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hen I was a kid, sport was something we played on a field or in the backyard. Netball, cricket, basketball, soccer. This may make me sound old, but it’s the truth. That’s why I was surprised to read about the latest sporting craze. E-sport is the multimilliondollar ‘sport’ sweeping the globe and attracting more spectator numbers than many of the traditional codes. Up to 40 million people tune in to watch players battle it out in video game land. It’s estimated that e-sports will generate almost $700 million in revenue this year alone. Perhaps you need to be from generation Z, or an IT geek, to appreciate the thrill of multi-player video game competition? Either way, it’s not going away any time soon. School eSports Australia was established last year to provide a safe environment for children to participate, and to assist schools in implementing relevant programs. Technology is here to stay, that’s for sure. Our world is changing at a fast pace and so too are the way our children are educated and influenced. However, I can’t help but ask: is this truly a sport? And, is e-sport something we want our children participating in regularly? In this week’s feature story, we take a look at the importance of getting kids away from screens and back into the great outdoors. It raises some interesting questions. Happy reading.

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According to Census figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in April, the ‘typical’ Australian family includes two children.

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DID YOU KNOW? QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children.” Princess Diana

KIDS QUIZ In keeping with our kid-friendly edition this week, we’ve compiled a short quiz for our young readers. 1. What type of triangle has three unequal sides? 2. What three colours make up the Australian flag? 3. What is the largest animal in the world? 4. What year was the Sunshine Coast officially named? 5. Which movie has a character called Branch?

Research shows that babies and young children laugh on average 300 times a day. The average adult? 20. It’s time to lighten up a little.

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FEATURE STORY

GETTING KIDS OFF SCREENS AND OUTDOORS An alarming new study has found children across all age groups are far exceeding the daily recommendations for screen use and we are yet to see the full impacts. It’s time to get our kids unplugged and active again. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.

“The most important factors in keeping kids active are the memories and family bonding that is created in the process”

Three of Sharny and Julius Kieser’s children make a splash: Alexis Kieser, Emmett Kieser and Danté Kieser (snorkelling)

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rom 2003 to 2015, Caloundra’s Steven Hamlin ran school sport and recreation camps for the Queensland government. In those 12 years, he noticed some disturbing changes in each new crop of kids coming to the camps – the most noticeable being many of them could no longer ride a bike. “You’d be surprised how many kids can’t ride a bike,” he says. “In one of the biggest camps I worked at, if we had a group of 150 kids, there would be at least 10 per cent who couldn’t ride a bike and had never ridden a bike. Kids aren’t being kids anymore. They’re not getting out.” According to recent data released by Victoria University, in the past 10 years, children’s bike sales have dropped by 110,000 units – from 492,000 to 382,000 – a drop of 22 per cent. This sharp decline has health experts concerned about the increasingly sedentary behaviour of young children. Director of the Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University, Rosemary Calder, says 71 per cent of children and 92 per cent of those aged between 12 and 17 do not meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity in Australia. Riding a bike should be a rite of passage for children, so what’s going on? Hamlin puts part of the blame on spiralling screen time, which over the past 10 years, has rapidly consumed more and more of our children’s

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attention. He ran school camps during the years prolific screen use was taken up, so he’s seen the effects first-hand. “In the last four or five years, kids started coming to the camp and instead of focusing on each other and the recreational activities, they would be more worried about wifi and internet services. On the social side of things, they’ve become more socially awkward because they’re used to spending time on a screen, rather than interacting face to face.”

to $1.87 million over the next three years to fund Nature Play, a campaign designed to encourage children to go back to their natural habitat – outdoors – where they can have fun and get filthy climbing, running, walking and playing in nature. Outdoor activities like searching for tadpoles in a creek, jumping in puddles, rolling down a grassy hill, climbing trees, making mud pies or playing on rope swings are listed on colourful posters you can

“One of the most surprising things was how often very young children are using technology alone and unsupervised” Dr Anthea Rhodes, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

In just one generation, the way our children play has changed dramatically. Screens have increasingly replaced outdoor play as our children’s activity of choice, alarming health authorities and governments, who are now pouring taxpayer dollars into promotional campaigns to encourage children to play outside. In July, the Labor Government committed

download from Nature Play QLD’s website. The organisation’s mission is to increase the time Queensland kids spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature, a fundamental requirement for a full and healthy childhood – and something schools are too bogged down by risk assessments to provide. Playing outside in nature improves cognitive, social and emotional development,

builds resilience and creativity, helps children appreciate and want to care for nature later in life, and gives them a boost of exercise in the fresh air. But overwhelmingly, kids are ditching the great outdoors for the great indoors, sitting on their behinds with their eyes glued to a screen, which can cause eye fatigue and impairment in visual acuity and focus, inability to concentrate and may cause headaches and neck and shoulder pain, or lead to obesity. Dr Anthea Rhodes is a paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and the director of the Australian Child Health Poll, published on June 21 and titled Screen Time: What’s happening our homes? She surveyed 1977 parents and collected data on 3797 of their children aged between one month and 18 years. “This is the first time we’ve had an up-to-date look at how households are functioning with technology,” Rhodes tells My Weekly Preview. “One of the most surprising things was how often very young children are using technology alone and unsupervised.” Rhodes found the majority of Australian children, across all age groups, are exceeding the current national recommended guidelines for screen time. Teenagers are the heaviest users at almost 44 hours on average per week. Infants and toddlers are averaging Dream Gardens 14 hours, kids aged two two TV’s to five are clocking up presenter Michael McCoy 26 hours a week, and those in the six to 12 age myweeklypreview.com.au

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bracket average 32 hours per week. Almost all teenagers, two-thirds of primary kids and one-third of preschoolers own their own tablet or smartphone. “Generally speaking, entertainment on technology is relatively cheap,” Rhodes says. “Less than five per cent of respondents thought cost was a problem. It’s much cheaper than many other ways to entertain children that might be better for their health. Even getting out the craft and glue might cost money and make a mess.” Research suggests there are a number of factors contributing to screen overuse in children, including two busy parents both in work, a lack of access to outdoor green space and a sense among parents that children are less safe than in generations past. But while she hesitates to call it an epidemic, Rhodes says too much screen use is undoubtedly harming our children – though to what level, we’re still unsure. “It’s very new – it’s only 10 years since we had the first iPhone. Any major change in the way society functions will have impacts on the health of that society. Screen-based use at the level it’s at now is still very new and we’re only just starting to understand the impacts it’s having. “What we learnt from this study is technology use, screen-based device use, is the new normal, even for young children. The horse has bolted. We’re at the point where we need to think about how it’s used so we maximise the positive and minimise the health impacts. “You can limit the time they use it – every hour with a screen-based device is an hour spent not doing something else. But beyond that, it’s about the content and the quality. That’s about parents being able to research what’s age appropriate and high quality. It’s also important for parents to talk about what their kids are seeing online and watch it with them – co- viewing forms healthier habits. “Tech is now a given, but we have to say don’t forget to have time outdoors and face-to-face time, where you put screens

away. It’s important we prioritise what’s healthy for children. It’s about communities having the opportunity there for children to be outside and exercising and physically active.” To address the imbalance, businesses are beginning to pop up to fill the need for outdoor, active play that is supervised by qualified professionals and is fun and social, without the pressures on families that go along with competition sport.

Steve Hamlin and Brad Teys have teamed up to offer a new way for kids to play After his years running school camps, Hamlin was thrilled to be approached by Shelly Beach businessman, Brad Teys to run a new style of recreation program for kids. They’re opening Adventure Empire in Caloundra on September 9, with the aim of reconnecting kids aged six to 16 with real-world fun, exercise, activity and adventure. It offers indoor climbing and bouldering, an after-school program they call ‘adventurism’, holiday programs and expeditions. Teys, originally a civil engineer who has run a number of businesses, believes we’re in the grips of a major health issue. “Every time I talk to people about the wellbeing of our children, there’s quite a

serious concern expressed by people in my age group – the 40 to 50 group – we were the generation before screens. We all used to run around after school, ride our bikes and play outside till dark. There’s a really deep concern about the state of mind and the overall wellbeing of our youth. They’re watching their parents engage on screens – we’re all guilty of it. The lack of real interaction and play-based interaction is, I think, an epidemic that we haven’t seen the full effects of yet. “I have seen a number of young people that are friends of our family struggling with anxiety and I’ve heard of scenarios, which are quite common now, where doctors are administering antidepressant type drugs to these young developing minds.” Teys envisages parents dropping their kids off for after-school or holiday adventures and is working on organising government subsidies to make the cost comparable to a day care centre. If the Caloundra model is successful, he and Hamlin hope to roll out other locations, like a Jetts Gym for kids. “I love the idea of adding something back to society,” Teys says. “I would hope to think in a very small way, we’ll be able to build a more resilient, stronger nation through having kids become self-sufficient, more resilient and stand up for themselves because they’ve been able to engage more in a social environment in an active manner. I don’t think they need any more screen time. “What do you think is going to happen in 10 years’ time for the screen generation? There’s no way in the world there won’t be any repercussions.” While Rhodes says there’s no evidence yet that screens are creating a generation of damaged kids who will become a burden to society, we do know our kids are far from active enough, and obesity levels are rising. “I have heard people talk in public health that sitting is the new smoking,” says Rhodes. “What we’re seeing with screen time is it’s incredibly closely linked with sedentary behaviour, which is one of our biggest health issues. It’s changing the way we live.”

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SPRING 2018 The world’s most sophisticated and stylish stars have descended on the Big Apple for the fashion industry’s week of weeks. Kim Kardashian, looking gorgeous, supported Alexander Wang from the front row, while catwalk favourite Gigi Hadid stole the spotlight during the Jeremy Scott show.

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IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT SUICIDE PREVENTION Lifeline Sunshine Coast is running a series of workshops, called SafeTALK, to increase suicide awareness on the Sunshine Coast. The workshops are open to those involved in sport in our region, so players, coaches and parents are all invited to come along. Participants will gain valuable skills to help keep their family, friends and community members safe, by engaging with people at risk and connecting them with resources. The next workshops are at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday October 11 and Maleny Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday October 28 and run from 9.30am to 12.30pm (sign in at 9am). The workshops are supported by the Sunshine Cost Council’s grant program. If you are experiencing difficulties, phone Lifeline on 131 114.

GET ON YOUR BIKE FOR CYCLEFEST Hundreds of cyclists will descend on the region for two days of cycling in October. As part of the Sunshine Coast CycleFest, riders will take part in a range of events on October 7 and 8. The two-day event, which is designed for riders of all ages, includes the final round of the Queensland Road Team Series (QRTS) and attracts professional and amateur riders from across Australia. Up to 600 participants will ride through Cotton Tree, Montville, Palmwoods, Eumundi, Yandina and Coolum. CycleFest is not about winning or losing; it’s all about getting on a bike. There are events for the beginner through to the advanced rider. For more information about the event, including changed traffic conditions and course maps, visit sccyclefest.com.au.

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Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast are leading a major trial aimed at reducing the risk of bushfire damage. USC Professor of Forestry Operations Mark Brown (pictured) is heading a West Australian field trial into the effectiveness of using machinery to reduce fire fuel loads (plant material) in targeted locations to lessen the strength and speed of fires. Professor Brown, the director of the USC-based Forest Industries Research Centre and the Australian Forest Operations Research Alliance, is working with USC senior researchers Justine Edwards and Rick Mitchell on the 12-month trial, due to finish in October.

IT’S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE The Housing Industry Association (HIA) is set to host its Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay Awards in October. The HIA is Australia’s largest residential building organisation and the awards highlight excellence in the housing industry. The People’s Choice Award category is a chance for the public to recognise and vote for Last year’s People’s Choice winner was their favourite custom-built Grant McDonald Homes project from the incredible entries received in this year’s awards. The winner of the My Weekly Preview People’s Choice Award will be announced at Novotel Twin Waters on October 6 and voting closes at 5pm on September 29. You can cast your vote at surveys.hia.com.au/peoplechoice2017.aspx.

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That’s the number of volunteers needed to help run the Caloundra Musical Festival. Each year, volunteers are asked to give 14 to 30 hours to help with customer service, stage management, IT, administration and hospitality. For their efforts, the volunteers are given a festival season pass, limited-edition T-shirt, food and drink, plus a VIP invitation to the official after party. The Caloundra Music festival is on at Kings Beach from September 29 to October 2. If you want to be part of the fun visit caloundramusicfestival.com.

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There’s been koala joey fever at Australia Zoo over the past few months, but now the season has become even more exciting with an incredibly rare white koala joey delighting guests who catch a glimpse of her. This little joey’s extremely pale colouration is caused by a recessive gene. Dr Rosie Booth, the director of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, says, “In veterinary science it’s often referred to as the ‘silvering gene’, where animals are born with white or very pale fur and, just like baby teeth, they eventually shed their baby fur and the regular adult colouration comes through.” Australia Zoo’s white joey is yet to be named and Tourism Australia wants naming suggestions via the Tourism Australia Facebook page at bit.ly/2wxYZHw.

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Vintage Calendar Girls founder Misty Bland has announced this year’s fundraising beneficiary as Shakira Frisby, the 2018 calendar cover girl who posed with former Dancing with the Stars judge Todd McKenney and Renovating for Profit founder Cherie Barber. Frisby’s life changed forever when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 18. The outgoing Battery Hill resident, who is now 22, is still working through the limitations the tumour has put on her life. Bland says Frisby is a worthy recipient this year and she hopes Sunshine Coast residents will buy the 2018 calendars. One hundred per cent of the $20 price will go towards funding a much-needed holiday for Frisby and her family. The calendar is available at facebook.com/Vintagecalendargirls.

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The Sunshine Coast Council announced earlier this week that Currimundi Lake will be reopened following its closure to combat biting midges. The lake is regularly closed by the council to help inhibit the breeding of the dreaded midge, but it occurred earlier this year, back in July, when the lake entrance closed naturally. In previous years, the council manually closed the lake’s entrance from the ocean in late August or early September. This year’s earlier closure means the lake has now reopened.

SANAD Capital has received Sunshine Coast Council approval to begin bulk earthworks on its recently revealed active lifestyle destination ACTVENTURE. The council approved the work on September 4, and SANAD immediately commenced preparations to engage local contractors to begin moving earth. Tenders went out last week to six civil contractors on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, who will submit their bids to complete the bulk earthworks for the entire site. In its first phase, the four-phase, 24-hectare project will include a state-of-the-art water park, a great lawn for major events, concerts and community activities, and a 6000-square metre retail and restaurant precinct.

CAR TRIP IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED For the second year in a row local GP Dr Wayne Herdy and co-driver Bernard Ballantine are taking part in the Variety Bash. Herdy and Ballantine have decided to incorporate a preventative health theme into this year’s trip. “We will be promoting in particular the importance of regular breast screens and prostrate checks at all our stops along the trip,” Herdy says. The Bash (which Bernard Ballantine (left) and this year left from Caloundra Esplanade on Dr Wayne Herdy August 29 before heading to Longreach and then onto Airlie Beach) raises money to benefit children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs. To make a donation to Herdy and Ballantine, visit variety.org.au/bash/bashers/car-5555.

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BIGGEST COAST RAFFLE IN RECENT HISTORY Two prizes are up for grabs in the High Tea by the Sea raffle, with proceeds going towards breast cancer research. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane. $7500, to the public to give everyone a chance to secure a prize. “We didn’t make it available online because we really want a local winner and the odds are great – better than any lottery,� Kurz says. “People have been stopping by to support the cause and we have already raised more than $6000 Above: The Mini Ray worth $31,000; Right: The $7500 rose gold ring from Sunstate Jewellers just through raffle tickets.� All of the money raised from the high tea event and raffle he’s compact, white with pink accents, is a real will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. head-tuner, and this Mini Ray could be all yours The Mini Ray was chosen as the big ticket item as Kurz for just $10. says Mini is a playful and fun brand. The team at Coastline Mini Garage has donated a “The car we are giving away has pink mirror caps and pink brand new Mini Ray valued at $31,000 to a raffle for the accent stripes on the bonnet, which is the symbolic colour of annual High Tea by the Sea event. Coastline Mini Garage the breast cancer foundation, so we thought it was perfect for marketing manager Sophie Kurz says they did not hesitate to the event,� she says. partner with 4 Ingredients for the event, which saw a record “Coastline has a strong history of giving back to the 400 tickets sold in less than a week. community. It is something that is really part of our fabric. My With such a large pool of prizes on offer, they decided to grandfather, who started the business, his first wife died of open up the raffle, which also features a 14-carat rose gold cancer and he was a very philanthropic man. morganite diamond ring from Sunstate Jewellers valued at

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ADVENTUROUS NEW LIFE LANDS IN MALENY ARTIST’S LAP A Maleny woman’s artwork depicting traditional footwear has led her to an exotic new life in a seaside town in Morocco. WORDS: Rada Rouse.

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our years ago, an eye for pattern and a love of the exotic led then Maleny-based artist Sonja Georgeson to make a series of linocut prints depicting the traditional footwear of far-flung countries. Indian shoes against a striking fabric, Japanese sandals paired with exquisite paper, and the pointy-toe leather slippers called babouche, ubiquitous in Morocco, were displayed against an old map of the north African country that she had never visited. But a month later, Sonja received a surprise invitation to be the art tutor on an Australian-run tour of Morocco, and now she lives there, in the relaxed seaside city of Essaouria on the Atlantic coast. “The work I do can sometimes be prophetic,” Georgeson says. “I can do a piece of work that ends up coming true.” Certainly no-one could have foreseen that the centuries-old babouche would suddenly become trendy for the fashion-conscious, being pronounced the ‘it’ shoe of 2016 by Vogue magazine as labels including Prada, Celine, Michael Kors and Chanel produced versions. This year, Georgeson herself returned to the theme with a new, highly-patterned, hand-coloured babouche linocut among her collection currently on exhibition, along with 10 other artists’ works, for the Maleny Printmakers, a group she founded in 2012. The well-travelled artist and teacher, whose creativity extends across a range of media including painting, collage and jewellery, loves exploring the history of objects that

“Morocco combines an aesthetic from the Middle East, Europe and Africa” “I like exploring the interior and the exterior, whether it’s a building or a person.” Georgeson has been soaking up Morocco’s indigenous Berber culture and running small group tours with a focus on stimulating the senses – “you have the spices, the perfumes, the textiles, the craft”. She likes tailoring tours for “women of a certain age who are looking for a bit of excitement and inspiration”. It’s a very different life from the one she had in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, but ever-adventurous Georgeson thinks it was probably meant to happen. “Morocco combines an aesthetic from the Middle East, Europe and Africa. I have actually been a lover of all things African – music, design, style – since I was a teenager.” hold meaning for people. “Because I’m interested in anthropology and archaeology, my work is always about digging deep,” she says.

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MY OPINION

PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN

THE CHANGING FACE OF THE COAST

Sami Muirhead says Child Protection Week is a timely reminder to thank the men and women who fight to protect our children from harm.

Rebecca Grisman has noticed the Sunshine Coast becoming more culturally diverse as a younger demographic settles in.

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trong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others.” It is a commonly used saying I have always loved. I had the privilege of hosting activities to launch Child Protection Week on the Sunshine Coast. The region’s best and brightest gathered in one room as they do once a year to share their knowledge and tips on helping fight the good fight. It was a pretty special bunch of people and they all shared one common trait: they’re all dedicated to helping kids. The professionals include police officers, nurses, teachers, foster care workers and child psychologists. They are our army of superheroes fighting the monsters who sexually abuse our kids, or helping to find homes for children where they will be safe and go to sleep with food in their stomachs. It is a very real fight despite the fact most of us go about our lives blissfully unaware of the monsters in our midst or the parents who simply cannot look after their kids. Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Sommerville is with the Child Protection Agency and says we should not make the mistake of thinking only strangers want to hurt our children. “It’s not just stranger danger we need to think about as mostly a child is offended by someone they know,” he says. “A member of their family, an uncle or an aunt or a neighbour may be sexually abusing a child. It is often someone the child knows, so

parents need to talk to their kids to remind them if something happens that doesn’t feel quite right they can talk to their parents or a teacher or someone they trust.” It raises questions about what age your child should go to sleepovers doesn’t it? Child Protection week made me think about how much I love my own children and how grateful I am that we have these people working to protect our kids from evil. It also reminded me of a tragic story that affected me deeply when I covered it in 1998. The little boy at the centre of the horror nearly 20 years ago was dubbed ‘the boy in the box’. I was a journalist working for the local news at the time when we were called to a Yandina caravan park. ‘Mathew’ had 100 cigarette burns, a broken leg and an axe wound to his head. He had been forced to drink his own urine and live in a box under a bed for two weeks until a neighbour answered his calls of help. I often wondered what happened to Mathew. I know he eventually went into foster care. I have a three-year-old now with chubby legs and an infectious giggle. I do not for the life of me understand how anyone could inflict pain on a child of this age. But I have thought of him often over the past two decades and only hope he got a second chance in life and is loved and secure today. So on behalf of all the mums and dads on the Coast, we thank all those who work in child protection and keep our world a little safer.

Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator. For more from Sami tune into Mix FM.

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t’s pretty exciting how the faces around us are changing as our region grows. The Coast was once known for the steady influx of retiring people moving here for the sun and surf beaches from southern climes, out west, the hinterland ranges, large grazing properties inland and the tropical north. We had a lot of nicknames for some suburbs that I barely hear anymore. Regional statistics suggest to me that it’s because the new wave of seachangers and treechangers is now more likely made up of families seeking to raise their kids in a healthy, liveable, natural environment that also offers flexible working options. Those families are also more ethnically and culturally diverse and I see the proof in the booming number of multicultural events on offer every week. I play a game with my seven-year-old son where we spin the globe, he randomly stops it and we go find a place to eat or visit that’s connected with that country. So far we’ve experienced a Japanese festival, Thai noodles, Brazilian music, American football, Argentinian tango, African drumming and Nepalese food, all within the boundaries of the greater Sunshine Coast. It’s a fun challenge and it’s probably been more eye-opening for me than for him, to learn just how many diverse groups are humming within our community. Local age demographic statistics do slippery dip again though when it comes to young people graduating school and job

seeking. We face the same perennial issue as most regional towns when it comes to retaining our school leavers. I understand that it’s almost a rite of passage to leave the nest to take up a trade or enrol in courses anywhere but home – I did it too. I already dread having this conversation with my kid within the next 10 years. A new and interesting spike though, is the growing number of skilled and tertiary educated 20-somethings who are settling locally. It’s a heartening sign that the Sunshine Coast’s increasing opportunities are clearer to people of every age and perhaps the balance between affordability and comparative wage rates is improving, so that buying a home or business and creating a career here is more attractive. There is an accompanying upward bump in diversity and I’m pleased to see that too. I think a lot about our future region and how it will look, feel and thrive in a decade and more. I think about it from my own shoes as I inch towards a milestone year; from my parents’ perspective as they begin considering aged care; and on behalf of my second grader, plus all my fellow parents who are wondering what we can all create or contribute to give our kids the same or better opportunities. Wherever we are from and however long we’ve been here ultimately doesn’t matter, not as much as what we can do to make this place better, friendlier and more robust while we share it.

Rebecca Grisman is a communications specialist who has lived on the Sunshine Coast for more than 20 years.

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Darling’s parents gave her up at birth and she spent her first three-and-a-half years in an orphanage, before Sunshine Coast family Mark and Kym Darling adopted her. She describes her childhood as tumultuous and says she struggled with school, self-esteem and family issues. At 17, her Australian family sent an investigator to Romania to find her birth family. Darling discovered she had four siblings but didn’t get an explanation as to why she was given away. She’s now in touch with her Romanian family and even discovered an aunt living 10 minutes down the road. “I see her every month – because she speaks fluent English we Skype to my parents. She’s wonderful. Romanians are very eccentric. They always think you need to eat.” Darling is now on the lookout for a corporate sponsor to help with the book’s production and distribution costs. She needs to raise $125,000 and while she’s had plenty of media coverage, the help she needs has not been forthcoming. “I went on the Today Show and only four people donated,” she says. “I spent a week deeply upset that I spent three years doing this book, living off baked beans, and only four people donated. I came out of that the day after my 25th birthday and thought, what is meant to be, will be. I’ve overcome so much and I feel like I’m blessed. It’s going to happen when it happens. Now I just trust I will get there.” To donate, visit Darling’s Go Fund Me page: gofundme.com/silverliningsproject. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing difficulty, contact Lifeline: 13 11 14.

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MY BODY

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RETURN OF THE MIX TAPE Those who did not have the privilege of painstakingly lining up the start of musical tracks to hit record to create a mix tape for themselves or a loved one may not have any appreciation for the humble cassette tape. But one company is bringing the cassette into the digital era. Mixxtape looks like a cassette tape, and even plays like one if you have an old player lying around, but it also boasts Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, a USB port, headphone jack and the ability to shore up to 12 hours worth of music. The rapid charging feature means the Mixxtape will be ready to play MP3, WAV, WMA and AAC after one hour of charging. Mixxtape will retail for US$80 ($107) and is available on kickstarter.com with an estimated delivery of November 2017.

APP SUPERSEDES LOG BOOKS Distracted drivers have caused 115,000 accidents in Queensland in the past year but that could change with the launch of AAMI SmartPlates, a real-time driving tracker to replace the conventional learner’s logbook. The AAMI SmartPlates app, allows learner drivers to track their driving hours digitally on their smartphone, while also recording the route taken, weather, road surfaces and traffic conditions. AAMI research shows almost two-thirds of learner drivers overestimate their hours in their log book and Queenslanders were the nation’s most resistant to legal changes that would ban mobile phone use while driving. The app is available for free download now on the App Store and Google Play.

AI BEATS CHINESE GO MASTER FOR A SECOND TIME Google’s artificial intelligence software has beaten Chinese Go master Ke Jie for a second time, taking an unassailable two to nil lead in a series meant to test the limits of computers in taking on humans at complex tasks. Go is an ancient, highly complex board game that involves two contestants placing black and white stones on a grid. It is popular in Asian countries and most top-ranked players hail from China, Japan and South Korea. Ke, the 19-year-old world number one, was visibly frustrated during the game, tugging his hair and laying his head on the table during the final moments of the second match against Google’s Go-playing software AlphaGo. Following his defeat in the first match of the best-of-three series, Ke says he will not compete against AI again due to its rapid improvement. The victory over the world’s top player, which many thought would take decades to achieve, comes after the AI program from Google’s DeepMind unit bested a South Korean Go professional in a similar exhibition match in 2016. – Reuters/AAP

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snow depth was 150 centimetres, putting spring skiing and boarding firmly on the agenda. Mount Buller’s $1.6-million Techno Alpin Snowfactory started up this season, completing the largest snow-making system in Australia and ensuring more skiing and boarding days each season. Snow is guaranteed on the central Bourke Street run until the closing weekend (September 30/ October 1).

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THERE ARE DEALS TO BE DONE If you’ve ever had the urge to take your family to the snow, September is a budget-friendly option. Mount Buller has a bunch of properties participating in a Kids Stay Free promotion targeting families with two kids under the age of 15.

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Mount Buller has the most on-mountain beds of any resort in Australia and more than 40 places to wine and dine, meaning your apres-ski fun never takes you too far from home. The Kooroora Hotel faces onto The Village Square and has a great atmosphere and delicious food until very late most nights. The prawn linguine at Dolomiti Italiano is delicious, but if you want a fine dining experience, Breathtaker’s Signature restaurant comes highly recommended. * The writer was a guest of Mount Buller.

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here are signs investors may be a little too relaxed about equity market valuations, with some key measures of volatility lingering not far from all-time lows, despite geopolitical tensions. Global equities as measured by the MSCI World Index have booked solid returns in the year to date even if the Australian market is lagging both the global measure and the S&P 500 Index by some margin in local currency terms. A slew of generally good economic news has helped investors maintain their relaxed state of mind. Global economic growth continues to hold up well in an environment where inflation is subdued enough that major central banks will at least consider tightening monetary policy

– either through raising interest rates or unwinding the trillions of dollars of securities purchases sitting on their balance sheets after post-GFC stimulus measures. Just how relaxed, or complacent, investors have become is illustrated in both the US and Australian markets by their respective volatility indexes, known as the VIX. The VIX measures the expectations for stock market volatility over the next 30 days via stock index option prices – a rising VIX suggests higher volatility and a greater likelihood that shares will fall, while conversely, a falling VIX implies lower volatility and is usually regarded as a positive for shares. Often the VIX is referred to as the ‘fear index’ (rising) or the ‘complacency index’ (falling). In the US in late July, the S&P 500 VIX recently hit a record low of 8.8 and also set a record-breaking run of staying below 10 for two weeks. It is very unusual to see the VIX fall below 10 and stay there for an extended period of time, but the index has been becalmed for nearly a year – it hit a 12-month high of 22.5 on 4 November 2016 before falling below 16 on 9 November 2016, and has not broken above that level since. The continued calm seems to be a product of a pick-up in US growth during the June quarter of 2017 and inflation readings being lower than expected.

Locally, the S&P/ASX 200 Index and its VIX measure show a similar story to the data, albeit with the abovementioned recent underperformance of the local benchmark versus its global and US counterparts. The RBA left the cash rate on hold at its September meeting, with its commentary having a neutral tone. The bank did signal recent appreciation in the Australia-dollarUS dollar exchange rate would likely see core inflation and growth return to target later than previously anticipated. Ord Minnett, however, does not believe that concern over the currency is enough to carry near-term monetary policy implications – i.e. a cut in interest rates. From an asset allocation perspective, we maintain an overweight position in international equities, and prefer equity exposure over fixed-income assets. However, we believe it was prudent to trim equity weightings slightly to acknowledge that investor complacency appears to have set into markets ahead of some important policy decisions. Chris Harris is an authorised representative (no 435773) of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances; you should determine its suitability to you. Before acquiring a financial product you should consider the relevant product disclosure statement. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Chris can be reached on 5430 4444.

TOURISM FIGURES UP The Sunshine Coast continues to break records. Not only has the region experienced its hottest winter on record, but it has attracted the highest ever increase in international visitors with 296,000 people visiting from June 2016 to June 2017. This is an increase of 11.6 per cent and a contribution of $249 million in visitor expenditure to the economy. The International Visitor Statistics released last week by the Tourism Research Australia show that New Zealand remains the Sunshine Coast’s largest inbound market, growing 12.2 per cent to 71,000 visitors. The region attracted 58,000 visitors from the UK up 6.7 per cent, 36,000 from Germany growing 12 per cent and 19,000 visited from the US increasing 0.2 per cent year on year. Asian arrivals totalled 21,000.

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Spring school holidays are almost here and I know there are many Sunshine Coast residents who are looking forward to spending some extra time with their families. It’s also a busy time for those working in our tourism industry, which remains one of the most important sectors in our regional economy and features in our Regional Economic Development Strategy as offering great potential for growth. On top of four very successful cruise ship visits, which brought around 10,000 visitors to our Coast, the most in any month since we started our cruise ship partnerships, we have received a very encouraging update on the number of international tourists coming to our region. The Tourism Research Australia figures showed we attracted our highest ever increase in international visitors with 296,000 arrivals to the year ending June 2017, up 11.6 per cent. These visitors contribute $249 million in expenditure to our economy. The increase was more than double the statewide growth and highlights the great work all of our Sunshine Coast operators and tourism bodies are doing in marketing our region.

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1 As part of the Festival of Community Halls to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast, Valdora Community Hall will host a Trivia Night with a heritage theme. It’s on Friday night, September 15, from 6.30pm.

REGISTER YOUR PET Now is the time to register your furry friends. Registering your cat or dog is an important part of responsible pet ownership and helps us reunite lost pets with their owners and plan for dog friendly areas and infrastructure, such as dog off-leash parks. Significant registration fee discounts apply for owners who have had their pets de-sexed and micro-chipped with the cost just $13 or free for pensioners. There is also the option of a lifetime registration for de-sexed and micro-chipped cats that is only $78 with no annual renewal required. Registration is free for pets under six months old. New residents can transfer their cat or dog registration for free, so if you’ve recently moved to the area now is the time to contact council and register your pet. The annual registration period for cats and dogs starts on October 1 each year. For more info, visit council’s website.

BULCOCK ST SESSION The community is invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, September 19 about the next stage of the Bulcock St Streetscape. A presentation from the project team will be followed by a question and answer session. The session will run from 6pm to 7.30pm at The Events Centre Caloundra.

IMPROVING SAFETY New street lighting will be installed on Stringybark Rd to enhance the safety of the area for Sippy Downs’ growing population and USC’s rising student numbers. The project is one of many civil asset upgrade projects that will be funded through council’s $237-million Capital Works Program this financial year. Installation is expected to be completed in late October.

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The Thin Green Line, an exhibition by environmental artist Jono Bateman, will be on display at the Arts and Ecology Centre, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha, from Friday, September 15 to Saturday, September 23 (9am–5pm). Entry is free.

Gather your family, friends and neighbours and dig in to plant trees to help restore the Maleny Precinct Southern Wetland on Sunday, September 17 from 9am. Gloves and equipment for planting will be provided. Please wear sturdy enclosed footwear, sun safe clothing, and bring along your water bottle.

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YOUR HOLIDAY GUIDE With school holidays around the corner, there’s plenty on offer for a fun-filled holiday break for the whole family. The Monkey Baa Theatre Company brings to life the Diary of a Wombat at the Lake Kawana Community Centre on Tuesday, September 19. Tickets are $20 and bookings can be made online at scvenuesandevents.com.au. Caloundra Regional Gallery presents some free seriously fruity fun for kids from September 19–21. Led by the 2017 Sunshine Coast Art Prize finalist, Samuel Condon, kids of all ages will be inspired by Samuel’s Pineapple artwork. There will be two session times per day and no bookings are required. For more information visit gallery. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/ kids/holiday-activities. Free cycling workshops will be held on Tuesday, September 19; Thursday, September 21; and Tuesday, September 26 to help build your child’s confidence on two

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View to watch international sand artist Dennis Massoud creating sand sculptures from September 29 to October 2. Children can learn about building sandcastles like the professionals with workshops on the Saturday and Sunday from 9am–3pm. Entry is $5 for adults, gold coin for kids. Experience an array of activities as part of Eumundi’s Past, Present and Future Festival from Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1. There will be a number of free events, including the Memorial Drive Grande Parade and a family fun day. Visit experienceeumundi.com.au.

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recently basked in the glory of my kids hearing for the first time the classic gag about the bear and the rabbit in the woods. As a refresher, there’s a bear and a rabbit in the woods and they are both going about their business, as you do early in the morning, and the bear turns to the rabbit and casually asks: “Hey little fella, do you have trouble with poo sticking to your fur?”. The rabbit smiles back and says, “No mate not at all”. So the bear wipes his butt with the rabbit. I first heard that joke in 1989 when my best mate Troy introduced me to Eddie

Murphy Delirious. I also learnt how to swear heaps good from that video. For the record, Eddie does a cracking Mr T impersonation. The bear and rabbit combo is an antique and it got me thinking of other mint animal jokes from the 20th century. Here’s the best five that have been scientifically proven to be awesome, if not just a tad naff too. A turtle is crossing the road and he’s mugged by two snails. When the cops turn up they say, “Mr turtle can you tell us what happened?” and the turtle says ,“I dunno man, it all happened so fast!”. Two fish are in a tank one turns to the other and says, “Hey Geoff, do you know how to drive this thing?”. A bear walks into a bar in Rockhampton and he says, “Hey bartender, I’ll have a rum and… Coke please”. The bartender says, “No drama cane farmer but why the big pause?” And the bear says looking at his hands, “Yeah dunno, I was just born with them”. You’re riding a horse at full speed, there’s a giraffe beside you and you’re being chased by a lion, what do you do? Get your drunk arse off the kids’ carousel.

Bloke rings the local wildlife rescue hotline. He says, “Listen, I’ve just found a suitcase in the bush containing a dingo and four pups.” The lady on the phone says, “That’s terrible, are they moving?”and the bloke says, “Well I’m not sure, but that would explain the suitcase.” Five of the best according to science but here’s an extra one for the road. What did the elephant say to the naked man? “How the hell do you breathe through that thing?”. Hopefully you can dine out on a few of the aforementioned gags with the kids before you reward your comedic self with a tasty treat from our buddies down the road in Byron. This week we quaff down the latest offering from the champions at Stone & Wood. Each year the Byron-based brewers salute a legend of the Australian beer scene, a forefather, a pioneer who has helped pave the way for today’s burgeoning beer industry. They call it the S&W Forefathers beer and this year, it’s New South Wales publican Blair Hayden. Hayds is the patriarch of one of the oldest pubs in Sydney, The Lord Nelson, and going against the tide of corporate brewing greed, he refused to be told what beers he could and

couldn’t put on his taps and subsequently built a brewery so he could pour his own ace creations for the people. Cue the independent beer revolution. The Forefathers release is Blair Hayden’s English Pale Ale. Using the finest of English malts and hops and combining with bergamot tea, they’ve created a well tasty brew fashioning a subtle floral and citrusy vibe with spicy aromas and a solid biscuity malt flavour, balanced with the perfect bitterness. I’d be keen as to try this one on tap, but for now it’s the 500ml stubby variety and it’s a welcome treat. Trust me it’s time to get all over the Forefathers like Kim Jong-un on cake. I give the S&W Blair Hayden Forefathers English Pale Ale four out of five thumbs up.

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A DELIGHT FOR ALL AGES A classic children’s book is brought to life. Words: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

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ackie French has written more than 140 books that have been translated into 36 languages and have collectively received more than 60 national and international awards. But try as she might, the Araluen Valley-based author will always be the most famous for one – The Diary of a Wombat. Her collaboration with Bruce Whatley brought Mothball to life. The cheeky wombat, who finds a way to train humans to feed her, is the star of the only Australian children’s book to win every one of the country’s book industry awards and its popularity continues. For the first time, the picture book has been transformed into a theatrical masterpiece through the unrivalled talents of Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production and Mothball will make her way to the Sunshine Coast. “Wait until you see it, it’s unlike anything you will have seen before, it really is,” French says. “It is so hard to explain what they’ve done, I thought it was impossible and that it would never work, but Monkey Baa specialise in the impossible.” French says it took her three years to find a way to give a voice to Mothball the wombat in her renowned book, and Monkey Baa took a similar amount of time to work out how to bring her to life on the stage before approaching French with

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their proposal. “When I went to the first rehearsal, it was impossible not to think of Mothball as a real wombat. There is a wonderful scene where she breathes and moves and it is so realistic, she is just standing there, getting angrier and angrier because the humans fenced in the front door. “The tension is building, but she is not moving, just tensing up and her breathing is getting heavier and heavier. This is where the kids start shouting out to her and you can see every muscle getting tenser before she makes the charge.” After rehearsing for five hours, French says she found herself wanting to ask for Mothball to have a rest. Every time she is packed away in her box to travel to another performance, every member of the Monkey Baa team give her a pat before the close the lid, as if she were in fact a real wombat. “The show is absolute magic for people of all ages. I’ve seen a two-year-old stand up and completely mesmerised the whole time,” she says. “He did not move, he wasn’t going to miss a second of it. Adults also find it fascinating and it is extraordinarily innovative, hilarious, and deeply moving theatrical production.” Lake Kawana Community Centre, September 19. Tickets are $20 per person or $68 for groups of four. Visit scvenuesandevents.com.au.

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The Sunshine Coast’s first ever Spanish Film Festival is set to kick off under the umbrella of the Caloundra Film Festival, October 3 to 12. The opening night gala on October 3 features a playful and provocative comedy called Kiki, Love to Love, which follows five characters who all share one thing in common: an unusual impulse they are unable to suppress. It was a massive sleeper hit at the Spanish box office in 2016 and will kick off what is sure to be a brilliant line-up of Spanish films on October 4, 5, 10 and 12. On the morning of October 10, there will be a showcase of the best work from Sunshine Coast film and television students at the Events Centre in Caloundra, with students attending from around the state and a Google hangout with an industry professional. The closing night of the Spanish and Caloundra Film Festivals respectively is The Queen of Spain starring Penelope Cruz. The Caloundra Film Festival began in 2013 with the aim of providing a platform for local, Australian and student filmmakers to show their work and has taken off in a big way. Opening night kicks off at 7pm at Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra. Be early for drinks and tapas. Tickets are $12 plus booking fee and are available at caloundrafilmfestival.com.

Guru Life features jazz on the third Saturday of each month and this month, local legend Sue Bond will perform. Bond is an award-winning jazz vocalist with career highlights including national television with Don Burrows and recording with the Queensland Theatre Company. Bond will perform an afternoon of songs from the Great American Song Book. Guru Life Restaurant and Garden Bar in Rosemount, September 16 from 3pm to 5.30pm.

TEXTILES A COMMON THREAD FOR FRIENDS A mutual love of textiles is the common thread for three long-time friends who are known as accomplished artists, practitioners and teachers. Helen McIntosh, Cathy Moon and Sybil Orr showcase their talents in a fabulous fibre exhibition, aptly called Partners in Textile, at the Butter Factory Art Centre. McIntosh will be on site to chat with visitors about her body of textile work, Iconic 2. This is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into her love of fibre, themes and her ways of working. Helen McIntosh will be at the Butter Factory Art Centre in Cooroy on September 16 from 11am until 2pm. Entry to the Partners in Textile exhibition is free.

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50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CELEBRATES THE SWINGING ‘60S The Sunshine Coast Concert Band will celebrate 50 years of the naming of the Sunshine Coast with a concert dedicated to the hits of the 1960s. The concert, directed by Ken Chadwick, features guest vocalists Dave Stygall and Wendy West. Kawana Community Hall, September 16 from 2pm. Tickets are $15 and include afternoon tea.

WHAT’S ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Renny Field, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Janice, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 4pm Ricky the Rockstar, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Annie J & Fusion, Imperial Hotel, 7pm Girl Friday, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Deja Voodoo, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Chris Flaskas & Khan Harrrison, Solbar, 8pm Contraband, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm Robbie Williams and Pink Tribute, Caloundra RSL, 9pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 The Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Drew Wison, Lemon and Thyme, 5pm Callum Taylor, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Mafussa, Solbar, 6pm Caz, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm Malia Stirling + Murray Law, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Harii, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Radio Flyer, Caloundra RSL, 9pm Janice & The Violets, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Wilko, Caloundra RSL, 12pm Mo Swagger, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 1.30pm Suzie Keenan, Imperial Hotel, 2pm Orphans of Swing, Caloundra RSL, 4pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Alexander Mills, Maroochy Surf Club, 6pm Dave Gray Duo, Caloundra RSL, 6.30pm

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Tex Author: Tex Perkins with Stuart Coupe Publisher: PanMacmillan Australia RRP: $34.99 Reviewer: Leigh Robshaw If you enjoy no-holds-barred rock memoirs, complete with all the crazy tales and rude words that go along with being a bona-fide rock god, then grab a beer and settle in for a wild ride with Mr Gregory ‘Tex’ Perkins, one of Australia’s most enduring and charismatic frontmen. You don’t have to be a fan of the Beasts of Bourbon or the Cruel Sea, his two best-known bands, to love this book. It begins with hilarious anecdotes about his rough working class Catholic upbringing in Brisbane’s northern suburbs, fond memories of sneaking into the Boondall Drive-in and his initial forays into the music

industry, stumbling his way through dreadful performances in his earliest punk rock bands. It gets funnier and wilder from here on in, as he heads to Sydney and quickly makes a name for himself, eventually rising to the pinnacle of winning four ARIA awards with The Cruel Sea, touring a decade-long Johnny Cash tribute show and of course his supergroup, Tex, Don and Charlie, still touring as we speak. Oh – and don’t forget Tex Perkins and his Ladyboyz, a side project of soft rock songs Perkins made to annoy his record company (complete with a hilarious infomercial on YouTube you can watch at your leisure). Perkins is funny, disarmingly honest and down-to-earth and even as he tells stories about hanging out with the Rolling Stones (who he describes as really short), Nirvana and Iggy Pop, there’s not a whiff of pretence in this entertaining, very Aussie book. You can take the boy out of Brisbane, but you can’t take Brisbane out of the boy.

SUNSHINE COAST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORM ROMANTIC MASTERS

MYER Maroochydore, Level 1 The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra are set to perform their Romantic Masters concert, giving audiences the chance to experience a horn concerto. Bach was one of the first composers in his Brandenburg No.1 in F to use the horn as a solo instrument along with his contemporaries Vivaldi and Corelli. Due to the technical advancement of the instrument, composers like Richard Strauss later developed the instrument’s range and power through their compositions so that it became the virtuosic instrument of today. Strauss’ Horn Concerto No.1 features in this concert and is played by Liam Horne, a rising leading exponent and superb player of the instrument’s repertoire.

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The concerto is in three movements, which are played continuously, and the composition is typical of Strauss’ music at this time, being romantic in style. The program also features the Slavonic Dances by Dvorak, the Peer Gynt Suite No.1, and two of Sibelius’ cornerstones of the orchestral repertoire, his Karelia Suite and the tone poem, Finlandia. Be immersed and absorbed in the dramatic and brilliant performances of the Sunshine Coast Orchestra’s players and soloist, conducted by Adrian King. Romantic Masters is at the St Peter’s Anglican Church in Maroochydore on September 16 at 2pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at sunshinecoastsymphonyorchestra.com.

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people have their head forward and looking down. This is an unnatural posture and is creating a common problem that health care providers are seeing more often. The people most at risk are office workers and our youth. “We are seeing 10-12-year-olds who spend hours every day on their mobile phones creating neck pain and poor postures,” says Sunshine Coast chiropractor Dr David Hendrey of Hendrey Chiropractic. “Previously we would only see these problems in people who were sitting at a desk for eight to 10 hours every day. “Now anyone who loves their phone and uses it for prolonged periods are at risk.” The common symptoms of this condition are, stiffness and soreness in the neck, shoulder restriction, arm pain and sometimes even pins and needles into the arms or hands. If you think you may be suffering, call your local chiropractor for advice and assessment.

GOT A SPLITTING HEADACHE? Anyone who has experienced a severe headache will know all too well the impact this illness can have on day-to-day life. This week marks Headache Awareness Week and, given that around 70 per cent of the population will experience a tension headache at some point in their life, it’s a health campaign that is sure to benefit many people. Hosted by Headache Australia, the event – held from September 11 to 15 – offers support to the more than five million Australians who suffer from migraines and headaches. Sufferers can seek information and advice throughout the week with seminars made available across Australia. Sunshine Coast residents will find information and support available at Coastal Headache Clinic.

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TYPES OF HEADACHES There are an estimated 36 types of headaches: Chinese Restaurant Syndrome – induced by eating MSG, these headaches create pressure and tightness in the face, burning sensations and a band-like sensation around the forehead. Cluster – the term given to this rare chronic disease of attacks that occur in groups. Symptoms include excruciating, burning pain. Eyestrain – a pain and heaviness around the eyes causing undiagnosed eye issues. Migraine – Severe throbbing pain often accompanied by nausea, sensitivity to sound, light and smells. Hot-dog headache – Dilation of the blood vessels inside the skull caused by eating nitrates leads to a moderate headache. Visit headacheaustralia.org.au.

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Feeling an urgent need to urinate Difficulty starting to urinate A slow or intermittent stream of urine Leaking or dribbling after urination Blood in the urine Pain when urinating Pain in the lower back or pelvis.

If you have any of these symptoms it does not necessarily mean you have prostate cancer. It may well be that you have benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). This is common in men over 50. The advice for men with

any of these symptoms is to make an appointment to see your GP. For men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital has many specialist Urologists and expert staff ready to care for you. The hospital has a range of treatment options should you require surgery, that your surgeon will discuss with you. This may include robotic surgery using the Sunshine Coast’s only Da Vinci Xi Robot. The hospital’s robot was installed earlier this year and gives the surgeon a 3D view of the prostate, which is magnified up to ten times. Operations are performed using keyhole surgery through a small incision in your lower abdomen. The robotic arms, which hold various instruments are inserted through these incisions. The 3D vision and smaller instruments used, allow the surgeon to more precisely operate in confined areas of the pelvis while also eliminating the need for larger incisions. The surgical instruments are manipulated as an extension of the surgeon’s hands to complete the operation. To find out more, please talk to your GP, call 07 5390 6000 or visit the website: sunshinecoastuniversityprivate.com.au

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cne and ongoing pimple issues can lead to insecurity and self-esteem issues, especially in young people. Acne is a common problem, up to 90 per cent of teenagers will experience it and about 10 per cent of adults will have ongoing issues. Central Dermatology Clinic’s Dr Christina Sander shares her advice on how to achieve healthy skin.

TEENAGE ACNE Just when our appearance becomes so important and we want to look our best, acne can begin to be a real problem. Some teens seem to not worry too much about acne. For most teenagers, however, this

3. START ACNE TREATMENTS EARLY ON Acne can often be prevented from flaring up by starting a routine of regularly using suitable skin care products that are non-comedogenic and anti-bacterial. Teenagers need to be reminded that regular use of those products is essential. For severe acne or a family history of severe acne, a dermatologist should be consulted. especially visible skin problem can be upsetting. If your teenager seems troubled by acne, here is how you can help:

1. TAKE ACNE SERIOUSLY Telling your teen that the pimples, blackheads, and other blemishes will eventually clear on their own may do more harm than good. Studies show that selfesteem rises when acne clears. Without treatment, acne sometimes becomes severe, potentially leaving significant scars in the affected areas.

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further leads to that awful place of not working toward goals, exercising or enjoying simple things, then feeling guilt, while wondering where did the old me go? The usual kickstarts to get back on track include positive mindset, a new diet, relaxation, more sleep, and forcing yourself to get out and exercise, though if you’re nutrient poor, such as low in iron, iodine, or vitamin C, caused by the original overload to your system, you’ll do it tough to maintain the new regime. You’ll be surprised how easily you can turn it around when your body gets what it needs to support your energy needs. Be your own best friend, take care of you, and be the best version of you once again.

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8 IDEAS TO GET THE KIDS ENGAGED AND ACTIVE THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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It’s hard to believe we’re already at the pointy end of the year. After three terms of hard work, the kids deserve some time off and fortunately, we’re in for some beautiful weather, so make sure they get plenty of fun in the great outdoors. My Weekly Preview has compiled lots of fun stuff to help keep the whole family entertained these school holidays. From the sedate to the great, from the fun to the frivolous, get out and about this spring with your offspring.

1. CHECK OUT THE WHALES, NO MATTER WHICH SPEED YOU PREFER There’s no better way to leap into the school holidays than jumping on board Whale One. The 120-passenger double-storey, twin-hull catamaran ventures out in search of the humpback whales migrating along our beautiful coastline. Or for some adrenaline-filled fun consider the 48-passenger speed boat Wild One. This experience won’t disappoint, as you travel on a low-profile boat that is safe and very comfortable and gets you out to the whales quicker. After they leave the icy waters of Antarctica, the humpbacks migrate around 5000 kilometres on average, one of longest migratory journeys of any mammal on the planet.

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There are no words to explain that first breathtaking moment you see a 30-tonne whale leap out of the ocean and splash back down. The humpback whale is well known for its acrobatic abilities and playful nature, which captivates all who witness them. These curious creatures are often found in small groups called pods that journey north to warmer waters to mate and birth their young. Spectators aboard the Whale One have been incredibly lucky so far this season, seeing several newborn calves – many only days old. Many mothers and newborn calves are seen on their southern migration, so being able to see them this early in the season has been spectacular.

Having these gentle giants swim inquisitively close to the boat, rolling over and showing their bright white undersides is an encounter worth experiencing. Join the Whale One or Wild One crew for a memorable experience – seeing nature at its best. Don’t miss the magic of the migration this season. Visit whaleone.com.au.

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Octonauts crew members. You can also join the ocean’s heroes as they dive into action for the ultimate Octonauts mission and ride in the Gup-E with the Octonauts crew. Visitors will dive into action and talk to Captain Barnacles, help with Kwazii’s search for hidden treasure, and watch Peso’s mission to clean the ocean. The new display includes sea stars, hermit crabs and axolotls – who, along with thousands of marine and freshwater animals including sharks, seals, turtles, stingrays, tropical fish and more – call SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast home. The Octonauts display is back at SEA LIFE from September 16. Book online and save. Walk-up prices are $39 for adults and $27 for children from three to 14 years old. Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. Visit sealifesunshinecoast.com.au.

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

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4. FIND YOUR INNER NINJA The Sunshine Coast’s first high-octane Adventurism business is 100 per cent open for business over the school holidays. Whether it’s a full day of supervised interactive, outdoor, fun on one of the School Holiday Programs run by a team of highly skilled, experienced, qualified, and fully insured instructors, or a bouldering and rock climbing adventure in the state-of-the-art indoor centre, Adventure Empire has plenty of options to keep your budding ninjas entertained. There are lots of engaging activities each day in the School Holiday Programs, with everything from mountain biking adventures, circus skills, mini Olympics, and fishing along the pristine Pumicestone Passage, to team building fun in the purpose-built Bunker where Nerf wars, safe archery, Zorb Ball, soccer and ball games take place. This is truly an energising alternative to traditional vacation care programs and spaces are limited, so be quick.

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Adventure Empire’s new Bouldering and Rock Climbing Centre is open every day, from 10am, during the school holidays. The centre is located Caloundra and features a challenging, but safe, physical, indoor experience. 2/2 Park Place, Caloundra. Visit adventureempire.com.au.

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Aussie World is offering even more fun these school holidays with yet another awesome ride being launched. The brand-new Speed Stars is an exciting new kids race car experience, with children of all ages able to test their skills around this winding race track. This fun new experience is just one of five new rides and attractions that have opened at Aussie World in the past year alone, including the latest thrill ride – The Wasp. Now the weather is warming up, the popular Leak ‘n Logs water play area will get kids of all ages laughing as they’re drenched beneath random water buckets and irregular dancing water jets. The popular Ride the Night event series is on again these holidays, taking shape as the inaugural Sea FM Covered Festival after dark on September 23. The festival features eight artists

playing across two stages throughout the night, including an impressive range of rides and attractions, roving entertainers and street food stalls. Discounted tickets are available now online. Downunder Drive, Bruce Highway, Palmview. Visit aussieworld.com.au

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6. GET UP TO MISCHIEF WITH PIRATES IN DOWNTOWN CALOUNDRA International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19 is a holiday created in 1995 by John ‘Ol’ Chumbucket’ Bauer and Mark ‘Cap’n Slappy’ Summers, of Albany in the US. The pair proclaimed this to be the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. Instead of greeting a friend with the simple “hello,” on September 19, you will swap it out for “ahoy, matey”. To celebrate this auspicious day, Downtown Caloundra and the Caloundra Business Alliance is set to host its inaugural Pirate Fest 2017, which will include various activities for school children and young adults in high school to venture into Caloundra and have a bit of fun during the first week of the holidays. The Caloundra Business Alliance is all about connecting business with the community and is the driver behind the inaugural Pirate Fest. Activities run from September 15 to 22 and include a Treasure Map Hunt, a

colouring-in completion, and Find the Pirate on September 19. This is where a real live pirate will be out and about in town between 11am and 2pm and if you follow the clues on Snapchat (d_caloundra) and Instagram (@downtowncaloundra) you will be in the running for some amazing prizes. So, batten down the hatches and head into Caloundra during Pirate Fest to plunder for prizes aplenty. Treasure maps and colouring in sheets can be collected from Escape Room Oz, 51 to 55 Bulcock Street in the ANZ Arcade from September 15.

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7. GET CREATIVE WITH LEGO Take up the Ninja challenge or try out some coding with the ultimate workshops with Lego these school holidays. Celebrating the launch of the Lego Ninjago Movie and in response to the coding revolution, Bricks 4 Kidz has developed all new building experiences that enable children to build their favourite characters, create the most awesome moving machines and develop skills for the modern world. In the Extreme Ninja Creator/Technic workshop students use their imagination, Lego building skills and immerse themselves in exciting Lego-based activities.

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ver 50s living has never been more active on the Sunshine Coast than it is right now, and home owners at Halcyon communities are leading the charge. About 350 residents from four local Halcyon communities recently proved that life doesn’t slow down at 50 after taking part in this year’s Sunshine Coast Marathon. The Halcyon crew was out in force in a blaze of orange as the largest team among the 8000 competitors at this year’s event. It brought together home owners from Halcyon Lakeside and Halcyon Landing at Bli Bli, Halcyon Parks at Caloundra and Halcyon Glades at Caboolture. “That just about sums up life at a Halcyon community,” says Donna Osborne, the community manager at Halcyon Lakeside and Halcyon Landing. “They’re about the most energised and active group of people you could ever hope to meet and

that’s what we try to encourage through all of our communities – even if it’s just a chance to socialise with your neighbours.” The success of Halcyon’s over 50s developments is supported by a strong focus on lifestyle amenities, including the provision of state-of-the-art recreation facilities created exclusively for residents. This year, Halcyon has stepped up the pace at Halcyon Lakeside in Bli Bli with the opening of a sophisticated new recreation club, which features a spectacular raised tennis court, a health and wellness centre with fully equipped gym and circuit room, a mineral salt resort pool and sunset bar. For the active creative types, there is an arts precinct that caters for potters, messy art projects, wood working and metal work. “A great deal of thought and planning has gone into the new recreation club to ensure that it has something for all residents,” says Halcyon Lakeside project

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director Chris Carley. “It even has a 31-seat Gold Class-style theatre with top-of-the-line screen and audio, electric recliners chairs and glow-in-the-dark carpet.” Personal trainer Sammy Pluck knows first-hand the benefits of active living. She has been working with Halcyon communities for more than four years running aqua aerobics and circuit training for residents, plus creating personal training plans for home owners. “It’s not about making everyone capable of running a marathon, but we have a lot of people become involved who have never exercised before,” Pluck says. “It’s really amazing to see people of that age wanting to get out and move, whether it be gym classes or walking groups. “We certainly know when to scale it back, because everyone has their own pace. It’s more about creating a welcoming

experience for everyone and really embracing the benefits. In the time I’ve been working with Halcyon it’s been really great to see so much improvement in their bodies.” Pluck, who has been a personal trainer for more than 12 years, describes the facilities at Halcyon Lakeside among the best on the Sunshine Coast for encouraging active living. “The recreation club at Halcyon Lakeside incorporates so many facilities to make active living so much easier for residents. It’s a great place to meet and get to know one another, all while getting fitter.” Halcyon Landing home owner Tricia Taylor was one of the 350 residents who took part in this year’s marathon. The former taxation officer trained once a week ahead of the event with fellow Halcyon residents for her fourth marathon. “As we grow older, we don’t have to vegetate – we can and should still be part of life,” she says.

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ver 50s developer Halcyon has embraced the great outdoors with the release of its latest homes at Halcyon Lakeside on the Sunshine Coast. The 231-home community comprises 35 lakefront homes, and the final 14 luxury homes have now been released. Halcyon Lakeside encourages residents to embrace an active lifestyle, and the homes in this release benefit from being the closest homes to Lakeside’s multimillion-dollar Recreation and Lifestyle Centre. Halcyon Lakeside project director Chris Carley says the lakefront homes encompass the ultimate in lifestyle living to take advantage of the desirable lifestyle in the booming coastal township. “These premium lifestyle homes situated by the lake are a two-minute stroll to the recently completed recreation club, which is the heart of the community. “These are the closest homes available to the resort-style facility, and after reaching a sell-out status in the previous three releases, we’re expecting the lakefront homes to be snapped up quickly.” The superior eight-star energy-rated homes feature ducted air-conditioning, AEG appliances, 2pac and stone kitchens and

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FAST facts • Located in Bli Bli, Halcyon Landing is an award-winning 25-acre community bordered by a two-kilometre walking trail and natural parklands. The gated community features superior energy-rated, architect-designed homes, a host of recreational and resort facilities and a passionate community character. • Just five minutes drive from Caloundra’s beaches and town centre, Halcyon Parks is located in a leafy 36-acre site. Winner of multiple industry awards for seniors’ living and affordable housing, the 171-home masterplanned community incorporates quality architect-designed homes, gated security, comprehensive resort facilities and a strong community culture. • The third and newest Halcyon lifestyle community on the Sunshine Coast, Halcyon Lakeside is just minutes from the town centre of Bli Bli. Located on a 13-hectare site overlooking two lakes and framed by nature, Halcyon Lakeside offers luxury lakeside living in a secure, gated, masterplanned community. A full suite of five-star resort facilities, six kilometres of walking trails, expansive views of the hinterland and newly designed Halcyon homes all come together to make living at Halcyon Lakeside something special.

“property prices have risen 17.86 per cent in Bli Bli over the past three years” Lifestyle Release homes range in size from 312 square metres to 474 square metres and are priced from $564,000 to $739,000. Construction of the homes will start in October and be completed by February 2018. Halcyon Lakeside is in the masterplanned Parklakes 2 estate

surrounded by 20 hectares of forest including a walking trail network, a spacious park with cafe facing the lake, floating wetlands and neighbourhood park. In line with the facilities of an exclusive five-star country club, Halcyon Lakeside and Halcyon Landing at Bli Bli have proven attractive to over 50s buyers as the ideal

place to live and invest. The recent suburb report for Bli Bli from Your Investment Property reveals property prices have risen 17.86 per cent in Bli Bli over the past three years. In comparison, prices at Halcyon Landing have beaten that market average by rising 18 per cent over just 2.5 years.

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MOTORING PREVIEW

KOREAN EVOLUTION Once considered a bargain buy, Hyundai has taken a step into the big leagues with its impressive new i30 hatchback, writes Peter Atkinson, AAP.

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volution is a wonderful thing. But nowhere does evolution happen quite as quickly as it does at Hyundai. The uber-ambitious Korean carmaker seems to reinvent itself, and its models, almost as quickly as our federal politicians change their core beliefs. And, never more so than with the all-new version of its volumeselling i30 hatchback. While most manufacturers operate on cycles of roughly seven years between new models, Hyundai has compressed that for its

reinvented i30, the third all-new version since the car’s launch a decade ago. Hyundai has shaken off the need to look funky and modern as a point of difference in a crowded, competitive market. Instead, this i30 is far more conservative and conventional in its styling than the model it replaces. The brand has shaken off its “cheap and cheerful” persona with quantum improvements in build quality and equipment, although Hyundai’s eye for value remains. To emphasise the point, they’ve trimmed $500 off the base-model pricing of

the i30, despite a claimed $2000 worth of additional equipment being included. An eight-inch touch-screen display with satellite navigation, plus Apple Car-play and Android Auto, are standard across the range, including the $20,950 Active base model. Three engine options are offered – from an upgraded 2-litre four in the lower-spec levels; a turbo-diesel variant plus an all-new, impressive 1.6-litre turbocharged four in the upper models. Top-spec models also get a seven-speed dual-clutch auto. We tested the flagship SR Premium ($33,950) complete with turbo engine and DCT transmission and were impressed in just about every way. The i30’s ride is exemplary with balanced handling and the quiet, assured way it soaks up bumps and road imperfections. Steering is accurate and delivers great feel for the road. The engine is sharp and responsive – not surprising given its outputs of 150kW and 265Nm. The Premium adds plenty of extra kit, including leather trim, wireless phone charging, LED headlights, collision avoidance and emergency braking systems as well as cruise control, lane departure assistant and blind spot detection. Interior styling of the new i30 is classy and fairly understated. Just like the exterior styling, they’ve pared things back quite noticeably – opting for quality finishes and

materials rather than the more flashy, look-at-me styling of the previous model. The reality is that in the space of little more than a decade, the Hyundai has gone from a bargain option to now delivering standards to rival the very best of the Japanese marques – and quickly making ground on the best from Europe. And, that’s despite the fact that all of its competitors have continued to improve – markedly – over the same period of time.

HYUNDAI I30 SR PREMIUM HOW BIG? Sitting in the small hatch category it delivers interior space and cargo capacity (395L) that’s pretty close to class-leading. You’ll easily fit in four adults or, if you like, two parents plus three pre-teen kids. HOW FAST? The turbocharged 1.6litre, four-cylinder engine is amply sharp with 150 kilowatts on tap, efficiently delivered via a seven–speed dual-clutch transmission. Lowerspec models get a normally aspirated 2-litre four, and there’s also a diesel option. HOW THIRSTY? It’s average consumption of 7.5L/100km is not fabulous for a smallish machine – but pretty decent for one with this much performance. A pass mark. HOW MUCH? The all-new i30 pricing starts at just over $20-grand for the entry-level. You’ll have to dig considerably deeper for the style and comfort of the SR Premium tested here – it will set you back $33,950 plus onroads.

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INDUSTRY WRAP Sustainability awards for Queensland builders, top auction results and city folk flocking to our region point to good times for the Coast.

SUSTAINABLE HOMES RECOGNISED AT AUSTRALIAN AWARDS

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Gordon Macdonald is the founder of The Auction Group.

“…a home that has been designed to take advantage of passive solar heating” recycled brick walls and recycled concrete pipe, installed as a kitchen bench feature, illustrate a considered approach to materials,” commented the judges. Built with a zero-waste philosophy and carbon positive, the home is a prime example of a comfortable and sustainable home. The home also won the award for HIA Australian GreenSmart Display Home. Queensland winners included DJG Projects for Custom Built Home with their impressive off-grid sustainable house controlled by smart automation, and Eco-Essence Homes for Spec Home with their NatHERS thermal performance rating of 8.5 stars in a home that has been designed to take advantage of passive solar heating.

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he best in environmentallyresponsible housing have been recognised with the presentation of the HIA Australian GreenSmart Award seeing two winners from Queensland taking out coveted awards. HIA managing director Shane Goodwin says the award winners reach the pinnacle of sustainable building practices and are leading the industry in providing comfortable homes for their clients. “HIA GreenSmart Awards are a true showcase of builders and designers at the forefront of sustainability,” he says. “Now more than ever, consumers are looking for smarter ways to build and are increasingly seeking energy efficient homes for their comfort and long-term cost savings.” The prestigious 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home was presented today to Victorian building company The Sociable Weaver. With a distinctive butterfly-shaped roof for optimal solar penetration, the home is a stunning 10-star home designed to maximise energy efficiency. “The reclaimed internal green wall,

The Sunshine Coast has yielded wonderful results over the winter months. This increased activity derived from the obvious progress in infrastructure and migration from our southern capitals. In some segments the shortage of listings has undoubtedly put pressure on prices as demand forces competition at auction. On auction day we are seeing average

crowd sizes, registered bidders and overall auction clearance on the increase, so much so the last weekend of winter we saw 10 out of 11 auctions selling under the hammer or prior to auction day. The top end properties are attracting plenty of interest with a number of homes selling in between one and two million and on Saturday we concluded a sale at auction for $3,270,000 in Noosa Waters. With spring in full flight, we are looking forward to the next market snapshot. Will the traditional increase of listings balance the demand or will it continue to remain steady? With well over 100 auction bookings out in front of The Auction Group, we are looking forward to finding out.

A Sydney couple who plan to retire on the Sunshine Coast have purchased one of the few remaining house and land packages within the Yaroomba Beach community. The $1.1-million four bedroom, 2.5 bathroom double story home is part of the Affinity Collection at the Coolum Residences Beachside Estate. Sales consultant Catherine Smith says the number of enquiries from interstate buyers has increased dramatically over the past few months. “ABS Statistics indicated that the Sunshine Coast has the second highest internal net migration rate in the country

during 2015/16 with a 6200 population increase as a direct result of migration from other Australian regions,” she says. “Interstate buyers, particularly those from Melbourne and Sydney, are cashing in on the property boom and are now looking to enjoy the Coast’s relaxed lifestyle, which also includes homes that are within their price range.” The home includes an 8-star energy rating and Smith says this will make the home much more affordable over the long term and with the last four homes about to be completed within the Affinity collection, enquiry has increased. myweeklypreview.com.au

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Space, light and lots of lifestyle at 46 Serenity Circuit. • Every aspect of this design layout works to capture the beauty of its stunning, lakeside location. • A well appointed kitchen features plenty of work space across stone benches with quality appliances like the 900mm stove. Plus large outdoor dining and entertaining area. • A very private, larger master bedroom includes a spacious ensuite, walk in robe and its own balcony that too overlooks the lake and beyond. • A second lounge upstairs adds privacy between master bedroom and three other, carpeted bedrooms, all of which feature built-ins. A second large bathroom caters for the whole family. • A light and airy interior is complimented by split system air-conditioning and fans throughout to provide year round living comfort for you and your family.

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Look at 11 Meridien Drives’ stunning waterfront location! • A beautiful inner city, home within one of Sunshine Cove’s premier lakeside precincts. • Stylish architectural features give this home strong street appeal. Inside the large open living area extends out onto a northerly facing alfresco space with panoramic views across the lake. • A private and spacious master bedroom includes a large ensuite, separate walk in robe and balcony overlooking the water. • A well appointed kitchen offers plenty of work space, stone bench tops and quality appliances. • A second media room upstairs separates the master suite from the other three carpeted bedrooms, all of which feature built-ins. • Split system air-conditioning provides you and the family with year round living comfort.

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NOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX.* BRIDGES, 18 Kanes Road

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Modern Immaculate Home On A Magnificent 10 Acres If you’re looking for a useable acreage, room to spread out or simply a relaxing lifestyle offering peace and tranquillity, this amazing lifestyle property could be for you. The current owners love their horses and have added a 51m x 28m sand arena, horse shelters 4 paddocks all with water, a day yard, stable, tack room, three hitching rails with taps.

Inspect: Saturday 16th September 10–10.45am Auction: Saturday 7th October at 11am

The beautifully presented modern lowset home features:

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• 4 spacious bedrooms plus an office • Open plan kitchen • Salt water pool • Wrap around verandahs • 2.6 metre high ceilings throughout •Large country style laundry • Solar hot water

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• A self contained studio • Wireless NBN connection • 20m x 7m shed with 2 stables • 4 car under roof parking in the shed • Separate skillion roof carport, high enough for a horse float.

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WOOMBYE, 96 Kiel Mountain Road

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Let the Good Times Roll… Kick back and relax in comfort and style in this charming family home set back from the road on a private acre framed by lush tropical vegetation, and offering an enviable easycare lifestyle in a dress circle pocket of Woombye, surrounded by premium properties. • Charming family home on private acre, dress circle sought-after acreage pocket • Spacious open plan living & dining, quality kitchen with s/steel appliances • Wrap around timber deck for relaxation, awesome poolside alfresco entertaining • Polished floors, ceiling fans, spa bath • Abundant storage, DLUG + on-site parking, concrete driveway, established vegetation • Close proximity to Suncoast Christian College, 10 mins to Woombye/Palmwoods amenities and 20 minutes to beaches and Sunshine Plaza • Long-term owner seriously motivated. Buy today and embrace the shiny life!

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Agent Tony Bennett, 0424 855 244 Steve Perry 0418 711 955 www.oustandingagents.com.au ID: 18913035

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Come home to this magnificent property, relax and enjoy the exceptional views and serenity. • 2.41 acres • Large workshop – would suit tradie or home business • Open plan living with ceiling fans and aircon • Generous wrap around verandas

Price: Offers over $775,000 Inspect: By Appointment www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 18886455 Tony Bennett 0424 855 224 RE/MAX Property Sales

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NOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX.* MAROOCHYDORE, 6/75 Sixth Avenue

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Beachside Holidays In The Endless Summer Located perfectly in the beachside precinct of Maroochydore, this value-for-money apartment gives owners asset assurance while visitors love the many restaurants, clubs, markets and shopping nearby; and the beach of course.

Price: $275,000 negotiable Inspect: Please contact Chris

Chris Ryan 0455 974 039 www.remaxcoastandcountry.com.au ID: 18669285

• Just a few steps to spectacular patrolled Maroochydore beach • Bowls Club, Surf Club, Tennis Club within a few minutes walk • Sunny rooftop deck area with a view to the ocean • Well appointed, modern and appealing with a fresh coat of paint • Sparkling resort style pool and amenities with a carpark underneath • Excellent onsite management and booking systems on the web

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Contemporary Warmth - Detached Granny Flat

Best Value Home In Palmwoods Amazing value brick and tile home in cul de sac street with north facing garden. • Light & bright family home on 790m2 • Elevated outlook from rear deck patio • Air-conditioned with 2 living areas • Mainbed with renovated ensuite • Fully appointed gas cook kitchen • Fenced yard & located near to schools

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Price: Offers from $470,000 considered Inspect: Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:18890155 Steve G Pery 0448 884 093 RE/MAX Office Name

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

Price: $555,000 Inspect: Saturday September 10-10.30am Joanne Everson 0406883250 For more details visit: www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 16833585 RE/MAX Property Sales

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oasting a privileged position in one of the Sunshine Coast’s most coveted areas, this large Mons residence with ocean views is privately nestled on nearly six acres. Located close to Buderim, the home is designed as two separate wings. It is surrounded by rolling lawns and natural bushland. Custom designed for either the large or extended family, this residence offers multiple living options. Snuggle in front of the fireplaces, relax on the upstairs balcony or practice on the putting green. The home can be used for dual living as each dwelling has its own garage and electricity meter.

MINYAMA, 30 Chelsea Crescent

63 GLENMOUNT ROAD, MONS 6 bed, 4 bath, 8 car Offers over $1.25 million Define Property 5478 2477 Athena Law 0408 884 104

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Spectacular Waterfront Oasis Offering Dual Living • 5 bed, 3 bath home with dual living options designed by Ryan Designer Homes • Multiple living areas with glass windows overlooking the pool & canal

Price: $1.3m Neg Inspect: Every Saturdays/Private Viewings

• Gourmet kitchen with integrated high-end appliances

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quire Development Group has launched its latest project. Allure Mooloolaba consists of 32 boutique apartments, set over seven expansive levels within close proximity to the beach, cafes, shops and restaurants. The locally owned development group, led by Peter and Sharon Fletcher, boasts more than 60 years industry experience and has a successful track record with residential projects within Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland and Cotton Tree. Located at 71-73 First Avenue Mooloolaba, the site was secured by the group who recognised the potential to deliver luxury apartment living in a location surrounded by a rare combination of growth, development and beauty.

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ALLURE MOOLOOLABA 71-73 FIRST AVENUE, MOOLOOLABA 1, 2, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1-2 car From $460,000 (2 bed) Colliers International Project Marketing Allure Sales 0473 589 630

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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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

• Dedicated outdoor BBQ area with granite benches and covered fridge space

• 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

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

26 MOUNTAIN CREEK ROAD, MOUNTAIN CREEK Auction on site Saturday, September 16 @ 12pm McGrath 5450 8000 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147

21/3 PACIFIC BOULEVARD, BUDDINA Auction on site Saturday, September 16 @ 3pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388

19 SHARON CRESCENT, MOUNTAIN CREEK Auction on site Saturday, September 16 @ 10am McGrath 5450 8000 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147 Wade Mills 0407 472 331

2/5A SORENSEN AVENUE, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, September 16 @ 2pm TM Estate Agents 5373 5077 Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711

6 NORFOLK COURT, PELICAN WATERS Auction In-rooms, Breakfree Grand Pacific 100 Bulcock Street Caloundra, Thursday, September 14 @ 11am Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

11 ERNEST STREET, KINGS BEACH Auction on site Sunday, September 17 @ 2pm Place New Farm 3107 5111 Judy Newlands 0414 472 707 50 BUNGAMA STREET, MAROOCHYDORE Auction on site Saturday, September 16 @ 11am First National Coastal Mooloolaba 5444 0800 Paul & Lisa Angell 0438 468 378

21 RUTHERFORD PLACE, PELICAN WATERS Auction on site Saturday, September 16 @ 12pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Amy Piggott 0475 574 060 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 39 TOWEN MOUNTAIN COURT, TOWEN MOUNTAIN Auction on site Saturday, September 16 @ 2pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Anne Wallace 0418 769 466

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2/5A Sorensen Avenue, Buderim

124 MOOLOOLAH DRIVE, MINYAMA Sold for $2,160,000 / 5 beds, 4 baths, 3 cars McGrath Mooloolaba 5450 8000 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147 Damien Michael 0413 024 124

MARKET TRACKER A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 109 PACIFIC BOULEVARD, BUDDINA $1,500,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car McGrath Buderim, Stuart Thomas 30 BRAEMAR ROAD, BUDERIM $515,000 / 4 bed, 1 bath, 2 car McGrath Buderim, Lou Cooper 29-35 JORL COURT, BUDERIM $1,300,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car McGrath Buderim, Chris Pace & Damien Michael

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21 LAVARACK CRESCENT, BUDERIM $880,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car McGrath Buderim, Chris Pace & Damien Michael

15 COONOOWRIN CRESCENT, MOUNTAIN CREEK Passed in, post auction interest 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Kyle Adams 0458 040 209 Michael Chapman 0422 010 000

72/40 LAKESIDE CRESCENT, CURRIMUNDI $433,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car McGrath Buderim, Peter Hill & Michelle Hill

11 BEETHOVEN CIRCUIT, SIPPY DOWNS Passed in / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car First National Lifestyle Sippy Downs 5450 1515 Gavin Flaton 0414 826 687

32 RAINBIRD COURT, PALMWOODS $485,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Vanessa Brunton

53 MANNIKIN ROAD, TANAWHA Passed in; now listed as offers in high $1,000,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 3 car TM Estate Agents 5373 5077 Tanya Montgomery 0414 260 711

3 BROOKROOK AVENUE, SIPPY DOWNS $480,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car McGrath Buderim, Ben Hamiliton

LOT 57 ALLAMBIE PLACE, LANDSBOROUGH $276,000 / Vacant land Next Property Group, John Skerlak

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5442 1888

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BRAND NEW ... VERY IMPRESSIVE & READY TO GO! • Brand new family home .. ready for your personal touch • Quality brick home, construction incorporates many modern living features that will tick all the boxes • Spacious open plan living with central “Chefs” kitchen • Loads of natural lighting due to extensive use of windows • Lounge opens to back entertaining area which provides long range rural views • Ready to move into, nothing to do. Builders Warranty in place.

Price: $495,000 Inspect: Saturday 12-12.40pm Contact: John Pyne 0418 710 209 www.riddellrealestate.com.au Property ID: 515143

WOOMBYE: 15 NEW STREET. NEW LISTING! “ WALK TO WOOMBYE” Inviting home with sizeable deck. 3brm 1bath 2car. Downstairs completely built in.

COES CREEK: 13 NALIN LANE. “BUSH VIEWS”. GREAT ENTERTAINING! High ceilings, views, quiet location, 3brm 2bath, modern kitchen + more

WOOMBYE: 21 BUNYA PINE PLACE: “ULTRA STYLISH – VIEWS – DIVERSE” Tastefully, fully refurbished, style & quality. 4brm, 2bath,1car , many extra features throughout

WOOMBYE: 12 SWEET WATER ST. “QUIET CUL DE SAC POSITION” Spacious 4brm family home. Quality built & designed. Views + Location!

WEST WOOMBYE: 196 BLACKALL RANGE RD “PRIVATE-IMMACULATE HOME” A smart design (304sqm) u/roof, modern 4brm home, 2bath, 3 bay shed, level and easy care. Ducted air, 9’ ceilings, undercover entertaining. Situated on a private ½ acre.

OPEN SAT. 11–11.40 $389,000 OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 MID-HIGH $300,000s OPEN SAT. 12-12.40 $545,000 OPEN SAT. 1–1.40 $549,000 OPEN SAT 1-1.40 $ VALUE BUY

Tastefuly renovated .. like brand new. 5brms,2bath,4car + many extras!

OPEN SAT. 2-2.40 HIGH $600,000s

WOOMBYE: “EXCELLENT PRIVACY”. TASTEFULLY PRESENTED

HIGH $300,000S

WEST WOOMBYE: 115 OLD PALMWOODS RD. “PRIVATE LIFESTYLE”

Open plan living with modern kitchen, 3 good sized brms + extra rooms & more! Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 | Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 | John Pyne 0418 710 209 | Virginia Brown 0400 763 837 | BJ Fullarton 0413 301 579

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STUNNING BUDERIM HOME Defining style, this stunning Rainforest Sanctuary home is the epitome of casual executive living. Positioned behind a remote gate entry, the large lawn and well maintained gardens combine with the timber pivot front door to provide a grand entrance into this architectural home. A sprawling open space and a raised casual living area with central kitchen spill out to the outdoor terrace, all framed with louvres and timber bi-fold doors leading to the inground pool. Rainforest Sanctuary is well established as the premier family residential neighbourhood within the education precinct.

49 TRIBULATION CIRCUIT, BUDERIM 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, September 23 @ 11am Century 21 – Grant Smith Property Russell Dell 0400 409 000

OCEAN VERGE IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE WITHIN KINGS BEACH / CALOUNDRA. 2 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM FROM $359,000 3 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM FROM $470,000 With SIX beaches to choose from (Kings, Bulcock, Golden, Dicky, Shelly and Moffat Beach) the enviable coastal lifestyle is at your doorstep along with a huge selection of cafés, restaurants, beachfront dining, walking tracks, shops and open parks at your disposal. Boutique in scale and architecture, Ocean Verge Kings Beach offers just 40 apartments, all with secure basement parking rising 7 levels providing stunning ocean views, spacious designs and exacting attention to detail with premium fittings and fixtures. The just opened Sunshine Coast University Hospital which leads Australia’s largest new integrated health precinct is just 10 minutes drive from Ocean Verge. With a projected 12,000 high income health industry jobs being created, massive ongoing demand for rental properties such as Ocean Verge appears assured.

27 VERNEY STREET KINGS BEACH AGENT ON SITE STAURDAY 11-11.30AM OCEANVERGE@PRD.COM.AU 1800 988 242 WWW.OCEANVERGE.COM.AU

Investors and residents alike will take advantage of the stunning location, ocean views, market beating prices and indicative returns of *5.25% p.a.

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Multi Auction Event Ramada Marcoola Wednesday 4th October 2017 @ 6pm www.northshorerealty.com.au Open to View Sat & Sun 11am-12pm

Auction

MT COOLUM 36 Boardrider Crescent LUXURY BEACHSIDE LIVING Listen to the sounds of the surf throughout this stunning home designed for premium beachside living only footsteps from the Boardwalk entrance. Near new, low maintenance property designed across a sensationally positioned 731m2 corner block allowing 2 street vehicle access & offstreet parking for up to 6 vehicles. Perfect N/E aspect provides optimal living conditions indoor or outdoor, summer or winter. Entertainers kitchen with butlers pantry seamlessly flows to spacious outdoor entertaining overlooking private swimming pool. Floorplan provides generously sized bedrooms spaced throughout & includes spacious en-suite to main, 2 living plus separate office/study.

Open to View Sat & Wed 11-11.45am

MARCOOLA 9 Lakedrive Crescent IDYLLIC LAKEFRONT DUAL LIVING HOME Lay back and enjoy the beachside lifestyle. Facing east overlooking the lake this home commands a peaceful outlook. Unique investment opportunity with many options. Earn an income & profit - rental return of $740p/w. Gourmet kitchen, flowing living areas opening to the verandah. Parents retreat, plus three bedrooms including study. Double car accommodation, plus separate self-contained apartment combined living and dining, compact kitchen and laundry. Convenient access to Marcoola beach, local village cafes, restaurants and parks.

Coolum Beach Sales Marcoola Sales Permanent Rentals Body Corporate

5446 2500 5448 7444 5448 9111 5448 8725

ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Units 1 & 2, 17 The Grove

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KEITH BLANCHARD 0419 676 037 keith@northshorerealty.com.au

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Open to View Sat & Wed 4-5pm

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Stylish & centrally located duplex pair hits the market. On 2 separate titles, the properties can be sold together or separately. Equally appealing to both savvy investors & those looking for the perfect home. Quality fixtures throughout, modern stone kitchens, generous family bathrooms, air con & ceiling fans. Each townhouse consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with decks front & back, plus DLUG. 900m to the beach, within walking distance to the Maroochydore CBD, shops, schools & transport. Low maintenance & secure investment.

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WALTER JOHNSON 0488 989 363 walter@northshorerealty.com.au

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Multi Auction Event Ramada Marcoola Wednesday 4th October 2017 @ 6pm www.northshorerealty.com.au Open to View Sat, Sun & Wed 1-1.45pm

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BLI BLI 3 Kathleen Drive PRIVATE & GENEROUS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; THIS FAMILY HOME WILL BE SOLD

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MOUNT COOLUM 53 Kula Beach Shacks, 42 Boardwalk Blvd

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Defined by great street appeal, this generous, family feel home is surrounded with private settings. Fully fenced with a secure, front rendered brick wall, entry to the home is accessible only by a remote controlled gate. Featuring open plan living, master bedroom with an ensuite, user friendly kitchen and a large outdoor, JONATHON CAMERON covered entertaining area, this property is a must to inspect. Bli Bli is the next 0426 828 835 tipped, great investment area on the Sunshine Coast. Secure your future with 3 Kathleen Drive. jonathon@northshorerealty.com.au

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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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KEITH BLANCHARD 0419 676 037 keith@northshorerealty.com.au

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MT COOLUM U24 Coolum Fairways, 23 Lumeah Drive 3

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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MARCOOLA BEACH 39 Petrie Avenue 3

ORIGINAL BEACH SHACK They do not make them like this anymore and this would have to be one of the first homes built in the area and the older locals say it used to be the sales office for land sales in the area. Situated on a corner block with the beach only 150 metres away. The design was before its time in style as they are now building homes like this. The home consists of 3 bedrooms, open plan living area, trendy 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style kitchen and bathroom, large deck area to relax on, plus single carport.

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MARCOOLA Unit 8 Sand Dunes, 130 Mudjimba Esplanade

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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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LIZ HOPE 0422 494 686 liz@northshorerealty.com.au

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www.northshorerealty.com.au Open to View Saturday 11-11.30am

BUDERIM BEAUTY BUDERIM 25 Hillview Drive

OFFERS OVER $830,000

RAINFOREST OASIS IN BUDERIM

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This stylish family home, tucked away in a quiet cul de sac of Buderim, offers easy care leisure living of the highest calibre. All on one level this home consists of four great size bedrooms, two bathrooms, a massive studio room, stylish large kitchen, covered decks, media room, and a open combined dining/living JONATHON CAMERON area. The serene surrounds viewed from the main balcony or outside gazebo 0426 828 835 entertaining area provide the perfect oasis setting for the next owner of this home. jonathon@northshorerealty.com.au

Coolum Beach Sales Marcoola Sales Permanent Rentals Body Corporate

5446 2500 www.coolum.com.au 5448 7444 www.coolumholidays.com.au 5448 9111 5448 8725 Coolum Holidays 1300 303 423

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This new residence is designed to maximise space. The lightfilled downstairs living flows seamlessly to the covered alfresco entertaining area. The kitchen is sure to impress with a sleek Technistone waterfall bench and stylish pendant lighting. The master suite is air-conditioned and has a walk-in robe and ensuite. All bedrooms have built-ins and there is an additional study nook. The double garage provides an easy clean epoxy floor with extra storage. The property also boasts exclusive use of off-street parking for a caravan or boat. It is conveniently positioned within walking distance to Buderim Village, schools and parks.

2/5A SORENSEN AVENUE, BUDERIM 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, September 16 @ 2pm TM Estate Agents Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711

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his double storey home is located on an elevated block in Nambour. It offers five bedrooms, two bathrooms and multiple living areas. The large central kitchen complements the alfresco entertaining area, which overlooks the saltwater inground pool and gazebo. There is a double lock up garage plus separate carport all set on an 816m2 block with established gardens. The home itself features ceiling fans, airconditioning to the master bedroom, security screens, insulation, tinted windows and a spa bath in the main bathroom.

Feel at home

6 DOLPHIN DRIVE, NAMBOUR 5 bed, 2 bath, 3 car $530,000 - $570,000 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000 Richard Krausz 0422 997 810

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 11-11.30am

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Feel at home

Phone (07) 5476 3579 www.thepropertyleague.com.au

Feel at home with… Amber Fox 0405 357 735

Amber moved from Melbourne to the Coast in 2000. She lives on 1.5 acres with her family and loves sitting on the deck having Sunday pancakes in her PJ’s. Amber writes & sings gospel songs, plays the piano and enjoys cuddles with her 2 mastiff dogs. She’s an amazing mother of 4 and an almighty Mother of Real Estate.

FULLY RENOVATED HOME IN QUIET CUL-DE-SAC 8 Greenleaf Court, BUDERIM

Considering Offers over $550,000

• A/C lounge and dining area, large entertaining, easy care block 4 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car 898m2 • Open plan kitchen with dishwasher • Separate master with ensuite, all bedrooms with BIR and ceiling fans, security screens throughout Inspect: Saturday at • Remote control garage, garden shed and sprinkler system 10-10.30am • Close to public transport, childcare, parks, schools and shops Amber Fox 0405 357 735

OUR HUGE CHARITY CUDDLE List and Sell your property with us and

Sponsoring an elevator for the Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled’s new mezzanine level in their arena

20% of our sales commission

Funding 150 Desexing Procedures for eligible households with the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge

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CHARITIES TO BENEFIT FROM COMMISSION The team at The Property League is donating 20 per cent of their commissions to help organisations in need.

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inston Churchill famously said: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what

we give.” A Sunshine Coast real estate agent has taken this advice on board and is opting to adopt the mantra into her day-to-day work. Amber Fox, who has recently returned from maternity leave with her fourth child to launch The Property League, is wanting to see projects in local charities and community groups come to fruition. The answer is her Charity Cuddle campaign, which will see 20 per cent of her agency’s sales commissions donated to charity. “Professionals are often asked, ‘what is your point of difference?’,’’ she tells My Weekly Preview. “I am so fortunate to have such an amazing team with integrity and heart. “Yes, we are experienced agents who do a great job, but we also want to know we’ve made a difference well past the properties we sell. “We have a focus that sees the wider community benefit, as well as our vendors,

“Yes, we are experienced agents who do a great job, but we also want to know we’ve made a difference well past the properties we sell.”

from what we naturally do well.” The Property League team will be giving 20 per cent of their eligible sales commissions to the vendor’s choice of charity. Currently, the team is aiming to fund an elevator for the Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled Association’s recently built mezzanine level in their main building. The team is also fundraising to cover the cost of 150 de-sexing procedures at the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge to help with stray and abandoned animal numbers.

The Property League also works with Coast sporting clubs, community groups, schools, day cares and not-for-profit organisations by offering a fundraising program. “Ten per cent would probably still have the desired effect, but it gives me goose bumps to think of the impact 20 per cent would have on these groups who could otherwise take a year to rise this type of money,’’ Fox says.

The Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge is set to benefit from The Property League’s program.

More details on The Property League’s fundraising programs can be found in the about section of the organisation’s website. Visit thepropertyleague.com.au. If you, or someone you know is selling your property, call 5476 3579 to discuss your options.

CURRENT HOUSE & LAND PACKAGES L54 HORIZONS - 4 BEDROOM UNDER CONSTRUCTION This elegant new family home offering wonderful lifestyle, featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 separate living areas. Other features include, 40mm stone benchtops, gas cooktop, s/ steel appliances, coved alfresco entertaining area, north facing, DLUG, drive through access to backyard, 800m2 block with heaps of room for outdoor play.

Mid $600,000

L11 HORIZONS - DUPLEX UNDER CONSTRUCTION Each duplex is complete with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, well equipped kitchen, open plan living flowing out to a private patio and courtyard, separate laundry, and double lock up garage; Features include: air-conditioning, ceiling fans, blinds, Venini appliances, gas cooktop, Caesar stone bench top, gas hot water, NBN ready, fly screens and landscaping. U1 196m2 - $489,000 U2 179m2 - $479,500

L14 HORIZONS - DUAL KEY UNDER CONSTRUCTION On an 800m2 block, this Lifetime Constructions property, is complete with two separate fully self-contained residences, with a common wall. Unit one is complete with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living, patio, and double lock up garage; unit two is two bedrooms, one bathroom, open plan living, patio, and laundry in the single lock up garage.

$699,000

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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.

Timeless Design, Dual Living Options BUDERIM 10 Scenic Avenue • Four Bedrooms - Master Suite with Ensuite and WIR • Dual Living Options For Extended Family Living • Purpose Built Additional Garage With Separate Driveway • New Kitchen With Stainless Appliances & Stone Bench • 799m² Level Block Walking DIstance to Village Vendors Ready To Move - Must Be Sold

VIEW Saturday 16th September 9:00-9:30am FOR SALE Marketed At $775,000

AGENT Russell Dell 0400 409 000

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AUCTION ICONIC BUDDINA COMPLEX - INCREDIBLE WATER VIEWS - WILL BE SOLD THIS WEEKEND! 21/3 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina Interest in this stunning apartment has been overwhelming and will be sold this weekend. Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to secure a home in one of the most tightly held residential complexes on the coast. Spectacular panoramic views, spacious floorplan and perfectly located at Point Cartwright in Buddina, this property will have a new owner come Saturday – it could be you! Contact Karen or Ingrid to organise an inspection today!

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FIRST AVENUE MOOLOOLABA - ABSOLUTE QUALITY WITH A FIRST CLASS LOCATION 5/39-45 First Avenue, Mooloolaba ‘First Avenue’ is an excellent address and is an extremely well maintained complex. It is also well known to have no holiday lets. The property on offer has 3 bedrooms plus a large study or 4th bedroom, a beautiful well appointed kitchen with stone and stainless steel benchtops and top class European appliances. The home also comprises of large open plan living and dining areas which look out over the pristine ocean and Mount Coolum.

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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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EXCEPTIONALLY SPACIOUS FAMILY ABODE - LOOK NO FURTHER! 4+

12 Schooner Court, Wurtulla Make your dream lifestyle a reality in this fabulous ex Metro display home. Perfectly positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac, this lovely abode located within minutes of the Sunshine Coast Medical precint ticks all the boxes. Combining easy family living with a relaxed coastal lifestyle, this spacious and sophisticated home will leave you wanting for nothing. Be quick, this opportunity won’t last!

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AUCTION LARGEST BLOCK WITH VIEWS TO LOVE - INVEST IN A DEVELOPING AREA 5

21 Rutherford Place, Pelican Waters Designer home in the heart of Pelican Waters for you to own. Feel the beat of the progressing area surrounded by nature golfers and friendly neighbours in a quiet cul-de-sac. Take advantage of your new unobstructed calm open plan space. Garden paths to explore. Modern kitchen, Vac maid, fish to catch, canals to discover. Floor to ceiling windows, large storage and walk in robes in every bedroom.

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38 Naroon Crescent, Wurtulla This extraordinary and spacious family abode nestled within its own tropical oasis will impress the fussiest of buyers. Exuding immense charm and liveability, this immaculate home with open plan design, soaring ceilings and tranquil surrounds ticks all the boxes. Rarely do opportunities for dual living or a home based business present themselves to the market. Secure your very own piece of paradise in the highly sought after suburb of Wurtulla. A must to inspect - call Karen today!

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10 Madagascar Court, Kawana Island Priced to sell, this beautifully appointed residence has been designed to incorporate luxury living with a relaxed coastal ambience. Perfectly positioned close to award winning restaurants on the prestigious Kawana Island. This lovely abode styled with a touch of the “Hamptons” will not disappoint. The owners instructions are clear- MUST BE SOLD! Inspection is a must - Call Karen today.

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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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LARGE FAMILY HOME OR DUAL LIVING IN BUDERIM 27 Mons School Road, Buderim

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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 16th September 10-10.30am Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388

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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 16th September 11-11.30am Thursday 21st September 4-4.30pm Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388

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RENOVATED BEAUTY IN NAMBOUR

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ere is an opportunity to purchase a renovated family home in town central Nambour. The two level home sits on a fully fenced 640m2 block and boasts five bedrooms. The main has built-in cupboards and airconditioning. There are two bathrooms, an open plan kitchen, dining and living area. Plus, there are ceiling fans throughout the home. The downstairs bedroom can double up as a rumpus room or is ideal for a home-based business.

Excellence in Local Knowledge

12 ASPLAND STREET, NAMBOUR 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $449,000 First National Carolans Nambour 5441 1344 Andy Sharma 0410 989 177

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Positioned on an elevated private 7,605m block in a exclusive estate of only 26 homes in a location • Brand new Shed and concrete driveway 15 x 9 with two 4.2 metre electric roller door and awning. that is desired by many. A 5 minute drive will service your needs for rail transport, shops and • Secure, enclosed 6 vehicle plus caravan, trailer, boat storage areas. schools with the beach less than a 20 minute drive. Much, much more of this home comprising over • With over 60,000 water storage plus plumbed in-house bore water and a dam 531m2 under roof will be revealed to any qualified buyer that makes an appointment to inspect this home anytime. • Dual living possibilities effortlessly • 5 minute from Palmwoods or Eudlo in an Exclusive estate • Freshly updated undercover Alfresco area with an inground pool

Open for Inspection: Saturday and Sunday 11 - 11:30am 6 BED | 2 BATH | 6 CAR Address: 26 Cardinal Court Palmwoods Price: Offers Over $800,000

Craig Barnby 0427 533 731 www.barnbyrealestate.com.au ID: 361

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INSPECT

Saturday 16th September 2pm to 2:30pm Sunday 17th September from 1.30pm

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.

AUCTION

Sunday 17 September at 2pm, On-site

4 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR

judynewlands@eplace.com.au

KINGS BEACH 11 Ernest Street

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PROPERTY

PERFECT FOR THE OWNER OCCUPIER • Peaceful central location in Nambour • Private courtyard off the living area • Open plan design living, dining, kitchen • Single lock up garage with internal access • Balcony off the main bedroom Price $279,000 Ian Black 0407 587 503

ELEVATED & RENOVATED • Freshly renovated property in Nambour • Elevated hilltop location with views • 670m2 block with dual access • 2 living area & open plan designed living • Large downstairs BONUS room Price $359,000 Gary Langford 0412 348 533

BRICK & TILE & BIG BLOCK • Family friendly ALMOST FLAT fenced • Ideal place for fun & games • Beautiful mature trees • Low set spacious open plan living • Potential for caravan & boat OFI Sat 11.30 – 12 noon 63 Cooloolabin Rd, Yandina

RENOVATED WOOMBYE GEM This Woombye home has undergone a complete renovation resulting in a new style, open layout and neutral decor. The open plan offers a spacious living area and glass sliding doors that lead to the large covered deck where you can entertain, relax and take in the acreage views. The kitchen offers plenty of cupboard space, a walk-in pantry, Caesarstone benchtops and large electric oven with gas hotplates. The kitchen is well appointed, ideal for family gatherings and entertaining. The master bedroom is ensuited and all bedrooms have built-in robes and ceiling fans. The fifth bedroom is large enough to be utilised as a media room if desired.

115 OLD PALMWOODS ROAD, WEST WOOMBYE 5 bed, 2 bath, 4 car High $600,000s Riddell Real Estate 5442 1888 Virginia Brown 0400 763 837

Price Offers from $395,000 Ian Black 0407 587 503

MONS 63 Glenmount Raod

Impressive Dual Living Residence on Private Acreage 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.

OPEN HOME: Sat 16th Sept 11.00-11.30am VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au PRICE: Offers over $1.25 million AGENT: Athena Law 0408 884 104

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“Mark/Ossie is a local who knows the area and cares about its future. His approach as an agent is the same as he goes about his daily life: honest and respectful, aspects which can be lost in the real estate game. He marketed and sold a house of ours in Palm Drive, Mooloolaba and in doing so achieved the highest price result for a house ever sold in the streets entire 50 year plus history. Both seller and buyer were hugely pleased with the result”. David & Lisa Holmes - Vendors 95 Palm Dr Mooloolaba

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It’s not a perfect world…. Everything doesn’t always go to plan when you’re buying and selling property. So much is industry “hype’. When deciding who you will entrust to sell your biggest asset it’s important to consider an agents track record and local consistency in achieving solid results time and time again. Lifetime local knowledge - Word of mouth reviews - Runs on the board. Educated decisions are vital – Please feel welcome to contact me for a confidential chat about your next move. Mark Osborne 0423 106 384 E: ossie@defineproperty.com.au myweeklypreview.com.au

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PROPERTY

RENOVATION PROJECT IN THE MAKING

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ocated in the growth corridor in between the new Maroochydore CBD and Maroochydore beach, these high yielding registered flats represent a great long term investment. The three flats are currently tenanted for between $235 and $250 per week. There are two small garages at the rear of the 632m2 allotment and any future development of the site could take full advantage of the northerly aspect. The main building has been re-roofed. The property has a great holding income while you look towards redevelopment in the future.

50 BUNGAMA STREET MAROOCHYDORE 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, September 16 @ 11am First National Coastal Mooloolaba 5444 0800 Paul & Lisa Angell 0438 468 378

Brenden & Anna... Go with the best! Forget the rest. Thinking of selling? Want to experience a superior level of service?

We can help you.

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Give us a Belle. Brenden Southey 0417 633 035

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Anna Southey 0438 713 620 anna.southey@belleproperty.com

Belle Property Buderim Suite 2/90 Burnett Street, Buderim 5456 0212 belleproperty.com/buderim

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PROPERTY

KINGS BEACH OPPORTUNITY

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dyllically placed amongst the trees, and just moments from the glittering waters of Shelly Beach, words cannot describe how truly breathtaking this place is. This home is on a private 976m2 allotment with plenty of space for your boat and car collection. This home was built in the 1940s, handcrafted from solid concrete and beautiful hardwood timbers. It is lovely and cool in summer and warm in winter. No matter which way you look, there is beachfront nearby. Take your pick from Kings Beach or Shelly beach, go for a surf or perhaps enjoy a spot of fishing.

6D/135 Parkyn Parade, MOOLOOLABA

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car

• Situated in Newport Mooloolaba Apartments offering ultimate beachfront living • Sun soaked balconies with expansive ocean, wharf and marina views • Sleek upgraded kitchen with stone bench tops and quality appliances • Spacious open plan airconditioned interiors perfect for relaxed coastal living • Master suite with ensuite and balcony offering glorious marina and river views

Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711 tanya@tmestateagents.com.au

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PRICE Offers over $650,000 View Saturday 16th September 10am – 10.30am

2 Manor Lane, Buderim

11 ERNEST STREET, KINGS BEACH 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Sunday, September 17 @ 2pm Place 3107 5111 Judy Newlands 0414 472 707

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car

• Best value home on top of Buderim • Sleek kitchen with quality appliances and stone bench tops • Master bedroom with walk in robe and spa ensuite • Generous sized bedrooms all with built-ins and fans • Two outdoor living areas perfect for yearly seasonal changes

Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711 tanya@tmestateagents.com.au

PRICE $642,000 View Saturday 16th September 11am – 11.30am

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2/5A Sorensen Avenue, BUDERIM

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car

Motivated builder is keen to sell this executive brand-new residence situated in a prestige lifestyle location

Auction Saturday 16th September 2.00pm

offering easy care excellence at its finest. Designed to maximise space the light-filled downstairs living flows

View Saturday 16th September 1.30 - 2.00pm

seamlessly to the northern aspect covered alfresco entertaining. The epicurean kitchen is sure to impress with a sleek technistone waterfall bench and stylish pendant lighting.

Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711 tanya@tmestateagents.com.au Office 5373 5077

Results with Integrity

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

Offers in the high $1 millions

private gardens. Showcasing luxury and elegance in design and construction, no ex-pense has been spared

View Saturday 16th September 12 - 12.30pm

in creating this impressive residence. Generously proportioned the sun-drenched single level home offers the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living comparable to any six-star resort.

www.tmestateagents.com.au

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We put you first YANDINA 32 OLD GYMPIE ROAD

$469,000

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SIPPY DOWNS 11 BEETHOVEN CIRCUIT

Historic Queenslander - A Piece of History

OFFERS OVER $550,000

A Cut Above The Rest

Here in historic Yandina Town you’ll find one of the original farm houses built in the region. Situated on an East facing block within easy walking distance to the heart of town, and with commanding views of Mt Ninderry, this home combines grand design with an enviable location, all contributing to be one of Yandina’s most unique homes. This home has been intuitively renovated whilst maintaing traditional character features such as high ceilings, stained glass windows, VJ walls, ornate breezeways and polished timber floors throughout.

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!!

Please contact agent for a private inspection

Sellers instructions are clear IT MUST BE SOLD!!

INSPECT Saturday 16th from 10-10.30am FIRST NATIONAL CAROLANS NAMBOUR 5441 1344 MARK RODES 0432 074 867 WEB www.carolans.net

INSPECT Saturday 10-10:45am FIRST NATIONAL LIFESTYLE SIPPY DOWNS 5450 1515 GAVIN FLATON 0414 826 687 WEB www.fnlifestyle.com.au

MOOLOOLABA UNIT 6 ‘KIRRIBILLI ON THE RIVER’ 57-59 RIVER ESPLANADE

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When Simplicity Meets Style Here’s your opportunity to own a uniquely designed waterfront property that is perfectly presented in a first class location. Enjoy spectacular river views everyday from your courtyard with private pool. Features Include: • Built in audio surround sound system and provisions for home theatre projector screen • Electric Blinds and screens. • Reverse cycle air conditioning, ducted vacuum. • Secured basement carpark with storage and lift access. • Floating pontoon and jetty. Great for fishing & crabbing. INSPECT Friday 15th 4-5pm & Saturday 16th 9-10am FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL MOOLOOLABA 5444 0800 SUZANNE ANNABEL 0411 106 791 & JEAN HAMER 0419 034 500 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au

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Nambour - 5441 1344

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We put you first MOFFAT BEACH

AUCTION 4

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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 Maroochydore - 5443 3377 myweeklypreview.com.au

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Nambour - 5441 1344

Sippy Downs - 5450 1515

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TV GUIDE

ABC (CH2)

SEVEN (CH6)

NINE (CH5)

WIN (CH8)

SBS (CH3)

FRIDAY

6pm Sideliners. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 The Link. 8.00 QI. (PG) Hosted by Stephen Fry. 8.30 Thirteen. (MA15+) Part 3 of 5. 9.30 The Ice Cream Girls. (M) Part 1 of 3. 10.20 Lateline. 10.50 The Business.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 MOVIE The Da Vinci Code. (2006) (M) Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou. An academic uncovers a conspiracy. 11.40 The Goldbergs. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. First semi-final. Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 10.10 MOVIE Act Of Valour. (2012) (MA15+) Alex Veadov. SEALs embark on a covert mission.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. (PG) 8.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) Hosted by Tom Gleisner. 9.30 Shark Tank. Hosted by Sarah Harris. 10.30 Australian Survivor. (PG)

6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Epping To Hackney. Hosted by Michael Portillo. 8.40 MOVIE Eyes Wide Shut. (1999) Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman. A doctor embarks on an erotic odyssey.

SATURDAY

6pm Compass. (PG) 6.30 Gardening Aust. 7.00 News. 7.30 Home Fires. (M) 8.20 Shetland. (M) DI Perez’s old acquaintance dies in a car accident. 9.20 Doc Martin. (PG) 10.05 MOVIE Burton And Taylor. (2013) (MA15+)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. (2014) (PG) Steve Carell. 8.45 MOVIE Grown Ups 2. (2013) (PG) Adam Sandler, Kevin James. A man moves back to his hometown. 10.45 To Be Advised. 11.45 The Goldbergs. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL. Second semi-final. Parramatta Eels v North Queensland Cowboys. 10.00 MOVIE Snowpiercer. (2013) (MA15+) Survivors of a global catastrophe, travelling aboard a train perpetually in motion, decide to stage an uprising.

6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.00 Gold Coast Cops. (PG) Officers target the Southside Soldiers. 7.30 Rugby Union. Rugby Championship. Round 4. Australia v Argentina. From GIO Stadium, Canberra. 10.15 MOVIE Cowboys & Aliens. (2011) (M) Daniel Craig.

6.30pm News. 7.35 Royal Murder Mysteries. (PG) 8.30 Chasing The Light With Ray Martin. Ray Martin and Ken Duncan head to the Kimberley. 9.25 Last Chance To See Cuba. 10.25 Travel Man.

SUNDAY

6pm Classic Countdown. 7.00 News. 7.40 Grand Designs: House Of The Year. 8.30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries. (M) An exhibition boxing match turns sour. 9.30 Fearless. (M) 10.20 Glitch. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Little Big Shots. (PG) 8.00 Sunday Night. 9.00 Heists That Shook The World: The Worlds Biggest Diamond Heist. (M) Documents infamous robberies. 10.00 Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 The Block. (PG) 8.30 60 Minutes. Featuring reports from Liz Hayes, Tara Brown, Allison Langdon, Charles Wooley and Ross Coulthart. 9.30 Murdered By My Daughter. 10.30 See No Evil. (M) 11.35 House. (M)

6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 The Sunday Project. 7.30 Australian Survivor. Presented by Jonathan LaPaglia. 9.00 Bull. (M) The TAC offices are attacked. 9.55 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 14. Singapore Grand Prix. From Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 The Ascent Of Civilization: The Carthaginians. (PG) Part 1 of 3. 8.30 Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History: Kent State And The Vietnam War. (M) A look at the music of the Vietnam War era. 10.10 Last Days In Vietnam. (M)

MONDAY

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

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) A drunk driver puts herself and others at risk. 8.30 Little Boy Blue. (M) Part 2 of 2. 10.30 Britain’s Secrets: Pets. (PG) 11.45 Quantico. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) Hosted by Scott Cam. 8.40 This Time Next Year. (PG) Hosted by Karl Stefanovic. 9.50 An Hour To Save Your Life. (M) Medics fight to save a tree surgeon. 11.10 Botched. (M)

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Australian Survivor. 8.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 9.30 Life In Pieces. 10.00 Life In Pieces. (PG) 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 News. 7.30 The Obesity Myth: A Series Of Complications. (PG) 8.30 London’s Super Tunnel: Platforms And Plague Pits. Part 3 of 3. 9.40 24 Hours In Emergency: Catch Me If I Fall. (M)

TUESDAY

7pm News. 7.30 7.30. 8.05 David Attenborough’s Micro Monsters. 8.30 Catalyst: Death Dive – Into The Rings Of Saturn. A look at NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. 9.30 Inside London Fire Brigade. 10.20 Lateline.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 First Dates Australia. (PG) 8.40 800 Words. (PG) It’s D-day for George. 9.40 Hospital. (M) Nearly all of St Mary’s 297 beds are occupied. 10.55 The Catch. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.40 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Bert gets a new girlfriend. 9.10 Kath & Kim. (PG) Sharon takes a shine to Kel’s best friend. 10.20 2 Broke Girls. (M) 11.20 Cold Case. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Australian Survivor. 9.00 Shark Tank. (PG) Hosted by Sarah Harris. 10.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) The team learns of Kensi’s disappearance. 11.00 The Project.

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

WEDNESDAY

6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Hard Quiz. (PG) 8.30 Gruen. Presented by Wil Anderson. 9.05 Get Krack!n. (MA15+) 9.35 The Edge Of The Bush. (M) 9.50 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG) 8.00 The Force: Behind The Line. (PG) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (M) A mother provides valuable information.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.40 Doctor Doctor. Penny makes an unexpected choice. 9.40 Embarrassing Bodies Revisits. (M) 10.40 Chicago Med. (M) 11.40 The Closer. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 The Bachelorette Australia. Hosted by Osher Günsberg. 9.00 MOVIE Spy. (2015) (MA15+) Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne. An analyst takes on an arms dealer. 11.25 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Extreme Railway Journeys: India’s Monsoon Railway. (PG) 8.30 Look Me In The Eye. (PG) Hosted by Ray Martin. 9.30 The Good Fight. (M) The firm tackles a police brutality case. 10.25 The Handmaid’s Tale. (MA15+)

THURSDAY

YOUR PRIME TIME TV GUIDE

6.05pm Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Short Cuts To Glory: Matt Okine Vs Food. 8.30 Glitch. (M) James and Kate head to Noregard. 9.30 The Detectives: Judgement Day. (M)

7pm Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Dogs Make You Laugh Out Loud. (PG) 8.30 World’s Deadliest Weather: Caught On Camera. (M) Stories of people caught in natural phenomenon. 9.30 Ramsay’s Costa Del Nightmares. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 RBT. (PG) A look at police random breath test patrols. 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 Bachelorette Australia. Sophie goes on her first single date. 9.00 The Wrong Girl. Eric, Erica and Nikkii vie for the Gold Logie. 10.00 Blue Bloods. (M) Danny joins the pursuit of two escaped convicts.

6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. (PG) 8.05 Gourmet Farmer. 8.35 Secrets Of The Kitchen. (PG) Part 3 of 3. 9.35 Versailles. (MA15+)

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FRIDAY

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.35 Dirty Jobs Down Under. 8.20 Catfish: The TV Show. 9.00 Websex: What’s The Harm? 10.00 You Can’t Ask That. 10.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

7pm News. 7.30 Cities Of The Underworld. 8.30 Selling Houses Aust. 9.30 Border Security: Int. 10.00 Davis Cup. World Group. Semi-final. Belgium v Aust. Day 1.

6.30pm To Be Advised. 10.30 America’s Hardest Prisons. (M)

6pm MOVIE The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. (2004) 7.45 MOVIE The Lego Movie. (2014) (PG) 9.45 MOVIE Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (1990) (PG) 11.45 WWE Smackdown.

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 And So It Goes. (2014) (M) Diane Keaton. 11.40 Murder In The First. (M)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 10.30 MOVIE 12 Rounds: Reloaded. (2013) (M) Randy Orton, Tom Stevens.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm. (PG) 7.30 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 8.00 New Girl. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Dirty Dancing. (2017) (M) 10.50 James Corden. 11.50 Raymond.

SATURDAY

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 8.15 Would I Lie To You? 8.45 Live At The Apollo. 9.30 The IT Crowd. 9.55 Broad City. 10.20 Video Killed The Radio Star.

6.30pm Mighty Ships. (PG) 7.30 All Round To Mrs Brown’s. (M) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 10.30 Escape To The Continent. 11.45 Mighty Ships.

6.30pm To Be Advised. 11.00 Tennis. Davis Cup. World Group. Semi-final. Belgium v Aust. Day 2. From Palais 12, Brussels, Belgium.

7pm MOVIE Free Birds. (2013) (G) Woody Harrelson. 8.50 MOVIE The Truman Show. (1998) (PG) Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich. 10.50 MOVIE Sgt Bilko. (1996) (G) Steve Martin.

7pm MOVIE Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous. (2005) (PG) Sandra Bullock. 9.15 MOVIE Two Weeks Notice. (2002) (PG) Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock. 11.15 To Be Advised.

6pm Undercover Boss. (PG) 7.00 David Attenborough’s Planet Earth. (PG) 8.00 48 Hours. (M) 10.00 VF Confidential. (MA15+) 11.00 48 Hours. (M)

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Over The Hedge. (2006) (G) 8.10 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 9.10 MOVIE Jackass Number Two. (2006) (MA15+) 11.10 The Loop.

SUNDAY

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.30 MOVIE Blackfish. (2013) (M) 9.50 Websex: What’s The Harm? 10.50 Louis Theroux: Law & Disorder In Lagos. 11.50 That ’70s Show.

7.30pm Border Security: Int. 8.00 Border Security. 8.30 Air Crash Investigation. 9.30 Border Security: Int. 10.00 Davis Cup. World Group. Semi-final. Belgium v Aust. Day 3.

6pm MOVIE Spider-Man 3. (2007) (PG) 8.45 MOVIE The Bourne Ultimatum. (2007) (M) Matt Damon, Julia Stiles. 11.05 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 12.05am Ink Master. (M)

7pm MOVIE Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. (2011) (G) 8.45 MOVIE Starsky & Hutch. (2004) (M) Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson. 10.45 MOVIE EuroTrip. (2004) (MA15+)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. (PG) 8.00 Earth’s Great Seasons. 9.10 MOVIE For Your Eyes Only. (1981) (M) Roger Moore. 11.50 The Closer.

6pm Cheers. (PG) 6.30 Scorpion. (PG) 7.30 Australian Survivor. 9.00 MOVIE L.A. Confidential. (1997) (MA15+) Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce. 11.45 Undercover Boss. (PG)

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Futurama. (PG) 7.30 Australian Survivor. 9.00 MOVIE The Tuxedo. (2002) (M) Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Isaacs. 11.00 Frasier. (PG)

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.30 Louis Theroux: America’s Medicated Kids. 9.30 Ross Kemp: Extreme World. 10.15 MOVIE Blackfish. (2013) (M)

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Lewis. (M) 10.30 Cold Feet. (M) 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. 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Science Of Stupid. (M) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Rambo III. (1988) (M) 11.00 Cold Water Cowboys. (M)

6pm Friends. 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 The Hunt. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher: The Murder In Angel Lane. (2013) (M) 10.40 Killer On The Line. 11.40 Footy Classified.

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Psycho. (1998) (M) Vince Vaughn. 10.40 The Last Man On Earth. (M) 11.40 Jake And The Fatman.

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 My Super Ex-Girlfriend. (2006) (M) 10.30 Raymond.

TUESDAY

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Soccer. Women’s International Friendly Series. Australia v Brazil. Game 2. 9.30 Hard Quiz. 10.00 The Traffickers. 10.45 Ross Kemp: Extreme World.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Islands Of Britain. (PG) 8.30 Prime Suspect. (M) 10.30 SCU: Serious Crash Unit. (PG) 11.00 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Towies. (PG) 9.00 Highway Thru Hell USA. (M) 10.00 Strip N’ Rip. (PG) 11.00 Ice Road Truckers. 12am Hard Knocks.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 8.00 To Be Advised. 8.30 MOVIE Constantine. (2005) (M) Keanu Reeves. 11.00 Balls Of Steel Australia. (MA15+)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.50 Midsomer Murders. (PG) 10.50 Hurricane 360. (PG) 11.50 Heartbeat. (PG)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 48 Hours. (M) 9.30 VF Confidential. (MA15+) 10.30 Scorpion. (PG) 11.30 Diagnosis Murder. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm. 7.30 Fresh Off The Boat. 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Aeon Flux. (2005) (M) 10.25 Raymond. 10.55 Becker.

WEDNESDAY

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.20 Life At 9. 9.20 The Lie Detective. 10.05 Head First. 10.45 Catfish: The TV Show. 11.30 Mr Posh: The Million Dollar Fraudster.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 The Vicar Of Dibley. (PG) 8.00 Fawlty Towers. (PG) 8.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. (M) 10.30 The Border. (PG) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Cajun Pawn Stars. (PG) 8.30 American Restoration. (PG) 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 10.30 Ax Men. 11.30 Hardcore Pawn. 12am Pawn Stars.

6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.00 Police Ten 7. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Daylight. (1996) (M) 10.45 Fugitive: Black Ops. 11.45 Two And A Half Men.

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 Trauma Investigators. (PG)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 David Att’s Planet Earth. (PG) 8.30 Undercover Boss. (PG) 9.30 Shark Tank. (PG) 10.30 Ripper Street. 11.35 Diagnosis Murder. (PG)

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. (PG) 11.00 Duckman.

7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.20 Gruen XL. 9.05 James Galea’s Best Trick Ever. 10.10 The IT Crowd. 10.35 Live At The Apollo. 11.20 Broad City.

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

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 American Restoration. 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 9.00 Family Guy. (M) 9.30 American Dad! (M) 10.00 ScreenPLAY. (MA15+) 10.30 Family Guy.

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Super 8. (2011) (M) 10.45 WWE Raw. (MA15+) 11.45 Two And A Half Men. (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Life In Cold Blood. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Philadelphia. (1993) (PG) Tom Hanks. 11.20 Person Of Interest.

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Car Crash Britain: Heroes And Villains. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Hero And The Terror. (1988) (M) 10.30 Diagnosis Murder. (M) 11.30 Scorpion.

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 Down With Love. (2003) (M) 10.30 Raymond.

SURF REPORT

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The pace picks up on Monday, when the Venus/Uranus trine revs up your energy and encourages you to add a talent to your repertoire. You could also come up with a clever idea, pamper yourself in style or patch up a disagreement with a family member.

Nebulous Neptune sucks the wind out of your sails mid-week, when you may feel lost, disappointed or confused. Don’t despair and give up Gemini! Instead, get your creative juices flowing in imaginative new directions.

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ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20) Monday looks lively, when the Venus/Uranus link propels you into an exciting new world of possibilities. A partnership or friendship requires plenty of room to move though, as you pursue a personal project with extra creativity, passion and purpose.

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CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 23)

LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23)

VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23)

It’s a wonderful week to connect with family and friends from far and wide as you talk and type up a storm. (Take extra care on Wednesday though, especially online.) Others are expecting you to come up with clever ideas so put on your thinking cap.

Monday is the day to explore, experiment, create and innovate, so you don’t get bored. But are you living in financial fantasy land? The mid-week new moon (in practical Virgo) motivates you to shake up your attitude to money.

With the new moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars all visiting your sign this week, you’ll find brains, beauty and confidence are a winning combination. It’s also a wonderful time to boost your self-esteem with a makeover and tap into latent talents.

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C G N H I E I R N Rules: Form as many words as possible. Each word must contain the centre letter. Plurals made by adding “s” are not counted.

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Are you ready to jump out of a relationship rut? Courtesy of Uranus, it’s the perfect time to reboot your love life. Some friendships require nurturing – while others have passed their used-by date, and need to be replaced with pals who are positive.

There’s the tendency to become obsessed about an idea (or person) as you focus with tunnel-vision. You’re putting in effort but don’t be disappointed if the results aren’t perfect. You’ll learn more from perceived ‘failures’ than successes.

Are you bored to bits with the status quo? Don’t sit still Sagittarius! This week restless Uranus activates your travel zone and gives you a jolt of exciting electrical energy. So it’s time to become the adventurous Archer you were born to be.

CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20)

AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19)

PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20)

It’s a terrific time to travel, publish, study, shake up a relationship, learn something new or share an adventure. Plus keep yourself mentally sharp and physically strong. Then you can bounce back from any disappointments that come along.

Monday’s Venus/Uranus trine boosts your bohemian and tempestuous side, as you do something totally unexpected. Involving romance, relationships; friendships or fun. The mid-week New Moon lights up your lust and loot zone.

If you daydream the week away, then you’ll end up dazed and confused. Instead, try channelling your energy into joint ventures, spiritual pursuits or helping others. When it comes to a partnership, you’re keen to pursue a particular course of action.

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9-LETTER WORD: chin, chine, cine, cringe, enrich, ENRICHING, genii, grin, heir, hinge, hire, hiring, icier, icing, inch, inching, inhering, inner, neigh, nice, nicer, niche, nigh, nine, reign, rein, reining, rice, rich, ring

JUNIOR X-WORD: Wilde, Emoji, Margo, Tramp, Young, Chalk, Italy, Could (WIMPY KID)

CROSSWORD: ACROSS: 1 Might 8 Slapdash 9 Stark 10 Squander 11 Peach 12 Beg 16 Fiasco 17 Unused 18 Way 23 Chump 24 Limerick 25 Funny 26 Mishmash 27 Chase DOWN: 2 In the air 3 Hard cash 4 Clique 5 Spray 6 Gaudy 7 Shark 12 Bow 13 Guy 14 Hush-hush 15 Terminus 19 Access 20 Blimp 21 Smash 22 Frame

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THE LAST WORD

THE WINNING TICKET

Richard O’Leary recalls a magical day at the races when he thought all was lost.

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his year marked a turning point for Father’s Day with my first present selected and bought by one of my boys. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved their random knick-knacks, painted rocks, handmade key rings and the like. But this year my eldest son was right on the money. His purchase of The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories by Jim Haynes revealed a deeper understanding of his dad than I gave him credit. I’ve always loved racing, from my first trots meeting as a youngster to calling the local greyhound races when I was in my teens – I don’t really know how my son clued on because I rarely have a bet these days. So I’m reading these tales from the track and I start to think about some of the adventures I have enjoyed and endured on the punt.

There have been some reasonable wins, and many losses, but the day that sticks out most was neither – I just broke even on the day. A week after I was elected school captain I offered odds on the Melbourne Cup to my high school mates and teachers and collected $180– which was a fair bit of money in 1988, especially when you didn’t have a job. I went out to a country meeting to watch the local nags go around and see the race that stops a nation on the TV screens. As luck would have it the first and second favourite got up in the Cup – Empire Rose and Natski – not a good year to be a bookie, although I came out even, having just enough to cover my bets. But I had been given a few tips on some of the other races at Flemington and that’s when the trouble started. It wasn’t long before I was down to my last $20 with no means to pay my debts; I foresaw the

shortest captaincy in the history of the school and a couple of black eyes to boot. In for a penny in for a pound, I put my last ‘red lobster’ on a horse called Concordance at five to one, which would give me just enough to pay the winning bets. The horse jumped out last and was many lengths off the pace when the field turned for home. I prayed to God, prepared my resignation speech, and threw my ticket to the ground to join the hundreds of other discarded losers. Then I heard those three magical words: “Here comes CONCORDANCE!” She won by three, and my school career was saved. I just had to find that ticket. I did, and collected. I then walked home, unable to pay for a taxi if I wanted to pay the winners at school the next day. olearylastword@gmail.com

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