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edicinal cannabis has become a major talking point following the Federal Government’s decision to award a Sunshine-Coast based business the first licence to cultivate and produce the product. Initially, the drug will be legally supplied to 5000 ill people with the promise it will improve their quality of life, which is something all Australians should be entitled to. Anyone who has held the hand of a loved one who is suffering, or in palliative care, will not argue against the need to provide improved medical treatments that aid in promoting quality of life. This week, Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane delves into the controversial issue and separates fact from fiction. Also this edition, we have plenty of exciting new sections launching. As you can see we have revamped our Contents page to incorporate a giveaway section – something we are excited to offer readers. Be sure to head to our Facebook page to be in the draw to win a getaway. Our popular Quick Chat section has also received a makeover, and we have launched a revamped travel section. The changes are a direct result of our reader survey, which was conducted earlier this year and gave the MWP team an insight into what you want to see more of in your favourite magazine. We were overwhelmed with the response and positive feedback. Thank you to all of our supporters. Enjoy!


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WOMAN OF HER WORD Where on the Sunshine Coast do you live? I have lived in Kawana for the past 12 years. We built our house on Kawana Island when it was first developed and we were the first house on the street. First job? In my last few years at high school I was a checkout chick at Woolworths. I earned $30 a week. What are you currently working on? I have just written The Good Man Project, which is part of a bigger strategy by SunnyKids to help tackle the issue of domestic violence. It appals me to think of the number of families suffering because of abusive relationships. With the help of the Project’s backer, Aussie World, the book has been sent to every school in Australia. I truly believe regardless of whether you are directly affected by domestic violence or not, this issue needs a response from everyone in our community. That’s the only way we will stop this epidemic. Your family includes. . . My husband Peppi, my two sons, Oscar and Archie, and a recent addition, Lucy; no, not a child, but a Spoodle. I am also surrounded by a beautiful extended family on my side as well as my husband’s side.


BIO Kawana author Angela Bueti would write books morning, noon and night if she could. Her latest book, The Good Man Project, is a children’s book tackling the issue of domestic violence. It will be distributed by SunnyKids to every school in Australia in order to educate kids about healthy relationships. The book challenges stereotypes about what it means to be a man and helps boys identify positive role models in their lives.

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Why do you live here? It’s a fabulous place with such amazing physical beauty where you can swim in the ocean, climb a mountain or just lay in the glorious sunshine. Many people only get a taste of this place while on holiday and we get to live it every day. What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? The Spit is our regular hangout. We make sure never to take this place for granted and get down there often. One thing you’d change about the Coast? We need to improve our connectivity to Brisbane. The Bruce Highway is a nightmare. It’s particularly stressful when catching a flight or trying to get into the city for a meeting.

“Don’t worry about what you will do in life, because you’ll work it out”

First car? My pride and joy was my Datsun 120Y; orange body with cream, vinyl roof. My boys laugh that they saw it in a car museum in South Australia.

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Favourite song? I will be showing my age here, but this song is timeless. Throw Your Arms Around Me by Hunters and Collectors sends shivers down my spine.

Favourite book? You have just asked the impossible question. My favourite book depends on my mood, but there’s an all-time favourite which I keep coming back to. It transcends all ages, which is why I love it. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr Seuss has a wonderful message and is beautifully and simply written. I have gifted this book to adults and kids and it never fails to resonate. What are you reading now? With six books currently sitting on my bedside table I always have choices. I have just finished The Answer by Allan and Barbara Pease. I really admire their determination and tenacity to build a life of their dreams, both personally and professionally.

Best day in your life? There are many best days, but nothing really compares to becoming a mother. Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point?

The day I was accepted into uni. I had left high school with pretty poor grades and worked in a number of mundane jobs, and thought, I can’t do this for the rest of my life. I applied to do teaching as a mature aged student and realised that it was my ticket out of there. You are happiest when? Reading. Sleeping. Eating. Hanging out with my family and friends. The simple things give me joy. Oh, and a good cab sav. Advice to your 18-year-old self? Have fun, but please be safe. Save your money and travel. Don’t worry about what you will do in life, because you’ll work it out as you go. We are all still working it out. Tea or coffee? Double shot, soy, flat white. Small cup. Keep those mugs away from me. NRL or AFL? In our house I am told we have to barrack for North Melbourne (AFL).

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“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine

HERE ARE THE TOP FIVE CITY DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD BASED ON INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS. 1. Hong Kong, 26.6 million 2. Bangkok, 18.7 million 3. London, 18.5 million 4. Singapore, 16.8 million 5. Paris, 15 million Australia made the cut with Sydney ranking at number 59 and Melbourne at 84 in the top 100.


DID YOU KNOW? Maybe that airplane food isn’t as bad as you thought. Research shows that about one-third of your tastebuds are numb during flight.

This is the success rate of kicks on goal by Queensland league favourite, Johnathan Thurston.


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1909 – Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time. He was initially elected as the nation’s second PM in 1903 and re-elected in 1905 and then in 1909. 1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II takes place in Westminster Abbey.

The King of football’s famous try will live on in NRL folklore for years to come. Queensland was clinging on to a 10-8 lead in the deciding game of the 1987 Origin series. Wally Lewis tackled the ball from the opposition to score, handing the Maroons their first series win in three years.


LIFE HACKS Drilling a small hole in the wall? Stick a Post-it note to the wall underneath. Bend the bottom half up and it will catch the dust as it falls. Anything to avoid extra housework, right?

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YAROOMBA BEACH COMMUNITY UPDATE UNDERWRITING OUR goal – which will see us targeting the highest possible six-star Green Star rating – is an uncompromising focus on innovation. From solar power to the rooftop gardens, Yaroomba Beach’s ingenious design works in harmony with its environment. For Yaroomba Beach, recycling stormwater, generating solar power for community lighting, waterwise gardens, and installing electric car chargers is just a starting point. Our fully-enclosed vacuum waste disposal system ensures that we capture everything that can be re-used or recycled, that waste can not contaminate the environment or attract vermin, and that it does not visually compromise our beautiful setting. The clever weaving of sustainability into every design detail is no better illustrated than by the ‘lazy susan’ for delivery trucks. This novel truck turntable makes most efficient use of space, reduces the area that needs to be paved, allows deliveries to occur out of sight and eliminates the noise of turning trucks.

Our innovative response to the area’s turtles, and other native species, can be seen in our management of lighting. Yaroomba Beach will use highly-efficient LED street lighting that is lower to the ground – where the light is needed, that eliminates certain light colours, and points away from the beach. Our ecological innovation is the result of partnerships with the Coast’s leading educational institutions that ensure best practice coastal environment management. Right from the blueprint – sustainable planning, the use of sustainable or recycled building materials, and construction practices that minimise carbon emissions – Yaroomba Beach is committed to minimising its environmental footprint We want to be the living evidence of Sunshine Coast Council’s vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region. Evan Aldridge, Yaroomba Beach Project Director

“Our goal to be the coast’s most sustainable development relies on an uncompromising focus on innovation”

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COAST AT THE FOREFRONT OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS A family’s lack of access to medicine that could have helped ease the suffering of their terminally ill child was the catalyst for Sunshine Coast businessman Adam Benjamin to start Medifarm, the first company in Australia to be permitted to cultivate medicinal cannabis. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

“We have these amazing growing conditions and such a fabulous health infrastructure”


Sunshine Coast business became the first in the country to be awarded a medicinal cannabis cultivation and production licence from the Federal Government’s Office of Drug Control in April this year. This came just one month after Queensland laws came into place allowing for the prescription and distribution of the medicine, a pathway that was opened by the Federal Government in 2016. The licence is a coup not only for the Coast company, Medifarm, but also for our region. The ODC received 7000 applications for cultivation licences and only nine were issued. Medifarm is one of the two in Queensland and there are four in Victoria, one in Western Australia and New South Wales respectively and one in a yet to be announced location. Medifarm founder Adam Benjamin says it took several years of work and more than 1200 pages of submissions to secure the licence and his entire journey was inspired by a young Sunshine Coast boy – Sam Martin. Sam was diagnosed with a stage three carcinoma in his left jaw in October 2013. Doctors had been scrambling to identify the tumour, which was first discovered in July that year, and it wasn’t until the University of Oklahoma in the USA heard about Sam’s case that they pinpointed what it was.

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His father, Mark, says this is because it is classed as an “adult kind of cancer.” “Because of that, the treatment protocol was very rigorous and they were using drugs that wouldn’t normally be used in paediatric oncology as it was a pretty rare cancer for a child to have,” he says. Due to the advanced nature of the cancer at the time of diagnosis, surgery was not an option for the Yandina youngster, so he underwent an adult course of chemotherapy and radiation for six weeks. Mark says he and wife Tanya were told up front that Sam was terminal, so they

done anything, as you would, to change it, to make it better,” Mark says. Mark says the thought of obtaining cannabis oil made them “feel like criminals”. As parents they would have liked the alternative option to help their son. Seeing what the Martin family went through resonated with Benjamin, who says he never wants families to have to consider breaking the law to help someone they love. Medifarm is the only licensed medicinal cannabis business poised to offer a ‘turnkey solution’, doing everything from cultivating the cannabis plants through to

“This is a highly controlled, prescription-only medication that is regulated by the government” Adam Benjamin

went in search of something that could help alleviate some of his pain. “Over 15 months, he went from a typical, mischievous eight-year-old boy to just a shell. That was the hardest part. We looked at absolutely everything, natural, overseas, clinics in China and Germany. We spoke to doctors in Italy. We would have

manufacturing the medicine for patients. They are also the only ones to secure a coveted partnership with Tikun Olam in Israel, which Benjamin says was touted by the Federal Government’s health department during their roadshow a few years ago as the world leader in medicinal cannabis production and research.

“We’re excited as a company and this is also a big thing for the region. We have these amazing growing conditions and such a fabulous health infrastructure. The meeting ground of these two things is on a level that you cannot find anywhere else in Australia, so we have a natural advantage,” he says. “In linking with Tikun Olam, we have access to 20 years’ worth of research and development and so we can continue pushing forward with learning more. It means we don’t have to start from scratch.” Despite the government recognising the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant and its potential benefits for patients suffering from severe muscular spasms and other symptoms of multiple sclerosis, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and some types of epilepsy, Benjamin says it is still a heated topic. “Everyone’s got a view, some think it’s great to open up this form of medicine while others think it’s a gateway drug and think ‘I know what you’re trying to do’,” he says. “But once you explain to people this is very much a black-and-white proposition and 90 per cent of what we will be producing gives no high at all, it is a medicine just like any other medicine, people come on board very quickly. We will have 10 different varieties and one of those would have a high THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) component, which treats certain medical conditions

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Sam Martin’s journey inspired Medifarm particularly well. “This is a highly controlled, prescription-only medication that is regulated by the government. Before selling a single bottle to anyone, it’s important that we educate everyone.” Benjamin conservatively estimates Medifarm will service around 5000 patients in the first year and says the first locallygrown medicinal cannabis will be available in the first quarter of 2018. In the meantime, they are exploring a stopgap measure of importing medicine to meet the demand that already exists. If patients want to express their interest, they can register on the Medifarm website at “We are building a database to find out which conditions the treatments are required for. We would be looking at importing medicine with the exact same active ingredients as what will be locally produced, so patients don’t have to switch around once our product becomes available,” Benjamin says. “We will bring in the same plants to start off our first crop and if you start off with the best genetics, the less you have to fiddle with extraction and molecules and the better your medicine.” There are already between 20 and 30

employees at work for Medifarm, busy transforming an existing Sunshine Coast facility and upgrading it with bulletproof security with the advice of military consultants and beginning to implement the strict security protocols. Although this industry is yet to soar, Benjamin says it will undoubtedly have a ripple effect throughout the region, attracting skilled medical professionals to conduct research, entrepreneurs looking into spin-off industries like upgrading drug testing units, and those who want to work at Medifarm itself. “We are already talking with the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Thompson Institute to make these innovative medical facilities hubs of expertise,” he says. Benjamin applauded the Queensland government for having “the most progressive framework” in the country, opening up the availability of medicinal cannabis to a wider range of illnesses and conditions than other states. Despite its name alluding otherwise, Drug Free Australia secretary Gary Christian says the organisation has “never been against medical cannabis”. Christian says synthetic forms of marijuana have been available legally within Australia for many years, including Marinol, which has been prescribed to patients with HIV since 1997. “As long as it measures up as a medicine and passes the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s regulations, we’re fine with it,” he says. “We really do, however, have a concern about [unregulated] cannabis oils, which can have THC up to 85 per cent, which is a lot higher than the three per cent that used to be in the stuff that was smoked by the hippies back in the ‘70s.” A Queensland Health spokesperson says State Government legislation requires the use of medicinal cannabis to be overseen by a medical practitioner, for the safety of the patient, and to ensure the right monitoring and controls are in place. QH is conducting a compassionate

access scheme to prescribe medicinal cannabis to children with intractable epilepsy. “Medicinal cannabis should not be considered a first line therapy for any indication,” the spokesperson says. “Medical practitioners who apply to the Department of Health to prescribe medicinal cannabis for a range of conditions or symptoms must provide evidence that it is safe and effective. Additionally, before medicinal cannabis can be prescribed, doctors will also need approval from the TGA. “To date, there have been five applications to prescribe medicinal cannabis in Queensland. No applications have been received from doctors on the Sunshine Coast.”



• THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive component of cannabis. • There is little to no psychoactive ingredients in the majority of medical cannabis medications. • Medical cannabis is a Schedule Eight, highly regulated medicine in Australia and both the patient and the prescribing doctor must be approved before it can be dispensed. • There is no legally-grown medicinal cannabis available in Australia at present. Some companies are importing the medicine until local crops come onto the market. • You cannot legally produce your own cannabis for medicinal use. • Medical cannabis is not covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. • Medical cannabis cannot be smoked.

CASE STUDY: CANNABIS OIL A Sunshine Coast hinterland resident, who only wishes to be identified as Alison M, says even though Australians can now access medical marijuana, they are expected to have deep pockets in order to access the currently imported medicine. Alison has been a passionate campaigner for medical marijuana and it is a cause close to her heart. She was diagnosed with collecting duct carcinoma, a rare sub-type of renal cell cancer, in September 2013. The Current Oncology research journal says patients usually lose their battle with CDC between 12 months and three years and Alison’s prognosis was on the severe end – she was given a year to live. Despite this, she underwent chemotherapy, radiation and two major surgeries before a friend suggested she try cannabis oil as a means of pain relief. “I just laughed and said I didn’t want to be a dope head and a hippy, but then I looked into it and it was more believable that she wasn’t just telling me porkie pies and getting my hopes up for nothing,” Alison says. “But because at the time it wasn’t even being discussed as a legal medicine option, it was scary to think having it could see the police come knocking on my door. “It’s a big deal because it should be the last thing on your mind, worrying about that stuff. The terminally ill haven’t got time for that. It really plays on your mind a lot.” With traditional treatments unable to yield results, Alison turned to cannabis oil to see what it might do for her and she wants to dispel the myth that users get high or pleasure from using it. “I just used it as a medicine – I disliked the stuff, it gave me a dry mouth and I didn’t feel myself at all,” she says. “But all the pharmaceuticals can have the same effect and I felt like it was a necessary step in my recovery.” Alison is writing a book about her journey through treating and overcoming the mental and physical challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

For more information on who is eligible for medicinal cannabis and how to apply, visit and search for medicinal cannabis.

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IMMANUEL ARTS FESTIVAL GALA LAUNCH The 37th annual festival kicked off last Thursday with a glitzy gala event held at Immanuel Lutheran College in Buderim. Helen & Alun Carp

The festival is the largest community arts event on the Sunshine Coast and this year exhibited around 900 pieces of art created by students, emerging and established artists.

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2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS As she walked the pink carpet at the annual awards, Celine Dion’s dress was almost as impressive (and as big) as her singing voice. Fellow songstress Beyonce took home the Top Female Artist award.


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During an appearance on Saturday Night Live, Dwayne Johnson – aka The Rock, recreated this infamous photo. He took to Instagram to share and the post has received more than 2 million likes. “When I took this iconic absurdity of a picture in 1996 I was one year removed from sleeping on a used mattress I took from a garbage dumpster. If you’re going thru (sic) your own tough times…do your best to have faith things’ll (sic) get better,’’ he wrote.

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OKA TO HEAD WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY LINEUP The 38th annual World Environment Day is being held on June 4 at Cotton Tree. The free family-friendly party in the park is hosted by the Sunshine Coast Environment Council and will have a focus on the region’s community groups. Festivalgoers will be treated to the bangin’ beats of OKA, Byron Bay act Sapote, the Andrea Kirwin Band, Dan Horne, The Strangest Dreamers and Sam Hay Music. This year’s theme is The Power of Choice is in Our Hands. The festival is on June 4 from 10am to 5pm at the Maroochydore Rotary Park in Cotton Tree. For more information, visit

GREAT PRIZE OFFERED FOR BEST DRESSED AT OAKS DAY The Sunshine Coast Turf Club plans to make the 13th Hot 91.1 Ladies’ Oaks Day bigger and better than ever. One of the hottest bands in Australia, the Thundamentals, will perform at the event, which will support the Cindy McKenzie Breast Cancer Foundation. Ambassador Travel and the Sunshine Coast Turf Club have offered the major prize for Fashions on the Field, a return trip for two to Flemington including flights, accommodation, transfers and tickets to Oaks Day in November. For more information and to book your tickets for the June 2 event, visit


The Heart Foundation has found 80 per cent of children between the ages of five and 17 are not getting daily exercise. Help to reverse this alarming statistic by joining in a free Healthy Fit Kids workshop run by the Sunshine Coast Council. Join Kate Bowern, the creator of, for a fresh look at having fun and connecting with your kids while discovering the great outdoors. The workshops will be held at Coast libraries. Visit


STEP OUT IN STYLE FOR ANNUAL STEPS BALL This year’s STEPS Charity Grand Winter Ball is poised to bring glitz, glamour and entertainment like no other to the Events Centre in Caloundra on Saturday, July 15. STEPS managing director Carmel Crouch says the money raised from the event will assist in funding the ongoing needs of STEPS Pathways College, an Australian first paving the way to independent living for young adults with a disability. Tickets are now on sale at

Sunshine Coast volunteers are needed for a cutting-edge trial that will reveal whether they have very early signs of heart disease. The University of Queensland-led study, conducted at Sunshine Coast University Hospital, is using advanced technology to determine participants’ risk of developing heart disease and to compare two approaches to managing their care. Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) Cardiologist Professor Tony Stanton says the tests, provided free of charge to trial participants, would normally cost more than $500 and were not currently covered by Medicare. Men and women aged between 40 and 70 with no diagnosed heart disease who are not already on cholesterol lowering medication are able to volunteer for the study. For more information, contact Sarah on 3176 7500.

CREATIVE SHOWCASE VISUAL ARTS • PHOTOGRAPHY • GRAPHIC DESIGN The exhibition will showcase graduating students and display over one hundred artworks including fine art, ceramics, photographic portraits landscapes, branding, packaging and print. This is your chance to talk with graduating students and teachers about the TAFE experience.

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LOCAL TEEN HAS A BALI HOLIDAY OF A DIFFERENT KIND Mountain Creek State High School student Samara Welbourne has helped to lead a $20,000 initiative to provide a rural village in Bali with a library. Welbourne, 16, recently visited Bungaya village to help build the facility, after spending the past nine months raising funds and applying for grants in Australia for the project. Welbourne spent her most recent school holidays in Bali, working alongside her parents, grandmother and Australian and Indonesian volunteers to construct the initial stages of the library by hand.

NEW HOSPITAL RECOGNISED FOR TOP SAFETY STANDARDS Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) has received Interim Accreditation from the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS). The accreditation recognises the achievement of 10 National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. SCUH saw its first outpatients on March 21, beginning a six-week opening sequence with the progressive commencement of patient services. Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) chief executive, Kevin Hegarty says the accreditation is an essential independent assurance of the quality of care provided and the systems and procedures that underpin consistent provision of safe care.

COAST NETBALLER MAKES HER MARK Annabella Sorby has scored a place in the Australian Under 19 netball squad after a stunning performance at the recent National Netball Championships in Canberra. The Buderim resident impressed selectors with her efforts in goal and wing defence for the Queensland team, which finished second at the national championships. The former Matthew Flinders Anglican College student recently finished a season with the Netball Queensland Fusion in the Australian National League, an elite pathway competition one tier below the Suncorp Super Netball League.

Zonta Caloundra’s RISE (Re-start In a Safe Environment) Project in collaboration with Coast2Bay Housing Group and The Salvation Army has opened two dwellings that will assist up to eight women and 24 children each year. The accommodation will offer those transitioning from DV crisis support to purpose-built, safe short-term housing, and with the help of the Salvation Army support services, will allow families an opportunity for a new start. The project was initiated by the Zonta Club of Caloundra in 2010.

NEW DEPUTY CHANCELLOR NAMED The University of the Sunshine Coast’s new Deputy Chancellor is award-winning small business operator and philanthropist Scott Williams of Noosa. Williams was elected to the position by the USC Council, which first appointed him as a member in October 2012. He is also chairperson of its Planning and Resources Committee. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Williams has extensive experience in economics and financial management. He became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 for services to local government, business, community radio and higher education, and for philanthropy.




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THE GOOD TIMES ROLL FOR BUDERIM LAWN BOWLER Lawn bowler Connie Rixon is off to the Commonwealth Games after winning gold at the world youth championships. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


young lawn bowler is making her mark on the international stage after taking out gold in the mixed pairs at the World Youth Championships at Broadbeach. What makes her win even more interesting is that Buderim resident Connie Rixon was representing Malta in the competition. From the moment Rixon, now 20, set foot on the green as an 11-year-old, she felt right at home. “The main reason I started is because my mum was taking lessons to try and beat my dad during the annual Christmas barefoot bowls matches we play with his family in New South Wales every year. She could never beat him,” she says. “My younger sister Rebecca and I used to go along to the lessons and take colouring pencils and watch, but then we decided to give it a go.” It wasn’t long before Rixon was lined up to compete in the Junior Districts and joined Coast competitors to take on the Gayndah Districts at Goomeri. Rixon went on to become a Queensland representative, playing for the Under 18s side for three years before progressing to the under 25s and gaining a coveted position on the national training squad before she was approached by a representative from Malta to ask if she would consider competing for them due to her mother’s heritage. “It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make,” she says. “You have to take a two-year ban from any state-level competition and I couldn’t represent Queensland for two

The under 25s at the World Youth Championships, Broadbeach

Billy Johnson and Connie Rixon years after I finished competing for Malta. Because I had such strong ties with the state squad, it wasn’t a decision that I took lightly.” Rixon took the leap and was the only under 25 Malta representative at the world titles, so she was partnered with Australian competitor Billy Johnson for the competition. “It was a little bit daunting and I was incredibly nervous beforehand as the only person representing Malta there. It was my first time competing at an international level at such a

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huge event and it was a bit surreal to be honest,” she says. “I never really considered myself being able to achieve and play at such a level.” Rixon and Johnson had a connection on the green and found it easy to communicate, paving the way to their gold medal success. Now Rixon is juggling three jobs and a regular commute from the Sunshine Coast to QUT in Brisbane to study a bachelor of business, as well as training three or four times a week at Club Kawana to continue to develop her skills in preparation for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next year.

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PILOT ON A MISSION TO HELP YOUTH FIND THEIR WINGS Flying school operator who followed his dream is giving away a scholarship to help a budding young Coast pilot to do the same. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.


even years ago, Mooloolaba’s Damien Wills left an unfulfilling but secure corporate position to follow his dream to start his own flying school. Today, he owns GoFly Aviation at Caloundra, which has become one of Australia’s busiest recreational flying schools. After starting with only two aircraft and himself as the only instructor, the school now has five planes, employs six instructors and is about to launch a world-first virtual reality training program. This week he’s launching GoFly 360, an innovative learn-to-fly program that uses virtual reality technology to allow students to do their flight training at home before they even set foot in a plane. “We have a purpose-built VR 4K camera,” Wills says. “Students wear a special headset and watch the footage from all angles as if they are sitting in the cockpit as a real student. They can learn about take off, landing, wind speed, etc. in the safety of our office – or their own home if they purchase the online course. “This will speed up the learning process and also save them money before they even climb into a plane. This is the first VR flight training to be offered anywhere in the world.” Damien believes everyone can transform their lives and do work they love and to that

end, is also launching a GoFly Cadets Scheme, which will offer low-cost flight training for students aged 14 to 18, supplemented with Virtual Reality simulation training. Perhaps most exciting for budding young pilots is the offer of a cadet scholarship worth $10,000 to train one Sunshine Coast student from a low income background through to pilot certificate level. “We’ve had a lot of young kids who are working hard and want to start flying but their parents were doing it tough and didn’t have

students have become Jetsar and Virgin pilots. “Flying to me is secondary to helping people with their dream,” Wills says. “If someone walks in here and they’re not sure if they can do it or not, we help them with their self-belief and guide them through the course. Knowing they can not only do it, but go on to be an airline pilot, that to me is the most rewarding aspect of the job.” Wills hit on the idea of virtual reality lessons after he realised much of what his school teaches is repetitive and could be filmed. When he began to post videos on social media, a film production company approached him to make a reality TV show about learning to fly. “The director wanted to overcome his fear of turbulence and was also interested in making a show, so we’ve created the show Taking Flight.” The show has received good reviews and been promoted by Recreational Aviation Australia. Over the six episodes shot so far, the storyline shows students learning, overcoming failure and eventually succeeding. Six new episodes are set to be filmed, which show not only the challenges of learning to fly, but the day-to-day operation of a flight school. To watch, visit

the money for lessons, so we thought we’d offer a scholarship,” Wills says. “They’ll have to write a letter and explain what hardship they’ve experienced and why they want to become a pilot and we’ll have a judging panel of three people. We’ll give them 20 hours of flight training, which is equal to 40 cadet lessons and they’ll earn a recreational pilot’s licence. Those hours will count towards a commercial pilot’s licence. Wills has trained 40 pilots in the past seven years and two of his Sunshine Coast

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Sami Muirhead questions whether we should tell our partners the truth when we don’t like a gift, or stay quiet and be grateful.

With the airport expansion underway, we need to start attracting more international visitors to the Sunshine Coast, says Simon Latchford.


y husband this week found something out that has taken me a decade to tell him. Is it a sign the honeymoon is over or do we all get to a stage in relationships where we feel we can let it all hang out? You see, I do not like the moisturiser he has been buying me as a gift for 10 years. He is of the old school belief that if you buy your girl flowers when you can and also make her a coffee every day no matter what, then you have a happy wife. And we all know that means you have a happy life. A little spoiling now and again also tends to keep the beast at bay. You know that person who comes out at the end of a long day when you feel like perhaps you need to resort to making a PowerPoint presentation to explain for the 296th time how to empty the clothes dryer? Anyway, my husband’s big sister always had an obsession for a posh brand of mango body moisturiser. Sounds heavenly. Well, it is not. It smells sickly sweet like something my six-year-old would like and it does not rub into the skin. My beautiful hubby thought us girls must all like the stuff so every time he flies on a work trip or goes to a capital city he goes out of his way to buy me another bottle of the mango moisturiser. I know. He is a keeper. And for a whole decade I have smiled and said thank you and filed it away in our bathroom cupboard and even though I have dozens of bottles of the stuff, I still feel compelled to use it rather

than let it go to waste. But this week I casually mentioned that it was really expensive and I perhaps might try another brand of leg moisturiser that is much more affordable and less fruity. Well I would have had less of an impact if I suggested Beyoncé cannot dance or Noosa is ugly. It was as if the world was going to end as my husband turned red and told me I loved that moisturiser and that is why he has bought it for me for 10 long years. It was ‘our’ little thing. Hmmm. There are two schools of thought on this little predicament. The first is, you shut your mouth, grateful for anything your partner buys you. I am usually a fan of that move. And usually because it is a gift, I really do love it. But if I have to inhale mango fumes for one more month, I am going to barf. So I chose the second option. Big mistake. I came off sounding like a spoilt brat and I have mortally wounded my husband. I thought we were at that stage of our relationship where we could be comfortable to let it all out. Case in point, on a Friday night we both fall asleep drooling on the couch after watching Better Homes And Gardens. Once upon a time, I would have been out to show my man I was a party queen. Maybe for the sake of romance, some things are just better left unsaid and therefore in my quest for a strong marriage, I will delete the PowerPoint presentation on how to empty the dryer.

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ast year, the Sunshine Coast attracted 3.6 million overnight visitors and a further 5.8 million day trippers. Of the 3.6 million staying in the region, 3.3 million were domestic visitors and only 291,000 were international. This indicates we need to have a more balanced approach to our mix of visitors coming to the region, so we are not so heavily reliant on the domestic market. With the Bruce Highway undergoing future improvements, there will be shortterm disruption and greater impacts, which inevitably will lead to delays and dissatisfied holidaymakers. This makes the new Sunshine Coast Airport redevelopment all the more important in creating an alternative access point for the flow of all visitors, but importantly attracting a larger proportion of international visitors. Although the upgraded airport will not be completed until 2020, our team is laying the groundwork now through our international marketing and partnerships. We have Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) representatives now located in New Zealand, Singapore and Europe and it is the perfect timing to cultivate Asian trade relations. This complements our strong presence and activity in our ‘traditional’ inbound markets such as New Zealand, Europe and America. But it is not all about us and we cannot do it alone. This ‘game-changer’ project has been made possible by the vision and drive of Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine

Coast Airport. Moving forward, it will require an entire team effort from strategic partnerships with Tourism and Events Queensland, tourism agencies and airlines through to working with local tourism businesses. We need to work collectively now to build capacity and demand for completion of the airport in 2020. Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) was held earlier in the month and is Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism businessto-business event bringing together more

“I believe the region remains attractive for international visitors” than 2500 travel industry delegates from more than 30 countries. VSC along with 22 local tourism operators and partners attended the event. I believe the region remains attractive for international visitors. Caloundra, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Coolum and Noosa are some of Australia’s favourite beach destinations, but also encouraging is the interest in our hinterland attractions – the adventure options, health retreats, historic villages and the new food trail. Now we just need to tell the rest of the world where we are and get the balance of visitors right leading to sustainable tourism growth.

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Champion slalom water skier Maggie Storey is on the home stretch as she eagerly counts down the weeks until she makes a splash at Halcyon Lakeside. Storey spent 10 years at her home at Halcyon Waters on the Gold Coast and is making the move to Halcyon Lakeside on the Sunshine Coast to be closer to her international standard training facility, Oz Ski Resort, where several elites train. “I have very fond memories of my life living at Halcyon Waters,” Maggie says. “I met my (now) husband Neville just two weeks after I moved in, at a social event hosted by Halcyon all those years ago. “I love the lifestyle that comes with living at a Halcyon community and can’t wait to move to Lakeside in the coming months.” The essence of Halcyon communities is in the friendly, social nature of the residents, the social events hosted by the community and the five-star facilities that set Halcyon apart. “Neville and I actually got married at Halcyon Waters, and it was the first wedding to be held on the beautiful grounds, so Halcyon holds a special place in my heart,” Maggie says. “The lifestyle and the overwhelming sense of community at Halcyon is truly

Parklakes 2 masterplanned residential community in Bli Bli is proud to have established an Avenue of Honour together with Sunshine Coast Regional and District RSL, along the lakes and main road, Parklakes Drive. Comprising of 26 Fig trees, the Avenue of Honour has been designed as a sign of remembrance, to honour those who fought for Australia and those who took part in peacekeeping events throughout history. “Memorial trees and avenues are a large part of Australia’s history. This Avenue is to commemorate those who have served in our armed forces throughout Australia’s history and provide a place for reflection and education”, explained Jennifer Mullaney, Environmental Scientist at Covey Associates. The trees represent conflicts where Australians have fought or provided support and where Australian forces have been involved in peacekeeping missions. Each event is identified with a brass plaque fixed to a boulder at the base of each tree and there are two informational signs showing the location of each plaque. “With our multigenerational living at Parklakes 2, the Avenue of Honour will appeal to our wide range of residents, providing an opportunity for the entire community to pay their respects and future

unmatchable. Halcyon communities really do offer the whole package. “We have been living at a friend’s holiday home in Mooloolaba and miss the Halcyon way of life which is another reason why we have decided to move to Lakeside.” In April, Maggie set a Slalom record at the Australian Water Ski Championships in the over 70s women’s age group, and almost beat her own record two weeks later by half a buoy. Home truly is where the heart is and this couldn’t be truer for the couple. “Right now, we are focused on enjoying life, and that’s with us moving back to where it all started. Bring on the happy hour.”

Catholic School students will benefit from the educational and historic relevance,” Robert Flipp, Parklakes 2 Developer says. “We encourage all members of the community to visit this dedicated Avenue in Parklakes Drive, Bli Bli,” Flipp says.

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he S&P/ASX 200 Index has been hovering around the top-end of our 2017 forecast trading range of 5,000–5,800 and discussion has turned to whether the market is poised for further upside, especially given many of the event risks that had led us to a conservative outlook, have abated. These event risks included a significant rise in bond yields, the threat of a populist vote in French and German elections, and trade tensions being exacerbated by new political leadership. These risks have largely failed to materialise. Bond yields have remained low, France’s election outcome has reduced threats to the European Union, and Donald Trump has softened his trade approach, particularly towards China. While this reduces uncertainty, we see these

outcomes as more positive for global equities than for Australia. Prospects of Trump’s impeachment have risen, but it would require either more evidence to make his position untenable, or for the Republicans to lose control of the House or Senate (the latter is possible in November 2018). Looking at how bond yields have fallen in the past two months, investors appear to have already moderated their expectations of fiscal stimulus anyway. Having navigated through a couple of global risks, we are more comfortable that market downside risk may not be as significant. Furthermore, we continue to

“We see these outcomes as more positive for global equities than for Australia” believe the market will see support once the dividend yield hits 5 per cent (especially against low cash rates). Both these factors see us revise the bottom end of our trading range up to 5,200. However, we struggle to increase the upper end of our target because Australia is already trading at relatively elevated

valuations compared to the earnings outlook. The S&P/ASX 200’s 12-month forward PE multiple of 15.6 times compares to earnings growth forecast over the next 12 months of 7.5 per cent. This means investors are paying 2.1 times earnings growth, well above the US at 1.6 times and Europe at 1.1 times. For the market to move to our bull case of 6,300 points, earnings growth expectations need to increase. For this to occur, we would need to see iron ore prices move back towards US$80/t and oil prices above our US$55/bbl base case, which would drive upward earnings revisions in resources; further declines in the $A/$US towards our US$0.71 year-end target; regulatory pressures on the banks to ease; and a more robust economic backdrop. Until some of these things happen, we don’t feel inclined to change the top-end of our forecast range, even though the market may briefly exceed it. Hence, our new range for the ASX200 for CY2017 is 5200 – 5800 and therefore accumulating shares on dips would be our preference.

OUR URBAN EVOLUTION With the Sunshine Coast undergoing rapid growth, a range of urban development, landscape architecture and planning experts will come together on June 8 as part of the Urban Evolution of the Sunshine Coast conference being held at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Sandy Zubrinich, of the Sunshine Coast Business Council, which is hosting the conference, says the event will explore some of the challenges and opportunities associated with planning and managing the future growth of the region. “If we are to emerge as a progressive, integrated and globally connected regional city, factors such as transport, education, infrastructure, health facilities, affordable housing, employment and tourism must be closely scrutinised and shaped in a way that benefits residents, businesses and visitors to the area.” Visit

Troy Derwin 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. Troy can be reached on 07-54304444.

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A LONG AND WINDING ROAD The road connecting Maroochydore to the Bruce Highway has undergone dramatic change in the past 20 years, but before that, speedsters doing 52 miles per hour were causing problems, writes Dot Whittington.

For years remnant forest made a pretty path; an Essex speedster gets bogged in 1930


lways a vital connection between the commercial hinterland and a coastal holiday, the NambourMaroochydore Road has undergone transformation in recent decades. It is now a smooth trip, mostly above flood level, along a wide sealed multi-lane road to the Bruce Highway. The forests that once lined the route have gone and it no longer winds its way past productive farms. Before the big roundabout intersection with the four-lane Bruce Highway and what became the Nambour Connection Road when the highway bypassed Nambour in 1990, it was just the “Maroochydore turnoff” where the two-lane highway swung south towards Forest Glen. Not far along this little two-lane road was the entrance to the Nambour Drive-In Theatre which opened around 1968. On 16 acres, it could cater for 350 cars and on Saturday nights during the 1970s, it could be hard to find a spot. Maroochydore Road then wandered down through Eudlo Flats where the bridge

invariably went under and cut off the connection during the wet season; and on through a small section of remnant rainforest, fondly known by many locals as Goldilocks Woods because of the pretty and evocative picture it created Next came Kunda Park, and the Besser concrete block manufacturing plant. In the late 1960s, more industry was being attracted to Maroochy Shire in response to a growing demand for housing and the cow paddocks west of Maroochydore were perfect for noisy and often dusty industries. The route then swung north through the emerging suburb of Kuluin, while Jones Road to Buderim turned off to the right. Now called Main Road, it passed the Fisherman’s Rd turnoff, and around a bend known as Scot’s Corner, on down to the Commercial Road intersection where the smell of baking bread from the Tip Top bakery filled the air. From there it was on past high school and into Maroochydore. But the most entertaining report comes from The

Nambour Chronicle of April 28, 1928 when it reported on Maroochy Shire Chairman J.T. Lowe’s concerns about Maroochydore Road, raised at the council meeting: “Brought under the notice of the council by the chairman was the practice of motor speeding which was commonly indulged in on the Maroochydore Road. Accidents had occurred during the Easter holidays caused through nothing else but excessive speed. There seemed to be a natural inclination for the motorists to try the car’s pep on the good road and the temptation in some instances led to disaster. “However, it was wise that efforts be made to put a stop to it, as it was getting that way that some motorists were afraid to travel to Maroochydore. He had heard of some road fiends who had boasted they could hit up 52 miles per hour on the good road. People who talked like that and tried out such a pace were absolute lunatics. “For the safety of the other section of motorist and for the protection of the road surface, action would have to be taken. “A resolution was approved to notify the Main Roads Commission of the offences which were constantly occurring and the number of accidents that had been reported by speeding. There was also another factor which should be taken into consideration in the giving away of the road. Some vehicles wanted all the road. In this, the buses and service cars were the worst offenders.” By January 1994, reports were of motorists taking advantage of the new 110km/h trial speed limit on the Bruce Highway between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, with some speedsters caught doing 140km/h to 160km/h.


Palmwoods Memorial Hall in 1972

In May, 1921, a committee was formed to consider building a public hall in Palmwoods. The Palmwoods Memorial Hall opened exactly one year later, in May 1922. It became famous during the 1970s as the home of the Palmwoods Dance, a regular Saturday night venue that drew more than 400 dancers of all ages from miles around to gypsy tap or fox trot until the stroke of midnight.

DID YOU KNOW? There was a stink in Kawana over Landsborough Shire Council’s planned sewerage scheme in the mid-1980s. The Kawana Sewerage Treatment Ocean Outfall Facility became operational in 1989-90, despite the efforts of the 252 residents who formed CRAAP-PROOF in 1986, to condemn the plan to dump treated sewage into the ocean. A petition gathered 20,000 signatures and 96.8 per cent of residents of Kawana and Caloundra opposed the scheme. The 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast will be celebrated on August 1, 2017. In the lead-up to the occasion, My Weekly Preview will each week take a look into our region’s past. If you have any historical photos or stories email

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We caught up with soul songstress Ngaiire, in town for the Big Pineapple Festival. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.




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gaiire was elated to play for a sell-out crowd of 13,000 thousand on the weekend at the Big Pineapple Festival. Although the acclaimed soul artist has performed with some of the biggest names in the business – think Alicia Keys, Blue King Brown, and Paul Mac – Ngaiire still finds herself having to mentally prepare to step onto the stage when she is performing to large audiences. “I actually prefer more intimate settings, because that’s where I started out as a singer,” she tells My Weekly Preview. “But festivals are a different energy, it’s a different monster playing to couple of hundred or even a couple of thousand of people. The real challenge is whether you are connecting with that many people.” The Papua New Guinean-born and Sydney-raised singer came to the attention of lovers of soul when she made the top 30 of the second season of Australian Idol in 2004. Ngaiire received a lot of air time through Triple J and went on to support Alicia Keys and John Legend on their 2013 tour. “It was the first time I got a taste of a performance of that calibre,” she says. Ngaiire’s latest album, Blastoma, was released in July 2016 and the success of its first single, Once, saw people take notice. “Blastoma was a metaphorical name for the period that I was going through in my life, where a lot of personal relationships came to an end. It is also the name of the cancer I had when I was a kid, and it was a real time to build character and build foundations at such a young age,” she says. “During the time I put together the album, I needed to revisit what that meant, re-finding my foundations and finding myself again.” Ngaiire says breaking into the international music scene is the next goal in her career and as she begins to write her third album, the time might be ripe to make the leap.

FRIDAY, JUNE 2 Totally Charlie, Caloundra RSL, 11am Livi Robins, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 4pm Brian Carlon, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Emily Wenham, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Jay Bishoff, Parklands Tavern, 5.30pm Anna & Jordan, Solbar, 6pm Carl Lynch, Brightwater Hotel, 6pm Abbi Anderson, Mets on Kings, 7pm Craig Madden, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 7pm The Febs, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Michelle Brown, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Covergirl, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm The Steele Syndicate, Solbar, 8pm The Barry Charles Band, Caloundra RSL, 9pm Wax Lyrical, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 3 HEIDI & BEN, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 3pm ALEXIS SAWFORD, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm DREW WILSON, Lemon and Thyme, 5pm WAYNE WILTSHIRE (SOLO), Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm THE NATURAL CULTURE, Solbar, 6pm STUIE WHO, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm NEIL TAYLOR, Mets on Kings, 7pm DAVE AND CAROLINE, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm BRAD SCHULTZ DUO, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm PHIL EMMANUAL BAND, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm ANNIE J & FUSION, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 8pm NOT TO REGRET, Solbar, 8pm ALL STRINGS ATTACHED + THE CHATS, Solbar, 8pm ABBY SKYE BAND, Caloundra RSL, 9pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 4 Wilko, Caloundra RSL, 12pm Mo Swagger, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 1.30pm Luke Goodwin, Mets on Kings, 2pm Mark Moroney, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 3pm Hayden Hack Trio, Alex Surf Club, 3.30pm Luke O’Shea, Caloundra RSL, 4pm Taylor Payne, Solbar, 4pm Little Georgia, Solbar, 7pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 8 Chi Chi, Caloundra RSL, 11am Craig Madden, Maroochy Surf Club, 6pm Russell Davey, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 6pm Rod Fraser, Caloundra RSL, 6.30pm Town, Solbar, 7.30pm



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MEET MONICA MCINERNEY Those who love to read the works of Monica McInerney will be able to meet the international author in the flesh when she comes to the Sunshine Coast. The Australian-born, Dublin-based author, whose book The Faraday Girls won the General Fiction Book of the Year prize at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards, will discuss her new fiction release, The Trip of a Lifetime. Set in the Clare Valley of South Australia and the Irish countryside, the story is a big, bold and beautiful novel of family, love and secrets, which explores the true meaning of home. “It’s filled with the subjects and themes I love to explore in my novels – the ties and tensions of family life, the impact of secrets past and present, the love and humour found in everyday life, as well as the sadder, darker times that we all experience,” McInerney says. Special guest presenter and author Mary-Lou Stephens will join McInerney to talk around themes of migration, ageing, travel, home, secrets, rifts, rivalries and reunions.

This special literary event is part of a series of Sunshine Coast Libraries author talks hosted at various locations across the region. Monica McInerney will be at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on July 7 from 10am to noon. Tickets are $25 and available from library.sunshinecoast.qld.


If the sight of tail fins and the sparkle of chrome gets your wheels spinning, brace yourself for Downunder Beachfest as 700 cars roll into Caloundra for a big weekend of growling motors for the third year in a row. The festival encompasses all things retro, with an impressive display of hot rods,



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classic cars and motorcycles that were built before 1983 and music performed by bands who remember what brylcreem and vinyl records are. Downunder Beachfest celebrates the hot rod and classic car lifestyle and includes Show ‘n’ Shines, driving events, dining, dancing, street parties, trophies, a mega car show in downtown Caloundra and the infamous Sunday evening dinner dance at The Shed at Aussie World. Join the Welcome Party in Bulcock Street on June 8 from 5.30pm with the Old45’s rockabilly band and dancing in Felicity Park and an open air screening of American Graffiti with free popcorn for the first 50 people at 6.45pm. Downunder Beachfest runs from June 7 to 11. For a full list of events, visit


It’s that time of year when people across the Sunshine Coast are hosting Biggest Morning Teas to raise funds for the Cancer Council. If you haven’t gotten around to organising your own event, do not despair. You can join Glenys and John Wain at The Meeting Place in Bellvista on June 7 from 10am to 1pm. Bring along a donation to participate. For more information, contact

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Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love to travel. I can’t sit still for too long. From a month-long adventure in Europe to a weekend getaway to northern New South Wales, I’m always planning my next journey. It seems that I’m not the only one who likes to escape day-to-day life. In March, My Weekly Preview asked readers to tell us what you would like to see more of in the magazine. Travel was the overwhelming winner. So, here it is – our new monthly travel section created especially for you. This month we take you on a short getaway to the glitzy, glam and gorgeous Surfers Paradise. Each year the region welcomes 12 million tourists and we can see why. It’s a great destination for those of us living on the Sunshine Coast, given its close proximity. The drive market is certainly growing in Queensland. Our state welcomed more than 13.8 million domestic overnight drive visitors in the year ending December 2015. And, thanks to our friends at Mantra Crown Towers you could be joining that group. To find out how you can win a two-night stay at the resort, head to page seven of the magazine.

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A DREAMY ESCAPE Surfers Paradise proves to be the perfect family-friendly destination for a weekend getaway. WORDS: Candice Holznagel.


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to love? It’s dirt cheap with coffee at around 11 cents per cup, a meal $2.50 and hostels can work out to be around $9 per person. It’s also home to Palawan, which offers beautiful waterfalls and beaches and is an amazing honeymoon destination. Palawan is home to Boracay Beach, a stunning location where you can scuba dive, parasail and kitesurf to your heart’s content.

INDIA Travelling within Mumbai is done cheapest by public transport. In a regular public transport bus (called a BEST bus), one can buy an all-day ticket for around 15 rupees and then travel within the city as many times as one wishes, within a day. Some must-see sites include the iconic Taj Mahal – the Mughal Mausoleum and the Humayun’s Tomb.

CAMBODIA The country is lush with lovely beaches and so much history. It’s home to the must-see Angkor Wat Temple. With beds for as little as $2 per night, and a meal even cheaper, it’s no surprise Cambodia has made its way on to every backpackers’ list. Even for luxury travel, it’s easy to find a five-star villa for a quarter of the price you would normally expect to pay. If you’re keen to delve into Cambodia’s history, vist the confronting yet educational Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

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Mykonos, Santorini, and Chania in Crete are tourist favourites. You can book boutique hotel rooms for around $60 a night. Greece definitely needs the tourism support at the moment and is one of the cheapest countries to visit in Europe. Greece also offers some of the best food in the entire world. Traditional tzatziki is a crowd favourite.

LAOS Laos is a Southeast Asian country traversed by the Mekong River and is known for its mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and Buddhist monasteries. It’s easy to find rooms for $5–$8 per night, and it’s even cheaper if you’re sharing.

MALAWI Malawi is a landlocked country in the African south-east. You can easily find meals for $1 and live off merely $10 a day. It’s bordered by Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique, therefore making it an easy base to start exploring other countries in Africa. There are plenty of lakes and national parks to explore, including the beautiful Lake Chilwa, which is home to an ecosystem of wetlands, swaps, fisheries and marshes.

VIETNAM Vietnam has cheap food and a beautiful landscape. You can easily live on $20 per day, which includes food, transport and accommodation. If you’re a bit tight in the budget, stick to the north as it’s cheaper than the south. Some sights to check out include Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica – a beautiful, 19th century, European-style cathedral and the War Remnants Museum – containing exhibits relating to the Vietnam War.

THE PHILIPPINES Perfect beaches, friendly locals and surrounded by nature at its finest, what’s not

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NEPAL Nepal is still rebuilding from the 2015 earthquake and there is a lot this wonderful country has to offer. If you’re on a budget, you can get by on $20 per day. Hinduism and Buddhism are the two main religions followed throughout Nepal, which are reflected in the temples and monasteries dotted throughout the country. Hanuman Dhoka and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are two sites full of history, amazing culture and mind-blowing architecture. BOLIVIA Bolivia is a country in South America which has a gorgeously varied terrain. It has the Andes mountains, the Atacama Desert and Amazon Basin rainforest – all in one. It’s also home to the world’s largest salt lake flats. The cost of eating out, sleeping at a budget hotel, and going for a night out in the town is affordable. You can score a night at the famous salt hotel for $25 per night, or a budget hotel for $8 per night. The Witches’ Market in La Paz is well worth a visit – you can pick up a potion made by a local witch doctor.

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EGYPTIAN DISCOVERY A new necropolis has been found with at least 17 mummies near the southern Egyptian city of Minya, the first such find in the area. The discovery was made in the village of Tuna al-Gabal, a vast archaeological site on the edge of the western desert. The area hosts necropolises mainly for animals and birds. The necropolis dates back to the pharaonic Late Kingdom and Greco-Roman periods. The discovery comes as Egypt struggles to revive its tourism sector, partially driven by antiquities sightseeing, that was hit hard by political turmoil since the 2011 uprising. – AAP

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SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE For many years Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF) has been working to help the people of the Himalayas through improvements in health, education and conservation. It works in partnership with local communities in a long-term, sustainable way and in Bhutan, supports the work of local NGO, Renew. Renew is a grassroots, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the development of women and girls in Bhutan. Through this partnership, AHF supports the education of girls in remote, disadvantaged communities who often walk more than three hours a day to reach the closest school. There will be a special tour to Burma next year, in support of Renew. To learn more about the tour visit

AUSTRALIA’S BEST HOTEL Victorian coastal hideaway Jackalope has been named Australia’s best hotel in the annual Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Guide Awards. The recently opened venue is set in the Mornington Peninsula’s wine country and combines ultra-contemporary design with a traditional vineyard setting.

EXPLORE THE ANTARCTIC Merge luxury with adventure and excitement on Ponant’s newest French-influenced cruise ships.


nlike the current global cruising trend to build larger, Ponant takes another route, specialising in small ship luxury expedition cruises. It’s the epitome of modern day expeditions where luxury merges with adventure on voyages into polar, tropical and sub-tropical destinations aboard the youngest and most modern fleet of luxury expedition ships in the world. With just 132 staterooms and suites, 95 per cent with private balcony, guests enjoy French luxury and ambiance, experiencing the difference of small ship cruising. The French touch is subtle – spa therapy by Sothys, luxurious toiletries by Hermes, Veuve Clicquot at the Captain’s cocktails and a fine selection of cheeses and freshly baked pastries. Next year, Ponant will welcome two new ice-class Explorer ships, smaller iterations of the current fleet. With just 92 staterooms and suites, these luxuriously appointed ships will also be packed with the latest in maritime and environmental protection technology. These luxury expeditions extend around the globe, from Ponant’s French Mediterranean base to tropical islands and ice caps. Voyages commence and finish in easy-to-reach ports. Two of the current fleet, L’Austral and Le Soleal have both visited

Australia and New Zealand recently with itineraries that include the sub-Antarctic Islands and Great Barrier Reef as well as the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. This year, L’Austral will be in Australian waters for the inaugural season of Kimberley voyages and will return next year. A day of exploration can be followed by an evening of fine cuisine and wines, a relaxing postdinner drink or a live show or performance. For more phone The Cruise Centre 1800 428 105.

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A GARDENER’S DELIGHT From a stroll through Japanese gardens to a cruise on Sydney Harbour, this Penny Hegarty-escorted tour has something for everyone. For the past 15 years, horticulturist Penny Hegarty has been escorting tours to amazing parts of Australia and the world. Her next trip is to the beautiful Hunter Valley. Although the gardens are famous, the tours delivers much more, as well as Hegarty’s expert gardening knowledge. Departing July 31, this five-day tour includes return airfares from the Sunshine Coast, a cruise on Sydney Harbour and dinner at the Sydney Tower Restaurant as well as a visit to Gosford and the spectacular Japanese garden Edogawa, with a stroll through the landscaped gardens of Koorinya. Highlights include the Hunter Valley Gardens, Constable Estate, Wallis Creek Watergarden and the mural town of Kurri Kurri as well as the famous EG Waterhouse Camellia Garden, which is home to thousands of camellias. The tour offers value for money at $1695. Tours coming up next year include Japan for cherry blossom, New Zealand, Taiwan, China and Sri Lanka. All bookings are through Trade Travel, which has been organising group tours for more than 25 years. Visit

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HIDDEN GEMS OF EUROPE Cruise in luxury along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers to discover the beauty and history of Europe’s culturally-rich countries.


he Scenic Space-Ship fleet cruises the rivers of Europe, France, Portugal and Russia. Onshore and onboard, all-inclusive luxury comes as standard. From exclusive scenic enriched experiences and free-choice activities, butler service, sumptuous meals at a choice of up to six onboard dining venues, complimentary beverages, transfers and tips, everything is included. A cruise along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers reveals the hidden gems of Europe, travelling through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Hungary, while the Moselle River showcases some of Europe’s most scenic river cruising panoramas. Guests enjoy exclusive once-in-a-lifetime events including a private concert in Palais Liechtenstein and the Best of the Sound of Music and Salzburg Show. In France, cruise the Seine in northern France, the Saône and Rhône in the south and the waterways of Bordeaux. A rebuild of Scenic Diamond in Bordeaux

“In France, cruise the Seine in northern France, the Rhône in the south and the waterways of Bordeaux”

and Scenic Sapphire in the south of France offers more public space, two royal owner’s suites and a vitality pool. Sample some of the finest local recipes, taught by experts, in the private on-board cooking emporium. Using local ingredients and recipes, Scenic Culinaire immerses guests in French gastronomy. Other exclusive events on Scenic’s French program include classical concerts in Fécamp’s Benedictine Palace and Chateau Agassac, and the French cabaret extravaganza, Scenic Rouge.

Scenic Azure has been purpose-built for Portugal’s winding Douro River and features only 48 cabins with the same all-inclusive luxury experience of the Scenic Space-Ship fleet. With no overnight sailing, the 11-day round trip cruise from Porto travels through the Douro Valley to Vega de Terron over the


Spanish border to vineyards, historic towns and villages and the rich culture of the region. Guests sample local wines and cuisine, a prehistoric workshop at the Côa Valley museum and a private concert at the Sao Francisco Church in Porto. Visit

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< STEAL Ayers Rock Campground Located 15 kilometres from Uluru, it offers powered campsites and air-conditioned cabins. There is a range of services including a playground and pool. Powered sites are priced from $50. Visit ayersrock ayers-rock-campground.

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CANNES’ CULINARY BEST This city, located along the French Riviera, is a favourite among A-list celebrities. Now, you can dine with the stars. WORDS: Pat Saperstein, AAP.


annes. That one word conjures up images of glitz, glam and the gorgeous French Riveria. The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival came to a close on Sunday but not before the stylish celebs, their couture gowns and luxurious getaways were splashed across magazines and television screens world wide. We won’t lie, it made us a little envious. Who doesn’t want to escape to the sunshine and warmth of the famed Riviera? For those thinking about jetting off to France for a touch of luxury, we’ve compiled some of the best restaurants that have sprung up. Here are a few of the newer options for drinking and dining that are convenient to the Palais and main hotels. NEW YORK, NEW YORK Wood-fired pizzas, burgers, pasta and steaks are on the vast menu at the American-style restaurant across from the Palais and attached to the Hotel Splendid, with a menu that has something for everyone, a spacious terrace and a bar with comfy leather armchairs.

for lunch and drinks, or try cocktails on the poolside terrace.

TRAVEL TIP Cannes is the perfect day trip destination, but we’d recommend staying in neighbouring Nice, the gateway to Provence and the Côte d’Azur.

GRILL AND WINES Just behind the Hotel Le Majestic Barriere, Grill & Wines offers an elegant atmosphere and an open kitchen. The menu includes a selection of meats and, of course, a solid wine list. HOTEL LE CANBERRA Located behind the shops of the rue d’Antibes, Hotel Le Canberra feels like a soothing refuge from the Croisette; Le Cafe Blanc offers a Mediterranean menu and tables adjacent to the pool and garden.

CLUB BY ALBANE French nightlife queen Albane Cleret presides over the members-only club on the roof of the JW Marriott, which is packed with high-profile film bizzers during the festival. FIVE SEAS HOTEL Just steps from the Palais, Le Roof restaurant and bar at the Five Seas Hotel is convenient

TOP THINGS TO DO IN CANNES • Take a walk along La Croisette, the city’s famed Promenade • Snap a selfie on the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès • Visit La Malmaison, which acts as an art gallery. It is the former games and tea rooms of the Grand Hotel.



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IT’S RATHER EXTRAORDINARY Audi has broken the old image of diesels being slow-moving workhorses, but their latest SUV takes the cake. WORDS: Peter Atkinson, AAP.


iesels are not meant to be like this. Diesels are the draught horses of the engine world. Strong and steadfast. They don’t pin you back in your seat or bring a wide, goofy smile to your face. No, diesels aren’t like that. But this one is. Eight cylinders. Two turbochargers. 320 glorious kilowatts. And a thunderous 900 Newton metres of tarmac-tearing torque. Meet the Audi SQ7 and its rather

extraordinary diesel engine. It’s a high-performance SUV that defies convention, defies logic and does its best to defy the laws of physics. Rarely does a vehicle marry such functionality, including seven seats, and all-wheel-drive with such performance. Audi Motorsport was the first – and remains the only – manufacturer to recognize the virtues of turbo-diesel technology in motorsport.

This car, the new SQ7, is effectively the result of all that technological investment. Audi has delivered a couple of firsts to extract such stunning performance from this car. The engine uses not only two sequential turbochargers, but also an electrical supercharger to eliminate turbo lag often found in engines like this. However, to achieve that, they also had to develop a unique 48-volt electrical system to power the supercharger. But it’s not the only way the SQ7 breaks new ground. Its physics-defying handling comes courtesy of an electromechanical stabilisation system. Keep in mind that, not terribly long ago, we drove a version of the Q7 that resides at the opposite end of the power spectrum. The SQ7 has double the power, and very near double the torque. Yes, it costs pretty close to twice as much as well – its $153,616 pricetag making it the most expensive and exclusive member of the Audi SUV range. The SQ7 is available with massive 22-inch wheels that no doubt would give it a more eye-catching appearance, but in standard form our test machine looked virtually identical to a regular Q7. This is the first Audi model to include all of the brand’s high-tech safety features as standard, including autonomous emergency braking (up to 85km/h), side assist, rear cross-traffic assist, adaptive cruise control

and traffic jam assist. Inside it gets Audi’s virtual cockpit instrument panel, Bose 3D surround sound, navigation system and Audi Connect smartphone and music interface. But as impressive as this big car’s equipment and performance credentials are, that’s not the most desirable thing about it. Rather, it’s the refinement and ease-ofdriving that its thunderous power delivers.

AUDI SQ7 TDI HOW FAST? The speed limit arrives in an eye-popping 4.9 seconds allowing Audi to claim it’s the world’s fastest seven-seat diesel.

HOW BIG? It’s one of the largest and roomiest SUVs on the market, with room for seven, thanks to the electrically-folding rear pews. But it handles like a much smaller, lighter machine. Its official combined consumption of 9.8L/100km is on the high side.

HOW THIRSTY? Here’s the most unbelievable part. Its four-litre twin-turbo diesel V8 averages 7.2L/100km – about what you’d expect from a smallish hatchback.

HOW MUCH? Well, not cheap at $153,616 plus options and on-road costs. But it’s capable of being several cars at once, from family wagon to bush-basher and sports car.




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SEEKING A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN? Renowned singer-songwriter Bruce Woodley of legendary Australian folk pop group The Seekers says this stunning Eudlo property is where he spent many happy hours penning future hits and that it is one of the most beautiful places he’s ever seen. Now, it’s up for sale.


itting on the deck 100 metres above sea level and soaking in the breathtaking views of the Sunshine Coast, The Seekers founding member Bruce Woodley would strum on the guitar and pen future hits. The renowned singer-songwriter fell in love with the Eudlo property the moment his son Dan discovered it following a trip the Chenrezig Institute, the largest Buddhist teaching facility in Australia. The tranquillity and uniqueness of the property, which consists of four bungalow structures that take in unobstructed views all the way to the Pacific Ocean from Mount Coolum to Caloundra, was an opportunity they did not want to miss. Woodley, most famously known for the song I Am Australian, says they built and operated a boutique business in Bali for nine years and Dan had managed it before coming back to Australia. They felt the Balinese feel was the perfect fit for the Eudlo property and Dan spent countless hours renovating and landscaping. “It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen,” Woodley says. “I’ve been up there four or five times a

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year to take a break and hang out with Dan and I just love the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. I think I like it better than the coastal areas to be honest. It has a real ambience. “Dan created the place that it is today, to bring it up to the standard it is now, by building decks and walkways and doing extensive landscaping, it’s absolutely

“The renowned singer-songwriter fell in love with the Eudlo property…”

pristine and potential buyers have nothing to spend on it at all.” The new gantry-style balconies and walkways connect the buildings to one another. Three of the four bungalows are designed as private bedrooms and each includes high ceilings and ensuites, along with large walk-in robe to the rear with

sleeping, living and ample balcony space to the front. The main structure has open plan living and kitchen with timber cabinetry and gas cooking along with a wood fired combustion heater for those chilly winter nights, plus air conditioning in the summer. Woodley says he has many fond memories of spending time outside on the deck, enjoying “one of those views that goes forever over the trees.” “On a number of occasions, I have taken my instruments up there and sat on the porch and got creative and written some music or some songs,” he says. “None of them have been recorded as yet, but that’s not to say that they won’t be.” Despite his clear fondness for the property, Woodley says it is time to sell due to family reasons and he hopes another family or business owner will get as much pleasure out of the little slice of paradise as he has. Harcourts agent Justin Boyanton says the property has attracted a lot of attention. “The property is absolutely stunning. The unique construction, architecturally designed gardens and incredible views combine to make this home something

truly special. You won’t find anything else like this,” he says. “The bungalow design allows the property to be occupied as a family home or as a retreat style B&B. If operated in a commercial sense, the property would no doubt draw great interest from visitors to the Chenrezig Buddhist centre, which is located within easy walking distance.”

FAST facts 82 Upper Rambert Road, Eudlo 4 bed, 3 bath, 6 car spaces 255m2 building size 1.02 acres of land Auction: June 9 at 2pm Agent: Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257

THE SEEKERS Folk pop quartet The Seekers formed in Melbourne in 1962 and were the first Australian pop group to achieve major success in the UK and US. They were named Australians of the Year in 1967. The Seekers have sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

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PRESTIGIOUS UNRIVALLED RIVERFRONT LIVING - MOOLOOLABA 41 Carwoola Crescent, Mooloolaba Sophisticated, stylish and well appointed – offering expansive North East panoramic water views and a perfectly positioned riverfront location. Sail the Pacific Ocean with direct deepwater access from your private pontoon. This magnificent architecturally designed home of meticulous design is as spectacular as it is luxurious. Upon entering you will be captivated by the expansive water vista showcased by high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass. Secure yourself one of the largest blocks and frontages in the Mooloolaba deepwater precinct. A must to inspect, call Karen today.

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AUCTION DON’T MISS THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO BUY! – AUCTION SUNDAY JUNE 4TH AT 12PM 1001/8 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore World Class Opulent Penthouse – boasting breathtaking panoramic 360 degree river, ocean and hinterland views. 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 an once in a lifetime opportunity to secure yourself a trophy sky home of extraordinary space, prestige and luxury. DISREGARD ALL PREVIOUS PRICE INDICATORS- THE AURORA PENTHOUSE WILL BE SOLD!

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


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4 Bed | 5+ Bath | 4 Car

Auction: On Site, Sunday June 4th at 12pm Inspect: Saturday 12-1pm, Sunday 11:30am-12pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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AUCTION SELLING SATURDAY – STUNNING HOME 10 MINUTES TO MAROOCHYDORE CBD 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.

• 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


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6 Bed | 4 Bath | 2 Car

Auction: On Site, This Saturday June 3rd at 1pm Inspect: Saturday From 12.30pm Craig Porter 0411 554 880

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AUCTION 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: On Site, Saturday June 24th, 11am Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am, Wednesday 5-5.45pm Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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

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

Price: $1,895,000 Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am Loren Wimhurst 0411 554 880 Anne Wallace 0418 769 466


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R E D N U C G D N I L L SO G SEL S– N O I T PEC S N I 4 N I 10 R E D I




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 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


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his Asian-inspired house must to sold. Ignore all previous pricing. The property features the finest quality with a timeless design. The kitchen comes complete with Neff appliances, stone bench and stainless steel working area. The home has ducted airconditioning and outdoors you will find a saltwater pool perfect for the warmer months. The property offers total privacy and has north-facing decks. The large backyard is fully fenced. Inspect today. This home could become your own piece of paradise.

197 UPPER ROSEMOUNT ROAD, ROSEMOUNT 4+ bed, 2 bath, 4 car Auction on site Saturday June 24 @ 1pm RE/MAX Coast and Country 5476 7654 Darren Rix 0416 188 259

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. Gorgeous hardwood floors on upper level, fully tiled throughout the downstairs living. Extensive alfresco decking to both levels with private outlooks. Each living area opens out onto covered courtyards with the upper level capturing stunning hinterland views. Excellent income producing potential.

6 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car • Big family entertainer with dual living opportunity on 941m2 • Two separate 3 bedroom residences • Modern kitchens with quality appliances and generous storage • Master bedrooms both with private deck/patio access

Price: Offers In The $700,000’s Inspect: Saturday 2-2.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388


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Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days: 23/268 ALEXANDRA PARADE, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Auction on site Saturday June 3 @ 12pm Define Property 5478 2477 Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 1001/8 DUPORTH AVENUE, MAROOCHYDORE Auction on site Sunday June 4 @ 12pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526

18 CLEARVIEW PLACE, ROSEMOUNT Auction on site Saturday June 3 @ 1pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Craig Porter 0411 554 880


10/2 WILLIAM STREET, BUDERIM SOLD PRIOR TO AUCTION 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Belle Property Buderim 5445 6722 Kyle Newman 0478 100 662

The easiest way to check out the latest auction results. Email

36 BUNGAMA STREET, MAROOCHYDORE SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $725,000 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Property Today 5444 2222 Kate Jewry 0404 817 916

43 WILSON AVENUE, DICKY BEACH SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $3.7 MILLION 6 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

47 CENTENARY CRESCENT, MAROOCHYDORE SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER ABOVE RESERVE FOR $610,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Craig Porter 0411 554 880


A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 3 OOMOO STREET, BUDDINA $680,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Team Godwin Real Estate, Minka Jenkins 11 POINT CARTWRIGHT DRIVE, BUDDINA $705,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Team Godwin Real Estate, Minka Jenkins 6 STRADBROKE DRIVE, LITTLE MOUNTAIN $445,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car RealWay Property Consultants, Darren Ide 8 MYRTLE PLACE, MOUNTAIN CREEK $735,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Harcourts Buderim, Michael Chapman *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies





All The Bells And Whistles Fitted with every creature comfort you can imagine. Can’t be replaced for the $$$ • Solar power/hotwater, ducted A/C, ceiling fans • Open fireplace • Room to park boat/caravan • Short walk to shops • Lagoon style pool, this is VALUE

ROSEMOUNT, 197 Upper Rosemount Road

Auction: On Site Saturday June 24th at 4pm Inspect: Saturday 3.00 - 3.45pm, Thursday 5.00 - 5.45pm Darren Rix 0416 188 259 RE/MAX Coast and Country





Irreplaceable Value This stunning Asian inspired house must be sold. Ignore all previous pricing. If you are looking for a stunning home at an affordable price be sure to inspect this one. The finest quality with timeless design. • One of a kind stunning house • Neff appliances, stone bench w SS work area • Ducted A/C, salt water pool • Total privacy with hugh North facing decks • Large level back yard, fully fenced • Will be sold hundreds of thousands below replacement cost

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Auction: Saturday June 24th at 1.00pm, on site Inspect: Saturday 1.00 - 1.45pm, Wednesday 5.00 - 5.45pm 45pm Darren Rix 0416 188 259 For more details visit

Coast and Country

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Tanya Mungomery is proud to launch a boutique real estate agency - TM Estate Agents. Bree Bellhouse joins Tanya as her personal assistant bringing her passion and love of property to the team. 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.

Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711

Sincerity - Honesty - Commitment

104A Dixon Road, Buderim

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car

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

View Saturday 3rd June 11-11.30am

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3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car


TM Estate Agents have just sold this beautiful apartment on top of Buderim with multiple offers. Tanya currently has a lot of disappointed buyers who missed out so if you have had any thoughts of selling your property please contact Tanya Mungomery.

Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711

Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711

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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 area.




• Designer kitchen with butlers pantry

Inspect Contact Agent

• High 2.7m ceilings throughout

Price High $600,000s

• Outdoor living area with stainless steel BBQ and benches

Mike Cronin 0412 134 483

• 4 large bedrooms with main ensuite

Kawana Island Hotspot

104 Grand Parade, KAWANA ISLAND

This large home positioned on a 763m2 block with 3 spacious separate living areas provides fantastic value. • Big kitchen with stone benches and 1st class fittings and fixtures • Spacious master bedroom includes ensuites with dual vanities, spa and separate toilet • All bedrooms are close to king size, one with 2 way access • Northerly facing covered outdoor entertaining




Inspect Saturday 3rd June 1-1.30pm Price Low $700,000’s Steve Kealey 0437 935 369

calling all experienced real estate agents

we want you! The central Sunshine Coast’s leading Real Estate office is expanding its sales force to take advantage of our hot property market. The Platinum Properties office is the longest standing Real Estate office in the central Kawana region and is widely known as the premium, boutique Agency with a proven track record of multiple record sales attracting a healthy flow of both seller and buyer inquiry. Totally independent the working environment is free from the constraints of the corporate brands

with no franchise fees and a large rent roll which forms our base. We are looking for experienced, self-motivated real estate sales professional to join our small team with a view to progression and potential partnership/ownership opportunities. The right person will also enjoy above award commissions. If you are not happy with your current situation why not ride the wave of the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital with us and join our dynamic team!

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

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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 3rd June 10-10.45am Auction Saturday 10th June at 2pm, on site Steve Turner 0412 679 488

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





Inspect Saturday 3rd June 11-11.30am Auction Saturday June 17th at 11am, on site Steve Kealey 0437 935 369

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

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


Alexandra Headland, 23/268 Alexandra Parade

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

AUCTION OPEN HOME: Saturday 3rd June 11.30am-12pm VIEW AT: AUCTION: On site this Saturday 3rd June at 12pm AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758

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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 2:00pm on site View Thursday 1st June 4:30 – 5:30pm Saturday 3rd June 12:00 – 12:30pm Thursday 8th June 4:30 – 5:30pm 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 The informa on requested is simply your full name including surname, e-mail address and a contact number. Inspect by prior registraƟon; • Sunday 4th June between 11.00am – 11.45am • Wednesday 7th June between 5.15pm – 6.00pm There will be NO open for inspecƟon signs on the property.

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An exciting new venture awaits with this unique opportunity to own and operate your own sports and recreation facility. Set on 19.4 acres, the property includes a nine hole, par three golf course, two tennis courts, swimming pool, kiosk and liquor license and a four bedroom home. Meticulously cared for and developed over the past 13 years, the current owners have transformed this property into what it is today. Each of the nine holes offer its own unique characteristics and the venue has proven to be a popular destination for local and travelling golfing enthusiasts.

31 PALM CREEK ROAD, TANAWHA 4 bed, 2 bath, 30 car $1,250,000 Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219

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Be quick to secure one of these premium ¾ acre lots from $299,000 with some of the BEST rural VIEWS you can get, underground power and the appeal of a boutique estate. Just a 3 minute drive to Maleny township and walking distance to local schools. Only 30 minutes drive to the Sunshine Coast’s stunning beaches, and only 40 minutes to Sunshine Coast Airport. This is your chance to live the dream life in this stunning hinterland oasis. Don’t hesitate, with only 3 blocks left to choose from the time for action is NOW! Contact Exclusive Agent Jess Luthje 0438 616 064 44 Maple Street, Maleny 66 My Weekly Preview | June 2, 2017

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2/18 Blackall St, WOOMBYE

5442 1888


CALOUNDRA ENTERTAINER If a luxury home is what you want then this ex-display home by Metricon could be the answer. The low maintenance home has generous living and entertaining areas. Situated on a 471m2 fully landscaped block this home comes with a lot of extras for entertaining. It includes a designer kitchen with two ovens, butler’s pantry and coffee machine. There is ducted airconditioning, high ceilings and security system. Outdoors the living area is complete with a stainless steel barbecue and benches. A water feature is located at the entry of the property.

12 AQUA CIRCUIT, CALOUNDRA WEST 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car High $600,000s Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Mike Cronin 0412 134 483

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 12-12.40 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! $349,000 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 NAMBOUR: 10-12 Mill Lane Sat 1-1.40 MAKE AN OFFER : Owner wants the 2 remaining units SOLD! New, quality townhouses - 1 x 3brm,1 x 2brm (ensuited) sizeable brms & living areas. Convenient position, Easy, low maintenance lifestyle. From $359,900 Central Position...1970’s block home A very convenient and central position and the ½ acre land is all useable. This block would suit the addition of a 2nd dwelling on the back half of the block. The home is of solid block with 3brms, new carpet, curtains, paint and lights. Looking for a project ? Mid-higher $400,000’s 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

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Selling, Buying and Property Management Properties for your lifestyle Locally owned Local knowledge.... Your local agent Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 John Pyne 0418 710 209 Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 Virginia Brown 0400 763 837

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Horse property WANTED

WOOMBYE FAMILY HOME This home provides leisure and activity space for the whole family. The stylish open plan is an entertainer’s delight and the creative floor plan of the home provides wonderful choice of options for relaxing, entertainment and family time. There are three separate internal living areas, including a private cinemamedia room. The kitchen has Caesar stone bench tops, quality stainless steel appliances and loads of storage including convenient walk-in pantry. There are four bedrooms with the main bedroom providing a walk-in robe and good storage plus ensuite. Both bathrooms in the home are particularly impressive with timber shutters and quality fittings.

4 PLANTATION RISE DRIVE, WOOMBYE 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car High $500,000s Riddell Real Estate 5442 1888 Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412

Do you know someone who has a property to suit our buyers? They need 5 plus acres to suit their animals Any area within 30 mins of Nambour Any style of home Up to $600,000 - prefer mid $500,000 range.


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6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 MOVIE The Shawshank Redemption. (1994) (M) Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, James Whitmore. Two prisoners develop a friendship. 11.30 To Be Advised.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 13. Parramatta Eels v New Zealand Warriors. 10.10 MOVIE The Running Man. (1987) (MA15+) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. Amanda Keller catches up with Zac Efron. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Celebrity guests include Guy Ritchie. 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 MOVIE The Grand Budapest Hotel. (2014) (M)

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Ballina To Westport. Presented by Michael Portillo. 8.35 MOVIE The Doors. (1991) Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan. Chronicles the career of Jim Morrison.


6pm Compass. 6.30 Gardening Australia. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 The Coroner. (PG) 8.15 Delicious. (M) Part 2 of 4. 9.00 New Tricks. (M) A publican’s death is investigated. 10.00 Janet King. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Despicable Me 2. (2013) (PG) Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt. 9.00 MOVIE The Mummy. (1999) (M) Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Arnold Vosloo. An American explorer awakens a mummy. 11.30 The Goldbergs. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 MOVIE Pixels. (2015) (PG) Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan. Aliens attack using arcade game characters. 9.10 MOVIE Transformers. (2007) (M) Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel. A teenager is caught in a battle between robots.

6pm Gold Coast Cops. (PG) 6.30 All-Star Family Feud. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Planet Earth: Deserts. (PG) Presented by Sir David Attenborough. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) A girl disappears from a party. 10.30 MOVIE The Railway Man. (2013) (M)

6.30pm News. 7.30 The Six Wives Of Henry VIII With Lucy Worsley. 8.30 RocKwiz Salutes The Legends. (M) RocKwiz pays homage to the best of Ireland. 9.30 The Island With Bear Grylls. 10.30 MOVIE Blood Ties. (2013) (MA15+)


6pm Anh’s Brush With Fame. (PG) 6.30 Little Lunch. 7.00 News. 7.40 Doctor Who. 8.30 Grantchester. (M) Sidney’s life is at stake. 9.15 DCI Banks. (M) 10.05 The Doctor Blake Mysteries. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 House Rules. (PG) Hosted by Johanna Griggs. 8.30 Sunday Night. Current affairs program, hosted by Melissa Doyle. 9.30 The Suspects: True Australian Thrillers. (M) Hosted by Roy Billing. 10.30 The Blacklist. (M) 11.30 Autopsy. (MA15+)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 The Voice. (PG) 9.00 60 Minutes. Featuring reports from Liz Hayes, Tara Brown, Allison Langdon, Charles Wooley and Ross Coulthart. 10.00 Challenger Disaster: The Lost Tapes. 11.00 Nightmare On Everest. (M)

6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG) The contestants tackle a mystery box challenge. 9.10 Bull. (M) Benny defends an army analyst. 10.10 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) An oil rig is threatened by a gas leak.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Italy’s Invisible Cities: Florence. Part 3 of 3. 8.40 The Story Of God With Morgan Freeman: Why Does Evil Exist? Morgan Freeman looks to religion for an explanation for the existence of evil. 10.30 Meet The Trumps. (PG)


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

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) Hosted by Johanna Griggs. 8.40 Wanted. (M) Lola’s son is kidnapped in Thailand. 10.40 Autopsy. (MA15+) 11.40 The Goldbergs. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 True Story With Hamish & Andy. (PG) 8.00 Here Come The Habibs! (PG) 8.40 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.40 To Be Advised. 10.40 Botched. (M) 11.40 Law & Order. (M)

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

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Dr Christian Will See You Now. 8.30 24 Hours In Emergency: Keep On Going. (M) A 31-year-old collapses during a seizure. 10.25 SBS World News Late Edition.

6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Ask The Doctor. (PG) 8.30 David Stratton’s Stories Of Australian Cinema: Game Changers. (MA15+) Part 1 of 3. 9.30 Foreign Correspondent. 10.00 The Book Club.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) 8.40 First Dates Australia. (PG) Two work colleagues go on a blind date. 9.50 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. (MA15+) 10.50 Big Kitchens.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 20 To One. (PG) 8.30 Love Child. Follows the staff working in a hospital. 9.30 Operation Thailand. (M) 10.30 Embarrassing Bodies: Skegness. (M) 11.30 The Mysteries Of Laura. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG) Three contestants tackle an invention test. 8.40 NCIS. (M) An accidental death is reinvestigated. 9.40 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. (PG) 8.30 Insight. Takes a look at the gut. 9.30 Dateline. 10.00 SBS World News Late Edition. 10.30 Witnesses.

7.30pm 7.30. 8.00 Anh’s Brush With Fame. (PG) 8.30 The Weekly With Charlie Pickering. (M) 9.00 Ronny Chieng: International Student. (M) 9.30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg Election Special.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG) 8.00 The Force: Behind The Line. (PG) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (M) The team pursue a prison escapee.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent. Hosted by Ant and Dec. 9.00 The Last Resort. (M) A group counselling session rattles one of the participants. The ladies are tasked with arranging the “perfect” date. 11.00 Chicago Med. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG) 8.40 This Is Us. (M) Randall and William go to Memphis. 9.40 Madam Secretary. Elizabeth heads to Brussels. 10.40 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Tony Robinson’s Coast To Coast. 8.30 Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World. (PG) Part 1 of 3. 9.30 Fargo. Gloria tries to work around the system. 10.30 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 becomes the NCC’s main suspect. 9.30 Joanna Lumley’s Nile. Part 2 of 4. 10.20 Lateline.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Car Wars. (M) 8.30 World’s Angriest. (M) Footage of people losing their cool. 9.30 The Big Bang Theory. (M) Sheldon faces a conundrum. 10.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 14. Cronulla Sharks v Melbourne Storm. From Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney. 9.50 The NRL Footy Show. (M) A look at the latest NRL news. 11.30 Meet The Hockers. (M)

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG) 9.40 Law & Order: SVU. (M) A comedian is accused of sexual assault. 10.40 Blue Bloods. (M)

7.30pm Great British Railway Journeys. (PG) 8.05 Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: Melbourne. 8.35 In Defence Of Food. (PG) A look at the world’s eating habits. 9.35 Medici: Masters Of Florence. (MA15+)







Programs are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by the networks.

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7MATE (CH63) 9GO! (CH53)

9GEM (CH52)

ONE (CH81)

11 (CH82)

6pm RSPCA Animal Rescue. 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 11. Geelong v Adelaide. 11.00 Big Bang. (PG) 11.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 12am Ink Master. (M)

6pm MOVIE Scooby-Doo. (2002) (PG) 7.45 MOVIE Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. (2009) (PG) Daniel Radcliffe. 10.45 MOVIE Dragonheart. (1996) (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Monarch Of The Glen. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Fracture. (2007) (M) Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn. 11.00 The Paradise. (PG)

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

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 8.00 New Girl. (MC) 8.30 MOVIE Down With Love. (2003) (M) 10.30 Dating Naked.


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

6pm Dog Patrol. (PG) 6.30 Mighty Planes. (PG) 7.30 Land Of The Midnight Sun. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Help. (2011) (M) 11.30 Homes Under The Hammer.

6.30pm The Kick. 7.00 Football. AFL. Round 11. North Melbourne v Richmond. From Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. 10.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 12am Ink Master. (M)

6pm Puss In Boots: The Three Diablos. (PG) 6.20 MOVIE The Water Horse. (2007) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King. (2003) (M) Ian McKellen.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 Netball. Super Netball. Second Semi-final. 9.00 MOVIE The General’s Daughter. (1999) (M) 11.20 Absolutely Fabulous.

6.30pm Nature’s Great Events. (PG) 7.30 Caught On Camera: Heroes And Villains. (M) 8.30 Attenborough’s Animal House. 9.30 48 Hours. (M) 11.30 Moments Of Impact. (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. 10.30 Don’t Trust The B----. 11.00 Speechless.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.30 Whovians. 9.00 John Conway Tonight. 9.55 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. 10.45 Adam Hills: The Last Leg Election Special.

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

6pm MOVIE McFarland, USA. (2015) (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. (2006) (M) 11.40 Rude Tube. 12.10am Ink Master.

7pm MOVIE Batman & Robin. (1997) (PG) George Clooney, Uma Thurman, Arnold Schwarzenegger. 9.30 MOVIE The Purge: Anarchy. (2014) (MA15+) Frank Grillo. 11.40 Car SOS. (PG)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 To The Manor Born. 8.10 New Tricks. (PG) 9.20 MOVIE The Quick And The Dead. (1995) (MA15+) 11.30 The Closer.

6pm M*A*S*H. 7.00 Scorpion. 8.00 Attenborough’s Ark. 9.00 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Italian Grand Prix. Race 6.

6.30pm MOVIE Shark Tale. (2004) (G) 8.15 Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures. 8.45 To Be Advised. 9.45 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia. 10.15 How I Met Your Mother.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Doctor Who. 8.15 Sammy J’s Democratic Party. 8.30 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. 9.20 The Murder Detectives. 10.20 Little Britain.

6pm RSPCA Animal Rescue. 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Jonathan Creek. (M) 8.30 Foyle’s War. (M) 10.30 Blue Murder. (M)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 World’s Most Extreme. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Rambo: First Blood. (1982) (M) 10.30 MOVIE Rambo: First Blood Part II. (1985)

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 Kiss The Girls. (1997) (MA15+) Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 To Be Advised. 8.30 MOVIE Heat. (1995) (M) Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer.

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. 9.40 Banged Up Abroad. 10.25 Archer. 10.50 Little Britain.

6pm RSPCA Animal Rescue. 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. (M) 9.30 Outback Pilots. (PG) 10.30 MegaTruckers. 11.00 Ice Road Truckers.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 Meet The Hockers. (M) 9.30 MOVIE Kill Bill: Vol. 2. (2004) (MA15+) Uma Thurman.

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 Runaway Jury. (2003) (M) John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman. 11.05 Breakout Kings. (MA15+)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 MOVIE Tropic Thunder. (2008) (M) 10.30 How I Met Your Mother.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Bodyshockers: Nips, Tucks And Tattoos. 9.10 Airbnb: Dream Or Nightmare? 9.55 Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central.

6pm RSPCA Animal Rescue. 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. 9.30 Families Of Crime. (MA15+) 10.45 I Shouldn’t Be Alive.

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

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.00 Police Ten 7. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Assassins. (1995) (M) Sylvester Stallone. 11.10 Airplane Repo. (PG)

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

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive. (M) 8.30 Attenborough’s The Life Of Mammals. 9.30 Shark Tank. (PG) 10.30 48 Hours. (M) 11.30 Legends. (M)

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 Pacific Heat. 10.00 Bob’s Burgers.

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 The Weekly. 8.50 The Inbetweeners. 9.20 Comedy Up Late. 9.50 Broad City. 10.15 Little Britain. 10.55 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 American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Football. AFL. Round 12. Sydney v Western Bulldogs. From the SCG. 10.15 The Front Bar. (M) 11.15 World’s Craziest Fools. (PG) 11.45 Ink Master. (M)

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Soccer. 2018 FIFA World Cup AFC Qualifier. Australia v Saudi Arabia. 10.00 MOVIE Mission: Impossible II. (2000) (M)

6pm Friends. 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.40 Weird Wonders Of The World. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE John Grisham’s The Gingerbread Man. (1998) (M) 11.05 Blackadder Goes Forth.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Territory Cops. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Pound Of Flesh. (2015) (MA15+) 11.10 Graceland.

6.30pm Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 Sex And The City. 9.05 Sex And The City. 9.40 Sex And The City. 10.15 Sex And The City.


with MWP’s man in the water

OK, am I the only one who does not give a flying hoot about how Schapelle Corby came home over the weekend? Are we treated like complete and utter idiots by the media? Of all the stories around the world they cover this? Man, next will be stop press when she takes a poo! In reality it is quite sad some media view our intelligence so low. Right, now let’s get down to business. The Fiji Pro is on, yipee (low intelligence has returned)! I cannot wait to see the guys surf some solid waves. Go Julian and get some decent points. Looky, looky! I just had a sneak peek at the weekend. There will be a big jump in swell with strong south winds. Noosa? Mooloolaba? Rainbow? Alex? Maroochydore? Whatever your poison, have fun and remember if it’s not on, it’s not on – wetsuits I mean! The water is getting chilli.

FISHING REPORT with Wayne Nilsson from Maroochydore Fishing World


7TWO (CH62)

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Catfish: The TV Show. 9.00 Ladyboys: The Band. 9.45 Superstorm USA: Caught On Camera. 10.45 Little Britain.


ABC2 (CH22)



ESTUARY: Bream in good numbers from Cotton Tree to Picnic Point and along Bradman Avenue using peeled prawns and mullet gut. Chopper tailor and trevally at the Maroochy Bar with baby blue pillies the best bait. Whiting and flathead on yabbies on the drift from Eudlo Creek to Chambers Island. Plastics worth a try for some sporting fun. SURF: Jew in the deep gutters near Twin Waters Surf Club using mullet-filled and live baits just after dusk. Tailor and sea bream taking pillies at Pincushion with whiting and dart along North Shore Maroochy. OFFSHORE: The close-in reefs are the lively spot at the moment with the recent calm conditions suiting pelagic fishing for mackerel and the deeper reefs for snapper and mixed bag of reef fish. Trolling just beyond the breakers is returning tailor and small tuna along the shark nets. FRESHWATER: Most local impoundments have reasonable water levels at present and are producing good catches of yellowbelly, bass and saratoga at Borumba and Somerset. Try ice jigs and jigging lures in the deeper water around submerged trees. Lake Macdonald and Ewen Maddock is returning quality bass and Mary River cod on lures that dive around three metres.

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 d Fashions on the Field and the Thundamentals live on the main stage! e!

Friday June 2 - Tickets online or at the gate - First race 12.08pm For more information visit

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Mars is now charging through your home zone, until July 20. Which encourages you to be proactive about domestic matters, family relationships and chores. Friday’s full moon encourages you to visualise your dreams, and then act on them.

Venus is vamping through your sign, so you’re keen to flirt up a storm or call in a few old favours. It’s also a terrific time to indulge in Taurean passions like cooking, decorating, renovating, gardening, music or craft projects.

With your ruler Mercury moving into your sign (where it joins the sun) are you being the real you? Or are you living your life according to other people’s expectations? Friday night’s full moon urges you to focus on a rickety close relationship.

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ACROSS 1 5 9 10 11 13 14 17 20 21 22 23

Level of quality (8) An iridescent gem (4) Indian unit of currency (5) To quarrel (4,3) Foreboding (12) Lessee of property (6) Ancient (3-3) Overemotional (12) Authorise (7) Unenjoyable task (5) Earthly paradise (4) In the open air (8)


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N E Y S C E S R A Rules: Form as many words as possible. Each word must contain the centre letter. Plurals made by adding “s” are not counted. GOOD 22 BETTER 27 BEST 30

Feeling no doubt (4) An analgesic (7) Severe reprimand (8-4) Purify (6) Turn out to be (5) Freedom from restriction (8) UFO (6,6) Headlong rush in panic (8) Sinister (7) Cask (6) Pass into disuse (5) Nought (4)

JUNIOR X-WORD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7



LEO [JUL 24-AUG 23]


No side-stepping crabs! Dynamic Mars is now charging through your sign (until July 20). So strive to be extra kind, compassionate and proactive as you initiate ideas, launch passion projects and make progress in creative new directions.

Tuesday is a fabulous day to plan your true destiny. The more adventurous the path is, the better. You’re also in the mood to socialise and pamper yourself, as you engage in compatible conversations and enjoy life’s little luxuries.

Mercury is now moving through your career zone, until June 21. So - if you want to get ahead – strive to work smarter (not just harder). And, if you choose to take on a professional challenge, then you’ll find the benefits will far outweigh the difficulties.




Communicating well with others is the key to a satisfying week. But don’t exaggerate your ability to contribute. It’s much better to under-promise and over-deliver! The full moon also highlights your kind and charitable nature.

This week professional luck is waiting in the wings via extra business, a new job, an innovative idea or a surprise connection. So use your substantial Scorpio networking skills to drum up support, and don’t be afraid to ask others for help when it’s required.

Friday’s fiery full moon (in your sign) promises an action-packed week. Your energy levels will be high … and so will your impatience. Saturn cautions you to be more strategic, as you steer clear of quick-fixes and instead, plan for the long-term.




With Venus and Mars in your relationship zones, it’s time to make romantic and platonic love a major priority. So your motto for the week is from Franklin P. Jones: “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”

Tuesday is terrific for love, relationships, and education. Lady Luck is on your side as you make changes and accept challenges that come your way. Others may be surprised by your behaviour but you need to do what’s right for you.

Are you bored with your job? This week the full moon (and Saturn) stir up your career zone, so some fish will feel frustrated with work (or lack of work). Be careful what you wish for – aspirations are fine but you need to keep your feet on the ground.

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


Opposite of urban Instrument played by humming Famous English musician, David – Slang for an underground railway system Region north of Nepal Light yellowbrown colour Country which used to be joined with Slovakia: – Republic God of the underworld in Greek mythology




SCATTERWORD: NECESSARY, scenery, careen, encase, seance, crease, carney, caress, creasy, censer, screen, recess, cease, caner, crane, nacre, scare, crass, scene, scree, cress, acne, cane, acre, care, race, case, carn, scan, scar, racy, cess, sync.

JUNIOR X-WORD: Rural, Kazoo, Bowie, Metro, Tibet, Khaki, Czech, Hades (ROBOTICS)

CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Standard 5 Opal 9 Rupee 10 Fall out 11 Presentiment 13 Tenant 14 Age-old 17 Melodramatic 20 Empower 21 Chore 22 Eden 23 Alfresco DOWN: 1 Sure 2 Aspirin 3 Dressing-down 4 Refine 6 Prove 7 Latitude 8 Flying saucer 12 Stampede 15 Ominous 16 Barrel 18 Lapse 19 Zero



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GRAPPLING WITH THE MULTIVERSE Richard O’Leary hopes there’s another him somewhere in the multiverse and that his footy team is winning.


ow! What a week. First I am voted the most eligible married man on the planet. Then I win the Nobel Prize for Literature (and here I was thinking it was just you and me reading these columns). And to cap it all off my beloved Parramatta Eels defeat the World X111 in the final minutes of the game to stay on track for their tenth straight premiership. I had you until the last one, didn’t I? But if science has taught me anything this week, it’s that all the above scenarios are not only possible, but probable – just not in this universe. You see the latest theory to come out of the UK’s Royal Astronomical Society suggests that our universe is just one of many – they call it the multiverse. It’s all come about because of a so-called ‘cold spot’ which has been captured in the wild black yonder by a

couple of satellites. Without going into too many details and exposing my incredibly superficial understanding of this topic, the basic premise is this astronomical anomaly could be the result of a collision between our

“That concept of infinity is hard to get your head around, isn’t it?”

universe and a bubble universe. So theoretically, if there could be one additional universe it’s just as likely there could be an infinite number of universes. This leads to the next logical assumption which is that somewhere, someplace I am in

fact incredibly charming, a beautiful writer, and my footy team can actually win a game or two. That concept of infinity is hard to get your head around isn’t it? But credit where credit’s due, my youngest son is giving it a red hot go. When I came home earlier this week he rushed up to show me his latest assignment, which at first appearances simply looked like a sheet of green cardboard with numbers written on it in sequential order. But he quickly brought me up to date on his mission, to write every number up to infinity. So far, so good, 301 and still counting. He has quite a job ahead of him… but it can’t hurt, and after all, regardless of which universe you live in – it’s always good to have a hobby.


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