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f I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone joke about mental health, I’d be a wealthy woman, or at least well on my way. I’ve often wondered what the source of these misinformed comments is. Is it a lack of education, a lack of empathy or perhaps a display of embarrassment or awkwardness? What I do know is that having anxiety does not make you a ‘nutcase’ and depression does not make you ‘weird’. It certainly does not make you weak. Support service Beyond Blue estimates that 45 per cent of the population will experience a mental health condition at some point. In any one year, around one million Australian adults have depression and more than two million suffer from the crippling disease that is anxiety. This disease does not discriminate and just like any physical disease, it’s real. These important facts – and the shocking suicide statistics affecting our country – cannot be ignored. Asking for help, offering help and being aware of the symptoms, is a step in the right direction. And, breaking down the stigma associated with mental health is just as important. This is why I’m a supporter of R U OK? Day. Held on September 14 it acts as a vital reminder. To find out more about the campaign, be sure to read this week’s feature story on page 10.
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AMAZING GRACE First job? Washing dishes at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London. My parents due to currency regulations in Sri Lanka at the time were only able to send money for my ballet lessons, so I had to find money to live and eat. What are you currently working on? I am retired but give two tai chi classes a week to residents at our retirement village.
Do you have a nickname? With the Royal Ballet it was Rene, and later when I worked at the Lido in Paris it was ‘mother’ as I was in charge of the show and the Bluebell Girls. First car? Gladys, a second-hand bomb. I only learnt to drive on my arrival in Australia and by then I was in my forties. Whilst living in Europe a car was not necessary.
BIO Born in Sri Lanka, Michael Ingleton began dancing at his mother’s school. He joined the Royal Ballet School in London in 1962 and was later accepted into the Royal Ballet Company. In 1971 he went to Paris, to join the Lido Cabaret, where he became principal dancer and was in charge of the 45 Bluebell Girls. He came to Australia with his partner in 1981 and they now live at Hibiscus Buderim Meadows retirement village.
Where do you take visitors? Up to glorious Maleny where the views are sublime and the weather always perfect. Also Mooloolaba Beach, which always is alive and vibrant. One thing you’d change about the Coast? A better and more frequent bus service.
Your family includes… My partner and his family in Sweden, and my sister and her family in Melbourne.
What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? Noosa for its beaches and its laid-back atmosphere.
Best day in your life? The day I met my partner, 40 years ago in Paris. Can you nominate a in your life that turned out to be a turning point? The day way back in 1960 when my father allowed me to make plans to leave Sri Lanka to go to London to further my classical ballet career. Your greatest regret? Not having being able to dance on the Bolshoi stage in Moscow. But this year we have been able to glean tickets for the Kirov Theatre in St Petersburg.
Favourite book? Colin de Silva’s chronicles on the ancient history of Sri Lanka.
What achievement are you most proud of? Being in charge of the Lido show and the 45 Bluebell Girls – I was the first male in charge of the girls who worked for Miss Bluebell in Paris, Las Vegas and Spain.
What are you reading now? Alex von Tunzelmann’s Indian Summer: the secret history of the end of an empire.
You are happiest when? Sipping wine with my family and friends and talking about the days gone by.
Favourite song? I Have a Love from West Side Story.
What frustrates you the most? Bigots. There are so many narrow-minded people around. How do you deal with your frustrations? Having a good argument. And listening to loud classical music.
Best advice you’ve been given? Be yourself. How long have you lived on the Sunshine Coast? We first came up here on holiday in 1995 and fell in love with the area, which reminded us of Sweden in summer and Sri Lanka all year round. The following year we came back again and bought acreage in Diddillibah where we had a Queenslander built. Why do you live here? The climate and the lifestyle.
Advice to your 18-year-old self? Follow your dreams – and do not listen to anybody else. Tea or coffee? Tea with plenty of sugar, and a dash of milk when I am in Australia. In Europe it is coffee. NRL or AFL? Oh my god no!
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R U OK? With Australia’s suicide rate skyrocketing, it’s always the right time to ask someone who seems to be struggling if they are OK. Those three words spoken with genuine care may save a life. WORDS: Candice Holznagel.
n 2015 suicide was the leading cause of death for Australian children aged from five to 17. It was also the leading cause of death among people aged from 15 to 44 years, with the figures the highest they have been in a decade. The statistics hit you in the face, hard. In that year 3027 Australians died from intentional self-harm – one person every three hours or eight people a day, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Causes of Death 2015 report. These aren’t just numbers, these are people. Mothers, fathers; someone’s daughter, someone’s son; and alarmingly the figures are continuing to grow. Suicide has become a grim global epidemic. According to the World Health Organisation, about 800,000 people around the world end their lives each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. In response, health professionals, community groups and survivors are banding together to break through communication barriers and improve the statistics. Thankfully, they have made some progress. In March this year, data from Lifeline revealed that 80 per cent of Australians supported the development of a National Suicide Prevention Plan. In the few days following the release of these statistics, the COAG Health Council unveiled its first plan. In May, the Federal Government earmarked $47 million in funding for frontline suicide prevention services. While it’s a step in the right direction, the work simply can’t stop here. R U OK? – one of the groups to receive a portion of the government funding – is gearing up to bring the issue to the forefront of the national agenda. The ninth annual R U OK? Day will be
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held on September 14. Launched in 2009 by Gavin Larkin, the organisation is a suicide prevention charity that aims to start life-changing conversations. It was born from Larkin’s own experience with mental illness – his father Barry committed suicide in 1995. Larkin was a champion of the fact that conversation could change a life right up until he lost his battle with cancer in 2011. Today, the organisation’s CEO Brendan Maher says R U OK? is now more than a one-day movement.
R U OK? Day and it told us about one in three Australians don’t feel comfortable reaching out and talking to someone. “Supporting someone they are worried about is held hostage by stigma, fear (of saying the wrong thing). It’s about not knowing where to start and not being comfortable enough to get beside someone and ask that question. We are addressing that head on. [The campaign] has grown significantly… 80 per cent of the Australian public are now aware of the campaign.” “We are about influencing cultural
“I think it can never be underestimated how important it is to ask are you OK? Everyone needs to know someone cares. It can make a huge difference”
“I fell into that. I got immersed into it. It had a negative impact on my relationships, my friendships and self-esteem.” Bastoni has been sober for almost nine years. His three children – aged 10, 8 and 5 – have never seen him drunk. He admits that staying clean requires work and support. It has also given him the drive to jump on board the R U OK? bus as an ambassador. “My whole reason, my motivation for getting on board, was that I had personal experience,’’ Bastoni says. “The last few years of my addiction, I didn’t see any point living. I seriously did contemplate taking my own life. And I’m grateful that I didn’t do it. If I had, I would have been killing the wrong bloke. “In my process of recovery I learnt who I am and managed to let go of the old Steve. I’m not a bad bloke.” Bastoni believes that early prevention is key in preventing tragic circumstances and
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STARTING THE CONVERSATION “We’re making it about a conversation people should have 365 days a year.’’ Speaking from Melbourne, Maher tells My Weekly Preview he has spent seven weeks on the road as part of the group’s first Conversation Convoy. Using four vehicles that represent R U OK’s? four support steps – listen, encourage, action and check in – the team has travelled from remote communities to cities meeting and speaking with thousands of people. Maher says the aim is to encourage friends and family to talk to those they may be concerned about. “We did some research in the lead-up to
behaviour. It’s about meaningful change, giving people the capability to reach out and ask. People want to tell you their stories. “R U OK is a tiny part of trying to strengthen the connections of relationships.” Australian actor Steve Bastoni, best known for his roles in Wentworth, Police Rescue and Neighbours, knows only too well the benefits of strong relationships. He credits his wife with being his saviour after substance and alcohol abuse led to depression. “I was in my twenties when my career in film and television took off… it was really accessible (drugs and alcohol),’’ Bastoni says.
Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do. The team at R U OK? say you don’t need to be an expert – just a great friend and a good listener. Follow these four easy steps to start the conversation, you could make a difference. 1. Ask are you OK? 2. Listen 3. Encourage action 4. Check in – be sure to follow up. For more information including useful resources visit ruok.org.au. myweeklypreview.com.au
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says mental health and the wellbeing of others should be on our radar daily. Breaking down the stigma associated with mental health is also on his agenda. What goes on ‘between our ears’ should not be a source of shame, but a shared experience. “Sometimes people don’t feel comfortable reaching out, but it’s up to us to reach out. To see those changes in people and ask ‘R U OK?’. “I’ve played the tough guy. I’ve been conditioned to think that the Aussie bloke keeps up the tough guy [act]. “Australian blokes are cottoning on that it’s not working. We’re not expressing those emotions in a healthy way. It’s about encouraging blokes to say ‘I’m not doing well, I could do with a hand’.” With more than 300 million people suffering from depression around the globe, the question remains as to why stigma still surrounds mental health. Doctor Rhiannon Bell from Mooloolaba’s Psychology Cafe says part of the issue is that society struggles with the concept of
SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR Seek help if you, or someone you know, is showing any of the following symptoms of depression. • Withdrawal from activities and people • Change in personality • Irritability and moodiness • Drinking or substance abuse • Increased or decreased appetite • Change in typical patterns – such as sleep • Negative self-talk. Source: Dr Rhiannon Bell, Psychology Café.
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Steve Bastoni depression being an illness. Depression and anxiety does not discriminate – it can target anyone at any time. Dr Bell says it’s important to ask the tough question – are you OK? “What they are hearing is I see you, I value you and I care. I often ask clients who have been through loss about how people are responding. People just ignore the pain because of awkwardness.” Encouraging communication from a young age is also a vital tool in combatting depression and suicide, Dr Bell says. “It’s about becoming more comfortable with emotions and starting with young kids. It’s having the family culture of talking about feelings. We need to start educating kids young. Don’t shy away from these topics.” Talented Sunshine Coast teen musician Mason Hope agrees we’re never too young to learn about the importance of emotion and communication. He knows only too well the effects of depression and anxiety and aims to breakdown the stigma and address the health issue head on. The 18-year-old, who has become one of the region’s most talked about artists after
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committee when he was 12 years old and hasn’t looked back. Headspace Maroochydore has provided more than 11,700 occasions of care for young people. “It pushed me forward. I evolved and became a stronger, confident person. There are some brilliant counsellors, brilliant people, programs for younger people. Anyone from the ages of 12 to 25 can walk in and automatically are helped by a counsellor.’’ Hope says Headspace and events like R U OK? Day have helped him to learn about his strengths as a survivor. Through his music, he hopes to inspire people not to give up on their dreams and to not let past experiences dictate the future. “I think it can never be underestimated how important it is to ask are you OK? “Everyone needs to know someone cares. It can make a huge difference. “I would like to throw out a challenge to young people: connect with someone you normally wouldn’t because you think they are too shy, quiet, sad, different and have a chat. “With R U OK? Day, the whole concept of asking are they OK can change their life. It can mean a 100 per cent to someone who is going through anxiety, bullied, depression.”
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HAVE YOUR WORK PUBLISHED IN COAST’S HERITAGE CALENDAR The Sunshine Coast is renowned for its love of leisure, sport and recreation and residents who have captured this passion on film are encouraged to submit their photos for publication in next year’s Sunshine Coast heritage calendar. Entries for the Playtime – 2018 Heritage Calendar are now open and council invites the community to dig out pre-1980 photo albums in search of their favourite snapshots depicting the region at play. Entries close on September 25. Visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for more information about how to enter.
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COMMUNITY INVITED TO CELEBRATE GIVING WITH THE BUDERIM FOUNDATION Celebrate community spirit and head to Buderim for the Foundation’s Community Grants Celebration. Buderim Foundation Grants committee chair Lisa Edward says: “This year we are celebrating not only the $65,000 in community grants we are awarding, but the more than $400,000 we have been able to gift to Buderim and 4556 community organisations in the 10 years since our grants program commenced.” The event is on September 9 from 2pm on the lawn between the Memorial Hall and the Craft Cottage.
A new report shows that up to 3.6 million Australians are not doing any exercise at all and over half say they mostly sit on a typical work day. According to the Heart Foundation’s National Physical Activity Plan, almost one in five parents reported that their child was inactive, and a third blamed a lack of interest and a preference for electronic games. In a bid to combat the issue, the Heart Foundation has launched MyMarathon to raise money for vital research. The event will take place in October and anyone can walk, jog or run to help the cause and improve their own health. Participants must complete 42.2 kilometres throughout the month. Visit heartfoundation.org.au.
A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS To celebrate Australian Reading Hour, Sunshine Coast Libraries, in partnership with The Smith Family, invite families to attend Stories under the Stars at Maroochydore Library from 6-7pm on September 14. Councillor Jenny McKay says families are invited to bring a blanket and torch to a free storytime session under the Cottonwood tree outside Maroochydore Library. “Australians say reading is their number one enjoyable leisure activity and research shows that reading reduces stress by 68 per cent,’’ she says.
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ART PRIZE PUTS FIFO LIFESTYLE IN THE SPOTLIGHT The $25,000 prize winner of the 2017 Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a thought-provoking textile piece that draws attention to Australia’s fly in, fly out culture. Artist Raquel Ormella’s piece Worker’s Blues #1 was selected from 461 entries. Ormella has a national reputation as a socialpolitical commentator. Worker’s Blues #1 was inspired by the idea of workers being temporarily imported into remote locations and exported from their families. The Sunshine Coast’s Jennifer Herd won the highly commended award for her work entitled Nine Queensland Shields.
THE WHARF IS IN LINE FOR A $1.5 MILLION UPGRADE A new restaurant and bar to be launched in time for Christmas will ramp up the revitalisation of The Wharf Mooloolaba precinct. Named The Dock, the new 350-seat restaurant and bar will specialise in smoked meats, charcoal grill and quality beer. Co-owner Dirk Long says work is well underway on the $1.5 million renovation. “It was previously designed to look like a submarine so all of that has come out and already you can tell it’s going to look fantastic with the high ceilings and natural light.” It’s hoped The Dock will open in December.
$50,000 GONSKI FUNDING FOR COAST SCHOOLS School students are set to benefit from a boost in education funding, which was announced last week. Every Sunshine Coast school student will receive around $2150 in additional Commonwealth funding over the next decade under the Federal Government’s student-centred Gonski funding plan. In the next 10 years, the Coast’s government and independent schools will receive up to $500 million in additional funding. By 2027 the total Commonwealth funding to local schools is expected to total nearly $2 billion.
Sunshine Coast based charity the Compass Institute has received a significant funding boost following a recent golf day at Twin Waters. In addition to the estimated $20,000 raised on the day, a $30,000 cheque was presented by the event’s major sponsor, Cricks Sunshine Coast. Compass Institute CEO David Dangerfield said he was delighted with the success of the day, which continues to raise important funds and awareness of his charity’s work.
MED SCHOOL GETS GO AHEAD After months of uncertainty, the Federal Government has announced that the Sunshine Coast University Hospital will become a tertiary teaching institute, thanks to the allocation of an additional 15 medical school places. The news follows Sunshine Coast Council’s #OperationMedSchool campaign, which urged the government to allocate the additional numbers. Mayor Mark Jamieson welcomed the news. “Our region was promised a tertiary teaching hospital. Between council and the community, we ensured the Federal Government was made aware we deserved nothing less and would accept nothing less.”
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MILAN SOMERVILLE: “DANCING IS WHAT I’M MEANT TO DO” Mooloolaba longboarder Milan Somerville shot to international fame recently when US music producer and DJ Skrillex spotted him on YouTube and cast him in his latest video. MWP met with the dude with the moves and found out where his true passion lies. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.
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he hairy longboarder stands before a mountainous backdrop at sunset, somewhere in the Californian desert. He surveys the road ahead, puts his earbuds in and takes off, cruising along as he busts some awesome dance moves to a breezy electronic dance track. The song is Would You Ever by US music producer Skrillex with songwriter and vocalist Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd. Since its release on July 26, the video has clocked up more than 12 million views on YouTube, turning Mooloolaba’s Milan Somerville into an overnight sensation. Skrillex and Poo Bear appear briefly at the end of the clip, but the spotlight is squarely on Somerville, with his sheer exuberance and unique dance moves. The joyful and carefree energy he exudes in the video is infectious and has undoubtedly contributed to the track’s success. When Skrillex saw Somerville’s YouTube channel, where he goes by the name Sepakuma – The Hairy Longboarder, he immediately wanted to use him in a video. Somerville was flown to the US on June 25, put up in the gleaming towers of the Westin Bonaventure in downtown LA, and did around eight hours filming over five days near the Joshua Tree National Park. “I had a blast, it was heaps of fun,” he says. “I only got to meet him briefly; he was really nice. He gave some direction, though I was given a lot of freedom in what I wanted to do.” Somerville returned to Australia on July 5 and in the space of two months, has gone from a relatively unknown cleaner and trolley collector at Coles at Sunshine Plaza, to somewhat of a local celebrity who’s now on the hunt for a manager. “Yesterday I was going to work and some lady was like, you’re that longboarder guy, can I get a photo with you?” he laughs. “I was like, sure, why not? A lot of the time people will say they saw my videos or saw me on the news and they say I love what you’re doing mate,
keep doing it, keep it up. I’m like, thank you so much. I get a really positive response. It makes me feel really good.” Somerville’s girlfriend Manda loves all the attention her man is getting and when they meet people, she’s the first to ask them if they’ve seen his videos. Manda is the reason Somerville moved to the Sunshine Coast a year ago. Born in South Australia, he grew up moving between Queensland and New South Wales almost on a yearly basis with his free-spirited mum Lili and four older brothers, completing high school on the Gold Coast. “Mum just liked to move a lot,” he says. “As a kid I wasn’t the biggest fan because you get to the school, make friends and
have to go to another school. It’s not the easiest but as an adult now, it certainly makes you adaptable. You’re able to associate with lots of different people. “People at school thought I was a bit crazy, but not in a bad way. I was the kind of kid who would climb onto roofs or just do random stuff. My mum tells me I was one of those kids who was super chilled and did what I was told. Mum was very lenient, she didn’t have too many rules. She’s the best mum ever – I love her so much.” Emotionally open and genuine, Somerville talks with equal affection about Manda, who works at a local dental clinic. “One of the best days of my life was when I met my girlfriend because she’s the woman I
love,” he says. “I met her at a small festival in April last year. I had been dancing for a while and I was just chilling out behind the DJ decks and she just popped up and was dressed as a green fairy and had all this vibrant energy and I was like, oh my god, look at this beautiful woman. We went to the dancefloor and had a dance, hugged each other and kissed and I thought, oh my god, this is it. We’ve been in love ever since. We just chill out together, watch movies, go for walks, go to waterfalls.” The couple has discussed marriage and Manda likes to point out rings she likes, but for now, they’re happy with the way things are. Somerville is enjoying his newfound fame and is planning to make a new video for his sponsor, Loaded Boards. He’s also gearing up for his 25th birthday on September 17, which he’ll be celebrating doing what he loves most – dancing at a bush doof. “I was at a festival one New Year’s Eve and I danced so much, I danced for 20 hours within the first 36 hours of being there. That was the point where I came to the realisation that dancing was what I was meant to do with my life. Dancing is where my true passion is and I’ve been trying to pursue that ever since.”
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produce as it is about the freedom that comes with remote, long-haul travel. The Indian Pacific is operated by Adelaide-based Great Southern Rail, which aims to showcase some of South Australia’s best producers, through meals, off-train excursions and masterclasses. West-bound, the train leaves Adelaide on Thursdays, but first we enjoy a lazy afternoon in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. First up, there’s wine tasting at the rustic cellar door of the five-star Mt Lofty Ranges vineyard at sleepy Lenswood. Vigneron Garry Sweeney pairs each variety with foods such as tataki kangaroo with rhubarb and macadamia, and Kingfish sashimi with ponzu and creme fraiche.
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We gasp in awe at spectacular sunrises and sunsets that only the desert could provide. It’s not a fast ride – we average around 85 kilometres per hour – so we have plenty of time to take in the details missed when flying up high in a plane. Typically the trip traverses the country from Sydney to Perth and vice versa, a 4,325-kilometre journey taking 65 hours. But we’re crossing from Adelaide to Perth – ‘only’ 2669 kilometres – on a themed journey aboard the Gourmet Food and Wine Train. This voyage is as much about enjoying the
As darkness falls, we stop at the dairy farm that supplies milk to artisan cheesemaker Kris Lloyd of Woodside Cheese Wrights. We sit among hay bales in the shed, under blankets and with bonfires crackling outside, as Kris allows keen guests to milk her farmer’s prized dairy cow, Tulip, before demonstrating how this still-warm milk is made into cheese. The winter chill biting, we pile back into the coach to be taken to The Lane Vineyard restaurant for our first meal of the journey. After dinner, we finally climb aboard
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GETTING THERE The Indian Pacific departs Sydney, Adelaide and Perth weekly, all year round. Along the way, there are off train excursions in places including Broken Hill, Adelaide and Kalgoorlie. STAYING ON THE TRAIN Choose Platinum, Gold Twin or Gold Single class. Unless you travel Platinum class, cabin space is at a premium. Pack light and think small. PLAYING ON THE TRAIN You’re in the middle of nowhere. There’s no internet in parts. Take advantage of this for a digital detox. Talk to your travelling companions, look out the window and relax. And remember it can be cold in the desert. Take a jacket and beanie. GOURMET FOOD AND WINE TRAIN: Great Southern Rail will announce similar departures later this year for 2018-19 travel. stars at rows of outdoor tables permanently set up at the siding. But now, in midwinter, bonfires are lit and passengers treated to a concert before enjoying dinner on the warm train. Then it’s off again, for another night and day and the dreamy vista of the mighty Nullarbor before we pull up in Perth. * The writer travelled as a guest of Great Southern Rail and stayed at the Pan Pacific hotel in Perth.
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ith the bulk of the region‘s expected population increase for the next 20 years set to be concentrated around Caloundra, business owners are joining forces to ensure they are well prepared to capitalise on the unprecedented opportunity for growth. The newly-formed Caloundra Business Alliance will launch on September 12, offering business owners a chance to galvanise marketing and promotion efforts and reach out to the community through unique events designed to attract people from far and wide. Alliance secretary Selina Smith says while the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce focuses on business-to-business networking, the alliance will focus on connecting businesses with the community. Far from going it alone, the not-for-profit alliance has the backing of the Sunshine Coast Council and Downtown Caloundra. Smith, who has owned Cosie Swimwear in Bulcock Street for 20 years, says the Caloundra CBD has undergone some major transformations of late, with the council’s revitalisation works continuing to breathe
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SERIOUS CRIME SHATTERS COAST’S INNOCENCE When a bomb killed Maroochydore toddler Merilyn Gartner in 1974, it was a crime that introduced the Sunshine Coast to the reality that “it could happen here”, reports Dot Whittington.
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t about 1pm on Wednesday, August 7, 1974, Heinz Gartner noticed an open window at his unoccupied house at 60 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore and went to check. His daughters Merilyn, 3, and Lisa, 2, were with him. While their father was looking around, the girls ran off to explore. Little Merilyn opened a cupboard, detonating a nail bomb that killed her instantly. Her sister was seriously injured and the “high order” blast shattered windows and floorboards. The cupboard had been booby-trapped and there was never any doubt it had been meant for Detective-Sergeant Kev Dorries. Dorries, 42, was head of the CIB and after five years in Nambour, was far from popular. “The climate favours the cultivation of cannabis and the holiday-like conditions made the area a favourite spot for drugusers,” Dorries said in an interview. “I am not as tough a policeman as I have been made out to be but one who operates without fear.”
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Nevertheless, there were always stories in those pre-Fitzgerald days about his methods in his push to clean up drug offenders. Two days before the blast, the Nambour Criminal Investigation branch had received an anonymous call that heroin was hidden at the property and to “tell Dorries to look in the cupboard”. It was thought the bomb had been planted on the Sunday night but when Dorries went to investigate on Monday, the house was locked and he left. The bomb was home-made using an empty gallon paint tin and sticks of gelignite together with 2-inch fibro roofing screws and nails. It was reported, that it was based on the Claymore anti-personnel mine, a weapon seen by thousands of Australian soldiers in Vietnam. This, and the fact that many young Australians had been introduced to drugs while serving in Vietnam, was one of a dozen theories detectives considered. A reward of $20,000 was offered on August 15, for information leading to the arrest of the
person responsible and there would be a free pardon for any accomplice. A team of detectives arrived from the Brisbane CIB and the investigation was swift and tough. Soon, Peter Vivian Wardrop, 27, a salesman from Oxley in Brisbane, confirmed as part of the local drug scene, and Gary Thomas Taylor, 24, of Zillmere, both known to police, were arrested. Taylor was found dead in his cell on December 13, while Wardrop pleaded not guilty and went to trial on April 28, 1975. The court was told that Wardrop was obsessed by his hatred for Dorries who was costing him thousands in cannabis sales. Dorries told the court that in the previous May, he had found a farm near Maroochydore with 500 cannabis plants, a crop worth about $100,000 and had apprehended Wardrop. After 39 days, and statements from 76 Crown witnesses, the jury found Wardrop guilty and he was sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour. He appealed a year later but was again convicted. Dorries, meanwhile, had been transferred to Brisbane. Wardrop was back in the news a decade later in January 1984, while incarcerated at Townsville’s Stuart Jail. He had sent an anonymous letter to Premier Sir Joh BjelkePetersen saying that wild pigs would be infected with foot and mouth disease, spreading to cattle and sheep, unless prison reforms were implemented within 12 weeks. In 1989, State Cabinet released Wardrop and deported him to his native New Zealand, under threat of imprisonment if he returned. The last heard was in May 2004, when, at 57, Wardrop was jailed for three years for growing cannabis at Hawke’s Bay, where he had been living since his release.
THIS MONTH IN HISTORY The residential hub of Alexandra Headland opened in September 1948, when Nambour businessman AJ ‘Alf’ Frost subdivided his large parcel of land into 34 allotments. It was bounded by the Buderim/Mooloolaba Road on the south, Mary Street on the east and the Presbyterian Estate on the west. Frost had a clothing factory he had moved from Brisbane to a two-storey fibro building at the corner of Ann and Lowe streets in Nambour.
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LIFE HACKS GONE MAD
FAST TRACKING OUR FUTURE
Sami Muirhead is not a fan of life hacks, especially when they involve boiling your undies in a hotel kettle.
Darrell Edwards says our governments need to be working together now to ensure our transport infrastructure can cope with our population growth.
id you see the news that some whackos are boiling their undies or knickers in hotel kettles? Yes. It is part of a so-called genius ‘life hack’ of busy people who travel so much they do not have time to wash their undergarments in the washing machine, or apparently in the shower, or sink, like the rest of us normal people. I am sorry I have ruined the sacred break of having a restorative cup of tea next time you are in a hotel. I always wipe the mugs or glasses in hotel rooms, as I think about all the germs on them, but I have never once thought, ‘Oh yeah, the kettle will be raging with well, someone’s junk funk’. Oh gosh, it is too much even writing it. My husband said he does not understand the fuss as the undies are in boiling water, which would in theory sterilise everything. This little cynical duck is not buying that theory. However the actual experts (sorry, babe) say it is incredibly irresponsible to boil up your Bonds in such a small container. Can we also talk about ‘life hacks’ please? I know they are all the rage and everyone loves them. But I do not. They just show me how inadequate my skill set is and how rubbish I am at doing the basics, like cooking and keeping my home clean. You know, people never post life hacks for just bludging or for watching every season ever made of Game Of Thrones. They are ridiculous suggestions for things such as better storage methods for
your freshly grown and organic thyme. They are a little bit passive aggressive and a way of bragging that the smarmy hacker has a better and more organised life than you. But back to the gross undies washing story. The thing that shocks me even more about this kettle kerfuffle is the fact that it is even a common practice in the first place. I worked many moons ago in a Canadian ski field hotel and people certainly got up to all sorts of behaviour behind closed doors. Let’s just say CSI Crime Squad would have a field day with those torches that shine blue light onto otherwise invisible substances. The bedspreads in hotel rooms freak me out a little, as I always think about what happens on them. I have an aunt who is so terrified of germs she carries a handkerchief and uses it to open public toilet doors and seats. We all have our little quirks when it comes to germs I suppose. I have had this crazy hotel fantasy for about seven years. Are you ready to hear it? I leave my beautiful children and husband at home and I go to a hotel and get in my pyjamas and I binge eat chocolate and drink wine and sleep and watch hour upon hour of trash TV. Oh. Keep speaking dirty to me, girlfriend! My family think I am joking every time they ask what I would like for a present at birthday or Christmas time when I reply to go to a hotel room by myself to just sleep. If it ever eventuates I will make sure I pack my own damn kettle.
Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator. For more from Sami tune into Mix FM.
t is critical that transport infrastructure, including a mass transit rail system, is introduced quickly to effectively link the Sunshine Coast region’s coastal communities. The State Government’s ShapingSEQ strategic plan, which seeks to set a blueprint for development over the next half century, says the proposed passenger transport corridor, between Maroochydore and Caloundra, will provide a cohesive corridor of high quality, distinctive urban environments that are typically ‘Sunshine Coast’ in character. The duplication of the North Coast rail is an urgent priority, despite being listed as only number 12 on the state transport priority list. These key transport projects must, of course, take their place in the line for government funding. But funds could be provided for projects such as these under the ‘City Deals’ program, where local, state and federal money is invested in an agreed set of projects, or through the $10 billion National Rail Fund established in the last Federal Budget. We need for the three levels of government on the Sunshine Coast to work together for the benefit of our region. The ShapingSEQ strategic plan predicts the population of the Sunshine Coast and Noosa will reach 558,000 by 2041 – and that we’ll need an extra 93,400 homes to accommodate the newcomers. It seems clear our region will be unable
to support a population increase of nearly 200,000 in the next 25 years unless we embrace significantly higher levels of housing density that support investment in transport infrastructure. About 34,000 new dwellings will be created through the development of integrated communities like Palmview and Caloundra South. Most of the increased population (58,500 dwellings) will need to be absorbed in areas where Sunshine Coast people already live – established urban localities. This will require a change in mindset about housing density to develop the ‘missing middle’ – greater density compatible with existing built forms. This covers housing types between detached houses and high-rise, and may include ‘Fonzie’ flats, ‘plexes’ (duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes etc), row/terrace housing and medium-rise apartments. I’m not necessarily advocating high rise, but we certainly need to consider low and medium rise and increase infill developments. I heard Professor Christopher Leinberger (a metropolitan land use strategist), speak recently about medium density, walkable communities. These deliver higher social equity, reduced emissions and justify urban transport infrastructure spending. We need to support integrated development for the future of Sunshine Coast.
Darrell Edwards is the chief executive officer for Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast.
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superannuation provider. You can nominate your estate on this death benefit nomination – at which point the funds will be distributed in accordance with your will. Once you have identified which assets need to be reviewed as a part of your estate planning – you need to carefully consider who you leave those assets to. When structuring your estate planning affairs, be aware that there are potential tax implications for leaving assets to certain people. For example, no tax should be payable if you leave your superannuation savings to your dependant spouse. However, there may be tax payable if you leave your superannuation savings to your adult children who are no longer dependent. Personally held assets such as shares may have large unrealised capital gains associated with them, so serious consideration needs to be given to who you leave these assets to. Engaging with a solicitor, your accountant and your financial adviser in relation to your estate planning measures should ensure that your wishes are implemented as intended. Troy Davey is an Authorised Representative (no 473122) of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. He can be contacted on 07 5430 4444. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances; you should determine its suitability to you and consult a financial adviser and consider the relevant product disclosure statement before purchasing a financial product. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
BIG PLANS FOR BIG PINEAPPLE Plans for the redevelopment of the iconic Big Pineapple are moving forward with developers last week lodging a whole-of-site master plan with Sunshine Coast Council. The plan proposes new opportunities across the large 169-hectare site, including a water park, hotel, produce hub and brewery. Development manager Jim Costello says the plan proposes to celebrate the site’s natural assets by incorporating ecoaccommodation, including glamping and eco-villas, along with camping facilities and an RV park. “These proposals were strongly supported during our consultation,’’ he says. Food and agricultural production will also be a highlight via a proposed Agribusiness Centre and Tourism Business
Centre, within a Food and Tourism Hub – a first for the region. “By facilitating a hub dedicated to expanding the existing local agriculture and food businesses, aligned with universities and the private sector, we can showcase the region’s world-class produce to a national and international market,’’ Costello says. “Leveraging the success of entertainment events at the site, the master plan also defines a dedicated events space with capacity to cater for an expanding entertainment program.” Other tourist attractions, such as zip lines and high ropes courses are also proposed. Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford has welcomed the news and hopes the development will be well supported.
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What’s your favourite go-to meal at home? Steamed chicken momos, delicious with my dipping sauce. What’s your favourite local produce? I try to source everything locally, especially fruit, vegetables and seafood. We use Mooloolaba prawns on our menu, we have a few dishes that include them as I want to use them as much as possible. They are fresh and the best in quality. I also use the shells for my house-made seafood bisque to go with the sand crab lasagne, so we are
ROAD CLOSURES DeVene Ave: Mon 25 Sep to Fri 6 Oct Edmund St cul-de-sac: Mon 11 Sep to Fri 6 Oct Part of Ormonde Tce Part of Edmund St Burgess St will be partially closed (one way) from 7am Monday 25 Sep to 5pm Friday 6 Oct The following roads will be open to local residents with valid street access passes only from Friday 29 Sep to Monday 2 Oct: Part of Arthur St All of Orvieto Ave All of Princess Ln
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making most use of every part of the prawn. What’s the best advice you’ve been given? Don’t cook with your hand, cook with your heart. What’s the strangest meal request you’ve ever had? Tomato bruschetta, without the tomatoes. What do you enjoy most about working on the Sunshine Coast? The beautiful weather, except it gets too hot in the kitchen. What task do you love being able to hand over to your apprentice and why? Peeling
ACCESSIBLE SHUTTLE BUSES The Golden Beach & Queen Street shuttle buses are accessible services. PUBLIC TRANSPORT Additional 600 (Caloundra to Maroochydore), 602 & 603 bus services will run each night at the close of the festival. PARK AND RIDE As there is no parking at Kings Beach, free Park & Ride services are available from both the Caloundra Transit Centre (Cooma Terrace) & Queen Street (located at both Caloundra State Primary & High Schools). Shuttles leave approximately every 15 minutes. A free shuttle bus will run regularly from Golden Beach. For transport and accessibility information, check our website:
Ingredients 230g cream cheese plain 100g Zebra Crossing powdered biltong Extra powdered biltong to dust 1 onion finely chopped A handful fresh basil finely chopped 1 tbs wholegrain mustard 1 tbs Cross & Blackwell mayonnaise 80g salticracks (biscuit) crushed Method 1. Mix the cream cheese with the powdered biltong in a medium sized mixing bowl. 2. Add the onion, chopped herbs, mustard, mayo and biscuits and mix. 3. Refrigerate for at least one hour. 4. Use a teaspoon to gather and roll small balls, any size to your liking, dip them in powdered biltong and serve.
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Bella Venezia has revamped its menu under the guidance of chef Bharat Ojha. We caught up with him to find out more about the man in the kitchen.
RECIPE Cream Cheese and Biltong Truffles Consisting of rich cream cheese, powdered biltong with interesting combinations such as onion, whole grain mustard and fresh basil and savoury biscuits, this interesting recipe was provided by The Zebra Crossing.
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seafood and prawns and making pasta, because those tasks take the longest. Talk us through the process of creating a new dish. Creating a new dish is fun, but a complicated task. I start with my main produce. For example, if I want to use pork belly on the menu, then I start looking at what other components go well with it. After deciding on flavour and textures, you need to keep in mind how and where everything will be placed on the plate, because presentation is a very important aspect of cooking. As they say, you eat with your eyes before you eat with your mouth. What do you think Sunshine Coast diners are looking for? I think people here are looking for simple and healthy food with lots of local produce. Because people want to know what they are eating and where it is coming from. What would be your last meal on earth? Momos. Piece of equipment you can’t live without? Thermomix is my favourite piece of equipment. It is useful for so many tasks in the kitchen. Who is or was your inspiration? My mum is my main inspiration. But I also look up to chefs like Ferran Adria from Spain, whose belief was to stimulate the brain as well as mouth with food. Also, Virgilio Martínez Véliz from Peru, who uses natural ingredients in the best way possible.
ROCK ON AT MITCHELL CREEK
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Mitchell Creek Rock ‘n’ Blues Fest is celebrating seven years of bringing live music to the Noosa hinterland this year with more than 150 acts including blues legends, Chain and The Four Day Riders, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Festival creator Jimmy Budgen says unlike the mainstream festivals, Mitchell Creek offers intimate weekend-long shows, placing emphasis on enjoying the bands. Budgen recalls chatting with Chain lead singer, Matt Taylor, who spoke of a time when bands relied on bookers to land gigs at local venues and musicians would stroll into the booker’s office, past a young office-boy perched outside. One day, Taylor stopped and spoke to the boy and agreed to take the young man under his wing. In return, the young boy would help promote Chain. That young boy was Michael Gudinski, who went on to found Mushroom Records. “I grew up listening to those songs and the industry was so fresh back then,” Budgen mused. “The modern music industry is international right now. I love how the Aussie music industry began with Taylor and Gudinski and I want to give the same chance to our new local artists.” Mitchell Creek offers a natural amphitheatre formed by the Mary Valley. The festival site has been one million years in the making, with the two stages nestled against the mountainous backdrop and guests are encouraged to camp for no additional cost. – Alexander Habilay September 15 to 18. Tickets are available at mitchellcreekrocknbluesfest. com.au.
SWEET PICKINGS AT STRAWBFEST
Kids enjoying freshly picked strawberries Students of Chevallum State School have been busy picking bucketloads of strawberries from the Twist Brothers farm in preparation for Chevallum Strawbfest. myweeklypreview.com.au
Laura Doolan & The Dukes, Caloundra RSL, 11am Renny Field, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm The Vibe, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 4pm Steve Hargreaves, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Harii, Parklands Tavern, 5.30pm Alexis, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Jay Bishoff, Brightwater Hotel, 6.30pm Cale Fisher Duo, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Robot, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Destiny’s Plan, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Sleepmakeswaves, Solbar, 8pm Backroom Vegas, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm Rush Hour, Caloundra RSL, 9pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 The Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Heidi & Ben, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 3pm Craig Madden, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Rod Fraser (Solo), Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Soula Duo, Solbar, 6pm Perry O, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm Jason Daniels + Arrovet, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Ryan Giles Duo, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Dave and Caroline, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Doc Span & Piano Wizard Andrew Farrell, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7.30pm Pierce Brothers, Solbar, 8pm Reuben Stone + Asha Jefferies, Solbar, 8pm Whiskey Highway, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm Triple J’s, Caloundra RSL, 9pm
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Perry O, Caloundra RSL, 11am Andrea Kirwin, Maroochy Surf Club, 6pm Rachel & Paul Terry, Caloundra RSL, 6.30pm The berries are transformed into jam, syrup, salad, kebabs, sundaes, milkshakes, pavlovas and even strawberry daiquiris. This year’s festivalgoers can also expect to be treated to a wide variety of music including popular reggae/hip hop band The Lyrical and Rhythm Culture with a Ricoh Australia Fireworks Finale at 9pm. With fantastic rides, traditional and novelty stalls and a sideshow alley for the kids, Strawbfest 2017 promises a multicultural world of food and more festival fun than ever before. Chevallum State School, September 8 from 5pm until late.
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SMART STYLING The Block’s Darren Palmer’s advice to families wanting to create a beautiful home? Make it functional. WORDS: Candice Holznagel.
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ou could be forgiven for assuming Darren Palmer’s Bondi home must look like it came straight from the pages of a glossy magazine. Sure, the space is styled with a sense of sophistication, he is after all one of Australia’s most celebrated interior designers. Yet, Palmer is somewhat of a realist. After all, it’s difficult to escape reality when you share the space with an eight-yearold son, a husband and four dogs. “My home is like everyone else’s that doesn’t live in a photoshoot or gallery 24/7,’’ he tells My Weekly Preview. “It’s homely, comfortable and not fussy. “It’s a house for kids and pets and life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am constantly thinking about what to do to update my house as I always live in pre-renovated houses, the fixer uppers, and then usually renovate and sell them when they’re all shiny and new. “This house though might break that trend. I love it, it has a lot of potential and will take a bit of time and patience to improve, most likely happening in stages as life permits.” So, does The Block judge have any tips for amateur stylists who hope to balance home design and organisation with young ones? “No, I think anyone who is spending time with their children and making good memories and providing for them is doing plenty,’’ he says. “The perfect house is a photoshoot or an illusion so the best thing you can do is let go of the idea of perfection when it comes to a family home and just focus on what the family needs from the home to live a happy
and healthy life within it. “There will be plenty of time to have a perfect house when your kids leave home so for now, save your energy for good memories and make your house fit your needs through considering storage, materials used that you can easily clean, wash or replace and adding amenity to make the house as useable as possible for every member of the household, including pets.” From humble roots as a graphic designer, Palmer’s road to success has been more hard work than one paved with glamour. “It was always there ticking away inside of me,’’ he says of his passion for interior design. “I wanted to build houses but ended up doing graphic design and advertising for a few years until I realised I had taken a side step off my path. At 27 I did my first apartment, my own renovation, and had it published in Belle. “I worked with an amazing mentor, I built a body of work, I competed on a show by The Block’s executive producers called HomeMADE in 2009. “I’ve been able to parlay one opportunity into the next and it hasn’t ever been easy, it’s taken a huge amount of work and dedication, but it’s extremely rewarding.” Today he has a reputation as a fair judge on The Block, which is currently attracting around one million viewers each episode. He is also an ambassador for the GSK Hay Fever Help education campaign and has recently launched a range of homewares exclusive to Myer: “This is a major event in my career as it’s a brand I developed. I have loved working on each piece and I’m currently curating the next season.”
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MY BEDLINEN: It’s a new addition from my collection at Myer and it’s the most beautifully crafted and high quality Belgian Flax linen that is heaven to sleep in. I love the colours, I love the texture and I love the luxury feeling it creates. I LOVE MY FRIDGE: I just got a new LG Signature fridge and it’s amazing. I’m actually redesigning my whole kitchen to suit the fridge. ART: I love art, all of it in general, and we have some lovely pieces that we’ve curated
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pring is here and it has made conditions perfect for gardening. With warm days and cool nights, it is hard to find a better time to get out in the garden. We are all however, ready for well-needed rain, and it is important to prepare your garden for the season to come. If your garden is starting to struggle from the lack of water there are a few things you can do to;
“More than anything, spring brings lots of new plant varieties and the start of new season lines. It begins a whole new planting for veggie gardens…” WATER DEEPLY, WATER WELL – Make sure you use your water wisely – ensure that water is penetrating deep into the ground, and not just the surface. An established garden generally needs a good water twice a week to sustain most plants. If you plant new plants, make sure to water these extra
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SPORTY SPICE It’s red, it’s shiny, and it’s really fast. But the new Infiniti Q60 is far from flawless, writes Peter Atkinson, AAP.
hey say good things come to those who wait. And here’s your proof. The new Infiniti Q60 Red Sport. A car that Infiniti – and I suspect many people who have an interest in the Japanese luxury brand – have been waiting for. Truth is, Infiniti’s very emergence in the Australian market has been a lengthy waiting game in itself. When the marque launched Down Under five years ago, they did so with a reasonably impressive selection of models, from
sharp-looking SUVs to luxury sports coupes. But the problem was that most of these models were part-way through their model life – and had been on sale in other markets for at least a couple of years. That situation is slowly beginning to change. The Q60 will take on the likes of BMW’s 4 Series, Audi’s A5 and Benz’s C-Class coupe, and Lexus’ RC in a bid to entice cashed-up empty-nesters. It’s a niche offering, no doubt, but it adds a sexy-looking halo to the improving Infiniti fleet. Unless you’re a real boy racer – and I
suspect most typical Q60 buyers are not – much of the twin-turbo V6’s performance will go untapped for the better part. The turbo four still gets the Q60 up and rolling more than respectably, will keep accelerating all the way through the mid-range where it has decent shove for overtaking, and is acceptably quiet and reasonably frugal. So what’s not to like? Well, the big letdown was with the steering. For a biggish, sturdily built machine it’s surprisingly nervous on the road, particularly at low speed. Steering is vague and not particularly well weighted and requires frequent inputs from the driver. That skittishness seems to resolve itself somewhat at highway speeds, where it is more well-grounded and a smooth and serene cruiser. The jittery steering is also slightly less noticeable when the Sport or Sport Plus modes are engaged – but the Infiniti still falls noticeably short of best-in-class in this department, particularly when compared to Euro rivals and even its Lexus counterparts from Japan. It’s fair to assume that most Infiniti buyers in general are in the more mature category, so this might not necessarily be a deal-breaker. But it’s a substantial flaw in an otherwise very impressive machine. The Q60 certainly delivers on premium comfort and style, and its levels of standard
specification are high. Finishes, too, are very pleasing. Practicality-wise, it’s pretty decent for a car with two doors and such a low profile. The boot is wide and deep enough to swallow up a set of golf clubs without any compromise – possibly two if you’re a careful packer – or a couple of decent suitcases if you’re heading off for the weekend. But in terms of a complete driving experience? Well, we might need to wait for the next model.
INFINITI Q60S RED SPORT HOW BIG? It’s fundamentally a mid-sized two-door, four-seater – although for most owners the rear seats will be an occasional, rather than regular feature. For two adults plus a couple of smaller kids, it’s quite generous. HOW FAST? Seriously quick if you opt for the more expensive twin-turbo V6 model. It will reach the speed limit in under five seconds which is comparable to German rivals costing tens of thousands more. HOW THIRSTY? This is where the smaller, four-cylinder option might be more attractive. Still, given its performance potential, the Red Sport still delivers a reasonable 8.9L/100km thirst. HOW MUCH? The more docile, four-cylinder Q60 GT starts from T62,900 ($69,935 drive away) – while the full-fat Red Sport will set you back $97,235 on the road.
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BLI BLI PROMOTION
INTERSTATE BUYERS FOLLOW LOCALS TO BLI BLI
li Bli’s Parklakes 2 residential community is now down to less than 20 blocks of available land following strong enquiry and sales to local buyers as well as those from interstate. Parklakes 2 director Robert Flipp said the 440-lot development had sold around 18 home sites per month since it launched in mid 2015. “It’s hard to believe the project is about to come to an end but it has vindicated our decision to create a high-quality masterplanned community which appeals to a broad section of the market. “We currently have land starting from $315,000 for a 600m2 lot and there are also a number of turn key house and land packages which start from $491,457 for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home,” Flipp says. Sydney-based Leuan Williams and his wife Magdalena have recently purchased a block at Parklakes 2, where they are currently building their dream home on a spacious 1,050m2 lot. “We are expecting our first child soon and we were keen to get out of the Sydney rat
Sydney, so it’s the best thing we can do for our family’s future,” he says. Sally and Rob Slater have also moved into their new GJ Gardner home at Parklakes 2 after relocating from Ballarat in country Victoria. “Parklakes 2 has such a great countrylike atmosphere, we are coming off 20 acres but we were really pleased to buy a 869m2 lot to build our home and still have plenty of room for our dogs and cats and store our caravan. “Rob can go bike riding in the estate’s nearby forest or kayak in the river and the Maroochy River golf course is just a few minutes drive away. We can also walk to the nearby park and we can’t wait to meet our local neighbours at The Local cafe,” Sally says. race and have a spacious home with some land for the child to enjoy. Parklakes 2 ticked a lot of boxes for us, as the lots were large and flat, it’s a premium estate and we love the fact that we have access to walking trails, a one-hectare park and a cafe along with a P-12 school that will open in January 2019.
“We also love the fact that it is so close to local shops, great beaches and the airport, as I will still need to travel back to Sydney for work purposes. We are building through Stroud Homes and the house and land price is very reasonable, there’s no way you could afford anything like this in
The final stages of Parklakes 2 are now selling, with an average lot size of 720m2 and great views of Mt Coolum, the lakes and park. Less than 20 lots remain, visit the team today at 2 Agnes Place or call 5448 6442 or visit parklakes2.com.au.
new grass cricket wicket at Bli Bli State School, kindly donated by the developers of Parklakes 2, has now been completed and is ready for the forthcoming cricket season. Bli Bli Community Association President and Maroochydore Cricket Club junior co-ordinator, Chris Baker, says the completion of the cricket pitch was the result of a collaboration between the Bli Bli Community Association, Bli Bli School, Parklakes 2 and the Maroochydore Cricket Club. “For a long time, the school’s pitch has been unsatisfactory, it was 30 years old and not suitable or safe to use as the surface was uneven and the area around the pitch needed to be re-grassed. “The aim of developing a new wicket was to enable students the opportunity to play on the wicket while at school and also form teams to train after school and play for a club on the weekends while using this pitch. “All four partners have committed to the project to ensure the school finally has a high quality cricket pitch which can be used to foster the game in the local community. “It is certainly the newest cricket pitch on the Sunshine Coast,” he says. Nic Roberts, Queensland Cricket’s Market Development Officer Sunshine Coast, says he
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Chris Baker, Pat Sowersby, Nathan Squassoni Front: Jossie Law, Cooper Vanderbyl, Shasta Wulf
was delighted to see the installation of the new cricket pitch at Bli Bli School. “The Sunshine Coast is home to many wonderful cricketers in the local competition, as well as those who have gone onto higher honours like Peta Rogerson, Ashley Noffke and emerging all-rounder James Bazely. “I have no doubt that this new pitch will encourage a whole new generation of boys and girls to take up the sport, as they will have easy access to it during the day and on weekends. I also congratulate the local community groups for coming together to complete this project, together they have created possibly the best cricket pitch and setting on the Sunshine Coast and a great asset for Bli Bli, which will remain for many years,” he says.
RUN OR WALK FOR A CAUSE
unshine Coast residents are encouraged to come out and run or walk around the picturesque Parklakes 2 residential community on Sunday September 24 in order to raise funds for the anti-domestic violence cause White Ribbon. Organised by the Bli Bli Neighbourhood Watch Association, the inaugural event is expected to attract people of all ages and abilities, who will embark on a leisurely four-kilometre walk or run and then enjoy a market-style atmosphere in the Parklakes 2, one-hectare park, which will include food vans, stalls, live music and children’s activities, as well as great food and coffee from the estate’s own cafe, The Local. Organiser and president of the Bli Bli Neighbourhood Watch, Edith Blanck, says there has been an overwhelming response from locals wanting to either walk or run
and support the White Ribbon foundation. “We’ve had a number of residents within Bli Bli, as well as those people who live at Parklakes 1 and 2 and both the local Halcyon Retirement Villages, who are keen to participate. It’s a really active and engaged community and we’re thrilled that they want to support such an important cause.” “We’ve also worked hard to create a carnival-like atmosphere when the participants conclude, so they can relax and enjoy their Sunday while also supporting local community groups,” Blanck says. The fun run will be professionally managed by Jason Crowther from Atlas Multi Sports, who are responsible for some of the region’s largest sporting events.
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BLI BLI PROMOTION
LAUNCH PARTY FOR BLI BLI VILLAGE TOWN CENTRE CONSTRUCTION PHASE AUGUST 30, BLI BLI CASTLE
Up to 100 locals gathered to see a scale model of the new $30-million Bli Bli Village Town Centre unveiled. Mix FM’s Todd and Sami joined the party with a live radio broadcast to celebrate this important milestone for White’s IGA Group.
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The Bli Bli Village Town Centre will also include a local tavern, which will be operated by local publicans Scott and Kelly Armstrong, and will include a licensed restaurant, gaming room and drive-through bottle shop. Luke Mackenzie, Gary Waterson
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MEET YOU AT THE LOCAL: BLI BLI’S NEWEST CAFE
brand-new licensed tapas bar and cafe located on a one-hecatare central park overlooking stunning lakes within the popular Parklakes 2 residential community at Bli Bli is set to open in late September. Owners Barry and Helen Newman previously operated the highly successful Dukes Deli in Sunshine Beach for six years and have now taken the opportunity to set up their own tapas bar and cafe, The Local Bli Bli, within the Parklakes 2 masterplanned community. “We are really excited with the opportunity to create a brand new tapas bar and cafe from scratch,” Helen says. “The Local will be a place where residents along with their family and friends, can catch up over great fresh food and enjoy a drink from our wide range of beverages while watching children play in the park or enjoying the water views. “The Local is our opportunity to share our love of great food and service with the people of Bli Bli. “We’ve got some amazing plans in place, including live music on Friday and Saturday nights as well as Sunday afternoons. “There will also be a monthly visit from a myweeklypreview.com.au
“We’ve got some amazing plans in place, including live music, movies, theme nights and spit roast once a month…”
barber for the local lads as well as movies, theme nights and spit roast once a month. All food will be prepared fresh on-site and where possible, sourced locally in order to take advantage of the region’s outstanding produce,” Helen says. Barry says they’re looking forward to meeting the locals at Parklakes 2 and he’s confident The Local would become a place that locals would call their own. “Bli Bli has experienced significant growth over the past few years and what they
have created at Parklakes 2 is just fantastic. There’s lots of families already living at Parklakes and the Halcyon Over 50s resort is a short walk away, so we’re looking forward to welcoming all the residents and their friends along with the broader Bli Bli community which includes the local school, soccer club and other groups,” Barry says. The Local is fully licensed and will be open seven days a week from 7am until late, with dine in and takeaway meals available.
Barry & Helen Newman
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Set among idyllic natural surrounds, open living spaces enhance the refreshing sea breeze & natural light. Lush timber floors flow throughout the upper level & open onto the private North facing deck. Gourmet kitchen with stone benches, Omega appliances. Master bedroom, study nook, open plan living, dining & kitchen occupy the upper level. Two generous sized bedrooms, large storage area & main bathroom and courtyard occupy the lower level. Air conditioned, ceiling fans, outdoor shower, water tank, pet friendly complex with B/C approval.
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MARCOOLA Unit 8 Sand Dunes, 130 Mudjimba Esplanade FEEL THE SAND BETWEEN YOUR TOES Perfectly positioned designer beach house set amongst lush tropical gardens overlooking peaceful beachfront reserve. Polished timber flooring & spacious granite kitchen with double bi-fold doors opening to private courtyard. Enjoy sunsets on rooftop terrace with built in BBQ and spa. The Beach House design offers an abundance of space over 3 levels with reverse cycle air con, remote control double garage with internal access, & a stylish, modern furniture package. This is an unrivalled beachfront option for size and value and must be sold.
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CALLING ALL GOLF FRONTAGE BUYERS Golf course frontage with potential to improve! Spacious townhouse with exclusive courtyard, overlooking 17th green. Open plan kitchen, dining & lounge flowing out to courtyard with direct golf course access. Master with en-suite, 2 further bedrooms upstairs all include built in robes. Upper-level deck captures cool breezes & open natural surrounds. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, DLUG in pet friendly complex. Resort pool, spa & BBQ area. Low Body Corp fees. Fresh paint, new ceiling fans, carpets, dishwasher, cooktop & rangehood.
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53 Mannikin Road, TANAWHA
5 Bed | 3 Bath | 3 Car
Number 53 Mannikin Road is a stunningly beautiful acreage estate on a sprawling 4,003sqm of manicured
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private gardens. Showcasing luxury and elegance in design and construction, no expense has been spared
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in creating this impressive residence. Generously proportioned the sundrenched single level home offers the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living comparable to any six-star resort.
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6D/135 Parkyn Parade, MOOLOOLABA 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car
2/5A Sorensen Avenue, BUDERIM 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car
• Situated in Newport Mooloolaba Apartments offering ultimate beachfront living
• Appointed to the highest standard with quality ﬁnishes throughout
• Sun soaked balconies with expansive ocean, wharf and marina views
• Gourmet kitchen with stone bench tops, gas cooktop and Smeg appliances
• Sleek upgraded kitchen with stone bench tops and quality appliances
• Spacious open plan air-conditioned living spilling out to a covered alfresco
• Spacious open plan airconditioned interiors perfect for relaxed coastal living
• Luxurious air-conditioned master suite with walk in robe and chic ensuite
• Master suite with ensuite and balcony offering glorious marina and river views
• Generous sized bedrooms with built-ins and an additional separate study nook
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BUILDING APPROVALS CONTINUE TO RISE ON THE COAST There’s an optimistic mood in the Coast’s property and construction industry, pointing to greater stability in our local economy. were 32 per cent higher compared to the building approvals issued in the previous year. “Game-changing projects such as the new Maroochydore CBD, Caloundra South (Aura), Palmview (Harmony), the opening of the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital and the expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport have been setting the scene for increased building approvals,” he says. “These projects attract a range of investments, providing greater stability for our local economy and assisting to smooth out the traditional boom bust cycle. “The majority of the $1.72-billion in building approvals continued to be of a residential nature, however last financial year there was increased growth in the proportion of multiple dwelling units with a total of $341 million approved, an increase of 68 per cent from 2015/16. “The majority of these approvals
have been recorded within the enterprise corridor between Caloundra and Maroochydore.” Jamieson says there has also been an increase in the value of building approvals relating to uses such as offices, shops and restaurants, with companies such as Youi committing to a new global headquarters on the Coast. Master Builders regional manager Will Wilson says the report indicates the economic and building industry outlook for the Coast is very stable. “The report shows us that business confidence in the building and construction industry consistently remained at a high level during the 2016/17 financial year,” Wilson says. “The building industry recognises the Sunshine Coast Council’s continued efforts to provide the right conditions for developments to prosper in the right locations.”
“Master Builders regional manager Will Wilson says the report indicates the economic and building industry outlook for the Coast is very stable”
unshine Coast building approvals are at their highest level in eight years, with the Sunshine Coast Council issuing $1.72-billion in approvals for the 2016/17 financial year. The council’s Development Indicators Financial Year Highlights Report, which
presents a selection of statistics on development activity throughout the past 12 months, show building approvals in excess of $1 billion for three consecutive years. Mayor Mark Jamieson says the building approvals issued in the last financial year
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WEST WOOMBYE 115 OLD PALMWOODS RD
LIFESTYLE PROPERTY WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO WOOMBYE • Total renovation open plan living, great style & decor. • Kitchen offers loads of cupboard space, walk in pantry, Caesar stone benchtops, electric oven with gas hotplates • Master bed with ensuite, all bedrooms have built in robes • Huge 3432 m2 block – plenty of room for children, veggies, chooks, pool or extra parking. • Large shed plus high roofed carport for caravan, camper or boat storage
Price: High $600,000’s Inspect: Saturday 1 – 1.40pm Contact: Virginia Brown 0400 763 837 www.riddellrealestate.com.au Property ID: 525212
COES CREEK: 13 NALIN LANE: “TRANQUIL BUSH VIEWS” Character Home, Huge entertaining area,views, a quiet location, 3brms, 2bath, high ceilings, modern kitchen.
WOOMBYE: 19A ANNE STREET: “NEAT TIDY BRICK HOME .. WALK TO WOOMBYE” Situated at end of cul de sac, one block from Town Centre. 2brm home + 1bath + 1car, stylish modern kitchen.
WEST WOOMBYE: 115 OLD PALMWOODS RD: “LIFESTYLE PROPERTY” 3432m2 block with 5brm home, 2bath + 4car – Tastefully renovated. Open plan living, large u/cover deck with acreage views.
WOOMBYE: 12 SWEET WATER STREET New Spacious, Quiet Cul de Sac Position, Spacious family home, 4brms, 2bath, 2car, large patio, views, sought after Woombye position.
WOOMBYE: 21 BUNYA PINE PLACE: “100% STYLISH REFURB” 4bed, 2bath, 2 car, new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring. Excellent mountain range views, Large deck and downstairs. Provides excellent work from home options!
WOOMBYE: 196 BLACKALL RANGE RD Magnificent, private ½ acre – huge 304sqm 4 bed home, 3 bay shed, level and easy care.
OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 Mid-High $300,000’s OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 $399,000 OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 High $600,00s
THINKING OF SELLING? Call today for a FREE appraisal on your home – 5441 3366 Free Marketing ~ Conditions Apply
OPEN SAT. 12-12.40 $559,000 OPEN SAT. 12-12.40 $545,000 OPEN SAT. 1-1.40 $ Value Buy
Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 | Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 | John Pyne 0418 710 209 | Virginia Brown 0400 763 837
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GENTLEMAN’S COUNTRY RESIDENCE The Blackall Range overlooking the Sunshine Coast is where town meets country only an hour north of Brisbane. Just 25 minutes down to Mooloolaba beaches and boat harbour for seaside fun and relaxation or just pop around the corner to experience the panoramic hinterland views to the coast while enjoying a coffee and chat with friends from the Historic Pub veranda. Looking for a slow paced lifestyle within easy driving distance down to „the Buzz‰on the Coast, Mapleton on the Blackall Range is the ideal place to call home. Of the spectacular property itself, the photography does better justice than any wordy description. There are lots of details you may also wish to know ă call now for an e brochure to the Exclusive Marketing Agents Day & Grimes (07) 5441 3366 or the Principal Ian Black on 0407 587 503.
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Also wanted - rental properties to satisfy enquiry by qualified tenants Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie Street, Nambour | Phone 5441 3366 | www.dayandgrimes.com
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AGENT PROFILE With 17 years specialising in acreage and lifestyle property, Steve Perry and his team at Remax Property Sales is coming off the hottest month in sales ever. What was your first job? Big W at Clifford Gardens in Toowoomba. What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? Sounds corny, but I love being at home in Diddillibah. Cotton Tree and Mooloolaba are also right up there. Describe your perfect day. Wake up, an early massage, Cotton Tree for a stand-up paddleboard and swim, another massage, relaxing with family and friends, and a campfire at night. What is the best holiday you’ve ever had? Coming to the Sunshine Coast when I was young and riding through the cane fields. What are you reading right now? Mainly emails (the life of a real estate agent) and Harry Potter to my daughter. How long have you worked in the real estate business and what attracted you to it in the first instance? I began in 2000, so 17 years.
What was the first property you sold? One-and-a-half acres between Nambour and Yandina. I remember the negotiating, which was all verbal back then. What was your most recent sale? 138 Gold Creek Road, North Arm. After being listed for 12 months with another agent, we sold it for the full asking price of $1,550,000. What do you love most about your job? Obviously the money is good, but helping buyers and sellers and upcoming real estate agents gives me a real buzz these days. What is the most difficult thing about your job? Dealing with unrealistic people. What’s best – auction or private treaty? I am very open-minded. We usually go with price, but every property I have auctioned has sold. How have you seen the property market change in the past 12 months? It’s exciting, lots of buyers and not many sellers. This is the best market, I love it. How do you see it changing in the next 12 months? I hope it doesn’t change too much, the only thing that will put a brake on the market is rising interest rates, in my opinion. Your tip for buyers? Have your finance approved and know what you want and act decisively when you find it. Your tip for sellers? Call me.
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NEW LISTINGS PALMWOODS 26 Cardinal Court Large Queenslander in a quiet cul-de-sac on private block. 4 bay shed with electric doors, great for trucks, caravan or bus. 5-6 Bed, 3 Bath, Pool Offers Over $800,000 Open Home:16th & 17th September 11-11.30am Craig Barnby 0427 533 731 email@example.com
PALMWOODS 50 Ratcliffes Road This designer home sits up high on top of Ratcliffes Road, with panoramic views of the hinterland and coastline. 4 Bed 2 Bath, 2 Car Offers Over $925,000 Open Home: Contact Agent
PALMWOODS 16 Dunning Street Freshly renovated home Large butler pantry, salt water pool, manicured gardens & hinterland views. 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car, Pool Offers Over $620,000 Open Home: Saturday 9th September 11.30-12pm Paul Ciseau 0411 662 738 firstname.lastname@example.org
PALMWOODS 214 Hunchy Road Hidden gem on private rural block with hinterland views. 3 Bed, 1 Bath, 6 Car Offers Over $690,000 Open Home: Saturday 9th September 10-10.30am
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MORE LIKE A PENTHOUSE THAN A HOUSE – THIS IS ‘PERFECTION’ 29 Bowerbird Place, Mons One of the most unassuming homes from the street, yet how that changes when you enter. This really is a one-of-a-kind and so very special in every sense of the word, hence why I call it “PERFECTION”. The planning, attention to detail and meticulous thought and execution throughout is exemplary. Stunning high-end ﬁxtures and ﬁrst-class quality rivalling some of the world’s best hotels is on offer here. It’s more like a 6 star PENTHOUSE than a house, with total seclusion, privacy and very little maintenance required (no mowing), I have to admit that in all my years of selling real estate and writing text and stories about how good some properties are, I’ve struggled to do this one justice. You will truly only appreciate in person and I will guarantee you will not be disappointed. Head to the video link, or better yet, pick up the phone and call Craig now to arrange your own private viewing.
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View the property video online bit.ly/29bowerbird Price: Contact Agent Inspect: Saturday 9th September 1-1.45pm By Prior Registration Craig Porter 0411 554 880
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AUCTION STUNNING SECLUSION IN YOUR OWN RAINFOREST SANCTUARY 22 Paluma Terrace, Buderim This stunning contemporary family/executive residence boasts a commanding and elevated position at the end of a quiet and safe cul-de-sac. Located in the heart of Buderim’s Rainforest Sanctuary estate, all within minutes of Buderim’s main village the home boasts numerous living zones with high ceilings and a very versatile ﬂoorplan including a second wing that can be closed off and utilised. An extremely stylish yet practical home that will be your pleasure to live in. Call us now to arrange your viewing.
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Auction: Saturday 23rd September 10.30am Inspect: Saturday 9th September 11-11.45am Wednesday 13th September 4-4:30pm Craig Porter 0411 554 880 Anne Wallace 0418 769 466
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AUCTION THE BEST VIEWS ON THE SUNSHINE COAST FROM THIS ICONIC BUDDINA COMPLEX 21/3 Paciﬁc Boulevard, Buddina Be prepared to be captivated by the mesmerising panoramic views of Mooloolaba, Glasshouse Mountains, Mount Coolum and beyond. This remarkable abode in the iconic “Cartwright” building will leave you breathless. Rarely are properties in this tightly held precinct offered to the market, presenting a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure your very own piece of paradise on the coast. A must to inspect, call Karen or Ingrid today.
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Spectacular panoramic views Tightly held complex Blue chip address Spacious open plan living Large kitchen with views Secure parking and storage Pool and barbecue facilities
Auction: Saturday September 16th 3pm Inspect: Saturday 9th September 3.15-4pm Wednesday 13th September 5-5.45pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388
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RIVERFRONT SANCTUARY – MAGNIFICENT MINYAMA 96 Mooloolah Drive, Minyama Enjoy the peace and tranquility of what waterfront living has to offer in this magniﬁcent Minyama residence. This lovely riverfront abode offering unsurpassed panoramic views is not to be missed. With breathtaking broad river views toward Mooloolaba and beyond, this executive residence is without a doubt in the most elite position on the market today. Be quick to capitalise on this riverfront masterpiece with maximum potential - call Karen or Loren today!
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Price: Contact Agents Inspect: Saturday 9th September 11.15-11.45am Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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38 Naroon Crescent, Wurtulla This unique family abode nestled within its own tropical oasis offers endless possibilities. Rarely do opportunities for dual living or a home based business present themselves to the market. This immaculate home with an open plan design, soaring ceilings and an abundance of space ticks all the boxes. Secure this fabulous piece of paradise in the highly sought after suburb of Wurtulla. Call Karen today!
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Price: Contact Agent Inspect: Saturday 9th September 11.30-12pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526
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10 Madagascar Court, Kawana Island The Owners are relocating and have provided strict instructions - SELL IT NOW! This beautifully appointed residence has been designed to incorporate luxury living with a relaxed coastal lifestyle. Perfectly positioned on the prestigious Kawana Island, this lovely abode located close to award winning restaurants, cycle/walking paths & parks is a must to inspect. Priced to sell, this one won’t last long!
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Price: Offers Over $795,000 Inspect: Saturday 9th September 12.15-12.45pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526
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87/7 Grand Parade, Kawana Island 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 Karen or Ingrid to arrange your inspection today.
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Price: Offers Above $550,000 Inspect: Saturday 9th September 2-2.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388
LARGE FAMILY HOME OR DUAL LIVING IN BUDERIM 27 Mons School Road, Buderim
This unique residence is essentially two separate 3 bedroom homes in one, providing a high performance investment or shared home opportunity. Generous balconies capture stunning hinterland views. Large block with plenty of space for a pool.
Price: Offers in the $700,000’s Inspect: Saturday 9th September 12-12.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388
DESIGNER DUAL LIVING IN MUDJIMBA
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This stunning designer home just minutes from Mudjimba beach embraces sustainable building principles. Two homes in one with huge income earning potential. Furniture package included! Call Ingrid to inspect today.
Auction: Saturday 30th September 1pm Inspect: Saturday 9th September 10.45-11.30am Thursday 14th September 4-4.30pm Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388
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18 CHARDONNAY COURT, BUDERIM
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$700,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car
1/8 MARINA WALK, ALEXANDRA
8 DUBOIS CLOSE, BUDERIM
$770,000 / 5 bed, 4 bath, 3 car
124 MOOLOOLAH DRIVE, MINYAMA
Passed in at $1.4 million / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
Century 21, Grant Smith
Auction on site Saturday, September 9 @ 10.30am
McGrath Mooloolaba 5450 8000,
McGrath Mooloolaba 5450 8000
4 FOSSILWOOD COURT, BUDERIM
Damien Michael 0413 024 124
Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147
$930,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
Chris Pace 0417 196 600
McGrath Mooloolaba, Chris Pace & Damien Michael
Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days:
Damien Michael 0413 024 124
Century 21, Grant Smith
11 TOMMY’S COURT, BUDERIM
15 COONOOWRIN CRESCENT,
11/133 KING STREET, BUDERIM
Passed in 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car
$380,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car
McGrath Mooloolaba 5450 8000
Belle Property Buderim, Ian Withers
Auction on site Sunday, September 10 @ 12pm
Simon Thomas 0418 223 160
Harcourts Buderim 54452777
Kylie Bond 0427 626 359
$1,100,000 / 6 bed, 3 bath, 2 car
Kyle Adams 0458 040 209 Michael Chapman 0422 010 000 27 AGINCOURT STREET, PELICAN WATERS Auction on site Sunday, September 10 @ 10am Harcourts Caloundra 5438 1177 Dean Logsdale 0400 711 017
A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast:
McGrath Buderim, Stuart Thomas 66/11 TORAL DRIVE, BUDERIM $420,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
17 PANGALI CIRCUIT, BIRTINYA $641,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Century 21, Russell Dell
11 BEETHOVEN CIRCUIT, SIPPY DOWNS Auction on site Saturday, September 9 @ 2pm
6 ONKARA STREET, BUDERIM
38 REFLECTION CRESCENT, BIRTINYA
Century 21, Russell Dell 5 EUMERALLA CRESCENT, LANDSBOROUGH $261,000 / vacant land Next Property Group, John Skerlak
First National Lifestyle Sippy Downs 5450 1515
$1,085,000 / 4 bed, 4 bath, 2 car
Gavin Flaton 0414 826 687
McGrath Mooloolaba, Damien Michael
$860,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
53 MANNIKIN ROAD, TANAWHA
3 KOOKABURRA CRESCENT, BOKARINA
Next Property Group, Alan Riley
Auction on site Saturday September 9 @ 3pm
$750,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
5/31 BUDERIM AVENUE, MOOLOOLABA
TM Estate Agents 5373 5077
McGrath Mooloolaba, Glennis Schindler &
$1,700,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 5 car
Tanya Montgomery 0414 260 711
Next Property Group, Karen Jones
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10 ASPLAND STREET, NAMBOUR $340,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Vanessa Brunton 4/5 VERNON STREET, NAMBOUR $190,000 / 1 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Kathy Mulheron 29 PRIMROSE COURT, PALMWOODS $410,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Elders Real Estate Palmwoods, Bev McMullin & Jim O’Connell 4 ROBERTS STREET, PALMWOODS $445,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Elders Real Estate Palmwoods, Mike Burns, Meng Meng & Jim O’Connell 19 CUBA COURT, PARREARRA $1,475,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Karen Jones 3/51 GRAND PARADE, PARREARRA $427,500 / 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Ingrid Ludbrook 2 AMITY COURT, PELICAN WATERS $620,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Carmel La Maccia 15 LINACRE STREET, SIPPY DOWNS $480,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Century 21, Debbie Williams *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies
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A Showcase Of Style & Excellence In Rainforest Sanctuary BUDERIM 49 Tribulation Circuit Defining style this stunning home is the epitome of casual executive living. From a striking street presence, clean lines and open spaces welcome you to a resort style ambience. Sprawling open space, a raised casual living area with central kitchen spill onto the outdoor terrace, all framed with louvers and timber bi-fold doors leading to the in-ground pool. Rainforest Sanctuary is well established as the premier family focused residential neighbourhood within the education precinct. • Four Bedrooms - Master Suite With Ensuite & WIR • Large Outdoor Entertainment Terrace • Spacious Flowing Casual Living Spaces • Solar Heated In-Ground Swimming Pool • Chefs Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances • 782m2 Traditional Allotment Do not miss your opportunity to purchase this exceptional property.
VIEW Thursday 7th & 14th September 5:00 - 5:30pm AUCTION On-Site Saturday 23rd September At 11:00am
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On-Buderim, Land Bank Or Rebuild! BUDERIM 26 Wian Street • Stunning Level, Quiet Cul-de-sac Position • Single Level Updated Residence With Good Return • Potential To Renovate Or Rebuild A Dream Home • Easy Level Walk To Buderim Village • 815m² Allotment With No Easements Building & Pest Reports Available On Request!
VIEW Monday 11th September 9:00-9:30am AUCTION On-Site Saturday 23rd September At 10:00am
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PERFECT FOR THE FAMILY 31 CABLE CRESCENT, MOUNTAIN CREEK
Boasting more space than your average Brightwater property, this lowset family home presents the best of functionality and practicality. The home provides a spacious master bedroom complete with air-conditioning, walk-in robe and ensuite, as well as three other bedrooms, each with ceiling fans. This cleverly designed layout combines the best of open plan living with modern appointments in the kitchen, which overlooks the main living and dining area. This area provides a focal point for the home while transitioning seamlessly to the outdoor alfresco area. The 600m2 block provides plenty of yard space including side access.
4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
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Offers over $600,000 Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777
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Shayne Callander 0409 427 850
MONS 63 Glenmount Raod
MAROOCHYDORE 6/355 Bradman Avenue
Impressive Dual Living Residence on Private Acreage
Riverfront Renovated And Ready To Enjoy
This generously proportioned residence is privately nestled on nearly 6 acres with ocean views, just moments from Buderim. Designed as two separate wings, light and space abound in this unique home, surrounded by rolling lawns and lush natural bushland. This is your chance to experience the best of both worlds – a private acreage estate offering a truly magical lifestyle for the entire family.
If you’re ready to relax and enjoy a fully renovated riverfront apartment this is for you. Two bedrooms both with built in robes and great views as well as a private balcony off the main bedroom. The lounge, kitchen and dining area combine into one large living area opening to the generous balcony overlooking the parkland alongside Maroochy River. The kitchen has been packed with all the stylish features, stylish bench tops, stainless steel appliances and plenty of storage. The riverside lifestyle provides opportunities for ﬁshing, boating and swimming. Convenient Sunshine Plaza.
OPEN HOME: Sat 9th Sept 1.00-1.30pm VIEW AT: www.deﬁneproperty.com.au PRICE: Offers over $1.25 million AGENT: Athena Law 0408 884 104
OPEN HOME: Sat 9th Sept 11.00-11.30am VIEW AT: www.deﬁneproperty.com.au PRICE: $340,000 AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758
Get Your Property SOLD with Jordan I am a specialist when it comes to creating affordable marketing plans that attract every single buyer in the marketplace and my unmatched negotiation skills will always achieve you the best possible result. Call me now I would love to have a chat. “Jordan went above and beyond to sell my home with extra open house during the week. He always had a positive attitude telling me my buyer was still out there and he was right not only out there but he got me thirty thousand dollars more than what the other real estate had advised I would sell for. His communication was excellent as he always rang me after open homes and private inspections followed by emails. Thanks Jordan”. Alan Beckmann, 3 Chine Place, Wurtulla, Vendor. Jordan Barden 0422 990 824 jordan@deﬁneproperty.com.au myweeklypreview.com.au
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DUAL LIVING HOME HAS IT ALL
his family entertainer with picturesque outlook and exceptional self-contained apartment offers tremendous lifestyle and investment appeal. It includes multiple inside and outdoor living spaces. The wellappointed stone kitchen has a breakfast bar and pool views. The master suite and fourth bedroom share a pool view balcony. The home has open plan living and dining plus a separate sunken lounge or media room. The adjoining unit has its own entry, parking and kitchenette. Other features include the tropical pool and easy-care gardens.
Feel at home
26 MOUNTAIN CREEK ROAD, MOUNTAIN CREEK 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, September 16 @ 12pm McGrath Estate Agents 5450 8000 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147
Phone (07) 5476 3579 www.thepropertyleague.com.au
COMMITTED VENDORS WANT A CONTRACT 4 Larkin Street, MAROOCHYDORE • Owners must see a result on or before Auction, Committed Elsewhere • Beautifully renovated with nothing more to do. Feature glass and stainless steel balustrade • Ducted air-conditioning and ceiling fans, Security Screens • Large fully fenced back yard with room for a pool or large shed • Drive through access to back yard with undercover parking for boat or caravan • Kitchen features stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances • Open plan living and separate library area, plus a generous study • Owners will meet the market, this will be great value buying
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Auction: Friday 29th September att 5pm Inspect: Saturday at 12-12.45pm
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Feel at home Marg’s NEW Corner... To all my past, present and future clients, I have found a new home with The Property League and I’d love you to feel at home here too so I look forward to catching up with you all soon. From Marg.
Marg’s quote of the week
“Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all, care for people without any expectation.”
Phone (07) 5476 3579 www.thepropertyleague.com.au
Feel at home with… Marg Deighton 0411 399 514
Having lived on the Sunshine Coast for some 46 years, 25 of them in Real Estate, Margie and her husband Keith have enjoyed the lifestyle that the coast has to offer with many years cruising on their yacht “Ayla” and spending time with their 3 children at their sporting activities. Sunsets in Flaxton and walking the beaches at day creek, plus having that special coffee. With her infectious smile and caring nature, Marg feels right at ague. home with the Property League.
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ILKLEY, 205 Wilson Road
IMAGE FLAT, 42 Gaylard Road
Rustic Ranch - A Horse Lovers Retreat
Tradies and Truckies. Do you want to run your business from home?
Here you can ride your horse every day and still have time for school or work. • North Easterly aspect • Garage/Workshop with ensuite & room • Fully fenced, 2 paddocks and round yard • Spring-fed dam • Open plan living with fireplace and A/C • 3-bay carport with storeroom
Enjoy this sought-after lifestyle and views of country only 5 minutes out of Nambour. • Open plan living & dining • Study nook/office area • Air-conditioning, fans & fireplace • Covered terrace and entertaining area • Sparkling in ground pool • Large 4 bay shed, with separate access
Price: $775,000 Inspect: Saturday 11am-12pm www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 18836025 Gary Edwards 0412 829 777 RE/MAX Property Sales
Don’t settle for less than the best! Property management at its finest
Price: $669,000 Inspect: Saturday 1pm–2pm www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 18836025 Gary Edwards 0412 829 777 RE/MAX Property Sales
MAROOCHYDORE, 6/75 Sixth Avenue
Ashley and her team are dedicated to their portfolio and express exceptional communication and customer service to all clients and tenants. Ashley would love to welcome you as a new client and is available at any time should you have any questions or concerns. Whether you are simply needing advice, or a market appraisal Ashley is able to assist you.
Call Ashley on 0450 007 368 5 star reviews on Google
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Beachside Holidays In The Endless Summer Located perfectly in the beachside precinct of Maroochydore this is value for money • Just a few steps to the beach • Bowls, RSL and Surf Clubs a few minutes • Rooftop balcony with a view to the sea • Well appointed, modern and appealing • Sparkling resort pool and amenities • Excellent onsite management
Price: $275,000 Inspect: Please contact Chris Ryan www.remaxcoastandcountry.com.au ID: 18669285 Chris Ryan 0455 974 039 RE/MAX Coast and Country
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NAMBOUR, 6 Dolphin Drive
Gracious Family Home Will Delight! Expansive family living is on offer with the purchase of this gracious residence in a dress circle pocket of Nambour on an elevated block showcasing glorious easterly views over town and beyond. • Gracious family home – views, charm, size
• DLUG + carport, 816m2 block, lush gardens
• Large central kitchen, covered alfresco terrace
• Versatile floorplan, several viable options
• Private east-facing balcony off master suite
• A/C, 5kw solar, 6000l tank, security screens
• Inground saltwater pool, gazebo & shed
• Original owners of 22 years relocating
COES CREEK, 10 Kerrs Lane
Buyers Range: $530,000 - $570,000 Inspect: Saturday 10 - 10:45am
Richard Krausz 0422 997 810 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 18799805
NAMBOUR, 7/70 Netherton Street
Contemporary Warmth - Detached Granny Flat
Value & Convenience Near Hospitals
Fall in love with this gorgeous contemporary renovation & be the envy of all. • Main House, 4 beds, 1 bath • Stunning Kitchen with Butlers Pantry • Beautiful hardwood floors throughout • Detached renovated granny flat • 70m2 Mancave/workshop/rumpus • Beautiful views
Located near Selangor & Nambour Hospitals, this is perfect for investors or FHB’s. • Spacious open plan living area with A/C • Light-filled with north facing courtyard • Separate laundry & toilet downstairs • Main bedroom with BIR, A/C & balcony • Two way bathroom with separate toilet • Single lock up garage; internal access
Price: $555,000 Inspect: Saturday 2nd September 10-10.30am Joanne Everson 0406883250 For more details visit: www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 16833585 RE/MAX Property Sales
Price: $239,000 Inspect: Saturday 2nd September 11-11.45am outstandingagents.com.au ID: 18758015 Richard Krausz 0422 997 810 RE/MAX Property Sales
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LUXURY BEACHSIDE LIVING
asking in glorious warm sunshine this family home is welcoming with its impeccable presentation and stunning location. Enjoy endless summer days relishing the stylish, open plan living with an enviable north-east aspect spilling out on to an expansive covered alfresco and sparkling swimming pool. Designed with a modern beachside lifestyle in mind, this home truly has it all. From the luxurious master suite with Hollywood robe and a free standing bath looking out over its own private courtyard, to the premium stone kitchen with butler’s pantry; absolutely no detail has been overlooked. Extra high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows and large format tile floors flood the home with natural light. There is an oversize garage with an extra storage nook plus the property has ample room for the boat or caravan.
36 BOARDRIDER CRESCENT, MT COOLUM 4+ bed, 2 bath, 4 car Auction at the Ramada Marcoola, Wednesday, October 4 @ 6pm North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Jay Pashley 0407 119 355
MOOLOOLABA LIFESTYLE This tthree This hree hr ee bedroom bed edro room om unit uni nitt faces face fa cess north-east nort no rthh ea east st central with wi th ffantastic antastic canal views in n ce cent ntra r l Mooloolaba. Complete with a pool in the complex, it is located a short walk to the esplanade, restaurants, shops and Mooloolaba beach. It features a generous open plan living, dining and kitchen area with balcony overlooking the canal and pool. The master bedroom with ensuite has its own balcony. There are two additional double bedrooms, separate toilet, bathroom and laundry plus lock up garage.
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8/10 WOOMBA PLACE, MOOLOOLABA 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car $399,000 Define Property 5478 2477 Grant Whisker 0415 856 575
www.platinumproperties.com.au Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806
Beachside Lifestyle in Dicky Beach 72 Cooroora St, DICKY BEACH
This sought after location will allow you to enjoy the best of beachside living with the peace and serenity of a private bush setting. • 3 bedroom home with 1 bath and 1 car featuring timber floors • 1 bedroom apartment/granny flat with 1 bath and large bedroom • Presents very well being freshly painted internally • Fully fenced 610m2 block with potential
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Inspect Saturday 9th Sep 2-2.30pm Price $785,000 Internet ID 3222929 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369 Sean Ferguson 0487 340 853
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Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369
RARE NORTH FACING WATERFRONT 86 Sunbird Chase, PARREARRA Rarely does the opportunity arise to acquire a true northern aspect, quality waterfront home with 20 metres of canal front including a 9m pontoon and deep water ocean access allowing you to enjoy the best of Sunshine Coast living. • 4 large bedrooms plus complete separate office or 5th bedroom • Spacious internal living areas all leading onto a covered outdoor entertaining area and massive deck
• Breathtaking water views overlooking the resort style pool • 9M pontoon with roller system plus electric winch to accommodate a vessel up to 6 metres
• Air conditioned with ceiling fans throughout plus a 3kw solar system with flexibility to expand to 5kw
• Huge 800m2 fully fenced block including rendered block front fence with electric security gates
P L AT I N U M P E O P L E
Inspect Saturday 9th Sep @ 11am Price Auction on site 7 Oct @ 4pm Internet ID 3224257 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369
• Dedicated outdoor BBQ area with granite benches and covered fridge space
P L AT I N U M S E R V I C E
• 2.5 car garage with epoxy flooring plus space for another 2 cars on driveway
Sean Ferguson 0487 340 853
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BRIGHTWATER BEAUTY Centrally positioned on an elevated and mostly flat 420m2 allotment within the Sunshine Coast’s Brightwater community is this four bedroom home. It features high ceilings, LED downlights, quality carpeted bedrooms and high gloss tiles. With an open planned design perfect for a growing family, the layout of the home allows for separation of living with multiple living zones including a large lounge room, an expansive open planned living and dining area located off the kitchen and large undercover outdoor entertaining area. The bedrooms are spacious and have large built-in robes with double mirrored doors. The master suite has a walk-in and ensuite.
15 COONOOWRIN CRESCENT, MOUNTAIN CREEK 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Sunday, September 10 @ 12pm Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Kyle Adams 0458 040 209 Michael Chapman 0422 010 000
We put you first
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“The Point”: Ageless Charm on Moffat Beach Headland •Large 3 level executive residence • This stunning address has exceptional ocean views • Ideal for long beach walks or treks along the Coastal pathway • Ideal location for year-round swimming and surfing • Multiple living areas offers an ideal separation of space • Private inground swimming pool For an informative eBook sms “Mcilw” to 0428 485 767 AUCTION On Site Saturday 7th October 2017 INSPECT Saturday 1-1.30pm CALOUNDRA 5438 2166 MICHAEL KETTLE 0419 728 807 WEB www.fncaloundra.com.au
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Nambour - 5441 1344
Sippy Downs - 5450 1515
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We put you first MAROOCHYDORE 50 BUNGAMA STREET
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3 Registered Flats - Walk to Beach Located in the growth corridor in between the new Maroochydore Town Centre and Maroochydore Beach these high yielding registered flats represent a great long term investment. • Flat 1 tenanted @ $235/w • Flat 2 tenanted @ $240/w • Flat 3 vacant - With update should return $250/w There are two small garages and the main building has been reroofed, and while it isn’t the prettiest property in the street it has a great holding income while you look towards redevelopment in the future. AUCTION Saturday 16th September 11.00am INSPECT Saturday 10:30-11:00am FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL MOOLOOLABA 5444 0800 PAUL & LISA ANGELL 0438 468 378 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au
SIPPY DOWNS 11 BEETHOVEN CIRCUIT
NAMBOUR 12 ASPLAND STREET
TH AUCT IS S I AT ON UR DA
Positioned Perfectly! Presenting an opportunity to purchase this magnificently renovated 5 bedroom family home in town central Nambour. This two level home sits on a fully fenced 640m2 block and boasts 5 bedrooms - main with built-ins and air-conditioning, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen / dining / living area and ceiling fans throughout. The 5th bedroom downstairs can double up as a rumpus room, family room or is ideal for a home based business.
INSPECT Contact agent to arrange inspection FIRST NATIONAL CAROLANS NAMBOUR 5441 1344 ANDY SHARMA 0410 989 177 WEB www.carolans.net
A Cut Above The Rest
NAMBOUR OFFERS OVER $400,000 10 HUNTINGDALE DRIVE 4 2 2
PHOTOS DO NOT DO THIS PROPERTY JUSTICE - This delightful home is even better in the flesh, and much larger inside and out than you would expect! With a choice of three living spaces, plus a huge private alfresco, surrounded by established low maintenance, luscious gardens and water features. Set on a huge 621m² block of land; With 7 metres of side access there is plenty of room to store a caravan and boat. This home will leave all your family and friends green with envy!!
Real Value On Huntingdale This large family home is located in the sought after Rolling Meadows Estate, on an elevated 855m2 block with views and breezes. Featuring 4 larger than normal bedrooms with built-ins and ceiling fans, open plan living and dining area and a thoughtfully planned out kitchen with quality fixtures, fittings and plenty of cupboard space! Investor Alert: Property currently rented with long term tenants in place paying $430 per week.
Sellers instructions are clear IT MUST BE SOLD!! AUCTION On site Saturday 9 September 2.00pm INSPECT Saturday 1:30-2:00pm FIRST NATIONAL LIFESTYLE SIPPY DOWNS 5450 1515 GAVIN FLATON 0414 826 687 WEB www.fnlifestyle.com.au
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INSPECT Contact agent to arrange inspection FIRST NATIONAL CAROLANS NAMBOUR 5441 1344 ANDY SHARMA 0410 989 177 WEB www.carolans.net
Nambour - 5441 1344
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Pelican Waters, 27 Agincourt Street
Best Value Family Home in Pelican Waters We are delighted to bring this large family home to the market. This home would suit the large family with spacious living areas. Situated only a short walk to Caloundra private school and bus stops. This home really does have it all. Serious circumstances cause for an immediate result. This will be Pelican Waters best value large family home.
$670,000 • Spacious five bedroom, two bathroom home situated on a 700 m2 block • Dual driveways to provide phenomenal side access for boat or caravan • Stunning large kitchen with new stone bench tops • Covered outdoor entertaining area overlooks sparkling in-ground pool
View Saturday 9th September 11-11.30am caloundra.harcourts.com.au/QCA2529
Dean Logsdale 0400 711 017
“Michael brings a level of experience to our team which is invaluable. Having been a successful business owner himself he has an amazing understanding of the entire process. Having an agent in your corner with this level of experience affords Michael’s
advantage when it comes time to sell.”
Katherine Carter, Principal.
Caloundra West, 7 Mallee Close Nest or Invest - Awesome Location! This property would make the perfect investment or a great first home for the family. Located in the very popular Meridan Plains School catchment area. School side of Caloundra Road and immaculately presented.
Offers Over $459,000 View Saturday 9th September 10 - 10.30am caloundra.harcourts.com.au /QCA2599 Dean Logsdale 0400 711 017
Michael Berry Sales Consultant 0407 913 773 email@example.com
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Buderim, 7 Cicada Close
Grand in Scale - Rich in Quality
Offers Over $795,000
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.
• 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!
View Saturday 9th September 11-11.30am, buderim.harcourts.com.au/QB2876
Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219 Shayne Callander 0409 427 850
Buderim, 73/83 Lindsay Road
Ever Popular Village Green on Buderim
3 Bedrooms, spacious lounge and private courtyard with covered patio. Split system air conditioning and ceiling fans. Freehold Title and Low Body Corp - $1148 per annum. No rentals - owner occupiers only. Unit 67 is also available.
View Sat 9th September 11–11.45am harcourts.buderim.com.au /QB2884 Richard Meacle 0407 145 812
Mountain Creek, 15 Coonoowrin Cres Luxurious Family Home with all the Extras! Centrally positioned on an elevated and mostly flat 420m2 allotment within the Sunshine Coasts’ enviable Brightwater Estate, marvel at the beauty and detail this well-appointed family home has to offer.
Auction View Sat 9th Sept 10-10.45am, 1-1.45pm Sun 10th Sept 11.30-12.00pm harcourts.buderim.com.au /QB2888 Kyle Adams 0458 040 209 Michael Chapman 0422 010 000
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Saturday 9th September 2pm to 2:30pm
Idyllically placed amongst the trees, and just moments from the glittering waters of Shelly Beach, words simply cannot describe how truly breathtaking this place is. This magnificent home is on an exceedingly private 976m2 allotment with plenty of space for your boat and car collection. This home was built in the 1940’s, handcrafted from solid concrete and beautiful hardwood timbers. It is lovely and cool in summer and warm in winter, but it you’re feeling a little chilly, it has a charming working fireplace. No matter which way you look, there is always beachfront abound. Take your pick from the family friendly Kings Beach or Shelly beach, go for a surf or perhaps enjoy a spot of fishing. There’s no wonder as to why it’s such a tightly held pocket.
Sunday 17 September at 2pm, On-site
4 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR
KINGS BEACH 11 Ernest Street
Judy Newlands 0414 472 707
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6.30pm News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Kittens Makes You Laugh Out Loud. (PG) 8.30 World’s Deadliest Weather: Caught On Camera. (PG) Stories of people caught in bad weather. 9.30 Ramsay’s Costa Del Nightmares. (M)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 RBT. (PG) Follows the activities of police units. 8.30 The NRL Footy Show. (M) A look at the latest NRL news. 10.30 World’s Funniest Videos Top 10 Countdown. (PG) 11.30 The AFL Footy Show. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Bachelor Australia. Hosted by Osher Günsberg. 9.00 The Wrong Girl. A clip of Eric is leaked online. 10.00 Blue Bloods. (M) A reporter is targeted by a shooter.
6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. (PG) 8.05 Gourmet Farmer. (PG) 8.35 Secrets Of The Kitchen. (PG) Part 2 of 3. 9.40 Versailles. (MA15+)
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7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Catﬁsh: The TV Show. 9.00 Male Hookers Uncovered. 9.50 You Can’t Ask That. 10.20 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 11.05 The Lie Detective.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Cities Of The Underworld. (PG) 8.30 Selling Houses Aust. 10.30 The House That £100K Built: Tricks Of The Trade. 11.30 Bargain Hunt.
6pm World’s Craziest Fools. 6.30 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Football. EJ Whitten Legends Game. Victoria v All Stars. 10.15 The Front Bar. (M) 11.00 Outback Truckers. 12am Outback Hunters.
6pm MOVIE Valiant. (2005) (G) 7.30 MOVIE The Mask. (1994) (PG) Jim Carrey. 9.30 MOVIE Dumb & Dumber. (1994) (PG) Jim Carrey. 11.55 WWE Smackdown. (MA15+)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Monarch Of The Glen. (PG) 8.40 The Secret Life Of The Zoo. (PG) 9.40 MOVIE Safe Haven. (2013) (M) Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, David Lyons.
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. 9.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 10.30 MOVIE Tokarev. (2014) (M) Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols.
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm. 7.30 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 8.00 New Girl. (PGC) 8.30 MOVIE America’s Sweethearts. (2001) (M) 10.35 To Be Advised.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 8.10 Would I Lie To You? 8.40 Live At The Apollo. 9.30 The IT Crowd. 9.55 Broad City. 10.20 Sexy Beasts.
7.30pm Carole King: Natural Woman. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 10.30 Escape To The Continent. 11.45 Mighty Ships. (PG)
6pm Cajun Pawn Stars. 7.00 AFL Women’s Pre-Game Show. 7.30 Football. AFL Women’s. State Of Origin. Victoria v Allies. 10.00 MOVIE Ted. (2012) (MA15+)
6pm MOVIE Kung Fu Panda 2. (2011) (PG) Jack Black. 7.45 MOVIE Hook. (1991) (PG) Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman. 10.45 MOVIE Machete. (2010) (MA15+) Danny Trejo.
7pm MOVIE Monster-In-Law. (2005) (PG) Jennifer Lopez. 9.00 MOVIE The Break-Up. (2006) (M) Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Joey Lauren Adams. 11.15 Murder In The First. (M)
6pm Undercover Boss. (PG) 7.00 David Attenborough’s Planet Earth. (PG) 8.00 48 Hours. (M) 10.00 Forensics. (M) 11.00 48 Hours. (M)
6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Ice Age: Continental Drift. (2012) (PG) 8.15 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 9.15 MOVIE Kingpin. (1996) (M) Woody Harrelson. 11.40 The Loop.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.30 Facing Ali. (M) 10.05 Male Hookers Uncovered. (M) 10.55 Louis Theroux: African Hunting Holiday. (M) 11.55 That ’70s Show.
6.15pm One Foot In The Grave. 7.00 Border Security: Int. 8.00 Border Security. (PG) 8.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 10.30 Border Security: Int. 11.30 Escape To The Country.
6pm Seinfeld. (PG) 7.00 MOVIE Men In Black 3. (2012) (PG) 9.10 MOVIE The Bourne Identity. (2002) (M) Matt Damon. 11.35 Hardcore Pawn. 12.05am Cajun Pawn Stars.
7pm MOVIE Alvin And The Chipmunks. (2007) (G) Jason Lee, David Cross. 9.00 MOVIE Get Him To The Greek. (2010) (MA15+) Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss. 11.10 Ghost Town Gold. (PG)
6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 The Good Life. 7.40 New Tricks. (M) 8.50 MOVIE The Spy Who Loved Me. (1977) (M) Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curt Jurgens. 11.20 The Closer. (M)
6pm Cheers. (PG) 6.30 Scorpion. (PG) 7.30 David Attenborough’s Animal Attraction. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Last Knights. (2015) (MA15+) 11.20 Megastructures Breakdown.
6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.30 The Simpsons. 9.00 MOVIE Tropic Thunder. (2008) (MA15+) Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr, Jack Black. 11.05 Frasier. (PG)
7pm Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Dirty Jobs. (M) 8.30 Louis Theroux: The City Addicted To Crystal Meth. (M) 9.30 Ross Kemp: Libya’s Migrant Hell. (M) 10.25 Facing Ali. (M)
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Lewis. (M) 10.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.
6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 8.30 Storage Wars. (PG) 9.30 Storage Wars Canada. (PG) 10.00 Baggage Battles. (PG) 11.00 Barter Kings. (PG) 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. (PG) 9.10 MOVIE Rambo: First Blood. (1982) (M) 11.00 Cold Water Cowboys. (M)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.40 David Attenborough’s The Hunt. (PG) 8.50 Agatha Christie’s Marple. (PG) 10.50 Killer On The Line. (M)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. 7.30 MOVIE Firewalker. (1986) (PG) 9.40 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 13. Italian Grand Prix. 10.40 The Last Man On Earth. 11.40 Matlock.
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm. 7.30 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Heartbreak Kid. (2007) (M) 10.45 Raymond.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Dirty Jobs. 8.20 Hard Quiz. 8.50 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. 9.30 The Trafﬁckers. 10.15 Ross Kemp: Libya’s Migrant Hell.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Martin Clunes: Horsepower. (PG) 8.30 Prime Suspect. (M) 10.30 Cold Feet. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.
6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Towies. (PG) 9.00 Highway Thru Hell USA. (M) 10.00 Ice Road Truckers. (M) 11.00 Restoration Garage.
6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Soccer. 2018 FIFA World Cup AFC Qual. Australia v Thailand. 10.00 MOVIE Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. (1999) (M)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.40 New Tricks. (PG) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.50 Hurricane 360. (PG)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 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 Matlock. (M)
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm. 7.30 Fresh Off The Boat. 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. 8.30 MOVIE Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. (2001) (M) 10.30 Raymond.
7pm Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Dirty Jobs. (PG) 8.20 Kids On Speed? (PG) 9.20 The Lie Detective. (M) 10.05 Head First. (M) 10.55 Catﬁsh: The TV Show. (PG) 11.35 Tattoo Tales. (M)
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 The Vicar Of Dibley. (PG) 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 Bloopers. (PG) 8.30 Ink Master. (M) 11.00 MOVIE Insidious: Chapter 2. (2013) (M) Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Barbara Hershey.
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 The Long Kiss Goodnight. (1996) (M) 11.00 MOVIE Pet Sematary. (1989) (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 Upstairs Downstairs. (PG)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 David Attenborough’s Planet Earth. (PG) 8.30 Undercover Boss. (PG) 9.30 Shark Tank. 10.30 Ripper Street. 11.35 Forensics. (M)
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm. 7.30 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 Futurama. (PG) 10.00 Bob’s Burgers. 10.30 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 MythBusters. 7.00 American Restoration. (PG) 7.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 ScreenPLAY. 11.00 Surveillance Oz. 11.30 World’s Craziest Fools. 12am What Went Down.
6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Pitch Black. (2000) (M) Vin Diesel. 10.45 Auction Hunters. (PG) 11.15 WWE Raw. (MA15+)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Weather Top Ten. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Chocolat. (2000) (M) Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Victoire Thivisol. 11.00 Person Of Interest. (M)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 GC Cops. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE The Delta Force. (1986) (MA15+) Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin. 11.40 Nash Bridges. (M)
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm. 7.30 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE She’s Out Of My League. (2010) (M) 10.35 Raymond.
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Hey gang, here we go again with Hurley Pro at Trestles. Swell prediction seems quite small so watch the Brazilians fly. It is such a perfect wave that it should have solid, high quality surfing. Let’s hope Julian keeps a roll on. Now, this weekend has great conditions predicted so have fun, although the swell will only be small. I was a little bored last Saturday and decided to go for a long distance stand up. I was about 800 metres off the beach when I spotted a mother and calf whale slapping the water and playing. I sat down and enjoyed the show before they decided to approach me – what a great experience. Have a great weekend peeps. My Weekly Preview (“MWP”) is locally owned by Sunshine Coast Alliance Publishing Ltd ACN 124 476 142 and is published by 20/20 Publishing Pty Ltd ACN 131 089 793 (the “Publisher”). The contents of MWP are subject to copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part without the written permission of the Publisher is prohibited. The publication of editorial in MWP does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views or opinions expressed by the Publisher. The Publisher does not accept responsibility for statements made by advertisers. All prices in MWP are correct as at the time of printing but are subject to change.
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MY MY FUN
TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21)
GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21)
With Venus visiting your domestic zone (until September 20) it’s time to cocoon in comfort or entertain in style. So your quote for the coming week is from philosopher Goethe “He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”
Geminis can be real scatterbrains – all ideas and no action. But you have more chance of putting plans into practice at the moment, as your ruler Mercury moves through the practical sign of Virgo (until September 30).
CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 23)
LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23)
VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23)
Early in the week is the best time to work hard and make some extra money, as Saturn blesses your business acumen and Venus boosts negotiation skills. Pace yourself on Thursday, otherwise you’ll be a cranky crab.
Vivacious Venus is visiting your sign (until September 20) so you’re in lion razzle-dazzle mode, and are primed to make the most of lucky opportunities. But don’t let your enthusiasm for a project overtake your ability to knuckle down and actually get the job done.
The sun, Mercury and Mars are moving through Virgo, so you’ll be extra bold and brainy this week as you dazzle others with your methodical mind, broad general knowledge and close attention to detail.
ACROSS 1 6 10 11 12 13 15 17 19 21 22 24 27 28 29 30
ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20) Unhappily single? This week, finding love is linked with holiday travel, a business trip, a foreign friend or an international connection. Attached Aries – Monday and Friday are fabulous days to up the romance factor and enjoy each other’s company.
Unlikely (3-7) Greet enthusiastically (4) Outward form (5) Cutthroat (9) A skin medication (8) Impish (5) Abnormally large (7) National currency (7) Regain health (7) Bore of a gun barrel (7) Exhausted (3,2) Vowed to a single life (8) Great and rapid increase (9) Look of anger (5) Long, wearisome journey (4) Whatever the price (2,3,5)
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Deny oneself food (4) Pragmatic (9) Upright (5) Master of ceremonies (7) Unpredictable (7) Distant in manner (5) US west coast city (3,7) Curative (8) A sporting competition (10) Originator (8) Aspiring (9) Acknowledgment of payment (7) Commander of regiment (7) A moral fall (5) Fundamental (5) With the addition of (4)
I L E C P E O N M Rules: Form as many words as possible. Each word must contain the centre letter. Plurals made by adding “s” are not counted.
Place to live
Language of Ancient Rome
Japanese comic books
LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23)
SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22)
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21)
Have you been getting carried away with extravagant promises? It’s time to walk your talk! This week Saturn brings you back down to earth with a thud, as you reassess your plans and then head off in a much more sensible direction.
The planets give your fertile imagination a welcome boost (especially on Friday). So don’t waste the opportunity to put your creativity to use. Be inspired by birthday great Lauren Bacall: “Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.”
On Monday, revisit your current goals and take steps to make them reality. But, when it comes to controversial conversations, keep your cool and avoid the temptation to over-react. You can’t control what others say but you can control your response.
CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20)
AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19)
PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20)
This week, when it comes to love, work and money, the devil is definitely in the detail. So keep your eyes and ears wide open, as you search for important (and clandestine) clues along the way.
This week favours nurturing partnerships, seeking out joint ventures and stabilising your support network, as Venus moves through your relationship zone. If you’re single, sparks could fly with someone who you have known for a long time.
A close relationship looks complicated mid-week, so tread carefully. When it comes to work, career and/or your true calling, don’t settle for second best. If you surround yourself with accomplished colleagues, you will learn heaps.
Solve all the clues and reveal the eight-letter word spelled down the middle of the grid.
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GOOD 14 BETTER 21 BEST 29
7 5 2 8 3 4 1 6
LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION
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9-LETTER WORD: clip, clomp, clop, comp, compel, compile, cope, elope, epic, impel, limp, lope, mope, open, opine, peel, peen, pence, penile, peon, piece, pile, pine, poem, pole, polemic, police, POLICEMEN, ponce.
JUNIOR X-WORD: Nurse, House, Cured, Skunk, Latin, Manga, Creek, Moose (NECKLACE)
CROSSWORD: ACROSS: 1 Far-fetched 6 Hail 10 Shape 11 Murderous 12 Ointment 13 Elﬁn 15 Outsize 17 Coinage 19 Recover 21 Calibre 22 All in 24 Celibate 27 Explosion 28 Scowl 29 Trek 30 At all costs DOWN: 1 Fast 2 Realistic 3 Erect 4 Compere 5 Erratic 7 Aloof 8 Los Angeles 9 Remedial 14 Tournament 16 Inventor 18 Ambitious 20 Receipt 21 Colonel 23 Lapse 25 Basic 26 Plus
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THE LAST WORD
Richard O’Leary is challenging readers to join him in memorising a poem – no peeking.
can see myself seated with my teacher on the old school steps, face contorted in concentration as I struggle to find the right word. I locate it in that mystery that is memory and continue to recite the rest of the poem. That must be more than three decades ago now, I would have been 10 or 11, in the last year of primary school. Memorising a poem was part of our curriculum and I remember that day because I’d studied so hard to imprint those words on my brain. Thirty or so years later and I can’t even name the piece let alone any of its lines, but I can recall the sense of accomplishment. I felt that way again walking into my HSC English exam with 43 quotes from Othello locked away in mental drawers which I could pull out at any time. Those drawers are now locked or jammed, and when I tug at their rusty handles just one phrase escapes the damage and dust, Iago’s warning about the green-eyed monster.
And I am a little jealous of that younger brain, which soaked up sentences and stats at will, whether it be the winners of every Melbourne Cup, or the dates war broke out. So I was interested to read this week about efforts to resurrect the dying art of memorising poems.
“I was interested to read this week about efforts to resurrect the dying art of memorising poems” This is a skill that has been around forever and a day, the first Australians have a proud storytelling tradition which dates back tens of thousands of years, and survives the test of time. Ancient Greeks and Romans recited epic poems from Virgil and Homer, and even in
the last century, scores of students performed verse to improve rhetorical skills and impart moral understanding. Alas, it has become unfashionable. But just like the men in Claude McKay’s If We Must Die we have to “face the murderous, cowardly pack” and fight back. It can start with you and just one poem. I’ve chosen Robert Frost’s Mending Wall, which includes this observation: He is all pine and I am apple orchard. My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him. He only says, ‘Good fences make good neighbours’. It has 45 lines in all, one for each year I’ve been on this planet. I’ve given myself a month, why don’t you join me? Let me know which poem you have committed to memorising and we’ll compare notes in October. firstname.lastname@example.org
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