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eleste Barber is many things. She is a mother, a wife, a celebrated comedian and an author. Above all else, she is Australian – a ‘doer’. And, these are the traits that led to the biggest fundraising campaign in social media history. When Celeste launched her bushfire appeal campaign via Facebook on January 3, she did so in the hope of raising $30,000. Within hours it was clear the world was listening. She daringly raised the figure to $50,000. At the time of printing, she has amassed a whopping $50 million. Of course, all of this would not have been possible without the support of not only the Australian community, but people from around the globe. Like Celeste, so many of us have watched helplessly as the bushfires have consumed our nation. But, in true Aussie form, we’ve pulled together – the wealthy, the everyday workers, the young and the old – to support our hardworking firies, the victims and our suffering wildlife. Our most famous faces, including the likes of Kylie Minogue and Chris Hemsworth, have thrown their weight behind the cause, all the while reminding the world that every single dollar counts. To find out how you can help, turn to page 24. In news summary (pages 20/21), we also highlight some of the local organisations hosting fundraising events across the Coast. Until next week, take care.

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KYLIE MINOGUE “Returning home to such devastation throughout much of the country is heartbreaking. As a family, we’ve donated $500,000 towards the immediate firefighting efforts and the ongoing support which will be required.” ELLEN DEGENERES “Australia I love you. My heart goes out to everyone suffering in Australia, all the animals that we’ve lost.” (Golden Globes acceptance speech) KHLOE KARDASHIAN “Our thoughts and prayers go out to #Australia. We pray to my Almighty Lord to extinguish the horrific fires.” NICOLE KIDMAN “Our family is safe, but obviously many families have been put under enormous stress and duress right now. And we’re so deeply upset and worried.” – AAP

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The end of mess If you ever feel stressed by your stuff, and are always misplacing things at home, chances are you are due for a declutter. We investigate how. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

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that when she started her business four years ago, she had no idea how much of an impact she would have simply by helping people to remove stuff they no longer need around their home. “The idea came when I was running a bookkeeping business that led to me offering to organise people’s office setups, clean up their books for them and place more order around them,” she says. “I kept getting comments like, ‘I wish you could do that with my wardrobe’. I love doing that sort of stuff, so it grew from there. “When I first started going into client’s IMAGE: COOLUM FINE IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

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have never had a problem with clutter per se, it’s just how I’ve always lived. My desk is always covered in diaries, books, notebooks and other items, but I take comfort in knowing I can always find what I need. Call it organised mess. In fact, someone once said a true sign of a genius is a cluttered workspace – it was enablement 101 and music to my ears. But I had no idea how much of an impact living in a cluttered home can have on your health. Neuroscientists at Princeton University conducted a study in 2011 that found being surrounded by physical clutter competes for your attention, resulting in decreased performance and increased stress. A few years later, this was backed up by researchers at UCLA who found the stress hormones of mothers spiked during the time they spent dealing with cleaning and picking up household stuff. No wonder that stray piece of LEGO that lodges in the bottom of your foot makes even the most placid parent blow their top. While this was all news to me (and a reminder that I could throw away those old notes from my 2015 interviews) it is something Tash Longden Brown sees the effects of every day. Mrs Longden Brown is a declutter and organising consultant, whose business Passionate Living is dedicated to helping mothers reclaim their sanity by transforming their homes from chaos to calm. The Palmwoods mother of five admits

that crap is still everywhere in your house and you are back in the cycle of stress again. I’m all for declutter therapy.” While some may think maintaining a tidy home eats into precious time, the reality is having a messy home is much more timeconsuming. It takes longer to clean when you get motivated, it takes longer for you to find what you need and this leads to stress and a sense of overwhelm when we are already so busy with other aspects of life. “People want time now more than they want money,” Mrs Longden Brown says.

“When you have a cluttered home, it takes longer to clean and to find things, which compounds your stress and overwhelm. In this state of anxiety, we lose ourselves” Tash Longden Brown, decluttering consultant

houses, some of them would be shaking with nervousness when I arrived; they were having a physical reaction to it all. But once we decluttered and their place was transformed, they had a lightness about them and their whole demeanour was uplifted. It’s like all this stress and pressure has been taken away. “I’m all for self-care and getting massages and getting the nails done, but if you are doing it to de-stress and then come home,

“When you have a cluttered home, it takes longer to clean and to find things, which compounds your stress and overwhelm. In this state of anxiety, we lose ourselves and our family values in the process. “Simply being strong and decluttering, then maintaining it, will give time and energy back to families.” International bestselling author and Netflix presenter Marie Kondo stormed onto

the scene with her strong message of keeping only things in your home that spark joy, a key component of her teachings on how to decide what stays and what goes when focusing on tidying up. Mrs Longden Brown says she has developed a more numerical process for those more analytical minds. She calls it the SOL value – Strength of Love. This is a rating between zero and 10 you can place it on everything in your home. The value takes into consideration how happy the item makes you and how practical and functional it is in your everyday life. “Everything in your home should be rated an eight or higher. If you think that everything radiates energy, you want that energy to be full of love in your home,” Mrs Longden Brown says. “The favourite top you always wear would be a nine out of 10. That coffee mug that you select from the cabinet full of mugs and use every day would be a 10 out of 10.” Not only is going through the process of decluttering about creating space for you and the family, but Mrs Longden Brown says it is a great way to become a more conscious shopper. “I encourage people to not ever look at the price tag when they go shopping. For most people, the money value is the be-all and end-all. If it’s on sale, it’s good value for money, so people buy it. But when you go shopping with the SOL value in mind, you will approach it very differently,” she says. Mrs Longden Brown says she has made some of her workshop participants nervous myweeklypreview.com.au

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Start with smaller jobs, even a single cupboard. Once you clear out the cupboard, clean it and replace the ‘keep’ items. You will instantly feel like you have accomplished something. Decluttering is emotional, so try not to do it for more than three hours at a time. Declutter for today. Don’t save the jeans you looked awesome in when you were 21. Wear beautiful jeans that suit your body now. If you are unsure whether to keep some items, put them into a box marked ‘donations’ in the garage. If you don’t go back into the box to use them or get them out within three months, take the whole lot to the op shop. Only donate good-quality items. Source: Tash Longden Brown, Passionate Living

when she serves them tea and coffee in her antique Royal Doulton and Royal Albert tea sets, handed down from her grandmother and mother. But she is unapologetic about using the things she loves in her home, ensuring they are functional, not simply sitting there collecting dust. “Wear your best clothes every day and feel amazing. Wear your best makeup every day, use the beautiful things in your home and be the best version of you every day,” she says. “Because you are feeling good within yourself, the anxiety and overwhelm disappears. “When you begin purposeful shopping, it’s important to remember that you don’t need two of everything. So every time you come back from shopping with a new dress, a new top, or a kitchen gadget, you have to

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Marie Kondo is the author of the international bestseller The LifeChanging Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, which is based on her systematic decluttering process of discarding everything that does not “spark joy” or provide a service.

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pick one to go. It’s all about maintaining this new environment you have created and not allowing your stuff to build up to stressful levels once more.” When it comes to decluttering with children, Mrs Longden Brown knows it’s not as simple as sitting them in their room and asking them what they want to keep and what they want to give. It’s about instilling the SOL value in them as opportunities arise. “Children under the age of 10 often don’t have a concept of the value of things. An example I used with my girls is that they wanted a PlayStation 2, which at the time cost around $300. They really wanted it, so I asked them to work together to give me seven shopping bags of stuff from their bedrooms to exchange for the console. “It was an easy task for them because their SOL value of the PlayStation was so high. They have the mentality that they are getting something bigger and better, so therefore they are more prepared to part with some of the things that don’t excite them as much anymore. “When they get to teenage years, they know the value of their items and often have jobs of their own, so you can start to negotiate on decluttering some of their old items and contributing financially towards buying it as well.” People often underestimate the time it takes to declutter a home and Mrs Longden Brown says you should avoid thinking you can declutter your home in a single day. “I have done hundreds of homes across the Sunshine Coast and almost everyone can’t go past three-hour blocks because it’s so emotionally draining,” she says. “Start small and pick a single thing to focus on. Some people love to clear their clothes first, I like my kitchen being done because it is the heart of the home. Even then, start with a single drawer or the Tupperware cupboard and give yourself plenty of time to complete the task. “Don’t be hard on yourself for the mess that you find, we all do it, just know that once you get rid of all of the crap, you will be able to see your beautiful furniture and be able to admire the beautiful things you already have in your home that make you happy.”

Most of us were showered with Christmas gifts, some of them potentially unwanted. Marie Kondo shares her tips for what to do with those gifts that don’t “spark joy”. The scarf you got from your office Secret Santa that’s currently stuffed in your wardrobe. The throw pillow your aunt gave you a year ago that doesn’t match your home decor. The citythemed mug your neighbour brought home from his travels that still sits in its box. What do all these items have in common? They are all gifts that someone used precious time to pick out and purchase for you. They are expressions of love and kindness, but they don’t suit your taste. You don’t want to donate them just yet, but you also shouldn’t shove these gifts into a cupboard. Surely the people who gave them to you don’t want you to stow away the gifts without using them. So what should you do? Here are three simple rules for making the most of gifts you receive: Rule 1: Open them immediately. Rule 2: Remove the packaging. Rule 3: Start using them now.

Try out every gift at least one time – even those that don’t immediately spark joy. The ability to feel what truly excites you is only gained through experience. Be adventurous and welcome things that are different. The more experience you gain, the more you’ll refine and heighten your sensitivity to joy.

“The true purpose of a present is to be received” However, you don’t have to keep using the gift forever. If you try using the item and decide that it still doesn’t suit you, thank it for the joy it brought when you first received it – and bid it farewell. The true purpose of a present is to be received, because gifts are a means for conveying someone’s feelings for you. When viewed from this perspective, there is no need to feel guilty about parting with a gift that doesn’t spark joy. Source: This story was first published by KonMari Media, Inc

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ICONIC BIG COW FINDS A NEW HOME IN THE DARLING DOWNS The Big Cow, which has been an iconic fixture for locals and tourists alike at Kulangoor was recently on the move to its new home. Back in the 1970s, it was purpose-built for The Country World, a working farm on Ayrshire Road, as an attraction and to welcome visitors. The giant cow that was deemed to be ‘cyclone proof’ was sculpted by artist, Hugh Anderson, the man who produced the well-known Big Bulls in Rockhampton. Last week, volunteers safely relocated The Big Cow in two parts. The famous fixture is now being showed much love and care, being restored in Highfields in the Toowoomba region, by the Highfields Pioneer Village. Businessman Clive Berghofer funded the startup costs, but more money is needed to assist with the restoration process. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for the remaining restoration costs.

BUDERIM 9 CYCLING EVENT RAISES CLOSE TO $40K The Buderim 9 Challenge was held on December 22 and saw hundreds of bike riders participate in a cycling challenge throughout the region for a good cause. Presented by the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club, Argon Law and the Cerebral Palsy League, an Argon Law spokesperson says it’s an exciting (and challenging) annual 76-kilometre community cycling event covering nine hills around Buderim. It lasts for three hours and is held on the last Sunday before Christmas. “We had a very successful Buderim9 Challenge Ride this year with close to 300 riders taking to the hills. Close to $40,000 in total was raised. This year we also had an Inclusive Disability Kids Ride at the Buderim Wanderers Football Club, which was a great success and the kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”

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A BREATH OF FRESH AIR FOR CANBERRA FOOTY STARS Joining forces to make a difference, on Tuesday January 21, Motiv8Sports Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Falcons will host the Bushfire Relief Fundraiser, a local sports event for school-aged kids, at the Kawana Sports Precinct. Motiv8sports’ managing director Wallace Williams says the event will provide a fun morning of sports-based entertainment and clinics during the last week of school holidays. “Kids will enjoy a morning of our signature mash-up sporting activities, slip ‘n’ slides and taking part in some footy clinics, with the Falcons team. It’s great, because kids will have the opportunity to feel that they are contributing and doing their bit for the bushfire crisis too.” SC Falcons CEO and former State of Origin player, Chris Flannery adds: “The event gives participating youngsters the opportunity to feel like they are making a difference.” Australian charities including Red Cross, the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES), as well as the Victorian Country Fire Association, are the charities that will be supported by funds raised on the day.

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With air quality in the nation’s capital being considered hazardous, Canberra NRL stars have moved to the Coast for training. Raiders’ coach Ricky Stuart says, “The club was extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue preparations for the 2020 NRL season on the Sunshine Coast. It was very late notice last Sunday when we started to plan being up here because of the air quality in Canberra, and just having the connections and friends here on the Sunshine Coast made it so much easier. We really appreciate the generosity and also the hospitality that we’re receiving.” Meet the team from 10am to 12pm on Friday, January 17 at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Community spirit is in full swing, with sporting teams starting up their own fundraisers for the bushfire crisis. The Sunshine Coast Lightning is hosting a community barbecue fundraiser next month, with location details set to be announced via the Sunshine Coast Lightning website and social media. The event will be held with its affiliated USC Thunder side and Melbourne Storm’s feeder rugby league team, Sunshine Coast Falcons. The Lightning along with its majority owner, Melbourne Storm, have started a Go Fund Me campaign with a target of $150,000. To donate, visit gofundme.com and search for Melbourne Storm Bushfire Appeal.

CALOUNDRA RSL JOINS THE BUSHFIRE APPEAL The Caloundra RSL is hosting a bushfire appeal event on Friday January 17 from 7.30pm featuring Coast favourites, Two Fires band. Two Fires is Australia’s ultimate Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel show, which has been touring nationally and selling out venues across Australia. Fronted by Joe Differ, Two Fires brings a high energy show to the Caloundra RSL for its Bushfire Relief Fundraiser. Tickets are $25 and available via the Caloundra RSL website.

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On the move A Bamboo Projects fundraising initiative aims to raise $1 million so the local charity can help even more people with mental health issues.

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Caloundra father of two is putting his body on the line in a fundraising drive to allow more people to access outdoor activities to assist with or prevent mental illness. Bamboo Projects founder Chris Paterson set out five months ago with a mission to run, ride or kayak 16,000 kilometres – the distance around Australia – to raise $1 million to continue the charity’s initiatives. At the time of speaking with My Weekly Preview, he had made it past the 4500-kilometre mark. The Sunshine Coast-based charity has an all-abilities boat that has been used to take

people out for a day of adventure on the water in Mooloolaba. Mr Paterson says all money raised through the Keep Moving Forward fundraising drive will go towards covering the costs of keeping the boat on the water, as well as beginning to expand to other regions. The goal is to raise $1 million to build an education centre for people transitioning from living on the streets to learning trades and strengthening their mental health in order to turn their lives around. “There are a lot of homeless people with similar stories; they’ve had a marriage or family break-up and no family support. The

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Mr Paterson’s wife Kristy and their 10- and 12-year-old sons are on the road with him. Ms Paterson home schools the boys and organises community events to raise awareness of the importance of exercise and nutrition and raise funds whenever they reach a new community. “You’ve got to be your own hero, get up, go for a walk, cut out lots of sugar, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, these are all things that fuel the problem,” Mr Paterson says. “Everyone wants to cure depression with a tablet, but it won’t make your job satisfaction better, your marriage better. I don’t think we need more homeless shelters, I believe we need education centres, job security, support and mateship to beat mental illness.” Mr Paterson is no stranger to taking on physical feats. He has kayaked around Bribie Island non-stop and run around Moreton Island in the name of raising awareness. “When I see kids come out on the boat that have travelled for two-and-a-half hours just to have the experience while they are hooked up to tubes into their stomach to eat, this pain I experience temporarily is nothing if it means they can continue to have these experiences,” he says. A $20 donation will cover the cost of fuel for a day and $100 will purchase a life jacket that is suitable for passengers with sensory sensitivity. Visit the Bamboo Projects Facebook Page to find out how to make a tax-deductible donation.

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lton John and Chris Hemsworth are among the celebrities donating big bucks for relief efforts as wildfires engulf parts of Australia. Hemsworth, the Australian actor who plays Thor in the Marvel movie franchise, took to social media to share that he will donate $1 million and asked his millions of followers to show support as well. He said that “every penny counts”. So far, the wildfires have scorched an area twice the size of the US state of Maryland. The blazes have killed 27 people at the time of publication and destroyed 2000 homes. The fires, fuelled by drought and the country’s hottest and driest year on record, have been raging since September, months earlier than is typical for Australia’s annual wildfire season. Mr John announced during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road concert in Sydney, Australia, that he will also donate $1 million. The singer said he wanted to bring

attention to the devastation that wildfires have caused, saying it has reached a “biblical scale”. Mr Hemsworth and Mr John join a growing list of celebrities who have pledged to donate toward relief efforts, including Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rebel Wilson, Russell Crowe, Kylie Minogue and heavy metal band Metallica. “I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires,” Pink wrote in a recent social media post. “I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines.” Metallica announced a donation of $750,000 to Victorian firefighting agencies. Australian actress Rose Byrne spoke about the crisis and the relief efforts at the New York premiere of her movie Like a Boss. “Really what people need is just donations because it’s all volunteer based, the

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Australian comedian Celeste Barber has been applauded for her Facebook fundraiser, which has raised more than $50 million at the time of publication. Her campaign is the largest ever hosted on the social media platform. Raising money for The Trustee of New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Brigades, it’s not millionaires donating to her fundraiser, but more than a million everyday people chipping in small amounts of money. Her star power has seen the likes of Kris Jenner and Katie Couric sharing her Instagram posts to help add support. Last week, Ms Barber posted an Instagram story questioning how more than $1 billion was raised within days of the Notre Dame fire in Paris, asking why more billionaires do not appear to have donated to the Australian bushfire appeal. Ms Barber,

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Mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola have donated $70 million to the bushfire recovery effort. Mr Forrest says $10 million will go towards assembling a “volunteer army” of more than 1200 people to help rebuild devastated communities. He says volunteers will be dispatched to authorities and communities who request their help. Their travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the couple’s Minderoo Foundation. Another $10 million will be spent in communities in collaboration with charities such as the Australian Red Cross and Salvation Army. The remaining $50 million will go towards developing a national blueprint for fire resilience. The federal government has committed at least $2 billion towards the bushfire recovery and established a new national agency to coordinate efforts on the ground.

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firefighters and all the rural services and the wildlife services trying to rescue the animals,” she said. “It’s devastating. It’s such a beautiful country. There’s always drought but this is the hottest year on record and they need rain but a lot of rain, not just a little bit which is what’s happening now. They need like a downpour, downpour and it’s just getting hotter and it’s getting more and more out of control. It’s a climate crisis is what it is.” At the Golden Globes on Sunday, Phoebe Waller-Bridge said she would auction off her Globe outfit and have the proceeds go to firefighter relief. Russell Crowe wasn’t at the Globes to accept his trophy for best actor in a limited series or TV movie for playing former Fox CEO Roger Ailes in the Showtime miniseries The Loudest Voice. Instead, the actor was in Australia trying to protect his home from the wildfires, sending a speech that Jennifer Aniston read. “Make no mistake, the tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate changebased,” Crowe’s statement said. “We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place it is. That way, we all have a future.”

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DID YOU KNOW Rates notices will soon be sent out and if you pay by February 21 you’ll receive an on-time payment discount. You’ll find payment options on your rates notice. If you’d like to ditch your paper rates notice, register for MyCouncil where you can pay your rates notices anywhere, anytime so you never miss the on-time discount. MyCouncil also allows you to check your property, animal and business details online. It’s free to register for MyCouncil so visit council’s website for details.

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HOME-GROWN GOODNESS Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Why not make your 2020 resolution to buy local products. Council has made it easy for you to keep it. Many of your favourite local products can now be found in one location – the Flavours of the Sunshine Coast co-op store at The Wharf, Mooloolaba. The store stocks gifts, food, hampers to take down to the beach, local art and a great cafe. Open 11am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday. Drop in and show your support for local producers.

In the lead-up to the opening of the new runway on May 21, 2020, more than 400,000 tonnes — almost eight times the weight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge — of fine, crushed rock and 64,000 tonnes of asphalt will be placed on top of a compacted sand embankment.

Disastrous bushfires have burnt through millions of hectares across the country this season, destroying at least 1700 homes and claiming more than 20 lives. Sunshine Coast residents are all too familiar with the devastation natural disasters can bring. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the many residents across multiple states who are reeling from the impacts of bushfires. In response to our nation’s crisis, your council has provided support to the devastated communities to help them recover. Our generous community is also asking how they can best donate to people affected by the fires and to frontline emergency services. Visit www.sunshine coast.qld.gov.au for information on how you can support bushfire relief. In Queensland, the Scenic Rim, Darling Downs, Central Queensland and our own communities are among those reeling from the impacts of fire as well our neighbouring Noosa Shire. If you are not in a position to make a cash donation, you may be able to assist a local charity with their fundraising campaigns. Let’s show the communities across Queensland and our southern counterparts that we care and provide support any way you can.

A new runway and better facilities will mean greater opportunities for travel, work, tourism and exporting businesses in our region.

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The spice of life The Ginger Factory’s annual festival celebrates food, fun and the Sunshine Coast’s favourite plant. WORDS: Rachael Tickner.

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Coast-based chef Matt Golinski, Makepeace Island head chef Lisa Mahar, and Kelly Lord of Spirit House will be on hand to share their talents and their mutual love of local ginger. Gardening experts will also share their green-thumb tips. “Food-lovers and gardeners alike will be in for a treat, with so much to see and do,” says The Ginger Factory’s tourism manager,

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LOCAL NEWS Brenda Bailey. “There will be activities on offer for all ages, from the tiny tots, through to the adults, with guests treated to a day out of adventure and education. “Guest will see a beautiful art display made from recycled materials by creator Sophy Blake, called To Bee or Not to Bee. The Ginger Factory’s resident artist, Sharon Wood, will also be creating a live art installation, drawing inspiration from the lush green sub-tropical gardens and vibrant flowers. “Patrons will be able to enjoy the ginger tours throughout the festival, seeing firsthand just how incredible our team of ginger experts are, and how the manufacturing process is handled with love and care. “Many people who visit don’t realise that we are the biggest operating factory of confectionery in the world. There’ll also be our Moreton Steam Train Ride, Overboard Boat fun and family favourite, Ginger Town, open for a spot of shopping,” Ms Bailey adds. And, 2020 is set to be the biggest year yet for the festival committee – preparations for the event have been underway since mid-last year. “As the festival grows from strength each year, it’s the perfect opportunity to get amongst the local community, meet some of the local growers and relax and unwind at your own pace throughout the day,” Ms Bailey says. One of the festival favourites that Ms Bailey is most looking forward to is seeing the

seasonal ornamental ginger and heliconia plants on display, as well as 3000 other plants for sale for patrons to snap up and take home. “The smell of ginger truly is something very special,” she says. “People can have their very own piece of ginger to enjoy each and every day. “The festival’s final touches are now being put in place and patrons will have the opportunity to meet Aussie favourite, Dame Edna Average, as she lights up the days with her infectious charisma that we’ve all come to know and love.” Chocolate connoisseurs will also be able to taste test the amazing flavours of local chocolatier Kokopod, which is the factory’s resident chocolate shop. Kokopod’s founder Brigid Woolnough is also one of the panellists for the festival and will be talking all things chocolate. “We are very much looking forward to being a part of the festival this year and sharing some insights in to our secret recipes for making the most of Buderim ginger,” Ms Woolnough says. “Since opening last year, we’ve been welcomed with open arms by staff and locals. Kokopod is a local homegrown brand… We hope that festival-goers will love trying our delicious chocolate range.” This year’s festival is on from January 17 to 19. Plenty of parking will be available. To find out more, visit gingerfactory.com.au.

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Sami Muirhead was contemplating all things Royal Family as she continued her family road trip, stopping at some iconic beaches.

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he Meghan and Harry bombshell left me shocked, as I am a royalist. I may have mentioned 2947 times in this wee column that I was lucky enough for work to send me to London to cover the royal wedding at Windsor Castle. Camping out for 36 hours to see them trot by in that royal open carriage was worth every single second. And now they are supposedly bound for British Columbia to live. How could you leave that tiara collection? I lived in Vancouver for a few years and have some memories of my own. Firstly, everyone – and I mean pretty much everyone – smokes marijuana in Vancouver. I was unaware of this prolific pot passion, but dated a guy called Mark who was one of the best boyfriends I ever had – until he got arrested. Turns out Mark was a drug dealer. He took me to all the fancy restaurants and never let me pay for anything. I did think it was strange Mark never invited me to his house. The romance was short-lived. Then came Geoff. The buff ice hockey player who seemed perfect. But Geoff had his own deep secrets: he was obsessed with Spiderman. Geoff did let me see his house and when I saw his Spiderman doona cover, lamp shade, boxer shorts, tattoo and posters on every single wall, I quickly got out of that sticky web. I had a third Canadian fellow, Thomas. Now this one followed me back to Australia and we told him the sharks do not eat you if

you only swim between the flags. He believed us. Einstein he was not. That relationship also failed. But the Canadian people are so friendly and the country is so beautiful I know Harry and Megs will have a great time. I do understand Harry must hate the media after losing his mum, but I am not so sure you can just leave the royal family. It is called The Firm for a reason. All these thoughts were running through my head this week as we drove down from Airlie Beach to the Sunshine Coast on our family road trip. We saw a baby shark at Whitehaven Beach and I grabbed my youngest child first, who was closest to me, before swooping up my other kids in the turquoise sea. You cannot imagine the family jokes about the youngest kid being my favourite, since I saved him first. As we swam, we wore stinger suits while the young beautiful influencers took belfies (butt selfies in g-strings) and pouted at their phones. We made our way back to Yeppoon, where I refused to let the kids swim after the two shark attacks in recent weeks. The coastline changed again. We drove to Agnes Water where there were still signs for stingers and crocodiles on the main beach. We saw turtles at Mon Repos which was ‘totally epic’, to quote my eight-year-old. Our coastline is something else isn’t it? How it changes so much and keeps on going at the same time. A bit like life really – and the royal family.

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hen the fires began to break out across the country last year at the start of the traditional fire season, we had no idea what was about to take place. Australians have been collectively holding their breath in shock as scenes unlike anything we could have ever imagined are now unfolding on a daily basis – homes destroyed, lives lost and communities changed forever. What got my ire going in the early days of this national disaster was how so many of us were quick to point the finger; the Prime Minister, environmental policies, firefighters and backburning routines. Even Mother Earth copped a verbal flogging for punishing us for not believing in climate change. Heck, there was all kinds of fingerwagging going on and arms being flailed up in the air with great passion, but none of it was serving a purpose. It wasn’t supporting the firefighters, the wildlife rescuers and the community services at the coalface doing their utmost to help the people being displaced. It wasn’t bringing people together at a time where solidarity and unity is most important. It certainly wasn’t putting an end to the devastating fires that continue to burn. But then, something beautiful happened. There was an energetic shift and now the country has well and truly started to take positive action. Sunshine Coast residents are loading up convoys of vehicles

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IN THE KNOW The Queensland Air Museum has been a fixture on the Coast since 1973, and the museum is a must-visit over the school holidays for flying enthusiasts and little ones alike. Entry costs $40 for a family of five, including two adults and three children under the age of 16. The tourist attraction is sure to delight all members of the family, from young to old. Located in Caloundra, the museum showcases some of the most respected planes in our country’s history. The museum is the country’s largest, and boasts displays of more than 80 restored aircrafts, including an F-111 C A8-129. Plus, you can mingle with the volunteers and learn from their knowledge in the industry. New members and volunteers are always encouraged to join. The museum is open to the public every day (except Christmas Day), from 10am to 4pm. Visit qam.com.au.

FAMILY FRIENDLY If you are looking for a fresh and fun way to enjoy story time with the kids, the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens is the place to be these holidays. Sunshine Coast Libraries and Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden have joined forces to promote the annual First 5 Forever early literacy initiative with Story Walk. The experience encourages kids to read while immersing themselves in nature. Held until January 28, the pages of Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House will be scattered along the botanical pathway, for children and families to follow and read along the way.

OUT AND ABOUT Enjoy a game of bowls with your mates at Club Kawana. Your kick-off to the weekend can now be as relaxed as ever, as the venue’s ‘Beers and Bowls’ afternoon is continuing to be a hit over the summer holidays. If you want to get really serious about the game, you can also enquire about lessons from the lawn bowl pros themselves. So be sure to grab four mates and book ahead to reserve your spot. Your ticket price of $10 per person also includes a drink. Visit clubkawana.com.au for more.

FOODIE FIND SHOUT OUT Caloundra mum and author Deirdre Sparboski is sharing her story through her fictional book, which has been adapted from her experience as a single mum. “My book is helping other mums with their own experience,” she says. “I truly hope they find the book a light-hearted read, but that it also resonates well with them and assists with navigating through some of the challenging aspects of being a single mum.” Life as a Single Mom retails for $19.99 and is available from The BookShop at Caloundra.

Hello Harry – The Burger Joint has relocated from its original Ocean Street location to the newly refurbished Sunshine Plaza entertainment precinct. Hello Harry first opened its doors in April 2014 and fast became a popular choice for locals and tourists in the area. Close to six years later, Hello Harry can now be found at some of the state’s trendiest dining spots and interstate. Hello Harry uses finely crafted cooking techniques to create distinctively different burgers. To check out the menu, visit helloharry.com.au, or head in to the new Plaza location.

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DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF THE EUMUNDI MARKETS For the past four decades, The Original Eumundi Markets has been attracting visitors from all around the world. Many tourists and locals says the markets are among the best they have ever experienced. Established in 1979, the markets have welcomed an abundance of visitors over the years, all of them taking home special Eumundi memories and keepsakes that remind them of their trip. The Original Eumundi Markets are recognised as one of the biggest and best artisan markets in Australia. Set among heritage-listed fig trees, with tasty street food, live musicians and performers, along with the country charm of the town, visitors are drawn to return year after year. Market-goers are treated to an array of handcrafted homewares and fashion, some of which is sustainable and/or upcycled, beautiful jewellery, fresh local produce and gourmet delights from all corners of the globe. Gerry Roberts from Pumpkin Jetty Australia, who has been a stallholder for the past 24 years, knows just how much the

markets have evolved over the years. Her tiny tents for children can be found in homes in every corner of the globe. “The markets have been a great starting point for my business, and I love how being a part of the markets allows me to mingle with people from all walks of life and all different countries and cultures,” she says. “I’ve found that people are really focused on having unique things, not mass-produced products. I love how supportive the market environment is. I’m looking forward to continuing to be a part of the markets that are recognised around the world and that continue to grow year upon year. “Visitors of the markets can explore at their own pace, enjoy the local produce, and meet the stallholders who personally make the products they sell. With so much to see and do, memories are made for everyone who attends.” If you are looking for a fun day out, head to the markets on a Wednesday or Saturday and discover it for yourself. Visit eumundimarkets.com.au for more information about what’s on offer.

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FRESH NEW FLAVOURS The new summer menu by executive chef Gareth Collins awaits you for lunch and dinner in the bistro and it features delicious dishes like this perfectly textured risotto with wild mushrooms, soft Taleggio cheese and rocket. Dessert connoisseurs will love the new strawberry knickerbocker glory or sticky date pudding with honeycomb ice-cream, toffee and hokey pokey sauce. Maroochy RSL Bistro, Maroochydore, 5443 2211, maroochyrsl.com.au.

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Sundown Fridays 2.0, Alex Surf Club, 4pm Lucky 13, Beerwah Hotel, 5.30pm Brad Rogers, Malt Shovel Taphouse, 5.30pm Brad Sorensen, Cooroy RSL, 6pm Craig Taylor, Club Kawana, 6.30pm Zac Gunthrope, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 6.30pm Manoa, Solbar, 7pm Whiskey Highway, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Mantis Empire, Solbar, 8pm BB & The Kings, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm

S SEAFOOD WITH A WATERFRONT VIEW Don’t miss seafood Sundays! Purchase a Do seafood tower and bottle of wine for $60. seaf Limited towers each week so get in early. Limite Waterfront Hotel, Diddillibah Wa 5458 2777, waterfronthotel.com.au.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Isabel Wood, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Paul Vercoe, Malt Shovel Taphouse, 5.30pm Rock N Roll Boys, Club Kawana, 6.30pm

PERFECT AT ANY TIME Driftwood is the perfe perfect place for the family, friends or just for two. It’s open for lunch, dinner and breakfast. There is live music Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons and the pool bar is open every weekend for cocktails, wine and icy-cold beers. Driftwood Restaurant, Diddillibah, 5458 2200, rivershore.com.au.

Shannon Carrol, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 6.30pm Akova, Solbar, 7pm Head over Wheels DJ, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Soul Men, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm Wild So Well, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 Will Brighton, Malt Shovel Taphouse, 1pm Maddi Clarke, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 2pm Slowhand – Eric Clapton Experience,

NEW SEAFOOD MENU Enjoy spectacular coastal views while you indulge in new additions to the menu including buffalo-rubbed bugs, prosciutto-wrapped scallops or a bucket of fresh prawns, an entree seafood plate or the speciality, a decadent seafood platter for two. Buderim Tavern, 5453 3777, buderimtavern.com.au.

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STRAIGHT OFF THE BOAT Thanks to the warm weather, it’s the perfect time for seafood. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner or entertaining friends, pop in for the freshest seafood in Mooloolaba. Enjoy prawns, oysters, crabs and a variety of fresh fish straight off the trawlers. Dine in or take away. Fisheries on the Spit is fully licensed. Fisheries On The Spit, Mooloolaba, 5444 1165, fisheriesonthespit.com.au.

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SEAFOOD WITH A VIEW Enjoy the sunshine and beautiful canal views at Bridge Seafood. It offers the freshest seafood, as well as all your cooked favourites. Sit back and relax with a glass of wine or beer from the licensed bar. Bridge Seafood, Mooloolaba, 5406 0468, bridgeseafood.com.au.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 Shimmy Disco, Alex Surf Club, 4pm Greg McInnes, Malt Shovel Taphouse, 5.30pm Johnny Spitz, Club Kawana, 6.30pm Shannon Carroll, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 6.30pm Tane Tokorangi, Solbar, 7pm Sharon Brooks duo, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Sametime, Solbar, 8pm Living in the 70s, Tewantin Noosa RSL, 8pm Too The Skies, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm GANGgajang, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm

SURF ‘N’ TURF WITH BUG G Feel like a mouthwatering surf ‘n’ turf this summer? Try Club Kawana’s summer dinner special, available every night in January. An eye fillet steak served with half-bug and creamy garlic prawns is $25.90 for members, $27.90 for non-members. Club Kawana, Wurtulla, 5493 1233, clubkawana.com.au.

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How to help? There are glasses, contact lenses and even virtual reality. The team at Optikus use VIVID, a virtual reality program, to improve vision all while playing fun games. Whether you have noticed any issues or not, it is always a good idea to have your children’s vision checked before school so they can begin their learning confidently.

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THE PRE-SCHOOL CHECKLIST – HAVE YOU CHECKED OFF AN EYE TEST? Getting ready for school is full of excitement; new books, new uniforms, and many new things to learn. But what if you couldn’t see any of these new and exciting things? It’s estimated that 70 per cent of classroom learning is vision based and that one in five children have an undetected vision problem – that’s huge. Furthermore, kids don’t always communicate if they are having trouble seeing, especially if that’s how it’s always been for them. This is why an eye test before school is so important, to make sure every child is seeing clearly and comfortably before they

start school, and to prevent anyone from falling behind or developing a learning difficulty because of their vision. What do we look for? Holding a book/ device very close, eyes turning in or out, closing one eye, eye rubbing, squinting, redness, complaints of blur, tired eyes and/or headaches. We look at visual clarity, coordination, and health. Early detection is very important, without it, visual development may happen inappropriately, leading to possible permanent reduction in vision and increased progression rates of certain conditions such as short-sightedness.

SHOUT OUT – HOLIDAY FUN! Gather the family and head along to Maroochydore’s Big Top Shopping centre to enjoy free back to school craft activities. The fun is on from Monday, January 20 through to Friday, January 24 from 10am until 1pm daily. Let your kid’s creativity shine as they colour and create their very own book bag or pencil case. You’ll find the workshop outside of the Discounts Galore store.

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IN FOCUS: EUDLO STATE SCHOOL There is no denying that the Sunshine Coast is home to dozens of quality schools. For those, looking for a positive atmosphere that will encourage a child’s intelligence and emotional growth, Eudlo State School is worth considering. Situated in the hinterland, 20 kilometres from Nambour, the school is close to the suburbs of Woombye, Chevellum, Glenview, Palmview, Tanawha and Forest Glen, eight minutes from Palmwoods and only six minutes from Mooloolah. Multi-age philosophy and practices and the small, caring environment attract families from all parts of the Sunshine Coast. A distinctive aspect of the school is that students enjoy and appreciate the environment and creative arts. Eudlo has about 65 students with a permanent staff of five teachers and four

teacher aids. Eudlo school students work in an inclusive climate, where the cooperative and multi-age grouped classrooms continually facilitate an individualised, child centred approach. Age appropriate and experiential based pedagogy is embedded. The students and staff relish making learning an enjoyable experience for all and dedicate themselves to the development of the whole child. The class groupings allow for more flexibility than is possible in schools with straight grades and this approach to delivering the Australian curriculum is responsive to the needs of each individual student, it is transdisciplinary and is intellectually rigorous. It prepares the youth to be active Australian citizens with a deposition to life-long learning.

With so many different devices on the market it can be hard to navigate your way through the world of technology and differentiate exactly what your child requires for their schooling. This weekend, families are invited to participate in the Back to School Student Devices Expo, which is being run by Harvey Norman and Joyce Mayne at the Maroochydore Homemaker Centre. The stores’ expert teams will guide parents and students through their device purchase, with hourly workshops in store. There will also be information about how to best manage your online safety. The expo is on January 18 and 19 at the Maroochydore Homemaker Centre on Maroochy Boulevard.

What is the BYOx program? According to the Queensland Government’s Department of Education website, Bring Your Own ‘x’ (BYOx) means exactly that: students bring their own digital devices to school, for the purposes of learning. BYOx (also known as BYOD) is one way schools enable a 1-to-1 device approach as part of their contemporary learning environment. However instead of using school-owned ICT, students may use their own.

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to implementing a 1-to-1 approach. Schools may implement a program for all students, or particular year levels. Similarly, schools may procure and allocate particular devices for students or offer guidance to help families choose what to provide.

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This week’s new moon encourages you to share the spotlight with someone else, whether it’s a lover, business partner, child or friend. Some love-crazy lions will launch a new romantic relationship (or rejuvenate an old one).

Virgos love to be in tip-top condition. With the new moon in your wellbeing zone, it’s the best week of the year to swap fast food for home-cooked meals, cream buns for carrot juice and TV marathons for power walks or gym sessions.

Quit sitting on the sidelines and being a laidback wallflower, Libra! This week, the planets power up your social side and your entertainment zone, so shake your tail feather, party like a pro and spend quality time with friends who make your heart sing.

Home sweet home is the place to be as the new moon and Mercury light up your domestic zone. Life is busy as family members come and go, plus expect stimulating conversations and contrasting points of views.

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Courtesy of Mars, you’re keen to communicate, activate and innovate, and others are finally sitting up and taking notice of what you’ve got to say. But with Uranus squaring Mercury, take care in the way you communicate, especially on Thursday.

With this week’s new moon stimulating your cash zone, it’s time to take stock of your financial situation and initiate some smart new strategies. And don’t forget to do an inventory of your inner wealth as well, which includes your core values.

Jupiter encourages good fortune, Mars amplifies motivation, Mercury boosts curiosity and Uranus revs up restlessness. However, just because you’ve got a brilliant idea (and talked about it endlessly) doesn’t mean you’ve actually achieved anything.

Do you have a cherished dream that is taking forever to come true? With Mars charging through your professional zone, there are no excuses for procrastinating. You’ll find the more proactive you are in 2020, the more your career will blossom.

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FACE UP TO THE SOCIAL MEDIA REVOLUTION Love it or hate it, Facebook is the new meeting place with online clubs, discussion forums and opportunities to find friends. WORDS: Julie Lake.

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here is a video doing the rounds on Facebook in which an entitled millennial girl is being interviewed for a job. To show her competence with technology, she lists her favourite social media sites but bursts into incredulous laughter when asked if she uses Facebook. “That’s, like, for OLD PEOPLE,” she replies. “Like, my PARENTS!” Or even her grandparents. Because while younger socialites are turning to Snapchat, Tik Tok and Instagram, those over 55 have become the fastestgrowing Facebook user demographic, a phenomenon that was not envisaged when Facebook was launched in 2004, targeting tech-savvy teens and twenty-somethings. In fact, baby boomers, many of whom learned to engage with computers in early middle age, have embraced all social media with enthusiasm, but Facebook remains the firm favourite. Research shows this is due to three main factors: ease of use, the need for social engagement and – above all – nostalgia. Facebook remains the best platform through which to reconnect to the past, not only by having your own page and inviting friends and family to join it, but also by joining sub-groups such as your old school and your old home town. Judith Younghusband originally came from Aylesbury in England, and was thrilled when she discovered a Facebook site called Aylesbury Remembered. This was started by a man with an impressive photo archive of the town in

bygone days. Now other residents and former residents contribute pictures from their family albums. Ms Younghusband admits to being resistant to the very idea of Facebook until she ‘friended’ the Aylesbury Remembered site. “I’m a very private person,” she says. “And was afraid of giving away personal information or being hacked. Now I have my own page and enjoy communicating with my family and friends, many of whom live so far away I rarely see them.” Through the Aylesbury site, Ms Younghusband connected with a couple of primary school friends and made new friends. This year, for the first time in 40 years, she visited her birthplace especially to meet those friends face-to-face and, encouraged by her social media venture, she has now joined WhatsApp and LinkedIn. Her story is a common one for older Facebook users. The Kenya Friends Reunited Facebook page was started by a couple of people eight years ago; they still moderate the sub-group which has about 8000 members around the world, several hundred of them in Australia. It began purely as a nostalgia site friended by those who left Kenya after independence in 1963 and who wanted to enjoy sharing photos and memories of the country from which they felt exiled. “Back then it was just the ageing children of the old European memsaabs and bwanas,” says one of the Australian members. “But since then, many ex-Kenyans of Indian origin have also joined and it’s been interesting to

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< The author is in this photo of young ballet dancers. She had no pictures of her ballet days until two turned up on Facebook. “Imagine the thrill,” she says. “Now I can show them to my kids and grandkids and friends!”

see colonial Kenya through their eyes – and realise they loved it just as much as we did!” It is exactly this global nature of social media that lies at the heart of its success. People feel directly and intimately connected not only to each other but to the larger world of common interest in a way that has not been possible before. This is enhanced by associated communication platforms such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, which make it easy to exchange quick ‘notes’ in real time. IT manager and recreational musician Alan Hyde sums it up for most regular Facebook users when he says the main benefit to him has been keeping in touch with relatives in far-off countries and keeping up with favourite bands. Griffith University sociotechnical studies senior lecturer David Tuffley says social media participation has been shown to improve cognitive ability, mainly through stimulating dormant memory. He has heard of aged-care facilities getting people online and giving them basic computer skills, especially so they can join Facebook and keep up with their extended families. Dr Tuffley describes Facebook as a benign

platform that allows people to connect with the world because it is attuned to our understanding of human evolutionary psychology. “As a species we love to establish social relationships,” he says, and believes that social media enhances rather than suppresses that evolutionary hard-wiring to engage in deeply instinctual social behaviour. Social media and Facebook have their detractors. People fear invasion of their privacy, or being attacked by hackers. Others blame social media for fostering illiteracy or making us socially dysfunctional. “That’s what I used to think,” says Ms Younghusband. “But now I realise it’s often the socially dysfunctional who don’t engage with social media because they have no friends! I find it has actually extended my social interaction with others.” According to Social Media Statistics Australia, we are some of the most prolific social media users in the world with Facebook alone boasting 15 million monthly active users. Of these, about 2.8 million are over 55 and that figure is rising. This provides social media developers with plenty of creative – and lucrative – opportunities to enhance our lives in the future.

Dot Whittington Your Time editor

A DIFFERENT WORLD Exactly when did the world become so complicated and commonsense disappear? I allowed myself to become involved in my daughter’s quest for a loan to buy her first home and discovered there is a whole new world of finance out there that leaves me gasping. And, they tell me, much of the nonsense they sprout was in place before the Banking Royal Commission. The biggest problem, you see, is that my daughter doesn’t want to buy a brick house on a suburban block, but a converted shed on a 40-hectare rural block that, alas, also rules out any possibility of first home buyer’s assistance. Despite all the talk about encouraging people to move to the regions, the lending system is geared towards an average home in the suburbs. She was quite amused, when she was advised: “it’s high risk as larger acreages are very hard to sell”, to which she replied, “well that’s hardly surprising since nobody can get a loan to buy them”. And did you know that 80 per cent of financial institutions will not lend for a property of more than four hectares? Nor will they lend for a shed that doesn’t qualify as a habitable dwelling, despite an interior fit-out, power and water. Your lifestyle choices are no longer your own. When I bought my first home, a rundown shack on acreage at the beginning of the 1980s, nobody gave a hoot about my life. All

the lender wanted to know was that I could repay the loan. Yet a 58-year-old divorced friend was recently given a $250,000 home loan over 30 years even though she said she would likely expire long before the loan term. Go figure. I also suspect that very low interest rates aren’t a great incentive to lend. I’m sure banks and those CEOs who command a salary package in the millions would have been much more prepared to listen when they could charge interest rates of 10 per cent or, as some will remember, 16 per cent. Or perhaps I am just a simpleton firmly entrenched in last century, when you could pop down to your local branch, ask for a staff member by name, outline your hopes and your ability to pay, and be on your way. This time when I indignantly marched off to the bank our family has been using since our collective first pay packets, and told them to just go through our accounts and look at the figures, I was politely advised that they were a “low-risk” institution and savings records meant nothing. So much for loyalty. My offer to act as guarantor was also scorned. “It doesn’t really count for much these days,” the banker said when I pointed out there was little risk if my property was worth more than the loan. There is also the issue of income and it doesn’t pay to be self-employed or a casual, even if you have a solid income history. The banks seem to have missed the fact that the workforce has changed and increasing numbers of young people either work as casuals or change jobs every few years. “I’m a baby boomer. I can’t imagine being rejected for a loan,” I huffed to my daughter, who calmly replied, “welcome to my world”.

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INDUSTRY EXPERTS ADVISERS

Means-test forms simplified Filling out forms is a task many of us find onerous, and the government has just released new means-test forms. Here’s how they may affect you. Home care packages: client contributions to home care packages are only incometested. If you receive a means-tested payment from Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), you do not need to fill in any forms, as details are held on file. If you are a selffunded retiree or receive a non-means tested payment, you may need to submit the Home Care Package Calculation of your cost of care (SA456) form. Residential aged care: client contributions for residential aged care are means-tested based on a combination of assessable income and assets. If you receive means-tested payments from Centrelink or DVA but don’t own a home, you no longer need to fill in any forms to have your fees assessed, as details held on file. If you receive means-tested payment from Centrelink or DVA and do own a home, you now just need to submit a short Residential Aged Care Property details for Centrelink and DVA customers (SA485). If you or a loved one will be making the move into aged care soon, contact us today.

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BREASTSCREEN

ORTHOPAEDIC

Earlier is better

Life after surgery

Breast screening can detect changes in the breast tissue well before a woman or her doctor notices anything. Not surprisingly, surgery is often a lot simpler when cancer is found early because it is much smaller. Most patients with early-stage breast cancer are treated with a lumpectomy, or removal of just a small section of the breast. In many cases, some lymph nodes also need to be removed. This surgery is performed in hospital under general anaesthetic and the patient will stay in hospital for the day or overnight. If more extensive surgery is required, the patient may stay in hospital for longer. Most patients don’t need to use strong pain relief, and many find they can return to their normal activities in about six weeks. Each woman’s recovery is different, and the process is guided by their treating team, including their surgeon, breast care nurse, physiotherapist, exercise physiologist and oncology specialists. It is important that women aged 50 to 74 have a breast screen every two years because this gives them a much greater chance of finding breast cancer in its early stages. Call 132 050 for your free breast screen.

Patients often ask me what to expect after joint replacement surgery. This differs for all patients. As a general rule, the recovery after a hip replacement is easier than the recovery after a knee replacement. Although it is common for patients around Australia to stay in hospital for five days after a joint replacement, this is often not necessary. In fact, patients usually have a better experience if they go home much earlier. Of course, some patients require longer hospital stays and some even need to go to a rehabilitation hospital following their surgery, but this should be in the minority. Once patients are discharged after a knee replacement, they are usually on crutches for a couple of weeks. After this, they are progressively able to walk longer distances more comfortably. It takes around six weeks for patients to be relatively comfortable and return to everyday activities. Even after six weeks the knee is usually a little bit sore. Most low-impact activities can safely be resumed after two to three months. This includes activities like golf, yoga and cycling. Some patients resume more intense activities like skiing or surfing but this is not always the case. I discourage patients from repetitive high-impact activities such as distance running, as this will cause the implant to wear out more quickly.

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RADIATION THERAPY

New and improved radiation options Radiation therapy has changed dramatically over the years. Our ability to precisely target an area for treatment and avoid healthy surrounding structures has resulted in improved tumour control with reduced side effects for patients. Stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) is the cutting-edge technique used to treat small tumours in either the brain, with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or in the lung, spine, liver and bone, with stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR). For suitable patients, stereotactic radiotherapy may be offered instead of surgery and is minimally invasive, with treatments often complete within three to eight sessions. With this treatment now available close to home on the Sunshine Coast, patients can avoid lengthy travel to and from Brisbane for treatment during the already overwhelming time of a cancer diagnosis. GenesisCare draws on nearly 20 years of experience in SRT and is proud to offer this treatment at our new state-of-the-art facility at Buderim. We are dedicated to developing and progressing treatment options with a comprehensive level of care for the people of the Sunshine Coast.

DR DEBRA FURNISS REGIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR RADIATION ONCOLOGY, SUNSHINE COAST 10 KING STREET BUDERIM 5374 8100. GENESISCARE.COM

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The (estate planning) blues Not only did James Tedesco sink the hearts of Queenslanders with a last-minute try to clinch this year’s State of Origin series, but now those pesky southerners are trying to disrupt the estate plans of Queenslanders! The laws in New South Wales relating to estates and, in particular, challenges to estates, incorporate the concept of a ‘Notional Estate’. Depending on how you hold and own assets, New South Wales laws regarding challenges to estates could possibly apply to you and your estate – even though you do not live or have any intention of living in New South Wales. The basics of the ‘Notional Estate’ principle is to ‘extend’ a deceased person’s actual estate beyond assets held in the name of the deceased. That is, to ‘extend’ the estate to include trusts, superannuation and other asset-holding structures. Part of any estate plan may well need to consider which of your assets are actually exposed by being held or ‘resident’ in New South Wales. The New South Wales ‘Notional Estate’ provisions are more complex than a Billy Slater judiciary hearing – so get some advice!

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PHARMACY

PBS savings in 2020 From January 1, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) safety net thresholds have been cut by $73.20 for concession card holders – down from $390 to $316.80 – and $63.90 for general patients – down from $1550.70 to $1486.80. Under the new arrangements, concessional patients/families will require 12 fewer PBS prescriptions to be filled each year to qualify for the safety net. The PBS/RPBS Safety Net helps people who need a lot of prescription medicines. Once you have reached your PBS Safety Net threshold, your PBS medicines, and those medicines supplied through the out-patients department of a public hospital, will be less expensive (if you are a general patient) or free (if you are a concessional patient) for the rest of the calendar year. To be eligible for the PBS Safety Net you need to keep a record of the PBS medicines you have been supplied from your pharmacy, as well as those medicines supplied through a public hospital outpatient department. Concessional patients will pay $6.60 per prescription this year. However, some medications may have a brand price premium (BPP), which will increase the cost. There is usually another brand available that won’t have the brand price premium. Check with your pharmacist. General patients will pay a maximum of $41 per PBS prescription (excluding any BPP).

JULIANNA NEILL B.PHARM PHARMACY FOR LIFE, 5493 1444 PHARMACYFORLIFE.COM.AU

AGED CARE

Keep history alive Asking grandparents about their lives and their loves should be a fun and rewarding task. People, generally, are quite pleased when someone shows an interest in who they are and what they do. Grandparents, however, may live far away from their family. Visits may be few and far between, meaning children cannot completely know their grandparents. When children ask their grandparents about their past, they not only learn much about their family’s history, but they also help keep those important family stories alive. Once a grandfather or grandmother is gone, their stories may also be lost, or at least become far more difficult to recover. Here are some starting questions for the kids to ask: 1. What was your first job? 2. What is your brother’s or sister’s full name? 3. What were you good at in school? Did you have a favourite subject? 4. What was/has been one of the biggest struggles you’ve overcome? 5. Was there a certain place you and your friends liked to hang out? As always, if you need any advice, tips or a shoulder to unload on, feel free to pop into the office – obligation free.

KENDALL MORTON DIRECTOR, HOME CARE ASSISTANCE SUNSHINE COAST 5491 6888 HOMECAREASSISTANCESUNSHINE COAST.COM.AU

DENTURES

Give your teeth a sporting chance Playing sport can pose a risk of trauma and damage to your jaw and teeth. Losing or fracturing teeth at a young age can result in expensive treatment and in some cases the need for the patient to wear interim dentures while the jaw matures before implant or crown and bridge work can progress. Mouthguards play a role in deflecting forces away from the teeth and in this way reduce the risk of teeth being dislodged or fractured when contact is made to the mouth. Most sports and recreational activities like skateboarding pose a risk, however, contact sports like rugby pose the greatest risk. There are a lot of off-the-shelf products available, however, a custommade mouthguard made by your dental prosthetist is the most effective solution, as it is made to fit your mouth precisely and can also be adapted to suit the sport you play by adding hard inserts for protection from hard objects like hockey sticks and balls. Custom colours and patterns can also be chosen to match your club or school.

JONATHAN MIDGLEY J J DENTURE DESIGN 3/6 NORVAL COURT, MAROOCHYDORE, 5443 1621 JJDENTUREDESIGN.COM.AU

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MENTAL HEALTH

A painless new therapy approach

What to do about brain drain

PhysioLaser offers the benefits of physiotherapy treatment with the addition of advanced painless laser technology. This approach shows promise of being a drug-free breakthrough in the management of chronic conditions. Low-level laser therapy has been used extensively for 35 years, but most energy delivered was absorbed in the skin. Recent technology advances in MLS lasers used by Tyack Health have allowed high doses of healing light energy to be delivered deep into tissues, discs muscles and nerves up to five centimetres deep, without side effects. Our body naturally contains molecules in all of our cells that respond to light, which ‘switch on’ additional energy production in our cellular powerhouse. This sets up a healing cascade response which reduces inflammation and pain, and stimulates tissue repair. Conditions that respond well include bursitis, muscles tears, sprains and strains, tendinitis, pre- and post- surgical pain, sciatica and other nerve pain, pain due to slipped/ bulging spinal discs, arthritis and other types of degenerative and painful joint issues, and sports injuries. Contact us to experience the benefits of super pulsed laser in physiotherapy management.

Are you feeling like your once-manageable workload is overwhelming and time slips through your fingers unproductively because you haven’t the energy? Mental fatigue is a state that creeps up over a period of stress, having serious consequences for your health, and mental wellbeing. Feeling unmotivated, tired or physically weak comes about when necessary nutrients for the brain chemical dopamine and noradrenaline have become depleted over time, or suddenly during a traumatic event. Loss of appetite, sugar cravings, loss of interest in your goals, disinterest in exercise or simple things you once enjoyed are what we commonly feel during this time. Supporting your brain chemicals nutritionally can be a quick way to turn yourself around, to give you the energy then to reorganise the things in life that are burning you out. You’ll be surprised how easily you can turn it around when your body gets what it needs to support your energy needs. Be your own best friend, first take care of you, and see how life begins again.

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he Sunshine Coast is the mecca for over 50s lifestyle communities as the region continues to lead the way with construction of more luxury resorts starting this year. “Southeast Queensland is the Florida of Australia,” Halcyon’s joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann says. “We have the lifestyle, we have the weather, strong demographics, great infrastructure and we are giving the consumer what

“We have the lifestyle, we have the weather, strong demographics, great infrastructure” they’re looking for as they enter the next chapter of their lives.” Last year Halcyon Lakeside at Bli Bli was awarded the prestigious Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) National Award for Excellence in Seniors Living, with the community praised for its masterplanning and in particular the use of space, quality of home construction and sustainability. Dr Geissmann says the modern retiree is looking for an upgrading of their lifestyle, and for many that means migrating from interstate or from locals who may live on acreages or larger properties to take

advantage of the ‘lock and go’ community. On the Sunshine Coast, four new developments have started, including Halcyon’s B by Halcyon, located in Buderim and the company’s fourth lifestyle community in the region. He predicts Australia, and in particular the Sunshine Coast, will continue to gain popularity as an aspirational option for baby boomers and generation Xers as they begin to enter their fifties. “There are currently around 100,000 people living in these communities across the country and that number will continue to increase,” he says. “We will follow what has happened in America where there are millions of these people who live in these communities there.”

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he new year is a time to reflect on the year that was and, for many of us, a fresh start and a chance to set some goals for the year ahead. Whether it’s meeting new friends, getting fit, joining a social group or just having more fun, the choice is yours at Nature’s Edge Buderim. Residents at the over 50s lifestyle village are spoilt for choice when it comes to stepping up their fitness, with a range of options right on their doorstep. Why not swim a few laps in the indoor swimming pool, work out in the gym, have a hit of tennis, enjoy a game of lawn bowls, join a yoga or dancing class or simply take a walk through the beautiful rainforest track. It has never been easier to get in shape. There’s even a Bowen therapist! When it comes to getting more involved in the community, the lively social calendar at Nature’s Edge Buderim makes it easy to

make new friends or start a new hobby. From art and craft groups to woodworking, card groups and bowls, not to mention monthly dinners and Friday night Happy Hour on the rainforest deck, the only problem you’ll have is fitting it all in. If your New Year’s resolutions include downsizing your home and upsizing your lifestyle, then make sure you pop in and see the team at Nature’s Edge Buderim. Set in the foothills of beautiful Buderim, surrounded by lush rainforest, Nature’s Edge Buderim is the number one lifestyle choice for the over 50s. With a relaxed, community atmosphere and all the amenities you would expect at a resort already in place, you’ll feel like you are on holiday, every day. Holidays all year round, now that’s what we call a great New Year’s resolution!

Call a Nature’s Edge Buderim lifestyle adviser on 1800 218 898 or visit naturesedgebuderim.com.au.

people. Life on the Sunny Coast is quintessentially active, healthy and sociable and every day new friendships are being forged in the many villages that dot the coast and hinterland. Neighbours are meeting in the street, discovering common interests. Pet owners are catching the worm and strolling as the sun rises early during summer. Residents are meeting up in their community centres, sharing their news and introducing their grandkids. Speaking of grandkids – they might as well grow gills and fins because you won’t be able to get them out of the pools that you’ll find in many villages. Luckily for you, there’s plenty of space to lounge around beside the water with your family and friends to watch them squeal and play all summer long. One resident who is taking advantage of the lifestyle options available to her at

Lendlease’s Hibiscus Nambour is Marian Haley, whose weekends generally mean family time with her grandchildren and many cups of tea with her friends. “My grandkids are always excited to visit the village as they get to splash around in

“Residents are meeting up in their community centres, sharing their news” the pool,” she says. And when questioned by friends on her decision to move into a village, she only ever has one simple answer. “I tell them I came to Hibiscus Nambour to live!”

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FIRST TIME TO MARKET, 5 BED, 11 PLUS ACRES • 11.6 Acres 5 minutes from Palmwoods • 2 Story home • Timber flooring, Air/con, 3 lounge rooms • Solar hot water plus 6 kilowatt system • Undercover entertaining area 12 x 5.8 meters plus full length rear • 8 x 6 Meter shed with power and water • 67,000 Litre house water • 6 Cleared acres Open for Inspection: Saturday 18th January 10-10.30 & Thursday 23rd January 3.30-4pm 5 BED | 1 BATH | 5 CAR Craig Barnby 0427 533 731 Address: 347 Hunchy Road, Hunchy craig@barnbyrealestate.com.au Price: $775,000

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Reflections on Bradman

Premium riverside residences for the lifestyle you deserve Architecturally-designed apartments alongside the Maroochy River— this is “Reflections on Bradman”. Exceptional residences incorporating large, spacious floorplans and offering incredible value for money. Emphasising space, natural light and contemporary style, Reflections has been designed to embody luxury, comfort and lifestyle. Complete with lift access to all levels and those magic Bradman Ave water views, these apartments are suitable for the downsizer that demands a spacious apartment with all the extras. All apartments incorporate high quality fixtures and fittings throughout including stone bench tops, a full suite of European kitchen appliances and fully ducted airconditioning. Distinctive styling to tempt your senses. • “Reflections on Bradman” boutique development of only 15 residences • All three bedroom apartments face north overlooking the river • Daikin fully ducted air conditioning • Ceiling fans throughout • Stone bench tops • Full suite of European kitchen appliances by Ilve • Private balcony with glass balustrade • 8 person lift servicing all floors • Inground Swimming Pool • Communal BBQ Area • Construction has commenced. Expected completion late 2020 This is the premier shopping, dining and entertainment precinct on the Sunshine Coast. Only 2km away from Reflections, the Maroochydore CBD is the largest urbanised Central Business District north of the State capital Brisbane.

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131 Bradman Ave, Maroochydore 3 brms 2 bath, 2 car from

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2020 IS LOOKING BRIGHT FOR SUNSHINE COAST INVESTORS AND HOMEOWNERS As we begin a new year, we speak with Sunshine Coast property experts about the marketing techniques they have observed lead to faster sales and better sale prices. WORDS: Rachael Tickner.

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ith the Sunshine Coast fast becoming one of the most sought-after places in Australia to reside, it’s no wonder we are seeing a continual increase in property prices across the Coast.

It’s home to an array of beautiful residences, both seaside and country. The market is seeing an upturn with the new decade tipped to embrace record sales – making it an ideal time to sell or invest. Last year, we saw buyers and investors

being more cautious ahead of the banking Royal Commission inquiry, and then we were faced with a Federal Election result. With these no longer a focus, we speak to industry experts on trends in 2020 and how people can maximise sales results through

effective marketing. Award-winning agent, Karen Jones, from Adams and Jones, says: “2020 is predicted to be another buoyant year for property demand on the Sunshine Coast. “Over the past 12 months, especially in the second half of 2019, the time that properties on the Coast spent on the market decreased, as the demand increased. “High-end properties started selling in 60-90 days, which is quite fast and a great result for the market,” she explains. “With a very strong demand for all properties, I believe it is imperative to ensure properties for sale have good exposure. An experienced agent is there to get the seller the very best price, not just a sale.” Which Ms Jones says is possible when the property is marketed to all potential buyers. She says online and print marketing are important and work well together in reaching potential buyers. “It is hard to generalise on budgets for selling because it does come down to the

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Warm and inviting custom designed executive home, 2 years young ”On Buderim” in quiet cul de sac with no rear neighbours. Flat block. • Multiple living areas, high ceilings, ducted a/c. highend fixtures • 2 pak kitchen, granite benchtops, butlers pantry induction cooktop • Indoor outdoor entertaining area, bifold shutters weber bbq bar fridge • Low maintenace gardens, room for pool, backs onto park fenced

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Loren Wimhurst individual property, but a general rule of thumb has typically in the past been around one per cent of the value of the property,” she says. Loren Wimhurst, founder of Next Property Group, is another key player in the local industry, with two decades of experience in the coastal market. She also says the rule of the one per cent marketing budget campaign for the total value of the property is usually accurate, but she is seeing this number as low as half a per cent or down to a quarter of a per cent. Ms Wimhurst says: “Having a balanced marketing strategy is key to ensuring the right people are seeing the property and it is

feature, watching a video or reading about a property in a suburb which they might not have first considered. That often catches them off the cuff.” Ms Wimhurst backs this up, saying they see spikes in enquiries following property features. “The mix of buyers at the moment are varied. Over the festive season, we saw some sales come through from holidaymakers who were reading the likes of My Weekly Preview and saw a property, which sparked their interest. We see a spike in online views of properties we have advertised in print, further showing us that a balanced and strong marketing campaign works well,” she concludes.

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being marketed in its best light is absolutely crucial. There is no point advertising a multimillion-dollar property in a quarter page advertisement. People who are wanting to purchase that calibre of quality, are wanting to see it in the beautiful pages of a double page advertising spread and with editorial to follow suit. “Despite every client and every property being different, the same industry rules still apply. While we like to think that there is a stock standard marketing rule of thumb, I do believe that a varied approach is best for strong results,” Ms Wimhurst adds. We also spoke with Geoff Ohmsen of McGrath about their results and how

they’re achieving great outcomes for their clients. Mr Ohmsen says they’re seeing properties down to below 34 days on market, on average. “I am finding great success with our auction properties, with some fantastic results going under the hammer. We’re increasingly using online video to market properties. Video, along with print, online advertising and editorial content, is continuing to set the way for the future,” he says. “We often sell properties in areas that the client had never thought about,” which he says is often the result of “…someone reading a property advertising or editorial

AT A GLANCE • 2020 predicted to be a buoyant year for property demand on the Sunshine Coast • Increases are already being seen in both enquiry sales and volumes • Having a balanced marketing strategy is key to ensuring prospective buyers are seeing the property • Successful strategy includes online, print and video • Marketing strategy budget is usually one per cent of property value (sometimes less!).

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45 Tantula Road West, Alexandra Headland • Exceptional 180 degree ocean views • Stunning magnesium in-ground pool • Sound proof theatre room • 5.3kW Solar panels • Double garage + additional off street parking • Walk to Alex Surf Club, beach, cafe’s and restaurants • Minutes to Mooloolaba Esplanade • Close proximity to Maroochydore CBD

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ocated in one of the most sought-after areas on the Sunshine Coast and privately tucked behind a gated fence, you will find this immaculate, newly renovated home. It offers the opportunity to move in with nothing to do but enjoy the lifestyle the beautiful Buddina beach has to offer. Just seven houses from the sand, showcasing four bedrooms, three bathrooms, fully ducted air-conditioning, heated in-ground saltwater pool, two-bay shed plus a granny flat, there is nothing else you could want or need in a beachside property.

10 PANNAROO STREET, BUDDINA 4 bed, 3 bath, 4 car Auction on site Saturday, February 8 @ 1pm Next Property Group 1300 300 777 Rebecca Fletcher 0404 866 358 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

www.platinumproperties.com.au Shop 4 Dwyer House, 256 Nicklin Way, Warana T: 5437 8806

North Facing Entertainer 14 Lindeman Avenue, BUDERIM

Your own private oasis and the perfect family home. Ideal for a family wanting to be central to all amenities but still having the privacy and size to accommodate everyone. The home is located only a short 5 minute drive to Mooloolaba beach and the new Maroochydore CBD.

BUDERIM’S CHEAPEST OCEAN VIEWS BUDERIM, 28 Kerenjon Ave • Incredible value for money and the ability to modernise • North facing deck with beautiful ocean and hinterland views • Timber kitchen accentuates the feel and character of the hardwood timbers floors • Sunken split level lounge with enormous vaulted ceilings • Office/utility room provides extra space • Ideally located well off the street towards the rear of the 1222sqm block

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QUEENSLAND HIA PROFESSIONAL MAJOR BUILDER FOR THE EIGHTH YEAR RUNNING

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or a record-breaking eighth consecutive year, Queensland’s number one home builder, Plantation Homes, was named the 2019 HIA Queensland Professional Major Builder. Retaining the coveted title at the 2019 HIA Queensland Housing Awards in Brisbane, the awards recognised Queensland’s best builders and construction companies in the areas of design, innovation, customer service, business and financial management and ethical conduct. Plantation Homes general manager, Alex Raleigh, said it was a tremendous honour to be acknowledged by industry peers, and the award is reflective of the company’s commitment in delivering beautiful and spacious family homes with industryleading customer service and best practice business management. “To be acknowledged by the Housing Industry Association (HIA), for the eighth year running, is an unprecedented achievement in Queensland. It is a salute to our comprehensive approach in delivering excellence across all aspects of our robust business model. “This prestigious award is the highest

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accolade in the construction industry here in Queensland and stands as an absolute testament to the quality, professionalism and expertise that Plantation Homes delivers to our customers every day. “This award wouldn’t be possible without the contribution of not only every single person at Plantation Homes, but also to our extended network of key suppliers and over 300 local trade subcontractors. This

is a truly great achievement in our 24-year history. We will continue to work hard to be the best, achieve significant goals, and live up to this esteemed title. “Since we opened our doors in 1995, Plantation Homes has established itself as the market leader in product innovation, quality and service excellence, successfully delivering more than 13,500 homes across southeast Queensland.

“At Plantation Homes, we take great pride in designing and building exceptional homes which are a perfect fit to the Queensland lifestyle and where and how they want to live. Our suite of beautiful and smart family homes boasts a high level of inclusions, exceptional quality and aspirational features, coupled with truly world-class service. “We are more than bricks and mortar. Our reputation for excellence extends beyond the homes we build and reaches into the communities we help create, through our extensive philanthropic efforts including the House for Life project, where the 2019 charity home sold for a record-breaking $986,000, with all proceeds going to the Mater Foundation,” he said. “With more than 52 luxurious single- and double-storey designs within our Order Home range, plus an assortment of fully complete and ready-to-move-in homes as part of our Ready Built collection of homes, we look forward to 2020, our silver anniversary, in continuing to focus on what we know best and that is to build houses that Queensland families will fall in love with.”

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MULTI AUCTION | THURSDAY 6TH FEBRUARY RAMADA RESORT MARCOOLA | 6PM

20 Orungal Court, MARCOOLA

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

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• Four bedroom designer home overlooking resort style lagoon swimming pool with feature timber boardwalk • Dual access corner block in quiet cul-de-sac just metres from the beach • Gourmet chefs kitchen with concrete tile splashback, premium appliances

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• Open plan living and dining, high ceilings, ducted air conditioning throughout • Huge master suite with views to Mt Coolum, opulent en-suite and walk in robe

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

• Guest retreat, custom built media room, luxury bathrooms, spacious office and feature entryway • Private and all season outdoor entertaining deck, built in outdoor kitchen with BBQ

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OCEAN VIEW ROOFTOP PENTHOUSE • Retirement time for the owners, penthouse ocean view apartment must be sold • Refurbished, furnished and ready for you to enjoy • Offering style, space and comfort, spectacular ocean views from the kitchen, living area and bedrooms • Two generous size bedrooms with ensuite to the master • Balcony access to your own rooftop garden ideal for long relaxing days or entertaining guests • Resort facilities: heated swimming pool, tennis court & basketball court • Perfect beachfront escape

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MULTI AUCTION | THURSDAY 6TH FEBRUARY RAMADA RESORT MARCOOLA | 6PM

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• Premier location in a small Court just two houses back from a magnificent surf beach • Surrounded by modern architect designed beach houses in North Beach estate • Spacious casual floor plan opening onto substantial North facing covered decks • Timber features throughout including the floors, decks and ceilings • Large level block with manicured lawns on North and East of the deck • Entry level with loads of potential to put your own stamp on the property

View Saturday 1-1.45pm Auction In-rooms 6th February Mark McDonald 0418 871 059 mark@northshorerealty.com.au

BRING YOUR SURFBOARD & TOOL BAG • Spacious 2 bedroom duplex opposite parkland

• 3 story 4 bedroom house with stunning river views and walk to pristine beach • Bring your took kit and your restoration ideas because this 3 story free-standing 4 bedroom house with stunning river views is being sold by Mortgagee in Possession in ‘as is’ condition • The 15 year old home set over multiple levels is ready for refurbishment, though major features provide a great base to start with • Access to a 25m pool and all resort watercraft activities, catamaran, stand up paddle board and kayaks • Located within minutes of cafe’s & restaurants, Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club, the Twin Waters Championship Golf Course

View Saturday & Wednesday 1-1.45pm Auction In-rooms 6th February Liz Hope 0422 494 686 liz@northshorerealty.com.au

AUCTION THIS SAT @ 3pm

• Spacious open plan living and dining area • Good size kitchen, ample bench space & breakfast bar • Single lockup garage - internal access to unit • Very low body corporate fees and pet friendly • Enjoy the variety of alfresco dining options all within walking distance

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ONE OF MINYAMA’S MOST TIGHTLY HELD RIVERFRONT POSITIONS - WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION 136 Mooloolah Drive, Minyama Contract fallen over - Sellers have moved on - Do not miss this opportunity! With only a few true north facing blue chip river front properties on offer you must not miss this chance to secure this impressively sized master built family home. Sitting on a huge 1008sqm block facing North with a 24m 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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AUCTION BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED IN THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF BUDDINA WITH DUAL LIVING 10 Pannaroo Street, Buddina Located in one of the most sought after areas on the Sunshine Coast privately tucked behind a gated fence you will find this immaculate newly renovated home offering the opportunity to move in with nothing to do but enjoy the lifestyle and all beautiful Buddina beach has to offer. Just 7 houses from the sand showcasing 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, fully ducted air-conditioning, 4 car accomodation, heated in-ground saltwater pool, 2 bay shed plus a granny flat, this is truly beachside living at its best.

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AUCTION STUNNING DEEPWATER MOOLOOLABA - OWNERS INSTRUCTIONS ARE TO SELL!! 41 Carwoola Crescent, Mooloolaba A remarkable opportunity to secure this magnificent waterfront home in Mooloolaba’s most tightly held riverfront locations. This architectural masterpiece of meticulous design offers luxurious lifestyle living. Built over two levels this prestigious residence, with high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass has been designed to showcase the expansive awe inspiring views. Multiple living zones, gourmet kitchen, home cinema and much more, with parking for 7 vehicles this property is sure to impress.

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AUCTION ELANORA AVENUE - OUTSTANDING ENTRY LEVEL DEEPWATER!! 36 Elanora Avenue, Mooloolaba Built in the 1980s, this well constructed immaculate home is the perfect renovator just waiting to be brought into the modern day, with stunning views across the Broadwater, a private pontoon and easy ocean access to the main river with your own white sandy beach. This waterfront residence is set over two levels and offers a well-appointed kitchen, ample storage and multiple living and dining areas providing excellent separation with all living capturing the magnificent, uninterrupted water views.

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LOOK NO FURTHER - BEACHSIDE BLISS READY TO BE SOLD! 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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MUST BE SOLD! – OWNERS COMMITTED ELSEWHERE – BEACHSIDE MOOLOOLABA 31 Candlewood Close, Mooloolaba What a way to start 2020! Owners have purchased elsewhere. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to own a massive 1,727m2 property in Mooloolaba. Newly renovated with its impressive proportions, featuring a new kitchen and bathroom, full-sized tennis court, sparkling in-ground pool and multiple indoor/outdoor living zones. If you are looking for a private oasis with room for the kids to play then look no further.

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We put you first MAROOCHYDORE 136 MILLWELL ROAD

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Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days: 3 MAXWELL COURT, COOLUM BEACH Auction on site Saturday, January 18 @ 3pm North Shore Realty 5446 2500 Jonathon Cameron 0426 828 835

AUCTION RESULTS The easiest way to check out the latest auction results. 17 SOMERSET DRIVE, BUDERIM PASSED IN / 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Define Property 5478 2477 Athena Law 0408 884 104

Maroochydore home with plenty to offer This well-kept home is located walking distance to the park, close to schools, childcare, shops, transport & only short drive to the beach. Features • 3 good size bedrooms • Very workable Kitchen with gas cook top & plenty of cupboards • 2 spacious air-conditioned living areas • Enclosed front patio • Fully enclosed and lockable area ideal for study/work from home • Modern Bathroom with separate toilet • Separate laundry • Large undercover entertaining area • Good size backyard with garden shed • 3 car accommodation with 2 entrances INSPECT Saturday 18th January 1-1.30pm FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5443 3377 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au

3/5 FOOTE STREET, MOOLOOLABA SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $1,100,000 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Define Property 5478 2477 Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 Grant Whisker 0415 856 575

MARKET TRACKER A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 13-19 GAYLARD ROAD, IMAGE FLAT $585,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 10 car Carolans First National, Vanessa Brunton 3 PERLAN STREET, NAMBOUR $445,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Carolans First National, Andy Sharma 15-17 OXLEIGH CRESCENT, NAMBOUR $375,000 / 4 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Carolans First National, Andy Sharma

1/22 NETHERTON STREET, NAMBOUR $260,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Carolans First National, Vanessa Brunton 70 ALBANY STREET, SIPPY DOWNS $730,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car Carolans First National, Vanessa Brunton 50 LAMINGTON TERRACE, NAMBOUR $377,500 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Carolans First National, Andy Sharma 31 GREENWOOD CLOSE, BUDERIM $1,590,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 4 car Next Property Group, John Skerlak & Melissa Schembri 53 NEERIM DRIVE, MOOLOOLABA $2,535,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car Next Property Group, Loren Wimhurst & Richard Scrivener 405 YANDINA BLI BLI ROAD, MAROOCHY RIVER $2,400,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 7 car Next Property Group, Rebecca Fletcher 173 OCEANIC DRIVE, WARANA $2,030,000 / 7 bed, 5 bath, 5 car Next Property Group, Rebecca Fletcher 97 BALLINGER ROAD, BUDERIM $563,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, John Skerlak & Melissa Schembri *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies

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BUDERIM, 45 Kerenjon Ave

Perfect North Buderim Residence, Must Be Sold! Attention all families looking to buy a beautiful forever home or investors due to the high rental demand in the area, this could be the one for you. Located just walking distance to the local shops, IGA, cafes & amenities, 45 Kerenjon Avenue Buderim’s central position is ultra convenient to everything that North Buderim has to offer. This Beautifully presented family home on 813m2 of land is the perfect opportunity to purchase in one of the most sought after suburbs on the Sunshine Coast and my owners have made their instructions clear, this property MUST BE SOLD!

OPEN HOME: Saturday 18th Jan 10-10.30am PRICE: Offers over $645k AGENT: Jordan Barden 0422 990 824

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Elegant Golden Triangle 250 Meters to the Beach Emanating sophisticated coastal elegance this immaculately presented home promises relaxed living and easy entertaining. Showcasing an immediate sense of space and luxury, this family residence presents open plan living and entertaining with seamless indoor to outdoor integration and state-of-the-art inclusions throughout. This property set in the desirable and prestigious Golden Triangle, offers everything you could want in a luxury beachside home.

OPEN HOME: Saturday 18th Jan 11-11.30am PRICE: Contact Agent AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758

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KULUIN, 19 Crows Ash

Large Contemporary Family Home With Functionality Nestled in the heart of sought-after Kuluin is this wonderful property that presents an array of exciting options for a large family within an easy-care layout. This solid brick beauty offers an exceptionally functional floor plan that is spread over 238m2. Consisting of 5 bedrooms, a huge open plan living space and a second lounge/activity room strategically positioned beside four of the bedrooms in the children’s wing. Conveniently located within walking distance to local shops, the North Buderim Shopping Centre and to the future new Coles Supermarket. You will be positioned.

OPEN HOME: Saturday 18th Jan 11 -11.30am Sunday 19th Jan 11-11.30am AUCTION: ON SITE Saturday 8th Feb 12pm AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575

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Perfectly Located Exceptional Family Home 100 Meters To Parks Centrally located in popular Sippy Downs, with a family friendly floorplan and scope to add further value, properties of this calibre are in high demand. • Modern kitchen with plenty of storage • Timber look flooring, spacious open plan living area • Undercover entertaining area - the perfect place to relax and unwind • Master bedroom with ensuite & walk in robe • Set on 604m2 low maintenance block, side access for trailers/boats and grassy area for pets and children to play

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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 x 6m 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.

With an elevated location in one of the most sought after streets in Maleny and big views, this 809m2 block offers an appealing town lifestyle. Walk to the shops in 5 mins or sit back on the verandah of your dream home & drink in those expansive views. All town services & summer breezes thanks to the elevation & aspect. The only vacant block in the street gives you the advantage of a quiet, established area & the ability to build exactly what you want! Priced to sell quickly, make sure you inspect soon!

NOW $699,000 Balmoral Ridge via MALENY

Price: Offers Above $299,000 14 Miva St, MALENY

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...to purchase one of the most elevated, vacant acreage properties available. 1. Its almost 19 acres with stunning VIEWS, yes, that’s right VIEWS! 2. It has a house site already prepared sitting at 530m above sea level 3. It is EXTREMELY PRIVATE, no visible neighbours from the house site 4. The land has power connected to the front boundary 5. A delightful mix of native bushland and open grassy area 6. On a very peaceful no through road just 10kms from Maleny. There is so much more but you need to come and feel this for yourself.

If you appreciate quality, privacy and a great location – Here it is! Landscaped 2032m2 with open lawns, mature gardens and fruit trees. Brick home with high ceilings & large windows. Spacious rooms with formal & family areas. 3 bedrooms + sewing room & study. 3m wide north east verandahs overlooking trees & garden. DLUG with covered access + separate 6m x 3m storage/workshop. 3 mins to town – sought after & picturesque location. Presenting amazing value in this prestige road, do not delay your inspection as nothing else compares!

Price $799,000 All Offers Considered 354 Corks Pocket Road Reesville via MALENY

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FRIDAY

6pm ABC Evening News. 6.30 Summer Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (PG) 8.30 Endeavour. (M) A model is found dead. 10.00 QI. (M) 10.35 ABC News Tonight.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens Summer. 8.30 MOVIE The Fugitive. (1993) (M) Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones. A man is wrongly convicted of murder. 11.15 Flights From Hell: Caught On Camera. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Vet On The Hill. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Thor: Ragnarok. (2017) (M) Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett. Thor’s long-lost sister Hela returns. 11.05 MOVIE The Legend Of Hercules. (2014) (M)

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 8.45 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. (M) Hosted by Dave Hughes. 9.45 2017 Montreal Comedy Festival. (M) 10.50 The Project. 11.50 WIN News.

6pm Motor Racing. Dakar Rally. Stage 11. Highlights. 6.30 News. 7.35 Hunting Egypt’s Lost Treasures. (PG) 8.30 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. (M) Hosted by Jimmy Carr. 9.25 Marry Me, Marry My Family.

SATURDAY

6pm Escape From The City: Orange NSW – The Wilsons. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Vera. (M) Part 1 of 4. 9.00 Doc Martin. (M) Martin prepares for his hearing. 9.50 Agatha Raisin. (PG) Agatha becomes a suspect in Tolly’s murder. 10.40 Rage: Retro Month. (MA15+)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Cricket. Big Bash League. Game 42. Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers. 9.30 MOVIE Payback. (1999) (MA15+) Mel Gibson, James Coburn. A small-time crook seeks revenge. 11.45 The Goldbergs. (PG)

6pm Nine News Saturday. 7.00 Tennis. Adelaide International. Day 7. Final. Night session. 8.30 Tennis. Hobart International. Day 6. Finals. From Hobart International Tennis Centre, Tasmania. 10.30 MOVIE No Escape. (2015) (MA15+)

6pm Jamie & The Nonnas. 7.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 Ambulance Australia: Ultimate Emergencies. (M) Follows NSW Ambulance’s Sydney operations. 9.00 Ambulance. (M) Paramedics deal with the consequences of a storm. 10.15 To Be Advised.

6pm Motor Racing. Dakar Rally. Final stage. Highlights. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Inside Aldi. 8.30 MOVIE Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life. (1983) (M) Graham Chapman, John Cleese. A series of sketches that looks at life. 10.25 MOVIE Iceman. (2014) (M)

SUNDAY

6pm Hard Quiz. (PG) 6.30 Back Roads. (PG) 7.00 ABC News Sunday. 7.40 David Attenborough’s Conquest Of The Skies. 8.35 Maigret. (M) A diamond merchant is murdered. 10.05 Miniseries: Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Cricket. Big Bash League. Game 44. Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades. From the Gabba, Brisbane. 9.30 Sunday Night: Summer Series. Hosted by Melissa Doyle. 11.00 Autopsy USA. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 60 Minutes. 8.00 Serengeti: Rebirth. (PG) 9.10 MOVIE Non-Stop. (2014) (M) Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore. During a transatlantic flight, a US Air Marshal receives a cryptic message threatening to kill the passengers. 11.20 Manifest. (MA15+)

6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 6.30 The Sunday Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) Hosted by Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown. 9.00 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Guests include Tom Hanks. 10.15 To Be Advised.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Decoding The Great Pyramid. Explores the Great Pyramid of Giza. 8.30 Secret Life Of The Mega Resort. Takes a look at Baha Mar. 9.35 Royal Family: Scandals And Shame. (PG) Part 2 of 2.

MONDAY

6pm ABC Evening News. 6.30 Summer Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Back Roads. 8.30 Magical Land Of Oz: Land. Part 2 of 3. 9.30 EXPOSED: The Case Of Keli Lane: Missing To Murder. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Cricket. Big Bash League. Game 45. Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars. From the SCG. 8.30 Cricket. Big Bash League. Game 46. Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder. From Optus Stadium, Perth.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 1. From Melbourne Park. Hosted by James Bracey. 11.00 Unforgettable. (M) Carrie and Al receive new information about a cold case involving a missing surgeon.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) 9.00 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. (M) Hosted by Dave Hughes. 10.00 Just For Laughs Australia. (MA15+) 11.00 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 News. 7.35 Cruising With Jane McDonald: South America Pt 1. 8.30 Michael Mosley: Trust Me, I’m A Doctor. (PG) Part 3 of 3. 9.30 24 Hours In Police Custody: Smuggled. (M) 10.25 SBS News.

TUESDAY

6pm ABC Evening News. 6.30 Summer Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Nigella At My Table. 8.30 The Pool: Our Playground. (PG) Part 1 of 2. 9.30 The Cult Of The Family: A Question Of Identity. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Cricket. Big Bash League. Game 47. Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes. 9.30 Border Security: International. (PG) A smuggler is involved in a scam. 10.30 Modern Family. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 2. From Melbourne Park. Hosted by James Bracey. 11.00 Chicago Med. (M) Will and Natalie find themselves at odds over the care of a man in a vegetative state.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) Hosted by Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown. 9.00 NCIS. (M) Gibbs must face the reality of his actions. 10.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.00 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Inside Selfridges. 8.30 Marry Me, Marry My Family. (M) Part 3 of 3. 9.35 Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over: Landed Gentry. (M) Stacey Dooley spends 72 hours with a family. 10.30 SBS World News Late.

WEDNESDAY

6pm ABC Evening News. 6.30 Summer Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. Presented by Joe O’Brien. 8.00 Sherlock. (M) Part 2 of 3. 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.15 Planet America. 10.45 ABC News Tonight. 11.15 Miniseries: Bucket. (MA15+)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Cricket. Big Bash League. Game 48. Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars. 9.30 World’s Most Extreme Airports. (PG) Takes a look at “extreme” airports. 10.30 Modern Family. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 3. From Melbourne Park. Hosted by James Bracey. 11.00 Lethal Weapon. (MA15+) Murtaugh turns to Cole’s former mentor for help on a high-stakes cartel case.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) Hosted by Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown. 9.00 Bull. (M) Benny’s previous career comes into focus. 11.00 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Tony Robinson Down Under: Eureka! (PG) 8.30 Meat: A Threat To Our Planet? Liz Bonnin explores the meat industry. 9.35 Vikings. (MA15+) 10.30 SBS News.

THURSDAY

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6pm ABC Evening News. 6.30 Summer Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 To Be Advised. 9.00 Stop Laughing… This Is Serious: Too Much Variety Is Barely Enough. (M) 10.05 Killing Eve. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Cricket. Big Bash League. Game 49. Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers. 9.30 Mighty Cruise Ships: Regal Princess. (PG) Takes a look at the MS Regal Princess. 10.30 Modern Family. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 4. From Melbourne Park. Hosted by James Bracey. 11.00 Cold Case. (M) The team reopens the 1963 case of a pool hustler who was fatally shot the same day as JFK.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) 9.00 Law & Order: SVU. (M) An actor accuses a media mogul of attempted rape. 11.00 WIN’s All Australian News.

7.30pm Australia With Julia Bradbury. (PG) 8.00 Luke Nguyen’s Railway Vietnam. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Mao’s Last Dancer. (2009) (PG) Chi Cao. An impoverished boy is selected to study ballet.

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7pm Children’s Programs. 7.15 Dino Dana. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 New: Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8.20 Gruen. 9.00 The Office. 9.45 Whovians. 10.15 An Idiot Abroad.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Pie In The Sky. (PG) 8.30 Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly. (PG) 9.30 Selling Houses Aust. 10.30 The House That £100K Built.

6pm Car Crash TV. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE We Are Marshall. (2006) (PG) 9.15 MOVIE Trouble With The Curve. (2012) (M) 11.45 Hardcore Pawn. 12.15am Armchair Experts: NFL Edition.

7.30pm MOVIE Sing. (2016) (G) Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon. 9.40 MOVIE Step Up. (2006) (PG) Jenna Dewan, Channing Tatum, Rachel Griffiths. 11.50 Tattoo Fixers. (MA15+)

6pm Tennis. Adelaide International. Day 6. Night session. From Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide. 10pm MOVIE Cape Fear. (1991) (M) Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange.

6pm Celebrity Name Game. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 10.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 11.30 L.A.’s Finest. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PGS) 7.00 Friends. (PG) 8.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 Friends. (PG) 10.30 Supernatural. (M) 11.30 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (M)

SATURDAY

7.15pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Live At The Apollo. 9.20 Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central. 9.40 Comedy Up Late.

6.30pm World’s Deadliest Weather: Caught On Camera. (PG) 7.30 The Yorkshire Vet. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 Honey I Bought The House. (PG)

7pm MOVIE Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows. (2016) (PG) 9.20 MOVIE V For Vendetta. (2005) (MA15+)

7pm MOVIE Spy Kids 2: Island Of Lost Dreams. (2002) (PG) 9.05 MOVIE The Great Wall. (2016) (M) Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe. 11.05 Science Of Stupid. (M) 11.35 Misfit Garage. (M)

6pm Tennis. Adelaide International. Day 7. Final. Night session. 7pm MOVIE Kinky Boots. (2005) (PG) 9.10 MOVIE The Birdcage. (1996) (M) 11.30 MOVIE Our Idiot Brother. (2011) (M)

6pm Cops. (PG) 6.30 Scorpion. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 NCIS: New Orleans. (MA15+) 9.25 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) 10.20 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.30 Kojak. (M) 8.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 10.15 2 Broke Girls. (M) 11.45 The Loop. (PG)

SUNDAY

7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Live At The Apollo. 9.15 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. 10.00 Whovians.

7.30pm Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG) 8.30 Gold Coast Medical. (M) 9.30 Hospital. (PG) 10.45 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 11.45 Australia’s Deadliest. (PG)

6pm Big Bash League. Game 44. Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades. 7.00 American Restoration. 7.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Bridge Of Spies. (2015) (M)

7pm MOVIE Puss In Boots. (2011) (PG) Antonio Banderas. 8.45 MOVIE The Mask Of Zorro. (1998) (M) Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones. 11.30 Bromans. (M)

4.55pm MOVIE The Italian Job. (1969) (PG) 7pm MOVIE Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. (1991) (PG) 9.55 MOVIE Timecop. (1994) (MA15+) Jean-Claude Van Damme.

6.30pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.20 CSI: Miami. (M) 11.15 CSI: Miami. (MA15+)

6pm Friends. (PG) 8.00 Seinfeld. 8.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE 10 Things I Hate About You. (1999) (PG) Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles. 11.00 Buffy The Vampire Slayer. (M)

MONDAY

7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 New: Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8.20 Upstart Crow. 8.55 The Office. 9.35 QI. 10.10 Peep Show. 10.35 An Idiot Abroad.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. (M) 10.30 19-2. (M) 11.30 Mighty Ships.

7pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 American Pickers. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Unforgiven. (1992) (M) Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman. 11.25 Picker Sisters. (PG) 12.25am Creek To Coast.

7.00pm Big Bang. 7.30 Monster Croc Wrangler. 8.30 MOVIE Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. (1994) (M) 10.15 Big Bang. 10.40 Monster Croc Wrangler. 11.35 Science Of Stupid.

5pm Tennis. Australian Open. Night 1. From Melbourne Park. Hosted by James Bracey. 10pm Cold Case. (M) 11.00 Bite Club. (M)

6pm Celebrity Name Game. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.20 48 Hours. (M) 11.15 The Mentalist. (M)

6pm Friends. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Friends. 8.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 10.30 Frasier. 11.00 Raymond. 11.30 James Corden.

TUESDAY

7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 New: Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8.25 To Be Advised. 9.05 The Office. 9.50 Schitt’s Creek. 10.35 An Idiot Abroad.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Cold Case. (M) 8.30 Without A Trace. (M) 10.30 Criminal Confessions. (M) 11.30 Mighty Ships.

6pm Big Bash League. Game 47. Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. 8.30 Outback Opal Hunters. (M) 9.30 Yukon Gold. (M) 10.30 Jade City.

6pm Tennis. Australian Open. Night 2. 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Police Ten 7. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Lethal Weapon 3. (1992) (M) Mel Gibson, Danny Glover. 10.55 Big Bang. (PG) 11.20 Police Ten 7. (M)

5pm Tennis. Australian Open. Night 2. From Melbourne Park. Hosted by James Bracey. 10pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent. (M) 11.00 Cold Case. (M)

6pm Celebrity Name Game. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 CSI: Miami. (MA15+) 9.25 CSI: Miami. (M) 10.20 In The Dark. (M) 11.15 The Mentalist. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Friends. (PG) 8.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 The Conners. (PG) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 10.30 Frasier. (PG) 11.00 Raymond. 11.30 James Corden.

WEDNESDAY

7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 New: Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8.25 Black Books. 8.50 The Office. 9.35 Live At The Apollo. 10.20 An Idiot Abroad.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (MA15+) 9.30 Criminal Minds. (M) 11.30 Border Security. (PG)

6pm Big Bash League. Game 48. Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 9.00 Family Guy. (M) 10.00 American Dad! (M)

6pm Tennis. Australian Open. Night 3. 7.00 Big Bang. 7.30 Travel Guides. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy. (2004) (M) 10.30 Big Bang. 11.00 Japandemonium.

5pm Tennis. Australian Open. Night 3. From Melbourne Park. Hosted by James Bracey. 10pm Major Crimes. (M) 11.00 Cold Case. (M)

6pm Celebrity Name Game. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 10.20 NCIS. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Friends. (PG) 8.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 2 Broke Girls. (M) 10.30 Will & Grace. (PG) 11.30 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (M)

THURSDAY

DIGITAL CHOICE

7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 New: Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8.20 QI. 8.55 Whovians. 9.25 The Office. 10.10 An Idiot Abroad. 10.55 Schitt’s Creek.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 Judge John Deed. (M) 10.30 Jonathan Creek. (M) 11.30 Mighty Ships. (PG)

6pm Cricket. Big Bash League. Game 49. Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Beach Cops. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE 2 Guns. (2013) (M) 10.40 MOVIE Congo. (1995) (M)

6pm Tennis. Australian Open. Night 4. 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Young Sheldon. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Black Panther. (2018) (M) 11.10 Big Bang. (PG) 11.35 Young Sheldon. (PG)

5pm Tennis. Australian Open. Night 4. From Melbourne Park. Hosted by James Bracey. 10pm Unforgettable. (M) 11.00 Cold Case. (M)

6pm Celebrity Name Game. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 9.30 L.A.’s Finest. (M) 10.30 NCIS. (M)

(CH22)

A U S T R A L I A N G L O B A L E N T E R TA I N M E N T P R E S E N T S

AN AFTERNOON AT THE

SURF REPORT

with MWP’s man in the water

Well, I just got off the phone to a Hawaiian friend in Canada who snowboards as smooth as a seasoned 30-year-old. He rides through trees at pace like water flowing down a stream. Not going to lie, it would give me the poops if it was not so inspirational. He is 70… oh and he has surfed G-Land three to four times a year for the last 30 years. Yep, a lot of living to do my friends! That said, he tells me tomorrow is going to be minus-35 degrees Celsius on the mountain. Will help keep the powder dry if you can avoid frostbite. Not sure if there’s much in the way of surf around so enjoy what you can. My Weekly Preview (“MWP”) is locally owned by Sunshine Coast Alliance Publishing Ltd ACN 124 476 142 and is published by 20/20 Publishing Pty Ltd ACN 131 089 793 (the “Publisher”). The contents of MWP are subject to copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part without the written permission of the Publisher is prohibited. The publication of editorial in MWP does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views or opinions expressed by the Publisher. The Publisher does not accept responsibility for statements made by advertisers. All prices in MWP are correct as at the time of printing but are subject to change.

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