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ON THE COVER Catch up with singer songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke (page 22) as she makes her way to the Sunshine Coast.

From the editor Happy Easter to everyone. No matter what the restrictions, it’s time for many of us to have some time out and relax. No doubt the Sunshine Coast will be enjoyed by many visitors. There’s plenty of choice on the Sunshine Coast and in terms of entertainment – go to our What’s On pages and make your pick. This week, our major feature story takes a leap into the future and discusses the pros and cons of hosting the 2032 Olympics in our state. It’s an interesting and informative read and gives us viewpoints from people who have been, and no doubt will play further roles in the upcoming Olympics. Our cover pic this week is of singersongwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, who will be among the 100 per cent Queensland talent line-up performing at Eumundi’s Sunshine Sound music festival next month.

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In sport, you will find a host of Sunshine Coast lifesaving stars who, after finding success at the recent State Championships at Tugun, are looking forward to competing in The Aussies, the annual Australian Surf Life Saving Championships event, to be held on the Sunshine Coast this year, where members from Australia’s 315 Surf Clubs come together to compete in more than 480 beach and ocean events. Last week, our feature story ‘Honouring our Unsung Heroes’ focused on our local volunteers and the upcoming awards organised by Volunteering Sunshine Coast (VSC). If you know someone deserving of recognition, you are encouraged to nominate them by April 16. Just fill out the form at volunteeringsunshinecoast.org.au. Gail Forrer gforrer@myweeklypreview.com.au

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Diverse First Nations voices heard at important forum held at Twin Waters.


ore than 200 people gathered for the region’s first ever First Nations SelfDetermination, Representation and Wellbeing Forum at Twin Waters. Held in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council, the Healing Foundation and Primary Health Networks, the event was a key opportunity to forward plan with First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people while also recognising the needs and trauma experienced by past generations. Sunshine Coast Council Senior First Nations Advisor Stephen Mam says he was pleased to see such a strong turnout. “The forum was all about the importance of selfdetermination and representation in wellbeing. Without those two we can’t have wellbeing,” Mr Mam says. “It’s important for the First Nations community to be active contributors in key decision-making processes. “Last week we saw our national Close the Gap Day, which highlighted the differences between the First Nations and wider community. “Until our old people are able to teach our young people, and our young people are able to learn from our old people, then equality has not been achieved.” The Healing Foundation Deputy CEO Donna Burns says it was a privilege to partner with Sunshine Coast Council to deliver such an important event. “We focus around the voices of The Stolen Generation, survivors and their descendants,” Ms Burns says. “What we need to do is elevate the voices. We know that communities and individuals within those communities have the solutions and we know a major part of that is putting culture at the centre. “I’d really like to see this not be put on the community to change but broader Australia to step up, become trauma aware and healing informed.”

Tribal Elder Tais K’Reala Randanpi, Donna Burns and Stephen Mam at the First Nations Self-Determination Representation and Wellbeing forum Tribal Elder Tais K’Reala Randanpi says representation at the forum by many different tribes was equally essential. “It’s more important that the First Nation(s) people step up and do things the way they want to do,” Mr K’Reala Randanpi says. The forum included a traditional welcome, cultural sessions and presentations by the Statement from the Heart Working Group, International Peoples Organisation and USC plus Relationships Australia’s Debra Bennet. Sunshine Coast Council last month (March 25) unanimously endorsed its Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.For more information visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/ Community-Support/First-Nations-Sunshine-Coast. – For more news stories go to: sunshinecoastnews. com.au.

The Queensland government has committed half a million dollars to support a program backed by former welterweight boxing champion Jeff Horn in his fight against bullying in schools. Horn, 33, is taking his fight outside the ring and hopes the program can help kids around Queensland who struggle with confidence and bullying, like he did as a kid. ‘The Hornet’ is the ambassador for the Australian Martial Arts Youth Development Alliance program, which focuses on teaching children self-discipline, respect and integrity. AMAYDA has raised $175,000 for schools across Queensland and the state government has committed to a further two-year investment to support the initiative. The program role-plays difficult situations for students and provides them with practical solutions throughout secondary school. It also has mentors in schools and the community who provide support where parents can’t. Mr Horn says mentorship changed his outlook and hopes it can do the same for Queensland youth. “I believe in the mentors and what they put together because it changed my life and I think it’s going to change other people’s lives,” Horn says. “This program is all about building confidence and building leaders in our kids, and our steering them away from getting bad behaviours and making a difference in our communities.” “It covers all different martial arts and styles, and what you can do in situations where you’re in trouble,” Mr Horn says. “But it’s not just physical, it’s mainly teaching kids how to deal with a situation verbally before it gets physical.” So far over 4000 children and parents have been supported by the program across 42 schools in Queensland. – Fraser Barton in Townsville AAP




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Fun and Games As Brisbane moves closer to hosting the 2032 Olympic Games, the state’s southeast, including our region, is set to benefit from increased investment and global exposure. But not everyone in Queensland is cheering. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.


rofessor Brendan Burkett gets shivers up his spine when he thinks about holding the Australian flag high above his head as he led the Australian Paralympic Team into the stadium at the 2000 Summer Paralympics Opening Ceremony. It was a moment he’ll never forget and with the recent announcement of Brisbane as the preferred candidate to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games, he says the Sunshine Coast is set to reap huge rewards if we win the bid. Professor Burkett is the director of high-performance sport at the University of the Sunshine Coast and head coach of the Australian Paralympic Swim Team, and represented Australia for 13 years as a swimmer. He was captain of the Australian Paralympic Team at the 1996 Atlanta Games and is a Paralympic champion, world champion and world record holder. A multiple medallist, he won a gold medal in the men’s 50-metre freestyle S9 event at Atlanta, for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia. “During the Sydney Olympics, the whole country was just jumping with excitement and patriotism,” he says. “It was called the best Games ever, and it just seemed to really pull the country together. “It was a massive buzz to lead the team into the stadium in Sydney and something

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that made you feel really great to be Australian and I’m envisaging the same can happen for Brisbane in 2032. “It was such a privilege to be selected to compete for my country, then to be lucky enough to lead my team in at the home games was top of the tree. I was captain of the team in Atlanta in ’96 and the same at the World Championships in ’98, but to do that in front of your home crowd on home soil, that’s a whole new level. “There are so many athletes from so many countries I catch up with at world championships and 21 years later, they still say the Sydney Games was one of the highlights and you just go, geez, it’s good to be Australian.” As a journalist living and working in Sydney in 2000, this writer has equally fond memories. For two weeks, from September 15 to October 1, there was an electrifying buzz in the air. The city was transformed, with giant outdoor screens, street parties, free events and thousands of international visitors, lanyards dangling around their necks, wandering the city streets with happy smiles, asking for directions and encountering friendly Sydneysiders only too happy to help. There was an air of goodwill in shops, businesses, buses, trains and ferries. Friendly chatter between stranger was commonplace and workers filled the parks

“The whole country was just jumping with excitement and patriotism” Brendan Burkett leading the Australian Paralympic Team at the Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony

at lunchtime to watch the latest race or game on a big screen. Spontaneous cheers erupted across the city at all times of the day and night when someone’s favourite athlete or team won. Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast look set to experience the same excitement and boost to both morale and the economy that Sydney enjoyed in 2000, with the International Olympic Committee’s February 25 announcement that Brisbane is the preferred candidate to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games. “I think it’s very exciting,” Prof Burkett says. “Looking back to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018 and the Sydney Games in 2000, heaps of positivity came out of those, so I’m very excited.” Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson has played a leading role in advancing the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games candidature since the idea was first mooted by the Council of Mayors South East Queensland nearly six years ago. Mayor Jamieson – who on April 30, 2015 with then-Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk were the first government representatives to meet with IOC president Thomas Bach to discuss the potential to host the games in southeast Queensland – says it has been a roller coaster ride to this point, but we are not over the line yet. myweeklypreview.com.au

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Professor Brendan Burkett working with students “As we now push our way through the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the potential to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games can become a powerful tool in southeast Queensland’s economic resurgence and deliver an incredible boost to our tourism industry when it needs it the most – along with many other industries that will be important contributors to the Games’ supply chain,” Mr Jamieson says. “Likewise, in order to get our candidature over the line, all tiers of government will need to be able to demonstrate we are infrastructure-ready to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games event. But not everyone is happy about it. Katter’s Australian

Party MPs Robbie Katter and Nick Dametto are concerned a Brisbane Olympics will mean regional Australia misses out on infrastructure investment, with Mr Dametto calling it “a party for Brisbane”. Greens MP Michael Berkman says the government should instead be investing in education, social housing and child safety. Prof Burkett says the benefits will outweigh the cost. “Countries have got a lot smarter in how to run a Games,” he says. “The stigma attached to it costing a lot of money and countries being in debt has changed. The success of the London Olympics in 2012 showed that. That whole precinct has turned into a thriving area. Heaps of good things can come out of the Olympics. “For the Sunshine Coast, key things like infrastructure will be fast tracked. When you have a major international event, it increases the construction of infrastructure significantly. We have a reasonable reliance on tourism on the Sunshine Coast and to showcase Queensland and the Sunshine Coast, there is no bigger market to do it than hosting the world’s biggest sporting event. “It goes into bigger things than tourism. It’s building, construction, IT. A whole bunch of new connections will be established, whether it be at a sporting venue or a boardroom. A conversation can lead to a whole new industry. “The key is it’s a tremendous opportunity and it can bring a lot of positivity to the region, to Queensland and to the country.”

QUEENSLAND CROSSBENCHERS PAN BRISBANE OLYMPIC BID Queensland crossbenchers have slammed the state government’s 2032 Olympics bid. Katter’s Australian Party and Greens MPs say the government’s priorities are all wrong after it announced that Brisbane had been installed as the preferred bidder for the Games by the International Olympic Committee. Katter’s Australian Party MPs Robbie Katter and Nick Dametto say the bid will ensure regional infrastructure investment will lose out to the southeast for another 10 years. Mr Dametto says investing in the Olympics is irresponsible when the state debt would climb to $120 billion over the next four years. “We’re going to be in debt very soon and what are we going to do, we’re going to spend another billion dollars and have a party down here in Brisbane,” he says. “I’m sick to death of north Queensland and rural Queensland generating the income for Brisbane to have a party.”

Greens MP Michael Berkman says the government should be investing in education, social housing and child safety to help address issues such as youth crime. “I guess I’ve got my concerns about us focusing our resources, our investment in something like the Olympics, a big spectacle, when a lot of Queensland are still doing it tough,” Mr Berkman says. The opposition supports the Olympic bid, saying the focus should now be on getting infrastructure ready in the southeast. Liberal National Party sport spokesman Tim Mander says it is important that the benefits of the Olympics are spread across the state. “Being a very decentralised state we have to make sure that everybody benefits from these Games,” he says. The premier promises the regions won’t be left out, with some soccer matches already set for regional areas and various teams to train outside Brisbane. – AAP

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WHICH OLYMPIC SPORTS COULD WE HAVE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST? Professor Brendan Burkett, director of high-performance sport at the University of the Sunshine Coast, says it’s too early to speculate on which Olympic sports we could see on the Sunshine Coast, but there are some obvious contenders. “Obviously you could have the triathlon, sailing, maybe some equestrian sports. You could have basketball and indoor sports at the University of the Sunshine Coast Stadium, which is national broadcast quality. Ballinger Park has AstroTurf, so you could have hockey there. Mooloolaba has proven it can run a marathon. Surfing could be run anywhere on the Coast, BMX throughout the hinterland. But it’s a bit early to make those calls and you’d need to have discussions on what could and would go where in the southeast region.”


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Explore the Sunshine Coast’s southern gateway: Kawana to Caloundra While the Sunshine Coast tourism industry has faced unprecedented challenges through disruptions caused by COVID-19, tourism operators continue to show great resilience through new pathways and innovation. With that in mind, there has never been a better time to support local tourism and get out there and discover the businesses in your own backyard. This week, Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) invites you to explore the Sunshine Coast’s southern gateway from Caloundra to Kawana. Discover hidden gems, meet the locals and experience what makes the Sunshine Coast so special – for real.

VENUES & EVENTS TO CHECK OUT While 2020 saw many of our favourite events cancelled or postponed, it is exciting to see events return in 2021. To be held in October this year, we can’t wait for the revitalised sun, surf and soul experience at Caloundra Music Festival or for the newly anticipated Buskers by the Lake event. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit these top Caloundra and Kawana venues for your fix of arts, entertainment sports and more.

SUNSHINE COAST STADIUM 31 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina • Sunshine Coast Falcons vs Ipswich Jets – 10 April • Colour Frenzy – 2 May

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THE EVENTS CENTRE 20 Minchinton St, Caloundra • Bluey’s Big Play – 13 April • Queen’s Greatest Hits 50th Anniversary Tour – 24 April

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White Picket Fence, Caloundra Offering delicious breakfast, lunch, drinks and treats for your pooch, this dog-friendly café on Caloundra’s Bulcock Street is a must-visit.

NIGHTQUARTER 8 The Avenue, Birtinya • Behind the Drag | Dinner and Show – 15 April • James Reyne – The Boys Light Up 41st Anniversary Concert – 17 April

Moffat Beach Brewing Co, Moffat Beach Not only is Moffat Beach Brewing Co a must-visit for those who love good food and great coffee, their outdoor dining area is dog friendly!

Select beaches Both Buddina Beach (between access 210 to 217) and Currimundi Beach (between accesses 249 to 253) are off-leash dog areas at all times, making them the perfect place to explore the beautiful coastline with your pup.

INITIATIVES BOOST TOURISM INDUSTRY RECOVERY Each sub-region of the Sunshine Coast has launched a specific tourism promotion through VSC’s COVID-19 Response Marketing Program.

joined forces for the initiative, positioning themselves as the ‘Southern Gateway to the Sunshine Coast’ through their new campaign – Too Easy.

The program was created to fast-track the recovery of more than 1700 grassroots tourism businesses after the devastating impact of COVID-19 and to complement VSC’s high-level national and state-wide promotional strategy.

The campaign – which primarily targeted the drive market - aimed to showcase the diversity of experiences on offer less than an hours’ drive north of Brisbane and uncover the hidden gems of the region beyond the beaches.

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“The southern end of the Sunshine

Coast – Caloundra and Kawana - work together to promote how easy it is to access our region with the campaign ‘Too Easy’. Being closest to Brisbane with easy access to parking, cafes, restaurant, attractions, entertainment and of course beaches, we have so far received a great response to the campaign and have seen many new and returning visitors to our region enjoying what we have to offer.” – John Orning, Caloundra Tourism Chair myweeklypreview.com.au

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As the Sunshine Coast tourism industry continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, stories of determination and change are emerging.

I Queensland Air Museum Located in Caloundra is the largest and most diverse aviation museum in Australia where you explore nearly 100 different historically significant and beautifully restored aircraft. QCamel, Bells Creek Is Australia’s premium supplier of organic camel milk in Australia. Sample camel milk products such as cheese, chocolate or smoothies at their regular ‘Camels and Canapes’ farmgate events.

Your Mates Brewing Co, Warana One of the stalwarts of craft brewing on the Sunshine Coast, Your Mates Brewing Co’s Larry pale ale was recently voted fourth best craft beer in Australia at the GABS Hottest 100 Awards. Currimundi Lake Twilight Markets Is held on the third Friday of each month from 4–6pm. This family friendly event offers delicious street food, and the next one is scheduled for 16 April. The Big Boing Indoor Trampoline Park, Birtinya Perfect for those days when the kids are looking to let off some steam, the Big Boing has more than 50 interconnected trampolines making it the ultimate indoor playground.


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t takes an extraordinary amount of confidence to launch a new business during a time of uncertainty. But Michelle Christoe and her husband Ian Van der Woude are not known for shying away from a challenge, and in November last year they opened NightQuarter on the Sunshine Coast – the region’s newest entertainment precinct. “We have had so much local support from the Sunshine Coast community since we moved to the region and reopened NightQuarter. We definitely feel welcome in our new home,” Michelle says. “We have a fantastic team committed to achieving our business goals, to bring community together and deliver opportunities for the entertainment industry.” Michelle says they chose to relocate their award-winning business to the Sunshine Coast because of the lifestyle and opportunities the region presented. “The area attracts the drive market, interstate and New Zealanders as a holiday destination so offers a lot of opportunity for an entertainment business like NightQuarter,” Michelle says. “We already have dedicated locals who come to visit us each weekend and are humbled by their support. “We are also seeing strong attendance from visitors from outside the region, with 30 per cent of visitors attending from outside the Sunshine Coast particularly to attend our major concerts and community events.” Delivering COVID-Safe events has been particular important for Michelle and Ian who are committed to supporting the arts and entertainment industries which have been ‘hit the hardest and need the support of venues like NightQuarter to restart

their careers’. Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) has been able to provide support to NightQuarter during and after their opening on the Sunshine Coast. “From hosting their events at our venue

to including us in their marketing for the region, they have been great supporters and we couldn’t have done it without them,” Michelle says. NightQuarter offers a festival every weekend, visit nightquarter.com.au.

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NEW BLOOMHILL PROGRAM HELPS YOUTH A new program at Bloomhill Cancer Care is now helping young people with cancer aged 18 and up to 50 years. The program offers a support group, a free exercise assessment and weekly gym session, an art therapy group and cooking classes. Bloomhill’s Trish Wilson says. “Diagnosis of cancer at any stage of life can be a great shock and presents a range of challenges, however being diagnosed with cancer when you are a young person with so much living to do and often a young family who rely on you, adds a whole other layer of complications, fears and worries.” Thanks to a $31,500 donation from IGA Marketplace Wises Road, the pilot program will run for three years. “As a cancer survivor myself I know firsthand the many challenges people face in this situation,” IGA Marketplace Wises Road owner Brad Hopper says. Visit bloomhill.com.au.


Volunteer grants of up to $5000 are now available for community groups on the Sunshine Coast thanks to the federal government. “Volunteers on the Sunshine Coast do a huge amount to build our community’s resilience, provide social support for isolated and vulnerable people, and deliver pathways to employment for school leavers, and they rarely ask for anything in return,” Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace says. Grants of $1000 to $5000 will help volunteers and volunteer groups to buy equipment for volunteers, reimburse volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, or support promotional activities. For more information contact the office of your federal MP.

Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club is cancelling this year’s ANZAC Day dawn service on Mooloolaba Beach due to the continued COVID pandemic. “This has been an extremely tough decision for us as a club to make and one we have not taken lightly,” club president Darryl Johnson says. “Traditionally we have around 10,000 people attend. We want to ensure the utmost safety for the public, veterans and especially those that are particularly vulnerable in these times.” Despite the decision, the club will put together a public memorial and is encouraging locals to participate in the Light up the Dawn service from their driveways on April 25, similar to 2020 commemorations.

Pelican Waters is fast-tracking future land releases, having experienced the fastest sell-out of waterfront lots in the estate’s 30-year history with the release of Navigators – Pelican Waters’ first collection of waterfront homesites. “As a result of this success, we have been able to look more positively at upcoming releases and will be fast tracking our next stage of development to be located on the opposite side of the Navigators precinct on the new island,” general manager of development Hamish Pressland says. “This will comprise a further 31 waterfront and dry lots … releasing to the market in August or September.”


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Eighty-nine Sunshine Coast and hinterland Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers with a combined 1400 years of service have been recognised for their work at a medal ceremony at Yandina. Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton says the RFS volunteers received medals acknowledging their long-standing commitment to ethical standards, diligence and integrity. “Regional communities rely on the courage and expertise of RFS volunteers to keep them safe during emergencies,” Mr Skelton says. “We recognised the service of 89 worthy recipients who have helped the community over a number of decades.”

WISHLIST GIVING DAY A HUGE SUCCESS Hospital foundation Wishlist set a fundraising record at the recent Wishlist Giving Day raising $330,500. Sunshine Coast and Gympie communities rallied around the charity during the 12-hour appeal to raise funds for the region’s public hospitals, with 18 local business matching every dollar raised, making it the most successful day in the event’s 22-year history. “This annual appeal is such a special fundraiser – it’s the only time where supporters can have their donation doubled by our very generous local businesses and families – also known as ‘matchers’,” Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe says. “We reached our ambitious $300,000 target at 4.20pm and we were just totally overwhelmed. The success of Wishlist Giving Day means we can purchase medical equipment like the specialised spinal bed… and continue funding the local Clown Doctors service, Calm Fairies and music therapy at Dove Palliative Care. We also have our exciting new Wishlist Centre.”


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RACQ LifeFlight past patient Connor Creagh (centre) with his family

$140,000 RAISED FOR LIFEFLIGHT A sell-out crowd has rallied to raise money for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue at the Hutchinson Builders LifeFlight Champagne Diamond Gala Dinner on March 27. Lifeflight Australia chair Rob Borbidge says 500 people filled the Minyama room at the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre, raising $140,000 for the lifesaving aeromedical service’s Sunshine Coast base. “Each time that a helicopter goes up, the cost is around $25,000 and there’s no cost to the people that we rescue,” he says. In its 42-year history, LifeFlight has come to the aid of more than 60,000 people. In 2020, Sunshine rescue crews flew 502 missions, costing $12.5 million.

BELLS AND WHISTLES The heritage Mary Valley Rattler steam train has launched new wedding packages. Couples can choose their preferred train and carriages, many dating back over 100 years and all packages include a range of options for ceremonies and receptions, with styling, venue decoration, meals and refreshments, and a wedding coordinator to ensure a memorable day. The Rattler will take the wedding party through the Mary Valley with drinks served onboard the 50-minute journey. Packages are also available for engagement parties, bridal showers, high teas and engagement photoshoots. Visit: maryvalleyrattler.com.au/veils-rails.


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PROFILE meant adding a whole new dimension of training to her daily workouts. “I spent a couple of months training with Strange Fruit, the Melbourne-based performance art group who pioneered the bend pole technology,” she explains. “It’s far beyond anything I’d ever done before – I’ve never been a very physical or athletic person. “The scariest part is climbing up the pole. Once, you’re up there, if you can forget the fear, it feels like flying. It’s enormously fun and liberating.” Ms Miller-Heidke has released four albums in Australia, achieving multiplatinum status and appearing in the top 10 album and single charts numerous times. Still, COVID has caused her the same concerns as every other musician. “I was in Melbourne all of last year, and it was pretty bleak,” she recalls. “I was doing a bunch of writing and also filming The Masked Singer.” To cope with lockdown – particularly in longer-term lockdown environments, people adapted in various ways, some by developing quirky habits. “I began eating dessert after every meal, including breakfast,” Ms MillerHeidke confesses. “And I developed a low-key Twitter addiction.” She says she can’t predict how COVID will affect her career, nevertheless, she says, “I feel a strong impulse to really use my time to focus on what’s important – to not sweat the small stuff, as much as I used to.” All going well on the first weekend

Kate Miller-Heidke and (inset) Katie Noonan will perform at Sunshine Sounds Festival

Let the Sunshine In From Eurovision to Eumundi, Kate Miller-Heidke is heading to the Sunshine Coast. WORDS: By Gail Forrer.


ate Miller-Heidke’s songs are renowned for their wit and insight. Rolling Stone magazine classed her music as ‘Indie Pop’, but she also had a penchant for glamour. So, it was fitting when Ms MillerHeidke’s performance at Eurovision – which is known for showcasing a platform of colourful performers who find it easy to take a creative walk on the wild side – was met with an abundance of love. Indeed, this was the place where the world discovered ABBA.

Eurovision’s 200-million audience watched on as the Queensland-born singer-songwriter gave an awe-inspiring, gravity-defying performance swaying side-to-side, balancing on a seven-metre pole as her she romanced her fans with the song Zero Gravity. The spectacular performance was rewarded with a ninth place in the finals. For the classically trained singer, who regularly traverses the worlds of contemporary pop, folk, musical theatre and opera, the high-drama gig on the pole

of next month, Ms Miller-Heidke will perform at Eumundi’s Sunshine Sounds, a boutique, two-day music festival in the hinterland town. However, whether it’s the Eumundi or Eurovision stage, Ms Miller-Heidke says she always feels nervous. “Obviously, Sunshine Sounds will be a little more relaxed and I’ll have more time to connect with the audience – so I won’t be terrified,” she says. In a special gesture to the local audience, Ms Miller-Heidke is offering to take requests. “Hit me up on my Facebook or Instagram, if you want to hear a particular song or a dedication,” she says. For the future, she says she has a few things in the pipeline. “But nothing I’m at liberty to speak of just yet. “But, stay tuned,” she adds. As for a bucket list for a person who has already graced most of the world’s biggest stages, she says, “When COVID hit, we were supposed to be workshopping Muriel’s Wedding The Musical. I wrote the music and lyrics with my collaborator Keir Nuttall on Broadway. “If that show ever gets to see the inside of a theatre on Broadway or the West End, I could probably die happy. “I mean I’d be happy for at least a few months.” Kate Miller-Heidke will be performing at the Sunshine Sound Festival, a two-day, all-ages music festival on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. The 100 per cent Queensland line-up also includes Busby Marou, Katie Noonan and Miiesha.

Daily tickets to Sunshine Sounds are $80 for adults, $40 for kids (under 18 years) or $200 for a family pass via oztix.com.au. Tickets are limited. For more festival information, visit sunshinesoundsfestival.com.

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Since the 1960s, residents of the North Coast/Sunshine Coast have said they don’t want the area to become like the Gold Coast. This call continues today despite the moving goal posts. In the 1990s, Maroochy Shire had one of Australia’s highest rates of population growth and many residents called for a population cap. Property developers and Maroochy councillors involved in the industry claimed that this would drive up property prices. Therefore, we got both,

almost uncontrolled growth as well as ridiculously high property prices. Some residents marched for ‘no high rise’ and lower densities. Developers, and many councillors, claimed higher densities were needed to prevent urban sprawl and loss of native habitat. Many replied we’d end up with both. We now have higher density infill as well as higher density urban sprawl (including on floodplains) with the destruction of native habitat. However, ‘local government’ is a creation of state governments and they must comply with state government legislation (including parking regulations) so, it is state governments that drive the population growth and loss of native species. Is there a solution? No, not with our materialistic society and governments that cling to an economic model that dictates unsustainable constant growth and a distorted distribution of wealth. Phillip Roslan, Buderim


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CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE Being in the over seventies age group, I decided I needed to find out where the COVID vaccine was available. I was surprised to find only a small number of medical centres were in this essential program at this time. I phoned the Eckersley Medical Centre (not my usual one)on the morning of the March 24 and got an appointment in the late afternoon from a most helpful lady. An information sheet was sent to my email straight away for me to fill in and take to the appointment. Upon arrival at 4.50pm, I was greeted with a big smile, directed to the reception where all four receptionists were helpful and smiling as they did their work. Remember it was now 5pm and they’d been working non-stop all day. The

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Head to the Red Centre

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Uluru should be on every Australian’s bucket list and there has never been a better time to visit than now, when we have it all to ourselves. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa. The breathtaking sight of Uluru as the sun sets over the desert. Image: Caitlin Zerafa


f visiting the heart of Australia is not on your travel bucket list, then my question to you is why not? From the vast red desert, sacred sites and rich culture to its endless beauty and wildlife, Uluru is sure to steal your heart. Now is the perfect time to visit too, as the influx of foreigners is non-existent thanks to international border closures, allowing you to enjoy a truly unique and authentic experience. Home to the Anangu people and dating back 300 million years, Uluru is one of the largest monoliths in the world at 348 metre tall and extending several kilometres underground. After a three-hour flight from Brisbane direct to Ayers Rock Airport, you’ll find a variety of accommodation choices at Ayers Rock Resort in the town of Yulara from a five-star resort to camping. The resort is the only place you can stay in the region, with the town established in 1976 to support tourism and protect nearby sacred sites. There are a few musts when visiting the Red Centre, the obvious being the highly sacred site of Uluru set within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself a spiritual person, the energy and presence around Uluru is something you must feel to believe.

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With climbing now permanently closed, the flat and easy 10.2-kilometre circuit around the base can be done self-guided or as part of a walking, cycling or Segway tour. There are smaller tracks too, for those not keen on the longer trek. About a 40-minute drive from Uluru is Kata Tjuta, sometimes known as The Olgas, with the 7.4-kilometre Valley of the Winds walk a must if you have a good level of fitness. There is a sense of magic as the sun rises and sets across the desert, lighting up Uluru with an abundance of colours. I would highly recommend hiring a car (be sure to book in advance as vehicle numbers are limited) so you can go in and out of the national park at your leisure. While there is plenty to do on your own, tour operators offer a wide variety of activities and experiences, from helicopter flights to cultural workshops. My pick would have to be catching the sunset with Uluru Camel Tours. Finally, the Field of Light exhibition is currently on display, and with 50,000 hand-blown, solar powered glass lights, it creates a breathtaking scene once night falls. Most tourists book a trip during the cooler months, so spring and summer are quieter and you will feel as though you have the place to yourself. Just make sure you do any walks early in the morning!

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There has never been a better time to explore our own backyard and support areas that have previously been impacted by drought and bushfires. Last October, my husband and I took our two children (aged nine and 11) on a holiday in the Granite Belt region and were pleasantly surprised at the variety of activities on offer. We drove from the Sunshine Coast and to break the journey had lunch at the Summer Land Camel Farm in Harrisville. We thoroughly enjoyed the informative farm tour and tasting the delicacies on offer, including camel sausage, camel feta and camel milk ice-cream. They also have a wide range of skincare products and now produce camel milk and honey vodka! You can also purchase hay and feed the camels, or enjoy a camel ride. The Granite Belt is famous for apples, wine, fresh produce and the Girraween National Park. We sampled fantastic wines at several wineries on the StrangeBird Wine Trail and enjoyed a beautiful lunch at the Jester Hills Winery. At the cellar doors we were lucky enough to meet the winemakers, who are usually the owners of the vineyards. We called into Stanthorpe Cheese for cheese tasting, all made locally and absolutely delicious. If you love a homemade jam, then you will definitely need to include a visit to Jam Works Gourmet Food and Cafe. With all this sampling of local wine and food, we were pleased we could expend some energy exploring the spectacular Girraween National Park. My husband and son loved the more adventurous walks, while myself and our daughter explored the easier trails. There are also mountain bike trails in the Stanthorpe area. If you want to explore the Granite Belt Region, Travel Associates have a hosted four-day Granite Belt Food & Wine Tour departing the Sunshine Coast on the May 27, 2021. Prices start from $995 per person. – By Therese Playford, Travel Associates

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W H AT ’ S There’s loads to explore and plenty to do on the Coast, so pop these fun events into your diary so you don’t miss out.

BATS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE GREAT GATSBY F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, adapted beautifully by Australian playwright Barry Lowe, is set in a historic building, the Buderim War Memorial Hall. The hall was originally the School of Arts building and was filled with live theatre, dances and concerts from 1924 when it was constructed. Director Peta Beattie promises audiences a visual and aural treat and says she is incredibly proud of the way the cast and crew have risen to the challenges with the enthusiasm of a Gatsby partygoer. Despite the setbacks of COVID-19, which forced the show to cancel just two weeks shy of opening night. When: Friday April 9, 7.30pm Saturday April 10, 2pm and 7.30pm. Friday April 16, 7.30pm Saturday April 17, 2pm and 7.30pm. Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall, 1 Main Street Buderim. Tickets: $30 (general admission). Visit batstheatre.com/the-great-gatsby-2.

TURKISH MOSAIC LAMP WORKSHOP Turkish lamps are one of the traditional means of lighting in Turkish culture. Why not try your hand at a traditional Turkish mosaic workshop? In this two-and-a half-hour class you will learn the techniques of a 500-year-old ancient craft and practice assembling geometric pattering. They have two different lamp bases to choose from for the workshops. You can make your own lamp, own patterns, and colours. When: Saturday April 10, 10am-12.30pm. Where: Sunshine Plaza between Elenbi Hair and QBD Books. Tickets: From $89 dollars. Visit tinyurl.com/3ev6y9h3.

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Apr 14 - 25 FRIENDS OF GALLERY CALOUNDRA ARTISTS TABLE DINNER – ‘PLEASE INDULGE ME’ Well-known local artists, Raelean Hall and Lyndon Hallows will each produce an abstract artwork in response to a short spoken discourse on the theme of indulgence. The guests will see how emergent co-creative processes carry unique and peculiar ways of creatively receiving and responding. As guests indulge their palate with fine food and wine, the artists indulge in the palette of fine storytelling and innovative art making. Guests will see how imaginative leaps between the spoken word (by muse) and the visual embodied imagination (by artist) are intimately connected. The created artworks will be auctioned and in addition guests can participate in a fine art silent auction on the night. When: Wednesday April 21, 6pm. Where: Three Restaurant Bar & Grill 115 Bulcock Street, Caloundra. Tickets: $75 including three-course dinner. Visit trybooking.com/bpjtj.

THE INAUGURAL FIRE & STEAM TWILIGHT TRAIN TRIP Steam out of historic Gympie Station on the twilight train to the rural township of Amamoor for the ‘Cheers and Beers’ night. There you will be able to enjoy some great food trucks and entertainment, plus the Rattler Bonfire. If you travel in First Class, you will enjoy a local cheese plate and your beverage of choice on board the iconic Club Car. There is very limited seating in the First Class Car and bookings are essential. Check in at least 45 minutes before departure. When: April 17. Where: Departs Gympie Station at 5.00pm, Returns Gympie Station at 9.00pm. For details and wheelchair access: Please see website maryvalleyrattler.com. au or phone 5482 2750.

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XANADU – A PLACE, WHERE NOBODY DARED TO GO This Tony Award-nominated, roller-skating musical adventure rolls along to the original hit score. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie starring Olivia NewtonJohn and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is about following your dreams. It follows the journey of a magical, beautiful Greek muse, Kira (Abby Bowyer), who descends from the heavens of Mt Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco. When: April 14 to 25, 7.30pm and 2pm. Where: Coolum Civic Centre, Park Street, Coolum Beach. Tickets: From $22. Bookings coolumtheatre.com.au or North Shore Realty, 5446 2500. Cabaret seating, BYO. PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID and changing circumstances, it is recommended to check with the venue before attendance to ensure the event is going ahead.

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Surf entrepreneurs Belinda Bradford and Serena Adams (inset) from Surf Getaways


n a traditionally male-dominated industry, a group of entrepreneurial women came together to develop a surf travel and learn-to-surf company run by women, for women. Their goal was to make surfing accessible for women who saw it as a sport that was out of bounds. Surf Getaways was created by Serena Adams, one of Australia’s most

accomplished and accredited female surf coaches, and Belinda Bradford, an avid traveller, surfer, experienced marketer and entrepreneur. Setting up in Byron Bay, their goal was to put women’s surfing on the map throughout Australia, as well as locations in some of the world’s most famous surf destinations. Their vision is to inspire and empower women to reach their full potential

through surfing, all while promoting wellness, positive self-image and building communities of like-minded women. Surf Getaways is also focused on enabling women to develop a broad range of skills across the surf industry. They’re opening career doors for women on the Coast as coaches and other roles in the business, helping develop leaders who continue to deliver change and raise the profile of women’s surfing right across the board. Sunshine Coast senior surf coach Sarah Pawley says, “Working with Surf Getaways allows me to combine my passions for surfing and overall wellness, whilst developing skills I can use in the surf industry and beyond. “It is so rewarding when your job is something you love that has such a positive impact on peoples’ lives.”

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Dividing property in a divorce

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When relationships break down and people go their separate ways, often the family home and other property assets will need to be sold. Sometimes it is possible for one of the parties to buy the other party out, but when the property market is as buoyant as it is at the moment, other factors need to be considered. We are currently experiencing an unprecedented demand for property on the Sunshine Coast, with many properties being snapped up before they even go to market. This makes it difficult for a couple who are separating to agree on a fair and reasonable price if there is a possibility that one party will buy the other out. On the flip side, when a spouse does not work, or simply cannot afford to buy the other party out, and the sale of the property becomes necessary, it is important that any property that is listed for sale is marketed in a way that will achieve the best possible result for the separating parties. A buoyant property market often means a favourable result for the vendors but when the vendors are a separating couple, it can mean heightened stress levels and angst and it is important that the separating couple both have independent legal advice to ensure their interests are protected.

With the current shortage of listings, it’s no surprise that real estate agents are knocking on doors, practically begging investors to sell up and cash in on the property boom. But if you want to prepare for a happy and financially secure retirement, then prematurely selling your investment property is absolutely the wrong thing to do – as tempting as it may be. While it’s true that housing prices on the Sunshine Coast have increased significantly, the good news is that they’re set to perform even better. Many property experts, as well as major banks and independent economists, are predicting double-digit growth over the next two to three years, and possibly until 2025. Demand is well and truly outpacing supply and there’s very little land available to build on this year – a factor that will keep pushing up prices. So, now is not the right time to sell. Now is the time to use the equity that has built up in your investment property to try to secure another one. Two or three properties benefiting from this kind of growth will continue to build your wealth over the longer term.

Succession planning is vital for all business owners, but particularly family business owners. Here are a few quick tips to consider when starting your succession planning: • Commence succession planning early in the life of the business. • Always keep your financial data up to date so that information is easily accessed and ready for any new plan. • Understand the overall strategic plan of the business. • Determine the key roles needed for the future and who will ‘fit’ with your business going forward. • Select a successor as early as possible in the succession planning process and then appropriately train, develop and introduce them to other key business people. • Determine the importance of family involvement in the leadership and ownership of the business. • In addition to the successor, organise a backup of talented people who can evolve through training and involvement in the business. • Set retirement dates for owners/founders. • Communicate your succession plan. • Consider all of the financial and tax implications of your succession plan. Start the conversation today.

On November 30, 2020 changes were made to the law regarding Queensland Guardianship Systems. Some of the changes that came into effect include: • Changes to the general principles and health care principles. • Clarity on applying the presumption that a person has capacity until proved otherwise. • Clarity around what constitutes a ‘conflict transaction’. • Changes to the eligibility requirements for attorneys. • Limiting the number of joint attorneys. New Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Health Directive forms came into effect, replacing the existing forms. Since the new forms were introduced, many of our clients have not taken up the option to include views, wishes or preferences or include a nominated person to be notified each time the attorney acts. It is easy to see however that in some circumstances the requirement for the attorney to inform another person when they are acting (i.e. the nominated person), could provide a ‘check and balance’ which may assist in ensuring the attorney acts appropriately when exercising their power. Importantly, from November 20, 2020 only the new forms for Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Directives can be used.




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THE UNIQUE MODEL OF CURRRAMORE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY There’s a been an extension to the place flora and fauna call home. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.


Mark Webber and Tim White at Curramore Wildlife Sanctuary near Maleny


Blackall Range wildlife sanctuary will soon be home to an additional 26.1 hectares of land in an effort to protect hundreds of local species of flora and fauna. Curramore Wildlife Sanctuary, now a 196.1-hectare site on the western escarpment of the Maleny Plateau, is part of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC). AWC is a not-for-profit organisation that owns, manages or works in partnerships at 30 properties across the nation, covering almost 6.5-million

hectares and protecting more than 1800 native species. AWC regional operations manager Tim White says the Curramore sanctuary is a biodiversity hotspot. “At Curramore, here we are part of the Little Cedar Creek catchment area, we protect a really important part of the catchment for that area,” Mr White says. “The sanctuary is home to over 270 species including 15 threatened animal and plant species as well as koalas, subtropical antechinus, red-necked wallabies, rare golden-tipped bats and

endangered Richmond birdwing butterflies.” Mr White says the area is a known koala habitat and has a diverse flora habitat, ranging from eucalypt to rainforests. “Most of the property is dominated by tall eucalypt or brush box forest with a vine forest understory.” Mr White says AWC uses a unique model of science-informed land management to carry out its work, and the Curramore property offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with the local community. “AWC has a really unique model, we have land managers based on our properties, it’s a key part of the work that we do. “Curramore is a really important location for Australian Wildlife Conservancy, not just the beautiful habitat, which we protect here, but it’s right on the doorstep of a major population base. “It’s a key opportunity for us to engage with our supporters, stakeholders, but also community groups and other education groups.” One of the biggest challenges for Curramore is the invasive lantana weed, which remains a major threat to the habitat. “AWC’s main focus is to demonstrate an effective strategy for the large-scale control of lantana, and other weeds, within southeast Queensland,” Mr White says. “At the time of purchase, more than half the land area of Curramore was

infested with lantana, along with much of the remnant forest in the region. “The forest was severely compromised, with lantana excluding almost all other vegetation and preventing recruitment to the canopy layer. “Over the past 10 years, AWC staff and volunteers have undertaken a systematic control program, removing lantana and restoring the native ecosystem.” Mr White says the program has become an effective and feasible method he hopes will act as a catalyst for other regional control efforts. Curramore sanctuary also requires a complex fire management strategy. “Fire is required for the long-term maintenance of some habitats but needs to be excluded from other communities such as rainforest. “AWC’s fire management on the property aims to maintain and restore a grassy understory in Eucalypt woodlands, retard the invasion of lantana and protect the rainforests.” To help boost awareness for their work, former Formula One driver and Sunshine Coast property owner Mark Webber has been named an AWC ambassador. It comes just weeks after the federal government officially noted the extinction of an additional 13 endemic Australian species in the last 200 years, leaving Australia as one of the worst countries for mammal extinctions. Visit australianwildlife.org.

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UP, RUNNING AND WINNING Little Athletics is about more than fitness for Maya. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.


budding young athlete is celebrating her achievements after an impressive weekend of results at the Little Athletics state championships. Mountain Creek State High school student Maya Mitchell says to qualify for the state team is a “dream come true” and she is proud of her achievements at such a high level. “I placed first in the under-13s 1500-metre and fourth in the under-13 800-metre,” Maya says. “Qualifying for the state team was a dream come true, I never thought I would make it so far when I was only 12 and at my first Queensland Little Athletics competition. “It took me a while to fully comprehend that I had won.” The Little Athletics Queensland McDonald’s State Championships was held in Brisbane from March 19 to 21. The 12-year-old who trains at University of the Sunshine Coast Little Athletics Centre says she has come a long way since her last state event competing in New South Wales in 2019, breaking her

time by eight seconds, but I also smashed my 1500-metre personal best by 31 seconds. “At states, I ran five minutes and nine seconds in the 1500-metre and two

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GUIDE DOGS FUNDRAISER Prior to opening at The Lind Theatre later this month, the cast of Terra Nova will take to the stage on April 21 for a special performance to raise money for Guide Dogs Queensland. The stage show tells the story of a race to the south pole based on the journal pages of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Tickets: trybooking. com/BPJYD

RED CROSS SUCCESS Last month, Coolum and District Red Cross Branch held a raffle across two weekends raising $1059. The club’s Margaret Mourik says it is a “fantastic” result for the small group of volunteers and is thanking the community for its support. The group’s next meeting and morning tea is on April 14 at 10.15am at Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club. Visitors welcome. Call 0411 248 505 for details.

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ore than 50 Sunshine Coast community groups, who collectively received more than $1 million in donations from Maroochy RSL last year, have had the opportunity to share stories and celebrate their successes. Maroochy RSL’s donations are part of the organisation’s ongoing pledge to support the local community, with more than $6.5 million being donated to more than 350 organisations since 2015. Maroochy RSL CEO Clare Paton is delighted the club was in a position to help local community groups, particularly during 2020. “There were many groups who suffered great losses in 2020, both in volunteer resources and/or financial support, so it was great to be able to provide a financial relief to these services at a challenging time,” Ms Paton says. Compass Institute dog trainer Bev Brocklehurst says the team were grateful for a share in the donation, allowing the charity to continue its program of gifting assistance dogs to children living with autism. “The difference these dogs make to the lives of children with autism is incredible,

Compass Institute’s Poppy the dog and Bev Brocklehurst help gift assistance dogs to children living with autism but it takes time and money to train the dogs to meet the children’s needs,” Ms Brocklehurst says. “2020 was very challenging as our organisation’s ability to fundraise via the usual channels… was severely impacted. “There was a period for about three

months when we were unable to fundraise at our very popular Sunshine Plaza pop-up and we also had to cancel one of our major fundraising events. “We couldn’t have continued our service were it not for generous donations like that from Maroochy RSL.”

TRAMWAY WALKING TRACK POPULAR Right on Buderim’s doorstep, the Heritage Tramway Walking Track is becoming more popular with locals and visitors interested in learning more about the region’s tram history. Developed by Sunshine Coast Council in conjunction with BuderimPalmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc, the self-guided two-kilometre track along the old tramline, which operated between Buderim and Palmwoods from 1914 to 1935, features an abundance of history and local flora. However, BPHTI president Helene Cronin says improvements are needed to accommodate the increasing number of walkers and runners using the track. “People are coming from near and far to walk the track and BPHTI are continuing to work with Sunshine Coast Council to improve the track. “One of the things needed is a drinking fountain and Member for Buderim, Brent Mickelberg, has kindly agreed to fund this.” Walkers can meet at the track entrance on Telco Road at 2pm for the free 1.5-hour walk. For more information visit facebook.com/BPHTI.

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hen surf lifesaver Jessica Appel decided to study environmental science at university she was listening to her heart. The Coolum Beach 26-year-old is now listening to the environment after securing a job as an acoustic consultant, which involves assessing and managing noise impacts in industries such as construction, transport and mining. “My full-time job with Live It Acoustics involves performing environmental impact assessments that focus solely on noise and vibration impacts from small developments to large infrastructure projects such as the Mackay Northern Access Upgrade road project,” she says. “I love my job because it’s such a different branch of environmental work. “It has been interesting to solely focus on noise and vibration, as opposed to the broader spectrum of assessments in an environmental science consulting position. “It has been a huge learning curve that has given me a deeper understanding of the fundamentals and science behind these processes. Ms Appel is also passionate about the role of lifesavers in helping protect the natural world, through her role as Coolum Beach Surf Woman of the Year for 2021. The University of the Sunshine Coast 2016 graduate also leads the development of environmental awareness programs for SLSQ as a volunteer. “As surf lifesavers, we represent our organisation and Australia’s beaches.” “With this honour comes the responsibilities associated with the red and yellow uniform. “These responsibilities extend beyond protecting human lives at the beach. “If we do our part in protecting our

Surf life saver and environmental science graduate Jessica Appel’s passion for the environment is reverberating through her work as an acoustic consultant environment by being proactive, keeping beaches clean and healthy, and engaging the community to do the same, then we are fulfilling those values.” She says her love for nature started at a young age, and after graduating from

university, she travelled the world to explore different environments. “In 2019, I worked casually for a year as a graduate environmental scientist on the Sunshine Coast before gaining my current, full-time role.”

Cr Winston Johnston Division Five Our local area boasts many community groups and service clubs – all who make important contributions in their own ways. Recently I’ve been lucky enough to meet with the Palmwoods Rural Fire Brigade, the Maleny Girl Guides and the Blackall Range Lions. Thank you all for having me, it’s wonderful to see you in action and discuss how I can support you as your local councillor. I’ve also been meeting regularly with Rob Skelton the Member for Nicklin to discuss issues we are working with the Queensland Government on. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if you’d like me to attend your next group or club meeting or event. Speaking of incredible locals, congratulations to Maleny’s Marvene Ash for winning an Excellence Award and Shannon Garson for winning the Best Three-Dimensional prize at the Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize exhibition. Be sure to view their works on display now until May 2 at the Caloundra Regional Gallery. On another topic, I am pleased to announce division five will benefit in more than $3.5 million of road upgrades. Works are scheduled to begin this year, thanks to funding from council and the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program. Projects will include improvements to Hodgens Road at Bald Knob, King Road at Mooloolah Valley, Mountain View Road at Maleny and Citrus Road at Eudlo. Until next time, please do keep an eye on my Facebook page for the latest division five news and information. You can also contact my office directly by sending an email to Division5@ sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.



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CALOUNDRA BUSINESS OF 27 YEARS IN JEOPARDY AS TRAFFIC LIGHTS TO GO IN New traffic lights at a Caloundra intersection will “kill” business for Rainbow Fuel. WORDS: Kat Donaghey.


Rainbow Fuel’s Ryan Hidassy is outraged over a decision to install traffic lights at a Caloundra intersection, he says will result in a loss of vital street parking


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crossing facilities, improve overall safety, cater for increased traffic volumes at the busy intersection, and feature new sections of pathway to improve pedestrian access.” Bowman Road is a major double-lane thoroughfare from Caloundra Road and is crossed by Arthur Street, which runs from Kings Beach to Third Avenue. For drivers on Arthur Street, it can be difficult to cross four lanes of Bowman Road to access the many sporting facilities on the other side of Arthur Street such as the Caloundra Aquatic Centre and rugby and cricket grounds. However, the project has outraged local business owner Ryan Hidassy, from Rainbow Fuel, who says the family business will lose about 20 vital street parking spaces and therefore customers. Mr Hidassy says the fuel station is the largest tobacconist on the Sunshine Coast and requires parking on the street. He says the three-month construction period will have a huge impact on the family business of 27 years, which will be made worse by the loss of parking. “This will kill our business for three months. They say we can work around it but if the area is blocked off who’s going to want to stop? Not a single person. They’ll just drive by,” he says. “We are not happy at all, we will lose all the parking and not just us but the businesses next door like Revolution (Autocare).” The Hidassy family originally fought

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plans for traffic lights and a median strip in 2010 when they presented a petition to council with hundreds of signatures. Construction had been scheduled for June of that year but never went ahead. Council has now returned to the drawing board to start the ball rolling. “Pricing will be sought in the coming weeks with this project being funded as part of council’s annual capital works program,” says a council spokesperson. “Tenders for construction of the project will be called this month with construction expected to start in May with works anticipated to be complete in August, weather and site conditions permitting. “Traffic management and signage will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians, motorists and the construction team carrying out the works. “The intersection will remain operational and all directions of traffic will remain open during construction. “Reduced speed limits and temporary lane closures may be required, however two-way traffic will remain at all times.” A spokesperson says council will continue to keep nearby property owners, businesses and other stakeholders updated prior to works starting and during construction to provide details about specific activities, temporary traffic changes and periodic night works. Get more stories like this direct to your inbox. Go to sunshinecoastnews. com.au and subscribe.



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n aspiring scientist has completed the voyage of a lifetime, helping to map the abundance of seabirds in the North Tasman and South Coral seas. In a month-long expedition aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor, Caloundra’s Bianca Keys led a team of student observers in identifying more than 3300 seabirds. The University of the Sunshine Coast final-year animal ecology student, who overcame seasickness and rough seas, says it was a brilliant experience. “Ever since I started to have a passion for seabirds, I have wanted to observe them in their natural habitat,” she says. “An expedition at sea was the perfect way to achieve this as it offered an incredible first-hand opportunity to gain valuable skills in seabird identification and behaviour.” The former mortgage broking assistant admits the four-week voyage was not without its challenges. “While I have experience in terrestrial bird surveys, it is very different to identify seabirds when dealing with the lively and ever-changing

Bianca Keys and Francisco Gelves on a recent voyage to map seabirds of the Australia’s east coast nature of the sea. “I had to cope with the rolling of the ship, the harsh sun and wind conditions and even seasickness, especially when sailing for the first time.”

Setting sail from the Port of Brisbane in February, Bianca and her colleagues worked from sunrise to sunset surveying seabirds and monitoring the water for debris and marine mammals. “One of the highlights from this experience was learning the many different species of marine birds – some of these would never be encountered unless you are on a sea voyage, a remote coral reef or an island,” Ms Keys says. Under the guidance of onshore Principal Investigator Dr Eric Woehler from the University of Tasmania, Ms Keys trained and supervised other student observers, including USC PhD student and sessional academic Francisco Gelves-Gomez. The data collected will contribute to the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO global initiative to map the world’s seafloor by 2030. Once she completes her degree at the end of this semester, Ms Keys plans to begin honours at Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies as a stepping stone into a PhD in marine science and ornithology.

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FAMILY HISTORY GROUP Caloundra Family History Research Group’s next general meeting is on April 15. Historian Jerry McBrien will be the guest speaker, presenting his topic Australia’s War, 80 years ago this week. Mr McBrien is also a military history lecturer and author of War in the Pacific: The first six months Defending Australia. Meetings are still being held via ZOOM. For details and to access the link, call 5493 2679.

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people together with scones and tea at a historic venue. Mr Duncan began Scone Time events to combat isolation experienced by elderly residents and to breathe life into Sunshine Coast heritage halls. “Now, Scone Time is about bringing

ho knew flour, butter and milk could help communities to connect, talk and break free

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everyone together for a good old-fashioned chat, in person, while enjoying a sweet treat,” Mr Duncan says. The first event for 2021 was held at the Glass House Mountains heritage listed Bankfoot House in March, with 88 locals attending the sold-out event. Cultural Heritage coordinator Peter Connell says the parallels between Bankfoot House and Scone Time make the event a perfect fit for the heritage precinct. “Bankfoot was a place to meet and share stories,” Mr Connell says. “It was host to three generations of primary producers, the Grigor family, the Burgess family and the Ferris family, all of whom were involved in growing the fruit, among other crops, for making jams.” Councillor Rick Baberowski says, “This is an excellent way to promote both conversations and the region’s local food producers such as our Food Agricultural Network members, as well as the Coochin Creek and Beerwah Co-ops. On April 9, Mr Duncan will host a sold-out hands-on jam and preserve workshop as part of the Fridays@Bankfoot event. Visit Scone Time Sunshine Coast on Facebook. Scone Time Bankfoot House in 2021 • Thursday, June 10 • Thursday, September 9 • Thursday, December 9

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TACKLING THE GROWING PROBLEM OF LONELINESS IN OLDER ADULTS Cr Terry Landsberg Division Two (Battery Hill, Caloundra, Caloundra West, Dicky Beach, Golden Beach, Kings Beach, Little Mountain, Moffat Beach, Pelican Waters, Shelly Beach.)

CVS Program volunteer Teresa Ganley, right, with Enid Leading Queensland and Kawana-based community services organisation Be is driving a companionship program to tackle the growing issue of loneliness in older adults. Acting CEO Rosie Overfield says the Community Visitors Scheme plays a key role in bringing people within the community together. “Whether it’s to share a cup of tea and a chat or a trip to the local cafe, or playing cards or enjoying the garden at home, these connections caringly formed do

make a real difference.” Since retiring as a support worker, volunteer Teresa Ganley feels drawn to give back to the community. “I have been very blessed in the five years that I have been a volunteer in the CVS Program,” she says. “I have had four different clients and they have all been such wonderful people.” Volunteers interested in the Community Visitors Scheme can call 1300 761 011 or email cvs@wearebe.org.au.

New chapter for Caloundra’s council building I’m thrilled to share that Council has endorsed the detailed design to repurpose the 25-year-old Caloundra Administration Building into a green-star rated District Library, customer service centre, community meeting space and administration offices. This new district library will be a real page turner for Caloundra, residents in the south and the wider Sunshine Coast community by delivering significant social, community and economic benefits, as well as supporting educational and creative development in our region. The detailed design will be carried out this financial year (2021/22) with funding available in the 10-year capital works program for design and delivery of the project. Dicky Beach skate park progresses A few weeks ago, we saw the

demolition of the Dicky Beach Skate Park and amenities block to revitalise the much-needed community facilities, creating a welcoming experience for locals and visitors coming to the area. Preliminary underground works have started on the amenities block – if you’re visiting the area, Council has set up temporary amenities in the carpark for locals and visitors to use. Works will begin in coming months on the new skate park which will include features such as ramps, rails, grind ledges, quarter pipes, stairs, plus more! So, watch this space for more updates. Until next time, please keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest division two news and information, visit facebook. com/terrylandsbergdivision2 You can also contact my office directly by sending an email to Division2@ sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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It’s action stations at work this week as Mars and Jupiter turbo-charge your Virgo motivation. If you’re lacking confidence, spend time with an Aries friend. Hopefully some of their chutzpah and self-assurance will rub off on you!

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Your ruler Jupiter links up with the sun, Mars and Mercury, so you’re keen to create, activate and communicate. Some caution is required, though, otherwise you could be drawn into power struggles with a business colleague or close friend.

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Jupiter is jumping through quirky Aquarius, so you’ll feel like doing adventurous things. However – with serious Saturn also in your sign - your wings are being clipped by current circumstances. Saturday is super for fashion, friends and fraternising.

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LEO (JUL 24-AUG 23) With the sun, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto firing up your tempestuous nature, you’re amped up and ready to perform as you let your hair down and overdo just about everything! But don’t let bossy overconfidence trip you up this week.




Relationships with loved ones or colleagues will be stressful as Pluto squares the sun, Mercury and Venus, which will increase workloads and limit patience. If you are housebound with sick or bored family members, do your best to keep them comfortable.

QUIZ: 1. Miranda Hobbes 2. 1911 3. Scotland 4. Queens 5. Diego Rivera 6. Ken G. Hall 7. Gustav Klimt 8. Moai 9. Baseball 10. Queen Victoria




Open, honest and considered communication is required this week. Expect an eventful weekend, when Mercury (your ruling planet) links up with Jupiter, Mars and Pluto. But make sure you don’t become the neighbourhood nosey-parker.

CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Taper 4 Politic 8 Air 9 Ptarmigan 10 Surplus 11 Awake 13 Tedium 15 Sorbet 18 Cheek 19 Shatter 21 Cormorant 23 Owe 24 Adjunct 25 Risky Down: 1 Transit 2 Partridge 3 Repel 4 Praise 5 Lumbago 6 Tug 7 Canoe 12 Albatross 14 Unknown 16 Turnery 17 Aslant 18 Cocoa 20 After 22 Raj



People are looking to you for some sound leadership. Taurus is a fixed sign and you can be a very bossy, stubborn bull. Aim to be more adaptable and adventurous this week as you focus attention on helping those around you.




Prepare to pivot. It’s one of your luckiest weeks of the year, so make the most of it! With four planets in Aries, confidence will take you far. You’re keen to make connections with other people, and it’s a terrific time to initiate ideas.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT BRICKS AND MORTAR A whole range of people are finding that housing adds up to a wise investment. WORDS: Tracey Johnstone.


ith home loan rates exceptionally low, interest rates on savings returning less than two per cent and overseas travel money still sitting in the purse, property investment is proving attractive. Jack Childs of Think Investment Realty remembers the years when he was paying up to 16 per cent home loan interest. He argues that with the current low interest rates, now is an excellent time for the younger generation to get into bricks and mortar. “If you haven’t got a home now, you should try harder,” he says. Mr Childs says many people are buying into property using equity. “If you want to invest $500,000 in something else you have to come up with that money,” he says. “With property you can invest in a property with as low as 10 per cent or even less sometimes and then you take advantage of the growth.” The younger generation are also seeming to make smarter property decisions. Mr Childs is noticing those younger people, who a few years ago were first homebuyers, are now getting into their first investment property. “For those









While we hear about successful investors in their twenties or thirties, retirees are also getting into the investment market, eagerly looking for better returns on savings that traditionally they would hold in cash in interestbearing bank deposits. At 71, Scout* has taken her spare cash out of the bank and put into two investment properties. She had $850,000 on term deposit earning 2.7 per cent interest. “Then it went down to 0.2, like nothing,” Scout says. Rather than dipping into her capital to live, Scout is now earning enough from the two rental units to match about a single age pension. *Name changed for privacy. that haven’t done it as yet, they are setting their goals,” he says. And when it comes to buying, Mr Childs adds, “The growth on the Coast in the last 12 months has been nothing short of marvellous.” But it’s not a get rich quick scheme. “You need to have time in the market,” Mr Childs recommends. “A good property might take five to 15 years to mature.”

“You need to have time in the market. A good property might take five to 15 years to mature”

CORRECTION In the My Suburb Profile booklet inserted into this magazine, in the Caloundra Beaches profile, the story reads “39% owner-occupier and 61% rentals”. It should have read “61% owner-occupier and 39% rentals”. We apologise for any confusion caused.


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THE SPINNAKER YOUR SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND B U I L D E R S I N C E 1985 It’s o u r ri c h h e ri ta g e a nd l ong-standi ng commi tment that sets u s a p a r t from other bui l ders. Dwy e r Qu a l i ty H o me s w a s fo u n ded i n 1985, w hen a l ocal carpenter deci ded t o b u i l d a n e w k i n d o f h o me , one speci fi cal l y desi gned for S unshi ne C oast f a m i l i e s . To d a y, D QH c o n ti n ues to desi gn and bui l d homes that sui t the d i s ti n c ti v e l i fe s ty l e s o f fami l i es across the S unshi ne C oast, Bri s b a ne and the Gol d C oast.

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this week’s auctions Saturday 9am

Saturday 11am

Saturday 12pm

Saturday 2pm

Open from 8:30am 14 Holland Way, Mons Dan Smith 0438 120 776 Drew Colliver 0417 467 737

Open from 10:30am 5 Rosella Street, Parrearra Mandy Leahy 0425 709 442

Open from 11:30am 4/26 Picnic Point Esplanade, Maroochydore Niall Molloy 0448 954 272

Open from 1:30pm 464 Reesville Road, Reesville Natalie Tink 0408 439 147

Open from 10:30am 247 Old Gympie Road, Mooloolah Valley Fiona Rawson 0401 186 261

Saturday 10am Open from 9:30am 402/118 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland Jason Mills 0417 343 289

Saturday 2pm Open from 1:30pm 59 Mons School Road, Mons Dan Smith 0438 120 776 Drew Colliver 0417 467 737

Sunday 11am Open from 10:30am 4/18 Broadmeadows Road, Maroochydore Reuben Park 0413 371 696

Open from 9:30am 22 Braemar Road, Buderim Kathryn Willshire 0437 434 648

this week’s open homes & private inspections You are welcome to attend our open homes or please call the agent to arrange your private inspection or virtual tour. Alexandra Headland 8/146 Alexandra Parade

Forest Glen 1 bed 1 bath 1 car

Sat 11-11:30am

7 Bristlebird Circuit

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 10-10:45am

247 Old Gympie Road

5 bed 3 bath 3 car

Sat 10:30-11am

6 bed 4 bath 5 car

Sat 3:30-4pm

8 Woodlands Court

4 bed 1 bath 7 car

Sat 11-11:30am

448/180 Alexandra Parade

3 bed 3 bath 2 car

Sat 12-12:30pm

6 Sawreys Road

4/260 Alexandra Headland

3 bed 2 bath 1 car

Sat 2-2:30pm


222/102 Alexandra Parade

1 bed 1 bath 1 car

Thurs 15th 4-4:30pm

8/146 Alexandra Parade

1 bed 1 bath 1 car

Thurs 15th 5-5:30pm

251 Connec on Road

4 bed 2 bath 6 car

3 bed 2 bath 4 car

Sat 10-10:30am

Sat 2:30-3pm


3 bed 2 bath 2 car

Fri 9th 12-12:30pm

36 Rigby Street

4 bed 2 bath 1 car

Sat 12:30-1pm

3 bed 2 bath 1 car

Sat 9-9:30am

45 Blackall Terrace

5 bed 2 bath 4 car

Sat 1-1:30pm

4 bed 3 bath 2 car

Sat 1-1:30pm

3 bed 1 bath

Sat 10-10:30am

3 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 11-11:30am

3 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 12-12:30pm

6 Kessler Street

2 bed 2 bath 1 car

Sat 10-10:30am


1/5 & 2/5 Karumba Place

5 bed 3 bath 3 car

Sat 2-2:30pm

33 East View Court

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Natasha Hackenberg 0401 601 691

22 Constella on Way

4 bed 2 bath 4 car

Natasha Hackenberg 0401 601 691

Buddina 4 Bandalong Street

4 bed 2 bath 4 car

Sat 12-12:30pm

22 Braemar Road

4 bed 3 bath 2 car

Sat 9:30-10am

65 Lindsay Road

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 10-10:30am

4 Madison Close

5 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 10-10:30am

22 Glasshouse View Court

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 11:30am-12pm

Sat 9:30-10am

2/72 Anzac Avenue

2 bed 1 bath 1 car

Sat 10-10:30am

41 Flinders Lane

3 bed 3 bath 3 car

Sat 11-11:30am

1 & 2/34 Yorlambu Parade

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 1-1:30pm

2/72 Anzac Avenue

2 bed 1 bath 1 car

Wed 14th 5-5:30pm

6 Duke Street

4 bed 3 bath 4 car

Fri 9th 12:30-1:30pm

6 Duke Street

4 bed 3 bath 4 car

Sat 12:30-1:30pm

Lot 3 87-95 Robinsons Road

Parrearra 27 Whitsunday Street

4 bed 2 bath 4 car

Sat 9:30-10am

16 Jackman Street

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Fri 9th 10-10:30am

2/25 McIlwraith Street

3 bed 2 bath 1 car

Fri 9th 11-11:30am

16 Jackman Street

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 10-10:30am

2/25 McIlwraith Street

3 bed 2 bath 1 car

Sat 11-11:30am

14 Holland Way

3 bed 2 bath 7 car

Sat 8:30-9am

59 Mons School Road

3 bed 1 bath 3 car

Sat 1:30-2pm


Chevallum Sat 11-11:30am

5 bed 3.5 bath 2 car Fri 9th 10-10:30am

27 Whitsunday Street

5 bed 3.5 bath 2 car Sat 10-10:30am

5 Rosella Street

3 bed 1 bath 2 car

Sat 10:30-11am

42 Sunbird Chase

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 11-11:30am

21 Kuthar Street

5 bed 3 bath 2 car

Fri 9th 11-11:30am

21 Kuthar Street

5 bed 3 bath 2 car

Sat 11-11:30am

6 bed 3 bath 6 car

Natasha Hackenberg 0401 601 691

4 bed 2 bath 3 car

Sat 1-1.45pm

Perwillowen 27 Briggs Road

Reesville 464 Reesville Road

5 bed 2.5 bath 5 car Sat 1-1:30pm

6 bed 3 bath 4 car


Pelican Waters




82-84 Dales Road

3 bed 2 bath 1 car

Moffat Beach


34 Figtree Road

5/28 Hinley Street

51 Jessica Boulevard

Palmview 9 Cornflower Road


Bli Bli

Sat 10:30-11am

17 Upper Gay Terrace

24/8 Levuka Street


3 bed 2 bath 5 car

14C Image Flat Road

24/8 Levuka Street

7/44 Edmund Street

Sat 12-12:30pm

Sat 12:30-1pm

Fri 9th 9-9:30am

Fri 9th 10-10:30am

1 bed 1 bath 1 car

Sat 12-12:30pm

5 bed 3 bath 3 car

3 bed 2 bath 1 car

2 bed 2 bath 1 car

3060/36 Browning Boulevard

5 bed 3 bath 3 car

10A & 10B Kurrajong Close

17 Upper Gay Terrace

6 Kessler Street

Ba ery Hill

14A & 14B Grove Boulevard


Kings Beach

Amamoor 1 Frayne Road

Mooloolah Valley

Wurtulla 57 Pimpala Street

5 bed 3 bath 2 car

Fri 9th 1-1:30pm

57 Pimpala Street

5 bed 3 bath 2 car

Sat 1-1:30pm

2 bed 1 bath 1 car

Ma hew McAuliffe 0412 111 608


36 Meta Street

5 bed 4 bath 2 car

Sat 12:30-1:15pm

15/3 River Esplanade

1 bed 1 bath 1 car

Sat 1-1:30pm

6/6 Low Street

Bli Bli

5450 8111

Golden Beach

5492 2100


5444 3455

Noosa River

5449 8800


5445 6088


5354 6012

Mountain Creek

5477 7600

Pelican Waters

5343 6900


5491 5055


5443 2000


5354 6000

Sippy Downs

5354 6002

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Auction 3

Unit 24/8 Levuka Avenue, Kings Beach Act quickly to secure this stunning, spacious, fully furnished, absolute beachfront apartment with expansive ocean and beach views across ever popular and family friendly Kings Beach. To be sold at auction. • Three generous bedrooms including large master suite with ensuite • Ducted reverse cycle air-con and first class fixtures and fittings throughout • NBN ready, private post box on site and amazing resort pool and facilities • Secure parking for two cars side by side with lift access

Aucঞon In Rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra Thursday, April 22 at 11am




Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

View Friday & Saturday 12-12:30pm

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Auction 3

Unit 2/25 McIlwraith Street, Moffat Beach Breathtaking best describes the spectacular northern canvas that unfolds before you from this perfectly positioned oceanfront apartment with magnificent ocean views over Moffat Beach and the vast Pacific Ocean. • 3 generous bedrooms, the main with ensuite and walk-in robe • Small complex of 4 apartments, one per floor • Watch the surfers carve, the whales play and ships idle by • A short stroll to cafés, restaurants and the beach

Auc on In Rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra Thursday, April 22 at 11am




Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

View Friday & Saturday 11-11:30am

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Auction 21 Kuthar Street, Pelican Waters Carefree luxurious entertainer in an enviable location • Beautifully crafted home built over two levels features high ceilings • Sitting on a 1,059m2 level parcel looking over the Pelican Waters Golf Course • Master bedroom with bespoke ensuite and dressing area • Guest’s wing comes complete with separate living area and bathroom • In-ground pool and spa, direct access to golf course and lake • Offering a prestigious lifestyle, this is a once in a liftetime opportunity



Aucঞon In Rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra Thursday, April 22 at 11am




Tom Garland 0412 161 123

View Thursday & Saturday 11-11:30am

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Auction 5

57 Pimpala Street, Wurtulla Move quickly to inspect this inviting high-set home renovated and upgraded over the years and perfectly located one house from Currimundi Lake, a short walk to local shops, public transport, moments from schools and the world’s best beaches. • Large kitchen overlooking the vast ground level living areas and pool-side patio • Sea of timber floors, multiple living areas and plenty of storage • Master suite with generous walk-in robe and large ensuite with spa bath • Sparkling in-ground pool, spa, built in BBQ and handmade pizza oven

Aucঞon In Rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra Thursday, April 22 at 11am




Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

View Friday & Saturday 1-1:30pm

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Auction this weekend 3

14 Holland Way, Mons • • • • • •

Stylishly renovated brick & tile home with separate driveway to 12 x 15 m shed Shed contains office, bathroom & kitchen 12Kw solar, water tanks + town water 6009sqm professionally landscaped allotment, elevated position with views Quiet cul-de-sac minutes to Buderim Village Close to Bruce Highway & prestige schools

Aucঞon On site Saturday, April 10 at 9am View Saturday from 8:30am





Dan Smith 0438 120 776 Drew Colliver 0417 467 737


Auction this weekend 3

59 Mons School Road, Mons • • • • • •

Northerly aspect with coast and hinterland views Large 2400 sqm block with 50m+ frontage and flat areas Solid 3 bedroom brick and concrete home with large workshop, storage spaces Centrally located close to Villages and prestige schools Blank canvas for your dream home – renovate or detonate Surrounded by high quality homes in dress circle position

Aucঞon On site Saturday, April 10 at 2pm View Saturday from 1:30pm



Dan Smith 0438 120 776 Drew Colliver 0417 467 737

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447 & 448/180 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland 3 • • • • • •

Across from Alex Surf Club & beach Two-bedroom apartment & studio apt Beautifully decorated, freshly painted High quality kitchen, stone benchtop Private balconies with ocean views Great on-site facilities and management

Aucঞon On site Saturday, May 15 at 2pm View Saturday 12-12:30pm




Pam Thomas 0438 272 096


2/72 Anzac Avenue, Maroochydore • • • • • •

Neat and tidy two-bedroom unit Ideal downsizer, low maintenance Air-con to open plan living & kitchen Good-size kitchen with plenty of storage Plantation shutters on all windows Good size courtyard, immaculate gardens

Aucঞon On site Saturday, April 24 at 10am



Pam Thomas 0438 272 096

View Saturday 10-10:30am & Wednesday 5-5:30pm



Len Greedy 0401 691 807 len.greedy@raywhite.com

AUCTION In Rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra Thursday 22nd April, 2021 at 11am • Stand-alone property in a central CBD location

• Rear lane access to on site parking, air-conditioned & timber flooring

• Currently configured for professional office use

• Easy walk to shopping centres, beaches, cafés & restaurants

• Suit business operator or could easily revert to residential

• Major Centre Zone & potential for future redevelopment

Alan Gray 0414 894 084 alan.gray@raywhite.com *Approximately

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NEW IN KINGS BEACH Six brand-new townhouses are under construction just eight minutes’ walk to patrolled Kings Beach and cafes. The townhouses are designed over three levels with an elevated outlook. Each townhouse has their own private lift and numerous outdoor spaces. There is a two-car garage with extra studio area, quality fixtures and fittings throughout. A unique feature is the courtyard off the open-plan living, perfect for entertaining. The master bedroom features walk-in robe and hotel-like ensuite and balcony. The townhouses are ideally suited to those wanting low-maintenance living without compromising on space and location.

PRIME MARCOOLA HOME 1-6/30 SALTAIR STREET, KINGS BEACH 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car From $1,195,000 Coastal Property Co & Ray White Caloundra Jake Mackay 0430 283 293 Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

Positioned in a prime location just metres to a patrolled surf beach, village cafes, corner store, night markets, and Marcoola Beach Surf Club, this home has excellent scope for renovation. Flowing over two levels, the home has a renovated kitchen, family bathroom, three bedrooms, and spacious air-conditioned lounge area, all opening to either front or rear decks. The lower level offers a lounge, kitchenette and bathroom – this entire area lends itself to being self-contained or the perfect retreat. There is an inground pool and outdoor barbecue area. Wander home from the beach and wash the sand off with a dip in the massive pool then enjoy a beverage while you fire up the barbecue.

26 PETRIE AVENUE, MARCOOLA 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Sunday, April 11 at 3pm North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Jay Pashley 0407 118 355 Walter Johnson 0488 989 363

We put you first KULUIN 102 Tallow Wood Drive









Thinking of Selling? With over 29 years experience in the real estate industry, Jamie Holbrook has been mentoring his team for many years and now has the pleasure of working with his daughters, Chloe and Izabela. Jamie’s wealth of knowledge combined with his daughters’ meticulous attention to detail and expertise in marketing and technology, perfectly balance this strong real estate team. Together they are committed to making your real estate experience a successful one.

JAMIE HOLBROOK M 0418 500 081 E jamie@propertytoday.com.au

More Than Meets The Eye This premium positioned home is an absolute treasure and presents more than you would expect. • 3 bedrooms in total, all a good size and with built-in robes • Back gate with direct access to the tree-lined park • Expansive undercover patio area, ideal for family BBQ’s • Double garage and with extra access to enter the backyard • Large backyard, endless possibilities to add your own touch • High cathedral ceilings in large lounge room as you enter • 856m2 (approx.) of land, perfect for kids and pets to play AUCTION On-site Wednesday 21st April @ 5:30pm (if not sold prior) INSPECT Saturday 10th April 9-11am & Wednesday 14th April 5-5:30pm FIRST NATIONAL RIVERSIDE 5446 6186 JASON BURNS 0417 762 001 WEB firstnationalriverside.com.au

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AUCTION STUNNING HOME ON LARGE LOT APPROVED FOR SUBDIVISON – AUCTION NEXT WEEKEND! 348 Main Road, Kuluin This is one of those rare chances which enables you to secure one of the last landholding in a prestigious pocket. Why have one lot when you can have three? The hard work has already been done and the new owner will get to reap the rewards! A beautifully renovated home sits on lot 2 with approvals in place for a duplex on lot 1 and a future dwelling on lot 3. With prime land in short supply, this must be the coast’s best investment opportunity!


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Rare & great opportunity Huge landholding Renovated 5 bed, 3 bath Lot 1 - 832Sqm Lot 2 - 1143Sqm Lot 3 - 800Sqm



Auction: Saturday 17th April at 12pm Onsite Inspect: Saturday 10th April 12-12:30pm Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 John Skerlak 0413 441 834


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2/7 Marjorie Street, Mooloolaba Perfectly positioned in the heart of Mooloolaba and luxuriously appointed, this stunning duplex will appeal to the discerning buyer who is considering downsizing but does not want to compromise on space, location or quality. Awash with natural light, the residence features natural timber flooring, high ceilings, gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, views and walk to Mooloolaba Esplanade.

• • • • •

Architecturally designed duplex Under builder’s warranty Quality appliances & finishes Low body corporate fees Walk to beach, cafés & shops



Auction: Saturday 17th April at 1pm Onsite Inspect: Saturday 10th April 11-11:30am Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545

AUCTION Outline Indicative Only


4 Poplar Place, Mooloolaba Don’t miss your opportunity to own this beautifully renovated family home located in the tightly held Mooloolaba precinct. Positioned on a generous 742Sqm allotment in a quiet cul-de-sac this home is low maintenance living all just a short distance to schools, shops, and beaches. Representing exceptional buying for any beach loving family or couple.


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• • • • •

Spacious family home 742Sqm allotment Multiple living zones Renovated throughout Walk to schools, shops and cafés



Auction: Forthcoming Auction Inspect: Saturday 10th April 10-10:30am Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545


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AUCTION MAGNIFICENT MINYAMA RIVERFRONT HOME – FEELS LIKE BRAND NEW! 26 Mooloolah Drive, Minyama Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Mooloolah River in highly sought after Minyama, we are pleased to offer this immaculate family oasis. Enjoy stunning water views right from your backyard! Set over two levels and tucked behind secure electric gates, this home provides plenty of options for vehicles with ample space to safely house a boat, caravan or trailer. The ground level offers ample living spaces with a modern open plan kitchen featuring Smeg appliances. Call now before it’s too late.


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Air conditioned throughout Private pool and spa 3.2Kw solar Solar heating Crimsafe security throughout Boat access to the river



Auction: Forthcoming Auction Inspect: By appointment only Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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A rare opportunity exists to secure your slice of exceptionally unique real estate on prestigious Parkyn Parade at the Mooloolaba Spit. The Pago Pago penthouse has been tightly held for 22 years. Spread over two levels of this boutique five-apartment complex and boasting an incredible 333 square metres of total apartment living, this property has lovely high ceilings throughout. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen space. The floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors frame the superb water views and leads you out of the living space to the huge riverfront balcony.

5/79 PARKYN PARADE, MOOLOOLABA 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction On Site Saturday, 24th April at 11am Define Property Agents 5478 2477 Grant Whisker 0415 856 575

Positioned in the heart of Mooloolaba and luxuriously appointed, this stunning architecturally designed duplex combines the scale and feel of a home with the convenience of low-maintenance beachside living. The home is as-new with builder’s warranty, no body corporate fees and just minutes to the breach, cafes and restaurants. This duplex will appeal to the discerning buyer who is considering downsizing but does not want to compromise on location or quality. Awash with natural light, the residence has natural timber flooring, high ceilings and contemporary quality finishes, and boasts ocean and hinterland views.

2/7 MARJORIE STREET, MOOLOOLABA 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Forthcoming auction Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Carmel La Macchia 0400 300 545

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

11 Parkland Drive, Pacific Paradise




TIME TO LIVE IN PARADISE • This low-set four bedroom home is perfectly positioned for you to enjoy a carefree lifestyle in a quiet and peaceful family friendly area • Nestled in the highly desirable ‘The Sands’ estate Pacific Paradise, and only a few minutes walk to North Shore Shopping Village, schools and pre-schools, medical centre, and a selection of cafes and restaurants • Features incl. kitchen with gas cooktop, ample bench and cupboard space • Separate tiled living and dining zones • 4 bedrooms, each with split system air conditioning and ceiling fans • Master bedroom with ensuite, walk-in robe, air conditioning • Covered entertainment area ideal for alfresco dining or could be utilised as a covered storage area for a boat or caravan • Double lock up garage plus side access to the rear yard

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PERFECT FOR THE GROWING FAMILY View Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am Auction On Site Saturday 17th April @ 9am Brad Reed 0419 788 625 brad@northshorerealty.com.au

• Striking street presence, this home flows over two levels to perfectly accommodate a family • Positioned in a quiet leafy street, walk to local shopping village & Golf Club • Lower level consists of lounge area, kitchen, dining area + an additional living area • Immaculate lawn & peaceful gardens, inviting in-ground pool, alfresco entertaining area • Upper level consists of casual living, master suite & three bedrooms • Double garage with internal access + third garage with drive-through access to yard – ample room for boat or caravan • 5 minutes to Sunshine Coast Airport & Motorway which connects you to Noosa, Maroochydore & beyond

View Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm For Sale Make An Offer Brad Reed 0419 788 625 brad@northshorerealty.com.au myweeklypreview.com.au

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

6 Botany Court, Marcoola





15 Amity Court, Marcoola


• Look anywhere on the Sunshine Coast but you won’t get any closer to stepping outside your home and on to the beach

Auction On Site Saturday 24th April @ 4pm Keith Blanchard 0419 676 037 keith@northshorerealty.com.au





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• Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac and less than 300 metres from waves breaking on Marcoola beach, now is your chance to make the dream of beachside living your reality • Currently holiday let, the property is in high demand and has very strong future bookings • Beautifully renovated with a coastal vibe, painted cathedral ceilings, tiled living areas • Three bedrooms, main bedroom with ensuite • Split system air-conditioning in the master bedroom and living area, ceiling fans throughout • Stylish kitchen with gas cooking, dishwasher, plenty of storage, preparation area

• Premium casual beachside living and entertaining starts here • Unique coastal designed and light filled family home built to enjoy in all seasons • Multiple living areas under curved high ceilings positioned around a central entertainers’ kitchen with featured awning servery • Spacious, separate master bedroom wing with designer ensuite and walk in robe • Unrivalled private outdoor area overlooking pool to park • Perfect north aspect onto parkland, immediate access to walking/bike paths and Marcoola Beach • Tightly held and highly sought after beachside court location with only two adjoining properties - all beachfront buyers should inspect ASAP

Unit 3901 Ramada, 923 David Low Way, Marcoola

• The “PANDANUS” beach house occupies the northern position of the four exclusive beachfront residences in the RAMADA Marcoola complex • Luxury living over three levels, a private plunge pool to dip in after the beach, plus an exclusive rooftop terrace for the morning surf check or sunset cocktails

View Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am Auction On Site Sunday 11th April @ 2pm

• This will be the best value luxury beachfront property sold this year

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

26 Petrie Avenue, Marcoola


• The property can be used as a permanent residence, a weekend escape, or a premium holiday experience



CLASSIC MARCOOLA BEACH HOUSE View Saturday 2:00 - 2:30pm Auction On Site Sunday 11th April @ 4pm Jay Pashley 0407 119 355 jay@northshorerealty.com.au

• This prime positioned home is just metres to the surf, cafes, corner shop, night markets and surf club • Solid brick and tile construction and with a classic coastal theme, polished timber floors throughout the top floor living areas and bedrooms • Upstairs includes 3 bedrooms and spacious air conditioned lounge that all open to either front or rear decks, renovated kitchen and bathroom • The lower level has a lounge, kitchenette and bathroom. The lounge is spacious and the entire area lends itself to being self contained or the perfect retreat • Wash the sand off from the beach with a dip in the massive pool then enjoy your favourite beverage while you fire up the outdoor BBQ, now that’s the beach lifestyle!

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BUDERIM 4 Bangalow Court • Centrally located kitchen with walk-in pantry, loads of storage & breakfast bar • King sized master with ensuite, w.i. robe & private balcony • Separate media room • Spacious a/c open plan kitchen/dining/living with lake views • Spacious rear deck perfect with views across the lake • Fully fenced back yard and established lush tropical gardens • Save on electricity costs with solar system already fitted

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OPEN Saturday 2.30-3pm AUCTION Saturday, April 10 at 3pm On Site Brenden Southey 0417 633 035 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257

BUDERIM 8 Brushwood Court • Centrally located kitchen with loads of storage, good sized pantry, dishwasher & breakfast bar • Two separate living areas and formal dining room • A/C to both living areas, main bedroom & spare bedroom • King sized master with ensuite and his & hers built-in robes • All bedrooms included ceiling fans & built-in robes • Spacious covered entertaining area • Concreted hard stand for storing the van or boat





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• PARADISE FOUND! • Close proximity to Tin Can Bay & Rainbow Beach • 7257m2 allotment, beautiful rural landscape • Multiple living & outdoor relaxation zones

Bobrei Court

• 6.5Kw (approx) solar + split system A/con


• Sparkling in-ground pool and spa • 4 x 5000 gallon (approx) water tanks

4 bed | 4 bath | 6 car

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• Bore, garden shed, dam + bio cycle waste service

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4 BANGALOW COURT, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 3pm Prime Property 5445 6722 Brenden Southey 0417 633 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257

Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days: 8 LILLYPILLY PLACE, MOOLOOLABA Auction on site Friday April 9 @ 6pm HOME Sunshine Coast Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 Jay Sherwell 0434 552 025 14 HOLLAND WAY, MONS Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 9am Ray White Buderim 5445 6088 Dan Smith 0438 120 776 Drew Colliver 0417 467 737

LOT 6, 31 DUNNE ROAD, PALMVIEW $736,000 / vacant land McGrath/ Ray White Nambour, Todd McKee & Matt O’Grady

8 BRUSHWOOD COURT, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 5pm Prime Property 5445 6722 Brenden Southey 0417 633 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257

41/11 Toral Drive, Buderim 4/18 BROADMEADOWS ROAD, MAROOCHYDORE Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 11am Ray White Maroochydore 5443 2000 Reuben Park 0413 371 696 247 OLD GYMPIE ROAD, MOOLOOLAH VALLEY Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 11am Ray White Mooloolaba 5444 3455 Fiona Rawson 0401 186 261

100 FERNY GLEN ROAD, MONS $1,600,005 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car McGrath, Chris Pace & Damien Michael

15 AMITY COURT, MARCOOLA Auction on site Sunday April 11 @ 4pm North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Jay Pashley 0407 119 355

16 SPRINGBROOK GROVE, BUDERIM $1,090,000 / 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car McGrath, Stuart Thomas

26 PETRIE AVENUE, MARCOOLA Auction on site Sunday April 11 @ 3pm North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Jay Pashley 0407 119 355

201 BALLINGER ROAD, BUDERIM $2,020,000 / 5 bed, 4 bath, 5 car McGrath, Chris Pace & Damien Michael 6 MEADS ROAD, BUDERIM $500,000 / vacant land McGrath, Todd McKee

22 Braemar Road, Buderim 402/118 ALEXANDRA PARADE, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 10am Ray White Maroochydore 5443 2000 Jason Mills 0417 343 289

4/26 PICNIC POINT ESPLANADE, MAROOCHYDORE Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 12pm Ray White Maroochydore 5443 2000 Niall Molloy 0448 954 272

22 BRAEMAR ROAD, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 10am Ray White Buderim 5445 6088 Kathryn Willshire 0437 434 648

41/11 TORAL DRIVE, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 1pm Define Property 5478 2477 Scott Henshaw 0492 938 947

15 Amity Court, Marcoola

5 ROSELLA STREET, PARREARRA Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 11am Ray White Maroochydore 5443 2000 Mandy Leahy 0425 709 442

59 MONS SCHOOL ROAD, MONS Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 2pm Ray White Buderim 5445 6088 Dan Smith 0438 120 776 Drew Colliver 0417 467 737


464 REESVILLE ROAD, REESVILLE Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 2pm Ray White Maroochydore 5443 2000 Natalie Tink 0408 439 147

LOT 7, 31 DUNNE ROAD, PALMVIEW $715,000 / vacant land McGrath/ Ray White Nambour, Todd McKee & Matt O’Grady

3901/923 DAVID LOW WAY, MARCOOLA Auction on site Sunday April 11 @2pm North Shore Realty 5448 7444 Jay Pashley 0407 119 355

125 JENSEN ROAD, NINDERRY Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 12pm Coastal Edge Real Estate Steve Kealey 0437 935 369 Greg Pratt 0413 624 308

3/134 ALEXANDRA PARADE, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Auction on site Saturday April 10 @ 11am Define Property 5478 2477 Ross Cattle 0410 625 758

LOT 5, 31 DUNNE ROAD, PALMVIEW $690,000 / vacant land McGrath/ Ray White Nambour, Todd McKee & Matt O’Grady

8 TULONG COURT, BUDERIM $1,075,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car McGrath, Stuart Thomas 313-315 DIDDILLIBAH ROAD, DIDDILLIBAH $785,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Ray White Bli Bli, Matthew McAuliffe 4 MAGNOLIA STREET, NAMBOUR $306,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Carolans First National, Andy Sharma


15 ANTICIPATION CLOSE, NAMBOUR $475,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Carolans First National, Andy Sharma

Properties recently sold on the Coast: 33 WURTULLA STREET, MAROOCHYDORE $750,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Century 21 on Duporth, Rob Whiting * This was wrongly listed at $550,000 last week. The actual sale price was $750,000. 11 ST VINCENTS COURT, MINYAMA $1,490,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car McGrath, Geoff Ohmsen

With a Dwyer investment property, you’re not like those typical investors

72 WILLIS ROAD, BLI BLI $670,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 3 car Carolans First National, Warren Nonmus 40 RIGBY STREET, NAMBOUR $405,000 / 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Carolans First National, Andy Sharma *As supplied by contributing real estate agencies


You know the type. Flash car. Expensive jewellery. Property portfolio a mile long. That’s what many people think when they hear the words “property investor”. But those characters aren’t Dwyer clients. Most of the investors we help get onto the property ladder are regular people who just want to get ahead. And it’s not cashed up out-of-towners who usually buy on the Sunshine Coast – it’s hardworking locals earning less than $100,000 who plan to live off the rental income in their retirement. With 35 years’ experience and a unique 3-Year Rental Guarantee backed by a quality home builder, Dwyer Property Investments offers total peace of mind. To find out how easy it is to become property investors like Alex and Jayne, call Jason Dwyer today.

“Now that we’ve bought one property, we’ll be looking for further investments.” Jayne & Alex


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Open plan living embracing the elevated easterly aspect Numerous outdoor areas perfect for entertaining and relaxing Unrivalled convenience with private lift servicing all three levels Designer kitchen with 40mm stone benches & soft close drawHUs Three bedrooms, master with balcony, luxury ensuite & walk-in robe Eight minute walk to patrolled Kings Beach, cafes and restaurants Under construction, expected completion December 2021

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reathtaking best describes the spectacular northern canvas that unfolds before you from this perfectly positioned oceanfront apartment with stunning ocean views. The perfect northerly aspect ensures you can relax in the cool breezes of summer and soak in the warming winter sun on the oceanfront balcony which spills from the open-plan living area. Beaches, parks and Moffat’s restaurants and cafes are a short stroll from your doorstep. The apartment is ideally suited as a lock-up weekend getaway, but it would also be the perfect place to call home.

2/25 MCILWRAITH STREET, MOFFAT BEACH 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Auction in rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra, Thursday, April 22 at 11am Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Andrew Garland 0403 851 777



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Do you wish to escape to your own luxurious retreat, then this maybe just what you are looking for!

• Stunning gourmet kitchen with stone benchtops

Located down a quiet and private country lane with magnificent views over the hinterland, this property offers everything you could possibly want and more.

• Huge outdoor entertaining overlooking the pool

Large internal living spaces flowing naturally onto spacious covered outdoor entertaining areas with pool and gazebo will provide a private oasis for you to enjoy all year round.


On site Saturday 10 April at 12:00pm


Saturday 10 April 11:30am-12:00pm

• Large master with dual shower and vanity • Saltwater in ground pool with a gazebo • 2 car garage plus space to park another 4 cars • Wood fireplace to warm up those winter nights • Minutes to Yandina and 15 minutes to Coolum Beach

Steve Kealey 0437 935 369 Greg Pratt 0413 624 308

P.O. Box 650, Buddina, QLD, 4575

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Mooloolaba, 5/79 Parkyn Parade

The Waiting Is Over – Beautiful Pago Pago Penthouse Parkyn Parade!

OPEN HOME: Saturday 10th April 12-12.30pm

The Pago Pago Penthouse has been tightly held for 22 years. Spread over two levels of this boutique 5 apartment complex and demanding an incredible 333m2 of total apartment living. With lovely high ceilings throughout, there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a large open plan living, dining.

VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au

• Spread over two levels of this boutique 5 apartment complex • The kitchen is well laid out and functional with gorgeous stone benchtops • Huge 84m2 private roof top terrace is a sensational space and ready for you • Floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors frame the superb water views

• Master suite has a large walk-through robe that leads into the ensuite • Bedrooms 2 and 3 are generous double rooms with built in robes • Two lock up garages, each having internal access directly into the building • Directly across the road from the world-famous Mooloolaba Beach

AUCTION: On site Saturday 24th April 11am AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575





Grant Whisker MOOLOOLABA AGENT OF THE YEAR Seller’s Testimonial:

“Professional, Knowledgeable and Empathetic! Grant’s professionalism and market knowledge is exceptional, very hands on and had my best interests when transacting the sale of my property. Would highly recommend.”

Grant Whisker 0415 856 575 grant@defineproperty.com.au

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Maleny, 33 McCarthy Shute Road

Brand New Country Hamptons Hidaway with Captivating Mountain Views!

OPEN HOME: Saturday 10th April 2-3pm

Nestled high in the Maleny hills and situated on a captivating escarpment with panoramic views over the Glass House Mountains is this truly magnificent residence. Boasting Maleny’s most sought-after location, 33 McCarthy Shute Road offers style, sophistication and cutting-edge design.

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• 7253m (1.79 acres) of lawns, landscaped gardens fenced and electric security gates • Architecturally designed by award winning DJ Sommer Homes (431m2 under roof) • Chip sealing driveway with garage and shed to house 5 vehicles (128m2 under roof) • All 5 bedrooms are ensuited with walk in robes, huge master retreat

• State of the art gourmet kitchen with huge butler’s pantry, European appliances, built in coffee machine, ice maker and wet bar • Two sitting rooms separated by large double sided gas fire and large adjacent study • Outdoor entertaining space including dining room, kitchen, covered deck, and pool

PRICE: Expressions of Interest AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575





Mudjimba, 20/130 Mudjimba Esplanade

Your Own Poolside Villa in the Tropical Oasis of Sand Dunes Resort!

OPEN HOME: Saturday 10th April 10-10.30am

What an incredible opportunity! This stunning poolside villa is the perfect holiday getaway, weekend escape or place to call home, where you can create fabulous memories with family and friends. Villa 20 is nestled on the edge of the 70-metre lagoon pool with direct access.

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• Open plan living and dining area with lovely natural light and space • Well-appointed kitchen with stone bench tops and quality appliances • Large ground floor terrace on the edge of the lagoon pool • 3 double bedrooms with built-in robes, the master with ensuite

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• 2 bathrooms + powder room • Private roof terrace • Split system air conditioning throughout • Single lock-up garage with internal access into the villa

PRICE: Expressions of Interest AGENT: Grant Whisker 0415 856 575





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Alexandra Headland, 3/134 Alexandra Parade

Full Floor Apartment at Beachfront Alexandra Headland Location

OPEN HOME: Saturday 10th April 10.30-11am

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.

VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au

• 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

AUCTION: On site Saturday 10th April 11am AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 or 5478 2477






• 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


Buderim, 41/11 Toral Drive

Spacious Townhouse in Prime Buderim Location

OPEN HOME: Saturday 10th April 12.30-1pm

Offering resort-style living and all within a stone’s throw of the Sunshine Coast’s academic hub. This 3 bedroom townhouse is located in close proximity to the Sunshine Coast University, Siena Catholic College, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Chancellor State College and Buderim lifestyle.

VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au

• Spacious open plan, air conditioned living area • Gourmet kitchen with stone work tops, gas cooking, ample bench space and storage • 3 queen sized bedrooms with built-in robes and ceiling fans • Double garage with additional parking space

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• Master bedroom with built-in robe, air conditioning and private balcony • Alfresco area overlooking fully fenced backyard • Pet friendly complex with pool • Ideal property for first home buyers or investors

AUCTION: On site Saturday 10th April 1pm AGENT: Scott Henshaw 0492 938 947





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apturing the natural beauty of the rural landscape, this is a truly unique offering. Enviably positioned a short drive from Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach, Fraser Island and Double Island Point, this private and spacious sanctuary is surrounded by established gardens in a beautiful bushland setting. Rich timber influences are complemented by the natural light, soaring ceilings and louvres that capture the prevailing breezes. The engaging residence is also extremely versatile and can be adapted for a range of uses such as an Airbnb.

13 BOBREI COURT, WALLU 4 bed, 4 bath, 6 car For sale: contact agent Adams & Jones Karen Jones 0405 122 526


160 Diddillibah Road, Woombye


Welcome to 160 Diddillibah Road, Woombye. One of the neatest lifestyle blocks from here to the coast! Featuring privacy, serenity, and a touch of class, this 1/2 acre property will make you feel a million miles away, whilst being only minutes to Woombye or Maroochydore.

Price: Offers from $765,000 Inspect: Contact Agent 960 View: remaxpropertysales.com.au/20645960 Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Toby Morrin 0401 623 801

• Landscaped & fenced 1/2 acre block

• Fully renovated Hamptons-themed home

• New heated inground pool & spa

• 3 bay shed + workshop & 2 open bay sheds

• 11kw solar, bore & 53,000 litres of water tanks



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68 Kromes Road, North Arm


Are you looking for a property on the edge of the rainforest 20 minutes from Noosa? This property offers plenty of lifestyle options including the potential to earn a living. Providing 40 fertile acres of land including 3 large dams, 2 bores, with a spacious 3 bedroom home and 20m x 12m shed.

Price: Offers over $1,850,000 Inspect: Contact Agent View: remax.com.au/20660135 Toby Morrin 0401 623 801 Steve G Pery 0448 884 093

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Stunning all usable 40 acre property in beautiful surrounds Spacious 2 level brick home with views over landscape Currently a working orchard farm with options & potential to become a horse/cattle lifestyle property Huge water supply of 3 dams and 2 bores. Massive 20 x 12 shed Potential for onsite cabins for home and income growth

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LOCAL TEAMS IMPRESS AT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunshine Coast clubs will be well-represented at the upcoming Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. WORDS: Steel Taylor. for a three-day carnival at Tugun. Among the top performers were Emma Woods, Taylah Halliday, Adam Palmer, Jacob Dickey and Sunshine Coast Taplin relay teams. Alexandra Headland duo Ms Halliday and Ms Woods claimed a haul of medals. They confirmed their status as rising stars in the sport by finishing first and second in the U19 Ironwoman, with Ms Halliday finishing in front of her club mate. The pair, who impressed during the summer’s Ironwoman Series, also combined to win the U19 double ski and U19 board rescue. They also joined Lucinda Kelly to win the coveted open Taplin relay and they linked with Summer Rolston to win the U19 ski relay. Ms Woods also won the U19 surf (swim) race. Maroochydore finished second on the overall club points score, behind Northcliffe, and the club enjoyed its “best state titles in about 20 years” according to coach Nathan Greig. It won one of the carnival’s major races, the open male Taplin relay, due to the efforts of Hayden Cotter, Peter Elford, Oliver Monaghan, Adam Palmer, Matthew Palmer and Daniel Peacock.

Maroochydore’s Adam Palmer won the open male board race at the state championships


ompetition wins in The Surf Lifesaving State Championships held at Tugun on the Gold Coast in March has Sunshine Coast teams pumped for the 2021 Australian Surf Life Saving Championship (The Aussies) to be held between April 16

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Last Thursday marked the first time Sunshine Coast Lightning’s team of 2021 stood on court together and will provide the foundation for the team’s build towards the season proper. While the Lightning were still finding their feet during the Giants Netball clash, subsequent games against Melbourne Vixens and NSW Swifts provided an immediate opportunity to improve and implement new learnings. Lightning shooter Cara Koenen joined Steph Wood, Karla Pretorius and Phumza Maweni in playing their first pre-season clash for the club this year and says they are all be better for the experience. “We came into this pre-season tour with limited prep, so it is information gathering for us at the moment to see how these connections are forming,” says Ms Koenen. “The more combinations we are able to form now gives us more options in the season and it will make us more of a threat to each of our SSN opponents. “We’re seeing what we can get out there and do – how we can build on the strengths and the game plan that’s been put in place by the team in earlier pre-season games.” Lightning defeated Vixens 62-47

Adam Palmer also triumphed in the open board final. On the fringes of the elite ranks, he’s expected to be a genuine threat for Australian titles at his own break in April. Club-mate Tiarnee Massie, who was strong in the Ironwoman Series during summer, snared fourth place in the Ironwoman to suggest she will be right in the mix for the main event at the Australian championships. Sunshine Coasters also had success in the masters’ state championships on Friday. Next week Surf Life Saving’s premier event The Aussies will return to the Sunshine Coast for the fourth time in the long history of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. Jointly hosted across Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore and Mooloolaba clubs, the nine-day carnival returns just five years after the enormous success that saw the 2016 Championships top all expectations. This year competitors come from 314 club’s nationwide and will compete in hundreds of events throughout nine days. For information go to sls.com.au. For more news got to sunshinecoastnews.com.au.

recently, and while the team is not putting huge stock in the scoreboard result, their ability to win each quarter and maintain momentum was pleasing. Ms Koenen says there were clear improvements between the three games. “We wanted to build on our performances and there was patches of brilliance; there were some really nice plays through attack and we turned over some good ball in defence as well,” she says. “It was just that consistency that was lacking and we wanted to step that up across those four quarters. “Overall, we built on our performance. There’s promising signs but there’s still a lot to learn and a long way to go, which is exciting.” – Sunshine Coast Lightning

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6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Hindenburg: The New Evidence. (PG) 8.30 Lost Temple Of The Inca. (PG) The search for a lost Incan temple. 9.30 Sydney’s Super Tunnel: Action Stations. Part 1 of 4. 10.30 Who Gets To Stay In Australia? (M)


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) 9.35 Invisible Wars: Creatures Of Contagion. (PG)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Dancing With The Stars: All Stars. (PG) 9.00 Mrs Brown’s Boys. (M) Peggy Piper is released from prison. 9.45 Idris Elba Meets Paul McCartney. (PG)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. 9.00 Law & Order: Organised Crime. Detective Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD. 10.00 100% Footy. (M) 11.00 Nine News Late. 11.30 Extreme Planes. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 What The Hell Happens Next? 8.30 Hughesy, We Have A Problem. (PG) Hosted by Dave Hughes. 9.30 Best Of The Sydney Comedy Festival. (MA15+) Stand-up performances. 11.00 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Historic House Rescue. (PG) 8.30 Secret Scotland: Edinburgh. (PG) Part 1 of 5. 9.25 24 Hours In Emergency: The Sound Of My Voice. (M) A 65-yearold suffers from sepsis. 10.20 SBS World News Late.


6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Anh’s Brush With Fame. (PG) 8.30 Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds: Week 2 – Memory. (PG) Part 2 of 5. 9.30 Laura’s Choice. (M)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Dancing With The Stars: All Stars. (PG) Hosted by Daryl Somers and Sonia Kruger. 9.00 The Good Doctor. (M) Aaron offers the residents a challenge. 11.00 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Married At First Sight. 9.00 Botched: Most Shocking Patients. 10.00 Australian Scandal: Power And Passion. (M) 11.00 Nine News Late. 11.30 Labour Of Love. (PG)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Cube. 8.30 NCIS. The agents attend a foreign affairs summit. 9.30 NCIS. (M) Gibbs’ murder investigation is shut down. 10.30 The Project. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? (PG) 8.30 Insight. Presented by Kumi Taguchi. 9.30 Dateline. 10.00 The Feed. 10.30 SBS News.


6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Hard Quiz. (PG) 8.30 The Weekly With Charlie Pickering. A satirical news program. 9.05 Fisk. (PG) 9.30 Melbourne Comedy Festival: The Allstars Supershow Part 2.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) A drunk driver puts herself and others at risk. 8.30 MOVIE Contagion. (2011) (M) Matt Damon, Kate Winslet. A deadly virus spreads throughout the world. 10.45 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Travel Guides. (PG) 8.30 Amazing Grace. (M) Grace and Max confront parenting issues. 9.30 New Amsterdam. (M) 10.30 Nine News Late. 11.00 The Enemy Within. (M) 11.50 Timeless. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Cube. 8.30 Bull. A firm uses unusual methods to win cases. 9.30 Bull. (M) Bull defends a medical examiner. 10.30 The Project. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.35 Tony Robinson’s History Of Britain: Victorians. (PG) 8.25 Sydney Harbour Patrol. (PG) Part 2 of 2. 9.15 Departure. (M) Kendra comes up with a plan. 10.05 SBS World News Late.



6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Back Roads. 8.30 Q+A. Hosted by Hamish Macdonald. 9.35 Kurt Fearnley’s One Plus One. 10.05 Aussie Inventions That Changed The World. (PG)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) (M) Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling. A middle-aged man’s wife asks for a divorce. 10.50 The Latest: Seven News. 11.20 What The Killer Did Next. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 6. Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 9.45 Thursday Night Knock Off. Post-match NRL news and analysis. 10.30 Nine News Late. 11.00 Manifest. (M)

6pm News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Bondi Rescue. 8.00 Territory Cops. (M) 8.30 Gogglebox. 9.30 Law & Order: S.V.U. 10.30 This Is Us. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.35 World’s Greatest Bridges. (PG) 8.30 Trust Me, I’m A Doctor. (PG) Gabriel Weston investigates medical cannabis. 9.30 Shadowplay. (MA15+) 10.30 SBS News.


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

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7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Doctor Who. 8.45 MOVIE The Hunter. (2011) (M) 10.25 Brush With Fame. 10.55 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Border Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 Selling Houses Australia. 10.30 Property Ladder UK. (PG)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Friday Night Countdown. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 4. Port Adelaide v Richmond. 10.30 AFL Post-Game. 11.00 Armchair Experts.

7.30pm MOVIE How To Train Your Dragon. (2010) (PG) Jay Baruchel. 9.30 MOVIE 21 Jump Street. (2012) (MA15+) Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill. 11.40 Love Island. (MA15+)

5.20pm Heartbeat. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Seven Worlds, One Planet. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE My Big Fat Greek Wedding. (2002) (PG) 10.35 MOVIE Up In The Air. (2009) (M)

6pm JAG. (PG) 7.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (MA15+) 11.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Friends. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 The Conners. (PGC) 10.30 Charmed. (M) 11.30 Friends. (PG)


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 QI. 8.30 Live At The Apollo. 9.15 Would I Lie To You? 9.50 Insert Name Here. 10.25 Staged. 10.50 High Fidelity.

6.30pm The Yorkshire Vet. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 The Great Outdoors: Greatest Escapes. (PG)

6pm Counting Cars. 6.30 AFL Pre-Game. 7.00 AFL. Round 4. Gold Coast v Carlton. 10.00 AFL Post-Game. 10.30 MOVIE Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels. (1998) (MA15+)

7.30pm MOVIE The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (2012) (M) Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen. 11.10 MOVIE Dragonheart. (1996) (M) Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis.

5pm MOVIE The Sons Of Katie Elder. (1965) (PG) 9.45pm Super Rugby Post-Match. 10.00 MOVIE The Magnificent Seven. (1960) (PG)

6.30pm Scorpion. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) 10.20 Hawaii Five-0. (M)

6pm Columbo. (PG) 7.30 Kojak. (M) 8.30 Spyforce. (M) 9.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 10.30 Man With A Plan. (PG)


7pm Catie’s Amazing Machines. 7.15 Sir Mouse. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 8.00 Compass. (PG) 8.30 Louis Theroux: A Different Brain. (M) 9.30 White Light. (M) 11.00 Catalyst.

6pm Escape To The Country. 7.00 Border Security. (PG) 7.30 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (M) 8.30 Air Crash Investigation. (PG) 11.30 Mighty Cruise Ships. (PG)

6pm Towies. (PG) 6.15 MOVIE Green Lantern. (2011) (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Avengers: Age Of Ultron. (2015) (M) Robert Downey Jr. 11.20 Tattoo Nightmares. 12.20am Blokesworld.

7pm MOVIE Hulk. (2003) (PG) Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte. 9.45 MOVIE Daredevil. (2003) (M) Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell. 11.50 Love Island. (MA15+)

5pm MOVIE Taras Bulba. (1962) (PG) Yul Brynner. 7.30pm Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 Chicago P.D. (MA15+) 9.40 Chicago Fire. (MA15+) 10.40 Chicago Med. (M) 11.40 Bizarre E.R. (M)

6pm JAG. (PG) 7.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 9.25 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 10.20 48 Hours. (M) 11.20 Hawaii Five-0. (M)

6pm The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 Friends. (PG) 10.30 2 Broke Girls. (M)


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Doctor Who. 8.50 Magical Land Of Oz. 9.50 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. 10.40 Escape From The City.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Judge John Deed. (M) 10.30 Autopsy USA. (MA15+) 11.30 Cop Squad. (M)

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Aussie Lobster Men. (M) 8.30 MOVIE The Equalizer 2. (2018) (MA15+) Denzel Washington. 11.00 MOVIE Kickboxer. (1989) (M)

6pm Malcolm. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Expendables. (2010) (MA15+) 10.30 Paranormal Caught On Camera. (M) 11.30 The Nanny. (PG)

5.20pm Heartbeat. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 London Kills. (M) 8.40 The Bill. (M) 10.40 To Be Advised. 11.40 Hitchcock. (PG)

6pm JAG. (PG) 7.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 10.20 To Be Advised.

6pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Friends. (PG) 8.00 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 Big Bang. (M) 9.00 Big Bang. (PG) 9.30 Seinfeld. 10.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.00 The Conners. (PG)


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.15 Odd Squad. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Doctor Who. 8.55 Staged. 9.20 Extras. 9.50 Fisk. 10.20 High Fidelity. 10.45 In The Long Run.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Pie In The Sky. (PG) 8.30 Inspector George Gently. (M) 10.30 Suspects. (M) 11.30 Cop Squad. (M)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Outback Opal Hunters. (PG) 9.30 Outback Pilots. (M) 10.30 Restoration Workshop. 11.30 Jade Fever.

6pm Malcolm. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. (2011) (M) Tom Cruise. 10.10 MOVIE The Replacement Killers. (1998) (MA15+)

5.20pm Heartbeat. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 The Closer. (M) 9.40 Rizzoli & Isles. (M) 10.40 Law & Order. (M) 11.40 Shades Of Blue. (MA15+)

6pm JAG. (PG) 7.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (MA15+) 9.25 CSI. (M) 10.25 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) 11.20 To Be Advised.

6pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Friends. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 Mom. (M)


7pm Dino Dana. 7.15 Odd Squad. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 8.00 Doctor Who. (PG) 9.00 The Romantics And Us. (PG) 10.05 Restoration Australia. (PG) 11.00 White Light. (M)

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Frankie Drake Mysteries. (M) 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (M) 10.50 Dog Patrol. (PG) 11.50 To Be Advised.

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 American Dad!

6pm Malcolm. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Paranormal Caught On Camera. (M) 8.30 MOVIE Mr & Mrs Smith. (2005) (M) Brad Pitt. 11.00 Police Ten 7. (PG) 11.30 The Nanny. (PG)

5.20pm Heartbeat. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 To Be Advised. 8.50 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.50 Born To Kill? Class Of Evil. (M) 11.50 Antiques Roadshow.

6pm JAG. (PG) 7.00 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 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 2 Broke Girls. (M)



7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Doctor Who. 8.45 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 9.30 Hard Quiz. 9.55 The Weekly. 10.25 You Can’t Ask That.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. (PG) 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 11.30 Andrew Denton’s Interview. (M)

6pm Malcolm. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Pacific Rim: Uprising. (2018) (M) John Boyega. 9.40 MOVIE Ghost In The Shell. (2017) (M) Scarlett Johansson. 11.40 The Nanny. (PG)

5.20pm Heartbeat. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo. (PG) 8.30 Emergency. (M) 9.30 Call The Midwife. (M) 10.40 The Equalizer. (M) 11.40 See No Evil.

6pm JAG. (PG) 7.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 10.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.30 NCIS. (M)


6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Football. AFL. Round 5. St Kilda v Richmond. 10.00 AFL Post-Game. 10.30 MOVIE Kickboxer: Vengeance. (2016) (MA15+) 12.30am Storage Wars: Texas.


with MWP’s man in the water

Well, Easter holidays have arrived and so has the swell down at Bells Beach where they moved the event to Newcastle with an opening day of sloppy waves and not much on the horizon. The Bells Beach forecast looked epic! I reckon the locals would have been super-stoked not to have all the pros taking the waves. This weekend we will have waves but wind is predicted, so get in early. 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. Refusal to publish in print and or online The Publisher reserves the right to and may without prior notice refuse to publish; or cease to publish any advertising material in print and or online or inserted material within the publication without providing a reason. Please dispose of this magazine responsibly, by recycling after use.

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