My Weekly Preview Issue 810. May 30, 2024

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From the editor

June 5 is World Environment Day. It’s a poignant reminder of the critical need to protect and preserve our planet for future generations.

This annual event serves as a global platform to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage action to safeguard the Earth’s natural resources.

It’s so important that we all play our part in nurturing a healthier planet. That could be through small, everyday actions such as reducing waste and conserving energy, or bigger initiatives such as advocating for policy changes and supporting conservation projects.

Each of us has a role to play in building a more sustainable future.

This week, journalist Lucinda Dean shares the significance of the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area becoming a biosphere in 2022 and how you can get involved at a grassroots level in future-proofing our extraordinary region.

Plus, we bring you the second edition of our Women in Business feature, packed with great tips and advice from some of the Coast’s most successful trailblazers.



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The state government flags a possible boost to its financial commitment towards the Beerburrum-Nambour upgrade. WORDS: Steele Taylor.

The state government could soon bolster its funding for a rail upgrade on the Sunshine Coast, after the federal government announced it would provide a cash injection.

A spokesperson for the Department of Transport and Main Roads says the state government is contemplating increasing its financial commitment to the Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade (Stage 1) project.

Funding could be announced within a month.

“The Queensland government is currently considering an increase to the existing $160.8 million commitment as part of the upcoming state budget (June 11),” the spokesperson says.

Further input of about $226.9 million

would fully fund Stage 1 and allow work to start in earnest.

The project recently received a $226.7 million injection from the federal government, which boosted its input to $616.7 million, after costs had blown out from $550.8 million to $1.0044 billion.

The B2N project will include major upgrades along the rail corridor from Beerburrum to Nambour.

Stage 1 is expected to include track duplication between Beerburrum and Beerwah, three new bridges, three level crossings, three park ’n’ ride expansions and a new bus interchange at Landsborough Station.

The federal government quietly announced its enhanced funding recently, which was overshadowed by a

$300 million funding announcement for Olympic Games venues at Kawana.

But a federal budget document touted the importance of the track.

“(It will) deliver improved capacity and reliability, reduce travel times and support increased rail patronage for passengers and freight, alleviating pressures on the congested Bruce Highway,” it stated.

The federal government also recently pledged a further $1.15 billion towards the Direct Sunshine Coast Rail Line (Stage 1) to ensure a dual track will be built from Beerwah to Caloundra.

The state government spokesperson welcomed the federal government’s latest commitment to the B2N upgrade.

The spokesperson also highlighted the importance of the line.

“The upgrade will provide a range of benefits for the community by increasing track capacity and improving reliability on the North Coast Line, reducing travel times for passengers and freight in the growing Sunshine Coast region,” they said.

Early works were completed last year, with the delivery of park ’n’ ride facilities at Landsborough and Nambour stations, 300 car parks at Landsborough and 50 car parks at Nambour, a bus interchange at Landsborough Station and a realigned 1km section of Steve Irwin Way near Glass House Mountains.

The project is in the pre-construction and design phase.

John Holland Queensland and Seymour Whyte were appointed to undertake enabling works and finalise the detailed design for the Stage 1 rail duplication and associated roadworks.

Main works for Stage 1 will duplicate the section of track between Beerburrum and Beerwah, address level crossings on the alignment, expand the park ’n’ ride facility in Beerburrum and

undertake roadworks. Detailed design is expected to be completed this year.

“The timing for delivery and staging of construction works will be finalised following the completion of detailed design and after a construction contract is awarded,” the spokesperson said.

Construction of Stage 1, which is expected to support more than 333 jobs, is due to be completed in 2027.

But uncertainty surrounds planned future stages of the B2N Rail Upgrade, including further improvements to the rail corridor and a possible duplication of the line between Beerwah and Nambour.

The Nambour Men’s Shed was told it had to move from its base next to the rail line in Nambour, while sports venues could also make way for a duplication.

“Future stages of the upgrade will be confirmed as part of the $6.25 million duplication study,” the spokesperson said.

“This study will review demand to develop a blueprint for investment on the North Coast Line beyond the completion of B2N Stage 1 to 2046.

“The pathway to full duplication will also be considered within this study.”

The B2N upgrade is expected to be just one part of improved transport in the region.

“B2N forms part of broader TMR planning for an integrated transport network that connects Sunshine Coast communities and joins the Direct Sunshine Coast Rail Line and Sunshine Coast Public Transport projects that are being planned together now to increase public transport opportunities for the growing Sunshine Coast community,” the spokesperson said.

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1911 – The first Indianapolis 500 is held. Ray Harroun won the first running of the 500-mile automobile race, which is today one of the world’s most-prestigious sporting events.

1961 – The Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated. El Jefe had been the Dominican Republic’s president for 31 years. Despite the assassination, the intended removal of the dictatorship in the Caribbean country failed as the ruler’s son, Ramfis Trujillo, soon stepped into his father’s shoes.

1962 – Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem is premiered. The work was performed for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, which had been destroyed in World War II.

2011 – Germany abandons nuclear energy. The government’s decision followed the nuclear meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima power plant and years of protests and activism by the powerful anti-nuclear movement.

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With World Environment Day on June 5, it’s timely to reflect on what it means for us to live in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. WORDS: Lucinda Dean.

UNESCO designated the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area a Biosphere Reserve in 2022.

It sits south of the Noosa and Great Sandy Biosphere Reserves, making the entire Sunshine Coast the only place in the world where three UNESCO Biosphere Reserves coexist.

Collectively, they form a biosphere corridor which stretches along more than 100km of pristine coastline from Tin Can Bay, to south of Caloundra, and inland to the hinterland, as south as the Glass House Mountains.

But what exactly is a biosphere?

In essence, a biosphere is an area of natural beauty, which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognises as an international site of excellence. It’s a place

where people live, work and play sustainably alongside an active commitment to ecosystem conservation and preservation for future generations.

Still, it’s one of those nebulous terms which can mean different things to different people.

Deputy Mayor Maria Suarez says everyone has a role to play in our biosphere, as one small change today could create a ripple effect across our communities.

“It could be as simple as picking up litter from our beaches during your afternoon walk,” Deputy Mayor Suarez says.

“It could be giving home composting a go to get your garden thriving.

“It could be checking in on your neighbour or starting a social group to bring people in your area together.

“... one small change today could create a ripple effect across our communities”

Deputy Mayor Maria Suarez

“It could be buying local or finding interesting and creative ways to make your business more sustainable and then sharing your learnings far and wide.”

The community is invited to connect with each other and learn more about what it means to live in the Sunshine Coast Biosphere through a series of upcoming conversations to be hosted by Sunshine Coast Council: “Creating connections: exploring the Sunshine Coast Biosphere with our community”.

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Sunshine Coast Council forged a partnership with the State Government and Unitywater in 2019 to manage the Maroochy River floodplain in an adaptive and sustainable way, now and 80 years into the future.

Called Blue Heart, the project encompasses a 640-square kilometre catchment area between the Blackall Range and the Coral Sea. Its headwater streams flow from the hills onto the floodplain and joining the Maroochy River estuary, which stretches 25km between Yandina and Maroochydore.

The project gets its name from the literal heart shape that forms when floodwater spills out onto the floodplain after major rainfall.

Deputy Mayor Suarez says the floodplain provides critical floodwater storage for the lower Maroochy River, which we saw in action during the 2022 floods. The area temporarily stored floodwater before slowly releasing it, which lowered the impacts on downstream coastal communities.

In dry times, tidal flows bring salty water up the river and into its connected waterways, and then back out again.

The science suggests that climate change and rising sea levels will impact these cycles of wet and dry, resulting in larger tracts being reclaimed by nature.

“It’s important we plan for climate change-driven challenges like increased

rainfall, flooding and permanent sea level rise, and the Blue Heart is a major part of this long-term planning for the lower Maroochy River catchment,” Deputy Mayor Suarez says.

Impacts from historical use of the land and old cane farming practices are still being felt today.

From the 1900s until 2003 when the regional sugar mill closed, cane farmers would cut deep channels down to the estuaries to drain fresh water off their fields and gate them to prevent tidal waters coming back in.

Some of these drains and tidal gates have degraded over time and some have been opened in recent years, which has brought more salty water into the floodplain with rising tides.

Consequently, these areas are slowly being reclaimed as mangroves and salt marsh vegetation areas.

Deputy Mayor Suarez says Blue Heart partners were working to protect the most-critical areas of the floodplain, establish wetland and floodplain ecosystems, improve water quality in the Maroochy River, provide recreation opportunities for the community, and investigate and support new uses for rural and agricultural lands including economic opportunities for landholders such as blue carbon farming.

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From now until June 16, Sunshine Council invites you to have your say on the proposed establishment of a Dark Sky Reserve, which would include the townships of Maleny, Mapleton, Montville, Witta, Flaxton and Conondale.

The proposed reserve area encompasses 873 square kilometres in the Mary River Catchment and connected national parks, covering 38 per cent of the Sunshine Coast local government area.

Dark skies are important for: our health and wellbeing; protecting wildlife that move and feed at night; reducing carbon emissions; and promoting astro-tourism, which supports local businesses. There are just six Dark Sky Reserve locations around the


world, including central Idaho (United States), the Murray River (Australia), Mercantour (France), Aoraki Mackenzie (New Zealand), Brecon Beacons (Wales) and the Rhon Mountains (Germany).

Division 10 Councillor David Law says there will be no mandate for residents and businesses to change their lights or to switch off lights. Rather, it’s all about smarter lighting.

“There is a monumental difference a well-designed, fit-for-purpose light can make, whether it’s a public streetlight or a lamp for your garden path,” Cr Law says.

“We’re encouraging our community to get involved and consider the small changes that are in your power: making sure your outdoor lighting is useful, targeted, low-level, controlled and warm coloured wherever possible.”

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Find out how researchers across the Sunshine Coast are partnering with citizen scientists to increase scientific knowledge, collect data and share stories with the aim of monitoring and protecting our biosphere.

Hear from keynote speaker Tyson Yunkaporta – the acclaimed First Nations author of Sand Talk and Right Story, Wrong Story – about how story is at the heart of everything, and Earthwatch CEO Fiona Sutton Wilson on how global challenges are being tackled at a local level.

What: The Sunshine Coast Open Data Expo – a free interactive event.

When: Wednesday, June 19, 9am-2pm.

Where: Doonan Creek Environment Reserve, 219 Doonan Bridge Road, Verrierdale.

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Residents are becoming increasingly frustrated with personal mobility device users putting lives in danger. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.

It’s an issue we can’t scoot away from. E-scooters continue to cause havoc on local roads and paths as some users flout rules, putting themselves and others in danger.

While local police continue to issue fines to those caught in the wrong, Sunshine Coast locals are fed up with near-misses and reckless riders.

Maroochydore resident Mark Stanley says e-scooters on the Coast are “out of control”, having witnessed several “close calls”.

“My wife and myself walk and jog every second day in many different locations on the Sunshine Coast and have noticed that these e-scooters represent a major … risk to themselves and pedestrians in many locations,” Mr Stanley says.

“They seem to ignore all the laws – I would say that just one in 10 wear the mandatory helmet, most speed well

beyond the approved limits on the footpaths, many are looking at smartphones mounted on the handlebars while riding, and they provide no warning when they quietly race up behind you at great speed on a footpath.

“We have had many close-calls from out-of-control e-scooter riders, and on the major roads have witnessed some speeding at more than 60kmh and ignoring traffic signals and so on.”

Mr Stanley says those disobeying the rules are “irresponsible and dangerous” and believes more needs to be done to help police identify offenders: “We need these e-scooters and e-bikes to be registered and have a small number plate displayed on the rear so riders and offenders can be identified.”

A Department of Transport and Main Roads spokesperson tells My Weekly Preview it is unlikely that registration would

be implemented for e-scooters.

“Registration has been considered several times and it has been conclusively determined that the administrative and regulatory costs to both users and government outweigh any benefits of such a scheme,” the spokesperson says.

“E-scooters are not required to be registered in any Australian jurisdiction and this is the same as for bicycles and other small recreational vehicles.

“A lack of registration is not a barrier to police enforcement of illegal e-scooter use.

“Police can and do enforce e-scooter riders who do the wrong thing and regularly issue fines for behaviours such as not wearing a helmet, speeding, riding on prohibited roads, carrying passengers, and general road rule breaches such as failing to comply with signs and traffic lights.

“Since new safety rules came into place for e-scooters in late-2022, police have issued more than 5000 fines to e-scooter riders who choose to do the wrong thing.”

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson is reminding everyone of the laws surrounding e-scooters.

“Designed for single person use only, an e-scooter is not permitted to travel faster than 25kmh, with the maximum allowable speed for riders on a shared path or footpath being 12kmh,” they say.

“Riders must also be aware that PMDs can only be used on paths and roads where the speed limit is 50kmh or less and are not permitted to travel on a main road or highway. Other safety measures include a person riding an e-scooter having to wear a helmet at all times, not drinking and riding and not using a mobile phone while in motion.”

Sunshine Coast companies Sidelines Traffic and Oggy E-Scooters are developing an e-scooter education program as part of a federal government road safety initiative.


The number of presentations to Sunshine Coast public hospital emergency departments (EDs) has jumped 12 per cent in the first quarter of this year compared with last year.

More than 59,900 patients sought care at Sunshine Coast emergency departments between January and March – up more than 6500 on the same period in 2023.

But the State Opposition is pouncing on the release of the emergency department figures to highlight issues with ambulance ramping at hospitals.

An Opposition media release outlines that ambulance ramping at Nambour Hospital rose by 5.5 per cent on the previous quarter to 45 per cent, four per cent to 36 per cent at Gympie, and 2.2 per cent to 35.2 per cent at Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Meanwhile, waiting times across all categories remained steady at 16 minutes, despite the surge, and 100 per cent of critical care patients were seen within the crucial two-minute window. A Sunshine Coast Health spokesperson is putting the rise in emergency presentations down to the population increase, a high number of respiratory virus cases and the holiday period.

The region’s hospitals have also seen an increased number of patients for elective surgery. The number of patients who received elective surgeries in the first quarter of the year was 3630 – 17 per cent more than the same quarter in 2023.

“Demand on our EDs continues to increase, and we can see our patient flow initiatives are making a difference in supporting our teams to effectively manage the increase in patients,” Sunshine Coast Health chief executive Dr Peter Gillies says.

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It’s Wednesday night at St Peter’s Anglican Church in Maroochydore and 101-year-old Mary Norris is hard at work.

At her station, she peels the vegetables for the weekly community dinners offered to anyone who needs a meal, company and a welcoming place.

Ms Norris has been a stalwart of the kitchen roster for about 13 years and says it’s a highlight of her week.

“I look forward to it. Every Wednesday night we’re on, because I’m with a nice bunch of ladies and we have a nice crowd of people come in,” she says.

“The first day it opened, I came in and started with them.

“I’d come up here and retired and I just wanted to get out and do some charity work.

“I lost my husband at an early age. He was a returned (service) man. So, I’ve had to look after myself since then.”

The small kitchen is bustling with volunteers and benches are stacked with ingredients – many donated by local businesses and organisations.

When the doors open, community members stream in for a feed and a friendly chat with Ms Norris as she serves up at the counter.

“It’s company for me and I feel I’m doing something to help someone who needs it,” she says.

“I just hope I can keep doing it for a bit longer.”

While Ms Norris is the vegetable peeler, others in the kitchen have their own ways to contribute.

“We’ve all got our own certain jobs we get into, and we always automatically do them of a night,” she says.

Ms Norris says volunteering has helped her keep happy, healthy, social and active in the community and encourages others to consider doing the same.

“Keep on doing what you’re used to doing,” she says.

“When you start saying, ‘I can’t do it’, then you decide you won’t do it.”

In the wake of National Volunteer Week (May 20 to 26), many volunteers across the region are being recognised for their contributions.

STEPS Group is thanking its team of more than 70 volunteers who help provide opportunities to young adults with autism and disabilities.

STEPS Group managing director Carmel Crouch says she is extremely grateful to the team of volunteers who make a positive difference to students and staff.

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to every single volunteer who not only dedicate their precious time to STEPS, but also provide valuable life experiences and skills that help to inspire and uplift everyone they meet,” Ms Crouch says.

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A young Caloundra martial arts champion is set to compete at the upcoming world championship. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.

He is an Australian champion at just 16 years of age and now Travis Morgan is ready to take on the international stage.

The Caloundra teenager is a six-time gold medal winner across a raft of events within the Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) world, including at the 2023 national championships last August.

This weekend, Travis will compete in the United States at the 2024 IBJJF World Championship – the largest and

most-competitive BJJ tournament in the world.

BJJ is a self-defence martial art and combat sport based on grappling and ground fighting.

Different to ‘striking’ martial arts, no kicking or punching is involved in BJJ. Instead, it focuses on getting an opponent to the ground in order to neutralise possible strength or size advantages through groundfighting techniques.

Like other martial arts, BJJ has a

ranking system and awards a person different coloured belts to signify increasing levels of technical knowledge and practical skill.

Travis is at a blue belt level and will compete in his division in the 58.5kg weight class at the championships, which are on from May 29 to June 2 at Long Beach, California.

Travis only began the sport two years ago at SJJA Caloundra and says he will be excited to see the best of the best compete in California.

He says to be competing is “mind blowing”.

“I started two years ago and since then, I have been training as much as I can every day,” he says.

“Competing at the world championship has been my biggest dream since I started my jiu-jitsu journey and it’s a dream come true that I will be competing this year.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to test myself against the best in the world and see how far I can go in the sport.”

The young athlete is now a coach himself, passionate about sharing his love of the sport with other students and diligently managing his Year 11 studies at school.

“For me to train, I’ll either train in the morning at 6am at jiu-jitsu then go to school, or I’ll go and train in a weights gym.

“Then after school, I come straight to (SJJA Caloundra) and teach ’til about 7pm.”

Travis’s coach Maverick Santos is an experienced BJJ athlete himself, with 17 years’ experience.

Competing at the same event in California more than a decade ago, he is looking forward to returning

in a coaching capacity.

“The same competition Travis is going to, I went to 11 years ago as a competitor and now I’m going back as a coach, which is a very special moment to myself,” he says.

“Having the opportunity to take my student and be back there coaching and helping him make his dream come true is very rewarding.”

Santos came to Australia from Brazil in 2019 to help his close friend, fellow BJJ champion and SJJA founder Bruno Almeida Alves.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to test myself against the best in the world and see how far I can go in the sport”

With SJJA gyms in New South Wales, Alves wanted to expand into Queensland. So, Santos opened SJJA Caloundra, and later SJJA Kawana.

“Within our first year, we had reached 100 students,” Santos says.

“Nowadays we have two facilities that run six days a week and we are teaching over 250 students.

“The gym we have is a very family-friendly gym and we’ve created a community.”

Santos says 70 per cent of his students are children, and they all look up to coach Travis: “He has become a real role model.”

Travis is set to begin competing from Friday, May 31.

At Inclusive Kids we are have teamed up with businesses such as Cricks Volkswagen to ensure we assist as many kids across the Coast by providing a 100% dried fruit pack, known as the ‘Fuel for School - Power Pack.’ Fuel for School is not a silver bullet and won’t solve the long-term problem of food insecurities and family budget shortfalls, but it is a reserve pack of highly nutritious, Queensland sourced fruit that will allow a teacher who recognises the signs of a child’s hunger to respond. Let’s join hands and put smiles on kids faces by providing them with the fuel they need to learn and thrive.

For only $2.50 you can help a child in need receive a power pack so they can concentrate and stay engaged at school.

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Maverick Santos and Travis Morgan


Pie of Origin challenge brings out the big guns of pastry favourites.

It’s that time of year again as one of the biggest rivalries in Australian sport kicks off, and with it comes a much-loved local fundraiser.

While Queensland and New South Wales go head-to-head for the 2024 State of Origin, Beefy’s Pies will once again kick

off its annual Pie of Origin.

This year, Beefy’s will raise money for the 92.7 Mix FM Give Me 5 appeal to support Sunshine Coast families and their children.

With a $25,000 fundraising goal, Beefy’s is launching its Big Queenslander

Pie for the Origin season.

The Big Queenslander is a jumbo take on Beefy’s award-winning signature steak pie.

And $1 from each pie sold will to go to the campaign.

Beefy’s general manager Jason Lyons says with the annual campaign now in its ninth year, he hopes for the biggest pie season yet.

He says with the 92.7 Mix FM Give Me 5 celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2024, the milestone has inspired the Beefy’s fundraising challenge.

“We’ve got a $25,000 fundraising target, and $1 from the sale of every big Queenslander pie will be donated – that’s 25,000 pies,” he says.

“Our factory is gearing up for a big Big Queenslander Pie season.

“This year, Beefy’s is proud to partner with 92.7 Mix FM for their Give Me 5 Appeal, which raises money for family health services on the Sunshine Coast, including medical equipment and extra health services to support kids in times of need. There’s simply no better way to celebrate this State of Origin series and cheer Queensland to victory – whether at home or at a mate’s place – than with a Beefy’s Big Queenslander Pie.”

Pie of Origin kicks off on May 31 and will run until late July at all Beefy’s stores.


It’s one of the oldest most traditional sports in Chinese history, and now dragon boat racing is set to make its mark on the Sunshine Coast.

The inaugural Sunshine Coast Dragon Boat Festival is on Saturday, June 8.

A dragon boat is a human-powered watercraft originating from the Pearl River Delta region of China’s southern Guangdong Province. The modern era of the now international sport began in Hong Kong in 1976. Today, boats are typically made of carbon fibre, fibreglass and other lightweight materials.

Arts and Culture Federation of the Sunshine Coast will host the event, which coincides with the traditional Chinese holiday, known as Dragon Boat Festival.

During the local festivities, there will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy –including dragon boat racing, cultural performances, food, markets, family games and a variety of children’s activities. Events will take place from 9am to 10am at Sunshine Plaza, and 10am to 2pm at Cotton Tree Park.

Dragon Boat racing is taking off around the region with several local clubs offering the sport. Recently, members of Kawana Powerblades Dragon Boat Club represented Queensland at the 2024 Australian Dragon Boat Championships.

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Sunshine Coast’s Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) recently held its first meeting for the year, where I took on the role of chair.

The LDMG plays a fundamental role in the region’s preparation and the coordination of resources before, during and after natural and man-made disasters.

The meeting was an invaluable opportunity to meet with the local disaster and emergency leaders to gain an insight into all operations.

It is important that everyone understands their role and works together, so that when there is a major weather event or an emergency, the team works with optimal efficiency to support our community.

Having listened to the emergency group presentations and seeing first-hand the dedication and professionalism of the local disaster and emergency teams at the LDMG, I’m heartened and confident that our community continues to be in safe hands.

Being prepared for the next wild weather event is everyone’s responsibility.

Stay informed with Council’s Disaster Hub:

Connect, trade and save on ASPIRE

You can play a part in diverting tonnes of waste from landfill.

Local businesses and community groups passionate about making a positive impact on the environment and saving money can connect, trade and save on a clever marketplace-style tool.

Thanks to ASPIRE Marketplace, more than 7152 tonnes of waste has been diverted from landfill – equating to 2357 cars off the road for a year.

The digital tool connects businesses, community groups, schools, sports clubs, childcare centres and any entity with an ABN to trade or sell unwanted resources and reduce waste.

There are more than 200 resources available to list and exchange, including timber, sand, furniture, plastic crates,

vinyl offcuts and free mulch currently up for grabs.

ASPIRE is free if you have fewer than 100 full-time staff.

By participating in ASPIRE, you’re not only saving money, you are also reducing carbon emissions and helping to build a more sustainable future, one exchange at a time.

Local success story:

When Ajay Dharam, owner of Strong Street Containers in Baringa, needed essential and affordable material for his new facility, he turned to ASPIRE for solutions.

“ASPIRE to me is one of the best platforms I’ve ever come across. I was able to source conveyor belts, office and

kitchen furniture and intermediate bulk containers which saved me around $7000,” he says.

With plans to expand and serve even more of the community, Ajay is a shining example of the positive impact ASPIRE can have on local businesses and the environment.

Visit Sunshine Coast Council’s website and search for ‘ASPIRE’ to find out more.

In the forest, no one species can survive on its own or is more important than another. It takes teamwork for the forest to grow. Discover how Mary’s team works together to help the forest thrive.

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Sunshine Coast Council is proposing to establish a Dark Sky Reserve in parts of our hinterland, with the community now invited to provide feedback on the proposal.

About 15,000 residents live in the proposed reserve area, including the townships of Maleny, Mapleton, Montville, Witta, Flaxton and Conondale.

Dark skies, with plenty of visible stars, are important for retaining the character of our hinterland, community wellbeing, hinterland businesses, wildlife and more.

Division 5 Councillor Winston Johnston says stars in the sky are etched into the hinterland identity.

“We’re seeking to understand what our dark skies mean for all our residents, groups and businesses, and we need to know if our community supports a Dark Sky Reserve,” Cr Johnston says.

Division 10 Councillor David Law says the project would help to nurture and enhance our environment and quality of life.

“We’re encouraging our community to get involved and consider the small changes that are in your power: making sure your outdoor lighting is useful, targeted, low-level, controlled and warm coloured wherever possible,” Cr Law says

Visit Council’s Have Your Say website to provide your feedback before June 16.

For our community: landmark funding for Sunshine Coast’s Olympic venues

Construction work to start on $148m stadium expansion later this year as ‘game-changing’ government funding is allocated.

Three Sunshine Coast sporting venues have been given the green light to progress to tender following a funding commitment of almost $300 million by the Queensland and Australian governments.

The funding signals the largest-ever investment in community sporting infrastructure in the region.

A $148 million Sunshine Coast Stadium expansion, a $142 million new Indoor Sports Centre in Kawana and a

$14 million Mountain Bike Centre at Parklands are on track to be delivered in 2027.

Construction of the Sunshine Coast Stadium Expansion is planned to start later this year.

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Rosanna Natoli says funding for the three sporting venues is a game-changer for the region and a direct and welcome result of our role as Co-Host City of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“The funding announcement follows years of research and planning and will deliver lasting economic and social

benefits before, during and after hosting the Games,” Mayor Natoli says.

“These venues will provide highquality competition and training facilities for our local athletes, increase participation in sports and recreation across the region, and will have capacity to host major sporting events.”

The planning and design phase of the Sunshine Coast Indoor Sports Centre and Mountain Bike Centre will continue to progress, with construction of those two venues proposed to start in 2025 and 2026, respectively.


If you walk or ride a bike to get around, then you’re using active transport.

Active Transport aims to foster healthy, smart and creative solutions to how we live and move around the region. It also encourages people to spend more time walking and riding and less time in cars.

Sunshine Coast Council wants to hear from residents about how it can better meet the needs of our growing

community as part of its review of the 2011 Active Transport Plan.

Community feedback is needed to identify what might be stopping people choosing active transport and identify ways to improve safety and accessibility. The new Active Transport Plan will help Council achieve its goal of delivering a connected, safe and efficient transport system by 2041.

Share your view at Council’s Have Your Say website before June 17.

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Best foot forward for charity

Four Sunshine Coast residents have raised $10,600 for Noosa disability support service and charity Sunshine Butterflies. Earlier this month, Angelika Hannon, Stacey Bitz, Raechelle Finch and Gail Murphy competed in the Lake Argyle 20-kilometre team event to support Sunshine Butterflies. The not-for-profit charity provides a range of recreational, educational and life skills programs from a six-hectare community facility at Cooroibah for individuals of all ages living with a disability. Garden club meetings

The Pelican Waters Garden Club meets

on the first Monday of the month for gardening talks and friendship. Members hear from guest speakers and enjoy outings, including an annual mystery trip, plant competitions, raffles and stalls. The next meeting is on June 3 at Pelican Waters Tavern. Doors open at 9am. Email pelicanwatersgarden for more information.

VIEW Club’s next meeting

The Buderim View Club raises money for The Smith Family and the Learning For Life program, currently supporting eight students. Lunch meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be held on June 5 from 11am at the Buderim Tavern. Cost is $30. New or interested members can contact Gail at For more information on VIEW clubs, visit

Feedback on community strategy

Sunshine Coast residents are invited to provide their feedback on the draft refreshed Community Strategy and Action Plan 2024-29. The strategy aims to encourage healthier and more-active lifestyles, ensure community connection, create vibrant and connected places and spaces and celebrate First Nations culture and heritage. The strategy has undergone a

Rheumatology Research Unit

Sunshine Coast

Do you wish to take part in a trial for a potential new treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The trial is testing a combination oral drug containing CBD and/or Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate

Who can take part in this study?

• Are you aged 18 or over?

• Have you been medically diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at least 3 months ago?

• Have you been on stable treatment excluding Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate for the last 3 months? What do you need to know?

• Are you able to attend monthly on-site clinic visits?

• Are you able to complete a daily diary for compliance and symptom reporting?

• Are you able to self-administer trial medication?

How long will the study take?

• The expected study duration is up to 24 weeks, not including a screening visit to determine eligibility.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in helping to advance future treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis, please contact the email below for further information:

refresh after vital feedback from more than 1800 community members

Residents can have their say until June 10 at haveyoursay.sunshinecoast.qld. and search for ‘Sunshine Coast Community Strategy Refresh’.

Free infant aquatic program

A hands-on, free, community aquatic education program for infants aged up to four months has launched at BlueFit Swimming Centres in Beerwah, Buderim, Coolum, Cotton Tree, Eumundi and Palmwoods. Splash Time is a 30-minute, sensory-based program purposely designed to introduce infants to the pool environment in a fun, social and nurturing environment. Visit for upcoming session dates and to register.

Sunshine Coast Scrabble Club

The Sunshine Coast Scrabble Club meets at Nambour RSL every Friday at 1pm. Games, while competitive, are low key with an emphasis on enjoying the game in the company of other Scrabble lovers. New players are welcome and are given a gentle introduction with an initial open-book game. For further information, call Trevor on 5445 7770.

Mary Valley Art Festival entries

Entries for the Mary Valley Art Festival are now open. The Mary Valley Art

Festival provides an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents, while vying for their share of $11,500 in prizemoney. The festival will be held from July 25 to 28 at the Imbil Public Hall. Artists have until July 8 to enter the festival, with 10 different categories available. Visit to complete an entry form.

Foundation community grants

Applications for the Buderim Foundation’s annual Community Grants Program for 2024 are now open. Grants of up to $10,000 will be available for local organisations with initiatives that make a positive impact on the local Buderim community. Last year, more than $97,000 in grants were awarded to 21 local organisations. Successful applicants will be announced at the foundation’s 2024 annual Community Grants Celebration on September 15. Entries close on July 1. Visit for information, entry guidelines and to apply.

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Coolum Beach Breakers Junior AFL will receive long-overdue changerooms, thanks to a $350,000 grant.

Club president Tyson Smalley says the state government funding will be a game changer for the Breakers.

“We are ecstatic to hear of our success for this grant,” Mr Smalley says.

“We’ve been in need of changerooms for a long time now and finally we’ll be able to provide a safe space for all our kids and opposing teams.

“This could not have come at a better time, considering the rapid growth in AFL, particularly female participation.

“We’re also grateful for the support we’ve received from Coolum State High to host us on their grounds and now, with this grant and the additional financial support from AFL Queensland ($150,000) and (Sunshine Coast) Council ($50,000), we can finally provide changerooms for our kids.”

Ninderry MP Dan Purdie says years of advocacy has finally paid off for the club, which has been ‘crying out’ for basic facilities to support its growing membership. He says the club has experienced significant growth, particularly with the number of girls

taking up the popular sport. The lack of amenities, including changerooms, was becoming a major frustration.

There are also plans for the club to upgrade its facilities further with the council and the state government to eventually deliver new multi-purpose fields at Coolum State High School that will also feature netball facilities.

“We’ve still got a long way to go to bring our facilities up to standard, but I am very confident Coolum’s sporting community will benefit greatly from the larger redevelopment that our local member is assisting with,” Mr Smalley says.

After last year’s feisty competition, the 2024 Mooloolaba Women’s Keelboat Regatta is back again.

The hotly contested event will take place on the Mooloolah River from May 31 to June 2, with crews from up and down Australia’s east coast taking part.

Eight teams will compete on the Mooloolaba Yacht Club’s (MYC) fleet of Elliott 6 keelboats, with the ‘Battle for the Bubbles’ held on the Friday, a qualifying series on the Saturday and the gold and silver fleets’ final on the Sunday.

“The Mooloolaba Women’s Keelboat Regatta – now in its sixth year and with a national Australian Sailing award under its belt – has become one of the mostpopular fixtures on the women’s sailing calendar, and our team of volunteers is looking forward to welcoming back old friends and new teams for this year’s event,” MYC Commodore Kerri Smith says.

“Each year sees exciting tactical racing on the river, which is one of the best venues anywhere for spectators who can easily watch the action from onshore.

“We welcome a broad range of skill levels and ages, and the event has come to be known for both the challenging racing and the very special camaraderie between a great group of women.”

The round-the-buoys fleet racing will be held on a tight and challenging course with spectator viewing opportunities from The Wharf precinct and foreshore. Ms Smith will be hoping to go one better than her second placing in the event in 2023 as part of the Lunasea Team, skippered by former Laser Olympian Danielle Kennedy. The regatta has grown out of the MYC’s successful Women’s Skills Development program, which aims to promote pathways for women to build their racing, cruising and skippering skills in the traditionally male-dominated sport of sailing.

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This engaging musical adaptation of the classic The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett opens with a happy Sara Crewe, heiress to a large fortune. Enrolled at Miss Minchin’s seminary in Victorian England, her life takes a dramatic turn when she receives news of the loss of her father ... and her fortune. Sara is forced by the greedy Minchin to become a servant and live in a wretched attic room. When a mysterious gentleman from India moves next door, curious things begin to happen.

When: Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 7-8.30pm.

Where: BuderimWar Memorial Hall, 1 Main Street, Buderim.

Tickets: $20-$30, via events/landing/1194336.


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.

31 MAY


Sunshine Coast native Tyler Hammill is a singer/ songwriter/guitarist who’s star is on the rise. Hammill has spent the past three years focused on building his catalogue of original music, combining the laid-back vibes of the Sunshine Coast with his enthusiasm for life. With a musical maturity across his melodies and lyrics, a live performance from him leaves audiences with the feeling they’ve witnessed talent far exceeding his age.

When: Friday, May 31, 5pm.

Where: Solbar, 10/12-20 Ocean Street, Maroochydore.

Tickets: Free event.

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The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan. It follows Frederic: a young man mistakenly apprenticed to a band of tender-hearted pirates. Upon reaching his 21st birthday, Frederic falls in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and strives to leave piracy behind. Hilarity ensues with mistaken identities, clever wordplay and catchy musical numbers.

When: Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 7.30pm.

Where: Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina.

Tickets: $68, via events/landing/1163177.

6 - 9 JUNE


The Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival returns in 2024, offering a three-day celebration for music enthusiasts. This year’s festival features bespoke events with internationally acclaimed classical artists, First Nations performers, plus jazz and world musicians in stunning natural locations. Co-directors Lynne Bradley and James Lees aim to make classical music more accessible. When: Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9. Where: Aqua Vista Resort Maroochydore, Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore.

Tickets: Various ticket prices via au/tickets.




The Jazz & Blues Collective presents Rome to Rio, with special guests the Tropical Dance Sextet, featuring Italian, Brazilian and new Spanish songs.

When: Sunday, June 2, 1.30-4pm. Where: Millwell Road Community Centre, 11 Millwell Road East, Maroochydore.

Tickets: $25-$26, via jazz-blues-collective/the-jazz-bluescollective-presents-rome-to-rio-plustropical-dance-sextet.

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The annual three-day Sunshine Coast Show is the oldest inclusive event in the region, celebrating local talents and produce. Families can enjoy livestock exhibitions, wood chop and horse jumping competitions, and interactive activities for children such as patting cows and holding chickens. Explore homemade crafts, ride dodgem cars, grab showbags, and feast on classic treats. Enjoy thrilling rides and live music at the Show Saloon. The event concludes with spectacular fireworks and a laser light show.

When: Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16.

Where: Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Avenue. Tickets: $13-$18, via


Get ready to rock out to all the classic hits of Dire Straits at the Money For Nothin’ Tribute Show. This is a night of incredible music and nostalgia, paying homage to one of the greatest bands ever. Featuring special guests Crazy Diamonds – Pink Floyd Experience, this event promises to be one you won’t want to miss, whether you’re a die-hard fan or looking for a fun night out. When: Wednesday, June 12, 6-9pm. Where: Mooloolaba Music Centre, Kensington Drive, Minyama. Tickets: $33, via and search for ‘Money For Nothin – Dire Straits Tribute Show’.



Collectorama Fair is a treasure lover’s paradise, featuring a vast array of antiques, collectibles and unique retro items. With more than 150 dealers offering everything from high-end antiques to curated collectibles, there is something for everyone. Enjoy food vans, coffee and sweet treats. The venue boasts wheelchair and disabled access. When: Saturday, June 1, 7am-2pm. Where: Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Avenue, Nambour. Tickets: $8 (cash only) per person, with free entry for children.




Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is being held at The Boardroom Mooloolaba. Guests are invited to bring a friend and enjoy a delightful selection of sweet and savoury treats, all in support of the Cancer Council. This significant event raises essential funds for cancer research and support services, making a profound impact on those affected by cancer. It is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause while indulging in delicious food and enjoying great company.

When: Sunday, June 2, 11am-12.30pm. Where: The Boardroom Mooloolaba, 79 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba. Tickets: $30, via events.sunshinecoast.qld.

Gig guide Gig guide


Mike McClellan & Ami Williamson, Eumundi Brewery, 7.30pm

Chey Jordan, Solbar, 7pm

Fat Picnic, The Presynct, 6pm

Tyler Hammill, Solbar, 5pm

Janis Joplin tribute show, Banana Bender Pub, 8pm

ABBA tribute show, TheEvents Centre Caloundra, 8pm

Ben De Boer, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm

Andy V Originals, Alex Surf Club, 4pm

Kerri O’Keefe, Cooroy RSL, 6pm

Garry Hudson, Caloundra RSL, 3.30pm

DJ Mr Sparkle, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm.


The Grogans, Kings Beach Tavern, 8pm

Ben Lee, Eumundi Brewery, 7pm

Cassie Marie, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm

Living in the 80’s, Caloundra RSL, 8pm WildKatz, Palmwoods Hotel, 8.30pm

7 Day Weekends, Beerwah Hotel, 8.30pm

Nanna’s Pie, Alex Surf Club, 7.30pm.


Tune Rangers, Maroochy RSL, 6pm

Tyler Hammill, Alex Surf Club, 1pm.

* All events were correct at time of printing.



Warwick Adeney plays Bruch’s rich and seductive Violin Concerto No. 1 amongst other Romantic-era favourites.

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A nostalgic night of entertainment as your cheeky and charming hosts Geoff and Ben pay tribute to the musical giants of the 1960s.

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Experience the timeless ballet masterpiece. Starring artists of Toowoomba Ballet Theatre, to Tchaikovsky’s mesmerising score. SAT 29 JUN | 7PM


A spectacular tour celebrates the best of everything - the albums, the songs and the exhilarating shows in the last 30 years!

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Recreating the magic of The Beatles with the timeless hits of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr.

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Jane Stephens knows that words matter when it comes to how people react to discussions and actions concerning domestic abuse.

he spotlight this month has been on domestic and family violence: how to better help victims, how to prevent it and how to intervene earlier.

It is a complex, multi-faceted problem as old as society itself that – the statistics and reports tell us – is getting worse. What if a simple way of helping raising awareness was to change our way of talking about it?

When I hear ‘domestic and family violence’, I think physical altercation between those who share an abode or who are kin. But substitute the word ‘abuse’ for ‘violence’ and it means another thing altogether: behaviour that intimidates, humiliates, controls and monitors, as well as physically hurts.

The adoption of the word ‘violence’ restricts the way people view abusive relationships. If they are not being hit and hurt, they may consider that the support and advice proffered this month doesn’t apply to them. Words matter. They impact understanding and select an audience. And ‘violence’ is no longer correct for discussions around these undesirable interactions and behaviours in households and relationships. We know more now. Our

understanding of impacts on humans is better. And we know that domestic abuse is so much more than physical violence. Abuse can inflict internal bruises and ripple out to affect people in ways deep and wide.

The term ‘domestic violence’ also has real impacts on how professionals recognise and respond to abuse. People perceive that without physical violence, their situation is not ‘that bad’, that it is somehow ‘low-level’. The cultural message is that physical pain trumps fear and worry, and that is simply not always the case. The focus on physical violence also puts the spotlight squarely on one person: the victim of the beating. But evidence shows the effects on children and a wider family can also be severe.

Queensland’s courts made 58,314 DV orders last financial year. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare figures show one-in-10 adults nationwide has experienced violence from a partner, and one-in-20 adults from a boyfriend, girlfriend or date. They are sure to be the tip of the iceberg if we start using the correct word for this scourge: ‘abuse’.

DV Connect 1800 811811; Lifeline 131114.

JSami Muirhead revisits her youth at a Jimmy Barnes gig, but discovers her biggest ‘takeaway’ from the experience was about the concert food.

immy Barnes still has it. Big time. Barnsey just rocked Noosa only five months after undergoing open-heart surgery in December.

I was genuinely concerned I would not make the 8.20 pm kick-off time because you will find me at home with my poodles in my lap and a nice glass of Baileys at 8pm most nights.

But the 68-year-old was a stage show of pure energy and charisma as he rocked his hits of which so many are iconic anthems we grew up with – including Working Class Man and No Second Prize. He really is a living treasure, as my friend declared on the night.

The biggest shock of the night out was how much festivals have changed when it comes to food you can buy. The venue was selling traditional fare such as pizzas and good ol’ nachos. But the menu was also very new age and included poke bowls.

If you do not know what a poke bowl is, well it is ‘woke’ bowl of things including sushi rice, salmon, tuna, pickled ginger and fancy mayonnaise. Young people who do not wear socks with their pants enjoy poke bowls. They are very popular to splash

across Instagram because they shout: “I am super healthy and young and beautiful”. But they confuse many of us middleaged parents. My friend was totally outraged at the poke bowl selection on the menu. Selling poke bowls at a Jimmy Barnes gig seems a little like the Pope wearing skinny black jeans or Pamela Anderson wearing a neck-to-toe dress.

Remember the days in our youth when we would go to gigs and eat a dagwood dog and wash it down with cheap cask wine or Stone’s Ginger Wine? The sun would come up as we were getting home and after two hours’ sleep, we would get up and go to work. You could smoke inside at work. No problems. No sore heads.

Not anymore. But there is still life in this old dog yet. After the Jimmy Barnes gig, my friends and I drove home via McDonald’s at Noosa, just like the good old days, and ordered a dozen nuggets to eat at midnight.

This bought me much happiness. Maybe if we had ordered that poke bowl we would not have been craving a chicken nugget hit at the end of the night. You have to live sometimes, right?

Thanks, Barnsey, for the memories.

Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator.

For more from Sami, tune into Mix FM.

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ARIES (MAR 21 - APR 19)

If you can keep your bossy Aries side under control this week, you’ll astound and amaze others with your can-do attitude, creative ideas and talent for leadership. You’re willing to work hard and help others. Just make sure you are generous and inclusive.

LEO (JULY 23 - AUG 22)

Jupiter boosts confidence, so it’s time to think big, especially when it comes to your dreams for the future. Pluto also helps you power ahead with personal changes that could transform your close relationships in wonderful ways. You must be persistent though.


The sun, new moon, Mercury and Venus (plus the Jupiter/Pluto trine) activate your relationship zone and boost your natural Sagittarian inclination to reach out and help others. If you put other people first, then you’ll be rewarded with love, friendship and a warm inner glow.


1. Gruen, the ABC TV show that debates all things advertising, is hosted by which comedian?

TAURUS (APR 20 - MAY 20)

From June 9 until July 20, dynamic Mars and daring Uranus will be transiting through your sign. You need to start planning, so you can make the most of this powerful pairing. It’s time for brave bulls to venture beyond the safety of your home paddock.

VIRGO (AUG 23 - SEP 22)

A work matter or relationship issue is taking up a lot of your time and attention. If you are patient then it will pay off in the long run, but there are no quick fixes. The sun, new moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter encourage you to maintain curiosity and momentum.


The focus is on physical health as the planets stimulate your wellbeing zone. So it’s a good time to shake up your daily routine, improve your diet and find fun ways to boost your fitness levels. Professional and financial progress is also a priority.


You’re full of fantastic ideas as the sun, new moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter all visit Gemini, and your sparky energy goes into overdrive. But if you are too gung-ho and disorganised, then taskmaster Saturn will bring you back down to Earth with a thud.

LIBRA (SEP 23 - OCT 22)

Seven planets (including the new

and Venus) activate your relationship and aspirations zones. So it’s a good time to go on a first date, snuggle up close with your sweetheart or dream up some goals for the future. Passion and purpose will take you far.


As five planets move through your creativity zone, you’re in the mood for avant-garde adventures and bohemian friendships. But remember there’s a fine line between being spontaneously successful and being hastily foolhardy.


Transformation is the name of the game as Jupiter and Pluto boost your personal magnetism – and your ability to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of a difficult situation. A close relationship has the potential to be reborn into a more positive partnership.


This week, Jupiter (planet of prosperity and opportunity) makes a lovely link with your ruling planet, Pluto. This boosts Scorpio confidence and judgement. Lady Luck is poised to knock on your door – especially involving home, family or real estate.

PISCES (FEB 19 - MAR 20)

This week the sun, new moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter highlight your home zone, so it’s time to spruce up your living space and beautify your surroundings. Then invite family and friends around to enjoy the improved, uplifted atmosphere.


2. Clove hitch, bowline and sheet bend are types of what?

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. Traditional Sicilian cannoli are filled with what dairy product?

4. What does the Kelvin scale measure?

5. The novel Fight Club was written by which author?

6. Native to South America, what is the world’s largest rodent?

7. Winner of the 2022 Grammy award for Album of the Year, Jon Batiste (pictured) was previously the band leader on which late night TV program?

8. Created in the US, Wiffle ball is a scaled down version of what sport?

9. Which company produced the first handheld mobile phone?

10. In what year did the TV series The Sopranos air its final episode?

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What is arthritis?

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, characterised by swelling, warmth, redness of the overlying skin, pain and restriction of motion.

There are more than 200 diseases that may cause arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis and other infections.

The most commonly affected areas are the hands and weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, feet and the back. Diet and lifestyle factors

Natural therapies take into consideration that a poor diet over an extended period of time, lack of assimilation of nutrition and toxins forming around the joint that cannot get away can contribute to the symptoms of arthritis.

Chinese medicine views arthritis as a cold condition – particularly rheumatoid

arthritis which tends to create a lot of stiffness and pain.

So, improving circulation to the joints via gentle exercise and herbal medicine can be helpful in removing toxins in the joints and reducing the symptoms of inflammation.

Movement and exercise that is non-weight bearing such as swimming, yoga and stretching can assist in the improvement of the symptoms of arthritis.

Detoxification of these easily congested tissues is an important aim in the treatment of arthritis.

Excessive caffeine, alcohol, refined foods such as sugar and preservatives put extra loads on the body’s ability to remove everyday metabolic toxins from the organs.

When the body becomes toxic, the

body tissues become more acidic, which can have a detrimental effect on the sensitive tissues, linings, cartilage and fluid of the joints.

The more acidic the body tissue, the more chance of degeneration, inflammation and pain in the joints.

A balanced diet that consists of 75-80 per cent of alkalising forming foods such as fruits and vegetables, combined with 20-25 per cent acid forming foods such as meats, dairy and grains, nuts and seeds is helpful in balancing acid/alkaline pH of the body.

A naturopath’s top remedies for joint pain and inflammation:

1. Glucosamine and chondroitin help with cartilage repair and reduce inflammation.

2. Vitamin C may protect against cartilage erosion and promote the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans, working in synergy with glucosamine and chondroitin.

3. The combination of gotu kola, grape seed, ginkgo, Vitamin C and zinc provides support for tissue healing and normal development of connective tissue by increasing blood flow –particularly micro-circulation.

4. Omega 3 fatty acids may be beneficial

to reduce pain and inflammation, as well as stiffness. Up your consumption of fatty fish such as salmon and sardines, as well as algae foods such as nori. Supplementation is a great idea during the cooler months.

5. Boswellia, turmeric, celery seed and ginger have proven anti-inflammatory activity. Turmeric is an antioxidant and ginger is a circulatory stimulant aiding the transport of active constituents to target organs. Celery seed has a strong traditional use for the treatment of arthritic conditions.

6. White willow bark (Salix alba) is one of the oldest herbal remedies for pain and inflammation. It has been used by ancient Egyptian, Roman, Greek and Indian civilisations as an analgesic remedy.

7. Pycnogenol (maritime pine bark) has been used for 2000 years and among some of its uses as an antiinflammatory agent, it has been used in the treatment of pain from arthritic conditions in athletes, as well as in degenerative diseases of all kinds.

Looking after your joints is a bit like looking after your car: they need servicing regularly with good oil, fuel, water and movement daily, so that they continue to work properly, and they serve you for a long time.

The importance of good nutrition is a vital element to good health and wellbeing, particularly the health of your joints.

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CELEBRATING Women in Business

The Sunshine Coast has no shortage of exemplary business women – a sisterhood blazing a trail for our younger generation to follow and look up to. Here at Sunshine Coast Publishing, we are a predominantly female team who are passionate about uplifting, empowering and supporting each other to ensure we deliver a suite of products we can all be proud of.

We are fortunate to have a great support system in our region, including the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network, whose members are driven to empowering women and celebrating their achievements in business.

Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur, freelancer, corporate professional or just starting your business journey, the network is instrumental in helping like-minded business women to connect and thrive.

Females of all ages are making their mark across the Sunshine Coast in a diverse range of industries. So many inroads have been made over the decades to smash the glass ceiling and break down gender-based barriers to success. This week, we bring you the second edition of our inspirational feature, shining the spotlight on some of the region’s brightest stars.

From real estate to law, psychology to health and aesthetics, the backgrounds of the women in this special second edition is remarkable. Their journeys are not just tales of success but also testament to the determination, passion and unwavering commitment to their craft and being the best in their fields.

Whether they are breaking barriers in traditionally male-dominated fields or launching passion-driven businesses that make a difference, these women are demonstrating that success knows no gender bounds.

We uncover their challenges, triumphs and the unique perspectives they bring to a diverse and vibrant business community in our region. Get ready to be inspired and motivated by these extraordinary women who are helping to shape the future of our region.

Thanks to the amazing participants in our Women in Business feature:

• Century 21 on Duporth

• Pathway Legal

• KLM Solicitors

• Network HQ

• Aitken Legal

• Home Sunshine Coast

• Greenhalgh Pickard

ON THE COVER: Seated: Shannon Dawes, Ingrid Nelson. Middle row: Angie Holmes, Danielle Bussa, Shirley Sinclair, Shona Smith, Caitlin Zerafa, Carissa Matthews, Bethan Eaton, Leanda Grambower. Standing: Heidi Birdsall, Kath Hawkins, Morgan Earney. Missing: Dianne Olson, Tina Olson, Candice Holznagel, Karen Le Breton, Melissa Hourigan, Vicky Sheridan, Sue Foster, Janine Hill, Michelle Austin, Sarah Hillman, Anita McEwan.

Abbey Charlton

Abbey Charlton is responsible for the internal and client relations at Greenhalgh Pickard. Alongside this, she leads Eco Brand Marketing as its director, guiding the creation, advancement and implementation of strategic marketing endeavours.

What inspired you to enter your field of work? – I always say I simply fell into marketing. However, when I reflect on my life, my love of writing, analysis and creativity, marketing and business success was always on my trajectory. I have always believed that if you love what you do, you will never classify work as just a ‘job’.

Can you share your journey to becoming a successful businesswoman on the Sunshine Coast? – I am a strong believer that every position I’ve undertaken has been a stepping-stone to equip me with the adequate skills to excel in my next chapter, both professionally and personally. I’m lucky enough to have been empowered through the workplaces I’ve been a part of and fundamentally these skills have been transferable across all industries I’ve worked at and the businesses we get to be involved with today.

How do you balance the demands of your work/personal life? – Work/life balance is essential as you need to give your best self to your work. I have scheduled breaks throughout the year, work a nine-day fortnight and prioritise things that are beneficial for my mental and physical health. Keeping active and having exercise to start the day is a non-negotiable.

What initiatives or support networks are important for empowering and encouraging women in business on the Sunshine Coast?

– Particularly being within the legal and business industry, women need to advocate for their place to be heard and to challenge the norm. There is a large community of women in professional and creative services on the Sunshine Coast that I regularly connect with to share ideas, form

connections and show support for. I believe that creating the opportunity for conversation gives women the space to be confident about their successes, share experiences and grow as professionals. What has been your biggest achievement in business to date? – Starting the marketing company from an organic evolution of marketing for various clients. This was such a momentous step in my career and to be able to put this into fruition has been incredible.

What excites you the most about your industry? – The opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, to build a business that enables brands and businesses to express their values and share their message. It’s exciting to support businesses in emulating what they cannot show themselves, to show the essence of a business through visuals. You can be the best business but without brilliant branding, you cannot express this.

What advice would you offer young aspiring businesswomen in your field? – Strive for what your passionate about, don’t follow the norm but be inquisitive. Challenge yourself because you’re always capable of so much more than you believe in. I think being a women in business is empowering and rewarding. To be the loudest voice in the room doesn’t always equate to the most intelligent. I’ve learned a lot through observing and pivoting.

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Home Sunshine Coast principal Kate Jewry and property consultant Jess Ruskin are passionate about property and people. With a wealth of experience between them, they share what inspires and drives them and how they have achieved such a great success story.

What inspired you to enter your field of work? – Jess: At the time I entered the industry, it was without the realisation that it would be a lifelong career. I very quickly fell in love with real estate and opportunities that property investing gave people.

Kate: One might say real estate found me! I was a small business owner of an educational toy store in beautiful Cotton Tree prior to becoming an agent. Having now been in real estate for more than 20 years, then transitioning to opening an agency alongside my incredible business partner Jay (four years ago), I can proudly say that I have been able to combine the best of my two favourite careers.

Can you share your journey to becoming a successful businesswoman on the Sunshine Coast? – Kate: I have always been a self-starter, relying on my passion and drive to help people. I went into real estate sales to bring an honest and genuine approach into the industry. I had some wonderful, strong, successful women in business around me. We shared thoughts, stories, concerns and experiences along the way.

Jess: I started my real estate career in Canberra, back in 2004. I quickly moved from an assistant role into sales and then principal for a large corporate agency before deciding to make the move to the Sunshine Coast in 2012 to start a family.

How do you balance the demands of your work/personal life?– Kate: I love what I do, but sometimes I find it difficult to create the perfect work/life balance. To ensure my sanity and performance I make sure to take a couple of trips away to regroup, refresh and unwind, to switch off as much as possible, so that when I am back, I am at the top of my game. I am also lucky that the women around me in my work and social circles bring me an abundance of love and joy in my life.

Jess: My husband and I work together and this enables us to have a really nice balance in the world of work and family life with our 10-year-old daughter. Wellness is a huge focus in our household and it’s what keeps us energised for everything that life throws at you.

In what ways has being on the Sunshine Coast influenced your leadership style? – Jess: Being a lifestyle destination, we often sell properties for clients who are moving here for that reason or are selling investments that have allowed them to holiday here. Honouring and acknowledging that motivation in a negotiation is key.

Kate: We are so lucky to be in a region that is away from a lot of city stresses, to be able to start and finish our day with a walk on the beach and to be grateful for that.

What has been your biggest achievement in business? –Jess: It’s my 20-year anniversary in real estate this year which feels like a huge win. It’s been an amazing journey.

Kate: Having been in business on the Coast for what seems like a lifetime, I am proud to say opening Home Sunshine Coast four years ago (at the start of Covid) as a fresh and honest boutique agency. Working with the beautiful team has been a joy, a privilege and a massive achievement. But my biggest achievements have been the relationships and results for my clients along the way.

What excites you the most about your industry? – Jess: The ability to work a job that is fun, flexible and rewarding, all while helping people buy or sell their biggest asset.

Kate: I absolutely just love helping people. To be able to make huge changes in people’s lives by getting the very best result for them with the sale of their biggest asset or finding the perfect forever home or investment for them. The biggest excitement is the wonderful people I get to meet and become friends with along the way. The diversity of each and every day never ceases to amaze me.

What are some of the unique challenges you face in your industry and how do you overcome them? – Jess: Emotions can run high when people are stressed. The right agent can reduce this and take the pressure off the client and I like to be that for someone. It’s important to have efficient systems,

skills and contacts in adjoining industries to help the process flow seamlessly.

Kate: Having to juggle many hats in our role: You just never know what is going on in the background of someone’s life and need to be constantly aware of stresses that people are facing in their day to day, so we always approach situations with empathy and understanding, no matter what.

What advice would you offer young aspiring businesswomen in your field? – Kate: Be honest, be kind and trust your instinct. Being helpful, genuine and doing the work you love will always lead you in the right direction.

Jess: Women are often great communicators, so tap into that skill and knowing. Gear efforts towards results, not just the work. Ensure you have great energy, knowledge and passion.

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With 28 years’ experience in property management, Kirsty Woodward says her role has never been just a job, but a passion. Kirsty has extensive knowledge with the current legislation and believes that communication between property owners and tenants is the key to a successful business relationship and positive outcomes.

What inspired you to choose a career in real estate? – My mother was in real estate when I was growing up. When I was in Year 10, I did work experience in the September school holidays at my mum’s work, assisting the property managers. During my second week, I was called into the boss’s office and was offered a full-time job as an assistant property manager, commencing at the end of Year 10. I never thought my parents would allow me to leave school without finishing Year 12. However, they left the decision in my hands. I accepted the job, and I have never looked back.

Can you share your journey to becoming a successful businesswoman on the Sunshine Coast? – I have managed a number of property management departments on the Sunshine Coast. Previous to where I am now, I was approached by one of my tenants at the time, asking if I would like to be part of starting a brand-new, property management-only company. It was fresh off the ground with zero properties. I took the leap, knowing that we would either sink or swim. Ten years on, it was one of the biggest property management companies on the Coast. I was then a passenger in a serious head-on collision, whereby I spent two months in hospital with 23 fractures, including my C1, which no one ever survives, let alone being able to walk again. I was forced to resign from this position and then I focused on my rehabilitation. Ten months later, I found Network HQ and I am so thrilled to be leading our property management division with such a great support network around me.

How do you balance the demands of your work/personal life? – I am a single mum to two amazing children, aged 9 and 10 (this year). I have learnt how to switch off and focus my time on having fun with my kids. In saying this, I still wake up very early each morning, make a coffee and get on to my work emails (I just can’t help myself).

What has been your biggest achievement in business to date? – Being released from hospital after my accident in a wheelchair 18 months ago to being back better than ever in property management. Having previous clients reach out to me when they find out I am back and wanting to work with me again as their “favourite and preferred property manager” really does spur on my passion for property management. I am a new person and am proud to be building yet another successful property management department, with new and innovative experience for us all. What upcoming developments are you excited about for your business and how do you see them contributing to the local economy/community? – We have a unique

property management system. It is designed to make an investor’s plan even easier. We believe that we have ticked a few extra boxes for them, and this in turn has encouraged some of our investors to add to their portfolio, which in turn adds to the rental market availability. This translates to more homes for our Sunshine Coasters.

What excites you the most about your industry? – Every day is different and exciting. It’s very fast paced. I am a terrific problem solver, which you need in order to be a very good property manager. I deal with so many amazing owners, tenants and contractors. Given the current demand for properties, I also love approving a new application. Seeing and hearing the sigh of relief that they have a home to go to is just very satisfying.

What are some of the unique challenges you face in your industry and how do you overcome them? – Making everyone happy. I am a middle person who knows how to negotiate for the best outcome for all parties involved. You also cannot take anything personally. This housing crisis the Sunshine Coast is going through is tough. I just wish that I could home everyone looking for a property, but I simply cannot. So, when I decline all the applications of those who were unlucky at that time of securing a property,

I just reassure them to keep going and never give up as that perfect home is just around the corner.

What advice would you offer young, aspiring businesswomen in your field? – Never take anything personally. Be sure to communicate always with all of your clients. Make sure you do have a perfect work/home life balance, otherwise you will burn out. If you make a mistake, deal with it immediately as everything is fixable and what better way to learn.

What does it take to be the best in your field? – You have to be an outstanding communicator. Communication is the key in our industry. Follow through on all your promises. Deal with the toads (harder things to deal with) immediately. Be confident in what you do and, most importantly, love what you do.

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Lisa Aitken is the managing director with specialist employment law firm Aitken Legal. With vast experience in all facets of employment law, Lisa is passionate about helping employers meet their obligations and minimise their risk when managing employees. Ms Aitken shares her success story.

What inspired you to enter your field of work? – I always liked the idea of being a lawyer, but my first career choice after school was mothercraft nursing. Then, after travelling overseas for 12 months, I returned home and decided to study law. I got a job working as a receptionist full-time in a Sydney law firm while I studied law part-time. All the way through my studies, I wanted to be a criminal lawyer. Then when I graduated, I got a job at top-tier firm Minter Ellison Lawyers in Sydney, where graduate lawyers are meant to rotate through three practice areas (six months in each). My first rotation was in employment law, and I never left. Can you share your journey to becoming a successful businesswoman on the Sunshine Coast? – In January 2006, I opened Aitken Legal out of my home office. It was just me. I started from home because I thought it would take some time to grow and wanted to keep overheads low. I also had three children aged five, three and eight months. So, it allowed me to be there for them more. However, within three months, I had an office in Caloundra as I was busy from the get-go. Some of my first clients were Caloundra and Maroochydore councils (pre-amalgamation). We are still a small business with a great team of 10. The senior lawyers have 12, 13 and 16 years’ tenure with our firm (and me with 18 years) and our accounts manager has been with us for 17 years. I believe this is evidence of the great workplace culture we’ve built. Everyone plays an important role in our firm being successful, not just me. We appreciate each other and the contribution each person makes to our firm. Without this workplace culture, I don’t believe Aitken Legal would be as successful as it is.

How do you balance the demands of your work/personal life? – That has always been an ongoing journey. When I started Aitken Legal with three very young children, it was difficult. After a few years, my husband and I agreed that he would sell his business and become a ‘stay-at-home parent’. My children are older now, so it is much easier. However, family is still the most important thing to me. I’ve always had a rule: when I am at work, I’m a lawyer; but when I leave the office, I’m mum, wife, sister, daughter and friend.

What initiatives or support networks are important for empowering and encouraging women in business on the Sunshine Coast? – The Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network is a great support network for business women. I spent a lot of time attending their networking events, particularly in the early years. I was also fortunate to win the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network – Small Business Woman Award in 2008 and Corporate Business Woman Award in 2010, and met some amazing women through this process.

What has been your biggest achievement in business to date? – Aitken Legal was successful in being appointed to the Whole-of-Government Legal Services Panel for workplace relations in 2020 and remains on that panel to date. This was a huge achievement for a firm of our size and being regionally based, as the majority are top-tier city firms that have a national presence. We are the only boutique firm in employment law. However, I would say that the wonderful team members I have, and what they each contribute towards our firm to help me make it successful, is the biggest business achievement.

What upcoming developments are you excited about for your business and how do you see them contributing to the local economy/community? – I am a firm believer that giving back to the community is hugely important. Last year, our Giggle Ball (held every few years) raised $141,000 net for endED: a charity supporting people (and their families) with eating disorders. We are excited to be bringing back the Sunshine Coast Corporate Charity Golf Challenge on August 23 as part of 92.7 Mix FM’s Give Me 5 for Kids appeal which raises funds for Wishlist. Those funds go towards growing health needs of local sick children (and their families).

What excites you the most about your industry? – The thing I have always loved about employment law is that it is forever challenging. I’ve been practising in this area of law for 30 years this year (shows my age!) and I can honestly say that it is still challenging and never dull. I still hear of things that people do in the workplace and get gobsmacked. There are so many areas to employment law with every one of them involving human behaviour which is unpredictable. What are some of the unique challenges you face in your industry and how do you overcome them? – The biggest

challenge is finding experienced employment lawyers (particularly since Covid) who meet the standards to which I hold our firm. I won’t jeopardise our reputation as specialist employment lawyers by having anyone who does not meet our high standards.

What advice would you offer young, aspiring businesswomen in your field? – You can do it all. Don’t sacrifice dreams of a career, family or great life outside of work by thinking that you can’t have it all. You are the only one who can control that and yes, you will have to make some sacrifices but just make sure you’re not sacrificing what means the most to you … and be really good at time management.

How has your industry changed or evolved over the years?

– The complexities and many areas of law that are within employment law are underestimated which, particularly in the early days of my career, saw people think it was just glorified HR. However, it is far more complicated than it may look on the surface. I think with the evolution of employment law, it has gained a lot more respect – both within the legal community and from employers.

What does it take to be the best in your field? – Hard work, dedication and surrounding yourself with people who are even smarter than you.

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What excites you the most about your industry?

The endless potential for professional and personal growth and success. The industry is a dynamic one that is ever-changing, offering many opportunities for creativity and innovation. Whether it’s buying, selling or investing in properties, there is also an opportunity to learn and improve. I am very interested in the way the real estate industry plays a crucial role in shaping communities and improving people’s lives. Being a part of the process, whether it’s helping people find their forever home or achieving a great result for their property, is highly rewarding. The industry provides a platform and great opportunity to build lasting relationships and networks. Working with clients, agents, brokers and other professionals allows for collaboration and sharing knowledge. The industry offers a dynamic and rewarding career path with unlimited potential for growth, community impact and success.

Why did you decide on a career in real estate and what sets you apart from the rest?

As a real estate professional, my main objective is to care for and nurture my clients through the process of buying or selling a home using my experience, strong work ethic and encouraging attitude. Growing up around real estate professionals, I guess you could say it is in my blood. I pride myself on being efficient, collaborative, and communicative. With a diverse employment history within the real estate industry, my thorough approach to all tasks ensures I deliver the award-winning service our clients have come to expect.

What inspired you to enter the real estate industry?

My father was a real estate agent with his own agency in Bondi Road in the ’60s and sold it in the early ’70s, just before we moved to the Sunshine Coast. Things were very different then. I finished high school in the late ’70s and worked as a radio copywriter first up, followed by several years with a local newspaper, and then with Hyatt Regency Coolum as conference sales manager when it opened for the first four to five years. All these experiences were very sales oriented and there came a point where I started thinking about working in real estate. Dad was encouraging, and the doors opened for me in 2003 with what was then one of the long-standing agencies on the Sunshine Coast: Ken Guy Real Estate. It was all a bit nerveracking to begin with, but I soon saw how the other jobs I had along the way somehow folded in to working in real estate. I had to market myself to make it work, and it did.

What initiatives or support networks empower and encourage women in business on the Sunshine Coast?

Initiatives such as mentorship programs, networking events and business development workshops can be vital for empowering and encouraging women in business. Establishing support networks specifically tailored to women in business, where they can share experiences, resources and advice, can foster a sense of community and collaboration. Educational initiatives focusing on skills development and leadership training can help women navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship. A very simple initiative is to meet the agent where they’re at in life, acknowledge and appreciate how they work best and allow them to do so. Encourage them to see what they’re doing as their own business within the brand they’re working for. This results in a full focus on their own track and success accompanies it.

What has been your real estate journey and how has that shaped you as the agent you are today?

Having started my real estate journey with Century 21 on Duporth 11 years ago in frontof-house on reception, I then moved quickly into property management. In 2015, I went into residential sales, leading a highperforming team of four sales associates under owner and principal Damien Said for eight years. Now as a sole agent, I’ve ‘hit the ground running’ and, in my first year, been awarded Centurion status, putting me in the top two per cent of Century 21 agents across Australasia and have just hired my first sales associate. Having worked across all aspects of real estate, I’ve been afforded a broad knowledge of the industry that comes with facilitating thousands of sales, allowing me to create a tailored approach to each property sale. I can help guide and inform my clients, creating a smooth and stress-free process.

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What special qualities do women bring to the real estate industry?

In the dynamic realm of real estate, women are rede fi ning professionalism with a touch of fi nesse and a dash of flair. Beyond the traditional confi nes of the industry, these leading ladies are injecting a sense of excitement and innovation, all while maintaining the utmost standards of integrity and expertise. Imagine walking into an open house, greeted by impeccably dressed agents who seamlessly blend warmth with professionalism. Despite the challenges and stereotypes, these women are proving that success knows no gender. Through their unwavering commitment to excellence and their ability to navigate complexities with grace, they're not just closing deals – they're opening doors for future generations of women in real estate.

Can you share your experience in the real estate industry and your tips for success?

Starting my journey to success as a businesswoman on the Sunshine Coast has taken a lot of determination, resilience and a constant dedication to providing top-notch service to my clients every day. As a busy mum of three teenagers, my life is a constant balancing act between work and family commitments. I often remind myself of the saying: "You can have it all – just not all at once." I've had the chance to work with some of the most-respected women in the Sunshine Coast real estate industry, and I'm incredibly proud of what we've achieved together. I have so much respect for each of them. This industry isn't for the faint of heart, but the rewards of working with other like-minded businesswomen are amazing. Looking back on my journey and ahead to the future, I'm grateful for the support of my colleagues and mentors. I'm excited about what's to come.

How has your industry changed or evolved over the years?

Over the past 12 years, my experience in real estate has been a continuing growth mindset of innovation and adaptation. Technology has been the biggest game changer, transforming how we list, market and sell properties. From virtual tours to AI-driven pricing algorithms, the digital landscape has reshaped every aspect of the industry, making it more efficient and competitive. On an individual level, maintaining personal client relationships has become paramount. In a day where so much is automated, there is nothing better than having an agent pick up the phone and check in and assist. Economic downturns, regulatory changes and global events such as the pandemic have tested our resilience and forced us to rethink traditional approaches. Despite the ups and downs, one thing remains constant: the thrill of helping clients find their dream home or make a smart investment.

What are the unique challenges in your industry and how do you overcome them?

Purchasing or selling a property is quite often coupled with a big life event – relationship breakups, death of a loved one, change in job, retirement, moving interstate, pregnancy etc. It’s quite often a highly stressful time for our clients and rightly so. The ‘hurt’ or ‘heartache’ behind why they are needing to transact can sometimes be almost impossible not to take on board myself as the agent, as I’m literally thrown into the day-to-day lives of my clients –sometimes for a few weeks and sometimes for a number of months. I thought this would ease with time in the industry, but I’m not sure … maybe it’s a personality thing. My role is to negate the roller-coaster ride throughout the sale and keep the process as seamless as possible. Big life events, good and bad, have actually led to some really great outcomes for my clients and some wonderful client relationships and even lifelong friendships.

What does it take to be the best in your field?

Becoming the best in your field is a dynamic journey fuelled by passion, unwavering motivation and a genuine care for your craft. I like to think it’s about embracing a pursuit of excellence while also remaining open to continuous learning and upskilling. True mastery takes both dedication and adaptability, as well as a commitment to evolving with the changing landscape of your industry. In my own career, I have a massive passion for what I’m doing, and this ignites the spark that propels me forward, motivating me to surpass limits and redefine my boundaries, as well as genuine care for my work. This transforms the ordinary into extraordinary, as each task becomes a personal investment in the quality of my work. By embracing a mindset of perpetual learning, you not only stay ahead of the curve but also create an environment where collaboration and knowledge thrive. The path to being the best is a true combination of heart, tenacity and a perpetual hunger for growth.

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Pathway Legal

Pathway Legal is a family-owned and operated law fi rm with of fi ces on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Noosa Heads, servicing clients throughout Australia. We catch up with some of the team to discover what it takes to be top of their game and the challenges and rewards of being a successful woman in business in the legal industry.

What inspired you to enter your field of work?

NICOLE DAWSON: I have a passion for the law and for helping people. I have worked solely in the area of family law in a range of roles for almost 30 years. It may seem trite, but family law really is about supporting people working through one of the most confronting and challenging life changes. Being a family lawyer means working for your client to give them a platform to start over. No matter how difficult it may be or how long it may take, there will eventually be a resolution. My inspiration comes from my work colleagues, ,past and present, and from seeing my clients get to the end of what initially may have felt like an impossible task.

Can you share your journey to becoming a successful businesswoman on the Sunshine Coast?

SIOBHAN ALLISON: I never set out on this journey with a view to being a ‘successful businesswoman’. Rather, it was with a view to being able to support my family financially while still being present, being able to attend my children’s school events, being home for dinner, tucking my children in at night. Ultimately, that view is

what has contributed to my success. That and an exceptional team of women working alongside me. How do you balance the demands of your work/personal life?

NICOLE DAWSON: I am a juggler; some might say I’m the court jester. Being a working professional and parent means you have a lot of balls in the air at the same time. You might fumble at times but having a sense of humour and solid support in the office, at home and in your social network really are key – together with a charged-up mobile phone and an alarm clock.

SIOBHAN ALLISON: Charged-up mobile phone. What’s that?

MANDY CARMODY: I have set boundaries which include not having work emails on my phone, my phone switching to ‘do not disturb’ between the hours of 8pm and 7am, and ensuring that I start my day with some exercise which is not only ‘me time’ but also helps with stress. I try not to reach for a glass of wine at the end of a stressful day as that’s a slippery slope that doesn’t really help in the long run. I try and do the time critical

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tasks first up in the morning to ensure I’m not frantic near the end of the day.

In what ways has being on the Sunshine Coast influenced your leadership style?

NICOLE DAWSON: The Sunshine Coast Law Association (SCLA) and business community are very supportive and collegiate groups. I can call on a number of professionals who are willing to have a coffee and a chat and this means my leadership style reflects an ‘open-door’ policy. This applies to staff and colleagues across the Coast. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to connect with other professionals. The Sunshine Coast is full of amazing people who are really committed to seeing businesses thrive.

What initiatives or support networks are important for empowering and encouraging women in business on the Sunshine Coast?

SIOBHAN ALLISON: The Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network is the first one that comes to mind –a vibrant network of like-minded women committed to supporting and inspiring each other. The Sunshine Coast

Law Association is another one. While the SCLA is for all men and women in the legal profession, the committee is made up of predominantly women and they host a string of wonderful events each year.

What has been your biggest achievement in business to date?

SIOBHAN ALLISON: Opening our third office in Noosa Heads and growing to a team of nine. I am extremely proud of the team I have created and the reputation and legacy that I have created for myself and my firm. What upcomi ng developments are you excited about for your business and how do you see them contributing to the local economy/community?

SIOBHAN ALLISON: Pathway Legal has steadily grown from its Gold Coast base in 2008, expanding to Coolum Beach in 2018 and now to our Noosa office in 2024. The growth in the firm is not just geographic. We have also employed more staff – all Coast locals – to meet the growing needs of our clients. We are really excited about what lies ahead for the firm. Watch this space for upcoming information sessions in relation to estate

planning and family law matters to continue our contribution to the economy and our connection to the community.

What excites you the most about your industry?

SIOBHAN ALLISON: I love watching our profession constantly evolve. With the introduction of hybrid working environments, new technology systems, cloud-based platforms and even AI (used with caution), nothing is out of reach for our profession. The key is to be able to lean into the legal profession’s technological advances while still maintaining a client-centred approach.

What are some of the unique challenges you face in your industry and how do you overcome them?

SIOBHAN ALLISON: Being a woman in the legal profession is a challenge within itself. Being in a typical maledominated profession, we as women are forced to ‘earn our keep’. Imposter Syndrome is common among women in the legal profession. Ultimately, the key is to simply back yourself and to know that you are not alone. We, as women in the legal industry, offer a point of difference. I pride myself on operating a female-owned and operated law firm and I have an exceptional team of women supporting me. As a parent, my responsibility is to show my children that you can follow your passion and provide for your family. My legacy is to show my daughters and my team that the benefits far outweigh the challenges.

What advice would you offer young, aspiring businesswomen in your field?

SIOBHAN ALLISON: Find a lawyer who can serve as your mentor and learn and grow from them, personally and professionally. Do not perceive to know everything. You don’t! Ask questions and always be willing to learn.

GAIL ALLISON: To be successful, it is important to firstly love what you are doing and then be bold and take some risks that you might not normally take. Being successful often means taking risks, backing yourself and making some hard choices. Surround yourself with a great team of positive, like-minded people and constantly push yourself beyond your comfort zone.

How has your industry changed or evolved over the years?

JAIE SWEET: Technology. Gone are the days of writing cheques, filing paper application forms and wading through 100 paper files sitting on your desk. Covid forced our profession to adapt and evolve for the better. PEXA (an electronic settlement platform) was introduced and has made handling several conveyancing settlements on the same day a breeze – a far cry from the paper settlement days.

What does it take to be the best in your field?

GAIL ALLISON: Knowledge of the law itself is naturally critical and essential to being able to provide the best advice. I believe that it is the ability to truly listen, understand and empathise with the client that will achieve the optimal outcome and satisfaction for the client and make you the best in your field.

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The team at KLM Solicitors has been providing clients with down-to-earth, quality legal representation for almost 10 years. From one of fi ce in Brisbane’s northside to four across the capital city and Sunshine Coast, they have continued to grow and expand. We chat with three Maroochydore of fi ce team members.

What inspired you to enter your field of work? – Sabrina: I decided to study law because I found it interesting, and the idea of appearing in court excited me. However, I did not choose family law – rather, family law chose me. It was actually the area of law that I thought I was least likely to pursue. However, when I was entering the profession, I tried to keep an open mind. Ultimately, after I went door-to-door, personally delivering my CV to several different law firms around the Sunshine Coast, a family lawyer position was offered to me. I was fortunate to have incredible mentorship that inspired me to continue to work in family law. Sometimes the best journeys are the unexpected ones.

Can you share your journey to becoming a successful businesswoman on the Sunshine Coast? – Kelli: Our Maroochydore office, which initially started with three staff members in March 2018, has grown significantly following the relocation to a newly outfitted office in March 2023. My family has owned and run businesses on the Sunshine Coast for many years. Running a business here was always on the agenda. When I initially opened KLM Solicitors in Nundah, Brisbane, my first daughter was only 11 months old. With my second daughter born in March 2016, just a year into my business journey, I experienced first-hand the pressures many women face when balancing a career, business and family. What I learned is how important it is to be understanding of the pressures on other women, and ensure my firm had flexible arrangements that meant women could work hard, advance their careers and also have a family, if they wanted.

How do you balance the demands of your work/personal life? – Katie: I have a dedicated night every week (Taco Tuesday) for catching up with my friends. I also ensure I don’t have email notifications turned on after hours or on weekends so that I get quality time without interruptions or being tempted to look at work. Heading to the gym regularly is another way I prioritise myself outside of the office.

In what ways has the Sunshine Coast influenced your leadership style? – Sabrina: I am a laid-back person and being on the Coast supports a relaxed approach to life generally ... except when I get caught up in the motorway traffic.

What initiatives or support networks are important for empowering and encouraging women in business on the Sunshine Coast? – Kelli: As an advocate for families impacted by domestic violence, I take pride in supporting various initiatives to improve outcomes for victims and consistently engage in philanthropic endeavours to contribute positively to society. I also regularly attend networking events in the area to meet new people and look for additional ways to support my community. Women working together can have a tremendous impact. In November 2022, we proudly

What excites you the most about your industry? – Katie: That it’s always something new every day.

help raise funds to ensure assistance for every child, family, and individual in need.

What has been your biggest achievement in business to date? – Kelli: I would say that my biggest achievement in business has been to develop a team that was able to step up when I recently had to take a step back from the business as my husband battled stage four cancer. Mentoring up-andcoming law professionals has always been important to me, and witnessing the way the team supported each other, and me, and continued to provide exceptional outcomes for our clients during my absence made me feel incredibly grateful. Choosing people who truly see each other as a family, and encouraging them to support each other in the same way, has allowed us to build a strong and dedicated team. Additionally, being a Queensland finalist in the Telstra Best of Business Awards Advancing Women category in 2022 was pretty amazing and an achievement I am very proud of.

What upcoming developments are you excited about for your business and how do you see them contributing to the local economy/community? – Kelli: After my husband’s recent passing, I realised that, over time, the focus of the business had started to shift away from our original purpose. For that reason, I have taken the decision to revisit our business plan and ensure that our advocacy for the elimination of domestic and family violence in our communities is front and centre. We have rejoined the Legal Aid Queensland panel and will be committing additional hours to supporting local community groups, including legal centres. Through these activities, I hope to inspire other law firms to do the same, and encourage young lawyers to use their skills and knowledge to help those less fortunate.

What are some of the unique challenges you face in your industry and how do you overcome them? – Sabrina : A key challenge in family law is managing client expectations. For example, people often receive fragments of information about their friend’s property settlement or parenting matter and expect that they will likely obtain the same outcome, even though their circumstances may be completely different. That’s why I am always careful to provide very detailed, realistic advice early in my client’s matters, so that they can make informed decisions about how they wish to proceed.

What advice would you offer young aspiring businesswomen in your field? – Kelli: Before you start your business, be very clear about your purpose, and always keep it front of mind when making business decisions. Also, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t! I did it with two young daughters, and KLM Solicitors is now an award-winning law firm.

How has your industry changed or evolved over the years?

– Sabrina: In the legal profession generally, there is now finally more awareness of the harms caused by a lack of work/life balance and mental health support. More workplaces are discouraging long hours and promoting flexibility. The new generation of legal professionals will continue that progress.

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Caloundra South reaps rewards as first homebuyers account for more than half of those snapping up properties.

Agrowing number of first homebuyers are descending on a rapidly expanding community on the Sunshine Coast.

People entering the market purchased more than half of the properties sold at Aura from January to March: an increase of 24 per cent from the same time last year.

Stockland general manager for Queensland development David Laner believes the increase in sales at Caloundra South was largely because of a doubling of a grant, announced by the state government in November.

“Our customers have told us that the recent change to the state’s First Home Owner Grant has made home ownership more attainable and allowed them to get into the housing market sooner,” he says.

Kerri Norman and Simon Feely took advantage of the grant and recently purchased a block in Aura’s Cradle Release in Banya.

“We have been trying to get into the property market for two years,” Ms Norman says.

“Saving for the deposit was definitely

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Major reforms such as outlawing rental bidding have passed in Queensland but not all housing bodies support the changes.

Nearly two million renters in the state will be protected by strengthened laws that ban any form of rent bidding and only allow rent to be increased once a year on any property.

“These reforms are about making renting fairer, safer and easier,” Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon says.

“It means renters won’t have to bid more than advertised to secure a rental, that they’ll have their privacy protected, and a new code of conduct will stamp out unprofessional practices.”

the biggest hurdle, so the grant made all the difference and, without it, we would not have been in a position to buy for quite some time. Once we had been through housing options with the team at Aura, we had a better understanding of the community and its plans for the future. We both knew before we left that we were going to buy there, and within two weeks we had put down the deposit and have been on cloud nine ever since.”

Stockland project director Josh Sondergeld says there is strong demand

for the release of new land in Aura because of a range of affordable and aspirational housing options.

“The majority of inquiries and sales for new land releases on the Sunshine Coast has been from those already in the area, and most of the demand is from first home buyers,” he says.

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Under the reforms, re-letting costs will be limited based on how long is left on a fixed-term lease, fee-free options have to be provided to renters and any claims from a property manager to be detracted from a bond must be supported by evidence.

Landlords will have to provide 48 hours’ entry notice and a set form will be introduced for applications prescribing what documentation is needed from the prospective renter.

But the REIQ says the reforms have missed the mark, with changes to maximum bonds opening the door to an influx of refund applications.


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Set within the tranquil and prestigious surroundings of Rosemount • Quintessential lifestyle property perfect for families
A large open-plan living area where family moments are to be cherished • Stylish chef’s kitchen, complete with stone benches & premium appliances • Set on a sprawling 4124 square metre estate • Dedicated office space caters to the needs of those working from home • Double garage, supplemented by additional off-street parking • Mature gardens and lush landscapes promise peace and privacy Rosemount, 28-36 Seymour Close 5322 Alexandra Headland Oceanfront Alexandra Headland, 6/244 Alexandra Parade OPENHOME Thurs 30th May at 4pm Sat 1st June at 10:30am AUCTION On Site Sat 1st June 11am AGENT Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 Katie Davies 0427 268 780 Discover the epitome of coastal sophistication in this captivating three-bedroom apartment, where luxury meets lifestyle in Alexandra Headland’s sought-after Golden Triangle. A bespoke haven for discerning investors and owner-occupiers. 3121 Spacious Modern Home Kuluin, 59 Elkhorn Street OPENHOME Sat 1st June at 12pm Wed 5th June at 4pm AUCTION On Site Sat 22nd June 1pm AGENT Ross Cattle 0410 625 758 Katie Davies 0427 268 780 This impressive family residence presents an exceptional opportunity for those seeking the perfect blend of space, comfort, & convenience. Set upon a generous 832 sqm plot, this delightful home caters to the needs of both families and investors. 4222 AUCTIONSATURDAY


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

Thurs, 30 May from 5:30pm

408/180 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland

Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 Jacob Hussey 0416 100 509

9/11 Foote Street, Mooloolaba Ryan Bradeley 0418 793 670

22/2 Mary Street, Alexandra Headland Ryan Bradeley 0418 793 670

2/14 Alkira Street, Buddina Ryan Bradeley 0418 793 670

57/99 Bir nya Boulevard, Bir nya Dan McNamara 0458 010 889

Sat, 1 June, 10am

Open from 9:30am 5 Ballantyne Court, Glenview Jake Loiero 0448 000 933

Open from 9:30am 23/85 Picnic Point Esplanade, Maroochydore Niall Molloy 0448 954 272 Ari Whisson 0449 690 995

Sat, 1 June, 2pm

Open from 1:30pm 5 Tritonia Drive, Coolum Beach Jake Loiero 0448 000 933

Sat, 1 June, 4pm

Open from 3:30pm 11 Dulcet Way, Palmview Gregory Ward 0497 659 029 Zoe Byrne 0409 333 881

Fri, 7 June, 5pm

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


2/1 George Street 2 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 9-9:30am

2/6 Mari Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 10-10:30am 350/180 Alexandra Parade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 11-11:30am 360/180 Alexandra Parade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 11-11:30am

6/136 Alexandra Parade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Mon 3rd 4-4:30pm

2/6 Mari Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Tues 4th 4-4:30pm 9/274


2 bath 1 car Tues 4th 5-5:30pm 14/10 Buderim Avenue 2 bed 1 bath 1 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 408/180 Alexandra Parade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Jacob Hussey 0416 100 509

2&3/174 Alexandra Parade 2 bed 2 bath 3 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 BIRTINYA

64 Reflec on Crescent 5 bed 2 bath 2 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 22/67 Rega a Boulevard 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Jus n Wijaya 0479 135 990 BLI BLI

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

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

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

27 Lefoes Road 4 bed 2 bath 4 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

8 Shale Court 5 bed 3 bath 8 car Alex Dale 0414 516 003

2 Davey Street 5 bed 2 bath 3 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479


1/8 Bluebird Parade 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 9:45-10:15am

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2/16 Coonawa Street 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10:30-11am

1/10 Boorook Street 3 bed 3 bath 2 car Sat 12-12:30pm

2/16 Coonawa Street 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 2:15-2:45pm 10 Beltana Crescent 4 bed 3 bath 2 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133

11/5 Barnes Drive 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 10-10:30am 25 Orme Road 5 bed 3 bath 3 car Sat 10-10:30am 9 Sunset Avenue 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 11-11:30am

Highland Place land: 809m2 Sat 11:30am-12pm 6 Millstream Court 5 bed 4 bath 4 car Sat 12-12:30pm



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Alexandra Parade
11/5 Barnes Drive 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 1-1:30pm 11/5 Barnes Drive 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Wed 5th 11:30am-12pm 6 Millstream Court
bath 4 car Wed 5th
49/11 Toral Drive 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Jus n Wijaya 0479 135 990 BURNSIDE 18 Pinnacle Place 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 11-11:30am 18 Pinnacle Place 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 3-3:30pm 18 Pinnacle Place 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Wed 5th 5-5:30pm CHEVALLUM 25 Glenn Vista Place 5 bed 6 bath 8 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 DIAMOND VALLEY 284 Diamond Valley Road 4 bed 3 bath 5 car Sat 1-1:30pm
23 Ngungun Street 6 bed 3 bath 2 car Sat 12-12:30pm
Court 4 bed 2 bath 6 car Sat 9:30-10am 42
Road 5 bed 3 bath 4 car Sat 11-11:30am
GLENVIEW 5 Ballantyne
BEACH 105/75 Esplanade 1 bed 1 bath Ray Daniels 0408 819 276 1101/75 Landsborough Parade 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Ray Daniels 0408 819 276 2/47 Nelson Street 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Ray Daniels 0408 819 276
169 Wilson Road 5 bed 2 bath 6 car Sat 2-2:30pm
Road 3 bed 1 bath 10 car Jesse Damaggio
0404 839 733
3 bed 2 bath 2 car Will
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
8/10 Grand Parade
van den Dungen 0438 130
King Street 6 bed 4 bath 4 car Sat 11-11:30am
Queen Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro
970 27/40
Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro
970 21/50 King Street 3 bed 2 bath
0410 081
0410 081
1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970 701/23 Canberra Terrace 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970
2 bed
0416 100 509 MINYAMA 71 Chelsea Crescent 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 208/11 Nicklin Way 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 9 Awinya Court 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 MOODLU 18 Greenfield Drive 5 bed 2 bath 6 car Dwight Ferguson 0412 385 720 MOOLOOLABA 23/14-16 River Esplanade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 9-9:30am 24/84 Parkyn Parade 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Sat 10-10:30am 23/14-16 River Esplanade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Sat 11:30am-12pm 93 Palm Drive 3+ bed 3 bath 2 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 23/14-16 River Esplanade 1 bed 1 bath 1 car Lisa Henderson 0438 391 599 MOUNTAIN CREEK 13 Haddys Close 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Thurs 30th 5-5:30pm 13 Haddys Close 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Sat 9-9:30am 13 Haddys Close 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Sat 12-12:30pm 7 Pimelea Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 1-1:30pm 7 Pimelea Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Wed 5th 5-5:30pm NAMBOUR 10 Erbacher Road 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10-10:30am 10 Erbacher Road 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 2-2:30pm 10 Erbacher Road 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Wed 5th 5-5:30pm NINDERRY 41 Eucalyptus Crescent 4 bed 2 bath 4 car Rachel Meyers 0411 699 619 NIRIMBA 10 Tulip Street 4 bed 2.5 bath 2 car Sat 1-1:30pm PALMWOODS 56A Chevallum Road land: 1222m2 Sat 10-10:30am 30 Country Road 3 bed 2 bath 6 car Sat 1-1:30pm 2 Golden Pine Way land: 756m2 Alex Dale 0414 516 003 PARREARRA 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 609/38 Mahogany Drive 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 11-11:30am 26 Firefly Street 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Rebecca Osenton 0427 462 764 12 Quayline Close 5 bed 3 bath 3 car Rebecca Osenton 0427 462 764 21 MacLamond Drive 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Dwight Ferguson 0412 385 720 6 Raptor Place 4 bed 3 bath 3 car Dwight Ferguson 0412 385 720 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 WARANA 7 Wyanda Drive 4 bed 2 bath 4 car Sat 9:15-9:45am 23 Coonang Crescent 5 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10-10:30am 17 Coonang Crescent 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10:45-11:15am 2/103 Oceanic Drive 4 bed 2.5 bath 2 car Sat 11:30am-12pm 7 Wyanda Drive 4 bed 2 bath 4 car Sat 12:30-1pm WURTULLA 37 Mandara Drive 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10-10:30am 44 Baroona Street 4 bed 2.5 bath 2 car Ryan Cramer 0450 607 926 40/46 Rega a Boulevard 2 bed 1 bath 2 car Jacob Hussey 0416 100 509
309/14 Aerodrome Road
2 bath 1 car Sat 10-10:30am 309/14 Aerodrome Road 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Wed 5th 4-4:30pm 221 Broadwater Avenue 5 bed 3 bath 1 car Jacob Hussey

• Spacious balcony with stunning panoramic Birtinya views and beyond

• Superb location opposite the park and mere metres from the lake

• Enhanced ceiling height to accentuates the sense of space

• Ducted air conditioning, perfect for the Sunshine Coast lifestyle

• Deluxe walk in robe

• Stunning natural look, floor to ceiling tiles throughout bathrooms

• Spacious butler’s pantry for convenience and additional storage

44 My Weekly Preview | May 30, 2024 801/1
Waterside Retreat, Birtinya
Auc on Online Thurs, 13 Jun, 5:30pm View Contact Agent Dan McNamara 0458 010 889 AUCTION 3 2 2 239 WHY WAIT?
45 My Weekly Preview | May 30, 2024 Residence One of 8 Bluebird Parade, Bokarina
Opulence & tranquility!
Spacious open-plan living and dining areas
Offering the highest of quality in finishes and fixtures
West-facing pool area
Master suite with walk in robe & stunning ensuite
Modern, low maintenance retreat Auc on On site Sat, 8 Jun, 1pm View Contact Agent Ryan Bradeley 0418 793 670 AUCTION 4 2 2 1 WHY WAIT?

5 2 6 1 1

169 Wilson Road, Ilkley

Offering the timeless appeal of a true Queenslander, where the French doors and bay windows open up to the expansive wrap-around verandas overlooking the beautiful bush surrounds. The large bedrooms and meticulously renovated bathrooms make this leafly lifestyle a breeze.

• Postcard perfect home, formerly the old Gordon Park post office

• Stunning 12-foot ceilings throughout most of the home

• Charming fixtures and fittings throughout plus a fireplace

• Resort-style pool offers a luxurious, tree-lined escape


Auc on On site Sat, 15 Jun, 3pm

View Sat, 1 Jun, 2-2:30pm

Loiero 0448 000 933

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23/14-16 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba

• Prime Mooloolaba location

• 1 bedroom apartment with ocean and river views

• Recently renovated kitchen, bathroom, laundry and new carpet in the bedroom

• Fully furnished

• Huge, private rooftop terrace with spectacular views

• 60 metres from Mooloolaba beach

• Heated swimming pool and spa in the complex

13 Haddys Close, Mountain Creek

• Generous 4 bedroom family residence in a quiet and friendly neighbourhood

• 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 – 5.5 kW solar on the roof

• Outdoor fire pit to enjoy on those beautiful winter nights

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


Lakehouse Sunshine Coast

26 June from 10am


site Sat, 8 Jun, 9am

Thurs, 30 May, 5-5:30pm Sat, 1 Jun, 9-9:30am Sat, 1 Jun, 12-12:30pm

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View Contact Agent Lisa Henderson 0438 391 599 AUCTION 1 1 1 1 52 WHY WAIT?
Steven Allen
0416 110 918
2 3 1

Central Palmwoods Home

Located in the street behind Ricks Garage, this 3-bedroom home located in Central Palmwoods is packed with features that truly sets it apart from other homes on the market. The home has been completely renovated both inside and out to the highest professional standards using the best of materials and fixtures.

48 My Weekly Preview | May 30, 2024 44 Baroona Street, Wurtulla
warm morning sun
• East facing aspect – perfect for
natural light
fresh air,
with tasteful en-suite
• King sized master bedroom filled with
• 3 oversized spare bedrooms with additional study
and kids retreat
swimming pool
• Large outdoor entertaining area complete with built-in bbq and large
schools, shopping, dining
transport Auc on In Room The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast Wed, 26 June from 10am View Contact Agent Ryan Cramer 0450 607 926 AUCTION 4 2.5 2 1 710 WHY WAIT? 47 Prime Parade,
• Crimsafe lower-level doors combined with security cameras throughout • Located in a premier beachside street; near to
Exceptional family residence!
Contemporary and versatile living
Effortless indoor-outdoor flow
Central gourmet kitchen
Stunning master with lavish ensuite
Superb central location Auc on Forthcoming View Contact Agent Dan McNamara 0458 010 889 AUCTION 5 3 2 449 WHY WAIT?
For Sale:
Agent Inspect:
Agent: Adam Young 0415 188 246
07 5445 1800
Saturday 11- 11.45am
Fewtrell Street Palmwoods QLD 4555


This architecturally designed home, by renowned architect Frank Raadschelders, is a one-off. Modernised over the years, it is offered in outstanding condition. With four bedrooms (the master on the entry level) and multiple living spaces, the clever floor plan will suit most families. The modern, functional kitchen looks out towards the Pacific Ocean with views to Old Woman Island and beyond. The well-proportioned living and dining spaces sit comfortably near the kitchen with bifold doors opening to the views. Highlights include a media room and double-sided fireplace.

49 My Weekly Preview | May 30, 2024 PROPERTY
From page
6-8 KAWANA STREET, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, June 15, at 11am Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Lifestyle Acreage Haven With Dual Living – AUCTION THIS SATURDAY 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 and privacy. Auction On-site Saturday 1st June at 4:00pm 20 Anning Road, Forest Glen Open For Inspection Saturday 1st June 3:00pm - 4:00pm Dan Smith 0438 120 776 Dale Woodhams 0481 500 160 6341.5 acres



6-8 Kawana Street, Alexandra Headland

This architecturally designed home, by well-known architect Frank Raadschelders, is a one off and has now been placed on the market to be sold to the next lucky owner. Modernized over the years and offered in outstanding condition this home will not disappoint.

With four bedrooms on offer, the master located on the entry level, and multiple living spaces this clever floor plan will suit most family requirements.

The modern functional kitchen is delightful and looks out towards the stunning

Pacific Ocean with views to Old Woman Island and beyond.

The well-proportioned living and dining spaces sit comfortably near the kitchen with bi-fold doors opening to the views, creating a wonderful setting to entertain family and friends. The double-sided fireplace will keep you, and the entire home, warm on those cool winter evenings.

While the large separate media room provides the perfect ambience to relax and watch a movie or some sport, whichever you’d prefer.

1234m2 (approx.) double sized lot
Architect designed home
Ocean views to Old Woman Island
Close to patrolled beach • Fantastic location • 4 bedrooms
Multiple living spaces • Ample space for parking • Huge workshop
Great schools nearby
Close to SCUH • Private inground pool Auction: Saturday 15th June at 11am On site Inspect: Saturday 1st June 10-10:30am Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 1300 400 777 432


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 home

• Two master bedrooms

• Stunning fully tiled in-ground pool

• Garaging for 3 cars

• Direct ocean access

• Large covered alfresco area

• 20m water frontage

• Separate media room

• Air-conditioning throughout

• Local shops nearby

For Sale

Saturday 1st June 1-1:30pm Strictly By Prior Appointment

Scrivener 0416 799 188

Wimhurst 0415 380 222 1300 400 777 433

15 Majorca Place, Kawana Island

walk to
local restaurants, this
to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital
make this family
yours today!
6kW solar electricity system
Neutral tones + high ceilings
Separate study/6th bedroom
Three car garage + workshop
12.5m lap pool + heated spa • Multiple living spaces Price: Offers Over $2,095,000 Inspect:
Commanding a north-east facing corner position on an expansive fully fenced private 790m2 (approx.) corner block, this stylish and secluded sanctuary will
your dream coastal lifestyle a reality. Surrounded
beautiful waterways with walking/cycling paths and positioned
a few minutes’
and popular
and beaches.
dreaming and
Saturday 1st June 12:30-1pm
McLoughlin 0439 836 353 Kristen New 0417 852 501
There is so much to love about this elegant architectural masterpiece with exceptional detailing on this rare north facing river block. The home’s position allows maximum cross ventilation. The upper level features a unique master or parent’s retreat overlooking the river and marina. The elegant main living area is perfect for entertaining with a large well-designed kitchen, generous dining area and luxurious lounge, featuring a cathedral ceiling, flowing out to both the outdoor and pool area. 132 Mooloolah Drive, Minyama • North facing riverfront • Direct ocean access • Private 12m pontoon • Spacious living and entertaining • Beautiful recycled timber floors • Landscaped in-ground pool Price: Offers Over $7,950,000 Inspect: Saturday 1st June 1-1:30pm Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 433 1300 400 777 RARE NORTH-FACING ‘PAUL CLOUT’ DESIGNED HOME


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4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

First National Riverside, Jason Burns, 0417 762 001


Passed in at $1,340,000

5 bed, 2 bath, 4 car, pool

Ray White (Buderim), Gregory Ward and

Zoe Byrne, 0497 659 029 / 0409 333 881



4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car, pool

Ray White (Mooloolaba), Justin Wijaya, 0479 135 990



3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car

Ray White (Caloundra), Debbie Holmes, 0402 116 110


Passed in – on the market for $1,040,000

3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Ray White (Caloundra), Donna Sheen, 0431 412 599



5 bed, 3 bath, 4 car, pool

Ray White (Nambour), Hayley Anderson, 0408 683 883


Under contract – contact agent

2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car

Ray White (Mooloolaba), Justin Wijaya, 0479 135 990


Passed in – contact agent

3 bed, 2 bath, 4 car

Ray White (Nambour), Matt O’Grady and Alisha Galea, 0414 317 375 / 0400 298 611


Sold for $790,000

3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Ray White (Mooloolaba), Brent Higgins, 0414 775 133



4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car

Ray White (Maroochydore), Lachie Woods, 0477 552 268



4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool

Ray White (Kawana), Will Van den Dungen, 0438 130 188



4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Ray White (Kawana), Will Van den Dungen, 0438 130 188


Passed in – on the market for $1,150,000

3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car

Ray White (Maroochydore), Pam Thomas and Sarah Olsen, 0438 272 096 / 0436 325 257

*As supplied by contributing real estate agencies

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Located in the street behind Rick’s Garage, this threebedroom home in central Palmwoods is packed with features that truly sets it apart from others on the market. The home has been completely renovated inside and out to the highest professional standards, using the best of materials and fixtures. The house has only two neighbours (one on either side), with the back overlooking a peaceful rural setting – so close to shops, a hotel, school and sporting facilities. This is an ideal home for those wanting to downsize, or for investors looking for a property to rent out or put on the short-term accommodation market. 22

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bed, 2 bath, 1 car For sale Young Property Group 5445 1800 Adam Young 0415 188 246
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9.30 The Cheap Seats. (M) 10.30 10’s Late News. 10.55 The Project.

Programs are correct at the time of

6.30pm News.

7.35 Abandoned Railways From Above.


Rogue Waves.

10.10 SBS News.

6.30pm SBS World News.

7.30 Jersey And Guernsey. Caterer Mim Sarre gets a new pizza truck.

8.25 Portillo In The Pyrenees: A Quest Of Identity (PG) Part 1 of 4.

9.20 Scotland: Escape To The Wilderness. (M) Part 1 of 4.

10.15 Becoming Marilyn. (M) A unique portrait of Marilyn Monroe.

6.30pm News.

7.35 Tony Robinson’s Marvellous Machines. (PG)

8.30 Secrets Of The Tower Of London. remain until Superbloom. 9.20 24 Hours In Emergency: A Love Without End. (M) 10.15 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: Timor-Leste’s Paedophile Priest Scandal. 10.00 SBS News.

6pm Mastermind Australia.

6.30 SBS World News.

7.30 David Attenborough And The Giant

8.30 Nicole

Eyes Wide Open. (M) Takes a look at Nicole Kidman.

9.30 This Town. (MA15+) Dante wants to make music.

6pm Mastermind Australia.

6.30 SBS World News.

7.30 DNA Family Secrets. (PG)

The Hospital: In The Deep End: The Problem With Modern Life. (M) Part 1 of 3. 9.45 The Responder. Chris needs a day job.

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Better Homes And Gardens. Johanna Griggs catches up with Mark Olive, Australia’s most acclaimed Indigenous chef. 8.30 To
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6.30pm SBS World News. 7.30 Bronze Age Apocalypse. A look at the collapse of late Bronze Age. 9.10 Royal Autopsy: George IV –The Party King. Part 1 of 4. 10.05 South Korea
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7.30pm Would I Lie To You? (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Frequency. (2000) (MA15+) Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell. 10.25 MOVIE The Disaster Artist. (2017) (M) James Franco.

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

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

8.30 Louis Theroux Interviews... (M) 9.15 You Can’t Ask That. (M) 9.45 Miniseries: Time. (M) 10.55 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 11.40 Would I Lie To You?

7.35pm The Inbestigators. 8.05 Fresh Off The Boat. 8.30 Matilda And The Ramsay Bunch. 8.45 Style It Out. 9.15 Back In Time For Dinner. 10.20 Doctor Who.

7.30pm Children’s Programs. 8.05 Fresh Off The Boat. 8.30 Children’s Programs. 9.15 Planet Expedition. 10.15 Doctor Who. 10.40 Children’s Programs.

7.30pm Children’s Programs. 8.05 Fresh Off The Boat. 8.30 Matilda And The Ramsay Bunch. 8.45 Mythbusters “There’s Your Problem!”. 9.10 Robot Wars. 10.15 Doctor Who.

7.30pm Children’s Programs. 7.50 Little Lunch. 8.05 Fresh Off The Boat. 8.25 Matilda And The Ramsay Bunch. 8.45 The Secret Life Of Our Pets. 9.30 Style It Out. 10.05 Doctor Who.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard. (PG) 8.30 Heathrow. (PG) 9.00 Soccer. Friendly. AC Milan v AS Roma. 11.00 Escape To The Country.

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)

6.30pm Pawn Stars. 7.00 AFL: Friday Night Countdown. 7.20 Football. AFL. Round12. Collingwood v Western Bulldogs. 10.30 AFL Post-Game. 11.15 Armchair Experts.

6pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.00 Football. AFL. Round12. Geelong v Richmond. From GMHBA Stadium, Victoria. 10.30 AFL Post-Game. 11.00 MOVIE Blade Runner 2049. (2017) (MA15+)

6.35pm Greatest Escapes To The Country. 7.20 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. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Day After Tomorrow. (2004) (M) Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum. 11.00 MOVIE Dante’s Peak. (1997) (PG)

6.30pm Pawn Stars. 7.30 Outback Opal Hunters. (M) 8.30 Gem Hunters Down Under. (PG) 9.30 Appalachian Outlaws. (M) 10.30 Frozen Gold. 11.30 Mountain Men.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. (PG) 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. (PG)

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

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

6.30pm Pawn Stars. 7.30 Outback Truckers. (PG) 8.30 Outback Outlaw Comedian. (MA15+) 9.00 Family Guy. (M) 10.00 American Dad! (M) 11.00 American Dad! 11.30 Storage Wars.

6.30pm Pawn Stars. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 The Force: BTL. (PG) 8.30 World’s Wildest Police Videos. (M) 10.30 Police Code Attack.

6.30pm Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.00 Football. AFL. Round13. Adelaide v Richmond. From Adelaide Oval. 10.30 AFL Post-Game. 11.00 MOVIE Underworld: Blood Wars. (2016) (MA15+)

7.30pm MOVIE Finding Dory. (2016) (G) Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill. 9.30 MOVIE Valentine’s Day. (2010) (M) Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway.

6.30pm French Open Tennis Pre-Show. 7.00 Tennis. French Open. Day7. From Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France. 9.45 MOVIE The Huntsman: Winter’s War. (2016) (M)

7.30pm MOVIE Arrival. (2016) (M) Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker. 9.50 MOVIE Blaze. (2022) (MA15+) Simon Baker, Yael Stone. 11.50 Love Island USA. (M)

6pm Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE The Hustle. (2019) (M) 10.20 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.20 The Nanny. (PG) 11.50 Court Cam. (MA15+)

6pm Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Nobody. (2021) (MA15+) 10.20 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.20 The Nanny. (PG) 11.50 Court Cam. (M)

6pm Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.00 The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE Bridget Jones’s Baby. (2016) (M) Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey. 11.00 Seinfeld. (PG)

6pm The Nanny. (PG) 7.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE A Simple Favour. (2018) (M) Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding. 10.50 Seinfeld. (PG) 11.50 The Nanny. (PG)

5.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 6.30pm French Open Tennis Pre-Show. 7.00 Tennis. French Open. Day6. From Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France.

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.25 CSI: Vegas. (MA15+) 11.15 48 Hours. (M)

4.50pm MOVIE Sabata. (1969) (PG) 7pm Rugby Union. Round15. Western Force v ACT Brumbies. 9.45 Tennis. French Open. Day7.

3.30pm MOVIE Birdman Of Alcatraz. (1962) (PG) 6.30pm French Open Tennis Pre-Show. 7.00 Tennis. French Open. Day8. From Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France.

5.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 6.30pm French Open Tennis Pre-Show. 7.00 Tennis. French Open. Day9. From Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France.

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 10.20 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)

6pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 9.00 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 Impractical Jokers. (M) 10.30 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 11.00 Frasier. (PG)

6pm The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (M) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 10.00 The Big Bang Theory. (M) 10.30 Two And A Half Men. (M)

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 10.20 NCIS. (MA15+) 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. (PG) 10.00 South Park. (MA15+) 11.00 South Park. (M)

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 Soccer. Women’s International Friendly. Game2. Aust v China PR. 10.15 NCIS. (M) 11.10 NCIS: LA. (M)

5.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 6.30pm French Open Tennis Pre-Show. 7.00 Tennis. French Open. Day10. From Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France. 6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.25 FBI. (M) 11.15 48 Hours. (M)

5.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 6.30pm French Open Tennis Pre-Show. 7.00 Tennis. French Open. Day11. From Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France.

6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 RBT. 8.30 Missing Persons Investigation. 9.30 Casualty 24/7. 10.30 French Open Tennis Pre-Show. 11.00 Tennis.

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (M) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 10.30 Socceroos Magazine Show. 11.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M)

6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 Bull. (M) 8.25 NCIS. (M) 9.20 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) 10.15 Evil. (MA15+) 11.25 Diagnosis Murder. (PG)

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 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. (PG) 11.00 Frasier.

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Big Bang. 8.00 Big Bang. 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 Impractical Jokers. 10.30 Rules Of Engagement.

6pm Frasier. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 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 Frasier. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Big Bang. 8.00 Big Bang. 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 10.00 Impractical Jokers. 10.30 Rules Of Engagement. 3105

One of the great wonders of the world (not the Great Barrier Reef, nor the Himalayas or the Pyramids of Egypt) is, in fact, my recent discovery that cannot be explained.

Walking with my partner is a little problematic, to say the least, as apparently I walk too fast and she is always behind me, following like a geisha. However, the mystery takes a different turn when we go to a shopping centre … it’s like she is on steroids.

Shopping endorphins? It’s a thing!

Ordinary surf conditions abound, so get what you can or go shopping and test my theory.

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