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ove her, or not, there is no denying that Constance Hall is authentic and gutsy. She has stood strong against the haters and defended her rights as both a woman and a writer, continuing to share her stories for the world – and her tribe of ‘queens’ – to enjoy. Constance has also devoted time to causes close to her heart and has raised much-needed funds for a Kenyan-based organisation, which provides a home for sexually-abused children. She visited the Coast last Friday to speak at Mix FM’s Give Me 5 For Kids fundraiser and tickets for her talk sold out fast. Constance has overcome her fair share of obstacles, including dyslexia and negativity from the media, which resulted in her pressing the pause button on her writing career earlier this year. She has since reclaimed her “right to blog” about her life, warts and all. As deputy editor Leigh Robshaw so beautifully put in this week’s profile about Constance: “In a world of unrealistic female ideals, she’s a warrior for the real.” From real women to real issues, this edition we also we tackle the controversy surrounding euthanasia. It is a discussion that is gaining momentum with the Victorian Government gearing up to make a decision on proposed new laws. Our feature story presents both sides of the argument. The question remains: is there a place in our society for legalised assisted dying?
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GAME ON First job? Picking fruit in Stanthorpe when I was 13. I had to work there in the Christmas holidays. What are you currently working on? I have a half share in Augello’s in Mooloolaba, I do media work for Fox Sports NRL 360, and I’m on ABC Radio for the Broncos. Your family includes. . . My wife and two sons, Jeb 11 and Ash, eight. First car? Diahatsu Charade turbo, 900 cc. It was a car with turbo that didn’t go fast, it was all show. What are you reading? Shantaram, it’s the biggest book I’ve ever read in my life, I’m up to about page 400.
parking. We’re going through natural growth pains. We need to package it up so it’s easier to live here, easier to get about and for visitors to do their business. Best day in your life? My marriage/birth of my children. And winning the 1995 State of Origin series. It was the most underdog team ever for Queensland, nine rookies and a rookie coach, Paul Vautin. We picked a bunch of nobodies – it was the greatest example of a star team versus a team of stars. It was an amazing experience and the best team I’ve ever been in, in terms of doing the unthinkable. Not only did we win, we won the series 3–0. Your greatest regret? My club, the North Sydney Bears going into liquidation and they now don’t exist in the NRL. I played for them for 11 years. They finished at the end of ‘99 and I retired the next day at 28.
Favourite song? I’m a Bruce Springsteen junkie. He’s a poet of the people, he just seems to have been someone who has had the longevity for 30 or 40 years. I was afraid to go to his concert a few years ago in Brisbane because I thought he might not live up to my expectations, which had been simmering since I was 14. He didn’t disappoint.
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BIO Former rugby league player Billy Moore was thrilled with the Maroons’ Origin II win, saying it brought back memories of the 1995 State of Origin, when his team of underdogs won the series 3–0. After his retirement in 1999, he moved to the Sunshine Coast to begin a new life. He lives at Alexandra Headland, is co-owner of Mooloolaba restaurant Augello’s and a TV and radio sports commentator.
Best advice you’ve been given? In the face of adversity there’s always some good if you have the courage and determination to find it. Pat Jarvis told me that when I was laying in Brookvale Oval holding my jaw together – I had a triple jaw fracture. He sat beside me and said those words. My jaw was wired shut for 14 weeks, but it was the best thing that ever happened to me because I worked out I wanted to play ruby league more than anything. I came back bigger, fitter and stronger.
What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? Alex Beach. It’s as good a beach as I’ve ever seen, it has a bit of a surf break, you can meander your way down the beach to Maroochy, you’re right in the heart of it but you feel a million miles away. If you could change one thing on the Coast, what would it be? Upgrade our infrastructure with a click of my fingers so we’re modernised. Upgrade roads, traffic flow,
What achievement are you most proud of? Transitioning out of rugby league to do something else in life. A lot of sportspeople have a lot of trouble, I’m still trying to be the best I can be, when you’re young you have one dream. It’s difficult to find something else that captivates you.
You are happiest when? I’m around my family and we’re relaxed in our house, sitting on my rocking chair having a cup of tea and reading a book. What frustrates you the most? Indecision, in myself and those around me. I’m a Taurus, I love to be planned, love to have a bit of structure and know where I’m heading. If you could tell your 18-year-old self anything, what would it be? Same thing my mother told me: take life one step at a time. Tea or coffee? Tea, never had a coffee in my life. I’m a green tea freak. I used to make my mother and father International Roast and it never used to smell very good. NRL or AFL? NRL – I go for anyone but Manly. I appreciate all sports, I appreciate athleticism.
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1996 – Nelson Mandela stepped down as President of South Africa. 2011 – It’s been six years since the final Harry Potter film premiered.
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EUTHANASIA: RIGHT OR WRONG? The topic of euthanasia is an emotive one, and the reasons for and against are passionately argued. But it’s important we keep the conversation going about one of society’s last taboos. WORDS: Candice Holznagel.
“We do argue for the right to have a choice about what happens to us at the end of our lives” Andrew Denton
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our months ago today, my dad took his final breath. Even now, it feels wrong to write those words. His final journey was short. The diagnosis had come seven weeks earlier and led to a sudden hospitalisation at the beginning of February. Days before he died, he was transferred to a wonderfully kind and professional palliative care ward. The days were nightmarishly long. Waiting in a darkened room for one of the most important people in your life to die is heartbreaking; emotionally and physically draining. We were told he couldn’t feel the pain, that his ragged gasps sounded worse than they were. When fluid backs up in your lungs, you fight for breath, drowning and fighting. The only thing we could do was beg the nurses to help our dad, to relieve him of his pain until finally the syringe driver delivered the final dose of morphine. Suicide is no longer considered a crime in Australia and yet euthanasia is. Our country’s most recognised euthanasia campaigner, Andrew Denton, questioned the humanity of this while addressing the National Press Club in August: “In Australia right now, if you are dying and wish to end your suffering, by law you are allowed to commit suicide, with all the darkness and trauma it entails. “Also by law, you can opt for a slow exit, refusing treatment, including food and water, even if it’s life sustaining. How extraordinary is this, to live in a society where it is legally and ethically acceptable for a dying patient to endure a slow, tortuous death by dehydration and starvation – or to end their life violently and alone. Yet, it is legally and ethically unacceptable for that dying patient to choose a quick and painless end to their suffering.” Denton is the founder of Go Gentle Australia, an organisation founded in 2016 to campaign for, and encourage conversation, about voluntary euthanasia laws. Go Gentle has released a book entitled The Damage Done, which details 72 testimonies of the “damage being done across Australia in the absence of a law for voluntary euthanasia”. The pages of this book tell the stories of TV journalist Tracey Spicer, whose dying mother beseeched her to end the pain, the grandfather who, wracked by cancer, hung himself on the clothes line behind the house. “Had the abuses, cruelty and harm inflicted by our laws, and so vividly captured in this book, happened within one institution, our politicians would surely have acted on them long ago,’’ Denton said. “But because they have happened in many places – palliative care wards, nursing homes, general hospitals, people’s houses – and because each has been a private tragedy, they have been
invisible. Ignorable, deniable. We don’t argue for a right to die. Death is not a right. Death is a fact at the end of life. We do argue for the right to have a choice about what happens to us at the end of our lives.’’ July 1 marked 21 years since the Northern Territory introduced a voluntary euthanasia law. Nine short months later, the laws – which were an Australian first – were axed by the Howard Government. There are now 100 million people worldwide who have the right to choose their fate upon becoming terminally ill. Euthanasia is legalised in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Colombia, Canada, Belgium, Luxembourg and some US states. Statistics show that four per cent of all deaths in the Netherlands are assisted, while it’s two per cent in Belgium. In the US state of Oregon, assisted dying makes up less than half a per cent of all deaths.
“Queensland state politicians are the least socially progressive MPs in Australia” Marshall Perron
In Australia, 28 attempts have been made in the various state parliaments to pass an assisted dying law – 15 of these have been in South Australia, with the most recent knocked back in November. New South Wales and Victoria are debating the issue. In Queensland, the issue is yet to grow momentum, says Sunshine Coast resident and former politician Marshall Perron. “Queensland state politicians are the least socially progressive MPs in Australia,’’ he tells My Weekly Preview. “Despite approaches from advocates for many years not a single Queensland MP has been prepared to even table a report on voluntary euthanasia and that is a far cry from introducing a private member’s bill. Most of them refuse to engage in debate or answer correspondence on the subject.” myweeklypreview.com.au
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FEATURE STORY Perron was the Northern Territory’s Chief Minister in the 1990s and was instrumental in passing the voluntary euthanasia bill. At the time, he was surprised by the national and global traction the decision garnered. “The outpouring of emotion from individuals who had a dreadful experience to recount was also a surprise,’’ he says. “Stories that had been bottled up for years within a family finally had a catalyst to be told. I always believed that someone who was suffering and while dying should have the option of hastening their death to end misery. “Being in parliament gave me the opportunity to introduce a private member’s bill to give people that right. I felt that even if it did not succeed it would advance the day someone else picked up the cause and tried. “Vetoing the law was a tragedy for all of those who would have taken advantage of it to relieve unbearable suffering.” Perron says legalised euthanasia “offends’’ powerful individuals, particularly those with a strong religious faith. “I personally do not see any valid arguments against a law that stipulates only a competent adult with unbearable suffering can initiate a request for assisted dying and protecting a doctor’s right to refuse to participate in the process. “There has been a gradual change in public opinion over the 20 years I have been tracking the issue. Today 85 per cent of Australian adults believe the law should allow assisted dying.” Sunshine Coast resident and Queensland’s Dying with Dignity president Sharon Tregoning is lobbying politicians. With a state election looming, it will be at least 12 months before Queenslanders see any movement. “In some ways we are treading water,” Tregoning says. Currently, Queensland law permits doctors to administer drugs to relieve suffering even if the drugs shorten the patient’s life. “Euthanasia is about choice, it’s control, dignity,” Tregoning says. “Voluntary euthanasia gives you the ability to say, ‘this is what I want for my life’. Palliative sedation is not always driven by the individual; there is not necessarily autonomy involved.’’ In November, the Australian Medical
Association (AMA) confirmed its stance on the issue after reviewing its policy on physician-assisted suicide as part of its five-year policy review. The AMA is supportive of a functioning and well-funded palliative care system. President Dr Michael Gannon says the AMA retains the position that doctors should not be involved in providing either euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide. “This was reaffirmed… after an extensive consultation with members that, despite revealing similar differences of views amongst the members to that of the community, did not indicate a case for change from a position which is consistent with that of the World Medical Association. However, the new position does acknowledge that laws in relation to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are ultimately a matter for society and government. In saying this, the AMA believes that should some form of assisted dying become legal, the medical profession must be involved in the development of relevant legislation.” He adds that while palliative care services are good, Australians need to have better knowledge about and access to those services. “The AMA strongly advocates that any change to the laws in relation to euthanasia and/or physician assisted suicide must never compromise the provision and resourcing of end-of-life care and palliative care. In the vast majority of cases, timely access to palliative care can allow patients to die in comfort and with dignity.”
THE DEBATE The University of the Sunshine Coast and NOOSA alive! are hosting a Euthanasia – Assisted Dying Law discussion on Saturday, July 22 at Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort from 10am. Panellists include Melbourne surgeon and past president of Dying with Dignity Dr Rodney Syme, Dying with Dignity supporter Shayne Higson and palliative care nurse Sandra Gilbert. Visit noosaalive.com.au/event/ euthanasia for tickets.
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THE ARGUMENT AGAINST Legalised assisted dying has a lengthy history and it’s a one that has been observed with much controversy and debate. There are two sides to every story and when it comes to this story, Australians have strong opinions. Those opposing the practice fear there is little way to control assisted dying laws and people will turn to the option in droves – this is known as the ‘slippery slope’ argument. Pro-campaigners believe safeguards including multiple medical opinions, absence of coercion, cooling-off periods, witnesses and palliative care options will ward off problematic issues. However, the question still remains: once legalised, what is stopping the laws from spiralling out of control? This concern is backed by global statistics including facts which have come out of Belgium in recent years. A report in the British journal BMJ Open detail how psychiatrists are prescribing fatal doses of drugs to clinically depressed patients. Between October 2007 and December 2011, 48 patients at a clinic in Belgium were diagnosed with conditions that were “unbearable’’ or “untreatable’’ and as a result were offered a lethal injection. A total of 100 patients, suffering from depression, schizophrenia and Asperger’s syndrome, requested the treatment. In the Netherlands, a 1990 study reportedly shows that despite a safeguard law stating euthanasia can be delivered only at the request of the patient, around 30 per cent of cases were completed without. Right to Life Australia, which is mounting a campaign against the Victorian government’s bill, last week flew Oregonbased campaigner Professor William Toffler to Australia. He says there are now moves in Oregon to expand the law to cover patients who are given a 12-month diagnosis – the beginning of the slippery slope. “These are very bright people, very politically savvy [people] who use the pseudonyms ‘dying with dignity’,’’ Toffler tells My Weekly Preview. “They buy the public into it, craft it into language… [that it’s] all totally controlled. It is not. In every single place… it expands.
“In Belgium a year-and-a-half ago a convicted murderer asked for euthanasia. It allows him to be euthanised; there is nothing wrong with him. It’s showing once accepted in principal there is no way of controlling it.” Toffler says since legally introduced into Oregon 20 years ago, euthanasia laws have also resulted in a “profound shift” in the attitude towards medical professionals. “I’m really hoping that Australians don’t repeat Oregon’s mistake. It is the corruption of the practice of medicine. It creates a distrust of patients and physicians. It is uncontrollable and impossible not to circumscribe. There is no logic that someone with six months to live can kill themselves, but those with 12 months to live can’t.” He says society needs to allow people to trust in their doctors and introducing euthanasia will remove this trust. “The ultimate secular argument I’ve heard is if society wants to embrace this, it should be someone besides doctors, maybe veterinarians, that way there is no conflict. “It’s not good for the culture but I’d say at least we’ve maintained the ethic that people can trust their doctors. The bottom line is we’re saying to people that killing yourself is actually dignified. This is crazy.’’
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WORLD RENOWNED STRUCTURE HEADS TO THE COAST The Architects of Air have toured the Arboria luminarium since 1992 in 43 countries, welcoming more than three million visitors at more than 600 exhibitions across five continents and the Sunshine Coast will be the first regional area to host the monumental pneumatic walk-in sculpture. The huge, air-filled structure will be exhibited at the University of the Sunshine Coast from August 25 to September 3 as part of the Sunshine Coast Council’s annual Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture. Register your interest for free tickets to at horizonfestival.com.au. Tickets available online from July 14.
NO TIME TO WASTE: PIPE INSTALLATION BEGINS IN CBD The first stage of underground pipes for Maroochydore’s automated waste collection system are being installed by designer and manufacturer Envac, visiting from South Korea, alongside teams from Sunshine Coast Council, SunCentral and lead contractor Shadforths. The waste system is the first of its kind for an Australian CBD and will be installed in stages over the coming decade to make the 53-hectare Maroochydore City Centre one of the cleanest and greenest in the country. Rather than using wheelie bins, waste will be transported from commercial buildings and apartments at up to 70 kilometres per hour through a 6.5-kilometre system of underground vacuum pipes.
WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS Get back to nature and learn more about Australian wildflowers and where to find them with the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland. Learn about the conservation activities, writings and paintings of Kathleen McArthur and view some of her work at libraries across the Coast in the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of the Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival. Workshops will be held at Maroochydore on July 11, Beerwah on July 19, Kawana on July 21, Caloundra on August 8 and Nambour on August 15. For more information, visit library. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.
There is still time for eligible community groups working to benefit the Buderim community to apply for grants up to $10,000 to assist them with their work. The Buderim Foundation’s 2017 Community Grants Program is accepting applications until midnight on July 14. Everything you need to know about applying, and the user-friendly application form, can be found in the Grant Application Guide on buderimfoundation.org.au. Successful applicants will be announced at the 2017 Community Grants Celebration on September 9.
SHARED STORIES HELP FOSTER RECONCILIATION The Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group is bringing a unique set of seminars to the region aimed at bringing both Indigenous and non-Indigenous locals together to share their collective stories and perspectives. The first, First Nations’ Languages, will be held on July 18 at the CWA Hall, 17 Kalinga Street, Caloundra from 8.30am. Local Kabi Kabi (also referred to as Gubbi Gubbi) elder and speaker Hope O’Chin will join Torres Strait Islander and educator Alister Bartholomew, Saibaialgal elder Uncle Milton Walit and field linguists and Bible translators Rod and Judy Kennedy as guest speakers. To find out more, contact Maggie Ross on email@example.com or 0432 853 998.
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COUNCIL GIVES OK TO PUMICESTONE PASSAGE PLAN
A plan to manage the Pumicestone Passage and its catchment for the next three years has been endorsed by Sunshine Coast Council. The new 32-point plan builds on the success of the Pumicestone Passage and Catchment Action Plan 2013–2016 and targets improved water quality and enhanced habitats and biodiversity. It was prepared with the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay councils along with the Pumicestone Catchment Network – a group of more than 30 community, industry and government organisations. The passage has diverse habitats that sustain regional fisheries, marine turtles, dugong and bird species, and is also home to about 60,000 people. It also supports regionally significant forestry and farming.
ICONIC MOOLOOLABA CARAVAN PARK FAREWELLED The lease on iconic Mooloolaba Esplanade Holiday Park expired last Friday and the last tourists bid an emotional farewell to the popular beachfront destination. The Sunshine Coast Council voted not to extend the park’s lease in 2015 and the land is now set to be converted into public space. In the meantime, the Division 4 councillor John Connolly says it will become a temporary car park while the Brisbane Road car park is developed. Connolly says community consultation showed more than 70 per cent of the thousands of respondents wanted to see the land opened for public use.
MAROOCHY BEACH GYMNASTS WIN Maroochy Beach Gymnastics athletes have continued to shine in competition after fire razed its clubhouse. The club had 32 women and 13 men competing in the Border Challenge and Queensland Club Championships, held in Caloundra last weekend. In the women’s border challenge, Rhiani Lizemore and the Queensland team took out third all around and Isabella Stevens came third on the floor. The men’s Division D team took out second on floor, third in vault and fifth all around, while the women’s level seven secured third on uneven bars, second on the floor and third all around.
For the first time in Australian history, the number of people who claim to have ‘no religion’ on the Census has overtaken Catholics. The latest Census data release showed the ‘no religion’ category rose from 22.6 per cent to 29.6 per cent — nearly double the 16 per cent in 2001 – and those identifying as Catholic dropped from 25.3 per cent to 22.6 per cent. This means the number of Christians in total still made up 51 per cent of the population, and Islam (2.6 per cent) and Buddhism (2.4 per cent) were the next most common religions reported.
LOCAL PHILANTHROPISTS RECOGNISED Maroochydore’s Roy and Nola Thompson were named the Queensland Higher Education philanthropists of 2017 at the recent Queensland Community Foundation’s philanthropy awards in Brisbane. The award recognises their generous support for the University of the Nola and Roy Thompson with Sunshine Coast. The Thompsons’ first Professor Greg Hill and Sir donations to USC in 2011 and 2012 Angus Houston were for 150 Study Support Bursaries and they went on to donate half of the funding for the multi-level car park at USC, with an agreement for funds raised from the car park to go towards student scholarships and bursaries. They also donated the $7 million building that now houses the Thompson Institute.
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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BLOGGING QUEEN CONSTANCE HALL RECLAIMS HER CROWN With more than a million social media followers, WA’s rockstar blogger Constance Hall hasn’t escaped controversy. My Weekly Preview spoke with Hall, who was on the Coast last Friday for Mix FM’s Give Me 5 For Kids lunch, about what gives her strength. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.
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onstance Hall is sitting barefoot on a big floor cushion in her hotel room at the Novotel Twin Waters, talking at lightning speed in her husky voice, throwing F-bombs around and laughing a deep, guttural laugh. In good spirits and literally glowing, she’s happy for the world to know she’s madly in love with her new man Denim Cooke and back to doing what she does best. After a barrage of online hate and negative media prompted her to pull back from her highly personal blog earlier this year, she has returned stronger, smarter, more defiant and determined to take charge of her own story and embrace her success. “I met this amazing PR chick who works for Sony and she toured me,” she tells My Weekly Preview. “She said, ‘reclaim your right to blog about your life’. A lightbulb came on and I was like, I need to reclaim my right to blog about my life! Because I’d lost that. All of a sudden all these news outlets are writing about my life and I’m just hiding from it, going, I want to do these daily updates but I can’t do that because Denim will be in the background, or one of his kids, and everyone’s going to scrutinise us.” She met kindred free spirit Denim (yes, it’s his real name) at a skate park in Perth in February and they now share her Margaret River home with her four kids and his two teenage sons, who she describes as beautiful, polite kids who treat her four younger children with care and kindness. A lot of people love Hall – she counts US celebrities Ashton Kutcher and Ellen DeGeneres as fans – but a lot of people love to hate her. When news spread of her new romance, she copped a lot of flak, despite her insistence her troubled relationship with her children’s father Bill Mahon was over before she met Denim. She puts a lot of the public criticism she receives down to tall poppy syndrome and says as much as she loves the sisterhood, there’s an “underlying cattiness in women that can’t be ignored and has to be talked about”. “Men love to say, you women are your worst enemies. You’re such bitches. Well, we’re living in a patriarchal society and we don’t feel adequate. We feel like we’re getting squashed all the time so there’s an innate desire to step on another woman to help ourselves up. It comes from us not being appreciated; we’ve actually been turned against each other in the media. Every time you read a headline it’s, such and such flaunts her new body. But it’s not like that with blokes. “When my blog first started going viral I thought, I will never ever diss another chick. If someone is doing something in the spotlight that I don’t agree with, I’ll just ignore it. But there
was nothing I could do about the fact that I was just going to get dissed anyway. I thought OK, you just have to get thicker skin, there’s no other option because you can’t make everyone like you, you can’t remain entertaining and funny and also be likeable. Now I just accept it. “Do you know what I do to make myself feel better? I look at other women with high profiles – like, way higher than mine – and I look at their comments sections. I look at how people talk to Amy Schumer, who’s one of my idols and the way people talk about Kim Kardashian, who I secretly just f - - king love because I think she’s so funny. I go, well, everybody just hates women who rise and that sort of gives me strength.” She recalls some advice musician Clare Bowditch gave her and she promptly took on board: “She said, own your success. If we don’t own it, no one will ever accept it.” Not only has Hall owned her success, she has orchestrated it and used it to help others. When she shared a post in March last year about the Kenyan-based charity, Rafiki Mwema, which runs therapeutic homes for sexually abused children, her crowdfunding campaign reached $75,000 in three hours and
$200,000 in two days. Such is Hall’s power with her fiercely loyal fans, known as ‘queens’. With her massive social media following, she was able to turn down multiple offers by major publishers for the rights to her first book, Like a Queen and self-publish. “That was one of my finer ideas,” she laughs. After selling more than 150,000 copies, not only did she set herself up financially – she makes no money from her blog and is deemed too unpredictable to be a brand ambassador – she was also able to donate $1 a book to Rafiki Mwema, bringing the total she has now raised for the charity to more than $380,000. She’s now 16,000 words into her second book, which she says will be less of a guide and more of a revealing memoir than her first book. She’s wanted to be a writer since she was a child, so she loves the process, but is struggling to find time to bash it out in between raising her kids, doing her recent European tour, Australian speaking engagements, working on her clothing label Mum Tum and her new relationship. “If I just get everything out there, my vulnerabilities, my insecurities, the love story, what’s happened, you give that to everyone and if they want to read it they can, if they don’t they won’t. Once I’ve been really honest with everyone and there’s no secrets, I can do my daily updates again and if you don’t like it you can f - - k off. I’m just taking a risk and just writing it and I really hope I don’t come across like f - - king Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch.” She laughs her big belly laugh again and it’s easy to see how this charismatic, funny, insightful woman has connected with so many. She may be a little rough around the edges, but that’s what her fans love about her – what you see is what you get. In a world of unrealistic female ideals, she’s a warrior for the real. But while she’s a total rockstar to many in the blogosphere, she’s not everyone’s cup of tea and that’s fine with her – as long as they don’t twist her words with the aim of tearing her down. “They’re so righteous, they go, I’m going to grab that funny thing you said and I’m going to use it against you. I’ve recently started blogging again because my team is awesome and they’ve done so much work to keep my haters away from me so I don’t have to be exposed to it but I f - - king missed it, you know? I missed being able to complain about my relationship and complain about parenthood. I went through this stage of, I can’t do it anymore because I’m becoming Australia’s most hated woman. I really loved the fact I’ve just gone f - - k ‘em, I’m having a hard day and I’m going to blog about it and they’re all like, she’s back! I’m like, I just wanted to be here the whole time guys, but I felt like I couldn’t.”
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Lily Collins: her 5 beauty must-haves British-American actor, model and writer Lily Collins is having a busy year, with two new movies set for release as well as a book and her role as a Lancôme ambassador. The stunning 28-year-old has flawless ivory skin, which she showed off recently in a makeupfree Instagram selfie. She looks after it with Lancôme products, as well as ensuring she wears sunscreen by day and removing all makeup at night. The natural beauty likes to keep her makeup minimal, but she’s known for going the extra mile with her dark plum or red lipsticks and she keeps her full brows tamed with Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ta in clear. Her list of must-haves include:
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FEEL OUT OF WHACK? Jodi Chapman says being obsessive isn’t always a personality trait – it could be a genetic mutation.
igh expectations and perfectionism, unrealistic or not, may not be just personality traits. They can certainly have positive effects, through helping you achieve your goals, though the alternative effects can leave you feeling dissatisfied when high ideals are not met, or constantly feeling unnecessarily disappointed by the people around you, creating resentment. Always seeing the glass half empty will leave you missing the good times, and dwelling on the bad, creating your memories. Feelings of failure when your goals have not been achieved can be overwhelming, or feeling as though others have constantly failed you, can have life altering effects, leading to sadness, anger and anxiety. Being so focused on perfecting the missing piece, you may not be aware of where the emotions are coming from. Perfectionism, being a high achiever,
obsessive compulsiveness, and impulsiveness, are also traits of a genetic disorder known as the MTHFR gene mutation, where folate is not correctly absorbed, and detoxification is interrupted. Affecting almost half of our population, it results in symptoms of depression, anxiety, obsessions and anger. Easily identified and treated, though not often diagnosed, it really shouldn’t be a problem in our society. Identifying where your emotions are coming from, and knowing life is a journey that is best lived without the expectations from, or for others, may help ease the pressure of your own thoughts. Regaining balance in life by taking the pressure off could be the simplest thing you do.
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ON THE VERGE OF SOMETHING GREAT
Sami Muirhead danced and sang along with Australia’s greatest band last week – The Wiggles. Her kids had a great time too…
Alex McKean says by cutting down mature fruit trees on the Urban Food Street, the council acted against the best interests of a progressive society.
he Wiggles rolled into town last week and took no prisoners. I am telling you there are no more-loved musicians in Australia than those four band members. Forget Kylie Minogue, The Veronicas, Keith Urban, Sia and the rest. The army of Wiggles fans is hardcore and takes their idol worship very seriously. And parents of toddler fans are even more passionate than their kids in the pursuit to get their tired hands on tickets to any of their gigs around the country. The Caloundra concert sold out within an hour. Tickets were scarcer than Willy Wonka’s golden tickets. And with reason, I say. The ‘new’ Wiggles have worked damn hard for their adoration. And they are great. My personal favourite is Emma Wiggle. The girl with the big yellow bow in her hair. I love that there is finally a girl in the group. I love that Emma uses sign language to communicate throughout the entire concert while she is dancing and singing and smiling and just being a red-headed goddess. I love how the group is inclusive of all kids and sings about wearing glasses (one of our kids started wearing glasses when he was six months of age) and wheelchairs, and endorse healthy eating options such as fruit salad and mashed potato. It is a refreshing change from fast food marketing that sucks kids in with bright colours and free toys and seduces parents with cheap prices. The Wiggles is now an empire with CDs, merchandise of all sorts sold in chain stores,
and a hugely successful TV show. We were at their concert all screaming loudly for our favourites and I thought to myself, my Wiggles concert days are numbered as my kids grow up and new chubby toddlers join the club. Thank you Wiggles for such precious memories. And thank you for babysitting my kids while I have done the dishes or the washing at home. The new kids on the block have done well. It is not bad going for a reboot of the original band, which formed 26 years ago. Yes. Truly. The ‘new’ Wiggles only started touring four years ago and the members have always said it is easier for their younger fans to transition to the new group than for the parents who grew up watching the original members. Not so for me. Once I saw how enthusiastic the new generation of Wiggles was, I was immediately smitten. Usually a band reboot is riddled with heartbreak for all concerned. Look at INXS when they lost Michael Hutchence. Jon Stevens was just never the same. Nor was JD Fortune. Remember him? AC/DC never truly rocked the same way once the members were changed up. And do not get me started on the even bigger debacle that was Arnott’s Shapes changing the original flavor. But The Wiggles are different. We can all sleep soundly tonight knowing The Wiggles are killing it for the new generation and Arnott’s Shapes have returned to their former glory.
Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator. For more from Sami go to twomadrabbits.com or you can hear her on Mix FM.
he response of the Sunshine Coast Council to the Urban Food Street in Buderim belies the narrowness of the vision the council has for the Coast. A group of people using public space to grow nutritious food and create a sense of community is something council should be doing everything it can to encourage. The council has responded to complaints about the growing of food on the verge by requiring residents to get permits and pay for public liability insurance. When some residents did not take these steps, the council took the harsh and heavy-handed approach of cutting down and chipping mature fruit trees, sending a bill to the residents of this act of officious vandalism. Why the council should take the side of complainants, privileging an outmoded and myopic view of what a verge should look like, and not support the grassroots enthusiasm of residents in the 11 streets comprising the Urban Food Street is puzzling. Not only do these actions demonstrate an intolerance for difference, they run contrary to what many may argue are necessary changes to the way we view our public space. Liesel Spencer, a lecturer in law at the University of Western Sydney, commented on the actions of the council in an ABC Sunshine Coast interview. She informed listeners of the history of uses of verges, reflecting that in the post-war era, clipped lawns were introduced as a status
symbol, once the province of the aristocracy, showing you do not need to grow food on every square foot of dirt. Ms Spencer has considerable expertise in urban agriculture. She has conducted research into reforms of property rights in Cuba in the 1990s, driven by necessity in the form of cessation of oil imports, which led to 70 per cent of food in Havana being supplied by small-scale urban agriculture. A suite of astonishing side effects have attended these reforms, with Cuba meeting the World Wildlife Foundation’s acceptable Human Development Index rating, with a low ecological footprint per person, low infant
“The harsh and heavyhanded approach of cutting down trees” mortality and high life expectancy. As Australians, we are in the midst of a public health crisis, with what are termed ‘lifestyle’ diseases foreshortening our lifespans, creating serious health problems for our children and imposing huge costs on our healthcare system. The Cuban experience shows that a return to growing food on our verges can help tackle some of these seemingly intractable problems, in addition to providing children with healthy activities and building healthy communities.
Alex McKean is a barrister and academic who is currently researching in the area of integrity commissions.
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ocal investors have been in a lather since Amazon confirmed in April its intention to establish operations here in Australia, posing a serious threat to department stores and discretionary retailers. Concerns widened more recently, when Amazon’s bid for US supermarket retailer Whole Foods increased the likelihood of the giant online retailer also entering our grocery industry. The disruptive nature of Amazon as a competitor driving prices and margins lower, its focus on customer service, and the change it is likely to trigger in consumer practices, suggest the risk is significant for the whole retail sector. More specifically, retailers could cede market share and face downward pressure on earnings and, by
extension, a reduction in valuation multiples for retail stocks. Australian retailers are developing their strategic responses based on how global peers have handled the entry of Amazon into other markets. Some retailers are more advanced than others, but logistics challenges are large given Australia’s geography and the fact Amazon has an unwavering willingness to invest for the long term. This will mean that retailers (food and
“The disruptive nature of Amazon … suggests the risk is significant for the whole retail sector” non-food) will have to increase operating and capital expenditures to compete online. With this structural change looming, we have cut profit forecasts for the major discretionary retailers. For the grocery retailers, Amazon’s move into fresh grocery is further away, so we haven’t altered expectations at this point. However, they will need to continue investing heavily in preparation. There has also been speculation that Amazon could repeat
its rollout-through acquisition strategy here in Australia, but such activity is unlikely in the foreseeable future. All this sector change comes as pressures on the consumer mount: Australian households are typically heavily indebted, making them more sensitive to changes in income and wealth; utility prices continue to rise; and while unemployment is low, so is wage growth. This feeble sentiment is reflected in consumer spending. On a positive note though, a first order effect of Amazon’s entry is likely to be lower goods inflation, which will in fact boost real incomes in the near term. Another interpretation of this impact is that a new, foreign retailer, selling heavily discounted items, effectively represents a positive terms of trade shock in the short term, as retail goods are mostly imported. And unlike the conventional version of such a shock, which emanates from commodity exports, and nowadays has a questionable transmission to the non-traded sector, this version would accrue directly to households. Darryl Watt is a representative of Ord Minnett Limited, AFS Licence 237121 and Ord Minnett Financial Planning Pty Ltd, AFS Licence 237122. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances. Before acquiring a product you should determine its suitability to you by reading the relevant product disclosure statement. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
FROM BIG IDEAS Two innovative Sunshine Coast businesses will share more than $830,000 in Federal Government funding. Coolum’s Alkira Software, which creates software for the visually impaired, and North Arm business Vertical Farm Systems are among only 24 businesses Australia wide to benefit from the $11.2 million federal entrepreneurs program this year. Vertical Farm Systems director John Leslie says the company’s multi-level climate cells system supports farming in any climate or location worldwide and requires a minimal water supply. For Alkira developer Ray Guy, the Kira Web Assistant program began in an effort to solve a problem for a blind friend and has evolved into a universal solution. For more information on how to apply for the Entrepreneurs’ Programme grant, visit business.gov.au/ep.
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OUR 50TH YEAR
SHIPWRECK THE TALK OF THE TOWN CHERRY VENTURE IMAGES: COURTESY GLENIS GREEN
There would be few long-term locals who don’t have a photo of the Cherry Venture sitting somewhere in their old albums, writes Dot Whittington, as it was the talk of the town when it landed on Teewah Beach.
THIS MONTH IN HISTORY
The Cherry Venture became an attraction after washing up on Teewah Beach, just as the SS Dicky had at Caloundra a century earlier
t was 44 years ago this week, on July 8, 1973, that the cargo ship Cherry Venture fell victim to vicious weather and was beached at Teewah, about three kilometres south of Double Island Point. Cyclonic winds and a 12 metre swell had prevented her making headway into the open sea after rounding the point. The anchor cables snapped and on top of the tide at 1pm, she was driven on to the beach. She became a new tourist attraction and lived on in the memory – and photo albums – of millions of visitors who made their way along Teewah beach over the next three decades just to see her. It was big news on the Sunshine Coast, even after the high drama as she struggled to stay in open waters during the morning of July 8. She made a spectacular sight – a huge, 1600-tonne ship beached in the shallows and later, standing high and dry on the beach. A trip to see the Cherry Venture and have a photo taken under her towering bow, became a must-do, and Rainbow Beach and Teewah were put on the map as visitors turned up in droves to see a real shipwreck over the next 34 years.
Owned by a Singapore company, she was on her way to Brisbane from New Zealand when she floundered in heavy seas and was beached, with 24 officers and crew on board. Despite heavy conditions that swept away lifeboats, the men were miraculously winched to safety by a brave RAAF helicopter crew. Early attempts to refloat her looked hopeful and although some appeared to be on the verge of success, she never quite escaped back to the safety of the sea. In April 1977, a fire on board caused considerable damage and in 1980, it was finally acknowledged that salvage efforts had failed. The Cherry Venture was left to the elements which, over the years, reduced her to a rusting scrap heap. Safety became a problem and demolition crews were sent in to finish her off. By the end of February 2007, 34 years after the disaster, the Sunshine Coast’s most recent shipwreck was gone. It was a similar hard luck story almost a century earlier for the Coast’s other famous shipwreck, the 226-tonne steamship Dicky. She was on her way from Brisbane to Rockhampton when, on February 4, 1893,
she was blown on to the beach during cyclonic weather as the captain tried desperately to avoid rocks at Moffat Beach. He put her bow to the wind, so she became trapped by the stern. The crew managed to get safely to shore but the captain stayed with his ship. Two days later, three bullock teams managed to get her afloat, but she dragged her anchor and was back on the beach again by the next morning. Another two attempts were made but the little coastal trader was beached, her bow to the shore. And there she was to stay, on the beach to which she gave her name. Dicky Beach is said to be the only recreational beach in the world named after a shipwreck. Her heavy iron frame put up a good fight against the elements but after more than a century she was ruled unsafe and in July 2015, the exposed rusting ribs were removed and the last of the bottom of the hull buried in the sand. The SS Dicky wasn’t quite finished though. Four months later, the rusting remains resurfaced and made a brief appearance at low tide.
The Nambour Civic Hall had to go to make way for the new Nambour Civic Centre in Centenary Square in the late 1980s
Maroochy Shire Council celebrated its centenary in July 1990, with a dinner at the new Nambour Civic Centre complex in Centenary Square, which had opened only two months earlier. The new centre, named for the shire’s celebrations, had the town’s first escalator.
DID YOU KNOW? • When the Cotton Tree Civic Complex opened at Sixth Avenue, in 1976, it housed Maroochydore’s first public library, child care centre, art gallery and council offices. Some ratepayers complained there was no need for such facilities, but within a decade, the space was hopelessly inadequate. • Paynter Creek was named for Mr William Paynter, an early timbergetter. Googlemaps erroneously refers to Paynter River. 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 email@example.com.
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With July already upon us, the countdown is well underway for the official commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast on August 1. We have already enjoyed some fantastic events in our 50th anniversary year, but there are plenty more to come, including concerts, a women’s AFL carnival, a poetry trail, the Festival of Sand, street fairs, parties and exhibitions as we reach the peak celebration period. It’s all part of celebrating our identity, engaging our community and showcasing our history and future. We’re also celebrating and commemorating the people who have shaped and defined the Sunshine Coast. You can find the full program for this historic occasion at sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/ fifty and I encourage everyone to get out and about and enjoy all the actitivies available in our community. Also, make sure you keep an eye out for the memory mobile which is touring the region and gives you the chance to record your fond memories of the Sunshine Coast.
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MILESTONE FOR CBD The first stage of underground pipes for Maroochydore’s high-tech automated waste collection system is being installed. Representatives from system designer and manufacturer Envac, visiting from South Korea, are overseeing the installation with project teams from council, SunCentral and lead contractor Shadforths. The waste system is the first of its kind for an Australian CBD and will be installed in stages over the coming decade to make the 53-hectare Maroochydore City Centre one of the cleanest and greenest in the country. Rather than using wheelie bins, waste will be transported from commercial buildings and apartments at up to 70kmh through a 6.5km system of underground vacuum pipes located beneath the new city centre. Common aspects of waste collection such as odours will be avoided thanks to this underground system, and the costs of daily street cleaning will be reduced.
LIBRARY’S NEW LOOK Come and celebrate the new-look Caloundra Library with a special cake and live music when the refurbished contemporary and vibrant space is officially unveiled at 10am on Monday, July 10. Some of the improvements include new laptop and tablet spaces and casual and comfy seating to use the free Wi-Fi.
NEW ROAD OPENS Peter Crosby Way – the gateway to Palmview’s largest masterplanned community, Harmony - has been officially opened. The road will be used by 12,000 future Harmony residents, as well as those in neighbouring communities. The Crosby family’s relationship with our region spans more than a century.
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PRODUCERS SHOWCASE Sunshine Coast food and beverage producers will soon be on show to more than 90,000 people during the annual Regional Flavours event, Brisbane’s free food and wine festival, on July 15-16 at South Bank Parklands. In partnership with Visit Sunshine Coast and the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN), council has sponsored a Flavours of the Sunshine Coast regional hub which will showcase 10 local food and beverage companies. Local celebrity chef Peter Wolfe will create a number of locally inspired dishes for the Taste of Queensland stage and the region’s menu hub. The Flavours of the Sunshine Coast regional hub will demonstrate the supportive environment in the region for food and agribusiness innovation, showing why we are a great place to locate a business, as well as promoting the region as a food tourism destination. Food and agribusiness is a vital industry for our region with its contribution to our economy valued at $670 million.
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1 Check out From the Mountains to the Sea, a showcase exhibition which is part of the celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast. It’s at the USC Art Gallery from July 8 to August 19 (10am-4pm, closed Sundays).
2 Cruise down Nambour’s Currie Street for one massive night of free live music on Saturday, July 8. Catch more than 20 bands across five venues from 5pm. Under-18s are welcome at the Nambour Council Forecourt and C-Square.
Looking for something different to read? Come along and grab a bargain at the book sale at the Beerwah Library on Saturday, July 8 from 9am to noon. Choose from a huge range of genres at a low price.
For a full event listing and full detail visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
UPGRADE FOR PLAYGROUND A well-loved beachside playground at Caloundra’s Happy Valley is due for an upgrade and we are looking for feedback from the community before deciding on the new equipment to install. The timber fort is the focus of community consultation, and will be the subject of the first stage of upgrades, as it has reached the end of its life and can no longer be
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maintained safely. We are also seeking comment on other elements in the playground to help with future upgrades. Complete a short survey via council’s website by on 5pm on July 21 to have your say on the new playground features. You can also request a hard copy from our customer service centres.
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CALLING ALL GREEN THUMBS TO QLD GARDEN EXPO
gardening gurus Costa Georgiadis and Jerry Coleby-Williams on the speaker’s lineup – says she is looking forward to delving into the positive impacts gardening poses for the mind and body and detailing why she considers gardening food for the soul. “I’ve worked with people whose homes and businesses have been completely devastated by bushfires, and have seen first-hand how the simple act of coming together with others and generating new life through green space or a community garden can have a profound impact on one’s frame of mind and ability to cope,” she says. “The social interaction alone builds strong, resilient and connected communities, and that truly is something money can’t buy. “Various studies have associated horticultural activities and garden settings with reduced stress levels, feelings of calm and relaxation, heightened levels of attention and self-esteem, and enhanced memory function.” The 2017 expo will feature more than 120 presentations and demonstrations across eight stages, with 55 nurseries expected to sell over 40,000 plants a day. The Queensland Garden Expo is on from July 7 to 9 at Nambour Showgrounds from 8am daily. Tickets are available at qldgardenexpo.com.au.
Sophie Thomson When your punishment for behaving badly as a child is weeding an entire row of plants at the family nursery, one could be forgiven for not finding gardening enjoyable. And while Gardening Australia host Sophie Thomson is the first to admit her love of horticultural pursuits wasn’t apparent from a young age, the self-professed ‘obsessive compulsive gardener’ can now happily attest to the myriad health and wellbeing benefits the pastime provides when she heads to the Queensland Garden Expo stage in Nambour this weekend. The Adelaide Hills local – who joins
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The eclectic Obi Art Prize is set to come to life, showcasing music, performance and entertainment all embracing the theme of Respect. The Painted Tie Event will kickstart the festivities, with the chance for 55 guests to enjoy a night of hors d’oeuvres and an informal Q & A with guests speakers, including 2015 Victorian of the year Uncle Jack Charles, artist Wilson Ngoni, and Sunshine Coast artist Jandamarra Cadd. The event signals the start of a three-day exhibition of amazing artworks, which are also available to purchase. Money from half of the ticket sales will go to the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre’s Emergency Relief Services. The Painted Tie Event is on at the Maleny Community Centre on July 7 at 5.30pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door. For more information, visit obiartprize.com.
GET READY FOR A BRITISH INVASION British Invasion will showcase the best of British rock from David Bowie, Elton John and Rod Stewart from the 70s and 80s in a spectacular stage show featuring many of the most beloved and favourite songs of all time. This high quality tribute act utilises the phenomenal talents of Rob Caudill, Jeff Duff and Lance Strauss, promising a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the legends of British rock perform not only all your favourite hits, but together in a concert of supernova proportions. British Invasion is on at The Events Centre, Caloundra on July 8 at 7.30pm. Tickets are $49.90 at theeventscentre. com.au.
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READER’S CORNER Reservoir 13 Author: Jon McGregor Publisher: HarperCollins RRP: $29.99 Reviewer: Gill Read Reservoir 13 is a novel that tracks a village through the disappearance of a young girl and the 10 or so years that follow. I was expecting a mystery or detective tale, but the writing is more panoramic and focuses on the differing lives of people in the village and the world of nature
surrounding it – the repetition and continuation of seasons where death is always present and where tragedy is absorbed. I found this a rather bleak story, which in itself can be interesting, except this particular story did not much hold my interest. I am not a fan of McGregor’s style – I found the run-on narration at times monotonous and dispassionate, and personally, I found it hard to care or feel involved with the characters or events.
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FRIDAY, 7 JULY
BEARD MANIA TAKES OVER BLACK BUNNY KITCHEN Bragging rights are up for grabs at the Bearded Men of the Sunshine Coast’s fourth Beard and Moustache Competition. The Texan-themed event will see up to 100 bearded men and women compete in eight categories, some travelling from interstate in their quest for glory. The event includes a Texan barbecue, Texan best dressed, spot prizes and alt-country rock music from Brisbane act Dave Orr Band. New categories included in the local competition include junior beard for those aged between 18 and 25 and Whiskerina for female faux or real facial hair. The competition IV will be held at Black Bunny Kitchen on July 15. For more information, visit The Bearded Men Of The Sunshine Coast’s Facebook page.
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SATURDAY, 8 JULY The Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Sunset Bliss, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 3pm Nyssa Ray, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Drew Wilson, Lemon and Thyme, 5pm Rosie Miss Chief, Solbar, 6pm Nick Rolfe, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Perry O, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm Bill Ryan, Mets on Kings, 7pm Amelia Krpan + Marz, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Ryan Giles Duo, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Girl Friday, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Barry Charles Band, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 8pm Husky, Solbar, 8pm Tia Gostelow + Hotspoke, Solbar, 8pm Hippopotamus, Caloundra RSL, 9pm Reckless Abandon, O’Malley’s Irish Bar, 9pm Mr Perkins, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm
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Bush Poets Brunch featuring Gary Fogarty & Ray Essery & Special Guest, Caloundra RSL, 11am The Vibe, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 1.30pm Dan Horne, 26 Degrees Rumba Resort, 2pm Alan Kelly, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 2pm Valeria, Mets on Kings, Mets on Kings, 7pm ZIA, The Yacht Club Mooloolaba, 3pm Escape Hatch, Alex Surf Club, 3pm Roy Morris with Mango Jam, Caloundra RSL, 4pm
THURSDAY, 13 JULY Andrea Kirwin, Maroochy Surf Club, 6pm Rachel & Paul Terry, Caloundra RSL, 6.30pm Mooncoin Live, O’Malley’s Irish Bar Mooloolaba, 7pm Phil & Tilley, Solbar, 7.30pm
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IF YOU GO: GETTING THERE Virgin Australia offers direct flights to Nadi International Airport. Visit virginaustralia.com.au. I recommend organising hotel transfers before your departure. STAYING THERE Warwick Fiji is located on Queens Road on the Coral Coast. It offers garden- or ocean-view rooms, deluxe rooms and suites. There is also an adults-only side of the resort. Visit warwickhotels.com/fiji-resort. PLAYING THERE The Warwick has five restaurants plus two bars. Be sure to reserve a table at the Wicked Walu Restaurant to enjoy dinner on the resort’s private island.
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Spend six nights at the five-star Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa in a Waikiki view room. Includes full return airfares with Hawaiian Airlines, airport transfers and complimentary resort fees. Kids aged 18 and under stay for free. Travel is valid from July 16 to September 8 or October 10 to December 8. From $1990 per person.
Travel to beautiful Phuket and stay at the family-friendly Horizon Karon Beach Resort from $1099 per person – stay eight, pay four. The deal includes return economy class airfares from Brisbane, eight nights in a superior pool view room, buffet breakfast daily, free buffet dinner on all nights. Book before July 11 for travel between October 1 and November 30.
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HOW TO KEEP TEENAGERS AMUSED IN MAURITIUS You can enjoy a family holiday even when your children are bigger on this island nation. By Hannah Stephenson, AAP. terrific kitesurf location. They say the sport is easier than windsurfing, though you’ll need lessons before you’ll be allowed into the water. KiteGlobing kitesurf centre offers lessons for $130 per person if pre-booked, based on two participants joining a lesson.
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oing on holiday with a teenager can be challenging, but a combination of sun, sand and adventure is a recipe for success. Kayaking, windsurfing and water skiing are all on offer at the all-inclusive Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort on the south coast of Mauritius. Try these activities for some serious parent-and-child bonding:
1. Explore the resort by Segway These two-wheeled, electric vehicles provide
a ride that’s tame enough for parents and cool enough for teenagers. At Heritage, you can zoom up and down pathways fringing the golf course and whizz along the sandy beach, dodging sun loungers and weaving around paddle boards. Price is STG14 ($A23) per person for a 45-minute tour.
2. Fly through the waves by kitesurfing The shallow lagoons fringed by a coral reef, and the steady winds of the southwest coast of Mauritius make Domaine de Bel Ombre a
You’ll need crash helmets for this bumpy ride through fields of sugar cane and on to the unspoilt Frederica Nature Reserve, where you’ll spot macaque monkeys, Java deer, fruit bats and rare birds. Teenagers may want to take a quad bike around nature’s paradise, but if they’re under 18, you’ll be driving them in a double quad. They can then take a hike through the forest and jump under a waterfall. A two-hour rides costs $150.
4. Take a catamaran trip and go snorkelling Want to see rainbow-coloured parrot fish, leaping needlefish, silver pipers and angel fish? Take a trip to the west coast of the island and jump on board a luxury catamaran at Le Morne Anglers’ Club in Black River. Croisieres Australes offers trips for $112 per adult and $56 per child. Parents can keep a look out for dolphins, while the teens go snorkelling.
MORE ABOUT MAURITIUS Writer Mark Twain once wrote: “Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius.’’ Located off the southeast coast of Africa, the island nation is known for its white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons. Visit tourism-mauritius.mu.
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PLUNGE INTO PARADISE AT FRASER RESORT The sand island offers the perfect combination of luxury and untamed wilderness. By Miranda Forster, AAP
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IF YOU GO: GETTING THERE Fraser Island Barges operates daily services to Kingfisher Bay Resort out of River Heads, near Hervey Bay. STAYING THERE Rooms at the Kingfisher Bay Resort start from $199 per night, with packages available. Visit kingfisherbay.com/resort. PLAYING THERE Air Fraser Island has scenic flights from $80 per person for 15 minutes. They depart from 75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island. Phone 1300 172 706. Visit airfraserisland.com.au.
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For a guided, 90-minute canoe paddle from Kingfisher Bay Resort jetty to Dundonga Creek, book at the jetty hut. $25 or $10 for a child.
here do you stay when you’re holidaying in paradise? For visitors and families seeking comfort with a touch of luxury amid Fraser Island’s pristine wilderness, the four-star Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser’s western side delivers. Rooms at the award-winning eco-resort are linked by boardwalks and set in verdant native trees and shrubs. In the evening guests spread out comfortably between the hotel’s three restaurants and four bars. My room has a balcony with a view of a tranquil, tree-lined waterhole. It’s a peaceful base from which to explore the island’s many attractions – wilderness bushwalks, crystalclear creeks, picturesque freshwater lakes, and vast, desert-like sand dunes. On my first evening, ravenous from a day exploring the island on foot, I sample some bush tucker on offer at the resort’s fine dining Seabelle Restaurant. There’s crocodile, smoked kangaroo, and emu jerky. The following day I take an hour-long bus trip across the island’s interior. The journey
ends at a spot where the smooth, hard sand doubles as a runway, and a light plane glides into view and touches down. Those of us on the 15-minute scenic flight enjoy spectacular views of the island, including the large sand dunes known as the Hammerstone Sandblow, and the adjacent deep green Lake Wabby. The next morning dawns sunny and I take a guided canoe tour that leaves from the beach out front of the resort. For the less energetic, there’s a day spa that offers beauty treatments, massages and other relaxation therapies. I’m booked in for a massage and, after filling out a brief medical history, I’m led to a tastefully decorated waiting room. I’ve requested firm pressure and my masseur doesn’t disappoint; expertly kneading my sore muscles. I’m still feeling rejuvenated and relaxed several hours later when I board the ferry to the mainland, and, as I watch the island slowly grow smaller, I vow to return again soon. * The writer was a guest of Tourism and Events Queensland.
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It’s almost show time with the Ekka celebrating its 140th anniversary. Bumper crowds are expected to flock to the 10-day extravaganza from August 11 to 20. Mantra Group has launched a variety of great-value family and couples accommodation and show packages to celebrate. Families can stay in a twobedroom apartment at Mantra on the Quay from $231 per night (Sunday to Thursday, two-night minimum spend of $462). The package includes an Ekka family pass for two adults and two children and discounted onsite parking. Valid for travel from August 11 to 20. To book, call 131 517 or visit mantra.com.au.
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THE IDEAL WELLBEING HOLIDAY Iceland’s unique landscape and tourist offerings are soothing for body, mind and spirit. By Erin Cardiff, AAP
he Icelandic word gluggaveour literally translates as ‘window weather’. You know, the type that’s bracingly cold to be out in but comforting to watch from behind a pane? I think about it as I sit in the glass-fronted bar at the ION Adventure Hotel – an hour out of Reykjavik – looking out at the almost lunar landscape. A feeling of contentment washes over me and I know that when it comes to wellness breaks, you can’t beat Iceland. Reykjavik’s remarkably flat landscape stretches for miles in every direction. It’s barren without being boring. And being somewhere so vast is oddly calming. I drive half an hour out of Reykjavik to embark on the Inside the Volcano tour. It starts with a three-kilometre trek across a lava field, and with thick fog hanging in the air, I can’t even see the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano until I’m mere metres from it. I’m attached to a rope and harness before I climb into the window-cleaner-style lift that takes me down to see the inner workings of the earth. After a six-minute descent, we’re
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underground. Strategically placed lights illuminate the rich colours of the jagged rocks which were once magma. Back above ground, tour company Solhestar takes me on an hour-long horse ride through a cluster of craters in a 5200-year-old lava field known locally as the Raudholar (Red Hills). Our pace is slow and steady as we journey round winding paths and through shallow pools. Even though we’re right on the doorstep of the bustling capital, the serene landscape can’t help but inspire a feeling of relaxation. No visit to Iceland is complete without a trip to the Blue Lagoon. Just 15 minutes from Keflavik airport, it’s an ideal entry – or in my case, exit – point to the island. As I float in the 38-degree waters, rich in natural minerals, a mud mask smeared across my face, I reflect on my time in Iceland. I think about Huldufolk, the mythical elfish creatures who many locals consider to be fact rather than folklore. I smile to myself as I realise that, after only a few days here, I believe a little more in magic too.
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Before Mazda unveiled the first MX-5 at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, the Hiroshima company had already shown its sports car prowess with a machine called the RX-7. Like the MX-5, it started out as a lightweight, raw but brilliant driver’s car at a very affordable price. But over several generations, Mazda tinkered with that recipe to the point where, toward the end of its 25-year model life, the RX-7 bore little resemblance to the original. A Series 1 RX-7 was one of my first cars – and most beloved – so I’ve never quite forgiven Mazda for bungling it so badly. All of which explains why, when I got into the MX-5 RF for the first time, I was ready to dislike it. But I couldn’t. Just like its soft-top sibling, the RF takes only one minute, and one corner, to win you over. The genius here is that rather than just making the MX-5 different, they’ve actually just made it better. And somehow, despite adding all the metal and structure required for this ingenious metal roof, Mazda has added less than 50 kilograms in weight. It looks great, adds more functionality to the car’s indoor-outdoor design and brings with it few negative consequences. Unlike the soft-top version, the RF is offered only with the larger, 2-litre fourcylinder engine as an option. Mazda has decided that the entry-level 1.5-litre four is
LIFTING THE ROOF Mazda might be playing with fire by tinkering with the MX-5, but the additions haven’t stopped the sunshine getting in. Words: Peter Atkinson, AAP.
on’t mess with a proven recipe. When lightness, simplicity and purity of design are the secret ingredients, you ignore this old adage at your peril. So Mazda has taken quite a risk with the latest version of its iconic, record-selling MX-5 – by adding a roof. Not just any roof. After all, the MX-5 has always had a simple, old-style folding cloth chapeau that you could swing up at a moment’s notice if the weather turned foul.
No, this time they’ve added an elaborate, electrically-operated, exquisitely-designed folding metal roof, turning the MX-5 from roadster into what Mazda is calling a retractable fastback. Hence the newlynamed MX-5 RF is born. In fact adding this steel lid hasn’t so much changed the MX-5 as it has reinvented it. At first, it was hard to decide whether I’m delighted or outraged by this new tin lid. Why? Well, perhaps a quick history lesson is in order.
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HOW FAST? The two-litre four-cylinder engine is a willing device and sounds great into the bargain.
HOW THIRSTY? It will deliver a reasonable 7L/100km with the manual transmission, slightly more if you opt for the six-speed auto. HOW MUCH? The folding metal roof has added about $4000 to the entry-level price, with the RF model starting from $38,550 plus onroads. That means the flagship model we tested – the RF GT with auto transmission ($46,890) – won’t give you much change out of $50k.
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either unable to cope with the added weight – or simply doesn’t justify the higher pricetag. Still, at $38,550 for the cheapest version of the RF, it remains remarkable value. Opt for the GT version, with leather trim and a few extra trinkets like adaptive headlights and top-end Bose audio and that price shoots up to $44,890. Add the sixspeed auto and it’s $2000 steeper again. We tested it in this form – the first time we’ve ever sampled the MX-5 with a self-shifting transmission and were surprised and delighted.
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MAKING YOUR MONEY WORK FOR YOU
Women with Cents founder and money guru Natasha Janssens says the secret to paying off your home quickly, and maintaining a great lifestyle, is all about finding smart ways to make your money work for you. Here, she tells My Property Preview how it can be done.
or all home owners it is important to remember that successfully managing your finances is a balancing act, there has to be some give and take. Today credit is so easily available that most of us have come to confuse our wants for our needs. Being a two-car family, having luxury holidays – these are all wants. In order to budget for our wants, it is important to set some clear goals with dollar values assigned – having a second car will cost us $10,000 a year; family holiday $8000. From here, go through your budget and prioritise your expenses. See where you can find some savings for the necessities to make more room for your wants, and then see what wants you are willing to compromise on or forego. When it comes to a mortgage, paying it off faster is always better. Don’t underestimate the power of small compromises. Small lifestyle changes can quickly start to add up to big savings over the year. Just by swapping to shop at a cheaper grocery store I saved $30 a week on my
groceries. By putting this saving on to my mortgage it shaved four years off my loan and saved $47,000 in interest. Making repayments now at a higher interest rate, rather than sticking to the minimum repayments, will not only help you make a bigger dent in your mortgage, it
“Small lifestyle changes can quickly start to add up to big savings…” will protect your lifestyle once interest rates start to rise. While everyone else is scrambling to find the money for the higher repayments, you can sleep safe and sound knowing that you’ve got it under control. You can also look at dividing your monthly payment in two and then paying fortnightly instead of monthly. This way, you
end up paying 26 payments a year, which adds up to 13 monthly payments rather than 12. This simple change can make thousands of dollars’ difference to your total loan repayment, cut years off your loan and it won’t have too much of an impact to your day-to-day finances. Remember that old saying, ‘ask and you shall receive?’ Well it can also apply to money matters, particularly when it comes to saving on things like your mortgage. If you have a variable rate and are paying more than four per cent on your mortgage, then you are paying too much. There are a lot of better offers out there, perhaps even with your current bank, but quite often these are reserved for new clients as incentive, which means existing and very deserving customers like yourself miss out – unless of course, you ask for it. So hop online and do your research, then call your bank and ask them to make you a better offer or you will walk. Assuming you stick to your existing repayments, even a 0.10 per cent discount could save you thousands over the life of the loan.
MODERN AND EASY LIFESTYLE – WALK TO MOOLOOLABA BEACH!
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Sophisticated makeover shines 4 bedrooms, 2 luxury bathrooms 2 separate living areas, good floorplan Chef’s kitchen, well equipped & stylish 2 separate alfresco living areas Inground pool, covered pavilion Perfect holiday home
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On-site parking, 693m2 corner block No expense spared, tasteful & classy Dress circle street with waterfront homes Walk to beach, dining, parks…everything! Low maintenance and plenty of storage Work from home potential Perfect lifestyle
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Stylish inner city waterfront home at 11 Meridien Drive.
Great corner allotment urban home at 2 Tinnanbar Terrace.
• Stylish architectural features give this home strong street appeal. Inside the large open living area extends out onto a northerly facing alfresco space with panoramic views across the lake.
• Beautifully ﬁnished and thoughtfully designed to offer 228m2 of living.
• A private and spacious master bedroom includes a large ensuite, separate walk in robe and balcony overlooking the water.
• Fully fenced, landscaped corner allotment adds to the home’s feeling of space. Also enjoy views out across the soon to be completed parkland. More room to stretch the legs. • Open plan living downstairs with kitchen and separate walk in pantry.
• A well appointed kitchen offers plenty of work space, stone bench tops and quality appliances.
• Well appointed main bedroom with ensuite, walk in robe and north facing, private balcony.
• A second media room upstairs separates the master suite from the other three carpeted bedrooms, all of which feature built-ins.
• Two more bedrooms upstairs plus an additional living area extends its family liveability. • Plenty of windows capture loads of natural light creating a sense of space on both ﬂoors.
• Split system air-conditioning provides you and the family with year round living comfort.
• Smaller, low maintenance urban allotment, yet still has double, secure lock-up garage.
A grand design over three ﬂoors at 12 Serenity Circuit. • Perfect for the family with older children, the ground ﬂoor contains 2 bedrooms plus a massive breakout area, with direct access to the outdoor kitchen, entertaining deck and pool. • On level two, not only does the kitchen provide professional quality appliances it too offers its chef of the day and your guests spectacular views out across the lake. A delightful space. • The third level, the parents retreat is a design master stroke. This is not just a large master suite, it’s palatial. The ensuite boasts an indoor garden within dual shower room and two person bath. And as you would expect there is also a separate and cavernous walk in dressing room. • You have to see this home to appreciate it’s space, style and luxury lifestyle appointments.
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ENVIABLE ISLAND LIFESTYLE From page 41
n enviable lifestyle waits in this perfectly positioned waterfront home. With views across the canal, the home has floor to ceiling glass, with water showcased from most rooms. Soaring ceilings and clever use of louvres throughout create an airy and light-filled ambience. The open-plan design, encompassing the inground solarheated pool with water feature, is enhanced by the superior finishes. Featuring porcelain tiles, natural light and a contemporary design, this home is an entertainerâ€™s delight with a large kitchen and alfresco design with a built-in barbecue.
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19 CUBA COURT, KAWANA ISLAND 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, July 15 @ 11am Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526
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52 Gilbert Street, BUDERIM
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car
47 Cottman Street, BUDERIM
1, 219 sqm
• Sophisticated spacious open plan design with subtle views
• Last remaining block with beautiful northern views
• Four large bedrooms brimming with a natural haven of light
• Flat walking distance to the vibrant cosmopolitan Buderim Village
• Contemporary chic designer styled bathroom
• Surrounded by upmarket brand-new quality homes
• Sleek timber kitchen with quality appliances ﬂowing to covered alfresco
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“Tanya has now handled the sale of two properties for our family and has been consistently very professional and efﬁcient in effecting these sales. We recommend her very highly!” - Testimonial from the seller of 5/139 Burnett Street, Buderim “Tanya always acted in a polite and professional manner and with patience and understanding to myself as a buyer. Tanya was available to answer questions promptly and assisted greatly when issues arose. I would highly recommend Tanya to anyone wishing to sell or purchase.” - Testimonial from the buyer of 5/139 Burnett St, Buderim Tanya and Bree look forward to sharing your next real estate journey and making it an enjoyable, stress free and rewarding experience.
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LO O K W H AT ’ S NEXT FOR THE C OA S T ’ S O W N BRAND Thanks to the thousands of sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants and my wonderful team for the past 8 years. Here’s to the next 8 years with our fresh new look, fresh enthusiasm and same great service.
Loren Wimhurst LOREN WIMHURST OWNER AND FOUNDER
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AUCTION AUCTION THIS WEEKEND-WILL BE SOLD 1 Kate Street, Alexandra Headland Positioned on arguably the best block in the Golden Triangle. Architecturally designed by Frank Raadschelder to capture the spectacular northerly ocean and white water views from almost every room. 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 minutes walk to the famous Alex beach. Luxury beachside buyers act immediately as this property will be SOLD on Auction day.
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Auction: On Site Saturday 8th July at 1pm Inspect: Saturday 8th July From 12.30pm Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188
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AUCTION HUGE FAMILY HOME - HAMPTONS STYLE - MUST BE SOLD 32 Westholme Circuit, Pelican Waters Luxurious practical family home on the water. Designed and styled to embrace the lifestyle, four internal living areas, relaxed views across the widest canal in the estate. Impressive central staircase ﬂooded with natural northern light. 9 foot ceilings with a private dressing room. Enjoy cooking in the European designed kitchen with walk in pantry, built in coffee machine and 40cm stone bench tops. Family friendly quiet location - live the dream.
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Auction: On Site Saturday 29th July at 2pm Inspect: Saturday 8th July 10-10.30am Amy Piggott 0475 574 060 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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AUCTION EXCEPTIONAL MOOLOOLABA PENTHOUSE - MUST BE SOLD 5/31 Buderim Avenue, Mooloolaba Committed owners have purchased elsewhere and will consider ALL offers presented prior to auction. With breathtaking 360 degree ocean and hinterland views this stylish and sophisticated penthouse is on the market to be SOLD. 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 unrivaled lifestyle opportunity. Motivated vendors instructions are clear – MUST BE SOLD - call Karen or Loren today.
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Auction: On Site Saturday 15th July at 2pm Inspect: Saturday 8th July 2.30-3.15pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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AUCTION ARCHITECTURAL RESIDENCE – MUST BE SOLD 2 Rosella Street, Parrearra Owners instructions are clear – the property is on the market to be SOLD and ALL offers will be considered prior to auction!! Outstanding quality and design combine to create this perfectly positioned award winning architectural residence. A versatile interior ﬂoorplan and a selection of living and dining spaces enhance the relaxed coastal ambiance. The stunning all weather alfresco pavilion overlooking the sparkling inground pool provides a sense of seclusion and luxury. Walk to beach, shopping and transport.
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Auction: On Site Saturday 5th August at 12pm Inspect: Saturday 8th July 3.45-4.15pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526
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AUCTION FAMILY EXECUTIVE ENTERTAINER ON THE LAKE IN MOUNTAIN CREEK 69 Karawatha Drive, Mountain Creek This superb residence set back from the road, boasts stunning lake views and access from the 1,005m2 fully landscaped ﬂat block. Featuring vaulted ceilings with a combination of timber and marble ﬂooring with an awesome under cover entertaining area with built in BBQ. The kitchen enjoys stunning views over the sparkling inground pool, expansive garden, and glistening lake in the background.
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Auction: On Site Saturday 29th July at 12pm Inspect: Saturday 8th July 2-2.45pm Craig Porter 0411 554 880
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ARCHITECTS RESORT – SACRIFICED TO SELL THIS WEEKEND – 10 MINS TO MAROOCHYDORE 18 Clearview Place, Rosemount When a highly successful architect builds their own dream home, you can be certain it will be outstanding! A modern blend of eco-style living with a practical architectural design. Situated in the picturesque suburb of Rosemount, just a short 10 minute drive to Maroochydore CBD, on a 7,382m2 block. Featuring a versatile ﬂoor plan totalling 452m2 with either 5 or 6 bedrooms or option of dual living. The vaulted ceilings and wide recycled decking add to the obvious and clever design allowing natural light to be maximized.
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Price: Buyer’s In The High $800,000s Inspect: Saturday 8th July 11-11.45am Craig Porter 0411 554 880
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AUCTION HUGE FAMILY OASIS - WILL BE SOLD 29 Lee Street, Buderim Don’t judge this book by it’s cover - hidden behind the tropical gardens and grand driveway this private oasis is waiting for its next owners to move in and call it home. This unique property offers 6 bedrooms, multiple living zones, gourmet kitchen, and triple garage with extra storage plus a shed! This easy to maintain property offers room for everyone as well as the toys without the hassle of large acreage living.
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Auction: On Site Saturday July 22nd at 11am Inspect: Saturday 8th July 9.30-10am Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545
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AUCTION EXECUTIVE WATERFRONT WILL BE SOLD – AUCTION SATURDAY 15TH JULY 19 Cuba Court, Kawana Island Don’t miss the opportunity to secure an enviable waterfront lifestyle on prestigious Kawana Island. Perfectly positioned with an desirable North East aspect and direct ocean access. This captivating architecturally designed home combining spectacular views with superior quality, surpasses all expectations. Motivated vendors have purchased elsewhere and will consider offers prior to auction - call Karen today!
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Auction: On Site Saturday 15th July, 11am Inspect: Saturday 8th July 1-1.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526
AUCTION THIS WEEKEND - MUST BE SOLD! 27 Albatross Avenue, Aroona
Owners instructions are clear - this property must be sold under the hammer. Renovate or detonate to unlock the potential of what could be the cheapest property on the Coast! Don’t miss this opportunity. Previously rented at $410 /week.
Auction: On Site, This Saturday 8th July at 12pm
Inspect: Saturday 8th July From 11.30am Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545
WAKE UP - THIS ONE IS NOT TO BE MISSED!
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Situated within the brand new Kawana hospital precinct and within easy reach of all the sunshine coast has to offer, this well-established home comprises of 4 double bedrooms, media room modern kitchen with stone benchtops, 2nd living room and study nook, inspect today!
Price: Please Contact Agent
Inspect: Saturday 8th July 2.30-3pm Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Tony Cargill 0432 993 555
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BUDERIM, 51 Townsend Road
A Rare Exciting Buderim Location Builders, renovators, investors be excited. A tree lined street entry into this perfect location gives that neighborly feel, prestigous upon arrival and situated at the very end of the street in a little pocket creating perfect privacy, there is no doubt this is a prime piece of Buderim real estate set on 1045m2. This two-story family home is ideal for dual living, with three sizable bedrooms on the upper level you will be delighted by the room the open plan living area opens out onto the covered balcony downstairs is completely self contained with huge potential.
OPEN HOME: Saturday 8th July 2.00-2.30pm VIEW AT: www.deﬁneproperty.com.au AUCTION: On Site Saturday 22nd July 12.00pm AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758
MAROOCHYDORE, 68 Maroochy Waters Drive
Spectacular Waterfront Entertainer Immaculately presented 335m2 4 bedroom open plan designed family home. Stunning alfresco entertaining area perfectly positioned against the peaceful waterway backdrop that catches the summer breezes and winter sun. Sitting on a large 726m2 block this prestigious home is positioned on the end of one of Maroochydore’s more sort after canal systems with a north-east facing aspect. Offering an elegant lifestyle in a central sought-after address surrounded by all the family conveniences such as popular schools, Sunshine Plaza and some of the best beaches in the country!
OPEN HOME: Saturday 8th July 1.00-1.30pm VIEW AT: www.deﬁneproperty.com.au PRICE: $1,165,000 AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575
MOOLOOLABA, 801/19 First Avenue
Luxury Cilento Residence - Rare Opportunity Unsurpassed in quality, style and location is this spacious apartment positioned on the 8th ﬂoor of the 5 star Walter Iezzi designed Cilento Resort. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 balcony’s spread over a substantial 176m2. Featuring luxury marble ﬂoors throughout. All Bedrooms have their own stunning bathrooms with toilets and showers, master ensuite with spa bath. Separate laundry, fully ducted reverse cycle air conditioning and two car spaces with lock up storage cage in the basement. The complex is pet friendly. Spectacular panoramic views of Mooloolaba, the waterways, the Hinterland and Glass House Mountains.
OPEN HOME: Saturday 8th July 3.00-3.30pm VIEW AT: www.deﬁneproperty.com.au PRICE: $1,150,000 AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575
MOOLOOLABA, 8/10 Woomba Place
Mooloolaba Canal Front Living Close To The Beach Soak up the Mooloolaba lifestyle! This great three bedroom unit faces northeast with fantastic canal views in central Mooloolaba. Complete with a pool in the complex and just a short walk to the Esplanade, restaurants, shops and Mooloolaba Main Beach! A generous open plan living /dining/ kitchen area with balcony overlooking the canal and pool. The master bedroom with ensuite has its own balcony. Two other good sized double bedrooms, separate toilet, bathroom and laundry plus lock up garage complete this great property.
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Townhouse Apartment - All Offers Considered 31/10 Grand Parade, KAWANA ISLAND This 3 bedroom townhouse style apartment in the “Azure’ complex is located directly across the road from Double Bay Park, the Green Zebra Restaurant, Mykies by the Bay cafe/restaurant and a convenience store. • Master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe
• Good external storage
• 2 car accommodation
• Currently rented at $430 per week
• Quality kitchen with stone bench tops and stainless steel appliances
• Shared BBQ, outdoor entertaining area and swimming pool
Inspect Sunday 9th July 10-10.30am Price $450,000
• Low body corporate fee’s
Internet ID 3205588 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369
• Large private deck
Great Investment in Kawana Forest 5 Cottonwood Street, MERIDAN PLAINS
Neat as a pin is this 3 bedroom home nestled away in a quite street only minutes to the University Hospital and medical precinct. • Functional and spacious kitchen • East facing covered entertaining area • North facing uncovered outdoor entertaining area • Schools and sporting fields are both within walking distance
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Inspect Sunday 9th July 12-12.30pm Price $469,000
Internet ID 3206291 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369
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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 accommodation
• Large backyard with saltwater pool
• Close to numerous schools and the University
Inspect Sunday 9th July 12-12.30pm Auction 29th July 10am on site Internet ID 3203501 Steve Turner - 0412 679 488 firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunity 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 air-conditioning
Inspect Sunday 9th July 11-11.30am Auction 22nd July 3pm on site
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• Outdoor patio and entertaining area
Steve Turner - 0412 679 488
• Walking distance to beaches and Kawana Shopping Centre
• Fully fenced
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Potential Development Site or Sold Separately 118-120 Jones Road & 2a Pittards Road, BUDERIM Potential to develop 6,303m of prime Buderim land, purchase the properties separately and investigate duplex potential or build your own home - the option is yours: • 118-120 Jones Rd is L1/RP1751581 covering 1,758m2 and does have a small 3 bedroom home on site • 2A Pittards Rd is L2/RP175158 covering 4,545m2 and backs onto parkland with easement access off Pittards Rd. • 5 mins to Sunshine Plaza, the new Maroochydore CBD and a number of great beaches • Walking distance to convenience shopping and public transport • Easy access to Bruce Highway and Sunshine Motorway • Tender closes 5pm on Monday 31 July 2017 2
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Inspect Agent On Site Sunday 9th July 2-3pm Price Tender closing 5pm Monday 31st July Internet ID 3206313 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369
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... located 15 minutes from the beaches of Coolum this peaceful acreage lifestyle is awaiting YOU
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Lot 7 - 5,209m2 Private concrete driveway, northerly views $320,000 Lot 9 - 1.318ha The largest lot, northerly views $320,000 Lot 11 - 6,424m2 Elevated, park like land $285,000
Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Lifestyle Acreage Specialist
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NOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX.* MAROOCHYDORE, 2 Allambie Street
Headline 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
Auction: On Site, This Saturday July 8th at 12noon Inspect: Saturday From 11:00am Barbara Banks 0419 760 492
• Solid built 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Open plan living featuring high ceilings
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• Instructions clear - must sell at auction • Room for a pool and shed
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ONLY 4 LOTS REMAIN Purchase from $205,000 Stage 1 now complete Windsor Road, Nambour Jason Stock 0411 123 888
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Suburb, Street Name ?2 Maroochydore, 9/52 Alexandra Parade 2 Offers Invited Best Beachfront Buying Conveniently positioned in a beachfront pocket of Maroochydore, this well appointed and spacious unit offers a style of living that will have you feeling like every day is a holiday. 40M to the beach,this is true beachfront living.
Suburb, Name Buderim,Street 12/152 Burnett Street Contemporary Unit “On Top” Split over 2 levels, the functional layout of this trendy unit, with neutral toning, provides plenty of space. Large master with generous robe, ensuite and balcony. Modern kitchen with stone benchtops and plenty of storage.
View By Appointment harcourts.buderim.com.au /QB2433
• Detached sub-penthouse in Sea Aura • 180 degree uninterrupted panoramic views • Luxurious and private • Refurbished throughout to a high standard Must be sold so the owners will look at all offers!
Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257
$399,000 View Sat 8th July 12-12.30pm harcourts.buderim.com.au /QB2586 Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219 Shayne Callander 0409 427 850
Suburb, Buderim,Street 2/143Name Burnett Street 2? 2? 1? ‘Blue Chip’ Exclusive Residence with Auction unless sold prior Panoramic Views could be yours! Saturday 22nd July 12pm, on site
Suburb, Street Name Tanawha, 45 Kirsty Drive Where Family Comes Together Set back atop this manicured 1 acre allotment, this prestigious lowset family home is meticulously designed to bring the outside in. Surrounded by your own private botanical garden complete with waterfall - yet so close to Buderim.
0 5.30pm View Saturday 8th July 4.00-5.30pm harcourts.buderim.com.au /QB2837 Liz Cotton 0413 387 718
Price By Negotiation View Sat 8th July 11-11.30am harcourts.buderim.com.au /QB2652 Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219 Richard Meacle 0407 145 812
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MOUNTAIN CREEK 16 ‘PENINSULA COURT’, 89 BUNDILLA BOULEVARD
OFFERS OVER $350,000
ALEXANDRA HEADLAND OFFERS OVER $295,000 APARTMENT 426 ‘ALEXANDRA BEACH RESORT’, 180 ALEXANDRA PARADE
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Beautifully presented this lovely 3 brm townhouse enjoys a sunny northerly aspect from both the living room and the balcony. Features:- Generous sized kitchen; Private north facing deck; Downstairs laundry and powder room; Three good sized bedrooms - with built in robes; Estimated rental return of $380-$400 per week; Low Body Corporate Fees; Airconditioning to living and main bedroom. Peninsula Court is a small complex of only 24 units with secure basement parking, onsite visitors parking, inground pool, and small waterfront park. INSPECT Saturday 10-10:30am FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5444 0800 PAUL & LISA ANGELL 0438 468 378 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au
BUDERIM 29 TURNIPWOOD DRIVE
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Possibly the best 1 bedroom apartment in the Alexandra Beach Resort. Enjoy uninterrupted views from your top floor position across the tropical landscaping and multiple pools to the white sand of Alex Beach and the sparkling Coral Sea. Features:- Fully renovated unit; Top floor position; Central position in complex; Airconditioning; Waterfront; Stunning tropical setting with Gym, Kids zone and BBQ area; Directly opposite patrolled beach & Surf club; Professional Onsite Managers. Call today to arrange an inspection. INSPECT Saturday 11-11:30am FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5444 0800 PAUL & LISA ANGELL 0438 468 378 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au
MAPLETON 29 RAINBOW PARK ROAD
Stunning Hinterland Views!
We all know the Buderim market is a hard one to break into, but luckily for you we have found a cracker three bedroom home in need of some TLC; making it affordable for you! Featuring; • Three generous bedrooms, two with built in robes • Main bathroom with bathtub, shower and separate toilet • Tiled open plan living room • Functional kitchen with island bench and breakfast bar • Spacious covered front deck with treed outlook at the front plus a large deck to the rear • Parking underneath the house plus garden shed AUCTION On Site Sunday 16th July 2017 at 12:00pm INSPECT Saturday 10-10.45am SIPPY DOWNS 5450 1515 GAVIN FLATON 0414 826 687 WEB www.fnlifestyle.com.au
Once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase your new home in Mapleton’s finest street. On a large 1785m2 landscaped yard with a solid brick 4-bedroom home. Ocean views are enjoyed from the kitchen window, imagine the view if you went up another level. • 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms • Solid brick home with 2 separate living areas • Inground pool • Double brick garage with remote • 10k gallon water tank, Septic system • Views, quiet, private court, walking distance to Mapleton School, Shops and Doctors INSPECT Call Agent To Arrange Inspection NAMBOUR 5441 1344 VANESSA BRUNTON 0467 448 850 WEB www.carolans.net
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Nambour - 5441 1344
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HALF AN ACRE OF RURAL RETREAT Considering Offers over $550,000
28 Samuel Place, MOOLOOLAH VALLEY • Quiet cul-de-sac position • 1km walk to Mooloolah Valley and train • Open plan A/C living plus large undercover patio • Side access, room for all the kids, toys and pets • Fully fenced, private and leafy outlook
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PRIVATE HAVEN IN THE HEART OF BUDDINA Auction Sunday 16th July at 11am
12 Malkana Crescent, BUDDINA • Centrally located close to canal, beach, river and shops but in private crescent • 4 bedroom open plan with good separation from master suite • Fully fenced with remote garage gate & Crimsafe on all windows & doors • Easy living low maintenance gardens with salt water pool
4 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car 577m2 Auction: Sunday 16th July, 11am Inspect: Saturday 8th & 15th July 11-11.45am, Wednesday 12th July 5-5.45pm, Leanne King 0439 910 235
A HOME EXUDING WARMTH AND COMFORT 54 Lighthouse Cct, BIRTINYA
• Easy luxury living in low set, low maintenance home • Coffered ceilings with inlaid mood lighting and special led lighting in kitchen • Conveniently close to the new hospital, lake and walkways • Ducted A/C throughout with 4 separate zones • 24 solar panels, quality timber-look ﬂooring, massive WIR
4 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car 402m2 Inspect: Saturday 8th July 1-1.45pm, Saturday 15th July 5-5.45pm Leanne King 0439 910 235
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? Leanne King – 0439 910 235 Sales Consultant Amber Fox 0405 357 735 Principal
Morag O’Malley 5476 3579 Sales Assistant
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Inspect By Appointment A Sweet and Sensational Opportunity! For the first time in 39 years, a once in a lifetime window of opportunity has opened up with the current owners deciding it’s time to hang up the gloves and retire! For 39 years, Strawberry Fields has been producing Strawberries for local and statewide consumers with the end goal always being “quality must prevail”! With the hard work already done such as implemented systems, infrastructure and plant & equipment all supplied, the new owners will be in an exceptional position to continue the production as usual to achieve superb returns on
investment whilst maintain an excellent lifestyle or further develop the business. • Approx. 100 acres on 2 titles • 7 homes-primary & caretaker residences • 24 brand new workers/farm stay unit • 4 large machinery sheds • 12 agistment blocks inc roof coverings
Mike Burns 0418 991 702 and Will Emms 0423 380 685 Elders Woombye
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Open Saturday 8th July from 2.00pm to 2.45pm Huge Shed With Liveable Features & Amenities on 1.3 Acres! • Approx 1.25 acres, ample space to build a home The council approved shed has been perfectly • Council approved 12m x 9m shed with amenities situated on this tranquil 1.3 acre block to ensure garage/mezzanine floor privacy from the road & neighbours. This is a • Area at top of property for potential 2nd dwelling great opportunity to establish a future in a family • Close to all amenities, beaches, schools & highway neighbourhood yet still close to everything. Will Emms 0423 380 685 and David Gaskin 0405 258 765 Elders Palmwoods $395,000 Web Id 17332105
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Mons 175 Sawreys Road
Open By Appointment Style and Panache Preside Over This Privately Positioned Property •Ultimate lifestyle retreat by award winning designer • Showcased in homes design magazines • Open plan living with unique customised zones
• Expansive alfresco deck with North aspect
• Mood lighting & high-end wall textures throughout
• Master Suite feature custom built joinery
• Low maintenance landscaped gardens Bev McMullin 0402 066 898 Elders Palmwoods Web Id 16932187
• Artificial turf arena with LED-lit garden features
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SECLUDED RESORT STYLE DESIGNER HOME Enter this property through an eclipse of greenery with a pleasant drive up your 100m fully pebble stoned driveway, passing through a large automatic security gate into your own resort style masterpiece. The fully fenced meticulously designed home is situated on a large 2,566m2 block with 100% views of gardens and natural landscapes. The master bedroom is presented perfectly with a walk though robe, black stone tiles surrounding your private spa bath + twin shower and double vanities makes for a deluxe ensuite. Three additional generous sized bedrooms all with built-ins + ceiling fans, a good sized media room with insulated walls for the cinema feel, all compliment this resort style family home. A large open plan kitchen/dining and family area spills out onto the undercover outdoor entertainment area overlooking the salt water pebble pool whilst enjoying total privacy from neighbours. This secluded resort style designer home is surrounded by luxurious botanical gardens.
• Solar hot water, 5.2kw solar system, Crim safe screens throughout • Powder room, storage room, office space, 3 x air conditioning units • Large grey tiling throughout/carpeted bedrooms • Stone bench tops – kitchen/bathrooms, built in mini bar & BBQ • 5000 Gallon water tank under deck, electric gate • Double garage + drive through, 6x4 shed/garage with power
4 BED | 2 BATH | 3 CAR | 1 MEDIA Address: 14 Plantation Rise Drive Woombye Inspect: Saturday and Sunday 11.00 - 11.45am Price: Offers Over $840,000
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UNIQUE, ARCHITECTURAL HOME
SAND, SURF, SEA & PLAY AT YOUR DOOR STEP
Architecturally designed unique private home set among native trees and vegetation. Mesmerising views of the surrounding valleys, situated close to Palmwoods only 5 minutes drive to town, 20 minutes to the sunshine coast popular beaches, shopping centres and the many private schools. As you enter the 100m concrete driveway and winding through the natural bushland you emerge to a setting that is very private and has the tranquillity of nature with the views to inspire. Level parking area for 10 vehicles with the extra choice of the 2 bay undercover carport or the enclosed 6x12 colorbond shed. • 10 Acres – 4.02 ha • Air Conditioning • Separate studio/bedroom • 4 x Bed room • 12 X 6 Shed with power + water • 3 x Bathroom
This immaculately presented, large and well-designed contemporary family home has dual access into the property, and fully fenced for the children and pets. Within walking distance to Twin Waters Golf Club, cafes, specialty shops, walking and bicycle paths, and only minutes’ drive to Red Jacket Aqua Fun Park, pristine white sand beaches, surf club, resorts, canals, and even a dog beach. • 4 Bedrooms • Reverse cycle ducted air conditioning • 2 Bathrooms • Hard wired surround sound system • Double garage + 2 store rooms • Salt water pebbled swimming pool • Large open plan kitchen / dining / family • 5kw solar system • Large separate lounge room • 20 Solar panels
4 BED | 3 BATH | 5 CAR | 1 MEDIA Address: 152 Citrus Road, Landers Shoot Inspect: Saturday and Sunday 1.00 - 1.30pm Price: Offers Over $779,000
4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR Address: 3 Veering Crescent, Twin Waters Inspect: Saturday 11.30am - 12noon Price: Offers Over $640,000
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place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days: 1 KATE STREET, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Auction on site Saturday July 8 @ 1pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 27 ALBATROSS AVENUE, AROONA Auction on site Saturday July 8 @ 12pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545 7 HAMILTON STREET, BUDERIM Auction on site Friday July 7 @ 4pm Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219 Shayne Callander 0409 427 850 2 ALLAMBIE STREET, MAROOCHYDORE
Barbara Banks 0419 760 492 40 TARCOOLA AVENUE, MOOLOOLABA Auction on site Saturday July 8 @ 12pm Define Property 5478 2477 Ross Cattle 0410 625 758
16 MAUD STREET, NAMBOUR $610,000 / 8 bed, 4 bath, 1 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Andy Sharma
U40 ISLAND QUAYS, 51 GRAND PARADE, KAWANA ISLAND Passed in, sold post auction / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Team Godwin Real Estate 5444 0258 Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 7 CORYULE STREET, BATTERY HILL SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $500,000 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Belle Property Buderim 5456 0219 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257 29 NOTHLING STREET, MOFFAT BEACH Passed in / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car REMAX Property Sales 5470 7000 Michael Berry 0407 913 773 23A CULBARA STREET, MOOLOOLABA Passed in / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388
Auction on site Saturday July 8 @ 12pm RE/MAX Coast and Country 5476 7654
5203/5 EMPORIO PLACE, MAROOCHYDORE $320,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car RE/MAX Coast and Country, Melina Fredsberg
5/57 NETHERTON STREET, NAMBOUR $226,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Elders Real Estate Palmwoods, Bev McMullin 75/73 HILTON TERRACE, NOOSAVILLE $160,000 / 1 bed, 1 bath, 1 car RE/MAX Coast and Country, Bob Denman
1 Kate Street, Alexandra Headland
27 STARKEY STREET, PALMWOODS $450,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Elders Real Estate Palmwoods, Jim O’Connell, Neil McKinley & Bev McMullin
5 DOTTERELL DRIVE, BLI BLI $485,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car RE/MAX Coast and Country, Anita Mirashi 10 ARGYLE STREET, COES CREEK $419,000 / 4 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Andy Sharma
9 PICCA PLACE, PALMWOODS $520,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car RE/MAX Coast and Country, Andrew Kirby
70 EUDLO SCHOOL ROAD, EUDLO $760,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Elders Real Estate Palmwoods, Mike Burns & Meng Meng
A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast:
10 CORELLA STREET, FOREST GLEN $492,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Harcourts Buderim, Michael Chapman
11/6 COONOWRIN STREET, BATTERY HILL $285,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Realway Property Consultants Caloundra, Darren Ide
5 DRAKE STREET, GOLDEN BEACH $607,777 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Realway Property Consultants Caloundra, James Reynolds
7 Hamilton Street, Buderim *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies
Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE
TOWEN MOUNTAIN 91 TOWEN MOUNTAIN ROAD
14 ACRE OFF GRID! PRIVATE ECO HIDEAWAY – BIG VIEWS! • Steel framed, fire rated, battery solar powered, 4yo home • Private setting within 14 acres with enormous pano views
Price: Mid $600,000s
• Modwood front and back decks, solar hot water, fireplace
Inspect: Saturday 2 – 2.40
• 90,000l concrete water tank, dam, creek, walking trails, birds Contact: Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 • This is a self sufficient lifestyle reality – quality, economical
www.riddellrealestate.com.au Property ID: 505527
PALMWOODS: 9 MARY ST New listing! Investors,1st home buyers. 3brms, 1bath, 2car + w/shop. Neat & tidy home.
Open Sat. 12-12.40 $575,000
WEST WOOMBYE: 9 HAMILTON RD
Open Sat. 1-1.40
First class rural property. 5 mins Woombye. 4brms,3bath,6car impressive features,grannyflat
Value Plus at $799,000
WOOMBYE: 21 DINMORE ST
For Sale Priced at $599,000
Dual Living! 5brms, 4bath, 6car. Senstational views, 2 kitchens, sep. living areas + more Stunning Queenslander, 6brms, 3bath, 2car. 2554sqm block. Elevated location, views.
For Sale Int. from $695,000
ROSEMOUNT: 39 PRINGLE RD
Dual living Ooportunity. 4brms, 2bath, 1car. 2 levels picturesque 1305m2 block. Large deck.
Offers over $450,000
NAMBOUR: ONLY 2 LEFT! Developer Wants Them SOLD! Brand New! Sizeable
U1 – 3brms - $355,900 U6 – 2brms $349,900
WOOMBYE: 32 COUNTRYVIEW ST
rooms, ensuited, own balcony, convenient location
LAND FOR SALE ! Lot 2 – 600m2 Views and ready to build on Lot 3 – 66m2
Nicely elevated, great location
Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 | Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 | John Pyne 0418 710 209 | Virginia Brown 0400 763 837
• Great location walk to Nambour CBD • 2,936 Square Metres – Elevated (5% Slope) • Leafy surrounds • Northerly outlook • 2 x adjoining lots of 508m2 also available
Price $495,000 Ian Black 0407 587 503
Open Sat. 12-12.40 Priced at $380,000
Impressive modern home. 4brms, 2bath, 2car. Elevated & quiet position. Quality throughout.
WOOMBYE: 12 SWEETWATER ST
OUTSTANDING DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
EASY LIVING IN NAMBOUR HEIGHTS NAMBOUR HEIGHTS
• Beautifully presented family home • Neutral colour pallet throughout • 3 Bedroom, ensuite & family bathroom • Room to park trailer, boat or caravan • Enclosed yard with shed & cubby house
Price $429,000 Gary Langford 0412 348 533
Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie Street, Nambour | Phone 5441 3366 | www.dayandgrimes.com
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6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 The Link. 8.00 Building Australia: The Project House. 8.30 Unforgotten. (M) Sir Phillip Cross makes a difﬁcult decision. 9.15 Line Of Duty. (M) 10.20 Lateline.
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 MOVIE Lucy. (2014) (M) Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-Sik Choi. A woman unlocks the potential of her brain. 10.30 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 5.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 18. Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs. From Allianz Stadium, Sydney. 10.10 MOVIE Black Rain. (1989) (M) Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Kate Capshaw.
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. Contestants take part in a MasterClass. 8.30 The Living Room. Amanda meets Andrew Banks. 9.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.
6pm River Cottage Australia. Paul explores the nearby coastline. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Truro To Penzance. (PG) Presented by Michael Portillo. 8.30 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 7. Troyes to Nuits-Saint-Georges. 213.5 km ﬂat stage. From France.
6pm Compass. 6.30 Gardening Australia. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Father Brown. (PG) 8.15 The Good Karma Hospital. (M) Holi festival fever hits the hospital. 9.05 Agatha Raisin. (PG) Agatha investigates a suspicious death. 9.50 Janet King. (M)
6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Men In Black II. (2002) (PG) Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson. 8.45 MOVIE Bad Boys II. (2003) (M) Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Gabrielle Union. Two detectives investigate a drug-smuggling ring. 11.50 The Goldbergs. (PG)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 True Story With Hamish & Andy: Jack. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Get Smart. (2008) (PG) Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson. 9.45 MOVIE American Sniper. (2014) (MA15+) Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner.
6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Vet. (PG) 7.30 David Attenborough’s Planet Earth: Seasonal Forests. (PG) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) A powerful family defends one of their number. 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 48 Hours. (M)
6pm Grand Tours Of Scotland: West Of Skyfall – Skye, Soay And Canna. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Digging For Britain’s Secrets: Britannia. Part 1 of 4. 8.30 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 8. Dole to Station des Rousses. 187.5 km hilly stage. From France.
6pm Anh’s Brush With Fame. (PG) 6.30 Little Lunch. 7.00 ABC News. 7.40 Grand Designs New Zealand. 8.30 Poldark. A grain ship is raided by starving villagers. 9.30 Death In Paradise. (PG) A brideto-be is murdered. 10.30 Cleverman. (M)
6pm Seven News. 7.00 House Rules. (PG) Hosted by Johanna Griggs. 9.00 Yummy Mummies. (PG) Follows four glamorous mums-to-be as they experience pregnancy and make elaborate plans for motherhood. 10.30 To Be Advised.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 Australian Ninja Warrior. (PG) 8.45 60 Minutes. 9.45 Killer Women With Piers Morgan: Rebecca Fenton. (PG) 10.45 Australian Crime Stories: Chow Hayes – Australia’s First Gangster. (M) 11.45 House. (M)
6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 MasterChef Australia. Contestants tackle an invention test. 9.00 Bull. (M) A lawyer is on trial for murder. 10.00 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) Tammy’s ex-husband returns to New Orleans.
6pm Great British Railway Journeys: Waterloo To Canary Wharf. Presented by Michael Portillo. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Bog Bodies. A look at the socalled “bog bodies”. 8.30 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 9. Nantua to Chambéry. 181.5 km mountain stage. From France.
6.10pm Restoration Man. 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 Recognition: Yes Or No?
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 The Last 100 Days Of Diana. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE The Proposal. (2009) (PG) Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen. An editor gets engaged to her assistant.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Australian Ninja Warrior. (PG) 9.10 Here Come The Habibs! (PG) A beach picnic turns into a riot. 9.55 David Blaine: Beyond Magic. (M) 10.55 Botched. (M) 11.55 Law & Order. (M)
6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Aust. 8.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 Prison Break: Resurrection. (M) 11.30 WIN News.
6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 News. 7.30 Michael Mosley’s Meet The Humans. 8.30 Mutiny. Part 1 of 5. 9.30 24 Hours In Emergency: Someone To Watch Over Me. 10.25 SBS News.
6.10pm Restoration Man. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Ask The Doctor. (PG) 8.30 Diana: Seven Days That Shook The World. Part 2 of 2. 9.20 Foreign Correspondent. 9.50 Meet The Mavericks. (M) 10.20 Lateline.
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Behave Yourself. (PG) 8.30 Yummy Mummies. (PG) Follows four glamorous mums-to-be. 9.40 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell. (M) 10.45 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 8. Women’s singles quarter-ﬁnals.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Australian Ninja Warrior. (PG) Australians tackle an obstacle course. 9.10 MOVIE Casino Royale. (2006) (M) Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench. James Bond must stop an evil banker.
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 8.45 Shark Tank. Hosted by Sarah Harris. 9.45 NCIS. (M) A stolen drone is linked to a terrorist. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.
6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 News. 7.30 Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria’s Slum. 8.30 Insight. Presented by Jenny Brockie. 9.30 Dateline. 10.00 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 10.
7pm News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (M) 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (M) Hosted by Shaun Micallef. 9.00 Ronny Chieng: International Student. (M) 9.25 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. 10.20 Luke Warm Sex. (MA15+)
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Border Security: America’s Front Line. (PG) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (M) The disappearance of three kids is investigated.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 Rugby League. State Of Origin. Game 3. Queensland v NSW. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 Chicago Med. (M) Halstead and Manning deal with two feuding brothers, one of whom is in dire need of a kidney.
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 8.30 Offspring. (M) Billie organises a girls’ night out. 9.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) The team must free McGarrett’s mother. 10.30 Hawaii Five-0. 11.30 WIN News.
6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 News. 7.30 Extreme Railway Journeys. 8.30 The Cyber Attack That Stopped The World. A look at a global cyber attack. 9.30 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 11.
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6.05pm Restoration Man. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 The Checkout: Best Before. (PG) 8.30 Janet King. (M) Janet tries to bring Darren Faulkes to justice. 9.30 Cleverman. (MA15+) 10.25 Lateline.
6.30pm News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Toddlers Make You Laugh Out Loud. (PG) 8.30 All Round To Mrs Brown’s. (M) Mrs Brown chats with celebrity guests. 9.40 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. (M)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 RBT. (PG) Follows the activities of police units. 8.30 The NRL Footy Show. (M) A look at the latest NRL news. 10.30 World’s Funniest Videos Top 10 Countdown. (PG) 11.30 The AFL Footy Show. (M)
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7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Catﬁsh: The TV Show. 9.00 High Class Call Girls. 9.50 You Can’t Ask That. 10.20 Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
6pm ICU. (PG) 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Cities Of The Underworld. (PG) 8.30 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 5. 10.30 The House That 100K Built. 11.30 Bargain Hunt.
6pm World’s Craziest Fools. 6.30 Big Bang. 7.00 AFL Pre-Game Show. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 16. Adelaide v Western Bulldogs. 10.30 Rude Tube. 11.00 Klondike Gold Fever.
6pm First Flight. 6.10 Megamind. 6.30 MOVIE Megamind. (2010) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. (2013) (M) 11.30 Most Terrifying Places in America.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Monarch Of The Glen. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Double Jeopardy. (1999) (M) 10.50 The Paradise.
6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 10.30 Highlander. (M) 11.30 Diagnosis Murder. (M)
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 New Girl. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Far From The Madding Crowd. (2015) (M)
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 8.15 Would I Lie To You? 8.45 Live At The Apollo. 9.30 The Inbetweeners. 10.00 Broad City. 10.20 The Inbetweeners.
6pm For The Love Of Dogs. (PG) 6.30 Mighty Planes. 7.30 Extreme Railways. (PG) 8.30 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 6. 11.00 Wimbledon. Day 6. Continued.
7.20pm Football. AFL. Round 16. Brisbane Lions v Geelong. 10.00 MOVIE S.W.A.T. (2003) (M) Samuel L Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez. 12.30am Ink Master. (M)
7pm MOVIE Hairspray. (2007) (PG) John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer. 9.15 MOVIE Grease. (1978) (PG) John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing. 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG)
7pm MOVIE Star Trek: The Motion Picture. (1979) (G) 9.40 MOVIE Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan. (1982) (M) William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley.
6pm The Life Of Mammals. 7.00 Building Invincible. 8.00 Megafactories. (PG) 9.00 The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth. (PG) 10.00 48 Hours: NCIS. (M) 11.00 48 Hours. (M)
6pm Frasier. 6.30 Raymond. 7.30 Last Man Standing. 8.00 Last Man Standing. 8.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? 9.30 Fresh Off The Boat. 10.00 New Girl. 10.30 Don’t Trust The B----.
7pm Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.30 Thrilla In Manila. (M) 10.00 High Class Call Girls. (MA15+) 10.50 Louis Theroux: A Different Brain. 11.50 The Home Show.
6.15pm Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em. 7.00 Border Security: International. (PG) 8.00 The Force: Behind The Line. (PG) 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (PG) 10.30 Escape To The Country.
6.10pm MOVIE Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life. (2003) (PG) 8.35 MOVIE Oblivion. (2013) (M) 11.05 Rude Tube. 12.05am Lizard Lick Towing.
7.30pm The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Man Of Steel. (2013) (PG) Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe. 11.15 Two And A Half Men. (PG)
6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 The Good Life. 7.40 New Tricks. (PG) 8.50 MOVIE From Russia With Love. (1963) (PG) Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Bernard Lee. 11.15 The Closer. (M)
6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.00 Scorpion. (PG) 8.00 Attenborough’s Battle To Save The Tiger. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE The Game. (1997) (M) 11.35 Building Invincible.
6pm Frasier. 6.30 MOVIE Over The Hedge. (2006) (G) 8.10 Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures. 8.40 Joel Creasey’s Comedy Offensive. 9.40 To Be Advised.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. (PG) 8.30 Louis Theroux: Drinking To Oblivion. (M) 9.30 Girls, Guns And ISIS. (MA15+) 10.20 Thrilla In Manila. (M) 11.50 Ross Kemp On Gangs.
6pm Crash Investigation Unit. (PG) 6.30 Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 7. 11.00 Wimbledon. Day 7. Continued.
6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 World’s Most Amazing Videos. (M) 8.30 MOVIE The Incredible Hulk. (2008) (M) 10.45 Hardcore Pawn. 11.15 Jail: Las Vegas Jailhouse.
6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Science Of Stupid. (M) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE The Legend Of Hercules. (2014) (M) 11.30 Street Outlaws.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Spy In The Wild. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE The Judge. (2014) (M) Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga. 11.30 Footy Classiﬁed. (M)
6pm M*A*S*H. 7.30 MacGyver. (M) 8.30 Undercover Boss. (PG) 9.30 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 9. Austrian Grand Prix. 10.30 The Last Man On Earth. 11.00 Super Rugby Extra Time.
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 The Simpsons. 9.00 MOVIE From Dusk Till Dawn. (1996) (MA15+)
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 The Checkout: Best Before. 8.50 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. 9.35 Banged Up Abroad.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Judge John Deed. 9.30 Border Security: Int. (PG) 10.00 Wimbledon. Day 8. Women’s singles quarter-ﬁnals. 10.45 Mighty Planes.
6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Outback Truckers. (PG) 9.30 Loaded. (PG) 10.00 MegaTruckers. (M) 10.30 Ice Road Truckers. 11.30 Restoration Garage.
6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 8.30 Big Bang. 9.30 MOVIE The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear. (1991) (M) 11.15 Two And A Half Men. 11.45 South Beach Tow.
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 Escape To The Country.
6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 48 Hours. (M) 8.30 48 Hours: NCIS. (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 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. (2001) (M)
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Bodyshockers: Nips, Tucks And Tattoos. 9.10 The Paedophile Hunters. 10.05 Banged Up Abroad.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Jonathan Creek. 9.30 Border Security: Int. 10.00 Wimbledon. Day 9. Men’s singles quarter-ﬁnals. 10.30 ABBA: Absolute Image.
6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Baggage Battles. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Inglourious Basterds. (2009) (MA15+) 12.15am What Went Down.
6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.00 Police Ten 7. (M) 8.30 MOVIE War Of The Worlds. (2005) (M) 10.45 Best Ink. 11.45 South Beach Tow.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 9.50 Silent Witness. (MA15+) 11.00 Call The Midwife. (M)
6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Undercover Boss. 8.30 Attenborough’s The Life Of Mammals. 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 Countdown To Murder. (M) 11.30 Legends. (MA15+)
6.30pm Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 The Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. 9.30 Paciﬁc Heat. 10.00 Bob’s Burgers.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 8.50 The Inbetweeners. 9.20 Comedy Up Late. 9.50 Live At The Apollo. 10.45 Broad City.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Keeping Up Appearances. 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. 9.30 Border Security: Int. 10.00 Wimbledon. Day 10. Women’s singles semi-ﬁnals.
6pm American Restoration. 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 9.00 Big Bang. (M) 9.30 Big Bang. (PG) 10.00 ScreenPLAY. (M) 10.30 Big Bang. 11.00 Kinne. 11.30 World’s Craziest Fools.
6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Point Break. (2015) (M) 10.45 Auction Hunters. (PG) 11.45 Dog And Beth: On The Hunt. (MA15+)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Weird Wonders Of The World. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Burlesque. (2010) (M) 11.05 To Be Advised.
6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 GC Cops. (PG) 8.30 Cops: AO. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE True Justice: Violence Of Action. (2012) (M) 11.00 Graceland.
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Acropolis Now. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 10.15 Sex And The City. 10.50 Empire.
TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
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J-Bay starts next week, which means excitement is building. Go Julian! I’d rather watch this than two boneheads beating the crap out of each other at Suncorp. Yep, not a boxing or cage fighting fan. I think they actually should get extra points for squirrel gripping. Just saying! I hope you guys are all scoring some fun waves and being kind to each other. This weekend has perfect conditions, but unfortunately the swell is not much. So enjoy what you can. Whatever your poison this weekend, I hope you enjoy yourself.
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Change for the better (6) Understand (6) Road-surfacing material (7) Used up (5) A synthetic ﬁbre (5) Burmese capital (7) Good and bad fortune (3,3,5) Proﬁtable (7) Persian Gulf sheikdom (5) Rapidly (5) A ﬁshing boat (7) An international agreement (6) Hold fast (6)
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Flemish painter, d. 1640 (6) Decisively important (5) Country of east Europe (7) Malicious burning (5) Boisterous square dance (7) Military rebellion (6) Disbelief (11) Secluded (7) Long-experienced person (3,4) Shocked (6) Penetrate (6) Naval tactical unit (5) Misrepresent (5)
N E F S A E S S L
Month of the year named after Roman god Mars
Dark time of day
Valiant dwarf featured in Lord of The Rings
A sound your nose makes
Casper is the friendly kind
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GOOD 11 BETTER 14 BEST 15
ARIES [MAR 21-APR 20]
TAURUS [APR 21-MAY 21]
GEMINI [MAY 22-JUN 21]
Restless rams - ‘Keep moving forward and don’t look back’ is your current motto. You’re keen to call the shots on Monday, but domineering behaviour will only lead to dramas and confrontation. So slip on your humility hat instead.
Communication looks strained on Monday. The more stubborn you are, the more likely you’ll get drawn into an argument (either in person or online). And do you sometimes feel stuck in a rut? Friday or Saturday is a terrific time to rev up your routine.
Venus is vamping through your sign, which greatly boosts your Gemini charisma and sense of fun. So it’s a wonderful week to turn up the charm factor and call in a few old favours. However, too much happy hilarity [and no action] will just annoy others.
CANCER [JUN 22-JUL 23]
LEO [JUL 24-AUG 23]
VIRGO [AUG 24-SEP 23]
Don’t allow a loved one to manipulate you on Monday, as they try to persuade you to do something against your better judgment. Have the emotional strength (and common sense) to stand your ground and say no.
Early in the week, an obstacle will be placed in your path. Or you could be drawn into a power struggle, which may lead to a perceived problem or failure. That’s OK! Sometimes, hurdles help us to stop and see the path ahead more clearly.
With the sun and Pluto at odds, your obsessive/compulsive side is likely to take over. If you sweat the small stuff, then you’ll end up feeling tired, emotional and exhausted by the end of the week. Perhaps it’s time to sample meditation or a spot of yoga?
LIBRA [SEP 24-OCT 23]
SCORPIO [OCT 24-NOV 22]
SAGITTARIUS [NOV 23-DEC 21]
This week, Mercury and Jupiter encourage you to be more adventurous as you learn something new or travel somewhere off the beaten track. It’s also a wonderful week to grab an opportunity that takes you in an exciting new direction.
You’re in the mood to manipulate others on Monday. But be warned loved ones are primed to fight back and you may find you’ve bitten off more than you can comfortably chew. So why not drop the control freak persona and let bygones be bygones?
This week you’ll be given the chance to heal an old emotional wound or patch up a relationship problem. Don’t let false Sagittarian pride stop you from taking a leap forward when it comes to love and forgiveness.
CAPRICORN [DEC 22-JAN 20]
AQUARIUS [JAN 21-FEB 19]
PISCES [FEB 20-MAR 20]
Relationship dramas are likely on Monday, unless you can slip out of fussy Capricorn control-freak mode and instead, try the gentle art of compromise. As always, cool cooperation is the key to interpersonal harmony.
As the week kicks off, you’re inclined to question your inner motivations. Which can be confronting. But a soulful examination of your interior life will give you the self-knowledge and confidence to let your authentic Aquarian nature shine.
Some fish will bump into an old friend, discover long-forgotten love-letters, or re-connect with a former flame. But are you living in Pollyanna Land? Just remember – memories are so seductive because they’re so damn selective.
Solve all the clues and reveal the eight-letter word spelled down the middle of the grid.
LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION
0707 CROSSWORD: ACROSS: 1 Reform 4 Fathom 9 Bitumen 10 Spent 11 Nylon 12 Rangoon 13 Ups and downs 18 Gainful 20 Dubai 22 Apace 23 Trawler 24 Treaty 25 Adhere DOWN: 1 Rubens 2 Fatal 3 Romania 5 Arson 6 Hoedown 7 Mutiny 8 Incredulity 14 Private 15 Old hand 16 Aghast 17 Pierce 19 Fleet 21 Belie
JUNIOR X-WORD: March, Rabbi, Night, Gimli, Snort, Ghost, Efron, Choir (MINISTER),
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SCATTERWORD: FALSENESS, safeness, easel, lease, false, ease, ﬂea, leaf, safe, elan, lane, lean, sale, seal, sane, ﬂan, lass.
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THE LAST WORD
WHERE TO FROM HERE? Richard O’Leary offers a brief history of human evolution, and it has him pondering an uncertain future.
y sons are learning about the history of our planet. The Earth is more than 4.5 billion years old, while life on this planet began about 3.8 billion years ago with the emergence of the first bacteria. It took more than a billion years for multicellular life to evolve, and it’s only pretty recently that the life forms we are familiar with started to evolve – just 570 million years ago. It took another 40 million years for fish to develop. The first land plants started to emerge from the soil 475 million years ago, and 90 million years later the first forests started to form. The first mammals started to populate the planet 200 million years ago. The first of our ancestors evolved about six million years ago and Homo sapiens started to walk on Earth just 300,000 years ago (until a few months ago it was thought to be 200,000 years, but the discovery of remains of early humans in Morocco earlier
this year has altered that timeline). So all in all we have not been around very long – about 0.004 per cent of the Earth’s history. And gee it shows. If you have a look at what’s trending on Twitter on any given day it’s obvious we have some growing up to do. This is just a random sample I discovered recently: “President Trump nominated NY Jets owner Woody Johnson as US ambassador to the United Kingdom, filling a crucial foreign post.” “Over 700 grizzlies living in Yellowstone National Park are no longer deemed endangered. The protections have been in place since 1975, when the population was under 150.” “Authorities are investigating the death of a fashion blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream can.” “On this day in 1949, Mary Louise ‘Meryl’ Streep was born in Summit, New Jersey.” (Just to digress for a second, it
seems hardly fair that Meryl Streep has to share the limelight, let alone be upstaged by the aforementioned story.) “There is nothing more satisfying than finding a bonus french fry at the bottom of your bag when all other fries are gone #tanka #FastFoodDay.” (This yarn was accompanied by a photo of the french fry in the bag – of course it was.) “Markelle Fultz turned basketballs into a pair of shoes. The Washington guard and top prospect in this year’s NBA Draft wore a pair of custom shoes on the red carpet.” To be fair I think the last one is pretty cool. But when you look at that whole list it becomes abundantly clear this species is slowly slipping away into a primordial soup of triviality and insignificance. Maybe it’s time my boys started to study another subject – The Sure and Steady Decline of Homo Sapiens – A Brief History. firstname.lastname@example.org
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