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his week’s feature story was a difficult one to write. As the mother of a three-year-old, it struck an emotional chord. The statistics stayed with me for days: a child is trafficked every 26 seconds. You don’t need to be a parent for this story to hit you in the heart. It’s an issue that affects millions of people around the world. It’s almost too big to comprehend. There is no ignoring that modern slavery exists. Child trafficking and exploitation is not a pleasant topic and, as Destiny Rescue’s Michelle Winser says, it’s “not palatable” for the dinner table. But when the average cost to buy a human life is $90, it’s time to start the conversation. This is exactly what Sunshine Coast not-forprofit organisation Destiny Rescue is doing. To date they have assisted in the rescue of 2000 children and they have no plans to slow down. You can read more about this human rights plight and how you can help, on page 14. On a lighter note, this week’s edition is jampacked with stories sure to educate, entertain and kickstart your weekend. We were lucky enough to secure an interview with superstar Ronan Keating, who reckons the Sunshine Coast is incredible. Keating is heading our way later this month to headline the Caloundra Music Festival. We can’t wait! Until next week, take care.
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PRIDE AND JOY Where on the Sunshine Coast do you live? In a very boring place called Cooroy. We have been here for about five years. It’s a nice and quiet little town but as with little towns, there isn’t really that much to do. But that’s what Facebook is for!
they wouldn’t put up the rainbow flag to support IDAHOT day, an international day against homophobia. There are no LGBTI+ groups, meetings or even prides on the Sunshine Coast. That’s partly why the rainbow formal is so exciting. It’s here!
What are you currently working on? I am working on the organisation I started earlier this year, SORA (Supporters of Rainbow Adolescents). I am growing the website, helping out teenagers and blogging about my views and day-to-day life. I am also helping organise a rainbow formal for grade 10 to 12 students to be held at the University of the Sunshine Coast on October 14.
Best day in your life? There are a couple, but my top pick would have to be going to my first real pride event, a Brisbane rally for marriage equality. There were rainbows everywhere, people were laughing and mingling, the vast majority of the people were LGBTI+ and the air was electric when we started the march.
Your family includes… An annoying little brother, a chatterbox of a little sister, an amazing mum and dad and two fluffy puppies. First car? I couldn’t tell you the difference between a Ford and a Honda, so even if I did have a car, I could only tell you what colour it was. Favourite book? Why must you ask me impossible questions? The Skulduggery Pleasant series would have to be my favourite set of books.
BIO Year 10 student Samuel Bouzanquet has started an organisation to help LGBTI+ youth and has helped organise a rainbow formal for LGBTI+ teenagers. He is a vocal activist in equality for all LGBTI+ people and says he loves books, rainbows, games, music and dancing. “My mum always complains about me twirling around the kitchen while I’m putting away dishes and my sister always complains about my ‘bad’ music taste.”
Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point? The day I realised that most parents are not like mine, and that many are sadly unaccepting of their LGBTI+ children. That was when I realised that the world is not nearly as accepting of the LGBTI+ community as we are all brought to believe and that we still have a long way to go. This was what started my activism and founding of SORA, because teenagers need support.
“Be strong, because you never know who you are inspiring. You are in charge of how your day goes”
Your greatest regret? Having not gone to any Brisbane pride events sooner, and only learning about them this year.
What are you reading now? Just finished reading the Now I Rise, which is the sequel to And I Darken. Amazing books.
What achievement are you most proud of? The founding of SORA.
Favourite song? Unstoppable by Sia. It’s so empowering, and great to dance to while you’re wiping up the dishes.
You are happiest when? I’m laughing, joking and smiling like an idiot with my friends, while they are also smiling like idiots.
Best advice you’ve been given? Be strong, because you never know who you are inspiring. Also that you are in charge of how your day goes; nobody else is. What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? My best friend’s house. If you could change one thing on the Coast, what would it be? The fact that we are so closed about LGBTI+ topics the majority of the time. Just last year I was at the Sunshine Coast Council chambers protesting because
What frustrates you the most? That is a long list, but at the top of it, I would have to say when people think that being gay is all I am, and that I chose to be this way. And school. School is definitely up the top of that list. How do you deal with your frustrations? By reading, and escaping to my own little world where homophobia doesn’t exist and there is no homework. But also by being an activist and informing other people about my community, to make that world a bit more real every day.
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INSIDE THE WORLD OF MODERN SLAVERY Child sex slavery is a shocking issue many Australians turn a blind eye to, yet it’s happening on a massive scale. Sunshine Coast Christian organisation Destiny Rescue is at the coalface, making a difference one child at a time. WORDS: Candice Holznagel.
Human trafficking is a $40 billion industry. UNESCO estimates that a new child is trafficked every 26 seconds.
he colourful streets of Chang Mai are bustling. Scooters zip up and down the restaurant-lined street as the smells of mixed spices and curry waft from the small, cluttered kitchens. The locals are going about their day-today business, selling their wares to tourists with money to spend; ferrying bags of fresh produce home from the markets. Animated school-aged children duck in and out of shopfronts, playing and laughing. In a cafe, an Australian man sits quietly, surveying the street. To the unknowing people passing by, he could be a tourist. Or, perhaps an expat who has opted for the simple Thai life. What they don’t know is that Mike – whose real name can’t be revealed – is an undercover agent working in conjunction with the Australian Federal Police and America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation in a bid to reduce the world’s fastest-growing organised crime. It may sound like something from the pages of a Hollywood script. It’s not. Human trafficking is a $40-billion industry. UNESCO estimates that a new child is trafficked every 26 seconds, while UNICEF estimates there are 21 million people trafficked around the world, many who are sold into sex slavery. Mike is the international rescue manager for Sunshine Coast-based organisation Destiny Rescue. Founded in 2001, the group works out of Thailand, India, Cambodia, the Philippines, Laos and the Dominican Republic and aims to bring freedom to children being sold into sexual exploitation and slavery. The rescued victims are placed into Destiny Rescue
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rehabilitation programs and housing. Mike has been living abroad and volunteering full-time for Destiny Rescue since 2011. He makes no income from the role, has given up a stable lifestyle and witnesses the unimaginable daily. He’s also had a gun pointed at his head. Yet, the 44-year-old has no plans to throw it in anytime soon. “I’m a Christian,’’ he says. “I have a soft spot for kids. I remember at school, 20 years ago, the bullying and seeing it happen to kids. It wasn’t nice. I’ve always been moved when I see a kid in trouble. I hate
Some young women, who have been placed in brothels, can be extracted easily. For others, it takes time to build their trust and to build a case to present to authorities who can then conduct a raid. The crime is thriving in Thailand’s Phuket and Pattaya, which has an estimated 20,000 bars and brothels. “Our teams go out into the bars and pose as customers. Obviously we don’t do anything,’’ Mike says. “We start building a case. We get the evidence that the girl is available, find out who takes the money and confirm that she
“Last year I went to India. We rescued a four-year-old girl and two eight-year-olds. That sort of thing shocks me” Destiny Rescue agent ‘Mike’
seeing that. I hate not being able to have the answer. I need to be hands on.’’ Speaking in hushed tones for fear he may be overheard, Mike explains the process involved with rescuing a child. It’s harrowing and at times, downright dangerous.
is under 18. “Then we do video surveillance… where she goes to, how much it costs, who takes the money, where the purchase is being done. That’s given to the police. We meet with them and conduct the raid.” In the past, corruption has negatively impacted raids. However, Destiny Rescue now has a good police team to work with and rescue rates are as high as 80 per cent. In August, the Destiny Rescue team saved 27 children in a Philippine raid. But before any good, comes the bad.
“There are terrible things,’’ Mike reveals. “Last year I went to India, we rescued a four-year-old girl and two eight-year-olds. That sort of thing shocks me. Seeing a dead body of a 13-year-old girl who didn’t get the chance to be rescued. Raped, murdered. It puts an urgency to what we do. The longer the girls stay in there, the worse the emergency. “They (the children) are sold, kidnapped and trafficked. There are a lot of circumstances as to why girls end up in the bars. You can never assume she wants to be there. No girl wants to be there.” Child trafficking is an urgent human rights issue and yet, as Westerners, we continue to turn our back on the issue. There can be no ignoring the fact that modern slavery exists. It’s estimated that up to 80 per cent of human trafficking and slavery is for sex. A 2016 report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, revealed that 79 per cent of human trafficking victims are women and children. Alarmingly, UNICEF statistics estimate that a child is prepared for sexual exploitation every two minutes. The organisation also reports that the International Labor Organisation’s 2002 estimation of 1.2 million children being trafficked each year remains the reference, however this doesn’t include the millions of children already being held captive. There are some organisations making headway in the fight against trafficking. The UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2016 revealed that the number of countries that criminalise most forms of human trafficking increased from 33 in 2003 to 158 in 2016. However, with the myweeklypreview.com.au
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FEATURE STORY introduction of national legislation still in its early days, the number of convictions still remains low. In September 2015, the world adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its targets on human trafficking. These goals call for an end to trafficking, violence and exploitation of women and girls. Groups such as Destiny Rescue are also chipping away at the problem and raising awareness about the plight of the world’s children. Since 2011, 2000 children have been rescued. The organisation has a clear goal: to rescue 100,000 children from the sex industry by the end of the year 2020. Destiny Rescue CEO Michelle Winser says part of the answer lays in cultural change. “As I got told, what we do isn’t palatable at the dinner table. We don’t want to think people do these sorts of things. But when the average cost to buy a human life is $90, it’s time to start the conversation,’’ she says. In Thailand, Australian men are largely contributing to the problem while Thai families are placing their daughters into the industry to combat poverty. “It’s really sickening when you walk the streets and see,’’ Michelle tells My Weekly Preview. “I remember walking through the street and talking to a man going into a go go bar, ‘why do you come over here?’. It’s cheap, it’s where you go. They don’t care. “When we rescue a child in Thailand we have to find their parents and get the parents’ permission for the child to come into our care. On the odd occasion the parents say no and we have to take the child back to the brothel. All we can do after that is go back and check on that child.” Michelle says with no Centrelink or alternative funding, many families have no choice. Either their daughters work or the family starves. “As a mum, and I’ll never be in that situation, selling a child to feed the other three or four, it must be heartwrenching. “For us, the main aim is to reintegrate him or her (the rescued child) into society with a trade and their family. If the can’t go
back to their family, they stay in our care and when they are older we move them into a unit situation with three or four other girls. We teach them here how to buy food, pay rent.” From Thailand to India, the situations vary dramatically. Michelle and her team recently returned from India where they spent some time at the Destiny Rescue prevention home. There are three Indian projects. One of these is a short-term home where children are placed when they are rescued. “We try to get them back to their parents. If it’s generational prostitution they stay with
wage so they have money. “I think one thing I learnt in India, the kids are truly slaves in every sense of the word. They have no voice. We need to be a voice for these kids. “Kids deserve to be safe and laugh, whether they are black or white, purple with red polka dots. “People ask ‘how much money do you want?’ It’s not about money all the time. It’s about banding together and saying it’s not OK to have sex with kids. “If we have enough voices, the governments might listen and celebs might
NEVER TOO YOUNG Ella Frylink may only be 12 but she has big dreams of changing the world. The Sunshine Coast student is a youth ambassador for Destiny Rescue and recently abstained from eating dessert, lollies and chocolates for a month to raise $3000 for the charity. Her mum, Kelly, is proud of the work her daughter is doing and says it’s important to discuss tough issues in the home. “The fact that there are children across the world that need to be rescued from abuse and slavery is something that I believe should be openly discussed in homes. But, age appropriately,” Kelly says. Ella plans to continue her work and hopes other families will get on board. “From a very young age, for as long as I can remember, I have had a dream in my heart to rescue children and run an orphanage,’’ she says. “The work Destiny Rescue do is so important because no one deserves to be treated the way these young girls get treated every day. I am the average age of a girl who would get trafficked which just makes me want to help even more. “I can’t imagine getting treated this way, it’s so disgusting and evil. If I was trapped in this horrible life, I would want someone to do anything they could help rescue me.”
Michelle Winser with rescued girls in India us,’’ Michelle says. “We become the child’s carer until they are 18.” These children are relocated to Destiny Rescue’s long-term home – they go to school, have chores, play games. The youngest currently in the organisation’s care is five. The third project is focused on Delhi’s five major slums, which each house around 50,000 people. There is no financial assistance, no Medicare, no food. “These parents take their children and send them out to service men throughout the slum to be able to feed the rest of the family,’’ Michelle says. “What we’ve done is open a project where the girls do a school program then a sewing program. At the end of the day they get a cash
stop endorsing the latest Birkin bag and do this instead. Money is good but we need to get a real voice happening. “For me, when I’m walking the streets at night on rescues, I feel overwhelmed. There are still a lot of kids out there waiting for us.” For Mike, he will continue to make one rescue at a time, knowing that his own sacrifices are nothing compared to those of child victims. “One night in Bangkok I was walking to a 7/11 outside my hotel and I saw two girls that I had rescued,’’ he says. “They went through the program for four years and they remembered me. They were crying on the streets, they gave me a hug. They are nurses now. We were able to put them through nursing school.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP Around 83 per cent of Destiny Rescue’s funds come from Australian families. It costs about $1500 to rescue one child and put them into care, which includes health and counselling sessions. From the rescue to restoring a child, it costs about $6000 a year. • People can donate online. There is also a pre-tax giving program, which people can set up with their employers. • Volunteers are also needed for team trips and in-office work on the Sunshine Coast. • Host a Destiny Rescue jewellery party. The products are made by the rescue girls with funds going back into the organisation.
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JOIN THE NINJA WARRIOR CRAZE FOR FUNDRAISER More than 2000 people are expected to try their hand at Kawana Waters State College’s Ninja Colour Challenge FUNraiser on October 13. They will hop, run, jump, and swing their way through the obstacle course, explore bubble soccer, archery, skate boarding, ‘dunk the teacher’, live music, dance performances, major prize raffle, laser zone, a jumping castle, face painting, fairy floss and much more. Entry is $2 and anyone aged from four to 94 can give it a go. All funds raised will go towards upgrades of the school campuses. For more information, visit Kawana P and C on Facebook.
Caloundra Health Service will receive $155,000 worth of important medical equipment thanks to the community-funded organisation Caloundra Hospital Auxiliary. The Ophthalmology Unit will receive a special eye chair and slit-lamp microscope. The auxiliary is also purchasing a therapeutic bath for the hospital’s palliative care unit, which will allow patients to walk directly into the bath or be transferred by a hoist. The therapy bath will provide access to the comforts of a warm bath that would otherwise be inaccessible.
LUKE BATTY FOUNDATION BLACK-TIE DINNER Indulge in a night of elegance and enjoy a three-course dinner served by award-winning chefs at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas at the Black Tie Gala Dinner for The Luke Batty Foundation. Celebrity chef Matt Golinski will join Peppers head chef Andy Wilcox (pictured) at View Restaurant. Tickets are $100 per person and include bubbly on arrival, a three-course dinner with matching wines and a wide variety of accommodation raffles and auctions up for grabs. All proceeds from the event on September 23 will be donated to The Luke Batty Foundation. Tickets are available at www.tinyurl.com/ peppersnoosaLBB.
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COUNCIL TURNS ON TAPS FOR RESIDENTS IN NEED Following four months of little to no rain, Sunshine Coast residents living on tank water are quickly running dry and with just 1.6 millimetres of rain falling in the first 16 days of September, relief is a long way off. Water supply companies are working through wait lists up to four weeks long to deliver water to homes and in the meantime, the Sunshine Coast Council has opened up public taps and hoses for residents in need of water to fill up water storage containers for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene. These are available in Beerwah, Eumundi, Glass House Mountains, Kenilworth, Landsborough, Maleny, Nambour, North Arm, Palmwoods, Woombye and Yandina. For the list of addresses, visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.
BUDERIM FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF GIVING The Buderim Foundation has given a total of $64,000 to 17 organisations through its Community Grants Program. This brings the total amount of funds granted to the Buderim community through the program over the last 10 years to $404,000. Buderim Foundation grants committee chair Lisa Edward says it was remarkable to reach this figure given their first round of grants saw three cheques handed out with a total of $16,000. The 10-year milestone was celebrated with an afternoon of family fun and entertainment on the green next to the BWMCA Hall.
2000 JOBS NEW CYCLEWAY CONNECTS THE DOTS A new shared cycleway on Goonawarra Drive in Mooloolaba now provides a vital connection for cyclists between schools, TAFE and the university. It’s the latest in a series of new cycling facilities, making it easier for people to ride safely on the Sunshine Coast. The project was jointly funded by council and the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants program, with the State Government contributing $275,000 to the project, which links the region’s principal cycle network, connecting the underpass under the Sunshine Motorway to the intersection of Palm Drive.
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 water park, a great lawn for major events and concerts and a retail and restaurant precinct. Two thousand jobs will be created during construction.
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SOMETHING TO SAY A new baby, radio gig and plans for Boyzone reunion. They’re all part of the latest busy chapter in Ronan Keating’s life. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
ife is a rollercoaster for Ronan Keating, who is gearing up to be one of the headliners for the Caloundra Music Festival this month. But the Irish musician, who shot to fame in 1994 as the lead singer of Boyzone, says he wouldn’t change a thing. The 40-year-old has sold more than 25 million records worldwide as a member of Boyzone, and a further 20 million as a solo artist since 1999. He continues to tour around the world, has an established film and television career, is about to embark on a career in British radio, and just welcomed son Cooper into the world with new wife Storm. “He’s brilliant. He’s a little legend and is sleeping really well. He’s full of smiles. Just brilliant,” Keating gushes when he speaks to My Weekly Preview while on route to a London studio. “His brothers and sisters absolutely love him and Storm’s been wonderful.” Keating tied the knot with Storm Uechtritz, a Queenslander born in Childers, in August 2015. The couple met on the set of The X Factor, where Keating featured as a judge for five seasons and Uechtritz was one of the show’s producers. Keating was the winning mentor on the show twice, with Altiyan Childs in his inaugural year in 2010, and in 2014 with Marlisa Punzalan. Keating then moved on to become a coach on The Voice in 2016 and says while he doesn’t “miss the shows overly,” he enjoyed “six fantastic years” in the roles. “What I miss is being in Australia. The culture, the way of life, the people, and the places. I would live there in the morning if it wasn’t so far away from my kids, who live in Ireland. Hands down, I’d live there in the morning and Storm agrees with that totally,” he says. With his new mother-in-law living on the Sunshine Coast, Keating says they have enjoyed a couple of family holidays in the region with Jack, Missy and Ali, his children with former wife Yvonne Connolly. “We just rented a house on the beach and it was just incredible,” he says. “We’ve been a couple of times now and we will get some great time again in Australia soon. There’s going to be a big family get-together and I’ll be able to sing a few tunes.” Keating is talking about his appearance at the 2017 Caloundra Music Festival, where he is set to headline on the Soul Stage on October 1. “I’m very excited about [the set]. I’ll be bringing out the
hits from the past 25 years. Everything from When You Say Nothing At All and Life is a Rollercoaster. “There’ll be something new and something old and I’ll have my band with me. Summer festivals, for me, are a high point of the year and I’m looking forward to playing on the Sunshine Coast.” A regular on the European summer festival circuit, Keating recently played in Norway, Zurich, Munich and Berlin, and has also been in rehearsals with his former
Boyzone bandmates with a reunion tour of the UK on the cards for later this year. Keating made his musical debut with the band in 1994 alongside Keith Duffy, Michael Graham, Shane Lynch, and Stephen Gately. Gately passed away in October 2009, but the remaining foursome continues the legacy. They are set to release a Boyzone album later this year, followed by a tour kicking off in 2018. “It’s like nothing’s changed with the boys,” Keating says. “It’s like catching up with an old school friend; you just slip back into that world, that sense of humour, that bubble. It’s a great feeling.” While juggling Boyzone rehearsals with spending time at home with his newborn son, Keating is also preparing to become a new Magic Radio weekday breakfast show co-host, a gig he says makes him “slightly nervous”. “The repetition of being in the same place for a long time, for five days a week, is nothing like anything I have ever done in my career. I am always moving around constantly. But being home every afternoon to see my newborn fella will be wonderful,” he says. “There will be a couple of trips for different gigs on the weekends, but Monday to Friday will be quite calm for me, which is a whole new feeling and I’m quite excited about that.” When asked if he’ll be giving the new Boyzone tracks a spin or two while in the hot seat, Keating replies with an emphatic “hell yeah!”. “Radio’s a very strong, powerful medium. It’s probably the strongest in the UK because people aren’t watching TV anymore. They are all on Netflix or other streaming services,” he says. “For me, obviously radio has been the strongest medium throughout my career. It’s a strong position to be in as a musician. I love songs, I love music, and I love playing songs for people. When I have guests around, I am always trying to introduce them to new songs so it’s a passion of mine.” Keating has dabbled in films and television shows, most recently starring in the Jersey-based film Another Mother’s Son, and the fourth season of Australian drama Love Child. While he is already working on another secret film project, Keating says his heart will always be in music, which he describes as his “heart and soul”. “I love to sit down every evening and play the guitar and write songs. Film and television interest me greatly, but they are not the be all and end all. I am passionate about music and will pursue that constantly.”
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have become an addict. A gelato aficionado who counts down the hours until I can justify a second slurping session of ice-cream for the day. Double scoop both sessions. And yes, with chocolate drizzle and whipped cream. I have gone rogue on my family and abandoned them to most likely kill each other this week as I write this from Athens. Do not hate me. I am propping up the dismal Greek economy one gelato at a time. I am perched at a square little table covered in a blue and white checked tablecloth. I am surrounded overhead by grapevine canopies and crumbling terracotta rooftop cafes and bars as a Greek man plays a guitar. The Acropolis and its awesome monolithic marble columns are leaning into the clouds in the horizon. It is a world for hedonists. The white linens. The fresh food. The endless shops of jewellery. The carafes of white wine. But my euros seems to be disappearing at a rapid rate every day at the gelato shops. Flavours here are varied and some of the more unusual ones include hazelnut, quince, ouzo, fig and pistachio. My bottom gets bigger just thinking about it. And the cones! The waffle cones are dipped in chopped nuts and chocolate or hundreds and thousands. Eating a gelato is an experience. A very joyful one. People of all ages walk down the alleyway looking so excited with their purchase. Lovers walk hand in hand with that contented look you only achieve when
you are with the love of your life – and ice-cream. Remember that scene from The Notebook when Rachel McAdams licked ice-cream off Ryan Gosling’s nose? How could we forget? And what about Audrey Hepburn hitting the gelato shop in Roman Holiday as part of her secret few days of sucking the marrow out of life. I have become friends with Tasos the gorgeous young Greek guy who serves up the scoops of cold cuisine for my daily hits. Tasos laughs every time I enter his gorgeous little shop and shouts out in his cheeky voice, “The Aussie ice-cream curvy mummy is back again!” As a child some of my happiest memories are of mum buying me a single soft serve cone from the Mr Whippy van. We would run into the street in our terry towelling shorts hoping desperately the truck would not drive off. When I was 18, I had an older guy take me on a date to Mossimos ice-cream shop at Noosa. I thought he knew everything after this and was so suave, clearly worldly. For 20 years, one of my best friends and I have tried to heal broken hearts and celebrated successes by sitting together and splitting a tub of chocolate rocky road ice-cream. And my kids will clean up the toy room just on the promise of a bowl of ice-cream for dessert. It is a powerful food. Perhaps Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un need to just go out for some ice-cream to create world peace.
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here there is love there is life’ – Mahatma Gandhi. Throughout the world, marriage is a tradition that, at its most base level, arose out of the simple fact we are social creatures. We do not exist in isolation. We need, and crave, social connection of all sorts to survive and thrive. Humans need love in all its forms. A marriage contract is the most personal of contracts. The joining of two people, two consenting adults, to the exclusion of all others. Religious beliefs aside, no one presumes to allow the government or anyone else to tell them how they should conduct their marriage once the fact of the marriage has occurred. In which case, that whether you can in fact get married is a decision out of your hands seems ludicrous. Why should entry to such a personal arrangement be subject to the imprimatur of people not in the slightest way affected by it? Those against the idea of same-sex marriage offer a view, often expressed as being ‘personal’ to them. I suspect that is sometimes code for ‘not willing to express a view that may be open to criticism’. The reticence is understandable in this age of keyboard warriors and trolls. And those in support of same-sex marriage often fall into the trap common to those not so conservative. A sense of smug satisfaction at ‘knowing’ their view
is the only right and sensible view. That conceit often then leads to condescension toward the conservative element which completely inhibits any civilised debate. The supporters of both sides of the argument are plagued with hypocrisy on many levels, a not uncommon factor in any public debate. Ten-second sound bites do not allow room for nuance or
“Some Indian cultures require the groom to marry a tree first” sensitivity after all. But that there is any public debate on so personal a matter is true irony. Around the globe, marriage takes many forms and traditions. Some Indian cultures require the groom to marry a tree first. A Chinese province has no marriage at all, its women having hundreds of partners in a lifetime. The lack of any known father to children has led to a completely matriarchal society. What is common to all marriages, no matter their form, is that they exist at their core, to further our unmitigated need for love and companionship. We need more of that in the world, not less.
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MORE THAN A PIPE DREAM A University of the Sunshine Coast professor needs funding to make his innovative road transport system a reality. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane
ground-breaking plan by a University of the Sunshine Coast professor could transform road freight across Australia’s eastern states in the future. Professor John Yeaman, who this year received a Member of the Order of Australia for service to civil engineering, is researching the plan for a 150kmh road built on high-tech plastic pipes between Weipa and Melbourne. The 79-year-old started his early working life in the quarrying industry, where he used or sold non-renewable resources daily. “We are all using so much non-renewable resources in building roads and other infrastructure, so I wanted to look for something else, something that is sustainable, and it came from the fact that we haven’t changes the way we build roads since Julius Caesar,” he says. “Pipes or tubes are the strongest form of structure and you can also run electricity through them or pump water through them. The road system we are researching would open up Queensland. If we can run a road that carries water right through the outback of Australia, we can grow anything.” If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It is the title of Yeoman’s research paper, but he says the
Professor John Yeaman system is broken. “We are depleting nonrecoverable resources and while we do use lots of recycled materials again in roads, a lot also goes to landfill,” he says. Yeoman says his proposed road network would see convoys of self-driving trucks carrying freight direct from Weipa to Melbourne in 24 hours, saving five days’
transport time and taking tonnes of freight from other roads, rail and the sea. “They would join a peloton of 10 to 12 vehicles on the road and transfer control to the lead vehicle, which would then control the whole peloton. If they need to leave the road at any stage to make a delivery, the driver can then switch to manual and pull out. The vehicles in front and behind would then close out. If another vehicle wishes to join, they simply add onto the end. It’s pretty magic like that,” he says. Yeoman has been USC’s Professor of Civil Engineering Construction since 2011 and has spent three years working with research students connected to the Master of Engineering (Transport Technologies). “They’re some very bright young people who come to this university and they’ve got good ideas. That’s what keeps me young,” he says. “I want the next generation of civil engineers to adopt innovative approaches; using the latest technologies to find solutions to problems. “For example, the road proposal I’ve been working on for three years could remove the need for rail lines to ports on the Great Barrier Reef. Instead, coal mines in the Galilee Basin could pump slurry to Weipa, to be
carried on the new polyethylene pipe road heading south.” When he presented his vision to a regional engineering forum on the Sunshine Coast earlier this year and at a conference in Milan last month, Yeoman says he received mixed responses. “Half the audience wants to stone me as a heretic, and the other half think it’s a good idea, but it will never work. There is usually one person who is inspired and thinks it’s a great idea. That’s what keeps me going,” he says. “This research is important because I feel that in 2030, almost everything will be an autonomous vehicle, so we should be doing the research now at a small cost, instead of rushing to do it when it is vital and have to throw huge amounts of money at it.” Yeoman hopes the government will see benefits of getting ahead, and hopes to secure $30 million over five years to have up to 30 PhD students “working on the problem.” “If we can do that, we will have the problem solved in five years and even if we then put it on the shelf, when the time comes, we will be ready to start building the system,” he says.
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COMPETITIVE KIDS KICKING GOALS FOR THE COAST The Sunshine Coast is continuing to attract large sporting events and competitions, and the region’s reputation and its businesses are reaping the rewards.
s the Ironman 70.3 athletes were nursing their sore muscles and saying goodbye to the Coast, another group of sporting stars was making its way into the region. Around 1400 of the world’s best youth and masters touch footballers descended on the Sunshine Coast Stadium in Bokarina for the National Youth Touch Football Championship. The Harvey Norman National Youth Championships, the Harvey Norman School Series Cup, the Alliance Cup and Masters Trans-Tasman were all played from September 13 to 17. A further 1000 young netballers in 128 teams competed in the Primary Schools Netball Cup on September 16 and 17 at Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex. Tourism Sport and Major Events portfolio councillor Jason O’Pray says both sports are attracting growing numbers of participants and hosting the events showcased the region and its sporting facilities. “Touch football is booming in Australia with participation numbers and popularity growing rapidly, so it’s terrific to have this national event for the sport staged on the Sunshine Coast,” he says. “Netball is also one of the most popular
fantastic economic benefits for our local businesses and provide great exposure that will generate future tourism interest and opportunities for our region,” he says. Maroochy River Park assistant manager Kirk Nicholson says events at the nearby Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex and surrounds are great for his
“These events are expected to deliver fantastic economic benefits … and provide great exposure” Around 1400 competitors took part in the National Youth Touch Football Championship sports among Australian children with around one in five aged between six and 13 playing. The stunning success of our Sunshine Coast Lightning team has sparked an increased interest in the game locally and I’m sure our local teams are hoping to emulate their win. “Both events involve thousands of
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rd Minnett has undertaken a review of the wholesale electricity market, leading us to lift our forecasts for wholesale electricity prices, with the benefits flowing to generators AGL Energy and Origin Energy. Our key findings are as follows: 1. Policy uncertainty and historically low returns for owners of power generation assets has meant the rollout of renewable generation has not kept up with closures in baseload capacity. The political uncertainty around energy policy means private investors have little confidence to commit the hundreds of millions, or perhaps even billions of dollars, required to build new power generation assets. 2. Electricity shortages, as highlighted by the latest report titled Electricity Statement of Opportunities from the Australian Energy Market Operator, should lead to higher spot and forward prices. “We face an increasing and unacceptable risk that there will be insufficient capability in the system,” the operator said. The report noted investment in renewable energy was increasing, but also highlighted that renewables cannot provide reliable power at all times without storage, meaning “the system has become more variable and
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economically challenging for traditional supply”. Ord Minnett expects these shortages will drive prices higher and therefore benefit companies that own existing power generation assets, such as AGL and Origin. Based on the above findings, we have recently increased our forecasts for wholesale electricity spot and forward prices, which in turn leads to higher earnings forecasts for both AGL and Origin. We reiterate our accumulate recommendations on both stocks, with a preference for AGL given more valuation upside. We also increase our target prices to $28.85 from $28.30 for AGL and to $8.30 from $7.75 for Origin. We believe that AGL will be the greatest beneficiary of higher wholesale prices. The higher wholesale prices will flow on to retail prices, which should mean that earnings for AGL will grow further into FY19. The biggest risks for AGL include the potential for price re-regulation and offshore expansion. That said, the stock is now trading more than 15 per cent below our valuation and offers an expected dividend yield of five per cent fully franked, hence our positive view. Origin will also benefit from higher retail prices and its flexible generation fleet. The company’s generation assets cover only its residential retail customers. Higher wholesale costs will be passed on to its commercial and industrial customers. Its Australia Pacific LNG asset is now operating at capacity, so we expect positive cash flow will allow debt repayment in the near term, which may broaden the appeal of the company to a wider range of investors. Troy Derwin 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. Troy can be reached on 5430 4444.
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ina Harris loves nothing more than seeing a sea of stripes and spots when she takes to the stage as the lead singer of Lah-Lah. The accomplished opera singer has performed with the Theatre of Image, Chamber Made Opera, and Opera Australia and also spent two years teaching English to Japanese students through a self-designed program using song to teach language. But the mother of two says when she had her eldest daughter 14 years ago, she felt a
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“slight shift, like so many mums do”. “I wanted to find something that worked well with having a family, and also do something I am passionate about. So I started early childhood music classes,” she tells My Weekly Preview. “The first class became a school, which ended up being four schools, and it has just grown. In the last session of the program, my husband Mark would come in with his double bass and we’d do a mini show. It wasn’t long before parents started telling us
we should do a big show.” Almost 10 years ago, Lah-Lah Productions was born and Harris transformed into the show’s namesake. Her husband became Buzz, the band leader, and they roped in long-time friends Nic Cecire as Tom Tom, Matt Ottignon as Mr Saxophone and Gary Daley as Squeezy Sneezy. With a shared background in education and each member accomplished performers, the team forged a path that focused on connecting young children with music and developing a passion for instruments. Their latest show, Having Fun, is on its way to the Sunshine Coast these school holidays and Harris says it is her favourite show to date. “We’ve done some cool new things and tried to incorporate new elements from an entertainment point of view while keeping up with the important educational point of view,” she says. When the band isn’t performing, or appearing on their popular ABC Kids show Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band, they are actively connecting with parents and educators around the country through their Music Room program and newly launched Kids Music Group by Lah-Lah Facebook group, which gained 1200 followers in just four days. Caloundra RSL, September 23 at 10.30am. Tickets are $25.50 and are available at caloundrarsl.com.au/entertain.
READER’S CORNER Minecraft The Island Author: Max Brooks Publisher: Penguin RRP: $22.95 Reviewer: Tasman Smith, aged 12 The story starts as the main character spawns in the Minecraft world and has no idea what to do, or how the world works. As part of his journey he learns how to craft, which is finding resources and turning them into other items. This part is very similar to the game. His home is on an island in the sea, with only a few animals, white birch trees and rolling hills and lakes, beaches and other terrains. From this landscape, he has to craft and create his home. The general storyline is about how the main character creates a massive house and, then something happens to it. I can’t tell you what, though, because it would ruin the story. The main character doesn’t have a name mentioned, but he has his few animal friends called Moo the cow, Flint the grey sheep and Cloud the white sheep. It reminded me of when I first started playing Minecraft and I had no idea what I was doing, I just had to figure it out. Overall, I think it’s a great book and I would recommend it to other people, mainly gamers though. I give this book an 8/10.
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Two top acoustic guitarists, the UK’s Andrew White and Australia’s Van Larkins, are playing together in a show not to be missed by acoustic guitar fans. Andrew White is an acoustic guitar veteran and world fingerstyle icon. Signed to the genre’s leading label, Candyrat Records, in his 40 years as a professional musician White has released 14 albums, one of which hit the top 30 on the US Billboard Charts. Van Larkins, once White’s protege, is spearheading the Australian fingerstyle revolution with his groundbreaking techniques and complex compositions, earning him a coveted spot on the US Candyrat Records roster. The Acoustic Masters Tour featuring Andrew White and Van Larkins is on at the Eudlo Hall, 585 Eudlo Road, Eudlo on Saturday, September 23 at 7pm. Tickets are $25.
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DOOLIE GOES DARKER 2016 Queensland Music Award winner Doolie has released her latest single Køld. Described as an intimate revenge story and darker than past singles, the texture between the lyrics and melody exude passionate emotion throughout. With a lower instrumentation juxtaposed with Doolie’s powerful higher register, it’s a standout track in an already shimmering introduction into the Queensland music scene. Catch Doolie performing live at Solbar, 19 Oceans Street, Maroochydore on Saturday, September 30 at 8pm. Entry is free.
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MOTHER OF ALL COMEDIANS Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from your usual comedians. For a start they’re mothers. They’re middle-aged and they’re country girls. The girls have sold out more than 50 shows and now it’s Caloundra’s turn. Their failure to parent is the focus of their material, along with the beauty industry, getting older, getting fatter, strange surgeries, weird TV shows, obsessions, frustrations, and at the end of the day, who unpacks the dishwasher. Women Like Us is on at the Caloundra RSL on Friday, October 6 at 8pm. Tickets are $32 at caloundrarsl.com.au. myweeklypreview.com.au
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One of Queensland’s largest annual festivals, the Airlie Beach Music Festival, has once again created a great opportunity for an up-and-coming Sunshine Coast original band. Entries are now open for interested bands to participate in the Passport to Airlie Sunshine Coast Battle of the Bands competition to win a performance spot at the Airlie Beach Festival, which will be held from November 7 to 9 this year. Backing up on the success of last year’s competition, which saw around 40 local bands give their best over four heats of band action at the Yacht Club in Mooloolaba, the competition will move to a new home in Marcoola at the Surfair Beach Hotel. Host venue manager Andrew Daly says the Surfair is well known as the launching pad for so many great Aussie bands, including INXS, Midnight Oil, The Angels, Hoodoo Gurus and Powderfinger, who all played at the venue when they were starting out. “We are excited to see what new talent may follow in the path of these great bands when hosting the Passport to Airlie right here on Sunday arvos at the newly renovated Surfair Beach Hotel,” Daly says. Bands are encouraged to enter through the Passport to Airlie Sunshine Coast Facebook page as soon as possible. Heats will be held every Sunday afternoon, with the final taking place on October 8. The festival has slots for all types of bands except metal genres. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the venue on 5457 2555.
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Caloundra Lapidary Club’s annual Jewellery and Gem Show will be bigger and brighter this year. There will be more than 70 traders
WHAT’S ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Ronnie Christie (Solo), Caloundra RSL, 11am Renny Field, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Simon Astley, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 4pm Tony Boyd, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Harii, Parklands Tavern, 5.30pm Hayden Hack (Solo), Solbar, 6pm Carl Lynch, Brightwater Hotel, 6.30pm Alan Kelly, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Livewire duo, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Red Liquorice Duo, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Band of Frequencies, Solbar, 8pm Blue Child Collective, Solbar, 8pm Vegas Baby, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm Mason Rack Band, Caloundra RSL, 9pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 The Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Angela Easson, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 3pm Steve Hargreaves, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Janelle Cordingly, Lemon and Thyme, 5pm Will Day, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Bart Thrupp, Solbar, 6pm Sister C, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm Shelle Evans, Forty Five 51 Restaurant & Bar, 7pm Jamie-Lee Griffiths + Marz, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Andrew White and Van Larkins, Eudlo Hall, 7pm Sunset Bliss, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Sam Wedgewood, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Diesel, Solbar, 8pm The Low Road, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm Captain Wow, Caloundra RSL, 9pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 The Spirit Coasters, Caloundra RSL, 12pm Recovery, Solbar, 12pm Destiny’s Plan, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 1.30pm Chris Ramsay, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 2pm Alexis Kent Sawford, 26 Degrees Rumba Resort, 3pm Cumquats, Alex Surf Club, 3.30pm Vinyl Frenzy, Caloundra RSL, 4pm Sizzle N Bounce, Forty Five 51 Restaurant & Bar, 7pm
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Classic Gold Duo, Caloundra RSL, 11am Tessa Marie, Maroochy Surf Club, 6pm Michael Shanks, Caloundra RSL, 6.30pm Kelly Brouhaha, Solbar, 7pm Yeo, Solbar, 8pm Lonelyspeck + Taylor Payne, Solbar, 8pm
offering a variety of finished jewellery, crystals, minerals, opals, natural stones and much more. Lapidary equipment for the hobbyists and rough stones from mines throughout the world will also be available. Mineral specimens, fossils or collectables may also tempt you. Food, drinks and on ATM are available, with parking in George Street. The Caloundra Lapidary Club Jewellery and Gem Show is on at Caloundra State Primary School, 56a Queen Street, Caloundra on Saturday, September 23 from 8.30am to 4pm. myweeklypreview.com.au
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BABY YOU CAN DRIVE MY… SUV Nissan believes its future success lies with the SUV, and that future is bright if the new Pathfinder is anything to go by, writes Peter Atkinson, AAP.
n case there was ever any doubt that SUVs are taking over the automotive world, here’s a sobering fact. Remember Nissan? For decades a central player in the Australian passenger car market? You know, that popular Japanese brand that brought us iconic nameplates like the Pulsar, Bluebird, Skyline, Maxima, Altima, Micra and, yes, even the oddly named Tiida? (Not to mention all manner of Datsuns before the name change.) So consider this. Nissan no longer offers a conventional passenger car in its Australian
model line-up. Not one. The Nissan range comprises SUV models, the Navara ute and a couple of sports cars. But no sedans. No hatchbacks. No conventional station wagons. Of course, this circumstance is mostly born of the way in which Nissan’s SUV models are becoming ever-more car-like. They’ve invaded the traditional sedan’s territory to the point where, in Nissan’s eyes at least, they’ve made the conventional car redundant. Truth is, modern SUVs are bigger, more flexible and practical, yet no less rewarding to
drive than the station wagon that once served as the ideal family car. Their high-riding stance is virtually the only thing that, these days, separates most SUVs from a traditional wagon format. And sitting fairly close to the top of the Nissan SUV family is the Pathfinder. This fourth-generation model was launched in 2012 but has undergone a substantial facelift – both mechanical and cosmetic – this year. With an entry-level pricetag of just over $40K, the Pathfinder is big, roomy, practical, versatile and eminently pleasant to drive. We tested the Pathfinder in its most basic form, the front-wheel-drive, standard-spec ST trim. With the absence of all-wheel-drive it doesn’t even pretend to have some kind of off-road pedigree. It’s basically a traditional family wagon, but in an SUV shape. And it’s an impressive thing. As the Pathfinder ably demonstrates, it drives, handles and performs as well as any traditional wagon did. We were amazed at how smooth, powerful and refined the Pathfinder was in this entry-level guise. Under the bonnet, Nissan has always been notable for its strong, smooth engines, and this V6 is a beauty. Inside, cargo space is restricted if all seats are occupied but roomy if five or fewer are in use. There’s plenty of cleverly thought-out storage space, including little trays for keys,
sunglasses and garage-door openers, as well as ample slots for smartphones and the like. The mid-life makeover adds a substantial suite of technology, including electronic safety aides like intelligent emergency braking, intelligent (radar) cruise control and rear cross-traffic alert in higher-spec models. An all-round view monitor makes it a breeze to park such a big thing. Looking further up the Pathfinder range will allow you to add extra luxury and technology – even the option of all-wheeldrive if you wish. But these days, that’s not really what SUVs are all about, is it?
NISSAN PATHFINDER ST HOW BIG? It’s a full-sized seven-seater with interior space that’s very close to class-leading. The cabin format is quite flexible, too, allowing you to make the most of that space depending on how many seats are occupied. HOW FAST? The 3.5-litre V6 engine has undergone some substantial upgrades, resulting in outputs of 202kW and 340Nm. That translates into responsive, almost brisk performance and plenty of low-down pulling power. HOW THIRSTY? With an average thirst of 9.9L/100km it can’t match class leaders like the Mazda CX-9 – or some diesel rivals – but that’s still reasonable for such a big, capacious thing. HOW MUCH? The entry-level ST, tested here, starts at $41,990 plus onroad costs.
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ARE YOU A BABY BOOMER?
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Watergate is: (a) a large dam (b) the scandal that led to Nixon’s resignation. Paris Hilton is: (a) a highly publicised heiress, socialite, model, and media personality (b) a posh hotel in France named after the nation’s capital. Of course, if you’re a Boomer, you know the answers are always (b).
TALKING ‘BOUT MY GENERATION So, what is it about Baby Boomers? What are the key characteristics that makes this generation so interesting? Boomer stereotypes are rife, so the next time some young hipster says, “you boomers ruined the environment and housing affordability”, why not shoot these stats at their bearded faces?
One of the most adaptable of all age groups, Boomers embrace new technology, spending an average of 21 hours a week online and Boomers hold the lion’s share of Australia’s wealth, with more than half own their home outright.
HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE The Australia Institute says retired Baby Boomers will be wealthier, healthier and longer-lived than any previous generation. According to online sources, Boomers are shying away from staid, traditional retirement villages and opting for standalone, low-maintenance single-storey homes surrounded by sporting and recreational facilities. The good news for Baby Boomers is housing options are increasingly attractive, especially at lifestyle communities like Nature’s Edge Buderim. At Nature’s Edge Buderim, over 50s can buy a spacious architecturally-designed home within a gated community in the Buderim foothills. A multimillion-dollar
Nature’s Edge Buderim is where the wise Boomers are going leisure centre is nearing completion, exclusively for resident use. Most importantly, there are no exit fees and every home owner keeps all the capital gain when they decide to sell and leave.
Head where the wise Boomers are going. Contact one of the Nature’s Edge Buderim’s lifestyle consultants on 1800 218 898 and ask for a personalised tour.
CALL FOR BETTER FLU VACCINE AS NURSING HOMES AFFECTED BY EPIDEMIC A fast mutating and highly diverse strain of flu is to blame for the deadly outbreaks in Australian nursing homes, highlighting the need for a better vaccine, says a leading infectious diseases expert. To date, there have been a record 132,732 laboratory confirmed notifications of influenza in Australia, with several nursing home residents in Victoria and Tasmania dying as a result of the outbreak. Monash University Professor Allen Cheng, who is also the Director of Infection Prevention at The Alfred Hospital, says a particular subtype of flu circulating this year explains the concerning number of deaths among the elderly. “The type of flu strain that is circulating this year is [Influenza A] H3 and that tends to affect older people,” Cheng says. He also says this particular subtype strain
is harder to protect against via a vaccine. There are three types of flu viruses: A, B, and C. H3N2 is a subtype of influenza A. “The flu virus in general changes from year to year, just enough to affect you again,” Cheng says. “With H3, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear, it’s more diverse so it’s hard to find a vaccine that will target all the different types of H3 strains that are out there.” Health officials say it’s still too early to tell if this year’s flu vaccine was ineffective. WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in Melbourne deputy director Professor Ian Barr says an interim report card on this year’s vaccine is expected to be released within the next three weeks following a meeting of WHO delegates in Melbourne. It was confirmed on the weekend that
seven people aged between 70 and 94 at St John’s Retirement Village in Wangaratta had died between August 16 and 30 as a result of the outbreak. The outbreak also killed six residents of a Tasmanian nursing home earlier in August, sparking moves by federal health minister Greg Hunt to make the flu vaccination
“The vaccination rate in Australia stands at just 20 per cent” compulsory among aged care workers. “We’ll be moving to ensure all health workers in the aged care sector are vaccinated subject to any medical
exemptions,” Hunt says. Australian Medical Association President Michael Gannon says the deadly nursing home outbreaks are a ‘wake-up call’ to all Australians to get their flu shot. The vaccination rate in Australia currently stands at just 20 per cent, according to the latest estimates. While its worth getting the flu shot, Cheng says immunisation against the flu only provides a person between 30 to 50 per cent protection. “That’s not very good. The measles vaccine, for example, is 95 per cent effective,” he says. “Ultimately we probably need a better (influenza) vaccine that is 100 per cent effective, obviously we haven’t got one yet so it’s not that easy a problem to solve but a lot of people are working on it.” AAP
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RETIREES, GET READY TO PARTY
he Spring Retirement Festival proves age is irrelevant, it’s how you live that counts. Some of the Australia’s most celebrated performers, entertainers, musicians, comedians and experts-intheir-fields (including gardening experts and culinary whizzes) are getting ready to blow the roof off Lendlease Retirement Villages around the country during Spring Retirement Festival in September and October. The festival returns to Queensland for its fifth year and aims to excite, inspire and entertain with a full program of creative performances, food and masterclasses. Big-name musical acts include the glamorous songstress Rhonda Burchmore, and Australian television and stage veteran Tom Burlinson, who will be performing his acclaimed Frank Sinatra tribute show. Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis will bring his infectious enthusiasm to audiences, hosting a series of gardening workshops. The Sunshine Coast is host to eight of the Queensland festival events and you can forget about paying thousands of dollars for the privilege. The Spring Retirement Festival is free
for over-55s, and conveniently located in Lendlease Retirement Villages. Hang on a minute, you might be thinking, retirement villages don’t seem like the sort of places you’d go to party the day away – let alone attend an exclusive festival. Well, think again. The notion of retirement living is evolving – and Lendlease is at the forefront of this new movement. Lendlease Retirement Living managing director Tony Randello says Lendlease Retirement Villages are full of vibrant people who know that age has nothing to do with having fun or getting the most out of life. “The Spring Retirement Festival is a
celebration of everything you live for now. It’s the joy of getting older, remaining vital and having the perspective to appreciate it all,” Randello says. “It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate life, celebrate joy and celebrate getting older with all the vibrancy you can muster. It’s also the ideal chance to meet new people and have a laugh – whether or not you’re already a resident.” The program encompasses the idea of creative ageing. Expect everything including entertainment, arts and culture, crafts, comedy, music, cooking, dancing – and that’s just the beginning. The magic happens when you step inside the village and see first-hand how
Rhonda Burchmore joins Tom Burlinson on the lineup of famous faces who will entertain guests at the Spring Retirement Festival aspirational retirement can be when you belong to a community defined by its warm, engaging and vibrant spirit. Even better? This is a crew who know how to party.
Check it out at Buderim Gardens, 405 Mooloolaba Road, Buderim on September 27 from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets are free, but bookings are essential through springretirementfestival.com.au.
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BUSINESS GROWS ALONGSIDE THE FAMILY
Squire Development is a family business with a long history of development on the Coast spanning three generations.
he story of Sunshine Coast building company Squire Development Group began more than 50 years ago, and a long way from the Coast. Squire’s managing director, Peter Fletcher, tells My Property Preview that the business actually started in Melbourne, when Peter’s father-in-law Ron Goding started building homes and unit developments in the 1960s. Goding mentored his son-in-law in the trade before moving to the Sunshine Coast with wife Rose. Peter, his wife Sharon and two children Chris and Majella then joined the Godings in 1980. They started building spec homes and some tilt slab sheds in Kunda Park, but then work on the Coast dried up. “We left the Coast for three years when it died around 1981 to 1984,” Peter says. But the family returned to the region and hasn’t looked back. On their return the Fletchers built 17 villas on Sugar Road and then the work kept coming. When pressed for a number, Peter estimates Squire has now completed about 800 homes, units and larger developments, though after all these years he’s lost count. After a few changes of name, in the late
1990s the business was renamed Squire Development Group, and the third generation was well settled in. Peter and Sharon’s son Chris started his apprenticeship with the company in 1990,
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“and he is now in full control”. Daughter Majella Coleman works in marketing in the business, while her husband Jason Coleman is Squire’s site supervisor. Squire concentrates its developments in
the Maroochydore area – Peter says they don’t go north of the river and “the furthest south we have gone is Currimundi. We understand that part of the Coast best. We understand the local market.” As for the future, Peter is excited by the growth in the region, citing the Maroochydore town centre and particularly the hospital developments as fantastic projects for the Coast. The future is bright for the region, and for Squire. Peter is hoping to welcome a grandson into the business, telling MPP that Chris and his wife Sharon have three boys, and he is confident a fourth generation of builders isn’t far away. “Chris’ son will probably do a carpentry apprenticeship” with the business. For now the Fletchers are concentrating on Squire’s latest project Allure – a sevenstorey, two-level-carpark development on Mooloolaba’s First Avenue slated to be finished in September 2018. Peter says 15 of the 32 units are already sold, even though they haven’t yet started building. “That is certainly confidence [in the market].” He adds, “We have a few good investors keen to roll another one so we have an agent looking at another block.”
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hese two adjoining parcels are the last remaining land holdings of their kind in Buderim’s CBD. The property consists of two parcels of land, which are 20 acres in size each. Buyers have the choice of buying one, or both. The land offers a secluded and private acreage lifestyle with long term future investment. Buderim is situated within 15 minutes from the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital and close to the Sunshine Coast University, Mooloaba beach and cafes. Be sure to inspect this unique property today.
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LOT 1 & 2 / 76 BALLINGER ROAD, BUDERIM Residential land Auction on site Saturday, October 14 @10.30am Next Property Group 1300 444 777 Anne Wallace 0418 769 466
Now is the time to secure a space in ‘booming Bli Bli’. With construction now underway, the $30m Bli Bli River Village Town Centre project will provide 8300 square metres of space over 3 levels and will include a tavern, multi level retail, health care services, commercial offices and gym. Opportunities include: Pharmacy, Allied Health, Food/Café, Restaurants, Health Foods, Retail, Professional Offices.
LEASING LEASING Michael White 0412 420 212 | firstname.lastname@example.org Ray White Bli Bli | Ed Hackenberg 0499 199 360
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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 ambiance. 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 23rd September 9:00-9:30am FOR SALE Marketed At $775,000
AGENT Russell Dell 0400 409 000
VIEW Saturday 23th September 10:30-11:00am
AUCTION On-Site Saturday 23rd September At 11:00am
AGENT Russell Dell 0400 409 000
Private Rainforest Sanctuary Oasis
BUDERIM 12 Kakadu Lane
• Four Bedrooms With Built-ins + Study • Architectural Functional Floorplan • Fronting Onto Bushland, Multiple Outdoor Areas • Air-conditioned Media Room, Separate Living Areas • 874m² Private Allotment, Close To Transport & School
A stunning example of executive Rainforest Sanctuary
VIEW Saturday 23rd September 1:00-1:30pm FOR SALE Marketed At $799,000 AGENT Grant Smith 0410 21 21 21 Russell Dell 0400 409 000
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Captivating Ocean Views In A Commanded Court
VIEW Saturday 23rd September 12:00-12:30pm
BUDERIM 24 Panorama Crescent Admired as an acclaimed address, Panorama Crescent showcases some of the most spectacular residences on Buderim’s north-east escarpment. This architectural masterpiece is no exception, designed to showcase the stunning Ocean vistas from almost every room. • Four Bedrooms With Built-ins + Study • Panoramic 180 Degree Views, Prestige Address • Freshly Painted Throughout & Restored Timber Floors
• Decks With Views On Both Levels, Open Plan Living • Air-conditioned Living Areas, Downstairs Rumpus Room • 984m² Of North-east Escarpment Land
FOR SALE Marketed At $1,195,000
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The Buderim escarpment is often admired and now is your opportunity to secure an exceptional view property…
Effortless Family Living In Rainforest BUDERIM 7 Freycinet Row • Five Bedrooms, Four With Built-ins • Air-conditioned Living Area & Master • Large Under Main Roof Outdoor Area • Carpeted Media Room Or Guest Lounge • 700m² Allotment, Short Walk To Local Shops Building & Pest Reports Available On Request!
VIEW Saturday 23rd September 1:00-1:30pm
On-Buderim, Land Bank Or Rebuild!
BUDERIM 26 Wian Street
AUCTION On-Site Saturday 14th October At 11:00am
• Stunning Level, Quiet Cul-de-sac Position • Single Level Updated Residence With Good Return • Potential To Renovate Or Rebuild A Dream Home • Easy Level Walk To Buderim Village • 815m² Allotment With No Easements
AGENT Grant Smith 0410 21 21 21
Building & Pest Reports Available On Request!
VIEW Saturday 23rd September 9:30-10:00am
AUCTION On-Site Saturday 23rd September At 10:00am
AGENT Grant Smith 0410 21 21 21
GRANT SMITH PROPERTY
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LARGE WATERFRONT BLOCK MUST SELL 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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1180m2 wide block Full 6000kw solar panels A balcony off every bedroom Gated security system Inground pool and inside spa
Price: Early 1 million Inspect: Saturday 23rd September 11-11.45am Amy Piggott 0475 574 060 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
ICONIC BUDDINA COMPLEX - INCREDIBLE WATER VIEWS 2
21/3 Paciﬁc Boulevard, Buddina Rarely are properties in this tightly held precinct offered to the market, presenting a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure your very own piece of paradise on the coast. Spectacular panoramic views, spacious ﬂoorplan and perfectly located at Point Cartwright in Buddina this incredible apartment will have a new owner soon - it could be you! Call today to organise an inspection.
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Spectacular panoramic views Tightly held complex Spacious open plan living Large kitchen with views Pool and barbecue facilities
Price: Offers from low to mid $1 million Inspect: Saturday 23rd September 10-10.30am Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388
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DESIGNER DUAL LIVING IN MUDJIMBA - EXCELLENT INCOME EARNER 4-5
75 Mudjimba Beach Road, Mudjimba This stunning designer home just minutes from Mudjimba beach embraces sustainable building principles. Two homes in one - main home featuring 3-4 bedrooms, mezzanine loft and media room. A separate fully self contained dwelling at the front of the property has been rented on air bnb and booking.com (average income $1,900/month). Centrally located within walking distance to Mudjimba beach, cafes and shops. Call Ingrid to inspect today!
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Two split level homes Stunning designer residence Huge return on second dwelling Loft multi purpose space Furniture package included
Auction: Saturday September 30th 1pm Inspect: Saturday 23rd September 11-11.30am Thursday 28th September 5-5.45pm Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388
FIRST AVENUE MOOLOOLABA - ABSOLUTE QUALITY WITH A FIRST CLASS LOCATION 3
5/39-45 First Avenue, Mooloolaba “First Avenue” is a highly sought after address within walking distance to Mooloolaba cafés, restaurants, shops and beaches. The property is situated in a meticulous complex with no holiday lets. It comprises a well appointed kitchen with stone benchtops, European appliances and offers breathtaking views of the pristine ocean and Mount Coolum from the stylish open plan design. Contact Richard or Loren today!
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Frank Raadschelder design Ocean views & lift access Pet friendly complex 3 bedrooms plus large study Quality ﬁnishings throughout
Price: Offers over $1 million Inspect: Saturday 23rd September 1-1.30pm Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE - THIS EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY HOME HAS IT ALL! 5
38 Naroon Crescent, Wurtulla Inspection is a must to truly appreciate what this exceptionally spacious home has to offer. Nestled within it’s own tropical sanctuary, this beautiful family abode awaits the discerning buyer who doesn’t want to compromise on location or lifestyle. Secluded and private, this immaculate home with it’s open plan design, soaring ceilings and quality ﬁnishes will not disappoint. Don’t let this get away!
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Expansive family friendly abode Multiple living/entertaining zones Children’s play/entertainment area Heated magnesium therapy pool Unique home/ business opportunity
Price: Offers over $775,000 Inspect: Saturday 23rd September 1.45-2.15pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526
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13 Allunga Court, Mooloolaba Location is key when buying real estate and here it is on offer in abundance! Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and only minutes to Mooloolaba beach and café precinct, this property will tick a lot of boxes for a broad range of buyers. Whether you are an astute investor looking to land bank, or wanting the ideal blank canvas to create your dream beachside abode, this property has so many options!
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Immediate proximity to Mooloolaba Large 607m2 parcel of land Ideal North facing rear yard Perfect site for renovation/rebuild Unlimited future potential
Auction: Saturday 7th October at 10am Inspect: Saturday 23rd September 11-11.30am Alan Riley 0422 723 719
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AUCTION COMMANDING RIVERFRONT POSITION - UNRIVALLED FUTURE POTENTIAL 29 Carwoola Crescent, Mooloolaba There are only a handful of riverfront positions on the Sunshine Coast which would be considered world class – taking into account aspect, view, location, potential and access to local amenities. 29 Carwoola Crescent, Mooloolaba is the cream of the crop and without doubt the most elite waterfront position available on the market today. Facing North East, this grand original home is extremely tidy and offers the perfect starting point with the ideal canvas for a true riverfront masterpiece! Be quick, this opportunity won’t last!
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Elite riverfront position Stunning North East aspect Picturesque views over Mooloolaba 708m2 block - 18m water frontage Extremely tidy original home Walk to Mooloolaba beach and cafés
Auction: Saturday 14th October at 3pm Inspect: Saturday 23rd September 12-12.30pm Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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49 TRIBULATION CIRCUIT, BUDERIM 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, September 23 @ 11am Century 21 Grant Smith Property 5445 8505 Russell Dell 0400 409 000
07 5445 9200 07 5445 9211 email@example.com www.barnbyrealestate.com.au
IMMACULATELY PRESENTED DESIGNER HOME WITH STYLE & QUALITY Solid brick designer home built on an elevated block in a quiet location in Old Orchard Estate. The spacious and well-designed floor plan allows easy and comfortable flow throughout the home and continues out onto the large outdoor undercover entertainment area. There is a saltwater-pebbled swimming pool and a yard for the kids. • Designer kitchen with Bosch & Miele appliances • Solar pool heating • 3.33 kW solar system • Fully insulated • Reverse cycle air conditioning to kitchen/dining area • Two water tanks • 875 m2 block Open for Inspection: Please contact agent Paul Ciseau 0411 662 738 4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR | POOL firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 10 Crows Ash Court Palmwoods ID: 126426742 Price: Offers Over $650,000
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This designer quality built family home is situated on a large 1,354m block in the prestigious estate of Plantation Rise, Woombye. Featuring 5 generous sized bedrooms with separated children’s wing, complete with private lounge area including air conditioning. Polished bamboo floor boards throughout the main living areas with carpet in the bedrooms, set the high end feel to compliment a modern kitchen, complete with stone bench tops, six burner gas stove, stainless steel appliances + a butler’s pantry! FEATURES: • Open plan living • Large modern kitchen with stone bench tops • Butler’s pantry • Stainless steel
appliances • Bamboo wooden floors throughout main living areas • Quality carpet in bedrooms • Children’s wing including air conditioning • Large rear yard with outdoor lounge and fire pit • Double garage • 4 undercover concrete parking bay’s for caravan’s/boat or trailers • Electric security gate to additional parking bay Open for Inspection: Saturday and Sunday 10.30-11am 5 BED | 2 BATH | 6 CAR Address: 8 Ridgeview Place, Woombye Price: Offers Over $710,000
Toby Morrin 0401 623 801 email@example.com ID: 126433190
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PRICE Offers over $650,000 View Saturday 23rd September 11.30 – 12noon
2/5A Sorensen Avenue, Buderim
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car
• Appointed to the highest standard with quality ﬁnishes throughout • Gourmet kitchen with stone bench tops, gas cooktop and Smeg appliances • Spacious open plan air-conditioned living spilling out to a covered alfresco • Luxurious air-conditioned master suite with walk in robe and chic ensuite • Generous sized bedrooms with built-ins and an additional separate study nook
Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711
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
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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.
Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711 email@example.com Office 5373 5077
Sincerity - Honesty - Commitment
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EXPANSIVE RETREAT With w With welcoming elco el comi ming ng lleafy eafy ea fy o outlooks utlo ut look okss an and d ultimate ulti ul tima mate te privacy pri riva vacy cy this thi hiss expansive expa ex pansiv ive e re rretreat trea at is crafted with multiple lifestyle options and a seamless in/outdoor transition. The home sits on 5454m2 of landscaped grounds, which feature a pool. The property was recently renovated with quality designer decor. There are multiple living zones and the stone kitchen has Ilve and Bosch appliances. The master has a private veranda, stone ensuite and walk-in robe.
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23-25 GREENWOOD CLOSE, BUDERIM 4 bed, 3 bath, 6 car Auction on site Saturday, September 23 @ 12pm McGrath 5450 8000 Damien Michael 0413 024 124 Chris Pace 0417 196 600
Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369
Real value on Kawana Island 2 Majorca Place, KAWANA ISLAND Fully refurbished this ex-display home is ready to move in and enjoy the very best of Kawana Island living. A parkland backdrop adds to the appeal of this perfectly located home with the walkways and waters of Parrearra canal only moments away. • Spacious master bedroom with walk in robe, ensuite and direct access to covered outdoor area • 3 bedroom plus a study or 4th bedroom • Large open plan kitchen, living and dining plus a media room • Recently painted, new carpets and window furnishings have this home looking terrific
• Cathedral ceilings to the main living and 2700 ceilings to the remainder • Open floor plan with families in mind separating the master bedroom and other bedrooms for privacy • Short drive to numerous schools, restaurants and shopping centres, the Sunshine Coast Hospital and the University of the Sunshine Coast
Inspect Saturday 23rd Sep 10-10.30am Auction 14th October Saturday 11am On-site Internet ID 3226839 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369 Sean Ferguson 0487 340 853
Beachside Lifestyle in Dicky Beach 72 Cooroora St, DICKY BEACH
This sought after location will allow you to enjoy the best of beachside living with the peace and serenity of a private bush setting. • 3 bedroom home with 1 bath and 1 car featuring timber floors • 1 bedroom apartment/granny flat with 1 bath and large bedroom • Presents very well being freshly painted internally • Fully fenced 610m2 block with potential
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Inspect Saturday 23rd Sep @12-12.30pm Price $785,000 Internet ID 3222929 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369 Sean Ferguson 0487 340 853
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Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369
RARE NORTH FACING WATERFRONT 86 Sunbird Chase, PARREARRA Rarely does the opportunity arise to acquire a true northern aspect, quality waterfront home with 20 metres of canal front including a 9m pontoon and deep water ocean access allowing you to enjoy the best of Sunshine Coast living. • 4 large bedrooms plus complete separate office or 5th bedroom • Spacious internal living areas all leading onto a covered outdoor entertaining area and massive deck
• Breathtaking water views overlooking the resort style pool
• 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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• 2.5 car garage with epoxy flooring plus space for another 2 cars on driveway
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Inspect Saturday 23rd Sep @ 11-11.30am Price Auction on site 7 Oct @ 4pm Internet ID 3224257 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369 Sean Ferguson 0487 340 853
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Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days:
The easiest way to check out the latest auction results.
11/11 TORAL DRIVE, BUDERIM $395,000 / 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1 car Century 21, Russell Dell 36 CINNAMON AVENUE, COOLUM BEACH $850,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car McGrath Buderim, Clinton Eastell
4/21 BALLINGER COURT, BUDERIM Auction on site Sunday, September 24 @ 9.30am Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Michael Chapman 0422 010 000
21/3 PACIFIC BOULEVARD, BUDDINA Passed in, listed at offers low to mid $1,000,000 / 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388
23-25 GREENWOOD CLOSE, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, September 23 @ 12pm McGrath 5450 8000 Damien Michael 0413 024 124 Chris Pace 0417 196 600
2/5A SORENSEN AVENUE, BUDERIM SOLD FOR $780,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car TM Estate Agents 5373 5077 Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711
49 TRIBULATION CIRCUIT, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, September 23 @ 11am Century 21 Grant Smith Property 5445 8505 Russell Dell 0400 409 000
39/11 TORAL DRIVE, BUDERIM SOLD FOR $425,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Century 21, Grant Smith Property 5445 8505 Russell Dell 0400 409 000
19 SHARON CRESCENT, MOUNTAIN CREEK SOLD FOR $755,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car McGrath 5450 8000 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147 Wade Mills 0407 472 331
11 ERNEST STREET, KINGS BEACH Passed in, agent is currently in negotiations with several conditional offers / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Place New Farm 3107 5111 Judy Newlands 0414 472 707
21 RUTHERFORD PLACE, PELICAN WATERS PASSED IN, NOW LISTED AS EARLY $1,000,000 / 5 bed, 4 bath, 3 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Amy Piggott 0475 574 060 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
26 WIAN STREET, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, September 23 @ 10am Century 21 Grant Smith Property 5445 8505 Grant Smith 0410 212 121
50 BUNGAMA STREET, MAROOCHYDORE SOLD FOR $604,000 / 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car First National Coastal Mooloolaba 5444 0800 Paul & Lisa Angell 0438 468 378 26 MOUNTAIN CREEK ROAD, MOUNTAIN CREEK Passed in, property has now been withdrawn from the market / 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car McGrath 5450 8000 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147
49 Tribulation Circuit, Buderim
429-435 DIDDILLIBAH ROAD, DIDDILLIBAH $585,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 4 car McGrath Buderim, Shaun Hammill 3/74 ANZAC AVENUE, MAROOCHYDORE $365,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Next Property Group, Ingrid Ludbrook
19 Sharon Crescent, Mountain Creek
MARKET TRACKER A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 3/83 BEERWAH PARADE, BEERWAH $340,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Loren Wimhurst 48 LINDSAY ROAD, BUDERIM $797,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car McGrath Buderim, Peter Hill & Michelle Hill
5 MYOORA COURT, MINYAMA $1,300,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Karen Jones 12 JEENON STREET, MOUNT COOLUM $525,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car McGrath Buderim, Clinton Eastell 28A SHEARER STREET, NAMBOUR $415,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath Carolans First National Real Estate, Warren Nonmus 21 WILLIAM STREET, NAMBOUR $382,500 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Andy Sharma 26 OLD BOWLING GREEN ROAD, PALMWOODS $736,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Next Property Group, Anne Wallace 9 TARONGA STREET, PALMWOODS $375,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Vanessa Brunton *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies
OCEAN VERGE IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE WITHIN KINGS BEACH 2 BEDROOM FROM $359,000 3 BEDROOM 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. Investors and residents alike will take advantage of the stunning location, ocean views, market beating prices and indicative returns of *5.25% p.a.
AGENT ON SITE THIS SATURDAY 11-11.30AM firstname.lastname@example.org 1800 988 242 www.oceanverge.com.au 60 My Weekly Preview | September 22, 2017
27 VERNEY STREET, KINGS BEACH DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE YOUR NEXT PROPERTY AS THESE APARTMENTS ARE PRICED TO SELL. PROJECT MARKETING myweeklypreview.com.au
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5 Artunga Place, Pelican Waters • Stunning North To Water on 855sqm - 20m waterfrontage • Intuitive design-perfect for either family or guest accommodation • Private position with guest additional parking • Spacious low maintenance grounds • Ground floor ensuited guest suite • Pontoon with kayak slip and winch • Sellers relocating - timely sale required.
5 Aucঞon Forthcoming auction
Kerri Johnston 0412 580 184
View Saturday & Sunday 1-1:30pm
4 North Point Crescent, Pelican Waters • Absolute Waterfront - easy access to Pumicestone Passage • Open plan living + media room • Gourmet kitchen + butlers pantry - stone bench tops • Purpose built home office with separate entry • Secured 3 car + van parking + additional car parking • Ducted air, vac maid, security , solar • Remarkable realestate - serious sellers!
4+ Aucঞon In Rooms, The Event Centre 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra Thursday, October 12 at 11am
Kerri Johnston 0412 580 184
View Saturday & Sunday 11-11:30am
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Multi Auction Event Ramada Marcoola Wednesday 4th October 2017 @ 6pm www.northshorerealty.com.au Open to View Sat & Wed 11am-12 noon
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.
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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
BRAND NEW DUPLEX PAIR - MUST BE SOLD
KEITH BLANCHARD 0419 676 037 email@example.com
JAY PASHLEY 0407 119 355 firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to View Sat & Wed 4-5pm
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.
WALTER JOHNSON 0488 989 363 email@example.com
www.coolum.com.au www.coolumholidyas.com.au Coolum Holidays 1300 303 423
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Multi Auction Event Ramada Marcoola Wednesday 4th October 2017 @ 6pm www.northshorerealty.com.au Open to View Sat & Sun 10-10.30am
BLI BLI 3 Kathleen Drive PRIVATE & GENEROUS â€“ THIS FAMILY HOME WILL BE SOLD
Open to View Sat & Wed 1-1.45pm
MOUNT COOLUM 53 Kula Beach Shacks, 42 Boardwalk Blvd
HOLIDAY RETREAT MUST BE SOLD!
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
KEITH BLANCHARD 0419 676 037 email@example.com
Open to View Sat & Wed 11-11.30am
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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€™s style kitchen and bathroom, large deck area to relax on, plus single carport.
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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 ducted 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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644 David Low Way Pacific Paradise QLD
RENOVATOR’S DELIGHT Maroochydore
27 Summer Drive
• 4 bedroom + study home. Wide 24.5m water frontage (river/ocean navigable) • Stunning long water views from almost every room. Extensive outdoor living • Designer re-fit includes stone surfaces, ultra modern fittings/finish throughout • Walk in robe/ensuite. Quiet/private lifestyle right in the heart of Maroochydore INSPECT: Saturday 11-11.30am
AGENT: Tony Brown 0411 074 022
Located in a level cul-de-sac on Buderim is this 815m² property. The house can be renovated, or consider rebuilding. Located only a short stroll from Buderim Village, this is a rare and commanded opportunity to obtain a Buderim address and create your dream home. The existing residence offers three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living and a fourth bedroom, home office or multi-purpose room. At the rear of the home a large timber deck overlooks the level backyard. This is the perfect entry price point home on Buderim.
26 WIAN STREET, BUDERIM 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Auction on site Saturday, September 23 @ 10am Century 21 Grant Smith Property 5445 8505 Grant Smith 0410 21 21 21
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12 Greg Greg Court, Buderim 5 B 3 C 3 D 956 J Big Home...Big Block...Huge Opportunity!! Ideally located at the end of a quiet cul de sac and taking advantage of an elevated north easterly aspect. This big Buderim home offers the ultimate in space and lifestyle for the growing family.
3/80 North Shore Road, Twin Waters PRESTIGIOUS BEACHSIDE RESIDENCE
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The open plan design of this three-storey home captures the essence of a relaxed lifestyle beside the beach. Each floor is with high ceilings, large windows that frame the outdoors and capture the ocean breezes .The kitchen, living and dining is an entertainer’s dream with a huge chef styled kitchen and dining room large enough to seat the whole extended family.
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WATERFRONT LIVING This beautiful home offers a lifestyle like no other. The floor plan is designed on an 810m2 parcel of land. There is a distinct aquatic feel to this residence which epitomises the coastal lifestyle on offer, complete with impressive glass windows throughout highlighting waterfront views. There is also a pontoon to moor a boat and jetski. Walk through the living areas and begin to appreciate the coastal ambience which overlooks the stunning pool. The main bedroom is extravagant with views of the pool and presents a deluxe ensuite and large spa bath. The other two bedrooms are also impressive.
30 CHELSEA CRESCENT, MINYAMA 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car $1.3 million RE/MAX First 5405 3715 Sandra de Jersey 0438 975 045
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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
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UPMARKET CLASSIC – PRIVATE SETTING • Open plan living & dining areas • 2 outdoor private alfresco areas • High ceilings & neutral tones throughout • Reserve at rear of property • 500 metres to local shopping centre
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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 9-9.30am 63 Cooloolabin Rd, Yandina
PERFECTION IN PALMWOODS 10 CROWS ASH COURT, PALMWOODS
This solid brick, designer home is situated on an 875m2 elevated block in a quiet location in Old Orchard Estate. The spacious and well-designed floor plan allows easy and comfortable flow throughout the home and continues out onto the large outdoor undercover entertainment area. There is a saltwater-pebbled swimming pool and a yard for the kids. The designer kitchen features Bosch and Miele appliances and there is reverse cycle air-conditioning to the kitchen and dining area. The property features two water tanks, a 3.33kW solar system and the pool is heated by solar.
4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Offers over $650,000 Barnby Real Estate 5445 9200 Paul Ciseau 0411 662 738
Price Offers from $395,000 Ian Black 0407 587 503
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“The Point”: Ageless Charm on Moffat Beach Headland •Large 3 level executive residence • This stunning address has exceptional ocean views • Ideal for long beach walks or treks along the Coastal pathway • Ideal location for year-round swimming and surfing • Multiple living areas offers an ideal separation of space • Private inground swimming pool For an informative eBook sms “Mcilw” to 0428 485 767 AUCTION On Site Saturday 7th October 2017 INSPECT Saturday 1-1.30pm CALOUNDRA 5438 2166 MICHAEL KETTLE 0419 728 807 WEB www.fncaloundra.com.au
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We put you first MOOLOOLABA UNIT 6 ‘KIRRIBILLI ON THE RIVER’ 57-59 RIVER ESPLANADE
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 22nd 4-5pm & Saturday 23rd 1-1.30pm FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL MOOLOOLABA 5444 0800 SUZANNE ANNABEL 0411 106 791 & JEAN HAMER 0419 034 500 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au
NAMBOUR 21 RAYLEE AVENUE
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SIPPY DOWNS 1 MINGUS STREET
OFFERS OVER $699,000
Australian Story in Highworth!
Your Forever Home
This 2 story home is perfectly situated in the highly sort after area of Highworth in Nambour. Consisting of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 toilets and a single garage, this property is also complimented by a large lounge, separate dining area, large rumpus area under the house, and a verandah to enjoy the wonderful views over Nambour! • Elevated block • Fans throughout • Polished timber flooring • Second verandah to side of house • Garage with remote control • Walking distance to local shops and bowls club • Land size: 701sqm INSPECT Please contact agent to arrange inspection FIRST NATIONAL CAROLANS NAMBOUR 5441 1344 WARREN NONMUS 0431 210 348 WEB www.carolans.net
This unique home sits neatly on an 823m² corner allotment facing north towards the Lake with its solid Hebel construction. The use of Hebel not only assists in noise reduction, but ensures sustainable energy efficiency.
Mooloolaba - 5444 0800
• Four ultra large bedrooms PLUS home office • 12m lap pool designed for aqua aerobics • Huge outdoor entertainment area • A choice of living spaces • 40m² gymnasium or games room • Well appointed kitchen PLUS kitchenette • Stunning 9ft ceilings throughout INSPECT Saturday 10-10.45am FIRST NATIONAL LIFESTYLE SIPPY DOWNS 5450 1515 GAVIN FLATON 0414 826 687 WEB www.fnlifestyle.com.au
Nambour - 5441 1344
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ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT PERFECTION
elish in the indulgence of this perfectly positioned designer unit set amongst lush tropical gardens overlooking a peaceful beachfront reserve at magnificent Marcoola Beach. The luxurious Sand Dunes resort complex offers privacy and contemporary comfort with amenities such as the awardwinning 75 metre lagoon pool, heated spa and on site gymnasium. Relax by the pool or take a sunset stroll along the beach. Boasting uncrowded beaches and a village community, Marcoola is the perfect place to own a weekender, permanent residence or investment.
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U8/130 MUDJIMBA ESPLANADE, MARCOOLA 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Auction at The Ramada Marcoola October 4 from 6pm North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Jay Pashley 0407 119 355 Liz Hope 0422 494 686
Phone (07) 5476 3579 www.thepropertyleague.com.au
E SIT 5PM N O ION SEPT T C AU 29TH AY RID
COMMITTED VENDORS WANT A CONTRACT – ULTIMATE MAROOCHYDORE CBD LIVING 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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• Large house sized apartment with generous size balconies and pleasant views • Open plan living in Resort style complex with luxurious spa and walk in robe • Leeward located opposite Double Bay Beach Park, the Lake & Restaurants
3 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car Inspect: Saturday 23rd September at 11-11.45am Leanne King 0439 910 235
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Contact WILL EMMS today 0423 380 685
West Woombye 74-76 Simba Rd
Open Saturday 23rd September 3.00 to 3.45pm Peaceful Lifestyle Acreage With Amazing Dual Living Prospects!!!
Simply contact Will Emms from Elders Real Estate Woombye on 0423 380 685 to arrange your property appraisal and you’ll be registered in the draw to win! *Conditions apply. See full terms and conditions at: eldersrealestate.com.au/winaholiday
Incorporating a comfortable country-style home with wrap around decks on 2 sides and a lovely lagoon like salt water pool is this amazing tranquil property offering a sensational outdoor lifestyle!
Will Emms 0423 380 685 Elders Woombye Web Id 17773096
With an abundance of features included with this property that offer a very comfortable way of life and nothing to improve, this is an excellent opportunity not to be missed!
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Buderim, 2 Peaceful Close
Peace, Privacy and Plenty of Extras!
Offers Over $650,000
Surrounded by greenery and boasting plenty of extra space, 2 Peaceful Cl, Buderim will be a wonderful place to call home for one lucky purchaser. The home has its own unique, warm character. The timber floors and the use of contemporary and natural tones throughout the house ensure the property blends in perfectly with its surroundings.
• Parking for five vehicles, sapce for carvan or boat. • High spec kitchen with gas cooking and stone benches. • Tree-scaped 1,717m2 block with plenty of privacy. • Air conditioned living space plus combustion heater. • Stylish, contemporary design with high ceilings. • Plenty of natural light and colour throughout the home. • Quiet residential location.
Buderim, 73/83 Lindsay Road
Ever Popular Village Green on Buderim
3 Bedrooms, spacious lounge and private courtyard with covered patio. Split system air conditioning and ceiling fans. Low Body Corp - $1148 per annum. No rentals – owner occupiers only. Freshly painted and new carpet.
View Sat 23rd September 10–10.45am harcourts.buderim.com.au /QB2884 Richard Meacle 0407 145 812
View Open Saturday 23rd September 12 - 12.45pm buderim.harcourts.com.au/QB2949
Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219
Buderim, 21 Kerenjon Avenue Feel Good Family Home with Dual Living Potential • Open plan layout with good separation of living areas • Expansive kitchen with stainless gas cooktop • Dual occupancy potential with private side access • Large shimmering in-ground pool • Two large decks to take in the views
Offers Over $549,000 View Saturday 23rd September 11am-11.30am harcourts.buderim.com.au /QB2936 Kyle Adams 0458 040 209
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Coastal Living is on the Horizon
With premiere sized lots starting at 800sqm, Horizons North offers a slice of coastal paradise at a price you can’t afford to miss.
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.
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.
Call now to secure your slice of paradise 0431 222 327. www.horizonsnorth.com.au
MODERN FAMILY HOME The owners of this stunning Maroochydore home have limited time to secure a contract, therefore it must be sold at auction. Located within walking distance of the Maroochydore CBD on a 744m2 block, the property boasts a large backyard. The house has been renovated bringing it up to modern standards. It features hardwood polished floors, hardwood beams and framing. The layout is modern with three bedrooms, a bathroom and study area upstairs. The ensuited master bedroom is downstairs. Off the new kitchen is a large balcony ideal for Sunday breakfasts or weekend barbecues. The two car garage has ample storage space and you can also park a boat or caravan under cover.
4 LARKIN STREET, MAROOCHYDORE 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car Auction on site Friday, September 29 @ 5pm The Property League 5476 3579 Darren Rix 0416 188 259
Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE
COES CREEK 13 Nalin Lane
BUSHLAND AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS…. • Bushland and mountain views, enjoy this expansive view from your extra large, under roof deck … fantastic for entertaining • The home features large open plan living with high ceilings • Modern kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite • Position of the home is only a short distance to a neighbourhood shopping centre and only minutes to schools and town centre • This home offers, privacy, views, close proximity to conveniences and situated on a 788m2 block
Price: $379,000 Inspect: Saturday 12-12.40pm Contact: John Pyne 0418 710 209 www.riddellrealestate.com.au Property ID: 517772
WOOMBYE: 15 NEW STREET. NEW LISTING! “ WALK TO WOOMBYE” Inviting home with sizeable deck. 3brm 1bath 2car. Downstairs completely built in.
NAMBOUR: U6/10 MILL LANE LAST ONE REMAINING! – “BRAND NEW” Downsizing, retiring, investing! 2brm, 2bath, 1car. Quality Plus!
WOOMBYE: 21 BUNYA PINE PLACE: “ULTRA STYLISH – VIEWS – DIVERSE” Tastefully, fully refurbished, style & quality. 4brm, 2bath,1car , many extra features throughout
WOOMBYE: 115 OLD PALMWOODS RD. “PRIVATE LIFESTYLE” Tastefuly renovated .. like brand new. 5brms,2bath,4car + many extras!
WOOMBYE: 19A ANN STREET “ WALK TO TOWN CENTRE” GREAT BUY! Downsizing, Retiring, Investing. 2brm, 1bath, 1car – Neat tidy brick home.
BURNSIDE: 42 TRAMLINE RISE: BRAND NEW – IMPRESSIVE AND READY TO GO! Quality 4brm,2bath home. Spacious, light filled, outdoor area + more!
TOWEN MOUNTAIN: OFF GRID LIFESTYLE. ECO DESIGNED HOME ON 14 ACRES. Innovative hideaway- 3brms 1bath 6car. Solar, Water, Dam, many features!
OPEN SAT. 11–11.40 $389,000 OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 OFFERS OVER $330,000 OPEN SAT. 12-12.40 $545,000 OPEN SAT. 12–12.40 OFFERS OVER $679,000 OPEN SAT 1-1.40 $399,000 OPEN SAT. 1-1.40 $495,000 CALL TO INSPECT MID $600,000s
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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Caloundra West, 7 Mallee Close Nest or Invest - Awesome Location! This property would make the perfect investment or a great first home for the family. Located in the very popular Meridan Plains School catchment area. School side of Caloundra Road and immaculately presented.
Offers Over $459,000 View Saturday 23rd September 2-2.30pm caloundra.harcourts.com.au /QCA2599 Dean Logsdale 0400 711 017
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PELICAN WATERS NATURE RETREAT
his nature retreat in Pelican Waters is located in a quiet cul-de-sac with water views across to the golf course. Admire the wildlife surrounding you and be entertained watching the golfers tackle the bunker. Located close to the new town centre, the home features a large main lounge near the kitchen, living areas with extra library or children’s zone upstairs. There are water views from nearly ever room. Explore the unique canal systems in your own kayak. These are genuine sellers who have bought elsewhere. Inspect today.
IMAGE FLAT, 42 Gaylard Road
21 RUTHERFORD PLACE, PELICAN WATERS 5 bed, 4 bath, 3 car Low $1 million Next Property Group 1300 444 777 Amy Piggott 0475 574 060 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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Tradies and Truckies. Do you want to run your business from home? Enjoy this sought-after lifestyle and views of country only 5 minutes out of Nambour. • Open plan living & dining • Study nook/office area • Air-conditioning, fans & fireplace • Covered terrace and entertaining area • Sparkling in ground pool • Large 4 bay shed, with separate access
Price: $669,000 Inspect: By Appointment www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 18836025 Gary Edwards 0412 829 777 RE/MAX Property Sales
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BLI BLI, 21 Bli Bli Road
Wonderful Views & Gardens, Designer Home & Huge Shed
Endless Opportunites On A 916sqm Block!
Impressive, private and spacious home takes in wonderful views to the Coast. • 5563sqm gently sloping & landscaped yard • 3 bay shed 12x9x3.6m Caravan height doors • 1 bay shed 6x3.8m. Plenty of water • Inground saltwater swimming pool • Enclosed verandah creates extra living • Low cost living with solar & Heatpump HWS
Attention first time buyers, renovators and investors. Renovator’s delight! • Elevated position with impressive views • Recently renovated kitchen • Large undercover deck • 3x3 shed and ample storage in garage • Walk to shops, school, park & river • Development potential
Price: Offers over $799,000 Inspect: Saturday 12-12.30 www.remaxcoastandcountry.com.au ID: 18881195 Tim Burrough 0418 666 356 RE/MAX Coast and Country
MINYAMA, 30 Chelsea Crescent
Luxury Dual Living By The Canal • 5 bed, 3 bath home with dual living options designed by Ryan Designer Homes • Multiple living areas with glass windows overlooking the pool & canal • Gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances • Deep inground resort style pool with lap lane, bubble spa bench & fountain • 10m pontoon for boat plus room for jetski
Price: $430,000 Inspect: Saturday 11.00 - 11.45 am www.remaxcoastandcountry.com.au ID: 18920155 Anita Mirashi 0415 551 296 RE/MAX Coast and Country
BLI BLI, 7 Morobe Crescent
Right-Size Your Home And Lifestyle Price: $1.3m Neg Inspect: Every Saturday/Private Viewings www.remax-first.com.au ID: 18812285 Sandra de Jersey 0438 975 045 RE/MAX First
Move in to this well kept, easy care brick and tile home and reclaim your lifestyle. • Sheltered and sunny with Mt Coolum view • Easy walk to Bli Bli Village shopping • Single garage with shade sails for parking • Tiles with fresh carpet in bedrooms • Galley kitchen open to dining & sitting • Large lounge open to sunny back deck
Price: $430,000 Inspect: Saturday 10am www.remaxcoastandcountry.com.au ID: 18927085 Chris Ryan 0455 974 039 RE/MAX Coast and Country
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NOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS NOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX.* MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX.* BRIDGES, 18 Kanes Road
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 beautifully presented modern lowset home features: • 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
• 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.
Auction: Saturday 7th October 11am Inspect: Saturday 10am - 10.45am
Agent Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Sharon Heays 0499 205 409 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 18908165
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6pm Sideliners. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 The Link. 8.00 QI. (PG) Hosted by Stephen Fry. 8.30 Thirteen. (M) Part 4 of 5. 9.30 The Ice Cream Girls. (M) Part 2 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 Angels & Demons. (2009) (M) Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor. A professor tries to ﬁnd four kidnapped cardinals. 11.30 The Goldbergs. (PG)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. First preliminary ﬁnal. Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos. From AAMI Park, Melbourne. 10.10 MOVIE Deep Blue Sea. (1999) (M) Jacqueline McKenzie. A group of scientists is attacked by sharks.
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. 8.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) Hosted by Tom Gleisner. 9.30 Shark Tank. (PG) Hosted by Sarah Harris. 10.30 Australian Survivor.
6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Reading To Alton. Hosted by Michael Portillo. 8.40 MOVIE The Talented Mr Ripley. (1999) (M) Matt Damon, Jude Law. A young man assumes the life of a playboy.
6pm Compass. (PG) 6.30 Gardening Aust. 7.00 News. 7.30 Home Fires. (M) 8.20 Shetland. (M) A second body is discovered. 9.20 Doc Martin. (PG) 10.05 The Doctor Blake Mysteries. (M)
6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water. (2015) (PG) Tom Kenny. A pirate steals the Krabby Patty formula. 9.00 MOVIE Evan Almighty. (2007) (G) Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman. A man is ordered to build an ark. 11.00 To Be Advised.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL. Second preliminary ﬁnal. Sydney Roosters v North Queensland Cowboys. 10.00 MOVIE The Mexican. (2001) (M) Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts. A man is forced by the mob to transport an antique pistol from Mexico, despite the objections of his girlfriend.
6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) Singlets attempts his ﬁrst rescue since the incident. 6.30 Gold Coast Cops. (PG) Police respond to an urgent call-out. 7.00 MOVIE Dirty Dancing. (1987) (PG) Patrick Swayze. 9.05 To Be Advised. 11.45 48 Hours: Gone. (M)
6.30pm SBS World News. 7.35 Royal Murder Mysteries: Ludwig II – The Mad King Of Bavaria. (PG) 8.30 Travel Man: Venice. Richard Ayoade and Jo Brand visit Venice. 9.00 Soccer. EPL. West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur. From London Stadium.
6pm Classic Countdown. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.40 Grand Designs: House Of The Year. Part 4 of 4. 8.30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries. (M) A gypsy is murdered. 9.30 Fearless. (M) Kevin faces abuse from the public. 10.20 Glitch. (M)
6pm Seven News. 7.00 Little Big Shots. (PG) 8.00 Sunday Night. 9.00 Heists That Shook The World: Stealing The Mona Lisa. (PG) Documents infamous robberies. 10.00 Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence. (M)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 The Block. (PG) 8.30 60 Minutes. Current affairs program. 9.30 Murder Calls: Margaret Tobin. (M) 10.30 See No Evil: Watching Dru. (M) 11.35 House. (M)
6pm Family Feud: Sunday. Hosted by Grant Denyer. 6.30 The Sunday Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 Australian Survivor. 8.30 Bull. (M) A video game player sues his ex-manager. 10.30 The Sunday Project. 11.30 48 Hours: NCIS. (M)
6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 The Ascent Of Civilization: The Germanic Peoples. (PG) Part 2 of 3. 8.30 Soundtracks: Songs That Deﬁned History: Space Race. (M) A look at music tied to the space race. 10.10 Mankind From Space. A look at humanity’s development.
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 To Be Advised.
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. (2015) (M) Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner. Ethan and the team battle a rogue organisation.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Four Weddings And A Funeral. (1994) (M) A bachelor who is often called on to be the best man at friends’ weddings meets the “perfect” woman at a reception. 11.05 Botched. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Australian Survivor. 9.00 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) Guest quizmaster is Sophie Monk. 10.00 Life In Pieces. (PG) 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN News.
6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Michael Mosley: Do We Need Health Tests? 8.30 London’s Super Tunnel: The Final Countdown Pt 1. Part 1 of 2. 9.40 24 Hours In Emergency: Flesh And Blood. (M) A woman suffers a suspected heart attack.
7pm News. 7.30 7.30. 8.05 David Attenborough’s Micro Monsters. 8.30 Catalyst: Sit Back, Relax – The Dawn Of The Driverless Car. A look at driverless cars. 9.30 Inside London Fire Brigade. (PG)
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) George is recruited for a secret mission. 9.40 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. (M) 10.40 The Catch. (M)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.40 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Penny considers accepting a job offer from Zack. 9.10 Kath & Kim. (PG) 10.20 2 Broke Girls. (M) 11.20 Cold Case. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Australian Survivor. 8.30 NCIS. (M) A missing MI6 ofﬁcer is linked to a murder. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) A US Navy ofﬁcer’s disappearance is investigated. 11.30 WIN News.
6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 News. 7.30 Secrets Of Our Cities. 8.30 Insight. Presented by Jenny Brockie. 9.30 Dateline. 10.00 SBS News.
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+) 9.45 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. (M) 10.30 Lateline.
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Cannonball. (PG) Hosted by Tim Ross and Ben Mingay. 8.30 Criminal Minds. (M) The team pursues two killers. 10.30 Chicago Fire. (M) 11.30 Motive. (M)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.40 Doctor Doctor. Hugh struggles to prove his innocence and win back Penny after failing a drug test. 9.40 Embarrassing Bodies. (M) 10.40 Chicago Med. (M) 11.40 The Closer. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Bachelorette Australia. 8.30 MOVIE The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. (2015) (PG) Judi Dench, Bill Nighy. A hotelier deals with his upcoming marriage. 10.55 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 11.55 WIN News.
6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Railways That Built Britain: Boom, Bust And Blood. Part 1 of 3. 8.30 Look Me In The Eye. (PG) Hosted by Ray Martin. 9.30 The Good Fight. (M) Diane takes on a new client. 10.25 The Handmaid’s Tale. (MA15+)
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6.05pm Grand Designs. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Short Cuts To Glory: Matt Okine Vs Food. 8.30 Glitch. (M) William and Elisha rekindle their love. 9.25 To Be Advised. 10.25 Lateline.
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Cannonball. (PG) Hosted by Tim Ross and Ben Mingay. 8.30 MOVIE The Blind Side. (2009) (PG) Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw. A homeless teenager becomes a gridiron player.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The NRL Footy Show. (M) From Sydney’s International Convention Centre. 10.00 World’s Funniest Videos Top 10 Countdown. (PG) A look at some of the world’s funniest videos. 11.00 The AFL Footy Show. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Bachelorette Australia. 8.30 The Wrong Girl. Eric makes an enlightened decision. 9.30 Blue Bloods. (M) Jamie is investigated for police brutality. 11.30 WIN News.
6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Brockenhurst To Poole. (PG) 8.05 Gourmet Farmer. 8.35 Bosch. A homeless veteran is murdered. 10.30 Outlander. (MA15+)
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7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.20 Catﬁsh: The TV Show. 9.00 Confessions Of A Sex Addict. 10.00 You Can’t Ask That. 10.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Cities Of The Underworld. 8.30 Selling Houses Aust. 9.30 Selling Houses Aust. 10.30 The House That £100K Built: Tricks Of The Trade.
6.30pm To Be Advised. 10.30 Outback Truckers. (M) 11.30 Ink Master. (M)
6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Stormbreaker. (2006) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The 5th Wave. (2016) (M) 10.45 WWE Smackdown. (MA15+) 11.45 Two And A Half Men. (PG)
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 It’s Complicated. (2009) (M) Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin.
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 10.30 MOVIE Ambushed. (2013) (MA15+) Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones, Randy Couture.
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm. 7.30 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 8.00 New Girl. (MC) 8.30 MOVIE No Strings Attached. (2011) (M) 10.40 To Be Advised.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 8.15 Would I Lie To You? 8.45 Live At The Apollo. 9.35 James Galea’s Best Trick Ever. 10.35 The IT Crowd. 11.00 Broad City.
6.30pm Mighty Ships. (PG) 7.30 Walking Through History. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 10.30 Escape To The Continent. 11.45 Mighty Ships. (PG)
6.30pm To Be Advised. 10.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 12am Klondike Gold Fever. (M)
7pm MOVIE Rise Of The Guardians. (2012) (PG) Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin. 8.55 MOVIE Limitless. (2011) (M) Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish. 11.00 Two And A Half Men. (PG)
7pm MOVIE What Happens In Vegas. (2008) (PG) Cameron Diaz. 9.00 MOVIE The Rebound. (2009) (M) Catherine Zeta-Jones, Justin Bartha. 11.00 MOVIE A Smile Like Yours. (1997) (M)
6pm Undercover Boss. (PG) 7.00 David Attenborough’s Planet Earth. (PG) 8.00 48 Hours. (M) 10.00 VF Conﬁdential. (MA15+) 11.00 Car Crash Britain: Heroes And Villains. (M)
6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Home. (2015) (PG) 8.20 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 9.20 MOVIE Scary Movie. (2000) (MA15+) Anna Faris. 11.05 Frasier. 11.30 The Loop.
7pm Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.30 The Cove. (M) 10.00 Louis Theroux: America’s Medicated Kids. (M) 11.00 Confessions Of A Sex Addict. (M)
6pm One Foot In The Grave. 7.00 Border Security USA. 7.30 Border Security: Int. 8.00 Border Security. 8.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 10.30 Border Security USA.
6pm Seinfeld. (PG) 7.00 MOVIE Green Lantern. (2011) (PG) Ryan Reynolds. 9.15 MOVIE The Bourne Legacy. (2012) (M) Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz. 12am Ink Master. (M)
7pm MOVIE Flight Of The Navigator. (1986) (G) Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens. 9.00 MOVIE Sicario. (2015) (MA15+) Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro. 11.30 Ghost Town Gold. (PG)
6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. (PG) 8.00 Earth’s Great Seasons. 9.10 MOVIE Octopussy. (1983) (PG) Roger Moore, Maud Adams. 11.50 Footy Classiﬁed. (M)
6pm Cheers. (PG) 6.30 Scorpion. (PG) 7.30 Australian Survivor. 8.30 Cops: AO. (PG) 9.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Race 14. Aragón Grand Prix. 11.00 Megastructures Breakdown.
6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Futurama. (PG) 7.30 Australian Survivor. 8.30 MOVIE The Wog Boy. (2000) (M) Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo. 10.30 Frasier. (PG) 11.30 Dating Naked. (M)
7pm Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.30 Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists. (M) 9.30 Ross Kemp: Extreme World. (MA15+) 10.15 The Cove. (M) 11.45 9/11: The Lost Hero.
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) 7.30 AFL Brownlow Medal: Red Carpet. (PG) 8.00 AFL Brownlow Medal. 11.15 Barter Kings. (PG) 12.15am Swamp People. (PG)
6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Science Of Stupid. (M) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.10 MOVIE Pulp Fiction. (1994) (MA15+) John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 The Hunt. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher: Beyond The Pale. (2014) (M) 10.40 To Be Advised. 11.40 The Closer.
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Shaft. (2000) (M) Samuel L Jackson, Toni Collette. 10.30 The Last Man On Earth. (M) 11.30 Get Smart. (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 MOVIE View From The Top. (2003) (PG) 10.15 Raymond.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.20 Hard Quiz. 8.50 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. 9.35 Banged Up Abroad. 10.20 Ross Kemp: Extreme World.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Islands Of Britain. 8.30 Prime Suspect. (M) 10.45 All Round To Mrs Brown’s. (M)
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 Ice Road Truckers. (M) 11.00 Strip N’ Rip. 12am Ink Master.
6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Gravity. (2013) (M) 10.30 Balls Of Steel Australia. (MA15+) 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 To The Manor Born. 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.50 Hurricane 360. (PG)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 48 Hours. (M) 9.30 VF Conﬁdential. (M) 10.30 Highlander. (M) 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. 8.30 MOVIE Tomorrow, When The War Began. (2010) (M) 10.30 Raymond.
7pm Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.30 The Insider. (MA15+) 9.20 The Lie Detective. (PG) 10.05 Head First. (M) 11.05 Catﬁsh: The TV Show. 11.50 I Took My Baby’s Life.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Vicar Of Dibley. (PG) 8.00 Fawlty Towers. (PG) 8.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. (M) 10.30 Border Patrol. (PG) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.
6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Highway Cops. (PG) 8.30 American Restoration. (PG) 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 10.30 Ax Men. 11.30 Hardcore Pawn. 12am To Be Advised.
6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. (1986) (PG) 10.45 MOVIE The Perks Of Being A Wallﬂower. (2012) (M)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 To The Manor Born. 7.30 Call The Midwife. (M) 8.45 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 11.00 Silent Witness. (MA15+)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. 7.30 David Att’s Planet Earth. (PG) 8.30 Undercover Boss. (PG) 9.30 Shark Tank. (PG) 10.30 VF Conﬁdential.
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. 10.05 The IT Crowd. 10.30 Live At The Apollo. 11.15 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 Bloopers. 8.00 Big Bang. 9.00 Family Guy. (M) 9.30 American Dad! (M) 10.00 ScreenPLAY. 10.30 Family Guy.
6pm Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Survivor: Heroes V Healers V Hustlers. 8.30 MOVIE Congo. (1995) (M) 10.45 WWE Raw. 11.45 Two And A Half Men.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 To The Manor Born. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Life In Cold Blood. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Contact. (1997) (M) Jodie Foster. 11.45 Person Of Interest. (MA15+)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Car Crash Britain: Heroes And Villains. (M) 8.30 Cops: AO. (M) 9.00 MOVIE Invasion USA. (1985) (MA15+) Chuck Norris. 11.15 Diagnosis Murder.
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Malcolm. (PG) 7.30 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Coach Carter. (2005) (M) 11.15 James Corden.
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ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20)
TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21)
GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21)
The Jupiter-Uranus opposition ignites your adventurous dare-devil side. But slow down otherwise you’ll put your foot in it and come a cropper! Do your best to find more balance in your relationships, and more equilibrium within yourself.
With Jupiter opposing Uranus, being flexible and fast is the key to a successful week. If you are too stubborn in your opinions, then others will just stop listening. And if you are too slow off the mark then others will streak ahead of you.
Expect some turmoil, especially involving children or acquaintances. Even under provocation, strive to display a flexible approach and a diplomatic demeanour. You’re in a hurry to get ahead but be cautious when it comes to your social circle.
CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 23)
LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23)
VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23)
Avoid using emotional manipulation to coerce people. If you’re wise this week, you’ll let others make their own choices (and mistakes). It’s also time to initiate overdue career and domestic changes, before Jupiter and Uranus step in and do it for you!
Are you stuck in a rut? This week’s stars encourage you to experiment as you stretch beyond your boundaries. Adventure awaits! But if you rush around and make assumptions about people or situations, then you could end up in hot water.
Venus and Mars are visiting your sign. So use your Virgo charisma to charm others and attract opportunities. And then use your Mars motivation to take action. But expect a turbulent week financially, as Jupiter and Uranus upset your expectations.
LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23)
SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22)
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)
Librans long for peace, harmony and balance. You hope everything will run smoothly this week but it’s just not going to happen! Partnerships will be unpredictable and loved ones will be disruptive, so revise your expectations and just take things as they come.
Jupiter and Uranus are set to disrupt your routine! Trying to control your timetable will just frustrate everyone. So consider swapping stubbornness for compromise. Your power planet Pluto moves forwards (from Friday) which increases your motivation.
With Saturn moving through your sign, you may feel as if you are failing to live up to your full potential. And then this week, Jupiter and Uranus jump in and disrupt plans. Don’t stress Sagittarius! Mistakes will just motivate you even more.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)
AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)
PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)
The more intently you micro-manage relationships, the more loved ones or work colleagues will distance themselves from you. And if you are too bossy with an Aries, Sagittarius or Aquarius, then an explosive power struggle is likely.
Hold onto your seat - it’s going to be a bumpy ride! This week Uranus (your ruling planet) sends disruptions in your direction, plus Jupiter activates your adventurous and spontaneous side. So the only certainty at the moment is change.
It’s going to be a disruptive and confusing week so strive to keep your Piscean cool. Avoid spreading unsubstantiated gossip and blurting out things that you’ll later regret. Take the time to check the facts thoroughly.
Solve all the clues and reveal the eight-letter word spelled down the middle of the grid.
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JUNIOR X-WORD: Mimzy, Ruler, Under, Slurp, Peter, Vinci, Train, Dizzy (MR. UPPITY)
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THE LAST WORD
A TOAST TO MARRIAGE
We are all being asked to make an important choice, and Richard O’Leary chooses crunchy.
was munching on some toast for my breakfast when I found out about a society-defining postal vote. I stopped mid-chomp, and started to chew over how to approach this subject. Regardless of what question is asked, some people will say just use your common sense, but as I’ve written before, dear readers, I agree with what Einstein said: “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by 18”. So like Albert himself, I think we should adopt a scientific approach and weigh up the pros and cons of both sides. Now, I think I need to put my cards on the table before we start this examination: I didn’t even know there was an alternative when I was growing up in country New South Wales in the ‘70s. The whole thing was a foreign concept. Those who are urging a vote to keep the status quo argue that tradition is important and any dilution of that will see us take the
first steps towards a rocky road to ruin. I saw one of these conservatives argue that proponents of this view are under assault because they are on the right side of legal and moral history. He called it a referendum on consequences, warning that if the vote
“They say it’s all about love, that we all have the right to choose what we want” didn’t go his way there would be unforeseen consequences for civilisation as we know it. While those pushing for a change claim it will send the right signal to the next generation of Australian children to feel free
to make their own choices, to go with their gut. They say it’s all about love, that we all have the right to choose what we want. Look, I’m not going to judge anybody about which way they are going to vote, but if you really want to know, I’ll be supporting the case for ‘crunchy’ in the national competition being held by one of Australia’s best known food brands: The Peanut Butter Great Debate – Smooth vs. Crunchy. I’m not so worried about the result itself but I would really like to win one of the three family cruises or family holidays. To be honest, I’m more concerned about the outcome of the other plebiscite: on same-sex-marriage. For me, love is love, and I will be supporting a measure which will bring great joy to countless people across the country. Voting yes will make this Australian one happy little Vegemite. firstname.lastname@example.org
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