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ON THE COVER: DAN NEBE

“We sort of created our own industry, it was untested, it had never been done before and we just went ahead and did it." - Dan Nebe Dan Nebe: DIrecting Moreton Bays Musical Theme Park, Page 14

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Here are some of the stories you will find inside:

Di Nicholls-Bull: Age Is No Barrier When Volunteering

Her time as a volunteer can often be a mixed bag of some fast paced action or waiting around for something to happen, but it’s all part and parcel of the “job” and Di wouldn’t have it any other way. Page 10

Bob Millar: Living Life His Way

Living a somewhat “quieter” lifestyle since retiring as a councillor before the 2016 election, Bob still has his hands in many pies, volunteering his time for local community groups around the Samford recently receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). Page 18

Rose Murphy: Greening the Planet Step by Step

Heading up a team of enthusiastic ladies who meet twice a month to repurpose used fabric into shopping bags for the benefit of the community, Rose is empowering individuals and communities to make a difference by addressing the tonnes of textile waste that’s produced each year. Page 24

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New Cinema Complex for Morayfield LEDA HOLDINGS HAS announced it has joined forces with a new Cinema operator, a first step in revolutionising its entertainment offer at Morayfield Shopping Centre, located in the high growth Moreton Bay Region. Leda Holdings, has agreed terms with Limelight Cinemas to establish a state-ofthe-art cinema complex in the Centre – marking a complete shift away from the previous Birch Carol and Coyle product, evolving Morayfield Shopping Centre’s entertainment and leisure experience. “This partnership is a coming together of the future of Cinema entertainment in Shopping Centres at a time that customers are eager to resume entertainment activities post the height of the pandemic” said Morayfield Shopping Centre Centre Manager, Ian McCosker. “In unison we’ll deliver a superior cinema experience and a much stronger value proposition to our growing customer base.” “We know from our research that customers are seeking a convenient, comfortable, and well-priced cinema offering in the local area and we intend to deliver. We are also looking to secure interest from an entertainment retailer to amplify the mix, ensuring our valued customers aren’t required to travel further afield for a complete leisure experience.” The new seven screen cinema complex will see the recently vacated Birch Carol and Coyle Cinema entirely rebuilt and re-imagined. The purpose-built seven screen Limelight development will transform the space into a modern and stylish entertainment hub with all new seats, screens and sound, as well as casual dining and beverage options and private party spaces. The offer will be underpinned by two Gold Cinemas with full recliner seats and food and beverage service to the seat, along with two Large Format XD cinemas featuring massive new screens and cutting-edge immersive sound, with a choice of extra spacious standard seats or full recliners. The construction is expected to take approximately three months with a view to opening in September 2022.

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Woolworths Approved for Bellmere DUE TO POPULATION growth across Bellmere, the suburb is set to receive a full-line Woolworths supermarket (3,200m2) along with a variety of stores, services and offices. Other tenants are yet to be decided and locals are encouraged to let the Woolworths team know what they would like to see at the new centre. A Development Application for the $25m project was lodged with Moreton Bay Regional Council and was approved following stakeholder engagement and Public Notification. Those interested can find the planning documents at: www.moretonbay. qld.gov.au Navigate to the Building and Development section of the website to find Development Applications. The application reference is: 2020/41088/V2C-MCU. The development will generate approximately 80 jobs during construction and 230 jobs once the centre is open and operating, offering employment to support many local households. The Woolworths supermarket is expected to trade from 7am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and from 7am to 6pm Sunday

and Public Holidays. The trading hours of other retail stores will be advised when known and approved by Council in the future. Other services such as a gym may open earlier with longer operating hours. Deliveries and waste and recycling collection will usually be before opening and after close. In general, servicing is expected to be no earlier than 6am or no later than 10pm The retail precinct has been designed as a destination for the local community, with a paved public space, seating, play equipment and landscaping featured along River Drive with a view to becoming an attractive and inviting place for locals to meet. Landscaping and screening to adjoining properties is also included along with building setbacks to preserve privacy. Pedestrians will be able to access stores and services from multiple points along Bellmere Drive and River Drive. Pedestrian access from Paddington Street has been proposed to make it easier for local residents to access stores and services. Service bays will be inside the building, or otherwise screened and designed to mitigate

noise. A drive through grocery pick up service is also planned for groceries ordered online. There will be three points of access and two exits to provide efficient internal and external vehicle movements. A specialist traffic assessment, included within the Development Application, indicates safe, convenient and efficient use of Bellmere Drive and River Drive will continue, with only minor changes to travel times. The design includes approximately 227 car parks. Dedicated parking for parents and people with a disability are included along with spaces for motorbikes and bike racks. Extensive shade cloth structures are planned within the car park to provide heat protection and comfort. The retail centre will come with an upgrade to paths and access around the site to make it easy for local residents to walk and shop. As for Woolworths online home delivery services, they will continue for Bellmere and may come from the store depending on the type and amount of groceries ordered.

Meet Davy Words: Senior Constable Jo Arthur, QPS

“DAVEY” IS FROM the Guide Dogs “D” litter of 2022, born on May 13, making him six weeks old. He was named by the community in honour of Senior Constable Dave Masters. Davey has some extensive training ahead which began when he was just two weeks old. We will not know if Davey ticks all the boxes to become a fully fledged guide dog for about two years, but if he is anything like his name sake he will go above and beyond. Dave’s wife, Sharon said Dave wasn’t your typical police officer. “He was a big marshmallow and a softy”, she said. Davey may already be partway towards reflecting this side of Dave, with his smoochy little face and a spirited attitude. We wish Davey the best of luck in his training and look forward to seeing his progression the track of becoming a guide dog. If you have ever seen a guide dog at work you can appreciate how much time and training would go into the development of one of these dogs. Guide Dogs Queensland are always looking out for volunteers so if you think you might be able to help and offer a little bit of your time to help make a difference to someone’s life you can find out more at https://qld. guidedogs.com.au/get-involved/volunteer/

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Grants Help Queensland Women Succeed and Stay Safe IF YOUR COMMUNITY organisation has got an idea for a project that helps Queensland women achieve, succeed and be safe and secure, we have a grant opportunity for you! Investing in Queensland Women grants of up to $15,000 are on offer for community organisations delivering projects that address issues faced by Queensland’s women and girls, said Chris Whiting MP.

Three categories of funding are available for applicants: • Category 1: up to $5,000 for small initiatives such as targeted campaigns or events (e.g. awareness raising event, workshop or training for small groups, or development of resources such as posters) •

Category 2: up to $10,000 for larger initiatives which will operate on a broader scale or are more sustainable in nature (e.g. medium to large scale campaign, development of resources such as videos, or a series of workshops or events)

Category 3: up to $15,000 for substantial initiatives which are undertaken jointly between two or more organisations or community groups, with favourable consideration given to applications where there is a matched contribution to the initiative from the initiative partners.

“Queensland women and girls have raised their voices time and time again to demand equality, respect and the right to live in safety,” said Chris Whiting MP. “The Palaszczuk Government has listened and we are funding frontline and community organisations and partners with innovative ideas to help women and girls. “We’re investing $540,000 every year for the Investing in Queensland Women grant program. “These grants will support events and projects that inspire the community to respect women and embrace gender equality. For example, these projects could promote and protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of women and girls. “Thirty-four organisations were successful in sharing in $270,000 in grants funding in this program earlier this year,” said Chris Whiting MP.

Submissions for round two close on 5 August 2022. For more information, go to www.justice.qld. gov.au/initiatives/grants-for-queenslandwomen

MORETON SAYS SURVEY NOW OPEN MORETON BAY IS growing and with this growth comes change, which is why Council is asking you to have your say on what this change looks like in the next round of Council’s region-wide Moreton Says survey. Mayor Peter Flannery urged all residents to jump onto the Your Say website and tell Council know what you love about your neighbourhood and what unique characteristics you’d like to preserve as Moreton Bay grows. “I know that every community in Moreton Bay from Bribie Island to Woodford, Samford to Redcliffe, has its own unique charm that makes living here so great,” he said. “In our previous Moreton Says survey, many told us it’s important to preserve that character - so now we’re drilling down into what those specific things are so we can incorporate them into our planning for the future. “Part of that means we’ll need to have important conversations about what higher density living looks like and where you’d like to see it. “All of our previous feedback from surveys tells us Moreton Bay locals want us to preserve the environment and the semi-rural living we’ve enjoyed for decades. “But in order to do that and to accommodate for increased growth, we’ll have to put higher density living like units and townhouses into our planning around certain areas that are already built up. “Essentially, you simply can’t retain open expansive living without incorporating higher density somewhere else, which is why we want your input on where that will be and what it will look like. “We want to take what makes Moreton Bay so great right now and build on that through our planning, so in 20 years’ time Moreton Bay reflects the values and expectations of our community.” The Moreton Says survey is open until 5pm on Monday 8 August 2022 on the Your Say website: www.yoursay.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/moreton-says Input is confidential and for people who have limited access online, printed copies of the survey are available at Council Libraries and Customer Services Centre, or you can join the conversation by calling 1300 477 161.

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Cancer Council Queensland is calling for changes to Queensland’s smoking laws to prohibit smoking in ‘high roller’ rooms in casinos, urging the government to remove the exemption for ‘premium gaming rooms’ that allow patrons to smoke indoors. Cancer Council Queensland has provided a written submission and provided evidence in response to a bill introduced to Queensland Parliament to modernise the state’s casino laws. Last month, Toowoomba residents came out in force to join Dementia Australia as they hosted their Pop-Up Memory Walk & Jog event. 170 participants braved the rain and turned out to walk, jog or run at Lemway Avenue Park, Kearney Springs in support of people living with dementia. A hugely impressive $17,000 was raised, and these funds will now be put to good use as we provide invaluable support services, education and resources for people impacted by dementia Australia-wide. Recreational fishing in Queensland’s stocked impoundments has netted $300,000 in targeted grants to encourage agri-tourism in the state’s fishing industry. $200,000 (ex-GST) to 27 volunteer community stocking groups to restock 43 flood affected stocked impoundments in southern Queensland. $100,000 (ex- GST) to the Freshwater Fishing and Stocking Association of Queensland Inc to deliver a small-scale pilot tagged fishing competition in the Central and North Queensland regional areas. A specialist domestic and family violence court will be established in Brisbane to help vulnerable Queenslanders navigate the justice system. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said the Queensland Government had committed $19.7 million over four years to roll-out the new specialist court to deal exclusively with domestic and family violence (DFV) matters. After Fairweather at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery is a new exhibition that examines the life and legacy of Ian Fairweather, the man who famously sailed a homemade raft from Darwin to Indonesia and lived out the remaining years of his life in a small beach shack on Bribie Island painting his iconic artworks. The exhibition reflects on Fairweather’s legacy by contemporary Australian artists and includes three new commissions, loans and a number of works from Council’s collection from a range of artists.

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in the community. All you need is basic first aid training and CPR and you can do further upskilling once you’re with the group. “We’re very short on volunteers, as is every volunteer organisation in the universe, but we could really do with some extra sets of hands,” Di says. “I really encourage anyone who has retired or semi-retired, who maybe wants to stay engaged in the profession to come along and see what we’re about. “There’s also roles for people that are not health focussed, like maintaining our equipment, looking after the stores and co-ordinating the training. There are roles for people who don’t want to be frontline or don’t feel they could kneel down to do things like CPR for 10 minutes and there are other jobs they can do to assist, pack vehicles or even set up for events. There’s roles on the committee. We need people to write policies and procedures, we need people to be secretaries and treasurers, those roles are still there, you don’t have to do the first aid.” Even though it’s not always the most exciting role, Di admits there is some perspective to be gained from being a volunteer, especially with a first aid group.

Di Nicholls-Bull

Age is No Barrier when Volunteering Words: Sheree Hoddinett Photo: Contributed

“The good thing about volunteering with first aid is to be bored, because it means nobody has been hurt and all the safety parameters have come into effect,” she says. “For me, it’s important to keep maintaining my skills and keeping engaged with the community. Plus being seen and feeling part of a team is important. When you retire, you can become isolated and we don’t want that to happen.” For further information please visit mbfav.com. au.

When it comes to stepping out into the community as a volunteer, Di Nicholls-Bull is proud to fill the role. As the secretary of the Moreton Bay First Aid Volunteers group and a senior volunteer, Di relishes the opportunity to utilise her medical skills with a purpose of helping others. Her time as a volunteer can often be a mixed bag of some fast paced action or waiting around for something to happen, but it’s all part and parcel of the “job” and she wouldn’t have it any other way. A TYPICAL WEEKEND for Di and other members of MBFAV could involve a school fete, local shows, a horse event or watching on as the wheels hit the track for some BMX action. While it may not sound like everyone’s cup of tea, Di looks at the prospect of volunteering at a more senior age from another angle. “I wanted to do something with my time, to keep my mind active, to keep myself engaged with the community and also be a part of a likeminded peer group,” she says. “I’ve been a nurse for over 50 years and I wanted to continue using those skills and not disengage with the medical and health side of things but also assist with providing services for the community as well.” Like most volunteer groups out there, MBFAV is in the midst of a busy time, with a full calendar of events coming up. “We do a lot of work with Burpengary Pony Club and other groups using those facilities,” Di says. “With BMX, they’re coming up to their big competition season and that’s on top of their normal run of events. They call them the Snake Pits, they go all day and all night for their championships at both Caboolture and Pine Rivers. “There’s also other groups engaging us to go up

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the Sunshine Coast. Our Sunshine Coast team is extremely busy and we’re assisting them and in turn they’re assisting us, there’s lots happening out there and the group doesn’t have a spare weekend at the moment.” One of the hardest aspects of being a volunteer group is they need new members to come on board and help fill the gaps created by those who have moved on to bigger things. “We’re absolutely fighting to get members right now, we really need people,” Di says. “We’ve had some of our amazing volunteers leave us, which is great for them but not so good for us. “One of our medics, he started with us while he was a student paramedic, has been offered a job in London with the London Ambulance Service so he’s heading off overseas. Kiah (seen in a recent edition of the magazine) now has a full time job with Queensland Ambulance Service doing patient transport and then hopefully a full time position, so that’s really great for her. Once they get full time work they don’t have time to volunteer, so we’ve lost a lot of our students.”

Daffodil Day falls on Thursday 25 August 2022, but you can get involved any time throughout the month. In Queensland, it’s estimated that over 31,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer every year. That’s why this Daffodil Day Appeal, Cancer Council is encouraging people to make a donation and give hope towards a cancer free future by registering to fundraise or by donating to the cause. By donating or fundraising this Daffodil Day Appeal, you’ll be helping fund some of the brightest researchers in the state who are dedicated to working towards the next cancer breakthrough. This Daffodil Day, give hope towards a cancer free future. For more information or to get involved: Visit daffodilday.

com.au or Call 1300 65 65 85.

Di highlights the volunteer positions as a great opportunity for anyone who has some spare time on their hands and wants to do something

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MORETON BAY ... CITY?

Moreton Bay Council Votes to put City on the Map MORETON BAY IS one step closer to becoming a city, with Council voting recently to ask Queensland’s Local Government Minister to reclassify the region as a City Council. Mayor Peter Flannery said he hoped the Electoral Commission would understand the rationale behind Council’s request and help to put Moreton Bay on the map as a city with multiple centres.

a city, and sought to assure people that Moreton Bay will always be a region given its size - but can’t continue to act with a regional mindset in the digital age. According to Council, 71% of business and community leaders strongly support this initiative, while the community response was split roughly 50/50 on the reclassification.

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Words: Bruce Giddings

When Practical Jokes Go Wrong SOMETIMES WORK CAN be boring, especially if one is spending long hours toiling in the bush, with little else to think about. That’s when a young man might get an idea about how to to break the monotony. Perhaps this story about a shooting in the Narangba bush in 1894 is a yarn about boredom, and what it can do to a young man’s mind. Three men were arrested in September 1894 after a fourth man, who was a workmate, was shot in the leg. The four men had been working together in the bush near Narangba, according to a two page story in The Telegraph on 10th September 1894.

“By definition we are already a city, our population is already bigger than Canberra, but we are missing out on funding because politicians have mistaken our region for being a regional centre,” Mayor Flannery said.

These polling results have been understood by Council to mean that the name change is not front-of-mind for most people. However, for those who strongly support the move, they just want Council to get on with it and stop talking.

“The growth challenge ahead here is real, it’s here, and as much as we might like to pretend it’s not happening - the truth is that ignoring reality won’t make it go away.

Yet this is not the end of the conversation. It’s the start of a journey to redefine what a modern Australian city can be after the disruption of covid and in the digital age.

A month later, on 11th October, the three men pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding. George Jurvis, William Wright and Frederick Davis told the court “the shooting was the result of a practical joke which the three young men played on Woods.”

“We all know the poor planning that continues to plague Paramatta as the bit between Sydney and the Blue Mountains, I will not stand by and allow the same to happen to us between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

The Council proposal articulates a new city concept that embraces Moreton Bay's many existing communities and towns to spread opportunity and reduce traffic to one central location, to create Queensland’s first subtropical ‘polycentric city’ with many centres.

“They were at work in the bush, and with the intention of frightening Woods, Jarvis procured a revolver, and when Woods and the other two were walking through the trees, he fired three shots…” His two friends, who were in on the joke, “ran around as if alarmed.” One of the shots struck Woods…”

“At this junction in time the best thing for the people of Moreton Bay is to really think strategically about the future and speak with one voice, so that Council is in the best position to campaign for your taxes to be reinvested back here by the State and Federal Governments." Mayor Flannery acknowledged that there were some legitimate concerns raised about recognising the region as

It is believed that this will create more job opportunities locally, better traffic flow, more green spaces, and a better connection to our beautiful existing environment. For more information visit Council’s website: https://www.moretonbay. qld.gov.au/News/Around-The-Region/ Moreton-Bay-City-Vision

After the arrest of his three friends, “the victim, on learning the true state of affairs, sought to shield the persons responsible.”

The Judge said “he was assured that the shooting was accidental,” and sentenced the three men to “be imprisoned for one minute, or until the rising of the court. The three were released almost immediately.” Now the 21st century has arrived workers may take a radio or a smartphone with them into the bush. Hopefully these electronic gadgets help to keep the boredom at bay, and prevent those bad ideas for practical jokes from coming about.

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an Nebe knows all too well what it’s like to struggle with the harsh realities of life. He makes no secret of his past battles with addiction, trauma and mental illness, but finds a way to integrate them with the biggest passion in his life, music. It’s through music that Dan has also created an outlet for others experiencing mental health struggles and those living with a disability. What initially started as a way of making an income at the peak of Covid-19, has become a fully-fledged and increasingly popular mentoring business. In the space of two years, Musicare has grown to boast six studios in the Moreton Bay Region with a team of 12 looking after 100 clients. When it comes to music, there’s no denying Dan knows a thing or ten about the industry. His foray into the world of music stems back to his teens where he played in bands before taking a leap into production. Now he wears many hats from music video director, journalist and song writer to performer and also business owner. After chatting with a friend who was working with people impacted by disability about the lacklustre music programs on offer, Dan thought about how he could help make a difference. “Because I come from the music industry and have done all my life, I thought with my experience and knowledge I could combine everything that I do,” Dan says. “But it was really crazy how it all started. I was working with the Hoodoo Gurus, I had just finished touring with Robert Cray, I had some pretty big bands as a tour manager and then Covid hit, the industry died and I had to think outside the box. “I took on one client on a Wednesday for three hours for some income and that just grew over a period of a month or two to half a dozen and that was just through word-of-mouth. “So I decided I was going to do this through Covid, it was going to keep me going and keep me sane as well. So what I did was basically contact a few agencies and say here I am, doing these programs and it grew from there. That’s all without any funding or grants or anything, we just did it organically.” With two studios based in Caboolture, one in Woody Point and three in Clontarf, combined with satellite studios, drumming and guitar specialists and a vocal coach, Musicare has all the necessary tools to look after everyone between the ages of four and 65 who come through their doors. Dan is blown away but how quickly the business has achieved success and attributes it to the team he has on board. “It still feels surreal to me at the moment and it’s growing every week,” he says. “We sort of created our own industry, it was untested, it had never been done before and we just went ahead and did it. And when I say we, I mean my team. “When I started to expand, I grew to one assistant and started headhunting the right people because I knew we were going to grow and I wanted to make sure I had the right people with me working with the same mindset and the same empathy towards other people. “The ethics and morals with this is probably why it’s succeeded so much because we’re not here to make money. I was working in a bedroom for about a year and now we’re in a warehouse. It’s really groovy and quite surreal.” Given the nature of what Musicare does, how does Dan feel knowing he’s making a difference to others in the community? “We work with quite an array of people with various diagnoses,” Dan says. “The mental health side of things is probably what gives me the biggest buzz because I’ve come from having mental health issues/ trauma issues/drug addiction issues, so I’ve kind of been where a lot of these people have been. “To me it’s kind of my payback time because a lot of people helped me in many ways and I just found that music was the way I got my stuff together. Music has the most amazing healing values. It makes me really super happy to see my clients moving forward in a way they never have before.” With his life revolving heavily around the music industry, Dan has drawn inspiration from the likes of Dave Faulkner of the Hoodoo Gurus who calls a “great mentor, friend and boss”. But he openly admits his biggest inspiration is his clients. “They’re the ones that really make you think about things like your own issues,” Dan says. “My issues are miniscule or irrelevant compared to what they’re dealing with in their lives, however they just deal with it and get on with things regardless and that really inspires me.”

As a true Aussie boy at heart, Dan grew up listening to the likes of AC/DC and The Angels but now has a more eclectic taste in music including rock, techno, contemporary and new industrial metal. He also plays in and writes for his own band Team Utopia. “The latest song is called Addiction which I wrote about my own addiction and how I’m not going back to that,” Dan says. “When I write songs it’s about releasing some internal things, so instead of making up a story and writing a poem or a song or whatever, to me it’s something that’s a life experience. “Music has so many healing properties and when I write about things I release the energy. I think many artists would be the same. Once you release that and you’ve got that out, whether it be dance, acting, painting, theatre or music, it’s all art, it doesn’t matter. So it’s not hard to write about, it’s being honest with yourself and letting stuff go. A typical client session with Musicare is based on their musical ability and how they want things to play out. “Our mentors are all performing artists, they’re all in bands or used to being in front of big crowds whether that be Team Utopia, Shepherd or Salt n Steel,” Dan says. “They know how to handle a big crowd, they know how to write really cool songs and music videos. “So when a client comes to us for a one-on-one session whether it be one hour or two hours, we basically work out their musical ability and if it’s zero to 10 or whatever, we pick up the slack. So even if they want to sing karaoke that’s okay. “All of our instruments and everything is state of the art broadcasting so we can make music videos with them, we can record with them, we can just jam with them. We have some clients that want to just talk music with us, every client is different. We have what I like to call a musical theme park.” For further information please visit teammusicare.com or the Team Musicare Facebook page.


DAN NEBE DIRECTING MORETON BAYS MUSICAL THEME PARK Words: Sheree Hoddinett

As the founder of Musicare, Dan Nebe has created an inspiring space for those in the community who live with a disability or experience the struggles of mental health.

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BEST WINES IN THE WORLD As Judged at the International Wine Challenge 2022 IN ITS 39TH year, the International Wine Challenge is accepted as the world's most rigorous, impartial and influential wine competition. The world's most influential, impartial and rigorously judged wine competition, has announced the 40 highest scoring wines in its 2022 competition. The 40 Best Wines in the World as judged by the International Wine Challenge 2022 include the below: France: Rare Champagne Millesime 2008 IWC Champion Sparkling Wine 2022, Champagne Trophy, Vintage Classic Blend Champagne Trophy

Australian White Trophy, Australian Chardonnay Trophy, Tasmanian Chardonnay Trophy

France: Maison Delas Freres Les Bessards 2019 IWC Champion Red Wine 2022, International Syrah Trophy, French Red Trophy, Hermitage Trophy, Rhone Red Trophy

New Zealand: Yealands Estate Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc 2021 International Sauvignon Blanc Trophy, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Trophy

New Zealand: Trinity Hill Wines Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2020 IWC Champion White Wine 2022, IWC Sustainable Trophy 2022, International Chardonnay Trophy, New Zealand White Trophy, Hawkes Bay Chardonnay Trophy

New Zealand: Giesen Single Vineyard Clayvin Syrah 2019 IWC Organic Trophy 2022, Marlborough Syrah Trophy

Italy: Tenuta Di Capezzana Vinsanto di Carmignano Capezzana Riserva 2014 IWC Champion Sweet Wine 2022, Italian Sweet Trophy

New Zealand: McArthur Ridge Southern Tor 2020 New Zealand Red Trophy, Otago Pinot Noir Trophy New Zealand: Giesen The Brothers Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2017 New Zealand Sweet Trophy

Spain: Bodegas Tradicion Oloroso Tradicion VORS IWC Champion Fortified Wine 2022, Sherry Trophy, Oloroso Trophy

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Police Launch Vaping Awareness Videos for Local Schools

MORETON POLICE HAVE launched a series of videos designed to urge children to “think twice” before vaping.

In Caboolture, Member for Morayfield and Minister for Police Mark Ryan and Health Minister Yvette D’Ath joined Superintendent John Hallam last month to launch the awareness campaign, which educates school-aged children about the health implications of vaping. The two-part video series also includes information around the legislation affecting vaping, as well as health messaging supported by Queensland Health and the Lung Foundation. Superintendent Hallam said police had an important role to play in addressing vaping among young people and highlighted the affects it could have on the broader community. “As police, we have the responsibility of educating our community and enforcing Queensland’s laws, including laws that impact underage vaping,” Superintendent Hallam said. “Over the past few months, stores selling vaping accessories in the Moreton Police District have been subject to a number of break and enter offences where vaping products have been stolen and sold to underage people.

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“These videos have been created to empower young people to make better decisions, giving them critical thinking skills that will contribute to minimising a range of offending behaviours and improving their health.” Minister Ryan said the videos were an important tool in educating young people to make better decisions in all aspects of their lives. “These videos are designed to give young people additional information around not just the health impacts of vaping, but of the legal implications.’’ Minister D’Ath said young people needed to be aware that vaping could affect their lungs. “Queensland Health warns that there are many known harms that arise from e-cigarettes and vaping and young people are amongst those at greatest risk of harm.’’ “At this point in time, there is insufficient evidence to support claims that e-cigarettes are safe.’’ This awareness campaign comes as Queensland Health launched Vape Truths featuring Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. More information on this campaign is available on the Vape Truths website.

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Bob Millar Living Life His Way

Words: Sheree Hoddinett

HUMBLE BUT VERY-HIGHLY regarded in his own right, Bob Millar has well and truly ingrained himself within the community that he calls home. His time with council (both Pine Rivers and the amalgamated Moreton Bay Regional Council) spanned 16 years, providing Bob with the opportunity to become well-known with community and sporting groups as well as constituents, some of which he still happily calls friends. Although now living a somewhat “quieter” lifestyle since retiring as a councillor before the 2016 election, Bob still has his hands in many pies, volunteering his time for local community groups around the Samford area. It’s his contribution to these groups over several decades that also earned Bob 2022 Australia Day honours with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). For Bob, being recognised for what he considers doing his bit to help within the community is quite an achievement. “I was very humbled to receive the award,” he says. “I approach things in a pretty humble way in terms of community service. I am conscious that there are so many people in our community and I’ve worked with many of them, who go through their lives volunteering extensively and are never recognised for their efforts. “Everything I have done has been without a motive or seeking any recognition. I have just done it as I continue to do it. I didn’t win the award to stop now. “For me, I’m really accepting the award on behalf of my very tolerate family and the many friends and associates who have supported me along the way and in some cases seen fit to make the effort to put forward my nomination.” Bob’s volunteering roles are numerous and currently include the Samford Rural Fire Brigade, Rotary Club of Samford Valley, patron of the local Rangers footy club and Samford Riding for the Disabled. He also recently retired after 14 years as a volunteer director of Pine Rivers Community Finance Ltd, the franchisee of the Samford and Brendale Community Banks (Bendigo Bank). “This country would struggle to survive without the enormous contribution that volunteers make across the many aspects of our daily lives. I can think of lots of people off the top of my head who have made so many contributions to our community,” Bob says. Spending 16 years on council is quite an achievement and one Bob recalls with a mixture of emotions. He doesn’t necessarily miss the daily grind and busy nature of the role, but when it comes to the people he met and got the chance to know, that’s a different story. “There are lots of things about it that I miss, particularly in terms of engaging with so many great organisations run by volunteers in the community and meeting people because I’ve always been an outgoing person, so I enjoy social engagement,” Bob says. “I may miss that part of it, but I really don’t miss the 80-plus hours a week and being out every

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night. Even though they’re quite fulfilling experiences, when you’re in a meeting in Narangba or Dayboro and driving home to Samford late at night and then the next night you’re up at Mt Nebo or somewhere else, eventually that begins to take its toll. “I can still call some people I have come across in my time during council as friends or acquaintances and even some constituents. I even still get the odd phone call from some people today to pick my brains.” Bob’s decision to retire from his councillor post ahead of the 2016 election, came during an overseas holiday with friends. It was a decision that ultimately came at the right time. “When we came home I announced I wouldn’t be running. I don’t regret it because three years later when we were getting ready to buy a caravan and start the next chapter, I was diagnosed with a life threatening cancer and you sort of start to think about life a bit differently,” Bob says. “We went through that with my wife about 20 years earlier when she had cancer and then I was being told my life expectancy may be considerably shortened. Fortunately I’m still here, alive and in remission and will hopefully stay that way. I’m very thankful for the life I’ve got and the life I’ve had.” Reflecting on his path and where it’s taken him thus far, Bob admits he would do things exactly the same way if he had to do it all again. “I think sometimes what transpires in life is a destiny and it’s something almost ordained over what happens,” he says. “Sometimes things happen by accident. I think some of the world’s greatest politicians probably never became politicians, they’re in other high profile roles. “I don’t regret for one minute when I retired. I had made my contribution and done everything I needed to do. The workload in Division 11, was pretty big because of the sheer size of it and there’s probably other divisions that are similar. “One of the enjoyable things about being part of the Narangba area in particular, was that it was a growing community. I remember 30 years ago when my wife Dot and I would drive down to Narangba and it was an area covered in pine trees, but now it has grown immensely and I’m proud to have been a part of watching it develop. All those people I met during my time on council, I still have many fond memories of my time in this area, I got a lot of satisfaction out of it.” A slightly slower pace to things now means Bob and his wife Dot can enjoy the finer things in life. “I’m doing things because I want to rather than what I have to and keeping myself out of mischief,” Bob says. “We spend time with our family and grandkids and we continue to be active physically and socially, there’s no future in sitting around moaning, it won’t get you anywhere.”

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The Misunderstood World of Pilates More than a stretch and giggle. Words: Sheree Hoddinett

I’M THE FIRST to admit that a few years ago I had no idea about Pilates, what is was and what it involved. I knew absolutely nothing about it and couldn’t even really tell you anything about core strength or even actually locating my core (you think you know, but you don’t!). Fast forward to June 2021 and I find myself signing up for a Reformer Pilates class and wondering what I was about to get myself into. Why I was there boils down to hip/back and knee pain brought on by previous injury, years of boot camp and having kids. After checking in with my doctor, it was suggested I give Pilates a shot. While the everyday person likely thinks Pilates is just a stretch and a giggle, let me tell you how oh so wrong you are! There is definitely stretching, most certainly laughter and a full body workout. It’s not the type of exercise that sets your heartrate through the roof, but it does work your muscles, in ways you never imagined. One year on from starting my Pilates journey, I have noticed big changes. I found my core and know how to use it (most of the time) and I actually enjoy going to the class. A big shout out has to go to my fellow 6am class members - the best group of ladies who know how to laugh, share and provide a great start to the day when everyone else is still in bed. Tula Pilates founder and instructor Whitney Hedges is a big advocate for Pilates. Not just because she runs a studio, but due to her own experiences and wanting to share something she loves with others. “I was recommended Pilates by my doctor because I have scoliosis,” she says. “The more I practiced Pilates, the more I felt my body changing. The pain from the scoliosis subsided, my posture was no longer slouching and my body ached less. “I felt stronger than I had ever before, even after years of HIIT style workouts. I started to appreciate and love how Pilates changed my body and mind, I felt more connected to myself - reducing my anxiety and depression.” Opening the studio was a long held dream and a chance for Whitney to preach what she loves most, as well as showing her two young daughters that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Whitney admits watching everyone accomplish their goals and gain strength, both physically and mentally, has made her appreciate her role even more. “Being a small studio we all get to know each other and celebrate together,” she says. “Watching friendships forming, the community

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we have created is amazing! “But when someone asks for a challenge, I always do my happy dance and acknowledge their achievements in class.” So what is it about Pilates that sets it apart from other exercise? What is it good for and what are the benefits? If you ask Whitney, “in one word – everything”. She highly recommends Pilates to anybody and everybody because it can be easily modified to suit the individual and is great for: • boosting energy levels • improving balance • amazing for spine health (ask the local chiropractors) • improving sports performance • reducing injuries • aligning the body – improving postural muscles – which will eliminate tension, headaches, backaches, neck aches and other aches and pains. • increasing mind-body connections – reduces anxiety and depression, helps with lymphatic drainage, deeper muscle activation – you will find muscles you have never used before. “Pilates is not just a fitness fad or exercise, it's a way of living,” Whitney says. “Performed correctly and with proper guidance and assistance – you will feel and see the difference of your body changing. Joseph Pilates himself quotes “in 10 sessions you'll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you'll see the difference and in 30 sessions you'll have a whole new body”. “We have a lot of members who don't like the

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gym environment or boot camp style workouts. Pilates is more gentle on your body but can be challenging at the same time. I’ll be open and honest here and admit I thought Pilates would be easier than what it is. I have days where I struggle and I think that has a lot to do with the mind as well as the body. When you first take a look at the reformer itself, it’s hard not to view it as a device of torture. But with everything related to physical movement, you just have to take it at your own pace. “I think a lot of people compare Pilates with Yoga and assume it's slow stretching on a machine,” Whitney says about the general consensus of it being “easy” to do. “There is an aspect of stretching on the machine, however Pilates is extremely challenging. I would say it's harder than a heavy weighted style workout because sometimes, the lighter springs, make the exercise harder. “There’s also the element of mindful movement - you have to stay present; stabilising, activating, breathing etc. Pilates will change your life.” As a Pilates convert myself, I think I agree on this one. Maybe I’ll see you in the studio, sometimes we have a free space in the 6am class if you’re lucky!

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MEDIC SETS SAIL ON REWARDING CAREER HIGHLY TRAINED MEDICAL staff are essential for ensuring Australian Defence Force personnel are at their fighting best in high-tempo operational deployments. Growing up in Burpengary, Brisbane, and having graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Medical Science, Seaman Medic Laine McLatchey looked for a career that was going to offer her a challenging and rewarding environment. “I joined the Royal Australian Navy as a medic for the opportunity to travel the world and set myself up in a career I’m really excited about,” Seaman McLatchey said. “I’ve always found the medical field interesting and thought joining the Defence Force could provide me with achievable career goals and professional development in an area I’m very passionate about. “I love to help people, and to be able to provide support to the wider Defence community in my job is very pleasing.” Seaman McLatchey completed her initial category training as a medic in March. The training took place over two years and was conducted in a tri-service environment, where she was exposed to different Defence training situations to help her prepare for future taskings. Since her training concluded, it has been a busy period of transition for Seaman McLatchey. She has been posted to HMAS Canberra as part of the Maritime Operational Health Unit where she will administer help for ship’s company on Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 taking place in Hawaii, US. “To be a part of such a large deployment so early in my career is really exciting and I’m looking forward to the opportunities I’ll experience and the places I will see,” Seaman McLatchey said.

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“I’m lucky to sail with such qualified sailors and officers on this deployment. I’m looking forward to seeing what I can explore and achieve in my first time out to sea.” At the conclusion of RIMPAC, Seaman McLatchey will return home to Brisbane to share her stories and experiences with family and friends.

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Rose Murphy

Greening the Planet Step by Step

Words: Marnie Birch Photographer: HeatherJoy Campbell

Rose Murphy loves cruising and travelling around Queensland in her caravan, just like any other Grandparent. However, Rose is anything but the average retiree. She heads up a team of enthusiastic ladies who meet twice a month to repurpose used fabric into shopping bags for the benefit of the community. It is part of the Boomerang Bags concept, an Australian initiative that tackles plastic pollution at its source, empowering individuals and communities to make a difference by addressing the tonnes of textile waste that’s produced each year.

NOW NUMBERING OVER 1,100 groups worldwide, Rose first heard of Boomerang Bags while she was volunteering in an op shop in the seaside town of Balnarring, Victoria, where the use of single-use plastic bags had been banned. As a child, Rose loved to sew and by the age of twelve years, she was making her own clothes. Perhaps, it is not so surprising that she took, so enthusiastically, to a group sewing recycled fabric shopping bags. “It cuts down on landfill and single-use plastic bags. So with boomerang bags, I’m doing my bit to make our planet a little greener step by step,” says Rose. When she re-located to the Moreton Bay region to be closer to her family two years ago, she searched for another Boomerang Bag group to join but found the nearest group was at Dayboro. Undaunted, Rose decided to form a group of her own, with friends and neighbours, in Redcliffe. Her industrious team contribute to the making of a circular economy by creating bags from fabrics mostly reclaimed from donated textiles. They can make shopping bags from anything. Pillowcases, doona covers and sheets, sourced from op shops, are refashioned into bags. In turn, the op shops then sell the finished Boomerang Bag to their customers creating a circular economy. Only the distinctive Bag labels and cotton thread are purchased new.

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Rose says it takes a team member about 20 minutes to construct a bag. “The team have probably made about 500 to 600 bags in the eight months we have been together. People are delighted when we give them bags. Boomerang bags can even be used for wrapping presents instead of paper.” Creating a new product from up-cycling is satisfying for Rose as it prevents textile waste from going into landfills, but she thinks the group is also about having fun and building community. “It’s about having conversations about recycling. I love that we’re connecting with other ladies who all love to sew. We laugh and share and chat. It’s a great way to meet people. Rose finds the finished bags are excellent when packing a suitcase for travel. “You can put swimmers in a bag, your shoes in one and socks in another.” Some groups have even created face masks and school library bags from recycled fabrics. “We have some ladies who sew at home and we give them take-home kits. The bags are all sizes and colours. I love to create useful bags and matching handles with brightly coloured material.” Rose saves all the small cut-off scraps of fabrics and uses them as filling for an ottoman, to be made from donated material. Otherwise, small

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pieces are patch-worked together into a larger piece to make a new bag. This is evidence of Rose’s mantra that “nothing is wasted.” The completed bags are sold at various outlet stores in the community for a nominal price. Rose reveals she is hoping to find more outlets that are interested in stocking bags in their stores as well as more donations of washed cotton fabric. Proceeds from the sale of bags go to support neighbourhood charities including helping those who are homeless, escaping domestic violence or suffering from childhood cancer. Rose is keen to expand the group with more members, although sewing is not a prerequisite. Some members prep the fabric or support the group by refilling stock at local outlets. “You don’t have to be able to sew. We have ladies who cut, pin and iron. We have taught ladies how to sew. I even have my grandchildren making bags with me.” Environmental issues often seem insurmountable for the average person. But Rose and her team prove that ordinary people can make a difference in the community. Not to mention the immeasurable benefit of conversations, social connections and new friendships created in the process.

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Get Ready to BYO Shopping Bags BY JUNE 2023, Woolworths’ more than 1,000 supermarkets nationwide will no longer be selling the 15-cent reusable plastic shopping bag. Bags will be phased out gradually state-bystate from Woolworths supermarkets, Metros, and online orders. BIG W will also phase out its reusable plastic bags nationally by the end of June 2023, introducing additional bag options into the range ahead of the change to complement its existing line of fabric bags and printed totes.

85 YEAR OLD Richard Lancaster (pictured), mockumentary movie, television and radio program producer/director, broadcaster, author, journalist and celebrity manager is about to launch his latest two published books of short stories and poetry. Both of these literary genres, according to the latest literary trends, are dying art forms.

Natalie Davis, Managing Director of Woolworths Supermarkets said: “Our reusable plastic bags were introduced back in 2018 to help customers adjust to the removal of single use plastic bags from our stores.

Prize winning author and award winning journalist Matthew Condon OAM recently said in part “The art of the short story is an endangered species, but in Richard’s hands it returns to a type of glory”

“We’ve seen a huge shift in shopping habits since we stopped giving out single use plastic bags, with eight out of ten customers now bringing their own bags from home.

Phil Brown, Arts Editor of Queensland newspapers, The Courier Mail and Sunday Mail said in part “Lancaster’s tales have the sort of endings that O. Henry would be proud of and he was the master!”

“Bringing your own bags is the very best outcome for the environment, and we encourage our customers to keep up the great work. Paper bags will continue to be available Internationally acknowledged poet Rupert McCall says in part ”Richard Lancaster has always for those who forget to bring their own - but ultimately we want to sell less bags altogether.” exhibited a vivid imagination.” The change has already taken place in Western

Lancaster says ”I have always enjoyed a good short story as well as lyrical poetry. I hope my two Australia. Woolworths stores in South Australia books will be part of a resurgence of interest in both of these fine literary art forms!” and Northern Territory will be the next to phase out the bags, with the transition set to begin by

The title of his book of short stories is `Not Quite a Dozen` and his poetry anthology is `Love, September this year. Other states will follow. Dugongs and a Ship`. Stores will begin gradually running down stock of the reusable plastic bag prior to its removal.

Both books have been printed by local publishers.

Woolworths and BIG W will help customers to prepare for the upcoming change, providing notice in each state ahead of time, with reminders via email, advertising and signs in store. Woolworths already offers customers helpful reminders to bring their own bags, including signs in supermarket car parks and the option to turn on a reminder message in the Woolworths app.

Launch details: Where: The Old Fire Station Art Gallery 395 Oxley Avenue Redcliffe. When: Saturday August 6th, 2022 1.00pm.

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Mortgage Repayments on the Rise Words: Vanessa Bragdon VB Home Loans

In the July meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has increased the official cash rate by another 50 basis points to 1.35% amid continuing inflation pressures. How much will this third consecutive rate hike increase your monthly mortgage repayments?

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t the beginning of May, the cash rate was 0.10%.

How much more will this latest rate rise cost each month?

On the 5th July, it was increased by the RBA to 1.35% – the second double-barrel 0.50% hike in a row. Potentially, as you read this, there may have even been a further increase with economists predicting more rate rises to come.

Unless you’re on a fixed-rate mortgage, the banks will likely follow the RBA’s lead and increase the interest rate on your variable home loan soon.

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RBA Governor Philip Lowe said in a statement that the cash rate rise was the result of high inflation, both in Australia and around the world. “Global factors account for much of the increase in inflation in Australia, but domestic factors are also playing a role,” said Governor Lowe.

This month’s 50 basis point increase means your monthly repayments could increase by about $137 a month. If you have a $750,000 loan, repayments will likely increase by about $205 a month, while a $1 million loan is expected to cost an extra $273 a month.

If you’re worried about your monthly repayments, get in touch with your local broker.

“Strong demand, a tight labour market and capacity constraints in some sectors are contributing to the upward pressure on prices. The floods are also affecting some prices.”

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Let’s say you’re an owner-occupier with a 25year loan of $500,000 (paying principal and interest).

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But that’s just factoring in this month’s latest cash rate hike. Let’s take a look at how much more you can expect to pay moving forward, compared to when the cash rate was 0.10% in April.

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For a $500,000 loan, you’ll likely be paying an extra $67 (May hike), $133 (June hike) and $137 (July hike) = $337 per month in interest repayments. For a $750,000 loan, you’ll likely be paying an extra $100 (May hike), $200 (June hike) and $205 (July hike) = $505 per month in interest repayments. For a $1,000,000 loan, you’ll likely be paying an extra $133 (May hike), $265 (June hike) and $273 (July hike) = $673 per month in interest repayments. If you’re worried about your monthly repayments, get in touch with your local broker. As you can see, unless you’re on a fixed rate, your monthly mortgage repayments will likely have gone up quite a bit since the end of April. So, if you’re starting to feel the pinch and are worried about what interest rate rises might mean for your monthly budget, get in touch with your local broker. Some options you can explore include refinancing (which could include increasing the length of your loan to decrease monthly repayments), debt consolidation, or building up a bit of a buffer in an offset account ahead of more rate hikes.

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The Arts

Practice Makes Perfect Words: Gabrielle Turnbull, Art So Lively

During a children’s portraiture class at Art So Lively Academy recently, a troubled expression on a little boy’s face caught my eye. When asked about it, he said earnestly, “ My drawing doesn’t look like yours, Miss Gabi……I’m rubbish at faces!!” Such a heartbreaking thing to hear.

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his statement prompted me to bring out a self-portrait I did when I was ten years old, one of a few drawings surviving my childhood. It brought a broad smile to the disheartened boy. “I have done a lot of practising since then, and now I’m pretty confident about drawing faces.” I added.

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It’s not unusual for artists to feel discouraged at some time when making art. It’s part of the journey. The secret, though, is to persevere and keep trying. That day in class reminds me of a similar incident involving Pablo Picasso. He developed the ability to produce remarkable work in a few minutes. Picasso was walking through a market when a woman approached him. She tore a piece of paper from a notebook and said, “Mr Picasso, I am a fan of yours. Could you please draw a picture for me?” Picasso obliged and drew her a small picture. As he handed it back, he jokingly said, “That will be a million dollars, please!”

It’s not unusual for artists to feel discouraged at some time when making art. It’s part of the journey.

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Amazed, the woman said, “It only took you 30 seconds to produce this little masterpiece!” Picasso replied, “My dear, it took me 30 years to draw that masterpiece in 30 seconds!” Exceptionally prolific throughout his 92-year life, he achieved universal acclaim together with a huge fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments, becoming one of the best-known artists of the 20th century. The lesson here is that few people with talent rarely produce incredible work without decades of practice. In other words, practice makes perfect……..Well almost!

Top Right: A mature Gabrielle portrait Bottom Right: Gabrielle's pre-teen self-portrait

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A New Trend in Retirement Living

Words: Bruce Giddings Photographs: Courtesy of Seasons Mango Hill

Retirement living spaces have undergone a quiet design revolution over the past two decades, sparking renewed interest among seniors looking to downsize.

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nybody who had reason to visit a retirement village 20 or 30 years ago will remember the stark clinical decor, the cramped quarters, and the shortcomings in comfort and convenience. That visitor may have walked out of last century's facilities with the whiff of a hospital in their nostrils, the clash of trolleys, and the clip-clop of heels on the hard polished floor reverberating in their ears.

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That has changed over time, and in 2022, those poorly lit and clinical living spaces are a relic of the past. Today's seniors have many more choices in how and where to spend their retirement. Any facility built within the last decade offers a much higher standard. Today's retirees can choose a welldesigned environment built with comfort, security and convenience.

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facilities for visiting doctors, hairdressers, or beauty therapists. Some of the new breeds of retirement villages even have their own cinema, complete with reclining chairs for comfort. For the nostalgia seekers, choc-tops and Jaffas can be part of that cinema experience.

are authentically connected, in housing styles that are relevant to them and in which they feel pride… They want their homes to feel connected with community, where family and friends of all ages feel pleasure and inclusion and relevance when visiting."

Proximity to facilities and attractions in the wider community is an important issue. Seniors look for retirement living within easy reach of shops, recreation and medical. Many facilities are also located within easy access to rail.

The 21st-century retirement village welcomes visitors and provides them with much more than just free car parking. Family and friends can meet their loved ones at a well-equipped dedicated BBQ area, the onsite coffee shop, or another space on the grounds. Or, of course, the visitors can always skip the BBQ and head straight to gran's home unit for a cuppa.

While the building design and amenity have taken that leap forward over the last couple of decades, a fresh breeze has also swept through the spaces where aged care staff spend their work time. This culture change has been transformative, resulting in a more inclusive and friendlier atmosphere for residents that was not always evident in last century's facilities.

Today's retirees can choose a well-designed environment built with comfort, security and convenience.

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Living spaces feature a warm and homely vibe and are much like any other new home in the wider community. And that's what people want. A private and comfortable space with modern conveniences, just as any other new home would be. There is usually a choice of one, two or threebedroom units, some with office space. There are lawns and gardens but no mowing or back-breaking garden work.

The current crop of retirees has higher expectations than past generations, who may have been prepared to put up with a lesser standard.

These new-age independent living units (ILUs) are almost always situated a short walk from onsite facilities like cafes, dining areas, gyms, and swimming pools. And then there are organized activities, all optional, and a bus for outings and appointments. Many villages provide

Architect Anne Maree Ruffle expressed it well in her article, "The Future of Retirement Living- Insights from an Expert," written in 2020.

Today's Baby Boomer generation prioritise maintaining strong links to family and community. They will actively seek out features in their new home that encourage that ongoing connection.

"The recent cohort of over 65's expects to feel part of a community with which they

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This paradigm shift to a higher retirement living standard has coincided with a muchimproved market for existing family homes in almost every part of Australia. The demand for family homes in the Moreton Bay area is particularly strong right now, with the whole region identified as a seller's market. This means that downsizers will find the changeover to retirement living easier to achieve. Intending retirees now find that independent living units (ILUs) are more affordable when compared to the recently increased prices for family homes. According to the authoritative Property Council Retirement Census Snapshot of 2021, on an Australia-wide basis, the price of an ILU is "55% of the median house price in the same postcode…". If you want to see first-hand the 21stcentury retirement living trend, Seasons Living in Mango Hill is a perfect example. The new living spaces feature meticulous design work and thoughtful touches throughout. Seasons have just opened a new wing, located in an ideal location only a stone's throw from the Westfield Shopping Centre, and handy all the services and facilities that Mango Hill and Northlakes offer.

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Tax Time Focus on Rental Property Income and Deductions Words: Australian Taxation Office

Income and tax deductions from rental properties is one of the four key areas the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is focusing on this tax time. It’s an area that’s easy to get wrong, and needs extra care when lodging. THE ATO RANDOM Enquiry Program has found that nine out of ten tax returns that reported rental income and deductions contain at least one error, even though most of those property owners were assisted by a registered tax agent. The ATO is therefore urging rental property owners to ensure they carefully review their records before declaring income or claiming deductions this tax time, and for registered tax agents to ask a few extra questions of their clients. Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh explained “Registered tax agents can only work with the information they gather from their clients, and we know some clients won’t know everything they need to tell their agent. We don’t expect agents to be Sherlock Holmes, but we do expect them to ask the right questions to ensure their client’s return is right.”

for example you advertise significantly above a reasonable market rate compared to similar properties or you place unreasonable restrictions on potential tenants.” “Our 2022 Tax Time Toolkit for Investors also contains a number of fact sheets for landlords, including Top 10 tips to help landlords avoid common tax mistakes. These tips will help you avoid common mistakes and save you time and money.” SELLING A RENTAL PROPERTY When selling a rental property, capital gains tax (CGT) needs to be considered and any capital gains or capital losses need to be reported.

Mr Loh said that rental property owners are urged to ensure they know what income they need to declare and what can be claimed as a deduction.

When calculating a capital gain or capital loss, it’s important to get the cost base calculation right. Cost base is usually the cost of the property when purchased and any costs associated with acquiring or selling it. These can be things like stamp duty, legal fees, valuations and real estate sales fees. Any capital works claimed as deductions may also need to be subtracted from the cost base.

“We are concerned about mistakes, and in particular, leaving out income or deliberate over-claiming of rental property deductions this year.”

“If you’ve sold a rental property that was once your home, you may be entitled to partially claim the main residence exemption. You will need to claim this exemption in your tax return when you lodge.” Mr Loh said.

“Getting it right the first time, will ensure you receive the tax refund you are owed, and avoids us knocking on your front door down the track.”

Records of all income and expenses relating to rental properties, including purchase and sale records, must be kept. This ensures all eligible deductions are captured when preparing tax returns and capital gains tax can be calculated correctly when the property is sold.

INCLUDE ALL RENTAL INCOME The ATO receives rental income data from a range of sources including sharing economy platforms, rental bond authorities, property management software providers, and state and territory revenue and land title authorities. “The amount of data we access grows each year, making it easier and faster for us to spot any rental income that you have charged your tenants, but haven’t declared,” Mr Loh said. When preparing tax returns, make sure all rental income is included, such as from short-term rental arrangements, renting part of a home, and other rental-related income like insurance payouts and rental bond money retained. “Income and deductions must be in line with a rental property owner’s ownership interest, which should generally mirror the legal documents.” GET YOUR EXPENSES RIGHT Not all expenses are the same – some can be claimed straight away, such as rental management fees, council rates, repairs, interest on loans and insurance premiums. Other expenses such as borrowing expenses and capital works need to be claimed over a number of years. Capital works can include replacing a roof, or a new kitchen renovation. Depreciating assets such as a new dishwasher or new oven costing over $300 are also claimed over their effective life. Refinancing or redrawing on a rental property loan for private expenses such as holidays or a new car, means that the amount of interest relating to the loan for the private expense can’t be claimed as a deduction. If income from a rental property in a holiday location is earnt, it needs to be included in tax returns. “You can claim expenses for the property to the extent that they are incurred for the purpose of producing rental income, not where your family and friends stayed in the property for a mini getaway at mate’s rates, you use it yourself, say at Christmas, or you stopped renting the property out,” Mr Loh said. “Other circumstances where deductions cannot be claimed include pretending that your property is available for rent when it really isn’t,

“It’s also important to note that when selling any property for more than $750,000, vendors / sellers must have a clearance certificate otherwise 12.5% will be withheld.” Mr Loh said. Clearance certificate applications can take up to 28 days to process so to avoid delays, sellers should apply as early as practical using the online form. Having tax affairs up to date, including all lodgments, helps speed up the assessment of an application and a certificate being issued. The certificates last for 12 months and if selling more than one property in the year, it can be used for multiple sales. Foreign residents are generally not eligible for a clearance certificate but may apply to vary the withholding amount. Apply for a certificate and find out more at ato.gov.au/FRCGWcertificate KEEP GOOD RECORDS TO PROVE IT ALL Records of rental income and expenses should be kept for five years from the date of tax return lodgments or five years after the disposal of an asset, whichever is longer. “Get your books in order and start keeping records as soon as you make the decision to earn rental income. It makes tax time so much easier for you and your registered tax agent” Mr Loh said. Adequate records should demonstrate how the expense was incurred for the rental property and the extent they relate to producing rental income. They must include the name of the supplier, amount of the expense, the nature of the goods or services, the date the expense was incurred, and the date of the document. “We can ask for proof of any claim that you make, so good record keeping is the only way to ensure you can claim everything you are entitled to.” “Remember, when your return is lodged, you are on the hook for the claims you are making, not the registered tax agent.” For more information, visit ato.gov.au/rental For registered tax agents and investors, visit ato.gov.au/investorstoolkit

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Health

Exercise and Mental Health Words: The Moreton All Body Care Team

Exercise doesn’t just keep you physically healthy but also mentally. An active lifestyle can improve your mood, help you sleep better, help manage stress and reduce your risk of developing mental health conditions.

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ental illness can have an impact on a person’s cognitive, behavioural and social functioning. Those with a mental illness often struggle to engage in their regular work, social and physical activities to full extent which further impacts the illness as social isolation then often occurs. Mental illness includes anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and personality disorders.

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There is mounting evidence that suggests exercise is an effective treatment method

Exercise doesn’t just keep you physically healthy but also mentally. An active lifestyle can improve your mood, help you sleep better, help manage stress and reduce your risk of developing mental health conditions. It is recommended to try a variety of different types of activities and choose one that you enjoy the most. You don’t have to join a gym –activities such as swimming, walking the dog, jogging whilst listening to music, riding a bike, gardening, bushwalking, yoga and weight-lifting can all be beneficial.

There is mounting evidence that suggests exercise is an effective treatment method for people suffering from acute and chronic mental illness...

for people suffering from acute and chronic mental illness, with some studies suggesting that exercise is just as effective, if not more effective than pharmacological intervention in alleviating depressive symptoms. Exercise can make a big difference in mood and needs to be a fundamental part of mental health treatment. Even one workout a week is known to have great benefits.

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Where To Start •

Start slowly and build up gradually e.g. if you have not been exercising at all, start with a 10-15 minute walk each morning, and gradually increase this to 30 minutes per day

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Set short-term realistic goals for exercising each week (e.g. 3 x 20 minute walks per week); plan to exercise at specific times of the day that fit in with your lifestyle and write your plan down

Remember that it can take time for the benefits of exercise to occur. Most exercise studies have shown a significant reduction in depression after eight weeks or more

It can be helpful to work with an appropriately educated professional such as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who understands the complexity of the challenges faced with mental health conditions, and has the skills and knowledge to help individuals manage their condition and any barriers they may come up against.

Get in contact today to book an appointment with our Accredited Exercise Physiologists.

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Why Are Australian Bush Flower Essences So Powerful? Words: Sandra Meagher, Flower Essences Practitioner – Zen Chi @ North Lakes

Australia has the oldest and most diverse system of flora, with over 21 000 species of plant life. This biodiversity is thought to be due to the continent being separated from other land masses for millions of years causing the formation of unique plant and animal life. There is no doubting that Australians live in a land of tremendous beauty that vibrates an ancient and wise energy. The First Nations people knew how to work with this energy. And for thousands of years have been using plants and flowers for medicine. New arrivals to this land have had to learn the power and subtle nuances that the plant life contained. Working on the subtle energetic field of the body, Flower Essence supports the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of self. By shifting negative emotions, thoughts and belief systems, Flower Essences bring harmony and balance to the physical body. As the body absorbs the vibrational energy contain in the Flower Essence, the body can heal itself by overcoming trauma, rebalancing hormones, resetting the nervous system and boosting immunity. Flower essence can be used on pets, children and during pregnancy. If you have a specific condition you wish to address, our Flower Essence therapist, Sandra, can recommend a remedy or blend suited for you. For an individually blended remedy you can book a consultation with our Flower Essence therapist or call into our centre to pick up an ‘off-the-shelf’ remedy.

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Landscaping

Get Used to Small Gardens Words: Lawrie Smith AM, Landscape Architect

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or many Australians living in a house on a small lot will be a fact of life, as our population expands and space becomes ever more limited. There is no doubt we have been spoiled over the past century to accept that our inalienable right is to own a sizeable piece of Australia, at least a quarter of an acre or 1,000 square metres, and on it to build our home, raise a family and establish a garden. Unfortunately, those sylvan times have long gone, and today in residential areas the emphasis is on small and crowded.

Perhaps you already have a small townhouse courtyard garden? Maybe just an apartment veranda in a tower block? Possibly a vertical ‘green wall’ garden enriching the one metre wide sunless space between your house and the one next door? For many it might just be a collection of potted plants arranged closely together to form a ‘garden’ in a rented property? All these small garden types, and many more, will be normal for so many people in coming years. Remember that no matter what size the garden, it is a practical, attractive and relaxing environment for you to create and to manage.

To be successful in establishing a small garden it is important to choose the right size plants for the compact conditions which most likely will also have difficult patterns of sunshine and shade. Below is a suggestion for the start of your new small native garden.

PLANT OF THE MONTH Half A Dozen Small Natives

This interesting cluster of small but robust native plants will provide dense ground cover, varied leaf colour and texture, a range of size from matting to small shrubs and taller long flowering perennial species. Best established in any well-draining soil, like sandy loam, protected by a light organic mulch. Keep the bed moist but not over wet. They all love growing closely together in full sun, even part shade, and provide a quick growing very attractive garden which will stay that way for the best part of spring, summer and early autumn – what more could you ask? It is strongly recommended that you purchase small tube stock plants for about $3, as opposed to larger, much more expensive potted specimens. Local Above: Bulbine Bulbosa Native Leek community nurseries are a good source. This will Right: Plectranthus argenteus Silver Coleus allow you to plant many more plants and closer together, to give an immediate effect, and remember smaller plants establish faster too. Recommended plants include: Bulbine bulbosa Native Leek - yellow flower spikes; Plectranthus argenteus Silver Coleus – purple flower spikes; Xerochrysum bracteatum Golden Paper Daisy; Breynia cernua Burgundy Coffee Bush; Casuarina glauca ‘Cousin It’; Viola banksii Native Violet; Dichondra repens Kidney Leaf; Lomandra confertifolia Little Pal.

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It’s Yowie Time In Moreton Bay Words: Bruce Giddings

QUEENSLAND IS A prime spot for finding a Yowie. The mysterious oversized primates have been allegedly seen in every other state, but more so in Queensland. We easily top the country, with 51% of all Yowie sightings, according to popular Yowie website Yowie Sightings.com. And more Queenslanders report sighting a Yowie during winter than any other season, according to an analysis of the dated sightings listed on Australian Yowie Hunter.com. Owner of the website, and long-time Yowie researcher, Dean Harrison has his own podcast, and says the number of reported sightings show no sign of slowing down, and that he now has a thousand nationwide sightings listed. Sightings of the shy and mysterious beast have been reported at Landsborough in 2020, Bribie Island in 2013, Gatton in 2016, and Bellthorpe, west of Peachester in 2016, according to Australian Yowie Hunter. Kilcoy has been a hotpot for sightings for many years, and honours the elusive beast with a life-size “Yowie” statue not far from the centre of town. Only last year a Yowie was allegedly seen not far from Kilcoy. In December 2021 three men working in the mountains near Jimna claim to have come across a Yowie while driving home from work. According to a report in the Courier Mail the three timber workers were returning to their base camp near Jimna when they spotted a “slouched over” figure under a street light. “We initially thought it was a boar or a really big animal until we got closer and saw it run off in a very ape-like way,” eye-witness Seamus Fitzgerald testified in the Courier Mail article. He described the animal as having very long arms and an ape-like face.” There have been thousands of sightings of the beast since the British first came to our shores in 1788. And for centuries before European settlement it seems. The aborigines warned early white settlers of a wild hairy bush dweller that roamed thick bushland. They gave the beast several different names, including “Yee-Haw” and “Yowie”. There were many sightings during the 19th century, with detailed stories of Yowie sightings often making the mainstream media of the time. This partial account was published in the Australian Town and Country Journal in 1876. “Two of the men armed themselves with a tomahawk and cudgel and folllowed this extraordinary phenomena of nature for a short distance up the rocky and rugged mountain; when suddenly it turned round, and stood viewing the men as they were approaching. They also halted, being then about sixty yards from the object of terror, commanding a full view of his whole shape and make, resembling that of a big, slovenly man. The head was covered with dark grissly hair, the face with shaggy darkish hair, the back and belly and down the legs covered with hair of a lighter colour. This devil-devil — or whatever it may be called — doubled round, and hurriedly made back towards the fire and women again. On seeing him coming, a fearful commotion amongst the females, and a kind of supernatural terror among the men took place. In the meantime, before reaching the camp, it sided away towards the inaccessible rocky mount.” Yowies usually make their home in remote and dense bushland according to eye-witness accounts posted on Yowie websites. Very few sightings have been reported in urban areas. Most eye-witness accounts agree on several things. They report seeing a primate, walking on two legs, shy in demeanor, between two and three metres tall, and hairy. Some say it has an unusual gait, and will drop to four legs when travelling fast. Many have reported the beast to have an unpleasant scent, a little like sewage. Others report glowing deep-set eyes in a gorilla-like head. Many say the beast is capable of very fast progress when needed, and it can utter a deep guttural roar, often very loud. It also sports sharp enough claws to rip into tree bark, according to some witnesses. Despite the many eye witness accounts, there is certainly a need for better photographic evidence. Moreton Bay adventurers heading bush on the weekend could pack a good quality camera with zoom lens, as it is Yowie season right now.

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Antiques

Estate Jewellery Words: Meade Murphy Murphy's Antiques & Restoration

When my Father and Mother started dealing in antiques in the 1970's they targeted jewellery heavily. They spent a small fortune in "Wanted to Buy" advertising in newspapers and Yellow Pages etc. As a result, I grew up with a mound of jewellery in the center of the dining room table for years. One day, Dad, who had a set of gold scales, eyeglasses and pointy nose pliers in his hand, said to me, "You know one day you will have a girlfriend, and your Mother will have to pat her down before she leaves to go home".

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learnt so much about jewellery just having breakfast every morning as I watched my Father do his thing. You see, gold albert chains (pictured below), commonly known as fob chains, were originally made to be worn on a waistcoat attached to a watch, so were short and could not fit around anyone's neck. Dealers & jewellers either added links or joined two chains to make a necklace. Dad would say, "if it's long, it's wrong".

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A lot of gold jewellery such as chains, bracelets and rings have all been mass produced by unscrupulous wholesalers who take such items and put them in a washing machine with a few small, smooth stones for a few hours to create that slightly worn effect

around the claws holding the stones, and the shank (band) should be slightly thinner from wear. Hallmarks are a big help in identifying but can't be trusted as some manufacturers in the early 1990s flooded the market with recasts of Victorian rings with the old hallmarks. I worked at the Brisbane Antique Market in Clayfield then, and less knowledgeable dealers innocently bought these reproductions believing them to be the real thing and passed them on as antique jewellery. This is why I decided never to deal in estate jewellery. Also, your shop becomes a break & enters and armed robbery target.

The best advice I can give you when buying jewellery is to look at the seller's credentials.

of old estate jewellery. So don't be fooled by the tricks of the trade. New bracelets are marked on the end link only, in most cases. There should be some signs of wear on the parts holding the chain links together. The inside of the chain should be slightly dirty and not shiny. Estate rings are hard to pick as some outof-fashion jewellery items such as Victorian hat pins and brooches were broken up for their precious stones to be cannibalised into new popular items such as pendants, rings and earrings. If a ring is truly an antique, it should show some signs of wear, particularly

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The best advice I can give you when buying jewellery is to look at the seller's credentials. Are they a licensed shop dealer or qualified jeweller? Do they have a good reputation? I have always advised my friends in the Brisbane area to shop at old-school dealers such as Lynzay Antiques or Albion Antiques. As far as jewellers go, you can't go past Penfolds Jewellers in the city or John at Gold Leaf Jewellery in the Gabba. John is currently making wedding rings for my fiancé and myself.

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Date Claimer:

TIME TO PAWS IN THE PETALS Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Announces Official Dog-Friendly Schedule!

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (TCOF) has just released the Petals and Pups 2022 program – the official dog-friendly schedule, completely dedicated to hounds and their humans and in salute to Toowoomba’s first canine Ambassa-dog, ‘Puppy’ the Pomeranian. Above: Toowoomba Thistle Pipe Band and 'Puppy'.

WITH THE PROGRAM featuring more than 20 dog-friendly activit¬ies and 27 off-leash parks, prepare to paws in the petals, petals! Over 190,000 blooms have been planted across the city’s major parks and public spaces to create a spectacular canvas of colour for the celebrations, with the Petals and Pups program a highlight for owners of pups of all shapes and sizes. Who was Puppy? The much-loved Puppy led the Toowoomba Thistle Pipe Band in the very first Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers parade in 1950. The Pomeranian belonged to the band’s drum major, Mr Hugh Morgan and was suited up in a coat in the band’s tartan pattern. The statue commemorating Puppy stands at Picnic Point (164 Tourist Road) and is the picture paw-fect spot for pooches amongst the local scenery. In what is shaping up to be the event that all of Queensland needs this year, TCOF will be held across all 30 days of September, starting Thursday 1 September, in a welcome extension of the historical 10-day event, allowing more people to spend more time in the floral-filled parks, public spaces and gardens, to taste the flavours of the region and to stay a little longer. For the Cultured Canines – If spending a weekend strolling through perfectly manicured gardens, taking in amazing art, and indulging in a long lunch (all with your canine companion by your side) sounds like your perfect day, then this is the paw-fect option for you. Start the day getting lost in the laneways of Toowoomba, exploring the fantastic street art scene before heading to lunch for a paws-itively paw-fect feed. With energy recharged, head to the off-leash dog park at Queens Park before admiring the petals in the Botanic Gardens. For the Pampered Pups – It’s not too far-fetched if you want to spoil your pup while getting all the Instagram pictures at TCOF this year. Beginning with a puppycino alongside your cappuccino before a day at the doggie day spa, shop until you drop with some dog-friendly local

Above: Oliver with Shelby Ackreman. Photo by Nigel Hallett

luxe shopping (Hello Harolds Finishing Touches). After that ruff day full of self-care, you and your loved little one can take in the blooms at Laurel Bank Park. For the Adventure Dogs – You’d be barking mad not to take advantage of the options for actionpacked trailblazers at TCOF this year. After a hearty breakfast, take your pooch on a bushland adventure at Garnett Lehman Park before watching the sunset while free ranging at Dr Alex Horn Park. Pet Friendly Places to Eat: Toowoomba locals will tell you the café scene is worth sticking around for! Plan your day around stopping in for fresh local produce filled eats and master-brewed coffee at some of the region’s best dog-friendly cafés. • Burrow Café – 117a Bridge St, East Toowoomba • Cafe Valetta – 96 Margaret St, Toowoomba • Gip’s Restaurant – 120 Russell St, Toowoomba • Ground Up Espresso Bar – 501 Ruthven St, Toowoomba • Milk & Honey Espresso Bar – 6 Ann St, Toowoomba • New Brew Café – 102 Taylor St, Toowoomba • Ortem Café & Events – 15 Railway St, Toowoomba • Parkhouse Café – 92 Margaret St, Toowoomba • Picnic Point Restaurant – 165 Tourist Rd, Toowoomba • Travellers Coffee House – 189 Hume St, Toowoomba • The Chocolate Cottage – 10475 New England Hwy, Highfields • The Finch – 2/469-473 Ruthven St, Toowoomba • Urth Cafe 195 Hume St, Toowoomba Travel Essentials To ensure your pooch day is pawsome make sure you pack a water bottle, bowl, leash, harness, poop bags, familiar food and snacks and a ball or frisbee to chase around the gardens. Tickets, full itineraries, dog friendly accommodation options and directions at tcof.com.au View the dog off-leash maps and plan your visit at www.tcof.com.au/ dog-parks.

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The Cryptic Crittic

That Maddening Music! Words: Richard Lancaster

Have you ever wondered why you can’t get a particular song or tune out of your mind?

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t seems to just stay there. Psychologists have puzzled over this music-boggling conundrum for years. It appears that a combination of simplicity, repetition and adrenalin attracting musical notes and sounds can turn an ordinary sequence of notes into a tune or song which becomes something unforgettable for the listener. This formula creates something like a mental flea bite, and the resultant itch can only be combatted by scratching it or, in this case, listening to it repeatedly. Its nickname is `sticky music` because it `sticks` in your memory. Once a composer gets the combination right, a `hit` results, with fame and fortune as travelling companions. However, `sticky tunes` are very much an individual preference. What you find as `sticky` can drive others into angry annoyance. These phenomenal sounds cover any era, so a piece by the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Nick Cave or even `Hip Hop` and `Rap` can be as `sticky` as a Beethoven Concerto, a Mozart Minuet or a Verdi operatic aria. It all depends on your personal taste. Poor Robert Schumann, the renowned 19th-century German composer, was diagnosed with psychotic melancholia. It was reported at the time that he constantly suffered from repetitive chords and tunes being `stuck` in his mind. It became so chronic that he attempted suicide before being hospitalised. He subsequently passed of the illness, aged 46. How does one get rid of that `sticky` tune, I hear you ask? Playing the tune repeatedly can sometimes rid you of that pesky melody. However, the trouble with me is the more I hear it, the more I want to listen to it! Some medico’s even claim that cinnamon bark may produce a sedative that nullifies the music centres in the brain. However, surely the best way is to be determined and simply never play it again! Oh Yeah! Easier said than done!

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Specifications Construction: Aluminum Length Overall: 5.01m Beam: 2.01m Max hp: 90hp Construction: Topsides 3.0mm, bottom 4.0mm Capacity: 5 people Weight on trailer: approx 450kgs Engine as tested: Yamaha F90hp Four Stroke Fuel Capacity: 85L

Quintrex 481 Hornet SC Words: Brisbane Yamaha

Easy to operate and handle for one and able to fit more than a few of your friends onboard, the Quintrex 481 Hornet SC is the perfect fishing platform for serious anglers looking to climb the competition ranks or those with less lofty pursuits who just love lure fishing. It's easy to tow and the entire Hornet range is insanely stable in all conditions. The Quintrex 481 Hornet is a side console design pushing the steering and console to the starboard side, allowing more room around and inside the boat. They are purposefully designed to be able to run flat floors, wherever possible, allowing full unimpeded access across the boat. As such, the entire bow is a flat casting platform. The Hornet range also uses the pickle fork bow as seen on the Apex Hull. This increases the usable space at the bow by over 30 percent. Given the slant towards lure fishing and standing and casting at target fish, the Eclipse Hull has been designed to be extremely stable. Telwater have put hours of research and development into ensuring it is ready to go for any angler. In fact, as a standard package, there's almost nothing you could want for, save for the electronics of your choice, which test boat supplier, Brisbane Yamaha can help you with. Even the addition of an electric engine is simple with a standard bow mounting plate. If you're looking at the 481 Hornet and concerned about where to put all your fishing equipment, and yes, we know it can be a lot, there's storage under both the front and rear platforms. Each will accommodate as much gear as you can imagine, with room to spare. There's also rod storage

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allowing for up to 7ft rods to be stored with ease. You can option up for longer storage if required. The driver's pedestal seat is shielded by a large console with storage cavity located on top for phones, wallets and the electric engine controller. The Hornet range has space for a multi-function display, and in the case of this boat, a Humminbird unit linked to the iPilot electric engine up front. Using the I-Link feature you can chart a course around a dam, creek, estuary without touching any controls. All you have to do is pull in the fish! While a variety of seating options are available on the Hornet range, the 481 Hornet features twin pedestal seats located in the cockpit. This set up provides ease of movement around the boat with plenty of open floor space for equipment and tackle. For the boat test, the bow casting platform had a pedestal fitting for the use of a lean to. Anglers practising catch and release or competing in catch and live weigh competitions, will appreciate the plumbed live well at the bow which meets most tournament rules. There is another kill tank located at the back between the two storage compartments at the rear, for anyone more interested in a catch and eat style of fishing.

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Power Rigged with a Yamaha 90 horsepower engine, the Quintrex 481 Hornet SC has plenty of power on tap for all conditions. The 481 Hornet provides a very spritely performance with quick and quiet acceleration hallmarks of the engine. It is incredibly economical and quiet too, essential for chasing wary fish species. It has little trouble getting moving with the full complement of four people on board, plus fishing gear. Well and truly tried and tested during our boat test. This is the maximum horsepower on this craft. For those looking for even more, recent updates to the Hornet Range include a 510 model which is approximately the same length as this 481 model. The 510 can accommodate a mighty 130 horses on the back. Performance While in many instances the conditions most anglers find themselves in, on a dam, estuary or river, will be reasonably calm, occasionally the water can reach quite frightening conditions, and this is where the Quintrex Hull really comes into its own. It’s remarkably dry and soft, with a much easier ride than a traditional punt hull, which can be flat across the width of the hull and bang hard. By using proprietary build techniques to stretch the aluminium panels into curves, and applying those curves in the right formula, the Hornet range manages to ride and look like they are fibreglass hulls. The Hornet range is that good. In conditions many other punt style boats would have the captain reaching for the throttle, to bring it back to idle, the Eclipse Hull on the Hornet range seems to always be capable of more. The harder you push it, the better it seems to be. It features a sharp entry that slices through waves and while all punts can bang a little, the Quintrex Hornet's range, across the board, do it far less. With a 12 degree deadrise at the transom, the stability is excellent and that is a crucial ingredient for a boat where people will often be moving about. It also allows the 481 Hornet to climb onto the plane in quick time. Tow Vehicle On a Quintrex aluminium trailer, this entire package would weigh approximately 1,000 kilograms, allowing it to be towed by most family vehicles. It makes an ideal and fuel-efficient option for anyone looking to chase the tournament scene.

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So, now with Queensland’s largest fishing 0420 club 0.67 Redcliffe City Amateur Anglers (R.C.A.A.), fishing Caloundra 0.58 31a risk 31 0528 0945assessment 1.82 1100 1.83 on 2nd July 2022, it was time to do to set boundaries for safety reasons. Looking TU 1547 0.45 SU 1659 0.45 at drone aerial photos, intel from the locals and the Pine Rivers Fishing Club who fished at Caloundra 2221 2.46 2322 2.39 on the 26th June 2022, I decided as captain that all juniors fishing with their fathers should fish the northern end of Pelican Bank for Commonwealth safety reasons. Iofarrived two2021, hoursBureau early atofthe Power Boat Club ramp  Copyright Australia Meteorology and manoeuvred myDatum boat slowly up to theisbreakthrough and to the edge of the banks mapping tree of Predictions Lowest Astronomical Tide debris, drains, gutters and banks before the competition started 2pm. I decided to fish 500 meters Times are in local standard time (Time Zone at UTC +10:00) south of the new breakthrough where there isNew a small basin near the drop-off from the banks full Moon First Quarter Moon Phasebar, Symbols FullofMoon logs. Myself and the club’s competition secretary caught bream there until 11pm. Lots of male undersize bream were there, but I ended up with 18 legal-sized fish. At the weigh-in, it became apparent that the juniors did very well at our original fishing ground at Pelican Bank. I stopped the weigh-in just to take this photo of one of our juniors, young Tristan James. Tristan (pictured) got the top catch with 27 Bream, 4 Whiting & 2 Dart – a total of 33 fish for 11.265kg. I came second with 18 bream for 6.78kg. So we all got a flogging by a 14-year-old, but that is fishing. Remember: The snapper closure is from the 15th of July to the 15th of August.

Meade Murphy

South Queensland Amateur Fishing Club's Association

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