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ISSUE 486 February 9, 2018



he MWP team are more than work colleagues. We have a unique bond in that we support each other, just as a family, through thick and thin. It makes working here so very special. It also makes it tough when one of our own goes through a difficult time. A few weeks ago, our kind-hearted and witty advertising manager Dave Hawkins was rushed to hospital. He had been having some pain for a couple of days – twinges and tightness that he thought was related to a pinched nerve. During a Monday morning meeting in the office, the pain intensified to the point we knew something was not right. As it turned out, Dave was having a heart attack. The avid surfer and fisherman has two teenage daughters, an adult son and a loving wife. Thankfully, the amazing medical staff at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital were able to quickly identify the problem and within a few days, Dave was recovering at home. It was a sharp reminder of how precious life is and how important it is that we remain vigilant when it comes to our health. Next week, as Australia prepares to share chocolates and roses, our team will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in a different way by wearing red in honour of Dave and all heart disease sufferers. You can read more about Wear Red Day in this week’s cover story on page 8. Take care.


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to enter Head to and click on the win tab. Full terms and conditions are also available online. THIS WEEK HEART – Coast philanthropist Roy 16 GOOD Thompson recognised with an AC medal. 20

SWEET DREAMS – Columnist Sami Muirhead knows a thing or two about sleep deprivation.


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TAKING CENTRE STAGE Where do you live? Maleny. First job? You might not believe this but I was a fire dancer. What are you currently working on? I am currently working on my new record. I have my own studio at home so I am producing it. I plan to put down around 14 new songs. I am aiming to have it released by April, followed by a tour of Australia, Mexico and Europe. Your family includes… My mother Wendy, father Peter and sister Katie. First car? I still have it – my trusty steed, a Toyota Corolla. Favourite book? The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda. What are you reading now? The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

Best advice you’ve been given? Trust in the universe! That advice got me to more than 50 countries. I started my solo travels at age 15.



Indie artist Lucy Gallant is renowned for her incredible live performances. She writes genre-blended songs and plays an array of instruments, while her unique voice has an incredible range. Her original songs fuse the sounds of rock, reggae, soul, Latin and folk-pop and she has toured the US, South and Central America, Japan, Australia and much of Europe, dazzling audiences at intimate venues and major festivals.

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Your greatest regret? I don’t have any! What achievement are you most proud of? I am proud of my whole 2017. I toured all over the US, Europe, Japan and New South Wales as an independent solo music artist. I played three major festivals – Glastonbury, Byron Bay Bluesfest and Woodford Folk Festival in Australia. I’m going to pat myself on the back – he he.

“If we could all respect each other’s differences the planet would be a much safer place”

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sitting at a campfire. A girl sat down with a guitar and started singing and playing a song she had written. It was so beautiful. I knew from that moment exactly what I wanted to do. So the next day I brought the cheapest guitar I could find, which was a kids-sized one, and taught myself how to play and sing. Songwriting came so easily to me. It was like I found my purpose.

What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? Kondalilla Falls. I just love the nature walk there. If you could change one thing on the Sunshine Coast, what would it be? I would like to see it become more multicultural. I love the mix of different cultures as it makes a place richer. Best day in your life? Playing at Glastonbury Festival as a solo artist in June 2017. I had the best rush. The crowd was amazing. Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point and why? When I was 15 I was at a festival in Tasmania and I was

You are happiest when? I am performing and connecting with my audience. Nothing beats the feeling when I see happy faces singing along to my songs. It makes me realise all my hard work is paying off. I also love being in nature and sleeping under the stars next to a campfire.

What frustrates you the most? People who aren’t compassionate about all living beings. How do you deal with your frustrations? I lead by example. I make the choices with what I eat and the products I buy to be cruelty free. If we could all just respect each other’s differences the planet would be a much safer place to live on. If you could tell your 18-year-old self anything what would it be? Enjoy each moment. When you fall down you will always rise up again. Don’t compare yourself to others. Give it your best shot and know that this it is enough. Treat your body like a temple. Oh, and love yourself.

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KEEPING AUSSIE HEARTS TICKING Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in Australia, despite huge advancements in treatment. So where are we going wrong? WORDS: Candice Holznagel.

“I drove back to the school, parked the car and lay on the ground. I thought, ‘something is wrong and I’m never going to get up from here’” – Tim Blackman, heart attack survivor


s Tim Blackman lay on his back, the warm and gritty surface of the ground against his body, he had one thought going through his mind: ‘I’m never going to get up from here’. February 14 – traditionally the day of red hearts and red flowers – is a day that many Australians hold close to their hearts, for an entirely different reason. This Valentine’s Day, Heart Research Australia is urging everyone to wear red in honour of a loved one who has suffered from, or passed away, due to heart disease. It also acts as a reminder of the importance of guarding against Australia’s biggest killer – heart disease. Mr Blackman, however, does not need to wear a red shirt to remind him of the importance of heart health. January 19 marked three years since the Kawana man lay on the ground at the Sunshine Coast primary school where he teaches and questioned if he was going to die. He was 43 and didn’t consider himself to be overweight or particularly unhealthy. That day had started just like any other. It was a pupil free day and Mr Blackman was at work preparing for the new school year when he felt a slight pain in his arm. As the pain increased he began to feel nauseous. Deciding it was best to head home, he got into his car and drove a few

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hundred metres. “The pain in my arm felt like someone was punching me from the inside out,” he tells My Weekly Preview. “I drove back to the school, parked the car and lay on the ground. I thought, ‘something is wrong’. “Somehow I drove myself to the Caloundra hospital and tests confirmed I was having a heart attack.” Mr Blackman had experienced no

“Since then I have lost 46 kilograms,’’ he says. “I wasn’t fat but I carried weight around my stomach. My cholesterol levels are now three and were seven-and-a-half when I had the heart attack. I realised that I had to change my diet and stop drinking soft drink. I now walk and go to the gym. “Since it happened I have heard of people in their late thirties and early forties who have died. [They have the symptoms] but don’t do anything about it.

“Most of us don’t think about our health on a regular basis and unfortunately poor dietary habits, sedentary behaviours and increasing weight can catch up with us” Dr Michael Fryer, Sunshine Coast cardiologist

shortness of breath or chest pain and yet the medical assessment revealed he had a 99 per cent blockage in one of the arteries running into his heart. Within a few hours, the heart attack had been diagnosed, he had been transferred via ambulance to the Nambour General Hospital and had undergone a coronary stent procedure.

“A lot of people in this age range think they are too young. People need to be aware that you don’t need to be 70 to 90 to have a heart attack.” Statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveal that heart disease, which relates to the build-up of cholesterol plaque in coronary arteries, is the most common underlying cause of death in

Australia for people aged 45 and over. According to 2016 data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, heart disease is also the overall leading cause of death with almost 20,000 Australians – or 12 per cent of all deaths – attributed to the condition. It killed more men than women. There is also a hefty impact on the national health system. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, heart failure and stroke, is the most expensive disease in our health and hospital system. In a 12-month period from 2013–2014, the pharmaceutical benefits scheme paid out $1.7 billion in cardiovascular medicines. This equated to 17 per cent of the total expenditure for the PBS for that period. Meanwhile, more than one-tenth of hospital spending in Queensland in 2012–13 was for cardiovascular disease. It was also the leading cause of admitted patient hospital spending within the state. Demographically, the Sunshine Coast has a higher hospital rate for heart disease than the Queensland average. Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service interventional cardiologist doctor Michael Fryer says the majority of patients he treats are men over the age of 55 with varying fitness levels. “When I see younger patients with heart attacks, they tend to be smokers,’’ he says.

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COVER STORY “However, heart attacks can affect anyone, but the majority do occur in those with risk factors. I break these down into modifiable and non-modifiable. We can’t change the fact that we age or our genetics. However, we can change other risk factors such as smoking, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. “Suffering a heart attack can be very confronting and most people are surprised and shocked. I think that most of us don’t think about our health on a regular basis and unfortunately poor dietary habits, sedentary behaviours and increasing weight can catch up with us. “We have very good education programs today for people suffering from heart disease. Although some may not appreciate the impact of the disease when they’re admitted to hospital, by the time they’re discharged, patients are very well informed.” Dr Fryer says there has been a vast improvement in the management of heart disease, which may have led to some complacency. “In decades gone by, if you had a heart attack you would have spent weeks in hospital, been at high risk for future heart attacks and may not even have been able to return to full-time work. Nowadays, with improvement in technology, medications and cardiac rehab programs, most patients are in hospital for two to three days and are able to return to work after two weeks. “There are constant advancements in the treatment of heart disease, we have new treatments for blood pressure, medications to reduce cholesterol further than ever before and less invasive methods to open blocked heart arteries and repair heart defects. “Despite all of this, I don’t think the disease will be eradicated in my lifetime.” While death rates for heart disease have been falling, researchers are seeing a worrying change in the pattern. It is predicted that other cardiovascular diseases will continue to have a heavy impact on the nation. Atrial fibrillation – a type of abnormal heart rate that is caused by heart disease and

KNOW THE SYMPTOMS • Cardiovascular disease encompasses heart, stroke and blood vessel diseases. It kills one Australian every 12 minutes. • Heart disease affects around 1.2 million Australians and kills one Australian every 27 minutes. • Each year, around 54,000 Australians suffer from a heart attack. • Symptoms can vary for each person. • They can include discomfort or pain in your chest, discomfort in your arms, shoulders, neck, jaw or back. You may also feel short of breath, nauseous, have a cold sweat, feel dizzy or light-headed. • It’s vital to get treatment fast, phone Triple Zero (000). high blood pressure, and increases the risk of stroke – is expected to increase almost 50 per cent in 15 years. Meanwhile, growing obesity and type two diabetes rates, will also have a negative effect. The Diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia report states that three million Australians over the age of 25 will have diabetes by 2025. In people with diabetes, cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of death, with around 65 per cent of all cardiovascular deaths in Australia occurring in people with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Late last year the Federal Government invested a record $24 million in support of landmark research into cardiovascular diseases, but Australians are also being urged to take greater responsibility for their health. “It may sound like a cliché, but the most

important factor in preventing heart disease is healthy living,” Dr Fryer says. “If we all ate a healthy diet, maintained our weight in the normal range, performed regular exercise and didn’t smoke, then we could significantly reduce the incidence of ischemic heart disease. University of the Sunshine Coast Nutrition and Dietetics senior lecturer, doctor Hattie Wright, says there are a few easy changes we can make to help tackle heart disease. “Having more wholegrains like brown rice, quinoa, wholegrain breads and cereals will increase the dietary fibre in our diet. “Dietary fibre helps to manage our blood cholesterol levels, which is linked to heart disease. Eating at least five serves of fruit and vegetables a day can also help, as fruit and vegetables are high in fibre, but they also contain a nutrient called potassium, which is linked to reduced blood pressure readings. “Reducing the salt intake in our diet is important to help manage blood pressure levels. A lot of salt is hidden in our diet, often found in processed foods like packaged foods, fast-foods, and preprepared meals, as well as in canned and bottled foods and condiments. “Finally, trying to have two portions of fish a week has been linked to improved heart health. Fresh or canned fish can be used, whatever is more affordable.” Three years into his new life, Mr Blackman says it was as simple as making a few new lifestyle decisions. “I swim every day in my pool at home. I swapped sour cream for Greek yoghurt, soft drink for water. Normally every morning I have yoghurt. I never had breakfast before, and if I did, I’d grab a sausage roll and a milk on the way to work. “It’s making a conscious effort even if I don’t want to go for a walk. I go, even if it’s only 15 minutes. It’s still 15 minutes more than I used to do. “It’s about moderation and listening to your body. I’m glad I went to the hospital (that day). If I had gone home I wouldn’t have woken up.”

CHANGING COURSE An award-winning University of the Sunshine Coast academic says it’s vital we give the younger generations the correct tools to shape a healthy lifestyle. USC Nutrition and Dietetics associate lecturer, and The Nutrition Guru and The Chef blogger, Tara Leong (pictured) says the Australian diet now relies on packaged foods high in salt, sugar and fat. Data shows that for the average Australian, 30 per cent of the total calories consumed in a day are from foods such as chips, lollies, cakes and biscuits, she tells My Weekly Preview. “Arming children with the skills required to seek out, evaluate and critique health information, decipher fact from fiction, is vital in ensuring that children aren’t influenced by marketing messages or the copious amounts of misinformation about nutrition and health that can be found online.” Ms Leong says in the past, people who needed health or nutrition information would seek the advice of a professional. “Times have now changed. A large proportion of Australians are seeking health advice from social media superstars, who have a huge following and influence, however they hold no credentials and have no experience in the area of nutrition. “People are bombarded with conflicting messages about nutrition while scrolling through their social media feed. This creates confusion, stress and anxiety about food and health, which is frightening to see.” Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service interventional cardiologist doctor Michael Fryer says education for children on good nutrition can’t be overemphasised. “Healthy habits from a young age lead to healthy habits in adult life,’’ he says.

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CALOUNDRA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS EVENT The first Caloundra Chamber of Commerce event for 2018 was held at HeliMods on January 30. More than 120 members and non-members gathered for an evening of networking and an inside look at the 2017 Sunshine Coast Business of the Year’s headquarters. With 26degrees Bar & Venue running the bar and Passage to Plate Catering Company handling the food, guests were well looked after.

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Western Bulldogs senior coach Luke Beveridge along with star 2016 AFL premiership players Marcus Bontempelli and Jason Johannisen visited the Mercedes-Benz Sunshine Coast dealership on January 29 for a meet and greet with key clients, staff and suppliers. They participated in a Q&A session regarding the Bulldogs historic premiership win, along with their plans for the 2018 season. The event was also an opportunity for locals to register their interest in pre-release information about the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class.

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NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD TO BE UNVEILED AT AURA Stockland is preparing to unveil the next exciting residential stage of its $5 billion Aura community. The new neighbourhood, the first to be released in the Aura Central Precinct, sits just south of Aura’s first suburb of Baringa. Stockland Aura project director Adrian Allen says Aura Central will feature the city centre and entertainment precinct, the extensive 11-hectare South Bank-style People’s Place parkland and a range of education and sporting facilities. It will also feature a future transit centre, which includes a proposed train station, community centres and cycling and walking paths. The first residential lots are expected to be released later this month to homebuyers who have registered their interest.

A $4 million extension of Burke Street will begin next month to improve traffic flow on some of Caloundra’s main roads and provide more direct access to the Golden Beach community. The road extension, which will connect to Pelican Waters Boulevard and includes the construction of two new roundabouts, is a key element of Sunshine Coast Council and the Queensland Government’s plans to improve traffic flow and access to the Caloundra and Golden Beach areas. Division 2 councillor Tim Dwyer says the new road will reduce vehicle queuing and improve traffic flow on Caloundra Road by about 4000 vehicles per day. Work is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

MAJOR BOOST FOR ONE LUCKY STUDENT Alarmed by the lack of practical experience students are gaining in Australia, Sunshine Coast based lawyer Travis Schultz (pictured) will give one lucky marketing student a career boost with a Certificate of Opportunity. Students nationwide will have the chance to win a $10,000 prize for the best designed launch marketing strategy for his start-up Travis Schultz Law and a onemonth unpaid internship with globally renowned digital marketing firm YomConnect. The contest is open now and closes on March 14. Marketing students across Australia can apply at

FUN PLANNED FOR FIRST WOMEN’S WEEK FESTIVAL Women’s empowerment group WINDO is launching the Sunshine Coast and Noosa’s first International Women’s Week Festival from March 5 to 11. The program includes a photographic exhibition titled Window to a Woman’s Soul, a seminar and morning tea with five inspiring speakers called Just Don’t Shimmer, Shine and a major entertainment event on International Women’s Day, March 8, called Let’s Hear It For The Girls. Held at The J, this event includes Husna Pasha, who has featured on The Project and Compass, former Project Runway judge Sarah Gale as well as live entertainment by local performer Andrea Kirwan (pictured). Tickets at

CALLING ALL ROMANTICS TO CELEBRATE Show the love this Library Lovers Day, February 14, with free morning or afternoon tea with fresh scones, cakes, tea and coffee at all Sunshine Coast Council Libraries. Community Programs Portfolio councillor Jenny McKay says our libraries are the best match-makers – they’ll help you find the information you’re looking for. “This year’s Library Lovers Day is all about connecting with like-minded community members and I can’t think of a better way to do that than a get-together over a cuppa,” she says. There will also be free special Heart Book art sessions running throughout the day, where you’ll learn how to craft a book into a heart as a memento. Local libraries have more than 385,000 items for library card holders to borrow and in 2017, more than 2.6 million items were borrowed. Visit

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A barbecue fundraiser held by the Lions Branch Club of Caloundra West has changed the life of local three-year-old Lachlan. The little boy, who was last year diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, was recently found to have a rare chromosomal deletion which is being further investigated by geneticists. He is considered non-verbal and requires the use of a picture exchange communication system (PECS), which costs more than $1000, in order to communicate. The barbecue, which was held at the Bunnings in Caloundra, has raised enough money for the club to purchase this equipment for Lachlan and it will assist him to move forward with his therapy.

LOCAL GUEST HOUSES STAR IN TRAVEL AWARDS The Sunshine Coast’s boutique guest houses have shone in TripAdvisor’s Australian Travellers Choice Awards 2018. The Falls Montville manor house and cottages was voted number one in three Australian categories: Top 25 Small Hotels, Top 25 Hotels for Romance and Top 25 Hotels for Service. Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, also in Montville, added to its accolades with second The Falls Montville position in Top 25 Small Hotels, and fifth in the Top 25 Hotels for Romance. Four B&Bs were included in the Top 25 B&Bs and Inns – Australia: Bli Bli House Luxury Accommodation, Avocado Grove B&B in Flaxton, Blue Summit Cottages in Maleny and Cooroy Luxury Motel Apartments. RACV Noosa Resort, Oaks Oasis Caloundra, Element on Coolum Beach and Breakfree Alexandra Beach Premier Resort made the Top 25 Hotels for Families category.

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25 YEARS WOMEN TAKE THE LEAD IN AWARDS The Sunshine Coast Sports Federation’s 2017 senior and junior Sports Stars of the Year for 2017 have been named and it’s an all-female affair. The senior sports star is Alyce Burnett (pictured). The past year has seen Ms Burnett rise to the top ranks of canoe sprints with a maiden gold medal in the K1 women’s 1000-metre final at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. Ms Burnett has been excelling with fellow local and Olympian Alyssa Bull, with the duo retaining their national K2 500 title during the Australian Canoeing Sprint Nationals last year. Rising swim star Kaylee McKeown was named the junior sport star of the year.

Becker Helicopters, which has operated on the Sunshine Coast for the past 25 years, is set to relocate to South Australia. Owner Mike Becker says the business that supports 100 families has been told its Sunshine Coast Airport lease will not be renewed when it expires in 12 years. The business will stage its departure over two years and will set up a new base in Whyalla with the support of the South Australian Government’s Economic Investment Fund. The new base will offer pilot training to international students and military personnel and discussions are underway with the University of South Australia and TAFE SA to create training partnerships to deliver aviation and aerospace training.

NEW STORY SEAT COMES TO LIFE AT MUDJIMBA The Sunshine Coast Council’s First 5 Forever story seat featuring artwork from the popular children’s book Mad Magpie has been installed at Power Memorial Park at Mudjimba. Published in 2016 by Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, the book tells the story of Guluu, an angry magpie Jason O’Pray with a keen young reader who is teased by a gang of butcher birds. The author is Gregg Dreise, a descendant of the Kamilaroi tribe, who is now a teacher on the Sunshine Coast. His books have appeared on the Premier’s Reading challenge and have also won the Speech Pathology Australia Award. Division 8 councillor Jason O’Pray says the Story Seats are a great part of the First 5 Forever early childhood literacy program. Ten seats will be rolled out at parks across the Sunshine Coast.

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A GENEROUS HEART My Weekly Preview meets local Roy Thompson, a newly appointed, and very worthy, Companion of the Order of Australia. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.



f you’ve got money, you should use it to help others. That’s the view of Maroochydore philanthropist Roy Thompson, who on Australia Day was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to the community. That’s only one notch below a knight, but this straight-talking man is not one for pomp and ceremony, saying he and his wife don’t go out much and don’t live a luxurious life. “I was just saying to my dear wife Nola, I’ll have to call you a lady,” he jokes. The Thompsons shy away from attention – you won’t see them swanning around the social circuit – despite their standing as two of the Sunshine Coast’s biggest philanthropists. “We’re not social people,” Mrs Thompson says. “I’m very pleased and very proud of him, and I’m glad of the recognition, but it wasn’t ever expected. “He’s always been very ambitious and really wanted to make it to the top. We got there, so what do we do with the money? We could have bought a big yacht and gone sailing around the world. We’ve had our overseas trips and now we’re just happy to sit here and look at the water.” “We’ve been to a lot of places in the world, from Russia to Alaska,” Mr Thompson says. “I’ve owned quite a few nice things but she’s a different person – she’s very down to earth.” Mr Thompson has always been a hard worker, starting as a builder and moving into real estate development – and he’s still at it. “I have a reasonably big subdivision on Bribie Island that will be finished in the next fortnight or three weeks,” he says. “Then I’ve got to think about what I’m going to do. I don’t need the money, so why work if I can retire and enjoy it a little bit?” While they don’t live in a mansion, the multimillionaires do enjoy a 10th floor apartment in Duporth Avenue’s Riva building, which affords them panoramic views of the ocean. At the ages of 87 and 81 respectively, Mr and Mrs Thompson reckon it’s time to slow down. They’ve raised eight children and have 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and with six of their children still living on the Sunshine Coast, they are content with where their lives have taken them. Mr Thompson was born in Colac and moved around regional Victoria with his family before settling in Melbourne, where he lived till he was 40. He describes his childhood as “incredibly happy” and says his parents were lovely people

Roy and Nola Thompson and average Aussie battlers who were never in the position to give away money. “They couldn’t even give away the other sock because they didn’t have it,” he says. “They were poor. My father was the manager of a gas works and mum stayed at home.” Mr Thompson met Nola at the Heidelberg Town Hall, one of the biggest dances in Melbourne at the time, and they hit it off immediately. “She is a beautiful woman and we’ve been married for 61 years,” he says. In 1970, the Thompsons moved to Redcliffe, where they raised their family. They struggled financially – Mrs Thompson stayed at home with their eight children while Mr Thompson worked. “When I was young I had up to three jobs,” he says. “It didn’t matter what it was, as long as it paid. Nola deserves a medal for raising eight children.” One day, Mr Thompson took a drive up north and when he drove over the hill at Buderim and saw Maroochydore below, he vowed he would live there within six months. In 1972 he built Chifley’s Hotel in Alexandra Headland, which became

the place to be for live music on the Sunshine Coast. He sold it to Stewarts Hotels Group in 1978, moving on to buy the Mooloolaba Hotel, followed by countless more Sunshine Coast developments over the years, which cemented his fortune. “Common sense says I can’t take it with me, so I may as well give it away. I gave my children their fair share first – I wanted to see what they would do with it and they have done exceptionally well.” The Thompsons have been generous supporters of several Sunshine Coast organisations and they were named the Queensland Higher Education philanthropists of 2017 for their support of the University of the Sunshine Coast – to date, they’ve donated $15 million and it’s not ending there. “I thought, I made the money here, I should spend it here,” Mr Thompson says. “When I looked at it logically, the university was the only thing I could put money into up here. Education is a big thing for the Coast and for kids in general.” The Thompsons’ first donations to USC in 2011 and 2012 went to 150 study support bursaries, which provide regular payments to students experiencing financial pressures to enable them to complete their degrees. They also offered to donate half the funding for a multi-level carpark at USC with funds raised going to student scholarships and bursaries. This project has already supported 69 students and is expected to provide more than $29 million to more than 1000 students over the next 50 years. The Thompsons love receiving letters from students who have benefitted from their generosity. “One particular kid was kicked out of home when he was 14 or 15 and now he’s a solicitor and doing really well,” Mr Thompson says. They also donated a $7 million building that now houses the Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience Thompson Institute, a facility at the forefront of mental health research. Their most recent donation went towards purchasing an MRI machine. The Thompsons say they’ve taken great pleasure in being able to give to the Sunshine Coast community and encourage others who are able, to give. “It’s a fantastic feeling,” Mr Thompson says. “It would be lovely to see more people give. There are a lot of people that have a lot more money than they need and I think it’s up to them to start giving – let’s face it, they can’t take it with them.”

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unshine Coast businessman Matt Russell, widely known as TwistedMR, has been invited to join 50 artists from around the globe for a world record attempt in Singapore in March. With 11 years of experience in the balloon industry and a swag of international awards under his belt, it is no wonder the Alexandra Headland resident was on the radar for this huge undertaking, which will see balloon artists from China, Israel, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore work together over four days to build an artwork from more than 500,000 balloons in the Marina Square atrium. Mr Russell says the final design will be on public display from March 9 to 12 so visitors can walk through the interactive display, which is set to “blow up” the industry and set a new benchmark for eye-catching temporary sculpture. “These enormous, interactive art installations are hugely popular overseas and this world record attempt will be the biggest, most intricate design yet – naturally it is a secret for now and has to be kept under wraps until the big reveal,” he says. “I am pretty chuffed to be invited to be involved. It’s not something Australia

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Russell decided to branch out and establish TwistedMR to offer more elaborate balloon designs and bouquets for private parties and corporate events. “It gave me a creative outlet for my design skills and I didn’t realise the business was going to grow as much as it has,” he says. “Every week I am being approached by a new corporate business after they have heard about me or seen me on Instagram. It amazes me how much the reach has grown.” One of his biggest projects over the festive season was creating a 32-metre black and gold balloon garland for a New Year’s Eve event at Brisbane’s Cloudland. Mr Russell has won four awards at the annual World Balloon Convention and became an ambassador for the event in 2014, a privilege given to just six balloon artists. He is also a worldwide ambassador for Qualatex balloons, teaching his art during the 2017 Qualatex World Tour in Sydney. While he is taking a break from competing internationally this year, he is going for a tilt at the Designer of the Year award at the FLOAT Balloon Convention in St Louis in the US in January 2019.

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unshine Coast: we have a problem. Nearly half of us are sleep deprived. Research by the Sleep Health Foundation has found 45 per cent of us have poor sleep patterns that lead to fatigue and crankiness, which is making us work less, damaging our mental health, and causing us to make silly mistakes. The study shows women stay awake worrying about the world, whereas men suffer more from sleep deprivation due to physical causes such as obesity and breathing problems. This is a fancy way of saying snoring their backsides off. A person’s sleep ritual is very private and not usually shared with the world. One friend of mine has to have earplugs and an eye mask to block out all noise and light every night before she bunks down. One relative has to be surrounded by exactly seven pillows. Some of us need to sleep in the foetal position, whereas others prefer being flung on our backs with our hands above our heads like we are being robbed. I am lucky because most nights I am so tired I just flop down and flake out. There were years when I was getting up all through the night to crying babies, where sleep was all I dreamed about and an hour’s nap would make all the difference. I have about three years where I do not remember much, which is quite inconvenient when friends are reminiscing about our past get-togethers. I just had a fog in my brain. The experts say to get a better night’s

sleep you should go to bed at the same time every night and cap your sleep at around eight hours. On top of this, you are meant to start winding down about an hour before you hit the hay. This means no exercise, no computer games, no television and no eating. It does not leave much, does it? My dirty little habit of taking a nip of port to my bedside and checking my Instagram is certainly not healthy. My children, on the other hand, have the world’s best bedtime routine. I turn on their diffuser (it is amazing but cost the price of a small country) with their choice of essential oils (they cost the price of a large country). The oils come with a menu choice of lavender, orange, peppermint or eucalyptus. I could pretty much charge for a day spa service. They have fresh sheets several times a week. They have flowers from our garden in their rooms. Then they have warm milk in bed and a few stories and snuggles. Then we put on an audio book and have final snuggles and chats about the next day and we tuck in all 34,857 toys and then it is supposedly sleep time. It takes forever. And I would not change a thing, as it is one of my favourite parts of the day. And does my fussing and clucking work? By midnight every single night, all three kids and two dogs are in our bed fighting for real estate space on the crowded mattress. On a good night, I will get a foot to the face and on a bad night I will sleep on the carpet. Go figure.

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ou know when you have been with someone for a long time, you just don’t want to hear them tell that boring story again? Or you know exactly what they are going to say in a situation, because they say it everrrrry time? How wonderful that we can put some headphones on and enjoy the cat videos on Facebook instead of listening. I am quite sure this saves lives, as well as relationships. But what about when it isn’t working? Have you noticed how some people allow social media and technology to take over their lives? They have become obsessed with responding to every ping on their phone. When does being phone obsessed become a problem in a relationship? This is up for debate. Your partner might be grateful you are so engaged with your technology, because then they can be too. Or maybe you are a little boring and/or you talk incessantly, so they are happy you have another interest that keeps you occupied. Technology might be saving your relationship and maintaining your partner’s sanity. However, there are times when this isn’t going to be the case. Maybe one of you is feeling left out, separated, disengaged, irritated and generally wondering if you are still in a relationship. How do you decide how much tech time is enough? It’s about negotiation. What are you prepared to accept? How

much interaction do you want? If you have to find out what your partner’s opinion on a topic is or whether they’re going to an event through Facebook, you probably won’t be happy about it. Some relationships are very open and people like to go their own way. This is fine if it suits both people, but what about when it doesn’t? When do we draw the line and set boundaries about what is acceptable? I would suggest that the relationship decides. What works for both of you is what works. Here’s how you might go

“I notice you are on your phone when we are in bed together…” about starting that conversation: “Hey, you probably don’t realise this but I am getting a bit annoyed about the amount of time you are on your phone or responding to texts. Can I ask that you limit the amount of time you spend doing that when we are together?” Or you might say: “I notice you are on your phone when we are in bed together, I would much rather you paid attention to me or spent some time cuddling.” With everything in a relationship, its about balance and negotiating those boundaries.

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ard to believe the first month of this new year is done and dusted. I was horrified to find that after re-setting my personal swear jar on December 31, it’s already at $317. To be fair, we did a two-and-a-half week Widdicombe family road trip in that time, so in reality it should be double that figure.

The good news for me is I read recently that people who use a lot of swear words tend to be more honest and trustworthy than others, and that swearing improves your health and in some cases helps you live longer. No s*&t! At the rate I’m dropping F-bombs, I’ll live to be as old as Yoda from Star Wars. Having said that, I’ve returned to work this year in worse shape than Craig McLachlan’s career. Guess what I got for Christmas? Fat. No really, I put on six extra kegs over the holidays. Fair dinkum I’m a bit of a fatty boomba at the moment. No really, let’s not sugarcoat it or I’ll eat that too. People say “time to get in shape mate” but as I’ve said plenty of times before, round is a shape people. Even yesterday I skipped the gym like a loser, but interestingly the drive-thru take-your-order guy at Kentucky Fried Chicken was called Jim, so I figure that’s close enough. Actually his name’s James but we’re pretty close – I’ve been seeing him on and off for about 18 months now – so I call him Jim. Hey, it’s important to get the mind in shape too and I’m searching for my soul mate to make me happy. Pretty sure my soul mate is potato and gravy. So as far as the gym thing



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Hamish Sawyer and Cr Rick Baberowski Art lovers across the region can look forward to seeing works by leading local and Australian artists at Caloundra Regional Gallery throughout 2018 with an outstanding exhibition program. Arts portfolio councillor Rick Baberowski launched the program, which has a focus on local artists and those with a strong connection to the region. “What better way to open the program than with nationally renowned artist Laith McGregor, who is originally from the Sunshine Coast,” he says. “Laith was a finalist in the 2016 Sunshine Coast Art Prize so I’m looking forward to seeing his exhibition, which will also travel to Tweed Regional Gallery in late 2018.” Gallery curator and team leader Hamish Sawyer says this year’s exhibition program reflects the diversity of contemporary visual arts practice on the Coast and beyond. An artist’s impression of the new multipurpose space, The Artroom, has also been unveiled. The new space will allow the gallery to offer a wider variety of programs, events and workshops, and will open in March. The 2018 exhibition program includes: Laith McGregor: Borrowed Time, March 8 – April 29 Kathleen McArthur: Wild/flower Women II, May 3 – June 17 Michael Foley: The Long View, May 3 – June 17 Jandamarra Cadd: United Journey, June 21 – August 12 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, August 16 – October 14 For details on all of the exhibitions, visit

WHAT’S ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Laura Doolan, Caloundra RSL, 11am Renny Field, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Steve Hargreaves, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Rod Fraser, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm King River Rising, Solbar, 6pm Annie J, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 6.30pm Matty Boi, Brightwater, 6.30pm Nyssa Ray, Parklands, 6.30pm Ryan Giles trio, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm The Febs, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Flamarique – Sounds of Spain, The Piano Bar, 7.30pm Sun Salute, Solbar, 8pm Midnight Boogie, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 8pm Blackwater Duo, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm Acoustic Moose, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm Chester, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm Oz Hornz, Caloundra RSL, 9pm

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10 Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Nyssa Ray, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Drew Wilson, Lemon and Thyme, 5pm Alexis, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Pat Tierney, Solbar, 6pm Leena Salim Duo, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm Dorah Jackson, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Sharon Brooks, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Girl Friday, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Beerwah’s Got Country, Beerwah Hotel, 8pm Som De Calcada, Solbar, 8pm Zookeepers, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 8pm 60’s Revolution Show, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm Annie J & Fusion, The Piano Bar, 8pm Brazilian Carnival Night, Solbar, 8pm Jabba, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm Glory Days, Caloundra RSL, 9pm

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11 Recovery, Solbar, 12pm Carl Lynch, Caloundra RSL, 12pm Mo’Swagger, Brightwater, 1pm Matty Boi, Parklands, 1pm Deja Voodoo, Alex Surf Club, 3.30pm Alan Kelly, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 2pm Ross Blyton, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 2pm



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BELOVED PERFORMER COMES TO THE COAST Peter Cupples first came into prominence in 1975 as lead singer and songwriter for the blue-eyed soul band Stylus. After releasing four albums with a string of hits, the band parted ways in 1980 and Mr Cupples began a stellar solo career. He regularly entertains the public at many major events and venues – one of his most cherished was opening for Frank Sinatra at Sanctuary Cove in the 1980s – and he has written songs for Make a Wish Foundation. In 2006, Mr Cupples teamed up with his friend Jon English as the acoustic duo Uncorked. It was such a success that they teamed up again in 2011 for the show Unscrewed. Peter Cupples will perform an intimate set at The Bison Bar on February 10 from 7pm. Tickets are $21.50 and are available at

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Immanuel Lutheran College takes a multifaceted approach to education


t Immanuel Lutheran College, children are taught that anything is possible. Striving for personal best, whether it be in an academic, sporting or cultural pursuit, is the message communicated to all students and right now, Immanuel is accepting scholarship applications for the 2019 academic year across a variety of academic and special interests. “Immanuel offers a seamless education from pre-prep to Year 12 and creates confident, well-rounded learners who are creative, competent and capable of making a positive contribution to their community,� says Principal Colin Minke. “We understand that each child is unique and that’s why we’ve tailored our scholarships program to suit a variety of special interests. Students can apply for an

academic, music, sport or arts scholarship in dance, drama, visual art or film and new media. “Applications are being accepted for entry in Years 6 to 12 in 2019 and close on Wednesday, March 7. “Academically, Immanuel continues to perform well above state averages, with 13 per cent of last year’s OP-eligible graduates receiving an OP 1–3; 20 per cent received an OP 1–5 and 88 per cent received an OP 1–15. But more importantly, 98 per cent received a university offer and 85 per cent achieved their first or second preference.� Part of Immanuel’s ‘education for life’ philosophy is realised through the College’s acclaimed Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre, which offers a fourweek residential program that all students embark on in Year 10. The lessons taught at Binga build resilience, teamwork and

relationships. But Mt Binga is only one part of Immanuel’s learning program. “From pre-Prep to Year 12, we are a connected and engaged community. Academically, students are engaged through activities that are relevant, authentic and life related,� Mr Minke says. “Our Innovation@Immanuel strategy provides students with ready access to flexible learning spaces with iPads, Surface Pros and other devices in a blended learning environment. “In the classroom, students attend lessons but also engage virtually with their teachers when gaining feedback and completing online workbooks. “Our learning management ecosystem provides teachers with information about each student’s academic, social and emotional progress that allows staff and families to work together to promote positive outcomes for each student,� he says.

THE FUTURE OF ILC More than $9 million is being invested in Immanuel’s Primary School to create a series of new, flexible classrooms that will be multidisciplinary and communal, allowing students to work together in new and creative ways. A $2 million Environmental Centre is also being developed, a first for a Sunshine Coast school, and refurbishments are ongoing in the Secondary School. Interested parents are welcome to attend an open morning on March 1. Contact the school for more information. To find out more about Immanuel’s educational philosophy, or to apply for a scholarship, go to

A LOT OF LEARNING HAPPENS IN PREP We are only a few weeks into the new school year and some prep students around the state may be starting to feel a bit tired, cranky and emotional. When you see what they get up to each day, it’s easy to see why – there’s a lot of play and learning going on in prep classrooms to help them prepare for the rest of their schooling journey. While we may focus on prep students learning their alphabet, numbers and beginning to read, social and emotional development is especially important in the first six months of school. Sunshine Coast Grammar School’s prep program aims to encourage students by building a culture of curiosity along with a strong sense of community, friendship and collaboration. The initial part of the year sets the foundation for social and academic learning by establishing routines and expectations and teaching independence. It’s a time to instil in them a passion for learning and to encourage and foster lifelong friendships, along with the confidence to try new experiences without fear of mistakes. Sharing and turn taking are still priorities, along with the need to understand others through the future development of empathy. As students arrive full of excitement, the prep program aims to build on this excitement while imparting the following key lessons: Learning how to make friends and be a friend Many of the friends made in prep will continue throughout school and beyond. Prep teachers encourage their students to get to know their fellow classmates and to learn what makes a good friend and how to treat each other with kindness and respect. continued page 28>



Scholarship applications for 2019 are now open! Visit our website to learn more.

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Applications are now open for 2019 Scholarships at Sunshine Coast Grammar School. We are pleased to be offering Academic, Music, General Excellence and Principal’s Scholarships. The School welcomes internal applications from those in Years 7-11 in 2019 and external applications from those in Years 8-11 in 2019. Apply online

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 12 MARCH 2018 372 Mons Road, Forest Glen Qld telephone +61 7 5445 4444 | email web A School of the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association

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EDUCATION PROMOTION <from page 26 Learning how to care for one another Social learning is the foundation for academic learning. Recognising emotions and feelings teaches students how to relate to others and express themselves. Learning to become independent Prep encourages independence in children and that desire to be independent. If we do things for children that they can do for themselves, we rob them of the opportunity to be proudly independent. Fostering a sense of inquiry and wonder Prep is where passions and interests are encouraged and become the source of

tailored learning experiences. Studies show young children ask between 25 to 50 questions an hour before they enter prep. This can decrease to two questions an hour in less engaging prep environments. One of the greatest tools we can equip children with is the ability to ask questions. At Sunshine Coast Grammar School, the research-based Early Years program nurtures a learning environment where questioning and wondering is celebrated, and curiosity flourishes.


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With more than 17 years in the education industry, Pacific Lutheran College has established itself as a leading K–12 learning community that is innovative, dynamic and progressive. Offering a rich education for a wellrounded life, Pacific provides unique opportunities to enhance learning, growing self-directed students who are wellequipped for the future. Firmly underpinned by the values and traditions of excellence of Lutheran Education in Australia, Pacific has a strong academic culture and exceptional sporting and cultural opportunities. The curriculum is delivered using the Harvard Teaching for Understanding framework, fostering thinking skills, curiosity and deep understanding. The outdoor education, pastoral care and personal development programs incorporate learnings from positive psychology, supporting and challenging young people to grow in all dimensions of their lives. Pacific offers a range of merit-based scholarships including academic, music and general excellence (sport, visual and dramatic arts and leadership). Applications for 2019 are now open and students entering Years 6–11 next year are eligible to apply.

For more information, visit scholarships-and-bursaries or phone 5436 7300

ST ANDREW’S ON THE WAY TO MAKING POOL A REALITY Plans to build a state-of-the-art aquatic centre at St Andrew’s Anglican College in Peregian Springs are well underway, with the facility to include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, learn-to-swim area for the wider community, cafe and viewing deck. St Andrew’s graduate and Rio Olympian Jake Packard says the centre will provide more opportunities for students to pursue swimming and water sports. “Swimming has been my life from an early age but it was St Andrew’s that helped me reach my dreams of making the Olympic team; having an aquatic centre would have further enhanced this,” he says. St Andrew’s will hold a pool party on campus in early March to boost fundraising efforts, involving dinner, live music, dancing and VIP sporting guests. College principal Reverend Chris Ivey says tuition fees keep the College running but the goal is to minimise the impact of the $12 million cost of the centre on these operating expenses. “Our own pool will strengthen the opportunities and quality of the swim program and other aquatic experiences we can offer, with a quick transition between the school day and training,” Rev Ivey says.

For tickets to the pool party and for more information, visit

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TYPICAL FEATURES Natural light with white window treatments are typically used to enhance this style of bathroom. Use large mirrors and modernise the style with metallic fittings such as silver, gold or copper tapware.

ELEGANT AND FEMININE A white and gold colour palette has classical, French provincial roots and is a trademark of contemporary Hamptons style. You can never have enough white in a Hamptons interior.

NATURAL COLOUR Orchids are a luxurious way of styling your Hamptons ons bathroom. Hydrangeas also look great with this style. yle.


Creating your Hamptons-style bathroom can be as simple as following a few fashionable rules. WORDS: Sophie Hendry. One of the more enjoyable aspects of renovating your bathroom is defining your interior style. The classic, feminine Hamptons look is a luxurious yet charming aesthetic for the bathroom. This interior design style originated in North Hampshire, east of New York, when they adapted their own interpretation of a French provincial aesthetic. Here in Australia, the look has further

SUBTLE TOUCHES ES You can allude subtly to a Hamptons’ interior style without being obvious. Using soft colour palettes, natural elements and the use of white in the trims, cornices and architraves will give the effect of the Hamptons aesthetic. Think feminine, luxurious and sophisticated, while at the same time pared-back and relaxed.

evolved into a more contemporary, fresh style with fewer antique French influences and with more greenery and a relaxed, coastal feel. If you love the look and feel of the Hamptons interior or have Hamptons features throughout the rest of your home, use your renovating experience as an opportunity to create the ultimate bathroom. Here are a few trade secrets.

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Sophie Hendry is a self-confessed interior design and renovation addict. She also works for Your Asset Renovations. Visit

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DRESS YOUR HOME When buying furniture, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to view each purchase as an investment. Choose pieces that will identify and shape the style of each room room.

Crescent six-seater corner lounge, RRP: $2999 Kew dining table with Ryde chairs, RRP: $1999 Sicily queen bed RRP: $699

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A piece of furniture can say a lot about you and your personality. Select pieces that have a shape, texture and fabric that you love. This way you can shape the rest of your room around the piece.

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My Weekly Preview learns about Maison et Object’s Designer of the Year, Cecilie Manz, and what drives her creativity.

“She has a taste for experimenting with new materials and exploring original function”

and nature is vital to her creative process. Much in the same way that her lifestyle and relationships with family members contribute to fuelling her inspiration. Now in her 40s, the elegant Dane readily admits that the ceremony for the Crown Prince Couple’s Culture Award she won in 2014, presented to her by Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, was one of the high points of her career. It’s a career that spans 20 years as she patiently honed her skills to emerge today as one of the major figures of Scandinavian design. Her first project, entitled The Ladder – a ladder that doubles as a chair – was quickly picked up for production and the other project that jump-started her career was the famed Caravaggio lamp. Despite her taste for experimenting with new materials and exploring original functions, whenever Ms Manz sits down at her drawing table the process is invariable. Every new design starts with countless sketches and models and a close dialogue and collaboration with the manufacturer. A visit to the production line may refine the result and match the techniques used in each particular factory.

CECILIE MANZ ON SCANDI DESIGN As an advocate for minimalism, Ms Manz says the Scandinavian approach should be more than a style and it, “should reflect the actual lifestyle of these countries”. In her work, this is often achieved through subtle play on shades of grey associated with brighter colours.


Helsinki. The very next year, she founded her own studio in the heart of Copenhagen. Even though she needs the vibrant feel of the city to feed her creativity, she is still happy to commute back to her suburban home and garden every evening to reconnect with the elements. Not unlike other Danish designers, the balance she maintains between civilisation



housands of people from across the globe descended on the city of style last month for the biggest interior design event of the season. Hosted in Paris, the Maison et Objet is a biannual event, described as one of the three most important European design events. Home fashion design, interior design and home trends are the focus of the event, which is held in January and September each year. More than 3100 brands and 64 countries were featured at the latest gathering. With every event, Maison et Objet Paris elects a Designer of the Year, and in 2018 the honour has been bestowed on one of the most outstanding names in the industry and interior world, Danish designer Cecilie Manz. As a child, Ms Manz remembers she would always slip away to the studio her ceramicist parents kept in their house to sink her hands into the clay. After earning a diploma in object and furniture design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1997, Ms Manz moved to Finland to further her education at the University of Art and Design in


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In September, the global authority on colour, the Pantone Colorr Institute, unveiled red as the colour we will see floating into fashion. And as often is the case, we can expect to see similar tones filtering into home design. Pantone’s colour predictions from the Fashion Color Trend Report Spring 2018 included: PANTONE 18-1440 Chili Oil Seasoned yet season-less, Chili Oil is an earthy brown-based red that adds flavourful definition. PANTONE 17-1563 Cherry Tomato Impulsive Cherry Tomato is a tempestuous orangey red that exudes heat and energy. Demanding attention, this courageous, never-to-be-ignored shade is viscerally alive.

TEXTURISE Add texture with different materials. terials. The terials e Naomi cushion in red is from K Kas Australia. Visit for local ocal stockists.


TAKE A SEAT White and red is the perfect colour combination. Use white as the base of your design. Choose crisp, clean whites for big-ticket items such as furniture and flooring and layer with red tones. We love this chair from Coast. Phone 0423 247 372.



What is Valentin Valentine’s Day without flowers? Actually, what is a home without flowers? Bring some softness and a sweet scent into any room with We love to dress up a home’s fresh flowers. W entryway e en tryway with a glass vase of mixed blooms.

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JUST LANDED: CHOCOLATE-SCENTED EYESHADOW The new Chocolate Gold Eye Shadow Palette is the latest palette from Too Faced to cause a stir, with beauty fans raving about the chocolate scent and gorgeous shades – there are 12 creamy, richly pigmented metallics and four matte shades. All the colours are soft and highly blendable, allowing you to create multiple looks. Grab one from Mecca Maxima at Sunshine Plaza for $71.

Irish actor Saoirse (Ser-sha) Ronan is a favourite for the Oscar on March 4 for her role in Lady Bird after winning the Golden Globe in January. Her makeup artist used Chanel products to create her flawless complexion on the night, available from Myer. er.


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Short term or lifelong constipation, gurgling sounds in the gut, stubborn weight, nausea, or bad breath may be symptoms of a problem that can for some also involve sinus, hayfever, ongoing sneezing, and daily headaches. Seemingly a seasonal issue which may last more months through the year than the Spring should bring, and could be part of a bigger health problem that is NOT associated with your allergies. Constipation is often associated with dehydration or a poor diet, however, there are many causes that could be the culprit such as low serotonin, a unique bacterial infection, or food intolerance affecting thyroid conditions. One common underlying issue may be the cause lasting sometimes years, and is often mistaken for allergies. This results in the overuse of nasal sprays or antihistamines, eventually harming your sinuses.

The cause is identified in the mucous membranes of the entire digestive tract The cause is found in the mucous membrane of the digestive tract from the sinuses through to the bowel, which is all connected, and is not uncommon. Specific bacteria, often found in food left out too long can be detected through specialised testing to confirm. This specific infection has been found to burrow deep within the villi of the gut wall, releasing a nerve toxin, paralysing the muscles of your bowel, initially causing symptoms of constipation and nausea, not to mention the secondary effects seen in some patients with chronic weight gain, fatigue, and tender lymph glands. It is rarely tested for, and is often mistaken for allergic rhinitis, or lazy bowel, going on for years undetected and untreated, sometimes causing irreparable damage. This and other infections are quite easily addressed once found, with associated symptoms relieved once eradicated. These conditions generally are not without cause like many believe, and can be resolved quickly when properly investigated with the right medical testing. Phone Advanced Wellness to arrange a free half hour consultation with one of our health practitioners to discuss your health further on 1800 699 355 (1800 MYWELLNESS) or visit

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LEO (Jul 24-Aug 23)

VIRGO (Aug 24-Sep 23)

LIBRA (Sep 24-Oct 23)

SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)

Mick Jagger, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Lawrence … why are so many entertainers Leos? Because they relish attention. But this week’s solar eclipse encourages you to share the spotlight with another person, a lover, relative or friend.

Focus on your lover, as you give them the romantic treatment this Valentine’s Day. Single? You could meet your soul mate. If you’ve been neglecting your health, it’s time for a healthy lifestyle change, so stop the excuses and start ASAP!

Librans love to be in love, and so Valentine’s Day is very special. If you are single, don’t fret about a former partner. Get out and do your thing. With Venus in your routine zone, you could meet your soul mate while working, shopping or walking the dog.

When it comes to matters of the heart, resist the urge to be controlling. With Jupiter in your sign, be spontaneous and open to new possibilities. As actress Loretta Young said, “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)

AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)

PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)

On Tuesday the planets trigger your tendency to jump to conclusions and put your foot firmly in your mouth. But before you jump in and judge others and make inappropriate comments, take a close and considered look at yourself. And then hold your tongue!

Don’t take your partner – or potential partner – for granted! “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone. It has to be made like bread, remade all the time, made new” (Ursula Le Guin). With the eclipse in your cash zone, take stock and initiate some new strategies.

Your quote for Valentine’s Day is from artist Yoko Ono. “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” Thursday night’s solar eclipse is in your sign, so you’ll be twice as much fun – and twice as much trouble.

With Venus visiting your sign on Valentine’s Day, it’s the perfect time to ask for what you want. Then sit back and reap the romantic rewards. If you have a problem that needs to be faced, resist being distracted by other’s agendas and dubious schemes.

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5. Name the second most common mineral in the Earth’s continental crust. 6. Silkworms (pictured) feed upon the leaves of which tree native to northern China? 7. What gemstone is sometimes known as Egyptian pebble? 8. “As soon as you’re born they make you feel small” are lyrics from which song? 9. Is Japan in the northern or southern hemisphere? 10. Which Russian Tsar was murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1917?



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With Saturn sauntering through your romance zone, your love life is a serious business at the moment. So your quote for Valentine’s Day is from writer William Barclay. “Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice.”

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With Mars charging through your relationship zone, when it comes to love you need to be strong. So your quote for Valentine’s Day is from Lao Tzu. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

QUIZ: 1. Jolly Roger 2. (b) breastplate 3. Sargasso Sea 4. Son of Sam 5. Quartz 6. White Mulberry 7. Jasper 8. Working Class Hero by John Lennon 9. Northern hemisphere 10. Nicholas II


GEMINI (May 22-Jun 21)

With Venus in your aspirations zone on Valentine’s Day, find a dream you can share together. “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but of looking outward together in the same direction” (Antoine St Exupery). Don’t be complacent at work.



TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)

Romance is in the air on Wednesday, but the energy suggests a private, magical Valentine’s Day. Singles – mysterious synchronicities could lead you to your soul mate. Thursday’s solar eclipse encourages you to contribute to a group or organisation.

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PROPERTY SALES ON THE COAST EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS Our super market tracker revealed it’s a seller’s market on the Coast, with properties selling in record time at good prices. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

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oming off the back of a strong finish to 2018, the Sunshine Coast property market is continuing to bring great results for sellers who market their properties well and generate competition among those looking to buy a slice of paradise in the region. Over the past few weeks, My Property Preview has given readers a snapshot of how the local property market is tracking. Industry leaders sent in their sales from the months of October, November and December and the results painted a very bright picture. Despite a decrease in supply, the agents who participated in our super market tracker sold 203 properties across the three months,

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with properties spending an average of 105 days on the market before being snapped up by buyers. The results show property prices are on the rise, with properties that were last sold 12 to 24 months ago posting much higher prices late last year. While this means buyers need to be prepared to meet the market, it means sellers are entering a high-demand market and reaping the rewards for it. The Auction Group’s Gordon Macdonald says one of the biggest factors in seeing property prices rise in the region is the pressure that comes from competition, like advertising in print as well as online, and bidding at a live auction. The first ‘auction weekend’ for 2018 saw The Auction Group conduct 24 Coast auctions with a total of $30 million worth of real estate and an average reserve of $1.4 million. Property prices for these auctions ranged from just below $200,000 to over $5 million. Mr Macdonald says there was an average of 3.85 registered bidders, which is up from the 2017 average of 2.1. “Our auction clearance was 75 per cent, which is a combination of sold prior, sold

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under the hammer and properties selling immediately post-auction,” he clarifies. Century 21 Grant Smith Property principal Grant Smith says there is no doubt we are seeing a stability in the Coast market that is supporting higher sales figures. “This is evident through a reduced volume of property coming to the market with a strong buyer pool and market currently looking to secure property,” he says. “This is forcing properties that may have been seen to be a little overpriced that have been on the market in excess of average days being secured by buyers who aren’t seeing enough new property come to the market. “We are seeing a consistent level of sales across the Coast. What we are finding is that days on market are decreasing as a number of properties that are new to the market are being snapped up by buyers who have exhausted current stocks and are awaiting new properties.” The market tracker results showed 21 properties across the Coast were snapped up within 10 days of being listed, with six not lasting longer than a day on the market. “Where we have seen the highest level increases is where the biggest buyer demand is, we are finding that homes in the $600,000

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to $850,000 are the majority of family home sales, as this is increasingly demanded we are seeing a number of these homes achieve results that exceed expectations of both the sellers and the agents,” Mr Smith says. “The Coast will continue to demonstrate strength as we increase infrastructure. Areas to be aware of are properties with easy access to new infrastructure such as the new Maroochydore CBD hub, the university and new hospitals.”

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rt 29 Moorings Cou TWIN WATERS 2 car, 480m 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 2017, $790,000 Sold on Oct 18, et 23 days on mark ty North Shore Real Liz Hope 7 David Low Way MARCOOLA 5/91 2 car, 223m 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 , $325,000 2017 27, Oct Sold on et 536 days on mark ,000 May 2006, $320 Previously sold ty North Shore Real Keith Blanchard


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DLAND ALEXANDRA HEA East 2 11 Tantula Road car, 1214m 5 bed, 5 bath, 4 on 2017, $2.9 milli Sold on Oct 3, et 12 days on mark p Next Property Grou Karen Jones MAROOCHYDORE ue Aven 1001/8 Duporth 2 car, 565m 4 bed, 5 bath, 4 on 2017, $4.45 milli Sold on Oct 3, et mark on days 26 , $3.15 million 2013 Mar sold Last p Next Property Grou Karen Jones Starling Street 32/8 ERIM BUD 2 car, 180m 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 2017, $402,000 Sold on Oct 4, et 17 days on mark $419,500 , 2010 Dec Previously sold p Next Property Grou Anne Wallace

7 Jade Street, Coes Creek Offers Over $1mil – Paul Ciseau 0411 662 738

28 Jane Street, Palmwoods $487,000 – Craig Barnby 0427 533 731

389 Corks Pocket Road, Reesville $1.6 million – Paul Ciseau 0411 662 738

9 Primrose Court, Palmwoods $485,000 – Craig Barnby 0427 533 731

If you missed the Holiday Market Tracker series, series you can check them out at Click on Past Editions and flick through MWP editions 481 (page 48), 483 (page 52) and 484 (page 59).


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7 Margaret St re et Pa lmwo o ds Qld 4555

4 Mary Street, Alexandra Headland

5 Bed | 4 Bath | 2 Car

Exceptionally well located in the tightly held “Golden Triangle” directly opposite Alexandra Headland

For Sale Tanya Mungomery 0414 260 711 Office 5373 5077

beach this gorgeous family beach chalet presents an excellent investment to either live in as is or land bank for future development. Offering multiple living and entertaining areas, gourmet stone kitchen and mesmerizing ocean views.

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his generous family home has been beautifully crafted to suit its coastal surroundings. Intended for relaxed living with a focus on entertaining, there are multiple zones inside and out. Situated on a 531m2 parcel of land and positioned perfectly in a quiet street, this outstanding home is just moments to all amenities and an easy stroll to Mooloolaba Beach and Esplanade. A spacious lower level comprises of several separate living zones, each one flowing effortlessly into the next. The designer kitchen features stone bench tops, along with a butler’s kitchen and walk-in pantry.

Plantation Built Home – CBD By The Beach MAROOCHYDORE 9 Yamba Court This Plantation-built home offers relaxed living and entertaining space for the modern family who seeks coastal convenience, contemporary comforts, and a leisure-based lifestyle. Maroochydore and Alexandra Headland’s stunning beaches and surf clubs are just minutes away by car, also within walking/cycling distance; Cotton Tree with its boutique dining and retail is also virtually on your doorstep. • Quality contemporary home - beautiful timber floors • Alfresco timber decking through to the back yard • Elegant kitchen, stone benches & quality appliances • Ducted zoned a/c, solar power & solar hot water • Fabulous Crim-safe screened indoor/outdoor room First time offered to the market, motivated sellers!

VIEW Saturday 9th February 12:00 to 12:45pm

16 HIBISCUS AVENUE, MOOLOOLABA 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, February 17 @ 12pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Alan Riley 0422 723 719

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71 Mackenzie Drive. Style, space and loads of WOW! By locating the master suite, main living, kitchen and balcony on the first floor, the designers have taken great advantage of its views to the lake and created the perfect, spacious parents retreat. • Large kitchen with butler’s pantry creates a spacious, open air feel playing to its ample and beautifully finished timber cupboards. Integrated dishwasher, gas cook top, wall oven and microwave. Very chic styling with massive island bench with dual sink and breakfast bar. • A massive balcony flows out from the main dining and living area to create a great feeling of space. Perfect for entertaining. • Downstairs a formal entry leads to a second lounge leading out to an outdoor courtyard. Down the hall you’ll find two more bedrooms and the second, family bathroom and WC. A second, private living area downstairs and second study provides a perfect teenager retreat.

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Great design and attention to detail at 11 Hervey Chase.

New home by award winning Metricon at 6 Yidney Street.

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.

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.










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Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days:

2/39 JANET STREET, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Auction on site Saturday, February 10 @ 2pm Leading Realty 5477 7512 Grant Cheatham 0497 845 598 Jay Sherwell 0434 552 025 Josh Sherwell 0415 888 531 79 COOK ROAD, BLI BLI Multi-auction event Thursday, February 8 @ 6pm North Shore Realty Marcoola 5448 7444 Liz Hope 0422 494 686

62 BEACHWAY PARADE, MARCOOLA Multi-auction event Thursday, February 8 @ 6pm North Shore Realty Marcoola 5448 7444 Mark McDonald 0418 871 059

13 DONEGAL DRIVE, YAROOMBA Multi-auction event Thursday, February 8 @ 6pm North Shore Realty Coolum 5446 2500 Ben Thomson 0447 057 651

9 WILLOW CRESCENT, MARCOOLA Multi-auction event Thursday, February 8 @ 6pm North Shore Realty Marcoola 5448 7444 Jay Pashley 0407 119 355

UNIT 3 ‘FIELDEN PLACE’ LINK CRESCENT, COOLUM BEACH Passed in / warehouse North Shore Realty 5446 2500 Kerry Glover 0408 714 270

78 KIRRA ROAD, MAROOCHY RIVER Multi-auction event Thursday, February 8 @ 6pm North Shore Realty Marcoola 5448 7444 Ben Thomson 0447 057 651

2/5 CALDWELL STREET, GOLDEN BEACH Passed in / 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karlos Nash 0427 262 272

8 BENNETT STREET, MOFFAT BEACH Auction on site Saturday, February 10 @ 1pm Harcourts Caloundra 5438 1177 Gavin Duncan 0438 549 384

13 Donegal Drive, Yaroomba

UNIT 13 ‘NIRVANA LUXOR’ 20 SPINNAKER DRIVE, MT COOLUM Multi-auction event Thursday, February 8 @ 6pm North Shore Realty Coolum 5446 2500 Brad Reed 0419 788 625 25 CURRAWONG STREET, MUDJIMBA Multi-auction event Thursday, February 8 @ 6pm North Shore Realty Marcoola 5448 7444 Ben Thomson 0447 057 651

8 Bennett Street, Moffat Beach 5-7 FOSSILWOOD COURT, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, February 10 @ 10:30am Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Craig Porter 0411 554 880 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

49 WILLIAM STREET, BUDERIM Passed in / 3 bed, 2 bath, 4 car The Property League 5476 3579 Darren Rix 0416 188 259

The North Shore Realty multi-auction event will be held in rooms at the Ramada Resort Marcoola on February 8 at 6pm.

AUCTION RESULTS The easiest way to check out the latest auction results. 104 BUDERIM AVENUE, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Sold post auction for $935,000 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Property Today 5444 2222 Jay Sherwell 0434 552 025 Josh Sherwell 0415 888 531

2257 DAVID LOW WAY, PEREGIAN BEACH Multi-auction event Thursday, February 8 @ 6pm North Shore Realty Coolum 5446 2500 Jay Pashley 0407 119 355

5 GOOMBURRA PLACE, BUDERIM Sold prior to auction / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Cleeton Property Group 1300 689 128 Huan Cleeton 0409 280 762 Karen Cleeton 0438 930 183

79 PETRIE CREEK ROAD, ROSEMOUNT Auction on site Saturday, February 10 @ 2pm RE/MAX Coast and Country 5476 7654 Barbara Banks 0419 760 492

9/30 ALEXANDRA PARADE, MAROOCHYDORE Sold at auction for $435,000 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car McGrath 5450 8000 Carlie Penn 0417 771 702 Glennis Schindler 0412 737 324 74 NOTHLING STREET, MOFFAT BEACH Sold prior to auction for $890,000 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Harcourts Caloundra 5438 1177 Shayne Mayers 0413 540 830

MARKET TRACKER A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 44 TANTULA ROAD EAST, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND $2,500,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Karen Jones














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Sheldon Busch 0418 743 848 Todd McKee 0418 737 197


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PROPERTY 18 ATHERTON CLOSE, BUDERIM $825,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Anne Wallace

11 HOCKING STREET, NAMBOUR $367,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Andy Sharma

8 RAINFOREST SANCTUARY DRIVE, BUDERIM $905,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Century 21 Grant Smith Properties, Grant Smith

42 CHEVALLUM ROAD, PALMWOODS $470,000 / 5 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Elders Palmwoods, Mike Burns & Meng Meng

10 SCENIC AVENUE, BUDERIM $745,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 4 car Century 21 Grant Smith Properties, Russell Dell 5 WAKE COURT, BIRTINYA $630,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Anthony Cargill & Richard Scrivener 1/3 BRIGALOW STREET, CALOUNDRA WEST $344,500 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Realway Property Consultants Caloundra, James Reynolds 10 ANTIPODES CLOSE, CASTAWAYS BEACH $1,385,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Craig Porter 38 DANDALOO DRIVE, COOTHARABA $840,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car RE/MAX Coast and Country, Barbara Banks 107 SLAUGHTER YARD ROAD, EUDLO $ 635,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car RE/MAX Coast and Country, Tim Burrough 29 BOWERBIRD PLACE, MONS $1,800,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 5 car Next Property Group, Craig Porter 6 GLOVER COURT, MONTVILLE $714,400 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car RE/MAX Coast and Country, Tim Burrough

44 CHEVALLUM ROAD, PALMWOODS $370,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car RE/MAX Coast and Country, Chris Ryan 4 IRENE PLACE, PALMWOODS $370,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Elders Palmwoods, Mike Burns & Meng Meng 7 JODY PLACE, PALMWOODS $390,000 / 5 bed, 2 bath, 3 car Elders Palmwoods, Mike Burns & Craig Barnby Real Estate LOT 13/262 OLD PALMWOODS ROAD, PALMWOODS $600,000 / Vacant Land Elders Palmwoods, Mike Burns, Meng Meng & Bev McMullin



20 MOORABINDA STREET â&#x20AC;˘ Blue chip property "Pandanus House" with exceptional location offering spectacular coastal views â&#x20AC;˘ Immaculately presented with expansive living spaces, light filled interiors and parents retreat â&#x20AC;˘ Includes fully self-contained granny flat

2/15 WELLINGTON PARADE, SHELLY BEACH $635,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Realway Property Consultants Caloundra, James Reynolds 15 HILARY CRESCENT, WOOMBYE $1,250,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 4 car Elders Palmwoods, Mike Burns & Meng Meng

View Saturday 10.30 - 11am For Sale $2,495,000

Brenden Southey 0417 633 035 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257

34 OLD GYMPIE ROAD, YANDINA $425,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car RE/MAX Coast and Country, Barbara Banks

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BUDERIM 61 Cumberland Way

Headland Park Family Home On Large Parcel Of Land Perfectly positioned in a peaceful, elevated and tranquil location, this solid family home situated on a 998m2 block of land that is ready for you to stamp your own personal touch. Offering an open-plan design, air-conditioned living room and a well appointed kitchen opening out onto the covered outdoor entertaining area and overlooking sparkling in-ground swimming pool. This home has ample parking with two extra garages for housing just about anything you like, if you have boats, caravans, jet skis, luxury car or need a large workshop this home offers it all

OPEN HOME: Saturday 10th Feb 12-12.30pm VIEW AT: www.deďŹ PRICE: $655,000 AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758






Maroochydore Townhouse - Amazing Location 137m2 of modern townhouse nestled in one of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consistent capital growth hotspots. Centrally located within 5 minutesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; walk to the Sunshine Plaza, 2 minutes to the Maroochydore Homemakers Centre. Close to quality schools, the Maroochydore Town Centre, Ocean Street and some of the best beaches in the world! 2 bedrooms with their own private bathrooms. Large open plan lounge, dinning and kitchen. Single garage with separate powder room and Internal access into the living space. Private fully fenced 90m2 courtyard and lawn area.

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ith a perfect northern aspect, this as new tri-level freestanding residence offers open-plan, sophisticated, coastal living in a quiet location. House-sized without the maintenance, the residence is complete with three bedrooms, two luxury bathrooms plus powder room, spacious open living flowing to an east-facing, cantilevered balcony with ocean views. The house features a galley-style kitchen with butler’s pantry, media room, sitting room overlooking a void to the lounge area and inground pool with alfresco terrace.

2/39 JANET STREET, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, February 10 @ 2pm Leading Realty 5477 7512 Grant Cheatham 0497 845 598 Jay Sherwell 0434 552 025 Josh Sherwell 0415 888 531





















Real Estate GOLD in Cotton Tree

Apartment Living - Walk to Beach

Imagine taking a walk along the beach every morning or Kite Surfing in the afternoon. If this sounds like you then this may be the property you have been searching for. When talking real estate, it’s common knowledge that location is key and Cotton Tree, Maroochydore is absolute Real Estate GOLD. Properties in Cotton Tree are very tightly held and when INSPECT Saturday 11-11.30am they do come up for sale they attract a lot of attention. FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5443 3377 The building has had some recent modifications done DAN BRADLEY 0401 253 310 including a rendered façade, new colour bond roof and a

2 bedroom apartment within walking distance to the surf of Maroochydore’s patrolled beach and a short distance to the Surf clubs. Featuring a private balcony leading off the living area, recently re-painted and new carpets, kitchen adjacent to tiled living area. Secure investment with onsite facilities including tennis court and pool.

new driveway. Don’t delay call TODAY.


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AUCTION On-site Saturday 24th February at 2pm INSPECT Saturdays 10-10.30am FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5443 3377 SHANE DAWES 0411 302 925 WEB

Maroochydore - 5443 3377 Mooloolaba - 5444 0800 Nambour - 5441 1344 Sippy Downs - 5450 1515

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Moffat Beach, 8 Bennett Street 60 Years In The Making




Auction on site

This original beach shack is being offered for the first Saturday 10th February at 1pm time in 60 years. 513sqm of prime land with easterly aspect. Fantastic opportunity to knock down & build

View Saturday 10th 12-1pm QCA3284

your dream home. Only metres to Moffat’s famous point break & café strip.

Gavin Duncan 0438 549 384

You will receive: • Professional high profile sign board • Professional photography • 45 day premier listing on • Guaranteed first page on • Buyer email alerts to database • Advertising on up to 13 property websites • Digital property book prepared and emailed to Harcourts database • Up to 2000 just listed brochures • Full colour property brochures • Rental appraisal • Title searches

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Mooloolah Valley, 30 Samuel Place Get Lost In The Valley

Offers Over $560,000

Buderim, 50 Wilguy Crescent Pristine Prestige

Set on half an acre and within walking distance to

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• Four large bedrooms plus separate office




the centre of town, this beautiful family home affords

• Double lock up garage plus room for a caravan

it’s new owners the chance to experience rural living

• Separate workshop underneath the home

without the seclusion. Something special awaits you in the valley.


Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257




Offers over $870,000 View Saturday 10th 1-1.30pm /QB3225

• Outdoor entertaining deck, capturing mountain views Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219 • 1253m2 block with landscaped gardens

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AUCTION AWESOME VALUE IN BUDERIM ON 2 ACRES – SELLING SATURDAY 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, 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, large Balinese style cabana and undercover timber deck. Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity.


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Walk to Matthew Flinders 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: This Saturday 10th February at 10.30am Inspect: Saturday 10th February from 10am prior to Auction at 10:30am Craig Porter 0411 554 880 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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23 Balyarta Crescent, Mooloolaba Hurry - Properties like this don’t come along often! Nestled amongst other prestigious homes this property provides a fabulous opportunity to secure a slice of paradise and enjoy the Sunshine Coast lifestyle. With its location, open plan design and two alfresco living areas this property represents fantastic buying making this an ideal family retreat or a solid investment. Inspect to appreciate! Call today.

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Open plan design 2 alfresco living areas Generous kitchen New bathrooms Minutes to beach



Auction: 24th February at 1pm Inspect: Saturday 10th February 9-9:30am Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545


38/34 Canberra Terrace, Caloundra THE WOW FACTOR - NEST OR INVEST! Spacious and sophisticated, this immaculate penthouse has been designed to capture the ever changing vistas from the ocean to Bribie Island to sunsets over the Glasshouse Mountains. Offering 2 separate living zones, liveable floorplan & low maintenance lifestyle, this exceptionally large penthouse close to everything will impress. Act now to avoid missing out on this incredible opportunity.


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Panoramic ocean and hinterland views Exceptionally liveable floor plan 326m2 of luxury penthouse living Stroll to beaches, shopping & restaurants Secure parking for two vehicles



Price: $1,390,000 Inspect: Saturday 10th February 3-3.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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his Plantation-built home offers relaxed living and entertaining space for the modern family seeking coastal convenience, comforts, and a leisure-based lifestyle. A familyfriendly floor plan includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms plus powder room, spacious living and dining, central kitchen, Crimsafe screened indoor/ outdoor entertaining room, laundry, alfresco timber decking, and double lock-up garage, on a low maintenance block with a fenced backyard. Features include: timber floors, ducted and zoned airconditioning, stone benches in kitchen, spa bath in ensuite, external deck access from fourth bedroom.

9 YAMBA COURT, MAROOCHYDORE 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $695,000 CENTURY 21 On Duporth 5443 5700 Rob Whiting 0428 855 141

NEAR-NEW HOME This north-facing This nor orth th-ffac acin ing g five-year-old five fi ve-y -yea earr ol old d ho hom home me has recently been repainted throughout, rece re cent ntly ly b een ee n re repa pain inte ted d th thro roug ugho hout ut it has high ceilings and enjoys the breezes that continually flow up the Bli Bli valley. It is light, bright and airy. The kitchen has a walk-in pantry, plenty of bench space, double oven, double sink and views over the entire property. There are three bedrooms, all with built-in robes and ceiling fans. Plans have been approved for the fourth bedroom and the ensuite for this bedroom is already in place.

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3 bed, 2 bath Auction on site Saturday, February 10 @ 2pm RE/MAX Coast and Country 5476 7654 Barbara Banks 0419 760 492



Act quickly! Do not miss this one! This charming home with its brilliant location and layout offers simple living and relaxed entertaining with its open plan design, large kitchen, loft, undercover decks and gazebo. Inspect to appreciate.

Auction: 24th February at 10am Inspect: Saturday 10th February 10-10.30am Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545


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07 5476 5588





VIEW: By Private Appointment

OMG this is a massive home and would suit 2 families. EACH SIDE of this 620m home has 3 bedrooms, modern kitchen, living and laundry. Full wrap around decks, 12m in-ground pool & gazebo. Garaging for 5 vehicles plus a 12 X 9m powered shed. 20 minutes to the new Hospital, Beach and Uni. 2 mins to the Bruce as well, would suit tradies. Bring the pony also, as this property is a fenced 2.7 acres with a permanent creek/dam and close to state forest trails.

• Quality modern finishes throughout • Quiet acreage, located behind other houses • Great entertaining house, with verandas and pool • Easy access to the Bruce, Train and Schools • Close to Horse / Bike Trails in the State Forest

Price: $825,000

CONTACT: Doug Ison 0418 761 404







VIEW: By Private Appointment

• This home is selling well below replacement value

• Separate guest accommodation with private entry

• Constructed from hand-cut Australian sandstone

• 500-metre stroll to Buderim Village or waterfalls

• Custom-designed home on 1,423m² allotment

• Secluded and tranquil, surrounded by rainforest

• Well-planned layout with multiple living zones inside and out

• An inviting home that reflects the Sunshine Coast lifestyle

Price Guide: Mid $1 Million

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CONTACT: Jo Daley 0403 252 957

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RIVER FRONTAGE Bo Boasting g an expansive expa p nsiive 40 met metres tre res of a absolute b river frontage original homestead rive ri ver fr fron o ta tage ge tthis h s or hi o igin ig inal hom o es este tead is perfectly positioned on over half an acre of beautiful waterfront land. Don’t miss your opportunity to secure a 2524m2 allotment close to the convenience of the Bli Bli shopping village, next to the Maroochy River Golf Course and within five minutes of the beaches and the Sunshine Coast Airport. 79 COOK ROAD, BLI BLI 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Multi-auction event Thursday, February 8 @ 6pm North Shore Realty Marcoola 5448 7444 Liz Hope 0422 494 686

ORIGINAL BEACH SHACK This original Moffat Beach shack is being offered for the first time in 60 years. The home sits on 513m2 of prime Moffat Beach land in a tightly held pocket. As it stands the home features two bedrooms and one bathroom. This chance to buy presents a fantastic opportunity to redevelop the site and build your dream home. The land is located only metres to the beach and is a short walk to the Moffat Beach cafe strip. Register your interest today.

Feel at home

8 BENNETT STREET, MOFFAT BEACH 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Auction on site Saturday, February 10 @ 1pm Harcourts Caloundra 5438 1177 Gavin Duncan 0438 549 384

Phone (07) 5476 3579

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estled on almost two acres, this private home boasts lush landscaping designs and incorporates winding paths of sand stone. Only moments to Matthew Flinders Anglican College, amenities and the Sunshine Coast University, the home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms complete with wardrobes. Entertaining is easy from the chef’s kitchen, which features commercial-grade appliances and a walk-through pantry. The master suite has an ensuite, as well as a walk-in wardrobe. Outdoors, there is a flood-lit tennis court and heated inground pool.

12 Blackall Street, Woombye 5442 1855

5-7 FOSSILWOOD COURT, BUDERIM 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, February 10 @ 10:30am Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Craig Porter 0411 554 880 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

ROSEMOUNT, 79 Petrie Creek Rd





NINDERRY 66 Fairhill Road




Open Sat and Sun 11-11.45am | Auction on site 18th February at 12pm Perfect Dual Living with Stunning Views • 6267m2 of usable land • Dual Living • Wrap around deck with huge bay window • Stunning mountain views

• Plenty of storage plus tank water and dam • 2 minutes to Yandina and school • 4 minutes to Bruce Highway • 15 minutes to Coolum Beach

David Gaskin 0405 258 756 Mike Burns 0418 991 702 Elders Woombye Web Id 127444146

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This Property Is A Rare Find, 7.47ha In Rosemount • 7.47ha, Town water and sewerage

Auction: On site 10th February at 2pm

• Adjacent Petrie Creek

Inspect: Saturday 1.15 - 2pm - Auction 2pm

• 3 bedroom, 2 bath - approval for 4th bed

• Family room and media room • Northerly aspect with views over property

Barbara Banks 0419 760 492

• Suitable for horses

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his stunning quality home, with sweeping coastal views, will leave you breathless from moment of entry. Located just minutes away from the beach, the home is perched in an elevated position with dual balconies and absolutely no expense has been spared in the build. Features of this first-class home include four bedrooms, large master bedroom with ocean views and ensuite with double vanity, luxury family bathroom, ducted airconditioning, kitchen with stone bench tops, butler’s pantry, gas cooking and an abundance of storage.

Multi-auction event Thursday, February 8 @ 6pm North Shore Realty Coolum 5446 2500 Ben Thomson 0447 057 651

Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE

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Local property is selling at All Time High prices... Book your appointment today Know where your property sits in the market WOOMBYE: 3.29A BLACKALL ST - Central town position: Walk to all conveniences of OPEN SAT 12 – 12.40 $289,000 Woombye. 2brms, 1bath, open plan living, single carport. Neat and tidy WOOMBYE: 1/12 HORIZONS WAY – ONLY 1 LEFT – Stylish, new duplex unit. 3brms, OPEN SAT 12 – 12.40 $469,500 2bath, 2car, open plan living, o/door entertaining. NAMBOUR: 12 NOEL ST. NEW LISTING! 3brms, 1bath, large deck and good sized shed. Very central location, minutes to Shopping precinct.

WOOMBYE: 14 WOOMBYE PALMWOODS RD. Highset brick home, walk to schools and shops. Dual living opportunity. 4brms, 1bath, 3car. Inspect Today!

IMAGE FLAT: “PRIVATE ACREAGE HIDEAWAY” 5 acres + big shed + 4 bedroom, 2bath home. 7 car accom, wide veranda around all sides of the home.

DIDDILLIBAH: “LUXURIOUS – LOW MAINTENANCE” Private acreage with family

OPEN SAT 1 – 1.40 $385,000 OPEN SAT 2 – 2.40 $429,000 INTEREST FROM $610,000 $797,000

home. 4brms, 4bath, 4car + pool, entertaining and many more features throughout.

WOOMBYE: HIGHSET, SPACIOUS HOME IN CENTRAL WOOMBYE. Ideal for the Large or extended family. 4brms, 4bath, 5car. Many extra features throughout.


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

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4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

5442 1888

Real Estate

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Magnificent character home built to highest standard. Beautifully maintained, solid brick with high ceilings. Open plan verandas all round. Grand timber staircase to 4 large bedrooms, renewed bathroom & ensuite. New kitchen with stone bench tops, quality appliances & dishwasher. 3rd bathroom off laundry with outdoor access for pool. 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





• Raked ceilings, exposed beams & rustic brickwork including open fireplace to the lounge • Palatial master suite opens to wide veranda • Solid timber kitchen adjoins living spaces • Massive veranda overlooks the freshly renovated in-ground pool surrounded by tropical foliage • Mature greenery envelopes the home • Centrally located in the rolling hills of Dulong, yet still within easy access to Sunshine Coast resort beaches of Maroochydore & Mooloolaba & the Hinterland’s renowned Montville village.

Price: $775,000 Ian Black 0407 587 503 Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie Street, Nambour | Phone 5441 3366 |

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6pm Think Tank. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Gardening Australia. Tino prepares a garden for a big party. 8.30 Vera. (M) Part 1 of 4. 10.00 Planet America. 10.45 ABC Late News. 11.15 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics: Opening Ceremony. From Pyeongchang, South Korea. 11.30 Winter Olympics: Highlights.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Vet On The Hill. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous. (2005) (M) Sandra Bullock. Against orders, an FBI agent goes undercover to rescue Miss USA. 10.50 Married At First Sight. (PG)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 The Living Room. Hosted by Amanda Keller. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Sam Smith performs. 9.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Food Safari. 6.30 News. 7.30 Human Planet. (PG) 8.30 24 Hours In Emergency: Give Me Strength. (M) A 91-year-old is involved in a car crash. 9.30 MOVIE Nightcrawler. (2014) (M) Jake Gyllenhaal.


6.30pm A Taste Of Landline. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) A literature student is found dead. 8.30 Delicious. (M) Part 2 of 4. 9.20 River. (M) A detective investigates a friend’s murder. 10.20 Silent Witness. (MA15+)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Winter Olympics. PyeongChang 2018. Night 1. From Pyeongchang, South Korea. Events include: men’s luge (featuring Townsville’s Alex Ferlazzo) short track speed skating (with Andy Jung and Deanna Lockett), and women’s ice hockey, Switzerland v Korea.

6pm Cricket. Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Tri-Series. Australia v England. Game 3. From the MCG. 9.50 Travel Guides. (PG) A travel review of Australia’s favourite destination, Bali. 10.50 MOVIE The Call. (2013) (MA15+) Halle Berry, Evie Thompson. A girl is kidnapped by a madman.

6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 6.30 David Attenborough’s Africa: Sahara. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Madagascar: Island Of Marvels. Part 1 of 3. 8.30 To Be Advised. 11.00 48 Hours: NCIS – The Double Cross. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.35 Engineering Space: Space Shuttle. A look at the Space Shuttle. 9.25 Gadget Man: Public Transport. Presented by Richard Ayoade. 9.55 Soccer. EPL. Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur. From Wembley Stadium, London, England.


6pm The Checkout. 6.30 The House With Annabel Crabb. (PG) 7.00 ABC News Sunday. 7.40 Hawke: The Larrikin And The Leader: The Apprenticeship. (M) 8.40 Shetland. (M) Perez and Tosh head to Glasgow. 10.35 Our Girl. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) The elimination showdown is decided in the final instant restaurant of Group 1. 8.30 Winter Olympics. PyeongChang 2018. Night 2. Events include ladies’ moguls, featuring Britt Cox, and men’s luge with Alex Ferlazzo.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Married At First Sight. (PG) 8.40 Miniseries: Underbelly Files – Chopper. (MA15+) Part 1 of 2. 10.10 Killer Women With Piers Morgan: Erin Caffey. (M) Part 1 of 2. 11.15 The Pusher: Manchester’s Serial Killer? (M)

6pm Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 The Sunday Project. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) Hosted by Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown. 9.00 SEAL Team. The team must rescue a group of researchers. 10.00 To Be Advised. 11.00 The Sunday Project.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.35 Eight Days That Made Rome: The Spartacus Revolt. Presented by Bettany Hughes. 8.30 Atlantis Rising. Charts the search for Atlantis. 10.25 Lost Tribe Of The Amazon. (M)


6pm Think Tank. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story. 8.30 Four Corners. Hosted by Sarah Ferguson. 9.15 Media Watch. Hosted by Paul Barry. 9.35 Q&A.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) The elimination twist is revealed. 9.40 Winter Olympics. PyeongChang 2018. Night 3. Featuring the men’s moguls finals. From Pyeongchang, South Korea.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. (M) 9.00 Miniseries: Underbelly Files – Chopper. (MA15+) 10.30 Killer Women With Piers Morgan. (M) 11.35 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (MA15+)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) The celebrities attempt to feed the hungry camp. 9.00 Law & Order: SVU. (M) Benson’s son is kidnapped. 11.00 The Project.

6pm Food Safari Fire. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 River Cottage Australia. (PG) 8.30 Michael Mosley: Trust Me, I’m A Doctor. Part 2 of 4. 9.30 24 Hours In Emergency: Love Conquers All. (M) A 40-year-old is involved in a cycling accident. 10.30 SBS News.


6pm Think Tank. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 The Checkout. (PG) 8.30 Catalyst: Back To The Moon. Takes a look at the new space race. 9.30 No More Boys And Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free? 10.25 ABC Late News.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) 9.00 Winter Olympics. PyeongChang 2018. Night 4. Featuring short track, luge, curling and speed skating gold medal events. From Pyeongchang, South Korea.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. (M) 9.00 Date Night. (M) 9.30 One Night With My Ex. (M) Former couples are reunited for 24 hours. 10.30 Beauty And The Beach. (M) 11.40 Cold Case. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) 8.30 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) The team investigates a possible act of terrorism. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Food Safari Fire. 6.30 News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? 8.30 Insight. Hosted by Jenny Brockie. 9.30 Dateline. 10.00 Secret State: Inside North Korea. 10.25 SBS News.


7pm ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (M) Hosted by Shaun Micallef. 9.00 Squinters. (M) 9.30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. 10.10 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) Colby’s secret is revealed. 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) The teams travel to Adelaide. 9.15 Winter Olympics. PyeongChang 2018. Night 5. From Pyeongchang, South Korea.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. (M) 9.00 Serial Killer With Piers Morgan: Mark Riebe. (M) Piers Morgan meets a serial killer. 10.00 Australian Crime Stories. (M) 11.00 Mom. (M) 11.30 Movie Juice.

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) 8.30 This Is Us. (M) Kate pursues a new passion. 9.30 Madam Secretary. (M) 10.30 Hawaii Five-O. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Food Safari Fire. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 World’s Greatest Bridges: The Iron Bridge, Shropshire. (PG) 8.30 Simon Reeve In Russia. Part 3 of 3. 9.35 Shaun Micallef’s Stairway To Heaven: Faith Healing. (PG) Part 2 of 3.



6pm Think Tank. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Call The Midwife. (M) 9.00 Q&A Special: #MeToo. A discussion of the #MeToo campaign. 10.15 ABC Late News. 10.45 The Business.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) The teams travel to Perth. 9.00 Winter Olympics. PyeongChang 2018. Night 6. Featuring Lydia Lassila in the women’s aerials. From Pyeongchang, South Korea.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 ACA. 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Point Break. (2015) (M) Edgar Ramirez. An FBI agent infiltrates a team of extreme athletes. 11.00 Mom. (M) 11.30 A.D. Kingdom And Empire. (MA15+)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) 9.00 Gogglebox. (M) Opinionated viewers discuss TV shows. 10.00 Blue Bloods. 11.00 Blue Bloods. (M)

7.30pm Great British Railway Journeys. (PG) 8.05 Shane Delia’s Recipe For Life. (PG) 8.35 Running Wild With Channing Tatum. Channing Tatum joins Bear Grylls. 9.35 Knightfall. (MA)

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6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 8.30 Selling Houses Aust. 9.30 Selling Houses Aust. (PG) 10.30 To Build Or Not To Build.

7.30pm Winter Olympics: Opening Ceremony. 8.30 MOVIE The Rookie. (1990) (M) 11.00 Ultimate Factories. 12am American Daredevils. 12.30 Ink Master.

6pm MOVIE Cats & Dogs. (2001) (PG) Tobey Maguire. 7.45 MOVIE Kung Fu Panda. (2008) (PG) Jack Black. 9.30 MOVIE Abduction. (2011) (M) Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins.

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 Are You Being Served? (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Tootsie. (1982) (PG) Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr. 10.00 Filthy Rich. (M) 11.30 Southern Justice. (M)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 10.30 MOVIE Set Up. (2011) (MA15+) Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe, Jenna Dewan.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Kate & Leopold. (2001) (PG) Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman. 11.00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.


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 Ill Behaviour. 10.45 Inside Amy Schumer.

6.30pm Mighty Ships. (PG) 7.30 The Yorkshire Vet In Autumn. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 10.30 Escape To The Continent. 11.45 SA Weekender.

7pm The Grand Tour. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Mad Max III: Beyond Thunderdome. (1985) (M) Mel Gibson. 10.40 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 11.10 Ultimate Factories. 12.05am Ink Master.

7pm MOVIE Shrek The Third. (2007) (PG) 8.50 MOVIE The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. (2014) (M) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson. 11.15 Balls Of Steel Australia. (MA15+)

7pm MOVIE Escape From Alcatraz. (1979) (M) Clint Eastwood. 9.20 MOVIE A Fistful Of Dollars. (1964) (MA15+) Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch. 11.25 Cold Case. (M)

6pm Football: Just For Kicks. 6.40 Soccer. A-League. Round 20. Melbourne City v Sydney FC. From AAMI Park, Melbourne. 9.00 Scorpion. 10.00 48 Hours. (M)

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 All-Star Family Feud. 8.30 To Be Advised. 9.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 10.30 The Loop. (PG)

7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. 8.45 Ricky Gervais Live: Fame. 10.05 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.

6.30pm Motorway Patrol. (PG) 7.30 Border Security: Int. (PG) 8.30 Border Security. (PG) 9.30 Brit Cops. (M) 10.30 Border Security: Int. (PG) 11.30 Border Security. (PG)

8.30pm MOVIE X-Men: First Class. (2011) (M) James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence. 11.10 MOVIE In The Line Of Fire. (1993) (M) Clint Eastwood.

7.30pm The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Celebrity Big Brother US. (M) 9.30 MOVIE Ted 2. (2015) (MA15+) Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried. 11.45 The Big Bang Theory. (PG)

7pm Midsomer Murders. (PG) 9.10 Jack Taylor. (MA15+) 11.10 The Closer. (M)

6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 6.30 Scorpion. (PG) 7.30 The Life Of Mammals. 8.30 MOVIE The Good Shepherd. (2006) (M) Matt Damon. 11.50 Countdown To Murder. (M)

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Ella Enchanted. (2004) (PG) Anne Hathaway. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 9.30 Kitty Flanagan: Seriously? (M) 11.10 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 Ill Behaviour. 10.00 Inside Amy Schumer. 10.25 Red Dwarf.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Rosemary & Thyme. (PG) 8.30 Lewis. (M) 10.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 Bargain Hunt. (PG)

9.40pm MOVIE X-Men Origins: Wolverine. (2009) (M) Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds. 12.10am Full Metal Jousting. (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 American Ninja Warrior. (PG) 9.30 Celebrity Big Brother US. (M) 10.30 James Franco Roast. (MA15+)

6.30pm The Allan Border Medal. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE 42. (2013) (PG) Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, Lucas Black. 11.00 Public Morals. (M)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. (PG) 7.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 10.30 Elementary. (M) 11.30 Hogan’s Heroes.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Sixth Sense. (1999) (M) Bruce Willis. 10.40 Will & Grace. (PG) 11.40 James Corden.


7.05pm Ben And Holly. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Growing Up Gracefully. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 Miniseries: Stag. 10.40 Red Dwarf. 11.10 The Office. 11.30 30 Rock.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Pie In The Sky. (PG) 8.30 Inspector Morse. (M) 10.30 Suspects. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt. (PG)

9pm MOVIE X-Men. (2000) (M) Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen. 11.30 Ice Road Truckers. (PG) 12.30am Full Metal Jousting. (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 American Ninja Warrior. (PG) 9.30 Celebrity Big Brother US. (M) 11.30 Jail: Big Texas. (M)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 The Good Life. 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.40 Major Crimes. (M) 11.40 New Tricks. (M)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. (PG) 7.30 48 Hours. 8.30 48 Hours. (M) 9.30 Countdown To Murder. 10.30 Highlander. (PG) 11.30 Hogan’s Heroes.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 8.00 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Deep Impact. (1998) (M) Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall. 10.55 Will & Grace. (PG) 11.25 James Corden. (M)


7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 The Agony Of… 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 Asian Provocateur: Mum’s American Dream. 10.00 The Trip To Italy.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Pie In The Sky. (PG) 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (M) 10.30 Families Of Crime. (MA15+) 11.30 Bargain Hunt. (PG)

9.15pm MOVIE X-Men 2. (2003) (M) Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen. 11.55 Storage Wars. (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 American Ninja Warrior. (PG) 9.30 Celebrity Big Brother US. (M) 10.30 Justin Bieber Roast. (MA15+)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 The Good Life. 7.40 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (M) 9.40 Silent Witness. (MA15+) 10.50 The Bletchley Circle. (M) 11.55 Cold Case. (M)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. 7.30 Nature’s Great Events. 8.30 Alaska Aircrash Investigations. (PG) 9.30 Muhammad Ali: The Parkinson Interviews. (PG) 10.30 Countdown To Murder.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Grosse Pointe Blank. (1997) (M) John Cusack. 10.45 Will & Grace. (PG) 11.15 James Corden.

7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 To Be Advised. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 Squinters. 10.00 Murder In Successville. 10.30 Red Dwarf.

9pm Murdoch Mysteries. (M)

9pm MOVIE X-Men: The Last Stand. (2006) (M) Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart. 11.05 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 12.05am Full Metal Jousting. (PG)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Robot Wars. (PG) 8.30 Celebrity Big Brother US. (M) 9.30 MOVIE Superbad. (2007) (MA15+) Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen.

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 The Good Life. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 The Commander. (MA15+) 10.15 Rizzoli & Isles. (M) 11.15 Death In Paradise. (M)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. (PG) 7.30 Rocky Mountain Railroad. (PG) 8.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Cyborg. (1989) (MA15+) 10.45 To Be Advised. 11.45 Hogan’s Heroes.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Will & Grace. 8.30 Sex And The City. 9.00 Sex And The City. 9.30 Sex And The City. 10.00 Sex And The City. 10.30 Sex And The City.




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7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Hard Quiz. 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 Upstart Crow. 10.00 The Thick Of It.




with MWP’s man in the water

So I received a text message at midnight last week from my snowboarding buddy in California who is putting together a surf trip down to mainland Mexico. Point breaks with sand bottoms – it doesn’t get any better! An old friend is surf guiding down there so I’ll have to make an effort to see if I can make it. Also, I just received a message from a friend snowboarding in Japan. He clocked a 114.8 kilometres per hour speed run. Not sure if the hills are that steep in Japan to get that speed. Best I have done is 94 kilometres per hour. You certainly do not want to catch an edge at those speeds. Okay, waves are around and Sunday looks the goods. My Weekly Preview (“MWP”) is locally owned by Sunshine Coast Alliance Publishing Ltd ACN 124 476 142 and is published by 20/20 Publishing Pty Ltd ACN 131 089 793 (the “Publisher”). The contents of MWP are subject to copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part without the written permission of the Publisher is prohibited. The publication of editorial in MWP does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views or opinions expressed by the Publisher. The Publisher does not accept responsibility for statements made by advertisers. All prices in MWP are correct as at the time of printing but are subject to change.

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My Weekly Preview Issue 486  

My Weekly Preview is a high-quality magazine delivering more of what matters to the Sunshine Coast. It features news, business, regular colu...

My Weekly Preview Issue 486  

My Weekly Preview is a high-quality magazine delivering more of what matters to the Sunshine Coast. It features news, business, regular colu...