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s a parent, and someone who has lost a loved one to cancer, this week’s cover story struck an emotional chord. Elki Guymer has one of those adorable, toddler faces, which pulls on your heartstrings. She is only four and yet she has faced more obstacles than people decades older. This innocent and vivacious little girl is in the fight of her life – battling leukaemia. Without the generous blood donations from members of the community, Elki would not have survived past her third birthday. This is why the work of Sunshine Coast blood donor group Team Adem is vital. The team is headed up by Brent and Lu Crosby, activists who have campaigned and devoted endless hours to the cause, which is a legacy to their son Adem. Sadly, Adem was only 19 when he lost his battle against leukaemia. The Crosbys are living every parent’s worst nightmare – they have faced adversity – and yet continue to raise awareness. To date, they have helped save the lives of 50,000 people. Leigh Robshaw shares their touching and brave stories. With winter now well and truly upon us, we have taken the opportunity to share some of our favourite seasonal tips and trends in our monthly My Home section. Meanwhile, we have great giveaways plus plenty of local news, entertainment and lifestyle in this edition. Happy reading.
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What are you reading now? I have two on the go – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (I have never read this classic) and a business book, 10 Must Reads on Innovation by Harvard Business Review.
River, four-wheel drive up North Shore, drive to Kenilworth via Montville and Maleny, swim in Booloumba Creek, dinner at Spirit House, drinks at Eumundi Imperial Hotel and lunch at Ricky’s. If you could change one thing on the Coast what would it be? Faster internet and better mobile reception. Best day in your life? The day I met James. It wasn’t a particularly amazing day, but amazing things came of it. Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point? It was November 20, 2006. James and I landed in Adelaide from England. We left good jobs, friends and his family behind. I was heavily pregnant with Max and the twins were only one. Neither James nor I had jobs lined up. We immediately bought an old Pajero and started the long drive towards the Sunshine Coast. We soon got sand bogged in Coorong, but it was an exciting day as our young family life in Australia began.
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Best advice you’ve been given? Be true to yourself and kind to others. How long have you lived on the Sunshine Coast? Since 1979, but I have also lived in Alice Springs, Brisbane, London and Bristol in the UK. Why do you live here? Deep roots. What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? It’s a secret. Where do you take visitors when they come to the Coast? Drive up to Point Glorious lookout, climb Mt Eerwah, bushwalk in Noosa National Park, cruise Noosa
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THE LIST The top five countries with the most youth who neither work nor study. 1. Italy 33.9 per cent 2. Turkey 33.2 per cent 3. Greece 28.1 per cent 4. Spain 27.2 per cent 5. Mexico 25.3 per cent. It’s great to see Australia isn’t on the list. SOURCE: TOP5OFANYTHING.COM / OECD. (2016): “YOUTH NOT IN EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION OR TRAINING (NEET)”
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LET IT FLOW: 1 BLOOD DONATION SAVES 3 LIVES With 50,000 lives saved, Team Adem has made a huge impact on the community. National Blood Donor Week runs from June 12 to 18 and with 115,000 new donors needed this year, it’s time to roll up your sleeves. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.
“You’re giving something that can save a little kid like Elki, because without blood donations, she wouldn’t be here” Elki Guymer. Image: Greg Gardner Photography
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t’s a rainy Wednesday morning at the vein that feeds into the larger Team Adem Blood Donor Centre in Maroochydore artery, now the largest Red25 Blood and four people are sitting in the Donation Community in Australia. waiting room, preparing to give blood “It’s an absolute credit to Lisa and – a man in a business suit, a middle aged Jevon,” says Brent. “We know what it’s like. woman and two retirees. A group of They’ve got so much on their plate and teenagers from Chancellor State College have other young children, so to do what bursts through the door, adding some young they’re doing is inspirational. We’re very blood to the mix. Sixteen-year-old Taylah proud to have them on Team Adem’s blood has never given blood, but today, she has donation community.” overcome her fear of needles to give a Team Adem, the charity Adem Crosby donation that will save three lives. set up to spread awareness of the need for Her selfless act is made all the more blood donation and raise money for meaningful when she meets a special patients and families affected by a cancer visitor, four-year-old Elki Guymer, who has diagnosis, has helped save over 50,000 lives leukaemia. Without the generous support of since 2011. It’s a remarkable achievement, blood donors like Taylah, Elki would not but with one in three Australians needing have made it past her third birthday. blood at some point in their lives, it’s a drop “We’d been looking at her and thinking, gosh she looks pale,” says Elki’s mum, Lisa Dean. “She had a few bruises on her arms and legs. Looking at photos from back then, she was falling asleep at the dinner table or falling asleep while she was playing. All those things you think are really cute at the time, we look back at those photos and say, that was cancer.” Lu Crosby, Lisa Dean, Elki Guymer and Brent Crosby Elki is big on fairytales. Lisa and Elki’s in the ocean. dad Jevon, her two sisters and community “The Australian Red Cross Blood Service of supporters are hoping for a fairytale needs 115,000 new donors this year and is ending for this vivacious little Nambour girl, looking to recruit 10,000 new donors this who has been through hell after being June alone,” says Rebecca Ind, community diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic relations officer at the Blood Donor Centre leukaemia on New Year’s Eve 2016. An in Maroochydore. “We need 50 new donors immediate blood transfusion at Nambour a week on the Sunshine Coast who have Hospital saved her life. never donated blood to join. “The cancer cells had taken over so “An estimated nine million Australians much of her blood volume that she had no are eligible to give blood, but only 500,000 platelets, no coagulant,” Lisa says. “She actively do so and we’re asking the could have bled to death internally if she remaining 8.5 million to pitch in and help knocked her head because there would have their local community. been no way to stop the bleeding.” “Brent and Lu have inspired people to Since that harrowing day in January last give blood through sharing their story. year, Elki has needed seven more blood They’ve put a face to it. Team Adem are transfusions and four immunoglobulin pillars of the community and now it’s time injections. It’s hard to believe the little girl for the nation to say thank you for their happily chatting to Taylah in her beads and efforts. People underestimate how much it pink ballet slippers, has been so sick. takes for Brent and Lou to be out there Lisa keeps a watchful eye over Elki while every day, working with such courage she talks to Team Adem activists, Brent and and passion.” Lu Crosby. The well-known Buderim couple Ironically, after her tireless work lost their beloved son Adem in 2013 at the promoting blood donation, Lu herself age of 19, also to acute lymphoblastic became a blood recipient when she was leukaemia. The two families have become diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. friends and Elki’s blood donor community, Lu is now in remission and back to work. On which has saved 486 lives, has become a March 21 this year, Lu became the first myweeklypreview.com.au
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like Elki relapse,” Lisa says. “We know we’re not out of the woods. We are part of Team Adem’s community and every fortnight when she has her blood test, we give plasma. It also helps her to become OK with needles. She sees that mummy and daddy are doing it, so she doesn’t feel as bad.” If you’ve ever considered donating blood, Lisa has an important message for you: “Elki has to have blood tests every two weeks to check on her blood counts. If a little four-year-old can have her vein accessed every two weeks, I think adults can too. You’re giving something that can save a little kid like Elki, because without blood donations, she wouldn’t be here.”
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patient to be seen at the Adem Crosby Centre when she went for her annual checkup. This state-of-the-art cancer care centre at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital bears her son’s name. “I had three blood transfusions,” Lu says. “I can speak first-hand, I was a blood donor for Team Adem, and then I became a blood recipient. I’m very grateful to all the generous blood donors out there who enabled me to recover from my harsh treatment. “If donors were to donate just four times a year, it would make a life-saving difference to 12 people,” Brent says. “We’ve spent hundreds of hours in oncology wards seeing people receive blood product transfusions. Many of these patients would struggle to survive if they didn’t receive these blood products. Cancer treatment is pretty hard – it kills off all of your healthy cells along with the bad cells, so the transfusions become a life-saving necessity.” If you’ve ever wondered where your money goes when you donate to a charity, there’s no question what happens with your blood when you donate. During a regular donation, you give around 470 millilitres of whole blood – about eight per cent of your blood volume, which the body replaces within 24 to 48 hours. You can donate whole blood, plasma or platelets and your blood can be made into 22 medical treatments. “Several weeks ago I donated platelets,” Brent says. “The Red Cross Blood Service now sends you a text message when your blood goes to a recipient. A few days after my donation, I received a text saying my donation was being used at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. It was highly likely my platelet donation would have gone to a child with a cancer diagnosis.” A child just like Elki, who charms everyone she meets at the Blood Donor Centre, with her beautiful eyes and brown curls, which have grown back after 18 months of chemotherapy. She has one more year of treatment left, but thankfully, the treatment appears to be working. “She is mostly in the clear but it’s still quite scary because we see a lot of children
Taylah Iles from Chancellor State College with Jana Clelland, Donor Services Nursing Assistant • National Blood Donor Week is held between June 12 to 18 and is a celebration of Australia’s 500,000 blood donors who together make 1.3 million donations each year. • World Blood Donor Day is celebrated globally on June 14. • Cancer patients are the nation’s largest users of blood, with more than 85,000 donations needed every week to support them. • Blood donation is a proud Australian tradition and has been going strong for 88 years. • Every blood donation helps to save three lives. • Demand for blood and blood products will grow by 100 per cent over the next 10 years.
Team Adem is the Coast’s biggest blood donor community and the largest Red25 Blood Donation Community in Australia. Sunshine Coast teen Adem Crosby founded Team Adem in 2011 to raise money to help support families of seriously ill children diagnosed with cancer. They’ve raised $750,000, which has been used to help a number of organisations including the Leukaemia Foundation. But Team Adem’s most significant achievement is its blood donation community which in May, reached the incredible milestone of 50,000 lives saved. “Adem said to us, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could save 3000 lives in a year,” Adem’s mum Lu Crosby says. “He thought it would be amazing to reach that goal. We surpassed that goal within months of his passing.” “We are proud to say that Team Adem blood donors make a life-saving difference to over 1200 Australians every month,” says Brent Crosby, Adem’s dad. More than 50,000 people have read Adem’s heart-wrenching Facebook post of September 10, 2012, which he wrote after being told he had only three months to live. His words of love and gratitude and his plea for blood donation touched the hearts of many and gave momentum to the charity. “Adem was an incredibly inspirational young man,” Brent says. “Through so much adversity, he never thought about himself, he thought about others. Even with months to live, he was still out there helping others. Adem received over 350 blood transfusions, and that’s not uncommon. Cancer patients are the highest users of blood products. “Keep in mind that unfortunately, not everyone overcomes their illnesses and while they’re continuing to be treated, they require blood products. Even though they won’t recover, it gives them extra time with their families so they can accumulate precious memories. When Adem was told his treatment options were exhausted and he was given just three months to live, he
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Adem Crosby lived another eight months and thanks to blood transfusions, we spent quality time as a family.” “On Adem’s first day of diagnosis, he received five bags of blood,” says Lu. “Adem, throughout his journey, realised the importance of blood donation and was so grateful to the blood donors who enabled him to be with us longer.” “When he was first diagnosed, people wanted to give him money,” Brent says. “He said, ‘I don’t need money or material things, but you can donate blood’. The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service has now joined Team Adem’s blood donation community. “If someone out there could sacrifice just four hours a year, it really is going to make a difference. We’re incredibly thankful for the support our blood donation community receives. Together we are all making such a huge difference to the lives of so many people. “For us, it’s not about stopping at 50,000 lives saved,” says Lu. “We would like to keep going and save 100,000 lives. It’s a huge amount when you think about it. We will just do the best we can and continue to inspire people to donate blood.”
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GET READY FOR GRASSROOTS FUN AT THE SHOW The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show is on the way. The prestigious three-day event that showcases the extraordinary diversity of the Sunshine Coast keeps our history alive, unites town and country, and promotes our iconic agricultural industries. From June 16 to 18, the show will take over the Nambour Showgrounds and allow locals to share their talents, skills and achievements, with the expansive range of competitions highlighting the best in our region. It is also a great weekend for families to get out and enjoy some quality time together. For more information, visit sunshinecoastshow.asn.au.
LIGHTNING THROUGH TO GRAND FINAL In their debut year, the Sunshine Coast Lightning has powered their way through to the grand finals. After beating favourites the Melbourne Vixens 56-55 in the major semi-finals on Saturday night, the ladies are now preparing for the 2017 Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final, which will be held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on June 17. The Lightning will face off against the winner of this Saturdayâ€™s play-off between the Vixens and the GWS Giants.
The Autism Treehouse is hosting an event for parents living with autism in their lives. Come along for an insightful morning learning and getting first-hand experience from parents who have walked, and are walking, a similar path. More than 230,000 Australians have the condition and the event will take parents from one end of the spectrum to the other, the panel will discuss everything from getting a diagnosis, telling friends and family, early intervention, social stories, how to choose schools and much more. The event is on June 12 from 10am at the Alex Surf Club. Tickets are $25 and are available from theautismtreehouse.org.au.
MENâ€™S HEALTH WEEK The 2017 theme for Menâ€™s Health Week, June 12 to 18, is Healthy Body â€“ Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance. The Sunshine Coast Council is supporting a number of free events that respond to issues impacting the health of men and boys in our community. They include a Nutrition for Men workshop, a free menâ€™s only fitness session, a Menâ€™s Health Week presentation by menâ€™s health education and sports physiotherapist Dr Craig Allingham and a move your body, mobile for life session. Details for all of the events are available on sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.
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CHARITY RALLY UNDERWAY â€“ WILL THEY MAKE IT? Team Frogglebox are taking on 3800 kilometres in the Shitbox Rally 2017. Sunshine Coasters Tammy Lee and Lew King join a convoy of 200 teams in Australiaâ€™s largest independently run fundraiser for the Cancer Council. They left Adelaide on May 27 and are driving through the outback to reach Darwin in cars worth less than $1000, all to raise much-needed funds for cancer research. To support the team, visit everydayhero.com and search for Shitbox Rally and then donate to team Frogglebox.
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4 INGREDIENTS AUTHOR WINS MAJOR AWARD IN CHINA Sunshine Coast businesswoman and writer of the successful 4 Ingredients cookbooks, Kim McCosker, has been announced as the winner of the 2017 International Gourmand Award – Cookbooks Best Selling Author at the Gourmand Awards ceremony in Yantai, China. The annual awards, which were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, honour the best food and wine books and food television in the world and have been compared to the Oscars for the industry. McCosker’s 4 ingredients Slow Cooker book won the Cookbooks Best Selling Author against seven other shortlisted authors from Canada, France, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA.
COAST FACILITIES AND WEATHER PERFECT FOR CRICKETERS Sunshine Coast Council’s Elizabeth Daniels Sport Complex played host to the Australian Women’s Cricket Team from May 29 to June 2 for their final week of preparation leading into the ICC Women’s World Cup in England. Southern Stars cricket captain Meg Lanning says the team is really excited to spend some valuable time on the Coast as they put the final touches on their World Cup preparations. “The facilities here are first class and the weather is even better, so we’ll be looking to get some match practice in and make the most of the time we have on the Sunshine Coast,” she says.
NATIONAL AWARD FOR COAST DIETICIAN The nutritional management of patients with cystic fibrosis and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service is in good hands, with a senior dietitian nationally recognised for nutrition and dietetics research. Accredited Practising Dietitian Catherine McFarlane has been awarded the Nutrition and Dietetics Emerging Researcher Award, presented at the Dietitians Association of Australia’s National Conference in Hobart. The award encourages and acknowledges quality research by an emerging researcher. McFarlane was delighted with the response to her research paper.
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NEW SUNNYKIDS MENTORING PROGRAM PILOT SunnyKids has announced a new pilot program, Village Buddies. A partnership between SunnyKids and The Board Meeting has seen the creation of the program, which provides children with another positive adult in their lives. It could be about kicking a ball, playing chess or eating fish and chips, but it will always be about a vulnerable child getting access to the support they need. SunnyKids founder and CEO Chris Turner says if vulnerable children can experience a strong sense of belonging, they have a real chance to reach their full potential. “Often, all that is needed is a bit of extra time with an adult who believes in them, helps raise their self-esteem and instills a belief that they really can succeed.”
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SPORTY MENTORS PROVIDE BOOST FOR BUDERIM KIDS A group of local school children is reaping the benefits of exercise, which extend beyond the physical. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
turn increases their self-awareness and self-esteem, is so valuable,” he says. Buderim Foundation chair Heinz Seeberg says the mentoring program is just one of 12 community initiatives to receive a Buderim Foundation grant last year. “The Buderim Foundation is committed to supporting the community, particularly our younger
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tudents at Buderim Mountain State School have had their whole perception of school turned around thanks to an innovative sports mentoring program. The SunnyKids program, which was funded by a Buderim Foundation community grant, offered students mentoring with a martial arts component to help build self-esteem, self-efficacy and resilience. SunnyKids CEO Chris Turner says sport not only keeps kids fit and gives them a break from computer screens, but it also provides opportunities for social growth. “We are now discovering extra benefits when sporting activity is enhanced with qualified mentoring and guidance. These include improved emotional and behavioural responses,” he says. “We saw this benefit extend to the wider school community and we know there was also a benefit to the children’s siblings and their families. “We were able to support these outcomes with survey data that confirmed 100 per cent of students completed every session and 100 per cent of students stated they had a noticeable increase in confidence and a better understanding of health.” After seeing the work carried out by Bobby and Katrina Wilson from Awesome Wilson Boxing, Dave Larkin, better known as Chappy Dave, says the 10 boys participating in the program began looking forward to their Tuesday afternoons. “They all get in, work hard, focus as a team and discipline themselves as individuals. To see them test their strength, fitness and performance, which then in
people, which is why we established a youth sub-fund specifically used to support programs like this one,” he says. The foundation is a not-for-profit organisation with a team of more than 50 volunteers that seeks to build a stronger community by harnessing the power of giving and distributing grants for worthy community projects. Applications are now open for not-for-profit organisations providing services or undertaking projects that benefit the Buderim community.
For more information, visit the foundation’s website buderimfoundation.org.au.
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GYMNASTS BAND TOGETHER AFTER FIRE After a fire burnt its premises to the ground, Maroochy Beach Gymnastics realises its members are what matter most. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
arleigh Fraser returned from the Gymnastics National Championships in Melbourne with a swag of medals and was celebrating her selection into the Australian team when her beloved club was burned to the ground. Maroochy Beach Gymnastics, which has more than 1000 members, caught fire during work on the club’s $2 million renovation. Sunshine Coast fire investigators believe the blaze was caused by sparks from welding equipment, which ignited the highly flammable floor mats. Luckily, classes had been cancelled for the day, so there were no families in the gym at the time and therefore, there were no injuries. Fraser and the three other athletes who represented the club at the Nationals – Kobi Thompson, Harrison Williams and Hannah Dwan – are still reeling from the fact they do not have a club to train in for upcoming competitions. Fraser, 16, came first on vault, third on bars, all around, and beam, fourth on floor and was named third overall in Australia. Her next competition on the national team in New Zealand is going to be her most challenging yet. Thompson, who returned at 1am on the morning of the May 28 fire, says he openly wept when he saw the 20-metre smoke plumes coming out of his beloved gym. The 16-year-old had just secured gold in the parallel bars and second in teams at the nationals and had yet to share his great news with fellow gymnasts before the fire took hold. “It still doesn’t feel real, when I pull up here, I still expect to see the building as it was, I still don’t expect to see it all caved
Harrison Williams, Kobi Thompson, Karleigh Fraser and Hannah Dwan with their National Championship medals in,” he says. Thompson is on a mission to attend the Valeri Luikin Invitational in Las Vegas early next year and says he is more determined than ever to do his best for the club. Williams, 13, was the national champion last year and this time around, returned with a third in rings and second in teams and Dwan, 12, came seventh on the floor and fourth in teams. Maroochy Beach Gymnastics president Peter Dwan says the four athletes were joined by mens coach Gennadiy Tseryshenko and ladies coach Vladimir Joura to make up the largest contingent representing the club at the nationals “in a very long time.”
Dwan says the fire has come at a time when the club was reaching new heights and the raw emotion among staff and members alike was palpable as they came to grips with the long road to recovery ahead of them. Maroochy Beach Gymnastics committee members have been in contact with other Coast clubs in order to accommodate the weekly classes. Competitive athletes who train 20 hours a week have been using home gyms and regularly visiting the High Performance Centre in Brisbane. “One thing it has been, though, is a solidifying moment and it has really brought everyone close together. It just proves that the club is not just a building, it’s the people and we still have a really strong club.” Dwan says the shock of the accident was beginning to transform into a renewed energy to begin the rebuild, with continued talks with insurance companies and builders to pave a way forward. A GoFundMe account with a $10,000 target has been set up for the club to begin to cover these costs as well as to begin to recoup some of the $500,000 worth of equipment that was lost.
Hot 91.1 have created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to get the club back on their feet. While insurance will cover the rebuild, the money raised through the GoFundMe campaign will go towards purchasing equipment to use immediately and to cover the cost of rent for the 12 months it is expected to take to rebuild. To donate, visit gofundme.com and search for Maroochy Beach Gymnastics.
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Sami Muirhead says calm voices are the way to go when dealing with kids, but if you find that difficult, try the hairband trick.
Maintaining a happy relationship with your partner is about creating positive interactions, explains Dr Rhiannon Bell.
hat do you think of your child’s teacher? Because I have my six-year-old girl’s teacher on somewhat of a pedestal and think she may be part Jedi because she seems to be able to control an entire classroom of tiny people without ever raising her voice. I stand and watch transfixed most mornings as the ritual of the day unfolds. Mrs B waves her fingers when she wants the classroom’s attention. Yes. Waves her fingers in the air, her 10 digits wriggling like caterpillars as they send out silent messages to gag the children. The students seem to respond within seconds, quietly waving their fingers back at her in their secret communication that no one else really understands. It is like some wonderful whirling dervish dance and I am transfixed and bemused by it all. Let me tell you, if I waved my fingers at home I would be totally ignored. I know this because when I shout like a fishmonger’s wife, I am totally ignored. When I demand they listen to me, I am totally ignored. When my head starts spinning around on my neck as if I am possessed by the devil I am still ignored. The only way to get their attention some days is to threaten to turn off the TV. Then I become somebody. So why is Mrs B so good at getting their attention? I do not have a witty or intelligent answer for you, but I do know the best
teaching and parenting for all parties seems to be done in calm voices. Somehow these soothing voices seem to have real authority and children understand they would be better messing with Voldemort himself rather than taking on the composed leader. Robert Brault once said: “A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.” Sounds good in theory, but when you are tired and know you still have a trillion things to get done, it is sometimes hard not to shout like a crazy person and in the process have absolutely no grace or self-control. A mum in the United States is making news because of her new ‘hairband trick’, which has stopped her snapping at her kids. The trick involves placing five hairbands around your wrist, which you move to your other arm if you snap at your child. You can earn hairbands back by engaging in fun ways reconnect with your child, such as playing with them or giving them a hug. The research shows you train yourself to talk with kindness and love in your voice to your child instead of anger and frustration, even when they are being really annoying. No one likes yelling. I feel rubbish if I have raised my voice at my kid and I am sure they do not feel like world beaters either. So maybe the hair elastic system is worth a try. The only problem will be of course finding five bands. Ours all seem to be on holidays with odd socks, the Tupperware containers and the missing four umbrellas of the house.
hanks to technology, we are more connected with the world than we have ever been. But sadly, many feel more lonely and disconnected than ever before. We wake in the morning and reach out for our smartphone instead of our partner, respond to work emails before our children, and check in with Instagram over our own selves. By tuning in with a cyberworld that’s tirelessly flirting for our attention, we tune out from those who most deserve our devotion. At the Psychology Cafe, we see many men and women who feel disconnected in their relationships. The cycle is a common one. The demands of work, bills and children consume our attention, schedules misalign, harsh words are spoken, hearts are wounded, walls are built, resentment breeds, and withdrawal becomes the norm. Lifeline’s 2016 Loneliness Survey found that 60 per cent of Australians often feel lonely, and despite an increase in our digital relationships, respondents described feeling “more lonely than ever before”. Loneliness isn’t so much about a lack of relationships, but more a lack of true connection in relationships. When speaking of the disconnect felt within their marriage, many couples describe not feeling understood by their partner, having very little time for each other, and a lack of true intimacy in their relationship. According to relationship researchers John and Julie Gottman, there are different
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types of interactions that contribute to or detract from our connection bank account. Positive and negative interactions are like income and expenses. Four decades of couples research has revealed that when conflict occurs in a marriage, a positive interaction deposits $1 in your account, while a negative interaction withdraws $5. To compensate for the loss, healthy connections require a 5:1 ratio between positive and negative interactions. The stronger the connection bank account, the more likely couples are to work together to solve problems (typically when conflict occurs). In the absence of conflict, successful relationships maintain a 20:1 ratio of positive to negative interactions, often described as ‘bids’ for connection. The Gottmans’ research has revealed that happy couples can make up to 100 bids for connection over the course of a meal. A smile, brush of the hand, open-ended question, kiss and eye contact are some of the ways we can make a bid for connection. If you’re struggling to remember the last time you felt a genuine connection with your partner, it’s time to bridge the gap. It’s never too late to repair, and enhance, the bond that once existed. Prioritise your relationship, turn towards your partner, tune into their needs, make regular bids for connection, and seek to genuinely hear, value and see them for the person they are.
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From our hinterland to our various coastal towns and villages, we all know some great businesses that operate here on our Sunshine Coast. They are the special places that offer fantastic service, exceptional products, a fabulous location, valuable knowledge and experience or even a combination of all four. Council is honoured to again be the platinum partner in the 2017 Sunshine Coast Business and Tourism Awards, which highlight the excellence, diversity and entrepreneurship that exists across our region. The people who run and staff our businesses – small, medium and large – are amazing ambassadors for the Sunshine Coast. They represent the innovative spirit that complements our enviable lifestyle so perfectly. The 2017 Sunshine Coast Business and Tourism Awards, which have just been launched, celebrate our vibrant business community and honour those who have excelled in our healthy, smart, creative region. Please take the time to nominate a Coast business via council’s website and help them receive the accolades they deserve.
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JOBS FOR THE COAST A new $20-million, purpose-built Langs Building Supplies store at Caloundra will create 100 new jobs for our region. The new facility will replicate the operations of the company’s existing facility at Yatala, south of Brisbane, which has been in operation since 1976. The new facility at Caloundra will include a drive-through trade store, bulk building supplies and on-site manufacturing of roof trusses, wall frames, floor trusses and aluminium windows and doors which will supply the Sunshine Coast’s trades and building sector. To be ready for a July opening, Langs need to find quality staff for a wide range of positions including clerical, sales, factory workers, truck drivers, forklift drivers and more. Langs have plans to grow the Sunshine Coast business to 250 staff in the future. Anyone interested in applying to work for Langs can email email@example.com.
BOXES OF COLOUR You may notice a bit of extra colour popping up at many of our major Coast intersections. Council’s latest public art project will see 32 traffic signal boxes located right across the region given a creative coat of paint. The designs from local artists contribute to our growing Public Art Collection.
BRIDGE HELPS SAFETY A new dedicated cycle and pedestrian bridge across Eudlo Creek on David Low Way has been officially opened to provide a safe and easy route between Maroochydore and Bli Bli. Council selected an innovative design and construction solution to minimise disruption to the existing vegetation and local environment. The State Government contributed $2.24 million towards the project.
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TOWN’S STEP FORWARD A vibrant public space for community and visitors to gather to enjoy events, outdoor dining, public art, landscaping, shade trees and lighting in a safe, slow speed, walkable street environment. That what’s coming for Pacific Paradise as part of a streetscape upgrade scheduled to start in late June. The council project will deliver significant embellishments to Timari Street, Menzies Drive and the service road beside David Low Way to enliven this local town centre to benefit businesses and traders well into the future. Council developed a streetscape plan for the revitalisation of the Pacific Paradise Commercial Precinct in 2016, in consultation with the local business community. Tony Brown, of Maroochy North Shore Realty, said the project was an exciting step forward for Pacific Paradise and the North Shore area. “The creation of a genuine destination in our village heart is something that will benefit everyone,” Mr Brown says.
Visit the new Rainforest Discovery Centre at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve • Experience the heritage listed Glasshouse Mountains from the first floor viewing deck
• Play, experience and learn in the world-class education centre. The rainforest will come alive through augmented reality, interactive exhibits, touchscreens and more Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Mountain View Road, Maleny. Open daily 9am–4.30pm (except Good Friday and Christmas Day). To help us preserve this special place a gold coin donation is appreciated.
• Get involved – indulge your passion and volunteer at the reserve
• See the reserve from new heights on the all access elevated boardwalk
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1 Celebrate Men’s Health Week from June 12–18 by attending free nutrition and wellbeing talks, fitness sessions and more. The 2017 theme is Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance. Visit our website for bookings and more details.
Did you know there are more than 30 dog parks and off-leash areas across the Sunshine Coast? Visit council’s website to find your nearest location.
2 Catch the great sailing action of the 2017 Etchells Australasian Winter Championships off Mooloolaba until Sunday. Meet the crews and see the yachts up close at the Mooloolaba Yacht Club.
To celebrate Seniors Week, Queensland Ballet will present four exciting workshops at council’s Lake Kawana Community Centre on August 21. For more information and to book your place, call 5413 1400, or visit www.scvenuesandevents.com.au.
For a full event listing and full detail visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
A SONG FOR OUR 50TH Local singers, songwriters and bands are invited to develop a song that celebrates our Sunshine Coast and have the opportunity to perform it live at a special birthday concert at Sunshine Coast Stadium. The concert will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast and the selected finalists will have the chance to perform their original song
Receive free emergency alerts to your phone or tablet with our new CoastAlert notification service. Simply download and register in the SCC app.
Keep up to date with employment opportunities at council. We post vacancies on our website every Friday and you can subscribe for emailed job alerts.
celebrating life here on the Coast. Local artists can enter in either the open category or the youth category for under 18s. The not-to-be-missed free Our Sunshine Coast Concert will be held on August 6 from 2–4pm. For more info, visit www. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/fifty.
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If your dog is driving you barking mad, come along to this free seminar presented by experienced animal behaviourist Dr Cam Day. The ‘Park the Bark’ presentation will include: • A look at some barking dog cases • Which dogs bark the most • A key you can use to solve barking behaviour • Solutions to ‘When I am home’ barking • Solutions to ‘When I am away’ barking • Question time •
Wednesday, June 14
5.15pm for a 5.30pm start Approximately 2 hour duration, refreshments provided
Location: Lake Kawana Community Centre Bookings essential: Book via council’s website or phone 5475 7272
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OUR 50TH YEAR
‘HONEST FRANK’ WAS OUR MAN OF THE PEOPLE The Queensland Premier who enthusiastically embraced the idea of changing the name of the North Coast to the Sunshine Coast, Frank Nicklin was part of the fabric of the area and a favourite son of Palmwoods, writes Dot Whittington.
Nambour Ambulance Station was officially opened by Frank Nicklin in the early 1960s
ir George Francis Reuben Nicklin KCMG, MM, LL.D. is a name that is firmly stamped on the Sunshine Coast but for the residents who knew him, it was simply “Frank”. There were many aspects to the man – soldier, farmer, lobbyist, politician, sportsman and all-round good bloke. He never lost sight of his agricultural roots or his love for his community – Palmwoods and the Sunshine Coast. There were few events during the 1950s-1970s that didn’t have his name on them. When the Kenilworth councillor and aspiring Maroochy Shire chairman, his friend Eddie De Vere, mentioned the idea of re-naming the North Coast region the Sunshine Coast in early 1966, Nicklin responded: “I think you are on a winner.” He supported the concept from the beginning. Nicklin was born in Murwillumbah in 1895, and in 1910, moved with his family to Beerwah to help his father, a former newspaper proprietor, on his banana farm. He enrolled in the army at 21 and after serving with distinction on the Western front
– Lieutenant-Colonel Nicklin was awarded the Military Medal for bravery – returned to Queensland in 1919 and bought an eight hectare pineapple farm at Palmwoods under the soldier-settlement scheme. In 1921, he married Georgina Fleming from Beerwah (she died in 1960), but they did not have any children. During the 1920s and Depression years, Nicklin’s farm succeeded where many failed and his involvement in many state and local fruit growers’ associations, usually as an office bearer, led him to Country Party politics. One resident later recalled that during the 1920s and ’30s, Nicko, as his team mates knew him, “strode as purposefully and successfully” on to the cricket arenas, the tennis courts and into the lifesaving conference rooms as he did in later years through the Queensland Parliament. His regard for sport was completely dedicated and has left an indelible mark on the sporting records of the North Coast. “How Frank Nicklin found time for his numerous sporting commitments will never be fully understood but he threw himself with
gusto into the North Coast Lifesaving movement.” Nicklin was first elected to Murrumba in 1932 and remained there until 1950, when he became the Member for Landsborough. He was respected for his “honesty of purpose and character”. In 1941, he became party leader and despite losing five elections while Queensland opposition leader, became Queensland Premier in 1956, a job he held until sickness, likely stemming from being gassed in the trenches as a young man, forced his resignation at 72 in January 1968. Earning the nickname “Honest Frank” he had a knack for “saying ‘no’ in a very pleasant manner” and although he could crack the whip, was widely considered a personable leader who always had time to listen. Ultimately, he presided over the most tranquil decade in 20th century Queensland politics. Sir Thomas Hiley eulogised, “whatever was accomplished from 1957 to 1968 was largely due to his leadership and to the force of his example. He showed real wisdom and sound judgement” while the Landsborough MLA and later premier Mike Ahern said, “Sir Francis Nicklin was an extraordinary person and in the best sense of the term, he was a man of the people.” Frank Nicklin died at Sundale in Nambour on January 29, 1978, aged 83 years. Sundale had benefited greatly from his interest and generosity right from its beginning and Nicklin Lodge, where he spent his latter years, was named for him. This “distinguished citizen of Palmwoods” was honoured in 1979, with the opening of the Sir Francis Nicklin Memorial Clock which still presides over the town.
THIS MONTH IN HISTORY
Nicklin Way was a simple bitumen strip
The Nicklin Way was officially opened by the Queensland Premier, Frank Nicklin, on June 5, 1965. The project included the construction of two concrete bridges spanning the Mooloolah River and Currimundi Lake and a third bridge taking the traffic over Tucker’s Creek at Mooloolaba.
DID YOU KNOW? • David Williams planted bananas and later oranges, calling his orchard Orangerania. He is reported as being the first person to use barbed wire on Mapleton, walking beside his horse from Nambour with the coil of wire balanced on the saddle. • In February 1997, Transport and Main Roads Minister Vaughan Johnson announced a $5 million multi-level interchange would be built at the notorious Palmwoods, Keil Mountain Road crossroads with the Nambour Connection Road. The 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast will be celebrated on August 1, 2017. In the lead-up to the occasion, My Weekly Preview will each week take a look into our region’s past. If you have any historical photos or stories email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy 50th birthday to the Sunshine Coast. Great people, amazing places and endless opportunities. DAIMLER TRUCKS SUNSHINE COAST QAA54428
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TREAT YOUR EARS TO THE EAGLES SHOW
he Eagles are indisputably one of rock music’s greats. Their statistics speak for themselves – more than 150 million records sold worldwide, six Grammy Awards, six number one albums and five number one singles. The group’s first best-of collection, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, is among the best-selling albums of all time with over 42 million copies sold. The Best of the Eagles is a tribute concert production that delivers a captivating show from start to finish, recreating the synonymous country rock sound Eagles fans
have come to expect. The show is a feast of classic Eagles hits including Desperado, Take It Easy, New Kid in Town, Take It to the Limits, Heartache Tonight and the legendary Hotel California, as well as a mix of solo hits from members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey. Get set to be enthralled as the signature harmonies and musicianship of the Eagles is recreated to perfection. The Best of the Eagles is on at The Events Centre, Caloundra on June 16 at 8pm. Tickets are $60 from theeventscentre.com.au.
MICK THOMAS PLAYS THE BISON BAR Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer define a career as intriguing as it is enduring. This year sees Thomas release his new retrospective double CD These Are the Songs, a companion album for his new autobiography, These Are the Days, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now. The book is a series of stories behind the songs. How they got written, where and why they got written, and why they still get played, and it’s also about the people in the various line-ups of the various bands, the people in the studio, and in the audiences at the countless shows. Mick Thomas will be at the Bison Bar in Nambour on June 11 at 2pm. Tickets are $35 at the door.
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READER’S CORNER The Golden Child
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Author: Wendy James Publisher: HarperCollins RRP: $32.99 Reviewer: Di Olson “Can bad children happen to good mothers?” is the question asked on the cover of this novel by Australian Wendy James. As the mother of two daughters myself, it opened up many feelings and thoughts about how I would react and cope if I was confronted with deciding what was the truth behind so much bullying, lies and cruelty.
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Troy Lister is a Sunshine Coast father of two, who has recently undergone surgey with Dr Charlie Teo in Sydney for an aggressive brain cancer. The cancer was causing frequent seizures and debilitating headaches leaving Troy unable to drive or work. Troy’s wife Marie, is now a full-time carer for both Troy and their two young children.
The frontwoman from much-loved and multiARIA-winning folk duo The Audreys has released her debut solo album to great fanfare. Taasha Coates has gone a little more country and a whole lot more personal. Taasha Coates and her Melancholy Sweethearts will be at The Bison Bar in Nambour on June 9 at 6.30pm. Tickets are $25 at the door.
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The novel is about a normal family colliding with social media and cyberbulling that has intensified to the point of causing tragic consequences. When serious allegations arise, blogger Beth, the mother of two teenage daughters, is confronted with the question of whether her child is the bully or the bullied. This novel has tackled a subject so relevant in today’s society and demonstrates how important it is to be aware of what our children are being confronted with. While it explores a very serious topic, The Golden Child is a page-turner with a twist at the end I didn’t see coming.
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The Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival has announced Charles Anthony Hall as the model ambassador for this year’s event. Festival director and founder Jacinta Richmond says ‘Charlie’ first auditioned for the festival in 2015 and it was his first casting and first catwalk show. “He is the perfect spokesperson for our 10th anniversary and the first male we have ever selected for the role – a great way to celebrate year 10.” Hall says his unique high-fashion look will be “distinctive, yet relatable” to the festival’s market. “I will be proud to announce in later years that my career as a full-time international model in Europe and the USA commenced with my significant achievement of being named the SCFF’s 10th model ambassador in the place where I grew up in Australia,” he says. Originally from Mountain Creek, at 22 Hall signed with Factor 1 Models. He is now studying medical imaging in Brisbane. The model will walk for a range of labels at the event in October including Myer and German label Sunflair, and will be on hand to mentor models at the event’s catwalk castings in August. The Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival is on October 20 and 21 at The Events Centre, Caloundra. For more information, visit sunshinecoastfashionfestival.com.
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Marjorie Van Roy is a horticulturalist and the director of Manawee Garden Centre. She is passionate about providing advice to customers ranging from the home gardener to the developer. The aim is to gain pleasure and enjoyment from a garden or a complex. Having lived both in the southern states and in Queensland, Van Roy has extensive knowledge of both tropical and cool climate plants and their requirements. Van Roy has a personal interest and love of the French country style, using extensive hedging and pleached trees from magnolias to fruit trees. The pleasures gained from a well-maintained garden cannot be understated and become an asset to any home.
ell, winter is finally here and with it comes time to relax and enjoy our garden space. Most of our plants have slowed down in the growing stakes and most general pruning and feeding should be finished by now. However, there is still plenty to enjoy this season. Some plant types begin to flourish and now is the ideal time to seek them out. Camellia season has started with the sasanqua species starting to come to life. Flowers that have been forming for months have started to bloom. Sasanqua types are some of the most hardy to grow in this region. They are full sun to part-shade tolerant and will cope with a large range of soil types. Regardless of the type of camellia, soil preparation is the key. If you are planning to plant your camellias immediately, never use manures to improve your soil. Camellias need a well-draining soil, ideally free from clay. They thrive on acid, so if you are planting a few camellias, a soil test is always a smart move. Fertilise using a specific acid fertiliser for azalea, camellia and gardenia as this will
contain all the necessary nutrients and is pH balanced. They are an excellent pot specimen, so if your soil isn’t great, or you are looking to keep them a little smaller, then pots can be a great option. There are wonderful varieties in season now, from smaller growing forms such as Bonanza and Yuletide, to more traditional forms such as Setsugekka, Hiryu, Jennifer Susan, Rose Anne or Barbara Louise.
“Some plant types begin to flourish and now is the ideal time to seek them out”
tip There is still plenty of time to be planting your winter vegetables into the patch now. Current seasonal produce includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, silverbeet, brussel sprouts, kale, snowpea, sugarsnap pea and onions.
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THE GAME CHANGER Watch out BMW – this SUV offering from Mercedes-Benz is impressive, writes Peter Atkinson, AAP.
mitation, Oscar Wilde once said, is the sincerest form of flattery. So the people at BMW – having turned the SUV world on its ear with the eye-catching X6 coupe a few years ago – must have felt pretty good when arch-rival Mercedes-Benz
recently began copying the recipe. After all, the Benz tradition, forged over a century of excellence, has always been about leading, rather than following. So for the Stuttgart folk to admit that arch-rivals BMW had created a successful
new niche in the ever-growing SUV market must have taken a bit of swallowing. But be careful what you wish for. Because once Mercedes cottoned on to the idea, they didn’t just try to match BMW’s range of SUV coupes, they set about
beating the Bavarians at their own game. And with this car, I suspect they’ve done just that. Meet the GLC Coupe – Benz’s answer to the BMW’s mid-sized X4 and yet another niche player in the SUV segment. Based on Benz’s C-Class mid-sized sedan, the GLC has mimicked that car’s enviable combination of great looks, strong value and impressive road manners. Forget practicality, though, this car is all about image. These new coupe-style SUVs, it must be said, have fairly limited sales potential. They’re more expensive, and less practical, than the conventional wagonstyle SUVs upon which they’re based. But they bring a halo effect that attracts buyers into dealerships – even if they’ll generally opt for the more sensible option. The GLC coupe follows the Benz’s new SUV naming convention – all carry the GL prefix, coupled with the model letter of the equivalent Benz sedan. So their baby SUV is now the GLA, the C-Class-sized model is the GLC, the full-sized E-Class equivalent (formerly the ML) is now the GLE, and the big daddy, formerly the GL, is now the GLS. All in perfect alphabetical order – as you might expect from the Germans. We’re yet to test the GLE coupe, but the GLC is a treat. While its curvy rear end gives it continued over>
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MOTORING <from previous page a more compact, hunkered-down appearance than its wagon sibling, the coupe is actually longer, by eight centimetres, and its roofline is four centimetres lower. It offers tremendous road presence – muscular, beautifully proportioned and pretty from just about every angle. Inside, you could easily be sitting in a C-Class sedan (or coupe) – everything is identical right down to the instrument cluster, the contours of the dash and the alignment of the steering wheel. The view is substantially better, thanks to its elevated ride height. Unless you plan to look backwards, that is. That sexy, sloping rear hatch might do wonders for its aesthetics, but it’s made the GLC an absolute nightmare to reverse. Fortunately Benz has enlisted plenty of technology to help you. There’s the reversing camera, as you’d expect of any SUV these days, plus a very handy 360-degree view parking assistant. It gives visibility of every corner of this machine by cleverly blending images from several cameras dotted around the vehicle. That’s just part of a lengthy list of electronic driving and safety aides, including Dynamic Body Control, which levels the car’s suspension automatically when cornering. It’s a feature Benz claims is unique in this market segment.
Radar cruise control, collision mitigation, blind-spot assist and attention assist, plus nine airbags, form a comprehensive safety suite. Comfort features include electric rear tailgate with hands-free operation, heated electric seats, electric mirrors and windows and electric adjustment of the rear seats. Because of its sporty nature, the GLC Coupe enjoys a full AMG-style body kit in all models, which helps justify some of the $10,000 premium you’ll pay over similarly equipped GLC wagon models. It’s offered with the choice of four engines, including two turbo-diesels, the turbo-charged two-litre petrol GLC250 tested here, plus a high-performance GLC43 AMG model as the flagship. Prices range from $77,100 to $108,900, plus onroads.
The cockpit reflects the very modern design that has characterised recent Benz releases. Switchgear is sleek and intuitive with stylish, alloy-finished turbinestyle air vents and instrument cluster and a vivid, beautifully presented centre control screen. Dynamically we had no qualms about the GLC, either, despite it lugging around considerably more weight than its sedan equivalent. The two-litre turbocharged four-cylinder also found in the C250 sedan (155 kW) provided pleasing performance in the bigger SUV. Particularly when Sports mode is selected, it darts off the mark and has ample power for overtaking or speeding into gaps in the traffic. I’d be keen to test the equivalent GLC 250 turbo-diesel, with its 500Nm of torque, and the force-fed V6 GLC43 AMG, which rounds out the performance range. Despite its added ground clearance, the ride is pure Mercedes-Benz – well-resolved, firm without being harsh and very compliant when it comes to road imperfections. Noise and vibration is minimal. But what surprised was the nimble, assured way the big coupe
turned into corners, handled quick changes of direction and remained massively stable under braking or tight cornering. In that regard, it could easily be mistaken for a BMW. No doubt Mr Wilde would approve of that. After all, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. And then beat ’em.
MERCEDES-BENZ GLC250 COUPE HOW BIG? Based on the mid-sized C-Class sedan platform, the GLC offers comfort for four, although headroom in the rear is slightly compromised by the sloping rear hatch. There is plenty of cargo space, though.
HOW FAST? We drove it with the very adequate turbocharged four-cylinder, which offers smart acceleration. But those wanting more power could spend an additional $30 grand on the AMG version.
HOW THIRSTY? The turbo petrol sips 7.4L/100km, which is reasonable. The two turbo-diesels cut that figure to a frugal 5.8L/100km.
HOW MUCH? It’s about $10 grand more expensive than a conventional GLC, despite having less space and one fewer seat. Prices start at $77,100 for the smaller diesel, while AMG buyers won’t get much change out of $120K.
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Executive Family Home In A Prime Mooloolaba Street Location is key, this home is set in one of the most sought after courts in Mooloolaba, with only 6 houses in the street it’s a quiet and safe family environment enjoying a privacy and tranquillity that is so rare. This large family home offers a ﬂoor plan that’s perfect for the biggest of families with plenty of room to spread out and relax boasting 4 spacious bedrooms and 5th bedroom/study, including two living area’s the main with very large open plan living dinning and kitchen which ﬂows effortlessly to the inground swimming pool and entertaining area.
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INDUSTRY WRAP With the Sunshine Coast population soaring, we look at what’s happening with some of the major Sunshine Coast residential developments. AURA SECURES SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
LAND RELEASED TO MEET DEMAND
NEW COOLUM LUXURY HOMES
Stockland’s masterplanned city of Aura on the Sunshine Coast has taken out the Project Innovation award at the 2017 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards for its unique approach to community consultation and world-leading sustainability initiatives. Aura’s Engagement Excellence Program was conceived by Stockland during the initial planning stages of Aura. Stockland Sunshine Coast regional manager Ben Simpson says it will take more than 30 years to develop the Priority Development Area and the community will be there in perpetuity, so the actions undertaken and implemented today will “echo for generations”. “By working together with our community stakeholders, we have achieved a broad range of outcomes that are setting new standards within the Australian development industry and there is more to come,” he says. “The stewardship group has resulted in improvements to the Aura masterplan, research partnerships with universities, community-led rehabilitation initiatives – the list goes on.” Stockland will create more than 20,000 new homes at the $5-billion city as well as a city centre and retail hub.
Palmview’s largest masterplanned community, Harmony, has fast-tracked the release of its latest land lots to meet demand for affordable land in the sought-after area. With median land prices in the Sunshine Coast rising by almost five per cent from 2015 to 2016, the appetite for affordable land options in the region continues to grow. AVID Property Group Queensland general manager Bruce Harper says an additional 91 land lots have been released at Harmony. “Residential property demand is surging in the region and as prices continue to rise, buyers are increasingly looking for affordable land options,” Harper says. With the population of the Sunshine Coast projected to grow to almost 453,000 by 2036 (from around 294,000 in 2016), Harmony is set to deliver more than 4800 homes for 12,000 future residents. Harmony has achieved a significant number of milestones since its official launch last year, including becoming the first ‘6 Leaf’ EnviroDevelopment masterplanned community to be certified in South-East Queensland by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).
The much anticipated first home in the Affinity Collection at The Coolum Residences Beachside Estate is now open for inspection. Built by Sekisui House, one of the world’s largest residential development companies, the Affinity home is a showcase of modern contemporary beachside design that incorporates the latest building technology along with an eight-star energy rating. Sekisui House senior development manager Evan Aldridge says the single-storey, four-bedroom home has been architecturally designed in collaboration between Sekisui House lead designer Mitsuharu Yachi and local company Mode Design. Place Projects director Syd Walker says homes in the $1 million plus range on the Sunshine Coast were attracting strong interest. “On a national level, the Coast is still relatively affordable, especially to buyers from Sydney and Melbourne who are seeing the area as excellent value,” he says.
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UNIQUE, PRIVATE LAND WITH VERY PRISTINE ASPECTS A very special part of the Eudlo Valley is now up for sale with the first open homes this weekend. A cattle farm as of recent, partly hand cleared by the current owner to establish a simple but still a blank canvas for the next owner to complete. • 30.5 Hectares - 75 Acres extremely private • Shed, stables plus 2 bay carport-tractor storage • 900 Meter Entrance driveway • 3 Phase power • Flat open paddocks, 30 plus acres • Mesmerizing volcanic bedrock swimming waterholes • Excellent water bore 3000 litres an hour • 4 km from Eudlo, train, shop, school • Under ground irrigation • 25 Minutes to Beach • Original cottage • Orchard, mango, lychee, lemon, avocado, guava, and more fruit trees. 4 BED | 2 BATH | 4 CAR Address: 54 Gerrard Road Eudlo Inspect: Saturday and Sunday 11.00 - 11.45am Price: $970,000.00
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Stunning 4 bedroom home at 56 Mackenzie Drive.
Space, light and lots of lifestyle at 46 Serenity Circuit.
• A superbly designed home on a corner urban allotment that adds natural light and airiness throughout both ﬂoors of the home. The ﬁnish is a real credit to its builders.
• Every aspect of this design layout works to capture the beauty of its stunning, lakeside location.
• Central, well appointed kitchen featuring timber styling, walk in pantry and courtyard outlook.
• A very private, larger master bedroom includes a spacious ensuite, walk in robe and its own balcony that too overlooks the lake and beyond.
• Downstairs open plan living area encompasses lounge and dining areas. • Beautifully ﬁnished bathrooms feature ﬂoor to ceiling tiles adding a stylish touch.
• A second lounge upstairs adds privacy between master bedroom and three other, carpeted bedrooms, all of which feature built-ins. A second large bathroom caters for the whole family.
• Blinds and fans installed throughout with ducted AC to ensure year round comfort. • Great master suite with 3 more bedrooms all with robes.
• A light and airy interior is complimented by split system air-conditioning and fans throughout to provide year round living comfort for you and your family.
• Internal laundry with separate drying court.
• A well appointed kitchen features plenty of work space across stone benches with quality appliances like the 900mm stove. Plus large outdoor dining and entertaining area.
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Stylish inner city waterfront home at 11 Meridien Drive.
A grand design over three ﬂoors at 12 Serenity Circuit.
• Stylish architectural features give this home strong street appeal. Inside the large open living area extends out onto a northerly facing alfresco space with panoramic views across the lake.
• Perfect for the family with older children, the ground ﬂoor contains 2 bedrooms plus a massive breakout area, with direct access to the outdoor kitchen, entertaining deck and pool.
• A private and spacious master bedroom includes a large ensuite, separate walk in robe and balcony overlooking the water.
• On level two, not only does the kitchen provide professional quality appliances it too offers its chef of the day and your guests spectacular views out across the lake. A delightful space.
• A well appointed kitchen offers plenty of work space, stone bench tops and quality appliances. • A second media room upstairs separates the master suite from the other three carpeted bedrooms, all of which feature built-ins.
• The third level, the parents retreat is a design master stroke. This is not just a large master suite, it’s palatial. The ensuite boasts an indoor garden within dual shower room and two person bath. And as you would expect there is also a separate and cavernous walk in dressing room.
• Split system air-conditioning provides you and the family with year round living comfort.
• You have to see this home to appreciate it’s space, style and luxury lifestyle appointments.
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UPCOMING AUCTIONS Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days: 82 UPPER RAMBERT ROAD, EUDLO Auction on site Friday June 9 @ 2pm Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257 11 TILLER STREET, WURTULLA Auction on site Saturday June 10 @ 2pm Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Steve Turner 0412 679 488
AUCTION RESULTS The easiest way to check out the latest auction results. Email email@example.com 23/268 ALEXANDRA PARADE, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER $362,000 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Define Property 5478 2477 Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 1001/8 DUPORTH AVENUE, MAROOCHYDORE SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $4,450,000 / 4 bed, 5+ bath, 4 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526
82 Upper Rambert Road, Eudlo 18 CLEARVIEW PLACE, ROSEMOUNT Passed in, listed at buyers in the $900,000s 6 bed, 4 bath, 2 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Craig Porter 0411 554 880
A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 10 BARLEYCORN AVENUE, BUDERIM $1,100,000 / 5 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Elders Real Estate Palmwoods, Bev McMullin 151 SHURVELL ROAD, HUNCHY $600,000 / 2 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Elders Real Estate Palmwoods, Bev McMullin
Battery Hill 7 Coryule Street • • • • •
35 PAGET STREET, MOOLOOLAH VALLEY $315,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra, Darren Ide
57 WINSTON ROAD, PALMWOODS
14/68 CARTER RD, NAMBOUR $285,000 / 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Andy Sharma
12 HOLYN CLOSE, WOOMBYE
2-4 ALAND PLACE, PALMWOODS $530,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car Elders Real Estate Palmwoods, Jim O’Connell 8-26 ANNONA COURT, PALMWOODS $750,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Elders Real Estate Palmwoods, Mike Burns, Meng Meng, Neil McKinley
$360,000 / 8.8 acres of Land Elders Real Estate Palmwoods, Bev McMullin
$455,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Elders Real Estate Palmwoods, Bev McMullin 29 CORDWELL ROAD, YANDINA $440,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 4 car Elders Real Estate Palmwoods / Mike Burns, Meng Meng, Neil McKinley *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies
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Absolute luxury living in Merticon ex-display home, this stunning single level home has generous living and entertaining area.
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â€˘ Outdoor living area with stainless steel BBQ and benches
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â€˘ 4 large bedrooms with main ensuite
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This large home positioned on a 763m2 block with 3 spacious separate living areas provides fantastic value. â€˘ Big kitchen with stone benches and 1st class fittings and fixtures â€˘ Spacious master bedroom includes ensuites with dual vanities, spa and separate toilet â€˘ All bedrooms are close to king size, one with 2 way access â€˘ Northerly facing covered outdoor entertaining
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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 10th June 1.30-2pm Auction Saturday 10th June at 2pm, on site Steve Turner 0412 679 488 www.platinumproperties.com.au/3193614
Beachside in Bokarina 17 Dahlia Street, BOKARINA Fully renovated internally, this 3 bedroom home with study located close to the Bokarina beach courts, the new Bokarina Oceanside precinct, the University Hospital and just a short walk to kilometres of pristine beaches must be considered position perfect. • Caesar stone bench tops to kitchen and both bathrooms • Plenty of bench space and storage in a high-quality kitchen with island bench • Open plan design with triple stacker door access to the outdoor entertaining • Spacious and ensuited master bedroom with air con
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• 3 bedrooms plus a study with direct external access • Very large undercover outdoor entertaining area with a north easterly aspect • Inground salt water chlorinated pool with external shower • Fully fenced with side access • Concrete tile roof has been re-pointed and painted
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NOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS NOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX.* MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX.* ROSEMOUNT, 197 Upper Rosemount Road
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
Auction: On Site, Saturday June 24th at 1.00pm Inspect: Saturday 1.00 - 1.45pm Darren Rix 0416 188 259 For more details visit remaxcoastandcountry.com.au
Coast and Country
PELICAN WATERS, 3 Archer Court
All The Bells And Whistles Fitted with every creature comfort you can imagine. Can’t be replaced for the $$$ - offers prior welcome. • 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
Auction: On Site, Saturday June 24th at 4pm Inspect: Saturday 11.00 - 11.45am Darren Rix 0416 188 259 remaxcoastandcountry.com.au RE/MAX Coast and Country
FOREST GLEN, 6 Avocet Street
The Entertainer Do you like to entertain? Centrally located at Forest Glen, just 5 minutes to Buderim. • Ducted air conditioning with six zones • 3 large living areas including media room • Beautiful spacious open plan kitchen • Fast NBN fibre to the premises • High ceilings and very spacious • Quality home, sellers want quick sale
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Price: Offers over $629,000 Inspect: Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am Gary Hoffmann 0402 737 532 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 18104425 RE/MAX Property Sales
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Eudlo, 82 Upper Rambert Road
Bali Inspired Paradise A unique family home set on 1 acre 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 This Friday 9th June at 2:00pm on site View Thursday 8th June 4.30pm - 5.30pm Friday 9th June 1.30pm - 2.00pm buderim.harcourts.com.au/QB2729
Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257
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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 constructed 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.
• Expansive river frontage • Private 21m pontoon • 2 + separate living zones • Secure carparking for 7 • Sparkling inground pool • Private boat ramp • Workshop and storage • Walk to restaurants, shops and beaches
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5 Bed | 4 Bath | 7 Car
Price: Expressions of Interest Closing July 6th at 5pm Inspect: Saturday 11.45am-12.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526
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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 12-12.45pm, Wednesday 5-5.45pm Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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MUST BE SOLD – 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.
6 Bed | 4 Bath | 2 Car • Vaulted ceilings • Recycled composite decking • 6 star+ energy rating, ergonomic vege garden • Automated irrigation Price: Buyer’s in the $900,000’s • Natural swimming pool • 7,382m2 of land Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am • 10 minutes to CBD Craig Porter 0411 554 880
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WURTULLA ENTERTAINER From page 41
ocated in a quiet cul-de-sac in a central location, this property is close to patrolled beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment while also being beside the world-class health and learning precincts. Surrounded by bike paths and walkways, the new owners will enjoy the surrounds of Lake Kawana. At home you can entertain or relax by the resort-style pool. The property has recently had a makeover including fresh paint, carpet and landscaping. Rates are around $922 for half a year. Rental appraisal is estimated at around $700 per week.
11 TILLER STREET, WURTULLA 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday June 10 @ 2pm Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Steve Turner 0412 679 488
LUXURIOUS EASY LIVING - DIRECT DEEPWATER OCEAN ACCESS 23A Culbara Street, Mooloolaba
Perfectly positioned with a north facing aspect and unrestricted deep water ocean access. Offering an unbeatable lifestyle in one of Mooloolabaâ€™s most sought after locations. Captivating and luxurious, this architectually designed townhouse combines a sophisticated ambience with low maintenance living. A must to inspect.
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2+ Car Auction: On Site, Sunday July 2nd, 2.30pm Inspect: Saturday 9.45am-10.15am Karen Jones 0405 122 526
UNIQUE DUAL LIVING IN BUDERIM 27 Mons School Road, Buderim
It is rare to find such a unique dual residence. Essentially two separate homes in one providing a high-performance investment or shared home opportunity. Both levels have 3 bedrooms and fantastic entertaining kitchen and dining zones. Each living area opens out onto covered courtyards with the upper level capturing stunning hinterland views.
6 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car Price: Offers over $700,000 Inspect: Saturday 1.15-1.45pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388
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2/18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE
OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS & BEST BUYS WOOMBYE: 26 McCarthy Street Sat 12-12.40 Elevated with views, quiet yet walk to Woombye shops. 3brm home, 2baths, 1 car, walk to 1042m2 block, plenty of yard space for children, gardens and more. Air, auto gates, s/steel appliances + more. Buyer Interest from $420,000
OCEAN VIEWS AT ALEX Showcasing superb elevation and picturesque ocean views, this property is situated towards the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with a north-east aspect. The home provides easy access to all amenities and is just a short stroll to Alex beach. With living over two levels, the top floor features two large bedrooms and the master with a large walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The main living area is spacious and combines a generous kitchen with living and dining areas, all opening to an outdoor balcony showcasing panoramic ocean views. Downstairs provides versatile space with a choice of two bedrooms, a large rumpus room and multi-purpose room complete with built-in wet bar.
12 OCEAN CREST PLACE, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday June 24 @ 11am Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
WOOMBYE: 32 Countryview Street Sat 12-12.40 Large, impressive Queenslander. 2,554m2 block, panoramic views, elevated position, sought after Countryview Estate. 6 beds, 3 bath, 2 x internal living areas plus front and back decks to enjoy. 5 of the bedrooms are upstairs plus an additional good size open office area. The 6th bedroom is d/stairs – ideal teenagers retreat , guests or extended family. Open plan living and dining areas, 9’ ceilings, chef’s kitchen and many more extra quality features. Buyer Interest from $695,000 WOOMBYE: 370 Nambour Connec. Rd Sat 1 -1.40 Price Reduced! Character home on 2 levels. 3brms, 2bath, 1car. Living area, kitchen and large outdoor deck overlooking rural view. D/stairs ideal teenagers retreat Living area down opens to a covered ent. area. Don’t miss out! $349,000
WEST WOOMBYE: 9 Hamilton Road Sat 1-1.40 Private, Prestige 11 acre, Dual Living Retreat… Magnificent two storey brick home with downstairs Granny flat or teenager’s retreat. Open plan, light filled luxury living. Chef’s kitchen, large deck, resort style master suite with double shower and twin sink vanity, and walk in robe. All set on 11 useable acres with 2 dams, a creek and 2 sheds. Just 5 minutes from the Woombye Village. Suitable for horses, or a hobby farm – Freedom plus! NAMBOUR: 10-12 Mill Lane Sat 11-11.40 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. Make an offer. From $349,000 WEST WOOMBYE: Private acreage lifestyle. Low set family home with 3brms + office, 1 bath, 1 car. 3 bay shed with 3 phase power + 3 storage sheds. Situated on 1.19ha. with forest backdrop. Verandah, fireplace, air + more. Buyer Interest from $660,000 Ready to make your move? FREE APPRAISAL 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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6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 The Link. 8.00 Building Australia: The Queenslander. (PG) 8.30 Unforgotten. (M) A skeleton is found in the cellar of a building. 9.20 Silent Witness. (MA15+) 10.20 Lateline.
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 MOVIE Identity Thief. (2013) (M) Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau. A man learns his identity has been stolen. 10.50 To Be Advised.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 14. Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 10.10 MOVIE Hard Target. (1993) (MA15+) Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler.
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Guests include Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 MOVIE Two Little Boys. (2012) (MA15+)
6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Todmorden To York. (PG) 8.35 MOVIE Chicago. (2002) (M) Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere. Two dancers wind up on death row. 10.40 SBS News.
6pm Compass. 6.30 Gardening Australia. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Father Brown. (PG) 8.15 Delicious. (M) Part 3 of 4. 9.05 New Tricks. (M) A teen is linked to an old murder. 10.05 Janet King. (M)
6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Cars 2. (2011) (PG) Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine. 9.10 MOVIE The Mummy Returns. (2001) (M) Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah. A couple battle a resurrected mummy. 11.45 To Be Advised.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 True Story With Hamish & Andy: Rachel. (PG) 7.30 Here Come The Habibs! (PG) 8.15 MOVIE Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen. (2009) (PG) Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel. 11.15 Britain’s Got Talent. (PG)
6pm Gold Coast Cops. (PG) 6.30 All-Star Family Feud. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Planet Earth: Ice Worlds. (PG) Presented by Sir David Attenborough. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) A friend of Rollins’ seeks her out for help. 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 48 Hours. (M)
6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Digging For Britain’s Secrets: The Romans. (PG) 8.30 RocKwiz Salutes. (M) RocKwiz pays homage to New Zealand. 9.30 The Island With Bear Grylls. The old and young groups join forces. 10.30 MOVIE Arbitrage. (2012) (M)
6.30pm Little Lunch. 7.00 News. 7.40 Doctor Who. 8.30 MOVIE A Royal Night Out. (2015) (M) Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Jack Reynor. Princess Elizabeth joins the VE Day celebrations. 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) A 27-year-old woman goes missing. 10.30 To Be Advised.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 The Voice. (PG) 9.00 60 Minutes. Current affairs program. 10.00 Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks To People. (PG) The story of Koko the gorilla. 11.10 Soundbreaking: The Recording Artist. (M)
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG) Contestants create a dish. 9.10 Bull. (M) Bull faces off against a romantic rival. 10.10 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) Hackers are exposing corrupt prominent people.
6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Rome’s Invisible City. Explores the hidden side to Rome. 8.30 Trump’s White House: Bannon’s War. A look at Stephen Bannon. 9.35 Inside The Desert City. A look at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
6.10pm Grand Designs New Zealand. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story. 8.30 Four Corners. Hosted by Sarah Ferguson. 9.20 Media Watch. (PG) 9.35 Q&A.
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) 8.40 Wanted. (M) Lola and Chelsea head into the unknown. 9.40 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. (M) Presented by Gordon Ramsay.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 True Story With Hamish & Andy. (PG) 8.00 Here Come The Habibs! (PG) 8.45 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.45 World’s Best Commercials. (PG) 10.45 Botched. (M) 11.45 Law & Order. (M)
6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Aust. 8.45 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 9.45 Prison Break: Resurrection. (MA15+) 10.45 Elementary. (M) 11.30 WIN News.
6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Dr Christian Will See You Now. (PG) 8.30 24 Hours In Emergency: Dangerous Pursuits. A 10-year-old has an accident playing soccer. 10.25 SBS World News Late Edition.
7pm News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Ask The Doctor. (PG) 8.30 David Stratton’s Stories Of Australian Cinema: Outsiders. (M) Part 2 of 3. 9.30 Foreign Correspondent. 10.00 Meet The Mavericks. (M)
6.30pm News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules: Top 10 Reveals. (PG) 8.30 First Dates Australia. (PG) A fashionista tries to ﬁnd love in person. 9.40 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. (MA15+)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 20 To One. (PG) Hosted by Erin Molan and Dave Thornton. 8.30 Love Child. Joan’s ex-ﬁancé arrives from London. 9.30 Operation Thailand. 10.30 Embarrassing Bodies. (M) 11.30 The Mysteries Of Laura. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. Previously eliminated contestants return. 8.40 NCIS. A US Marine is murdered. 9.40 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) Sam’s wife, Michelle, is kidnapped. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.
6pm Chefs’ Line. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 8.30 Insight. Presented by Jenny Brockie. 9.30 Dateline. 10.00 SBS News.
7pm News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Anh’s Brush With Fame. (PG) 8.30 The Weekly With Charlie Pickering. (M) A satirical news program. 9.00 Ronny Chieng: International Student. (M) 9.30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg.
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) JJ tells her husband about an abduction.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent. (PG) 9.00 The Last Resort. (M) A group counselling session rattles one of the participants. The ladies are tasked with arranging the “perfect” date. 10.30 Chicago Med. (M) 11.30 The AFL Footy Show. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. The contestants tackle a pop-up restaurant. 8.40 This Is Us. Jack realises his marriage is in trouble. 9.40 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 11.30 WIN News.
6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Extreme Railway Journeys: Ice Train To Nowhere. (PG) Part 1 of 4. 8.35 Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World. (PG) Part 2 of 3. 9.30 Fargo. Nikki struggles to survive. 10.30 The Young Pope. (M)
6.10pm Grand Designs New Zealand. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 The Checkout. (PG) 8.30 Janet King. (M) Janet uncovers some crucial information. 9.30 Joanna Lumley’s Nile. 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. (PG) NASA reschedules Howard’s mission.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 RBT. (PG) Follows the activities of police units. 8.30 The NRL Footy Show. (M) A look at the latest NRL news. 10.30 World’s Funniest Videos Top 10 Countdown. (PG) 11.30 Kevin Can Wait. (PG)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. Six cooks face elimination. 8.40 Law & Order: SVU. (M) A journalist proﬁles the team. 10.40 Blue Bloods. (M)
7.30pm Great British Railway Journeys. (PG) 8.05 Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: Melbourne. 8.35 The Family Law. (PG) Jenny and Danny Law get a divorce. 9.35 MOVIE Moonrise Kingdom. (2012)
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7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Catﬁsh: The TV Show. 9.05 Ladyboys: The Band. 9.50 Airbnb: Dream Or Nightmare? 10.35 Little Britain. 11.05 Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
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 12. Adelaide v St Kilda. From Adelaide Oval. 11.00 Klondike Gold Fever. (M)
7.30pm Soccer. International Friendly. Brazil v Argentina. From the MCG. 10.00 MOVIE 3 Days To Kill. (2014) (M) Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Monarch Of The Glen. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Legends Of The Fall. (1994) (M) Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn. 11.25 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. 8.00 New Girl. 8.30 MOVIE View From The Top. (2003) (PG) 10.15 Dating Naked. (R)
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 Iron Lady. (2011) (M) 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.30 No Reservations.
7.30pm MOVIE Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time. (2010) (PG) Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley. 9.50 MOVIE Hulk. (2003) (M) Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte.
7pm MOVIE What A Girl Wants. (2003) (G) Amanda Bynes. 9.10 MOVIE The DUFF. (2015) (M) Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell. 11.15 2 Broke Girls. (M)
7pm Netball. Super Netball. Preliminary Final. Melbourne Vixens v Giants. 9.00 MOVIE Side Effects. (2013) (M) 11.10 MOVIE The Out-Of-Towners. (1999) (M)
6.30pm Attenborough’s The Life Of Mammals. 7.30 Moments Of Impact. (PG) 8.30 Attenborough’s Ark. 9.30 48 Hours. (M) 11.30 Megafactories.
6pm Frasier. 6.30 Raymond. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Last Man Standing. 8.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? 9.30 Fresh Off The Boat. 10.00 The Great Indoors.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.30 Whovians. 9.00 John Conway Tonight. 9.50 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. 10.40 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 Homes Under The Hammer.
6pm Seinfeld. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE After Earth. (2013) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End. (2007) (M) Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley. 12am Ink Master. (M)
7.30pm True Story With Hamish & Andy. (PG) 8.00 Here Come The Habibs! (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Batman Begins. (2005) (M) Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson. 11.30 Bad Robots. (M)
6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 To The Manor Born. (PG) 8.10 New Tricks. (M) 9.20 MOVIE Ransom. (1996) (MA15+) Mel Gibson, Gary Sinise, Rene Russo. 11.50 The Closer. (M)
6pm M*A*S*H. 7.00 Scorpion. 8.00 David Attenborough’s The Himalayas. (PG) 9.00 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Race 7. Catalunya Grand Prix.
6.30pm MOVIE Home. (2015) (PG) 8.20 Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures. 8.50 The Graham Norton Show. 9.50 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia. 10.20 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. 10.10 Little Britain.
6pm SCU. (PG) 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Jonathan Creek. (M) 8.30 Inspector George Gently. (M) 10.30 Cities Of The Underworld. (PG) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.
6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 World’s Most Amazing Videos. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Rambo III. (1988) (M) 10.30 MOVIE Rambo. (2008) (MA15+) 12.15am Talking Footy.
6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Science Of Stupid. (M) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. (1981) (MA15+) 11.30 Street Outlaws.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Planet Earth II. (PG) 8.40 DCI Banks. (MA15+) 9.40 MOVIE The Specialist. (1994) (MA15+) Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods.
6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (M) 8.30 Undercover Boss. (PG) 9.30 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 7. Canadian Grand Prix. 10.30 The Last Man On Earth. (M) 11.30 Get Smart.
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. 9.50 Banged Up Abroad. 10.40 Archer. 11.05 Little Britain.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 Judge John Deed. (M) 10.30 Mighty Planes. (PG) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.
6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Outback Truckers. (PG) 9.30 Outback Pilots. (PG) 10.30 MegaTruckers. 11.00 Ice Road Truckers.
6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Soccer. International Friendly. Australia v Brazil. 10.00 MOVIE Meet The Spartans. (2008) (M) 11.40 South Beach Tow.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 New Tricks. (PG) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.50 Cold Case. (M) 11.50 The Bletchley Circle. (M)
6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 48 Hours. 8.30 MOVIE The Client. (1994) (M) Susan Sarandon, Brad Renfro, Tommy Lee Jones. 11.00 Breakout Kings. (M)
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 MOVIE Aeon Flux. (2005) (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 Trillion Dollar Island. 10.10 Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. (M) 9.30 Families Of Crime. (M) 10.45 I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (M) 11.45 Bargain Hunt.
6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Baggage Battles. (PG) 9.00 Aussie Pickers. (PG) 10.00 American Pickers. (PG) 11.00 Barter Kings. 12am Pawn Stars.
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 Jaws 2. (1978) (M) Roy Scheider. 11.00 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 Call The Midwife. (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 Undercover Boss. (PG) 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.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Keeping Up Appearances. (PG) 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.
6pm Beverly Hills Pawn. (PG) 6.30 American Pickers. (PG) 7.30 AFL Pre-Game Show. 8.00 Football. AFL. Round 13. West Coast v Geelong. 11.15 The Front Bar. 12.15am Ink Master.
6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Mission: Impossible III. (2006) (M) 11.00 Dog And Beth: On The Hunt.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Weird Wonders Of The World. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Firefox. (1982) (PG) 11.25 Blackadder Goes Forth.
6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Territory Cops. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning. (2012) (MA15+) 11.15 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. 9.00 Sex And The City. 9.30 Sex And The City. 10.05 Sex And The City.
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Are you having trouble waking up for an early surf? I have found the answer. Tickle socks. Yep. You can be woken up by a tickle on your feet. It’s no laughing matter. OK, I’ve been watching Mr Slater give a master class in Fiji – not too shabby for a 45-year-old. Also, did anyone see the footage of Bethany Hamilton? My God she was killing it. Remember she only has one arm. When you watch these two you have to ask yourself, ‘what is your excuse?’ OK, this weekend should be little cold with a few waves around. Be careful when naturally warming your wetsuits as these new wetsuits seem to have very good seals. Righto – tickle socks and wetsuits. Enjoy.
FISHING REPORT with Wayne Nilsson from Maroochydore Fishing World
After 24 years of owning Maroochydore Fishing World, we have sold our building and are closing down Fishing World to retire at the end of June. We would like to thank all of our customers and readers of this article for the years of fishing stories and friendships shared over this time. ESTUARY: Bream moving in over the Maroochy bar on the bigger night tides this week with prawns and fowl gut best. Flathead and whiting on the drift from Goat Island to Twin Waters. Luderick and trevally the surprise package under the Motorway bridge. SURF: Chopper tailor at Alexandra Headland and down to Pincushion with chrome slugs the best after sunrise, with whitebait or baby blue pillies for better quality at dusk. Bream and tarwhine along Mudjimba Beach and up to the mouth of the Maroochy. OFFSHORE: When conditions allow, mixed reef fish from the Inner Gneerings to the Blinker with squid and cut baits best. Try early morning or late afternoon. Snapper, pearlies and kingies at the Barwon Banks just as the full moon rises. FRESHWATER: Somerset Dam is firing for bass and golden perch with shrimps the go. The sticks north of Kirkleigh and up to the power line the places to work. Saratoga climbing all over flies, lures and floated baits up at Borumba Dam. Just look for the rises. A few winter bass up in the Noosa River with plastics and spinner baits worth a cast at almost any log or drop off.
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ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20)
TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21)
GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21)
Many rambunctious rams will feel rather edgy this week, as Mercury and Jupiter jump-start your restless gene. So it’s a wonderful week to ditch your usual routine and go travelling for fun or work (especially interstate).
This week Mercury and Jupiter boost your business brain, as you feel more positive about your financial and professional future. But resist the urge to be precious about possessions or possessive of loved ones.
It’s the perfect week to shake off the mental cobwebs as Mercury and Jupiter stimulate your curiosity. Time to read, write and investigate. You’ll enjoy finding ways to connect with those around you whether at home, at work or your local community.
ACROSS 1 5 8 9 10 12 14 15 17 18 21 22 24 25
A blend (7) Precious stone (5) Insufﬁciently thought out (4-5) Globe (3) Basic cause (4) Order to appear in court (8) Feeling fear (6) Boring (6) Carnivorous animal (8) Hard of hearing (4) Peculiar (3) Narrow escape (5,4) In the present age (5) Terrestrial (7)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 11 13 14 16 19 20 23
D S P N G T I U I Rules: Form as many words as possible. Each word must contain the centre letter. Plurals made by adding “s” are not counted. GOOD 20 BETTER 24 BEST 27
Detest (5) Feel unwell (3) To pass (2,2) Fabricate (4,2) Riding breeches (8) In large quantities (9) Collection of books (7) Without deﬁned limits (4-5) Kingdom (8) Highest (7) Prairie wolf (6) Stupidity (5) Damage from usage (4) Residue of burning (3)
JUNIOR X-WORD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 23)
LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23)
VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23)
Caring crabs are natural nesters. And home is definitely where the heart is this week, as Jupiter lights up your domestic zone. So it’s time to cook a special meal and relax. Or finish some of those DIY projects you started many moons ago!
Tuesday is a terrific day to sign a contract, start a course of study or make a splash on social media. Friendships are placed under the forensic microscope on Thursday though, when Saturn highlights problems in existing relationships.
Is your professional life progressing well? Are you overdue to apply for a promotion? Is it time to change vocation? Avoid resting on your laurels. With Mercury and Jupiter energising your career zone, you need to initiate positive changes.
LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23)
SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22)
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21)
This week’s positive planetary aspects bring out your studious and sociable side. So it’s the perfect time to pick up new information from a variety of people and places. Party like a pro at a public event or entertain more privately at home.
Love and peace planet Venus is in your relationship zone, so you’re in the mood for companionship and cooperation. Independent projects are out; and cosy collaboration is in. And for some lucky singles, romance is in the air!
With Mercury and Jupiter both stimulating your sign, your playfulness and sense of humour are highlighted. So you’re keen to amuse others, as you play the role of the raconteur. But there can be a very fine line between being funny and being offensive.
CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20)
AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19)
PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)
Your high standards can be hard for others to live up to, especially this week. Perhaps 90 per cent effort (and a happy home) is better than 100 per cent effort and ragged faces all round? Jupiter encourages you to be a leader who is generous and wise.
It’s time to plan your next holiday as Mercury and Jupiter activate your adventure zone. There’s nothing like travel to broaden your mental horizons. But are there reasons why you can’t go away? (No money, too busy….) Stop making excuses!
This week, aim to get the balance right between your professional persona and your more private side. Some quiet time for rest and relaxation is just as important as networking widely and burning the midnight oil.
Solve all the clues and reveal the eight-letter word spelled down the middle of the grid.
The craft of witches and wizards Instrument with black and white keys Describes shiprelated things People who are quite rude A green herb, commonly used to ﬂavour meat When nobody is with you, you are... Juliet’s boyfriend Cooking tool used on the BBQ
LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION
SCATTERWORD: DISPUTING, tidings, dusting, spiting, pidgin, siding, tiding, duping, dingus, siting, digit, sting, suing, using, stung, ding, digs(accommodation), dung, ping, sign, sing, snig, ting, gist, snug, sung, gust, guts(courage).
JUNIOR X-WORD: Magic, Piano, Naval, Snobs, Thyme, Alone, Romeo, Tongs (MONSTERS)
CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Amalgam 5 Jewel 8 Half-baked 9 Orb 10 Root 12 Subpoena 14 Tremor 15 Dreary 17 Predator 18 Deaf 21 Odd 22 Close call 24 Today 25 Earthly DOWN: 1 Abhor 2 Ail 3 Go by 4 Make up 5 Jodhpurs 6 Wholesale 7 Library 11 Open-ended 13 Monarchy 14 Topmost 16 Coyote 19 Folly 20 Wear 23 Ash
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THE LAST WORD
THE FRIGHTFUL FIVE: FRIENDS OR FOES? Richard O’Leary says private investment in science rivals government investment – which is a scary prospect.
thought you guys would like this one. There was a story in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago about tech companies replacing governments, as the builders of the future. The story by Farhad Manjoo says Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft will spend about $81 billion on scientific research this year. To put that in perspective, in 2015 the US Government spent $90 billion in non-defence related scientific research. So the Frightful Five, as Manjoo has called them, go nearly dollar for dollar with the US Government. Which at first glance looks fine. It seems only fair considering how much money they make from us. In fact, you could say it’s downright altruistic and deserves to be praised. But as one of my mentors once told
me, be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it. Or was that a Disney movie? Anyway, my point is this may not be the perfect outcome for our combined futures. Last year Stephen Hawking warned the world that artificial intelligence (AI) could be the greatest disaster in human history if it is not properly managed. The famous physicist said AI could create powerful autonomous weapons and new ways to control the masses. Now if that is the case, and who am I to argue with a bloke who worked out that it was necessary to unify General Relativity with Quantum Theory, surely it matters who owns that information. For example, Hawking also says AI could have great benefits and potentially erase poverty and disease. Now who would you rather be in charge of those potential breakthroughs – Google which is answerable to no one, or a parliament,
which faces an election every few years? Hint: Just think for a few seconds about what some pharmaceutical companies have done with life-saving drugs – would tech companies be any better at putting people before profit? But maybe I’m being pessimistic, several tech companies are sharing their breakthroughs, and many of us are better for it. This could soon see autonomous cars on a road near you, and tens of thousands of lives are expected to be saved around the world. So in that spirit of optimism and hope, I’ll leave the last word to the great man himself, Stephen Hawking: “We spend a great deal of time studying history, which, let’s face it, is mostly the history of stupidity. So it’s a welcome change that people are studying instead the future of intelligence.” email@example.com
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