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“After school I completed my hairdressing apprenticeship at Stefan Hair, travelled through Europe and started my stylish new career in London. After a short departure from the industry to travel the world working for Qantas International, I landed safely on the Sunshine Coast and am now doing something I love – helping others to reach their potential and follow their dreams.”

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haran Berry-Doyle is a Leading Vocational Hairdressing Teacher at TAFE Queensland East Coast and works with Certificate II and Certificate III apprentice hairdressers, school-based apprentices and trainees, and full-time students in the new purpose-built training salon at our Mooloolaba campus. Sharan was awarded the 2015 Queensland Teacher/Trainer of the Year and placed second at the Australian Training Awards; was a finalist in the 2016 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards; received Runner-Up and Highly Commended in the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Alumni of the Year Awards; and has been nominated in the 2017 Telstra Business Woman (Professional) of the Year Awards. “I have been at TAFE for 18 years now and each year is just as exciting as the last. The evolution of hairdressing and how we teach it has been quite significant,” Sharan said. “Students have a unique opportunity to not only gain employment in a very stable industry, but also branch out and become their own boss if they want to.” “I get great joy from mentoring people and helping them grow into capable and confident professionals,” she said. An Australian Apprenticeships and TAFE Queensland Ambassador, Sharan hopes her journey into tertiary education and teaching can inspire others. “My story started many years ago and began with an apprenticeship at Stefan Hair the day I finished Year 12. I was at Stefan’s for years and worked my way up through the ranks to become the number one apprentice in the company, manage one of the largest Stefan salons in Australia, and was the company’s senior stylist,” Sharan said. “But like most things, after a while you need a break. I spent 6-months away from the salon to travel and backpack around Europe where I landed in London and, well, stayed.” “I found my feet pretty easily as hairdressing is a universal industry and, with my skills, I easily found work wherever I wanted to.” “I became hooked on travel and accepted an opportunity to work for Qantas international as a flight attendant. I was lucky enough to travel all over the world which was awesome and I loved every minute of it, except the constant state of jetlag,” she said.

Eventually, Sharan and her family decided to move back to Queensland where she not only bought a small coastal salon, but also began working part-time as a special needs teacher aide at a school in Caloundra. “My experience as a teacher aide was amazing and led me to undertake my Training and Assessment in education (TAE) in the late 90’s. I then started my career at TAFE as a casual tutor one day a week,” Sharan said. “Like my time at Stefan Hair, I quickly rose through the ranks to secure a permanent teaching position and write all of the resources for the hairdressing certificates. Needless to say, here I am today,” she said. Committed to learning ways in which to help make students reach their full potential, Sharan wanted to understand more about teaching and began a Bachelor of Training at University.

“STUDENTS HAVE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO NOT ONLY GAIN EMPLOYMENT IN A VERY STABLE INDUSTRY, BUT ALSO BRANCH OUT AND BECOME THEIR OWN BOSS IF THEY WANT TO.” “I can proudly say that I’ve now completed my Graduate Diploma in Further Education at USQ and two Masters Degrees - Master of Training (majoring in Human Resources) and a Master of Education (majoring in Leadership and Management),” Sharan said. “I take tremendous pride in inspiring new hairdressers and the best thing about my job is the chance to give back to a trade that has given me so much throughout my life.” “Nothing is more satisfying than seeing a student succeed.” “When graduates go on to start their own businesses and send their apprentices to me for training I feel honoured – it’s a privilege and validates why I became a teacher,” she said.


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ISSUE 454 June 23, 2017


Roll up, roll up to The Ginger Factory these school holidays and have fun at the Comedy Circus Stunt Show, which is on until July 7. You have the chance to see the show up close and personal as we are giving away a Family Superpass, valued at $165. The winner will also get to ride the ginger train and take a trip on the Overboard boat, both which are open year round.



f the word ‘budget’ makes you grimace, chances are you are not alone. In December, the CHOICE Consumer Pulse report showed that only one in four Australian households said they were living comfortably. Australians aged between 30 and 49 were also more likely to live off credit cards, while 20 per cent of people surveyed in the same age bracket said they deliberately missed paying a bill by the due date. Consumerism has become the norm for a large percentage of Australians who struggle to stick to a household budget. With the new financial year looming, we thought it was the ideal time to delve into the world of saving and spending. Journalist Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane has compiled advice ranging from teen budgeting right through to superannuation tips. You can read the feature story on page 12. A focus on finance isn’t all we are offering families this week. Those with young children will love this edition. What’s not to love about the dazzling Emma Watkins, who features on the magazine’s cover? In addition to an interview with the yellow Wiggle, we also have our quarterly school holiday fun guide, which features a range of activities to keep families busy. Plus, we’ve joined with our friends at The Ginger Factory and Sea Life Sunshine Coast to give away free family passes! Be sure to enter. And, happy reading.


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The Ginger Factory is at Yandina and open daily. Visit gingerfactory.com.au.

How would you like to walk among the sharks or touch a starfish? We’ve joined forces with Sea Life Sunshine Coast to give one lucky family (two adults and two children aged three to 14) the chance to win free entry into the award-winning aquarium, valued at $130. With 11 themed zones visitors have the unique opportunity to explore the Jellyfish Kingdom, Seahorse Sanctuary, Seal Island and Jurassic Seas, all without getting their feet wet. Sea Life Sunshine Coast is open daily. Visit underwaterworld.com.au.

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These holidays I’ll be taking the kids out and about to enjoy all the Coast has to offer. Maybe climbing Mount Coolum, bike rides, coffee and swimming. No swimming for me, just lizarding (soaking up sunshine). And, maybe the odd lazy movie day.

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IMAGE MAKER Where on the Sunshine Coast do you live? Usually I’m in Brisbane for uni, but I have been living on the Coast for the past few months for an internship as part of my final year of uni. My family home is by a lake in Mountain Creek – I love being back.

Favourite book? The climate change thriller, Tilt, written by local author Max Oberon.

First job? Seeing my brother work at a kebab shop when he was 13 made me desperate for a job. The moment I was old enough, I joined my brother at Ali Baba in Kawana Shoppingworld. The best first job and first boss, ever.

Favourite song? Paradise by Coldplay.

What are you currently working on? I’m currently working on two big pieces; graduating the Honours program at uni and my modelling career. At the end of the year I’m heading overseas to live and work in Europe as a model. Speaking to my friends over there, it’s becoming clear that the full-time #modellife is definitely NOT a breeze. As such, I’ve been working on my physique with a trainer and nutritionist, as well as working closely with my agents in Brisbane and Sydney. My final year of uni has seen me working busily to get ethics approval for my Honours project. I’m writing a thesis about the impact of obesity on the radiation that scatters onto the medical staff when they’re working to stent open a blocked coronary artery under X-ray guidance. Obesity and coronary artery disease come hand in hand, as do large patients and increased radiation dose. I’m hoping to statistically relate and quantify these things.

What are you reading now? Relentless by Tim Grover. It analyses the mindsets of the ultimate competitors and what separates good from great from unstoppable.

Best advice you’ve been given? Don’t take life so seriously, you’re not gonna make it out alive anyway. What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? Noosa. I love getting there early in the morning and running through the national park. Where do you take visitors when they come to the Coast? Sunrise climb of Mt Coolum followed by a swim and coffee at Marcoola.

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Your family includes. . . Two horses, five cows, two chickens, two dogs, a cat, and a few humans. The humans are all pretty cool, too. I have no favourites. First car? When my brother decided he needed a new ute, I got his old Mitsubishi Triton complete with subwoofer, snorkel, big tyres, and some tacky Northern Territory stickers – the best first car a teenager on the Coast could have.

If you could change one thing on the Coast, what would it be? There needs to be a train/tram/light rail that runs from Landsborough or Nambour across to Maroochydore or Mooloolaba.

Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point? The day I didn’t get accepted into Medicine at James Cook University in Townsville. If I had gone to study there, my life would be very different. I am so happy with where my path has led. What achievement are you most proud of? Being chosen as the first-ever male model ambassador for the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival. I am so proud that my career as an international model will have commenced with this, on the SCFF’s 10th anniversary. You are happiest when? When I am eating chocolate, getting a sports massage, and listening to classical music, all at once. Tea or coffee? Coffee. Long black. When too much coffee has been consumed, I turn to green tea. NRL or AFL? NRL – the Maroons!


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This is how much Australians spent on beauty in 2012. This compares to the $2 billion spent on education, according to the Australian Government’s Money Smart website.

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There’s never been a better time to live and work on the Sunshine Coast, and it’s only going to get brighter. We’ve started building the city of the future in Maroochydore, and it’s got Australia watching. Let’s show them what we can do.


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GET SMART WITH YOUR MONEY With government budgets being handed down and the end of financial year looming, My Weekly Preview has caught up with some of the most respected names in the finance industry for advice on everything from kids and pocket money to saving enough for a comfortable retirement. Compiled by Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

KIDS AND TEENS Libby and David Koch have written many books on family finance, kids’ money issues and how parents can teach their children about money. Here, Libby shares her tips on pocket money for children and increasing financial responsibility for teenagers.


e have tried many ideas with our own kids and sought out expert opinions from councillors, bankers and teachers over the years as we wrote about this subject. The biggest point we have always made on the subject of paying pocket money is that it must be tied to a service provided. When children are old enough to want to earn money, then they are old enough for the responsibility of doing a household job for it, for us this was around six years old.

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We always had a ‘no work no pay’ policy just like in the real world, which after all is the point of teaching your kids anything isn’t it? We disliked children feeling entitled to the privileges of being part of a family and this drove the idea of having our kids do jobs that really helped the household, not themselves. Therefore, they weren’t paid for making their beds, we would say they were lucky to have one and so should be responsible for making it. Rather, I paid them for helping me with my workload, such as folding the washing for the younger kids (a big job actually in the Koch household with six family members – that was 42 pairs of socks in winter alone). The older children would have to collect the rubbish and recycling, take out the bins and help with ironing and gardening. We have often been asked what amount we paid and we used to base this on the minimum wage that McDonalds paid kids, as this was the next step for our children; that they had to get a job with the local Maccas when they turned 14 and nine months. I think the figure we started with for the little ones was about $5 for a half hour of work with the older kids getting $10–12 a week for about 45–60 minutes work. They would put half the money in their money boxes to spend as they wished, either buying a treat now and again or to provide money for charity events at school. The other half went into their bank accounts that were run through a local bank via school. Then when our kids became teenagers, we paid them increasingly for more work performed and around mid-teens we paid about $50–$70 a month for them to bank and budget out for their monthly needs and wants, such as for transport to visit friends or go to the movies, having to buy the odd meal while out. Not forgetting this was 15 to 20 years ago, so a few CPI increases would need to be taken into account now. Teenagers need more responsibility as they get closer to leaving school and having to make their own, hopefully wise, choices. We always felt it was our right to continue to have a say while they were at school and we were paying pocket money, but when a school leaver and working a part-time job, we felt you should give your young adult the respect of backing off a bit. Our kids always had a part-time job while at uni and even though we bought a little car for them to have a lend of, they paid for their own petrol. We contributed to uni expenses and buying new clothes, but they would put in the extra required for particular brands. They were responsible for personal extras and especially entertaining expenses. Paying board only kicked in when not studying and maintaining a full-time job. While these young adults were too old for pocket money, they were expected to complete certain jobs to help the family in exchange for free room and board when studying.

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TO INVEST OR NOT TO INVEST? Natasha Janssens is the founder and director of Sova Financial as well as the brains behind Women With Cents. Here, she share her tips on when and how to get started with investments.


he best time to invest is today. Let me explain why. Theoretically the best time to invest is at the bottom of the cycle and ideally you sell at the top. However, even the top experts can never predict the top of a market with 100 per cent certainty, only hindsight can truly tell you where the market was at any given point in time. Your biggest friend when it comes to investing is time, and the power of compounding. This means that the earlier you start to grow your money, the more it will grow. Take for example a 30-year investment strategy. In scenario one, you invest $5000 a year for 15 years, making a five per cent return. At the 15-year mark, you stop investing and just allow the money to continue to grow at five per cent each year. By year 30, your balance would be $235,516. Take scenario two, where you wait for 15 years and then start investing $10,000 a year for 15 years, again making a five per cent return. By year 30, despite investing double the money over 15 years, your balance would be $226,575. Therefore, the sooner you start investing, the better. It’s important to remember there are many ways of investing, in fact the best investment strategy will involve investing in different asset classes at different points in time, in order to mitigate your risk. Managed funds offer an easy way of spreading your investment across different asset classes, including offering access to real property.

For more tips from Natasha Janssens, check out the Making Cents of Money program at womenwithcents.com.au.


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HOME BUYERS AND MORTGAGES Canna Campbell owns boutique financial planning company SASS Financial and runs her own YouTube channel, SugarMamma.TV, which inspires women around the world with her savvy financial tips and tricks. Here, Canna shares her tips for home buyers and home owners.

here is one golden word when it comes to money and that is budget. If you are looking at entering the property market, first of all, do a budget to know if you can afford the house in the first place. You need to understand what your current living expenses are and see if you can squeeze mortgage repayments in there as well. And it’s not enough to have this in your head, you need to write it down. While you are going through this process, you can look at how much you are capable of putting aside in a regular savings plan to build up a deposit. The aim is to get the biggest deposit possible so that you take out the smallest mortgage possible, which places less stress and pressure on your shoulders and makes it quicker and easier to pay it off. One other point is to have really specific goals, like ‘I want to save up $80,000 by January 2019’, because it gives you a defined deadline and will make you much more accountable. It will also trigger the right amount of action to get the


RETIREMENT AND SUPERANNUATION Michael Pennisi is QSuper’s chief strategy officer and has 26 years of experience in senior executive roles with some of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, investment management and financial planning firms.

achievement you are looking for, otherwise you fall into the trap of delaying by six months, then another. There is a fair amount of sacrifice involved with saving. Nothing great is achieved easily, otherwise we couldn’t have that sense of pride that comes with success. On my YouTube channel, there are videos on how to pay off your home loans fast and some easy ways to do this are to

“Nothing great is achieved easily, otherwise we wouldn’t get that sense of pride...” shop around for better interest rates and look at taking out your mortgage with a shorter term. Thirty-year loan repayments will look less than 25-year loan repayments, but you will save thousands of dollars in interest with five less years to pay it off.

omen around Queensland are retiring with between 26 and 49 per cent less superannuation than men and the gap is widening in most areas across the state, with women on average only now just reaching levels men held five years ago. On the Sunshine Coast, the retirement gender gap in 2017 is 41 per cent, with men retiring locally with an average balance of $233,000 while women are retiring with an average of $139,000. This gap has grown slightly by 0.6 per cent in the past five years. QSuper CEO Michael Pennisi says lower average wages and taking time out of the workforce to either raise children or care for elderly parents are key contributors to the findings. Also a factor is greater tax concessions available on superannuation contributions by those on higher incomes, often driving increased contributions to a husband’s account who is generally the higher income earner.

Generally, when people have made good headwind with their mortgage and are well ahead on the loan period on their mortgage, they can explore investing options. One of the worst things someone can do is spend 30 years of their working life only paying off their home and wake up at 60 and have no other assets. You can’t live off your home, it doesn’t create passive income and is not liquid. Everyone has different values and things that are important to them, like fine art or sports cars, and you need to include an overall balance in your life. Investing in things like family holidays are important as you are investing in memories, creating bonds and connections, and getting to know your family more intimately. But you must always live within your means. Making the decision to step up and take responsibility is so important.

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The analysis shows the gap begins to widen after the age of 30 and Pennisi believes there are a number of strategies women can employ early on to ensure this doesn’t happen. These include: • Getting to know your fund and what fees and insurance is included. • Understand your investment options. • Consolidate your super to avoid duplicate fees. • Find your lost super. According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) there is $11.7 billion of lost superannuation sitting in holding accounts waiting to be claimed. • Contribute extra if you can.

To find out more about QSuper and to get some tips to help you make superannuation work better for you, visit qsuper.qld.gov.au.

Disclaimer: The advice shared by our contributors is generic in nature. For more personalised advice, seek out a qualified financial planner.

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KEEP KIDS BUSY AT THE LIBRARY THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Sunshine Coast libraries are bringing a host of interactive and fun events to life for children of all ages these school holidays. For the young ones, Little People, Big Ideas is an interactive play space that allows children under five to explore, discover, move, and create with their parents. Children over five can use piles of craft materials to create an undie-inspired masterpiece at the Captain Underpants workshops and children aged six and over can challenge themselves to build a maze and get a robotic mouse to navigate it using basic coding skills in the Robot Mouse workshops. For a full program, visit library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


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The only inter-regional cleantech conference and trade show of its kind in Australia, the Cleantech Effect, will return to the Lake Kawana Community Centre on August 23. The event promises to challenge the thinking of attendees and exhibitors alike by delving into the world of sustainable design and exploring how we can improve our strategies to achieve sustainable built environment outcomes. Global thought leader and futurist Dr Keith Suter will MC and host of Grand Designs Australia, Peter Maddison, will give a keynote presentation. Registration is now open to cleantech industry innovators who would like to be one of 30 exhibitors at this event. For more information, email cleantecheffect@ sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

FUNDRAISER FOR OUR LOCAL WONDER WOMAN Mapleton mother-of-two Elissa Bartholomew has a rare incurable disease called scleroderma, which for some, means their skin is so hard it can’t be punctured by a needle. For the majority, it means painful inflammation, inside and out, which causes the body to become as rigid as stone. The Sunshine Coast Scleroderma Support Group will host a fundraising movie night with a screening of Wonder Woman at the Majestic Cinemas in Nambour on June 24 from 5.30pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at eventbrite. com.au. Search for Scleroderma Movie Fundraiser.


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WINS AND LOSSES FOR COAST IN THE STATE BUDGET The State Government has allocated $120 million for the widening of the Bruce Highway from the Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway in the budget, which was handed down last week. This is the final piece in the puzzle to ensuring the six-laning from Brisbane to the Sunshine Motorway, after the Federal Government announced $536.4 million in upgrades to the Pine Rivers to Caloundra Road section of the national highway in May. State treasurer Curtis Pitt (pictured) says this year’s budget will support 3700 jobs across Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay in 2017–18 and allocates $64.7 million for the ongoing construction and development of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and a further $7.9 million for the Caloundra Hospital refurbishment. More than $26 million was given to schools across the Coast for new classrooms and upgrades, including $11.9 million for a new school in Caloundra South. While this is the good news for the region, the Coast missed out on funding for vital road infrastructure projects, the duplication of the North Coast Rail and the Mooloolah River interchange, which would provide more direct access to the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

LIGHTNING TAKES OUT THE GRAND FINAL The Sunshine Coast Lightning netballers have become legends after a grand final victory at their inaugural Super Netball grand final. They were in fine form as they took the win 65–48 over the Sydney Giants in front of a crowd of almost 9000 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in a nationally televised match. The team received a hero’s welcome as hundreds flocked to the Kings Beach Amphitheatre yesterday to officially welcome them back after their victory. Mayor Mark Jamieson awarded the team a Key to the City.

Radiation oncology services have begun at the $1.8-billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital. SCUH’s Adem Crosby Centre provides comprehensive oncology, clinical haematology and for the first time on the Coast, radiation oncology services will be delivered publicly from the centre. Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Kevin Hegarty says patients were previously being treated by a private provider and he expects between 45 and 50 patients will receive the more efficient linear accelerator radiation therapy treatments at SCUH each week.

CHARITY THE BIG WINNER AT POPULAR RACE DAY Almost 6300 patrons attended the Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day and enjoyed a full day of racing and a live performance by headline act Thundamentals. Sunshine Coast Turf Clubs CEO Mick Sullivan says the partnership with the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation saw a percentage of the gate takings donated to Mick Sullivan and the Hot 91.1 team hand the charity. A cheque for over a cheque for $11,105 $11,105 was donated to the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program and volunteers raised an additional $3315.90 in raffles, donations and the sale of merchandise on the day.



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COAST UNITES TO SLEEP ROUGH FOR HOMELESS Our politicians and business leaders will forego their warm beds to raise money for the Coast’s 1500 homeless people. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


his year, more than 1500 Sunshine Coast men, women and children will find themselves homeless and struggling to find a warm place to sleep at night. In the eight months to March 1, the St Vincent de Paul Northern Diocese provided support to 400 homeless individuals, including 250 children, and the need for more transitional housing is paramount. Sunshine Coast Airport general manager Peter Pallot found out first-hand how difficult it is to sleep rough when he joined the Coast’s St Vincent de Paul Corporate and Community Sleepout in 2015. Pallot, who is preparing to join 32 Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) members and politicians for his third annual event on June 29, says his first experience sleeping on the beach on a winter’s night was an eye-opener. “It was a night of learning. The experience brought into sharp focus the challenges that some people experience each and every night, simple things like finding a place out of the wind, a place that is safe, and coming to grips with not being able to access a shower or even a hot meal,” he says. “An enduring memory of my first Sleepout

Fiona Simpson, Ian Laherty, Sandy Zubrinich and Andrew Powell was to hear first-hand the stories of some of those helped by the program and understanding how quickly circumstances can affect our lives. I look at my own girls and think about other kids of the same age who, through circumstances often beyond their control, end up without the support network that many take for granted. “The next morning there was a realisation that people have to do this each and every day

and how tough that must be. I was grateful that the small contribution that we made via the CEO Sleepout would help make it a little easier for others.” SCBC president Sandy Zubrinich says the Sleepout participants, which have more than doubled since last year, aim to raise $50,000 for homeless services. “In the first year, there’s some comfort in not knowing what’s ahead, really,” she admits.

“After the lovely opening ceremony that reinforces why you are doing what you are doing, you are sent to get a piece of cardboard and a sleeping bag and find somewhere on the beach to bunk down. It is very difficult at that point. The cold seeps through your body. Last year, we had around about six or seven degrees through the night.” “It’s easy to take for granted just how lucky many of us are to have a roof over our heads and food on the table each day, and this event really does open your eyes to the tough conditions our region’s homeless face night after night.” St Vincent de Paul Society Northern Diocesian president Ian Laherty says funds raised from the nation-wide Sleepout would be used to provide emergency accommodation and food, with a long-term goal of establishing a supply of transitional housing on the Sunshine Coast.

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THE GIRL WITH THE BOW IN HER HAIR DANCES INTO TOWN Emma Watkins grew up watching The Wiggles, never dreaming she would one day become arguably the most popular Wiggle of them all. She speaks with My Weekly Preview about her rise to stardom and her marriage to purple Wiggle, Lachie Gillespie. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


he girl with the bow in her hair is set to perform on the Coast in another sell-out show with children’s entertainment powerhouse The Wiggles on July 1. But Emma Watkins is much more than a sparkly blue-eyed performer with a wide smile. She is a seasoned dancer, budding musician and a role model to millions of adoring young fans around the world. At 27 years old, Watkins is just one year older than The Wiggles and is still in awe that she has managed to become such an integral figure in the show. “I grew up watching The Wiggles and one of my earliest memories is the Irish dancing on the show and I asked mum if I could learn it when I was four years old,” Watkins tells My Weekly Preview. Watkins went on to attend The McDonald College of Performing Arts and says while she fell in love with every style of dance she learned, she always had a strong affinity with Irish and ballet. A true test of determination came for Watkins when she was in Year 8, when an injury prevented her from dancing en pointe for two years. “I was such a teacher’s pet and I really wanted to impress the teacher, so on the first day back in term two, we were doing a jumping turn from the corner and our teacher mentioned that if we were feeling confident, you could just try a double,” Watkins says. “So I’d done a whole line down the room of singles and decided to try a double and I landed on the outside of my ankle and heard it snap. I had torn the ligament in my ankle and ended up on crutches. I still have a wonky ankle.” Watkins missed her ballet exam and struggled emotionally with attending the school with such a heavy dance component while she was unable to participate fully, but she credits that moment for forcing her to

“branch out” and give her the skills she needed to land work further down the track. Watkins went on to dance on tour for Jessica Mauboy, John Paul Young, Marcia Hines and Adam Lambert and she also featured in Bollywood movie premieres, primarily for a woman she calls the Indian Madonna. Watkins was just 16 years old when she first auditioned for The Wiggles as a dancer and while she made it through to the final round, she wasn’t given the job. Two years later, another audition came up, this time for Fairy Larissa in the Dorothy Show. “The ad just said ballet, but when I got in there, they asked for any extra skills and usually if you are an acrobat, it’s quite impressive, but I didn’t have those skills, so I did Irish dancing and they were really

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oly handbags, girls! A new study of 1500 Australian women has shown nearly one-third of us spend 10 minutes a day rummaging through our bags looking for something. I suspect I spend a lot more than this amount of time as I stand there swearing, looking for my work swipe card thingy that is usually wedged at the bottom of my bag under a mountain of crumpled receipts and loose change. Spending 10 minutes every day pulling apart the endless pit that is your handbag amounts to 162 days of your life. Do I spend 10 minutes a day shaving my legs? Nope. It has possibly been several months since I have done that. Do I dedicate 10 minutes a day to pelvic floor exercises? Heck, no! Thirty five per cent of women in the survey admitting to spending at least five minutes a day trying to locate stuff buried in their bag. So for you neat freaks, the question you are asking about now is probably what exactly do we have in our bags that makes them dungeons of doom for finding anything quickly? Well, let’s play a game of confession. On any given day I have a notebook, five pens, three lipsticks, a blush, foundation, tissues, baby wipes, nappies, loose change, a muesli bar, two toy cars, a diary, matches, dockets, receipts, a purse filled with about 50 cards, my work swipe card, car keys, house keys, and a phone. Some days I add an iPad, perfume, and a spare

shirt and phone charger. Some weeks I find an apple or orange in there that is clearly a few months old. And it is all just kind of thrown in together like some melting pot from hell. Being guilty of decluttering my bag, I am not. The study found just three per cent of women never have to search for anything because their handbags are organised. I hate you lot. And I rarely use the word hate. Perhaps a neat handbag reflects an organised mind and life. And clearly my hopeless handbag represents my whirlwind lifestyle of trying (unsuccessfully most days) to keep lots of balls in the air. As for what we are spending on our bags, well the average bag costs $100 but the survey also shows lots of us lie to our partners about how much we actually spend on handbags. I know I do. So the experts say the only way to cut back on the amount of stuff we carry around is to invest in a smaller bag or one with lots of pockets and places specifically designed to keep you organised. But my faithful beige tote is my security blanket and my wingman. I know if I have my bag, chances are I will have whatever I need to deal with whatever life throws at me that day. It is making me feel anxious just thinking about it. So perhaps instead of decluttering, I will just add some Rescue Remedy to my bag, which doubles as a chemist/makeup stall/ bank/mobile communications portal/cafe/ babysitter. Now that sounds a splendid idea.

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sn’t it just too easy to classify people as Muslim or Christian? To use these words as an explanation for behaviour we don’t understand? That label then allows us to conveniently express and target our fear of those who are not part of our own. They’re all Muslims, so we can single them all out. What we really mean by that is ‘they’re not us’. Do you ever stop to think what we mean by ‘us’ or ‘Muslim’? That someone calls himself, or is called, a Muslim doesn’t make him one, any more than me calling myself an astronaut means I’m going to walk on the moon anytime soon. And who gets to decide what is, or is not, a Muslim, or Christian anyway? The press? They can’t even get your kid’s name right for the weekly sports report. Recent calls by our political masters to keep Muslims, and other non-WASPs, out of this country are the first steps down a slippery slope. There was a country in Europe about 60 years ago that chose to define itself by being anything but followers of a particular religion. In the interests of keeping their nation proudly white and blonde. And they did so by making sure that a particular religion was singled out for all the grief it supposedly caused the rest of them. How did that work out? Generalisations about what a religion is or is not, and thus tagging all

its followers with that same label serves only the creation of fear. Fear is no excuse for violence or ignorance, it is the cause. The complexity of human nature cannot be dealt with by solutions like Manus Island, or bombs. The truth is, there is no Muslim, no Christian. Not one group of people can all accurately be conveniently labelled such that we can justify dropping bombs on them (or letting them drown at sea).

“The label then allows us to conveniently express and target our fear” Only by treating other folk with compassion and as individuals like you or I, as real people, can we truly realise our common humanity, and go anywhere close to solving the issues that currently seem to be dealt with only by violence. People are not their beliefs, at least nowhere other than in the media where it’s convenient or lazy to consider them so. The sooner we realise this, the easier it will be for us to all let go of the fear.

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Anthony Ward is an Authorised Representative (no 427051) of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances; you should determine its suitability to you. Before acquiring a financial product you should consider the relevant product disclosure statement. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

AWARD WINNERS Winning team CheckTech Solutions, left to right: Samuel Rieger, Sam Young, Mayor Mark Jamieson and Charles Eldridge St Andrews Anglican College team CheckTech Solutions have won the Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards, which help to promote, foster and grow innovation and entrepreneurship on the Sunshine Coast. Students Charles Eldridge, Samuel Rieger and Sam Young came up with the proposal to develop an app to solve tech problems using a crowd-sourced approach by connecting tech gurus and those with tech problems through a fast, low-cost app. The competition included more than $20,000 in prizes and ran for 18 weeks. The 10 finalist teams participated in a four-week entrepreneurial mentoring program run by Spark Bureau to refine their ideas with the help of some of the Sunshine Coast’s sharpest minds with technology startup business experience. For more information visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/techawards.

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POLE POSITION FOR COAST’S FIRST AGED CARE Retirement is now a flourishing business on the Sunshine Coast, but until 1960 aged care facilities were unknown and it took some innovative fundraising to get the first community off the ground. WORDS: Dot Whittington.

McGowan Lodge at Sundale in the ’60s, and the pole house outside the Nambour Civic Hall


he first move towards aged care on the Sunshine Coast came from a group of Nambour businessmen and an active Apex Club. The Sundale project officially got off the ground at a meeting on May 27, 1960, reportedly “for the purpose of considering the establishment of a Senior Citizens’ Centre in the Nambour area”. In attendance were Nambour businessman J.D. Grimes and his Enterprise Estates business partners Roy Charlton and Clem Renouf, and Apex Club members Ian Hayne, Noel Parry and Peter Richardson. The meeting discussed the types of units to be built and the ongoing method of operation. Grimes, Charlton and Renouf put up the money that allowed the debt-free purchase of the site in Doolan Street, Nambour. Local pharmacist Ian Hayne (who later built the Fairytale Castle at Bli Bli) had youthful enthusiasm and a vision; Parry donated his time and considerable skills to the design and construction of a “new look

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aged people’s village with a minimum of financial backing”; and Richardson mustered support through the pages of his newspaper. There is a another name associated with the success of Sundale, and that’s Ernie Stollznow, who after selling his cane farm, was prepared to work part-time at Sundale as a part-time janitor before becoming its administrator in 1977. He later wrote the story of the first 25 years of Sundale, 1963-88. A survey was carried out which confirmed the need and public support for the project and the Apex Club of Nambour embarked on one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by a service club. Fundraising remained the big challenge and the Apexians came up with a novel and unprecedented idea that won the imagination of the people in 1962. The seeds were sown by young printer, Wilf Briggs, who in November 1961, perched on a small platform in the middle of Nambour for 24 hours to draw attention to the project. The idea grew and four months later, Hayne and another businessman

Tommy Carter took part in the pole sit-in. Stollznow wrote: “They virtually took to the air and their unique idea of erecting a room on top of a pole proved a winner”. SEQEB provided and erected a sturdy pole which supported a small 2.73m2 room 6 metres above the ground at Station Square near the Nambour Civic Hall. Local businesses chipped in with construction and plumbing and Telecom installed two telephones. Its four window walls were later used in stage one of Nicklin Lodge. “When all was ready, like Noah entering the ark, Ian Hayne and Tommy Carter armed with telephone directories entered the room at 8am on a Saturday morning in February 1962, and came down exactly seven days later,” wrote Stollznow. “There had been 21 meals hoisted up in a basket, each prepared by a different cook. Cold drinks, fruit and cold oysters were provided in lavish quantities. Only midnight revellers provide to be spoil sports. They rocked the stay wires of the pole and the resultant rattle and vibrations in the room caused the pair to first think there was an early cyclone.” From the pole, Hayne and Carter phoned 5000 people seeking donations and reported there had been “not one sour note or rebuff”. The Sundale Appeal was $13,440 richer. The first building, Nicklin Lodge, was opened on November 30, 1963. More than half a century later, Sundale has become a key player in the retirement business on the Sunshine Coast. The last word belongs with Richardson, who wrote: “Today, Sundale stands as proof that when young citizens of goodwill make the ideal of service the basis of all worthy enterprise, great and good things happen.”


Martin Schultz lowers a pipe on the water pipeline from Wappa Dam, December 1959, watched by Dave Low and Eddie de Vere.

When the Kenilworth water supply was officially turned on in June 1957, it became the first town on the Sunshine Coast to have a reticulated water supply. Town water was not connected to Nambour until 1961.

DID YOU KNOW? • The first special fruit train providing a fast goods service for fruit and vegetables ran from the North Coast to Sydney and Melbourne on January 30, 1919 and was very successful. The train was overloaded with fruit from stations south of Gympie by the time it reached Woombye, so an engine was sent from Landsborough to Palmwoods to make up a second train. • Six crew members of shipwrecked barque Thomas King passed through Coolum in 1852 while attempting to reach Brisbane. Only two reached Brisbane alive. The incident may have hastened official resolve to settle coastal areas north of Brisbane. 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 editorial@myweeklypreview.com.au.


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SEE THE WHALES FROLIC AND PLAY It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the year. While the kids take time off school to recharge their batteries, ready to take on the next two terms, there is no doubt they will be seeking fun and excitement to warm them up during chilly winter days. Luckily, there is plenty to do on the Coast and My Weekly Preview has compiled some of the greatest and latest events and ideas to help keep the whole family entertained these school holidays.


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The school holidays are finally here and what better way to entertain the kids than with an exciting day out on the water watching the humpback whales frolic and play? The whales are on their northern migration, which is a 10,000 kilometre return journey, all the way from Antarctica to the warm waters of Queensland. Our mild winters make the perfect holiday destination from the cold Antarctic summer. Pregnant female whales, who come to Queensland to give birth, are accompanied by their family groups, supporting each other on the long trek up the coastline, while single females attract pods of male escorts, all vying for their attention. The acrobatic displays of the single males will delight even the toughest crowd. At an average weight of 25-30 tonnes, they cause quite a splash and these beautiful mammals love to show off. Known as the acrobats of the sea, humpback whales launch themselves out of the water in

breathtaking displays before twisting and splashing back into the ocean. They love to interact with spectators, often coming alongside the boat to get a better view of human visitors. Jump in the Whale One boat and have a day to remember with these majestic giants of the deep. Visit whaleone.com.au.

For those of you looking for a little more adventure, we have the perfect solution. Wild One is back just in time for the school holidays. This low-profile speed boat makes the trip out to the whales in record time. With only 48 seats, you are guaranteed a great view. Bring your camera, sit back and enjoy the show.

Provide your child with the ultimate Lego experience and educate them in key STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) concepts with a Bricks 4 Kidz workshop these school holidays. From creator to robotics there is something for everyone, simply drop your child off and let them get to work and be inspired. Bricks 4 Kidz provide Lego technic and creator workshops that blend specially designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, Lego games and creative free time that is inspired by themes such as Minecraft, Ninjago and Lego City. Coding with Lego Robotics is also available. Junior students will learn to write programs with WeDo software to control and operate the unique models that they build. Advanced Robotics students will learn the principles of robotics and programming. Workshops run from 9am – 4pm with children (ages five and up) rotating through various Lego activities. All they need to bring is a nut-free lunch, water bottle and a hat for active break times. 462 Maroochydore Road, Kuluin. Visit bricks4kidz.com.au.

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newest ride – The Wasp – opening these school holidays. This all-new ride will fling you around at a rapid pace. But, grab the joystick and you take control, shooting yourself sideways into the air. With more rides and attractions than ever before, Aussie World is great value, with family passes from only $34 per person online. 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview. Visit aussieworld.com.au.

Aussie World launches into the school holidays with the popular Ride the Night event on June 24. This after-dark event includes exciting night rides, attractions, fire twirlers and food stalls in one awesome new moon party. Tickets are limited and available online now for $25. Plus, strap yourself in and get ready to experience a new level of thrills at Aussie World with the theme park’s





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INTERACT WITH SEA LIFE Sea Life Sunshine Coast is the place to be these school holidays with a stack of holiday fun on offer. Sea Life Sunshine Coast is home to a host of colourful exhibits and enthralling experiences guaranteed to satisfy young aquatic explorers. Once you have collected your special Animal Planet Ranger cards, head off on a mission to discover the animals. The Ocean Ranger Program is available for kids wanting to go behind-the-scenes to learn about marine creatures, interact with the animals and participate in feeding. There are full day or half-day programs on June 28, 30 and July 5, 7 and bookings are

essential. A full day costs $75 and the half-day program is $50. For families who want to explore the depths of the oceanarium at night and see what the creatures get up to when no one is looking, the Sleep Under the Sea activity is a majestic experience you won’t forget. Imagine drifting off to sleep in the ocean tunnel as the fish dart in and around the sharks and rays. It includes tours, seal presentations and meals. The Sleep Under the Sea program will be held on June 30, July 1, 7 and 8 and costs $90 per person. Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. Visit sealifesunshinecoast.com.au.

Centre at 10am and 12.30pm on June 8. Winners of the best children’s presentation at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 and 2015, and runners-up for children’s choice award 2016, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises. Returning from a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with rave reviews, the combination of slapstick

comedy and high-risk acrobatic stunts takes the household wheelie bin to new heights and delivers a dump truck full of hilarity. Tickets are just $15 per person or $55 for a family pass (minimum of two children) and are available online or by calling 5413 1400. 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. Visit scvenuesandevents.com.au.




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The Sunshine Coast region produces around 6075 tonnes of ginger annually and is Australia’s top ginger producer. The iconic Ginger Factory has been in operation for 40 years.

Roll up, roll up to The Ginger Factory these school holidays and discover the Comedy Circus Stunt Show. From July 3 to 7 at 9.30am and 11am daily, The Ginger Factory will be hosting comedy circus stunt man Joel Fenton. This engaging performance will have audiences mesmerised from start to finish. Featuring crazy contortions, spectacular juggling, thrilling comedy tricks and a whole lot of belly laughs, the show is set to delight visitors of all ages. Come prepared to join in the fun, as you may be called upon to assist with the silly antics. Admission is free but spaces will fill up fast, so make sure you get in early for a front row seat. The best part is the fun doesn’t have to stop there. With tickets or annual passes in hand, you can hop on board Moreton, the 116-year-old ginger train. Be sure to keep an eye out for the chooks, they love to chase Moreton up at the Old Farm. If a classic game of hide-and-seek is more your thing, then don’t miss out on the Overboard boat ride. Jump aboard your very own lifeboat and see how many gingerbread men you can spot on this water adventure. Don’t forget, the Comedy Circus Stunt Show will be at the Ginger Factory for one week only. Put it on your to-do list and don’t miss your opportunity to join in the fun these school holidays. 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina. Visit gingerfactory.com.au.

RISE ABOVE IT ALL WITH AUSSIE AIR Experience the beauty of the Sunshine Coast from the air these holidays with a scenic helicopter flight. Aussie Air has offered aerial scenic tours and charters from Caloundra Airport for 30 years. Seeing stunning beaches, forests and mountains from the air will take your breath away. Within minutes of taking off, you and the kids will be soaring above Bribie Island and the Pumicestone Passage, with the iconic Glass House Mountains on the horizon. You can choose to fly north to Mount Coolum, further south, or west over the Blackall Range. Aussie Air is offering a third passenger to fly for free when you book for two these school holidays, so if you’ve never seen the Sunshine Coast from up high, now’s your chance. Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra. Visit aussieair.com.

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TAKE CONTROL OF A 737 Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to fly a jet under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or to fly around the tip of Mount Everest? Well, wonder no more. At SunJet Simulations, located in the heart of Mooloolaba, you can take the controls of a full-size 737 simulator and feel for yourself what it is like to fly a modern jet airliner. Experience what it was like to fly into the famous Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong, fly around the beautiful Greek Islands or simply do some take-off and landings at an airport of your choosing. As captain, you will be guided through your flight, so no experience is needed and with two additional seats in the flight deck, friends and


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family can encourage and cheer you on as you bring the aircraft in for the landing. Using state-of-the-art HD graphics and computers, SunJet Simulations will make you feel like you are experiencing the real thing. The perfect way to entertain the kids during the school holidays, a session at SunJet Simulations will certainly give your children something to talk about when they head back to school. Sessions are open to everyone aged from six to 106, so challenge yourself to a session and enjoy the thrills. Gift vouchers are available. 127 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba. Visit sunjetsim.com.

BEAUTY FINDS HER BEAST It’s school holiday time again and the Coolum Theatre Players has the stage set for one of your favourite pantomimes, Beauty and the Beast. This production, by James Barry and directed by Johanna Wallace, follows the story of Claude (Clark Groves), a wealthy merchant who has two daughters, Smelle (Paris Williment) and Belle (Taylor Rouse). The younger, Belle, is beautiful and sought after by the town’s resident handsome bachelor, Carlos (Harper Ramsey). Belle has no interest in Carlos and her father denies Carlos her hand in marriage. Setting out to seek more fortune for his family, the merchant takes shelter from a storm in a castle. Within the castle is a beast (played by Luka Burgess), cursed for an act of unkindness. The beast imprisons Carlos, releasing him only when Belle takes his place. Can the beast win the heart of Belle and undo the curse placed upon him? Seating is theatre style on a

first-come basis. Come along in your favourite character costume for a chance to win Gelato Mio ice-cream vouchers. Civic Centre, 6 Park Street, Coolum Beach. Visit coolumtheatre.com.au.

Beauty and the Beast is being performed at Coolum Civic Centre on June 24, 25 and July 1, 2 at 11am and 2pm daily. Tickets are $15 at the door, or $12.50 from coolumtheatre.com.au.

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE King, Emily Loves to Bounce creates a whimsical world full of balls and boxes where amazing ideas are expressed in extraordinary ways. Emily Loves to Bounce is a visual non-narrative poem about two characters, Henry and Amy. Henry is a magical thinker. He is spontaneous, whacky and very playful, while Amy is a logical thinker. She likes things to be ordered and predictable. And Emily, she likes to bounce. Through music, balls, boxes and one special ball called Emily, Henry and Amy play together and become friends in a magical world. Henry and Amy find out more about themselves as they dream into wild ideas. The show is recommended for children aged from three through to eight. 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra. Visit theeventscentre.com.au.

GET YOUR BOUNCE ON WITH EMILY Caloundra’s The Events Centre and Patch Theatre Company present Emily Loves to Bounce, an interactive school holiday show for the whole family. Inspired by three of the most loved books from Stephen Michael

Emily Loves to Bounce is on at The Events Centre on June 30 at 10am. Tickets are $20, or $40 for a family of four and are available at theeventscentre.com.au or by calling 5491 4240.

BE THE PILOT FOR A DAY Why spend every day at the beach, when there’s so much more to do on the Sunshine Coast? Consider a visit to the Queensland Air Museum, open every day throughout the year. It is one of the most unique attractions on the Sunshine Coast with more than 75 historic aircraft and many other aviation-related displays. Check out the Open Cockpit Weekend on July 1 and 2, when QAM opens in a carnival atmosphere with more than 20 aircraft open to the public. Sit in the pilot’s seat of the F-111, DC-3, Mirage jet and many others. You can also hear the stories behind these historic aircraft and you can listen to as many as 10 aircraft engines running at intervals throughout the day, including the Wirraway and the mighty 14-cylinder radial Pratt

& Whitney R-2000. The event will feature a jumping castle for the kids, free rides in a World War II Jeep, paper plane making, live music, the Coastal Caring Clowns, characters from Star Wars and a display with vintage operational aircraft. A Navy Seahawk will be present. Plus, there will be a variety of food and drink options to complete a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family. The organisation is run completely by volunteers. This is the museum’s biggest day of the year and, with this year marking the organisation’s 30th anniversary, it will be bigger and better than ever. 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra West. Visit qam.com.au.



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GLORIOUSLY OLD-SCHOOL With its ’80s styling and tough, old-school interior, this legendary Toyota ute might be the world’s friendliest dinosaur. Words: Peter Atkinson, AAP.


echnically, this isn’t really a new car review at all. Because this car has been around on our roads for more than 30 years. It’s called the Toyota LandCruiser 79, and if it looks familiar to you, it should. The first version of this model hit the roads back in the mid-80s and it’s changed its appearance little in the three decades since. Beneath the skin, though, it has recently undergone a comprehensive upgrade to its drivetrain and electronic safety package that

has brought this hairy-chested off-roader kicking and screaming into the 21st century. The LC79 is stubbornly, gloriously oldschool. That boxy, squared-off shape of the 70 Series perfectly identifies it as a no-frills, super-macho version of the world’s favourite four-wheel-drive. Unlike other LandCruisers, it offers a ute, dual-cab, wagon and troop-carrier configuration. The 70 Series’ old-style appearance isn’t to satisfy some fad or the latest trend. It looks retro because it is – a

or the transmission. None of those shift-onthe-fly buttons here. You want all-wheel-drive in low-range, then grab the dual transfer-case shifter and do your best. The cloth seats, the carpets (and tough rubber floor mats), the hard, plastic dashboard design, the instruments and even the little storage spaces all feel like they’ve been transported from another era. A time when utes were work trucks – not fancy, leather-trimmed pseudo office spaces. Just like in the good old days.

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 79 SERIES UTE HOW BIG? Almost twice as much cargo capacity as a normal ute – not to mention the gargantuan 3500kg towing and payload capability. HOW FAST? Despite its enormous pulling capacity, it takes time to build up speed, made all the more difficult by the clunky five-speed manual transmission.

HOW THIRSTY? It might be a diesel, but it’s a big one – 4.5 litres in capacity with eight cylinders and a turbocharger, making its average consumption figures of 10.7 L/100km reasonable. HOW MUCH? You’re certainly not paying for luxuries, so its $66,490 price tag might come as a shock.


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oday I spotted a bloke screaming “Help, shark help!” and I laughed because I knew the shark wasn’t going to help him. When was the last time you saw a shark helping a human? But I’m not one to criticise this fella for such a simple misunderstanding as I myself made an embarrassing stuff-up last weekend. My buddy Troy sent me a text and it said, “Mate, make sure you’ve got nothing on next Saturday, we’re going to Glenn’s 50th”. I felt like a right nong walking into the party naked. Simple misunderstanding. It’s like the time I tried to share a bag of Samboy Atomic Tomato chips with a homeless guy and he told me to bugger off and buy my own. Misunderstanding. I went to overeaters anonymous and said, “Hi my name’s Todd, I’m ready to overeat, anonymously”. The lady at the front asked me to leave. Don’t think I’ll bother with alcoholics anonymous. See, another simple misunderstanding. I went to buy a Siamese fighting fish for my daughter and the pet shop guy said, d, “Do you want an aquarium?” and I was like, “I don’t really care what star sign it is”.. Misunderstanding. I was having dinner with my boss and hiss wife when she said, “How many potatoes

would you like Todd?” I replied “Just the one thanks”. She said “You don’t need to be polite” so I said “OK, just the one thanks you swamp donkey”. Misunderstanding. Worse still, I received a new G-Shock from my lesbian neighbours for my birthday. I think they misunderstood when I said, “I wanna watch”. See, the world is full of crazy misunderstandings but there’s one thing we’ll never get wrong and that’s the greatness of beer. They say nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. Except beer. Beer tastes like skinny can go to hell. This time around we are tucking into a new little something from the good people at Cricketers Arms. The world has no doubt fallen in love with the Cricketers Spearhead Pale Ale so here’s a little treat for the session drinker that is nothing short of a ripper. A dead set clubhouse fave, the CA Session Ale has the perfect balance of character and consistency with a refreshingly big taste. Featuring three types of hops including the quintessential Aussie flavours of Super Pride, the citrus spin of Cascade and the CA signature Amarillo hops, this refreshing Session Ale is designed for the long haul and at 3.5 per cent ABV, will keep you anchored at the crease all afternoon from first drinks to tea. I’m all over the CA Session Ale like a fat man on a cheesecake buffet and I give it four out of five thumbs up. Not that I drink any more. I don’t drink any less either. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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Matt Bushell’s Urban exploration (Anti Social Social Club) A striking exhibition of digital photography called How the Light Gets In: Contemporary photographic practice, is open at the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery. This exhibition brings together artworks by local artists alongside past and current USC students and academics including Dasha Riely, Hing Ang, Matt Bushell and Darren Smith. The exhibition is open until July 1 and a selection of works from the exhibition will tour to Gympie Regional Gallery in November. The exhibition is on at the USC Art Gallery, which is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. Entry to the exhibition is free.


Renowned musician Van Larkins dedicated a year to designing a course for vision impaired people to learn to play the guitar and his passion has collided with the like-minded Fred Hollows Foundation in a fundraising evening for the CoastTrek event. Inventing ground-breaking techniques and complex compositions, Larkins is hailed worldwide as a leading songwriter and guitarist in fingerstyle. You can see him in action at Field of Vision, where half of the $20 entry fee will be donated to the Fred Hollows Foundation to help people in developing countries to have sight-saving surgery. Field of Vision is on June 23 from 7pm at the Bison Bar in Nambour. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Ronnie Christie (Solo), Caloundra RSL, 11am Andrew Mutze, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 4pm Brad Schultz, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Suzy Keenan, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Harii, Parklands Tavern, 5.30pm Andy Chapman, Solbar, 6pm Mark Moroney, Brightwater Hotel, 6pm Dave Flower, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Kev Carrol, Mets on Kings, 7pm Masters of Guitar series – featuring Andrew Toner, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7.30pm Mo Swagger, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Fonix, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm The Fun Addicts, Solbar, 8pm Hillbilly Goats, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 8pm Who remembers the 80’s, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm Dosed, Solbar, 8pm Central Sound Machine, Caloundra RSL, 9pm Janice & The Violets, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 24 Paul Vercoe, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 3pm Luke O’Shea, Caloundra RSL, 4pm Steve Hargreaves, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Drew Wilson, Lemon and Thyme, 5pm Tony Boyd, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Nicole Brophy, Solbar, 6pm Malia Stirking/Ruby Gilbert, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Nix, Mets on Kings, 7pm Sunny Coast Rude Boys, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7.30pm Vive Duo, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Brian Carlon Duo, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Cheap Fakes, Solbar, 8pm Old Skool, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 8pm Rumours, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm Khan Harrison Band + Dear Willow, Solbar, 8pm Krush, Caloundra RSL, 9pm The Low Road, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm

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THURSDAY, JUNE 29 Latin Mafia Duo, Caloundra RSL, 11am Soula, Maroochy Surf Club, 6pm Roy Morris (Solo), Caloundra RSL, 6.30pm Whandaland, Solbar, 7.30pm




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GET A THEATRE HIT WITH FIVE SHORT PLAYS A series of five short plays will be brought to life by the BATS Theatre Company. Deckchairs, written by Jean McConnell, is set on a seaside promenade and each play is funny and poignant, based on true stories McConnell has heard or experienced. One of the plays is called Doggies and is directed by Kevin Blair. McConnell’s self-proclaimed favourite, it’s a hilarious tale about two very different types of dog owner – one with a Pekinese and the other with a mongrel. Deckchairs is on at the Buderim War Memorial Hall on June 23 and 24 at 7.30pm and June 23 at 2pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at batstheatre.com. myweeklypreview.com.au

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The Sunshine Coast ranks second on the list of the top 25 most popular migration destinations. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


espected demographer Bernard Salt recently tipped the Sunshine Coast to become a bustling business hub filled with young entrepreneurs and hipsters, but for now, the sea change and tree change-seekers are boosting migration to the region. The Coast has long been a desired placed to live and it seems that people seeking a lifestyle change are lining up to move here, prompting more competition for sellers who have put their homes on the market and promoted them through print and online campaigns. The latest internal migration data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that an increasing number of inter-state and intra-state population movements are to either sea change or tree change regions, or to the outskirts of the capital cities. The Sunshine Coast is ranked second on the list of the top 25 most popular migration destinations. A recorded 6200 people moved to the region during a year, second to the Gold Coast with 6428. Melbourne west (5491), Geelong (4216) and Moreton Bay south (3991) rounded out the top five. Interestingly, of the top 25 regions for

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net internal migration during the past year, 13 were located outside of the capital cities and were a mix of sea change and tree change type locations. CoreLogic’s Cameron Kusher says the data supports the strong price rises being recorded across many of Australia’s coastal and hinterland regions, especially those within easy commuting distance of the major capital cities. “Overall the data indicates that migration is gathering pace in select regions of the country, a number of which are sea change/tree change areas. On the other hand, Sydney is increasingly shedding

residents to other parts of the country and this is most likely linked to the high cost of housing,” Kusher says. “Coastal, regional areas near Brisbane appear to be significant benefactors of the deteriorating housing affordability in Sydney as an increasing number of people leave the city for more affordable locations.” Long-time Coast developer, and founder of HMR Projects, Harry Reed says the start of the Sage Landing project in Buderim came at the ideal time as demand for premium properties is building across the Coast. Reed agrees with Salt’s predictions that

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Buderim will become “the Byron of the north”. He says Buderim’s boutique village atmosphere, its community spirit and its close proximity to some of the best beaches and hinterland locations in the world all contribute to the appeal of the suburb. “A number of my family members call Buderim home because it’s safe, leafy and close to all the Coast has to offer, while being slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of areas like the Maroochydore CBD and the tourist hubs of Mooloolaba and Cotton Tree,” Reed says. “Buderim is on the up-and-up as more and more people realise the great lifestyle on offer.” Sage Landing will contain 13 freehold lots with designer homes.

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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

Craig Barnby 0427 533 731 www.barnbyrealestate.com.au ID: 106138497

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arely are properties in this tightly held Mooloolaba riverfront location offered for sale. Combining water views to Mooloolaba and unrestricted deepwater ocean access, this residence offers luxurious waterfront living. Upon entering the home you will be captivated by the expansive water vista, showcased by high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass. The ground floor, with Blackbutt timber flooring and Italian tiles, features expansive living zones, a generous well positioned study and gourmet kitchen. The property has a boat ramp and sandy beach.

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5 bed, 4 bath, 7 car Expressions of interest closing July 6 @ 5pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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First time offered since 1979 Ocean glimpses from top level Separate living spaces upstairs & downstairs Office & second bathroom downstairs Ideal for renovating or upgrading

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inner city. another view. With over 26 hectares of nature reserves and parkland you could be forgiven for thinking you were viewing a scene from a country estate, nowhere near a city. Yet this lakeside park is within a short walk of Maroochydore’s city heart. Our Claremont Precinct features stunning, direct, north facing water homesites, but it also has a great range of park front terrace and laneway homesites and more of our innovative urban allotments.

One look at Claremont’s Precinct Plan will reveal just how special this enclave within Sunshine Cove will become. Almost every homesite will have either a water, or parkland view to enjoy. This weekend take in the views of Sunshine Cove for yourself, have a wander along the lakeside boardwalks and pathways and on through to our parklands. See what takes your fancy... waterfront or parkside? And if you’d like to see more come talk to us.

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

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Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days: 12 OCEAN CREST PLACE, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Auction on site Saturday June 24 @ 11am Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 117 MOOLOOLAH DRIVE, MINYAMA WATERS Private auction on site Sunday June 25 @ 11am Elite Lifestyle Properties 5444 0111 Mark Unkel 0412 738 675

3 ARCHER COURT, PELICAN WATERS Auction on site Saturday June 24 @ 4pm RE/MAX Coast and Country 5476 7654 Darren Rix 0416 188 259 197 UPPER ROSEMOUNT ROAD, ROSEMOUNT Auction on site Saturday June 24 @ 1pm RE/MAX Coast and Country 5476 7654 Darren Rix 0416 188 259



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17 DAHLIA STREET, BOKARINA Passed in / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369 12 MYRTLE PLACE, MOUNTAIN CREEK

2/32 OOMOO STREET, BUDDINA $500,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Team Godwin Real Estate, Minka Jenkins

Belle Properties 5456 0219

10/2 WILLIAM STREET, BUDERIM $393,000 / 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Belle Property Buderim, Kyle Newman

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12 Ocean Crest Place, Alexandra Headland

8 BLUEHAVEN COURT, BOKARINA $1,226,500 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Team Godwin Real Estate, Minka Jenkins





Deceased Estate - Walk To CBD and Beaches Built by one of the Coast’s respected builders and won an award for design in 1980. • 809sqm block with two street frontage • Solid built 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Open plan living featuring high ceilings • Instructions clear - must sell at auction • Room for a pool and shed

PELICAN WATERS, 3 Archer Court

Auction: On Site, Saturday July 8th at 12noon Inspect: Saturday 11:00 - 12:00 Barbara Banks 0419 760 492 remaxcoastandcountry.com.au ID: 18260325 RE/MAX Coast and Country









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Auction: On Site, This Saturday June 24th at 4pm

Fitted with every creature comfort you can imagine. Can’t be replaced for the $$$ MUST BE SOLD. • 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

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Proudly marketed by Darren Rix 0416 188 259 ROSEMOUNT, 197 Upper Rosemount Road AY RD U AT NS O I CT AU


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






Auction: On Site, This Saturday June 24th at 1.00pm Inspect: Saturday From 12.30 Darren Rix 0416 188 259 For more details visit remaxcoastandcountry.com.au

• Ducted A/C, salt water pool • Total privacy with hugh North facing decks • Large level back yard, fully fenced • Will be sold hundreds of thousands below replacement cost


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his beach house has a northfacing deck and living areas, which capture the winter sun and summer breezes. It is located only a short walk to Moffat Beach, cafes, convenience store, walkways and parks. It features three bedrooms, a multipurpose room, ensuite to main, modern kitchen, open-plan living, airconditioning and timber floors. The well-maintained home has an easy-care backyard.

29 NOTHLING STREET, MOFFAT BEACH 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Sunday July 2 @ 11am RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000 Michael Berry 0407 913 773



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In a prime ‘on top’ location, this 620m2 corner allotment provides a sensational opportunity to secure an exceptional Buderim home. A short, flat walk to local shops, school and public transport - a fantastic place to call home.

Friday 7th July at 4pm, on site View Saturday 24th June 11:00 - 11:30am Wednesday 28th June 5:00 - 5:30pm buderim.harcourts.com.au

This two-storey Queenslander-style home has six bedrooms, three bathrooms and two living areas. Located on a half acre block, the home also has front and back decks. Situated in an elevated location within the Countryview estate in Woombye, there are panoramic views to be enjoyed from the front deck. The upstairs of the home features five bedrooms. The main bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite. The home also has high ceilings, a kitchen with large walk-in pantry. Downstairs features a second living area, the sixth bedroom and third bathroom. Outside, the block has room for a pool and gazebo. It offers plenty of parking and space for a boat and trailer.

32 COUNTRYVIEW STREET, WOOMBYE 6 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Buyer Interest from $679,000 Riddell Real Estate 5442 1888 Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599

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Big Family Home in Buderim 12 Cranfield Drive, Buderim This conveniently located Buderim home has something to appeal to the whole family. It’s close to the university precinct and top Coast schools, so the kids won’t have far to travel. The owners have been extremely happy here but are ready to downsize. Do not miss your change to inspect! • 4 large bedrooms with built in wardrobes • Open play kitchen with stone bench tops and european appliances • Huge 757m2 fully fenced private block

• Study or 5th bedroom

• Numerous indoor and outdoor living areas

• 4 car accomodation

• Large backyard with saltwater pool

• Close to numerous schools and the University




Inspect Saturday 24th June 11-11.30am Auction Auction 29th July 10am on site Internet ID 3203501 Steve Turner - 0412 679 488 steve@platinumproperties.com.au

Oppurtunity Knocks! 65 Nicklin Way, WARANA Home based business, investment or owner occupier? You be the judge! A rare opportunity to secure a unique property has just become available. Being walking distance to the Warana beaches and the expanding Kawana Shopping World this 3 bedroom home comes with a lot of extras. • 2 large sheds in the backyard • Living area with aircondioning



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• Inground pool

• Central location that boasts many business oppurtunities

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• Huge side access

• Outdoor patio and entertaining area

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• Walking distance to beaches and Kawana Shopping Centre

• Fully fenced


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AWESOME DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY – PET RESORT – MOFFAT BEACH – 6,343m2 153 Grigor Street, Moffat Beach This incredible, rare property features more than 1.5 acres of land a short walk from popular Moffat Beach. Currently featuring a 3 bedroom home plus a successful pet boarding business, this property offers several options. Either renovate and turn the property into a unique family retreat, land bank for inevitable future capital growth, develop and make a profit or continue running the established business, Caloundra Pet Resort, which offers short and long term boarding for cats and dogs. As well as supporting the pet boarding business, the property is home to two ponies and a dozen chickens. This is prime, flat land with gardens and established trees, plus plenty of grassed spaces.

3 Bed | 2 Bath | Unlimited Cars • More than 1.5 acres (6,343m ) of flat land • Income producing property with business • Comfortable 3 bedroom family home • Potential for investors to land bank/develop Price: By Negotiation - Contact Agent • Short walk to the beach, cafes, golf course • A piece of paradise primed for future growth Inspect: By Appointment • Property offers a lifestyle few could match Craig Porter 0411 554 880 2

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STUNNING 500M2 HOME ON EASY CARE 2 ACRES - 10 MINUTES TO MAROOCHYDORE AND BUDERIM 126 Glenfinnan Court, Forest Glen Boasting a commanding position with a beautiful serene outlook overlooking your own private, lush, landscaped 2 acres. Priced at over $450,000 below replacement, this is EXTREME value for a home of this calibre. This grand residence caters for the whole family with no less than 4 inside and outside living zones, a chefs kitchen, wine cellar, 5 car garaging and a workshop as well. A spacious office and four very generous sized bedrooms, with the potential of dual living on the lower level. Design your own inground pool in time for summer to complete this irreplaceable package. Call Craig now to arrange your viewing.

4 Bed | 3 Bath | 5 Car • Dual living option • 4 bed, office, 3 bath, 5 car • Refrigerated wine cellar • 2 meticulously landscaped acres • Elevated to capture breeze • First time offered for sale

Price: Buyers Over $1.4 Million Inspect: Saturday 24th June 12.15-1pm Craig Porter 0411 554 880

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AUCTION AUCTION THIS WEEKEND - WILL BE SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER! 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. With massive potential to update or add immediate value, this is a must to inspect! Committed owners have purchased elsewhere, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to secure one of the best buys in Alex Shores. Be quick!

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 24th June, 11am Inspect: Saturday From 10.30am Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

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AUCTION ALEXANDRA HEADLAND’S MOST ICONIC HOME - WILL BE SOLD 1 Kate Street, Alexandra Headland Don’t miss this opportunity to own the most admired residence in Alexandra Headland, positioned on arguably the best block in the Golden Triangle. Architecturally designed by Frank Raadschelder to capture the spectacular Northerly ocean views from almost every room in the home. Spread over three levels the home boasts designer kitchen, multiple living and outdoor areas, rooftop terrace, stunning inground pool and a self contained residence. All this within a two minute stroll to the famous Alex beach, restaurants and cafés. Luxury beachside buyers act immediately as this property will be SOLD on or before auction day,

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 6 Car • Six car garaging • Self contained residence • Two street frontage • Lift access throughout home • Security system • Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning • Blue chip location

Auction: On Site, Saturday 8th July at 1pm Inspect: Saturday 24th June 1-1.30pm Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188

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AUCTION EXCEPTIONAL MOOLOOLABA PENTHOUSE, MUST BE SOLD 5/31 Buderim Avenue, Mooloolaba Owners relocating and this penthouse must be sold! Truly unique with breathtaking 360 degree ocean and hinterland views, this sophisticated and stylish abode of timeless design will not disappoint. Occupying the top two floors of this small complex of only 5 units. Rich timber floors throughout, an incredible floor plan and over 500m2 of luxury living combine to create an unrivalled lifestyle opportunity. A must to inspect – call Karen or Loren today.

4 Bed | 2+ Bath | 5 Car • 360 degree breathtaking views • Beautiful alfresco entertaining area • 2 kitchens • Private pool, spa and sauna • Walk to restaurants and beaches • Secure parking for 5

Auction: On Site Saturday 15th July at 2pm Inspect: Saturday 24th June 1.45-2.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

1300 400 777 nextpropertygroup.com.au THE NEXT GENERATION IN REAL ESTATE

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ENTRY LEVEL ALEX - CLASSIC BEACH HOUSE MUST BE SOLD 62 Buderim Avenue, Alexandra Headland With so much on offer this is your one chance to buy and expand, upgrade or just keep as is, the home is set over three levels with changing views from all floors. There are 3 bedrooms plus a study (or 4th bedroom), two modernised bathrooms and two separate living areas. With expansive Northerly ocean views from the second living space you can check the surf before you leave the house. The owners have made it very clear, present all offers - the property must be sold! For more information or to book a private inspection please contact either Richard or Loren.

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car • Entry level Golden Triangle • Minutes to the beach • In ground swimming pool • Classic beach style living • Double lock up garage • Expansive ocean views • Outstanding location

Price: Please Contact Agent Inspect: Saturday 24th June 2-2.45pm Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188

AUCTION EXECUTIVE WATERFRONT HOME WITH DIRECT OCEAN ACCESS 19 Cuba Court, Kawana Island Offering an enviable waterfront lifestyle opportunity on prestigious Kawana Island. Perfectly positioned with an enviable North East aspect and direct ocean access. This immaculate architecturally designed home of superior quality surpasses all expectations. Surrounded by some of the most admired homes on the island, this stunning and sophisticated abode is in good company. Captivating and luxurious, the home offers open plan living, high ceilings and a designer kitchen encompassing the stunning pool. Low maintenance and combining spectacular views with an unsurpassed waterfront lifestyle, this is an opportunity not to be missed, call Karen today.

4 Bed | 3+ Bath | 2 Car • Direct ocean access outside the lock • Sought after North East aspect • Multiple living zones • Covered alfresco entertaining area • Minutes to new medical precinct • Heated inground pool • Private 10m pontoon and jetty

Auction: On Site Saturday 15th July,11am Inspect: Saturday 24th June 10.30-11am, Wednesday 28th June 5-5.45pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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f you’ve been hunting for a unique opportunity in Brightwater, then this could be it. The Sienna Q1 build by Plantation Homes has become one of Brightwater’s best-selling homes. Incorporating functional living with practical design elements, this home combines a modified floorplan which has an extended alfresco dining area on a 600m2 block. The master bedroom has a large dual-vanity ensuite finished with floor-to-ceiling tiles, walk-in robe and stacker doors opening to the spacious yard. A study is located at the entrance to the home.

23 GALAH PLACE, MOUNTAIN CREEK 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Low to mid $600,000s Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Michael Chapman 0422 010 000



4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2+ Car

Perfectly positioned with a North facing aspect and unrestricted deep water ocean access. Offering an unbeatable lifestyle in one of Mooloolaba’s most sought after locations. Captivating and luxurious, this architectually designed townhouse combines a sophisticated ambience with low maintenance living. A must to inspect.

Auction: On Site, Sunday 2nd July, 2.30pm Inspect: Saturday 24th June 9.45-10.15am, Thursday 29th June 5-5.45pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526

OVERSEAS OWNERS SAY SELL! 27 Albatross Avenue, Aroona

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car

Attention renovators - don’t miss this opportunity. Unlock the potential of this centrally located property or alternatively detonate to take advantage of this beautiful elevated block and build your dream home. Inspection is a must to appreciate the potential this property has to offer. Previously rented for $410 per week.

Auction: On Site, Saturday 8th July at 12pm Inspect: Saturday 24th June 9.4510.15am, Wednesday 28th June 5-5.45pm Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545

1300 400 777 nextpropertygroup.com.au THE NEXT GENERATION IN REAL ESTATE

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2/18 Blackall St, WOOMBYE

5442 1888

OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS & BEST BUYS WOOMBYE: 12 Sweet Water Street Sat 11-11.40 Impressive home – modern and well designed. 4brms, 2bath, 2 car (7mx7m) with 2.4m height access. Outdoor entertaining, plenty of room for a pool. Immaculate family home. Elevated position, quiet cul de sac. Priced to sell. Mid to High $500,000s

WOOMBYE: 32 Countryview St Large, impressive Queenslander. 2554m2 block, panoramic views, elevated position, sought after estate. 6 beds, 3 bath, 2 x internal living areas plus front and back decks to enjoy. 5 of the bedrooms are upstairs + an additional good size open office area. The 6th bedroom is downstairs – 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 $679,000

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY This rare property opportunity features more than one-and-ahalf acres of land located only a short walk from Moffat Beach. It currently has a three bedroom home plus a successful pet boarding business. There are several options including renovating and developing a unique family retreat or holding on to the land for inevitable future capital growth. Another option is to continue running the established business, Caloundra Pet Resort, which offers short and long term boarding for cats and dogs. As well as supporting the pet boarding business, the property is home to two ponies and a dozen chickens. This is prime, flat land with gardens and established trees.

153 GRIGOR STREET, MOFFAT BEACH 3 bed, 2 bath, unlimited car By negotiation Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Craig Porter 0411 554 880


54 GERRARD ROAD, EUDLO 2 bed, 1 bath, 4 car Reduced to sell $970,000 Craig Barnby Real Estate

This special This spe peci cial al p part artt of Eudlo ar Eud udlo lo Valley Valle ey is now open home this up ffor or ssale ale al e wi with th tthe he ffirst irst ir st o pen h pe weekend. The 75 acre land is private. It features a 900 metre entrance driveway, flat open paddocks plus an excellent water bore of 3000 litres an hour. There is underground irrigation and the original cottage is still located on the block. There is also a shed, stable and two-bay carport or tractor storage. The property is located four kilometres from Eudlo and 25 minutes to the beach.

WEST WOOMBYE: 9 Hamilton Rd Sat 12-12.40 Prestige 11 acre, Dual living retreat. Magnificent 2 storey home with d/stairs Granny flat or teenagers retreat. Open plan living, large deck, 4brms, 3bath, 2 living areas, 3car accomm. Dam, 2 sheds and more ! Buyer Interest from $800,000 ROSEMOUNT: 39 Pringle Rd Sat 1-1.40 Family home, 2 separate levels. Dual living opportunity! 4brms, 2bath, rumpus + games room, set on a 1305m2 block. Picturesque position in Rosemount. Town and tank water & more. Offers over $450,000 TOWEN MOUNTAIN: 91 Towen Mountain Rd Sat 1-1.40 A 3 year old .. Off The Grid! , self sufficient eco designed home complete with solar electricity, solar hot water, 90,000 ltr concrete water tank, large front and back decks with long range, panoramic views. Stylish modern design,fire rated construction with steel frame and colourbond sheeting, internal & external walls insulated and sound proof. Dam, creek along the border, plenty of land for livestock. Unique, quiet, private, 5 mins to schools, shops and services. 3brms, 1bath. Buyers Mid $600,000s WOOMBYE: Charming, character home with gorgeous rural views. Walk to Woombye, 3brms, 2bath + 1car. Living, kitchen and large outdoor deck overlook rural views. Downstairs is ideal teenagers retreat with ent. area Reduced to sell $349,000 WEST WOOMBYE: Unqiue and Private .. Character Plus! Acreage lifestyle with lowset family home consisting of 3brms + office. 1 bath & 1car. 3 bay shed with 3 phase power + 3 storage sheds. 1.19ha with forest back drop. Veranda, fireplace, aircon and more. $639,000


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Mooloolaba, 40 Tarcoola Avenue


Rare Opportunity In A Prime Lifestyle Location Define Property Agents have been appointed by the beneficiaries of the estate with the auction of 40 Tarcoola Avenue Mooloolaba, this is a very unique opportunity to buy an original 3 bedroom Mooloolaba home. Solid construction with new colour bond roof, this home is ready to renovate or lease as is for the investor, you won’t over capitalise in this sought after position. Within easy walking distance of the beach, plus located just a short stroll from the shopping and eateries of Mooloolaba, this is a truly exciting offering in a superb location.


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6.10pm Grand Designs. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 The Link. 8.00 Building Australia: The Weekender. 8.30 Unforgotten. (M) Cassie and Sunny visit a priest. 9.20 Line Of Duty. (M) 10.20 Lateline.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 MOVIE Forrest Gump. (1994) (M) Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Sally Field. A kind-hearted man recalls his life story. 11.20 To Be Advised.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 16. Wests Tigers v Gold Coast Titans. From Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney. 10.10 MOVIE Navy Seals. (1990) (M) Charlie Sheen, Dennis Haysbert, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. Dr Chris checks out Australia’s first cat café. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Singer-songwriter Beth Ditto performs. 9.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Chefs’ Line. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. (PG) 8.35 MOVIE Still Crazy. (1998) (M) Stephen Rea, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Nail. A man sets out to reunite his former band. 10.20 SBS News.


6pm Compass. 6.30 Gardening Australia. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Father Brown. (PG) 8.15 The Good Karma Hospital. (M) A British doctor moves to India. 9.05 New Tricks. (PG) The team looks into a student’s death. 10.05 Janet King. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE 2012. (2009) (PG) John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor. 10.10 MOVIE Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life. (2003) (M) Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Ciarán Hinds. An adventurer battles a megalomaniac.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 True Story. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Transformers: Age Of Extinction. (2014) (PG) Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz. 10.40 Here Come The Habibs! (PG) 11.25 MOVIE Jackie Chan’s First Strike. (1996) (M)

6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 6.30 To Be Advised. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Planet Earth: Jungles. (PG) Presented by Sir David Attenborough. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) The squad pursues a photographer. 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 48 Hours. (M)

6.30pm News. 7.30 Digging For Britain’s Secrets. 8.30 RocKwiz Salutes The Legends. (PG) RocKwiz pays homage to the best of Canada. 9.30 The Island With Bear Grylls. 10.30 MOVIE Killing Them Softly. (2012) (MA15+)


6pm Anh’s Brush With Fame. (PG) 6.30 Little Lunch. 7.00 ABC News. 7.40 Doctor Who. 8.30 Poldark. (M) 9.30 Death In Paradise. (M) A surfing instructor is murdered. 10.30 MOVIE Redfern Now: The Telemovie. (2015) (M)

6pm News. 7.00 House Rules. (PG) 8.30 Sunday Night. Hosted by Melissa Doyle. 9.30 Murder In The Skies: Germanwings Flight 9525. (PG) 10.30 Britain’s Busiest Airport: Heathrow. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 The Voice. (PG) 9.00 60 Minutes. Featuring reports from Liz Hayes, Tara Brown, Allison Langdon, Charles Wooley and Ross Coulthart. 10.00 The A List. (PG) 11.00 Soundbreaking: The Recording Artist. (M)

6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 MasterChef Australia. Chef Peter Gilmore sets the mystery box. 9.10 Bull. (M) Bull puts up the money for a class-action suit. 10.00 NCIS: New Orleans. (MA15+) 10.55 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 8. Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 The Mystery of Stonehenge. A look at Stonehenge. 8.30 The Putin Interviews. Part 3 of 4. Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone continues his discussion with Russian president Vladimir Putin. 10.30 Last Days Of Solitary.


6.10pm Grand Designs. (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) Hosted by Paul Barry. 9.35 Q&A.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 House Rules. (PG) 8.40 Wanted. (M) David’s mistakes catch up with him. 9.40 The Aussie Property Flippers. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 True Story With Hamish & Andy. (PG) 8.00 Here Come The Habibs! (PG) 8.45 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.45 MOVIE The Family. (2013) (MA15+) Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron.

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Aust. 8.45 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 9.45 Life In Pieces. (PG) 10.15 Prison Break: Resurrection. (M) 11.00 Elementary. (M)

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Dr Christian Will See You Now. (PG) A woman’s flaky scalp is treated. 8.30 24 Hours In Emergency: One False Move. A 12-year-old is airlifted to St George’s. 10.25 SBS World News Late Edition.


6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Ask The Doctor. (PG) 8.30 Through American Eyes: A Foreign Correspondent Special. A look at race relations in Australia. 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.00 Meet The Mavericks. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 First Dates Australia. (PG) 8.40 First Dates UK. (M) Singles experience the thrills of dating. 9.50 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. (M) 10.50 Big Kitchens. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 20 To One. (PG) 8.30 Love Child. Joan finds proof her baby was swapped at birth. 9.30 Operation Thailand. (M) 10.30 Embarrassing Bodies: Brighton. (M) 11.30 The Mysteries Of Laura. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 8.45 Shark Tank. (PG) Hosted by Sarah Harris. 9.45 NCIS. The team discovers faulty bulletproof vests. 10.45 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Chefs’ Line. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. (PG) 8.30 Filthy Rich And Homeless. (M) Part 1 of 3. 9.35 Dateline. 10.05 SBS World News Late Edition.


7pm News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Anh’s Brush With Fame. 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (M) Hosted by Shaun Micallef. 9.00 Ronny Chieng: International Student. (M) 9.30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. 10.20 Luke Warm Sex. (M)

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

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent. Hosted by Ant and Dec. 9.30 The Last Resort. It is the moments the participants have been working towards for a month, the make-or-break ring ceremony. 11.00 Chicago Med. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. The contestants tackle a team challenge. 8.30 Offspring. (M) Geraldine calls the family together. 9.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) A cache of firearms is stolen from a gun range. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Extreme Railway Journeys: The Diamond Railway. Presented by Chris Tarrant. 8.30 Filthy Rich And Homeless. (M) Part 2 of 3. 9.30 Fargo. Gloria follows the money. 10.35 SBS News.



6.05pm Grand Designs. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 The Checkout. (PG) 8.30 Janet King. (M) Janet discovers who is behind the syndicate. 9.30 Cleverman. (M) Koen must bring together the Zoners. 10.25 Lateline.

6.30pm News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Surveillance Oz: Crazy Carpark Capers. (PG) 8.30 The World’s Most Luxurious Ship. (PG) A look at the Seven Seas Explorer. 9.30 Air Crash Investigation: Disaster At Tenerife. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 17. Parramatta Eels v Canterbury Bulldogs. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 9.50 The NRL Footy Show. (M) A look at the latest NRL news. 11.30 The AFL Footy Show. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) An athlete is sexually assaulted. 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 Blue Bloods. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Chefs’ Line. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. 8.05 Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: Melbourne. 8.30 Filthy Rich And Homeless. Part 3 of 3. 9.30 Filthy Rich And Homeless Live.


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6pm Baggage Battles. (PG) 6.30 World’s Craziest Fools. (PG) 7.00 AFL Pre-Game Show. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 14. Sydney v Essendon. 11.00 Klondike Gold Fever. 12am Ink Master.

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

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. (S) 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 New Girl. 8.30 MOVIE John Tucker Must Die. (2006) (PG) 10.30 Dating Naked.


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6pm For The Love Of Dogs. (PG) 6.30 Mighty Planes. 7.30 Extreme Railways. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Last Vegas. (2013) (M) 10.45 Mighty Planes. 11.45 The Layover.

7.30pm MOVIE Tron: Legacy. (2010) (PG) Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges. 10.00 MOVIE That’s My Boy. (2012) (MA15+) 12.20am Ink Master. (M)

7pm MOVIE Babe. (1995) (G) Magda Szubanski, James Cromwell, Zoe Burton. 9.00 MOVIE Patch Adams. (1998) (M) Robin Williams. 11.20 Two And A Half Men. (PG)

7pm MOVIE Forever Young. (1992) (PG) 9.05 MOVIE The Thomas Crown Affair. (1999) (M) Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary. 11.30 Scott & Bailey. (M)

6pm The Life Of Mammals. 7.00 MOVIE M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell And Amen. (1983) (PG) 9.30 Building Invincible. (PG) 10.30 48 Hours. (M) 11.30 Megastructures.

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Raymond. 7.30 Last Man Standing. 8.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 9.30 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 10.00 The Great Indoors. 10.30 Don’t Trust The B----.

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7.30pm True Story. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Dark Knight Rises. (2012) (M) Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman. 11.45 Two And A Half Men. (PG)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 The Good Life. 8.10 New Tricks. (PG) 9.20 MOVIE The Wild Bunch. (1969) (MA15+) William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan.

6pm M*A*S*H. 7.00 Scorpion. 8.00 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 8.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Race 8. Dutch Grand Prix. 10.00 Building Invincible. (PG)

6pm Frasier. 6.30 MOVIE Mr. Peabody & Sherman. (2014) (PG) 8.30 Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures. 9.00 The Graham Norton Show. 10.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia.

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Doctor Who. 8.20 Sammy J’s Democratic Party. 8.35 Louis Theroux: Law And Disorder In Philadelphia. 9.35 A Girl And A Gun. 10.50 Fancy Boy.

6pm SCU. (PG) 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 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 xXx. (2002) (M) 11.00 America’s Hardest Prisons. 12.15am Talking Footy.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Science Of Stupid. (M) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE The Expendables 2. (2012) (MA15+) 11.30 Street Outlaws. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Planet Earth II. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Murder By Numbers. (2002) (M) Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling. 11.05 DCI Banks. (MA15+)

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Four Brothers. (2005) (M) Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Garrett Hedlund. 10.50 The Last Man On Earth. (M) 11.50 Cheers.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 MOVIE The Maze Runner. (2014) (M) 10.50 James Corden.


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6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.50 Cold Case. (M) 11.50 To Be Advised.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 48 Hours. (M) 9.30 Countdown To Murder. (M) 10.30 48 Hours. (M) 11.30 Diagnosis Murder. (PG)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 MOVIE Top Secret! (1984) (M) 10.30 How I Met Your Mother.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Bodyshockers: Nips, Tucks And Tattoos. 9.05 Four Corners. 9.55 Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central. 10.25 Fancy Boy.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Jonathan Creek. (M) 8.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. (M) 10.30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 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 American Pickers.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.00 Police Ten 7. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Outbreak. (1995) (M) Dustin Hoffman. 11.00 Airplane Repo. (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 10.50 Silent Witness. (MA15+)

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Building Invincible. (PG) 8.30 Attenborough’s The Life Of Mammals. 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 Countdown To Murder. (M) 11.30 Legends. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. 9.30 Pacific Heat. 10.00 Bob’s Burgers.

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 8.50 The Inbetweeners. 9.20 Comedy Up Late. 9.50 Live At The Apollo. 10.45 Fancy Boy.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Keeping Up Appearances. (PG) 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. 10.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm Beverly Hills Pawn. 6.30 American Pickers. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 10.00 ScreenPLAY. (MA15+) 10.30 Big Bang. 11.30 Inside West Coast Customs. 12.30am The Front Bar.

6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Cliffhanger. (1993) (M) 11.15 Dog And Beth: On The Hunt.

6pm Friends. 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Weird Wonders Of The World. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Blown Away. (1994) (M) 11.05 Blackadder Goes Forth. 11.45 Heartbeat.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Territory Cops. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE True Justice: Blood Alley. (2012) (M) Steven Seagal, Tanaya Beatty, Adrian Holmes. 11.00 Graceland. (M)

6.30pm Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 Sex And The City. 9.05 Sex And The City. 9.40 Sex And The City. 10.20 Sex And The City.



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7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Catfish: The TV Show. (PG) 9.00 Sugar Sisters. (M) 9.45 Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am. 10.15 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 11.00 That ’70s Show.


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Well, the Fiji Pro concluded with Matt Wilkinson winning the title out from under fellow Australian Connor O’Leary. That’s one kid who is definitely going to get even better. Five out of the top 10 surfers are Aussies. Julian is now back in the top 10. This is good news heading into J-Bay. Seek and they shall score – had a buddy make an early morning walk around to Granite last week. He scored three to four foot perfection with only four guys out. Sign me up for that stuff. Seems to be a lot of dolphins around lately so I can only assume there must be a few fish around. Watching them as you swim or surf makes life pretty darn special. I’ve even heard that a few whales have been spotted doing their migration north. I can’t wait for their return during the late August and September months. This weekend the conditions look super sweet with amazing weather, but only small waves. So get what you can. I must admit it really has not been that cold. So, enjoy the weekend peeps. The early indication is that it’s looking good for the next few months. Actually I made that up, I have no idea. I’m just putting a positive spin out into the universe.







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The more compassionately you communicate, the more smoothly the week will proceed. But – if you are stubborn – then expect close relationships to be rather chaotic. Possessive behaviour will also lead to a fraction too much friction.

Geminis are fabulous at formulating ideas, discussing dreams and talking about future plans. But – with dynamic Jupiter and Mars connecting with Mercury (your ruler) – it really is time to be passionately proactive and actually walk your talk.


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ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20) Monday’s Mars/Neptune trine is fabulous for pouring energy into creative projects. It also encourages you to help a family member who’s going through a rough patch. But reckless behaviour could mar the rest of the week so tread carefully.


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LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23)


On Monday, Mars and Neptune activate your humanitarian side. So it’s the perfect time to lend a hand to someone who’s in need, at home or far away. Be inspired by birthday great Princess Diana “Everyone has the potential to give something back.”

Lions love drama, and there’ll be plenty of it this week. You’re keen to persuade others but don’t use manipulation to achieve your aims. There’s much more to a current situation than meets the eye, so don’t jump to conclusions.

You have a lot on your plate but if you multi-task, you’ll get things done. The stars highlight networking with a wide range of friends and acquaintances. If you have to speak up in a group, choose your words wisely, as there are many opinions to consider.

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ACROSS 1 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 23 24 25 26 27


2 3 4 5 6 7 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22

Hatred (5) Barricaded-off area of town (2-2,4) Distort (5) Quick retort (8) Book of maps (5) Morass (3) Change course suddenly (6) Windcheater (6) 24 hours (3) Investigate (5) The Americas (3,5) Cautious (5) A veteran (3-5) Stringed musical instrument (5)


City’s business quarter (8) On an upper floor (8) Florid ornamental style (6) Gamblers’ card game (5) Brief respite (5) Ungainly (5) Bottom of river (3) Carefree and merry (3) Computer programs (8) Aggressive promotion (4,4) Of the same type (6) Take pleasure in (5) A root vegetable (5) Reasoned thought (5)




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





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Business and work matters are favoured, as you put creative ideas into action and rub shoulders with influential people. Don’t be a wallflower. Speak up and promote your talents! If you procrastinate, then opportunities will pass you by.

This week’s stars boost your personal magnetism – and your manipulative side. Pluto gives you a surge that increases your desire to be in charge but, if you want to avoid power struggles and unpleasant dramas, then stop trying to control others.

Is it always appropriate to be frank? And is honesty always the best policy? You’re in the mood to rock the boat and be even more open and honest than usual (especially on Tuesday). But is everyone ready for your special brand of truth serum?




Your compulsive side is likely to go into overdrive this week, as powerful Pluto amps up your obsession with perfection. But family and friends may find your standards far too demanding. If you push too hard, you’ll just end up driving them away.

Monday’s Mars/Neptune trine is terrific for experiencing fiery bursts of creative inspiration. But fabulous ideas on their own won’t get you far. You must also work on streamlining your daily routine so you are more proactive, productive and persistent.

Get proactive! Your creativity and intuition fire up on Monday, as you take an idea and spin it into a golden reality. If you’re involved with a group, club or organisation, then expect power plays and personality clashes to increase as the week develops.

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



Wild Australian dog Australian opera singer and a peach dessert A Canadian territory A large group of people Game played by the All Blacks and the Wallabies Thin French pancake Spanish for ‘friend’ To play a guitar



SCATTERWORD: BOWSTRING, browsing, sowing, brown, owing, wongi, wring, swing, grown, wrong, wrist, sworn, worst, brow, swob, wing, swig, twig, gown, grow, wino, twin, writ, wist, worn, snow, sown, nowt, town, wont, wort, stow, swot, wost.

JUNIOR X-WORD: Dingo, Melba, Yukon, Crowd, Rugby, Crepe, Amigo, Strum (DAYDREAM),

CROSSWORD: ACROSS: 1 Odium 8 No-go area 9 Twist 10 Comeback 11 Atlas 12 Bog 16 Swerve 17 Anorak 18 Day 23 Study 24 New World 25 Cagey 26 Old-timer 27 Cello DOWN: 2 Downtown 3 Upstairs 4 Rococo 5 Poker 6 Break 7 Gawky 12 Bed 13 Gay 14 Software 15 Hard sell 19 Allied 20 Enjoy 21 Swede 22 Logic


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THE FUNNY SIDE OF POLITICS Of all the political quotes Richard O’Leary has collected in his life, his favourite is by a Sunshine Coast politician.


ichard, an opinion is a bit like a bum, everybody has one and most are full of sh*t.” That’s the sanitised version of one of the blunter pieces of advice I’ve been given by a politician in my role as a media advisor over the years. And I have to say its simple message about not all arguments being born equal has proven true enough. It’s made the list of my favourite political quotes and witticisms, which I’ve been collecting since I was old enough to vote. This remains a favourite: “You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.” Now I don’t live in Washington but I did buy a dog and called it Truman after the US President who made that remark. Author Mark Twain suggested a canine may also be a smarter companion than one you may find in

America’s political swamp: “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.’’ I may not be the biggest fan of Ronald Reagan but he was great for a one-liner – the then 73-year-old delivered this one during the 1984 Presidential debate with Walter Mondale: “I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.” JFK was more philosophical: “You know nothing for sure… except the fact that you know nothing for sure.’’ While Lincoln wished some people would just shut up: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” In Australia, Whitlam had a long list of memorable bon mots, but I’ll overlook his Kerr’s cur comments to provide an insight

into his take on politics: “The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-Interest always runs a good race.” Keating was the king of put-downs in Australia, and John Hewson was often on the wrong end of the political pineapple: “It was the limpest performance I have ever seen ... it was like being flogged with a warm lettuce. It was like being mauled by a dead sheep.” Churchill was Britain’s heavyweight champ: “In those days he was wiser than he is now – he used frequently to take my advice.” But my all-time favourite quip from a politician is from former Sunshine Coast Mayor Bob Abbot, who gave this answer when asked what advice he had for retiring councillors about life after politics: “Don’t wear a red shirt in Bunnings.” olearylastword@gmail.com


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