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rocery shopping has become an interesting task in recent weeks. From trying to source toilet paper (if anyone has the secret to tracking some down, please let me know!) to stocking up on pasta, what was once a routine exercise has become somewhat challenging. Like everyone else, we too are unsure how the current situation is going to evolve. For now, we are holding steady, focusing on the positives in our lives and continuing to put tasty, nutritious meals on our families’ plates. And, if we can save a dollar or two while doing it, all the better.

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This week, we chat with Sunshine Coast shoppers who have mastered the art of saving money on their groceries. From budgeting and planning, to growing and making their own, there are some great ideas that are sure to help steer you in the right direction. Turn to page eight for some useful ideas. As we edge closer to next weekend’s Local Government elections, we have also taken the time to gather all of the details you need to head to the polling booth. You will find all of the information from page 18. Of course, we also have all of our usual editorial sections including entertainment, beauty, property and more. Happy reading, and take care.

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Giving back Anne Nioa is STEPS Autism Treehouse’s charity manager. Her daughter Ariana was one of the first graduates of STEPS Pathways College. She also has a son, Jackson, who works in Brisbane.



was a local councillor in Maryborough from 2004 to 2012 and I lived there all my life, so the move to the Sunshine Coast was a very big one. I’d lost my entire foundation at the ripe old age of 56. My daughter Ariana has Down syndrome and I was absolutely focused on getting her into the first cohort for the STEPS Pathways College. She joined the first intake in May 2017, which was very exciting for everyone. She graduated two years later and has since moved to independent living with some support. When this role came up, I felt it was my opportunity to do something really structured about giving back to the organisation, which has changed her life and mine. She’s always been relatively outgoing but her level of independence grew enormously and her dependence on me really started to taper off. She’s sharing an apartment with a friend and she’s working at Caloundra RSL. Ariana had to be born by caesarean section and that’s when we found out she had Down syndrome. It was a very blunt

Anne Nioa from STEPS Autism Treehouse with her daughter Ariana introduction to the world of disability. We didn’t talk about mental health back then like we do now, or the difficulties families experience when they are presented with a little bundle of joy that is not the same as everyone else’s little bundle of joy. When the kids were six and three, my husband passed away at the age of 37 from bowel cancer. I didn’t really have time to grieve, because we had an import company and two small children. But as they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I ran the company myself until I was one year into council. I wanted to go into council because I had the altruistic idea that I could make a

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difference. I laughed when I was asked because I thought, that’s not what people like me do. I now realise it’s exactly what people like me need to be involved with. I would probably still have been in council but I was hit by a car in 2010. It was a near-fatal accident. A truck hit me head-on when I was coming back from a meeting in Hervey Bay and they really don’t know how I survived. It took me over a year to recover and I still have pain. You just have to get on with it. I can’t say that every day I feel super-positive, but I feel very blessed to be here and to be able to be continuing my life and seeing my children grow up, because Ari has had

some very serious health problems. She was in hospital on and off for the first year of her life. In my last year of council, we were at the Australia Day citizenship ceremony and she was feeling a bit off. She had a massive clot to her frontal lobe and had a massive stroke. She was in hospital for three weeks and couldn’t go to school for six months. I finished at council and we went and lived in Ubud in Bali for three months, just chilling and getting her back to health. It’s one of my favourite places in the world and I would live there for six months of the year if I could. That’s still a pipe dream for me, somewhere along the line. I love the Indonesian people; I think they’re a very special race of people. They’re very kind. Travel is my passion. Two weeks after Ari went into STEPS Pathways College, they said, “we don’t want you here all the time, we want some separation�, so I went to Morocco. It had been on my bucket list for many years and I adored every second I spent there. I love India, I love Asia, I love China. I had an imports business so I’ve been to China about 30 or 40 times and always managed to do something special there. I always have my passport in my top drawer and I could go at the drop of a hat. I think travel is the most extraordinary experience we can have in our lives. I’ve made sure the kids have done as much me as possible. Ariana considers herself an experienced traveller and she wants to go to Egypt. We might do a trip to Egypt together. Wherever I can go, I will go. Having said that, I feel very fortunate to be living in Australia and I’m always of the opinion that any opportunity that is offered to you, whether it turns out to be good or bad, is still an opportunity you need to take. Always something positive comes out of it and it’s a learning experience. You’ve got to be open to everything.



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Did you know?

Busting coronavirus myths


The World Health Organisation has published a few mythbusters for the public. • The new coronavirus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates, as well as cooler areas.

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• Taking a hot bath will not prevent the disease. • COVID-19 cannot be transmitted through mosquito bites. It is spread primarily through droplets generated when a person coughs or sneezes, or from droplets of saliva through the nose. • UV lamps should not be used to sterilise hands or other areas of the skin. To protect yourself, wash your hands with soap and follow with disinfectant.

The scientific term for this is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.

• While garlic is a healthy food that has antimicrobial properties, there is no evidence that it will protect you against the new virus.


two It snows two different types of metals on Venus. Snow as we know it can’t exist there as it is too hot.

• Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body.

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, going to the bathroom or before preparing food.

Experts claim that about 75% of the world’s food comes from just 12 plants and five animal species.

Who knew? Ever wondered why rain smells so good? It’s from a mixture of plant oils, bacterial spores and ozone.

Do you remember? Sewing cards (also known as lacing cards) were a huge hit with children during the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. If you hunt around you can still find versions available to buy.


In focus.

Today in history – March 20 1727 – Death of Sir Isaac Newton, British scientist and mathematician, noted for his discoveries including that of gravity. 1933 – First concentration camp is opened in Germany, at Dachau. 1934 – First practical tests of radar are carried out at Kiel Harbour, Germany, by Dr Rudolph Kuenhold. 1969 – Beatle John Lennon weds Japanese artist Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. 1974 – Unsuccessful attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London. 1982 – Australian film The Man From Snowy River premieres in Mansfield, Victoria. 1996 – Britain’s beef industry is thrown into a crisis when the government acknowledges that mad cow disease is the most likely source of a similar brain disease in humans. 2006 – Cyclone Larry lashes the Queensland town of Innisfail and surrounds. 2010 – Pope Benedict XVI sends an unprecedented letter to Ireland apologising for chronic child abuse within the Roman Catholic church. 2015 – Death aged 84 of Malcolm Fraser, Australia’s 22nd prime minister. –AAP



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Savvy shoppers Saving big bucks on your weekly groceries isn’t rocket science. It just takes a bit of planning, a budget and an eye for a bargain. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.


e have the best intentions when we set our grocery budget, but most of us don’t stick to it and often leave the supermarket hundreds of dollars over budget. If you’re single or in a couple, it’s fairly simple to minimise your grocery bill, but when it comes to feeding a family of four or more, plus pets, the dollars can really add up. According to a national survey of more than 1500 Australians by Suncorp, only 40 per cent of Australians stick to their allocated food budget and a third don’t budget for food at all. The Suncorp Cost of Food Report (December 2019) found Australians spends $272 on food annually, with the average person spending close to $300 a week on food, including $140 a month on barista-made coffee and tea. We spoke with some savvy Sunshine Coast families who manage to feed their families well while sticking to a tight budget. Mum of one Isabel Bolton says she saves hundreds of dollars a week by checking out all the online specials before she goes shopping, writing her grocery list and adding it up with a calculator before she goes to the supermarket. She also writes online reviews for baby products, which awards her with $50 vouchers she can use to pay for groceries. But what happens when you have more than one hungry little mouth to feed? Check out what these Sunny Coasters have to say.

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DONNA NIAZOV of Pelican Waters is married with two children, Ariella, six and Talia, three and a dog. She owns a carpet cleaning and pest control business with her husband Miki. She spends around $200 a week on groceries for a family of four and shops predominantly at one of the major supermarkets. Mrs Niazov has recently started shopping twice a week, on Saturdays and Wednesdays, and spends $70 to $100 each visit. She prefers to shop in store rather than online. “I used to be that person who went to the supermarket every single day to pick out what I was going to have that night and I was spending $50 or $60 a day,” says Mrs Niazov. “I changed that two years ago and now I have a budget of $250 a week, but I never really spend that. “Each week I do a meal plan and only

buy the food we need. We eat a lot of fish and I buy fresh salmon on a Saturday. I’m not big on freezing and we eat everything fresh, apart from frozen peas and chips. Years ago, I’d have my freezer jam-packed and I feel disgraced to say half of it would end up in the bin. We just prefer fresh food and we eat loads of vegetables. “I buy fresh salmon, smoked cod, lots of vegetables, fruit and meat that’s on special. If you buy smoked cod, three pieces of that is like $4. I’ll make that with roast potatoes and broccoli. The whole meal costs about $6 for the four of us.” Mrs Niazov has tried click and collect, but says the delivery times aren’t convenient.“I actually really like shopping, it gives me half an hour to 40 minutes out of my working day. I found with click and collect, whoever was doing the packing chose fruit that was off and it cost me more because I had to go and buy more fruit.” Mrs Niazov is strict about only buying what’s on her list and her motto is, ‘don’t go to the supermarket unless you have to’. “If you go into a supermarket, even if you just need milk, you come out having spent a fortune. I forced my husband to buy a Costco membership a couple of years ago and he hated me for it. I walked around, I was like, ‘look how much toilet roll you can get for this price’. Then you go to a supermarket and they always have them on special. “I would say we eat really well. We’re a Jewish family, so food is the absolute heart

of our culture. In some cultures, it’s alcohol but I personally don’t drink. If anyone comes over to our house, it’s not a drink you offer them, it’s a table of food. My husband is Israeli and his parents are Russian, so I’ve witnessed a lot of different types of cooking. You can learn to cook with spices and make the tastiest meal just by using good herbs, vegetables and spices. “My husband doesn’t eat red meat or chicken and I try not to eat it as much anymore. For breakfast, my husband eats boiled eggs with toast and my kids have cut up fruit, yoghurt and Weetbix or toast. I make lunch for everyone every night. My six-year-old has the same thing every day – she either has two Vegemite sandwiches or wraps and a banana, an apple and some sort of sweet, like a little muffin or a little pack of chocolate chip cookies. I also put a yoghurt in, plus some crisps or crackers. My other daughter is more adventurous, she might have a felafel wrap, a cheese sandwich, pasta or tuna cutlets, which is essentially tuna mixed with a bit of onion and breadcrumbs and baked or deep fried.” The Niazov family only eat out for special occasions like birthdays and mostly visit friends’ houses on weekends with four or five other families and everyone brings a dish. Top tip: “Plan your week’s meal in advance. I involve my kids and ask them to pick a meal for the week. Don’t go to the supermarket without knowing what you’re going to have for the week.”


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top tips FOR SAVING MONEY ON GROCERIES Plan your meals Research shows planning your meals a few days in advance is the single most effective way to save on groceries, as it stops you buying things you don’t need.

RENEE FIEDLER from Pelican Waters runs a plumbing business with her husband. They have four children aged from six to 13 and two dogs. She shops at a variety of different supermarkets and her weekly grocery budget is $400 for a family of six. “I keep an ongoing list of what I need on my fridge and I meal plan,” says Mrs Fiedler. “When things are on sale, if its something we use regularly, I’ll buy quite a few. I try and buy organic and free range when I can, but I’m on a budget. “I make my own kombucha, coconut yoghurt and sauerkraut, which are three things I like to buy but are very expensive. We buy pantry staples in bulk and I cook in bulk. I do school lunches the day I shop. I pack all the snacks away in portions so they last all week and keep them in the fridge in the garage so the kids don’t eat them all.” Mrs Fiedler says she used to go to the supermarket every time she ran out of something, but now she makes do with what she has until the next shop. Her golden rule is never to take the children shopping. She doesn’t do click and collect and she doesn’t drink alcohol, although her husband does. Like Mrs Niazov, she says meal planning is the key to saving money on groceries. “I’m led by what the kids feel like,” she says. “Spaghetti bolognaise, chicken burgers, lasagne, butter chicken. For breakfast they have Weetbix, fruit, avocado on sourdough, smoothies or baked beans. They rarely get tuckshop as one round of tuckshop for us would cost $50. Top tip: Meal planning. “On the weeks that we don’t do that, we seem to have a lot of wastage and we can easily add an extra $50 to $100 by buying aimlessly.”

Check out specials online Visit the websites of all the supermarkets in your area and see what specials they have coming up, then plan your shop accordingly. Don’t shop when you’re hungry It’s age-old advice, but it makes sense. Going shopping when you’re hungry will lead you down a munchies path of no return. Tailor your meals around specials Write a list of all the upcoming specials (either from a flyer or advert) and plan a week’s worth of meals based on those items. Cook in bulk You can always freeze the leftovers for another meal or simply eat the same meal two nights in a row, saving you time and money. Make or grow your own If you like expensive specialty products like kombucha or sauerkraut, learn how to make it at home. Bake your own bread, biscuits and cakes. Grow your own herbs and veggies.

BREE STEVENS from Glass House Mountains is married with three children aged 12, six and five. Her weekly grocery budget is $150 and she shops at her local supermarket. “It has taken me a lot of practice to get it down to $150 a week,” says Mrs Stevens. “One thing I’ve stopped doing is stockpiling groceries. I was finding we ended up with too many options. I keep things simple. The kids get one choice of cereal and we have just Vegemite or peanut butter to choose from.” Rather than shopping to suit her meal plans, Mrs Stevens does it the other way around. She shops the specials and then plans a month worth of meals based on what she has bought, dividing everything into portions and freezing it as soon as she returns from the supermarket. “For my family, I know a kilo of meat will do me three meals, so once I get home I’ll portion the meat into three meals. I know whatever I pull out of the freezer for the next day is a portion for one family meal. I make sure I buy things that can be used across multiple meals. For dinners, I choose rice dishes and bulk them out with veggies and I do a lot of mince style dishes. Every fortnight I slow cook a two-kilogram portion of meat, usually a pulled pork or

top side of beef. Then I can use that with salad and rice, with veggies or add it to wraps or tacos. That amount of meat will normally do us for six dinners.” Her children’s lunchboxes usually consist of two pieces of fruit, rice crackers and a ham and cheese sandwich she has pre-made and frozen, plus whatever snacks have been on sale. If she buys expensive fruit like blueberries, she mixes it with other fruit rather than allowing the kids to eat a whole punnet. “I tend to do a big shop at the start of the month and then about 10 days later, I’ll do tiny top-ups. I never shop online – I like to go in person to get the markdowns. Sometimes I can get my groceries as low as $100. “No one in our household drinks alcohol so that saves us a lot of money. I don’t buy juice or soda for the kids, they only drink water. Once a month they might get a bottle of soda. The kids’ snacks are quite basic. I buy the Odd Bunch fruit from Woolworths and I buy a lot of frozen fruit for the kids to have in smoothies after school. Their snacks include yoghurt with granola, veggie sticks and rice crackers and I portion it all out. My son would eat a kilo of yoghurt if you let him sit down with a tub, so I just say he can have two scoops, which is about half a cup, added to granola.” Mrs Stevens packs lunches for the whole family and doesn’t buy tuckshop food for the kids. They only eat out once a month and usually go to the local fish and chips shop. She saves on toiletries and cleaning products by buying home brands and buys multi-use items like vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. Top tip: “My big thing is I’m really conscious of dividing everything into portions to eliminate waste and make sure everything gets eaten. I don’t give the kids a million options, or they’ll stand at the cupboard and say there’s nothing to eat. Just limit it to two choices.”


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SUNSHINE COAST TO HOST 2021 TOURISM AWARDS The cream of Australia’s tourism industry will visit the Sunshine Coast, following the region’s confirmation as the host destination for the 2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. Queensland Tourism Industry Development minister Kate Jones announced the win at the 2020 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra, stating that the Sunshine Coast was the perfect place to host the awards. Held in March 2021 at the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre, the awards are expected to attract more than 850 award finalists, tourism leaders and industry stakeholders from across the country. Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford described the announcement as a major coup for the region. “It’s a credit to the Sunshine Coast tourism industry as a whole and the collaborative efforts of the Queensland Government, Tourism and Events Queensland, Sunshine Coast Council, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and Sunshine Coast Airport,” Mr Latchford says. “Winning the tourism industry’s premier awards event is massive and will result in a significant injection of over 850 extra visitors to the region.”

With toilet paper shortages across the country, Unity Water has issued an official statement, advising the community not to flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet. Executive manager Unity Water Customer Delivery Rhett Duncan, says: “We don’t mind what you wipe with, but if it’s not toilet paper, please ensure that it goes into the bin. We’ve heard of people cutting up old clothes or using newspaper and while this might do the job, if you flush them down the toilet, you could cause blockages or sewage overflows in your home. Not only are these unpleasant, but they can be expensive for the homeowners to fix,” Mr Duncan says. “Similarly, wet wipes, paper towels and tissues can create fatbergs or blockages when flushed and even if they say ‘flushable’, they don’t break down like toilet paper does. Please ensure they go in the bin. “Unfortunately, we have to deal with blockages, which not only damage our infrastructure and impact how it operates, but it also means we have to divert our crews from other important jobs across our systems.” It is advised not to flush wet wipes, tissues, paper towel, sanitary products, and cotton tips down the toilet.


TAFE QUEENSLAND GRADUATE WINS GOLD TAFE Queensland graduate, Teyanah Popik has won a gold medal at the WorldSkills Australia competition, winning a scholarship that will see her accelerate her hairdressing career in Canada this year. Ms Popik obtained her qualification in hairdressing at TAFE Queensland’s Mooloolaba campus and says she was first inspired by her mum – a hairdresser of 28 years. Before landing in Canada, Ms Popik will attend a ceremony at Parliament House in Brisbane next month, where she will be officially awarded the WorldSkills Scholarship. She’ll then fly to Perth in August to compete in the WorldSkills Australia national competition.


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TWO World Kidney Day was marked on March 12, with a reminder that two minutes is all it takes to do a survey that could potentially save your life. Kidney-related disease kills more Australians each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer and road accidents combined, yet awareness of this silent killer remains low. Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service director, Dr Nick Gray is urging the community to take an online test to find out if they are at an increased risk. “Early diagnosis and the correct management can often prevent kidney damage from becoming worse and reduce the risk of kidney failure. Sometimes the progress of the disease can be slowed by diet changes and medication,” Dr Gray says. To find out whether you are at risk of developing kidney disease, search ‘Take the risk test’ at kidney.org.au.


MOOLOOLABA TRIATHLON ONE OF THE LAST MAJOR EVENTS TO GO AHEAD As of Monday, March 16, public gatherings bigger than 500 people were cancelled, post the government’s COAG meeting in a decision to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Despite the impending changes, on March 14 and 15, The Mooloolaba Triathlon event still went ahead at Mooloolaba Beach Vicky Holland winner and attracted visitors and competitors from around the country and worldwide. Athletes from Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia cleaned up and kept their Olympic dreams alive, dominating the iconic Sunshine Coast season opener, ITU World Cup Mooloolaba. Former ITU World Champion Vicky Holland (GBR) put on an impressive display and hopes to secure a spot on the Tokyo 2020 team. She spent time preparing for the Mooloolaba competition after training with surf ironman Phil Clayton. “I wanted to see how my winter’s training had gone because I’d done a lot of work on the swim/bike and I felt they were both pretty solid,” she says. “I haven’t really started my full run training yet and I’m probably about 60–70 per cent on volume, so I’m over the moon with that result. I didn’t think that I would run that well, but I got the bit between the teeth and I thought I would have a dig and came out on top,” she shares.

Sunshine Coast Airport has announced Liana Walsh as the first recipient of the new Sunshine Coast Airport – Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Scholarship through a partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), worth $6000 per year for four years (a total of $24,000). Ms Walsh has commenced a double degree in Environmental Science and Civil Engineering and hopes to combine the two degrees to create projects that will protect the environment from climate change. “I’ve always been passionate about the environment,” Ms Walsh says. “It’s going to be such a big help with paying for textbooks and fuel for travel, and I won’t need to work as much while trying to juggle full-time study.”

YOUR DONATION COULD HELP SAVE KOALAS University of the Sunshine Coast researchers have been confronted by heartbreaking scenes of dead and dying koalas in areas ravaged by the recent Australian bushfires. Photos taken by USC Detection Dogs for Conservation staff of koalas either killed by falling trees or burns, or suffering starvation or dehydration, have been met with an outpouring of grief on social media and they have now created an online fundraiser. For information visit usc.edu. au and search for ‘detection dogs’.


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his month, more than three million Queenslanders will go to the polls to have their say in 77 local government elections and two by-elections. On Saturday, March 28, we’ll head to our nearest polling booth to decide who will become our local leaders for the next four years. The Sunshine Coast Council has 224,452 voters and is divided into 10

single-member electoral divisions, plus a mayor. The Local Government Change Commission is a body responsible for reviewing the internal boundaries of councils so every division has a similar number of enrolled voters. As at January 31 2019, the Change Commission found division nine was out of quota and in 2024, divisions one, four, five and nine are projected to be out of quota, with division seven close to the lower limit of the quota. After reviewing its proposed boundaries and having considered feedback from the public submissions, the Change Commission has made modifications to divisions two, three, five, seven, nine and 10. You can find maps and more information on the new boundaries at ecq. qld.gov.au/electoral-boundaries. There are four contenders for our new mayor and 51 candidates have thrown their hats in the ring to take up the coveted role of local councillor.

WAYS TO VOTE Voting in the local government elections is compulsory. A number of pre-polling booths opened across the Sunshine Coast on March 16 and are accessible until March 27, or simply visit your nearest polling booth on election day. If you are enrolled to vote, the Electoral Commission Queensland (ECQ) will be posting a Voter Information Card to your address closer to the election, which will advise you of your division. Telephone voting is available for those eligible, including people with a disability.

You must contact Electoral Commission Queensland for this service. Postal voting closed on March 16. Pre-polling locations are located at 60 Simpson Street Beerwah; Maleny Community Centre; Caloundra Community Centre; 81-87 Currie Street, Nambour; 64-70 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore; Buderim Uniting Church Hall; Home Central Kawana at Birtinya and Coolum Peregian RSL Sub Branch. For more information, contact ECQ on 1300 881 665.

CANDIDATES FOR COUNCILLOR DIVISION 1 Rick Baberowski Jenny Broderick Mark Davis Raelene Ellis DIVISION 2 Tim Hamilton Terry Landsberg Shane Scriggins Brady Sullivan Peter Tramacchi DIVISION 3 Peter Cox Mike Jessop Pamela Mariko Michael McDonald Stan Nawrocki DIVISION 4 John Connolly Todd Forrest Faith Hambrecht Joe Natoli Julian Porter Mark Wadeson DIVISION 5 Alison Barry-Jones Kiti Bruinsma Tracy Burton Greg Cutlack James Grimard Charles Hodgson Winston Johnston Tracie Sanim Greg Williams Clive Waring

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COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS The Electoral Commissioner, Pat Vidgen, says the Electoral Commission of Queensland is monitoring advice from the Queensland Chief Health Officer regarding the appropriate response to COVID-19. “This is a fast-moving situation, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely, and take advice from the relevant authorities, including Queensland Health. If that advice changes we are prepared to respond appropriately. “At this stage we remain focused on making sure that all Queenslanders have the services they need to cast their vote in the local government elections. The ECQ will be implementing a range of new measures for people attending early voting centres and polling booths to vote in person. This includes sourcing additional supplies of hand sanitiser. Voters are also encouraged to bring their own pen or pencil with them to vote as an additional hygiene precaution. Voting remains compulsory. Note: This information is correct at the time of publication, but could change at any time.

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MICHAEL BURGESS Michael Burgess has owned and managed businesses employing up to 200 staff. He believes the future prosperity of our region is dependent on supporting small and medium local businesses and that the current council has focused too much on large property developments. Mr Burgess is concerned that the

current council has accumulated too much debt and does not communicate adequately with the residents of the Sunshine Coast. His key election promises are to preserve our unique lifestyle and protect the environment. If elected, he promises to address the “parking problems” across the Sunshine Coast and suggests the creation of secure ‘parking parks’ adjacent to large housing estates. He says rainwater harvesting from the ‘parking parks’ could go towards creating community urban farms and tiny houses could be built near these car parks and farms to house the homeless. He would also like to develop ‘agri-hoods’ in the areas between the coast and the hinterland. Mr Burgess has “no faith” in the idea of a light rail system and believes the CBD is like a “movie set that creates an illusion for ratepayers” and it has no substance. He believes the council has become akin to a property developer and has lost money on projects it shouldn’t have taken on, such as major events and the submarine cable. Overall, Mr Burgess says he has a progressive attitude towards creating a new economy sympathetic to the lifestyle and environment he wants to protect. For more information visit michaelburgessformayor.com.

DON INNES Don Innes has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 1978 and he has been involved with surf lifesaving for many years. He has a background in retail, having worked in management roles in a number of businesses across the Sunshine Coast. If elected, he promises to enhance the

liveability of the Sunshine Coast and provide opportunities for appropriate growth. His overarching ethos is that the council should be more accountable to the general public. Mr Innes’ says his commitment to the urban liveability of the Sunshine Coast has been lifelong. He appreciates the importance of the natural environment as it sits within the disciplines of meeting human living solutions, both past and into the future. He is keen to see that continue to evolve and improve, delivering equitable and beneficial outcomes for stakeholders. Mr Innes says the current council is “out of step” with modern community expectations, especially in relation to issues around local laws, e.g. footpaths, parking, traffic. A key election promise is to instigate a broad review of local laws, particularly where they impact people running home-based businesses. He supports trackless trams and articulated buses over light rail. With regards to the events such as Caloundra Music Festival, he believes the council has developed a “predatory attitude” to small business and will deliver a review of the funding for Caloundra Music Festival. For more information visit donaldinnes.com.



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MARK JAMIESON (INCUMBENT) Mr Jamieson has been the mayor of the Sunshine Coast Council since April 2012. He was also elected president of the Local Government Association of Queensland in 2016. Prior to his election as mayor, he held chief executive and senior leadership roles in media and publishing.

Mr Jamieson has led the Sunshine Coast through a period of major infrastructure development and says his goal is for the Coast to maintain its distinct identity, while being connected to the world. His council has been one of only three in Queensland to achieve a strong financial stability rating from the Queensland Treasury Corporation and has achieved national recognition for a number of its environmental programs. Mr Jamieson has advocated for a City Deal for southeast Queensland and is supporting the push for an Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032. He states his primary goal for these bids is to see transport and digital infrastructure redevelopment on the Sunshine Coast. His key election promises include continuing to advocate for a mass transit solution for the Coast, advocating no further development of the Sunshine Coast’s urban footprint in the South East Queensland Regional Plan, seeking $30 million in investment for sport and recreation, protecting our cultural and environmental assets and providing greater accessibility to council meetings through live streaming. For more information visit markjamieson.com.

CHRIS THOMPSON Chris Thompson has lived on the Sunshine Coast for 30 years. With tertiary qualifications in business, he spent six years on the Royal Australian Navy, has served as a chief executive officer and director in numerous private organisations and was a divisional councillor for the Sunshine Coast from 2004 to 2016 and deputy mayor from 2012 to 2016.

If elected as mayor, Mr Thompson is promising to provide honest leadership and preserve the Sunshine Coast’s unique lifestyle. He believes the Sunshine Coast is losing its way of life, that community concerns are being ignored and that there is “insufficient transparency in aspects of the current council’s decision making, which has led to inappropriate development”. He aims to restore trust in the council, reduce debt, support economic development, champion small business and protect the environment. Mr Thompson’s key election promises include introducing a conflict of interest register and removing voting rights if a conflict of interest is declared. He says he will also work to protect the Sunshine Coast’s natural assets and ensure community expectations are reflected. He commits to supporting the development of Maleny swimming pool, completing the Windsor Road link in Nambour and developing a rail town master plan. Mr Thompson says he is committed to upholding the integrity of the planning scheme and making sure the Coast gets the balance right between development and the environment. For more information visit chris4mayor.com.au.

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e all know the share market is well down from its February peak. We should also know that it’s all part of a cycle which we have experienced before. The difficulty about understanding the cycle movement at a given point in time, is that many investors have not experienced the current level of market correction before. We cannot escape the volatility in prices, but it is possible to look back and ask what we can learn from this cycle. The more you learn from this cycle, the more equipped you can be to deal with future booms and busts. The market is dominated by fear and greed, and while a bull market is running,

greed has ascendency in investors’ minds. Greed is one way of expressing it – we could also refer to it as over-confidence. That over-confidence may be reflected in market fundamentals, a belief that positive price momentum will continue, or in the ability of investors to pick winners. The boom usually begins when markets are undervalued, providing a solid foundation for the rise. Investors begin to recognise that certain investments (and it could be shares or property) represent good value, and prices begin to rise as buying support comes in. Once the rise in the market is established, speculators move in and momentum takes over. Market participants become convinced of the inevitability of future rises. During a sharemarket boom, there is usually an attraction towards higher-risk investments, which offer potentially concomitant rewards. This tends to be more prominent in relation to the sharemarket than, say, property markets. Speculators are drawn to smallercapitalisation stocks, often with little or no existing revenue or production. During these phases of market activity, investors tend to place a reduced importance on stable, underlying cash flow and overallocate their resources to growth assets. This euphoric stage normally comes to

an end abruptly and is accompanied by sensationalist media headlines. A bearish or negative sentiment takes hold quite quickly and all appears gloomy. It is at this stage you discover your real tolerance for risk. Clients who purport to be in the market for the long term start calling, wanting to pull their money out, usually after the majority of the fall has taken place. A trend develops quite quickly towards the forgotten sectors of cash and fixed interest, where it is normally left well into the start of the next bull market. Over time as prices correct, value starts to emerge again. Sometimes prices get ridiculously cheap before the mood of gloom and pessimism disappears. The cycle can indeed be summarised

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Doing it for the kids Former rugby league player and passionate golfer Wendell Sailor is heading our way to do his bit for SunnyKids. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.


ormer footballer Wendell Sailor is a self-confessed golf nut, so when he was asked to join the BOQ Maroochydore Celebrity Golf Classic in support of SunnyKids, he jumped at the chance. Not only was he keen to hit a few rounds in one of his favourite parts of Australia, he’s a true champion of good causes and is full of praise for SunnyKids. He’s no stranger to the Sunshine Coast, (he married wife Tara in Noosa), but it’s his first appearance at the Golf Classic. “I’ve heard about it before; Wally Lewis and other celebrities have been part of it,” he says. “When I got the call about six weeks ago asking if I’d be available, I said yep!” Mr Sailor calls the football on Thursday

nights and Saturdays and works at Triple M radio on weekends, so he asked for time off especially for the event. “For me, the work SunnyKids does is so close to home,” he says. “It’s wonderful what they do, both the Bank of Queensland and SunnyKids. I enjoy doing charity functions; you get a lot out of it. You hear people talk about their passion for projects and the networking part is fun, too. I love golf so it combines two of my loves – golf and charity.” Mr Sailor is revered as one of Australia’s best dual-code football players. In rugby league, he won four premierships as part of the Brisbane Broncos during the 1990s, represented Queensland in the State of Origin and played for Australia 16 times, including

winning the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. In 2001, he switched codes to rugby union, playing for the Queensland Reds, the New South Wales Waratahs and the Wallabies, playing the final of the Rugby World Cup in 2003. He returned to rugby league in 2008 and played for two seasons before retiring. He now works in television and radio. Mr Sailor makes no secret of the fact that he has experienced some personal struggles in his life and career, which is one reason he signed up as an ambassador for R U OK? Day and continues to support a number of social support charities and Indigenous programs. “When I went through some adversity, I was with a group called Youth Insearch and I used to stay with these kids at Kurrajong Heights. Just to see the kids and what they’ve gone through, girls saying what their dads had done to them. You understand why they’re so angry. You job as a parent is to give them the best upbringing you can. Some of these kids have been assaulted and told they’re going to be nothing. I want to sit those kids who have suffered trauma down and tell them, just because you’ve been through what you’ve been through, there’s no way you can’t be whatever you want in life.” Mr Sailor was deeply affected by the murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children in Brisbane and calls on our society to do more to keep women and children safe. “It just broke me,” he says. “When I saw that, there weren’t any words I wanted to use… We need to be better as a community and as people.” It’s clear Mr Sailor isn’t one to stay silent and that fierce determination and courage he showed on the field permeates into all aspects of his life, driving him to do whatever he can to help organisations like SunyKids help the vulnerable of our community. “It’s going to be a couple of good days up there supporting SunnyKids and playing golf,” he says. “What I like about golf is it doesn’t matter what level

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Droughts, Bushfires, Corona Virus, Interest Rates, Local developments... What impact will these have on the building activity in 2020. Hear from HIA’s Chief Economist Tim Reardon who will discuss these influences at the HIA Sunshine Coast Industry Outlook Breakfast. Find out details to be armed with knowledge to make informed business decisions in 2020.

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Minimal in design, the Coral Bedhead still brings an elegant and modern vibe to the bedroom. The upholstered piece is available in single, king single, double, king and super king sizes. It’s from Harvey Norman.

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SUNNY COAST HAS A NEW BITE. Jonesy, the Trans-Tasman kayak explorer / adventurer joined Tim Malmo (Osseo-Frame, a new concept in Dental Implants) and Dr Ian Wilson (Coast OMS) for The Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implant Centre (Coast OMS) educational evening, Friday night March 6. With rooms at the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital, Birtinya, and Cotton Tree, Dr Wilson brings over 30 years’ surgical experience ranging from impacted teeth, jaw reconstruction, surgery to replace teeth with dental implants, and developing sites with bone and soft tissue augmentation to enable implant placement. “Having family on the Sunshine Coast, and recently acquiring a property in the area and now building a home, I’m looking forward to assisting Sunshine Coast residents in a range of procedures in my field.” “One of the most rewarding experiences for me personally is hearing patients say …” “It’s great to be able to eat again”. “I never used to smile, but now I can. It’s fantastic!” “Evidence indicates that patients suffer physically and psychologically from missing teeth and jaw size discrepancies. Correcting these issues is important.” After graduating from Dentistry at Sydney University, Dr

Wilson subsequently undertook specialist training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Once qualified, Dr Wilson founded Hunter OMS in Newcastle in 1989, later becoming Director of the John Hunter Hospital OMS Unit, a position he held for 19 years. Dr Wilson has now been seeing patients on the Sunshine Coast for 18 months, bringing his extensive experience to this region. Tim Malmo is a Design Engineer and Sales Associate for OMX Solutions, a Melbourne company designing custom-printed titanium jaw joints and Osseo-Frame implants to replace teeth, particularly where conventional dental implants are difficult or impossible. Coast OMS was also excited to have Justin Jones (“Jonesy”) join the program to speak about collaboration to achieve what might otherwise be impossible. Jonesy brings his considerable experience as an explorer, adventurer, world lecturer and public personality among other things to challenge the audience of Dentists, Dental Prosthetists and Dental Hygienists.

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MY BODY Australian model Megan Gale takes a ‘less is more’ approach to her beauty routine and has a few go-to products, including face oils, mask and exfoliants. She keeps her makeup light and uses mascara, eyebrow pencil and lipstick in either a red, peach or deep burgundy. She’s a big fan of anything containing rosewater, which is one of her all-time favourite ingredients. Try Kora Organics Balancing Rose Mist which hydrates the skin and smells divine, $42 from Sephora, Sunshine Plaza.

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Sami Muirhead is feeling as unsettled by coronavirus as the rest of us, so she has stocked up on wine and cheese and is ready to lie low.

Richard O’Leary says if you feel like time is speeding up, stop and smell the roses. Time will slow down, if only for that moment.


y young child asked me this very innocently: “Did Forrest Gump eat a bat?” It is little wonder my little guy, who takes things very literally, is a bit perplexed in these unsettled times of coronavirus. I was stunned to read that Tom Hanks was in a Gold Coast hospital with the virus. What the actual? But my little guy’s question also kind of makes sense, as the only Tom Hanks movie my kids have seen recently is Forrest Gump. They are of course massive fans of Toy Story, but they do not know their favourite sheriff is in fact one of my favourite actors. They also heard on the radio on the way to school perhaps a month ago, that eating bat soup (sounds disgusting) sparked the pandemic way back when none of us had even heard of COVID-19. I don’t even know if the bat theory is true, but it sure is the stuff of nightmares. It is a time of unease, is it not? I am hunkering down a little more. I am feeding my kids with a little more care, making sure they are tucked in extra tight in their beds at night. Trying to just carry on as usual. But to be honest, there is a little flutter in my stomach from small twangs of anxiety. I am going back to routines and familiar patterns that always make my mind settle a little. I am making time to change the kids’ sheets so they go to bed

snuggled up in fresh linen. I am drizzling eucalyptus drops into their diffusers at night. My kids are probably a bit overloved. Their bedtime routine is similar to that of a day spa: dim lights to brush your teeth, cuddles with all the dogs, followed by a lovely story before the final curtain closing act of kisses and cuddles, before drifting off to sleep (in theory). It rarely works on my little ratbags. I don’t know if it all helps, but it helps me feel like I am doing all I can to protect my little guys. As for me, I have stocked up on wine, cheese and bubble bath. And while many of our fun dates have been postponed for now, such as going to concerts and our family trip to Bali, my husband and I have made a deal to try to clean our home a bit and even paint the family room over Easter. How did I swap cocktails by the pool for cleaning out boxes of grotty toys? I am dreading this because it could unleash another pandemic: Under The Couch Plague. I am pretty sure there are sultanas from 2014 still under there. If only there was a hidden roll or two of loo paper. I just know in my bones I will be exterminating a bed of dirt and dust and broken toys and dreams. Wish me luck. In the meantime, I plan to be a better parent and educate my kids as to the genius movies of Tom Hanks. I think we will start with You’ve Got Mail and Splash. The true classics indeed!

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


s I sat there sipping on a peppermint tea, I wondered where all the years have gone. Another week of work over, an ocean swim still fresh on my skin and working my way into a weekend of usual things – coffee, crosswords and kids. And it came back to me, the podcast explaining why as you get older, time seems to move faster. You know that feeling of the last 20 years having flown by without the chance to catch your breath, while the 12 months between your fifth and sixth birthdays seemed to last an eternity? Scientists have worked out why this is. In fact, they have three theories. The first is all about how our internal body clocks slow down, just like our metabolism, which means time seems to go faster. The other argument is about the relative percentage of time that a year makes up of one’s life. For example, if you are five, a year is 20 per cent of your existence, but if you are 50, the past 12 months only represents two per cent of your lifetime. The last idea put forward is that when you are a child, everything is new, but by the time you get to our age, you’ve been there and done that and your life has entered the realm of the routine. You wake up. Leave home. Drive the car to the train station. Catch the train.

Get off and walk to work. Work. Reverse the transport from the morning. Get home. Eat. Go to bed. Repeat for five days. Our lives become so routine that we often forget one moment to the next – like a car trip you do regularly and can’t remember any details of, because you’re on autopilot. Drinking the same brand of tea, having the same conversations with the same people, watching the same TV programs. And while you are doing this, your

“Surely it’s a message for us to live in the moment…” kids are being amazed by every little thing. Wow, a ladybug! How does that package get to our letterbox? What would happen if I did this? So if new experiences slow down time, what does that mean for us grown-ups? Surely it’s a message for us to live in the moment, try new things, smell the roses, or at least be so fascinated with life that time stands still and you wring a little more out of this miraculous opportunity we have been given to live on a planet with so many amazing people, places and things, albeit for what is a very short time.

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COFFEE, CRAFT BEER AND COCKTAILS Relax and take in the ocean views from 7am, every day of the week. This funky cafe has a huge menu. Enjoy specialty coffee, juices and smoothies, local craft beer on tap, cocktails, epic burgers, vegan options, moo-free ice-cream and a cool and friendly vibe. There is live music on the weekends and it’s open for dinner Friday and Saturday. The Bunker Coffee and Bar, 0490 488 584 Follow on Facebook and Instagram @the_bunker_coffeeandbar

COFFEE & CAKE DEAL Visit Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s cafe between Monday and Friday and get a cake and coffee deal for two people for $12, a saving of nearly $4. Gluten-free options are available. You must mention this advertisement to receive the deal. Red Hot Chilli Pepper 5491 8870 redhotchillipepper.com.au

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AS FRESH AS IT GETS Have you tried our muffins? They are so good you’ll want two. Enjoy home cooking at its best! Beautiful breakfasts, hearty burgers, roast rolls, gourmet sandwiches and more. Indulge in a sweet treat with a First Batch coffee. Ask staff to cater for your next luncheon or breakfast. Little Red Hen Cafe Co. 5325 1470 facebook.com/littleredhencafeco

A CAFE FOR EVERYONE Located in the heart of Caloundra with views of Bribie Island and Bulcock Beach, Caloundra Cafe offers great coffee and affordable meals seven days a week. The licensed cafe is dog-friendly and has indoor and outdoor seating for families and larger groups. The Caloundra Cafe 5341 8485 facebook.com/thecaloundracafe

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

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CALOUNDRA’S NEWEST ADDITION Baringa Tavern is a new addition to the Caloundra foodie scene, offering wood-fired pizza, Asian inspired dishes and classic Australian pub meals. The tavern boasts a superb curved bar as its centrepiece with a perfect northeast facing deck for casual outdoor dining. Baringa Tavern 5318 7200 baringatavern.com.au

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Things to do, see and eat on the Sunshine Coast.

FAMILY FRIENDLY For a fun family activity that tests your strength and skills, try climbing an artificial vertical rock face more than nine-and-a-half metres high at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre. The rock face has more than 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty. If you or the kids are wanting to really be challenged, try the crack-only climbs and overhangs ideal for the more experienced climbers. The centre also has a state-of-the-art automatic belay system, which means you don’t need a partner. It is suitable for all ages over five, and all equipment is included. Open every Saturday from 9am to 4pm and during school holidays from 9am to 5pm. No bookings required.

FOODIE FIND When it comes to coffee, there’s not much that makes a better pairing than a good old slice of cake. And Buderim Tavern is dishing up just that. For $8, enjoy the coffee/tea and cake combo. Each week, the cake offering changes with varied flavours to enjoy. Buderim Tavern is perched in one of the best spots on the Coast, and provides expansive vistas for enjoying a hot drink. Well-known for its lunches and dinners, serving some of the Coast’s tastiest steaks, it’s also family-friendly. Over the weekend, there’s face painting, a jumping castle and bubble machine for the little ones.

OUT AND ABOUT If a bottle of chilled bubbles enjoyed to the backdrop of live music sounds like the ideal end to your weekend, then pop by Maroochydore’s The Piano Bar. Its Prosecco Sundays are a great way to see out the weekend in style as you celebrate Sunday afternoons. The Piano Bar invites guests for an afternoon aperitivo (or two) while watching the sun go down in good company. Prosecco, the Italian equivalent to champagne, can be enjoyed with a complimentary grazing platter. Available from 3.30pm with live music from 4.30pm. Relax at this European-inspired bar at 22-24 Ocean Street, Maroochydore.

IN THE KNOW The 2019/2020 series finale of the Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink is taking place on Sunday, March 29. The University of the Sunshine Coast will host the morning of fun, friendship and the main fundraising triathlon, with options from one to 16 kilometres. The event raises money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink is an all-female event for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Over the past 10 years, more than $2 million has been raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information and to register, visit theeventcrew.com.au.

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SHOUT OUT Aimee Provence in Buderim has recently been recognised by Qantas Travel Insider as a must-do for high tea in regional Australia. The high tea parlour boasts a refined elegance of beautifully classic decor, with comfy seating. There is a range of delectable options, with petit fours, ribbon sandwiches and fresh scones, tea, coffee and bubbles all on offer. Founder Aimee Russell is continuing to bring a touch of Parisian life to the heart of Buderim by hosting baby showers, birthdays and bridal showers. Visit aimeeprovence.com.au to book.


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MITCH KING TO PERFORM AT IMPERIAL HOTEL EUMUNDI Mark your diaries for Saturday, March 28 for a gig in The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel, Eumundi. Singer-songwriter Mitch King will take to the stage supported by local musician Andrea Kirwin. The multi-instrumentalist is renowned for his dynamic performances which showcase his ability to blend vocals with electric and acoustic guitars, the kick drum, harmonica and tambourine to create his folky-blues and roots sound.

It was Australian folk, rock and blues singer Kim Churchill who Mr King saw perform at Woodford Folk Festival that inspired Mr King to embrace his talent and follow his dream of being a musician. In 2014, Mr King independently released his first album, A Life Under the Sun. The single Coming Back was picked up by the US football team the Green Bay Packers, who played his song at their season opening match. Mr King later took out the Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking Competition and was crowned the hottest new act at St Kilda Festival. Following on from his early days success, he released an EP titled Southerly Change, which went straight to the top of the blues chart, where it stayed for 10 days straight. In recent times, Mr King has released the singles Burning (which has attracted more than 2.5 million streams) and Believe. He has supported artists such as Tones And I, America and Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson.

For more information on the event, head to imperialhoteleumundi.com.au.

A KNIGHT OF OPERA IN THE CASTLE The Underground Opera Company and Sunshine Castle present Opera in the Castle concerts on the last weekend of March and October, and the next event is on March 27. The Underground Opera Company founder and producer Bruce Edwards says he is looking forward to introducing Coast crowds to some of the finest performers in the country, in a unique space. True to the Underground Opera Company’s motto of offering accessible opera in exhilarating spaces, the Castle Great Hall is its showpiece and provides a unique, intimate opera experience to tourists and visitors. Mr Edwards says people can expect, “beautiful music and extraordinary voices in a wonderful setting”.


“Personally, if I am watching a show, I like to feel like I am part of it, and this is what I want our audience to feel.” Canapes will be served during the interval in the castle’s courtyard.

Visit sunshinecastle.com to find out more and to book your ticket.

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RIGHT AT HOME There are plenty of good reasons to remain living at home in your later years. So what are the options and new technologies that make it possible? My Weekly Preview investigates. WORDS: Julie Lake.


t costs a lot of money to keep somebody in a nursing home and much of the cost is borne by the Federal Government. This is why the government prefers to help its elderly, chronically ill or physically challenged citizens to live in their own homes forever. This is made possible by a range of aids and services under the My Aged Care banner; the former available from government health-care outlets or specialist suppliers and the latter from one of the many health-care providers. So, how do you go about accessing them? The answer is, it’s complicated! The first step is simple. If you think you or someone close to you may be eligible for care, talk to your GP about being assessed by an aged-care assessment team (ACAT) of health-care professionals. Or you can self-refer. This can take some weeks to set up unless your case is urgent. Everything hangs on this interview so it’s be brutally honest about your problems so you can be assessed for the right level of care. Don’t hang tough, or you’ll get less than you need. Don’t exaggerate, because these trained experts will see through it. Make a list of your problems and needs first. And make it clear you wish to stay at home. Also, don’t apply for ACAT too early – if you don’t use it for a year you’ll have to reapply. The assessment will determine the level of care you need, from a few hours a week to a total care package.

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Details of the four levels of care package are available on the website agedcareguide.com.au. This includes costs and what each person pays depends on a means test. Basically, the richer you are the more you pay. So far, so good. But now you have to select a care provider and there is a bewildering number of these. Geoff Marshall, the manager of a community care organisation that provides various support services to seniors, says the process of finding the most suitable service provider has become “invasive and frustrating to potential consumers” since the system changed in 2015. However, when it comes to making a choice, he suggests considering more than one provider because while it is generally simpler to have a single provider, services differ from one care organisation to another and you can pick and choose those that suit your particular needs. Fees differ too because there is no government-fixed price for service. Jock is 83 and has several chronic health conditions, though he is still able to move around his home with the aid of a stick and walk short distances. His slightly younger wife, Bet, is in good health. She receives a carer’s allowance and Jock receives entry-level home help – three hours cleaning a month – from a local community-based organisation. Transport to medical appointments is also available

at a modest fee. “Even a small amount makes a difference when you are on a pension,” Bet says. Ruth is in her late sixties, with a chronic debilitating illness. She is unable to walk easily, lift anything over a couple of kilos or use her hands with any dexterity. She lives alone and doesn’t wish to leave her second-storey unit. To help her remain in her home she receives a flexible care package that includes cleaning assistance, occupational therapy, essential grocery shopping and unpacking/putting away, podiatry, hydrotherapy (swimming is her only form of exercise) and physiotherapy. Her walker is provided free-of-charge in her care package – provided she needs it at home and not just to go shopping. If she has to swap it for a wheelchair, this, too, will be provided free. Despite the range of governmentsubsidised services and goods available through care providers, many people remain unaware of them or how to access them. Keeping up with government changes and trying to pick the right care provider can be daunting. The good news for baby boomers and the app-enabled is that we are young enough to take full advantage of new technologies now available to help us be more self-reliant in managing our aged care and thus stay in our homes forever – and all we need are our smart phones. Some are already using Google Home

“Don’t hang tough, or you’ll get less than you need. Don’t exaggerate, because these trained experts will see through it” to manage entertainment and switch lights or thermostats on or off. Tecla is a cloudassisted device that operates smart devices through wheelchair driving controls and ability switches. Siri, Amazon Echo and Amazon Alexa all help those whose sight or hearing is impaired. Traditional tools and appliances can “get smart” through products such as WeMo plugs. And this is just the beginning. However, government always lags behind the technological dynamic and so none of these aids yet receive government assistance. But that will change. Statistics show most people want to stay in their own homes for the rest of their lives and here in Queensland, both present and future programs and aids are helping us do just that. Visit yourlifechoices.com.au

Dot Whittington Your Time editor

OFF THE SHELF Who would have thought it could be tricky to buy something as basic and ordinary as a bottle of bubble bath, but, like toilet paper, it has disappeared from the shelves. But while toilet paper will come back, I fear it is the beginning of the end for bubble bath. Showers have overtaken baths and the market can’t justify stocking a dazzling range of fragrances for those old-fashioned types who like to luxuriate in a bath. I still have a bathtub, although it is rare for a small apartment where shower recesses are more efficient when space is limited. The truth is it is a big old heavy cast iron tub installed at the building’s construction circa 1966, which, when I renovated, proved easier to leave than remove. This also explains why there is a bath and not a shower. Rather than demolish, I had it recoated from ghastly mushroom pink to pure white and worked around it. The thing is this. If you want bath salts, you won’t have a problem. They come in all shapes and sizes, colours and scents, but to me I may as well throw in a handful of Epsom salts and bicarb soda with some lavender oil and it’s the same result. No, I want the water to turn blue or green with a foam of white on top. And herein lies my problem. I can’t find any at all. Not in the big supermarkets, not in the two-bob shops and reject shops, and not in the big discount chemists. The only bath bubbles I found were for children, which would have been acceptable had they not smelt like bubble gum, watermelon and grape. Naturally, the harder it became to find a bubble potion, the more determined I became to find one. Every time I went anywhere, I looked to see if I could find bubble bath. Persistence paid off and finally, in a suburb far, far away I located a bottle of Radox. There wasn’t a range of brands and fragrances to choose from but I was so grateful to find anything that I snatched it up. I wondered why this may be and decided baths are washed up, relegated to the past, superseded by showers that keep getting bigger and better.

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FOR YOUR PERSONAL VILLAGE APPOINTMENT CALL 1800 550 550 or for more information visit retireinqld.com.au * Exit Fee refers to the Deferred Management Fee (DMF). Other fees may still apply – see residence contract for full details. This offer applies to new residents only and excludes strata title villages. If you exercise the 6 month change of mind guarantee, you will only pay fair market rent and service fees. Full terms and conditions of these offers are available from our dedicated sales team. Photographs are for illustrative purposes and may depict items not provided by Lendlease, like furniture. March 2020. Published by Lendlease RL Realty (QLD) Pty Ltd ABN 25 138 535 814.

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Osteopathy & laser helps treat back pain ASA Laser Therapy treatment is supported with scientific research that shows it accelerates tissue healing and reduces pain. This cutting-edge cold laser therapy is painless and has few side effects, yet is much more effective than older lasers. It is effective in managing and improving ongoing issues such as back pain. The combination of osteopathy and laser therapy exhibits excellent clinical results. Osteopathy uses a unique treatment approach focused on the structural integrity of the body as a means of diagnosing and treating pain syndromes and injuries. Osteopathic medicine uses conventional orthopedic testing and assessment tools for diagnosis, along with the integration of mechanical, functional and postural findings from the entire body. At Tyack Health we often incorporate laser therapy, as part of the treatment which may include soft tissue massage, manipulation, joint mobilisation and muscle energy techniques. Osteopaths may also use exercise programs and dietary advice to maximise your recovery and management. Contact us to learn more and experience the benefits of super pulsed laser in osteopathy management.


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Why more women develop osteoarthritis

Massage can help during treatment

Most breast cancers found by BreastScreen Queensland scans would grow and become life threatening if they were not treated. But some breast cancers that are found and treated may not have become life threatening. Detection of these cancers is often called ‘overdiagnosis’. Unfortunately, it is not possible at the time of diagnosis to tell exactly which breast cancers may become life threatening and which may not. Research in this area is ongoing. A breast screen or mammogram is still considered to be the best way to find breast cancer in its early stages before a woman or her doctor can notice any changes. The earlier a breast cancer is found, the better the chance of surviving it. Information about the benefits of breast screening, as well as the risks, including overdiagnosis, can help women make decisions about whether they want to have regular screens. If you are unsure, speak to your doctor. BreastScreen Queensland strongly encourages women aged 50 to 74 to have regular breast screens. Referrals are not required for this free service.

With International Women’s Day being celebrated this month, I thought it would be a good opportunity to highlight the fact that women are 60 per cent more likely to develop osteoarthritis than men. There are many theories on why this occurs, but nothing can be proved definitively. There are some controllable contributors that can help manage and even prevent the onset of osteoarthritis, in both men and women. Repetitive bending or lifting and previous injury can contribute to the development of osteoarthritis in either gender. Also, diet and exercise are important components. Carrying extra weight can quickly wear down the hip and knee joints. Both factors can be managed successfully with a general practitioner preventative plan. The fact is that osteoarthritis, even if it has already been developed, does not have to mean the end of enjoying activities you love. However, early detection is extremely helpful in managing its side effects. It is always a good idea to talk with your GP and orthopaedic surgeon about your options as soon as possible.

Did you know you can have massage during treatment for cancer? Oncology Massage is an evidencebased, safe, therapeutic massage that is available during all stages of treatment for cancer, and is a modality that continues to support the person’s wellbeing post treatment. Your current health status is taken into consideration and your massage is tailored to suit. Side effects experienced from conventional treatment of cancer, such as fatigue, nausea, pain, anxiety and depression, and the symptoms of the disease process itself may be reduced. Other benefits may help provide relief from shortness of breath and insomnia. Statistics show that secondary lymphoedema, a condition that can arise in the area of the body that has had lymph nodes removed or radiated, occurs in approximately 20 per cent of breast, genitourinary, gynaecological or melanoma survivors. Decongestive lymphatic therapy provides best practice management plans, which includes education on self-care, compression garment fitting, and manual lymphatic drainage sessions.




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Funeral expenses – what is a reasonable way to go? Where a person passes away leaving a Will, the Executor will typically make the funeral arrangements. Occasionally, people other than the Executor incur costs associated with the funeral. Generally, a person who has spent money for a burial has a claim against the estate for their reasonable costs. What is ‘reasonable’ will depend on the circumstances. Recently the court considered whether the son of the deceased should recover the full amount of the funeral he arranged. The total cost was just under $25,000, comprising the funeral, catering, burial plot and an “ornate headstone”. The estate was valued at approximately $160,000 so the funeral costs represented a large proportion of the estate. The deceased’s second wife (who was the administrator) opposed the “extravagant” cost and favoured an amount of $6000 to $8000. The court ultimately ordered the son be reimbursed for the full cost taking into account the wishes of the deceased and his religious and cultural circumstances. Anyone making funeral arrangements should act reasonably. There is certainly no automatic right of recovery.



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Staying active can reduce your pain I regularly hear my customers say, “getting older isn’t fun, I have so many aches and pains”. Aches and pains can impact on our quality of life and can often stop us from doing activities we enjoy. Unfortunately, being inactive can lead to further pain, so it is important to find activities or sports you enjoy and continue them. Sometimes this may need to be in a modified form. Being in pain may limit some of the things you do, but it doesn’t have to control your life. For many people the pain cycle can be broken by using a range of strategies including mind techniques such as relaxation and mindfulness-based stress reduction, acupuncture and painrelieving medicines. If medication is required, remember they reduce pain – rather than stop it – so that you can stay active. This month at Pharmacy for Life we want to help you better manage your aches and pains. Give us a call today to book a free one-to-one consultation with our pharmacist to look at strategies to help reduce your aches and pains and stay active.



Take a sensible approach in these uncertain times We are all currently being bombarded with information and updates on the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and it can be hard to separate fact from hysteria. As we face this uncertain time, let’s look at some practical measures we can all take to limit our risk of infection: 1. Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash hands frequently with soap and water especially before and after eating and after going to the toilet. 2. Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing, get rid of used tissues and use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. 3. Avoid travel where possible and exercise caution in large crowds or with family that have recently travelled. 4. Avoid contact with people who are ill. While being elderly does put you in the high-risk category of becoming unwell, there is no need to panic. Take practical steps to keep yourself healthy, exercise caution and if you do exhibit symptoms, call your GP before visiting, or call the Symptom Hotline on 1800 022 222.



Digital dentures New technology is opening up a new world for dental prosthetists and their patients. Using an intra-oral scanner your prosthetist can take accurate images of your mouth. These scans are then used to print models that can be used to manufacture your dentures. Dentures can be designed on software and printed or milled to enable a fully digital workflow. The benefits of this workflow can be remarkable. Scanning your mouth with an intra-oral scanner is less invasive than traditional impression techniques that involve using impression materials. This is especially useful for patients who suffer from a gag reflex. The scan is monitored on a screen to ensure accuracy. Templates of your new dentures can be printed so you can wear and thoroughly assess them before the final product is manufactured. Cost-effective copies of existing dentures can also be manufactured as emergency spares. Intra-oral scanners are portable and can be used to take digital impressions of patients who cannot travel or are in aged-care homes. Contact our clinic for a free 15 minute consultation to assess your case.


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Have you checked your income protection lately? Another surprise out of the Royal Commission into insurance is the new changes to income protection policies that insure your most valuable asset, the income you generate. From March 31, 2020, agreed value income protection policies will no longer be available for new policies. This is particularly relevant for self-employed persons where annual income may fluctuate. By July 2021, insurers are expected to no longer offer some other benefits, with the two biggest changes being: • Policies will no longer be “guaranteed renewable”. As a result, every five years the insurer can revise the terms and conditions of a policy and re-assess the insured’s income and occupation position. Current policies, lock the insurer into the terms and conditions from policy commencement and these terms and conditions cannot be made worse, only improved for the benefit of the insured. This means that: > If you changed occupation, your income decreased, or you are not working at that moment and the policy was reviewed at the five-year interval, you could find the cost of the cover increasing or the insurer no longer offering you cover. > At the five-year interval, the insurer

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may also decide to change the terms and conditions of your policy. • Policies with long term benefit periods (typically to age 65) should have controls in place to limit the ongoing claim, such as having a stricter disability definition for longer benefit periods. This means that they are bringing in additional ‘tier’ criteria to meet to remain on claim. In other words, if you can work in other occupations insurers may not pay. Therefore, locking in your income protection contracts before this date is highly recommended. While health is the wealth, having all your financial ducks in a row will help build options for your family the future.



Why nutrition plays a role in emotions

It’s not just about being vein

Do you wake with anxiety? Panic for no reason? You might feel nervous about work, socialising or even the phone ringing, when there seems to be nothing causing it. There are many causes of panic, anxiety, nervousness, depression, lack of excitement and motivation for life, overwhelming stress, reactive anger, palpitations, irritable bowel syndrome, foggy brain and poor concentration. While it seems psychological, there are two common physical problems that cause symptoms to feel more extreme than they should. These affect the nervous system, causing your fight/flight response to function in overdrive. Specific bacteria strains and healthy digestion produce building blocks from your food required for neurotransmitters acetylcholine and GABA, producing feelings of calm and to support your rest/relax state. When these are imbalanced, panic sets in. Restoring nutrients for neurotransmitters and understanding bacterial roles are essential to overcoming anxiety in all mood and energy disorders. Combinng nutritional and emotional support produce more successful outcomes for sustained optimal mental health. One cannot work without the other.

Varicose veins and surface veins are a common problem in our community. As well as being unsightly, many sufferers complain of tired, swollen and aching legs. In some patients, varicose veins can cause bleeding, blood clots or skin ulcers. Dr Karl Schulze of Sunshine Vascular Vein Clinic has treated thousands of local patients over more than 20 years. “Varicose veins are common. The cause is primarily genetic. If someone else in your family had them, there’s a good chance you are predisposed to them as well,” he says. Surgical treatment for varicose veins has evolved in recent years. Dr Schulze now performs many procedures using EVTA or thermal ablation. “This approach uses radiofrequency energy to cause the feeding vein to constrict and ultimately block up. This stops the reverse flow of blood and reduces pressure on the varicose veins, which can be treated at the same time with very minor surgery,” Dr Schulze explains. Undertaken as a day case procedure in hospital, EVTA means that patients are able to return to their normal activities sooner, and scarring is reduced as no large incisions or sutures are required.




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Many people who have been excessive snorers or who have been told they stop breathing in their sleep have been later diagnosed with sleep apnoea. They often then start CPAP therapy. Although most feel the benefits of restored energy and feeling good again, some struggle to get used to the therapy, have old equipment that needs replacing and some, without the proper support, may even stop it completely. Left untreated effectively, apnoea can lead to an increased risk of stroke and other heart problems, type 2 diabetes, major lack of energy, depression and more.

CPAP therapy needs to be looked at as more than a cure for snoring, and there is no better time than right now to reach out for the help needed to get your mojo back again. Home care package or NDIS funding may be used to fund the replacement of old equipment. For NDIS clients, CPAP Direct can work with your plan manager and OT to assess your existing equipment and apply for updated equipment to be supplied when necessary. CPAP Direct has a dedicated team that works with the NDIS. For those with access to a home care package, CPAP Direct can provide an assessment of your existing equipment and recommend to your care co-ordinator what needs to be replaced and serviced. Other products and services CPAP Direct has provided for NDIS and home care clients include in-home sleep testing, CPAP, APAP and bi-level machines and mask equipment, portable oxygen concentrators, hospital-grade high-flow humidifiers, European adjustable bed systems, plus therapy advice, education, training and support. CPAP Directâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to help you get the most out of therapy and ensure you get your mojo back!.

If you have a NDIS plan or home care package, contact CPAP Direct on 0414 030 419 or info@cpap.com.au.

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER PET THERAPY Did you know that it only takes 15 minutes spent bonding with a dog to promote positive hormonal changes within the brain? Studies have also found that caring for a pet can enrich our lives and provide micro wellness, decreasing our stress levels and blood pressure, and motivating us to get outdoors for a stroll in the sunshine. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a little bundle of good endorphins all wrapped up in a furry coat with a wagging tail. Studies undertaken by Australian Family Physician journal also found pets to be a good catalyst for meeting people such as neighbours, helping to increase cardiovascular health, are positively correlated with family cohesion and for those whose family members live with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, dogs have been known to encourage them to respond socially, despite no social response to humans. The benefits of pets are far-reaching and sometimes overlooked. Forever happy to be in our company, these little hot water bottles can be rewarding companions if given the chance. The precious bond that you share with your pet is special and rare and something to be cherished. Health benefits aside, pet owners are among some of the happiest people in the

world, but if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a pet owner, you already know that. In the vast majority of Lendlease retirement villages, pets are a welcome part of the community. Walking groups, where pets and owners meet up regularly to stroll together, are commonplace. However, it is always encouraged that individuals wanting to find out more about the village enquire as to the pet policy for that particular village.

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Suncare’s Vicky Gray & Fiona Jocumsen with customer Kevin Melton

HAPPY CAMPERS AT NATURE’S EDGE BUDERIM Recent retirees Clive and Gail Mann have always enjoyed the caravanning lifestyle. So when the time came to downsize from their large family home to enjoy a more relaxed, maintenance-free lifestyle, accommodation for their RV was top of their list. “Going into a new estate with smaller homes, young families, lots of school traffic and renters didn’t really appeal to us,” says Mrs Mann. “We were looking for a quieter place to live.” Having visited friends at Nature’s Edge Buderim over-50s lifestyle community, the couple was impressed with the lush riparian rainforest setting, elevated site and convenient location within walking distance of an emerging town centre. However, most important for the Manns was the option of buying a property with a garage suitable for their RV and their beloved 1964 Austin Healey Sprite, which they have lovingly restored to its former glory. “We also really liked the concept of over-50s living,” adds Mrs Mann. “It’s gated, it feels safe and there is a real community feel here.”

The lively social calendar at Nature’s Edge Buderim and the friendly environment also gets the big tick of approval from the fun-loving couple. “It’s a real bonus. We only moved here in October and already we have met lots of nice people,” says Mr Mann. The Manns have already planned their next big trip and are looking forward to enjoying the freedom that comes with the lock-up-and-leave lifestyle at Nature’s Edge Buderim. “Last time we went away, we had to organise someone to come and clean the pool and someone to mow the lawns. Now that we’re at Nature’s Edge, we can just lock-up and go,” says Mrs Mann. “Even better, the neighbours asked if they could water our lawns while we were away prior to us even moving in,” adds Mr Mann. “Everyone is willing to help; it’s great.” Sounds like some very happy campers indeed!

Call 1800 218 898 to speak with one of Nature’s Edge Buderim’s lifestyle advisers or visit naturesedgebuderim.com.au

The staff at Suncare Community Services understand there’s no place like home. The organisation takes an innovative approach to home care, encouraging the local community to continue living independently in their own home, connected to their community and in control of their lifestyle.

“The organisation actively listens to the community and campaigns for its customers” The organisation actively listens to the local community and campaigns for its customers to ensure their voices are heard. Suncare Community Services strive to ensure the customer home care experience is seamless and stress-free. Established here on the Sunshine Coast in 1970, Suncare is an approved home care package provider. The organisation offers all members of the Sunshine Coast community free guidance and advice to help activate your home

care package. The organisation’s call centre is available between 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday to discuss any queries. Suncare Community Services has built strong foundations, and it values its loyal customers, intimate business relations and supportive staff members. The organisation continually strives to help the local senior Sunshine Coast community through the provision of innovative support services, which is central to the organisation. “I have been with Suncare for almost two years and I feel respected as a customer and believe they know me well,” says customer Kevin Melton. With a clear vision and goals for the future, Suncare Community Services is proud of its 50-year history and the cohesive approach taken to provide valuable services which make people’s lives better. With a Suncare home care package you’re in control. If you’re looking to activate or discuss your current home care package services, Suncare can walk you through the process.

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Community is key at Nature’s Edge Buderim Residents of Nature’s Edge Buderim are enjoying better health and wellbeing thanks to the benefits of being surrounded by friendly, like-minded people.

“If I’m sitting out on my patio reading a book, every says hello. I love that,” says Jenny. “I just don’t like being somewhere where you don’t speak to anybody all day. That’s why I love sitting out there and just having a bit of a chat. I’ve made lots of new friends and there is always company close by.”

Australians are embracing the over 50’s community lifestyle, where they can make new friends and take part in a whole host of organised activities to stay connected. It’s been proven that people with active social lives and who feel supported by a community, live happier and longer lives!

alone after her husband David, a wonderful artist, sadly passed away, Jenny relocated from the Gold Coast to the idyllic lifestyle resort 14 months ago and loves nothing more than seeing the familiar faces of her neighbours, who are always quick with a smile, a wave or a chat.

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A regular at the social dinners and the stretch classes, Jenny says she loves the

friendly community feel at Nature’s Edge Buderim. “There is always lots happening and the residents receive emails about what’s on, so you are kept up to date with everything,” says Jenny. “You can join in everything if you want and if you don’t want to, it doesn’t matter.”

For more information, talk to one of our friendly lifestyle advisers at Nature’s Edge Buderim today! Phone 1800 218 898 or visit naturesedgebuderim.com.au

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FIND YOUR FIT WITH HALCYON Halcyon homeowners are reaping the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle, prioritising exercise to improve energy levels and keep minds sharp. Whether it’s indoors or the great outdoors of southeast Queensland, over-50s homeowners are hitting the bushwalking trails, cycling or taking up pilates in a bid to stay on top of their health. With a new community – B by Halcyon – opening in Buderim this year, new

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homeowners will be well placed to take advantage of the facilities and wonderful natural attractions of the iconic town’s rainforest setting. Halcyon homeowner Rosemary Wright is firmly in favour of exploring the great outdoors with bushwalking. “Being immersed in nature in all its variety is so beautiful and such a privilege,” Rosemary says. “It’s a very peaceful thing to do and calming for the mind.”

Ms Wright has walked almost every trail in the Lamington National Park and is particularly proud of hiking the 22-kilometre Binna Burra to O’Reilly’s track, a walk that took seven hours to complete. As well as regular bushwalks, her hiking group also hits the gym together and plays pickleball and table tennis. “We live a very busy, active week – most of us have never been fitter in our lives,” she says. Preferring an all-weather workout, Keith and Aine Rice are quick to advocate the benefits of pilates, a workout they’ve regularly done together for two years. The couple credit their move to a Halcyon over-50s lifestyle community seven years ago with kickstarting their fitness. “We love everything about pilates,” Mrs Rice says. “We love stretching, we love our instructor and once you’ve finished the routine you’ve worked every muscle in your body. “Our fitness has definitely increased. We also enjoy the social aspect and we have lots of fun with the group who take part in the class.”

To learn more about B by Halcyon contact 1800 626 488 for more information.

HELP IS COMING FOR WELFARE RECIPIENTS Welfare recipients and pensioners will receive a $750 cheque as part of a Federal Government plan to keep the economy afloat amid the coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week outlined initial measures of the $22.9 billion package. The plan aims to prevent the Australian economy entering a recession as the globe grapples with the health crisis. From the end of March, about 6.5 million welfare recipients and pensioners will receive a one-off, tax-free $750 cheque, at an overall cost of $4.8 billion. “We’re going to do everything we can to ensure they’re best positioned to bounce back strongly on the other side,” Mr Morrison told reporters in Canberra. “We can’t control the source of this problem, being the coronavirus, which has come from elsewhere, but we can control our response.” While not officially part of the coronavirus response, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says deeming rates – used to calculate how much some pensioners are earning on their financial investments – will be cut by 50 basis points to reflect recent interest rate changes. The government has also announced $2.4 billion for health measures to combat the coronavirus. - AAP


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Insightful speech is your best friend this week. You’ll get the best results if you research something thoroughly and tell it like it is. Other people will appreciate your direct approach. Monday and Tuesday are the most suitable days to uncover a secret.

When it comes to love, appearance and performance, don’t get hung up on perfection. This week, Jupiter pushes you to enjoy yourself and appreciate the abundance in your life, while Pluto compels you to transform yourself into who you really are.

Monday’s Mars-Pluto connection boosts your intensity and amplifies your assertive side. Then (courtesy of Tuesday’s new moon), it’s a fabulous time to review your physical fitness, introduce healthier food choices and reboot your exercise routine.





Sagittarians have big ideas, but you can have trouble walking your talk. This week, Mars and Pluto help you get motivated. It’s a wonderful week to power through all those mundane tasks you’ve been putting off for a very long time.

With Mars, Pluto and Jupiter all congregating in Capricorn, it’s time to be fiercely protective of your persona and publicly confident about your capabilities. If you don’t love yourself and respect your talents, why should anyone else?

Are you ready for a grand adventure? This week’s new moon sees curious Aquarians ricocheting off in diverse directions, which is exactly how it should be. Do your very best to keep expressing your true self, stretching your wings and trying new things.

The new moon lights up your cash zone, which signals a fresh financial chapter. The more up-to-date and informed you are about money matters, the better your fiscal future will be. Mars and Pluto also send an important message your way.

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Tuesday’s new moon charges up your career/reputation zone, so prepare for a few changes. But the more you try to control those around you, the more they will tend to push back. Perhaps you need to be less possessive?

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This week (courtesy of Mars and Pluto), secrets and mysteries percolate and appearances can be deceptive. Think things through before you speak and, if you find yourself compelled to spread gossip, just bite your tongue and say nothing!

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Are you stubbornly holding onto outdated ideas? This week, the new moon, Jupiter and Pluto encourage you to let go of an old grudge, put aside preconceived notions and examine your beliefs in a philosophical new light.




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SUNSHINE COAST PROPERTY MARKET FORECAST OUTLOOK AS ECONOMY FACES ADVERSITY With the world in turmoil, investing in real estate is a solid investment option. WORDS: Rachael Tickner.


he coronavirus is shaking things up with the true impact yet to be seen. The stock market is more volatile than ever, and as people attempt business as usual, it’s anything but. We talk to Coast experts to get their take on whether investing in property is a viable option in uncertain times, and if the current economic climate is similar to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and if so, what we can learn from it. Grey Young, of Young Property Group and Australian President for the International Real Estate Federation, says going by past experiences of similar declines in stock markets, this often leads to a spike in real estate interest. “The reasons for the drop in today’s stock market may be different to the GFC, however the result is the same. A loss of confidence in the stock market results in money flowing out of it looking for an alternative safe haven. Investors are always looking for a safe haven for their money and one that will give them a good return. The real estate market provides this,” Mr

Tim Lawless, head of research at CoreLogic Asia Pacific

“Stock markets are typically much more reactive to shocks” Aerial view of Maroochydore River

Vacant land to build your dream home Large premium lots from under

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PROPERTY Young says. “Interest rates are so low that nobody wants to keep their money in the banking sector. Real estate offers a stable investment with good returns. “We will see more homes being listed and sold. Currently the market is very strong with a lack of listings and a lot of buyers competing for those listings. I would expect this to increase, which will lead to higher prices. We will then find that sellers will be tempted to list their properties to capitalise on the high prices so more properties will enter the market,” Mr Young says. Jack Childs, of Think Investment Realty, shares this view and says: “History shows that after every major shakeup in the share market, the property market surged strongly – in some cases almost doubled over the next year or two.” So, what should you consider if opting to invest in real estate instead of shares? Mr Young says he prefers real estate as the market is more stable than shares and in the long term, the capital growth is excellent. “Because housing is one of the fundamental needs of our society, people will always be looking to either buy or rent. Currently on the Sunshine Coast the rental market is very strong as more and more people move to the area. “With real estate, you can get a good


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“With real estate, you can get a good return on your investment”

return on your investment with assured capital growth over the medium and long term. The other benefit is asset improvement. Unlike shares, a property owner can improve the property by way of renovation so as to increase the property value. One downside of real estate is liquidity – with the share market one can sell one day and buy in the next. With real estate, it is more of a medium to long term investment, which should be recognised,” Mr Young adds. Richard Scrivener of Next Property

Group says despite it being too early to predict what the market will do, he believes good property holds its value, as it did during the GFC, and offers a strong return on investment thanks to the rental market. “If you look at most areas on the Sunshine Coast and even Australia-wide, properties tend to double in value every 10 years, and like all good blue chip investments, it is always about the long term gain rather than the short term pick up,” he shares. Head of research at CoreLogic Asia

Pacific, Tim Lawless, highlights recent data and states that the past five years has seen Sunshine Coast housing values rising at the average annual rate of 3.6 per cent, with the past 12 months slightly higher at 3.9 per cent. “Additionally, the gross rental yield is tracking at 4.6 per cent per annum, providing a total annual gross return of around 8.5 per cent. Over the same period, the ASX200 showed an average annual growth rate of 1.7 per cent as well as significantly more volatility. Of course, housing investments tend to have larger capital outlays on the purchase, as well as maintenance costs and some periods of vacancy,” Mr Lawless explains. Mr Young says that overall, the enquiry levels are solid. “Stock markets are typically much more reactive to shocks, which can at least partially be explained by the liquidity of the asset class; transactional costs are very low, the market value of shares are highly transparent and the trading platform facilitates a rapid transactional rate,” Mr Lawless says. “There are some similarities with the GFC in that this is a global event that was unexpected that will involve a global stimulus response in an effort to keep economies buoyant and stave off recession.”

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MAROOCHYDORE, 74 Primary School Court

Developers Dream Prime Principal Centre Zone - Must Sell By Public Auction This is an outstanding opportunity for investors and developers, this old Maroochydore home sits right in the middle of Principal Centre Zone, build multiunit dwellings, an office block with basement parking, there are so many options. This property must be sold via public auction • Must be sold by public auction • Build Multi uni dwellings, an office block with basement parking • Current dwelling has been used as an office • Income potential to help with holding costs leading to redevelopment

• Excellent investment potential for an astute buyer • Close proximity to the re-developed Sunshine Plaza & Maroochydore CBD • Position is ultra convenient to everything • Centrally located 607m2 Block

OPEN HOME: Saturday 21st Mar 1-1.30pm AUCTION: ON SITE Saturday 4th Apr 1pm AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758





Alexandra Headland, 21 Victor Street

Elegant Golden Triangle 250 Meters To The Beach


Emanating sophisticated coastal elegance this immaculately presented home promises relaxed living and easy entertaining. Showcasing an immediate sense of space and luxury, this family residence presents open plan living and entertaining with seamless indoor to outdoor integration.

Saturday 21st Mar 11-11.30am AGENT:

• 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 living areas, study & double LUG plus storage • Alfresco entertaining overlooking the private swimming pool • Gourmet kitchen finished with beautiful stone • Substantial master suite exclusively occupying the upper level

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• Two living areas plus built in study • Beautiful French Oak hardwood flooring & Plantation shutters throughout • Airconditioned Fourth bedroom/granny flat/ pool house with ensuite • Electric gate and secure intercom entry

Ross Cattle 0410 625 758






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ALEXANDRA HEADLAND, 3/132 Alexandra Parade

Full Floor Apartment @ Beachfront Alexandra Headland Location The entire floor is yours, complete privacy one apartment per floor designed for those looking for a house-sized apartment without the hassle of the up keep, positioned with ocean frontage and large lake and park at the rear, complete privacy,access via secure entry and lift. • Bright open-plan living that flows effortlessly to an outdoor entertaining terrace • A choice of two balconies with elevated ocean & hinterland views • Designer stone kitchen with quality appliances • Huge Master suite with ensuite and private balcony

• Two additional good sized bedrooms with built-ins • Air-conditioning for year round comfort, separate internal laundry • Double secure parking space, lockable storage cage • Boutique pet-friendly security building with lift access and intercom

OPEN HOME: Saturday 21st Mar 12-12.30pm AUCTION: On Site Saturday 4th Apr 11am AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758





WARANA, 48 Mulgani St

Fantastic Beachside Dual Living, Plenty of Space for Everyone For those buyers looking for a beachside home that offers more, this is the one. This amazing newly refurbished home has a detached fully council approved bungalow, perfect for dual living or renting for additional income. The main house has an open plan design with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms with an ensuite and walk-in robe to the main bedroom, the outdoor living is enormous and is directly leading onto the lush green grass back yard. The bungalow has a large open plan kitchen, living and dining room, huge bedrooom, bathroom and laundry making it fully self contained.

OPEN HOME: Saturday 21st Mar 10-10.30am PRICE: Contact Agent AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758







BUDERIM, 17 Somerset Drive

Owners Purchased Elsewhere, Ready To Meet The Market!!! Created when homes were built to last, this impressive split-level home has been architecturally designed to optimise the extraordinary, panoramic views from Mount Coolum to the ocean. Situated on a leafy elevated half acre, this classic Buderim beauty has been lovingly refurbished to make the most of the high ceilings, character features and spacious rooms. The motivated sellers are packed and ready to move to their new farm, this home must be sold!!


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OPEN HOME: Saturday 21st Mar 10-10.30am PRICE: Buyers from $795,000 AGENT: Amanda Morton 0475 846 626



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Elanora Avenue MOOLOOLABA

• SELLING ON OR BEFORE AUCTION! • North facing with deep water access • Expansive Broadwater views • 10 metre pontoon • 5 Kw solar which also services the heated pool

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Inspect Saturday 21st Mar 9.45-10.30am Wednesday 25th Mar 12-12.30pm

• 10,000 litre water tank • Triple car garage

5 bed | 3 bath | 3 car

Price Auction Saturday 28th March 10am

• Stroll to Mooloolaba beach & shopping precinct

Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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Tantula Rd West


• Exceptional 180 degree ocean views • Stunning magnesium in-ground pool • Sound proof theatre room • 5.3Kw solar • Dual living with parents / teenagers retreat

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• Walk to Alex Surf club, beach, cafes & restaurants • Minutes to Mooloolaba Esplanade / Beach

4 bed | 3 bath | 2+ car

Price Offers from $1.49 million

• Close proximity to Maroochydore CBD

Karen Jones 0405 122 526

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hether you’re looking for a permanent and comfortable abode, an idyllic holiday hideaway or an enviable short-term holiday rental to add to your portfolio, this immaculately presented unit in Dockside is sure to impress. Beautifully styled and sold fully furnished, this ground floor unit is nestled within a boutique complex of just 18 units with on-site property managers, resort-style pool, barbecue and gazebo. This unit offers two large bedrooms, a two-way bathroom, internal laundry and an open-plan layout with private patio. Secure basement parking for one car with internal access and additional lock-up storage cage complete the package. This apartment is located 300 metres from the beach.


2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Auction Saturday March 28 @ 11am HSR Property Group 0418 769 466 Anne Wallace 0418 769 466

Free 3kW of Solar & 3 free years Body Corp Fee’s!*

Ascent Apartments 2b Centreview Court Buderim 179-227SQM OF LUXURY


Embrace the ultimate in sophisticated contemporary living when you invest in an elegant brand new apartment on the very top of Buderim Mountain, just two minutes stroll to the village, and showcasing sweeping coastal and ocean views incorporating the white sands of Moreton Island and beyond...Stage II of “Ascent” has arrived. Designed and constructed by award



winning Majestic Developments. 6 Spacious apartments ranging in size from 179 - 227 Sqm, each complete with two ensuited bedrooms, powder room, two separate living areas (or one living and third bedroom), premium kitchen, eastfacing balcony on two floors to admire the glorious vista, laundry, and double lock up garage.

Luxury Dual Living Apartment’s * Only until 20/03/2020

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Drive through a canopy of trees to your plateau setting overlooking spectacular views of the Sunshine Coast. Atmospheric clouds and mist, daily sunrise and light filled rooms. Executive style residence overlooking 11 lush green acres. Fenced into 2 paddocks for cattle with plenty of water from the dam. Large 6x9 metre shed with 3 roller doors. Cool mountain air, 300m above sea level. 10 mins to Maleny, 7 mins to the electric rail, 1 hr to Brisbane Airport, 30 mins to Sunshine Coast beaches. Your private, peaceful mountain getaway.

Architect designed ultra modern executive residence on over one acre (4694m2). Spotted gum polished timber floors. Two sides of the living area are enhanced and expanded by walls of bi-gold glass doors flowing out to private verandahs. All bedrooms have external glass door entry. This very private property also features a terraced nature walk along the escarpment into some remnant rainforest. Panoramic views to the sandhills of Moreton Island and the Glasshouse Mountains and Brisbane comes into view on clear days.

Price $1,200,000 Negotiable 65 Upper Mount Mellum Road, Mount Mellum

Price $1,800,000 39 Mountain View Road, Bald Knob/Maleny


Exclusive Agent Geoff Wells 0418 787 060 www.malenyrealty.com.au / 20432474

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SPECTACULAR VIEWS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SPECTACULAR HOME Perched on a ridge with amazing views from the Sunshine Coast to Moreton Bay, the Glasshouse Mountains & Brisbane, this is one unique offering. The 11 acres means no near neighbours and secure views forever! Architect designed home, picture windows take in the amazing views. Kitchen opening to generous outdoor entertaining. Lounge & dining area + media room & 2 offices. Open level land around the house. 13 mins to Maleny, 10 mins to Landsborough & 30 mins to beaches. See you at the auction. GPS Location -26.794882, 152.905582 or 2kms Exclusive Agent Jess Luthje 0438 616 064 Along Bald Knob Rd from Landsborough Maleny Rd www.malenyrealty.com.au / 20405867 intersection


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With only two owners since 1958 and being offered for the first time in 26 years, this two-storey beach house sits in an oasis of mature gardens with north-east aspect capturing the sea breezes. Sit back and relax on the deck amongst the top of the palms or enjoy the peace in the spacious back garden. Upstairs offers an air-conditioned open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms and bathroom. Downstairs boasts an air-conditioned office and two consulting rooms, laundry, second toilet and an outdoor shower, and an additional airconditioned bedroom with French doors opening to the garden. Sitting on a 647m2 block, this home is in a sought-after location. It is located close to the beach, CBD and shopping centres.

3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Auction Saturday, March 21 @ 10am First National Real Estate Coastal. 5444 0800 Paul Angell 0438 468 378 Lisa Angell 0438 443 979

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BEAUTIFUL IN BUDERIM WITH MORETON ISLAND VIEWS BUDERIM, 8 Gumtree Dr This gorgeous architect designed home is set for your family to delight in the tranquillity, privacy and coastal views and breezes for which Buderim is renowned. â&#x20AC;˘ Situated on an 896sqm block with only one neighbour â&#x20AC;˘ Recently renovated to a beautiful standard â&#x20AC;˘ Ample room to park a caravan or boat off street â&#x20AC;˘ Stylish kitchen with ocean views â&#x20AC;˘ Large workshop, under house storage, games room and â&#x20AC;˘ Generous sized bedrooms, well separated from the living areas downstairs kitchenette â&#x20AC;˘ Master bed with walk through robe and ensuite and a separate north facing deck overlooking the pool 56 My Weekly Preview | March 20, 2020

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OPEN Saturday 12.30-1pm AUCTION Saturday 21st March 1pm

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Sanctuary Bli Bli Limited Offer $25,000* OFF! First five buyers we’ll pay your Level blocks! 700sqm + S U PL stamp duty! SAVING YOU $13,000! 1st Buyer gets BONUS $12,000 OFF 2nd Buyer gets BONUS $11,000 OFF 3rd Buyer gets BONUS $10,000 OFF 4th Buyer gets BONUS $9,000 OFF 5th Buyer gets BONUS $8,000 OFF Bli Bli is regarded as a property hot ot spot with tre, and so it’s central location, new town centre, port, schools, close to beaches, international airport, er! transport & all the coast has to offer! ews ✓ North East aspect with rural views ✓ Fully serviced, water, power andd sewered ✓ Central location close to shops and schools, and only minutes to beaches, Sunshine Plaza, CBD and golf course


INSPECT: Saturday 21st March 10.30am - 12pm onsite

* Limited offer. Does not apply to 800m2 lots or larger lots.

Wayne Vidler 0408 200 040 Ian Pettigrew 0408 200 006


Feel at home with... Amber Fox 0405 357 735


• Dual living potential - for family, grown children, rent or Airbnb • Multliple living areas, great for entertaining • Fully fenced, established gardens with tropical pool setting • Views to Mt Nindery and the Hinterland

6 Bed 4 Bath 3 Car 1356m2

Inspect: By Appointment Barbara Banks 0419 760 492

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Margie Deighton 0411 399 514

Neil Bourke 0417 721 602

Barbara Banks 0419 760 492

75/57 Grand Parade, KAWANA ISLAND

Offers over $629,000 considered

Unique top floor renovated apartment with wrap around balcony light filled on end and corner so extra doors, windows & airflow!

3 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car 155m2

• New tiles, carpet, fans, lights and newly painted throughout • Handy study nook on entry and separate storage in basement • 2 tropical pools, spa, community BBQ’s, sauna, gym, media room • Fully ducted air-conditioning and instantaneous hot water system

Inspect: Sat 21st Mar 11-11.45am Leanne King 0439 910 235

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As a team we pride ourselves on helping Sellers achieve their dreams. We accomplish this with our hard work ethic, tranparent approach to business and clear communication. Market understanding and skilled negotiaton means we will act in your interest to achieve the best price possible. If you are looking to Sell then trust a team who place the same importance on your valuable asset as they do their own.

Your No. 2 Agent - Sunshine Coast All sellers should seek out a 2nd opinion from Neil Bourke who has 20 years experience in marketing and appraising properties

Darren & Jenny Rix 0416 188 259 | 0404 256 495

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Darren Rix 0416 188 259


This spacious family home waits to be filled with laughter, fun and new memories. A lovely private and peaceful setting.

Leanne King 0439 910 235

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Feel at home with...

Amber Fox 0405 357 735

Leanne King 0439 910 235

Darren Rix 0416 188 259

Margie Deighton 0411 399 514

Neil Bourke 0417 721 602

Barbara Banks 0419 760 492



A contemporary home that personifies Queensland’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle all year round. Whether with family or entertaining this is resort styled living at its best. • 2 full kitchens, outdoors complete with charcoal oven, bbq, wine fridge, & hot water • 2 spacious living areas, plus full sized office/study • Ducted aircon, 5kW solar system, pool • Large level area suitable for shed or second dwelling • Fully landscaped, 2yr construction waranty

4 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car 1.22ha Auction: Onsite Sunday 5th April 10am Inspect: Saturday 21st March 2-2.45pm Darren Rix 0416 188 259 Jenny Rix 0404 256 495



Looking for that WOW factor in a home in a small complex of 12 on Buderim with expansivie ocean views. This is it and more. • Spacious open plan living, high ceilings, modern kitchen 2 balconies • Internal stairs to covered entertaining roof top with spa and gardens • Secure 2 car garaging, storage, lift from garage to front door • Flat walk to Buderim Village with it cafes, shops and transport

3 Bed 3 Bath 2 Car 350m2 Inspect: Sat 21st Mar 10-10.45am & Wed 25th Mar 5.30-6pm Margie Deighton 0411 399 514


High $900,000s

Situated in a very private location is this superb completely renovated lowset lifestyle home offering peace and tranquility. • Stunning 2 separate living areas, 3 large bedrooms, office, 3 mtr ceiling • Superb 2 pak kitchen, stone benchtops, gas cooktop, 900mm oven • Huge covered alfresco entertaining deck overlooking a rainforest setting • New 5kW solar system, hybrid invertor, approx 90,000 water, plus bore

Phone (07) 5476 3579

Putting the real back in real estate!

3 Bed 3 Bath 2 Car 7738m2 Inspect: Sat 21st Mar 1.30-2.15pm Margie Deighton 0411 399 514


Fundraising Packages Available for Clubs, Community Groups, Schools and Charities Contact Amber Fox, amber@thepropertyleague.com.au for more details myweeklypreview.com.au

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MOOLOOLABA HOUSE SIZED DUPLEX – NO BODY CORPORATE FEES 2/11 Marjorie Street, Mooloolaba If you’re looking to downsize but don’t want to compromise on space or style, you will love this archeticually designed duplex located in the heart of Mooloolaba. This lock-up-and-leave property delivers a flexible, low-maintenance lifestyle with no body corporate fees and low outgoings. The spacious open plan design is complete with multiple decks and sparkling inground pool along with off-street parking suitable for a caravan.


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Total size 298m2 (approx.) No body corporate fees Extremely low outgoings Pet friendly / private pool Walk to shops, beaches & Mooloolaba



Price: $1,349,000 Inspect: Saturday 21st March 1-1.30pm Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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137 Lindsay Road, Buderim This stunning home is positioned privately off the road and is only minutes to Buderim Village and all its amenities on offer. 137 Lindsay Road offers the perfect lifestyle of entertainment and seclusion while being on top of Buderim. The home features 3 bedrooms complete with sliding wardrobes, ceiling fans, and carpet. The master suite is finished with a large walk-in wardrobe and beautiful ensuite, committed owners say sell!

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Ducted air-con throughout Sparkling in-ground lap pool Minutes to Buderim Village Great schools within easy reach Easy access to the Bruce Highway



Price: Mid to High $600’s Inspect: By Appointment Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Stephen McMillan 0405 175 162

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME - READY TO GO! 135 Lindsay Road, Buderim With land becoming harder and harder to find, this is one not to be missed! The current owners have decided it’s time to pass this 700sqm opportunity over for someone to design and build their own dream home.

Price: Mid to High $300’s Inspect: By Appointment Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Stephen McMillan 0405 175 162



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139 Lindsay Road, Buderim


This is a cracker; 139 Lindsay Road is sitting proudly on a good sized 677sqm lot and offers a unique 1-bedroom granny flat. While proposing the opportunity to extend to a large family home, should this be required.

Price: Offers Over $495,000 Inspect: Saturday 21st March 1-1.30pm Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Stephen McMillan 0405 175 162




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AUCTION BEACHFRONT COTTON TREE - OWNERS RELOCATING AND SELLING NOW! 6/19 Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore Presenting an incredible beachfront opportunity in the iconic Chateau Royale “Beach Houses” offering an idyllic coastal lifestyle. Stroll to the fabulous Cotton Tree boutique retail and dining areas, the Sunshine Plaza, Cinemas, Ocean Street restaurant precinct, weekly markets and the Maroochydore Bowls and Surf Clubs. With patrolled pristine beaches, aquatic centre, cycle pathways and Maroochy River on your doorstep, the lifestyle options are endless


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Modern beachfront living Stroll to the Maroochy RSL Tightly held real estate Use of pool Complex Parking for 3 vehicles Motivated Sellers



Auction: Saturday 4th April 2pm Inspect: Saturday 21st March 12-12.30pm Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Lorenn Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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AUCTION AFFORDABLE LUXURY WATERFRONT HOME, NORTH FACING WITH POOL & CANAL LIFESTYLE 6 Osborne Circuit, Maroochydoore With lashings of wow factor both inside and out, this contemporary home boasts a north facing alfresco entertaining area with stunning canal views. The designer inground pool and cascading timber decking are perfect for morning exercise, social gatherings, or enjoying the cool breezes. Will you start your day with yoga soaking up the waterfront vista or launch your paddleboard from your very own deck?


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Affordable waterfront living Outdoor entertaining, sparkling pool North facing water vistas Luxury kitchen with butler’s pantry Indulgent master w private balcony Direct canal access for water sports



Auction: Saturday 4th April at 12pm Inspect: Saturday 21st March 10-10.30am Melissa Schembri 0403 327 792 John Skerlak 0413 441 834


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his could be the coastal lifestyle that your dreams are made of, or perhaps an investment for your real estate portfolio. This home is located only minutes to beaches, parks, schools, shopping and the Peregian Beach township. Features include: • Granite surfaces throughout • European stainless steel appliances • Pantry • Storage • Ducted airconditioning • Ceiling fans • Two separate living areas • Security screens and doors • Garden shed Only five years young this home is in great condition and won’t last long at this price.

22 CALIFORNIA BOULEVARD, PEREGIAN BEACH 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $639,000 Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Steve Turner 0412 679 488


35 Moondarra Crescent, Mooloolaba This absolutely stunning home on a large 782 Sqm lot in Moondarra Crescent has a massive 28.5m waterfrontage and is a short walk to the restaurant vibe of the Mooloolaba Esplanade and its amazing beach. From the moment you enter the front door, you are greeted with spacious areas and sprawling views of the waterways of Mooloolaba. The living area downstairs flows out to a private area with a pool designed for all ages.




Ducted air-conditioning Large 782 Sqm lot 28.5m waterfrontage Dual living opportunity Secure gated area for pets


Auction: Saturday 4th April at 4pm Inspect: Saturday 21st March 10-10.30am & Wednesday 25th March 5-5.30pm Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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



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

$1,150,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car



Auction on site Saturday, March 21 @ 1pm

$310,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car

Prime Property

Carolans First National, Andy Sharma

Next Property Group Carmel La Macchia & Loren Wimhurst

Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257


Brenden Southey 0417 633 035

$424,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car


Carolans First National, Vanessa Brunton

Auction on site Saturday, March 21 @ 10am


First National Coastal 5444 0800

$550,000 / 5 bed, 1 bath, 2 car

Paul & Lisa Angell 0438 468 378

Carolans First National, Andy Sharma



Auction on site Saturday, March 21 @ 10am


Next Property Group 1300 400 777

$680,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

Century 21, Grant Smith

Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 2/38-42 KING STREET, BUDERIM 31 GENTLE ANNIE ROAD, BALD KNOB

$385,000 / 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car

Auction on site Saturday, March 21 @ 11am

Century 21, Grant Smith

Maleny Realty 5499 9994

Exceptional Location – Surprisingly Spacious 48 Yorkeys Lane, MAROOCHYDORE The exceptional location of 48 Yorkeys Lane is only surpassed by the surprise you will get on entering this very spacious 2 storey Terrace house.


Jess Luthje 0438 616 064

$585,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car


Century 21, Grant Smith

• An enormous master bedroom/retreat with walk in robe and ensuite with balcony

A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast:


• Very well appointed kitchen with stone benches and stainless appliances

$452,500 / vacant land

17 PACIFIC BOULEVARD, BUDDINA Next Property Group, Rebecca Fletcher

• An internal courtyard/entertaining area coming off the dining/ kitchen

*As supplied by contributing real estate agencies




Inspect Saturday 21st March 12 - 12.30pm Price $629,000 Steve Kealey 0437 935 369 stevekealey@platinumproperties. com.au

• Airconditioning to the master and living

Remax Coast and Country, Wade Mills

$1,650,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car















Prime beachside home This two-storey beach house sits in an oasis of mature gardens with a north-east aspect to capture the sea breezes. Features: • Upstairs offers air-conditioned open plan living, dining & kitchen, 2 bedrooms + family bathroom • Downstairs boasts office + 2 consulting rooms, laundry, additional bedroom + second toilet • Reverse cycle air-conditioning. Single lockup garage + shed • 647m2 block with potential for more than one dwelling STCA Don’t miss this opportunity to secure this prime beachside home. AUCTION Saturday 21st March 10am On-Site INSPECT Saturday 21st March 9.30 - 10am FIRST NATIONAL COASTAL 5443 3377 PAUL & LISA ANGELL 0438 468 378 WEB www.firstnationalcoastal.com.au

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ENTERTAINERS DELIGHT – ON A GREAT 841m2 OF LAND! Blanketed in natural light this stylish double brick family home offers the very best in contemporary family living. •Fully equipped kitchen with great storage options •Open plan living / kitchen complete with air-conditioning •Master suite with multiple robes, modern ensuite & air-conditioning •Separate lounge / media room allowing for quite time •Expansive paved undercover area, ideal for family BBQ’s •Double garage with drive thru access to the back yard & internal access •841m2(approx.) of land, perfect for the kids and pets to play AUCTION Wednesday 1st April @ 5:30pm (if not sold prior) INSPECT Saturday 21st March 9 – 11am & Wednesday 25th March 5 – 5.30pm FIRST NATIONAL RIVERSIDE 5446 6186 JASON BURNS 0417 762 001 WEB www.firstnationalriverside.com.au

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Pure indulgence, private entertainer. This will tick all the boxes, get in quick on this one!

Price: $669,000 Inspect: Saturday 9-10am View: www.remaxpropertysales.com.au/ 20400256 Tony Bennett M 0424 855 224

• Dual living / Teenage retreat great for air BNB • Stunning polished timber flooring • Town and tank water • Tinted windows and aircon throughout




• Loads of parking and caravan space • Large entertainment areas with nature views

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Blue Chip Vaca nt Ac rea Lots - Nor ge th Male ny!

Escape T o T he Country KIRRAMA PARK Kirrama Park Maleny is a unique place to live. A private, securely gated community for over 50’s who have a high standard of lifestyle in mind. Set amongst 28 acres, with over 10 acres of private parkland and common property for you to enjoy; along with the native wallabies and waterbirds. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure vacant acreage land in highly sought-after North Maleny. The 1.25-acre (5,000m2) lots in Stage 1 land release offer gorgeous views over the established landscaped park. This allows residents the perfect balance between space and easy-care living. There’s enough room to spread out and relax without having to spend an entire weekend mowing the grass. And there is the added advantage to lock up and go, with peace of mind knowing that your home is in good hands. Set within the picturesque surrounds of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Kirrama Park is a rare chance to enjoy the best in rural living combined with the convenience of living only minutes to Maleny’s 18-hole golf course, café’s, restaurants, supermarkets and medical facilities. 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 barbeque.

FROM $495,000

Contact RE/MAX Hinterland for further details Phone: 5408 4220 | 0447 737 737 Email: sales@remaxhinterland.com.au remaxhinterland.com.au/kirrama

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10 Cayman Place, Kawana Island OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS

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754 m²

Auction: Saturday 11th April at 12pm (DVWHU+XQWSULRUWR$XFWLRQ Contact: Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 minka@ teamgodwin.com.au

MINKA JENKINS “I don’t sell houses. I sell lifestyles.” Contact: 0488 550 063 minka@ teamgodwin.com.au

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Land area 910m2*

Approved for 4 x 3 bed units + retail

Local Centre & Tourist Zoning

12 metre height limit

North Easterly Pumicestone Passage views

Colliers International is pleased to offer to the market a rare opportunity to purchase an outstanding development site on the Sunshine Coast, with the potential to develop a boutique mixed-use project overlooking the pristine Pumicestone Passage and within walking distance of the beach, parks & shops.

Baydn Dodds 0418 173 187

Nick Dowling 0419 726 705




1823m2 on 3 residential titles with 800m2 commercial building • HUGE 55m main road frontage • 220m to suburban shopping complex • 1.8km to Nambour Hospital • Instructions are clear - MUST BE SOLD

OPTION 1 3 Residential Lots, ideally suited to 1 x duplex, 2 x dual key sites. Council support in principle at pre-lodgement meeting conducted, minimal costs (other than demolition), as lots currently exist. OPTION 2 800m2 Commercial Building. Ideal Opportunity for Large Private Businesses requiring Office Space, with approx. 14 off street car parking spaces. Huge Main Road frontage for additional business exposure

Offers Over $660,000 considered ed Jason Stock 0411 123 888 or Richard Krauz 0422 997 810 remaxpropertysales.com.au

ADDRESS 50 Lowe Street Nambour QLD 4560

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6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Gardening Australia. 8.30 The Capture. (M) A soldier is accused of kidnapping. 9.30 Silent Witness. (M) A transgender man is attacked. 10.30 QI. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 MOVIE The Blind Side. (2009) (PG) Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw. A homeless teenager becomes a gridiron player. 11.10 To Be Advised.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 2. Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs. 8.45 Friday Night Knock Off. 9.45 MOVIE The Man With The Iron Fists. (2012) (MA15+) RZA. Warriors clash in a feudal Chinese village. 11.35 Cold Case. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 The Graham Norton Show. (PG) Celebrity guests include Emilia Clarke. 9.30 Kitty Flanagan: Hello Kitty. (M) Stand-up comedy by Kitty Flanagan. 11.20 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.30 Tutankhamun’s Last Mission. (M) 8.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (M) Doug Judy is back. 9.00 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. (M) 10.00 Faboriginal. (PG)


7pm ABC News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) Martin has to rush Buddy to the vet. 8.20 Agatha Raisin. (M) A gruesome discovery unsettles the locals. 9.10 Stateless. (M) Cam wrestles with his conscience. 10.05 Call The Midwife. (PG) 11.05 To Be Advised.

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Iron Man 2. (2010) (PG) Robert Downey Jr. A Stark family enemy takes on Iron Man. 9.30 MOVIE Die Hard 2. (1990) (M) Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia. A cop becomes involved in a hostage situation.

6pm Nine News Saturday. 7.00 Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo. (PG) 8.00 MOVIE Back To The Future. (1985) (PG) Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. A teenager goes back in time. 10.20 MOVIE Get Shorty. (1995) (MA15+) John Travolta.

6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 Ambulance Australia. (M) 8.30 Ambulance. (M) A gunman appears to be on the loose. 9.30 999: What’s Your Emergency? I Never Thought I’d Find Myself In This Situation… Ever. (M) 10.30 Blue Bloods. (M) 11.30 Bull. (M)

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Celebrity Mastermind. (PG) 8.30 Country Music: The Sons And Daughters Of America (1964 – 1968) (PG) Explores the history of country music. 9.35 MOVIE Platoon. (1986) (MA15+) Charlie Sheen. A young, naive soldier is sent to Vietnam.


6.30pm Compass. (PG) 7.00 ABC News Sunday. 7.40 Grand Designs. (PG) Hosted by Kevin McCloud. 8.30 Stateless. (M) A peaceful protest turns chaotic. 9.20 Miniseries: A Very English Scandal. (M) Part 3 of 3. 10.20 Line Of Duty. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Deadpool. (2016) (MA15+) Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin. A mutant hunts for the man who experimented on him. 10.45 The Resident. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Married At First Sight. 8.30 60 Minutes. Current affairs program. 9.30 Murder For Hire: An Ex-Wife’s Revenge. (M) 10.30 See No Evil: The Lady Vanishes. (M) 11.30 Killision Course. (M)

6pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 6.30 The Sunday Project. 7.30 Dancing With The Stars. (PG) 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 Secrets Of Our Cities. (PG) 8.30 North America With Simon Reeve. (M) Part 3 of 5. 9.40 The Jeff Bezos Empire: The Rise And Reign Of Amazon. Part 2 of 2. 10.40 Cocaine: Living With The Cartels. (MA15+)


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) First responders deal with a skating mishap. 10.00 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. 9.00 Botched. (M) A patient seeks breast augmentation. 10.00 100% Footy. (M) 11.00 Lethal Weapon. (MA15+) 11.50 In Defence Of: Timothy McVeigh. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 Australian Survivor: All Stars. Presented by Jonathan LaPaglia. 8.30 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. Hosted by Dave Hughes. 9.30 To Be Advised. 11.20 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.30 Planet Expedition. (PG) 8.30 Michael Mosley: Eat, Fast, And Live Longer. A look at fasting as a way to live longer. 9.30 Michael Mosley: Medical Mavericks: Beating Infection. (M)


6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Foreign Correspondent. International affairs program. 8.30 Revelation: A Dangerous Place To Be A Child. (MA15+) Part 2 of 3. 10.00 Fake Or Fortune? The Lost Gainsborough.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG) 8.30 The Good Doctor. (M) The city is rocked by an earthquake. 9.30 World’s Most Shocking Emergency Calls. (MA15+)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. The final dates continue. 9.00 Paramedics. (M) Paramedics are called to a home invasion. 10.00 Kings Cross ER. (PG) 11.00 Chicago Med. (MA15+) 11.50 Cold Case. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Australian Survivor: All Stars. Presented by Jonathan LaPaglia. 8.30 NCIS. (M) A US Navy officer’s murder is investigated. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) A former black ops agent returns. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.30 Great Alaskan Railroad Journeys: Talkeetna To Juneau. (PG) 8.35 Insight. Presented by Jenny Brockie. 9.35 Dateline. 10.05 The Feed.


7pm ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Hard Quiz. (PG) 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (M) Hosted by Shaun Micallef. 9.00 You Can’t Ask That: Nudists. (MA15+) 9.35 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 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 First Dates Australia. (PG) Singles go on a blind first date. 9.40 The Latest: Seven News. 10.10 The Front Bar. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. It is time for the final dinner party. 9.00 Doctor Doctor. (M) Meryl plans a surprise birthday party. 10.00 New Amsterdam. (M) 11.00 Don’t Tell The Doctor. (M) 11.50 Westside. (MA15+)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) Three new lifeguards join the team. 8.30 Bull. (M) Bull is hired by a doctor who is accused of bribing his way into university. 10.30 The Project. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Tony Robinson’s History Of Britain: Victorians. 8.30 Dublin Murders. (MA15+) Cassie goes undercover as Lexie. 9.35 Project Blue Book. (M) Hynek recounts his experiences. 10.30 SBS World News Late.



6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 The Heights. (PG) Evan puts his foot in it with Ana. 8.30 Grand Designs Australia: Faraday Aussie Bush House. (PG) Presented by Peter Maddison. 9.25 To Be Advised.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Rebel Wilson’s Pooch Perfect. (PG) Hosted by Rebel Wilson. 9.00 MOVIE Father Figures. (2017) (M) Ed Helms, Owen Wilson. Two brothers set off to find their father. 11.15 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 3. Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons. From GIO Stadium, Canberra. 8.45 Golden Point. 9.45 World’s Wildest Flights. (PG) 10.45 Taken. (M) 11.45 Jury Speaks. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Ambulance Australia. 8.30 Gogglebox. Opinionated viewers discuss TV shows. 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 Blue Bloods. (M) 11.30 WIN News.

6.30pm News. 7.35 The Kennedys: A Fatal Ambition. (PG) 8.30 Secrets Of Britain: Secrets Of Westminster. (M) Explores the secrets of Westminster. 9.35 24 Hours In Emergency: Unconditional Love. (M)


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


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7pm Children’s Programs. 7.15 Dino Dana. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 QI. 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 9.00 The Office. 9.45 Ghosts. 10.20 Archer. 10.40 Archer.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Heathrow. 8.30 Billy Connolly: Journey To The Edge Of The World. 9.30 Martin Clunes: Islands Of Australia. 10.30 Selling Houses Aust.

6.30pm Football. AFL. Round 1. Western Bulldogs v Collingwood. 9.30 AFL Post-Game Show. 10.30 Armchair Experts. (M) 11.00 Vegas Rat Rods. 12am Graveyard Carz.

7.30pm MOVIE Mean Girls. (2004) (M) Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams. 9.30 MOVIE Easy A. (2010) (M) Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley. 11.30 Bromans. (MA15+)

7pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Escape To The Chateau. 8.30 MOVIE On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. (1969) (PG)

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: End Game. (PG) 7.30 Friends. (PG) 8.00 Seinfeld. 8.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 Friends. (PG) 10.30 Supernatural. 11.30 James Corden. (MC)

7.30pm Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Live At The Apollo. 9.20 Ross Noble: Stand Up Series. 9.50 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

6pm Helloworld. (PG) 6.30 The Yorkshire Vet In Spring. (PG) 7.30 The Yorkshire Vet. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 Honey I Bought The House. (PG)

6pm Football. AFL. Round 1. Gold Coast Suns v Port Adelaide. 9.00 MOVIE Pompeii. (2014) (M) 11.10 Ink Master: Redemption. 12am Blokesworld. 12.30 PBR Aust. Replay.

7pm MOVIE Trolls. (2016) (G) Anna Kendrick. 8.45 MOVIE Here Comes The Boom. (2012) (M) Kevin James, Salma Hayek. 10.50 MOVIE 21 & Over. (2013) (MA15+) Justin Chon.

4.20pm MOVIE The Train. (1964) (PG) 7pm MOVIE Johnny English. (2003) (PG) 8.45 MOVIE Diamonds Are Forever. (1971) (M) Sean Connery. 11.15 MOVIE The Scarlet Blade. (1963) (PG)

6pm Cops: Adults Only. (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 Rules Of Engagement. (PG)


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 9.10 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. 9.55 Adam Hills: The Last Leg.

6pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.00 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG) 8.30 Bushfire Wars. (PG) 9.00 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 11.00 Criminal Confessions. (M)

6pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE Fantastic Four. (2005) (PG) 8.40 MOVIE White House Down. (2013) (M) Channing Tatum. 11.20 Outback Truckers. 12.30am Oz Fish TV.

7.30pm MOVIE Transformers: The Last Knight. (2017) (M) Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel. 10.30 MOVIE The Purge. (2013) (MA15+) Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey.

4pm MOVIE The Way West. (1967) (PG) 6.30pm Agatha Christie’s Poirot. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Dynasties. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Live And Let Die. (1973) (PG) 11.00 Timeless.

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

6pm Friends. (PG) 9.00 Gogglebox. 10.00 Will & Grace. (PG) 11.30 Frasier. (PG)


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.15 Dino Dana. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 QI. 8.30 Upstart Crow. 9.00 The Office. 9.45 The Games. 10.15 Peep Show. 10.45 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 Gold Digger. (M) 11.40 Brit Cops. (M)

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 American Pickers. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Taken 3. (2014) (MA15+) Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker. 10.45 MOVIE New Jack City. (1991) (MA15+)

6pm Storage Hunters UK. (PG) 6.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE In Time. (2011) (M) 9.40 MOVIE Life. (2017) (MA15+) Ryan Reynolds. 11.45 Big Bang. (PG)

5.30pm Vet On The Hill. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 MOVIE The Man With The Golden Gun. (1974) (PG) Roger Moore. 11.10 The Commander. (MA15+)

6pm Celebrity Name Game. 6.30 Bondi Rescue. 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Law & Order: S.V.U. (M) 10.20 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 2. Bahrain Grand Prix. H’lights. 11.20 Super Rugby Wrap.

6pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Friends. (PG) 8.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 8.30 Seinfeld. 9.00 Two And A Half Men. (M) 10.30 Raymond. (PG) 11.00 Raymond. 11.30 James Corden. (M)


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.15 Dino Dana. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 QI. 8.30 To Be Advised. 9.10 The Office. 9.55 Brassic. 10.40 Timewasters. 11.05 Peep Show.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 Seven News. 7.30 Cold Case. (M) 8.30 Cold Case. (MA15+) 9.30 The Blacklist. (MA15+) 11.30 Criminal Minds. (M)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Full Custom Garage. (PG) 9.30 Counting Cars. (PG) 10.30 Vegas Rat Rods. 11.30 Graveyard Carz. 12.30am Ax Men.

6pm Storage Hunters UK. (PG) 6.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Young Sheldon. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Role Models. (2008) (MA15+) 11.00 Big Bang. (PG) 11.25 Young Sheldon. (PG)

5.30pm Vet On The Hill. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 As Time Goes By. 8.40 MOVIE The Spy Who Loved Me. (1977) (M) Roger Moore, Barbara Bach. 11.10 The Rockford Files. (M)

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

6pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Friends. (PG) 8.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 9.00 The Conners. (PG) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 10.30 2 Broke Girls. (M) 11.30 James Corden. (M)


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 QI. 8.30 This Time With Alan Partridge. 9.00 The Office. 9.25 The Office. 9.45 Live At The Apollo. 10.30 Ill Behaviour.

6.30pm Seven Local News. 7.00 News. 7.30 Border Security. 8.30 Extreme Railways. (PG) 9.30 David Jason: Planes, Trains And Automobiles. (PG) 10.30 Inside King’s Cross: The Railway.

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

6pm Storage Hunters UK. (PG) 6.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Top Gear. (PG) 9.00 MOVIE Battle Los Angeles. (2011) (M) 11.20 Big Bang. (PG) 11.45 Science Of Stupid. (M)

5.30pm Vet On The Hill. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Keeping Up Appearances. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE Moonraker. (1979) (PG) Roger Moore. 11.10 The Rockford Files. (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. 7.15 Dino Dana. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 QI. 8.30 Hard Quiz. 9.00 The Office. 9.45 GameFace. 10.15 Brassic. 11.00 Inside Amy Schumer.

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 Border Patrol. (PG)

6pm Football. AFL. Round 2. Collingwood v Richmond. From the MCG. 9.00 AFL Post-Game Show. 10.00 MOVIE Dredd. (2012) (MA15+) Karl Urban, Lena Headey. 12am Pawn Stars. (PG)

6pm Storage Hunters UK. 6.30 Auction Hunters. 7.00 Big Bang. 7.30 Survivor: Winners At War. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Fight Club. (1999) (MA15+) 11.20 Big Bang. 11.45 Science Of Stupid.

6.30pm Rugby League. NRL. Round 3. Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons. 7.00 Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 To Be Advised. 8.40 MOVIE For Your Eyes Only. (1981) (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. (PG) 11.30 NCIS. (M)



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Okay peeps I am now back from snowboarding… cheer if you must. Canada has had an epic year for powder. For those who ski, you will appreciate this story. Last Wednesday a blizzard came in at 8am, and yep, I went out in it when everyone stayed in. The result? I scored non-stop untracked powder all day by myself. Not once did I see anyone while riding down four- to five-kilometre powder runs for seven hours. Snap! Toilet paper! Yep, same thing happened in Canada. Gumtree is reselling one roll for $100. Now I want to meet the person who is that dumb to buy a roll, as I have a deal for you. My Weekly Preview (“MWP”) is locally owned by Sunshine Coast Alliance Publishing Ltd ACN 124 476 142 and is published by 20/20 Publishing Pty Ltd ACN 131 089 793 (the “Publisher”). The contents of MWP are subject to copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part without the written permission of the Publisher is prohibited. The publication of editorial in MWP does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views or opinions expressed by the Publisher. The Publisher does not accept responsibility for statements made by advertisers. All prices in MWP are correct as at the time of printing but are subject to change.

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My Weekly Preview Issue 595. March 20, 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 595. March 20, 2020  

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