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THE FIRST WORD

ISSUE 479 December 15, 2017

FROM THE EDITOR

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decade ago, landing a successful career generally meant one of three things – getting a good, steady job, signing on to an apprenticeship or heading off to university. Young men and women were certainly not cashing in on thousands of dollars for a simple Instagram photo. In fact, Instagram was still three years away from being launched. Today, a career as a social media influencer is not only a dream, it’s an obtainable goal for those with the right skill set, and we explore the phenomenon in this week’s cover story. It is eye-opening how quickly technology is changing the world’s landscape. All we can do is hold on tight for the ride. There has certainly been plenty of change here at MWP during the past 12 months. Our team has worked together to grow this magazine, introducing new sections and design. We have launched a new website, upped the ante on social media and increased our stable of publications. One thing is certain: it could not be done without the continued support of our readers, advertisers and contributors. A huge thank you to you all. As we won’t be publishing an edition again until December 29, I would like to wish each and every one of you a happy and safe Christmas. May the holiday be spent with those dearest to you. Hold them close, share in laughter and remember that life is a gift. Take the time to enjoy it and savour every moment.

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to enter Head to myweeklypreview.com.au and click on the win tab. Full terms and conditions are also available online. THIS WEEK – Spice up your summer with our 24 EXPLORE suggestions to keep your holidays fun. 26

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QUICK CHAT

NEW DIRECTIONS Where do you live? I’ve been on the Sunshine Coast for about 17 years, however I was born in Tripoli, Lebanon and also lived in Sydney. For the past eight years I have been located in Buderim and still love it. It’s five minutes away from anything; and my work and the kids’ schools are here. First job? My first job at 14 years was as a checkout chick for Kmart. My introduction to the world of retail. What are you currently working on? A big focus area for me right now is progressing with my EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) with the University of the Sunshine Coast. I am about halfway through now and it has been a huge undertaking in terms of extending myself, challenging my perspective on things and increasing my skill set. I have also just completed a submission for a $5-million dollar infrastructure grant for Bloomhill and I am awaiting the outcome. With client numbers increasing annually, the much-needed funding would make a huge difference to the organisation’s ability to provide services and support for Sunshine Coast families living with cancer.

What are you reading now? Textbooks and literature reviews for the EMBA. Nothing too exciting. However I make it more palatable by rewarding myself with sips of wine or squares of chocolate when I make progress on the reading material. Favourite song? Music is always on in our household, I love it and am inspired by it. It’s hard to choose just one favourite but I do love Flame Trees by Cold Chisel. Best advice you’ve been given? There’s a popular quote that states you should never judge a person by the chapter of their book that you have just walked in on. What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? My favourite place is my home, it’s my sanctuary and I love it, but I do also love reaching the end of a busy working week and heading to the Spit at Mooloolaba and enjoying some down time with pizza and wine.

“I’d really love to see more opportunities that could keep young people based here”

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Mervat Quirke is preparing to step down as the CEO of Sunshine Coast charity, Bloomhill Cancer Care. Since 2011 she has played an integral role in transforming the organisation to become one of Australia’s leading integrated cancer care providers. This year, Mervat was named Professional Business Woman of the Year at the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Business Woman of the Year awards.

If you could change one thing on the Sunshine Coast, what would it be? I’d really love to see more opportunities that could keep young people based here, creating a future for them.

Your family includes. . . I have a huge extended family and a lot of rich cultural heritage. My immediate family comprises my husband Cameron, five children and two stepchildren ranging in age from 13 to 26, and my dog Jasper. He’s my favourite. I’m also very excited that I am going to become a grandmother in 2018.

Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point? Having personally experienced the trauma of cancer in our family and losing my husband to it 12 years ago, was without a doubt the day things changed. That experience was instrumental in bringing a massive shift to my life and shaped me into who I am today.

First car? A pale blue Ford Cortina. I had to virtually beg, borrow and steal to get the funds to afford it but it was my pride and joy. I remember making excuses to just sit in it when I had nowhere to go.

If you could tell your 18 year-old self anything, what would it be? To not take everything too seriously. Listen, take things on board, but then form your own opinions and views, rather than be so easily influenced.

Favourite book? I read many books but the author I always go back to is Paulo Coelho. I was mesmerised by his book The Alchemist and this still remains my favourite as it resonates so well with me. There is a strong message within it about what we can discover when we learn how to really listen.

Tea or coffee? Definitely coffee. And it has to be before 6am when everything is still quiet. And I just want to enjoy it on my own, meditating on every mouthful.

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FAST FACTS

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AUSSIE WORDS AND PHRASES

BY THE NUMBERS

Little Aussie battler

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According to the Sensis Social Media Report 2017, eight in 10 Australians (79 per cent) use social media.

Meaning: A person who struggles for a livelihood, but displays great determination. Origin: The phrase ‘battler’ was first recorded in 1896 in a Henry Lawson story. The term changed to ‘little Aussie battler’, first recorded in the 1970s.

SOURCE: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DICTIONARY CENTRE

DO YOU REMEMBER?

DID YOU KNOW? The bird displayed as the icon of Twitter’s logo is named Larry. Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, named him after former NBA player Larry Bird.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The more social media we have, the more we think we’re connecting, yet we are really disconnecting from each other.” JR, French artist

What’s Trending Our top stories this week at myweeklypreview.com.au • News: Donations sought for mum doing it tough • My life: TV personality Jessica Rowe says it’s time to stress less • News: Teenagers journey to Sumatra on trip of a lifetime.

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COVER STORY

TURNING FOLLOWERS INTO DOLLARS

Social media influencers can earn more money in one Instagram post than most of us do in a year. So what does it take to build a massive following and is it all it’s cracked up to be? In a word, yes. WORDS: Candice Holznagel.

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ne Instagram post. That’s all it takes for reality television star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian to make more money than most of us do in several years. Each time the business-savvy beauty uploads sponsored content to the social media platform, she is reportedly pocketing $600,000 per post. It’s no surprise that the celeb, who has 105 million followers, was named as the second highest earner on the platform in the 2017 Instagram Rich List, compiled by Hopper HQ. She comes in behind songstress Selena Gomez who earns around $750,000 per paid post. Meanwhile, American-based beauty mogul Huda Kattan, who has amassed 23 million Instagram followers, takes home around $24,000 per sponsored photograph, which landed her the number one position on the 2017 Influencer Instagram Rich List. Today, around the world, there are thousands of people making a solid living from this method. There are young men uploading comical, 10-second videos to YouTube and getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars. There are 20-year-olds vlogging beauty tips or parenting products in return for a hefty pay check. Then there is Wengie, the eclectic and likable Australian fashion and beauty blogger who has seven million subscribers to her YouTube channel. She is a millionaire thanks to her quirky hair and makeup tutorials that began from the comfort of her own bedroom. It’s difficult to believe. This form of marketing is relatively new. It is creating a new generation of celebrities and careers and it comes down to that little device that 88 per cent of Australians hold in their hands – the smartphone. The Digital in 2017 Global Overview report from Hootsuite and We Are Social showed that more than half the world now uses a smartphone. Australians collectively check their phones a whopping 560 million times a day, according to the Deloitte Mobile Consumer Survey 2017. That’s 80 million more times than in 2016 and equates to more than 35 times a day individually. The report shows that smartphones, tablets and smart watches had the highest increases in market penetration and ‘peak smartphone’ ownership is close for 18–34 year-olds, with 95 per cent owning a device. Not surprisingly social media usage, instant messaging and checking emails remain the most popular activities on our phones. The 18–24 age bracket is in the lead, but major growth is being driven by the 25–44 segment. These are the two brackets on which social media is having the largest influence. It’s estimated that Instagram now has 800 million monthly users worldwide, while

YouTube reported in March 2017 that a billion hours of content is consumed every day. What this has translated into is a multimillion-dollar business for many young men and women. It has turned ‘everyday people’ into mega stars, otherwise known as social media influencers. In basic terms, they are turning their followers into dollars. “Yes I do (consider myself to be a social media influencer). I consider my role to be someone who is transparent and honest in what I promote and suggest to my fans.” Meet Tammy Hembrow. This blonde bombshell is taking the world by storm. From what began as a blurry selfie taken in her bathroom, Ms Hembrow is now one of the country’s biggest social stars. She has more than seven million Instagram followers and recently signed a contract with Khloe Kardashian’s Good American clothing brand. She has also launched her own active wear range, Saski Collection, and is a fitness mentor to millions. Ms Hembrow is the CEO and sole shareholder of her two companies. Her day-to-day activities involve taking care of her two young children, managing meetings, vlogging, attending photoshoots, posting to her platforms and then heading into the office to approve product samples and host design meetings, followed by time at the gym. This is definitely a new generation career. And, the 23-year-old Gold Coast-based fitness guru has no hesitation in admitting it grew through social media. “It mostly started from my dressing up, doing my makeup and developing good content,’’ she tells My Weekly Preview. “I kept improving my content and my following kept increasing. I think I have a good idea and understanding of who my followers on Instagram are. “I think when I got to around 10,000 followers I knew that this could be something big and that I could turn this into a job. I understood what got high engagement and saw the value in it straight away. I remember telling [partner] Reece in the beginning that I was going to turn this into a living and he was sceptical because at the time it was fairly new still. I took the opportunity and ran with it.” Ms Hembrow has paved the way for hundreds of young women who are chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, many who hail from the Sunshine Coast. Twins Renee and Elisha Herbert are now successful models and style influencers, each with around 500,000 followers. Then there is stylist, photographer and lifestyle influencer Amanda Shadforth with a solid 833,000 followers, foodie blogger and stylist Kadence Edmonds who has attracted a cohort of 29,000 people with her beautiful plant-based myweeklypreview.com.au

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COVER STORY treats, and parenting and lifestyle poster Georg Woulfe who has grown her online following to 63,000 people in the past two-and-a-half years. Mooloolaba’s 19-year-old Dearna Eaton is the latest to take on the Instagram challenge with hopes of turning her photos and posts into a full-time job. She shares beach and holiday snaps to her 14,000 fans and works alongside photographers to create the best content for her account. About a year ago she was sent her first free product to promote and the free merchandise has continued to roll in. “I’m on Instagram every day, sometimes for hours,’’ she says. “The photoshoots can happen four times a week or just one a week. It varies. I’m hoping that the more I post, the more content I make and the more I create things that

lecturer in journalism, Dr Renee Barnes, says social media has become pervasive across all aspects of our lives – as a society we now socialise, meet partners and even find employment through this space. Dr Barnes, who specialises in online participation, says while the term ‘social media influencers’ is relatively new, brands have been using influencers for decades through various mediums. “Using an influencer, whether that be someone on social media or a celebrity endorser, is essentially drawing on that person’s credibility and authenticity to establish the same credentials for that brand,’’ she says. “So previously we may have seen a makeup brand pay a celebrity as an endorser and that celebrity would be sure to use those products and discuss them in interviews.

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people want to see, the more my following will grow. I want to inspire people the way I’ve been inspired. I definitely want to make this a full-time thing.” Even at a young age, Ms Eaton is aware of the role she plays. “I have a young audience looking up to me. I want them to feel how I feel about who I follow… happy, uplifted and motivated to get out there and be adventurous.” For some, it’s difficult to comprehend that a successful career, viewed at surface level, can be made from makeup, choosing the right outfit, baring perhaps a little too much skin and sharing tips. For others, they admire and find inspiration from these influencers. University of the Sunshine Coast senior

“Now we see the same idea, but with people who have established credibility in a particular niche, for example fitness or parenting, through their posts on social media. The boom in this style of marketing is just a reflection of societal change.” But exactly how ‘real’ are these posts and the people behind them, and are they having a negative impact on the youth who believe the story behind an Instagram filter is perfect? Ms Hembrow, who has faced her fair share of criticism, says she is the real deal – what you see is what you get. “You can’t always believe what you see on Instagram though,’’ she adds. “That’s why I find it so important to be transparent with my followers. Some people say what I promote is

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HELP A LOCAL HERO BUY A NEW MOBILITY SCOOTER Graham Weeks is a disabled, retired army veteran who uses his mobility scooter to collect around 1000 litres of rubbish around his home town of Caloundra. Armed with Sunshine Coast Councilissued rubbish tongs, he works tirelessly to keep his town tidy. But now, he is without his usual scooter and is facing a repair bill of $5000. A GoFundMe page aims to raise $10,000 to buy Mr Weeks a suitable scooter with sun and rain protection. If you can help, visit gofundme.com and search for New Mobility Scooter for Graham W.

USC STAFF DONATE CHRISTMAS GOODIES TO SALVOS University of the Sunshine Coast staff members have banded together to donate 17 baskets of books, toys and food items to the Salvation Army’s 2017 Christmas Appeal. It is not too late for people to get on board the appeal and help a local family who is doing it tough this Christmas. You can start a collection among friends and family, or work colleagues, to give food hampers and gifts to those in need, or you can donate money through the Salvation Army website. To find out more, visit salvationarmy.org.au.

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NEW SCREENING TEST TO REPLACE PAP SMEAR A new Cervical Screening Test (CST) is replacing the Pap Smear test. The CST has been found to be a more accurate way of screening for cervical cancer. The Department of Health says cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and this new test is expected to protect up to 30 per cent more women. The CST is done in a similar way to the Pap test, but it will look for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cell changes in the cervix, and is a step ahead of the Pap test. Women aged 25 to 74 should have their first CST two years after their last Pap test and if the results are normal, the CST will only need to be done every five years.

The Sunshine Coast Council is seeking expressions of interest for a new international broadband network to be constructed by 2020. It’s expected the network will bring $927 million in economic benefit to the state. Mayor Mark Jamieson says, “As part of our commitment to be Australia’s leading smart city region, we have completed the market sounding process and have now moved to the next stage. Expressions of interest can be made for one or multiple onshore and offshore components of the project, being the submarine cable, the cable landing station, data centre and backhaul from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane.” Expressions can be submitted via QTender.

OVERSEAS STUDENTS TO HELP PROMOTE COAST Study Sunshine Coast is calling for passionate Coast students to join the 2018 Student Ambassador Program to promote the benefits of studying here to cultures around the world. Student ambassadors will share their stories about living and studying on the Coast through blogs and social media to their home country networks, friends and colleagues, encouraging others to consider the region as a preferred study destination. Applications for the 2018 program close on January 31, 2018 and limited places are available. Application forms are available at studysunshinecoast.com.au or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Successful students will be announced by mid-February.

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Sunshine Coast Council has agreed to replace the Maroochy River groyne field with geobags. In January this year, the council considered a report into replacing the geobags at Maroochy River with a rock wall. The proposal sparked a huge outcry from the community and Mayor Mark Jamieson successfully moved a motion to conduct broader community consultation prior to the council making a decision. The Maroochy River Estuary Consultation Group was established following community consultation and they received 10 submissions, while the council received 843 responses to its online survey and more than 350 people attended community consultation sessions. Councillors voted unanimously last week to replace the existing sandbags with more geobags and will now begin the process of seeking state approvals and working through specific modelling and design work to replace the structures, with construction expected to commence in the 2019/20 financial year.

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Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) will roll out a raft of additional and extended services as surf lifesavers brace for one of the busiest summers and school holiday periods on record. In addition to extended hours and additional jet ski patrols, this summer will also see SLSQ lifeguards use Westpac Little Ripper UAV’s (drone) technology to patrol and monitor high-risk locations. However, the addition of these UAVs will not take away from existing services and should not be seen as a reason for people to swim at unpatrolled locations. SLSQ’s lifesavers and lifeguards have also extended their patrol hours to 7am to 6pm.

Visit Sunshine Coast’s (VSC) annual report shows the strength of the region’s tourism industry continues to grow. The region welcomed a record 296,000 international arrivals for the year ending June 2017, up 11.6 per cent and contributing $249 million in visitor expenditure to the economy. On the domestic front, we received a record 3.4 million arrivals and 12.4 million visitor nights on the back of strong increases in the interstate market, which was up 13.9 per cent, and the Brisbane drive market, up 16 per cent. The record visitor numbers contributed $2.06 billion to the Sunshine Coast economy. The recent VSC annual general meeting saw Bill Darby elected onto the board, replacing Phillip Hart.

STEPS PATHWAYS COLLEGE OFFICIALLY OPENED STEPS Group Australia recently celebrated the official opening of the STEPS Pathways College with Federal Member for Ryan, Jane Prentice, Mayor Mark Jamieson and Federal Member for Fisher, Andrew Wallace. An Australian first, the Pathways College provides accommodation and opportunities to experience living independently for people over 18 living with a disability. The college welcomed its first students in May and has already made a huge impact on the 11 young people living out of home for the first time. The college combines practical Hon. Jane Prentice MP and STEPS Group skills to equip students with the Australia Managing Director Carmel confidence to live independently Crouch at the opening of STEPS Pathways College after 12 months.

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Hailey Paxevanos just loves to go fishing. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

“M

y technique is better than Dad’s,” Hailey Paxevanos declares as her nimble fingers tie a size eight hook onto the end of a fishing line and she casts into the azure blue waters of Pumicestone Passage. Sure enough, her line has barely had a chance to hit the sandy bottom before the tell-tale jerking of her rod indicates there is a fish on the other end and she reels in a modest-sized bream. When you find out her dad is none other than Fishing Australia’s Rob Paxevanos, you can see why the Pelican Waters nine-year-old is so confident with anything related to fishing. In fact, Hailey caught her first fish when she was 18 months old. She was strapped into a pram and reeled in a fish while filming an episode of her dad’s popular TV series in Cairns. “She used to crawl into my office and we’d find her winding my reels well before she could walk,” Mr Paxevanos recalls with a smile. Hailey has gone on to catch an impressive 63 species of fish and declares that once she gets to 100, she will get a prize from her father. She has many tales of ones that got away, but also some pretty impressive stories about that ones that didn’t. “I caught a huge flathead off the beach when we were living in Bateman’s Bay in New South Wales one time when Dad was away. I was fishing on the beach near my house and I thought I was getting snagged, so I tried to get the line back,” she explains. “The reel was just going shzzzzzzzz and it took me a long time to reel it in. It was a 62-centimetre flathead and Mum came down to get a few photos to send to Dad. I had to release it because when flatheads reach 50 centimetres, they turn into females and you are not allowed to take them because they are protected.”

Being a little encyclopedia of fishing facts, tips and tricks, Hailey has become the first child in Australia to write a fishing book just for kids. But Kids Fishing has become a handy tool for angling enthusiasts of all ages because of the way it uses “kids speak” to simplify fishing safety. It also shows how to tie knots, offers tricks to help you catch more fish, and shows how to take care of the environment and handle fish in a safe manner. “Lots of my friends ask me what to do when they go fishing, so I thought I would put all of my ideas together in a book,” says Hailey. “It took about two months to write. The hardest thing was putting all of my ideas together – I had so many. “The most common thing people do wrong is not using the right hook or bait. They think a big hook is going to catch more fish, or bigger fish, but it’s actually harder for fish to get hooked on larger-sized hooks. The best size for the three main fish – bream, flathead and whiting – is a size eight.” Hailey says she is constantly learning every time she casts a line and that is what has kept her hooked on the sport. She has an impressive ‘pool room’ filled with trophies from fishing competitions through the Caloundra Power Boat Club and the Pelican Waters Tavern and it’s quite common to see her fishing along Pumicestone Passage immediately after school, still in her uniform. “Whenever I get to fish, it’s so exciting and one day, I want to catch a metre-long flathead,” she says. When asked what message she would like to give My Weekly Preview readers, Hailey doesn’t hesitate. “Have fun and make sure you take your rubbish home with you,” she says. “One time we went somewhere and there was heaps of rubbish there and we picked it up and filled up two whole plastic bags full of rubbish. The fish eat it and then we eat the fish, so it’s important to recycle and pick up stuff once you use it.”

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REAWAKENING A MOOLOOLABA DESTINATION The Wharf Mooloolaba is undergoing a much-anticipated multimillion-dollar facelift. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

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renowned local chef Tony Kelly recently opened two distinctly different and vibrant takeaway offerings – Saltwater and Rice Boi. These food offerings, along with Chances, which opened earlier this year, have breathed new life into the precinct. Work will cease during the holidays, but will resume with stage three in 2018. “We will continue refurbishing the remaining shops and introduce a Hamptonsstyle paint colour concept throughout the precinct and continue to carry out renovation works and roof works where needed,” Mr Long says. “There is still plenty of room for new traders. The vision in my mind is for a few more food offerings to add to the eclectic array we have already and to attract some boutiques and gift shops that are good for browsing through and service tenants.” While Mr Long says the $10 million refurbishment will continue until September, he is ecstatic to see the completed work has boosted the profile of the precinct, with more families venturing down to The Wharf to check it all out. “It was just wonderful to see and the feedback and support from the Coast community appears to be there.”

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ith a host of new restaurants and the Mooloolaba Yacht Club’s new club room now open, plus a plethora of activities planned for the holidays, The Wharf Mooloolaba is once again thriving. It is a vision Matthew Evans and Dirk Long of development company Evans Long have held for the precinct and have spent the past 18 months bringing to life. The Evans family has a long history with the site. The formerly family-owned construction company Evans Harch built the precinct for the original developers. It was completed in 1989 and quickly became a hotspot for people of all ages to flock to for a day of fun in the sun. But over the decades, The Wharf had fallen into disrepair. Like Mr Evans, Mr Long also has a lengthy association with The Wharf, but from a more recreational perspective. “I moved up the Coast seven years ago from Brisbane and we’ve always looked at The Wharf,” Mr Long recalls. “When [Evans Long] were approached by Merlin Entertainment to take it over, we knew there was so much potential for it to be revitalised and brought back to, and beyond, its former glory.”

BCC Cinemas, Riverwalk retailers and major stores may trade extended hours.

Riverwalk Light Show Shop longer and enjoy the festive light show display at the Riverwalk. Starting at 6.00pm daily from Monday 18 to Friday 22 December. Don’t forget Sunshine Plaza now has 1,500 car parks available on the Kmart side of the centre. Try the new car parks today – accessible via Amaroo Street off Maroochydore Road.

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SUMMER FUN

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Spice up your summer and make the most of your time off these holidays. From the beach to the hinterland, there are so many things to see and do. My Weekly Preview intern Sarah Ward discovers the Coast’s best activities and places to visit. farmers. Other markets to explore include the Twilight Markets at Bulcock Beach every Friday evening during the holidays, the Big Pineapple markets every Saturday morning or Maroochydore’s Fisherman’s Road markets every Sunday morning.

Some to check out include the Salvation Army on Nicklin Way, Sanctuary Op Shop on the corner of Walan and Smith streets in Mooloolaba and Bloomhill Cancer Care Op Shop on Bulcock Street, Caloundra.

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HIT THE ECLECTIC MIX OF BOUTIQUES Who doesn’t like browsing clothing, beauty and homewares boutiques? Well, the Coast has plenty of quality, quirky and stylish stores. Visit Buderim, Mooloolaba Esplanade, Maroochydore, Caloundra’s Bulcock Street and Bulcock Esplanade and you are sure to find something to suit any taste. The Coast also has a great assortment of op shops for second-hand, vintage finds.

Head on up to Maleny if you haven’t yet had a chance to check out the renewal of Mary Cairncross reserve. The Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre opened in February, allowing you to appreciate the 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest which overlooks the Glass House Mountains. Access the glider gallery walk or take a stroll through the rainforest for the cost of a gold coin donation.

The Sunshine Coast has more than 500 food and beverage producers, and you can support this sector and sample what’s on offer. Check our the Seasons of the Sun website (seasonsofthesun.com.au) to discover some of the local producers and growers. Otherwise, tour Maleny Dairies, a family-owned business that has a rich range of dairy produce and runs tours of the grounds. Then top it off by heading to the Noosa Farmers Market between 7am and midday on Sundays. It’s at the Noosa Australian Football Club on Weyba Road. Grab some coffee and breakfast before sampling fresh produce from the region’s

HUNT FOR SOME MARINE LIFE IN THE ROCK POOLS Take a trip to Shelly Beach, located between Moffat and Kings beaches. This little stretch has ankle-deep rock pools to explore, plus it is usually a bit quieter, with great views to enjoy a picnic.

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SUMMER FUN five-foot mini pipe, four-foot mini bowl, a split-level advanced bowl and lots of other features for every trick. The park is suitable for all levels, but if you would prefer to just sit back and watch the talent on display you can relax under the new shelters, which even have USB phone chargers.

RELAX IN THE BOTANIC GARDENS Head to Tanawha to discover the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, which showcases the beautiful flora and fauna flourishing in the 82-hectare forest. The garden is beautifully landscaped with sculptures to view, and a centre to learn about the origins of the gardens along with some great walks.

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facts OUR SUNSHINE COAST TAKE YOUR POOCH FOR A PLAY On the north shore of Currimundi Lake there is a one-kilometre stretch of sand that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Your pet will love playing in the lake’s calm waters, which are also perfect for a swim or paddle, plus there’s a patrolled beach further up the shore.

WITNESS THE TALENT AT ALEX SKATE PARK Alexandra Headland’s skate park has recently been revamped to include a

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DO SOME ROCK CLIMBING Bring out your inner Tarzan by checking out one of the Coast’s rock climbing gyms. Try Rockit Climbing Gym in Warana or Adventure Empire in Caloundra. They have walls for most skill levels and present a fun and unique way to stay active.

HAVE A BREAKFAST BARBECUE What better way to kick off your morning than with a barbie by the beach. Choose a scenic location such as Caloundra’s Happy Valley to set up camp and enjoy a morning swim, scenic views and wholesome brekkie.

Population: 346,522 Median age: 44 years The Sunshine Coast is the third most populated region in Queensland. We are home to more individual national parks than any other region in Queensland. The number of international visitors increased by 16.2 per cent, with a total of 291,000 visitors in 2016. In that year those international visitors spent $266 million. SOURCE: SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL

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Teachers and day-care workers are an amazing bunch, and Sami Muirhead would be lost without them.

The soothing soundtrack of ABC Radio’s cricket broadcast has Richard O’Leary drifting away to summers past.

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y five-year-old boy finished at day care last week. In the blink of an eye he is going to prep next year. Nixon started going part time to New Leaf day care when he was just a few months old. I remember handing him over with my heart breaking as I looked at him in his little blue terry towelling romper suit. With tears in my eyes, I hid behind my dark sunglasses and hightailed it to the car where I slumped inside and promptly burst into tears. One of the teachers came and sat in the passenger’s seat and calmly promised me on the days he was there he would be loved and stimulated and nourished. He was. And I usually left him guilt free to head to work for half a day knowing he was with other kids and teachers who have invisible angel wings. We are not meant to have favourite children but I love my three kids in very different ways. One takes my breath away with their sensitivity. One cracks me up and is my mate. And one melts my heart and always clings a little closer to mum’s skirt than the other two. That last one is Nixon. He was only six months old when he started to wear big round glasses and we were often in and out of hospital when he was younger. So my love for him has always been protectively fierce. He is my fragile little soul and it makes leaving him all the harder. So thank you to all our teachers who

pick up our babes when we are not there. Thank you for all the hugs you give our innocents in place of their mum’s arms. Thank you for all the toilet training and craft sessions and singalongs. You are special people with special jobs. I wish you were paid more. Thank you for not judging me when lunch consisted of a banana and a sandwich when others had organic tofu sushi. Thank you for kindly explaining I needed to come pick up my kid because I had unwittingly sent him to school with conjunctivitis/hand, foot and mouth/ school sores. My little boy is shy and obsessed with sharks and all underwater animals. He is that kid who will blend into the pack rather than be centre stage when it comes to what book the class should read or what song they should all sing. So can you imagine my happiness when I walked into his classroom one day when the entire room had been transformed into an underwater paradise. Thanks Ms Steph. What a gift to those kids by expanding their minds, imagination and sense of wonder about our amazing world. But it was a gift to me as well. It made me love Ms Steph because she had done this for our little boy. And you know what? Ms Steph had her own child she was away from in order to look after mine. To all teachers, have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for looking after our beautiful bubs.

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

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he sound of summer for me used to be the distinctive musical intro* to Channel 9’s cricket coverage, but these days I leave the TV off and soak myself in the calming conversations of ABC’s radio broadcast of the Ashes. Whether driving, cleaning, painting or writing this column, I have the radio switched on – the voices of the commentators and the murmuring of the crowd caught in the effects mikes, creating a soothing soundtrack for whatever I am doing on those days when cricket is being played. I find I drift off to memories of events long past. Playing cricket barefoot on the bumpy pitch in our backyard where a four meant retrieving a tennis ball while dodging the patches of bindii which were just about the only things which grew outside of the area covered by the sprinkler system. Being glued to the TV as I worked out the required run rate with pen, paper and calculator in the early days of one-day games. Matches which Australia invariably lost to the might of the West Indies: Clive, Viv and the most fearsome bowling attack in the history of cricket. The ‘real cricket’, which I used to play on concrete pitches in 40-degree heat in country New South Wales – all zinc cream, white shirts and shorts, sunburnt arms and legs, and a belief each ball bowled was as

important as those being delivered in far off climes like the WACA, the SCG and the MCG. Those games played from the comfort of the couch once I’d reached my twenties and left participation behind in favour of pizza, twist-top beers and dragging myself to work with another hangover

“The ‘real cricket’, which I used to play on concrete pitches in 40-degree heat” after staying up to watch the end of a another day-nighter. Recalling those matches I attended in person: that opening game of the Ashes at the Gabba; the slightly out-of-control one-dayer where I tipped a beer over the head of the boisterous bloke seated in front of me; the afternoon when I was paid to mind my bosses seat in the Members Pavilion at the SCG – best work day ever. But mostly I just listen and enjoy the contest between our current crop of cricketers. In many ways tuning in, to tune out. *For those of you who are regular trivia night junkies, the Channel 9 cricket theme was written by a bloke called Brian Bennett.

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THE TRICKY BUSINESS OF GOING OFFSHORE

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hether or not to be an offshore earner is a question that has held the attention of management teams and boards of innumerable Australian companies over many years. Persuading the investment community of the merits of taking the risk of going offshore has never been straightforward, but it appears to Ord Minnett that offshore forays are increasingly drawing investors’ ire. Recent examples include SEEK upping its offshore investment, Amcor’s mooted interest in Bemis, and James Hardie’s European acquisition. These are by no means isolated cases, with numerous other companies coming under pressure at the mere hint of harbouring offshore ambitions.

The irony of this mindset is the widespread enthusiasm typically shown for the ‘offshore basket’, which trades at a premium to the S&P/ASX 200 and has outperformed by nearly 16 percentage points over the past two years. The key criterion for inclusion in the ‘offshore basket’ is the proportion of revenue generated from overseas; we set the threshold to at least 30 per cent. The basket is made up of industrial companies only and excludes

“Companies come under pressure at the mere hint of harbouring offshore ambitions” resources. Survivorship bias plays a part – those still active offshore have prospered in their endeavours. So the basket is populated mostly by success stories. In addition, the clamour for this group is driven from time to time by a view on the Australian dollar (AUD). With the AUD

finally starting to give some ground and our global economics counterparts projecting an end-2018 level of $US0.72, we remain comfortable favouring this group. Various factors are at play in this downward revision, not least of which is the expectation for five rate hikes by the American Federal Open Market Committee against a steady Reserve Bank of Australia cash rate. With the offshore basket tightly bound to the AUD, we see this projection as an important factor in staying overweight with this group of companies. The basket of offshore stocks doesn’t look expensive relative to history when we examine the profile of the offshore basket’s P/E over the past five years. Interestingly, the group is trading only marginally above the five-year average P/E relative of 124 per cent. The combination of this undemanding position, superior growth potential overseas and currency expectations provides a further reason to remain overweight on offshore earners. 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.

BITCOIN DIVIDES TRADIES As Bitcoin smashed through $20,000 for one coin last week, an increasing pool of Australians are flocking to invest in cryptocurrency. A recent survey commissioned by Service Seeking gauged tradies’ attitude towards cryptocurrency as an alternate payment method. The survey of 700 respondents found 24 per cent of tradespeople think offering Bitcoin as an alternative payment method for customers is the way of the future, but 50 per cent are still unclear what cryptocurrency is. While the results do indicate that more tradies believe cryptocurrencies are too volatile to replace traditional cash entirely, younger generations are more keen to implement cryptocurrency, with 32 per cent of Millennials believing Bitcoin to be a better store of value that traditional currencies, and 28 per cent of Gen X on board. Baby Boomers remain hesitant with 85 per cent opposed.

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One simple test your doctor may not be doing can find the real reason why brain fog, sluggish energy, weight gain, hormone problems and low motivation affect you. Your thyroid is a common cause of a low temperature, though the thyroid doesn’t play up on its own there’s usually another cause. Your TSH is the most typical and only test your doctor may choose to check your thyroid. If you have a real and obvious thyroid condition or disease, this will generally be abnormal, leading to further testing. However, if your TSH is normal, you could still be suffering with Subclinical Hypothyroidism or Wilson’s Syndrome, a mild form of low thyroid function, and can wreak havoc for your body temperature, metabolism, hormone balance, mood and energy levels, and will not be picked up with TSH tests alone. There are a full range of tests that should be done to fully examine your thyroid health, and without these, this very common condition can go undetected for years. Once you have a correct diagnosis, treating it naturally is the next step. Finding the triggers is as simple as organising follow up blood testing over a range of nutrients and body functions to find the cause, and is often very quickly resolved. For further information, call Advanced Wellness & Behavioural Centre for a free half hour consultation to discuss your health concerns on 1800 699 355.

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e’s played in Timbuktu, the Sahara Desert and India and is now headed to the Sunshine Coast to perform at the Woodford Folk Festival. Harry Jakamarra is no stranger to the grassroots music scene. Growing up in Broome, he was lucky to be surrounded by artists such as the Pigram Brothers, Warumpi Band and Midnight Oil from a young age.

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After finishing his tour of the Kimberley and Pilbara, Mr Jakamarra is now gearing up for a national tour this summer. This will be his first time playing at Woodford and he says he is looking forward to the opportunity to connect with other musos. “Festivals like Woodford are always such an amazing experience. They are intense in a good way. I think my favourite thing is how focused everyone is on the music,” he tells My Weekly Preview. However, Mr Jakamarra is not planning to rock up to Woodford like any other artist. He tours in his ex-Navy fire engine, which he converted to a liveable vehicle and plumbed to run entirely on used cooking oil. “It runs entirely off grid on solar and is very comfortable,” he says. “I even have a solar powered espresso machine.” Mr Jakamarra bought the truck when working as a crocodile skinner at a wildlife park in Broome. “I ripped the equipment off the back and taught myself how to weld a subframe. “The waste cooking oil doesn’t cost me anything to acquire and it doesn’t cost

the environment.” This will be his second visit to the Sunshine Coast. After a brief tour in 2015, the artist says he is looking forward to visiting properly this time. “I’ll be around after Woodford doing a bunch of shows at local venues. I’m also doing a Parlour Gigs feature tour so if you like music in the home you can visit their website and book me to play at your house. House concerts are a really special and unique experience for everyone involved. I love them.” This is one man definitely living his dream; from playing gigs in his local pub at the age of 16 with his younger brother Albert, to touring around Australia and overseas, and big-name festivals such as Woodford. “Woodford has such a great reputation, it’s a legendary festival and revered in a lot of ways. It’s a festival I’ve heard so much about for so long, I find it a little surreal to be finally on the bill.” The Woodford Folk Festival is on at December 27 to January 1. For tickets and more information visit woodfordfolkfestival.com.

READER’S CORNER

The Wisdom of Sundays Author: Oprah Winfrey Publisher: Pan Macmillan RRP: $34.99 Reviewer: Jemma Pearson After Oprah Winfrey farewelled fans of her eponymous talk show in 2011, she was soon back in front of the cameras, this time with Super Soul Sunday. In this show, the queen of the ‘aha moment’ promises insight and inspiration, and she delivers it in spades. Tony Robbins, Eckhart Tolle and Arianna Huffington, are just some of the long list of guests who have sat on Oprah’s couch. Just in time for Christmas, Oprah has released a curated collection of these conversations in The Wisdom of Sundays. The book is beautifully presented and while Oprah includes just snippets of the Sunday conversations she has had, there are real insights, not just clichés, presented here. While hardcore Oprah fans will need no persuading to buy this book, I would also encourage others to flick through the pages. For me, a little bit of Oprah goes a long way, but this book has stayed on my bedside table for weeks, and while I was planning to gift it to a family member on December 25, I think I’ll keep it to myself after all. I’ll be dipping into it for many more Sundays to come.

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THE WHARF FEATURE

EAT YOUR WAY AROUND THE WHARF MOOLOOLABA While the revitalisation is still underway at the Coast’s much-loved precinct, there are already plenty of new places to visit at The Wharf Mooloolaba. But don’t take our word for it – get out there and find out for yourself.

RICE BOI With fresh, handmade Asian-inspired street food, Rice Boi is your local Japanese Izakaya-style dive bar. Think grunge vibes, water views, dope food and the spot for dumplings, bao, and mouthwatering curries. Rice Boi is now open seven days a week from 11.30am to 9pm.

CHANCES RESTAURANT

SEE RESTAURANT

THE DOCK MOOLOOLABA The Dock Mooloolaba is a dynamic new restaurant and bar at The Wharf Mooloolaba specialising in smoked meats, charcoal grill and quality beers, with an extensive wine and spirit selection. The 500-square metre restaurant, catering for more than 300 people, boasts a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere, showcasing the stunning riverside location. It features three bars and 52 beer taps with 16 different top-quality beers. The Dock Mooloolaba is open from 11am to midnight and is the perfect venue for lunch, dinner or drinks and snacks, and will also be the perfect venue for your next function including weddings and parties.

The Wharf precinct is reborn, and this Mooloolaba marvel is re-emerging as the Coast’s hub of lifestyle, decadence and family fun. See Restaurant is proud to be a long-time icon of The Wharf, and will no doubt lead the precinct into the future. With fine-dining coastal cuisine, accompanied by breathtaking views, See Restaurant is a timeless culinary destination that encapsulates this wonderful region.

Proudly being the first restaurant to take a ‘Chance’ to open at The Wharf precinct, the team at Chances is excited to see locals and holiday makers loving the extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu and choosing the location to celebrate special events and Christmas parties. With awesome coffee, a unique selection of beers, ciders and cocktails on offer, the vibe is relaxed and inviting with a viewing deck looking over the water and boats as well as air-conditioned restaurant with kids’ room. Chances is open Monday to Friday from 8am to late and Saturday and Sundays from 7am to late.

SALTWATER Looking for the perfect lunch spot? Then try Saltwater Fish & Chippery. This Hamptons-inspired fish and chip shop is more than just hand-cut chips and battered cod. As well as offering freshly shucked oysters and calamari, you can settle in for the afternoon with a cold beer or glass of wine and enjoy fresh seafood overlooking the Mooloolah River. Now open seven days from 11.30am to 9pm.

Summer of Fun

Activities from 11th December - 14th January including Arcade Games, Giant Jenga & Connect Four, Petting Zoo & Live Weekend Music and be sure you enter our #SammySeal Facebook and Instagram photo competition

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THE WHARF FEATURE

THE WHARF MOOLOOLABA ALIVE WITH ACTIVITIES The Wharf is back to being the great day out it was – you can spend a whole day enjoying a variety of activities as diverse as snorkelling and scuba diving through to river cruises, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and jet ski hire. Keep an eye out for special summer activities to fill your days with fun.

ARCADE WORLD Arcade World is a place where memories are made enjoying family-friendly fun. There are lots of ways to play for every generation from new games to classic. Bring out your competitive nature with a game of air hockey, an adrenaline-fuelled duel on the fast and the furious twin-driver or challenge each other on the four linked superbikes. There is something to entice the child in each of us with the opportunity to take home prizes. Enjoy the simple pleasures of classic arcade fun.

MAXWELL + CAMPBELL Maxwell + Campbell manufactures a range of homewares, where urban meets country. The team there blends expert craftsmanship with the latest trends and styles. Maxwell + Campbell delivers unique designs featuring impeccable quality with an Australiana feel. Look out for cowhide bags, chairs, kids wear, galvanised dinnerware and more.

MARK’S MOOLOOLABA HAIRDRESSER Mark’s Mooloolaba Hair is a family-run business which has operated in Mooloolaba for more than 20 years. Everyone is welcome, so come and see the Mark’s team for a complete makeover or just a trim. Check out @Markshair_ on Instagram.

The Wharf will feature pop-up traders over Christmas including the unique Maxwell + Campbell gift store as well as a games arcade, fun games and activities for the kids and live music on weekends.

MOOLOOLABA YACHT CLUB Having celebrated 50 years and been awarded Yachting Queensland’s Club of the Year for 2017, Mooloolaba Yacht Club is right at home at The Wharf. Come sailing Wednesday and Sunday from noon and Fridays from 3pm. Enjoy the social side of sailing from the waterfront clubhouse as a member with packages from $50, which includes discounts from venues in The Wharf complex.

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SEA LIFE SUNSHINE COAST No trip to the Sunshine Coast is complete without visiting SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. Situated at Mooloolaba Wharf, just moments from the main esplanade, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is home to thousands of marine and freshwater animals, including sharks, crocodiles, seals, turtles, stingrays, tropical fish and more. Explore the fun and interactive animal zones across three levels, including the tidal touch pool, seahorse sanctuary, jellyfish kingdom and new Finding Dory & Friends: The Experience. With different live talks, feeds and presentations daily, visitors will discover the world under the sea.

HOLIDAY MOOLOOLABA Holiday Mooloolaba has been assisting visitors to the Sunshine Coast with their accommodation needs for many years. Holiday Mooloolaba’s properties are in and around Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headland and Point Cartwright, and the portfolio of properties caters for varying budgets. At Holiday Mooloolaba, the helpful, friendly staff will use their knowledge to ensure your choice of accommodation allows you to enjoy all the superb holiday opportunities the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Email info@holidaymooloolaba.com.au.

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THE WHARF FEATURE

WHAT’S ON AT THE WHARF

FUDGEES Step back in time and visit Fudgees On The Wharf. Come and see the amazing Pez collection from around the world. Fudgees makes all homemade fudge on site. Check out the huge selection of lollies, chocolates, macadamia brittle, kiddies corner, scoop ice-cream, plus English and American products.

COASTAL CRUISES MOOLOOLABA Coastal Cruises has been operating from The Wharf since 2010 and is a locally-owned family business offering you the freshest seafood with the best views in town. Enjoy all that Mooloolaba has to offer aboard the dailyy lunch and sunset cruises.

SUNREEF MOOLOOLABA Sunreef Mooloolaba is the longest established dive centre in the region, and the largest dive centre in south-east Queensland. Sunreef Mooloolaba offers Australia’s first Swim with Humpback Whales experience, from July to October each year, as well as local reef dives, snorkelling trips and diving on the ex-HMAS Brisbane. A five-star Professional Association of Diving Instructors training centre, Sunreef Mooloolaba offers accredited dive courses for all levels of divers and plans and guides international dive trips and travel. Dive equipment sales and servicing is also on offer. WHALE ONE ‘Seas’ the day all year round with Whale One. Celebrate life and jump on one of the many charters. Ranging from whale watching and dolphin discovery lunches – seafood buffets and sunset cruises with live music – to private charter rentals and a New Year’s Eve fireworks cruise – there’s something for everyone.

December 11 to January 14 Giant Jenga and Connect Four and a chill-out zone with giant beanbags in the forecourt from 9am to 4pm each day. December 16 The Mooloolaba Yacht Club’s Christmas Boat Parade will be a sight to behold, travelling from The Wharf Mooloolaba to Mooloolah Island, then down to La Balsa Park, back up the river towards Mooloolaba Wharf turning into Kawana canal down to Lawrie’s marina, and back again for a second viewing. Judging will take place at The Wharf Mooloolaba. There are more boats than ever registered this year, so it will be a fantastic night out and The Wharf Mooloolaba is your prefect vantage point, with great dining options to enjoy a meal on the night as well. December 20, 21, 27 and 28 and January 3, 4, 10 and 11 Bring the kids down to experience the wonder of baby barnyard animals from 11am to 2pm. December 17, 18, 23, 24 and 30 and January 6, 7, 13 and 14 Come and enjoy afternoon live music with James Oxley from 1pm to 3pm.

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date! JANUARY 27 The MooloolaBaBQ festival kicks off at 10am with food trucks, market stalls, celebrity guests, live entertainment and fireworks at 8pm.

DIRECTORY Arcade World 0417 441 225, arcadeworld.com.au Chances 5348 9699, facebook.com/BronYolsLivy Carola’s Beautiful Things 0410 190 650 Coastal Cruises 0419 704 797, cruisemooloolaba. com.au El Bigoton 0481 520 239, elbigoton.com.au Fudgees on the Wharf Mooloolaba 5326 1570, facebook.com/Fudgeesisyumme Go Property Solutions 5353 6040,

gopropertysolutions.com.au Hogs Breath Café 5444 7211, hogsbreath.com.au Holiday Mooloolaba 5353 6040, holidaymooloolaba.com.au Ice Cream Galore 5444 8716, facebook.com/ Icecreamsgalore Ken Down Architects 5444 4511 Mark’s Mooloolaba Hairdresser 0488 343 231, Facebook - Marks Mooloolaba Hair Maxwell + Campbell maxwellcampbell.com.au

Mooloolaba Canal Cruises 5444 8257, mooloolabacanalcruise.com Mooloolaba Yacht Club 0413 227 013, mooloolabayachtclub.com.au Rice Boi 0410 817 742, facebook.com/ riceboimooloolaba Saltwater Fish & Chippery 0427 116 532, facebook.com/fishandchipsmooloolaba Scuba World 5444 8595, scubaworld.com.au SeaLife Sunshine Coast 5458 6226,

underwaterworld.com.au See Restaurant 5444 5044, seerestaurant.com.au Sunreef Mooloolaba 5444 5656, sunreef.com.au The Dock Mooloolaba 1300 THE DOCK (1300 843 362), thedockmooloolaba.com The Wharf Tavern 5444 8383, wharftavern.com.au Transact Property Group 5353 6044 Whale One 1300 942 531, whaleone.com.au The Wharf Management Office 5353 6045, wharfmooloolaba.com.au

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MY TIME

TODD’S TALES Todd Widdicombe shares some unique parenting advice to help get you through the school holidays.

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y folks John and Jen have recently made the big move from Perth. They brought with them a boot load of treasured memories, including a heap of piccies of their grandies, my four wee-uns, in a huge album. It reminded me of how awesome they were as bubs and how full on it was witnessing each of their arrivals in the hospital. For blokes, watching the birth of your kids is both awesome and terrifying. Having said that, it’s the most incredible thing

you will ever see and it will make you appreciate the awe-inspiring magnificence of the lady in your life. Just quietly, women are the far superior sex. The strength, the resilience, the sheer amazingness, but keep that to yourself. I’ve been blessed to be a dad for the past 15.5 years and I’ve learnt some stuff that might help you out, with the summer school hols upon us. Don’t yell at your kids in public these holidays, lean in close and whisper. It’s much scarier. If you can’t find the kids anywhere around the house, simply turn off the wifi and watch them materialise right before your very eyes. “Hey Dad, what’s the go? Stupid NBN”. The best way to prepare the kids for social media? Stick their artwork on the fridge and write mean comments underneath it. Need your teenage lad to clean his room? Text him you’ve hidden 20 bucks in there. Don’t bother trying to tidy the house while the kids are home on school holidays – that’s like trying to brush your teeth with a mouthful of chewy caramel Tim Tams. And finally, if you want to teach your kids about rejection… buy a cat. You’re welcome.

WHAT’S ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 Graeme Jensen (Solo), Caloundra RSL, 11am Renny Field, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Alexis and Suzie K Duo, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 4pm Chris Ramsay, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Roger Lewis, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Nyssa Ray, 26 Degrees, 6pm Harii, Brightwater Hotel, 6.30pm Mark Moroney, Parklands Tavern, 6.30pm Benny O, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Sarah Woods, Forty Five 51, 7pm Soula, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Fonix, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Genetyx, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm Venus Envy, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm Woodsmash, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm Doc Span & The Barry Charles Bands, Caloundra RSL, 9pm Whiskey Highway, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 9pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 The Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Chris Ramsay, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 3pm Nyssa Ray, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Drew Wilson, Lemon and Thyme, 5pm Ricky The Rockstar, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Emily Wenham, 26 Degrees Rumba Resort, 6pm Casey Watt, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm Mufassa, Forty Five 51, 7pm James Oxley, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Harii and Carl Lynch, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Brian Carlon Duo, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Outtawak, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm Lucky 13, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 Ryan Giles, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Wilko, Caloundra RSL, 12pm David Flower, Brightwater Hotel, 1pm Carl Lynch, Parklands Tavern, 1pm Janice, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 1.30pm Kimbal Imaz, 26 Degrees Rumba Resort, 3pm Escape Hatch, Alex Surf Club, 3.30pm The Kitty Kats Christmas Party, Caloundra RSL, 4pm

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 Alexander Mills, Maroochy Surf Club, 6pm One Voice, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 6pm Looking for something out of the ordinary to do these holidays? Check out the Finding Dory and Friends Experience at Sea Life Sunshine Coast. Filled with interactive activities along the Pipe Pals trail, you can experience Ridin’ the EAC with Crush, Nemo’s Anemone Challenge, and using your own echo locator in Bailey’s Maze and of course, meeting schools of Blue Tangs (Dory) and Clownfish (Nemo). Sea Life is open every day except Christmas Day from 9.30am to 5pm.

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VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23)

LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23)

SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22)

Prepare for a plethora of parties, as the new moon lights up your entertainment zone. It’s also a good time to be the creative cat you were born to be. Then the sun pairs up with Saturn on Thursday and Friday, which will help stabilise your energy.

With Mercury reversing through your domestic zone, home is a veritable minefield this week! A relationship with a loved one could end up in a mess, as you misread each other. So avoid jumping to conclusions and don’t hesitate to ask for clarification.

The new moon sends a social media or education opportunity your way. But don’t sit on the sidelines and limit yourself Libra! And don’t let negative self-talk stymie your upward trajectory. You are far better at what you do than you think you are.

Are you worrying about money? This week, avoid being rash with cash. If you spend more than you can afford this Christmas, then you’ll end up with a heap of New Year debt. The new moon brings a fresh fiscal chapter as you swap spending for saving.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21)

CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20)

AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19)

PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20)

Monday’s new moon activates your sign so it’s the best week of the year to update your appearance, revamp your wardrobe, start a personal project or plan a trip for the future. But remember Mercury is still retrograde until Saturday.

Wednesday is a momentous day for Capricorn goats, when Saturn (your ruling planet) starts a three year sojourn through your sign. And this only happens every 29 years! It will boost your ambition, motivation, dedication and work ethic.

Stern Saturn shifts into your self-reflection zone on Wednesday. So, over the next three years, you need to accept responsibility for the decisions you make, consolidate your strengths and work on your weaknesses.

Are you confused about your career and life direction? With the new moon activating your job zone, have a long, hard think about creative adjustments that would significantly improve your work experience in 2018.

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6. The Goliath, Northern Leopard and Poison Dart are all species of which animal?

2. “Call me Ishmael” is the opening line from which classic novel?

7. The late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence (pictured) starred in which 1986 Australian cult movie?

3. In which European country is the Turia river? 4. The flag of South Africa is comprised of how many colours? 5. Who released the 1970s albums Talking Book and Fulfillingness’ First Finale?

8. Mother and Child, Divided is a 1993 sculpture by which artist? 9. Who was the first woman prime minister of India, serving from 1966 to 1977? 10. What was founded first: the CIA or the FBI?

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Monday’s new moon highlights health and wellbeing. But if you overindulge in too many sweet festive treats, then you won’t fit into your clothes by the New Year! Saturn stirs some discontent in your house of love over the next three years.

QUIZ: 1. John Farnham 2. Moby-Dick 3. Spain 4. Six 5. Stevie Wonder 6. Frog 7. Dogs in Space 8. Damien Hirst 9. Indira Gandhi 10. The FBI

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CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 23)

Get ready for a relationship renaissance, as Monday’s new moon kick-starts your love life. But – with retrograde Mercury it won’t all be smooth sailing. And if you are too impatient then you could find yourself involved in an accident.

CROSSWORD: ACROSS 1 Builder 5 Valid 8 Set in one’s ways 9 Cream 10 Actuate 11 Scotch 12 No good 15 At heart 17 Poser 19 Mouth-watering 20 Reeds 21 Dessert DOWN: 1 Basic 2 In the doghouse 3 Dynamic 4 Runway 5 Visit 6 Lead a dog’s life 7 Descend 11 Stammer 13 Oppress 14 Strand 16 Ashes 18 Right

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Don’t accept things at face value. With the new moon and retrograde Mercury in your mystery zone, look beneath the surface to discover what’s really going on. When choosing last-minute presents, go for gifts that are practical and useful.

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Monday’s new moon is the best time of the year to plan a holiday. (But don’t actually book your trip until after Mercury goes direct on Saturday.) With Saturn shifting into your career zone on Wednesday, you need to get serious about long-term ambitions.

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health SALTY SNACKS CAUSE FOR CONCERN Back away from the crackers and dip – the high salt content could be putting your heart at risk.

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ustralians are being told to think twice before reaching for the crackers and dip this Christmas - for the sake of their hearts. New research reveals some dips contain so much salt they are saltier than seawater. When combined with some crackers, a person can consume more than half a day’s worth of salt in just one serve. Researchers at the George Institute for Global Health unpacked the levels of hidden salt in 850 dips and nearly 1300 crackers sold on supermarket shelves. Nutritionist and the report’s lead author Clare Farrand says the results are alarming. “Just looking at the average dip and average cracker you would be eating 1.6 grams of salt in an average serving, now considering you are not meant to eat any more than five grams of salt per day this equates to nearly a third of that,” she says. “If you combined the highest salt dip with the highest salt cracker you would be eating at least three grams of salt in that average serving, so three grams out of a daily five grams, that’s huge.” From 2013 to 2017 the average salt content of dips increased by 14 per cent, the

research showed. Taramosalata, olive and aioli dips had the highest levels of salt on average. The saltiest dip, Fresh Fodder Taramosalata, contained 4.8 grams of salt per 100 grams – this is almost 400 times saltier than the least salty dip. Tzatziki and vegetable dips, including hummus, guacamole and eggplant dips, had the lowest average salt contents. The good news is that the average salt content of crackers has decreased by nearly 16 per cent since 2010. However there is still great variation in salt levels among savoury biscuits, ranging from zero salt to 5.3 grams per 100 grams. Ms Farrand believes a person can easily eat an entire day’s worth of salt when a tub of dip and a packet of crackers is shared between two people. Heart Foundation Victoria CEO KellieAnn Jolly echoes the concerns. “Excess salt is directly linked to high blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke, heart and kidney disease,” Ms Jolly says. The new research was part of VicHealth and the Heart Foundation’s ongoing Unpack

the Salt campaign and has led to calls for a national target for salt content of dips. –AAP

THE FIVE SALTIEST DIPS 1. Fresh Fodder – Smokey Taramosalata – 4.82g of salt in 100g 2. Fresh Fodder – Peppered Taramosalata – 4.82g per 100g 3. Fresh Fodder – Taramosalata – 4.8g per 100g 4. Wattle Valley Delish Olive Medley with Feta – 3g per 100g 5. The Olive Branch – Gourmet Tarama – 2.95g per 100g

THE FIVE SALTIEST CRACKERS 1. Kurrajong Kitchen Lavosh Thins Original – Rosemary & Sea Salt – 5.25g per 100g 2. Fantastic Delites Rice Snacks – Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar Flavour – 4g per 100g 3. Always Fresh Grissini – Rosemary & Sea Salt – 3.83g per 100g 4. Peckish Rice Crackers – Sea Salt & Vinegar Flavour – 3.75g per 100g 5. Fantastic Rice Crackers – Salt & Vinegar Flavour – 3.43g peer 100g

The generous Sunshine Coast community has raised $81,074 for local health foundation Wishlist following the month-long Woolworths Wall Token appeal. The appeal, spearheaded by the Children’s Hospital Foundation, ran in September and smashed last year’s record fundraising effort of $67,336. Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe says the funds will help countless young patients and families receiving medical treatment on the Sunshine Coast. “We are so grateful for every person who donated during this appeal,” Ms Rowe says. “These funds have allowed us to purchase a C-MAC Laryngoscope for Gympie Hospital’s Emergency Department, and add the finishing touches to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital’s Children’s Ward. “Year after year, the community supports us through this drive and every year I am humbled by the generosity of our great community and of course, the Woolworths teams.” Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO Rosie Simpson says she is thankful. “We’re dedicated to caring for sick kids in Queensland, which is why it is vital to fund equipment for better treatments – because every child deserves the opportunity of a happy, healthy life,” Ms Simpson says. “Childhood illness hurts. It hurts the kids who must endure it and it hurts their families.” The Children’s Hospital Foundation has directed funds from all Sunshine Coast stores to Wishlist to enable the purchase of needed equipment.

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H ENDOMETRIOSIS ACTION PLAN TO HELP EASE PAIN Efforts to improve the lives of women living with endometriosis have been boosted, with the Federal Government announcing the development of an action plan for the painful and often misunderstood gynaecological condition. Endometriosis affects an estimated one in 10 women and diagnosis of the condition takes on average about eight to nine years. “This condition should have been better acknowledged and acted upon long ago, but today we are taking action so the struggle that women face will no longer be silent or their battles private,” Health Minister Greg Hunt said in a statement.

“We will work with the medical community and key stakeholders to look into what gaps might be present in training, support and care.” The action plan will be developed in collaboration with the Australian Coalition for Endometriosis and members of the Parliamentary Friends for Endometriosis Awareness. Also announced was a research grant of $160,000, through the National Health and Medical Research Council, for Professor Grant Montgomery to use genomics to investigate better treatments for women with endometriosis. –AAP

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have at least one present to open on Christmas Day,” Mr Hillway says. “As long as the kids are happy – that’s the main thing. “It’s a great atmosphere in the work shed; everyone just gets in and does their work and we all get a lot of pleasure out of being there.” Mr Hillway says Halcyon Glades Community Manager Tracey Yeo arranged extra tools and machinery for the shed while several local businesses donated materials such as timber and paint. The retiree says he got the idea from the Halcyon Parks community at Caloundra, where he lived for eight years. “Their work shed makes between 600 and 800 toys for the community each Christmas, so when I moved here I thought we could do the same thing for Caboolture,” he says. “Our target this year was 200 toys and next year we’ll be aiming for 300. We’re going back into the work shed to start on the toys for next Christmas.”

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multimillion-dollar Hamptons Country Club, which will be filled to the brim with opulent furnishings and activities aplenty. Stage one sold out in record time, and the release of stage two has been brought forward to meet demand. Beachmere Bay offers a slice of salt-air, sandy-toed heaven.

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A GREAT LIFESTYLE, ON THE PENSION? If you said yes, Lyn Morrison, lifestyle adviser at Nature’s Edge Buderim, has three tips for you. 1. Own your own home and get the pension. Check your eligibility because a primary place of residence is not counted in asset tests. 2. Own your own home and access rental assistance. Here’s a little-known fact: buying a home in a community operating under the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act means you may be eligible for rental assistance. 3. Downsize and cash up. Imagine if you could sell your existing family home, buy a new home in a gated estate, have cash in the bank and still be eligible for the pension? A homeowning couple can have up to $380,500 in the bank and still get the pension (depending on your overall asset mix).

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At Nature’s Edge Buderim, you can buy a new, architecturally designed home from $479,000, while remaining eligible for the pension (depending on your overall asset mix). You will save $9394 in stamp duty, because it is not payable on homes sold under the act. Better still, you could be eligible for rental assistance. This article does not constitute financial advice.

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Yandina & District Historical Society representatives and stakeholders with Greg Rogerson (left) and Rick Baberowski (right) The tireless work of volunteers from the Yandina & District Historical Society has been recognised with a Museums & Galleries Queensland (MGQ) presentation, which was attended by Sunshine Coast councillors Rick Baberowski and Greg Rogerson and Noosa deputy mayor Frank Wilkie. The Yandina & District Historical Society received a Certificate of Recognition for completing an intensive year-long program assessing its practices against the national standards for Australian museums and galleries. The society operates Yandina Historic House, which includes a local artists’ gallery, visitor information centre, gift and craft shop, heritage discovery room, plus historical collections in the museum space. MGQ Executive Director Rebekah Butler says the society is to be commended for its achievements during its participation in MGQ’s Standards Review Program, “which included the development of a collection policy and volunteer induction booklet”.

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hey may not look like your idea of veteran welfare support workers but the Military Brotherhood is making a huge difference to the lives of ex-service personnel. Maroochy RSL has donated $31,289 to help fund a support vehicle to aid the work the brotherhood does all over the Coast. Cooloola-Sunshine Coast Sub Branch president Steve ‘Moose’ Ollier says Maroochy RSL’s generous donation for the truck has been a godsend. “When I found out, I cried,” he says. “It’s lifted our spirits, it’s lifted our profile and it means we can cover more ground. We can go places we couldn’t before and it allows us to hold the hands of more veterans that need support.” Founded by a group of likeminded veterans with a keen interest in motorbikes, the Military Brotherhood was established to provide camaraderie, mateship and support to current and ex-servicemen and women in need. Mr Ollier says while there are many stereotypes around motorcycle riders, it’s important to see the difference they are making and the support they offer. “Yes, we ride motorcycles, but we are first and foremost an ESO [ex-servicemen organisation] and we like to think we’re an RSL on wheels – we’ll go up the dirty dusty track to help those who don’t want to come out. We’ll just go to them,” he says. Mr Ollier understands that every veteran is different and values the partnership his organisation has formed with Maroochy RSL. “It’s much easier to talk to your mate about your problem than your doctor and that’s what we’re about,” he says.

“If it’s something we can’t handle then we get in touch with Maroochy RSL and between us it tightens the weave so less people fall through the cracks.” Maroochy RSL president Michael Liddelow says the Military Brotherhood and the RSL are working towards a common purpose. “The work that these guys are doing is fantastic and it just means more veterans have access to a range of different types of support so they can choose what suits them,” he says. “We’re proud to align with such a great organisation and work together to achieve the same goals.” Now that the support vehicle is on the road, the Military Brotherhood has set its next goal – finding a parcel of land to create a veterans’ retreat.

For more information about the Military Brotherhood or to access support, visit militarybrotherhood.com.au.

MOST AUSSIES LACK SUFFICIENT EMERGENCY FUNDS More than 40 per cent of Australians don’t have enough money to pay for ‘emergency expenses’, new data shows. According to the latest research from Mortgage Choice, 40.3 per cent of Australians do not feel they had enough money put away for ‘rainy day’ expenses. “To hear that two in every five Australians do not have the funds needed to cope with unforeseen incidents is quite alarming,” Mortgage Choice franchisee Linda Ireland says. “The reality is, unexpected events can occur from time to time. And these unforeseen events, like the loss of a job, a car accident, illness or a death in the family can cause significant financial strain. Ms Ireland says there are three key strategies that all Australians can employ to safeguard themselves and their financial situation against unexpected events. 1. Set up an emergency fund Ms Ireland says all savings should be kept separate from other everyday accounts. And it is a good idea to choose an account with a high interest rate and low fees. 2. Free up cash flow by paying off debts “Anyone who has various small debts with high interest rates should make it a priority to pay off these debts as fast as possible,” Ms Ireland says. “The faster people pay off their smaller debts, the quicker they can free up some of their cash flow.” 3. Ensure you’re insured “If Australians want to be truly prepared for unforeseen events, then they should take the time to insure themselves and their assets,” Ms Ireland says. Any person concerned about their financial situation should speak to a financial adviser.

Welcome to EdenLea • EdenLea is a high quality retirement village located in one of Buderim’s many leafy areas, high on the mountain near the eastern escarpment where you can enjoy summer’s cooling breezes, and the views from the Lions Park. • We offer spacious 2 and 3 bedroom villas of varying sizes and architectural styles with striking terracotta roof tiles - all set in beautiful gardens.

• A few hundred metres walk into town finds you within the pleasant village atmosphere of Buderim with its numerous coffee shops, cafes, boutiques, medical facilities and grocery stores. • Our modern village bus also takes Residents to shopping centres and Mooloolaba Beach and on other regular outings beyond. • Our emergency call service is provided by EdenLea’s

own staff giving peace of mind that someone you know will come to your home 24 hours per day to provide emergency assistance if needed. • Social activities and village functions are held in multiple community centres within EdenLea. You will also find a hairdresser, doctor, podiatrist, billiards and a library here as well. • The 18 metre lagoon style swimming pool, spa

and barbeque area complete EdenLea’s spacious communal relaxation areas. • EdenLea is a Family owned village with 50 years experience developing and operating Retirement Villages on the Sunshine Coast. • Come to EdenLea and live in a friendly village neighbourhood with other like-minded residents and caring staff.

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Lifestyle, Layout, Location & All On The One Level

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This spacious, low maintenance home is located close to the heart of Nambour, offering a number of features suited to a growing family. • 4 Bedrooms with built ins, 2 bathrooms • Newly replaced carpets and roof • Country style kitchen with plenty of cupboard space • Separate lounge room and dining • Covered outdoor entertaining area with peaceful setting • Downstairs Workshop • Single lockup garage with room for 2 cars • Side access to accommodate a boat or caravan INSPECT Contact agent to arrange inspection FIRST NATIONAL CAROLANS NAMBOUR 5441 1344 KATHY MULHERON 0481 313 336 WEB www.carolans.net

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The Team at Riddell Real Estate thank you for your business and continued support throughout 2017

We wish you all a Happy, Safe Christmas and a healthy and happy 2018 Our office will be closed 23rd December ’17 – re opening Tuesday 2nd January 2018 NAMBOUR: 3/29-31 COURT RD. “NEW LISTING” 1 bedroom unit in complex of 5. Single carport, back court yard. Quiet area – good position.

PANORAMIC VIEWS Taking in views of the ocean, valley below and city skyline, this home would accommodate a growing family with its six bedrooms and three bathrooms, across three elevated levels. You will love the outdoor decks. The home is located in a quiet cul-de-sac close to schools, shops and Mooloolaba Beach. The upper level of the home features the main bedroom with ensuite. There are three other bedrooms all with great outlooks. As a bonus there is a studio room which could also be used as a home office. The kitchen features stone benchtops, glass splashbacks, dishwasher, Blanco appliances and a handy servery to the main deck. Also there is an internal access to the remote double lock-up garage. The lower level boasts a living area, media room and deck.

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OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 $189,000

located 2bed, 1bath, 1car. Unit is a must see for Investors or 1st Home Buyers

OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 $289,000

WOOMBYE: 12 HORIZONS WAY. “NEW DUPLEX” $469,500 & $459,500 WOOMBYE: 13 HORIZONS WAY. “BRAND NEW” Stylish design - family home.

OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 $649,000

Auction on site Saturday, December 16 @ 12 noon

WOOMBYE: 10 McCLINTOCK PL. “ WALK TO WOOMBYE”

OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 MID $400,000S

First National Coastal 5444 0800

BURNSIDE: 42 TRAMLINE RISE DR. 4brm, 2bath family home. Spacious open

Shane Dawes 0411 302 925

DIDDILLIBAH: 11 ROSEMARIE DR. “STYLISH, DUAL LIVING SUITABLE”

WOOMBYE: U 3.29 BLACKALL STREET. “Best priced unit in Town” This centrally 2 BUNYARRA COURT, BUDERIM 6 bed, 3 bath, 2 car

4brm, 2bath, 2car – Neat & Tidy. Investing, Dowsizing, Retiring. Elevated position.

plan living, entertaining area, rural views. Builders Warranty.

4brms. 430sqm u/roof. Ig pool, large entertaining decks. Super quality & value.

WEST WOOMBYE: 307 BLACKALL RANGE RD. “PRIVATE ACREAGE” Quality property, 4brms, 2bath, 7car – (Sheds) dam & more. 4acres, private lifestyle.

OPEN SAT. 12-12.40 $488,000 OPEN SAT. 12-12.40 OPEN SAT. 2-2.40 $$ VALUE ACREAGE

Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 | Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 | John Pyne 0418 710 209 | Virginia Brown 0400 763 837 | BJ Fullarton 0413 301 579

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“Thanking all our clients and local supporters, have a great festive season and a safe holiday!!” OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 24th December and Re-Opens 15th January 2018 For any urgent enquiries or appraisals bookings please contact our mobile numbers below Paul Ciseau 0411 662 738 Craig Barnby 0427 533 731 Sandra Barnby 0438 344 325

INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY 11 HONEY SUCKLE COURT, BUDERIM

Investors will be interested in this opportunity to purchase a home with a granny flat, or dual-key investment. It is perfectly positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac in Buderim and is walking distance from the University of the Sunshine Coast, schools and shops. The home is air-conditioned and features an open plan. There is an outdoor alfresco area, side access and a fully-fenced yard. The larger residence features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two car accommodation. It is leased for $440 per week. The second space features two bedrooms, one bathroom and one car space and is rented for $330 per week.

5 bed, 3 bath, 3 car $699,000 Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Steve Turner 0412 679 488

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Pristine Prestige Picturesque views, wide open space and prestige living are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy at 50 Wilguy Cr, Buderim. The property’s unique personality creates a charmingly homely feel that separates itself from all other properties in the neighbourhood. The main living area is the focal point of the home with vast windows and soaring ceilings.

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View Saturday 16th December 12.00-12.30pm buderim.harcourts.com.au/QB3225

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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY...

6 Golf Street Buderim Private, Prestigious and Perfectly Positioned • • • •

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Impeccably renovated and positioned in one of Buderim’s premier locales Architectural flair with enormous vaulted ceilings & extensive use of natural light Ideal orientation with magnificent north east views from Coolum to Mooloolaba Perfect for the discerning buyer with an eye for quality and a desire for the ultimate in privacy

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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

BEACHSIDE WURTULLA 617 Nicklin Way, WURTULLA AUCTION Saturday 16th December 2017 On-Site 1:30pm 4

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VIEW Thursday 14th December 4:00-4:30pm Friday 15th December 4:00-4:30pm Saturday 16th December 1:00pm-1:30pm CONTACT Grant Cheatham 0497 845 598

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BRAND NEW IN ALEX

ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 4 Leo Crescent Imagine your new lifestyle, living just two streets from the beautiful Alex beach; positioned in the tightly held Golden Triangle, only 300m to the picturesque patrolled beach and cafĂŠs. With 361m2 under roof, this superbly appointed brand new home has been built with the utmost quality. Set over three levels with a lift, incorporating three living areas, intercom, six zone ducted refrigerated air-conditioning, concrete and block construction. Act now to avoid missing out on this spectacular opportunity.

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Prestigious Jorl Court Frontage BUDERIM 46 Jorl Court • 17m Good Size Frontage, Level Land • Surrounded By $1,000,000+ Properties • Walk To Schools & University • Plans For 45sq French Provincial Home Available • 601m² Traditional Allotment

A Commanded Court With A Parkland Backdrop

FOR SALE Marketed At $429,000

• Four Bedrooms With Built-ins • Ducted Air-Conditioning Throughout • New Carpets & Paint Throughout • Large Alfresco Entertainment Area • 930m² Fully Fenced Elevated Allotment

BUDERIM 11 Brianna Close

AGENT Grant Smith & Jacqui Dell 0410 21 21 21

Building & Pest Reports Available Upon Request

VIEW Saturday 16th December 12:00pm-12:30pm AUCTION On-Site Saturday 20th January 12:30pm AGENT Grant Smith & Jacqui Dell 0410 21 21 21

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This Is Your Opportunity To Purchase Into An Elite Buderim Location

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Mortgagee Exercising Power Of Sale TANAWHA 1 Forest Oak Court • Four Bedrooms, Three With Built-ins • Master With Ensuite & Walk-in Robe • Split Level Pavilion Style Home, Two Separate Living • In-Ground Concrete Pool, Large Covered Deck • 4,024m² Fully Fenced Acre Allotment Filled With Potential And Ready To Renovate!

VIEW Saturday 9th December 9:30am-10:00am AUCTION On-Site Saturday 16th December 10:00am AGENT Grant Smith & Jacqui Dell 0410 21 21 21

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PRESTIGIOUS NORTH FACING WATERFRONT SANCTUARY – MAGNIFICENT MINYAMA 12 Cypress Court, Minyama Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of what waterfront living has to offer in this magnificent Blue Chip Minyama residence. Showcasing picturesque water views, this sophisticated and stylish North facing abode offers the ultimate unparalleled coastal lifestyle. Sail the Pacific Ocean with direct unimpeded deepwater access from your private pontoon. Perfectly positioned in an exclusive cul-de-sac and surrounded by prestigious architectural homes. This lovely family residence showcasing light filled open plan interiors, a desirable floorplan and multiple living zones is a must to inspect. Opportunities in this highly sought after address are rarely offered to the market. For the astute buyer looking for location, growth and an elite lifestyle, secure your piece of waterfront paradise today - call Karen, Jean or Suzanne!

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Unimpeded ocean access Expansive blue water views Private pontoon Moments to the Pacific Ocean Approx 19mtr North facing frontage 798m2 prime waterfront land Minutes to Mooloolah Rivermouth Sparkling in-ground pool

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STUNNING PENTHOUSE STYLE LIVING - 4 MINS TO 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. View the link below 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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Seasons Greetings from

ALAN RILEY

I’m very grateful to all my clients and extremely proud to have finished out 2017 as the #1 agent for volume of sales in Minyama & on Mooloolaba waterfront.

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Because there’s always an abundance of buyers over the Christmas/NYE period, I will be working through this time and available to talk at any stage. If you’re thinking of a move in 2018, talk to the agent consistently achieving record results!

Alan Riley 0422 723 719 ariley@nextpropertygroup.com.au

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AUCTION SPACIOUS, AIRY & FAMILY FRIENDLY ON CURRIMUNDI LAKESIDE 4

3 Croton Place, Currimundi Looking for a spacious and lovely, airy 4 bedroom, ensuited home with so much more on offer? Look no further than 3 Croton Place. Perfect North facing aspect & elevated wide street frontage, on a level 632m2 low maintenance block. Situated at the end of a quiet culde-sac. A family friendly neighbourhood so close to schools, shopping & the new University Hospital precinct.

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11 Cootamundra Drive, Mountain Creek An incredible opportunity to own your very own East facing waterfront family home with direct ocean access and unparalleled views. This lovely renovated residence offers the ultimate combination of location and an idyllic coastal lifestyle. Perfectly positioned and within minutes to schools, shops, Mooloolaba beach, restaurants and more, this piece of paradise could be yours for under $1 million!

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interland locals Steven and Kate Pilcher have launched their boutique estate, Maroo Pocket. This is a one-of-a-kind development situated in the pea-green hills of Dulong, sandwiched between Mapleton and Nambour. “We love where we live,” Mrs Pilcher says. “We can be riding horses along secluded bush tracks in Mapleton and by the afternoon eating fish and chips at Mudjimba.” Lots range in size from one-and-a-half to three acres. There is usable land fringed by the translucent Platypus Creek to elevated blocks

that peer down on the surrounding Dulong Valley. “With monolithic fig trees, swathes of green grass and the charming Platypus Creek that skirts the estate – it’s hard not to fall in love with this hidden valley,’’ she adds.

198-218 DULONG ROAD, DULONG Acreage lots Lot prices starting from $325,000 Roger Loughnan Real Estate 5478 5288

OWNER HAS VACATED – DON’T MISS THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY! 21/3 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina Awe inspiring views are captured from every window of this stunning 10th floor Point Cartwright apartment. The large North facing entertainment balcony has a sweeping vista from the marina up the coastline to Noosa while the rear balcony showcases the magnificent Buddina beach. The passing parade of boats, migrating whales and the neverending swell of the ocean offers infinite visual interest. Call Karen or Ingrid to inspect today.

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UPCOMING AUCTIONS Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days: 26 ILUMBA STREET, BUDDINA Auction on site Tuesday, December 19 @ 5pm The Property League 5476 3579 Darren Rix 0416 188 259 6 GOLF STREET, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, December 16 @ 4pm Belle Property Buderim 5445 6722 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257 Brendan Southey 0417 633 035

72 NYES CRESCENT, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, December 16 @ 12.30pm Century 21 Grant Smith Property 5445 8505 Grant Smith and Jacqui Dell 0410 21 21 21

11 COOTAMUNDRA DRIVE, MOUNTAIN CREEK Auction on site Saturday, December 16 @ 11am Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526

13 COOBA CLOSE, BUDERIM Passed in / 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car Belle Property Buderim 5445 6722 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257 Brendan Southey 0417 633 035

8 RAINFOREST SANCTUARY DRIVE, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, December 16 @ 11.30am Century 21 Grant Smith Property 5445 8505 Grant Smith and Jacqui Dell 0410 21 21 21

1 FOREST OAK COURT, TANAWHA Auction on site Saturday, December 16 @ 10am Century 21 Grant Smith Property 5445 8505 Grant Smith and Jacqui Dell 0410 21 21 21

25 GLASSHOUSE VIEW COURT, BUDERIM SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car McGrath Buderim 5450 8000 Gail Robertson 0421 634 106

33-37 TURNBULL PLACE, TANAWHA Auction on site Saturday, December 16 @ 12pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Craig Porter 0411 554 880

14 GLENEAGLE COURT, BUDERIM Passed in / 4 bed, 3 bath, 4 car Next Property Group, 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526

3 CROTON PLACE, CURRIMUNDI Auction on site Saturday, December 16 @ 1pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Stephen McMillan 0405 175 162

173 OCEANIC DRIVE, WARANA Auction on site Saturday, December 16 @ 11am Local Agent Stuart Border 0414 349 424 Jaryd Hunter 0431 263 098 2 TAMALA STREET, WARANA Auction on site Saturday, December 16 @ 3pm Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Steve Turner 0412 679 488

AUCTION RESULTS The easiest way to check out the latest auction results. 2 KAWANA STREET, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Passed in at $1,280,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Leading Realty Lee Sutherland 0499 99 33 11 Grant Cheatham 0497 845 598

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TV GUIDE

SEVEN (CH6)

NINE (CH5)

WIN (CH8)

SBS (CH3)

6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Simply Nigella: Christmas Special. 8.30 Endeavour. (M) An artist dies in a house fire. 10.05 Planet America.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens Summer. 8.30 MOVIE Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. (2012) (PG) Josh Hutcherson. A man searches for his missing grandfather. 10.30 The Windsors. (M)

6pm Nine News. 6.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. Australia v England. Day 2. Night session. 8.00 Forged In Fire. (M) 9.05 MOVIE Mission: Impossible II. (2000) (M) Tom Cruise. A special agent must find a deadly virus. 11.30 Fugitive: Black Ops. (M)

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room: Summer Edition. (PG) 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. 9.30 Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live At The Apollo. (PG) 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Food Safari. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 The Churchills: The Choice. Part 1 of 3. 8.30 MOVIE Full Metal Jacket. (1987) (MA15+) Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin. A group of US Marines go through training. 10.40 Six. (MA15+)

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6.30pm A Taste Of Landline. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Victoria. (PG) 8.20 Father Brown. (PG) Father Brown gets involved with a crazy comedian. 9.05 Broadchurch. (M) 9.55 Last Tango In Halifax. (PG)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Pan. (2015) (PG) Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund. An orphan is kidnapped by pirates. 9.30 NSW Schools Spectacular. Coverage of the Schools Spectacular from the Qudos Bank Arena, in Sydney’s Olympic Park.

6pm Nine News. 6.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. Australia v England. Day 3. Night session. 8.00 Forged In Fire. (M) 9.05 MOVIE Mission: Impossible III. (2006) (M) Tom Cruise. A secret agent comes out of retirement. 11.35 Person Of Interest. (M)

6pm Jamie’s Super Food. 7.00 David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities. 7.30 Attenborough’s Great Natural Wonders Of The World. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) The daughters of a writer fear for him. 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 48 Hours. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 The Vietnam War: Hell Come To Earth. South Vietnam is in chaos. 9.30 Gadget Man: SelfImprovement. Presented by Richard Ayoade. 10.00 Soccer. EPL. Leicester City v Crystal Palace. From King Power Stadium, Leicester, England.

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6.10pm Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall Christmas. (PG) 7.00 ABC News Sunday. 7.40 Joanna Lumley’s India. (PG) 8.30 Midsomer Murders. (M) A young man is found murdered. 10.00 Father Brown: Christmas Special. (PG) 10.55 The Code. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Sunday Night. Current affairs program, hosted by Melissa Doyle. 8.00 Carols In The Domain. Coverage of Carols In The Domain from Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. 10.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys. (M) Agnes refuses to put up a Christmas tree.

6pm Nine News. 6.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. Australia v England. Day 4. 8.00 60 Minutes. 9.00 MOVIE American Sniper. (2014) (MA15+) Bradley Cooper. A US Navy SEAL struggles to leave the war behind him. 11.40 House. (M)

6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 Jamie’s Cracking Christmas. 7.30 Bull. A girl hires Bull to help divorce her parents. 8.30 Wisdom Of The Crowd. A cyber-criminal attacks Sophe. 10.30 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) The team searches for a missing truck. 11.30 48 Hours: Buried Truth. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Raising Pompeii. (M) 8.30 Barbie The Most Famous Doll In The World. Mary Portas looks at the Barbie doll. 9.30 Monty Python Live: One Down, Five To Go. (M) A performance by the Monty Python team.

MONDAY

6.10pm Grand Designs. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Back Roads: Oodnadatta Pt 2. (PG) Presented by Heather Ewart. 8.30 Foreign Correspondent. Stories from international correspondents. 9.00 Q&A. Hosted by Virginia Trioli. 10.05 Catching A Killer. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (M) Several women go missing in Virginia. 9.30 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. (M) 10.30 MOVIE Bad Santa. (2003) (MA15+)

6pm Nine News. 6.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. Australia v England. Day 5. Night session. 8.00 To Be Advised. 9.00 MOVIE Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. (2011) (M) 11.40 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 All-Star Family Feud. (PG) Hosted by Grant Denyer. 8.30 MOVIE Good Will Hunting. (1997) (M) Matt Damon, Robin Williams. A maths genius is ordered to attend therapy. 11.10 The Project.

6pm Food Safari. 6.30 News. 7.30 River Cottage Australia. (PG) 8.30 Michael Mosley Vs E-Cigarettes. (PG) A look at the issue of e-cigarettes. 9.30 24 Hours In Emergency: Lost And Found. (M) 10.30 SBS News.

TUESDAY

6.10pm Grand Designs: House Of The Year. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Screen Time. 8.30 The Book Club: 5 Of The Best. Presented by Jennifer Byrne. 9.30 Plumpton High Babies Ten Years On. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Border Patrol. (PG) 8.00 Air Rescue. (PG) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (M) The team works in Austin. 9.30 The Grand Tour. (M) The hosts recount their central European road trip.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Meet The Parents. (2000) (M) Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller. A man meets his girlfriend’s family. 10.40 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 11.40 Cold Case. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers. From Spotless Stadium, Sydney. 10.10 Bull. (M) A skydiving parachute is sabotaged. 11.00 The Project.

6pm Food Safari. 6.30 News. 7.30 Queen Victoria’s Children: A Domestic Tyrant. (PG) 8.40 Princess Diana’s Wicked Stepmother. Documents Diana’s relationship with her stepmother. 9.40 Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World. (M)

WEDNESDAY

6.10pm Grand Designs: House Of The Year. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI: Christmas Special. (PG) 8.30 The Yearly With Charlie Pickering. Takes a look back at 2017. 9.30 Tinsel, Tears And Turkeys. (PG)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Border Patrol. (PG) 7.30 The Greatest Christmas Gifts Ever. (PG) 8.45 MOVIE My Best Friend’s Wedding. (1997) (PG) Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz. A woman woos her best friend.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Voice Kids UK. (PG) 9.00 George Michael: Freedom. (M) Takes a look at the life of the late, great English singer-songwriter George Michael. 11.00 Mom. (M) 11.30 Movie Juice.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars. From the Gabba, Brisbane. 10.10 Todd Sampson’s Body Hack: Mixed Martial Arts Fighter. (M) Presented by Todd Sampson. 11.00 The Project.

6pm Food Safari. 6.30 News. 7.30 Operation Gold Rush With Dan Snow. 8.30 What Makes A Psychopath? An exploration of the psychopathic mind. 9.30 Vikings. 10.30 Berlin Station. (MA15+)

7pm ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 To Be Advised. 8.30 Call The Midwife. (M) A dockworker’s wife faces a difficult decision. 9.30 Delicious. (M) 10.20 The Halcyon. (PG)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 News. 7.00 Border Patrol. (PG) 7.30 Santa Makes You Laugh Out Loud. (PG) 8.30 World’s Deadliest Weather: Caught On Camera. (PG) A tornado tosses 8m-long trucks in Texas. 9.30 The Grand Tour. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Great Getaways. (PG) Catriona heads to Dubai. 8.30 World’s Best Commercials. (PG) Holiday commercials from around the world. 9.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 Pompidou. (PG)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades. From Blundstone Arena, Hobart. 10.10 Blue Bloods. (M) 11.00 The Project.

6pm Food Safari. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. 8.05 Food Safari Earth. 8.40 River Cottage Australia. (PG) Paul West slaughters his first goat. 9.35 Chance. (MA15+) 10.30 Ride Upon The Storm.

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7.05pm Ben And Holly. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Hard Quiz. 8.30 Gruen XL. (M) 9.15 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. (M) 9.45 Episodes. 10.45 Buzzcocks. 11.15 The Office. 11.35 30 Rock.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 The Indian Doctor. (PG) 8.30 Selling Houses Australia. 10.30 To Build Or Not To Build. 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

7.20pm MOVIE Police Academy 6: City Under Siege. (1989) (PG) 9.00 MOVIE A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas. (2011) (MA15+) 10.45 MOVIE That’s My Boy. (2012) (MA15+)

7.30pm MOVIE Jingle All The Way. (1996) (PG) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad. 9.15 MOVIE The Family Man. (2000) (M) Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni. 11.45 WWE Smackdown. (MA15+)

6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 Are You Being Served? 7.30 Clash Of The Collectables. 8.30 The Brokenwood Mysteries.

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. 7.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 10.30 MOVIE Blood Out. (2011) (MA15+) Luke Goss, Val Kilmer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Raymond. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE You Again. (2010) (PG) Kristen Bell. 10.40 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. (C) 11.40 James Corden.

SATURDAY

7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Live At The Apollo. 9.15 Comedy Next Gen. 10.15 GameFace. 10.40 Inside Amy Schumer.

6.30pm For The Love Of Dogs. (PG) 7.30 The Yorkshire Vet. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 10.30 Escape To The Continent. 11.45 Life On The Edge. (PG)

6pm Hardliners. 6.30 Wicked Tuna. 7.30 MOVIE Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow. (1994) (PG) 9.10 MOVIE Resident Evil: Extinction. (2007) (MA15+) 11.10 Outback Truckers.

7.30pm MOVIE Elf. (2003) (G) Will Ferrell, James Caan. 9.30 MOVIE Surviving Christmas. (2004) (M) Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini. 11.30 Balls Of Steel Australia. (MA15+)

6pm Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. Australia v England. Day 3. Evening session. 6.30 MOVIE Philadelphia. (1993) (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Primal Fear. (1996) (MA15+)

6pm Football: Just For Kicks. 6.40 Soccer. A-League. Round 11. Central Coast Mariners v Western Sydney Wanderers. 9.00 David Att’s Planet Earth. (PG) 10.00 Homicide: Hours To Kill.

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 The Loop Summer Series. (PG) 9.00 Miniseries: Sherlock Holmes: Incident At Victoria Falls. (M) 11.00 Will & Grace. (PG) 11.30 Everybody Loves Raymond.

SUNDAY

7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. 8.45 Dara O’Briain: Crowd Tickler. 9.40 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.

6.30pm For The Love Of Dogs. 7.00 Dog Patrol. 7.30 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 Border Security: Int. (PG) 9.00 Brit Cops. (MA15+) 10.00 Cities Of The Underworld. (PG)

6pm Seinfeld. (PG) 6.30 Storage Wars. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Executive Decision. (1996) (M) Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry. 11.15 Ink Master. (M) 12.15am Storage Wars. (PG)

7.30pm MOVIE Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone. (2001) (PG) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson. 10.40 Ghost Town Gold. (PG) 11.40 Two And A Half Men. (PG)

6pm Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. Australia v England. Day 4. Evening session. 6.30 Weather Gone Viral. 7.30 Polar Bear Spy On The Ice. 8.30 Jack Taylor. (MA15+) 10.30 Westside.

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Scorpion. 7.30 David Att’s Planet Earth. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Backyard Ashes. (2013) (M) 10.30 Car Crash Global: Caught On Camera.

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Raymond. (PG) 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.30 Cram! (PG) 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. 9.30 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 10.30 Will & Grace. (PG)

MONDAY

7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Upper Middle Bogan. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 GameFace. 9.55 Inside Amy Schumer. 10.15 Buzzcocks.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Cold Feet. (M) 8.30 Inspector Morse. (PG) 10.30 Citizen Khan. (PG) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6.30pm Baggage Battles. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 8.30 World’s Toughest Cops. (M) 9.30 World’s Angriest. (M) 10.30 Ax Men. (M) 11.30 American Hoggers. (M) 12am Pawn Stars. (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets. (2002) (PG) Daniel Radcliffe. 10.45 MOVIE Red Hill. (2010) (MA15+)

6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 Are You Being Served? 7.30 Airport Security Colombia. 8.30 Airport 24/7: Miami. 9.30 Cops UK: Body Cam Squad.

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. 7.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 10.30 Elementary. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 Medium. (M) 11.30 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (M)

TUESDAY

7.20pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Ronny Chieng: Int Student. 8.30 Ronny Chieng: Int Student. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 Kiki And Kitty.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Craziest Christmas Lights. 8.30 Inspector Morse. (M) 10.30 Terror In The Skies. (PG) 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6.30pm Baggage Battles. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Strip N’ Rip. (PG) 8.30 Counting Cars. (PG) 9.30 Inside West Coast Customs. (PG) 10.30 Motorway Patrol. 11.00 World’s Most Amazing Videos.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban. (2004) (PG) Daniel Radcliffe. 10.15 MOVIE Beautiful Creatures. (2013) (M)

6pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 Are You Being Served? (PG) 7.30 New Tricks. (PG) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.50 Cold Case. (M) 11.50 Heartbeat. (PG)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers. 7.30 48 Hours. 8.30 Homicide: Hours To Kill. (M) 9.30 48 Hours. (M) 10.30 Highlander.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Raymond. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Deck The Halls. (2006) (PG) 10.25 Jumanji Behind The Scenes. 10.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 11.30 James Corden.

WEDNESDAY

7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Stop Laughing… This Is Serious. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 Catastrophe. 9.55 Catastrophe. 10.25 Buzzcocks.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Keeping Up Appearances. 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (M) 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 Bargain Hunt.

6.30pm Baggage Battles. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Cops. (PG) 8.30 American Restoration. (PG) 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 10.30 Pawn Stars Australia. 11.30 Hardcore Pawn.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. (2005) (PG) Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson. 10.30 MOVIE Priest. (2011) (M) Paul Bettany, Karl Urban.

6pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 Are You Being Served? (PG) 7.30 Waking The Dead. (M) 8.40 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 10.40 Silent Witness. (MA15+) 11.50 Waking The Dead. (M)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars. 7.30 Tiger: Spy In The Jungle. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Coach Carter. (2005) (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Raymond. 7.30 Will & Grace. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. 9.30 Summer Stand-Up: The Stevenson Experience.

THURSDAY

DIGITAL CHOICE

7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 The Ex-PM. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 The IT Crowd. 9.55 Murder In Successville. 10.25 Buzzcocks. 10.55 The Office.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Kingdom. (PG) 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 9.30 Houdini & Doyle. (M) 10.30 Catch Phrase. 11.15 Bargain Hunt.

6.30pm American Restoration. 7.00 World’s Craziest Fools. 7.30 Hardcore Pawn. 8.00 Family Guy. 9.00 American Dad! 10.00 MOVIE Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans. (2009) (MA15+)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Survivor: Heroes V Healers V Hustlers. (PG) 10.30 WWE Raw. (MA15+) 11.30 Total Divas. (M)

6pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 Are You Being Served? 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 DCI Banks. (MA15+) 9.40 Lynda La Plante’s Trial & Retribution. (M)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Big Bash League. Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades. 7.30 Car Crash Global: Caught On Camera. 8.30 MOVIE Game Of Death. (2010) (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 9.00 Sex And The City. (M) 11.30 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (M)

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