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With the start of the new school year still a few weeks away, chances are parents are looking for new ways to keep the kids entertained. Look no further than The Ginger Factory. The young, and young at heart, will love riding the ginger train and taking a trip on the Overboard boat. You’ll have a great time! We have two Family Super Passes to give away.
FROM THE EDITOR
t last count, my three-year-old had more than 100 books. What can I say, I love the written word and it’s a passion that I’ve passed on to my son. As a child, I preferred reading to playing sport and was a regular at the small-town library. Today, I am lucky enough to have a large collection of books – old and new. They line the ceiling-to-floor bookshelf that spans the wall of my office, there is a stack next to the couch and an ever-growing pile on my bedside table. They are my prized possessions and I recognise how lucky I am to be able to enjoy the English language. Australia’s rate of illiteracy is alarming. Around 43 per cent of Australians – or 7.3 million people – have a below-proficiency level of literacy. This in turn makes one in three people vulnerable to unemployment and social exclusion. It’s a topic that journalist Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane explores in this week’s feature story on page 14, where she speaks with author Jackie French. Meanwhile, fellow author and acclaimed journalist Mike Willesee graces the cover of our first edition of 2018. Mr Willesee has been an inspiration to many of us here at MWP and to feature him in this week’s profile story is an honour. From his reporting days as a war correspondent to his recent cancer battle, Mr Willesee opens up about his amazing life. Have a great week.
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The first Queensland Air Museum Engines Alive day for the new year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Aircraft engines will run throughout the day, which is sure to impress aviation buffs. There will be WWII Jeep rides, coffee and food, plus music and entertainment. All of the QAM displays – a collection more than 40 years in the making – will be on display. We have two family passes to give away to the January 13 event.
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THE GOOD FIGHT Where do you live? Palmwoods.
Best day in your life? Today.
First job? At the age of 12 my inner entrepreneur kicked in and I started my first business, a car wash at the service station up the end of our street. I charged 10 cents a car, and while that doesn’t sound like much I was able to buy a huge lunch for the same amount, and had change left over.
Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point and why? In the early days of 1990 I was churning through the last of my capital from an earlier business sale and was turning down employment because I felt this very clear calling to only do work that served the universe (I know – crazy idealism). After a particularly difficult night of wrestling with my conscience, I swore I’d rather live on the street than fail at my goal. The next morning the phone rang and I was offered a contract teaching youth at risk. From that day to this I have never felt unsupported in my vision of doing good and doing well.
What are you currently working on? Personally, myself, and it’s likely to take a while. Professionally, a strategic plan to guide Compass over the coming years. Your family includes… My definition of family is extensive so it entails a huge group of wonderful people and cute animals too numerous to list. First car? An old Zephyr I bought for $20 from my girlfriend’s father. I was only 16 so driving was restricted to the paddock and some local dirt roads when no one was looking. Favourite book? There have been defining books at various stages. Shakespeare, Dickens and the other early classics, The Lord of the Rings, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Art of War, The Spirit Level, Lives of Master Swordsmen… too many.
“I’m in the somewhat unique position that people pay me to beat them up”
What are you reading now? As is usually the case I have three books on the go – Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari, Seeing what Others Don’t by Gary Klein and Principles by Ray Dalio.
Favourite song? Who Put The Bomp by Barry Mann.
BIO David Dangerfield is a Kenshinryu Aikido chief instructor. In 2003 he founded The Compass Institute, Australia’s first accredited disability service based on the principles of Japanese Budo. Mr Dangerfield loves walks on the beach and classic motorbikes, travel, good food and wine. Mr Dangerfield is a very curious person who is always reading and wanting to learn about new things and old.
Best advice you’ve been given? My Uncle Harold said, “assume every other road user is an idiot” and my grandfather said, “you have the power to create the future of your choice”.
Your greatest regret? Life’s too short for them. What achievement are you most proud of? Happy and healthy children who have grown to adulthood, the amazing Compass Institute and of course Kenshinryu. You are happiest when? I’m under enormous pressure and I come through.
What frustrates you the most? The simple fact that there are sufficient resources and money in this world – ample to support every person’s needs – but they are hoarded by the few to the detriment of the rest. Read The Spirit Level. How do you deal with your frustrations? Well I’m in the somewhat unique position that people pay me to beat them up five nights a week. If you could tell your 18-year-old self anything what would it be? Never sleep! Life’s too wonderful to miss a minute. Tea or coffee? Coffee – it supports the above goal.
What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? The Spit at Mooloolaba
NRL or AFL? What’s AFL?
If you could change one thing on the Sunshine Coast, what would it be? Flights out heading north.
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Meaning: To have an exaggerated sense of self-importance or value; to be conceited. Origin: This phrase dates back to 1904. It became increasingly popular into the 1920s and ’30s. The original reference of the word ‘ticket’ is believed to refer to betting tickets.
1937 – Cricketers Jack Fingleton and Don Bradman make a record sixth-wicket stand of 346. 1939 – Aviation pioneer Ameila Earhart was declared dead after disappearing on July 2, 1937. 2016 – Indian schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade becomes the first batsman to score more than 1000 runs in a single innings.
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WORD TO THE WISE While educators urge parents to read to their children, millions of Australian adults struggle to achieve basic levels of literacy. My Weekly Preview looks at why, and what’s being done about it. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
“One in three Australians have literacy skills low enough to make them vulnerable to unemployment and social exclusion”
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school, I would regularly get a ruler across the hands because my work was untidy, or my spelling was atrocious. “There were teachers that assumed I was being lazy because I was an intelligent student and others who were angry that I was wasting their time. Luckily, others readily accepted my erratic handwriting and
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rolific author Jackie French has written more than 200 books, but when she was in primary school, undiagnosed dyslexia meant she struggled to read simple picture books. It is this personal struggle that led her to become a passionate advocate for literacy, particularly among children. Literacy is defined as the ability to connect the things you hear and speak about with written text, and to think critically about them. Ms French is now a patron to many foundations, including SPELD Queensland and Youth Educational Support Services (YESS). But she admits it wasn’t until a few months ago that she began to reflect on how much dyslexia affected her school years and her ability to fit into a uniform learning model. “Until recently, I would protest to everyone that my dyslexia has never been a major problem, and then hearing the stories from kids, particularly where kids write in about what it’s like to be dyslexic, it has made me remember how hard it was,” she tells My Weekly Preview. “I could read and write before I went to school, thanks to the guidance of my great-grandmother, who was always reading to me. But I couldn’t read single words on the board. I could tell stories, but when it came to arithmetic, I would transpose numbers and found spelling incredibly difficult. After my first two years of primary
she battles with to this day – she has to send her work to somebody for correction before it goes off to the publishers or up on social media, which she has only recently started using. “I am embarrassed by that, because people do judge you for that,” she says. “People think you are stupid if you cannot
“I can’t tell you how lucky I was that I never had my confidence eroded. But there are so many dyslexic kids out there who have had their confidence destroyed” Jackie French
inability to spell and saw that I had strengths in other areas.” Ms French says when she approached Year 12, she thought her challenges would exclude her from university, but an understanding entry examination professor gave her 100 per cent on the oral German language exam, a prerequisite for university entry at the time. This meant she was able to pass despite losing half a mark for every spelling error in the written portion and go on to obtain a university scholarship. Ms French says dyslexia is something
spell correctly, and I [have thought that] too. It’s natural to think that. “I can’t tell you how lucky I was that I never had my confidence eroded. I knew I wasn’t careless. No one said I was stupid. I daydreamed a lot, but it wasn’t as if I wasn’t trying. But there are so many dyslexic kids out there who have had their confidence destroyed. “Once you teach a kid that they are stupid, it is impossible to ever eradicate that; it’s going to be that ghost whispering in their ear for the rest of their life. Those early years
of a child’s life are so very important – teach them to be secure, learn resilience and learn confidence, because if this is destroyed in those early years, it can never be repaired.” Ms French says just one in five of the children who struggle with reading, spelling and literacy in Australia have dyslexia, and that it is more important than ever for the government and schools to begin to focus on programs that will ensure none of these children are left behind in the education system. The OECD’s Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies surveyed a sample of Australians from 15 to 74 years of age in 2013 and rated them on a scale of one to five for their literacy skills, with Level 3 meaning the person was considered proficient. According to the results, which were adopted by the Australia Bureau of Statistics, around 3.7 per cent of Australians, or 620,000 people, had literacy skills below Level 1, the lowest on the scale. A further 1.7 million (10 per cent) were at a Level 1 and five million (30 per cent) were at Level 2. This means 43.7 per cent of Australians, around 7.3 million people, had a belowproficiency level of literacy. What worries experts is that this means one in three Australians have literacy skills low enough to make them vulnerable to unemployment and social exclusion, which myweeklypreview.com.au
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can mean they are increasingly at a disadvantage in a society where emerging jobs require a high level of literacy. University of the Sunshine Coast School of Education Professor Emeritus Merv Hyde says jobs that once were less reliant on a literate workforce now need workers to be able to fill out occupational health and safety forms, drivers license applications, use computers and read and comprehend important documents. “Even agriculture and industrial careers, where you traditionally didn’t need high-level literacy skills, are increasingly requiring people to be able to decode text and symbols,” he says. “Early failure in literacy or numeracy as children progress through school often reaches a point where they leave, often early, without the tools they need.” Dr Hyde says studies over the past 30 years on what causes poor literacy have considered a range of variables, including gender and whether English is a second language, but those are “relatively minor influences”. “When you look at rural-urban studies, you see the massive correlation with literacy is poverty. If you come from a poor family and you live in a poor community, your chances of having literacy problems go through the roof,” he says. “It might be lack of time for the parents to spend with their kids as they are working multiple jobs, or they might be illiterate themselves. There have been studies that map socio-economic status by postcodes and there is an almost linear relationship to what literacy levels are like in these communities.” Professor Jack Beetson, a Ngemba man from western New South Wales, says illiteracy is much worse in Aboriginal communities, affecting anywhere between 40 and 80 per cent of indigenous people in some communities. The 2009 Closing the Gap report estimated that literacy and numeracy improvements in the indigenous community would have greater employment returns than for non-indigenous Australians. “The government is talking about a gap… Aboriginal people are talking about a crater
that superman can’t jump over,” says Prof Beetson, who has been actively involved in indigenous education in Australia and internationally for more than 30 years. “You will close nothing unless you actually address the issue of literacy.” Ms French says teaching literacy should be taken as seriously as sports in schools. “Sports teachers are given specialist training and yet our English teachers are given 20 hours of literacy training in their entire degree,” she says. “What we need in the early years of schooling are literacy specialists who can focus on getting every child reading. “Every kid wants to learn to read and we know what works to make sure they do. There is no excuse for our kids to be lagging behind. “There is a pattern that for kids who don’t
Coast councillor Rick Baberowski reads to Jenson Meier in a Story Seat read well or fluently, but are good at arts or sports – they are told to focus on that. But if you can’t read, you won’t be able to sign your contract even if you are called up to the Wallabies in the future.” Ms French says kids who don’t learn to read have poor prospects of getting meaningful employment. “I went to give a talk at a men’s prison in 2015 to encourage the blokes to write to their families, and one gentleman pointed out that you can’t even get a job in a supermarket if you can’t read, so he had resorted to a life of crime instead,” she says. “Reading programs are a heck of a lot cheaper than paying for people to be in prison. This is what we need to get the government to accept.
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“If a school can afford a sports oval, it can afford a good literacy program.” The Sunshine Coast Council has invested in literacy for the community, with the First 5 Forever program targeting the foundations of literacy in infancy and specialised adult literacy classes upskilling older generations. The First 5 Forever program, which was designed by the State Library of Queensland, encourages parents and caregivers to share stories, rhymes, sing, talk and play with children from birth. First 5 Forever speech pathologist Kylie Webb says talking to children under five every day greatly improves their vocabulary, one of the precursors to reading and writing. “Babies and young children learn best by listening and interacting with the important adults in their lives during everyday activities,” Ms Webb says. Sunshine Coast Libraries has recently implemented the Childhood Literacy Seat Project. Ten seats, which are purpose-built and contain colourful storybook images from favourite children’s authors, are being rolled out across the region and encourage families to think of reading as something that can be done in any environment. “The campaign will start during the summer holidays and will include a map inviting families to head on a scavenger hunt to find the seats, take a picture with the seats and share on social media using the hashtag #Storyseat,” a council spokesperson says. Ms French urges parents and grandparents who might not be confident in reading to their young ones to start small, with picture books, and seek out the services of the successful, and free, Adult Literacy Program. Sunshine Coast Libraries Adult Literacy supervisor Tracey Carter says 200 literacy classes were held in the region this year, with 121 students benefiting from 118 volunteer tutors, who put in a whopping 6500 hours.
To find out more about the First 5 Forever or Adult Literacy programs, visit library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
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DRUM YOUR WAY TO IMPROVED WELLBEING If you’ve ever wanted to try drumming or dancing, Sunshine Coast Council’s new Healthy Sunshine Coast Get Out Get Active African dance classes are for you. The dance program, designed for women and girls, caters for all levels of fitness and will start on January 13. Rhythm Culture Sunshine Coast program co-ordinator Bec Mount says African dance is all about moving your body, having fun and learning to hear rhythm. “It incorporates lots of stepping, wide arms, big movements that encourage isolation and patterns within the body,” she says. “These classes are for lovers of dance, music and for those that want a fun workout.” To find out more, visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search for ‘Healthy Sunshine Coast’.
FOR FITNESS SAKE For Fitness Sake is a new virtual event where you can challenge yourself to run, walk, swim or cycle 50 or 100 kilometres in just 10 days, from March 1 to 10. Log your daily kilometres on your personal page and track your progress. Use your smartphone, Fitbit or pedometer to measure your kilometres. For Fitness Sake supports House with No Steps and its early-intervention services to support children aged up to eight years old with a broad range of disabilities and developmental delays. All funds raised will go towards early childhood intervention services. To find out more and to sign up, visit forfitnesssake.com.au.
The University of the Sunshine Coast will spend the next five years undertaking a research program to advance airport pavement technologies and practices across the country. The $2.85 million program is a partnership with the Australian Airports Association, Department of Defence, Perth Airport and Sunshine Coast Council. Further airports are likely to join. USC researcher Dr Greg White, who has been appointed director of the program, says they hope to update technologies and practices to make runway surfaces last longer and incorporate global airport industry and national road engineering innovations into Australian airport pavements.
YOUTH ACTION PLAN The community is invited to have its say on the draft Sunshine Coast Youth Action Plan 2018-2021, which sets out the priority areas to support the region’s young people and youth services. Feedback on the draft plan, endorsed by Sunshine Coast Council, is open until 5pm Elysia Satara, Luke Hine, Leeanne Enoch, Mark Jamieson, Anna Kraschnefski & Ryan McNeilly on February 12. Councillor Smith at the endorsement of the draft plan Jenny McKay says the council connected with 779 young people from all walks of life to create the draft plan. Young people aged 12 to 24 who provide feedback will go in the draw to win one of five $100 JB Hi-Fi vouchers. To read the draft plan and give feedback, visit haveyoursay.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.
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MEDICAL SCIENCE DEGREE ARRIVES ON COAST The University of the Sunshine Coast is set to offer a Bachelor of Medical Science for the first time. The three-year undergraduate degree will provide provisional direct entry into Griffith University’s planned Doctor of Medicine program at the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital at Birtinya. USC moved quickly to deliver this study program following the Federal Government’s announcement that Griffith will open a 50-place medical school at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute, which is part of the hospital complex, in 2019. USC’s Professor Birgit Lohmann says up to 20 places per year will be available in the Griffith medical program.
MAINSTREAM & ME LAUNCHES NEW CAREER PATHS Eight people with intellectual disabilities, aged between 19 and 38, have launched public speaking careers after completing a course through Parent to Parent’s Mainstream and Me Project. Funded by the Federal Government Information, Linkages Cr Greg Rogerson joins the Mainstream and and Capacity Building Grant, the project Me presenters and Parent to Parent’s CEO Jodi empowers members to engage with Wolthers and staff mainstream businesses, local government and community organisations. The participants can now share the workshop material as presenters. Parent to Parent is working with community partners to explore employment opportunities and offer free one-hour diversity and inclusion workshops, which begin this month.
$260,000 MOZZIES ON THE MOVE The recent wet weather may cause an increase in mosquito numbers throughout our region. Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service doctor Shaun Hosein says preventing mosquito bites and being proactive in removing mosquito breeding sites around the home are important to protect against disease-carrying mosquitos. Dr Hosein recommends loose, light-coloured clothing and using insect repellent containing DEET or Picaridin at dawn and dusk if you are outside. Regularly check around your home and tip out any standing water. For more information, visit qld.gov.au/ health and search mosquitos.
There are thousands of reasons for one young Sunshine Coast couple to be excited about diving into 2018 after scratching one of the top prizes of $1000 a week for five years on a $5 Live the Life Instant Scratch-Its ticket. The happy couple in their thirties received the winning Instant ScratchIts ticket as a Christmas gift from a family member, but it wasn’t until several days later that they got around to scratching it. The ticket was purchased at Coolum Beach News and the couple will be able to make their plans for overseas travel and starting a new business a reality, with the win to net them a total of $260,000 over the five years.
USC BRINGS HOME GOLD The University of the Sunshine Coast Spartans are off to an impressive start in preparation for possible selection for the Commonwealth Games after returning from the Queensland Swimming Championships with a haul of medals and two national records. USC finished as the top university swimming club in Queensland and fourth overall. The Spartans came away with 17 gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals. Taylor McKeown won the open women’s 200 metre individual medley and the 200 metre breaststroke. Kaylee McKeown won four gold medals, Lani Pallister claimed three, Daniel Fox won two and Ellie Cole won the multi-class 100 metre backstroke. Mikkayla Sheridan also secured a gold medal, while Chris Raven won the men’s 100 metre butterfly.
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Caloundra paramedic’s brave trek ends in disappointment – but stay tuned. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
hys Greedy has conquered the Kokoda Track and knocked over Kilimanjaro, the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal and France’s Mount Blanc on his extreme fundraising adventures, but it was the Himalayas that proved to be the toughest challenge yet. The Caloundra paramedic set out to climb Mera Peak, the highest trekkable peak in the Himalayas, to raise money for the Queensland Ambulance Service Legacy Foundation, which supports the families of paramedics who pass away, with educational grants for the children who are left behind. As if this wasn’t a big enough goal, Mr Greedy wanted to complete the trek in just 12 days, almost half of the recommended 23 days. This is the third fundraising challenge Mr Greedy has undertaken. It is a passion that was born from his 2009 battle with Hodgkins lymphoma. His health journey inspired him to raise more than $14,000 in 2015, when he climbed Mount Blanc in the Trek Towards a
Cure for Lymphoma Australia. The following year, he raised $21,000 in his Kilimanjaro for the Kids campaign and Mr Greedy set off early last month to complete the Peak for Paramedics. But on November 7 at 5.44am, Mr Greedy says he was “humbled by the Himalayas”. “It was at this point I made the agonising decision to abandon the remaining walk to the summit at 6214 metres, 262 metres short of my goal,” he says. The day before, his hiking partner Kieran Ramsdell had called time on his journey and Mr Greedy had three hours of sleep in a tent covered with frost before waking at 1.30am to attempt the last leg of the journey. “A combination of gale force winds, oxygen intake at 48 per cent, and minus-21 degree temps could only be fought against for so long. Despite my legend of a Sherpa’s best efforts to try and warm my hands, give me pep talks and almost drag me up with the rope we were attached by, with tears in my eyes I conceded defeat,” he says.
“I could literally see the summit, which made the decision a bitter pill to swallow at the time, but for the sake of a few metres, in that environment, the damage to myself could have been a lot more severe.” After talking through the possibility of a chopper evacuation, Mr Greedy decided to walk off the mountain – a journey that took another three days. A medical assessment once he was off the mountain found Mr Greedy had a lung infection and second-degree frostbite to his right big toe. Mr Greedy says how his toe will fare long term is a “to be continued story”, but his campaign was far from a failure. He has raised $11,600 for QAS Legacy, surpassing his $10,000 goal. “Down the track, I will finish what I started,” he says. “I got a nice message from a veteran mountaineer who reminded me it would probably become boring if I was successful every time. I am relatively new to this game and have come to realise there is so much more than just the physicality of it. “There are a huge range of factors to account for when you are in the nastiest part of Mother Nature, but it is all part of the challenge and I haven’t been deterred.” In fact, Mr Greedy will be strapping on the gear again this month, when he travels to Ecuador to climb five consecutive volcanos in 16 days. This is more of a bucket list item and an early 30th birthday present to himself. Mr Greedy says he is already in the “homework stages” of determining what his 2018 fundraising challenge will look like and will announce the trek and the beneficiary in June.
Just over half of the record 302 riders who registered to take on the annual Buderim 9 Challenge managed to cycle over all nine of the town’s toughest hills. The annual event raised $20,000 for Sunshine Coast disability service Choice Passion Life (CPL), which will help to support local children and their families living with cerebral palsy. Marcel Govers, from Singapore, received the prestigious Argon Law perpetual trophy for being the highest fundraiser of the event, raising $1235. Awards were also presented to Tony Williams and vision impaired Dean Cameron, who completed the eight hills on a Tandem bike, and Steve Roscarel of Kunda Park, who completed the course on a BMX. Participants came from around the Sunshine Coast and wider Queensland, with interstate riders from Western Australia to Tasmania and an international contingent from New Zealand and Singapore. Event organiser Greg Paix says this event was bigger and better than ever, with Sunshine-Coast based former champion cyclist Henk Vogels continuing on as the event ambassador and international cyclist Shara Gillow tackling the challenge as part of her preparations for the National Championships. My Weekly Preview is a proud supporter of the Buderim 9 Challenge.
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As we kick off 2018, one of the most positive outcomes we are seeing from our Regional Economic Development Strategy, known as REDS, is higher paid jobs for many of our residents. The Sunshine Coast’s average household income is rising, which is a major goal of REDS and our council. Within four years, we have more than halved the figure we inherited in 2012. Back then, our region was 22 per cent behind the state household income average. That was an unacceptable situation. Although we are now only 10 per cent behind, we have made significant progress and the new companies we are attracting to our region, as part of the seven high-value industries we are targeting as offering the best opportunities to succeed and grow, will help reduce this even further. That’s a really powerful story because putting more money in our residents’ pockets helps them cope with day-to-day life and is a huge boost for our local economy. It shows the inherent value of having a plan for building the economy, taking a collaborative approach and doing so in such a way that delivers real dividends for our community.
Kids aged four to 12 can create sculptural creatures using recycled materials in free workshops at Caloundra Regional Gallery on January 16 (10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm). Bookings not required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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After taking up residence in the old forestry station in June 2015, and thanks to thousands of hours of hard work by 70 members and a range of funding grants, the upgraded Mapleton Men’s Shed is now officially open. The dedicated Mapleton Men’s Shed members have spent thousands of volunteer hours to complete refurbishment of the barracks building, including the replacement of guttering, roofing, new paths and an outdoor seating area. All buildings have now been restored, including full internal and external painting, and extensive landscaping. Council provided a combination of Community Minor and Major Grants funding for improvements and more recently the group received 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast funding to establish a gallery for housing the historical artefacts and history of the forestry site.
Private rural landholders on the Sunshine Coast can apply for assistance with environmental works on their property to protect and enhance our region’s environmental values. Visit our website for details about the Landholder Environment Grants and submit an EOI by Monday February 26.
LOOKOUT ACCESS If you’re heading to Dulong lookout, one of the Sunshine Coast’s most-loved viewing spots, you’ll be happy to hear council has upgraded the car park to make access to the popular spot easier and safer. There are six new car parks including a disability bay, with parking also relocated to the same side of the road as the lookout.
Good news for footy fans – three high-profile pre-season games are being held at council’s Sunshine Coast Stadium in February. It starts with Super Rugby’s ACT Plus500 Brumbies and the Gallagher Chiefs from New Zealand on February 14, followed by two NRL pre-season trials on consecutive Saturdays – Canterbury Bulldogs against Canberra Raiders (February 17) and Gold Coast Titans against New Zealand Warriors (February 24). Tickets are available from Ticketek.
Do you want to win work on large projects? You’ll need to have Business Management Systems in place. Attend a workshop on January 31 (9-11am) to understand what the key management systems are and which ones are relevant to your business. Cost is $25. Bookings via council’s What’s On website.
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If you’re looking for a new playground to take the kids to these school holidays you’re not short of options, with 10 Sunshine Coast playgrounds recently refreshed with modern new equipment. Two basketball half courts have been also upgraded in time for the community to enjoy over the summer break. The playgrounds with new equipment are at: • Nelson Park, Alexandra Headland • Sam Bowda Park, Bli Bli • Casey Street Park, Bli Bli • Silverwood Park, Burnside • Glass House Mountains District Park, Glass House Mountains • Keith Hill Park, Golden Beach • Annie Drive Park, Peregian Springs • Shelly Beach Park, Shelly Beach • Sailing Court Park, Warana • Roy Thompson Oval, Yandina Basketball half courts at Monak Road, North Arm and Whistler Street, Bli Bli have been replaced with new concrete slabs, basketball hoops and line markings. The playground at Glass House Mountains District Park, which is proving
Gardening over the holidays? Pick up free mulch from council’s waste facilities. Check our website for an up to date list of where it is available. Keep an eye out for others when riding or walking on our popular pathways to ensure everyone’s safety. Obstacles may be beside or behind you. Above: Glass House Mountains District Park. Right: Sam Bowda Park, Bli Bli.
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popular with residents from across the region, is a new addition to our region’s growing list of playgrounds and one of many facilities being constructed at the new park. More playground upgrades are scheduled for 2018. These improvements are just a few of many playground and recreational upgrades as part of council’s $237 million Capital Works Program.
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PUMP DOWN THE VOLUME People using headphones to listen to loud music are being warned to pump down the volume. The advice from experts comes as a new study found that two out of five Australians who regularly use headphones believe they have some form of hearing loss. The study’s co-author Elizabeth Beach says people should keep the volume below 80 per cent and limit listening time to no more than 1.5 hours a day. Researchers at the National Acoustic Laboratories at Macquarie University assessed the impact of personal listening devices on the hearing of more than 4000 Australians and found 41 per cent reported feeling hearing loss and 20 per cent reported difficulties with speech in noise. – AAP
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ormones have the capacity, not only for reproduction but to produce energy, boost mood, and produce thought and brain function. They slowly decline as we age, having an impact on your every movements through your entire life. PMS, menopause, MANopause, adrenal fatigue, and many more hormonal conditions may affect your ability to be happy, with symptoms including sadness, depression, anxiety, anger, insomnia, weight gain, sexual function, hot flushing, infertility, fatigue, memory loss, and many more. There are, however, many things you can do to increase your chances of producing an abundance of healthy hormones. 1. Hormones are made from the HDL cholesterol, made from good fats, and converts to good cholesterol when we reduce carbohydrates in the diet, so eating a diet high in protein, good fats, and low in
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THE MAKING OF MIKE WILLESEE Mike Willesee has spent a lifetime sharing stories about other people. Now he’s sharing his own. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
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ello, this is Mike,” rasps a voice on the other end of the line. It is hard to place the voice I’m hearing on the phone with the one Australians have become accustomed to on their television screens for the better part of 50 years – the voice of Mike Willesee. Sadly, it is a result of his latest challenge – throat cancer. You can’t avoid the irony: that a man whose voice has become recognisable to hundreds of thousands of people is now losing it to the subsequent treatment of the dreaded disease. But, Mr Willesee’s story goes back some way, this battle not defining his life journey. He began his journalism career as a cadet for The Age before joining the ABC’s This Day Tonight as a war correspondent. He moved on to Four Corners before, with no experience as a producer, he pitched a new show to Channel Nine in 1971 called A Current Affair. Throughout his lifetime, Mr Willesee has interviewed countless politicians and celebrities, and shone a light on many injustices; made acclaimed documentaries on subjects as diverse as stigmata and ancient tribes; founded the nation’s first FM radio station and brought the Sydney Swans AFL team back from the brink. He has had success in the horse breeding and racing industry, survived a plane crash and battled with alcoholism. His latest fight is ongoing – he was diagnosed with the stage four cancer a little over a year ago. Having taken life by the horns since he was a fresh-faced cadet, Mr Willesee tells My Weekly Preview it has been a challenge to slow down somewhat following the diagnosis. “The treatment to stop the cancer has knocked me around, but they have examined my throat and neck and can’t see the tumours anymore. It doesn’t in any way mean I’m cured [or] the prognosis is good. You can tell your readers that I looked quite handsome [during the interview],’’ he quips. It is this wit combined with a steely determination and passion for journalism that has seen Mr Willesee, now 75, become one of the most respected media personalities in Australia. While a huge portion of his life was played out publicly, Mr Willesee’s recently released autobiography, Memoirs, also sheds light on his early years. Spurred to write the book following his diagnosis, Mr Willesee says he enlisted the help of his journalist daughter Amy Willesee and her husband Mark Whittaker. Mr Willesee admits there was a lot about his upbringing he had never talked about with his children, but says that is because he had always looked forward in life, not backwards. “Amy especially said she was really surprised at some of the
stuff she didn’t know and maybe it has helped her to understand some parts of me better,” he says. “I have never been one to reflect, but when writing a book it just made sense to start from the beginning and a lot of stuff came out.” Like how he felt he never bonded with his mother due to being born with pyloric stenosis (a narrowing of the valve from the stomach into the small intestine), which saw him almost die just a few days after being born and spend countless months in hospital away from his mother. Like how his father, who was a dedicated Labor politician and Whitlam government cabinet member for many years, sent him away to Bindoon Boys Town to “toughen him up” and effectively changed his life forever. It was at this institution, which his father held in high esteem, that Mr Willesee immediately found himself an outsider, verbally and physically abused by boys much older and bigger in stature. The abuse was relentless and he tried his best to fit in. One day, the boys told him to get the rifle he had access to as the assistant rabbit trapper and to follow them out into the bushland.
A little weary, the young Mr Willesee followed and then something snapped. They tried it on and he’d had enough. “Just like I’d seen in the movies, I aimed the gun down in front of his feet and fired,” he wrote. With his bullies fleeing behind trees, Mr Willesee loaded the rifle and shouted the name of the boy behind each tree, before aiming at the trees and letting off a round for each of them. “They got the message because they all bolted, and they never came at me again. I do think that moment changed me forever,” he says. “It is very hard to analyse with any accuracy how your childhood experiences shape you, but that was a terrible experience for me and I stood up for myself finally in a way I never would have dreamt of in my quiet suburban, working class upbringing. I suspect it helped me stand up to a lot of people in situations later in life.” It was standing up to politicians that earned a young Mr Willesee respect as a talented interviewer. He cemented himself into legend through ‘the Willesee stare’, where he would literally let silence hang in the air between him and his interviewee. He would comfortably sit while inevitably, his subject would squirm and start talking to fill in the silence. As his career grew, Mr Willesee craved adventure and began to see the Vietnam War as the great untold story of our country. In Memoirs, he recounts a few nail-biting instances during his wartime correspondence, one of which almost saw him taken hostage in the jungle by an armed Viet Cong. “For a young man, that was an incredible experience for me and it is still with me. It changed my life. I really believe I grew up in Vietnam. I don’t understand it, wars are useless and if you look at the wars we’ve been engaged in as Australians, they are completely fruitless. Vietnam, Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan, when you leave, the situation is just the same, except that you have killed a lot of young Australians.” Once he had forged a path for himself and become highly sought-after in the media, Mr Willesee ensured he made time for the most treasured thing in his life – his family. Married three times with six children and 11 grandchildren, Mr Willesee has, over the years, turned down exciting job prospects, dinner with the likes of Sophia Loren and many other offers from celebrities in order to make sure he was home in time to cuddle his children before bedtime. Not one to rest on his laurels, Mr Willesee is focusing on completing his treatment and working on his next book. “If you stop looking forward to tomorrow and striving to meet the challenges of tomorrow, you are giving in and saying ‘I’ve had my go and now I will relax.’ I don’t want to do that,” he says. “I will keep moving forward.”
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TRAVEL It’s perfect. And allows any sea breeze to blow through the island. It’s hard to gaze at this turquoise wonder and not jump in. If I lived here I imagine waking to a blissful ocean dip and cooling off in the water at the end of the day. But Jaleel tells me the locals barely swim. Modern Dhevvadhoo is a happy, colourful place, where everyone has time for a chat. Wire frames holding rope-net seats are placed along the streets, in case locals care to rest in the shade of a Panama berry tree. Cooking seems to be a slow, repetitive ritual – “mostly we have tuna, coconut and rice for three meals,” says Jaleel. Times here are changing, Jaleel says. For example, young people like him are not having arranged marriages, but are marrying though love. And with alcohol prohibited and a lack of pub culture to bring young people together, many are relying on dating apps to find love. In today’s world, geography doesn’t halt progress. Even on this remote, southern tip of the Maldives, kids cycle along with the latest iPhones in hand. The ramshackle food shops are stuffed with western brands. Most striking is a graffiti wall just 100 metres along from Sulthan Mohamed School. While nearby students are taught to respect the rules of Sunnah, a quote on the wall urges us to “think outside the box”. A Jimi Hendrix quote reads clear: “you have to go and be
crazy. Craziness is like heaven”. Dhevvadhoo may be an Islamic fortress but life and the outside world drift around it and wash into it as bottles and jars on the white sand, and as dating apps and romantic opportunity through the island’s towering satellite pole. And with two very different kinds of waves lapping at this peaceful island citadel, I wonder, will they erode the walls? The writer was a guest of Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort.
IF YOU GO: GETTING THERE Singapore Airlines flies from Brisbane to the Maldivian capital of Male via Singapore. A 55-minute domestic flight will then take you from Male to Kaadedhdoo Airport in the country’s south. Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is a 30-minute speed boat ride away. STAYING THERE Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is on a private island in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atol in the remote south of the country, 340 kilometres from Male. The resort offers a variety of accommodation options, from Beach Villas (from $A925 per night) to Lagoon Villas and Overwater Villas. All villa types have their own private pool. Outrigger offers a variety of activities and excursions, including day trips to local islands with your own personal guide.
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Sami Muirhead plans to declutter this year, starting with novelty gifts she doesn’t use. But her Golden Girl candles are for keeps.
Richard O’Leary knows not everyone agrees with what he writes. So in the spirit of fairness, he shares the views of some of his detractors.
t is time to light a candle and take a moment to honour four women who personify all things sassy, snarky and sexy. There is a whole range of prayer candles with pictures of each Golden Girl on them. Yes. You can have Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia’s face plastered all over your personal candle to worship at the altar of the GGs. I was sent a set from a dear friend who has always been obsessed with the TV show. Amused, a little confused, and intrigued by this gift idea, I started to Google who else comes stuck on a prayer candle. It turns out pretty much everyone, including the other iconic show from way back when: Friends. Yes. You can have Saint Rachel and Saint Joey next to your bed to say a few Hail Marys to before rolling over to sleep. They are nearly as good as the Sex And The City candles. I love these candles, as you can actually use them. I am not usually a fan of novelty gifts, probably due to the fact I have worked with a very cheeky radio lad for well over a decade and he has given me every novelty gift under the sun. He has taken great pleasure in tormenting me with gifts that are wildly unsuitable for me. The list of goodies I have received includes a rubber car tyre swan pot plant holder that was actually my wedding gift.
Yes, remember them from our grandma’s gardens? I mean nothing screams romance and wishing you a lifetime of happiness together the way a bit of ugly car tyre craft does. I have been given huge water pistols used for spreading tomato sauce; the entire set of Police Academy movies (complete with a fake police siren); a Star Wars bottle opener; a toilet seat covered in pictures of bacon; and an apron with Ryan Gosling snuggling a puppy emblazoned on the front of it. Most of these gifts partly made me smile and partly infuriated me, because I knew I would not be using them. Many of us are recovering from our Christmas debt hangover after it was revealed on average each and every one of us spent $800 at Christmas. Collectively, we spent $48 billion across Australia. Wow. As I attack the year with my goal to consume less, I thought about the items I treasure most dearly in my cluttered home. They are mainly homemade things from my kids, some art, and a photo of my husband on the first day of our married life together in a $2 photo frame. But I have always been addicted to shopping and addicted to collecting stuff. I have 238 rabbit ornaments in my house. The bunnies need a cull. But I am keeping and using the Golden Girl candles from my lovely buddy and I say to her: thank you for being a friend.
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two consecutive columns with only a hint of pink.” I assume he was talking about my political persuasion. But in the year of the same-sex marriage debate, my most strident denouncers emerged following my support for the ‘yes’ case. “Thanks for your clever little piece, but I daresay that a vote to change one of the foundational institutions of this country is significantly more life-changing than the spread you put on your next piece of toast.” While another critic suggested I had no right to have an opinion at all. “How disappointing it was to read that you boldly used your column to advocate same-sex marriage. I’ve always thought journalists had a duty of care to present facts, not their own personal opinions, which should be private. In publicising your opinion, you have used a widespread media to influence readers to have the same one as you have on the issue. Shame on you.” It was an opinion piece. I’ll leave the last word on the issue, and the final say on my first column of the year to one of my detractors. “...so you have given us the last word...or words... ‘love is love’ ...such a superficial statement! No doubt you’re following your gut on this one. Only one small problem with that. The gut is made for digesting food, whereas the brain is made for thinking... I’ll use my head and vote no.”
know dear readers you will find it hard to believe, but not everyone agrees with everything I say. I know, right? Weird. So at the start of another year of writing this column, I thought it was only fair to put forward some of the alternative views upon the topics that I have touched on over the previous 12 months. Some of you may remember my story about kicking the Queen off the backside of our currency. Well, at least one reader saw through my thinly-veiled attempt at a Republican revolution. “Red hair, beard, Irish decent, and votes labour (sic), why I am I not surprised you want OUR sovereign taken off the coin of the realm. Get over it.” Now I resisted writing back to this reader to point out that his last name was Irish and I actually spent a fair bit of time in the town in Ireland that bears his surname. Some critics are more accommodating, even if the compliments are backhanded. I’ve shared this one before, but I just love it so much. “After reading several of your columns, I wrote you off as just another left-wing loser. However, your last two columns have given me hope that there is an intelligent, pragmatic soul behind the facade.” And another from the same writer a week later. “At the risk of repeating myself, another
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FIVE FINANCIAL RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR Despite our best intentions, many people will finish this year on a low note financially. Wouldn’t it be great to start the new year without having to play catch-up? Now is the perfect time to plan your financial strategy so you’ll be in a better position by next December.
RESOLUTION 1: I WILL REVIEW MY HOUSEHOLD SPENDING A detailed budget can be the most valuable tool you have for managing your finances. First, list your total income from any earnings, allowances and investments. Then, add in all your weekly, monthly and annual expenses, including any debts like
RESOLUTION 2: I WILL MANAGE MY DEBTS Clearing your debts is easier said than done, but its important to keep chipping away at them to avoid paying more on interest. If your debts are getting you down, talk to your financial adviser who can help you work out a strategy or repayment plan to make it easier. For example, you could consolidate many credit cards into a single card with a lower interest rate.
RESOLUTION 3: I WILL IMPROVE MY CASH FLOW If you’re living from one pay cheque to the next, you need to smooth out your cash flow. There might be opportunities to boost your income by working more hours, taking a second job, or finding a new role that pays more. If these options aren’t possible, you’ll need to revisit your budget to see if there are lifestyle changes you can make.
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r e v o c s i D With your cash flow and debts sorted, it’ll be easier to create a realistic savings plan.
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Saving is even easier with a high-interest savings account and by setting up a direct debit, you can automatically deposit fixed amounts from your pay to give your savings a better chance of growing.
RESOLUTION 5: I WILL FOCUS ON THE FUTURE With your finances under control, you can start thinking about your long-term investment strategy. You might prefer to focus on super or your non-super investments, or a mixture of both. If you’re not sure, your financial adviser can give you the guidance and create an investment
plan tailored for your circumstances and lifestyle goals – and put you on course towards a happier financial future. This article has been prepared by Rowland Financial Advisory Pty Ltd ABN 66 163 488 480 who is an Authorised Representative of Financial Wisdom Limited ABN 70 006 646 108, AFSL 231138. Information in this document is based on regulatory requirements and laws, as at 1 July 2014, which may be subject to change. This document contains general advice. It does not take account of your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider talking to a financial adviser before making a financial decision. Taxation considerations are general and based on present taxation laws, rulings and their interpretation and may be subject to change. You should seek independent, professional tax advice before making any decision based on this information.
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MUSIC ICON ENDURES Neil Diamond has still got it, as the Sunshine Coast will discover in March.
t has been five decades since a performer by the name of Neil Diamond released his first hit Solitary Man and the man who went on to sell more than 130 million albums worldwide will become the Sunshine Coast’s first international powerhouse to perform at the Sunshine Coast Stadium. Mr Diamond will perform some of his most famous hits, including Sweet Caroline, Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon and Song Sung
Blue on March 22. The stadium has a crowd capacity of 12,000 and tour managers expect a sellout crowd. Mr Diamond’s Sunshine Coast visit will come after a performance in Townsville on March 20 and he will then go on to perform at Brisbane on March 24 before continuing throughout New South Wales and Victoria and performing in Adelaide and Perth. The 50th anniversary tour began last year, travelling throughout the US with 40 shows in 38 cities and critics have praised his skill as a charismatic live entertainer. When asked by Rolling Stone earlier this year why he still tours, Mr Diamond says he is “driven to get out and do my work, and performing is one of the things that I do. “It gives me a chance to vent a certain aspect of my psyche. There’s absolutely no reason to do this tour or any of the tours that I’ve done for the past 20 or 30 years. But it is exciting. And I think the excitement is one of the things that I’m seeking out. “My job is the greatest job in the world, I sing. You hear. You applaud. I sing louder. I go wherever the noise is.” Neil Diamond is at Sunshine Coast Stadium on March 22. Tickets start from $142.65. Visit ticketek.com.au.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 5
Author: Sir Richard Branson Publisher: Penguin Randomhouse RRP: $35 Reviewer: Roxanne McCartyO’Kane The biggest disrupter in the business world sold two million copies of his first autobiography, Losing My Virginity, so it’s little wonder that he once again employs this winning formula – a mixture of business insight and humour – in his latest offering. Following on from where his last book left off at the beginning of the new millennium, you are quickly swept up in a rollercoaster ride of how Sir Branson created 12 different billion-dollar businesses and spanned his creative entrepreneurial spirit out into dozens of sectors in hundreds more companies. This is far from a how-to guide and more of a glimpse at the inner workings of the mind of one of the world’s most loved and enigmatic businessmen. Never one to hold back, you will be delighted by some of his insights.
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Daryl James’ The Wolf Is At The Door has been hitting all the right notes. Written about overcoming negative stereotypes and not letting the fear of what others might think hold you back, the single is about breaking away from living a ‘normal life’ and is the first track from his upcoming debut album Insofar. “I felt at my wits’ end with how wealth is measured in purely materialistic and monetary ways, and the pack mentality judgement of those who do choose to challenge normal life,” Mr James says. Incorporating hip-hop beats played on the body of the guitar, the track’s driving rhythms will captivate you. See him at Eumundi Markets on January 13.
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TODD’S TALES Todd Widdicombe lays bare the facts of life while he samples a new pale ale that comes pretty close to perfection.
act: my wife Michelle is so much better looking than me and I am batting so far above my average that the girl at the checkout just put a plastic divider through the middle of our shopping. Fact: in China it’s considered very bad luck to be eaten by a lion. Fact: mums get a whole day to celebrate their greatness each year. Sharks get a whole week. Fact: you gotta give a solid hi-five for Jesus right? I mean the guy is born, WE get presents. The guy dies, WE get chocolate. I know right, what’s not to love about that? Fact: on that note, a man at Church said that Jesus loves me, but I only like him, so now it’s awkward. Fact: if chameleons did their jobs better we wouldn’t even know about the existence of chameleons. Having said that, you really wouldn’t know on any given day how many chameleons were living at your joint. Fact: the biggest lie from my childhood was ‘anti-skip protection’ on my Sony Discman. Fact: nowhere in the nursery rhyme does it say that Humpty was an egg. Fact: having a dog gives you a glimpse into parenthood. Having a cat gives you a
glimpse into marriage. Fact: Tom Selleck is the patron saint of moustaches. Fact: lasagne is just spaghetti cake. Fact: how to find out if you’re old. Deliberately fall over in front of people. If they laugh, you’re a youngen. If they panic, you are old. Fact: always be nice to your best buddies, they have photos of your hair from the ’80s. Fact: the trick to sneaking a mug full of beer into work is to occasionally blow on it like it’s hot. Fact: 10 Toes Brewery’s Pipeline Pale Ale is a dead set cracker. Boiling over with a boot load of hoppy goodness and brewed with a blend of Aussie and German barley, wheat and crystal malts, the Pipeline Pale is a bold American-style pale ale. Packed with subtle tropical and stone fruit aromas, this little ripper surprises and delights the whole way through and is the perfect frothy refreshment for summer on the Coast. Even better, it’s a local brew, created right here at Alex by a crew whose passion for their craft is in every drop. They’ve perfected the ultimate life balance between a good day’s surfing and a good day’s brewing. If you do one thing these holidays, make sure it’s a visit to the brewery in Sugar Road and spend some time with Rupert and the 10 Toes gang, shooting the breeze and tipping in a couple of Pipeline pales. L for local, L for legends, proud as punch to give 10 Toes Pipeline Pale Ale a solid 4 out of 5 thumbs up.
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FUN DAYS OUT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Now that the excitement of Christmas and New Year has passed, there are still a few more weeks of summer holidays before the kids head back to school. But not to fear, the latest instalment of My Weekly Preview’s school holiday fun guide, will give you plenty of activity ideas that will be sure to ward off boredom and provide some quality family time. Have fun and stay safe.
BUMPER ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM LINED UP AT DOWNUNDER DRIVE THIS JANUARY An illusionist, performances by five legendary Australian musicians, evening events and an iconic international rock god are just some of the activities planned at Downunder Drive during January. Chief operating officer Aaron Flanagan
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exhibit on the Sunshine Coast,” says Sea Life Sunshine Coast’s regional general manager Quinn Clarke. “This immersive experience will allow visitors to participate in Dory’s journey as they adventure across the ocean to learn all about the amazing underwater world.” Throughout the interactive journey at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, a Pipe Pals trail will guide and surprise with tales of amazing underwater animals, leading guests into Dory’s Reef.
Dive in this summer and explore the all-new interactive zone at Sea Life Sunshine Coast called Finding Dory and Friends: The Experience. Created with Disney Pixar, the new experience features interactive magical moments from the box-office smash hit, Finding Dory. “We are extremely excited to open this new and interactive, state-of-the-art
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Experience fun activities including Ridin’ the EAC with Crush, Nemo’s Anemone Challenge, and using your own echo locator in Bailey’s Maze. The highlight is meeting schools of blue tangs (Dory) and clownfish (Nemo) in an all-new coral reef exhibit. Every experience is designed to educate visitors on how we can preserve reefs and coastlines for the future. Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. Visit underwaterworld.com.au.
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says there will be something for everyone over the peak of the holiday period including a performance on January 19 from former Australian Crawl lead singer James Reyne and Rose Tattoo’s Angry Anderson, right through to January 27
when iconic pub band the Sunnyboys perform at The Shed. “We are really proud of the entertainment package we have put together over the summer holidays, there are some top-class entertainers and at the top of the list is former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora who partners with Orianthi at The Shed on January 11,” Mr Flanagan says. “We’ve also got the official Blues Brothers Revue on January 5, it’s one of the best show of its type in the world and we are looking forward to a great turnout for this one-off performance. “The entertainment is not just limited to musicians, with illusionist Jessie Daley performing live from January 1 to 8 at Aussie World and then two of our increasingly popular Ride the Night events on January 6 and 13. “We’ve held a few Ride the Night events during the year and they have really captured the attention of the market – particularly teenagers who can come and have a great night out, in a safe environment and enjoy all the rides and attractions as well as DJs and our illusionist Jessie Daley will also perform on January 6.” Frizzo Road, Palmview. Visit aussieworld.com.au.
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HEAR THE ENGINES ROAR AT QUEENSLAND AIR MUSEUM There’s always something new at Queensland Air Museum, thanks to the mighty team of volunteers who work tirelessly on the restoration of QAM’s many historic aircraft. The Lockheed Ventura has taken major steps forward in recent weeks and restoration is virtually complete, with the wings now added. The final painting was completed after Christmas and this massive aircraft looks like it did when operated by the RAAF in the 1960 to 1970 era. And that’s not all. The mighty Allison V1700 restoration is complete and scheduled to run at the Engines Alive Day on January 13. For those of you out there with a V8 under the bonnet, come along and hear this fantastic engine run. It’s V12, 28-litre and turbocharged. Imagine that in your ute or SUV? This engine was developed by the General Motors aviation offshoot, Allison for WWII aircraft and has spent many months under painstaking restoration by the dedicated QAM volunteers. Engines Alive will be a very special
event this time around, as QAM will partner with Vintage Calendar Girls, who raise money to support cancer sufferers on the Sunshine Coast. They will be doing a fashion parade and selling their 2018 calendar. There will be many other attractions, plenty of food and drinks and with both organisations being 100 per cent volunteer staffed, all proceeds go to their respective causes. Visit the website for full details. QAM has Australia’s largest and best display of vintage aircraft all in one fantastic location next to Caloundra Airport. For a great family day out that won’t bust your post-Christmas budget, bring the kids along – they’ll remember it for years to come. Come along and see all of the QAM displays, a collection of more than 40 years in the making, and getting bigger and better every week. With more than 75 historic aircraft and many other displays, QAM is the spot to spend several memorable hours and it is open every day. 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra West. Visit qam.com.au.
WHERE’S WALLY? WHE The search se for Wally is on. Join the adventure these school holidays with Wally and his friends at the Where’s Wally? holida Happiness Hunt Exhibition and Craft Zone at Happi Maroochydore Homemaker Centre from January 8 to 19. Maroo Snap Sn a photo with Wally and his friends, share your photo with on Facebook or Instagram with #whereswallyatmhc for your chance to win a $100 #wher card. gift car 11–55 Maroochy Boulevard, Maroochydore 11 maroochydorehomemakercentre.com.au. Visit m myweeklypreview.com.au
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EXPERIENCE A REFRESHING WORLD OF SUBTROPICAL DELIGHT
Open daily with free admission, the iconic Ginger Factory is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular tourist attractions. The park features great shopping facilities, modern dining, educational tours, fun rides, regular school holiday entertainment, an undercover playground, free wifi, and it’s surrounded by acres of beautiful subtropical gardens and walks. The Ginger Cafe features the region’s best produce with signature homemade ginger scones served with fresh whipped cream and Buderim Ginger Marmalade. The Ice Creamery is where you can indulge in a delicious range of flavours
Don’t forget to visit the Ginger Factory for the annual Ginger Flower and Food Festival from January 19 to 21.
that are freshly churned on site or go all out with a parfait. Discover the story of ginger from paddock to plate and see why Buderim Ginger has the world’s finest ginger. This popular session demonstrates how ginger is grown through to the entire manufacturing process, culminating in a delicious finale where you can taste a range of ginger inspired treats. The SuperBee Live Bee Show will also give you a real buzz. Get up close with honeybees as they industriously go about their business
of making honey. Watch a beekeeper open up a living hive and learn about this fascinating world and the important role bees play in nature. The show finishes with delicious honey tastings in the honey shop. When you take a ride on Moreton, the 115-year-old authentic sugar cane train, you will learn about the history of Yandina and the local ginger industry. Riding on board the open-air carriages is one of the Ginger Factory’s most popular attractions and it’s a wonderful way to relax and take in the sights of the park. a On the Overboard boat ride, you board your very own lifeboat, sit back and enjoy the y gentle ride. During this adventure, you will be g mesmerised by over 250 handmade puppets. The Ginger Factory is well known for beautiful sub-tropical gardens bursting with b colour. Take the opportunity to enjoy a stroll c through the park and marvel at the beautiful t water features and stunning natural beauty. You can even take home a piece of paradise with a selection of exquisite ginger and heliconia plants. The Ginger Factory is also home to a variety of boutique shops where you can immerse yourself in the heritage-style village of Ginger Town. Come and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina. Visit gingerfactory.com.au.
WHEN CLEANING UP IS NO LONGER A CHORE Every parent knows the pain of trying to get the kids to clean their rooms. And every child knows how annoying it is to be asked to clean their rooms every day. When you look at this dilemma through the comedic eyes of world-class circus performers and acrobats Julian Roberts and Patrick Heilmann in the hilarious show Chores, you may never have the same argument again. Mr Roberts says Chores takes a look at the funny side of trying to get your kids to clean their rooms. “This is a show your kids will talk about for ages,” he says. Chores is at the Lake Kawana Community Centre on January 17. 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. Visit scvenuesandevents.com.au.
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ON A ROLL If youâ€™re looking to escape the heat of summer or a rainy day, or even to host a birthday party with a difference, then Suncity Tenpin is the place to visit.
TAKE CONTROL AND SOAR Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to fly a jet under the Sydney Harbour Bridge? Or to fly around the tip of Mount Everest? Well, wonder no more. At Sunjet Simulations, you can take
Suncity Tenpin is the only sportsregistered tenpin bowling location on the entire Sunshine Coast. And, for the non-competitive types, it is also a great place to enjoy a few hours of fun with the family. Open seven days a week, you can take advantage of earlybird, twilight and night-owl specials. There are bumpers on all the lanes for players aged 12 and under, or for bowlers with a disability. 8 Mari Street, Alexandra Headland. Visit suncitytenpin.com.au.
the controls of a full-size 737 simulator and feel for yourself what it is like to fly a modern jet airliner. Experience what it was like to fly into the famous Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong, or simply do some take-offs and landings at an airport of your choice. Using state-of-the-art HD graphics and computers, Sunjet Simulations will make you feel like you are experiencing the real thing. Vouchers are available for purchase and while Christmas is done and dusted, they make great birthday presents. 127 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba. Visit sunjetsim.com.
ENJOY A BIRDâ€™S EYE VIEW OF THE COAST Experience the beauty of the Sunshine Coast from the air these school holidays with a scenic helicopter flight. Aussie Air has offered aerial scenic tours and charters from Caloundra Airport for 30 years. Seeing stunning beaches, forests and mountains from the air will take your breath away. Within minutes of taking off, you and the kids will be soaring above Bribie Island and the Pumicestone Passage, with the iconic
Glass House Mountains ahead on the horizon. You can choose to fly north to Mount Coolum, further south, or west over the Blackall Range. Aussie Air also offers private helicopter charters where you can plan a dream trip that creates postcard moments. Flights start from $99. Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra. Visit aussieair.com.
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LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23)
SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22)
This week the focus is on friendships, as you communicate about the things in life that really matter. But Saturn pushes your perfectionist button, so resist the urge to constantly criticise, as you set impossibly high standards for yourself (and others).
Home is where the heart is! A grand total of five planets are visiting your domestic zone (including your ruling planet Venus). So it’s time to hone your multi-tasking skills as you cook, craft, garden, decorate, renovate or entertain family and friends.
Early in the week the sun/Venus/ Mars/Pluto links really pack a punch! These celestial hook-ups highlight your intensely moody and mysterious side, so tread carefully. Make it a priority to use your powerful energy in positive ways.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21)
CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20)
AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19)
PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20)
The sun/Venus/Jupiter connections bode well for a week full of love, fun, friendship and lucky opportunities. There’s one proviso though … avoid the tendency to overspend. Savvy Sagittarians will resist the temptation to be extravagant.
Are you suffering from a split personality? Venus is sashaying through your sign. Which sees you at your stylish, cultured and cooperative Capricorn best … sometimes. With Saturn also in your sign, at other times your serious side will take over.
This week, use your avant-garde side to make audacious plans for the future. And draw inspiration from birthday great David Bowie “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.” Uranus also stirs up your rebellious side on the weekend!
Are you living in la-la land – full of creative ideas and abstract plans, but short on practical application? This week the challenge is to follow through on your list of commitments. No matter how daunting they are … if you make a promise – keep it.
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7. And which political practice is the play said to be an allegory for? 8. What is the dot over the letter i and j called? 9. In folklore, salamanders are traditionally associated with which element? 10. Kenneth Branagh (pictured) portrays which ﬁctional detective in Murder on the Orient Express?
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LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23) Expect a rollicking rollercoaster ride this week! Monday is one of your luckiest days of the year, as the sun links up with good fortune planet Jupiter. But you’re likely to be a controlling cat on Tuesday, when the sun pairs up with Pluto.
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With so many planets powering through your partnership zone, there’s no escaping relationships at the moment! If you’re attached, avoid being a clingy crab. Strive to nurture your spouse in positive, passionate and productive ways.
QUIZ: 1. Manila 2. False (it is a sword) 3. Gold, frankincense and myrrh 4. 25 5. San Francisco 6. Arthur Miller 7. McCarthyism 8. A tittle 9. Fire 10. Hercule Poirot
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Early in the week, a bored twin is a recipe for trouble! So try new activities, take a trip, go on an adventure or study something that has always fascinated you. Then Mercury moves into Capricorn on Thursday.
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NORTHERN SUNSHINE COAST
SOLD, SOLD, SOLD
he Sunshine Coast property market has enjoyed one of its best years in recent times. With a number of game-changing projects in the region like the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, the Maroochydore City Centre project and the development of greenfield sites like Aura and Harmony, the spotlight has been firmly trained on the region. As the mercury heats up in summer, so too do enquiries fielded by our real estate agents as visitors experience a taste of the
Coast lifestyle and want to buy into the area. My Weekly Preview has teamed up with some influential Coast real estate agencies to provide you with a snapshot of the properties that were sold around the region in the month of October. This is a comprehensive snapshot of the activity the marketplace has experienced and shows how much properties are selling for, how much the value of these properties has increased since the last sale according to real estate website On The House, as well as how many days properties are spending on the market.
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Bli Bli, Coolum, Marcoola, Pacific Paradise, Yaroomba PACIFIC PARADISE 26 Namba Street 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, 546m2 Sold on Oct 8, 2017, $501,000 47 days on market Previously sold Oct 2005, $320,000 North Shore Realty Brad Reed MARCOOLA 3/83 Keith Royal Drive 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Sold on Oct 8, 2017, $245,000 51 days on market Previously sold Oct 2016, $213,000 North Shore Realty Brad Reed
TWIN WATERS 29 Moorings Court 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 480m2 Sold on Oct 18, 2017, $790,000 23 days on market North Shore Realty Liz Hope MARCOOLA 5/917 David Low Way 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, 223m2 Sold on Oct 27, 2017, $325,000 536 days on market Previously sold May 2006, $320,000 North Shore Realty Keith Blanchard
MOUNTAIN CREEK 19 Sharon Crescent 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 1247m2 Sold on Oct 1, 2017, $755,000 24 days on market Previously sold Aug 2010, $520,000 McGrath Estate Agents Mooloolaba Geoff Ohmsen
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ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 11 Tantula Road East 5 bed, 5 bath, 4 car, 1214m2 Sold on Oct 3, 2017, $2.9 million 12 days on market Next Property Group Karen Jones
Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Buderim, Sippy Downs, Mountain Creek, Alexandra Headland
MARCOOLA 35 Clematis Court 5 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, 546m2 Sold on Oct 10, 2017, $675,000 4 days on market Previously sold Sep 2013, $429,000 North Shore Realty Jay Pashley YAROOMBA 10/86 Toolga Street 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 223m2 Sold on Oct 13, 2017, $550,000 215 days on market Previously sold Dec 2016, $554,000 North Shore Realty Liz Hope
MAROOCHYDORE 1001/8 Duporth Avenue 4 bed, 5 bath, 4 car, 565m2 Sold on Oct 3, 2017, $4.45 million 26 days on market Last sold Mar 2013, $3.15 million Next Property Group Karen Jones MINYAMA 124 Mooloolah Drive 5 bed, 4 bath, 3 car, 1057m2 Sold on Oct 1, 2017, $2.16 million 26 days on market Previously sold Jul 1991, $250,000 McGrath Estate Agents Geoff Ohmsen
OCEAN VERGE With SIX beaches to choose from, the enviable coastal lifestyle is at your doorstep along with a huge selection of cafÃ©s, restaurants, beachfront dining, walking tracks, shops and open parks at your disposal. Boutique in scale and architecture, Ocean Verge Kings Beach offers just 40 apartments, all with secure basement parking rising 7 levels providing stunning ocean views, spacious designs and exacting attention to detail with premium fittings and fixtures. Investors and residents alike will take advantage of the stunning location, ocean views, market beating prices and indicative returns of *5.25% p.a.
BUDERIM 32/8 Starling Street 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 180m2 Sold on Oct 4, 2017, $402,000 17 days on market Previously sold Dec 2010, $419,500 Next Property Group Anne Wallace
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PROPERTY BUDERIM 22 Khancoban Drive 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 830m2 Sold on Oct 5, 2017, $640,000 120 days on market Previously sold May 2000, $195,000 Century 21 Grant Smith Property Grant Smith
BUDERIM 8 Greenleaf Court 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 898m2 Sold on Oct 17, 2017, $560,000 19 days on market Previously sold Aug 2001, $210,000 The Property League Amber Fox
BUDERIM 30 Braemer Road 1 bed, 4 bath, 2 car, 807m2 Sold on Oct 24, 2017, $500,000 60 days on market Previously sold Dec 2014, $455,000 McGrath Real Estate Lou Cooper
BUDERIM 29 Lee Street 6 bed, 3 bath, 4 car, 2345m2 Sold on Oct 30, 2017 $1.123 million 65 days on market Previously sold Mar 2017, $1.25 million Next Property Group Carmel La Macchia
BUDDINA 9 Kunari Street 3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car, 612m2 Sold on Oct 9, 2017, $785,000 86 days on market Previously sold Jul 2014, $660,000 Platinum Properties Sunshine Coast Steve Kealey
TANAWHA 432 Wilson Road 7 bed, 7 bath, 15 car, 7100m2 Sold on Oct 19, 2017, undisclosed 105 days on market Previously sold Jun 2010, $1,800,100 Next Property Group Anne Wallace
ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 15/174 Alexandra Parade 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, 449m2 Sold on Oct 24, 2017, $385,000 25 days on market Previously sold Jun 2017, $369,000 Next Property Group Vicki Kaparic
BUDERIM 1 Gumtree Drive 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 700m2 Sold on Oct 30, 2017, $637,000 278 days on market Previously sold May 2007, $659,000 McGrath Estate Agents Buderim Stuart Thomas
MAROOCHYDORE 17/2-4 Picnic Point Esplanade 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, 102m2 Sold on Oct 10, 2017, $485,000 16 days on market McGrath Estate Agents Buderim Stuart Thomas BUDERIM 22 Tommys Court 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, 721m2 Sold on Oct 11, 2017, $592,000 69 days on market Previously sold Jun 2007, $160,000 McGrath Estate Agents Buderim Stuart Thomas BUDERIM 6 Meander Court 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 830m2 Sold on Oct 16, 2017, $649,000 26 days on market Previously sold Oct 2014, $525,000 Century 21 Grant Smith Property Grant Smith
BUDERIM 3 Loatta Court 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, 1067m2 Sold on Oct 16, 2017, $500,000 162 days on market Previously sold Oct 2012, $500,000 North Shore Realty Brad Reed
BUDERIM 1/23 Clithero Avenue 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Sold on Oct 24, 2017, $442,000 19 days on market Previously sold Mar 2003, $275,000 McGrath Estate Agents Buderim Stuart Thomas
MAROOCHYDORE 6/75 Sixth Avenue 1 bed, 1 bath, 1 car, 54m2 Sold on Oct 16, 2017 $267,500 Previously sold Dec 2001, $130,000 RE/MAX Coast and Country Chris Ryan MINYAMA 17 Currong Street 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car, 568m2 Sold on Oct 17, 2017, $728,000 95 days on market Previously sold Dec 2014, $500,000 Next Property Group Alan Riley
MAROOCHYDORE 4 Larkin Street 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 744m2 Sold on Oct 19, 2017, $682,000 19 days on market Previously sold Aug 2005, $378,000 The Property League Darren Rix
MOUNTAIN CREEK 69 Karawatha Drive 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car, 1005m2 Sold on Oct 26, 2017, $782,000 37 days on market Previously sold Aug 2012, $640,000 Next Property Group Craig Porter
BUDERIM 17 Earlybird Drive 2 bed, 3 bath, 2 car, 727m2 Sold on Oct 17, 2017, $500,000 5 days on market Previously sold Jan 2006, $362,000 McGrath Real Estate Lou Cooper
BUDERIM 22 Paluma Terrace 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 943m2 Sold on Oct 20, 2017, $906,250 24 days on market Previously sold Feb 2014, $800,000 Next Property Group Anne Wallace
MOOLOOLABA 4/18 Akeringa Place 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car, Sold on Oct 27, 2017, $387,000 105 days on market Previously sold Aug 2008, $345,000 Platinum Properties Sunshine Coast Steve Kealey
BUDERIM 12 Greg Greg Court 5 bed, 3 bath, 3 car, 956m2 Sold on Oct 30, 2017, $854,000 48 days on market Previously sold Mar 1994, $68,000 Belle Property Buderim MINYAMA 96 Mooloolah Drive 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car, 1027m2 Sold on Oct 30, 2017, $2.45 million 32 days on market Previously sold May 2006, $2.7 million Next Property Group Karen Jones
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WOOMBYE 10 McClintock Place
WALK TO WOOMBYE .. EASY LIFESTYLE • Neat and tidy brick home ... well maintained • 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms + open plan living
• Elevated position equals breezes.
Inspect: Saturday 11 – 11.40
• 757m2 block, tiered back yard + garden shed
Contact: John Pyne 0408 710 209
• Extras include. solar, gas, water tank
• Value buying in central Woombye!
Property ID: 547910
WOOMBYE: U 3.29 BLACKALL STREET. “BEST PRICED UNIT IN TOWN” This centrally located 2bed, 1bath, 1car. Unit is a must see for Investors or 1st Home Buyers
OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 $289,000
4. Single carport, back court yard. Quiet area – good position.
OPEN SAT. 12-12.40 $189,000
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WOOMBYE: 13 HORIZONS WAY. “BRAND NEW” Family home. 4brms, 2bathrooms, OPEN SAT. 12-1 $649,000 2car. Stylish family design. 800m2 block, only mins. To Woombye & Palmwoods. WOOMBYE: 12 HORIZONS WAY. “NEW DUPLEX” Both units 3brms, 2bath, 2 car + out door entertainment area. Stylish in design, spacious and modern.
OPEN SAT. 1-1.40 $795,000
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SOUTHERN SUNSHINE COAST Kawana, Caloundra, Meridan Plains, Parrearra, Wurtulla, Minyama WURTULLA 8 Pretella Street 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car, 591m2 Sold on Oct 3, 2017, $625,000 17 days on market Previously sold Feb 2017, $379,000 Next Property Group Karen Jones
PARREARA 86 Sunbird Chase 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 800m2 Sold on Oct 7, 2017, $1.155 million 47 days on market Previously sold Mar 2007, $1.01 million Platinum Properties Steve Kealey and Steve Turner MERIDAN PLAINS 7 Kamala Place 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 930m2 Sold on Oct 9, 2017, $635,000 21 days on market Previously sold Oct 2016, $612,500 Harcourts Caloundra
KINGS BEACH 8/84 Albert Street 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car, 120m2 Sold on Oct 10, 2017, $390,000 23 days on market Previously sold Aug 1993, $151,000 Harcourts Caloundra GOLDEN BEACH 5 Moorshead Avenue 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car, 609m2 Sold on Oct 13, 2017, $533,000 50 days on market Previously sold Oct 1987, $82,500 Harcourts Caloundra
AROONA 17 Heron Drive 5 bed, 3 bath, 8 car, 928m2 Sold on Oct 18, 2017, $835,000 111 days on market Previously sold Nov 2013, $414,000 Harcourts Caloundra GOLDEN BEACH 10 Verdon Street 3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car, 612m2 Sold on Oct 18, 2017, $625,000 9 days on market Previously sold Oct 2015, $480,000 Harcourts Caloundra
CALOUNDRA WEST 25 Shannon Crescent 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 651m2 Sold on Oct 13, 2017, $535,000 16 days on market Previously sold Aug 2002, $235,000 Harcourts Caloundra KAWANA ISLAND 7/38 Bahamas Circuit 3 bed, 2 bath, 183m2 Sold on Oct 18, 2017, $605,000 25 days on market Previously sold Nov 2003, $434,000 The Property League Leanne King
BUDDINA 12 Malkana Crescent 4 bed, 2 bath, 577m2 Sold on Oct 20, 2017, $730,000 93 days on market Previously sold Nov 2013, $555,000 The Property League Leanne King
PELICAN WATERS 27 Agincourt Street 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 700m2 Sold on Oct 31, 2017, $670,000 32 days on market Previously sold Jul 2011, $521,000 Harcourts Caloundra
MERIDAN PLAINS 5 Cottonwood Street 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 366m2 Sold on Oct 23, 2017, $434,000 122 days on market Previously sold Aug 2017, $439,000 Platinum Properties Sunshine Coast Steve Kealey
PELICAN WATERS 63 Mahogany Drive 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 800m2 Sold on Oct 31, 2017, $976,000 132 days on market Previously sold May 2002, $195,000 Harcourts Caloundra
KINGS BEACH 9/15 Esplanade Headland 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 139m2 Sold on Oct 26, 2017, $600,000 70 days on market Previously sold Apr 2001, $262,500 Harcourts Caloundra
GOLDEN BEACH 2 Gerrybell Street 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car, 582m2 Sold on Oct 18, 2017, $545,000 4 days on market Previously sold Sep 1997, $151,500 Harcourts Caloundra
PARREARA 2 Majorca Place 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 495m2 Sold on Oct 30, 2017, $635,000 62 days on market Previously sold Dec 2006, $505,000 Platinum Properties Steve Kealey and Steve Turner
PARREARA 32/1 Grenada Way 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 181m2 Sold on Oct 20, 2017, $440,000 235 days on market Previously sold Oct 2011, $335,000 Platinum Properties Steve Kealey and Steve Turner
BOKARINA 24 Peacock Crescent 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 570m2 Sold on Oct 31, 2017, $645,000 7 days on market Previously sold May 1985, $67,450 Platinum Properties Steve Kealey and Steve Turner
Maleny, Montville, Nambour, Palmwoods, Yandina, Towen Mountain HIGHWORTH 24 Yvonne Street 3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car, 1518m2 Sold on Oct 3, 2017, $399,000 120 days on market Previously sold Sep 19, 2003 $268,000 First National Carolans PALMWOODS Lot 11, 262 Old Palmwoods Road Land, 4046m2 Sold on Oct 6, 2017, $335,000 29 days on market Previously sold May 2000, $195,000 Elders Real Estate Palmwoods Mike Burns, Meng Meng and Bev McMullin
DICKY BEACH, 25 Tinbeerwah Street
Architecturally Designed Beach Home - Priceless Location! The ultimate in beach side living awaits! Literally across the road, 250m, (3 minutes’ walk) and you’re on patrolled Dicky Beach! This Lovely contemporary beachside home is spread over two levels. Consisting of 3 living spaces, a gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, an office and 2 car garaging. Designed and built only 7 years ago, this outstanding residence with its innovative ﬂoor plan, high ceilings and neutral colours throughout, has been designed to take advantage of the amazing Sunshine Coast climate we enjoy.
NAMBOUR, 19 Vincent Drive
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VIEW AT: www.deﬁneproperty.com.au PRICE: $925,000 AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575
MOOLOOLABA, 129 Amarina Avenue
Stylish Easy-Care Living At Its Best A perfect family home or investment opportunity awaits a new owner, this wellkept and versatile lowset is the ideal ﬁnd for growing families and aspirational couples alike. With its excellent location, just minutes to hospitals, rail to Brisbane, schools and Nambour CBD this property is just waiting for the right buyers. • Four bedroom all with built ins • Main bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe • Large open plan living & dining room
OPEN HOME: Saturday 6th January 10-10.30am
Opportunity For Entry-Level Property In Mooloolaba OPEN HOME: Saturday 6th January 11-11.30am VIEW AT: www.deﬁneproperty.com.au PRICE: $465,000 AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758
With demand and prices strong in Mooloolaba here is your opportunity to purchase an entry-level property in a fantastic location. This single level home is ideal for young families, ﬁrst home buyers or investors. Close to beach, shops, schools, medical services, restaurants & cafes, this is the right location to enjoy life The property comprises three bedrooms, a central bathroom, and open plan living/dining kitchen with front porch overlooking the garden. Great sized, completely private yard featuring salt water pool, covered alfresco entertaining, all set on a huge 665m2 block.
OPEN HOME: Saturday 6th January 1-1.30pm VIEW AT: www.deﬁneproperty.com.au PRICE: $580,000 AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758
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PROPERTY EUDLO 20 Ramberts Road Land, 34 acres Sold on Oct 6, 2017, $390,000 120 days on market Craig Barnby Real Estate Paul Ciseau
BEERWAH 2/83 Beerwah Parade 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 4026m2 Sold on Oct 16, 2017, $340,000 47 days on market Next Property Group Richard Scrivener
TOWEN MOUNTAIN 39 Towen View Court 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 4026m2 Sold on Oct 9, 2017, $680,000 17 days on market Previously sold Feb 2010, $720,000 Next Property Group Anne Wallace
NAMBOUR 17/14-18 Bade Street 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 187m2 Sold on Oct 16, 2017, $340,000 557 days on market Previously sold Sep 2010, $359,000 First National Carolans
PALMWOODS 25 Yellow Cedar Place 4 bed, 3 bath, 6 car, 728m2 Sold on Oct 9, 2017, $615,000 1 day on market Previously sold Aug 2016, $595,000 Craig Barnby Real Estate Paul Ciseau
WOOMBYE 14 Plantation Rise Drive 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car, 2566m2 Sold on Oct 11, 2017, $885,000 21 days on market Previously sold Dec 2015, $690,000 Craig Barnby Real Estate Paul Ciseau NAMBOUR 11 Panorama Drive 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car, 13,700m2 Sold on Oct 11, 2017, $645,000 323 days on market Previously sold Sep 2004, $410,000 First National Carolans
LANDSBOROUGH 37 Maleny Street 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car, 4703m2 Sold on Oct 17, 2017, $825,000 41 days on market Previously sold Oct May 2000, $195,000 Elders Real Estate Palmwoods Mike Burns and Meng Meng in conjunction with Chris Sales at Luxe Commercial
GLENVIEW 33 Ballantyne Court 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car, 5738m2 Sold on Oct 9, 2017, $567,000 Previously sold Mar 2010, $425,000 RE/MAX Coast and Country Melina Fredsberg
NAMBOUR 13 Bambaroo Close 4 bed, 2 bath, 5 car, 1014m2 Sold on Oct 18, 2017, $550,000 23 days on market Previously sold Apr 2015, $510,000 First National Carolans
NAMBOUR 11 Maud Street 5 bed, 2 bath, 4 car, 506m2 Sold on Oct 25, 2017, $545,000 93 days on market Previously sold Apr 2002, $146,000 First National Carolans
ROSEMOUNT 197 Upper Rosemount Road 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 7502m2 Sold on Oct 19, 2017, $860,000 10 days on market Previously sold May 2013, $932,500 The Property League Darren Rix NAMBOUR 3/23 Alexandra Avenue 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, 141m2 Sold on Oct 20, 2017, $280,000 68 days on market Previously sold Nov 2009, $365,500 First National Carolans NAMBOUR 49 Hocking Street Land, 339m2 Sold on Oct 20, 2017, $185,000 166 days on market First National Carolans
NAMBOUR 6/10 Mill Lane 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, 141m2 Sold on Oct 13, 2017, $327,000 30 days on market Century 21 Grant Smith Property Russell Dell YANDINA 37 Retreat Crescent 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 718m2 Sold on Oct 13, 2017, $500,000 317 days on market Previously sold Jan 2014, $193,500 First National Carolans
BURNSIDE 110A Coes Creek Road 4 bed, 1 bath, 1 car, 809m2 Sold on Oct 18, 2017, $350,000 180 days on market Previously sold Jan 2000, $85,000 Craig Barnby Real Estate Paul Ciseau
PALMWOODS 10 Crows Ash Court 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 875m2 Sold on Oct 23, 2017, $660,000 14 days on market Previously sold Feb 2007, $471,000 Craig Barnby Real Estate Paul Ciseau
LANDERS SHOOT 10 Lower Landershute Road 4 bed, 2 bath, 8 car, 6502m2 Sold on Oct 30, 2017, $560,000 14 days on market Previously sold Oct 2002, $250,000 Belle Property Buderim PALMWOODS 46 Chevallum Road 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, 1942m2 Sold on Oct 30, 2017, $445,000 Previously sold Jul 2014, $360,000 RE/MAX Coast and Country Chris Ryan *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies
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MAGNOLIA This property represents the pinnacle of acreage living. ‘Magnolia’… Your own private country estate!
INSPECT Call for inspection times
MALENY 566 Reesville Road
Welcome to Magnolia, 95 acres of ‘A’ grade rural land five minutes from Maleny, 30 minutes to Caloundra and 90 minutes to Brisbane. A private residence or future corporate retreat, it boasts two levels of luxury appointed living. Extravagant floor-to-ceiling glass panels offer a seamless connection with the far reaching easterly rural views and across the two acre spring fed dam. The property itself has impressive infrastructure and includes a 622m2 machinery shed, bird aviary and stable complex. For more stunning visuals, inclusions, floorplan and video visit judygoodger.com
5 + BED 6 + BATH 5 + CAR + POOL + STABLES
Judy Goodger 0438 767 377 Matthew Foote 0400 107 707
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BUDERIM, 6 Millstream Court
Location and Privacy Combined • Custom-designed home on a 1,423m2 block • Built from hand-cut sandstone and selling well below replacement value • Well-planned layout, with multiple living zones both inside and out
Price Guide Mid 1 Million • Separate guest accommodation • 500-metre stroll to Buderim Village or waterfalls • Surrounded by rainforest and parkland • An inviting home that reﬂects the Sunshine Coast lifestyle
Inspect Saturday, 6 January 2018 1:00pm-2:00pm Or call for private inspection
Jo Daley 0403 252 957
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Stylish, urban terrace home at 4 Tinnanbar Terrace.
Carefree, terrace home at 102 Sunshine Cove Way.
Set in our highly sought after Hervey Precinct, this brand new, 3 bedroom Monooka built home with second upstairs family room, offers a parkland aspect and space for the whole family. • A well located, central kitchen features induction cook top, under bench oven, integrated dishwasher and plenty of cupboard storage. • Huge sliding doors open to an outdoor patio to further expand the downstairs living and dining areas to create a light and airy feeling of space. • The upstairs master bedroom comes complete with walk in robe and ensuite. Separated by a family room, another two bedrooms, both with robes and ceiling fans, complete the top ﬂoor family layout. • Secure, double lock up garage with additional storage and exterior laundry drying deck.
This would make an ideal new home for a busy professional couple or investment property. • Light and airy open plan living downstairs with kitchen, dining and living plus outdoor entertaining area and handy study nook. • Good easy care kitchen with plenty of cupboard space, electric cook-top, pull-out range hood and under bench oven & dishwasher. • Main bedroom with private ensuite and walk in robe. Another two bedrooms upstairs with either a smaller fourth bedroom, ofﬁce or study area. Additional, media room upstairs ready for Sunday afternoon movies or as the kids breakout space. With split system A/C with fans throughout.
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Home by award winning Metricon at 6 Yidney Street
71 Mackenzie Drive. Style, space and loads of WOW!
• Clever design provides open plan living with a touch of class • Kitchen along with family and dining plus separate leisure or lounge area • Upstairs master bedroom complete with WIR and ensuite • Another two bedrooms upstairs both with robes and fans • Versatile sitting room upstairs that could be four bedroom with balcony • Plenty of cupboard space • Very low maintenance but heaps of style • Smaller, low maintenance urban allotment, yet still has double, secure lock-up garage.
By locating the master suite, main living, kitchen and balcony on the ﬁrst ﬂoor, the designers have taken great advantage of its views to the lake and created the perfect, spacious parents retreat. • Large kitchen with butler’s pantry creates a spacious, open air feel playing to its ample and beautifully ﬁnished timber cupboards. Integrated dishwasher, gas cook top, wall oven and microwave. Very chic styling with massive island bench with dual sink and breakfast bar. • A massive balcony ﬂows out from the main dining and living area to create a great feeling of space. Perfect for entertaining. • Downstairs a formal entry leads to a second lounge leading out to an outdoor courtyard. Down the hall you’ll ﬁnd two more bedrooms and the second, family bathroom and WC. A second, private living area downstairs and second study provides a perfect teenager retreat.
Call Scott on 0402 079 271 or Penny on 0434 006 144 S U N S H I N EC OV E R E A LT Y.C O M
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A list of whatâ€™s recently sold on the Coast: 8 AGNES PLACE, BLI BLI $610,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car McGrath Buderim, Stuart Thomas & David Swarbrick 3 ENDOTA STREET, BUDERIM $938,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car McGrath Buderim, Stuart Thomas
19 Ramona Street, Marcoola
10 GUY AVENUE, BUDERIM $645,000 / Vacant land McGrath Buderim, Damien Michael & Chris Pace
19 RAMONA STREET, MARCOOLA SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $760,000
22 Histed Terrace, Bli Bli 22 HISTED TERRACE, BLI BLI UNDER CONTRACT POST AUCTION 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car North Shore Realty, Liz Hope UNIT 68 ATLANTIS, 903 DAVID LOW WAY, MARCOOLA SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $490,000 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car North Shore Realty, Mark McDonald
3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car North Shore Realty, Walter Johnson 27 PARKLAND DRIVE, PACIFIC PARADISE SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $455,000 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car North Shore Realty, Keith Blanchard 29 PARKLAND DRIVE, PACIFIC PARADISE SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $467,000 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car North Shore Realty, Keith Blanchard
U46 SAND DUNES, 130 MUDJIMBA ESPLANADE, MARCOOLA SOLD PRIOR TO AUCTION FOR $328,000 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car North Shore Realty, Brad Reed
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12/133 KING STREET, BUDERIM $390,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Belle Property Buderim, Jan Withers
1 CABO COURT, YAROOMBA UNDER CONTRACT POST AUCTION 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car North Shore Realty, Keith Blanchard
3 MARTI COURT, BUDERIM| $798,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car McGrath Buderim, Stuart Thomas 7 MONS ROAD, BUDERIM $540,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car McGrath Buderim, Peter Hill & Michelle Hill 96 GREENOAKS DRIVE, COOLUM BEACH $660,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car McGrath Buderim, Clinton Eastell & Danyell Sparksman 98 BLACKALL RANEG ROAD, WOOMBYE $1,000,000 / 5 bed, 2 bath, 5 car Belle Property Buderim, Bevan Horsnell *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies
he team at North Shore Realty produced a clean sweep with seven from seven properties sold at their in-room auction event at the Ramada Marcoola in front of a packed room of more than 60 people. The owners Keith Blanchard, Jay Pashley and Noel Mooney were delighted with the results and the efforts of their teams to produce such excellent result for their sellers and buyers.
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R E G I ST E R Y O U R I N T E R E ST
not just a holiday.
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First Bay Coolum is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most anticipated developments, directly across the road from the beach and with breathtaking ocean views. Offering 24 luxurious, house-sized apartments — including penthouses and sub-penthouses — this is your opportunity to fall asleep to the sound of rolling waves and wake up to sunrise across the Paciﬁc. Now launched, construction commencing January 2018.
McGrath Projects Sunshine Coast Todd McKee M 0418 737 197
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Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806 Steve Turner 0412 679 488
First Class Island Living 12 Wake Court, BIRTINYA Designed by well know architect ‘Trevor Reitsma’, this builders own home was meticulously built with quality finishes, multiple living areas and Sunshine Coast lifestyle in mind. Entertain family and friends poolside around the outdoor living area, relax and watch an old classic movie in your own private media room, cook up a storm in the huge chefs kitchen or just relax in the sunroom and read a good book, this home caters for all round resort style living. Take a stroll around the waterways and bathe in the sunshine and coastal living with endless options. This home is for a deserving buyer and deserves your attention, inspect now. • Walking distance to Kawana health precinct and Sunshine Coast • Gourmet kitchen with walk in pantry University Hospital, short drive to beach, major shopping centres • 3 car garage with storage. Boat, trailer or caravan parking. • Ducted Air Conditioning • Parents retreat with luxury ensuit
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Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806 Steve Turner 0412 679 488
On Top of Buderim 16A Lavarack Crescent, BUDERIM
This stylish new master-built residence sets the highest standard in luxurious ‘on top’ Buderim living. Just a flat, 150-step stroll to all amenities including medical and IGA, this ocean-view residence epitomizes what executive resort-style living is all about and is ideal for those who are looking for forever home that will also reap blue-chip gains. Absolute first-class throughout, this three-bedroom plus office home boasts gorgeous timber floors, high ceilings and plenty of glass and louvres to maximize the prime north-eastern aspect. • 1st class finishes and accessories included • 5 passenger lift to suite wheelchair and career • Plunge pool • Fully Ducted multi-head reverse-cycle air conditioning
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• Goumet Kitchen • Open plan Living with immense light and air • Ocean and Mountain views
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PRESTIGIOUS REESVILLE PROPERTY From page 47
his property represents the pinnacle of acreage living. The property name Magnolia was born from the rows of established Magnolia trees lining the roadways of the 95.36 acre rural land which is ideal for cattle, horses and hobbies. The property has two-road access – all open and accessible. The residence boasts several luxury appointed suites all with amazing views through floor to ceiling glass panels, electronic curtains, Turkish stone floors, Italian handmade tiling, underfloor heating throughout bathrooms and state-of-the-art electronics.
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566 REESVILLE ROAD, REESVILLE 5 bed, 6 bath, 5 car Expression of interest Place New Farm office 3107 5111 Judy Goodger 0438 767 377 Matthew Foote 0400 107 707
www.platinumproperties.com.au Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806
Magical Family Home in Perfect Location 10 Miller Place, EUMUNDI
Impeccably built; this quality home truly is in a class of its own. Three years old with first class finishes. Don’t miss this opportunity! • Spacious outdoor entertaining area and flowing open plan living • Ultra modern kitchen with stone bench tops, quality appliances and butlers pantry • 1081 sqm allotment
Inspect Saturday 6th Jan 11-12noon Price $695,000 Internet ID 3248441 Steve Turner 0412 679 488
Mountain Creek School Zone 45 Lurnea Crescent, MOUNTAIN CREEK
Truly a one of a kind property with unlimited potential including being able to add another dwelling on premises. • Current rental returns $970 a week in 2 dwellings • Huge Land 1282sm backing onto the lake and park • Secure Investment, Unlimited Potential, Expand, Live in or rent
Inspect Saturday 6th Jan 11-11.30am Internet ID 3233952 Steve Turner 0412 679 488
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THE HIGH LIFE IN ALEX’S “GOLDEN TRIANGLE” IS YOURS FOR THE TAKING 2 Kawana Street ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 5
PRICE Offers over $1,500,000
With Alexandra Headland rated as one of the top performing suburbs in Australia (again) you can live the life of luxury in this architect designed beach house and bank on good growth in the years to come. Cool summer breezes and expansive NE views just add to the luxury provided by clever design and high end features. Dip in the pool, relaxing on the deck or a surf at the patrolled beaches just down the street, this is coastal lifestyle at it’s very best. Asking below replacement cost you simply can’t go wrong. Go on…spoil the whole family.
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CONTACT Lee Sutherland 0499 99 33 11 Grant Cheatham 0497 845 598
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1. 10 Middleton Crescent BUDERIM
$1 070 000
6. 25 Mooloolah Island MINYAMA
$2 700 000
2. 13 Danielle Place BUDERIM
7. 2/5A Sorensen Avenue BUDERIM
3. 10 Springbrook Grove BUDERIM
8. 104A Dixon Road BUDERIM
9. 52 Gilbert Street BUDERIM
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31 Lush Green Mountain Top Acres Level home site ready to build, close to Montville, lovely views and endless water. • Huge dam covering 4.5 acres • Mostly cleared with Kikuyu pasture • Easy drive to Cafes, Shops and Beaches • Fenced into paddocks, all with water • Bore with endless clean potable water • Extensive local & distant views
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Choose from 24 acreage lots that range in size from 1.5 acres to 5 acres, with prices starting from just $325,000. Now is your chance to build your dream home in the countryside and enjoy a lifestyle where you can raise your family in a new quiet, safe rural residential neighbourhood. The majority of these elevated acreage lots will suit slab on ground homes.
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PLATYPUS CREEK COMES OFF PLATYPUS CREEK ROAD, OFF THRUSHS ROAD.
The Sunshine Coast’s Newest Acreage Land Release located in the beautiful rolling hills of Dulong
4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car
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Conveniently located in the heart of Buderim, this charming family home is positioned on a generous 809m2 block with enviable northeast aspect and stunning ocean views. Spread over two levels, it combines classic character with functional living spaces and is complimented by a sparkling, family-sized pool. Boasting street appeal from its elevated position, the home is set back from the street behind a secure remote controlled gate. Featuring neutral tones and warm, polished timber flooring, the front entry opens into a well-defined living room, flooded with natural light. Perfect for effortless entertaining, the kitchen includes a servery directly out to the deck.
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COOLUM BEACH U13 ‘Coolum Cove’ 1682-1684 David Low Way 2
LIVE THE LIFE AT FIRST BAY • Recently refurbished open plan living apartment with air conditioning • Italian designer style floor tiling all throughout • Kitchen features modern cons, 2 Pac finished cupboards, drawers and pantry; as well as a tiled splashback and ceiling fitted skylight • Master bedroom features a recently renovated ensuite, walk in robe, and balcony setting with a unique floor plan • ‘Coolum Cove’ complex features an in ground swimming pool
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2 X OVERSIZED BLOCKS – NORTH FACING IN VIBRANT BLI BLI! • 2 Premium generous building lots available – Front Lot 20 School Road – 1250m² & rear battle-axe Lot 21 – 1050m² - ready to build now! • DUPLEX possibility considered subject to town planning consent! • Lots of space for your family home, shed, & outdoor entertaining areas • Blocks offer a gentle slope with desirable sunny north facing aspect for tranquil living within a friendly community! • Call/email agent now for promo booklet with all details!
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COOLUM BEACH U3 Fielden Place 9 Link Cres
COOLUM BEACH U10 ‘Seacove Resort’ 7 Seacove Lane
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• Situated within Coolum’s growing “Centra Park” industrial estate • Industrial/shed warehouse – approx129m2 shed with mezzanine level, tilt slab panels & high clearance roller door for access • Air- Conditioned mezz office, downstairs kitchenette & full bathroom • Currently tenanted - Bite sized shed ideal for owner/occupier or investor (including self-managed super funds) • BE QUICK TO VIEW - EMAIL FOR DETAILED BROCHURE TODAY!
• Surprise package – fully furnished – stylish1 x 1bedroom unit plus self contained suite – stay in one, rent the other or both – versatility for those looking for weekender or weeks on end with $$$$income also! • Balcony overlooking sparking lagoon pool & rear terrace capturing views onto Stumers Creek! • Nestled in a bush setting – for tranquil holiday escape! • 5min stroll to esplanade shops & patrolled surfing beach
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his home is located a short walk from Dicky Beach. The contemporary, two-storey home consists of three living spaces, a gourmet kitchen, four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an office and garage. Designed and built only seven years ago, this residence with its innovative floor plan, high ceilings and neutral colours throughout, has been designed to take advantage of the amazing Sunshine Coast climate. It features an open-plan, light-filled interior with louvred windows throughout to capture the ocean breezes and sound of the surf.
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LOT 216 Agility Place, Birtinya 4+ • • • • •
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Master suite with walk-in robe and ensuite Air conditioning to main living area Stone benchtops to kitchen European stainless steel appliances Carpets to bedrooms and tiles throughout
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25 TINBEERWAH STREET, DICKY BEACH
Thompson Sustainable Homes are a Sunshine Coast builder specialising in small lot, built-to-boundary house and land packages. Working with local builders and world-class suppliers we’ve created a range of modern, environmentally sensible homes that are both affordable and extremely liveable. We make owning a home within a high-value estate accessible to anyone. That’s our aim: To produce stylish modern homes, made under the strictest standards, which are both energy efficient and suitable for all lifestyles and family sizes. If you’re looking for an innovative, affordable and sustainable home on the Sunshine Coast, in a highly sought-after estate, a Thompson home is a sensible choice.
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MOOLOOLABA 48 Tarwarri Crescent
Picture Your Family Here! Waterfront Entertainer, Sought After Address, Walk To Beach!
Offers over $1.9m View Saturday 6th January 11-11:30am Wednesday 10th January 6-6:30pm
Filled with cool coastal tones and spacious living zones, this is the ultimate beachside lifestyle home. Pristine throughout, no expense spared. With masses of storage, grassy areas for children and pets to play, there is room for everyone and everything. A tightly held quiet pocket and with non-waterfronts in Mooloolaba exceeding million dollar prices, this is great value and a fantastic investment in your lifestyle and portfolio. • Landscaped 878m2 with 26 m water frontage • Expansive all-weather alfresco entertaining • Gazebo, 8x3m pontoon with jet ski & kayak storage
• Inground salt water pool & infinity covered spa • Only steps to everything Mooloolaba has to offer • Irreplaceable location and lifestyle
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BUDERIM INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY
nvestors will be interested in this opportunity to purchase a home with a granny flat, or dual-key investment. It is 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 has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two car accommodation. It is leased for $440 per week. The second space has two bedrooms, one bathroom and one car space and is rented for $330 per week.
11 HONEY SUCKLE COURT, BUDERIM 5 bed, 3 bath, 3 car $699,000 Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Steve Turner 0412 679 488
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IMBIL 3360 MARY VALLEY ROAD
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Impossible? Not so at all!! Magnificent character home built to highest standard. Beautifully maintained, solid brick with high ceilings. Upper story insulated by concrete slab for comfort & sound. Grand timber staircase to 4 large bedrooms, renewed bathroom & ensuite. New kitchen with stone bench tops, quality appliances & dishwasher. Refurbished inground pool with new filter & pump. Surrounded by glorious easy care gardens creates privacy not normally found in town. This property represents outstanding value. 40 Image Flat Rd, Nambour Open: 9.30 – 10.00 Saturday & Sunday Price: Offers from $725,000 considered Ian Black 0407 587 503
LOWSET MODERN QLDER KUREELPA
All the features that have made the “Queenslander” such a popular character home for decades have been replicated in this outstanding home. Steeply pitched roof creating cathedral ceilings internally, beautiful mellowed hardwood floors throughout and wrap around verandahs the final touch to providing originality of appearance. Adding immensely to the verandah’s functionality is an enormous extension to the northeast to create the most magnificent outdoor room imaginable. View photos and video @ dayandgrimes.com 18 Goodey Way, Kureelpa Open: 11.00 – 11.30 Saturday & Sunday Price: Offers from $695,000 Ian Black 0407 587 503
Lifestyle Opportunity Opportunities like this one don’t come around all to often, a near new beautiful 5 bedroom home nestled in the Mary Valley complete with a fully operational commercial kitchen, restaurant and café to boot. One for the discerning buyer! • 5 Bedrooms, main with ensuite and walk-in robes • Spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area • Air-conditioning and fans throughout • Verandahs both front and back of house • Beautiful views of the Mary Valley • Operational restaurant/café/commercial kitchen at the front of property • Land Size: 1.92ha INSPECT Contact Agent FIRST NATIONAL CAROLANS 5441 1344 JAMIE COSTELLO 0426 811 956 ANDY SHARMA 0410 989 177 WEB www.carolans.net
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UNIT 1002 ‘RIVA’ 42 DUPORTH AVE
Captivating 10th Floor Panorama Wake up every morning to stunning sunrises from the idyllically positioned North East facing Maroochydore waterfront apartment. This exceptional residence achieves a high level of comfort in its design and style and delivers an overwhelming sense of space with its high ceilings and a luxurious feeling of openness created from floor to ceiling glass featured in the open plan living areas. Stand out Features include: • 2 Secured parking spaces and storeroom • Gymnasium and 20m heated lap pool • Floating pontoon for residents • Separate powder room and separate office • Internal: 181m2 Balcony: 44m2, Total: 225m2 AUCTION On site Saturday 20th January at 5pm INSPECT Saturday 6th & Wednesday 10th January 4-5pm FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5444 0800 JEAN HAMER 0419 034 500 & SUZANNE ANNABEL 0411 106 791 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au Beerwah - 5494 6444 myweeklypreview.com.au
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NEW COMMERCIAL AGENCY NOW OPEN “Due to high demand from our existing clients we have now opened our first office on the Sunny Coast”
2 Private Property has extended its services to the Sunshine Coast commercial real estate market, opening an office in Caloundra Village Shopping Centre at Ormuz Avenue, Caloundra. Stuart Moody, the director of property says, “Due to high demand from our existing clients we have now opened our first office on the Sunny Coast. We aim to provide institutional-style property management
and facility management to the private owners on the Sunshine Coast from Caloundra to Noosa. For many years we have been servicing the Gold Coast, Ipswich and Sunshine Coast regions from our Brisbane office. “On the Sunshine Coast we have secured the services of local property manager Glynnis Henderson.” Ms Henderson will join with facilities manager Bill McCarthy and together they
will spearhead the expansion on the Sunshine Coast. “Both Glynnis and Bill have lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast and know the area and local people well though their ongoing interaction in the community,” says Mr Moody. K2 Private Property is a subsidiary of Keystone Private, which also provides extensive accounting, wealth management, family continuity and cyber security services. This combination provides K2 Private Property clients with a highly professional day-to-day property management service with access to a far broad skill set for the same fee other agencies charge for a basic service.
HARMONY’S FIRST FAMILY MOVES IN The first residents have moved in at AVID Property Group’s $3 billion Palmview development, Harmony. Ben Francis and his partner Caisa Tottszer, both aged 21, are among the first of 12,000 residents expected to move in to the masterplanned community over the next 15 to 20 years. “It [was] great to move in just in time for the holidays and we can’t wait to entertain with family and friends in our new home,” Mr Francis says. “We were looking to buy a house for around six months and looked at places and developments all over the Coast. “We decided to buy a piece of land in Harmony, as we had heard great things about the plans for the development, as well as it being so central to everything on the Sunshine Coast. “I work in Caloundra and my partner works in Noosa, so it is the perfect location for us. We both grew up on the Sunshine Coast and love the lifestyle here. “We decided to build a three-bedroom, single-storey house with local Sunshine Coast builder NuTrend Quality Homes. “Together with AVID, our buying and building process was easy, which was great for us as first homebuyers.” AVID Property Group Queensland
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Homeowners Ben Francis and Caisa Tottszer with Harmony’s community development officer Susana Waldron general manager Bruce Harper says it is exciting to be welcoming the first residents at Harmony. “Harmony has been almost 10 years in the making and it is rewarding to finally see our first residents settling in and buyers’ dreams becoming a reality,” Mr Harper says. “We are looking forward to hosting a range of events, like long table dinners, that will help residents meet their neighbours and develop lifelong friendships. “It really is a hive of activity on site and with lots of homes due for completion
next year, we can’t wait to grow our community in the heart of the Sunshine Coast.” Once complete, Harmony will feature 4800 homes and 100 hectares of open space, including Queensland’s first grand linear park, and a large town centre. Harmony is also home to the largest display village on the Sunshine Coast, Harmony Display World, showcasing 43 architecturally designed homes from 25 local and national builders.
WE TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT VANESSA FENWICK firstname.lastname@example.org Belle Property Buderim I 5445 5988 Suite 2, 90 Burnett Street, Buderim
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eight exclusive lifestyle acreage lots available. With lot sizes ranging from 1.5 to 3 acres, each block has it’s own unique aspect whether it be useable land bordered by the translucent Platypus Creek to elevated blocks that peer down on the surrounding Dulong valley. With lot prices starting from $325,000, you’ll need to act fast. For more information phone Roger Loughnan Real Estate on 5478 5288. 198 - 218 Dulong Road, Dulong.
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Located in one of Buderim’s premium streets, this dual-level home has been meticulously renovated to exacting standards, resting on a fully fenced 311m2 block in a quiet, family-friendly cul-de-sac. Landscaped gardens lead past the front deck to the entry of the home, opening directly into a modern, airconditioned open-plan living and dining room. With separate living areas over two levels, the downstairs zone is cleverly designed for relaxed, low-maintenance living, extending to the rear courtyard through glass sliding doors. The new kitchen overlooks the entire space and offers a servery out to the covered entertaining area, perfect for alfresco dining.
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6.30pm News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens Summer. 8.30 Tennis. Hopman Cup. Evening 6. Australia v Germany. From Perth Arena. Brisbane International. Night 6. Men’s quarter-ﬁnal and Women’s semi-ﬁnal. From the Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Embassy. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Firewall. (2006) (M) Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany. The family of a security expert is kidnapped. 10.40 MOVIE Out Of The Furnace. (2013) (MA15+)
6pm Cricket. Big Bash League. Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers. From the Gabba, Brisbane. 9.40 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Guests include Warren Beatty and Peter Capaldi. 10.30 48 Hours: Killer App. (M) A look at the murder of Nicole Lovell. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.
6pm Food Safari. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Human Planet: Oceans – Into The Blue. 8.30 MOVIE Monty Python And The Holy Grail. (1975) (PG) Graham Chapman, John Cleese. King Arthur searches for the Holy Grail. 10.10 Six. (MA15+)
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6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Border Patrol. (PG) 7.30 Disobedient Dogs Make You Laugh Out Loud. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Click. (2006) (M) Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale. A man is gifted a magic, universal remote. 10.45 The Goldbergs. (PG)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Great Getaways. (PG) 8.30 20 To One. (PG) Hosted by Erin Molan and Dave Thornton. 9.30 Better Late Than Never. (PG) Part 2 of 4. 10.30 Flash Families. (M) 11.30 Pompidou. (PG)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers. From Spotless Stadium, Sydney. 10.10 Blue Bloods. (M) A police ofﬁcer is attacked by a mob. 11.00 The Project.
7.30pm Great British Railway Journeys. (PG) 8.05 Shane Delia’s Recipe for Life. 8.35 The Truth About Your Health: Detox Debunked. A look at cuttingedge health trends. 9.30 Chance. (MA15+) 10.20 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. 9.10 Walliams And Friend. 9.40 Episodes. 10.45 Buzzcocks. 11.15 The Ofﬁce. 11.35 30 Rock.
7pm News. 7.30 Hopman Cup. Evening 6. Aust v Germany. Brisbane International. Night 6. Men’s quarter-ﬁnal and Women’s semi-ﬁnal. 8.30 Selling Houses Aust.
7pm Hopman Cup. Evening 6. Aust v Germany. Brisbane International. Night 6. Men’s quarter-ﬁnal and Women’s semi-ﬁnal. 10.00 Mixology. (M) 11.00 Mixology. 11.30 Mixology.
7.30pm MOVIE K-9. (1989) (PG) James Belushi, Mel Harris. 9.30 MOVIE Stand By Me. (1986) (M) Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman. 11.20 WWE Smackdown. (MA15+)
6pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 Are You Being Served? (PG) 7.30 Clash Of The Collectables. 8.30 MOVIE Caddyshack II. (1988) (M) 10.30 Filthy Rich. (M) 11.30 Southern Justice.
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. 7.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 10.30 MOVIE Redirected. (2014) (MA15+) Vinnie Jones, Scot Williams, Gil Darnell.
6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Raymond. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE My Super Ex-Girlfriend. (2006) (M) Luke Wilson, Uma Thurman. 10.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 11.30 James Corden.
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 Life On The Edge. 7.30 The Yorkshire Vet In Autumn. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 10.30 Damned Designs: Don’t Demolish My Home.
7pm Hopman Cup. Final. Brisbane International. Night 7. Women’s Final and women’s doubles ﬁnal. 10.00 Mixology.
7.30pm MOVIE Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. (1986) (PG) Matthew Broderick. 9.40 MOVIE The Breakfast Club. (1985) (M) Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez. 11.40 Balls Of Steel Australia. (MA15+)
7pm MOVIE Silverado. (1985) (PG) Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Scott Glenn. 9.50 MOVIE The Quick And The Dead. (1995) (MA15+) Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe.
6pm Football: Just For Kicks. 6.40 A-League. Round 14. Melbourne City v Wellington Phoenix. 9.00 David Att’s Planet Earth. 10.00 MOVIE Dumb Criminals: The Movie. (2015) (MA15+)
6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 The Loop. 9.00 Will & Grace. (PG) 11.30 Everybody Loves Raymond.
7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. 8.45 Melbourne Comedy Festival: The Great Debate.
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. (M) 10.00 Cities Of The Underworld. (PG)
7pm Tennis. Brisbane International. Night 8. Men’s ﬁnal. 9.30 MOVIE American Reunion. (2012) (MA15+) Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan. 11.45 NFL. NFL.
7pm MOVIE Junior. (1994) (PG) Arnold Schwarzenegger. 9.15 MOVIE Kindergarten Cop. (1990) (M) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller. 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (M)
6.30pm Weather Gone Viral. (PG) 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 Jack Taylor. (MA15+) 10.30 Filthy Rich. (M) 11.30 The Closer. (M)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Scorpion. (PG) 7.30 David Att’s Planet Earth. 8.30 GC Cops. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE The Bag Man. (2014) (MA15+) 11.10 Car Crash Global: Caught On Camera.
6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Raymond. 7.30 Cram! (M) 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 9.30 Sex And The City. (M) 10.00 MOVIE Is This The Real World. (2015) (MA15+) Sean Keenan, Greg Stone.
7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Upper Middle Bogan. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 Miniseries: Ill Behaviour. 10.00 Inside Amy Schumer.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Cold Feet. (M) 8.30 Inspector Morse. (M) 10.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 Keeping Up Appearances. (PG)
6.30pm Fast4. Aust v The World. Featuring Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev. 9.30 World’s Toughest Cops. (M) 10.30 World’s Angriest. 11.30 Ax Men.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Wayne’s World. (1992) (PG) 9.30 MOVIE Beverly Hills Cop III. (1994) (M) Eddie Murphy. 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG)
6pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 Are You Being Served? 7.30 Airport Security Colombia. 8.30 Airport 24/7: Miami. (PG) 9.30 Truth And Lies: The Menendez Brothers. (MA15+)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. 7.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 10.30 Elementary. (M)
6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 Medium. (M) 11.30 The Late Late Show With James Corden.
7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Black Comedy. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 Red Dwarf. 10.00 Wasted. 10.30 Buzzcocks. 10.55 The Ofﬁce.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Hospital. (M) 8.30 Inspector Morse. (PG) 10.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 Keeping Up Appearances. (PG)
6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Strip N’ Rip. (M) 8.30 Counting Cars. (M) 9.30 Outback Truckers. (M) 10.30 Ice Road Truckers. 11.30 American Hoggers.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Wayne’s World 2. (1993) (PG) Mike Myers. 9.30 MOVIE Cliffhanger. (1993) (M) Sylvester Stallone. 11.45 Jail: Big Texas. (M)
6pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 Are You Being Served? (PG) 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.50 Cold Case. (M) 11.50 Heartbeat. (PG)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars. 7.30 48 Hours. 8.30 Homicide: Hours To Kill. (M) 9.30 48 Hours. (M) 10.30 Highlander.
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Sucker. (2015) (M) John Luc, Timothy Spall. 10.35 Will & Grace. (PG) 11.30 James Corden.
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 Asian Provocateur. 10.00 The Trip. 10.30 Buzzcocks.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Vicious. (M) 8.00 Vicious. (PG) 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (PG) 10.30 Brit Cops. (M) 11.30 Keeping Up Appearances. (PG)
9pm MOVIE 30 Minutes Or Less. (2011) (MA15+) Jesse Eisenberg. 10.40 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 11.40 What Went Down. (M) 12.10am Klondike Gold Fever. (M)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear. (1991) (PG) 9.15 MOVIE Days Of Thunder. (1990) (M) Tom Cruise. 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG)
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 Big Bash League. Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Animal Attraction. 8.30 MOVIE Psycho. (1998) (M) 10.40 Homicide: Hours To Kill.
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Will & Grace. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 9.30 Dating Naked. (M) 10.30 Chopper’s Republic Of Anzakistan.
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. 10.20 Buzzcocks. 10.50 The Ofﬁce. 11.10 30 Rock.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Bargain Hunt. 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 9.30 Houdini & Doyle. (M) 10.30 Catch Phrase. 11.15 Keeping Up Appearances.
9pm MOVIE Blue Thunder. (1983) (M) Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark. 11.15 Baggage Battles. (PG) 11.45 Klondike Gold Fever. (M)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult. (1994) (PG) 9.05 MOVIE The Last Boy Scout. (1991) (MA15+) Bruce Willis. 11.15 WWE Raw. (MA15+)
6pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 Are You Being Served? (PG) 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 The Commander. (MA15+) 10.15 Filthy Rich. (M) 11.15 Death In Paradise. (M)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Big Bash League. Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers. 7.30 Car Crash Global: Caught On Camera. 8.30 MOVIE Another 48 Hrs. (1990) (M)
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