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hen Adam Stevenson returned to his home earlier this month, he did not know what he would find. His New South Wales mid-coast neighbourhood had been evacuated as fires raged. Three days later families were allowed to return to their properties. It was on this afternoon that Adam captured the striking image of a lone kookaburra surveying its surrounds. What must that bird have been thinking as it took in the blackened environment? The image has since been seen by millions, becoming a symbolic representation of our country’s battle. The Sunshine Coast has not escaped the inferno unscathed, with hundreds of residents temporarily displaced in recent months and our firefighters battling on the frontline. We cannot thank those brave men and women enough. What we have learnt is that this environmental disaster will not simmer down. This week, we take a look at the bigger issue. The story is on page 12. In our final edition for November, we also feature three must-read profiles. The heartbreaking story of a mother and her children who, thanks to the amazing SunnyKids charity, escaped a violent home, is sure to bring tears to your eyes. This Christmas the family will celebrate their first holiday feeling safe and secure. If only all children were guaranteed this. Plus, we also chat with legendary NRL coach Wayne Bennett and social media sensation Constance Hall. Happy reading.

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A DIFFERENT VIEW Where do you live? Eudlo. First job? Hungry Jacks. What are you currently working on? I’m investigating innovative ways of combining psychology and photography to promote social and emotional wellbeing in a community setting. It’s my goal to develop experiential workshops and collaborate with not-for-profit organisations to deliver them in the community. Your family includes? My husband, our two boys (a five-year-old and seven-month-old), our wolfhound Jake and three chickens. First car? Toyota T18.

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BIO Dr Kirsty Williamson is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about teaching people habits of resiliency, so they can live meaningful, purpose-driven lives. Dr Williamson also has a special interest in the creative arts, and is the person behind As Seen in Nambour, a photographic project and Instagram account that uses mindful photography to reframe the streets of Nambour.

What are you reading now? The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.

Best day in your life and why? Visiting Santorini. The visual landscape was a photographer’s dream. Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point and why? The day I did my first cultural awareness training as a graduating psychologist. I learnt about the history and injustices experienced by Indigenous Australians, and it resulted in me moving out west to work in rural and remote communities. Your greatest regret? Non, je ne regrette rien.

Favourite book? The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough. If your life was a book, what would be the title? Field Notes: Using Your Camera As A Tool For Mindfulness. I’m in the early stages of writing a book on this topic. It may take 10 years for me to finish it, but I’ve made a start!

judgements some people hold about Nambour. It’s easy to focus on negatives, but when you do, you train your brain to look for them, and it ends up skewing your view of the world. Nambour is full of visual treasures if you widen your lens and shift your attention.

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“It’s easy to of? Backpacking solo for two years in my early twenties and cycling from Cairns focus on to Cooktown. negatives, but You are happiest when? I’m when you do, you journalling, taking photos, connecting with others or am in nature. train your brain What frustrates you the most? to look for Computers and technology. them” How do you deal with your frustrations?

Favourite song and why? Jolene by Dolly Parton. It’s just so singable! What are you watching right now, would you recommend it, and why? I don’t watch TV. Our five-yearold was screen free for the first two years of his life, but he now gets to watch TV and use an iPad. The next challenge will be trying to keep our second born screen free for his early years, given we now have a TV at home. Best advice you’ve been given? When things don’t go as well as you had hoped, ask yourself ‘what can I learn from this?’ and ‘what can I do differently?’. What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast and why? Nambour. It’s the retro and creative hub of the Sunshine Coast. If you could change one thing on the Sunshine Coast, what would it be? The negative stereotypes and

Delegate, journal or meditate. If you could tell your 18-year-old self anything, what would it be? I’d teach her self-compassion so she could free herself from self-criticism. If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be? My dad, Jacinda Ardern and Patti Smith. If you won $1 million, how would you spend it? We’d take an extended holiday around Australia and then head to the Pacific to try island life for a few years. Tea or coffee and how do you have it? Definitely coffee and in this heat, it’s an iced latte. NRL or AFL? Neither.

Know someone interesting on the Sunshine Coast? Email leigh@myweeklypreview.com.au.

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November marks 92 years since British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. The unearthing of the boy king’s tomb is considered one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” – Anne Frank

OUR PLACE Ballinger Beach, north of Dicky Beach, was named in the 1960s after early selector, John Ballinger selected land south of Lake Currimundi. He was the first permanent resident in the area that is now known as Caloundra. Ballinger raised sheep on his selection and a hill where the sheep used to sleep was named Battery Hill. The area was fortified against an expected Russian invasion mid-1880s. SOURCE: HERITAGE.SUNSHINECOAST.QLD.GOV.AU

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THIS MONTH ember 29 v o N IN HISTORY 1865 – First gas lighting in Brisbane. 1929 – US Navy Lieutenant Richard E Byrd radios that he has made the first aircraft flight over South Pole.

With cricket season in full swing, it got us thinking about another popular summer holiday pastime for families during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Test Match kept us entertained for hours! While it’s not as popular as those earlier days, you can still buy the board game, which was first released in 1955.

1961 – Enos the chimpanzee is launched aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbits Earth twice before returning. 1990 – Treasurer Paul Keating says Australia is in recession with his famous quote “it’s the recession that Australia had to have”.

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The new normal Low rainfall, drought and tinderbox bushland conditions have combined to create devastating bushfires in several Australian states. Experts are again calling on all levels of government to put in place policies to deal with current and future catastrophes. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.

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ustralia has a flammable ecosystem. The catastrophic fires we have experienced across the country in recent weeks are the result of the effects of climate change combined with poor land management, the ongoing drought and a lack of government action to prepare adequately. Bone-dry conditions combined with low humidity, high ambient temperatures and wind have led to this dire situation, which is being called ‘the new normal’. According to Dr David Bowman, Professor of Pyrogeography and Fire Science at the University of Tasmania, Aboriginal Australians practised skilled burning to reduce the intensity and extent of fires. However, land clearing and the introduction of non-native plants and animals have radically changed our ecosystems. This, combined with a rapidly warming world, he says, makes it impractical to return to pre-settlement fire management, though we could adapt the principles of Aboriginal patch burning to today’s environment. One major challenge is the drought, in part brought about by logging and widespread land clearing, which has disrupted the water cycle. Tree transpiration carries water through the tree from the roots to small pores on the underside of leaves, which then becomes vapour,

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There is little rest for fire crews in all parts of the country as fires break out across Australia Image: AAP

subsequently released into the atmosphere to aid rain production. As fires rage, debate rages about who is at fault. Politicians like Barnaby Joyce have blamed “the greenies” – who have never held any significant power at a federal or state government level. Others blame the government for not having completed their fuel burning targets in time for the bushfire season. State governments are tasked with selectively burning vegetation or ‘fuel’ in the cooler months to prepare for bushfire

who wrote to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in April and September. He represented 22 former fire and safety chiefs and demanded a meeting with Mr Morrison to discuss the forthcoming catastrophe – but was ignored. A complex range of factors have led to our current situation – a situation which climate change scientists have predicted for years. Now the public is putting increasing pressure on governments to take more definitive action on climate change. Whether you believe humans have caused climate

“Not all veterans will be wanting to fight fires, but some will be interested in doing fuel reduction in winter…we incorporate land management into the process” Graham Bates – The Wildfire Hunter

season. The problem is, they’ve found it harder and harder to reach their reduction targets as the cool weather window of opportunity has been diminishing each year. In short, it has been too hot and dry in winter to do the necessary fuel reduction, a fact confirmed by former New South Wales Fire and Rescue commissioner Greg Mullins,

change or whether you believe it’s a natural process, or a combination of both, scientific research proves it is real. Concerned citizens, such as Maroochydore’s Graham Bates, are taking matters into their own hands. Mr Bates runs a website called The Wildfire Hunter. A radiographer and sonographer, he has a

background in research and analysis with the Australian Government Department of Defence and has been independently researching bushfires and developing new strategies and tactics for years. “I first got involved in this in 2005 when I was working at a hospital in southwest Victoria,” he says. “One of the nurses at the hospital was a veteran fire fighter, Daryl Rigby. He had lived in southwest Victoria most of his life and had fought the Ash Wednesday fires. I said, ‘did you have a drought before Ash Wednesday?’ He said, ‘absolutely’. “We wrote a paper that dealt with a new method for fighting fires using a Fire King, a vehicle based on a military vehicle called the Bushmaster. The South Australian forestry department wanted a vehicle that was bomb proof. The Fire King is manufactured in Bendigo in Victoria and only 16 were ever made in Australia and they’re all in South Australia. We thought, how come that’s the case when these vehicles provide maximum protection for fire crews? That was in 2006. I sent it to the Army but sadly, the Army must be thinking bushfires aren’t their problem.” Mr Bates has written a document called Mission: Defend Australia from Drought and Wildfires, which details a plan that could help deal with three major problems at once – fixing the drought, fighting fires and giving military veterans meaningful work. myweeklypreview.com.au

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Last week Higgins Storm Chasing shared this image of Australia. Huge areas of the country were experiencing 35- to 40-degree heat. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Meteorology’s October 2019 report showed that the month was warmer than average across the country as a whole. Australia recorded its second-warmest mean temperature on record for January to October.

“They [veterans] experience transition stress – they come back to civic jobs and they don’t feel they’re contributing,” he says. “When you become a member of the Australian Defence Force and you’re discharged, you leave the tribe. This could solve that problem. The reason I think the Army can get veterans involved is that they are experienced in some of the most dangerous terrain. They’re good at map reading and have been in combat. “Not all veterans will be wanting to fight fires, but some will be interested in doing fuel reduction in winter. “We don’t just have them fighting fires, we incorporate land management into the process. It’s a big job and it’s not going to be done overnight.” One thing is for sure: there’s no quick and easy solution and our governments are going to have to intervene to protect communities from the increasingly flammable future we face. There is much to be done.

Stay up-to-date with fire warnings by listening to your local ABC radio station, follow the QFES Facebook page or visit ruralfire.qld.gov.au.

HOW DO FIRES START? According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, the majority of bushfires are started either intentionally or unintentionally by people. Smoking isn’t a common cause – for a cigarette to ignite it has to be over 27 degrees with low humidity, with the cigarette landing on a loose fuel bed at a specific angle. Burning pieces of carbon from car exhausts are more likely to start fires. People burning off vegetation during fire bans is another cause, which isn’t necessarily intentional. Railways are also a culprit – brake failures in trains can throw out a wall of sparks and ignite dry vegetation. Arsonists are behind a large number of bushfires, with around half of all bushfires in Australia known to be deliberately lit or considered suspicious. Campfires that aren’t properly extinguished, use of equipment like angle grinders outdoors during a fire ban and even lawn mowers are a problem. Several fires on the Sunshine Coast in September were caused by sparks thrown by mowers. Lighting is the most common ignition source in remote areas.

IS CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSING THE FIRES? Last Thursday, as blazes burned across Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison again argued that there was no link between the bushfires and domestic climate change. Amid the debate, two experts weigh in. Dr Helen Fairweather – Disciple Leader Engineering, Senior Lecturer Environmental Engineering, and Program Coordinator Master of Climate Change Adaptation by Research, University of the Sunshine Coast: “The changes we’ve seen have been quite clearly attributed to the greenhouse gas emissions we’ve put into the atmosphere. We’re experiencing conditions in places you would never have experienced them before, like the coastal areas of Queensland, which traditionally has summer-dominated rainfall. “I’ve lived on the Sunshine Coast for 10 years and I’ve never experienced the dryness we’ve been experiencing these last couple of weeks. It’s actually not the new normal. The new normal is only going to be here for a short time. There’s going to be another new normal – it’s accelerating. That acceleration is of heavy, grave concern. “The government don’t think it’s in their interest. There are individuals in the world who … make their money out of fossil fuels. I’m an engineer, so I know digging coal out of the ground and burning it to generate electricity is actually a simple thing to do. “The government makes money by selling that coal. If you transition to an economy powered by renewables, you don’t have that commodity to sell. That’s the problem for the government – where do we get our income stream? That requires intellectual grunt to work through. I’m really quite devastated that my profession and the economists of the world haven’t put their collective grunt to solving that problem.” Dr Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava – Senior Lecturer in Geospatial Analysis with a special interest in fire management, University of the Sunshine Coast: “This is a natural process that has been happening for thousands of years in Australia.

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RUGBY PLAYERS SET TO PUT ON A SHOW Rugby Australia’s Youth Sevens Championships are coming to Sunshine Coast Stadium on November 30 and December 1 and will feature some of Australia’s most exciting new rugby talent. Tourism, Sport and Major Events Portfolio councillor Jason O’Pray says Sunshine Coast Stadium will provide the ideal setting for the two-day tournament, which will feature 24 teams and more than 280 participants from around Australia. “This event began in 2012 and has mostly been held in capital cities in previous years so we’re very excited to have the chance to host it at Sunshine Coast Stadium and showcase our region.”

Disability Performing Arts Group, The Sunshine Troupe will host Fashion For All – A Talent Showcase and Fashion Parade on December 3, International Day of People with Disability at Sunshine Plaza. The performers will take Sunshine Troupe’s Grant Fullarton and Kate Paterson strutting their stuff centre stage alongside MC, Channel Seven’s Rosanna Natoli as she introduces The Kitty Kats, The Outsiders, The Spiral Dance Company and 20 community members who will grace the catwalk with fashion provided by Target. The Troupe received a grant from Queensland’s Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors to create the free event. Fashion For All will be held on December 3 from 11am to 1pm at the entrance to Target.

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FASHION FOR ALL

Bulcock Street’s Looking Glass Fish in the Deep Hue Sea mural has won Best External Mural at the Australian Street Art Awards. It was created by street artist George Rose and Sutu, an augmented reality digital specialist. The judges were impressed that the augmented reality artwork includes fish swimming through a spectacular oceanscape accompanied by music and visitors can easily video themselves interacting with the 3D animation. Australian Street Art Awards director Liz Rivers says the win is “a significant feather in Caloundra’s cap. The award will encourage even more tourists to experience Caloundra and the other winning street art regions.”

Millions of Australians are suffering from the aches and pains associated with osteoarthritis, which is why the Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group is educating people on how to manage the often-crippling disease. Dr Daevyd Rodda hosts monthly seminars across the Sunshine Coast to spread awareness and understanding about hip and knee osteoarthritis and the treatment options available. Recently, more than 70 people attended Dr Rodda’s free seminar at the Goodlife Community Centre in Buderim, designed to empower people to educate themselves about how to make the right decision when it comes to their health care. To find out when the next seminar will be held, visit scorthogroup.com. au or call 5493 8038 for more information.

STUDENTS CLEAN UP FOR SUMMER SEA TURTLES TurtleCare volunteers at Buddina and North Bribie Island, who began surveying the beaches on November 1, found the first two loggerhead turtle nests of the year on November 22. This comes just a week after more than 250 school students, teachers and volunteers joined forces to clear beaches and waterways of litter and debris in preparation for turtle season. Students from eight schools across the region took part in the fourth annual Schools Beach Clean-Up, collecting rubbish from Coolum to Buddina. Following the clean-up, groups came together at La Balsa Park in Buddina to weigh the 190.5-kilograms of litter they collected. myweeklypreview.com.au

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6. GET YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION IN ORDER Make sure you get copies of important financial documents like bank statements, loan documents, business documents, trust deeds etc. These are important pieces of information your lawyer will need to be able to give you advice. 7. GOOGLE IS NOT THE ANSWER You wouldn’t diagnose your medical condition by google, neither should you take advice from google about your family law matter. 8. FIND A LAWYER WHO WORKS WITH YOU You don’t have to settle with the first lawyer you meet, every lawyer has their own unique style, personality and attitude, make sure that you choose a lawyer that fits you. 9. TAKE A PEN AND PAPER TO APPOINTMENTS You will often be given a lot of information and there is only so much that you can absorb. Taking notes during the appointment will give you something to refer to later. 10. ASK QUESTIONS Do not be afraid to ask questions. The more information that you have, the more you will understand the options available and you will feel more empowered to make decisions.

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PROFILE “I only have two rules and the rest are just boundaries. The first rule is don’t be late. The second is to stay out of the gutter.” A motto Mr Bennett swears by is to “love many, trust few and paddle your own canoe”. “At the end of the day, the best way to improve the team is to improve yourself, it’s the one thing you don’t want to hear. You may be part of the problem too and you have to manage yourself better than anyone,” he says. “I know myself extremely well and I know that when a hard decision has to be made, I can be restless and my mood changes immensely. I take my baggage away and I don’t do a lot of talking for 24 hours. As a great leader, you can’t push it away, pretend it didn’t happen or cover it up. Things have to be dealt with. If you’re not prepared to do that, don’t do the job.” Mr Bennett has clinched seven NRL premierships in his career, which has been filled with as many hard knocks as triumphs. “There have been lots of times where I could have given up. One of my first coaching seasons, in 1984, we’d just been beaten 42–2 by the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the grand final [Intrust Super Cup, the level below NRL], the most embarrassing moment in my life as a young coach,” he says. “As we were leaving Lang Park, as it was called then, I was in the back seat of the car when my mother-in-law, as only a mother-inlaw could, turned around and said, ‘Why don’t

you give up coaching?’ From that, came great determination that I would come back. The following year, we won the grand final against the same team. “I was being called to be sacked. When that goes on, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater and overreact. I went back and rebuilt the team. I had a plan from the moment we started training that season because I knew that Wynnum would once again be the team to beat.

“The best way to improve the team is to improve yourself, it’s the one thing you don’t want to hear” “I realise now that if I’d given up in that difficult moment, a lot of the greatest moments of my career would never have happened. I wouldn’t be here today if I hadn’t made commitments to myself. The difference between the dreamers and the doers are those that do make commitments and honour those commitments.” Mr Bennett says experiences like this have strengthened his mental toughness and

self-belief, qualities that he seeks in every one of his players. “Earlier in my career, I was a softy for the underdog, for the guy that showed promise but hadn’t yet shown up. Now, I pick guys who can get the job done. That fire has got to already be there, you can’t make that shit up,” he says. “My biggest fear now is that I will employ the wrong person. I would rather work with one or two less people on the team than to bring in someone who won’t perform.” He has worked with a number of incredible leaders and says they come in many different packages. “Sam Burgess is a natural born leader. He has charisma. Darren Lockyer, on the other hand, was someone who had to step up to leadership. He is introverted, like me, and he became a great leader because he wanted to make that change,” Mr Bennett says. Simplicity is the key to happiness for Mr Bennett. For him this means a 30-minute run every day, dedication to his sport and to his family and being a fearless decision maker. He has already signed on to remain with the Rabbitohs in 2020 but won’t speculate on his future beyond that. “When I’m sick of it and tired of it, I will walk away from it,” he says. “Leadership is a great gift of service and one that I love. I’ve learned to just be an original, it is always worth a lot more than a copy.”

MAJOR EVENTS IN 2020 Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson says 2020 is “shaping up as another cracker of a year,” with more than 60 major events on the Sunshine Coast calendar. We can expect around 11.5 million visitors next year with a wide array of entertainment, sporting and cultural events creating an attractive pull for the region. “This is the culmination of many years of planning, negotiations and crystallising opportunities for the millions of visitors we get each year,” Mayor Jamieson says. Some of the 2020 major events include the Nutri-Grain Australian Interstate Championships and Iron-X Ultimate Challenge in January, the National Outrigger Sprint Titles in February and Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road concerts in March. April brings the Sunshine Coast MultiSport Festival and May will bring the NRL Cronulla Sharks V Cowboys game, followed by the Holden Women’s State of Origin in June and the South Sydney Rabbitohs v NZ Warriors game in August. The Queensland Garden Expo will be hosted in the region in July and the Ironman 70.3 will hit our shores in September. The Caloundra Music Festival and Netfest will hit in October and the Rip Curl Gromsearch will take place in December. For the full calendar of events, visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/events.

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This risk has increased in recent times as medical advancements mean people are living longer and plummeting term deposit interest rates reduce income. In recognition of these risks, particularly longevity risk, the Federal Government has recently made some amendments to superannuation and tax legislation to encourage people to put their savings in lifetime investments. From July 2019, there have been new rules to determine the assessment of assets and income associated with pooled lifetime income streams. As the name suggests, pools fund collectively to provide lifetime payments for a group of investors and provide protection against longevity risk. Once started, the income stream payment continues for the life of the owner or reversionary beneficiary. These income streams can be purchased with either superannuation or ordinary savings. In exchange for the investor agreeing to draw a regular payment from the income stream, and limiting their access to the capital, they are eligible to receive favourable treatment from Centrelink. Generally, only 60 per cent of the purchase price will be assessed as an asset until age 84, reducing to 30 per cent thereafter. In addition, only 60 per cent of the income received will be assessed under income rules.

The regular income received from pooled lifetime income streams can be used to fund regular living costs and expenses, such as groceries, insurance and the like, making the reduced access to capital less of an issue. Like most things pertaining to tax legislation and Centrelink regulations, these changes are complex, but potentially

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his year Annie* and her four children will spend their first Christmas in their own home, safe from harm. The first Christmas tree they’ve ever owned will be proudly on display. And there will be presents and food to share. This is exactly what Christmas should be. But for Annie and her young family, the season never used to be joyous, nor was any other day, until they were taken in by SunnyKids just one year ago, and spent their first Christmas in a refuge. Twelve months on, Annie is happy to share her transformational story. Despite recounting some truly devastating circumstances, she smiles as she talks because she now feels full of hope and surrounded by love. “I remember we arrived at the SunnyKids refuge and I felt so safe for the first time in a very long time,” she says. “It was early December in 2018 and I didn’t know what to expect, but immediately my children were so excited because there was a Christmas tree and they were going to meet Santa. “They’d never experienced anything like it before; we were always just locked in the house and never celebrated anything.” Shortly after moving to the area and being forced into marriage, Annie had been separated from her mother and sisters, and trapped in a violent and controlling relationship where she and her children (now aged nine, six, five, and 22 months) experienced and witnessed incredible abuse and trauma. They had no community ties and were house bound except for school drop-off and pick-up. One day when she was allowed out of the house to collect the older children from school, she broke down in tears at the sheer misery of her life and feeling of powerlessness to change it. At that moment, a kind-hearted stranger reached out and put things in motion that would change Annie and her children’s lives forever. Making contact with a regional domestic violence service, Annie was then connected with SunnyKids, which was able to provide immediate safe refuge and then co-ordinated a range of services and resources in the SunnyKids village to help with healing and setting up a sustainable, positive future. This family was wrapped in love, care and positivity. “SunnyKids is like my family now,” Annie says. “What

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to Zephyr Foundation. This family had never, ever had anything brand new that was theirs and when they received these generous donations, they were full of gratitude and shed many happy tears. Annie feels so connected to the SunnyKids team that she continues to share positive news with them, including the purchase of her own car and earning her driver’s license and Australian citizenship. These milestones for her mean absolute freedom and confidence. “I would like to thank SunnyKids for helping me achieve so much in the last year and now being able to see a positive future for myself and my children,” she says. “I am confident and I have goals to study and continue to make a better life. “I still struggle sometimes with what has happened in the past, but I know it will all be okay because I know I have people who are there for me no matter what.” The children are continuing therapeutic support and are flourishing in their own confidence and independence at school, as they make friends and return to a home life that is carefree and safe. Annie has also been able to reunite with her mother, sisters and nieces, and this year the family will all celebrate Christmas together and create many happy memories and traditions for years to come. As SunnyKids launches it’s annual Santa $600 appeal to raise money to support families in our community doing it tough, Annie put up her hand to share her story to support the cause. She hopes those who need help just as she did feel confident to reach out, and others who are able to can donate funds to support the SunnyKids team to continue to deliver meaningful change. “My life has transformed because of the help of SunnyKids. The smile on my face every day is because of SunnyKids,” says Annie. * Not her real name.

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hen social media star Constance Hall appeared on 60 Minutes recently, she had a simple message for women who struggle – if I can do it, anyone can do it. And therein lies her appeal. She doesn’t pretend to have it all together. She shares her deepest vulnerabilities and insecurities, her most unflattering failures and flaws with her followers, in the hope of connecting and helping other women feel better about their less-than-perfect lives. And connect she has. With a following of 1.5 million across Facebook and Instagram, it was inevitable a program like 60 Minutes would come knocking. “I don’t do a huge amount of media but when 60 Minutes wants to do a story on you, you just go for it,” she tells My Weekly Preview. “They wanted to show the contrast between my life at home with the kids hanging shit on me all day and going out and being on stage. They wanted to ask, how did a foul-mouthed, uneducated woman from the middle of nowhere get to where I have?” It seems mainstream Australia has finally accepted this loud, brash and big-hearted woman isn’t going anywhere. She’s not about to change to please bullies or trolls, and why would she? Her books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and her clothing line, Queen the Label, is a huge success. This year, she was a runner-up on Dancing With the Stars, she delivered a TedX Talk in New Zealand and another one for Facebook in Singapore and continues to support African charity Rafiki Mwema. Now in the midst of her national Queens Rise Tour, she’s about to visit the Sunshine Coast to meet her local ‘queens’, the name she gives her followers. By her side are husband Denim Cooke and their relationship counsellor Katie Eden Todd. This year, Ms Hall began broadcasting their counselling sessions live on Facebook.

“Denim and I have been together three years in March,” says Ms Hall. “I’ve always shared my relationships so openly and the beauty of meeting Denim when I was already doing so well is I could say ‘this is what I do’. It wasn’t as if he could say ‘I don’t want you to share this’. He was cool with it; he knew he wasn’t going out with someone who’s really private. “Everyone’s got problems and I just thought, let’s open up about the fact I’ve pretty much met my soul mate now. I love him to bits but our relationship is still f***ed. No matter how in love you are, you’re still going to come up against huge problems, especially when you have a baby. “My first therapy session, I walked in crying. Katie changed my life. I respect Katie. She can say to me, ‘you’re being an absolute idiot, you’ve stooped too low’ – but in a really loving way. She always says when you’re in child mode, when you’re angry and furious and losing your s**t, you’ve got to calm yourself down rather than taking it out on each other.” Sharing these kinds of intimate details about her relationship online are par for the course for Ms Hall, but taking it all on the road, face-to-face with her fans, and including her therapist, takes things to another level entirely. “During my shows people get so vulnerable with me because they know they can be themselves,” she says. “They’ll stand up and talk about their drug-addicted husbands or the fact they’ve been to jail and don’t want anyone to know. It’s this beautiful, open environment where if you’ve got a problem dwelling in your brain, having it out makes you feel so much better.”

See Constance Hall at Maroochy Surf Club on December 1 at 6pm. For tickets visit eventbrite.com.au and search ‘Queens Rise Tour Sunshine Coast’.

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MY OPINION

A LITTLE RESPITE

A BOLT FROM THE BLUE

The story behind Put Me First Holiday House is an incredible example of the strength and generosity of the human spirit, says Sami Muirhead.

Richard O’Leary experienced a rollercoaster of emotions when his father suffered a stroke and the words of Johnny Cash filled the hospital room.

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struggling little six-year-old girl and her mum have given a gift to more than a dozen families on the Coast living with disabilities. The respite centre they have built should be front page news around the country, but their achievements are done with humility and on a silent stage. Zahlia White has Aicardi syndrome, which affects her brain and results in frequent seizures and deteriorating abilities. This story is not going to have a happy ending. There is no cure. But her mum Sally has spent the past 12 months navigating government red tape and used her precious spare time to build a respite centre for other people with disabilities. Sally does not like to call it a respite centre as this sounds cold and clinical. She calls it a holiday home and 23 locals are employed on a part-time basis working at the centre, Put Me First Holiday House. The gorgeous space can accommodate several people. The home is nestled at the back of Sally’s own house and is surrounded by peaceful stands of tall trees. There is nothing like it on the Coast. Thirteen families already use the centre for muchneeded rest both for the carers and or families and for those with disabilities. The house is also used for cooking schools and fitness classes and a host of other innovative things. Dozens of local businesses donated all the supplies and labour and gave their skills

for free. Fits In Commercial Fitouts has been the main driver of the project. Sally remains humble and grateful for small things when life has dealt her a pretty average hand. How do you help others when your baby girl has only years to live? It seems very unfair. But Sally remains focussed on helping other families and knows from first-hand experience how terrible respite centres can be for clients. “The thought behind the name Put Me First stems from the fact every time Zahlia went into respite something would usually go wrong”, says Sally. “I was always saying ‘Why can’t they put her needs first?’ and then perhaps she would come back and be happy instead of being cranky and frustrated. “Our ethos is all about focus on the individual. Our focus is not on money or even the support workers. It is 100 per cent about the participant. That is our focus and our heart,” she says. Just over one year ago Sally’s backyard was full of snakes and rocks and stones. Zahlia would eat the rocks and it was not safe. The community rallied and built her a beautiful oasis as a garden. From there Sally somehow found strength and time to take up Fits In on their offer to build the holiday house. Sally’s soul has blossomed as the walls have gone up each week. If you need a reminder that human kindness is alive and well, then Put Me First is proof there are bloody good people in this world.

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

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ad had a stroke last week. That’s not a sentence I ever wanted to write. It’s been seven days of moments and milestones. First words. First steps. Lasting shocks. A 12-hour car trip to Dubbo with my two brothers. No harsh words for 1000 kilometres of grey road and bushfire blackened skies. The look on Dad’s face when his three boys walked through the door of his ICU room – a lopsided smile and the first tears I’d seen escape his eyes. His frustration at not being able to speak – our gratitude at seeing him communicate with raised eyebrow, frown, and the wrinkles around his eyes. Despondency at those blue eyes looking vacant and uncomprehending, reassurance when they saw and understood. Joy at hearing him say ‘up’ when we were adjusting his bed. Sunk hearts when we couldn’t decipher a message he painstakingly scratched into paper with a pen. Pride at his independence and fierce protection of his dignity; wiping his own mouth, feeding himself and politely kicking the nurse out of the bathroom so he could take care of his own business. Trepidation Dad would think he was about to receive the last rites when a priest turned up unannounced – relief when he accepted the wafer and holy water in the spirit it was given. Amazement when Dad sang along

with Johnny Cash, a wonderful warble without words. Wonder at my mother’s strength, but no surprise, she has always been the rock, all of us sharing the shade of her shadow. Astonishment when she let slip that one of our childhood cats had not disappeared but Dad had taken it to a nursing home he was renovating. Demoralisation when the stroke was not the worst medical news we received about my father that week. Feeling sick just looking at puréed food:

“Despondency at those blue eyes looking vacant” potato, peas and a brown puddle of minced chicken. Vanilla custard: gluten free, 97 per cent fat free. Best before 23/07/20. Pleasure in helping Dad to escape the hospital room to enjoy the sinking sun in a courtyard. Hot, dust and ash-filled air, but still fresher than the hospital fug. Listening to Johnny and his Folsom Prison Blues as the day darkened. “And I ain’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when, I’m stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin’ on.” The drive to the Sunshine Coast felt long but it was over in half-a day.

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

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MY TIME

Dirk Long & Tony Kelly celebrate the opening of Rice Boiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beer garden

RICE BOI JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER As The Wharf Mooloolaba nears its initial target of attracting one million people a year, the new Rice Boi beer garden has officially opened. The Rice Boi expansion comes two years day after award-winning Sunshine Coast restaurateur Tony Kelly opened the restaurant, which has developed a cult following. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our initial goal when we opened was to create a great neighbourhood restaurant that locals loved,â&#x20AC;? Mr Kelly says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dream then that now we would be expanding to have a 400-seat restaurant. The Wharf is a great location and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really excited to expand so we can offer the riverside alfresco dining that is perfect for our region.â&#x20AC;? The Wharf Mooloolaba co-owner Dirk Long says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been almost three years since we started redeveloping the precinct and we have worked hard to create the perfect relaxed environment, as well as the right mix of restaurants, eateries, shops and activities, to attract locals and visitors alike. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Numbers have been building steadily, particularly over the last 12 months, and we are now looking forward to our biggest summer season ever, which will take us to the million visitor a year mark.â&#x20AC;?

Mr Kelly says the Rice Boi beer garden will offer all the things that helped get the restaurant featured in the delicious. Top 100 Restaurants in Queensland list, in which it also took out the popular vote for Best Family Friendly restaurant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will have the Rice Boi menu with more curries, more dumplings, more specials and there will also be eight beers on tap, including Kirin,â&#x20AC;? Mr Kelly says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be a great cocktail list as well as an Aperol spritz menu â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all perfect for the relaxed alfresco dining we have added.â&#x20AC;? Mr Kelly says internally the expansion also includes more kitchen space, a dedicated dumpling-making section, larger cold room and prep spaces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have grown from a team of 18 two years ago to 65 now, so we are excited to open the beer garden and welcome even more people in.â&#x20AC;? Mr Long says 2020 will be another huge year for the precinct as a whole, with the refurbishment and expansion of the Hogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breath building, the tower, the upstairs area and the opening of the Wharf Alley around Easter, which will include even more food offerings. To stay up to date on everything happening at The Wharf Mooloolaba, check out wharfmooloolaba.com.au.

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GREAT VALUE AND VIEWS FOR DAYS Visit Monday to Wednesday and treat yourself to a $20 lunch including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink. Enjoy delicious fish, chips and salad, beef burgers and chips or an avocado and haloumi salad. Sandbar Caloundra 5491 0800 sandbarcaloundra.com.au

Whether you are in a hurry and need a quick bite to eat or feel like hitting the town for a stylish night out, Caloundra has dining options for all. With spectacular ocean views or cosy twilight street settings, sharing a meal with friends and family in Caloundra will become one of your favourite things to do.

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VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23)

LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23)

SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22)

Over the next year (courtesy of Jupiter), you’ll take up a sport or hobby, start a romance, go on a holiday or welcome a new addition to the family. Plus expect a plethora of big celebrations (like engagements, weddings and birthday parties).

Positivity planet Jupiter is set to expand your domestic horizons. Over the coming year, you could redecorate, build an extension, buy or sell real estate, move house, get a new housemate or start a business from home.

Tuesday is good for scrutinising facts and solving problems. Your public profile could really take off over the next 12 months, as Jupiter blesses all forms of communication. It’s a terrific time to start a blog, launch a website or promote your current business.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21)

CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20)

AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19)

PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20)

Do you truly believe in yourself? This week, Jupiter commences a 12-month journey through your self-esteem zone. Make sure you take advantage of this fortuitous transit, which will fire up your inner fortitude and boost your confidence.

Jupiter (planet of luck, happiness and prosperity) is moving through your sign until December 19, 2020. This only happens every 12 years, so make sure you are passionately proactive as you capitalise on the good fortune it potentially provides.

It’s an opportune time for restless Aquarians to slow down as Jupiter moves through your contemplation zone for the next 12 months. It’s a fabulous year to take up meditation or yoga as Jupiter broadens your spiritual perspective.

It’s time for proactive Pisceans to make exciting plans and set solid goals for the future. And don’t make them too safe and sensible! Go for gold, as Jupiter helps you envision (and pursue) dreams and creative schemes over the coming year.

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LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23) Jupiter wanders into your wellbeing zone, which is good news for your physical and emotional health over the next 12 months. Aim to find a deliciously nutritious diet, a fun exercise program and a relaxation routine that you really enjoy.

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QUIZ: 1. Edward Heath 2. Paris 3. Tonga 4. 1965 5. Mickey Rourke 6. Mathematics 7. Cormac McCarthy 8. Illinois 9. Duck or goose liver 10. 196cm

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A difficult relationship should gradually improve as Jupiter journeys through your love zone for the next 12 months. Love and travel are connected, so you could go on a special holiday with your partner or start a hot romance.

CROSSWORD: Across: 1 At full speed 9 Impulse 10 Abeam 11 Body 12 Maternal 14 Scurry 16 Outlaw 18 Nickname 19 Shun 22 Sauce 23 Overawe 24 Short-handed Down: 2 Tepid 3 Ugly 4 Leeway 5 Peaceful 6 Eternal 7 Big business 8 Small wonder 13 Grandeur 15 Uncouth 17 Smooth 20 Heave 21 Mean

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CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 23)

This week, prosperity planet Jupiter jumps into your “money-from-others” zone. Over the next year, you could benefit from a pay rise, inheritance, loan, bonus, divorce settlement, insurance claim, bumper tax return or superannuation pay-out.

WORD STEP: FLESH, FLASH, CLASH, CLASP, CLAMP, CRAMP

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Are you stuck in a boring rut? With Jupiter transiting through your travel zone, foreign shores beckon over the next 12 months, so start planning your itinerary now. It’s also important to keep up-to-date with your international contacts.

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NDIS FEATURE

LOOKING TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR NDIS FUNDING? STEPS Pathways College offers flexible learning opportunities for young people with a disability.

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hile many of us take independence for granted, people with a disability often face significant challenges which can make their pathway to independence seem impossible. This is where STEPS Pathways College offers a unique advantage; the opportunity to discover a world where abilities are not inhibited by disability. A first of its kind in Australia, STEPS Pathways College is located in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. The program, which has funding options through the NDIS, provides a safe and supportive environment where young people with a disability are taught practical skills through a hands-on approach, helping them learn to live independently. Since opening in 2017, the college has seen considerable progression and will be expanding in 2020 to accommodate the needs of the growing college. STEPS Pathways College manager DJ McGlynn says their flexible learning options are a “big drawcard” for many young people with a disability, together with their families, who traditionally never had this choice before. “Students can either reside on campus in

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Flexible learning options at STEPS Pathways College gives young people with a disability the opportunity to live onsite at Murphy House or attend as day students purpose-built homes, getting a first-hand taste of independent living, or attend as day students,” Mr McGlynn says. Boarding students are accommodated on campus in a modern, fully furnished apartment complex known as Murphy House. Students who choose the day program remain living in the comfortable environment of home but visit the college and enjoy flexible learning options from Monday to Friday between 9am to 3pm. Regardless of whether students board or

attend the day program, STEPS Pathways College offers an innovative, holistic learning model which teaches skills in communication, healthy living, employment, residential living, recreation and technology. Students also develop skills required to cope with change, develop relationships and form lifelong friendships. “The NDIS helps people get the support they need so their skills and independence improve over time, which aligns with our goal at STEPS Pathways College to bring

students in, help them build their capacity and confidence and then transition them into being more independent,” Mr McGlynn says. “The end game is for them to become genuine contributors out in their community.” STEPS Pathways College is hosting an Open Day on Tuesday, December 3 onsite at 9 George Street, Caloundra which Mr McGlynn says is the “perfect opportunity” to come visit the college. “Anyone who wants to know more is welcome to come speak to current students and staff, tour Murphy House and the facilities, see the program in action and have their questions answered.” STEPS Pathways College students will be showing their barista skills serving coffee at the onsite cafe and cooking up a barbecue for visitors. Parking is available behind STEPS Pathways College campus on Ulm Street, Caloundra. STEPS Pathways College is now taking enrolment enquiries for 2020. For funding information, speak to your NDIS representative. To find out more about the program contact STEPS Pathways College on 5458 3000 or email pathways@ stepsgroup.com.au

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NDIS FEATURE

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For a free quote or to enquire about the services, call 5476 0988.

NDIS PRICING REVIEW The amounts paid for services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme could go up after an annual pricing review. The minister responsible for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, announced the 2020-21 review would start this month. It will examine existing price limits and related policies, check whether they are still appropriate in the current market, and recommend changes where needed. Mr Robert detailed the new review at a disability service providers conference in Sydney last Wednesday, telling the audience he had heard their feedback “loud and clear”. “We need your involvement in this review,” Mr Robert said. “This pricing review is part of our commitment to building confidence and certainty for the provider market, as well as ensuring participants are able to access supports that represent value for money.” People with disabilities, their families and carers, providers, peak bodies and community representatives will all be able to give comments to the review. Service providers in more isolated postcodes may also be able to get more cash to account for the higher cost of delivery, Mr Robert said.

The review will also look into ways of cutting red tape for providers and price limits dependent on the time of day services are provided. It would also examine how providers could claim money for travelling, cancellations and establishing their services. Mr Robert said the government would also begin trialling a digital marketplace from next year with more details to be announced before then. He said this system would allow NDIS users to compare providers, which would improve market transparency and drive greater competition. Mr Robert repeated his hopes for an ultimately deregulated market. The NDIS has faced criticism that the prices it pays for services aren’t high enough to cover providers’ costs in meeting the often-complicated needs of people with disabilities. A parliamentary inquiry recently heard some service providers are footing the bills for their clients as they wait for the bureaucracy to repay them. Submissions to the review close on February 3, 2020, with any changes to be announced at least one month before they take effect on July 1, 2020. – AAP

Join the class! HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY GAIN A LIFETIME OF INDEPENDENCE Flexible learning for boarding and day students Specialised course with hands-on support Students gain independent living skills On-campus living in purpose-built units Safe and supportive environment Graduate ready for the real world Alana Pettigrew (left) and Ariana Nioa (right), STEPS Pathways College Students

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Just metres from parklands, our lake, walking and bike ways, this home puts you at the epicentre of the new, vibrant city of Maroochydore and just a short walk to the cafĂŠs along Flinders Lane. â&#x20AC;˘ An impressive kitchen complete with plenty of bench space, wonderful Meile appliances; gas cook top, under bench oven, built in range hood and dishwasher. A large walk in pantry provides additional bench space and plenty of storage options. Functionality wise downstairs youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ďŹ nd everything you need too; large laundry, separate WC, and drying court. â&#x20AC;˘ Upstairs another large rumpus room greets you along with four large bedrooms. More than enough space for everyone. â&#x20AC;˘ The master bedroom impresses with its twin walk in robes and generous ensuite that features ďŹ&#x201A;oor to ceiling tiles, his and her vanity and contemporary tap ware.

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GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY There are still plenty of homes available on the Sunshine Coast for less than the magic $500,000 mark. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

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here are still 10 suburbs within the Sunshine Coast Council area where you can purchase a home for under $500,000, making the region one of the more affordable lifestyle

destinations, while those looking for land to build their own dream home on are up for a median price of $273,800. According to the REIQ’s Queensland Market Monitor September 2019 report,

established homes at Nambour are going for a median price of $400,000 and you can secure a home in the popular Caloundra West for $478,500. This shows there are still plenty of opportunities to get a good, affordable buy on the Sunshine Coast. Stockland regional manager Adrian Allen says the Coast has become a popular location for buyers at all stages of life. “In particular, over the past few years, interstate migration has continued to grow, as buyers look for a relaxed coastal lifestyle with easy access to Brisbane city,” he says. “We are seeing a particular trend towards buyers demanding lower maintenance living. With their busy lives they want to be out enjoying their downtime, but don’t want to compromise on quality.” Mr Allen says low-maintenance living has been an established trend for some time now and is showing no signs of abating, as more and more homebuyers recognise the benefits of living options that leave plenty of free time to enjoy life. “Well-designed communities like Aura offer all the amenities one needs – connected by 200 kilometres of walking paths and cycling veloways – so nothing is compromised. The recent Baringa Townhome release sets a new benchmark for liveability in both internal design and

“With their busy lives they want to be out enjoying their downtime…” Adrian Allen, Stockland

connectivity to the award-winning community,” he says. “Ultimately, it’s a lifestyle decision and that’s what makes it a popular option for a really diverse type of buyer – from first homeowners and singles, through to families and downsizers.” Stockland’s Aura community offers land starting from just $213,000 for a 250m2 sized

When was the last time you visited Aura? With schools, parks, child care and a brand new retail centre, it’s a great time to come and visit us!

You can see all the incredible future plans for this growing city at our Aura Sales and Vision Centre located at 1 Lukin Terrace, Baringa. Email: aura@stockland.com.au Call: 1300 762 058

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PROPERTY block, well below the region’s median of $273,800, but Mr Allen says the move to lifestyle blocks that rely on masterplanned community amenities and parks rather than having heaps of backyard space is about much more than simply affordability. “We’re noticing that it’s not just first homebuyers and downsizers who are interested in these home types, but also singles and busy families. Now more than ever people want cleverly designed floor plans which maximise the use of space and have high quality, premium inclusions,” he says. “It’s the lure of low maintenance for those who want to be able to lock up and travel or worry about only a courtyard for landscaping, but still have spare rooms and space for friends and families. “A neighbourhood such as Stockland’s Baringa community offers amenity and recreational spaces that are sought after by people across all life stages, so it’s important to provide a range of housing options that suit all different household types and ways of living.” The Coast property market continues to remain steady and isolated from the headline-grabbing peaks and troughs experienced in the last few years in Sydney and Melbourne due to its population growth, government and private enterprise infrastructure spending and expansion of

the range of industries where people can gain employment. However, there is no doubt that our affordable property prices continue to remain attractive to those seeking the Coast lifestyle. Porter Davis Homes Queensland state manager Grant Whinnett says affordability will always be a key influence on the purchase of any home.

“Cleverly designed floorplans on smaller land sizes keep prices affordable” Grant Whinnett

“Areas like Caloundra and the growing community of Aura are offering more and more attractive house and land packages for first homebuyers to break into the market, but also downsizers seeking a beautiful coastal location,” he says. “According to recent REA findings, Caloundra, Baringa and Maroochydore were in the top ten searched suburbs for new houses across Queensland. The most common price points being searched in Caloundra are in the $400,000 to $500,000 range, which is typically driven by first homebuyers and downsizers.” Mr Whinnett says builders across the region are introducing products that will cater for the growing demand for units, townhomes and duplex living. “Cleverly designed floorplans on smaller land sizes help keep prices affordable and demand for houses like these – that offer all the amenities of a large home, but on a smaller scale – has been high in recent months,” he says. “We are noticing that Brisbane’s strong economy and also investment and regeneration into the Sunshine Coast is attracting more buyers to move here.” Porter Homes has introduced the Montville 20 to their range of affordable home options to help even more people get into a new home at an affordable price bracket.

top 10 MOST AFFORDABLE SUNSHINE COAST SUBURBS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Nambour – $400,000 Landsborough - $425,000 Burnside – $441,000 Beerwah – $450,000 Yandina – $462,000 Coes Creek – $475,000 Caloundra West – $478,000 Glasshouse Mountains –$483,750

9. Pacific Paradise – $488,000 10. Kuluin – $499,000 Source: REIQ QMM September 2019. *Median house prices

Baringa Townhomes Now selling from $375,000* with no body corporate. Designed by local award-winning architects, these turn-key two and three bedroom townhomes are located in the heart of Baringa and offer low-maintenance designs with high-quality inclusions. Live walking distance to shops, school, parks and the new Baringa Tavern. Artist’s impression only of lots 226–229.

*Price correct as at 11 November 2019 and subject to change. Price does not include stamp duty, registration fees or any incidental fees. Subject to availability.

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MY HINTERLAND AGENTS

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

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. IAN BLACK 0407 587 503

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

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A SUCCESS STORY “Roger’s knowledge to connect with potential buyers led no doubt to a speedy contract. Backed up by an equally professional team

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

with practical knowledge & needed support guided me to an almost

Greg Young Selling on the coast for 37 years

stress-free process in selling my home.” D Kluger—39 Amelia Pl. Kureelpa Nov 19

Phone for a no obligation appraisal. Greg Young – 0488 238 988 greg@youngpropertygroup.com.au youngpropertygroup.com.au

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If you are looking to sell your property & want results CALL Roger Loughnan Real Estate

OPEN 7 DAYS

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SPECTACULAR COASTAL VIEWS – SPACIOUS HOME

Set up on the hill overlooking Maleny’s main street this stylish townhouse offers easy access to all town facilities and shopping. 3 beds, ensuite & bathroom upstairs, spacious kitchen, dining & living areas downstairs plus another toilet, the laundry & internal access from the lock up garage. Freshly painted & new carpets, just move straight in. Easy care courtyard and a low maintenance building, offers the opportunity for travel, retirement, and family. In a quality complex of 6 units in an elevated position this is a rare find and deserves your inspection today.

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.

$399,000 1/1 Cedar St Maleny

$775,000 Balmoral Ridge via Maleny

Exclusive Agent Jess Luthje 0438 616 064 www.malenyrealty.com.au /20264994

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WALK TO TOWN - 1 ACRE - NORTH ASPECT - GRANNY FLAT

This well maintained property is just minutes walk to the town centre. Most of the renovation has been done however there is still room to improve and add your own flair to the finished product. North facing timber home on a level 1012m2 block. Modern kitchen & bathroom, high ceilings & timber floors throughout, wood fireplace. Town services. Separate 12.2m x 7.6m garage + huge carport, level backyard with concrete drive. Great for work from home options or the car collection!!! Be quick if you want to call this home!

Only a short walk from the main street of Maleny and on an elevated 4023m2 parcel zoned for possible subdivision you’ll find this solid brick home facing North. 1 acre of gently sloping North East facing land with dam. Brick home with self contained studio underneath. Open plan living/dining, two outdoor areas. New floor coverings and freshly painted inside and out. Town water, 3kw solar PV, fruit trees. Walking distance to Maleny township and schools. Aspect, a great location, family friendly living and a great price!

Price Offers Above $510,000 Maleny

Price $669,000 Maleny

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Exclusive Agent Jess Luthje 0438 616 064 www.malenyrealty.com.au / 20229784

Exclusive Agent Jess Luthje 0438 616 064 www.malenyrealty.com.au / 20329033

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STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS With a private rooftop terrace and ocean views, this penthouse apartment boasts an unrivalled absolute beachfront position. The three-bedroom penthouse also offers breathtaking ocean views from the living and master rooms. Within easy reach of everything Marcoola has to offer, this is relaxed Sunshine Coast living at its best. The design takes full advantage of the enviable climate and views, with the open-plan living area and master bedroom both spilling out onto a large wrap-around deck. All the bones of a stunning high-end apartment are in place, with high ceilings, feature cornice and tiling throughout, bespoke bamboo flooring and modern kitchen.

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PENTHOUSE APARTMENT 3612 / 923 DAVID LOW WAY, MARCOOLA 3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car Auction Ramada Marcoola Conference Rooms, Thursday, December 12 @ 6pm North Shore Realty Marcoola 5448 7444 Jay Pashley 0407 119 355 Liz Hope 0422 494 686

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Boutique dwellings that offer sustainable design solutions

price from $95,000

Little Digs are council compliant dwellings that offer affordable housing solutions with architectural style.

www.littledigs.com.au @littledigscustomretreats david hughes

As a locally owned company with years of industry experience, Little Digs customise their designs to suit your site, personal tastes, specific requirements, and your budget.

Your Coes Creek Sanctuary 7 Winterford Place

david@littledigs.com.au 0414 801 241

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Ideally located in the premier position of this boutique estate,the home on 636m2 is specifically designed to accommodate the modern day family requirements and to take advantage of the blocks natural setting boasting North to rear aspect with good privacy. The home is located approximately 500m to the local village, plus also being close to Coles, Schools and Tafe your convenience is assured. • Daikin Multi Zoned ducted reverse cycle a/c • Quality kitchen featuring a 900mm upright range with a 5 burner gas cooktop and electric oven and stone benchtops. • 9 ft ceiling package upgrade including higher garage door to accommodate 4x4 and roof racks.

Inspect: Saturday 30th November 10.15-11.30am

Contact agent Steve Whittle 0439 807 081

• Quality fixtures and fittings with rare additional features like seamless garage flooring. • Fully fenced private back yard that compliments the under roof alfresco,perfect for listening to the local birdlife while sipping on that afternoon glass of wine or bubbly. myweeklypreview.com.au

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LUXURY MARCOOLA TOWNHOUSE

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ositioned on a tranquil tree-lined street in the sought-after beachside pocket of Marcoola, this luxury townhouse offers style in an unrivalled location. With the main residence spread across three levels, this property also boasts a self-contained one-bedroom apartment, offering dual-living options for extended family or an additional income stream. The layout is designed to draw you through light-filled, open-plan living spaces to north-facing balconies overlooking the treetops. A private rooftop terrace spans the full length of the townhouse.

8/14 MERCHANTS PARADE, MARCOOLA 4 bed, 4 bath, 1 car Auction Ramada Marcoola Thursday, December 12 @ 6pm North Shore Realty Marcoola 5448 7444 Jay Pashley 0407 119 355 Walter Johnson 0488 989 363

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Visit: acaciaplace.com.au Call: Walter Van Ruth 0478 106 801

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MULTI AUCTION | THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER RAMADA RESORT MARCOOLA | 6PM

9 Opal Place, Yaroomba

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

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PREMIUM ADDRESS PERCHED HIGH OVER COOLUM • Five bedroom designer home with breathtaking ocean, mountain and hinterland views • Elevated, 881sqm block boasting spectacular views to Old Woman and Moreton Island • Stylish, modern kitchen with panoramic window splashback, premium appliances • Open plan living and dining, raked ceilings, ducted air conditioning throughout • Stainless steel breakfast bar with Mt Coolum & ocean views, feature mosaic floor tiles

View Saturday 11-11.30am Auction In-rooms 12th December

• Covered outdoor entertaining space, built in BBQ and sparkling inground swimming pool

Jay Pashley 0407 119 355 jay@northshorerealty.com.au

3612/923 David Low Way, Marcoola

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BEST OCEAN VIEWS ARE READY TO SELL! • Best ocean view on the Coast and the vendors instructions are clear; get it sold! • Three bedroom penthouse apartment with uninterrupted views out to the Pacific Ocean • Situated at the front of the north tower in the absolute beachfront Ramada Marcoola Resort with direct beach access; no roads to cross • An expansive exclusive roof top deck takes the views and your coastal life to the next level • Will suit as a permanent residence or a perfect beachside holiday retreat; on-site management can take care of everything • Tastefully furnished, air conditioned plus three secure car spaces adjacent to the lift access • Resort facilities include a 60m heated pool, gymnasium, pool side restaurant and sports bar • Don’t delay, the best seat at the beach is ready for new owners and could be the best buy this summer 50 My Weekly Preview | November 29, 2019

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MULTI AUCTION | THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER RAMADA RESORT MARCOOLA | 6PM

Coolum 5446 2500 | Marcoola 5448 7444 www.northshorerealty.com.au VACANT LAND - GOLF COURSE VIEWS • Picturesque views to mighty Mount Coolum and the putting greens of Mount Coolum golf course • Build your dream home on this large & untouched block • Enquire for a site report or block’s potential

Agent on Site Saturday 12-12.30pm Auction

In-rooms 12th December Jay Pashley 0407 119 355

jay@northshorerealty.com.au

20 Lumeah Drive, Mount Coolum

Vacant Land OCEAN VIEW VACANT LAND

8/14 Merchants Parade, Marcoola

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View Saturday 10-10.30am Auction In-rooms 12th December Jay Pashley 0407 119 355 jay@northshorerealty.com.au

14 Camille Court, Mount Coolum

51/151-153 Mudjimba Beach Road, Mudjimba

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THIS WILL BE MUDJIMBA’S BEST BUY! • Vendor’s circumstances have changed, now this must sell • Spacious three bedroom townhouse with peaceful water views • Convenient location; shops, school, bus stop & beach • Excellent house alternative with resort facilities • Loads of potential to add value with cosmetic updates • Will suit owner occupier or investor myweeklypreview.com.au

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In-rooms 12th December Keith Blanchard 0419 676 037 keith@northshorerealty.com.au

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DIVE IN POOL-SIDE UNIT View Wednesday 12-12.30pm

• Absolute beachfront complex on pristine Marcoola Beach

Auction In-rooms 12th December

• Tiled living area with two covered balconies

Liz Hope 0422 494 686 liz@northshorerealty.com.au

• Popular ground floor unit with courtyard straight onto the pool

• Family sized kitchen with Granite benches and stainless appliance • Amazing 70m lagoon pool or enjoy the family size spa • Sold furnished for immediate holiday income

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ONE OF MINYAMA’S MOST TIGHTLY HELD RIVERFRONT POSITIONS- MUST BE SOLD 136 Mooloolah Drive, Minyama Our sellers have moved on, this property will be sold for well below replacement. With only a few true North facing blue chip river front properties on offer you must not miss this opportunity to secure this impressively sized master built family home. Sitting on a huge 1008sqm block facing North with a 24m2 water frontage, this is the best money can buy. Move straight in and enjoy the lifestyle this fantastic family home offers or choose to create your own masterpiece with the properties solid construction. This sought after prestigious address will provide the ultimate in waterfront living and investment all within close proximity to schools, shops and local transport.

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OWNERS SAY SELL! OCEAN VIEWS – SHELLY BEACH! 11 Stewart Way, Shelly Beach Boasting an absolute blue chip position with breathtaking ocean views, this stunning beachside sanctuary is on the market to be SOLD! This impressive designer family residence only footsteps to the ocean front and golden sands of Shelly Beach deserves your inspection. Abundantly spacious and offering a versatile floorplan, this exceptional residence will leave you wanting for nothing. Embrace the coastal lifestyle and secure this remarkable opportunity today!

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AUCTION GOING-GOING GONE!! NORTH EAST FACING MOOLOOLABA WATERFRONT LAND IS GOING TO BE SOLD 0

21b Yallanga Place, Mooloolaba This is a very rare opportunity to put your own stamp on this level and ready to build on 600sqm north facing Mooloolaba land, this desirable lot is at the end of a quiet cul-desac in the ever popular Yallanga Place in Mooloolaba. Everything you need is on your doorstep with this location, with the busy hub of Mooloolaba a short distance away with some of the best restaurants all within an easy stroll. Reluctant Owners are saying Sell.

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1/9 Marjorie Street, Mooloolaba ACT FAST, GREAT VALUE DOESN’T LAST LONG - this luxuriously appointed beachside townhouse is ready for its new owners to call home! Low maintenance and under builders warranty, this contemporary abode with no body corporate fees and extremely low outgoings is on the market to be SOLD! Perfectly positioned close to beaches and Mooloolaba Esplanade, this incredible lifestyle opportunity in this highly sought after precinct won’t last long.

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2/11 Marjorie Street, Mooloolaba AT LAST, THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR - this luxuriously appointed designer townhouse is on the market to be SOLD! Low maintenance and under builders warranty, this contemporary abode with no body corporate fees and extremely low outgoings won’t last long. This stunning home close to beaches and Mooloolaba Esplanade is ready for its new owners to call home! Inspect today and start living the lifestyle you deserve!

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66 Roderick Street, Moffat Beach Have you been dreaming of a brand new modern contemporary style home offering the ultimate Queensland lifestyle, complete with a games room, outdoor entertainment area, sparkling inground pool and a short stroll to the best surf breaks and beaches in the Country? Then don’t miss out on inspecting this architecturally designed 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 living area home with a double garage and double carport, landscaped and ready for you to enjoy your first Christmas!

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READY TO MOVE ON - OWNERS COMMITTED TO SELL NOW! 44 Tantula Road East, Alexandra Headland PRICED TO SELL, SELLING LESS THAN REPLACEMENT VALUE - make no mistake this exquisite residence in the coveted Golden Triangle is on the market to be SOLD. Complete with exceptional ocean and hinterland views this magnificent residence captures the very essence of the Sunshine Coast lifestyle. Luxuriously appointed with high class finishes throughout, this stunning abode just minutes to world class beaches, cafes and restaurants is ready for its new owners to call home. Act fast, the owners are ready to meet the market and will look at all genuine offers.

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• Stroll to beaches, cafes & Surf Club

Karen Jones 0405 122 526

• Minutes to award winning restaurants

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Price: Offers Over $400,000 Inspect: Saturday 30th November 3-3.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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SOLD THIS YEAR AND STILL COUNTING!

Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

Gracey Calabrisello 0403 866 377

Karen Jones 0405 122 526

Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188

Joanne Major 1300 400 777

John Skerlak 0413 441 834

Melissa Schembri 0403 327 792

Rebecca Fletcher 0404 866 358

Ashlee Smyth 0404 334 566

Stephen McMillan 0405 175 162

Jo Laidlaw 1300 400 777

Stefanie Allison 0417 227 910

Tiahni Sutton 1300 400 777

Toni Griffin 0468 564 545

Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545

Anthea Lee 0448 699 228

Mary Horan 0428 253 158

Georgie Hughes 0409 939 943

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SUNSHINE COAST MARKET AN AFFORDABLE OPTION

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VID Property Group’s (AVID) masterplanned community in Palmview – Harmony – has become a beacon of opportunity for savvy home buyers as interstate migration rates continue to drive high demand in Queensland’s land market. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that in the past year to March 2019, Queensland recorded the highest interstate migration rates of any state or territory with a net gain of 23,300 people. Compared to housing markets in other states, Queensland remains an affordable option thanks to residential communities like Harmony, providing residents with an unmatched quality of life – a point supported by recent migrators Peter and Marina Gray – who chose to move to the Sunshine Coast to be closer to family. “Being close to our grandchildren was important, but we also love the climate up here,” Mr Gray says. “Having previously lived on the New South Wales central coast it was important that we moved somewhere close to the beaches, but also close to national parks. “We wanted to be near places where we could walk and meditate, so we were looking for somewhere close to both the sea and the bush. “The Sunshine Coast was perfect for that.” Queensland’s migration rate has driven high demand for its land market, with median price per square metre increasing and available lot sizes decreasing gradually for the past 18 years, according to independent research by Matusik Property Insights. Mr Gray says while family and lifestyle are important, the

connectedness. There are regular community events where you can get to know your neighbours and we really appreciate the fantastic parks and the walking paths around the area.” AVID’s Queensland general manager Bruce Harper says Harmony was developed to provide everything needed for migrators to call Queensland home. “Queensland offers a highly sought-after lifestyle and we continue to see waves of new locals every year,” Mr Harper says.

“When you compare the cost of buying in Queensland as opposed to New South Wales, you can get a lot more value”

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cost of living is also a major motivator. “When you compare the cost of buying a house in Queensland as opposed to New South Wales, you can see that you can get a lot more value,” Mr Gray says. “Harmony has allowed us to establish ourselves in a better position compared to where we used to live. “We were attracted to Harmony’s community focus and

“This means AVID has the unique responsibility to cater to this demand and we continue to do so through Harmony and our array of lifestyle programs and activities for residents. “Living in Harmony means connecting with people through our shared spaces and community events, but also having access to retail, education, employment and the coastal lifestyle Queensland is known for right on your doorstep.”

3/72 Burnett Street, Buderim www.primepropertysunshinecoast.com.au

CHARACTER SPACE AND TIMELESS ELEGANCE MOOLOOLAH VALLEY, 2 Samuel Place

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Location, convenience and lifestyle is what this craftmanship built home • Large formal lounge with slow combustion wood fire OPEN Saturday 30th Nov 10.30-11am has to offer. Walking through the entrance brings you into the beautiful • A luxurious 25sqm office or 4th bedroom with its own private library PRICE Offers Over $749,000 character of this charming country Queensland home. • Brand new ducted air conditioning and polished timber floors • Located on a 2040sqm corner block of level land throughout • Master bed enjoys the luxury of a walk-in robe and ensuite • Double lock up garage and combined workshop area • Stunning kitchen with granite benches, gas cooktop and walk in pantry myweeklypreview.com.au

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ALEXANDRA HEADLAND, 15 TRANQUIL PLACE

Coastal Luxe Meets Contemporary Lifestyle Effortless luxury and attention to detail over two spacious levels set this elegant home apart from the rest. Superbly appointed throughout and designed with the discerning entertainer in mind, this exceptional residence presents high-end family living at its best. • Architecturally-designed 455m2 residence • Polished concrete floors & raked & coffered ceilings throughout • Caesarstone kitchen with quality appliances and butlers pantry • Open plan living & dining with stacker doors to al-fresco terrace & rear patio

• 5 bedrooms, all with walk-in-robes and en-suites • Saltwater, self-chlorinated 12.5 metre pool with solar heating provision • Triple car garage with high ceiling and mezzanine storage • Private 872m2 block in peaceful cul-de-sac

OPEN HOME: Inspection by Appointment PRICE: $1,875,000 AGENT: Athena Law 0408 884 104

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BUDERIM, 1/10 BALLINGER COURT

• Located on top of Buderim in a small complex of three townhouses • Spacioius design featuring 3 bedrooms • Master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe • Stunning area vista over the ocean

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OPEN HOME: Saturday 30th Nov 2-2.30pm AUCTION: On site Saturday 14th Dec 12pm AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758

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MOOLOOLABA, 8/62-68 River Esplanade

On The Edge Of The River and Just Metres From Mooloolaba Beach River Dance Apartments is a tropical oasis comprising of only 24 Apartments located in Mooloolaba’s desirable River Esplanade Precinct. Apartment 8 at the light filled northern end of the property is positioned perfectly with never to be built-out waterfront views. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large living space that frames the water views through the floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors. This design will impress. The huge balcony captures the scenic panorama of the river, park and the wharf marina.

OPEN HOME: Friday 6th Dec 12-12.30pm Saturday 7th Dec 11-11.30am Sunday 8th Dec 11-11.30am AUCTION: On Site Saturday 14th Dec 11am AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575

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MOOLOOLABA, 1301/7 Venning St

Exclusive 3 Bedroom Apartment - Mantra Mooloolaba The iconic Mantra Mooloolaba Beach has long been regarded for is amazing facilities, iconic location and truly international status. With only five 3-bedroom apartments in the Resort, rarely is one offered for sale. Apartment 1301 at 126m2 on the 13th floor faces North taking in amazing views across the ocean all the way to Mount Coolum and Noosa as well as back over Mooloolaba, as far as Caloundra, the Glass House Mountains and beyond. Featuring a large open plan living space leading you out to the oversized ocean-front balcony where the views are simply breathtaking!

OPEN HOME: Saturday 30th Nov 1.30-2pm Sunday 1st Dec 12-12.30pm AUCTION: On Site Saturday 7th Dec 12pm AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575

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LITTLE MOUNTAIN, 36 Daintree Boulevard

Charming Home In A Quiet Location Buyers who are seeking privacy, peace and comfortable living in a convenient location. Tucked away in a quiet family-friendly pocket, surrounded by nature reserve, is this contemporary home offering easy-care living all on one level. Entertain all year round on the covered rear alfresco area, which overlooks the established gardens. • 4 bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes • Master bedroom with en-suite and walk-in robe • Spacious open plan lounge and dining room • Practical kitchen design

OPEN HOME: Saturday 30th Nov 2-2.30pm PRICE: $589,000 AGENT: Amanda Morton 0475 846 626

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Delightful Hampton’s Style Duplex For the first home buyer, investor or downsizers, this charming duplex is near new. Situated in The Grove estate this home is move-in ready. • 3 Large Bedrooms • Master Bedroom includes walk-in Robe & Ensuite • Built-in wardrobes • Double Lock-up garage • Cesar stone benches to kitchen and bathrooms • Walk-in pantry

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Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806

Large Family Entertainer in Kawana Island 118 Grand Parade, KAWANA ISLAND This stylish contemporary home is ideally located close to the walkways,

• Zoned ducted airconditioning

footbridge, cafes, local shop on Kawana Island and backs onto a

• Low maintenance yard

wonderful nature reserve. Built with space in mind this cleverly designed floorplan has 3 living areas including a media room, 5 spacious bedrooms and 2700mm high ceilings throughout, all this situated on a 620m2 block.

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Oversized ground floor apartment with water views 5/81 Birtinya Boulevard, BIRTINYA This near new apartment is located in one of the property hot spots on the Sunshine Coast. Positioned within the Saltwater apartments only walking distance to shops, cafes, restaurants, Sunshine Coast University hospital, beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches. Central to just about all the amenities you will ever need make for an enviable investment.

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• 25 metre lap pool, communal BBQ area and exclusive gym • Spacious & well thought out floor plan • 2 secure underground parking • Ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning • Expansive 180-degree views • Modern kitchen with stone benchtop & stainless steel app • Large entertainers balcony • Pet-friendly complex

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From $379,000

11 Jorl Court caters to all markets, whether it be the MRZIWXSVS[RIVSGGYTMIVSVƴVWX home buyer. It’s low price point and proximity to local schools, shops, transportation and the Sunshine Coast University has it ticking all the boxes.

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Ben Thomson 0447 057 651 ben@northshorerealty.com.au

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UPCOMING AUCTIONS

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

Under negotiation / 5 bed, 3 bath, 5 car

26 SOMERSET DRIVE, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, November 30 @ 11.30am McGrath 5450 8000 Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Simon Grayell 0418 708 874

8 ROMS COURT, BUDERIM

30 KIMBERLY COURT, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday, November 30 @ 3pm McGrath 5450 8000 Damien Michael 0413 024 124 Chris Pace 0417 196 600

We put you first 32 TALLOW WOOD DRIVE, KULUIN

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Primed for the homebuyer looking to get into the ever-growing Kuluin property market, the astute investor or the owner / builder wanting to do some renovations. Located close to schools and shops, this original property is situated on a beautiful block with approx. 800sqm of flat land. •3 good size bedrooms two with large built-ins and fans •Ample area to park a boat / van or jet ski •Lounge dining area with separate sun room •Single garage with internal access •Great storage throughout the home AUCTION Wednesday 11th December 6pm (if not sold prior) INSPECT Saturday 30th November 10am-12pm FIRST NATIONAL RIVERSIDE 5446 6186 JASON BURNS 0417 762 001 WEB www.firstnationalriverside.com.au

25 MONARCH PLACE, MONS

107/8 LOGWOOD STREET, MINYAMA Auction on site Saturday, November 30 @ 12pm Define Property 5478 2477 Amanda Morton 0475 846 626 63/58 GRAND PARADE, KAWANA ISLAND Auction on site Saturday, November 30 @ 10am LJ Hooker Mooloolaba 5444 4411 Brett Hughes 0488 585 427 Yasna Hawthorne 0418 544 406

AUCTION RESULTS

Define Property 5478 2477 Amanda Morton 0475 846 626

Passed in / 5 bed, 3 bath, 4 car McGrath 5450 8000 Shaun Hammill 0413 310 445

MARKET TRACKER A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 7 AROONA AVENUE, BUDDINA $1,345,000 / 6 bed, 3 bath, 3 car Next property Group, Rebecca Fletcher 2/31 NEERIM DRIVE, MOOLOOLABA $2,550,000 / 3 bed, 4 bath, 2 car Next property Group, Karen Jones & Melissa Schembri 1/5 TOWNSEND ROAD, BUDERIM $385,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Century 21, Grant Smith 1/76A CARTER ROAD, NAMBOUR

The easiest way to check out the latest auction results.

$285,000 / 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car

18 COORUMBONG CLOSE, MOOLOOLABA Passed in / 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

2 SAILFISH DRIVE, MOUNTAIN CREEK

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$625,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Century 21, Grant Smith *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies

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MANICURED ACREAGE PACKAGE Less than 5 minutes from Palmwoods central on a 1 hectare fully fenced block this 2 story, 3 bedroom Queenslander awaits a new family to call home. Setting many a direction with assets here that are often wanted but seldom found this property easily accommodates.

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DOWNSIZE IN STYLE! 26/7 Grand Parade, Kawana Island Acquire one of the most sort after apartments in the prestigious, St Kitts complex on Kawana Island. Enjoy the panoramic and uninhibited waterway views, deep water access, low maintenance living and house – sized proportions on offer. 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 car enclosed garage and exclusive storage room included.

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oasting waterfront views, this opulent residence prompts effortless family living and entertaining. Showcasing designer elegance and featuring a selection of versatile living areas over two levels, the sprawling masterpiece has 22-metre river frontage with private jetty and direct ocean access. Other features include a gourmet kitchen with European appliances and granite tops, a large master suite with ensuite and walk-in-robe, stone flooring, high ceilings and a sense of light and space. Outdoors there is a covered alfresco, extensive decking and inground pool.

10 ST VINCENTS COURT, MINYAMA 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Auction onsite Saturday, December 14 @ 10am McGrath Mooloolaba 5450 8000 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147

FOR SALE

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Price: Offers over $425,000

• Well designed floor plan with a freshly painted interior

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• Walk to Sunshine Plaza, Cotton Tree & Ocean Street dining precinct

RE/MAX Property Sales

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ADDRESS 50 Lowe Street Nambour QLD 4560

Each office independently owned and operated

OFFICE 5470 7000

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M I N Y A M A’ S B E S T B U Y - MUST BE SOLD! –

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Explore the enormous potential of this spacious family residence and capitilise on its exclusive location and prime 568sqm block. Lovingly held by the same owner for 23 years, the generous double storey home offers a unique opportunity to move straight in and enjoy everything on offer in this premier address. Natural sunlight fills the property and the versatile layout includes spacious living and dining areas, impressive raked timber ceilings, spacious bedrooms and practical spaces. Ideally positioned to capture seasonal breezes

PRICE $789,000

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and sunshine the North facing yard area is the ideal spot for friends and family to gather and the large private in-ground pool is the perfect place to cool off on those warm summer days Properties like this are hard to find and are quickly snapped up. Our motivated Seller is ready to move so don’t miss this unique opportunity to own a prime piece of Minyama real estate..

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• Generous 568m2 block tucked away in a quiet street amongst quality homes • Wonderfully spacious double storey home offering 202sqm under roof • Bright and spacious living and dining with stunning timber raked ceilings and light filled void • Generous kitchen featuring stainless appliances, gas cooking, ample storage and pool view • Four large bedrooms with built in storage, ceiling fans and air-conditioning • Option of two master suites, one upstairs and one down, both with ensuited bathrooms • Upstairs master boasts generous walk in robe and north facing balcony • Oversize single garage with ample off-street parking for additional vehicles • Fully fenced secure yard great for kids and pets • Private North facing pool with spa and lush low maintenance gardens • Close to waterways, shops, schools, cinemas, beaches and facilities

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INNOVATIVE START-UP PROGRAM GRADUATE TAKES OUT BUSINESS AWARD

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he new Sunshine Coast business incubator program The Refinery is already bearing fruit with one of its recent program graduates winning a 2019 Sunshine Coast Business Award. Sunshine Coast based Wildlings Forest School, a business that encourages children to take risks, dig in the dirt and play outdoors, won the Education and Training category for a small enterprise.

Founders Nicki Farrell and Vicci Oliver said it was the skills and knowledge gained through their participation in The Refinery creative incubator program, held at The HQ office within the new Maroochydore City Centre, which enabled them to win the award. The Refinery is a 10-week program, developed by SunCentral Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Council and the Sunshine Coast Alliance, that helps participants turn

their creative ideas into sustainable businesses by building skills and knowledge through workshops, mentors and industry experience. “As a small business, it really paid off for us. It forced us to really put down on paper what we wanted to achieve and write down our business plan which really until then, had mostly just been in our heads. “We learnt so much and I don’t think we would have won this award if we hadn’t taken part in The Refinery. It was such a wonderful opportunity for us and will really help our business grow,” Ms Farrell says. SunCentral Maroochydore Project Manager City Activation, Bronwyn Adams, says it is rewarding to see The Refinery program already paying dividends for local businesses. “We want to create a hub for innovation and creativity within the new city centre through programs such as The Refinery, the program helps people join the dots between their ideas for a business and a practical outcome,” Ms Adams says. The Refinery participants took part in workshops, masterclasses and coaching from industry leading mentors including Heidi Middleton of Sass and Bide, Virgin StartUp founder Ian Mason, Timothy O from Hatched, Kaylene Langford of Start-Up Creative and QUT Creative Enterprise Australia. Wildlings Forest School is planning a three-week holiday program with an adventure playground at The MET in the new Maroochydore CBD from January 6–24. Expressions of Interest for The Refinery’s 2020 program open February 3. For more information visit therefinerysunshinecoast.com.

FINAL WORD “We want to create a hub for innovation and creativity within the new city centre”

MAROOCHYDORE CITY CENTRE PROJECT: IT’S MUCH MORE THAN A DEVELOPMENT SITE

Creativity is a key part of the new Maroochydore City Centre’s activation strategy and amplified through the artsbased project, yourcity. yourstory. SunCentral Maroochydore Project Manager City Activation, Bronwyn Adams, says the project is designed to recognise the people bringing the Maroochydore City Centre to life as well as enable the community’s ideas, experiences and responses to their future city. “We have a 350-metre hoarding surrounding stage 1A of the city centre which has essentially become a canvas for the project. “It features original artwork by local artist Thom Stuart who has used a semi-abstract approach in his work to depict growth, emergence and transition,” Ms Adams says. Another local artist’s work is showcased in the hoarding gallery within the gardens of Foundation Square. The exhibition by Nicole Voevodin-Cash titled LANDscans – Landscapes of Natural and Unnatural Beauty features artworks created by scanning the original Maroochydore City Centre site. Expressions of interest are now open for artists interested in creating works that respond to the new city centre which will be reproduced and displayed in the gallery. For more information visit: mccmetropolitan.com.au/your-city-yourstory.

LEASING ENQUIRIES NOW OPEN COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE | NEW OFFICE BUILDINGS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY SECURE YOUR PLACE NOW Contact Jerry O’Reilly | jerry@suncentralmaroochydore.com.au | +61 (0) 408 726 739 MAROOCHYDORE-CITY.COM.AU

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TV GUIDE

ABC (CH2)

SEVEN (CH6)

NINE (CH5)

WIN (CH8)

SBS (CH3)

FRIDAY

6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) A brideto-be commits suicide. 8.30 Endeavour. (M) A research scientist dies suspiciously. 10.00 QI. (PG) 10.30 ABC Late News. 11.00 The Business.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Cricket. Second Test. Australia v Pakistan. Day 1. Evening session. From Adelaide Oval. 9.00 MOVIE Blood Father. (2016) (MA15+) Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty. An ex-con protects his daughter. 11.00 Autopsy USA. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Bondi Vet: Coast To Coast. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Mummy. (2017) (M) Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella. A soldier battles an ancient mummy. 10.50 MOVIE Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. (2013) (MA15+) Jeremy Renner.

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Guests include Elizabeth Banks. 9.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? To 2019. (M) 10.30 Lawrence Mooney: Moonman. (MA15+)

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 The Vikings Uncovered. 9.10 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. (M) Hosted by Jimmy Carr. 10.05 SBS World News Late. 10.35 MOVIE Queen Of The Desert. (2015) (M)

SATURDAY

6.05pm Escape From The City. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Vera. (M) A surgeon’s murder is investigated. 9.00 Doc Martin. (M) Martin and Louisa face the challenge of living together. 9.50 Midsomer Murders. (PG) An aristocrat’s death is investigated.

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Cricket. Second Test. Australia v Pakistan. Day 2. Evening session. From Adelaide Oval. 9.00 MOVIE Alien: Covenant. (2017) (MA15+) Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston. A colony ship crew encounters deadly aliens. 11.35 Autopsy USA. (M)

6pm Nine News Saturday. 7.00 MOVIE Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. (2017) (PG) Dwayne Johnson. 9.30 MOVIE Central Intelligence. (2016) (M) Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart. An accountant and a CIA agent work a top-secret case. 11.40 MOVIE Red Eye. (2005) (M)

6pm Luxury Escapes. (PG) 6.30 Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food. 7.30 Ambulance Australia. (M) 8.45 Ambulance. (M) Paramedics Andrea and Glynn attend to a car crash victim. 10.00 999: What’s Your Emergency? (MA15+) 11.00 NCIS. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 The Vietnam War: Things Fall Apart. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Viceroy’s House. (2017) (PG) Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson. The final Viceroy of India prepares to leave the country. 10.30 MOVIE Madame Bovary. (2014) (M)

SUNDAY

6pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 ABC News Sunday. 7.40 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Sydney. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 9.45 The Coronation. (PG) The story of the crown jewels of the UK. 10.45 Gruen.

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Cricket. Second Test. Australia v Pakistan. Day 3. Evening session. From Adelaide Oval. 9.00 Sunday Night. Hosted by Melissa Doyle. 10.30 Autopsy USA: Elizabeth Taylor. (M) 11.30 Surveillance Oz. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Hamish & Andy’s “Perfect” Holiday. (PG) 8.30 60 Minutes. Current affairs program. 9.30 Witness To Disaster: Tornado Outbreak. (PG) 10.30 See No Evil. (M) 11.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (MA15+)

6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 6.30 The Sunday Project. 7.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Guests include Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. 8.30 NCIS. (M) A musician’s murder is investigated. 10.30 FBI. (M) 11.30 The Sunday Project.

6.30pm News. 7.35 Secrets Of The Railway. (PG) 8.30 Margaret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word Is Power. Explores the private life of Margaret Atwood. 10.15 Stacey Dooley: Second Chance Sex Offenders. (MA15+)

MONDAY

6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story: What Doesn’t Kill You. 8.30 Silent No More: Taking On The System. (M) Part 2 of 3. 9.20 Media Watch. (PG) 9.35 Q&A.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Cricket. Second Test. Australia v Pakistan. Day 4. Evening session. 9.00 The Latest: Seven News. 9.30 Highway Cops. (M) A driver claims he’s a Grand Prix champion. 10.30 Modern Family. (PG) 11.00 Chicago Fire. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 Paramedics. (PG) Follows Australian paramedics. 9.30 Kings Cross ER. (PG) 10.30 World’s Wildest Flights. (PG) 11.25 I Am Innocent: Terri Louise Friesen. (M)

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Amazing Race Australia. 8.40 Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted. (MA15+) 9.40 Just For Laughs Australia. 10.40 2017 Montreal Comedy Festival. (M) 11.40 WIN News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 News. 7.30 The Royal House Of Windsor. (PG) 8.30 24 Hours In Emergency: Time’s Arrow. (M) A 61-year-old is airlifted to St George’s. 9.30 24 Hours In Police Custody: Fifty Shades Of Abuse. (M)

TUESDAY

6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Dream Gardens. 8.30 Love On The Spectrum. Part 3 of 4. 9.30 Christmas At St Paul’s. Follows Christmas preparations at St Paul’s. 10.35 ABC Late News.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Cricket. Second Test. Australia v Pakistan. Day 5. Evening session. 9.00 The Latest: Seven News. 9.30 Border Security: International. (PG) A business man from Nigeria is searched. 10.30 Behave Yourself. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Young Sheldon. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Meet The Fockers. (2004) (M) Ben Stiller, Barbra Streisand. A man’s family meets his fiancee’s family. 10.55 Mom. (M) 11.25 Cold Case. (M)

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Amazing Race Australia. 8.30 One Born Every Minute Australia. (M) Cameras capture the miracle of childbirth. 9.30 NCIS. (M) 10.30 NCIS: LA. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Russia To Iran: Across The Wild Frontier. Part 2 of 5. 8.30 Michael Moore: Where To Invade Next. (M) Michael Moore searches for ideas to improve America. 10.45 SBS News.

WEDNESDAY

6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery: Shane Gould. (PG) Julia spends time with Shane Gould. 8.30 Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala. (M) Hosted by Tom Gleeson. 10.30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens Summer. 7.30 Zumbo’s Just Desserts. (PG) 8.40 AACTA Awards. (M) From Star Event Centre, Sydney. 10.15 The Latest: Seven News. 10.45 Modern Family. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 David Attenborough Seven Worlds, One Planet. (PG) 8.40 Desert Vet: Leopard Shark. (PG) 9.40 Monster Croc Wrangler. (PG) 10.40 To Be Advised. 11.40 Chicago Med. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Unicorn. (PG) 8.30 Playing For Keeps. (M) Follows the lives of AFL players’ wives and girlfriends. 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 The Project. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Tony Robinson’s World By Rail: Thailand And Malaysia. (PG) 8.30 Child Genius Australia. (PG) Part 3 of 4. 9.35 Years And Years. (M) Viv Rook’s regime tightens its grip. 10.40 SBS News.

THURSDAY

YOUR PRIME TIME TV GUIDE

6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Grand Designs Australia: Port Melbourne Urban Greenhouse. (PG) 8.50 Shetland. (M) Perez returns to his childhood home. 9.50 Killing Eve. (MA15+)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens Summer. 7.30 Zumbo’s Just Desserts. (PG) 9.45 Beyond The Boundary. (PG) A look at the Australian women’s Ashes campaign. 10.45 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Great Getaways. (PG) 8.30 Race Across The World. (M) Narrated by John Hannah. 9.30 Travel Guides. (PG) 10.30 World’s Wildest Weather: Flash Flood Nightmare. (M) 11.30 Cold Case. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Jamie Oliver’s Ultimate Veg. A celebration of all things vegetable. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) A squad member is implicated in a cover-up. 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

7.30pm Luke Nguyen’s Railway Vietnam. 8.30 The Wonderful World Of Chocolate. (PG) Reveals how chocolate bars and boxes are made. 9.25 On Becoming A God In Central Florida. (MA15+) 10.15 SBS News.

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7.05pm Ben And Holly. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 8.00 Hard Quiz. (PG) 8.30 Gruen XL. 9.20 The Office. (PG) 10.05 Gavin & Stacey. (M) 10.35 Archer. (M) 11.20 Red Dwarf. 11.50 QI.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Charles: 50 Years A Prince. (PG) 8.30 Lewis. (M) 10.30 Air Crash Investigation. (M) 11.30 Mighty Planes.

6pm Test Cricket: Dinner Break. 6.30 Second Test. Aust v Pakistan. Day 1. Evening session. 7.00 MOVIE The Karate Kid Part II. (1986) (PG) 9.25 MOVIE 28 Days Later. (2002) (MA15+)

7.30pm MOVIE Tangled. (2010) (PG) Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi. 9.30 MOVIE Enchanted. (2007) (G) Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden. 11.40 Police Ten 7. (M)

6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Life Story. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. (2008) (M) 11.05 MOVIE The Tuxedo. (2002) (M)

6pm Judge Judy. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (PG) 9.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 11.30 NCIS: New Orleans. (M)

6pm Celebrity Name Game. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Friends. (PG) 11.00 Brides Of Beverly Hills. (PG) 11.30 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (M)

SATURDAY

7.20pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Live At The Apollo. 9.15 Mock The Week. 9.50 Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central.

6.30pm Greatest Cities Of The World. (PG) 7.30 Secrets Of Beautiful Gardens. 8.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 Secrets Of Beautiful Gardens.

6pm Test Cricket: Dinner Break. 6.30 Second Test. Aust v Pakistan. Day 2. Evening session. 7.00 MOVIE The Karate Kid III. (1989) (PG) 9.25 MOVIE 28 Weeks Later. (2007) (MA15+)

7pm MOVIE Beauty And The Beast. (2017) (PG) Emma Watson. 9.30 MOVIE 50 First Dates. (2004) (M) Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider. 11.30 Just Tattoo Of Us. (M)

7pm MOVIE Woman In Gold. (2015) (PG) 9.10 MOVIE The Zookeeper’s Wife. (2017) (M) Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh. 11.40 MOVIE State Of Play. (2009) (M)

6pm Cops. (PG) 6.30 Scorpion. (PG) 7.30 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) 9.20 NCIS: New Orleans. (MA15+) 10.15 Motorcycle Racing. Aus-X Open Melbourne. 11.15 NCIS: LA. (M)

6pm Celebrity Name Game. (PG) 7.30 Kojak. (M) 9.30 MOVIE Friends With Money. (2006) (M) Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Keener. 11.20 The Cleveland Show. (M) 11.50 The Loop. (PG)

SUNDAY

7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Live At The Apollo. 9.15 Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly. 10.45 Adam Hills: The Last Leg.

6pm Escape To The Country. 7.00 Dog Patrol. (PG) 7.30 Border Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Gold Coast Medical. (M) 9.30 MOVIE Australia Day. (2017) (MA15+) 11.30 Dog Patrol.

6pm Test Cricket: Dinner Break. 6.30 Second Test. Aust v Pakistan. Day 3. Evening session. 7.00 MOVIE Caddyshack. (1980) (PG) 9.05 MOVIE Caddyshack II. (1988) (PG)

7pm MOVIE The Lion King. (1994) (G) Matthew Broderick. 8.45 MOVIE Thor: Ragnarok. (2017) (M) Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston. 11.20 Bromans. (MA15+)

7pm Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 8.10 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.10 Law & Order: SVU. (MA15+)

6.30pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.20 48 Hours. (M) 11.20 Bad Lads Army. (MA15+)

6pm Frasier. 6.30 MOVIE Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. (1993) (G) 8.05 Naked Beach. (M) 9.00 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 Will & Grace. 10.30 Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

MONDAY

7.05pm Ben And Holly. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 The Office. 8.45 Upstart Crow. (PG) 9.25 The Office. (PG) 10.10 Peep Show. 10.40 Red Dwarf. 11.10 Plebs. 11.40 30 Rock.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Inspector George Gently. (M) 10.30 Mean Mums. (PG) 11.00 Suspects. (M)

6pm Test Cricket: Dinner Break. 6.30 Second Test. Aust v Pakistan. Day 4. Evening session. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 American Pickers. 8.30 Aussie Pickers. 9.30 Pawn Stars Australia.

6pm The Middle. 7.00 Big Bang. 7.30 Miniseries: Baywatch – Panic At Malibu Pier. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Billy Madison. (1995) (M) 10.15 Metro Sexual. 11.15 Big Bang. 11.45 Tattoo Fixers.

6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.40 Unforgettable. (M) 11.40 Cold Case. (M)

6pm Judge Judy. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.30 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 21. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. H’lights. 11.30 CSI: Miami. (M)

6pm Celebrity Name Game. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Friends. 8.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 Two And A Half Men. (M) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 Frasier. (PG) 11.00 The Flash.

TUESDAY

7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. 8.40 Plebs. 9.15 The Office. 9.35 The Office. 10.00 Great News. 10.40 Red Dwarf.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Cold Case. (M) 8.30 Without A Trace. (M) 10.30 Mean Mums. (PG) 11.00 Air Crash Investigation. (PG)

6.30pm Second Test. Aust v Pakistan. Day 5. Evening session. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. 8.30 Outback Truckers. 9.30 MOVIE Rising Sun. (1993) (M)

6pm The Middle. 7.00 Big Bang. 7.30 Miniseries: Baywatch – Panic At Malibu Pier. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Liar Liar. (1997) (M) 10.15 Metro Sexual. 11.15 Big Bang. 11.45 WWE Smackdown.

6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 10.40 Law & Order: Criminal Intent. (M) 11.40 Facing... (M)

6pm Judge Judy. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 11.15 The Mentalist. (M)

6pm Celebrity Name Game. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Friends. 8.00 Seinfeld. 8.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 Raymond. 10.30 Seinfeld.

WEDNESDAY

7.05pm Ben And Holly. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 8.00 Black Books. (PG) 8.25 QI. (PG) 8.55 The Office. (PG) 9.40 Green Wing. (M) 11.10 Red Dwarf. 11.40 30 Rock.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG) 8.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 10.30 The Surgery Ship. (M) 11.30 Mighty Planes.

6.30pm Shipping Wars. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 8.30 Family Guy. (M) 9.30 American Dad! (M) 10.30 Australian Spartan.

6pm The Middle. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Baywatch. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Happy Gilmore. (1996) (M) Adam Sandler. 10.30 MOVIE Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa. (2013) (MA15+)

6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 DCI Banks. (M) 8.30 Agatha Christie’s Marple. (PG) 10.30 Major Crimes. (M) 11.30 Cold Case. (M)

6pm Judge Judy. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 10.20 NCIS. (M) 11.15 NCIS: New Orleans. (M)

6pm Celebrity Name Game. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Friends. 8.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 Two And A Half Men. (M) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.30 James Corden.

THURSDAY

DIGITAL CHOICE

7.05pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 QI: Christmas Special. 8.30 Mock The Week. 9.05 The Office. 9.25 The Office. 9.45 Live At The Apollo. 10.35 Red Dwarf.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (M) 10.45 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 11.45 Surf Patrol.

6.30pm Shipping Wars. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Beach Cops. (PG) 8.30 Car Crash TV. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE The Wild Bunch. (1969) (MA15+) 12am American Restoration. 12.30 Ax Men.

6pm The Middle. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Survivor: Island Of Idols. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery. (1997) (M) 10.30 Hacktresses. 11.30 Big Bang. (PG)

6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 New Tricks. (M) 9.50 The First 48. (M) 11.50 What’s Your Emergency? (M)

6pm Judge Judy. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 9.30 L.A.’s Finest. (MA15+) 10.30 NCIS. (M) 11.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)

6pm Celebrity Name Game. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Friends. 8.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 Emmylou Loves. (M) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.30 Nancy Drew. 11.30 James Corden.

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