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here is no escaping the fact: on average one woman is killed through domestic violence in Australia each week. Child and family safety advocate Chris Turner, of Sunshine Coast welfare group SunnyKids, sums it up: “What we’ve ended up with is a community that is aware of domestic violence, a community that accepts it exists, but a community that still isn’t doing much about it.’’ We know the issue exists and yet, how much thought have we given to the people who suffer at the hand of family or domestic violence? In all honesty, I didn’t realise how naive I was. Not until I began researching the issue. That same week a friend – a successful, confident woman and mother – revealed she had been a victim for the past 10 years. Days later I met with yet another survivor, Robyn Lehmann-Rhodes. It hit home that this can happen to anyone. The facts and the raw, emotional stories rattled me. My aim was to write a story to educate the community on how to get help and offer support. A huge thank you to Robyn for speaking honestly about her experiences in a bid to raise awareness. This week’s magazine also features local news, property, travel and beauty. I hope you enjoy the read. Candice Holznagel Editor
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RACE TO THE FINISH Little Mountain’s Mick Sullivan has been the CEO of the Sunshine Coast Turf Club for 17 years. He will retire on August 31 – but you’ll still see him at the races. FIRST JOB? ANZ Bank clerk, it was in Ouyen in Victoria. My father was a friend of the bank manager and it was who you knew in those days.
worrying about the national anthem being sung, rushing around and I forgot. I had to celebrate with my brother and it was a bit of a joke I didn’t back his horse.
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING ON?
WHAT ACHIEVEMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
Ensuring that the Sunshine Coast Turf Club remains efficient and profitable prior to my retirement. We’re getting ready for Oaks Day on June 2 and the Caloundra Cup on July 1.
The financial turnaround and success of the Sunshine Coast Turf Club. It was basically insolvent. I had to look at anything and everything we could do to save money. I had to make some very tough decisions. It’s a very competitive industry and it’s been tough, but it’s been very enjoyable and I’ve had the support of very good boards and staff.
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YOUR FAMILY INCLUDES. . . Wife – Carmel; Daughters – Dani and Cara; Son-in-law – Daniel; Grandsons – Leo and Ned.
DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME? Penguin. I had gout in both feet once. I shuffled into the pub and the boys called me penguin.
FIRST CAR? Holden Torana.
FAVOURITE BOOK? Moods – The Peter Moody Saga.
WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW? The form guide – always.
FAVOURITE SONG? Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart.
BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN? Be kind to your mum.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED ON THE SUNSHINE COAST? Seventeen years. I was originally from Victoria, I spent five years in Wagga Wagga as the CEO of the Murrumbidgee Turf Club. I’ve been involved in racing in some form nearly all my life. I started training horses when I was 12, then I worked for a bookmakers and now I’ve been a CEO for nearly 23 years.
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WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST? Corbould Park Racecourse. And it’s always nice to go for a drive to the hinterland.
WHERE DO YOU TAKE VISITORS WHEN THEY COME TO THE COAST? Alfie’s Mooo Char Bar and Domenicos on Kings.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ON THE COAST WHAT WOULD IT BE? Public transport. We need better service all round, an improved bus service and much better rail service. It’s a long way to go to Landsborough to catch a train and nowadays, the traffic on weekends can be horrific to and from Brisbane travelling here. You’ve only got to stand out and watch Caloundra Road on a Friday afternoon.
BEST DAY IN YOUR LIFE? The day I met my wife. We met at Daisy’s Hotel in Ringwood on the Friday and I flew to London on the Sunday. We wrote to each other while I was away. We’d never been out on a date, but she picked me up at the airport and we’ve been together ever since. We’ll celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary on July 23 and I’ll be 65 on July 27.
CAN YOU NOMINATE A DAY IN YOUR LIFE THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A TURNING POINT? The phone call from Sunshine Coast Turf Club requesting I apply for the position of CEO in December 1999. We used to come here on holidays and never thought we’d be moving here.
YOUR GREATEST REGRET? Not backing my brother’s horse Amexed, who won the Caloundra Cup last year. I was busy
YOU ARE HAPPIEST WHEN? Relaxing with family and friends having an ice-cold beer.
WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN YOU RETIRE? Well I’m only five minutes from the Turf Club and I can’t see myself sitting around on a Sunday doing nothing. I’d also like to see a bit of Australia. I’m looking forward to sitting back and watching the new CEO John Miller continue on with the success of the club. The Sunshine Coast is continuing to expand and we’ve spent a lot of money here over the last couple of years to upgrade the facility to make it the best we can, so the place is in very good shape.
ADVICE TO YOUR 18-YEAR-OLD SELF? Look after yourself health-wise and embrace opportunities when they arise.
TEA OR COFFEE? Tea, no milk.
NRL OR AFL? Both – Broncos and Collingwood.
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Every year in Australia, more than 300,000 women experience violence – often sexual violence – from someone other than a partner.
THE LIST The top five countries with the highest employment in health and social services (by employed percentage). 1. Norway, 19.8 per cent 2. Denmark, 18.6 per cent 3. Finland, 16.5 per cent 4. The Netherlands, 15.8 per cent 5. Sweden, 15.4 per cent. SOURCE: TOP5OFANYTHING.COM; HEALTH AT A GLANCE 2015: OECD INDICATORS.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK “I want to tell people that family violence happens to [anybody], no matter how nice your house is, no matter how intelligent you are.” Rosie Batty
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1946 – A patent is filed in the US for the H-Bomb. 1969 – Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth. NASA says it was the first flight of a complete, crewed Apollo spacecraft to operate around the moon.
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WORD OF THE WEEK Alexithymia An inability to describe or express thoughts and emotions.
DID YOU KNOW? Korea has implemented 28 state-sanctioned haircuts for its people. Hard to believe, I know. Though, if you were searching for the silver lining, I guess it would reduce the time spent procrastinating over cuts and colours…
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ENDING OUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC One in four Australian women will experience physical or sexual violence by their partner – more than half of these victims have children. May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month, a time to campaign for change. WORDS: Candice Holznagel.
“Today, police would have dealt with, on average, 350 domestic violence matters” Rosie Batty with son Luke
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leven-year-old Luke Batty was as cute as a button. His wide, blue eyes and sun-kissed, freckled face were not all that different from other boys his age. And yet, it’s his face that has become etched in the minds of millions of Australians. Three years ago, this young cricket fan, who would “always love’’ his mum, was bludgeoned to death at the hands of his father, Greg Anderson. Luke had just finished practice at the Tyabb cricket oval in Victoria when his father committed the unthinkable crime. Anderson was shot by police and later died in hospital. This innocent child, and his mother Rosie, had suffered from years of family violence. Rosie Batty’s heartbreaking story brought the issue of domestic violence into the public spotlight – something that was well overdue. Since that day, Batty, who was named Australian of the Year in 2015, has continuously campaigned against family violence. She has fought for improved awareness and government funding. “If Luke hadn’t died in such an extreme way, I’d just be one of those ‘family violence people’ no one listens to,’’ she has said. “Family violence may happen behind closed doors but it needs to be brought out from these shadows and into broad daylight.’’ According to campaign group White Ribbon Australia, one in four Australian children are exposed to family violence. An Australian Government Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice report reveals that young victims of domestic violence have previously been labelled as the ‘silent, forgotten, unintended and invisible’ sufferers. Thankfully, awareness is growing. Batty’s strength to speak out has opened the door for thousands of mothers including the Sunshine Coast’s own anti-violence campaigner, Robyn Lehmann-Rhodes. “In my day (1995), there was no support. I had no money. He was going to kill me if I left. I had no backup. No one knew.’’ Lehmann-Rhodes is a crusader. A strongly-spoken woman who looks you square in the eye with confidence. She is living proof that people of all ages, backgrounds and personalities, can suffer at the hands of their partners. She is also proof that there is a way out. But why did it take 12 years for her to leave her husband? “I was in denial myself. It’s really difficult to say. I rang [a] women’s helpline twice,’’ Lehmann-Rhodes tells My Weekly Preview. “He’d follow me around the property with a shovel in his hand. I felt shame,
embarrassment. People say ‘why doesn’t she leave?’. The victim is saying that too. It’s not that easy to leave. “He told me he’d take the kids off me. He told me he’d kill me if I left. I didn’t go to anyone else because I didn’t want to put them in harm’s way. He was very powerful when I was with him. Once I left, I started to regain my own power. It’s like getting stronger every day.’’ In the end it was the survival and safety of her two children that drove LehmannRhodes to escape. It was 1995, the day before Father’s Day. “I got in the car and drove. It was for the kids. Every decision I made was for the kids. They were terrified of him. “The abuse had started pretty much as soon as we were married. He didn’t physically abuse me at first. However, there was the odd pushing around. I honestly thought that was OK. “We had two children… he would be quite violent and abusive towards them.
Chris Turner – SunnyKids CEO I would try and distract him from them and cop more myself. “It got worse and worse. I didn’t know what my favourite food was, my favourite colour, my favourite music. He made every decision for me. I was a shell. I didn’t exist.’’ After finding the strength to leave, the family spent a week living in a women’s shelter. The Domestic and family violence and homelessness 2011–12 to 2013–14 report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that more than one-third of adults and children seeking help from homelessness services did so as a result of domestic and family violence. Around 520,000 Australians accessed homelessness services in that three-year period with 187,000 of those due to domestic and family violence. There is no escaping the facts. They are startling and confronting. Australian police deal with 5000 domestic violence matters on average every week – that’s one every two minutes. So far myweeklypreview.com.au
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COVER STORY today, police would have dealt with around 350 cases. A recent report from the AIHW revealed that nearly 6500 women and girls were hospitalised as a result of assault in Australia during 2013–14. The perpetrator was usually a partner or spouse. Injuries to the head were the most common. The Queensland Police Service’s Annual Statistical Review 2015/16 shows the number of domestic and family violence applications on the Sunshine Coast increased from 1368 to 1660 in 12 months. Across the April Easter long weekend, the Sunshine Coast Vulnerable Persons Unit reported 56 incidents in the region. It was the worst spate of incidents since the unit opened in September. Bringing the issue out from behind closed doors is one step in combatting what has been labelled an ‘epidemic’. In October 2016, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched the Third Action Plan of The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022. The plan aims to substantially reduce the violence in Australia by driving generational change in six key areas including changing attitudes and behaviours and offering support. Family welfare group SunnyKids’ founder and CEO Chris Turner agrees educating the younger generation is one step. This week the Sunshine Coast charity launched the children’s book, The Good Man Project, in hopes it will be the catalyst for change. The book, written by Sunshine Coast author Angela Bueti, will be distributed into all primary schools across the nation. Turner says another step is community ownership and overcoming ignorance. “I think, having worked in this sector for 14 years, we’ve come a very long way. We could not speak about domestic violence in 2003, no one wanted to listen,’’ Turner tells My Weekly Preview. “I’d say the turning point was when we got an articulate, educated, attractive victim in Rosie Batty. (She) caught our attention – someone the media, government and community couldn’t ignore. “What we’ve ended up with is a
MAN UP Are you an abuser? Did you know that domestic violence isn’t restricted to the physical kind? Violence is an act that hurts another person. It may be physical, psychological, sexual, financial control, ignoring the needs or using technology such as emails or social media to control another person. If you’ve ever felt or said any of the following, seek help before it’s too late from DV Connect, your local police or Men’s Line 1300 78 99 78. Remember, when violently angry, always walk away from the scene: • I can’t control my anger • When we argue, I shout and frighten my partner • I have a few drinks and things just get a bit out of hand • I’ve never hit her. It was just a little push. community that is aware of domestic violence, a community that accepts it exists but a community that still isn’t doing much about it.’’ One of the major reasons for this, Turner says, is that people don’t know what to do or don’t want to get involved. “We can help people learn what to do. We can help people realise that it could be their loved one. If we don’t intervene today that person could move on to our own child next. The only way to stop this is for us, as a
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community, to stop saying it’s OK. “If you think it’s DV, it probably is. If you are worried about it right now, ring the police. If you’re not, ring the support service. They will listen to what you’re worried about and support you to work out what you need to do. Things like, assuming they are not in immediate danger, getting alongside that person and affirming them, encouraging them, letting them know that you are there for them.’’ In late 2015, SunnyKids joined forces with the University of the Sunshine Coast to host a Domestic and Family Violence Symposium. The Make It Stop conference resulted in the drafting of a high-level plan for the region outlining the need for more education and more highly-engaged police. “We’ve really got that now,’’ Turner says. “The Highly Vulnerable Person Unit is effective.” Prior to the existence of the unit, 50 per cent of the referrals police made to support services on behalf of the victims were declined by the victim. There was little follow up. Now, teams continue to work with the victim, which subsequently results in 75 per cent accepting help from support services. “Thirty per cent of the answer is that. Seventy per cent of the answer is in what happens before,’’ Turner adds. “That 70 per cent is for us [the community]. You don’t have to go knock on the door… get some assistance. It’s about men confronting other men, women confronting women. “We used to think it was OK to smoke in restaurants or in aeroplanes. If someone did that now, they’d be asked to leave. That’s what we want. We want domestic violence to be unacceptable.” For Lehmann-Rhodes the message she has for other victims is this: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and I’m now in control of my life. I am a strong woman, I’m independent, happily married and my children are happy and healthy. They are very respectable and caring adults. There is help out there.”
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and I’m now in control of my life” Robyn Lehmann-Rhodes
THE STATS • Australian police deal with 5000 domestic violence matters on average every week. That’s one every two minutes. • On average at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia. • One in three Australian women has experienced physical violence since the age of 15. • Women are at least three times more likely than men to experience violence from an intimate partner. • Women are five times more likely than men to require medical attention or hospitalisation as a result of intimate partner violence, and five times more likely to report fearing for their lives. • The cost of violence against women and their children in Australia as reported by KPMG found the total cost of domestic violence Australia to be as much as $22 billion in 2015–16. • If no further action is taken this figure is predicted to rise to $323.4 billion over a 30 year period. Source: domesticviolence.com.au
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ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT… INDOORS From Tasmania to Toowoomba, rowers are heading to the Sunshine Coast from across the country to fight it out in the Queensland Indoor Rowing Championships on June 4. The event will be held in the Performance Arts Theatre at Kawana Waters State College and is a Give Me 5 for Kids fundraiser. The day will kick off with a politicians’ mixed relay, which will see Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie, Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer and Member for Glasshouse Andrew Powell compete. Five individual events and a mixed relay will form part of the program.
40 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR ESTEEMED ART PRIZE Forty finalists have been revealed in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017. Selected from a high calibre field of 461 entries, the finalists will be showcased in the Art Prize exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery from August 17 to October 8, with the winner to be announced at the official exhibition opening on Thursday, August 31. The winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize. To view the finalists’ work visit gallery. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.
Sunshine Coast Libraries have provided free literacy training to adults, with the assistance of trained volunteers, for the past 28 years. Now, people are being invited to apply before June 12 to complete the Libraries’ course in Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutoring. “The Adult Literacy Program has assisted a large number of adults between 15 and 76 years of age in our community who have difficulty with everyday, functional literacy,’’ says councillor Jenny McKay.
MALENY SHOW CELEBRATES 80 YEARS EARLY INTERVENTION TO STOP DV FOCUS OF PURPLE SKY GALA DINNER The Sunshine Coast will unite against violence for the Under the Purple Sky Gala Dinner on May 27. The event, to be held at Aussie World, will support the Lions inPlace Inc initiative, which advocates for early intervention and prevention of violence in the community. To buy tickets or support the cause, visit whitehousecelebrations.com.au/ purplesky.
There will be smiles and laughter all around next Friday as the 80th Maleny Agricultural Show gets underway. The two-day event will feature all of the fun of sideshow alley as well as the traditional exhibitions including cookery, dairy and poultry sections. Coast residents can catch a free show bus to and from Nicklin Way, between Caloundra and Kawana. Entry to the show is $30 for a family of two adults and three children.
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TEENS AND TURTLES TEAM UP TO HIGHLIGHT THREATS FACED Two Sunshine Coast teenagers have become Queenslandâ€™s first official Sea Turtle Champions and are set to lead a global awareness campaign highlighting the increasing threat faced by the marine species. Talented surfer Jye Parkinson, 14 and Maggie McArthur, 13, have been selected for the coveted new role following a region wide search, which attracted such a strong response Sea Life has formed a junior turtle focus group, comprised of six other exceptional entrants aged between 10 and 14. The duo kicked off their year-long reign this week when they joined the Sea Life team to conduct a beach clean.
EAT YOUR HEART OUT Four Sunshine Coast foodpreneurs have taken a leap of faith by teaming up to launch Australiaâ€™s first joint foodie crowdfunding campaign. Businesses Your Mates Brewing, CrazyFresh, Suncoast Limes and 60@60 form part of the Innovation Centreâ€™s threemonth Grow Coastal food accelerator program and have a range of goals to grow their organisations. Grow Coastal has partnered with crowdfunding platform Pozible, giving the foodpreneurs a chance to test the market and raise the crucial funds they need to expand. The businesses are offering a range of rewards to the public for supporting the campaign.
NO NOOSA HOLIDAY FOR BUSTED CREDIT CARD CRIMINALS Police are reminding Sunshine Coast residents to be extra vigilant with checking their credit card statements following the arrest of a Canadian national for fraud offences. A 42-year-old New South Wales man noticed some discrepancies on his statement including an online accommodation booking for a Noosa resort. The man notified his bank and also the Hastings Street resort. On May 20, the hotel notified police when four men attended the accommodation to check in. Sunshine Coast District Officer in-Charge Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards said the offence served as a timely reminder to carefully monitor credit cards statements. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000.
Two Sunshine Coast companies have received a financial boost following the Federal Governmentâ€™s $200 billion commitment to Defence. Caloundra aviation company Helimods was awarded a $154,000 contract to manufacture 14 aircraft cabin wet decks for the Navyâ€™s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters. Fellow Caloundra company, Praesidium Global, is designing and manufacturing unmanned ground vehicles to get wounded soldiers to safety. The company has now entered into a $1.3 million contract with Defence to supply the vehicles to the Army.
GRAMMAR TOP SCHOOL FOR POOL LIFE SAVING Sunshine Coast Grammar School has taken out the 2017 Queensland Pool Life Saving competition. Students from Years 2 to 11 competed against teams from Brisbane and Toowoomba to secure the title. Teacher and coach Jeannie Baxter-Reid is no stranger to pool life saving. With more than 40 yearsâ€™ experience she was recognised in 2016 by Queen Elizabeth II for her outstanding contribution to the service. â€œOur pool life saving team are great ambassadors. Each student worked tirelessly in the individual and team events which was evident by their excellent display of skills and determination in the competition,â€™â€™ she said.
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DIVING DEEP TO BOOST SUSTAINABLE BIKINI BUSINESS Local designer Steph Gabriel is one of 30 entrepreneurs hoping to learn business secrets from Sir Richard Branson. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
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arlier this year, OceanZen Bikini founder Steph Gabriel told her best friend that she wanted to meet Sir Richard Branson and she wanted Leonardo Di Caprio to invest in her sustainable swimwear business. Two months later, the Alexandra Headland resident was extended an exclusive invitation to attend Sir Richard Branson’s Entrepreneur Program on Necker Island and “freakishly” landed a last-minute place in the ING Bank Dreamstarter Campaign for the month of May to help make it possible for her to attend. The Dreamstarter Campaign is a crowdfunding initiative that is similar to Kickstarter, only it is dedicated to ethical business, something OceanZen is the very embodiment of. The business removes harmful plastic bottles and fishing nets from the ocean and transforms them into fashion-forward bikinis. ING Bank will donate $15,000 to OceanZen’s campaign if Gabriel can raise $40,000 in 30 days. The $40,000 will allow OceanZen to get the next swimwear collection off the ground, produce a sustainable eco-water bottle and get Gabriel to Branson’s Entrepreneurial Program. “It is an all-or-nothing situation,” Gabriel says. “I am a strong believer in you attract the things that you want in life and this is really exclusive and there is no application process for it. They choose 30 entrepreneurs from around the world, so it is pretty amazing to be considered.
“Who knows, maybe Leo is just around the corner too.” Gabriel founded OceanZen Bikini after seeing firsthand how plastic is impacting the oceans and has been involved with some incredible research projects around the world before going on to gain a degree in Environmental Marine Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The 27-year-old now splits her time between continuing her environmental awareness and conservation work with the successful bikini brand. Gabriel says she is still pinching herself that she has been given an opportunity to connect with Branson, one of her business idols. “Branson is a very disruptive entrepreneur, he breaks all the rules and that has made him the success that he is today. This is how I like to see myself, with OceanZen breaking the rules, swimwear is not usually made from fishing nets from the ocean,” she says. “Technology is allowing us to regenerate things that would otherwise be thrown out, so many brands are shifting towards sustainability and I am so happy to be a part of that movement.” It is estimated that eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year.
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Gabriel is hoping people will see the potential of her sustainable business and get on board her campaign by donating what they can, or choosing a supporter package from Ingd.me/oceanzen by 10am on May 31.
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FACEBOOK TO COMBAT FAKE NEWS Facebook is beginning an international marketing campaign to warn users about fake news. The ads will advise Facebook users to “be sceptical of headlines” and check other reports on the same subject before believing a story. The social media giant has been heavily criticised for its handling of fake news content. Facebook claims it has already removed thousands of fake accounts. Simon Milner, the tech firm’s director of policy in the UK, says people want to see accurate information on Facebook. “We have developed new ways to identify and remove fake accounts that might be spreading false news so that we get to the root of the problem.” The new advertisements are an extension of the online notice that first appeared on news feeds last month, which came after founder Mark Zuckerberg was forced to defend the site after the US election amid claims fake news stories in support of Donald Trump could have aided his victory. -AAP
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e were looking for a fun, family holiday – one where we could savour a bit of a different culture. We decided to head for Montreal. I had visited once before and always wanted to go back. Our two eldest sons (in years six and seven) are both learning French in school, which made it an easy decision, and our kindergartner was on board too. Here are a few highlights of our trip:
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until September 4) to hands-on activities at the permanent exhibitions and 3D IMAX movies, the Science Centre is a fun place. Go early to make the most of it and then take the rest of the day to shop, stroll and eat in Old Montreal. OLD MONTREAL: Old Montreal (Vieux Montreal) is the oldest part of the city, with some remnants dating back to New France. It’s charming and full of life, with restaurants, shops, cafes and art galleries along the Rue de la Commune and beyond. A few places to visit are Place Jacques-Cartier and Place d’Armes, surrounded by buildings that include the Notre-Dame basilica. DINNER AND LIVE JAZZ: We had a memorable dinner at Jardin Nelson, located at Place Jacques-Cartier, where we sat in a beautiful courtyard surrounded by old stone buildings listening to live jazz. The highlight of our delicious meal was an amazing dessert, a traditional Quebecois treat with vanilla ice cream and maple syrup called pouding chômeur. QUEBEC CITY: The province’s capital, is a three-hour drive from Montreal and a worthy side trip. Don’t miss the iconic landmark Chateau Frontenac and the Terrasse Dufferin that wraps around it. With cannons spread along the walkway, the terrace offers beautiful views of the Saint Lawrence River. The European-looking streets around boast restaurants, cafes, little
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MOZZARELLA, HALOUMI AND ALL THAT JAZZ MasterChef judge George Calombaris recently declared Trevor Hart’s handmade haloumi the best in Australia. MWP met the man behind the cheese that’s charmed top chefs from Noosa to Melbourne at his home-based cheeserie to watch the maestro in action. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.
revor Hart resembles a wizard concocting a spell as he stirs buffalo milk curds in a large stainless steel bowl of hot water. He can already tell it’s going to be a good mozzarella by the way the curds are beginning to stick as they swirl around each other, magically morphing into a mass of soft, fresh, delectable cheese. He pulls and stretches it out to the length of his arm and admires it like a proud father. “Mozzarella is a transformational cheese,” he says. “That stretch – it’s a rare and beautiful thing. The moment between being a curd and a cheese is really small. I judge this by the glow on it,” he says, holding up a shining white ball to the light. “You could almost call it zen and the art of mozzarella making.” But he’s not stopping there. Today the award-winning Maleny cheesemaker – whose Cedar Street Cheeserie buffalo haloumi was declared Australia’s best haloumi by MasterChef judge George Calombaris on May 7 – is making 50 balls of burrata for the Noosa Food and Wine Festival. This means strong coffee, loud jazz and eight hours of hard yakka in the cheeserie beneath his Maleny cottage, where he’s working with assistant Tim Dashiell, a fellow musician. “Burrata is the holy grail of cheese,” Hart says. “It’s highpressure; we’re under the pump. It will fail if I don’t work fast, if I don’t get every stage of the process exactly right. You have to be attentive every step of the way. When you go to stretch it, you have a small window of time when the acidity is at the right spot. Too acidic and you can’t stretch it, not enough acid and it just falls to bits.” Hart deftly works the balls of mozzarella into the shape of a calla lily with a deep well, into which Dahshiell pours buffalo cream, before Hart ties it off underneath the water, creating a discreet seam at the back. “I love the buffalo milk,” Hart says. “The way it tastes and behaves, and the cream is insane. I started out buying 20 litres a week when I began making cheese about 10 years ago, and this week I ordered 400 litres.” The buffalo milk hails from Maleny dairy farmers Mal and Margaret Thompson and it’s the farm-fresh quality of the milk that’s one of the keys to Hart’s success. Another key is his creative talent, which saw him become a jazz musician and composer at an early age. He plays trumpet in the well-known Trevor Hart Quartet and on a Saturday morning in Maleny, you might catch him busking in the street with other seasoned musos, while his daughters Daphne, 12 and Pearl, 10 watch on. “It’s a challenge doing the busking because I haven’t got a stage between me and the audience,” he says. “It’s great because sometimes people are dancing in the street. It’s that
type of music, that early jazz and ragtime really suits the whole street thing.” Hart had a steady job as a high school music teacher when he decided to take a risk and follow his fascination for handmade artisan cheese, a passion that has seen him win a Churchill Fellowship to explore traditional cheesemaking in Europe, become a Slow Food ambassador and win two Delicious magazine awards. It was a creative yearning his partner, ceramicist Shannon Garson, fully understood and Pearl and Daphne have gained much from – least of all brownie points with friends. “Kids come around in summer and say, ‘we want haloumi and watermelon’,” Hart says proudly. “One of Daphne’s friends requested some haloumi for her birthday present.” Hart’s daughters accompany him to Noosa Farmers’ Market, the only commercial outlet for the public to buy Hart’s cheese other than Maleny IGA, the only Australian supermarket to stock it. Owner Rob Outridge says people drive up from Brisbane on the hunt for it, while the rest goes to restaurants in
Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. While Daphne and Pearl are keen to eat the cheese, they’re not fussed on making it. “They want to make pottery with Shannon,” he says. “I’m just the lowly cheesemaker in this household. “I just wanted to try something new – I wanted a challenge,” he says, of his decision to quit his day job 10 years ago and hang out with musos making cheese. “I love a challenge. Living here with three girls, that’s a challenge! “Sure, it was an incredible learning curve but I like a good project. It focuses my scattered mind. I always want to make something the best I can and try new things. To try to do burrata, to get this right, took me four or five years, but I have got it right now.” While Hart’s cheeses have captured the attention of the nation’s top chefs, creating huge demand for his product, it wasn’t always that way. “In the beginning I faced a lot of resistance from people in markets,” he says. “Everybody thought a cheese had to be like cheddar, not fresh. It took me about two years to start to convince people that fresh cheeses are legitimate cheeses. I remember standing at markets and selling almost nothing for about a year.” As a self-taught cheesemaker, he’s learnt the hard way – by trial and error. “I once lost about 150 litres and I got very upset,” he says. “I went next door to bewail my fate to Shannon and she said it is a living thing and you must appreciate it is a living thing. Sometimes living things just don’t work out and this is the nature of what you do. She was right. It was deeply upsetting, not so much the loss of the milk, but the failure. “I like that it’s like music in that you never stop learning. You learn subtle things all the time. I have the ability to focus my mind and I think that comes from being a professional musician. I was a composer and had to compose to deadlines, so I learnt to focus my mind. I’m a failed lazy person, I’d love to be lazy but it’s just not within me.”
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Sami Muirhead believes she earned the right to be called Mum, Mama or Mummy and her cheeky toddler will never convince her otherwise.
Bill Darby says political point scoring and inflated egos are hampering the effective promotion of tourism on the Sunshine Coast.
y two-year-old has taken to calling me Sami. I do not like it. The morning starts with him coming up to my bed and shouting in a very loud voice at about 5am: “Sami! Wake up! Me needs muppin!” Muppin is in fact muffin and is actually a crumpet in our household. Honey on toasted crumpets is the highlight of my winter mornings. The toddler thinks he is a dictator and also is confident he and I are on a first name basis. I have explained to him I am ‘Mummy’, ‘Mama’ or even ‘Mum’ but I am not ‘Sami’. He lost the right to call me my actual name when I gave up wine and blue cheese for nine months when I was pregnant with him. This makes him more determined to call me by my first name. He thinks it is hilarious to watch me turn red with frustration as a very disturbed look crosses my brow. The world is not right when my kid is calling me by my first name. My friend warns me it is a weapon kids use in a ruthless bid to wound our parental hearts. His son is 16 and has started calling him by his first name, as the teenager declared he is now an adult and it would be childish to call his father any name other than that. My friend is gutted and is hoping it is just
a phase. My hurt buddy pointed out to me that his son stole his heart when his tiny boy looked up into his eyes and gurgled, ‘Dada’ for the first time. It was the first word he ever spoke and it made him feel as if he was the world to his son. A few years went by and his son started calling him ‘Dad’. This is what seven-yearolds do. Fast-forward to the teenage years and his son became embarrassed to kiss him in public and switched to ‘dude’. I will die if my children ever ‘dude’ me. A conversation apparently goes something along the lines of, “Hey, dude. Do you reckon you can spot me 20 bucks, mate?”. So this is a message to my son with his chubby thighs and dirty hands. Please, just call me Mum. From the minute I knew I was pregnant with you I loved you fiercely and protectively. Every time you scream out ‘Mummy’ when you scrape your knee, it melts my heart. And as you grow up it is still going to be really nice to hear the word ‘mum’ because no matter how old you are, how successful you are, trust me – you only have one mum and one dad who love you more than you will ever know. And if you ever, ever ‘dude’ me I can promise you that you will never score $20 and you will more than likely be grounded.
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he announcements in the recent Federal Budget brought mixed reviews. The mayor was clearly dissatisfied with the announcements made by Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison and he was quick to point the finger. In a nutshell, promises fell short of the council’s expectations for infrastructure expenditure – $530 million in prioritised funding for the Bruce Highway wasn’t good enough and the $250,000 study into an undersea cable was again, too little too late. On the other hand, our parliamentarians Ted O’Brien and Andrew Wallace were rapt with the Budget outcome. As a result of public criticism from the mayor, the reactions from our local pollies confirm the relationship is deteriorating. Collaboration and teamwork has made way for political point scoring and relationships seem to be sinking to their lowest ebb. Does anyone believe our MPs sit on their backsides all day? Of course not. Frankly, they work harder and longer hours than most of us. As lowly backbenchers they have very little say on the Budget, yet they juggle competing priorities and lobby in Canberra to achieve the best outcomes they can. A systemic problem in our region is that local political egos have stripped away any semblance of humility and good grace. The self-congratulatory rhetoric from the council is getting tiring and its criticism of the state and federal government is getting worse. For the record, generally speaking our
Sunshine Coast councillors and council staff do a great job. Unlike the countless volunteers out there, it’s also a job they get very well paid to do. Just saying. Equally disappointing was advice I received this week that the council is working to undermine the independence of our tourism body, Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC). The region’s official tourism organisation receives most of its funding from a tourism levy raised through local rates. A board was elected in 2012 to independently govern VSC and grow our regional tourism economy, but it appears the council is pulling all the strings. Controversy has surrounded VSC since Noosa gained its independence. While funding for VSC comes almost exclusively from the Sunshine Coast, VSC promotes Noosa and Gympie Shires with gusto. Bringing further suspicion to the effectiveness of VSC is its reluctance to publish comparable tourism performance statistics for sub-regional areas such as Coolum, Mooloolaba and Caloundra. While Noosa and Gympie crow about their unprecedented growth, other tourism hubs on the Sunshine Coast are left guessing. I want to live in a community that works together to be a better place. It concerns me that with our inherent parochialism and lack of transparency, we have a long way to go. At the end of the day, we are all very small fish in a very big pond. The sooner some of our public servants realise that, the better.
Bill Darby is a businessman and general manager of Caloundra’s Rumba Beach Resort. He has an extensive career in the tourism industry. For more visit billdarby.com.au.
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MINDSET OR SUPPLEMENTATION? Jodi Chapman says a combination of mindset techniques and nutritional replenishment can assist in overcoming emotional stress.
minerals. Inflammation will lead to deficiency due to a lack of absorption and will have a major influence on your inability to break the cycle of low energy, low mood, and disease processes. Stress reducing techniques and positive mindset, while very important to maintain a balanced state, are not able to fill deficiencies when it has become too late. However, they are important in breaking the cycle and maintaining the longevity of your wellness. A combination of both positive mindset techniques and nutritional replenishment and supplementation will always give a more effective and speedy recovery and is essential to restore wellness.
eing well doesn’t always go to plan, leaving you to decide whether to seek advice and support. For some people, a highly stressful life will cause symptoms of mood disorders or disease and may be triggered by the emotional situation, which then contributes further to either their physical or mental health. For more patients, these same feelings or conditions come on for no apparent reason and are not stress induced. In either case, the emotional stress that comes with dealing with health issues utilises higher nutrients to produce the brain chemicals and hormones that are required to cope. When gut inflammation is involved, and it often is, nutrients that are commonly found to be deficient are B12, B6, folic acid, vitamin D, DHEA hormone and a range of
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WHITE WINE IDENTIFIED AS MAJOR ROSACEA TRIGGER Alcohol is not good for the skin. This is the news coming out of the US. Too much of the liquor negatively affects the natural glow of the skin via dehydration. It also lowers protective antioxidant levels and dilates blood vessels. Until recently, much of the blame for rosacea flare-ups was laid at the door of red wine. Now, the new study from the American Academy of Dermatology says white wine is the major culprit. And, they’ve got the data to prove it – 82,000 women were tracked for 14 years. Researchers found that women who drink as little as a couple of glasses of white wine per month had a 14 per cent increased risk of developing rosacea. Five glasses of white wine a month accelerated the likelihood to 49 per cent. Surprisingly, red wine drinkers did not suffer from these issues at all.
WALK FOR RECONCILIATION People are being urged to join the Suncare Recognise Coastal Walk on May 29. Heading off from Cotton Tree, the three-kilometre walk is in support of reconciliation in the community. It will be followed by entertainment, sausage sizzle and painting for the kids.
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FROM THE MAYOR
This week has been a special one for council with the launch of COAST, a new publication that features a tasting plate of the diverse range of artistic and cultural events that we are hosting in our region. We are building a healthy, smart and creative Sunshine Coast and this vibrant 48-page publication showcases just some of the diverse array of artistic and cultural events that are being presented or supported by Sunshine Coast Council. With everything from music, arts and literature to performance, dance and workshops, there is definitely something that will appeal to everyone. I encourage everyone to explore the fantastic programs that are managed, hosted or supported by council and are just waiting to be experienced with family, friends and visitors. We are blessed with some outstanding performance venues, galleries, libraries and museums. You can pick up a copy of edition one of COAST at Lake Kawana Community Centre, The Events Centre, Caloundra Regional Gallery, council’s libraries and customer contact centres, Visitor Information Centres, cafes and a range of other locations.
A PLAN FOR OUR RESERVES The ecological values of the Sunshine Coast’s 547 environmental reserves will be protected and ecosystems restored following the adoption of the first comprehensive plan to manage more than 6000 hectares of native habitat. Council’s reserve network includes properties with high ecological and natural amenity values. Properties range from small bushland areas dotted throughout the urban landscape to large ‘jewels in the crown’ which have been purchased under the Environmental Levy Acquisition Program, along with three environmental visitor and education centres and 131 kilometres of public trails. Our reserves are important community assets that contribute significantly to our region’s natural advantage and the provision of services for a healthy, smart and creative community. The Environmental Reserve Network Management Plan is the first of its kind in Australia and creates a consistent set of best practice management principles for our reserves
WE HAVE OUR FINALISTS
Forty finalists have been revealed in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017. Chosen from a high calibre field of 461 entries, the finalists will be showcased in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery from August 17 to October 8, with the winner to be announced at the official exhibition opening on Thursday, August 31. The winner of the acquisitive art prize will receive a $25,000 cash prize, once again sponsored by Audi Centre Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council. This year, the art prize received entries
“…the ﬁnalists will be showcased in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery from August 17 from several established artists with strong national and international profiles, including Richard Bell, Robert Owen and Daniel von Sturmer, as well as many respected, mid-career artists including Raquel Ormella, Tim McMonagle and Helga Groves, all of whom were selected as finalists. There are two local finalists this year – Joseph Daws and Jennifer Herd. The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017 will
be judged by the very experienced Angela Goddard, director of Griffith Artworks, Griffith University Art Collection and the Griffith University Art Gallery. There is a prize pool of more than $30,000 in cash and prizes including: • An acquisitive major prize of $25,000 cash sponsored by Audi Centre Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council; • A non-acquisitive Highly Commended prize of $5000 sponsored by the De Deyne family; • A non-acquisitive People’s Choice prize of $2500 sponsored by Caloundra Chamber of Commerce; • A Sunshine Coast Art Prize Residency sponsored by Montville Country Cabins and Caloundra Regional Gallery. The major prize-winning artwork is acquired into the Sunshine Coast Art Collection and displayed either in council’s public buildings or as part of future exhibitions.
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1 Check out the action from our state’s best players at the Queensland Volleyball Championships at council’s Caloundra Indoor Stadium, North St, Golden Beach, from Thursday, June 1 to Sunday, June 4. Entry is free.
Bring your children to the riverwalk stage at Sunshine Plaza for a very special Storytime session on June 14 from 9am to noon. There will be lots of fun for toddlers and their care givers. Stories, songs and some of the best picture books our libraries have to offer.
Maleny Show Society is celebrating a milestone – the 80th annual Maleny Agricultural Show – on Friday and Saturday, June 2 to 3. Gates open at 8am. Ticket prices are $15 adults, $10 pension/ student, $5 children, $30 family pass.
For a full event listing and full detail visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au PROJECT UPDATE
REFRESH FOR LIBRARY Contemporary and vibrant spaces for people to enjoy while reading newspapers or a favourite book are just some of the benefits of the upcoming refurbishment of council’s Caloundra Library. The upgraded library will include new laptop and tablet spaces, casual and comfy seating to use the free Wi-Fi and the youngest library members won’t miss out
with the beach hut-themed reading nooks and their own outdoor courtyard. Caloundra Library will be closed from Friday, June 2 and will reopen on Monday, June 26. A pop-up library will be open in a building next door from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday during this period, however, services will be limited.
We run a number of programs to help keep our community fit, active and healthy. Find details by searching for “health and wellbeing” on our website. You can discard up to three old mattresses for no charge at council waste management and resource recovery facilities. Visit our website for details. Are you getting married? To hold a wedding or ceremony on a beach or park, you will need to make an application to council on the website.
Find more hints and tips online at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
FREE PUBLIC WIFI Did you know you can connect to free high speed WiFi across the Sunshine Coast? Council’s network makes it easier for people to work, study and stay connected.
Log on at 21 locations right across the region including council libraries, Mooloolaba Esplanade, Alexandra Headland and Kings Beach using any WiFi enabled device.
You can find a list of locations, along with terms and conditions, on council’s website.
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Georgia Fowler’s makeup up bag essentials New Zealand model Georgia Fowler was in Australia last week for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. These are some of the makeup products the Victoria’s Secret model keeps in her arsenal:
This powder blush looks as pretty sitting on your dressing table as on your skin. Milani Rose Powder Blush comes in matte and shimmery shades to suit every skin tone, $17.95 from milanicosmetics.com.au.
1. Charlotte Tilbury’s contour and highlight palette Filmstar Bronze and Glow, $97 from charlottetilbury.com.au. 2. NARS blush in Seduction, $44 from Mecca Maxima. 3. Maybelline Great Lash mascara, $7–$10 from Woolworths, Priceline and other pharmacies.
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4. MAC lipstick in Russian Red, $36 from Myer.
5. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Perfector, $72 from Mecca Maxima. 6. Fragrance: Vivienne Westwood Boudoir, $67 from shopbot.com.au.
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Flawless makeup application is all about the brushes, but good brushes don’t usually come cheap, so we think the Elf Silver 11-Piece Brush Collection is good value at $80, from Kmart or elfcosmetics.com.au. It includes:
• Eyeshadow ‘C’ Brush • Complexion Brush • Small Angled Brush • Blending Brush • Fan Brush • Powder Brush
If you want smooth, manageable, frizz-free hair without the need to use a hair straightener every day, try a keratin treatment. Here’s what you need to know: • Keratin is a protein in your hair that is lost with age and overuse of products. • Keratin treatments fill in the porosity of your hair, reducing frizz and breakage, increasing shine and making styling easier. • After a keratin treatment you can’t wash your hair or tie it back for 48 hours. • The term ‘keratin treatment’ actually encompasses a range of formulas with differing results. • If you want to maintain more body and curl, go for a formaldehyde-free
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formula that uses glyoxylic acid, keratin, and silk proteins. • Keep in mind that formaldehydefree keratin treatments don’t contain the compound that straightens curly hair, they simply coat the hair in a film that smooths the hair. • If you want a more significant straightening effect that eliminates the need to use a straightener at home, you’ll probably need a keratin treatment that uses formaldehyde in conjunction with straightening irons. • If opting for a formaldehyde-based keratin treatment, make sure the salon is well ventilated with fans or special vents and the toxic chemicals are circulated away from your eyes and mouth during the treatment.
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OUR 50TH YEAR
SIGNS REMAIN OF AN OLD-SCHOOL CRAFTSMAN Ron Drane left his mark on the Sunshine Coast, quite literally. He was the old school of signwriter who carried his brushes and paint pots from Caloundra to Noosa; Beerburrum to Brooloo, writes Dot Whittington.
THIS MONTH IN HISTORY The Culgoa was wrecked on the Noosa Bar on May 13, 1891. She had sailed from her wharf at Tewantin about mid-morning loaded with timber and grounded on the river flats approaching the Noosa Bar. The wreck was sold at auction on June 8. The engines were removed and used in a sawmill at Brooloo in the Mary Valley until about 1960. The scattered remains of the Culgoa rest somewhere in the sands of the Noosa River.
The sign shed at Parklands; and Ron is hoisted by a crane over the cliff at Cullens in Nambour
on Drane arrived on the North Coast in 1957, having bought the signwriting business of Simon Bracegirdle right beside the Bruce Highway at Parklands, north of Nambour. The burnt remains of a big, old gum tree stood at the front and it was from this that Ron hung his shingle, describing his address as “behind the black stump”. As it was on the main highway north, his Ron Drane Signs shed, along with his Kombi van, became something of a landmark. His trademarks were his maulstick and a canvas beret he always wore not so much for its eccentricity, as for its usefulness in wiping out a stray chalk line. In the early years, he was the only craftsman signwriter serving the region. He wrote signs for national paint, petrol and ice-cream companies as well as for many old family businesses. It was the days before computer lettering and he would craft perfectly formed letters – always priding himself that he could paint the perfect S, any size – every
time and on every surface. It was all brushwork, from the large hoardings announcing the development sites of major projects from Noosa to Caloundra, to the fine stripes on the little trains that arrived at the Big Pineapple. Honour boards in bowls and golf clubs around the Coast still carry the delicate gold-leaf lettering he painstakingly applied. A gifted artist, he also annually painted the backdrops for the fruit exhibits at the Nambour Show and for the floats in the Warana procession. During these busy times he would employ another artist, Vern Lyle, to help him. Ron would pick Vern up from the Club Hotel in Nambour and together they would create landscapes, street scenes and artwork for exhibits. He painted the directional signage for the new Maroochy Airport in 1961, for the nearby Suncoast development and then created and erected the big hoarding, complete with an artist’s impression, in the beachfront wallum announcing that on this site, Surfair Hotel was to be built.
At election time, his sign shop would be cleaned up and booths installed for voters to come in and make their mark. In the lead-up to the polls, Ron would chat with Frank Nicklin, Dave Low or Eddie De Vere and their contenders about their chances. Many of their how-to-vote cards later ended up with the reverse side covered in scribblings of ideas for signs and artwork. Ron became a well-known figure around Nambour, not just for his signs, but also for his active involvement in a number of community organisations including Scouts and the Nambour Civic Hall Committee. His work for these groups was gladly given. Ron was briefly remembered with the naming of Drane Court at Mons in 1994, but four years later, a Maroochy Shire councillor agreed with a disgruntled resident that it wasn’t a good name to attract potential home buyers (even though there is a Drane Street in the upmarket Brisbane suburb of Clayfield) and without further consultation it was changed to Forest View Court. Nevertheless, he will not be forgotten. Ron was 91 when he died at Sundale in Nambour. He would have celebrated his 108th birthday this week. I know his story well because he was my Dad.
The Ocean View Hotel, Mapleton, 1920
DID YOU KNOW? • David Williams built Mapleton’s first four-roomed house with pit sawn timber and opened it in 1895 with music and dancing. Settlers rode in from miles around – Montville, Obi Obi and Highworth – to attend. The party lasted all night and guests left the next morning. It was a much talked about event for many years after. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master Builders Display Village NOW OPEN Build your very own dream home With 11 Master Builders’ homes on display, Parklakes II showcases the best of Sunshine Coast living and a wide range of stunning home options for you to choose from. Visit today and discover all the latest design trends and oﬀers from the region’s leading builders.
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BUSINESS & FINANCE
Chris Harris, Ord Minnett Buderim.
PORTFOLIO THEMES FOR 2017
ate last calendar year we outlined our portfolio themes for 2017. We outline these below and offer an updated view. As a starting point we now expected the S&P/ASX200 to trade in a relatively wide trading band of 5200 – 6300 points for the year. As at April 30 the ASX 200 is trading at 5,924 – led by a rally in banking and mining stocks (on a 12 month view). For the ASX 200 to push higher from here we require global economic conditions to continue to improve, China to remain robust and banking regulation to be light. We highlight and update the key themes for 2017. Declining AUD/USD – we expect the AUD/USD to trade at US$0.68 by year end given narrowing interest rate differentials
between the US and Australia, and some moderation in commodity prices. There is a possibility that Australia will have lower rates than the US by the end of 2017. The last time this happened was in 1999–2000 at which time the AUD/USD traded around $0.60. We continue to like stocks that benefit from a weaker AUD/USD. Our view has not changed – the $A to weaken over 2017. US pedals faster – Donald Trump’s agenda of fiscal stimulus, via tax cuts, infrastructure spending, and increased protection of domestic jobs and industries should be positive for the US. Not only
“With June 30 fast approaching…now is the time to review your portfolio” should these measures add to US GDP growth but should also boost consumer spending. President Trump has learned that passing legislation through parliament is a battle, time consuming and you do not get what you want. That said, we believe he will deliver stimulus (perceived or real) to the US economy.
Yield Plus – we believe Australia is somewhat out of sync with the rest of the developed world, with a household sector that has not yet deleveraged, a residential cycle that is peaking, and more persistent weakness in inflation. Hence, we expect two more rate cuts here in 2017 (although hope this is not the case). Therefore, against very low cash rates, yield investments still make some sense. However, with long end rates in Australia likely to get dragged up by global pressures, we prefer names that offer a yield benefit in the near term and for which their valuations are not overly sensitive to higher long-end rates. Structural Growth – we continue to favour beneficiaries of structural trends, from the ageing population, to increased attention to health and wellbeing, the shift to online, China’s transformation and growing wealth. With June 30 fast approaching and market volatility increasing, now is the time to review your portfolio. A little house keeping is in order. Chris Harris is an Authorised Representative (no 435773) of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances; you should determine its suitability to you. Before acquiring a financial product you should consider the relevant product disclosure statement. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Chris can be reached on 07-54304444.
AIRPORT EXPANSION The Sunshine Coast Airport expansion is one step closer to fruition with the design contract signed. Beca Consultants Pty Ltd was named the successful tenderer following a competitive process. “The contract, worth almost $1.9 million, will see Beca designing a new 2450-metre long x 45-metre wide compliant runway,” Mayor Jamieson said last week. “The $347 million project is one of council’s game changing projects ensuring the Sunshine Coast is building now for our future. The new runway will open up the Coast to international markets in Australia, Asia and the Western Pacific, and drive economic growth.” Once operational from the end of 2020, the new runway will contribute an estimated $4.1 billion to the Coast economy in its first 20 years with 3500 fewer dwellings affected by noise.
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HIP-HOP GROUP BRINGS THE THUNDA TO THE RACES
Aussie hip-hop heroes Thundamentals are amped about playing their first trackside gig at Corbould Park. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-Oâ€™Kane.
ustralian hip-hop stars Thundamentals can rock any venue they appear in. A rural setting for Groovin the Moo? No worries. A stadium in front of thousands in support of hip-hop legend Macklemore? Too easy. But what about playing to a crowd dressed to the nines at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club for Ladiesâ€™ Oaks Day? Brendan Tuckerman, more commonly known as MC Tuka, admits it will be a â€œpretty interesting dayâ€?. Hailing from the Blue Mountains, the guys are relishing the opportunity to connect with fans north of Brisbane they wouldnâ€™t otherwise have been able to perform for as part of their seven-week New Zealand and Australia tour. Tuka, who has performed solo sets at the Solbar in Maroochydore over the years, says this is the first time the Thundamentals will hit the Coast. â€œThis is the first time weâ€™ve been trackside, weâ€™ve never done anything like this before, but I think itâ€™s going to be pretty awesome,â€? Tuka tells My Weekly Preview. Their arrival comes hot off the release of their fourth album Everyone We Know, which has been receiving attention after hitting number two on the ARIA Charts. The group, also including Morgan Jones, Jesse Ferris and Kevin Kerr, formed in 2007 and released two albums before their cover of Matt Corbyâ€™s hit Brother on Triple Jâ€™s Like a Version saw them catapulted into the spotlight. It has been onwards and upwards for the guys ever since, with their third album So We Can Remember, peaking at number three on the ARIA Charts in 2014.
Tuka says their latest album is by far their most personal, with songs about people who have helped shape them as people and as artists. They made an effort to connect with fans by posting a mobile phone number to their Facebook page to encourage and taking 10-hour shifts manning the phone to respond to as many people as they could. Tuka says they talked with or texted almost 1200 people. â€œWe expected a couple of trolls, but we didnâ€™t get any. We have lovely people that follow us and people who have supported us from day dot almost,â€? he says. â€œWe talked to all sorts of people from around the country and some from Canada and Germany. Some people going
through really heavy things when we called them, some people not so heavy. But we wanted to connect with people not just through our music, but in a hands-on kind of way.â€? The connections were guided to an invite-only Facebook group and the community has since grown to 3000 people. â€œIt might sound a bit cheesy, but it was so rad to break down barriers and show everyone that we are just human, no smoke and mirrors, we are just entertainers. We are as socially relevant as a taxi driver or a doctor, itâ€™s just a job,â€? he says. â€œWe wanted to remind people to take care of themselves and asked them how they were doing. It was humbling to be able to talk to someone one-on-one over the phone and then go out and play in front of a thousand people. It gives you scope as to who our fans are and helped us to make serious connections, not the fake interconnectedness you feel online.â€? Tuka says he is grateful every day for the longevity he has enjoyed in his career. â€œThe fact that I can just keep going and that doesnâ€™t seem like thereâ€™s an end in sight is really humbling, I am up to album number nine or 10 now and some of my friends have put out one album and that was it,â€? he says. â€œLongevity is the high of it all, I get to wake up every day and try to think about whatâ€™s worth talking about, get to do what I really love doing and not many people get to say that.â€? Check out the energetic set by the Thundamentals and enjoy a day of fun at the races at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club for Ladiesâ€™ Oaks Day on June 2 from 10.30am. Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 online at sctc.com.au. My Weekly Preview is a proud supporter of the event.
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Todd Widdicombe reckons Little Creatures Fire Falcon Hoppy Red is the perfect winter brew.
t’s been another one of those crazy, restless weeks where my brain has kept me awake with seemingly trivial enquiries at midnight. Why are there no ‘B’ batteries? Are eyebrows considered facial hair? Do fish yawn? Was Tripitaka from Monkey Magic a boy or a girl? And perhaps the biggest of them all… what was the name of the dad from Family Ties? These are the types of things keeping me
awake at night, people. I’m not concerned about the state of our great nation or my kids’ school reports or whether or not the chubby North Korean kid is going to fire a missile our way. Oh no, I need to know if my dog can eat garlic bread. On the subject of Kim Jong-un though, the people are freaking out but I’m not sure there’s too much to worry about. I recently saw a picture of a paper boat on a lake with the caption: ‘North Korea launches Navy’. Seriously, Kim Jong’s planning more missile launches? Well, look out, middle of the ocean! Poor bugger, he’s got severe missile dysfunction. He can get it up, but he can’t keep it up for long. Surely there’s more chance of Mel Gibson being invited to a neighbourhood bar mitzvah than of any nuclear attack on the US. As far as our safety goes, Kim Jong’s not interested in little old Straya, we’ve got no oil or serious weapons, although I would advise the government to ship all remaining cronut supplies offshore for fear he might invade us for our baked goods. I think Kim Jong Un is only keeping martial law in effect in North Korea until whoever ate his last Cornetto comes forward. As for his perceived aggression
against China, it was all a huge misunderstanding. When he said, ‘Nuke the Chinese’, he wasn’t talking about the country, he was talking about heating up last night’s takeaway. Kim Jong didn’t say launch people, he said lunch. I did read he’s quite the playboy in his home town. Yep Kim Jong Un likes the ladies, but his lifestyle is full of controversies such as problem gambling, public drunkenness and sexual excess. In other words, if he came to Australia he could play for the NRL. Now although Kim Jong-un would prefer a cake review, this week’s new beer is sweet as. From the legendary brewers at
Fremantle’s Little Creatures comes a tops new beer you’re gonna love. The Fire Falcon Hoppy Red is this year’s winter seasonal from LC and is built on a solid foundation of a five-hop blend called Falconer’s Flight and immersed in a classic Red Ale. The Fire Falcon has all the familiar citrus and pine aromas of an American IPA or Pale Ale, but with a slight caramel sweetness, a perfect hint of nuttiness, plenty of malt and that classic Little Creatures satisfying finish. The FF Hoppy Red is like a Little Creatures Rogers on ‘roids. If Rogers is Danny DeVito, the Fire Falcon is Arnie. Perfect for winter, the Fire Falcon Hoppy Red is another deadset ripper from Little Creatures and gets four out of five thumbs up.
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LADIES OAKS DAY DON’T MISS one of the hottest events on the Sunshine Coast social calendar. Live racing, roving entertainment, $13,000 prize pool in the Morayfield Fashions on the Field and the Thundamentals live on the main stage!
Friday June 2 - Tickets online or at the gate - First race 12.08pm
Morayfield Fashions on the Field
For more information visit sctc.com.au
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GLOW IN THE DARK FUN
WHAT’S ON FRIDAY, MAY 26
After rain hampered efforts to host the Bright Run last month, the rescheduled event is set to hit Mooloolah this weekend. Join the run with free glow-in-the-dark face painting and wander through the special course complete with glow tunnels, a pool noodle forest, LED arch, free jumping castle and a human-sized snow globe. It’s an all-ages event and following the run, there will be a dance party with laser lights and a DJ. Funds raised will go towards the work of Fusion Sunshine Coast to help build strong youth for a bright future. Mooloolah Recreation Reserve, May 27 from 5pm to 9pm. Entry on the night is by gold coin donation. Register at brightrun. com.au before the event.
IMMANUEL ARTS FESTIVAL The Immanuel Arts Festival is the largest exhibition of its kind on the Sunshine Coast, promoting visual, creative and performance art within the Coast community. The festival features both established and emerging artists and will have around 200 exhibitors, with more than 1000 artworks. Mediums include paint, sculpture, film and wearable art and there will be a range of pieces across all price points available for sale. The festival’s Gala Opening Night is on May 25 from 7pm to 10pm. The Immanuel Arts Festival runs from May 26 to May 28 and tickets to the exhibition are $5 at the door. My Weekly Preview is a proud sponsor of the event. Visit immanuelartsfestival.com.au
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WHAT LIES AHEAD
Australia’s most famous motoring brand has taken on a distinctly European accent with the arrival of Holden’s new Astra. WORDS: Peter Atkinson, AAP.
elcome to the future. Well, perhaps not the future of the motor car itself. But certainly to the future of Holden, Australia’s most famous marque. As the curtain comes down on Aussie automobile manufacturing in the
coming months, Holden will look to imports, built by its European siblings, to underpin its model range. And this car is the first true glimpse of that future. The all-new Holden Astra. The nameplate will be familiar, of course. The Astra has a long and successful
history Down Under – for more than two decades filling the very important role as Holden’s most popular and most accessible four-cylinder model. Its place in the pecking order was assumed a few years ago by the Australianbuilt Cruze, which was met with only
modest success despite its many impressive qualities. Now, like its Aussie-built Commodore sibling, the Cruze has literally reached the end of the production line. In its place arrives a very stylish, and very up-market Astra, carrying the hopes of Holden dealers everywhere. Not surprisingly, its arrival has been accompanied by a pervasive promotional campaign that began before the car had even started arriving on our shores. With no “buy Aussie” sentiment to fuel its future appeal, Holden has gone full-tilt at emphasising the new Astra’s pedigree – built by General Motors’ respected Opel brand at a factory in Gliwice, Poland. So, how does this new Astra stack up? Well, pretty nicely, thanks for asking. Holden really can’t afford to get this car wrong. And they haven’t. In fact they’ve got it very right in a couple of significant ways. Firstly price. The Astra will cost as little as $21,990 in its basic form – money that buys you an impressive array of standard features and sets the platform for the more highly-priced, highly-specified models further up the line. Secondly, the Astra will impress with its dynamics, finish and levels of equipment. The Astra badge has a proud place in Holden’s history. It started rather humbly as a re-badged Nissan Pulsar when first sold in
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MOTORING the mid to late ’80s. The Astra is most fondly remembered for the fourth-generation TS model, which sold from 1998 to 2005. So beloved was that car it endured as the “Astra classic” even after it was superseded. No need for such a safety net with this seventh-generation model. This is one of the best cars to wear the proud lion badge. Dollar for dollar, it might just be the best Holden we’ve ever driven. It boasts outstanding technology in both dynamics and convenience, and delivers style and comfort to match anything in this ultra-competitive class. Keep in mind its rivals include the dominant Mazda3 and the world’s best-selling vehicle of all time, the Toyota Corolla. The Astra makes a solid case against both. Inside it’s all elegant simplicity. Styling and soft-touch surfaces are first class. Switches are minimalistic and classy, yet pleasingly easy to use. A seven-inch touchscreen, showcasing Holden’s MyLink infotainment system, sits atop the dash and is vivid and smart. But perhaps the most impressive feature is the simplest, yet one we’ve never seen before. A little slot-like shelf at the bottom of the centre stack, perfectly sized to cradle a smart-phone so it can sit, screen-out, in easy view. Perfect if you’re using the phone to navigate – removing the need for people to handle the phone while driving.
expensive than the entry-level model while a six-speed auto adds a further $2000. But at $28,690 it’s impressively fitted out. Radar-guided cruise control, bringing with it a frontal collision avoidance and emergency braking function, tops that list, along with lane keeping assist and blindspot alert. Other standard kit on the RS included attractive alloy wheels, keyless entry with push-button start, heated wing mirrors and advanced parking assist. The only omission of note was the use of an old-style manual handbrake, rather than an electronic one. Despite its clear European heritage, Holden has kept faith with Aussie drivers by switching the indicator across to the right-hand side. Step up to the higher-spec RS-V model ($33,990 plus onroads) and you can add a larger, eight-inch infotainment screen, remote start, adaptive cruise, leather trim, colour digital instrument display and an optional, advanced LED headlight system. Mechanically, the Astra is particularly strong. The 1.6-litre, turbocharged engine is instantly responsive, revs and accelerates with great enthusiasm and never seems stressed or overworked. Holdens have always delivered satisfying ride and handling characteristics and this new Astra is no exception. It feels secure and beautifully balanced, soaks up road
Navigation is standard in the higherspec RS-V models, of course, but not in the entry-level R or the RS tested here. That’s one of the few exclusions. Standard features across the range include reversing camera, six airbags, ABS, ESC and traction control; hill-start assist, cruise control with speed limiter and fuel-saving stop-start technology. The R model uses a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine, while a more powerful 1.6-litre turbo four is found in the RS and RS-V models. The RS, tested here, is $4500 more
imperfections nicely and feels sharp and almost sporty in its handling. Road noise in the RS was a little more than we’d have preferred but hardly a deal-breaker. The risk for Holden in so heavily promoting this car was that it might have under-delivered. Nothing could be further from the truth. It already makes the teaser campaign for the new, European-built Commodore more tantalising. But that’s a whole different future we’re talking about.
HOLDEN ASTRA RS HOW BIG? Delivers impressive interior space and a feeling of roominess, despite its compact dimensions. Decent cargo space beneath that rear hatch, too.
HOW FAST? Impressively so with the 1.6-litre, turbocharged petrol engine. It’s responsive and very smart when darting in and out of city traffic.
HOW THIRSTY? The official figure for the bigger 1.6-litre engine is 6.3L/100km – while the smaller, entry-level 1.4-litre delivers 5.7L/100km.
HOW MUCH? The basic R model with six-speed manual transmission costs $21,990 plus onroads. Get into the top-spec RS-V – and add one of the option packs – and you’ll be forking out almost double that.
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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 impress. Filled with character and warmth you will easily fall in love, offering a private and relaxed lifestyle, it features 3 bedrooms plus study or 4th bedroom, 2 living areas and a wonderful outdoor area which is fully covered and protected from all weather and perfect for all year round entertaining.
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FIVE WAYS TO GIVE YOUR HOME A LIFT Channel 10 presenter Cherie Barber will visit the Coast this year to lend a hand to a local charity. She spoke with My Weekly Preview about the top five ways any DIY newbie can win at renovating.
enovation queen Cherie Barber is headed to the Sunshine Coast later this year to take part in a photo shoot for fundraising project, the Vintage Calendar Girls. As part of the fundraising efforts to support Coast families who are battling a rare cancer diagnosis, Barber has agreed to auction off one hour of her time to consult with the winner on renovation ideas. Here, the public speaker and renovator from Network Ten’s The Living Room, shares her top five tips for DIY home projects. Whether you have purchased a new home or own an investment property, these five cosmetic improvements will boost the value and appearance of the property.
1. PAINTING Virtually anyone is capable of painting – and once you get busy with some good-quality rollers, you can knock off a couple of rooms in a day. In 25-plus years of renovating, I’ve never found anything as powerful as paint for achieving miracle transformations in really tight time frames. Opt for a neutral palette that won’t date and white high-gloss for doors and trims, so everything gleams.
2. KITCHEN AND BATHROOM FACELIFT If your kitchen and bathroom need replacing, that’s certainly no weekend project. However, if they’re structurally in good condition but just cosmetically the wrong colour or dated, then again, paint is your friend. White Knight Laminate paint goes on like normal paint, but can radically transform the look and feel of your kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanity for less than $100. There’s also specialist tile paint to gloss over unsightly tiles, appliance paint, products for painting or even resurfacing benchtops so they mimic granite.
This kitchen was transformed almost entirely with paint, for $1000 total, including new Gerflor vinyl flooring.
A coat of paint in a neutral colour and slimline venetians go a long way to transforming any interior, and they’re one of the easier DIY projects.
3. UPDATED FLOORING New flooring is a big ask for your average DIYer, but with products like Gerflor stick-on vinyl flooring, virtually anyone can lay this over the top of existing flooring. You can change the whole look of a living room or kitchen in a couple of days.
4. THE DEVIL IN THE DETAIL This is when you break out the drill. Updating hardware like towel racks, door handles, even installing new shelves can really modernise a place. You’ll be amazed how much these small details can make. Slimline micro venetians are cheap and a great replacement for daggy curtains or those old ‘70s vertical blinds; just make sure you have the exact window measurements to hand when you’re shopping for your off-the-shelf venetians.
driveways and paths and if your garden is overgrown, cut back and remove heavy shrubbery, which will make your front yard appear larger than it really is. Bulk up your garden beds with nicer plants or decorative pebbles / woodchips and breathe new life into your lawn with fertiliser. Top it all off with a snazzy new letterbox.
CHERIE’S advice With labour one of the biggest costs in any renovation, anything you can safely DIY is going to be a big money saver. A modern kitchen and bathroom is always going to attract buyers, so a quick cosmetic update is a great value-add. And never underestimate the power of good kerb appeal. Those first impressions could be the difference between a quick drive-by and a buyer leaping out of the car to get a look inside.
5. SPRUCE UP THE FRONT FACADE First impressions count, so it’s important your property looks its best from the street. Paving paint can revamp tired old
For more from Cherie visit renovatingforprofit.com.au.
Mooloolaba, 3 Nardoo Court
Superior Mooloolaba Location Under the Hammer Location is key, this home is set in one of the most sought after courts in Mooloolaba, with only 6 houses in the street it’s a quiet and safe family environment enjoying a privacy and tranquillity that is so rare. This large family home offers a ﬂoor plan that’s perfect for the biggest of families with plenty of room to spread out and relax boasting 4 spacious bedrooms and 5th bedroom/study, including two living area’s the main with very large open plan living dinning and kitchen which ﬂows effortlessly to the inground swimming pool and entertaining area.
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Stunning 4 bedroom home at 56 Mackenzie Drive.
Space, light and lots of lifestyle at 46 Serenity Circuit.
• 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.
• Every aspect of this design layout works to capture the beauty of its stunning, lakeside location.
• Central, well appointed kitchen featuring timber styling, walk in pantry and courtyard outlook.
• A very private, larger master bedroom includes a spacious ensuite, walk in robe and its own balcony that too overlooks the lake and beyond.
• Downstairs open plan living area encompasses lounge and dining areas. • Beautifully ﬁnished bathrooms feature ﬂoor to ceiling tiles adding a stylish touch.
• A second lounge upstairs adds privacy between master bedroom and three other, carpeted bedrooms, all of which feature built-ins. A second large bathroom caters for the whole family.
• Blinds and fans installed throughout with ducted AC to ensure year round comfort. • Great master suite with 3 more bedrooms all with robes.
• A light and airy interior is complimented by split system air-conditioning and fans throughout to provide year round living comfort for you and your family.
• Internal laundry with separate drying court.
• A well appointed kitchen features plenty of work space across stone benches with quality appliances like the 900mm stove. Plus large outdoor dining and entertaining area.
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Great home overlooking parklands at 56 Yorkeys Lane.
• A beautifully ﬁnished kitchen with butler’s pantry, expansive work spaces, stone bench tops and quality appliances will make entertaining inside or out a breeze.
• 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.
• Massive sliding doors throws open the ground ﬂoor living space to embrace an equally massive, alfresco entertainment area.
• Upstairs a master bedroom with views to the park includes a separate ensuite and walk in robe.
• Upstairs offers a private, open plan master bedroom suite that encompasses a luxury ensuite and walk in dressing room.
• A media, or second lounge upstairs provides a great place to chill or catch a movie.
• A second lounge room upstairs provides privacy between the master and the second & third carpeted bedrooms both of which feature built ins.
• A second bathroom includes a full bath and shower catering for the whole family.
• To the rear of the home you’ll ﬁnd three light and airy carpeted bedrooms, all with built-ins. • Split system air-conditioning and fans provides your family with year round living comfort.
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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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• Clean architectural lines featuring solid French oak ﬂooring • Four large sized bedrooms, separate lounge/media and dining with a cosy ﬁreplace • Large master retreat with luxe ensuite and sitting room • Large covered alfresco pavilion with ﬁreplace and resort style pool with heating • Enviable location only metres to beach, vibrant cafes and parks
• Spacious air conditioned open plan living and dining with study nook • Four sizable carpeted bedrooms with built ins and ceiling fans • Large master suite features chic ensuite and wall of built ins • Exceptional location with all amenities, schools and university nearby • Excellent investment opportunity with potential capital growth
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PRESTIGIOUS UNRIVALLED RIVERFRONT LIVING 41 Carwoola Crescent, Mooloolaba Immaculate architechturally designed residence offering spectacular panoramic water views and perfectly positioned riverfront location. Expertly tailored and occupying two floors this magnificent home of meticulous design is luxurious waterfront living at its finest. Upon entering you will be captivated by the expansive water vista showcased by high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass. Sophisticated, stylish and exceptionally well appointed. Secure yourself one of the largest blocks and frontages in the Mooloolaba deepwater precinct. A must to inspect, call Karen today.
• Expansive river frontage • Private 21m pontoon • 2 + separate living zones • Secure carparking for 7 • Sparkling inground pool • Private boat ramp • Workshop and storage • Walk to restaurants, shops and beaches
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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 is on the market to 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 700m2 of pure luxury living with an endless choice of entertaining zones inside and out. Including media room, games room, alfresco dining/lounging and 6 person Jacuzzi set amongst the clouds. This remarkable penthouse presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure yourself a trophy sky home of extraordinary space, prestige and luxury. Due to ill health the owners have provided strict instructions SELL IT NOW!
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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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SUBSTANTIAL ALEX SHORES HOME WITH REMARKABLE COASTAL VIEWS 12 Ocean Crest Place, Alexandra Headland Showcasing one of the most sought after positions in the prestigious Alex Shores, 12 Ocean Crest Place boasts superb elevation and picturesque ocean views. Situated toward the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with privacy assured, the property maintains easy access to all amenities and is just a short stroll to Alex beach. With living over 2 levels and a host of separate zones, you will be spoilt for choice in this generous family home. Meticulously cared for by its long term owners, the home presents beautifully while offering plenty of scope for personal touches. Motivated vendors will consider all offers prior to auction, so get in quick to avoid disappointment!
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2 Car • Panoramic ocean views • Fully fenced 620m2 elevated block • Desirable North East aspect • Generous living over 2 levels • An abundance of natural light • Resort style swimming pool • Minutes to Alex beach and restaurants
Auction: Forthcoming Auction Inspect: Saturday 12 - 12.45pm Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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AUCTION BRAND NEW ARCHITECTS OWN DREAM HOME – RESORT STYLE! 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 10-10.45am Craig Porter 0411 554 880
1300 400 777 nextpropertygroup.com.au THE NEXT GENERATION IN REAL ESTATE
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DICKY BEACH MOFFAT BEACH
AWESOME DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY – PET RESORT – MOFFAT BEACH – 6,343m2 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 Price: By Negotiation - Contact Agent • Short walk to the beach, cafes, golf course • A piece of paradise primed for future growth Inspect: By Appointment • Property offers a lifestyle few could match Craig Porter 0411 554 880 2
1300 400 777 nextpropertygroup.com.au THE NEXT GENERATION IN REAL ESTATE
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AUCTION DECEASED ESTATE – WILL BE SOLD – MAROOCHYDORE – WALK TO CBD AND BEACH 47 Centenary Crescent, Maroochydore
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 This Saturday May 27th at 12pm Inspect: Thursday May 25th 2-2.45pm, Saturday From 11.30am Craig Porter 0411 554 880
ENTRY LEVEL ALEX - CLASSIC BEACH HOUSE MUST BE SOLD 62 Buderim Avenue, Alexandra Headland With so much on offer this is your one chance to buy and expand, upgrade or just keep as is, the home is set over three levels with changing views from all floors. There are 3 bedrooms plus a study (or 4th bedroom), two modernised bathrooms and two separate living areas. With expansive northerly ocean views from the second living space you can check the surf before you leave the house. The owners have made it very clear, present all offers - the property must be sold! For more information or to book a private inspection please contact either Richard or Loren.
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car • Entry level Golden Triangle • Minutes to the beach • In ground swimming pool • Classic beach style living • Double lock up garage • Expansive ocean views • Outstanding location
Price: Please Contact Agent Inspect: Saturday 2-2.45pm Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188
1300 400 777 nextpropertygroup.com.au THE NEXT GENERATION IN REAL ESTATE
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LUXURY WATERFRONT LIVING 47 Baanya Street, Wurtulla This magnificent architecturally designed residence with a north facing aspect is sure to impress. With soaring ceilings and the finest of finishes the home has been designed to capture an abundance of light and create a luxurious ambience. From the moment you enter you will be captivated by the beautiful water vistas showcased by the wall of bi-fold doors. Completing the appointments are multiple living zones and a stunning gourmet kitchen. Offering tranquility and privacy this is an exceptional opportunity not to be missed. To secure your piece of paradise call Karen or Ingrid today.
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 4 Car • Spacious gourmet kitchen • Sparkling inground pool • Enclosed outdoor entertaining zone • Boat lift and storage • Close to shops, schools, and beaches • Minutes to The University Hospital • Additional parking for boat/van/motorhome
Price: Offers From The Low $1 Millions Inspect: Saturday 11-11.30am Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388
LUXURIOUS EASY LIVING - DIRECT DEEPWATER OCEAN ACCESS 23A Culbara Street, Mooloolaba
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2+ Car
Perfectly positioned with a north facing aspect and unrestricted deep water ocean access. Offering an unbeatable lifestyle in one of Mooloolaba’s most sought after locations. Captivating and luxurious, this architectually designed Auction: Forthcoming Auction townhouse combines a sophisticated ambience with low Inspect: Saturday 10-10.30am maintenance living. A must to inspect. Karen Jones 0405 122 526
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
1300 400 777 nextpropertygroup.com.au THE NEXT GENERATION IN REAL ESTATE
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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 Chenrezig Buddhist centre
Auction Friday 9th June at 2pm on site View Thursday 25th May 4:30 - 5:30pm Saturday 27th May 12:00 - 12:30pm Thursday 1st of June 4:30 - 5:30pm buderim.harcourts.com.au/QB2729 Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257
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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, an incredible 88 metres of absolute riverfront, 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 AucƟon’.
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T 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 email@example.com. The informa on requested is simply your full name including surname, e-mail address and a contact number. The property will be available to view this Sunday 28th May between 11.30am - 12.15pm by prior registraĆ&#x;on. There will be NO open for inspecĆ&#x;on signs on the property.
Mark Unkel M 0412 738 675 E firstname.lastname@example.org W waterfrontproper es.com.au A Suite 11, 21 Nicklin Way, Minyama
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BE IN YOUR ELEMENT IN AURA From page 38
tockland has unveiled an exciting new village at Aura, which offers homebuyers a unique opportunity to embrace an idyllic lifestyle surrounded by nature. The Elements is an exclusive 245-lot precinct in Aura’s first suburb, Baringa, overlooking a future 400 hectare conservation zone and Blackbutt Forest. Located just a short stroll to a future 10 hectare recreational park, the village’s home sites are among Aura’s largest blocks, with lots ranging in size up to 1110m2. Home sites in the first release are priced from $264,500 to $344,150.
THE ELEMENTS AT BARINGA, AURA 375m2 to 716m2 $264,500 to $344,150 Aura Vision Centre 1300 762 058
CENTRAL BUDERIM Enjoy Enjoy Enjo y th the e pe peac peaceful acef eful ul ssurrounds urro ur roun unds ds o off th this is within modern mo rn apartment apa part rtme m nt located withi hin n an easy stroll to Buderim Village. The apartment provides a central living area combining a well-appointed kitchen with quality appliances. The living area is framed by large sliding doors leading out to a covered outdoor entertainment area. The master bedroom combines all the creature comforts you’d expect with walk-in wardrobe and access to the outdoor living.
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8/143 BURNETT STREET, BUDERIM 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car $495,000 Belle Property Buderim 5445 6722 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257 Kyle Newman 0478 100 662
www.platinumproperties.com.au Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806
Ex Display Home - Never Been Lived In! 12 Aqua Circuit, CALOUNDRA WEST
Absolute luxury living in Merticon ex-display home, this stunning single level home has generous living and entertaining areas. • Designer kitchen with butlers pantry • High 2.7m ceilings throughout • Outdoor living area with stainless steel BBQ and benches • 4 large bedrooms with main ensuite P L AT I N U M S E R V I C E
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Inspect Contact Agent Auction High $600,000s Internet ID 319504912 Mike Cronin 0412 134 483
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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 Saturday 27th May 10-10.45am Wednesday 31st May 5-5.45pm Auction Saturday 10th June at 2pm, on site Steve Turner 0412 679 488 www.platinumproperties.com.au/3193614
Beachside in Bokarina 17 Dahlia Street, Bokarina Fully renovated internally, this 3 bedroom home with study located close to the Bokarina beach courts, the new Bokarina Oceanside precinct, the University Hospital and just a short walk to kilometres of pristine beaches must be considered position perfect. • Caesar stone bench tops to kitchen and both bathrooms • Plenty of bench space and storage in a high-quality kitchen with island bench • Open plan design with triple stacker door access to the outdoor entertaining • Spacious and ensuited master bedroom with air con
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• 3 bedrooms plus a study with direct external access • Very large undercover outdoor entertaining area with a north easterly aspect • Inground salt water chlorinated pool with external shower • Fully fenced with side access • Concrete tile roof has been re-pointed and painted
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Inspect Saturday 27th May 11-11.30am Auction Saturday June 17th at 11am, on site Steve Kealey 0437 935 369 www.platinumproperties.com.au/3196167
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LUXURY BEACHSIDE LIVING
magine living on the top of Alexandra Headland with views reaching from Noosa around to the bay of Mooloolaba and out to the Glass House Mountains. Your family will love being able to walk to Mooloolaba beach, restaurants and cafes. This unique property is located within a small complex of only five units. The floor plan spreads across 652m2. The home includes five security car parks with easy access, making it perfect for vehicles, campervans and boats. The apartment has its own full-sized swimming pool, spa and sauna.
LUXURIOUS BRIGHTWATER ENTERTAINER • • • • •
4 bed, 4 bath, 5 car Offers over $1,800,000 Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188
4 B 1 H 2 C 2 D
Contemporary family home exemplifies luxury living at its best Chef Style kitchen includes butler´s pantry and quality appliances Superior Master Bedroom and well-designed his and hers walk in robe Huge entertaining area with built in BBQ kitchen Side access; Air-conditioning; Built in speaker system; NBN
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Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days:
22 JARRAH ROAD, BUDERIM $530,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 3 car Harcourts Buderim, Keith Suttenfield 7 PALANA COURT, BUDERIM $595,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Belle Property Buderim, Kyle Newman
10/2 WILLIAM STREET, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday May 27 @ 2pm Belle Property Buderim 5445 6722 Kyle Newman 0478 100 662 36 BUNGAMA STREET, MAROOCHYDORE Auction on site Saturday May 27 @ 11am Property Today 5444 2222 Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 47 CENTENARY CRESCENT, MAROOCHYDORE Auction on site Saturday May 27 @ 12pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Craig Porter 0411 554 880
2/18 Blackall St, WOOMBYE
OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS & BEST BUYS
83 BALLINGER COURT, BUDERIM
HOUSES FOR SALE
9 KYEEMA STREET, BUDDINA
Passed in, contact agent for more
Craig Porter 0411 554 880
3 PLACID PLACE, BUDERIM $540,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Belle Property Buderim, Bevan Horsnell 13 OAK COURT, MINYAMA $1,300,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car Team Godwin Real Estate/ Minka Jenkins 10 BUNDARRA STREET, NAMBOUR $350,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Vanessa Brunton *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies
WOOMBYE: 12 Sweet Water Street Sat 11-11.40 Impressive home – modern and well designed. 4brms, 2bath, 2 car (7mx7m) with 2.4m height access. Outdoor entertaining, plenty of room for a pool. Immaculate family home. Elevated position, quiet cul de sac. High $500,000s WOOMBYE: 4 Plantation Rise Dr Sat 11-11.40 Stylish, spacious and private. 4brms, 2bath + 3 living areas + 2 car. Chef’s kitchen, purpose built media room. Fully fenced yard with ig pool and easy care landscaping. Ideal family home. High $500,000s WOOMBYE: 13 Palmforest Close Sat 12-12.40 Your own private oasis, executive family home, private with tropical landscaped garden. Designed for easy family living. 4brms, 2bathrooms, 2 living areas, 2 car accommodation. Priced to sell in the mid $500,000’s WOOMBYE: 370 Nambour Connec. Rd Sat 12 -12.40 Character home on 2 levels. 3brms, 2bath, 1car. Living area, kitchen and large outdoor deck overlooking beautiful rural view.Downstairs ideal teenagers retreat The living area down opens to a covered ent. area. Don’t miss out! $359,000 ROSEMOUNT: 39 Pringle Rd Sat 1-1.40 Family home, 2 separate levels. Dual living opportunity! 4brms, 2bath, rumpus + games room, set on a 1305m2 block. Picturesque position in Rosemount. Town and tank water & more. Oﬀers over $450,000 Suit the Savvy Investor: Neat and tidy duplex refurbished throughout and adjacent to parkland. 1x 1brm and 1x2brm, generating a total rental of $510/ wk. Zoned for future development. Neat and tidy duplex – land size 637m2. Priced to sell at $334,000 WEST WOOMBYE: Private acreage lifestyle. Low set family home with 3brms + office, 1 bath, 1 car. 3 bay shed with 3 phase power + 3 storage sheds. Situated on 1.19ha. with forest back drop. Verandah, fireplace, air cond + more. Expressions of Interest 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 MASTERPIECE This elegant, near-new architectural masterpiece is the epitome of luxurious Buderim living. Showcasing contemporary interiors and multiple alfresco entertainment areas overlooking breathtaking gardens, this home is located close to the centre of Buderim. The impressive entry foyer boasts a Himalayan sandstone feature wall while the kitchen has stone bench tops and a large butler’s pantry. The master suite opens up on to the alfresco area and the third bedroom is ideal as a self-contained guest suite or home office. The home features ducted airconditioning, LED lights, plantation shutters, waxed solid blue gum floors and high ceilings.
104A DIXON ROAD, BUDERIM 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Offers over $800,000 TM Estate Agents 0414 260 711 Tanya Mungomery 0414260711
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6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. State Of Origin. Game 1. Queensland v New South Wales. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 10.30 20 To One. (PG) A countdown of 20 sports stars. 11.30 The AFL Footy Show. (M)
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6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Tony Robinson’s Coast To Coast. Tony visits the North Yorkshire Moors. 8.30 Fargo. Gloria and Winnie start to connect the dots. 10.25 The Young Pope. (M)
6.05pm Grand Designs. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 The Checkout. (PG) 8.30 Janet King. (M) Janet’s father re-enters her life. 9.25 Joanna Lumley’s Nile. Part 1 of 4. 10.15 Lateline.
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) Hosted by Johanna Griggs. 8.40 The Aussie Property Flippers. (PG) Flippers tackle a rundown ’60s weatherboard. 9.55 The Big Bang Theory. (PG)
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 Two And A Half Men. (PG)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG) Eight of the contestants face elimination. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) Amaro shoots a suspected drug dealer. 10.30 Blue Bloods. (M)
6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. 8.05 The Chefs’ Line. 8.35 Michael Mosley: The Truth About Meat. Part 1 of 2. 9.35 Medici: Masters Of Florence. (M)
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6pm Medical Emergency. 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Gold Coast Medical. 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 Building The Dream. 10.30 The House That 100K Built.
6pm MythBusters. (PG) 7.00 AFL Pre-Game Show. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 10. Sydney v Hawthorn. 11.00 Outback Hunters. (M) 12am What Went Down. (PG) 12.30 Mountain Men. (PG)
6pm MOVIE Fantastic Mr Fox. (2009) (PG) 7.45 MOVIE Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix. (2007) (PG) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint. 10.30 MOVIE Season Of The Witch. (2011) (MA15+)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Monarch Of The Glen. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE The Vow. (2012) (PG) 10.45 50 Shades Darker. (M) 11.15 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. (S) 7.00 Acropolis Now. (PG) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (M) 8.00 New Girl. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Sabrina. (1995) (PG) 11.10 Dating Naked.
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 Howardâ€™s Stand-Up Central. 9.55 Comedy Up Late.
6pm Dog Patrol. 6.30 Mighty Planes. 7.30 Billy Connollyâ€™s Tracks Across America. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE ButterďŹ‚y On A Wheel. (2007) (M) 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.30 Dog Patrol.
7.20pm Football. AFL. Round 10. Essendon v Richmond. From the MCG. 10.30 MOVIE Stripes. (1981) (M) Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates.
6pm Madly Madagascar. 6.30 MOVIE Legend Of The Guardians. (2010) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers. (2002) (M) Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd.
7pm Netball. Super Netball. Round 14. Giants v Sunshine Coast Lightning. 8.45 Netball. Super Netball. Round 14. West Coast Fever v Melbourne Vixens.
6.30pm Natureâ€™s Great Events. (PG) 7.30 Caught On Camera: Heroes And Villains. (M) 8.30 Moments Of Impact. (PG) 9.30 48 Hours. 10.30 48 Hours. (M) 11.30 Megafactories. (PG)
6pm Frasier. 6.30 Raymond. 7.30 Last Man Standing. (PG) 8.30 To Be Advised. 9.30 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 10.00 The Great Indoors. (M) 10.30 Donâ€™t Trust The B----.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.30 Whovians. 9.00 John Conway Tonight. 9.50 Louis Therouxâ€™s Weird Weekends. 10.40 Adam Hills: The Last Leg Election Special.
6.15pm Some Mothers Do â€™Ave â€™Em. (PG) 7.00 Border Security: International. (PG) 8.00 Coastwatch Oz. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 To Be Advised.
6pm MOVIE Twister. (1996) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Fast & Furious 6. (2013) (M) Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson. 11.00 Jail: Las Vegas Jailhouse. 12.30am Ink Master.
7pm MOVIE Batman Forever. (1995) (PG) Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones. 9.30 MOVIE RoboCop. (2014) (M) Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton. 11.50 Bad Robots. (M)
6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 To The Manor Born. 8.10 New Tricks. (M) 9.20 Major Crimes. (M) 11.20 The Closer. (M)
6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.00 Scorpion. (PG) 8.00 Attenboroughâ€™s Animal House. 9.00 MOVIE Dying Of The Light. (2014) (MA15+) 11.00 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.
6pm Frasier. 6.30 MOVIE E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. (1982) (PG) 8.30 Russell Coightâ€™s All Aussie Adventures. 9.00 To Be Advised. 10.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Doctor Who. 8.30 Louis Therouxâ€™s Weird Weekends. 9.20 Life And Death Row. 10.15 Little Britain. 10.45 John Conway Tonight. 11.35 Whovians.
6pm Medical Emergency. (PG) 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Jonathan Creek. (M) 8.30 Foyleâ€™s War. (M) 10.30 Blue Murder. (M)
6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Worldâ€™s Most Extreme. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl. (2003) (M) 11.15 Rude Tube.
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. 7.30 Planet Earth II. (PG) 8.40 DCI Banks. (MA15+) 9.40 MOVIE Along Came A Spider. (2001) (MA15+) 11.40 Footy ClassiďŹ ed.
6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 To Be Advised. 8.30 MOVIE Die Hard 2. (1990) (M) Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Dennis Franz. 11.00 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. 10.20 Archer. 10.45 Little Britain. 11.15 Life And Death Row.
6pm Medical Emergency. (PG) 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 Judge John Deed. (M) 10.30 Mighty Planes. (PG) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.
6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Outback Truckers. (PG) 9.30 Outback Pilots. (M) 10.30 Ice Road Truckers. 11.30 Car Chasers.
6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Big Bang. 8.30 Meet The Hockers. 9.00 MOVIE Kill Bill: Vol. 1. (2003) (MA15+) 11.10 Two And A Half Men. 11.40 South Beach Tow.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.50 Cold Case. (M) 11.50 Scott & Bailey. (M)
6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 48 Hours. 8.30 MOVIE A Time To Kill. (1996) (M) Samuel L Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock. 11.30 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 MOVIE Without A Paddle. (2004) (M) 10.30 How I Met Your Mother.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 War On Waste. 9.20 Superstorm USA: Caught On Camera. 10.20 Russell Howardâ€™s Stand-Up Central. 10.50 Little Britain.
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 Shouldnâ€™t Be Alive.
6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Baggage Battles. (PG) 8.00 Storage Wars. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Ride Along. (2014) (M) 10.30 American Pickers. 11.30 Barter Kings.
6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.00 Police Ten 7. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Stargate. (1994) (PG) 10.55 Airplane Repo. (PG) 11.55 A To Z. (PG)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 Agatha Christieâ€™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 Attenboroughâ€™s Natureâ€™s Great Events. (PG) 9.30 Shark Tank. (PG) 10.30 48 Hours. (M) 11.30 Legends. (MA15+)
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. 9.30 PaciďŹ c Heat. 10.00 Bobâ€™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. 10.50 Little Britain. 11.20 Bad Education.
6pm RSPCA Animal Rescue. 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 Beverly Hills Pawn. 6.30 American Pickers. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 11. Port Adelaide v Hawthorn. 10.45 The Front Bar. 11.45 Worldâ€™s Craziest Fools. 12.15am Ink Master.
6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Mission: Impossible. (1996) (M) 10.50 Dog And Beth: On The Hunt. (MA15+)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Weird Wonders Of The World. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Untouchables. (1987) (M) 10.55 Blackadder Goes Forth. 11.35 Are You Being Served?
6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Caught On Camera: Heroes And Villains. (M) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE 6 Bullets. (2012) (MA15+) 11.20 Graceland.
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. (PG) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 8.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 8.30 Sex And The City. (M) 10.35 Empire. (M) 11.35 James Corden.
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TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21)
GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21)
Business-minded bulls – a creative approach clears away cobwebs when it comes to money matters. And with Mars moving through your money zone the more proactive you are about your cash flow, the more your financial situation will improve.
With the Sun and Mars in your sign, you’re feeling flirtatious. As Kylie Minogue says “I’m just a natural flirt.” Mercury (your ruling planet) links up with powerful Pluto on Wednesday, so it’s time to approach life with extra passion and persistence.
ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20) Get ready for the spontaneous sparks to fly this week! Which could work out well, depending on your attitude. Brilliant ideas are favoured, but a hasty and half-baked approach could see you end up in a heap of trouble. So pace yourself rams.
CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 23)
LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23)
VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23)
With Jupiter and the Sun stimulating your home zone, is it time to shake up your routine, clear clutter or even renovate? You need plenty of room to move at the moment. A family relationship is also set to improve in leaps and bounds.
The planets activate your hopes and wishes zone, so you need to be passionately proactive about your goals for the future. Don’t just dream about it … get out there and do it! Confidence is the rocket fuel that will take you where you want to go.
Virgos are versatile and multitalented, but you’re not very good at promoting your skills. This week, with the Sun, Mars and Jupiter revving up your reputation zone, you’re shining in the public spotlight. So make sure you’re putting on a spectacular show!
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LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23)
SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22)
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21)
You love your comforts and luxuries but avoid getting stuck in a rut. With the Sun, Mars and Jupiter all activating your adventure zone, it’s time to plan an overseas sojourn, take an interstate trip or rough it in the great outdoors closer to home.
Grab your magnifying glass and don your detective cap! With the Sun and Jupiter activating your intrigue zones you could uncover a secret. Plus, with Mercury and Pluto linking up, you’re in the mood to read, research and investigate.
When it comes to a close relationship, slow down. If you jump to half-baked conclusions about a loved one, then you could end up with egg on your Sagittarian face! Single archers – love and travel are linked in wonderful ways, so start saving ASAP.
CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20)
AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19)
PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20)
Expect Monday to be full of frustrations. But business matters are favoured from Tuesday onwards, when your instincts lead you in the right direction. If you are fair and flexible, you’ll be able to patch up a problem with a family member.
You’ll feel like rocking the relationship boat. Be careful who you stir up though, as they may have a few surprises of their own! Make the most of your unique talents on Tuesday and Wednesday, when Mars and Uranus rev up your creativity.
Life’s confusing for many Pisceans at the moment but don’t become overly dependent on the counsel of others. Asking for advice is fine, but it’s up to you to make the final decision. Flashes of intuition will lead intrepid fish in the right direction.
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