Page 1





01.indd 1

25/03/2019 1:57:23 PM

NOW OPEN Visit David Jones Sunshine Plaza located on Level 1 and explore a great range of fashion, beauty, kids and home, as well as an instore Café, Personal Shopping Suite and by-appointment Beauty Rooms. Discover a curated range of coveted Australian and International brands including:







OPENING OFFERS RECEIVE A $20 DAVID JONES GIFT CARD when you spend $150 or more^ on a range of full-priced women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion, shoes and accessories*

ENJOY 10% OFF a range of full-priced women’s fashion, footwear and accessories as our gift to you†

KIDS’ FACE PAINTING visit our childrenswear department across our opening weekend to enjoy complimentary face painting THURSDAY 28 - SUNDAY 31 MARCH 11-4PM


^In one transaction, if the purchased item is returned, the gift card must also be returned or its value will be deducted from the refund. *Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer available at David Jones Sunshine Plaza from 28/03/19 – 14/04/19. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. Visit for details. This offer is not available on the purchase of gift cards or lay-by purchases. Gift card expires 1 month from date of issue. Offer is limited to a maximum of 5 redemptions per customer. †Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer available at David Jones Sunshine Plaza from 28/03/19 – 31/03/19. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. Visit for details. 1. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer available at David Jones Sunshine Plaza when customers sign up to the Politix instore database.

02.indd 1

25/03/2019 1:59:06 PM





03.indd 1



25/03/2019 3:44:16 PM

04.indd 1

25/03/2019 11:34:23 AM

05.indd 1

25/03/2019 11:37:13 AM







WAS $20,024 NOW ONLY













WAS $22,777 NOW ONLY




WAS $40,083 NOW ONLY





HO2627 O



WAS $29,987 NOW ONLY









NOW UP TO $2,900* OF VALUE ACROSS OUR SUV MODELS LET’S HELP YOU INTO A HONDA CRICKS HONDA SUNSHINE COAST 88 Sugar Road, Maroochydore | 5450 3300 | ^Available on selected new and ex-demo models except those used for commercial purposes, where a 7-year/200,000 kilometre (whichever occurs first) warranty is applicable. Honda warranties apply where due care is exercised by the owner and the vehicle is maintained in accordance with the Owner’s Warranty and Service Manual. Please visit for full terms and conditions. +Drive away price shown, while stocks last. *Available whilst stocks last, on selected new and ex-demo CR-V and HR-V models, purchased during 13/2/2019–15/4/2019 and delivered before 15/4/2019. Not transferable or exchangeable for cash. Private buyers only. Honda reserves the right to change or extend any offers.

06.indd 1

25/03/2019 11:50:49 AM


ISSUE 544 March 29, 2019


Fans of Keith Urban and Bryan Adams will love this mega tribute show at Maroochy RSL on Saturday, April 6. The X Factor finalist Farren Jones rocks out on stage, belting out all of the hits made famous by the two performers. You’ll be singing and dancing along, with plenty of fun to be had. Tickets are $59 each and include a two-course dinner and the show. Thanks to Maroochy RSL, we have two double passes to give away. Head to our website to enter.



t the start of each working week, as we put the newest edition of the magazine to bed, I take a few minutes to reflect on the content. Sure, I know what is featured on each page – the stories, imagery, headlines and design elements. A lot of planning and time goes into those pages. But this reflection is different. It’s my time to hit the pause button and mindfully read the stories and think further about the people who are attached to those words. Some weeks, with particularly heartbreaking stories, I fight back tears. Other times I laugh out loud. But at the end of the day there is always something that I take away from that time – pure joy or a lesson learned. This week, the story of Kawana mother Leanne Weyer is what I will carry with me. Leanne, you are amazing. The 47-year-old victim of melanoma is creating memory boxes for her children and husband to cherish after she is gone. She shows such strength in a time of sadness. I have seen what metastatic melanoma does to a person. It is devastating, which is why we need to come together as a community to raise awareness, education and funds to overcome this horrific disease. Almost 500 cases are diagnosed on the Sunshine Coast each year alone. So do yourself, and your family, a favour and book in for a skin check. Teach your kids the age-old message, ‘slip, slop, slap’. They’ll thank you for it later in life. Until next week, take care.

For more information visit



01.indd 1

22/03/2019 10:42:01 AM

Be inspired by this month’s My Renovation. Produced by the MWP team, it’s the only local monthly magazine dedicated entirely to home style, DIY and renovation ideas.


THIS WEEK THE LOVE – The Globetrotters 12 SHARING have been entertaining audiences for 93 years. 18

MY HOME – Stylish products to bring a sense of luxury into your space.


LOCAL NEWS – People affected by melanoma are on the march to raise awareness. @myweeklypreview @myweeklypreview #mwp #myweeklypreview #sunshinecoast #celebratelife


HELP – Need to know more about 34 SEEKING the NDIS? Don’t miss this three-page feature.

REGULARS 10 16 20 28

Fast facts Socials News summary My opinion

+ PROPERTY 29 30 37 62

From page 38.

Shop local My time Puzzles TV guide

COVER IMAGE: Kris ‘Hi-Lite’ Bruton Image: The Harlem Globetrotters.


Choose iQ Shutters for all your INTERNAL SHUTTERS


to enter Head to and click on the win tab. Full terms and conditions are also available online.

M Weekly Preview is a high-quality magazine delivering more of what matters to the Sunshine My C Coast. It features news, business, regular columnists, interesting facts and figures for that hot topic at the dinner table, motoring, socials, travel, health, lifestyles and more, as well as the most up-to-date iinformation f on local real estate. The magazine is 100% locally owned, which means we don’t just talk about being local, we are local, we live it every day. Delivered fresh every Friday. We’re also conscious of the environment at MWP – all our home delivered magazines are wrapped in biodegradable plastic.

Candice Holznagel


Window Furnishings









PHONE 5444 0152 PO Box 6362, Maroochydore BC, Qld 4558. PUBLISHERS Anar Higgins, Darryl Olson, Michael Kramer, Noel Olson EDITORIAL Candice Holznagel, Leigh Robshaw, Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane, Jemma Pearson DESIGN Kath Hawkins, Anita McEwan, Bradley Golding, Kerri Michael ADVERTISING Dave Hawkins, Bethan Eaton, Danielle Bussa, Kristie Waite, Nicky Spencer, Belinda Bollen DISTRIBUTION For publishers’ statement see the TV guide.

With over 25 years experience in window furnishings, we believe in supporting Australian suppliers and giving our customers the opportunity to buy locally while providing quality products at the best possible prices. CALL TODAY FOR AN OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE.




5437 6405 Visit our factory showroom Unit 3, 28 Premier Cct, Warana

07.indd 1


My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019 7

25/03/2019 3:47:34 PM


READY TO SHINE Where do you live? Twin Waters, where I have lived for the past 16 years. First job? A check-out chick at Coles in Caloundra. What are you currently working on? Lots of projects – my fourth book, SHINE Business Women events and initiatives as well as my travel, conference and event management programs for Spectacular Events. First car? A bronze Mitsubishi Sigma. Favourite book? Winging It by Emma Isaacs and anything by Marian Keyes or Philippa Gregory. If your life was a book, what would be the title? A Passionate Life. I am always on the go and full of ideas that I get VERY excited about. What are you reading now? The Awakened Woman by Tererai Trent. I am fascinated after listening to Oprah’s podcasts featuring her “all-time favourite interviewee”.

Zoë Sparks

r u e n e r p e r ent

BIO Zoë Sparks recently celebrated 20 years in business on the Sunshine Coast. Ms Sparks has an interest in helping women in business, so she launched SHINE Business Women in March last year to complement her travel and event business. She is a former Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Outstanding Business Woman of the Year and two-time finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

8 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

08.indd 1


Favourite song and why? Dancing Queen by ABBA. It reminds me of my teens, my twenties and lots of fun conference events.

venue that has multiple large rooms. It is starting to happen but we lose a lot of conference business at the moment because venues only have one large room. Best days in your life and why? The two days that my sons were born – they are my greatest achievement and I would be lost without them. Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point and why? The day I was named the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Outstanding Business Woman of the Year in 2004. It catapulted my business into the spotlight and has led to the launch of SHINE Business Women and four business books. Your greatest regret? Everything happens for a reason, I don’t ‘do’ regrets.

“Work hard and play hard. Don’t sweat the small stuff as things will usually work out”

What are you watching right now, would you recommend it, and why? Versailles, a series about Louis XIV that I started watching on a plane to Canada. I love history and all things French, so it ticks all the boxes for me and fills in the gap until the next Outlander series comes to Netflix.

You are happiest when? I am lying in the sun reading a good book, or travelling the world. What frustrates you the most? Negative people who always look for problems or issues. I always look for the silver lining in everything. How do you deal with your frustrations? I tend to take over and make things happen. I’m a doer and never stop.

If you could tell your 18-year-old self anything, what would it be? Work hard and play hard. Don’t sweat the small stuff as things will usually work out. Look after your body, mind and soul.

When was the last time you played sport and what was it? I’ve never been a team-sport player but I do yoga a couple of times a week and get to the gym when I can.

If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be? Mary Queen of Scots, Richard Branson and Nigella Lawson – people who make an impact and intrigue me.

Best advice you’ve been given? If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.

If you won $1 million, how would you spend it? Travel, travel and more travel!

What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast and why? So many but eating at Rice Boi is a big favourite at the moment! And I love the walk between the Alex Surf Club and the Mooloolaba Spit.

Tea or coffee and how do you have it? English breakfast tea with a touch of skim milk.

If you could change one thing on the Sunshine Coast, what would it be? Adding a huge conference and event

Know someone interesting on the Sunshine Coast? Email

NRL or AFL? Rugby union – it’s the sport of my boys.

25/03/2019 1:36:38 PM

9.indd 1

25/03/2019 11:52:17 AM





Landsborough was named in honour of explorer William Landsborough, who settled in the Golden Beach area, in 1881 or 1882. Landsborough named his property Loch Lamerough. The township was originally known as Mellum Creek. Mellum is said to be an Aboriginal word for volcano. The Mellum Creek township name was changed in 1891.

This is how much the richest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, is estimated to be worth. Wowsers – career change anyone?


“Personally I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” – Winston Churchill



ON THIS DAY 29 IN HISTORY March 1901 – Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia vote for members of the first Australian parliament. 1974 – The first close-up pictures of Mercury are taken by Mariner 10. 1987 – US tourist Ginger Meadows is taken by a crocodile in Prince Regent River, WA. 1990 – Prime Minister Bob Hawke claims victory in Australia’s federal election, becoming the first Labor leader to win four consecutive terms.

Basketball was invented by CanadianAmerican physical educator and physician James Naismith in 1891.

The SS Dicky has made a comeback with the rusting hull emerging just off the beach. In 2015 the council removed the skeleton of the steamer, which was driven ashore in 1893, amid safety concerns. It is believed wind and sea conditions following Cyclone Oma raised previously hidden pieces of the wreck from its sandy grave. The shipwreck was a popular attraction for many years prior to its removal.


2000 – Astronomers searching for planets orbiting distant stars find the smallest planets yet beyond the solar system. – AAP


A flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero

Freeze vinegar and small pieces of lemon in ice cube trays and use them to clean your garbage disposal.





· To w i n g c a p a c i t y 3 , 5 0 0 k g 1


· 3.2L TDCi Diesel


· 16” Alloy Wheels



· To w i n g c a p a c i t y 3 , 5 0 0 k g 1



· 17” Alloy Wheels


· 8 ” C o l o u r To u c h S c r e e n


· S m a r t Ke y le s s E n t r y with Push Button Start


· S y n c ® 3 w i t h Vo i c e Activated Controls2

DRIVEAWAY* · S y n c ® 3 w i t h Vo i c e -2 Activated Controls

Currimundi 5438 4888 | 721-723 Nicklin Way, Currimundi Maroochydore 5458 9777 | 122 - 124 Sugar Road, Alexandra Headland Noosaville 5335 8333 | 7 Lionel Donovan Drive. Noosaville |

10.indd 1

· To w i n g c a p a c i t y 3 , 0 0 0 k g 1

· 3.2L TDCi Diesel Manual

*Driveaway price on 2018 plate models at <local dealership>, while stocks last. Vehicles must be purchased and delivered from 01/01/19. Private and Blue, Silver and Gold Business Fleet customers only. Stock may vary between Dealers. Ford Australia and Ford Dealers reserve the right to further reduce recommended prices, or otherwise change or extend offer. See for full details. 1. Braked towing capacity when fitted with a genuine Ford towpack and towball. Subject to State and Territory regulations. 2. Not all SYNC®3 features are compatible with all phones, see for details. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple inc. and Android Auto is a trademark of Google. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto requires compatible operating systems, active data service, and connection cable (sold separately). SYNC does not control Apple CarPlay or Android Auto while in use. 3. Fuel consumption and emissions as per ADR 81/02 (combined cycle) and to be used for vehicle comparison purposes only. It is unlikely that this fuel consumption figure will be achieved in real world driving conditions. Actual fuel consumption will depend on many factors including the driver’s habits, prevailing conditions and the vehicle’s equipment, condition and use. †Warranty conditions apply. Our goods come with consumer guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. Our warranty does not limit and may not exceed your rights under those guarantees. See for full details.

10 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019


• Sat Nav

W I T H S TA N D A R D †

25/03/2019 1:38:22 PM

11.indd 1

25/03/2019 11:53:07 AM


GOOD TIMES WITH THE GLOBETROTTERS Grab your red, white and blue headband and start whistling Sweet Georgia Brown, because the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town. My Weekly Preview explores the history of the world’s most loved sporting team and speaks to two of its players. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.

“You have the opportunity to change lives, travel the world, and leave a positive impact on society” Brawley ‘Cheese’ Chisholm

Brawley ‘Cheese’ Chisholm and Kris ‘Hi-Lite’ Bruton entertaining fans


rowing up in the 1970s and ’80s, every kid knew and loved the Harlem Globetrotters. They were the epitome of cool. Who could forget their crazy on-court antics and wicked ball skills, the way they danced around the court to the whistled theme song, Sweet Georgia Brown, and brought big smiles to faces far and wide? Founded in 1926, the Harlem Globetrotters have been rocking the red, white and blue for 93 years. Not just global ambassadors for basketball, they are global ambassadors for goodwill. When they’re not entertaining families at their famously fun basketball games, they’re doing community work, visiting schools, hospitals and community centres. The Harlem Globetrotters weren’t actually founded in New York’s Harlem, but in Chicago, Illinois. They played their first game in Hinckley, Illinois in January 1927 and went on to win their first World Basketball Championship in 1940. They stunned the world in 1948 and 1949 when they defeated world champions, the Minneapolis Lakers. The Lakers were members of the Basketball Association of America, which was the forerunner of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a black team, the Globetrotters were not

12 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

12.indd 1

allowed into the league, or any professional league. Basketball was segregated and many sports fans, coaches and team owners did not want to see teams integrated. When the Globetrotters beat the Lakers in an exhibition match in 1948 and again a year later, it challenged the prevailing racial stereotypes about the abilities of black athletes. The Globetrotters had immense influence, showing the world AfricanAmericans could excel on a professional level. The victories over the Lakers accelerated the integration of the NBA, as Globetrotter Nathaniel ‘Sweetwater’ Clifton became the first African-American player to sign an NBA contract, joining the New York Knicks in 1950. When the Globetrotters competed against the Lakers they were on a 102-game winning streak. They were virtually unbeatable and began to clown around to make the games more interesting, kicking off what would later become the trademark entertaining style of play we still see today. Since those early games, which changed the course of sporting history, the Globetrotters have entertained more than 148 million fans in 123 countries, popularising the slam dunk, fast brake, the forward and point guard positions and the figure-eight weave.

Today, the Globetrotters are an exhibition team travelling the world spreading fun, fitness and joy to millions of fans. On April 12, they’ll play at the University of the Sunshine Coast stadium on their first visit here. My Weekly Preview spoke to Kris ‘Hi-Lite’ Bruton and Brawley ‘Cheese’ Chisholm about what we can expect.

How long have you been playing with the Harlem Globetrotters? KB: 18 years. BC: I have been playing for the Harlem Globetrotters for nine years.

Are you married with a family and if so, what do your kids think of your career? KB: I’m happily married and my kids think that I’m the coolest dad on the planet. BC: I am not married and I do not have children, yet. My friends and family continue to follow my basketball career and I know without a shadow of a doubt they are beyond proud of me. Some players do have wives and children and I’m pretty sure they are proud of them too.

What does the team mean to you? KB: I’m spreading joy, laughter and memories that are enjoyable to families.

BC: This team means a lot to me. The fact that I can be a part of an organisation that has been around for 93 years is monumental. I feel it’s my duty to carry on the legacy.

Did you know about the team as a child and if so, what were your thoughts? KB: I remember watching Meadowlark Lemon and Curly Neal as a child and I always wanted to be a part of the Harlem Globetrotters and be able to make people laugh and cheer like they did. BC: I knew about the Harlem Globetrotters when I was a young child growing up in New York City. I would watch them all the time on Scooby-Doo, and see them showcase their skills on television programs.

Do you have a favourite Globetrotter from history and why were they your favourite? KB: My favourite Globetrotters are Jimmy Blacklock and Lou Dunbar. Those guys were and are geniuses on and off the court. They know how to entertain and help people to enjoy themselves and they have passed this knowledge down to so many other Globetrotters after them. BC: My favourite Harlem Globetrotter of all time is no one other than Fred ‘Curly’ Neal.

25/03/2019 1:52:19 PM

COVER STORY Curly Neal can brighten up any room and never turns down an autograph. He is just a great person, and a terrific basketball player.


What’s something most people don’t know about the Harlem Globetrotters?


KB: I don’t really know the answer to that question because the Globetrotters have been around for 93 years and we have played in 123 countries and territories. Maybe it could be that we created the four-point shot or that we have numerous world records or that we have beat an NBA championship team before or that some of the Globetrotters have played in the NBA and some NBA players have played with the Globetrotters. BC: Something that most people don’t know about Harlem Globetrotters is that most of us are multi-talented. A lot of us have our degrees from universities. Some of my current teammates are graphic designers, real estate agents, basketball instructors, etc.

Are you having as much fun as it looks to the audience when you play? KB: Of course we are having fun. An individual can’t fake what we do every night. You have to love making people happy. BC: When the audience watch a Harlem Globetrotters game it looks like we are having a lot of fun, and we actually are! The majority of us have been playing basketball our entire lives. So those two hours between the lines playing a game that we love, and being blessed to get paid for it, it doesn’t get more fun than that.

What does a week in the life of a Harlem Globetrotter look like? KB: Simple. We play in a different city every day. Jump on the bus and repeat the process until we have delivered smiles to all the fans that are in our reach. BC: A week in the life of the Harlem Globetrotters looks like a lot of travelling. Be ready to live out of your suitcase for some time, be ready to be away from family for some time, but with sacrifice there is always reward. You have the opportunity to

13.indd 1

change lives, travel the world, and leave a positive impact on society. In the nine years that I have been a Harlem Globetrotter, I have visited over 60 countries, been to every major city in the United States of America and left long-lasting impressions doing school assemblies, etc.

How difficult is it to master the tricks? KB: Each trick has its own degree of difficulty. Some tricks are easy to master and some take months, even years, to finally get it just right. BC: Tricks can be hard or they can be easy. It all comes down to how much practice you put in to work on it and how fast you learn. Some tricks are harder for others, and some aren’t. It’s up to you to figure it out.

How would describe the reception you receive when you travel the world? Meadowlark Lemon

The Harlem Globetrotters did not play a game in Harlem until 1968 – 41 years after the team was founded in Chicago. They were orginally called Savoy Big Five after Chicago’s famous Savoy Ballroom, where they first played. Their coach was 24-year-old Abe Saperstein. During their first game in January 1927, they wore jerseys emblazoned with the words ‘New York’, to give the impression they were from the Big Apple. Their name then changed to Saperstein’s New York Globetrotters, then the Harlem New York Globetrotters, then the Harlem Globetrotters. Harlem was the centre of African-American culture, so they wanted to get the message across they were an all-black team who travelled the world.

KB: We are greeted with admiration and friendliness in each country and city that we visit because the fans know we are there to deliver smiles and joy! BC: The Harlem Globetrotters are like the ultimate home team. No matter where we go – New York City, South Dakota, Los Angeles, New Mexico – people love us. I think it’s because when people think of the Harlem Globetrotters they think of family, fun, love and basketball. We get nothing but positive receptions, but there is nothing like playing overseas – Italy, France, Greece, Australia, Spain. Those fans have less entertainment than the US so their reception of us is amazing, like no other.

You are one of the world’s most recognisable sporting teams in the world. What message do you hope to give through your performances? KB: We just want the families that attend our shows to understand that there are good human beings in this world and we’re coming to your city to prove it. BC: We are the most recognised sporting team in the world. Our message and our mission will stay the same – to infuse the world with love.

Is this your first visit to Australia? KB: I’ve never been to Australia before but my cousin Cal Bruton and his son live in Australia and they’ve played for the league there and I’ve heard some amazing stories. I can’t wait to get there! BC: This will be my second time playing in Australia. The first time I came, it was unbelievable, mate! I am so excited to come back and play there again. The people were nice, food was great, the scenery was beautiful, and the fans were amazing.

What can the Sunshine Coast crowd expect from the game? KB: I don’t want to spoil it for our fans but I will say this: be prepared to be amazed by some of the world’s greatest athletes. Also expect to laugh, laugh, laugh! It’s gonna be awesome! BC: For those on the Sunshine Coast who have never watched a Globetrotters game, you can expect to see a basketball game like no other – high-flying dunks, flashy passes, trick shots from the stands, long-distance shooting from our four-point line, which is 30 feet from the basket. We create memories that last a lifetime.

Do you have any tips for up-and-coming basketballers in Australia? KB: Practice every day and believe in yourself, even if no one else does. At the end of the day, you’re the one who is either improving or waiting for approval. Don’t wait for approval. BC: Continue to follow your dreams! Anything is possible as long as you work for it, every single day. There might be some pitfalls, bad times, but as long as you don’t give up, success will be waiting on other side. Shoot 500 jump shots a day, run two miles in the morning, do whatever it takes to get you to that next level. Just have fun!

The Harlem Globetrotters play at the University of the Sunshine Coast Stadium on April 12. Visit university-sunshine-coast-stadium for tickets.

My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019 13

25/03/2019 1:52:52 PM

14.indd 1

25/03/2019 3:23:49 PM


15.indd 1

25/03/2019 3:23:17 PM


STORIES OF HOPE BOOK LAUNCH The room at Venue 114 was packed to the rafters with a sold-out crowd of more than 100 eagerly awaiting the Stories of HOPE Australia book launch. Stories of HOPE founder Kerrie Atherton took to the stage with MC Matt Collins to welcome all 12 of the people who shared their stories in the compilation book, with guests treated to a brief interview with each. Photos: Roxanne McCarty-Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Kane Bec Cvilikas, Leonora Esser

De Paole, Sue Nunn, Kendall Perkins-Stumer

Darron & Bianca Eastwell

Marty & Kerrie Atherton, Aleisha & Joel Busstra

Luke & Rachel Bourne, Trudi Bareham

Rebecca Vizi, Jo Moore


EGO Corner Lounge with Ottoman fully upholstered in Sunbrella Fabric Was $4999 $

NOW 3999

31% OFF

TARNBY 4-pc Teak Lounge setting WAS $2899 $

NOW 1999

25% OFF 25% OFF

DAYTONA 4-pc Teak Lounge setting Was $1899 $


TOULOUSE 6-Seater Corner Lounge Was $3799 $

NOW 2749

NOW 1499 16 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

16.indd 1

25/03/2019 1:54:35 PM

Have you been snapped by our photographers? View and download your photos from For event coverage email

SHINE BOOK LAUNCH SHINE Business Women’s Network founder Zoë Sparks hosted a night to celebrate the first anniversary of the network and launch SHINE’ing the Spotlight book, which is a compilation of 52 businesswomen’s profiles. At the event, which was held at the Maroochy Surf Club, Ms Sparks said the profiles provide a unique insight into some of the region’s successful businesswomen. Charlotte & Fritz Radda

Nola Caldwell, Donna Symonds, Jan Soper

Brooke Bennett, Kendall Moreton

Photos: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane

Megan Gill, Trish Davison

Robyn Way, Min Swan

Elizabeth Fairon, Fraser Murray

Kate Langford, Joanna Kristoffersen

Brad & Natalie Tink


LORNE Aluminium Corner Lounge Was $2899 $

NOW 1999

20% OFF

BONDI 4-PC Lounge with Coffee Table Was $1875 $

NOW 1499 MAROOCHYDORE 5452 7833

17.indd 1

% 30 OFF AVIA 4-pc Wicker/Teak Lounge setting with Tray-top table WAS $2699 $

NOW 1889

Homemaker Centre, 55 Maroochy Boulevard My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019 17

25/03/2019 1:55:35 PM

MY HOME Beauty blooms This luxe range from Kas Australia features sophisticated jewel-toned cushions in a range of textured materials including velvet. Options include the Casita Velvet cushion in plum (pictured below) and wine, $41.97 (sale price) Delia Linen cushion, $48.97 (sale price), the Blume Velvet Round cushion, $49.95 and the Herringbone Blush Velvet cushion, $55.97 (sale price). Available from David Jones. Da

Sophisticated styling The key to successfully styling scatter cushions is to feature varying textures and shapes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to go past this velvet-style round cushion from Big W, $10. Bargain!


Sweet bloom S Let L your senses roam free with this delicious Vino Cedar & Cherry d Blossom Single Wick Candle, $24.95. B It features a 100 per cent soy-wax blend and is from Mr & Mrs Jones. b

18 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

18.indd 1

Introduce rich fabrics and jewel tones into your home to perfect the luxurious and stylish renewedromance trend.

Faux florals Dress your home with this 58-centimetre styled glass vase, complete with imitation water at the base. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $399 from David Jones.

Comfort first Snuggle up with the Montroe Knit Throw from Adairs, $69.99. It is available in six styles, including Sangria (pictured).

Tea & symphony Available in rich forest green and deep burgundy, the Ombre Opulence Tea Cup, $12 from T2, features accents of gold to bring decadence to your afternoon ritual.

25/03/2019 2:24:55 PM


O P 11 DA EN th Y Ap


On-site bowls green

Living Choice Home Care

At Living Choice Twin Waters, the Sunshine Coast’s finest retirement living, we make life for our residents the best it can be. We help to maintain their homes and look after the village gardens so they’ll never have to trim a hedge or mow a lawn again. Even if they never need it, care is only a call away and there is a co-located Aged Care Residence. There’s so many fun activities to be a part of! We’re also offering great settlement incentives, including free housekeeping and monthly levies for a limited time*. Come along to our Open Day to find out more. Where: When: Time: RSVP:

Living Choice Twin Waters, 21 Baywater Drive, Twin Waters. Thursday 11th April 2019. 10am to 12 noon. by 8th April to Suzi 1800 008 099 or email COMPLIMENTARY MORNING TEA. HOMES OPEN FOR VIEWING.

Help with maintenance

*Terms and conditions apply – ask our sales consultants for details.

21 Baywater Drive

1800 008 099

19.indd 1

25/03/2019 1:05:18 PM





BIOSPHERE NOMINATION BEING CONSIDERED The Sunshine Coast Council is considering a nomination for the region to receive UNESCO recognition as an international site of excellence known as a biosphere. The concept will be discussed at the council Ordinary Meeting on March 28 and if passed, the community will have a chance to have its say on a potential biosphere nomination. There are only nine biospheres in Australia and Mayor Mark Jamieson (pictured) says the credential will further enhance the national and international reputation of the Sunshine Coast. Mayor Jamieson says the council will consider the outcomes of the community consultation responses. “We will be especially keen to hear from residents, along with leaders of the tourism, forestry, agricultural, construction and property development sectors as part of the community consultation process,” he says. “If approved, the nomination will be lodged with the Queensland Government before the end of this year, followed by the Australian Government and then UNESCO. We’ll find out if we’re successful in June 2021. It’s a long process, but it’s worth it.” To comment on the proposed biosphere nomination for the Sunshine Coast local government area, visit from March 29.


SUPPORT NEEDED FOR COAST FAMILY A split second can change someone’s life and for the Blunden family, a split second in 2018 was all it took to change their lives forever. What should have been a competitive weekend of mountain biking, resulted in a horrendous crash that left John Blunden, a Siena Catholic College teacher, paralysed from the neck down. A fundraising dinner is being held at Maroochy RSL on March 30 from 7pm to support Mr Blunden and his family. Tickets are available at trybooking. com – go to ‘buy tickets’ and search for ‘John Blunden’.

HOW TO VOTE FOR POLICE OFFICE OF THE YEAR For 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, members of the Queensland Police Service are assisting the general public, often confronting challenging and distressing situations. Now it’s your chance to say Inspector Michael Miley, Inspector John Van Egmond, thank you and acknowledge Marty Hunt Member for Nicklin, Brent Mickelberg the valuable contribution of Member for Buderim our men and women in blue, by submitting your vote for Sunshine Coast Police Office of the Year 2019. Email to get a voting form, or you can pick one up at Coast police stations. Nominations close on April 24.


LOCAL CONCRETERS BAND TOGETHER TO HELP The House The Coast Built has reached its first milestone, after three Sunshine Coast concreters banded together to pour the slab for the large six-bedroom home in Birtinya. The crews join more than 30 other local businesses donating their time and materials to help Wishlist and Ausmar Homes build affordable family accommodation close to the hospital. Coastcon Concreting and Excel Concrete joined Lizard Concrete Pumping and crew for the slab-pour last Friday – each business answering the call from Ausmar Homes to help build a home for families with criticallyill loved ones at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

COAST TELSTRA BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS Around 8500 Queenslanders were nominated across five categories for the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. These were narrowed down to just 28 finalists and the Sunshine Coast laid claim to two winners. Assistant Commissioner to the Australian Federal Police, Debbie Platz won the Public Sector & Academia Award. Angela Mansey (pictured with husband Luke) of Kuluin Mufflers won the Small Business Award. Ms Mansey followed her dreams, selling the family home and assets to build her exhaust specialist business, which is not only known for its high-end workmanship, but for its contribution to the local community.

20 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

20.indd 1

Trivia nuts rejoice. The Pyjama Foundation’s annual Battle of the Brains is here. The foundation supports more than 90 children in the Sunshine Coast region by providing them with their own special Pyjama Angel. These community volunteers are recruited, screened and trained before being matched with a child in the foster care system and together, they play games, read books and build a positive relationship. This work doesn’t come cheap, costing the foundation upwards of $500 to train each volunteer. Show your support by attending the Battle of the Brains event on March 29 from 6pm at the Maroochy RSL. Tickets are available at

2450 ALAN-MACKAY SIM TO MENTOR LOCALS Coast researchers will now have the support of 2017 Australian of the Year, Professor Alan MackaySim, as Wishlist announces his appointment as a member of the Wishlist Research Committee. Recognised for his work in adult stem cell research, Professor Mackay-Sim will provide expert guidance and mentorship to successful applicants of the foundation’s 2019 Research Grant. Director of Research for the Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service Dr Brad McCall says the professor will ensure the research, funded by Wishlist will be of the highest standard and benefit to our community.

Community consultation is now open for the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project. The expansion is set to deliver a new runway, a parallel taxiway and associated upgrades to perimeter roads and drainage channels. The council, Airservices Australia and the Sunshine Coast Airport have begun information sessions. Information kiosks will run on March 30 at the Big Top Shopping Centre from 9.30am to 12.30pm and on March 31 at the Peregian Springs Shopping Centre from 10am to midday. Visit and search for Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project.

WHERE THE JOBS WILL BE IN 2023 With the Sunshine Coast’s population expected to reach just short of 400,000 by 2026, the Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) is focusing on job and industry growth this year, starting with a lunch briefing on April 2 from 12pm at the Maroochy RSL. Ross Elliot, general manager of APP Property and Infrastructure Specialists and director of The Suburban Alliance, will present his observations from a paper he authored late last year, Where the Jobs Will Be in 2023. The SCBC is encouraging business owners to come along to better understand the national, state and regional perspective and how it might impact them. Tickets are available at

25/03/2019 2:52:35 PM


Custom-built RV lifestyle homes

Home for me. Home for the RV!

Resort-style living every day

• • • • •

Designed for passionate travellers: new RV lifestyle homes on the Sunshine Coast. Nature’s Edge Buderim over 50’s lifestyle resort has a limited release of purpose-built RV lifestyle homes ready to secure now! Created with the RV traveller in mind, the spacious architecturally designed homes are free-flowing, with ample natural light and a lock-up garage big enough for an RV and a car. Centrally located in the Buderim foothills, close to shops and services, Nature’s Edge Buderim offers a tranquil rainforest setting and a vibrant social scene.

Resort-style living every day

• $4 million Leisure Centre • 20-metre heated indoor pool • Tennis court • Bowling green • Cinema and much more

Designer homes Living in a secure, gated community means you can simply pack up and hit the road any time the travel bug bites. When you’re at home, make the most of the resort-style facilities, including a 20-metre swimming pool, tennis court and bowling green. If you’re a discerning adventurer looking for the perfect home base, Nature’s Edge Buderim is it!

Range of floorplans available. Spacious garage for RV and car. Garage access height 3.4m. Architecturally designed. RV wash bay on-site.

“We are looking forward to a big lifestyle change and the freedom and flexibility of going away and knowing that everything is taken care of.” Kieran & Des Stewart

No exit fees No stamp duty Keep 100% of capital gain

Call 1800 218 898 to speak with one of our lifestyle advisers today.

Visit our new display homes any day at 25 Owen Creek Road, Forest Glen Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm Telephone 1800 218 898

21.indd 1

25/03/2019 11:59:55 AM


IMMEDIATE CHANGE TO MY HEARING As an avid lover of Opera Fay Nixon put off doing anything about her hearing loss for years as she feared hearing aids would change the quality and pitch of what she heard. For years she had been constantly asking those around her to repeat themselves and found herself not wanting to go out as much as she felt like a fool and thought others were talking too fast. Fay became quite angry and isolated with years of hiding behind her sister and relying on her to do the listening for her. All of that changed when a friend referred her to Michael at Expert Audiology Rehab Solutions. Faye thought she may have had a slight hearing loss in her left ear but as it turned out her right ear was far worse. Recalling the moment Michael fitted her for hearing aids and says she couldn’t believe the difference – ‘it was instantaneous’, and her husband saw an instant change as well (and was quite happy to stop having to repeat himself). Through her ‘little microphones in the ears’ she now is now loving the opera more than ever and is out in front of her sister leading the discussion. I wouldn’t say I go out any more than I once did, but I definitely enjoy it more and


SAVE OUR SKIN Sunshine Coast locals affected by melanoma are on the march to educate the community about the deadly disease. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

L don’t dread it like I used to. My hearing aids have helped me hear children and higher pitch sounds whereas before that was almost impossible. It really was so simple and Michael knew exactly what I needed after running all of his tests.

eanne Weyer never imagined that a small mole on her shoulder would lead to her writing cards and creating memory boxes for her two children and husband Peter to cherish after she is gone. The 47-year-old Kawana resident was diagnosed with stage-three melanoma in 2015 after the mole was removed with a large excision made to also remove cancer lurking beneath the surface. It was merely months later that the cancer was found to have spread to her lymph nodes, with 13 lymph nodes found to contain melanoma, along with two large tumours. All of these were removed. “After the operation… it was extremely painful, like ants running under your skin and I couldn’t raise my arms above my head – this is my new normal,” Ms Weyer says. She was told it wasn’t a matter of if, but when the cancer would come back and in November 2017 she was told it had returned and she had 12 to 18 months to live. Cancer had spread to Ms Weyer’s pancreas and there was a shadow on her

Her advice to anyone that is having trouble with their hearing ‘Just do it, don’t wait. It has changed my life’. Fay Nixon


Mountain Creek, Sunshine Coast

HEARING LOSS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED... The world’s first and only 100% invisible, 24/7 wearable, sweat-proof, shower-proof, for-months-at-a-time hearing device. A truely invisible, hassle-free hearing solution. EARS is at the forefront of new hearing technology and is seeking volunteers to trial the NEW revolutionary Lyric.



Limited spots available.

Michael Williams - Audiologist

22.indd 1

• Wear for months at a time • No need to change the battery • Natural sounding technology • Free Trial, No Obligation

Call today to secure your spot in our FREE TRIAL*

5/21 Nicklin Way, Kawana • 5452 6288 • •

22 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

liver. From here, she was facing palliative care to manage pain and end-of-life options. “When we got the news that it was terminal, we were all just so devastated,” she says. “My new motto is ‘making memories’. Since the diagnosis, we do a lot more together. Family time isn’t taken for granted.” Ms Weyer has purchased gifts and written cards for every important occasion for her family’s future and is putting them into special boxes for her loved ones. Her story is shocking, but one that is all too common in Queensland, which has the highest rate of melanoma in the world. A tiny spot on our skin can be hiding a deadly secret beneath and melanoma is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer of all types. Coast entrepreneur Raphael McGowan, founder of sunscreen applicator bakslap, is determined to see the number of people affected by the deadly cancer reduce over time. A long-time supporter of Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), Mr McGowan is

Did you know there are 569 kilometres of signed trails across the region and the Sunshine Coast Council maintain 146 kilometres of these? It is now easier than ever before to plan your next Sunshine Coast adventure with the launch of a new online guide to our great outdoors. Called Adventure Sunshine Coast, the Australian-first website showcases more than 150 free self-guided walking, cycling,

mountain biking, horse riding and canoeing activities for people of all abilities – whether you’re a first-timer or experienced adventurer. Community and Environment portfolio councillor Jenny McKay says Adventure Sunshine Coast is the first trail-finding website of its kind in Australia. “It’s unique because you can search all outdoor recreation activities on one website – whether it’s a walk, ride or paddle adventure,” she says. “Simply choose your activity and select the difficulty level to view all your local trails on a map, then browse the descriptions, photos and reviews to take your pick of the land and water trails on offer. “With Adventure Sunshine Coast, there really is a new adventure around every corner,” Cr McKay adds. “Many people may not even know how many trails are right on their doorstep.” To celebrate the launch of the platform, which is provided and maintained by the council and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, the council will host a series of free guided tours from April 8 to 14. Bookings are essential and spaces are limited for these exciting free family-friendly events. To book online, head to

25/03/2019 1:11:47 PM


“Since the diagnosis, we do a lot more together. Family time isn’t taken for granted” Leanne Weyer

bringing the Melanoma March to the Sunshine Coast for the first time, with the inaugural event kicking off on March 31. Mr McGowan lost his sister Tess to melanoma at the age of 31 in 2012, just months after she had her first child. Since then has worked tirelessly to create bakslap to help with sun protection and has raised more than $80,000 for cancer research. “I don’t want any families to go through what Leanne’s is and mine did,” he says. “Last year over 7000 people from every state and territory took part in a Melanoma March, so we’re excited to bring the event to

our region for the first time to inspire others, remember loved ones and get behind the cause locally.” Ms Weyer, her husband Peter and children Emily, 21, and Joseph, 18, will participate in the event with a crew of more than 50 wearing ‘Melanoma Mumma’ T-shirts. Mr McGowan participated in his first Melanoma March is 2012 in Sydney and has marched each year until he came back to the Sunshine Coast in 2017. “It’s at events like this that strangers become friends and it means a hell of a lot to people when they know they have the

support of the local community,” he says. “Personally, I have seen sun safety awareness improve over the last few years, but we certainly require constant education and innovative ways to reach the 20- to 39-year-olds who are most at risk. “I have been getting messages from people who have been prompted to get their first skin check and have even had to have early-stage melanoma removed. Hearing stories like this really brings me back to the core purpose of bakslap and gives me a lot of satisfaction that we are preventing others from experiencing the pain and loss our family went through.” MIA CEO Matthew Browne says more than 14,000 Australians are diagnosed with melanoma and one person dies every five hours from the disease. “We are working towards melanoma becoming a chronic disease instead of a terminal illness, but until we achieve our mission of zero deaths from melanoma, we still have a lot of work to do,” he says. “We owe that to those who have lost their lives to melanoma, and their families and friends whose lives have been forever changed. “Melanoma March is an opportunity to raise vital funds to change the treatment landscape of melanoma, not just in Australia but across the globe.” The Melanoma March is open to

people of all ages and abilities and will see participants walk from the Alex Surf Club to Mooloolaba and back again on March 31. The event opens at 2.30pm with live entertainment, activities, stalls and raffle prizes before the march sets off at 4pm. It’s not too late to get a team together and encourage friends and family to donate to support life-saving research. For more information, to register to walk, or sponsor someone who is walking, visit

MELANOMA FAST FACTS • The rate of melanoma doubled in the 20 years between 1986 and 2006 and is still on the rise. • In Australia, one in 14 men and one in 24 women will be diagnosed with melanoma sometime in their life. Melanoma is often referred to as Australia’s national cancer. • Melanoma is the most common cancer in young Australians aged 15 to 39 and kills more young Australians 20to 39-year-olds than any other single cancer. • The Sunshine Coast is a hotspot for melanoma with almost 500 cases per year. Source: Cancer Facts Sheet by Cancer Council Queensland

No Salesmen! No Hype! One contact from concept to completion, too easy!! Quality patios and pergolas built to any budget. All styles, all areas.

See our new photo gallery with over 300 images Same owner, same quality workmanship for 29 years.

Phone today 0412 415 644 Brendon Maddock QBCC 51514








Get Social - come along to our cocktail evening on the 4th of April to make new business connections while also learning some great social media tips and tricks from leading social media experts. We invite all members and non-members to join us as we explore: BUSTING SOCIAL MEDIA MYTHS - Learning new social media techniques - The role of influencers - What not to do on social - How to effectively advertise on social media As social media is involved in many facets of our lives and seems to be ever changing, we have put together a panel of the most experienced and passionate social media professionals to teach you all their ways.

INTRODUCING… - Brooke Styles - Social Media Influencer & Director of Zahar Social - Liv Blondeau - Content Creator at April Ford Agency - Bronte Cresswell - Director of Dash of Milk Agency - Dr Karen Sutherland - Social Media Educator, Researcher & Consultant Event Bookings Close and Dietary requirements due - Tuesday 2nd April, 2019

BOOK NOW: For further info visit our website or email Date: Venue: Cost:

23.indd 1

Thursday 4th April 2019 Circa Rooftop - 55 Plaza Parade, Kon Tiki Building, Maroochydore Members $45, Non-members $55

My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019 23

25/03/2019 1:13:40 PM



The Sunshine Coast art scene, and the region’s many artists, owe a lot to Tony Gill and Jane Caraffi, enthusiastic art lovers and the owners of Maleny gallery Art on Cairncross. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.


he Sunshine Coast is known not only for its beautiful beaches and stunning hinterland, but also its thriving art scene. That’s largely thanks to Jane Caraffi and Tony Gill, who have been key players in promoting Sunshine Coast artists for the past 24 years. In acknowledgement of their contribution, they won the creative award at this year’s Sunshine Coast Australia Day awards. The Montville couple is best known for their gallery, Art on Cairncross at Maleny, a stalwart on the art scene for the past 17 years. But they’re also behind the now-coveted Sunshine Coast Art Prize and the popular Art Gallery Trail, which began in printed form and is now a website directing art lovers to private and public galleries, artist’s studios and exhibitions. Mr Gill and Ms Caraffi found art before they found each other at a tourism event in Montville in the 1990s. Mr Gill had left hospitality to run an art gallery in Montville and Ms Gill, a nurse, was pursuing photography. They hit it off and opened Art on Cairncross soon after, a much-loved gallery that has been introducing the world to Sunshine Coast artists now for 17 years. “The funny thing is, because we both came from other backgrounds, we’re always being asked, where did you do your degree?” Ms Caraffi says. “Neither of us has. We often joke and say nobody would employ us now, what else could we do? But I wouldn’t actually want to do anything else.” Ms Caraffi grew up in London surrounded by art, her passion being stoked from a young age. “My father was a mad keen hobby artist,” she says. “We lived in Wimbledon and I got exposed to the most incredible selection of art in central London. As children, we quite often got to go to his club and help hang exhibitions.” She recalls the first painting that had an impact on her. “I remember the first time I saw a work of Turner’s, being a little bit perplexed and realising the longer you looked, the more you saw. One of the reasons we love having children in the gallery is they will tell you things you won’t have seen yourself. Particularly in that age bracket of about nine, they

Jane Caraffi and Tony Gill with the painting Through the Gums, Condamine River by Tom McAulay are very honest. They’re not worried about saying the wrong thing. They’ll just tell you what they think, which can be funny. “One of the things missing in education is teaching children what’s outside the front door – the beauty around them. Once they can see the beauty that’s in art, then they can see life in a different perspective. It can’t all be about a screen. It’s about appreciating and if you can’t appreciate, you don’t have respect for things.” Ms Caraffi and Mr Gill feel privileged to do the work they do and have nurtured strong relationships with many artists over the years, seeing artists through family tragedies and illnesses. “One of the really big strengths for us is that we have had

a very loyal stable of artists,” she says. “A lot of our artists have been with us since the very early days. We realised very early on they are the people with the expertise about the art. “We’ve learnt so much from our artists and continue to. It doesn’t stop, like anything in life. If you stop learning, you really stop. “Tony’s been really involved with the tourism boards all the way along, not just in the hinterland but also in Caloundra and with Visit Sunshine Coast in all its various incarnations. Things like seeing the need for a really good art prize. He was instrumental in getting the Sunshine Coast Art Prize going. I was there when the first conversation happened. The then-mayor Don Aldous was at a school art exhibition and he said we need more things like this around the Coast. Tony said, ‘absolutely, we need a proper art prize’.” Mr Gill also saw the need for the establishment of an art trail early on. “There’s always been a very vibrant art scene on the Sunshine Coast, particularly up in the hinterland since the ’60s and ’70s,” Ms Caraffi says. “There’s an incredibly strong base of visual artists in this region, on top of the writers and performers. One of the things about visual art is it’s often been portrayed as a slightly elitist field in history. We are breaking down those barriers and promoting this idea that it’s for everybody. There’s still a long way to go, but it has been changing. “It has been improving on the Coast but there’s still an enormous need to keep promoting the idea we do have some incredibly special people here and we do have a very strong professional art scene, and people are coming here for that. “We have some fabulous beaches but we’re the only place in the world with the Glass House Mountains and we’re the only place that has access to the two with no distance at all between them. Then you add in the vibrance of the art and everything else that is going on. There’s an awful lot that people still need to learn about the region.”


Let Ords tailor your portfolio for your unique needs


24.indd 1

Transparency of Investing - By utilising direct investments, one layer of fees is eliminated and all fees are totally transparent. You will know exactly how you are invested and what income your portfolio can be expected to generate. Access to Varied Investment Options - You will have access to Australian shares, all major international markets, property trusts, hybrid securities and other fixed interest investments as well as a range of investment options. Contact Ords Buderim and Discover the Value of our Advice | 5430 4444 | Superannuation

Wealth Management


We Invest Directly - Your portfolio will favour direct investments over managed funds, allowing us to minimise costs and tailor your cash flow and tax outcome to your individual needs.

Full Service Financial Advice

25/03/2019 1:37:23 PM

25.indd 1

25/03/2019 12:00:49 PM




Sami Muirhead says the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge turns 40 this year and to ensure it continues its great work, it needs your help.

Dominique Flanigan shares her personal story ahead of Autism Awareness Week, which will be recognised from April 1 to 7.


pregnant female Rottweiler was found recently in bushland on the Coast. The lost and scared mum-to-be had been dumped after probably being forced to be a breeding dog for most of her life. The gentle giant was taken to SCARS (Sippy Creek Animal Refuge Society) where she delivered a staggering 12 pups. Not all of them made it, but over half did and they will soon need forever homes. The volunteer who helped bring the mother Rotty back to health has fallen in love and has decided to keep her. In a world of sick stories about animal cruelty, there is a birthday celebration this year. SCARS is celebrating turning 40 years old. The animal and cat refuge has housed 40,000 moggies and mutts over those four decades. They have also saved a few donkeys, snakes, chickens and goats along the way. Over 30,000 of the animals saved have been rescued from the pound and they would not have had a second chance at life otherwise. Penny Brischke has been with SCARS for 13 years: “We take in young and old animals,” Penny says. “If they are sick we provide them with all of the necessary vet care. We adopt them out as permanent fosters if their condition is ongoing and we pay for their vet care for the rest of their lives. We have over 40 cats and dogs in permanent foster care at the moment. We spend over $250,000 in vet care each year. Vet care is considered part of our standard practice and

all of our animals are vet checked, microchipped, treated and whatever else it takes before being adopted.” SCARS holds between 80 to 100 cats and dogs in the Tanawha shelter and also has a smaller foster care program. One dog was even flown from Sydney way back in 1999 with a sign on his cage saying: “Please take me to SCARS.” That dog was taken to the refuge and found a home. Felicty Hassan has been a volunteer at the refuge for 13 years: “I have five cats and I do adore cats and I went to the refuge because they do not euthanise animals,” says Felicity. “I have fostered 280 cats and to watch them grow and thrive and to see them get adopted, well, that is the best feeling. It is very hard to let them go and I am a failed foster mum, which means some cats stay with me forever,” she laughs. SCARS often ends up with unwanted animals after people leave rental homes. The grubs simply leave the poor animal behind as if they are rubbish. In other cases, the dogs or cats are left without a parent if their elderly owner passes away. So thank goodness for our angels at SCARS. The Coast loves this non-profit organisation and I am proud to be an ambassador. It does not have a lot of money. Can I please encourage you to share their posts on social media; to volunteer if you are able to; and most importantly: adopt and don’t shop when it comes to cats and dogs.

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


ello, I’m Dominique. I’m a single 45-year-old female. I’m a little overweight, but fit, and way over-educated. Seriously. I have three university degrees. I’m also autistic. My diagnosis only came three years ago. To be honest, if I hadn’t been referred to a psychologist for bipolar assessment, I would probably still think that I’m just crazy. If you think autism is simply something that kids have, think again. Autism is a lifelong disability and there is no age limit on when you can be diagnosed. Secondly, you don’t ‘get’ autism – it’s a neurological disability you are born with, will live with for your entire life, and die with. There’s no cure. Being autistic doesn’t totally suck. I’m a low-maintenance friend and girlfriend since I don’t require constant communication. I can be showered, dressed and out the door in five minutes. Impressive huh? It’s also really easy to plan a dinner. Just take me to one of the restaurants I can cope eating at and I’ll be happy. As an employee, I will always be on time and have my work completed by the deadline. I’m also going to be dead happy if I’m tasked with scanning six months of server logs looking for one type of error (seriously to me that is fun!). But autism has some serious downsides. The biggest is sensory overload, which my family and I cope with on a daily basis. Some days I come home so overwhelmed that I don’t process the fact they are there. I just go to bed turning off all lights and shutting out

all noise. Or worse, my family accidentally trigger a full verbal explosion before I dissolve into tears. What is sensory overload? Imagine waking up with the worst hangover of your life. Light is eyeball-exploding painful, everything is so loud it’s hard to hear, and your sense of smell is so acute you can smell the contents of the bin across the road. You still have to get up, go to work, cope with ringing phones and people talking. As the day progresses, the pain, lack of concentration and anxiety worsens.

“If you think autism is simply something that kids have, think again” You try hard to seem ‘normal’. Going home doesn’t end the hell because you have to deal with family. Autistic people deal with sensory overload every day. The adult world is far less accepting of people with invisible disabilities and not enough is being done to prepare autistic teens to cope with being independent autistic adults. So next time you do a fundraiser, talk, read or think about autism, remember it’s lifelong, gender neutral and we’re trying very hard to live in your world by your rules, which to us is just confusing.

Follow Dominique’s journey at For more information about autism, or support, visit or

QBCC# 1201499

A U S T R A L I A’ S M O S T A F F O R D A B L E S H U T T E R S & B L I N D S

28 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

28.indd 1





Thermoshield is made from 100% polyresin material - NOT PVC. Created to look & feel like wood, they will never fade, crack, chip or peel & never need painting. Our Thermoshield Shutters are fire retardant, UV stabilized to avoid discolouration, durable, energy efficient to save money & will last longer than any other shutter.




2/908 Kingsford Smith Dr Eagle Farm Phone: 3268 5699




35/38 Kendor St, Arundel Phone: 5563 7440

SUNSHINE COAST Have you visited our showroom yet? You owe it to yourself to come & compare quality & price like 1000s of other satisfied customers have

1/10 Premier Cct, Warana Phone: 5493 8900

25/03/2019 2:23:38 PM





BUDERIM Escape the heat and head to the cool, leafy village of Buderim for a bit of retail therapy. Park the car and take a stroll through boutiques offering on-trend, classy clothing, footwear, sunglasses and homewares.

STRIKING & FEMININE Sacha Drake dresses, designed to flatter your curves and styled for any occasion. Available at Soul Diva 5456 4111

Pop into Pure Footwear today to be fitted for your new pair of Salas.

EYES ON BUDERIM A small frame specialist with a carefully selected petite optical and sunglasses range, Eyes on Buderim will find a frame that not only fits well, but is fashion forward and striking.

AUTUMN FLORALS Check out this gorgeous range of Desigual dresses. New stock has now arrived. Gingers Boutique Buderim 5373 6398 Mooloolaba 5353 6045

5477 0293

PURE FOOTWEAR Stocking Frankie4, Birkenstock, Ziera and many more. Pure Footwear, Buderim



5456 4440

Left: Ziera Kitty $30 off until April 30

Bel-Eve necklace $56, Friends Boutique

Ruby Rain Top $55, Friends Boutique

Locally-crafted, handmade, double-sided quilts at Coco & George. Only $100 each. Proceeds to support local charities.

Maya McQueen Sarah (available in black or blue) Was $299 Now $195 Cafe Latte pant $79, Friends Boutique



love Something for everyone!


New stock arriving daily. FRIENDS BOUTIQUE 5476 9653


50% OFF Pink Gioseppo Mariana Was $199 Now $139 SEDGWICK’S BOUTIQUE, BUDERIM

BUDERIM STOCKISTS: Coco & George Home, Shop 1/65 Burnett Street (just up from Café 65), 0488, 114 943, Eyes on Buderim 7/29 Main Street, 5477 0293, Friends Boutique 65 Burnett Street, 5476 9653, Gingers Boutique 2/56 Burnett Street, 5373 6398, Lulu’s Hair on Buderim 7/65 Burnett Street, 5451 0251, Pure Footwear Buderim 59 Burnett Street, 5456 4440, Soul Diva 10/45 Burnett Street, 5456 4111, Sedgwick’s Boutique, Shop 5/47 Burnett Street, Buderim, 5445 5034.

29.indd 1

My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019 29

25/03/2019 1:06:23 PM





The Australian Body Art Festival returns to add a bit of colour to Cooroy. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

ooroy will be transformed into another world when the Australian Body Art Festival takes over Apex Park. With every field of the highly anticipated competition filled with the nation’s most talented body artists, the festival on April 6 and 7 will provide a feast for the eyes as meticulously designed concepts are created on human canvases

across categories including airbrushing, brush and sponge, special effects, face painting and wearable art. Among those showcasing their talents is Buderim resident Fran Catford. Ms Catford became a qualified professional stylist and makeup artist in her native Costa Rica before moving to the Sunshine Coast with her husband and three sons a few years ago. It was while living on the Coast that she


If you are craving authentic Mexican cuisine, head to Juan Fifty Kitchen and Bar. The Alexandra Headland venue offers the best modern Mexican around, boasting house-made corn tortillas made from Mexican masa and the freshest local ingredients. Open for every meal, you will also find innovative and modern breakfast and lunch meals and delicious spins on traditional dishes.

n vegetaria s + GF option

began to spend time experimenting with fantasy makeup and pursue her passion for body art and special effects makeup. “When living in Costa Rica I was so busy I could only follow my intrigue of fantasy makeup very occasionally,” she says. “I was able to do Halloween makeup for my family for a couple of years and when I moved to Australia, I had some time to find out more about the business side of body artistry.” “I have always been intrigued by lights and photography and black light body paint became my favourite style.” After entering an online competition in 2017, Ms Catford was invited to enter the Australian Body Art Awards in Melbourne and although she didn’t win anything in her first attempt, she took home the People’s Choice Award at her first appearance in the Australia Body Art Festival in Cooroy later that year. Last year, Ms Catford entered the special effects and brush and sponge categories (her 2018 work is pictured left) and has spent months planning her Other Worlds creation to meet this year’s theme in the airbrushing competition. “The festival is amazing. It’s a great way for you to test yourself and your skills against other artists as well as get your work out there,” she says. “People are starting to really appreciate body art and seeing it as a legitimate art form and as a result the festival is getting bigger every year. As an artist, it is an opportunity to really express yourself.” For a full program of events visit

FRIDAY, MARCH 29 Taylor Moss, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Trevor White, Club Kawana, 6.30pm Tahlia Matheson, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 6.30pm Harii, Brightwater Hotel, 6.30pm Matty Boi, Parklands Tavern, 6.30pm Good Friday, Maroochy Surf Club, 7pm Brothers in Groove, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Blackwater Duo, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm The Tommyhawks, Solbar, 8pm DJ Trademark, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm No Standing, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm Mufassa, Coolum Surf Club, 8.30pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 30 Tribal Groove, Eumundi Markets, 9am Ruba Tuba, Eumundi Markets, 9am Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Nick Reeve, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Greg McInnes, Club Kawana, 6.30pm Alisha Todd, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 6.30pm The Vibe, Maroochy Surf Club, 7pm Benji & The Saltwater Sound System, Solbar, 7pm Clumsy, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Vicki O’Keefe and Dennis Knight, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm Shag Rock, Solbar, 8pm Chester, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm Coaster, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm Got You Covered, Coolum Surf Club, 8.30pm The Green Sinatras, Maroochy RSL, 9pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 31 Carl Lynch, Parklands Tavern, 1pm Nyssa Ray, Brightwater Hotel, 1.30pm Alan Kelly, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 2pm Cumquats, Alex Surf Club, 3.30pm The Ocelots, Solbar, 7pm Palmwoods Originals, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm * as supplied

FAMILY FRIENDLY A vivid new exhibition is now on display at the Maroochydore Library Artspace featuring selected works from the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. Presented by Caloundra Regional Gallery and Sunshine Coast Libraries, In Full Colour delves into the holdings of the art collection to explore artists’ use of high-key colour palettes to depict their subjects,

including the landscape, people and local produce. Arts portfolio councillor Rick Baberowski says the exhibition offers a unique opportunity for the community to view artworks that have rarely been displayed in public. Some of the artists on display in the exhibition until June 1 include Miles Hall, Paul Calcott, Scott Redford and Belle Hartnell.

enjoy dinner at maroochy bridge hotel tuesday

red hot specials* $5 OFF

thursday Bourbon BBQ pork ribs, iron fist coleslaw & battered wedges

$25 - book now

saturday Chefs Selection 1 meal/glass of wine* 2 meals/bottle of wine* 3 meals/bottle of wine*

$25 $40 $60

lunch from $10 daily 12-2.30pm

22 denna street, maroochydore 5479 6766 - Formerly Trader Dukes 30 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

30.indd 1

*conditions apply

25/03/2019 2:16:00 PM


A ROCKING TRIBUTE The X Factor finalist Farren Jones is coming to the Coast with an explosive rock show that will get people out of their seats. The Keith Urban and Bryan Adams Experience will see Mr Jones step into the shoes of both iconic musicians to deliver a high-vibe tribute show. Mr Jones delivers a strikingly authentic and charismatic performance as Grammy-award winning artist Keith Urban. In the second part of the engaging dinner show at the Maroochy RSL, Mr Jones steps out as Bryan Adam, bringing his powerhouse vocals and sensational songwriting to life with his band in this epic, energetic dedication covering three decades of legendary rock pop hits and ballads. Tickets to the April 6 show, which includes a two-course dinner, are available at For your chance to win tickets to the show, turn to page 7 of the magazine.


INAUGURAL SPORTS WOMAN’S LUNCH Coolum Hearts is hosting a Sportswoman’s Lunch with special guests, Sunshine Coast Lightning Netball Players, Cara Koenen (pictured) and Peace Proscovia. The renowned netballers will share their inspiring stories about how they came to be where they are, about perseverance, working hard and staying strong. The event will feature live entertainment by Sounds of Then and Coolum Heart Beats with all proceeds going towards the wonderful work of Coolum Hearts. The organisation runs creative workshops for the disadvantaged, disillusioned and disenfranchised in the community and provides a safe space where the community can learn different artistic practices while enjoying a close group that cares. Founders Barbara and Clive Holden saw the arts as a great way to connect people and


Available Monday to Wednesday

Fi Fish, Fish Chips C hips p and an Salad d Lunch Includes house wine, er or can of light beer ft drink soft


• Fresh Seafood supplied daily from De Brett Seafood • NOW Fully Licensed • Catering available, party/function area • Phone orders welcome

5406 0468 209 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba

Mon - Fri 10am - 8pm | Sat - Sun 7am - 8pm


Coolum Hearts connects people started Coolum Hearts five years ago with painting classes and it has expanded to include, drumming, singing, meditation, pottery and crafts. The Coolum Hearts Sportwoman’s Lunch is on April 7 at the Coolum Bowling Club from 11.30am to 3pm. Visit eventbrite. and search for Coolum Hearts.


Now Ope

The Wharf


• Premium Produce • Coffee • Deli • Juice • Smoothie Bar • Specialty goods • Vegan • Dairy free • Gluten free

Call 1300 beerwah to book your dinner, drink and reserved seating package Check our website or FB for more information

5338 7303 | The Wharf, Mooloolaba QLD 4557

31.indd 1

53 Beerwah Parade, Beerwah | 1300 BEERWAH | Open 7 Days for lunch & dinner | Courtesy bus available My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019 31

25/03/2019 2:18:55 PM


OUT & ABOUT ALL DAY MENU Delicious tapas and pizza are available from 12pm until the kitchen closes. There’s a full lunch menu from 12– 2.30pm and dinner is available from 5pm. Peregian Beach Hotel, 5448 3111,

SEAFOOD PLATTER FOR TWO Tuck into a seafood platter for two for $59.90. Enjoy it with a bottle of wine (dine-in only). Prices starting from $20 a bottle. Bridge Seafood, Mooloolaba, 5406 0468,

Try these mouthwatering meals from some of the Coast’s best restaurants next time you’re eating out. PREMIUM STEAKS – AGED FOR FOUR WEEKS FOR EXTRA TENDERNESS Served with Caesar salad, onion rings, beer-battered chips and your choice of sauce (all gluten free – garlic cream, pepper, mushroom, Diane, gravy) or mustard (hot English, wholegrain, Dijon). Delicious Manning River grass-fed Angus New York sirloin – a gold medal-winner at Sydney and Brisbane Fine Food Shows, $38. Palmwoods Hotel, 1300 725 696,

FRIDAY COCKTAILS WITH THE GIRLS Kick back on Friday with some great cocktail specials from 3pm in the Blue Bar. There’s all-day dining on offer with a great selection of tapas and plates to share. Girls afternoon anyone? Alex Hotel, Alexandra Headlands, 5443 1811,


SENSATIONAL $7 SALADS Eat out without blowing the budget. Enjoy a delicious $7 salad from the Club Kawana Hub Cafe. On offer is a fresh garden salad or traditional Greek salad. Available from 10am daily. Club Kawana, Wurtulla, 5493 1233,

HEAVEN FOR PARENTS Kids Eat Free* every Wednesday and Thursday night, plus Sunday lunch – delicious meals they’ll happily devour. Then send them to play in KidZone with its light-up dancefloor while you enjoy your meal. Maroochy RSL Bistro, Maroochydore, 5443 2211,

GREAT deals! APRIL $12 MEMBERS MONDAY TO FRIDAY LUNCH SPECIAL Pineapple and chipotle pulled pork sliders, $14 for non-members. Hurry in as this deal ends April 30. Maroochy Surf Club, Maroochydore, 5443 1298,

EASTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN Bring the kids along for some fun over the Easter holidays. Come and say hello and pet the animals at the petting zoo on Thursday 11, and watch a puppet show on Tuesday 16. Buderim Tavern, 5453 3777,

TRY A TUNA BURGER You have to try this tasty new tuna burger for $13.50. Served on a toasted bun with lettuce, coleslaw and your choice of three sauces. It’s delicious. Fisheries On The Spit, Mooloolaba, 5444 1165,

32 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

32.indd 1

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 12 with a lunch or dinner date. All mothers receive a complimentary dessert with their meal. Book your table now. Waterfront Hotel, Diddillibah, 5458 2777,

NEW bites ZUCCHINI FRITTERS WITH ZING! Housemade zucchini corn fritters, served with tomato relish and natural yoghurt dukkha, smoked salmon, smokey bacon or grilled mushroom and fetta. Breakfast from 8am to 11am. Driftwood Restaurant, Rivershore Resort, 5458 2200,

ENJOY A CONE BAY BARRAMUNDI Try some Cone Bay barramundi from Western Australia. Grilled with a crispy skin and served with sweet potato mash and blanched greens, topped with a Mooloolaba coconut prawn and hollandaise sauce $32. Beerwah Hotel, 5494 0555,

25/03/2019 2:53:41 PM



33.indd 1

Alex hotel

5443 1811

Kawana Waters Hotel

5444 6699


5430 5555

Buderim Tavern

5453 3777


5430 7500

Waterfront Hotel

5458 2777

Caloundra Hotel

5439 4555

O’malley’s Irish Pub

5452 6344

WHARF Tavern

5444 8383

Coolum Beach Hotel

5446 1899

Pelican Waters Hotel

5437 3622

Golden Beach Hotel

5492 8300

Pub Mooloolaba

5477 7011

We promote the responsible service of gaming and alcohol. All our advertising and promotions are not implicitly or explicitly directed at minors, excluded persons, or vulnerable or disadvantaged groups.

25/03/2019 12:03:36 PM



Support Coordination starts here


The National Disability Insurance Scheme is ready to roll out on the Sunshine Coast, which means it’s time to get ready for the changes.


he National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been rolled out nationally, with the Sunshine Coast one of the most recent regions in the country to receive the new funding model for disability support. The NDIS provides all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and

Our Support Coordinators have an intimate understanding of disability and the challenges participants face in living an ‘ordinary life’. We bring experience, empathy and maturity in ensuring you are receiving the most from your NDIS Plan.

Call now to book one on one Support Coordinator session with one of our NDIS experts. Just Better Care provides in-home disability support, assisting people to live independently within their community. 24/7, 365 days a year.

“Think about your immediate support needs and current and future goals” significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an enriched life. STEPS Social & Community has more than 30 years’ experience in the disability sector. From advice and planning to service provision, STEPS helps guide participants every step of the way to ensure they get the most out of their NDIS package. There’s a lot of new NDIS information to navigate, so here STEPS shares its top tips for NDIS planning:

CHECK – ARE YOU ELIGIBLE? The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) makes decisions about eligibility. Contact the National Access Team on 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS website to check eligibility criteria.

APPLY – TO PARTICIPATE To become a participant, contact the NDIA on 1800 800 110 to make a Service Access

34 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

34.indd 1

Request. If you already receive disability support services, the NDIA will contact you when it becomes available in your area. If you have yet to have any contact with the NDIA, call the office to ensure all your details are correct on their database.

CREATE – YOUR PLAN To get ready for the planning meeting, think about your immediate support needs and current and future goals. Your planner will ask questions about what supports or therapy you are receiving and your goals. It is beneficial to be prepared for your planning meeting.

USE – CONNECT TO SERVICES Once your plan has been approved, it will be time to connect with services. There are several ways in which you can do this. You may receive funding for support co-ordination or alternatively, your Local Area Co-ordinator may help implement your plan.

REVIEW YOUR PLAN The plan review is an opportunity to assess if your supports are working for you and if they are helping you work towards achieving your goals. The first NDIS plan review usually falls 12 months after your plan started. If your circumstances change during the year, you do have an opportunity to contact the NDIA. STEPS Social & Community is passionate about helping to create brighter futures. The STEPS team provides NDIS services to the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Bundaberg regions.

For more information, speak with a STEPS NDIS expert on 5456 7100.

25/03/2019 1:46:38 PM

Live the life you want to lead with Leap in! NDIS Plan Management. No waiting and no cost to you Use the providers you want (whether NDIS registered or not)

Track your NDIS budgets in real time Fast payment for your providers Great advice and experience PLUS a free planning and budget app

Join today, claim tomorrow. 35.indd 1

1300 05 78 78 25/03/2019 12:08:30 PM




Thanks to her UnitingCare practitioner, Caroline is back doing what she loves.


can do anything I hope to,” says Sharon, who was an accomplished show jumper and equestrian rider until a car accident at the age of 16 left her with a brain injury and physical disabilities. Sharon didn’t think she would ever be able to ride again. But now, decades later, she has the confidence to get back in the saddle – an achievement she says was made possible by her UnitingCare lead practitioner, Caroline. “Three years ago, Sharon was very quiet and didn’t really speak out,” says Caroline. “We really wanted Sharon to find her courage and tell us what she wanted, so we talked about what her goals were. She told us it was horse riding.” “I wanted to find the courage to get back on a horse again,” says Sharon.

While researching places for Sharon to ride and interact with her beloved horses, the pair continued with Sharon’s daily exercises to improve her leg strength. Soon enough, Sharon was back where she belonged. “It was a real heart-melt moment to see her up there and the smile on her face was amazing,” says Caroline of seeing Sharon on horseback for the first time. For Sharon, it was both a victory and an important turning point – one that has empowered her to redefine what she’s capable of. “To see how Sharon is flourishing now compared to prior is just amazing,” adds Caroline. Some years ago, Caroline gave up her desk job to become a support worker. “I find it a lot more fulfilling,” she says, adding that the biggest perk of the job is encouraging people to believe in themselves. “Seeing Sharon find her voice and find the courage to try different things … to see her get back up on that horse with confidence: they are the things I’m most proud of.” Caroline and Sharon’s relationship goes far beyond that of practitioner/client. “We’re a great team. We can bounce off each other, we can joke with each other, we can pick on each other. I’m there to guide Sharon in the right direction, help her out in the community and make sure Sharon’s getting everything she needs, wants and deserves.” What that doesn’t mean, though, is doing it for her. As Caroline explains, independence is key. “We stand back and let them push forward doing what they want to do.” UnitingCare Queensland and Blue Care offer a full range of disability and NDIS supports. To find out more or to watch Sharon’s story go to

If you or a member of your family is about to transition to the NDIS, you may find yourself wading through a sea of information and asking yourself, “where should I start?”. Andrew Kiel (pictured) is the general manager and co-founder of plan management service Leap in! and says, “The NDIS funds reasonable and necessary supports to help you live an ordinary life and achieve your goals. During your planning meeting, your NDIS planner gathers information on what supports are reasonable and necessary for your situation. “They will evaluate what is related to your disability and support needs, good value for money and likely to be beneficial to you,” he adds. “Depending on an individual’s circumstances, funding could be allocated for support workers to help with personal care activities, therapeutic supports like behaviour support, aids and equipment, home modifications or mobility equipment. “NDIS funding doesn’t cover general, everyday living expenses that people without disability would be required to pay, such as train travel, rent, groceries, mobile phone or movie tickets.” Leap in! is a registered NDIS plan manager and charity. For a free pre-planning consultation or more information on how plan management works call 1300 057 878.

Get the most out of your NDIS STEPS provide NDIS support that helps you live every day the way you choose

Get in touch for our full range of NDIS services and support options

Are you a parent of carer of a child with autism? Stay connected, organised and supported!

Help you identify, plan and coordinate services that suit your needs Deliver and connect you to a range of recreational and social activities

Call us on

School leaver employment support (SLES)

07 5458 3000

Provide assistance with everyday living

Training and support for families and carers Assist in behaviour management planning and ASD specialist support

36 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

36.indd 1

25/03/2019 2:33:12 PM



13 14 15


17 18






1 4 7 8 10 12 13 15

1 2 3 4 5 6 9 11 12 14 16 17

Orange-yellow colour (7) Three-dimensional (5) Sole (4) Incentive (8) Automatic weapon (7,3) Relative estimate (6) Servile attendant (6) Parliamentary delaying tactic (10) 18 Ballet by Tchaikovsky (4,4) 19 Hide (4) 20 Void (5) 21 Delete (7)



Violent quarrel (5) Happiness (8) A spice (6) Official bulletin (10) Main part (4) Water storage tank (7) Every two years (10) Erroneous (8) Swift, sharp reply (7) Capricious (6) Vary between limits (5) Pitch tents (4)









You’ve got a tremendous amount on your plate at the moment, but avoid getting into super-stressed mode. Mercury has been moving forwards for a few days now, which will help a close relationship or a joint venture that has been somewhat stalled.

Is a close relationship stuck in a rut? This week, the new moon and Uranus encourage you to blast away the cobwebs and look at things from a fresh angle. Attached Librans – are you doing all the giving while your partner is doing all the taking?

This week (courtesy of the new moon), it’s a fabulous time to review your emotional wellbeing and physical fitness levels, introduce healthier food choices and reboot your exercise routine. Don’t have one? It’s the best week of the year to start!





Sagittarians have big ideas, but you can have trouble walking your talk. This week, Saturn steadies your mercurial mind and helps you get things done, so it’s a wonderful week to power through all those mundane tasks you’ve been putting off.

Saturn is sauntering slowly through your sign, which isn’t easy (in fact, it can be a real pain in the neck). You’ll find hurdles are placed in your path, which will help you grow and mature. Friday’s new moon encourages you to celebrate your strengths.

Are you ready for a grand adventure? This week’s new moon sees curious Aquarians ricocheting off in diverse new directions – which is exactly how it should be as you explore and experiment. And don’t worry about making mistakes along the way.

The new moon lights up your cash zone, which signals a fresh financial chapter. The more proactive you are about money matters, the better your fiscal future will be. Mercury and Saturn also send an important message your way on the weekend.

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.


_ _ _ _

_ _ _ _

_ _ _ _

_ _ _ _

_ _ _ _


QUIZ 1. Which Glasgow rock band is named after an Austrian Archduke? 2. In what year were the last imperial units of measurement removed from general use in Australia? 3. What is the bonnet of a car called in the US? 4. Who is credited as the creator of the Margherita pizza, in honour of Queen Margherita of Savoy? 5. What is a Kofler bench used to measure?

6. Which popular Australian chocolate bar is also the title of an old English folk song? 7. Gordon Gekko is a character from which 1987 film? 8. Who (pictured) wrote The Godfather? 9. Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr. wrote which Christmas carol? 10. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford are members of which US rock band?



5 3 3 9 4 3 5 7 3 2 6 4 7 1 8 5 3 9 1 2 5 6 2

LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23) With the new moon in fellow fire sign Aries, you’re feeling feisty and ready for adventure! But hubris and over-confidence often come before a fall, so the buzz word this week is humility. If you’re a clever cat, you’ll be kinder towards others.

QUIZ: 1. Franz Ferdinand 2. 1988 3. The hood 4. Raffaele Esposito 5. The melting point of a substance 6. Cherry Ripe 7. Wall Street 8. Mario Puzo 9. We Three Kings 10. Aerosmith


This week’s new moon charges up your career/reputation zone, so prepare for a few surprises. But, the more you try to control those around you, the more they will tend to push back, so take a good, long look at your motives.

CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Saffron 4 Cubic 7 Only 8 Stimulus 10 Machine gun 12 Rating 13 Minion 15 Filibuster 18 Swan Lake 19 Skin 20 Empty 21 Expunge Down: 1 Storm 2 Felicity 3 Nutmeg 4 Communique 5 Bulk 6 Cistern 9 Biennially 11 Mistaken 12 Riposte 14 Fickle 16 Range 17 Camp



Thank goodness Mercury (your patron planet) has been moving forwards since last Friday. Communication, conversation, business, education and travel should all gradually improve as the week progresses.




Are you stubbornly holding onto outdated ideas? This week, the new moon and Uranus encourage you to let go of an old grudge, put aside pre-conceived notions or examine your beliefs in a philosophical and spiritual new light.

2 3 4 6 1 8 7 5 9



This week, restless rams are ready to fire off in exciting new directions! Mercury is well and truly moving forwards, so it’s action stations for adventurous Aries. It’s certainly the best week of the year to hatch ambitious ideas.

8 1 7 4 5 9 6 2 3



6 5 9 7 2 3 4 8 1


5 6 3 1 8 7 9 4 2


7 9 2 5 6 4 3 1 8



4 8 1 3 9 2 5 7 6


1 4 5 2 3 6 8 9 7


3 7 8 9 4 1 2 6 5


9 2 6 8 7 5 1 3 4


Home of Local Grass Fed Beef delivered to your door FAMILY PACK 2kg Rolled Rib Roast 2kg Corned Silverside 2kg Grass Fed Beef Stirfry

2kg Grass Fed Rump Steak 2kg Grass Fed BBQ Steak 2kg Sausages



Ph: 5497 1205 12 William St, Kilcoy.

37.indd 1

My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019 37

25/03/2019 4:28:22 PM



Real Estate

WOOMBYE: U1/4 NORTHVIEW PL. Brand new duplex! Nothing more to do, 3bed, 2bath, 2car, stylish & modern with alfresco dining, sought after locale.

Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE SAT. 10 – 10.40 $467,000

WOOMBYE: 4 PAYNTER PARK DR. Immaculate, modern family home on level block SAT. 10-10.40 with shed/man cave, 4bed, 2bath, 2car. Large outdoor entertaining. $549,000

WOOMBYE: 15 COLONIAL WAY Family home, walk to school! 4bed, 2bath, 4car, pool, shed, potential dual living/Airbnb, solar panels, bush backdrop!

SAT. 12 – 12.40 MID $500,000’S

WOOMBYE: 32 COUNTRYVIEW ST: Queenslander with views and breezes.

SAT. 12 – 12.40 $649,000 VALUE BUY!

6brms, 3bath, 2car. Central location, downstairs perfect teenagers retreat.

WOOMBYE: 1/11 SWEETWATER ST. Duplex unit. 3brms,2bath,2car. Central and WOOMBYE: 14 PALMWAY CRT. Quiet, end of cul-de-sac location, 2 storey, 2 separate living areas, 2 decks, polished timber floors.. VALUE plus!

SAT 11 – 11.40 HIGHER $400,000 RANGE

NAMBOUR: 50 ELIZABETH ST. Delightful family home, 4brms, 2bath, 4car – Open plan living, outdoor entertaining, pool, immaculate 2400m2 block + more.

SAT. 11 – 11.40 OFFERS OVER $575,000

NAMBOUR: 5 BONNYDOON CRT. 755m2 block , quiet cul-de-sac. Fantastic o/door entertaining area, feature pool with waterfall, 4bed, 2bath, 2car, side access.

SAT. 12 – 12.40 MID $500,000’S

5442 1888

very convenient position. Deck with bushland back drop. Excellent Property!

WOOMBYE: 32B RIDGEVIEW PL. Views.. sleek and stylish. Duplex – 3brms, 2bath, 2car. Easy living in this new, quality craftsman showpiece. WOOMBYE:102 DIDDILLIBAH RD. 1.4 Acre retreat. 4brms, 2bath, 2car. Privacy + 3 separate living areas, passionately landscaped, inground pool... a Discreet Retreat.

WOOMBYE: 9 HORIZON WAY. Stunning, architecturally designed family home. 4brms, 2bath, 2car, pool, stylish in every aspect. Quality Plus!

SAT 1 – 1.40 BUYER INT. FROM $465,000 SAT. 1 – 1.40 BUYER INT. FROM $599,000 SAT. 1 – 1.40 REDUCED TO $759,000 SAT 2 – 2.40 $875,000

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 38 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

38.indd 1

25/03/2019 3:48:10 PM


COAST’S RENTAL MARKET TIGHTENS It’s a tight rental market on the Coast, so if you’re looking for a rental, you’ll need to put your best foot forward. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


emand for Sunshine Coast property continues to exceed supply when it comes to those looking to secure their own piece of paradise and it appears that demand is also flowing into the rental market, with the REIQ’s December quarter vacancy rate report showing a further tightening of properties available to rent. The report shows the Sunshine Coast SD (Sunshine Coast local government area and Noosa Shire combined) is now firmly classified a tight rental market, with the vacancy rate dropping from 2.4 per cent to 1.8 per cent. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella says these tightened conditions will “continue to exert upward pressure on prices and it is likely we will see some movement in rents if these conditions continue”. Ms Mercorella says the cyclic slow-down of investor activity has arrived with the looming federal election and uncertainty around potential negative gearing adjustments and capital gains tax changes. “The REIQ is hearing from agents that financing is causing contracts to fall over. We’re seeing tightened lending restrictions slowing both investors and first-homebuyers from getting into the market,” she says. With fewer investors buying on the Coast, there are fewer properties available for those who continue to move to the area for the idyllic lifestyle and increasing number of employment opportunities.

First National Mooloolaba principal Paul Angell says the pressure on vacancy rates has been building for some time. “Our agency has zero vacant properties, but this is fairly typical, and in the last 30 days, we have had 112 tenancy enquiries,” he says. “Houses under $500 a week are our most requested dwelling type and we are seeing mostly singles, who are often sharing, in the 20 to 40 age group. “While there is a growing trend to invest in shares or property and to remain a tenant themselves, more often it is just a case of tenants not having enough deposit to make the initial purchase to have their own home.” Mr Angell says those searching for a rental in the high-demand category could spend a month or more to find something suitable. “While having a pet is a wonderful thing, it will reduce your options when looking for your next rental. Having a strong reference from your current landlord or agent is important and when applying, you should have all of your documents ready to go so that you can lodge a complete application,” he suggests. Century 21 Grant Smith Property’s property manager Debbie O’Connor says their office is seeing a similar reflection of vacancy, and at times even a zero per cent vacancy rate. “With strong regional growth and demand for housing on the Sunshine Coast there are more people moving into the region. This is often from new residents to the area choosing to rent for a period to familiarise themselves with the area prior to committing to a

purchase,” she says. “The [level of] enquiry varies on each individual property. We find the lower weekly price point can attract even hundreds of enquiries, showing there is such a strong demand for affordable housing in the area. “Over the past quarter we have seen that properties with pools, in particular family homes and the median rental priced properties around $450 per week, are attracting the most interest.” For those considering investing, to maximise opportunity to have the dwelling tenanted, Ms O’Connor offers this advice: “Ensure you leave yourself with enough budget for maintenance on your investment and any additional outgoings that can be occurred, most importantly don’t step out of your comfort zone,” she says. Platinum Properties director Cherie Hopkins says newly-signed properties are

usually the th only ones they have vacant as soon as tenants indicate they are because a out, they have no trouble filling ready to move m them with new ones. “The Coast has always attracted Brisbane “Th commuters and more recently the FIFOs comm putting their families in homes here so are pu they can come home on their days off and relax,” she says. “We would easily field enquiries from 200 looking for various types of properties people lo month. The most in demand is foureach mon bedroom, two-bathroom, double garage, bedroom room for a trampoline and a dog in the $400 to $500 per week range and they must be close to schools. Our biggest demographic are families with children.” Ms Hopkins says government changes are making it harder for families to borrow sufficient money to buy a home and they are therefore in the rental pool. So now is the time to invest in property. For those looking to secure a rental home, Ms Hopkins says while documentation is important, your attitude is often undervalued. “From the inspection, we are looking for people who are respectful in the home they are looking through and have their children with them, not jumping on beds,” she says. “People who have their application organised will always get their forms completed first, so it gets to the owner first. This could mean the difference between getting [the property] and not getting approved.”



“We find the lower weekly price point can attract even hundreds of enquiries, showing there is such a strong demand for affordable housing in the area”

“From the inspection, we are looking for people who are respectful in the home they are looking through and have their children with them, not jumping on beds”

Debbie O’Connor

Cherie Hopkins

Boonooroo 110 Eckert Road




Waterfront Paradise - 8min to Fraser Island!

For Sale

• Absolute waterfront with views across the Great Sandy Strait • Private jetty for mooring • 8 min by tinnie to Fraser Island • Room for 8 vehicles, boats, caravans and trailers • Local bowls and golf clubs with tennis, cricket and other amenities within 3 mins • 12 mins to Maryborough - 40 mins to Tin Can Bay • Ideal lifestyle property - Low maintenance with everything at your doorstep • 3kw solar system, 3 x 5500 gallon water tanks, rumpus room and much more

Offers Over $499,000 View Sunday 6th April 10:00-2:00

Michael Chapman 0422 010 000

39.indd 1

My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019 39

25/03/2019 1:49:10 PM


7 Birch Street, Caloundra West


They say that the best books are the ones with worn covers, and nothing could be a better analogy for this home, with a stunning internal renovation – whilst the exterior awaits your finishing touch. • Four bedroom, three bathroom contemporary home with modern tones & natural light • Self-contained 1 bedroom unit downstairs with separate driveway & entrance, perfect for guests • Spread over three levels is an entertainers dream with big open plan living spaces & huge 50m2 deck • The impressive Master suite features huge WIR, timber slattered feature wall & stunning ensuite • There is nothing left to do once you walk inside, just finish the exterior and make it your own • Triple car garage – perfect for boat or jet ski. Five minutes to Caloundra shops and beaches



Price: Offers Over $499,000 Inspect: By appointment 60 View: 9660 Jason Stock M 0411 123 888 RE/MAX Property Sales

ADDRESS 50 Lowe Street Nambour QLD 4560

Each office independently owned and operated

OFFICE 5470 7000

Feel at home

Phone (07) 5476 3579

Feel at home with… Peter Grant 0479 176 422


Considering Offers over $799,000

Stylish home on spacious property in country setting not far from the coast offers the best of both worlds. • Huge 60m2 deck overlooking pool spa and big front yard • Amazing stylish kitchen definitely has the wow factor • Glenview state primary school is only 700 metres away • Large master bedroom with sitting room and ensuite

4 Bed 2 Bath 6 Car 4,470m2 Inspect: Saturday 30th March 1 - 1.30pm Leanne King 0439 910 235

Peter has had a long standing career in education teaching English, Media, Industrial Technology and Construction. He loves surfing and all water sports, not to mention AFL moving from Melbourne e in 2002. Peter is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer starting his real estate career in 2004. His calm disposition and skillset as an educator in Construction fully equips him to construct the perfect real estate transaction for you!

Feel at home with… Darren Rix 0416 188 259

After an exciting 13yrs of professional golf living in Europe Darren and his family moved back to the Sunshine Coast in 2003. They enjoy a rural setting


on 5 acres where his 4 children, 15

53 Spalls Road, ROSEMOUNT


chickens and a dog have room to run.

This 55 acre block offers a host of opportunities with approx 7 acres that would be great for growing produce.


He likes to get a whole lot of holes in one and a whole lot of sales into one amazing sales career.

40 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

40.indd 1

• Northerly aspect with just a gentle slope • Paynters Creek meanders through the property • Large machinery shed, 3 phase power, town water & amenities • Suitable for grazing, turf farm or a place for your family to enjoy

Inspect: Contact Agent Barbara Banks 0419 760 492

25/03/2019 2:01:32 PM

Feel at home

Phone (07) 5476 3579


Price: OFFERS OVER $895,000

Positioned to enjoy the views in a quiet cul-de-sac on the eastern slopes with the convenience of shops and transport close by. • Air conditioned open plan living area with raked ceilings • Modern kitchen, stone benchtops ,abundance of cupboards. • wrap around covered decks great for entertaining with views • Ideal for home business BNB self contained accommodation

4 Bed 3 Bath 2 Car 913m2 Inspect: Saturday 30th March 1 - 1.30pm Margie Deighton 0411 399 514



This immaculate property is situated on a 577m2 low maintenance block, fully fenced, area for caravan and a flat walk to the beach. • 3 Spacious bedrooms 2 new bathrooms , separate lounge dining • Functional new kitchen with walkin pantry and drawers • Huge covered entertaining area overlooking private garden • Ideal home for retirees, small family and room for BNB.

3 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car 577m2 Inspect: Sunday 31th March 2 - 2.45pm Margie Deighton 0411 399 514



12a Hocking Street, NAMBOUR

10 Dajaman Close, MAROOCHY RIVER

$249,000 or nearest offer!

Elevated and tree-lined views, tucked away in a quiet street hidden from everyone, perfect for a home or more! • Within 1km to shops, schools, main roads and CBD services • Quiet street, beautiful green surrounds, feel the serenity • Flexible purchasing terms available on discussion • A place to live and enjoy peace with convenience and privacy




Set on 7280m this property features a beautiful highset home a completely separate second residence, 14 mtr pool and a huge yard. • Open plan kitchen & dining area, opening onto a huge north facing deck. • High ceilings timber floors, 2 separate living areas expansive windows. • 4 spacious bedrooms master with ensuite in main house. • Kitchen, bedroom ,open plan living, laundry, deck, views, 2nd house

Inspect: Contact Agent Amber Fox 0405 357 735

5 Bed 4 Bath 2 Car 7,280m2 Inspect: Sunday 31st March 11 - 11.45am Margie Deighton 0411 399 514

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

Barbara Banks 0419 760 492

You can feel at home with real estate agents that put the “real” back in real estate Fundraising Packages Available for Clubs, Community Groups, Schools and Charities Contact Amber Fox, for more details

41.indd 1

25/03/2019 1:38:19 PM

Excellence in L

POSTCARD OCEAN VIEWS FROM CALOUNDRA TO COOLUM Private Homestead claiming the highest built home in Eudlo on 5 acres of land, with its own horse stables, dams and ocean views. Builders own home which reflects in other numerous high end structures to lay claim to. Extreme foundations with numerous rooms under roof that could be redesigned to add bedrooms and bathrooms or make a unique B&B investment. Less than 30 minutes’ drive from coastal beaches and within 10 minutes to School, convenience store and train. A very rare opportunity to own such a unique property that is suitable for horses or to just sit in your front room or verandah and enjoy the serenity of your very own private Ocean views, and the green valleys right through the hinterland to the distant blue Pacific Ocean. Original owner downsizing and purchased elsewhere will look at all written offers.

• 5 Acres • 3 Vehicle entrances • 2 Dams • Private positioned home • 2 Stables • Postcard ocean views

Open for Inspection: Saturday 30th 11-11.45am 3 BED | 1 BATH | 5 CAR Address: 95 Upper Rambert Road EUDLO Price: Offer Over $700,000

Craig Barnby 0427 533 731

07 5445 9200 42 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

42.indd 1

25/03/2019 4:11:11 PM

n Local Knowledge

p: 07 5445 9200 f: 07 5445 9211 e: w:

12 PRISTINE ACRES WITH AMAZING EASTERLY AND SUNSET VIEWS Beautifully tree lined driveway leading up to a craftily positioned private home that captures not only amazing sunrises but stunning sunset views. The home comprises of 3-4 bedrooms with a huge master bedroom and ensuite. 12 acres of maintained land and fenced into 3 separate paddocks with 3 dams. Pristine house gardens with hidden garden nooks for children to let their imagination run wild, artists can enjoy the separate cabin or added guest room. Entertain under the milky-way with hinterland’s famously cool and clear nights around a warm fire pit or inside lounge with stately fireplace. Suitable for cattle and horses with irrigation dam to homestead gardens. Hunchy is becoming a sought after location within the Sunshine’s Coast’s hinterlands sought after areas and this block of land certainly claims a very unique position with less than 20 a minute drive from the beach.

• 12 Private acres • 3 Paddocks • 8 Undercover car • 3 Dams • 3-4 Bedrooms • 2 Lounge Rooms

Open for Inspection: Saturday 30th 2-2.45pm 3 BED | 2 BATH | 8 CAR Address: 90 Shurvell Rd HUNCHY Price: Offer Over $900,000

Craig Barnby 0427 533 731

7 Margaret Street PALMWOODS Qld 4555

43.indd 1

My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019 43

25/03/2019 4:11:46 PM


FOR SALE $445,000




VALUE ON LAMINGTON!!! This spacious dual-living property, within minutes from the Nambour Town Centre, boasts 5 larger than normal size bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with polished timber floors throughout. The property lends to an open plan living and dining with a large practical kitchen flowing out onto a fully covered entertainment deck. This property sits on a large 1,558m2 elevated block in an excellent bush setting. Excellent opportunity for a growing family or a DUAL INCOME opportunity for an astute investor. INSPECT Saturdays 11.00 - 11:30am FIRST NATIONAL CAROLANS 5441 1344 ANDY SHARMA 0410 989 177 WEB

Get started in real estate with the industry’s peak body.

PARK RISE ESTATE ON YABBA BEAT THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE! PARK RISE offers a rare combination of town centre lifestyle adjacent to the family-friendly Yabba Creek and only 5 minutes drive to Borumba Dam - water sports and recreation facilities. These elevated flat quarter acre lots are opposite an extensive Council Park/Oval and Yabba Creek beyond - beckons. Lots are complete with all modern services with Primary and High Schools and Childcare Centre adjacent.


$165,000 RANGING FROM 1,010m2 - 1,181m2

This popular rural tourist township is nestled beside the picturesque Yabba Creek and is the gateway to Borumba Dam. The township has all essential services and facilities with a General Hospital only 25 minutes away. PARK RISE is the ideal mix of convenience and lifestyle for a broad spectrum from couples, young families through to retirees. Furthermore, a scenic leisurely 45-minute drive has you in iconic Noosa or the Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore. A must see to be fully appreciated. You won’t be disappointed...

DON’T DELAY! CALL WARREN TODAY ON 0431 210 348 44 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

44.indd 1

25/03/2019 4:01:54 PM

Maleny Realty

Your first choice in Real Estate






FT E L 2



SPECTACULAR COASTAL VIEWS – SPACIOUS HOME With some of the best coastal views on offer & a versatile & expansive home this property is sure to impress. Three ensuited bedrooms plus two extras. Spacious lounge & second living area with polished timber floors & VIEWS! Verandah perfect for entertaining. Oversized double lock up garage, 4.4m x 7.4m workshop. Beautifully landscaped 2234m2 block. 6m x6m shade shed for boats, trailers etc. room for caravan or motor home. Just 6kms from Maleny and 8kms from Montville you really do have the best of Hinterland living to look forward to.

A small estate nestled in the Maleny hinterland, comprising semi acreage blocks ranging from 3700m2 to 5150m2 most with panoramic rural views to the East and North.

$775,000 Balmoral Ridge via Maleny

Lot 2 $350,000 5150m2 - Web ID 20072045 Lot 5 $430,000 3775m2 - Web ID 20173155

Exclusive Agent Jess Luthje 0438 616 064 / 20138182



Just a 5 minute drive from Maleny township in a quiet cul de sac location. Be quick to inspect, these blocks have sold fast! Exclusive Agent Jess Luthje 0438 616 064 / 20072045







Your very tidy 3 bedroom 2 bathroom rendered brick home sits on an 815m2 block, just a quick walk from town and the showgrounds. *1.5kW solar power to keep power bills at a minimum *Air conditioned, gas hot water and town services *Northerly outdoor entertaining area to enjoy *Fully fenced with side access and plenty of room for gardens or children’s play area. The owners are relocating overseas and have already moved out. Homes in this price bracket sell fast so get in quick, call me.

Recently renovated home designed for spacious living and entertaining. Now most of the hard work has been done you can take advantage of the location just a 10 min drive from Maleny on 1.25 acres. Large living areas open onto a large entertaining deck and patio. New kitchen with extra wide oven & Belfast sink, new carpets, wood fire & ceiling fans. Cottage with spacious living area, full kitchen, bedroom, new carpets, bathroom, study and verandah. Near level 5859m2 lot. With minimal effort you could see an excellent return. Inspect today

Offers Above $495,000 Maleny

$579,000 15 Meagan Ct, Witta via Maleny

Exclusive Agent Jess Luthje 0438 616 064 / ID 20152096

44 Maple Street, Maleny

45.indd 1

Phone: 5499 9994

Exclusive Agent Jess Luthje 0438 616 064 / ID 20179951

25/03/2019 1:34:41 PM


LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN REAL ESTATE IS PRICELESS! Trust in independent experts with a long history of servicing their local communities



WE DARE TO BE DIFFERENT! We sell by Private Treaty – no Auctions Inspections are by appointment only No upfront Marketing costs to you Open 7 Days per week

NO SALE NO FEE FAST FACTS: 2018/19 Properties Sold


Value of Properties Sold


Years in business on The Range


We like our results to do

IAN BLACK 0407 587 503

GARY LANGFORD 0412 348 533

HANNES MARAIS 0411 743 354

PAULA GRIGG 0421 906 243

One of the most respected names in real estate in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Proudly servicing our region for over 80 years.


Shop 2/1 Post Office Road, Mapleton —

Real Estate

Specialising in farms, horse and lifestyle properties through out the greater Sunshine Coast region.

Greg Young Selling on the coast for 37 years

Phone for a no obligation appraisal. Greg Young – 0488 238 988

5478 5288


5442 1888 Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE

Nobody Knows

Servicing our community for


We are a team of local property

Like We Do!

all your property needs.

over 25 years. experts ready to help you with

Wanting to Rent, Buy or Sell? Call us today 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



Montville Real Estate, your local agency was established over 34 years ago. Still renowned for local knowledge coupled with honesty and great service at all times. For all of your needs from sales, leasing, investments, commercial and retail we can help you turn your dreams into reality.

200 Main Street, Montville, QLD, 4560 P: 07 5478 5478 F: 07 5442 9193 E: 46 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

46.indd 1

25/03/2019 3:55:39 PM

for sale

for sale

Contact Agent to Inspect!

Open House Saturday 11.00 - 11.30

14 Langsford Ct. Beautiful block with 15.4m lake frontage!

13 Sunrise Drive. Office downstairs, home upstairs! Wow!

With a generous allotment size of 392m2 and 15.4m of lake frontage to work with, your opportunities are endless. You have the freedom to choose your own builder and build up to 3 story’s high, making your waterfront dream as impressive and as spacious as you want it to be. • Private, direct access with massive lake frontage offers panoramic east & south facing views. • This homesite offers a great opportunity to enjoy Sunshine Cove’s fabulous waterfront lifestyle! • This block is registered, ready and waiting to build your dream lifestyle on! • This allotment only just came back onto the market. A last opportunity to grab your chance to build your dreams within our exclusive Claremont Precinct. What are you waiting for? Take a walk over the block today. But whatever you do, be quick!

A spacious, contemporary home with a completely separate, lease-able commercial premise. The home offers multiple indoor and outdoor living zones, whilst the commercial space offers a spacious, secure office that is separate from the residence. Perfect for a family with a business or, a great opportunity for a buyer seeking a dual income investment property in Maroochydore. • Brilliantly appointed, the home’s kitchen offers semi-integrated dishwasher and induction cook top, under bench oven, ample cupboard space and pantry. From the island bench you look over the lounge and dining areas and out to the large outdoor, entertainment area. • A generous master suite with large ensuite and separate walk in robe creates a private retreat for parents. There’s another, fully self contained bedroom downstairs with its own ensuite and kitchenette. Great for teenagers or when family or friends stay over!



392m2 Lakefront Homesite






for sale

for sale

Contact Agent to Inspect!

Contact Agent to Inspect!

New home currently under construction at 1 Orchid Lane.

A real entertainer with park views, at 59 Tinnanbar Terrace.

Currently being built by Pacific Blue Developments in our Bedarra Precinct, this home was designed with comfort, space and functionality in mind, effortlessly blending style and liveability. • Downstairs the kitchen oversees its open plan dining and living areas that open onto an outdoor entertaining area, accentuating a seamless indoor, outdoor lifestyle. • The kitchen will be finished with quality joinery and stone bench top, soft close drawers and cupboards, quality bosch appliances including dishwasher, electric cooktop and under bench oven. Finished off with a walk-in pantry. • Upstairs in the master bedroom there’s plenty of space. It is light and airy, providing a great retreat and topped off with a generous walk in robe and beautiful ensuite bathroom. • Windows and doors maximise natural breezes, plus split system air conditioning to both levels.

This versatile, three bedroom home is a great opportunity for an astute investor or owner looking to downsize whilst still enjoying all the comforts of a stylish, contemporary, inner city home. Fully landscaped, this low maintenance stylish home is ready to view today! • The downstairs open plan layout makes the most of the living areas encompassing comfortable lounge, dining and kitchen which opens out to separate, outdoor entertaining and BBQ areas. • A well designed kitchen with spacious, stone bench tops and double sink includes quality Artusi wall oven, gas stove and dishwasher. • The private and spacious master bedroom has a generous walk in robe and large ensuite, featuring his and her vanities. • Acoustic rated windows have been installed to all bedrooms adding to the peace and quiet.












Call Dallas Butt 0418 953 753 or Penny Service on 0434 006 144 S U N S H I N EC OV E R E A LT Y.C O M

47.indd 1

25/03/2019 3:03:13 PM




esal identified a gap in housing options available in the Caloundra property market and created a niche business presenting opportunities for buyers to own house-sized beachside homes. Their luxury townhouses, Lighthouse View on Kings, are architecturally designed with stylish and elegant finishes. This intimate development has gained industry recognition receiving the 2018 HIA Housing Award for Best Townhouse/ Villa Development in Queensland and was also a finalist in the 2018 UDIA Awards for Excellence for Premium Small Scale Developments. Besal development director Beau Salter says he is honoured to receive the awards. “It was our aim to create unique and luxurious homes, not just houses,’’ he says. “We carefully considered lifestyle, accessibility, quality and maximising the ocean views, resulting in tasteful and functional homes.” “There is nothing else on the market that compares to this intimate duplex of six modern townhouses, with options of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes. The size, quality and breathtaking views will capture you from the moment you enter.” This innovative development is located

From page 38

on premium land directly below the iconic lighthouse. Within walking distance you can explore the beach, cafes, shops, schools and the Caloundra CBD. These homes offer a beachside lifestyle and are the perfect option for buyers looking to downsize, or even upsize from an apartment, and move in immediately.

Body corporate fees start at $2000 per year including insurance. The development boasts views spanning over Kings Beach, Shelly Point and Moreton Island. Organic materials such as timber, stone and concrete complement the white walls to create a light, open and connected beach style environment.

AT A GLANCE Lighthouse View on Kings Where: 16 Upper Gay Terrace, Kings Beach Price: $689,000 Contact: Rob Williams, 0402 341 995

D U A L L I V I N G O N T H E W AT E R 5 Birubi Street, Minyama 7










2 1,109m LAND


SAT 30 MARCH 3.00PM - 3.30PM


CRAIG ARKELL 0418 995 659


SONIA RADICH 0407 888 970

48 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

48.indd 1

25/03/2019 3:53:09 PM

Pay No Exit Fee

Your choice of location, price option and home design.

Choose your location Allora Gardens

Buderim Gardens

Hibiscus Chancellor Park

A welcoming oasis situated just minutes from Maroochydore beach and the Sunshine Plaza.

Live in the heart of Buderim surrounded by lush tropical rainforest.

Set next to a tranquil lake with resort-style amenities and close to a variety of shops and services.

2 Bedroom from $405,000* 3 Bedroom from $470,000*

Brand new Community Centre opening mid 2019

2 Bedroom from $189,000* 3 Bedroom from $265,000*

Choose your way to pay*

Prepaid Plan

Refundable Contribution

Pay no EXIT fee.

Pay no EXIT fee.

Any capital gain from your home is yours.

Feel secure you can change your mind within six months of moving in.

Your purchase price is guaranteed back when you decide to leave the village.

Feel secure you can change your mind within six months of moving in.

Call to book your private viewing on 1800 550 550 or visit

TDW7756 02/19

Allora Gardens, 22 Allora Drive, Maroochydore | Buderim Gardens, 405 Mooloolaba Rd, Buderim | Hibiscus Chancellor Park, 52 University Way, Sippy Downs

* Exit Fee refers to the Deferred Management Fee (DMF). Other fees may still apply – see residence contract for full details. If you exercise the 6 month change of mind guarantee, you will only pay fair market rent and service fees. Full terms and conditions of these offers are available from our dedicated sales team. Pricing and availability correct at time of printing but subject to change without notice. Information about services and facilities is correct at time of printing but subject to change. Photographs are for illustrative purposes and may depict items not provided by Lendlease, like furniture. February 2019. Published by Lendlease RL Realty (QLD) Pty Ltd. ABN 25 138 535 814.

49.indd 1

25/03/2019 3:00:46 PM

MULTI AUCTION | WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL Ramada Resort Marcoola | 6pm

56 Beachway Parade, Marcoola






View Saturday & Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm Auction In-rooms 24th April Liz Hope 0422 494 686



SURFSIDE LIVING AT IT’S BEST! • Located in a quiet family-friendly area this expansive home has been meticulously maintained • Ideal north-facing aspect perfect to utilise the rear entertaining area, salt-water pool & rear yard • Well-appointed kitchen with stone benches, Bosch dishwasher, Omega oven & cooktop • Two separate living areas & covered entertaining area, in-ground pool & private yard • Air conditioning in the main bedroom & family, ceiling fans throughout • Solar Power, side access, garage with extra shelving & rear roller door allows room for a boat • This adored home offers privacy and a great beachside lifestyle in a sought-after location, make your appointment and view it today!

50.indd 1

22 Boronia Crescent, Marcoola





• Spectacular Hamptons style home in prime beachfront location • Beautifully designed, offering contemporary flair & premium quality over two spacious levels • Generous living spaces open onto a 12m lap pool and a covered entertaining area • Landscaped gardens merge with the sand dune vegetation of Marcoola Beach at the rear • Four generous bedrooms, three bathrooms plus a powder room and a spacious office • An exquisite master retreat offers a private ocean-facing balcony overlooking the bush • Covered alfresco area with freestanding outdoor bath and separate shower • Stunning showpiece kitchen with stone benchtops and premium appliances • Double garage with off street parking for the boat or jet ski and secure gated entry

52 Cupania Street, Mudjimba

Coolum 5446 2500 | Marcoola 5448 7444

• Fabulously maintained, Mediterranean-inspired single-level beach house with private, low maintenance outdoor areas • Fully fenced block with beautiful gardens including timber boardwalk entry over peaceful running water feature • Spacious, tiled open plan living under raked ceilings plus separate media room • Contemporary entertainers kitchen with walk in pantry and stainless steel appliances • A short, flat stroll only metres to the beach, shop, night markets and local Surf Club • Our seller has now committed to their next property and this will be sold on or before auction day • Marcoola’s BEST BUY is ready for you now

142 Suncoast Beach Drive, Mount Coolum

View Saturday & Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm Auction In-rooms 24th April Walter Johnson 0488 989 363




MOUNT COOLUM RENOVATORS DELIGHT! View Saturday & Sunday 11 - 11.45am Auction In-rooms 24th April Keith Blanchard 0419 676 037

• Located near the base of Mount Coolum, this incredible entry level property is a must see! • Featuring open plan living, kitchen & dining area, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom & single carport • This original home is set on a level 650sqm block & offers plenty of scope to renovate & expand • Close to Mount Coolum National Park & walking track, golf course, & recently renovated shopping precinct • Whether it’s a tidy up, expansion or just a knock down & start again, this property offers the perfect opportunity don’t let it pass you by

View Saturday 11 - 11.30am Auction In-rooms 24th April Walter Johnson 0488 989 363

25/03/2019 4:08:21 PM

MULTI AUCTION | WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL Ramada Resort Marcoola | 6pm

26 Barra Crescent, Coolum Beach




CLASSIC BEACH SHACK WITH AWESOME OCEAN VIEWS • Perched up high to capture the views and sea breezes • Positioned amongst multi $million dollar homes • Open plan living with glass sliding doors opening onto the verandah • Timber floors through the whole home • 3 bedrooms all good size, main having access to the verandah

12 Regent Court , Mount Coolum

View Saturday 1 – 1.30pm

• Situated on a corner block sits this colonial style brick and colorbond roof home, with bull nose verandahs

Auction In-rooms 24th April

• Spacious kitchen with central bench with the cook top plus a breakfast bar, French

3/885 David Low Way, Marcoola


51 Nautica Circuit, Mount Coolum




• No roads to cross between your unit and the sparkling surf beach • Walk to local village, shops, café’s and transport • 10 minutes to Airport, new Maroochydore CBD and shopping precinct • Unit is now vacant, and owner is committed to selling • Will suit investors or owner occupiers alike

51.indd 1


View Saturday 10 – 10.30am Auction In-rooms 24th April

doors opening onto the entertainment area

• Coolum’s café and Restaurant scene close by

• Absolute beachfront resort with excellent facilities & secure parking


• Two tiled living areas with access to the entertainment area

• 3 bedrooms with the main having an ensuite and air-conditioning

• Ground floor unit – step straight out to resort pool & beach access



Noel Mooney 0417 756 076

• Walk to First Bay for a swim or fish off the rocks

Coolum 5446 2500 | Marcoola 5448 7444

• 2 car accommodation with remote garage • The local shops and beach only a short drive away

Noel Mooney 0417 756 076




AFFORDABLE BEACHSIDE LIVING View Saturday 2 - 2.30pm Auction In-rooms 24th April Liz Hope 0422 494 686

• Just a short stroll to the beach, coastal living at its best! • Located in a popular newly developed enclave • This low maintenance home is compact but well designed for comfortable living • The galley style kitchen is very well supplied with cupboards and has a breakfast bar • A covered outdoor entertaining area is adjacent to the kitchen

View Saturday 1 – 1.30pm Auction In-rooms 24th April Greg Moore 0416 866 919

25/03/2019 2:22:12 PM

Coolum 5446 2500 | Marcoola 5448 7444


8 Karingal Court, Mount Coolum





1 / 16 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola

Walter Johnson 0488 989 363

• Less than 200m to beach, cafés, Surf Club, Friday Food Market & Saturday Farmers Market

25 Ocean Vista Drive Maroochy River


143 Grandview Drive, Yaroomba

View Saturday 10 – 10.30am

• Selected polished timber floors throughout the home • Cathedral timber ceilings with picture framed full length windows • Bedrooms on both levels all with built in robes • Large covered deck areas overlooking the scenery, timber decked pool in landscaped surrounds

52.indd 1

• Located in the heart of Marcoola, this beachside duplex is set to be sold! • Perfect if you’re looking to downsize or to secure your very own beachside weekender • This delightful duplex features air conditioned open plan style kitchen, dining and living area

For Sale Present all Offers


• Two bedrooms each with built in wardrobes, two-way bathroom, and separate laundry

View Contact Agent For Sale Offers Invited

• Detached single lock up garage, compact courtyard with paved area & side access



PERCHED ON A HILL TOP WITH 180° VIEWS OF THE COAST • Built over two levels with options to make dual living



• Minutes from the beach, this Balinese-inspired home encompasses open plan living, timber flooring, entertainer’s kitchen opens onto balconies which run the length of the home • 3 bedrooms on the upper level with an expansive master suite featuring an ensuite & private balcony providing views out through the treetops • Flexible & functional with a purpose built boat & caravan carport, double garage with tradesmans workshop & separate storage • Positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac within close proximity of the beach, mountain, Mt Coolum village with boutique shops & cafes • Our sellers have already purchased their next home and our instructions are clear to present all offers

• You will be blown away with the views from this home


• Quiet beachside pockets such as Marcoola are highly sought after, secure your beach retreat today!

Walter Johnson 0488 989 363




WOW…OCEAN PANORAMA ON GRANDVIEW DVE! View Saturday 12 – 12.30pm For Sale $1,095,000 Noel Mooney 0417 756 076

• Dramatic coastline views across Pacific to the horizon! • Architecturally designed with creative interior layout • Centralised kitchen-soaring ceilings-2 generous living areas • Rear timber decks on both levels for outdoor entertaining • Prestigious location-perfect for every day living or holiday escape! • Call now to view as vacant and ready to sell today!

View Saturday 11 – 11.30am Auction On-site 13 April 4.00pm Greg Moore 0416 866 919

25/03/2019 2:23:51 PM

New boutique estate nestled against a rainforest backdrop

Ideal for downsizers and first home buyers alike Immersed in a nature filled setting, Buderim Forest is the Sunshine Coast’s newest boutique estate surrounded by tranquil rainforests offering peace and privacy. Buderim Forest delivers a lifestyle few can rival with land now selling from $263,000 and house and land packages available for first home buyers under $500,000. Oozing coastal convenience, it is perfectly positioned close to retail, education and health infrastructure, as well as pristine beaches and the Sunshine Coast hinterland. An idyllic place to grow and explore with family, now selling with a limited release, so get in quick to discover the Buderim Forest lifestyle.

LAND FROM $263,000

HOUSE & LAND UNDER $500,000 Use ‘9RMǻIH&7ű±ŞŞƋŅƴĜåƵeƚčĵåĹƋåÚå±ĬĜƋƼÏŅĹƋåĹƋ For Apple and Android

53.indd 1

Ambre Perry 0438 162 520

Todd McKee 0418 737 197

25/03/2019 12:39:01 PM

Where acreage lifestyle meets coastal convenience Prestige Acreage Blocks only minutes to the beach UNDER CONSTRUCTION Glenfinnan Estate is the latest lifestyle land release with an envious location and unspoiled scenery. As a continuation of Glenfinnan Court, a premier destination for large acreage blocks and grand homes, it also benefits from easy access to private schools, shops, beaches and arterial road networks. This opportunity offers the purchaser a limited selection of 15 lots to create a masterpiece in the centre of the Sunshine Coast.

LOCATION LOCATION • 4km to Sunshine Coast Grammar School • 5km to Forest Glen Market Place • 10km to Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre • 15kms to Mooloolaba Beach • Ranging from 6,000sqm to 2.46 Ha



Sheldon Busch 0418 743 848 Todd McKee 0418 737 197


54.indd 1

25/03/2019 12:41:02 PM

55.indd 1

25/03/2019 3:59:28 PM

1 Bennett Street, MoďŹ&#x20AC;at Beach Located in what is internationally renowned as the Sunshine Coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most exclusive suburb, this stunning three level master-built family home captures unrestricted views from the elevated Queen of Colonies location to as far as your eyes will carry you across the north facing coastline and Pacific Ocean. Gracing the upper two levels in this exclusive private 830m2 home, this property affords exhilarating views from all principal rooms. Built by master builder Hamish Gray (Gray Construction Group) on the very best parcel of land in Moffat Beach.



Auc on In Rooms, Breakfree Grand Pacific, Caloundra Friday, April 26 at 11am



Tom Garland 0412 161 123

View Saturday 11-11.30am or by appointment

56.indd 1

25/03/2019 2:48:00 PM

Residence 4/ 25 Maltman Street South, Kings Beach - Meticulously designed luxury townhouse with individual lift access - Brand new, over 330sqm of living with contemporary finishes - Numerous living zones capture sea breezes and elevated views - Designer kitchen with butlers pantry, double oven and wine fridge - Views to Kings Beach and sunsets over the Glass House Mountains - Lavish master suite with walk-in robe and ensuite with bathtub - Triple car garage with storeroom, ducted air conditioning throughout - Low maintenance lifestyle, enjoy all that coastal living has to offer




Sale $1,550,000

Jake Mackay 0430 283 293

View Thursday 5.30-6pm Saturday & Sunday 10-10.30am

Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

57.indd 1

25/03/2019 2:50:25 PM



This as-new architect-designed master built home with immaculate presentation is ready for new owners today. Privately positioned at the end of the court on 1717m2 with superb treed outlook. High ceilings, high-end appliances and plenty of storage are just some of the features of this home, created by owners who have an eye for detail and experience building several homes over the years. No detail has been overlooked. This home is only minutes to Pomona township, 40 minutes to Maroochydore or 25 minutes to Noosa Main Beach or National Park.

10B King Street, Kings Beach Now is your opportunity to acquire this easy-living grand beachside residence overlooking Shelly Beach and blessed with beau ful ocean views. Discreetly posi oned in a quiet posi on at the rear of a complex of two free standing residences, this fine home combines stylish elegance with func onality and mul ple indoor and outdoor living spaces crea ng a relaxed environment for you to enjoy the best of coastal living only Caloundra can oďŹ&#x20AC;er. To be sold at auc on.

5 AucŕŚ&#x17E;on In Rooms, Breakfree Grand Pacific, Caloundra Friday, April 26 at 11am


12 WHISTLER WAY POMONA 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Price $669,000 Carolans First National Real Estate 5441 1344 Vanessa Brunton 0467 448 850



Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

View Saturday & Sunday 11-11.30am 58 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

58.indd 1

25/03/2019 3:51:00 PM

Ready to move into!

LIGHTHOUSE VIEW ON KINGS UPPER GAY TERRACE, KINGS BEACH • Luxury house sized town homes with panoramic ocean views • Walking distance to patrolled beaches, restaurants, shops, schools and the Caloundra CBD • Three already sold and only one of each of the two, three and four bedroom townhouses remain • Low body corporate fees from around $2K including insurance

Inspect 2.00pm-2.45pm on Saturday 30 March Contact Rob Williams 0402 341 995

2, 3 & 4 Bedroom

Multi Award Winning Town Homes from $689K 16 Upper Gay Terrace, Kings Beach

59.indd 1

My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019 59

25/03/2019 3:57:46 PM

WHEN SIZE MATTERS – FAMILY PERFECTION WITH ISLAND SERENITY 15 Majorca Place, Kawana Island An enviable lifestyle awaits in this magnificent family residence positioned in one of Kawana Island’s most exclusive locales. Commanding impressive street appeal, this stylish & secluded sanctuary with a coveted North East aspect will make your dream coastal lifestyle a reality. Beautifully appointed, this impeccable residence of grand proportions, versatile floorplan and a haven of flowing space will leave you wanting for nothing. The ultimate in island living, call Karen today!


60.indd 1



5 • • • • • •

Desirable North East aspect Large 790m2 corner allotment Multiple living zones Additional off street parking Ducted & reverse cycle aircon Walk to beaches, shops & restaurants



Price: Expressions of Interest Closing 22 April @ 5pm Inspect: Saturday 30th March 11.45-12.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526


25/03/2019 2:04:45 PM


1 & 2/2 Alkira Street, Buddina • • • • •

Situated in the sought after Golden Triangle of Buddina, you will not find anything in the area like these properties. Just meters from the popular Buddina Surf Beach and walking distance to the La Balsa Park, Point Cartwright Lighthouse and Kawana Shopping Centre, beachside living simply doesn’t get better than this. Positioned just five houses from the ocean, this contemporary and private house-sized duplex is sure to impress.

North facing entertaining area Stunning high end finishes Stone bench tops throughout Indoor/outdoor living Master retreat with WIR and ensuite



Auction: Saturday 30th March at 4pm Inspect: Saturday 30th March 3-4pm Rebecca Fletcher 0404 866 358


22/7-9 Juan Street, Alexandra Headland From the private balcony, you have views of the beautiful ocean and can oversee the stunning resort style pool. The location speaks for itself, as does the property. The current owners have decided it’s time to move on and the property is ready to go. For more information or to book a private inspection please contact Richard or Loren today.


61.indd 1



• • • • • •

Great position within the complex Stunning outlook stretching to the ocean Full resort facilities included Spacious & private balcony Walk to shops, cafes and world class beaches Perfect weekender or an ideal investment opportunity



Price: Offers Over $395,000 Inspect: Saturday 30th March 11-11.30am & Wednesday 3rd April 5-5.30pm Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


25/03/2019 2:08:32 PM








6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Gardening Australia. 8.30 The Heights. (PG) Ash becomes disillusioned with Tyler. 9.25 The Split. (M) Hannah tackles some painful questions. 10.25 ABC Late News. 10.55 The Business.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 Cleaning Up. (M) Sam promises to fill Blake’s shoes. 10.30 Coastal Railways With Julie Walters: The Great Western Road. (PG) 11.35 To Be Advised.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 3. Parramatta Eels v Sydney Roosters. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 8.45 Knock Off. 9.45 MOVIE Out Of Time. (2003) (M) Denzel Washington, Eva Mendes. A police chief investigates a double murder.

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 9.30 MOVIE Runaway Bride. (1999) (PG) Julia Roberts. A columnist searches for a woman who cost him his job. 11.55 WIN News.

6pm Letters And Numbers. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Coast New Zealand: The Far North. (PG) Presented by Neil Oliver. 8.30 MOVIE Denial. (2016) Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson. A Holocaust denier sues a historian. 10.30 SBS World News Late.


6.05pm The Heights. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco. (M) 8.15 Miniseries: Delicious. (M) Part 4 of 4. 9.05 Unforgotten. (M) Marion jeopardises her marriage. 9.50 Prime Suspect 1973. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. (2016) (PG) Eva Green. A teenager delves into a fantastic mystery. 9.35 MOVIE Die Hard: With A Vengeance. (1995) (M) Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson. A cop tries to stop a mad bomber.

6pm Nine News Saturday. 7.00 MOVIE Beauty And The Beast. (2017) (PG) Emma Watson. 9.40 MOVIE Hitch. (2005) (M) Will Smith, Eva Mendes. A self-styled New York “date doctor” forgets all his tricks after he falls for a sassy journalist.

6pm David Attenborough’s Madagascar. 7.00 Bondi Rescue. 7.30 One Born Every Minute. (M) 8.30 Ambulance Australia. 9.30 MOVIE Ocean’s Thirteen. (2007) (PG) George Clooney. The team pulls off one last heist. 11.55 NCIS: New Orleans. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.35 Algeria From Above. 8.30 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Hosted by Jimmy Carr. 9.30 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong. Luke visits the villages of Shan State. 10.00 Soccer. EPL. Fulham v Manchester City.


6pm To Be Advised. 6.30 Ask The Doctor: Sugar. (PG) 7.00 ABC News Sunday. Coverage of news, sports and weather. 7.40 Restoration Australia: Jack Clarke. Hosted by Stuart Harrison. 8.40 Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala. Hosted by Tom Gleeson. 11.40 Unforgotten. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) 8.30 Sunday Night. Hosted by Melissa Doyle. 9.30 Babes In The Wood. (M) A look at the murders of two nineyear-old girls. 10.30 Andrew Denton: Interview. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Married At First Sight. 8.30 60 Minutes. Current affairs program. 9.30 Australian Crime Stories: Billy Longley – The Texan. 10.30 Killer On The Line: Robin Garbutt. (M) 11.25 Major Crimes. (M)

6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 6.30 The Sunday Project. 7.30 Chris & Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway. (PG) Hosted by Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris. 9.00 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. Hosted by Dave Hughes. 10.00 NCIS. (M) 11.00 The Sunday Project.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Five Billion Pound Super Sewer. (PG) Part 3 of 3. 8.35 MOVIE Scientology: Going Clear. (2015) (M) Lawrence Wright, Mike Rinder. An in-depth look at the inner workings of the Church of Scientology. 10.50 First Contact Canada.


6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story. 8.30 Four Corners. A look at stories of concern to Australians. 9.15 Media Watch. (PG) Hosted by Paul Barry. 9.35 Q&A.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) Hosted by Pete Evans and Manu Feildel. 9.00 Mrs Brown’s Boys. (M) Father Damian organises a contest. 10.30 The Latest: Seven News. 11.00 Crazy On A Plane. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. The social “experiment” continues. 9.00 Bad Mothers. (M) Maddie takes a risk with her love life. 10.00 100% Footy. (M) 11.00 The Closer. (M) 11.50 Major Crimes. (MA15+)

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Dancing With The Stars. (PG) Six couples remain in the competition. 9.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 10.30 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Letters And Numbers. 6.30 News. 7.35 The Kennedys: The Legacy. (PG) 8.30 Michael Mosley: Trust Me, I’m A Doctor. (PG) Part 2 of 3. 9.30 24 Hours In Emergency: Brave Hearts. (M) 10.25 SBS News.


6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Budget 2019: The Treasurer’s Speech. 8.00 Budget 2019: An ABC News Special. 9.00 Louis Theroux: Dark States: Heroin Town. (MA15+) 10.00 ABC Late News.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) Hosted by Pete Evans and Manu Feildel. 9.00 Miniseries: Manhunt. (M) Part 3 of 3. 10.00 The Latest: Seven News. 10.30 The Resident. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. 8.40 Travel Guides. (PG) 9.40 True Story With Hamish & Andy: Jeremy. (PG) 10.40 Nine News Special: Budget 2019. 11.10 Better Late Than Never. (PG)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Ambulance Australia. 8.30 NCIS. Director Vance gets bad news. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. Sydney turns to her sister for help. 10.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Letters And Numbers. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys: Pisa To Lake Garda. 8.30 Insight. Presented by Jenny Brockie. 9.30 Dateline. Takes a look at Brexit. 10.05 SBS World News Late. 10.35 The Feed.


7pm ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Hard Quiz. (PG) 8.30 The Weekly With Charlie Pickering. (M) A satirical news program. 9.00 You Can’t Ask That: Domestic And Family Violence. (M) 9.35 QI. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) Hosted by Pete Evans and Manu Feildel. 9.15 Modern Family. (PG) Cam contends with a bully at the school. 10.15 First Dates UK. (M) 11.15 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Paramedics. (PG) 8.30 New Amsterdam. (M) Max distracts himself from chemotherapy by taking on the case of a frequentflyer patient. 10.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (M) 11.20 The AFL Footy Show. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Bondi Rescue. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. Follows the Special Victims Unit. 9.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) A girl is rescued from a sex trafficker. 10.30 Sports Tonight. 11.00 Hawaii Five-0. (M)

6pm Letters And Numbers. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Gourmet Farmer. (PG) 8.00 Great British Railway Journeys: Birmingham To The Potteries. (PG) 8.35 Christians Like Us. Part 1 of 2. 9.35 24 Hours In Emergency: In The Line Of Duty. 10.35 SBS News.



6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Budget 2019: Opposition Reply. 8.00 7.30. 8.30 Escape From The City: Orange NSW – The Wilsons. Presented by Bryce Holdaway. 9.30 Informer. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Better Homes: Taste Tours Of Australia. 9.00 MOVIE Blended. (2014) (M) Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore. Two families go on an African wildlife holiday.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 4. Sydney Roosters v Brisbane Broncos. From the SCG. 8.45 Golden Point. 9.45 Lethal Weapon. (MA15+) A singer’s bodyguard dies mysteriously. 10.45 Top Gear. (PG)

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 2018 Montreal Comedy Festival. 8.30 Gogglebox. 9.30 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. 10.30 Blue Bloods. 11.30 WIN News.

6.30pm News. 7.30 Splendour And Misery: The Last Tsarinas. 8.30 Project Blue Book. (M) Hynek and Quinn investigate a mass sighting. 9.25 Project Blue Book. (PG) 10.15 SBS News.


Programs are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by the networks.

You can have the same carer each week who knows how to make your tea just right! Helping you live well at home: • Consistent carers • Choice and control for your care services • Low fees with no lock in contracts • 24/7 availability • Free in-home consultation

Contact us for a free copy of our information booklet 5491 6888 | 62 My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019

62.indd 1

25/03/2019 3:28:53 PM


7TWO (CH62)

7MATE (CH63) 9GO! (CH53)

9GEM (CH52)



7.05pm Andy’s Wild Adventures. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Hard Quiz. 8.30 Gruen. 9.05 The Office. 9.25 The Office. 9.50 Upstart Crow. 10.20 W1A. 11.05 Archer.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Border Security: Int. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Angels & Demons. (2009) (M) Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor. 11.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG)

6pm Friday Night Countdown. 6.30 Football. AFL. Round 2. Sydney v Adelaide. 9.30 AFL Post Game Show. 10.30 MOVIE Chappie. (2015) (MA15+)

6pm Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Hercules. (1997) (G) Tate Donovan. 8.30 MOVIE Warcraft. (2016) (M) Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster. 11.00 The Middle. (PG)

6.30pm Rugby League. NRL. Round 3. Parramatta Eels v Sydney Roosters. 7.00 Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Keeping Up Appearances. 8.40 MOVIE Tomorrow Never Dies. (1997) (M)

6pm Judge Judy. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 11.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)

6pm Pointless. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PGC) 9.00 MOVIE Dorian Gray. (2009) (MA15+) Ben Barnes, Colin Firth. 11.20 James Corden. (M)


7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. 9.15 Unprotected Sets. 9.40 Comedy Next Gen.

6.30pm The Yorkshire Vet In Spring. (PG) 7.30 Mighty Cruise Ships. 8.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 To Be Advised.

6pm Football. AFL. Round 2. Geelong v Melbourne. 9.00 AFL Post Game Show. 10.00 MOVIE Demolition Man. (1993) (M) Sylvester Stallone. 12.30am Desert Collectors. (PG)

7pm MOVIE The Mummy Returns. (2001) (PG) Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz. 9.40 MOVIE The Scorpion King. (2002) (M) Dwayne Johnson, Steven Brand. 11.30 The Middle. (PG)

7pm MOVIE Silverado. (1985) (PG) Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner. 9.45 MOVIE The Quick And The Dead. (1995) (MA15+) Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe. 11.55 See No Evil. (M)

6pm Cops. (PG) 6.30 Soccer. A-League. Round 23. Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne City. 9.30 MOVIE Maximum Conviction. (2012) (MA15+) 11.35 Scorpion.

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Magnum, P.I. 7.30 Kojak. (M) 8.35 Columbo. (M) 10.10 Robotech: The New Generation. 10.40 Robotech: The New Generation.


7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 9.10 Michael McIntyre: Showtime. 10.05 Adam Hills: The Last Leg.

6.30pm Air Crash Investigation. 7.30 Border Security: Int. (PG) 8.00 Highway Cops. (PG) 8.30 Border Security. (PG) 9.30 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 10.30 Highway Cops.

6.30pm The Simpsons. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2. (2011) (PG) Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson. 10.20 MOVIE Beowulf. (2007) (M) Angelina Jolie.

7pm Big Bang. (PG) 8.00 Big Bang. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Quantum Of Solace. (2008) (M) Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric. 10.40 Big Bang. (PG) 11.35 Big Bang. (M)

7pm Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 8.00 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.10 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 11.10 Law & Order: SVU. (MA15+)

6pm David Attenborough’s Planet Earth. (PG) 7.00 Mega Mechanics. 8.00 48 Hours: NCIS. (M) 9.00 MOVIE Ali. (2001) (M) Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jamie Foxx.

6pm Frasier. (PG) 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Medium. (M) 9.30 Gogglebox. 10.30 Buffy The Vampire Slayer. (PG) 11.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG)


7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery. 8.30 The Office. 8.55 The Office. 9.15 Schitt’s Creek. 10.25 Review With Myles Barlow.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Lewis. (M) 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 Cold Feet. (M)

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 American Pickers. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem. (2007) (M) 10.30 MOVIE The Shining. (1980) (MA15+)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Law Abiding Citizen. (2009) (MA15+) Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb. 11.10 The Big Bang Theory. (PG)

6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 Silent Witness. (MA15+) 11.00 Unforgettable. (M)

6pm Judge Judy. 6.30 Bondi Rescue. 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Law & Order: S.V.U. (M) 10.30 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Round 2. Bahrain Grand Prix. H’lights. 11.30 Super Rugby Wrap.

6pm Pointless. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 9.00 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 10.00 Two And A Half Men. (M)


7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. 8.40 Black Books. 9.05 The Office. 9.30 The Office. 9.50 Hang Ups. 10.15 Peep Show.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Rosemary & Thyme. 8.30 Crime Investigation Australia: Most Infamous. (MA15+) 10.00 The Suspects: True Australian Thrillers.

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Beach Cops. (PG) 9.00 Aussie Lobster Men. (M) 10.00 Mega Marine Machines. (PG) 11.00 Great Lake Warriors.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Young Sheldon. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Jupiter Ascending. (2015) (M) Mila Kunis. 11.00 Big Bang. (PG) 11.30 The Middle. (PG)

6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 DCI Banks. (MA15+) 10.40 Law & Order: SVU. (MA15+) 11.40 Walking The Himalayas. (PG)

6pm Judge Judy. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 9.30 CSI: Miami. (MA15+) 10.30 The Mentalist. (M) 11.30 The Mentalist. (PG)

6pm Pointless. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Two And A Half Men. 8.00 Two And A Half Men. 9.00 Drunk History. (M) 9.30 The Cleveland Show. (M) 10.30 Charmed.


7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Absolutely Fabulous. 8.30 Upper Middle Bogan. 9.00 The Office. 9.45 The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Pie In The Sky. (PG) 8.30 Foyle’s War. (M) 10.30 Mighty Cruise Ships. 11.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 9.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.30 Family Guy. (M) 10.30 The Front Bar. 11.30 Housos. 12am S.W.A.T.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 RBT. (M) 8.30 RBT. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE A Walk Among The Tombstones. (2014) (MA15+) Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens. 11.30 Big Bang. (PG)

6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 8.40 The Brokenwood Mysteries. (M) 10.40 Cold Case. (M) 11.40 The Bletchley Circle. (M)

6pm Judge Judy. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 10.20 NCIS. (M)

6pm Pointless. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Two And A Half Men. 8.00 Two And A Half Men. 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 9.00 MOVIE Ocean’s Thirteen. (2007) (PG)



7.05pm Andy’s Wild Adventures. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 The Weekly. 8.30 Utopia. 9.00 The Office. 9.45 Schitt’s Creek. 10.55 30 Rock. 11.15 Parks And Recreation.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 11.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG)

6.30pm Football. AFL. Round 3. Adelaide v Geelong. 9.30 AFL Post Game Show. 10.30 MOVIE 13 Hours: Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi. (2016) (MA15+) John Krasinski.

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Survivor: Edge Of Extinction. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Cliffhanger. (1993) (M) Sylvester Stallone. 10.45 Big Bang. (PG) 11.10 The Middle. (PG)

6.30pm Rugby League. NRL. Round 4. Sydney Roosters v Brisbane Broncos. 7.00 Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Miracle Hospital. 8.30 Embarrassing Bodies. (M) 10.30 Rizzoli & Isles.

6pm Judge Judy. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 9.30 Madam Secretary. 10.30 NCIS. (M) 11.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)


Add some extra style to your home




6pm Pointless. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 9.00 This Is Us. (M) 10.00 The Graham Norton Show. 11.00 Sex And The City. 11.30 James Corden.


with MWP’s man in the water

Well, well, well! Some things I cannot tell you, but I did check out an epic sandbank on the weekend after a few reports and yep, it is the best I have seen in years. Some guys have been surfing it with only four in the water during the week. So look and thou shall find. Or send me a cheeky carton and I will tell you where. Waves around this weekend with variable winds. Later peeps.

My Weekly Preview (“MWP”) is locally owned by Sunshine Coast Alliance Publishing Ltd ACN 124 476 142 and is published by 20/20 Publishing Pty Ltd ACN 131 089 793 (the “Publisher”). The contents of MWP are subject to copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part without the written permission of the Publisher is prohibited. The publication of editorial in MWP does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views or opinions expressed by the Publisher. The Publisher does not accept responsibility for statements made by advertisers. All prices in MWP are correct as at the time of printing but are subject to change.

Please dispose of this magazine responsibly, by recycling after use.








KITCHEN • BENCH STOOLS • BAR STOOLS • TABLES • OTTOMANS AND MORE SUNSHINE COAST Cnr Maud & Sugar Road, Maroochydore Ph 5479 5502 GOLD COAST: 33 Upton Street, Bundall Ph 5592 5118


63.indd 1

My Weekly Preview | March 29, 2019 63

25/03/2019 3:29:37 PM


NOW OPEN 64.indd 1

25/03/2019 2:00:23 PM

Profile for My Weekly Preview

My Weekly Preview Issue 544  

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

My Weekly Preview Issue 544  

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