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ISSUE 489 March 2, 2018


ARIA Hall of Fame inductee and number one selling artist, Russell Morris is returning to The Brewery at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Friday, March 9. Shooting to fame in the mid 1960s with Somebody’s Image, the performer had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue. In 1969 he and producer Molly Meldrum released The Real Thing that topped the charts. He also penned hits such as Sweet Sweet Love and Wings of an Eagle. Russell stills tours nationally. We’ve got two tickets to give away to see him live at Eumundi.



’ve admired Samuel Johnson’s work for many years, but it wasn’t until he launched the charity Love Your Sister with his terminally-ill sister Connie, that I sat up, truly paid attention and realised there is more to this man than his acting career – far more. Spurred on by Connie and the promise he made to her prior to her passing last year, Samuel is campaigning for a metastatic tissue bank, which could change the face of cancer research. He wants no thanks and slams claims he is selfless for putting his career on hold in order to focus on the charity and Connie’s legacy. He just wants you to listen to his message. As Samuel says: “cancer kills families”. And, if we can work together to make a difference, whether that be through fundraising, research or supporting someone fighting the fight, let’s do it. Watching a loved one lose their battle with cancer can be as heartbreaking as their journey can be inspiring. I’ve sat beside far too many people who have travelled this path, but they tend to have one thing in common – hope and a fight that comes from deep within. Let’s focus on that and fight together. I hope Samuel inspires you just as much as he has me. His story is on page 20. This week we also speak with some inspirational women about International Women’s Day. Plus, don’t miss our My Events special feature. Until next week, take care.


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A LIFE WELL LIVED Where do you live? I live in Buderim where we have had a house for 18 years. I spent most of my working life in Brisbane but it was always understood we would retire to Buderim where my wife Anne, who is a nurse, grew up. Anne and I have been married for 48 years. When we were married at St Mark’s there were still ginger farms on Buderim. First job? When I was at school and university I had odd jobs to help with the family coffers. It was a great thrill, however, when I received my first pay packet at the RBH where my first rotation as an intern was in Emergency. Junior doctors lived in at that time and we worked over 80 hours a week but it was all fascinating. What are you currently working on? I have been an ambassador for the Buderim Foundation for a couple of years and I now chair the board of 12 talented and dedicated directors.


Your family includes… Anne and I have three children (Kate, Claire and William) and three grandchildren.


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Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point and why? Graduating as a surgeon. Your greatest regret? Not spending enough time with our children. Hopefully I can redeem myself with our grandchildren. What achievement are you most proud of? Becoming president of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. I also got a lot of joy out of being part of the development of laparoscopic (key-hole) colorectal surgery – we performed the first colon resection in Australia at RBH in 1991 using this minimally invasive approach.

“Everyone deserves the opportunity to be educated to whatever level they’re capable of”

First car? An old Austin A70 when I was in final year medicine, but I rode a decrepit 350cc single cylinder Matchless motorbike for the previous four years. Running repairs were common.

Favourite book? AJ Cronin’s The Citadel, about a doctor looking after less privileged people in the UK, convinced me to do medicine, but my favourite as a young man was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. What are you reading now? Belonging by Simon Schama, which is a book about the struggles and triumphs of Jews between 1490 and 1900.

Dr Russell Stitz is a retired colorectal surgeon. He was a senior surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and at the Wesley Hospital. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Queensland and the chair of the not-for-profit Buderim Foundation, which is celebrating 10 years of its community grants program. Mr Stitz is encouraging the community to help increase the grants from $1.4 million to $2 million in 12 months.

support has allowed me to have a tremendously satisfying professional and personal life.

What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? Home in Buderim looking over Maroochydore. If you could change one thing on the Sunshine Coast, what would it be? Adequate infrastructure including road access should be a prerequisite for development. Best day in your life? Getting married to Anne, whose

You are happiest when? I get bored if I’m not busy so being involved with the Buderim Foundation is a great interest. I also enjoy helping our son on his property at Maleny.

What frustrates you the most? I believe hard work should be rewarded but with privilege comes responsibility to support the less fortunate. Everyone deserves the opportunity to be educated to whatever level they’re capable of. It’s also unacceptable we still have third-world healthcare in some indigenous communities. How do you deal with your frustration? Stay calm and work out a strategy to mitigate the frustration. It also helps to stay busy. If you could tell your 18-year-old self anything what would it be? Try not to be judgmental. Everyone has an opinion so the goal is to have universal education to make sure that opinion is based more on fact than perception. NRL or AFL? I am a rugby fan, so I hope the Reds and the Wallabies can improve their performance this year.

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As part of International Women’s Day, a range of events across the region is encouraging Sunshine Coast locals to get involved in celebrating and advocating for women. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


“The key is not to just blame men. We also need to work more on women empowering other women, because the lack of it is a huge problem” Husna Pasha Image: Elio Rulli from Studio House.

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nternational Women’s Day has traditionally been a solid 24 hours dedicated to giving the women’s rights movement a platform in which to discuss, debate and an advocate for gender equality. But this year, the t Sunshine Coast has a host of events kick kicking off on March 1 and continuing through throug to the March 9. The first International Women’s Day Intern (IWD) was held in 1911, yet the World Economic Forum’ Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report found gender parity is still more than gen 200 years away, sparking the theme for this sp year’s IWD, #PressforProgress. #Press With global activism through the #MeToo ac and #TimesUp campaigns, there has never cam been a better time for members of the community to work wo through the challenges, but the key speake speakers at this year’s events on the Coast have all had a unified voice when they say this is a journey women should not jo have to travel alon alone. Encouraging m men to be part of the solution has been a strong focus this year, with gold Logie winner, Victorian Australian w of the Year 2018 and an Love Your Sister founder Samuel Johnson the guest speaker at Sunshine Coast Co Business Women’s Network IWD breakfast on March 6 I trainer Paul Tribe and leadership lead taking up a position among a talented line-up of ladies in talent WINDO’s Let’s Hear it for The WIN Girls evening. Gir Also appearing at the WINDO (Women Initiating W New Directions Organisation) Ne event on March 8 is talk show eve one-time co-host of The host, o Project, t relationship management officer and mum-of-two Husna Pasha. Pasha says the recent social Ms Pash campaigns coming from media camp Hollywood to rraise awareness of sexual poor treatment of women harassment and p right direction. are steps in the rig “It shows that people are ready to come out and be brave, and when one woman herself, she creates an decides to back he others to follow suit and shows opening for other us to stand up as a group,” that it’s okay for u extraordinarily proud of these she says. “I am ext Hollywood women wome who have found the power to come out ou and speak, even when they have so much to lose. There is so much more for us to gain because of their actions.” encourages all women to be Ms Pasha enco aspects of their life. She was on brave in all aspect track to follow the advice of her traditional to “get a degree, get Indian Muslim parents pa have five babies, married, get a mortgage, mo drop dead”. raise them and dr what they classed as a “That was wha

successful life,” Ms Pasha tells My Weekly Preview. But after winning a competition to co-host The Project in 2015, Ms Pasha was emboldened to create her own live talk show with a goal to inform people through entertainment, and in just a few short years, it has evolved into much more. “You don’t see ‘moozie’ [Muslim] girls out there carrying on like pork chops, pardon the pun, and being humorous and being comfortable with being a little bit of a bogan,” she says. “I get up on stage and dance hip-hop and laugh and scream and shout and make jokes. Some people and minority men would say because I don’t wear a hijab, I shouldn’t be going around calling myself a moozie. But you know what? I am more than comfortable with my religion and the way I practise it and when people see that, they lose the fear they might have.” Ms Pasha now sells out her interactive live shows, is in high demand as a motivational speaker, has a steady relationship management role and has become the breadwinner in her home. And her husband Nick Rangasamy-Shakeel is comfortable with that. “It takes a strong man to be behind a successful woman and we need to give them credit where it is due,” she says. “Women are now very much capable of looking after themselves and gone are the days when our role was to cook, be the cleaner and the housewife. We can now do all of those things and so much more, but because we have come so far, we have to be careful not to disempower men at the same time.” Coming from a corporate background, Ms Pasha says there is undoubtedly a “bamboo ceiling” in Australia, where there are plenty of women in middle to senior management, but very few in the executive level and, on average, women are still paid less than men. “The key is not to just blame men. We also need to work more on women empowering other women, because the lack of it is a huge problem,” she says. “Working in corporate, I have seen a lot of bitchiness and competitiveness among women, where women feel overprotective of their positions because they have worked so hard to get where they are, and this leads to them putting other women in their place by belittling them. We will take a huge step forward when women start supporting each other.” Ms Pasha says this competitiveness filters through all areas of society, characterised in the working mum versus the stay-at-home mum debate, which continues to rage with neither side holding back on their criticism of the other. This is why she has made it the mission of her talk show, The Husna Pasha Show, to myweeklypreview.com.au

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FEATURE STORY bridge the gaps that exist between all humans, be it between genders, races or religions, to create happier people who have no time to judge each other. White’s Supa IGA proprietor Roz White has experienced first-hand the gender imbalance in the corporate world. The 2015 Sunshine Coast Outstanding Business Woman of the Year and acting president of the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network will be the keynote speaker at the long-standing Zonta Club of Caloundra’s IWD breakfast on March 8. “This year’s celebrations are a particularly important discussion-starter in relation to the theme to press for progress in gender equality,” Mrs White says. “Women contribute in so many ways, but there is definitely a gap in senior leadership positions in our nation. There are only 26 per cent of women who sit on boards and I have sat on national and state committees and boards and have seen first hand the gender bias that does exist. I am often the sole female amongst a complete panel of men. “I do not believe in gender quotas, but I am a believer in achieving a balanced and holistic perspective, so it is important to have both men and women contributing.” Mrs White says she has often wondered why it is so hard for women to make it into the top echelons of business. “It’s very hard to put your finger on why, there is not one determining factor,” she says. “But these conversations during International Women’s Day are a great way to break down any barriers that exist, and often they are perceived barriers rather than real ones. “While there is only 26 per cent of women in top management, I see that as 74 per cent opportunity, so go get ’em girlfriends; don’t sit back, get involved in your industry and when one door opens, it will lead to another and that’s how it happened for me.” Mrs White became the youngest and first stand-alone female to achieve a position in the IGA Hall of Fame in July last year, the highest recognition for the independent grocer’s sector. She will share her career highs and lows as part of her presentation at the

Zonta breakfast and confesses she “never really loved” what she did in the early days of running the business alongside her husband Michael. But the loss of her dear sister, which was emotionally crippling for Mrs White, forced her to refocus and she channelled her grief into getting to the core of what her business was. “I realised we were not just selling baked beans; it was so much bigger than that. Suddenly everything went from black and white to colour and it ignited this unstoppable passion within me,” she says. “I think the first action of opportunity is to recognise it and then it’s having the courage to walk through that door even though you might not know what may be on the other side. It’s intimidating and scary, but it might just lead you to something you may have never dreamed that could happen in your life.” Mrs White says having Samuel Johnson speak at the SCBWN breakfast is sending a message to the community that the network supports moving forward on issues of women’s equality as a whole community. “Samuel’s story of his unwavering support of his sister through breast cancer and his Love Your Sister campaign has touched all of our hearts,” she says. “He is the perfect fit, to be honest. He’s so proactive with women’s issues and women’s health so there is not a more appropriate person to begin to champion the unity between men and women, which is incredibly powerful.” WINDO founder and director Jeanette Dal Santo says embracing change as a community is at the core of the organisation. “If we’re going to have strong leadership with women, we need to be dialoguing with men about how our leadership is slightly different and how we come from a different perspective that is just as valid,” she says. “Cultural change has to happen at some point, and it can only do so by supporting what is going on out there. We live in a very visual society and if we’re not seen, then we’re not heard, basically. Women are out there being seen and we are also having good intellectual debates and celebrating through many channels.”


MARCH 1 Queensland Women’s Week Launch Features guest speaker Nicole Gibson, CEO and founder of The Rogue & Rouge Foundation, and commissioner of the National Mental Health Commission. The launch is at the Sunshine Coast Stadium on March 1 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm and is free to attend. Bookings are essential through sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au (search for ‘Queensland Women’s Week’).

MARCH 6 Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network 2018 Victorian Australian of the Year, awarded Australian actor and champion of Love Your Sister Samuel Johnson will share his heart-wrenching story of how he honoured a promise to his sister Connie, by riding his unicycle around Australia to raise awareness for signs and symptoms of breast cancer. The SCBWN breakfast is on March 6 at 6.30am at The Events Centre Caloundra. Tickets are available from scbwn.org.au. To read more about Samuel Johnson’s story, turn to page 20.

Roz White

MARCH 8 Caloundra Zonta Club breakfast The Caloundra Zonta Club breakfast features award-winning Sunshine Coast businesswoman Roz White, from White’s IGA Group, as guest speaker. Each year, the Caloundra Zonta Club presents bursaries to students to enable them to pursue their chosen university course and these will also be presented on the morning. The Caloundra Zonta Club breakfast is on March 8 from 7am at The Events Centre, Caloundra. Tickets are available from stickytickets.com.au/62964.

Sunshine Coast International Women’s Day Festival The week-long festival kicks off on March 6 with the Window to a Woman’s Soul photographic exhibition, followed by the Just Don’t Shimmer, Shine seminar and morning tea, the Let’s Hear It For The Girls variety show on March 8 and the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance Breakfast with Husna Pasha on March 9. Find the festival program and ticket prices at windowomen.org.

MARCH 7 Documentary screening Attend a free screening of the documentary Embrace by writer, speaker and founder of The Body Image Movement Taryn Brumfitt. She is a born storyteller who shares her journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance. Embrace features women who share just one word that describes their bodies. The screening is on March 7 from 4pm at Lake Kawana Community Centre. Bookings are essential. To book, go to sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search for ‘Queensland Women’s Week’.

Sunshine Coast Lightning Q&A Panel session This session aims to empower women and provides tips for success and remaining healthy and active in both body and mind. The event will be held from 5pm to 6pm at the Maroochy RSL and is free to attend. Bookings are essential. To book, go to sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search for ‘Queensland Women’s Week’. Nutrition sessions for women Attend this interesting session about nutrition myth busting and nutrition basics. This free event will be held on March 8 from 5pm to 6.30pm and March 10 from 9am to 10.30am at both Caloundra and Maroochydore libraries. Bookings are essential. To book, go to sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search for ‘Queensland Women’s Week’.

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BUDERIM VIEW CLUB The new committee for the Buderim View Club was sworn in at a lunch on February 7 at Buderim Tavern. New members are welcome to come along to the monthly meetings. Call Pat on 5445 6329. All money raised goes to The Smith Family. Photos: Supplied Buderim VIEW Club’s 2018 committee

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SUNSHINE COAST LIGHTNING LUNCH On Friday, February 16 the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Suncorp Super Netball champions, the Sunshine Coast Lightning, hosted a lunch at the Maroochy Surf Club. The event was sold out and gave members of the Sunshine Coast’s first elite sports team and members of the Sunshine Coast business community an opportunity to get to know each other.

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EXHIBITION OPENING Guests mingled over a glass of bubbly at the opening of an exhibition by artist Katharine Nix at Stevens Street Gallery, Yandina on February 17. Titled, Home Is Where the Dog Is, the exhibiton runs until March 31. A portion of proceeds will go towards restoring mobility in the blind.

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LIGHTNING READY TO STRIKE AGAIN Sunshine Coast Lightning’s pre-season schedule will put the Suncorp Super Netball defending champions to the test. Their first match-up is against the Melbourne Vixens on March 3 and the Lightning are preparing for a rigorous game. Coach Noeline Taurua says the Vixens “totally annihilated” them when they faced off early in the 2017 season. Both squads boast a number of international talents and most are likely to join the rosters for the clash. The official season kicks off after the Commonwealth Games wraps up on the Gold Coast and the Lightning’s first round opponents are the Giants on April 29. For a full list of fixtures for the season, which includes seven home games, visit sunshinecoastlightning.com.au.

OSCAR TRIFECTA FOR LIP LADY TO THE STARS For the third year in a row, gifts from Sunshine Coast beauty alchemist Janine Hall (pictured) are in Hollywood Swag Bags for Academy Award nominees staying at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, including her book One Million Kisses and a beauty balm from her new range. With the book already in the hands of Hollywood heavyweights like Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, the sought-after gift bags, which will include Ms Hall’s new Love lip balm, could be gifted to celebrity beauties like Meryl Streep and Margot Robbie. Ms Hall is expanding her lip empire in 2018 with more ‘Balm and Bubbles’ events and the leading expert in the field of lips is also hosting private group lip print readings.


The Surf Life Saving Queensland Youth Championships will hit Alexandra Headland from March 2 to 4, with more than 1600 young lifesavers in the under 11 to 15 categories preparing to showcase their skills in the surf. The event will attract the best up-and-comers from across the state and champion ironman Shannon Eckstein and ironwoman Courtney Hancock will make appearances on March 2 and 3 respectively to touch base with their young fans and inspire them to greatness.

TALKING RUBBISH Clean Up Australia Day is coming up on March 4 and community groups across the Sunshine Coast are hosting events throughout the weekend to keep our environment pristine. The Sunshine Coast Grammar School community will roll up their sleeves and support the Surfrider Foundation Australia in an effort to clean up Mooloolaba Beach on March 3. The Sunshine Coast Rowing Club is encouraging others to come to the clubhouse on Chambers Island on March 4 at 7.30am. For a full list of local clean-up events, visit cleanupaustraliaday.org.au.








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ENTRIES OPEN FOR IMMANUEL ARTS FESTIVAL The Sunshine Coast’s most established arts event, Immanuel Arts Festival, has launched its 38th exhibition. Entries are now open for the popular festival, which provides a platform for artists – including students – to showcase their talent and increase their public profile. The festival, which will run from May 24 to 27, is proudly supported by My Weekly Preview, and this year will feature photographer and digital artist Dasha Riley, sculptor and author Denise Lamby, and painter Farley Cameron (pictured). “Last year, the Festival attracted more than 250 artists and $28,000 worth of artwork was sold,” convenor Melissa Evans says. “Artists can enter a range of categories including painting, mixed media, sculpture, photography, wearable and creative arts.” For more information, visit immanuelartsfestival.com.au.




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KAWANA TO HOST INTERNATIONAL WATER POLO SERIES In a first for the Sunshine Coast, the Kawana Aquatic Centre has secured the water polo Australia versus USA training camp and test matches in March. Australia’s men’s and women’s teams will host the Americans as part of a five-day training camp that will also include a two-day test match series on March 29 and 30. It will form an important build-up tournament for all teams ahead of the FINA World League Intercontinental Tournament to be held in New Zealand from April 3 to 8. Aussie women’s coach Sakis Kechagias says the US is one of the most formidable water polo nations in the world. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children and are available at the gate.

QUAD-STRAIN MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE To help protect Sunshine Coast youngsters from the devastating consequences of meningococcal, the Federal Government has added a quad-strain vaccine to the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien say the new vaccine, Nimenrix, covers against A, C, W and Y strains and will be added to the NIP ahead of the next peak meningococcal season which, based on previous years, is expected to be in the second half of the year. “In recent years we have seen a rise in the number of invasive meningococcal cases in Australia. In 2017, there were 382 cases reported nationally, compared with 252 cases in 2016 and 182 cases in 2015,” Mr O’Brien says. Deaths associated with meningococcal have also risen.


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1.5 METRES AIRPORT TO RESPECT CULTURAL HERITAGE An important milestone for the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project was reached with the signing of the Cultural Heritage Management Plan between the Sunshine Coast Council and the Kabi Kabi First Nation. The plan outlines how the cultural heritage of the land will be respected and recognised before, during and after the construction of the new 2450-metre x 45-metre runway, which will open the Coast to new markets. Mayor Mark Jamieson says all of the pieces of the puzzle are now in place to enable the expansion to proceed with care and respect given to the cultural heritage of the site.

After extensive research and consultation with key stakeholders new, self-assessable guidelines that will make it easier for residents to plant verge gardens were endorsed by Sunshine Coast Council at its February Ordinary Meeting last week. The guidelines will now go to public consultation as part of the Local Law amendment process and contain information on the height restrictions and approved species for hedges up to 1.5 metres tall and garden beds more than 60 centimetres from the roadside or existing footpaths. Residents would also be able to submit free applications for gardens outside these parameters.

WIN FOR CALOUNDRA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS The Sunshine Coast wedding industry has been recognised in the 2018 Sunshine Coast Brides Choice Awards. Guests walked the red carpet and enjoyed a stellar night out at the Sebel Pelican Waters Golf Resort and Spa. The Brides Choice Awards recognises the pinnacle of professionalism and the surpassing of all expectations of their couples by wedding suppliers and is the only annual wedding awards event where real people – not industry insiders – determine the nominees and winners. Caloundra-based Images By Lou O’Brien took out the hotly contested photography category, with Greg Gardner (pictured) from First Class Wedding Photography winning second place.

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Noosa Festival of Surfing is spreading the sustainability message. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


id you know every single piece of plastic ever manufactured is still present? Whether it’s still in its original form, has been recycled and reused or has broken down into micro-plastics that are polluting the land and waterways, it is still in our world. As such there is an urgent need for action, and two legendary Aussie surfers are among those throwing their support behind a strong sustainability message at this year’s Noosa Festival of Surfing. Organisers of the biggest festival of its kind in the world are taking advantage of the ability to connect with ocean lovers of all ages by hosting the second annual Sustainability Day on March 16 as part of the stellar festival line-up from March 10 to 17. The move has the unwavering support of big-wave surfer Mark Visser and seven-time world champion Layne Beachley. Mr Visser, a renowned ocean adventurer, says connecting with fellow surfers to spread the message about waste minimisation and environmental responsibility is a cause close to his heart. The 34-year-old, who lives in Buddina when he’s not travelling the world, became the Unitywater Back to Tap campaign ambassador a couple of years

ago and is looking forward to speaking with some of the 600 competitors, who come from 17 nations, to spread awareness. “It’s awesome to be part of a campaign that encourages people to go back to reusable water bottles and refill them for free from the tap. I’ll stand behind that every day of the week and I am proud to represent that message,” Mr Visser says. Having surfed monster breaks and seen beaches at their best and worst around the globe, Mr Visser says Coast beaches are among the cleanest in the world and he is keen to see the anti-plastic mentality continue to grow. “I do a lot of diving and spend a lot of time with marine animals and when I see things like bottles out in the water, it pulls on your heartstrings. At the same time, it is also awesome to see more and more surfers and those out on the water picking up rubbish when they see it and placing on their craft to dispose of properly. Every little bit will help.” The Unitywater Sustainability Day begins with an Awareness Market, with organisations including Noosa Community Biosphere Association, Noosa World Surfing Reserve, Sea Shepherd, Surfrider Foundation, Noosa Council and Ocean

Crusaders presenting activities and offering information about how to make a change for the better. After-school activities include a plastic waste art workshop, and the Paddle Against Plastic, on Noosa River, where participants collect and analyse waste. Surfboard guru Nev Hyman will lead a discussion on plastic waste with panellists including Mr Visser, Noosa councillor Joe Jurisevic and Ms Beachley, who is the chairperson of Surfing Australia. Also an ambassador for Planet Ark, a strong supporter of the Surfrider Foundation and the Take 3 for the Sea initiative, Ms Beachley says she will talk about how we can support our environment while still enjoying it. Visiting the festival for her 10th year, Ms Beachley says while the “beaches tend to sparkle” at Noosa, “every one of us plays a part in preserving the environment, and we need to keep on plugging at the knowledge consciousness and give refreshers and reminders to educate us all of us on the impact that we are having”. Noosa Festival of Surfing media manager Thomas Alexander says the festival’s move to be single-use plastic water bottle-free is one of the major steps towards creating a more sustainable event. “As surfers, we have a stronger connection with the ocean than most,” he says. “The ocean is suffering greatly all around the world and we surfers are immersed in the very forefront of this issue. We must lead the fight for a far more sustainable future.”

For a full schedule of festival events, visit noosafestivalofsurfing.com.

She to Sea artists will be showing their work When Tracy Naughton of local creative brand Let Me Sea began photographing the Noosa Festival of Surfing, she couldn’t have predicted she would be curating her own all-female surf art exhibition. But the time has come, with the inaugural She to Sea exhibition debuting at the festival next week. Although not a surfer, Ms Naughton feels like she is becoming part of the surfing community, as she’s been trying to catch the perfect wave (on film, that is) for a few years. Her idea to work with the Noosa Festival of Surfing and involve all female surfers, artists and photographers grew out of her love for the arts and her focus on female surfing. “I started paying attention to other photographers and artists around me and realised we have some amazing talent on the Coast that needs to be shared,” she says. The exhibition showcases the work of artists and photographers including Elena Grib, Fenna de King, Jo Brebner, Beck Payne and Marnie Morat. “The exhibition is really a reflection of what surfing is to women surfers, having fun, getting outdoors, being able to express our individual style and making friends,” local artist Amanda Davidson says.

She to Sea is at Halse Lodge, Noosa Heads from 5.30pm on March 13.

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SAMUEL JOHNSON: “LET’S TALK” Samuel Johnson is the kind of lovable larrikin Aussies relate to, so when he tackles the big topics, people listen. WORDS: Candice Holznagel.


here are a few select people who leave an imprint in your mind, a resounding message in your heart that becomes a valuable life lesson. And, when that person is Samuel Johnson, it’s pretty special. His brutal, raw honesty lingers long after you say goodbye and it becomes apparent that there is far more to this man than a talent that, in 2017, secured him a Gold Logie. The actor, who has won hearts around the nation for his work on The Secret Life of Us and for his portrayal as music icon Molly Meldrum, has retired from his career to focus on a vital medical campaign,which could change the face of cancer research, in the name of his sister Connie who lost her battle with breast cancer in September 2017. Mr Johnson is working alongside researchers, private enterprise and the public to establish Australia’s first metastatic tissue bank, or as he likes to call it, “Connie’s unsellable legacy”. “It requires getting live tissue cells. Basically it means as soon as you die, you’re zipped up and sped away to get samples taken. It’s a warm bodies program, which is impossible to sell in Australia,’’ he tells My Weekly Preview. “Connie was the first sample in our tissue bank. The more samples we get, the more we place ourselves at the front of the metastatic research. “The organ donation rates (in Australia) are about 30 per cent. Typically what we do with our bodies is very sensitive. I’m looking to break that down completely this year. I’m just working out how to do that. “We need to approach this nationally and have this difficult conversation about what we do with ourselves. “This will help Australia become a world leader in otherwise dark research. It’s an under-explored area. It’s very exciting. This presents a real chance for us as a country to move to the front of the pack in a particular discipline.”

Samuel Johnson Mr Johnson’s personality will undoubtedly aid him on this journey. He is gritty, emotive and a straight shooter, perhaps a trait developed from a life plagued by personal tragedy and former substance abuse. He is also smart, incredibly passionate and is not afraid to call it how he sees it. He’s a self-confessed sexist: “women are by far the most superior gender”. And, in a refreshing approach, he is also unafraid to speak of grief, something he knows plenty about. Through the years, three key women in Mr Johnson’s world committed suicide, including his mother. “I think we’ve got a weird approach in this country. A culture of denial,’’ he says of grief. “There is such a focus on youth and vitality and then we’re quietly wheeled on into the nursing homes. “Look, for me, I don’t see death as the end. You know, I carry all of my lost loved ones

with me. It’s my honour to try and uphold those best features. I don’t’ know who I am, I’ve based myself on my loved ones. “I see being able to see people off as a privilege. Selfishly, I feel lucky it wasn’t me that time. Life is a little bit like a reality TV show, any moment you can get evicted.” Ms Johnson’s cancer journey and death changed Mr Johnson’s life in more ways than one. Following her terminal diagnosis, he beat his reliance on alcohol, jumped on a unicycle and rode around the country to raise money and remind every young mum about the importance of being breast aware. Under the Love Your Sister banner – a charity set up by the siblings – Mr Johnson is hoping to raise $10 million for cancer research. The figure currently sits at more than $7 million. “Well my sister had a fundraising triumph last year before she died,’’ he laughs.

“She managed to get Aussies to part with 50 million 5 cent coins [for the Big Heart project]. No pressure. Without Connie and without being able to come off the back of the Gold Logie, it’s tough to replicate it.” But, he’s giving it a go with the Big Balls project in the works. “We’re going to break the world record for the most amount of balls in a ball pit. “There’s an existing world record – one million. We are doing it in a love heart just like Connie’s Big Heart project. But when you turn that love heart upside down it’s also a ball sack… we’re doing it to promote men’s cancers. Love Your Sister loves all cancers.” If there is one thing Ms Johnson’s death has taught her brother it’s to live life in the moment. “It gave me this lust for life and a thrust to save every little particle through her savage loss,’’ he says. “I have gained indefinitely. I honestly feel like there was fake life before Connie got sick, real life after, and the price of her death was the lesson. “The tears. I’d done the rivers of tears well in advance. Science gave me long enough to deal with it before. “You can’t schedule grieving. “I can be bouncing along having a great old day and something will trigger me, something Connie would have loved. I go to call her and I have that moment, that beautiful moment of grief where the treasure comes back. “We’ve got to stop trying to control our feelings. You don’t control grief, grief controls you. If you go with it, it can be a glorious experience. “I’ve had a lot of juicy dramatic deaths in my life. I’m as passionate about the notion of death as I am about cancer. Connie’s unsellable legacy is exciting for me because cancer and death I’m completely unafraid to talk about. “Look, we know the conversations

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PROFILE reckons he relates pretty well to the fairer sex. Laughing, he admits there is some awkwardness to be a man speaking at an event promoting women’s equality. “I’ve got a vagina metaphorically. I’m definitely one of the girls. I’m that guy heading out with the girls while the blokes hang out showering together after playing sport,’’ he says lightly. “I’m always busy around International Women’s Day so I must be doing something right. At the end of the day, I’m fully informed by women. I’ve only had one male role model. “My theatre company ran with the only Australian female director policy. I don’t understand why we are not valuing our women more. “I don’t’ want to use this word but I can’t help it, I’ll probably piss off a bunch of feminists, but women are sacred. For me they are where it’s at. “The last six years, I’ve spent all my time with mums all around the country, standing there as one of the mums even though I’m a bloke with no kids. “It’s the women who have informed my success. All my agents are women. I’m sexist. I’ve just got to accept that.” Until now, Mr Johnson has not spoken on the record in regards to the most recent gender equality issues or about the Me Too movement, which aims to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. However, he is set to talk more on the issue in coming months. For now he says he is more concerned with the issue than the “blame game”. “The women I’ve been speaking to are saying that we are all responsible for this, it’s a culture created by two genders. “When I’ve rung up the female women in showbiz, they want a collegiate approach to solving the issue. They don’t want it to be a man versus woman issue. It’s about solving the issue.”

happen privately. Privately we think a lot about death. Why’s it a bad thing to talk about? “If selling Connie’s unsellable legacy means I have to bust down doors, [I will].” Mr Johnson has faith that the message will be taken up by the Australian public. “I’ve met over 100 thousand patients… it’s never safe to generalise but they are a f*cking plucky bunch. “I’ve got butterflies in my stomach. I think we are ready. I think our patients are ready. Our patients are so bold and brave. “It’s seen as the impossible sell and I don’t accept that. It’s a warm bodies program, make no mistake about it. “There are a thousand euphemisms that could make it more pleasant. I’m not going to sugarcoat it. I’m putting it on the table… cancer kills families. Let’s not dance around it.” In addition with getting the public on board, Mr Johnson needs to find the right team to roll out the program. “Obviously I’m talking to the best, but unfortunately I can’t download Connie’s medical and scientific brain and insert it into my brain, which is tough. I’m doggy paddling around the research community and I’m on an accelerated study tour and I’m being mentored by some great game changers like Andrew Denton. “Obviously he’s the benchmark when it comes to effective change. “At the end of the day I can afford to fund this program initially, but I’m going to need help. “The public has done their part. I’ll let them know when it comes time to talk to any terminal loved ones. The Australian public has already seed funded this thing. “There is nothing more from the public we need other than compassion and their ear. I’m not really actively going for the wallet, I want the ear.” Mr Johnson will have the ear of the Sunshine Coast next week when he speaks at the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network International Women’s Day breakfast. And while he may not be a woman, he

> For more on International Women’s Day events on the Sunshine Coast, turn to our cover story on page 10.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of investing in overseas shares? (B&K 4558) Diversification is key. Approximately 97% of the world’s listed companies are found overseas which means that Australia represents only 3% of your investment opportunity. While the Australian market, due to factors such as franking credits, perceived economic stability and strong reporting standards should always be a reasonable portion of your investment exposure, our small size on a global scale somewhat limits your investment options. Some of the biggest companies at the moment are tech based, such as Alphabet (Google), Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook and there just are not any peers of that size or quality to invest in on our markets. Investing offshore allows access to some of these leading companies. This should be done by strong diversification across not only various industries but geographic location as well. Disadvantages can come in the form of adverse currency movements, lack of transparency in reporting from some countries and cultural differences can also sometimes mean that a product that is a success in one market may not be as strong in others. While the global economy is still largely tied to the US, for the skilled investor there are tremendous opportunities to invest in very strong companies around the globe. Research and a disciplined approach is the key to helping mitigate some of the disadvantages, while maximising opportunities. Speaking to an adviser may be a good start to see if having some more international exposure in your portfolio helps you meet your overall goals and objectives, while possibly reducing risk and reliance on our small market. What are the repercussions of winning a lottery or prize home as it relates to the age or disability pensions? (AS 4552)

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s t n e v e VISITORS WELCOME Sporting, lifestyle and other events contribute millions to our local economy.


n 2018, our Sunshine Coast continues to welcome a large number of sporting, lifestyle and music events, reinforcing our region’s reputation as a destination of choice for major events. In total, the region will host more than 50 state, national and international major events and will welcome more than 130,000 guests, many of who will stay on after the event and enjoy our beautiful surrounds. To make event guests’ stay as enjoyable as possible, the Sunshine Coast Council encourages the community to take part in

the events, say a friendly hello and lend a helping hand. Highlights in the first half of 2018 include Mooloolaba Triathlon, Australian Dragon Boat Championships, Queensland Oztag Senior State Cup, the netball Queensland Cup, Maleny Wood Expo and TimeWarp Festival. Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson says major events continue to be an important economic and tourism driver for our region. “In 2017, major events delivered an

estimated economic contribution of more than $60 million to the local economy. “Our region benefits economically from increased visitor numbers and also the localised expenditure associated with holding an event,” he says. “Accommodation providers, cafes and restaurants, hire car companies, sporting goods providers, travel agents, event hire companies, masseuses, furniture companies, food producers and even fashion boutiques are just some of the diverse types of local businesses who have profited from the economic contribution these events bring. “Successful events are also strong motivators that encourage event participants and their guests to return for holidays or business during the rest of the year, or in future years. “In 2018, we will be looking to maximise the value that events bring to the region and ensure events continue to deliver a wide range of economic and community benefits.” Maroochy River Park assistant manager Kirk Nicholson says events at the nearby Maroochydore Multisports Complex and surrounds provide a boon for his business. “We were fully booked out for last year’s Netball Cup and continued to refer business on to other accommodation providers. “Our facilities are well suited to family-orientated events and we find many teams and participants pass on recommendations about our park, which is great exposure for us,’’ he says. “And when we are busy, so is everyone else, as we have to hire a lot more staff, buy a lot more goods and hire more ancillary

services to handle the influx of visitors.” Perry’s Hire general manager Gillian Carr says her company welcomes major events on the Sunshine Coast. “The team at Perry’s Sunshine Coast Event Hire were proud to support the Harvey Norman National Youth Touch Football Championships, which were held at the Sunshine Coast Stadium,” Ms Carr says. “Large events require a large amount of infrastructure and as the leading hire provider on the Coast, it is fantastic to see local business supported.” Whether you are a fan of arts and culture, competitive sports, or music and entertainment, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the jam-packed 2018 events line-up.

FAST FACTS In 2018 we will welcome 130,000 visitors The Sunshine Coast will stage more than 55 major events There is an estimated economic contribution of $60 million to the regional economy 79 cents from every dollar spent by visitors flows through to other sectors of the economy In 2016/2017 there were 9.8 million total visitors to the Sunshine Coast (overnight visitors 3.7 million, daytrippers 6 million) The record visitor numbers contributed $2.06 billion to the local economy.

THE DRAGON BOATS ARE COMING TO THE COAST It will be a colourful week at Lake Kawana when more than 2500 paddlers competing in a 2000-year-old sport visit the Sunshine Coast for the Australian Dragon Boat Championships from March 3 to 8. The championships are Australia’s premier dragon boating event and bring together a cross-section of paddlers, coaches, officials and volunteers from 70 clubs across the country. As well as the spectacle of competition, dragon boat racing has a significantly rich history which will be on display with the staging of the traditional Awakening the Dragon and Laying the Dragon to Rest ceremonies open to the public. Sunshine Coast Tourism, Sport and Events portfolio councillor Jason O’Pray says it is going to be an amazing sight with each boat carrying 20 paddlers, a steerer and a drummer. “We will have paddlers visiting from all over Australia and I’m sure they will enjoy racing at Lake Kawana and appreciate the facilities of our premier sporting venue, the Sunshine Coast Stadium,” he says. “This event will be one of the largest events hosted here on the Sunshine Coast

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More than 2500 paddlers will compete this year and is expected to generate significant economic returns. “We know that many of the paddlers and their supporters are staying on past the event to enjoy everything that the Sunshine Coast has to offer.” Event organiser and marketing director for Dragon Boat Queensland Ross Boyce says the paddling contingent is excited to be coming back to the Coast. “The opportunity to compete at the highest level is important to the development of the sport in Australia and what better place to host the event than on the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Boyce says.

“AusChamps are always tough and uncompromising and the 2018 Australian Championships promises first-class racing. “Similarly, state pride is on the line as Australia’s top crews fight it out on State versus State day to win the title of the best state in Australia. “We are also proud to be supporting a range of local Sunshine Coast and Queensland businesses through the hosting of the event here.” Andrew Murray, from ERMS Emergency and Risk Management Services, says national events like AusChamps provide a boon for his business. “With events like the National Dragon Boat Championships coming to the Sunshine Coast, it demonstrates the importance of how many opportunities there are not only to host an event, but for local businesses to also get behind and provide services,” Mr Murray says. “Let’s see more local businesses supporting these amazing events across the beautiful Sunshine Coast for more years to come.” For more information on the event, visit sunshinecoaststadium.sunshinecoast. qld.gov.au.

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FESTIVAL IS BIGGER & BETTER THAN EVER Seasoned professionals will join keen amateurs and kids when the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival comes to town.


ooloolaba Triathlon Festival has been a feature event on the Australian triathlon calendar for 26 years and has shown the same endurance as the athletes who compete in it. Starting in 1993, the event is now stronger than ever, attracting the biggest names in the sport seeking their shot at glory. With a motto of swim, bike, run, party, it’s easy to see the organisers and athletes are serious about their sport and having a good time. The Olympic-distance Mooloolaba Triathlon is held on a course that’s famous for its ocean swim and the great atmosphere created by thousands of athletes descending on this popular beach town. It’s perfect for everyone, from beginners to the most seasoned triathlete and includes the Mooloolaba Superkidz and Special Triathlon, the Mooloolaba Twilight five-kilometre run and one-kilometre Ocean Swim. The event also features the Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup, where participants will see some of the biggest names in triathlon swimming in

the same waters, cycling the same roads and pounding the same pavement as their own course. A number of high profile national and international athletes will contest this year’s Mooloolaba Triathlon in preparation for the Commonwealth Games. Two-time reigning Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee, Queenslander Luke Willian, South Africa’s Richard Murray and New Zealand’s Ryan Sissons and Australian Matt Hauser are all set to compete. High profile women triathletes include American Kirsten Kasper, Canadian Joanna Brown and Australian Charlotte McShane.

MOOLOOLABA TRIATHLON When: March 9 to 11 Where: Mooloolaba Esplanade Anticipated visitors: More than 8000 Important information: Visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/majorevents or call 1300 761 384 Event website: mooloolabatri.com.au

OPEN FOR BUSINESS DURING THE MOOLOOLABA TRI This year the transition area for the Mooloolaba Triathlon will be staged in the parking area of the Wharf Mooloolaba precinct. Come and watch the action up close and enjoy some of the Wharf Mooloolaba’s newest attractions at the same time. For information on Mooloolaba Triathlon at the Wharf visit wharfmooloolaba.com.au. If you’re visiting Mooloolaba or attending the triathlon, parking is available at the double-storey carpark at the Wharf myweeklypreview.com.au

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Mooloolaba, Brisbane Road carpark (Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon), Mooloolaba State School and in the various two-hour zones around Mooloolaba. Parkyn Parade will remain accessible throughout the event. Free shuttle buses will run regularly from Mountain Creek State High School. For information on changed traffic conditions and how to best access Mooloolaba during the event visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/majorevents or call the IRONMAN hotline 1300 761 384.

LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN Sunshine Coast Lightning is gearing up for another big season of netball and the defence of their premiership title.


t may have been the team’s first year in the competition, but that didn’t stop the Sunshine Coast Lightning from charging through the 2017 netball season. Under the leadership of coach Noeline Taurua, the team proved its force, winning the Suncorp Super Netball grand final title against GWS. And now the team is back, and set to begin the tilt for back-to-back premierships with a grand final rematch in Sydney to open the 2018 campaign. The Sunshine Coast’s season fixture is packed full of blockbuster match-ups with a massive challenge against last season’s runner-up, the Giants, on April 29. Lightning will host its first home game in round three against Fever – all seven Sunshine Coast home games are set to be played at USC Stadium in 2018. The Coast club will not play Friday night netball in 2018, with five Saturday clashes and nine Sunday showdowns on offer. There is a major change to match times, with the Sunshine Coast to contest most of its games at a more family-friendly time slot of 3pm. Lightning CEO Danielle Smith says the 2018 draw provides great opportunities for the team. “Being able to showcase netball and Lightning to a national audience on the Nine Network’s main channel, as well as on Telstra TV, is a tremendous opportunity and it is great exposure for the club and the region,’’ she says. “We’re pleased that all of our home matches will be played right here on the

Sunshine Coast where the squad lives and trains. Brisbane Entertainment Centre is a good venue but it is not our home – USC Stadium is our fortress and where our high-performance set-up is based. “There are no easy matches in Suncorp Super Netball but we are happy with what is on offer. Netball Australia has produced a balanced fixture with plenty of variety for our supporters.” Ms Taurua is also excited by the fixture. “We have a tremendous opportunity to begin our season when we travel interstate to face our 2017 grand final opponent,” she says. “We need to prepare well in the pre-season and be ready to hit the ground running when we take on the Giants. The target is now on our back and we need to be hungry for success. Only time will tell if we can get the balance right and live up to our standards of 2017.” Meanwhile, the Lightning has welcomed foundation partner Sunshine Coast Airport as the official membership partner for the next two seasons. Australia’s fastest growing airport since July 2015, Sunshine Coast Airport will help Lightning’s membership base soar to new heights as the club targets 3000 members this year.

BECOMING A MEMBER Sunshine Coast Lightning membership ranges from Supporter to Platinum and offers a range of benefits. To find out more, or for game tickets, visit sunshinecoastlightning.com.au.

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN The Sunshine Coast is hosting more than 500 athletes and officials in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games.


ur great climate, welcoming community and premier sports training facilities ensure that the Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to prepare for the Games. The fact that the Sunshine Coast will host such a large number of athletes training in region prior to the games reinforces our region’s reputation as a destination of choice for high-performance sports training. More than 500 athletes and officials from nine countries, representing 16 sports, will visit the Sunshine Coast and use the region to prepare for Commonwealth glory. Athletes have started arriving and will continue to set up home bases with their families and officials until early April, as part of their structured preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Our very own national rugby sevens and netball teams will train on the Sunshine Coast, along with all sports teams from Scotland, athletics and swimming competitors from Wales and the English triathletes. Our region has also attracted teams from smaller island nations with the Isle of Man cycling, athletics, gymnastics, badminton, triathlon and lawn bowls teams setting up on the Sunshine Coast. They are joined by Saint Helena’s badminton, shooting, swimming and athletics competitors and Niue’s lawn


“Athletes have started arriving and will continue to set up bases with their families and officials”

bowls, athletics, netball and weightlifting contingents. The Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with key stakeholders, is co-ordinating an extensive range of activities to embrace visiting athletes, coaches, officials and their supporters to ensure their stay is productive and fondly remembered. The Welcoming the Commonwealth project is closely aligned to the High Performance Sports training strategy and activity through the region.

Twenty-five Sunshine Coast residents have been selected as baton bearers for the Caloundra leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay. They include: Rhondda Alexander Jamie Milne James Campbell Riley Moore Wendy Coghill Bruce Morcombe Brent Crosby Denise Morcombe Peter Dale Connor Murphy Mary Earnshaw Jeanette Parker Corbin Easton Lachlan Smart Kristy Ellis Leonard Thompson Leanne Evans Selina Tomasich Ethan Forge Samara Welbourne Raymond Ham Molly White Marayke Jonkers Sarah Windsor David McIntosh Visit gc2018.com/qbr to find the relay map and see when and where your favourite bearer will be carrying the baton.


FESTIVAL OF CHAMPIONS WELCOME EVENT On March 25, the Sunshine Coast will roll out the welcome mat with a free community event that welcomes local and visiting international athletes. Come along and meet some of the athletes at Cotton Tree Park from 3pm to 7pm.

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You can try your hand at some Commonwealth Games sports, bring a picnic rug and chairs and enjoy a variety of food stalls, entertainment and cultural displays, with the evening culminating in a fireworks display.

On March 27, you can be a part of history and watch the Caloundra leg of the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay. This Games tradition celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture that is soon to arrive. The relay started in Australia on December 25, 2017 and the baton will travel 40,000 kilometres visiting all states and territories before arriving on the Gold Coast for the Opening Ceremony on April 4. The Caloundra leg of the relay will start at Queen Street at 9.54am. As part of the relay, there will be a free community celebration at Kings Beach Amphitheatre from 9.15am, with the baton expected to arrive at 10.10am. Enjoy amazing performances by the Gubbi Gubbi Dance Troupe, the national anthem performed by Cassi Marie Hilbers, and a collaboration between local artist Mason Hope and national icon Tjupurru.

Participants can write messages and well wishes to their favourite athletes on a special postcard, watch a gymnastics display and come and try Little Athletics.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS MARCH Australian Dragon Boat Federation National Championships When: March 3 to 8 Where: Lake Kawana 8500 anticipated visitors Mooloolaba Triathlon When: March 9 to 11 Where: Mooloolaba 8600 anticipated visitors Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships – Opens and Masters When: March 16 to 18 Where: Maroochydore 3700 anticipated visitors

Triathlon Pink When: April 20 Where: University of the Sunshine Coast 1800 anticipated visitors South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating, Fishing Expo When: April 20 to 22 Where: Nambour Showgrounds

Holden Scramble Championship Final When: May 17 to 21 Where: Twin Waters Resort and Golf Club 200 anticipated visitors

Sunshine Coast Lightning 2018 Round 1 When: April 29 Where: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Aussie Aito and National Marathon Titles When: May 18 to 20 Where: Mooloolaba Beach 1100 anticipated visitors



Antiques & Collectables Fair When: May 5 to 6 Where: Caloundra Indoor Stadium

Collectorama When: June 2 Where: Caloundra Indoor Stadium

Queensland Oztag Senior State Cup When: March 16 to 18 Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium 3400 anticipated visitors Queensland Cup When: May 5 to 7 YogaFest Where: Maroochy Multi Sports When: March 24 to 25 Complex Where: Lake Kawana 2200 anticipated visitors Community Centre 700 anticipated visitors Maleny Wood Expo

APRIL Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival When: April 19 to 22 Where: Kenilworth Showgrounds 1700 anticipated visitors

When: May 5 to 7 Where: Maleny Showgrounds 3900 anticipated visitors Time Warp Festival When: May 6 Where: Palmwoods 2200 anticipated visitors Queensland State District and Side

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Bowls Championships When: May 14 to 27 Where: Various bowls clubs 450 anticipated visitors

Downunder Beachfest When: June 6 to 10 Where: Caloundra 1100 anticipated visitors Queensland Oztag Tri Series When: June 16 to 17 Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium 2800 anticipated visitors Queensland Gymnastics State Club Championships and Border Challenge When: June 29 to July 3 Where: Caloundra Indoor Stadium 2900 anticipated visitors Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival When: June 30 to July 13 Where: Various Sunshine Coast bowls clubs 500 anticipated visitors

IMPORTANT INFORMATION All events in this feature are correct at the time of print. Weather and unexpected circumstances can lead to event cancellations or rescheduling, so please check the event websites to keep abreast of any changes. Major events like those in this feature can also lead to changed traffic conditions. For details on which roads and carparks are open, where events are staged visit sunshinecoast. qld.gov.au for details. My Weekly Preview | March 2, 2018 27

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Sami Muirhead says a new study has found siblings can help you grow into a good person – if they don’t kill you first.

Richard O’Leary’s kids love reading so much he’s taken to wheeling an overnight bag into the library each week to avoid going broke.


our siblings can determine how kind and empathetic you are, a new study has found. It seems there may be more benefits to having a brother or sister than just raiding their toy stash or their wardrobe. The Canadian study found children whose brothers and sisters are kind, warm, and supportive grow up to be more empathetic than children whose siblings lack those characteristics. We tend to focus on the influence adults have on our kids, rather than their brothers and sisters. Even younger siblings can positively influence each other’s empathic concern over time. Of course, what the study did not address was, what if your kids want to kill each other some days? My kids fight over the same toy. My kids fight over the remote control. My kids fight over who can get in the bath first. My kids fight over who is the boss. I have a girl and two younger boys. I foolishly thought before I had my boys that we would dress up in velvet blazers and sit around having high tea and playing board games most weekends, before doing a spot of craft and painting. They would also love fashion and just adore hanging out with their mum. My boys could not care about fashion. They think a tartan flannelette shirt is just fine matched with Hawaiian board shorts and gumboots. They are of course most happy when they are nude. Or covered in

dirt or mud. Their ‘happy space’ is hitting each other with anything from the kitchen broom to sticks they find in the garden. They also love each other unconditionally and I tell them every day to look after each other, as family is all that matters. But still, craft time ends in a paint fight or a pipe cleaner up someone’s nose. My boys do love their overprotective and highly neurotic mother very much, but they ADORE their father. The three of them spend hours playing cars or watching silly movies about superheroes. And do not get me started on the eruption of giggles when one of them burps or does a botty blurt! They may also favour their father because whenever the boys come anywhere near me, I cover them in kisses and tell them how much I love them and tell them they must live with Mummy forever and ever. But this new study looks at what brothers and sisters are teaching each other as they grow up. Looking back at my childhood, my gorgeous big brother taught me to drink rum and smoke secret cigarettes. He also landed me in hospital thanks to our rough play, including the time he threw a brick at my head in the pool during a game of brandy. I did not turn out to be a serial killer. And my brother loves me fiercely. There is no love quite like the protective love of a big brother. No matter what your age. You just have to survive your childhood with them and avoid pipe cleaners.

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

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heeling a leopard skin overnight bag into a library may appear to be the worst thing you could do to encourage your kids to read – after all dying of embarrassment may have a deleterious effect on a child’s ability to pick up a book. But hear me out – there is method in my madness (sometimes I think that expression was just made for me). The traditional library bag is simply not big enough these days. If I thought we could back in a small truck, I would, but librarians are particularly protective about making sure all children have a chance to mine the educational gold you find in their treasure trove of learning. My seven and nine-year old boys borrow about 20 books between them a week, sometimes more, sometimes less, and read all of them. Sometimes they’ll read a favourite quite a few times. I’m not trying to say my kids are geniuses – they’re not, they just love to read, and there isn’t a week that goes past that I’m not grateful for the service local libraries provide. Even if you discount everything they are learning, the enjoyment they are getting, and the lifelong habit they are developing, and just look at the financial benefits, that’s more than enough for me to be truly sold on the importance of libraries. Twenty books a week at a minimum of $20 each over 52 weeks equals (writer

reaches for phone to use its calculator, opens the clock app instead, something that he does at least a couple of times a day, sometimes in the opposite order though, finds calculator) $20,800 – or to put it another way, a tenth share in a half decent yearling at the Gold Coast thoroughbred sales. Now I love my kids, they are my highest priority in life, but there’s no way I’m giving up my share in a horse for them so they can read more books. Kidding. I can’t afford the horse or that number of books. But the library will lend them to us for nothing. You wouldn’t read about it. This isn’t the first time I’ve written about libraries, but I was spurred on to add another instalment to what may well become a series (maybe I could have a look at the Dewey Decimal system next week) by a study which showed the percentage of American 13-year-olds who are weekly readers went down from 70 to 53 per cent since 1984. The results were even worse for 17-year olds, dropping from 64 to 40 per cent. Many of the experts blame screens, but they do offers solutions as well, in particular focusing on how parents can help by reading in front of their children, having books in the house and making time for kids to read each day. Oh, and they say taking kids to libraries also helps, with or without a leopard skin bag.

Richard O’Leary is a journalist, a political adviser and a father who knows there’s a deeper meaning to life, but struggles to find it.


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Troy Davey, Ord Minnett Buderim.



string of solid global macro data has been met with a counterintuitive pullback in equity markets this week. Our view is this pullback stems more from psychological and technical challenges rather than a change in the fundamentals. After all, it has been 420 days since the S&P 500 Index last fell more than three per cent in one day, compared with a 20-year average of 78 days. Additionally, in the 12 months leading up to January 31, the S&P 500 Index was up 24 per cent and the Dow Jones was up 32 per cent. Arguably, this pullback was due. Fundamentally, macro conditions are improving, and while there are some signs the cycle is maturing, that does not necessarily mean it is peaking. A stronger than expected wage growth figure in the US surprised the market and sparked the increased volatility. Not only was it higher than expected (at 2.9 per cent year on year) but it was the biggest increase since June 2009. I think the Reserve Bank of Australia would like to see this sort of wage growth in Australia. The Global PMI (purchasing managers index) has broken higher, real cash rates in the US remain negative, which is usually stimulatory and not at levels associated with an imminent recession, and corporate earnings are being revised higher. So why is all this positive economic news

BRISBANE ROAD GO AHEAD Mooloolaba’s Brisbane Road is the focus of a major renewal project, which has received the green light from Sunshine Coast Council. The development will include a fivestorey car park with 704 public parking bays, plus a retail component, a hotel, and residential and retirement facilities. Planning portfolio councillor Christian myweeklypreview.com.au

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a bad thing? In order to contain really strong economic news, central banks need to increase interest rates to control the growth. We have been of the view the US would increase interest rates for a while. But now there is a risk that they increase rates more quickly to control this rapid increase in wage growth and inflation. Put simply, equity markets don’t like the idea that borrowing money will be more expensive moving forward. Also, with this increase in interest rates, analysts need to adjust their financial models to account for the increased cost of capital. Generally

“Our base case is for inflation to pick up and global bond yields to rise as growth improves” speaking the result of updating their models with a higher cost of capital means they will likely think that the stock price for companies are worth less. Our base case is for inflation to pick up and global bond yields to rise as growth improves, and the recent data is consistent with these views. If higher rates are a consequence of higher growth, this should not hinder equities, at least not at this point. There are a number of moving parts that explain the recent increase in market volatility. That said, we have always been of the view that a diversified portfolio should see you through these tricky times well. Troy Davey is an authorised representative (no 473122) of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. He can be contacted on 5430 4444. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances; you should determine its suitability to you and consult a financial adviser and consider the relevant product disclosure statement before purchasing a financial product. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Dickson says the project approval facilitates the start of the roll-out of the next major stages of the Mooloolaba Master Plan. “Our Place Making Mooloolaba Master Plan, produced with the help of the local community, will help ensure Mooloolaba is a world-class beachfront destination at Mooloolaba,” he says. “Improving the car parking in Mooloolaba was one of the strongest and most consistent messages received during the community consultation phases.” Council will own the 704 public car parking spaces and will continue to have a residual interest in the land. It is anticipated that construction will start in April. Council has also committed to providing alternative public parking during the construction of the Brisbane Road car park. My Weekly Preview | March 2, 2018 29

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REACHING FOR THE STARS Award-winning actor Josh Kieser hopes success will follow him to Hollywood and beyond. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


he star of a former Sunshine Coast student is on the rise after he received global recognition for his roles in acclaimed short films. Josh Kieser has picked up the best actor award at The Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival in London for his role as Kane in the short film Papercut and he was awarded best debut actor at the Oniros Film Awards in Italy for his role in Compulsion. The former Chancellor State College student has always gravitated towards the performing arts, signing up for talent shows and school plays while growing up. He has fond memories of dressing up to create his own characters and impersonate those he watched on TV. Mr Kieser boarded at St Joseph’s College in Nudgee and immersed himself in school productions, improv competitions and choir and became the lead singer of a rock band in his senior year. “I have always loved sports as well; grew up with a lot of different sport. However, I decided that I wanted to pursue an acting career, so made the decision to study at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) on the Gold Coast for a year after graduating,” he tells My Weekly Preview from his LA home.

“I’ve always been interested in storytelling, entertainment (of course). Therefore, became inspired to follow this path I’ve chosen because I want to be able to assist in telling stories; whether that be through my portrayal of a character in film, or if I’ve been lucky enough to write/direct work that takes anybody who watches it on a journey. “People live, love and laugh in a cinema, or at a concert, or reading a book. Entertaining and knowing that an audience has connected to your performance is such a nice feeling.”




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The collaboration of actors, preproduction, post-production and all of the technical aspects that bring together a film have always inspired Mr Kieser, who filmed a lot while at the NYFA and went on to land a supporting lead role in an indie feature called Thicker Than Water, which was shot on the Sunshine Coast with Mr Kieser’s musical hero Pete Murray. When he moved to Brisbane in 2015, he worked in the cinemas and as a waiter/ bartender at Gilhooleys before landing a lead role in a Bond University short called Anchor, which also aired on ABC’s iview for graduate films in 2017. This was followed by the lead roles for Compulsion and then Papercut, various speaking roles in TV commercials, a small role on the Channel 7 mini-series Hoges, and another award for best actor at the Bond graduating films screening. Compulsion and Papercut are travelling globally at the moment. The former is a dark comedy about a guy who’s life isn’t working in his favour and he is hounded by his boss at the office. “In his struggles, he finds his social solace in a talking toilet,” Mr Kieser says. “It was quite funny cuddling a toilet on-se; we

STEELE THE SHOW The Steele Syndicate are all about the groove. Steele McMahon’s Brisbane-based octet is raucous, punchy and fun, with a genre-bending sound that re-imagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock.

had some laughs. There’s been a running joke about how someone doesn’t hug a toilet like this lad Felix, even on a big weekend.” Papercut is an acclaimed short film about two closeted actors on their way to their first high-profile awards ceremony, in which they fight both expectation and each other, as intimacy and insecurity collide in the back seat of a car. “After all of this, I decided that it was time to transition my career to LA and get amongst the scene here,” Mr Kieser says. “So, I am here at the moment building foundations, keeping the craft crisp and working with my agent to tackle everything as best I can. “For 2018, I just want to get involved in as much as I can. It makes me so happy and is quite humbling to know that I have this little bit of recognition for the work that I’ve done so far. People have been enjoying my stuff and that really is just so warming. I love acting, I love entertaining and want to continue to do so for the rest of my life. Now, moving forward, I need to find how best I keep this momentum.” You can follow Josh Kieser on Facebook and You Tube, or on Insta with the handle @jjkieser.

The band packs a blistering four-piece horn section and a rhythm section to match, creating music from soulful, contemplative ballads to dance-inducing funk frenzies. Since their formation in September 2015, The Steele Syndicate have entertained more than 80,000 people at Sydney’s City2Surf road run, played at the Sydney Opera House, and entertained at of south-east Queensland’s best venues. They are now touring the country and stopping off on the Coast with special guest Jason Daniels. The Steele Syndicate are at the Solbar in Maroochydore on March 3 at 8pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.

SPECTACULAR STAGE SHOW WILL BLOW YOU AWAY Australia’s most acclaimed international violinist Ian Cooper is joined by opera stars, prima ballerinas, Australia’s champion pipe band and the Blue Danube Orchestra for An Afternoon at the Proms. This stunning spectacular salutes the famous BBC Proms of London’s Royal Albert Hall, performing favourites including Rule Britannia, Radetzky March and Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory. Enjoy selections from The Sound of Music and The Merry Widow plus tango dancers, haunting renditions of Irish favourites and the pipers’ tribute to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

This musical and visual spectacular is set to raise the roof. An Afternoon at the Proms is on March 4 at 2pm at The Events Centre, Caloundra. Tickets are $85, concession $79 and children two to 17 are $70. myweeklypreview.com.au

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Internationally renowned artist Dean Bourne and acclaimed country singer Chris Callaghan will take audiences on a magical celebration of the iconic hits of superstars Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. They come together in concert with the Men In Black Tour. Mr Bourne has been described as “the chosen one” both physically and vocally as he performs the hits of music legend Mr Orbison such as Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, Leah, Blue Bayou, Penny Arcade, Danny Boy and many more. The Men in Black Tour is at The Events Centre, Caloundra on March 3 at 7.30pm. Tickets are $69.90 or $64.90 concession and are available from theeventscentre.com.au.

It’s the ‘cow’ race that stops the nation. Melbourne Cup meets Maleny Dairies in a race that sees the dairies’ prize-winning milkers race against each other. This quirky event includes fashions on the field with a category for best gumboots, live entertainment by the Whiskey Mountain Boys and Miss Eleisha of CircStudios, who will perform her amazing aerial silk routine. Milkin’ it for Charity is on March 3 from 1pm to 7pm at Maleny Dairies. Tickets are $50 including an entry into the sweepstakes, or $30 for spectators. For more information, visit facebook.com/malenysmilkinit.



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INTERNATIONAL QUARTET SET TO SIZZLE If you are looking for something outside the box, high energy and jam-packed full of entertainment, check out touring international act Faith i Branko Quartet. The Serbian band, which features husband and wife duo Faith and Branko Ristic, have created a style that draws on both their musical heritages and expresses their unique cross-cultural personal connection. Joined by Cypriot-born Serbian guitarist Stefan Melovski and Serbian-born double bassist Viktor Obsust, the quartet takes the audience on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming ‘kolos’ and explorations into improvisation, Turkish, Indian and jazz-influenced compositions. The Faith i Branko Quartet are at the Maleny RSL Hall on March 2 at 7.30pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door. myweeklypreview.com.au

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SUNDAY, MARCH 4 Wilko, Caloundra RSL, 12pm Ryan Giles, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 2pm Eugene Ellison, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 2pm The Round Mountain Girls, Caloundra RSL, 4pm Sol Sunday, Solbar, 4pm

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 Big Things, Caloundra RSL, 11am Escape Hatch, Alex Surf Club, 3.30pm Impulse, Noosa RSL, 6pm Chris Webbe, Caloundra RSL, 6.30pm French Man’Ouche, ‘A Night in France’, The Piano Bar, 6.30pm


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Wedding Open Day Sunday 11th March 2018 - Free Entry 10am-2pm



Come and see why Twin Waters Golf Club can create the perfect ambiance for your special day over a glass of wine or beer and canapés.


Work with our team to create highly personalized, tantalizing menus within a spectacular surrounding. We have a wide variety of reception options, from cocktail functions to more formal sit-down dinners. We also offer free menu tasting. Contact our dedicated Wedding Coordinator to discuss your plans.


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A royal affair



With couples seeking a more natural feel for their weddings, the floral chandelier concept has been soaring. Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio owner Julia Hails has received state and national awards for her designs and she says there is something magical about seeing floral chandeliers suspended from the ceiling.

ADD A TOUCH OF ROYALTY TO YOUR WEDDING There is nothing quite like the excitement of a royal wedding and on May 19, millions of eyes will be on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they exchange vows in what will no doubt be an elegant and sophisticated affair. With a modest guest list of 800 and St George’s Chapel in Windsor as the backdrop, there is no doubt that expense will not be a consideration for these love birds. Sadly, this is not the case with those of us not marrying into royalty, and the average Australian

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wedding, now coming in at around $50,000 if the latest figures are to be believed, is already putting newlyweds in a financial pinch before their lives together can properly start. So, while the temptation might be there to imitate what the soon-to-be newlyweds do, it is best to try to emulate instead. There are several hot trends for 2018 that you can add to your big day, here are three that will add a touch of sophistication and charm fit for a royal wedding.

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Balloons are not just relegated to the realm of children’s birthday parties. Chic balloons filled with gorgeous flower petals, greenery or even colourful confetti and glitter are appearing at weddings this year. When complementing ceremony or reception décor, these balloons become an eye-catching addition to the atmosphere of your wedding.

Elegantly set dessert tables are a popular offering at large-scale, sophisticated weddings. Create your own spread with a high-tea style focus. We love this pretty example.


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THE NEW BOUQUET MUST-HAVE Pampas grass is the new baby’s breath of 2018. Its wispy elegance makes pampas a gorgeous addition to bouquets, arbours and table settings, while larger fronds make spectacular statement arrangements for ceremony and reception decorations.

No matter what size your wedding, there are stunning venues to cater for all sizes from an intimate gathering to a sit-down affair for hundreds of guests. The Coolum Beach Hotel, Alex Hotel, Pelican Waters Tavern, Noosa Reef Hotel, Kawana Waters Hotel, The Wharf Tavern, Villa Noosa and Waterfront Hotel are all part of the ALH Group, which has a strong focus on providing personal service to ensure your wedding is a great event. Budgets are also an important consideration for any couple and the team at ALH Group will work with you to ensure you get the best value for money. To find out more check out the venues’ individual websites, or visit alhgroup. com.au and go to venues.

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Here are some quick facts to get you started before you go on the hunt for those forever rings. • A karat is a unit of purity and 24 karats is the highest. • 24 karat gold is soft and malleable. • 14 or 18 karat gold rings are mixed with other metals or alloys, making them more durable. • Plating means the core is another metal coated in gold. • Plated rings are a more affordable option if you have a tight budget. • Gold can come in varying colours, however the most common are yellow, white and rose, with black gold becoming a popular choice for men’s rings.


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Purple passion


It is the colour that has often been associated with counterculture, with musical icons Prince, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix adopting shades of ultraviolet to the mainstream to signify their individuality. But this year, this blue-based purple will no doubt be springing up in weddings across the Coast after it was named the Pantone Colour of the Year. Here are some ways you can incorporate pops of purple into your wedding.

THE DRESS: Dare to be different and choose a gown with a splash of purple.

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THEY’RE RIGHT, CHENGDU IS NOT JUST PANDAS Exotic food and intriguing architecture, plus the promise of seeing pandas up close, make Chengdu one of China’s fastest growing tourist towns. WORDS: Richard Lawson, AAP.


ourism officials in China’s Sichuan province like to say there’s more to Chengdu than just pandas. In Australia, that’d be like saying there’s more to Dubbo than its famous open-range zoo. But truth be told there’s something to the Sichuan marketing campaign, and it seems to be working. Chengdu was one of the world’s fastestgrowing destinations for international visitors in 2016, helped by The New York Times recommending it as one of it 52 places to go in 2015. It’s also a United Nations city of gastronomy.

Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai labelled the ancient capital of Sichuan province in China’s south-west the “pleasant city”, describing it as a “paradise-like and beautiful place”. Modern-day Chinese, especially those from the north, reckon Chengdu is a place people – especially their working children – never leave once they move there. Today, the city is one of the country’s most important economic, technology and innovations hubs and home to 14.5 million people. Fortunately, it also retains the historic, cultural and gastronomic charms that make

it so appealing as a tourist destination. But you can’t discuss Chengdu’s appeal without talking about the pandas, despite what a hard-bitten colleague thinks. “They’re just good-looking sloths,” she says as we prepare for a guided tour of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. An hour or so later, after seeing pandas of varying age, most going about their daily business in natural habitat settings, she’s changed her tune. “Okay, I’m won over.” She’s not alone. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese and international visitors come to the open-air sanctuary each year to see a national and global treasure whose numbers in the wild have dwindled to fewer than 2000. The stunningly-beautiful 67-hectare park is a favourite with locals who use it for weekend walks. So too is Renmin Park – known locally as the People’s Park – famous for its popular tea houses and where you’ll find locals playing cards, doing tai chi, dancing or squawking karaoke. More sedate is the 1300-year old residence of poet Du Fu and its classical Chinese gardens on the banks of Huanhau Brook. Chengdu’s ancient streets are a reminder of a history that dates back to 220 BC. Jinli Street was restored in 2004 in an effort to return it to its former glory. Many shopkeepers and street merchants continue to dress in a traditional Sichuan style as they fuse the modern elements of Chengdu with ancient custom and design. In the evening, the street is illuminated

by rows of Chinese lanterns and a public stage showcases performances of Sichuan opera and shows of shadow puppets. The food stalls – with their gastronomic delights on display – provide gweilos with an insight of Chengdu fast-food eating habits, including roasted rabbit heads, pig snouts and chicken feet. Hot pot, synonymous with Sichuan, abounds in Chengdu. For novice westerners think spicy fondue – a vat of boiling hot broth in the middle of the table into which portions of meat, fish and vegetables are placed. Large napkins are mandatory. Chengdu’s locality is an ideal entry/exit point for Australians heading to China for a holiday or as a side trip on its own from Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. So keen are Sichuan tourism officials to attract visitors, residents of more than 50 nations, including Australia, can take advantage of a 72-hour visa-free transit policy. That’s more than enough time to see the pandas. The writer travelled to Chengdu with a media delegation sponsored by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs.

IF YOU GO: GETTING THERE Sichuan Airlines has flights from Sydney (Tuesday and Friday) with 12.5 hours travel time. STAYING THERE Because of its reputation as China’s high-tech business hub, high-end accommodation options have increased rapidly. A room at the five-star Grand Hyatt will set you back about $230 a night. More affordable options from about $120. THE MAIN ATTRACTION Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding: 10 kilometres from downtown; travel options by bus, metro or cheap taxis; open daily from 7.30am to 6pm (best time between 9–10am when pandas are having breakfast); admission price $12 adults; children under 1.3 metres are free.

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DINE AND WINE JUST LIKE CHRIS HEMSWORTH If it’s good enough for Thor, it’s good enough for us. WORDS: Kathryn Bermingham, AAP.


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makes this place and its wines world class,” the actor said. Earlier in the day, they visited the winery’s heritage vineyard, where Hemsworth christened a block of vines named in his honour, and chief winemaker Ben Bryant explained the growing and picking process. Upon learning he was the first to have a block named after him, the Thor star replied in an Australian drawl: “that’s awesome”. Hemsworth’s passion was on display during his visit to the Richmond Grove Barrel Room, where he sampled eight varieties of 2017 Shiraz, while Bryant explained their taste and qualities. Hemsworth, whose favourite wine is Shiraz, also sampled Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel – the brand’s new range of wines finished in aged whisky barrels. The writer was a guest of Jacob’s Creek.

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With so many planets in your privacy zone, the week starts slowly as you contemplate and ruminate. Mercury and Venus then move into Aries, and Mars connects with Uranus, so sudden opportunities will be ripe for the picking.

Are you confused about which path to follow in the future? Pay close attention to your dreams; they are full of ideas and wisdom that can lead you in the right direction. Creatives will feel particularly inspired, as you tune into the magical muse within.

This week, you’re keen to connect with others as the planets kick-start your professional and networking zones. People are waiting to hear what you’ve got to say as you brainstorm your creative ideas (in person and online).

From Tuesday onwards, the more proactive you are the better. However, Pluto and Saturn could trigger an intense experience that is emotionally draining, so avoid winding up a family member or pushing your partner’s reactive buttons.

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This week, the dynamic planetary patterns detonate your daredevil side and kick-start your stagnant motor. It’s time for languid lions to leap out of your usual routine and do something different. Travel, education, and publishing are favoured.

Interpersonal relations should go well this week, as you zero in on the specific needs of family members and close friends and colleagues. You love to be of service, and others will certainly find plenty of ways to occupy your time and talents.

Mercury and Venus both move into your relationship zone, so it’s a suitable time to sit down with a loved one and talk through sensitive issues that have been bothering you. Clear communication and deft diplomacy are the keys to peaceful partnerships.

With Jupiter journeying through your sign and Pluto linking up with the sun, you’re emanating some serious charisma this week! Make sure you appreciate and celebrate the smart and sexy Scorpio you are. The weekend is your time to shine.


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PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20) Pisceans have an uncanny sixth sense, and you’ll be using it in spades on Monday when the sun, Mercury, Venus, and Neptune meander through your sign. Creativity and compassion are also highlighted, so make sure you express this side of yourself.

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AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19) Are you feeling restless, reckless and rebellious? This week, your ruler Uranus hooks up with manic Mars, so you’ll be in crazy-brave mode as you set about demolishing any obstacles that litter your path on the road to more personal freedom.

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CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20) The sun and Pluto fan the flames of an idea, boost creativity, and tutor you in the art of multi-tasking. There’s also a buzz around your home or workplace that speeds up successful outcomes. Others are smitten by your powerful and professional style.

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SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21) You’re walking a fine line at the moment as you strive to get the ratio right between being expansive and exuberant in the outside world, and being personally disciplined and focused. Mars and Uranus send an unexpected opportunity your way.

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THE KEY TO MAXIMISING YOUR SALE PRICE You could get more for your property than you ever dreamed possible – you just need to know what you’re doing. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


he Sunshine Coast property market is a seller’s delight, with low stock supply and high demand working wonders for the sale prices of homes. With agents claiming we are seeing the best conditions in a decade or more, now is the time to think about how to maximise the price you can get for selling your home. My Property Preview speaks with industry leaders to find out how big the rewards can be when you expand the reach of your property marketing. Selling your home is a big decision to make, but once you have committed, the best way to maximise the amount you get for your property will be largely dictated by how loudly you communicate your intent to sell. The difference between a discreet online campaign that attracts people who are actively looking for a property to buy or invest in, and an out-there print and online campaign could be tens of thousands of dollars in the final sale price. In fact, CoreLogic RP Data studied the sales history of 850,000 houses over a two-year period, with analysts investigating where each property was advertised, its time on the market, the offer price and the

Karen Jones from Next Property Group value of the final deal. The study of major cities found that Brisbane properties that advertised in both print and online had a 12.5 per cent increase in success rate of sales, spent eight days less on the market and achieved a 5.8 per cent increase in the sale price achieved. According to the sales figures at the time, this was a difference of $27,697. Define Property Agents’ Ross Cattle says looking at marketing options can make a huge difference to the final amount homeowners can gain from the sale of their property. “The only way to 100 per cent make

sure you maximise your price is to use a premium price formula, it’s based on covering every aspect of marketing, these days it a matter of a complete package, online, news print, Facebook, databases, videos, street marketing, good signage,” he says. “If you really want to make sure you nailed it and got that premium price its simple, don’t miss any of the segments of where buyers come from, if you miss one portion of the market, it could cost you thousands and thousands of dollars.” Further to the CoreLogic RP Data study, data from emma (Enhanced Media Metrics Australia) found that of the 1.8 million likely property buyers, more than one million people read property content in print or online formats, and all buyers are more likely to read print than online content. Karen Jones from Next Property Group says including a print marketing campaign when you list your home ensures you can reach those potential buyers who weren’t fully submerged in the market, but were dipping their toes to see what is available. “You need to cover all of your bases,” she says. “The internet does reach buyers, but

not all of them. “What about the people thinking of a change but don’t know what that is until they see a property advertised? That sparks their interest and gets them to the property. All of a sudden, these people ‘thinking’ are ‘acting’. “When you couple this with an experienced agent with excellent negotiating skills, you are setting yourself up to get the best result. This is the market to make money, not try and save a few dollars by going with the cheap Charlies.” For those who think spending money on marketing is money wasted, Harcourts Caloundra’s Luke Carter says the benefits will far outweigh the initial cost. “The cost of marketing on the Sunshine Coast has never been cheaper,” he says. “Conducting a successful auction campaign is half the price of what it was when the market was in this condition 10 years ago. The ability to go to auction is no longer a huge cost factor and a good agent using the auction strategy should be able to make more of the cost of marketing back in the final sale price achieved by creating competitive bidding with emotionally invested buyers.”




Boasting spectacular river and ocean views – spanning the horizon to Mt Coolum – and a vibrant cafe and dining precinct in the immediate locale, Essence is setting a new benchmark for premium coastal living. With just 19 magnificent residences across 7 levels, this remarkable development holds tremendous appeal for the owner occupiers.

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5442 1888

Real Estate

Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE


LARGE VACANT LAND BLOCKS STARTING FROM $210,000! • Offering Range views, fresh breezes and a central, convenient location • Just three minutes from Nambour shopping centre, Rail network and a selection of public and private schools • Prices starting from just $210,000 – the block sizes are generous ranging from 852m2 up to 963m2. • Over half of the blocks are now sold – only six blocks remaining – be quick!

Price: From $210,000 Contact: The Riddell Sales Team on 5442 1888 www.riddellrealestate.com.au Property ID: 564691

WOOMBYE: U1/12 HORIZON WAY Duplex – Only 1 Remains. Stylish 3 bedroom unit, SAT 11–11.40 $469,500 brand new, well designed, 2 bathrooms, 2 car accom. + outdoor ent.


IMAGE FLAT: PRIVATE HIDEAWAY .. 5 acres.. Shed .. Options Plus! Character timber SAT 1-1.40 FROM $610,00 home with cool leafy setting.4brms,2bath,7car, wide veranda and more! WOOMBYE: 21 DINMORE ST. Outstanding Buying VALUE! This 5 bed, 4 bath, 2 living BY APPOINTMENT $539,000 areas, 2 fully fitted kitchens, 2 car accom. would suit Dual Living. WOOMBYE: 32 COUNTRYVIEW ST. Garth Chapman Queensland on 2554sqm block, PRICE REDUCED $679,000 6 bed, 3 bath, 2 car. Elevated position, huge deck with panoramic views. 2bath. Set in secure, managed complex. Lock up car accommodation. Won’t Last!


WOOMBYE: UNIT Walk to Woombye. Set in complex of 4 – 2 bedroom unit, open


plan living, single carport. Easy, convenient lifestyle and affordable!


TOWEN MTN: 14 ACRES “OFF GRID”. Innovative Hideaway. 3brms, 1bath.

OFFERS FROM $595,000


Unique and private property. Eco friendly and Independent Lifestyle!

This newly renovated property is ready for you and with all the hard work done, it will allow you the time to spend enjoying the Mooloolaba lifestyle. Features include large, open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas, which give you room to move. The master bedroom has an ensuite. The covered outdoor entertaining area offers plenty of space and is great for entertaining year round. The property has a single lockup garage with remote access. The location is prime and this 508m2 block has room for extra parking, a boat or a caravan and more than enough room for those wanting to add an inground swimming pool.

50 PALM DRIVE, MOOLOOLABA 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Define Property Agents 5478 2477 Ross Cattle 0410 625 758

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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Large lots from Views from the top of Nambour

TRANQUIL COOLUM LIVING Set amongst lush tropical gardens in a popular beachside enclave, this low-maintenance family home offers privacy and seclusion in a much sought-after location. Entertain friends and family by the sparkling inground swimming pool with an enviable northern aspect and spectacular views to majestic Mount Coolum. The ground floor features two separate airconditioned living areas and a well-appointed kitchen. A master bedroom downstairs has floor-to-ceiling windows. The adjoining ensuite showcases a large corner shower, double vanity and separate toilet while a walk in wardrobe provides a functional touch. There are two additional bedrooms upstairs and a study with built-in wardrobes that can be transform to an extra bedroom.

16 WATERLINE CLOSE, MOUNT COOLUM 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Ready to build now! Close to CBD, schools & hospitals

Auction on site Thursday, April 19 @ 6pm North Shore Realty 5448 7444

Next to TAFE & parkland

Walter Johnson 0488 989 363 Liz Hope 0422 494 686


Large lots 1,002m2 - 2,544m2

Walk to TAFE, school and IGA or relax on your balcony with views over Burnside. Rosella Place gives you space and privacy without compromising on proximity to town ameniĆ&#x;es. Be inspired. Enquire today.

OCEAN VERGE With SIX beaches to choose from, the enviable coastal lifestyle is at your doorstep along with a huge selection of cafĂŠs, restaurants, beachfront dining, walking tracks, shops and open parks at your disposal. Boutique in scale and architecture, Ocean Verge Kings Beach offers just 40 apartments, all with secure basement parking rising 7 levels providing stunning ocean views, spacious designs and exacting attention to detail with premium fittings and fixtures. Investors and residents alike will take advantage of the stunning location, ocean views, market beating prices and indicative returns of *5.25% p.a.

Peter Kinchin 0418 736 424 insiterealty.com.au



$359,000 - $459,000 TOP FLOOR 3 BEDROOM $629,000 - $669,000

AGENT ON SITE SATURDAY 12-12.30PM 27 VERNEY STREET, KINGS BEACH PROJECT MARKETING oceanverge@prd.com.au 1800 988 242 - www.oceanverge.com.au myweeklypreview.com.au

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AUCTION OUTSTANDING ENTRY LEVEL WATERFRONT IN A PRIZED MOOLOOLABA LOCATION! 42 Carrothool Place, Mooloolaba Carrothool Place, the private cul-de-sac in the heart of Mooloolaba’s waterfront may be one of the most tightly held streets on the Sunshine Coast. This fantastic entry level property is set on a huge 881m2 block with a perfect South to North orientation and features an oversized 26.8 metres of open waterfront. This perfect location will afford you a rare opportunity to simply move in and enjoy, or ideal for those looking to renovate/build and add substantial value in a prime location.


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Generous 881m2 parcel of land 26.8m water frontage Original home with untapped potential Set amongst elite company First time offered in 28 years An opportunity not to be missed



Auction: Saturday 17th March at 9.30am Inspect: Saturday 3rd March 10-10.30am Alan Riley 0422 723 719


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15 Statesman Circuit, Sippy Downs Located in a prime position close to public transport, the Sunshine Coast University, both public & private schools and Sippy Downs retail centre, this enviable location ticks all the boxes. Complete with two living areas, large kitchen & covered outdoor entertaining overlooking the in-ground pool, this vacant property is just waiting for someone to call her home. Owner says sell on or before Auction.

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Auction: Saturday 24th March at 11am Inspect: Sunday 4th March 10-10.45am Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Jamima Suter 0417 227 910


38/34 Canberra Terrace, Caloundra 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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Price: $1,390,000 Inspect: Saturday 3rd March 12-12.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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38 & 39/101 Birtinya Boulevard, Birtinya BUY ONE OR BUY BOTH! We have two apartments available at “Broadwater”situated in the heart of Birtinya. One with two generous sized bedrooms and the other a one bedroom, both with modern bathrooms and kitchens. Only minutes from the beach, shops, cafés, and the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. All savvy investors looking for a smart investment, ACT NOW! Opportunities like this don’t last long.

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Price: Contact Agent Inspect: By Appointment Karlos Nash 0427 262 272


23 Balyarta Crescent, Mooloolaba Here’s your opportunity to break into the highly sought after Mooloolaba market! Located in a quiet street and set amongst other quality homes, this property ticks all the boxes. With all the Coast has to offer just moments away, this home will accommodate the needs of any modern beach loving family or perfect for the savvy investor. Always wanted to live beachside? Make your move today!


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Price: Buyers from mid $700,000’s Inspect: Saturday 3rd March 10-10.30am Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545


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5 Riflebird Place, Mountain Creek This immaculately kept and maintained modern home is located just a short 2 minute stroll to Brightwater Tavern, Aldi and the shopping centre. Featuring 4 good sized bedrooms plus a media room, wide hallways and aircon, this one is outstanding value for money in the $500,000’s. Currently leased at $530 per week until November 2018, your next investment looks after itself.

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Price: Buyers in the $500,000’s Inspect: Saturday 3rd March 10-10:45am Craig Porter 0411 554 880


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FAMILY HOME Nestle Nestled Nest led d in tthe he ssought-after ough ou ghtt af afte terr B Brightwater right ht estate, modern esta es tate te this m oder od ern n family home hom ome is i ready for its new owners. Designed with family living in mind, this home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms. The master bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in robe with ample storage. For complete climate control, there are both ceiling fans and airconditioning throughout. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining boasts a modern design and lots of windows.

51 BRAMPTON CRESCENT, MOUNTAIN CREEK 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Offers over $495,000 Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257 Michael Chapman 0422 010 000

PRIME WATERFRONT LIVING - 190M2 GROUND FLOOR UNIT 32/11 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya


LOCATION LOCATION - Boasting absolute lakefront position, this ground floor residence offers sweeping views over Lake Kawana and much more. Perfectly positioned with an exceptionally large patio & resort style facilities, the unit offers the ultimate in lifestyle and convenience.

Price: Offers over $595,000 Inspect: Saturday 3rd March 11-11.30am Karen Jones 0405 122 526



BRAND NEW HOME LOOKING FOR A FAMILY Lot 2/12 Lower Mount Mellum Rd Landsborough


Presented to the market is this brand new turn key home positioned close to schools, shops, childcare, parks & public transport facilities. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to secure your piece of paradise in the fabulous hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.

Price: Priced from the mid $500,000’s Inspect: Saturday 3rd March & Sunday 4th March 11-11.45am John Skerlak 0413 441 834







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3 Wren Crescent, Buderim


Act quickly! Do not miss this one! Situated in a quiet leafy street resides this quirky home full of character and charm. Located within minutes of the Buderim Hospital and Maroochy CBD this one is perfect for those looking for a unique place to call home. Call today!

Price: Buyers from mid $500,000’s Inspect: Saturday 3rd March 11-11.30am Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545





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Executive Lakefront Lifestyle To Envy

VIEW Saturday 3rd March 10:00am-10:30am

SIPPY DOWNS 78 Albany Street Opportunities to own a true lakefront home are few and far between. This executive property offers an enviable lifestyle for your family within a the tightly held enclave of lakefront homes. The expansive open plan consists of multiple living zones with separation designed to provide space and privacy for the whole family. • Alfresco Patio Flows Seamlessly Off The Living Room • 6.28kW Of Solar Off-Sets Your Energy Bills • Ducted Vacuum System & Split System Air conditioning

• Stone Bench Tops & Quality Appliances With Gas Cooktop • Open Plan With Uninterrupted Views Of The Lake, Parks & Pool • Rare Lakefront 800m² Fully Fenced Block

Act quickly, as of right now there are no other lakefront homes on the market in Sippy Downs

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AUCTION On-Site Saturday 17th March At 10:00am


AGENT Russell Dell 0400 409 000


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True Quality - Location - Lifestyle 1 & 2/27 Esprit Crescent, BIRTINYA Offering more internal living space, larger bedrooms, bigger garages, more light and space and better quality fittings and fixtures than most of the new 3 and 4 bedroom homes/terrace houses being built in Birtinya.




Inspect Saturday March 3rd 11-11:30am

• Spacious master bedrooms with large walk in robes and ensuites

• Double garages with storage that can actually accommodate 2 cars

• 2.5 bathrooms with stone bench tops and floor to ceiling tiling

• Air conditioning upstairs and downstairs

• Large, quality kitchen with plenty of stone bench top space and walk in pantry

• 2700 ceilings throughout – giving that extra feeling of space

• 2 separate living areas plus a study

• One duplex has good side access and/or room for a pool

Price Offers around $650,000 each

• Beautifully designed staircases

• Located close to the University Public and Private Hospitals

Steve Kealey 0437 935 369





Lacey’s View will provide a combination of relaxing open spaces with great outlooks across the South Maroochy River plains and surrounding hills and will be the perfect place for you to call home.



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• Located within easy walking distance to all the services and amenities Yandina has to offer • Great location to raise a family • Comprising of a combination of small and large, flat to gently sloping blocks

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Penthouse + 3 x 2 bed Apartments - Lifestyle and Profit 24 Yaringa Avenue, BUDDINA This is luxurious beachside living in a quiet location, so close to schools, recreational facilities, shopping, La Balsa Park, the marina, and Point Cartwright. Three two-bedroom apartments are well appointed, with Kleenmaid appliances in the kitchens, ocean glimpses and the choice of a large balcony or large landscaped courtyard. The penthouse is absolutely divine - featuring gorgeous ocean views, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a powder room. Everything is of the absolute best quality and the design has been well thought out - with each room featuring either hinterland or ocean views. This is a unique opportunity to secure an active investment - live in the penthouse and enjoy excellent rental returns from the other three apartments. Motivated overseas owner needs it sold now.

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• 549m2 Land • Exclusive Penthouse lift • Rental income in excess of $100k per year • Ocean views • Only steps to the beach • No Body Corp Fee




Inspect 11am-12pm 3rd of March 2018 Auction 24th of March 2018 9am - Onsite www.platinumproperties.com.au Steve Turner 0412 679 488

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This architecturally impressive residence is positioned perfectly on a landscaped near level half-acre block, enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views stretching from the rolling rural hills of Maleny, the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Island to the Glass House Mountains. The main bedroom enjoys these huge views and an abundance of light, a large walk-in robe, ensuite, and an external spa. The kitchen has Miele appliances. The living inside spills out to the outdoor entertaining area, adhering to a design that flows naturally through the home. This property, located eight minutes from Maleny, is a rare offering. This property is worth an inspection.

4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car $1,350,000 Maleny Realty 5499 9994 Jess Luthje 0438 616 064

Situated in a small cul-de-sac within Parklakes Estate, the home has two dimensioned living areas with high ceilings, both providing a view to the outdoor entertainment area and the inground swimming pool. The home boasts a quality kitchen with 900mm gas stove, stone benchtops, walk-in pantry and lots of room. A smart, functional designed floor plan provides good separation of the master suite from the other three bedrooms. Other features include a solar system, 300 litre solar hot water system, Sunblock blinds and curtains, rainwater tank with three external taps and additional parking space with side access making it great for off-street parking.

3 DEEPWATER CLOSE, BLI BLI 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Riddell Real Estate 5442 1888 Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599


urban elegance with coastal soul A premier waterfront residence with stunning, panoramic river and ocean views thecosmopolitancottontree.com.au



LU X U RY 1 , 2 & 3 B E D R O O M A PA R T M E N TS AVA I L A B L E

O N LY O N E P E N T H O U S E A N D T H R E E x 3 B E D R O O M S R E M A I N - A C T N O W !

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OFFERS OVER $925,000




655m2 block + Water Views + Massive House + Swimming Pool

Ground Floor Unit - Stroll to Cotton Tree Esplanade No need to take the car as everything is on your doorstep. This is an exceptional unit with secure access, spacious throughout, huge Caesarstone kitchen, two double bedrooms with large built in robes, double shower in ensuite, study nook and huge double garage with remote and internal access. Outdoors offers tiled undercover area, a wraparound easy-care garden with evergreen synthetic turf and a raised veggie garden.

AUCTION Auction 10th March 11am INSPECT By appointment FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5443 3377 SHANE DAWES 0411 302 925 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au

Just metres to the lake, bike and walking paths, located in the popular suburb of Birtinya sits this family designed Plantation home which spans over two levels and offers 390m² of living space. Neatly positioned on a 655m² block of land close to the brand new Sunshine Coast Private and Public Hospitals and Sunshine Coast beaches. • Four spacious bedrooms plus study, master with ensuite and walk in robe, plus huge balcony • Multiple living areas, including family/dining, formal lounge, media room, TV room plus huge alfresco • Sparkling in ground swimming pool with huge side access INSPECT Saturday 3rd March 2018 10-10:45am FIRST NATIONAL LIFESTYLE 5450 1515 RACHEL GANT 0408 582 907 WEB www.fnlifestyle.com.au


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Captivating 10th Floor Panorama Wake up every morning to stunning sunrises from the idyllically positioned North East facing Maroochydore waterfront apartment. This exceptional residence achieves a high level of comfort in its design and style and delivers an overwhelming sense of space with its high ceilings and a luxurious feeling of openness created from floor to ceiling glass featured in the open plan living areas. Stand out Features include: • 2 Secured parking spaces and storeroom • Gymnasium and 20m heated lap pool • Floating pontoon for residents • Separate powder room and separate office • Internal: 181m2 Balcony: 44m2, Total: 225m2 INSPECT Saturday and Wednesday March 4-5pm FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5444 0800 JEAN HAMER 0419 034 500 & SUZANNE ANNABEL 0411 106 791 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au

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ONCE IN A LIFETIME Locals have known about this prime hidden ridge in the Bli Bli valley for years, now the secret’s out. Situated on a 6675m2 block with a peaceful bush backdrop, this master-built family residence is perfectly positioned with solar passive and crossflow design in mind. With a building footprint of 766m2, this home is larger than most suburban blocks. Kick a footy in the yard, sit around the fire-pit or play pool in the huge games room. There is no end of space here for the discerning family. Priced at well below replacement value, this is one property you will cherish forever. It features five bedrooms, four with private balconies, plus three baths and five car garage.

278 UPPER ROSEMOUNT ROAD, ROSEMOUNT 5 bed, 3 bath, 5 car $1,400,000 Insite Realty 5476 5588 Doug Ison 0418 761 404

MOOLOOLABA, 50 Palm Drive

The Perfect Mooloolaba Opportunity This newly renovated property is ready for you with all the hard work done, it will allow you the time to spend enjoying the Mooloolaba lifestyle. 3 bedrooms the master bedroom with ensuite, large open plan kitchen dining and living areas, the covered outdoor entertaining area offers so much undercover space providing a second living area all year round, Single lockup garage with remote access keeps with extra storage. The location is prime and this 508sqm block has room for extra parking, boat or a caravan and more than enough room to add the in-ground swimming pool.

OPEN HOME: Sat 3rd March 11-11.30am VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au AUCTION: ON SITE SAT 10th MARCH 11.00am AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758





MARCOOLA, 39/130 Mudjimba Esplanade

Investor Alert The most requested 2 bedroom holiday unit in the WHOLE COMPLEX, or owner occupiers enjoy your mornings by the beach! Boasting 2 spacious bedrooms with built in robes, main with ensuite. Single secured car park with direct back access to the unit. The second bathroom is very modern. Open plan living and dining areas providing great natural light, space and beautiful sea breezes. The big kitchen has stunning stone bench tops and top of the range appliances. This property also provides a rare 107m2 of exclusive ground floor terracing and views of the lagoon style swimming pool.

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OPEN HOME: Sat 3rd March 11.30 VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au AUCTION: ON SITE SAT 3rd March 12.00pm AGENT: Jordan Barden 0422 990 824






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BUDERIM 15 BUDERIM VISTA COURT BRIGHT, BREEZY AND BEAUTIFUL • Impeccably presented and nicely elevated in a quiet cul de sac • Stunning kitchen is central to all the homes activities • Magnificent master suite has lovely views to the ocean • Extensive use of natural light allows for bright and stylish living

532850 View Saturday 10.30 - 11am Auction Saturday 10th March at 4pm Contact 5456 0219 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257 Brenden Southey 0417 633 035




38 ELLIOT DRIVE • Sumptuous renovation recently completed to the highest standard • Private cul de sac location backing on to acreage • Close proximity to great schools and Sunshine Coast University • Less than 10 minutes to the beach


75 JARRAH ROAD • Positioned at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with beautiful forest vistas • Generous main with air con, plantation shutters and 'His & Hers' walk in robes • Fully powered shed • Off street parking for the boat or caravan

Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257 Brenden Southey 0417 633 035

Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257 Brenden Southey 0417 633 035




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View Saturday 12.30 - 1pm For Sale Offers Over $595,000

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Lifestyle, Income Or BOTH! Stunning views from all corners, with multiple income opportunities and substantial infrastructure make this a rare find • 55 acres, stunning views, 2 minutes to Kenilworth • Multiple income opportunities: Quarry, Cattle, Fruit • Potential Quarry income up to $100,000 per annum • 400smq + 90sqm mezzanine floor shed, 3 phase power • 8 paddocks, 10 dams, site office, machinery available • Great opportunity, live off the land

Price: Offers Over $849,000 Inspect: Sat 2-2.30pm

Jason Stock 0411 123 888 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 19725865

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Dual Occupancy? Paint + Carpet = Profit Looking for a large family home? Or maybe a dual living arrangement? How about the opportunity to create some equity? • 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom & living upstairs • 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom & rumpus downstairs • Beautiful decks & stunning in-ground pool

Price: Offers Over $399,000 Inspect: Sat 11-11.20am Jason Stock 0411 123 888 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 19243415

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Champagne Views…. Serenity and champagne views……just 2 minutes from downtown Nambour. • Huge deck to take in the view



Price: $589,000 Inspect: Sat 10-10.20am

Jason Stock 0411 123 888 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID: 19755715

• Views from Woombye to Buderim • Tassie Oak hardwood floors • Large master bedroom with views • 2 acres with paddock and stables • Double garage, carport, 6x6m shed

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Agent On-Site Saturday 12noon

jasonstock@remax.com.au | Office 5470 7000 | Jason Stock 0411 123 888


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Feel at home

Phone (07) 5476 3579 www.thepropertyleague.com.au



18 Quillback Court, MOUNTAIN CREEK




5 Bed 2 Bath 4 Car 685m2

• Architecturally designed 226 square metres of living space • Located with backdrop setting being Conservation Reserve • Great Layout - good separation for large families • Features 4 outdoor areas with 3 totally undercover

Inspect: Contact Agent Leanne King 0439 910 235

Low $300,000’s

Two bedroom beach front unit. Short walk to Alexandra Headland beach and Mooloolaba restaurants and boutiques.

2 Bed 1 Bath 1 Car


Inspect: Saturday 11-11.30am Peter Grant 0479 176 422

• 16 units in the complex, north facing balcony • Modern kitchen and bathroom • Reverse cycle air- conditioning • Undercover parking

PROVEN REAL ESTATE AGENTS On average over 20 years sales & marketing experience per team member

Our Amazing Support Team

Amber Fox 0405 357 735

Leanne King 0439 910 235

Darren Rix 0416 188 259

Margie Deighton 0411 399 514

Deborrah Ballard 0435 154 312

Neil Bourke 0417 721 602

Peter Grant 0479 176 422

Morag O’Malley Support

Kim Russell Projects

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Phone (07) 5476 3579 www.thepropertyleague.com.au



This modern designer home is situated on a pristine, useable and fully fenced 8145m of flat land. It is just minutes to Yandina amenities, 15 minutes to Coolum Beach.

4 Bed

3 Bath

4 Car

• Versatile floor plan, dual living, home office and B&B possibilities

Auction: Onsite Saturday 17 March at 2pm

• Polished concrete floors, high ceilings, abundant glass, new kitchen and appliances


• Sensational north facing alfresco entertaing area, one of the best you will find

• Covered pavilion, large 12x8m shed, picturesque dam on site, countryside views



Open Saturday 3 March 1-1.30pm

Margie Deighton 0411 399 514

• Gorgeous self-cleaning Magna pool with Bisazza glass mosaic tiles



Centrally located 903sqm cleared gentle sloping block in an elevated position. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, and surrounded by executive homes. • Mooloolaba Esplanade shopping, & restaurants – 1.1 km • Alexandra Headland beach – 1.3 km • Maroochydore CBD – 3.1 km • Sunshine Coast University Hospital – 9.6 km • Build your dream home surrounded by elite properties in this exclusive cul-de-sac

LAND 903m2

Auction: Onsite Saturday 24th March, 3pm Inspect: Contact Agent Peter Grant 0479 176 422

Fundraising Packages Available for Clubs, Community Groups, Schools and Charities Contact Amber Fox, amber@thepropertyleague.com.au for more details myweeklypreview.com.au

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23 BALYARTA CRESCENT, MOOLOOLABA Passed in / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545

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

2 DUHS ROAD, NAMBOUR Passed in / 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car First National Nambour 5441 1344 Andy Sharma 0410 989 177

39/130 MUDJIMBA ESPLANADE, MARCOOLA Auction on site Saturday, March 3 @ 12pm Define Property 5478 2477 Jordan Barden 0422 990 824


9/90 RIVER ESPLANADE, MOOLOOLABA Auction on site Saturday, March 3 @3.30pm McGrath Estate Agents Mooloolaba 5450 8000 Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Kylie Bond 0427 626 359

A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 9 PINEHURST STREET, CURRIMUNDI $515,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Realway Property Consultants Caloundra, James Reynolds



The easiest way to check out the latest auction results. 3 KENT COURT, BUDERIM SOLD PRIOR TO AUCTION $795,000 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car McGrath 5450 8000 Gail Robertson 0421 634 106 Chris Pace 0417 196 600

11 ALLAMBIE PLACE, LANDSBOROUGH $295,000 / Land Next Property Group, John Skerlak

9/90 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba

$480,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Kathy Mulheron 14 THOMAS CRESCENT, NAMBOUR $380,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 4 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Vanessa Brunton and Kathy Mulheron 20 RIDGEVIEW PLACE, WOOMBYE $711,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Anne Wallace

23 Kumbada Court, Minyama



On a large flat corner block, with high end fittings. Huge open plan living room, outdoors a south facing covered patio and also a north terrace. Off the entry is bedroom 4/ office. Feature staircase leads to living spaces. Galley style kitchen, quality appliances, stone benchtop/bar for casual meals. Powder room at ground floor level. Contemporary timber staircase to bedrooms and retreat. Ensuited master bedroom, walk-in robe and private balcony. Two double bedrooms share a bathroom and access the open retreat space. Unit 1 – 4 Ginger Bell Av, Bli Bli Open: 11 - 12 Saturday Price: Offers from $585,000 Ian Black 0407 587 503





Impossible? Not so at all!! Magnificent character home built to highest standard. Beautifully maintained, solid brick with high ceilings. Upper story insulated by concrete slab for comfort & sound. Grand timber staircase to 4 large bedrooms, renewed bathroom & ensuite. New kitchen with stone bench tops, quality appliances & dishwasher. Refurbished inground pool with new filter & pump. Surrounded by glorious easy care gardens creates privacy not normally found in town. This property represents outstanding value. 40 Image Flat Rd, Nambour Open: 9.30 – 10.00 Saturday Price: Offers from $725,000 considered Ian Black 0407 587 503 Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie Street, Nambour | Phone 5441 3366 | www.dayandgrimes.com

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23 KUMBADA COURT, MINYAMA SOLD AT AUCTION $1.9 MILLION 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car McGrath 5450 8000 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147


$613,000 / 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Darren Ide

3 WREN CRESCENT, BUDERIM Passed in / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545 UNIT 10 ‘ELOUERA TOWER’ 81 SIXTH AVENUE, MAROOCHYDORE SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $279,500 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car First National Coastal 5443 3377 Shane Dawes 0411 302 925

39/130 Mudjimba Esplanade, Marcoola

17 Highland Terrace, Little Mountain

07 5445 9200 07 5445 9211 sales@barnbyrealestate.com.au www.barnbyrealestate.com.au


29 Menary Road, Coes Creek $750,000 – Craig Barnby – 0427 533 731

148 Coes Creek Road, Coes Creek $425,000 – Sandra Barnby – 0438 344 325 Open: Saturday 11.30-12pm

9 Ridgeview Place, Woombye 50 Ratcliffe Rd, Palmwoods $700,000 Firm – Craig Barnby – 0427 533 731 Offers Over $925K – Paul Ciseau – 0411 662 738

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ue on Maltman is a new boutique collection of luxury terrace homes in the heart of Kings Beach. Designed to capture ocean and hinterland views and with a thoughtful focus on functionality and style, each home will be meticulously crafted with premium finishes. The development includes a boutique collection of three executive terrace style homes, beachside location, three expansive levels with a private lift, oversized triple garage and abundant storage throughout. These are selling off the plan with only three residences available.

UNIT 1/27 MALTMAN STREET SOUTH, KINGS BEACH 3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car $1,495,000 McGrath Estate Agents Mooloolaba 5450 8000 Sheldon Busch 0418 743 848 Todd McKee 0418 737 197


Mooloolah Valley 30 Samuel Place




Mountian Creek 51 Brampton Crescent



Get Lost In The Valley

Offers over $560,000

Beauty On Brampton

Offers over $495,000

Set on half an acre and within walking distance to the centre of town, this beautiful family home affords it’s new owners the chance to experience rural living without the seclusion. Something special awaits you in the valley.

View Saturday 3rd 10-10.30am buderim.harcourts.com.au /QB3256

Nestled in the sought-after Brightwater estate, this modern family home is ready for its new owners. Designed with family living in mind, the home has been well postioned on the block offering plenty of space for the kids.

View Saturday 3rd 11-11.30am buderim.harcourts.com.au /QB3277


Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257 Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257

Michael Chapman 0422 010 000

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6pm Think Tank. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Gardening Australia. Costa goes foraging for edible seaweed. 8.30 Vera. (M) Part 4 of 4. 10.00 Planet America. 10.45 ABC Late News. 11.15 The Business.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 Swimming. Australian Championships. Day 3. From Optus Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland. 10.00 To Be Advised. 11.30 The Goldbergs. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Vet On The Hill. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Imitation Game. (2014) (M) Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley. A mathematician tries to unravel a code. 10.50 MOVIE Valkyrie. (2008) (M) Tom Cruise.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. Hosted by Amanda Keller. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Celebrity guests include Helen Mirren. 9.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Invergordon To John O’Groats. Hosted by Michael Portillo. 8.40 Homeland. Carrie comes to a distressing realisation. 9.45 MOVIE Gandhi. (1982) Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud. Biography of Mahatma Gandhi.


6pm Compass. (PG) 6.30 A Taste Of Landline. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (PG) 8.30 Miniseries: Innocent. (M) Part 1 of 4. 9.20 River. (M) CCTV footage sheds light on Stevie’s case. 10.20 Silent Witness. (MA15+)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Brave. (2012) (PG) Kelly Macdonald. 9.00 Swimming. Australian Championships. Day 4. From Optus Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland. 10.30 Heists That Shook The World. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 David Attenborough’s The Blue Planet II. (PG) 8.10 MOVIE Back To The Future Part II. (1989) (PG) Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. A young man inadvertently alters time. 10.20 Travel Guides. (PG) 11.20 MOVIE City Heat. (1984) (M)

6pm Bondi Vet. (PG) 7.00 Bondi Rescue. 7.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 8.00 MOVIE Bruce Almighty. (2003) Jim Carrey. A man is given supernatural powers. 10.00 48 Hours: Murder In The Mansion. (M) 11.00 48 Hours. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Building Giants: Super Stadium. A look at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. 9.25 Heston’s Feasts. (PG) Heston creates a Tudor feast. 10.25 Gadget Man: Cooking And Dining Out.


6pm The Checkout. (PG) 6.30 Hard Quiz. (PG) 7.00 ABC News Sunday. 7.40 Grand Designs. 8.30 Miniseries: Howards End. Part 1 of 4. Follows three families in early 1900s England. 9.30 Last Tango In Halifax. (PG)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Australian Spartan. (PG) Teams tackle an obstacle course. 8.45 Sunday Night. Current affairs program, hosted by Melissa Doyle. 9.45 Crimes That Shook The World: BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) (M) A look at the BTK killer. 10.45 Blindspot. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Married At First Sight. (PG) 8.30 60 Minutes. Current affairs program. 9.30 Born To Kill? Class Of Evil: Coleman And Brown – “A Love Affair With Death”. (MA15+) 10.30 Killer On The Line. (M) 11.30 House. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 The Sunday Project. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) The stars face a 4WD race. 9.00 NCIS. (M) A suicide is investigated. 10.00 SEAL Team. (M) 11.00 The Sunday Project.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.35 Eight Days That Made Rome: Boudica’s Revenge. (M) Presented by Bettany Hughes. 8.30 Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras 2018. Coverage of the 40th annual Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras. 11.00 Black Divaz.


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. (PG) 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) Hosted by Pete Evans and Manu Feildel. 9.00 The Resident. (M) A heart becomes available for a patient. 10.00 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell. (M) 11.00 The Blacklist. (MA15+)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. (M) The new in-laws come face-to-face. 9.00 Travel Guides. (PG) A travel review of Vietnam. 10.00 Better Late Than Never. (PG) 11.00 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 play Balls Of Steel. 9.00 Law & Order: SVU. (M) A rightwing pundit is assaulted. 11.00 The Project.

6pm Great British Food Revival. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 River Cottage Australia. (PG) 8.30 Michael Mosley: Trust Me, I’m A Doctor. (PG) Part 1 of 4. 9.35 24 Hours In Emergency: Independence Days. (M) A motorcyclist is rushed into hospital. 10.30 SBS News.


6pm Think Tank. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 The Checkout. (PG) 8.30 To Be Advised. 9.30 Hannah Gadsby’s Nakedy Nudes: The Male Gaze. (MA15+) 10.00 I Do: 40 Years Of Mardi Gras. 10.30 ABC Late News.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) Group 2 runs a home delivery service. 9.00 The Good Doctor. (M) Shaun treats a teen with a rare heart condition. 10.00 Grey’s Anatomy. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. 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. (M) Hosted by Dave Hughes. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) Callen goes rogue. 11.30 WIN News.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Julie Walters. 8.30 Insight. Hosted by Jenny Brockie. 9.30 Dateline. A look at the hiring of female police recruits. 10.00 Cyberwar. (M) 10.30 SBS News.


7pm ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Hard Quiz. 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (M) Hosted by Shaun Micallef. 9.00 Squinters. (M) 9.30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. 10.15 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) Group 1 celebrates two Australian pastimes. 9.00 To Be Advised. 10.00 MOVIE Identity Thief. (2013) (MA15+) Jason Bateman. A man learns his identity has been stolen.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. 9.00 20 To One. (PG) A countdown of 20 of the greatest child stars. 10.00 Botched. (MA15+) 11.00 Mom. (M) 11.30 Soundbreaking: Sound And Vision. (M)

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

6pm Great British Food Revival. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys: Pisa To Lake Garda. Presented by Michael Portillo. 8.35 Miniseries: Safe Harbour. (MA15+) Part 1 of 4. 9.40 The Good Fight. A client at a rival firm kills his lawyer.



6pm Think Tank. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Call The Midwife. (PG) 9.00 Unforgotten. Cassie and Sunny discover more about David Walker. 9.50 The Good Karma Hospital. (M) 10.35 ABC Late News.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 8.00 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) Hosted by Pete Evans and Manu Feildel. 9.30 Manu’s American Road Trip. (PG) Manu heads to Little Havana. 10.30 To Be Advised.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 1. St George Illawarra Dragons v Brisbane Broncos. From UOW Jubilee Oval, Sydney. 8.55 The NRL Footy Show. (M) A look at the latest NRL news. 10.10 The AFL Footy Show. (M) 11.40 To Be Advised.

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

6.30pm News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. (PG) 8.05 Great British Railway Journeys: Newcastle To Lindisfarne. 8.35 How To Lose Weight Well. Part 2 of 5. 9.35 Knightfall. (MA15+)



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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.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Swimming. Aust C’ships. Day 3. 8.30 Selling Houses Aust. 10.30 To Build Or Not To Build. 11.30 Bargain Hunt. (PG)

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 MOVIE Jaws. (1975) (PG) Roy Scheider. 9.30 MOVIE Shaft. (2000) (MA15+) Samuel L Jackson, Toni Collette. 11.30 ScreenPLAY. (M) 12am Ink Master. (M)

6pm MOVIE Open Season: Scared Silly. (2015) (PG) 7.45 MOVIE Shark Tale. (2004) (G) Will Smith. 9.35 MOVIE Zoolander. (2001) (M) Ben Stiller. 11.20 WWE Smackdown. (MA15+)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 The Good Life. 7.40 MOVIE The Green Berets. (1968) (PG) John Wayne, Jim Hutton, David Janssen. 10.35 MOVIE Cape Fear. (1962) (M) Gregory Peck.

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 10.30 MOVIE The Numbers Station. (2013) (MA15+) John Cusack, Malin Akerman, Liam Cunningham.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Aloha. (2015) (PG) 10.35 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. (M) 11.35 James Corden. (C)

7.05pm Ben And Holly. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Live At The Apollo. (M) 9.15 Comedy Next Gen. (M) 10.15 Fleabag. 10.45 Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure.

6.30pm Mighty Ships. 7.30 Crash Investigation Unit. (PG) 8.00 Swimming. Aust C’ships. Day 4. 9.00 Escape To The Country. 11.00 Escape To The Continent.

6pm Football. AFL. Women’s. Round 5. Adelaide v Carlton. 8.15 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 9.15 MOVIE Face/Off. (1997) (MA15+) John Travolta. 12.05am Blokesworld. (PG)

7pm MOVIE Jack The Giant Slayer. (2013) (PG) 9.20 MOVIE Conan The Barbarian. (2011) (MA15+) Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang. 11.30 Balls Of Steel Australia. (MA15+)

7pm MOVIE The Italian Job. (1969) (PG) Michael Caine, Noël Coward. 9.10 MOVIE Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. (1981) (MA15+) Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells. 11.00 Cold Case. (M)

6pm Football: Just For Kicks. 6.40 Soccer. A-League. Round 22. Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 9.00 CSI: Miami. (MA15+) 10.00 CSI: NY. (M)

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

7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. 8.45 Dara Ó Briain: Craic Dealer. 9.40 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)

6.55pm MOVIE Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. (2012) (PG) 8.45 MOVIE White House Down. (2013) (M) Channing Tatum. 11.30 Hardcore Pawn. 12am Ink Master.

7pm MOVIE Galaxy Quest. (1999) (PG) Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver. 9.05 MOVIE The Green Hornet. (2011) (M) Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz. 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG)

7pm Midsomer Murders. (M) 9.10 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.10 Law & Order: SVU. (MA15+) 11.10 The Closer. (M)

6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 6.30 Scorpion. (PG) 7.30 NCIS: LA. (M) 8.30 The Life Of Mammals. (PG) 9.30 Building Invincible. 10.30 Rocky Mountain Railroad. (PG) 11.30 Countdown To Murder.

6pm Malcolm. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE The Spiderwick Chronicles. (2008) Freddie Highmore. 8.30 Akmal: The Life Of Akmal. (M) 10.00 To Be Advised. 11.00 Will & Grace. (PG)


7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Rosehaven. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 Fleabag. 9.55 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 Blue Murder. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt. (PG)

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 The Grand Tour. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Magnum Force. (1973) (MA15+) 11.30 Casino Confidential. 12.30am Ice Road Truckers.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Firewall. (2006) (M) Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen. 10.40 Big Bang. (PG) 11.40 Best Ink. (M)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 90th Annual Academy Awards. (PG) 11.00 Public Morals. (MA15+)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 10.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.30 Super Rugby Extra Time.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Mike & Molly. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 Supernatural. (MA15+) 10.30 Medium. (M) 11.30 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (M)


7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Extras. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 Plebs. 9.55 Idiotsitter. 10.15 Mychonny. 10.30 Red Dwarf. 11.00 The Office.

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)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Full Custom Garage. (PG) 9.30 Deadliest Roads. (M) 10.30 Ice Road Truckers. 11.30 Bar Hunters.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Science Of Stupid. (M) 8.30 MOVIE The Other Guys. (2010) (M) Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg. 10.40 MOVIE Haywire. (2011) (M)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.50 Major Crimes. (M) 11.50 New Tricks. (M)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. (PG) 7.30 48 Hours. 8.30 VF Confidential. (MA15+) 9.30 Countdown To Murder. 10.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 11.30 CSI: Miami. (MA15+)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Mike & Molly. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Star Trek. (2009) (M) Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana. 11.00 To Be Advised.


7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Black Books. 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) 10.10 Families Of Crime. (M) 11.10 Bargain Hunt. (PG)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.30 Family Guy. (M) 10.00 American Dad! (M) 10.30 Family Guy. 11.30 American Dad! 12am Ice Road Truckers.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Top Gear. 9.00 MOVIE Faster. (2010) (MA15+) Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace. 11.00 Street Outlaws. (M)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.40 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 9.40 To Be Advised. 10.50 Waking The Dead. (M)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. 7.30 Hawaii Five-O. (M) 8.30 Nature’s Great Events. (PG) 9.30 Alaska Aircrash Investigations. (PG) 10.30 Countdown To Murder.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Mike & Molly. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 100% Hotter. (PG) 9.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 10.30 Dating Naked. (M) 11.30 James Corden.



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

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 11.30 Bargain Hunt. (PG)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 World’s Most Amazing Videos. (M) 8.30 American Pickers. (PG) 9.30 American Restoration. (PG) 10.30 Graveyard Carz.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Robot Wars. (PG) 8.30 Survivor: Ghost Island. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE The Craft. (1996) (MA15+) Robin Tunney. 11.30 WWE Raw. (MA15+)

6.30pm Rugby League. NRL. Round 1. St George Illawarra Dragons v Brisbane Broncos. 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.40 The Wonderful World Of Puppies And Kittens. 8.40 The Commander.

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 Happy Days. (PG) 7.30 Rocky Mountain Railroad. (PG) 8.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Born To Raise Hell. (2010) (MA15+) 11.00 SEAL Team.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Mike & Molly. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 9.40 Sex And The City. (M) 10.20 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 11.30 James Corden. (M)


y a d e h t Seas

Dolphin Lunch Cruises

Sunset Cruises


with MWP’s man in the water

I’m sure we will all be glad to see some cleaner looking water on our beaches this weekend. The water after heavy rain isn’t the most inviting is it? After a week of southerlies and a few ridable waves late this week, the weekend outlook sees a smaller swell but not bad conditions. Go figure! Enjoy the clean water and, as we move into autumn (my fave season by far), let’s look forward to cooler days and some good clean swells.

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