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Don’t miss Michael Castle and his five-piece band in The John Farnham Experience, a tribute show and two-course dinner. The concert, which features all the hits of the Australian legend, is being held at Maroochy RSL’s Events Centre on February 29. Sing along to songs including Sadie, You’re the Voice, Pressure Down, Chain Reaction and Burn for You. Doors open at 6pm and tickets to the dinner and show are $59. One lucky My Weekly Preview reader has the chance to win a double pass to the show.



don’t remember the first book I ever read. However, I do remember the first tales that had an impact on my young self. There was Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl and Thumbelina. Then there was Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. That story took me to places I had never been – from India to England and into the beautiful walled garden with its roses and green moss. As an eightyear-old girl, Burnett’s words had me dreaming of a different life, of faraway places yet to be discovered. Australian author John Marsden took me from 11 years old right through to the age of 15, when I discovered the beauty of Shakespeare’s prose, and the life-changing text of All Quiet on the Western Front. My teen years were influenced by The Diary of Anne Frank, Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain and Jane Austen’s Emma. Some stories I loved, others not so much. But with each word read, my desire to write became stronger. As author Annie Dillard once said, “She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live”. This is why I’m excited to feature the Immanuel Lutheran College Voices on the Coast event in this week’s magazine. For 25 years, published authors, writers and book lovers have come together to educate and inspire the young generation. In a time of digital and social media reliance, it’s terrific to see our children turning to the beauty of books. Deputy editor Leigh Robshaw talks with team behind the event in this week’s feature story on page 12. Until next week, take care.

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VALENTINE’S DAY – Love is in the air for four Sunshine Coast couples.


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IN THE NEWS Where do you live? The beautiful Sunshine Coast. First job? Serving customers, making coffee, slicing bread and mopping floors at Beefy’s Pies at Aussie World. What are you currently working on? I’m focusing on Sunshine Coast sport, so I’m working on stories around upcoming seasons. I’m really excited to see how the Sunshine Coast Falcons and Lightning go this year and I’ll be following them every step of the way! I’m also keeping an eye on local athletes hoping to make it to the Tokyo Olympic Games. Your family includes? Mum, Dad, my brother and sister. First car? 1991 Ford Laser. A family hand-medown. I could drive around for days with the fuel light on. Favourite book? Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It was a standout of the Harry Potter series for me.

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Sophie Ryan is a Nine News Sunshine Coast journalist with more than seven years of television experience. A Sunshine Coast local, she began her career in 2013 as a reporter and producer in WIN Television’s Sunshine Coast newsroom before moving to Nine News Sunshine Coast in 2017. Ms Ryan loves the buzz of a breaking news story, and has covered a wide range of local stories.


Favourite song and why? Life Is A Song by Patrick Park. I love it because it reminds me of my favourite TV show, The OC.

holiday time. I guess everyone just wants to check out our slice of paradise. Can you nominate a day in your life that turned out to be a turning point and why? When I anchored my first live news bulletin. It was a very exciting moment not many people get the chance to experience. Your greatest regret? My eyebrows in 2007. What achievement are you most proud of? Earning my Trinity College London Speech and Drama diploma, and my degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast. You are happiest when? When I am exploring a new place or holidaying at Hat Head National Park, on the New South Wales Mid North Coast.

“I’m really excited to see how the Sunshine Coast Falcons and Lightning go this year”

What are you watching right now, would you recommend it and why? I’m currently watching the new season of Married at First Sight on Nine. It’s always fun discussing the latest episode in the office the next day with colleagues. When was the last time you played sport and what was it? Lawn bowls at our work Christmas party. Does that count? I’m really more of a spectator to be honest. Best advice you’ve been given? To speak up for yourself and be your own advocate. What is your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast and why? I love Moffat Beach headland because the view is just amazing. Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Spit are beautiful too. It’s so hard to pick just one place. If you could change one thing on the Sunshine Coast, what would it be? The traffic. I know it certainly could be worse, but it still annoys me. Especially around

What frustrates you the most? When I find myself spending too much time on social media, or filming something on my phone that’s really cool, forgetting to look at it and take in the moment. How do you deal with your frustrations? I’m still trying to work that out. Keeping my phone out of sight helps a lot.

If you could tell your 18-year-old self anything, what would it be? Stop spending money on things you don’t need and stop plucking your eyebrows. If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be? It would be cool to have dinner with many famous people, but I’d choose people I know or relatives who have passed away. If you won $1 million, how would you spend it? Wisely. I would try to invest it, most likely in property. Tea or coffee and how do you have it? Instant coffee with just a dash of milk. NRL or AFL? NRL obviously! I am a Queenslander.

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In focus. The Oscars • Hollywood’s elite gathered on Monday for the 92nd Academy Awards. • The first Oscar’s were attended by 270 people and were held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 1929. • The youngest Oscar winner was Tatum O’Neal who won Best Supporting Actress in 1974 for her role in Paper Moon. She was 10 years old. • No one is sure where the term ‘Oscar’ came from. One rumour, which is widely believed, is that Academy librarian Margaret Herrick once joked that the statue looked like her Uncle Oscar. • The statuettes are 24-karat gold plated with bronze underneath. Each costs around US$400. • The first colour film to win an Oscar was Gone With the Wind in 1940. • Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win Best Director at the Academy Awards. It was for her work on the 2008 movie The Hurt Locker. • Meryl Streep has been nominated for a recordbreaking 21 Oscars, taking home the award three times.


This week Brad Pitt won his first Oscar. It was for his supporting role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

DID YOU know?

Valen tine’s Day

15TH CENTURY It is believed the first Valentine’s Day gift was a 15th century woodcut showing a knight receiving flowers from a maiden.

History? Catholic, Pagan, Roman – no one is exactly sure of the origins of Valentine’s Day.

1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year.

5 million flowers were delivered around Australia in 2018.

Red roses translate to deep love.

St Valentine was a Catholic saint who was executed on February 14 sometime during the third century AD.

Life hack.

Shoes soaked in the rain? Stuff with crumpled newspaper and put them in front of your fridge. They’ll dry within a few hours.

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Who else still has these stainless steel knives with faux bone handles tucked away in their kitchen drawer? They were a staple in the 1960s!

Today in history – February 14 1779 – British explorer James Cook and four marines from his ship, the HMS Resolution, are killed in Hawaii after disputes with locals. 1966 – Dollars and cents replace pounds, shillings and pence as Australia launches its decimal currency. 1991– Several Latin American countries halt food imports from Peru, seeking to contain a cholera epidemic that kills 3000. 2002– Researchers at the US Texas A&M University in College Station successfully clone a cat, the sixth species to be cloned. 2003 – The world’s first cloned mammal, six-year-old Dolly the sheep, is given a lethal injection after developing signs of progressive lung disease. 2015 – Australia-wide recall is announced of Nanna frozen mixed berries, linked to a hepatitis A outbreak. –AAP

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Book fans unite Voices on the Coast is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The region’s largest literary festival, it has launched careers and continues to inspire and engage young people from the Sunshine Coast and beyond. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.

KEY POINTS • Voices on the Coast will be held from February 19 to 22 at Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim. • It is an award-winning youth literary festival presented by Immanuel Lutheran College and the University of the Sunshine Coast. • Launched in 1996, the festival has brought some of Australia’s finest writers to the Sunshine Coast, with the aim of inspiring young people to enjoy the world of reading, writing, drawing and performing. • School groups travel more than 200 kilometres to attend the festival, with a total of 4500 students attending each year. • The festival is aimed at children in years four to 12. Members of the public are also invited to attend the speaking program.

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any successful authors can trace their love of reading and writing back to their school years, when a spark was lit by a particular teacher or mentor. Caloundra author Jessica Townsend of Nevermoor fame met one of her idols, John Marsden, at a literary festival as a child and it was a defining moment in her life. That literary festival was Voices on the Coast, where fellow Australian authors Benjamin Law and sister Michelle Law also had their passion for writing ignited. The

with mobile phones and iPads for kids’ attention. And yet even today, the festival is bigger than ever. ILC librarian Kelly Dunham has been the convenor of the festival since 2006. She has seen it evolve from a small event to a significant date on the Sunshine Coast cultural calendar. “It used to be a one-day festival with about 10 authors,” says Mrs Dunham. “Now we have up to 26 authors and 128 different talks and workshops people can come along to. We have about 4500 students coming along as well.”

“When we select authors for the festival, we’re looking at Year four to Year 12 and the main criteria is how they engage children into literature” Kelly Dunham, Immanuel Lutheran College

festival is a collaboration between Immanuel Lutheran College (ILC) and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and this year is its 25th anniversary. Authors from around the country are getting ready to converge to share their love for the written word with students and members of the public alike. It’s hard to believe when the festival began in 1996, books didn’t have to compete

Students travel from within a 200-kilometre radius to attend the festival, with busloads of kids arriving from as far as Brisbane and Hervey Bay to meet their favourite authors and attend workshops. “I often get parents ring and say ‘my child never reads’, but they’ve been to see an author at the festival and listened to that author and that’s now the book they’re reading,” says Mrs Dunham. “Sometimes

students enter our writing competition and are thrilled to have work published.” It takes Mrs Dunham 12 months to put the festival together, relying on support from other staff members and a large volunteer base. There are dozens of workshops for students to participate in, as well as a speaking program open to the general public. Reflecting on the success of the festival even in today’s tech-heavy society, Mrs Dunham says books are still the preferred way for children to read. “Often people say how reading is declining and it’s not really,” she says. “Yes, there are the electronic diversions but it’s fantastic to see how many kids are still reading, often a real book. They still prefer print books rather than eBooks. “I think events like this foster a love of reading and literature in children and it opens their eyes to the world that is beyond just this little spot on the Sunshine Coast. “These authors are real people with their own stories and meeting them encourages children to keep reading. I don’t think the authors realise the impact they have on young people when they go along to a festival like this. Connections are formed between authors and students after the events and students will reach out to authors and have a chat. “When we select authors for the festival, we’re looking at Year four to Year 12 and the main criteria is how they engage children into literature,” says Mrs Dunham. “Often authors work on their own when myweeklypreview.com.au

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“It’s worthwhile having someone who has lived the life and has the credentials talking to them” Author Gary Crew

they’re writing their books, but then they come out and share their ideas with everyone. It’s magic to watch that happen and it’s great to see the kids’ faces light up and realise an author is just an everyday person with stories to tell, and they can be just like them.” Award-winning author Professor Gary Crew was a speaker at the first festival and is returning this year. The emeritus professor from the USC has enjoyed a stellar writing and teaching career, and says there are many ways young people can make money out of writing. “If they see the school vocational councillor, they’re more likely to be told practical degrees like education are better, because they really don’t know how authors make money,” he says. “When I talk, there are so many ‘aha’ moments. It’s worthwhile having someone who has lived the life and has the credentials talking to them. “I began the creative writing program at the University of the Sunshine Coast and I’ve been able to make a very fine living out of that. In my presentation, I’ll be looking at two mainstreams. The authorial creative mainstream, which is looking at royalties, scholarships, grants, public lending rights, film rights and speaking presentations, which many authors survive on more so than royalties. “The other strand will be linking that to

the academic strand, because creative industries and creative writing are very successful in academia. I’ll be recommending that students who want to write do not give up their day job, but try and do creative writing and also say, teaching or creative writing and editing.” Prof Crew has witnessed reading habits change in the 25 years since he first presented at Voices on the Coast, particularly with high school students. With nine grandchildren in high school, he is a keen observer of how much they read and what they read. “When I was in Year 10 a million years ago, we did Wuthering Heights,” he says. “Find a teenager who has elected to read that these days. It’s changing and it’s just the way it is. There is a change in attitude towards the curriculum these days. While students love creative arts, there is not a great deal of respect for creative arts, as there is for say, maths and science. For high school students in particular, the pressure of the study does not allow for time to read at leisure and they’re also spending more time with social media.” One of Prof Crew’s alumni is Candice Fox, who studied creative writing at USC and has gone on to become a New York Times bestselling crime writer. Now based in Sydney, she’s returning to the Sunshine Coast to appear as the

keynote speaker at the festival. “I’m going to be doing workshops teaching people everything I can about crime writing in 60 minutes,” she says. “I’ll be talking about important things like how to choose a victim, how to write crime scenes and juicy serial killer stuff. I’m trying to combat those old cliches – the misogynistic womanising drunken male as the protagonist. The genre is so much more open now; it’s ripe for young people to grow up writing different protagonists.” An award-winning writer, Ms Fox says she wouldn’t be where she is today without the support she received from teachers and mentors at USC. “When I studied at the University of the Sunshine Coast it was the first time I was meeting actual published authors I could ask all my questions to,” she says. “The best thing you can do for yourself is to study writing. A teacher will tell you your work sucks and they still get paid. If you give your work to a family member or friend, they’ll tell you it’s great. You need to have your work evaluated critically. “There is no being precious with

writing. I think sometimes if you join a writers’ group, there’s so much ego and so much preciousness. It’s not until you’re in a room with someone who really knows what they’re talking about that you go, okay, it’s time to learn.” Ms Fox says Voices on the Coast is a great event for aspiring young writers or anyone who just loves to read. “Just being in the presence of other people who have that same passion and drive you do is so inspiring,” she says. “Writing is a really isolating job. It can be very lonely when you’re trying to get published. It’s so easy to be in a room by yourself and think, this is impossible.” Even with a six-month-old baby, there’s no slowing down for Ms Fox. She’s writing her sixth book with author James Patterson by day and when she’s up in the middle of the night with the baby, she’s turning her hand to writing a horror screenplay. “James Patterson is a lovely man and we have an ongoing relationship now,” she says. “We’re always bouncing ideas off each other. I’m doing this one with him and then another one of my own. It’s a good job – it’s my dream job and I’ve always wanted to do it and I’m very lucky.” Candice Fox is the keynote speaker at the Voices on the Coast Literary Breakfast on February 22 at 7.30am at Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim. Ms Fox and Gary Crew, along with a host of other authors, will present a full program of talks and workshops from February 19 to 22.

FREE FAMILY EVENT TO LAUNCH VOICES ON THE COAST This year, Immanuel Lutheran College is inviting the Sunshine Coast community to help launch the 25th festival at Voices 25, a fun afternoon where authors will mingle with guests. There will be book signings, roving entertainers and food trucks. The event – on Thursday February 20, 5.30pm to 7pm – is free but bookings are essential at voicesonthecoast.com.au. Author Candice Fox

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NIGHTQUARTER SET TO OPEN SOON Birtinya will soon be home to an exciting new, night-time destination, NightQuarter, featuring shipping containers transformed into a hub of street food, community and culture. The first 100 containers have recently arrived at The Avenue, adjacent to Stockland Birtinya, with preparations well underway for the festivities that are due to kick off this month. NightQuarter co-owner Michelle Christoe (pictured with husband Ian Van der Woude), says the venue will open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm with its signature foodie precincts, cultural festivals, interactive installations and live music. With an ethos of shared eating, experiences and conversation, it aims to empower the community to reduce, reuse and recycle. Stallholders will use compostable packaging and customers are encouraged to bring their own containers. NightQuarter is created from recycled materials, including shipping containers from Queensland Rail and reclaimed timbers, and will feature artworks made from salvaged plastics. The space will provide opportunities for the community to meet with skilled volunteers to repair and reuse furniture, clothes, jewellery, bicycles and more. For more information, visit nightquarter.com.au.



One of the Sunshine Coast’s longest standing businesses, Ken Down Architects (KDA) has merged with Aspect Architects and Project Managers (Aspect APM) to transform the Sunshine Coast Stadium. Caroline Dann and David Cox recently made the move from Toowoomba with Aspect APM for the merge to tackle the stadium project, which Mr Cox says is a “massive and significant development for the region”. Initial conceptual designs are in line with the long-term goal of turning it into an Olympic-friendly venue as the state government ramps up its efforts to attract the 2032 event. Mr Cox says the Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in Queensland and it’s exciting to be part of the growth.

Tourism and Events Queensland has announced a partnership with Australia Zoo to build an $8-million wildlife camping experience, called Camp Croc Hunter. It is expected to lure more than 39,000 visitors to the Coast each year and will provide a range of accommodation options, with 108 sites for tents and caravans, as well as permanent glamping-style tents and eco cabins. The village will be supported by a cafe, reception, entertainment and pool area, amenities blocks, covered cooking areas, school camp facilities and a mountain bike course. Camp Croc Hunter will open later this year to commemorate Australia Zoo’s 50th anniversary.

Playful artwork will soon pop up throughout the streets, parks and laneways of Caloundra as part of the Sunshine Coast Council’s Place2Play project. Ten Place2Play artists will be embellishing the streets of Caloundra between February and May with contemporary art installations and fun activities. Visitors can discover a series of small-scale works produced in collaboration with artists, Simone Eisler and Russell Anderson. The first Place2Play event, Street Love by Kellie O’Dempsey, will take place on February 14. The Place2Play activation plan is an initiative of the Caloundra Public Art Plan.



LOCAL CLUB ENCOURAGES OTHER GROUPS TO APPLY AFTER SUCCESSFUL COUNCIL GRANT The Buderim Cricket Club was able to purchase a water removal roller and pitch cover thanks to a grant from the Sunshine Coast Council. Club president Chris Agapow is encouraging other not-for-profit community groups to apply for a grant and says the club was reaping the benefits of the new equipment. “It’s been really good in the last couple of weeks. When we’ve had rain, it’s been the difference between getting on the pitch or waiting for it to dry naturally,” Mr Agapow says. The club received a grant of $4230. Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay says the grants support not-for-profit community groups with one-off projects, events and activities that benefited the Sunshine Coast community. Sunshine Coast Council is hosting free grant workshops across the region. “Community groups are vital to building stronger communities, which is the objective of our Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041,” Cr McKay says. There are seven grant categories including community development; community events; community facilities; cultural development, cultural heritage; economic development; and sports, recreation and healthy living. More information on the grants program can be found at sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants.

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NOVOTEL SUNSHINE COAST RESORT’S $2M FACELIFT The Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort has undergone a $2 million refurbishment, breathing new life into the complex as part of the significant investment by new owners, Shakespeare Property Group. Formerly known as the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, there’s a new hotel lobby plus a new bar and alfresco deck. The lobby has been given a modern facelift and the renovations complement the $8-million Sunshine Coast Convention Centre built in 2019. Sunshine Coast company, Build4U completed the building works, employing hundreds of Coast locals throughout the project.

A 15-year visionary roadmap for Landsborough’s public spaces has been endorsed by the Sunshine Coast Council with the Landsborough Placemaking Master Plan being given the nod. Division one councillor Rick Barberowski says the master plan’s development has been a collaborative process between community and Sunshine Coast Council and aims to create a sense of place for the region. “It’s about improving our public spaces to strengthen Landsborough as a destination and encourage community and local businesses to invest in activities such as arts, events and shop-front improvements,” he says. More than 1000 people were engaged through surveys, community events, workshops and general correspondence during three engagement phases.

DRIVERS URGED TO REPORT POTHOLES The Sunshine Coast Council is urging residents to watch out for potholes caused by the recent spate of wet weather. Council crews have been busy patching potholes and are welcoming the community’s assistance in locating any that have emerged during the recent deluge. The Sunshine Coast Council looks after 2972 kilometres of local roads and bridges. Customer Service Portfolio Councillor Ted Hungerford says: “It’s council’s number one priority to keep our roads and users safe.” To report a pothole, lodge an eRequest online at sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or call 5475 7272. myweeklypreview.com.au

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Secrets of their success As love swells in the summer air this February, we chat to four Sunshine Coast locals to find out what Valentine’s Day means to them. Love as a noun is a “profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person”. But as our Coast couples highlight, love really does have a different meaning for everyone. As revealed by our four pairs, what’s important is having shared values, trust and knowing when to give in to each other – to ensure a long, prosperous and loving relationship. – Compiled by Rachael Tickner.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year? We were thinking of a quiet lunch somewhere. A grandchild arrives in the evening to spend the weekend with us, so we will enjoy that precious time together.

What do you class as a successful relationship? When we are both comfortable with each other, have similar interests and goals (as well as some personal interests), and are the best of friends. In our early years of marriage, it wasn’t as easy, because we were still getting to know each other. When things became strained, it came to making a deliberate choice not to hold offence or punish each other. To forgive and to compromise.

Ken & Margaret Appleton of Buderim - married 52 years What is the key to making your relationship strong? Firstly, we’re both committed Christians, so our marriage is a threesome with God as a central part. Related to that is how we honour and esteem each other. We both work hard to keep our friendship and relationship strong. As we get older, jobs get more demanding, and then retirement comes. It’s easy to drift apart as we change, so it takes work to ensure this doesn’t happen.


What’s the one thing that drives you crazy about your partner? Ken: There isn’t really anything. Margaret has an aversion to learning some of the intricacies of using technology, which does frustrate me. Margaret says it’s my reluctance to do handyman stuff when she wants me to do it. What do you love about your partner the most? Ken: Margaret is the most wonderful woman I know. She is clever and talented in so many ways, is caring and considerate, and will readily sacrifice herself for others. Margaret: Ken is highly intelligent, caring and considerate. This makes a great relationship as we are both flexible and considerate of each other’s needs and interests.

Geoff & Helen Hinds of Parrearra - married 53 years What is the key to making your relationship strong? Relationships are a journey together that require a stubborn commitment to do what is right with time-tested ideals of love, trust, loyalty, fidelity and forgiveness.

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What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year? Megan: Usually celebrating my brother’s birthday. I might be lucky to have Ben cook me a lovely dinner at home. Ben: Having a baby – Megan is due!

What do you class as a successful relationship? A successful relationship is one that endures, remains strong and adds increased dimensions to the people involved, knowing they can depend on each other, no matter what crosses their path. What’s the one thing that drives you crazy about your partner? We don’t allow things to drive us crazy. We committed really early on to sorting out the differences, weaknesses and strengths we both had and accepted that together, with a firm, consistent faith in God, we would succeed together. What do you love about them most? A willingness to support each other and stay faithful to each other, in both the good times and the not so good times. What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year? A very low-key, quiet dinner with family in Brisbane. It is an opportunity to reflect and be extremely grateful for a blessed life together. What is the key to making your relationship strong? Communication, support, being equal, having fun and accepting each other.

Megan Jeffrey & Ben Hodgson - together three years with a baby on the way What do you class as a successful relationship? Being positive, being honest, communicating and appreciating each other. Having a laugh at the end of the day is also really important to us. What’s the one thing that drives you crazy about your partner? Megan: His bushman’s hanky. Ben: Everything. What do you love about them most? Megan: His humour, friendship and his cuddles. Ben: Her hugs and cooking. She is a generous person who helps others.

should be filled with happiness and loved ones; having beautiful friends around you also makes it a success. You need love to be strong. Always improving your relationship and working together is something we value above all else. What’s the one thing that drives you crazy about your partner? Grant: There is nothing that drives me crazy about him; we enjoy a lot of the same things. Geoff: His snoring. We even invested in an air purifier – it improved it but didn’t solve it!

Geoff McDonald & Grant Smith - together two-and-a-half years What is the key that makes your relationship strong? Honesty and understanding for each other as well as communication. You need to be best friends first and foremost. Quality time together and knowing each other well is really important. What do you class as a successful relationship? A successful relationship

What do you love about them the most? Grant: I love how Geoff makes me smile. He makes me laugh and makes me feel more loved than anyone else in the world, which is an amazing feeling. Geoff: How he makes me laugh and smile. What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year? We will most likely do a nice dinner. We aren’t so much about the gifts, but more the quality time together. How long have you both been together? We have been together for just over two-and-a-half years. We had known each other for over 10 years. The beauty of that is we knew each other so well before we got together.

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The weather has delivered a brutal summer, and it’s not over yet. We are now entering the time of year when, historically, conversations turn to cyclone season. It’s no wonder – in the past the Sunshine Coast has copped its fair share of damaging summer storms. WORDS: Dot Whittington.

Volunteers race to sandbag the beach in front of the new Maroochydore SLSC in February 1957


landscape for two decades from the mid-1950s. There were others before and after that period – as well as regular annual attacks by king tides, high winds and torrential rain to strip beaches back to coffee rock – but cyclone season had some major contributors. In early February 1972, two tropical cyclones hit within a week of each other. Cyclone Wendy started her attack on the

ost of the meanest tropical cyclones to hit the Sunshine Coast have come in February, bringing teeming rain and powerful winds to flood fields, homes and streets, stripping sand from beaches and whipping up walls of ocean foam. Although we haven’t experienced a damaging direct hit for years, ‘cyclone season’ regularly threatened the local

beaches on February 7, and four days later, Daisy backed up with heavy rain, king tides and high winds to cause widespread flooding and property damage, while biting sand dunes and washing away sand. Cyclone Pam, a large intense cyclone, passed 500 kilometres east of the coast, from February 3 to 6, 1974, but still managed to send a storm surge to batter beaches with huge waves, floods and gales. Cyclone Wanda, which crossed the coast near Maryborough at the end of January 1974, was more famous for flooding Brisbane than for the 50-knot winds she hurled down the coast to Caloundra. On January 29, 1967, Cyclone Dinah brought a storm surge of 1.5 metres that left water knee-deep in Hastings Street and inundated Bli Bli cane farms with salt water. On the ocean side of Bribie Island, two huge concrete World War II gun emplacements were undermined by the sea and shifted about two metres. At the time, Dinah was considered a one-in-100-year event and credited with generating the largest waves seen in the previous century. For Sunshine Coast holidaymakers, the









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HISTORY rain, followed by ferocious winds that reached almost 150 kilometres per hour. It was particularly nasty in 1954, when on February 19, an unnamed cyclone was reported as the “worst known blow in 69 years”. It lasted 18 hours and even though it saved its worst for the Gold and Tweed coasts, it caused havoc here too. Buderim was battered and bruised. “In the opinion of one resident, who has lived on the mountain for nearly 69 years, it was the worst cyclonic blow that Buderim has suffered,” it was reported. “Several houses were wholly or partly unroofed, and several sheets of iron were torn off the School of Arts roof. Countless sheds were destroyed. “The banana plantations have suffered heavily, many of them looking as if a bulldozer had been through them.” Roads were blocked by fallen trees and “telephone lines are broken everywhere, and poles are leaning at all angles.” Kenilworth district was isolated. “Everywhere great trees that have stood many a violent storm were uprooted and others were stripped of their branches. A bull was killed by a falling tree.” Former shire chairman Fred Murray wrote in his memoirs that he witnessed “huge swells breaking over the higher dunes and saltwater rolling back west of the coastal highway” at what is now Kawana.

Floods and king tides hit Cotton Tree campers in 1954 “If residents had seen the huge seas of those days they would have nightmares every time a cyclone comes down the Coast,” he wrote. “I stood on top of Cathedral Hill and witnessed these huge swells breaking over the dunes and sweeping up to 600 yards inland.” There was further “cyclonic disturbance” in July 1954, when floods and winds reaching 75 miles an hour (120 kilometres per hour) left a trail of destruction. Families were evacuated in Nambour and Maroochydore and 50 houses lost their roofs in Caloundra. February was bringing cyclones long before that, although a far lower population limited the impact. In February 1874, a “furious gale” near Maryborough caused flooding on the coast and a year later, the shoreline was

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again eroded by high seas and floods. Overnight on February 8, 1887, a severe gale whipped up huge seas that prevented ships reaching Brisbane and on February 1, 1893, a cyclone crossed the coast near Rockhampton. It caused major flooding here, with 907 millimetres of rain in the 24 hours to February 3. The steamer SS Dicky was blown ashore the next day, and gave its name to Dicky Beach. In the first week of February 1931, a cyclone heading down the coast caused flooding, beach erosion and washaways. Although the beaches have had many an annual scouring since the 1970s, no cyclones since have been quite as close or as fierce. In mid-February, 1980, Cyclone Ruth petered out off the Central Queensland coast before it caused any

structural damage, but not before it created a heavy swell that eroded the foreshores. A week later, Cyclone Simon meandered 100 kilometres off the coast and swung to within 30 kilometres of Fraser Island before heading off. It churned up big seas to further erode the stricken beaches. On February 15, 1981, Cyclone Cliff brought heavy rain when it swept across Fraser Island, and in February 1990, Cyclone Nancy crossed the coast near Byron Bay and flooded low-lying areas of the Sunshine Coast. A tropical low on February 21 to 22, 1992 produced record rain and caused disastrous flooding. Petrie Creek broke its banks and homes and businesses were flooded in Nambour. Who knows what this month will bring.

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In Conversation – The Juggling Act When: March 6 from 11.30am to 2pm Where: Venue 114 Tickets: $120 per person or tables of eight for $110 per person available at venue114.com.au. In Conversation is proudly supported by Channel Seven, Hot 91.1 FM and My Weekly Preview and aims to educate, empower and engage the community.

Melissa Doyle has been on our TV screens for years, but as a mum of two, the respected journalist knows all too well the challenges of combining motherhood with a successful career. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.


he is one of Australian television’s most recognisable faces, but Melissa Doyle will be the first to say she is “just like any other mum”. The Channel Seven personality started out as a cadet in 1990 and became a respected TV reporter and anchor before co-hosting Sunrise for 11 years. In 2016, she fronted Sunday Night and was at the helm until the show was cancelled late last year. Ms Doyle will be on the Sunshine Coast as the keynote speaker for the first In Conversation event for 2020 celebrating International Women’s Day at Venue 114. The 50-year-old mother of two, silver Logie winner and Member of the Order of Australia will share her career highlights and personal experience of the juggling act women play when navigating the demands of work and home life. “My job might be in the public eye, but it’s not much different to everyone else’s,” she tells My Weekly Preview. “It still takes me away from home, still gives me those feelings like every other working mum. “Some weeks I feel I’ve nailed it, other weeks everything falls over and there is no food in the fridge, the place is a mess and I can’t get on top of everything.” When asked if she believes there is such a thing as balance, Ms Doyle lets out a hearty laugh. “No way. I prefer to say there are priorities and they will always be changing. Your priorities are different when your kids are younger to when they grow up, and they are different when you are in your twenties to when you are in your forties,” she says. “I hope I’ve prioritised what was important in that time of life and always hope that I’ve done my best and tried my hardest at everything I do – that’s all any of us can do.” Returning to work in 2002 following maternity leave after having Nicholas, her

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eldest, Ms Doyle says she feels blessed to have been a “shift worker” on the Sunrise breakfast show roster at the time. “When they were babies, I’d be up at 2am to feed them and get myself ready for work. I was exhausted for a number of years – that brutal sheer exhaustion that all new mothers know – but you bumble your way through and do the best you can,” she says. “[Husband] John was part of the team and he’d get up in the middle of the night to help out. In those years, we were definitely in the zone of looking after the family… and just trying to make sure you have clean clothes on when you leave the house.” Ms Doyle first shared her thoughts on the mum juggle in her book The Working Mother’s Survival Guide, which was released in 2007. She says being a mum to young children “sets you up for life. You realise that you can survive on little sleep and push through pretty much anything.” Daughter Natalia is now starting Year 11 and Nicholas has completed high school and is looking at university options. “The most precious thing is remembering to grab those special moments when they come up and not getting caught up in this treadmill of life.” With a job that has taken her to royal weddings, off to disaster zones and covering some of the biggest stories across the nation, being away from home is something Ms Doyle has had to grapple with since her children were very young. “I try really hard not to use the word guilty, but when they

were little, it was really hard [to be a correspondent] but I found John and the kids would manage it better than I did. I would leave the house wracked with emotions and John would tell me the kids were doing fine, so I realised I was a lot harder on myself than I needed to be. “As they got older, I would explain to them where I was going, what I was doing

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when appropriate and why it mattered, so they understood I wasn’t just going on a holiday without them. I wanted to share my experiences with them as much as possible.” With Sunday Night finishing off late last year, Ms Doyle has continued hosting weekend breakfast on smoothfm and giving her time to the various charities she is linked with. “I recognise that I’m lucky to be healthy and have the privilege to live in a place like Australia with a job that has given me a profile, so I felt it was up to me to do

something good with it, to make the most of the opportunities that I have. I don’t want to waste my voice and there have been particular stories over the years that have really struck a chord with me,” she says. Natalia is showing interest in connecting with World Vision (Ms Doyle is a passionate supporter of the organisation). She couldn’t be prouder. “I just think if we can raise children to open their eyes to the world and know that they have opportunities that other kids around the world don’t have, they will have a more well-rounded view,” she says. Always keen for a challenge, Ms Doyle is excited to see what the future holds for her at Channel Seven, which she is still contracted to. “I’ve been at Seven now for 24 years, so I feel like I’m part of the furniture. Sunday Night ending was really sad, but as disappointing as it was, I am excited that there will be new opportunities that will challenge me,” she says. “What I love about journalism is that every day is different, every story is different. With Sunday Night, I was able to get stuck into longform storytelling, immerse myself in that subject to become more educated. “Sunrise was an incredible journey and it will forever hold a dear place in my heart. Being able to be in the homes of Australians for that many years is not something I take lightly. To do something new is a healthy thing to do, I can keep learning, keep evolving and keep moving forward trying new things.”


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NEW ADDITIONS: • Zumba at Kings Beach amphitheatre • Mountain Movement at the Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Glass House Mountains • Fitness in the Park at Kenilworth Town Park

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• Mindfulness and Meditation Introductory course, Currimundi Sport and Recreation Centre (starting March 24) • Monthly nutrition workshops, Caloundra Indoor Stadium (starting February 20)

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As well as a greater variety of activities, the 2020 program covers even more locations across the region. Classes and activities are either free or low-cost, meaning they’re the perfect way to try a new activity without committing to a membership or contract. If you have been inactive for a awhile or have never exercised before, the program is the perfect way to start a healthy new habit. Classes are suitable for all levels of fitness and all ages and have a friendly feel with many held in community halls or outdoors, taking advantage of the beautiful Sunshine Coast environment.

If you love music and love to smile, Healthy Sunshine Coast’s new Zumba classes could be the thing for you. The fun and heart-pumping classes are ideal for beginners with no prior experience as well as seasoned Zumba fans. The classes are free and are held every Wednesday between 5-6pm in front of the stage at Kings Beach amphitheatre. No booking is required – just register at your first class. Visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/ healthysunshinecoast for more information.

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New 2020 fitness program launched with something for everyone. f you are looking for new ways to get active this year , Healthy Sunshine Coast’s new Choose to Move program might be just the thing for you. Sunshine Coast Council’s health and wellbeing program is in its fourth year and features a range of new activities – from Zumba classes to tai chi and fitness classes. Popular offerings from last year such as yoga, aqua fitness, boxing and circuit classes are also part of the 2020 program. At this time of year, many people set new health goals and the expanded program has been designed to help everyone achieve their goals and lead healthier, more active lives.


Check out the full Choose to Move 2020 program at www.sunshinecoast. qld.gov.au/healthysunshinecoast. Attending a class is a great way to meet new people – many of the Healthy Sunshine Coast regulars say making new friends is one of the most positive things about getting involved. In addition to exercise classes, Healthy Sunshine Coast also offers mindfulness and meditation courses and nutrition workshops.

CALL FOR COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATIONS Can your community group make our community more vibrant, active, inclusive or resilient? If so, apply for Council’s Community Grants program. Council’s Community Grants Program – Major Grants (all categories) and Minor Grants (community events category only) is now open and close on March 16. The program supports not-for-profit community groups with one-off projects, events and activities that benefit the Sunshine Coast community. Attend one of the free grant writing workshops being held across the region in late February. To find out how your community group can apply for funding, visit Council’s website and search for Grants Programs.


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Curious how to help your students become future environmental leaders? Heard about Kids in Action, but not sure what it involves? Join the Kids in Action team for a helpful Information Night on Tuesday, February 18 at the Arts & Ecology Centre at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens. This year’s theme is We are Botanica: Plants for healthy bodies, minds, spirit and planet. The information night will discuss how to connect the program with your curriculum; Aboriginal pedagogical approaches and much more. To register or learn more, please email kidsinaction@ sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

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NOMINATE NOW TO BUILD COMMUNITY Sunshine Coast Council is inviting expressions of interest from community representatives to become a part of the Sunshine Coast Community Strategy Leadership Group – an initiative that will bring together key partners to implement Council’s Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041. The Leadership Group will help lead and guide the delivery of the Strategy’s objectives and activities and track and report upon the progress and impact. Visit Council’s website.

SUNSHINE COAST MASS TRANSIT ON THE MOVE An effective mass transit solution continues to move forward with an independent consultant’s progress report presented at Council’s January Ordinary Meeting reinforcing the benefits to the community. Council is continuing to work on the preliminary business case, which will be completed mid-year. When completed, this detailed modelling will evaluate all three options and will be brought to council for determination mid-year. Visit masstransit.sunshinecoast. qld.gov.au. for more information.

FROM THE MAYOR The Events Centre, Caloundra is evolving with our growing region. The centre has been transformed inside and out, with an $8.18 million redevelopment to be officially opened this week. The upgraded facility now boasts state-of-the-art technology, new catering facilities and the latest sound equipment that provides a superb visitor experience. Sunshine Coast Council proudly supports The Events Centre as one of the largest function and performance venues on the Coast, with fine dining, high-tech staging and equipment for large and small dinners, awards nights, conferences and special events. A $2.96 million grant from the Federal Government under the Building Better Regions Fund, along with Council’s contribution of $5.18 million since 2017-2018 and generous financial support of $42,000 from community members and local businesses, has helped make this project possible. The Events Centre is now geared to welcome even more events. I encourage everyone to check the upcoming program and attend an event soon.

Mark Jamieson Mayor Sunshine Coast Council

Do you like meeting people from all over the world? Award-winning Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated and friendly volunteers to join their amazing team of tour guides. Train on the job and be part of the oldest surviving Cobb & Co coach stop on the 1868 Brisbane to *\PSLHJROG¿HOGVUXQ

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Keeping it simple

Glow for it

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira performed an electrifying Super Bowl halftime show last week. The age-defying Latina stars (JLo is 50 and Shakira is 43) both swear by daily sunscreen, water and plenty of sleep to maintain their youthful complexions. When it comes to beauty products, Shakira favours minimal makeup. JLo is a big fan of the nude lip and loves Tarte Color Splash Lipstick in Siesta, $32 3D and Huda Beauty B Highlighter Palette in Bronze Sands, $82. Both products are available from Sephora, Sunshine Plaza. P


Rageism is a new makeup line formulated for older women. The Allll Day Foundation is for mature skin and contains ns moisturisers to hydrate and enrich skin and light-reflecting particles to give a natural glow and nd dewy finish, $65 from rageismbeauty.com.au. u.

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Turning Tu back time ba A cconcealer is a makeup must-have for any age mu but this one is great for mature skin. Maybelline’s ma Instant Age Rewind Ins Eraser Dark Circles Era Treatment Concealer Tre instantly minimises ins discolouration and dark dis circles, $19.95 from circ Priceline and Chemist Pri Warehouse. Wa

P Pots of gold Trinny London is a new cosmetics range that encourages the use of creamy makeup as we age, as well as a less-is-more approach. Products come in little stackable tubs, so you can create a stack of shades perfectly matched to your colouring. We love the Eye2Eye in Fortune, a rich molten copper, $34 from trinnylondon.com/au.

Line up for liquid blush A liquid blush is more flattering than a powder blush on ageing skin. Try Nars Liquid Blush in Dolce Vita, a matte dusty rose, $46 from Mecca Maxima, Sunshine Plaza.

THE JUGGLING ACT Accomplished journalist, tv presenter and mum, Melissa Doyle AM will speak about her career and the juggling act women play at the next In Conversation lunch celebrating International Women’s Day. Guests will be entertained by Bob Downe, one of Australias most loved comedy characters.

Tickets: $120 Includes lunch, drinks and entertainment

Friday 6 March, 2020 11.30am–2pm

For further savings book a table of 8


Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina venue114.com.au 07 5413 1400

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Visit Cozie Swimwear for 30 to 50 per cent off a large range of selected swimwear and resort wear. Limited time only. Cozie Swimwear, 5437 2523 cozieswimwear.com.au

F R A N K i E 4 favourite These will become your go-to shoe whether it’s for all day wear at work with a pair of classic pants or to wear after hours with shorts or jeans. FRANKiE4 ELLiE available in a large range of colours from Shannon’s Shoes. Shannon’s Shoes 5491 1303, shannonsshoes.com.au

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SUMMER fashion STUNNING eyewear Martin wells eyewear available for ladies and men. Uniquely different, new stock arriving soon in store. Better Vision Eyecare 5492 8033

The Paloma Over Shirt is the perfect top to pop over your swimmers or a camisole. Shop fashion online and in store now. Dan Scott Fashion & Accessories 0423 353 933 danscottstyle.com

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S M O K E Y quartz Hot off the bench, handcrafted fancy cut smokey quartz 27-mm x 19-mm enhancer pendant, just finished by David $2500 – great value! K. Smith & Son Jewellers 5491 8733, ksmithandson.com.au

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Caloundra Yellow Brick Laneway Sale

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Caloundra Street Sale starting Monday 24 February to Sunday 1 March

Saturday 29 February | 5-9pm

*Participating stores only

Laneway Party

Join us for an Elton John themed evening of song, dance, food and a pop up bar. Lamkin Lane, Downtown Caloundra

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Sami Muirhead asks what a group of mermaids is called and says ‘pod’ isn’t good enough for these mythical creatures.

Candice Holznagel shares a personal story about the devastation drink driving can cause and says calls for a zero blood alcohol limit are misguided.


hat do you think a group of mermaids should be called? Mermaids are half-fish, so is a group of them called a school? They are also half-human, so perhaps it would be a tribe? It is an unexpected but fun question sparked this week by a friend who asked me to help her solve this riddle. Reality has me a little overwhelmed this week, so I swam in my mind as fast as I could to dive deep into the mystical mermaid waters and take up the challenge. A little girl Charlotte tells me the correct label for a group of mermaids is a pod. I am sorry young Charlotte, but a pod of mermaids does not sound fabulous enough for such a sight. If I had the power to rewrite the correct collective nouns for animals and other wonderful creatures, I would put forward a glamour of mermaids. One friend claims an extravaganza of the finned females is quite fitting. One brave bloke I know claims they should be called a coven of water witches. My husband says they are a slew of sexiness. I have always loved a good collective noun. The inner geek in me thinks they are very cool. The English language is tough and makes no sense, but collective nouns are like the George Clooney of the English language – they are fun and everyone likes them. Even

when I went through my rebellious stage at high school, I always kept my love of crazy group animal names such as a raft of otters; a scurry of seals; a battery of barracudas; and a cackle of hyenas. And when I say rebellious stage at school, I pretty much failed high school because I thought I was an adult and partied every night because Mum was in hospital for six months after a really bad car accident. My brother and sister and I got up to all sorts of mischief and if there was a collective noun for us it could have been a dirtbag of teenagers! The Kardashian clan could be labelled an annoyance of humans. Prince Andrew and his gang is a creep of royals and the Hemsworth boys (Chris, Liam and the third one Luke) are a buffet of brothers. In a week when the world is pretty serious, just shut your eyes and if you think of a great word for a group of mermaids please let me know! And here are a few more collective nouns for you to wow your family and friends this week and to leave a smile on your face. A rhumba of rattlesnakes; a memory of elephants; a business of ferrets; a stubbornness of rhinoceroses; a shiver of sharks; a dazzle of zebras; a fever of stingrays; a wisdom of wombats and a prickle of porcupines. You are welcome.

“One bloke claims they should be called a coven of water witches”

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

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little over eight years ago I received a phone call that I will never forget. My best friend, my younger brother, was lying unconscious in an ICU ward. It was New Year’s Day and as a 24-year-old newly engaged man with a terrific job, family and friends, the world was his oyster. He had a broken neck and had a possible break in his lower spine. He was alive, but he may never walk again, I was told. My heart tore in two as I was told he had made a life-altering decision to get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence of alcohol. An off-duty police officer had spotted a dim headlight of the overturned vehicle in a paddock on a back country road. Not wearing a seatbelt, my brother had been thrown through the windscreen and lay semi-conscious in the scrub. Thankfully the officer knew not to move his body and, upon his recovery, we were told it was this action that probably saved him from being wheelchair bound for the rest of his life. The path to improvement was difficult – surgeries, a halo, nerve pain management. The damage is life-long. He continues to pay physically and mentally and will live with that split-second decision forever. He has never asked for sympathy. He owns his mistake. And, to think it could have been worse. If there had been other motorists on the road that night, who knows the suffering that other families would have endured. This reality is not lost on my brother.

Last week, the family of the four Sydney children who were struck and killed by an alleged drink driver renewed calls for a zero blood alcohol limit. The tragic death of these children has sparked a nationwide debate. Some say it is a kneejerk reaction, others are backing the calls. At the end of the day the pain from the death of siblings Antony 13, Angelina 12, Sienna, 9 and their cousin Veronique 11, is something the family will forever have to endure. Their lives will never been the same. My brother, now a father of two, says the proposed change will stop those motorists who may have previously had a beer or wine before getting behind the wheel, but it won’t stop those uneducated split-second decisions. In that moment, nothing stops your poor actions. Instead, let’s call for early intervention within our children’s curriculum. Let’s also talk about it at home and instil a sense of understanding and responsibility in young minds. By the time children are 15 or 16, they may have already had their first experience with alcohol and have also formed many of their core values. Secondly, instead of calling for a renewed alcohol limit, I believe authority figures need to be investigating options to install mandatory breathalysers in each and every vehicle. Sure, you may see it as an inconvenience to blow into a bag each time you start the car. But just think about that 30 seconds and how it could save an innocent life.

Candice Holznagel has spent the past 16 years working across multiple media and communication platforms. She is MWP’s editor. Follow her on Instagram @eatlovetravel.


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Roast Night WEDNESDAY ROAST NIGHT T Don’t feel like cooking? Head into Maroochy Surf Club for a roast every Wednesday night. Choose from a selection of roast pork, beef and lamb with vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, pumpkin and gravy for $14.90 ($16.90 non members). Maroochy Surf Club, Maroochydore, 5443 1298, maroochysurfclub.com.au.

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TUESDAY PIZZA NIGHT! Tuesday is pizza night with all pizzas only $19. Why not try the Moroccan spiced lamb with pulled lamb, pine nuts, fetta, red onion, mint, preserved lemon, mozzarella and cumin yoghurt? It’s delicious! Driftwood Restaurant, Diddillibah, 5458 2200, rivershore.com.au.


BEST CALAMARI ON THE COAST One of the most popular menu items on the Coast is calamari and chips. Head in to Bridge Seafood and try it if you haven’t yet. It’s super tender and tasty! While you’re there, check out the huge range of fresh seafood. Tuck into your favourite dishes overlooking Mooloolah River or take away to enjoy at home or by the water. Bridge Seafood, Mooloolaba, 5406 0468, bridgeseafood.com.au.

FRESH NEW FLAVOURS The summer menu by executive chef Gareth Collins awaits you for lunch and dinner in the bistro. 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.




SEAFOOD PLATTER The hot weather calls for seafood, salads and picnics on the beach. Pop in and pick up a fresh seafood platter to take away for only $50. Feel like a wine or beer to go with it? Then why not dine in, they are fully licensed. Fisheries On The Spit, Mooloolaba, 5444 1165, fisheriesonthespit.com.au.

$15.90 STEAK NIGHT + KIDS EAT FREE Club Kawana continues its Thursday Steak Night in 2020 from 5.30pm. Choose from rib fillet, rump or T-bone plus kids eat free with a paying adult ($17.90 for non-members). Club Kawana, Wurtulla, 5493 1233, clubkawana.com.au. myweeklypreview.com.au

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Scott Matthison, The Dock Mooloolaba, 4pm Johnny Spitz, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Esteban, Malt Shovel Taphouse, 5.30pm Rock N Roll Boys, Club Kawana, 6.30pm Harii Badhu, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 6.30pm Bart Thrupp, Solbar, 7pm Party Therapy, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 8pm Chester, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm Got You Covered, Coolum Surf Club, 9pm DJ Jarrod Brake, The Dock Mooloolaba, 9pm

Will Brighton, Malt Shovel Taphouse, 1pm Solar, Parklands Tavern, 1pm Ordio, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 2pm Patch Brown, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 2pm Full House, The Dock Mooloolaba, 3pm The Darlington Stripes, Alex Surf Club, 3.30pm Alivan Blu, Solbar, 6pm

SEAFOOD SUNDAYS Don’t miss seafood Sundays. Purchase a seafood tower and bottle of wine for $60. Limited towers each week so get in early. Waterfront Hotel, Diddillibah 5458 2777, waterfronthotel.com.au.


Liam Waller, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Craig Madden, Malt Shovel Taphouse, 5.30pm Harii & Kristin, Brightwater Hotel, 6pm Isabel Wood, Parklands Tavern, 6pm Tony Boyd, The Dock Mooloolaba, 6pm Johnny Spitz, Club Kawana, 6.30pm Alisha Todd, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 6.30pm Oly Sherman, Solbar, 7pm Aussie Boogaloo, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm DJ Shannon B, The Dock Mooloolaba, 8pm Playing Vega, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 8pm Chester, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm Chloe Behrens, Coolum Surf Club, 9pm

Sundown Friday’s 2.0, Alex Surf Club, 4pm Greg McInnes, Malt Shovel Taphouse, 5.30pm Dwig & Co, Brightwater Hotel, 6pm Better Together, Cooroy RSL, 6pm Solar, Parklands Tavern, 6pm John Veloso, The Dock Mooloolaba, 6pm Craig Taylor, Club Kawana, 6.30pm Mitch & Trey, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 6.30pm Fonix, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm DJ Shannon B, The Dock Mooloolaba, 8pm Old Skool, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 8pm Undercover Blonde, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm Isabel Wood, Coolum Surf Club, 9pm


$8 COFFEE & CAKE DEAL Enjoy spectacular coastal views, barista-made coffee and the daily cake special at Buderim Tavern. Catch up with friends over coffee and cake. Make your mothers groups catch-up here – there’s plenty of space for the kids to play. Book a table today. Available all day, every day. Buderim Tavern, Buderim. 5453 3777, buderimtavern.com.au.

Brown Trouts, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 12pm Stuart White, The Dock Mooloolaba, 4pm Isabel Wood, Alex Surf Club, 4.30pm Rachel Ellen, Malt Shovel Taphouse, 5.30pm Mason Hope, Club Kawana, 6.30pm Harii Badhu, Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 6.30pm Tane Tokorangi, Solbar, 7pm Dad and Dane, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm Dave Ritter Band, The Surf Club Mooloolaba, 8pm CC the Cat, Solbar, 8pm Aaron James Trio, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm Taleena Peck Duo, Coolum Surf Club, 9pm DJ Paulie V, The Dock Mooloolaba, 9pm

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time LUXURY FLOATING PACKAGE ONBOARD WHALE ONE Sail into the sunset with your plus one on board Whale One’s Whale You Be Mine Valentine’s Day package. Cruise the Mooloolah River while enjoying live music, cold canapes and a welcome drink. An onboard bar is also available so guests can toast the night away. Boarding at 5.30pm, the floating experience is $50 per person or $100 per person for the VIP option. Visit whaleone.com.au for more.

Save the date Love is in the air, and whether you’re a hopeless romantic going all-out, or keeping it low-key yet thoughtful, we’ve got you covered. From dinner for two, adventure activities or fun with the whole family, Sunshine Coast venues are dishing up something sweet this Valentine’s Day.


SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY MENUS, COCKTAIL & ROSES AT SUNSHINE COAST HOTELS Some of the Coast’s most popular venues are set to celebrate all things love this Valentine’s Day. Baringa Tavern, Parklands Tavern and Brightwater Hotel will have full table service, with white tablecloths and a special rose for each couple dining at the venue. There’ll also be a special Love Potion signature cocktail available, plus meals from a Valentine’s Day menu. To find out more visit suncoasthotels.com.au.

SHOWCASE YOUR ARTISTIC STYLE For those who love to be creative and show their fun side, book in for the Art Hub’s Paint Your Mate workshop and experiment with your artistic talents while sipping vino. This one-off Valentine’s Day event starts at 7pm and runs for just over two hours. The cost is $90 for a couple’s booking or $50 for a single booking. More information can be found at thearthubsc.com.au. NOVOTEL RESORT’S DINNER, DRINKS & SPA PAMPERING Enjoy delectable wine and great food at one of the Coast’s longest-standing venues, Novotel Sunshine Coast, this Valentine’s Day. Have a drink at the bar before indulging in a Brazilian barbecue feast with platters perfected for two. Bookings are essential and can be made by visiting novotelsunshinecoast.com.au or calling 5448 8000. And for those wanting to spoil themselves some more, try the spa facilities and pampering options including massages and treatments for two.

MARY VALLEY’S LOVE TRAIN Take a romantic step back in time with an experience on board the Mary Valley Rattler while taking in the Mary Valley’s scenery. Depart the Historic Gympie Station in Gympie at 5pm, enjoy canapes and bubbles in Amamoor, then return at 7.30pm. Canapes, dancing and entertainment is on offer at Gympie Station until 9pm, with bar service available on board and at Gympie Station. It’s $99 per person and bookings can be made at maryvalleyrattler.com.au.

GET SWEET & SPICY AT SPIRIT HOUSE Enjoy a fine dining experience for two with a special Valentine’s Day set menu for $150 per person at The Spirit House, Yandina. You’ll be treated to a night of memorable cuisine packed with flavour set in a relaxed rainforest setting. To book call 5446 8977.

A TRUE MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN: BEERS & TAPAS Offering more than floral hops and toffee malts, Malt Shovel serves locally sourced ingredients to create delicious meals designed to share. Its Be My Valentine set menu for $79 for two people is not only great value, it also includes a glass of pink prosecco or craft beer on arrival. Enjoy a mixed tapas platter, rotisserie for two and a trio of desserts. Call 1800 827 468 to book.

ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO AT MOOLOOLABA’S SEE RESTAURANT Dine in style overlooking the water and enjoy a romantic evening. See Restaurant is a local favourite thanks to its fresh produce and ambient setting. For $95 per person, enjoy a four-course meal with a glass of sparkling. Call 5444 5044 or visit seerestaurant.com.au. FUN NIGHT OUT WITH MINI GOLF For the couple who loves a relaxed date night, but still wants comfort and style, Maroochy River Golf Club ticks all the boxes. Members and non-members are welcome, with Friday

FRESH FROM THE LOCAL TRAWLERS Prawns - Bugs - Oysters - Crabs - Fish - Lobster Phone orders welcome! Dine in or Takeaway

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RIVER ROMANCE WITH YOUR SWEETHEART AT PIER 33 Set on the edge of Mooloolaba Marina, Pier 33 is an ideal option for soaking up the coastal vistas over plates that are curated for sharing. Start with a vino or cocktail out on the deck and head inside to enjoy a tantalising dining experience. There will be a $90 per person Valentine’s Day special, as well as the regular menu being offered. Try the seafood paella, then finish off the evening with a trio of warm profiteroles. Visit pier33.com.au or phone 5294 5675.

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TAKE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO NEW HEIGHTS For adventurer lovers, be sure to consider a helicopter ride with your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Ocean View Helicopters offers flights from the Glass House Mountains, Bribie Island, the Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Fraser Island. Guests can surprise their loved one even more with a Fly ‘n’ Dine experience or a champagne sunset package. Head to oceanviewheli.com.au.


night mini golf fun on offer. Following your game, enjoy a beverage and a bite to eat at the Cane Cutters Bar and Bistro. For more information, call 5373 1000 or visit maroochyrivergolfclub.com.au.








The John Farnham experience

AUSSIE WORLD FESTIVAL IS ONE FOR THE DESSERT LOVERS If desserts are your favourite meal of the day, then pop along to Aussie World on Saturday, February 15 as it transforms into a sweets haven. Bring your one and only or the whole family for this day of fun featuring loads of dessert food trucks, live music, dessert wine tasting, demonstrations, more than 30 artisan markets from the Sunshine Coast Collective Markets, plus activities and entertainment for the kids. Expect to find brownies, chimney cakes, doughnuts, ice-cream, dessert dumplings, crepes, lollies and more. Sign us up! Entry starts at $10.

THE DOCK MOOLOOLABA – SINGLES NIGHT FUN FOR EVERYONE For the singles out there, you’re not forgotten as Mooloolaba’s The Dock is hosting a night of fun and mingling. There’ll be live music and a DJ to dance along to, a roving Polaroid photographer, as well as free entry for all. Tony Boyd will perform from 6pm to 8pm and from 8pm to 12pm DJ Shannon B will play for the crowd with all of the latest mixes. For more information call 1300 843 362 or head to thedockmooloolaba.com.

CHEESE & WINE: A TRUE LOVE AFFAIR Meander along the Coast’s hinterland to Montville’s Flame Hill winery and sip on a range of wines paired with a tasty cheese board. Positioned 420 metres above sea level and offering stunning views across the range, Flame Hill’s award-winning restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic lunch with your special Valentine. There’s also onsite luxury cottage accommodation – a great option for couples who want to extend their romantic weekend. More information on the winery and all that it offers guests can be found at flamehill.com.au.

CRUISE MOOLOOLAH RIVER WITH YOUR LOVE IN SUNNY COAST STYLE Spoil your love with a sunset and seafood cruise with Mooloolaba Cruises, which is offering a special reef and beef menu. You and your love will receive a glass of champers on arrival, as you while away the hours exploring the scenic romantic lights of the Mooloolah canals and surrounds. There’s also an option to add special roses, Moët and choccies to your booking. For more information on this special Valentine’s Day soiree, visit mooloolabacruises.com.au or phone 0428 576 474 to book.


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2-COURSE DINNER + SHOW Maroochy RSL Events Centre Level 1 Saturday 29 February 2020 TICKETS WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY, BOOK ONLINE NOW:


Michael Castle and the five-piece band perform an impressive tribute to Australian legend John Farnham, playing all his hits – from Sadie to You’re The Voice. Don’t miss this fabulous 2-course dinner and show – it will sell out!

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straight off the trawler Make your Valentine’s Day special with a beautiful waterfront dinner for two! Book today & receive a glass of sparkling wine each on arrival* * Valentine’s Day Feb 14, 2020 only,

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home The Cronus.60 Black is a sleek, matte-finished pendant with integrated LED panel strips. It’s from Andrew’s Light Up, $299.

Contemporary While modern refers to an era that has passed, contemporary is a style that reflects current trends – the here and now. Lighting styles are constantly changing to reflect society’s changing interior design moods.

Mid-century modern Popularity of the design movement that spanned from around 1930 through the 1960s, with a significant focus on the period from 1945 to 1969, has not wavered. The style centres on quality craftsmanship and organic materials. If you need an example, think Mad Men meets modernism.


Minimalist Sleek, simple yet stylish – this sums up minimalism design. The best part is this type of lighting will go with most interior designs, even if your overall look doesn’t reflect all of the minimalist principles. Oriel Lighting Lane White table lamp, Andrew’s Light Up, $89.95

The Staggered Glass 6-light chandelier in milk and antique brass is from West Elm, $599.

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Organic A relatively new trend, urban organic interior design lends itself to muted tones, natural materials and simplicity.

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If you love the luxury of a chandelier, but want a slightly more simplified approach, the Hamilton Crystal pendant could be the answer. The elegant light is from Domayne.

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Spoil yourself with the luxurious Aura Paros bath towel range. The products are made from sustainably sourced cotton and feature a hand-knotted fringe. You can shop the range at Domayne.

The Muse Amelie bathroom accessories are subtle yet stylish thanks to the rose gold finishes. This pretty polyresin range includes soap dispenser, tumbler, toothbrush holder and toilet brush holder. The set is available from Pillow Talk.

The Australian-designed Spin Brushed Brass In-Wall Basin Mixer with a rectangle plate will bring a little luxe to your bathroom. It’s from Highgrove Bathrooms.

We love the subtle terrazzo material and dusk rose colour of the Home Republic Quartz tray. Perfect for styling with hand soap or accessories such as a rose gold brush. The tray is from Adairs.

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Give your bathroom a decorative makeover with marble or mosaic tiles. If you want to splash out, you can’t go past the Antique Carrara range from Beaumont Tiles. With intricate blue-grey veining throughout, the marble-look product features a polished finish.

Sumptuous tubs, intricate tapware and rich tiling are taking over home bathrooms this year and we love the look. From bold patterns to pared-back neutral tones, the finished style is up to you. For statement pieces, interior designers predict that feature lighting and beautiful tubs will be big in 2020.

The Oliver Pink Cast Iron Clawfoot Bath with gold feet is the perfect blend of luxury and vintage style. If you choose a statement bath, keep accessories simple in neutral tones. This tub is from Highgrove Bathrooms.

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AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19) Mercury (planet of communication and commerce) starts reversing through your money zone, so avoid signing contracts and buying big-ticket items until after March 10. Plus, be extra careful how you pass on information.

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CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20) With Mercury reversing through your social networking zone, double-check all comments before you post. Prosperity planet Jupiter is visiting your sign until December 19, so make sure you capitalise on the lucky opportunities that come your way.




SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21) Uranus encourages a more alternative approach to your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Prosperity planet Jupiter and inspiration planet Neptune fire up your finance and work zones, so find creative ways to boost cash flow.

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SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22) Mercury is now in retrograde mode, so – when it comes to a child, lover or friend – hold onto your seat and prepare for a rollercoaster ride You’ll find the less open you are to change, the more dramatic these disruptions will be.

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LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23) This week, a platonic relationship or a professional partnership could veer off into surprising new territory. And are you being a lazy Leo? Neptune and Jupiter highlight your wellbeing and regeneration zones, so strive to be the healthiest lion you can be.



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Jupiter and Neptune activate your partnership zone, so a relationship is set to improve in leaps and bounds. Singles – use your intuition to help you find your soulmate. Retro Mercury gives you more time to reflect on what it is you really want.

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With Mercury in retrograde mode, pursuing your dreams won’t be a direct journey – there will be plenty of twists and turns along the way! And with Jupiter and Neptune stimulating your personal travel zone, adventure beckons over the coming year.





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SALES SUCCESS AS AUCTIONS DRIVE UP PRICES As buyers flock to open homes on the Sunshine Coast, local real estate experts agree that auctions are the best way for vendors to sell their homes. My Property Preview discovers why. WORDS: Rachael Tickner.


he Coast’s property market is tracking well with many agents reporting prices are rising, and with demand outweighing supply, industry experts say auctions are the answer to optimal sales. Steve Turner of Platinum Properties says an auction is the only way to sell property for the highest price in the least amount of time. “It will give you the maximum price in the current market within a four-week period,” he says. “It’s an unconditional cash sale with settlement in 30 days. No other method can give you the same result. “Auctions give you the opportunity to receive offers prior to the auction and all the offers need to be cash and unconditional prior to the auction date. Come auction day, you will have a very good idea where your property is pricewise, due to offers throughout the auction campaign. Then put all the buyers in one place under ‘auction conditions’ and you will know that the end result is the maximum amount buyers will pay for your property,” Mr Turner explains. “We are seeing increased numbers of

registered bidders at all our auctions, which shows property on the Sunshine Coast is experiencing an increase in both prices and clearance rates. This is having a marked effect on the final sale price. “Our most recent Auction at 14 Lindeman Avenue, Buderim last week saw seven registered bidders on a Friday afternoon, in fierce competition pushing the price above the reserve.” Gordon Macdonald of The Auction Group says auctions benefit both the seller and buyer as they have the opportunity to negotiate in a transparent way. “When

buyers have a platform they can trust, it’s easy for them to put their best foot forward knowing they can see, touch and feel the whole negotiation process,” he says. “For sellers, it’s creating the opportunity for certainty when negotiating with terms that are unconditional. The benefits of no-price marketing allows there to be pressure on prices, knowing it isn’t capped. Last year we had on average two registered bidders per auction, meaning they were in a pre-approved position or were in a position to make offers unconditionally.” Define Property Agents principal and chief auctioneer Ross Cattle agrees that auctions, when paired with a solid marketing campaign, can lead to optimal sales results. “We recommend auctions to owners because it’s the only proven method that really works in terms of achieving the highest possible price. “An action campaign handled by a good auction agent, accompanied with a real proper marketing campaign, leads to extraordinary results. Two weeks ago, a property was $290,000 over reserve price,” Mr Cattle explains. Keith Blanchard, principal and sales

consultant at North Shore Realty, is also riding the auction wave. “Auctions are the most successful method of sale,” he says. The advantages include a more expansive marketing campaign that includes “the very important printed media”. “Currently, our in-room auctions for houses have a better than 90 per cent clearance rate and units are 80 per cent over the whole campaign,” he adds. Mr Turner’s agency has also obtained stellar outcomes as a result of going to auction. “Recent market improvements have seen us sell all our recent auctions under the hammer so [that is a ]100 per cent success rate since around October.” Mr Cattle also backs auctions for leading to better outcomes: “Almost every auction we list sells before, at or after auction, and huge portion of these sales would not have been achieved with a different strategy.” Mr Macdonald says, “Although property auctions are the minority when compared to their private treaty counterparts, they are at the forefront of the market. In a big way, auctions are the barometer for how the market is tracking.”

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This could be your view on life at 42 Sunrise Drive. With its perfect north facing aspect, set in the prestigious Brighton Precinct this home commands panoramic views over the timber boardwalk to the lake and parklands beyond. Simply stunning. • There are luxury touches throughout this home’s design that will captivate you. All 3 bedrooms have their own bathrooms. The master offers more than enough space for a sitting area, generous dressing room / walk in robe and ensuite. However, its show stopper is the views over the water. • A gourmet kitchen is central to the large internal and external living areas. It’s high end Fisher & Paykel appliances makes entertaining a breeze. A walk in pantry offers more cupboard & shelving. • Taking full advantage of its due north aspect, this home’s open plan draws in natural light into its interiors creating space and joy. Zoned and ducted air-conditioning takes care of the full heat of our coastal summers. Plus there’s always the pool to take a refreshing dip in. What a lifestyle!

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10 Banfield Place. Enjoy a stunning, waterfront lifestyle.

8 Bedarra Cct. Almost complete but ready to inspect now!

The builder is excited to update that this home is only days away from completion. Call us today to arrange an inspection of this beautiful waterfront home! You have the opportunity to get in early to secure this stunning family home with its 180 degree easterly lake views. • Louvres have been extensively used through the home to maximise the blocks natural airflows and ambient light. Large, glass sliding doors welcome the magnificent views right into the living areas. The kitchen offers the latest technologies from Electrolux; induction cooktop, integrated dishwasher, blue toothed exhaust and multifunction 90cm Pyrolytic oven. • The large combined, dining and living space is designed to accommodate a growing family and offers loads of natural light and stunning views to its outdoor area, pool and lake. • Year round, sustainable comfort with zoned, ducted AC and a 5.5kw solar system.

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the central Bedarra park, this home takes maximum advantage of its corner allotment aspect, enjoying loads of natural light and airflow. Plus there’s room for a ground floor pergola. • Inside you will be delighted with the polished timber floors and open plan feel that is enhanced with the use of louvred windows. Urban chic meets Queensland character. • The kitchen is a dream, with its two pack kitchen and modern appliances. Plenty of work space. Plus there’s a separate laundry with direct access to the drying court. • Upstairs the bedrooms offer great spaces with fans and views. Trendy decorative touches and floor to ceiling tiling feature in both bathrooms. • Plus there’s ducted air-con to both levels ensuring year round comfort. Come see it today!

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33 Bauhinia Drive, Mooloolaba Owners have moved on and want this property sold! Act now to secure this impressive penthouse style home offering space and privacy while located just minutes from Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headland beaches. Perfectly suited to downsizers this new home will suit anyone looking for low maintenance living with a secure lock up and leave option.

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Penthouse style home Low maintenance/Lock up and leave Triple garage with storage Space, privacy & security Solar Power System & Air-conditioned



Auction: Saturday 29th February 12pm Inspect: Saturday 15th February 2-2.30pm Wednesday 19th February 5-5.30pm Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545


2/11 Marjorie Street, Mooloolaba Looking to downsize but don’t want to compromise on space or style? Look no further than this brand new archeticually designed duplex located in the highly desirable precinct of Mooloolaba. Low maintenance and under builders warranty, this contempory abode with no body corporate fees and low outgoings is the last one and on the market to be SOLD!


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Brand new duplex - builders warranty No body corporate fees Extremely low outgoings Pet friendly / private pool Walk to shops, beaches & Mooloolaba



Price: Buyers from $1.3 Million Should Enquire Inspect: Saturday 15th February 3-3.30pm Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545


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AUCTION UNBELIVABLE VALUE - MOOLOOLABA WATERFRONT AT ITS BEST 28 Yallanga Place, Mooloolaba As you enter the front gates you are greeted with a stunning heated magnesium inground north facing pool and decked area for all year round entertaining. Step into the lower level of this generous two-story home and you will find ample living spaces with a large dining room and lounge, a family room overlooking the stunning water views and a rumpus room or guest bedroom with its own ensuite facilities.The kitchen is modern with stainless steel appliances. A private inspection is an absolute must.


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Huge 680sqm lot 20m frontage 12m pontoon and dry dock Prive cul-de-sac location Secure gated property 5kW solar power



Auction: Forthcoming Auction Inspect: Saturday 15th February 12-12.30 & Thursday 20th February 5-5.30 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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AUCTION MASSIVE MINYAMA OPPORTUNITY - SELLING NOW OR AT AUCTION! 1 Waringa Court, Minyama Located in a private cul-de-sac position, the home offers a remarkable opportunity to renovate and create your own waterfront masterpiece whilst capitalising on the relaxed coastal position. Add your own personal touches and make your dream waterfront lifestyle a reality. Embracing the very essence of the Sunshine Coast lifestyle to perfection, we urge you to act fast as opportunities in this tightly held precinct don’t last long. A private inspection is a must.


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Deepwater with ocean access 42m frontage Private boat ramp Sparkling in ground pool Stunning water views Triple garaging



Auction: Saturday 22nd February at 11am Inspect: Saturday 15th February 11-11.30am Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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AUCTION OUTSTANDING MOOLOOLABA OPPORTUNITY... OWNER SAYS SELL!! 35 Moondarra Crescent, Mooloolaba This absolutely stunning home, set on a large 782 sqm lot in Moondarra Crescent has a massive 28.5m water frontage, and is only a short walk to the restaurant vibe of the Mooloolaba Esplanade and its amazing beach. The house has been tastefully updated in every way in the recent years and would be a perfect huge family home or an opportunity to create 2 living areas, using the self-contained rooms downstairs. We highly recommend a private inspection before it’s too late!


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orth Shore Realty Group is proud to introduce the latest boutique townhouse development in the heart of Coolum Beach – Villas on Sunrise. Meticulously designed by awardwinning architect Steven Manson from Mayhill Architecture, each of the freestanding luxury villas seamlessly complements the beautiful coastal location within which it sits. Villas on Sunrise is situated in the centre of Coolum’s bustling retail and dining

precinct, yet is just footsteps from the pristine white sands and rolling dunes of iconic Coolum Beach. Boasting beautiful natural surroundings, Coolum combines a quiet residential environment with enviable convenience and easy access to the wider Sunshine Coast region. “When you choose to call Villas on Sunrise home, you can make the most of the convenient location with the many amenities on your doorstep and the beach,

Stumers Creek, parks and coastal walkways just a short stroll away” says Ben Thomson, Property Consultant at North Shore Realty. “The design focus was to create functional and liveable townhouses to enhance lifestyle while maximising space with an emphasis on utilising natural light and achieving optimal privacy. On completion, this upscale development will showcase nine standalone townhouses, each with an individual slab, meaning no shared walls with neighbouring villas. Superbly crafted with contemporary, open plan layouts, multiple living zones and expansive use of glass to maximise natural light and ventilation, each townhouse welcomes the beachside vibe and temperate climate into its interior. Residences feature entrance void ceilings, European appliances, superior fittings and ducted air conditioning as standard inclusions, while provisions for an internal lift and an optional swimming pool allow for each to be tailored to individual requirements. Generous, private courtyards showcasing easy care, landscaped gardens ensure blissful indoor/outdoor living and make Villas on Sunrise an ideal choice for occupants with pets and those who enjoy alfresco entertaining.

Raised on the Sunshine Coast, developers Adam and Billy of ARC Developments have an affinity with the region and handpicked Coolum for this project as the growing suburb on the coast. With Noosa 15 minutes to the north, the Maroochydore CBD and Sunshine Coast airport to the south, the Sunshine Coast hinterland to the west and the Pacific Ocean in the east, Villas on Sunrise at Coolum balances a sublime coastal lifestyle with genuine liveability and easy convenience. It offers an unrivalled, relaxed location close to a major hub with strong economic growth and employment opportunities. Celebrating understated luxury and stylish sophistication, Villas on Sunrise is the embodiment of blissful beachside living and laidback coastal vibe – a magnetic combination that makes this stunning development truly one of a kind.

AT A GLANCE Villas On Sunrise Where: 36-40 Sunrise Avenue, Coolum Beach Price: Contact Agent for details Contact: Ben Thomson 0447 057 651


MOOLOOLABA, 801/21 Douglas Street

Nova On Douglas - Penthouse Apartment With Stunning Views! This perfectly positioned Mooloolaba beachside landmark encapsulates apartment living at its best. Nova was built to a very high standard six years ago by one of the Sunshine Coasts leading Property Developers. This 96m2 apartment is positioned at the top of the building on the 8th floor and is stylishly designed. Featuring 2-bedroom, 2-bathrooms with racking high ceilings throughout. The open plan kitchen, dining, lounge space leads you to the large sliding glass windows. Nova resort style facilities are first class with Swimming Pool and entertainment area, Steam Room and Gym.

OPEN HOME: Saturday 15th Feb 10-10.30am AUCTION: On Site Saturday 22nd Feb 11am AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575







Tranquil Wildwood - Exclusive Mooloolah Haven Tucked away at the end of a quiet, leafy, private access cul-de-sac, in a very exclusive enclave of high end, luxury homes, is this stellar property. This piece of Sunshine Coast paradise is ready for the astute buyer to create a true haven that the whole family can enjoy. With views of the tranquil bushland setting from every room, be in harmony with the surrounding nature. The open planned living area opens onto the covered deck, meander down the timber pathway to the private pool and expansive outdoor entertaining area.

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OPEN HOME: Saturday 15th Feb 12-12.30pm AUCTION: On Site Saturday 29th Feb 11am AGENT: Amanda Morton 0475 846 626






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1 Bennett Street, MoďŹ&#x20AC;at Beach Views that simply take your breath away, can only describe the spectacular northern canvas that unfolds before you from the perfectly positioned north facing, multi-level family home of Grand Design. You will be mesmerised by sweeping ocean views over Moffat and Dicky Beach to Point Cartwright and Mount Coolum around to the vast Pacific Ocean and beyond. Offering a charmed lifestyle with beaches, parks and Moffatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurants and cafes at you door step, this grand home has been perfectly designed to create the perfect living environment of luxury, comfort and security so you can immerse yourself in the ever changing panorama.

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Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days: 5 NEPEAN COURT, KULUIN Auction on site Wednesday, 19 @ 6pm First National Riverside 5446 6186 Jason Burns 0417 762 001

AUCTION RESULTS The easiest way to check out the latest auction results. 20 ORUNGAL COURT, MARCOOLA PASSED IN / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Jay Pashley 0407 119 355 1504/923 DAVID LOW WAY, MARCOOLA PASSED IN / 4 bed, 4 bath, 3 car North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Jay Pashley 0407 119 355 31/917 DAVID LOW WAY, MARCOOLA PASSED IN / 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Ben Thomson 0447 057 651 4 SULO COURT, MUDJIMBA SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $947,000 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Mark McDonald 0418 871 059 102/80 NORTH SHORE ROAD, TWIN WATERS PASSED IN / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Liz Hope 0422 494 686

21 SYCAMORE STREET, MUDJIMBA SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $600,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 car North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Ben Thomson 0447 057 651 2/40 KEITH ROYAL DRIVE, MARCOOLA PASSED IN / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Brad Reed 0419 788 625

MARKET TRACKER A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast: 12 BUDERIM VISTA COURT, BUDERIM $735,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Century 21, Grant Smith 25 OCEAN VISTA DRIVE, MAROOCHY RIVER $970,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Carolans First National, Vanessa Brunton 5 BIRUBI STREET, MINYAMA $1,980,000 / 7 bed, 4 bath, 8 car Next Property Group, Rebecca Fletcher 1/13 BRADMAN AVENUE, MAROOCHYDORE $430,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car REMAX Coast and Country, Chris Ryan 19 THOMAS STREET, MAROOCHYDORE $665,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car REMAX Coast and Country, Chris Ryan 22 HUGHES PLACE, VALDORA $950,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 8 car REMAX Coast and Country, Wade Mills 18 OAK COURT, MINYAMA $1,895,000 / 4 bed, 4 bath, 3 car Next Property Group, Loren Wimhurst & Richard Scrivener *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies

A lifestyle worthy of a lifetime Large golf front lots from under

$499,000* Over 50% sold!

An exclusive estate near a golf course to play, Mt Coolum to hike, and ocean waves to surf – coastal living doesn’t get better than this. Visit Saturday’s 10am-2pm or by appointment

*Pricing is current as at January 2020 and is subject to change and availability.

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irrama Park Maleny is a unique place to live, a private gated community developed exclusively for retirees, with a high standard of lifestyle in mind. There are only 14 prestigious lots set on 28 acres, with over 10 acres of park and common property for you to enjoy, along with the native wallabies and waterbirds. Set within the picturesque surrounds of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Kirrama Park is a rare chance to enjoy the best in rural living combined seamlessly with all the modern comforts you desire. This boutique development is a rare find in the highly sought-after Maleny region. You can create the idyllic country estate you have always wanted with sweeping verandahs where you can relax and take in a stunning sunset or host friends around the barbecue. There’s room for an outdoor oasis and pool or a country garden bursting with your favourite flowers and a productive veggie garden. The 1.25-acre lots offer residents the perfect balance between space and easy-care living. There’s enough room to spread out and relax without having to spend all weekend mowing the grass. Inside the grounds of Kirrama Park,


from the bustling Maple Street and only 1.5 kilometres from the Maleny Precinct with an 18-hole golf course and stunning hiking and running trails. Gardners Falls is a beautiful place to visit and, if you want high-end dining, it’s only a few minutes to the Spicers Tamarind Retreat. The centre of town offers cool cafes and boutique shopping as well as its very own top-rated brewery with views over the surrounding bushlands. It’s just a two-minute drive to Maleny, only 30 minutes to the pristine beaches of the Sunshine Coast, one hour to Brisbane Airport and a little further Brisbane CBD. Maleny is best known for its artistic and community vibe with an abundance of sports, arts and social groups on offer.

residents can enjoy the security and privacy of a gated community with manicured parklands ready for you to take an afternoon stroll. There is no better way to make the most of this prestigious hinterland location and keep an eye out for the local wildlife. Set on a quiet, no-through road, you will love the location just 2.5 kilometres

• Expansive water and marina views • Exceptional rooftop balcony

• On-site managers in a secure complex • Heated pool & spa, sauna + gynasium


• Secure underground carparking + storage • Walk to beaches, café’s, restaurants + transport

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AT A GLANCE Kirrama Park Where: Maleny Price: From $525,000 Contact: RE/MAX Hinterland 0447 737 737 sales@remaxhinterland.com.au

Price Offers over $595,000

• Resort style facilities

13 Nicklin Way 2 bed | 2 bath | 1 car

“This boutique development is a rare find in highly soughtafter Maleny”

• Stroll to Kawana Hotel & Shopping Centre

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• Entry level Minyama waterfront • Incredible 941 m2 block • Private pontoon with jetty • Deepwater, direct ocean access

Muringo Court

• Well maintained solid brick home


• 3 car garaging + off street secure parking • Walk to shops, cafes, restaurants and transport

3 bed | 2 bath | 3 car


• Minutes to Sunshine Coast university Hospital

• 4 rooftops to the beach • Exceptional ocean views • 15m(approx) in-ground lap pool • 6.48Kw solar

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• Triple garage • Stroll to Moffat Beach café precinct

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• Opportunity for dual living options

Price Auction Saturday 29th February 11am Inspect Sat 15th Feb 1-1.30pm Wed 19th Feb 5-5.30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526

Price Offers over $1,950,000 Inspect Saturday 15th February 12-12:30pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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Angie Johnson & Shane Dawes have moved and are co-business owners of Property Today Rentals! Angie is a previous REIQ Property Manager of the year winner and has been a finalist on numerous occasions. She has over 28 years experience in managing properties & tenancies on the Sunshine Coast and is setting the standard in Property Management. Shane has 32 years of real estate experience and is also a multi award winner. He has high business standards and understands the importance of clear communication and first class service and is excited with his role as the Business Development Manager.

Are you looking for an amazing team to manage your investment property? Call Angie or Shane today and experience the difference. Angie Johnson 0487 807 801 Co-Business Owner Senior Asset Manager

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FIRST TIME TO MARKET, 5 BED, 11 PLUS ACRES 347 Hunchy Road, Hunchy

5 BED | 1 BATH | 5 CAR

• 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

INSPECT Saturday 15th February 11-11.30am

PRICE $775,000 Negotiable

Craig Barnby 0427 533 731 craig@barnbyrealestate.com.au

a: 7 Margaret Street Palmwoods t: 07 5445 9200 e: sales@barnbyrealestate.com.au w: www.barnbyrealestate.com.au












Young Affordable Home in Convenient Location 2 separate living zones Galley style kitchen with gas cook top and plenty of cupboards 3 Good size bedrooms Master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe Full bathroom with shower and bath Under cover outdoor entertaining area Air-conditioning Fans throughout Double lock up remote garage Low maintenance yard Land size 310 sqm Good Tenant in place paying $450 per week INSPECT Saturday 15th February 1.30-2pm FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 54433377 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au

Beerwah - 5494 6444

Bli Bli - 5446 6186

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Going To Auction To Sell Sell Sell!! Primed for the astute investor or the owner/builder wanting to do some renovations. All potential buyers will benefit from the continued capital growth that Kuluin has to offer. Located in a court, this entry-level property is nestled on approximately 988sqm of land. • Easy Flow from the house to the the pool area • Large, approx 988sqm of land, perfect for kids & pets to play • Carport with direct access to the house great for rainy days • Located in a court with local shops within walking distance • Lockup garage perfect for parking all your leisure craft AUCTION On-site Wednesday 19th February 6pm INSPECT Wednesday 19th February 5.30-6pm FIRST NATIONAL RIVERSIDE 5446 6186 JASON BURNS 0417 762 001 WEB www.firstnationalriverside.com.au

Caloundra - 5438 2166 Maroochydore - 5443 3377 Mooloolaba - 5444 0800 Nambour - 5441 1344 Sippy Downs - 5450 1515 myweeklypreview.com.au

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his beautifully renovated residence in Alexandra Headland is set in an elevated position to capture the magnificent coastline panorama. This contemporary home with never to be built out views is sure to leave you captivated. The heart of the home on the upper level is a haven of flowing space with extensive glass windows and doors infusing the home with natural light and ensures the cool coastal breezes and commanding views are captured all year round. For the family who loves to entertain, a spacious undercover alfresco area is easily serviced by the exceptional gourmet kitchen. Sit back and relax while overlooking the breathtaking ocean views.

45 TANTULA ROAD WEST, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 4 bed, 3 bath, 2+ car Price: Offers from $1.49 million Adams & Jones 1800 875 875 Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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


BUDERIM, 17 Durrack Place This magnificent recently renovated family entertainer is located in a quiet cul-de-sac directly across from a well-maintained park and is only minutes from Buderim Village, schools & beaches. • Renovated kitchen with stone tops and breakfast bar • Ducted air conditioning with 7 zones • 4 Living areas inside • Plantation shutters in all bedrooms & most living areas myweeklypreview.com.au

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• Enormous theatre room • Main bedroom includes large walk in robe & ensuite • Large undercover outdoor area perfect for entertaining • Sparkling inground pool • Golf putting green & practice net • Well established gardens


OPEN Saturday 9.30-10am PRICE $695,000

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19 Hardwood Court, Buderim 7-STAR LUXURY, BALI INSPIRED, UNPARALLELED TROPICAL RESORT-STYLE HOME, ‘VILLA ASMARA’ If you’ve been searching for the absolutely, truly unique and stunningly beautiful place to call home, then welcome to “VILLA ASMARA “on the Sunshine Coast. “Asmara” is Indonesian for love, and you will certainly experience and appreciate the love, attention to fine detail and care gone into creating what is undoubtedly one of Queensland’s most amazing homes. The property has been meticulously designed to mirror a 7 star Bali resort, and the end result is unparalleled on the coast. Your senses are immediately in overdrive when you first walk in the double door entryway and it becomes extremely obvious that this is something extraordinarily special. The sound of running water, with numerous and strategically placed water features and Balinese statues, coupled with the use of massive hardwood timber beams sourced from the old Brisbane Wharf, gives you that true resort feel. “VILLA ASMARA” is a genuine 7-star resort experience that you really need to have first hand. The photos, description, and video as good as they may be, truly do not reflect what really is on show here. This is an outstanding, unique, and simply stunning property. Call Craig to discuss in more detail and to arrange your private viewing.

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For Sale $4 Million Plus Buyers

• Minutes to Buderim, Private Schools & The Sunshine Coast University • Absolute privacy with an elevated North-East aspect • 5 minutes to Mooloolaba or Alexandra Headland beach • 7-Star Balinese inspired resort-style living • 15m waterslide, 17x10m In-ground swimming pool • 12 person heated sauna, hydrotherapy room & fully equipped gymnasium • Multiple extra large indoor/outdoor living & entertaining zones • HOYTS cinema movie experience • Fully furnished options available

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View By Appointment – Please Contact Agent Agent Craig Porter 0411 554 880

LJ Hooker Mooloolaba 5444 4411


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ocated in one of Mooloolaba’s finest streets and completely renovated, this outstanding property will not disappoint. With wide open spaces, a beautiful modern kitchen, polished concrete floors and open plan living and dining areas, there’s plenty of room for a large family. Covered patio areas overlooking the resort style pool are perfect for entertaining and the location is unbeatable. This is a home you can simply move into, then stop looking. It offers easy access to beaches, restaurants and the Sunshine Coast University and University Hospital. With five bedrooms and two bathrooms, this home has all you need to live happily and comfortably with your family.

12 OCEAN VIEW AVENUE, MOOLOOLABA 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Offers over $1,295,000 Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


Kirrama Park Maleny Kirrama Park is a unique limited release offering in Maleny. A private gated community, developed exclusively for retirees seeking the highest standard of lifestyle. Only 14 prestigious lots are available, set amongst 28 acres with over 10 acres of park and common property for you to enjoy along with the resident native wallabies and waterbirds. Enjoy the many benefits of an idyllic country lifestyle without sacrificing the lock up and leave convenience that this exclusive estate offers. The 1.25 acre (5,000m2) lots allow residents the perfect balance of space and privacy with the distinction of being the only development of it’s kind in tightly held North Maleny.

Price: From $525,000 Inspect: By appointment View: remaxhinterland.com.au/kirrama RE/MAX Hinterland 0447 737 737 sales@remaxhinterland.com.au

Please contact our team for further information. Inspection by appointment only! remaxhinterland.com.au

ADDRESS 2/10 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552

Each office independently owned and operated

OFFICE 5408 4220

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Suite 4/68 Jessica Boulevard, Minyama

Ph: 5444 0258






BRAND NEW RARITY-LIVE IN ONE AND RENT THE OTHER! THIS IS PRIME REAL ESTATE! Affectionately known as ‘Endless Summer’, this exclusive property combines stylish living and the laid-back lifestyle the Sunshine Coast is so well-known for. A seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living captures beautiful afternoon sea breezes and showcases the best design of dual living arrangements on the coastal market. The beauty of both these stylish homes is matched only by its breathtaking location. myweeklypreview.com.au

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• 3 bedroom home with additional 2 bedroom unit • Stylishly designed with 2 spacious floorplans • Generous living areas with timber floors • Two swimming pools amid tropical gardens • Walking distance to Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headland beaches

Auction Tuesday 25th February at 10am View: By Appointment Contact: Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 minka@teamgodwin.com.au

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6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Gardening Australia. Costa visits a farming club for city kids. 8.30 Endeavour. (M) Part 2 of 4. 10.00 QI. (M) 10.30 ABC Late News. 11.05 Shaun Micallefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MAD AS HELL. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 MOVIE Robin Hood. (2010) (M) Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett. An archer returns home to England. 11.30 To Be Advised.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 MOVIE The Notebook. (2004) (PG) Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling. An old man reads a love story. 10.00 MOVIE The Vow. (2012) (PG) Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum. A woman suffers from amnesia.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Just Not That Into You. (2009) (M) Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston. Romantic misadventures of Baltimoreans. 11.05 Hughesy, We Have A Problem.

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 The Great Wall Of China: The Hidden Story. (PG) 8.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (M) The misadventures of a New York cop. 9.00 MOVIE The Breaker Upperers. (2018) Madeleine Sami.


6.10pm The Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Green Planet. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.20 Agatha Raisin. (PG) Agatha continues to investigate Ivy Hall. 9.10 Miniseries: The Cry. (M) 10.10 Soccer. A-League. Round 19. Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne City.

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE The Martian. (2015) (PG) Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain. An astronaut is stranded on Mars. 10.00 MOVIE Pitch Perfect. (2012) (M) Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow. A university freshman is coaxed into joining an all-girl a cappella group.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Taronga: Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Who In The Zoo. 8.00 MOVIE Crocodile Dundee. (1986) (M) Paul Hogan. A reporter travels to the Outback. 10.00 MOVIE Coming To America. (1988) (M) Eddie Murphy. An African prince travels to New York.

6pm Bondi Rescue. 7.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 To Be Advised. 8.30 Ambulance. (M) Follows paramedics on a 12-hour shift. 9.45 999: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Emergency? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Not Forget Robin Hood Was A Criminal. (MA15+) 10.45 To Be Advised.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Celebrity Mastermind. Presented by Jennifer Byrne. 8.30 Country Music: The Rub (Beginnings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1933) (PG) Explores the history of country music. 9.35 Dolly Parton: 50 Years At The Opry. From Nashvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grand Ole Opry.


6pm Hard Quiz. (PG) 6.30 Back Roads. 7.00 ABC News Sunday. 7.40 Grand Designs. (PG) Hosted by Kevin McCloud. 8.30 Midsomer Murders. (M) Part 2 of 2. 10.00 Soccer. W-League. Round 12. Canberra United v Adelaide United.

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Fire Fight Australia Concert. (PG) A line-up of international and local music artists unite to share one stage for Australia. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 11.00 The Latest: Seven News. 11.30 To Be Advised.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Married At First Sight. (PG) 8.30 60 Minutes. Current affairs program, investigating, analysing and uncovering the issues affecting all Australians. 9.30 Truth And Lies: Jeffrey Epstein. (MA15+) 11.15 Manifest. (M)

6pm Bondi Rescue. 6.30 The Sunday Project. 7.30 Dancing With The Stars. Celebrities show off their dance skills. 9.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 10.30 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. 11.30 The Sunday Project.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Australia In Colour: The Decade Of Protest. (PG) Part 4 of 4. 8.30 John Pilger: The Dirty War On The NHS. (M) Takes a look at the ongoing threats to the existence of Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Health Service. 10.15 Simon Reeve In Burma. (PG) Part 2 of 2.


6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story. 8.30 Four Corners. Investigative journalism program. 9.15 Media Watch. (PG) Hosted by Paul Barry. 9.35 Q+A.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals. (PG) 9.00 9-1-1. (M) Christopher goes missing. 10.00 S.W.A.T. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. (M) 9.00 MOVIE Bad Moms. (2016) (MA15+) Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn. Three exhausted mothers decide it is time to liberate themselves from responsibility. 11.00 Chicago Med. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Australian Survivor: All Stars. (PG) Presented by Jonathan LaPaglia. 9.00 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. Hosted by Dave Hughes. 10.00 Akmal: Transparent. (MA15+) 11.30 WINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Planet Expedition: Arctic Frozen Frontier. (PG) 8.30 Michael Mosley: Trust Me, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m A Doctor. (PG) Michael takes a look at iodine. 9.30 Medicine Or Myth? (PG) Hosted by Jan Fran.


7pm ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Foreign Correspondent. 8.30 Griffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Australian Rail Trip: Darwin To Alice Springs Make Sure You Drink Water! (PG) Griff Rhys Jones heads to Darwin. 9.20 Rick Steinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road To Mexico. 10.20 Hive: Demonic.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals. (PG) House Manu take on House Colin. 9.00 Gold Digger. (M) Julia realises she is in love with Benjamin. 10.10 Deadly Dates: Ashley. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. (M) The social â&#x20AC;&#x153;experimentâ&#x20AC;? continues. 9.00 Paramedics. (M) Follows Ambulance Victoria paramedics. 10.00 Chicago Med. (M) A rush of patients inundates Chicago Med. 11.00 New Amsterdam. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Australian Survivor: All Stars. (PG) Presented by Jonathan LaPaglia. 9.00 NCIS. Sloane has a secret admirer. 10.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.00 WINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Great Australian Railway Journeys: Adelaide To Perth. (PG) 8.35 Insight. Presented by Jenny Brockie. 9.35 Why Do I Put On Weight? Five volunteers go on diets. 10.30 SBS World News Late.


6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Hard Quiz. (PG) 8.30 Shaun Micallefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MAD AS HELL. (M) Hosted by Shaun Micallef. 9.00 Black Comedy. (M) 9.30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. 10.15 Planet America.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals. (PG) 9.00 First Dates Australia. (M) A dater brings her dad along for her date. 10.10 First Dates Australia. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. (M) The social â&#x20AC;&#x153;experimentâ&#x20AC;? continues. 9.00 Doctor Doctor. (M) Hugh and Jarrod lock horns over Penny. 10.00 New Amsterdam. (M) 11.00 Lethal Weapon. (MA15+) 11.50 Westside. (MA15+)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s news. 7.30 Australian Survivor: All Stars. (PG) Presented by Jonathan LaPaglia. 9.00 Bull. (M) Bull takes on a seemingly impossible task. 11.00 WINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Tony Robinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hidden Britain By Drone. (PG) 8.30 Dublin Murders. (M) Detectives investigate a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s murder. 9.35 Project Blue Book. (M) 10.30 SBS News.



6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 To Be Advised. 8.50 Would I Lie To You? (PG) Hosted by Rob Brydon. 9.25 QI. (M) Hosted by Sandi Toksvig. 9.55 Killing Eve. (M) 10.35 ABC Late News.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals. (PG) 9.00 Modern Family. (PG) Phil, Claire, Alex and Luke off Haley a day off. 10.00 Ramsayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24 Hours To Hell And Back. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE London Has Fallen. (2016) (MA15+) Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart. Terrorists attack world leaders in London. 10.30 Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wildest Flights. (PG) 11.30 Armed And Deadly. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Ambulance Australia. The teams attends a newborn baby. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) Rollins and Carisi argue over an arrest. 10.30 Blue Bloods. (M) 11.30 WINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All Australian News.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Historic Towns. (PG) 8.25 Secrets Of Britain: Secrets Of The Tower Of London. (M) Explores the Tower Of London. 9.30 The Little Drummer Girl. (MA15+)


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7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8.25 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 8.55 The Office. 9.40 Black Comedy. 10.10 Whovians.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Pie In The Sky. 8.30 Martin Clunes: Islands Of Britain. (PG) 9.30 Tales From The Coast With Robson Green. (PG) 10.30 Selling Houses Aust.

6.30pm MOVIE Police Academy. (1984) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE X-Men Origins: Wolverine. (2009) (M) Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber. 10.45 MOVIE Blazing Saddles. (1974) (M)

7.30pm MOVIE Hellboy. (2004) (M) Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair. 10.00 MOVIE Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. (2016) (MA15+) Lily James, Jack Huston, Sam Riley.

5.30pm Vet On The Hill. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Australian Crime Stories. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Primal Fear. (1996) (MA15+) 11.10 MOVIE Stand By Me. (1986) (M)

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 NCIS: New Orleans. (M)

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


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Live At The Apollo. 9.15 Ross Noble: Stand Up Series. 9.50 Comedy Up Late.

6pm Helloworld. (PG) 6.30 The Yorkshire Vet. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 Escape To The Country. (PG) 10.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 Honey I Bought The House.

6pm Shipping Wars. (PG) 6.30 Outback Truckers. (PG) 7.30 Outback Truckers. (M) 8.30 MOVIE X-Men. (2000) (M) Hugh Jackman. 10.35 MOVIE Street Fighter. (1994) (M)

7.30pm MOVIE The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor. (2008) (M) Brendan Fraser. 9.40 MOVIE Immortals. (2011) (MA15+) Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke. 11.50 BattleBots. (PG)

4.30pm MOVIE The Sons Of Katie Elder. (1965) (PG) 7pm MOVIE The Guns Of Navarone. (1961) (PG) Gregory Peck. 10.00 MOVIE Platoon. (1986) (MA15+) Charlie Sheen.

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

6pm Friends. (PG) 7.30 Kojak. (M) 8.30 Columbo. (M) 10.00 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. 11.00 Fresh Off The Boat. (PG) 11.30 CBS News’ Gayle King Grammy Special.


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 9.15 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. 10.00 Whovians.

6pm Fire Fight Australia Concert. (PG) 7.00 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG) 8.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 10.30 Hospital. (M) 11.45 Border Security. (PG)

6pm MOVIE Godzilla. (2014) (PG) Aaron Taylor-Johnson. 8.30 MOVIE Kong: Skull Island. (2017) (M) Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson. 10.55 MOVIE Sphere. (1998) (M)

7pm MOVIE Despicable Me 3. (2017) (PG) Steve Carell. 8.45 MOVIE Spider-Man: Homecoming. (2017) (M) Tom Holland, Michael Keaton. 11.30 Science Of Stupid. (M)

2.15pm MOVIE Exodus. (1960) (PG) 6.30pm Agatha Christie’s Poirot. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Dynasties. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE The Patriot. (2000) (MA15+) 11.50 Timeless.

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

6pm Friends. (PG) 8.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE The Lake House. (2006) (M) Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dylan Walsh. 11.00 Will & Grace. (PG)


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8.25 Upstart Crow. 8.55 The Office. 9.40 The Games. 10.05 Peep Show. 10.30 Bounty Hunters.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. (M) 10.30 Liar. (M) 11.30 Brit Cops. (MA15+)

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 American Pickers. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Dirty Harry. (1971) (M) Clint Eastwood. 10.40 MOVIE Tightrope. (1984) (M)

7pm Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Under Siege. (1992) (M) Steven Seagal. 9.40 MOVIE The Expendables. (2010) (MA15+) Sylvester Stallone. 11.40 Big Bang. (PG)

5.30pm Vet On The Hill. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.40 The Commander. (MA15+)

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 Super Rugby Wrap.

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



7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8.25 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. 9.05 The Office. 9.50 Schitt’s Creek. 10.10 Schitt’s Creek.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Cold Case. (M) 8.30 Without A Trace. (M) 10.30 Criminal Minds. (M)

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Outback Opal Hunters. (PG) 9.30 Yukon Gold. (M) 10.30 Jade Fever. (M) 11.30 Prospectors. 12.30am Fuel TV.

7pm Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Young Sheldon. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE The Heartbreak Kid. (2007) (MA15+) Michelle Monaghan, Ben Stiller, Malin Akerman. 11.10 Big Bang. (PG) 11.35 Young Sheldon. (PG)

5.30pm Vet On The Hill. 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 As Time Goes By. (PG) 8.05 As Time Goes By. 8.40 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 10.35 Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

6pm Celebrity Name Game. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 10.20 In The Dark. 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. (PG) 10.30 2 Broke Girls. (M) 11.30 James Corden. (M)

7.30pm Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8.25 This Time With Alan Partridge. 8.55 The Office. 9.15 The Office. 9.40 Live At The Apollo.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Border Security. (PG) 8.30 Extreme Railways. (PG) 9.30 Mighty Trains. (PG) 10.30 Greatest Cities Of The World. (PG) 11.30 Mighty Planes.

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.00 Family Guy. (M) 9.30 American Dad! (M) 10.30 Family Guy. 11.00 Family Guy. 11.30 Futurama. 12am Fuel TV.

7pm The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 Top Gear. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Another 48 Hrs. (1990) (M) Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James. 11.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 11.30 Japandemonium. (M)

5.30pm Vet On The Hill. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Keeping Up Appearances. (PG) 8.40 Agatha Christie’s Marple. (PG) 10.40 Major Crimes. (M) 11.35 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 The Middle. (PG) 11.30 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (M)

7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8.25 Hard Quiz. 8.55 To Be Advised. 9.25 The Office. 10.15 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 Air Crash Investigation. (PG)

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE X-Men 2. (2003) (M) Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen. 11.10 Sarah Connor Chronicles. (M)

7pm Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Survivor: Winners At War. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Crocodile Dundee. (1986) (M) Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski. 10.30 MOVIE A Few Less Men. (2017) (MA15+)

5.30pm Vet On The Hill. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 Silent Witness. (MA15+) 11.00 Dying To Belong. (M)

6pm Celebrity Name Game. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 9.30 Madam Secretary. (M) 10.30 The Code. 11.30 NCIS. (M)



with MWP’s man in the water

On the weekend I witnessed something pretty inspirational. Firstly, I could not believe what I saw. Let’s say this – a very young senior man was pulling out his motorised skateboard to ride some grassy hills, as he loves the flow of how it feels. He had a helmet and protective jacket, so this was a serious set up. So, for the one who remains anonymous at his request, it is pretty bloody impressive. Oh yeah, he is 82 years young. Stop making excuses! Waves will be around, but get in early as the wind will be haunting the line-up. Maybe go get a new toy and have some fun. Clearly, you are never too old to have fun. My Weekly Preview (“MWP”) is locally owned by Sunshine Coast Alliance Publishing Ltd ACN 124 476 142 and is published by 20/20 Publishing Pty Ltd ACN 131 089 793 (the “Publisher”). The contents of MWP are subject to copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part without the written permission of the Publisher is prohibited. The publication of editorial in MWP does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views or opinions expressed by the Publisher. The Publisher does not accept responsibility for statements made by advertisers. All prices in MWP are correct as at the time of printing but are subject to change.

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

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






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Was $53,105


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DEMO MY19 KODIAQ 132TSI 4X4 Was $58,019 NOW

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My Weekly Preview Issue 590. February 14, 2020  

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

My Weekly Preview Issue 590. February 14, 2020  

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