others, with kindness, compassion and style, also brings much joy and satisfaction.

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


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6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 The Link. 8.00 QI. (M) Hosted by Sandi Toksvig. 8.30 River. (M) CCTV footage sheds light on Stevie’s case. 9.30 Silent Witness. (MA15+) A teenager is accidentally killed. 10.30 Lateline.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 Tales From The Coast With Robson Green. (M) Part 4 of 4. 9.30 Mighty Trains: North Rail Express. (PG) A look at the North Rail Express. 10.30 World’s Most Extreme. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 11. Brisbane Broncos v Wests Tigers. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 10.10 Meet The Hockers. (PG) 10.40 MOVIE Mr Nice Guy. (1997) (M) Jackie Chan, Barry Otto, Miki Lee.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. Guests include actors Goldie Hawn, Orlando Bloom and John Boyega, and comedian Amy Schumer. 9.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Gainsborough To Ely. 8.35 MOVIE Purple Rain. (1984) Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day. A musician escapes a tumultuous home life. 10.40 SBS News.


6pm Compass. (PG) 6.30 Gardening Australia. 7.00 News. 7.30 The Coroner. (PG) 8.15 The Halcyon. (M) 9.05 New Tricks. (M) Sasha reinvestigates a decades-old murder. 10.05 Seven Types Of Ambiguity. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. (2011) (PG) Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush. 9.50 MOVIE The Rock. (1996) (MA15+) Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris. An FBI agent and a convict break into Alcatraz.

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 Begin Again. (2013) (M) Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Mark Ruffalo. A songwriter is discovered by an executive.

6pm Gold Coast Cops. (PG) 6.30 All-Star Family Feud. (PG) 7.30 David Attenborough’s Planet Earth. (PG) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. 9.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 Motor Racing. Supercars C’ship. Winton SuperSprint. Highlights.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 The Six Wives Of Henry VIII With Lucy Worsley. 8.30 RocKwiz Salutes The Legends. RocKwiz pays homage to the best of Europe. 9.30 MOVIE Ex Machina. (2014) Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander.


6pm Anh’s Brush With Fame. 6.30 Little Lunch. 7.00 News. 7.40 Doctor Who. 8.30 Grantchester. (M) Geordie investigates a suspicious accident. 9.15 DCI Banks. (PG) 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) Authorities probe a millionaire’s life. 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 9/11: The Plane That Hit The Pentagon. 10.30 Videos That Changed The World. (PG) 11.30 House. (M)

6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 Modern Family. Manny and Luke graduate from high school. 7.00 MasterChef Australia. (PG) 8.40 Bull. (M) The TAC offices are attacked. 9.40 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) Pride works to trap Garcia. 11.30 48 Hours. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Italy’s Invisible Cities. Part 1 of 3. 8.40 The Story Of God With Morgan Freeman: Beyond Death. Presented by Morgan Freeman. 10.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Ayr To Stewarton.

6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story: Candy Man Pt 2. 8.30 Four Corners. Hosted by Sarah Ferguson. 9.20 Media Watch. (PG) 9.35 Q&A.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) 8.40 Seven Year Switch. (M) Another invitation arrives. 9.50 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell. (M) 10.50 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Voice. (PG) The knockouts continue. 9.00 Lip Sync Battle. (M) Ruby Rose and Milla Jovovich compete headto-head in a lip-syncing competition. 10.00 Botched. (M) 11.00 Law & Order. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG) 8.45 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) Hosted by Tom Gleisner. 9.45 Prison Break: Resurrection. (M) 10.45 Elementary. (M) 11.45 WIN News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 How To Get Fit Fast. 8.35 The Island With Bear Grylls. Two groups try to survive on an island. 9.30 24 Hours In Emergency: Love Thy Neighbour. (M) 10.30 SBS News.

6.10pm Grand Designs. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Ask The Doctor: Diet. 8.30 War On Waste. (PG) Part 2 of 3. 9.30 Foreign Correspondent. 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 take time to reflect. 9.50 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. (M) 10.50 The Amazing Race. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Voice. (PG) The knockouts continue. 9.00 Love Child. (M) Joan’s baby falls ill, and Matron is wracked with guilt over the possible baby swap. 10.00 Operation Thailand. (M) 11.00 The Mysteries Of Laura. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG) Three chefs face an immunity challenge. 8.45 NCIS. (M) The team uncovers a new lead in the Chen case. 9.45 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.45 WIN News.

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

7.30pm 7.30. 8.00 Anh’s Brush With Fame. (PG) 8.30 The Weekly With Charlie Pickering. (M) 9.00 You Can’t Ask That: Children Of Same-Sex Parents. (M) 9.30 The Warriors. (M) 10.00 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. (PG)

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) Trish’s plans go down the drain. 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) The couples camp on a remote beach. 8.40 Britain’s Got Talent. Hosted by Ant and Dec. 10.10 Chicago Med. (M) 11.10 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 11.40 The AFL Footy Show. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 8.30 This Is Us. (M) Toby jeopardises Kate’s weight-loss progress. 9.30 Madam Secretary. (M) The team works to free a journalist. 10.30 Hawaii Five-0. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. The cooks battle sous chef Ran Kimelfeld. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Tony Robinson’s Coast To Coast. Part 4 of 5. 8.30 Fargo. Gloria revisits her stepfather’s past in order to find answers. 10.25 The Young Pope. (MA15+)

6.05pm Grand Designs. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 The Checkout. (PG) 8.30 Janet King. (M) Janet investigates match fixing. 9.25 Joanna Lumley’s Japan. (PG) Part 3 of 3. 10.15 Lateline.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 World’s Angriest Caught On Camera. (PG) Footage of people losing their cool. 9.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Raj dates one of Penny’s acquaintances.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 RBT. A look at police random breath test patrols. 8.30 The NRL Footy Show. (M) A look at the latest NRL news. 10.30 World’s Funniest Videos Top 10 Countdown. (PG) 11.30 Kevin Can Wait. (PG)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. A Muslim woman is killed in a hate crime. 9.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.30 Blue Bloods. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. 8.05 The Chefs’ Line. 8.35 Michael Mosley: Should I Eat Meat? A look at the dangers of eating meat. 9.35 Medici: Masters Of Florence.







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7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Catfish: The TV Show. 9.05 Ladyboys: The Band. 9.50 The Aliens. 10.35 Little Britain. 11.05 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 11.50 That ’70s Show.

6pm Medical Emergency. (PG) 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Gold Coast Medical. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Town. (2010) (M) 11.10 Bargain Hunt.

6pm Big Bang. (PG) 7.00 AFL Pre-Game Show. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 9. Geelong v Western Bulldogs. 11.00 Canadian Pickers. (PG) 12am Ink Master. (M)

6pm MOVIE Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World. (2011) (PG) 7.45 MOVIE Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. (2005) (PG) Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson. 10.45 MOVIE Beetlejuice. (1988) (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Monarch Of The Glen. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Life As We Know It. (2010) (M) Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas. 10.50 The Paradise.

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. (PG) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PGC) 8.00 New Girl. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Scent Of A Woman. (1992) (M) 11.45 James Corden.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 8.10 Would I Lie To You? 8.40 Live At The Apollo. 9.30 Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central. 9.50 Comedy Up Late.

6pm Dog Patrol. 6.30 Mighty Planes. 7.30 Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Saving Mr Banks. (2013) (PG) 11.00 Dog Patrol. 11.30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive.

6pm BBQ Pitmasters. (PG) 7.00 Football. AFL. Round 9. Brisbane Lions v Adelaide. 10.00 MOVIE Layer Cake. (2004) (MA15+) 12.15am What Went Down. (PG)

6pm Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Zathura: A Space Adventure. (2005) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring. (2001) (M)

7pm Netball. Super Netball. Round 13. Sunshine Coast Lightning v NSW Swifts. 8.45 Netball. Super Netball. Round 13. West Coast Fever v Collingwood Magpies.

7.30pm Car Crash Britain: Caught On Camera. 8.30 Motor Racing. Supercars C’ship. Round 5. Winton SuperSprint. Race 9. H’lights. 9.30 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Raymond. 7.30 Last Man Standing. (PG) 8.30 To Be Advised. 9.30 The Great Indoors. (M) 10.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 11.00 Speechless. 11.30 The Loop.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.30 Whovians. 9.00 John Conway Tonight. 9.50 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. 10.45 Ladyboys: The Band. 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 Homes Under The Hammer.

6pm Seinfeld. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift. (2006) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Fast & Furious. (2009) (M) 10.45 Rude Tube. (M) 11.45 Ink Master.

7pm MOVIE Batman Returns. (1992) (PG) Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer. 9.30 MOVIE John Wick. (2014) (MA15+) Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Michael Nyqvist. 11.30 Bad Robots. (M)

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

8pm Cops: Adults Only. 8.30 Motor Racing. Supercars C’ship. Round 5. Winton SuperSprint. Race 10. H’lights. 9.30 MotoGP. Round 5. Grand Prix of France.

6pm Frasier. 6.30 MOVIE Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters. (2013) (PG) 8.35 Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures. 9.05 To Be Advised. 10.05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Doctor Who. 8.30 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. 9.20 Life And Death Row. 10.15 Little Britain. 10.45 John Conway Tonight. 11.45 Whovians.

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

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 World’s Most Extreme. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Fast Five. (2011) (M) 11.10 America’s Hardest Prisons. 12.25am Talking Footy.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Science Of Stupid. (M) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 Street Outlaws. (M) 10.30 Car SOS. (PG) 11.30 South Beach Tow. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Planet Earth II. (PG) 8.40 DCI Banks. (MA15+) 9.40 MOVIE The Silence Of The Lambs. (1991) (MA15+)

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. 8.30 MOVIE Die Hard. (1988) (M) Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman. 11.10 Super Rugby Extra Time.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 The Simpsons. 9.00 The Simpsons. 9.30 Supernatural.


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

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

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Outback Truckers. (M) 9.30 Outback Pilots. (M) 10.30 Ice Road Truckers.

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) 9.00 MOVIE 22 Jump Street. (2014) (MA15+) 11.15 Airplane Repo.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 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 MOVIE High Crimes. (2002) (M) Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Jim Caviezel. 10.50 The Americans. (M) 11.50 Breakout Kings. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 Futurama. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Road Trip. (2000)


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 Little Britain. 11.00 Catfish: The TV Show.

6pm Medical Emergency. 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. 9.00 Families Of Crime. (MA15+) 10.15 I Shouldn’t Be Alive.

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

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 Police Ten 7. (M) 9.00 MOVIE 300. (2006) (MA15+) Gerard Butler, Lena Headey. 11.30 Bad Robots. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 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 48 Hours. (M) 11.30 Legends. (M)

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

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 The Weekly. 8.50 The Warriors. 9.20 Comedy Up Late. 9.50 Broad City. 10.10 The Inbetweeners. 10.35 Little Britain. 11.05 Bad Education.

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

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Football. AFL. Round 10. Geelong v Port Adelaide. 10.15 The Front Bar. (M) 11.15 World’s Craziest Fools. (PG) 11.45 Ink Master. (M)

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adventure Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Survivor: Game Changers. (PG) 10.30 2 Broke Girls. (M) 11.30 South Beach Tow. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Weird Wonders Of The World. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Legends Of The Fall. (1994) (M) 11.20 Blackadder II.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Caught On Camera: Heroes And Villains. (M) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Swelter. (2014) (MA15+) 11.10 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. 9.00 Sex And The City. 10.05 Sex And The City.

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with MWP’s man in the water

Wow, looks like everyone scored some fun waves this past week. The word on the street is that the sand up at Double island is quite well formed, so get your truck rigged up and go searching. Noosa also has been supplying some fun surf sessions. Now, this weekend looks a little ho-hum but give it a crack. As I’m writing this column, Tyler Wright wins Rio in devastating form and Julian, Mick, Parko and Owen Wright are still in the contest. But, the real deal is the next stop at Cloudbreak. Owen Wright made history in 2015 by scoring a perfect 20 points at Cloudbreak. Let’s hope it is major this season so we can forget about Rio. Hope everyone enjoys the weekend. Not sure if wetsuits are required yet but it’s getting close.

FISHING REPORT with Wayne Nilsson from Maroochydore Fishing World


ABC2 (CH22)



ESTUARY: Plenty of bream around the snags off Cotton Tree with yabbies and small pillies best. Flathead and trevally on live baits and lures from Twin Waters to the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Diver whiting on live worms drifting over the sand banks at Bli Bli. Mud crabs still about with the mouths of the creeks best. SURF: Dart along Mudjimba Beach on pippies providing some fun. Sand whiting at North Shore using beach worms. Trevally and flathead on live whiting on the northern side of the Maroochy bar. Bream are around at Pincushion using fowl gut. Shovel-nosed rays and Jew at Alexandra Headland. OFFSHORE: Red emperor and coral trout in good numbers, but watch their size. Murphy’s Reef and Twelve Mile are the best place to catch them by using whole baits. Squire, sweetlip and parrot at the Gneerings and down at Caloundra Nine Mile, try squid and small pillies. FRESHWATER: Somerset has been producing good-sized bass and golden perch on deep divers and jigged shrimps at Queen Street and up near Neil’s rock. Lake MacDonald has bass while trolling along the weed line and small saratoga around the lily pads. The upper reaches of the Noosa River up to Harry’s Hut is providing entertainment with nice-sized bass on floated baits and shallow divers.

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inner city living has never looked better. Our lake boasts some of the most stunning views you will find anywhere on the Sunshine Coast. However, it’s often been our parklands that have sealed thedeal for those choosing to build their new home at Sunshine Cove.

One look at Claremont’s Precinct Plan will reveal just how special this enclave within Sunshine Cove will become. Almost every homesite within Claremont will have either a water, or parkland view to enjoy.

With over 26 hectares of nature reserves and parklands you could be forgiven for thinking you were living in the country, no where near Maroochydore. Yet its city heart is just a short walk away.

This weekend come take in the Sunshine Cove views for yourself, have a wander along the lakeside boardwalks and pathways and on through to our parklands. See what takes your fancy... waterfront or parkside?

Our latest precinct, Claremont again features stunning, direct, north facing water homesites, but it too offers has a wonderful selection of park front terrace and laneway allotments and more of our innovative urban allotments.

And if you’d like to see more come talk to us.

CLAREMONT WATERFRONT FROM $405,000 AND DRY ALLOTMENTS FROM $255,000 SALES OFFICE OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY CALL 1800 619 194 Average Waterfront/Waterview $424,571. Average Dry/Park $276,406. Prices are subject to availability and are subject to change without notice.

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


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