Feature Magazine May 2018

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Contents May 2018 | Edition 38

Social Scene p06 Education p14 Events Calendar p20 Health p26 Seniors p32 Dining Review & Guide p34 Home p36 Travel p40 Puzzles & Trivia p41 Trades and Services p42 Real Estate p44 Fishing & Tide Times p46 The Last Word p47


Rising Swimming Star:

Jessica Mouatt

Jessica Mouatt got one step closer to realising her dreams of representing Australia, when she tried out for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at the 2018 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Trials in February.


Local Farmer Fighting

War on Waste

A decision born of desperation and survival has not only improved the viability of Wamuran strawberry farm, LuvaBerry, it has spearheaded a ‘War on Waste’ movement that is helping other local farmers.


Join Australia’s Largest Adventure Race

Queensland’s premier adventure racing series, Raid Adventures, is bringing their popular adventure race, the Rogue Raid, to Moreton Bay this month.





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Rock Your Body Narangba welcomed a new, state-of-the-art, indoor rock climbing gym to the community when Exodus Adventures opened their doors in January.

Narangba Aged Care Opens Their Doors Narangba now has its very own aged care home that offers seniors permanent accommodation, care and support if they are no longer able to stay in their own home.

Roof Over Their Heads

The Caboolture Sports Dog Obedience Club has been left high and dry in the best possible way, with their new $1.2 million, purpose-built, indoor arena already paying dividends.

Dakabin Train Station Upgrade New artist impressions of the $30 million Dakabin train station upgrade have been released, and Queensland Rail are inviting the community to provide comment on the concept designs.

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Left: Fun, food and drinks all around at the Narangba Valley Tavern Dart Championship.

Below: Celebrations in anticipation of the Narangba Aged Care Opening.

Community Scene Did we see you in the local community during April?

Left: Elaine, Shirley, Sharon, Ann and Kathy from the Burpengary Green Wattles prepare morning tea for their Cancer Council Fundraiser. Below: Joshua and David Kluczkowski with fur-pal, Jedda.

Sebastian and Isabella Egan (Above) and Charlie McDermott (Left) test out the new Narangba Skate Park.


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Raise Your Glass! Words: Alex Habilay Photographer: Robin Reidy

Narangba will be painted P!nk by the influential voice of Kim Boath and the Raise Your Glass Tribute Band at the Narangba Valley Tavern on May 26.


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P!nk tribute band, Raise Your Glass, are the perfect appetiser for fans lucky enough to fetch tickets to P!nk’s Brisbane shows, and a worthy equivalent for those who had the misfortune of missing out. Born in Mount Isa, Kim (much like the pink visage she wears), is a powerful, versatile and accomplished performer with outstanding vocal talent. “When I was fourteen I was the lead singer of my high school band. Since then I have been in countless shows, but throughout all my performances, the highlight has been working with Raise Your Glass in our P!nk tribute show,” said Kim as she reminisced about her humble beginnings. Approached five years ago about performing in a P!nk tribute show after an agent saw her perform at a different show, Kim said, “They took one look at me and asked if I would perform as a tribute to P!nk as we shared a similar look and sound. It took me four months to agree to it because P!nk is such a huge idol of mine, and I had to ready myself to do her justice.”

blessing the masses with his nice guy demeanour, and melting the ladies with his solo guitar riffs. Accompanying Chris on the ‘axe’ is Grant Boath, a man of short words but killer basslines. Also the Musical Director and Architect of the show; Grant is responsible for all the video, stage set and effects which take the show from a gig into a first class spectacle. Supporting Kim with fierce angelic voices is Emily Louisa Rose and Asabi E Goodman. Emily has studied classical singing, while Asabi has travelled the globe as both an actor and songstress. The pair combine their unique backgrounds and vocal styles to entrance the audience in a chorus of good vibrations.

“It’s so incredibly satisfying to spread the music of P!nk and the great messages written into her lyrics.”

Kim has surpassed impersonator and transcended into the avatar of the songstress she embodies. When asked what her favourite P!nk lyric is, Kim responded poetically with, “You are perfect to me!”

Raise Your Glass cover P!nk’s high energy tracks. “We base our performance on her live music rather than her slower studio tracks, for the sole reason that P!nk has the best live musicians in the world.” Raise Your Glass comes in a close second, with the band compiled of eight members; five musicians, two production technicians, and a single band manager. Drummer, Jimmy Cowling, has played with Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men), Dale Ryder (Boom Crash Opera) and many other of Australia’s greats. In the ears and eyes of Raise Your Glass there’s simply no better drummer in Australia, and the fact that Jimmy shares an uncanny similarity to P!nk’s drummer, Mark Schulman, is a flavoursome bonus. On guitar is Chris Goodridge who has also played with Brian Mannix, Dale Ryder and the same countless Australian greats. He has toured all around Australia,

No band is complete, nor capable, without a solid production team behind them, and behind this spectacle you will find father/son duo Peter and Ben Ritcher. According to the band, the sound and lighting manipulated by these two is “insane”.

“Peter and Ben do a truly phenomenal job of keeping us troublemakers under control,” adds Kim. So, when you’re getting your party started, be sure to drink in the honour of the men responsible for the strobe and skin-tingling sound. Last but certainly not least in this stellar tribute line-up is band Manager, Anthony Smith, who has been in the industry before hipsters knew what vinyl was, and carries a huge passion for it. Not only does Anthony manage the Raise Your Glass P!nk Tribute, he also tours the nation with the Queen Tribute Act playing Brian May. From time to time he’ll also step into the lead guitar role, and really show his troop how to manage some chords. Many would ponder why such a talented group would tribute the musical greats instead of striving to become one themselves, and for Kim the answer is simple. “It’s the thrill of being able to take the show to remote places where the fans of P!nk can’t go see her concert. Fans have been amazed by the authenticity and they truly embrace our show. It’s so incredibly satisfying to spread the music of P!nk and the great messages written into her lyrics.”

Date: Saturday May 26 Time: 8pm to 11pm Venue: Narangba Valley Tavern Price: FREE



RY OOU R C K BODY Words: Nicholas Hastie



he only one of its kind in the Moreton Bay Region, Exodus Adventures Rock Gym offers customers an array of obstacles and courses to keep people feeling challenged. Providing a little something for everyone, the facility offers 30 climbs with over 100 possible routes, six children climbs, three lead climbs, two crack climbs and a ‘leap of faith’. Run by husband and wife duo, Dingo and Renae Camps, Exodus Adventures was originally founded in 2007, and was born from Dingo’s knowledge and passion of the outdoor industry, and Renae’s background in social welfare. “We wanted to build a company focused on helping people, with a primary focus on at-risk kids,” explains Renae. “That’s where our passion lies: helping both disadvantaged youth and adults”. Regularly involved in the facilitation of school camps and corporate events, the couple moved to Narangba with the view to expand their school camp programs. After realising that there was a noticeable rock climbing gap within the community, they decided to set up shop, with the focus not on ability, but rather having fun, bonding, challenging


ourselves and ultimately, getting involved. “We see rock climbing as a very community and familyorientated activity,” says Renae. Membership to the rock gym is quite affordable, and provides customers with various benefits such as unlimited climbing, one free friend visit per month, and discounts on gear and other activities on offer. A variety of memberships are available to purchase, ranging from one month to 12 month subscriptions. As the sport is very family-centred, family membership packs can also be purchased. All the equipment required to ensure a safe, fun experience is supplied, however seasoned climbers are welcome to bring along their own gear. Exodus Adventures also offers patrons an array of exciting and adrenaline-fuelled experiences throughout Queensland, ranging from team building exercises to land and water based adventures. White water rafting experiences on the Upper Nymboida River can also be enjoyed through the organisation. For more information on the new indoor rock climbing centre in Narangba, or other activities on offer, visit https://exodusadventures.com.au.

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Narangba’s Own Aged Care Home Opens!

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Narangba Aged Care opened its doors in April, and it is superb! With the Narangba community now having its very own aged care home offering seniors permanent accommodation, care and support if they are no longer able to stay in their own home, local senior residents can spend their later years in the same familiar neighbourhood, rather than having to move further away to find suitable aged care. Located at 23 Young Road opposite Narangba Doctors, Narangba Aged Care is just a few minutes’ drive to Narangba Valley Shopping Centre. The project, which has taken approximately 18 months to complete, can accommodate up to 92 residents once fully operational. Carefully designed to encompass indoor-outdoor living that is loved by residents and staff alike, the single level, step-free dwelling makes the outdoor landscaped spaces easily accessible for senior residents. The communal sitting areas have bi-fold doors that open out to landscaped gardens and terraces, and the high ceilings and large glass windows help create a sense of openness, space and flow through the home.

rooms have their own outdoor patio area. As well as providing permanent residential accommodation, Narangba Aged Care has a secure dementia area for residents needing extra care and support with everyday living. There is also respite care and services (short term accommodation that provides an organised, temporary break both for carers and the person they care for). Facility Manager, Janet Chapman said, “The home looks simply wonderful! It has a relaxed, open and homely atmosphere with lovely artwork. There are plenty of spaces and areas for residents to socialise, enjoy activities, or simply have some quiet time. “We are focused on caring for residents and ensuring they feel at home and part of a community where they can enjoy the companionship of others. It’s a safe, nurturing and engaging environment where we treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve.”

“It’s better than Buckingham Palace!”

The home also includes an aromatherapy room, hairdressing salon, private dining room, lounge and sitting areas, outdoor courtyards and terraces, and an activities room for art, crafts and lifestyle. A beautiful coffee hub that opens to gardens is an ideal place to enjoy a cuppa with visiting friends and family.

Residents have started moving in and are making themselves comfortable and at home. Narangba Aged Care’s first resident, Elsie (Veronica Cooling) said, “I think it’s a wonderful and inviting home away from home that anybody could wish for. Everyone here is wonderful and really appreciate me, as I appreciate them all. I feel like I have one big family, and I look forward to many happy moments with my lovely big family in my beautiful new home.” Another resident Eddie commented, “It’s better than Buckingham Palace”. Residents can choose from a lovely spacious single room or double room, allowing couples to stay together. Some


Narangba Aged Care’s fantastic leisure and lifestyle program is a great way for seniors to have fun and keep busy physically, socially, mentally and spiritually. The program includes organised activities, live performers and entertainment such as group exercise classes, bingo, knitting, artwork creation, computer classes, concerts with singa-longs, and pastoral services. The home also provides a range of learning, creativity and skills development within its program, enabling residents to undertake meaningful activities and achieve a sense of purpose. “We have a wonderful and dedicated team on hand,” said Janet. “Our care and nursing team are providing quality care and support to residents, and our in-house catering team are serving up fresh, nutritious and healthy meals. We look forward to welcoming more residents into their new home and providing them with care and support.” Narangba Aged Care is operated by Tingari Group, which also owns Seabrae Manor Aged Care in Rothwell. For further information, call 3053 3700 or email info@narangbaagedcare.com.au, or visit www. narangbaagedcare.com.au.

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NAPLAN - Keep it in Perspective Words: Karen Carter, Kip McGrath

NAPLAN! A term that can cause considerable stress to many a student and parent; but should you really get that worried about it? NAPLAN, (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy), is conducted annually across all schools in Australia. Students in years three, five, seven and nine sit for NAPLAN tests covering reading, writing, language conventions - (grammar, spelling and punctuation) and numeracy. This year testing will be conducted from 15-17 May. NAPLAN is a tool to provide a standardised measure of critical literacy and numeracy skills for young students across Australia. Data gathered from the tests enables government authorities and schools to identify national trends, highlight strengths and weaknesses and also to reset focus for the future. It also helps to monitor how our education system is operating.

Encourage them to read every day and to be critical thinkers. Expose them to a variety of text types including magazines, newspaper articles, blogs, stories and visual text including photographs. Ask them for their opinions; do they like the author’s style, do they agree with their point of view etc. Be involved in their writing. Ask them to share written drafts. Expect correct grammar, punctuation and spelling. Encourage them to write lists, send snail mail or keep a diary. Society still highly values correct written structure despite the overwhelming use of email and text messages.

It is important to remember that NAPLAN does not test content, but rather tests skills that have been learnt over a period of time. Therefore, you cannot teach the tests. Rather, a student is expected to use skills and strategies that are continually being taught as part of the National Curriculum in English and Mathematics. NAPLAN tests essential literacy and numeracy skills that are important for every child to be successful as they progress through school and later life. NAPLAN is only one aspect of a school’s assessment process and does not replace the ongoing assessments that each school has in place to assess and monitor a student’s progress. The tests only provide a ‘snapshot’ of how a student is performing at that point in time.

Opportunities to enhance numeracy skills are all around us. Concepts about money and number are endless when you go shopping. Banking helps children understand about interest, loans, saving and debt. Cooking together can assist with measurement concepts. Driving is an opportunity to discover concepts about speed and distance. The list goes on.

There are strict guidelines for testing and this is often where anxiety starts for students. Many students feel unable to cope with this as they feel pressure to do well in the tests. Teachers will provide support and guidance to ensure that students are adequately prepared for NAPLAN. Rather than students getting anxious about the testing, they should be encouraged to use it as a learning experience about formal examination situations, which they will encounter later in their formal schooling and adult life. Talk to your child’s teacher if you feel your child appears to be overly concerned about NAPLAN.

So, if your child is sitting NAPLAN tests this year, remember, it’s only one of many tests your child will take, and it certainly won’t define them for the rest of their lives. Ensure they get a good night’s rest the night before, and encourage them to do their best, which is all any of us can do!

How can you assist your child to be ready for NAPLAN? Given that NAPLAN tests literacy and numeracy skills,


these are the things that you should be encouraging in your child on a daily basis. Ongoing practice over time will ensure your child is using effective literacy and numeracy skills all the time, not just when NAPLAN comes around.

While NAPLAN may be scary to some, it is important to remember that at its heart it is about ensuring that all students meet expected literacy and numeracy targets to enable them to become effective citizens in the community. NAPLAN provides data to assist schools modify and implement better programs for their students.

(For more detailed information about NAPLAN, please visit www.nap.edu.au) Karen Carter is Co-Director at Kip McGrath Education Centre Burpengary, providing professional tuition by qualified teachers in Maths and English for Primary and Secondary students. Visit www. kipmcgrath.com.au/burpengary or phone 3888 2332 for a free assessment.

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Local Farmer Fighting War on Waste Words: Rebecca Fawcett-Smith Photo: Archie Whiting

A decision born of desperation and survival has not only improved the viability of Wamuran strawberry farm, LuvaBerry, it has spearheaded a ‘War on Waste’ movement that is helping other local farmers. Faced with another rain damaged crop, LuvaBerry Operators, Amanda and Adrian Schultz, knew that their still good quality strawberries would not meet the strict cosmetic standards demanded by Australia’s supermarket giants. Determined to salvage their edible fruit, Amanda froze the strawberries in 1.5kg lots, and set about finding a solution. “Where we used to have a seconds market and be able to offload stock to jam berries, there’s now very little of that,” explained Amanda. “On top of that, you’ve got foreign imports, so there’s too many first grade strawberries on the market. What do you do with all of it?” The answer came at a Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay Region StartUp workshop delivered by Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship, where Amanda met Samford Commons volunteer, Ellena Stone. Advocates of sustainable living, Samford Commons became the first distribution point for LuvaBerry’s frozen strawberries.

For Amanda and Adrian, what began as an initiative to save their own livelihood has turned into a crusade to help fellow farmers. ‘Mango Madness’, ‘Luvin’ Limes’ and ‘Raspberry Frenzy’ events have been added to the LuvaBerry events calendar, with 480kg of raspberries once sold in one weekend.

“I didn’t know until this journey began that there were so many people that ... are really peeved off with how the food chain works.”

“I have Ellena to thank for a large part of our success, because it was her idea to start the LuvaBerry ‘Our War on Waste’ Facebook group,” said Amanda. “We posted on the Samford Valley Community Noticeboard Facebook page inviting people to join the group, and we had 100 members very quickly.” Emboldened by her success, Amanda posted on the Grow, Make and Bake Community Swap North Brisbane Facebook page, and the rest as they say is history. With now over 2,600 members, including the small army of LuvaBerry war on waste ‘ambassadors’ who have offered to be distribution points, Amanda travels all over Brisbane selling produce that would otherwise become landfill.


“I didn’t know until this journey began that there were so many people that one, cared about farmers; two, really care about knowing where there food comes from; three, like to eat as many berries as they do; but most importantly, they’re really peeved off with how the food chain works,” said Amanda. “Sometimes I think they buy our fruit in anarchy to the big supermarkets, and then there’s the people who just can’t stand the waste.”

Natalie King, Owner of LimeRidge Grove located just outside of Gympie, is the farmer who benefitted from the ‘Luvin’ Limes’ event. Thanks to LuvaBerry’s supporters, on one day across five locations, 175kg of limes were sold, with many happy recipients taking to Facebook afterwards to share their disbelief that the limes had been deemed unacceptable by a supermarket giant.

“The biggest thing for us in getting involved in LuvaBerry’s war on waste was that it gave us our faith back that our fruit is worthy and what we do is worthy,” said Natalie. “You put so much time and effort into your fruit … so to find this avenue to get our fruit out to people has been absolutely amazing for us.” “If I could do permanent war on waste carpark parties every weekend I would,” said Amanda. “The difference that it’s making to the farms themselves is just huge, and seeing so many caring and concerned people who are willing to get involved is really touching.” For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/groups/luvaberryourwaronwaste

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Got a dose of Saturday night fever? It must be the 70s! Narangba Valley Tavern will take you back to a time when disco music and the Bee Gees were unstoppable.


Narangba Valley Tavern From 8.30pm

Let the music take you on a trip down memory lane as you relive some of the greatest songs of the 70’s.

ART EXHIBITION & MARKETS 4th to 25th Artisans’ Guild Old Bay Road, Burpengary

Get dressed up & you can win some great prizes. No cover charge, just have fun!

Celebrating 30 years of establishment this year, The Artisans’ Guild of Caboolture & District Inc. will be hosting a 30th Anniversary Members Exhibition for the month of May, commencing with an Official Opening on Friday, May 4. The 30th Anniversary Members Exhibition, which debuts at the Official Opening and will run for the course of May, will include ten art sections and nine craft stations. There will also be sausage sizzles, stalls, music and a morning tea shop available for patrons to enjoy while they explore the wonderful gallery. Official Opening: Friday, May 4 (doors open 6pm) Members Exhibition: May 4 to 25 Markets: Saturday, May 19 (8am to 2pm) More information: www.artisansguild.org.au.

FREE KILLER QUEEN SHOW 5th North Lakes Sports Club from 5.30pm

Celebrate North Lakes Sports Club’s first birthday with their FREE Killer Queen show! KillerQueen is a Brisbane-based band paying homage to Britain’s regal rock quartet QUEEN. Watching their fully-costumed, superb musicianship coupled with accurate instruments... You would be forgiven for thinking that you’re in the presence of the real band. Fine- tuning the show since 2003, KillerQueen have received recognition within the entertainment industry for both their musicality as well as their startling resemblances to the original line-up. In 2010, the band’s very own John Blunt took the stage in a lookalike competition for the French television show ‘Qui Sera Le Meilleur Sosie?’ in front of 7 million viewers globally.


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It’s the time to treat your mum and show her just how much you care. Why give her breakfast in bed when you can treat her out to a buffet breakfast?

MOTHERS DAY BREAKFAST BUFFET 13TH Narangba Valley Tavern Bookings Essential

Let Narangba Valley Tavern do the cooking, and take advantage of their Mother’s Day Buffet Breakfast where Mum will enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet featuring all of her favourites. Adult: $22 Child: $12 (3-12 years) Bookings essential: 3491 1000 ...or enjoy something off the Mother’s Day Menu available lunch and dinner, with some Mother’s Day specials to choose from.

There is nothing like live music to get your night started, and you will find plenty of it at Stellarossa Narangba on Saturday nights. Sit back, relax and enjoy live entertainment from local artists, whilst you enjoy one of the best, family-friendly dining experiences the Narangba community has to offer.


Our local musicians need strong audiences and community support, so join the movement and get that good old live music feeling in your bones.

Stellarossa Narangba Every Saturday from 6pm

RAISE YOUR GLASS! FREE P!NK TRIBUTE SHOW 26TH Narangba Valley Tavern 8pm to 11pm

Narangba will be painted P!nk by the influential voice of Kim Boath and the Raise Your Glass Tribute Band at the Narangba Valley Tavern on May 26.

FREE LADIES NIGHT 15th ‘DUKE & BOOTS’ Caboolture Sports Club 6pm to 1am

If you have an unquenchable thirst for the Goddess of Rock Music, this is a show that can be rightly called ‘Australia’s Ultimate Tribute Show’.

It’s time to gather the girl squad and hit Caboolture Sports Club for awesome fun, games, giveaways, amazing specials PLUS a mechanical bull!

The Performer behind ‘Raise Your Glass’ is Mount Isa born singer and musician Kim Boath. Kim is a powerful performer in her own right; accomplished and versatile with an outstanding vocal talent. (Check out the story on page 8).

The Ladies Night resident DJ will have you up and dancing to all your favourite dance tunes.

Kim is complimented by Queensland’s best musicians. The ‘Raise Your Glass’ band are consummate professionals, all with international touring experience.

PLUS… Lucky door prizes and prizes for best dressed!

Raise Your Glass! Pink Tribute is a spectacle like no other. A two-hour feature packed show with costume changes, it’s time to ‘Get This Party Started’ with ‘Raise Your Glass’.

So what are you waiting for? Get off the couch, put down your phone (selfies permitted), GET OUT those country boots and flannos and put the fun back into your Friday night!



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Roof Over Their Heads Words: Tim Vetter

The Caboolture Sports Dog Obedience Club has been left high and dry in the best possible way, with their new indoor arena already paying dividends. Councillor Adam Hain was on hand recently for the opening ceremony of the $1.2 million purpose-built facility at Devine Court, named after club legend, Des Strong (pictured). “Des became a member in 1990, hounded the Council to get the grounds at Devine Court in 2000, and was the driving force behind these new premises,” Admin Officer Tracy Dreyer said. “The idea for this arena was conceived about 23 years ago when we were still training at Grant Road, and over many years we have saved membership and training fees, as well as our monthly grant from the Caboolture Sports Club to fund this project. “There have been many people instrumental in getting this off the ground, including Tony Clarke from the Sports Club, the previous and current committee, and the working committee for the new complex of Des, Chris Pain and Lynn Pain.” Starting in 1980 as the Murrumba Dog Obedience Club with just 20 members, it had bases in Redcliffe and Caboolture before merging into one and training at the Apex Park football fields, then later at the Caboolture Showgrounds. In 1994 it moved to Grant Road in Morayfield and joined with cricket, football, rugby union, touch football and softball to form the Caboolture Sports Club, before finding


a permanent home at Devine Court in 2001. Now a highly successful club in obedience and agility trials, having been awarded the prestigious Norm Claridge Shield for best trialling club in South East Queensland, it also caters for members of the public looking for dog training from basic level up to advanced, as well as conducting free demonstrations at local events like school fetes and pet fairs. “The new arena is hugely beneficial as we have lost so many training nights in the past due to wet weather, but now because we have such a big undercover area to work in, we don’t have to cancel them,” Dreyer said. “It’s generated a lot of buzz around the club, and that was really highlighted when we had an Obedience Trial recently that would’ve been cancelled if we were on our old field, but it went ahead because of the roof.” Training is held every week throughout the year, with obedience on Monday nights, trial practice Wednesday nights, and agility Thursday nights, with the skills learned being put to the test in regular competitions. Classes are run by volunteers, with a $60.00 membership fee covering the first eight weeks of training, as well as complimentary membership to the Caboolture Sports Club. The club welcomes new dogs on the first Monday of every month, and encourages anyone interested in joining to visit www.caboolturedogobedience.com.au or email admin@caboolturedogobedience.com.au.

May 2018


Physiotherapy After Ankle Injuries Words: Kalina Morriss, Moreton All Body Care

Have you ever sprained an ankle and been told to walk it off, it will get better, you don’t need treatment, you will be fine? Wrong! Without appropriate assessment and treatment, there is a high risk of reinjury due to premature return to play, or long term pain from chronic instability. It is important to seek physiotherapy to guide you through a rehabilitation program tailored to your specific injury, and to understand that even if the swelling and bruising has subsided, this does not mean your ankle has fully healed. Ankle sprains are one of the most common types of sporting injuries, and many of us at some point in our life has suffered from one. Sprains occur when ligaments are overstretched during excessive movements of the ankle, such as when you roll your foot inwards or outwards. Depending on your mechanism of injury, you may damage one or multiple ligaments of your ankle (listed below). Injuries to the muscles or tendons can also occur as well as fractures to the tibia or fibula. If a broken bone is suspected, physiotherapist’s can refer and/or guide you to the appropriate x-rays/scans. Ligaments of the Ankle • Anterior Talofibular Ligament (ATFL) • Calcaneofibular ligament (CFL) • Posterior talofibular ligament (PTFL) • Anterior tibiotalar ligament • Posterior tibiotalar ligament • Tibiocalcaneal ligament • Tibionavicular ligament Grades of Sprains Return to your usual activities and/or sport will vary depending on the degree of tear. Each ligament is graded on a scale of 1-3 (3 being the most severe):

Aims of Rehabilitation and Treatment Depending on your injury, physiotherapists use a range of treatment techniques to reduce your pain levels and get you back on your feet as soon as possible. • • • • • • • •

Manage swelling through massage and tubigrip (compression stocking) Gait re-education with or without the use of crutches Improve ankle range of movement (ROM) with joint mobilisations and stretches Increase ankle strength Improve proprioception (joint position sense) and balance Facilitate healing / reduce further damage by taping and/or ultrasound Advice on safe levels exercise / graduated retrn to normal activities Education on a suitable ankle brace

When returning to sport, it is critical your ligament/s have had sufficient time to heal and you have no underlying ankle ROM, strength or balance/proprioception deficits. If you are suffering with ongoing pain post ankle injury, it is likely your ankle needs retraining in one or more of these areas. There are multiple assessments and functional tests our physiotherapist’s perform to assess these measures. Results provide a guide for your treatment, exercise prescription and assists in the decision of your readiness to safely return to training and games. For more information or to book an appointment with one of our Physiotherapist’s are Moreton All Body Care, please contact us on 07 3886 9470 (Narangba) or 07 3888 6699 (Burpengary).

1. Stretching and/or minor tearing of the ligaments. Symptoms include mild pain, swelling and stiffness. It is an estimated 3-4 week recovery period. 2. Some tearing of ligament fibres. Associated with moderate/severe pain and difficulty walking; moderate swelling, stiffness, poor balance and potentially some bruising. This grade of injury takes approximately 6-10 weeks for full recovery. 3. Complete tearing/rupture of the ligament. Commonly requires crutches initially due to severe pain and swelling. On ligament testing there is severe laxity and joint instability. Usually involves 1012 weeks of recovery. May require surgery in severe cases. Physiotherapist’s are highly trained in accessing what structures are injured and the severity of the sprain and can provide approximate times frames of recovery, taking into consideration if there are any associated muscular or tendon injuries.


May 2018




Community Invited To Help Shape Dakabin Station Upgrade Words: Rebecca Fawcett-Smith Artist Impression: Contributed

New artist impressions of the $30 million Dakabin train station upgrade have been released, and Queensland Rail are inviting the community to provide comment on the concept designs. The long-awaited upgrade, scheduled to commence in early 2020, will provide the commuter accessibility that locals have been campaigning about for years. Presently, access between the station’s two platforms is only possible via stairs accessing the pedestrian bridge over the rail line, meaning those with disabilities and parents with prams have to make an approximate 700m journey, on the edge of the road, to access the next platform. The station upgrade will be designed to achieve independent accessibility, meaning that the station’s platforms will be able to be accessed independently via paths, ramps or lifts, without the need to use stairs; thereby enhancing pedestrian flow and better catering for people with disabilities, the elderly or families with prams. Improvements also include an assisted boarding point, new wayfinding and platform signage, and upgraded security cameras and lighting. Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said he looked forward to hearing feedback from the local community. “The multimillion dollar upgrade of the Dakabin train station will provide a great boost for our local community, and is likely to include a new footbridge with lifts, raising the height of platform sections to improve access to trains, and a range of other accessibility features, such as hearing aid loops and additional accessible parking,” Mr Miles said.

“The station is an important transport connection for many local commuters, and the upgrade will ensure residents of all abilities can travel safely, including people who use mobility aids, seniors, and people with prams and luggage.” Located on the North Coast railway line between Petrie and Narangba rail stations, and within one of Queensland’s fastest growing regions, Dakabin is a key station on the Queensland Rail network. “This project is vital to ensure everyone in the local community has equal access to the rail services which connect their community to key activity centres, employment, study and friends and family,” Mr Miles said. “I know our community is looking forward to this upgrade, so I encourage anyone who has feedback on the artist impressions or suggestions for the design of the station to provide feedback.” Member for Kurwongbah Shane King said the concept designs for the station are expected to be completed by mid-2018. “After the concept designs are completed later this year, detailed design will be undertaken ahead of construction commencing in 2020,” Mr King said. Mr King said he encouraged commuters to provide feedback and input. “I know our community is very passionate about this station upgrade, so I say to all those interested; download a feedback form from the project page at queenslandrail. com.au, email stationsupgrade@qr.com.au or call 1800 722 203,” Mr King said. “Once community feedback has been considered, final design work is scheduled for completion in 2019, with works expected to commence on site in early 2020.” Mr Miles said the upgrade of Dakabin station was not only exciting news for commuters, but would also provide a welcome boost to the local construction industry. “The Dakabin station upgrade is expected to support around 250 jobs for Queenslanders in the construction industry, including trades like electrical, carpentry, painting, plumbing, labouring, roofing, glazing and traffic control, which is fantastic news,” Mr Miles said. “I look forward to working with Queensland Rail to see this project progressed and delivered for the local community by 2022.” Community members can also subscribe to receive email notifications about these works at: www.queenslandrail.com.au/EmailNotification


May 2018


Australia’s Largest 24-Hour Adventure Race Arrives in Moreton Bay Words: Nicholas Hastie Photos: Contributed

Queensland’s premier adventure racing series, Raid Adventures, is bringing their popular adventure race, the Rogue Raid, to Moreton Bay this month. Taking place at Lake Samsonvale from 5-6 May, the Rogue Raid is a race where teams of two or four compete to collect as many checkpoints as possible over a 24 hour or six hour time period. Using a map and compass to navigate an unmarked path, participants employ mountain biking, kayaking and hiking to steer across the environment. Director of Raid Adventures and lead race director of the Rogue Raid, Dr Liam St Pierre, encourages people of all fitness levels to get involved and enjoy the experience of adventure racing. “Adventure Racing is not necessarily about being the fittest person in the race, but more about having a good strategy, navigating well, and putting one foot in front of the other,” says Liam. To successfully complete the course, strategy, a good fitness level and a hunger for adventure will be an advantage. Male, female and mixed categories are available. “While there are some competitive teams, the vast majority of racers are in it for the social aspects and exploring somewhere new. The sport is an excellent way to explore our natural environment with a group of friends, with all of the physical and mental health benefits associated with getting outside.” For those participating in the 2018 Rogue Raid, Liam emphasises that training is key. “If I had any advice for first time participants, it would be to get out there in training with your team mates, using the gear that you hope to be using in the event.” For those looking for a competitive edge in the 24 hour race, Liam’s advice is to, “Plan your strategy well, and get some big hill training in.” Now in its ninth year and ever-growing in popularity, the Rogue Raid has developed into Australia’s largest 24 hour race in terms of competitors; drawing in entrants from all over Australia, as well as a number of international teams from New Zealand and Singapore. “We have approximately 260 competitors registered at the moment, and I would expect close to 300 come race day,” says Liam. A link will be available on Raid Adventure’s website for spectators wanting to follow the race as it develops. “Most of the spectating aspects of the sport happen online through a GPS tracking system, where hundreds of family and friends will follow the GPS tracking dots,” Liam explains. Family and friends can also volunteer on the day of the event and receive great inside perspectives on the sport. For more information on Raid Adventures or the Rogue Raid, visit www.raidadventures.com


May 2018




National Report: A Rapidly Ageing Australia

Words and Infographics: NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia)

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), in collaboration with Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) has released new findings on cognitive ageing and decline trends in Australia. The report led by Professor Kaarin Anstey, CEPAR Chief Investigator and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at NeuRA, highlights seven key modifiable lifestyle factors which are attributed to dementia; the rising numbers of people with dementia; and the increasing cost to families, carers, and the economy. Dementia is the leading cause of disability among Australians over 65 and the second leading cause of death in Australia. In 2016, the direct costs alone of dementia were close to $9 billion in Australia, with a predicted increase to $12 billion by 2025. Professor Kaarin Anstey said the critical report highlights the prevalence of dementia in Australia, which doubles every five years between ages 70 and 84, and how our ageing population trends will result in greater numbers of people with dementia. “Australia’s ageing population is leading to an increasing number of Australians with the disease which will further impact individuals, society and the economy over the next decade,” said Prof Anstey. The report also found that the knowledge-base around the cause of dementia in the senior community varied greatly, raising the need for in-depth dementia awareness workshops and community involvement.

The report also brought attention to an under-researched area of cognitive ageing, financial frailty. CEPAR Director, Scientia Professor John Piggott, said what is clear from the 2018 CEPAR report is that those with cognitive impairment are more susceptible to poor financial decision-making. “Our retirement income system is very complex and requires a lot of active decisions. We are only beginning to think about how population ageing will affect the decision-making ability of older cohorts and what insights psychology and behavioural finance can bring,” said Prof Piggott. More than 400,000 Australians are currently living with dementia. These figures have been revised upward from past projections. More accurate projections of dementia rates out to 2030 are critical to enable government policy makers and community services to better plan for the impact of cognitive decline in the future. Commenting on the outcomes of the report, Professor Anstey said further investment into ageing research is needed to identify more risk factors, adapt the workplace for older workers, and develop strategies to guide financial decision-making in older age. “We need to develop better diagnostic tests and assessments, increase community education to ensure risk factors attributed to dementia are better managed, and support carers to reduce carer distress in the broader community,” Prof Anstey said.

“While some detrimental attributing factors to dementia such as smoking and alcohol consumption were known, other factors connected to cognitive health were unknown to over 95% of the sample population,” Prof Anstey said. “This highlights the need for increased local community engagement and advocacy.” Anstey has estimated that close to 50% of dementia cases can be attributed to seven key modifiable lifestyle factors; midlife hypertension, diabetes, low educational attainment, smoking, physical inactivity, mid-life obesity, and depression. The impact of dementia goes far beyond individual health. The report noted there are direct, indirect and intangible costs of dementia for the wider society and significant indirect costs to Australia’s economy. For example, dementia patients and those who care for them often have to withdraw from the workforce. For someone with moderate dementia, the care hours are 17 per week on average, while severe cases involve hours similar to a full-time job. In 2016, the cost of foregone work hours was estimated to be $5.5billion.


May 2018


Dining Review: Emilio’s Cafe

Words and Photos: Alex Habilay

Emilio’s Cafe is Kallangur’s best kept secret. Hidden amongst the hustle and bustle of Anzac Avenue, this quaint eatery caters to both your breakfast and lunch desires from dawn into the afternoon. While Emilio’s Cafe may be renowned for their breakfast menu, particularly the $10.00 all day bacon and egg, the cafe offers a mouth-watering range of varied dishes. The menu is segmented into breakfast, lunch, kids and ‘lite’ options including sandwiches, Lebanese wraps, and smaller renditions of their traditional meals, such as gourmet burgers, lasagne, chicken schnitzel and many more. Spoilt for choice is as quintessential as salt and pepper at Emilio’s Cafe, though after much humming and hawing over the diverse menu options, the feature of this review belongs to the Lemon Pepper Calamari and the Chicken & Cranberry Salad. Lemon Pepper Calamari; fresh lemon pepper crumbed calamari served with beer battered fries, garden salad and aioli dipping sauce – $13.90 This dish embraced balance better than a Libran. The calamari was evenly salted and peppered with a perfect balance of batter and flavoursome flesh. The golden fries accompanying this dish were faultless with a crispy golden crunch chased by a fluffy cloud of delicious potato. Most importantly, Emilio did not skimp on the calamari, providing more calamari than the tentacles on a squid. Overall, the Lemon Pepper Calamari dish was loaded with good chips, plentiful calamari and a delicious salad. Chicken & Cranberry Salad; grilled chicken breast, whole cranberries, fresh garden salad finished with balsamic dressing – $12.90 Don’t let the simplicity of this dish fool you, for the true climax of culinary creation comes from knowing how to use your ingredients rather than the chef’s mastery. This chicken salad was light and easy on both the waistline and tastebuds. The sweet blast of the whole cranberries was a welcomed contrast against the savoury grilled chicken breast. Paired with the same garden salad as the Lemon Pepper Calamari, a daring diner could wrap their chicken salad up in the generous amounts of lettuce leaves to create a parcel better than anything Australia Post can deliver. The combination of bitter onion, sweet cranberry, savoury chicken and earthy-fresh greens makes for a tantalisingly balanced and simple dish. Emilio’s Cafe is on the corner of Anzac Avenue and School Road. This hidden gem is open from 6:30am to 2:30pm, and is the best taste along Anzac Avenue’s gauntlet of vapid takeout food.

Our Bar & Grill boasts a 250 seated restaurant with kids out door play ground and kids electronic play area. With a large menu designed to cater for all tastes and daily deals to meet everyone’s needs. Address: 37-47 Golden Wattle Drive, Narangba Contact: 3491 1000 Online: www.narangbatavern.com.au

A relaxed family atmosphere to enjoy Merlo coffee, a selection of teas, cakes and freshly prepared light meals. Address: Narangba Valley Shopping Centre Contact: 3385 5161 Hours: Weekdays 7am to 3pm Weekends 7.30am to 12noon Online: Follow us on Facebook at Valley Coffee Narangba


May 2018


With three dining outlets, there’s something for all taste buds and budgets at one of Queensland’s most awarded clubs. Choose from The Bistro, Cafe Oz or Terraza Pizza Cafe. Address: 19-27 Station Rd, Morayfield Contact: (07) 5497 9711 Hours: Open daily from 9am Online: www.cabsports.com.au

Serving both dark and medium roasted coffee to suit all tastes. Come and share our passion and enthusiasm for coffee. Address: Burpengary Plaza, inside next to Woolworths. Cuisine: Hot and Cold Beverages, Cakes and Savoury Hours: Weekdays 6am to 5.30pm Sat 7am to 4.30pm and Sun 8.30am to 4pm

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Queensland’s newest club featuring a modern Australian a-la-carte Restaurant with full table service and a great range of freshly prepared Cafe meals, treats and drinks. Address: 36-42 Flinders Parade, North Lakes Contact: 1300 006 572 Online: www.northlakessports.com.au Hours: Crave Café – 10am till late Daily Banyan Restaurant – Lunch from 11.30am Dinner from 5.30pm Daily

Enjoy our $10.00 Bacon and Egg all day breakfast whilst you relax in our family-friendly cafe. Dine in and Takeaway. Award-winning coffee available. Address: 8/1380 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur Contact: 07 3482 2200 Hours: Monday - Friday 6.30am to 2pm Saturday 6.30am to 11.30am


Your choice of fresh beef, lamb, chicken or seafood placed on top of a lava stone and cooked to your desired level of perfection. Address: 3/12 Endeavour Boulevard, North Lakes Contact: 3385 0347 Online: www.stonesnorthlakes.com.au Hours: Café Breakfast & Lunch Tues - Friday 7:30am to 2pm and Hot Stone Dinners Tues - Sunday 5:30pm to 10pm

Full breakfast & lunch menu. Home-baked cakes & slices. Non-profit cafe. Supporting the needs of our community locally and globally. Family-friendly including children’s playground. Address: 793 Oakey Flat Road, Morayfield (Carmichael College) Contact: 07 5431 1253 Hours: Tuesday to Friday 8am to 4pm Saturday 7.30am to 2pm



Vastu for Home Words: Nitin Gopal, Oxmar Properties

Vastu (also known as Vaastu) is a traditional Hindu science of architecture. According to modern historians Ferguson, Havell and Cunningham, this science developed during the period of 6000 BC and 3000 BC. The Sanskrit word Vastu means a dwelling or house with a corresponding plot of land. These are concepts that describe principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement and spatial geometry for home, gardens, buildings and land. Vastu intends to integrate architecture with nature, the relative functions of various parts of the structure, and ancient beliefs utilising geometric patterns, symmetry and directional alignments. According to Vastu, the shape of the plot of land, its orientation, as well as each room and every part of a home, has a designated place so that you are in harmony with the elements, thereby creating positive vibrations and thus attracting abundance in life. Shapes of land for building your home and their effects as per Vastu: Square plots with equal length and width are considered as ideal sites for construction; ensuring all round growth, prosperity and happiness. In ancient times, houses were designed around a central square open courtyard. For better ventilation, a square plot was considered the most suitable. Rectangular plots with a length and width ratio of 2:1 are considered good; bestowing good health, wealth and prosperity upon the residents. Like a square site, it is easy to build a home on a rectangular shaped plot without wasting space unnecessarily. Triangular plots are not considered good. According to Vastu there will always be fear of fire in such sites. Circular/ Elliptical/ Oval Plots are not considered good for construction of houses, and according to Vastu bring bad luck to the owners. Plots with more than four sides such as pentagons, hexagons, octagons, etc. should be avoided for construction of a house, as according to Vastu, people in such plots always live in fear. Cow shaped (Gou-mukhi) plots are narrow in the front and wide at the back. Such plots are considered auspicious for residential purpose; bringing prosperity to the house owners. Lion shaped (Simha-mukhi) plots are wide in the front or entrance and narrow at the back. Such plots are considered inauspicious for residential purpose, but are considered suitable for commercial purpose. Plots with cut corners are considered inauspicious and should be avoided. Plots with projections or extensions in the North or East or North-East are considered good, while extensions in other directions are considered inauspicious. Plots with extensions in other directions like North-West, South-East or South-West are not considered good; bringing bad luck to the owners. In order to be in harmony with five elements and eight directions, if some consideration is given to Vastu during the selection of land for building a home, including shape of plot, extension to plot, angle of plot, slope of plot, arrangement of roads, planning and directional placement of different components of the building, placement of entrance, structural layout and orientation of house, it will bless the people living in such houses, apartments, bungalows etc. with good health, peace of mind and prosperity.


May 2018




Rising Swimming Star: Jessica Mouatt Words: Rebecca Fawcett-Smith Inset Photo: Contributed

Jessica Mouatt got one step closer to realising her dreams of representing Australia, when she tried out for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at the 2018 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Trials in February. Photo: Sports in Focus

Currently ranked in the top three for her age group nationally in the 200m Butterfly, Jessica trialled in the Women’s 200m Butterfly, coming third in her heat. Although she didn’t qualify, Jessica recorded a personal best (PB) of 2:17.60, climbing from 27th to 19th in the national rankings.

Adds David, “Since joining my training group last June, Jess has improved her standards both in the competition and training pool immensely. She has knocked five seconds off her 200m Butterfly and 20 seconds off her 800m Freestyle in nine months through a lot of hard work and attention to detail in the training pool.”

“My primary goal in the next 12 months is to get my first ever national medal in the pool at the 2018 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Championships,” said Jessica.

Rising at 4am six mornings a week to train, Jessica also trains three afternoons per week, including thrice weekly gym sessions and a weekly Pilates class. It is no small wonder that when asked to name her biggest challenge, Jessica cites the hours put in and physical pain.

“In Open Water, I am training towards winning the 10km Age level, and I’m also aiming to break into the top ten at the Open level for a number of events including 200m Butterfly, 800m Freestyle and 10km Open Water.” The open waters of Brighton Beach, South Australia is where Jessica achieved her career highlight to date; winning her first national medal at the 2018 Australian Open Water Championships in January. Swimming in the Girls 17 Years 7.5km event, Jessica won Bronze, missing out on Silver by a mere .01 seconds. “Jessica has a lot of talent, but she also has the right personality,” said her mum, Leanne. “The competitive ‘gotta reach that goal’ is in Jessica’s nature, she’s always had stamina and endurance, and she doesn’t mind the repetitive training.” Accepted into Nudgee College Swimming Club’s highest squad – Sharks – mid last year, Jessica is receiving high performance training under the guidance of Swimming Director and Sharks Coach, David Proud, who swam for Great Britain at the World Championships in Barcelona (2003) and Montreal (2005). “Joining Nudgee has helped dramatically,” said Jessica. “I saw changes in my mindset and training intensity pretty quickly.”


“Backing up from training to training is hard,” she explained. “I usually sleep to and from training because I’m so tired.” In addition to the individual, sport specific strength and conditioning program provided by Nudgee, Jessica is being kept in peak form with the help of her first sponsor, Moreton All Body Care, who accepted Jessica into their inaugural Sponsored Athlete Program in March. “Jessica’s determination, passion and commitment to her sport and training, to reach the levels she have already achieved, really impressed us,” said Physiotherapist, Georgie Vinton. “Our Physiotherapy staff will be working with Jessica to ensure she remains injury free, and in top physical condition, for her upcoming competitions. She is a great role model for other young athletes in the area, and we hope to see her succeeding on the world stage in the not too distant future.” The world stage is where Jessica has set her sights, with representing Australian at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and winning a world title her ultimate goal. “For the 200m Butterfly in particular, I am targeting the current Australian and Commonwealth records of 2:03.41 held by Jessicah Schipper,” Jessica said.

May 2018


Red Dragons ons Redcliffe Dragon Dragon Boat Racing Ra Club

s Recruiting all Age & Genders from 12 years and up, Juniors 12 – 17, Premiers 18 – 39, Senior A’s 40- 49, Senior B’s 50 – 59, Senior C’s 60+



Saturday 26th May, from 9 – 12pm

Training Times Monday & Wednesday Nights 6pm for 6.30 – 7.30pm on Water and Saturday Morning 6am for 6.30 – 8am on Water Talobilla Park, Klingner Road, Kippa-Ring (Behind PCYC)

Contact: 0499 774 698 or Website: www.redcliffedragonboatclub.com

What is Lymphatic Massage?

WORDS: Debb Webber, Zen Chi Natural Therapies & Wellness Centre

Do you feel tired, sluggish or just not right? Then a Lymphatic Drainage Massage may well be just for you! Because the lymphatic system has no pump, its functions are dependent upon muscle contractions, diaphragmatic breathing, and body movement. It is common to develop a sluggish lymphatic flow. Some causes of this include inactivity, consuming the wrong foods and drinks, and not drinking enough water. Lymphatic massage is a massage technique that is designed to stimulate the lymph’s circulation in order to speed up the removal of waste from the body. It is helpful for the nervous system as it reduces sympathetic nervous activity, allows parasympathetic activity, stimulates the defences of the immune system, and increases the flow and volume of the lymph fluid. The technique involves the use of gentle, rhythmic strokes and pumping movements towards the direction of the lymph nodes on the body. Lymphatic massage is helpful for scars, stress, cellulite, stretch marks, detoxification, chronic fatigue, weight problems, arthritis, neurological disorders, pregnancy, pain, and overall wellbeing. The benefits of lymphatic massage include: • • • • • • • • •

improving circulation, in turn increasing the metabolic rate helping with weight loss reducing fluid retention eliminating toxins, thus aiding detoxification reducing cellulite fat in the body improving immunity helping with sinus congestion and allergies fibromyalgia hormonal imbalances




lanning an overseas trip involves a wide range of details, including a realistic budget, travel and accommodation reservations, insurance, what to take, where to go, and how to get there. For occasional and first-time travellers, this can seem overwhelming; it is common to hear novice travellers say “if only I had known….” upon their return. When friends ask for advice on these topics, my first question is what type of journey is it? Once you have determined the duration of the trip and who is going, then the answers start to fall into place. For example, short duration trips should involve less distance (and less time zones), and journeys with more than two people travelling together should include more unplanned time. The most helpful focus for travel planning is to keep the purpose of the trip in mind at all times. If the main reason for the trip is to explore new destinations, then advance research will help decide between the A list of ‘must see’ places, and the B list of ‘other possibilities if time permits’. Another way to discover new places, with the least amount of concern (or preparation), would be a package tour that includes local tour guides. Whereas if the main goal is to unwind and relax, then the choice of destination and style of accommodation should reflect that (for instance, cruise ships and holiday resorts specialise in this market).

Planning the itinerary is best done with the aid of a calendar and a map. First decide how much time you wish to spend in each place, and then create a sequence for the destinations. Sometimes this is guided by specific dates and locations (such as attending a business conference or visiting family/friends for a special occasion), and other times the mode of transportation may determine the order in which places are visited (direct non-stop flights are preferable to multiple stops, or long journeys by train or bus may require an extra recovery day before continuing). As a guiding principle when deciding how much to fit into a journey, it is better to include plenty of unstructured leisure time between commitments. Often the most memorable travel experiences occur spontaneously, and sometimes these chance discoveries are only possible when time permits you to ‘follow your nose’ rather than stick to a detailed plan. Furthermore, if and when things don’t go to plan (delays are a common theme, as is poor weather and other unexpected events), having chunks of spare time can reduce the impact on the rest of the itinerary. Possibly the most important advice is almost a cliché: take more money than you think you’ll need, and less luggage. If an intended overseas journey is seen as ‘once in a lifetime’, it makes sense to budget accordingly and leave space in your bags for souvenirs and mementos. In other words, it is preferable to be pleasantly surprised by spending less than you expected, rather than stressing about money while you are away. Finally, very few travellers complain about wishing that they brought more things with them!

Usually there are several expectations attached to a big trip; travel companions should discuss these at the planning stage. This conversation may reveal distinct differences between your A and B lists, which could suggest the need to do some things separately (one might see an art gallery or museum while the other goes shopping). Another key topic for travel partners to negotiate is how much to pre-arrange versus unplanned leisure time.


If booking your own flights and accommodation online seems all too difficult, following the above advice before consulting a travel agent will get the planning process well under way and bring you closer to take-off.

May 2018




Puzzle 27 (Hard, difficulty rating 0.71)


Q: What musical term indicates a chord where the notes are played one after another rather than all together? A: Arpeggio

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Q: Who was the Greek god of dreams? A: Morpheus Q: Entomology is the branch of science that studies what? A: Insects

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Q: Which gas is formed when a hydrogen bomb is detonated? A: Helium

Q: What is the name of the Hobbit played by Elijah Wood in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movies? A: Frodo Baggins

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Q: Where in the human body would you find the medulla oblongata? A: In the brain

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Should I Pay for Advertising Costs When Selling My Home? Wordss: Gina Wells, Raine & Horne

One of the main costs in selling your home is advertising and marketing. A successful advertising campaign can make or break your chances of success, which is why it’s important to use as many channels at your disposal as possible. If you plan on selling your home at an auction, advertising and marketing are even more important, because you will have only a limited amount of time to reach out to potential buyers before auction day. Most real estate agent fees will include a specific budget for the cost of an advertising campaign. When you are comparing potential agents, you’ll want to ask about these marketing fees as well as what type of strategy the agent plans to use to sell your home. Advertising Types and Fees There are many different types of advertising that can help sell your home. This will depend on your marketing strategy, but could include: • Online websites • Printed flyers and brochures • Newspaper listings • Signage to be placed outside of your home • Social Media As you start advertising your property, you should expect to pay somewhere in the neighbourhood of 0.5 to 1% of the total value of your property. For example, if you are selling a $500,000 home, you could expect to pay around $5,000 in advertising. This may seem a reasonably large amount, but targeted advertising is an extremely useful tool when it comes to attracting the right kinds of buyers to your home. Tips for Calculating Advertising Costs Before you start discussing costs, it’s best to have a discussion with your agent about what your marketing and advertising campaign is actually going to look like.


This should include what the plan will actually entail and the time frame. Unlike other real estate fees, advertising costs are not a set fee. These are usually open for negotiation between you and the agent of your choice. You’ll want to agree to a budget in advance. Your agent will need to be reimbursed for the costs of advertising after the sale, but you can ask to have these costs itemised in a written format that must be pre-approved by both parties. In most cases, you’ll need to pay for the cost of advertising and marketing whether or not your property ends up selling. Remember that an advertising campaign’s sole purpose should be to highlight and sell your property and shouldn’t highlight the services of your agent. A good agent who manages a successful marketing campaign can expect to attract clients in the future, and an agency’s reputation can often help sell a house, but you don’t want to make their services the primary focus of the campaign. Beware of agents who offer everything for free, sometimes this comes down to no experience and you may not achieve the highest price for your home. You may save $1,000 on advertising costs, but you could lose thousands on your sale price. A good marketing campaign can be well worth the money that you spend. But remember that some of today’s most effective advertising costs very little. Experienced real estate agents usually have client lists or databases that they can use to contact potential buyers that they know will be interested in your area or type of property. They will keep these contacts on hand and follow up when necessary.

May 2018


Sunday 13th May



Fish MONTH of the


Australian Bass Macquaria novemaculeata

May 2018

Words and Photos: Peter Hansler

A great fighting freshwater species with superb eating qualities, Australian bass take various different lures such as hardbody, soft plastic and spinner bait, but my preference is a live shrimp either under a float or on a paternoster rig if fishing deep.

Stocked in many of our dams and water catchments, North Pine Dam, Lake Kurwongbah, Somerset and Lake Borumba are fantastic places to chase these fish. At this time of year they start to school together in deeper water, making them an easier target around dam walls and river bends.

A Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS) permit is required to fish most lakes in South East Queensland, which is easily available online or at most good fishing tackle shops. A possession limit of two is in place for Australian bass, but this is more than enough for a good feed. Found along the East Australian Coast, the most northern natural population is in the upper reaches of the Noosa River, although they are stocked as far north as Central Queensland. A 50cm fish is a really good catch, where most I see are around 40cm.

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ne of the many things that currently puzzles me, is why on the one hand do our politicians look glum when presented with the dramatically high rate of 12% youth unemployment, and on the other, they encourage business to hasten the use of new technology. Innovations such as the use of robots in factories, driverless trains, trucks, buses and cars, and even operator free checkouts in supermarkets are becoming commonplace in our communities, and in so doing, eliminating people from jobs. Sure, many of these jobs are humdrum, and in themselves offer little by way of future prospects, but they do give people work and the ability to earn a wage, as well as feeling as though they are part of an active society. Whilst this headlong, apparently unthinking, race to embrace technology appears an exciting new age way to go, caution should be exercised. We are assured by the proponents that to remain competitive we must move ahead, even though there will be some short-term job loss pain. However, they reassure us by saying that the technology will present new job opportunities, and with retraining programs in place, youth unemployment (and unemployment in general) will diminish. Sounds fantastic, but is it that simple? I’m no Luddite, but it does seem to me that the advancing rate in the use of new technology is far outstripping any proposed retraining and new job creation regime. And where is the master plan setting out the era of new jobs, I hear you ask? I have noted with concern that the use of our once vaunted north side TAFE colleges appear to be on the decline. At last count, the massive Carseldine campus has been mothballed, and the latest suggestion is that its land will be used for redevelopment. That’s hardly a positive indication of planned future retraining programs, is it? Or maybe my concerns are all for nothing. Perhaps there is some glorious welfare plan being hatched right now, whereby none of us will have to work again. Oh yes, and pigs will fly!




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