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CONTENTS THIS MONTH

ON THE COVER

Adventure of a lifetime :

Leukaemia Support Queensland have lined up 12 lucky ambassadors for the TV series Adventure All Stars. Page 10

A Splash of Art and Culture :

The Caboolture Watch House is set to open this month with a splash of colour out the front. Page 14

Advice, ideas and jokes:

Narangba Dads is a Facebook group that creates an outlet for the men to have somewhere to share their thoughts and ideas. Page 16

Exercise and Cystic Fibrosis:

May is the Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month in Australia, with Friday 18th May "65 Roses" day! Page 24

Animal Care and Protection Act (2001) Under Review:

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“A friend of mine said “as a gardener, if you don’t kill any plants, then you aren’t gardening hard enough” and I suppose he’s right!”

RSPCA Qld has welcomed the announcement by the State Government that it would be instigating a review of all aspects of the Animal Care and Protection Act (2001). Page 34

A wealth of information on offer:

The Caboolture Community Information Centre is more than just a tourist stop; it’s a spot anyone can visit. Page 36

Lawrie Smith Backyard Bush Tucker, p12

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Nominations open for Multicultural Queensland Awards NOMINATIONS ARE NOW open for this year’s Multicultural Queensland Awards.

to learning English for their diverse school community; and Tambo Teddies for providing employment opportunities for newly arrived refugees.

The annual awards recognise the outstanding contributions by organisations or individuals helping to build an inclusive Queensland. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Leanne Linard said the awards were an exciting opportunity to acknowledge the diverse Queensland organisations and individuals who made Queensland communities stronger and more cohesive. “This year we have refreshed the awards program and will be looking to recognise contributions by newly arrived Queenslanders, our state’s champions of inclusion and belonging, and exceptional multicultural sector efforts that are innovative and intercultural,” Ms Linard said. “These awards are about recognising the contributions of

This year the award categories are: • • • •

individuals, groups, business and government which bring people together and make the most of our incredible cultural, religious and linguistic diversity here in Queensland. “They highlight the fact that everyone has something to contribute, and when we all contribute, we all help strengthen Queensland communities.” In 2020, the awards were cancelled due to COVID-19

with funding redirected to community-based partners who played a critical role ensuring appropriate help was available for Queenslanders from diverse backgrounds, particularly the most vulnerable. However, 2019 saw worthy winners such as Ocean Cheung for co-founding Startup Interns to support international students in finding work experience; Keebra Park State High School for providing a holistic approach

Celebrate Seniors In October FOR THE FIRST time, the State’s annual Seniors Week will become a month-long celebration of our state’s seniors with $100,000 provided by the Palaszczuk Government to schools, community groups, non-government organisations and local councils to host events and activities. Minister for Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Craig Crawford, said a monthlong celebration in October will allow organisations more time to deliver and enjoy events. “Last year we had to unfortunately cancel our plans to make Seniors Week a month because of the COVID pandemic,” Mr Crawford said. “Despite this, a total of 305 events were held during Seniors Week in 2020 with an estimated participation of 3,802 people and 131 virtual events with an estimated participation of 20,222 people. “This year, with grants of up to $1000 available, we’re gearing up for a month of celebration – under the theme of Social Connections — imagine how many events we could have registered for a whole month of seniors celebrations?” “As in previous years, Council on the Ageing Queensland (COTA Queensland) will work closely with us to co-ordinate the month and the grants process. “Seniors Month will connect Queenslanders through a series of local activities that bring seniors together with their community,” said COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans. “If COVID taught us anything, it’s the

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importance of connecting with others. That social connection whether digitally, or in person, can lower anxiety, depression and build empathy,” he said. “Celebrations in 2021 will begin on 1 October, the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and end on 31 October, Grandparents Day. “Seniors Month will reinforce the importance of bringing together different generations and cultures, to celebrate the essential role that older people play in society.” Mr Crawford said he believes Seniors Month will provide an opportunity for all Queenslanders of all generations to celebrate with their families, friends and communities. “We’re expecting unprecedented demand for grants this year as communities want to get together, reconnect and celebrate the essential roles that older people play in our communities. “I am incredibly proud that the support continues to provide funding to celebrate the contribution of our state’s seniors and thrilled that in 2021, we have a whole month to celebrate.” Applications for grants will open today, 7th April 2021 and close on 31 May 2021. To find out more about Queensland Seniors Month and to apply for a grant, visit www. qldseniorsmonth.org.au or phone COTA Queensland on 1300 738 348. To find out more about Queensland Government services and supports for seniors visit https://www.qld.gov.au/seniors or call the Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300 135 500.

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Outstanding Contribution by a New Queenslander Diversity and Inclusion Champion Multicultural Sector Outstanding Achiever Minister’s Multicultural Award - for the outstanding achievements of a nominee, selected by the Minister from all nominations

Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 10 May and winners will be announced during Multicultural Queensland Month in August. For more information, to nominate online or to download the nomination form visit www. qld.gov.au/MQA

New Festival Supports Moreton Bay Artists

GET READY TO immerse yourself in 18 days of art-fuelled action with the inaugural program of Anywhere Festival for the Moreton Bay Region officially launched. Anywhere Festival is a unique cultural experience that takes performing arts out of the theatre and into more exciting and unusual locations. This festival goes beyond the limits of the stage, it breaks all conventions to bring the arts into a neighbourhood or business near you. Anywhere Festival director Paul Osuch said the festival is all about giving artists the opportunity to think “outside-the-box” and encouraging local businesses to engage with their community in a new way. The unveiling of Moreton Bay ‘Anywhere Festival’ program is a kaleidoscope of activities that bring our region to life in surprising spaces from 6 - 23 May, injecting an economic boost as we head into the winter months," Mayor Flannery said. Thirteen local businesses and over twenty Council venues and spaces will be participating this year along with over 70 local performing artists. To get tickets and find out more about Anywhere Festival visit: https://anywhere.is/

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Help put the brakes on hooning

Kickstart Funding for Sport and Recreation Clubs QUEENSLAND SPORT AND Recreation clubs can now boost their game with $2,000 grants from the COVID-SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart Program. Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the Kickstart Program would help not-for-profit clubs with the cost of new equipment, training or operational expenses.

RECENTLY, POLICE HAVE been asked more about hooning offences in the area and what can be done to stop this behaviour. Police are listening but we need your help to put the brakes on this menacing and dangerous issue. Below are some of the questions/comments that we are asked in relation to reporting these types of offences. I called and reported a hooning vehicle but police were unable to attend immediately. Police jobs are prioritised and they may not always be in a position to attend straight away. Why should I keep reporting this if police are unable to attend when it is happening? Each time you report an incident to police it is recorded and a history can be built about a street, estate, road, vehicle or person. Each report is sent to the local Road Police Unit and tasks are set for them to patrol and police the areas where complaints are being made. Do I need dash-cam or camera vision of the offence? Of course vision is always great but police still can investigate without it. If you are willing to sign a statement and attend court to say what you saw then police may be able to prosecute. Can police just go and speak to the

registered owner and give them a warning? Yes, they can if the vehicle is identified. I have footage, the registration and reported it to police but I didn’t see the driver. One of the important things for police is proving who the driver was at the time of the offence. Where and how do I report hooning or suspicious behaviour? In an emergency or a crime is happening now, call Triple Zero (000), call the Hoon Hotline on 134 666 or make a report to Policelink on 131 444.

“The COVID-SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart Program offers a hand-up to buy sporting equipment or help with the cost of electricity, water or ground maintenance,” Mr Hinchliffe said. “Clubs could also receive $2,000 to train coaches in latest techniques to keep teams firing or support volunteer treasurers with the tools they need to grow their club’s finances for the future. “The Active Clubs Kickstart Program is designed to help volunteers build resilience and capability to ensure local sporting and recreation clubs remain at the heart of their community’s COVID recovery.

A licence is a privilege, not a right. Please do the right thing and call your friends out if they are driving dangerously.

Mr Hinchliffe said round one of Active Clubs Kickstart in 2020 delivered $7.65 million to 3828 clubs and organisations to help them get through the pandemic.

We encourage you to report hooning and suspicious behaviour so that we can address these problems together and make Moreton Police District safer.

“We’ve listened and we’re helping clubs and volunteers with the tools they need for the work they do in their communities.”

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting. Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Applications are open until Wednesday 5 May 2021. For more information, visit: www.dtis.qld.gov. au/sport/funding-programs/active-clubskickstart

Animal Welfare Laws Under Review

QUEENSLANDERS HAVE BEEN invited to have their say in a major review of animal welfare laws to ensure Queensland laws keep pace with community expectations.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the review will continue to ensure that our animal welfare laws remain current and protect the welfare of all animals in Queensland . “I know Queenslanders love their animals as valued members of their families,” Mr Furner said. “They are also vital to agricultural production, involved in sport and recreational activities, and they assist individuals and services in areas such as quarantine and security.” “While the current laws have served us well, they’ve been operating for 20 years without a significant review. In that time, the community’s expectations for animal welfare has evolved. “This review will examine all aspects of the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 to ensure

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The use of animals in science;

Inspector powers and arrangements for externally appointed inspectors;

The management of animals seized during animal welfare investigations; and

“I encourage anyone who has an interest in the care of animals to have a say as part of the review - whether you have pets, produce livestock for a living, or work with animals.”

Penalties for animal cruelty.

As part of the review, we are seeking feedback on issues including:

Have your say before midnight, Friday May 21, 2021. Visit biosecurity. qld.gov.au and search for ‘ACPA review’ to complete the survey or submit a written response.

that the Act continues to meet changing community expectations and modern animal welfare practices. “RSPCA Queensland is an important animal welfare partner with the Queensland Government and we will be working closely with them on this review.

Mandatory reporting by veterinary professionals of animal welfare concerns;

Prohibited events, regulated surgical procedures and offence exemptions;

The use of baits and traps;

Restraining dogs in open utility vehicles and trucks;

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Working From Home Is Physically Hurting Aussies A NEW SURVEY has revealed the widespread impact of workingfrom-home on Australians’ physical health, with around two-thirds of the working aged population suffering painful effects from technology use, a spike of around 10 per cent on pre-pandemic figures.

“With a lot of uncertainty around future work arrangements, it’s vital for anyone working from home to have an ergonomic office set up and incorporate regular measures to ease and prevent aches such as movement, massages, stretches and strengthening exercises.”

A survey by Endeavour College of Natural Health found that between 60-67 per cent of Australians aged 18-54 suffer soreness around the neck, back and shoulders from using devices such as a computer, phone or tablet.

Endeavour College has recently added a massage therapy course in response to the need for more practitioners to treat the wave of working-from-home niggles, and has introduced affordable massage treatments ($35/session) to some of its teaching clinics to ensure people suffering from neck, shoulder and back pain can get some relief.

When compared with 2019 figures, which showed 53-59 per cent of Australians in the same age bracket were affected by technology use, the new survey highlights the impact of home offices on our health. The survey also revealed that fewer Australians aged over 55, who were less likely to be working from home, were feeling the physical effects of technology use, with figures down around 10 per cent from 2019 to 2021. “When we last undertook this survey in 2019 the figures were startling enough, with more than half of the population flagging concerns about technology use. In the past 18 months, as most of us worked from home, we’ve seen around a 10 per cent increase in working aged Australians complaining of soreness around their neck, back and shoulders,” said Endeavour College National Program Manager of Massage Anthony Turri.

“We know the pandemic recession is hurting many in the hip pocket but the last thing anyone should do during a pandemic is cut back on health care. At Endeavour Wellness Clinics, which are located in most major cities, anyone can book in for a relaxation or remedial massage, as well as acupuncture, to address physical problems associated with technology use for less than half the price* of a traditional treatment,” Anthony said. “While there are many benefits to technology, staring at an iPad with a crook neck or hunching over a laptop can cause long lasting effects especially when it comes to the spine and neck. This can cause many ongoing health problems including impacting posture, which affects everything from breath to energy and sleep,” Anthony said.

Key findings of the Endeavour College survey include:

• 67 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds and 35- to 44-year-olds suffer physical effects from technology use, up from 59 per cent and 58 per cent respectively in 2019 • 62 per cent of 25- to 34-year-olds say they are physically impacted by technology, up from 59 per cent in 2019 • There was a rise from 54 per cent in 2019 to 60 per cent in 2021 of 45-to 54-year-olds reporting soreness around their neck, back and shoulders • There wasn’t much difference between genders with 51 per cent of women saying they suffered physically from technology use and 50 per cent of the male population reporting the same physical effects. This is a slight drop for women and a rise for men with 55 per cent of women and 45 per cent of men reporting concerns in the 2019 survey • Older Australians remained the least affected with fewer 55- to 64-yearolds (33 per cent in 2021 v 44 per cent in 2019) and over-65s (20 per cent v 31 per cent) saying they were suffering from technology use in 2021 • The worst affected areas in Australia were regional Victoria (58 per cent) and regional and metropolitan New South Wales (both 57 per cent, up from 50 per cent in the city in 2019) • Residents of metropolitan Victoria fared slightly better than 2019 down two per cent from 50 per cent to 48 per cent • Respondents from regional areas of the Northern Territory (25 per cent) and Tasmania (30 per cent) were the least affected by technology use, with metro residents slightly higher: Tasmania metro 40 per cent (down from 46 per cent in 2019) and NT metro 50 per cent (a decrease from 67 per cent in 2019) • 20 per cent more ACT residents reported suffering from technology use in 2021, up from 27 per cent in 2019 (when they were the least affected) to 47 per cent in 2021, while 51 per cent of residents in regional ACT were affected • More Queenslanders living in metropolitan areas reported suffering this year (55 per cent in 2021 vs 50 per cent in 2019), while 41 per cent of regional residents were impacted • In South Australia and Western Australia, regional residents were affected more than their metro counterparts with 42 per cent of people in Adelaide reporting physical effects versus 56 per cent in the SA regions, and 43 per cent of Perth versus 57 per cent in the state’s regions

RSL Welcomes Royal Commission into Veteran Suicide

RSL QUEENSLAND STATE President Tony Ferris has welcomed the Australian Government announcement of a Royal Commission into Veteran Suicide and the appointment of a National Commissioner responsible for implementing its recommendations. “Australia’s veterans need and deserve immediate government action to address the many factors which lead them to take their own lives,” Mr Ferris said. “Urgent establishment of the Royal Commission, backed by the appointment of a National Commissioner to ensure its findings are implemented into the future, will be a substantial step towards reconciling the debt our nation owes our brave service personnel.” Mr Ferris said RSL Queensland looked forward to reviewing the Royal Commission’s draft Terms of Reference and urged the Commissioner to broadly consult veterans, their families and the community groups working to support them. “RSL Queensland has invested significantly in scientific research into veterans' quality of life to complement our decades of experience

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supporting our fellow veterans. We look forward to sharing with the Royal Commission our insights and programs which are already making a positive difference to the lives of many veterans and their families. “Via our network of more than 230 Sub Branches across Queensland and our subsidiary Mates4Mates charity, we provide a broad range of support services to directly address the root causes of veteran suicide. These include supporting veterans and their families with access to crisis support, advocacy, wellbeing programs, residential accommodation, our award-winning

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employment program, skills development, scholarships and mental and physical health programs." While the Royal Commission is being established, Mr Ferris urged existing efforts to address known issues, such as those identified by the 2019 Report, A Better Way to Support Veterans, continue without pause. “In particular, veterans want to see the Department of Veterans Affairs appropriately resourced with experienced delegates to reduce veterans’ wait times on compensation claims,” he said.

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An Adventure of a Lifetime Words: Sheree Hoddinett

The LSQ team work on many projects in the community including the palliative care gardens at Redcliffe Hospital.

Who would have thought raising money for a worthy cause could also lead to the adventure of a lifetime? It’s set to become a reality for a lucky bunch of dedicated fundraisers. If you aren’t familiar with Leukaemia Support Queensland (you are now!) or even the television show Adventure All Stars, you soon will be. Handpicked by LSQ president Jane McMillan, 12 ambassadors will spend the next 10 months each raising $10,000 out in the community to go towards LSQ and at the end of it all, their reward for doing so will be a starring role in the TV series Adventure All Stars. What their adventure will be and where is all top secret.

7Two, and it’s also going to be shown on 40 other TV stations around the world. So the exposure we will get from that, in my point of view, is worth all the money in the world.”

Whether it’s jumping out of a plane, abseiling a mountain or even travelling on horseback, the adventure will be worth it for all participants because they will have already achieved the ultimate goal, raising money for LSQ. For Jane, rustling up ambassadors and supporting fundraising is an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.

“Linking up with the Adventure All Stars program is a stroke of genius, and I congratulate the group on this awesome fundraising initiative,” Mr King says. “I can’t wait to see the shows featuring our own local champions!”

“Something came up on Facebook, and we thought we’d apply for it and give it a go,” Jane says. “Our application was successful, and through Australian production company Charity TV Global, we have the opportunity to provide 12 ambassadors who will raise $10,000 each and then go on to star in their show Adventure All Stars. “I would love to go on this journey with them, but I can’t. So we’re coming up with ideas and ways to raise money that will work for everyone.” With 12 very eager participants now on a mission to raise money, Jane says LSQ will be providing them with as much support as they need to reach their goal. But even she admits, there is so much more involved here than raising money. It’s an opportunity to spread the word about LSQ and what they do. “We (LSQ) have been here now for almost 16 years and you’d be surprised how many patients contact us and tell us they never even knew we existed,” she says. “We want to make sure people know we’re here and what we do. So our goal from this, the whole reason we have signed up, is to get the exposure for LSQ. “It’s great to have the chance to be a part of something that is going to be shown both nationally and internationally. It will air on

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LSQ undertake many fundraising events including present wrapping at Morayfield Shopping Centre.

Jane says LSQ is proud to also have the full support of state members of parliament, including Mark Ryan (Morayfield), Ali King (Pumicestone), Chris Whiting (Bancroft), Andrew Powell (Glass House) and Shane King (Kurwongbah). Shane King speaks very highly of Jane and her work within the local community, supporting those living with leukaemia and their families. He is very excited about LSQ’s latest venture.

LSQ ambassador Taylor Lidgard

For Nikeesha Somerville, this opportunity is providing her with a chance to give back to the community. “I’ve always been a shy person, so this is another confidence boost for me and to say, hey, this is what I’m doing,” she says. “When I was first asked to come to an LSQ meeting, I didn’t even know this place existed. I know how bad that sounds! I don’t know anyone personally that has been through leukaemia, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do something to help and give back.” As an employee of Coles (Morayfield Shopping Centre), Nikeesha will have lucky dips available, and she’s also planning raffles to help raise funds. Jane says while each individual will do their own fundraising, LSQ will also help with some organised events.

As the youngest participating local ambassador, Charlotte Mullaly-Webb is keen to see what adventure awaits the group at the end of their fundraising efforts.

“We’re looking to do a duck race for Father’s Day, which will be in conjunction with an event being organised by another ambassador,” Jane says. “It’s still in planning stages, but it will be a family fun day at Lakeside.

“I hope it’s something like jumping out of a plane because I wouldn’t normally do that,” she says. “It’ll put me out of my comfort zone and I’ll have to do it. I wouldn’t go and organise It myself, but something like this is different.”

“The other thing we’re organising will be an Almost Full Monty Night, which will hopefully be at the end of August. So we have things in the works, and there will likely be more pop up along the way.”

Charlotte has plans to raise her funds with raffles, music bingo, and she’s also on the hunt for sponsors.

For further information, please contact Jane on 0422 584 080 or visit leukaemiasupportqld. com.au.

Amanda Carroll from Now Real Estate has joined the team because she was “forced” into it by Jane and her mum. All jokes aside, Amanda is making the most of her contacts in the trades to raise as much money as she can in support of LSQ. “I’m hoping to organise an event where I can auction off items, so watch this space,” she says. “Our business is fully behind it as well, which will also be a big help.” Amanda admits jumping out of a plane is off the agenda for her when it comes to the adventurous ending. “I’m happy to take part in something a bit different, but I’m not skydiving again,” she says. “I’m not so keen on heights!”

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Lawrie Smith Words: Sheree Hoddinett

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hen you think of Bush Tucker, have you ever looked at what’s available in your own backyard? From trees and shrubs, ground cover plants, flowers, nuts and seeds, there’s more uses to many of our native offerings than we realise. But there’s one man in the know, that’s about to shed some light on all things green (and colourful too!) that lie just beyond your house. As a landscape architect Lawrie Smith knows a thing or two about the garden and he’s here to share some of his valuable knowledge with you. For Lawrie, his love of gardens grows deep in his veins, stemming all the way from his parents and grandparents. He also spent 9 years at university, first studying architecture and then branching out to gain his landscape architect qualifications. It’s likely you have wandered through or past some of his work with major projects including World Expo 88, Roma Street Parklands, about 20 botanic gardens up and down Queensland, interstate and even overseas. During his working career and still now, Lawrie has been a member of the Society for Growing Australian Plants – now called Native Plants Queensland – an Australia-wide organisation. “The best thing for anybody who’s interested in native plants is to join that society,” Lawrie says. “We have two branches here in Moreton Bay (Pine Rivers and Caboolture). You’ve got all these people, like me, who are a wealth of knowledge because they’re growing these plants in their garden and observing them in the wild. It has been very helpful to me as a landscape architect to have that resource of people all over Australia that I can rely on to give me additional information when I need it, it’s brilliant.” Now retired, Lawrie spends his time presenting lectures to local groups, retirement villages, gardening clubs and also volunteering as a guide at the

Syzygium luehmannii, Riberry Lily PIlly

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Austromyrtus dulcis, Midyim Berry

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Backhousia citriodora, Lemon Myrtle

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h: Backyard Bush Tucker love them and for us if you want to make a nice drink, when they’re dripping with nectar (looks like honey) swish a flower in a glass of water and it just sweetens it up a bit.

Roma Street Parklands. Of course, when he’s not talking about gardens, you’ll find him in his own yard or venturing throughout his North Lakes neighbourhood. But all the serious stuff aside, it’s time to get down to the root of it all and find out a few of the things you can make use of in your own garden. Before we get into it, we must point out that even with the information given here you still need to be very careful! Some Australian plants can also have poisonous properties too, so if in doubt, don’t eat it!

Davidson Plum Davidsonia pruriens - the egg size fruits have a sour taste, good for making jams and preserves.

Native Mulberry Pipturus argenteus – flowers and fruits quite often. It’s a great host plant for birds, particularly little birds, grows like an umbrella and has lots of little perches in there. The mulberries are little white translucent berries about the size of a pea, they are small but juicy and sweet.

Native Leek Bulbine bulbosa – spikes of small yellow flowers that look similar to a daffodil, flowering many months of the year. Crunchy edible tuber roots. Great little plant to have as edging in amongst other small plants.

Melastoma affine it’s common name is Blue Tongue. This is a good one to introduce kids to native plants. The seed capsule is pulpy and sweet to eat. Once eaten, ask the kids to poke their tongue out – it’ll be blue!

Native Pepper Piper novae-hollandiae, it can grow up tree trunks and walls or hanging baskets. Brilliant red berries that when dry you can pop them in a pepper grinder.

Pigface Carpobrotus glaucescens big pink flowers. Behind the flowers is the succulent seed capsule once the flower finishes can be eaten, it’s a bit like a plum. Very easy ground cover to grow.

First up, Lawrie’s favourite native plant, although he admits it’s difficult to choose, is the Lemon Myrtle. “The Backhousia citriodora wins the gong because it’s a fabulous plant,” Lawrie says. “The best thing about them is they’re a beautiful plant but why I like it particularly is for so many reasons: it’s a beautiful small tree/ shrub; it grows upright; it’s always lovely green and glossy; new foliage comes out pink; it flowers prolifically in about November when the whole of the shrub is covered by big heads of white fluffy flowers and when you walk past it, the honey aroma is amazing and hundreds of bees are busy collecting nectar.” Uses for Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora • Insect Repellent - If mozzies are hanging around, crush some leaves in your hands, rub it on any bare skin and the mozzies don’t bother you. • Tea – hot or cold. • Eating – Cut the leaves up finely and add them to a salad. Use them to flavour a stir fry. • Medicinal oils, shampoos and creams. “It’s a great garden plant, it’s great for medicinal purposes and just eating as well,” Lawrie says. “It’s very versatile, so I think for all those reasons it’s my favourite native plant because it’s so useful and so beautiful. The best part is you can basically grow it in most soil types and conditions. “That’s the thing with native plants, they’re not all as easy to grow as this one. Some of them are very specific in what they like but that’s no different to plants like Gerberas and Geraniums they have special requirements too. I always like to recommend species to people that are fool proof.” Although you could easily fill a book or 2 with the knowledge Lawrie has about useful native plants, here are some more that you may find in your yard or nearby: •

Midyim Austromyrtus dulcis. It’s native to Moreton Bay. You will find it a lot in North Lakes but elsewhere too, as it’s used as a ground cover plant. It has decorative white flowers and then berries with a peppermint taste. Lilly Pilly the Syzygium species and there’s a whole host of those. Sour sweet mixed taste, very crunchy. A lot of people use them for hedges. Grevillea - there’s many species. They drip nectar and the birds

Davidsonia pruriens, Davidson Plum

Just like anyone else who attempts to grow plants, Lawrie admits that even he has things go wrong. “Of course I have plants die,” Lawrie says. “You think something will like where it has been planted and then it doesn’t. “A friend of mine said “as a gardener, if you don’t kill any plants, than you aren’t gardening hard enough” and I suppose he’s right!” So, how much time does Lawrie spend in the garden every day? “Too much,” he says. “But I do like to keep the weeds at bay – weeds are everybody’s nuisance. Plus I’m always getting new plants, then you have to find the right place for them to grow. I also like to control plant growth carefully to the size and form I want. Natives need as much pruning as any other plant and they respond positively with dense foliage and more flowers.” But one thing Lawrie wants everyone to keep in mind when it comes to growing and cultivating a garden, it doesn’t matter whether you have a lot of space or not. “Plan the garden spaces you have carefully,” he says. “Select plants that suit your soils, sun and shade conditions, to ensure that your garden will be an attractive place for the family to use and enjoy.”

Carpobrotus glaucescens, Pigface

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Melastoma affine, Blue Tongue

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A Splash of Art and Culture Words: Sheree Hoddinett

Celebrating the completion of the Caboolture Watch House mural project.

A hive of activity has centred around 34 King Street, Caboolture, over the past 12 months, as the newly constructed Caboolture Watch House has taken shape. Ahead of its highly anticipated opening this month, the building is undergoing all its final checks. Staff are moving in, and everything is being put in its rightful place. But it’s what sits out the front of the new building that is sure to grab the attention of those passing by. Nestled to the side of the main entrance is a wall that proudly displays a side-project that has been months in the making. It pays homage to indigenous culture with a sculpture and a mural and gives a nod to the Police Dog Squad with a lifelike artwork. Seth Dunn has been instrumental in seeing this side-project come to fruition. As the Caboolture Watch House project Construction Manager (working for BADGE Construction) and as an indigenous man, Seth has been hard at work behind-the-scenes. Seth says it was a sigh of relief to see everything come together successfully. “I’m really excited and proud at the same time about how it’s all come together,” he says. “It’s been a bit of a stressful process to be honest. In some ways, it was almost harder to get sorted than the building of the watch house itself. Trying to get the funding sorted had its moments. With art, everybody has a different opinion on what they consider to be the right piece. “Then we had all the stakeholders with Kabi Kabi Elders, State Government, Queensland Police, Australian Football Indigenous Corporation, the Telstra Exchange side of the wall is owned by Telstra and we have Moreton Bay Regional Council with the footpath area - so a lot of different people I had to get approval from. “Thankfully, everybody has really been on board with it and think it’s a great idea. There was just a bit of work and effort that had to go into it, but I’m really grateful to be a part of it and see it all happen.” There are 3 parts to the masterpiece: • The wall's eastern side features a mural of active police dogs to celebrate the Police Dog Squad. This piece was completed by artist Fiona Groom from the Sunshine Coast.

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On the top of the wall and leading-edge is fabricated by Amaroo Landscaping to celebrate the Kabi Kabi people and indigenous language. There is also a plaque fitted below the head of the snake. The wall's western side has a 7m long x 2m high indigenous mural named LORE of the Land, completed by indigenous artist James Doyle from Muja Mundu Creations. This art piece comprises five stories that detail a code of conduct that humans should live by, tribal law and how you should treat the living things around you.

Tuff Yards Landscaping – an indigenous-owned business – has also done the paving and built the stage area. There will also be QR codes on each side of the wall so the public can hear the stories/information from the artists and a representative from the Dog Squad.

schedule. With it all coming to a close, Seth says it brings about a mixture of emotions. “There’s a touch of sadness that comes with the excitement of seeing a project completed,” he says. “It’s a bit familiar to me as well because we built the new police station down the road, which finished 2 years ago, and we still go back and adjust things now, so it still feels part of my life. The watch house won’t quite be the same. The security is a bit more heightened in that aspect. “So it is a bit sad to have finished the project, but hopefully, we have left our touch by building the mural out the front. It will always feel like it’s part of us.”

Seth admits the power and beauty of each piece will speak for itself. Still, none of it would have been possible without the help of funding totalling $27,000, for which he is extremely grateful. “We have been lucky enough to obtain some funding through a few different means,” he says. “We’ve had some help through the Honourable Mark Ryan (State Government), Mayor Peter Flannery and Councillor Adam Hain with Moreton Bay Regional Council, contractors and suppliers have donated, and BADGE has also contributed with some bits and pieces. “I think I’ve probably put a good 100 hours of my time into it, but thankfully we have been in a position where we could put the icing on a really nice cake. We’ve put something in place to not only recognise the police dog squad and the Moreton Bay Region but the local indigenous community too, which all works well with the building.” The entire Caboolture Watch House project has been a year in the making, finishing ahead of

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Above: Amaroo Landscaping created a 3m long stainless steel carpet python sculpture that sits atop the mural wall.

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Advice, Ideas and Jokes Narangba Dads Page an Avenue for Locals Words: Sheree Hoddinett

If the mum’s have it all, what’s out there for the dads? No, we’re not here to get into the great gender debate, but to highlight a group that some of you may not have heard about. There’s a Facebook page called Narangba Dads and if you haven’t heard of it or seen it yet, this could be your chance to jump onboard. It may not be your cup of tea/ pint of beer/piece of cheese or whichever term is up your alley, but it could be the page you turn to when you need some advice, to share some news or even to have a laugh. Started by Narangba local and dad Kent Walker, the idea was to create something for all dads and men in the local area so they could have a page they could go to when the need arises. “It came about when Facebook started getting a bit more popular, we thought we don’t really have a Narangba group for the dads,” he says. “There’s Narangba Mums obviously and there’s a lot of good discussion on that and I thought we could do the same sort of thing for dads and that was it. You could say we sort of copied Narangba Mums and went from there.” The page currently has a moderate following, but Kent says in this day and age it’s important for there to be more platforms available to fathers and men in general. He would like to see more of a positive spin out there for all the

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blokes doing what they can for themselves and their family. “I try as best I can to be a part of my kid’s lives, such as being involved with the school P&C, on the school council and that sort of thing and just from my perspective I think mums get a lot of opportunities to do things in their kid’s lives, which is great,” he says. “At the pub with the gents on a Friday arvo, you have the conversations and joke around a bit. But apart from that it gets a little bit isolating sometimes, so I guess having a bit of a platform to ask questions and look for ideas, ask for advice and things like that, is just good to have available.”

I’m not immune from it obviously. I guess just having the group there, the whole idea is not to be chauvinistic or anything like that, it’s about having that connection there with other likeminded dads around the place.” Narangba Dads has shared posts about sheds, lawns and other general topics. “Just anything blokey related or the yard, or life in general, I’m sure dads have questions too,” Kent says. “A lot of dads probably think it’s a bit naff joining the group but we just thought it was worth a try. The mums have an avenue, so why can’t we? Mums and women in general will talk to anyone but the men not so much.”

While there is still some taboo and stigma in existence about men opening up and talking to each other about the important subjects in life, Kent says he feels the tables are starting to turn.

A new mentoring program has also been enabled within the Facebook group. Kent says the Narangba Dads – Mentoring Program came up as a feature on Facebook and he thought it was a great idea to have it as part of the page.

“I definitely feel like it’s still an issue,” he says. “But having said that as I get older, I don’t know whether it’s the era or because I am getting older, I feel it is a lot easier as you do get older to talk a bit more and not worry as much about what people think.

“I hope it will be a good mechanism to link up people that may want a hand up in life,” he says. “It would be great to have some mentors come on board and we’d love to see anyone and everyone apply that thinks they may have something to offer others out there.”

“I know a lot of people are also struggling with things like mental health, including myself,

If you would like to join the discussion, you can follow Narangba Dads on Facebook.

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In the Spotlight

Monica Shanahan Words: Wendy Laimant

Mother of two children and advocate for health and wellbeing, Monica Shanahan daily manages her charming Narangba day spa and clinic whilst taking the time to care for family, friends and – equally important – herself. Qualified aesthetician and skin needling expert and monthly columnist for Feature Magazine. Her balance and success are driven by one thing… Passion. Not only does Monica emit all the warmth and hospitality of a true Italian, her extensive beauty knowledge and busy schedule defines her as a woman of action. Monica began her life journey in Italy. As has a young student, she was fascinated by travel and languages with eagerness to serve. At a young age, she dedicated a lot of time to learning and progressing in French, German and English and was offered a month to pursue her learning journey living in Germany at age 16. Later deciding to travel and live in England to become fluent in the language, Monica’s career and interest in the beauty industry commenced as she worked for a big beauty company in a warehouse position. Monica developed a keen interest in the science behind beauty which led her to undergo an extensive amount of study to care for people’s beauty and wellbeing needs. ‘’Once I started thoroughly understanding how the skin works and what the skin needs; I loved it!’’ said Monica. However, beauty isn’t Monica’s only love. As a mother of ten-year-old twin boys, she, like many other busy working mums, has to juggle the many different roles of being a mother, a wife, and a business owner. What is her secret to managing it all with grace and consistency? Nourishing her own self before attending to the needs of others is Monica’s way of living a happy life in the busyness of the world today. ‘’Give time to yourself,” Monica explained. “My daily routine allows me to breathe and to have time to do the things that makes me feel good. I wake up at 6am, and I take time to have breakfast by myself. I read and sometimes meditate. When my boys wake up, I am ready, and I feel refreshed.’’ Managing a Day Spa means that Monica needs to provide a sense of wellbeing for herself and her family and clients. She encourages busy

women to make a ritual of allowing themselves as little as 30 minutes each day to recharge.

emotionally, keeping your skin in good health and looking great,” Monica shared.

Working or not, women with school-age children manage many of their children’s needs from school pick up and drop off to homework time and lunch box preparation. Men are also sharing more in this role as society changes. Monica shared that organisation was a key element to make it all work smoothly while attending to the demand of motherhood.

With the beauty industry continually evolving and changing, Monica also spends a fair amount of her time researching new treatments and products to remain a qualified skin specialist.

“We need to feel well within ourselves before being able to be mentally and emotionally available for others,” said Monica. ‘’When you have time for yourself on a regular basis, you feel more in control, and you have more chances to have everything under control!” “With the high demand of life as a working mum; if you don’t take time out, you can easily burn out and feel that everything is loading on top of you.’’ Monica’s Tip? Dedicate one whole day a month to yourself, truly embracing the art of self-care! Scheduling a day to attend to your own needs only, because you value your own self and make your own emotional wellbeing a priority. “On that day, I might take myself on a nature walk or even take a back seat in someone else beauty clinic to let myself be pampered,” Monica shared. On a day-to-day basis, following a routine is Monica’s way to enjoy the start of the day with her morning skincare routine, including the application of her skin products: Day cream, eye cream, and eyelash serum. “Taking care of your skin doesn’t take long, and it makes you feel better

Monica strongly believes in educating her clients on how the skin works to empower them with knowledge. She offers one-hour skin consultations at her day spa, La Bella, where she discusses specific skin needs and status with those who want to understand their skin. You can follow Monica on Facebook and Instagram: labella.estetista.


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OPINION

The World According to Kate Local Dealers

There always seems to be a challenge, a month, or a day throughout the year, for people to give up the plonk. That sentence alone is concerning.

comparing the two. What would drinking look like if we treated alcohol the same way we treated smokes. I envision it would look something like this:

Those who know me know that I am an avid drinker. I like to say it is my only vice. Where I am, alcohol is not far behind, and I enjoy a champagne breakfast just as much as I do a well-deserved nightcap. So, my decision to heed the call of one of these challenges for a healthier life resulted in a significant paradigm shift.

You would sit at your restaurant table, waiting for your meal to be served and admiring your bottle of wine. The wine bottle label has an obscene image of someone killed by a drunk driver with the warning label 'Drinking Kills'. Alas, you look past this and crack open the bottle anyway.

'Alcohol is not only a drug but the deadliest drug which kills more than all other drugs combined.' This website statement tweaked my interest as I wondered why isn't it banned if that was indeed true? With the only other 'everyday drug' I could think of being smoking, I started consciously

Gasps fill the air, and you can feel all eyes on you. Looking around, you are intimated by the horrified and judgemental looks making it clear that this is the non-drinking section. The waiter asks you to move, so you take my bottle to a small, uncomfortable dining area with all the other drinkers. I know this is an exaggerated example but

assuming that alcohol is more dangerous than smoking or other drugs, shouldn't we treat it at least the same way? Why do we make this one drug so socially sexy? It gets worse. When drinking with friends, I noticed that if I ever declined a drink offering, I could guarantee it would follow with 'are you sure?'. I confirm I am sure, and 20 minutes later, when fresh drinks are being poured, they ask again, "are you sure? There is plenty to go around." If this were any other drug, the person making the offer would be labelled as a Dealer and could even risk arrest. So once again, I ask, why not alcohol? Then it occurred to me that I did the same thing, all in the name of being 'hospitable and friendly'. I was a Dealer, and who knows how many times those little pushes had led to an alcohol rated incident that I am unaware of. Perhaps if alcohol were treated the same way as other drugs, we may be seeing a world where drinking would be carried out in privacy with warning labels and extravagant price tags on less then appearlling bottles in order to make it less attractive and accessible. Arrests and jail time would be punishment for those found 'dealing'. After being made aware of my alcohol 'dealer' habits, I can confidently say I am 100% accepting when someone says no to a drink. Can you?

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Critically Speaking ARE YOU TIRED AND DEPRESSED?

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t’s not only the dreaded Covid 19 Richard Lancaster that has created an Cryptic Critic atmosphere of fear and apprehension among Australians. Have you noticed that more and more people are complaining of feeling tired and depressed? GP’s are referring their patients to psychologists and psychiatrists in record numbers. More people than ever are using drugs to cope with life’s challenges. But it’s not only in Australia; it’s a worldwide phenomenon. So what’s going on? There has been a massive worldwide shift in peoples attitude and behaviour. It started in the 1990s, and new pressures on people have been mounting since then. In 1997 Andrew Weinrich created the world’s first social media site and named it Six Degrees. It was quickly followed by other similar sites. These rudimentary platforms attracted millions of users, enabling them to exchange email conversations with others and establish online networking sites. Blogs, another form of digital social connection, continued the popular momentum. Among these, Linkedin, founded in 2002, developed business and commercial strands. Mark Zuckerberg developed Facebook

in 2006, becoming the world’s largest social media site with its nearly 21.2 billion monthly users. Instagram went live in 2010, and with 1 billion users threatened Facebook. Zuckerberg sensing a rival to Facebook purchased Instagram in 2011. Others, such as Google and Twitter, also now share this overloaded world communications market. People nowadays complain of being bombarded by communication overload. News from every corner of the world is instantly available on all social networks to the world’s nearly 8 billion population. Television and radio vainly strive to keep up with their new competitors.

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World issues such as climate warming, pandemics, the increasing number of wars and the resultant displaced refugees, and pressures from observing the new rules of political correctness now compete with increased demonstrations relating to racial tensions, gun laws, domestic violence and sex crimes, for our anxious attention. So it’s not surprising why an increasing number of people are saying, “I don’t want to hear anymore!” and increasingly are just turning off. One old fellow echoed the beliefs of many when he said ‘This is not my world anymore!”

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FAMILY

with Wendy Laimant

The Scoop KIDS AND CHORES

Mum’s Challenge: I feel guilty about working so much to provide for my kids. After school it’s usually the rush of homework, sport, dinner, shower and the usual wind down before bed. Specially as a single mum, you are trying to juggle the physical and emotional demands of being available for your children plus being on top of your game at work and trying to maintain some social life! - Bec, Narangba. Best Hack:

The idea of having children pulling in their weight helping around the house while also developing a sense of independence and autonomy sounds great in theory. But how much effort does a parent have to go through for it to be carried out into action and one day with consistency?

It takes these young people years to learn how to perform a task properly and when they are efficient at it; they become completely resistant to doing it! In the busy world of today, one or both parents are usually working. Some parents lead their household solo, and all families are suppressed in busyness…

From early on in children’s development, we can observe that kids are very capable and by nature. Thriving on being given opportunities to demonstrate how skilled and able they can be, a three- or four-year-old would adore chopping in the kitchen, sweeping the garage, or feeding the pets.

Any help contributed can lighten up the load and greatly improve relationships between each other as a family unit. Because let’s face it, everyone should be participating in keeping a house a home.

Many helpful ideas are found all over the internet, with most ideas categorised by children’s ages and developmental abilities. Chores are portrayed on the internet as making kids smarter and the family unit happier. But how do we get to this final successful outcome?

In our house, we all do chores at the same time. Over the years, I have found it to be the best way to keep my stress level low. Starting small and keeping it simple when delegating chores seems like the way to go. From my career in education and raising my own children, I have found that following children’s interest where possible will always lead to more positive outcomes.

Limiting opportunities for sibling’s fight went from irrelevant to the most important factor in our home. My kids, aged 12 and 10, use to work well together until one day they didn’t, and each bathroom clean turned into a fight club session. Now I alternate chores on alternate weeks. Ultimately, each family is different, and each member of the family is unique with their own set of strengths, vulnerability and preferences. Can the family come with some agreements to keep everyone as happy as possible? To ensure it is as fair as it can be for not just each child but everyone involved.

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It will take time before it can become rewarding, but all good things take time.

You will need: • 5 large lettuce leaves • Half an Avocado • 2 slices of ham • 1 large tablespoon of mayonnaise. Method: • Chop up the lettuce and ham, put it into a bowl. • Mash up the avocado and stir in the mayonnaise. • Add the avocado mix to lettuce and ham and stir heavenly.

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How to Keep the Kids Busy:

It takes trial and error, adjustment, conversations, disagreement and occasionally the sound of a door slamming… but the fact remains that household chores are a great way to teach children responsibility.

Trinity’s Ham and Avo Salad An easy lunch idea.

I parent week by week and prioritize on what’s important. If I feel under pressure, I give myself time to breathe and let myself cut corners if needed without feeling bad. Some weeks I’m ahead with my cooking and I manage to meal prep. Other weeks I’m ahead with the laundry. And some weeks I’m not ahead with anything but I still let myself have me time and this saves my sanity! - Laura, Petrie.

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Explore the map on the GPS with the kids and pick a new place to explore. Try out a new playground or dog park if you have one. Go for a walk to a local market. Treat the family to a small budget and head out to the book store together or a shop of your choice. (books, outdoor games, board games, slime ingredients…) Bake or cook with the kids and send us a photo to appear in the magazine. Head out to a coffee shop with no devices but a game of UNO. Go on a nature walk after having written a list of shapes, colours, things, textures to spot.

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HEALTH

Moreton All Body Care

Exercise and Cystic Fibrosis Words: Natasha Gunston

Photo: Jedd Johnstone from The Jtaime

May is the Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month in Australia, with Friday 18th May "65 Roses" day! Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system, including the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine, due to a malfunction of the exocrine system that is responsible for producing saliva, sweat, tears and mucus. Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up mucus due to frequent lung infections. Currently, there is no cure. In Australia, one in 2500 babies is born with CF, which occurs equally in males and females. Management and treatment of CF is ongoing and lifelong, with their progress and management needing to be monitored regularly. Treatment generally involves medication, dietary changes, inhalers/ nebulisers, physiotherapy and exercise. An active lifestyle is essential for children and adults with CF. It has many benefits, including increased pulmonary function and overall quality of life. People with CF who exercise and keep fit are shown to cope better with the impact of CF, have fewer infections and generally have healthier lives. Cystic fibrosis can affect children in different ways. Still, exercise has numerous benefits to help improve their physical and mental health. A few examples include:

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Improve their lung function and capacity Increase their oxygen capacity Help airway clearance Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease Improve their muscle mass Generally improve their quality of life Improve self-confidence and mood Increase inspiratory muscle strength Improve core and postural strength to support trunk Slow the rate of decline in lung function Pelvic floor strength to improve incontinence problems that can occur in adults due to increase pressure from excessive coughing

CF is also associated with many different health issues, each of which can affect one's tolerance to exercise, so it is vital to get the advice of a professional such as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. The 'optimal' intensity of exercise can vary from person to person, so each case must be treated uniquely. Aerobic exercise that raises your heart rate, for example, walking, swimming or cycling, is recommended for those with CF and resistance or strength training to help build muscle and strengthen bones. It can also increase chest mobility making it easier to remove mucus in the airways. For the last 18 months, I have had the pleasure of working with Kirra, an 11-year-old state equestrian athlete, as a part of the Moreton All

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Body Care Athlete development program. Kirra was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 4 weeks old. Since then, both she and her parents have been extremely proactive in Kirra's proactive health management participation through physical activity, including swimming, running, trampolining, school sports, weight lifting, and horse riding. Kirra speaks about the benefits she has found with exercise for her overall muscular strength, improvements to her breathing, postural improvements, which can be a big issue with CF clients due to increased coughing, core strength which benefits her riding and supporting her trunk from coughing. She also stated that doing her nebulising treatment before riding and some exercise sessions helps with her breathing and recommends that for others. Kirra aspires to compete in Show Jumping (equestrian) at the highest level and knows the demands riding has on her body. Not only has continuous and specific exercise prescription helped her manage her CF symptoms, but it has had a big benefit to her riding. Riding has been the best thing for her mental health, and she says that "riding just makes you feel better." You can't put a price on mental health! Kirra's one tip is to get exercising and don't let your medical condition stop you from reaching your dreams- Never give up.

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Crystal Healing Words: Karen Kemp @ Zen Chi Natural Therapies

Crystal healing is an alternative therapy that is calming and relaxing. Semi-precious stones and crystals are used to support healing your energy field. A crystal healer will place crystals on and/ or around your body to draw out negative energy, rebalance your auric field and enhance your body's ability to heal. Crystals have been used in many ancient forms of medicine for centuries, including in Egypt, China and Greece. Ancient healers would utilise the different crystals' properties for healing specific illnesses, to protection and overall well-being. Karen has been using crystals in energy healing treatments for over 15 years. Her knowledge of working with crystals comes from years of experience working with Reiki and utilising the power of crystals in many forms of alternate therapies. "Each crystal is unique and holds its own healing property," says Karen, "I will use crystals intuitively in a Reiki or a relaxation massage or can specifically tailor a crystal healing treatment for an individual who feels they will benefit from the healing power of crystals".

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BEAUTY

LaBella Day Spa + Clinic

IS SKIN NEEDLING FOR YOU? PART 2

Correct Preparation

Inflammatory response characterized by 5 features: Pain – Heat – Erythema - Oedema – Loss of function

Why is Skin Needling So Good?

This response will enable the skin to release a growth factor, increase circulation and oxygenate the tissues.

Needling provides major reset for our skin. We push out all the unhealthy or damaged skin cells and replace them with nice new healthy skin cells.

This is an amazing power that needling gives us because the growth factor can not be applied on the skin in the form of cream or serum, but it is a compound released by our own body. Its function is to send messages to the cells telling them how to fix damage that has occurred.

That is why is so important to prep the skin before commencing the treatment. I always recommend preparing the skin for at least 4 weeks prior the treatment, this will make possible that the cells are repaired and ready to glow to give us beautiful radiant and youthful looking skin.

Let’s talk about the three secrets of Needling:

Ask Monica! Do you have a beauty question that needs answering? Email Monica via editor@ featuremagazine. com.au Read Monica's story on page 18 of this magazine

Correct Treatment Needling can trigger two different responses in the skin depending on the depth used.

Also, the increase of circulation will bring more nutrients and oxygen that gives the cells energy and what they need to work and heal better. If we want to treat the epidermal layer, we create an inflammation response only, as there is no blood supply in this layer of the skin. The 4 steps of preparation: 1. Stop genetic damage, applying sun cream every day. 2. Repair the genetic damage that is already there, applying Vitamin A everyday. 3. We want the cells to be beautifully hydrated, drink 2L of water a day. 4. We want high lipid levels in the skin to hold the hydration, take essential fatty acids, a good quality fish oil. 5. Do your research to make sure that the therapist knows what she is doing and has a comprehensive knowledge of the skin.

Hence it is vital to know what cells are living in this layer and what are the skin condition is related to. The other response that we can trigger is a wound healing response consisting of 4 phases: Homeostasis, Inflammation, Proliferation and Maturation. When we penetrate the reticular dermis, we reach an area where capillaries are present, so we will see petechia, pinpoint bleeding on the surface of the skin, and this is the first clue that we have activated the wound healing response. All these phases are essential for the end result of up to 400% increased ability to produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.

The implication of this is paramount because a huge key to a successful and effective skin needling treatment is knowing which cells are in each layer of the skin, that will enable us to treat the cells responsible for the condition that we desire to treat.

This astronomical result is possible because needling is the only treatment that causes our fibroblast (the cell responsible for producing the three precious proteins, collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid) to re-divide. At around age 20 our fibroblast stops to re-divide causing a 2% reduction in collagen production per year, resulting in droopiness and laxness of the skin.

What skin condition am I treating? Where does that skin condition exist in the skin? That is where we want our needle to go!

The good news is that a new fibroblast has much better capacity to produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid than an old one can ever do.

Correct Aftercare

We understand that needling is a powerful treatment if it is performed correctly, fundamental is to consider 2 aspects: 1. The skin is a highly sensitive organ. 2. This treatment increases the capacity of absorption of the skin significantly. The rule is “I want to use a product that is regulated as a therapeutic good, rather than one which is merely applied to the surface of the skin”. It is crucial to use the right products during and after the treatment and essential to understand what active ingredient and vitamins we should feed our skin with, and what to avoid.

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How senior females are finding solidarity in village lifestyle With females’ life expectancy outlasting that of men, more and more women are faced with the reality of living part of their senior years without their significant other. At a time of such major change, having the confidence to move on and find a new purpose in life can be a challenge. It’s no wonder then, that many single female seniors are seeking solidarity with their peers in a village atmosphere. Enjoying the companionship of like-minded people in the safety of a gated community, combined with the lifestyle benefits of a purpose-built village, are just some of the reasons an increasing number of senior women are finding solace at Oak Tree retirement villages. While making the move from the family home into a retirement living can seem daunting for many, the feeling can be amplified when you’re

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transitioning on your own. But the boutique size of our villages and the friendly atmosphere means you’ll be surrounded by ready friends who will quickly help you feel right at home. The beauty of Oak Tree is that you can live independently, but you’re not alone. There’s comfort knowing that our village manager or a friendly neighbour is never far away. Having a network of others in similar situations at the same phase of life can give you the confidence to socialise, try new hobbies, enjoy new experiences, and generally get out and enjoy life. For our female residents in particular, they find companionship amongst each other, providing new meaning to life, even after loss.

Take the first step towards securing your future with Oak Tree by calling 1300 367 155 or go to www.oaktreegroup.com.au

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SENIORS

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Digital Disconnection As age increases, digital inclusion tends to decline, but there is help at hand for those who may be lacking in confidence online. While social distancing measures have amplified the requirement for us to be digitally savvy, there is ample evidence to suggest the transition by education, information, government and community groups to move greater parts of their services and utilities online began some time ago. Digital literacy and user capability is an important aspect of older Australians increasing their online presence yet research shows that many of those aged 65 or over are struggling to adapt to this new digital environment. Fear of the unknown One of the biggest barriers to getting seniors online is apprehension, with 75 per cent of people in this age group concerned about their privacy online. This is not without reason. Australians aged 65 or over made more than 26,400 reports to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch in 2018. The peak body for senior advocacy, COTA, says moving government service delivery and communications online will increase the potential for scamming to target older Australians as email becomes the expected method of engagement and communication from government. Building digital confidence The report, Understanding Digital Behaviours in Older Australians also

concluded that many older Australians are interested in developing and acquiring new digital skills. While face-to-face learning is the preferred method of acquiring new skills, the Commonwealth government launched a $50 million program to improve the digital literacy and online safety of Australians aged 50 years and older. The free program includes information about protecting personal information, using security settings on devices, identifying scams, conducting secure online transactions and connecting with others through social media safely along.

with around 3,000 network partners across the country to enable older Australians to become more independent and less reliant on family members, whilst also affording seniors the skills to connect with friends and relatives living elsewhere. They are also able to gain confidence and learn how to look out for scams. Australian seniors or those living with disability who need to access support to learn digital skills free of charge should do so via: • Be Connected website: www. beconnected.esafety.gov.au/ • Be Connected Helpline: 1300 795 897

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The Life Lessons of Lockdown

Words: Alison Hunt, Ingenia Communities

The coronavirus pandemic made staying connected to loved ones both more important and, for many of us, more challenging than ever. Distance, lockdowns and travel restrictions all conspired to make spending time with others difficult and, at times, impossible. But with life getting back to normal, experts are keen to stress that feeling connected to others provides a health kick all of the time, not just during the challenges delivered by COVID. In other words, we should all keep checking in and making an effort to connect with others. Here are three ways to make it work. Keep using technology: Technology was a social lifesaver for many of us during lockdown in staying connected to loved ones, and there’s no reason to abandon it now. Use whichever medium you feel comfortable with, bearing in mind research that shows bonding tends to occur best via video talk, followed by audio chat, and finally by trading text messages. Regardless, the more frequently you make the effort to use technology to reach out, the more connected you’ll feel. Join a club or group: Staying in touch with friends and family isn’t the only

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thing that counts toward feeling more connected. A study published a few years ago shows that being a member of a social group plays a key role, too – particularly after retirement. It’s one of the reasons why the social calendars at Ingenia Lifestyle communities are bursting at the seams, with everything from book clubs to exercise groups. “The social activities vary from community to community,” says Nicole Jentz, Ingenia’s Portfolio Manager Residential Communities. “And there’s always the opportunity to create a new group based on your interests.” Create connections within your community: Something as simple as getting to know your neighbours is a proven way of increasing your sense of belonging – and saying hello or waving to the people who live around you, can start the ball rolling. “The lovely thing about being a resident of one of our communities,” says Jentz, “is that even if taking part in group activities isn’t your cup of tea, just knowing that you’re living among like-minded people in a safe and secure environment can make it so much easier to get to know the people who live next door.”

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PROPERTY

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What is the Role of Body Corporate? Once you become a lot owner, you also become a member of that property's managing entity – known as the Body Corporate. This is a legal requirement; membership is not optional. The body corporate has statutory powers to manage, maintain and control the common property of the site. Other duties include: • • • • • •

Calculating and raising levies to lot owners to ensure the financial needs of the property are met; Make and enforce by-laws that govern the activities of residents and others who use the property; Arrange for appropriate insurance to cover the property; Manage and control the assets of the body corporate; Keep records and attend to the administrative duties as required by the legislation in Queensland; and Managing the meeting procedures, so they conform to legislative responsibilities.

It's not surprising that many Body Corporates decide to delegate these tasks to a professional body corporate manager. What is the Admin & Sinking Fund? People who are not familiar with the Body Corporate industry frequently ask this question. Most unit owners are aware that they pay levies to the body corporate. Still, they sometimes do not understand where the money goes.

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In Queensland, contributions are levied from the owners of the building lots (apartments, offices, warehouses, etc. depending on the type of building in which you own a lot) on behalf of two funds: (a) the sinking fund (sometimes called a capital works fund) and (b) the administrative fund. So what is the difference between these two funds? Admin Fund The administrative fund accumulates the contributions to meet short-term expenses related to the common property. They are generally expenses that will occur within twelve months commencing from the beginning of the financial year. Typically these expenses are of a sundry administrative nature and include consultant's fees (including the body corporate manager's fees), common property electricity and water charges, insurance, taxation payments and sundry maintenance costs. Sinking Fund The sinking fund accumulates the property owners' monetary contributions, setting them aside to meet long-term maintenance costs. To assist the body corporate to determine how much money should be set aside. There is a specialised report called a Sinking Fund Forecast for this purpose. Typical expenses that are met from the Sinking Fund are: painting costs, replacement of major plant and equipment (e.g. air-conditioning plant, lifts, pool equipment, fire equipment, etc.), replacement of boundary fences, etc., only expenses relating to the common areas of the complex can be met from the sinking fund. If you would like to know more about us and what we can do for your body corporate, phone Amanda for a confidential appointment - 0480 200 603

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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MOULD IN A RENTAL PROPERTY? Preventing mould in your rental property requires a joint effort by you and your landlord. It’s important to restrict moisture from entering your home and growing once it’s inside. A few common culprits of mould include: • Surface water leaking into your property • Rising damp or poor ventilation • Rain leaking into your house through the roof or walls • Indoor plumbing leaks or liquid spills • Storing large amounts of water absorbent materials in a damp space If you are renting property in Australia, you must: • Keep your rental property in a reasonable state of cleanliness; • Not intentionally or negligently cause or permit damage; and • Let your landlord or real estate agent know about any damage as soon as possible. • As a tenant, you may be in breach of your rental agreement if mould develops because: • You got the carpet wet and failed to treat it or let it dry out properly; • You didn’t aerate the bathroom by using exhaust fans or opening windows; • You left pools of water on the tiles outside the shower and let scum building up; or • You dried clothes indoors and didn’t air the room afterwards.

If mould has caused damage to your premises or belonging, you can ask your state’s Magistrates Court for compensation. Keep in mind that while your landlord could be at fault for causing the damage, you should make every reasonable effort to ensure you don’t suffer any losses. You’ll need evidence if your matter is going to the Tribunal. Photographs are a great form of evidence. Another way to produce evidence is using a report from a company that assesses mould contamination. These reports can be pricey, but if you need to isolate the cause of the mould and find out how safe your house is to live in, they can be a good idea. If you want to make a claim for items that you’ve lost or had to have cleaned because of the mould, make an itemised list and be sure to include any invoices and receipts. Under tenancy law, property owners acting as the landlord must: • Keep the rental premises in a reasonable state of repair; • Meet building, health and safety requirements; and • Ensure repairs are undertaken in a reasonable period of time. • As a landlord, you could be facing a breach of the rental agreement if mould develops as a result of not attending to maintenance matters reported by the tenant, such as: • Damp walls caused by plumbing issues;

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A broken exhaust fan or wall-mounted heating unit; or A leaky roof, broken pipe or flood damage.

Remain mould free by keeping your home reasonably clean and stay in touch with your landlord. Tell them in writing as soon as you notice mould in your home that can’t be easily fixed. If your valuables are being affected by mould, clean them quickly and put them somewhere that they won’t be damaged.

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LANDSCAPE with Lawrie

Viewpoint

What to do in Autumn Prune Radically Now! Make the most of May the last month of autumn, to attack some of the tasks that you have put off until it is cooler. Look over your garden critically and see which specimens are becoming over size even rampant, and take out the pruning saw and secateurs.

The expansive network of walkways which meander along the open spaces, parkways, and streets of North Lakes has preserved the environment and enhanced the community lifestyle of the suburb. This attractive and shaded open space system encourages residents to walk, jog, or ride a bike through and enjoy the corridors of wildlife friendly dominantly Australian native vegetation.

Removing unwanted growth now while the sap is going down for winter, will be less stressful on the plant and you can be quite ruthless if you want. Most plants respond well to regular pruning to maintain their height and spread to a size that suits your garden design. The result will be a specimen that develops a compact branching habit, with dense foliage and more flowers, generally a much more attractive addition to the garden - like Grevillea ‘Honey Gem’ in photo.

Surprisingly, few home gardeners who live adjacent, are inspired by the botanic variety of the local vegetation and overlook planting native species in their gardens. Unfortunately many home sites are devoid of any vegetation whether native or exotic, and the majority of residents’ plant species more suited to foreign climates. Consequently local gardens are largely devoid of birds, bees and other wildlife, as most of the exotic species used do

A Good Place to Walk The early morning or late afternoon when plants and wildlife are at maximum display, is the best time to walk North Lakes Environmental Park. Commence near the Lacebark Street Picnic Area and walk the circuit around the lake, spotting the aquatic wildlife and birds. Then continue east following the edge of the environmental park, and perhaps be enticed to take a short diversion along one of several bush tracks leading to Saltwater Creek. Continue south parallel to Whitebeech Court, along the meandering shaded walkway, past two more lakes, play areas and shelters. Complete this invigorating 1.5 km walk at Whitecedar Court - either continue on or return to the start along one of the network of side streets.

This interesting linear park corridor traversing the edge of the Environmental Park, takes you through: • Extensive preserved natural vegetation communities from dry sandy ridges to wetlands and lakes, all with seasonal wildflower displays. • Developed parkland planted largely with native species early in the establishment of North Lakes, now mature. Whatever your interest you will gain much landscape inspiration from this walkway.

As gardeners, this is not entirely our fault, because wherever we purchase plants a wide selection of well-known exotic species are available, but very few native plants are on display. We are conditioned to select first the product that we know, consequently the unknown native plants remain on the nursery shelves.

What’s on for Green Fingers: May 15 & 16 - Pine Rivers Garden & Plant Fair

It is possible to create a multi-cultural garden that combines both native and exotic species, provided you choose wisely and group plants together that require similar growing conditions. Why not add to your garden some of the attractive, useful and available Australian native species known to be successful locally.

It is always rewarding to attend any local market or fair and browse through the stalls of local nurseries and horticultural clubs, each stocking a special range of species and offering advice of what to purchase and plant in your home garden. So visit the Pine Rivers Garden & Plant Fair to be held for the third time in the Lawnton Showgrounds on May 15 & 16, staged with a country feeling and a theme of “Birds & Bees’. Take time to listen to the guest speakers to find out about gardens and plant selection. Check the website: pineriversgardenandplantfair.com.au

The cooler weather of late autumn brings with it the promise of the massed winter displays of the Proteaceae family – Banksia and Grevillea. Their flower spikes forming now, will open progressively during the next couple of months to provide a wonderful display of their distinctive upright flowers each composed of hundreds of small florets crowded closely together. These produce copious quantities of nectar attracting every honey-eating bird in range to screech, fight and devour the nectar.

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During his 40 year career as a Landscape Architect, Lawrie has designed amazing places like Roma Street Parkland & World Expo88, bringing the diversity and uniqueness of Australian native plants to the community. Do you have a question for Lawrie? Email him via editor@ featuremagazine.com.au.

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range of choice to create a garden with that special Australian character. There is a species that will suit every garden and soil type - but be careful to select the most appropriate specimens to match the special local characteristics of your site. Grevillea banksii is commonly found in Moreton Bay, and this distinctive upright growing shrub displays deep red or white terminal flowers. It is very hardy and has been used to produce many diverse colourful hybrids by crossing with other Grevillea species. Some you will be familiar with include: Grevillea Honey Gem, Misty Pink, Ned Kelly, Moonlight, Peaches & Cream, Pink Surprise, Robin Gordon, Superb, and others, new hybrids become available regularly.

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PETS

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Animal Care and Protection Act (2001) Under Review. RSPCA Qld has welcomed the announcement by the State Government that it would be instigating a review of all aspects of the Animal Care and Protection Act (2001). “It’s been twenty years since the Act was introduced and we believe there are a number of areas where it could be improved, leading to better animal welfare outcomes all round,” said RSPCA Qld Chief Inspector Daniel Young. RSPCA Qld receives thousands of complaints from members of the public who believe that the sentences for animal cruelty and neglect are too lenient or inconsistent. Currently the maximum penalty for organised dog fighting offences is one year’s imprisonment. “We believe it should be 3 years which is in line with the current penalty for animal cruelty,” continued Chief Inspector Young. “There are also inconsistencies in relation to the penalties imposed for neglect. We see many serious or large scale neglect cases that result in significant harm to large numbers of animals or to one animal over a long period of time, and in these cases we believe the current maximum penalty of 1 year’s imprisonment is inadequate.” “We’d also like to be able to enforce a prohibition order made in another state.

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Most other states and territories can enforce Queensland prohibition orders, but when animal welfare offenders move to Queensland with a prohibition order, they are free to own animals, despite any prohibition order in existence elsewhere in the country.” Another issue that RSPCA believes should be addressed by legislation is the care and rehoming of seized animals. “Animals are often having to wait years in RSPCA care before we can legally rehome them, and given that they are the focus of our legislation, this is one area that we believe requires urgent attention. Whether we seize one or a hundred animals, our most important outcome is to ensure that animal is protected from further harm and is able to live their lives in a home where they are safe, loved and well cared for. “There are a number of aspects of the Act that need to be reviewed,” said RSPCA Qld CEO Darren Maier. “All of us at the RSPCA are highly motivated and encouraged to have been invited to be a key stakeholder in the review process. We ask the community to join us in making submissions and being the voice for the animals.” Community members can submit their valued input to the review process by visiting daf.engagementhub.com.au/animal-welfare

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Wealth of Information on Of fer Words: Sheree Hoddinett

Photos: Sheree Hoddinett

Tucked away in an unsuspecting spot in Caboolture is a hidden gem. It boasts a treasure trove of useful information for everyone to benefit from, both in the local community and beyond. It’s the Caboolture Community Information Centre, and with a lifespan already circling 40 years, you may likely have come across it at some point. If you haven’t yet, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. The Caboolture Community Information Centre first came to life in 1981 after local community organisations identified a need in the area. It operates primarily as a community information centre and caters to tourists and visitors with various books and pamphlets available. You can access health, education, the environment, accommodation, support groups, legal services, advice for the elderly and more. As the longest-serving volunteer at the centre, Lina Bishop could tell you a story or two about the local area and the many changes she’s seen within the community. The centre has become a big part of her life, and she would love to see more people coming back through the doors. “It’ll be 40 years this year, the centre has been open, and I’ve been here for 39 of those years,” Lina says. “I’ve been a local most of my life and watched so much changes take place both within the centre and further afield. “Before COVID, we had a few people coming in, but I think after all the restrictions, people are still unsure of what’s out there and where they can go. We want people to know that yes, we are here, we are open, come in and see us.” So what is it about the Caboolture Community Information Centre that makes it an essential feature in the area? “We aren’t just a tourist information centre,” Lina says. “We do have lots of tourist information, but being a community information centre, we offer more. We provide a Newcomers Pack for those who are new to the area and looking for information about what’s around, what they can access, that kind of thing. “We have a database with about 1600 entries that we have to continually update and that has local clubs, sporting clubs, service clubs, etc. All of those are handouts we can give you if you want them. They have to be constantly updated. “So we differ from a tourist information centre, and while we do provide tourist information, we are very much here for the community as well and letting people know about what’s going on in the community.” What also makes a difference is the support from the community and also local groups.

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Caboolture Community Information Centre volunteers Gwen, Lina (centre)and Heather.

“We have seen tremendous support from many people out there, and also we are very grateful to have the Lions Club behind us,” Lina says. “They generously help with funding, and we also receive a small grant from the council because although we are volunteer-based, we do still have to cover costs and bills.” After 39 years, what is it that keeps Lina walking through the door each week? “I enjoy meeting people and because I’m always learning something new,” she says. “Whether it’s someone walking through the door or finding out about something happening out there, it just gives me an interest. “I also retired from part-time work last year, so I’ve got a bit more time on my hands. But I have found, even after all that time, it’s still quite interesting coming in here. I have lovely ladies that I work with, and it gets me out of the house too. To come in and just keep me active doing computer work and updating things. So it has been great for me to help keep the brain matter alive.” Not only do they offer a wealth of knowledge and information about the local area and

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broader region, but the centre can also be your first point of contact if you find yourself in crisis and need help taking the next step. “It’s important for us to keep the centre open because someone might see this story, and that person might come in and needs support,” Lina says. “We have a list of organisations that can assist as well as other volunteer groups. “To us, it doesn’t matter that you’ve only helped that one person, and you might not see anyone else that day, but they have come in, and you’ve made a difference to them. We’ve had some pretty sad people in tough situations come in before. But once you’ve helped someone, you feel you’ve done enough, you’ve made an impact and hopefully changed their day in some way.” Entirely run by a small team of dedicated volunteers, the centre is open Monday to Friday 9am-3pm (excluding public holidays) from 57 King Street - just around from the Caboolture Memorial Hall main entrance. Drop by and meet the team or give them a call on (07) 5495 3122 – you can also leave a message on their answering machine.

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MARINE & AUTO

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Quintrex 470 Stealth Hornet Review

Quintrex are Australia's best-selling boat brand, constantly evolving their boats to keep up with the ever-changing demands of customers. As a result, one of their best-selling ranges, the Quintrex Hornets, underwent a refresh recently. It saw the introduction of several new models including the 470 Stealth Hornet. These boats are the mainstay of competitive tournament anglers all over Australia and for good reason. Quintrex has positioned these models directly against the influx of fibreglass American Bass Boats and they have succeeded in not only competing, but performing better than the overseas options. The Quintrex Hornet range has many advantages, including the tough and durable nature of the aluminium construction, they are easier to tow and therefore more fuel efficient on the trailer. The Quintrex Hornet range is not only attractive to the tournament angler. Estuary lure casters will also find the space onboard hard to resist. The Stealth Hornets are also available in a 510 and 530 model. Standard is a side console with an option for dual consoles on the 530. The Boat The Quintrex 470 Stealth Hornet is designed for both competitive anglers and lure anglers to stand comfortably above the water and deliver a pin-point cast to fish. As a result, the boat has massive amounts of flat carpeted deck space. The pickle fork bow design enhances this space even further delivering more width than a traditional bow design, which rounds off much quicker towards the nose. The front casting platform, where you'll spend most of your time, is enormous and could easily accommodate two. Quintrex quote deck space as 30 percent larger at the bow. There is also an electric trolling motor mount that comes standard. The casting platform is large with an additional section that folds over the top of the low slung seats in the cockpit. This vastly increases the usable space. Like the casting platform at the bow, it is flat and comfortable underfoot. Plush carpeting is used throughout the boat. The seating arrangement in the cockpit is similar to those seen on U.S boats with three individual seats across the cockpit and the driver shielded by the side console on the port side. The console itself will house a reasonably large 9 inch multi function display or a 12 inch, if you run the engine data through the unit. Many anglers will opt for an even larger screen of 16 inches which can be RAM mounted to the extra wide gunwales.

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The other location a new owner may want a sounder is at the bow and one could be mounted on either the carpeted area near the electric mount or on the large flat space on the aluminium topside, to the right of the front pop-up cleat. Many anglers like to pack their entire garages onboard when fishing with lures and the Quintrex 470 Stealth Hornet comes to the party with more storage than you will ever need. At the bow is an anchor locker. This is one area where Quintrex caters to Australian needs where overseas manufacturers do not. The live well is tournament ready with a massive 85 litres of plumbed fish keeping ability. It also has a separator for boater/non-boater fishing. And what about your tackle? Well that fits easily in the lined storage lockers either side. Here you can store Plano tackle boxes or any array of storage devices you choose. Further storage is located under the aft casting platform and the middle seat in the cockpit. Power Fitted with a F60LB horsepower Yamaha Four Stroke outboard, the boat isn't exactly a rocket but during the boat test, we found that it does turn in good performance. Anyone looking for more tournament performance could opt for the F75 outboard. The F60 is a great starting point providing brilliant fuel efficiency with good torque across the board. The engine is supremely quiet, and fitted by Brisbane Yamaha, can be chosen with standard digital gauges or with Yamaha's Digital Network System with optional fuel management. You could also run the engine data through a NMEA cable to the any multi function display. The maximum engine for the 470 Stealth Hornet is 75 horsepower. Performance The Quintrex Hornet range certainly offers some of the best riding hulls in the aluminium tournament market. The sharp entry of the new Apex Hull slices through the water efficiently and the perfectly stretch formed hull keeps spray to an absolute minimum. It is a dry and soft riding side console punt. One look at the hull and you can see it takes on curves not seen in other brands and looks exactly like a fibreglass boat. It rides like one too. The unique and proprietary ability to stretch form the hull into almost any shape,

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Specifications: Price: Contact Us Construction: Aluminum Length Overall: 4.76m Beam: 2.10m Max hp: 75hp Construction: Topsides 3.0mm, bottom 4.0mm Capacity: 4 people Weight on trailer: approx 900kgs Engine as tested: Yamaha F60hp Four Stroke Fuel Capacity: 80L allows the Quintrex hull to carry the flare further aft and maintain a continual contact with the water when on the plane. They also have incorporated a wider chine and the flare is carried higher up the bow while also delivering a wider bow area. For the 470 Stealth Hornet, all this equals a smooth ride with less bouncing, exceptional wave slicing ability, better stability and a comfortable level feel. It is quite possibly the best hull we have ridden on a 4.76m aluminium boat. These hulls are also built tough using 4mm hulls and 3mm sides which add to the rigidity and ride. You can do things in a Quintrex 470 Stealth Hornet that you would never do in a conventional aluminium hull. The helm set-up is comfortable with a sports steering wheel and throttle that falls easily to hand. The seating position is down low and well inside the cockpit but still provides good visibility. On the Trailer On an aluminium Quintrex trailer, as supplied by Brisbane Yamaha, the entire package weighs approximately 900 kilograms. This is easily towable for most family sedans and small vehicles. The 470 Stealth Hornet would easily hitch on up to the back of a Mazda 3 for example. Overview This hull is a beauty and the 470 Stealth Hornet really benefits from the refresh to the range. It is a capable estuary and dam fishing platform, with all the luxuries to keep the serious tournament goer, or anyone starting out, happy for years. It has excellent stability and the ride is second to none.

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