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ISSUE 518 September 21, 2018
FROM THE EDITOR
ntrepreneur Lisa Messenger is a straight shooter. She is not afraid to speak of her successes or her failures. She happily shares her life lessons with others who are willing to listen and this is one of the many reasons I’m thrilled to have her grace the cover of this week’s My Weekly Preview. Among her inspiring words, there is one particular quote which reverberated with me as a writer, editor, reader and mother. “While digital content is great, there’s so much of it coming at us so thick and fast. It’s indulgent and luxurious to sit down on the couch with a cup of tea and a physical magazine.” I couldn’t agree more. I love a tangible product and that joy of sitting back and flicking through the pages. Quality magazines have a place in the world. These glossy pages aren’t simply about sharing the latest lifestyle, home, food and beauty trends. They connect people with people. They celebrate a region, different communities and cultures. They celebrate design successes, artists, innovation and business. Magazines can delve into, and give a voice to, the big issues – whether they are global or a little closer to home. This week we tackle a subject that has been gaining traction of late: does NAPLAN have a place in our society? Is it beneficial to our kids? You be the judge, you can read the story on page 12. Enjoy.
Mad About Theatre is presenting one of the world’s best-loved musicals and you could be in the audience. We have one family pass to see Annie, which is being staged at The Events Centre Caloundra these school holidays. You’ll love the fresh twist on this classic, which features iconic hits such as Tomorrow and Hard Knock Life.
The 12th annual Caloundra Music Festival is shaping up to be one of the best yet, and you could be among the action. We have one festival double pass to give away for entry on Friday, September 28. You could be dancing the day and night away with performances by The Rubens, Little Billie, High Tropics, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Birds of Tokyo, Daryl Braithwaite and Groovement (pictured). The CMF, known as the hottest sun, surf and soul event, takes place at Kings Beach from September 28 to October 1.
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LIFE’S A BALL Where do you live? Buderim. I have lived on the Coast for 41 years.
and teenager on that headland and in the river and the ocean.
First job? Working for John and Debra Anderson at Hi Tech Sports in Mooloolaba selling Hot Curry Swimwear. John was my mentor on life and still is.
If you could change one thing on the Sunshine Coast, what would it be? Build a massive beer garden on the beachfront and bring back the good old days.
What are you currently working on? Oktoberfest Sunshine Coast at the Kawana Sports Precinct.
Best day in your life and why? The birth of my children and every day with my partner, as she has taught me how to put others first.
Your family includes? My partner Deb, and my Brady bunch Chelsea, Tyler, Harry, Jack and Scarlett.
Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point and why? When I met my partner. My life all came together with our two families.
First car? A 1982 Holden Gemini. Favourite book? Walk Alone by Craig Johnston.
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Brisbane-born Todd Forrest attended Buddina State School and Kawana High School. A beach volleyballer, in the mid ’90s he was selected to represent Queensland and Australia, and travelled nationally and overseas playing at beach volleyball events. In 1999 Mr Forrest started working in events and he is now organising the inaugural Oktoberfest Sunshine Coast to be held on October 20. Visit oktoberfestsc.com.au.
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If your life was a book, what would be the title? Forrest Gump. What are you reading now? The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape. I have almost finished and have already saved money.
“I don’t have any regrets – it’s all a learning curve”
Favourite song and why? I have many, but right now The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel. It’s so powerful. What are you watching right now, would you recommend it, and why? Suits. It’s a great binge series, and a great way to learn the art of closing. When was the last time you played sport? Last night I played indoor soccer. My day job, operating Sunshine Coast Indoor Sports, is organising 1000 Sunshine Coast locals to play and enjoy social sport every week.
Your greatest regret? I don’t have any – it’s all a learning curve. What achievement are you most proud of? Being involved in big events like the 2000 Olympics beach volleyball at Bondi Beach. You are happiest when? I am in the ocean.
What frustrates you the most? Negativity. How do you deal with your frustrations? Head straight to the ocean and dive in. If you could tell your 18-year-old self anything, what would it be? Fast food will make you fat, and go see the world. If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be? Hugh Jackman, Bob Marley and Pelé. If you won $1 million, how would you spend it? Restore our 1950s beach shack in Mooloolaba (as they are slowly disappearing).
Best advice you’ve been given? Kill them with kindness.
NRL or AFL? English Premier League.
What is your favourite place on the Coast and why? Point Cartwright. I spent every sunlit hour as a child
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This is how many schools there are in Australia. Combined, they accommodate around 3.6 million students.
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1981 – The Macquarie Dictionary recognises the identity of AustralianEnglish. 2016 – Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion over the next three years in a bid to rid the world of disease.
The Sunshine Coast has had its fair share of rough weather. In 1952, a cyclone struck Caloundra at the beginning of April. The ocean rose to the corner of Bulcock Street and Tay Avenue to a height of 1.2 metres. Do you have an interesting fact or short tale about the Sunshine Coast region? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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As parents around the Sunshine Coast await their children’s NAPLAN results, My Weekly Preview asks, is the national test a valuable assessment tool, or an unnecessary cost to the government and encumbrance on our children and schools? WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.
“If NAPLAN is going to occur, it should be sample testing. A school would only participate every few years”
s NAPLAN a waste of time and money? It’s the million-dollar question – well, quite a bit more than a million, if you add up what we’ve spent on it since its inception in 2008. The Federal Government believes it’s money well spent, but the Queensland Government isn’t convinced. It is in the final stages of the Queensland Government NAPLAN Review 2018, which consulted students, parents, parents associations, school representatives, teacher’s unions and curriculum authorities. The results are highly anticipated. State Minister for Education Grace Grace made a statement in June, saying since becoming education minister she’d been constantly approached by parents and principals sharing concerns about the test, and this year she committed to conducting a state-wide evaluation of NAPLAN. University of the Sunshine Coast Associate Professor, Education Dr Michael Nagel is a strong critic of NAPLAN. An expert in the neurological development of children and the psychology of learning, he has authored 11 books on educational psychology and child development and believes NAPLAN is a flawed process that is damaging children and not delivering the results it intended. “I know first-hand of a private school in Brisbane that in November last year was already beginning to prep its Year 2 for NAPLAN in Year 3. That takes time away from the curriculum.
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“There have been studies demonstrating the deleterious effects of NAPLAN, with kids complaining of stomach aches, nausea, headaches and a range of anxiety and stress-related issues,” he says. “It’s not all students, but a good proportion. “I’ve heard the argument that it’s only three days. Nowhere in life do we have to do this, other than university. Beyond that, life isn’t a conglomerate of tests.”
so completely different. It anecdotally reinforces in my mind we shouldn’t use anything like this to compare kids.” Dr Nagel says the academic literature tells us standardised testing is a flawed process that doesn’t tell us much apart from the surface-level learning. He’s not opposed to diagnostic testing, but he says NAPLAN doesn’t measure up. “By their nature, standardised tests never
“I empathise with parents who would like to know how their kids are doing. But there’s no reason to compare their son or daughter with any other son or daughter” Dr Michael Nagel, University of the Sunshine Coast
Dr Nagel says some schools are better than others at downplaying the importance of NAPLAN, but many students find it stressful, not to mention the pressure it places on teachers to put a hold on their curriculum and teach for the test. “My kids are beyond NAPLAN, but my daughter, given her personality traits, I definitely wouldn’t let her do it,” says Dr Nagel. “She would stress and become ill. My son is pretty easygoing. He would just take it in his stride. These are my own two kids that grew up in the same environment and they’re
tell us about an individual’s learning; it’s just a snapshot in time. “If you look at a group of kids in Year 3 at Peregian Springs School, no one in their right mind would hazard a guess that kids in Alice Springs would be anywhere near similar. One of the greatest predictors of success is postcode. We know kids growing up in affluent areas do well in NAPLAN. “I empathise with parents who would like to know how their kids are doing. But there’s no reason to compare their son or daughter with any other son or daughter. A Year 3
teacher knows exactly where a child should be at in terms of numeracy and literacy; they know how to assess that and have a conversation with the parent. You want to know where your child is at, where they need support. NAPLAN doesn’t tell you that.” Not everyone agrees. CEO of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Chris Rider, believes NAPLAN is a valuable measure of student progress and says Queensland performed well this year. “NAPLAN tests the types of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life,” he says. “It provides valuable information to support good teachers and learning, and school improvement. “Queensland is one of the most improved states since NAPLAN was introduced in 2008, and this year’s results continued the overall upward trend.” Former federal education minister Simon Birmingham was a vocal advocate, saying it was an important source of transparent information for parents. Newly appointed Minister for Education Dan Tehan has not yet voiced his views, but has been called on to scrap this year’s results after an independent review conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston College. The review, Problems in the Design and Administration of the 2018 NAPLAN, found ‘incomparable’ data in this year’s online trial, with critics saying the results are useless and should be discarded. About 20 per cent of schools nationally sat an online version of NAPLAN this year, myweeklypreview.com.au
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The NAPLAN reports show parents how their children compare with the nation’s other students
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ahead of the full implementation of NAPLAN online in 2020. The NSW Teachers Federation president Maurie Mulheron called the 2018 test “worthless”, because the results of the online test and the pen-and-paper test are too different to be statistically comparable. Minister Tehan disagrees. In a statement to My Weekly Preview, he said, “The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and international experts have confirmed that this year’s NAPLAN online results are comparable. “The Government is committed to the continual improvement of NAPLAN and My School and looks forward to discussing what further improvements need to be made at the next Education Council meeting.” Dr Stanley Rabinowitz, general manager of assessment and reporting at ACARA, which creates the NAPLAN test, tells My Weekly Preview, “Student results for NAPLAN 2018, whether completed on paper or online, accurately reflect each student’s performance. Parents, students and teachers can have confidence the results accurately show what each student knows and can do.” The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority also says it’s satisfied the two tests were comparable. However, Year 9 students who completed the test online fared better in writing than those who did the pen-and-paper test. “The difference for Year 9 writing may be due to students at this year level having greater confidence writing online than on paper, as well as students’ ability to readily review and edit their work online in a way that is not possible with a paper test,” Mr Rabinowitz says. “This reinforces the benefit of moving to NAPLAN Online, which will give teachers, students and parents more information about what students know.” Dr Nagel says it’s impossible to compare the two tests without bias. “You can’t compare results of a Year 9 child doing something on a computer and a Year 9 child doing a test marked by a human being – you’re going to have bias. “There will be a real push now to get it online if the intent is to ensure all students are doing the same exam at the same time of
WHAT IS NAPLAN? The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) commenced in Australian schools in 2008. Each year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are assessed using standardised tests in reading, writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation and numeracy. Parents receive reports for their children, showing how each child performed compared with the national average. Schools receive detailed student results. The main purpose of NAPLAN is to identify whether students have the literacy and numeracy skills to provide the critical foundation for other learning and for their productive participation in the community. day – are we sure the technology is going to be up for that? “It’s a monumental waste of taxpayers’ money. There are better ways to determine where kids are at.” While everyone agrees testing is a fundamental part of learning, it’s the way NAPLAN is conducted that raises concerns, particularly the publishing of school results on the My School website, which media outlets use to publish league tables that compare schools in a certain area. The president of the Queensland Association of State School Principals, Leslie Single, says this practice is not only unhelpful, it’s inaccurate. “I believe that does not serve a great practical purpose,” she says. “What it
does is it pits schools one against the other.” Ms Single believes NAPLAN can help teachers determine where a student is at and the data can be used to determine the next step forward, but it needs to be used in conjunction with other data schools already collect. Her organisation made a submission to the Senate enquiry into NAPLAN, published in March 2014, with a possible solution to some of the test’s most vexing issues. “Our organisation believes if NAPLAN is going to occur, it should be sample testing. A school would only participate once every few years. One of the constant criticisms is the fact that teachers are teaching to the test and that is narrowing the curriculum and putting increased stress on students. Doing sample testing would mean the schools would only be identified at the beginning of the year, or later in the term, so teachers wouldn’t be teaching to the test and could continue to teach the normal curriculum.” Dr Nagel says this makes more sense than the way it’s done now. “To me that would probably give a better indication of where students are at and it alleviates all those concerns about kids being stressed. You’d want to do random sampling at random times as well to get a better representation of what’s going on and the data should be anonymous, it should be de-identified.” As we await the outcome of the Queensland review and possible changes to NAPLAN after this year’s controversy, Ms Single has a word of advice for parents: “I think some of the stress for students comes from the expectations families put on them. Don’t put a whole lot of pressure on, just send them off to school with a good breakfast and say, ‘have a good day, do the best you can’.”
ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) has advised its costs to deliver NAPLAN are budgeted at about $8.8 million per annum for 2018 and 2019. From 2020, the per annum cost to ACARA to deliver NAPLAN online is estimated to be $7.7 million. At a Senate Estimates Enquiry on May 31, Senator Deborah O’Neill asked Dr Michele Bruniges, Secretary of the Australian Department of Education and Training, what it costs to run NAPLAN each year. Dr Bruniges said the question would need to be taken on notice. Dr Nagel estimates the total cost is in the hundreds of millions per year.
WHAT PARENTS SAY: Elle: “NAPLAN is being misused, misinterpreted and misunderstood by educators, children, families and schools. I don’t disagree with having data but I disagree with the way it’s being perceived. People start comparing schools and teacher performance. What the child learns on any particular day has to do with many factors. What if they haven’t eaten breakfast or had an argument at home. What if they’re sick? These things aren’t considered in the results. I disagree with the way it’s been rolled out in Australia and used to the detriment of children and teachers.” Alison: “I see NAPLAN as a way for schools to get a general guide as to the areas their students need additional support in. It’s just a one-day snapshot in time. I see it as a good indicator of how a school is going generally, rather than an individual indication of ability.” Karen: “My decision was made when my eldest, who is deaf but mainstream, was asked ‘not to participate’ probably in fear of bringing the school grades down.” Carolyn: “I have a child with autism who sat last year in Year 3 – he enjoyed the process, his school handled everything fantastically and I was super interested to see where he sat with his peers. I honestly don’t get what all the fuss is about.”
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MY STYLE CALOUNDRA PRESENTED BY MY WEEKLY PREVIEW AND THE CALOUNDRA BUSINESS ALLIANCE More than 200 people gathered at the Caloundra Power Boat Club earlier this month for one of the biggest fashion events in Caloundra’s history. Hosted by MixFM’s Todd and Sami, with entertainment provided by Taylor Moss, Sunshine Coast deputy mayor Tim Dwyer launched the event. Guests dined on a three-course meal and sipped on bubbles as they celebrated the region’s rich retail sector and history – each table boasted an iconic Caloundra street name, while historic photos and facts were provided by The Bookshop Caloundra.
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Twelve fashion houses staged two parades showcasing the hottest trends. Models donated their time and were beautifully styled by Frangipani Cutting Crew and Alexami Cosmetics. Guests also enjoyed a spot of shopping with 14 popup stores. There was plenty of fun with the IShoot photobooth, Adventure Empire’s popup archery booth and an art auction with Steven Bordonaro painting live at the event. Guests also shared in more than $5000 of gift bag goodies and raffle prizes. Photos: MWP & IShoot Photobooth
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WOMEN INSPIRING WOMEN IN NEW BOOK Women in Kind, a new book by Dr Kirstin Ferguson and Catherine Fox, examines how women supporting women can transform the world. And the pair is set to inspire the women of the Sunshine Coast, with the upcoming book launch on Monday October 29. The collective power of women is stronger Catherine Fox and Dr Kirstin Ferguson today than it has ever been, and in Women Kind, the authors shows that while women have always worked together to make their way in a less than equal world, society is only now beginning to see the power of amplifying this collective clout. Dr Ferguson is an independent company director who began her career as a military officer and went on to become the CEO of a highly successful global business. She has a PhD in leadership and governance for which she has received and has won multiple academic and industry awards. Ms Fox is a Walkley awardwinning journalist, a leading commentator on women and the workforce and is a member of the Australian Defence Force Gender Equality Advisory Board. The book launch is hosted by SHINE Business Women Sunshine Coast. Find out more at shinebusinesswomen.com.
1500 INNOVATION ON ITS WAY Local innovation expert Colin Graham (pictured) is offering his Innovation Masterclass to small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) across the Sunshine Coast. The program is aimed at owner-managers of growth-oriented SMEs. Mr Graham was the founding CEO of the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, has international experience as a trainer and has worked with hundreds of global companies, startups and SMEs. He says, “The masterclass is perfect for businesses in sectors including food and agribusiness, health and wellbeing, sustainability and environment, creative industries, professional services, tourism, or education and training.” Business owners have until September 28 to apply at causewayinnovation.com.
Close to 1500 redheads united for the 2017 Buderim Ginger Pride Rally and organisers this year are encouraging even more redheads to gather at the gingeriest place on Earth, The Ginger Factory in Yandina. Registrations are now open for this year’s rally, to be held on October 6. It all kicks off at 10.30am with all participants treated to a Buderim Ginger Energy Rehydration Station to cool down post walk. Gingers will also enjoy entertainment in the form of blues and soul music, from Blues Arcadia plus there will be a host of ginger-themed stalls, competitions and activities, including a ginger garden (serving Buderim Ginger Beer), beer pong, photobooth, kids zones with face painting and balloon artists, and prizes awarded for the best pre-made gingerbread houses. For more information visit thegingernet.com/ginger-pride-rally.
GET SET FOR MELBOURNE CUP Spring is here, which means it’s time to start planning your Melbourne Cup Day. The Sunshine Coast Turf Club (SCTC) will once again be a hive of activity, with live racing action and plenty of entertainment. SCTC CEO John Miller says, “Melbourne Cup continues to be one of our most popular race days. This year, for the first time, we are offering The Social Lawn experience for patrons looking for Danni Morrison and Tamara Wrigley an affordable and exclusive VIP race-day experience in a specially set-up courtyard, with live music, food and beverages, great views of the track and a relaxed vibe.” The SCTC Melbourne Cup functions book out early, so if you’re thinking of attending Corbould Park on Tuesday November 6, get your friends organised and book your function. Visit sctc.com.au.
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TERRIFIC TRIO JOINS THE LIGHTNING Sunshine Coast Lightning has unveiled three new players who will be joining its 2019 squad. Defenders Jacqui Russell (pictured) and Annika Lee-Jones and international superstar shooter Peace Proscovia, who hails from Uganda but has played in the Vitality Netball Superleague in England for the past four seasons, are all joining the team. Lightning acting head coach Kylee Byrne is thrilled to have the players on board for the club’s third season. “To welcome Jacqui back into the Lightning team was an easy decision. [She] first joined as a replacement player just before the 2018 season started and she worked extremely hard, which saw her rewarded with some court time this year,” she says. Head coach Noeline Taurua says the signing of Ms Proscovia is a massive coup for the club, as several clubs fought hard to secure her signature. “Peace is such a lovely person – humble and authentic,” Ms Taurua says. “She will not only suit our team and club culture but I’m sure will be a hit within our community.” Ms Proscovia attracted attention on the world stage following her stand-out performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where she shot with 91 per cent accuracy.
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The Buderim Foundation has awarded more than $75,000 in grants to 23 community-based organisations as part of its Community Grants Celebration. The foundation’s grants committee chair Lisa Edward says this year’s Community Grants Celebration marks not only the largest total amount of annual funding ever awarded by the foundation, but the largest number of recipients. “Our very first round of grants were delivered in 2008 and totalled $16,000 and since then, along with today’s funds, the foundation has been able to award nearly half a million dollars in community grants to groups in the Buderim area.” Some of the recipients include the children’s reading initiative Story Dogs, the Beautiful You Program, The Compass Institute, and the Buderim branch of the Scouts Association of Australia.
USC TEAMS UP WITH BULLETS The University of the Sunshine Coast has announced a partnership with NBL club Brisbane Bullets. Bullets players and coaches will now have access to USC’s sporting facilities and staff. “The partnership will provide a range of real-world placement opportunities for USC students and staff,” says USC’s Director of High Performance Sport Professor Brendan Burkett. “USC will also offer career advice, counselling and guidance to Bullets players and staff, while those who wish to pursue degrees will be eligible for USC’s High Performing Student Athlete program.”
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HIGH TEA BY THE SEA AMPS IT UP THIS YEAR Can you see yourself cruising around in this $40,000 rose gold Mini? Well, buy a ticket and start visualising. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
he organisers of the second annual High Tea by the Sea must have been inspired by international icon and serial giveaway queen, Oprah. Even though tickets to their October 14 event at the Maroochy RSL sold out in the blink of an eye, Coastline Mini Garage and 4 Ingredients are pulling out all stops to ensure their massive raffle, which anyone on the Coast can enter, is jam-packed full of some jaw-dropping prizes. The major prize is a rose gold-wrapped 2018 Mini Cooper three-door hatch released in July and Coastline marketing manager Sophie Kurz says this model is a step up from the Mini won by a Caloundra mother last year. “It’s faster, safer and more connected and has insane infotainment inside the cockpit with all of the tech bells and whistles you could imagine,” she says. “This is the model that will remain unchanged on the market for the next four years. In terms of colour, we really wanted to one-up it this year and because everyone loves a bit of rose on the Sunshine Coast, we decided to go with rose gold because it’s in vogue and is a trend that has stuck around as well as being a nod to our major beneficiary, the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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nights at the Mantra Mooloolaba Beach Resort, a Mini Cooper to drive for the weekend from Coastline Mini Garage and dinner for two at Cellar Door in Mooloolaba. “The lovely team at 4 Ingredients will also make a delicious gluten-free orange and almond cake to ward off those midnight munchies and leave a signed copy of the latest bestseller with the recipe in it,” she says. Around half of the 5000 tickets have already been sold and Ms Kurz says because the tickets are not available to purchase online, the odds of a Sunshine Coast winner are tremendous.
“Last year, we sold the final 1500 tickets on the day of the event in the room, so this is why it’s important for the general public to make sure they snap one up in advance,” she says. “Not only have we added a second major prize, but every single person who buys a raffle ticket this year will get a $500 Studio Republic voucher as a thank you for their much-needed donation to the NBCF.” Tickets are $20 each, three for $50 or 10 for $100 and can be purchased at Coastline Mini Garage and Coastline BMW offices. Popup locations around the Coast will also give people extra opportunities to purchase tickets, or you can call 5491 9100. Ms McCosker says their aim is to blow last year’s NBCF donation of $55,000 out of the water this year.
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skimo Joe frontman Kav Temperley knows a thing or two about what it takes to put on a great show and when he is in full force with Stuart MacLeod and Joel Quartermain, there is no telling what sort of magic could happen. Sunshine Coasters will have the opportunity to see the trio in action at the Caloundra Music Festival (CMF), to be held at Kings Beach from September 28 to October 1. Sandwiched between Aussie bands Sheppard and The Living End on the September 30 artist line-up, Mr Temperley says it will be a night to remember. “Some of the best shows are when you have these serendipitous moments, like a few years ago when we were touring Black Fingernails, Red Wine and did a show in Adelaide, they had been in a massive drought and as we were approaching our final song this massive thundercloud came rolling in from the distance,” he tells My Weekly Preview. “We literally played our last chords and the rain came pouring down. It was such an amazing moment and everyone collectively went, ‘Woe, that was spooky and also pretty cool’.” While Eskimo Joe had taken a bit of a sabbatical, they are now back in full force and Mr Temperley promises fans will be able to rock out to a host of their best hits, including the crowd favourite From the Sea. Tickets are still available for the four-day extravaganza of sun, surf and soul, with the 12th annual festival offering a diverse line-up of live music featuring the best local, national and international artists.
stacks of activities for the kids including ukulele, drumming and flower crown workshops, inflatables, face painting, kids yoga, fossicking and craft activities. Reef Check Australia will also host an art installation in the Funky Forest featuring 50 years of Sunshine Coast Ocean Heroes designed by artists from Awkward Chat. For those a little older, the photo booth is a great way to get some happy snaps to remember the weekend and any hungry festivalgoers will be delighted by the culinary experiences on offer through six food courts and a large undercover seating area at the Soul Stage. Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle to fill up at one of the refill stations, as no bottled water will be sold at the event in order to reduce plastic waste generated at the festival.
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A MESSENGER FOR OUR TIMES Entrepreneur, publisher, speaker and eternal optimist Lisa Messenger has learned some powerful lessons in life, and she’s coming to the region to share her wisdom with the people of the Sunshine Coast. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.
icture this: you’re a young Australian woman who grew up riding horses on a 4500-acre property in country New South Wales. You decide to launch your own glossy magazine with no experience, at a time when everyone says magazines are dying. Within 18 months, your magazine is being distributed in 37 countries and you get a call from the editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour, asking you to come to New York. Nail-biting stuff, right? Not for Lisa Messenger, entrepreneur, author, publisher and founder of the hugely successful Collective Hub, a ground-breaking entrepreneurial and lifestyle magazine. “It was extraordinary that Collective had gotten onto her radar,” she says. “I flew over to New York to meet her and it was like walking onto the set of The Devil Wears Prada. It was one of those surreal moments – this little kid who knew nothing about publishing having Anna Wintour asking to meet her. “So many people would think, ‘oh my gosh, this person is so much better than me’, but I don’t think like that. If you think like that, nothing will happen. I kept thinking, she called me, be confident. She’s obviously seen something in me, so I breathed that in. The very first question she asked was, ‘what’s your profit?’. I wasn’t expecting that, so I said, ‘nothing’. She just laughed. It was a way to soften the meeting. I was brutally honest. Our profit was nothing.” Ms Messenger studied a bachelor of business in 1999 and launched The Messenger Group in 2001, a sponsorship and PR company which has grown to encompass a lifestyle website, events management company and publishing company, which has published 400 books. But it’s Collective Hub magazine, launched in 2013, that’s closest to her heart and the arm of her business that launched her onto the world stage. In April, she made the difficult decision to close the print version of the magazine after 52 editions. She launched it with $1.5 million of her own money, then sold two properties and invested another $1.3 million into it. The magazine scaled too quickly and something had to give. “With Collective Hub, I had 32 full-time staff and was paying $3 million in salaries each year,” she says. “That’s without all our freelance expenses. When I decided to close the mag in April, I did something kind of crazy. I decided to stop haemorrhaging money and I have now decentralised my entire team. I’m trying to use freelancers and consultants from mostly rural and regional areas. “The message is, bigger isn’t always better. Launching Collective Hub has been amazing, but so has breaking Collective Hub – I really want that to be a strong message. It’s okay when
And her Coast fans will be some of the first to hear her big news – after months of soul-searching, she has decided to breathe new life into her baby and relaunch the print version of Collective Hub. “I’m probably going to do just two issues a year. An issue will come out on November 29, because I just love it so much. I’m a big believer in physical, tangible and beautiful products. While digital content is great, there’s so much of it coming at us so thick and fast. It’s indulgent and luxurious to sit down on the couch with a cup of tea and a physical magazine.” Ms Messenger is one sassy woman and her confidence is part instinct, part self-taught. She’s thrown herself into self-help courses over the years and today, is fiercely optimistic, saying her aim in life purpose is to ignite human potential. “I’m a real believer that if we keep ourselves in the past, it’s really unhealthy. I outwardly observe people who take on that victim mentality or ‘poor me’. There’s so much I could be cranky or embarrassed about, or feel like a failure, but I choose to flip my mindset and go, that was that. It was a learning experience. It’s about adopting an attitude of gratitude and flipping everything quite quickly. “I feel like it’s just the beginning. My purpose remains the same. To be an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs, to live my life out loud and that will stay till the day I die.”
3 QUICK QUESTIONS things aren’t working out to break stuff. So many of us have our identities wrapped up in how things should be. Be courageous enough to break something and say, this isn’t working. Stripping it back to basics was one of the most liberating things I could do. “I’d never run a global business like that before and I was in survival mode. My CFO every day said, ‘we need another $100,000’ and I’d scramble around, make more money, do more deals, find more revenue streams. It was like a treadmill of hideousness.” She shares the lessons she learned from the experience in her new book, Risk & Resilience, published last week. A prolific writer, she’s written 24 books about self-help, business and entrepreneurship, and is in the midst of a regional tour to promote the book and share her insights. An altruistic person who radiates a refreshing openness, she won’t be holding back on all the juicy stuff about her triumphs and challenges when she visits the Coast in October.
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1. Favourite music? I listen to such a variety from really mellow yoga music to full-on dance/trance deep house music, which I listen to while I meditate before I go on stage. It grounds me and sort of gives me strength. I’m always playing music and always having a spontaneous dance-off at any opportunity, wherever I am. 2. Favourite book? Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning. It’s a beautiful and profound read. 4. Who inspires you? Richard Branson, The Beatles, Osho. They are all such rebels. Closer to home, community members. There are so many go-getters out there.
Lisa will conduct a lunch event at Noosa Boathouse, Noosaville and a two-hour evening event at the Mantra Mooloolaba on Wednesday October 17. For details visit eventbrite.com.au and search for ‘Lisa Messenger’.
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e have outlined the rules around getting money in to super on a number of occasions. But how do you access these funds once in super? Super has been designed for the sole purpose of providing you with benefits in retirement. To encourage you to save for your retirement, the government has offered significant tax incentives to contribute and invest in super. Given these significant benefits, the government has put strict rules in place around your ability to access these accrued benefits. There are significant penalties that apply to those who access their super before they are meant to. This is of particular significance for those of you who run your own self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). As trustee of your own SMSF you
need to be diligent in ensuring that you follow all the rules around accessing super. The individual member who accesses their super early may be forced to pay significant penalties and interest on the super that has been accessed. Moreover, if you are the trustee of your own SMSF, knowingly allowing this member to access their super early can result in penalties and even jail time. Given the above, I am sure you can understand the importance of following the rules around accessing super. So, what are the rules? Firstly you need to understand that contributions made to super are generally preserved upon receipt in the super fund (in other words, you can’t access them). In order to access these preserved contributions you need to satisfy a ‘condition of release’. The most frequently used ‘conditions’ in which you can access super is where you retire after reaching your preservation age or where you reach age 65. Reaching your preservation age depends on when you were born. When you are under the age of 65 and are retired there is specific wording within the rules that needs to be observed in determining whether or not you satisfy
the retirement-related condition of release. There are other lesser-known ways in which you can satisfy a condition of release that aren’t related to retirement. Broadly speaking, alternative ways in which you can meet ‘condition of release’ include death, terminal illness, permanent and temporary incapacity, severe financial hardship, and compassionate grounds. Individuals who satisfy the definition of permanent incapacity and are unable to return to work because of ill-health (physical or mental) might be able to access their superannuation early. There are potentially some great strategies available for these individuals who are in this unfortunate position. If you meet this condition of release and receive an insurance payout within super because of your ill-health I strongly recommend you seek advice around the tax implications and how best to structure your affairs moving forward before cashing these benefits out. Troy Davey is an authorised representative (no 473122) of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. He can be contacted on 5430 4444. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances; you should determine its suitability to you and consult a financial adviser and consider the relevant product disclosure statement before purchasing a financial product. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
MAKING BUSINESS BETTER Leader of the Queensland Opposition Deb Frecklington addressed more than 120 business leaders last week at an event staged by the Sunshine Coast Business Council. At the breakfast – hosted in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance – Ms Frecklington shared her vision for Queensland. Sunshine Coast Business Council chair Sandy Zubrinich says Ms Frecklington spoke about small and medium businesses, which are the backbone of the Sunshine Coast economy. “Events such as these… ensure our members and other members of the business community have the opportunity to ask our leading politicians specific questions.” Ms Zubrinich says this event, along with a series of think tanks, are examples of how the council can influence and advocate on behalf of the business community. “Our advocacy role is extremely important and we don’t shy away from the difficult questions.”
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SEASIDE SPIRIT Beautiful Tathra has bounced back. WORDS: Candice Marshall, AAP.
t was a late Sunday afternoon in the tiny beachside town of Tathra when a fast-moving bushfire closed in. Residents fled the flames to evacuation centres in nearby towns on the New South Wales south coast. The town was devastated. Fast forward four months, and a Sunday session is in full swing at the local pub. I’d just arrived in town and headed straight to Tathra Hotel to check in. It was a jolly welcome – the bar was packed full of people, spilling out onto the sun-drenched deck, all here to see a popular local band. The Tathra Hotel was not affected by the fires, nor was the school, any major infrastructure or the historic wharf, a drawcard for locals and tourists alike. Most importantly, not one life was lost. Almost everyone I spoke to in my time exploring Tathra was quick to point this out. “It could have been worse” is a phrase I heard repeatedly. I can only assume this positive attitude played a key role in how quickly the community bounced back after the fire. Even the 25 kilometres of mountain bike tracks affected by the fire had been restored, thanks to bike-riding communities rallying together for a series of working bees.
The best way to explore the network of trails is to grab a rental bike from Tathra Beach & Bike on the foreshore and hit the tracks. If you like your feet firmly on the ground there are many bushwalks and National Park hikes to choose from – some that hug the coastline, some winding around lagoons and lakes, others carved into rocks and peaks, all taking in amazing natural beauty, with a high chance of wildlife encounters. And if you don’t see any wildlife in the actual wild, just a short drive from Tathra is Potoroo Palace, a not-forprofit native animal sanctuary. One of the coolest things to do in Tathra is to watch stingrays feed down at Kianinny Bay boat ramp when the fishermen come in at the end of the day. Watch these clever, friendly stingrays congregate for fish scraps, or jump in the crystal clear water with a snorkel and get amongst the gathering. Back at Tathra Hotel a different species gathers – the town’s resilient and buoyant locals – to enjoy some downtime after getting the town back on its feet. Thanks to their hard work and community strength, Tathra is well and truly open for business. * The writer travelled as a guest of Destination NSW.
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ON YOUR MARX
Sami Muirhead is so excited about Richard Marx doing an Australian tour, she’s reliving the teen heartbreak his songs accompanied.
Richard O’Leary says when you get creative, making mistakes is all part of the process – the important part is just doing it.
cean’s apart day after day. And I slowly go insane. I hear your voice on the line, but it doesn’t stop the pain.” Remember those lines performed with such angst and passion (and a pretty impressive mullet) from Richard Marx? Well, pretty soon it will be 30 years since the world number one song Right Here Waiting was the soundtrack to many of our fractured and fragile teenage hearts as we dipped our big toes into the brutal game of love. Yes. I know. How can it be three decades? “If I see you next to never, how can we say forever? Wherever you go, whatever you do, I will be right here waiting for you.” Oh Richard! You read my mind and touched my soul. I loved that song so much in 1989 when it was released. Richard Marx and his power love ballads got me through many a hormonal teenage night locked in my bedroom when I was 15 and in love with George Georgiou. I would lie in my bed looking at my posters of Johnny Depp and Richard Greico and cry rivers of tears after the guy I had a massive crush on dumped me after one single date. Yes. George Georgiou broke my innocent heart after a rather disastrous session at Skateway in Brisbane. I swear that is his name and I thought in grade 10 I would probably marry my Greek god and his mum would bake me eggplant moussaka and those Greek biscuits covered
in white flour for the rest of our lives. It was not to be my destiny. I had a natural awkwardness in my teens that was probably due to my braces and the fact I was super skinny and lanky with long black frizzy hair. But when George dumped me for Rebecca Shay (who had a straight bob and perfectly straight teeth and was average height), it was Richard Marx who got me through the dismal weeks as I played his songs on my ghetto blaster. I could never afford a Sony Walkman. “Or how my heart breaks, I will be right here waiting for you. I took for granted, all the time that I thought would last somehow. I hear the laughter, I taste the tears, but I cant get near you now.” Well, Richard is coming to Australia to perform in a few months and he is even teaming up with John Farnham for a few gigs. Can you imagine if they sing Endless Summer Nights together? Be still my beating middle-aged heart. It may be too much to bear. Thirty years has flown by really fast and some things have not changed. I now binge on rocky road chocolate ice-cream and red wine if I am sad and listen to Adele, but I am bang up to step back in time and hear the man himself belt out some of his anthems. “Oh, can’t you see it baby, you’ve got me going crazy. Wherever you go, whatever you do…” Richard, I will be right there waiting for you. I wonder if George Georgiou will be in the crowd?
Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator. For more from Sami tune into Mix FM.
hen I was a kid, I used to put so much effort into my school projects. I’d get my parents to buy a project book. The left-hand page was blank for drawings and pictures and the right-hand side was lined for writing. And I’d turn over the cardboard cover and write my summary of what I’d just discovered in the Encyclopaedia Britannica. That’s when the problems would start. Invariably, I’d mess up the heading by spelling a word wrong, smudging the gold lettering (weren’t gold pens the best?) or
“Creativity is our normal and fundamental way of being…” running out of room for all the words. Any of these would mean I had to tear out the page and start again. The project book only had 24 pages, so by the time I’d finished ripping out my false starts, it would shrink to a two-pager approaching perfection. My boys have no such troubles. If they make a mistake they just cross it out and keep going. My eight-year-old (happy birthday for Wednesday!) regularly writes rap songs and there are just as many scribbles as stanzas, but the final product is always spot
on. He has no fear of making errors, he instinctively understands that’s just part of the process. It’s taken me many more years to learn that lesson, but I now freehand when I sit to write a few more pages of the book I have committed to completing. It means if I make a mistake, I just put a line through it and keep going. The result is a page that looks unattractive, but where the writing flows freely, the opposite of what can happen when I use a keyboard. So I enjoyed a recent article in the Guardian, where writers, artists and other creative types talked about what’s the key to their creativity, and Marina Abramović, the performance artist who inspired the novel The Museum of Modern Love (read it – absolutely brilliant) offered this: “Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.” But in my humble opinion, the process of creativity was best summed up by author Ben Okri: “Creativity is our normal and fundamental way of being. It is everything else – our education, our social conditioning, our cultural mores, our upbringing – that imprisons our creativity. If you don’t believe me, watch a child at play. To them, all things are possible because they have not learned that some things are impossible. We don’t need to learn to be creative. We need to unlearn not being creative.” So stop reading this column and go create something, and remember it doesn’t matter a damn if you make a mistake.
Richard O’Leary is a journalist, a political adviser and a father who knows there’s a deeper meaning to life, but struggles to find it.
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She may be a mega-rich pop star, but Lady Gaga swears by a few inexpensive pharmacy and supermarket products, proving you don’t have to fork out the big bucks to get products that do the job. One of her favourite moisturisers is Cetaphil. She says it works on everybody and is great under makeup. It’s $17 for 500ml from Priceline and Woolworths. She also loves Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, $8 at Priceline. On the pricier side, she’s a fan of Marc Jacobs Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner, $36 from Sephora and Mac Lipstick in Viva Glam Gaga – Mac is available from Mecca Maxima and Myer.
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Kings Beach Holiday Shuttle Bus To ensure holiday makers and locals all have easy access to our beautiful Kings Beach for the duration of the busy school holiday and festival site build period, Sunshine Coast Council are providing a FREE shuttle service. The return shuttle service, operating between Caloundra and Kings Beach will run morning, noon and night. The experiences on offer at Kings Beach are endless for both the young and the young at heart: Swim in the ocean or play on the beach Explore rock pools and experience the oceanfront saltwater pool Take in a stunning sunset while strolling along the coastal boardwalk Enjoy a large variety of takeaway and dine-in culinary delights The Kings Beach Holiday Shuttle Bus will run as a continuous return service, looping every 30mins (approx.) between Cooma Terrace Parking Station, Caloundra and Ormonde Pde, Kings Beach.
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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Local entrepreneur Kim Morrison is sharing her insights on self-love in her new book. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
unshine Coast entrepreneur, speaker and mother-of-two Kim Morrison’s latest book The Art of Self Love sets out to remind us that self-love is much more than the occasional bubble bath or massage. Ms Morrison has drawn from her personal experiences to develop a six-step process that supports people to stay in the presence of love, and she will share her insights in a fun-filled night of celebration at the Maroochy Surf Club. Ms Morrison experienced incredible highs in the three years it took to research and write the book, but she also had equally emotional lows. “Someone said to me this book is part autobiography, part inspiration and part workbook. What I tried to do was use my own life experiences as an example where other people could see themselves in that story,” she says.“We’ve all had tough times, we all go through struggles and every single person we meet has a story that you would be flabbergasted and surprised with. “My stories are just my stories, but it was very personal and very raw for me to reflect on the number of struggles and challenges I’ve been through myself and what I have learned from them.”
Ms Morrison says she hopes readers will relate to the book and it will become a touchstone for people to realise the importance of opening up conversations around mental health and self-care. “If it helps one person to pull through a tough or challenging time with more courage and grace or if it helps one person to not take their life, that would be its intent,” she says. Tickets to the book launch on September 24 include a signed copy of the book, drinks and canapes plus a night of fun. Visit shinebusiness women.com/events for tickets.
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John Pielmeier’s award-winning drama Agnes of God ran for 599 performances in its first Broadway release in 1982 and has since been produced all around the world. Its enduring popularity lies not only in its riveting and suspenseful story, but in its ability to make audiences ask big questions. Local performers Genevieve Langford, Naomi Clasholm and Yvie Somerville bring this story to life for the Lind Lane Theatre production. The season opens on September 28 and runs until October 6. Visit lindlane.com.au.
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Sunshine Coast-based record collector and Record Fair organiser Mark Grounds and his awardwinning barista wife Cara Madden have opened up Wax Buildup – a brand-new coffee shop and record store situated on Maroochydore’s Aerodrome Road. The store boasts a wide range of new and vintage vinyl and serves great coffee as well as providing the local music scene with a place for artists and musicians to grow and feel supported.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Ear Candy, Caloundra RSL, 11am Brian Carlon, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Nick Reeve, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm Totally Charlie, Caloundra Power Boat Club, 6pm Tony Casley, Club Kawana, 6.30pm Benny-O, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 6.30pm Carl Lynch, Brightwater Hotel, 6.30pm Brett Gadenne, Parklands Tavern, 6.30pm Vibe, Maroochy Surf Club, 7pm Graham Moes, Solbar, 7pm Fonix, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Urban Flow Trio, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 8pm Carl Wockner, Solbar, 8pm The Hillbilly Goats, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm To The Skies, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm Shane Wilkinson, Surfair Beach Hotel, 9pm Janice & The Violets, Caloundra RSL, 9pm Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm SoLar, Rivershore Resort, 3.30pm Steve Hargreaves, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Craig Madden, Dicky Beach Surf Club, 6.30pm Dougie, Club Kawana, 6.30pm Destinys Plan, Caloundra Power Boat Club, 6.30pm Paul Mckenna, Maroochy Surf Club, 6.30pm Matter Of Time, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 7pm Chris Reynolds, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Playing Vegas, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 8pm Dirty Dice, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm Hillbilly Goats, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Wilko, Caloundra RSL, 12pm Ricky Rockstar, Caloundra Power Boat Club, 1pm Mo’Swagger, Parklands Tavern, 1pm OMK, Brightwater Hotel, 1.30pm Adam & Ash, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 2pm Mitch & Trey Duo, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 2pm Mufassa Duo, Palmwoods Hotel, 2pm James G Brennan (duo), Caloundra RSL, 4pm Janice Smithers, Rivershore Resort, 4pm Sol Sunday, Solbar, 4pm Twinfolds & The Sundowners, Solbar, 7pm
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TODD’S TALES Todd Widdicombe shares his favourite misheard song lyrics.
riends, I know I’ve made some bold statements over the years, like “lasagne is just spaghetti cake”, “cats are *&%holes”, “life’s not a fairytale – if you lose a shoe at midnight you’re drunk” and “&%#@ isn’t a swear word, it’s a sentence enhancer”. But today I want to share with you my boldest thought yet. Now you may think I’m being brash here, perhaps you could call me cocky, even arrogant, but here goes. “Hit me with your pet shark” is the greatest misheard song lyric of all time. Sure, the Hendrix classic “scuse me while I kiss this guy” from Purple Haze and Chisel’s “cheap wine and three gay goats” are both excellent additions, but Pat Benatar’s “hit me with your pet shark” is without peer. Now it’s a fact that we’re all guilty of mishearing the words to songs. Sometimes even when we realise we’ve got it wrong, we like our versions better, right? The good news is there’s an official word for misheard song lyrics and that’s ‘mondegreens’. So now I’ve forced upon you what I reckon the number one mondegreen of all time is, let’s check out the following nine rippers. Feel free to sing along. Number 9: The Eurythmics’ “sweet dreams are made of cheese”. Thanks Annie Lennox. You’re a ripper.
Number 8: Madonna’s “pappadum peach”. The Material Girl loves the exotic tastes of India. Number 7: Hothouse Flowers’ cover “I can see clearly now Lorraine has gone”. (In fact there are plenty of tunes about Lorraine. Prince loved “purple Lorraine”, CCR asked the question “have you ever seen Lorraine”, Milli Vanilli “blamed it on Lorraine” and Adele rather violently suggested we “set fire to Lorriane”. But I digress.) Number 6: In Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer, Jon sings “it doesn’t really matter if we’re naked or not”. You’re singing that one out loud, I know you are. Number 5: At the start of the classic Summer of ’69, Bryan tells us “I got my first real sex dream, bought it at the five and dime”. Cheap as bro. Number 4: In the ’90s TLC pleaded “don’t go Jason Waterfalls”. Who the hell is Jason Waterfalls? Was he the actor guy who played the doctor on Melrose Place? Let’s bring it on home with the top three. Number 3: The Go-Go’s classic had Belinda Carlisle singing about “Alex the seal”. (Yeah, you sang that one out loud for sure. Is it “our lips are sealed”? Nah it’s a song about Alex, who happens to be a seal. Bewdy!) Number 2: This is the stuff legends are made of, Elton John’s very public sign of affection to one of the greatest TV stars of the ’80s, “hold me close, oh Tony Danza”. And of course that brings us back to where it all started, Pat Benatar’s “hit me with ya pet shark”. THE BEST misheard lyric of all time. Did I mention it’s the best? Of course there are some honourable mentions too – Tears for Fears’ “sowing the seeds of love/sewing machine’s of love”, Ray Parker Jnr’s Ghostbusters – “who u gonna call, those bastards” and Madonna’s “like a virgin, touched for the 31st time”. You’re saying “Dayumm Todd, I’ll never sing those songs the same ever again”. You’re right aaaaannnnddd, you’re welcome.
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INGREDIENTS • 1 bag Herman Brot Lower Carb Pasta • 2 tablespoons pine nuts • 3 cups spinach leaves • 1 tablespoon basil pesto • 15 cherry tomatoes
METHOD Cook pasta in boiling water for 10 minutes. Toast pine nuts in a hot non-stick pan and set aside. When the pasta is cooked, drain and stir through the nuts, spinach, pesto and tomatoes. This recipe was supplied by Herman Brot.
Buderim Tavern head chef Shandell Ralphs started her studies in the Hunter Valley in 1991. She then travelled Australia and honed her craft on Hamilton Island and the Sunshine Coast. Her first head chef role was at Lorenzo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria in Noosa in 1999. Ms Ralphs joined the Australian Leisure Hotel group in 2004 and the Buderim Tavern was lucky enough to acquire the head chef. As well as being responsible for a team of 18 at the tavern, she is also a peer support chef to 16 other venues, offering training and mentorship to the kitchen teams at those venues. She often presents seminars at local and state company conferences and is a highly recognised expert in her field, picking up numerous awards along the way. Ms Ralphs has been nominated for Chef of the Year at the Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence 2018, which highlights her skill set, level of professionalism and passion for the industry. The awards will be held in Brisbane next month.
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Lose one’s head (5) Agitation (7) Constant habit (3) Ancient Roman amphitheatre (9) To function (7) Block of cast metal (5) Gratitude (6) Niche (6) Stealing (5) Head of a museum (7) Ancient Athenian temple (9) Grow old (3) At no great cost (7) An evergreen shrub (5)
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LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23)
SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22)
You’re keen to power ahead with a financial matter, a business project, or a creative idea. But, expect delays or challenges as Saturn seems to stymie every move you make. Switch your settings to cruise control and use the down time to review your approach.
Expect some relationship rumbles this week, as the full moon stimulates your partnership zone. Saturn also urges you to get the ratio right between your personal needs and those of your family, so do your best to reset the balance.
Scorpios don’t do things by halves … especially when there’s a full moon! You could find it difficult to let go of a grudge or grievance this week. If you stew over perceived slights and sweat the small stuff, you’ll just end up feeling stressed.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21)
CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20)
AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19)
PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20)
Monday night’s full moon shines a bright light on relationships. Socialising with loved ones will put a spring in your step and a smile on your Sagittarian dial. But, money matters look challenging as you are hit with extra bills.
This week’s celestial salad throws a full dose of frustration into the mix, as your power planet Saturn squares the sun and slows everything down (especially at work), which could send your stress levels into the outer stratosphere. Calm down, Capricorn!
With proactive Mars powering through your sign, you want things done now! But, Saturn has other ideas. If you slow down and are more astute in your appraisal of people and situations, it will save you time in the long run.
This week, the full moon shines light on a challenge that needs to be overcome. You’ve certainly got big aspirations, but reality planet Saturn urges you to make a clear distinction between an achievable goal and an airy-fairy fantasy.
WORD STEP Complete the list by changing one letter at a time to create a new word at each step. One possible answer shown below.
LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23) The full moon revs up your gypsy gene and activates your adventure zone. But, hold your horses, lions! If you are too hasty, you could run headfirst into obstacles. You also need to be extra careful when communicating with others.
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QUIZ 1 What kind of spectrum does a spectrometer measure? 2 The quote “First you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the woman” comes from which movie? 3 Which alcohol is traditionally used to make a custard or cream to go with plum pudding? 4 What word meaning to soak also refers to administering medicine to an animal? 5 Which planet is the second closest to the sun?
6 The premiere of which composer’s The Rite of Spring famously erupted into a riot in 1913? 7 What was the title of the 2002 debut album by Norah Jones (pictured)? 8 Which Scottish actor got his big break in the 1993 BBC miniseries Lipstick On Your Collar? 9 In the 2004 ﬁlm Van Helsing, who provides the voice of Mr. Hyde? 10It was once believed that people suffering from what medical condition saw everything as yellow?
Claim to be (7) Early Gothic Paris cathedral (5,4) Chocolate drink (5) One who counts votes (6) A pause from exertion (7) Be in debt (3) The ultimate extent (5) Ancient defences of China (5,4) A piquant sauce (7) Black magic (7) Barely enough (6) Subject of talk (5) US cattle farm (5) Feel regret for (3)
It’s a good week to increase your public profile, complete a professional project, give a speech, or be proactive about tackling DIY projects at home. But, you’re likely to feel rather lonely, as family and friends are preoccupied with their own problems.
QUIZ: 1. Electromagnetic 2. Scarface 3. Brandy 4. Drench 5. Venus 6. Igor Stravinsky 7. Come Away with Me 8. Ewan McGregor 9. Robbie Coltrane 10. Jaundice
CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 23)
Are financial worries festering in your mind? Stop stressing about money and instead do something tangible about it. When it comes to a work matter or a job interview, crank up the Gemini charm and dress to impress!
CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Panic 4 Turmoil 8 Rut 9 Colosseum 10 Operate 11 Ingot 13 Thanks 15 Recess 18 Theft 19 Curator 21 Parthenon 23 Age 24 Cheaply 25 Holly Down: 1 Purport 2 Notre Dame 3 Cocoa 4 Teller 5 Respite 6 Owe 7 Limit 12 Great Wall 14 Ketchup 16 Sorcery 17 Scanty 18 Topic 20 Ranch 22 Rue
GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21)
This week’s planetary patterns hinder your progress, as a project stalls and you feel as if you’re going nowhere. Don’t give up, bulls! The full moon encourages you to tap into your bountiful reserves of inner strength as you keep on keeping on.
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TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21)
The sparks are set to fly on Monday night, when the Aries full moon amps up your fiery and feisty side. Then, expect some annoying frustrations and delays on Tuesday or Wednesday, especially involving your job, future goals, or close relationships.
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GO ON A SLIME-TASTIC ADVENTURE Up the slime factor these September school holidays as part of Sea Life Sunshine Coast’s all-new Slimed interactive experience. Guests can go on a slime-tastic underwater journey as they learn weird and wonderful facts about the slimy creatures of the sea including anemones, sea cucumbers, jellyfish and moray eels. For the daring, scattered throughout the attraction are Black Box Challenges, where guests can stick their hands in a mystery black box and guess which slimy creature the texture resembles. There will be daily slime-making workshops at 12pm and 2.30pm where guests can learn how to create their own slime with tips and tricks from slime-making expert Squishii Cat.
The holidays are upon us again, which means it’s time to get out and about in our beautiful region and have some fun. If you’re stuck for ideas we’ve got loads of activities to keep all the family members entertained these holidays.
Did you know that moray eels are one of the most slippery aquatic animals alive? Or that the master of camouflage, the Octopus, uses his slimy coating to protect himself when finding hiding spots in sand and under rocks and coral? Learn these facts and more as part of Slimed. But be sure to make like a slippery serpent and ‘slime’ in before the experience slips away on Sunday, October 7. From coming face-to-face with colourful marine life including sharks and colourful fish to learning all the quirky and magical facts about the animals that call our oceans home, Sea Life Sunshine Coast promises interactive fun for the whole family. Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, sealifesunshinecoast.com.au
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FREE HOLIDAY FUN AT THE GINGER FACTORY Visit the Ginger Factory this school holidays to witness Blaze, the talented and amazing comedy magician. Visitors of all ages will be captivated right from the start, with a magic show incorporating jaw-dropping illusions, magic tricks, laughter, fun and lots more with shows at 9.30am and 11am daily from September 24 to 28. With an explosion of magic, Blaze will soon be gone, so don’t miss your opportunity to join in the fun at the Ginger Factory these school holidays. The excitement doesn’t have to stop after the magic show. Explore the rainforest walk, where you will find the giant checkers board. See if you can win the game. Jump on board Moreton, the 117-yearold ginger train to discover hidden corners of the park. Then journey around the world on the Overboard boat ride, follow the antics of the runaway Gingerbread Man and let the kids run free in the undercover playground situated right next to the Ginger Café. Blaze magic shows are free, as is entry to the Ginger Factory. Tickets must be purchased for the Overboard and Moreton train rides. 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina gingerfactory.com.au
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A very special event is coming to the Queensland Air Museum on September 22 – The Australian Military Aircraft Display. The display features the Lockheed Neptune, Lockheed Ventura and the De Havilland Caribou, and there are plenty of stories to uncover about the important roles these aircraft played in Australia’s defence and coastal surveillance. Both the Neptune and Ventura were primarily designed as surveillance aircraft and were known as the ‘sub-hunters’ for their capacity to detect enemy submarines. Both aircraft have interesting stories on their way to becoming QAM displays. The Neptune was recovered from Mareeba, was disassembled by 12 QAM volunteers in February 2016, transported to Caloundra on six trucks, and re-assembled over a period of two years.
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The Ventura, a WW2 aircraft, was recovered in 1991 as a wrecked fuselage and had been used to store pig and chicken food on a farm. In very poor condition and missing wings, tail, engines and all internal components, the restoration was a great challenge and has been underway for almost three decades. The DHC-4 Caribou is fortunate to end up at QAM, having been involved in three near-catastrophic crashes while serving in Vietnam. Each aircraft has been lovingly restored by the QAM Restoration and Conservation teams and visitors will have the opportunity to climb inside these historically significant aircraft and hear the stories of their service. All of QAM’s other displays will also be available to enjoy. Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra, qam.com.au
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Life is all about experiences. Whether it’s a heart-stopping adrenaline rush, or simply sitting back and watching the world go by, Caloundra Experiences has something for you. Immerse your rogue team of CIA agents in the quest to finally reveal proof of aliens and UFOs in an Escape Room challenge that will blow your mind. Combine your communication, team work and street smarts to break free of the conspiracy room. Scale new heights at Adventure Empire and build your climbing experience and confidence to tackle one of the local mountain climbing destinations. Young troopers can join a climb fit class designed for kids to learn the skills
and techniques to participate in the sport of climbing. Or join Caloundra Jet Ski’s Bribie Blast – a 25-kilometre wet and wild circuit along Bribie Island. This 60-minute trip always produces fantastic photos. To truly experience the wonder of our pristine Bribie Island National Park, Bills Boat Hire has options for small and large groups of friends and family. Discover the eastern side of the island and explore the coastal haven and its diverse woodlands, mangroves and bird life. Don’t sit back and watch the world pass you by. Take part in a Caloundra Experience today and enjoy our fabulous corner of the world.
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THE WHALES ARE BACK! Now that whale migration in Sunshine Coast waters is at its peak, there’s no better time to go whale watching or swim with whales with Sunreef Mooloolaba. More than 33,000 humpback whales are expected to make their annual migration via the waters off the Sunshine Coast this year and you can see these majestic creatures aboard whale-watching vessel Whale One,
on a traditional whale-watching tour. The more daring, however, can take the plunge on a swimming with the whales tour, joining these majestic and curious creatures in the water for an immersive, up-close-and-personal experience. It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling as one of these giant mammals, some up to 10 metres long, swim alongside
you. But it’s a memory that will stay with you forever. With only 20 guests per vessel, this type of tour is truly intimate watching. The swimming with the whales season finishes on October 21 while traditional whale-watching tours are available until November 2. 12/123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba sunreef.com.au
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Suncity Ten Pin is the perfect all-weather venue. It’s cool when it’s hot and dry and it’s dry when it’s wet outside. With lane bumpers making it easier for younger children and those with disabilities to get in on the action, this is the perfect place to go for some family fun. Whether you are a competitive type looking to strike out as many times as possible, or just looking for a fun way to spend a few hours, you will find
everything you need at Suncity Ten Pin. The food outlet offers drinks and snacks to keep you energised, and those lucky enough to have a birthday coming up can book in a party and have a ball with their friends that they will never forget. To keep up to date with special offers and events, sign up to the iBowl Club today. Mari Street, Alexandra Headland suncitytenpin.com.au
Featuring a cast of more than 20 professional performers and a live band, join Annie, Oliver Warbucks and the loveable mutt Sandy as Mad About Theatre brings a fresh twist on this timeless classic. With an iconic Broadway score, including Tomorrow and Hard Knock Life, Annie is the perfect show for the whole family to enjoy these spring holidays. Minchinton Street, Caloundra theeventscentre.com.au
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HALCYON LAKESIDE OPENS UP WITH A STREET PARTY
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alcyon Lakeside is taking it to the streets on October 13 when the over 50s lifestyle community throws open the gates to the public. Featuring a vibrant and relaxed street party theme, the Open Day welcomes the public in to discover what life is like in the over 50s lifestyle community at Bli Bli. Lakeside’s streets will be lined with food, fun and festivity as buskers provide a laidback coastal soundtrack while ice-cream and doughnut vendors serve up delicious treats. Halcyon Lakeside project director Chris Carley says the day is a chance for potential homeowners to bring along their family to get a first-hand look and feel of the lifestyle on offer in the 232-home community. “It’s a genuine insider’s tour and a chance for the whole family to explore the community together,” Mr Carley says. “They can walk the streets, check out the five-star resort facilities and inspect our stunning display homes that showcase the final stage of homes now selling at Lakeside. “Another important aspect is they get to talk to the real experts – our home owners who love showing off their community, sharing their experiences and providing genuine insights into life here.” One of the first faces the public will encounter is home owner Ruth Craven, who meets and greets on open days. Ruth and husband Phil were among the first people to move to Lakeside and made their decision after attending a Halcyon open day.
“We moved in very early on, so for us there’s a sense of ownership of this place,” she says. “It’s the best move we ever made and I want to share that optimism with people. It makes a huge difference to be able to speak to a homeowner at Halcyon. “It was invaluable for Phil and I to talk to homeowners at the Halcyon Landing open day.” Ruth says some people attending open days just wanted directions while others wanted details of what it’s like living at Lakeside. “I love telling them about what a ball we’re having and how Halcyon genuinely wants us to be happy here,” she says. “I tell them that people leave you alone when you’re at home but step off your doorstep and there’s always someone to chat to and lots of things to do. “It’s a very active lifestyle with so many activities to do and get involved with.” Halcyon Lakeside’s recently released its final stage, Elevation, which features 22 homes located at the highest vantage point in the community. The release includes some of the community’s largest covered alfresco areas to date, while continuing Halcyon’s signature inclusions of wide streets and lush gardens.
For more details about the open day, call Halcyon Lakeside on 1800 050 555.
Just because you need aged care, it doesn’t mean you need to leave your independence at the door. Seasons Aged Care combines the very best in aged care and community living to offer independent units with access to 24-hour onsite care. This is a good option for those who are unable to stay living in their own home but who still want to retain their independence and live in a place that feels like home. Seasons believe your care years should be spent in a welcoming environment, where independence, lifestyle and care live comfortably under the same roof. A place where you are empowered to keep doing the things you love, while you receive personalised support with the things you are finding difficult. Seasons is a genuine nursing home alternative – delivering all the care you’d expect in a residential aged care facility combined with the lifestyle benefits of a retirement village, while you enjoy the comfort and independence of your own private residence. At Seasons, you have your own self-contained apartment with a lock on the door, a varied lifestyle program where you can join in as much or as little as you like, you can bring your pet and couples stay together. Resident volunteers share skills and passions with others while can customise 24-hour care from low to high care, delivered when and how you like it.
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LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY & COOKING AND MORE entertainment and workshops features award-winning Indigenous musicians The Stiff Gins and cabaret stars Australia’s Boys of Motown. With events planned throughout its network of retirement villages across the
Bringing to life the spirit of spring, the festival runs until October 20… The Stiff Gins will perform at the festival
f everyone seems to be dancing but you can’t hear the music, you might be at your first silent disco – one of the many new experiences to enjoy as part of this year’s Lendlease Spring Retirement Festival. Drawing on the sold-out success of previous events, this year’s festival boasts 60 events across Australia, presenting the best home-grown talent from music and comedy, to cooking and gardening, celebrity performances and creative arts. The excellent line-up of music,
country, Lendlease is proudly providing all events for free for over 55s. This year’s Lendlease Spring Retirement Festival will offer fun and entertainment for everyone. Bringing to life the spirit of spring, the festival runs until October 20 and there are a number of events on the Sunshine Coast. The popularity of the festival means bookings are essential. Find out what other events are on offer and reserve tickets at springretirementfestival.com.au or by calling the Spring Retirement Festival hotline on 1800 550 550.
Tony Sandy, Director, Just Better Care Sunshine Coast
CARING FOR CARERS Everyone needs a break now and then, especially carers. Caring for another person is a rewarding experience, but it can also take a toll over time. It is imperative that all carers look after themselves by taking some time out to rest and re-energise. When someone has a disability, or starts getting older, often their partner, family members or close friends step in to provide support. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released in 2015 reported there were almost 2.7 million unpaid carers across Australia, 856,100 of which were identified as primary carers. Many carers put a lot of time into ensuring their partners, family members or friends are living the best life possible, but naturally over time, caring for
someone else can be exhausting if people don’t take the time to care for themselves, too. The sad news is that carers are 40 per cent more likely to suffer from a chronic health condition, and often experience broken sleep, leading to prolonged tiredness. Taking breaks can often strengthen the relationship between the carer and the person they are supporting, while also creating opportunities for the carer to experience new activities, pursue their own interests and enjoy a social life during their down time. There are many service providers that provide in-home respite support, which gives carers time to rest and re-energise with peace of mind. Respite for a carer may mean taking a week off a few times a year for some time away, or a few hours each week to catch up on other activities. Respite can be accessed on a regular or as-needed basis and can be enjoyed at home or out in the community. You can relax knowing your loved one is still receiving the support they need, while you take a much-deserved break. There is government assistance available to provide emergency respite for carers through the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre. Just Better Care will happily organise this for you.
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Perfect summer lifestyle.
New display homes now open
At Natureâ€™s Edge Buderim, the summer lifestyle is resort-style, every day. What better way to enjoy summer than with a 5-star Leisure Centre right on your doorstep? Cool off in a 20-metre pool, escape the heat in an air-conditioned cinema or catch up for twilight drinks on the deck. The architecturally-designed homes at Natureâ€™s Edge Buderim optimise the tranquil rainforest setting and catch cooling breezes, whilst solar panels mean reduced energy bills.
Better still, homes are priced at less than the Buderim median, so selling the family home may help you top up your retirement savings!
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OVER 50s ASKING 50 CENTS FOR FARMERS
esidents at Nature’s Edge Buderim are calling on over 50s lifestyle and retirement communities to join them in fundraising for drought affected farmers by donating 50 cents from every drink bought at social events. Like many in the local community, Bryan Hughes and his fellow Social Committee members wanted to help after reading about the devastating effects of the current drought. Bryan Hughes says Nature’s Edge Buderim Social Committee will donate 50 cents from every drink sold over the bar until the end of September, giving the money to a Sunshine Coast-based aid organisation such as Drought Angels. Mr Hughes is aiming to raise more than $500 and the Nature’s Edge Buderim management will contribute an additional $500. The Nature’s Edge Buderim quilting group has also taken part in the drive for donations. The group made and raffled a quilt, raising almost $300 and bringing the total donation to more than $1300. Drought Angels co-founder Tash
Johnston says there’s a massive shortage of feed for livestock in Queensland. One truckload of hay costs more than $10,000 and lasts just three days to a week at most. “It’s easy to forget how tough it is for people on the land. We’re lucky to live on the Sunshine Coast and it’s only right we try to help where we can,” Mr Hughes says. “We hope other retirement community social clubs will join us in fundraising for this important cause.”
PENSION AGE STAYS AT 67 Today’s 50-year-olds will get to retire on the pension at 67 after Prime Minister Scott Morrison abandoned a plan to raise the retirement age. The Liberal party has planned for years to raise the aged pension age to 70 in 2035, but Mr Morrison dumped the idea. “For senior Australians the retirement age will stay at 67, it will not go to 70,” Mr Morrison told reporters on Wednesday. “If they want to keep working, well they can. But for those who aren’t in that position, the pension will be there.” National Seniors Australia says the move makes sense politically because one-in-two voters is over 50. But Labor leader Bill Shorten, who has long opposed the pension age lift, believes Mr Morrison will try to raise it again if the Coalition wins control of the Senate at the next federal election. “He wants to drop it because he is worried about losing his day job,” Mr Shorten told reporters in Townsville. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Michael McCormack described the about-face as “sensible and pragmatic”. “I think if you’re a tradie or a brickie or a shearer in rural and regional Australia, you don’t want some suit in Canberra telling you that you’ve got to work until you’re 70,” Mr McCormack told Sky News.
Council on the Ageing chief executive Ian Yates said the original plan had caused anxiety for people who needed to work, but knew it would be tough to get a job. The pension age plan was first announced by the Abbott government under thentreasurer Joe Hockey in 2014 but was never legislated. Under the original proposal, the qualifying age for the pension would have increased by six months every two years until reaching 70 years in 2035. It was expected to save the budget about $3.6 billion over four years. – AAP
Retired? Be inspired. Get your tickets to the festival of the year, exclusively for over-55s. The Lendlease Spring Retirement Festival is back again, bigger, better and more beautiful than ever to bring you a lineup of the best in homegrown entertainment across Australia, from music and comedy, to cooking and gardening, celebrity, creative arts and delicious food.
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CALOUNDRA ISUZU SUPPORTING JUNIOR SPORT
Lester Cross with members of the Kawana Junior Dolphins Rugby League Club Local automotive dealership Caloundra Isuzu UTE is helping to foster grassroots sports in our community with the recent announcement of its sponsorship of the Kawana Junior Dolphins. With assistance from Isuzu UTE Australia’s Local Sports Sponsorship Fund, Caloundra Isuzu UTE has shared in nearly $200,000 of funding, which has been injected into junior community sporting teams and clubs around Australia. “Isuzu UTE’s Local Sports Sponsorship Fund is a great initiative that has allowed us to support the growth and development of kids sport in Kawana,” says Caloundra Isuzu UTE sales manager Lester Cross. The program is designed to provide
financial support to sporting teams and clubs for expenses such as facility upgrades, equipment procurement and uniform purchases. “The money we get from the sponsorship allows us to invest in the development of our players,” says Kawana Junior Rugby League president Pat Liebke. To date, beneficiaries of the fund have included a variety of junior football codes, cricket, netball and basketball clubs and even gymnastics and surf lifesaving clubs.
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KEN MILLS TOYOTA RAISES MORE THAN $55,000 FOR SUNNYKIDS IN JUST FOUR HOURS Ken Mills Toyota hosted the fourth annual ‘Millsy’s Pop-Up Restaurant’ on Saturday night, once again fundraising for muchloved local charity SunnyKids. One-hundred-and fifty guests enjoyed what has become one of the Sunshine Coast’s most unique fine dining experiences, in the process raising an incredible $55,000 in just over four hours to support at-risk children in our community. The sellout event has become a ‘must’ on the local social calendar. For one night only, the Maroochydore dealership service centre is transformed from a mechanical workshop into a restaurant – and back again – in less than 24 hours by a team of volunteers from the Ken Mills Toyota staff.
This year the theme was ‘Havana Nights’ with a stunning three-course Cuban menu developed and prepared by Capelli Foods. “This is an incredible result from one evening,” says Ken Mills Toyota dealer principal Brett Mills. “I am so proud of my staff who run this event, and humbled by the business community who donate prizes and their services, and grateful for the generosity of the guests who attend. Tickets sold out in record time this year, which is testament to what a fun night this is for all involved.” Among the attendees this year were Ken Mills Toyota ambassadors and professional netballers Stephanie Wood, Erena Mikaere, Cara Koenen, Madeline McAuliffe and Laura Scherian.
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SUN SHINES ON COAST PROPERTY MARKET While southern city markets may be struggling, the Sunshine Coast property market is on fire. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.
unshine Coast houses and units are making tens of thousands of dollars more for sellers now than this time last year, despite property markets in major cities entering tough times. Independent property valuer Core Logic has identified the Coast as the state’s most solid performer across both markets, with sellers typically securing 6.9 per cent more for their homes in June 2018 than in the same month the previous year. Core Logic’s quarterly update saw the Gold Coast experience the second highest increase at 4.8 per cent, followed by Wide Bay with 2.2 per cent and Cairns at two per cent. When it comes to units, the Sunshine Coast enjoyed the strongest increase with 4.6 per cent, followed by the Gold Coast on four per cent and Wide Bay’s 0.6 per cent. Sunshine Coast property experts say the Coast has found its stride with the unprecedented level of investment in large infrastructure projects, which has boosted employment opportunities and enhanced the appeal of an affordable property market. In fact, the Coast is operating in its own regional cycle, bucking the trends of the major cities, which are beginning to stagnate off the back of a boom.
AMBER FOX – The Property League The Property League principal agent Amber Fox has been in the industry since 2001 and says the Coast market has separated from the capital cities because of the unique blend of lifestyle, growth and accessibility. “We were amongst the first major regional areas to recover from recent lows and I think we’ve just gone from strength to strength as our own little market place since then,” she says. “Major cities have certainly felt some hurt on their housing values and in times past we have typically followed them. Whilst we have felt the typical winter quiet, we are not seeing anywhere near the decline that these cities have and with spring selling upon us, low stock levels and summer typically being our hottest months on the thermometer and in property – dare I say it – I’m excited.” Ms Fox says while there are overriding things that effect every location, including interest rates, lending criteria and global swings, the Sunshine Coast is in many ways self-sufficient. myweeklypreview.com.au
“It’s like we receive a muted effect of the bad bits and hopefully an amplified one of the good. We have lots of owner-operated businesses, so larger industries that don’t impact us as much. We are attractive to tourists. We boast an internationally acclaimed university. We have every type of lifestyle covered from mountains, beach, bush and the ‘burbs, plus every type of market readily available including elite, affordable, medium, family, professional and first-home buyers.
“We have every type of lifestyle covered from mountains, beach, bush and the ‘burbs”
“It’s all within an hour from one end to the other, nicely compacted and within reach of major shopping precincts, hospitals (and our medical services and cancer care are ever growing), main highways and a capital city. “This means we appeal to the owneroccupier and investor because our population is constantly growing, as is our infrastructure, employment opportunities and industry. Look at the amazing new estates that are getting filled, these major developers do their research before committing to years of land development. “The rental vacancy rate is around one per cent, let’s not even get started on holiday letting, and we have airport growth and new access to the highway from major suburbs planned. It’s all moving forward here.”
STEVE TURNER – Platinum Property Platinum Property’s Steve Turner says each major region across Australia has its own unique property market, which are rarely in sync. “We are currently bombarded by all the negative comments about the Sydney and Melbourne markets and these comments do not relate to the Sunshine Coast. “Unlike the southern markets we have not seen massive amounts of price growth over the past five years and we certainly don’t have an oversupply of units, houses or land so the Sunshine Coast cannot be compared in any way to the current markets in Sydney, Melbourne or even Brisbane. “The Sunshine Coast will enjoy a solid property market for the foreseeable future.”
ROSS CATTLE – Define Property Define Property principal agent Ross Cattle, who has been in real estate on the Coast for 26 years, says the Sunshine Coast has now outperformed the Gold Coast for the first time in history. “When you take a look at the Sunshine Coast from a lifestyle point of view, it’s very
unique compared to anywhere else in the country, find me another Sunshine Coast it doesn’t exist, so why wouldn’t it outperform the rest of the country in a world were lifestyle is what most sane people want?” he says. “It’s taken so long for the rest of the country to see how beautiful the Sunshine Coast is and it’s an amazing community of people. I think families are sick and tired of the big smoke and can sell up, cash in and buy a better home cheaper on the Sunshine Coast.” Mr Cattle says he is no longer a believer in seven-year cycles, because there are now so many factors that can impact the strength of the market. “I have seen many cycles, but the two standouts are the early 2000s boom and obviously the GFC, which was the worst time I have experienced in property,” he says. “I don’t believe in buying judging on the cycle. Buy when you’re ready, sell when you’re ready and invest with a strategy and a property that suits your strategy. “Choose an agent based on results and that offers a well-rounded marketing campaign. Selling cheap means you’ll sell cheap, don’t save a dollar and lose ten or twenty when it comes to marketing, it doesn’t cost a fortune but it could if you get it wrong. “There has never been a better time to buy real estate on the Sunshine Coast than today.” My Weekly Preview | September 21, 2018 49
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Coolum 5446 2500 | Marcoola 5448 7444 www.northshorerealty.com.au
LAP OF LUXURY View Saturday 11:00am - 11:45am
• Just 180 steps to Mudjimba Beach along a private walkway… this is Beach Heaven • Freshly refurbished with all major maintenance done for years to come – new 6kw solar system • Master suite on lower level, with luxury spa and double vanities, is well separated from further three upper bedrooms
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• Two open plan living areas opening to northern veranda and stunning 25m lap pool • Stylish kitchen features stainless steel appliances and integrated AEG dishwasher
Mark McDonald 0418 871 059 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Ducted air-conditioning throughout with an extra split system unit in the master bedroom • Fully fenced corner block with wrap around lawn and two alfresco entertaining areas
Unit 11 ‘SIO’ 1 Suncoast Beach Drive Mount Coolum
A DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE • Everything at your fingertips plus luxury & room to entertain & unwind • Spacious front deck capturing views across to Mount Coolum • ‘As new’ and less than a year old this villa features all the mod cons
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SCENIC VIEWS ON A BUDGET View Saturday 11:00am – 11:45am Auction In-rooms 11th October
• Air conditioned, 100% wool carpets, stone surfaces, European appliances • Expansive window & glass doors invite natural light & create a sense of space
4 Kooyonga Court Nambour • First home buyers start your life here • Elevated proudly from the street, great sized block
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• Open plan air conditioned living & dining area
Keith Blanchard 0419 676 037 email@example.com
• Front deck with views over the hinterland • Double lock up garage, storage area downstairs, large yard
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35 Coolibah Street Mudjimba RARE BEACHSIDE VACANT LAND
5 Lerner Street Pacific Paradise
• Vacant land in Mudjimba Beach is becoming very rare • Your last opportunity to build in Mudjimba Shores Estate • Surrounded by quality homes and an above average size lot • Build now or hold for your future dream home • Mudjimba offers a great lifestyle, come and explore today
View Agent on site 10:00am - 10:30am Auction In-rooms 11th October Brad Reed 0419 788 625 email@example.com
27 Richardson Street Pacific Paradise
REFRESHED & ENHANCED
View Saturday 10:00am - 10:45am Auction In-rooms 11th October
• Positioned in a quiet no through road, walk to school, shops, tavern & more • Just minutes to the ever-popular Mudjimba Beach • Renovated, designed with delightful timber feel throughout • Open plan living & dining, stone bench tops, Bamboo flooring • Entertaining area overlooks large back yard; perfect for kids
22 Paperbark Place Mudjimba
Ben Thomson 0447 057 651 firstname.lastname@example.org
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UNIQUE DUAL LIVING IN PARADISE
• Endless opportunities and suitable to multiple buyers • Main house - 2 bedrooms, bathroom & kitchen, lounge room • Studio - 2 bedrooms, bathroom, lounge room & kitchenette • Guest studio is above the garage and has a private entry • Stroll to shopping & medical centre, school, tavern & bowls club
View Saturday 12:00pm - 12:30pm Auction In-rooms 11th October Brad Reed 0419 788 625 email@example.com
Unit 3507 ‘Ramada’ 923 David Low Way Marcoola
• Absolute beachfront enjoy beach walks, or dine poolside • Resort pool, gymnasium, casual dining, sports bar onsite • Furnished, open plan & air conditioned living area • Private balcony with magnificent hinterland views • Perfectly located opposite local shops, dining, & more
View Saturday 11:00am - 11:30am Auction In-rooms 11th October Brad Reed 0419 788 625 firstname.lastname@example.org
3/113 Coolum Terrace Coolum Beach
BEACH HAVEN WITH OCEAN VIEWS View Saturday 1:00pm - 1:30pm Auction In-rooms 11th October
• Fenced and child friendly yard, ideal for sports matches • Electricity bills will be a thing of the past with 5.5kw solar system
Coolum 5446 2500 | Marcoola 5448 7444 www.northshorerealty.com.au
• Recently renovated apartment with ocean views
View Saturday 10:00am - 10:30am Price Offers over $399,000
• Open plan living and kitchen area • Freshly painted neutral interior with new lights, ceiling fans and flooring
Brad Reed 0419 788 625 email@example.com
• East facing outdoor balcony • Pool in complex
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It’s in your nature to seek the best in life.
• Large lots ranging from 658m2 to over 1000m2 • Central to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Nambour CBD, Maroochydore and beaches • 4 mins to Palmwoods • 11 mins to Nambour • 16 mins to Montville and the Hinterland
• 18 mins to Maroochydore CBD • 22 mins to Maroochydore Main Beach • 21 mins to the new Kawana Health Hub • Direct to home NBN connection
45 BLOCKS NOW UNDER CONTRACT AND EOI Civil works for Stages 1, 2 & 3 completed September 2018
Agent on site Saturday 2:30-3:30pm
To find out more about HABITAT
& Sunday 11am-12pm. Please call to
and other exclusive projects visit:
book your appointment for site tours.
1,2&3 NOW SELLING FROM $305,000
Proudly developed by
Exclusively marketed by
Call Sam Walker 0400 730 457 or David Conolly 0438 259 956 or Warren Walker 0412 445 975
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Grant Smith Property
2 Timberdale Court
Set in a court location on the foothills of Buderim is this modern split level residence with an impressive open plan living space featuring timber floors, high ceilings and distinct split level separation on over 1.25 acres. Up the driveway, the home sits elevated on the block with a large flat grassed area separating the home from the private decked pool area amidst established landscaping. • Level Grassed Area & Natural Rainforest Setting • Split Level Living With Timber Floors & High Ceilings • Brand New Carpets Throughout
Marketed At $785,000
Saturday 22nd 2.00 - 2.30pm
• Air-conditioned Living Area • Large Covered Decks On Both Sides • Peaceful Enclave Location, Close To Buderim Village
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14 Buderim Vista Court Tri-Level Cape Cod Residence, Views From Front Porch Elevated Bushland Backdrop, 12,000L Of Water Tanks • Air-conditioned Living Area, Loft Style Attic • Wrap Around Verandahs, Fully Fenced Yard For Pets • Park At The End Of The Court, Picturesque Street • •
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On-Site Saturday 22nd September At 10.00am
Marketed At $649,000
Saturday 22nd 9.30 - 10.00am
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7 Coney Court Peaceful Cul-de-sac Location Established Landscaped Gardens • Air-conditioned Master Bedroom • Resort Style Solar Heated Pool With Spa Jets • Covered Outdoor Entertainment Area With Fan
VIEW Building & Pest Reports Available Upon Request!
Offered to the market for the first time in 14 years…
VIEW Saturday 22nd 11.00 - 11.30am
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KAWANA ISLAND OASIS From page 48
his low-set waterfront home boasts open-plan design, unique entertaining areas, pool and a private pontoon at the back doorstep. With seamless indoor/ outdoor living, it presents a tropical family oasis. The home sits on a 773m2 block and features a butler’s kitchen with soft-close drawers and stone benchtops. Other features include ducted airconditioning, solar panels, a fully-equipped media room, home office, two outdoor areas and barbecue space. The master bedroom has an ensuite with spa bath, alfresco access and a walk-in robe.
40 Surf Road
DECEASED ESTATE – TRADIES ALERT!!!! Tightly held since 1986, this 2-storey brick classic is ripe for renovation or demolition and sits on large flat 632m2 block in a coveted street, bordering Alexandra Headland… This is a CRACKING opportunity to invest in location & lifestyle with exceptional capital gain potential on completion of renovation or rebuild. The home for its age has a well-designed floor plan that facilitates separation of living as well as designed to accommodate dual living. This is a sure-seller with instructions to sell at Auction. Do not miss out!
11 PANAMA COURT, KAWANA ISLAND 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car Auction on site Saturday, October 13 @ 11am McGrath Estate Agents Mooloolaba 5450 8000 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147
On-Site Saturday 10th October 5pm
Saturday 22nd 1.00 - 1.45pm
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VIEW FROM LEVEL 7
Stage One - East Tower is currently under construction. This is your opportunity to customise your new home with a choice of expansive floorplans, interior designer colour schemes and luxury inclusions. Breathtaking water views, grand balconies, pet friendly - Price on Application
Sheldon Busch 0418 743 848 Todd McKee 0418 737 197 Onsite Sales Office Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 11am - 2pm 1 Bright Place, Birtinya reviveoceanside.com.au
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Unit 12, 1 Milennium Circuit “Vardon Point”, Pelican Waters • Immaculately presented, perfectly positioned north facing apartment • Oversized master suite with his/her wardrobes • Spacious Open plan living with a perfect scenic backdrop • Wrap around balcony provides light and space to every room • Separate dining area adjoins modern kitchen with ample storage • Secure double car parking plus lock up storage room with power • High standard,well maintained secure complex.
2 Price Guide Buyers over $475,000
Kerri Johnston 0412 580 184
View Saturday 11 - 11.30am
1 Hankinson Street , Golden Beach • A Real Catch in Golden Beach ! Investor or Owner Occupier • Renovated 3 bed,2 bath + office • Two side access-heaps of room for boat,van and trailer • Drive thru access to work shop at rear of property • 584 sqm block. Beach at the end of street, park across road • Combined lounge/dining area with large sunroom to side • Fans,air con office,securty + bore pump
3 Price Guide Buyers over $600,000
Kerri Johnston 0412 580 184
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6 Cooroora Street, Dicky Beach Nestled on the shores of Tooway Lake where it meets Dicky and Moffat Beach…this is an incredibly rare and once in a lifetime opportunity. • Rare 1216m² waterfront land with direct beach and lake access • Architectural masterpiece with over 600m² of living space • Private grass tennis court adds to this exclusive lifestyle • Grand home with multiple living areas and balconies • Soaring ceilings with lake and ocean views
3 Aucঞon In Rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra Thursday, October 11 at 11am
Andrew Garland 0403 851 777
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Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE
ASK GASKIN TODAY! “BECAUSE IF YOU NEVER ASK YOU NEVER KNOW” David Gaskin has recently joined the successful team at Riddell Real Estate in Woombye. David first moved to Woombye in 1984, so he is truly a local and you can’t beat local knowledge when it comes to buying or selling on the Sunshine Coast. David has worked in Sales and Customer Service roles over the past 25 years and understands the importance of building relationships and working hard to attain great results. If boundless energy and enthusiasm, a genuine passion for helping people and a love of real estate could take a human form it would be David Gaskin. His professionalism, integrity and undoubted interpersonal skills will ensure he gets the best results for you. Call today for a no obligation conversation…….the coffee is on me!! M: 0405 258 765
NAMBOUR: 44-48 FAIRMEADOW RD. “BRAND NEW “ Modern, stylish Townhouse Development offering a choice of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses. Located in a very convenient cosmopolitan position. Features include powder rooms, generous outdoor underroof living areas, air conditioning, NBN ready, dishwasher, quality fixtures and fittings throughout. Stage 1 – Sold Out. Stage 2 Selling Fast! Stage 3 Now Available... from $346,900
OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS SAT. 11 – 12 WED. 4.30 – 5.30
HABITAT HOUSE AND LAND
WEST WOOMBYE: 46 REIDS RD. New Listing! – 3bed, 2bath, 6car, 2.5 spectacular acres, would suit hobby farmers/tree change, horses, trail bikes, close to town!
PALMWOODS: 12 CROWS ASH CRT. Modern 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car home – style & comfort. Close to schools and shops, large fenced yard, low maintenance.
SAT. 11 – 11.40 SUN. 11 – 11.40 SAT. 12 – 12.40 $569,000
ROSEMOUNT: 12 ELLORA CRT. Private and park like, 4 bed, 2bath, 2 car home, 2 sep SAT. 12 – 12.40 $749,000 living areas, light & airy. Character & charm set on 7697m2 of land. WEST WOMBYE: 635-659 BLACKALL RNGE RD. 29.85acre forest retreat, timber pole home, shed with 3phse pwer, 2 dams, walking trails – Adventure Plus
Build your dream home with Mark Bain Constructions in the new Habitat Palmwoods estate. There are multiple house and land packages available within the estate. All packages are turnkey and include fencing, retaining and landscaping. All you have to do is secure your favourite parcel with a minimal deposit and there is nothing further to pay until the blocks are registered. Habitat is a rare land release in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Sunshine Habitat’s elevated blocks offer maximum space, privacy and the best in modern living, all set within the community charm of Palmwoods. Civil works are underway with stages one, two and three and the road into the estate set to be completed next month.
WOOMBYE: U1/33 DAVEY DR. Modern, open plan duplex. 3bed, 2bath, 2car, stone b/ SAT. 11 – 11.40 $458,000 tops, air con in living & master bed, s/screens, NO body corp fees!
SAT. 1 – 1.40 VALUE ACREAGE BUYING
Large lots ranging from 658m2 to over 1000m2 Now selling from $305,000 Sam Walker 0400 730 457 David Conolly 0438 259 956 Warren Walker 0412 445 975
Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 | Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 | John Pyne 0418 710 209 | Virginia Brown 0400 763 837 | David Gaskin 0405 258 765
Feel at home MAKE YOUR MOVE NOW, OWNERS PURCHASED INTERSTATE. Owners have reduced their price on this 4 bedroom unit which is amazing and needs to be seen to be appreciated! • 4 Large bedrooms and the only available on the island • Conveniently right opposite Double Bay beach and park • Top ﬂoor on end so privacy and peace is assured • Great views to the north and very pleasant outlook
TENANTS ARE LEAVING SO WE ARE SELLING!!!
Unit 16, 38 Bahamas Circuit, KAWANA ISLAND
4 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car
Inspect: Sat 22nd 11-11:45am Leanne King 0439 910 235
Feel at home with… Amber Fox 0405 357 735
Amber moved from Melbourne to the Coast in 2000. She lives on 1.5 acres with her family and loves sitting on the deck having Sunday pancakes in her PJ’s. Amber writes & sings gospel songs, plays the piano and enjoys cuddles with her 2 mastiff dogs. She’s an amazing mother of 4 and an almighty Mother of Real Estate.
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Phone (07) 5476 3579 www.thepropertyleague.com.au
18 Gowen Drive, LANDSBOROUGH Only one neighbour in a quiet street, this low maintenance, well laid out property with huge outdoor entertaining beckons you! • Side access, Walk-In Shed, Massive Outdoor Entertaining • Large A/C Rumpus Room, Cosy Formal Lounge/Media Room • 2km to Landsborough township, stones throw to Skippy Park • Security Screens, Tinted Windows and Ceilings Fans Throughout
Offers over the Mid $400,000s 4 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car
Inspect: Sat 22nd 11-11:30am Amber Fox 0405 357 735
SALES T N E C E R F O T R WANT A REPO ET AND SUBURB? IN YOUR STRE 357 735
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Feel at home
Phone (07) 5476 3579 www.thepropertyleague.com.au
6242SQM ...YOUR OWN RAINFOREST RETREAT ON BUDERIM. 24 Clithero Ave, BUDERIM
The tranquility of a spetacular landholding, this Buderim residence offers seclusion with extensive entertainment areas, leading to serene gardens and creek.
• Solid comfortable private family home, short walk to schools, and Buderim Village • Modern Stone kitchen with European appliances wide benchtops and servery • Separate formal and casual living zones, polished timber ﬂoors,open ﬁreplace, decks • Separate selfcontained Guest accomodation ideal for rental accomodation • Tropical inground pool, water feature, and 6 person spa.
Inspect: Saturday 22nd 1-1:30pm
Margie Deighton 0411 399 514
LIFESTYLE ...LOCATION ...OCEAN VIEWS
BEST BUY…BEACHSIDE UNIT IN PRIME LOCATION
5 / 7 Ballinger Court, BUDERIM
Located on Buderim just a short walk to shops, cafes, schools, this unit provides expansive views to the south east coastline • Secure complex & intercom security entrance • 3 Spacious bedroom , airconditioned master with ensuite • Open plan airconditioned living covered deck • Expansive Rooftop Terrace. Fantastic views
3 Bath 2 Car
3 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car Inspect: Saturday 22nd 2-2:30pm Margie Deighton 0411 399 514
Unit 15/1682-1684 David Low Way, COOLUM BEACH
It’s all about location, convenience and coastal lifestyle. Right opposite First Bay and literally a walk to town. Great Value! • Swimming Pool, BBQ, Sauna, Outdoor areas • Reasonable Body Corp with fees just being lowered! • Walk to town, café’s, shopping. Beach just across the road. • Small Ocean Views. Safe and secure complex.
2 Bed 2 Bath 1 Car 128m2
Inspect: Contact Agent Phil Mackin 0438 769 612
PROVEN REAL ESTATE AGENTS On average over 20 years sales & marketing experience per team member
Amber Fox 0405 357 735
Leanne King 0439 910 235
Darren Rix 0416 188 259
Margie Deighton 0411 399 514
Neil Bourke 0417 721 602
Peter Grant 0479 176 422
Phil Mackin 0438 769 612
John Cadamy 0438 033 620
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THE ULTIMATE SUPER SIZER – POTENTIAL WEDDING/CONFERENCE VENUE 57-67 Dales Road, Chevallum 2
If you’re after space you’ve found it – 1250m home on 13+ acres! Boasting one of the largest in-ground swimming pools on the Sunshine Coast and a 20 car shed coupled with 1250m2 home under roof, it doesn’t get much bigger! Situated just a short 20-minute drive to Mooloolaba Beach or Maroochydore CBD and only 10-12 minutes to the University of the Sunshine Coast. With easy Bruce Highway access this truly is an extremely unique and amazing property. Thirteen plus acres with approximately half cleared, all useable and the remainder being the stunning backdrop to this magniﬁcent residence.
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Price: Contact Agent Inspect: Saturday 22nd September 11-11.45am Craig Porter 0411 554 880
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AUCTION SUB-PENTHOUSE LIVING DOESN’T GET BETTER THAN THIS - WE NEED IT SOLD! Aurora 902/8 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore Only once in a while does an opportunity arise quite like this one! This outstanding property has been held for the last decade and has now become available to the new lucky owners. This is undoubtedly one of the best apartments currently available in the heart of Maroochydore with some of the most outstanding views on offer. Showcasing grand living to a high scale with a huge master suite overlooking the stunning ocean and river views with its own private balcony. Call now to Inspect!
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Outstanding & convenient location Two secure underground car parks Top class swimming pool facilities Walk to shops & restaurants Close proximity to the beach & river Ducted air conditioning
Auction: Saturday 6th October at 12.30pm Inspect: Saturday 22nd September 10-10.45am Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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AUCTION ABSOLUTE EXPANSE IN THE HEART OF MOOLOOLABA! 60 Carrothool Place, Mooloolaba A truly unique property offered to the market for the ﬁrst time in over 22 years; a clear testament to the stunning location and prime waterfront position that is on offer. Sitting proudly on over a 1/4 of an acre of picturesque North East facing land, this superb property boasts over 32m of water frontage and would be considered one of the most sought after allotments in Mooloolaba. A savvy purchaser will appreciate the endless possibilities to add value and the potential upside this property offers.
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Auction: Saturday 27th October at 9.30am Inspect: Saturday 22nd September 3-3.30pm Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
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AUCTION DECEASED ESTATE - OWNER WANTS IT SOLD 3
4/59 Buderim Pines Drive, Buderim Don’t miss this opportunity! Properties in ‘Shimmering Pines’ very rarely come to the market for sale and when they do they sell pretty quickly. This gated development is very tidy, highly sought after and is located in the popular suburb of Buderim Pines. This home offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms with open plan living, a courtyard garden and communal pool area. Whatever your needs, you can ﬁnd it within easy reach of this property.
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Auction: Saturday 6th October at 11.30am Inspect: Saturday 22nd September 11.15-11.45am Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
SPACIOUS, ELEVATED AND WONDERFULLY SERENE 80 Sunset Drive, Little Mountain
Your dream home or savvy investment property awaits. All the hard work is done, just move in and enjoy or collect a healthy rental Price: Buyers enquiry in the $500,000’s return. Two open plan living zones and huge North facing weather Inspect: Saturday 22nd September 10-10.45am proof outdoor pavillion. Stephen McMillan 0405 175 162
SOPHISTICATED EASY LIVING - ALEXANDRA HEADLAND
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Perfectly positioned, this stunning brand new architecturally designed duplex is sure to impress. Beautifully appointed and combining the scale and feel of a home with low maintenance beachside living. Call Karen today!
Price: High $1Millions Inspect: Saturday 22nd September 2.45-3.15pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526
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33-37 Turnbull Place, Tanawha At the end of the coveted Turnbull Place, settled in luscious forest, awaits an exquisite resort style home like no other. Arguably the Sunshine Coasts most impressive acreage address. Set on a vast 4002sqm lot, with premier finishes throughout, this property redefines luxury living.
10 - Magnificent indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces - Home theatre with room for 8+ - Beautiful 20M heated pool and jumbo outdoor spa - Relaxing water features in entrance, main living areas, and pool - Miele appliances, waterfall-edge black granite countertops and separate butlers pantry - Detached Guesthouse with swimming pool
Price Offers over $2.5M Inspect Thursday 20th 5:00-5:45pm Wednesday 26th Sept 5:00-5:45pm Thursday 27th 12:30-1:15pm Contact Barbara Noble 0437 199 790 Oscar Noble 0403 093004 www.nobleagents.com.au
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CLOSE TO THE FLAGS ON MOOLOOLABA BEACH Listen for the waves from this ground ﬂoor unit in the heart of Mooloolaba. Just a hop, step & a jump to the Esplanade and the patrolled Beach. Ideal for Owner occupiers and investors. Easy walk to Coles, restaurants, public transport and the Surf and Bowls Clubs. Newly painted and carpeted throughout, this 2 bedroom unit has a large bathroom with both shower & bathtub, plus a separate toilet & laundry. Lock up garage. Body corporate fees are below $2,000 pa.
AUCTION 29th September 2018 @ 12:00PM VIEW Wednesday & Saturdays @ 11:30 - 12PM CONTACT Jean Hamer 0419 034 500 Suzanne Annabel 0411 106 791
07 5445 9200 07 5445 9211 firstname.lastname@example.org www.barnbyrealestate.com.au
PICTURESQUE VIEWS IN PLANTATION RISE ESTATE Perched high in the prestigious ‘Plantation Rise’ in Woombye, with views • Pool and timber decking spanning 180 degree’s over the newly established estate ending with divine • Media room sunsets over the majestic Blackall Ranges. From start to finish, the current • Views to the hinterland owners have spared no expense in the design and construction of this ‘Dall • Close to all major state and designer’ home. This modern, large family home has an easy flow floor private Schools. plan, entering through a large pivot door into the open plan lounge, media • Rain water tank room, dining & kitchen areas, all with Polished Australiana Beech wooden floor boards, flowing through to the 4 oversized bedrooms with ducted air • Solar hot water • Private, elevated 1013m2 Block conditioning throughout the home. Open for Inspection: Saturday & Sunday 11.30-12pm & This Thursday 4-4.30pm 4 BED | 2 BATH | 4 CAR | Pool | Media Craig Barnby 0427 533 731 Address: 9 Ridgeview Place WOOMBYE email@example.com Price: Over $700k
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16 Bonato Road, GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINS
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car
Deﬁned by a creative sense of space and privacy, this large impressive home has been crafted with
Offers over $810 000
attention to detail and no expense spared. Exuding a modern ﬂawless design ﬂowing to a sparkling oasis
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and alfresco, positioned in a peaceful upmarket estate just minutes to the town centre. This property is the
Karen Nicholas 0403 177 609 firstname.lastname@example.org
pinnacle of a tranquil lifestyle sitting proudly upon 2833 sqm of ﬂat land.
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Selling in Caloundra since 1988
www.davidmillarrealestate.com.au | 8 Second Avenue, Caloundra | 07 5491 3344 UNIT 91 “THE PINNACLES” 42 CANBERRA TERRACE, CALOUNDRA
BEST VIEWS IN CALOUNDRA
A chance to obtain some of the best views in Caloundra with this 327m² of penthouse perfection perched on top of
Caloundra. The panoramic views from the three stunning balconies offers entertainment for every occasion and really has
VIEW: By appointment anytime.
to be seen to be believed. Boasting three bedrooms, master with walk in robe, two bathrooms and double secure parking and airconditioning. Rarely do opportunities exist to obtain penthouse living in a complex with well over 90% permanent residents. The complex has a community garden, pool and entertainment area. Inspection will not disappoint, lastly reasonable strata fees make this exceptional value.
CONTACT: David Millar 0418 714 509 Dave Millar 0439 714 509 Office 5491 3344 email@example.com
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We put you first SIPPY DOWNS 102/25 CHANCELLOR VILLAGE BOULEVARD
BUDERIM - Renovated, Quiet Complex, Central
2 BED | 2 BATH | 1 CAR
• Beautifully appointed single level unit located in the Meridian Gardens Complex. • Recently renovated, Spacious living areas and Two large courtyards perfect for gardening and entertaining. • The unit is centrally located within walking distance to shops, parks and medical facilities. • The body corporate will consider pets on application and has low body corporate fees.
FOR SALE: $419,000 INSPECT: Saturday 22 September 11:00am - 11:30am realestate.com.au/128797258 CONTACT: Melissa Hilton 0421 305 437
4 Bedroom Ground Floor Townhouse With 2 Entrances! Designed for home based business this property is an ideal purchase for small business owners who need street frontage for signage, parking for clients, and the ability to be able to work from home; totally separate from the business but in the same building. There is a private entrance to your home plus a separate business entrance. The unit also offers three good sized bedrooms and the master bedroom boasts a spacious ensuite. There is an internal laundry, double lock up garage, visitor parking and fully fenced exclusive use landscaped courtyards. INSPECT Saturday 22nd September 10-10.45 FIRST NATIONAL LIFESTYLE 07 5450 1515 GAVIN FLATON 0414 826 687 WEB www.fnlifestyle.com.au
We put you first MID $400,000’S
BUDERIM 8/61A BURNETT STREET
Lifestyle Living In The Heart Of Buderim! Impeccably maintained and beautifully presented this spacious open planned unit offers 2 bedrooms, an over sized master with built in robe and ensuite, second bedroom is also a large size, 2 bathrooms in total, boasting a generous open planned living, dining and lounge room along with a large private balcony to soak up the coastal sun. This unit offers quality carpet and tiles throughout, split system air conditioning, white shutters throughout including the balcony, a prestige timber kitchen with glass doors, an additional secure storage facility is located in the complex for any other storage needs and the unit also includes one secure undercover parking space. INSPECT Saturday 22nd September 11-11.45am. FIRST NATIONAL LIFESTYLE 07 5450 1515 RACHEL GANT 0408 582 907 WEB www.fnlifestyle.com.au
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We put you first KULUIN 5 / 38 TALLOW WOOD DRIVE
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2 Bedroom Unit / Large Courtyard / Under $300,000!
LIVE, WORK, PLAY!!! • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 7 car accomodation • Main bedroom with air-conditioning and ensuite • Spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining • Tiled bathroom with shower and separate bath • Double lockup garage • Solid brick home on over one acre of land • Dual living potential • Bore water • Large high ceiling boat shed • Massive covered outdoor entertainment area • 5mins to Nambour Hospital
The new impressive flooring has now been laid, the fresh paint is now complete, so we’re NOW ready to go. This lovely and quiet unit is in a small complex of just 5. There are wide open green spaces and a great children’s park close by as well as local shops and transport. Ideal for a buyer looking for a low maintenance spacious unit inside and out and at an affordable price compared to most other 2 bedroom units on the Coast and needs to be sold. This home will sell quickly so be sure to arrange your viewing.
Don’t Delay! Contact Vanessa Today! INSPECT By Appointment FIRST NATIONAL CAROLANS 5441 1344 VANESSA BRUNTON 0467 448 850 WEB www.carolans.net
INSPECT Saturday 22nd 9-9.45am FIRST NATIONAL RIVERSIDE 5446 6186 JASON BURNS 0417 762 001 WEB www.firstnationalriverside.com.au
MAROOCHYDORE ‘MYCONOS RESORT’ 32/45 SIXTH AVENUE
OFFERS OVER $520,000
OFFERS OVER $695,000
MOOLOOLABA ‘BREEZE MOOLOOLABA’ 1003/3 META STREET
OFFERS OVER $970,000
New Kid On the Beachfront Block With sublime architectural style Breeze Mooloolaba is Mooloolaba’s newest beach front holiday destination. The complex was designed for those who enjoy coastal living and appreciate a little luxury in their life.
Love the Beach? Beautifully maintained, this apartment is both functional and spacious with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open plan living and a private balcony. You can even check out the surf from your balcony before you head to the beach! • Generous sized 2 bed,2 bath apartment • Granite kitchen benchtops INSPECT Call now to arrange a private inspection • Experienced on-site managers • Short walk to premier beachside location. FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 07 5443 3377 • Located perfectly in Cotton Tree – The beachside suburb • Close proximity to bistros, cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs. PAUL & LISA ANGELL 0438 443 979 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au • The ideal choice for lifestyle investors!
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The hero of this apartment is the views. The northerly aspect takes in stunning ocean views towards Noosa through to the glass house mountains. Magnificent sunsets fade to a blanket of twinkling lights along the coastline. On site facilities include a pool, spa, BBQ and undercover outdoor dining area – a perfect setting to entertain family and friends. INSPECT Saturday 22nd September 10.30-11am Wednesday 26th September 5.30-6pm FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 07 5444 0800 PAUL & LISA ANGELL 0438 468 378 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au
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Buderim, 15/17 King Street
“Buderim Blooms” Centrally Located Townhouse This spacious, well positioned apartment in the heart of Buderim is excellent buying. The apartment is situated at the back of the complex making it private and quiet. • Three bedrooms with built-ins • Full-size bathroom with separate toilet • Practical ﬂoor plan • 15 units in the complex • Easy access to Buderim Village
OPEN HOME: Saturday 22nd Sept 11-11.30am VIEW AT: www.deﬁneproperty.com.au PRICE: $399,000 AGENT: Amanda Morton 0475 846 626
Mooloolaba, 5/10-12 Kaliinda Ave
Mooloolaba Luxury With A Breathtaking Vista! Spread over three levels this elegant home features a sophisticated open living concept, blending airy and stylish spaces with dramatic views across Mooloolaba, the ocean, as far as Moreton Island. Spread over three levels this unique townhouse is perfect for those seeking private luxury, a peaceful environment in a prime location. This is residential beachside living at its best. Only 8 minutes’ walk to Alexander Headland beach and 12 minutes’ walk to Mooloolaba beach. You will be positioned within a short stroll of Cafés, restaurants and local shops.
OPEN HOME: Sat 22nd Sept 11-11.30am Sun 23rd Sept 11-11.30am VIEW AT: www.deﬁneproperty.com.au AUCTION: On Site Sat 29th Sept 11am AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575
WHERE EVERY ROOM ENJOYS CALOUNDRA’S FINEST PANORAMIC VIEWS! SUNSHINE COAST
1003/111 BULCOCK STREET, CALOUNDRA • 199 sqm of luxury penthouse living enjoying ever changing panoramic views from the Ocean to the Glass House Mountains and beyond. • Double story design allows room for the largest of families, four bedrooms including two master suites, the main with spa, walk in robe and study area. • Impressive living space with stacker doors to balcony, the kitchen is well equipped with stone benches, ample cupboard space and plumbed in fridge.
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• Secure side by side parking for three vehicles plus 11 sqm storage area. • The complex offers resort facilities, heated rooftop swimming pool, spa, sauna, gym, bbq areas and onsite management. • For sale fully furnished with quality inclusions, ducted air conditioning throughout, an inspection will truly uncover all this amazing penthouse has to offer.
OFFERS OVER $1,150,000 OPEN: SAT 12-12:30PM & SUN 10-10:30AM Jake Mackay 0430 283 293 firstname.lastname@example.org myweeklypreview.com.au
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Dual Dwelling with potential 7% return | SLASHED BY $30,000!!! For Immediate Sale Buyers over $580,000 should inspect! | 4a Tytherleigh Avenue, Landsborough TKLVSURSHUW\ORFDWHGLQ/DQGVERURXJKRQWKH6XQVKLQH&RDVWWLFNV(9(5<ER[DQGLVSURYLGLQJDSRVLWLYHLQFRPH,WZLOORàµµHUORQJWHUPFDSLWDOJDLQDQGUHQWDOSRWHQWLDOLVXSWR $800 plus per week, yielding 7% return. This property boasts 2 extra-large self-contained dwellings, consisting of a 3-bedroom and 2-bedroom unit on one title. The Central township location is within walking distance. A 5-minute walk to Landsborough train station, bus, schools, shopping villages, easy access to the major highway and 20 minutesâ€™ drive to the beautiful beach of Mooloolaba. This outstanding property is approx. 255m2 of living areas plus approx. another approx 50m2 of huge covered entertaining area overlooking a rainforest. The block size is 843m2 ZLWKDODUJHHQRXJK\DUGIRUSHWVDQGFKLOGUHQ7KHSURSHUW\LVÂ¿QLVKHGZLWKEHVWIHDWXUHVPRQH\FDQEX\IRUWKLVW\SHRISURSHUW\VWRQHWRSEHQFKHVKXJHNLWFKHQVZLWKPPXS market appliances, 5-star top of the range complete turn key. This property is selling for up to $80,000 to $100,000 below replacement value, compared with other propeties in the same area.
A 2,565m2, Splitter Block Located in Central Buderim, A Rare Golden Nugget, Money Making Opportunity Position yourself to EARN real money in this unique boutique development. Properties with equity uplift and development approval are very sought after. Featuring a beautiful 5-bedroom home on an elevated north facing location in North Buderim. The property is close to private schools, shopping centre and the beach is a short drive. This property has just gained development approval to subdivide into two blocks. Lot 1, the front block will be 1,087m2, potential for a duplex and lot 2 is on 1,478m2 with the existing home. 7KLVJLYHVWKHVDYY\EX\HUDFKDQFHWRGHYHORSDQGEXLOGDGXSOH[RUDQRWKHUKRPHWROLYHLQRURQVHOOIRUDSURÂ¿W7KHWKLUGRSWLRQFRXOGEHWRKROGRQWRRUMXVWVHOOWKHIURQWEORFN RQRUOLYHLQWKHGUHDPKRPHDQGODQGEDQNIRUIXWXUHFDSLWDOJURZWK3OHDVH1RWH7KHVHOOHULVRSHQWRFRQVLGHUEXLOGHUVRUGHYHORSHUVWHUPV7KLVPHDQVDÃ€H[LEOHVHWWOHPHQW options, to prepare for an on-sale opportunity. If you are in the market looking for a small project this could be the one you have been waiting for. We are open to consider all options.
For more information, please contact Michael Knights of Horizon Property Alliance on M: 0409 018 778 E:email@example.com
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32 Pine Grove Road, Woombye
This gracious family home offers super-sized living on a pristine 3172m2 block, with versatile options that could extend to running a home business underneath, subdivision of block, or building a second residence (STCA). â€¢ Super-sized family home on 3172m2, potential 3 lot sub division â€¢ 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, spacious living with modern kitchen â€¢ Huge multi-purpose room under + office, Alfresco entertaining terrace â€¢ DLUG + gated side access, dual driveway & 6mx6m shed â€¢ Rear covered verandah, established fruit trees, close to Woombye â€¢ Exceptional opportunity.. act immediately!
Price: $779,000 Inspect: Saturday 1-1.20pm View: outstandingagents.com.au/20006811 Jason Stock 0411 123 888
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152 Windsor Road, Burnside
MUST BE SOLDâ€¦Owners instructions are clear! Must be sold this weekend, $20,000 price reduction. â€¢ 1,854m2 elevated block with views across Burnside â€¢ Front & rear verandahs plus separate paved courtyard â€¢ 3 HUGE bedrooms, 1 bath (Ensuite potential in Main) â€¢ Large separate lounge & dining rooms + DLUG â€¢ Garden shed, water tanks, town water & sewerage â€¢ Walk to Burnside Schools, TAFE & Nambour CBD
Price: Offers Over $430,000
Inspect: Saturday 2-2.20pm View:
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8 CURRAWONG STREET, MUDJIMBA Auction on site Saturday, September 22 @ 2pm North Shore Realty Marcoola 5448 7444 Brad Reed 0419 788 625
30 AROONA AVENUE, BUDDINA Auction on site Saturday, September 22 @ 10am Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Karen Jones 0405 122 526
Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days:
14 BUDERIM VISTA COURT, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, September 22 @ 10am Century 21 Grant Smith Property 5445 8505 Grant Smith 0410 21 21 21 21 PERTAKA STREET, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, September 22 @ 12.30pm McGrath Estate Agents Buderim 5450 8000 Lou Cooper 0419 021 514 Ambre Perry 0438 162 520 24 BOONGALA TERRACE, MAROOCHYDORE Auction on site Saturday, September 22 @ 10am Cleeton Property Group 1300 689 128 Huan Cleeton 0409 280 762 Liam Cleeton 0418 181 492
The easiest way to check out the latest auction results. 18 DANIELLE PLACE, BUDERIM Passed in / 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Prime Property 5445 6722 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257 Brenden Southey 0417 633 035
MARKET TRACKER A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 17 CRYSTAL WAVES PLACE, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND $1,670,000 / 5 bed, 4 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Karen Jones & Loren Wimhurst 53 JACARANDA AVENUE, MOOLOOLABA $800,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car Next Property Group, Carmel La Macchia 60 PARK ROAD, NAMBOUR $402,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Carolans First National Real Estate, Warren Nonmus 31/239 KAWANA WAY, PARREARRA $530,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Next Property Group, Carmel La Macchia & Karen Jones
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Mountain Creek 36 Carlisle Circuit
Built without compromise, this immaculate 3 bedroom home blends privacy, security and low-maintenance living with an open-planned layout and serene setting to create a home that’s both impressive on the eye and practical in nature! Situated in the highly revered Brightwater Estate, convenience and lifestyle has never been so accessible. With schools, lakes, shops, beaches, university and the Bruce Highway all within 10 minutes, there’s never been a better time to secure your future.
Contact Agent View By Appointment buderim.harcourts.com.au/QB3425
Michael Chapman 0422 010 000
Mooloolaba 3 Bauhinia Drive
Best Buy in Mooloolaba An opportunity exists for first home buyers, investors or those looking to build a new home in this popular and convenient location. If you are a first home buyer, secure your future now. Investors, this property is ready to join the rental pool with a solid rental history. If you are looking for a site to build your new home, a double storey construction on this site will reward you with sweeping views towards the Glasshouse Mountains and Caloundra.
• Popular location, just minutes to beach and shopping • Easy, fast access to Sunshine Motorway • Currently 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 garage • Well fenced 597m2 block • Entry level opportunity in a great position • Be quick, book your inspection now!
On Site Sunday 30th September 11.00am View Saturday 12.00 – 12.30pm buderim.harcourts.com.au/QB3477 Rob Gardner 0409 720 148
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6pm Grand Designs. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Gardening Australia. 8.30 Father Brown. (PG) Father Brown looks after Lady Felicia’s niece. 9.20 Shetland. (M) An elderly Shetlander is found dead. 10.15 QI. (M)
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 MOVIE Thor. (2011) (M) Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman. The god of thunder is forced to live among mortals. 10.50 To Be Advised.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL. Preliminary ﬁnal. Melbourne Storm v Cronulla Sharks. From AAMI Park, Melbourne. 10.45 MOVIE Three Kings. (1999) (MA15+) George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg. Four American soldiers, based in Iraq, ﬁnd a map they believe will lead them to stolen gold.
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. 8.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) Hosted by Tom Gleisner. 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 Street Smart. (PG) 11.00 To Be Advised.
6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Extreme Railway Journeys: Australia’s Outback Railway. 8.30 MOVIE Hell Or High Water. (2016) Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine. A divorced father and his brother resort to robberies. 10.25 SBS World News Late.
6pm Compass. (PG) 6.30 Back Roads. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 The Split. (PG) 8.30 Miniseries: Apple Tree Yard. (MA15+) Part 1 of 4. 9.25 Rake. (M) A new Prime Minister takes ofﬁce. 10.20 The Last Post. (M)
6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb. (2014) (PG) Ben Stiller. 9.00 MOVIE Thor: The Dark World. (2013) (M) Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman. Thor battles to save Earth from a shadowy enemy. 11.15 To Be Advised.
6pm Nine News Saturday. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL. Preliminary ﬁnal. Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs. From Allianz Stadium, Sydney. 10.45 True Story With Hamish & Andy. (PG) 11.15 MOVIE The Call. (2013) (MA15+) Halle Berry.
6pm Luxury Escapes. 6.30 David Attenborough’s Africa: Kalahari. 7.30 Ambulance. (M) An insight into the ambulance service. 8.45 Law & Order: SVU. (M) Cassidy’s testimony causes a mistrial. 10.45 To Be Advised. 11.45 Bull. (PG)
6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Drain The Bermuda Triangle. 8.30 Amy Winehouse: Back To Black. A look at the Back to Black album. 9.30 Sugar Crash. (PG) A look at Ireland’s over-consumption of sugar. 10.30 Grand Tours Of The Scottish Islands.
6pm Catalyst. 7.00 ABC News Sunday. 7.40 Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure. Part 1 of 4. 8.30 Rake. (M) Morrow becomes the new PM. 9.30 Vera. (M) A surgeon’s murder is investigated.
6pm Seven News. 7.00 Sunday Night. 8.00 The Story Of The Royals. (PG) Part 1 of 2. 10.00 Crime Investigation Australia: Most Infamous: The Killing Fields Of Truro. (MA15+) A look at the Truro murders. 11.15 Criminal Confessions. (M)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 The Block. (PG) 8.30 60 Minutes. Current affairs program. 9.30 City Of Evil. (MA15+) Part 3 of 4. 10.30 See No Evil: Megan Holden. (M) 11.30 Conspiracy: The Lord Lucan Dossier. (M)
6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 6.30 The Sunday Project. 7.30 MOVIE Happy Feet. (2006) (G) Elijah Wood. 9.50 When Corden Met Paul McCartney. 10.50 Sports Tonight. 11.35 Sherlock Holmes: Elementary. (M)
6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Rome’s Invisible City. Explores the hidden side to Rome. 8.30 20 Years On Death Row: From Death To Hope. Part 3 of 4. 10.40 Fourth Estate: The NY Times And Trump. (M)
6pm Grand Designs. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story. 8.30 Four Corners. An investigation into the business of aged care. 9.15 Media Watch. (PG) 9.35 David Attenborough’s Flying Monsters.
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) A drunk driver puts herself and others at risk. 8.30 MOVIE Captain Phillips. (2013) (M) Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi. A cargo ship captain surrenders himself to pirates.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.40 Doctor Doctor. (PG) Penny ﬁnds her perfect match. 9.40 Dr Christian Jessen Will See You Now. (M) 10.40 100% Footy. (M) 11.40 Two And A Half Men. (PG)
6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Australian Survivor. 8.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 9.30 Street Smart. (PG) 10.00 Graham Norton Show. (M) 11.00 Man With A Plan. (PG) 11.30 WIN News.
6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 The Other Prince William. (PG) 8.30 Hugh’s Fat Fight. Part 2 of 3. 9.40 24 Hours In Emergency: My Other Half. (M) A man falls through a skylight. 10.35 SBS News.
6pm Grand Designs. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Foreign Correspondent. 8.30 Exposed: The Case Of Keli Lane. (M) Part 1 of 3. 9.30 David Attenborough’s Conquest Of The Skies: Triumph. 10.25 ABC Late News.
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Take Me Out. (M) 8.45 800 Words. (PG) George and Shay grow further apart. 9.45 Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back. (MA15+) 10.45 Chicago Fire. (M)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.40 True Story With Hamish & Andy: Murray. (PG) Australians recount hilarious true stories. 9.40 Kath & Kim. (PG) 10.50 Mom. (M) 11.45 The Closer. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 Australian Survivor. Presented by Jonathan LaPaglia. 9.00 Bull. (M) Bull helps a man who changed his identity after unwittingly assisting in a robbery. 11.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)
6pm Chefs’ Line. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 8.30 Insight. Presented by Jenny Brockie. 9.30 Dateline. 10.00 The Feed. 10.30 SBS News.
7pm ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Hard Quiz. (PG) 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (M) Hosted by Shaun Micallef. 9.00 Back In Very Small Business. (M) 9.30 Black Comedy. (M) 10.00 Miniseries: Bucket. (M)
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 Motorbike Cops. (PG) 8.30 9-1-1. (M) A man is crushed in a garbage truck. 9.30 Criminal Minds. (M) The CDC calls on the team for help.
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.40 Bite Club. (M) Zoe and Dan investigate a woman’s death. 9.40 Inside Crime: Evil Intent. (MA15+) Part 3 of 4. 10.55 Lethal Weapon. (M) 11.50 Rizzoli & Isles. (M)
6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Bachelor Australia. 8.30 Playing For Keeps. (M) The players and their families deal with a tragedy. 9.30 MOVIE The Switch. (2010) Jennifer Aniston. 11.30 WIN News.
6pm Chefs’ Line. 6.30 News. 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. 8.05 Food Safari Water. (PG) 8.35 Hidden Restaurants With Michel Roux Jnr. Part 3 of 4. 9.30 Deep State. (MA15+) 10.30 Bosch.
YOUR PRIME TIME TV GUIDE
6pm Grand Designs. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Grand Designs Australia. 8.50 Loch Ness. (M) Annie and DCI Quigley pursue the killer. 9.40 QI. (M) 10.10 ABC Late News. 10.40 The Business.
6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Shawshank Redemption. (1994) (M) Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins. Two prisoners develop a friendship. 11.30 Autopsy USA. (MA15+)
6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Driving Test. (PG) 8.00 RBT. (PG) 8.30 The NRL Footy Show. (M) 10.30 True Story With Hamish & Andy. (PG) 11.00 The AFL Footy Show. (M)
6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Bachelor Australia. 8.30 Gogglebox. Opinionated viewers discuss TV shows. 9.30 Blue Bloods. (M) A string of drive-by shootings are investigated. 11.30 WIN News.
6pm The Chefs’ Line. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Tony Robinson Down Under: Still Stroppy Beggars. (PG) 8.30 War And Peace. Three young people ﬁnd their lives changed forever. 10.20 Outlander.
AUCTION Saturday 22nd September 10am
Programs are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by the networks.
MAROOCHYDORE 24 BOONGALA TERRACE • Personality plus & beautifully modernized • High vaulted ceilings, exposed beams
VIEW Saturday 22nd Sept from 9.30am
timber framed windows, plantation shutters • Family sized magnesium mineral pool • Secured parking for boats/caravans
AUCTION This Saturday 22nd Sept at 10am
• Cosy log fireplace
HUAN CLEETON 0409 280 762 78 My Weekly Preview | September 21, 2018
LIAM CLEETON 0418 181 492
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7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Hard Quiz. 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 9.00 Schitt’s Creek. 9.30 Blackadder The Third. 10.00 Peep Show.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Border Security: International. (PG) 8.30 Selling Houses Australia. 11.30 Border Security: International. (PG)
6pm To Be Advised. 7.00 Friday Night Countdown. 7.30 Football. AFL. Preliminary Final. Richmond v Collingwood. 11.00 American Dad! 12am Swamp People.
6pm MOVIE Earth To Echo. (2014) (PG) Teo Halm. 7.45 MOVIE Free Birds. (2013) (G) Woody Harrelson. 9.40 MOVIE K-9. (1989) (M) James Belushi, Mel Harris. 11.50 WWE Smackdown. (MA15+)
6.30pm Customs. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Airport Security Colombia. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Argo. (2012) (M) Ben Afﬂeck. 10.50 House. (M) 11.50 Airport Security Colombia.
6.30pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 11.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)
6pm Pointless. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Street Smart. (PG) 7.30 Raymond. 8.30 MOVIE Looking For Alibrandi. (2000) (M) Pia Miranda. 10.40 Sex And The City. (M) 11.10 James Corden.
7.20pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Mock The Week. 9.00 Live At The Apollo. 9.45 Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central.
6.30pm Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 7.30 Mighty Cruise Ships. 8.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 Air Crash Investigation. (M)
6pm AFL Post-Game Show. 7.00 World’s Craziest Fools. (PG) 8.00 Family Guy. (M) 10.30 American Dad! (M) 12.30am Swamp People. (PG)
7pm MOVIE Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. (2011) (G) 8.45 MOVIE Evan Almighty. (2007) (G) Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman. 10.45 Kevin Can Wait. (PG) 11.40 2 Broke Girls. (M)
6.30pm MOVIE Catch Me If You Can. (2002) (M) Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks. 9.20 MOVIE Absolute Power. (1997) (M) Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris. 11.50 The Hunt. (PG)
6pm Scorpion. (PG) 8.00 MacGyver. 9.00 Bergerac. (M) 10.10 Allo! Allo! (PG) 11.20 MOVIE Legendary. (2013) (M) Scott Adkins, Dolph Lundgren, Yi Huang.
6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 9.30 Gogglebox. 10.30 Street Smart. (PG) 11.00 Robotech: The Masters. (M)
7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 9.05 Tom Gleeson At Enmore Theatre. 10.05 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. 10.50 Would I Lie To You?
6pm Mighty Cruise Ships. 7.00 Border Security: International. (PG) 8.00 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG)
6pm Megastructures. (PG) 7.00 MOVIE The Waterboy. (1998) (PG) 8.45 MOVIE Batman Begins. (2005) (M) Christian Bale, Michael Caine. 11.30 Family Guy. (M) 12am Swamp People. (PG)
6pm Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Superman Returns. (2006) (M) Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey. 11.45 The Big Bang Theory. (PG)
7pm Midsomer Murders. (PG) 9.00 DCI Banks. (M) 10.00 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 11.00 The Closer. (M)
6pm Scorpion. (PG) 7.00 The Life Of Mammals. 9.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 9.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Race 14. Aragon Grand Prix. 11.00 Car Crash Britain.
6pm Frasier. (PG) 7.00 Raymond. 8.00 Raymond. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Time Traveller’s Wife. (2009) (M) Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams. 10.30 Raymond. 11.30 Raymond. (PG)
7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. 8.40 Josh. 9.10 Schitt’s Creek. 9.30 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. 10.15 Peep Show.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Foyle’s War. (M) 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 Medical Emergency. (PG)
6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 AFL Brownlow Medal: Red Carpet. 8.15 AFL Brownlow Medal. 11.15 Family Guy. (M) 12.15am Swamp People. (PG)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Gamer. (2009) (MA15+) Gerard Butler, Amber Valletta, Michael C Hall. 11.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG)
6pm Vet On The Hill. 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 Death In Paradise. 8.40 New Tricks. (M) 9.50 Born To Kill? Class Of Evil. 10.50 Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons.
6.30pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 11.30 CSI: Miami. (MA15+)
6pm Pointless. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Frasier. (PG) 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 8.30 The Flash. (M) 10.30 Sex And The City. (M) 11.00 James Corden. (M)
7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Mock The Week. 8.35 The IT Crowd. 9.00 Schitt’s Creek. 9.30 The Inbetweeners. 9.55 Peep Show. 10.20 Workaholics.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys. (M) 8.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. (M) 10.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 11.30 Medical Emergency. (PG)
6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Aussie Salvage Squad. (M) 9.30 Highway Thru Hell. (PG) 10.30 Counting Cars. (PG) 12am Swamp People.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE American Sniper. (2014) (MA15+) Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner. 11.45 The Big Bang Theory. (PG)
6pm Vet On The Hill. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.40 Major Crimes. (M) 11.40 Law & Order. (M)
6.30pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 8.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 10.30 CSI: NY. (MA15+) 11.30 48 Hours. (M)
6pm Pointless. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Frasier. 7.30 Raymond. 8.00 Raymond. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 9.30 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. (M) 10.30 Sex And The City.
7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Absolutely Fabulous. 8.30 The Catherine Tate Show. 9.00 Schitt’s Creek. 9.30 The Moaning Of Life. 10.10 Peep Show.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Rosemary & Thyme. (PG) 8.30 Judge John Deed. (M) 10.30 Cities Of The Underworld. (PG) 11.30 Medical Emergency. (PG)
6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 The Simpsons. (M) 8.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.00 The Simpsons. (M) 9.30 Family Guy. (M) 11.00 American Dad! 12am Black-ish.
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Point Break. (1991) (M) Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty. 11.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG)
6pm Vet On The Hill. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 8.40 Agatha Christie’s Marple. (PG) 10.40 Cold Case. (M) 11.40 Law & Order. (M)
6.30pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 8.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.30 CSI: NY. (MA15+)
6pm Pointless. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Frasier. 7.30 Raymond. 8.30 MOVIE Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life. (2003) (M) 10.30 Sex And The City. 11.00 James Corden.
7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Chandon Pictures. 8.30 The Hollowmen. 9.00 Schitt’s Creek. 9.30 Black Comedy. 10.00 Back In Very Small Business.
6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 11.30 Medical Emergency. (PG)
6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 American Restoration. (PG) 8.30 The Front Bar. (M) 10.30 MOVIE Kick-Ass 2. (2013) (MA15+) 12.30am American Daredevils. (M)
6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 The Middle. (PG) 8.30 Survivor: David Vs Goliath. (PG) 10.00 MOVIE Into The Blue 2: The Reef. (2009) (MA15+) Chris Carmack.
6pm Vet On The Hill. (PG) 7.00 As Time Goes By. (PG) 7.30 Call The Midwife. (M) 8.40 MOVIE Runaway Jury. (2003) (PG) John Cusack, Gene Hackman. 11.05 Unforgettable. (M)
6.30pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 8.30 Car Crash Global. (PG) 9.30 The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters. 10.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)
with MWP’s man in the water
So the difference between a turtle and a tortoise is that one can pull their head in when in danger. Sadly, a massive loggerhead turtle was not so lucky at Moffat Beach and had his head bitten off! He washed up and is too heavy to remove so I think he will be staying put for a bit. Meanwhile, things are looking ordinary in the way of waves, so it might be time for a road trip down south. Or, grab a cheap flight to Indo because you ain’t scoring around here for a while. Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food but no atmosphere! Bahaha.
6pm Pointless. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Frasier. (PG) 7.30 Raymond. 8.30 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 9.30 Sex And The City. (M) 10.00 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 11.00 James Corden. (M)
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