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have a confession to make. Thunder and lightning storms scare the life out of me. I blame my north Queensland upbringing. I’ve sat through my fair share of cyclones. You batten down the hatches, head for the hallway and sit it out praying for the best outcome. And yet, even that haunting sound of the wind whistling around and through the house doesn’t frighten me as much as a bolt of lightning. Perhaps it’s because of the story my Dad insisted on sharing regularly: as a child he was obsessed with storms and would stand by the window watching. This interest continued even after, at the age of 10, a bolt of lightning struck the window, its sheer power sending him flying across the room. It’s fair to say that you won’t find me standing near any windows this storm season. And unlike Dicky Beach photographer Phil Staatz, I won’t be venturing outside as the sky turns a menacing grey. The passion and commitment that storm chasers like Phil have to capture that perfect image – such as the one taken at Bulcock Beach on the cover of this week’s magazine – is fascinating. No matter the time of day, or night, Phil will grab his camera and head outside. This week we chat with Phil about his hair-raising hobby. It’s also timely to remember the importance of safety during storm season. Be educated, prepared, stay indoors and away from flooded areas. Take care.
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A NEW LEAF Where do you live? I grew up in a small town in Hertfordshire, UK. I lived in Sydney for nine years before I moved to the Sunshine Coast, where I have been living for nearly two years. First job? I owned a shop in Camden Market in London at the age of 17, with my father who blows hand-blown glass. We sold beautiful glass vases and candle holders. What are you currently working on? I’m working on my high tea parlour in Buderim and trying to bring something unique to the Coast. I am also designing my own teaware. Your family includes… My husband and our daughter Zara. First car? Peugeot 106. Favourite book? The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, which is based on the law of attraction and self help. This book really inspired me and helped me stay positive.
Aimee Provence High Tea owner Aimee Russell loves a cuppa. Originally from the UK, the 35-year-old comes from a long line of glassblowers, but she hung up the tools to focus on her passion for interior design, wedding styling and tea. She says a high tea is a wonderful way to spend time with the people you love, indulging on delicious treats in a beautiful setting.
Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point and why? I think when my husband and I decided to come travelling to Australia and we decided to make a life here. I love Australia. Your greatest regret? Wow, life is full of regrets, isn’t it? I would love to say I have no regrets but that wouldn’t be realistic. The good thing is I have learnt from all my mistakes and have come out a better person. One of my regrets is leaving my family and close friends back in the UK. I miss them all so much. What achievement are you most proud of? I would say Aimee Provence is my biggest achievement and even though it’s hard running a business, I’m so proud with how far I’ve come since opening it a year ago.
“We only have one life so live it the way you want and don’t let anyone drag you down”
What are you reading now? The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. It’s about staying in the present moment and avoiding thoughts of the past and the future, and just trying to stay positive. It’s another really good book to help with positive thoughts and good for anyone who suffers with anxiety. I do suffer with anxiety so these types of books really help.
Best day in your life? When I looked at my baby girl for the first time.
Best advice you’ve been given? The best advice I was ever told was to believe in yourself. What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? I love being up in the mountains overlooking the beautiful view of the sea and landscapes. I go up to Maleny when I need some time out. If you could change one thing on the Sunshine Coast, what would it be? I wouldn’t change anything. It’s so beautiful here; so different from city life and so much more relaxed. I do miss a good nightclub though.
You are happiest when? When I’m with the people I care most about. I love a good laugh, a night out on the town and a good margarita.
What frustrates you the most? Probably my husband when he doesn’t listen. How do you deal with your frustrations? I go to the spa or I have a glass of wine, or both. If you could tell your 18-year-old self anything what would it be? Life is a rollercoaster. There are ups and downs. You win some, you lose some, and not everything is meant to be. We only have one life so live it the way you want and don’t let anyone drag you down. We are all here for a reason and one day that reason will be why life is worth living, so live life to its full, have fun, travel and fall in love. Tea or coffee? I drink way too much coffee but that’s easy when you own a cafe. I do love my French earl grey tea.
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LOOK OUT: IT’S A RAIN BOMB! Storms can be electrifying events that elicit vastly different responses from people. While storm chasers excitedly grab their cameras, disaster management teams kick into gear and the rest of us batten down the hatches and watch Netflix. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
“When it comes to extreme weather events in our region, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’” Mayor Mark Jamieson
This lightning bolt is called a ‘crawler’, captured over Kings Beach, Caloundra in December 2016 IMAGE: PHIL STAATZ, PHILS_IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM
ith a flash of lightning and a rumble of thunder, Mother Nature unleashed a storm that began to quench the thirst of the drought-addled earth. The Sunshine Coast had seen no substantial rain for three months, placing the region in extreme danger of bushfires at the peak of the fire season and large fires took hold between the Bruce Highway and Aura, and west of Coolum as a result. As if on cue, what seasoned storm chaser and weather forecaster Jeff Higgins called a “rain bomb” hit, signalling the end of bushfire season and propelling the region into storm season. The months between October and March are when storm chasers like Dicky Beach resident Phil Staatz are in their element. A close call with a lightning bolt at Kings Beach last year has done little to deter the passionate 40-year-old landscape photographer who juggles his full-time work as a painter for Stylemaster Homes with the thrill of seeking out storms in a bid to capture the perfect image. “I’ve had a fascination for storms ever since I was little, but it wasn’t until I picked up photography 18 months ago that I found a desire to capture the moments within the storms,” Staatz tells My Weekly Preview. “The structure of the storms and the lightning is fascinating. There is a real beauty
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in storms, even though they look so angry, and it’s that raw power that I really love. You never know what you are going to capture.” Staatz often goes storm chasing with fellow photographers Joe Donovan and Anthony Lombardi and says the number one safety rule is to stay in front of, or beside the storm and never find yourself underneath it.
“I captured the shot and when lightning hits sand, it can form a glass sculpture under the sand, so after I’d shot a few more photos, I went over to try to find the glass sculpture. Even though I could see where the lightning had hit, I couldn’t find the sculpture.” Staatz hasn’t had to venture too far from home to capture his stunning images so far, with the Sunshine Coast putting on many
“Last year at Kings Beach, there was a big storm crossing over Caloundra that I was photographing, and a lightning bolt struck right on the beach…” Phil Staatz
“Of course, Mother Nature will do whatever she wants, so you’ve got to be ready for anything,” he says. “Last year at Kings Beach, there was a big storm crossing over Caloundra that I was photographing, and a lightning bolt struck on the beach right in front of me, about 200 metres away.
impressive storm displays. But this year, he hopes to head out west to Warwick, Beaudesert and Boonah, to where the storms often form, with the aim of snapping a colossal shelf cloud. “Our main rule with storm chasing is to never get your hopes up – you can drive five to eight hours storm chasing and sometimes
not get any photos. It’s all part of the game and it makes it sweeter when you do capture those amazing moments,” Staatz says. “It is more about being in the right moment at the right time and while radars and weather websites can help, there is still a lot of luck involved with it and for me, that’s where the challenge lies.” While the latest deluge to hit the Coast saw more than one month’s rainfall in one day at some locations, resulting in localised flooding, the only infrastructure damage were fallen powerlines at Bokarina and Wurtulla. But with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting as many as four tropical cyclones could make landfall across the east coast of Australia this storm season, residents need to start preparing for the weather events that have the potential to pack a forceful punch, as we saw when ex-tropical cyclone Debbie impacted the region in March this year. Sunshine Coast Council’s Acting Local Disaster Management coordinator Cathy Buck says the region’s Disaster Coordination Centre has become a “well-oiled machine”, with the ability to increase the day-to-day full-time staff of just three up to a massive 150 trained personnel if an alert level is activated. “These people have various roles including manning the council’s field coordination centre, collecting myweeklypreview.com.au
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information, dealing with requests for assistance and equipment, and coordinating with emergency agencies to make sure we are up to date with information. We also have field crews on the road fixing things, putting up signage and relaying information back to the coordination centre,” she says. “At the end of the day, each alert is different and they all have their challenges. We have an all-hazard approach, so we can take on anything that gets thrown at us.” Buck says while the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service is the lead agency when bushfires strike, they take on more of a support role in swift water rescue during severe weather events, with the council taking the lead role. Buck says she is pleased to see more residents heeding the vital message, “If it’s flooded, forget it,” but the recent death of 67-year-old grandfather Neil Andrews at Mary Creek, near Gympie, after his vehicle became stranded in swift floodwaters is a reminder of how important the message is. Being proactive is the key to success for storm safety and people don’t have to wait until a weather event is upon them to act. Buck says there are many things every household and business can do to prepare themselves now to minimise the potential for damage to their properties and to keep them safe. “One of the most important things is for people to have a plan and those who do are
Cathy Buck (centre) with Darryl Johnson, Cameron Herbet, Mayor Mark Jamieson, and Bill Haddrill urge residents to get prepared
• Severe thunderstorms can occur at any time of the year in Queensland. However, most strike between September and March. • South-east Queensland experiences the most damaging individual storms anywhere in Australia. • On average, a severe thunderstorm can produce 6000 lightning strikes every minute. • Each year, on average, severe storms are responsible for more damage (as measured by insurance costs) than tropical cyclones, earthquakes, floods, or bushfires. • Most thunderstorms do not reach the level of intensity needed to produce flash floods, cyclones, wind gusts, or hail, but they all produce lightning which can cause death, injury and damage. • In Australia, lightning accounts for five to 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries annually. More deaths occur when strong winds cause tree limbs to fall, debris to become projectiles, and small boats in open water to capsize.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicts “a typical number” of tropical cyclones to make an appearance in Australian waters during the 2017-18 storm season, which spans from now until March. The BOM’s long-range season forecast predicts around 11 tropical cyclones are expected to form around the country, usually off the coast of Western Australia and Queensland. The east-coast of Australia is expected to feel the direct or indirect impact of four tropical cyclones. “ENSO-neutral to weak La Niña-like conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean and slightly warmer than average ocean temperatures to the north and east of Australia have influenced this year’s tropical cyclone outlook,” the BOM report says. “During ENSO-neutral years, the first tropical cyclone to make landfall over Australia typically occurs in late December. “In La Niña years, the first cyclone landfall typically occurs earlier, around the first week of December. “At least one tropical cyclone has crossed the Australian coast each season since reliable records began in the 1970s.” Although the chances of a tropical cyclone directly affecting the Sunshine Coast pale in comparison to what north Queenslanders face, the region can still be impacted. “Tropical lows that do not intensify into cyclones, or lows that are the remnants of older cyclones, can still cause widespread rainfall and dangerous flooding,” the BOM report says. To keep up to date with weather forecasts and warnings, visit bom.gov.au.
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FOR THE LOVE OF DAD
A local family is sharing their personal story to help raise funds for a Wishlist initiative.
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t’s 8.30am and Paula George greets her 94-year-old father Alan with a smile and military salute. On this day, Alan remembers his daughter’s name, but it’s not always the case despite the close bond the two share. “He has good days and bad days,” Paula admits. “He was very intelligent, which makes this so hard.” Alan sits comfortably in his chair, stacking wooden blocks at Glenbrook Residential Aged Care at Nambour. He is one of about a dozen people living in the facility with a complex dementia diagnosis. The veteran served in World War II in Darwin, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands before he became a senior diplomat based in Europe with his wife Cathe and five children. Now, the grandfather-of-four has vascular dementia, an incurable and progressive disease affecting his memory, reasoning and judgement, which he has lived with for 10 years. “I am sharing our story to support Wishlist’s goal of raising $30,000 for a specially designed dementia-friendly outdoor
area at Nambour Hospital and also a sensory garden here at Glenbrook. “Dad was always gardening. He lived through the Depression and grew fruit trees to provide for the family. This proposed project is so important, it’s so enriching,’’ Paula says. “My grandmother had Alzheimer’s Disease so I witnessed her staying with different relatives and everyone caring for her. I watched her struggle. There came a time with my dad that my mother reluctantly let people come into their home to help. “He stopped recognising mum and it broke her heart. She lost her partner, lost her soul mate.” They were married for 63 years, and Paula says the couple were separated only by illness. “Mum passed away six months ago, so I come in with my brother and greet dad when he’s having breakfast and sometimes we walk through the garden. “He is profoundly deaf due to concussion grenades in the war, but he still has understanding and insight. You grab those moments like a little gem. Unfortunately, you have nowhere to hide with this disease.” This Sunday, Wishlist will hold its first Teddy Bears’ Picnic to raise funds for the outdoor area to enhance patient care at Nambour Hospital’s Acute Restorative Care Unit. The team provides care for frail older patients with cognitive issues and is rallying the community to support the Just Better Care-sponsored event at Cotton Tree park. The innovative project will include a sensory garden, mini workshop and other stimulating therapeutic tools in an environment that will be a first on the Sunshine Coast for dementia patients.
The Teddy Bears’ Picnic is at Cotton Tree park on October 29 from 9am. The cost is $10, which includes food, drinks and activities voucher. Visit wishlist.org.au for tickets.
ART GOES UNDERGROUND Celeste Dawson has been an artist her whole life. But the 21-year-old’s creations have evolved immensely from the days of fingers holding crayons on butcher’s paper – she is now crafting stunning murals and mixed-media paintings. With her career poised to launch into high gear at the completion of a bachelor degree in visual arts just weeks away, Dawson has also uncovered a passion for curating. As a university assignment melded with an idea she had floated with Your Mates Brewing co-founder Matt Hepburn, an exhibition focused on social and political division began to take shape. With the assistance of Dean Ansell and Kourtney Sugden, Dawson is bringing the There is Division in the Basement exhibition to vibrant Nambour venue The Basement. “This event will give emerging artists a chance to exhibit free of charge and give them an opportunity to build connections and network while supporting a local charity,” Dawson says. “It’s a win-win situation. “Our main objective is to build art culture on the Sunshine Coast as there is so much potential here. We’d like to see art move into more accessible and approachable venues and to connect the community more with art.” Entry fees and funds raised from raffle tickets will go to local charity The Board Meeting, which helps families with children who have disabilities or are battling rare illnesses. All of the exhibiting artists have also agreed to donate 50 per cent of the sale price of their artworks to The Board Meeting. There is Division in the Basement is on at The Basement in Nambour on October 27 from 6-8pm. Entry is $5 at the door. Visit the There is Division in the Basement event on Facebook.
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The ‘good old days’ will be celebrated when the Palmwoods Memorial Hall Association hosts the free event, Snapshot of the Sixties. Sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Council as part of the SC50 celebrations, the event will invoke days of the past where Saturday night dances were a staple feature of the hall’s use. Snapshot of the Sixties will be held on October 29 from 2pm with a delicious country style afternoon tea, entertainment from the swinging ‘60s, and a screening of iconic Australian film Strictly Ballroom on the big screen. Refreshments will be available from the kiosk at interval.
It is the event that attracts thousands of athletes and spectators to Noosa and this year, the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sports Festival will add another notch on its belt. The five-day festival, which kicks off on November 1, features the world’s largest triathlon. Around 8500 people are expected to step up to the starting line for the hero event, with the swim starting from the beautiful Noosa Main Beach, the ride taking in the scenery of the Noosa hinterland, and the run that soaks up all that Noosa has to offer. For more information on how to catch all the action, visit noosatri.com.au.
SPORTS STARS JOIN LIFEFLIGHT OCEAN PADDLE Ironman Grant Kenny is just one of the many professional athletes getting behind the inaugural LifeFlight Ocean Paddle as part of the Australian Ocean Racing Series. The LifeFlight Ocean Paddle is a 17-kilometre downwind ocean paddle race on November 4 and is open to recreational and professional paddlers of all ages and skill levels, with great prizes up for grabs. The race ends at the Alexandra LifeFlight Training Academy Head of Operations Jeremy Ovens Headlands Surf Club, where live entertainment will be run all day and night. The event raises funds for aeromedical service, LifeFlight, which last year performed a record 5342 missions throughout Queensland and around the world. The paddle will be run either north from Moffat Beach or south from Point Arkwright. For more information, visit lifeflightoceanpaddle.com.
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AVIATION PARTNERSHIP TO PROPEL OUR REGION Sunshine Coast Airport, Tourism Noosa and Visit Sunshine Coast have signed a historic Aviation Partnership agreement that will see the three organisations join forces to develop and implement a new marketing plan to drive future tourism growth into the region. The partnership will see them each contribute to $400,000 annually for marketing funds to grow business from the key interstate markets of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, along with New Zealand. It will target routes that are identified as having potential to generate sustained growth and regional dispersal.
HIGH TEA RAISES OVER $50,000 TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER The Coastline MINI Garage High Tea by the Sea donated $52,776 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) following its sold-out event. The high tea, co-hosted by 4 Ingredients on October 8, saw Sunshine Coast locals win the two major raffle prizes. Samantha Dunne (pictured) won a Mini Ray valued at $31,000 and Stacey Christian won the $7500 morganite and diamond ring from Sunstate Jewellers Caloundra. NBCF state manager Jackie Horwill says the money raised from this year’s event means that 4 Ingredients has donated more than $213,000 to the foundation since they became platinum partners in 2014. “The NBCF is 100 per cent community funded and we are working towards zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030 by investing in life-changing research.”
25.8 PER CENT INTERIM PARKING SOLUTIONS FOR MOOLOOLABA The Sunshine Coast Council is preparing to proactively manage parking demand during the upcoming Brisbane Road car park project construction by adding another nearby parking option. Councillor John Connolly says a central Mooloolaba site on council-owned land at 26 Brisbane Road will be used as a temporary car park. This will deliver 27 interim car parks in addition to the 124 temporary spaces now available on the former Mooloolaba caravan park site. Once completed, the Brisbane Road car park will free up the foreshore area for community use.
New Queensland Police Service statistics show fraud offences in the Sunshine Coast District have increased by 25.8 per cent overall on last year’s figures. The QPS report found while there was a 67.2 per cent decrease in cheque fraud, and 25.7 per cent decrease in identity fraud, computer fraud increased by 54.7 per cent and credit card fraud also jumped by 39.8 per cent. Robberies of Sunshine Coast homes increased 12.7 per cent while robberies of businesses fell by 22.1 per cent. The report states the overall crime rate across the Sunshine Coast District increased by 3.5 per cent on the previous year to 25,788 offences.
HAVE YOUR SAY ON YAROOMBA BEACH The planning for the Yaroomba Beach integrated ecotourism and residential development has taken another step forward with the start of public notification for the development applications. Coast residents, businesses, and groups can have their say on the development, which proposes the first five-star resort to be built on the Sunshine Coast in 30 years, a diverse range of accommodation, a community park, shops, and greater public access to the beach. To have your say, visit yaroombabeach.com.au.
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BUCKETS OF KINDNESS
Sunshine Coast lawyer Kyle Kimball says fake news is not a new phenomenon but a problem that has always existed in the media.
Sami Muirhead believes if everybody adopted the generous practice of ‘bucket filling’, the world would be a better place.
need some happy news to fill up my bucket after a few First-World blows over the past week. It was an incredibly stressful few days (I TOLD you this was not about world peace) trying unsuccessfully around the clock to buy Pink concert tickets before some smashing friends with good hearts and even better internet connections and empty credit cards finally managed to bag some seats to the Beautiful Trauma concert. Namaste, friends! I mean, Pink tickets were about as elusive to locate as an Uber at midnight when you just want to go home and binge eat and watch rubbish TV. My other problems revolved around the fact The Bachelorette ended and we have to somehow survive without tuning in to see grown men go gaga over Sophie Monk each week. The Gold Coast girl won me over early in the reality TV series with her honest answers, bogan accent, killer outfits, and razor sharp street smarts. Sophie is all that and a packet of chips, right? Surely Stu will not turn out a love rat? Hopefully Jarrod finds true love, and a watering can to revive his dead pot plant. And we all pray Apollo just takes off his shirt and pats some ponies. Again! So you can see why I need to refocus on all the good things going on and fill up my bucket with love and kindness. How good is this constant bucket filling talk? I recently went on a retreat all about
feelings and emotions and I am always reading the latest self-help book. But you know, I have found the ultimate free therapist who knows her stuff. You know who? My six-year-old daughter. Her divine little Grade 1 classmates sing a song about trying hard to be good bucket fillers each and every morning. It goes like this: “I am a bucket filler. N-N-N-N not a bucket dipper. Every day I consider how to be a bucket filler. I can do something nice for someone at school. Like tell them if I think that their drawing is cool. And if I see that someone is sad, I can help them feel a little bit less sad.” Bravo! It is genius. Why don’t our politicians work on this simple yet brilliant concept of bucket filling? Why don’t we all have literal buckets at work where we write little notes of love and positivity to our colleagues when they do cool things such as fix the photocopier or clean out the fridge? If we swapped hating each other on social media and in real life and judging and sending out poison energy and instead just worried about being good bucket fillers, the world would be a better place. My husband found my secret shopping stash in the boot of my car this week and was a little cranky so I turned to him and said, “Don’t be a bucket dipper”. I think at first he hoped it was some code for bedroom talk but when I explained what it actually means, he just continued to look frustrated. Happy bucket filling this week, folks.
Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator. For more from Sami you can hear her on Mix FM.
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lie told often enough becomes the truth. Vladimir Lenin I heard the term ‘post-truth world’ for the first time the other day. Something in the context of ‘fake news’. In the age of the internet, new words, expressions and aphorisms pop into our lexicon almost daily. I do sometimes wonder whether this ever-increasing word population is engineered by the faceless men that conspiracy theorists believe rule the world. After all, as old Comrade Lenin was getting at, the use of words can be a powerful tool with which to control the masses. Most likely though, I hope it is just pure chance and a consequence of nothing more sinister than a touch of corporate speak from pony-tailed ad execs sharing lattes on James Street. The internet, social media particularly, seems to encourage this proliferation of catchy phrases. Though much like the froth on top of the lattes, these words regularly lack any substance and should not be mistaken for the coffee itself. As a lawyer, I do find ‘post-truth world’ amusing. As though there ever was a world where the truth existed. That we have only now discovered the idea that those in power may be economical with the truth? This appalling abuse of public language is what leads to my current dilemma. This fake news phenomenon has me genuinely confused. I am still yet to work
out whether it is used with comedic irony or with genuine intent. Does news, by the very absence of the label ‘fake’, immediately become credible or even factual? Is it somehow the ‘truth’ now, simply as the result of a new narrative in public discourse? Brilliant marketing, really. But let’s not kid ourselves, it is not as though one can distinguish between fake news and ‘non-fake’ news. At an International Bar Association conference,
This fake news phenomenon has me genuinely confused held recently, I witnessed Julian Assange lay out the simple truth of modern ‘news’ and journalism. In an enlightening discussion he suggested that 90 per cent of world media is owned by six corporations. The fourth estate tells us it is a vital part of the machinery of western democracy. And even government pays lip service to this lofty ideal. Our media is necessary, so the story goes, to shine a light on the operations of government and keep power in check. One could be forgiven, though, for wondering just who is kept in power and on what the light is shining.
Kyle Kimball is a senior director of Sajen Legal. He believes lawyers are their own worst enemies.
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Where style, practicality and the outdoors meet The Paddington 25 display home located in Stockland’s new Caloundra South Aura development puts the dream of home ownership within reach for many. Porter Davis Queensland manager Josh Darling says the Paddington has been designed with ﬁrst home buyers, young families and ageing families in mind. “It’s a home that can be adapted to what you need thanks to its incredible
amenity across a single level and silver level ‘iveable housing design standard.” Bright, fresh and contemporary with Porter Davis’ signature Scandinavia interior, the four bedroom, two bathroom, two living abode invites the outdoors in from almost every room. “It’s a comfortable, accomplished home with that coveted indooroutdoor feel. It’s giving everyone the chance to own their own home,’’ Darling says.
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A HOUSE TOUR The Paddington has been designed to make the great Australian dream of home ownership a reality for all. And, it’s a home that doesn’t compromise. It offers all the accommodation found in larger homes. With a sensational kitchen, dining and family area, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and the luxury of a second living space, the Paddington packs a lot in with the price tag you wouldn’t expect. From the street, the home has a striking street presence with its American inspired East Coast façade. Located at the front of the home is the luxe master bedroom featuring not one, but two walk-in robes, as well as a master ensuite with oversized shower and twin vanity, giving this home the sophistication not always seen in a home of this size. Continue down the striking entry and to the left is the engine room of the home – a large separate laundry with under bench space for the washing machine, a separate linen closet and mud room. The second and third bedrooms are located on the right-side of home. They
feature glazed sliding doors letting in sunlight and providing a verdant view. The family bathroom and separate WC is also perfectly placed in this zone. Bedroom four is located just across the hallway making it the perfect bedroom for a nursery, an older teenager or guests seeking extra privacy. The rear of the home is devoted to free-ﬂowing open plan living and is a triumph in family-friendly design. It offers great ﬂow between the kitchen and family room, casual and formal dining areas and maximises the view from the kitchen to the rumpus. In the kitchen, modern practicality prevails with an array of storage, hard wearing surfaces and two-sided, lightﬁlled walk-in pantry. The cleverly positioned rumpus is steeped in natural light. There’s also a sun-drenched deck off the rumpus, a magnet for the family with its own lounge setting and feature tree. Completing the home is the integrated alfresco seamlessly connecting the main living area with the outdoors making it an idyllic spot to linger with extended family and friends.
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US TAX REFORM COULD WIDEN THE GULF
olicymakers within the Trump administration recently revealed their much-anticipated framework for tax reform. Among the major recommendations outlined were: 1) A reduction in the US corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 20 per cent (small businesses are to pay 25 per cent); 2) Collapsing the current seven personal income tax brackets to three: 12 per cent, 25 per cent and 35 per cent (although there were no details as to the incomes at which the brackets will kick in); 3) Roughly doubling the standard deduction but removing personal exemptions for individuals; 4) Allowing companies to write off investment expenses for five years; and 5) Shifting from a worldwide system to a territorial system of corporate tax, which basically applies taxes to domestic income only and exempts companies from being taxed on foreign profits when they are repatriated back to the US. With a lot of detail yet to be developed, the financial effect remains unclear. The bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) in its preliminary analysis said the plan could
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add $US2.2 trillion to deficits over a decade, comprised of $US5.8 trillion in tax cuts, offset partially by $US3.6 trillion in tax increases. With Republicans divided on whether to increase deficits, and at most may consider allowing a $US1.5 trillion increase, it would seem that securing support for the plan in its current form will be difficult. Our global research counterparts continue to expect the plan will be watered down to satisfy deficit hawks. US equities (particularly beneficiaries of tax reform) and the US dollar received a kick following the release of the blueprint. It remains to be seen how beneficial the corporate tax cuts will be, given it is likely certain business deductions will be eliminated. The US dollar should also benefit as optimism around the US economy builds, feeding into more confidence around monetary tightening. Further, the US dollar could benefit from capital inflows as profits held offshore are repatriated back into the country as a result of more attractive tax rates and system of taxing. Some estimate the stock of profits accumulated offshore could be as high as $US2.5 trillion. As Australia adopts a territorial tax system, income earned overseas by a company that is controlled by an Australian company is generally exempt from being taxed in Australia. Therefore, multinationals with subsidiaries under a US tax jurisdiction should receive the majority of the benefit from US tax rates being lowered. It is likely to encourage companies to expand their US operations and increase the appeal of US-based acquisitions. Justin Scattini is an authorised representative (no 427053) of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. He can be contacted on 5430 4444. 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.
procurement requirements, processes and be more successful when submitting tenders and quotations to council, as well as other levels of government. The workshop is free. Places are limited so registrations are required. The workshop is held in Nambour from 8am to 9.30am on December 8. For bookings, or more information phone Amanda Gooddy on 0419 354 827.
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INNOVATIVE DRAMA SERIES TAKES SHAPE
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unique drama series is being created right here on the Sunshine Coast. Behind-the-scenes work on the SCRAP Drama Series, a web-based series that pays homage to the Choose Your Own Adventure books from the ’80s and ’90s, has been underway since the start of the year and the project is gaining momentum. The innovative series is being developed by Mooloolaba resident Rachel Forsyth with a team of creatives, and more than 1000 people are following its progress on Facebook. “The whole show is about invigorating the film and television industry on the Sunshine Coast,” Forsyth says. “The council have actually made one of their KPIs to produce more film and TV on the Coast.
DAUGHTER BRINGS HANK WILLIAMS LEGACY TO THE COAST She is the only daughter of late American country music singer Hank Williams and she’s coming to Caloundra. Antha Belle Jett came into the world on January 6, 1953 – just five days after her father was found dead in the back seat of his 1952 baby blue Cadillac. Now know as Jett Williams, she has pursued her ambition of becoming a country singer like her dad. Together with Australia’s version of The Drifting Cowboys, Williams will sing all the songs Hank’s fans know and love. Williams is at The Events Centre, Caloundra on November 5 at 3pm. Tickets are $59 from theeventscentre.com.au.
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HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN Australia Zoo is gearing up for a spooktacular event this Halloween. Children can dress up for the October 31 event and there will be plenty of treats on the day including free spooky facepainting until 11am, a fancy dress competition and trick or treating. There will be spooky games and the chance to carve your own Jack-o’-lantern. Australia Zoo is open from 9am to 5pm. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate on arrival.
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“It will ultimately be a training ground for our young people.” The plot follows a young man called Jonathan who moves into a Coast share house. As personalities in the house are revealed and controversial issues explored, viewers can cast their votes at the end of each episode to determine the course of the story. The option with the highest number of votes will be the direction the show will move in. SCRAP business manager Nina Shadforth says the name of the project came from the idea that all the characters in the show are essentially leftovers on a plate, or scraps, that are bundled in to live together. She adds this project will not only provide a creative opportunity for actors, film crews and those working behind the scenes, but could become an anchor to generate future opportunities for local talent. “It’s really important in terms of trying to keep industry professionals here on the Coast,” she says. “We want to trigger the interest, the need for greater investment in facilities, and encourage people to not only invest in our project, but also the wider film and television industry. We would like to see creative industries getting similar traction to the music industry, which is lively and healthy.” To find out more, check out the group’s Facebook page.
BLACK SEEDS READY TO PLANT THEIR TUNES The Black Seeds live show delivers a soul party on time, every time. And the Sunshine Coast won’t have to wait too long until the New Zealand eight-piece bring their signature reggae-soul performance to the region. In the band’s highly anticipated sixth studio album Fabric, they broaden their sound by layering funk, soul, Afrobeat, and eclectic elements over their dub and reggae foundations. The Black Seeds will be at the Sol Bar in Maroochydore on November 1 from 7.30pm. Tickets are $35 plus booking fee from oztix.com.au.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 The Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Paul Vercoe, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 3pm Steve Hargreaves, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Drew Wilson, Lemon and Thyme, 5pm Wilko, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Sister C, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm Malia Stirlling + Jason Daniels, Imperial Hotel, 7pm Ryan Delaney, Forty Five 51, 7pm Z Star Delta, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7.30pm Dave and Caroline, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Sunset Bliss, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm The Belligerents, Solbar, 8pm Bus Vipers, Solbar, 8pm Dane England (Australian Idol), Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm Backroom Vegas, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm Contraband, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm Central Sound Machine, Caloundra RSL, 9pm
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 Recovery, Solbar, 12pm Mo Swagger, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 1.30pm Alan Kelly, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 2pm Pat Nicholson, 26 Degrees Rumba Resort, 3pm Cumquats, Alex Surf Club, 3.30pm Hot Inspirations, Caloundra RSL, 4pm
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Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy have pulled on the platform boots and Lycra suits – and have started channelling Patsy and Edina – for their ABBA-Solutely Fabulous new show. The award-winning entertainers will crack out ABBA’s greats from Dancing Queen and Waterloo to Ring Ring and Fernando right on time to celebrate 40 years since the superstar band first toured Australia. “We’ve assembled an incredible band of hot young musicians to provide the full ABBA experience. Lara and I are ready to sing our hearts out,” Burchmore says. ABBA-solutely Fabulous is on November 2 at The Events Centre, Caloundra. Tickets are available at theeventscentre.com.au.
A record number of performers will make their first appearance at the Woodford Folk Festival this year, where more than 320 acts are set to take to the stage. The 500-acre festival site will this year play host to Australian music royalty John Butler, The Beautiful Girls, Kate MillerHeidke, Montaigne and Mama Kin Spender. Canadian trio The East Pointers lead an array of folk favourites including Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Breaking Trad and Eleanor McEvoy. The line-up also includes rising rappers Baker Boy and Birdz, Apakatjah, Alysha Brilla an more. These and many other performers join a recently released speakers program featuring Dr Karl, Noel Pearson, Bob Hawke, Tracey Spicer and Arne Rubinstein. Woodford Folk Festival is on from December 27 to January 1. Tickets and the full program are available at woodfordfolkfestival.com.
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tropical home Rasaleela Alyssa skirt $84.94, Villa Verde
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Furla sunglasses $328, Eyes on Buderim
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Ministry of Style Tropicana dress $199.95, Avenue J
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FROM THE MAYOR
We all love our Sunshine Coast environment and in the past year, thanks to the Environment Levy, we have been able to invest $10 million in our natural surroundings. If you haven’t checked it out, I invite you to go to council’s website and take a look at the interactive Environment Levy Annual Report which does a great job in telling the story of how we are protecting and enhancing what we have here in our region. Much of the work is undertaken by dedicated volunteers in a range of groups and council programs. In 2016-17, there were 97 landholders on the Coast who received a total of $304,000 in Landholder Environment Grants for natural resource management projects on privately owned properties. We have more than 900 Land for Wildlife properties where the property owners are managing and restoring almost 10,000 hectares of habitat. Just over half a million dollars went to 22 community groups dedicated to the environment and conservation. This is just a small snapshot of how the Environment Levy is helping our region. It’s a great investment in our future.
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WHAT’S ON TOP 3
1 Come along to the launch of the inaugural Mooloolaba Sunset Cocktails event. Visit the pop-up bar at Loo with a View from 4pm on Friday, October 27. Head to Sunsets @ loo with a view Facebook page for more details.
BUILDING HOT SPOTS Bells Reach and Baringa have formed a new ‘hot spot’, significantly contributing to the Sunshine Coast’s overall construction boom, according to our annual building approvals heat map. Over the past 12 months, the two suburbs have recorded $185 million in building approvals. The updated heat map identifies continued high levels of concentrated development approvals within the Sunshine Coast Enterprise Corridor, which stretches from Sunshine Coast Airport to Caloundra South. Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Kawana have experienced more than 650 building application approvals over 12 months. Peregian Springs and Peregian Breeze to the north of the corridor have had a significant number of approvals, valued at more than $55 million. The established ‘railway towns’, particularly Nambour and Beerwah, are also experiencing strong growth. You can view the heat map on council’s website.
Best-selling Australian author Judy Nunn will speak about her new book release, Sanctuary, at The Events Centre, Caloundra, on Wednesday, November 8 from 7pm. Special guest MC is popular radio personality and column writer Sami Muirhead. Cost is $25 per person. Book via council’s website.
SPACE FOR ARTISTS The popular Maroochydore Library Artspace has provided a venue for a number of local artists to exhibit their work over the past year. Artists are now invited to submit an exhibition proposal to be a part of the 2018–19 exhibition calendar. For more information, go to gallery. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.
RIVER MOUTH FEEDBACK A recommendation from the independent Maroochy River Estuary Consultation Group to extend the timeframe to consider groyne renewal options at the Maroochy River has been accepted by council. The extra time, through to March next year, will ensure local residents and community groups have the opportunity to make formal representations to the group before it compiles its report.
Visit Kings Beach Amphitheatre on Saturday from 10am for the Freedom of Entry. Every four years, council and the Royal Australian Navy renew their Freedom of Entry rights in Caloundra and renew their Friendship Agreement. The Navy Band and Navy Seahawk Helicopter flyovers will add a little spectacle to the day.
Volunteers’ Thank You Brunch This International Volunteers Day allow us to thank you for the wonderful work you do, volunteering in our community.
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Tuesday, 5 December, 9am–1pm Lake Kawana Community Centre
Program: 9am: 10am: 11am: 11.10am: 11.20am: 11.30am: 11.45am:
Registration Classicial guitarist, Mattahn McNair Welcome to Country Mayor’s address Presentation by young entrepreneur Jak Hardy Brunch catered by Caloundra Meals on Wheels Classicial guitarist, Mattahn McNair
For further details and to RSVP by 17 November, head to Sunshine Coast Council’s website: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/ Volunteering
Come along to the Lake Kawana Community Centre for a FREE Volunteer Thank You Brunch Celebrating Youth in Volunteering
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THREE BIG GAMES FOR STADIUM
NRL and Super Rugby fever will hit the Sunshine Coast Stadium in an exciting fortnight of action in February next year. And you will soon be able to buy tickets to watch some of the best in the two codes from Australia and New Zealand. Three high-profile pre-season games have been locked in. A Super Rugby pre-season clash between the Brumbies and Chiefs will kick off the schedule on February 14. It will be followed by two NRL pre-season trials on consecutive Saturdays – Canterbury Bulldogs against Canberra Raiders (February 17) and Gold Coast Titans against New Zealand Warriors (February 24). It’s the first time two NRL trials have been played in the one year on the Sunshine Coast, while the Brumbies versus Chiefs clash is expected to feature both Wallabies and All Blacks representatives. We know the Warriors are a big drawcard in our region, attracting a record crowd of more than 10,000 for their trial with Melbourne Storm earlier this year, and it’s the first chance we’ve had to host the Titans, Bulldogs and Raiders in our backyard.
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If you want to know how the name of a park, place or piece of community infrastructure came about, head to the “Names Origin Directory” on our website.
Did you know there are 30 dog parks and off-leash areas across the Sunshine Coast. Visit council’s website to find your nearest location.
Both the Titans and Bulldogs will be featuring rookie NRL coaches sorting out their best line-up for round one. The six teams will hold fan meet-andgreets sessions along with paying a few special visits to local schools and communities. Not only will these high profile games
provide great entertainment, they will be a boost to the local economy and once again cement the Sunshine Coast Stadium as the premier venue for sporting and national events in the region. Tickets will go on sale in early December via www.sunshinecoaststadium. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
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HOUSING INDUSTRY CELEBRATED
The best of the region’s housing design and construction industry have been recognised at the HIA-iLandscape Housing Awards.
he Sunshine Coast’s multimilliondollar property industry was celebrated earlier this month when the Housing Industry Association hosted its Sunshine Coast/Wide Bay Housing Awards at Novotel Twin Waters. The awards recognise building and design excellence and are known for raising the bar in contemporary design, construction, innovation and housing technology. The winner of the major award on the night was Dave Becker Constructions. The local builder took out Sunshine Coast Home of the Year with a superbly designed and custom-built home in the hinterland. Joining Dave Becker Constructions were Aria Property Group (apartment complex), Mosaic Construction (renovation, residential interior decorate), SX Constructions (GreenSmart sustainable home) and Planet Homes (display home). Other major award winners on the night will move on to compete at the HIA Queensland Housing Awards, which will be held on November 3. Grant McDonald Homes won the My Weekly Preview and AD Marketing People’s Choice Award, again proving its popularity, as it is the third year the company has collected this award. HIA Sunshine Coast branch manager Stuart Collins congratulated all the winners on their work. “Each year the HIA Sunshine Coast/Wide Bay Housing Awards attract an outstanding array of entries across a number of different housing forms with this year being no exception,’’ he says. “It is difficult enough selecting finalists, let alone winners, such is the high calibre of the entries received this year. “This healthy level of competition ensures that new standards in design,
workmanship and innovation are achieved across all award categories and this has resulted in success at both the state and national level. “The awards are a strong statement of the commitment and dedication of HIA members in Queensland to delivering exceptional housing outcomes that will stand the test of time,” Collins tells My Weekly Preview. “The projects on show undoubtedly demonstrate that the industry has once again risen to the challenge. “Without the involvement of HIA’s many partners, important industry events like this would not be possible and we thank them for their contribution in recognising excellence within industry.”
GOING WITH THE FLOW Dave Becker Constructions was the big winner on the night, collecting the prestigious Home of the Year award. Dave Becker Constructions was engaged by its clients to create the lodge with an Australian feel. A focus of the designer was to incorporate the spectacular views of the area and to incorporate stone, glass and timber
into the project. The brief was for the home to feel warm and have a number of transition zones that blended the same styles from inside to outside. The judges said the project was “a finely detailed American-style mountain lodge with an Australian twist, maximising panoramic views over the Glass House Mountains”.
THE WINNERS The big winners of the night included: SSC HOME OF THE YEAR: Dave Becker Constructions PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Grant McDonald Homes SSC CUSTOM BUILT HOME OF THE YEAR: Dave Becker Constructions SSC DISPLAY HOME OF THE YEAR: Planet Homes SSC RENOVATIONS/ADDITION: Mosaic Construction APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR: Reece Cleeton SSC KITCHEN OF THE YEAR: Juro Design SSC BATHROOM OF THE YEAR: Dayne Lawrie Constructions For a full list of winners go to housinglocal.com.au
2017 HIA AWARD WINNER Property Styling and Home Staging
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN Sunshine Coast builder Grant McDonald Homes once again won the hotly contested My Weekly Preview and AD Marketing People’s Choice Award. It’s the third year the company has collected this award. The category enables industry members and the public to vote for their favourite custom-built entries.
McDonald’s Buderim property secured the title. It’s a home that company director Grant McDonald says he is “thrilled with”. The three-bedroom home is built over three levels with a state-of-the-art lift. It features two dedicated living areas and the kitchen opens onto a large alfresco tiled entertainment area overlooking a lap pool.
WINNERS Renovation/ Addition Project $300,001 $600,000 GreenSmart Sustainable Homes QBCC #1233460
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SAVVY STYLING In the five years since launching her Simple & Savvy home staging and property styling business, Catherine Craig has impressed her peers and clients with her work. And this year she took out the Property Styling category at this HIA awards for this three-bedroom Marcoola apartment. The unit features neutral tones that reflect the Sunshine Coast lifestyle and the apartment’s position. Craig incorporated light-coloured fabric sofas, oak tables and accessories to complement the grey floor tiles and grey cabinetry.
This Buderim home was given a new life thanks to SX Constructions, who took out the Renovation/Addition $300,001-$600,000 award category. The builders walk us through the project.
Inspired by colonial American architecture, this Buderim home offers its own twist on the Hamptons style with abundant natural light streaming in through the double-storey windows, which overlook the pool. The elevated, leafy outlook is complemented by natural finishes such as dry stack stone, American oak floors, white mahogany decking and a wood-burning fireplace.
This Matira Developments property took out the Display Home up to $300,000 category. Trading as Hotondo Homes, the company has a 38-year history and knows what it takes to build a new home. The award-winning Jagera 250 property in Pelican Waters is a three-bedroom family home with two bathrooms, two living areas and a study.
HIA would like to acknowledge the support and contribution of its major partner iLandscape and its supporting partners. HIA would also like to congratulate all ﬁnalists and winners.
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PELICAN WATERS HOME WITH A DIFFERENCE
Mosaic Construction’s Peregian Beach property wowed the judges in the Renovations/Addition category. The Lorikeet House was awarded the number one gong in the category, taking home the project of the year title. A SNAPSHOT: Lorikeet House is a complete renovation and substantial extension to a Peregian Beach house. The home had a strong spatial quality in the main upper-floor living areas and simple geometric forms in the existing house. It also offered a strong connection with the beach environment immediately to the east. These factors were the major drivers in the decision to keep the existing building largely intact and simply surround the structure with new contemporary and complementary building forms. A series of simple connected box-like masses were used in the new works, which allow an understated integration of the home into the existing streetscape and protection from the western summer sun. The beach facade of the building remains dominated by the form of the existing ’70s beach house, with a contemporary deck and pavilion extension to the northern side. The main challenge in this project was the creation and integration of the substantial new areas of the home. It was important to respect and retain the feeling of the existing home, and as such careful attention to all thresholds when moving from one part of the building to another were painstakingly considered and detailed.
Planet Homes is no stranger to accolades, having secured a total of 17 awards in the past six years. And now, the group has yet another under its belt, after the company won the Display Home of the Year title at this year’s HIA awards for its Pelican Waters property. Planet Home’s Jason Bowker says winning the award was a proud moment. The home is built around tropical internal garden courtyards, and has an integrated pool, a comprehensive outdoor kitchen, generous outdoor living decks and patios and a huge log-fired feature fireplace.
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BIGGER & BETTER Toyota has delivered on its promise with the impressive new Kluger, writes Peter Atkinson, AAP.
ore power, less fuel. As a concept, that’s right up there alongside “eat cake, lose weight”. But that’s the claim being made by Toyota about its recently updated family SUV, the Kluger. OK, the numbers aren’t earth-shattering. Power is up by 17 kilowatts while its average thirst drops by about 10 per cent into single figures for the first time. But it’s evidence, that despite dominating the Australian car market, the Japanese giant is still focused on delivering more value for
money than ever. And in the case of the new Kluger, that’s quite an achievement. The Kluger has been a staple of Toyota’s SUV range since 2003 – pushing 150,000 sales in that time. But Toyota isn’t resting on its laurels. It has piled in more safety, upgraded equipment and improved driving dynamics to deliver what must be the best Kluger ever. This current model is a far cry from the original, although the recipe of V6 petrol engine and choice of two-wheel or all-wheeldrive remains. However, while the Kluger has become bigger and more macho with each
model, its driver profile has probably become the opposite – most Klugers you’ll see on the road have a female at the wheel. That’s where the Kluger provides a neat fit into the Toyota range – bringing family-sized space and practicality but without the full off-road capability of its similarly sized but more rugged siblings, the Prado or LandCruiser. This latest version is a mid-model refresh of the third-generation Kluger, launched in 2013. It’s by far the most impressive-looking model to wear the badge with its square, chromy grille and imposing dimensions. But one thing that hasn’t changed about the Kluger is that sense of urban refinement it brings to the SUV market. It doesn’t deliver the same luxurious feel as some rivals in this space, but in terms of practicality, reliability and sheer driving refinement, it remains a compelling package. We tested the Kluger in its ultimate form – the Grande model with optional all-wheeldrive. Put it all together and that means a price tag of almost $70,000 plus onroads – not cheap, by any means. But it offers a substantial amount of car – not just in size but also in functionality – for the money. The Kluger range starts with the entrylevel GX at $43,550, which gets seven airbags, reversing camera and parking sensors, stability and traction control, a new eightinch display screen, sat nav and digital audio.
The mid-range GXL (at $53,550) gets the biggest equipment upgrade, with three-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, leather trim and heated seats. The Grande adds plenty more kit, too – active cruise control with autonomous emergency braking, moonroof, ventilated and heated leather seats with electric adjustment, rear-seat entertainment system plus a suite of electronic safety aides. Despite its size, the Kluger is respectably nimble and delivers surprisingly responsive performance. We were also impressed with its refinement and all-round quietness. More power with less fuel – just like Toyota promised. If only it were that simple in all walks of life.
TOYOTA KLUGER GRANDE HOW BIG? Having started its life as a mid-sized SUV, the Kluger now has seating for seven and an acre of internal space. A real family rig. HOW FAST? This latest iteration has squeezed 218KW out of its 3.5-litre V6, which when coupled to the new eight-speed auto gets it up and rolling with surprising responsiveness. HOW THIRSTY? Another benefit of the new transmission – it will sip as little as 9.1L/100km for two-wheel-drive variants, and a still-decent 9.5l/100km for the all-wheel-drive Grande. HOW MUCH? Prices start at $43,550 plus onroads, while the flagship Grande is almost $30,000 more expensive.
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AURA’S NEW PARK A BIG HIT
stunning treehouse adventure playground is the latest colourful, family-friendly addition to open at Aura. An eye-catching 12-metre metallic tree, adorned with brightly coloured birds, butterflies and leaves, is the centrepiece of a five-metre high state-of-the-art climbing frame, which features two elevated wooden ‘treehouses’ linked by a rope bridge. There are climbing bars to shimmy up, and a rope ladder that leads to three different tunnel slides with a choice of heights, to cater to children of varying ages and entertain even the most daring youngsters. The nearby swing set includes a toddler swing and a bird’s nest swing, to make sure the littlest visitors will be entertained. Stockland regional manager Ben Simpson says the new playground on Lukin Terrace is already proving popular with youngsters whose parents are visiting the new Aura Display Village. The finishing touch to the playground is an art installation in the form of a 9.5-metrehigh, vibrant pink tree, featuring bicycles instead of branches. “With a network of more than 200 kilometres of cycleways on completion, Aura’s vision is to become a cycle city and this striking art piece reflects that vision – we want
to encourage Aura’s younger generation to get on their bikes,” Simpson says. The treehouse playground is the second park to open in recent months at Aura, following the opening of the popular Pedal Park, located on Steiner Crescent. Pedal Park features two circular bike tracks – a 134-metre beginners’ track with road traffic signs and a tunnel, and a 145-metre track with ramps to test the skills of more advanced riders. A nine-metre-high climbing tower and slide has recently been added to Pedal Park, which also features a netball/basketball half-court, shelters and barbecues. The parks are two of many recreational areas proposed for Aura and part of an ongoing commitment to provide a range of recreational parks for all ages and abilities.
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Privacy & Position - Impeccable Presentation Be impressed with this amazing home set on just under 1/2 acre. It is positioned so there are no neighbours in sight. It’s elevated and catches those delightful breezes. With 2 ensuited bedrooms and 3 other bedrooms it’s a layout to suit many lifestyles. Some other features include; 3 bathrooms and 4 toilets, 5 bedrooms + Office + Media room, awesome outdoor entertaining area and Privacy! Privacy! Privacy!
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AUCTION - 53 HAKEA AVE MALENY- GREAT LOCATION
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Ideal for first home buyer or Investor, a rare find today. Established 3 bedroom home on (approx) 631m block. Light and airy open plan kitchen-dining-lounge with bifolds to family room. Outside has spacious entertaining area underneath the home. Established shrubs-lawns plus fully fenced back yard. Enjoy a walk into Maleny town or around the show ground oval. Open houses will be held 11.00-11.45am Sat 28th Oct, Sat 4th Nov, Sat 11th Nov and Fri 17th Nov. 53 Hakea Ave Maleny will be Auctioned Onsite on Sat 18th November at 10.30am.
This three bedroom brick home has plenty to offer an astute investor or first home buyer. Located on a near level 857m2 block with all town services and just a few minutes walk to town. • Recently painted throughout • Tidy kitchen with large pantry • Open plan lounge/dining • Covered entertaining area onto the near level, fenced back yard • Concrete drive leads to double carport • Quiet cul de sac position There are so few properties in this price bracket, don’t hesitate, make the call today!
Auction On Site Address 53 Hakea Avenue Maleny
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VERSATILE ACREAGE WITH STUNNING VALLEY VIEWS
This 1.5 acre (6500m2) property is a rare find indeed and perfect for that weekend getaway or permanent home. Passive solar style building set on the high point oriented due north. Northern slope for growing or room to build your dream home. 2 x 5000 gallon water tanks, outdoor shower and flush toilet with the best view ever! Polished concrete floors, high ceilings, kitchen with granite tops & dishwasher, open plan living with large windows. Just 2 mins drive from Maleny National Park & 17 minutes from Maleny.
110 acres of open grazing, rainforest gullies, large Eucalypt stands & stunning valley views from the top house pad accessed via Reesville, 12 mins to Maleny as well as a three bedroom cottage & yards this property is very versatile & well worth your inspection. Permanent water, 4 spring fed dams, also two creeks - Stock yards, old dairy - Charming cottage with A/C, timber floors, high ceilings & 5kw solar back to grid - 6m x 9m lock up garage next to cottage. 25 mins to Maleny and Conondale 10 mins.
$420,000 Address 55 Thorne Rd Curramore via Maleny
Offers Above $550,000 Address 345 Harper Creek Rd Conondale
Exclusive Agent Jess Luthje 0438 616 064 www.malenyrealty.com.au /19117335
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Exclusive Agent Jess Luthje 0438 616 064 www.malenyrealty.com.au /18515685
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PICTURESQUE VIEWS IN PLANTATION RISE ESTATE Perched high in the prestigious ‘Plantation Rise’, Woombye, with views spanning 180 degrees over the newly established estate ending with divine sunsets over the majestic Blackall Ranges. From start to finish, the current owners have spared no expense in the design and construction of this ‘Dall Designer’ home. This modern, large family home has an easy flow floor plan, entering through a large front door into the open plan lounge, media room, dining & kitchen areas, all with Polished Australian Beech wooden floor boards. Underneath the house is a blank canvas for the new buyers to increase their equity by creating another dwelling for the extended family or a home business. FEATURES: • Master bedroom with ensuite + walk in robe + study nook • Separate media room • Three oversized bedrooms with built-ins + ceiling fans + large windows • Modern kitchen with Delonghi gas stove and oven • Ducted air with individual zoning • Double lock up garage + trailer bay
Open for Inspection: Saturday and Sunday 11-11.30am 4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR | 1 MEDIA | 1 POOL Address: 9 Ridgeview Place, Woombye Price: $749,000
Craig Barnby 0427 533 731 firstname.lastname@example.org ID: 126433190
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hile the building industry is celebrating across the state as a record number of dwelling approvals has peaked, the Sunshine Coast is outperforming all other regions in both
residential and non-residential areas. The number of Queensland dwellings built has peaked at 48,151 for the 2016-17 financial year, with units and detached housing each representing 50 per cent. Completions are up 24 per cent over the
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year, with the majority being units located in inner Brisbane and Gold Coast. Units have increased by a staggering 45 per cent, while houses were up by nine per cent. Master Builders deputy CEO Paul Bidwell says that while the record result is welcome, it’s no surprise that commencements are waning in some areas, confirming a forecast
houses, by comparison, remained steady and slightly rose by 0.5 per cent. “ABS regional building approvals released tell the story of solid regional performance, while Brisbane and Gold Coast markets continue to cool,” Bidwell says.
“At a regional level, the Sunshine Coast is clearly outperforming all other regions with strong performance in both the residential and non-residential areas”
Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE
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“At a regional level, the Sunshine Coast is clearly outperforming all other regions with strong performance in both the residential and non-residential areas.” The Sunshine Coast had 574 dwellings approved during the month of September, an increase of 58.1 per cent from the 363 recorded the previous month. In the past 12 months, 5014 dwellings were approved in the region, up 16.1 per cent on the previous 12 months.
OFF GRID LIFESTYLE .. INNOVATIVE .. COOL .. HIDEAWAY • A very unique and private property on 14 central acres with dam • Offering an independent lifestyle – 3yr old, fully certified, fire rated construction home, colour bond & steel frame fully insulated • Open plan living with full length front and back modwood decks • Glorious, long range, panoramic views – northerly aspect • Many extra features – Solar, 90,000 ltr water tank, gas, fireplace • Ambient location, plenty of land to pursue small crop farming • No power bills, no water bills … Freedom Bound!
Price: Offers from $595,000 Inspect: Saturday 1-1.40 pm Contact: Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 www.riddellrealestate.com.au Property ID: 511076
COES CREEK: 13 NALIN LANE. “UNDER $400,000” Bushland Views. 3brms, 2bath, 1car, large o/plan living, renovated, fantastic outdoor u/roof deck and more !
OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 $379,000
WOOMBYE: L11 HORIZONS WAY. “NEW DUPLEX”.
OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 U1 $489,000 U2 $479,500
Both units 3brms, 2bath, 2 car. Open plan living, private patio, air conditioned, quality fixtures & fittings throughout
from earlier in the year that the party is over for the unit sector. “While overall dwelling commencements were down by 12 per cent, the unit market was entirely responsible for the drop, falling by 24 per cent over the year,” Bidwell says. “We anticipate the trend will continue based on the recent building approvals released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.” While unit approvals for August were down 41 per cent for the 12-month period,
WOOMBYE: L14 HORIZONS WAY. “DUAL INCOME POSSIBILITY” 2 residences – common wall 1 x 3brm, 2bath & 1 x 2brm, 1bath
WOOMBYE: L54 HORIZONS WAY. “BRAND NEW”. Family home. 4brms, 2bathrooms, 2car. Stylish family design. 800m2 block, only mins. To Woombye & Palmwoods
BURNSIDE: 23 JUDITH ST. “FAMILY HOME” 3bed, 1bath, 1car, large living area, 2 additional rooms underneath, quiet position, fantastic block. Great position.
WOOMBYE: 21 BUNYA PINE PL. “ULTRA STYLISH” Huge Views. Fully refurbished home, 4brms, 2bath,1car. 2 storey, deck with views, high ceilings and more!
BURNSIDE: 42 TRAMLINE RISE DR. “BRAND NEW” 4brm family home, u/roof entertaining, 2car, f/fenced, spacious open plan living, rural views.
OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 $699,000 OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 MID $600,000’S OPEN SAT. 12-12.40 $369,000 OPEN SAT. 12-12.40 $529,000 OPEN SAT. 2-2.40 $488,000
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
Sunshine Coast Lifestyle Specialists With 36 years of real estate experience, specializing in lifestyle acreages, farm properties and horse properties - Your success is our success.
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Generous family, lifestyle home at 116 Sunshine Cove Way Like outdoor entertaining? There a large outdoor alfresco area complete with BBQ, fridge and outdoor sink. Into boating? There’s space to secure your boat or camper behind locked gates. • Large kitchen, beautifully ﬁnished with ample cupboard storage, integrated dishwasher, induction cook top, double wall oven and microwave. Very chic style with black tap ware, sink as well as spacious stone benches. • Four bedrooms upstairs, main with walk in robe and large ensuite complete with stylish wall tiles, his & hers sinks, separate shower and WC. • Second bathroom matches the styling of the master ensuite and adds a fabulous free standing bath to the home. Additional media room upstairs ready for Sunday afternoon movies and separate study nook.
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Great urban home at 5 Hervey Chase, Sunshine Cove.
Versatile 3 bedroom family home at 4 Hidden Place
• When complete this urban terrace home will be fully fenced and landscaped, all you’ll need to do is move in and enjoy your Sunshine Cove lifestyle. • Master bedroom with walk in robe, ensuite and own balcony. Your own private sanctuary. • Overlooks the downstairs living area, the kitchen features pull-out pantry, induction cook top and dishwasher. Also opens out to courtyard ideal for entertaining • Clever design captures breezes and enables light throughout both levels, and for those hotter days there’s air conditioning and fans to both levels • Secure, double lock up garage with plenty of storage room
• This is a lovely, newly built home just one street back from the lake. With great sized kitchen well facilitated with large island bench, dishwasher and electric cook top plus a walk in pantry that offers even more cupboard space. Plus internal laundry. • Good sized living area with dining adjacent to kitchen makes for plenty of space in lounge. • Large main bedroom with walk in robe, good sized ensuite with separate toilet, shower and his & her sinks. • Another sitting room upstairs for kids plus two bedrooms each with built in robes and fans. • Additional media room upstairs ready for Sunday afternoon movies and separate study nook. • Currently tenanted, inspection by appointment.
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HEAD TURNING DESIGNER HOME - EXTRAORDINARY LOCATION - ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 44 Tantula Rd East, Alexandra Headland This stunning contemporary home in one of the coast’s most prestigious addresses and is sure to leave you breathless. Boasting superb elevation and picturesque panoramic ocean and hinterland views, this magniﬁcent residence will appeal to the most astute buyer. Stylish and impressive in design, this immaculate abode blending functionality with high class ﬁnishes ticks all the boxes. Offering a versatile ﬂoorplan and pure luxury living with an endless choice of entertaining zones inside and out. Perfectly positioned with North facing aspect and close proximity to beaches and award winning restaurants, the beautiful home captures the Sunshine Coast lifestyle to perfection. For the opportunity to secure the ultimate coastal lifestyle in this Blue Chip beachside location - call Karen or Loren today!
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Auction: Expressions of Interest, Closing 22nd November at 5pm Inspect: Saturday 28th October 2-2.45pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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AUCTION SACRIFICED TO SELL THIS SATURDAY – PENTHOUSE STYLE - BUDERIM 29 Bowerbird Place, Mons Set on an extremely private and tranquil 1730m2 of easy care land only minutes to Buderim Village, yet in a world on its own in every other way. This is no ordinary home! The planning, attention to detail, meticulous thought and execution throughout is exemplary. Click on the attached video tour link to get a small understanding, as good as our photos and video are, it is so much more in person. View the property video online bit.ly/29bowerbird
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Auction: Saturday 28th October 11am Inspect: Saturday 28th October 10am Prior to 11am Auction Craig Porter 0411 554 880
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RIVER FRONTAGE This rrenovated This enov en ovat ated ed original ori rigi gina nall ho home homestead mest stea ead d at metres Blii Bli Bl Bli has has mo more re tthan han ha n 40 m etre et res off Maroochy River frontage and sits on a huge 2524m2 allotment. It is five minutes from beaches and the Sunshine Coast Airport. The house has four bedrooms plus study, two modern bathrooms and two separate living areas spread across two levels. A full length covered deck overlooks the pool and private boat ramp, which is one of only nine along the Maroochy River.
79 COOK ROAD, BLI BLI 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday ,November 11 @ 3pm North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Liz Hope 0422 494 686 Jay Pashley 0407 119 355
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244 Mons Road, Forest Glen This private retreat in the leafy Forest Glen exceeds all expectations, featuring top end ﬁttings throughout the immaculately presented home set on an easy care 4690m2 block. Less than 15 minutes to the Coast’s best beaches and minutes to Sunshine Coast Grammar School. The property has a three space carport bordering the house, a single lockup and a huge three bay lockup American barn shed.
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Huge shed with car hoist Private in-ground pool Minutes to Buderim Village 3 bedrooms plus study Fully fenced and gated
Price: Buyers in the $700,000’s Inspect: Saturday 28th October 10-10.45am Anthony Cargill 0432 993 555 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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6 Burgundy Court, Bells Reach, Caloundra West
Exquisitely ﬁnished, this home balances classic appointments infused with stylish timber design features ideally suited to those demanding the ﬁnest in styling and practicality. With great accessibility to the Caloundra township, Bruce Highway and the University Hospital.
Auction: 11 November 2017 Inspect: Saturday 28th October 10.30-11am Kellie Rose 0428 464 485 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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TO THE 616 SELLERS AND 616 BUYERS THAT HAVE BEEN PART OF THE GRANT SMITH PROPERTY JOURNEY
WE ARE PROUD TO BE CELEBRATING
OF CENTURY 21 GRANT SMITH PROPERTY
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Secure The Lifestyle You Deserve On Top Of Buderim BUDERIM 1/8 GOLF STREET Don’t miss your opportunity to acquire this brand new boutique residence in what is considered by many to be one of the best residential locations on top of Buderim. If position, views, design and quality are attributes you are looking for then you must consider this exclusive opportunity. This large, detached townhome will provide the low maintenance, high quality lifestyle you deserve. Both the Master Bedroom & upstairs lounge have coastal views towards Old Woman Island and beyond. • Brand New Luxury Townhome • Master Suite With WIR & Floor To Ceiling Tiled Ensuite • Coastal Views From Upstairs Lounge & Master Bedroom • Kitchen Incorporates A Full Suite Of SMEG Appliances • Fully Ducted Air Conditioning Throughout • Two-Pak Cabinetry & Stone Benches Throughout Contact me today to discuss how you can secure this last remaining residence.
VIEW Saturday 28th October 1:00-1:30pm
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remax.com.au For Lease
Burnett Street, BUDERIM
SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH Only a leisurely stroll to the beach and shops with schools and public transport nearby, this thoughtfully designed new home ticks all the boxes for functional yet stylish living. Classic colours, materials and natural light ensure flow throughout. It features indoor and outdoor living with a covered entertaining area. There is a versatile, open-plan kitchen and living area plus a study nook. The master bedroom has a double ensuite, airconditioning and walk-in robe. The home also boasts a full internal laundry with ample storage plus a private and secure entrance including video intercom. There is a lockup garage with home office capability. The home shares the block of land with another property.
Lovely Separate Office In Central Buderim Self-contained office, 10 square metres, available now in the heart of Buderim! • Highly sought after position! • FREE WIFI using high-speed NBN • A weekly clean is included in the rent • Suit an individual or up to 3 staff • Meeting room available for use • Kitchenette & bathroom facilities
Price: $165.00 + GST per week Inspect: Call Agent www.remaxcoastandcountry.com.au ID: 18288065 Chris Ryan 0455 974 039 firstname.lastname@example.org RE/MAX Coast and Country
remax.com.au NAMBOUR, 14 Huntingdale Drive
FLAXTON, 22 Nimbus Drive
Peaceful Hinterland Oasis
This attractive highset home is as equally charming inside as it is from the outside. • 2 metre wide east-face full length verandah • Covered alfresco entertaining area at rear • Hardwood timber floors, A/C, ceiling fans • Brand new en-suite with direct yard access • Fully enclosed multi-purpose room under • DLUG with extra storage; 744m2 block
Pole home with solid bones in quiet location & with potential. Shed & fruit trees. • Rake ceiling to living with H/W floors • Self contained pad for teens/ in laws • Large bedrooms with 2 way bathroom • Large deck over looking garden • Loads of under bldg storage plus shed • Enjoy the slower pace of country living
3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, November 4 @ 11am McGrath Mooloolaba 5450 8000 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147
NOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX.*
Thoroughly Charming...Gracious & Immaculate!
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2/21 BANDAROO STREET, WARANA
Price: Offers above $435,000 considered Inspect: By Appointment www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 19109625 Richard Krausz 0422 997 810 email@example.com RE/MAX Property Sales
Price: $575,000 Inspect: Saturday 12 - 1pm www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 19030365 Steve G Pery 0448 884 093 firstname.lastname@example.org RE/MAX Property Sales
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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.* YANDINA/BRIDGES, 18 Kanes Road
Modern home, Dual Living, 10 Acre Lifestyle Property This private rural property will take your breath away Price: $975,000 Inspect: Saturday 28th October • 4 spacious bedrooms plus an office 10 - 10.45am • Open plan, modern design, high ceilings www.outstandingagents.com.au • Wrap around verandahs, salt water pool Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Sharon Heays 0499 205 409 • Self-contained studio, 20m x 7m shed RE/MAX Property Sales • 51m x 28m sand arena, 4 paddocks, stables
DIDDILLIBAH, 43 Rose Marie Drive
Private Hilltop Location With Stunning Views • Low maintenance 4 bedroom steel framed family home • Double garage + 9 x 6m brick workshop + 6m x 6m carport • Flood lit, full size tennis court • Outdoor entertainment area with spectacular mountain views • 7947m2, town water, solar power, handy to shops and schools
Price: $695,000 Inspect: Saturday 11 - 11.45am www.outstandingagents.com.au Steve Perry 0418 711 955 RE/MAX Property Sales
The “Height” of Sunshine Coast Living RESIDENTIAL LAND FROM ONLY $198,950 JUST 20 MINUTES TO COAST BEACHES LOT 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 95 96 97 98 99
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ISLAND APARTMENT This large spacious ground floor apartment is located opposite Double Bay Beach Park and it boasts park and water views. These front, north-facing Leeward Apartments are tightly held and rarely come on to the market. The apartment has been renovated with extended black forest marble benchtops and metallic mosaic splashback in the kitchen. Extra cupboards have been added to the kitchen and dining room. Leeward Apartments feature a lagoon pool, spa, lap pool, gym, sauna and tennis court as well as a storage area for bicycles and water craft. It is located close to the new hospital and health precinct and a short drive from Kawana Shoppingworld, beaches and walking trails.
3/38 BAHAMAS CIRCUIT, KAWANA ISLAND 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Offers over $600,000 The Property League 5476 3579 Leanne King 0439 910 235
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Call 1800 256 839 cloudninerealestate.com.au @CloudNineRealEstate
15 Karumba Pl, Beerwah Price Reduction, Client says SELL!
Inspect: Sat 28 Oct 10 to 10.45am
Mark Stewart 0438 254 557
Offers Over $520,000
Stunning Family Home • Superb family home • 4 oversize bedrooms • 900mm cooktop and oven
10 Pearl Crescent, Caloundra West
4 Whitby Place, Pelican Waters
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2/15 ALICE STREET, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND
This tri-level townhouse in Alexandra Headland has been stylishly renovated and modernised. It is located 150 metres from the beach. The townhouse features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a contemporary kitchen, and open living which flows out to a private alfresco courtyard. There is a balcony on the second level. The home also features a separate laundry and single garage with internal access. The townhouse, which has new interior paint and carpet, is airconditioned. There is a walk-in robe in the master bedroom and generous storage. Tamara Terraces is a small, quiet complex with low body corporate fees located close to the beach, parks, surf club, and dining options.
3 bed, 3 bath, 1 car Auction on site Saturday, November 11 @ 10.45am Property Today 5444 2222 Jay Sherwell 0434 552 025 Josh Sherwell 0415 888 531
Minyama, 16 Jessica Blvd
Deepwater - Deceased Estate For the first time in 21years, the opportunity to own this Blue Chip Deepwater investment property could be yours. The executors of the estate have made it clear they want it SOLD! Solid foundations and hardwood frame make this the ideal renovator for those with creative flare. Aternatively, start from scratch and design your own waterfront masterpiece.
• 740m2 Deepwater block • 18.5m frontage with Pontoon • 273m2 home • 4 Large Bedrooms + 2 Living Areas • Perfect bones to re-invent the property • Demolish and build your dream home • Selling ‘As Is’ - MUST BE SOLD!
Auction Saturday 11th November 5pm View Thursday 5 - 5.45pm Saturday 12 - 12.45pm buderim.harcourts.com.au/QB2968 Michael Chapman 0422 010 000
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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. 10 SPRINGBROOK GROVE, BUDERIM Sold prior to auction / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Century 21 5443 5700 Jodie McDonell 0419 762 309 Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711 244 MONS ROAD, FOREST GLEN Passed in seeking offers in the $700,000s / 4 bed, 2 bath, 7 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Anthony Gargill 0432 993 555
4 Firestone Court, Buderim 21 YAKOLA PARADE, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Auction on site Thursday, October 26 @ 5.30pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
62 JESSICA BOULEVARD MINYAMA Sold under the hammer / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Alan Riley 0422 723 719
9 TURNBURY STREET, LITTLE MOUNTAIN $565,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Realway Caloundra, Darren Ide 6/10-12 MILL LANE, NAMBOUR $327,000 / 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Century 21 Grant Smith Property 5/55 SECOND AVENUE, MAROOCHYDORE $520,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car McGrath Mooloolaba, Aimee Te Awa & Nick Hunt
29 Bowerbird Place, Buderim
MARKET TRACKER A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 21 TERANNA STREET, BATTERY HILL $650,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Realway Caloundra, James Reynolds
12 DELAWARE DRIVE, SIPPY DOWNS $535,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Harcourts Buderim, Jarrad McCarthy 39 TOWEN VIEW COURT, TOWEN MOUNTAIN $680,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Anne Wallace
2/83 BEERWAH PARADE, BEERWAH $340,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Loren Wimhurst
29 BOWERBIRD PLACE, BUDERIM/MONS Auction on site Saturday, October 28 @ 11am Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Craig Porter 0411 554 880
14 KUNARI STREET, BUDDINA $772,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath McGrath Buderim, Chris Pace & Damien Michael
4 FIRESTONE COURT, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, October 28 @ 12pm McGrath Buderim 5450 8000 Lou Cooper 0419 021 514 21 KIEL MOUNTAIN ROAD, WOOMBYE Auction on site Saturday, October 28 @ 12pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Anne Wallace 0418 769 466
13 FOREST PINES BOULEVARD, FOREST GLEN $540,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car Harcourts Buderim, Kyle Adams
73/83 LINDSAY ROAD, BUDERIM $465,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Harcourts Buderim, Richard Meacle
21 Kiel Mountain Road, Woombye
6 MEANDER COURT, BUDERIM $649,200 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Century 21 Grant Smith Property
OCEAN VERGE With SIX beaches to choose from, 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. Investors and residents alike will take advantage of the stunning location, ocean views, market beating prices and indicative returns of *5.25% p.a.
244 Mons Road, Forest Glen *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies
IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE WITHIN KINGS BEACH
2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS
$359,000 - $459,000 TOP FLOOR 3 BEDROOM $629,000 - $669,000
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One of a Kind - Lakeside Living 45 Lurnea Crescent, MOUNTAIN CREEK
Truly a one of a kind property with unlimited potential in a highly sought after area has just become available. â€˘ Current rental returns $970 a week in 2 dwellings â€˘ Huge Land 1282sm backing onto the lake and park â€˘ Secure Investment, Unlimited Potential, Expand, Live in or rent â€˘ Large Family Home with separate 2 Bedroom Parent/ Grandparent retreat â€˘ 5kw Solar System
â€˘ 2 bedroom dwelling has been recently renovated â€˘ Close to Private Schools and in the Mt Creek School Zone â€˘ Quick access to Parks, Shops, Schools, University, Motorway and the Beach. â€˘ One Title two dwellings.
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Sold Prior to Marketing
19 Reliance Place, Pelican Waters • Rare, prime 1051sqm north/east waterfront • Main canal for convenient access to Pumicestone Passage • Back to base Security, Security gating, Cbus system, Ducted Air, • 2 x 2 car garaging + trailer park + additional storage • Meticulous low maintenance landscaping) • A list of extras you would expect in a home of this calibre • Size, Style, Position, Location - PRICELESS!
4+ Price Offers over $1,650,000 View Contact Agent
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Do a little window shopping for your next home. Ray White Pelican Waters have the Know How to top the market. Since opening the doors 6 weeks ago we have sold 15 homes achieving over $16 million worth of property sales, setting record prices and reduced days on market all over Pelican. The next one could be yours. They say in real estate, location is everything! Ray White Pelican Waters located in the Pelican Waters Shopping Village - PRICELESS!
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After an exciting 13yrs of professional golf living in Europe Darren and his family moved back to the Sunshine Coast in 2003. They enjoy a rural setting on 5 acres where his 4 children, 15 chickens and a dog have room to run. He likes to get a whole lot of holes in one and a whole lot of sales into one amazing sales career.
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We put you first BLI BLI 1 OR 2/40 HONEYEATER PLACE
Buy One, Buy The Other Or Buy Both Only one year young, are these quality two and three bedroom duplex in the popular Parklakes II Estate. The Owner has committed elsewhere and is looking to sell one or the other or both duplex depending on your enthusiasm. Unit 1 - 3 bedroom, ensuite, single lock up garage, study nook in main living area, large fully fenced backyard Unit 2 - 2 bedroom, two-way bathroom, single lock up garage, large fully fenced backyard. Walk to lakes, playgrounds and a short drive to town. Currently rented out with quality tenants in place. INSPECT Saturday 10.00-10.45am FIRST NATIONAL LIFESTYLE SIPPY DOWNS 5450 1515 CHRIS PULLEN 0434 449 455 WEB www.fnlifestyle.com.au
COUNTRY LIVING IN EUDLO This open and spacious designer built home nestled on twoand-a-half acres is located only five minutes from the beautiful hinterland town of Eudlo. The home has three spacious bedrooms downstairs all with built-ins and a main bedroom upstairs with a country-style ensuite sporting a double head shower, heated tiles and a clawfoot bath to soak the day’s stresses away. To top that off is an adjoining parents’ retreat with heating from the fireplace below. The home has verandas top and bottom. Every bedroom features French doors opening onto the veranda. This home is packed with character and charm – polished timber floors, ornate timber work, timber framed windows and doors.
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342 HIGHLANDS ROAD, EUDLO 6 bed, 4 bath, 2 car $749,000 Elders Palmwoods 5478 9122 Mike Burns 0418 991 702 Dexter McMullin 0488 022 747
WANTED WANTED 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: HAIR/BEAUTY
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ALEXANDRA HEADLAND UNIT 316 ‘ALEXANDRA BEACH RESORT’, 180 ALEXANDRA PDE
OFFERS OVER $325,000
The Home With Everything You Want
Affordable Holiday Apartment with Ocean Views
Fall in love with this executive open plan designed home, whilst appreciating its spacious modern layout, functionality and neutral palette. • Master suite with good separation between other bedrooms, ensuite and walk in robe • Home office • Spacious open plan living, plus a choice of covered outdoor living spaces • Modern user friendly kitchen, stainless steel appliances, an abundance of bench and cupboard space including ample large pot drawers • Fully fenced 500m² block of land INSPECT Saturday 10.00-10.45am FIRST NATIONAL LIFESTYLE SIPPY DOWNS 5450 1515 RACHEL GANT 0408 582 907 WEB www.fnlifestyle.com.au
This apartment in Alex Beach Resort has the perfect position across the road from Alexandra Headland Surf Club. Just a short walk to local restaurants, cafes, parks and transport. Extensive complex facilities include lagoon pools, heated pools, BBQ area, kids playground, and gym. The apartment features: • 2 good sized bedrooms, the Master with ensuite • Tiled living area • Open plan kitchen with plenty of cupboard space • Main Bathroom • Great size balcony with ocean views • Fully furnished and Air-conditioned • Single undercover car accommodation INSPECT Saturday 28th October 11-11.30 am FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5444 0800 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au
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Lifestyle, Layout, Location And All On The One Level Designed for a lifetime of enjoyment is this elite waterfront home located in a sought-after address on deep water with large pontoon to moor your boat. This modern home’s sophisticated design provides flowing interiors, mesmerizing views and an extraordinary entertaining environment with an Indoor/Outdoor garden living area with built-in kitchen. Soaring ceilings and open plan layout designed around water views for your enjoyment. Prior offers are invited. AUCTION On Site Saturday 18th November 12.00 noon - unless sold prior INSPECT Saturday 28th October 11.30am-12.00pm FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5444 0800 JEAN HAMER 0419 034 500 SUZANNE ANNABEL 0411 106 791 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au
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NEW KINGS BEACH DEVELOPMENT From page 35
ith neighbouring beaches, the enviable coastal lifestyle is at your doorstep along with a selection of cafés, restaurants, walking tracks, shops and open parks at your disposal. Ocean Verge Kings Beach has only 40 apartments, all with secure basement parking, and rises seven levels providing ocean views, spacious designs and attention to detail with premium fittings and fixtures. Ocean Verge is a short drive from the new hospital and health precinct at Kawana. The project is nearing the 50 per cent sold mark with interest from both owner occupiers and investors.
Immaculately Renovated 249 Glenview Road, Glenview • • • • •
2 bedroom apartments $359,000-$459,000 Top floor 3 bedroom $629,000-$669,000 PRD Nationwide 1800 988 242 oceanverge.com.au
3 B 1 H 2 C 3 D
Sumptuously renovated to an impeccable standard Flat, fully fenced and entirely usable 3503sqm block Gorgeous kitchen with stone bench tops Stunning hardwood timber flooring with open plan living Ideal for entertaining guests with large covered gazebo
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RENOVATED PENTHOUSE This standalone sub-penthouse unit has recently been renovated to a high standard throughout allowing you to simply move in with nothing further to do. Being offered to the market for the first time, and priced to sell, this two bedroom residence located in the tightly-held Sea Aura complex, will be sold quickly as it comes with an additional bonus space that makes this such a unique offering. A large open-plan area incorporating the living, dining and kitchen zones provides plenty of space for family and friends to gather. New large format tiles were laid in this area as part of the recent renovations providing a modern,contemporary look.
2/143 BURNETT STREET, BUDERIM 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car $575,000 Century 21 Grant Smith Property 5445 8505
ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 2/15 Alice Street
Tri-level townhouse, in tightly held comples of only 5 townhouses. Live that Coastal lifestyle. 150metres to Alex Beach. • Outdoor shower • Tastefully renovated • 2 Balconies • Lock up garage with interal access
Russell Dell 0400 409 000 Jacqui Dell 0410 21 21 21
Auction On-Site Saturday 11th November at 10.45am View Saturday 11-11.30am & Wednesday 5-5.30pm Jay Sherwell 0434 552 025 Josh Sherwell 0415 888 531
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ONLY 2 LEFT
BLI BLI 79 Cook Road
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EXCEPTIONAL RIVERFRONT HAVEN • Over 40m of Maroochy River frontage on a huge 2524m2 allotment • Tastefully updated original homestead nestled opposite a peaceful sanctuary • Five minutes from stunning sandy beaches and Sunshine Coast Airport • Full length covered deck which captures the amazing view • Sparkling inground pool and your own private boat ramp – one of only 9 situated along the Maroochy River
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MOUNT COOLUM ‘SIO’ 1 Suncoast Beach Drive SIO VILLAS BRAND NEW BOUTIQUE COLLECTION • The SIO VILLAS development is a brand new luxury boutique collection of 26 Villas set among leafy surrounds and capturing mystical views across to Mount Coolum National Park. • Crafted with quality fixtures, fittings and finishes, each villa designed with a thoughtful focus on modern day living, functionality and style. • Featuring high ceilings, expansive window and glass doors to create a heightened sense of light and space.
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6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 The Grand Tour. (M) 9.00 Surveillance Oz: Dashcam. (PG) Takes a look at dash camera footage. 10.00 Behave Yourself. (M)
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6.30pm Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 Selling Houses Australia. 10.30 The House That 100K Built. 11.30 Bargain Hunt.
6pm Rugby League World Cup Pre-Game Show. 6.30 Bloopers. (PG) 7.30 Surveillance Oz. (PG) 8.30 Car Crash TV. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Goodfellas. (1990) (MA15+) 12am Swamp People.
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6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Will & Grace. 8.30 MOVIE Big Momma’s House. (2000) (M) Martin Lawrence. 10.30 Frasier. (PG) 11.30 James Corden.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.30 Reggie Yates: Life And Death In Chicago. 9.25 Prisoners And Pups. 10.25 Catﬁsh: The TV Show. 11.05 Forbidden Love.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 The Vicar Of Dibley. (PG) 8.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. (M) 10.30 Wallander. (MA15+)
6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 World’s Angriest. (PG) 8.30 American Restoration. (PG) 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 10.30 Aussie Pickers. 11.30 Hardcore Pawn. 12am Pawn Stars.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Addams Family Values. (1993) (PG) Anjelica Huston. 10.30 Big Bang. (PG) 11.30 Balls Of Steel Australia. (MA15+)
6pm Come Dine With Me Couples. (PG) 7.00 To The Manor Born. 7.30 Call The Midwife. (M) 8.45 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 10.55 Silent Witness. (MA15+)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Africa. 8.30 Undercover Boss. (M) 9.30 Todd Sampson’s Body Hack. (M) 10.30 VF Conﬁdential. (M) 11.30 Hogan’s Heroes.
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Will & Grace. 8.30 Kitty Flanagan: Seriously? (M) 10.00 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 11.00 James Corden.
7pm Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.20 Gruen XL. 9.05 The IT Crowd. (M) 9.30 Aaron Chen Tonight. 10.15 Live At The Apollo. 11.00 Plebs. 11.50 The Inbetweeners.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 The Durrells. (PG) 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.
6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 American Restoration. (PG) 7.30 ScreenPLAY. (MA15+) 8.00 Family Guy. (M) 9.00 MOVIE Total Recall. (2012) (M) 11.20 Storage Wars. 12.20am Ink Master.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Survivor: Heroes V Healers V Hustlers. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Napoleon Dynamite. (2004) (PG) 10.30 WWE Raw. (MA15+) 11.30 Total Divas. (M)
6pm Come Dine With Me Couples. (PG) 7.00 To The Manor Born. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 Lynda La Plante’s Trial & Retribution. (MA15+) 11.00 Cold Case. (M)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. 7.00 Happy Days. 7.30 Car Crash Global: Caught On Camera. 8.30 Territory Cops. 9.00 MOVIE Once Upon A Time In America. (1984) (MA15+)
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Will & Grace. 8.30 Sex And The City. (M) 9.10 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 10.30 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. 11.30 James Corden.
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ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20)
TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21)
GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21)
Joint ventures and relationship improvements are on the table, but don’t spoil a productive week by being impulsive and putting your foot firmly in your mouth! Think before you speak, and consult with others before you make an important move.
It’s the perfect week to organise your work space, so it increases your creativity and boosts your productivity. Saturday’s full moon (in your sign) emphasises your practical side, as a project is finally completed (or a problem comes to a head).
Don’t let your spontaneous enthusiasm (for an exciting new project or joint venture) overtake your ability to knuckle down and get the job done. If you promise more than you can deliver, then others will just end up feeling disappointed.
ACROSS 1 9 10 11 12 14 16 18 19 22 23 24
Rumpus (11) Stupid (7) Subsequently (5) Throw (4) Intermittently (2,3,3) A people (6) Courage (6) Malicious (8) Final (4) Joint of foot and leg (5) Make better (7) Waging war (11)
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Bury (5) Seized (4) Rebellion (6) Agreed (8) Make up (7) Republic of central Asia (11) Egotistic (4-7) Predict (8) Glitter (7) Judicial decision (6) Beautify (5) Stimulus (4)
JUNIOR X-WORD 1
N L D V N E I E E
2 3 4 5 6
Rules: Form as many words as possible. Each word must contain the centre letter. Plurals made by adding “s” are not counted.
GOOD 13 BETTER 19 BEST 26
CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 23)
LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23)
VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23)
Family and work is favoured, as Saturn stabilises relationships and boosts productivity. Someone may question your aspirations for the future though. Time to ask yourself “Am I full of big dreams but short on practical details?”
This week Venus and Mars provide opportunities to make fortuitous connections and sharpen your communication skills. With the full moon illuminating your career zone, find ways to inspire others and shine more brightly on the job.
Attached Virgo – the sun and Neptune activate your relationship zone, so do your best to add some romantic sizzle. Single? The stars favour finding your soul mate online. (The perfect partner doesn’t exist! Everyone has weaknesses.)
LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23)
SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22)
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21)
Expect a week of topsy-turvy extremes. Saturn helps stabilise a relationship so that you start to feel more certain about the future. But then Uranus comes along and stirs things up! So do your best to find some agreeable middle ground.
The planets encourage you to approach challenges with plenty of intelligence and resilience. Be inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, “I’ve been terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”
You’re keen to be in charge but are you being the boss – or just plain bossy? Saturn and Venus encourage you to utilise your leadership skills in disciplined and diplomatic ways that result in cooperation rather than consternation!
CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20)
AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19)
PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20)
With the help of diplomatic Venus and proactive Mars, strive to anticipate (and smooth over) work-place hassles before they actually happen. Friday’s Venus/ Saturn connection is fabulous for love, money, career and business.
The full moon heralds a house move, home renovation, family fiasco, uninvited guests or some other kind of domestic drama. Whatever happens, strive to get the balance right between your public life and your private responsibilities.
The current stars favour romance, creativity and spirituality. But are your aspirations ambitious enough? There’s no room for false modesty or passive procrastination! It’s a terrific week to enjoy talking, texting, posting, promoting, socialising and circulating.
Solve all the clues and reveal the eight-letter word spelled down the middle of the grid.
Furry characters in Return of the Jedi A slow creature Our planet A serve of icecream The third Mr. Men book, Mr. An Australian marsupial Funny movie, McPhee James and the - Peach
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2 8 9 6 3 7
3 1 2 3 7 7 9 8 9
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4 1 3 7 5 2 9 8 6
5 7 8 6 4 9 1 3 2
9 2 6 8 3 1 7 5 4
7 6 2 5 1 3 4 9 8
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CROSSWORD SOLUTIONS: ACROSS: 1 Disturbance 9 Fatuous 10 Since 11 Hurl 12 On and off 14 Nation 16 Mettle 18 Spiteful 19 Last 22 Ankle 23 Improve 24 Belligerent DOWN: 2 Inter 3 Took 4 Rising 5 Assented 6 Concoct 7 Afghanistan 8 Self-centred 13 Foretell 15 Twinkle 17 Ruling 20 Adorn 21 Spur
JUNIOR X-WORD: Ewoks, Snail, Earth, Scoop, Happy, Koala, Nanny, Giant (ELEPHANT)
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9-LETTER WORD: dine, eleven, endive, enliven, ENLIVENED, envied, even, evened, lend, levin, lien, lienee, linden, line, lined, linen, liven, livened, need, needle, nine, vein, veined, vend, vendee, vine
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THE LAST WORD
POCKET CHANGE Richard O’Leary wants our currency to reflect our culture, not that of the UK.
was walking into the shops the other day when I saw a young woman drop a five-cent coin. She paused a nanosecond before continuing on her way. In that moment of indecision, you could just about see her brain go through the mathematics of the situation – is it worth the time and effort to bend down and pick up the runt of our currency? Apparently not. And a recent survey shows she’s not on her own. It found 93 per cent of Australians have thrown away a five-cent coin for being annoying to carry. I assume the figure would be even higher if they asked whether or not you would keep on walking if you dropped one. It also revealed the average Aussie “loses” about $2.10 in change each month. For Millennials you can times that figure by five. And men are
“93 per cent of Australians have thrown away a five-cent coin for being annoying to carry”
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looser with their change than women. The situation has become so bad that the Chief Executive of the Royal Australian Mint has predicted the copper and nickel echidna will become extinct within 10 years, joining the frilled-neck lizard and feathertail gliders in Australia’s shrapnel scrapheap. At this rate, it won’t be long before our national Mint culls the kangaroo, emu, platypus and superb lyrebird from our coins as well. A bit like the woman at the beginning of this story, I’m not particularly attached to our non-note currency, although I do have fond
memories of poker nights with school mates, catching skyscrapers of coins off my elbow, and a weird game we invented on a Melbourne Cup trip where we tossed dollars against any wall we could find, with the owner of the closest coin collecting the loot. But I do hope the Aboriginal Elder on our two-dollar coin survives the shake-up over the next few decades or so, the figure inspired by an Ainslie Roberts drawing of Gwoya Jungarai, stands tall among those who cover our currency. It’s the figurehead on the obverse of our different forms of currency that I would happily see removed, having a British woman on every Australian note and coin seems a perverse form of PR against a republic. The latest poll on the matter sees supporters of a republic just in front of those who prefer the status quo – it’s so close in fact, you could say it’s a toss of a coin.
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