My Weekly Preview Issue 808. May 16, 2024

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In today’s fast-paced world, where personal and professional demands often take precedence, volunteering offers a unique chance to give back to the community, connect with others and contribute to causes that matter.

National Volunteers’ Week (May 20-26) is a great time to celebrate those in our community who selflessly give their time to help others and highlight the profound impact volunteering has on individuals, communities and society as a whole.

This week, we introduce you to a group of wonderful individuals who are volunteers at the Sunshine Coast and Gympie chapter of OzHarvest: a non-profit organisation which collects quality surplus food from 35-plus donors and distributes it to almost 50 charities, schools, youth programs, churches and community centres. Turn to page 10 for the full story,

As always, we have a great line-up of stories for you and you’ll love the delicious, hearty recipes in our Homegrown feature, thanks to our friends at Nutworks.

Plus, don’t miss our comprehensive property section.

Until next week, enjoy!

May 16, 2024, Issue 808

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4 My Weekly Preview | May 16, 2024 Contents 6 Agenda 8 Fast facts 22 What’s on 24 My opinion 54 TV guide & surf report Regulars COVER STORY We salute our wonderful volunteers. 10 HOMEGROWN Try these delicious winter warmers. 26 55+ The latest news and advice from the experts. 28 PROPERTY All you need to know about the Coast’s property scene. 35
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A joint standing committee is set to examine how algorithms determine what social media users see and how that impacts mental health.

Australia’s democracy and public safety are being threatened by social media, the communications minister says, and the government must examine platforms’ impacts if it is to keep them in check.

Sites such as X and TikTok have become centres of controversy as their role in several violent Australian events has come into question, and the federal government will create a committee to investigate content people are exposed to online.

Communications Minister Michelle

Rowland says the joint standing committee is set to examine algorithms on social media platforms and how they determine what users see, as well as their impact on mental health.

“Social media has a civic responsibility to its Australian users and to our society more broadly,” she says.

“The decisions that have been made by social media platforms in recent months ... can really demonstrate the wide-ranging negative impacts not only on our economy, but also on our democratic institutions.

“Parliament needs to understand how

social media companies dial up and down the content that supports healthy democracies, as well as the anti-social content that undermines public safety.”

Harmful content online such as extremist material and scams will be at the centre of the inquiry.

The decision of Facebook’s parent company Meta to abandon deals with media companies to support public interest journalism will also be in focus.

“What is at stake here is the sustainability of the information ecosystem,” Ms Rowland says.

“Australians rely, and our democracy relies, on news that is trustworthy, that is informative and that is available.

“Meta’s decision to withdraw from news actually threatens (this).”

The committee’s formation comes as the federal government has been at loggerheads with social media giants over the removal of violent content online, following the stabbing of a church leader in Sydney in April.

Platforms such as X refused to comply with take-down requests from the internet safety watchdog after the stabbing.

The government is expected to consult MPs and senators on the terms of reference for the committee, with a referral setting up the inquiry likely to be made soon.

Meanwhile, the opposition has urged government to include social media sites as it considers a trial of age-verification technology.

“Social media use can be immensely damaging for Australian children,” opposition communications spokesman David Coleman says.

“We must take action now to limit the access of children to platforms like Instagram and TikTok.”

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Millions of Aussies have neglected their health by skipping out on treatment in the past year, new research has found.

A Finder survey of 1070 respondents revealed almost two-in-five Australians have skipped medical appointments over the past 12 months.

The research found one in five have avoided going to the doctor because they couldn’t afford the appointment, while 16 per cent didn’t attend because it seemed expensive.

A further seven per cent snubbed the doctor because it was too hard or overwhelming, and the same amount avoided the doctor or dentist because they didn’t have time or couldn’t get off work.

Finder health insurance expert Gary Ross Hunter says Aussies are brushing off healthcare visits in a desperate attempt to cut back.

“Neglecting your health can have more-serious consequences than just financial burden,” he says.

“Early detection and treatment are crucial for managing chronic conditions and preventing small issues from snowballing into bigger problems.”

Mr Hunter says healthcare is an investment, not a luxury.

“Think of it like investing in your most valuable asset: yourself.”

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Quote of the week

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

By the numbers


The City of London has an official population of 9000 people (Greater London has 8.1 million).

King Charles has a car fuelled by wine. In the search for more-efficient fuels, King Charles is taking a strange, but entertaining approach. The British King had his vintage Aston Martin car reworked to use wine as its primary fuel.


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3 trillion

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Do you remember?

You probably think nobody alive today (or for quite some time) witnessed Abraham Lincoln’s assassination – and you’d be right. But did you know a witness to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was interviewed on TV? Samuel J. Seymour was five years old when he attended a play at Ford’s Theater on that fateful evening of April 14, 1865. He was seated in the balcony directly across from the president and says he heard the shot, saw Lincoln slumped over, and watched John Wilkes Booth jump on to the stage before fleeing. On February 9, 1956, two months before his death, Seymour recounted the story on the CBS TV show I’ve Got a Secret

Today in history – May 16

1919 – Albert Cushing Read takes off on the first trans-Atlantic flight in history. The crossing from New York State in the US to Lisbon, Portugal, on a Curtiss NC-4 flying boat took 19 days.

1929 – The Oscars are awarded for the first time. The first Academy Awards were presented at a private dinner with about 270 attendees. Today, it is considered the world’s most-important entertainment awards ceremony.

1960 – Theodore Maiman fires the first functional laser. The American physicist’s invention – an advancement of earlier research by scientists in the US and Soviet Union – was patented in 1967.

1975 – Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to conquer Mount Everest. The ascent by the Japanese adventurer came 22 years after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach the summit.

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OzHarvest food rescue team embodies Australia’s tradition of giving a free helping hand to those in need. WORDS: Linda Hooper.

It’s a typical early Monday morning in the Coolum Industrial Estate and workers are arriving at businesses and factories, ready to tackle the week ahead.

In Unit 1, 39 Dacmar Road, a production line is already in full swing. However, the workers are volunteers, and they’re on a mission to not only feed those who are struggling to make ends meet, but also help save the environment by reducing the amount of good food that goes to landfill.

Many people have heard of OzHarvest: the largest, not-for-profit, perishable-food rescue organisation in Australia, which was founded in Sydney 20 years ago.

However, many locals are not aware that there is a thriving local chapter, serving the area from Caloundra in the south to Gympie in the north and the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

It was started by Peregian Springs resident Michele Lipner OAM in August 2004 and has grown to a small army of more than 130 volunteers who collect quality, surplus food from more than 35 food donors and distribute it to almost 50 charities, schools, youth programs, churches and community centres.

After nearly 10 years, Michele is still a hands-on volunteer. Today, she is joined by Marie Lewis, Nicole Anderson, Di Stevenson and Mike and Mary Bruce, who check the 545kg of surplus food collected by other volunteers from the Sunday Fishermans Road and Noosa Farmers’ markets.

Two of the team members include retirees Mike and Mary, who have been volunteering since 2019.

“We just wanted to do something for the community. We love OzHarvest and the work they do,” Mike says.

After helping to pack the boxes, as well as clean the empty ones, Mike and Mary will deliver several of them to four charities, including the Salvation Army, Vinnies and Youturn. They’ll get home around lunchtime and then Mike will head straight to Mount Coolum Golf Club for a game.

Another volunteer, cancer survivor Nicole Anderson, has put her health challenges behind her and is a valued and committed volunteer. Today, she’s doing a double shift – sorting produce and helping to thoroughly sanitise the tables and sweep the warehouse afterwards.

She’s joined by Lyn Granger, who has

“Cost-of-living pressures, the price of basic commodities and the ongoing impacts from the pandemic have all taken their toll”
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driven from Kiels Mountain to do cleaning duty. Packing the produce goes without a hitch. Each box is packed, keeping in mind the individual recipient’s specific requirements – a school may only require

fruit while some charities need fruit, vegetables and dried goods.

Produce is also set aside for any upcoming Cooking for a Cause events, which offer companies the opportunity to reward their employees with a teambuilding event led by a professional chef. Participants prepare meals for delivery by the OzHarvest team and learn about food waste and food rescue.

One table is stacked with produce for delivery to Urban Angels: an organisation that prepares frozen meals for the homeless and other groups experiencing food insecurity. OzHarvest volunteers Jane McCarthy and Oriana Grijmans arrive to collect several crates of produce to deliver to Urban Angels. There, they will pick up frozen meals which will be delivered to organisations such as Vinnies, Samaritan Care and the Salvation Army.

As the sorting comes to an end and the volunteers take a break for a cuppa, Michael Spicer and Wayne Simpson – one of two groups of drivers who pick up and deliver food using OzHarvest vans – arrive to load some of the packed boxes into their van. Their food pick-ups started at 7am and their delivery run will take several more hours, but they don’t stop for

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Di Stevenson on duty at OzHarvest

long as they want to get the food delivered to their designated agencies as soon as possible. The need is huge and growing.

Michele says there continues to be increased demand for their services, with no end in sight: “Cost-of-living pressures, the price of basic commodities and the ongoing social and economic impacts from the pandemic have all taken their toll.”

The OzHarvest Sunshine Coast team now rescues and redistributes about 20,000kg of quality surplus food each month. Since its inception in August 2014, the chapter has rescued and distributed over one million kilograms, which equates to about 2.7 million meals. It’s an incredible feat for a chapter that, until October 2023, was fully volunteer run.

Feeding those in need isn’t the only achievement the Coast Volunteers can be proud of. They educate, innovate and advocate through various school and community outreach programs. They’ve also released a locally produced recipe book, SunnyCoast Eats, which is packed with easy, budget-friendly recipes and tips to reduce food waste.

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A new report has detailed the economic and social value of volunteering across the state.

But it also has noted a decline in volunteer numbers over recent years.

Volunteering Queensland’s second State of Volunteering in Queensland Report, released on May 7, provides insights into the characteristics and challenges of volunteers and volunteer managers.

Volunteering Queensland CEO Mara Basanovic says the report will help inform effective stakeholder decisions regarding community wellbeing.

“As expected, and in line with other demographic research, our research shows a decline in overall rates of

volunteering since the 2021 Report,” she says.

“This 2024 report found that 64.3 per cent of Queenslanders (aged over 15 years) volunteered in the previous 2 months. This is a decline of just over 10 per cent in three years.”

Ms Basanovic says despite the data, a survey reveals more Queenslanders have shown interest in volunteering.

“Around 30 per cent of surveyed residents, regardless of whether they currently volunteer or not, would like to do more.

“Most people who currently volunteer wish to keep on volunteering.

“The reason people don’t or can’t volunteer more is multifaceted.

How you can help your local community through volunteering

Since 2004, Volunteering Sunshine Coast (VSC) has provided opportunities for 26,000 volunteers. This is through direct involvement in its own programs (Pathways to Employment and Spontaneous Disaster Volunteers), as well as relief and support to 130-plus member organisations. Among this group of volunteers is a proportion of people requiring special support

“But this research identifies several key barriers – most notably people’s restrictions on time, health factors and the rising costs of living.”

The report shows the value of volunteering continues to increase, with a $4.70 return delivered for every $1 invested in volunteering.

As significant as that is, it now costs volunteers $15.57 for every hour they volunteer (an increase from $4.76 in 2020), with volunteers shouldering 76.2 per cent of this cost and organisations only reimbursing their volunteers 23.8 per cent of these costs.

Ms Basanovic says the research highlights the critical need for strategic investment to support Queensland’s volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations and the generous work they do to build and maintain a cohesive community.

The more reinforced is the message that volunteers make a positive difference and are highly valued and that, as a society, we understand and support their essential role in maintaining our quality and way of life, the more likely it is that people will volunteer and continue to volunteer.

Volunteering Queensland has developed an Advocacy Plan to progress the findings in the report and ensure that Queensland volunteering has a robust future that supports the multifaceted, critical work that volunteers undertake.

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The Sunshine Coast Business Council recently hosted the Outlook for Business Investment Conference. The conference provided the 130plus attendees from the Sunshine Coast business community, as well as representatives from local and state government, with an insight into the challenging investment climate being experienced nationally and locally.

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Sponsors, event partners, long-term SunnyKids supporters and generous members of our society gathered recently for the Travis Schultz Winemakers Master Class Backed by NAB Private Wealth for SunnyKids’ VIP Event. The big fundraising event will be held tomorrow. The evening was a celebration of the spirit of community, connection and fundraising.


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The Cancer Council is ensuring event hosts have all the right ingredients for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.

Sharing a cup of tea or coffee over delicious cakes and good conversations is a time-honoured tradition. And every year, there’s an extra-special reason to share morning tea: to help the many Australians impacted by cancer.

On May 23, the Cancer Council encourages everyone to be involved in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. So far across Australia, almost 22,000 hosts have registered an event for 2024, with $1.3 million already raised to help the organisation continue its invaluable work.

Cancer Council Queensland development manager Louis Loucaides says one-in-two Queenslanders will be diagnosed with some form of cancer by the age of 85.

“Here at Cancer Council Queensland, our mission is to ensure no Queenslander is left navigating cancer alone,” he says.

“Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is just one of the ways that Queenslanders can come together to help raise vital funds for life-saving research, prevention programs and support services.”

Mr Loucaides says the generosity of the community ensures the thousands of people living on the Sunshine Coast receive the support they need.

“Every year, around 3456 people on the Sunshine Coast are diagnosed with cancer, and around 1090 die from the disease,” he says. “That means, on average, nine people every day are diagnosed with cancer on the Sunshine Coast. In 2023 alone, our Sunshine Coast


• One-in-two Queenslanders will be diagnosed with some form of cancer by the age of 85.

• About 3456 people on the Sunshine Coast are diagnosed with cancer each year.

• Cancer claims the lives of 1090 Coast residents annually.

• In 2023, the region raised more than $315,000

• Already in 2024, more than $1.2 million has been raised nationwide with 21,857 morning teas registered.

community raised over $315,000.”

With these funds, Cancer Council Queensland can connect 590 people on the Coast through its support line, offer 70 referrals to its counselling service and provide 220 wigs and turbans for those going through treatment.

“Our wigs and turbans services are provided free of charge to all who need it and can be found through our partners, Wishlist, at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital,” Mr Loucaides says.

Residents, businesses and organisation are being encouraged to register an event during May or June and Mr Loucaides says resources are available to help hosts along the way.

“The best part about Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is that every morning tea is as unique as the stories behind it –it’s a very personal event,” he says.

“A morning tea can be held in the community, at home in a workplace, or whatever works best for you.”

Host kits include posters, decorations and recipes. Visit biggestmorningtea. to register an event or donate.


The state government says more lanes will be needed along two stretches of the Bruce Highway on the Sunshine Coast but can’t say when they will be added or how much they will cost.

Initial planning for a 38-kilometre section from Steve Irwin Way (exit 163) to Caloundra Road and for a 7.5-kilometre section from the Sunshine Motorway to Maroochydore Road was completed in 2018. But not much has happened in the six years since, while traffic has swarmed in one of the country’s fastest-growing areas.

A Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) spokesperson says the two segments are down the pecking order of priorities.

“Preliminary planning confirmed additional lanes (from two lanes to at least three lanes) will be needed in the long term,” the spokesperson says.

“Preliminary planning will be used to inform detailed planning, design and construction of these upgrades in the future. Timeframes for more-detailed planning will depend on future funding commitments and competing statewide priorities.

“Project webpages will be published in the future when more-detailed planning is undertaken and following progress on upgrades to higher-priority highway sections.

“TMR will keep the community informed as the projects are allocated funding to progress more-detailed planning, design and construction.

“The Bruce Highway between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast is a key priority, with several major upgrades planned, under construction or recently completed to improve safety, ease congestion and cater for future growth.”

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The Travis Schultz Winemaker Master Class offers ongoing financial support to the Coast’s most-vulnerable children through SunnyKids.

Over 370 local businesspeople will attend the annual Travis Schultz Winemaker Master Class this week to raise much-needed funds for Sunshine Coast charity SunnyKids.

close to $200,000 raised at last year’s event and nearly $1 million since its inception.

“Each day, we see firsthand the devastating impacts of domestic and family violence on women and children. We simply can’t afford to turn a blind eye to the crisis that is on our doorstep, Ms Hope says.

“This year, with the support of our incredible community, we’re determined to raise over $200,000. This kind of financial support will mean we can continue to deliver our vital support services to our most vulnerable children, including our SunnyKids Schools and Mentoring Through Sport programs.

“It’s the generosity of our wonderful supporters that enables us to continue to provide critical support to children who desperately need our help.

“The generosity and calibre of the guests in the room contributes to an outstanding afternoon of fun, laughter, expertise and purpose.”

Coast. It’s extremely important to support those facing adversity, they can’t do it on their own, it really does take a village,” Mr Burnie says.

“SunnyKids relies heavily on community support, with government funding being limited and not extending to support the work they do with vulnerable children.

“Strong communities are built by individuals who care.

“When we extend our support to those facing hardship, we’re showing people we genuinely care about their wellbeing and want to support them.”

Event founder Travis Schultz, of Travis Schultz & Partners, continues to be overwhelmed by the level of support that the Winemakers Master Class attracts within the community each year.

SunnyKids CEO Kathleen Hope is overwhelmed by the generosity and ongoing support of the community, with

This year’s theme: “A Day at the Winery” will see the Maroochy RSL transformed into a beautiful scene, setting the stage for a day of indulgence, fun and generosity.

NAB Private Wealth is the proud sponsor of this year’s event for the seventh consecutive year and NAB Private Wealth client director and SunnyKids director John Burnie believes supporting the charity is vital for our community.

“SunnyKids continues to provide essential support services to our mostvulnerable children here on the Sunshine

“We are immensely grateful for the generosity and commitment of those in our local community to our cause. It’s truly inspiring connecting with local businesspeople at such a fun event – all while raising money for SunnyKids,” Mr Schultz says.

“I feel that all of us who are in professional services and business on the Sunshine Coast need to do all we can to give back to support the community that supports us. It’s a moral responsibility. If we don’t do it, then who will?”

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The theme for this year’s Ladies Oaks Day Fashions on the Field calls for ‘unique, fun and flirty’ outfits that reflect individual style. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.

It’s one of the biggest days on the local racing calendar and will once again showcase all the glitz, glamour and show-stopping colour of this season’s fashion.

One of local radio’s biggest personalities even says the event gives off “Flemington vibes”.

The 91.1 Hot FM Ladies Oaks Day returns to the Sunshine Coast Turf Club on May 31, promising the excitement, dining, hospitality, thoroughbred horse racing and headline music entertainment it’s legendary for.

In between the racing, all eyes will be on the Billy J Boutique Fashions on the Field and brand manager Nikki Ralph says the theme for this year’s event is: “Unique, fun and flirty”.

“Keeping with tradition, Billy J are back yet again as this year’s major sponsor of Fashions on the Field ’24 and cannot wait to be wowed,” Ms Ralph says.

“At Billy J, we strongly believe in being your bold, beautiful self and embracing what makes you unique.

“Ladies Oaks Day is the perfect opportunity to show your personality by choosing an outfit that represents you, whether you’re drawn to bold colours, playful prints or timeless classics.

“This year’s theme is all about celebrating your authentic self. Bonus points for creativity.

“(It) encourages you to embrace your creativity and express your individuality with confidence. From

vibrant colours to bold accessories, let your imagination run wild and create a look that truly reflects who you are.”

Categories will include best millinery, best dressed female under 40 and over 40 and best dressed male –with prizes up for grabs.

Ash Gierke, the 91.1 Hot FM breakfast presenter, says it’s one of her favourite days on the annual events calendar.

“Fashions on the Field is one of the highlights of Ladies Oaks Day as each and every year there seems to be something different on trend – whether that’s pastels, bright colours or patterns,” she says.

“I feel like it’s going to be a pattern year this year.

“I also love how the men get into it with their top hats – it really brings out all the characters of Oaks Day.”

Ms Gierke says the event is growing year on year with somewhere to suit all ages – from the members area to trendy marquees and the Red Hot Garden Party.

“We’ve been a part of it now for the last 14 years that I’ve been at 91.1 Hot FM,” she says.

“I haven’t missed one yet and each year, it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. With all the extra venues around the turf club itself, I think it’s opened it up to more of a Flemington vibe.”

Gates for the 91.1 Hot FM Ladies Oaks Day open at noon. Visit for tickets. This is an 18+ event.

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Hello everyone,

May is Queensland Small Business Month and there’s no better time to celebrate and recognise the face and beating heart of the Sunshine Coast: our small businesses.

Small businesses create jobs locally, ignite innovation, foster a sense of pride within our community and bring a personal connection to the area.

There are more than 36,000 businesses lighting up our Sunshine Coast and every one of them makes a profound difference to our community.

You can show your support in so many ways, including nominating up to 10 of your favourite local businesses for the 2024 Sunshine Coast Business Awards at

You can also choose to visit, shop and support local businesses.

Council, in collaboration with Buy Local Sunshine Coast, is celebrating the wonderful impact local businesses make in our community by holding our inaugural Buy Local Day on Saturday, June 22.

The region-wide event shines a spotlight on our beloved businesses and the benefits generated through spending money locally.

Find out more about Buy Local Day by visiting

Sunshine Coast Council

Students rise to the imaginative challenge

Innovation Awards showcase solutions from today’s youth to real-world problems.

Congratulations to the finalists in Years 9-12 who move to the next phase of the Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards to further develop their concepts with the support of local mentors.

Finalists and their amazing ideas (in no particular order):

Glasshouse Christian College

• Fundies: functional undies for the disabled, immobile or elderly.

• Room Ready: a digital platform connecting consumers to retailers with a personalised shopping experience.

• SAF3: a safety indication system for firearms.

Immanuel Lutheran College

• Block by Block: a sustainable housing

and rental solution utilising decommissioned shipping containers.

• WongariWard: an ultrasonic dingorepellent bracelet.

• Sustainable Sorts: a self-sorting recycling bin.

Matthew Flinders Anglican College

• Reality Check: an online platform for Secondary students with educational resources for real-world preparation.

Mountain Creek State High School

• DAN: a mountable pod attached to boats to passively collect floating waste.

• Safety Assurance: an AR and VR program developed to train users in manufacturing safety protocols.

Suncoast Christian College

• Think Pad: a controlled learning tool

to assist teachers in classrooms.

• Auzzie Mozzie Mister: a safe and environmentally friendly spray application system to ward off mosquitoes.

• Power Perch: a wireless mobile computer charging device and storage dock.

Each team will be invited to participate in the live pitch and awards ceremony on June 20 for their chance to win more than $10,000 in shared prizes.

Sunshine Coast Council is proud to partner with Telstra and Study Sunshine Coast to deliver the 2024 Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards. For more, visit

Planned burn season

April to September

Planned burns will take place across the region to maintain

Please keep an eye out for advanced notice of any activity in your area by following Sunshine Coast Council on Facebook, scan the

doors, utilise air conditioning and if applicable, keep respiratory

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The Mayor’s Telstra Sunshine Coast Grammar School took out the top prize at the 2023 Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards

If you’ve ever wondered about becoming a volunteer and helping others, now’s the time.

National Volunteering Week has arrived and it’s an opportunity to welcome new helpers while showing appreciation for the time and dedication given by our existing Sunshine Coast volunteers.

National Volunteer Week, which runs from May 20-26, celebrates our volunteers and the important role they play in our communities.

The week also acts as a reminder to give our time to volunteering activities where we can.

This year’s theme is “Something for Everyone”. The week recognises the diverse passions and talents everyone brings to the act of volunteering.

This week is a chance for us to think about ways we can help in our community – whether you have an hour a week or 20, there’s something for you.

There are many volunteering opportunities available on the Sunshine Coast, including Council volunteering programs and through Volunteering Sunshine Coast. Visit Council’s website for more details.

Have your say on the Sunshine Coast’s changing community priorities

And there’s a chance to snap and win with a photo summing up our strong Coast community.

Sunshine Coast Council has a strategy that aims to help us live healthier and more active lifestyles. The strategy also helps us better connect with our communities, create more vibrant and connected places and spaces and celebrate our creativity, First Nations culture and heritage.

The Sunshine Coast Community Strategy has undergone a refresh after vital feedback from more than 1800 community members.

Collaborative solutions to transport and housing and homelessness support,

more emphasis on community facilities and local activities to bring our communities together, and a renewed focus on inclusion and diversity in all its forms are some of the priorities that have been highlighted.

Now we want to check in to finalise the priorities and actions within the strategy before it goes to Council for adoption later in the year.

Coast residents are invited to provide their feedback on the draft refreshed Community Strategy and Action Plan 2024-29.

The draft refreshed strategy reflects our changing Sunshine Coast

National Reconciliation Week runs from May 27 – June 3 and is an opportunity to come together as a community.

This year’s theme: “Now More Than Ever” serves as a reminder that the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people must continue.

Help celebrate National Reconciliation Week by participating in a full program of events to be held

community priorities. Residents can provide their feedback by attending one of our community sessions, completing the online survey or by providing detailed feedback using the feedback template before June 10.

Residents can also get creative and enter the photo competition by sharing a snap that represents our strong Coast community.

Community members who enter the photo competition can win gift vouchers of up to $500, with open and junior categories.

Visit Council’s Have Your Say website to get involved today.

across the Sunshine Coast. Our community is invited to the launch event on Monday, May 27, from 3.30pm at Triballink Cultural Activity Centre in Mapleton.

The event will include First Nations speakers, food, performances and activities. This is an excellent opportunity to come together as a community and reflect on the importance of National Reconciliation Week and all that it represents.

Visit Council’s website for more details.

Open Data Expo

A great line up of speakers including:

•Tyson Yunkaporta – author of

•Fiona Sutton Wilson – CEO, Earthwatch Australia

•Dr Leah Barclay – sound artist, designer and researcher. Citizen Science Workshops including: •NatureWatch

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monitoring nest boxes
exploring our local wetlands.
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• •MangroveWatch –
... and lots
connects us
with nature


Probus club celebrates 33 years

The Alexandra Headland Mixed Probus Club last month celebrated its 33rd anniversary. The club’s oldest-serving member Bob McClintock cut the cake at an event at the Alex Surf Club. The club holds its meetings on the third Monday of the month at 9.45am at the Maroochy RSL. Members enjoy fun, friendship and fellowship. New members are welcome. Contact Christa on 0410 127 824 for more information.

Buderim Craft Cottage exhibition

The Buderim Craft Cottage’s next major

exhibition is from May 18 to 26. The Fibre Art Group will be showcasing its biennial exhibition, named Existence, which explores the thought-provoking theme of life from an individual perspective. Many of the artists are experienced in a range of techniques. Find Buderim Craft Cottage at 5 Main Street, Buderim. The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 4pm and entry is free. Visit buderimcraftcottage. for more information.

Yandina Country Music event

Yandina welcomes the T Birds to the Australian Country Music Association concert on Sunday, May 19. With songs that you know and love and great on-stage energy, you can guarantee entertainment. There will also be popular country music and other upbeat, crowd-pleasing favourites from local artists, backed by a great house band. Head to the Hall of Fame at 24 Steggalls Road, Yandina, for a noon start. There will be raffle and door prizes. Bring your own lunch. Free tea and coffee are available. Entry is $10, with proceeds to go towards the upkeep of the hall. For inquiries, call 0437 191 004.

4556 Chamber discussion

As part of Queensland Small Business Month, the 4556 Chamber of Commerce is hosting an evening discussion with Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli

and local businesses on May 20. The event will cover what to expect from the new era of council and include a Q&A for the community to provide input on what matters most. It’s on from 5.30-7pm at Buderim Tavern and costs $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Visit the events tab at Caloundra Stamp Club meeting

Caloundra Stamp Club’s next meeting will be held on May 23. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at Bellvista Meeting Place, 18 Lomond Crescent, Bellvista, from 12.30-3.30pm. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call Jill on 5494 7233 or Rosemary on 5491 4125.

Indoor rowing championships

The 2024 Queensland Indoor Rowing Championships will be held on Sunday, June 9, at O2 Performance at the Sports Hub, Bokarina. Competitor age groups run from under-10 to 95-plus, with a range of distances available. There are five individual events including 100, 500, 1000 and 2000-metre distances, plus oneminute time-capped events, mixed relays and the schools challenge. Entries for the events are now open. Visit for more information and to register.

Gem club open day

Suncoast Gem and Fossicking Club is

holding an open day and market for the whole family on Saturday, May 18, from 8am to noon. Explore rough and polished rocks, dazzling crystals and rare minerals from Australia and beyond. The day will include workshops and displays, with a sausage sizzle and drinks available on the day. Cash is preferred for those wanting to take something home. The open day will be held at 22 Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Visit for more information.

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It’s time to shine a light on domestic and family violence (DFV) and change the story in this country. Head along for an evening of inspiring speakers, overlooking the Mooloolaba beachfront, and raise money for programs and services offered by the Sunshine Coast’s Lily House. Domestic and family violence doesn’t need to be the only story a person lives. During the evening, a special creative project will be launched to raise awareness of the impacts of DFV and the transformation that finding their voice has had on survivors.

When: Friday, May 17, 5.30-10pm.

Where: The Surf Club Mooloolaba, Mooloolaba Esplanade.

Tickets: $200, via shine-gala-night/tickets.


There’s loads to explore and plenty to do on the Coast. Pop these fun events into your diary so you don’t miss out.

18 MAY


Join the Pink Belles in raising funds for Cancer Council

Queensland at their upcoming event at Tiffany’s in Maleny. Mingle with friends and other guests in the gardens, overlooking the Glass House Mountains. Included in the purchase price is a welcome drink on arrival, canapes and access to the tea, scone and dessert stations. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase.

When: Saturday, May 18, 10am-1pm. Where: Tiffany’s Maleny, 409 Mountain View Road, Maleny.

Tickets: $75, via landing/1172203.

17 MAY


The Glass House Mountains are a natural attraction visible from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. The geological processes that have created and continue to shape such a stunning landscape are fascinating. In this presentation by Warwick Willmott, you will learn about the Maleny volcano, the formation of the Glass House Mountains, and then step back in time to look at some of the older rocks beneath. This Cairncross Conversation will be an enthralling geological journey.

When: Friday, May 17, 3.30-5pm.

Where: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, 148 Mountain View Road, Maleny. Tickets: $5, via geology-with-warwick-willmotttickets-883069272967.

17 MAY


Get ready for an evening of uproarious laughter as Wayne Donnelly presents his Girls Night Out Comedy Hypnosis Show. With his topless male models, Wayne transforms volunteers into sex therapists, karaoke stars and more. With more than 14 years’ experience, Wayne promises hilarious, risqué and cheeky fun.

When: Friday, May 17, 7.30-11pm. Where: Duporth Tavern, 52-62 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore.

Tickets: $48, via landing/1203269.




Get ready to show your support for breast cancer research. Join the fun at this bottomless brunch. There’ll be a food and beverage package, a live DJ spinning some chilled beats, plus raffles and lucky door prizes – hosted by Melony Brests.

When: Saturday, May 25, 11am. Where: Buderim Tavern, 81 Burnett Street, Buderim.

Tickets: $100, via buderimtavern.

Landsborough Museum

Street Festival

Saturday 18 May | 10am-2pm

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18 MAY


Sunshine Coast charity Bloomhill Cancer Care is thrilled to invite the community and their four legged friends to participate in A Bloomin’ Good Walk. This event promises an afternoon of wellness, community spirit, all while raising essential funds and awareness for those impacted by cancer.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2p-6pm.

Where: Cooper’s Lookout Park Buddina.

Tickets: A family of four can register for $80, individual adult tickets are $35, children $15 and $10 for dogs. To register, visit:

The first Sunset Melodies outdoor concert will be held at the Goodwater Ridge venue at Maleny. Picture being outdoors, sipping on a beverage and listening to some of the Sunshine Coast’s amazing musicians, singers and songwriters while watching the sunset. You’ll hear melodies from John Velso, Jaydie, Jaz McKenzie and Mark Moroney. Food and drinks will be provided by the Good 2 Eat Catering crew. This is a licensed event.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2-6pm. Where: 879 Bald Knob Road, Bald Knob. Tickets: $35, via sunset-melodies/tickets.

21 MAY


This workshop sheds light on the often-overlooked issue of menopause in the workplace. Paula Willis, of Worth Careers, empowers women to manage menopause symptoms proactively and maintain career momentum, as perimenopausal and menopausal women are almost 30 per cent of the workforce.

When: Tuesday, May 21, 5.30pm. Where: Buderim (venue tba).

Tickets: $10-30, via events.humanitix. com/hot-flashes-and-glass-ceilingscracking-the-silence-on-menopauseat-work.

18 MAY


Enjoy the romance and excitement as some of the finest tenor voices in Australia present ever-popular classical arias from popular operas, hit songs from Broadway musicals and inspiring and beautiful duets. Proudly Australian, their performance is never complete without delighting audiences with a sing-along of Australiana songs. Audiences are thrilled by popular songs from hit Broadway musicals including Les Miserables’ Do You Hear The People Sing, West Side Story’s Somewhere and stirring renditions of How Great Thou Art, Hallelujah Chorus and Soldiers’ Chorus

When: Saturday, May 18, 2pm.

Where: The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra.

Tickets: $89, via event/the-australian-tenors/.

Gig guide Gig guide


Janice Smithers, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm

Chris Cobb, Maleny Lane, 6pm

San Cisco, The Station Precinct, 6pm

Lane Pittman, Kings Beach Tavern, 7.30pm

DJ Tarmz, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm

Treva Scobie, Caloundra RSL, 3.30pm

Ollie Murk, Maroochy Surf Club, 7pm.


Josh Crawford, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Kings Beach Tavern, 8pm

Linkin Park tribute, Norton Music Factory, 6pm

Lazy Guns, Solbar, 7pm

Whisky Highway Duo, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm

Billy Guy, Caloundra RSL, 5.30pm.


Poco Loco Duo, Maroochy RSL, 6pm

Guitarra y Cuarteto, Maleny Community Centre, 4pm

Royale With Cheese, Kings Beach Tavern, 3pm

Red Rock, Alex Surf Club, 4pm

Shane Wilkinson, Mooloolaba Surf Club, 2pm.

* All events were correct at time of printing.

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JJane Stephens has come to realise that we can’t all be superstars and that’s okay: we can still find our joyous niche in life.

ack of all trades, master of none: the mum of my high school friend used to say that about her daughter and I was horrified.

We were 15, the world was at our feet and we dreamed of achieving excellence, dripping in wealth or at least national team selection for something. Now I realise Mrs Kelly could have been talking about me, too – and so many of us. And that it is okay.

Reaching for the stars is important, but too often we miss the lessons that come from simply giving something a red-hot go, doing our best and being satisfied when the result is not picture perfect. In my middle adult years, I have learnt that perfection is overrated. In Year 7, I did win a prize: for the most-accident-prone kid in my class. That year, I broke both arms, dislocated my shoulder and was concussed and stitched up. Even for a bruiser, the year was a doozy. But I have never been a winner in the real sense. A word lover, at school I was always second in English. I got a bronze medal once when I was 11 in a state swimming event. I was a solid team member in hockey, netball, touch footy, and school musicals (and while we probably had some high notes,

mostly I was one of the crew, a member of the chorus). And there is joy to be found there. I like to think that what I lacked in talent, I made up for with enthusiasm. Grinning does not come only with winning.

The vast field of research into why the world is being gripped, vice-like, in an epidemic of dissatisfaction has found that lauding excellence has spawned ‘insecure overachievers’: those who, despite being exceptional performers, still feel they fall short. So much focus is on the glittering prize, as if anything less is failure. We have not learnt to be satisfied with what local author Sheridan Stewart explores in her book I Am Enough

Psychotherapist and paediatrician DW Winnicott contended that well-adjusted kids are nearly always the progeny of parents who were honest and flawed, loving and real. Being good enough means working hard as an employee, but saying no when things are overwhelming. It means eating well and exercising, but also indulging in a celebratory feast or occasionally sleeping in.

A good, happy life is not just one of stars and soloists. More often, you can hear joy in life’s harmonies.



Sami Muirhead loves her children and the Mother’s Day joy they wrap her in, but is less enthusiastic about how one son perceives her.

ed, my kids, our dogs, coffee and books. This is pretty much a list of my favourite things. Combine all these and throw in an omelette and chocolate croissant and life does not get better.

So, these are my plans for Mother’s Day. I am hanging out with my husband and our kids who are 9, 11 and 13.

They are a fun age because they are learning how to be sassy and sarcastic but they are still little sweet people who need their mum. I am on borrowed time when it comes to how many more years they will willingly climb into bed on Mother’s Day morning and literally wrap me up in love because they do not realise yet that I am not cool.

It makes my heart swell with happiness. It is the only day of the year I eat breakfast in bed and what a tragedy that fact is. I would like to eat brekky in bed every day of the week if I really got serious about doing what makes me full of glee.

I am all for food in bed. And I do not care what it is. A recent survey showed 47 per cent of people allow eating in bed but they never allow pasta, soup, curries or

stir-fries to be consumed in the bedroom. I will take any of it.

The other non-negotiable for me on Mother’s Day is the request for a homemade card from each child. Last year, my then eight-year-old gave me a card that said: “I love you to the moon and back, even though you are not very smart”. Sorry? The smart bit clearly threw me. What made my kid think I was not smart?

Ever since that fateful morning, I have whipped him at Monopoly and Uno and any other game we play. I show no mercy in a bid to show him his mother is not stupid.

Then, for good measure, the same child had added an acrostic poem. For those who need an English lesson refresher, this is a poem in which certain letters of each line spell out a word when read vertically. So, the apple of my eye had written MUM.

For the first M, he had ‘Magnificent’. How sweet. For U, he wrote ‘Undeniably beautiful’. This kid has my heart. And then for the last ‘M’, he printed in block and bold letters: ‘Massive’. Um. I am not sure ‘massive’ is a compliment.

I am hoping this year’s poem is a little less brutal on my self-esteem.

Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator.

For more from Sami, tune into Mix FM.

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The desire to make a meaningful and lasting impact is a common aspiration for many individuals, families and organisations.

However, achieving this goal requires a structured approach and a well-thought-out strategy. One avenue to channel your generosity and create a legacy of giving is through a private ancillary fund (PAF).

A PAF enables entities to set aside funds in a trust to support charities over the long-term rather than through one-off donations. The mechanism allows philanthropists to still receive a tax deduction while having the ability to strategically donate to charities of their choosing each year.

These are the key elements of PAFs.

Tax deductions: as a donor, you contribute money to the PAF and, in return, receive an immediate tax deduction, which can be spread over five years.

Controlled trust: a PAF is established as a charitable trust controlled by a company acting as the trustee.

The board typically comprises family members, including at least one independent director, known as the ‘Responsible Person.’

Investment strategy: directors of the PAF set the investment strategy which is executed by an investment manager.

Tax benefits: earnings within a PAF are

income tax exempt, and franking credits are reclaimable.

Distributions: funds are distributed to charities with Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 status, and a minimum of five per cent of the fund’s value must be distributed each year.

Regulation: PAFs are governed by the Australian Taxation Office guidelines and have Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission compliance obligations.

The advantages of PAFs are that they are more sustainable, strategic and planned and offer more family engagement and opportunities for legacy building than one-off direct charitable donations. Additionally, we find charities often prefer donations to be spread over a longer period of time to assist with their own planning.

The long-term nature of PAF donations means earnings are compounded and a PAF subsequently has the ability to donate far more than otherwise achievable with a one-off payment. For example, consider the establishment of a $1 million PAF with an assumed portfolio return of eight per cent per annum and a minimum distribution of five per cent per annum. Over 10 years, the PAF will grow to $1.344 million after distributing over $573,200.

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Library tutors help a wide range of people from migrants to young adults.

If you think a library is the last place you would find people who struggle to read and write, think again.

Each week, Sunshine Coast Council Libraries are helping courageous locals overcome fear and develop their literacy, numeracy, speaking and listening skills by partnering them with supportive volunteers.

These include Lyn Gavin, who started volunteering 15 years ago after retiring from a career in the public service and seeing an advertisement in her local newspaper.

“I was caring for my mum at the time, so I wanted something where I would be working with younger people,” she says.

“I called up about it and I did a course, which is the way most of the volunteers start off.

“I loved it from the very beginning.”

Lyn says students come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Tutors are matched with students based on compatibility and mutual interests.

“We have migrants who want to improve their English and we have people with disabilities,” she says.

“We have a range of students who may have missed out on schooling for one reason or another, like their family situation or illness, and they fall behind.”

Lyn has an extra-special connection with her current student Mary.

She started working with Mary’s son when he was 18, and wanting to get his driver’s licence.

“He wasn’t able to read or write when he started. Over eight years, we got him to

the point where he could, and he then gained employment,” Lyn says.

“Mary saw the progress her son had made, so decided to come along to class and, in two years, she has come so far.”

For Mary, attending the class has helped boost her confidence and she is grateful to Lyn and the other volunteers for giving their time.

“I’ve been looking at words, sounding them out. Before, I would not do that,” she says.

“I’d shy away and get really embarrassed. I still get embarrassed, but I do sound them out now in my head.

“Before, I wouldn’t try. So, it’s given me more confidence.”

When asked what advice she’d give to others looking to improve their literacy skills, Mary says: “Don’t give up and don’t expect to be perfect”.

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• 1 small onion, diced

• 1 small carrot, diced

• 2 celery sticks, small dice

• 1/4 cup dried apricots, diced

• 2 tsp Moroccan spice mix

• 2 tsp harissa paste

• 400g canned lentils, drained and rinsed

• 400g canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed

• 1000ml salt-reduced vegetable stock

• 400g canned tomatoes

• 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped for garnish

• extra virgin olive oil, for cooking

• 1 cup plain Greek yoghurt

• 1/4 cup tahini

• 1 garlic, crushed.


1. In a large pan over medium heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and onions and cook for 5-6 minutes until brown and softened. Add the celery, carrot, dried apricots, Moroccan spice mix and harissa. Stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes.

2. Add the lentils, chickpea, tomatoes and vegetable stock. Bring that to a boil, and then let it simmer for 20 minutes. Season to taste.

3. To make the yoghurt topping, mix the yoghurt, tahini and garlic in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

4. To serve, top the soup with coriander and a dollop of the yoghurt dressing.

How much do you really know about chickpeas?

The humble little chickpea is from the legume family Fabaceae and is an all-natural food.

The Happy Snack Company reports that these tiny legumes are packed full of protein, plus a variety of nutrients and minerals. Adding them to dishes or snacking on them during the day can keep you fuller for longer and energise the body, thanks to high levels of iron. They also have great anti-inflammatory benefits and are high in magnesium and zinc. If you're looking for an easy way to incorporate them into your diet (that’s not in yummy macadamia hummus or soup), check out the range from The Happy Snack Company. Their chickpeas are grown, roasted and packed right here on the Sunshine Coast.

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Savour the goodness at GourMay

GourMay Mary Valley this month celebrates some of the best produce and food from the region.

The Mary Valley extends from Crystal Waters to Jones Hill. Other areas considered part of the Mary Valley include Traveston, Kybong, Langshaw, Calico Creek, Gilldora, Dagun, Amamoor, Kandanga, Carters Ridge, Imbil, Belli Park, Kenilworth and Conondale. Thanks to fertile soil, the region has a thriving dairy industry and is also known for organic beef, macadamias, avocados, persimmon, edible bamboo, pumpkin, goat cheese, leafy greens, yuzu, wine grapes and more. On May 25, Festival Day at Imbil Town Square and Rail Park from 8.30am-3pm is a chance to sample the best produce on offer. The day will include cooking demonstrations, exhibitions and food vendors and stalls.


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This is a hearty, spiced soup packed full of protein that will be sure to comfort and warm you up as the cooler weather kicks in.

Macadamia Hummus

Serves: 6 | Prep time: 10 minutes

With the benefit of being highly nutritious and delicious, this tangy, creamy recipe is a twist on the classic Middle Eastern hummus dish, with the added texture and crunch of roasted macadamias. Spread it on bread or dip with crackers for a comforting autumn snack.


• 3 cloves garlic

• 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained

• 1 cup raw Nutworks macadamias

• 2 tbsp chickpea liquid

• 1 ½ tsp salt • ¼ cup lemon juice

¼ cup tahini.


1. Preheat oven to 200°C.

2. Roast macadamias for 8 minutes, or until golden.

3. In a blender, blend garlic until minced.

4. Add macadamias and the remaining ingredients into blender. Process until smooth.

5. Add a drizzle of macadamia oil and parsley to serve.

6. Serve chilled or at room temperature.



A drizzle of macadamia oil and parsley.

Recipe and image courtesy of Nutworks. Find Nutworks at 37 Pioneer Road, Yandina, or visit

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Leading over-50s lifestyle resort developer GemLife opened the doors to a new $12.5 million country club in Palmwoods this month.

The architecturally designed, 4800sqm country club, inspired by the natural beauty of the hinterland, features a huge range of facilities, including a heated indoor pool and spa, tenpin bowling, luxury cinema, bar and coffee lounge, wine room, virtual golf and much more.

GemLife director and CEO Adrian Puljich says the three-level country club, which is for the resort homeowners’ exclusive use, creates vibrant social and recreational spaces for the community.

“It will cater to a host of recreational pursuits and opportunities to socialise, whether catching up at the bar or cafe, getting creative in the arts studio or workshop, picking out a new read at the library, going to the hair salon or taking to the dancefloor – to name a few,” Mr

Puljich says. “We know Australia’s over-50s are healthier and living longer, and as they get older, they prioritise activities that mean the most to them –from friendships to fitness and simply feeling good.

“GemLife Palmwoods is designed to meet that benchmark every day.”

When completed, the residential resort will comprise 204 homes.

The last homes in Stage 3 are now selling, in addition to a limited number of premium bush-outlook homes with green views.

Other resort amenities include the Summer House with outdoor pool and barbecue facilities, an elevated boardwalk surrounded by lush native vegetation, a community garden and an off-leash dog run.

If you’re interested in learning more, register to attend GemLife Palmwoods’ public open day on Saturday, May 25, at


Suncare proudly announces the nomination of three exceptional volunteers for this year’s Queensland Volunteering Awards.

These awards honour the dedicated individuals who tirelessly contribute to our communities.

As nominees eagerly anticipate the winners’ announcement during National Volunteer Week, Suncare is reflecting on the collective achievements of these volunteers and the positive impact they have on our communities.

Volunteers have a special place at Suncare.

The organisation was founded by a group of volunteers more than 50 years ago.

It continues to thrive with the support of 200-plus volunteers across Queensland.

From Meals on Wheels to customer transportation and the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme, volunteers remain the heartbeat of the community services provider.

Last year alone, Meals on Wheels served more than 41,000 meals, with the help of volunteers.

Introducing the nominees:

Arthur Luthy: He is a vibrant 77-year-old whose journey with Suncare began five years ago. Initially uncertain, Arthur soon became an integral part of Meals on Wheels and the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme. With over 1600 hours of service, he’s not just delivering meals, but also delivering companionship and kindness to those who need it most. As Arthur would say, “The service is more

than just a meal, it is a wellbeing check as we may be the only person that the customers see throughout the whole day.”

Dianne Morrison (‘Dink’): Step into the bustling kitchen of Meals on Wheels and you’ll find Dink: a versatile volunteer with a heart of gold. From peeling potatoes to mentoring new recruits, her infectious enthusiasm keeps the kitchen running smoothly. But beyond the kitchen, Dink embodies the spirit of compassion and camaraderie that defines Meals on Wheels, bringing a sense of warmth and belonging to volunteers and recipients alike.

Ray Eldridge: For Ray, volunteering is about spreading joy and companionship. Through the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Program, Ray and his furry friends bring warmth to residents of a North Brisbane aged care home. Recognising the importance of humananimal connections, Ray introduced his two beloved dogs – Ollie, a five-year-old schnoodle, and Cooki, an 11-year-old miniature poodle – to the residents. Twice a week, Ray and his furry companions bring joy and companionship to up to 10 residents per visit. Staff members have noticed a significant uplift in mood during these visits, illustrating the profound impact of Ray’s efforts.

These nominees are more than volunteers. They’re enriching the lives of our elderly community members with every shift. Suncare wishes them the best for the upcoming awards.

Feeling inspired? Suncare Community Services welcomes your support. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Suncare’s volunteer team leader at 1800 786 227 or email info@

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GemLife CEO Adrian Puljich at the newly opened GemLife Palmwoods Country Club

Free, short term crisis palliative care and end-of-life services for people of any age on the Sunshine Coast.

Mingary Care work on a referral basis and engage local community care providers to deliver in-home care on their behalf.




Improved understanding of death and dying and of palliative care, end-of-life care and bereavement through meaningful conversations and information.


Funding for in-home care such as personal care, domestic assistance and respite, as well as bereavement counselling.


Funding for items such as equipment, medications, wound dressings, hospital parking and fuel vouchers.


Compassionately working with individuals to help them achieve certain goals or make “wishes” come true, such as travel or meeting a special person.

We do not receive government funding. Our success depends entirely on the generous support of the community. Funding comes from our op shops, grants, fundraising and donations (tax deductible over $2)


MAROOCHYDORE OP SHOP 46 Aerodrome Road 5479 0881

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For those under the age of 65, finding palliative care and end-of-life services comes with an extra challenge due to very limited funding for this age group.

Mingary Care is a charity with a unique model of care. It can deliver free care and support quickly, filling a vital gap for the Sunshine Coast community.

“We support all age groups. However, 43 per cent of our referrals are for people under the age of 65,” Mingary Care managing director Sue MasonBaker says.

“Our model of care allows those in need to access short-term crisis care, without having to jump through the hoops.

“And for those who are eligible for government funding, assessments

(ACATs) don’t happen overnight, and families are often left to fill the care gap while they wait for them to come through.

“There is a lot of pressure on carers. People tell us it is a huge relief, knowing stop-gap help is available through a team of people who understand the system.

“With National Palliative Care Week highlighting the people at the heart of quality palliative care – the doctors, nurses, social workers and volunteers, Mingary Care is proud to be contributing to better access and care for the people of the Sunshine Coast, regardless of age.”

Mingary Care works on a referral basis. It engages local community care providers to deliver in-home services on

their behalf. They also provide compassionate support to the individual, as well as their carers and loved ones.

Funding is provided for in-home services such as personal care, domestic assistance and respite, as well as bereavement counselling. Items such as equipment, medications, wound dressings, hospital parking and fuel vouchers are also covered by Mingary Care. It also works with individuals to help them achieve certain goals or make ‘wishes’ come true, such as travel or meeting a special person.

Mingary Care does not receive government funding. Its success depends entirely on the generous support of the community.

Funding comes from op shops, grants, donations (tax deductible over $2) and fundraising.

Op shops – with their distinctive, highly visible yellow signage – are in Maroochydore, Bli Bli, Warana and Caloundra. All shops are staffed by dedicated volunteers, with profits supporting palliative care on the Coast.


In an era where dedication often takes a back seat to fleeting interests, the remarkable commitment of Janette and Cathy shines as a beacon of unwavering devotion.

As they mark an extraordinary milestone of 50 years each in the nursing profession, Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic (SCHOC) understands that this is not merely a commemoration of time served, but also a testament to their profound impact on countless lives and the enduring legacy they have woven into the fabric of healthcare.

Cathy started nursing at the age of 17 after her parents nudged her in the direction of healthcare.

When asked about the biggest change in nursing over the past 50 years, Cath is quick to explain the evolution of technology and disposables.

She recalls the use of glass syringes and not having disposable gloves as we do today. Her role in cancer care nursing is

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In an era of heightened connectivity, the evolution of hearing-aid technology has progressed swiftly.

What was once an uncommon possession, smartphones and tablets are now ubiquitous, facilitating digital communication on a global scale.

This pervasive access to information and communication serves as a stimulant for cognitive engagement. Improved auditory perception directly correlates with enhanced quality of life.

at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. She originally wanted to be a policewoman but is grateful for the nursing pathway as it has brought her so much joy.

Her most-memorable experience is her time as a midwife, bringing new life into the world and pondering the amazing human body. Janette’s interest in cancer care was due to her mother’s passing from the disease and her own cancer diagnosis. She feels this personal connection with cancer better helps her provide empathy and compassion.

As Janette and Cathy celebrate their remarkable journeys over 50 years in nursing, SCHOC not only applauds their

achievements but also reflects on the profound impact that all nurses have had on the lives of countless patients.

They remind us that nursing is not merely a profession that is about skill and expertise, but also compassion, empathy and unwavering dedication.

The theme for International Nurses Day this year is: “Our nurses, our future”. Cathy and Janette’s humble advice to nurses today is to respect the trust bestowed upon the profession and continue to build that trust. They are united in their belief that their careers in nursing have been worthwhile and rewarding.


Immanuel Gardens Aged Care

Aged care doesn’t need to be tricky

Lauren is here to help!

We understand that figuring out Aged Care can be daunting. So at Immanuel Gardens, we go above and beyond to make things easier. We offer a dedicated Client & Community Advisor, Lauren Dearing, who will happily answer all your questions.

So don’t try to work it all out on your own— call Lauren at Immanuel Gardens today.

Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids establish direct connections with smartphones and tablets, facilitating clear and simultaneous sound transmission to both ears. The resultant clarity renders conventional, single-ear listening experiences obsolete.

Envision seamless interaction in video calls on platforms such as Skype, Zoom or Facebook, where every nuance is effortlessly captured. This enhanced communication experience is reciprocally appreciated by users and the wide range of people looking to communicate.

The integration of wireless connectivity extends beyond personal communication devices to encompass televisions, offering pristine audio without the encumbrance of bulky headphones. Remarkably, these

advancements are accessible to a broad demographic, including pensioners, through initiatives such as the Hearing Services Program that ensures equitable access to transformative auditory technology.

The Hear4Good clinic knows that adapting to new technologies can initially present challenges but with patience and support, mastery is attainable. The clinic offers one-on-one assistance that can foster confidence and competence.

Emphasising the practical benefits, such as staying connected with loved ones or accessing enriching content motivates adoption. Additionally, highlighting user-friendly features and providing ongoing technical support promotes sustained engagement and independence.

Andrew Paton is a senior clinician at Hear4Good: a local and independent hearing clinic in Golden Beach and Caloundra. Call 54770144 or visit

To find out more, call or email Lauren today. p. 1800 960 433 | e.

Services Lauren can help you with:

Residential Aged Care

Respite Care

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The Greenwood Forest Glen boutique over-50s community continues to impress, achieving record-breaking success as it nears completion.

Over the past couple of months, a comprehensive marketing campaign utilised local television, print media and billboards to highlight the reasons why this community is attracting locals and newcomers the region.

The response has been overwhelming, with more than 120 full-site tours conducted in just eight weeks, and a warm welcome extended to 26 new homeowners.

Even extended periods of wet weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of current residents, who continue to relish the full

range of on-site amenities. These include the sprawling community garden and orchard and state-of-the-art recreation club, along with the immersive 5ha rainforest with its dedicated forest trail.

Fuelled by this ongoing demand, Greenwood Forest Glen has announced the early release of 14 new homes, featuring single and double storey.

All homes feature high-quality fixtures and finishes, including stone benchtops, air-conditioning, stainless steel appliances, landscaping, solar systems, high-speed internet and choice of façades.

To discover more about Greenwood Forest Glen or to arrange a tour of this over-50s community, call 1800 80 90 20 or visit



Cosmetic tattooing gives nature a hand

As we age, our facial structure changes.

Our eyebrows thin, eyelashes start to lose colour and the ease of applying eyeliner becomes more difficult.

Eyebrows start to look sparse due to the natural decline of testosterone (in men) and estrogen (in women) that begins in the 40s. Both of these hormones affect the hair-growth cycle and the structure of the hair follicles.


AI skin cancer advancements

The world of skin cancer medicine is abuzz with the potential that AI has to offer in the diagnosis of skin cancer.

At the Skin Cancer College of Australasia Congress last week, we heard from world leaders about the latest AI developments in skin cancer medicine.

Whether you have patchy and thin natural eyebrows, or want to reduce your morning makeup routine, or simply seek to enhance your natural, beautiful features, cosmetic eyebrow tattoos and eyeliner may be the solution you need.

With more than seven years of experience and knowledge in eyebrow and eyeliner tattooing, Signature Cosmetic & Beauty owner Sam Holmes believes that everyone is unique and that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to cosmetic tattooing.

The clinic offers a bespoke service where your brows are designed around your individual facial features and skin tone. Known for her natural tattoo style, Sam was one of the first on the Sunshine Coast to offer the ‘combination’ brow technique.

It is her most-popular eyebrow style and is suited to everyone.


For some time, computers have been able to diagnose melanomas from pictures as well as skin cancer doctors can.

Now we are studying how this works in real-life practice.

You may have guessed that the results so far are suggesting doctor-plusmachine is better than either alone.

Currently, AI systems are not approved as diagnostic tools in skin cancer care.

But this is being developed.

At SunLife, we have access to the latest 3D Total Body Photography to monitor our high-risk patients.

We compare repeat images for change, looking for early signs of melanoma development.

Our system has access to AItrained software.

From this, we are learning about how this new technology works, getting ready for the future of skin cancer care.

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Personal care Cleaning and household tasks Getting out and about a convo with your cuppa. A neighbour when you need We’ve been helping older Australians to keep living independently at home for more than 30 years. Whether it’s social connection or household assistance, our friendly team can support you with an extra helping hand.

Advancements in dry eye management

We live in an era marked by rapid advancements in our understanding of ocular surface diseases and dry eyes, offering a renewed hope for millions.

Dry eye disease (DED) remains a prevalent ocular condition, causing discomfort, visual disturbances and potential harm to the eye’s surface. Yet, amid these challenges, breakthrough technologies such as TearStim are revolutionising treatment approaches.

TearStim offers a long-lasting solution for dry eye syndrome by ensuring proper functioning of the meibomian glands, addressing the root cause of the issue. Unlike previous treatments that provided only temporary relief, TearStim targets the underlying problem, offering sustained alleviation of symptoms. By stimulating the meibomian glands, TearStim promotes natural tear production, relieving eye pain and discomfort and improving vision.

When integrated seamlessly into modern DED management plans, TearStim complements existing strategies. Starting with a thorough assessment of patient symptoms and ocular health, personalised treatment regimens may include TearStim alongside other therapies such as lubricating eyedrops and environmental adjustments. For more, email


Joint replacements are lasting longer

How long does a joint replacement last?

The answer depends on your age and activity level, the disease and damage to your joint, and other health conditions. For most, 10 years used to be quoted, Now, it should ideally be more.

There are different designs of joint replacements, constructed of different materials and fixed to your bone with various methods. The joints will have two mobile bearing surfaces in a combination of metal, plastic or ceramic.

The modern materials are more durable than those of earlier designs. Different materials have varying costs.

Some implants are uncemented, where the bone grows onto and holds the replacement. Others are cemented in place, like two bricks held together by mortar.

Choosing between the two is based on your age, type of joint disease, other health conditions, and many other factors.

Prior to surgery, it is reasonable to ask your surgeon about the planned implants and the evidence for their use in you.

The best functional replacement of a joint is usually the first one, and you want it to last as long as possible – ideally, for life.


Brain abnormality treatment options

The most-complex organ in the human body is the brain, which is responsible for all aspects of human life.

When there is an abnormality in the brain, it can be detrimental to the health and functioning of a person – from headaches, weakness or spasticity of the limbs to behavioural changes, seizures and the dysfunction of the senses.

There are many types of conditions that could affect the brain.

Tumours – benign or malignant – have the ability to produce symptoms depending on their size and location within the brain, bleeding on the brain which could be the result of a head trauma or some medications, and an excess volume of the fluid within the brain which is called cerebral spinal fluid.

These conditions are usually diagnosed by a neurosurgeon, using CT and MRI scans.

The treatment options range from regular monitoring to keyhole or endoscopic surgery, as well as open brain surgery.

These treatment and surgical interventions are available on the Sunshine Coast.

If you are concerned about any of these symptoms, a referral from your GP to a neurosurgeon can be arranged.


That’s not what my spouse would have wanted …

When Sally’s husband Mike died unexpectedly, her world was instantly turned upside down.

Apart from the devastating personal loss, Sally was confronted with dealing with Mike’s estate, which included the family home and some bank accounts. Mike also had a sizeable Super Death Benefit, with a life insurance component – for which Mike had not nominated any beneficiary.

Sally was in a state of utter disbelief to learn Mike had no Will and she would have to elect whether she would:

1. Be in charge of the administration of Mike’s estate; or

2. Leave that role to someone else (who?) and apply for Mike’s Super to be paid to her. She was prohibited from doing both. Even worse:

1. Sally would potentially have to “compete” against her children, some of whom were under 18, for the payment of Mike’s Super;

2. There would be different outcomes financially (given various tax considerations) if Sally received the Super or her older children did;

3. Sally would not receive all of Mike’s estate, with the intestacy rules requiring it to be split between her and her children, including the family home. A nightmare! The names are fictional, but the scenario is real. What would you have advised Mike?

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ARIES (MAR 21 - APR 19)

Thursday’s full moon motivates you to be adventurous, and then Jupiter shifts into your study and local travel zones. This week is all about education and exploration. With your ruler Mars charging through your sign, it’s imperative to strike while the iron is hot.

LEO (JULY 23 - AUG 22)

Thursday’s full moon fires up your creativity zone, so you’re in the mood to dance, draw, paint and/or perform. Then Jupiter jumps into your hopes-and-wishes zone, where it stays until June 2025. It’s time to set goals for the future and make long-term plans.


When it comes to close relationships, it’s time to be creative, adventurous and generous. Attached archers –pamper your partner and show them they are number one. Unhappily single? True love is on the way, as long as you believe.


1. Mykolas Alekna holds the current record for the farthest discus throw of how many metres?

TAURUS (APR 20 - MAY 20)

The sun, Venus and Jupiter are spending their last days in your sign, which provides a golden opportunity to fine-tune who you are and where you’re going. The full moon also pushes you to draw up a plan, as you start transforming your dreams into reality.

VIRGO (AUG 23 - SEP 22)

The sun, Venus and Jupiter cruise into your career zone. So, if you want to get ahead, strive to work smarter, not just harder. And, if you choose to take on a professional challenge in the coming year, you’ll find the benefits will far outweigh the difficulties.


Thursday’s fiery full moon highlights your humanitarian side. Being of service to others (with kindness and compassion) brings joy and satisfaction. Take the time to savour and enjoy the simple things in your everyday life.


It’s a big week for Geminis, as the sun, Venus and Jupiter all transit into your sign. It’s time to be creative and adventurous. Over the next 12 months, make the most of travel planet Jupiter jumping through your sign as you explore, experiment and enthuse.

to enter a competition, buy a lottery ticket, start a new job or go on a first date. With Jupiter transiting into your travel zone, foreign shores beckon.


With the fiery full moon activating your bohemian side and Jupiter jumping into your self-expression zone, it’s time to do your own thing, in your own way. Don’t play it too safe though. Forge your own path and follow your unique dreams.


The full moon fires up your wellbeing zone, so it’s time to focus on your health. The sun, Venus and Jupiter shift into your solitude zone, so slip into hermit crab mode as you slow down and simplify your life. Meditation, and relaxation are a must.


This week’s stars fire up your financial zones. Thursday’s full moon could bring money matters to a head. Then luck and loot are linked from May 26 onwards, when Jupiter (planet of good fortune) transits through your money-from-others zone.

PISCES (FEB 19 - MAR 20)

Thursday’s full moon fires up your career zone, so it’s a good week to set professional goals. Prosperity planet Jupiter transits into your domestic zone on the weekend. Good fortune could also come via a loved one, distant relative or family friend.


2. Mary Anderson patented what common device in 1903?

Complete the list by changing one letter at a time to create a new word at each step. There may be more than one answer.

3. What is the name of the song infamously played by Sam in 1942’s Casablanca?

4. In what year was National Geographic founded?

5. Who won an Oscar for Best Actress in 2020 for her role in Judy?

6. Which shark is one of the few species of diadromous fish, meaning they can swim easily between salt and fresh water?


7. Which 2016 bestseller was written by Amor Towles?

8. What is the capital city of Vietnam?

9. In the 1988 film Die Hard, what is the name of the cop played by Reginald VelJohnson?

10. Neil Patrick Harris (pictured) performed the song My Freeze Ray in which TV miniseries?

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Property expert says today’s more-stable and sustainable market conditions represent ‘the perfect time to strike’.

The volume of property investors active in the market has fallen dramatically over the past two years. But savvy operators are returning now that the record-low interest rate-induced ‘property hysteria’ has passed, a national buyers’ agency reports.

Propell Property managing director Michael Pell says government schemes such as HomeBuilder, as well as super-low interest rates, have dramatically increased the usual volume of new property investment activity during the pandemic.

“It’s important to understand the difference between the number of investors and the value of their activity as this clearly shows that investment activity has returned to more historical averages,” Mr Pell says.

“Of course, we also know there has been a solid uptick in investors exiting the market, too. So, investment activity is nowhere near what is needed to help remedy the current rental crisis.”

The Australian Bureau of Statistics Lending Indicators for March show that the number of new loan commitments for investors has dropped

nearly 22 per cent in the past two years.

Mr Pell says overall property buying activity was supercharged during the pandemic but with the cash rate now 425 basis points higher, owner-occupier activity has also reduced.

“Everyone gets caught up in the value of loans increasing of late but, of course, this is merely a reflection of the fact that property prices are much higher than they were a few years ago,” he says.

“The emergency interest rates during the pandemic resulted in a once-in-a-

lifetime, property-buying frenzy with owner occupiers and investors bringing forward their purchasing plans to take advantage of the cheap money on offer.

“Those days are done, so we now have market conditions that are more stable and sustainable – but perhaps not as exciting as they once seemed, which is actually the perfect time for investors to strike, with the most-educated ones currently doing so.”

Mr Pell says seasoned investors are looking past short-term cash flow

considerations due to higher interest rates at present.

Instead, investors who may own one or perhaps two properties were making the most of the reduced propertyinvestment buying activity, he says.

“They recognise that now is a good time to buy – especially those with budgets between about $700,000 and $1.5 million,” Mr Pell says.

“To tell the truth, I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many savvy investors with the same mindset at the same time before.

“They have sat out the herd mentality that was prevalent a few years ago and waited patiently for the opportune time to re-enter the market when there were fewer competitors and less-overall property hysteria.”

The 2023 PIPA Annual Investor Sentiment Survey revealed that about 55 per cent of investors believed the next 12 months would be a good time to buy.

Mr Pell says seasoned investors are seeking out opportunities across Southeast Queensland, in regional and coastal areas of New South Wales, as well as in Melbourne.

•Coveted beachcourt locale

•862m2 blue chip beachside real estate

•Protected Low Density Residential area

•Multiple living & relaxation spaces

5 bed | 2 bath | 2 car

•Covered alfresco zones

•Solar + plit system a/con

•Glistening saltwater in-ground pool

•Stroll to Wurtulla beach, shops & Currimundi Lake Offers from $1,800,000 Open Home: Sat 18 May @ 11-11.30am

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7 Carmine Court WURTULLA
Karen Jones 0405 122 526
Wurtulla beachside haven. Must be Sold! PROPERTY


Thurs, 16 May, 5pm

Open from 4:30pm 227 Ninderry Road, Ninderry Hayley Anderson 0408 683 883

Open from 4:30pm 73 Laxton Road, Palmview Gregory Ward 0497 659 029 Zoe Byrne 0409 333 881

Thurs, 16 May, 5:30pm

Open from 5pm 20/33-35 Cootamundra Drive, Mooloolaba Jus n Wijaya 0479135 990

Fri, 17 May, 5pm

Open from 4:30pm 97 Glenview Road, Glenview Ma O’Grady 0414 317 375 Alisha Galea 0400 298 611

Sat, 18 May, 10am

Open from 9:30am 9/274 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland

Pam Thomas 0438 272 096

Sarah Olsen 0436 325 257

Sold prior to auction

88 Prosperity Drive, Bir nya Brent Higgins 0414 775 133

Sat, 18 May, 11am

Open from 10:30am 7 Bandaroo Street, Warana Lachie Woods 0477 552 268

Open from 10:30am 122 Sunbird Chase, Parrearra Will Van den Dungen 0438 130 188

Sat, 18 May, 1pm

Open from 12:30pm

71 Chelsea Crescent, Minyama Will Van den Dungen 0438 130 188

Sat, 18 May, 3pm

Open from 2:30pm

2/6 Mari Street, Alexandra Headland

Pam Thomas 0438 272 096

Sarah Olsen 0436 325 257

Thurs, 23 May, 5pm

Open from 4:30pm 24 Montrose Street, Beerwah Alisha Galea 0400 298 611

Thurs, 23 May, 5:30pm

Open from 5pm 10 Kerenjon Avenue, Buderim

Gregory Ward 0497 659 029

Zoe Byrne 0409 333 881


You are welcome to attend our open homes or please call the agent to arrange your private inspection or virtual tour.




0479 135 990

9/3 Feather Court 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Dan McNamara 0458 010 889

47 Prime Parade 5 bed 3 bath 2 car Dan McNamara 0458 010 889

801/1 Waterside Retreat 3 bed 2 bath 3 car Dan McNamara 0458 010 889

4 Solace Street 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Dan McNamara 0458 010 889

14 For tude Place 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Dan McNamara 0458 010 889

57/99 Bir nya Boulevard 2 bed 1 bath 2 car Dan McNamara 0458 010 889


18B Wickerson Crescent 3 bed 2 bath 3 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

10 Cockatoo Street 5 bed 3 bath 3 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

29 Bellevue Street 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Rachel Meyers 0411 699 619

14 Ginger Bell Avenue 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Alex Dale 0414 516 003

27 Agnes Place 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Alex Dale 0414 516 003

35 Camelot Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Rachel Meyers 0411 699 619

11/46 Parklakes Drive 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

11 Image Lane 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

76A Willis Road land: 2,004m2 Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

862 Yandina Bli Bli Road land: 1,755m2 Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

5 Ellesmere Avenue 5 bed 3 bath 4 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

9 Castle Green Court 4 bed 2 bath 1 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

17 Bli Bli Road 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

10 Honeyeater Place 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

15 Riverview Street 3 bed 1 bath 4 car Alex Dale 0414 516 003


10 Beltana Crescent 4 bed 3 bath 2 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133


12 Highland Place land: 809m2 Sat 11-11:30am

9 Sunset Avenue 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 11-11:30am

11/5 Barnes Drive 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 11:30am-12pm


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Bli Bli 5450 8111 Buderim 5445 6088 Caloundra 5491 5055 Golden Beach 5492 2100 Kawana Waters 5354 6012 Maroochydore 5443 2000 Mooloolaba 5444 3455 Nambour 5354 6000 Pelican Waters 5343 6900
Alexandra Parade 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat
6/136-138 Alexandra Parade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 1-1:30pm 408/180 Alexandra Parade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 1-1:30pm 2/6 Mari Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat
6/136-138 Alexandra Parade 1 bed
car Wed
14/10 Buderim Avenue 2 bed 1 bath
22nd 4-4:30pm
0414 775
Montrose Street
car Thurs
24 Montrose Street 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Sat 10-10:30am 24 Montrose Street 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Thurs 23rd 4:30-5pm BIRTINYA
16th 5-5:30pm
22/67 Rega a Boulevard 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Jus n Wijaya
Orme Road 5 bed 3
3 car Sat 2-2:30pm
312 Nambour Mapleton Road 3 bed 2 bath 4 car Tues 21st 4:30-5pm 18 Pinnacle Place 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Wed 22nd 5-5:30pm
BEACH 4 Tritonia Drive 4 bed 1 bath 5 car Sat 1-1:30pm 16 Magenta Drive 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Jesse Damaggio 0404 839 733 75 Centenary Heights Drive 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Rachel Meyers 0411 699 619 COTTON
58/110 Sixth Avenue 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 9-9:30am 2 & 6/68 Sixth Avenue 3 bed 2 bath 3 car Sat 12-12:30pm 58/110 Sixth Avenue 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Tues 21st 4-4:30pm 2 & 6/68 Sixth Avenue 3 bed 2 bath 3 car Wed 22nd 4-4:30pm CURRIMUNDI 3 Robe Street 4 bed 2 bath 4 car Dwight Ferguson 0412 385 720 2/36 Croydon Avenue 3 bed 1 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970 DICKY BEACH 23 Ngungun Street 6 bed 3 bath 2 car Fri 17th 12-12:30pm 23 Ngungun Street 6 bed 3 bath 2 car Sat 12-12:30pm GLENVIEW 97 Glenview Road 3 bed 2 bath 4 car Fri 17th 4:30-5pm 5 Ballantyne Court 4 bed 2 bath 4 car Sat 9-9:30am 42 Isambert Road 5 bed 3 bath 4 car Sat 11-11:30am 42 Isambert Road 5 bed 3 bath 4 car Sat 1-1:30pm
105/75 Esplanade 1 bed 1 bath Ray Daniels 0408 819 276 2/47 Nelson Street 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Ray Daniels 0408 819 276 1101/75 Landsborough Parade 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Ray Daniels 0408 819 276 IMBIL 48 Melinda Road 3 bed 1 bath 10 car Jesse Damaggio 0404 839 733 KAWANA ISLAND 14 Barbuda Circuit 4 bed 3 bath 2 car Jus n Wijaya 0479 135 990 8/10 Grand Parade 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 19 Maldives Place 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 7 Sardinia Place 5 bed 2 bath 2 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188
BEACH 4 King Street 6 bed 4 bath 4 car Fri 17th 11-11:30am 4 King Street 6 bed 4 bath 4 car Sat 11-11:30am 607/42 Queen Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970 27/40 Verney Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970 21/50 King Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970
85/6 Charlton Place 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Kathryn Willshire 0437 434 648 MAPLETON 19 Juniper Court land: 924m2 Alex Dale 0414 516 003 MAROOCHYDORE 279 Bradman Avenue 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Sat 11-11:30am 309/14-20 Aerodrome Road 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 11-11:30am 3/60 Memorial Avenue 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 12-12:30pm 309/14-20 Aerodrome Road 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Tues 21st 4-4:30pm 221 Broadwater Avenue West 5 bed 3 bath 1 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 MINYAMA 9 Awinya Court 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 208/11 Nicklin Way 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 71 Chelsea Crescent 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 MOOLOOLABA 7/48 Parkyn Parade 2 bed 1.5 bath 1 car Thurs 16th 4:30-5pm 7/48 Parkyn Parade 2 bed 1.5 bath 1 car Sat 10-10:30am 4/24
Place 2 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 11-11:30am 7/48 Parkyn Parade 2 bed 1.5 bath 1 car Sat 12-12:30pm MOUNTAIN CREEK 20/33-35 Cootamundra Drive 2 bed 1 bath 1 car Thurs 16th 5-5:30pm 13 Haddys Close 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Sat 9-9:30am 9/1 Hibber a Street 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 9-9:30am 95 Glenfields Boulevard 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 9:30-10am 13 Redbud Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10:30-11am 9/1 Hibber a Street 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 11-11:30am 13 Haddys Close 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Sat 12-12:30pm 95 Glenfields Boulevard 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 1-1:30pm 13 Redbud Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 2-2:30pm 20/33-35 Cootamundra Drive 2 bed 1 bath 1 car Jus n Wijaya 0479 135 990 7 Pimelea Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 81 Karawatha Drive 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Ryan Cramer 0450 607 926 NINDERRY 227 Ninderry Road 5 bed 3 bath 6 car Tues 16th 4:30-5pm NINDERRY 41 Eucalyptus Crescent 4 bed 2 bath 4 car Rachel Meyers 0411 699 619 PALMWOODS 23B/1 Churchill Street 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 9-9:30am 23 Old Orchard Drive 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10-10:30am 56A Chevallum Road land: 1222m2 Sat 11-11:30am 30 Country Road 3 bed 2 bath 6 car Sat 1-1:30pm PARREARRA 42 Marawa Drive 4 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 10-10:30am 122 Sunbird Chase 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 13 Sunbird Chase 3 bed 1 bath 1 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 PELICAN WATERS 21 MacLamond Drive 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Sat 2-2:30pm 21 MacLamond Drive 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Tues 21st 2-2:30pm 12 Quayline Close 5 bed 3 bath 3 car Rebecca Osenton 0427 462 764 26 Firefly Street 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Rebecca Osenton 0427 462 764 8 Wallum Close 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Ray Daniels 0408 819 276 ROSEMOUNT 153 Panorama Drive land: 911m2 Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479 SHELLY BEACH 17 Stewart Way 5 bed 3 bath 2 car Sat 1-1:30pm WARANA 7 Bandaroo Street 4 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 10:30-11am WURTULLA 13 Turnbuckle Court 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Jesse Damaggio 0404 839 733 37 Mandara Drive 4 bed 3 bath 4 car Ryan Cramer 0450 607 926 44 Baroona Street 5 bed 2.5 bath 2 car Ryan Cramer 0450 607 926

25 Orme Road, Buderim

Is this Buderim’s best view? Perched at the very top of Buderim’s famed northern escarpment with commanding views across the Sunshine Coast to beyond the Noosa hinterland and taking in a spectacular ocean, river and coastal panorama from Montville to Mooloolaba.

• 672m2 floor area of pure luxury

• 2,296m2 lot size of absolute blue chip real estate

• Ideal northerly aspect – cool sea breezes and winter sun

• Stunning panoramic views never to be built out


View Sat, 18 May, 2-2:30pm

38 My Weekly Preview | May 16, 2024
Judy Wild 0419 798 905 Lew Po nger 0419 788 547 SALE 4 3 3 1 1 2,296

Haddys Close, Mountain Creek

• Quiet and friendly neighbourhood

• Generous 4 bedroom family residence

• 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage with room for a caravan, boat or trailer

• Outdoor entertaining space which overlooks the large family pool

• Modern designer kitchen with quality European appliances

• Air conditioning and fans throughout

• Outdoor fire pit to enjoy on those beautiful winter nights

• 5.5 kW solar on the roof

• Enviable end of cul-de-sac position, for the perfect amount of privacy

39 My Weekly Preview | May 16, 2024
Auc on On site Sat,
View Sat,
Steven Allen 0416 110 918 AUCTION 4 2 3 1 649 WHY
18 May, 9-9:30am & 12-12:30pm
19 May, 10-11am


13 Redbud Court, Mountain Creek

• Scenic northerly facing outlook

• Four bedrooms, all with built in robes

• Double car garage

• Minutes to TAFE, Uni and Kawana Shoppingworld

• Direct access to interconnecting pathways to Mooloolaba, local shops and schools

• Within the Mountain Creek State School Zone

This custom-designed, family home is tucked away on an elevated and spacious 6000sqm block in a sought-after acreage enclave. It is within walking distance of Sunshine Coast Grammar School and only minutes from Forest Glen village. The home is ideally positioned to maximise its north-easterly aspect, privacy and natural light, as well as overlooking the 15m, saltwater lap pool and landscaped gardens. The property offers a fully renovated character cottage with high ceilings, original VJ timber panelling and timber flooring.

10:30-11am & 2-2:30pm

40 My Weekly Preview | May 16, 2024
Nicholas Low 0431 893 133 AUCTION 4 2 2 450 WHY WAIT? PROPERTY From page 35
Auc on On site Sat, 25 May, 11am
site Saturday,
The Agency Dan Smith 0400 402 961 Dale Woodhams 0481 500 160
bed, 3 bath, 4 car
June 1, at 4pm
Exclusive Dual Living Opportunity! OPENHOME Sat 18th May at 8.30am AUCTION On Site Sat 18th May at 9am AGENT Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 Jordan Barden 0422 990 824
Freshly built residence presents an unrivalled opportunity
Sitting on a sprawling 6967 square metre parcel of almost 2 acres • Refined amalgamation of indoor and outdoor living spread over 2 houses
High-end finishes throughout and an expansive chef’s kitchen • Storage is plentiful, with the property boasting ample space • Extra-large lock-up shed with power and workbench space • Hamptons island-style decor throughout adds a touch of coastal elegance • Unlimited parking spaces to accommodate a growing family or guests Rosemount, 389 Paynters Creek Road 6342 Alexandra Headland Oceanfront Boutique Complex OPENHOME Thurs 16th May at 4pm Sat 18th May at 10am AUCTION On Site Sat 1st June at 11am AGENT Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 Katie Davies 0427 268 780 • The epitome of coastal sophistication in this captivating apartment • Luxury meets lifestyle in Alexandra Headland’s Golden Triangle • A bespoke haven for discerning investors and owner-occupiers • Modern elegance with an open-plan design bathed in natural light • Well-appointed kitchen featuring stunning stone benchtops • Large private balcony, where the ocean vista becomes your backdrop • Small boutique complex with only six apartments • Air conditioned bedrooms and ceiling fans throughout Alexandra Headland, 6/244 Alexandra Parade 2111 AUCTIONSATURDAY


14 Cypress Court, Minyama

Situated in this exclusive quiet cul-de-sac and nestled behind electric gates, this large well-constructed family home in the highly sought after Minyama will impress. Sitting comfortably on a large 840m2 lot, this north facing high quality property with a generous 20m water frontage and private sandy beach is a rare find. This immaculate family home is suitable for families either large or small. With an abundance of space on offer the home encompasses 4 large bedrooms including two master suites, one on the ground level and one on the upper level.

A beautiful formal dining room and expansive family room create multiple areas to relax while the large covered alfresco space with built in BBQ is a wonderful all year-round area to entertain and appreciate views over the Mooloolah River. With direct ocean access, a private pontoon and jetty and a stunning fully tiled in-ground pool overlooking the majestic water, this property needs to be viewed to appreciate the high quality that is on offer.

• Stunning river views • Private 14m pontoon and jetty • Modern family
• Two master bedrooms • Stunning fully tiled in-ground pool • Garaging for 3 cars • Direct ocean access • Large covered alfresco area • 20m water frontage
Price: For Sale Inspect:
Strictly By Prior Appointment Richard Scrivener
188 Loren Wimhurst
1300 400 777 433
• Separate media room • Air-conditioning throughout • Local shops nearby
Saturday 18th May 11-11:30am
0416 799
0415 380 222

As you arrive through the private courtyard entry, to the solid timber front door, you are greeted with an abundance of space and natural light. With high ceilings and high-quality finishes throughout, the clever use of concrete, stone, timber, and glass, makes living here a dream. This clever design offers separate spaces throughout with a large TV/games room to the front of the home overlooking the front private courtyard, with beautiful solid timber cabinetry. The light-filled walkway through the center of the home leads you down to the well-appointed

modern kitchen, with a 5m concrete benchtop, high end European appliances, and solid timber cabinetry. There is a well appointed scullery, with stainless steel work tops, wine fridges, additional fridge space, wash basin, and an abundance of storage. The large dining area and family room are perfectly positioned for entertaining, and all overlook the stunning Mooloolah River. Also on the ground level, you will find a beautiful guest room with spectacular water views, separate bathroom and powder room, and a large fully tiled laundry.

Award winning home
Immaculate family home
Mooloolah Island living
First class location
23m waterfront
Direct deep-water access
902m2 lot (approx.)
Close to SCUH hospital
5 bedrooms
Stunning beaches close by
Private pontoon and jetty
Stunning inground lap pool Price: For Sale Inspect: Saturday 18th May 10-10:30am Richard Scrivener
188 Loren Wimhurst
222 1300 400 777 533
0416 799
0415 380
46 My Weekly Preview | May 16, 2024 Serene location, nestled in Mooloolah Valley with beautiful views and cool breezes. Modern design home with custom-built 10-foot ceilings and open plan living. There is a luxurious kitchen equipped with topof-the-line Smeg appliances and a spacious walk-in pantry. The family space includes a separate media room for children or grandchildren. Tranquil master suite with a walk-in robe and luxurious ensuite bathroom. Ceiling fans and air conditioning throughout. Enjoy gatherings in the alfresco area. A 5kW solar system and a spacious shed. Close to shops, train station, school, and just 20 minutes from the beach. MOOLOOLAH VALLEY 9 Haven Court OPEN Saturday 18th May 10.30-11.00am SALE Offers Over $1,075,000 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257 If it’s time... Think PRIME 4 2 2 1052m2 OFF MARKET / PRE MARKET / ON MARKET / AUCTION BUYERS AGENT Shane Howell Est 2004 Ph 0448 BUYERS (0448 289 377) The Sunshine Coast’s most recommended BUYERS AGENCY 30 minute Discovery Session C O MPLIMENTARY Are you Frustrated, Time Poor or Need Professional Advice? T Es t 20 04 PROPERTY LIFE AT THE
With stunning panoramas never to be built out, this landmark luxury home, designed by award-winning Trevor Reitsma, is perched on 2296sqm at the very top of Buderim’s famed northern escarpment. There’s a view from virtually every room and all bedrooms open out to a terrace or balcony. No expense has been spared in combining flawless designer brilliance, high-end finishes, effortless entertaining options and familyfriendly comfort. This includes expansive indoor/outdoor living spaces and a dedicated games room flowing to the pool terrace. 25 ORME ROAD, BUDERIM 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car For sale: contact agent Ray White Buderim 5445 6088 Judy Wild 0419 798 905 Lew Pottinger 0419 788 547
Lifestyle Acreage Haven With Dual Living Surrounded by natural beauty in a sought-after acreage enclave, this modern home offers a relaxed coastal vibe and a vast array of lifestyle features, plus a self-contained character cottage for dual living. Set on an elevated and usable 1.5 acre block, close to Forest Glen Village and within walking distance of Sunshine Coast Grammar School, this is a property designed for easy family living, yet offering abundant space & privacy. Auction On-site Saturday 1st June at 4:00pm Open For Inspection Saturday 18th May 2:00 - 3:00pm 20 Anning Road, Forest Glen 6341.5 acres Dan Smith 0438 120 776 Dale Woodhams 0481 500 160


This beautifully renovated, prime position home boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a 2 car garage, and sits on a generous 600m2 parcel of land. Enjoy the luxury of a sparkling pool and revel in the abundance of natural light thanks to its north-facing rear yard. Step inside to discover a harmonious blend of modern design and functionality. The open-plan layout creates seamless transitions between living, dining, and kitchen areas, perfect for everyday living and entertaining guests alike. The kitchen features high-quality appliances, stone benchtops and ample storage, making it a joy for home chefs and gatherings. All 5 bedrooms offer privacy and comfort, with 2 ensuited bedrooms for added luxury.

Saturday 25th May at 10:00am On site VIEWING

Saturday 18th May 10:00-10:30am

CONTACT Alan Riley 0422 723 719 Rebecca Fletcher
0404 866 358



Discover the epitome of coastal living at 12 Alkira Street, Buddina. Nestled in a coveted beachside locale in the northern end of one of the most sought after suburbs on the Sunshine Coast, this exceptional mediumdensity development site presents an unparalleled opportunity for savvy investors and astute developers alike. At the heart of this offering stands a charming 3 bedroom home, offering immediate liveability for those seeking to secure now and develop later. With a generous 12m height limit, the canvas is yours to paint – whether envisioning a boutique apartment block, a house-sized duplex, or crafting your dream coastal sanctuary steps from the shore. Plans are available for high-end, single level apartment block of 3.

Thursday 6th June at 4:00pm On site


Saturday 18th May 11:00-11:30am

CONTACT Rebecca Fletcher 0404 866 358 Alan Riley 0422 723 719

Dazzling Luxury Waterfront Home on North Facing 947m2 Block!

Immerse yourself in a lavish lifestyle with this modern contemporary waterfront jewel, nestled in the exclusive Pelican Waters enclave, where spacious 1000m2 blocks are the norm.

Imagine your days filled with invigorating dips in your own magnesium hot spa and resort-style pool, sipping cocktails at your swim-up bar, or relaxing on submerged sun-kissed pool lounges.

And when the sun goes down, the atmosphere lights up with LED floating concrete stairs down to the sunken-lounge fire pit deck. Every night in this waterfront wonder turns into a magical moment. We invite you to come and view this stunning masterpiece.

524947 sqm

17 Stirling Castle Court Pelican Waters Sale | Offers Over $2.95 Million View | Saturday 18th May at 4pm Wednesday 22nd May at 5pm

Daniel Rees 0456 456 753 Melissa Schembri 0403 327 792



Shrouded by pristine national and water conservation parks is Riverpark Estate, this 56-hectare parcel of land with 200-metre wide frontage onto the Noosa River, and its own magnificent four-hectare 6-metre deep dam – offering gentle, peaceful acreage living of the highest calibre that will appeal to nature lovers as well as water sport enthusiasts. Tucked away down a private access road meandering through dense stands of trees (many suitable for milling), the acreage parcel has a two-hectare clear, elevated building site with a prized north-east aspect and potential for incredible water views. e property holds current approvals for a 1,300sqm house (plans available on request). Just imagine what you could build here, your own custom-designed acreage masterpiece nestled amongst nature. Infrastructure on the property includes 32x21m shed with 3-phase power close to entry; a BBQ hut by the dam with gas cooking, hot water and 5.5kW solar power; and 4 x windmills including a very rare large 22-foot windmill, nearly 100 years old. FOR SALE, VIEW BY APPOINTMENT




CRAIG MORRISON 0407 142 027 ZACH FAVELL 0422 290 441



$875,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Grant Smith


$2,250,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car

Next Property Group, Mary-Ann McLoughlin


$1,360,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car

Next Property Group, Mary-Ann McLoughlin


$705,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car

Grant Smith


$790,000 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car

Aura Property Sunshine Coast, Kingsley Ellmer


$1,844,360 / 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car

Next Property Group, Richard Scrivener & Loren Wimhurst


$1,900,000 / 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car


$1,471,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car

Next Property Group, Mary-Ann McLoughlin


$1,900,000 / 5 bed, 3 bath, 3 car

Ray White Caloundra, Natascha Drexel-Munro & Carola Drexel


$850,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Grant Smith


$700,000 / 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Ray White Caloundra, Steve Nelson


$754,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car

Ray White Caloundra, Natascha Drexel-Munro & Carola Drexel


$710,000 / 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car

Ray White Caloundra, Natascha Drexel-Munro & Carola Drexel

12/28 Victoria Terrace, Kings Beach

*As supplied by contributing real estate agencies

Ray White Caloundra, Natascha Drexel-Munro & Carola Drexel For more auction results and property stories visit


Could anyone knowing the whereabouts of Elisabeth Anne Errey (Nee Will) please ask her to contact Oliver White at Cooney Harvey Doney Lawyers by post at 46 Belgrave Kempsey, NSW 2440, email or phone 02 6562 6000.



This immaculate family home is north-facing, deepwater Minyama at its absolute best. Situated in an exclusive, quiet cul-de-sac and nestled behind electric gates, this large and well-constructed home in the highly sought-after suburb will impress. The residence sits comfortably on a large 840sqm lot, with a generous 20m water frontage and private sandy beach – a rare find. With direct ocean access, a private pontoon and jetty and a fully tiled, in-ground pool overlooking the water, this property needs to be viewed to appreciate the high quality that is on offer.

52 My Weekly Preview | May 16, 2024 GARDENING & LAWN MOWINGW AUTO CONCRETE SERVICES TENDERS & PUBLIC NOTICES To advertise here call 5444 0512 TRADES & SERVICES PUBLIC NOTICES CLASSIFIEDS To Advertise here Ph: 5444 0152 Sunshine Coast Car Buyers NEED TO SELL??? Your Car or Commercial If you have a surplus vehicle, can no longer drive or going O/S maybe I can help. NO RWC needed & I come to you! NO waiting around for people who don’t turn up. I’m a local motor dealer with 40 years experience. Call if you think I can help. Steve 0407 788 999 NO Obligation - LMD LOOKING FOR
Public Notice Domestic & Commercial Specialising in DECORATIVE & STENCILLED CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS PATHWAYS SLABS Plain & Exposed Aggregate Decorative Seamless Flooring Concrete Cleaning & Resealing FREE QUOTES & ADVICE Phone Darren 0418 157 998 A/H 5496 7155 QBCC Lic No. 700727 JOSH’S GARDENING SERVICES Certified Horticulturalist 0435 764 233 @joshs_gardens Trustworthy, friendly, hard working gardener. Specialising in working with over 55’s. Garden Services Lawn & Hedge Cutting Planting & Weeding General Maintenance ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ g No job too small PROPERTY
on the
bed, 3 bath, 3 car For sale: contact agent Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
12 Parks Link Court, Pelican Waters
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6.30pm Hard Quiz. (PG)

7.00 ABC News.

7.30 Gardening Australia.

8.30 Silent Witness. (M) The team continues its investigation.

9.30 Gruen. Presented by Wil Anderson.

10.10 Hard Quiz. (PG)

10.40 White Fever. (M) 6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 MOVIE The Bounty Hunter. (2010) (M) Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler. A bounty hunter is assigned

6pm Australian Story.

6.30 Back Roads. (PG)

7.00 ABC News.

7.30 Father Brown. (M)

8.20 Midsomer Murders. (M) A former supermodel is murdered.

9.50 After The Party. (M)

10.35 Shetland. (M)

6.30pm Compass.

7.00 ABC News.

7.30 Call The Midwife. supports an underage mother.

8.30 After The Party. accusation against Phil surfaces.

9.20 The Luminaries. (M) Emery and Anna have a disastrous reunion. 10.15 Shetland. (M)

6.30pm Hard Quiz. (PG)

7.00 News.

7.30 7.30.

8.00 Australian Story: Off Menu –Shaun Christie-David.

8.30 Four Corners. Investigative journalism program.

9.15 Media Watch. (PG)

9.35 Q+A.

6.30pm Hard Quiz. (PG)

7.00 News.

7.30 7.30.

8.00 Tony Armstrong’s ExtraOrdinary Things. (PG)

9.00 Secret Science. Myf Warhurst

9.30 David Stratton’s Stories Of Australian Cinema: Outsiders. (M)

6.30pm Hard Quiz. (PG)

7.00 News.

7.30 7.30.

8.00 Hard Quiz. (PG)

8.30 Gruen. Presented by Wil Anderson.

9.10 QI. (PG) Hosted by Sandi Toksvig.

10.10 Planet America.

6.30pm Hard Quiz. (PG)

7.00 ABC News.

7.30 7.30.

8.00 Restoration Australia: Lamb House, Brisbane.

9.00 Grand Designs: Wye Valley. reservoir.

9.50 Antiques Roadshow.

10.50 To Be Advised.

6pm Seven News. 7.00 Football. AFL. Round 10. Brisbane Lions v Richmond. From The Gabba, Brisbane. 10.30 AFL Post-Game Show.

taking a look back at all the action from the game. 11.00 To Be Advised.

6pm Seven News.

7.00 Farmer Wants A Wife. (PG)

8.30 7NEWS Spotlight. special investigation.

9.30 The Latest: Seven News.

10.00 Code 1: Minute By Minute: The Perth Air Show Disaster. (M)

11.00 Quantum Leap. (M)

6pm Seven Local News.

6.30 Seven News.

7.00 Home And Away. (PG)

7.30 Farmer Wants A Wife. (PG) Hosted by Samantha Armytage.

9.05 9-1-1. (M) Maddie and Chimney’s

10.05 S.W.A.T. (M) 11.05 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG)

7.30 Farmer Wants A Wife. (PG) Hosted by Samantha Armytage. 9.05 Miniseries: The Marlow Murder Club. (M) Part 4 of 4.

10.05 Ambulance: Code Red. (M) 11.05 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Seven Local News.

6.30 News.

7.00 Home And Away. (PG)

7.30 The 1% Club UK. (PG)

8.30 The Front Bar. (M) Takes a lighter look at all things AFL. 9.30 Unbelievable Moments Caught On Camera. (PG) 10.30 The Latest: Seven News.

7pm Home And Away. (PG)

7.30 Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly (PG) 8.30 Crime Investigation Australia: Hero To Hit Man – Lindsey Rose. (MA15+) A look at killer Lindsey Rose. 9.50 Border Security: International. (PG)

6pm 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round11. Manly Sea Eagles v Brisbane Broncos. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 9.55 Golden Point.

10.40 MOVIE Sicario: Day Of The Soldado. (2018) (MA15+)

6pm 9News Saturday.

7.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 11. South Sydney Rabbitohs v North

9.35 NRL Saturday Night Footy Post-Match.

10.00 MOVIE Volcano. (1997) (M) Tommy Lee Jones. A volcano threatens Los Angeles.

6pm 9News Sunday.

7.00 Travel Guides. (PG)

8.40 60 Minutes. Current affairs program.

9.40 9News Late.

10.10 The First 48: Rise Up/ Somebodys Friend. (MA15+) 11.10 Transplant. (MA15+)

6pm 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Summit. (PG) Presented by Jai Courtney.

9.10 Paramedics. (M) Nhi and Carlos treat an overdose patient.

10.10 100% Footy. (M)

11.10 9News Late. 11.40 La Brea. (M)

6pm 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 The Summit. (PG)

8.45 Clarkson’s Farm: Counselling. (M)

9.45 Opal Hunters: Red Dirt Road Trip. (PG)

10.45 9News Late.

11.15 Chicago Med. (MA15+)

6pm 9News. 7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 The Summit. (PG)

8.45 Ski Rescue Downunder. (M) arrival under pressure.

9.45 9News Late.

10.15 See No Evil: I Will Follow. (M) 11.15 The Equalizer. (MA15+)

6pm 9News.

7.00 ACA.

7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 12. Bulldogs v St Dragons.

9.45 Thursday Night Knock Off.

10.30 9News Late.

11.00 Law & Order: Organized Crime. (MA15+) 11.50 The First 48. (M)

6pm Deal Or No Deal.

6.30 The Project.

7.30 Ready Steady Cook. Hosted by Miguel Maestre. 8.30 To Be Advised.

9.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Guests include Catherine Tate.

10.35 10’s Late News.

11.00 The Project.

6pm The Brighter Side: Save. Grow. Dream. Georgie Tunny grills Neil

6.30 The Dog House. (PG) Dogs are 8.30 Ambulance UK. (M) Ambulance

6pm Mastermind Aust.

6.30 News.

7.35 Abandoned Railways From Above. (PG)

8.30 Supertrains: The Race For Speed.

9.30 Secrets Of The Lost Liners: Cap Arcona. (PG)

11.00 To Be Advised. 6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Mysteries From The Grave: Titanic. (PG) A look at the sinking of the Titanic 9.00 The Rise And Fall Of

6.30pm The Sunday Project. A look

7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG) A fresh batch of amateur cooks competes.

8.55 FBI. restaurant.

11.55 The Sunday Project.

6pm Deal Or No Deal. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Aust. (PG)

8.40 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M)

9.40 Mel Buttle: Let Me Know Either Way. (MA15+)

10.50 10’s Late News. 11.15 The Project.

6pm Deal Or No Deal. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG)

8.40 The Cheap Seats. (M) Tim McDonald.

9.40 NCIS. (M)

10.40 10’s Late News. 11.05 The Project.

6pm Deal Or No Deal. 6.30 The Project.

7.30 MasterChef Australia. 8.40 NCIS: Sydney. (M) A Navy

9.40 FBI: International. (M) A

10.40 10’s Late News. 11.05 The Project.

6pm Deal Or No Deal.

6.30 The Project.

7.30 Taskmaster Australia.

8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M)

9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 10’s Late News. 10.55 The Project.

6.30pm News.

7.30 Tulum: The Last City Of The Mayan Empire.

8.30 Philae The Last Temples Of Ancient Egypt. A look at the temples of Philae.

9.30 When Champollion Meets Ramses II. (PG)

10.30 Legendary Castles. (PG)

6.30pm News.

7.35 Tony Robinson’s Marvellous Machines.

8.30 Secrets Of The Tower Of London. an ambitious installation.

9.20 24 Hours In Emergency: Lost In Translation. (M) 10.20 SBS News.

6pm Mastermind Aust.

6.30 News.

7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? (PG)

8.30 Insight. Presented by Kumi Taguchi.

9.30 Dateline: Romania’s Webcam Girls. 10.00 SBS News.

6pm Mastermind Australia.

6.30 SBS World News.

7.30 Alone Australia. participants face food shortages.

8.30 24 Hours In ALDI. history of ALDI supermarkets. 9.25 This Town. (M) Four young friends embark on a musical career. 10.30 SBS World News Late.

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 SBS

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7.30pm Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Matchstick Men. (2003) (M) Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman. 10.25 MOVIE Hedwig And The Angry Inch. (2001) (M) 11.55 Would I Lie To You?

7.30pm Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Live At The Apollo. (M) 9.20 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (M) 10.05 MythBusters. (PG) 10.55 Portlandia. (PG) 11.40

7.30pm Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.00 QI. (PG)

8.30 Louis Theroux Interviews... (M) 9.20 You Can’t Ask That. (M) 9.50 Miniseries: Time. (M) 10.45 Would I Lie To You? (PG) 11.15 Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

7.30pm Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.30 MythBusters. (PG) 9.20 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. (PG) 10.05 Louis Theroux: Law And Disorder In Lagos. (M) 11.05 Would I Lie To You? (PG)

7.30pm Would I Lie To You? 8.30 White Fever. 9.00 10.00 Portlandia. 10.45 Would I Lie To You? 11.15 Would I Lie To You? 11.45 MOVIE Matchstick Men. (2003) (M)

7.30pm Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.30 Miniseries: Time. (M) 9.30 Wreck. (MA15+) 10.20 Wreck. (M) 11.05 Louis Theroux Interviews... (M) 11.50 Would I Lie To You? (PG)

7.30pm Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Hard Quiz. 9.00 Gruen. 9.35 Tomorrow Tonight. 10.05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 10.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway?

10.50 Would I Lie To You?

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country.

6.30pm Pawn Stars. 7.00 AFL: Friday Night Countdown. 7.20 Football. AFL. Round10. Sydney v Carlton. 10.30 AFL Post-Game. 11.15 Armchair Experts. 12am Storage Wars.

7.30pm MOVIE Toy Story 3. (2010) (G) Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack. 9.30 MOVIE Jingle All The Way. (1996) (PG) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad. 11.15 Dating No Filter. (M)

5.30pm The Travelling Auctioneers. 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Take Me Home. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Sliding Doors. (1998) (M) Gwyneth Paltrow. 10.30 MOVIE Music & Lyrics. (2007) (PG)

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.25 CSI: Vegas. (MA15+) 10.20 CSI: Vegas. (M) 11.15 CSI: Vegas. (MA15+)

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Big Bang. 8.00 Big Bang. 8.30 Two And A Half Men. 9.00 Two And A Half Men. 9.30 Two And A Half Men. 10.00 Impractical Jokers. 10.30 Rules Of Engagement.


6pm Heathrow. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Vet. (PG) 7.30 The Yorkshire Vet. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 11.30 The Yorkshire Vet. (PG)

6pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.00 Storage Wars. (PG) 7.30 MOVIE Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. (2017) (PG) Kevin Hart. 9.55 MOVIE Bad Boys. (1995) (MA15+) 12.25am Pawn Stars.

7.30pm MOVIE

Johnny English Reborn. (2011) (PG) Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike. 9.30 MOVIE Austin Powers In Goldmember. (2002) (M) 11.30 Dating No Filter. (M)

3.40pm MOVIE The Big Country. (1958) (PG) 9.45pm MOVIE A Time To Kill. (1996) (M)

6pm JAG. (PG) 7.00 Soccer. A-League Men. leg. Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC. From Central Coast Stadium, NSW. 10.15 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)

6pm The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (M) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 The Big Bang Theory. (M) 10.30 Two And A Half Men. (M)

6.30pm Greatest Escapes To The Country. 7.15 The Vicar Of Dibley. (PG) 8.30 Endeavour. (M) 10.30 Hornby: A Model Empire. (PG) 11.30 The Vicar Of Dibley. (PG)

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Foyle’s War. (M) 10.40 Railroad Australia. (PG) 11.40 Doc Martin. (PG)

7pm Border Security. 7.30 Border Security. 8.00 Border Security. 8.30 MOVIE John Wick: Chapter 3 –Parabellum. (2019) (MA15+) 11.10 MOVIE Annabelle Comes Home. (2019) (M)

6.30pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Outback Opal Hunters. (PG) 8.30 Adventure Gold Diggers. (PG) 10.30 Frozen Gold. (PG) 11.30 Mountain Men. 12.30am American Restoration.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Call The Midwife. (M) 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (M) 10.50 The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard. (PG) 11.50 Bargain Hunt.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.45 Judge John Deed. (M) 10.45 Air Crash Investigations. (PG) 11.45 Bargain Hunt.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Father Brown. (M) 8.30 Shetland. (M) 11.00 Murdoch Mysteries. (M)

6.30pm Pawn Stars. 7.30 Outback Truckers. (M) 8.30 Outback Outlaw Comedian. (MA15+) 9.00 Family Guy. (M) 10.00 American Dad! (M) 10.30 American Dad! 11.00 American Dad!

6.30pm Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 The Force: BTL. (PG) 9.30 World’s Wildest Police Videos. (M) 10.30 Police Code Attack.

6.30pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.00 Football. AFL. Round11. Western Bulldogs v Sydney. 10.30 AFL Post-Game. 11.00 MOVIE Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans. (2009) (MA15+)

7.30pm MOVIE Troy. (2004) (M) Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Diane Kruger. 10.45 MOVIE The Mod Squad. (1999) (M) Giovanni Ribisi, Claire Danes, Omar Epps.

6pm Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 8.40 MOVIE What Happens In Vegas. (2008) (M) Cameron Diaz. 10.40 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.50 The Nanny. (PG)

6pm Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Matrix Revolutions. (2003) (M) Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss. 11.05 Seinfeld. (PG)

6pm Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Bridget Jones’s Diary. (2001) (M) Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth. 10.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.30 The Nanny. (PG)

6pm Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Survivor 46. (PG) 10.30 MOVIE Those Who Wish Me Dead. (2021) (MA15+) Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Hoult, Jon Bernthal.

4.25pm MOVIE The War Wagon. (1967) (PG) 6.30pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Gran Torino. (2008) (M) Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang. 11.00 Chicago Med. (MA15+)

5.30pm The Travelling Auctioneers. 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (M) 8.40 Harry Wild. (M) 10.40 London Kills. (M) 11.50

5.30pm The Travelling Auctioneers. 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 New Tricks. (M) 8.40 Agatha Christie’s Marple. (PG) 10.40 A Wedding And A Murder. (M) 11.40 New Amsterdam. (M)

5.30pm The Travelling Auctioneers. 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 As Time Goes By. 8.40 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.40 A+E After Dark. (M) 11.40 Footy

5.30pm The Travelling Auctioneers. 6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 RBT. (M) 8.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 Police After Dark. (M) 11.30 Murders At The Boarding House.

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 11.15 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)

6pm The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (M) 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 9.00 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 South Park. (M) 11.00 South Park. (MA15+)

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 10.20 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.15 Evil. (MA15+)

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Big Bang. 8.00 Big Bang. 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 9.00 Two And A Half Men. (M) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 The Neighborhood.

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (PG) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.25 FBI. (M) 11.15 48 Hours. (M)

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Big Bang. 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 10.00 Impractical Jokers. (PG) 10.30 Rules Of Engagement. 11.00 Frasier.

6.30pm Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.00 Soccer. Global Football Week. Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United. From the MCG. 10.15 Bull. (M) 11.10 NCIS. (M)

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.25 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) 10.20 Evil. (MA15+) 11.15 Diagnosis Murder. (M)

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Big Bang. 7.30 Big Bang. (M) 8.00 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 Impractical Jokers. (M) 10.30 Rules Of Engagement.

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Big Bang. 8.00 Big Bang. 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 9.00 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 Impractical Jokers. 10.30 Rules Of Engagement. 1705

Well peeps, I am currently in Melbourne and believe it or not there is a second wave of Covid sweeping through the city. However, it seems to only be affecting women. Symptoms include very large, swollen lips and abnormal eyelash growth not seen since cave man days.  I think they might be suffering swollen chests as well but hard to tell in winter and testing is frowned upon. For us? Waves are around so get amongst it and wear a mask!

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