My Weekly Preview Issue 815. July 4, 2024

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From the editor

In the culinary world, few figures command as much respect and admiration as Maggie Beer.

Renowned for her unwavering passion for food and her distinctive Australian approach to cooking, she has become a household name synonymous with quality and innovation.

It’s not surprising that tickets to her upcoming In Conversation event at Venue 114 sold like hot cakes. However, if you missed out on securing a ticket, fear not! We have you covered with our special feature story this week. Maggie shares her incredible culinary journey with My Weekly Preview, as well as what drives her and what you can expect from her latest cookbook. Turn to page 12 for the full story.

And don’t forget the Queensland Garden Expo. Running across four days from July 4-7, this is the 40th anniversary of the event and sure to be in full bloom with something for everyone – green thumb or not.

This edition is packed with all the favourite features you know and love. Plus, our health pages have great advice from the experts.

Ingrid Nelson

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The LNP says the Beerwah-Maroochydore line can be built by 2032 but the state government says ‘no it can’t’. WORDS: Steele Taylor.

The Opposition says it is committed to bringing a rail line to Maroochydore within eight years, but the state government insists that’s impossible.

The LNP recently spruiked its dedication to build the full 37.8-kilometre rail line from Beerwah to Maroochydore, without revealing when it could do it by or how it would be paid for.

But party leader David Crisafulli recently said the project could be achieved before the Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics.

“Make no mistake, we’re committed to

making it go all the way through to the Maroochydore CBD by the 2032 Games,” he says.

“We’re determined to make sure there is legacy infrastructure that comes out of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and there’s no greater legacy play than making sure that people in a fast-growing place like the Sunshine Coast can use a piece of infrastructure to connect with the capital.”

The state government has committed to building about half of the line by then.

The Transport Minister Bart Mellish says the full track cannot be delivered

before the Games, due to cost and construction complexities outlined in a report in March.

“The business case makes it clear the entire line to Maroochydore can’t be built by 2032,” he says.

“A construction program was developed with input from expert industry advisors.

“Even when staged or built concurrently, this program demonstrated that construction of the dual track rail line to Maroochydore would not be feasible prior to 2032.”

Mr Crisafulli announced, in his 2022 budget reply, that the Opposition wanted to have the line built to Maroochydore by 2032, but references to timing have been largely absent since, until the recent announcement.

“We are committed to bringing it all the way through and we’ll work with other levels of government to make sure that’s done as best we can,” he says.

“It does have to occur and it’s something we’re determined to see done by 2032.”

An athletes’ village will be at Maroochydore for the Games, while Games events will be held at Kawana, Alexandra Headland and near Nambour.

Mr Crisafulli says a half-built line will only create problems.

“To stop it at Caloundra would be a disastrous mistake,” he says.

“It will turn that part of the Sunshine Coast into a car park, and it will mean that people from other parts of the Coast are less likely to use it in the first place.

“It’s got to go all the way through to Maroochydore if it’s truly going to be the strategy that’s needed to get people out of their vehicles.”

But the Opposition has not detailed how a completed line would be paid for.

Mr Crisafulli says the LNP will speak to local and federal sectors to get the job done.

Meanwhile, the state government has assured that the first 19-kilometre section of the line, from Beerwah to Caloundra, will be built by 2032, with $5.5 billion in state and federal funding.

The government has committed to the planning of the line to Kawana and the protection of the alignment to Maroochydore by 2032.

Mr Mellish says it was impossible to build the entire line by then.

“Delivery of rail between Beerwah and Maroochydore is anticipated to take a decade or more, even when working across multiple work fronts at the same time,” he says.

“Without staging, no sections of the rail corridor would be able to be operationalised before this time.”

The business case summary stated that it would cost $5.4 billion to build the track from Beerwah to Caloundra, $8.4 billion to Birtinya and $12 billion to Maroochydore, and that several cost and construction constraints existed.

A spokesperson for the federal Department of Infrastructure says the federal government is committed to co-funding Stage 1 to Caloundra, and any possible future funding will be subject to examination.

“We will continue to work with the Queensland government to deliver priority land transport infrastructure, including considering new priorities in context of future business case and budget processes,” the spokesperson says.

Just another manic Monday

Most people break up on Mondays. Searching through public Facebook data, Lee Byron and David McCandless found that relationships statuses changed for the worse two weeks before Christmas, around Easter and on Mondays. Though this data may be somewhat misleading, as people might not be live updating their breakups, it shows an obvious trend.

Quote of the week

“Once something is a passion, the motivation is there.”
– Michael Schumacher, Formula 1 driver.

Did you know?

Russia, the country with the widest stretch of land, spans 11 time zones. France, technically, has the most with 12 (due to its territories being dispersed throughout the world). The US ties with Russia in second, but not all time zones are inhabited. So, Russia is the only place in the world where one citizen could be waking up at 8am and another could be going to bed at 11pm.

By the numbers


The word ‘hipster’ dates back to the 1930s and referred to someone in the jazz scene.

50 billion

Bill Gates has donated more than $50 billion to charity.


Blue whale calves grow 90kg each day for the first year of their life.

Batteries cause fires


Do you remember?

Canadians may not have always been the kind and caring people they are world famous for now. In the Cold War era, Canada spent thousands on its ‘Fruit Machine’. This device was supposedly able to identify gay men and lesbian women by monitoring subjects as they were shown pornographic images with homosexual content. This led to the wrongful persecution of many of Canada’s fine citizens.

Today in history – July 4

1776 – The Declaration of Independence is adopted in Philadelphia. The statement declared the independence of the 13 British colonies from the Crown. It also announced a new country: the United States of America.

1865 – Alice in Wonderland is published for the first time. The classic fantasy novel was written by author Lewis Carroll, whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.

1946 – The Philippines gains independence from the United States. The South-East Asian country had been ruled for almost 381 years by various colonial powers, starting with the Spanish in the early 16th century.

2012 – Discovery of Higgs boson particle is announced by scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The existence of the elusive elementary particle in physics was suggested in the 1960s. The Higgs boson, named after Nobel laureate Peter Higgs, was detected by scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider: the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.

Word of the day


A strongly written or spoken attack against someone else’s opinions, beliefs or practices.



Moving to South Australia’s Barossa Valley proved to be the ingredient in life one of our most-celebrated home cooks needed to shine.

Maggie Beer is not just an Australian food icon, she’s an essential ingredient in any discussion about food and flavour.

Renowned for her warm smile and infectious enthusiasm, she has become a beloved figure in the Australian culinary scene and synonymous with the art of creating exceptional food that celebrates tradition and innovation.

Her journey began in the Barossa Valley where she opened a farm shop in 1979 with her husband Colin. That shop morphed into the award-winning Pheasant Farm Restaurant and became part of Australian food history.

With a career spanning several decades, Maggie has authored numerous cookbooks that have become essential in kitchens across the country, inspiring home cooks and professional chefs alike.

Her recipes, often rooted in the seasonal abundance of the Barossa Valley, reflect her belief in the importance of fresh, seasonal ingredients and the joy of

sharing meals with loved ones.

She has also been a long-time television personality, where her warm demeanour and genuine passion for food have endeared her to audiences nationwide. Through shows such as

The Cook and The Chef, also starring chef Simon Bryant, Maggie has demystified the art of cooking, encouraging viewers to embrace the pleasures of preparing delicious meals with simple techniques and quality ingredients.

Beyond her culinary prowess, Maggie is a tireless advocate for the preservation of food traditions and local agriculture.

Her work with the Maggie Beer Foundation highlights her commitment to improving food experiences for the elderly in aged care facilities, promoting dignity and joy through well-prepared meals that nourish body and soul.

In recent years, Maggie has ventured into the realm of food education, establishing the Maggie Beer Foundation Education Program.

This initiative aims to empower future

generations of chefs and food service professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to create exceptional dining experiences that celebrate the diversity of Australian produce.

My Weekly Preview caught up with Maggie ahead of her sell-out visit to the Sunshine Coast on Friday, August 2, where she will speak about the latest edition of her cookbook, Maggie’s Recipe for Life What first sparked your passion for cooking and food?

I was brought up in a household in Sydney where, as a young child, food was incredibly important – whether it was using every part of the animal, or fishing or dabbing for prawns in the harbour. There were also the little things like understanding how to choose a pumpkin that was ripe.

What have been the most significant milestones in your career?

Significant milestones were having the luck to meet my husband Colin and coming to live in the Barossa with his vision of farming pheasants and

indeed becoming farmers and being part of a community. Then, Colin being awarded the Churchill Fellowship to study gamebird breeding in Europe and America, and that gave us our springboard.

How would you describe your cooking style, and what sets your recipes apart?

The Cook and The Chef stars

My cooking style is very producedriven. I have labelled myself as a country cook mainly because I follow the seasons of what is available and what I can grow where I live. My recipes are important to me, where adding the small detail will help the less-confident cook, and my dishes are straightforward, even simple, because it is the produce that shines and it’s also very accessible.

What role do you believe food plays in people’s lives beyond mere sustenance?

Good food is the quickest route to wellbeing but it’s not just about nutrition. It’s about flavour and pleasure, and sharing the table – bringing people together. It’s also about empowering people to live well, but joy is never to be understated.

How has your Australian heritage influenced your approach to cooking and the flavours you incorporate?

In farming in the Barossa Valley, we have been influenced by the Mediterranean climate and that links to all the foods of the Mediterranean, particularly Italian. So, it is the seasons and the food we grow that influence me. What have been the biggest

“Being self-taught has the advantage of not having rules you need to follow. So, instinct becomes your guide”

challenges you’ve faced in your career, and how did you overcome them?

In a way, there have been many challenges, but that can happen to anyone in all different forms. It’s the ability to see a challenge as a hurdle to be overcome, rather than a wall to stop you, and lateral thinking helps.

Your emphasis on fresh, local ingredients is well known. Can you elaborate on why this is so important to you?

Coming to the Barossa made me aware of the rhythm of the seasons. It was a revelation to taste almonds freshly picked, to understand the difference in flavour of fruit ripened on the trees, and being driven by flavour and by the vegetables we grow is the only way

I want to live.

Did you have formal culinary training, or are you largely self-taught?

How did this shape your culinary journey?

Being self-taught has the advantage of not having rules you need to follow. So, instinct becomes your guide.

Beyond cooking, you’ve also ventured into food products and television. What drives your entrepreneurial endeavours?

The television was never planned but became a joy – particularly the years of The Cook and the Chef with Simon Bryant, and TheGreat Australian Bake Off days, working with such a close team in Matt Moran, Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle, and an annual appearance on MasterChef was always fun, but not what drives me. The food business was always about ideas and maximising or value adding every product we grew.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in the culinary world today?

Make sure you are passionate about food and read, research and experience everything you can. Having an inquiring mind and being driven by excellence will set you in good stead.

Looking back on your career, what do you hope your legacy will be in the culinary world?

I hope my legacy will be my work in raising the bar of food in aged care across Australia. The journey has begun and the reality is to give pleasure and goodness through good food to all residents in aged care in every bite.

Are there any upcoming projects or ventures you’re excited about that you can share with us?

The most exciting project is the

release of my documentary, Maggie Beer’s Big Mission with the ABC on July 9. There are three episodes working in an aged care home in Perth with the team around me to show what is possible and how to make a difference within a very complex arena of care, where everyone works so hard, and so often within the kitchen without the training required for the complexity to meet the needs of all the residents.

You are about to release an updated edition of your most recent cookbook, Maggie’s Recipe for Life. Can you share the inspiration behind the new edition?

The original Maggie’s Recipe for Life cookbook was launched in 2017 and my updated version incorporates 13 new recipes from the TV documentary series, Maggie Beer’s Big Mission. These recipes are my favourites from the show and have been re-written for the home kitchen. They are simple to make, with accessible and affordable ingredients bursting with flavour, and have a particular focus on protein in each dish.

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The team at Shanahan Family Law (Luke Shanahan) and Grenfell Murray (Peta Grenfell and Brendon Murray) recently welcomed special guests to celebrate the end of another financial year. It was a night of mingling and great networking, while enjoying delicious food and beverages at Maroochy RSL.


The Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network recently held its AGM breakfast at The Bower Tree, Sippy Downs. Past president Min Swan interviewed Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli on her journey towards her new role. The network also welcomed Paula Williamson as the new president.

Katrina Wretham, Danielle O’Connor
Angela Tondelstrand, Dianne Webber
Heather Anderson, Sally Desch
Kaitlyn Akers, Lisa Wilson
Tracy Armitage, Lisa Wilson, David Netherton
Adele Workum, Tracy Fitzgerald, Mandy Day
Shannon Dawes, Ingrid Nelson
Mary Martin, Robyn Hills
Heather Chilcote, Alister White, Kerrie Atherton
Michalle Faulkner, Claire Quarrell, Kym Cousins, Larnie Tierney
Luke Shanahan, Brendon Murray
Paula Williamson, Mayor Rosanna Natoli, Min Swan
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Buying Now

Mike and Nate Cornish will be travelling the Sunshine Coast area between July 10th and 20th. We want to buy your unwanted items listed below. Please visit us at one of the venues shown below for an ‘on the spot’ appraisal. If you live outside the area, have too many items to bring in, or would like a home visit, phone Nate on 0426 820 646 NOW to arrange a time.

These events are often compared to the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ on TV, but without the long queues. Don’t miss this opportunity! Fully Licensed Antique, Numismatic, and Precious Metal Buyers with over 45 years Industry Experience.

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Beerwah Meeting Place (Room 3/3A) 8:30am – 12:00pm 25 Peachester Road MONDAY 15TH JULY TUESDAY 16TH JULY

Mapleton Bowls Club (Hall) 9:00am – 11:00am 5 Post Office Road

Woombye Bowls Club (Bistro Area) 11:30am – 1:30pm 5-9 Hill Street Landsborough Hall 12:30pm – 3:00pm 485 Old Landsborough Road

Maleny Bicentenary Meeting Room 9:00am – 12:30pm 1 Bicentenary Ln, Maleny

Visits 4:00pm – 6:00pm

0426 820 646 For a Home Visit Yandina-Eumundi RSL Hall 9:00am – 11:30am 24 North St, Yandina THURSDAY 18TH JULY Cooroy RSL 12:30pm – 3:00pm

All Jewellery, Rings, Diamond and other stones, Brooches, Pendants, Lockets, Bracelets & Bangles, Gold Cuff Links, Necklaces, All Broken
or Worn Jewellery.


Bruce and Denise Morcombe have been on a special road trip from their Sunshine Coast home to Canberra to mark a milestone.

Bruce and Denise Morcombe have launched the 20th anniversary of one of Australia’s largest child safety organisations at a special event in Canberra.

The founders of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation met with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Opposition Leader Peter Dutton and officials from the Australian Federal Police and National Missing Persons Coordination Centre at an afternoon tea at Parliament House recently.

“We are proud to be Daniel’s parents and quite moved that 20 years after his abduction, those tragic events are not

“We are often outside our comfort zone, but we do what we can for the ones whose voices were not heard when they spoke out.

“It is the many adult survivors of child sexual abuse who inspire us to do more.”

Milestone events during the next 12 months include the 20th Day and Walk for Daniel, the 20th Dance for Daniel and the Lunch for Daniel celebrating the foundation’s 20th anniversary in May 2025.

The foundation has made a profound difference to the lives of children and parents throughout Australia since its launch at the Morcombes’ Palmwoods home in May 2005.

As Queensland child safety ambassadors, Bruce and Denise have visited more than 1000 schools, and the foundation continues to provide award-winning, free child safety resources.

More than $2.4 million of counselling and gifts have also been provided to young victims of crime.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support over the past 20 years,” Mrs Morcombe says.


The latest Sunshine Coast Project Booyah cohort has graduated after a 16-week police mentoring program focused on supporting at-risk and disengaged youth.

The program is run by the Queensland Police Service, in partnership with the Police Citizens Youth Club and the local community. It works to develop teen leadership and social, literacy and numeracy skills to put participants on a pathway towards improving their health, education, employment opportunities and connection to the community.

The program has been so successful locally that, since 2019, it has seen an 80 per cent decrease in re-offending. Project Booyah Sunshine Coast Police coordinator Senior Constable Greg Newman says eight boys graduated this round.

“These are local teenagers that have come into the program disengaged from their community and lacking direction, that have grown into capable, valued members of our community,” Senior Constable Newman says.

“Throughout the program, we teach them about healthy relationships, controlling their emotions, and the impacts of drugs and alcohol.

forgotten and his important legacy continues to grow,” Mr Morcombe says.

The Morcombes visited Canberra as part of a 20-day, 7200-kilometre Time To Talk Road Trip, in which they are visiting regional schools to educate more than 1600 students about personal safety.

New fundraising opportunities are also being launched to commemorate 20 years.

“After two decades and exhausting every opportunity promoting child safety across Australia, we believe this 20-year milestone is poised to make a profound difference in keeping all Australian kids safe,” Mr Morcombe says.

“The fire still burns within each of us.

“The foundation’s free child safety resources and Daniel’s legacy continue because of the generosity Australians have shown us.

“Everything we do is to respectfully honour Daniel and to help keep children safe from harm and abuse.”

The anniversary launch follows Bruce and Denise’s recent partnership with the National Office for Child Safety on a suite of national resources as part of the Australian Government’s One Talk at a Time campaign.

The resources have age-appropriate activities for children and young people to create a ‘safety team’ that consists of trusted adults, inside and outside of the home.

“Everything we do is focused on growing their confidence, self-esteem and resilience and reconnecting them with their community, including school, training and employment.

“Our data on graduates over the past four years shows a decrease in re-offending and victimisation by up to 80 per cent and the flow-on effect has seen participants re-engage in education while improving employment opportunities.”

Area coordinator for Bli Bli Neighbourhood Watch Edith Blanck says Project Booyah plays an important role in the ongoing youth crime crisis and “it’s been wonderful to see another crop of graduates complete the program and re-engage into further education or employment”.


Jordan Overs, Bradley Lawson and David Eichmann are making headway on the Sunshine Coast in improving the confidence of people living with Down syndrome.

Known as Coast Crew 2, from their headquarters at the Kawana Scout Den, the crew works to create podcasts and share their passions through creative self-development.

They are passionate about increasing their capabilities and ultimately transforming adversity to empowerment.

“We are about autonomy, community, connection and friendship,” Mr Overs says.

Mr Lawson says: “We work together to podcast, interview, footy tip, online game, complete team challenges and engage in creative self-development, two days a week.”

Mr Eichmann adds: “Each week, we continue to learn and grow as individuals and as a rocking great team.”

The next feather in the cap will see the men present at the upcoming World Down Syndrome Congress, taking place in Brisbane from July 9-12.

The theme is: ‘Together we can –celebrating diversity and inclusion’.

The congress will see families, advocates and professionals gather for

the education and social event.

“We have a 20-minute oral presentation to give on the world stage and a massive road trip to Brisbane together,” Mr Overs says.

Mr Lawson adds: “With the power of our amazing network, we have the means and opportunity to premiere an amazing mixed-media presentation.”

Mr Eichmann says the opportunity will “show the world we can do all the things that only few know we can do”.

The crew is often at La Balsa Park at Buddina on Fridays, practising communication skills by chatting to locals Find @coastcrew2 on Instagram.

Jordan Overs, David Eichmann and Bradley Lawson
Bruce and Denise Morcombe with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese


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‘Gardeners’ paradise’ offers four days of speakers and exhibits.

Aplethora of surprises are in store for the 40th anniversary of one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier events from today.

With more than seven hectares of garden inspiration, 50,000 plants on sale each day and Australia’s largest gardening speaker program, the Queensland Garden Expo will transform the Nambour Showgrounds into a gardeners’ paradise from now until July 7.

Event manager Marion Beazley says the 40-year celebrations include an expanded event program from three to

four days, offering visitors even more opportunity to gather ideas, learn new techniques and purchase from more than 360 exhibitors.

At this year’s expo, gardening coach Kate Wall will share her wealth of knowledge on microclimates, growing and using herbs, choosing the right tree for a small garden, dealing with weeds without poison and preparing your garden for extreme weather.

The popular Poultry Spectacular will return, and with it comes the introduction of the expo’s inaugural Crowing


• Four-day event from July 4 to 7

• 40th anniversary event

• 40,000-plus attendees

• more than seven hectares of gardening inspiration

• 360-plus exhibitors and displays, including 55 nurseries

• 150-plus free lectures and demonstrations

• six live speaker stages

• 50,000 plants for sale each day.

Competition where entrants will deliver their best rooster impression, as voted by the crowd.

Gardening gurus such as Jerry Coleby-Williams, Costa Georgiadis, Sophie Thomson, Phil Dudman, Millie Ross and Claire Bickle will be part of this year’s extended speaker program.

The event runs from July 4 to 7, with gates open from 8am to 4pm daily. For the full program and to buy tickets, visit

CORRECTION: In the June 20 edition, My Weekly Preview incorrectly published information on the Queensland Garden Expo, including the event dates. My Weekly Preview apologises for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Kate Wall has provided My Weekly Preview readers with her top tips for gardening with dogs. Learn how to create a harmonious garden that both you and your furry friend will love.

1. Choosing the right dog – If you have an established garden, consider giving a home to an adult dog. Puppies are more likely to be destructive in the garden.

2. Beware of poisonous plants –Brunsfelsias, azaleas or cycads should be surrounded by other plants so that dogs cannot easily reach them. Keep dieffenbachias in pots out of reach.

3. Digging in the garden – Discourage dogs digging holes by putting their own poo in the hole. Dogs don’t like digging where they poop, so will change locations. Once they have found a spot out of your way, let them keep that hole. It will give them a place to lie on a hot day.

4. Dogs and wildlife – Have sections of the garden that are planted densely to provide cover for the wildlife. Consider having a section of the garden the dogs can’t access unsupervised.


Two motorsport enthusiasts are gearing up for a wild ride to help raise funds for Kidney Health Australia. WORDS: Caitlin Zerafa.

Two Eumundi ‘besties’ who share a love of motorsport are gearing up to participate in a seven-day car rally across the country.

Known as the ‘Sunshine Blokes’, Graeme Meade and Bruce Chamberlain will participate in the 35th annual Kidney Kar Rally (KKR).

It’s one of the longest-running charity rallies in Australia, raising money for Kidney Health Australia.


• There are more than 31,000 people in Australia living with kidney disease.

• There is no cure, and dialysis or kidney transplantation are needed to stay alive.

• Three-in-four Aussies are at risk of chronic kidney disease.

• In its 35 years, the Kidney Kar Rally has raised more than $16 million to help change the lives of children and young people affected by kidney disease.

• About 1.8 million Australians are unaware that they have the early markers of kidney disease.

kids and youths suffering with kidney disease, as well as the families that have children to support with CKD.”


In honour of NAIDOC Week (July 7-14), the Nambour Library Forecourt will come alive with First Nations culture on July 10.

The annual flag-raising ceremony highlights the significance of the Sunshine Coast First Nations community’s connection to Country, values and culture.

NAIDOC stands for the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee. It is a significant week to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s theme is: ‘Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud’.

The pair will drive Kar 97 more than 3800 kilometres from Deniliquin to Leeton (NSW) via Hahndorf (SA) from August 3 to 10, traversing outback and country roads.

Kidney Health Australia says three-infour Aussies are at risk of chronic kidney disease, and Mr Meade believes it’s an important cause to back.

“Kidney Disease (CKD) is a killer with no known cure and, unfortunately, is on the increase – particularly amongst the young,” he says.

“The 2024 KKR will be our second involvement in fundraising for Kidney Health Australia that provides support to

Mr Meade says that since raising money for the charity, he has heard many stories of those touched by the disease and hopes the rally will encourage others to check in on their health. “Having an active and healthy life, both Bruce and I are thankful to share a love of motorsport and the opportunity to give back to others less fortunate than us,” he says.

To fit in with their Sunshine Blokes theme, Mr Meade and Mr Chamberlain will don their bright outfits for the rally.

Visit and search for ‘Sunshine Blokes Kar 97’ for more information or to donate.


Antique buyers in the area

In today’s trend of downsizing and decluttering our homes, it’s the perfect time to go through those drawers and cupboards and turn those unwanted items into cash. Antique Buyers, and father-son duo, Mike and Nate, will be in the Sunshine Coast area between July 10th and 20th.

“We are enthusiastic buyers, particularly interested in gold jewellery, whether broken or intact, antique jewellery, gold and silver coins, collectibles including military medals, and banknotes, as well as mechanical watches.”

“Everyone has something we want to buy, and nothing is too small for our consideration. We are just as happy to buy one item, as we are buying 10,000!” says Mike Cornish, the company’s chief buyer. If you are in doubt about any items you wish to sell, take them in for an instant appraisal. See page 15 for full details.

Gold and Silver still at high prices

With the gold price still at higher than traditional levels, right now is an opportune time to explore your jewellery box and dig out those old gold chains, rings, and brooches, to turn them into cash. Mike emphasizes, “This is an ideal time to sell. We will buy anything made of gold – old jewellery, coins, virtually

anything, even gold teeth! We also need silver in any form, including coins, and bars of any size.”

Old coins can toss up a rarity

Check those drawers and cupboards, you may have a rarity lurking amongst your coins. “We want to see any old foreign coin accumulations. Bags, tins, boxes, folders, however they come, we will be quite happy to go through your coins on the spot and give you an idea of what we can pay. You just never know what can turn up!”

Rolex and mechanical watches wanted Mechanical watches are needed urgently by the buyers. “Collectors at this stage want brands such as Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, and Seiko, just to mention some. These brands can command good prices depending on the model and condition.” Mike explains. “If you are unsure, bring your watches in for an appraisal.”

We also offer home visits for those unable to visit us, or those with too much to carry. Refer to our advertisement for home visit bookings then call Nate on 0426 820 646.

For complete details, including venue time and location, please see the advertisement on page 15.

“‘Blak, loud and proud’ encapsulates the unapologetic celebration of Indigenous identity, empowering us to stand tall in our heritage and assert our place in the modern world,” National NAIDOC Committee co-chair Steven Satour says.

“This theme calls for a reclamation of our narratives, an amplification of our voices, and an unwavering commitment to justice and equality.”

During the week, events also will be held in Caloundra, Maleny, Maroochydore and Birtinya.

Visit and search for ‘NAIDOC’ for details of events.

Bruce Chamberlain and Graeme Meade


Buderim Foundation breakfast

Royal Australian Air Force veteran Catherine Stamp will share her inspirational life story at the next Buderim Foundation breakfast to be held on July 24 at Headland Golf Club. Born to Maltese immigrant parents and being the eldest daughter with six siblings, her fortitude facing career and life challenges is nothing short of inspirational. The breakfast in on from 7-9am. Visit events for tickets.

Next Probus meeting

Joining the Probus Club of Currimundi Combined can be a great way to enrich retirement and connect with like-minded individuals. Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Caloundra Indoor Bowls Club at 55 Burke Street, Golden Beach. The next meeting is on July 10. The group also holds regular social activities and outings. Visit or contact Glenn on 0417 431 440 for more information.

Join Kawana Waters VIEW Club

Kawana Waters VIEW Club sponsors students as part of The Smith’s Family Learning for Life education program. Members meet socially on the second Wednesday of the month, and then again on the fourth Wednesday of the month for lunch at the Kawana Waters Surf Club. New members are welcome and those interested can contact Sandra on 0439 780 280 or email for more information.

Supporting local students

Three local students will be presented with bursaries to support their undergraduate studies at a special Graduate Women’s event on July 13. A lunch will be held at the Twin Waters

Golf Club from 10.30am and tickets include a two-course meal. RSVP before July 6 to Pam on 0429 133 998. Graduate Women Queensland Sunshine Coast Branch has been supporting the education of women and girls for the past 33 years. Visit

ShedMusic Festival

ShedMusic Festival will be a fun community event showcasing the musical talents of members of the greater Sunshine Coast Men’s Sheds. The Coolum Men’s Shed, in partnership with CoolumPeregian RSL, will run the festival from 10am to 10pm on July 13. The day will be a celebration of ‘mates making music’ featuring acts from the Buderim, Coolum, Maroochy, Mooloolah, Noosa and South Brisbane men’s sheds. Head along to the Coolum-Peregian RSL Club on David Low Way, Coolum. Admission is via donation. Visit for more information.

Grief, loss and dementia program

A free five-week grief, loss and dementia program will begin on July 15 at 11am in the Connections Hall at Buderim Uniting Church. This program offers an opportunity for carers of people with dementia to gain support and a further understanding of what is happening to

their loved one. For further information or to register, email Aurilea on or call 0439 768 394.

Woodlands winter market

The Woodlands Winter Artisans’ Market is taking place on July 6 from 9am to noon. There will be more than 25 artisan stalls including home décor, mosaics, soft handmade toys, plants, preserves, paper craft and jewellery. There will also be a sausage sizzle, fairy floss machine, coffee, morning tea and lunch, plus raffles. Head to IRT Woodlands at 22 Lacebark Street, Meridan Plains, for the event.

Call for festival volunteers

NOOSA alive! has a long tradition of delivering a successful festival, thanks to the help of its dedicated volunteers. The festival is now recruiting volunteers with a wide range of skills who enjoy the buzz of collaboration and want to be involved in a dynamic, creative team environment ahead of its 2024 program. The festival runs from July 19 to 28. Visit volunteers to register.

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Sunshine Coast Council handed down its Budget for 2024-25 on June 20, which included many important projects for Division 5.

Beautifying Maleny, enhancing the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and upgrading the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden were just some of the many benefits.

This budget will deliver a wide variety of important works across our hinterland region. One of my top priorities is to keep our hinterland residents and farmers connected on our country roads, as well as make them accessible for the many visitors we have coming to our beautiful region.

Increasing investment in sealing gravel roads has been high on my agenda and I’m pleased to advise that this year we are allocating $8 million across the region –up from $5 million.

Placemaking projects are an important

part of enhancing those aspects our residents already love about their picturesque townships. Head to the council’s website for a full list of Division 5 budget wins.

Rangebow festival

I had the privilege to launch the Rangebow festival program in Montville recently.

Proudly supported by the council through the Major Events Sponsorship Program’s Emerging Events category, we hope that our three-year funding package will provide financial certainty for organisers. The festival, running from August 1-4, is a great opportunity to promote community inclusiveness, diversity, reconciliation and sustainability.

These core values have guided the event programming and some of the best things on offer are free and family friendly.

Find the full program and locations at

Outdoor work experience program

Join the council’s Parks and Gardens team for a five-day, senior high school work experience program.

Obtain on-the-job skills across six fields, including horticulture, irrigation, nursery, administration, infrastructure and maintenance.

Visit the council’s website and search for ‘careers’.

Finally, a few rays of sunshine for the Sunshine Coast’s tourism industry – well, three, in fact – with lots of new flights heading our way.

It kicks off with Air New Zealand’s seasonal flights from Auckland from June 26.

And Jetstar has announced it will start year-round flights from Auckland in December.

In addition to this, we will soon be connected to Cairns once again from December through Jetstar.

The year-round connection to Auckland is a game changer.

I was in New Zealand earlier this month to meet with the Kiwi travel industry and set up partnerships to grow our biggest international market.

Kiwis already spend more than $100 million on the Sunshine Coast each year and there is huge potential to grow

this through the additional direct flights.

Visiting New Zealand also was a reminder that our year-round climate makes us a no-brainer holiday destination for the Kiwis to escape their winter.

In fact, our current marketing campaign into New Zealand has all been about inviting the Kiwis to be in sunshine by lunchtime, in reference to the ease of getting here.

So it’s fair to say we can expect to see a lot more Kiwis visiting the Sunny Coast over the next few years.

The timing of the announcement couldn’t be any better as well, with the new flights a step forward in filling the gap that Bonza has left behind.

Of course, on the flip side, it also means that it’s never been easier for us locals to skip across the ditch for a cheeky NZ holiday, either.



The Curated Plate is a delicious celebration of the Sunshine Coast’s local produce, producers, chefs and unique natural assets from the sea to the hinterland.Locals and visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the flavours of the region and connect with growers, producers and chefs through memorable experiences. From Caloundra to Coolum and Buderim to Beerwah, The Curated Plate is set to feature more than 90 events from local producers and suppliers.

When: July 26 to August 4

Where: Various locations

Tickets: Via




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.

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The Sunshine Coast Winter Lawn Bowls Carnival is an annual event played at various clubs across the region. In 2024, the carnival celebrates 60 years of operation. There are 13 one-day tournaments available for male and female affiliated lawn bowlers. The prizemoney exceeds $40,000.

When: Saturday, July 6 – Friday, July 19. Where: Multiple locations across the Sunshine Coast.

Tickets: Via winter-carnival.


Experience the annual Soup+Soul Exhibition and Art Market, where creativity meets community spirit. Attendees can buy a handmade pottery bowl filled with soup for $15. The event features handcrafted items, live music and how-to demonstrations. Children’s activities, a coffee van, and homemade treats add to the festivities.

When: Saturday, July 6, 9am-2pm.

Where: Sunshine Coast Art Group, 1 William Parker Place, Buderim.

Tickets: $15 for soup and a bowl to keep.



The inaugural Christmas in July fundraiser lunch will help support the most vulnerable tweens and teens in the community experiencing domestic and family violence. Your Mortgage Coach’s Cass Connolly is partnering with the Sunshine Coast’s Rise2 Foundation charity for the event. The RISE2 Foundation and its parent not-for-profit organisation Coast2Bay Housing currently provide safe, secure homes for almost 200 teenagers.

When: Saturday, July 20, noon-3pm.

Where: Uptown Social Kitchen & Bar, 55 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore. Tickets: $100, via



Gig guide


Queen Tribute, Flaxton Gardens, 8.30pm Phosphenes, Solbar, 7pm Scott Browne, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm Billy Guy, Cooroy RSL, 6pm.


Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute, Kings Beach Tavern, 8pm Fungas, Solbar, 7pm Tom Roberts, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm

Living in the 70’s, Caloundra RSL, 8pm.


Estampa, Millwell Road Community Centre, 1.30pm

Jazz in the Forest, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, noon Colin Dodds, Maroochy RSL, 5.30pm Jebediah, Kings Beach Tavern, 2.30pm.

* All events were correct at time of printing.

The Education Fair is Southeast Queensland’s leading education expo. Bringing together providers from every stage of a learning journey under one roof, this is an unmissable event for anyone considering their child’s education. With plenty of demonstrations, entertainment, hands-on activities and come-and-try sessions, it’s a fair, an expo and a heap of free fun.

When: Saturday, July 13, 9am-3pm.

Where: 22 Elizabeth Daniels Way, Buderim.

Tickets: Free entry but registration is essential via shoremedia.


Jane Stephens believes Australia had the chance to stop the scourge of vaping, but none of us can breathe easy now with the new watered-down laws.

innamon and apple, chocovanilla, icy watermelon with a minty twist. Name your flavour and it is sure to be available. Watch the kids breathe it in, then get hooked.

No one saw the enormity of vaping’s addiction wave. It was seen as inoffensive at first, with even doctors embracing it as a way to ease people off smoking. But to a generation that had not been subjected to the shock ads and public health campaign about the perils of smoking, breathing in tasty water vapour was quickly embraced as fun, social and intoxicating.

Then the science rolled in about how terrible it was for lungs, the stats stacked up about how much of it was coming from offshore, and the government panicked. A world-first ban on the vessels of poison was announced – the very possession of them without a prescription to be an illegal act. Then another switch and an eleventhhour back-pedal. From the start of this month, vapers might still need a prescription and can only get the devices from chemist shops. But from October, vapes can be bought without a prescription. Crazy stuff. The possession of vapes will

remain decriminalised, even for the very young, which means the local pharmacy is going to be the place to hang out for young puffers. Vapes will be like ciggies, except you get them from pharmacies instead of shops: plain packaging, behind the counter, ID required, limited to boring flavours.

Maybe the softening was because the federal government is not making the money it used to on nicotine. It had projected getting about $15 billion last financial year in excise on tobacco, but only got $10.5 billion.

Fewer people were buying legal smokes (they are about $60 a pack these days, so little wonder), but they sure were getting their nicotine hits from places unregulated and untaxed. So, instead of banning vaping, the government (and the Opposition) will keep it, regulate it to collect their cut and go hard on illegal imports.

Making money out of people’s unhealthy habits has long been the practice of our governments, with booze, the pokies and cigarettes some of the income streams they rely on.

But they had the chance to do better: to show the public good was bigger than their addiction to our sins. And now they have blown it. What a crying shame.

WAshley Robinson reflects on the experience of running for Sunshine Coast mayor and what he has learnt, moving forward with his new life.

ell, folks, like a bad penny, I am back after a three-month sabbatical brought on by my deluded idea of becoming mayor of the Sunshine Coast Council.

It was not to be, even though I have to thank about 50,000 kind people who voted for me. I was outgunned by Rosanna Natoli, who ran a very impressive campaign.

Now, the reason I had to stop writing this column was that it was deemed to be an unfair advantage over the other candidates, depending on how you look at it.

There were six candidates and I came second but, unlike the upcoming Olympics, there is no silver medal – even though some folk thought that if you came second, you got to be deputy mayor (no, what you get is a donut). That amazed me somewhat – the fact people thought that could happen.

It did highlight to me the lack of interest people actually have in politics.

Since March 16 and to this very day, I still have people asking how I went, am I

mayor and, if not, who is?

I must say, I have learnt a lot since January when this all started, as I have also left my place of employment for 14 years at Alex Surf Club.

As far as the election went, I never got abused as much as I thought I would – well, not to me face, anyway. I was really surprised about how many people helped and supported me and it was like having a funeral but still being alive. It was quite nice, to be honest.

I learnt about the multitude of good people out there and thankfully a small number of people that I thought were honest but turned out to be people who would do or say anything to derail me. They will be disappointed that they didn’t lose my election: I probably just wasn’t good enough.

Now, I have been married for 41 years and I now know how I have done that: I haven’t been home much. So, I have some stories to share about being home with Old Mate. By the way, my column is now every two weeks. Lucky I never came third as it might have been every three weeks, or worse? Love being back!


• Visit the magnificent Victoria Falls, including the “Flight of the Angels” helicopter tour

• Search for the Big 5 in Etosha and Chobe National Parks

• Experience a unique nature experience at a safari camp in the Moremi Game Reserve

• Enjoy Table Mountain and the stunning scenery of the Cape of Good Hope

• Return economy class airfares from Brisbane to Cape Town and Johannesburg to Brisbane

• Services of a Travel Associates tour host travelling

The opinions expressed are those of the authors. These are not the views of My Weekly Preview publishers.
Dr Jane Stephens is a UniSC journalism lecturer, media commentator and writer.
Ashley Robinson is Chairman of Sunshine Coast Falcons and Sunshine Coast Thunder Netball and a lifetime Sunshine Coast resident.


The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital is offering a new service to parents and babies that will see families returning home sooner.

NOURISH is designed to provide care and support from a neonatal home visiting service. The service, which kicked off in

April 2024, is being offered seven days a week during a six-month trial.

The benefits of the service include reduced risk of infections, shorter overall length of stay in hospital, improved satisfaction for families, lower psychological impact from prolonged hospitalisation, and decreased problems

for families having to travel. Sunshine Coast Health acting chief executive Joanne Shaw is welcoming the service.

“Seeing our littlest babies able to go home is always a key milestone, and this service helps babies needing feeding or phototherapy support to be cared for out of hospital,” Ms Shaw says.

“Babies being cared for in hospital isn’t always the best place for them to get better – not only for their wellbeing, but the impacts on their families as well.

“Families have provided significant positive feedback as our frontline neonatal team can visit their home, and provide care to baby, without disrupting family life for parents or siblings.”

So far, 19 families have benefited from the program, with more than 170 cot days saved (the number of days a baby would otherwise have had to be in hospital) in the two months since the program started.

Sunshine Coast Health nursing service director Keppel Schafer says feedback from families befitting from the service is promising.

“We’re providing care to around 10 babies per month as part of this service, and we’re already seeing some of the benefits to babies and families,” Mr Schafer says.

“The benefits of the service include less time in hospital for families, babies being with their families 24/7, increased breastfeeding opportunities, reduced stress for parents and decreasing the need to travel.

“The biggest positive has been the feedback from parents and, of course, seeing babies get home sooner.”

Alison Holman and Paula Thiesfield, from the NOURISH team at Sunshine Coast University Hospital


Eyelid surgery (or oculoplastic surgery) encompasses various procedures aimed at improving the function and appearance of the eyelids.

Commonly, this includes blepharoplasty, ptosis repair, entropion or ectropion, as well as the removal of skin cancers.

Blepharoplasty is a functional and sometimes cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the eyelids. It addresses issues such as drooping lids, under-eye bags, and wrinkles around the eyes. Besides aesthetic enhancement, blepharoplasty can improve vision in cases where sagging upper eyelid skin obstructs sight. If this is the case, Medicare may offer a rebate.

Ptosis repair targets drooping upper eyelids caused by weakened or stretched muscles. Ptosis can be congenital or acquired, often resulting from ageing, injury or neurological conditions. Successful ptosis surgery enhances the field of vision and restores a more youthful, alert appearance.

Eyelid skin cancers – including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma – necessitate prompt and

expert surgical intervention. These cancers often present as persistent nodules or sores on the eyelids.

Treatment typically involves the excision of the tumour with a margin of healthy tissue to ensure complete removal.

Reconstructive techniques, such as skin grafts or flaps may be required to restore the eyelid’s function and appearance post-excision.

Eyelid surgery is a specialised field that not only addresses aesthetic concerns but also significantly impacts patients’ visual function, overall eye health and total wellbeing.

Dr Michael Karpa, of Best Practice Eyecare, is one of the most experienced oculoplastic surgeons on the Sunshine Coast, completing his Fellowship in Cornwall, England. Your GP or optometrist can refer you to Dr Karpa and his expert and caring team.



First Nations people are more likely to suffer blindness at a younger age. But an Indigenous health program is restoring sight for dozens of patients at a time.

With NAIDOC Week from July 7 to 14, it’s an important time to shine a spotlight on First Nations health.

Indigenous Australians experience blindness around six times the rate of non-Indigenous people, which Mater Hospital ophthalmologist Jon Farrah says is shocking.

“We’ve got six times the rate of poor vision in the Indigenous population. We’ve got 90 per cent that’s treatable and about a third of that is actually cataract blindness,” Dr Farrah says.

“It’s pretty important to address it.”

The effects of conditions such as cataracts can be debilitating, but public waiting lists can be long, hospital settings overwhelming, and specialist appointments inaccessible or expensive,. So, cataracts can go untreated.

A cataract pathway program, run by the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health and Mater Hospital, is helping groups of up to 30 First Nations patients have their eyesight restored.

More than 1000 cataract operations have been performed so far under the program.

Institute optometrist Celia McCarthy says being supported by health workers they know builds trust in a system that hasn’t always been accessible for First Nations people.

The institute also provides transport and support for patients on the day of surgery, as well as any follow-up appointments, to ensure the most appropriate and holistic care for each person.

“Surgery doesn’t start and end in the hospital,” she says.

“It’s part of a journey in someone’s life. It’s part of their whole story. What we do is connect that story back to their every day and into their home.”


“As a sports person and someone who lives a very active life, it is incredibly hard to live with increasing amounts of pain,” says Samantha, a Sunshine Coast local.

Luckily, now she doesn’t have to, thanks to Buderim’s Cluzie Clinic.

Samantha is an active sportswoman who will soon be competing in the upcoming Australian Masters Championships for hockey. However, for the past few years, she has been living with an extreme amount of pain.

“I wouldn’t go to hockey training without using painkillers,” Samantha says.

Samantha suffers from arthritis, herniated discs in her lower back, as well as a lot of other niggles and pain due to

playing sport for a long time. She had tried physiotherapy and osteotherapy, but nothing was able to relieve her pain or get her off the painkillers. Last year, she had a knee replacement which helped, but then the other knee started to play up to compensate for the change.

“I just assumed that I would have to live with the pain. Then I read about Cluzie Clinic in My Weekly Preview and thought to myself, ‘What have I got to lose?’,” Samantha says.

“I remember clearly going to my appointment on Tuesday with pain at around 7-8 out of 10 and realising the effects of ANF were pretty immediate. I walked out pain-free. The next day, I was

still pain-free but I had hockey training and mentioned to my daughter that I was nervous to train without painkillers. Well, needn’t have worried.”

This was the first time Samantha had trained without painkillers in years.

Claire, from Cluzie, says the clinic works with many athletes to relieve them of pain and get them to perform at their peak again. “It is something we love to do,” she says.

Samantha says that her time with Cluzie Clinic has been life changing. After years of living with ‘teeth-grinding pain’, it is incredible now to live an active, sporty life again – this time, pain-free.

“Claire is my new best friend. My body is in top shape and this is the best it has felt in a long time,” she says.

“We are now going even deeper to work on the really old injuries. When I told Claire that I would just have to live with the pain from my flare-ups, she said straight away: ‘No, you don’t!’. Having this support is invaluable to me.”

Cluzie Clinic is a holistic health provider, passionate about helping clients become pain-free.

“Pain is a sign that something in the body is not right,” Claire says.

“It is our job to find out what is going on and to rectify it.”

Visit or call 5329 7905.


People aged 45 to 49 can now request to join the free National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

As part of the 2024-25 Budget, the federal government announced the lowering of the eligible screening age of the program from 50 to 45, from July 1.

From the age of 45, eligible people can request their first bowel cancer screening kit be mailed to them.

Once this first test is completed, the kit will automatically be mailed for regular testing every two years.

Anyone aged 50 to 74 will continue to receive a bowel cancer screening kit in the mail every two years as usual.

Bowel cancer often develops without any symptoms, which is why the bowel cancer screening kit is crucial.

It can detect early signs of the disease before symptoms appear.

For people outside the age range of 45 to 74, clinical guidance does not recommend a ‘one-size-fits-all’ populationscale approach to screening. Instead, clinical guidance recommends talking with your doctor about screening options.

Your doctor may recommend bowel screening available via Medicare. Bowel screening kits are also available for purchase at pharmacies or online.

Visit to register.



Sleep plays a crucial role in allowing your brain the necessary ‘down time’ to process and store the information it receives during the day.

Insufficient sleep not only affects your mood and concentration, but it’s also a major contributor to anxiety and depression. Here are some tips Queensland Health recommends for seriously good shut-eye.

The darker, the quieter, the better. Exposure to even low levels of light while sleeping has been linked to symptoms of depression. Try and make your room like a cave: quiet and very dark.

Eat smart, sleep tight. Going to bed feeling hungry or full can cause discomfort and may keep you up. Avoid large meals, caffeine or alcohol within a couple of hours of bedtime.

The cool thing to do. Sleep experts recommend sleeping at between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. Try using a fan, opening windows and wearing cool pyjamas.

Lights down, devices down. Try not to use devices with a screen (phones, laptops, tablets, computers, TVs) in the lead-up to sleep. The blue light they emit can seriously affect your sleep patterns.

Be a morning person. We’re not suggesting you wake up at ‘what-theheck-o-clock’ – just that you do any vigorous exercise or highly energetic activities earlier in the day, so that you’re not too buzzed to sleep at night. Live, sleep, repeat. Try sticking to a regular sleep schedule. Maintaining a routine around sleep can help you feel sleepy at the right time. We’re creatures of habit and our bodies crave routine.

Migraine treatment trial

If you are aged 18 to 65 years old (inclusive), and you have been experiencing acute migraine (with or without aura) for over a year with documentation to provide as evidence, you may be eligible to participate in the trial of an investigational treatment.


Sound waves begin their journey by entering the outer ear and travelling through the ear canal: a narrow passage leading to the eardrum.

The eardrum vibrates in response to these sound waves, transmitting the vibrations to three tiny bones in the middle ear: the malleus, incus and stapes. These middle ear bones amplify the sound vibrations and direct them to the cochlea: an inner ear structure shaped like a snail and filled with fluid.

Within the cochlea, a flexible membrane known as the basilar membrane divides it into upper and lower sections, serving as a foundation for essential hearing components.

As the fluid in the cochlea ripples from the incoming vibrations, a travelling wave forms along the basilar membrane. Sensory hair cells located on the membrane move with this wave.

Hair cells at the cochlea’s wider end detect higher-pitched sounds, including an infant’s cry, while those closer to the centre sense lower-pitched sounds, such as a dog’s bark.

The movement of these hair cells causes tiny hair-like projections, called stereocilia, to bend against an overlying structure. This bending action opens pore-like channels at the tips of the

stereocilia, allowing chemicals to enter the cells and generate an electrical signal.

This electrical signal is then carried by the auditory nerve to the brain, where it is processed into recognisable and understandable sound.

It is an amazing journey.

Hearing is a precious sense and the loss of it can drastically lower the quality of your life. Protect your hearing: it is one of your vital senses. If you start to miss the occasional word or the TV volume is creeping up, having a hearing test will give you the power to slow the impact of hearing loss.

Lisa Burley is a senior audiometrist at Hear4Good: a local and independent hearing clinic at Golden Beach and Caloundra. Call 5477 0144 or visit

Hypertension treatment trial

If you are over the age of 18, and you have diagnosed uncontrolled or resistant high blood pressure, you may be eligible to participate in the trial of a potential treatment for the condition.

Migraine prevention trial

If you are aged 18 to 65 years old (inclusive), and you have been experiencing migraine attacks (with or without aura) for over a year with documentation to provide as evidence, you may be eligible to participate in the trial of a potential treatment.


If you are suffering the symptoms of fatigue or a sleep disorder, your job and the lives of those around you could be at risk.

The Sleep Health Foundation reports that in Australia, fatigue is responsible for almost 10,000 serious workplace injuries and more than 25,000 serious

road crash injuries each year.

Sleep deprivation has shown to have a massive impact on physical performance, ability to focus and control your mood or operate effectively in the workplace, as well as effects on longterm health and wellbeing.

It is important to ensure you are always getting an adequate amount of good-quality sleep.

For adults, that is seven to nine hours per night.

Cataracts and Dry Eyes

A cataract is any clouding of the lens of the eye. The lens is situated inside the eye, behind the pupil. It acts in the same way as the lens in a camera to help focus light rays on to the light sensitive nervous tissue in the back of the eye – the retina.

Dry eye syndrome is a general term for the breakdown of the tear film that protects the eye’s front surface. It is the most common symptomatic eye condition treated at Best Practice Eyecare. Dry eye syndrome causes chronic, tired, uncomfortable eyes.

Dr Michael Karpa and the amazing team at Best Practice Eyecare can help you with cataracts, dry eyes, and much more including glaucoma, pterygia, lid surgery and macular degeneration.

Dr Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience and psychology, states that once adults have less than seven hours of sleep, objective impairments in their body can be measured – even after one night.

If you have untreated sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, you may think you are getting adequate hours of sleep, but in reality, it is of poor quality, fragmented and unrefreshing.

Impacts of poor sleep can include reduced chance of employment, early retirement, or exit from the workforce due to premature mortality.

Research carried out in Australia has found that driving while sleepy can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol.

Up to 38 per cent of Australian truck drivers have obstructive sleep apnoea, which has been associated with vehicle accidents.

As a result, there are important legal requirements for private and commercial drivers to avoid driving tired and to ensure any condition which affects their ability to drive is properly treated and kept under review by a qualified sleep specialist.

For further information, contact mySleep Warana Clinic on 1300 605 700 or visit



The University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) is set to double its clinical trials capacity on the Sunshine Coast and at Moreton Bay, in a $11.5 million expansion project.

With support from the state government through the Industry Partnership Program, UniSC Clinical Trials will scale up the clinical footprint at the Morayfield Health Hub and establish a new 24-bed facility at the Maroochydore Private Hospital, which is under construction.

The UniSC Clinical Trials network provides community access to clinical trials, supporting regional patient participation in trials and the development of new treatments and medical devices –with sites in Brisbane, Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast.

UniSC Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett, anticipates the expansion will create more than 100 new jobs over the next five years, while offering greater opportunities for researchers, students and patients.

“UniSC’s Clinical Trials has expertise in trials across a range of chronic diseases, vaccines, cancer treatment, healthy volunteers and medical devices across all

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phases of development,” Prof Bartlett says.

“In deciding which trials to lead, we place strong consideration on community interest. So, if we can see benefits from an early phase trial, then it’s one we will aim to secure for our community.

“This means we accept a lot of trials for potential medications and treatments to address mental health, coeliac disease, dementia, metabolic diseases like diabetes, eye health, osteoarthritis and various trials for neurological conditions, which our communities have shown us that they care about immensely.”

She says clinical trials also assist local innovators to more fully develop products that can lead to exports, as well as inviting international businesses to develop their products in Queensland.

UniSC Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Professor Ross Young says UniSC Clinical Trials will help

bring cutting-edge medical developments to the community – particularly trials in mental health, diabetes and coeliac disease.

“Clinical trials are an important feature of any advanced healthcare system and critical to the development of new therapies, devices and diagnostics, as well as the delivery of these to patients in the community, starting here in Queensland,” he says. “The Sunshine Coast is fast becoming a leading region for biomedical and life sciences research, products and services, with an innovative health and medical infrastructure, research, clinical expertise and industry growth opportunities.”

This project has been funded under the $415.5 million Industry Partnership Program that is part of the Queensland Jobs Fund to boost the state’s industry footprint, create jobs and strengthen the economy and local supply chains.


Many skin cancers go undetected because they are not recognisable to the naked eye, or they go unnoticed.

A thorough skin check finds hidden cancers earlier and can lead to smaller, simpler treatments with a much lower risk of complications.

What you may not know, is that up to 30 per cent of melanomas are only diagnosed because change is noticed –not because they have clear features of melanoma.

This fact is important for everyone. It is especially important for people at high risk of melanoma, including those with many moles, strong personal or family history of the disease, who’ve had many sunburns, or spent lots of time in the sun.

So, what are the best steps to help find skin cancer early?

Self skin check every one or two months: look everywhere for sore, changing, abnormal or new lesions that don’t resolve in five to six weeks, and get them checked promptly.

Regular skin checks with an experienced skin cancer doctor: have a plan for how often you should get checked (if you are at risk, it should be yearly).

The most advanced skin imaging software available is 3D Total Body Photography (TBP), helping doctors to

recognise changing or new lesions early. It is appropriate to consider using 3D TBP for those at high risk, especially people with many or irregular moles.

SunLife Skin Cancer Care Centre is locally owned and operated on the Sunshine Coast.

Staff are dedicated to preventing, finding and treating skin cancers.

The centre’s high-quality, modern facilities are designed to offer up-to-date care to suit all needs – from a simple skin check to surgical procedures, pre-cancer treatments and the latest 3D imaging.

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Pelvic venous disorders account for up to 16 per cent of chronic pelvic pain cases.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide.

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Chronic pelvic pain is non-cyclical pain of greater than six months. It can affect up to 10 million women worldwide. It can negatively affect women emotionally, behaviourally, sexually and cognitively due to the constant pain. Some women feel too embarrassed or ashamed about their pain and, sadly, won’t seek help.

Chronic pelvic pain is more common in women aged 20 to 40 years with multiple pregnancies. It is described as a dragging pain in the pelvic region with prolonged standing or sitting.

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The planetary patterns highlight freedom, education, adventure and creative projects. If you pace yourself and prioritise, then you’ll get things done without feeling rushed and frazzled. It’s also a good week to socialise with family members and neighbours.

LEO (JULY 23 - AUG 22)

Thursday’s sun/Saturn trine is fabulous for focused thought, good judgement and making the most of golden opportunities. But the more stubborn and arrogant you are (especially on Friday and Saturday) the more likely you’ll get drawn into an argument.


Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are your best days, when Jupiter (your boss planet) makes positive connections with Mercury and your destiny point. So it’s the perfect time to make a list of your future goals and surround yourself with positive people.


1. The Galápagos Islands are a province of which country?

2. What is the name of Zoe Saldaña’s (pictured) character in the Avatar films?

TAURUS (APR 20 - MAY 20)

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VIRGO (AUG 23 - SEP 22)

Your very discreet Virgo nature is emphasised, as Mercury (your power planet) moves from your peer group zone into your solitude zone. Make it a priority to connect with like-minded people who understand your particular peccadillos and need for privacy.


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Don’t allow a loved one to manipulate you, as they try to persuade you to do something against your better judgment. Have the emotional strength to stand your ground and say ‘no’. Mental activities and current affairs are favoured.

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Monday’s invigorating Venus/ Uranus link encourages a work breakthrough or a brand-new friendship. Then the Venus/Neptune trine is fabulous for creative and spiritual pursuits. But Friday’s Venus/Pluto opposition could stir up a complicated romance.


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Avoid getting drawn into dramatic disputes with family and friends, especially involving money and/or possessions. This week will work best if you keep your crab claws out of other people’s business and concentrate on pursuing personal projects instead.


You’re keen to call the shots this week but domineering behaviour will only lead to unpleasant dramas (especially on Friday) so slip on your humility hat instead. And don’t underestimate your ability to inspire others.

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Perceptive Pisceans will strive to get the ratio right between being on top of things at work, while still having time to recharge your run-down batteries. Balance is the key. Relations with a loved one or colleague could be stressful.


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6. Which former queen of England married Thomas Seymour in 1547?

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REIQ boss says some first home buyers are opting to become landlords while renting elsewhere to get on the first rung of the property ladder.

With Queensland property prices continuing to climb over the March 2024 quarter, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) is encouraging aspiring homeowners to think laterally to get onto the property ladder.

Across Queensland, the median price growth of units outpaced that of houses over the quarter, as well as over the year.

Units grew 5.09 per cent to $578,000, and houses rose 2.07 per cent to $735,000 over the March quarter. Annually, units lifted 10.2 per cent and houses are up 8.46 per cent.

In the capital city, Brisbane houses grew 3.1 per cent to a $1.16m median sale price over the quarter, whereas units rose 4.31 per cent to $605,000. Million-dollar-median markets in the March quarter included Brisbane ($1.16m), the Gold Coast ($1.1m), the Sunshine Coast ($1.02m) and Noosa ($1.34m) for freestanding houses, and Noosa units ($1m) also nudged up to a million-dollar median.

More palatable figures were found by expanding the net wider outside of the

capital city, to the likes of Ipswich ($640,000), Logan ($701,000) and Toowoomba ($618,000) which also boasted impressive growth for houses and units.

REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella says sustained growth across the Sunshine State property is being underpinned by a shortage of supply and continued competitive conditions.

“The 2024 Queensland property sales market has set off in a northerly direction, showing positive signs of growth and impressive sales results over the quarter,”

she says. “Apartments have again forged ahead strongly, notably in the Greater Brisbane areas and relocation hotspots of the Gold and Sunshine coasts, offering greater affordability, good locations and low-maintenance lifestyle compared to free-standing houses.”

Ms Mercorella says those looking to break into the market, as prices continue to creep up, may consider ‘rentvesting’ – buying and renting out a property in a more affordable location, while renting elsewhere to cater to

their work and lifestyle.

“Queensland has the lowest proportion of first home buyers in the country and first home buyers make up less than one-in-five loans in the state,” she says.

“We know it can be disheartening to have to defer the Aussie dream of home ownership while prices continue to climb, but it pays to investigate any grants and concessions available for a leg up, or perhaps consider a sidestep to get onto the property ladder.

“The new $700,000 threshold for stamp duty concessions for first home buyers in Queensland will help boost confidence and allow first home buyers to reach their home ownership goals faster.

“Some astute buyers are getting their foot in the door by adopting a rentvesting strategy to buy for investment purposes and rent for lifestyle purposes. In the latest ABS lending indicator data, we saw first home buyers comprise 3.9 per cent of investor loans in Queensland, which equates to over 1500 loans – up around 60 per cent from pre-COVID volumes. So, there’s no doubt rentvesting is becoming more prevalent in the Sunshine State.”

• Coveted Minyama address

• 687m2 waterfront allotment

• Deepwater ocean access

• Long water views down the canal

4 bed | 4 bath | 3 car

Spacious covered alfresco

9.9kwh solar (approx) + Split system a/con

Glistening in-ground pool + spa

house with

Beachfront Elegance on 864m2!

• Coveted beachfront location, exceptional coastal lifestyle

• Generous entertaining and living spaces

• Beautiful contemporary residence - nothing to do but move-in

• Glistening in-ground pool, split system A/con + solar

• Walk to Bok beach restaurants and cafes

• Tightly held Wurtulla beachcourts locale

• Stroll to Currimundi Lake, shops, restaurants + more

Price: Offers from $3.2mil

Open home: Sat 6th July @ 12-12.30pm


Thursday, 4 July at 5:30pm

In Room Auc on Event


12 Highland Place, Buderim

Jake Loiero 0448 000 933

12 Alfriston Drive, Buderim

Kathryn Willshire 0437 434 648

Sold prior to auction

295 Ilkley Road, Ilkley Kathryn Willshire 0437 434 648

Sold prior to auction

282 Mooloolaba Road, Buderim Kathryn Willshire 0437 434 648

10 Mi elstadt Road, Glass House Mountains Chevonne Rees 0473 810 820

30 Tulip Lane, Buderim Brodie Rodgers 0406 501 684

1 Waigani Street, Bli Bli Jake Loiero 0448 000 933

7/19 Ballinger Court, Buderim Jake Loiero 0448 000 933

Saturday, 6 July at 10am

Open from 9:30am 16 April Court, Maroochydore Greg Turnbull 0499 455 574

Saturday, 6 July at 2pm Open from 1:30pm 9 Aldinga Place Mooloolaba Ryan Bradeley 0418 793 670


2 Pimpala Street, Wurtulla Marcus Lane 0412 515 545

Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

18/5 Canberra Terrace, Kings Beach Marcus Lane 0412 515 545

4/43 Verney Street, Kings Beach Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

9 Monash Street, Golden Beach Ray Daniels 0408 819 276

2 Waterstone Court, Li le Mountain James Arnold 0403 883 322


You are welcome to a end our open homes or please call the agent to arrange your private inspec on or virtual tour.


1 bed 1 bath 1 car

10th 5-5:30pm

Victor Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Thurs 11th 5-5:30pm 2 & 3/174 Alexandra Parade 2 bed 2 bath 2 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 14/10 Buderim Avenue 2 bed 1 bath 1 car Jacob Hussey 0416 100 509 BEERWAH

12 Red Ash Court 2 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 9-9:30am

12 Red Ash Court 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 2:45-3:15pm BIRTINYA

44/99 Bir nya Boulevard 2 bed 1 bath 2 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

64 Reflec on Crescent 5 bed 2 bath 2 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 BLI BLI

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

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

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

3 Flooded Gum Court 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

31 Butcherbird Crescent 4 bed 2 bath 3 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

65 Atkinson Road 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Cameron Hackenberg 0421 504 479

30 Histed Terrace 4 bed 2 bath 2 car Rachel Meyers 0411 699 619


313 Nicklin Way 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 10-10:30am

Nicklin way 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Thurs 11th 5-5:30pm

12 Alfriston Drive 3 bed 3 bath 2 car Thurs 4th 12-12:30pm


4/12 Esplanade Bulcock Beach 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970 CHEVALLUM

25 Glenn Vista Place 5 bed 6 bath 8 car Brent Higgins 0414 775 133 DIDDILLIBAH

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10 Mi elstadt Road 5 bed 3 bath 10 car Sat 3-3:30pm GLENVIEW 16 Isambert Road 4 bed 3 bath 3 car Sat 10-10:30am GOLDEN BEACH

9 Monash Street 3 bed 2 bath 4 car Ray Daniels 0408 819 276 602/75 Esplanade 1 bed 1 car Ray


8/10 Grand Parade 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188 19 Maldives Place 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188

7 Sardinia Place 5 bed 2 bath 2 car Will van den Dungen 0438 130 188


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18/5 Canberra Terrace 3 bed 2 bath 2 car Sat 1-1:30pm

6/18 Queen Street 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

4/43 Verney Street 3 bed 3 bath 2 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

3/1 Verney Street 2 bed 1 bath 2 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

27/40 Verney Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

607/42 Queen Street 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

6/18 Queen Street 2 bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

901/42 Queen Street 3 bed 3 bath 2 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

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2 Waterstone Court



bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

bed 2 bath 1 car Natascha Drexel-Munro 0410 081 970

73 Palm Drive, Mooloolaba

• Modern home built over 2 levels with expansive living area

• 3 bedrooms plus large study/media room on the parent’s retreat upstairs

• Beau ful open plan design incorpora ng lounge and dining opening to outdoor living and pool

• Stunning double height entrance void with feature mber staircase

• Downstairs guest suite with walk-in robe and ensuite

• Main bathroom and powder room on lower level

• Full-sized laundry and immediate access to drying area


2 Pimpala Street, Wurtulla

Auc on On site Sat, 27 Jul, 11am

Move quickly to inspect this generous waterfront home situated on the Tokara Canal a short walk to local shops, public transport and Currimundi Lake and moments from schools and the world’s best beaches.

• Generous level 829m2* (*approx.) waterfront allotment

• Original high-set brick and le home, currently configured for dual living

• Featuring ample storage with a generous double lock-up garage

• Abundant space for off-street parking for a caravan, boat or addi onal vehicles


Auc on In Rooms

Sunshine Coast Func on Centre 19 West Terrace, Caloundra Thurs, 11 Jul, 11am

View Fri & Sat 12-12:30pm


Extremely comfortable with ample spaces, this low-set home could be lived in while you renovate or, if you choose, build your new dream home. Whichever option appeals, this stunning location will not disappoint. The property delivers multiple spaces throughout, including a centrally located kitchen, separate laundry, four generous-sized bedrooms, with the master offering ensuite facilities, and a separate powder room for guests. Living in stunning Minyama will be a breeze as this home is located within easy reach of all local amenities, with some of the best schools, restaurants, beaches, and the Sunshine Coast University Hospital close by.


4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday, July 13, at 2pm

Next Property Group

1300 400 777

Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188

Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

• Direct access to golf course

• High ceilings

• Resort style pool

• Air condi oning

14 Mooloolah Island, Minyama

There is currently, extremely strong demand for full floor high-end apartment living. This migration of buyers are right-sizing from luxury homes into similar calibre units/residences with the aim of lock-up and go and less maintenance, while not compromising on the grandeur. This is the moment for the savvy developer to jump into this scarce opportunity with a market waiting for the product. Development approval is already in place for a high-end luxury full floor apartment building.

• Mooloolah River views

• Blue Chip development

• DA approval for 4 boutique residences

• Stroll to the beach

• Walk to local shops

• 4 bedroom home

Auction: Forthcoming Auction

Inspect: Saturday 6th July 2-2:30pm

Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 432 1300 400 777

2 Harbour Parade, Buddina
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19 Bond Street, Pelican Waters

Nestled at the northern end of the prestigious Pelican Waters, 19 Bond Street offers an unparalleled blend of elegance and modern convenience. This north-east facing architectural designed residence, set along a deepwater canal, provides a serene escape with stunning panoramic views. With an internal renovation and energy-efficient upgrades, this home is a testament to luxury, resort-inspired and an entertainer’s delight! Private inspections are welcomed at short notice.

• 397m2 (approx.) of living space

• North-East to water

• 15kW solar system

• Magnesium pool

• Stunning kitchen & butler’s pantry

• Located north end of Pelican Waters Price: Mid $2M

Inspect: Saturday 6th July 10-10:30am & Sunday 7th July 11-11:30am Mary-Ann McLoughlin 0439 836 353 432 1300 400 777



Situated at the end of this quiet cul-de-sac and overlooking the Kawana Marina, properties with such a large water frontage are in high demand. Extremely comfortable with ample space, this low-set home could be lived in whilst you renovate, or if you choose, build your new dream home. The property delivers multiple spaces throughout, including a centrally located kitchen, an extensive back garden, covered alfresco, over-water deck and a private pontoon and jetty for your watercraft.

• Deepwater Minyama

• 33m frontage

• Solar power

• In-ground pool

• Close to stunning beaches

• Walk to shops and cafés

Auction: Saturday 13th July at 2pm Onsite

Inspect: Saturday 6th July 12-12:30pm

Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 422 1300 400 777

Muringo Court, Minyama

Completed in December 2023 and constructed with suspended concrete slab, this new home is built to the highest standard and will not disappoint. The property offers luxurious accommodation and a floor plan which creates a seamless flow between beauty and functionality. Offering five large bedrooms, including two masters, there is certainly ample space for everyone. The expansive upstairs master bedroom is designed to perfection, boasting a spacious walk-in robe, lavish ensuite and private study. 5 Kawana Street, Alexandra Headland

• Outstanding location

• New build warranties

59 George Street Alexandra Headland


Welcome to 59 George Street, Alexandra Headland – a versatile and spacious family home positioned in the coveted Golden Triangle, offering a blend of comfort and breathtaking views. This two-level residence is perfectly designed for modern living, complete with two street access and a four-car garage.

The ocean views are simply spectacular, offering vistas of Old Woman Island and the sparkling waters of the Pacific. Situated on a generous 506m² block, there is plenty of space for outdoor activities and future possibilities.

59 George Street is a rare find, offering the perfect combination of beach side living, practical amenities, and expansive views. Don’t miss the opportunity to make this stunning property your new home. Contact Alan or Rebecca today to arrange a viewing and experience the lifestyle that Alexandra Headland has to offer.

On Site Saturday 20th July at 11:00am VIEWING Saturday 6th July 10:00-10:30am

Mooloolah Drive, Minyama
11 Janet Street, Alexandra Headland $5,025,000 48 Coomaroo Crescent, Minyama $3,500,000

38 Nothling Street Moffat Beach


Welcome to 38 Nothling Street, Moffat Beach - the epitome of coastal living combined with modern elegance. Nestled in one of the most sought-after locations, this stunning two-storey home offers a perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience. Positioned on a 405m2 north-facing block, on the elevated side of the street, the home enjoys abundant natural light and a bright, airy atmosphere. Just a few minutes’ walk to the iconic Moffat Beach. Embrace the coastal lifestyle Moffat Beach has on offer. Imagine morning strolls along the shore, followed by coffee at one of the charming local cafés. With a variety of restaurants and amenities just a short walk away, everything you need is within reach.

Offers Over $2.4m


Saturday 6th July 12:00-12:30pm

Thursday 11th July 1:00-1:30pm

This stylish and immaculate beachfront home is situated on a rare and expansive 864sqm block. Step out the back door and enjoy a short walk through the coastal nature strip to reach Wurtulla Beach. Explore the stunning coastline, with Currimundi Lake to the south and the patrolled beach of Bokarina to the north. The home itself spans two levels of luxurious living, designed to accommodate comfort and style. Positioned in the esteemed Parkhaven beach courts, 7 Avocet Court is located within a series of wide, landscaped cul-de-sacs with no-through roads, ensuring a peaceful and secure environment.



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6pm 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 Do You Want To Live Forever? (PG)

8.40 Limitless With Chris Hemsworth: Strength. (PG) 9.45 100% Footy. (M) 10.45 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day8.

7.30 Dream Home. (PG) Hosted by Dr Chris Brown. 9.10 The Good Doctor. (M) A patient is in dire need of a kidney transplant. 11.10 The Latest: Seven News. 11.40 The Chernobyl Disaster. (M) 6pm 9News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Tipping Point Australia Olympic Specials. (PG)

6pm Seven Local News. 6.30 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 The 1% Club UK. (PG)

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

10.30 The Latest: Seven News.

6pm Seven Local News.

6.30 Seven News.

7.00 Home And Away. (PG)

7.30 Home And Away. 8.30 Britain’s Got Talent. (PG) out to impress the judges and viewers at home. 10.30 To Be Advised.

9.00 RBT. (PG)

9.30 Wimbledon 2024 Pre-Show. 10.00 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day9.

6pm 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo.

8.30 Ski Rescue Down Under. (PG)

9.30 Wimbledon 2024 Pre-Show. 10.00 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day10.

6pm 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 19. Dolphins v South Sydney Rabbitohs. From Kayo Stadium, Queensland. 9.45 Thursday Night Knock Off. 10.30 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day11.

6pm Deal Or No Deal. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M)

8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) Guests include Ricky Gervais.

9.30 The Cheap Seats. (M)

10.30 10’s Late News. 10.55 The Project.

6pm The Brighter Side: Save. Grow. Dream.

6.30 The Dog House Australia. (PG)

7.30 The Dog House. (PG) Dogs are matched with companions.

8.30 Ambulance UK. (M) Paramedics deal with a hit-and-run accident. 11.00 The Cheap Seats. (M)

6.30pm The Sunday Project.

7.30 MasterChef Australia. Contestants face off with extreme ingredients.

8.50 Tulsa King. (M) Tina contemplates her future.

9.40 FBI. (M) The team investigates a deadly truck heist.

11.30 The Sunday Project.

6pm Deal Or No Deal.

6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Aust. (PG)

8.40 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M)

9.40 Ghosts. (PG) 10.05 Just For Laughs Aus. (MA15+) 10.30 10’s Late News. 10.55 The Project.

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

8.40 The Cheap Seats. (M) Presented by Melanie Bracewell and Tim McDonald. 9.40 NCIS. (M) 10.40 10’s Late News. 11.05 The Project.

6pm Deal Or No Deal.

6.30 The Project. 7.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG)

8.30 FBI: International. (M) A former US cabinet member is arrested.

9.30 NCIS. (MA15+) A mishap occurs at a gender-reveal party.

10.30 10’s Late News. 10.55 The Project.

6pm Deal Or No Deal.

6.30 The Project.

7.30 Taskmaster Australia. Hosted by Tom Gleeson.

8.40 Law & Order: SVU. (M) A teen is found unconscious in a park.

10.40 10’s Late News. 11.05 The Project.

6pm Mastermind Australia.

6.30 SBS World News.

7.30 The Princes In The Tower: New Evidence. Explores the fate of the Princes in the Tower. 9.00 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 7. Nuits-Saint-Georges to GevreyChambertin. 25.3km individual time trial. From France.

6.30pm SBS World News.

7.30 Kennedy, Sinatra And (M) Documents the friendship between Frank Sinatra and John F. Kennedy.

9.00 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage

8. Semur-en-Auxois to ColombeyFrom France.

6.30pm SBS World News.

7.30 Structures Of Marvel: Medieval Paris.


9. Troyes to Troyes. 199km hilly stage. From France.

6.30pm News.

7.35 Amazing Railway Adventures With Nick Knowles. (PG)

8.30 Secrets Of The Tower Of London. (PG) Changes are made to mark the new king’s reign. 9.20 24 Hours In Emergency: I’ll Be There. (M) 10.15 SBS News.

6pm Mastermind Aust.

6.30 News.

7.30 Great British Railway Journeys. (PG)

8.00 Great British Railway Journeys.

8.30 Insight. Presented by Kumi Taguchi.

9.30 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 10.

6pm Mastermind Australia. 6.30 SBS World News.

7.30 Moulin Rouge: Yes We Can-Can! (M) Follows Moulin Rouge recruits.

8.30 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 11. Évaux-les-Bains to Le Lioran. 211km mountain stage. From France.

6pm Mastermind Australia. (PG) Presented by Marc Fennell. 6.30 SBS World News.

7.35 Guillaume’s French Atlantic. Part 4 of 5.

8.30 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 12. Aurillac to Villeneuve-sur-Lot.

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8.30 Mesopotamia: The Rise Of Cities. A look at Mesopotamian archeological sites.
9.30 Cycling. Tour de France.


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Hard Quiz Kids. 7.55 Maze. (PG) 8.45 (PG) 9.35

7.35pm The Inbestigators. 7.50 8.05 Fresh Off The Boat.


(PG) 7.30 Midwife. (M) 8.45 A Touch Of Frost. (M) 10.30 Aboard. (PG) 11.30 Bargain Hunt. (PG) 6.30pm Pawn Stars. 7.30 (M) 8.30 9.30 10.00 11.30


CSI. (M) 6.30pm JAG. (PG) 7.30 9.25 FBI. (M) 11.15 6pm Big Bang. 6.30 7.00 Friends. 8.00 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 Big Bang. (M) 9.00

JAG. (PG) 7.30 9.25 FBI. (M) 11.15 6pm Big Bang. 6.30 7.00 Friends. 8.00 Big Bang. (PG) 9.30 Two 10.00 Men. (PG)


The last week of weather, day and night, has been fantastic. The sunrises have been amazing.

Here is something to blow your mind. There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches on earth. A billion, trillion. But who’s counting? Waves this weekend with a bit of wind attached.

If you get bored maybe count some stars. That should not take too long!

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