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ISSUE 460 August 4, 2017

FROM THE EDITOR The MWP team is a positive bunch. Our work ethos is to look for the best in any situation and to promote our region as the wonderful place it is. Sharing great stories, celebrating culture and fostering wellbeing and happiness is what we are about. And, I think we’ve hit the nail square on the head this week with a mix of people, music and travel filling the pages. In our cover story, Leigh Robshaw tunes into the region’s thriving cultural and music hub to speak with three Coast musicians who are forging a sound path to success. Among them is Carl Wockner. I first met Carl six years ago when he performed at my best friend’s wedding. Back then, he was a humble, down-to-earth guy. Today, he lives in Nashville and is on the verge of international fame. He was named the first and only Australian artist to ever win top honours at the International Acoustic Music Awards. Yet that same warm personality remains. It’s an honour to have the talented musician grace this week’s cover. Also this edition, we have our eight-page travel feature jam-packed with family friendly holiday options, plus a little luxury thrown into the mix. We are also pleased to welcome the talented Catriona Rowntree to the MWP team. The travel queen will be sharing her favourite tips and destinations, beginning this edition. Happy reading!


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A FRESH START First job? I was an intern at Today Tonight. I used to have to go into the used car yards with hidden cameras, and worked for free for three years before I got my first paid job in Rockhampton for WIN as a reporter. What are you currently working on? I’ve been a reporter with Nine in Brisbane and I’m transitioning to this new presenting job doing fill-in presenting. Your family includes… James, six and Henry, three. James is desperate to be a television reporter. My husband and I separated about three years ago and we’re divorced now. It’s very amicable; we’re a family but not a conventional one. First car? My sister’s hand-me-down Hyundai Sprint, which wasn’t very sprinty. Favourite book? Pride and Prejudice. I just love the language – it’s so eloquent. What are you reading now? Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. It’s about juggling high-pressure work and having children. It gives you a really good perspective – it’s not about guilt, it’s just about making the most of everything.

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Your greatest regret? Not listening to myself enough in my twenties. I listened to others and didn’t trust my own judgement, and I made decisions that probably weren’t the wisest for me. As you get older you get more confident and are more true to yourself.

“As you get older you get more confident and are more true to yourself”

Favourite song? Say My Name, Destiny’s Child.


Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point? The day I got this job. I had been a presenter for a really long time. I went back to reporting but wasn’t sure if I’d ever get the opportunity to present again. Getting this job has been a real turning point for me because it’s opened up so many opportunities, confidence-wise. Going through a divorce is not what you expect in your early thirties. I had given up my job, I didn’t really have anything – to be able to turn it around in two years, it’s given me and my children a future and it’s really exciting.

What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? I grew up going to Noosa for a lot for family holidays. Noosa is one of my favourite places in Australia or the world. If you could change one thing on the Coast, what would it be? Make everything a bit closer or have some super-fast way to get everywhere. Plus, more parking at Noosa. Best day in your life? The birth of my children – it’s life changing. I’m grateful for every day.

What achievement are you most proud of? My children. They’re so delightful and so polite. I’m so proud of them; they’re real little joys to be around. Very resilient and strong and confident and funny. They’re the best part about me.

You are happiest when? When I feel like I’m on top of everything and I’m with my children and everything is right with the world. What frustrates you the most? That there are not enough hours in the day. How do you deal with your frustrations? Being super organised. I write lists; I’m a list person. As soon as I can tick something off, I punch the air. If you could tell your 18 year-old self anything what would it be? Trust your instincts and relax. As long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters. Tea or coffee? Skinny cappuccino and I like the chocolate on top. NRL or AFL? NRL. I used to be a sports reader in North Queensland for years, so the Cowboys.

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COAST MUSOS ON A SOUND PATH TO STARDOM The music industry has faced huge challenges over the past two decades, but a talented breed of independent Sunshine Coast musicians are forging ahead with successful careers. They shared their advice for up-and-coming musicians with MWP. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.

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The Guardian suggested it’s now being seen as the antidote to music pirating, as people prefer to pay a subscription fee for convenient music access rather than venture into illegal downloading. Wockner embraces streaming as a way to connect with fans, but has a word of warning for fellow artists questioning the right way to negotiate sales in the digital age: “I would encourage artists to put their music in a place where it isn’t worthless. As long as the streaming sites pay royalties, as small as they may be you can use them. Just don’t give your music away for free, unless you’re getting something out of it, like an email address. Spotify is much better than a free download, especially when you have spent time and money to write and record. Everyone values music in a different way, but it must always be put in a place where the artist can receive something in return. Otherwise, music will die or worse – become horrible.”



ith his trademark red glasses and dreadlocks, Carl Wockner is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most recognisable musicians. A charismatic performer with loads of personality, his raw talent and business sense have enabled him to create a successful music career at a time when the music industry is struggling with the impact of digital disruption. Originally from Bundaberg, Wockner moved to Maroochydore when he was 25 and spent 10 years playing around the local traps before springboarding a year ago to Nashville, Tennessee, one of the world’s music hubs, to work with producer Michael Flanders. Having become a crowd favourite here on the Coast, he’s gone back to square one in the US, a small fish in an oceanic pond, with his bespectacled sights set on stardom. In 2015 he became the first Australian artist to win top honours at the International Acoustic Music Awards and his latest album Crayon Days was nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album at the 2016 Independent Music Awards. Playing seven gigs a week, he’s one of Nashville’s busiest musicians and now he’s turned his talents to the silver screen. He recently landed an acting gig in an upcoming Hollywood film, An L.A. Minute starring Gabriel Byrne, and co-wrote the score. But he and his family still call the Sunshine Coast home – he’ll be back for shows in December – and plans to be based back on the Coast full-time eventually. “It was while we were living on the Coast that I gained most of my current fans, partly because of the music scene on the Coast, but mostly during that time I found the Sunshine Coast a great base to get out and all over Australia from,” he says. Wockner describes his music as a mixture of pop and a new genre called Americana, which is “folk meets singer-songwriter meets roots meets acoustic”. Complementing his rich vocals with guitar, bass, drums and percussion, Wockner is a man of many talents, but that’s not enough to succeed. “You have to take your musical career seriously and begin treating it like a business,” he says. “One of the biggest issues I see with young artists is their lack of commitment to the whole picture. Just writing songs or playing gigs alone will not lead to anything more than that.” Wockner promotes himself on social media and is pragmatic about the impact of streaming sites such as Spotify and Pandora. While streaming undoubtedly hurts artists in the hip pocket – Spotify for example only pays between $0.006 and $0.0084 each time someone listens to a song, a recent article in

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Up-and-coming musicians questioning whether a music career is even viable these days can take inspiration from self-made artists like Wockner, who are optimistic about the future of the industry. “Music can absolutely be a sustainable career,” he says. “I’ve been sustaining it for over 10 years, without any hint of it dropping off in the next 10. Provided you include equal parts creativity and business sense, I believe it’s a fantastic industry that’s ever changing. You’ve just gotta keep up.

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COVER STORY who came along had bought an album at Eumundi Markets,” she says. Like Wockner, Kirwin sees streaming as a chance to reach more fans: “I think in this day and age you have to put as much effort as you can into connecting with your audience, so I use streaming sites because I prefer for people to listen to my music through Spotify rather than not hear it at all. It strengthens the connection. “Festivals take into account how many Spotify listeners you have these days because

organisation Headspace. “The Sunshine Coast has got it going on for the music scene,” he says. “There are diverse genres happening here, so many awesome venues that do live music.” If Hope’s recent achievements are anything to go by, he has a bright future. He won the 2016 Voice of Urban Country Music Festival and took out pole position at the 2016 Gympie Muster Talent Search. This year he won the Trans Tasman Entertainer of the Year award on Norfolk Island, played the

“There are some fantastic local conferences like Turn Up! with invaluable info and connections”


“I am determined to show people that the truly organic way is still around. That is: fan hears music, fan buys/streams music, fan shares music to other fans, goes to a gig, rinse and repeat.” It’s a sentiment shared by Wockner’s friend and fellow Sunshine Coast musician Andrea Kirwin, who has played 300 shows in the past year and records and produces her own albums. The Nambour singersongwriter, whose soulful roots and folk sound is reminiscent of Tracy Chapman and Joni Mitchell, is one of the Coast’s hardest-working musicians. Kirwin says she doesn’t turn her nose up at any opportunity to play, whether busking solo in Eumundi, playing at cafes and restaurants or fronting her band at festivals, corporate gigs and big venues. “I’ve been playing music for 10 years and I released my first album in 2014,” she says. “About a year and a half ago I quit my day job and started doing as many shows as I could. I got to the point where my music could sustain me, so both myself and my partner quit our jobs. I earn about the same as what we were both earning with full-time jobs.” Kirwin regularly plays interstate but says two-thirds of her work is on the Sunshine Coast. She plays at least 40 local venues regularly, not to mention festivals like Caloundra Music Festival, The Big Pineapple Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Maleny Music Festival and the recent, highly successful Currie Street Music Crawl. “I reckon the live music scene is the best in the country on the Sunshine Coast. I can see a whole wave of artists doing really well at the moment. I haven’t seen this drive to have live original music elsewhere – in cities they often just want covers. A lot of my friends in Sydney and Melbourne play in cover bands and do original music only occasionally. “I’ve lived in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra and I think if you wanted to be a singer-songwriter, this is the place to live. Every week I do six or seven gigs.” Kirwin says the large turnover of tourists on the Coast is what makes it a prime location for musicians: “I played in Melbourne in March this year and everyone

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they want to sell tickets,” she says. “People saying they’re not into streaming is a bit similar to artists saying they won’t do certain gigs because it’s not paid enough. You have to promote yourself and basically act as a label.” Kirwin advises emerging musicians to invest in professional photography and find a mentor who is active in the industry and can give advice on support services like Q Music, which runs competitions and workshops. The Turn Up! Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference is one such resource, started last year to connect Sunny Coast musicians with industry movers and shakers. One of the artists who went along to Turn Up! last year was 17-year-old Kuluin musician Mason Hope, who has since become one of the Sunshine Coast’s most talked about artists – least of all because his face is plastered all over the sides of buses in a series of TAFE ads (he’s studying sound engineering) and he’s a national ambassador for youth mental health

Tamworth Country Musical Festival and Byron Bay Bluesfest and won the under-18 category of Songs of the Sunshine Coast. He’s booked to play the Gympie Music Muster in August followed by Caloundra Music Festival. Not unlike a young Elvis, he has his sights set on the US. Not bad for a 17-year-old who was bullied at school because he was being raised by his grandmother and was different. “The first instrument I learnt was drums, because my Nanna always used to see me tapping around the house. She said it would be a good way to have a release. I could get home, get a bit angry and bash it out on the drums, hit them hard and relieve the anger I had bottled up inside.” Hope is currently recording his first album in Hervey Bay with Pacific International Music, the same production company working with Carl Wockner. “My songs are a mixture of genres but all of it is storytelling,” he says. “It’s all about the

lyrics. I wrote a song a long time ago when I was about 15, about dealing with the cool factor. I was wrapped up in the gotta be cool, gotta look cool thing. It’s about being cool just by being you. My songs can often be stories about something personal. I wrote a song called You Are My Home, about how my father left me when I was much younger and my mother wasn’t able to look after me, as she got ill, and Nan picked me up.” It’s hoped his single and video, Get Me To Memphis will be his platform into the Nashville music scene, where he’ll no doubt cross paths with Wockner, who taught him a bit of guitar back in the day. Like Wockner and Kirwin, he’s got his head screwed on right. “The music industry has had some big changes and a lot has to do with how music is downloaded and streamed, therefore there is not the massive amounts of money available from record companies, so artists like myself are doing much more than just performing. We have to be very business savvy. “It all comes down to the people who listen to your music and come to the gigs. For upcoming artists – learn the music business. There are some fantastic local conferences like Turn Up! with invaluable info and connections for emerging artists at every level. Also, appreciate and reciprocate to build a better industry. Be thankful to the people who come to see you and buy or listen to your music. They are never fans to me; they are friends who appreciate music as much as I do.”



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Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris and her godfather Macaulay Culkin have undergone inking and come up with matching tattoos. The King of Pop’s daughter and the Home Alone star took to Instagram to show off their new body art. The photographs show that both Jackson and Culkin now have a spoon-like shape on their forearms. It is not clear what the inkings represent. The 19-year-old and Culkin, 36, – who had a friendship with Michael Jackson – are known to have a close bond.




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GET OUT YOUR GREEN THUMBS FOR TREE DAY Get out in the sunshine with the family to mark National Tree Day this Sunday. The Sunshine Coast Council has teamed up with Planet Ark to host two community tree planting events and residents can join in at Little Mountain from 8.30am to noon or at Cinnamon Avenue Park at Coolum Beach from 8am to 11.30am. Not only will you be helping the environment, but participants can also enjoy a free barbecue, face painting and other fun activities once the digging is done. Gloves and equipment for planting will be provided. Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes, be sun safe and bring a water bottle. Visit sunshinecoast. to register.


Young, driven basketball players will be given a boost to shoot for the stars with Step by Step Basketball hosting Global Hoops 2017, the first of many elite basketball development clinics in partnership with the University of Sunshine Coast and USC Rip City Basketball. The clinics, which will be held on August 12 and 13 and led by world-renowned NBA Championship Assistant Coach Phil Handy of the Cleveland Cavaliers, will give players the skills to progress and be successful at higher levels of basketball competition throughout the world.

GET A GLIMPSE OF THE NEW AERO SUPERCAR The inaugural Caloundra Super Car Event is a celebration of the Giocattolo – a supercar made in Caloundra in the 1980s – as well as the launch of Barry Lock’s all new Aero Supercar. The event supports Inclusive Kids, a community fund for disadvantaged children. There are two ways to view the incredible Giocattolo collection and memorabilia. The first is general public admission to Paul Halstead and Barry Lock the display at The Events Centre on discussing the power/trans unit August 12 from 11am, for $5 per person, used in the Giocattolo or $10 per family. Tickets are available at the venue. Or, head to the Super Car Cocktail Dinner and Party from 5.30pm till late at The Events Centre. Tickets are available at







Get the girls together and hit the cinemas to support SunnyKids. The Coast charity is hosting Chicks at the Flicks on August 9, screening new release romantic comedy The Big Sick. Touted as the sleeper hit of the year, you can enjoy the movie as well as champagne and cheese from 6.30pm. Tickets are $25 with all funds raised going to SunnyKids projects. Visit to buy tickets.


Can you imagine a time when land on the coveted Bulcock Beach foreshore was just five pounds? That was the going rate when the area was first subdivided in 1917. On August 16 a century ago, the foreshore land that had been tightly held by the Bulcock family was put up for auction by Robert Bulcock Jr. It signalled the start of the 100-year transformation of Caloundra and is a milestone that local historians Anne Wensley and John and Janice Groves focus on in their book, The Past 100 Years of Caloundra, set to be released on the anniversary. Available August 16 at the BookShop at Caloundra, Kings Beach Pavilion Kiosk, Landsborough Museum and Moffat Beach Post Office.


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WIDENING NICKLIN WAY: GOOD IDEA OR NOT? The Department of Transport and Main Roads has proposed to widen Nicklin Way between Main Drive and Waterview Street. The widening involves adding a lane, the installation of traffic lights at Production Avenue and removal of car parking on Nicklin Way, northbound, and on Production Avenue. A timeline for the project has not yet been established, but it is being investigated as part of works to improve access to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Business owners against the proposal have drawn up a petition, which can be viewed at For further information on the project, the department can be contacted on 5451 7055.

USC SPORTS SCIENTIST THE NATION’S BEST A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher who has worked with sporting greats Mark Visser, Mel Panayiotou and Chris Vermeulen has been named Exercise & Sports Science Australia’s (ESSA) Accredited Exercise Scientist of the Year. Ava Kerr (pictured), who manages the technical services at USC’s Health and Sports Sciences facilities regularly conducts cuttingedge fitness and body composition testing of Sunshine Coast Lightning netball players and USC Spartans’ Olympic and Paralympic swimmers. She has also put renowned big-wave surfer Visser, marathon runner Panayiotou and motorcycle racer Vermeulen through their paces in USC’s Exercise Science laboratories, using a VO2Max test on a treadmill to test maximum aerobic capacity and utilisation. Kerr is completing her PhD.

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27 PER CENT EVENTS CENTRE GETS AN IMAGE UPGRADE The Events Centre in Caloundra has a modern new look, with extensive exterior improvements now complete. An $800,000 upgrade has seen the dated brick facade updated with render. The Events Centre Chairman, Councillor Tim Dwyer, says “It’s important that a major civic venue of this stature has a look to match and this project, funded through council’s Capital Works Program, will achieve that. The council is also awaiting the outcome of a $3 million grant application with the Australia Government under the Building Better Regions Fund to support further upgrades.

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COASTREK NEARS THE $1 MILLION RAISED MARK More than 1600 trekkers have completed the inaugural Wild Women on Top Sunshine Coastrek, raising more than $960,000 for The Fred Hollows Foundation. Four hundred teams of four, including at least two women per team, walked for 60 kilometres from Dicky Beach in Caloundra or for 30 kilometres from Maroochydore, to the finish line at Noosa Woods, with each The Blister Sisters team raising at least $2000. As they crossed the finish line Founding Director Gabi Hollows thanked trekkers for their support and the tremendous impact they have made towards ending avoidable blindness. You can still support this year’s Sunshine Coastrek teams with a donation at

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CAN-DO GUY IN HIS BEST ROLE YET Sunshine Coast media personality Justin Veivers’ career path has taken some exciting turns. The man most often mistaken for Justin Bieber – at least in name – shares his story with My Weekly Preview. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.


unshine Coast identity Justin Veivers has one of those names. When he worked for Channel Seven he used to get mail addressed to ‘Justin Beaver’. These days, he’s more likely to be confused with ‘Justin Bieber’, which must wear thin, but he also gets a laugh out of it. “It’s funny calling offshore call centres,â€? he says. “You can hear them laughing and telling their mates, ‘It’s Justin Bieber‌ Justin Bieber! No, it’s Justin Veivers!’ I was Justin Veivers first – just remember that.â€? Veivers grew up in Beenleigh and began his career working in radio at 4BC and 4TAB in Brisbane, followed by 11 years as the sports presenter for Channel Seven on the Sunshine Coast, a role that made him a recognisable face on the Coast. From there he scored a job as the full-time sponsorship agent for Yandina MotoGP champion Chris Vermeulen. “That was an amazing two years,â€? he says. “For a sports fan to be so close to a world championship like that, it was amazing. I learnt so much. The people you’re dealing with, they don’t deal in small figures, they deal in big figures. Chris’ team had a budget of 30 million Euros. It was just a whole new world. You had every nation under the sun involved – Italians, Germans, Americans, Spanish, all in the same room negotiating and talking deals. That was a big learning curve but I loved every minute of it.â€? The motor racing industry took a nosedive when the GFC hit and Veivers returned to the Coast in search of work and, as seems part of his DNA, landed on his feet, taking on the job of CEO of the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles (now the Falcons). “I loved it but it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done,â€? he says. “We didn’t have any money and trying to raise money was difficult, but you felt you were doing it for the right reasons, trying to give those young men an opportunity to get to the next stage of their careers. When I started we were in a pretty poor position. Over the course of the

Sophie Monk and Justin Veivers were the MCs at this year’s Dance for Daniel in Brisbane year, that team came together and we went on to win the Premiership, the only team that’s ever done it in their first year. It was interesting to see the Sunshine Coast Lightning win their first season – it brought back a lot of memories.� While Veivers enjoyed his four years immersed in the footy world, he was burnt out by the end and ready for a new challenge, which is when he jumped at the chance to take on Red Energy Promotions Noosa with his wife Jodi. He looks back on his years working in the media and in elite sports as having led to this point, where he can run his own business and be his own boss. “I love it,� he says. “Someone asked me the

other day what I am passionate about – I’m passionate about my business. I was a good employee and gave it 110 per cent, but it’s nice to give 110 per cent for yourself and manage your staff in a way that gets the best out of them. I’m a doer – I make things happen. In small business if you’re going to be successful you’ve got to be a doer. “Jodi and I work really well together,� he says. “People ask me about working with your wife – we complement each other. What I’m good at she’s not good at, what she’s good at, I’m not. “When you run your own business you’re always on, always doing something, you work weekends, late nights. That’s what it takes to

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make a small business successful. We talk to a lot of different businesses and the first question is always, how’s business? They say it’s good, but you have to work hard for it. That’s the common denominator. “I’d like to think it’s going to be our asset into retirement, something we can build up and then hopefully retire early.� Veivers still has a soft spot for radio and works as a fill-in presenter at Mix FM, as well as being a familiar face at as the MC of some of the Sunshine Coast’s biggest charities. He’s been involved with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, working as MC of the Dance for Daniel, as well as supporting Give Me 5 for Kids. “Through my role in Seven and radio I have been the MC at a lot of events and been involved in a heap of charities,� he says. “The Sunshine Coast is a cracking community. I still think if you’re prepared to come to the Coast and get involved in community groups and charities, you can still make a difference. “I love where we live and there are so many good business people on the Coast who have really good morals, who understand they need to put back into the community. There aren’t many businesses on the Coast who shirk their responsibilities to the community at all.� Having lived on the Coast for 22 years and with two teenaged kids studying here and hoping to find future employment locally, Veivers is optimistic about where things are headed. “The Coast under Mark Jamieson is pretty exciting,� he says. “To me it sounds like they have gone about the Coast’s growth in a strategic way. The hospital project is just incredible and it’s not just about that, it’s the spin-offs – real estate, people moving here, value in homes being held, businesses able to sell to a lot more customers. If the airport happens that’s going to be a great second prong to what they’ve done at the south end. From Noosa to Caloundra, you’d have to say we’re in for good times.�


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Sunshine Coast lawyer Kyle Kimball believes faith in himself, rather than a higher power, saved him falling off a mountain peak while trekking.

Sami Muirhead loved the dentist as a child and begged her mum for braces. Now – she loves it about as much as she loves paying private health cover.


used to be fine with going to the dentist. I even begged Mum for braces so I could fix my buck teeth when I was 16 years old in the hopes of becoming the next Elle Macpherson. I did end up with straight teeth but those modelling aspirations never took flight. Two left feet and enjoying food too much were to blame. I could never afford private health care in my twenties, as I was too busy spending my money on good times, bad men, cheap wine and expensive takeaway. But I still diligently made the trip to the dentist occasionally and it was no big deal. I think I even enjoyed it at times, as I got to read the latest magazines and have a little rest. I had really good teeth. Now they seem coffee-stained wino teeth that are oversensitive and just want to be left alone. That sums me up in general these days. Now, in my forties, the thought of having chainsaws buzzing in my mouth and silver sticks with hooks on the end (their technical name) gashing into my gums makes me so nervous I could run and eat a whole tub of chocolate rocky road ice-cream. Our lovely Buderim dentist Dr Chris is my long suffering professional who has watched me fall off the rails when it comes to being a reasonable patient. Now of course I have a tribe of beautiful kids and private health cover, so we can all toddle off to have our check-ups twice a year. Ensuring we go for these check-ups is the only thing that stops me screaming in agony at the cost of

health insurance. So I have to put on this big song and dance about how great the dentist is and how much fun it is. My kids used to be scared of going but now THEY love it. While I am pretending to be so excited to be at the dentist, all the while I am silently gagging at those ‘dentisty’ sounds. When the kids are not looking I roll my eyes at Dr Chris and put my finger in my mouth pretending I am going to be sick. And to top it all off, I had a crown fall out this week because I stupidly ate a hard chewy caramel lolly at work. I work at a radio station and there are always bowls of lollies on offer. My thighs hate these saucers of sin that scream out my name for a little pick-me-up at about 3pm every afternoon. Well, one bite into the caramel chew and the whole crown came out completely and didn’t I feel stupid? I walked in to see Dr Chris and told the poor lady at the reception before even saying hello: “I will need lots and lots of anaesthetic”. The crown went back on seamlessly and I could not feel my face for hours. Now, my job is to talk on the radio, so that afternoon shift was probably not my finest work, with a lisp slurring my speech for the majority of the show and my on air partner pointing to my chin to tell me I was dribbling every half hour or so. On top of that I was kind of off my head on the painkillers. Most weeks I am not too sure how I actually keep my job. But I am glad I have it because I have to help pay for that crazy health cover.

Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator. For more from Sami you can hear her on Mix FM.


espite being an avowed atheist, I have found myself in situations where I would have been quite ready to believe.

But why? Half a lifetime ago, a couple of close mates tried to summit Mount Cook. It is better described in the Maori tongue as Aoraki – Cloud Piercer. A massive mountain. Climbers die on it all too regularly. It was, and remains, way above our pay grade. But our crew were full of the ignorance and the certainty of youth. Armed with such strengths, and overloaded backpacks, we inched our way up the Haast Ridge over four long days. An ascent of Mount Cook is grand enough, but in winter, that is altogether very rare. We wanted our names up in lights (even if it was via an obituary). Those days and nights of climbing alternated between thirst-sapping heat in blistering sun and deep freeze temperatures in snow caves. We survived avalanches that flowed just over our heads. There were moments of grimly hanging onto ice axes buried into the side of the hill or be blown off. But the ‘come to Jesus’ moment was (in hindsight all too predictable) when hanging some thousand or so feet above the glacier. Nothing connecting me to the crumbly rock face but my frozen hands and very clunky climbing boots. I can, still

to this day, remember that moment as if it was now. It is etched into my psyche. And I freely admit to prevailing upon JC, and any other gods that may well have been listening or mildly amused by my carryings on at the time. If they would just get me out of that situation I’d be a loyal follower for evermore. Of course, self-interest was the primary

“Nothing connecting me to the crumbly rock face but my frozen hands” motivator; the truth is this was no ‘road to Damascus’ moment. My desire to be saved could not have been more literal than in that moment. There was nothing remotely altruistic about it. But I was not saved. I survived though my own skills. To ascribe my living through those frightening days to some omnipotent being is to seek to absolve myself of responsibility for my actions. And with that experience in mind, one could be forgiven for asking, is religious faith, despite all that is supposedly taught and written, no more than a security blanket? Something for us to cling to, so as to avoid being accountable for our own lives?

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DEFYING THE ODDS Buderim man Darron Eastwell has written a book about his remarkable recovery after a traumatic brain injury. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

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he Darron you know will be no more. These were the words spoken to Bianca Eastwell by the medical team who were looking after her husband after he was found unconscious on a pathway in the Tewantin National Park two years ago. The then 41-year-old father of two had set off for a solo mountain bike ride on the morning of May 23, 2015 and was later found unconscious by two passing cyclists. He was in an induced coma at Nambour Hospital when Bianca received an update call at midnight to say Darron had a severe brain injury called a diffuse axonal injury, a fractured skull, a wedge fracture to his T7 vertebrae, and a fractured neck. Doctors said there was a 90 per cent chance Darron would not wake from his coma and if he did, he would most likely be in a vegetative state. Despite the odds being so heavily stacked against him, the Buderim man woke from his coma seven days later. Although he was suffering from post-traumatic amnesia and couldn’t remember where he was or what had happened, he was able to recognise his wife and children and even took his first tentative steps that same day. Darron spent a total of two months in hospital, first at Nambour, then Caloundra before being moved to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane for intensive rehabilitation. He continued the program as an outpatient at Caloundra for another year and took advice from his occupational therapist to start writing a journal – an activity that would help improve his memory, handwriting, speech, and fine motor skills. “Over the next 12 months I had handwritten many pages of everything about my recovery. Then I started to read a few books about traumatic brain injuries (TBI), trying to understand my own injuries,” he says. “It was then that I was motivated and

Still smiling: Darron Eastwell today inspired to try and re-learn how to use the computer to type up my notes in a book.” Darron reached out to American TBI survivor and author David Grant, who helped him to edit the book, The Day I Broke My Brain, which was released on Amazon last month. “Like so much of life after brain injury, it was uncharted territory for me. Neuro-fatigue was the biggest challenge and even today, when it gets to 3pm it’s like I’m done for the day,” Darron says. “My hope is that my new book may provide others with hope, motivation, and inspiration to keep positive and push themselves during their own recovery process. I believe that everything in life happens for a reason. I often say to myself that I survived my TBI so that my experience can help others.” Darron says the reality of living with a brain injury is that he will never fully recover, but nearly 650 days after his accident, he got back on his bike and has fulfilled his pre-accident dream of getting Japanese Irezumi art tattooed on his arms and back.

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In the 1960s, Caloundra was all “dunnies, dirt roads and tank water” and, with Bulcock Street running through its centre, it was a big country town on the beach. WORDS: Dot Whittington.

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY It’s official. On August 1, 1967, the name Sunshine Coast came into effect, although it was to be more than a decade before ‘Sunshine Coast’ had more pages in the phone book than ‘Near North Coast’ and ‘North Coast’.

An undeveloped Bulcock Beach in 1960 attracted visitors keen to escape to the beach; Ormuz Avenue in 1961


t was first promoted as the Gem of the Sunshine Coast to motorists leaving the Bruce Highway at the Landsborough turnoff – the family destination. Caloundra was the quieter end of the Coast, where children could paddle in the still waters of Pumicestone Passage or young surfers could always find a wave. Bulcock Street, a dirt road in 1960, still looked like the main street of a country town long after it became a tourist centre. It was a long journey – about two hours – from Brisbane to Duck Holes Creek near the aerodrome and Dicky Beach was so far on the fringes of town it was said to be in the sticks. Like all of the beach towns, Caloundra had historically taken second place to the hinterland. Visitors would arrive at Landsborough railway station to board a bus or book a private vehicle for the journey down to the sea. Landsborough, or Mellum Creek when it was on the Cobb and Co line, was at the foot of the timber-rich range. It was renamed after the Scottish explorer William Landsborough when the railway line opened in1890. Landsborough had led an 1861 search for

Burke and Wills in the Gulf of Carpentaria and was the first explorer to cross the continent from north to south. The government gave him £2000 in 1881 which he used to buy a property at Caloundra, he named Loch Lamerough. Interestingly, Roy Henzell bought 1000 acres for £1000 of that 2372 acres – most of it impenetrable swamp, at Golden Beach – in 1946. It was considered to be in the flats and so far out of town it was unlikely anyone would ever want to live there. Today it’s called Pelican Waters. Fast forward to the 1960s and nobody had to lock their doors, because there was only one road into Caloundra and therefore only one road back out of town. The coastal road north to Mooloolaba was a rutted, sandy track that wasn’t sealed until 1964. The population would quadruple at holiday times when the holiday flats would fill up and caravans set up at Kings Beach. Oronsay Avenue, although only a few blocks away from Bulcock Street, was also a dirt road and nearby Canberra Terrace was a narrow track with small fibro houses lined up on each side. The central town area extended

only to Minchinton Street, with only a few houses beyond that. There was only one primary school and students travelled to Nambour High. There were two doctors in the town, one dentist and two pubs – the Perle, which made way for the Kings Beach Tavern, and the Reef. If you wanted to dine out, you went to the Perle. The Kings Beach store was the only place to get a cold drink on a hot day. In 1968, a fully furnished five-bedroom home with oceanviews could be purchased for $10,000. Caloundra’s population had grown so much that, in 1968, the Landsborough Shire Council moved its headquarters out of Landsborough to the corner of Bulcock and Minchinton streets. Those new offices were too small by 1995. Landsborough Shire became Caloundra City Council on December 19, 1987. The old beach houses and brick six-pack holiday units long since have been replaced by elegant apartment complexes. What hasn’t changed is Caloundra’s spectacular views west across Pumicestone Passage to the Glass House Mountains.

Guest house in River Esplanade, Mooloolaba in 1935

DID YOU KNOW? • In April 1935, Maroochy Shire Council was keen to improve its seaside resorts “now that there is such an influx of visitors each holiday season”. It asked the Main Roads Commission to declare a tourist road from Tanawha to Buderim, “a distance of about three miles”, so that visitors from the south could have easy access to Buderim, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, and Alexandra Headland. The 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast was celebrated on August 1, 2017. To celebrate the momentous occasion, My Weekly Preview will each week take a look into our region’s past. If you have any historical photos or stories email

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1 Check out the Maroochydore Roos against University in the Sunshine Coast 50th Anniversary AFL Women’s Cup at the Maroochydore Multi-Sports Complex, Fishermans Road, on Saturday from 11.45am. Under-13s will also be in action. Entry is free.

VOTE FOR TURTLECARE Our TurtleCare program has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards. The program is in the running for the People’s Choice Award in the Government Stewardship Category for its contribution to the protection of endangered species and their habitats and for its social achievements through the annual Clean Up for the Hatchlings Event and contribution of data resources to the state school curriculum. Each year, our dedicated turtle volunteers work tirelessly to monitor turtle nests and collect scientific data on nesting loggerhead and green turtles. The data has shown that the measures taken to protect turtle nests from threats such as fox predation, beach erosion, light pollution and tidal inundation have dramatically improved the survival rate here on the Sunshine Coast. You can vote for TurtleCare at http://hlw.

ARTWORKS AVAILABLE We’re looking for a new home for four colourful Coolscape paintings that will be removed as part of the Coolum Library refurbishment works now underway. Expressions of interest from not-for-profit community groups or individuals can be lodged at the library or by calling 5475 8989. They close on August 11.

BUSINESS NEWSLETTER Subscribe to the Sunshine Coast Business News Update to receive relevant and interesting business news direct to your inbox. This monthly video-based newsletter produced by council aims to inform, empower and excite the business community here on the Sunshine Coast. Sign up now by going to Business/Business-News.

There’ll be an SC50 theme to the second annual Palmwoods Community Kindy Fair on Sunday, August 13. Head along to Kolora Park, corner of Woombye Palmwoods Road and Chevallum Road, Palmwoods from 10am for a fun family day out.



As part of the First 5 Forever initiative, join in a fun and interactive music and movement program at Maroochydore Library (August 4) and Nambour Library (August 7), both from 9.30am. Book at library.sunshinecoast.qld.

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Our Sunshine Coast is fast becoming known as an Australian food innovation and nutrition powerhouse and that’s great news for jobs and our economy. Recently I was delighted to be in Yandina to officially open Freeze Dry Industries’ new state-of-the-art manufacturing premises. They’re using latest technology freeze dryers to dry 100 per cent Australian fresh fruits, vegetables and other raw materials to develop highly nutritional products. Their investment builds on the presence of international success stories Gourmet Garden and CoYo and other national leaders such as The Happy Snack Company and Country Chef. We’re encouraging even more food players to look at our region. Food and agribusiness is one of the seven high-value industries identified in our Regional Economic Development Strategy, and contributes more than $670 million to our local economy, with significant growth seen in the region’s food processing sector. I’m very pleased to welcome Freeze Dry Industries into our local business community and our food industry, and wish them well for their business and future growth.

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More than 500 performers from a wide range of local choirs and orchestras are fine-tuning their voices and instruments in preparation for a special concert on Sunday. We will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast with a free community event at Sunshine Coast Stadium that everyone can enjoy. The Our Sunshine Coast Concert will be a musical spectacular, conducted by Kim Kirkman who was the musical director of The Ten Tenors for six years, worked as a voice teacher at Central Queensland University for eight years and now conducts a number of Sunshine Coast choirs. Talented local performers from Caloundra Chorale and theatre company, Caloundra Community Choir, Inspiration Choir Maleny, Orianna Choir, Sunshine Coast Choir, USC Choir and Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra will among those taking centre stage. The concert will also feature performances by winners of the Songs of the Sunshine Coast competition Mason Hope


We run a number of programs to help keep our community fit, active and healthy. Find details by searching for “health and wellbeing” on our website.

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and Michael Barry and special performer and MC Darren Percival. Bring a blanket or a chair to this free, family-friendly event which will also have some great kids entertainment and activities. The performances will include a Beatles medley, original songs written to celebrate the occasion and the epic Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. Gates open from 1pm with performance

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times from 2–4pm. This event is free. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. Further information on all 50th Anniversary activities can be found at

Don’t miss out, save up to $100 by paying your rates by August 18. Payment options are listed on your rates notice.

Are you getting married? To hold a wedding or ceremony on a beach or park, you will need to make an application to council on the website.

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Peek into Barbara Palvin’s beauty bag Stunning 23-year-old Hungarian model Barbara Palvin follows her mother’s and grandmother’s beauty advice when it comes to looking after her skin – she washes her face twice a day in cold water and gives her skin a breather from makeup as often as possible. But while she’s young and not into wearing a lot of makeup, she does have a few beauty faves she always keeps on hand:

Fragrance: Chanel Chance Eau de Parfum, which she’s worn for years, $123 to $234 from Myer. Lips: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Beige Anu 630, $15.36 from Priceline. Eyes: L’Oréal Paris Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara, $21.95 from Priceline. Cheeks: For her pretty glow, she uses L’Oréal Paris Infallible Sculpt Blush Trio, $26.95 from Priceline and other pharmacies and supermarkets.

HOW LONELINESS HARMS HEALTH Jodi Chapman says loneliness can have major health impacts, so don’t suffer in silence – take the initiative to bring new friendships into your life.


he happiest times in our lives are most often shared with friends, partners, family, our children and their children. Life inevitably changes, people move on, families evolve, leaving us to miss the people we once shared those memorable moments with. These changes sometimes leave a void in our life, where loved ones once were, bringing sadness or anxiety, that may occur so slowly without your awareness, leaving you wondering why you feel so unhappy, lost and perhaps lonely. Be aware that loneliness may be a larger part of the cause of your depression or anxiety than you realise, it’s incredibly important, and that it can happen any time in your life. It can have a major impact on your health, immediately affecting your hormones, sleep, energy, brain chemicals and nutrient absorption. Sometimes your life can change so

suddenly, often without warning through relationship breakdowns, families and children broken apart through divorce, or simply moving away from family. It’s important to support your health, and those of the children in your life who may not know how to express themselves, to get through these difficult times. Make a list of things that interest you, then look for groups to join, whether it’s a sports club, something creative, or a course you always wanted to do. No matter what your age, you’ll be surprised at the lifelong friendships you’ll develop. Don’t wait for people to come to you, and don’t think time alone will rebuild your health. Make the change and allow life to begin again.

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Great corner allotment urban home at 2 Tinnanbar Tce.

City home with space to park a boat at 1 Awinya Lane!

• Beautifully finished and thoughtfully designed to offer 228m2 of living.

• 213.70m2 of comfortable living on freehold, corner allotment offering loads of natural light and air flow throughout both floors.

• 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.

• Central and compact kitchen featuring ceramic cook top, under bench oven, dishwasher with a good sized pantry. The over bench window looks out to the garden which is a lovely feature.

• Open plan living downstairs with kitchen and separate walk in pantry. • Well appointed main bedroom with ensuite, walk in robe and north facing, private balcony.

• Master suite with large walk in robe and stylish and private ensuite featuring floor to ceiling tiling. Two more bedrooms upstairs with robes and fans along with another lounge area.

• 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.

• Blinds and fans installed throughout with split system AC to ensure year round comfort. • Great covered north orientated entertaining area finishes off this home beautifully!

• Smaller, low maintenance urban allotment, yet still has double, secure lock-up garage.











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• 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. • A private and spacious master bedroom includes a large ensuite, separate walk in robe and balcony overlooking the water. • A well appointed kitchen offers plenty of work space, stone bench tops and quality appliances. • A second media room upstairs separates the master suite from the other three carpeted bedrooms, all of which feature built-ins. • Split system air-conditioning provides you and the family with year round living comfort.






• Every aspect of this design layout works to capture the beauty of its stunning, lakeside location. • A well appointed kitchen features plenty of work space across stone benches with quality appliances like the 900mm stove. Plus large outdoor dining and entertaining area. • A very private, larger master bedroom includes a spacious ensuite, walk in robe and its own balcony that too overlooks the lake and beyond. • A second lounge upstairs adds privacy between master bedroom and three other, carpeted bedrooms, all of which feature built-ins. A second large bathroom caters for the whole family. • A light and airy interior is complimented by split system air-conditioning and fans throughout to provide year round living comfort for you and your family.






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Todd Widdicombe reviews a fruity pale ale you’ll love for summer.

I A Midsummer Night’s Dream There is magic in these forests

t’s been a while between drinks, friends, so let me bring you up to speed. My wife and I have been seeing a councillor of late but that went south last week when he asked us what we wish for. Michelle stated her wish is for us to become closer again and to focus on the important things. Me, I said I wish for the dog to talk. Hey, the dog talking is important and could potentially bring us closer together. Yeah, she wasn’t buying it either. I’ve learned recently you can’t call the police multiple times and ask them to arrest a work buddy unless it’s a serious crime. I’m sorry but re-heating fish in the office microwave, it really doesn’t get more serious than that. Imagine my surprise when the police came to my work a short time later and I had to explain that I brush and floss twice a day and that they wouldn’t find anything. Turns out it wasn’t that sort of cavity search. h. I’ve just discovered that marriage is a lot ot like a conversation in a nightclub, you justt smile and nod and pretend you’ve heard what they said. Another discovery is that anything ng is a boomerang, if you throw it straight up.. Here’s a tip: when out driving you should uld always look out for bikes. Quite often they’re y’re not chained up, so you can take them.

I’m starting to think that upon closer inspection the cauliflower honestly looks like a vegetable blowing up in extreme slo-mo. You see it too, right? Fresh fact for you: no man has ever won the ‘notice anything different?’ game. There’s three times you should never play with a woman’s hair – when she’s angry, when she’s just been to the hairdressers, when you don’t know her. I reckon when Godzilla first came out, God would have been like, ‘bugger, that’s a way better name’. And finally, if you’re chasing a cheap thrill and you’ve got Siri on your phone, simply say to her, “I’ve got a little silhouetto of a man…” then sit back and take it all in. What happens next is the coolest thing ever. You’re welcome. Got a heap of new beers to chat about over the next few weeks too, starting with this kooky release from the cool cats at Kaiju Beer. ‘Kaiju’ is Japanese for strange creature and this tidy little outfit from Dandenong, Victoria, is fast growing a reputation for their strange yet awesome creations. The latest is the Kaiju Krush, a tropical American Pale Ale that is bursting with mouth -watering fruity freshness. The Krush’s super-clean malt profile delivers a ship-load of tropical juicy fruit flavours direct to your palate yet it’s not too sweet. This could well be the go-to breakfast beer for summer. Light bodied and sessionable at under five per cent ABV. The all-new Kaiju Krush, although not quite as outrageous as other Kaiju brews, is a quirky little critter and deserves every bit of its 3.75 out of 5 thumbs up.

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The Events Centre, Caloundra Tuesday 15 August 2017 @ 7.30pm Bookings: 07 5491 4240 32 My Weekly Preview | August 4, 2017

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Following on from their immensely successful 25th Anniversary Tour, The Whitlams are back on the road for a special and limited tour. The original trio, Tim Freedman, Stevie Plunder and Andy Lewis, founded the acoustic band in 1992 but it wasn’t until 1997 that they had their breakthrough album Eternal Nightcap (dedicated to Plunder who died in 1996). A year later, they were named the ARIA Awards Best Group as well as securing Song of the Year and Best Independent Release. The current line-up, which has remained unchanged for the last 10 years, consists of Freedman on piano and vocals, Jak Housden on guitar, Warwick Hornby on bass guitar and Terepai Richmond on drums. August 11 from 7pm. Tickets are $50 and are available at

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A former bricklayer and landscaper who took a leap of faith by leaving his trade to pursue his passion for music less than two years ago is now touring after the release of his debut album. Dan Horne was catapulted onto the local music scene 18 months ago, when he played a Circle of Sound open mic night and soon after at the Solbar. It was at the Maroochydore venue that a representative of the Caloundra Music Festival saw Horne perform and asked him to be a part of the warm-ups at the festival. “I was terrified, if I’m being honest,” Horne tells My Weekly Preview. “Before these open mic nights, I had never played my music in front of anyone before. It was just something I did for myself. Now it’s a daily thing and I don’t even think about it.” After being voted the favourite warm-up artist of the festival, Horne changed his career trajectory to focus on his originals. His song, This Town, became the theme for Visit Sunshine Coast’s Come to Life advertising campaign earlier this year. Inspired by the birth of his daughter Koa, Horne started writing for what he envisioned as an EP release. But the creative juices were well and truly flowing and his debut album From the Roots is a full-length beauty with 12 tracks featuring Horne’s blend of blues, roots and folk. Recorded and produced on the Sunshine Coast, the album heavily features bassist Alex Rotor on the bass and Erin Sulman on the drums and percussion. The Dan Horne Trio is at Solbar in Maroochydore on August 11 from 6pm.

WHAT’S ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 Totally Charlie, Caloundra RSL, 11am Renny Field, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Gabor, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 4pm Ricky the Rockstar, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Alexis, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Harii, Parklands Tavern, 5.30pm Whiskey and Me, Solbar, 6pm Carl Lynch, Brightwater Hotel, 6.30pm Cale Fisher Duo, Imerial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Rod Pascoe, Mets on Kings, 7pm Michelle Brown, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Sam Wedgewood, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm The Badlads, Solbar, 8pm Los Laws, Solbar, 8pm Devils Kiosk, Caloundra RSL, 9pm Sabrina, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 The Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Pat Nicholson, 26 degrees, 3pm Heidi & Ben , The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 3pm Alexis Sawford, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Wayne Wiltshire (Solo), Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm St Joan, Solbar, 6pm Tony Boyd, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm Abbi Anderson, Mets on Kings, 7pm Elye Jay + Will Brighton, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Back 2 Back, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm The Febs, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Bearfoot, Solbar, 8pm Fat Picnic, Solbar, 8pm Contraband, Caloundra RSL, 9pm

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 Recovery, Solbar, 12pm Carl Lynch, Caloundra RSL, 12pm Andrew Redford, Mets on Kings, 2pm Chris Ramsay, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 2pm Pete Allan Collective, Alex Surf Club, 3.30pm Col Finley Band, Caloundra RSL, 4pm





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EXPERIENCE TWO DECADES OF TENOR MAGIC AT EVENTS CENTRE The Ten Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s most successful touring groups of all time, with more than 2500 live shows to their credit and over 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the group’s creation and their latest tour sees the gents respectfully tip their hats not only to the great classical tenors and composers, but also to contemporary music’s most popular pop and rock artists. The Ten Tenors will be at The Events Centre, Caloundra on August 10 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available at

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Wednesday to Saturday we bring you live music! Check out the My Weekly Preview Gig Guide to find out who’s playing

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We love Oway The Smooth+ range is rich in buriti oil, organic rose and biodynamic caraway. This blend protects the hair from heat styling while delivering moisture to polish the cuticle and hydrate damaged hair. Use the Smooth+ range if you’re heat styling on a daily basis.

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GETTING THERE Hastings Point is located in the New South Wales Tweed Shire. The small beachside community is about a two-and-a-half hour drive south of the Sunshine Coast. STAYING THERE Hastings Point holiday park is one of seven destinations that form part of the Tweed Coast Holiday Park group. Rates start at $93 for a three-night weekend powered tent site. A weekend stay in the Cudgera Surfari tent starts at $320. Visit PLAYING THERE Activities: Cudgera Creek is the perfect place to enjoy water activities, including swimming, fishing and kayaking. Dining: If you feel the need to escape the campsite, head to neighbouring Salt Village at Kingscliff. There’s a bistro, Thai, Italian and cafe dining options.

HOW’S THE SERENITY? If you’re after an easy and affordable family holiday with no shortage of fun, try glamping at Hastings Point. It’s not too far away, but just far enough to feel your worries melt away. WORDS: Candice Holznagel.


t is a beautiful winter’s morning. The sun is high and bright, its beauty competing with the sparkling ocean that rolls beneath it. The sky is blue, the birds are singing and it’s peaceful. I lean back in my chair on the wooden deck, soak up the rays, and enjoy my cup of steaming green tea. I’m the first to admit that five-star resort stays are my kind of living. Luxury, infinity pools and relaxation – what’s not to love?

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But, as it turns out, camping can be pretty great too. Hastings Point – the smallest coastal community in the New South Wales Tweed Shire – has become a weekend escape for our young family. The site, which falls under the Tweed Coast Holiday Parks’ umbrella, overlooks one of the region’s famed beaches and sits on the banks of the peaceful Cudgera Creek. The best part? It’s only a two-and-a-half



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hour drive from the Sunshine Coast. On this particular weekend, we ditched real camping in the name of glamping and set up home in one of the park’s five Surfari tents. The Cudgera tent comfortably sleeps four people and consists of a double bed and bunk. It also comes with its own ensuite, which is ideal when you have a three-year-old in tow. Hastings Point is an old-school campground with tent and caravan sites aplenty.

You won’t find a pool or playground here. Instead, the ocean and tidal creek will provide hours of family fun. It’s nature’s perfect playground. We cart the kayak across the road to the creek and embark on a slow journey upstream, heading into the mangroves and fishing haven that backs on to the campgrounds. It’s hard to believe that this serene environment is located only 45 minutes from the vibrant heart of Surfers Paradise. There is no shortage of fun – Hastings Point is the perfect base for surfing, fishing, kayaking, swimming and relaxing. From building sandcastles to collecting shells and barbecuing for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s living at its simplest, and its best. It turns out that five-star family fun doesn’t have to mean costly resorts.





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2017/2018 Destinations

BEYOND PARIS Australian travel royalty Catriona Rowntree shares two of her favourite French destinations, outside the capital.

MAURITIUS FOOD SEPT 2017: Tour Date: Sept 29th - October 9th, 2017 Price: $5498 Twin Share Including return International flight Explore 10 days on this beautiful island enjoying a unique food and cultural experience

EXOTIC INDIA NOV 2017: CITIES INCLUDED: DELHI, AGRA, JAIPUR, JODPUR, UDAIPUIR, MUMBAI 2 nights in a Jungle Safari Camp Departing: 27th November -11th December 2017 - 14 Nights. Priced from $4550 (Not including international airfare)

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NORMANDY Normandy is the agricultural heart of the ‘big farm’ we know as France. This region, north-west of Paris, is full of history, with a beautiful coastline featuring sandy beaches. It has a wonderfully genuine and authentic flavour. There are local markets on every day, in every village, selling local produce. As well as being very green and picturesque, it is also an extraordinary centre for history and culture, with wonderful chateaus and gardens to visit, amazing restaurants, and brilliant shopping. On my recent trip, I based myself on the historic, breathtakingly beautiful River Seine at the height of summer and it was visually extraordinary. It’s close, too: just two-hours from the capital makes it an attractive destination. My top five highlights of Normandy: Honfleur is really like taking a step back 200 years in time. It was, fortunately, not destroyed in the Second World War and not much has changed since then in this little coastal village where Monet first learnt to paint outside. There is a beautiful harbour and wonderful shopping.

Deauville is where a good proportion of the other half of Paris goes for their summer holidays. It is where the rich and famous like to play, which is perhaps why it is considered the 21st arrondissement of Paris. It is said that this town was conceived for fashionable pleasures and that continues to this very day with the prevalence of horseracing, polo, golf, art galleries and upmarket shopping. On the magnificent, wide, sandy beach, there are lots of colourful parasols, with each resort having its own colour. Coco Chanel opened her first shop here in 1913 as a young dressmaker. Giverny is where Monet has his house and garden, and painted his waterlilies. Go to Monet’s Garden first thing in the morning before the crowds. You can see first-hand the same landscapes that Monet painted. If you get there early you may even be able to chat with the gardeners. Rouen is the capital of Normandy. Every night in summer, the town hosts the Cathedral of Light. This free sound and light show is along the lines of Vivid in Sydney, but the images are projected on to the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen dating back to 1023. Joan of Arc visited this cathedral and Richard the Lion Heart’s heart is said to be in this cathedral. The two shows explore the story of William the Conqueror and Joan of Arc and run from early June through to late September. La Caronne is the oldest restaurant in France, opening in 1345. Soak up an authentic atmosphere in a wonderful Rouenese institution. This is where people sat outside in 1431 and ate lunch while watching poor Joan of Arc burn at the stake. When you visit, it feels bizarre to be in amongst this living history.

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LYON I recently travelled by train from Normandy, south-east to the gastronomical capital of France and beloved home town of one of the world’s greatest-ever chefs, Paul Bocuse. I write of the city of Lyon, the culinary heart of France, as I sit at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, surrounded by vineyards and mountains. The city of Lyon boasts 2000 years of history and is currently experiencing a tourism boom, being listed among the top 10 most popular tourist cities on Google. More and more Australians are visiting Lyon each year and a lot of international travellers are now bypassing Paris and heading straight to Lyon, looking for an authentic, French destination in a down-to-earth city with friendly locals. Lyon is France’s third-largest city, after Paris and Marseille, and it is rich in history. It is one of the most beautiful cities in France. Lyon is buzzing. My top five highlights of Lyon: Heritage: Founded by the Romans 2000 years ago, the city centre has been developed without destroying ancient buildings. It is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, specifically, the Roman district and Fourvière, the Renaissance district (Vieux Lyon), the silk district (slopes of CroixRousse), and the Presqu’île, which features architecture from the 12th Century to modern times. Silk: One souvenir you must take home is a silk scarf. Lyon famously sits at the end of the Silk Road, which started in China. Thanks to the silk trade, the city became an important industrial town during the 19th century. The city still boasts the most beautiful silk factories including Hermes, famous for its luxurious silk scarves. You can receive a demonstration of the traditional ways of making silk scarves, dating back to Renaissance times, in the workshop of Soierie Saint-Georges in the old town. Gastronomy: Eating well is part of the culture in France and the act of preparing and consuming food in Lyon is like a ceremony. People here respect and embrace the ceremonial experience. They also adhere to the tradition of all that goes with a typical French meal. Whether you’re with family,

friends, or colleagues, you take time and have lunch in Lyon. Paul Bocuse is based here and you can visit his institute called Art de Vivre, and sign up to learn the secrets of French cuisine, pastry and sommellerie, even if you’re just passing through. I’m told Bocuse also holds his own luxury market every day except Monday at which he sells fish, cheeses, macaron, brioche, and lots of other goodies. Roses: For the past 150 years, the city has been cultivating the art of the rose by creating new, prestigious varieties. More than 3000 varieties have originated here. Situated in the Tete d’Or Park, the International Rosepark covers five hectares, contains five million roses, and is lit every evening. Cinema: The city has played a significant role in the history of cinema. The Lumiere brothers invented the cinematographe in Lyon, pioneering cinema in 1895. The Institut Lumière holds many of their first inventions. The city is also known for its famous light festival, Fête des Lumières, in December, earning Lyon the title of Capital of Lights. The festival is a celebration of thanks to the Virgin Mary, who purportedly saved the city from a deadly plague in the Middle Ages.

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TOP TIPS Catriona’s top five tips for travelling in France: 1. Learn a few French words. You will be rewarded for it. 2. Book tours in advance. 3. When you leave the footpath, look left first. 4. Dress down and keep it low key. 5. Wear comfortable shoes. There are cobblestone streets everywhere.

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THE WORLD’S PRETTIEST CYCLING ROUTES Two wheels are all you need to take you through some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. By Georgia Humphreys, AAP.

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south-west of Barcelona, is one of Europe’s most diverse and exciting wine regions. Inntravel offers a six-night, self-guided Cava Country tour, visiting famous wineries such as Condoniu and Freixenet, along with smaller family-run outfits, where bottles are still painstakingly turned by hand. The holiday ends in Sant Sandurni d’Anoia, where the first bottle of Cava was produced in 1872.



hen Baron Karl Freiherr von Drais invented the bicycle 200 years ago – albeit one without pedals that was really more of a running machine – the German inventor probably had little idea he was (quite literally) starting a revolution. Since then, travelling by two wheels has become a popular leisure activity – and some people even do it for a holiday.

Fortunately, not every cycling trip requires super-human levels of fitness and several pairs of race-ready Lycra shorts. Try these tours if you want to enjoy the ride without feeling like you’re taking part in the Tour de France.

PENEDES, CATALONIA, SPAIN With its rich red soil, long hours of sunshine and rolling vineyards, Penedes, an hour’s drive

Cycle along twisted ribbons of quiet island roads, soaking up the atmosphere of wild, dramatic landscapes. A seven-day cycling tour can take you from the Isle of Mull, through the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and on to the Isle of Skye. Highlights include exploring the ancient abbey on the Isle of Iona, dining on superb seafood in Tobermory, stopping off at a local smokehouse to stock up on fish, meats and cheeses for a picnic lunch, and a tour of Talisker whisky distillery.

ARUSHA, TANZANIA Thought African wildlife could only be viewed from a 4WD? Wrong – you can actually safari straight from the saddle. A two-week ride through northern Tanzania offers both traditional game viewing and vistas of remote

African plains where few tourists go. There’s the lure of seeing big cats and black rhino in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater (from the safety of a vehicle), and even a chance to walk through villages and learn about local Maasai culture.

THE ISLE OF WIGHT The Isle of Wight is the perfect size for exploring by bike. It also has a cycling-friendly mild climate and largely unspoilt countryside – nearly half of the island is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s also one of the few places in England where you can still see a red squirrel or Glanville Fritillary butterfly, so the Red Squirrel Route is great for wildlife lovers.

BAVARIA, GERMANY Cycling through the Bavarian landscape of hilltop castles and rivers is like riding through the pages of a fairytale. There are also lively towns to visit filled with traditional breweries. The region is backed by the German Jura Mountains and the route is dissected by a network of beautiful rivers. A stunning part of the route takes you from the charming town of Parsberg along the Schwarze Laber river, to architectural beauty Regensburg.




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ENJOY MANLY LIKE A LOCAL There’s more to Manly than the Corso and the beach – you just have to know where to go. By Caroline Berdon, AAP.

IF YOU GO: GETTING THERE Manly is easily accessible by Sydney’s CBD by road or by ferry. The latter is by far the prettiest way to arrive. For info, visit: STAYING THERE The Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific offers comfortable rooms with balconies overlooking the beach. From $236 per night. manly. PLAYING THERE For more info on what to do in Manly, visit destinations/sydney/sydney-north/ manly.


anly is one of Sydney’s most famous tourist attractions but may also be one of its least penetrated and understood. “Every concierge in Sydney will tell their guests to come here,” says Manly Centre Manager Meegan Clancy. “But when they get off the ferry, they don’t have a clue what to do. “Some remark how tiny Manly beach is, presuming it’s the one by the wharf on the harbour. Others ask how else they can get on and off the island. “Most never see more than the Corso between the wharf and the beach.” Clancy suggests visitors who come to Sydney base themselves in Manly. “It’s a surf village on the edge of the city,” she says. But Manly is no Bondi, the locals will tell you. “No one will judge your handbag or sunnies here. It’s less transient than Bondi too,” says Clancy, who is originally from Adelaide but has lived in the northern beaches hub for 15 years. “The vibe here is different. More relaxed,” she says. And the best way to live like a local? “Follow the people with dogs and prams,” says Clancy. “Get away from the main drag.”

Armed with tips and recommendations from those who know and love Manly, I aim to spend a weekend like a local. Here are some of the gems I discovered.

GRAB A BITE Manly’s food and bar scene has exploded in recent years. Hugos, on Manly Wharf, remains a favourite. The gourmet thincrust pizzas, classic Italian dishes and cocktails are a delight and there’s no better place to watch the iconic ferries come and go. But some of Manly’s best bars and restaurants are off the beaten track. Belgrave Street and Pittwater Road could well be the suburb’s coolest corner. Try Jamtown (, a small, vibrant spot serving Jamaican classics such as BBQ jerk and curried goat alongside 20 Jamaican rums, and Sunset Sabi, which serves up imaginative and modern Japanese fare ( A few doors down, the Belgrave Cartel (6 Belgrave St) is your perfect shadowy wine bar complete with dripping candles, tiled walls and more than a few eccentric knick-knacks. It also serves decent food.

GET ONTO THE HARBOUR With the ocean and beach as a playground, why wouldn’t you be inspired to get up early and get active? Flow mOcean offers fitness classes with a difference: your gym is the water, your machine a stand-up paddle board or kayak. My group of kayakers is mostly locals who check out the weather from their window when they wake up on Sunday morning. If its fine, they come on down for a paddle. We kayak across the harbour to the Quarantine Station where we do a workout class on the wharf before kayaking over to stunning Store Beach, where the station’s food was kept safe from hungry residents. (

HIT THE BEACH The best thing about Manly is its natural beauty. Shelley Beach is a sheltered cove, which makes it perfect for children. And since the suburb juts out into the sea, with Manly Beach on one side and Harbour Beach on the other, it is one of the rare places in Sydney you can sit on the sand and catch both the sunrise and sunset. * The writer travelled as a guest of Destination NSW.


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A NEW WAY OF THINKING The Tesla Model S is making a name for itself in the motoring world becoming one of the most innovative brands on the planet. Words: Peter Atkinson, AAP.


enry Ford. Karl Benz. Elon Musk. All pioneers of the motor industry. Benz might have invented the motor car, and Ford might have delivered it to the people, but South African-born, US-based entrepreneur Musk might have an equally big influence. His upstart all-electric marque Tesla has elbowed its way into the prestige market with ridiculous haste. Just 15 years into its existence, Tesla has become one of the most coveted and innovative brands on the planet, stealing buyers by the thousands from the traditional prestige marques.

In the process, Tesla has questioned – and then reimagined – many of the things that we’ve typically accepted as part and parcel of the driving experience. It’s the same concept that has inspired Apple’s iPhone – a product that’s as much a personal device (camera, music player, map) as it is a telephone. Tesla’s Model S executive sedan reflects that mindset. For a start, there are virtually no buttons or switches in the Tesla. Yes, there’s a key that lets you lock and unlock the car, but once inside there’s no start button to turn the vehicle on or off. When you stop and apply the park brake, you just get

out, lock the door and walk away. Simple. The dash is dominated by a massive 17-inch touch-screen which controls virtually every cockpit function as well as a welter of other preferences, entertainment and connectivity options. It automatically updates its software almost daily and it uses apps for many of its functions. If recharging the car means spending half an hour somewhere, why not position your charging points at a restaurant, or a shopping centre. In many cases the charge points are free. And if all else fails, you can always plug it into your standard 240v socket at home and let it trickle charge. The Model S almost thinks for you. Punch a destination into the satellite navigation and it will also calculate how much of your battery charge you’re likely to use getting there. If you’ve already heard about the Model S, you’ll no doubt be aware of two particular features – its self-driving auto pilot function, plus the Ludicrous mode that makes it one of the fastest-accelerating cars on the planet. We tried out the auto pilot system and felt it still has a way to go before we’d fancy using it full-time. The P100D we tested still delivered stunning performance. The driving experience is other-worldly. In standard mode it will reach the speed limit in just over four seconds. No other car on the planet can deliver the same combination of performance and fuel-efficiency that the

Model S offers. In that sense, it’s unique – even if on some levels it doesn’t yet quite match up with the prestige marques. But keep this in mind. Tesla has reached this point after just 15 years. Karl Benz and Henry Ford have had almost 10 times that long to evolve. And the gap is closing fast.

TESLA MODEL S HOW BIG? It’s roughly the same size as a European exec sedan. The floor is thicker, and sits higher, than normal, thanks to the massive batteries sitting below. HOW FAST? Incredibly. While we didn’t get to sample the much-touted Ludicrous mode, but with a combined 568kW its acceleration in normal mode is staggering. Punch the throttle at 80km/h and it feels as if you’ve been hit from behind by a sledgehammer.

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07 5493 4699 248 Nicklin Way, Warana Sunshine Coast (next to Super A-Mart) A/H: Mark 0409344069 Col 0412 199 070 Kim 0412025126

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THIS WEEKENDS OPEN HOMES 12 Longview Place, WOOMBYE Sunday 11-11.30am Toby Morin 0401 623 801

BOUTIQUE ACREAGE WITHOUT THE MAINTENANCE 37 Macdonald Road, PALMWOODS Saturday & Sunday 11-11.30am Paul Ciseau 0411 662 738

2 of Sunshine Coast’s prestine blocks of land: 34+ acres and 2+ acres ready with power connected and phone available. 4 km from Eudlo. Easy to finish house site and sit up and proud with a fantastic spring fed creek passing through the block. What a fantastic opportunity to utilize the top portion of this land with your home and plenty of room for the shed, and then stroll down to the bottom grass flats with a crystal clear creek for summer enjoyment. A block that is big enough to enjoy and yet such easy care. A rare find for the treechange lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast’s prestine hinterland.

Lot 20 - $310,000 Lot 21 - $415,000

Craig Barnby 0427 533 731

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Breaking into the housing market can be tough with research showing buyers need around $40,000 to secure a home loan. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


lthough we are far removed from the housing affordability crisis facing Melbourne and Sydney residents, there is no doubt it is still a challenge to save for a first home deposit. A CoreLogic report has shown homebuyers in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast will need to save just over $40,000 to cover a 10 per cent deposit and stamp duty in order to buy a property in the twenty-fifth percentile – properties in the bottom quarter price bracket in the market. That is a lot of money to get you over the line and into a new home, but Women in Cents founder Natasha Janssens says it’s not impossible to attain. She says first homebuyers should consider all of their options, including buying a unit or townhouse. This will lower your mortgage and therefore the deposit you will need to enter the property market. “Do your research on suburbs and if affordability is an issue, consider living somewhere cheaper,” she says. According to property directory, buying a unit in Buderim, Mooloolaba or Yandina will cost you around 40 per cent less than buying a freestanding home. The median price (the median of a range of values from lowest to highest) of a home in Buderim in May this year was $603,000, while the median price for a unit was just $387,000. Those buyers looking to spend less will find more affordable options in Nambour, Yandina and Beerwah. When it comes to saving the deposit, Janssens says it’s important not to underestimate the power of finding small savings.

“Break down your saving goal into weekly chunks to make the process less overwhelming ”

Beerwah is an affordable suburb. Inset: Natasha Janssens “Many people make the mistake of looking for large ticket items that they can remove from their budget to help them save quicker. But even small changes to your lifestyle like shopping at Aldi or buying home brand groceries, making your own coffee or catching public transport instead of driving, can all start to add up to big savings over the year,” she says. “Start by taking a look at your daily spending habits – the secret to big savings lies in the things you do on a regular basis.” She also suggests looking at comparison sites to find the best deal on online savings accounts. Those banks offering bonus interest will help make your savings go further. “Break down your saving goal into weekly chunks to make the saving process less overwhelming and give you a

smaller goal to aim for each week. “Pay yourself first – make sure you set your savings aside first and then pay your bills from what is left. Trying to save any leftover cash at the end of each pay cycle never works. “Also, keep an eye out for new legislation. “In this year’s budget the government proposed a new scheme allowing first homebuyers to save up using their super, in the hopes of achieving higher returns. “This is yet to be made law, and if it does it is important to get professional advice to make sure you understand whether the scheme is suitable to your circumstances.” When looking for property to buy, Janssens says first homebuyers should seriously consider how much debt they can afford to take on. It’s also wise for homebuyers to factor in if they can sustain repayments at a higher interest rate of say seven or eight per cent so they won’t get caught out if the bank decides to raise interest rates. Open to View Saturday 12-2pm

ONLY 7 LEFT MOUNT COOLUM ‘SIO’ 1 Suncoast Beach Drive

from $455,000 - $469,900

SIO VILLAS BRAND NEW BOUTIQUE COLLECTION • The SIO VILLAS development is a brand new luxury boutique collection of 26 Villas set among leafy surrounds and capturing mystical views across to Mount Coolum National Park. • Crafted with quality fixtures, fittings and finishes, each villa designed with a thoughtful focus on modern day living, functionality and style. • With a selection of two and three bedroom residences offering large air conditioned living spaces with tiled floors, lush 100% wool carpets, stone surfaces and European appliances. • Featuring high ceilings, expansive window and glass doors to create a heightened sense of light and space.

Coolum Beach Sales Marcoola Sales Permanent Rentals Body Corporate

5446 2500 5448 7444 5448 9111 5448 8725

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3 • Comfortable open plan living areas exude a feeling of luxury offering plenty of room to live, entertain, unwind and relax • Transport at your doorstep, conveniently close to cafe’s, the local grocery store, bakery, butchery across the road and stunning surf beaches only a few minutes away. • SIO VILLAS provide comfort, space and sophisticated modern lifestyle to discerning buyers who are looking for that special something at an affordable price. • Construction due for completion October 2017. • $20,000 First Home Buyer Grant available to approved applicants.



Ben Thomson 0447 057 651 Coolum Holidays 1300 303 423

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Some Homes Have More Style




Here’s your chance to acquire this stunning family home, fronting the internationally recognised Twin Waters Golf Course! No need to go on holiday when you have resort style living in your backyard. This home is an entertainers paradise! • Master bedroom with private balcony, dressing room & ensuite • Three separate living areas + office • Two bathrooms + plus powder room • Outdoor fully screened Alfresco dining with built in BBQ. Swimming pool with waterslide & spa AUCTION On site Saturday 12th August at 12:30pm INSPECT Saturdays 12-12.30pm FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 07 5444 0800 SUZANNE ANNABEL 0411 106 791 & JEAN HAMER 0419 034 500 WEB





Tanawha Beauty You Need To See!

A Place Of Discovery And Opportunities

Step inside this immaculate and tidy 3 bedroom Tanawha home and rest assured you will enjoy the relaxing feel with the luscious green backdrop and magical space for room to move and explore on the fully usable 1.7 acres.

10 Bade St, Nambour is a large 2,866m2 (approx.) site with 2 street access and potential for commercial development (STCA). Previously used as an art gallery, the property is centrally located within walking distance to Aldi, specialty shops, medical and schools. • 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Games room, granny flat + 2 x sitting rooms, 2 x function rooms, office and additional 2 bathrooms • 6 x14m Carport, central Nambour location • 2 Street access to the property • Private inground pool INSPECT Call Agent To Arrange Inspection NAMBOUR 5441 1344 VANESSA BRUNTON 0467 448 850 WEB

Features • 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, combo dining/lounge • Brand new kitchen • 6m x 8m shed w/3 phase power • Double Carport • Large rain water tank • Private dam with electric pump INSPECT Saturday 11am-12pm SIPPY DOWNS 5450 1515 JOHNY BLAIKIE 0409 039 730 WEB

Maroochydore - 5443 3377

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Mooloolaba - 5444 0800

Nambour - 5441 1344

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The easiest way to check out

Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days:

the latest auction results. Email 12 CRANFIELD DRIVE, BUDERIM SOLD PRIOR TO AUCTION FOR $700,000 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car


Platinum Properties 5437 8806

14 GEORGE STREET, NAMBOUR Here is a wonderful opportunity to buy a great family home at an affordable price with dual living possibilities. . Tropical 1085m block . 3 bedrooms 2

. Garden studio . Walk to schools


Steve Turner 0412 679 488



Price Offers from $395,000 Inspect Saturday 5th August 11-11.30am Ian Black 0407 587 503

Passed in / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Define Property 5478 2477 Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 8/10 WOOMBA PLACE, MOOLOOLABA

THINKING OF SELLING? Buyer enquiry is very strong. Call today for a free appraisal on your home – 5441 3366

Passed in / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Grant Whisker 0415 865 575 69 KARAWATHA DRIVE, MOUNTAIN CREEK 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Craig Porter 0411 554 880 32 WESTHOLME CIRCUIT, PELICAN WATERS

Seaforth Matheson 0497 997 917

Gary Langford 0412 348 533

Paula Grigg 0421 906 243

Currently in post-auction negotiations 5 bed, 4 bath, 2 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777

Also wanted - rental properties to satisfy enquiry by qualified tenants Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie Street, Nambour | Phone 5441 3366 |

2 ROSELLA STREET, PARREARRA Auction on site Saturday August 5 @ 12pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526 11 WARREGO STREET, SIPPY DOWNS Auction on site Sunday August 6 @ 10am Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257

Define Property 5478 2477


Ian Black 0407 587 503

56 COPPABELLA CRESCENT, MOOLOOLABA Auction on site Wednesday August 9 @ 5pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Alan Riley 0422 723 719

MARKET TRACKER A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 2/4 ALKIRA STREET, BUDDINA $685,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Team Godwin Real Estate, Minka Jenkins 4 KARLOO COURT, MOUNTAIN CREEK $610,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Harcourts Buderim, Jarrad McCarthy & Shayne Callander

Amy Piggott 0475 574 060 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380222

*As supplied by contributing real estate agencies

MOOLOOLABA, 12/95 Parkyn Parade


Stunning Roof Top Apartment Tightly Held For The Past 27 Years A rare opportunity exists to secure an amazing piece of real estate on prestigious Parkyn Parade at the Mooloolaba Spit. This stunning third floor Beachport Apartment is the jewel in the crown with its north end position and its own 86m2 private roof top terrace capturing all day sun.3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 toilets, Laundry and a large open plan living, dining and kitchen space. Two balconies either end of the fully furnished apartment and 2 car spaces in the secure basement carpark. Beachport Apartments is perfectly located less than 60 seconds from Mooloolaba beach.

OPEN HOME: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August 10.00 - 10.30am VIEW AT: Price: Offers Over $875,000 AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575



BUDERIM, 29 Telco Road




Captivating Family Home Full of Heart on 4.5 acres Ensconced so very privately so that your only neighbours are koalas and birds, you’ll relish the freedom and peacefulness of acreage living yet just 3 minutes to central Buderim. Why not have the best of both worlds? Charming two storey residence on private 4.5 acres, grass tennis court, orchard, in-ground pool, herb garden, plenty of grassed areas for the kids to play, 5 bedrooms, master with walk in robe and ensuite, large living room, huge country kitchen, lovely sun-deck, rumpus/TV room and separate study.

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OPEN HOME: Saturday 5th August 10 - 10.30am VIEW AT: AUCTION: On Site Saturday 12th August at 2pm AGENT: Athena Law 0408 884 104





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Suburb, Street Name ?2 ?1 ? Maroochydore, 9/52 Alexandra Parade 2 Offers Over $560,000 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.

View By Appointment /QB2433 Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257

Suburb, Street Name Mountain Creek, 62/11 Crayfish Street 2? 2? Contact Agent Neat and Sweet This fantastic townhouse offers comfortable living in a convenient & secure location. Features include: Master bedroom with ensuite and WIR. Separate living upstairs. Private courtyard. Air con. Close to amenities & transport.

Buderim, 7 Cicada Close Grand in scale, rich in quality and unique in composition, this spectacular Buderim residence belongs in a class of its own. With a seven car garage, immense open floor space and a private bush backdrop - the home has unparalleled features. The design of this home creates the perfect balance between open living while providing space for all.

View Saturday 5th August 10.0010.30am /QB2765 Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257


Grand in Scale - Rich in Quality




Auction unless sold prior • Ducted and zoned air conditioning • 422m2 of internal floor space plus 60m2 deck • High spec kitchen with 1200mm oven and walk-in pantry • Slate tile feature wall creating an impressive entry • Nine foot ceilings throughout • Games room with adjoining bar • Committed Owners – ready to sell!

Sunday 13th August at 10.00am, on site View Saturday 5th August 1.00-1.30pm, Wednesday 9th August 4.30 – 5.00pm Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219 Shayne Callander 0409 427 850

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5442 1888

Real Estate

Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE





SUPERB, PRIVATE, DUAL LIVING HIDEAWAY ~ 2.5 ACRES, POOL + • Impressive residence, 2 storeys with dual decks, versatile floor plan • Upstairs 4brms, 2bath + office, huge galley style kitchen • Master bedroom including walk in robe is 8m x 3.7m + ensuite • Downstairs, 2nd living area, 3rd bathroom + 2 additional multi purpose rooms .. ideal teenagers retreat with bathroom • Separate studio situated away from the home with bathroom, kitchenette, lounge + 2 rooms

Price: $ VALUE Acreage Buy Inspect: Saturday 2 – 2.40pm Contact: Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 Property ID: 516705

WOOMBYE: 21 DINMORE STREET Dual living! 5brms, 4bath, 2 levels of house, terrific options. Panoramic views, 6 car accomm


OPEN SAT. 10-10.40 $599,000

Impressive modern home. 4brms, 2bath, 2car. Elevated & quiet position. Quality throughout.

OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 $559,000


OPEN SAT. 12-12.40

Impressive living & luxury abounds in this 4bed, 2bath,2car home with pool & media room.



OPEN SAT. 12-12.40

New Listing! 3/4brms, 2 bathrooms, single car accomm. Open plan living,huge u/cov. Deck.

Mid – High $300,000s


OPEN SAT. 1-1.40 $799,000

First class 10 acre property, 4bed, 3bath, 6car. Impressive features throughout, dual living.

NEW LISTING .. Nambour town house – hospital precinct walk to Nambour Hospital – 2 brms, 1 bath, 1 car


WEST WOOMBYE: Private Acreage Living! 1.19 hectares. Character home with 3brms + sep. building suite office/gym. Many extra features throughout. Call to inspect



Unit 1 - $489,000 Unit 2 - $479,500

2car + o/door entertaining. Woombye: 2 x Dual Key .. priced at $699,000 ea.

SIPPY DOWNS FAMILY HOME Spacious in design and practical in nature, this two-storey home allows enough space to accommodate the largest of families. Set on a 591m2 corner block in a desired pocket of Sippy Downs, the home features multiple living zones. It has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living areas and an extra multipurpose room on the upper level which can be a third living space or easily converted to a large sixth bedroom. The kitchen has gas cooking appliances, a butler’s pantry and oversized island bench. There is an outdoor patio and double-gated side access to the yard. The home is located close to the University of the Sunshine Coast and shopping centre.

11 WARREGO STREET, SIPPY DOWNS 5 bed, 4 bath, 3 car Auction on site Sunday August 6 @ 10am Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257

Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 | Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 | John Pyne 0418 710 209 | Virginia Brown 0400 763 837

Pelican Waters, 29 The Passage



Stunning Architecturally Designed Waterfront Residence

Offers over $1,050,000

You now have the opportunity to own this immaculately presented family home in a prime Pelican Waters location. Comprising of four spacious bedrooms & serviced by three bathrooms, this beautiful residence sits perfectly across from the Pelican Waters canal giving you expansive water views. This is one property you have to see in person to really appreciate.

View Saturday 5th August 11:00 - 11:30am

• Expansive cooks kitchen with stone benches • Sparkling inground swimming pool • Ducted air conditioning and high ceilings • Open plan family living and dining room • Separate media room • Stunning uninterrupted water views • Only minutes from Caloundra CBD and beaches


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AUCTION WILL BE SOLD WELL BELOW REPLACEMENT COST - AUCTION SATURDAY! 2 Rosella Street, Parrearra LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. This stunning abode close to beaches, shopping, parks and transport is on the market and will be SOLD this Saturday! Outstanding quality and design combine to create this perfectly positioned award winning architects residence close to the Sunshine Coast Hospital. Complete with a stunning all weather alfresco pavilion overlooking the sparkling pool, the property offers seclusion, luxury and a relaxed coastal ambience. Motivated owners instructions are clear - MUST BE SOLD!


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Across from a park with canal access Close proximity to medical precinct Multiple off street parking options Three car garaging + secure carport Water storage + solar Separate master retreat



Auction: Saturday 5th August, 12pm Inspect: Saturday 5th August 11.30am-12pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526


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THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SECURE EXTREME VALUE WATERFRONT LUXURY 32 Westholme Circuit, Pelican Waters Luxurious practical Hamptons style family home designed for lifestyle with four internal living areas and relaxed views across the widest canal in the estate. Impressive central staircase flooded with natural Northern light and nine foot ceilings throughout. Enjoy cooking in the European deigned kitchen with walk in pantry, built in coffee machine, microwave and stone benchtops. Family friendly quiet location - live the dream.


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High tech security system 12.5m resort style lap pool Ducted reverse air conditioning 5000 litre water tank 850sqm block and space for caravan Downstairs ensuited bedroom



Price: Suit Buyers From $1.4 Million Inspect: By Appointment Only Amy Piggott 0475 574 060 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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VIEWS FOREVER - SIMPLY STUNNING ALEXANDRA HEADLAND HOME! 48 Tantula Road East, Alexandra Headland The owners of this beautiful residence are re-locating to Brisbane and have provided strict instructions - SELL IT NOW! With a commanding position high above Alexandra Headland, this stunning Ken Down designed masterpiece will appeal to the most astute buyer. With its stunning northern aspect this home captures breathtaking panoramic views over the Coast. An urgent sale is required and the owners will consider all genuine offers. Don’t delay or you might just miss out on the best prestige buy of 2017!


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Stunning position high above Alex Perfect Northern aspect Amazing 200 degree panoramic views Beautiful deck offering privacy Abundance of natural light Selling well below replacement cost



Price: Buyers From The High $1 Million Inspect: Saturday 5th August 12-12.45pm Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY OR PERFECT LOW MAINTENANCE HOME Unit 2 & Unit 3/83 Beerwah Parade, Beerwah Situated in a secure gated complex with a fabulous in-ground pool are these modern, spacious three bedroom townhouses in a fantastic location. Already reaping the benefits of a great rental yield. Offering fantastic indoor and outdoor living, air conditioning and plenty of storage throughout. A small complex of 10 in a peaceful setting. Take advantage and secure a great property!

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Great rental yield Low body corporate fees Secure gated complex Easy access to Brisbane and beaches Spacious and modern living




Price: Buyers in the $300,000 Plus Inspect: Saturday 5th August 2-2.30pm Cali Marsh 0424 792 855 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

AUCTION LARGE CORNER ALLOTMENT IN PRIME LOCATION 29 Dotterel Street, Parrearra Brimming with potential is this neat as a pin brick home, perfect for a first home buyer, renovator, downsizer or investor. A value packed entry level property into this area, Offering a comfortable and liveable space as is, but with incredible scope to renovate along with plenty of land. Easy access to beaches, schools, shopping, parks and the new billion dollar health precinct. This is a must to inspect!

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Large corner allotment - 642sqm Fantastic location Potential to add value Quiet residential street Less than 5 minutes to the beach




Auction: Saturday 12th August, 2pm Inspect: Saturday 5th August 10.30-11am Wednesday 9th August 12.30-1pm Cali Marsh 0424 792 855 Karen Jones 0405 122 526


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RESORT STYLE LIVING ON KAWANA ISLAND 87/7 Grand Parade, Kawana Island 3



Resort style living at its best - this gorgeous townhouse located in the prestigious St Kitts apartment complex offers tranquility and privacy set amongst lush tropical grounds. Incredible facilities will be yours to enjoy including two pools, spa, sauna and gymnasium. This three level townhouse has abundant space for family and friends. Call Ingrid or Karen to arrange your

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Generous sun filled courtyard Ample bedrooms with balconies Modern kitchen with stone bench Stroll to restaurants and shopping

Price: Offers above $550,000

inspection today.

Comes with a marina berth

Karen Jones 0405 122 526

Inspect: Saturday 5th August 9.45-10.15am

Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388

AUCTION ENTRY LEVEL MOOLOOLABA – SELLING UNDER THE HAMMER THIS WEDNESDAY! 56 Coppabella Crescent, Mooloolaba Nestled in a peaceful dress circle location amidst some of Mooloolaba’s finest homes, sits this entry level beachside property offering endless possibilities. An updated home provides the ease to move straight in and enjoy, while still offering plenty of scope to add immediate value. A fantastic opportunity to enter this tightly held market; the owner’s instructions are clear - this property must be sold!

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607m2 parcel of land Great mix of indoor/outdoor living Beautiful resort style swimming pool Tropical cabana with timber decking Off-street parking for boat/caravan




Auction: Wednesday 9th August, 5pm Inspect: Saturday 5th August 11-11.45am, Wednesday 9th August From 4.30pm Alan Riley 0422 723 719


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29 Lee Street, Buderim Inspection is a must to appreciate the magnitude of this unique property. Perfectly positioned in Lee Street, one of Buderim’s best kept secrets, with its large tranquil blocks and close proximity to facilities this property makes the perfect lifestyle choice. Situated in walking distance to shops, cafes, transport, schools, golf club and only a short drive to the new hospital precinct.

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Location, space and lifestyle Stunning 514m2 home Huge 2,345m2 block Tropical outdoor living 550m to Headland Gold Club




Price: Suit $1 Million Plus Buyers Inspect: Saturday 5th August 11-11.30am Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545


THAT VIEW THOUGH! 20/174 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland


Perfectly positioned right in the heart of Alexandra Headland, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, fully furnished unit has views that will take your breath away. North East facing unit features a spacious kitchen, open plan living and dining and uninterrupted ocean views.

Auction: Saturday 19th August at 2pm Inspect: Saturday 5th August 11-11.30am Vicki Kaparic 0411 541 960 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222





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27 Mons School Road, Buderim


It is rare to find such a unique dual residence. Essentially two separate 3 bedroom homes in one providing a high-performance investment or shared home opportunity. Large block with stunning hinterland views.



Price: Offers in the $700,000’s Inspect: Saturday 5th August 11-11.30am Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388


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EXCEPTIONAL WATERFRONT OPPORTUNITY, MINYAMA – UNRESTRICTED OCEAN ACCESS 36 Coomaroo Crescent, Minyama Set on 728m2 of blue chip waterfront land this home offers a unique entry level opportunity to purchase in prestigious Minyama. The magnificent ever changing water views are captured from the perfectly positioned East facing rear yard. Whether you decide to renovate or demolish, create your own waterfront masterpiece and capitalise on this prime location with direct ocean access. Call Karen today!

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Unimpeded direct ocean access 18m frontage Easterly orientation Minutes to shopping beaches Unlimited future potential




Price: Offers Over $1.3 Million Inspect: Saturday 5th August 3.30-4pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526



A fantastic entry level opportunity to purchase in a prime beach side location. Live in, invest in or improve, located next to Stocklands Bokarina Beach development, you can’t go wrong!

Price: Offers In The $600,000’s



Inspect: Saturday 5th August 10.30-11am Karen Jones 0405 122 526

4 HOUSES TO THE LAKE – WURTULLA BEACHSIDE 5 Mandara Drive, Wurtulla Stroll to Currimundi Lake, parks and the beautiful Wurtulla beach in this immaculate low set family home. Complete with four bedrooms, multiple living zones and a prime North east facing rear yard and pool. Act fast – selling quickly!


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Price: Offers over $650,000 Inspect: Saturday 5th August 2.30-3pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526


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DOWNSIZING INFORMATION SESSION Is Retirement Village living right for you? Our complimentary information session will help to answer some of the questions you may have about choosing where to move. Discover the pros and cons of your options including units in standard residential complexes, units in resort style complexes, Over 50s lifestyle communities and Retirement Villages. Learn about why retirement villages have exit fees, plus understand the purchase costs and ongoing costs associated with your downsizing options. The session will include an informative talk from a Financial Planner specialising in retirement living issues. By attending you will discover: • The pros, cons, fees and costs of residential units, over 50s resorts and retirement villages • Why retirement villages have an exit fee • Financial implications of your housing choice • How to prepare for the transition to your new home

When: Thursday 17th of August 10am-11:15am Where: Buderim Tavern A downsize by choice, rather than necessity is always preferable, so arm yourself with knowledge by attending our information session at the Buderim Tavern Thursday 17th August from 10am. Limited seats available – call to reserve your place

RSVP Barbara 0437 199 790 |

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Parklike Setting Will Delight! This immaculate lowset brick home in a quiet, established pocket of Nambour, backing

Price: Offers above $365,000 considered

onto a huge park with children’s playground, would make a superb entry level buy in a

Inspect: Saturday 10:30 - 11:10am

family-friendly area within easy walking distance to Burnside Primary and High School,

Richard Krausz 0422 997 810

TAFE, and public transport. • Air con, ceiling fans, gas hot water

• Fenced backyard – great for children

• Front patio with pergola, side deck

• Direct gated access to park/playground

• Modern kitchen with s/steel appliances

• Perfect for first home buyer or investor

• Wide side access on both sides of home

• If you are paying rent, it’s time to stop!

Property Sales

Bonnie and the RE/MAX Property Management Team are achieving BETTER than average rental prices and leasing properties FASTER than any other agency in the area.

2 Reynolds Close Woombye $450 p/w LEASED WITHIN 5 DAYS

35 Murray Crescent Nambour $430 p/w LEASED WITHIN 4 DAYS

1A Kennedy Street Bli Bli $420 p/w LEASED AT THE FIRST INSPECTION

70 Nambour Mapleton Road Nambour $540 p/w LEASED WITHIN 5 DAYS

8 Amaroo Avenue Nambour $400 p/w LEASED BEFORE ADVERTISING STARTED

If your property is VACANT you need to contact Bonnie TODAY. Bonnie Dean 0400 446 924 5470 7000 62 My Weekly Preview | February 3, 2017

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his immaculately presented family home in Pelican Waters boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The expansive kitchen has stone benchtops and plenty of storage. There is an open plan family and dining area with separate media lounge. The property features a sparkling inground swimming pool and alfresco area. The spacious ground floor master suite has a private ensuite. There is ducted airconditioning, high ceilings and quality fixtures throughout. There are uninterrupted water views from the kitchen and living areas.

29 THE PASSAGE, PELICAN WATERS 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Offers over $1,050,000 Harcourts Caloundra 5438 1177 Shayne Mayers 0413 540 830

Outstanding Service And Professionalism C Chris Ryan and his team are dedicated to ensuring that all o of your property transactions are successful and that you receive a professional service with a personal touch. “Chris was always discreet, thoughtful and caring and his attention to detail was wonderful”


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Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369

Aspect Perfect - Location Second to None 9 Kunari Street, BUDDINA You will find it hard not to be impressed with this supremely located beachside home set on a large 612m2 block and only minutes to the surf beaches of Buddina. Walking distance to shops, schools, restaurants and beaches this immaculate home is central to everything! • 3 spacious bedrooms with potential to easily add a fourth • Enormous 9m x 6.2m covered north east facing outdoor entertaining area • Spacious 3 car garaging with the ability to drive through to the rear yard

• 2 modern bathrooms • Well equipped, galley style kitchen with granite • Split system air conditioning to all bedrooms plus the living area • Solar system will ensure your power bill is kept to a minimum • Fully fenced yard with security gate and rendered block to the front




Inspect: Saturday 5th August 10-10.30am Price Offers over $800,000 Internet ID 3212784 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369

Townhouse Apartment - All Offers Considered 32/10 Grand Parade, KAWANA ISLAND Boasting it’s own private courtyard this pet friendly townhouse style apartment will suit the smart investor or the savvy owner occupier. Centrally located to the Sunshine Coast and only 5 mins drive to the new University hospital/medical precinct will ensure this apartment will always be in demand. • 3 good size bedrooms including master with ensuite and walk in

• Large private N/E deck - great for outdoor living and entertaining

• 2 car accommodation, 1 at the front of apartment and 1 underground

• Your very own private use courtyard – great for a pet

• Quality kitchen with stone bench tops, stainless steel appliances

• Restaurants and convenience store just across the road

• 2 bathrooms with a powder room down stairs

• Great pool for recreation and laps + an undercover BBQ area

• Well maintained complex, on site managers and low body corp

• Owner is keen to sell and will consider all offers

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Inspect Saturday 5th August 1-1.30pm Price Mid $400,000’s Internet ID 3205588 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369


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BEACH BUY This entry This ent ntry ry level lev evel el b beachside each ea chside p property r sits on a large 607m 607 07m m2 b block. lock lo ck It is a an ideal first home or investment property and offers a great mix of living space and is in easy access to all amenities. Updated some years ago, the home features a fully renovated large kitchen with gas stove, showcasing stone benchtops with plenty of storage. The home is airconditioned and all bedrooms have built-in robes with the master offering a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.

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56 COPPABELLA CRESCENT, MOOLOOLABA 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Wednesday August 9 @ 5pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806

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 P L AT I N U M S E R V I C E


Kings Beach 2 Mahia Terrace




Inspect Sat 5th August 2-2.30pm Price $459,000 Internet ID 3206291 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369


Incredible Development Opportunity - First Time to Market!!

- High density zoning and a building height to 21 metres, subject to council approval. - 607sqm corner block with north east frontage on Mahia Tce & Arthur St - 350 metres to Kings Beach and 650 metres to the CBD - 3 bedroom 1 bathroom original beach house currently on site

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5 Bed | 3 Bath | 3 Car

Number 53 Mannikin Road is a stunningly beautiful acreage estate on a sprawling 4,003sqm of manicured private

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6pm Sideliners. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 The Link. 8.00 Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites. 8.30 Prime Suspect 1973. (M) Clifford is released from prison. 9.20 Happy Valley. (MA15+) 10.20 Lateline.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 MOVIE The Bourne Legacy. (2012) (M) Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton. A secret agent is hunted by the government. 11.15 To Be Advised.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 22. North Queensland Cowboys v Melbourne Storm. From 1300Smiles Stadium, Queensland. 10.10 MOVIE On Deadly Ground. (1994) (MA15+) Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. Join the hosts for a look at the day’s news, events and hot topics. 7.30 The Living Room. Amanda flies to Samoa to catch up with Australian Survivor host Jonathan LaPaglia. 8.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Enfield To Cambridge. 8.35 Miniseries: The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe. Part 2 of 2. 10.10 SBS World News Late Edition.


6pm Compass. 6.30 Gardening Australia. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.15 Last Tango In Halifax. (PG) Part 1 of 2. 9.15 Agatha Raisin. (M) Agatha investigates the death of a bride. 10.00 Pulse. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Inside Out. (2015) (PG) Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black. 9.00 MOVIE Bridesmaids. (2011) (MA15+) Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne. Two best friends have a falling out. 11.30 The Goldbergs. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 22. Cronulla Sharks v Canberra Raiders. 9.45 True Story With Hamish & Andy. (PG) 10.15 MOVIE The Dukes Of Hazzard. (2005) (M) Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson.

6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) Lifeguards Trent and Harrison tend to a skateboarder. 7.00 To Be Advised. 11.30 48 Hours: Love And Death In Alaska. (M) Takes a look at the case of Mechele Linehan who was accused of murdering Kent Leppink in 1996.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Britain’s Greatest Bridges: The Forth Rail Bridge. Part 1 of 4. 8.30 Stonehenge Empire. (M) A look at the people who built Stonehenge. 10.15 MOVIE No Country For Old Men. (2007) (MA15+) Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem.


6pm David Attenborough’s Galapagos. 7.00 ABC News. 7.40 Grand Designs New Zealand. 8.30 Poldark. (PG) Ross is adamant George will lose in the election. 9.30 Death In Paradise. (PG) An entrepreneur is murdered. 10.30 Cleverman. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Hell’s Kitchen Australia. (PG) 8.30 Miniseries: Blue Murder: Killer Cop. (MA15+) Part 1 of 2. 10.15 The Battle For Mosul. (M) 11.15 Men With Many Wives. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 The Block. (PG) 8.30 60 Minutes. 9.30 Killer Women With Piers Morgan: Sheila Davalloo. (M) 10.30 Australian Crime Stories: Ray Bennett – The Criminal Mastermind. (M) 11.30 House. (M)

6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 Australian Survivor. Presented by Jonathan LaPaglia. 9.00 Bull. (M) The team works a drug trafficking case. 10.00 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) 11.00 48 Hours: NCIS: NCIS – The Double Cross. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 The Real Tower Of Babel. A look at the Tower of Babel. 8.30 Dunkirk: The New Evidence. A look at the evacuation of Dunkirk. 9.30 You Are Here: Connection To Country. Follows the indigenous people of the Pilbara. 10.35 Inside World War II. (M)


6.10pm Restoration Man. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story. 8.30 Four Corners. Presented by Sarah Ferguson. 9.15 Media Watch. (PG) Hosted by Paul Barry. 9.35 Q&A.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Hell’s Kitchen Australia. (PG) 8.45 Miniseries: Blue Murder: Killer Cop. (MA15+) Part 2 of 2. 10.45 The Force: Malcolm Naden – Australia’s Most Hunted. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) Hosted by Scott Cam. 8.45 This Time Next Year. (PG) Hosted by Karl Stefanovic. 9.55 An Hour To Save Your Life. (M) Part 2 of 4. 11.15 Botched. (M)

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Australian Survivor. 8.40 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) Hosted by Tom Gleisner. 9.40 Life In Pieces. (PG) 10.10 Elementary. (M) 11.00 The Project.

6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 News. 7.30 Michael Mosley’s Meet The Humans. (PG) 8.30 24 Hours In Emergency: Time’s Arrow. (M) A 61-year-old is airlifted to St George’s. 9.25 Mutiny. (M) 10.25 SBS News.


6.10pm Restoration Man. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 The House With Annabel Crabb. Hosted by Annabel Crabb. 8.30 The AI Race. A look at the challenges posed by AI. 9.30 The Farthest. Part 1 of 2. 10.30 Lateline.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Hell’s Kitchen Australia. (PG) 8.45 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. (M) Chef Gordon Ramsay heads to Denver. 9.45 Yummy Mummies. (PG) Follows four glamorous mums-to-be.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.40 True Story With Hamish & Andy: Phil. (PG) A man recounts a personal story. 9.10 Kath & Kim. (PG) 10.20 2 Broke Girls. (M) 11.20 The Mysteries Of Laura. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Shark Tank. 8.30 NCIS. A vice admiral’s laptop is infected with a virus. 9.30 NCIS. (M) A bomb detonates at a charity concert. 10.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great American Railroad Journeys. 8.30 Insight. Presented by Jenny Brockie. 9.30 Dateline. 10.00 SBS News.


7pm News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Hard Quiz. 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (M) Hosted by Shaun Micallef. 9.00 Utopia. (M) 9.30 Growing Up Gracefully: The Matter Of Sex. 10.00 Adam Hills: The Last Leg.

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

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) Hosted by Scott Cam. 8.45 MOVIE Pitch Perfect 2. (2015) (M) Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson. An a cappella group struggles to regain its reputation. 11.10 Chicago Med. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Bachelor Australia. 8.30 Offspring. (M) Nina battles her doubts. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) A US Navy machinist is murdered. 10.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Inside Kensington Palace. A look inside Kensington Palace. 8.30 Hijacked. Part 1 of 4. 9.30 The Good Fight. Maia visits her father in prison. 10.25 SBS World News Late Edition.



6.05pm Restoration Man. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Short Cuts To Glory: Matt Okine Vs Food. 8.30 Pulse. (M) Lou feels betrayed by Frankie. 9.30 Catching A Killer: The Search For Natalie Hemming. (M)

6.30pm News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Animals Make You Laugh Out Loud. (PG) 8.30 All Round To Mrs Brown’s. (M) Music from British dance-pop group, Steps. 9.30 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 23. South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canterbury Bulldogs. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 9.50 The NRL Footy Show. (M) A look at the latest NRL news. 11.30 The AFL Footy Show. (M)

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Bachelor Australia. 8.30 Common Sense. Topical news show. 9.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.30 Blue Bloods. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. (PG) 8.05 Gourmet Farmer. 8.35 Why Are We Getting So Fat? (PG) Presented by Dr Giles Yeo. 9.35 Versailles.


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




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7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Catfish: The TV Show. (M) 9.05 Muslim Drag Queens. (M) 9.55 You Can’t Ask That. 10.25 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 11.30 The Lie Detective.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Cities Of The Underworld. 8.30 Selling Houses Aust. 9.30 Building The Dream.

6pm World’s Craziest Fools. 6.30 Big Bang. 7.00 AFL Pre-Game Show. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 20. Geelong v Sydney. 11.00 Wicked Tuna. 12am Lizard Lick Towing.

6pm MOVIE Stuart Little. (1999) (G) 7.50 MOVIE Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. (2005) (PG) Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly. 10.10 MOVIE Bean. (1997) (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Monarch Of The Glen. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. (2008) (M) Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 10.30 MOVIE Escape From The Planet Of The Apes. (1971) (PG)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. ($) 7.00 Malcolm In The Middle. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 8.00 New Girl. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Aloha. (2015) (PG) 10.35 To Be Advised.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 To Be Advised. 8.15 Would I Lie To You? 8.45 Live At The Apollo. 9.30 The IT Crowd. 10.00 Broad City. 10.20 Sexy Beasts. 10.50 Video Killed The Radio Star.

6.30pm Mighty Ships. 7.30 Greatest Cities Of The World With Griff Rhys Jones. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 Anthony Bourdain: The Layover. (M)

7.30pm Football. AFL. Round 20. Fremantle v Gold Coast. From Domain Stadium, Perth. 10.30 MOVIE Resident Evil: Retribution. (2012) (MA15+) 12.20am Outback Hunters. (M)

6pm MOVIE Cats & Dogs. (2001) (PG) 7.45 MOVIE Legally Blonde. (2001) (PG) 9.45 MOVIE Clueless. (1995) (M) Alicia Silverstone. 11.45 MOVIE The Conjuring. (2013) (MA15+)

7pm This Time Next Year. (PG) 8.10 MOVIE Star Trek: Insurrection. (1998) (PG) Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner. 10.15 MOVIE Caddyshack II. (1988) (M)

6pm Undercover Boss. (PG) 7.00 Attenborough’s The Life Of Mammals. 8.00 48 Hours: NCIS. 9.00 48 Hours. (M) 10.00 Countdown To Murder. (M) 11.00 Undercover Boss. (PG)

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Raymond. 7.30 Last Man Standing. (PG) 8.30 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 9.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 10.30 New Girl. 11.00 New Girl.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.30 Banksy Does New York. (M) 9.50 Muslim Drag Queens. 10.40 Louis Theroux: Louis & The Nazis. 11.40 The Hoarder Next Door.

7pm Border Security: International. (PG) 8.00 The Force: Behind The Line. (PG) 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (M) 10.30 Border Security: International. (PG) 11.30 Escape To The Country.

6pm Seinfeld. (PG) 7.00 MOVIE Battleship. (2012) (PG) 9.30 MOVIE Blade. (1998) (MA15+) Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson. 12am Outback Hunters. (M)

7pm MOVIE Rango. (2011) (PG) Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant. 9.10 MOVIE Jupiter Ascending. (2015) (M) Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum. 11.40 Two And A Half Men. (PG)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 The Good Life. 7.40 New Tricks. (M) 8.50 MOVIE On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. (1969) (PG) George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas. 11.50 The Closer. (M)

6pm M*A*S*H. 7.00 Scorpion. 8.00 Echo: The Unforgettable Elephant. 9.00 Cops: AO. (PG) 9.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Race 10. Czech Republic Grand Prix.

6pm Frasier. 6.30 MOVIE Walking With Dinosaurs. (2013) (PG) 8.15 Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures. (PG) 8.45 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 9.45 To Be Advised. 10.45 Frasier.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.30 Louis Theroux: Under The Knife. 9.30 Brainwashing Stacey. 10.20 Maddie Parry: Tough Jobs.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Inspector George Gently. (M) 10.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 8.00 World’s Most Amazing Videos. (M) 9.00 Brit Cops. (M) 10.00 Brit Cops. (MA15+) 11.00 World’s Toughest Cops. (M) 12am Talking Footy.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Science Of Stupid. (M) 8.00 Top Gear: Burma. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE District 9. (2009) (MA15+) 11.50 South Beach Tow. (M)

6pm Friends. 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Life Story. 8.40 Weather Gone Viral. (PG) 9.40 Extreme Weather: The Survivors. 10.50 Killer On The Line.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Domestic Disturbance. (2001) (M) John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Teri Polo. 10.20 The Last Man On Earth. (M) 11.20 Coverband. (M)

6.30pm Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm In The Middle. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 MOVIE The Blair Witch Project. (1999) (M) 10.15 How I Met Your Mother.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Hard Quiz. 8.50 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. 9.30 Traffickers. 10.15 Brainwashing Stacey.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 The Secret Life Of Dogs. 8.30 Judge John Deed. (M) 10.30 Waking The Dead. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Outback Truckers. (PG) 9.30 Loaded. (PG) 10.00 Loaded. (M) 10.30 Ice Road Truckers. 11.30 Restoration Garage.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Dante’s Peak. (1997) (M) 10.40 Balls Of Steel Australia. (MA15+) 11.40 Two And A Half Men. (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 New Tricks. (PG) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.50 Last Tango In Halifax. (M)

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 48 Hours. (M) 9.30 Forensics. (M) 10.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 11.00 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 11.30 Breakout Kings. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm In The Middle. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 MOVIE Fantastic Four. (2015) (M) 10.30 How I Met Your Mother.


7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 This Old Thing. 9.05 Tattoo Disasters UK. 9.30 The Lie Detective. 10.15 Escape From The Secret Sect. 11.00 Catfish: The TV Show.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Jonathan Creek. (M) 8.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. (M) 10.30 The Border. (PG) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Tattoo Nightmares. (M) 8.30 Ink Master. (M) 10.30 MOVIE Underworld: Awakening. (2012) (MA15+) 12.10am ScreenPLAY. (MA15+)

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.00 Police Ten 7. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Lethal Weapon 4. (1998) (M) Mel Gibson, Jet Li. 11.00 Best Ink. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Call The Midwife. (M) 8.45 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 9.55 Silent Witness. (MA15+) 11.00 Miniseries: Lucan. (M)

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Undercover Boss. (PG) 8.30 Attenborough’s The Life Of Mammals. (PG) 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 Ripper Street. 11.35 Forensics. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm In The Middle. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 9.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 10.00 Bob’s Burgers.

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 8.50 The IT Crowd. 9.20 Utopia. 9.50 Live At The Apollo. 10.35 Broad City.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Restoration. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 10.00 ScreenPLAY. (MA15+) 10.30 Kinne. (MA15+) 11.00 Bogan Hunters. 11.30 World’s Craziest Fools. 12am The Front Bar.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The 6th Day. (2000) (M) Sarah Wynter, Michael Rapaport. 11.00 WWE Raw. (MA15+)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Weather Top Ten. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Murder At 1600. (1997) (M) 10.45 Person Of Interest. (MA15+) 11.40 Rizzoli & Isles.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Gold Coast Cops. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Maximum Conviction. (2012) (MA15+) Steven Seagal, Steve Austin, Bren Foster. 11.00 Graceland. (MA15+)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm In The Middle. 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 9.05 Sex And The City. (M)




So I just watched a clip of Michael Phelps racing a great white shark. They set this experiment up in separate lanes and for my mind that is not a true indicator of how fast Phelps can swim. They should be in the same lane and then we would see true results! I remember in my younger days training around Old Woman Island on a racing ski. A pack of sharks started a feeding frenzy right under my ski. I swear not even an Olympic champion would have got near me that day. OK this weekend, and it looks like six foot waves offshore. Perfection. That is my dream that I share with you today!

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This week the Sun and Mars activate your creativity, which encourages you to be as spontaneous as possible. Then the cream will really rise to the top! Other suitable outlets for your fiery energy are sports, extreme travel or a personal passion project.

Monday night’s eclipse lights up your career zone. But are you making the most of the opportunities that are buzzing around at the moment? Don’t be a bashful bull! It’s time to step up to the professional plate and show others what you are really capable of.

When it comes to social media and networking, avoid procrastinating. It’s time for a creative and proactive approach that makes you stand out from the crowd. The lunar eclipse urges you to focus on your goals and aspirations for the future.

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Eternal (11) A branch of mathematics (7) Swindler (5) Unite by treaty (4) Exclusive (8) Hypothesis (6) Imposing (6) Enrol (8) Central US state (4) Conscious (5) Loud enough to be heard (7) Multifaceted talent (11)


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Period of surveillance (5) Dark red gem (4) Rouse (6) Winding (8) A loose, skimpy gown (7) Without respite (3,5,3) Grief-stricken (11) Belgian capital (8) Impress deeply (7) Publicly renounce (6) Usual practice (5) Object of worship (4)





Rounded edge


Vital organ


Large predatory bird


Striped mammal


1960s dance


Follower of an Indian religion

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


Citizen of Rome


Native American tent



LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23)


Do your best to avoid being a snappy crab, as the lunar eclipse magnifies your mood swings and heightens your emotional sensitivity. If you’ve been burying your head in the sand, then a problem could come to a head and demand to be addressed.

This week the focus is off you (for a change) and it’s loved ones who will demand your attention. So find the time to give it. Attached cats – is there a tug-of-war between you and your partner? The only solution is to meet them halfway.

Virgos thrive on a robust and reliable daily routine. But this week (courtesy of Monday night’s erratic lunar eclipse) a domestic matter, work situation or professional relationship is likely to veer off in a totally unexpected direction.




Under the influence of Monday’s lunar eclipse, a platonic relationship could take a romantic turn. Or a new friend may come into your life. You can be dazzled by beauty though, so make sure you’re not deceived by glossy outward appearances.

You have plans and goals for the future but sometimes you hold back for fear of making a mistake. Monday night’s eclipse urges you to be proactive. But – when it comes to a child, teenager or close friend – all is not as it appears.

The eclipse encourages you to explore and experiment as you study, travel or venture into brave new territory. It’s also very important to capitalise on your international contacts. With nurturing, who knows where they will lead in the future?




With the lunar eclipse lighting up your cash zone, look for innovative solutions to current money problems. If you develop a second stream of income, then you’ll feel much more secure about your financial future. Step back and take a broader view.

Monday night’s loopy lunar eclipse (in your sign) amplifies your avant-garde nature and revs up your restless streak. You’ll feel like instigating some major changes but be careful you don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!

This week, if you are struggling for ideas and direction, then look within for some innovative inspiration. With the Sun, Mars and Saturn visiting your professional zones, dynamic and decisive action is what’s needed at work.

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





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9-LETTER WORD: advise, adviser, aver, avid, derv, dervish, diva, divan, divas, dive, diver, drive, driven, have, haven, havens, haves, hive, hives, invade, invader, invades, naive, naives, nave, naves, navies, rave, raved, raven, ravine, ravish, ravished, rive, rived, riven, save, saved, saver, shave, shaved, shaven, shaver, shiver, shrive, shrived, shriven, vain, vainer, vane, vanes, vanish, vanished, varied, varnish, VARNISHED, vase, vein, veins, vend, vera, viand, vide, vied, vine, vines, visa, visne

JUNIOR X-WORD: Curve, Liver, Eagle, Zebra, Twist, Hindu, Roman, Tepee (CREATURE)

CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Everlasting 9 Algebra 10 Rogue 11 Ally 12 Peculiar 14 Theory 16 Superb 18 Register 19 Ohio 22 Aware 23 Audible 24 Versatility Down: 2 Vigil 3 Ruby 4 Awaken 5 Tortuous 6 Neglige 7 Day after day 8 Heartbroken 13 Brussels 15 Engrave 17 Recant 20 Habit 21 Idol


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THE LURE OF THE OUTBACK Richard O’Leary ponders his chances of survival if lost in the Australian desert.


he crunch of your own footsteps can be a reassuring sound when you are walking by yourself in the middle of nowhere. It can also be unsettling. Dunmurra is not much more than a truckstop and caravan park about halfway been Darwin and Alice Springs. As the story goes it was named after Dan O’Mara who went missing around the area shortly after the first European settlement. The Aboriginal people who joined the search couldn’t pronounce his name and called him ‘Dunmurra’ and the name stuck. The unfortunate fellow for who they were looking was never found. His skeleton is believed to be out in the scrub and red dirt. This story comes back to me as I walk down a track that borders the caravan park. I walk past the rusty shells of two

ancient trucks, which are slowly being devoured by the russet soil. They sit like lazy sentries, guarding the divide between civilisation and no coming back. Within a matter of minutes I am a million miles away, unable to hear the symphony of the campsite morning: people packing up, the sizzle of bacon and eggs, the distinctive idle of diesel engines. All I can hear is the crunch of my shoes on the soil and I imagine what it must have been like to live out here before cars and service stations and glamping. No water, no food. Well none that I would be able to find with my limited bush skills, and to say limited bush skills is to talk myself up. I reckon I would be lucky to last a day or two. In all likelihood, I would perish lying under one of the scraggly bushes that provide what little shade there is –

probably metres from a promising sinkhole, ready to be picked at by one of those kites or eagles which circle this place in a cartoonish rendition of vultures. As I get further from the campsite I imagine I’m embarking on an adventure and defying those birds, those slim odds of survival, those 21st century limitations, which order my days. I’m walking towards danger with a smile on my face. Momentarily, my thoughts drift back to Mr O’Mara, and what he must have gone through. It’s then that I hear the roar of a road train and realise there’s not such a great distance between me and the Stuart Highway and all that it represents: safety, security, modern life. I trudge back to the campsite mildly disappointed.


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