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ISSUE 482 January 12, 2018
FROM THE EDITOR
eadline day at MWP is always hectic. So, it certainly didn’t help when I arrived to work 15 minutes later than usual this morning. As I threw myself down into my chair and scrambled to turn on my computer, I noted that additional traffic and busy roads mean one thing – holiday season. This in turn equates to a stronger economy for our region, which is something worth celebrating, not complaining about. From what we hear, it has been a successful tourism season, which is great for local business. Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford speaks with us in this week’s local news story about the solid start to 2018 and what this means for our economy. This edition, we also take a look at a more serious issue – floods and the impact they have on our lives. I will never forget the 2011 floods that terrorised southeast Queensland. As a journalist covering the event, you are given a glimpse into the lives of those impacted most. It was heartbreaking. And, while we hope that we never experience a flood of that magnitude again, it’s important to be prepared and spread the awareness message – if it’s flooded, forget it. You can read our story on page 14. From wild weather to wildlife warriors, celebrity naturalist Steve Backshall graces this week’s cover on the eve of his first visit to the Sunshine Coast. We also have travel, puzzles, beauty, entertainment, property and My home. Happy reading.
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RIDING HIGH Where do you live? In a little old beach shack in Coolum Beach. First job? Washing dishes in a cafe in Coffs Harbour. What are you currently working on? I’m putting together a few collections for my new website – I’m always working on my photography. In between my photo missions, I work as a chef at a fresh new cafe in Maroochydore, called Two Point Oh. Your family includes… My mum and her partner in New South Wales; my old man and his partner, who are caravanning around Australia; and my sister and her hubby in Coffs Harbour. I’m lucky enough to have a bunch of awesome extended family here too.
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First car? I started on a motor bike – a DT-175 dirt bike with Marlee Owen’s photo a milk crate on the back. When Aqua Ninja I was 16, I used to strap my surfboard on the side, pack some camping gear and take off on little adventures. Favourite book? My dad gave me a series of novels by Jean M Auel. The Clan of the Cave Bear was the first in the series. It was the first book I read in which I got truly engrossed in the story as I never really read much when I was younger. What are you reading now? Mostly just reading up on photography mags at the moment. I’m always trying to learn something new. I’m also getting inspiration from a few surfing mags, as well as other ocean photographers like Ray Collins. Favourite song? Hardest. Question. Ever. 2+2=5 by Radiohead is definitely on the list. And Organ Donor by DJ Shadow – so many good times have been had to that tune! Definitely a few from Tool and Jurassic 5. I’m also vibing on Traveling Light by Talib Kweli at the moment. Best advice you’ve received? Don’t do things by halves.
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DRIVING THE MESSAGE HOME It’s summer’s rallying cry from emergency services – if it’s flooded, forget it. But while the message might be getting through to most members of the community, many people still risk their lives – and other people’s – in floodwaters. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.
“Swift water is a very unstable and unpredictable environment. The power of water is so extreme and people underestimate it” – Peter Watson
n May 2, 2015, a massive storm cell hit the south-east corner of Queensland and caused some of the worst flash-flooding in the region’s history. The east coast low caused havoc across the Sunshine Coast, with Caboolture copping the worst of the deadly cells, which dumped 360 millimetres of rain in less than 24 hours. Five people lost their lives when their cars were swept away in floodwaters, and Deb Graham*, a 39-year-old Morayfield woman and her 60-year-old mother, came close to being added to the list of fatalities. “I had just done the grocery shopping with Mum and we were five seconds from home,” Mrs Graham says. The pair was caught in the chaos of flash-flooding – cars racing to get home and people running for shelter. As they headed home, they didn’t realise the road at the bottom of a hill near their home was flooded and found themselves caught unawares. Water hit their car and it began to float. Daylight was fading as the car quickly filled with water. The electric windows were up and the switches ceased to work. Water pressure forced the doors shut and the car was sinking. They found themselves underwater, in the dark and cold, fearing they were about to die. The older woman began to pray. “Mum had got the groceries stuck in the door and miraculously, she got it open,” Mrs
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Graham says. She swam around and opened her daughter’s door and the pair swam to the surface, leaving behind their car and everything in it. They were swept downstream, helping each other stay afloat, grabbing at trees along the way, fighting for life for half an hour before help came when a man in a 4WD rescued them. “Mum got trapped by vines and they had to untangle her,” Mrs Graham says. “She took in a lot of water and was vomiting. It has taken up to recently to not be terrified of driving and I’ll only have cars with windows
who was in a car behind him, watched on. Peter Watson, the station officer at Maroochydore Fire Station, was one of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services swift water technicians called to assist. “We searched the banks and it was quite an arduous process, it was a very stormy night and an extremely remote rural location,” he says.” We were out for five or six hours searching, and nothing was found. “We decided to resume at first light, which was only a few hours away. We went back to the causeway where it first happened
“The guys are very well trained, but it is rough on them. Your greatest hope is you will hear someone call out when you call out to them or they see the torchlight” Peter Watson
that aren’t electric. If it starts to rain, I have massive anxiety,” she says. Mrs Graham and her mother were lucky to escape with their lives. Gympie man Neil Andrews was not so fortunate. In October last year, the 67-year-old died when he tried to cross a flooded causeway and his car was swept away while his distressed wife,
and started working our way down the back, with two teams on either side. The guys are well trained in reading hydrology – reading what the water is doing and why. “There was a very subtle change in hydrology in the middle that indicated something was submerged. We sent a swimmer out who discovered straight away
it was a car. It was only two feet under the water but couldn’t be seen. When we got it to the bank we discovered there was an occupant and had to go through the process of removing the occupant. “We knew the family was present when we were doing the recovery – we were conscious of that and sensitive to that. It’s not good; it’s never something you want. The guys are very well trained, but it is rough on them. Your greatest hope is you will hear someone call out when you call out to them or they see the torchlight.” In Australia, floods are ranked second (behind heatwaves) in terms of the total number of natural hazard fatalities since 1900, according to a 2016 report by the Bushfire & Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Centre. An Analysis of Human Fatalities from Floods in Australia 1900-2015 found that since 1900, 1859 people in Australia have died in floods and most people have died while attempting to cross a bridge, causeway, culvert or road, either on foot or in a vehicle. While most victims were capable of independent action and aware of the flood, the speed and depth of the water took them by surprise. Most were trying to get home when they were caught out, though playing in floodwater was also a major cause of death, particularly for children and young adults. More women and children died in floods due myweeklypreview.com.au
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the water, it’s the damage that’s occurred underneath they can’t see. The road could be washed away underneath.” Ms Young is no longer surprised by some of the things people do around floodwater, like parents allowing children to swim in it. One of the jobs she’ll never forget was a group of children playing in swift water in Brisbane. One child, who was only seven, was swept against a stormwater grate and drowned. “In Bundaberg recently, we had two young guys stuck on the roof of their vehicle,” she says. “Just the roof was exposed, so they decided they would just sit there and have some beers. We had to send a swift water crew through. It was quite dangerous because if they had slipped off and got caught in the fast running water, it must end up somewhere and that’s usually a drain. You
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to the decisions of others – for example, being a passenger in a vehicle. The majority of people on foot died during the day, whereas those in vehicles were more likely to die at night, when visibility was poorer. While flood deaths have been declining since the early 1960s, those associated with motor vehicles are on the rise, particularly those associated with 4WD vehicles, which have increased over the past 15 years. Most drivers have been men. “Our research has shown that many people simply ignore warnings and road closure signs,” the report says. The research indicates that people drown in their vehicle as a result of the vehicle being inundated, being swept away, trying to escape a vehicle by attempting to swim or walk to safety, or by being thrown from a vehicle. Vehicles can either be willingly driven into floodwaters, enter floodwater without warning, or be parked and suddenly surrounded by floodwater. Explanations from motorists deliberately entering floodwater include not taking warnings seriously, not understanding the dangers, underestimating the risk, being impatient and thinking that they are invincible. This is not news to Michelle Young. The director of regional operations for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services north coast region, which covers Beerwah to Bundaberg, has seen it all and is concerned the ‘If it’s flooded, forget it’ message isn’t getting through. She says as little as one centimetre of water is enough for a car to lose grip, depending on speed. “We see this every season – more and more people attempting to drive through,” she says. “People say they understand, but time and time again, people are not driving to the conditions, driving at high speeds at night in the pouring ran and they think, that’s only a few inches deep, I’ll drive through it. We’re finding about 50 per cent of 4WD and ute owners say ‘my car is prepared for this’ and they drive through because they think it can handle the terrain. They lose control of the vehicle and sadly, people lose their lives. “The thing I find every time is, it was only a foot of water but it’s not necessarily
will be pushed hard against a drain and you won’t be able to get out.” Cameron Herbert was a state swift water rescue instructor and now works as the technical rescue co-ordinator for the north coast region, in charge of about 50 swift water rescue technicians, most based on the Sunshine Coast. He believes people are naturally more afraid of fire than water, but it’s the latter that’s more dangerous. “The thing with swift water is it’s a very unstable and unpredictable environment,” he says. “It’s probably the most dangerous environment. The power of water is so extreme and people underestimate it. In these events, it’s generally very murky so you don’t know what’s underneath. There could be trees, people could get their foot stuck between tree branches, a grate underneath or a man hole could be dislodged. There are dangerous obstacles underneath the water you can’t see.” Mr Herbert, Mr Watson and Ms Young are all in agreement that what people don’t take into account when they choose to enter floodwaters is the lives of the rescuers that will be put at risk in the line of duty. “During Tropical Cyclone Debbie, I had very strong words with a gentleman up there who was wanting to drive past me into floodwaters and we’d just pulled 13 people off the highway,” says Mr Watson. “He had two females in the car. I said, ‘What do you think you’re doing?’. We’ve just pulled 13 people off the highway and you’re going to be next.’ “A lot of people in rural areas probably go through river crossings in 4WDs, but they don’t realise that in floods, the road can be washed away. It doesn’t take much for a car to become buoyant. Once the tyres aren’t on the road, they’re in trouble. People are complacent and they get their ambitions mixed up with their capabilities. “The big message we always push – and it’s not a cliche – is, if it’s flooded, forget it. Have alternative plans and don’t take those unnecessary risks. By doing that, you put yourself in danger and if you’re lost, then your whole family suffers, but you’re also putting potentially dozens of other lives at risk to recover you or save you.”
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Former civil geotechnical and environmental engineer Paul Fraser of Maleny believes the ‘If it’s flooded, forget it’ slogan needs a rethink. “I think it’s really subjective and ambiguous,” he says. “They don’t quantify it. All they say is if there’s water over the road, don’t go through it. In heavy rain, there’s water over all roads. At what point do people make a judgement? There’s so many variables in terms of the velocity of the water across the road, the size of the vehicle, experience of the driver and the environment. I just think it needs to be a more complex message and smarten it up a bit, rather than having this broad, sweeping statement. “If they’re serious about it, I think they would start to target the problem areas and sort those sorts of things out by putting culverts and better depth indicators in.” Neither does Mr Fraser think the America slogan – ‘Turn around, don’t drown’ – is any better. “I don’t know where you turn around to, because sometimes people get trapped between two streams.” Mr Fraser recalls being stranded between two flooded rivers outside Dalby and spending the night in his car, rather than risk driving through. “A lot of people would be concerned and say, ‘we’ll just try to get through’. We stayed there the night and the next morning the water had gone down. I know the limitations of my vehicle and it’s not worth pushing it. I just think there’s a lot of inexperienced people and the education isn’t good enough. It’s always in the back of my mind, that this message is not really good enough.” Mr Watson disagrees. “Unfortunately, we must always shoot for the lowest common denominator,” he says. “I believe the slogan is simple and most of the time, that is exactly what is needed. A large number of our rescues are due to people entering obvious floodwater, similar to swimming in rips metres from the flags. The sad reality is, regardless of the message or publicity, we can’t legislate against poor decision making. Hence, the high demand for our service.” *Name changed to protect privacy.
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HAVE A ROARING GOOD TIME AT ENGINES ALIVE DAY Experience the raw power of some of the most iconic engines in aviation at the Queensland Air Museum’s first Engines Alive Day for 2018. Held on January 13 from 10am to 4pm, there will be plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Explore the impressive display of aircraft and aviation memorabilia, with the engines running at 11am and 1pm. There are WWII Jeep rides and a free jumping castle for the kids and the Vintage Calendar Girls will hold a fashion show at 11.30am. They will be selling their 2018 calendars throughout the day. Visit qam.com.au for details.
TIME RUNNING OUT FOR YAROOMBA BEACH SUBMISSIONS Debate surrounding Sekisui House’s Yaroomba Beach development has kicked into high gear as the closure on the public notification period on the development application before Sunshine Coast Council looms. Residents have until January 16 to have their say on the $900-million development, which includes a 220-room five-star Westin Coolum Resort & Spa, apartments and other dwellings, shops, restaurants, public parks and lifesaving amenities. For full details on the proposed development, visit yaroombabeach.com.au. Submissions can be sent to email@example.com before 5pm on January 16.
Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast are about to begin a new study into the situation awareness and hazard perception of experienced drivers aged 60 years and over. USC Senior Research Fellow Dr Bridie Scott-Parker says her team will use a state-of-the-art driving simulator and other methods to assess how senior motorists view possible road hazards. People who are aged 60 or over and drive at least two hours a month can volunteer for the research project. Each participant would be asked to complete a survey and have their view of a real roadway recorded on a GoPro camera during everyday driving for one week. For more information, email Clara Silvi at csilvi@usc. edu.au or call 5430 1165.
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There is further confirmation that Sunshine Coast foodies are living in heaven, with the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide 2018 awarding eight Coast restaurants with Chef Hats. Wasabi Restaurant in Noosa Heads was the highest-rated restaurant on the Coast. Others to make the cut include The Long Apron in Montville, Spirit House in Yandina, The Tamarind Restaurant in Maleny, Rickys River Bar and Restaurant in Noosa Heads, Noosa Beach House, Noosa Waterfront Restaurant and Locale Noosa.
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RUNNING WILD Charismatic British TV presenter Steve Backshall brings his Deadly 60 Downunder tour to the Sunshine Coast. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.
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him to the Sunshine Coast for the first time. To kids, the BAFTA award-winning presenter, writer and naturalist is a real-life action hero, but even heroes need their own idols to look up to, and Mr Backshall’s first hero was his dad.
“I just wanted to be him. He was massively into the outdoors, he was a very good natural athlete and he was my absolute idol, and I guess he kind of still is,” he tells My Weekly Preview. Mr Backshall grew up in a ramshackle house on a farm surrounded by animals. His parents, who both worked for an airline, took the family on adventurous trips to India and Africa, where Mr Backshall’s passion for far-flung places and exotic creatures was cemented. He studied English and theatre at university and his first job was writing for Rough Guides in his early twenties on a dismal wage. However, his real dream was to work with animals, so he created a job for himself. He bought a camera and self-funded a trip to Colombia, where he filmed himself traipsing through the jungle discovering wildlife. National Geographic immediately spotted his talent and signed him up for five years as their resident adventurer. Mr Backshall’s unbridled enthusiasm for wildlife and infectious way of presenting his encyclopaedic knowledge of zoology has earned him comparisons with the late Steve Irwin and even Sir David Attenborough, another of his heroes.
ith the instinct, intelligence and athleticism of his favourite animal, the wolf, Steve Backshall creeps into crevices in search of spiders, scorpions and snakes, climbs volcanoes, dives with sharks, wades through caiman-infested wetlands and is seemingly fearless in his pursuit of freaky creatures to feature in his BBC nature documentary series Deadly 60. Now airing in 137 countries, the show has snared a global audience of children who idolise the adventurer, and parents who find themselves planted on the couch with the kids, equally enthralled. In 2011 he won a BAFTA award for best children’s television presenter, while Deadly 60 won best factual series. Then in 2014, Mr Backshall won a legion of female fans when he donned a pair of tight pants and an unbuttoned shirt and swivelled his hips for UK show Strictly Come Dancing. The self-confessed workaholic holds a black belt in martial arts and is an author, having written 13 books including his children’s adventure fiction series The Falcon Chronicles. The multi-talented dynamo is in Australia during January and February for his Deadly 60 Downunder tour, which will
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“For anyone who does anything vaguely connected with what I do, Sir David Attenborough is an amazing hero,” he says. “I’ve been lucky enough to go to live events and see him speaking and he’ll have a room of hundreds of people hanging on his every word. “As far as influences go, I think Steve Irwin probably did more to increase the awareness of and interest in reptiles than anybody else in history,” he says. “I think his enthusiasm for and appreciation of, particularly crocodiles and snakes, took those animals worldwide to an awful lot of people who should not have been less interested. I think his charitable work and work in conservation wasn’t understood until he sadly passed.” Like the Crocodile Hunter, Mr Backshall’s gift is getting people who wouldn’t normally watch a nature documentary, particularly children, to be completely riveted with the wonders of the natural world. “It is my great shame to have been a part of the generation that has done more to harm this planet than any other,” he says. “I’m ashamed I’ll be leaving the planet in a worse position than it was when I got here. “A big part of my job is to let young people know that it’s in their hands now. They have a tremendous power to make a difference; they really can stand up and make the planet a better place and we’re relying on them. It is possible to reverse many of those changes, it
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is possible to start to set some of those ills right. Seeing that excitement and enthusiasm for making a positive difference, it’s just brilliant and that is why I do what I do.”
Steve Backshall’s Deadly 60 Downunder is on at The Events Centre Caloundra on Friday, January 12. Catch Deadly 60 on ABC iview.
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THANKS FOR COMING Tourism operators have enjoyed a solid start to 2018 thanks to warm weather and the region’s range of attractions. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
isitors have been flocking to the Sunshine Coast these school holidays and although the region has not experienced the recordbreaking Christmas holiday tourism boom of 2016/17, we have had a bustling start to the New Year. Beaches and aqua parks were a magnet, and visitors and residents alike visited The Wharf Mooloolaba to check out the new restaurant offerings and Aussie World to experience the new thrills. Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford says the combination of “typical summer” weather and an early Christmas holiday cruise ship visit by the Pacific Jewel on December 22 made for a great start to the festive tourism season. The ship brought an extra 2000 people to the Coast and an economic injection of $250,000 into the economy. “Generally across the board, accommodation houses started to fill up from December 23 and will become quieter again from January 21 with school returning from January 22,” Mr Latchford says. Although official figures are not yet in, Mr Latchford says he doesn’t believe we have achieved the figures of last Christmas,
“I think the entire tourism industry is in an upward swing” Simon Latchford
With less than 90 days to go until the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, teams from nine countries will soon arrive on the Sunshine Coast to begin preparations. “Not only will this mean millions of dollars injected into the economy during the visit, but if the teams feel welcome and have a great experience, it will be the word of mouth, media spotlight and return visitation that can expect to deliver longer term benefits,” he says. Mr Latchford says Gold Coast visitors will head north to the Sunshine Coast during the games period to escape the crowds. “So, let’s roll out the welcome mat, slap on a big smile and showcase the best experiences we have to offer.”
The beach is still a major drawcard for visitors to the region which was touted as the busiest in 10 years. “Given the significant rise in petrol prices compared to last year and Bruce Highway roadworks, I think these factors influence travel and holiday plans particularly from our drive market,” he says. “However, it has still been very buoyant with extra flights coming into Sunshine Coast Airport and lots of activity on offer to keep enticing people with reasons to return. “Overall, it has been a solid start to the season and operators have done a brilliant job but until we have the figures, it is a little premature to provide detailed commentary.”
Hotspots like Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Coolum and Noosa continue to thrive during the summer break due to the extra, and often free, entertainment and activities on offer. But Mr Latchford says visitors are also seeking out lesser-known areas, where the locals like to stay and play. “I think the entire tourism industry is in an upward swing and I am positive about where the Coast is headed and the exciting plans starting to be realised. However, there is still a lot of work to be done and we cannot become complacent and take our foot off the pedal,” he says.
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Helena Christensen’s youthful skin secret
Supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen will turn 50 this year and still looks amazing. She attributes her youthful skin to a new anti-ageing supplement called Lumity. She’s an ambassador for the product, which she says improves skin, hair and nails and boosts energy levels and overall wellness. She doesn’t wear a lot of makeup but has a few favourites:
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ISLAND MAGIC THAT’S HARD TO SHAKE Lizard Island’s lazy days are the perfect antidote to modern life. WORDS: By Sarah Motherwell, AAP
is still propped open by my index finger (I can’t remember the last time I read uninterrupted). My gaze is drawn to the secluded beach before me: white sand meeting the blue sky, framed by palm trees. My only company is the yellow-spotted monitor lingering at the edge of my porch where I’ve hung my bathers out to dry in the sun. All the furniture at the resort is dangerously comfortable and I’ve often found myself slipping into a light slumber. And I’m not the only one. Lizard Island is a premier destination for those seeking solace from life’s stresses without the hassle of planning a holiday. Everything from the gourmet meals at the open-air Salt Water Restaurant to the first-class service from the staff is taken
think there’s something following me. But the thought fills me with calm, not dread. Because that thing following me is a serenity I have surprisingly failed to shake – unlike the sand and seawater that washed so easily from my hair – since spending five days on Lizard Island. Weeks have passed since I took off back to Brisbane, back to the horns of traffic-jammed cars and intrusive chimes of email alerts. But as I sit under the fluorescent office lights, my mind is swept back to the Queensland oasis by the slightest prompt. A truck roars by the window and it starts again. This time, I’m back in the moment a landing Cessna stirred me from the daybed of my beachfront suite that felt more like home than hotel. The book in my hand
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TRAVEL care of the moment you arrive. The only thing a guest has to worry about is what delicious dish they wish to eat and which heavenly beach they wish to swim at. One of the simple joys about staying on Lizard Island, or hindrance as some might see it, is there is no phone reception or WiFi other than at select areas around the luxury resort. The restaurant is not one of them. Patrons embrace the lost art of mealtime conversation, unbroken by text messages or the compulsion to post pictures of their food to social media. It is partly the absence of a modern age utility in the guests’ rooms and around the island that allows you to truly let go and enjoy this paradise. Of course, if you are desperate to stay connected, reception is available at Cook’s Look, the tallest point on the island worth the four-hour return hike for its panoramic views alone. As I close my eyes, it is so easy to see the island before me, just like it was when I reached that peak. It is as if the potent vistas both land and sea and the tranquillity they bring are forever burned into my mind. A moment that makes my heart sing every time I think of it is snorkelling with turtles at Casuarina Beach near the Research Station. Lizard Island is surrounded by vibrant reefs teeming with life despite the recent and ongoing trials they have endured, including two cyclones and unprecedented coral bleaching. Casuarina Beach, however, is a patchwork of ivory sand and sea grass, perfect for hungry green turtles. We could see their heads rising above the surface taking in air even before we anchored. Underwater they were more concerned with lunch than humans lurching in the waist-deep shallows, frantically arranging their GoPros. Once the initial excitement wore off, it was replaced by a calm and deep appreciation for the treasured experience of floating with these graceful animals.
Upon our return to the beach house, a friend and I walked to the end of the bay and sat in the still crystal water to watch the colours of the sky change with the sinking sun. It was as close as possible to perfection. So, maybe it seems strange that everything after that moment has not, in some way, been tainted by comparison. The opposite is true. That completeness and liberation from everyday troubles that people often lose soon after a holiday has remained with me. Recurring guests all spoke of a nameless magic calling them back to Lizard Island, but having spent just a few nights under its stars I too have found myself under its spell. One I’m in not hurry to shake it. The email alerts can do their worst.
STAYING THERE The Reef Expedition package includes four nights’ accommodation, guided inner reef snorkel trips, full outer reef snorkel or dive, personal tour of Lizard Island Research Station and sunset drinks with all visiting researchers. Bookings are available for May, September and November 2018. Prices start at $5808 per person, twin share. Trips are limited to 12 people. For more, visit lizardisland.com.au.
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LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS
Sunshine Coast lawyer Kyle Kimball says our democracy is not truly representative and it’s time to imagine a better form of government.
Wasting less food by making meals with leftovers is just one way Sami Muirhead plans to revamp her life this year.
nstead of making steep New Year’s resolutions that I know I am never going to keep, I have been taking a few baby steps towards some actions I intend to carry out this year. I also have a few key words that I hope will help focus me this year. Those words include ‘being in the present’ (less screen time, less multitasking), ‘calmness’, and ‘simplifying’. We have a long way to go with our whirlwind lifestyle and chaotic and messy home. But decluttering has been in full swing in our house, we have been reading The Barefoot Investor’s book and we have made a conscious effort to try to consume less after the Christmas binge and to go for more walks to the river and beach. I am trying to meditate daily. I am also trying to spend an entire year ditching coffee cups and using a KeepCup. I am yet to jump on the stainless steel straw trend, but I feel that is coming my way soon. I am ready for change and calm in more areas of my life. School is starting soon and all those extra activities mean we mums and dads need to strap ourselves in for a wild ride and survive on coffee and wine to get through the blurred first term of school. Hang on – what about my new mantra of calmness and living with more purpose in simple daily routines? Breathe! I am also trying to cook more and use more of our food scraps. The death of Lady Flo has made me rediscover an old cookbook that was a present from my mum
when I left home over 20 years ago. Lady Flo Bjelke-Peteresen’s Classic Country Collection has withstood the test of time. Lady Flo not only gave us pumpkin scones, she was a trailblazer with using natural cleaning products and eating whole food. Quick quiche, family sultana cake and perfect baked custard are all back on the menu. The simple names and ingredients make me feel content and a little more in control of nourishing my children. Sunshine Coast Council has a competition called Love Your Leftovers to encourage us to share our favourite recipes made from leftovers aimed at saving us time, money and helping the environment. Food waste costs the country an estimated $20 billion every year. Environment Portfolio councillor Jenny McKay says it is all about getting creative: “Nationally, consumers throw away around 3.1 million tonnes of edible food a year, while another 2.2 million tonnes is disposed by the commercial and industrial sector,” she says. “I am looking forward to seeing all of the scrumptious recipe creations entered into the Love Your Leftover competition. These will all form part of an e-book to share, so you’ll always have different options to feed your family without needing to leave the house or fork out lots of money.” To share your recipe, head to the livingsmartqld.com.au website and then we can all brag we are eco warriors and published chefs. Nigella, eat your heart out.
Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator. For more from Sami you can hear her on Mix FM.
emocracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.’ – Winston Churchill What is it about representative democracy that makes it the default option for modern government? There appears, in the Western world at least, an unassailable assumption that democracy and freedom go hand in hand. To suggest otherwise is heresy. That said, I don’t think many would doubt that there exists a disillusionment throughout the democratic world; a distrust, at the very least, in those we have ‘chosen’ to represent us. Western parliaments are hostage to minority interests and powerful lobby groups. Parliament was never intended to be representative. It was established by the rich and powerful to protect self-interests and to keep the monarch in check. Through time, and political expediency, parliament has evolved to represent the rest of us as well. So now the career politician, funded in the main by the rich and powerful, continues under the respectable facade of representation of the masses; duly elected. Representative democracy is the go-to choice for government of the people – but not too many these days would suggest that it is ‘for the people’ (if it ever was). Only those in, or with designs upon, power actually maintain with any honest conviction that it works. Is it not then time to perhaps consider
alternatives? To discard the tired notion that our current version of democracy is acceptable because it’s better than all the others? Surely a modern society can imagine better. I wonder what our current members of the House would say about a parliament comprised of randomly selected members of society rather than elected politicians? With short stints, regularly replaced, a parliament comprised of citizen juries, supported by a strong and truly independent bureaucracy
“Parliament was never intended to be representative” – the advantages are obvious. The quaint notion that parliament in its current form is representative of all Australians could be put to bed. In its place, an aleatory democracy would benefit everyone, save those who currently enjoy the power of elected office. Who could provide a more illustrative view of our society’s needs and wants than a group chosen by lot; a cross-section of our broader public? Of course, a parliament that is truly representative of the nation no longer shackled by the vested interests of the powerful is a crazy idea, isn’t it?
Kyle Kimball is a senior director of Sajen Legal. He believes lawyers are their own worst enemies.
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o doubt all our readers have heard of Bitcoin and more broadly cryptocurrency. Fewer would be aware that the technology upon which Bitcoin trades – blockchain – is a type of distributed ledger and is very innovative. A company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange has taken the lead on this technology and in turn strengthened its position in the market. ASX Ltd is Australia’s primary securities operator, running both equity and futures markets, along with clearing and settlement services. The exchange has recently announced plans to replace its ageing post-trade clearing house electronic subregister system, known as CHESS (launched in
1994), with a system using distributed ledger technology. The decision follows feasibility testing over the past two years, with the timeline for transition to the new technology to be released to the market at the end of March 2018. Implementation will not occur until after 2019. A distributed ledger is a type of database that is shared, replicated and synchronised among members of a network, rather than stored in a central location. The distributed ledger records the transactions, such as the exchange of assets or data, among the network participants. Distributed ledger technology is particularly useful for financial transactions. It cuts inefficiencies and offers a secure way to create a tamper-proof log of sensitive activity, such as international money transfers or shareholder records. It is worth noting that a blockchain is just one type of distributed ledger; not all distributed ledgers employ block or chain transactions. In fact, the new ASX system will operate on a secure private network where users are known and have been ‘permissioned’ for access. The system will be designed without barriers to other market operators, or clearing and settlement facilities. It also gives customers a choice as to
how they use the ASX’s post-trade services. They will be able to connect in a similar way to now, or they can interact directly with the distributed ledger. We believe this method of implementation will be a positive for ASX as it will continue to control the settlement system and ownership data, but it also allows the exchange to leverage the technology’s benefits by making the ledger free of barriers to market operators, other clearing facilities and regulators. The transition to the new technology will be a multi-year process with most of the work beginning in fiscal 2019. The benefits from the new system are likely to provide a medium-term tailwind for ASX. This will be through additional revenue from the technology potentially replacing other IT infrastructure in the banks, settlement and custody functions, as well as the potential to capture richer data on share ownership, which could be used for new sources of data-related revenue. Chris Harris is an authorised representative (no 435773) of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances; you should determine its suitability to you. Before acquiring a financial product you should consider the relevant product disclosure statement. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Chris can be reached on 5430 4444.
A FOODIE’S PASSION The Sunshine Coast has a reputation for being a hub for foodies, farmers and food manufacturers, with more than 400 individual businesses in the region. A new food product range based on the Sunshine Coast is taking the local scene by storm. The Wholefood Artisan, created by Nick Grivas (pictured), includes three gourmet and healthy breakfast foods made from 100 per cent real food ingredients and suitable for those who eat paleo, vegan and gluten free. “Growing up in a Greek family, our kitchen was a place of warmth, love and a touch of magic. Of all the lessons my Mum Toula taught me, how to express love through food is the one that to this day, guides my heart and hands,’’ Mr Grivas says. The products are the first breakfast cereal to be manufactured in a cube-shaped box, allowing for better space utilisation for retailers and stackable stability.
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LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23)
VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23)
LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23)
SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22)
You’re keen to make connections, as Jupiter and Pluto highlight your family and work zones. It’s a wonderful week to initiate ideas within your circle. Attached Leo - with the sun and Venus visiting your relationship zone, get talking with your partner.
Jupiter and Pluto encourage you to reach out and help others, both within your circle of family and friends and within your local neighbourhood. You’ll find the close community connections you foster now will prove beneficial in the future.
The Jupiter/Pluto connection is fabulous for finances and domestic life. For some lucky Librans, an ambitious idea is set to boost your bank balance. Others will commence an exciting new chapter involving home or family.
This week’s auspicious Jupiter/Pluto aspect encourages you to broaden your horizons, expand your circle of influence, and make positive changes (locally and further afield). Jupiter (in Scorpio) also motivates you to be much more adventurous.
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PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20)
Are you ready to capitalise on good luck? This week (courtesy of the Jupiter/Pluto connection) you’ll be given the opportunity to or influence those around you. Others are looking for you to come up with the goods so get organised and don’t disappoint!
Saturn and Pluto amplify your drive and ambition. But these planets also rev up your ruthless side, which can alienate you from others. This week the Jupiter/Pluto link gives you a boost as you charm family members, win friends and influence people.
Tuesday’s Jupiter-Pluto connection will help to transform your career in positive and powerful ways. And with the sun and Venus shifting into your sign (on Thursday and Saturday) you’ll be at your attractive and amiable Aquarian best.
Jupiter and Pluto help you to prioritise your current commitments and plan your long-term goals for the future. If you work out a firm direction forward, then financial luck is waiting in the wings via a new job, client, promotion or bonus.
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7. What is the nickname of Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, recaptured in 2016? 8. According to Pink Floyd in The Wall, “we don’t need no education”, and what else don’t we need? 9. What breed of dog features as a token in a traditional game of Monopoly? 10. Hank Azaria (pictured) was ﬁrst cast to voice which character on The Simpsons?
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Partnerships receive a boost on Tuesday, when Jupiter and Pluto help you reform a relationship that’s been experiencing problems. Setting positive patterns of behaviour sees the union move to a deeper, more satisfying level in 2018.
QUIZ: 1. Birds 2. A crown 3. Croquet 4. Peru 5. Saturn 6. Istanbul 7. El Chapo 8. Thought control 9. Scottish Terrier 10. Moe Szyslak
CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 23)
Good fortune is heading your way in the form of a joint venture, a bonus or a gift. Tuesday night’s new moon heralds a fresh financial or sexual chapter. So smart twins will initiate a savings plan; attract a new love interest, or reboot a stale relationship.
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GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21)
Lady Luck is on your side and friendships are particularly favoured, as you link up with pals from home and far away. You’re in the mood to help a loved one through a rough patch or cheer up a work colleague who is down-in-the-dumps.
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TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21)
Eager rams often lack follow-through. So you can miss the career success boat because you are rushing around too much and rarely finish things. But this week it’s the perfect time to finish an ambitious project with a fiery flourish!
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RAISE A GLASS
Kyla Kirkpatrick, the Champagne Dame, adores this French tipple, and she’s coming to the Coast to share the love. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
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hampagne is known as the celebration drink, but the bubbly liquid is much more than an occasional tipple for Kyla Kirkpatrick – it is her way of life. Ms Kirkpatrick, who is an authority on champagne, is coming to the Coast later this month to host champagne master classes as the Champagne Dame.
A passion for all things champagne began to take hold when the self-proclaimed book worm’s love of historical literature led her to read a book about Napoleon Bonaparte and his connection to Jean-Rémy Moët. “They had this friendship and it became almost superstitious that Napoleon wouldn’t go into battle unless he had taken his soldiers into Champagne and given them some Dutch
courage,” Ms Kirkpatrick says. “This wine is a conduit to the past, one of those amazing wines that not only connected itself to so many families in Champagne, but also to the nobility. It was the wine of choice for kings and queens. “A lot of love, and care and history has been poured into every bottle and when I ran out of books and still had questions, I decided to write a letter to the gentleman who had written my favourite book on champagne and he quickly responded that I should come to Paris and he’d teach me everything he knew.” Just eight months later, Ms Kirkpatrick was recruited by the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton empire and sent to Sydney as an ambassador for Krug, Dom Pérignon, Moët, Clicquot and Ruinart. She now travels independently and presents her own classes. She says there are two big misconceptions about champagne. “The first is this connection with fancy parties, the French Riviera, celebrities and status. I think that champagne is actually the contrary. It’s about family and time. There is no finery in the Champagne region, no pomp and ceremony. Just people who are dedicated to their work and their vineyards,” she says.
“The second and the biggest misconception in Australia is that champagne is overpriced. It’s not. If anything, it’s too cheap. Champagne vineyards are home to the most expensive land in the world, the most expensive grapes in the world. Champagne has the most technical wine-making process, and then ages for longer than just about any wine on the planet.” Ms Kirkpatrick’s master class is the third special VIP event leading up to the inaugural 2018 Côte du Soleil Sunshine Coast French Festival. The two-day festival, to be hosted at Kings Beach, will showcase the fabulous culture, cuisine and lifestyles of the French. Festival organiser Lynette Croft says the weekend will be packed with entertainment such as music, burlesque and dancing. The Côte Du Soleil Sunshine Coast French Festival will be on July 28 from 9am to 8pm and July 29 from 10am to 8pm. There will also be a ‘Picnic in Provence’ event on April 15 in anticipation of the festival. Visit sunshinecoastfrenchfestival.com.au. The Champagne Dame is at the BreakFree Grand Pacific Resort in Caloundra on January 20 from 2pm to 5pm. Tickets are $129 and are available from stickytickets.com.au.
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SUNSHINE COAST BAND PRIMED FOR A BIG YEAR Sunshine Coast indie-rock band Fragile Animals is making an impact around Australia with its impressive debut EP, Light That Fades. Just one year into after forming, the three-piece group – Noosa’s Daniel Parkinson (guitar) and Victoria Jenkins (vocals/bass) and Nambour’s Kyle Shipton (drums) – has already toured interstate and had songs played on national broadcaster Triple J. Fragile Animals’ debut single Signals was shortlisted for the esteemed Vanda & Young Songwriting award, with follow-up singles Home and Light That Fades receiving extensive airplay around Australia. “You never know how your music is going to be perceived and so far the feedback has been positive,” Mr Parkinson says. “And being played on Triple J was a bit surreal, to be honest. I still can’t believe that all happened.” Fragile Animals recently completed its first tour of Sydney and Melbourne. Fragile Animals will play a headline show at Sol Bar in Maroochydore on January 13 at 8pm to launch the new single Smaller Circles, before recording new music. Entry is free.
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The Different Sides exhibition at Wan’din’in Arts Space Eumundi will show artworks in a variety of styles and mediums by Alan Pirie. Mr Pirie’s high level of skill and expertise is displayed in his realistic depictions of wildlife. These beautifully executed drawings have a strength that demands them to be studied for their lifelike qualities. Mr Pirie was recently a finalist in the Noosa Regional Gallery’s 2017 Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize and his many talents can also be seen in the sharp contrast of his oil paintings, which are created in a surrealist style using a very strong palette. Different Sides is on at Wan’din’in Arts Space at 73 Memorial Drive, Eumundi from January 12 to February 11. A Meet the Artist morning tea is on January 19 from 10.30am and Mr Pirie will run a drawing fundamentals workshop on February 2 from 10am to 1pm. For more information, email email@example.com.
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Bring the kids to Cooroy’s Butter Factory Arts Centre for free art activities hosted by the Queensland Art Gallery’s Kids on Tour exhibition. From creating their own ‘pocket orchestra’ with recorded sounds, to collaging and performance-based projects with distorted mirrors, Me, Myselfie and I invites children to experiment with creating self portraits. The free exhibition runs until January 16. Entry is free and children need to be accompanied by an adult. Visit butterfactoryartscentre.com.au. My Weekly Preview | January 12, 2018 35
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The styling and balance is perfect in this look from Melanie Lissack Interiors. Follow her on Instagram.
PERFECTING PURPLE The highly-anticipated release of Pantone’s Colour of the Year sets the style for the 12 months ahead and we are sure that this year will be no different. The Pantone Color Institute – the worldwide authority on colour – revealed the Ultra Violet hue at the close of 2017. Stylists, fashion designers and interior gurus have applauded the colour, which is described as “inventive and imaginative’’.
what Pantone says “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of Ultra Violet symbolises experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.”
SUBTLE TOUCHES Purple is bold, bright and can make a big statement. Introducing the hue into the home can be done in various ways. It doesn’t have to have a strong presence – add a subtle purple weave with a floor rug or throw, a decorative vintage vase, or beautify a room with pretty flowers strategically placed in a jar or quirky vase.
COLOUR FUSION Geometric lines and fluidity meet in this pastel fusion of colour entitled Amethyst Mine. It’s from Urban Road.
Purple has been used frequently in homes during the decades thanks to its ability to conjure thoughts of luxury, royalty and timelessness. Scour vintage stores to dig up unique pieces such as jewellery boxes, glasses, mirrors and lanterns.
TIP This royal purple works beautifully when matched with soft greys and jewel tones such as blue, pink and emerald.
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TOOL KIT Have good quality barbecue tools. Look for tools that have long handles to keep the heat at a distance. Stainless steel is also a good idea as the material won’t transmit heat or rust. Good quality cleaning tools are also essential to keep your cooking equipment well maintained when the job is done.
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PUT YOUR FEET UP Maroochydore’s Recliner House features a huge range of beautiful, functional La-Z-Boy recliners, so now every member of the family can relax in style.
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he new ‘First Class’ range from La-Z-Boy has just arrived at Recliner House, and owner Keith Moore is thrilled with the range. “These products really are gamechangers,” he says. “Especially the optional lithium-ion battery pack, which means that, for the very first time, you can enjoy the luxury and comfort of a La-Z-Boy power recliner, without electric cables trailing across the floor.” The ‘First Class’ range gets its name because of a ‘lay-flat’ mechanism, with the recliner leaning back much further than all previous La-Z-Boy recliners. It also features a powered adjustable headrest, to support your head in the optimal position for viewing, while the chair is reclined.
As the living room’s focal point, it’s best to choose your lounge or sofa before the other design elements of the space. Once you’ve chosen your sofa, build your design story from here, adding complementary furniture, soft furnishing and decorative pieces.
An integrated USB charging point has also been included, so you can now charge your phone or tablet from the comfort of your La-Z-Boy chair. These fantastic new products are all available in leather or fabric, in a huge range of colours, so pop in to Recliner House to try them out now.
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Discover a new level of relaxation Introducing the United, from La-Z-Boy’s new “First Class” Collection. Featuring lay-flat comfort, power recline and powered adjustable headrest, a built-in USB charger and optional lithium-ion battery pack. Call in to Recliner House, the only La-Z-Boy Gallery on the Sunshine Coast, to discover it for yourself. With Recliner House’s MASSIVE SUMMER SALE extended to the 28th January, you’ll also benefit from a massive 25% discount on all orders placed before the 28th.
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PLUG AND GO Suited greenies take note – BMW’s new 5 Series hybrid is here, and there’s a lot to like about it, writes Peter Atkinson, AAP.
t seems like the whole motoring world is going electric. Leading marques previously hitched their wagons to everything from hybrid technology to super-efficient petrol and diesel engines or even the futuristic hydrogen cells, but now they are all plunging into the electric pond. Last month British giant Jaguar Land Rover announced it would be offering a battery-powered version of every model it produces by 2020. The following day, Honda promised an electric version of its entire fleet within two years. The Germans have now all
followed suit in one form or another. Mostly, they’re opting for the ‘plug-in’ hybrids, which combine an electric motor with the practicality of a petrol engine to back it up. BMW is having a bob each way. As well as its fully electric i3 hatchback and i8 supercar models, it has added a handful of plug-in hybrids across its conventional range under its so-called ‘iPerformance’ banner. The latest addition is the plug-in version of the 5 Series executive sedan, called the 530E iPerformance, that blends a conventional petrol engine with enough
battery power to drive emissions free for a typical daily commute. With its limited electric-only range, it can’t compete with the fully electric Tesla, but it’s not meant to. Instead, the plug-in regimen means up to 50 kilometres of emissions-free driving on a fully charged battery. That might sound like a token gesture, but in reality the range is probably enough for most people to get to and from work – or the school or supermarket – and home again. Back in the garage, just plug the car into a conventional electric socket and it’s fully charged again by the time you’re ready to face another day. The attraction of the plug-in model is that should the battery be depleted, the car reverts to petrol power. For many buyers, it’s an acceptable stepping-off point while the world makes up its mind about how cars will be powered in the future. And, of course, it helps ease your green guilt in the meantime. The 530E officially emits just 44 grams of carbon per kilometre, so there’s no shame in driving your luxury sedan to work and back every day. This electric-drive option is an interesting addition to the 5 Series range, a long-time favourite for well-heeled executives. The first thing you notice about the 530E is the sound of, well, nothing. While it can’t match the urgent acceleration of those pure electric plays – even in full electric mode – it still delivers an impressive 0-100kmh speed of
6.2 seconds. That kind of acceleration requires both electric and petrol power working in unison. Their combined output is 185kW and 420Nm – of which the two-litre turbocharged petrol engine delivers 135kW. However, it doesn’t compare to the punchy, sporty performance of the flagship 540i we drove a few months back. All of that, of course, is mostly a side dish to the qualities we’ve already come to admire in this latest 5 Series – its handsome road presence, plush and high-tech interior and its impeccable ride and handling characteristics. All pretty easy to like, regardless of how the car is being propelled.
BMW 530E iPERFORMANCE HOW BIG? A full-sized executive sedan with ample room for five. Cargo space is reduced to 410 litres thanks to its electric batteries. HOW FAST? Using a combination of electric and petrol power, it will reach the speed limit in a brisk 6.2 seconds. HOW THIRSTY? The official fuel consumption figure is 2.3L/100km – but you’ll only get close to this figure when using mostly electric mode. On the highway, it will be closer to the 6.2L/100km offered by its petrol-only sibling, the 530i. HOW MUCH? At just under $110-grand plus onroads, it’s a big ask, but an accessible way to get into a new 5 Series. And you’ll save even more on fuel when using electric mode.
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Buderim, 6 Millstream Court Location and Privacy Combined • Selling well below replacement value • Bespoke home built from hand-cut sandstone • 1,423m2 allotment, surrounded by parkland • Well-planned layout, with multiple living zones • Separate guest accommodation with private entry • 500-metre stroll to Buderim Village or waterfalls
Price Guide Mid 1 Million Inspect Saturday, 13 January 1:00pm-2:00pm Or call for private inspection Jo Daley 0403 252 957
unshine Coast based Squire Development Group is preparing to break ground on their latest boutique development Allure Mooloolaba, with 60 per cent of the project sold since the launch in early September last year. Allure Mooloolaba is located at 73 First Avenue, just one street from the worldfamous Mooloolaba Beach and comprises 32 one, two and three-bedroom residences across seven levels, including two penthouses with a mix of ocean and hinterland views. Construction is forecast to commence this month, with an anticipated completion later this year. Baydn Dodds of Colliers International, who is marketing the development on behalf of the developer, reports over 250 enquiries in just seven weeks coming from local, interstate and New Zealand buyers. “This shows the buoyancy of the market and the interest in Mooloolaba as a Sunshine Coast beachside destination,” Mr Dodds says. “The majority of the buyers (45 per cent) are local retirees and downsizers who will occupy immediately, followed by interstate investors (30 per cent) and Brisbane investors (20 per cent) looking to lease short term, visit occasionally on the weekends, then occupy once they retire. “We have had a few buyers come from New Zealand, with a lot of interest coming from Auckland. There are very limited new apartment opportunities in Mooloolaba so this surge in interest is not surprising.” Fuelling the interest in the Mooloolaba area are other infrastructure projects underway or that are commencing soon. These include the Mooloolaba Foreshore project, the Wharf Mooloolaba revamp and the anticipated high density residential project to be developed by the Aria Property Group opposite the Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club.
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Squire Development Group’s Chris Fletcher and Majella Coleman on site Squire Development Group managing director Peter Fletcher says Allure has been designed by leading Sunshine Coast architects OGE Group. “We have also engaged local consultants and local contractors and will focus on delivering this project in 2018. Being our only project currently in development it will be our sole focus,” Mr Fletcher says. Tony and Judy Purser have purchased the top floor penthouse at Allure Mooloolaba and are relocating from Brisbane into their large ocean view residence once completed late 2018. “Allure Mooloolaba really appealed to us due to its small boutique size and proximity to the beach and Mooloolaba cafes, restaurants and shops,” Mr Purser says. “When we saw the proposed view from the top floor penthouse and inspected the level of finishes, we were sold. We think it will be a really beautiful place to live as well and for entertaining family and friends.”
IMPRESSIVE BUDERIM HOME! 5 Goomburra Place, Buderim This amazing family residence located in the exclusive Buderim estate of “Rainforest Sanctuary” is assured to impress. A must view! • Soaring high ceilings, 3 living spaces and additional office • Resort style pool, Bar cabana and expansive entertainment deck • An exemplary schedule of finishes
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Auction: 10:00 am February 4th Inspect: Sat 13th Jan 10 - 10:45am Huan Cleeton 0409 280 762 Karen Cleeton 0438 930 183
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Stylish, urban terrace home at 4 Tinnanbar Terrace.
The clever downstairs open ﬂoor plan maximises the combined kitchen, dining and living areas by extending the interior outside into a delightful alfresco area via large sliding doors. • The kitchen has been beautifully ﬁnished with quality timber joinery, stone bench tops, quality appliances including integrated dishwasher, 900mm gas cook top and large under bench oven. • A feature timber staircase leads you upstairs to a second lounge, ideal for Sunday movies. • A spacious master bedroom ﬂows into the ﬂoor to ceiling tiled ‘his and her’ ensuite and a separate, large walk in robe with bespoke joinery. • Two more spacious bedrooms upstairs contain robes and ceiling fans for year round comfort. • Secure, double lock up garage has an epoxy ﬂoor coating for easy cleaning and functionality.
Set in our highly sought after Hervey Precinct, this brand new home built by Monooka Homes offers space for the whole family with a second upstairs family room and parkland aspect. • 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, completes the large top ﬂoor family layout. • Secure, double lock up garage with epoxy ﬂoor, extra storage and exterior laundry drying deck.
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This lovely urban styled design, with its ﬂexible living spaces, is ready to become some lucky family’s new Sunshine Cove home. Right in the heart of Maroochydore! • Clever layout design has produced a spacious feel to its open plan living areas. Creating a ground ﬂoor living zone with loads of style, a great kitchen, family and dining rooms plus separate leisure or lounge area. Plus there’s plenty of cupboard space! • A central outdoor entertainment area further extends its lifestyle potential and living area offering even more room, fresh air and natural light to both levels of the home. • Upstairs a master bedroom, complete with WIR and ensuite sits opposite two other bedrooms both with robes and fans. A separate sitting room could be another bedroom with balcony. • Sits on a smaller, low maintenance allotment, yet still has double, secure lock-up garage.
Like outdoor entertaining? There a large outdoor alfresco area complete with BBQ, fridge and outdoor sink. Into boating? There’s space to secure your boat or camper behind locked gates. • Large kitchen, beautifully ﬁnished with ample cupboard storage, integrated dishwasher, induction cook top, double wall oven and microwave. Very chic style with black tap ware, sink as well as spacious stone benches. • Four bedrooms upstairs, main with walk in robe and large ensuite complete with stylish wall tiles, his & hers sinks, separate shower and WC. • Second bathroom matches the styling of the master ensuite and adds a fabulous free standing bath to the home. Additional media room upstairs ready for Sunday afternoon movies and separate study nook.
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42 Wilguy Crescent Contemporary Style with Dual Living â€˘ Massive vaulted ceiling & high windows â€˘ Outdoor living integrates seamlessly â€˘ Extra separate living downstairs â€˘ Enormous workshop and storage area â€˘ Under cover parking for 3 or 4 cars plus plenty of off street parking
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SPACIOUS BUDERIM HOME A stylish and contemporary finish, a practical layout and an ideal location are some of the reasons why youâ€™ll love this home. Built to a high specification, itâ€™s clear to see the quality in every detail. With multiple living zones, the home easily accommodates a large family. Along with an open-plan living area, there is also a formal lounge and a separate multi-purpose room that could also be utilised as a home office. The ideal layout enables a separate wing of the house to be closed off, where three bedrooms are directly adjoined by their own bathroom and living space. The zoned, ducted airconditioning runs throughout the home and ensures comfort all year round.
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LIVE IN ULTIMATE LUXURY From page 43
he timeless design is evident as you inspect this outstanding residence, which is set on a private 1686m2 block, combining hinterland, river and ocean views. From the vaulted ceilings to the extensive use of glass, the view is offered in every part of the home. The kitchen with Miele appliances, numerous living zones, master bedroom suite and office are on the ground level. Upstairs is another living zone and three bedrooms and a bathroom, all boasting views. An outdoor entertaining area and wide decks overlook the heated inground pool.
12 JONES ROAD, BUDERIM 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Buyers from the high $1 millions Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Craig Porter 0411 554 880
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DULONG, 398 Dulong Road
Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE
BUDERIM 36 DUNGANNON COURT
PRIVATE TIMBER HOME ON LEAFY 1,410M2 BLOCK WITH POOL • Pole home with 8m x 4m deck with forest outlook over pool • Large 1,410sqm block – great for pets & kids • Plenty of options to extend & modernise the home • Downstairs has 2 bay parking under house + 2nd toilet • Spacious kitchen area with lounge & dining connecting to deck • Interstate Owner – open to reasonable offers!!
Price: High $400,000’s Inspect: Saturday 1 – 1.40 Contact: Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 www.riddellrealestate.com.au Property ID: 548704
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
NAMBOUR: 176 IMAGE FLAT ROAD. 5 acres with 4 bedroom home + office,
OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 BUYER INTEREST $610,000
2 bathrooms, BIG high roof shed (18m x 16m) – very private.
WOOMBYE: 13 HORIZONS WAY. “BRAND NEW” Family home. 4brms, 2bathrooms. OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 OPEN SAT. 11-11.40 WOOMBYE: 12 HORIZONS WAY. “NEW DUPLEX” 2 x 3bed, 2bath, 2 car. NAMBOUR: U3.29 COURT RD. “NEW LISTING” 1 bedroom unit in complex of 5. OPEN SAT. 12-12.40 $189,000 Single carport, back court yard. Quiet area – good position.
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
WEST WOOMBYE: 307 BLACKALL RANGE RD. “4 PRIVATE ACRES” Sheds,
Inspect: Saturday 2 - 2:30pm
Dams + More 4brms, 2bath, 7car. A lot of property, paddocks. Innovative and spacious home. $725,000
www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 17652435
DIDDILLIBAH: 11 ROSE MARIE DR, “STYLISH, DUAL LIVING SUITABLE” 4 bed +
Gary Hoffmann 0402 737 532 email@example.com
BURNSIDE: 42 TRAMLINE RISE DR. “BRAND NEW” 4brm, 2bath family home, entertaining area, spacious open plan living, rural views. “Builders Warranty”.
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Stylish Home-Exclusive Canal Access MAROOCHYDORE 39 Glenlea Drive • Fully renovated home, exclusive 3m canal access • Open living, stone benches with waterfall edges • 4 large bedrooms, built in robes, modern bathrooms • 6kW solar power energy grid, 22 panels 5kW inverter • 682m2 corner block, Spotted Gum fence, electric gate Owners are open to all fair offers in the market.
office, i/g pool, large entertaining decks, luxury living, quality and value.
OPEN SAT. 12-12.40 $797,000 OPEN SAT. 1-1.40 $488,000
Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 | Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 | John Pyne 0418 710 209 | Virginia Brown 0400 763 837 | BJ Fullarton 0413 301 579
VIEW Saturday 12 to 12.45pm
Plantation Built Home-CBD By Beach
MAROOCHYDORE 9 Yamba Court
FOR SALE Express Sale
• Quality contemporary home - beautiful timber floors • Elegant kitchen, stone benches & quality appliances • Fabulous Crim-safe screened indoor/outdoor room • Alfresco timber decking through to the back yard • Ducted zoned a/c, solar power & solar hot water
AGENT Rob Whiting 0428 855 141
OPEN SAT. 12-12.40
First time offered to the market, motivated sellers!
VIEW Saturday 1 to 1:45pm
AUCTION On-site Saturday Febuary 3rd 3:00pm
AGENT Rob Whiting 0428 855 141
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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
THIS PROPERTY MUST BE SOLD AT AUCTION
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Inspect Saturday 13th Jan 12-12:30, Sunday 14th Jan 12-12:30, Wednesday 17th Jan 5.30-6pm Auction 20th January 2018 11:00am On site Internet ID 3250564 Steve Turner 0412 679 488
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PRESTIGIOUS NORTH FACING WATERFRONT SANCTUARY – MAGNIFICENT MINYAMA 12 Cypress Court, Minyama Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of what waterfront living has to offer in this magniﬁcent Blue Chip Minyama residence. Showcasing picturesque water views, this sophisticated and stylish North facing abode offers the ultimate unparalleled coastal lifestyle. Sail the Paciﬁc Ocean with direct unimpeded deepwater access from your private pontoon. Perfectly positioned in an exclusive cul-de-sac and surrounded by prestigious architectural homes. This lovely family residence showcasing light ﬁlled open plan interiors, a desirable ﬂoorplan and multiple living zones is a must to inspect. Opportunities in this highly sought after address are rarely offered to the market. For the astute buyer looking for location, growth and an elite lifestyle, secure your piece of waterfront paradise today - call Karen, Jean or Suzanne!
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Unimpeded ocean access Expansive blue water views Private pontoon Moments to the Paciﬁc Ocean Approx 19mtr North facing frontage 798m2 prime waterfront land Minutes to Mooloolah Rivermouth Sparkling in-ground pool
07 5444 0888 www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au
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Next Property Group
Price: Contact Agent
Karen Jones 0405 122 526
Inspect: Saturday 13th January 11-11.45am Wednesday 17th January 11-11.45am
First National Real Estate Coastal Jean Hamer 0419 034 500 Suzanne Annabel 0411 106 791
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AUCTION EXCLUSIVE BUDERIM ACREAGE NESTLED ON ALMOST 2 ACRES 5-7 Fossilwood Court, Buderim Nestled on almost 2 acres, this private home is located on one of Buderim’s exclusive Enclaves. Boasting lush landscaping designs and incorporating winding paths of sand stone and copious tropical plantings, this acreage property offers an idyllic family lifestyle. Multiple indoor living zones seamlessly transition to the outdoor entertaining area and large balinese style cabana and undercover timber deck. Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity.
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Walk to Matthew Flinders 5-10 mins to Mooloolaba Beach Flood-lit tennis court and in-ground pool Open plan living Enveloped by lush landscaped garden Seamless indoor/outdoor transition
Auction: Saturday 3rd February at 3pm Inspect: Saturday 13th January 11-11.45am Craig Porter 0411 554 880 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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AUCTION LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE – STYLISH & SOPHISTICATED WITH UNPARALLELED WATER VIEWS 10 Agnew Road, Mount Mellum Showcasing private and idyllic hinterland living in a convenient location. Commanding an elevated North East facing position with breathtaking panoramic ocean views capturing the twinkling lights from Mooloolaba to Caloundra. Blending sophistication with the expansive natural surrounds to create an idyllic unsurpassed lifestyle. This exceptional abode located within minutes to the picturesque towns of Maleny & Montville ticks all the boxes. A rare opportunity not to be missed. Call today!
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Unparalleled views of the coastline Views to the Blackall Ranges Close proximity to shops & beaches Multiple living & entertaining zones Minutes to Maleny & Montville Saltwater in-ground pool
Auction: Forthcoming Auction Inspect: Contact Agent Karen Jones 0405 122 526 John Skerlak 0413 441 834
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HIDDEN TREASURE - WITH THE LIFESTYLE YOU DESERVE! 2
2/5 Caldwell Street, Golden Beach Presented to the market is this newly renovated duplex in one of the most sought after locations on the coast. Featuring open plan living, 2 generous bedrooms, bathroom and an abundance of storage. Centrally located and within close proximity to world class beaches, shops, restaurants, and the Pelican Waters Bowls Club. This incredible opportunity to own your very own piece of paradise won’t last long!
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Air conditioned & security screens Open plan living with natural light Double sized bedrooms Pet friendly & private gardens Double garage with workshop space
Price: Auction Saturday 3rd February 2pm Inspect: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January 10-10.30am Karlos Nash 0427 262 272
OWNER HAS VACATED – DON’T MISS THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY! 2
21/3 Paciﬁc Boulevard, Buddina Awe inspiring views are captured from every window of this stunning 10th ﬂoor Point Cartwright apartment. The large North facing entertainment balcony has a sweeping vista from the marina along the coastline to Noosa while the rear balcony showcases the magniﬁcent Buddina beach. The passing parade of boats, migrating whales and the neverending swell of the ocean offers inﬁnite visual interest. Call Karen or Ingrid to inspect today.
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Spectacular panoramic views Spacious open plan living Large kitchen with views Tightly held complex Pool and barbecue facilities
Price: $1,275,000 Inspect: Saturday 13th January 1.15-1.45pm Wednesday 17th January 5-5.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Ingrid Ludbrook 0488 701 388
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KINGS BEACH, 16 ‘Kings Edge’ 34 Esplanade Headland Kings Beach’s Finest- Stunning Never To Be Built Out Views Apartment 16 at ‘Kings Edge’ is located on the top level with a stunning position overlooking Kings Beach to Moreton Island and the Glasshouse Mountains. The apartment features a well thought out floor plan, the living area embraces the amazing view and spills to the entertainers balcony, an ideal spot to watch the sun set. This apartment must be inspected to truly appreciate all that’s on offer.
• Penthouse position, spacious 136 sqm floor plan • Three bedrooms, master with luxury ensuite and balcony • Zoned ducted airconditioning, French oak floors throughout • Sleek, quality kitchen, Smeg appliances and stone benches • Metres to the sand of Kings Beach, cafes on your doorstep • Small block of just 17 apartments, pool, bbq in complex • Secure building, lift access and ample visitors parking • Two side by side car spaces plus over 20sqm of storage
Offers over $1,200,000
View Saturday 13th 11-11:30am & Sunday 14th 10-10:30am caloundra.harcourts.com.au/QCA3264 Jake Mackay 0430 283 293
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Moffat Beach, 74 Nothling Street
Great Value Beach House – Owners Committed Elsewhere
Moffat Beach is without a doubt one of the Sunshine Coast’s most sought after and highly desirable beachside suburbs. This beautifully presented modern beach house epitomizes Sunshine Coast beachside living with only a short walk to Moffat Beach and its wonderful café’s and restaurants. This cleverly designed home invites the cool summer breezes to invade every corner of this amazing home.
Sunday 4th February 2018 at 1:00pm
• Beautifully presented modern beach house • Functional kitchen with gas cooktop & stone benches • Open plan living and dining area with plenty of light & air • Two private alfresco areas perfect all year round entertaining • Spacious master bedroom with private balcony • Two modern well-appointed bathrooms with exceptional detail • Low maintenance lawn and quality landscaping • Serious sellers committed elsewhere, this property must be sold
View Saturday 13th January, 1:00 - 1:30pm caloundra.harcourts.com.au/QCA3245 Shayne Mayers 0413 540 830
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Multi Auction Event THURSDAY 8TH FEBRUARY @ 6pm Ramada Marcoola Beach www.northshorerealty.com.au Open to View Saturday 10-10.30am
PEREGIAN BEACH 2257 David Low Way CENTRAL PEREGIAN FAMILY HOME OR HOME BUSINESS? Easy walking distance to Peregian Village and beach. Options include 4 bedroom family home featuring great spaces for all or an ideal floorplan and high profile position for home business subject to council approvals. Solid and spacious home built across one level, fully fenced with remote controlled security gate access. Core filled block construction and 2.7 metre high ceilings throughout plus solar panels installed. On site parking for three vehicles plus mezzanine level storage, 2 huge living rooms. Undercover deck overlooking tropical courtyard. This fantastic and funky home captures the lifestyle that so many are looking for on the eastern side of David Low Way at Peregian Beach.
FAMILY ACREAGE RETREAT
Solid block rendered home in quiet, elevated position offers a family friendly layout spanning two levels. Views to Maroochydore and beyond from two timber decks which span almost the entire length of the home. Spacious light filled living areas, central kitchen and dining area, 3 bedrooms including the master suite, second living area and a study room occupy the upper level. Lower level could be utilised as a granny flat or teenage retreat. Above ground pool, ducted air-con, gas cooking. 5 min drive to Bli Bli shops and State School.
Coolum Beach Sales Marcoola Sales Permanent Rentals Body Corporate
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BLI BLI 79 Cook Road
EXCEPTIONAL RIVERFRONT HAVEN
Jay Pashley 0407 119 355
Open to View Saturday 2.15-3pm
MAROOCHY RIVER 78 Kirra Road
Ben Thomson 0447 057 651 firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 40m of absolute Maroochy River frontage on a huge 2524m allotment. Tastefully updated original homestead nestled opposite a peaceful sanctuary. Five minutes from stunning sandy beaches and Sunshine Coast Airport. Four generous bedrooms plus a study, 2 modern bathrooms and 2 separate living areas across 2 levels. Full length covered deck capturing the amazing view. Sparkling inground pool and your own private boat ramp - one of only 9 situated along the Maroochy River.
Liz Hope 0422 494 686 email@example.com
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Multi Auction Event THURSDAY 8TH FEBRUARY @ 6pm Ramada Marcoola Beach www.northshorerealty.com.au Open to View Saturday 10-10.45am
MARCOOLA 62 Beachway Parade
MUDJIMBA 25 Currawong Street 3
VACANT BEACHFRONT BLOCK - THIS COULD BE YOUR LAST CHANCE!
Prime Sunshine Coast real estate is about proximity to the beach and this vacant allotment is certainly in an outstanding position. With your very own sandy path meandering through the natural beachfront reserve you will soon find your feet surrounded by soft sand and the refreshing waters of the Pacific Ocean. Generous size parcel of land with an approximate 15m frontage straddles the beachfront nature reserve and comes with an already constructed concrete driveway. Build your dream home - let the sound of the waves rock you to sleep.
Positioned just 250m from the beach zoned mixed housing, this beach retreat is an opportunity awaiting. Casual, yet comfortable beach character home presents opportunity to extend, add and enhance. Cypress line floor boards flow throughout the home extending to both front and rear verandahs allowing refreshing cross ventilation breezes. Featuring gas cooking, air-con living and dining and separate teenage sleep-out. Just a short walk to the beach, Mudjimba café precinct and parklands.
Mark McDonald 0418 871 059 firstname.lastname@example.org
VIEWS FROM THE MOUNTAIN TO THE OCEAN Stunning quality home with sweeping coastal views that will leave you breathless from moment of entry. Minutes away from stunning surf beach, the gentle sea breeze flows throughout. Elevated position with dual balconies, absolutely no expense has been spared in the fit out & build. 4 spacious bedrooms, large master bedroom with ocean views, open plan en-suite, great kitchen with stone benchtops, butlers pantry, gas cooking & abundance of storage. Enjoy the exquisite endless views from all aspects of this home.
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MT COOLUM Unit 13 ‘Nirvana Luxor’ 20 Spinnaker Drive
Ben Thomson 0447 057 651 email@example.com
Ben Thomson 0447 057 651
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YAROOMBA 13 Donegal Drive
Small resort complex on the beachside of picturesque Mt Coolum. Short leisurely stroll to a coastline of surf beaches, shopping centre, local restaurants, public transport and nestled in between 2 golf courses. 3 spacious bedrooms - main en-suited. Ducted air-con will be appreciated with summer approaching. Open plan living and dining areas. Timber kitchen with modern appliances. Underground secure car parking. Great tenant in place paying $430.00 p/w rent. Tropical inground pool and gym for all to enjoy.
Brad Reed 0419 788 625 firstname.lastname@example.org
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UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY BLI BLI 52 & 54 School Road
Lot 20 – $325,000 / Lot 21 – $349,000
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!
Coolum Beach Sales Marcoola Sales Permanent Rentals Body Corporate
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Kerry Glover 0408 714 270 email@example.com
Positioned in one of Buderim’s most sought after locations, this sandstone residence can easily be distinguished as one of Buderim’s most unique and desirable homes. This luxury, custom-designed home provides absolute privacy on the 1423m2 block. The main residence has four spacious bedrooms, a study, three bathrooms, a laundry, two separate living areas and a gourmet kitchen. The lounge area boasts a sandstone fireplace and French doors. The master bedroom is a retreat on its own, with a private balcony, ensuite, walk-in robe and built-in robe. The separate guest accommodation has a bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom, separate toilet and patio area.
6 MILLSTREAM COURT, BUDERIM 5 bed, 4 bath, 4 car Mid $1 millions Insite Realty 5476 5588 Jo Daley 0403 252 957
Coolum Holidays 1300 303 423
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TWIN WATERS 15 North Shore Road
Offers over $1,400,000
INCREDIBLE BEACHFRONT VALUE
Architecturally designed light filled tri level contemporary beach house. Separate self-contained studio with private access. Internal water feature flows under a glass wall to the impressive wrap around 18 metre lap pool. Covered and spacious alfresco areas accessed via bi-fold doors. Extensive ocean views from Mudjimba Island to Mooloolaba Harbour. Extravagant whole floor master suite with spa bath, room sized walk in robe and large balcony with ocean views. Roof top viewing deck for whale watching. Vendors have another project ready and have reduced the price to sell at below replacement cost.
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Liz Hope 0422 494 686 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
VIEW Thursday 5:00-5:30pm & Saturday 12:00-12:30pm
CONTACT Lee Sutherland 0499 99 33 11 Grant Cheatham 0497 845 598
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We believe today’s high property prices mean percentage based sales commissions have become unrealistically high for the service agents provide.
We offer Fixed Sales Fees from $6000 ✓ Full service from listing to settlement ✓ Experienced agents with proven results ✓ Professional marketing ✓ No risk /nothing upfront option
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We put you first MAROOCHYDORE
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 13th & Wednesday 17th 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
Caloundra - 5438 2166
Maroochydore - 5443 3377
Mooloolaba - 5444 0800
Nambour - 5441 1344
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We put you first IMBIL 3360 MARY VALLEY ROAD
OFFERS OVER $975,000
IN TOWN ON 2 ½ AC – WOW!
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
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
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 Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie Street, Nambour | Phone 5441 3366 | www.dayandgrimes.com
We put you first ALEXANDRA HEADLAND UNIT 623 ‘SEAFORTH AT ALEXANDRA HEADLAND’ 10 OKINJA RD
OFFERS OVER $650,000
SIPPY DOWNS 23 FLAME TREE
Stylish Four Bedroom Plus Study Quality Family Home If you are searching for something just a little bit more special than the next, then look no further - we have found a stylish quality family home in Flame Tree Pocket Estate just for you! • Four spacious bedrooms plus study • Designer ensuite • Entertainers kitchen, with double ovens, butlers pantry and Ceasar stone benches • Fully fenced 507m² corner allotment with double gate side access for caravan or boat • Timber floors, timber shutters, air conditioning and so much more! INSPECT Saturday 13th December 11:00-11:45am FIRST NATIONAL LIFESTYLE SIPPY DOWNS 5450 1515 GAVIN FLATON 0414 826 687 WEB www.fnlifestyle.com.au
Beachside Penthouse Enjoy long beach walks of a morning or an afternoon by the beautifully landscaped lagoon pool, and entertain family and friends by night on the exclusive covered roof garden. • Three bedroom fully furnished penthouse apartment. • Ocean plus park and lake views • End position with loads of natural light. • Fully covered entertainers’ roof terrace with built-in wet bar. • Beach front resort with stunning tranquil tropical landscaping. • Choice of free form beach entry lagoon or lap pool • Restaurant, café, bakery, convenience store, gym and sauna on site. There are limited numbers of this type of apartment – so call us today!
Beerwah - 5494 6444
Caloundra - 5438 2166
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INSPECT Saturday 11-11:30am FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5444 0800 PAUL & LISA ANGELL 0438 468 378 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au
Maroochydore - 5443 3377
Mooloolaba - 5444 0800
Nambour - 5441 1344
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Your first choice in Real Estate
2 LOTS REMAIN IN FINAL STAGE
Be quick to secure one of these premium ¾ acre lots from $315,000 with some of the BEST rural VIEWS you can get, underground power and the appeal of a boutique estate.
Just a 3 minute drive to Maleny township and walking distance to local schools. Only 30 minutes drive to the Sunshine Coast’s stunning beaches, and only 40 minutes to Sunshine Coast Airport. This is your chance to live the dream life in this stunning hinterland oasis. Don’t hesitate, with only 2 blocks left to choose from the time for action is NOW!
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6.30pm A Taste Of Landline. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Grantchester. (M) 8.20 Father Brown. (PG) Father Brown comes upon a motorcycle accident. 9.05 Broadchurch. (M) Hardy and Miller investigate a sexual assault. 9.55 Silent Witness. (M)
6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Matilda. (1996) (PG) Mara Wilson. 9.00 MOVIE The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. (2004) (G) Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews. A princess must ﬁnd a suitable husband. 11.20 Dogs Make You Laugh Out Loud. (PG)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 MOVIE Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. (2005) (PG) Johnny Depp. 9.20 MOVIE Dark Shadows. (2012) (M) Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer. An imprisoned vampire is set free. 11.35 MOVIE Machine Gun Preacher. (2011) (MA15+)
6.15pm Cricket. Big Bash League. Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder. From the SCG. 10.00 Cram! (PG) Two teams of comedians and celebrities test their memories across a series of general knowledge categories. 11.00 48 Hours: Operation Murder. (M) An interview with Moataz Azzeh.
6pm Great British Railway Journeys. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Mars. Follows a manned mission to Mars. 9.25 10 Things To Know About The Future. Takes a look at the future. 10.30 Weirdest Weather In The Universe.
6.25pm The House With Annabel Crabb. 7.00 ABC News Sunday. 7.40 David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef: Visitors. Part 2 of 3. 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) A body is found covered in live rabbits. 10.10 Diana: Seven Days That Shook The World.
6pm Seven News. 7.00 Sunday Night. 8.30 MOVIE Unbroken. (2014) (M) Jack O’Connell, Garrett Hedlund. A US Olympian is imprisoned by the Japanese. 11.15 Heists That Shook The World. (M)
6pm Nine News. 6.30 Cricket. One-Day International Series. Australia V England. Game 1. Evening Session. Continued. From the MCG. 9.30 60 Minutes. 10.30 World’s Best Commercials. (PG) 11.30 House. (M)
6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 David Attenborough’s Africa: Kalahari. 7.30 Bull. Bull represents a teenager. 8.30 Wisdom Of The Crowd. (M) The team tracks a killer targeting celebrities. 10.30 Elementary. (M) 11.30 48 Hours. (M)
6pm Great British Railway Journeys. (PG) 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Secrets Of Tutankhamun’s Treasures. A look at Tutankhamun’s treasures. 8.30 Diana: In Her Own Words. (PG) A tribute to Princess Diana. 10.40 Diana Vs Elizabeth. (PG)
7.30pm 7.30. 8.00 Back Roads. (PG) 8.30 Foreign Correspondent. 9.00 David Stratton’s Stories Of Australian Cinema: Game Changers. (MA15+) 10.00 Stephen Fry In Central America. (M)
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 1. From Melbourne Park. 11.30 Autopsy: The Last Days Of Marilyn Monroe. (MA15+) Dr Richard Shepherd explores the facts about the sudden death of actor Marilyn Monroe.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Next Three Days. (2010) (M) Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks. A married couple’s lives are turned upside down. 11.10 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat. From Blundstone Arena, Hobart. 10.10 Madam Secretary. (M) Elizabeth tries to bring a terrorist to justice. 11.00 The Project.
6pm Food Safari. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 River Cottage Australia. 8.30 Michael Mosley: Trust Me, I’m A Doctor. (PG) Part 2 of 3. 9.30 24 Hours In Emergency: Broken Heart. (M) An 80-year-old woman is rushed to St George’s. 10.30 SBS News.
6.10pm Restoration Man. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. Presented by Leigh Sales. 8.00 How To Stay Young. Part 2 of 3. 9.00 Fake Or Fortune? Tom Roberts. Part 2 of 3. 10.00 Michael Mosley’s Secrets Of Your Food: A Matter Of Taste. 11.00 How To Stay Young.
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 2. From Melbourne Park. 11.30 Autopsy: The Last Days Of Robin Williams. (MA15+) Dr Richard Shepherd examines evidence from the autopsy of the legendary comedian, Robin Williams.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE What Happens In Vegas. (2008) (PG) Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher. A couple accidentally get married. 10.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 11.30 Cold Case. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers. From the MCG. 10.10 Bull. (M) Bull aims to prove temporary insanity for a young man. 11.00 The Project.
6pm Food Safari. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Warwick Davis. 8.40 Marry Me, Marry My Family. Part 2 of 3. 9.40 One Born Every Minute UK. A woman is having her ﬁrst child. 10.35 SBS News.
6pm Classic Countdown: 1975. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. Presented by Leigh Sales. 8.00 QI. Hosted by Sandi Toksvig. 8.30 War On Waste. Part 3 of 3. 9.30 Maigret. (M) A killer begins stalking young women. 11.00 Miniseries: The Secret River. (M)
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 3. From Melbourne Park. 11.30 The Goldbergs. (PG) Erica and Barry help Lainey plan a big house party inspired by the movie Risky Business.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Voice Kids UK. 9.10 Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To Off The Wall. (M) A look at the evolution of Michael Jackson. 11.10 Movie Juice. 11.40 CSI: NY. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes. From Adelaide Oval. 10.10 Todd Sampson’s Body Hack: Bollywood. (M) Todd tries to be a Bollywood stuntman. 11.00 The Project.
6pm Food Safari. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 World’s Greatest Bridges: Brooklyn Bridge. 8.30 Simon Reeve’s Turkey: Gallipoli To The Syrian Border. Part 1 of 2. 9.40 Vikings. (MA15+) The battle for Kattegat begins. 10.35 Berlin Station. (MA15+)
YOUR PRIME TIME TV GUIDE
6pm Classic Countdown. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.30 Call The Midwife. (M) A spate of attacks on women rocks Poplar. 9.30 The Good Karma Hospital. (M) A British doctor moves to India. 10.20 The Halcyon. (M)
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 4. From Melbourne Park. 11.30 The Goldbergs. (PG) Beverly helps Adam deal with the awkwardness of puberty, including his cracking singing voice.
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) 10.30 Flash Families. (M) 11.30 A.D. Kingdom And Empire. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat. From the SCG. 10.10 Blue Bloods. (M) Frank contends with a whistleblower. 11.00 The Project.
6.30pm News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. (PG) 8.05 Shane Delia’s Recipe For Life. 8.35 The Truth About Your Health: Losing It – Extreme Dieting. Hosted by Timothy Caulﬁeld. 9.30 Chance. (MA15+)
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Programs are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by the networks.
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7.05pm Ben And Holly. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Hard Quiz. 8.30 Gruen XL. 9.15 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.45 Episodes. 10.45 Buzzcocks. 11.15 The Ofﬁce. 11.35 30 Rock.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 8.30 Selling Houses Aust. 9.30 Property Ladder UK. (PG) 10.30 To Build Or Not To Build.
6pm Tennis. Sydney International. Night 6. Men’s and women’s semi-ﬁnals. 9.00 MOVIE Stripes. (1981) (M) Bill Murray. 11.15 What Went Down. 11.45 Klondike Gold Fever.
7.30pm MOVIE Dennis The Menace. (1993) (PG) Walter Matthau. 9.30 MOVIE Dante’s Peak. (1997) (M) Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton. 11.40 WWE Smackdown. (MA15+)
6pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 Are You Being Served? 7.30 Clash Of The Collectables. 8.30 MOVIE Man On A Ledge. (2012) (M) 10.30 Filthy Rich.
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars. 7.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 10.30 MOVIE Gun. (2010) (MA15+)
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Good Will Hunting. (1997) (M) Matt Damon, Robin Williams. 11.10 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. (C)
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 Miniseries: Ill Behaviour.
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.
6pm Tennis. Sydney International. Night 7. Men’s and women’s singles ﬁnals. 9.00 MOVIE Disturbia. (2007) (M) Shia LaBeouf. 11.10 What Went Down. 11.40 Klondike Gold Fever.
7pm MOVIE Beethoven. (1992) (G) Charles Grodin. 8.45 MOVIE Point Break. (1991) (M) Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty. 11.15 MOVIE Mallrats. (1995) (MA15+) Jason Lee.
7pm MOVIE The Illusionist. (2006) (PG) Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti. 9.10 MOVIE The Prestige. (2006) (M) Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson. 11.50 Cold Case. (M)
6pm Football: Just For Kicks. 6.40 Soccer. A-League. Round 16. Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory. 9.00 David Att’s Planet Earth. 10.00 Car Crash Global: Caught On Camera.
6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 The Loop. (PG) 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 Charlie Pickering: Live At The Time Of Recording. 9.50 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.
6.30pm Dog Patrol. 7.00 Motorway Patrol. 7.30 Border Security. (PG) 8.00 Border Security: Int. (PG) 9.00 Brit Cops. (M) 10.00 Cities Of The Underworld. (PG)
6pm MOVIE Invictus. (2009) (PG) 8.40 MOVIE I Am Number Four. (2011) (M) Alex Pettyfer. 10.50 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 11.20 What Went Down. 11.50 Swamp People.
6pm Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace. 6.30 MOVIE Uncle Buck. (1989) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Planes, Trains & Automobiles. (1987) (M) 10.15 Method. 11.35 Two And A Half Men. (PG)
6.30pm Weather Gone Viral. 7.30 RBT. 8.30 Murder In Melbourne. 9.30 Cycling. Santos Tour Down Under. People’s Choice Classic. 50.6 km. Adelaide to Adelaide.
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Scorpion. (PG) 7.30 Attenborough’s Smart Sharks. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE There Will Be Blood. (2007) (M) 11.40 Car Crash Global: Caught On Camera.
6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. (2000) (PG) Eddie Murphy. 8.35 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 9.35 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 10.45 Will & Grace. (PG)
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.
6pm Tennis. Aust Open. Night 1. From Melbourne Park. 7.00 Seven Local News. 7.30 Rosemary & Thyme. (PG) 8.30 Inspector Morse. (M) 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 Dog Patrol. (PG)
6pm Tennis. Aust Open. Night 1. From Melbourne Park. 10.00 Surveillance Oz. (PG) 11.00 World’s Angriest. (M) 12am Swamp People. (PG)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Science Of Stupid. (M) 8.30 MOVIE xXx. (2002) (M) Vin Diesel, Samuel L Jackson, Asia Argento. 11.00 Best Ink. (M)
6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 Are You Being Served? (PG) 7.30 Airport Security Colombia. (PG) 8.30 Live PD. (M) 11.10 Miniseries: The Widower. (M)
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat. From Blundstone Arena, Hobart. 7.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 10.30 Elementary. (M)
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 Supernatural. (MA15+) 10.30 Medium. (M) 11.30 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. 9.55 The League Of Gentlemen. 10.30 Buzzcocks.
6pm Tennis. Aust Open. Night 2. From Melbourne Park. 7.00 Seven Local News. 7.30 Hospital. (M) 8.30 Inspector Morse. (M) 10.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 Dog Patrol. (PG)
6pm Tennis. Aust Open. Night 2. From Melbourne Park. 10.00 Surveillance Oz. (PG) 11.00 Outback Truckers. (M) 12am Swamp People. (PG)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE Training Day. (2001) (M) Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn. 11.30 Jail: Big Texas. (M)
6pm Secret Dealers. 7.00 Are You Being Served? 7.30 New Tricks. 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.50 Cycling. Santos Tour Down Under. Stage 1. Port Adelaide to Lyndoch. 145 km.
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers. 7.30 48 Hours. (M) 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 Daredevil. (2003) (M) Ben Afﬂeck, Jennifer Garner. 10.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 11.30 James Corden.
7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 The Agony Of Modern Manners. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 Asian Provocateur. 10.00 The Trip.
6pm Tennis. Aust Open. Night 3. From Melbourne Park. 7.00 Seven Local News. 7.30 Pie In The Sky. (PG) 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (M) 10.30 Brit Cops. (M) 11.30 Dog Patrol. (PG)
6pm Tennis. Aust Open. Night 3. From Melbourne Park. 10.00 MOVIE Street Fighter. (1994) (M) Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Kylie Minogue. 12am Swamp People. (PG)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Billy Madison. (1995) (M) 10.15 Big Bang. (PG) 11.15 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 11.45 The Crew. (PG)
6pm Secret Dealers. 7.00 Are You Being Served? 7.30 Waking The Dead. (M) 8.40 Poirot. (M) 10.50 Cycling. Santos Tour Down Under. Stage 2. Unley to Stirling. 148.6 km.
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Big Bash League. Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes. 7.30 Attenborough’s Ark. 8.30 GC Cops. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Death Wish III. (1985) (MA15+)
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 Moodys. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 The Best Of Fresh Blood 2017. 10.00 Murder In Successville.
6pm Tennis. Aust Open. Night 4. From Melbourne Park. 7.00 Seven Local News. 7.30 Border Security: Int. (PG) 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 10.30 Houdini & Doyle. (M) 11.30 Dog Patrol. (PG)
6pm Tennis. Aust Open. Night 4. From Melbourne Park. 10.00 MOVIE Insidious: Chapter 2. (2013) (M) Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Barbara Hershey. 12am Swamp People. (PG)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Robot Wars. 8.30 MOVIE Paciﬁc Rim. (2013) (M) Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Idris Elba. 11.10 WWE Raw. (MA15+)
6pm Secret Dealers. 7.00 Are You Being Served? 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 The Commander. (MA15+) 10.15 Filthy Rich.
6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Big Bash League. Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat. 7.30 Car Crash Global: Caught On Camera. 8.30 GC Cops. 9.00 MOVIE Dying Of The Light. (2014) (MA15+)
6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 9.30 Sex And The City. (M) 11.00 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 11.30 James Corden.
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