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OUR STORY O M Weekly Preview is a My h high-quality magazine de delivering more of what matters to the Sunshine Coa It features news, Coast. busine business, regular columnists, iinteresting facts and figures for that hot topic at the dinner table, motoring, socials, travel, health, lifestyles and more, as well as the most up-to-date information on local real estate. The magazine is 100% locally owned, which means we don’t just talk about being local, we are local, we live it every day. Delivered fresh every Thursday. We’re also conscious of the environment at MWP – all our home delivered magazines are wrapped in biodegradable plastic.

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This week our front cover, in so many ways, depicts the Sunshine Coast – the fresh natural food, blue skies, and sparkling ocean – the elements that provide the beautiful background for a relaxed coastal lifestyle. In turn, this area has attracted a host of creative people who have set up a diverse range of top-class eateries to reflect and cater for our tastes. If you would like to check out some of these venues, go to pages 28 and 29. For me, one of the highlights of journalism is selecting and writing a feature story. It gives you the chance to meet people who are often taking the road less travelled to challenge, create or enrich our community. This week, I have spoken with orthopedic surgeon Dr Daevyd Rodda and physiotherapist Andrew Duff, who have kicked off the Sporting Chance Foundation

– an organisation that is providing medical treatments for Indigenous athletes suffering from sports injuries. In essence, it is about supporting these athletes so they, in turn can inspire their communities. It’s also an authentic account of paying it forward. Another long weekend is approaching, so if you are wondering what to do, we have plenty of events in our What’s On section to make your choice. Together with this, we have an education and NDIS feature. These features are full of practical information to support your decision making. Our reporter Caitlin Zerafa has been busy recording the stories of people and places and in our sports section, you can also read about some of the lifesavers who have won at The Aussies. I hope you enjoy the read. Gail Forrer gforrer@myweeklypreview.com.au

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AGENDA USE, RECYCLE, REPEAT Both the Dragon capsule and Falcon rocket for this mission have soared once before. The capsule launched the first SpaceX crew last May, while the rocket hoisted the second set of astronauts, who are still at the space station. For SpaceX, recycling is key to space exploration, Mr Reed says, lowering costs, increasing flights and destinations, and allowing more kinds of people to jump on board. Each capsule is designed to launch at least five times with a crew. SpaceX and NASA are assessing how many times a Falcon can safely launch astronauts. For satellites, Falcons can be used for 10 flights. The company uses the same kind of rocket and similar capsules for station supply runs, and recycles those, too.

The SpaceX factor NASA teams up with private company SpaceX, using a recycled rocket and capsule for its latest adventure into space.


or the first time, NASA is putting its trust in a recycled SpaceX rocket and capsule for a crew. Astronaut Megan McArthur takes special pleasure in the reused spacecraft, which planned to soar last week. In a fun twist, she was due to sit in the same seat in the same capsule that her husband, Bob Behnken, did last spring for a test flight to the International Space Station. “It’s kind of a fun thing that we can share. I can see him and say, ‘Hey, can you hand over the keys. I’m ready now to go,” Ms McArthur said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. While their seven-year-old son, Theo, is becoming a pro at parent launches, Ms McArthur said “he’s not super excited”

about her being gone for six months. That’s how long she and her three crewmates will spend at the space station. All going well, this will be SpaceX’s third crew flight for NASA from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center in less than a year. The commercial flights ended the US’s reliance on Russian rockets launched from Kazakhstan to get astronauts to and from the space station after the shuttles retired. SpaceX’s Benji Reed says the private company has already put six people in space – that’s as many as NASA’s Project Mercury did back in the early 1960s when it launched the first Americans. The upcoming flight will boost that number to 10. Some highlights of the SpaceX flight include:

US-FRENCH-JAPANESE CREW This is the most internationally diverse crew yet for SpaceX. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, a retired Army colonel, is the spacecraft commander, with Ms McArthur, an oceanographer, as his pilot. Thomas Pesquet, a former Air France pilot, is representing the European Space Agency. Engineer Akihiko Hoshide has worked for the Japanese Space Agency for nearly 30 years and helped build the space station. All but Ms McArthur have already visited the 420-kilometre-high outpost. But she’s ventured 160 kilometres higher on the space shuttle, taking part in NASA’s final Hubble Space Telescope mission in 2009. The four have started a new recycledrocket tradition for SpaceX crews, writing their initials in the soot of their booster. BON APPETIT With French and Japanese astronauts flying together, dining promises to reach new heights. Mr Hoshide is taking up curry and rice, as well as canned fish and yakitori – grilled and skewered chicken – but no

sushi. Mr Pesquet had a Michelin-starred chef whip up some French delicacies: beef with red wine and mushroom sauce, truffled potato and onion tart, and almond tart with caramelised pears. There are also crepes suzette. Mr Pesquet says he has had “some national pressure” to fly French cuisine. His crewmates also had high expectations: “Okay, we’re flying with a Frenchman, it better be good.” COMING & GOING Five days after this crew’s arrival at the space station, the one Japanese and three US astronauts who have been up there since November will strap into their SpaceX capsule to come home. NASA wants some time in orbit between the two crews, so the newcomers can benefit from their colleagues’ experience up there. SpaceX is targeting an April 28 splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tallahassee, Florida. The company is already conferring with the Coast Guard to prevent pleasure boats from swarming the area like they did for the first SpaceX crew’s splashdown in August. More Coast Guard ships will be on patrol this time. SPACE ‘SEXY’ AGAIN As Mr Pesquet sees it, the US and European space agencies may be cool, but SpaceX is even cooler. “They’ve done a really good job, I think, making human spaceflight sexy again. Sometimes people don’t like me saying that, but that’s kind of the truth. And it’s not that easy,” he says. Take the white-with-black-trim SpaceX spacesuits, which are colour co-ordinated with the rocket, capsule and gull-winged Teslas used to transport astronauts to the launch pad. Looking good is important for SpaceX, Mr Pesquet notes, and “it’s a reasonable price to pay” to get the public enthusiastic about space travel. – AAP

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By the numbers. Mother Earth has a generous waistline: at the equator, the circumference of the globe is 40,075 kilometres. Bonus fact: at the equator, you would weigh less than if you were standing at one of the poles.


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Today in history – April 29 1968 – The musical Hair goes to Broadway. As a portrait of the 1960s hippy counterculture and sexual revolution, it was highly controversial at the time. Some of the musical’s songs became anthems of the peace movement during the Vietnam War.

Quote of the week. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer, US motivational speaker and author

The Beverly Hillbillies was an American sitcom made between 1962 and 1971 with Jed, Granny, Jethroe, Elly May, Miss Jane and Mr Drysdale. It was a Sunday night ‘must see’ for many Australians. Here’s the first verse to the catchy theme song (lyrics by Paul Hennig):

The tradition of reading dates back to the 13th century in Iceland. One out of every 10 Icelanders publish a book in their lifetime.

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Paying it forward To mark Pay It Forward Day on April 28, we talk to local medics making a difference in the lives of Indigenous children. WORDS: Gail Forrer.


rom little things big things grow. In this case, it took a couple of mates, having a bit of a chinwag over a few beers and feeling grateful for the success they had found in their own careers, to wonder how they could ‘pay if forward’. At first, the Sunshine Coast pair, orthopaedic surgeon Dr Daevyd Rodda and physiotherapist Andrew Duff, considered doing something overseas. “Then we decided to look in our own backyard,” Mr Duff says. That decision sowed the seed that grew into the Sporting Chance Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation established in 2018 to create meaningful and enduring change within the Indigenous community. Their idea is to help aspiring athletes suffering serious sporting injuries, realise their full potential through connecting them with

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appropriate medical treatment. Just two weeks ago, 18-year-old Willow Wells of Townsville was in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital undergoing two shoulder operations. The teenager, with dreams of becoming of champion boxer, was sparring with her twin brother when she sustained serious shoulder damage. Without the operation that removed a shard of broken bone and another operation that included the implant of a metal plate and two screws, Willow’s dream would have been over. Now, she is looking at a four-to-six-month recuperation period, and a sporting career, again made possible. The operation by Dr Shane Blackmore, accommodation and travel were all made possible through the Sporting Chance Foundation. Willow’s mother, Lisa McKellar says

she was overwhelmed at the welcoming and understanding of everyone who made the operation happen. “As an aboriginal mother – the understanding of family and culture was amazing.” “It just felt like my own family was organising everything, it all went so smoothly,” she says. Willow’s grandparents made a 1600-kilometre round trip from Cunnamulla to the Sunshine Coast and they too were looked after and made comfortable. “I haven’t really got words for how good this was,” Ms McKellar says. Andrew Duff has a background in rugby union and in 2019 his connection with former Australian sevens assistant and current First Nations rugby manager at Rugby Australia, Jason Hodges, saw him join a 4500-kilometre tour to

identify future First Nations rugby sevens players around the country. The tour included dropping into places such as Orange, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy to spend time, have a chat and do training drills with Indigenous players. The experience encompassed a diverse range of situations. “In Alice Springs we played rugby union with inmates at the youth and men’s detention centre,” he explains. Mr Duff revelled in the experience and it further convinced him of the importance of making appropriate medical treatment available to the people who needed it. Since beginning the program the foundation has provided surgical care, hospital stays and accommodation in locations including Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital as well as St Vincents and Cabrini Hospital in myweeklypreview.com.au

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Willow Wells with red helmet sparring in the boxing ring

The artwork in the Sporting Chance Foundation’s logo is focused around the power of potential for an individual and the impact they have on others. The semi-circular shapes represent the ripple effect of positivity from one person to another, sporting peers and community people coming together, a place of belonging for all. The founders wanted these shapes to represent the vision of ‘aspiring athletes aspiring their communities’ and a focus on the people. The inner circles that surround the individual represent a meeting place and a safe place. There is a focus on collaboration, embracing teamwork when people and groups come together, and it signifies the power of sport as a positive tool for engagement. The boomerangs depict ‘coming/or giving back’ support for sporting peers and family. As we give to the community, we hope our athletes will engage as leaders and continue to do the same. The circles around the outside reflect strength and a sense of protection – the Sporting Chance Foundation. By incorporating the red, yellow and black colours as those portrayed in the Australian Aboriginal flag, the Foundation wishes to acknowledge the journey and all who play a role. The logo was created by Karen Seage, a proud Quandamooka woman of the Nunukul mob from Minjerribah of North Stradbroke Island. Karen works for a Logan-based creative agency that is a proudly Aboriginal business with an active Indigenous employment policy and a strong commitment to employ from the local Logan community. Karen came back with several design options and they took these to the community for feedback. They spoke to a range of people from First Nation’s communities, including aspiring athletes to Elders and received great feedback. Visit sportingchancefoundation.com.au.

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Melbourne. Rehabilitation from physiotherapists has come from around Australia including locations in Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and included remote telehealth consults for those more isolated recipients. In particular, the Sporting Chance directors wanted to say a special thank you to Ramsey Health and Medacta Corporate orthopaedic company, who has made major financial contributions. On the organisational side, they also wanted to thank Rebecca Adams for her assistance and Melanie Jacobson from MJJ Accountants, who handles the financials. Dr Rodda praises the co-operation of surgeons, physiotherapists, allied health professionals and hospitals. These professionals understand that a sporting injury such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture of the knee during adolescence can significantly impact a promising career, particularly if the athlete doesn’t have private health insurance or is unable to access timely specialist medical care. “The whole episode of care can cost well in excess of $10,000,” he says. At Cabrini hospital, two young Queensland Indigenous female rugby players, 16-year-old Genesis Ngeru and 14-year-old Stevie Smith, received treatment from surgeons Mr Scott Tulloch and Mr Rodda. Mr Tulloch says he became involved in the program because he saw value in supporting these athletes return to the sporting field, because treatment not only helped physically, but could also take a toll on mental health.

Getting the word out about Sporting Chance has involved both old and new communication methods. On the one hand Jeremy Chen, a specialist in digital and event marketing is helping to build the foundations’ profile and corporate partnerships. As a cyclist and runner, he has experienced multiple knee injuries and is pleased to be able to assist young aspiring athletes on their road to recovery. On the other hand, Mr Duff, says he has come to understand the power of the ‘bush telegraph’. “Word of mouth is a powerful communication in the Indigenous community,” he says. “And it is often related through tribal elders.” Dr Rodda says the foundations’ current resources allow them to undertake about 12 operations per year. It’s a big undertaking, including finding companies and people willing to donate their services such as accommodation, flights and administration. If you are able to help, particularly with flights, please contact info@sportingfoundation.com.au.

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new accelerator program has been unveiled supporting homegrown entrepreneurs working on innovative and tech-based solutions to address global health challenges. The SunRamp Health Technology Accelerator Program is a 12-week program that will provide education, training and support to accelerate health technology businesses. It will empower companies to secure new deals, build revenue and scale the business in national and international markets. Expressions of interest are invited from those working on digital solutions to improve and transform the health sector. This could include health-based smart devices, wearables and technology, mental health apps, e-treatment, technological improvements to health industry processes and more. Visit sunramp.co to find out more and register your interest. The program is jointly supported by the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland and Sunshine Coast Council. Innovation Minister Stirling Hinchliffe says, “SunRamp’s record for success in the United States is a terrific boost for innovation on the Sunshine Coast.” Mayor Mark Jamieson says the Sunshine Coast-based program would leverage the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Network and attract, accelerate, and grow Queensland businesses to provide digital and technological solutions to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and deliver economic value for our region. “At a time when we are encouraging opportunities to support the resurgence of our local economy, we are very

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INVESTING IN A GREEN FUTURE Real action on climate change policy has taken centre stage in recent times and has been given a greater sense of urgency with the new administration in the White House. At the time of writing, we are awaiting the outcome of the summit of 40 world leaders. The expectation is that we will see further pledges from participating countries to reduce their carbon emissions further over the coming decade, with the goal of having zero net emissions by 2050. So, what will need to happen for the world to reach the 2050 zero target? The short answer is A LOT. The international effort required will need to be monumental. Currently, the world adds about 51 billion tons of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere each year. The main sources of these emissions are

manufacturing, electricity, agriculture, transportation and buildings. The Biden administration recently announced its intention to invest US$174 billion to help drive the transition to electric vehicles. The Australian government has pledged to spend $540 million for the domestic development of hydrogen production and the development of carbon capture and storage. They have also pledged a further $566 million for international partnerships to help commercialise low emissions technologies. Announcements like these are likely to become commonplace in the future. As an investor, these changes cannot be ignored. It is not a matter of whether you are an environmental activist or not. It is clear there will be a lot of disruption taking place, which will create exciting opportunities for investors. Those companies that provide cost effective solutions to the problem will become massive winners and provide outsized returns for their shareholders. Those that do not will likely be left behind. Justin Scattini is an Authorised Representative (no 427053) of Ord Minnett Ltd, AFS licence 237121. He can be contacted on 07 5430 4444. This article contains general financial advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances; you should determine its suitability to you. Before acquiring a financial product you should consider the relevant product disclosure statement. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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COUNCIL’S PLANNED BURNS HOPS AND HORSES TWILIGHT EVENT The Sunshine Coast Turf Club is planning for a bumper crowd to welcome in the Labour Day long weekend at this year’s Hops and Horses Friday Twilight Races. SCTC CEO John Miller says the event will include a mix of Friday twilight racing, local craft brewers, food trucks and live music. “We expect this event will once again prove popular with locals and visitors enjoying the relaxed atmosphere on the Friday leading into the Labour Day long weekend. This year we are turning it up a notch with live entertainment from Boom Crash Opera’s Dale Ryder and Taxiride’s Jason Singh performing after the last race. The feeling is we have the right mix with the craft brewers, food trucks along with live music to create a special event that will become a permanent fixture on the calendar.” The event is happening on April 30. For tickets visit sctc.com.au.


Sunshine Coast Council’s annual planned burn season will begin this month, with seven sites across the Coast earmarked for treatment. Landsborough, Mount Mellum, Palmview, Mountain Creek, Little Mountain, Caloundra West and Alexandra Headland will undergo planned burns before September, if conditions are suitable. “Planned burns help reduce the amount of forest fuel in targeted locations before the spring bushfire season, and take place in the cooler months so the fires are less intense and more manageable compared to a potential unplanned bushfire,” Councillor Peter Cox says. Nearby residents will be notified about planned burns with a letter. Updates can be found on the council’s Facebook page or search ‘Bushfire Management’ on the council’s website.

With the federal government set to deliver the next budget in a matter of weeks, Sunshine Coast Council and stadium supporters are hopeful it will include funding for the $68 million Sunshine Coast Stadium Expansion project. The expansion project has already secured $20 million from the state government, $11 million from philanthropists and $17 million from the council. The council is hopeful of securing the federal funding to ensure the growing region does not miss out on hosting key events. “If we miss out on this federal government funding, it puts the project at risk and then the whole region misses out,” former rugby league player Billy Moore says.

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The Queensland economy’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues with the state government unveiling a fourth round of the successful Made in Queensland grants program. Minister for Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water Glenn Butcher says the $61.5 million program is helping small and medium manufacturers transform their businesses and create jobs. Yandina-based Epicurean Products received more than $514,000 in 2017 to introduce improved systems and help the business to design and manufacture more innovative products. “The Made in Queensland program allowed us to invest in production technology that has made us the leading partner in our field for a number of national retailers,” Epicurean’s managing director Tim Spence Thomas says. Visit rdmw.qld.gov.au.

MP Fiona Simpson has released a song for Anzac Day, with the music written by Tanya-Maree McFadyen-Bandera

MP RELEASES ANZAC DAY SONG A song from the heart written during last year’s COVID lockdown by Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson has been professionally recorded and released. Titled Lest We Forget, the song was co-written by Ms Simpson when last year’s Anzac Day gatherings were banned and locals instead paid tribute standing in their driveways at dawn. Ms Simpson wrote the lyrics and fellow Sunshine Coast singer Tanya Maree McFadyen-Bandera wrote the music before it was roughly filmed in a corner of a school music room on a laptop and uploaded to YouTube. The song has now been professionally recorded with the help of producer Andrew Ironside and Glasshouse Studios and was released in time for April 25. Ms Simpson’s office has a limited number of CDs to give away along with Australian flags in honour of Anzac Day or people can listen on her YouTube channel, Fiona Simpson MP. The song will eventually be available on music distribution platforms as well.

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A recent operation targeting motorcycle safety in the Sunshine Coast hinterland has shown dangerous riding behaviour continues to be an issue, with police intercepting multiple riders. Eleven traffic infringement notices were issued to motorcyclists for crossing the double white lines, in most cases performing manoeuvres to overtake vehicles, while two riders were detected travelling 150 kilometres in an 80 zone. Officer in Charge of Nambour Road Policing Unit, Senior Sergeant Shane Panoho, says the behaviour is especially disappointing in light of the high number of motorcycle fatalities on the states’ roads this year.

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, established recently by the federal government, will give Sunshine Coast veterans and their families the chance to tell their stories. “It is a tragedy that we have lost more veterans to suicide in the past 20 years than we have to combat in two decades of conflict in Afghanistan,” Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace says. “This Royal Commission will be opportunity for veterans and their families on the Sunshine Coast and all over Australia to tell their stories, and help us to turn around this devastating statistic.” myweeklypreview.com.au

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WOMEN HELPING WOMEN The Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network has gone from strength to strength since its origins in 1992.


n January 1992, Bebe Mawer gathered a group of women around her kitchen table with a solid aim in mind – to create a business-focused group for women. With the assistance of Sheryl Wendt, June Phillips, June Passmore, Marilyn Manning and Marion McCormack, Women in the Workforce (WIW) was born. They didn’t know it at the time, but this was the beginning of a network that would go on to support, inspire, mentor and educate thousands of women. Inspired by the success of the Cairns Business Club, Ms Mawer had founded while living in North Queensland, they set about building up membership numbers by hosting regular luncheons at the Boolarong Hotel in Alexandra Headland. Having moved to the Sunshine Coast to take on the role of marketing manager at the Kawana Shoppingworld, Ms Mawer says she was looking for connection to other businesswomen outside of the shopping centre environment. Their first meeting attracted nine women, their second saw 15 women show up and the growth continued as the word


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THE LIFT PROJECT Registrations are open for the fourth and final round of The Lift Project Sunshine Coast. Guided by renowned lifestyle medicine expert Dr Darren Morton, program participants will receive 10 weekly emails on topics including: learning about the ‘emotional brain’, why activity and being outdoors are crucial, the importance of community, boosting your emotional wellbeing, what it takes to flourish, and more. The Lift Project Sunshine Coast is free and suitable for people of all ages. Register today via Council’s website.

How will you make your way? We want to know, how will you make your way around the Sunshine Coast region, not only today but well into the future as our region continues to grow?


ver the next eight weeks until 22 June, residents and visitors will have the opportunity to provide their valuable feedback on a range of options being considered in a draft Mass Transit Options Analysis report. Mass transit is a convenient and easy-to-access public transport system which moves people efficiently. A well-designed system reduces car usage, especially at peak times, and may include: • buses • trams or light rail vehicles • passenger trains. The Options Analysis is the second phase in the business case process being undertaken for the mass transit project.

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The options considered in the draft report range from bus network upgrades to a quality bus corridor to bus rapid transit, trackless trams, light rail transit and more. We know we need sustainable and efficient transport options that can move us around quickly as more people choose to live here, yet we still want to protect our lifestyle and environment. While public transport is a State Government responsibility, Council is leading the important planning work to attract state and federal infrastructure funding and we need our community’s feedback and support to achieve that. The comprehensive community engagement process will seek community opinion on a wide range of potential options

to help Council make recommendations to the State Government for further consideration in the final phase of the mass transit business case process, the Detailed Business Case. The outcomes of the community and stakeholder feedback about the mass transit options will inform the final Mass Transit Options Analysis report, which will then be submitted to Council to consider. Make sure you have a say on what you and your family and friends want when it comes to getting around the Sunshine Coast so we can protect our environment and the way we live, work and play. Visit Council’s website for details on all the engagement activities and to have your say on public transport options before 22 June.

LITTLE WOMEN AT BANKFOOT HOUSE Have you got your tickets? On Friday 7 May, celebrate Mother’s Day early at Bankfoot House as The Drama Merchant returns with The Radioplay Hour production of Little Women. The Radioplay Hour is a retro audio adventure that transports audiences back to a time when radio was the heart of family life. This is a fun, interactive performance with audience participation. Choose from two performances, 11am and 1pm. Bookings essential, search ‘Fridays@Bankfoot’ at heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


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DID YOU KNOW The simple act of diverting stormwater runoff onto vegetated areas, instead of letting it run straight down the drain, can reduce the demand on our precious drinking water supplies and improve the health of our waterways. To help ensure we have an integrated stormwater network that is effective, sustainable and contributes to waterway health, Council has developed the Draft Stormwater Management Strategy and is now seeking community feedback. Visit Council’s website to have your say by 14 May.


FACT Volunteering in your community is a great way to build connections and teach the next generation about flora and fauna while getting outdoors and active. • There are more than 390 local parks in the Sunshine Coast region • There are more than 30 active groups • There are 114 volunteers • Volunteer numbers have doubled in five years. Visit Council’s website to get involved.

He’s the household name coming to Venue 114’s In Conversation lunch event on Friday 16 July. John Eales debuted for the Wallabies in 1991 and captained the side from 1996 until 2001. But not even he could predict his meteoric rise in the world of rugby. “How could I have known where this game would take me when as a seven-year-old, I ran onto the field for the first time in Brisbane?” Eales says. Early-bird tickets are on sale now. Visit venue114.com.au.


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WHALE MIGRATION It’s autumn, which means it’s prime humpback whale-spotting time! Each year, more than 30,000 whales migrate past the Sunshine Coast to breed in the warmer waters of Hervey Bay and beyond. Thanks to conservation measures, their numbers have been increasing in recent years, but this has also meant stranded and dead whales end up on our beaches from time to time (which is a natural process). If you see a stranded marine animal, alive or dead, please report it by calling the Department of Environment and Science on 1300 130 372.

ARE YOU CREATIVE? Creative Spaces is a website connecting creative spaces with creative people. Council is seeking to increase the number of spaces available for artists. If you own or look after a space where creatives could rehearse, exhibit, create or write, jump online and list your space for some potential extra income. And if you’re a creative, you can find a low-cost space for locations across the Sunshine Coast. It’s free to list and search. Check it out today – creativespaces.net.au/network/ sunshine-coast-council.

FROM THE MAYOR Have you heard about ASPIRE? It’s a free online marketplace that helps connect local businesses to exchange waste as a resource and build our circular economy. All you have to do is list items your business no longer wants and find items you do – it’s possible that your business’s waste stream could be another one’s resource, and if we can make those connections and avoid waste going to landfill, it’s a win-win. This green solution is a great opportunity for our local businesses to unlock new business potential, save on disposal costs or create new revenue streams – and help the environment along the way. ASPIRE is free to Sunshine Coast businesses with an ABN and up to 100 full-time staff, and schools and community groups. Council is partnering with businesses across the region to embed innovative sustainability practices and support new business opportunities. Visit Council’s website to find out more and sign up to ASPIRE today.

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Hitting it off International tennis coach Simon Walsh is using his extended stay on the Sunshine Coast to train local players. WORDS: Leigh Robshaw.


utting kids under too much pressure too early in their chosen sport can be crushing, says international tennis coach Simon Walsh, who recently settled in Marcoola after COVID put a temporary halt to his jet-setting lifestyle. Having coached at 64 Grand Slams and spent 25 years coaching overseas, he’s seen plenty of pushy sports parents. While it’s great to encourage them, he warns parents to tread carefully. “If the child has some ability and has those dreams of being a professional player,

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I would say to the parents if you’re going to back that, understand it’s a very long journey and you’re not going to see things happen overnight. If you’re going that route and you really support your child’s dreams, do it like Ash Barty’s parents. They are a fantastic example of sports parents… She was able to develop at her own pace.” Mr Walsh grew up in Sydney and aspired to become a professional tennis player, but he started too late and went into coaching instead, beginning his coaching apprenticeship under master coaches at

age 17. “I left Australia when I was about 21 and I’ve lived in a number of countries and worked for different federations and academies since then,” he says. “I did a lot early in my career on the juniors scene and transitioned into the pro game. My career has mainly been working with women on the WTA circuit. “I’ve worked with a mixture of players from different nationalities. I’ve been travelling most of my adult life, spending 40 weeks a year on the international women’s circuit.” His best-known protege is former world number one in doubles Samantha Stosur, who he coached from a young age. “Sam was a good junior, but she wasn’t exceptional,” he says. “She wasn’t a standout, but I had her when she was transitioning early in her pro career. You could see she had certain things not polished then, she was still quite raw. When she started to have success in doubles, that really grew her confidence. “My goal was to get her into the top 100 and that’s what we achieved. That was 2004. She went on to win the US Open in 2011 – I was part of her tennis history. “My strength as a coach is not so much working with players who are already at the top, but helping them make the critical transition from junior to pro game. A lot get stuck in the 400 to 500 ranking and that can make it hard to make it into the top 100.” Mr Walsh had spent a year living in Barcelona when the pandemic hit and decided to return to Australia. He has family on the Sunshine Coast and thought the Atlantis Marcoola would be a great place to “ride out the storm” of COVID. He’s coaching adults and children at Atlantis until international tennis picks up again, offering a unique opportunity for Coast locals to train with a world-class coach. He’s also offering free 30-minute

assessments for promising juniors aspiring to a professional tennis career. “I don’t feel like I’m competing against tennis clubs or other coaches because I think my background is very unique,” he says. “I’ve worked mainly with foreign players and I’m interested to see what’s here and what the response is. “I don’t want to make it exclusive; I’m happy to work with anyone of any level while I’m here. I don’t want people to feel intimidated. I’ve done a lot of kids’ clinics and ideally I’d like to help aspiring juniors.” Tennis is widely regarded as the most popular individual sport in the world, played by an estimated 60 million people, and success in the sport can be lucrative. But making it to the top is a long road. “Tennis is an expensive sport and it’s also a huge investment for parents,” Mr Walsh says. “There’s a lot of challenges along the way and you’ve got to see the bigger picture and be patient. Keep your feet on the ground and get good advice from people who have been there and done it. “I’ve worked with a lot of Eastern Europeans and they don’t come from a lot. Tennis is a way out… It breeds that hunger and desire and sometimes it’s not directed in a healthy way. It can be crushing for kids if you put them under too much pressure too early. Hopefully they have the right people around them and the first thing is, let them enjoy the game. “It’s a fantastic sport – you can be 80 and still be out there and playing doubles. Socially, it’s fantastic. You can be anywhere in the world and pick up a racquet; it’s truly a global sport. For me, tennis has provided me the opportunity to travel the world and do something I love. I don’t see it as work. Yes, it’s my job and it pays the bills, but I just love the game. I love watching it and I’m very passionate about it.” Email: swprotourtennis@hotmail.com.


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W H AT ’ S


There’s a diverse range of events to fill up your diary, just check out these events and make a selection to suit.

June 18-20 INAUGURAL SUNSHINE COAST CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ON IN JUNE The inaugural Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival will be held from June 18 to 20. The program showcases dynamic Australian artists and will feature nine live performances in our region’s most breathtaking spaces. Artistic director, Louise King explains her vision is to curate events that resonate with the Sunshine Coast community and lifestyle, and to build new audiences and appreciation for the festival musicians. “The Festival’s theme is Distance + Intimacy | Hope + Regeneration to reflect

the timeless journey of chamber music to today’s unforeseen challenges for artists; for many this festival is the first opportunity in 12 months to perform live, so it promises to be a poignant occasion for everyone,” Ms King says. A major aim of the festival is to support the Australian arts community and every ticket sold will count towards reigniting the arts and supporting talented artists. Ms King has chosen both traditional and unexpected settings across the region for each unique concert to celebrate the Sunshine Coast’s natural, ancient landscapes through artistic collaboration, cultural exchange and evocative music.

When coronavirus changed the direction of our lives, local artist Gail Williams was also impacted. Instead of spending the summer in New Zealand, where she goes to perfect her craft and avoid the stifling heat of a Queensland summer, Ms Williams was forced to stay close to home. With travel options limited and a growing demand for her beautifully painted pastel seascapes, Ms Williams was invited to showcase her artwork at a local gallery. And so began the process of creating over 30 pieces that would form the show’s collection. Ms Williams paints beautiful seascapes, drawing inspiration from her childhood holidays spent at Kings Beach. Her affinity for the Sunshine Coast began in her youth and her work often features pathways to the beach, capturing wonderful memories and bringing them back to life in the pastel medium. In addition to gracing the walls of many homes on the Sunshine Coast, Ms Williams paintings have sold in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne and have also found homes in New Zealand, Germany and Vietnam. Ms Williams has been a supporter of Wishlist Art Auction and her paintings are hung on the walls of the maternity unit at

the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. She is also proud that a recent artwork has gone to a newly created parents’ retreat space on the children’s ward, helping create a calm environment for parents and carers of very ill children. This exhibition, Footsteps in the Sand, showcases her love of both the pastel medium and her love of all things ‘beach’.

When: Exhibition opens Saturday May 1 at 11.30am. Open all through month of May. Where: The Old Pomona Station Railway Gallery, 10 Station Street Pomona. Exhibition open daily: Monday–Friday 10am–4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am–2pm.

Looking for the right surgeon isn’t rocket science it’s brain surgery. Sunshine Coast Neurosurgery is the specialist practice of Dr Stephen Byrne, where we apply cutting-edge technology and the latest techniques to deliver world-class healthcare and personalised medicine.


4:30pm Tuesday 27th April 2021 Guided by the foundations of character development, scholarship aand nd Christian n community, NCC achieves outstanding academic and vocational ou outcomes utc tcomes while l including exceptional opportunities in music, the creative and performing form miin ng arts aand nd d sporting offerings to cater to the diverse needs of children within the on one o ne fa ffamily. am miilyy. We invite you to attend our PRINCIPAL’S TOUR to hear Mr Geoff van der Vliet speak about how we provide SECURITY, SUPPORT and SUCCESS for every student. Included is a tour of our facilities and light refreshments. Bookings essential.

Sunshine Coast Neurosurgery have a specialist interest in minimally invasive brain & spine surgery and use their extensive experience to treat many common conditions such as: Cervical and Lumbar degenerative conditions, Brain, Spine & Pituitary tumours, and Chiari malformations. All patients receive one-to-one pre-operative counselling and tailored personalised care using the latest techniques. Please contact us - or speak with your GP for a referral - and we look forward to helping you along the road to recovery. Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital Suite 17, 3 Doherty Street, Birtinya Q 4575 T 07 5437 7256

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May 6 THE BLACK SORROWS SEATED DINNER AND SHOW – WITH SPECIAL GUEST MATTY ROGERS “I’m on my 49th album – 21st with the Black Sorrows,” says Joe Camilleri, the giant of Australian rhythm and blues with a sideways glance that dares you to believe it. “So, there’s a lot of past sins I have to repent.” For those who came in late, those include the ‘70s soul-ska revolution of Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, the peerless FM radio conquest of Hold Onto Me and Harley & Rose and, from the Drollies circa ‘65 to Bakelite Radio and the Revelators, more soul-fed, sweat-soaked bar bands than he cares to count. Right now though, with Citizen John garnering five-star reviews, there’s only one album that matters. Tickets: Show VIP $55, seated dinner & show – $50pp. General admission – $30pp. When: Thursday May 6, 5pm to 10pm. More information: nightquarter.com.au.

May 8 & 9 THE CEDAR ROSE – A PUPPET PERFORMANCE When the last tree falls will you notice? Two native timber puppets come to the rainforest for very different reasons. Join Rose Wood on her daily foray into her rainforest sanctuary. Meet Red Cedar, whose ancestors have felled timber in the region for generations. One day the two worlds collide. The Cedar Rose is a tale of how an ancient cedar tree brings them together towards mutual understanding. When: Saturday May 8, 9, 22, 23 at 4.15pm. Where: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve outdoor classroom, 148 Mountain View Road. Tickets: $15 via. Visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search ‘The Cedar Rose’.



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SUNSHINE COAST CRYSTAL AND CRAFT FESTIVAL This Family Festival is your ultimate destination to buy crystals, beautiful hand crafted gold and sterling silver jewellery, opals, gemstones, fossils, minerals, stone beads, rock carvings and all other lapidary supplies! The ethics of traders and your festival experience is the first priority. Through buying from these expert traders in a relaxed face-to-face environment, you are assured of the quality of your purchase. The history of the crystals, minerals, fossils, jewellery and gemstones that are for sale is vitally important. These traders are selected for their participation based on their ethics and commitment to business. When: Saturday May 8 and Sunday May 9, 9am-4pm. Where: Morayfield Community Hall, 298 Morayfield Road Morayfield. Tickets: $7 via, crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au



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A TASTE OF IRELAND A Taste of Ireland will have you laugh, cry and jig into the night with a show that has entertained thousands. Starring dancers from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, Riverdance and Gaelforce Dance, A Taste of Ireland brings all new sets, costumes, tunes and effects hot off its premiere New York City run. With revamped classics like Danny Boy and Tell Me Ma, the show’s live, energetic blend of jaw-dropping acapella tap battles, world-class dancing, melodic folk music mashups and craic galore transports you through the story of Ireland’s tumultuous history. When: Friday May 14, 7.30pm. Where: The Events Centre Caloundra, 20 Minchinton Street Caloundra. Tickets: $64.90 – Flat floor seating, $74.90 – tiered seating. Visit theeventscentre.com.au and search A Taste of Ireland.

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL Australia’s favourite comedy convoy can’t wait to tour Australia once again. Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow in 2021 as it rolls across the country to home deliver the comedy festival vibe to every crack and crevice of Australia. More than any year before, our comedians are champing at the bit to break out from the barriers, shake off the seclusion and roll out the laughs. With an all killer, no filler line-up of Australian stars and talented newcomers, buckle in for a night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to satisfy all your comedy cravings. When: Thursday May 6, 7.30pm. Where: The Events Centre Caloundra, 20 Minchinton Street Caloundra. Tickets: $45. Visit theeventscentre.com.au.

LIFESTYLES OF THE COOL AND SCALY Set in a subtropical mix of urban, rural and natural environment settings, the Sunshine Coast supports an extraordinarily rich biodiversity. This applies particularly to reptiles. And with an increasing population, our interactions with a variety of reptiles including snakes are likely to increase significantly. This talk will focus mainly on the distinctive reptile communities that inhabit our rainforest environments. It celebrates the biodiversity we have an obligation to protect, and examines some interesting aspects of the lifestyles of some of our fascinating rainforest species. The talk will also cover our interactions with reptiles – how we can co-exist with reptiles in our home environments, and common sense advice on dealing with dangerous snakes. When: Thursday May 6, 3.30pm-5pm. Where: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Theatrette, 148 Mountain View Road Maleny. Tickets: $6.36. Visit tinyurl.com/3kjb5uw3. 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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Friday/Saturdays 4pm til Late Monthly Sundays Noon - 7pm See nightquarter.com.au for more information




Vera Blue with special guest Jarryd James (Ticketed)

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4pm Sam Bannink 7pm Moe Swagger

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Roving Mr Trix

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Mother’s Day giveaway

Find the perfect gift Can’t find the perfect gift for mum? Perhaps treat her to a new pair of glasses or sunglasses. We have gift vouchers available for purchase in-store so mum can choose a new pair of gorgeous glasses at her leisure. Eyes on Buderim 5477 0293.

You could win big this Mother’s Day! Spend $75 at Gingers Boutique to win $400 worth of goodies. Gingers Boutique, The Wharf, Mooloolaba 5373 6476.

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Shop these beautiful Australian-made alian crystal candles in store now at Coast Store, 0423 247 372.

Shop these comfortable Dr Feet slippers for Mum or treat yourself, available now at Pure Footwear Buderim, 5456 4440.

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Happy Mother’s Day Indulge in this exlusive collection of antique and modern jewellery. Shop in store at Mooloolaba or online.

Enjoy the benefits of an organic facial oil with new facial tools in a beautifully curated bundle. Cassiopeia paired with the rose quartz facial roller and gua sha reduce puffiness and release facial tension while promoting well hydrated and glowing winter skin. Skin Muk products can be purchased online at skinmuk.com.au. Follow on Instagram @skinmuk. Scan this QR code for more information.

Shop in store – Mooloolaba – or online now at Avenue J Jewellery 5444 4422 avenuejjewellery.com.au.

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A nature-inspired Mother’s Day Allow your loved one to indulge in nature and truly replenish with Wendy Christina Premium Skincare. Wendy’s Mothers Day-inspired Nature Packs are designed this year to nurture and revive her beautiful skin, senses and soul. Use code ‘mothers day’ at checkout for complimentary express post and gift wrapping. Gift vouchers are also available. Wendy Christina’s products can be purchased online at wendychristina.com. Instagram @wendychristinaskincare.

Explore that perfect gift Treasure Store presents a select edit of beautiful giftware and homewares alongside limited edition clothing creations and gorgeous jewellery. They believe in stocking not too much of any one thing but a little of lots and they love to offer Visit the store so they can discover that special something that is a unique find, just like your mother a treasure and one of a kind. Treasure Store, The Wharf Mooloolaba 0488 288 250.

Jewellery for Mum t0 treasure Shop these beautiful sterling silver drop earrings for mum this Mother’s Day, available now at To Hold & To Have. To Hold & To Have, 5477 0561.

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Give the gift of sleep Bellaboo Boutique are your go-to, family run baby and children’s boutique in Marcoola. Do you know a new mum or are you expecting a baby? Visit in store for some beautiful baby and children’s products. Pictured is the Ergo Pouch Jersey Sleeping Bag and the Aroma-Snooze Diffuser + Organic Snooze Essential Oil. Shop now in store or online at Bellaboo Boutique bellabooboutique.com.au.

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Interesting to read that Woolworths is trialling body cameras on store supervisors in selected supermarkets Australia-wide in an attempt to curb customer violence towards it’s staff. Congratulations to a company for standing beside its staff and instigating procedures that are intended to keep staff safe and the small minority of arrogant, rude and agressive shoppers accountable for their pathetic behavior towards young checkout operators… Just how has society found itself in this situation? Jeff Taylor, Currimundi

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HOORAY FOR NZ FLIGHTS I love perusing MWP, always plenty of local content and articles of interest. I was excited, as a New Zealand-born Australian, to note (MWP April 15) CEO of Visit Sunshine Coast Matt Stoeckel’s column advising that Air New Zealand is to re-introduce flights from Auckland direct to Maroochydore as of June 28. I’m looking forward to four days in Christchurch towards the end of the month to visit my dear mum and family and can’t wait to touch Aotearoa again. A win-win indeed. Ann Cloke, Alexandra Headland

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Australia and New Zealand are bonded and bound. Trade, tourists, a language – kind of – as well as food standards, battlefields, medical colleges and most of our national flags – we share a lot. We also fight like siblings. Last month, their PM burred up about us sending NZ citizens who commit crime back, even if the crims were raised here. We framed it as throwing a bad fish back, but they thought we were putting our smelly rubbish in our neighbour’s wheelie bin: not cool. We have sores that never quite heal, such as anything to do with rugby union and the fact that so many stars of song and screen we claim, who were born there. Kiwis also lead developed nations in COVID-19 case control and containment, casting a shadow over our own stellar numbers. It makes it, as New Zealanders would say, a luttle chully. If we are really honest, Australia thinks of NZ as our povo cuzzie (poor cousin for those who like their English proper and to not sound like it has a flat tyre), so when yet another episode of cross-ditch crankiness bubbled over, this time over the name of a honey, we at first rolled our collective eyes.

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But things are now serious, and if the New Zealanders are successful in court this year, beekeepers Down Under say they are at risk of going under. Manuka honey is made from the nectar of trees that are native to both Australia and New Zealand. The stoush centres on the word manuka, which Kiwis say is a Maori word (it needs a little accent over the ‘a’) and they aren’t sharing it with us. Owning the right to use the word manuka is owning the licence to print money and intellectual property law circles are all abuzz about it. This is not the first time sweet stuff has caused a bitter feud. They have long claimed to have invented the pavlova, a dessert sweet enough to make the whole world’s teeth ache. Anna Pavlova was a famous Russian ballerina so light on her feet she inspired creative chefs. In the mid-1920s she toured Australia and NZ, and both places lay claim to having chefs who created the fluffy meringue, cream and fruit concoctions Australia now considers its national dessert. The lamington is similarly the subject of a trans-Tasman tug of war over who started it. Australian lore is that the coconut-rolled, choc-dipped sponge was created for Lord Lamington on his installation as governor of the Queensland colony in 1896, but New Zealand claims the exact same thing already existed there and was known as a Wellington cake. It’s all a sweet mess. The thing is, surely they can have their honey with its accent and we can have ours without and we can agree they are the same but different. A bit like Aussies and New Zealanders in general. Sweet as, bro.







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Ashley Robinson has had a bright idea – bring over some American celebrities to sort us out.

Sami Muirhead flips open The Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book and takes a trip down memory lane.

hat about Oprah a few weeks ago with her expose on the royal family. In my opinion it was so orchestrated it could have been an episode of Dallas. I am not saying how true the content was – I have no idea – but the theatre of it all was over the top. It did give me an idea though – if she has the ability to throw the monarchy under the bus so effectively, I thought maybe we could start bringing US celebrities over here to help with stuff that basically we have inherited from the Yanks. Namely litigation, living in excess and lauding our politicians to the point of them being like rock stars, you know, special? I thought maybe Dr Phil would be one. He could cure us of our excesses and anything else he can magically whip away in less than an hour. But I think the one we should target, the one who could probably do most good, would be Judge Judy, and she is definitely the one that could help me with my list, while Phil could only help with my multiple personalities. Imagine, just like the TV show, no lawyers or civil libertarians – just the

accusers and the accused. Couldn’t we get some stuff done? Imagine, she could sort the appalling behaviour in Parliament House in possibly one show. Maybe she would need to include Dr Phil in some of it just to figure out what is actually wrong with some of these people before Judge Judy sorts them out, because if we wait for Scotty from Marketing to do something we could be waiting a while. The most important case is the oil companies and supermarkets. She could either charge them with price fixing and gouging or sentence the ACCC for just being a useless waste of taxpayers’ money. One or the other, Jude, our country would be so grateful. If Judge Judy could sort a few of these things out, maybe get Dr Phil to liven up the vaccination process and get to the bottom of why it is taking so long. We would probably be heading in the right direction with cheaper fuel and a more stable government. There is a downside though – German car dealer sales would be down in this country as the need for litigation lawyers and those no-win no-fee jokers would be a lot less?

Ashley Robinson is the manager of Alex Surf Club and the chairman of the Sunshine Coast Falcons.


t was always a highlight of my childhood birthday celebrations (and a headache for my mum): the jelly pool, the Dolly Varden skirt cake, the clock tower with a mouse running down it. Yes, I am referring to the famous creations from The Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book. The book and all its cake recipes became a staple of life growing up in the ’80s and ’90s. The cakes are nostalgic for more than one generation of Aussie kids. This year the cookbook turns 41 and a new list has been released of the most ridiculous (yet still iconic) cakes. May I present the top five. Topping the list is the swimming pool cake. All you had to do to make the creation look festive was whack in some cocktail umbrellas and fill the sponge with some radioactive-looking blue jelly. Throw in some ladders made of pink musk sticks and tiny dolls and you had a masterpiece. Number two on the list is the choochoo train. This locomotive was a logistical nightmare and you basically needed an engineering degree to construct the carriages and tracks. Do not get me started

on the rainbow popcorn on a string that is meant to represent steam. Third is the Dolly Varden cake. I had this one more than once growing up and I suspect because it simply involved buying a doll and sticking her inside a cake covered in marshmallows. It looks a littler stripper club to me but, hey, who am I to judge? Number four is the candy castle cake. I take my hat off to the genius who thought of using upturned ice cream cones for castle spires. So many lollies. So much icing. Completely ridiculous? Yes. But also completely fabulous to a child. And rounding out the most ridiculous top five cakes is the Humpty Dumpty cake. In these here COVID times I do not think using a used loo paper roll would meet health and safety standards. The other problem was Humpty would slide off the wall in the hot Queensland sun before your party ended. I’m offended the piano, racing car track and clock tower did not make the list. The genius of using an entire prune to resemble a mouse running down the clock is next level. Take note kids of today with your fancy macaroons and red velvet cupcakes.

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The region’s Rotary members pause to celebrate their many years of service. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.


Rotary Club of Alexandra Headland’s David Woodrow and John Malloy with Mayor Mark Jamieson (centre) at the recent 100th celebration of Rotary Australia


otary Australia and New Zealand is celebrating 100 years of service in 2021 with clubs across the Sunshine Coast pausing to reflect on a century of work. With 19 clubs in the region, about 100 Rotarians, Mayor Mark Jamieson and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson

gathered on April 17 at Maroochy RSL for a gala dinner to look back on the achievements of Rotary locally. Wendy Gilson is assistant governor for the southern Sunshine Coast region, looking after six local clubs including Alexandra Headland, Buderim, Caloundra, Caloundra Pacific, Maroochydore and

Mooloolaba and liaising closely with the district governor. A Rotarian for 14 years and passionate about the work, Ms Gilson says a friend introduced her to Rotary when she moved from Victoria, and at the time she knew very little about the work the club did in the community. “What I love about it is the friendship and the fellowship. It is a service organisation but we also have a lot of fun.” Ms Gilson says Rotary attracts likeminded people and brings a sense of camaraderie. “It’s not something people are doing because they have to; it’s something they want to do. I think Rotary almost becomes part of your family.” Ms Gilson, who is also the president of the Rotary Club of Alexandra Headland, says Rotary supports a variety of programs, from working in schools, to fundraising for local charities and overseas humanitarian projects. “We have a close association with IFYS and through that we have completely done a $75,000 garden makeover for a house that houses teenagers. “We have an association with the university, and along with other clubs on the Sunshine Coast, offer three scholarships a year to post graduate students.” She says one of Alex club’s biggest annual fundraisers is the Surf Show and Shine – sponsored by Cricks Volkswagen – that brings some of the coolest Kombi vans to the Coast every September, raising funds for a beneficiary of the club’s choice. “We also have a Solstice Swim coming

up in June, which we are raising money for Salty Souls who deal with children with disabilities.” David Woodrow has also been fundamental in establishing Rotary on the Coast. Beginning as a Rotarian in Toowoomba in 1990, Mr Woodrow moved to the Sunshine Coast after retiring from his role as a school principal, joining the Maroochydore club in 1995. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Alex club in 2000 and several significant fundraising projects, including setting up the trust fund to support student scholarships at USC and supporting the now RACQ LifeFlight helicopter. “I could see projects that needed Rotary support and got the Rotary clubs involved in it,” he says. “I’ve done about 138 lectures letting people know the importance of the rescue helicopter and we’ve raised about half a million for them in that period of time.” With so much to celebrate, Ms Gilson says the 100th year anniversary is a way to reflect on the work of members, past and present. “It’s something that Rotary can be very proud of to look back and see. “It’s not wanting to pat ourselves on the back, but I think sometimes it helps to reflect because you tend to always be in the moment and you don’t stop to think what has been achieved.” Rotary has more than two million member worldwide and clubs are entirely volunteer run.

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Suncoasters Square Dance Club celebrates 51 years of fun in Buderim. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.

Suncoasters Square Dance Club founders Bev and Nev McLachlan


uncoasters Square Dance Club is holding a weekend of celebrations in May to recognise 51 years of “dancing in a square to create a circle of friends”. Unable to celebrate its 50th last year, founders Nev and Bev McLachlan are

hoping to make up for it in 2021. The McLachlans have immense experience in Australia and overseas with square dancing, round dancing and clogging. “Modern square dancing is considerably different from its heydays in the mid-20th century when it became

Nambour Croquet Club is looking for new players. The club’s Patrick Farrell says anyone of any age with a reasonable fitness level can play. “Croquet is a game which can be played by ages ranging from 10 to 90,” he says. “We had one member who was still playing at 96. It’s in the open air, provides exercise, helps co-ordination and is great fun.” Mr Farrell says members play every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am to midday, with tuition held for junior players after school on Fridays. The club, adjacent to Nambour Bowls Club, also holds mahjong every Monday. For details phone 5472 7287 or email berpat@bigpond.com.

America’s national folk dance,” Bev says. “Its origins date back to the old dances of many European countries brought to America by settlers over 200 years ago. These same traditional dances and steps are the basis of Australian bush dancing.” Bev says square dancing is for all ages and is taught as you go along, rather than learning a whole routine. “It is an activity that any member of the family can enjoy or even the whole family together.” During the ’80s, the club championed to have a hall built on council-owned land in Buderim with the small committee becoming trustees. “Many of our dancers ‘bought a brick’ for $1 each or contributed in other ways,” Nev says. The opening was held on August 3, 1985 with more than 400 dancers present. “Our venue is rather unique, built exclusively for square dancing and … it has a floating wooden dance floor,” Bev says. Suncoasters Square Dance Club is located at Ballinger Road Sports Complex. It will hold celebrations across May 15 and 16. For details call 5445 1238.

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A big ‘thank you’ to the Maroochy RSL for inviting Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc (WILVOS) to morning tea at the club recently. This was a gathering of the different charities the Maroochy RSL had sponsored during 2020. 2021 sees WILVOS celebrate 28 years

as an incorporated association. Having been a member for over 25 years, I see just how many native animals are saved by the wonderful volunteers. There is, of course, heartbreak along with the joy of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing wildlife. Nevertheless, we know that it is worth it, and the need is there in an ever-changing environment. Each year sees new developments in rehabilitation methods for our native animals, and an increase in the use of emerging new technology on the administrative side. The WILVOS 5441 6200 Hotline is a 24-hour service. We do get some very challenging calls, but with a little networking between our members we can always find a solution. Holiday time always means an increase in injured and orphaned wildlife. Common causes are motor vehicle accidents, fishing line entanglements and domestic animal attacks. Prompt help for these animals means the difference between life and death for the distressed wildlife. It is always rewarding to be able to help each and every species needing care. The ultimate reward is seeing wildlife returned to their natural habitat. – Donna Brennan, WILVOS

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Probus Club of Nambour 90 outgoing president Ian Pascoe with new president Ken Warne During March, 56 intrepid travellers from the Nambour 90 Probus Club enjoyed a caravan and camping trip to Port Macquarie. The club’s Bill Mackenzie says the seven-day trip is a twice-yearly event. “These excursions are well planned with a variety of activities on the program and are an excellent way of getting to really know your fellow members,” he says. “Some of the activities included a river cruise with entertainment, a guided walk

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n important milestone has been reached this month, with the completion of the $8.5 million upgrade of Walan Street, between Venning Street and Smith Street in Mooloolaba. The Walan Street upgrade completes stage one of the Mooloolaba Transport Corridor Upgrade project, which will include the widening of Walan Street and Brisbane Road to four traffic lanes, a new Mayes Canal bridge and other intersection and landscape improvements. Division four councillor Joe Natoli says the Mooloolaba Transport Corridor

three of Brisbane Road to four traffic lanes will also soon begin.” Stages two and three will be built concurrently, with construction starting in May 2021 and anticipated for completion in late 2022. “Located between Walan Street and Kyamba Court, stages two and three will include intersection upgrades, provision for cyclists, landscaping and the new Mayes Canal bridge.” Thanks to $12 million in federal funding, construction of the Mayes Canal bridge is being brought forward. For more information on the project, visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/MTCU.

Upgrade is an important project that will improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, improve traffic flow, reduce delays during peak periods and cater for future traffic growth. “We’re preparing now for the anticipated growth in traffic generated by residents, businesses and the attraction of Mooloolaba’s natural features, with daily trips expected to increase from around 61,000 today to more than 90,000 in 2041,” Cr Natoli says. “The upgrade to Walan Street is an important part of this future planning. “Construction of the highly anticipated upgrade of stages two and

Earlier this month I was so very proud to open the new North Shore Boardriders clubhouse with a gazillion old-crew local surfers at Cotton Tree. Surrounded by lifetime friends, we celebrated the future of surfing on the Sunshine Coast. The Aussies really went off and it was unreal being part of this massive event. It’s expected to have generated a huge economic benefit for the region, and being televised, showcased our beautiful beaches as a fantastic event and holiday destination. Our tourism industry is a vital element of our regional economy, which is why council supports major events being held here. Another big event coming up is the Queensland Christian Soccer Association State Titles from April 30 to May 3 held at Sunshine Coast Stadium, North Shore Multisports Complex, Mudjimba and Parklakes. I’m also looking forward to next week’s SCouT event (May 4), bringing more than 500 tourism operators together to connect. Next month the Volkswagen Scramble Championship Final is being held at Twin Waters Golf Club. Update on a few projects on the go in division eight: discussions with the Pacific Paradise Progress Association are continuing and we are hoping to finalise plans to improve Eliza Peatling Park in Gayome Street with work set to start next financial year. In Marcoola, discussions have started on possible future upgrades to the foreshore parkland area. See you around division eight!



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SUNSHINE COAST ROTARIANS REFLECT ON A CENTURY OF GOOD WORK The region’s Rotary members pause to celebrate their many years of service. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.


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otary Australia and New Zealand is celebrating 100 years of service in 2021 with clubs across the Sunshine Coast pausing to reflect on a century of work. With 19 clubs in the region, about 100 Rotarians, Mayor Mark Jamieson and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson

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gathered on April 17 at Maroochy RSL for a gala dinner to look back on the achievements of Rotary locally. Wendy Gilson is assistant governor for the southern Sunshine Coast region, looking after six local clubs including Alexandra Headland, Buderim, Caloundra, Caloundra Pacific, Maroochydore and

Mooloolaba and liaising closely with the district governor. A Rotarian for 14 years and passionate about the work, Ms Gilson says a friend introduced her to Rotary when she moved from Victoria, and at the time she knew very little about the work the club did in the community. “What I love about it is the friendship and the fellowship. It is a service organisation but we also have a lot of fun.” Ms Gilson says Rotary attracts likeminded people and brings a sense of camaraderie. “It’s not something people are doing because they have to; it’s something they want to do. I think Rotary almost becomes part of your family.” Ms Gilson, who is also the president of the Rotary Club of Alexandra Headland, says Rotary supports a variety of programs, from working in schools, to fundraising for local charities and overseas humanitarian projects. “We have a close association with IFYS and through that we have completely done a $75,000 garden makeover for a house that houses teenagers. “We have an association with the university, and along with other clubs on the Sunshine Coast, offer three scholarships a year to post graduate students.” She says one of Alex club’s biggest annual fundraisers is the Surf Show and Shine – sponsored by Cricks Volkswagen – that brings some of the coolest Kombi vans to the Coast every September, raising funds for a beneficiary of the club’s choice. “We also have a Solstice Swim coming

up in June, which we are raising money for Salty Souls who deal with children with disabilities.” David Woodrow has also been fundamental in establishing Rotary on the Coast. Beginning as a Rotarian in Toowoomba in 1990, Mr Woodrow moved to the Sunshine Coast after retiring from his role as a school principal, joining the Maroochydore club in 1995. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Alex club in 2000 and several significant fundraising projects, including setting up the trust fund to support student scholarships at USC and supporting the now RACQ LifeFlight helicopter. “I could see projects that needed Rotary support and got the Rotary clubs involved in it,” he says. “I’ve done about 138 lectures letting people know the importance of the rescue helicopter and we’ve raised about half a million for them in that period of time.” With so much to celebrate, Ms Gilson says the 100th year anniversary is a way to reflect on the work of members, past and present. “It’s something that Rotary can be very proud of to look back and see. “It’s not wanting to pat ourselves on the back, but I think sometimes it helps to reflect because you tend to always be in the moment and you don’t stop to think what has been achieved.” Rotary has more than two million member worldwide and clubs are entirely volunteer run.


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n ex-Kookaburras field hockey champion who returned to the region after 15 years at the top of the sport is now embracing a new career. Murray Richards is now running the design side of his wife’s business Go For Zero, which specialises in toxin-free, sustainable products from Australian brands. The 44-year-old Bokarina resident, who played 28 matches with the Kookaburras men’s team from 1998 to 2000, recently graduated for the University of the Sunshine Coast majoring in graphic design and user-experience/ user-interface design. He earned a University Medal for his grade point average of 6.96 out of a perfect seven when he received his degree at the USC Sunshine Coast graduation ceremony earlier this month. “I enjoyed learning the theory behind design, and developing my understanding across a range of disciplines,” Mr Richards says, adding he was determined to finish a degree after his university studies in the 1990s were interrupted to peruse sport. “The USC graduation was a special moment, as I was able to share it with my children, my wife and my mother.”

SENIOR CLUB CALLS FOR NEW MEMBERS Despite a successful morning tea earlier this month, Glasshouse Country Senior Citizens Club is hoping to encourage more members to join. The event was a chance to welcome new members and is the major fundraising day for the club, which creates social events for over-50s in the Glass House region. The club’s AGM is on May 11 with monthly visitors’ luncheon dates planned though the year. These include stalls, progressive raffles, plus a major door prize and entertainment. Monthly meetings are held at Beerwah Community Hall. Call 5496 9260.

Ex-Kookaburras hockey player Murray Richards is pursuing a new career venture on the Coast after graduating from university

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involved with the Stroke Foundation and to be able to make an impact on patient’s lives and stroke care.” A nurse by profession, Ms Horton has been instrumental in ensuring carers of stroke survivors have a voice in the Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard and is currently on the Stroke Foundation’s Research Advisory Committee. She has also been engaged with many community stroke support groups. The awards will be announced during a virtual ceremony on May 5.

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azing out to sea, imagining romance and creating perfect endings is what’s in store for romance writer Sara Hartland. Ms Hartland is the new resident creative at the iconic 1968 Signal Station at the Caloundra Lighthouses, as part of a new offering while tours are on hold. The Signal Station, in partnership with Friends of the Caloundra Lighthouses, will be tested as the latest space in Sunshine Coast Council’s Creative Spaces program, which matches artists with inspirational places to work. In residence until May 3, Ms Hartland says she will work on her manuscript, which she will pitch to publishers at the Romance Writers of Australia annual conference in August. “It’s a dream come true to have access

to such a unique and inspiring space to work,” Ms Hartland says. “Lighthouses have a strong tradition in storytelling and literature. “I’ll be thinking of that as I climb the lighthouse’s 47 winding steps each day to my temporary ‘artist’s garret’, where the views to the sea and the mountains will work their magic.” Arts portfolio councillor Rick Baberowski says the Creative Spaces program helps build a dedicated network of places for artists to connect, create and collaborate. “I’d suggest anyone with an appropriate space to rent or anyone looking for a space to create, should take a look at the site and register,” he says. Email creativespaces@sunshinecoast. qld.gov.au.

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NEW NATURE PLAYGROUND FOR FLINDERS PRIMARY TO SWING, CLIMB AND JUMP Matthew Flinders Anglican College has created a new nature playground in its primary campus for students from Prep to Year 3. Flinders head of primary, Mrs Trudi Edwards, says the students have given the new playspace their stamp of approval. “Our students have wasted no time exploring their new pole home: climbing, running, jumping, crawling, sliding, swinging, digging, pumping water, balancing on rocks, and exploring the creek bed,” Mrs Edwards says. “We invited our Preps to be the first to explore, and it’s clearly a thumbs up from them.” Head of junior primary, Ms Chris Curtain, says the college is committed to building outdoor play spaces to support children’s development. “We know that outdoor play, particularly in the early years, helps children to build physical competence and

also encourages social interaction,” Ms Curtain says. “Front of mind was for this playspace to nurture our students’ physical, social and emotional skills,” she says. “The space also provides engaging sensory experiences, as this is proven to help children form a positive sense of self and to better understand their world.” The bespoke playground features wooden decks with rope bridges, a slide, ladders, poles and climbing walls to help students’ physical development. Under the decks is the perfect space for creative and imaginative games. There’s also a mud kitchen, builders’ yard and creek bed with a water pump for students to explore and develop their thinking and problem-solving capacity. Designed with natural wood, the playground complements the college’s natural campus environment with its established trees for shade.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (or The Duke of Ed) is an exciting international youth development program that anyone between the ages of 14 and 24 can take part in and the best bit is you choose your own activities and set your own goals. The Duke of Ed is part of an international program running in 140 countries and is the largest structured youth development program in Australia. There’s plenty of reasons to enter the awards, including the recognition for doing many of the things you already do. You can also choose new activities that you’ve always wanted to do. What’s involved? The Duke of Ed has three award levels and you can choose the level that’s right for you: Bronze, Silver or Gold. Each level has different time commitments. To finish the Bronze and Silver levels you have to complete four award sections and five for the Gold level. You design your own program around the things that interest you most. The award sections are: • Voluntary Service—get involved in your community and give service. • Skills – build your skills in something practical or creative, such as drawing, painting, fishing, or music. • Physical Recreation – take part in something active such as football, basketball, dancing, surfing or swimming. • Adventurous Journey – discover a sense of adventure and do something challenging with your friends. • Gold Residential Project – broaden your horizons and open your eyes to the world. You’ll have an Award Leader, instructors and assessors who can help

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you decide on activities for each Award section but remember, it’s your choice. Entering the Duke of Edinburgh award means you can get involved with something different and achieve something worthwhile, it is increasingly recognised by employers so it can even help you get a job. You will gain experience in many of the skills employers look for: communication, problem solving, initiative, organisation, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will also be seen as someone who actively participates in their community and who shows perseverance and commitment. The Duke of Ed is a recognised course of study for the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), which is usually awarded at the end of Year 12. You can earn up to four credits—one for Bronze, one for Silver and two for Gold. To earn credit points for your QCE, you must complete your Award while you are in Years 10–12 and provide the Queensland Award Operating Authority with your Learner Unique Identifier (LUI).

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WELLBEING FRONT OF MIND FOR CALOUNDRA STUDENTS Caloundra City Private School is leading the way with its whole-school Wellbeing@ CaloundraCity program, prioritising the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of its young people. The proactive approach to wellbeing is embedded into the school’s curriculum across all year levels from Kindergarten to Year 12, aiming to not only support increasing mental health concerns in children, but provide students with strong foundations for a sense of wellbeing into their futures. Head of sport and outdoor education at Caloundra City Private School, Dr McMahon, says the program places importance on each individual’s wellbeing journey, both at school and beyond. “The Wellbeing@CaloundraCity program is centred on forming pathways to wellbeing in education, within a supportive and caring environment,” says Dr McMahon. “It aims to support all members of the school community, including parents, students and staff, to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. “Throughout term one, our students engaged in a range of social and emotional education initiatives interwoven into students’ daily live.” Themes explored in the program include: positive emotions and gratitude, engagement and mindfulness, relationships and empathy, meaning and purpose, accomplishment and optimism, and health and strengths. Caloundra City Private School Principal, Mrs Sherrie Cuthbert, says the school’s size offers a strong point of difference in creating a meaningful impact. “As part of our school’s strategic

planning, we refocused clear priorities for 2021 and beyond, one of which is wellbeing and positive education, forging our young people’s strong sense of self,” she says. “A huge advantage to our tight-knit school community with small class sizes is that we are able to offer a targeted approach to wellbeing. “Leaning into this point of difference sees our dedicated teaching team ensure we are considering the needs of each individual student, whilst also leading by example and implementing this in their own lives. “An overarching focus of the program is equipping students with self-mastery – one of the key transferrable skills we have identified as essential for future-proofing our students and encouraging a life-long love of learning. “Self-mastery through wellbeing is understanding of self through positive emotion, engagement in the moments, building relationships that are meaningful and grow confidence, finding meaning through self-reflection, building selfefficacy through self-regulation and accomplishments and focusing on the importance of health.”


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ARE YOU DISSATISFIED WITH YOUR CURRENT SIL PROVIDER? Have you ever tried on clothing that boasted ‘one size fits all’ only to find that it doesn’t. Grrr! LevelUp Independent Living has heard the voices of people looking for a better experience with Support Independent Living. Here at LevelUp, we don’t settle for ‘second rate’ and ‘near enough’. We know that one size does NOT fit all. That’s why our Supported Independent Living services are tailored to fit your individual needs. So, whether it be daily living skills, short- and long-term goals, capacity building, social inclusion, or independence, we work hard to ensure a good fit for you. Our support workers are chosen for their values and attitudes. We then train them to a high level and ensure they are

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available when you need them. And we offer around-the-clock access to our on-call staff when emergencies arise. Our LevelUp manager, Adrian Crothers, is committed to developing SIL packages that suit his clients’ needs. Adrian says: “Whether your goals are to cook a meal, do laundry, or be more socially active in your community, our support workers can make it happen.” His vision for you is “LevelUp supports you to help build your independence with everyday living skills so you can live your best life possible”. The experienced team at LevelUp can also assist you with describing your eligibility when completing your SIL application. We provide continuity of supports through our allied health services with access to in-home therapy services. LevelUp also provides trained staff that specialise in psychosocial supports and can assist with behaviour support plans and assessments. LevelUp is continuing to grow in popularity and has our sights set on some really lovely properties that we think participants will like too, and more social community activities in response to participants’ suggestions. Enquire today to find out how LevelUp can help.

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CHATTER-BOXES’ DEDICATED TEAM IS GROWING Chatter-boxes Therapy Centre – it’s a new name but it has the same core business value of doing things properly with love. Under the passionate directorship of Kylie Martin and Jo Emery, Chatter-boxes Therapy Centre now delivers a diverse and distinctly different approach to supporting children and families across the coast. Chatter-boxes is a multi-disciplinary team of speech therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, play therapists and, as a point of difference, a team of allied health assistants that work under the careful guidance of our team to deliver programs in a child’s natural and realworld environments, home, kindy and schools. Our alliance with schools is growing and we are excited that there is a developing vision shared by the

community of support across environments, allowing children the opportunity of success in the clinical setting and in their place of education. Being an NDIS-registered private practice on the Coast providing paediatric services to children and families, we give our clients confidence that we do things properly with love. Their children and their family are at the heart of all we do. We are looking to expand our team so that our services can be available to more families across the Coast and invite the wider community to share the news. If someone you know shares a passion to enhance the developmental opportunity for kids in need, then direct them to admin@chatter-boxes.com.au where their resume is welcomed.


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INDEPENDENCE THE KEY FOR A LIFE WELL LIVED Darrin is your typical Aussie bloke. He likes to mow the lawn, loves the footy (go Broncos!) and is chief of the barbecue every Sunday. He also has intellectual disability, and is supported to live independently by disability service provider Endeavour Foundation. “I’ve been living with Endeavour Foundation for more than 20 years,” says Darrin. “I love living by myself, with some support. It’s a good thing!

“I exercise every day, do my shopping on a Thursday, go to the movies, cook my own meals.” Support worker Stephanie Moore says she’s seen a lot of growth in Darrin in the time she’s been working with him. “Darrin has achieved a lot of firsts in the past year,” she says. “He loves to participate in the weekly shop and assists with meal planning, list preparation, and the shop itself. He really enjoys the whole experience. “Our housemates really get the chance to live their life their way, and learn new things along the way. “I love seeing housemates develop on the skills that other people may take for granted,” Ms Moore says. “I’ve seen the pride in their home and possessions – inviting friends and family over and showing off all the new and exciting features of their homes, and making a cuppa for their visitors.” Endeavour Foundation recently launched the new $35 million housing initiative My Home, My Life, building new homes for people like Darrin on the Sunshine Coast. CEO Andrew Donne says people with disability face many challenges in securing long-term or permanent accommodation. “We know many people with intellectual disability are living at

home with ageing parents who may even need support themselves,” Mr Donne says. “Often on a low, fixed income, it’s challenging for people with disability to find suitable accommodation in the open rental market. In fact, most new homes in Australia are still not built to accessible standards. “That’s why we’ve launched the biggest spending initiative in our organisation’s 70-year history. “Our $35 million My Home, My Life initiative, will see Endeavour Foundation

build 59 new homes and refurbish a further 26 homes around Queensland, providing 352 people with the opportunity to live more independently.” The first phase of the initiative will see two brand-new, contemporary, accessible homes built on the Sunshine Coast. Another seven homes will be built and three exiting homes reburbished in the area by 2023.

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CELEBRATING AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH WITH STEPS As we finish Autism Awareness month, all Australians are encouraged to consider the barriers people with autism face, and how as a community we can strive to make a more inclusive environment for all. One program, STEPS Autism Treehouse, strives to make a difference for people with autism and their families all year round. STEPS Autism Treehouse aims to build positive connections between parents, carers and children with autism. Beyond supplying information and resources, the organisation also runs a range of activities and free social groups for young children, teens, parents and families with autism. Regular parent and carer social clubs provide a place to share experiences. STEPS Autism Treehouse runs multiple educational events and social activities for young children and teens with autism, with the self-defence classes being a particular popular activity. Through the class, which is free for any child with ASD, children learn self-defence strategies that help build self-esteem, confidence, and resilience. Classes run over eight sessions a term and begin on April 28.

STEPS Autism Treehouse regularly adds a range of new activities and events, all with the same goal of providing opportunities to build community awareness and support for families living with autism.

If you or anyone you know are looking for resources, support, information or social events for living with autism, contact STEPS Autism Treehouse on 5409 9014 or email autism@stepsgroup.com.au. To take advantage of the range of free activities, see all the available events and RSVP at stepsautismtreehouse. org.au/whats-on.

Everybody wants to find a place to call home. A home is more than just bricks and mortar. It can also mean independence and finding confidence. And that’s where Aruma comes in. The disability service provider has a range of options to help people with a disability find their ideal living arrangement. One of these options is called Individualised Living Options (ILO). It’s an NDIS support, which launched in July 2020, and it’s opened new possibilities. ILO helps people with a disability live in a home of their choice with support, with the option to live with others of their choosing. It doesn’t provide the house or dwelling itself. It provides a flexible package of supports in their home of choice, tailored for their needs. ILO, along with Supported Independent Living (SIL), sometimes called shared accommodation, and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), which are properties designed specifically for people with very high needs, means there are more opportunities than ever to find a home! Just ask Stuart and Grant, who moved into Aruma’s Toowoomba Supported

This four-bedroom SIL property is in Meridan Plains Independent Living (SIL) home earlier this year. “Stuart and Grant are gaining new skills and becoming more independent,” says Tanya Vellacott, an Aruma support manager. Aruma is one of Australia’s leading NDIS service providers. A trusted partner and mentor to more than 5000 adults and children with a disability, it all comes down to a clear promise – Aruma will always put you first. Find out more at aruma.com.au.

There are currently SIL vacancies available in Meridan Plains, Buderim and Caboolture, and the new ILO services on offer. Reach out to the Aruma team on 1300 538 746 or enquiries@aruma.com.au

Live in a brand new home on the Sunshine Coast Endeavour Foundation is a registered NDIS provider that has been proudly supporting and advocating for people with intellectual disability for 70 years. We now have brand new, supported independent living vacancies available on the Sunshine Coast, in Tewantin and Nambour. If you are looking to move out of home visit endeavour.com.au/ supported-accommodation or scan the code to find out more. EF2038.MWP.0421

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SPIRAL MARKS 40 YEARS OF SUPPORTING OTHERS Established in 1981, this year marks the 40th year of service for Spiral Inc, providing person-centred support to promote skill development and a sense of purpose for people with a disability and their families. Operating under the NDIS, Spiral helps achieve goals and future aspirations for participants, through a range of fantastic social and creative workshops as well as by providing individual social support and in-home respite throughout the Sunshine Coast community. Spiral also engages a range of long-term partnerships to provide many opportunities for participation. Spiral has a diverse team – all with extensive knowledge and experience, qualifications, lived skills and enthusiasm – who always focus on the goals, wishes and needs of participants to meet the overarching mission: valuing communities and individuals. Whether participants require support to access their local community, assistance in home, supports for shortterm accommodation or attending a facilitated workshop, Spiral leads with 40 years of experience in providing the right support, person and facilities.

• Speech Pathology • Occupational Therapy • Psychology • Play Therapy • Community-based Allied Health Assistants Spiral is very proud to offer an extensive range of skill building workshops across visual arts, theatre, dance, drama, film, and, most recently, the garden to plate workshop. All workshops allow participants to learn a range of social and technical skills that empower and build confidence through enabling self-expression and achieving a sense of purpose.

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Stubborn Scorpios can hold onto grudges and find it hard to forgive and forget. But this week - with Venus visiting your relationship zone (until June 11) - it’s time to be extra kind and compassionate to family and friends





With the sun, Venus and Uranus visiting your work zone, you could be offered a unique opportunity that comes out of the blue. Don’t procrastinate and drag your heels Sagittarius. You need to make hay while the sun shine.

Your ruler Saturn (taskmaster and planet of the past) squares the sun on Monday, so a blast from the past could unsettle you. Do your best to keep the situation in perspective. Look to your trusted circle of family, friends and colleagues for support.

With the sun, Venus and Uranus all visiting your family zone, home is where the heart is this week Aquarius. Even though you may be faced with a frustrating domestic problem, be thankful for the relatives who nurture and support you.

This week’s planetary patterns increase your Piscean tendency to blurt things out and spread secrets, so think before you speak! When it comes to a recalcitrant relative or an annoying neighbour, perhaps it’s time to be more diplomatic.

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6. What do the letters of the television network SBS stand for? 7. What was the name of the family dog in The Jetsons? 8. Which character is still alive at the end of Puccini’s opera Tosca: Cavaradossi, Spoletta or Tosca? 9. Who captained the Socceroos during the 2006 World Cup? 10. What do flamingos filter-feed on?

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Punctuation mark (5) Profitable (8) Insurance contract (6) Forward-looking (3-7) Close (4) Form of public worship (7) Narrow escape (5,5) Gap (8) A light woollen cloth (7) A gauzy cotton fabric (6) Foolish (5) Firm hold (4)

LEO JUL 24-AUG 23 Venus and Pluto boost creativity and passion as you pursue your goals. But you must be adventurous and morph from a cautious cat into a brave lion! It’s also time to let go of a perceived failure from the past that has been holding you back.

CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Check-up 4 Final 7 Mood 8 All right 10 Apoplectic 12 Flimsy 13 Chancy 15 Astuteness 18 Normally 19 Oval 20 Lapse 21 Novelty Down: 1 Comma 2 Economic 3 Policy 4 Far-sighted 5 Nigh 6 Liturgy 9 Close shave 11 Interval 12 Flannel 14 Muslin 16 Silly 17 Grip


Have you been hibernating in your cosy crab cave? With mighty Mars charging through your sign (until June 11), it’s time to be proactive rather than reactive. Do your best to initiate positive changes and get your body moving!

QUIZ: 1. Ring-shaped 2. Helvetica 3. 1957 4. Knight Industries Two Thousand 5. True 6. Special Broadcasting Service 7. Astro 8. Spoletta 9. Mark Viduka 10. Brine shrimp



This week, Mercury (your boss planet) aspects Jupiter and then transits into your sign, so your funny, flexible and gregarious Gemini side will be on display for everyone to see. Do your best to get routine tasks out of the way early in the week.




This week, Venus (your patron planet) visits your sign and connects with Neptune, Pluto and Jupiter, so you’ll be at your creative, compassionate best. But there is also a tendency to eat too much rich food and spend too much time sitting on the sofa.

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You may feel rather constrained on Monday, when Saturn throws up a challenge involving finances or friends. If you put other people first – at home, work and play – then you will be rewarded with a warm inner glow.

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POPULATION GROWTH AND MIX CHANGES Figures are not reflective of the real movement on the Coast. WORDS: Tracey Johnstone.


he Coast population growth is far from affected by COVID-19, with the latest figures to the end of June 2020 of 336,482 people, with many more to come. For the last five years there has been a steady growth moving slowly up to 2.67 per cent per annum. In comparison, greater Brisbane has grown by 1.87 per cent. But the hard lockdown period of earlier last year pulled back the growth to 2.46 per cent according to the economy.id numbers, published earlier this month, says Direct Collective’s chief operations officer Mal Cayley. That dip in the year to June 30, 2020 is an aberration that Mr Cayley says isn’t setting the trend for the coming year; quite the opposite he predicts. “I suggest there will be a correction in the June 2021 figures,” he says. “I think we will see reported a much higher rate of growth.” “What I think has happened is that we have had a six-month drag on the number of people that physically couldn’t move and that bought the percentage down. People were still moving but it was a

Direct Collective’s chief operations officer Mal Cayley

limited number of them,” he adds. On the other side of the first six months of border shutdowns at the start of the pandemic, there has been an opposite response with many people who may have considered moving to the Coast eventually shortening their plans. Traditionally, new Coast residents have come from Brisbane and intra-state, followed by inter-state and to a much lesser extent, from New Zealand, the UK

and South Africa. “It’s not necessarily people who have packed up in Melbourne and said, ‘that’s it, we are moving to the Sunshine Coast’,” Mr Cayley says. He notes while quantifying the population changes won’t be possible for up to nine months, he says there seems to be lesser people leaving the Coast, adding to the pressure of the return of people who previously left the Coast but are now


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choosing to base themselves back on the Coast. “And, we are now seeing the others coming,” he adds. Take for example the Melbourne family that has left behind a threegeneration school connection to move into their high-end apartment that once was a holiday home and is now their permanent residence. Then there is still some international migration. “You will see a very, very different figure by the end of June 2021,” Mr Cayley adds.


60 Cedarton Drive, Cedarton

4 Bed 2 Bath 4 Car

LARGE HOME ON 40 ACRES WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS This excellent lifestyle grazing property is suitable for either cattle or horses and offers a rural blank canvas for those who would like to develop further.

40 acres or 16.3 ha of lush pastures

Has a creek, bore and established cattle yards

4 large bedrooms, 3 have air-conditioning

The large 4 bedroom plus study home is presented in exceptional condition.

2 living areas – lounge and spacious open plan living

Fabulous views over the property towards Glasshouse Mountains and Mount Mee

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On site Saturday, May 15 at 11am


12-12.30pm each Saturday prior to auction


Greg Young 0488 238 988 greg@youngpropertygroup.com.au


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Up to 5.5% guaranteed gross rental return* Cheaper than renting! Save money by buying! Why rent when you can own for less in a market where vacancy rates are so limited?!


Frenchy Devos | 0406 776 707 frenchy@amberwerchon.com.au

*Please contact Frenchy for more information


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If it’s time... Think PRIME







• Master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe • Spacious open plan kitchen, dining & living area


Saturday 9:30-10am

• Second formal living room • Main bathroom includes separate bath & shower • Ceiling fans and security screens throughout

AUCTION Saturday, May 15 at 5pm On Site

• Covered alfresco area perfect for relaxing or entertaining • Large fenced backyard with lots of room for the family to enjoy • Double lock-up garage and room for side access for boat/caravan

This excellent lifestyle grazing property is suitable for either cattle or horses and offers a rural blank canvas for those who would like to develop further. Forty acres or 16.3 ha of lush pastures with Cedar Creek running through the property giving water all year. The home is a real feature of the property – nestled on the side of the hill giving not only views across the property but also spectacular views to the Glass House Mountains. The home is presented in exceptional condition and has features not found in the average home. On the hill above the house is another building pad, ideal for the construction of an Airbnb cabin.

60 CEDARTON DRIVE, CEDARTON 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Auction on site Saturday, May 15 at 11am Young Property Group 5445 1800 Greg Young 0488 238 988

Brenden Southey 0417 633 035 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257


ALEXANDRA HEADLAND This luxury “to be built” Duplex Beach Home, designed by renowned architect Carlo Magini, will suit multiple buyers as it offers a number of configurations to suit your lifestyle from now and well into the future.

Contact Shane Howell to register your interest TODAY!

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A golden investment opportunity – yours to own from only $525k


Introducing Salis – a boutique collection of only 10 luxury residences elevated across 2 levels – offering 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom configurations. Salis delivers supremely elegant luxury apartment living in the heart of laid-back Golden Beach – just minutes from the Caloundra town centre and within walking distance to Pelican Waters and the new emerging dining & medical precinct - Marina Village. Salis has been designed with an uncompromising vision to capitalise on the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the location. Immersed in an abundance of landscaped grounds, Salis is designed to take advantage of a spectacular outlook over the Pumicestone Passage toward the Coral Sea, and blends modern apartment living and urban convenience with the laid-back charm and raw natural beauty of a bygone, nostalgic era.






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Alexandra Headland, 6/15 Edward Street

Golden Opportunity In The Golden Triangle

OPEN HOME: Saturday 1st May 11-11.30am

A true beach lifestyle is all a part of living in this location with beautiful beaches just an easy stroll down the street, this perfectly positioned, unique modern townhouse, offers an idyllic coastal lifestyle amidst gorgeous surrounds. Located in the prestigious Golden Triangle.

VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au

• Spacious and comfortable beach home • Gourmet kitchen with stone bench tops and plenty of storage • Master bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite • Bedrooms 2 & 3 both are generous in size with built-in robes

• Private courtyard with outdoor entertaining area • Double lock up garage with internal access • Sparkling in ground pool in complex • Minutes from the golden soft sand of Alexandra Headland beaches

AUCTION: On site Saturday 15th May 11am AGENT: Ross Cattle 0410 625 758





Mooloolaba, 21/32 River Esplanade

Perfect Mooloolaba Beach Investment!

OPEN HOME: By Appointment

Nothing beats the lifestyle of waking up to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore and the smell of The Old Bean Mooloolaba, freshly brewing your morning coffee. Experience this lifestyle now! Located in the ‘Nautilus Resort’ located just a stone’s throw from Mooloolaba Beach.

VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au

• Offering an attractive return on investment with high occupancy • Located just 50 metres from the famous Mooloolaba Beach • 2 king-sized bedrooms, 1 two-way bathroom • Recently renovated kitchen with top of the range appliances

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• Amazing resort-style facilities, resort-style swimming pool, gym and bbq area • Air conditioned, open plan living and dining areas all flowing out to balcony • Surrounded by fantastic shopping, restaurants, cafés and entertainment • Motivated owner says sell!

PRICE: $270,000 AGENT: Jordan Barden 0422 990 824





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Coolum Beach, 96 Yandina Coolum Road

Coolum Beach Hideaway This private sanctuary provides great flexibility in its clever design with plenty of entertaining areas. With high raked ceilings and open plan design, light and space are abundant throughout the downstairs living area, flowing seamlessly to the entertaining area and pool. • • • •

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Spacious kitchen dining & family room High raked ceilings & hardwood timber floors Master retreat includes study, walk-in robe & ensuite Air conditioning to main living & master retreat

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Inground swimming pool Covered alfresco entertaining area Access for boat and caravan Over-height triple lock-up garage

OPEN HOME: Saturday 1st May 12-12.30pm VIEW AT: www.defineproperty.com.au AUCTION: On site Saturday 15th May 12pm AGENT: Amanda Morton 0475 846 626





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antastic opportunity to invest in a rare and generous 1024sqm property in the heart of Alexandra Headland. Located walking distance to the beach, shops and cafes, this property offers a wonderful beachside lifestyle for the owner, investor or land banker. Currently set up with dual occupancy/income, there is a two-bedroom unit as well as a home office/study area. The main house offers three bedrooms, and the properties share a swimming and generous back yard. Be sure to get in quick as this won’t last long.

LIFE MASTERS AWARD A prestigious award within the Century 21 brand, held in high esteem across the networks. Pictured with Charles Tarbey (Chairman, C21 Australasia)

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91 OKINJA ROAD, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, May 8 at 1pm HOME Sunshine Coast Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 Jay Sherwell 0434 552 025

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AUCTION BEACHFRONT TROPICAL PARADISE – SELLING NOW! 161 Oceanic Drive, Warana Offered to the market for the first time in 20 years, this stunning beachside home is an opportunity not to be missed. Stroll through the walkway straight to the beach! Set over 2 levels, this home offers ample space for the whole family. Overlook the stunning gardens and pool from the kitchen, dining and living areas. The master retreat features its own private balcony and spacious ensuite. Filled with character and charm, this beachside family home is ready to move in.


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Walkway to beach Tropical gardens Pool Close to shops and schools 635Sqm block Character home



Auction: Forthcoming Inspect: Saturday 1st May 11-11:30am Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


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38 Hillsborough Circuit, Mountain Creek Set over 2 levels, the floor plan has been carefully considered to create zones of comfortable living. Featuring a modern kitchen with walk-in-pantry, stone bench tops and stainless-steel appliances. The open plan layout includes a large dining space, living room and a vaulted ceiling entrance area, with spacious 2.7m high ceilings throughout. Completing the downstairs is 2 good-sized bedrooms, plus a second living area.

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Close to great schools 5 Minutes to USC Mooloolaba beaches close by Split system air-conditioners Tiled throughout



Price: Offers in the high $700,000s Inspect: By Appointment Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222


348 Main Road, Kuluin Motivated vendors - blink and you will miss out! Do not miss the opportunity to secure one of the last landholding in a prestigious pocket. Why have one lot when you can have three? 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 and great opportunity Renovated 5 bed 3 bath home Lot 1 - 832Sqm Lot 2 - 1143Sqm Lot 3 - 800Sqm



Price: Buyers in the $1,450,000 Range Inspect: Saturday 1st May 11-11:30am Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 John Skerlak 0413 441 834


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139 Lindsay Road, Buderim Set on elevated 677Sqm of land, this 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home will not disappoint. Spacious open plan light-filled interiors are enhanced by high quality fittings and finishes. With 2 ensuited bedrooms this versatile family home can accommodate a variety of family needs. Living and dining areas flow directly to the beautiful outdoor alfresco entertaining areas and landscaped gardens.

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Brand new high quality build Designer kitchen, stone benchtops Ducted air conditioning Close to Buderim township 2 ensuited bedrooms



Price: Buyers from the mid $800,000s should enquire Inspect: Saturday 1st May 10-10:30am Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Stephen McMillan 0405 175 162


15 Piccabeen Street, Doonan Have you been dreaming of a tranquil country/coastal lifestyle where you can spend your days on Noosa beach soaking up the sea and sunshine and enjoy the magical rainforest backdrop of your spacious country home by night? Then don’t miss out on 15 Piccabeen Street, Doonan as this one will not last long. Call Melissa Schembri on 0403 327 792 to inspect.


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Huge 4,121Sqm block Stunning rainforest backdrop 10 minutes from Noosa beach Wrap around verandahs Wide side access with room shed/pool



Price: Low $1 Million Buyers Inspect: By Appointment Melissa Schembri 0403 327 792


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he market is flourishing on the Sunshine Coast, making it harder to find inexpensive property for first-time homeowners and investors. Pinnacle on Maud offers an affordable solution and buyers are not wasting time, with 18 of the 20 apartments now sold and only two remaining. We asked buyers why they are choosing Pinnacle on Maud. Paul says, “I believe this is excellent value for money. It’s one of the last places left on the Sunshine Coast that’s still entry level affordable.” Buying off the plan certainly does have its benefits such as delayed payment – buy now, pay later, high rental guarantees for investors, credible builder, and these units are cheaper than renting. Why rent when you can own for less in a market where vacancy rates are so limited? With a high demand for centrally located newly constructed properties, this opportunity will not last long.

AT A GLANCE Pinnacle on Maud Where: 14 Maud Street, Nambour Price: From $359,000 Contact: Frenchy Devos 0406 776 707 Amber Werchon Property 5430 0888

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180 degree over water views to Bulcock Beach, Pumicestone Passage and beyond Open plan living with picture windows, stunning sunsets from the balcony Functional layout including updated kitchen with stone benches, breakfast bar Fish from the private jetty, well maintained complex with swimming pool Perfect permanent home, weekender or income generating holiday let Walk to shops, cafes, patrolled beaches, easy access to the Bruce Highway

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this week’s auctions

Please call the agent for details to register for online auctions.

Thursday April 29th 5:30pm

Saturday 11am

Open from 5pm 5 Karumba Place, Beerwah Kathryn Willshire 0437 434 648

Open from 10:30am 12 Aragorn Street, Maroochydore Rowan Woodbine 0497 076 418

Saturday 10am

Saturday 12pm

Open from 9:30am 65 Lindsay Road, Buderim John Bartsch 0407 637 717

Open from 11:30am 12 Thomas Street, Maroochydore Natalie Tink 0408 439 147

Open from 9:30am 155/139 Moorindil Street, Tewan n Jus n Sykes 0415 249 049

Saturday 1pm

Sold prior to auction Open from 9:30am 22 Glasshouse View Court, Buderim Jake Loiero 0448 000 933

Saturday 1pm Sold prior to auction 11 Boorook Street, Buddina James Goldsworthy 0400 635 141 Adam Budd 0411 808 595

Saturday 3pm

Saturday 2pm Open from 1:30pm 10A & 10B Kurrajong Close, Mooloolah Valley Kathryn Willshire 0437 434 648

Open from 12:30pm 14A & 14B Grove Boulevard, Mooloolah Valley Kathryn Willshire 0437 434 648 Open from 12:30pm 6/21 Boolarong Crescent, Alexandra Headland Pam Thomas 0438 272 096

Open from 1:30pm 20 Coonawa Street, Buddina Adam Budd 0411 808 595

Open from 2:30pm 503/5 Bermagui Crescent, Buddina Pam Thomas 0438 272 096

Wednesday May 5th 5:30pm Private Online Auc on 15 Colonial Way, Woombye Jake Loiero 0448 000 933

Sold prior to auction

Thursday May 6th 5pm

3/33-35 Broadwater Avenue, Maroochydore Natalie Tink 0408 439 147

Private Online Auc on 34/2-12 Kurrimine Crescent, Mountain Creek Taylor Sierp 0402 318 443

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


Mooloolah Valley

65 Lindsay Road

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 9:30-10am

247 Old Gympie Road

5 bed 3 bath 3 car

Sat 10-10:45am

10 Madison Close

3 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 10-10:30am

14A & 14B Grove Boulevard

5 bed 3 bath 3 car

Sat 12:30-1pm

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 10-10:30am

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 10:15-10:45am

10A & 10B Kurrajong Close

5 bed 3 bath 3 car

Sat 1:30-2pm

2 bed 2 bath 1 car

Jodi Price 0412 278 658

222/102 Alexandra Parade

1 bed 1 bath 1 car

Fri 30th 4-4:30pm

448/180 Alexandra Parade

3 bed 3 bath 2 car

Sat 9-9:30am

2 Yeramba Place

8/146 Alexandra Parade

1 bed 1 bath 1 car

Sat 10-10:30am

4 Oscar Court

6/21 Boolarong Crescent

2 bed 1 bath 2 car

Sat 12:30-1pm

2-6 Greenwood Close

6 bed 3 bath 8 car

Sat 11-11:30am

222/102 Alexandra Parade

1 bed 1 bath 1 car

Wed 5th 1-1:30pm

2 Yeramba Place

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Thurs 6th 4-4:30pm

8/146 Alexandra Parade

1 bed 1 bath 1 car

Thurs 6th 4-4:30pm

2-6 Greenwood Close

6 bed 3 bath 8 car

Thurs 6th 5-5:30pm

21 Timbertop

3 bed 2 bath 2car

Jodi Price 0412 278 658

448/180 Alexandra Parade

3 bed 3 bath 2 car

Thurs 6th 5-5:30pm

Golden Beach

Beerwah 1/5 & 2/5 Karumba Place

5 bed 3 bath 3 car

Sat 11-11:30am

Bli Bli

Fri 30th 3-3:30pm

68/6 Crayfish Street

Nambour 6 Magpie Street

3 bed 1 bath 2 car

Sat 10-10:30am

4 Mclean Place

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 10-10:30am

4 bed 1 bath 3 car

Sat 11:15-11:45am

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 10-10:30am

15 Cairncro Place

5 bed 3 bath 2 car

Sat 10-10:30am

56 Albany Street

5 bed 4 bath 2 car

Sat 11-11:30am

4/23 Scholars Drive

3 bed 2 bath 1 car

Sat 11-11:30am

25 Bateman Street

3 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 1:30-2pm

3 bed 2 bath 7 car

Sat 12-12:30pm

4 bed 2 bath 4 car

Sat 9-9:30am

3 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 12:15-12:45pm

2 bed 1 bath 1 car

Ma hew McAuliffe 0412 111 608

35 Ramsey Crescent

3 bed 2 bath 2 car

184 Westminster Avenue

3 bed 1 bath 1 car

Fri 30th 4-4:30pm

2 Roy Street

4 bed 1 bath 1 car

Fri 30th 5-5:30pm

184 Westminster Avenue

3 bed 1 bath 1 car

Sat 10-10:30am

88 Glenview Road

35 Ramsey Crescent

3 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 11-11:30am

2 Roy Street

4 bed 1 bath 1 car

Sat 12-12:30pm


34 Atkinson Road

3 bed 2 bath 3 car

Sat 9-10am

34 Atkinson Road

3 bed 2 bath 3 car

Thurs 6th 4-5pm

90 Atkinson Road

4 bed 3 bath 3 car

Natasha Hackenberg 0401 601 691

22 Constella on Way

4 bed 2 bath 6 car

Natasha Hackenberg 0401 601 691

33 East View Court

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Natasha Hackenberg 0401 601 691


2 Hudson Place

4 bed 2 bath 4 car

Natasha Hackenberg 0401 601 691

17 Cadagi Court

3 bed 2 bath 1 car

Sat 9-9:30am

35 Kathleen Drive

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

41 Flinders Lane

3 bed 3 bath 3 car

Sat 12-12:30pm

15 School Road

5 bed 2 bath 2 car

Natasha Hackenberg 0401 601 691


6 Kathleen Drive

4 bed 2 bath 3 car

Natasha Hackenberg 0401 601 691

19 Bangalow Street

4 bed 3 bath 2 car

Sat 10-10:30am

958 Yandina Bli Bli Road

5 bed 2 bath 2 car

Natasha Hackenberg 0401 601 691

28 Mooloolah Drive

3 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 11-11:30am

251 Connec on Road


59 Pe grain Avenue

Glenview 3 bed 2 bath 4 car

Sat 10-10:30am

Sippy Downs

Tanawha 427 Wilson Road




Mountain Creek

79 Amarina Avenue

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 10-10:30am

15 Colonial Way

20 Coonawa Street

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Thurs 29th 5:15-5:45pm

50 Palm Drive

3 bed 3 bath 2 car

Sat 11-11:30am

20 Coonawa Street

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 9:15-9:45am

7/23 Marjorie Street

3 bed 1 bath 2 car

Sat 11-11:30am


317/5 Bermagui Crescent

2 bed 2 bath 1 car

Sat 10-10:30am

7/46 Toorumbee Drive

2 bed 1.5 bath 1 car

Sat 12-12:30pm

2/20 Akeringa Place

3 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 1-1:30pm

20 Coonawa Street

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Sat 1:30-2pm

50 Palm Drive

3 bed 3 bath 2 car

Sat 2-2:30pm

503/5 Bermagui Crescent

3 bed 2 bath 1 car

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50 Palm Drive

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Wed 5th 4:30-5pm

1/7A Orringa Street

Yandina 6/6 Low Street

Bli Bli

5450 8111

Golden Beach

5492 2100


5444 3455

Noosa River

5449 8800


5445 6088


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Mountain Creek

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Sippy Downs

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Auction 5

2-6 Greenwood Close, Buderim Sophisticated designer home in the exclusive educational precinct of Buderim that has just been refreshed with the highest degree of finish. Set on one level this residence is effectively 2 homes in one allowing for dual living options with the bonus of a huge flat backyard, pool and a gigantic shed for the hobbyist, car enthusiast or even to generate an income with a separate entry off Stringybark Road allowing for a letting opportunity.

Aucঞon On site Saturday, May 15 at 12pm View Saturday 11-11:30am & Thursday 6th 5-5:30pm





Lloyd Edwards 0419 672 902 Jake Loiero 0448 000 933

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Auction 6

‘The Glen’, 6 Sawreys Road, Forest Glen • • • • • •

2.8 beautiful flat acres overlooking its own lake Fully self-contained 2 bedroom second dwelling Large resort-style pool 60sqm professional gym Multiple carports & sheds Close proximity to the Buderim Village, the private school precinct, highway & the Sunshine Coast University

Aucঞon On site Saturday, May 15 at 10am View Saturday 11:30am-12pm & 1:30-2pm




Peter Chant 0403 454 413 Ma‚ O’Grady 0414 317 375

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he Glen... As you drive through the front gates and down the immaculate dress circle-like entrance, you are greeted by a home that is simply superb. From the first impression to the last, this modern family home is perfectly designed for easy living and carefree indoor/ outdoor entertaining. The floor plan boasts exceptional functionality through a modern design. The open plan design incorporates the spacious dining/living areas as well as a quality open plan kitchen – sure to impress and make you feel right at home. There is also a very large alfresco area, with a stunning pool.

6 SAWREYS ROAD, FOREST GLEN 6 bed, 4 bath, 5 car Auction on site Saturday, May 15 at 10am Ray White Nambour 5354 6000 Peter Chant 0403 454 413 Matt O’Grady 0414 317 375


439 Brandenburg Road, Bald Knob Commanding Ocean Views - 64 Acres. Sitting proudly on the eastern escarpment of Maleny, you will find this irreplaceable 64 acre property that offers sublime views, privacy, convenience to the coast, rural tranquillity, and substantial income upside. What this special property has to offer: • Four distinct buildings offering flexibility of use to include: • Optional rental income from one or all of the dwellings, a character 3 bedroom home with office and TV room, carports with 2 long term tenants at two of the dwellings who are for 4 with tool shed, studio, converted large American barn, happy to stay on and liveable shed • Permanent spring-fed dam to guarantee water supply for stock • Absolute privacy from road traffic and noise, but bitumen road • Just 30 minutes to the widely diverse offerings of the Sunshine to the property Coast, 35 minutes to the Sunshine Coast airport, and 1 hour to • Fully maintained agisted cattle on the property both beautiful Noosa and the Brisbane airport and city centre




Price Guide: High $1 Millions Inspect: Saturday 1st May 12-12:30pm View: remaxhinterland.com.au/439 Contact: 0447 737 737 sales@remaxhinterland.com.au RE/MAX Hinterland


ADDRESS 2/10 Maple Street Maleny QLD 4552

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PRIVATE HAVEN MINUTES TO MALENY Blissfully private and tucked away in a sought after area, this exceptional home is warm, inviting and proudly sits on almost 1.25 acres (4944m2) overlooking rolling green hills. Boasting a huge, covered deck, beautiful timber floors, high ceilings and fantastic natural light this property is a wonderful opportunity in the very buoyant Maleny market. The overall feeling throughout is relaxing and tranquil with the outlook over the hills to the North and West and just a short stroll takes you to the iconic Glasshouse Mountain views. The welcoming township of Maleny is only 5 minutes drive from home. PRICE: BY NEGOTIATION 3/20 Avocado Lane, Maleny

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Accelerating success.

Commercial Investment

Fully Leased Standalone Freehold Investment in Buderim CBD For Sale $1,700,000 70 Burnett Street, Buderim

Building area: 223m2* Land area: 716m2*

Colliers has the pleasure in presenting 70 Burnett Street, Buderim for sale. This offering represents an excellent opportunity to secure a fully leased asset in a very tightly held village centre in one of the Sunshine Coast’s most affluent suburbs.

Current net rental $86,304pa + GST

Development upside

Daniel Vella 0422 373 990

Central Buderim CBD


* Approx.

Commercial Investment

10 year lease to ASX listed global fertility company For Sale by Expressions of Interest closing Thursday 27 May at 4pm Suite 22/23 Elsa Wilson Drive, Buderim

ASX Fully leased 10 + 5 year lease

Net income $89,629pa*

Leased to Monash IVF


Building area 210m2*

‘Nucleus Medical Suites’ is a modern well designed building completed in 2010. The tenancy has 5 designated car spaces on-site, as well as a multi-level undercover car park available for visitors and patients. The suite is improved with a modern high end medical fit-out which includes a reception area, consultation rooms, office and laboratory totalling a net lettable area of approximately 210m2* Monash Group is an ASX listed global fertility company leading the way in fertility services and one of the largest providers of Assisted Reproductive Services in Australia and Malaysia. In 2019 Monash Group acquired Fertility Solutions and now has clinics in Victoria, South Australia Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

Daniel Vella 0422 373 990 Jesse Howitt 0468 495 640

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A Fresh New Look for Centre in Nambour CBD 25-31 LOWE STREET, N AM BOU R The building owner, PPI Fund Management, has spent close to $2.5 million on the capital works redeveloping the Centre and creating a new space for Sunshine Coast Radiology and bringing a breath of fresh air to the Nambour community. Local builder Cooper Small was involved from the start of the project taking just over a year to complete the finishing touches on the Centre in May 2019. The focus for the Centre is to create a service hub right in the heart of Nambour’s CBD and anticipate that much of the remaining space will be occupied by other medical/health services in the near future. With the added bonus of parking at the rear of the building the aim is to create a vibrant centre for the Nambour community to access retail, banking and other medical services all in one central location. The Centre has a number of spaces available with flexible terms. There is a choice of tenancies with both internal and external street frontages from 38m2 to 196m2 plus the largest space of 810m2 with loading dock access. Nambour Central is situated across the road from Nambour Plaza being the dominant Shopping Centre in the region anchored by Woolworths, Big W and 660 car parks.

Join CBA Bank, ANZ and Sunshine Coast Radiology and position your business on an extremely prominent corner of Ann Street with ample customer parking right in the heart of Nambour CBD.

• • •

Service hub in the heart of the Nambour CBD Recent $2.5 million redevelopment Various sizes available ranging from 38m2-196m2 up to 810m2

• • •

Choice of tenancies Central location across the road from Nambour Plaza Plenty of parking at the rear of the building

For enquiries and inspections, please contact either the Centre Management Office on 07 5441 5656 or Michelle Lees at Savills on 0420 439 150


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Here’s a preview of hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days: 5 KARUMBA PLACE, BEERWAH Auction on site Thursday April 29 @ 5.30pm Ray White Buderim 5445 6088 Kathryn Willshire 0437 434 648 65 LINDSAY ROAD, BUDERIM Auction on site Saturday May 1 @ 10am Ray White Maroochydore 5443 2000 John Bartsch 0407 637 717

15 COLONIAL WAY, WOOMBYE Auction online Wednesday May 5 @ 5.30pm Ray White Buderim 5445 6088 Jake Loiero 0448 000 933 34/2-12 KURRIMINE CRESCENT, MOUNTAIN CREEK Auction online Thursday May 6 @ 5pm Ray White Mooloolaba 5444 3455 Taylor Sierp 0402 318 443

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2/25 MCILWRAITH STREET, MOFFAT BEACH SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $1,699,000 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Andrew Garland 0403 851 777 21 KUTHAR STREET, PELICAN WATERS SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $1,295,000 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Tom Garland 0412 161 123

12 ARAGORN STREET, MAROOCHYDORE Auction on site Saturday May 1 @ 11am Ray White Maroochydore 5443 2000 Rowan Woodbine 0497 076 418

27 WHITSUNDAY STREET, KAWANA ISLAND SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $1,250,000 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Nick Mellish 0410 146 655 Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

12 THOMAS STREET, MAROOCHYDORE Auction on site Saturday May 1 @ 12pm Ray White Maroochydore 5443 2000 Natalie Tink 0408 439 147

24/8 LEVUKA AVENUE, KINGS BEACH SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $1,275,000 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Andrew Garland 0403 851 777

6/21 BOOLARONG CRESCENT, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Auction on site Saturday May 1 @ 1pm Ray White Maroochydore 5443 2000 Pam Thomas 0438 272 096 14A & 14B GROVE BOULEVARD, MOOLOOLAH VALLEY Auction on site Saturday May 1 @ 1pm Ray White Buderim 5445 6088 Kathryn Willshire 0437 434 648 20 COONAWA STREET, BUDDINA Auction on site Saturday May 1 @ 2pm Ray White Kawana 5354 6012 Adam Budd 0411 808 595 10A & 10B KURRAJONG CLOSE, MOOLOOLAH VALLEY Auction on site Saturday May 1 @ 2pm Ray White Buderim 5445 6088 Kathryn Willshire 0437 434 648 503/5 BERMAGUI CRESCENT, BUDDINA Auction on site Saturday May 1 @ 3pm Ray White Maroochydore 5443 2000 Pam Thomas 0438 272 096

14A & 14B Grove Boulevard, Mooloolah Valley

AUCTION RESULTS The easiest way to check the latest auction results. 30 OMRAH AVENUE, CALOUNDRA SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $685,000 shop & retail Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Len Greedy 0401 691 807 Alan Gray 0414 894 048 16 JACKMAN STREET, MOFFAT BEACH SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $1,280,000 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Andrew Garland 0403 851 777 44 THE PASSAGE, PELICAN WATERS Passed in / 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Rebecca Osenton 0427 462 764 17 UPPER GAY TERRACE, KINGS BEACH SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $998,000 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970 Carola Drexel 0417 608 466

6 DUKE STREET, MELDALE SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $1,070,000 4 bed, 4 bath, 4 car Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Tom Garland 0412 161 123 57 PIMPALA STREET, WURTULLA SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $910,000 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Andrew Garland 0403 851 777 6 KESSLER STREET, BARINGA SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $392,000 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Ray White Caloundra 5491 5055 Kim Berghofer 0439 828 789

MARKET TRACKER Properties recently sold on the Coast: 15 OXLEIGH AVENUE, NAMBOUR $239,000 / vacant land Carolans First National, Andy Sharma 30 JONES STREET, MOOLOOLAH VALLEY $440,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath Carolans First National, Andy Sharma 125 JENSEN ROAD, NINDERRY $950,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Coastal Edge Real Estate, Steve Kealey 39 MARYBELL DRIVE, BARINGA $530,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Coastal Edge Real Estate, Steve Kealey 53/18 DOOLAN STREET, NAMBOUR $240,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Carolans First National, Vanessa Brunton 8/81 BIRTINYA BOULEVARD, BIRTINYA $565,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Coastal Edge Real Estate, Steve Kealey 39 JEANINE CRESCENT, NARIMBA $495,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Coastal Edge Real Estate, Steve Kealey 57/18 DOOLAN STREET, NAMBOUR $275,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Carolans First National, Vanessa Brunton 4/2-4 TRANQUIL PLACE, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND $1,050,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car HOME Sunshine Coast, Jay Sherwell & Kate Jewry 15 JULES SQUARE, CURRIMUNDI $800,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Next Property Group, Stephen McMillan 77/18 DOOLAN STREET, NAMBOUR $250,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Carolans First National, Vanessa Brunton 6 EDRIDGE STREET, SHELLY BEACH $1,100,000 / 3 bed, 1 bath Next Property Group, Stephan McMillan

57 Pimpala Street, Wurtulla

*As supplied by contributing real estate agencies




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HINCHLIFFE REWARDED WITH SENIOR SPOT Sunshine Coast Lightning has endorsed emerging athlete Maddie Hinchliffe (pictured), promoting the midcourter to the senior list as an injury replacement player for 2021. A knee injury prematurely ended Ashlee Unie’s season last month, which opened the door for Hinchliffe. Lightning head coach Kylee Byrne was thrilled to fill the vacant position with an athlete already inside the club’s elite training environment. “Maddie has worked immensely hard since joining our club and it is pleasing to now grant her this opportunity to play at the higher level and elevate her game even further,” Byrne says. “While we’re disappointed to lose Ash for the season, Maddie is highly deserving and will be a strong asset to our team. I see so much potential with her ability to read the play and her strong workrate and can’t wait to see what she can deliver both on court and as part of our wider squad.” The 22-year-old is no stranger to the demands of professional netball, having previously been a training partner within the Queensland Firebirds program. “I’m honoured to be given this opportunity with Lightning – it’s something I’ve worked so hard for over the years,” says Hinchliffe. For Kylee and the coaches to put their faith in me is so exciting and now I can’t wait to get out on court and contribute to the team.” The midcourter made her Suncorp Super Netball debut for Firebirds in 2019. – Sunshine Coast Lightning

SWIM EXPERT COTTER HELPS MAROOCHYDORE CLAIM AUSTRALIAN BELT TITLE ON HOME BEACH of them around like Jason O’Pray and Danny (Short) on the beach as well.” Meanwhile, some surf lifesaving father-daughter teams fared well in the open mixed ski event, with Noosa Heads’ Darren and Jordan Mercer competing, alongside Maroochydore’s Ashley and Jenaya Massie. Jenaya was thrilled to be racing in front of friends and family. “It’s pretty cool to be on my home beach, and doing a mixed double ski race with my dad,” she says. The event was won by Northcliffe’s Mackenzie Hynard and Danielle McKenzie. Alexandra Headland duo Tayla Halliday and Emma Woods claimed gold in the under-19 female board rescue.

Patrol team celebration

Hayden Cotter was the star of the show in the Open Men’s belt race for Maroochydore


aroochydore club member Hayden Cotter gave the crowd something to cheer about at The Aussies last Thursday, with a blistering performance in the open belt race. Competing on his home beach, the renowned swimmer made the most of the relatively calm surf conditions to propel his team to victory. Other team members were John Baxter, Matthew Palmer, Daniel Peacock and Ethan Irvine. They finished ahead of Northcliffe and Alexandra Headland. “It’s pretty flat out there, so you know


it’s going to be a fast race from the start, with everyone even altogether. I just got a good start, and just went max from then on,” he says. “I went really hard to half way, knowing that you’ve got a lot of speed in this field. I was hurting when I got close to the can, but I didn’t really want to think about it until you get your hand over the can. You know you can relax then. “It’s good to get a win, especially on the home beach, it just makes it that much better. I know we’ve got a good history of belt races as well, so it’s good to have a few

Mooloolaba club members celebrated after winning gold in the under-17 patrol team competition for the first time. Regarded as one of the most challenging events at The Aussies, the competition went for more than 10 hours. Participants competed in multiple disciplines of surf life saving for the event, which is designed to showcase skills associated with patrol work. The event includes a theory paper, physical events (surf teams, board tube-rescue relay), a team resuscitation, patient assessment and a life-saving scenario. The team consisted of Rylee Jones, 15, Hayden Notley, 16, Connor Dick, 16 and Kiera Bascombe, 15. More news: sunshinecoastnews.com.au.



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6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 Gardening Australia. Sophie Thomson visits an Adelaide garden. 8.30 Vera. (M) Part 2 of 4. 10.00 Keeping Faith. (M) Faith continues to look into Madlen’s case. 11.05 ABC Late News. 11.20 The Vaccine.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. Johanna Griggs and Karen Martini jump in the car for a road trip along the mighty Murray River. 8.30 To Be Advised.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 8. Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 9.50 Golden Point. 10.35 MOVIE Creed. (2015) (M) Michael B. Jordan.

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Compilation of highlights from the series. 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 The Project. 11.30 WIN News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.30 Hunting Egypt’s Lost Treasures. (PG) 8.30 London: 2,000 Years Of History. (PG) Part 3 of 4. 9.20 Patriot Brains. (M) 10.15 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. (M)


7pm ABC News. 7.30 The Durrells. (PG) Louisa’s domineering aunt visits. 8.20 Finding Alice. (M) Alice decides to have a baby. 9.10 Wakefield. (M) Nik inadvertently injures Tessa. 10.10 The Split. (M) 11.10 Doctor Foster. (M)

6pm Seven News. 7.00 MOVIE Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. (2012) (PG) Josh Hutcherson. 8.50 MOVIE Die Hard 2. (1990) (M) Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia. A cop becomes involved in a hostage situation. 11.20 To Be Advised.

6pm Nine News Saturday. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Space Invaders. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Rocketman. (2019) (M) Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell. Follows the life of Elton John, from his years as a prodigy to his musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. 11.00 Elton John Uncensored. (M)

6pm Advancing Australia. 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.00 The Dog House. (PG) Dogs are matched with companions. 8.00 Ambulance. (M) Friday night takes its toll on crews. 10.20 999: What’s Your Emergency? (MA15+) 11.30 To Be Advised.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.35 The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys: Norway. (PG) 8.30 Britain’s Most Historic Towns: Tudor Norwich. (PG) Professor Alice Roberts explores Norwich. 9.25 MOVIE Bleed For This. (2016) (M) Miles Teller. An injured boxer strives to get back in the ring.


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6.30pm The Sunday Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. Contestants must create a dish. 9.00 FBI: Most Wanted. The team goes after the vigilante. 10.00 FBI. (M) A bomb detonates at a restaurant. 11.00 The Sunday Project.

6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Egypt’s Top Ten Treasures. (PG) A look at the treasures of ancient Egypt. 9.15 Sydney’s Super Tunnel: Fast Tracked. Part 4 of 4. 10.15 American Insurrection. (M) An investigation into far-right groups.


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6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Big Brother. (PG) Hosted by Sonia Kruger. 9.00 9-1-1. (M) Maddie goes into labor. 10.00 S.W.A.T. (M) 11.00 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 LEGO Masters. (PG) 8.50 Law & Order: Organized Crime. (M) Bell investigates an accidental death. 9.50 100% Footy. (M) 10.50 Nine News Late. 11.20 The Arrangement. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. Each team must cook the same six dishes. 8.40 To Be Advised. 10.40 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 11.40 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.35 Secrets Of The Tower Of London. (PG) 8.30 Secret Scotland: Borders. (PG) Part 4 of 5. 9.25 24 Hours In Emergency: Ever Decreasing Circles. (M) 10.20 SBS News.


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. Part 5 of 5. 9.35 The Day Will And Kate Got Married. (PG) 10.25 ABC Late News.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Big Brother. (PG) Hosted by Sonia Kruger. 9.15 The Good Doctor. (M) The team races to save two gunshot victims. 10.15 The Resident. (M) 11.15 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 LEGO Masters. (PG) 8.50 The Weakest Link. Hosted by Magda Szubanski. 9.50 Botched: Most Memorable Celebrity Patients. (M) 10.50 Nine News Late. 11.20 Australian Scandal. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. 8.40 How To Stay Married. (M) Greg thinks his daughter is being bullied. 9.10 NCIS. (M) Torres meets his estranged father. 10.10 NCIS: Los Angeles. 11.10 WIN’s All Australian 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.


7pm ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Hard Quiz. (PG) 8.30 The Weekly With Charlie Pickering. A satirical news program. 9.00 You Can’t Ask That: ExFootball Players. (M) 9.30 QI. (PG) 10.00 The Set.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Big Brother. (PG) 9.00 Reckoning. (MA15+) Mike launches back into his old investigation. 10.00 Born To Kill? Ivan Milat. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Travel Guides. (PG) 8.30 Doctor Doctor. (M) Hugh and Penny help a young mother. 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 MasterChef Australia. 8.40 Bull. A firm uses unusual methods to win cases. 9.40 Bull. (M) Bull gets to work alongside his idol. 10.40 The Project. 11.40 WIN News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 Tony Robinson’s History Of Britain: Romans. (PG) Part 1 of 4. 8.30 See What You Made Me Do. (M) Part 1 of 3. 9.30 Miniseries: Deadwater Fell. (MA15+) Part 3 of 4. 10.25 SBS World News Late.



6pm The Drum. 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Back Roads: Cloncurry, Queensland. 8.30 Q+A. Hosted by Hamish Macdonald. 9.35 Trump Takes On The World. (PG)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Home And Away. 8.30 The Clown And The Candyman. (MA15+) Part 3 of 4. 9.30 7NEWS Presents: Murder In The Outback – The Falconio And Lees Mystery. (M)

6pm Nine News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 9. South Sydney Rabbitohs v Melbourne Storm. 9.45 Thursday Night Knock Off. 10.30 Nine News Late. 11.00 Manifest. (M) 11.50 The First 48. (M)

6pm WIN News. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. The chefs take part in a masterclass. 9.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) An activist’s sister has been kidnapped. 11.30 WIN’s All Australian News.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) 6.30 SBS World News. 7.35 World’s Greatest Bridges: Brooklyn Bridge. A look at New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. 8.30 The Handmaid’s Tale. (MA15+) June faces a vengeful Aunt Lydia. 10.25 SBS World News Late.


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


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7pm Children’s Programs. 7.15 Odd Squad. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Doctor Who. 8.45 MOVIE Animal Kingdom. (2010) (MA15+) 10.35 Brush With Fame.

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

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Friday Night Countdown. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 7. Richmond v Western Bulldogs. 10.30 AFL Post-Game. 11.00 Armchair Experts.

7.30pm MOVIE Shrek. (2001) (PG) Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy. 9.15 MOVIE Daddy Day Care. (2003) (PG) Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn. 11.10 Police Ten 7. (M) 11.40 Love Island. (MA15+)

5.30pm The Secret Life Of The Zoo. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Blue Planet II. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE The Green Mile. (1999) (MA15+) Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan.

6pm JAG. (PG) 7.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.30 MOVIE Reclaim. (2014) (M) John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre.

6pm Friends. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Friends. 8.00 Big Bang. 8.30 Big Bang. (M) 9.00 Big Bang. (PG) 9.30 The Conners. (C) 10.00 The Conners. 10.30 Charmed.


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.15 Sir Mouse. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 The Set. 8.30 Unprotected Sets. 9.25 Live From The BBC. 10.15 Insert Name Here. 10.45 Staged.

6.30pm The Yorkshire Vet. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 Dr Harry’s Animal Encounters. (PG)

6.30pm Border Patrol. (PG) 7.00 Football. AFL. Round 7. Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide. From the Gabba, Brisbane. 10.00 MOVIE Need For Speed. (2014) (M) Aaron Paul.

7.30pm MOVIE Snow White And The Huntsman. (2012) (M) 10.00 MOVIE Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. (2013) (MA15+) 11.45 Love Island: Unseen Bits. (MA15+)

4.45pm MOVIE The Train. (1964) (PG) 7.30pm Rugby Union. Super Rugby. 9.45 Super Rugby Post-Match. 10.00 MOVIE Guns Of The Magnificent Seven. (1969) (M)

6.30pm Scorpion. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) 10.20 To Be Advised. 11.20 Hawaii Five-0. (MA15+)

6pm Columbo. (PG) 7.30 Kojak. (M) 8.25 Spyforce. (M) 9.20 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.45 Friends. (PG) 10.35 MOVIE Analyze This. (1999) (M) Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow.


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.15 Sir Mouse. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Compass. 8.30 Louis Theroux: A Place For Paedophiles. 9.30 Last Woman On The Planet. 10.30 Catalyst.

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

6pm Towies. (PG) 6.15 MOVIE Firefox. (1982) (PG) Clint Eastwood. 8.45 MOVIE Kingsman: The Secret Service. (2014) (MA15+) Taron Egerton, Colin Firth. 11.20 Outback Truckers. (PG)

7.30pm MOVIE Oblivion. (2013) (M) Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko. 9.55 MOVIE Stealth. (2005) (M) Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx.

5pm MOVIE The 7th Dawn. (1964) (PG) 7.30pm Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 Chicago P.D. (MA15+) 9.40 Chicago Fire. (MA15+) 10.40 Chicago Med. 11.40 Murdered By Morning.

6pm JAG. (PG) 7.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Race 4. Grand Prix of Spain. 11.15 Stories Of Bikes. (PG) 11.45 48 Hours. (M)

6pm The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.40 The Big Bang Theory. (M) 8.30 Friends. (PG) 10.00 2 Broke Girls. (M) 11.30 Mom. (M)


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 QI. 8.30 David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef. 9.30 Doctor Who. 10.15 Back In Time For Dinner.

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

6pm American Pickers. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Aussie Lobster Men. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Terminator Genisys. (2015) (M) 11.05 Outback Truckers.

6pm Malcolm. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Collateral. (2004) (MA15+) Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx. 11.00 Paranormal Caught On Camera. (M)

5.30pm The Secret Life Of The Zoo. (PG) 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 To Be Advised. 8.40 The Bill. (M) 10.40 Law & Order: Criminal Intent. (M) 11.40 Hitchcock. (PG)

6pm JAG. (PG) 7.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 10.20 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 3. Portuguese Grand Prix. H’lights. 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 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.00 The Conners. 11.30 The Conners. (PG)


7pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Spicks And Specks. 8.25 Staged. 8.50 Back. 9.15 Doctor Who. 10.15 Extras. 10.45 In The Long Run.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. (PG) 7.30 Pie In The Sky. (M) 8.30 Inspector George Gently. (M) 10.30 World’s Most Extreme. (PG) 11.30 Cop Squad. (M)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Outback Truckers. (PG) 9.30 MegaTruckers. (M) 10.30 Supertruckers. 11.30 Jade Fever.

6pm Malcolm. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE The Hunt For Red October. (1990) (PG) Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin. 10.15 MOVIE Death Wish V. (1994) (MA15+) Charles Bronson.

5.30pm The Secret Life Of The Zoo. (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.

6pm JAG. (PG) 7.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Blue Bloods. (M) 9.25 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (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 Children’s Programs. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Art Works. 9.00 Tate Britain’s Great British Walks. 9.45 Doctor Who. 10.35 Restoration Australia.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. (PG) 7.30 Frankie Drake Mysteries. (M) 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (M) 10.50 Dog Patrol. (PG) 11.50 Property Ladder UK. (PG)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.00 Family Guy. (M) 9.30 American Dad! (M) 10.00 American Dad! 10.30 Family Guy.

6pm Malcolm. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Paranormal Caught On Camera. (M) 8.30 MOVIE The Host. (2013) (M) Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons. 11.00 Police Ten 7. (M) 11.30 The Nanny. (PG)

5.30pm The Secret Life Of The Zoo. 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Keeping Up Appearances. 8.50 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.50 Born To Kill? Class Of Evil.

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. 7.15 Odd Squad. 7.30 Spicks And Specks. 8.25 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 9.10 Hard Quiz. 9.40 The Weekly. 10.10 Doctor Who. 10.55 That Pacific Sports Show.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. (PG) 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 Inspector Morse. (PG) 10.50 Murdoch Mysteries. (M) 11.50 Andrew Denton’s Interview. (M)

6pm American Pickers. 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Towies. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Transporter 2. (2005) (M) 10.15 MOVIE 300: Rise Of An Empire. (2014) (MA15+) 12.30am American Pickers.

6pm Malcolm. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. (1994) (M) 9.15 MOVIE American Pie. (1999) (MA15+) 11.10 Japandemonium. (M) 11.40 Police Ten 7. (M)

5.30pm The Secret Life Of The Zoo. 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo. (PG) 8.30 Emergency. (M) 9.30 The Equalizer. (M) 10.30 A+E After Dark.

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 Elementary. (M)

6pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Friends. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.00 The Unicorn. (PG)



with MWP’s man in the water

I recently had a phone call from a friend from the US who had managed to find himself at a famous Indo left-hander with no more than five people in camp, three of whom couldn’t surf. He is calling it once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to score a world-class wave for five months. Yep, he is digging in for the long haul. How he got out of the US is anyone’s guess, let alone into Indo. But fear not my friends, you will have waves this weekend with a devil wind attached.




with Steve Dingle

The wider grounds are still fishing well with some nice mixed reef fish on the 12 Mile and some very nice pearl perch at Caloundra Wide to the bottom end of the Banks. Long tail are still around in good numbers and Caloundra and Coolum have had the better reports. In the rivers, bream have still been the main fish but a few nice jew have been in the Maroochy system. Down Caloundra in the passage there have been some nice flathead about. If fishing the rivers, put the crab pots out as there has been a few around. Beaches have been a little quiet, but a dusk fish would be the best time to try your luck. Summerset Dam has been the better place to chase bass and the fish have been schooling in the deeper water.

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