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live in the heart of town. Encompassing over 26 hectares of landscaped parklands and bushland reserves, perfectly set around our stunning lake, Sunshine Cove has transformed the heart of Maroochydore. Transformed the very concept of inner city living. Taking it from busy and bustling thoroughfares to tranquil, parkland community. Imagine a park, but in the middle of a CBD. There are now several hundred families calling Sunshine Cove home. They too are now enjoying the parks and lake, bike and pathways and of course the ease of a true inner city, coastal lifestyle. From waterfront homesites ready to build on, to homes ready to move into, we will have something special to show you. Sound like the sort of place you’ve been looking for? Why not drop by and take a look around for yourself. And when you are ready to know more, you’ll find us by the lake too, at 17 Hidden Place, Maroochydore.

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ISSUE 494 April 6, 2018

Saboured Space is a local business based in Dicky Beach that creates handcrafted resin artworks with a beautiful, earthy aesthetic. Saboured Space will also take custom orders, so if you have your own design in mind, the team is happy to bring it to life for you. These resin artworks add a unique point of interest to any space and suit most homes. The artwork pictured is valued at $120 and we have one to give away. For more information visit the website or follow Saboured Space on Instagram @sabouredspace.




f you went along to the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest on Easter Saturday you may have sampled local cheeses, olives, sausages, wine and maybe even camel milk, along with thousands of festivalgoers. The huge crowds that turned out this year are proof the Sunshine Coast has entered a new era of food fascination that extends far beyond the pineapples and sugarcane of old. Agribusiness has been identified as one of the Sunshine Coast’s seven high-value industries and we are fast gaining a reputation for the quality of our produce, particularly in niche areas. This week, Jemma Pearson takes you on a mouthwatering food tour of our region – you may be surprised at the sophistication of the products coming out of the Sunshine Coast today. Also this week, Leigh Robshaw interviews Red Balloon founder Naomi Simson, who will visit the Coast in early June for the inaugural SHINE Business Women Conference. If you’ve seen her on Channel Ten’s Shark Tank, you’ll know she’s a no-nonsense motivator and she’s keen to inspire local business women to think big and multiply their wealth. Also this week, we have a quick chat with diet guru Annette Sym, go to the idyllic Greek island of Kefalonia for a yoga retreat and we bring you some beautiful Australian-made fashion available on the Coast. Enjoy!


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HEALTH & HOME Where do you live? In Buderim – my piece of paradise. First job? At Coles in 1970 in Hobart in the Christmas school holidays. Back then Coles was more like a department store than a supermarket.

Your greatest regret? I don’t like to regret as I feel that we experience both good and bad in life and it shapes us into who we are.

What are you currently working on? I have three projects on the go – an online mentoring program, taking steps to export my shakes into China and another secret project.

What achievement are you most proud of? I am very proud of the success of my cookbooks and how they have helped so many people to live healthier lives. A very proud moment was receiving my honorary senior fellow award from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Your family includes? My husband of 43 years, Bill, daughters Kellie, Rachel and Jenna, their gorgeous husbands and six grandchildren. First car? Bill and I bought a blue and white VW Kombi when we were living in Sweden and travelled all over Europe for three years. I loved that it was our home as well as our car. Favourite book? Anything by Danielle Steel. What are you reading now? Abducted by TR Ragan.

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Favourite song and why? Anything by Ed Sheeran.



Annette Sym is one of Australia’s favourite weight-loss mentors and the bestselling author of the Symply Too Good To Be True cookbook series. She has helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off through her low-fat cookbooks, breakfast shakes, online mentoring program, speaking events, workshops and her Symply Too Good To Be True website and Facebook page.

You are happiest when? I’m with my family. What frustrates you the most? Not being able to reach enough people with my deliciously healthy recipes – 65 per cent of Australians are overweight or obese and it’s my life passion to do more to address this issue.

How do you deal with your frustrations? I try not to take things personally and look for the good in whatever it is.

Best advice you’ve been given? To listen to my gut instinct and get out of my head. When in doubt I always listen to what my gut tells me.

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photo, but it motivated me to make some serious changes, which led me to lose 35 kilos in 20 months. I’ve now been in my healthy weight range for 25 years. It also led to writing my seven best-selling cookbooks.

What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast and why? I love going to Bulcock Beach on a Sunday with my friend Angi. The beach really grounds me. If you could change one thing on the Sunshine Coast, what would it be? I would love to see more flight destinations out of the airport to avoid the drive to Brisbane. Best day in your life and why? My wedding day. Bill is my hero, he is my world and I love him so much. Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point and why? This is easy – the day I saw the photo of me in a swimsuit at Mooloolaba Beach weighing 100 kilos. I cried a bucket of tears over that

If you could tell your 18-year-old self anything, what would it be? To stop eating the junk food and love myself in a different way, by being healthy and fit. If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be? My Nanna Parker and my dad, who have both passed away. The other person would be Oprah – she is amazing. If you won $1 million, how would you spend it? I would buy a motorhome with a jet ski. And of course, I would share the winnings with my family. Tea or coffee and how do you have it? Neither, I am a herbal tea girl all the way.

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The Sunshine Coast agribusiness industry is producing a huge array of beautiful produce and uniquely delicious products. So take the time to discover what’s on offer from our local farmers and producers. WORDS: Jemma Pearson.

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heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables. “Heirloom vegies have had a revival. People are rediscovering flavours.” She says local chefs and the public are calling for more. “The growers are experimenting. Sometimes the chefs will work closely with growers and ask them to grow a certain crop – there has been an overall push for people to

Petra Hughes have organic produce and they are steering away from GM stuff. They are moving back to the heirloom varieties because they are more nutritious.” She says while a lot of the broad-acre crops are disease resistant and easy to grow, heirloom varieties, which are trickier to produce, offer wonderful flavours. It’s an exciting time for those involved in agribusiness and those watching on. “There is always something new,” Ms Hughes says.

“Producers, chefs and growers are all looking to minimise waste and there has been a lot of collaboration.” To reduce waste a producer might look at how they can use their excess fruit and veg, and value add to their business. She cites the examples of mushroom grower Noosa Earth using spent coffee grounds, a commercial kitchen that is growing rosella and turning it into preserves, and a grower who is making bamboo preserves. “A lot of people are doing innovative things to get the most out of their crop.” She adds, “People are always looking for ideas. A lot of producers are experimenting with their own produce.” So, where can you discover for yourself what is going on? Farmers markets, such as Noosa and Kawana, are good places to start, says Ms Hughes. “Go to the Hinterland Harvest Market at Woombye. Road trip to Conondale for the Crystal Waters markets. “Just ask questions too. There is a lot grown in the region. We buy things in supermarkets because it’s accessible but approach things from a seasonal perspective – fresh fruit and veg is nutrient dense.” Get out there and chat with the producers at the farmers markets and look out for opportunities to visit farms – many producers have open days and offer tours where you can visit and ask questions. “Make an effort to support local,” Ms Hughes says. “They are our hard workers in our community and they are passionate and they deserve to be supported.”



eaches, beautiful landscapes, friendly locals – it’s what the Sunshine Coast is all about. But take a step back in time and you’ll find it wasn’t the waves and sand that first drew European settlers here in the mid 19th century. Timber getters and cattlemen turned their attention to the region’s hinterland and exploited the fertile earth, before farmers moved in to grow crops such as pineapples and sugar cane. Fast forward 150 years and we boast a vibrant agricultural industry, though many locals and tourists are unaware of it. When Petra Hughes started her website Local Harvest – The Sunshine Coast Food Directory about 12 years ago, she knew a thing or two about the region’s growers and producers, but she was frustrated that others didn’t – “there was lots going on in the region but no one knew about it”. While the thriving timber getting and sugar cane industries have been consigned to history, the region still produces a huge array of fruit and vegetables. Small-scale farms and niche growers dot the landscape, while our producers are creating innovative products many locals are just discovering. “The Sunshine Coast has really evolved,” Ms Hughes says, adding that while we don’t have the broad-acre crops of other regions, our growers are experimenting with niche produce and new products. She is excited to see garlic is now being grown in the region while other growers are experimenting with


When its wine time head to Montville’s Flame Hill Vineyard. At the cellar door you can sample the various drops – including sauvignon blanc, fiano, verdelho, pinot gris, tempranillo, shiraz and merlot – before you buy. For a paddock-to-plate experience book in to the restaurant, or stay even longer – there is accommodation on the property.


At Conondale’s Baranbali Farm you can meet Murray grey cattle, Wessex saddleback pigs, sheep and poultry that graze happily on the 80 acres of organically certified land. This means the farm’s ethically produced meat comes from happy, well-cared-for animals. The farm is open on Friday afternoons or by appointment. myweeklypreview.com.au

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Maleny Dairies runs regular 90-minute tours for anyone wanting to learn about dairy farm life in a gorgeous part of the Coast. You’ll meet the cows and bottle feed the calves before taste-testing the products. Bring a picnic – as you’re welcome to stay after the tour and relax while watching the kids run around.



Free on a Thursday morning? Want to take your love of coffee to the next level? Then take part in the Bush to Cup experience at Montville Coffee. In this 45-minute class you’ll learn about all coffee, take part on a coffee-cupping ceremony and chat to a roasting and brewing specialist.

The Johnson family produces olive oil from their own olive trees under the name of Obi Obi Essentials. You can visit the family and the farm to stock up on olive oil and green tea and meet the farms’ alpacas, which keep the weeds down and produce wool, which you can also buy.

• Based in Kandanga, Ugly Duck Preserves uses Australian-grown seasonal produce to create its delicious preserves. • Order your box of local organic produce from Good Harvest Organic Farm. The owners offer a subscription service where you can sign up for a weekly or fortnightly farm box – then they grow the produce, pick it, and deliver it to your door. • For raw honey you can’t go past Beerwah’s Hum Honey. The farm’s bees free-range and are never touched by chemicals, pesticides or antibiotics. • Landsborough-based Happy Snacks uses organic, Australian-grown beans and chick peas and then roasts and packs them, sending them on their way. • Noosa Earth is an innovative urban farm that uses spent coffee grounds and straw to grow chemical-free oyster mushrooms in used shipping containers. • Woombye’s Sunshine Coast Cider uses freshly pressed apple juice from the Granite Belt and ferments it to create a crisp cider. • Less than 10 years old, COYO is a Yandinabased business that exports its beautiful coconut yoghurt and ice-cream products around the world.





Hanging around Yandina? Head to Nutworks, which is just across the road from the Ginger Factory. Nutworks processes nuts and confectionary for its global market, but on a visit to the factory you can check out the processing, chocolate panning and roasting, and pick up some chocolate and nut products.


Want a dairy of a different kind? Then check out QCamel, which supplies camel milk products from its farm west of Caloundra. QCamel offers a farm gate experience where you can meet the camels, which all have their owner quirky personalities, and learn about the dairy, which has the beautiful Glass House Mountains as its backdrop.

It’s almost strawberry picking season (the local season runs from about June to November) so head along to one of the Sunshine Coast’s strawberry farms to pick your own. Palmview’s Strawberry Fields and Bli Bli’s McMartin’s Farms will be open soon.




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GET THE KIDS’ CREATIVITY FIRED UP IN CALOUNDRA A program of exciting, free, hands-on activities encouraging children to explore ideas around self and identity will be on offer in The Artroom at Caloundra Regional Gallery these school holidays. ‘Me, Myselfie and I’ invites young visitors to explore representation of the self and consider different ways of creating their own portraits in a series of different activities. Families can visit the gallery at any time between 10am and 1pm, today and on April 10 to 13 to try the activities. For details on all of the programs and workshops held at the gallery, visit gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

GO WILD AT THE BODY ART FESTIVAL Go to the place where the wild things are and immerse yourself in this year’s Australian Body Art Festival theme. The 2018 event will be held on April 7 and 8 at Mill Place in Cooroy and offers live entertainment and market stalls, while you can watch some of the best artists in the country create stunning artworks for the body painting, face painting, special effects and wearable art categories. For more information, visit australianbodyart.com.au.



The Sunshine Coast Solar Farm is on track to reach the milestone of $1 million in savings. The farm has surpassed targets in its first year, offsetting more than 100 per cent of Sunshine Coast Council’s total electricity consumption. The electricity output from the 15-megawatt farm – the first to be built by a local government in Australia – has been steadily increasing since it was commissioned in July last year with recent monthly figures significantly exceeding forecasts. Mayor Mark Jamieson says the electricity generation from the farm during January allowed council to offset 129 per cent of its total power consumption.



Back by popular demand, Sunshine Coast Council will be hosting another free Park the Bark seminar presented by well-known animal behaviourist Dr Cam Day at the Kureelpa Hall on April 19 at 6.30pm. The first two Park the Bark seminars in Kawana and Landsborough booked out quickly, so Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay encourages dog owners to make sure they book. There are only 100 positions available at the seminar, contact 5475 7272 to book your place.

Aussie comedians and contestants from I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! Fiona O’Loughlin and Peter Rowsthorn (pictured) are set to get the laughter rising and the funds pouring in as the two headline acts at the 2018 Giggle Ball. Fresh from the African jungle, the duo will be headlining the event on April 21 at Novotel Twin Waters, with all funds raised on the night going towards Bloomhill Cancer Care. Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson will be the MC. The night will include canapes, drinks on arrival, a three-course dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks as well as an amazing line-up of comedic talent and music from local performers. Tickets are $220 from bloomhill.com.au/online-shop.


BRIDGING THE GAP IN MOOLOOLABA’S BIKEWAY Mooloolaba is a step closer to a new $5.15 million pedestrian and bicycle bridge after Sunshine Coast Council unveiled the design. This cycleway bridge is jointly funded by the council and the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants program, with the State Government contributing $2.57 million towards the project. The five-metre-wide bridge will be an entry statement into Mooloolaba, spanning Mayes Canal and connecting the two complete stages of the region’s flagship separated bikeway and adjacent coastal pathways. Construction is scheduled to start in the coming weeks and is due to be completed before December 2018.

STORY DOGS MAKE AN IMPACT Some year two students at Mountain Creek State School have started to practise their reading with a special visitor – Bear the Story Dog – thanks to Friends of Maroochydore Library. Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay says Bear and his handler Lori (pictured) have been sponsored by the Friends of Maroochydore Library for the 2018 school year through the Story Dogs organisation. The program allows selected children to read to an accredited dog and its handler to engage and inspire an enjoyment for reading and gaining knowledge. The Story Dogs program relies on volunteers who donate their time to visit schools and other organisations who cover the costs through dog sponsorships, fundraising and donations. For more information, visit storydogs.org.au.

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$10,000 LOCAL GYMNASTS SHINE Gymnasts from Sunshine Coast clubs are celebrating wins at the 2018 South-east Queensland Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) Senior Regional Championships held in Brisbane last week. Maroochy Beach Gymnastics’ Harrison Williams won the Level 8, Under 14 category and Sunshine Coast Gymnastics Academy’s Brayden Martin took first place in the Level 9, Under 17. At the 2018 Aerobic Gymnastics Queensland Cup, which took place in on the same weekend, Showtime Aerobic Gymnastics athletes Roxie O’Brien came third in the National Development division, Darcy Lawton won the Level 10 senior division and Daisy Miles won the Level 9 division.

Two dog owners have been ordered to pay almost $10,000 in fines following prosecutions by Sunshine Coast Council. The first case involved two dogs attacking a small dog. The magistrate observed the injured animal suffered considerable trauma and imposed a fine of $1200 and ordered the owner to also pay $192.30 in court costs and $500 in professional costs. The second case involved a dog attack on another dog, a person and another animal. A conviction was recorded and the dog owner was found guilty of five charges, resulting in a $6000 fine and an order to pay $288.45 in court costs and $1750 in professional costs.

100,000 HOURS PROJECT COMES ALIVE Sunshine Coast businesses will be able to spend more time hiring staff and helping customers and less time dealing with back-office paperwork thanks to a Queensland Governmentbacked initiative. Known as the 100,000 Hours project, the initiative has been spearheaded by Noosa Heads-based financial technology company Promis and already has six businesses participating. Promis co-founder Cameron Lawrence says the aim of the project is to save 1000 Sunshine Coast businesses an average of 2.5 weeks each over the next 12 months, through using Promis’ automated invoicing and payments management tool. myweeklypreview.com.au

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WALK ON One local couple is taking a step in the right direction for their boys. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

Jess Slatter with her son Lincoln



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akiwatanga. It is a Maori word only recently introduced to the New Zealand natives’ dictionary this year and translates to ‘in his/her own time’. It is a beautiful way to describe autism, and a fitting team name for a Mountain Creek couple who are lacing up their shoes to join more than 200 people to walk 25 kilometres from Coolum to Mooloolaba for the inaugural STEPS Autism Treehouse’s Trek for Autism. Cory and Jess Slatter have four sons, two of whom are on the autism spectrum. Lincoln, 10, has Asperger syndrome and is highly intelligent but struggles in social situations while his younger brother Sebb, six, has autism and ADHD and is “angry and aggressive” says Ms Slatter. “They are very different, and their struggles are very different, but they still get up every day and face their challenges. They go to school even though they struggle and there are often tears, but they still go. If they can get up and do that every day, we can put on some sneakers and fundraise,” she says. Ms Slatter says Lincoln was diagnosed two years ago and at the time, she felt like “a deer in the headlights. I was an emotional mum and I was wondering where the hell I would go and what I would do when I met [STEPS Autism Treehouse co-ordinator] Claire Gilmour through Facebook. I have since done multiple workshops through STEPS and connected with their online forums so I feel part of a community of other parents who are going through similar things,” she says. “My eldest Jack (12) and youngest Quin (three) are neurotypical, but I saw Lincoln and Sebb were very different in the way they managed their emotions and the way they expressed themselves.” Ms Slatter says their family is constantly learning to help her sons navigate their

challenges, which is made easier with the support and services offered through STEPS Autism Treehouse. “This is why I’m walking. They have been there for me every step of the way,” she says. The Slatters have gathered a team of eight walkers, named the Takiwatanga YaYa’s in honour of her friendship circle’s tradition of having get-togethers called ‘yayas’. They have eclipsed their initial fundraising pledge of $500 and are now hoping to more than triple that amount. Ms Gilmour says Autism Treehouse merged with STEPS Group Australia in October last year, enabling them to coordinate their efforts to help local families. “This merge enables STEPS Autism Treehouse to provide more life skills programs, educational workshops and social events for children and young people living with autism, as well as working with families to support and guide them through the NDIS planning for their family members,” she says. “I experienced first-hand how hard it is to navigate the world of therapies and deciphering information, all the while going through the grief of realising the challenges your child will face as they go through life. “If STEPS Autism Treehouse can relieve some of the pressure by giving families an information hub that might make the process a little less daunting, then that’s what matters to us.” The Trek for Autism is on April 8 starting at 9am from Coolum and finishing at 4pm in Mooloolaba.

To find out more about how you can volunteer, participate or donate, visit stepsautismtreehouse.org.au. To donate to the Slatter’s team, visit mycause.com.au and search for Takiwatanga YaYa’s.


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Your money questions answered

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Do you have any ideas about ways to prepare for the end of financial to maybe help improve our financial position and get us set for the year to come? (A&N 4573)

SAFE AND SOUND If you have been lax with the security on your mobile phone, it might be time to look at installing something like Keeply. This is a must-have app for storing your private moments and other sensitive data that you don’t want others to see. It secures your personal photos, passwords, credit cards, notes and videos via four-digit code. All the information within the app is encrypted with the latest iOS 7 encryption when your phone is locked with a passcode and your information is never being stored in a cloud or a server, so it stays on your phone and is never exposed to the internet. The phone will take a photo of anyone who tries unsuccessfully to access your data and in an emergency, placing your phone face down prompts the app to automatically close.

If the idea of strapping on a GoPro seems cumbersome to you, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The FITT360 is a 360-degree camcorder that you can wear around your neck and is due for release in October this year. The product is one of the first from a Samsung spin-off called LinkFlow and was made as part of Samsung’s C-Lab, the company’s creative labs program. The FITT360 boasts ‘true first person view’ with three individual cameras located on the band you wear around your neck. Vision captured from these cameras can then be seamlessly joined for full-screen vision that will pair perfectly with VR devices, or you can live stream your recordings in real time. The product boasts 90 minutes of battery life, and is heat and shock proof as well as water resistant to the elements.

Keeply is free to download through the Apple Store or Google Play with optional in-app purchases.

FITT360 is available on kickstarter.com with pledges starting from $US396 (about $490) getting buyers a FITT360 device, pouch and charging cable with estimated delivery in October.

LATEST PODCASTS Following the release of their first book Homer’s Odyssey this year, Brendan Dando and Mitch Grinter’s Four Finger Discount podcast has received a surge in listeners. The Australian duo started the podcast, which is the home for all things Simpsons, in early 2015 and now have thousands of regular listeners. Episodes revolve around the guys dissecting some of the best-known (and also the lesser-known) Simpsons episodes and with more than two decades’ worth of seasons, there is no shortage of fodder. You can listen to the Four Finger Discount podcast at fourfingerdiscount.com.au.

Usually as we approach the end of financial year (EOFY) we begin thinking seriously about tax effective spending and investing, extra concessional contributions to superannuation and financial spring cleaning. It’s often the only time of year that we know how much we’re able to afford in terms of extra super contributions. EOFY is also a great reminder to take a step back and check how you’re going in terms of savings, debt, investments and more. But how do we best take advantage of this valuable urge to get our financial affairs in order? The best way to start is to be fully across your financial position in the lead-up to EOFY. This helps you avoid financial shocks and helps you make informed decisions. Don’t be afraid to ask yourself questions. How much super have you contributed this financial year? How much are you allowed to contribute? How much cash do you have? What expenses are coming up and what can you pre-pay? What are your debt levels? It’s wise to avoid getting too close to the end of financial year and realising you could put some extra super away before June 30, only to discover it’s too late as you wanted it done through salary sacrifice and you may only have one pay period left to do it, or you’ve missed your super fund’s end of year cut-off time for contributions to be made. What’s even worse is when you get to the end of June and realise you should have stopped salary sacrifice a month or two earlier because you’ve exceeded your contributions

cap and now have to pay extra tax. This is the time of year to begin a regular financial health check regimen. If you’ve got a savings, investment, superannuation or repayment plan for instance, then it’s a good idea to write down at least once a year a summary of your overall financial position. Even better, do it monthly. How much do you have in the bank? How much do you owe on your credit card? How much has your mortgage been paid down? What are your investments worth? How are you tracking compared to last month or last year etc.? Writing down and keeping the results means you can constantly track your performance, identify when your strategy is not working and ensure you are always on the way to your desired goal. EOFY is the perfect time to kick-start such a discipline as each year, at the same time, you will be reminded to re-visit your financial health check. It’s also important to seek financial advice in the lead up to EOFY. Your financial adviser will be aware of the latest regulations and policies, especially around the topics of super contributions caps and tax rules, and can discuss any upcoming changes, which often apply from 1 July. There is a lot that can be done leading up to the end of the financial year that can improve your position, especially if you have first developed an understanding of what your position is and how you want that to change. Don’t be afraid to seek advice from your financial adviser and to ask the right questions from the right person.


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5 MAKEUP TIPS FOR THE OVER 60S 1. Apply blush to the upper part of your cheekbones rather than on the apples of your cheeks – it helps give your face more of a lift. Bourjois Le Duo Blush (pictured) is a blush duo with two complementary shades, $20 from Priceline. 2. Use nude shades of eyeshadow on the lids and under the arch of the brow and a darker tone in the crease. 3. Use creamy lipsticks in bright or saturated colours rather than nude shades. Choose a hydrating lipstick and steer clear of matte lipsticks, which can be very drying. 4. Bypass black eyeliner – go for browns in a soft pencil. 5. Avoid cakey foundations and powders, which accentuate lines. Opt for a dewy, tinted moisturiser or a foundation.

Rebecca Gibney has joined a list of celebrities going makeup free on magazine covers with her Who Most Beautiful People 2018 cover. The 53-year-old is ageing gracefully and says she’s proud of her lines and wrinkles. She takes care of her skin with Olay products and keeps a few must-haves in her makeup bag:

1. Tweezerman ProCurl Eyelash Curler, $43.95 from pharmacies and department stores. 2. Chantecaille Lip Chic Lipstick in Patience, a nude rose shade, $55 from Mecca Maxima. 3. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, $6.95 from pharmacies. 4. Chantecaille Loose Powder in Light, $95 from Mecca Maxima. 5. L’Occitane hand cream, $14 from L’Occitane at Sunshine Plaza.





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Perms, shags and long straight stands are set to be big this year, but we’re loving this beautiful short style. The long layered pixie, as worn here by Ruby Rose, allows plenty of length on the top so you can still pull it into a tiny ponytail, but it’s cut very short at the back. While it needs daily styling, it’s a versatile cut that suits most face shapes and looks great in a gorgeous chocolate shade like Ruby’s.

GOLDEN BROWN: AUTUMN’S NEW NAIL SHADE We love the new beautiful shimmery brown and nail polish shades coming out for autumn. It’s not as girly as pink or as classic as red, but the right shade of brown is a bit different and it suits any age group. Here are two to try:

Mavala Nail Colour in Zanzibar, $8.50 from pharmacies. Sienna Byron Bay Nail Lacquer in Chocolate Brown with Frost Shimmer, $25 from Flannerys and Kunara.

The rise in mental health issues has been linked to heart disease, infertility and allergies, associated with an emerging Gene disorder affecting 40% of Australians. Is your family at risk? We all know someone on antidepressants of some kind, it’s almost accepted as normal to suffer mood disorders, depression, panic attacks and anxiety, or sleep disorders. For some is may be as extreme as behaviour such as paranoia, OCD, perfectionism, lack of motivation, controlling tendencies, addictions, or alcoholism. For others, the same gene issue may cause sudden heart attack, infertility or food and chemical sensitivities for you or your family. We must ask the question, why is this happening? These symptoms are becoming more prevalent with each generation, seeing a rise in children with behavioural and learning difficulties, and devastatingly, the increase in youth suicide, and self-harm ritualistic behaviour. One possible cause may be that these are symptoms of a gene disorder, on the rise in Australia, affecting up to 40% of people, which may lead to a serious risk of developing severe depression, or psychiatric disorders.

Suicide is the leading cause of death between ages 15-29 in Australia. We need to start asking the question, why is this happening? Those with a gene mutation will have trouble producing brain chemicals and hormones sufficiently, also various other body system functions will be malfunctioning. Food intolerances are one symptom that this condition can cause, with many more, so often behaviour can be worse after certain foods. The gene mutation can be managed well, with a rapid response time, drastically improving quality of life and happiness, reducing risk of genetic heart conditions, and fertility issues, though most people go undiagnosed. Two types of mutations can cause opposing sets of symptoms, so a diagnosis is crucial. Treating the condition allows us to repair the body, balance hormones, improve detoxification, reduce environmental reactions, and improve sensitivities, reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Visit www.advancedwellness.com.au and take a simple quiz online to identify if you may be at risk. The right diagnosis and investigation into your health is the key to finding happiness and balance in your life for you and your family. Phone the Advanced Wellness & Behavioural Centre on 1800 MYWELLNESS (1800 699 355) for a free half hour consultation to further discuss your health concerns.

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WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? Red Balloon founder and Shark Tank entrepreneur Naomi Simson is heading to the Coast to share her wisdom with local business people at the inaugural SHINE conference. My Weekly Preview caught up with her ahead of the event. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.



aomi Simson wants women in business to start thinking bigger. The entrepreneur launched Red Balloon in 2001 with $25,000 and a second-hand computer and has turned it into an award-winning business that turns over more than $25 million a year. Many Australians will have seen her share her business smarts on Channel Ten’s Shark Tank, and she’s keen to inspire Sunshine Coast women to reach higher when she visits in June as a keynote speaker at the inaugural SHINE conference. She is part of a stellar line-up of speakers who will share their stories, tips and tools for extraordinary business success. “I’m curious to understand why women don’t grow businesses that are bigger,” Ms Simson says. “Why is this so? That is a challenge I have. It appears to me at the point they get to some success, they feel they can’t control everything.” She encourages women (and men) who lack confidence to read her book Ready to Soar, which is written for those who have an idea they want to turn into a business. “The journey of entrepreneurship is not for everybody,” she says. “I always argue if you’re not prepared to read a book or do some investment or enquiry to start the business, then really it’s irresponsible. I’m coming up to two decades since I started Red Balloon. That’s a very long time. Your business may be your life’s work, so you may as well invest in it.” As regular Shark Tank viewers will know, not every business idea is a good one and Ms Simson says one of the biggest mistakes people make in embarking on a new business is being unrealistic. “This notion of entrepreneur as celebrity, which evolved over the last 10 or so years with Silicon Valley rags to riches stories, is unrealistic,” she says. “Most businesses are on struggle street, most are hand to mouth, going from one customer to the next. I’m not perpetuating doom and gloom, I’m just being a realist. When someone pitches me an idea and says this is going to be the next Facebook, I say the first thing you need to do is take a deep breath and give yourself a reality check. I’m not trying to rain on people’s parades, but you need a level of humility. “The challenge with many business owners or

Naomi Simson (right) and with the rest of the Shark Tank entrepreneurs (above)

entrepreneurs is they get so in love with their own business or so in love with the problem they’re solving, it’s out of context with the rest of the world. Their family and friends are often saying ‘wow, that’s an amazing idea, you should go for it’. But you need to have a tough conversation. How many customers have this problem, where do these customers hang out? “People make the mistake of thinking everybody’s going to want what they’re selling. They think if they build it, they will come. Sometimes people spend a fortune on their website or products and they have no customers. There is so much more to user experience and customer testing, it’s a sophisticated science. There’s so much information online and so much information that’s free. You have to do the research and be curious and interested.” Ms Simson prefers not to equate business success with gender and instead points to personality traits that can be a help or a hindrance in business. She says being overly

emotional can interfere with business success. “The challenge with emotion is you have no control over it,” she says. “If there’s one thing I encourage audiences to do, it’s breathe. When you feel your heart beginning to race, when you feel your voice rising and getting a bit squeaky, just breathe and look away. “I do think that happens more for women than men. From the time little boys are raised, they’re taught not to show their emotions, whereas for girls it’s ‘there, there dear, never mind, I’ll kiss it better’. “The way we raise our children is disgraceful – the pink aisle and the blue aisle – that gender stereotyping becomes ingrained and that can meld into the workplace. “It’s about having strategies. I’ve been upset in the workplace over things and I hate it. We’re all people and we feel things passionately, but don’t lose your arguments through emotion. People won’t hear what you’re saying, they’ll only see the emotion.”

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What is art? Sunshine Coast lawyer Kyle Kimball has been pondering that very question.

While Sami Muirhead has many talents, cooking isn’t one of them. She needs help!


s a child we would all be so excited when Mum would make her ‘Chocolate Tutta’ for our birthday cake or for a special event in our family. It was a dessert considered pretty fancy in the ’70s because you used Greek Savoiardi biscuits, which were hard to source in an era of meat and three veg. Mum’s masterpiece had three layers of chocolate mousse and cream between the lady finger sponge biscuits, all covered in a bucket load of whipped cream with a crumbled Flake chocolate on top. Pretty much a diabetic attack waiting to happen. I Googled my Mum’s recipe and could find no trace of this groundbreaking dessert we were raised on. There were similar recipes on the web but their cooks have wisely added coffee and alcohol to make more of a tiramisu dessert. I have been given some homework by my lovely life coach (yes, it is a thing and yes, she is worth every single cent) to find two dishes to cook for my children. This task came after I confessed I had never made a birthday cake for my kids. I outsource. Or Mum makes them. The shame. There seems to be a disconnect between me and food. Let me point out there is no disconnect with eating. Just with the cooking side of things. Some of my friends spend weeks rolling mountains of marzipan to make perfect

dinosaur heads or mermaids swanning on seabeds encrusted with edible pearls and seaweed. I look at these fellow school mums as if they are on the cusp of finding the cure to a horrible disease, such is the mystique to me of cooking. I can speak in front of 500 people and can navigate my way around just about any city, but I cannot cook. I can make pasta necklaces with my kids for hours on end and I am a bandit when it comes to watching PAW Patrol marathons. I can talk fluent Power Rangers and I know the difference between the Marvel Universe and the DC Empire. But I want my kids to beg me to cook them their favourite dish. So my humble quest to find my masterpiece is underway. One of my best friends reckons her homemade chicken coconut schnitzel has her kids applauding. Another friend swears by her beef stroganoff. I am not sure. I am not Martha or Nigella. I flicked through the Sunday lift-out cooking section of the paper hoping for some inspiration to find a meal I could make. Instead I was slapped with celebrity chef Matt Moran’s idea of a “relaxed and no-fuss meal to share with the family” that is arrogantly titled ‘couscous paella with clams and mussels’. So my quest continues. At this rate I may be serving up fish fingers and jelly. If you have a sure-fire recipe that will become a family heirloom please send it my way.

Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator. For more from Sami you can hear her on Mix FM.


eo Tolstoy once said, “Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” People have long sought to identify what it is that separates us from being ‘mere’ animals. As though there is something better in living the illusion that we are different from the world in which we are an inseparable part. Leaving aside the question of whether such separation is in any way a good thing, the need to express ourselves in a form or medium outside the usual does seem a particularly human trait. That modern technology provides myriad ways for humanity to communicate does not seem to have lessened the proliferation of art in all its forms. Of course, that worn cliche about ‘not knowing art but knowing what I like’ often comes up in discussions about art. The term is often used in a self-effacing manner to hide ignorance. Sometimes it is used equally to ridicule intellectual snobbery. The very question of what is, or is not, art is a question as old as time itself. Are cave paintings in Arnhem Land art? Were they intended to communicate some tale? Or are they merely idle doodles? Are they any less art than Michelangelo’s David (or Duchamp’s Fountain, if you really want to consider an extreme example)? What of a child’s finger-painting in kindergarten?

This all begs the question as to whether a creation requires intent (does it require anything) to be ‘art’, or is the word just a very poor appellation for another one of those peculiar things we do as humans that are unique to our species? We all have, in varying degrees, an innate need to share ourselves with others. We are as much defined by those others, and their experiences of us, as we are by our own thoughts. The need to communicate is essential to life itself.

“There are things which simply cannot be expressed in words” But one only has to observe a young child’s tantrum to realise that there are things – emotions, experiences – which simply cannot be expressed in words. Despite its variety and complexity, humanity has a limited vocabulary. And while we use language as a powerful tool, as our ubiquitous method of communication it plainly falls very short for our expression. In a universe with infinite inimitable experiences, is it not to be expected that those emotions and experiences find some altogether more effective means of being shared?

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any people, as they get a bit older, find their current home is no longer ideal for their changing circumstances. This often means downsizing to a less expensive home in order to free up some capital to improve their cash flow in retirement, or it could just mean relocating to be closer to family, the beach, or even the golf course. It can also be just as simple as looking to the future and seeking a lower-maintenance home. Whatever the reason for moving, the Federal Government has created an opportunity for homeowners over the age of 65 to make a one-off non-concessional (after-tax) contribution to superannuation after July 1. Eligibility for this so-called downsizer contribution opportunity is

determined by a number of factors. This includes, but is not limited to, the following requirements: • You are 65 years old or over at the time you make a downsizer contribution (there is no maximum age limit). • The amount you are contributing is from the proceeds of selling your home where the contract of sale was exchanged on or after July 1, 2018. • Your home was owned by you or your spouse for 10 years or more prior to sale. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can contribute up to $300,000 for each member of a couple to your

“You should discuss the opportunity with an appropriately licensed financial adviser ” superannuation fund. The amount is limited to the proceeds of the property sale. This contribution will not count towards your contribution caps, so even investors with very large superannuation balances will be in a position to take advantage of this opportunity. The downsizer contribution, however, will count towards the zero-tax

$1.6 million transfer balance cap, with anything over that amount incurring a 15 per cent tax on any earnings. Before deciding to sell your house and putting the proceeds into the superannuation fund, however, there are a number of serious considerations which you will have to take into account. These include the impact it will have on any Centrelink entitlements you receive, whether superannuation is the best investment vehicle for your circumstances, and how this is going to affect your estate planning. There are also the obvious consequences of the stress and cost associated with listing the family home for sale, packing up and moving out. My recommendation is that you should discuss the opportunity with an appropriately licensed financial adviser before talking to a real estate agent. Your adviser will be able to run through the pros and cons of taking this major step and ensure you are in a more informed position before making the decision to list your home for sale. Justin Scattini is an authorised representative (no 427053) of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. He can be contacted on 5430 4444. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances; you should determine its suitability to you. Before acquiring a financial product you should consider the relevant product disclosure statement. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

LOCAL FISHING FLEET WELCOMES NEW PLAN Owners of the Sunshine Coast’s commercial fishing fleet are celebrating after the passing of the Federal Government’s marine parks management plan. The plan will increase the size of protected marine parks by 200,000 square kilometres and expand the area open to commercial and recreational fishers. Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace says, “Commercial fishing on the Sunshine Coast generates $42.5 million in direct sales every year, with more than $30 million in exports. We have the largest commercial fishing fleet on the east coast here in Mooloolaba. This industry is central to our community’s economic success and the passing into law of this plan is great news for all Sunshine Coasters. The environmental outcomes will be world class, with more than 36 per cent of Australian waters being protected as marine parks.” The new plan protects more natural conservation features and decreases the area available to mining exploration, while opening 17 per cent more of the total area of marine parks to sustainable commercial fishing. The plan also dramatically increases the area available to recreational fishers, opening up 97 per cent of Commonwealth waters that are within 100 kilometres of the shoreline.

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l e v a r t The Sassia Monastery ruins

The unspoilt island of Kefalonia

THE GOOD LIFE IN GREECE Forget beaches crowded by sunburnt Europeans – this Greek Island is the perfect place to find tranquillity and calm. WORDS: Jemma Crew, AAP.


s I set up my mat between ancient trees that poke through the circular wooden yoga deck my lungs are grateful for the fresh mountain, forest and sea air. I perform sun salutations while birds chirp in the treetops above, and waves end their journey with a soft crash on the shore below. I’m watched solemnly by one of around a dozen adopted cats that roam F Zeen resort on Kefalonia, an island in the Ionian Sea. Hidden on an hillside, in the shadow of Mount Ainos, nestled into sloping forest that rolls down onto Lourdas seafront, this

adult-only wellness retreat enjoys the best of Kefalonia’s bewitching landscapes. Kefalonia is the largest of the cluster of Ionian Islands dotted along the west coast of the Greek mainland, and one of the least densely populated. It is incredibly lush, with Mount Ainos – the dramatic backdrop that towers above F Zeen – classified as the only national park on a Greek island. An earthquake in 1953 caused widespread damage to the island, leaving 90 per cent of its buildings in pieces and causing many islanders to flee. The Kefalonia that was rebuilt from the rubble is equal parts charm and tradition, and relatively unspoilt

compared to more developed Greek islands popular with Europe’s younger crowd. F Zeen was a term in ancient Greek used to sum up “the good life”, and the resort does everything it can to promote an ethos where, as Hippocrates said, “everything in excess is opposed to nature”. Open for its first full season in 2016, it’s truly a family affair, with mother, father, sons and daughter all involved in the day-to-day running. Matriarch Suzanne Koumoudos, who with her Greek husband Dennis owns a sprawling collection of luxury Kefalonian villas, tells me that food has always been a huge family passion, and that when they went on holiday, they were always looking for a hotel with a gym, so they could indulge. And so the idea for F Zeen was born, set in eight hectares of cypress, eucalyptus and pine trees, which has been in the family for hundreds of years. With pared-back yet luxurious natureinspired rooms, three freshwater pools, a spa, daily group gym and yoga classes, it’s an inspiring place to slow down and reconnect. Yoga teacher Anastasia Koumoudos gently guides groups through a series of rejuvenating and relaxing poses, but guests can use the equipment whenever they like. For the more adventurous, aerial yoga sessions can be arranged. A split-level outdoor gym – with cardio machines, free weights, personal training sessions and a sublime sea view – is also available. Steps away from the retreat at F Zeen’s onthe-beach activity hub, guests can take out paddleboards and kayaks, and borrow bikes

and maps of local hikes for no extra cost. The spa uses organic seaweed from the Irish Sea, sourced by the family-run company Voya. A small team of therapists use handharvested leaves in treatments, including baths, massages, masks and wraps for their antioxidant and anti-ageing properties. My city-polluted skin is treated to a detoxifying anti-ageing restorative facial, which I enjoy, notwithstanding the pungent marine aroma which assails my nostrils as strips of slimy seaweed are slathered on to my neck and chest. For sun-scorched skin, I opt for a heady mix of lavender, aloe vera and avocado oil, which calms and nourishes. F Zeen now boasts two restaurants that offer healthy Greek dishes with a modern twist, using recipes passed down by the Koumoudos family’s grandmother. Many of the herbs used in dishes and the impressive range of teas are grown on site, and vegetarian and vegan menus are guided by the seasons. Breakfast can be enjoyed at Gaia restaurant, where dining tables overlooking the Ionian Sea are decorated with stray petals from a shocking pink ceiling of bougainvillea, through which shards of sunlight stream, while the new Selini restaurant is open all day. Kefalonia is famed for its honey, and a trip to the nearby Dias Apiary – a 20-minute drive from the retreat – proves to be delightful. If bees aren’t your thing, a plethora of other activities are on offer. The ruins of the Sissia Monastery are just over a 30-minute walk away. The monastery, which was destroyed in the earthquake, is believed to have been founded by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.

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DRIVING IN TESLA’S HANDS IN THE HUNTER Letting go of the wheel as this self-driven beauty curves around vineyards takes some getting used to. WORDS: Simone Ziaziaris, AAP.


’ve been driving down the curvy roads of the NSW Hunter Valley for more than an hour but still haven’t found the courage to let go of the wheel. I am, after all, driving the quickest four-door sedan ever built. In 2.7 seconds this car goes from zero to 100 kilometres an hour, so my fear is justified. With just a flick of a lever I could be using Tesla’s enhanced autopilot, the closest thing to automatic driving that’s legally possible. I hesitantly gravitate towards the lever and before I know it, the power has drifted

from my hands. I let my palms hover as if at any moment I might need to take control again. The hands-free motion doesn’t last long. After just a moment I spot a car driving at a distance. I immediately put my hands on the wheel and brake gently to snap the car out of its trance. Ten seconds – that’ll do me. The car is capable of matching speed to traffic conditions, keeping in a lane, changing lanes without driver input, exiting a freeway when the destination is near, self parking and being summoned to and from a garage. Some

of these features have been rolled out, but the company’s target of complete self-driving is still subject to a series of regulatory approvals. I swap driving with my partner and pull the navigation system up on the screen. Little flags are scattered along the map from South Australia up the east coast. They show the various Tesla destination chargers where drivers can stop and recharge. More and more chargers are popping up around Australia and among the increasing number of destinations are 13 Crowne Plaza hotels. The Crowne Plaza is the first hotel network to install Tesla destination chargers at all of their properties across Australasia. The hotel chain’s spa treatments, pools and saunas and abundance of food and wine make it difficult to drive by. It doesn’t take much to convince me. By the time my driving partner parks, I already have my shoes off ready to hit the spa. The writer travelled to the Hunter Valley as a guest of Crowne Plaza.


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Todd Widdicombe has discovered a new brew, and it makes him proud to be Australian.


he year was 1954. Bill Haley and the Comets ruled the airwaves, Ian Fleming released his paperback Bond adventure Live and Let Die, actor John Travolta was born in New Jersey (46 years before he made the world’s worst movie Battlefield Earth) and on January 9, in a daring feat recognised by the Guinness World Records, a young bloke named Robert J Hawke sculled two-and-a-half pints of beer in 11 seconds. Thirty years later the world’s fastest beer drinker would become Australia’s 23rd Prime Minister.

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Now traditionally we don’t have a lot of time for pollies. Liking a politician in Straya is rarer than an untampered ball in Dave Warner’s kit, but for whatever reason most Aussies have a real fondness for Hawkey. Hawke went on to become our longestserving Labour PM and is today the oldest living former Prime Minister – later this year he will celebrate his 89th birthday. Legend. It’d be interesting to get Bob Hawke’s take on today’s political shenanigans and the recent blow-up with sandpapergate – of course the only difference between Aussie cricketer Cameron Bancroft and Barnaby Joyce is that Cameron Bancroft keeps it in his pants. Even today, whether he’s sculling a beer at the cricket with a bunch of punters or dining with the world’s biggest names, he’s a larrikin, a legend, a true Aussie icon who the people can’t get enough of. So it’s fitting that he’s now got a cracking beer named in his honour. Hawke’s Lager. Hawke’s Brewing Co is the yarn of three mates who had a dream to build a Strayan beer company, based on the values of the great Robert J Hawke. Last year that dream became a reality and Hawke’s Lager was born. There are three key principles behind Hawke’s – brewing great quality beer,

supporting the land that grows its all-Aussie ingredients (with every drop of Hawke’s they pour they donate cash to Landcare) and a promise that the generous and communitycentric values of Bob Hawke are upheld. I don’t know if it’s simply because with every sip you’re basking in the glory of the great Bob, but this is easily one of the greatest lagers I’ve ever quaffed. It has a subtle citrus aroma, with a mild bitterness and a crisp, dry finish. I highly recommend if you’re a fan of Bob and beer and Straya, invest ya hard-earned in a sixer – you’ll be stoked with the return. At any rate, Hawke’s Lager sounds better than Turnbull’s Lager, right? Maybe Turnbull’s Bitter? Can’t blame him. Or better still, Malcolm’s Pinot Gris. Either way it’s cheers to an Aussie legend and a ripping beer to boot. Any boss who sacks anyone for drinking Hawke’s Lager at lunch is a bum.

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Champagne, fascinators and great company. What more could you ask for at the races? The Rosé at the Races Race Day for the Sunshine Coast French Festival is on this Sunday and promises to be a great day of French-inspired fun, proudly supported by My Weekly Preview. Todd and Sami from 92.7 Mix FM will keep guests entertained throughout the day and tickets include race track entry, a three-course luncheon, four-hour beverage package, free double-entry pass to the Sunshine Coast French Festival, action right on the race track in the champagne garden and prizes for best-dressed male and female to be judged by MWP’s own Danielle Bussa. Rosé at the Races is on April 8 from 11am to 5pm at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club. Tickets are $135 from stickytickets.com.au/64685.


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WHAT’S ON FRIDAY, APRIL 6 Totally Charlie, Caloundra RSL, 11am Brian Carlon, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Poker, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Sarah Woods, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Rob Longstaff, Solbar, 6pm Matty Boi, Brightwater Tavern, 6.30pm Mark Moroney , Parklands Tavern, 6.30pm Chris Ramsay, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 6.30pm Michelle Brown, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Dave and Caroline, Maroochy Surf Club, 7.30pm Covergirl, Noosa RSL, 8pm Karma, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 8pm King Parrot, Solbar, 8pm Lisa Hunt & Forever Soul, Caloundra RSL, 9pm DJ, Caloundra RSL, 10pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 7 If you can’t travel to Las Vegas, then let Vegas come to you with this sensational high-energy musical extravaganza. A Night in Vegas is where the Rat Pack meets the crooners and swooners and with a song list that includes Viva Las Vegas, My Way, Moondance, Me and My Shadow, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Sway, Fly Me to the Moon, Mack the Knife, New York, New York, That’s Life and many more, this is a show of pure entertainment. Featuring the breathtaking voices of Rick Romeo and friends, audiences will be taken on a journey through the life, music and behind-the-scenes stories of some of the greatest entertainers of our time including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Sammy Davis jnr, Elvis Presley, Barry Manilow, Bing Crosby, Tom Jones, Bobby Darin, Wayne Newton, Michael Bublé, Robbie Williams and more. With amazing harmonies, charm and slick sophistication, these guys have the dinner suits, the attitude and the banter to match. A Night in Vegas is on April 11 at 11am at The Events Centre Caloundra. Tickets are $19 and include morning tea from 10am. Tickets are available at theeventscentre.com.au.




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A band of keen readers has come together at Parklands Tavern to start the Third Thursdays Book Club. This new group caters for women who are keen readers and like discussing books and the next meeting will be on April 19 at 2pm at the Parklands Tavern. At the inaugural meeting, members chose the books that they will read for the next few months. For April, they will be reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. In May, they will read the new Tim Winton novel, The Shepherd’s Hut. If you would like to join this new group, please contact Tamarind Book Club convener Mary Barber on 0404 266 665.

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With Mercury still retrograde until Sunday April 15, steer clear of negative thinkers! Make sure the people around you are a powerful influence in positive ways. (Plus double-check all paperwork and financial matters.)

Love is in the air as Venus, Mars and Neptune rev up your romantic nature. You commence a fresh chapter involving home, family or finances. Which could include renovating, relocating or welcoming a new member to the family.

The sun and Pluto clash on Wednesday. So resist the urge to be a frustrated control freak with others. Then (courtesy of Saturday’s super Jupiter/Pluto connection) you’ll be given the opportunity to lead and/or impress those around you.





On Wednesday be careful you don’t upset a child, teenager or friend by making an insensitive comment. Saturday’s auspicious Jupiter/Pluto aspect encourages you to transform your life by broadening your horizons … physically, mentally and spiritually.

Mars, Saturn and Pluto are all amplifying your drive and ambition. But these powerful planets also rev up your ruthless side, which can alienate you from others. So try to balance steely determination at work with a deft diplomatic touch at home.

With Mercury still reversing through your internet zone (until April 15) be careful what you post on social media. On the weekend, Jupiter and Pluto help you to prioritise your current commitments and plan your long-term goals for the future.

Wednesday and Thursday nights are wonderful for a candlelit dinner when Venus, Mars and Neptune ratchet up the romance. Many Pisceans will burn the midnight oil, as inspiration strikes. Your involvement with a group has others looking to you for a plan.


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1. French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi designed which statue? 2. Which influential school of design was founded in Weimar, Germany, in 1919 by the architect Walter Gropius (pictured)? 3. Who founded the Persian Empire under the Achaemenid dynasty: Darius the Great, Xerxes the Great or Cyrus the Great? 4. What is 80 in Roman numerals?

5. The word ‘muscle’ comes from the latin musculus meaning what? 6. What type of dog was Scooby Doo? 7. What do the annual Deadly awards celebrate? 8. The SS Admella is a shipwreck off the coast of which state or territory? 9. Which inert gas is typically found within the glass tubes of fluorescent lamps? 10. Where in Australia is the Lamington National Park?



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LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23) Being a bossy lion – or a demanding diva - will lead to a myriad of frustrations mid-week. In order for your personal and professional relationships to blossom, you need to give other people plenty of space and room to shine.



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Group projects and joint ventures are favoured as you spark ideas off each other and pool your talents to create something special. Jupiter and Pluto increase optimism and help you reform a rickety relationship that’s been experiencing problems.

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Mercury continues reversing through your peer group and goal-setting zone. So friendships will be tested and dreams delayed. If you’re smart, you’ll learn to practice the gentle art of patience (which doesn’t come easily to gung-ho Geminis).

QUIZ ANSWERS: 1. The Statue of Liberty 2. Bauhaus 3. Cyrus the Great 4. LXXX 5. Little mouse 6. Great Dane 7. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement in music, sport, entertainment and community 8. South Australia 9. Argon 10. Queensland.



With Venus (your patron planet) vamping through your sign (and an energy boost from Mars) you’ve got the power this week! Charm and confidence will take you places. Venus also makes a fantastic connection with Neptune.




Mid-week looks rather stressful, as something irritates you and tests your patience. So avoid the temptation to play power games. Venus and Neptune encourage you to communicate in a diplomatic and compassionate fashion.

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Remit leather ankle boot $297, Footprints on the Beach New Iskia Design pieces are arriving this week at Indaco Rose. Beautiful Australian designs include an array of semi-precious stones. To celebrate the store's first birthday, every in-store purchase will go into the draw to win a gift every week during the month of April. Iskia Design Patricia earring $34.95, Indaco Rose

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ith more than 50 single and double storey designs across three distinct collections, discover a lifestyle tailored for South-East Queensland from the luxury leader in Queensland living. Plantation Homes is dedicated to honesty, transparency, delivery and support, ensuring that it builds homes that excel every day. Plantation Homes’ floorplans include features that last, all backed by the company’s industry-leading 50-year structural guarantee+. Immerse yourself in the authentic lifestyle offered across the Breeze and Plantation collections at the Harmony display village, tailored to make the most of the white sands and lush greenery of the Sunshine Coast, whether you are moving into your first or forever home. From the Plantation Collection, the Panama redefines what’s possible in a single storey home, providing an abundance of features and zones that allow you to live the life you want to live. Stepping through the defined grand entry, you are within a space inspired to greet guests with high ceilings and

spacious hallway. Sitting just off the entry is a home theatre thoughtfully placed to keep movies, music and games away from the rest of the household. Moving to the heart of the home, you are presented with an open-plan design with living, dining and alfresco spaces anchored by a gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, grand island bench and luxury Smeg appliances. Simply open the large stacker sliding doors to the undercover outdoor area to make the most of Queensland living year round. The rest areas are well protected for uninterrupted privacy. A sleeping wing is tucked to the front of the home consisting of three generous secondary bedrooms, all with built-in robes, alongside the family bathroom and convenient powder room. For parents, the large retreat awaits – this is accessed via a private hallway, concealing it from the living spaces. Featuring a large dressing room, separate built-in robe, ensuite with freestanding bath, dual vanities and separate toilet, this is a space for ultimate relaxation. + Exclusions apply. Visit plantationhomes.com.au for more information.



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oast Life Homes has established itself as one of the Sunshine Coast’s most respected builders and has been voted the Sunshine Coast’s favourite builder in 2016 and 2017. The success of Coast Life Homes has been as a result of having the best people in key positions from sales and administration to site management, with each team member carrying out their role to the highest standards. Wherever you are building in the South-east Queensland, Coast Life Homes will be there with you every step of the process. To experience the Coast Life Homes difference for yourself visit the new display homes at Harmony and Aura or go to coastlifehomes.com.au.

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Cabarita 231 (231m²)



CRAFTED BY Coast Life Homes 1300 307 004 FEATURES • Open-plan family home. • Master suite with large ensuite and walk-in robe. • Livable Housing Australia silver level certified. • NDIS compatible. • Large timber deck with inground concrete pool. • Large entertainers kitchen with generous walk-in pantry.

DESIGN Avoca 278 (278m²) CRAFTED BY Coast Life Homes 1300 307 004 FEATURES • Modern contemporary design. • Entertainer-style kitchen with functional design. • Master suite with large ensuite and walk-in robe. • Family-friendly alfresco area linking living area and pool with decking consisting of low-maintenance composite European materials. • Liveable Housing Australia silver level compliant.



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THE COAST IS MARCHING TO A NEW RHYTHM The Sunshine Coast housing market is changing and evolving rapidly, and a landmark residential development project in the heart of the revitalised Maroochydore CBD is leading the charge.


ith the recent completion of the $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital, commencement of construction of the $430 million Maroochydore CBD and the awarding of the contract to construct the new $225 million international runway at the Sunshine Coast Airport, it’s no surprise that land values in the region have risen by approximately 10 per cent since 2016. The opportunities this positive property market provides have not gone unnoticed by three local entrepreneurs who have joined forces to capitalise on the expected ongoing growth by delivering a landmark project in the heart of Maroochydore. Chris Wright of the recently launched Sunshine Coast Capital, Gavin Wuiske of RCQ Construction and Matthew Stanley of Maroochydore Urban Renewal will use their

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combined finance, construction and development knowledge to bring The Rhythm on Beach residential development to life. Mr Wright says with research from independent property valuation and advisory group Herron Todd White confirming the Sunshine Coast is in the midst of a rising unit market, investment opportunities abounded in the region. “Unit prices in Maroochydore have grown by more than 17 per cent in the past three years alone, and there are no signs to suggest this will slow down anytime soon,” he says. “We are confident unit values will continue to grow as the 53-hectare Maroochydore CBD is constructed, bringing with it more than 30,000 jobs by 2040 and injecting an estimated $4.4 billion into the local economy over the life of the project. “Having so many jobs based locally will

“We’ve made an effort to design a building that departs from resortstyle apartments and instead combines urban chic with earthy facade treatments and picturesque landscaping”

undoubtedly stimulate demand for housing close by, and properties within easy walking distance of Maroochydore’s stunning beaches, the CBD and Maroochy River are sure to be in residents’ sights over the both the short and long-term. It’s for this reason that Sunshine Coast Capital has elected to support The Rhythm on Beach, as we recognised the demand for this type of product within the market as well as the site’s potential as a lucrative investment.” While Mr Stanley has developed the 72-unit project, which will be built by local builder RCQ Construction, Sunshine Coast Capital – a specialised property investment group – intends to raise $7.5 million through its investors to fund a portion of the project. It’s a model that is relatively new to the Sunshine Coast, but one that has proved successful in the Gold Coast and other metropolitan areas. myweeklypreview.com.au

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AT A GLANCE The Rhythm on Beach What: 72-unit, eight-level property development Where: 20 Beach Road, Maroochydore Location: Situated within walking distance of the Maroochydore CBD and beach, Ocean Street, Sunshine Plaza and the Maroochy River Key features: • Generous-sized two and threebedroom units • Bosch appliances • Underground carpark • Lift • Bar and cafe on ground floor • Japanese-inspired revitalisation zone with pool • Shared barbecue area with native landscaping Price: Units are currently selling off the plan from $489,900 Contact: www.therhythm.com.au or 1800 841 947


“More than 200 jobs will be created throughout the construction period, with a focus on employing locals”

RCQ Construction general manager Gavin Wuiske, developer of The Rhythm on Beach Matthew Stanley, and Sharon Renardson, Lawrie Robson, Chris Bennett and Chris Wright from Sunshine Coast Capital “Essentially, this model presents a win-win for all parties involved, as the developer is provided with additional capital and sophisticated investors benefit from impressive returns of up to 27 per cent as a result of the combined buying power,” Mr Wright says. Sharon Renardson, Sunshine Coast Capital’s investment manager and its myweeklypreview.com.au

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authorised representative on behalf of Guardian Securities Ltd, says, “Investing as part of a group can often prove significantly more profitable than doing so independently, and we invite sophisticated investors with assets of at least $2.5 million and an income of over $250,000 per annum to join us and reap the financial benefits

posed by this exciting project. With interest in Sunshine Coast Capital not just limited to Sunshine Coast investors, our level of confidence in The Rhythm on Beach is so strong that each of our directors has personally invested funds into the project.” Mr Stanley says the development has already secured 41 presales to-date, with individual units priced around $500,000. “This price point is currently very appealing for buyers, as many other projects in the area are selling for over $1 million, which tends to exclude entry-level buyers,” he says. “With Maroochydore set to become the thriving heart of the Sunshine Coast, we’ve made a concerted effort to design a building that departs from more traditional, resortstyle apartments and instead combines urban chic with earthy facade treatments and picturesque landscaping.” “While it’s always been my intention to

offer an affordable product, we certainly haven’t compromised in terms of quality, with high-end fixtures and finishes set to be incorporated throughout. Residents and visitors will also have access to a bar and cafe on the ground floor.” Mr Wuiske says he is thrilled to be involved with the urban renewal project, which will revitalise two existing properties on Beach Road. “Traditionally, residential developments of this size on the Sunshine Coast tend to be erected on greenfield sites, so it’s great to be constructing something brand new in a well-established street.” The project has the full support of former residents Marcia and Debbie Gill, who sold the blocks of land in 2015 option signed settled in 2018 and will move into The Rhythm on Beach on completion. Mr Wuiske says RCQ Construction is no stranger to constructing residential projects in the area, having shaped much of the Maroochydore skyline during its 30-plus years of operation. “We deliver around $100 million in construction projects annually,” he says. “We anticipate construction of this project will inject approximately $28 million (total development costs) into the local economy, with works expected to commence soon and run for 12 to 14 months. “More than 200 jobs will be created throughout the construction period, with a focus on employing local workers.” My Weekly Preview | April 6, 2018 45

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WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID CREATING A PROPERTY PRICE CEILING In today’s market, more and more agents are advocating no-price marketing. My Property Preview explains why. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


ow much is my property worth? It’s the first question every seller asks when they decide to part with their

putting a price on a property can prevent you in achieving above current market value. We are in such a buyer-saturated market currently with ‘emotional’ buyers regularly out there looking. As we all know when we purchase with emotion we tend to go above and beyond out limits of purchase.” Mr Thomson says a good agent will work hard to attract as many emotional buyers as possible, as those who are in the investor market will simply look at the bottom line and will move on if the numbers don’t work for them. “I believe it’s important to understand every property is different. Each property might suit a different campaign or price strategy,” he says. “But no-price marketing is ideal in a market like the one we are currently in when there is no certainty about the proposed sale price at the time of appraisal because of the high demand.” Harcourts Caloundra agent Luke Carter says, “If you’ve sold your property in a week, you’ve probably undersold it.

property. While your real estate agent will be able to give you a ball-park figure, a number of industry professionals recommend you keep it under wraps so you do not create a ‘price ceiling’, an invisible barrier which will cloud the judgement of potential buyers. Instead, they advocate for ‘no-price marketing’ and an auction campaign that will truly test your property in the market. North Shore Realty agent Ben Thomson says ‘no-price marketing’ is ideal for the current Sunshine Coast market, and there is no shortage of buyers and high demand for Coast property. “Sellers want the best price, and listing a price can limit the room for negotiation. It can also mean a price is perceived as too high, so the buyer won’t view the property,” Mr Thomson says. “In such a buoyant market like this,




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“If an agent comes out now and tells you they know what your house is worth, I’d be concerned. “You’ve got to have a strategy that’s not going to put a price into a buyer’s head, as you don’t know what someone is willing to pay. “It can be dangerous in a rising market for an agent to have an idea of what they think the house is worth, because it can sometimes put a ceiling price on what they can achieve.”

“You’ve got to have a strategy that’s not going to put a price into a buyer’s head, as you don’t know what someone is willing to pay” Mr Carter says auction has become a cheaper option now than it was 10 years ago, thanks to a drop in advertising prices in My Property Preview. “A good agent using the auction strategy should be able to make more

than the cost of the auction back through creating competitive bidding,” he says. McGrath Estate Agents’ Geoff Ohmsen says he uses auction as the best way to maximise the sale price of a property while also reducing the days properties spend on the market. “If you list a private sale, often you will end up with an okay price and longer days on market,” he says. “Until you have tested the market, you can’t know confidently that you’ve gotten the most that you can for your property.” Mr Ohmsen says agents need to “stop being the gatekeepers” when it came to a property’s value and focus more on attracting people to the open homes to boost the number of emotional buyers. “If large numbers of groups of people are coming through an open home, people who love the property will automatically see them as competition,” he says. “If they hear a buyer comment on how nice it is, they might decide they should have a crack at this property before someone else does. It’s about creating that competition and allowing buyers to fight it out in an open forum. “If you don’t mention a dollar figure, it comes down to the buyers on the day, who may place much more value on the property.”

FAMILY HOME IN AROONA This much-loved family home is in a quiet family-friendly cul-de-sac. Boasting a rainforest backdrop, it is just minutes from Talara primary and Pacific Lutheran College, parks, two shopping centres, tavern, beaches and amenities. Designed for casual everyday living, the open-plan kitchen and casual living/dining area is connected to a light-filled outdoor entertainment pavilion overlooking the resort-style pool and rear tropical gardens. Tiled throughout in neutral tones, this well-designed home set on a generous allotment features three vast open-plan living spaces, five well-appointed bedrooms and three bathrooms.

5 ROCHESTER RISE, AROONA 5 bed, 3 bath, 4 car Auction on site Saturday April 7 @ 2pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Stephen McMillan 0405 175 162

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AUCTION ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE – UNRIVALLED LOCATION – GOLDEN TRIANGLE ALEXANDRA H 25 Juan Street, Alexandra Headland This exceptional & sophisticated family abode in the Alexandra Headland Golden Triangle deserves your inspection. Commanding a desirable Northerly aspect and perfectly positioned to capture the very essence of the Sunshine Coast lifestyle. Clever and innovative in design, this architecturally designed residence blending functionality with high class finishes ticks all the boxes. Offering pure luxury living with an endless choice of entertaining zones inside and out. Relaxed leisure based living is the focus just minutes walk from Alexandra Headland’s beach, surf club, shops, and boutique dining options of Mooloolaba esplanade. For the opportunity to secure the ultimate coastal lifestyle in this blue chip beachside location - call Karen or Loren today!


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Architectural designer home Perfect Northerly aspect Resort style in-ground pool Multiple living zones Multiple entertaining decks One street back from Alexandra Headland beach Stroll to the Alex surf club, parks, cafes and restaurants • Minutes to Mooloolaba Esplanade


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Auction: Saturday 28th April at 11am Inspect: Saturday 7th April 12-12.30pm and Wednesday 11th April 5.30-6.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

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8 Santorini Court, Kawana Island An enviable lifestyle opportunity on prestigious Kawana Island. Captivating and luxurious, this perfectly positioned waterfront oasis with ocean access will surpass all expectations. Offering open plan living, high ceilings and a designer kitchen overlooking the stunning inground pool. Combining spectacular views with an unsurpassed island lifestyle, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

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Price: Interest from $1.7million Inspect: Saturday 7th April 11-11.30am Karen Jones 0405 122 526


38/34 Canberra Terrace, Caloundra Act now to avoid missing out on this incredible opportunity! 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. Owners say, “Sell it Now!”


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



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5 Rochester Rise, Aroona HURRY! Positions like this are tightly held! I urge you to inspect this much loved family home nestled in a quiet family friendly cul-de-sac. Tiled in neutral tones, this well designed single level home set on a generous 770m2 block features vast open plan living spaces designed for casual everyday living. The private backyard provides ample lawn for the kids to play overlooking the stunning resort pool.

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Auction: Saturday 7th April at 2pm Inspect: Thursday 5th April 5-5.30pm & Saturday 7th April 1.30-2pm Stephen McMillan 0405 175 162 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


8 Henning Court, Mountain Creek A statement of building excellence, this incredible residence offers Sunshine Coast living at its best with all the indulgent inclusions that a family could want. Offered for the first time by local national-award winning builder JCO Constructions. This home provides a faultless floor plan and is located in a prestigious pocket ‘The Inlet’ surrounded by canals and lifestyle homes. Inspection is a must!


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FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY Positioned in a sublime tree-lined avenue, this is arguably one of Buderim’s most exclusive addresses. The remarkable 1108-square metre landholding has magnificent 180-degree ocean views and an original home. Properties like this are tightly held and rarely presented for sale. The property boasts a prime escarpment position with never-to-be-built-out views. The original red brick home has good bones and nine-foot ceilings. The large lounge room with fireplace opens to the sunroom with views and there is an under-house drive-in storeroom plus carport. Add a level and be rewarded with incredible ocean vistas.

YAROOMBA BEACH HOUSE 15 FOOTE RIDGE, BUDERIM 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Auction Saturday April 7 @ 3.30pm McGrath Buderim 5450 8000 Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Damien Michael 0413 024124


This quirky beach house has loads of personality. The bright and breezy open plan allows lots of light and airflow, and there is potential to expand or add another storey to maximise the panoramic views. The freshly painted interior has a modern kitchen, polished timber floors, cosy living area, stylish bathroom and a master bedroom with new ensuite. The single garage offers lots of storage and a workshop. The home is privately situated on an 800-square metre landscaped block at the top of a secluded cul-de-sac off popular Neurum Road, only an eight-minute stroll to the surf.

3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Auction on site Saturday April 7 @ 10am North Shore Realty 5446 2500 Kerry Glover 0408 714 270


4 Carlisle Circuit, Mountain Creek A seamless blend of casual living and sophisticated design, this home is wrapped around a gorgeous central alfresco patio area, with beautiful timber features and a fan so you can kick back, relax or break-bread with your loved ones in style. All you need to add is that plunge pool to have the ultimate in low-fuss coastal living. This home is the perfect alternative to a Unit or Villa.




3 bedrooms plus study nook Air conditioning and fans throughout Sleek kitchen with stone bench High ceilings, stacker doors, louvre Mins to beach & University


Price: Offers from $490,000 Inspect: Contact Agent Kellie Rose 0428 464 485 Loren Whimhurst 0415 380 222


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Resort Style Living on Top of Buderim 19/3 Dubois Close, BUDERIM

This large 3 bedroom single level apartment will make an excellent lifestyle choice for those in need of space and privacy. • 2700 ceilings throughout with generous open plan living • Ideal permanent live-in or sound investment opportunity • Communal in ground pool with coastal views • Lock-up car garage & second exclusive use car park




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Dress Circle Location on Kawana Island 29 Cuba Court, KAWANA ISLAND Perfectly located only 1 house off the waters of Parrearra Canal is this architecturally designed 4 bedroom plus study, executive home sitting on a large 631m2 block. The indoor flows out to a lovely undercover outdoor area which adjoins the sparkling inground pool with good visibility from the kitchen. • Large master suite with three spacious bedrooms • Multiple living areas with open plan design and featuring abundant space and light • Media room or office with direct access to the outdoor living • Airconditioned plus timber shutters to all bedrooms

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• Good size garage with storage area • Side access for storage of boat or caravan • Beautiful large green park in the street, perfect for the kids. • Only a 5 minute drive to the University Hospital Medical precinct • Short walk to shops, chemist, café’s or public transport.





Inspect Saturday 7th April 11-11.30am Price $869,000 Internet ID www.platinumproperties.com.au Steve Kealey 0437 935 369

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MULTI AUCTION | THURSDAY 19TH APRIL Ramada Resort Marcoola | 6pm

Coolum 5446 2500 | Marcoola 5448 7444 www.northshorerealty.com.au

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BEACHFRONT BUYER FOR FAMILY AND LIFESTYLE • Positioned just steps from pristine surf beach, this home showcases an inviting curb side appeal, grand entrance and a versatile floor plan. • High ceilings, warm timber flooring all whilst offering plenty of space for the family to stretch out. • Flowing over 2 levels covering approximately 360sqm under roof and perfectly positioned on a 525sqm fenced beachfront allotment. Room for a pool. • Hostess kitchen features reconstituted stone bench tops, s/s appliances, gas cooktop & dishwasher • 4 generous size bedrooms each with built-in wardrobe and superb master suite • A home office area plus an additional media lounge room upstairs which could be utilised as an extension of the master suite • Located in the Boardwalk estate with beaches almost on your doorstep and easy walk to local shopping village • Sunshine Coast Airport, Maroochydore and Noosa are all within a 20 minute drive or less

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Keith Blanchard 0419 676 037 keith@northshorerealty.com.au North Shore Realty 936 David Low Way, Marcoola 5448 7444

7 Mariposa Court Bli Bli BLI BLI’S BEST BARGAIN

• Ideally positioned just a few minutes walk to the beach • Easy living home designed to maximise the sunny northern aspect • Multipurpose design featuring large open plan kitchen, main living area, media room and sitting room. • Huge outdoor entertaining area, rear yard with room for a pool • Ideal for the family seeking a relaxed beachside lifestyle

• Extremely neat and tidy 3 bedroom home • Elevated in quiet cul de sac location with a short walk to Bli Bli Primary School • Easy living with open plan tiled living and dining area • Great kitchen with storage, bench & cupboard space • Fantastic spacious timber deck for entertaining • Main bathroom with separate bath and shower plus his & her vanity.

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View Saturday 1:00pm - 1:45pm Auction In Rooms April 19th


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View Saturday 11:00am - 11:30am Auction In Rooms April 19th Keith Blanchard 0419 676 037 keith@northshorerealty.com.au myweeklypreview.com.au

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12 North Beach Place Mudjimba




52 Mudjimba Beach Road Mudjimba



• 100 steps to Mudjimba Beach along a private walkway • Indoor-outdoor living opening to pool, veranda & lawn • Modern kitchen s/s appliances and AEG dishwasher • Spacious main bedroom, ensuite with spa • Ducted air-con throughout • Heated 25m lap pool on north side of verandah • Four cars can comfortably fit within the gated area

• The perfect property for an enthusiastic new owner to make their own • Just 500m back from beach with north facing rear yard • Durable rendered block construction, corrugated roof & timber features • Northern sunroom, large entertaining area and a funky gazebo • Well positioned property in a sought after area

View Friday 5:00pm - 6:00pm & Saturday 1:00pm - 1:45pm Auction In Rooms April 19th Mark McDonald 0418 871 059 mark@northshorerealty.com.au

Coolum 5446 2500 | Marcoola 5448 7444 www.northshorerealty.com.au

Unit 4, 12 Eastern Court Mt Coolum VILLA WITH PRIVATE NATIONAL PARK OUTLOOK • Small complex of 4 stand alone homes • Pet friendly location. Walking distance to shops • Open plan air-conditioned living and dining area • Large covered timber entertaining area • Low Body Corp Fees - approximately $600 p/a

U16, 63 Marcoola Esp Marcoola






View Saturday 11:30am - 12:30pm Auction In Rooms April 19th Mark McDonald 0418 871 059 mark@northshorerealty.com.au




View Saturday 11:00am - 11:30am Auction In Rooms April 19th Ben Thomson 0447 057 651 ben@northshorerealty.com.au


PENTHOUSE WITH WHITE WATER VIEWS • Blue chip Beachfront Penthouse with very spacious living area • Private protected roof top deck with panoramic views and Spa bath • 70 barefoot steps to the white sand between your toes • Surf Club and Patrolled beach only a stones throw away • Leisurely flat stroll to cafes, restaurants, shops & markets • Secure lock up garage plus second car park myweeklypreview.com.au

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MARCOOLA AFFORDABILITY – 400M TO BEACH • Great value & opportunity for young family or investor • Walking distance to the beach, shops, parks • Open plan kitchen and living, dual covered outdoor entertaining • Spacious bedrooms with robes and Master with spa bath




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1/29 Mudjimba Beach Road Mudjimba




38 Coral Fern Drive Cooroibah



• 2 bedroom plus study duplex in Mudjimba Beach

• 20 minutes from Noosa main beach is this immaculate acreage property • Spacious home to suit a large family, multiple living areas and open plan kitchen • Master bedroom with an open plan ensuite with spa • Beautiful pool, wrap around timber decking • Large outdoor entertainment area facing north •2x water tanks and also a dam for extra water catchment

• Open plan living area with separate dining area • Own exclusive courtyard for entertaining friends • Low body corporate fees and pet friendly • 350 metres to picturesque Mudjimba Beach

View Saturday 1:00pm - 1:30pm Auction In Rooms April 19th Brad Reed 0419 788 625 brad@northshorerealty.com.au

Coolum 5446 2500 | Marcoola 5448 7444 www.northshorerealty.com.au




View Saturday 11:00am - 11.30am Auction In Rooms April 19th Brad Reed 0419 788 625 brad@northshorerealty.com.au

Coolum 5446 2500 | Marcoola 5448 7444 www.northshorerealty.com.au

349 Bradman Ave Maroochydore




RIVERSIDE POSITION - OPPORTUNITIES GALORE! • North-facing massive home an absolute water lover’s dream! Enormous river view deck • Huge living/dining areas up & down, granite & timber finishes and gigantic loft • Spacious master bedroom boasting well finished en-suite. Plus 2 other bathrooms • Currently profitable holiday returns or dual family • Desired “mixed housing” investment block 56 My Weekly Preview | April 6, 2018

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LIFESTYLE & LOCATION View Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th April 2:00-2:30pm Auction On-site Saturday 14th April @ 4pm Brad Reed 0419 788 625 brad@northshorerealty.com.au

• Well positioned home to catch the ocean breezes • 5 bedrooms, main with en-suite, built in robes • Family bathroom with bath and separate shower • Air conditioned living room with separate meals area • North facing rear entertaining area with child friendly yard • Quiet cul de sac location • Close to golf courses, public transport, school & shops

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Coolum 5446 2500 | Marcoola 5448 7444 www.northshorerealty.com.au

1/20 Beach Road Coolum Beach




16 Waterline Close Mount Coolum



• Polished concrete flooring in the kitchen and living area • High ceilings in the kitchen and living area, and master bedroom • Master bedroom features an ensuite and storage loft • All bedrooms feature double glazed floor to ceiling sliding doors • Chef friendly kitchen with gas and electrical appliances • North facing covered deck area

Jonathon Cameron 0426 82835 jonathon@northshorerealty.com.au

• Low maintenance family home offering privacy and seclusion in a highly sought after beachside enclave • Stylish and functional home with an open floorplan • Master bedroom downstairs & 2 bedrooms upstairs • Study with built in robes can transform to 4th bedroom • Sparkling inground pool with outdoor shower • This home provides ample space for the caravan or boat • Just 250m to the sand & local shopping & cafe precinct


1495 David Low Way Pt Arkwright

12 Arlington Court Mount Coolum

View Saturday 9:00am - 9:30am & 1:00 - 1:30pm For Sale Offers Over $650,000





View Saturday 11:00 – 11:30am For Sale $875,000 Walter Johnson 0488 989 363 walter@northshorerealty.com.au





• Nestled at the top of a secluded cul-de-sac on the side of majestic Mount Coolum, this home boasts contemporary living • Desirable NE aspect for ocean views & cooling breezes • Stunning, spacious interior with alternate living areas and soaring raked ceilings • Dazzling gourmet kitchen for the home chef & entertaining & decks galore for outdoor relaxation! • Idyllic sanctuary- so close to IGA shops-10min stroll to the beach!

• Captivating designer beach house with multiple living zones • Soaring ceilings & decks galore all overlooking sparkling pool – cabana + alfresco deck! • Two separate living areas, two bedrooms & bathrooms on both levels with kitchen, master suite in separate pavilion • Idyllic entertainer - only 300m to surfing beach - perfect weekender/Air BNB or tranquil living every day! • Vacant…call Kerry now to inspect...before it’s sold!!


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BEERWAH, 3 Litchie Street

The best value buy in Beerwah! Representing value in the heart of Booming Beerwah. Being situated in such a great location, less than a kilometre from town and the train station this house is ideal for first home buyers to renovate and put their own personal touch on or savvy investors. • 3 big bedrooms, 1 spacious bathroom and 1 car port • Large, light, bright, open plan living, dining and kitchen areas • Great covered outdoor entertaining area, perfect for entertaining • Large, flat backyard with plenty of room for the kids to play

• 15 minute drive to Caloundra beaches and just a 1 hour drive to Brisbane • Walking distance to the local park, public transport and local amenities • 800m2 block with potential for a duplex • Owners instructions are clear this must be sold on or before Auction day

MARCOOLA, 51/130 Mudjimba Esplanade

OPEN HOME: Saturday 7th April 10-10.30am VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au AUCTION: On Site Sat 21st April 12pm AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 Jordan Barden 0422 990 824





MOOLOOLABA 307/7 Venning Street

Beachside property without the beachside price tag!

Mantra - Mooloolaba magic!

Being sold fully furnished Unit 51/130 “Sand Dunes Resort” Mudjimba Esplanade, Marcoola presents luxury at a price you can afford, perfect for the down sizer or investors with high rental demand and holiday let return in this area. This property boasts 2 spacious bedrooms with built in robes, main with beautiful ensuite. Nice kitchen with stone bench tops and top of the range appliances. Light, bright, open plan living and dining areas all flowing out on to the outdoor entertaining balcony with knock-out views of the stunning crystal blue, lagoon style swimming pool.

This third-floor apartment overlooking the stunning outdoor pool, pristine lawns and gardens, with breathtaking ocean views - can be yours! This 57m2 fully furnished apartment consists of a separate studio bedroom, spa bathroom and kitchenette overlooking the living/dining area. The private balcony is perfectly positioned to take in the amazing ocean views and the ideal spot for an evening drink as the sun goes down. Apartment 307 is in the holiday letting pool providing an outstanding return on investment. The Mantra’s resort style facilities are simply world-class!

OPEN HOME: Open by Appointment VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au PRICE: $340,000 AGENT: Jordan Barden 0422 990 824





OPEN HOME: Saturday 7th April 11-11.30am & Wednesday 11th April 1-1.30om VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au AUCTION: On Site Sat 14th April 11am AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575





BUDERIM, 20 Peter Court

Families, Investors – great location & value! This well built & very practical home is tucked away at the end of a private cul-de-sac street in a lovely family neighbourhood, only 5 min to all the action. Positioned on a generous 715m2 level block with only one direct neighbour. Future gains assured with consistent interest from quality tenants. • 5min stroll to well regarded Immanual college, schools, & childcare • Close to all amenities, short drive to beach, Sunshine Plaza shopping • Plenty of room to add a pool and side parking for a trailer etc • Easy access to family friendly park, a massive safe playground for the kids

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Mooloolaba, 19 Toorumbee Drive

Owner insists this Mooloolaba home must be sold The owner insists this home must sell and the reserve price will ensure that it does. This neat Mooloolaba home offers 3 bedrooms one bathroom and a large open plan living dining and kitchen area. Designed for comfortable living with an all-weather covered outdoor entertaining area • Only 700m to Alexandra Headland beach incredible lifestyle location • Set amongst million dollar properties, the opportunity to value add is enormous • Large open plan living dining and kitchen area • Covered outdoor entertaining area for those weekend bbq’s with friends

• 508m2 land with a large backyard • Only 100m walk to award winning Mooloolaba State School • Low-cost electricity with the existing solar system • B Clear instructions and this will be 2018’s best Mooloolaba buy

OPEN HOME: Sat 31st March 11-11.30am VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au AUCTION: ON SITE Sat 7th April 11 - 11.30am AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758






MOOLOOLABA, 4/15 Woomba Place

Magical Water Views Exceptional Value This is the perfect opportunity to purchase Mooloolaba waterfront, this well presented 2 bedroom apartment is a close walk to Mooloolaba Esplanade and beachfront, offering canal front views, balcony looking over your in-ground swimming pool towards the waterfront. • Perfect opportunity for First Home Buyers or Investors • Spacious open plan living, kitchen & dining area overlooking canal • Two good sized bedrooms with built in robes • Close walk to Mooloolaba Esplanade and beachfront

OPEN HOME: Sat 7th April 10 - 10.30am VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au AUCTION: On Site Sat 14th April 12.00pm AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758





MOUNTAIN CREEK, 47 Great Keppel Crescent

As good as NEW - immaculate practical home A lovely contemporary house, featuring high grade finishes with absolutely nothing to do. Only a couple of years young, handy to everything in family friendly Brightwater, with no rear neighbours and minimal maintenance. • Ideal for First Home buyers, Professionals, Downsizers, Investors • Close to Canals, Several schools, TAFE, shopping centres, tavern • Extra high ceilings enhance the space, no stairs throughout • Double Garage with additional rear roller door, easy access to yard • Chefs Kitchen featuring butlers pantry & high quality cooking appliances


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

LARGE HORSE ACREAGE IN THE CENTRE OF PALMWOODS • 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Ample garaging and parking bays • Large open plan kitchen / dining / lounge rooms • Log fire place • Raked cathedral ceiling in lounge room, Study nook • Hardwood floors throughout entire house • Drinkable bore + rain water tank • 6 stables, 1 Tack room, Husbandry area

• 7 paddocks on the western side + reticulated water points • 8 paddocks on eastern side of the property + reticulated water points • Working property soil tested • 15m x 12m Besser shed with electricity + water + 3.2m access door • 13.19 hectares / 32.59 acres

Open for Inspection: Saturday 11-11.45am 4 BED | 2 BATH | 5 CAR | Pool | Media Address: 95 Jubilee Drive, PALMWOODS Price: $1,150,000

Paul Ciseau 0411 662 738 paul@barnbyrealestate.com.au


PRIVACY IN MT COOLUM Positioned at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this unique standalone home backs directly onto Mount Coolum National Park. Built well back from the road, the property enjoys complete peace and privacy. In a small complex of four standalone homes, this low-set dwelling will suit first-home buyers, downsizers and investors. This pet-friendly property has three bedrooms, and a single bathroom plus laundry with an additional shower. The open-plan living and dining area is air-conditioned and the large kitchen has stainless steel appliances. The large covered timber entertaining area has direct access to the national park and there is a single carport plus garden shed.

4/12 EASTERN COURT, MOUNT COOLUM 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Auction on site Thursday April 19 @ 6pm North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Ben Thomson 0447 057 651 Keith Blanchard 0419 676 037

7 Margaret St re et Pa lmwo o ds Qld 4555

78 Nothling Street, Moffat Beach This capঞvaঞng beach home has been lovingly renovated and extended to embrace its occupants with a fusion of indoor and outdoor living spaces, beauঞful ঞmber floors and first class finishes. • Beauঞfully renovated beach home • Two bedrooms plus study or third bedroom – low maintenance gardens • Only minutes walk to the lake & surf, walk to cafes, shops, transport & more • To be sold at Aucঞon

2 Auc on In Rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra Thursday, April 26 at 11am




Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

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360° VIEWS

MAROOCHY RIVER, 6 Mt. Coolum Close




Stunning Simplicity / Penthouse Luxury If views are non-negotiable, you simply must inspect and witness for yourself. Perched 132 metres above sea level on the highest point of Mount Coolum Close this extraordinary residence boasts 360 degree views. • Glorious sunrises over the ocean, watch cruise ships sail by • 3 years old, set into natural rock on 5000m2; 400m2 internal living • Generously sized penthouse style lounge room • Travertine Italian tiles throughout; wool carpet in bedrooms • Stone kitchen, Miele appliances, granite composite sink, LED lights • Panorama style green windows, 3m wide 10.5mm thick plus louvers

Price: $1,350,000 Inspect: Saturday 7th April 12.30 - 1.15pm Web ID: 19805795 www.outstandingagents.com.au Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Richard Krausz 0422 997 810 RE/MAX PROPERTY SALES


DULONG, Contact Agent for Address

A Slice Of Heaven 30 Beautiful Acres, Close to Flaxton, Montville and Mapleton. Rainforest covered creeks, lush green pastures amoungst rolling green hills. This rare idylic property has just been released to the market. Don’t hesitate! • Surrounded by grazing farms and set back from the road • 85% Cleared with highly productive pastures • Fully Fenced, all with water and shade, rich mountain soil • Part concrete drive to the front boundary, power close by • Ideal small farm, many possibilities to make your dreams come true • Views of rolling green hills, good home sites, see the video online


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35-37 Carwoola Crescent Mooloolaba 3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Cars

Presented to the market for the first time, this original family home provides future development potential. Enjoying a desirable NE aspect in one of the best locations the Sunshine Coast has to offer, it rests on a huge 1,456sqm parcel and boasts 36.2m river frontage with deep-water ocean access.

Auction Saturday 28 April 9am View Saturday 10am-10.30am Saturday 12pm-12.30pm Agent Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147


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DOWN BY THE RIVER Bondoola is one of Mooloolaba’s best residential-only buildings, and is located in a quiet part of the suburb. This beautifully presented east-facing three-bedroom unit has spacious open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas and a large master bedroom, all with amazing views right down the Mooloolah River. The oversized terrace is perfect for entertaining a large family or a great spot on which to just relax with a cool drink as you watch the boats as they wind their way along the beautifully wide and long stretch of water. With only 17 units, Bondoola is a superb place to call home.

UNIT 2 ‘BONDOOLA’, 82 RIVER ESPLANADE, MOOLOOLABA 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday April 7 @3pm First National Coastal 54440800 Jean Hamer 0419 034 500 Suzanne Annabel 0411 106 791

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EAST TOWER COMMENCING AUGUST 2018 Bright Place, Birtinya

1 Bed from $389,000 | 2 Bed from $479,000 3 Bed from $649,000 | 4 Bed from $899,000

Revive is Oceanside’s Waterfront Icon Boutique residences featuring expansive balconies, premium finishes and breathtaking water views. Stunning recreation area including BBQ facilities and infinity pool overlooking the water. Gourmet Bosch Appliances

Ducted & Zoned Climate Control

Imported Tiles & Wool Carpets

Spacious Contemporary Floor Plans

Stone Benchtops Throughout

Exclusive Designer Colour Schemes

Sheldon Busch 0418 743 848

Todd McKee

0418 737 197

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RENOVATED BEAUTY This impressive This imp mpre ress ssiv ive e fa fami family mily ly h home ome om e ha hass be been en meticulously meti me ticu culo lous usly ly rrenovated. enov en ovated Set on a generous parcel, it enjoys tranquil views over bushland reserve in a peaceful, sought-after location. Exquisite front gardens, indoor and outdoor living and entertaining areas, a fireplace, pool and timber flooring are just some of the features of this stunning home, which also boasts a spacious master retreat, a double garage with workshop and water tanks.

Feel at home

18 GUMTREE DRIVE, BUDERIM 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $925,000 McGrath Buderim 5450 8888 Stuart Thomas 0438 821 269 Jacob Mimnaw 0401 420 137

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

Feel at home with… Leanne King 0439 910 235 L

L Leanne was the National Relations Manager for Val M Morgan and attended annual movie conventions in Las Vegas rubbing shoulders with the stars! V S She believes in making the whole process of selling as enjoyable and p ssmooth as possible and likes to take the e w worry away from you by giving you the sstar treatment. Leanne totally knows tthat communication together with great ssales and negotiation skills WILL GET YOU THE STAR RESULT YOU DESERVE! Y


Considering offers from $585,000

Eastern End and surrounded by 3 Courtyards, North, South and Largest to the East, • Lots of light & airy being end unit with extra balcony on end • 2 massive North facing balconies with roll down blinds • Spa bath in ensuite and another bathtub in main bathroom • Lock up garage/storage directly underneath private entrance

3 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car


Inspect: Sat 1.00 – 1.45pm Leanne King 0439 910 235

Feel at home with…

Barry Hutchings offers a FULL VALET SERVICE when selling your property.

Barry Hutchings 0414 311 322 Barry lives in Beerwah with his wife and enjoys riding a Harley Davidson through the Glass House Mountain Hinterland and down to the amazing Sunshine Coast beaches taking in the spectacular scenery. Moving from NSW, Barry brings with him an old-world charm with a big city spark. His 27 years experience, plus his love of this beautiful area leaves no question that he will bring you a result you will want to write home about!

• 27 years of real estate experience • Specialising in the Glass House Mountains, Beerwah, Landsborough & Mooloolah Valley

Call Barry today

Barry Hutchings 0414 311 322

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

Barry Hutchings 0414 311 322

Neil Bourke 0417 721 602

Peter Grant 0479 176 422

Morag O’Malley Support

Kim Russell Projects

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SPACE, PRIVACY & VIEWS This immaculate home is just two minutes from the heart of Buderim. With beautiful hinterland views, the home offers a private outlook, high-quality finishes and appliances and an abundance of air-conditioned space. The resort-style pool has views across the tiered gardens, while the well-equipped kitchen has a pool outlook. Split across two levels, the home is perfect for growing families with teenagers looking for space. On the entry level there are two large bedrooms while upstairs, the master bedroom is the perfect retreat. There is also a study or fourth bedroom, double garage with storage area and three additional parking bays to the front of the home.

19 GLENMOUNT ROAD, BUDERIM 4 bed, 3 bath, 5 car $780,000 Harcourts Buderim 5445 2777 Michael Chapman 0422 010 000


17 GIBSON STREET • Solid low-set brick home with 3 separate living areas • Flat 615 sqm block with beautiful gardens • 5 zone ducted air-con & ceiling fans • Renovated kitchen with stone bench tops • Undercover outdoor entertaining area

View Saturday 10.30 - 11am Auction Saturday 14 April at 11am

Brenden Southey 0417 633 035 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257


5442 1888

Real Estate

Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE





STYLISH RESIDENCE, PANORAMIC VIEWS .. 6 ACRES • Peaceful, private hilltop haven with stunning outlook • Immaculately presented open plan refurbished home • Wide verandahs on 3 sides – diverse relaxation options • Modern Chefs kitchen and bathrooms, fireplace • Great location to build 2nd separate 90sq metre dwelling • Loads of character, serenity and WOW factor!

Price: Affordable and Fabulous Inspect: Saturday 12-12.40pm Contact: John Pyne on 0408 710 209 Kirk Patrick on 0439 395 599 Property ID: 572610

NAMBOUR: 8 FAIRMEADOW RD- First Home Buyers / Developers. Cottage situated in SAT 11 – 11.40 MID $300,000S the hub of Nambour. Med. Density Res. Option to s/divide (s/j council approv) WOOMBYE: 72 MCKENZIE RD- Elevated 2,130sqm block with 4brm, 2bathroom home. Offering many possibilities. PJ Burns home, well designed, 7m x 6m shed.

NAMBOUR: 32/70 NETHERTON ST- Townhouse (highset) 2brm, 1bath, living and wc downstairs. Courtyard, lock up car accomm. Onsite Management, Neat & Tidy

SAT 12 – 12.40 LOW $600,000S SAT 1 – 1.40 $265,000

WOOMBYE: U3.29A BLACKALL ST- Neat and tidy, 2brm, 1 bath unit, set off the road, SAT 1 – 1.40 $277,000 yet walk to all conveniences of town. Ideal 1st Home, Retiree, D/Sizing PALMWOODS: REFURBISHED HOME ON ½ ACRE WITH SUBDIVISION OPTION! 4brms, 3bath, 2car, Excellent scope to convert d/stairs to dual living. Call to inspect

IMAGE FLAT: PRIVATE HIDEAWAY ON 5 ACRES – Big shed, town water .. Many Options! 4brms, 2bath, 7car + wide verandas, peace and quiet.

LAND FOR SALE: LAST REMAINING BLOCK IN ESTABLISHED ESTATE. Views, cul de sac position, 738sqm. All services to the block – water, sewerage and power.


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


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evelopers of Palmview’s largest masterplanned community – Harmony, have been overrun with local demand, fielding direct enquiries every hour for the past three months – more than 8,000 since its launch in 2016. The consistent enquiry rates come as Harmony releases an additional 90 blocks of land to the market, ranging in size from 250 metres squared to 540 metres squared. AVID Property Group Queensland general manager Bruce Harper says the strong response to the development over the past few months resulted in the land lots being fast-tracked to meet demand. “Demand for property is surging in the

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region and as prices continue to rise, buyers are increasingly looking for affordable land options that they can customise to suit their lifestyle,” Mr Harper says. “This land release is our fifth release in just over 12 months and brings the number of blocks released since Christmas to 208. “Not only does Harmony provide buyers with a diverse range of options to choose from with more than seven different combinations of land sizes, but it also offers residents a community that they can truly feel part of. “We are committed to building a community rather than just another development, that’s why we’ve just kicked off a range of community activities for our residents including, yoga, fitness classes, and a children’s playgroup.” Positioned in the centre of the community and next to Queensland’s first grand linear park – which is set to open its first stage by mid-2018 – Prosperity is one of just eight neighbourhoods planned for the development. For more information on land now available at Harmony, visit harmonyliving. com.au or phone 1800 550 240.



What is the most difficult thing about your job? Being pre-judged, based on industry stigma. How have you seen the property market change in the past 12 months? My marketplace has been very busy for around three years, but the last 12 months has seen the price growth really kick up a gear.


What was your very first job? Cleaning a butcher shop after school. What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast? Alex Beach or anywhere I find a quiet creek and some shade. Tell us about your time in the industry. I have been an agent for seven years, starting in May 2011. I found my way into real estate after financially losing everything. I had been a buyer or seller 22 times and it just made sense. What was the first property you sold? 8 Kindal Court, Palmwoods. It sold in under three weeks after it had previously been on the market over 600 days.

How do you see it changing in the next 12 months? 2018 will continue as we have been, however, I imagine 2019 will be our mid-cycle plateau year. Your tip for buyers? Be educated, be willing to make fast decisions, and don’t make silly, uneducated offers in this market because you miss great opportunities.


Stop listening to the agents giving you ‘warm fuzzies’ on price. Choose the agent that understands marketing, then trust the process.


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6 bed | 3 bath | 3 car | pool

The residence graces a highly sought after setting on Westholme Circuit “Seaway Point”. A coastal lifestyle is on offer with this north facing canal home. • Seamless transition from entrance to waterfront outdoor living • Stylish and workable kitchen • Multiple living spaces for all family members to enjoy • Luxurious master with ensuite, walk-in robe and balcony

Inspect: Contact Agent for Inspection times Address: 44 Westholme Circuit, Pelican Waters


3 bed | 2 bath | 2 car Inspect: Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Address: Villa 101 “Vardon Point”, 34 Mahogany Drive, Pelican Waters Price: Offers over $500,000 ,000 00 0 Agent: Denise Ruhle 0413 956 153

A HOME FULL OF SOUL. Villa 101 offers the ultimate in a low maintenance lifestyle, focusing on enjoyable moments of quiet tranquil living with convenient access to the Pelican Waters Golf Course. • Three bedrooms, master ensuited plus a study • Solar, air-conditioning and Crim-safe security • New carpet & paint, extra ceiling storage accessed by ladder • Double spacious garage easily housing golf buggy

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4 bed | 2 bath | 2 car | Pool

This immaculately presented home at the top end of Pelican Waters has plenty to offer the discerning buyer. Located within easy walking distance to shops, tavern and school. • Main living area with a view to the garden overlooking the inground pool • Kitchen has had a complete renovation • Fully ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning • Fully covered alfresco area

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Riverfront Luxury - Only 3 Of 6 Residences Left MAROOCHYDORE 305 Bradman Avenue “MAROOCHY SHORES” is the latest boutique residential development located on the riverfront within a short distance of the cafes and restaurants of the Ocean Street precinct. These luxuriously appointed residences have large floorplans ranging in size from 136m2 up to a massive 193m2 ensuring there is plenty of space for family & guests. All apartments have large outdoor balconies and glass balustrades to maximise the stunning views on offer. Arrange your private viewing today. • Expansive Alfresco Terraces With Stunning Views • Fully Ducted Air-conditioning • Stone Benches, Superior Fixtures & Fittings Throughout • Lift Access To All Levels • Premium Kitchen Appliances, 2 Pac Cabinetry • Nearly Finished - Completion Due End of April 2018 Don’t delay - call me today to secure the lifestyle you deserve.

VIEW By Appointment FOR SALE Residence 1: $549,000 - 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Residence 4: $749,000 - 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Residence 6: $849,000 - PENTHOUSE 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

AGENT Russell Dell 0400 409 000

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Room For The Extended Family A 1980 built two storey home set on a large 600m² block of land in the heart of Bli Bli; the perfect residence for a large family. Featuring three bedrooms upstairs with a large open plan living area & a huge deck with views of Buderim and Rosemount. Downstairs includes another bedroom, two living areas, bathroom, laundry & a granny flat. There is a good balance of living both upstairs & downstairs to ensure that no one is stepping on anyone else’s toes. The property is a short walk from Bli Bli State School, shops, medical centre & Bli Bli Castle. INSPECT Saturday 11:00-11:45am FIRST NATIONAL LIFESTYLE 07 5450 1515 GAVIN FLATON 0414 826 687 WEB www.fnlifestyle.com.au

LUXURY BY THE BEACH Just 100 steps from Mudjimba Beach along a private walkway is this beautiful designer home, which boasts seamless indooroutdoor living areas flowing onto the verandah, and a stunning 25-metre lap pool. The stylish kitchen is the hub of the home while the spacious ensuited main bedroom has a spa and double vanities. On the upper level there are three more spacious bedrooms and a family-sized bathroom. The home also features ducted air-conditioning, a large lawn area for the kids plus a secure remote gate entry. There is plenty of storage with a separate store room in addition to the double garage. The home is in a leafy street with underground power and NBN.

www.buderimrealestate.com.au MOUNTAIN CREEK 11 Tarwhine Place

12 NORTH BEACH PLACE, MUDJIMBA 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Auction on site Thursday April 19 @ 6pm North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Mark McDonald 0418 871 059

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MOUNTAIN CREEK - EXCEPTIONAL IN BRIGHTWATER...MUST BE SOLD...SELLERS PURCHASED ELSEWHERE! This spacious family home is designed with lifestyle in mind. Easy maintenance home and gardens and perfectly positioned on the allotment to enjoy the best of the Sunshine Coast weather. Lots of extra features that are too numerous to mention here. DUAL LIVING OPTION AVAILABLE. The front area has been designed for future separate living with the plumbing and drainage in place for separate living if required. Sound proofing has been installed in the dividing wall. A personal inspection is the only way to fully appreciate this home. 74 My Weekly Preview | April 6, 2018

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• Side access for a van or boat 600 M2 Block • Spacious indoor and huge outdoor living areas • Ducted air conditioning with 4 zones • High 2700 mm ceilings throughout the home • Solar electricity is 5 KVA and Solar Hot Water • Living and entertainment open /north/east • Efficient LED lighting throughout

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Potential Plus This beachside beauty is screaming with potential. This perfectly maintained home on a large 591m2 corner block has limitless possibilities. It is 100% liveable as is with nothing needing to be done except to enjoy the laid back beachside lifestyle or rent it out for immediate returns in an area with great capital gain potential. However, if renovating/value adding is your intent, this home is perfectly positioned for side and back extensions with little fuss. DA approval for a duplex isn’t out of the question either as both corner blocks just a street either side have had it granted. • Generous open planned lounge, kitchen & dining area • Oversized lock up double garage • Fully fenced, low maintenance usable block • 500m from the beach and a stone’s throw from the Sunshine Coast Health Precinct. • Safe, family friendly area with a park 2 doors down INSPECT Saturday 10:00 - 10:30am FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5444 0800 DAN HAWES 0477 503 059 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au










Serenely Situated Overlooking the River This beautifully presented east facing 3 bedroom unit has so much to offer. Enjoy the spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen areas and the large master bedroom all with amazing views right down the Mooloolah River. Step on to the oversized balcony, perfect for entertaining a large family or to just relax with a cool drink as you watch the boats manoeuvre on such a beautiful wide and long stretch of water. You have a huge double garage with plenty of storage, separately locked within the secure basement. Ideal lifestyle investment or just keep it for yourself to enjoy. AUCTION Saturday 7th April at 3pm, On-Site INSPECT Saturday 2.30-3.00pm FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 07 5444 0800 JEAN HAMER 0419 034 500 & SUZANNE ANNABEL 0411 106 791 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au

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12 CYPRESS COURT, MINYAMA Passed in / 4 bed, 4 bath, 3 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526 First National Coastal 5444 0800 Jean Harmer 0419 034 500

Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days: 5 ROCHESTER RISE, AROONA Auction on site Saturday April 7 @ 2pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Stephen McMillan 0405 175 162 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 15 FOOTE RIDGE, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday April 7 @ 3.30pm McGrath Buderim 5450 8000 Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Damien Michael 0413 024 124 UNIT 2 ‘BONDOOLA’, 82 RIVER ESPLANADE, MOOLOOLABA Auction on site Saturday April 7 @ 3pm First National Coastal 5444 0800 Jean Harmer 0419 034 500 Suzanne Annabel 0411 106 791

52 NEWRY STREET, MOUNTAIN CREEK Passed in / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Harcourts Buderim Michael Chapman 0422 010 000 Justin Boyanton 0458 608 257

5 Rochester Rise, Aroona 4 CARLISLE CIRCUIT, MOUNTAIN CREEK Auction on site Saturday April 7 @ 1pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Kellie Rose 0428 464 485 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast:

46/18 NORTH BUDERIM BOULEVARD, BUDERIM $335,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Jonelle Reisenleiter, First National Riverside

21A JONES ROAD, BUDERIM $585,000 / 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car Harcourts Buderim, Jarrad McCarthy

6 MERI COURT, YAROOMBA Auction on site Saturday April 7 @ 10am North Shore Realty 5446 2500 Kerry Glover 0408 714 270

42 GAYLARD ROAD, IMAGE FLAT $625,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 6 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Vanessa Brunton


6 LEVY COURT, KULUIN $580,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car Jason Burns, First National Riverside

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16 EUGENIA ROAD, FOREST GLEN $850,000 / 6 bed, 2 bath, 6 car Harcourts Buderim, Jarrad McCarthy

UNIT 1, 31 KENNEDY PARADE, GOLDEN BEACH Passed in / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Seaside Real Estate 5492 2555 Jan Tuckwell 0412 061 529

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Your local Stellar Conveyancer, Tarryn Harrison, lives on the Sunshine Coast and possesses extensive property knowledge to service the Caloundra to Coolum area for all of your conveyancing and property matter needs.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOME Located in a quiet, no-through court in Sippy Downs, this family-friendly home is a great place to raise the kids. The property includes two separate livings areas plus dining, and plenty of yard space for the kids or pets. The home has a very spacious master with walk-in robe and ensuite, and the kitchen boasts Caesarstone benchtops and stainless steel appliances. There is good separation between the master and remaining bedrooms and there is a study to the front of the home. Other features including air-conditioning plus ceiling fans, security grills, plus a fully fenced yard with side access.


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6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 2. Events include: swimming semi-finals and finals, track cycling semi-finals and finals and beach volleyball.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Friday Night Football Preview. Preview of the upcoming match. 7.54 Rugby League. NRL. Round 5. St George Illawarra Dragons v South Sydney Rabbitohs. From Jubilee Oval, Sydney. 10.45 Top Gear.

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6pm Compass. (PG) 6.30 A Taste Of Landline. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Father Brown. (PG) 8.15 The Good Karma Hospital. (PG) 9.05 Prime Suspect 1973. (M) Clifford is released from prison. 9.55 The Ice Cream Girls. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 3. Events include: men’s and women’s swimming semi-finals and finals.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Aladdin The Musical: Broadway To Brisbane. 7.30 MOVIE No Reservations. (2007) (PG) Catherine Zeta-Jones. 9.40 MOVIE Burnt. (2015) (M) Bradley Cooper. 11.40 MOVIE August: Osage County. (2013) (MA15+)

6pm David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities: Curious Minds. Hosted by Sir David Attenborough. 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) Monster waves lash Bondi. 7.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 Motor Racing. Supercars Championships. Round 3. Tasmania SuperSprint. Highlights.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 George III: The Genius Of The Mad King. Presented by Robert Hardman. 8.30 Inside Obama’s White House: 100 Days. Part 1 of 4. 9.30 Soccer. EPL. Everton v Liverpool. From Goodison Park.


6pm The Checkout. (PG) 6.25 Hard Quiz. 7.00 ABC News Sunday. 7.40 Grand Designs. Hosted by Kevin McCloud. 8.30 Midsomer Murders. (M) A wealthy landowner dies. 10.00 To Be Advised. 10.30 Harrow. (MA15+)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 4. Events include: men’s and women’s swimming semi-finals and finals, and beach volleyball.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 60 Minutes. 8.00 Serial Killer With Piers Morgan: Lorenzo Gilyard. 9.00 MOVIE Casino Royale. (2006) (M) Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench. James Bond is assigned to stop an evil banker from winning a high-stakes casino tournament.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 The Sunday Project. 7.30 Bachelor In Paradise. Hosted by Osher Günsberg. 9.00 NCIS. (M) The NCIS headquarters are evacuated. 10.00 SEAL Team. (M) Stella weighs up Clay’s marriage proposal. 11.00 The Sunday Project.

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6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 5. Events include: men’s and women’s athletics finals from Carrara Stadium; men’s and women’s swimming finals from Optus Aquatic Centre.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 ACA. 7.30 Young Sheldon. (PG) 8.00 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Quantum Of Solace. (2008) (M) 10.40 100% Footy. (M) 11.40 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 Bachelor In Paradise. Hosted by Osher Günsberg. 9.00 Law & Order: SVU. (M) Detectives search for a missing student. 11.00 The Project.

6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Leonardo: The Man Who Saved Science. Takes a look at Leonardo da Vinci. 8.30 The Bomb. (PG) Using declassified images, the history of the atomic bomb is explored. 10.40 SBS World News Late.


6pm Think Tank. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 The Checkout. (PG) An irreverent look at consumer affairs. 8.30 Employable Me. (M) Part 2 of 3. 9.30 Louis Theroux: Savile. (M) Louis Theroux looks at Jimmy Savile. 10.45 ABC Late News.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 6. Events include: athletics finals, and swimming finals.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Young Sheldon. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Skyfall. (2012) (M) Daniel Craig. In the wake of a botched operation and the apparent death of 007, M finds herself under pressure. 11.30 Movie Juice.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Bachelor In Paradise. Hosted by Osher Günsberg. 8.30 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. Hosted by Dave Hughes. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) Callen’s father is apprehended. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm River Cottage Australia. 6.30 News. 7.30 The Tsar And Empress: Secret Letters. 8.30 Insight. Hosted by Jenny Brockie. 9.30 Dateline. 10.00 Fighting ISIS. 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 Sando. 9.30 Insert Name Here. 10.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 7. Events include: athletics finals and men’s and women’s diving finals.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Spectre. (2015) (M) Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz. A cryptic message sends Bond on a trail. 11.30 Embarrassing Bodies Down Under. (MA15+)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Bachelor In Paradise. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. Special guests include Emily Blunt. 9.30 This Is Us. Jack takes Randall on a university road trip. 10.30 Hawaii Five-0. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm River Cottage Australia. Paul has big plans to increase his livestock. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Martin Luther King: His Legacy. Hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald. 9.30 The Good Fight. (M) 10.30 Berlin Station. (M)



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6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 8. Events include: athletics finals and diving finals. 11.00 The Front Bar: Gold Coast Edition. (M) A lighter look at the Commonwealth Games.

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6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Show Me The Movie! 8.30 Gogglebox. Opinionated viewers discuss TV shows. 9.30 Blue Bloods. (M) Eddie’s judgement is clouded by her past. 11.30 WIN News.

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6pm Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 2. 10.30 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. H’lights.

7pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 3. Carlton v Collingwood. From the MCG. 11.00 ScreenPLAY. (M) 11.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 12am Ice Road Truckers. (M)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Weather Top Ten. (M) 8.30 MOVIE A Bridge Too Far. (1977) (M) Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Ryan O’Neal.

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 11.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Mike & Molly. 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion. (1997) (M) 10.30 100% Hotter.

7.30pm MOVIE The Golden Compass. (2007) (PG) Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards. 9.45 MOVIE Ghost Rider. (2007) (M) Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley.



7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Melbourne Comedy Festival: Allstars Supershow. 10.30 Children’s Programs.

10.30pm Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. H’lights. From Qld.

7.30pm MOVIE Invictus. (2009) (PG) Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon. 10.10 MOVIE Max Payne. (2008) (MA15+) Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis. 12.10am Outback Hunters. (M)

7pm MOVIE Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. (2000) (PG) Eddie Murphy. 9.05 MOVIE Another 48 Hrs. (1990) (M) Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte. 11.00 Balls Of Steel Australia. (MA15+)

7pm MOVIE Spartacus. (1960) (PG) Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons. 11.00 MOVIE Shoot Out. (1971) (M) Gregory Peck, Patricia Quinn, Robert F. Lyons.

6pm Scorpion. 7.00 Football: Just For Kicks. 7.40 A-League. Round 26. Melbourne City v Central Coast Mariners. 10.00 Supercars C’ships. Round 3. Tasmania SuperSprint. H’lights.

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 100% Hotter. 8.30 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. 9.30 Gogglebox. 10.30 The Loop. (PG)


7.05pm Ben And Holly. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Fiona O’Loughlin’s Greatest Hits. (M) 9.55 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. 10.40 Adam Hills: The Last Leg.

6pm Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 4. 10.30 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Day 4. H’lights.

6pm Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 4. 7.00 MOVIE Shanghai Noon. (2000) (PG) 9.15 MOVIE Blade. (1998) (MA15+) Wesley Snipes. 11.45 The Grand Tour.

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

6pm Bondi Rescue. 6.30 Scorpion. 7.30 NCIS: LA. 8.30 Motor Racing. Supercars C’ship. Tasmania SuperSprint. H’lights. 9.30 Cops: AO. (M) 10.30 Car Crash Britain.

6pm Malcolm. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Spy Kids. (2001) (PG) 8.20 Arj Barker: Get In My Head. (M) 9.50 James Corden. (M) 10.50 Raymond. (PG) 11.20 Frasier. (PG) 11.50 King Of Queens. (PG)


7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Rosehaven. 8.25 Rosehaven. 8.50 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.25 Free Agents. 9.55 Inside Amy Schumer.

6pm Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 5. 10.30 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Day 5. H’lights.

7pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 D.U.I. (M) 8.00 World’s Most Amazing Videos. (M) 9.00 MOVIE Sniper: Legacy. (2014) (MA15+) Doug Allen. 11.00 The Grand Tour. 12.30am Big Smo.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 To Be Advised. 8.30 MOVIE Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. (1999) (M) 10.30 MOVIE Sexy Herpes. (2017) (MA15+) 11.45 Big Bang. (PG)

6pm Secret Dealers. 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 David Attenborough’s Life. 9.40 See No Evil. (M) 10.50 Britcam: Emergency On Our Streets. 11.50 Footy Classified.

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 To Be Advised. 7.30 MacGyver. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 10.30 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Round 2. Bahrain Grand Prix. 11.30 Super Rugby Extra Time.

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Mike & Molly. (PG) 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 Buffy The Vampire Slayer. (PG) 9.30 Supernatural. 10.30 Medium. (M) 11.30 James Corden.


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 Virgin Bush. 10.30 Red Dwarf. 11.05 The Office.

6pm Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 6. Events include: beach volleyball quarter-finals and women’s hockey. 10.30 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Day 6. H’lights.

7pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Full Custom Garage. (PG) 9.30 Graveyard Carz. (PG) 10.30 Inside West Coast Customs. (PG) 11.30 Strip N’ Rip. 12.30am Ink Master.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Science Of Stupid. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Austin Powers: Goldmember. (2002) (M) 10.30 MOVIE Team America: World Police. (2004) (MA15+)

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

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 To Be Advised. 7.30 48 Hours. 8.30 VF Confidential. (MA15+) 9.30 Homicide: Hours To Kill. (M) 10.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 11.30 CSI: Miami. (MA15+)

6pm Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Mike & Molly. (PG) 7.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Big Momma’s House. (2000) (M) 10.30 Supernatural. 11.30 James Corden.


7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Black Books. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 An Idiot Abroad. 10.15 Red Dwarf. 10.45 The Office.

6pm Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 7. 10.30 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Day 7. H’lights.

7pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.30 Family Guy. (M) 10.00 Family Guy. (MA15+) 10.30 Family Guy. (M) 11.00 American Dad! 12am Black-ish. 12.30 Front Bar: GC Edition.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip II. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Pitch Black. (2000) (M) Vin Diesel. 11.00 Big Bang. (PG) 11.30 Street Outlaws. (M)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 David Attenborough’s The Blue Planet. (PG) 8.40 To Be Advised. 11.30 Cold Case. (M)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 To Be Advised. 7.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 8.30 Wonders Of Life. 9.50 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 10.20 NCIS. (M)

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


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7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Frontline. 8.30 Frontline. 9.00 Tonightly With Tom Ballard. 9.30 Sando. 10.00 Children’s Programs.

6pm Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Evening 8. 10.30 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018. Day 8. H’lights.

6pm Gold Coast 2018. Evening 8. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Guy Martin’s Spitfire. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE The Punisher. (2004) (MA15+) 11.30 Hardcore Pawn. 12am Ink Master.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Robot Wars. (PG) 8.30 Survivor: Ghost Island. (PG) 9.30 MOVIE Our Idiot Brother. (2011) (M) Paul Rudd. 11.30 WWE Raw. (MA15+)

6pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 MOVIE Airport 1975. (1974) (PG) Charlton Heston. 9.45 MOVIE Impasse. (2015) (M) Cameron Daddo. 11.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (MA15+)

6pm Hogan’s Heroes. 6.30 To Be Advised. 7.30 Car Crash Britain. (M) 8.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Vice. (2015) (MA15+) Ambyr Childers, Thomas Jane, Bruce Willis. 11.00 SEAL Team. (M)

Well it is not often a three-time world surfing champion visits the Sunshine Coast. Yep, Mr Smooth, Tom Curren was here to see the Pa and Ma Bendall. Congrats to Windansea Surf Club for putting on a great event. Next year will be the event’s 45th anniversary! There are some waves around this weekend so enjoy what you can get. Hope you guys are enjoying the holidays and making our visitors feel welcome. Keep rocking! My Weekly Preview (“MWP”) is locally owned by Sunshine Coast Alliance Publishing Ltd ACN 124 476 142 and is published by 20/20 Publishing Pty Ltd ACN 131 089 793 (the “Publisher”). The contents of MWP are subject to copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part without the written permission of the Publisher is prohibited. The publication of editorial in MWP does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views or opinions expressed by the Publisher. The Publisher does not accept responsibility for statements made by advertisers. All prices in MWP are correct as at the time of printing but are subject to change.

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