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LIFE has certainly moved on since the days of meat and three veg (and you were lucky to get that). These days there is a fresh recognition of good food, its great value and the delight of sharing food that is made with love and care. One of the people at the forefront of this push is Australia’s much loved food personality Maggie Beer. Maggie is on a mission to see nutritious and interesting food in all
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WHEN Sunshine Coast woman Carole Fowler made the decision to retire in 1993, little did she think that it would mark the beginning of more than two decades volunteering with Endeavour Foundation. Carole first joined Endeavour Foundation’s recycled clothing store in Buderim in 1995 but, since then, has made her mark in Warana and then at Golden Beach. With National Volunteer Week having just taken place, Carole has decided it is time to re-retire, but not without encouraging others to find out what volunteering could mean for them. “My husband and I retired in 1993 and moved to the Sunshine Coast. We bought a convenience store in Maroochydore so, in effect, we had a very short retirement. After two years of working there we decided to retire properly. We moved to Buderim and that is where I started with Endeavour Foundation. “I started at the Buderim store in November 1995 doing Saturday mornings. From there I went to the Warana store for a couple of years, until the manager of the Sunshine Coast stores and warehouse mentioned that they were opening a new shop at Golden Beach. We had moved to Pelican Waters by this stage, so I asked if I could be the convenor. And the rest is history. “I have enjoyed volunteering because of the satisfaction I gain
GOLDEN RUN: Volunteer Carole Fowler, pictured with Mick Gerrard, National Retail Manager, Endeavour Foundation. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED
from giving my time willingly to help raise money for people with a disability in our community. Not only that, but I have made some great friends along the way. I like people and I have met some lovely customers over the years too – some customers who started coming into
our shop in 1998 still visit us today.” The Golden Beach store is wholly volunteer run – a testament to the commitment of each and every individual. “We have a good team of volunteers – quite a few with over 10 years’ service. All the managers on the Sunshine Coast
and Hervey Bay have been so good to me when I have needed some help, but most of all I thank all of the volunteers at Golden Beach store for being loyal and all so willing to do their best for Endeavour Foundation,” Carole said. To find out more about volunteering, visit: www.endeavour.com.au.
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Daryl is the Ultraman A magnificent effort sees the fitness share stocks soar
ULTRA PERFORMER: Daryl Allen is now officially the oldest person in the world to complete the Ultraman Triathlon. PHOTO: BARRY ALSOP
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two days, had only a heart stopping 90 seconds to spare on the last day. “I’ve never been so absolutely shot,” he told Seniors. “It was only my crew and friends jogging with me and urging me on that got me through the last three kilometres. “I could have happily collapsed on the ground and probably died. “It wouldn’t have bothered me.” Daryl is a retired stockbroker from Sydney and his extraordinary effort was sponsored. As a result the charity
he has supported for 20 years, Youth Insearch, received $66,000. It delivers early intervention for young people, aged between 14 and 20, who are at risk. “I saw a segment on television about it and it struck a chord with me,” he said. “So I decided to get off my arse and do something. “So far my colleagues have raised about $1 million.” The first Ultraman has been held regularly in Hawaii since 1983 and has also taken place in
Canada and Florida. Last year Noosa was the venue for the first Ultraman Australia. Usually, about 40 competitors take part each time and since 1983, only 1208 athletes have ever finished the punishing course. Ultraman Australia event co-ordinator Dayle Jordan told Seniors the average age of competitors was about 40 and the youngest this year was 25. “Daryl’s feat in doing what he did at the age of 66 is absolutely amazing,” she said.
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Maggie’s mission Former Senior of the year starts foundation MAGGIE Beer has a recipe for keeping folk in aged care happy and contented – flavoursome, nutritious meals, served in pleasant surroundings. And in doing so, transforming the way we look after our elderly and giving them a better quality of life. Her mission began in 2010, when as Senior Australian of the Year she was asked to speak in Tasmania at a conference of aged care leaders. “I did my research into a lot of facilities and, while I saw some wonderful things, I also saw some terrible things at places where the quality of food didn’t count.” In 2014 she started her Maggie Beer Foundation – A Good Food Life for All, and is now providing
benchmark best practice in many of Australia’s aged care homes. “We bring in the experts and the chefs then go back to their homes where they are looking after 50-300 people and so it becomes a movement,” she said. “Flinders University in Adelaide did an evaluation before and after the Masterclasses and six months down the track we have qualitative evidence that it works. It’s just fantastic.” Her vision of the ideal aged care facility, large or small, country or city, is one that not only feels like home but needs to be the home of the person who is in it. “I see it as bringing people around the table enjoying a lovely outlook, conversation and a really good meal. Pleasure, nutrition, conversation, all
the things that should be there.” She is also a proponent of kitchen gardens. “It’s important to have food for the kitchen as well as activities like gardening for residents to allow them to do the things they are used to doing.” Food author, television chef, restaurateur and food manufacturer, Maggie said she has to compartmentalise her business life to have the foundation: “make the biggest impact in the shortest possible time”. “I am, however, very aware that the people who work so hard in the very complex area of aged care should not to be diminished in any way. There are very few organisations who don’t want to do better and if we can give them the tools and share work ideas then that’s wonderful.”
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Mealtimes made happier,healthier Maggie Beer supports the studies of Gold Coast dietitian By Yvonne Gardiner
DIETITIANS, chefs and nutrition experts around the country are working together to ensure that fresher, healthier meals are served up to aged care residents. Gold Coast studies have found that more than half of aged care residents are malnourished – a figure borne out at a national level. Two years ago, when The Lantern Project was launched, that figure was up to 80%. Project founder and dietitian Cherie Hugo, as part of her PhD studies at Bond University, set out to improve the food served up to residents in aged care. After 15 years of working with the elderly, she had a desire to see food become a part of the day elderly residents looked forward to. "It should be a highlight of their day and, at the
Your story could be just ripe to help this project LANTERN “ambassadors” are being invited to help gather food stories. Four working groups will focus on legal and quality management, dining experiences, communications, and edible gardens and lifestyle. “In terms of my PhD research for the project, the next steps involve gathering and analysing food stories shared by the community,” Cherie says. “This is where we really invite readers to share
food experiences online now at thelantern project.com.au or become a Lantern ambassador to assist us to collect more stories in the community. “The cost-benefit study is also in line to assist in helping us to demonstrate the economic value of focusing on fresh food and the dining experience.” Anyone interested in the Lantern Project can email Cherie Hugo at cherie@thelanternproject.
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STRANDED on a river bank, fearing the enemy would be upon them at any moment, George Moll and his company were found by Greek allies. A single rope ‘bridge’ was thrown over for them to cross. “I had my gun mechanism on me and most of the ammunition, so I was even heavier than the others,” George said. “Those that came off the rope behind me, I can only imagine that they drowned.” He was left with only one other who had survived the river, another Aussie soldier called Lofty Wilson. They set out South, following the path they thought their comrades had taken and endured atrocities over five days. They were reunited with their troops on the final day, near the east coast of Greece.
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Granddad Chris sees his Emily hear A family affair for Emma Jim Fagan
IT WAS a family affair when eight-year-old Emily McKenna had her second cochlear implant “switched on” at the Sunshine Coast Hear and Say Centre for Deaf Children in Nambour. Dad David, mum Cheryl and brothers Joseph (10) and Riley (5) were there but the greatest thrill for the family was granddad Chris McKenna was also with them. Chris (78) arrived just in time from Liverpool in the UK to sit in on the implant programming session and hear Emily tell audiologist Trudie Dowell, “it sounds good”. For Chris it was a particularly emotional moment. “I hadn’t realised the extent of her deafness and I didn’t know what a cochlear implant was,” he said. “I must admit my eyes were watering.” Emily is only the third child on the Sunshine Coast to receive a double cochlear implant since the centre opened. Her deafness was first noticed at four-years-old. “She wasn’t speaking
SPECIAL MOMENT: Granddad Chris McKenna arrived in time to witness Emily hear with her cochlear implants.
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“We are very blessed.” For Emily, after a celebratory cream cake with the family and Hear and Say staff, it was back to school for the afternoon.
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IN THE late 18th and into the 19th century, the monks and nuns of France and Germany employed raw-food-eating and fasting to gain greater physical and spiritual health. These benefits became evident to the aristocracy of Europe, who went on retreats to attain the same benefits of living food. By the late 19th century, Arnold Ehret, with his mucous-less diet system, taught the ways of raw-food-eating to the
general public. By the early 20th century his work was being accepted among some other innovative thinkers. Canadian Bernard McFadden, American Paul Bragg and Dr Christine Nolfi, of Denmark, were all fully enthralled with spreading the word about pure uncooked food. Dr Nolfi actually coined this “living food”. Source: http://hippo cratesinst.org/the-historyof-living-food.
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NIPPY winter months are now with us and tucking into raw food at meal times may not be everyone’s cup of tea… er, make that a celery and carrot juice. But for Scott Mathias, it’s a lifesaver. Nine years ago, after a lifetime of chronic illness and pain caused by gout, heartburn, arthritis, depression and thyroid issues, Scott endured what he describes as a “near-death reflux attack”. He set out to find a solution to his ill health – “to heal myself 100”. “I happened upon a natural cure, a raw food diet, and it was a turning point in my life,” Scott said. “My energy levels rose, I lost 24 kilos and the plant-based lifestyle kicked in the ability of my system to work highly efficiently. “I experienced a marvellous change and it was so easy to do.” The former television and radio journalist is now 62 and had just received a copy of his latest book, Raw Vegan Meals, when we called to see him at his recently opened Go Vegan food delicatessen in Thomas St, Noosaville. It’s his third book and like his first two it is packed with simple, raw vegan recipes. New Holland, his Sydney publisher, says Scott has expanded the market for vegan recipe books, particularly in the past 12 months when his second book, Let’s Eat Raw, went on sale. “There’s definitely a lot of people interested in what he has to say,” a representative said. Scott is a well-known face at Kawana and
RECIPE FOR HEALTH: Cookbook author Scott Mathias says a raw vegan diet doesn’t have to be boring. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED
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Writers win Noosa art awards WRITERS and poets from all over the Sunshine Coast were represented at the Noosa Arts and Crafts’ writing competition awards night in May at Wallace House. The short story and poetry divisions attracted 90 entrants from Mountain Creek to Tewantin and Caloundra to Yandina and association president Jan Bentley had difficulty restraining her delight at
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former real estate salesman and now tutor in creative writing at Sunshine Coast University, won the short story section. His entry, The Storytellers’ Tale, won from 52 entries and Robin said he is developing it into a book which he will publish as an eBook later this year. Short Story 1st Robin Archbold, “The Storyteller’s Tale.” 2nd Penny Sargeant,
“Once…” Highly Commended, John Bradley, “Wish for Wings.” Judges: Jan Bentley and Chantal Smith. Poetry 1st John Brinnand, “Noosa River Reflections.” 2nd Jennifer Sharp, “Choosing to See.” Highly Commended, Pat Isaacs, “Memorial.” Judge: Julie Hyndman.
THE Silver Fox Community is a non-profit organisation and Positive Ageing initiative providing a unique opportunity for Seniors and children to learn from each other through a wealth of life experience and knowledge shared. The project, launching on the Sunshine Coast, is presently inviting Seniors to Volunteer as Silver Fox Ambassadors. This involves mentoring younger students in classroom settings with literacy and living and local history activities. These will be scheduled once a week for 1-2 hours over a school term. Professional and non-professional women and men who are over 65 years of age and retired or still working are encouraged to apply, as are Seniors of different cultural backgrounds. The concept is taken from a successful US Program aimed at Positive Ageing through purposeful activities connecting both
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FOR a strong community we need Seniors. There is a resilience, maturity and wisdom that only comes with age. It is time to value longer lives lived, there is equally a responsibility to contribute, to enjoy the merit earned from an active role played in society. In my role as Chair of the Elder Law Committee for the Queensland Law Society I am acutely aware that communities throughout Australia and Queensland lack cohesion across generations. We don’t value elder adults, mistrust and indeed abuse characterise attitudes towards ageing. In 2014 alone rates of Elder Abuse rose nearly 20%. The World Health Organization’s Age Friendly Index ranks Australia 17th, or last of all western countries in how we treat Seniors. On the Sunshine Coast Seniors have voiced real concerns over mobility, mutual respect, being included and not isolated from the wider community. All studies validate that mental and physical health, a sense of wellbeing and purpose relies upon Active Ageing. The more connected we are, the more we care for and benefit from each other, and combat Elder Abuse, ageism and the harm it causes everyone. Modern day society has placed strains on all of us. The isolation Seniors face is suffered by the youngest members of our community in turn. Often children will have limited if any contact with a Senior until they are their parents
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age. Families are increasingly separated by distance, divorce or culturally. Technology and social media that has brought us together on one level has also diluted the quality of relationships we have on another. So what can we do to make a difference? The World Health Organisation promotes volunteering as a making a positive impact., it generates a sense of self-worth, connection with others and the wider community. It is recognized as the best way to combat Elder Abuse which flourishes in isolation. This is not a helpless situation – it is however one where we need to act. For my part I saw a wonderful opportunity to join the board of a non-profit organization called the Silver Fox Community (see silverfox.org.au) which engages Senior Volunteers in the wider community through school classroom activities. These namely surround local history and life story projects which focus on the wealth of life experience and knowledge that Seniors are uniquely placed to share. Younger people benefit through a social and emotional learning which
in turn advances their educational skills. They appreciate continuity and a sense of real community beyond the distraction and fleeting nature of an online community. These inter-generational connections have known and positive effects on families, teachers are provided an untapped resource of real worth, in fact happier and valued seniors diminishes costs and demands upon welfare and social services. The Silver Fox Community is as much about resetting attitudes to ageing with younger generations as it is within the Seniors community as well. Life expectancy has risen upward to 16 years over the last decade, so there is a challenge similarly facing all of us as we enjoy an unprecedented longevity and health. That challenge is to make a difference, to contribute and be happy. My job is to stop grievances escalating to the courtroom. The more we realise that it ‘takes a village’, that we all have something to give and should be able to appreciate the wonderful life that the Sunshine Coast affords our residents, the better off and richer we will be for it. KIRSTY MACKIE ❚ Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society Office Bearer Silver Fox Community Inc. Lecturer in Law University of the Sunshine Coast For those interested in volunteering with the Silver Fox Community please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE Federal Government’s Objective of the Superannuation System paper calls for comment. The Association of Independent Retirees (AIR) says the system needs to embrace certainty and support the maintenance and protection of income producing assets needed over the many years in retirement to produce a self-sustaining and equitable retirement income. “AIR fully supports the government in seeking a broad political and community agreement to enshrine in legislation the Objective of Superannuation. It is critical that this Objective reflects the position for those who now, and in the future, will self-fund their retirement and that it clearly reflects the need for improved and increased self-sufficiency in retirement,” AIR Queensland Division president Bernie Treston said. “AIR members are
seeking a reassurance that the impact on those who will be most affected by any change to the operation of the superannuation system (ie, those who now self-fund their retirement or have planned to do so on the basis of current understandings) are specifically considered in the determination of this important Objective.” AIR proposes the adoption of the following definition: “To enable Australians to have a sustainable and self-managed income stream in retirement that will adequately support a comfortable and active retirement lifestyle”. Bernie emphasises that key considerations in framing the Objective should be self-sufficiency and the need for self-managing assets and investment strategies to generate the retirement income stream. This may be done via self-managed superannuation or by using an industry or retail superannuation fund but
with no government involvement in specifying the detailed management of an individual’s assets and investments. Government does, however, need to strongly manage on behalf of consumers the activities, risks and fees charged by industry or retail superannuation funds. A strong set of rules needs to be developed to underpin the Objective and operation of the superannuation system. For further information, contact Bernie Treston on 0424 615 083. The Association of Independent Retirees (AIR) Ltd is a member-driven national, not-for-profit, non-political organisation which works to advance and protect the interests and independent lifestyle of Australians in retirement. AIR seeks to secure recognition and equity for Australians who, through their diligence and careful management, fully or partly self-fund their own retirement needs.
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THIS year will be the first year the Nambour Cricket Club will not be running the showbag stall at their cricketing homeground and the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show Society pays tribute to those stalwarts, such as Mandy and Peter Johnson, Grant and Betty Ledger, whose beaming faces contributed to the yearly face of the show. A Nambour Cricket Club spokesperson indicated it was a decision not taken lightly and appreciated the honour of being involved with the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show with the opportunity to raise funds
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Experience behind foundation of club ON SATURDAY morning, May 14, my wife and I attended the official opening of the Maroochy River Rowing Clubhouse at Muller Park. It was a wonderful function and very well organised by club president Russell Muller and his lovely wife Donna and their helpers. The club’s aim is to teach the younger generation of the Sunshine Coast not just how to row, but how to be fine, upstanding citizens, and rowing is certainly a character builder. Not for shirkers. Residents of the Sunshine Coast should be extremely proud and
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DEAR Seniors Newspaper, I was very interested to read your article on the Tree of Knowledge as had a close association with the structure for several years after it was built. There are two interesting sides to the project  the historical association with the birthplace of the Australian Labor Party and  The concept of the structure, what it is built of and how it represents the original ghost gum tree. There is nothing on the site giving information about the second side of the project. I felt your readers might be interested particularly if they were visiting Barcaldine at any time. The design of the structure was conceived by Yeppoon architect Brian Hooper who won an Australian architectural award for the project. Brian was assisted in the construction detail by a Brisbane engineering organisation and firm of
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HISTORIC SITE: The Tree of Knowledge, Barcaldine. PHOTO: ERLE LEVEY
Brisbane architects. A Toowoomba building company McNabs carried out the construction. The structure has a basic steel framework with a flat roof and is approximately 18 metres long by 18 metres wide and 18 metres high, in effect a square box, supported on steel posts about 4 metres above the ground. It is clad on the outside with large section hardwood timber battens which were supplied already charred on the
surface. Inside the original tree has been reinstalled and suitably supported above a glass floor which allows the roots to be seen beneath. The remains of the tree are surrounded by approximately 3500 pieces of timber 125mm x 125mm timber 1.8metres long [5 inch x 5inch x 6 feet] hung at varying heights from the roof above. The bottom ends are cut on the angle. The architect had photographs of the underside of the tree canopy looking up from below. The hanging members have been hung at varying heights so that the sweep of the bottom ends of these 3500 pieces cleverly simulate the original canopy. Green floodlights set into the floor give a very realistic appearance at night of the
original tree canopy. Because the sapwood of the trunk and branches would be severely attacked by borers once it completely dried out the tree was transported to Brisbane where the Forestry Department preservative treated it with boric acid compounds. These are effective against borers and not poisonous but are only suitable for internal situations. The internal hanging members are mainly recycled spotted gum and ironbark and were cut from used and reject power poles. The outside cladding is also recycled timber both from power poles and other large reclaimed hardwood wharf and other timbers. This resawing was carried out by Kennedy Timbers at
Narangba and all timbers checked for compliance to Australian Standards by Timber Queensland before despatch. Large section timbers particularly if they include the original heart of the tree can badly split and check open unless drying is carried out under carefully controlled conditions which would not exist in the Tree of Knowledge structure. Part of the support of the internal hanging member is a 12mm bolt inserted through the timber near the upper end and if large splits occurred in this critical area the bolt could come free and the timber fall. As the public are free to walk under the hanging members which weigh over 30kg, such an occurrence could have serious consequences. This situation is accentuated as the hanging members move to and fro and bump together with the prevailing winds. As a timber consultant with the relevant technical
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C ommunity Notes
What a slow way to go Time to put a lid on conspiracy rumours
SNAPSHOTS OF LIFE ANN RICKARD email@example.com
ONE of our lovely Seniors Newspaper readers emailed me suggesting I write a column about the conspiracy to kill off us seniors by slow starvation. While most of us enjoy a conspiracy theory, this one might be a bit much. And while I can’t really believe our manufacturers and producers are out to kill us oldies, it’s worth giving the theory an airing. It is death by the inability to open a bottle top, unscrew a lid or operate a can opener. This one has crept up on me over the years. Where once I had no trouble with my big hands and strong wrists to wrench the top off a jar of
pickled onions and dive in, now I need to cry for help (or give up picked onions, a far better alternative) to achieve this small task. Any jar now poses an insurmountable problem for me. From the raspberry jam jar to the chutney jar to the humble peanut butter jar, I am defeated by them all. “Buy one of those super gadgets especially made for silly old people who can’t open jars,” I can hear you say. Hear you loud and clear. I already have one. In a fancy red colour. It looks like an old-fashioned bottle opener but it is all modern moulded plastic stuff. You put it on top of the jar lid, press down until you hear a pop noise and then the lid should come off like greased lightning. Not so. At least not for me. Whenever I am confronted with a jar lid, I do give it a go first, and
then raise my head to the heavens and shout: “Why, why, why is everything I do so difficult?” Fortunately I live with someone who has bigger hands, stronger wrists and more patience than me, and all it takes is a loud bellow down the hallway of: “Jar, jar, can’t open the wretched lid” to summon help. But for those who live alone it is a question of going into the neighbours with your jar of gherkins or going without. And you don’t want that, do you? But here’s the puzzling thing … no matter how difficult I find a jar, lid or can to open, I have never once been unable to get the cap off a wine bottle. They come off with just a delicate twist. A champagne cork poses no problem either. I can’t explain this phenomenon, but I don’t question it. Ann.rickard@scnews. com.au
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HELLO readers, to enable us to respond to your request for publication of more Community Notices, we ask that you keep your notices short and to the point (100 word maximum). Club Notices deadline for the next issue is June 24, 2016. Inquires to Robyn, Nicky or Chris via email communitynotes@ seniorsnewspaper. com.au
RAAF ASSOCIATION KAWANA WATERS
THE Royal Australian Air Force Association Kawana Waters Branch currently has membership vacancies for both males and females. The aim is to promote and maintain the welfare and benefit of servicing members ex-members of the RAAF and Her Majesty’s air forces, allied air forces and their dependants. The branch also conducts monthly subsidised lunches and bus tours of an interesting nature and many other types of social activities. The branch meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Kawana Waters Surf Life Saving Club at Pacific Blvd, Buddina at 10am. If you are an ex-Air Force person living in our community and would like to become involved, call secretary Lance on 5443 2775 for more information.
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social activity on the third Wednesday of the month. For this month members and guests are asked to bring/wear heirloom jewellery, to share stories and information. There will be a consultant who has had many years of experience in this field in a previous life. Call Leonie on 5452 6068 to make a reservation. For luncheon bookings or cancellations, please call by 6pm on the Sunday before Luncheon.
■ GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS
AT OUR luncheon meeting in May, our speaker was Constable Susan Lowndes from Beerwah station. Susan gave us many tips on staying safe within the home and community. Our president, Linda Flanagan, presented Lyn Moss with her 10-year pin, well done Lyn. We now have quite a number of 10-year members in our club. Wednesday, June 15 at 10.30 for 11am, will be our 13th birthday party where the theme will be rock‘n’roll. We are expecting quite a turnout this year including guests from other VIEW clubs. If you can remember back to the “good ol’ days” you will know what to wear! For more information, phone Lynda on 5494 7875 or Maree on 5494 6956.
■ CALOUNDRA EVENING
AT OUR May meeting of the Caloundra Evening VIEW Club, Roger Todd from the Caloundra lighthouse gave us some wonderful information regarding the beginning of the lighthouse up to the present. The members were very impressed and many will take up the offer
BUDERIM VIEW Club’s Meetings/Lunches are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 246 Petrie Creek Rd, Rosemount (Bli Bli) at 11am. There are always interesting guest speakers and also a
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KAWANA Waters VIEW Club will be holding its next meeting/ladies luncheon on Wednesday, June 22 at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Rd, Buderim at 11am for 11.30am start and there will be an interesting guest speaker. This is a chance to meet a lovely group of women who have fun while raising money for The Smith Family. Our club sponsors four children in the Learning for Life Program (contributing to their education). Phone Terrie on 0408 789 449 for more information.
OUR next luncheon will be held on Friday, July 22 at 11am at the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club. The cost for the delicious two-course meal is $28. Our guest speaker this month is a RACQ education officer, speaking on the very interesting topics of changes in road rules, medical reporting and alternative transport options. Newcomers are always welcome. If you would like to attend this meeting or find out more information about our VIEW Club, please contact Terri on 5390 9783.
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PETER Witten thrilled the Probus Club of Currimundi Combined Inc. with a hole in one on the 6th hole at Glenview Golf Club recently. Peter is the second club member to achieve this feat in the past few years. The Currimundi Probus Club enjoys a variety of sports days including tennis and bowls as well as golf and much fun and frivolity is had by everyone at these regular social days, so come on fellas join in the
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■ KAWANA WATERS
‘PAWS’ for Thought? How many of us stop to think about those four-legged friends that end up abandoned or in care? A recent meeting of the Probus Club of Kawana Waters was addressed by Ms Penny Brischke, manager of the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge at Sippy Creek. Penny, with a nursing career in emergency medicine is now applying her skills in managing the welfare of
so many cats and dogs. The Animal Refuge, a notfor-profit organisation, is funded from donations of cash and foodstuffs and is sustained by an army of volunteers who tackle everything from cleaning, dog walking, foodstuff collections and animal transport. Penny delivered an enlightening and entertaining insight into this invaluable facility that was enjoyed by the members.
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Friday of each month at 10am. The format for each meeting is general business of the club followed by morning tea then a guest speaker. During each month an outing or luncheon is part of the social program. A luncheon at Duke’s Steakhouse, Maroochy Bridge Hotel was well attended in March, a coach trip to the Hinterland in April starting with a Devonshire tea at “Secrets on the Lake” at Montville and concluding with a relaxing time at Maleny for retail therapy finally sightseeing trip back to the Coast and a coach trip to Eumundi
Markets in May. Phone Patricia on 5479 2463.
MAROOCHY NORTH SHORE LIONS
MAROOCHY North Shore Lions served the “Gunfire Breakfast” on Anzac Day at Mudjimba RSL. They catered for the exservicemen who took part in the Dawn Service at the Memorial in Power Park Mudjimba. The service was well attended by residents of the local area with about 80 exservicemen continuing on to the Mudjimba RSL for a “Gunfire Breakfast” of bacon ,eggs, sausages and baked beans, coupled
with cheerful reminiscing of their time in the Services. Phone Maroochy North Shore Lions on 5450 5721.
BUDERIM GARDEN CLUB
BUDERIM Garden Club is celebrating its 70th birthday this year and to commemorate the year, the club decided to make a gift of $10,000 to the Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens who are celebrating their 20th birthday. The Garden Club has been a donor to the CONTINUED ON PAGE 21
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CALOUNDRA FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH INC.
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Botanic Gardens since their inception and members feel a close bond with these gardens right on Buderim’s doorstep. The cheque was presented to Friends of MRBBG secretary Bob Ducrou at the May meeting of the Garden Club by club president Teddy Gove in the presence of more than 100 Garden Club members. Mr Ducrou said that the money would be used for the further development of the Whip Bird Walk.
NAMBOUR ORCHID SOCIETY
THE Sunshine Coast area has an excellent climate for growing orchids. Our sub-tropical climate enables enthusiasts to grow a wide range of orchids. Orchids can make a colourful addition to everyone’s garden and can be easily grown given their requirements. There are orchid societies from Caboolture to Rockhampton and these societies make up the Sub-Tropical Orchid Council (Qld). The Nambour Orchid Society will be holding the Diamond Festival of Orchids at the Lake Kawana Community Centre at Bokarina. There
Member of the Nambour Orchid Society, Rita Hand.
Buderim Garden Club President Teddy Gove presenting the cheque to Friends of MRBBG Secretary Bob Ducrou.
will be guest speakers and Jan Flanigan from Coucals Garden will be giving a presentation on growing orchids in the garden. Admission is $5 and Caloundra Meals on Wheels will have meals and hot drinks for sale. On June 11, the festival is open from 8.30am-4pm and on June 12, it is open from 8.30am-2.30pm. For info, visit facebook, www.nambourorchid society.com or email: nambourorchids @gmail.com
from the Coolum Coast Care Native Nursery. Phone Adrian Prince on 5448 2985 or Allan George 5473 9910 or visit Facebook.
COOLUM CROQUET CLUB ON MAY 7, Coolum
Croquet Club celebrated its 25th birthday on World Croquet Day by holding an afternoon tea party and croquet on the lawns. More than 30 members, former members, potential members, family and friends attended the celebration. Jill Page, one of the founding members, gave a brief history of our club. Fiona Simpson MP and Cr Stephen Robinson were both present. We value the support provided by council and the State Government through a number of grants over the past years. The gardens were looking great thanks to a donation of native plants
NAMBOUR CROQUET CLUB ST PATRICK’S Day Gala at Nambour Croquet Club was held on March 20. Now an annual event, the Gala Day was a great success with visitors from Cleveland, Buderim, Wynnum, Maleny, Bribie and Noosa croquet clubs. Theo Kleiberg and Lesley Brown won first prize and Bill Habner and Sally Stopps came in second.
Lee Campbell was the roaming musician playing the flute.The main raffle prize was won by Bob Smallwood. Ross Illie won a bottle of wine for the best Irish outfit. Thanks for the hard work in the kitchen by Colleen Duggie, Shirley Featherby, Paula Atkinson and Lorraine Smith and all who assisted in making it a great day. Anyone interested in playing croquet, contact Patrick on 5472 7287 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MOST recent Guest speaker was Rosemary Kopittke who outlined all the amazing information available to researchers on “The Genealogist” website and a 23rd birthday cake was enjoyed at afternoon tea. On Thursday, June 16, Dr Jon Prangnell from the UQ School of Social Science, will give a presentation at 1.30pm on archaeology at Easter Island. Visitors are welcome to attend. $5 entry fee. WWI commemorative seminar at the Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Assoc hall, Burke St, Golden Beach, on Saturday July 2 from 10am-4pm. Morning tea/light lunch/afternoon tea included in entry fee of $30. RSVP to Roz on 5493 1197 or further details. Email: caloundrafamilyres @y7mail.com website: www.caloundrafamily history.org.au
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attracts a lot of local interest, especially in the local family history books produced by Carolyn Slade and Wendy McMullin which are on display and for sale. This year, the Resource Centre members, Milli Kafcaloudis and Carolyn Slade are researching the Nambour Rural School history and will be on the look out for as much information from local and ex local families as they can find. This is a great weekend for the resource centre and members look forward to meeting people and enjoying their conversations.
BOOK AND PLANT SALE
ST VINCENT de Paul election day book and plant sale will be held on Saturday, July 2 at the Good Shepherd Centre, Nanyima St, Buddina (opposite the Kawana Library) from 8am-3pm. All proceeds go towards assisting those in need in the local community. Donations of books, DVDs, potted plants and pots would be greatly appreciated. There will be something for everyone so come along and grab yourself a bargain. Contact Maria on 5478 2954.
CFHRI President Valerie Thornton, VP Roz Kuss & Guest Speaker Rosemary Kopittke with the group's 23rd birthday cake.
MT COOLUM GOLF CLUB OVER 50’S GOLF
This is a 9-hole stableford golf competition that is open to anyone who would like to play golf. You don’t have to be a member of a club to play in this competition. We play on Tuesday, teeing off between 7am and 7.30am and 10am and 10.30am. The competition costs $4 for members of Mt Coolum Golf and $20 for non-members (this covers the green fees). Prizes are golf balls collected at club bar. Ring the Pro Shop on 5446 3125 for bookings or more information.
RETIRED BUSINESS SENIORS SINGLE SOCIAL GROUP
WE ARE a retired business seniors single group and would like more retired single men to join us. Over 65 to 75 is our age group. We need a balance of men to enjoy our social group outings which consist of theatre, home dinner parties, barbecues, walks, picnics and dining out are some of the venues we would like to share. These are the outings one doesn’t enjoy on one’s own. For further details please phone 5443 7663 after 5pm.
MAROOCHY WETLANDS SANCTUARY SUPPORT GROUP INC.
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Sanctuary Support Group volunteer, George Cowie, who was selected as FM104.9’s Volunteer of the Month for April. His happy, helpful nature makes George a pleasure to work with and we, the members of the Maroochy Wetlands Support Group are proud to see him awarded this welldeserved honour. In conjunction with Vounteers Week two of our members were able to attend the recent ‘Thank You’ day for the coast’s volunteers which was held at Australia Zoo. About 400 volunteers from over 200 not-for-profit organisations enjoyed the day which culminated in a special show in the Crocoseum featuring birds, snakes, crocs and Mal Brough. We welcome new volunteers, so if you think our group may be what you are looking for,
George Cowie (second from left) was recently presented with his certificate and prizes by representatives of Bunnings, the Caloundra Power Boat Club and FM 104.9.
please contact Derek on 5448 6723 or email our Secretary, John at firstname.lastname@example.org
ESK COMMUNITY CHOIR
Come spend ‘ An Evening With The Phantom’ presented by the Esk Community Choir on June 17 at 6pm at the Somerset Civic Centre, Esk; June 19 at 2.30pm at Gatton Shire Hall and June, 26 at 2.30pm at the Alexandra Hall, Toogoolawah. Excerpts from this unforgettable score together with colourful narrations and spectacular costumes and sets will bring this love story to life once again. Admission $20; $18 and Under 14 $10. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eskchoir.webs.com or phone Kathleen on 0407 659
CALOUNDRA STAMP CLUB
THE Caloundra Stamp Club meets at 1pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. The next meeting is June 23. Meetings are held in the Catholic Church Parish Hall, 61 Edmund St, Caloundra, circuit books, stamp displays, accessories and bargain table. New members and visitors are always welcome. Phone Secretary, Jill Hughes on 5494 7233 for more information.
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self-funded and partially self-funded retirees or those about to retire. Next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 9 at 9.45 am for 10am at South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Rd, Noosaville. Our speaker will be Warren Truss, retiring Member for Wide Bay, former Deputy Prime Minister. AIR meetings are conducted in a friendly and informal atmosphere and visitors are invited to attend. $5 includes morning tea. Phone 5448 2985 or email: airnoosacommuni firstname.lastname@example.org or website: www.independent retirees.com.au.
CALOUNDRA ARTS CENTRE ASSOCIATION
AS PART of their 40th anniversary celebrations, Caloundra Arts Centre Association is holding their very popular Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, June 11 from 9am- 4pm and Sunday, June 12 from 9am-3pm at the 5 North St centre in Caloundra. Refreshments including delicious, fresh home-made sandwiches, slices and scones are available and you can’t beat the wonderful and tempting aroma of the sausage sizzle. The stunning Gift Gallery will be open during the Fair and is a Treasure Trove of items for sale. The gallery is open every Day from 10am-4pm. (It will open at 9am on Fair Days). Phone 5491 6488, Free entry. www.caloundraartsand crafts.org.au or email fair@caloundraartsand crafts.org.au
48TH FESTIVAL OF BRASS
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diverse topics within the arts and related disciplines. The lecturers are recognised experts in their fields drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds. ADFAS meet monthly at the Drama Theatre Matthew Flinders College, Stringybark Rd, Buderim. Join ADFAS or come along as a visitor to learn more about the arts in a friendly environment and then enjoy supper and glass of wine. Next ADFAS presentation will be June 20 at 6.45pm. Phone Karin on 5479 0550.
COOROY-NOOSA FAMILY AND LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
STEPHANIE Ryan from Queensland State Library will be the speaker at a seminar hosted by from 9.30am to 12.30pm Thursday, June 23 at the Cooroy Library on Maple St. Stephanie will discuss “The problems of finding immigrant families” and “Find your soldier, new WW1 material online”. $10 includes morning tea. Visit www.genealogy-noosa. org.au or phone 5442 5570 to book. Monthly meeting at 1pm Saturday, June 11 at Cooroy Library. A member will tell of the intrigues of her family in “My Welsh Convict Lass”.
BUDERIM CRAFT COTTAGE EXHIBITION
CARNIVAL is the theme for the Fabric Art & Surface Design group of Buderim Craft Cottage textile exhibition, to be held from Friday, June 10 to Thursday, June 16 in the Atrium Gallery, Buderim Craft Cottage, 5 Main St, Buderim. The Carnival theme will be reflected in the wearable art and other textile art on display– beautiful textiles, gorgeous colours and original designs not only for display but for sale. The exhibition will open between 10am-4pm daily. Entry is by gold coin donation.
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EUCHRE a card game is played in Aura Restaurant at Caloundra RSL on Mondays and Tuesdays between 1pm-4pm. If you know how to play euchre why not come along and enjoy lunch at the Caloundra RSL and join us for euchre? Phone Judy 0409 132 705 or Sandra 5492 7514.
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JOIN US FOR NOOSACARE INC OPEN DAY Noosacare, Carramar site at 186 Cooroy Noosa Road, Tewantin are hosting an Open Day for the community to tour our facility, and you’re invited! An experienced staff member will give you a no obligation tour in a relaxed atmosphere over a cuppa, and answer all of your questions regarding Aged Care accommodation and services. FRIDAY 3RD JUNE AT 10 – 11AM CARRAMAR (MORNING TEA PROVIDED) FRIDAY 1ST JULY AT 10 – 11AM CARRAMAR (MORNING TEA PROVIDED) FRIDAY 5TH AUGUST AT 10 – 11AM CARRAMAR (MORNING TEA PROVIDED) PLEASE CONTACT SAMANTHA BAKER ON 5449 8799 TO REGISTER AS SEATS ARE LIMITED
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ONE in four Australians aged over 15 is incontinent. And they’re not all infirm and elderly; those most at risk are women who’ve had babies, men with prostate disease and overweight people. Certain illnesses make people more susceptible: Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, diabetes, spina bifida and arthritis increase the likelihood of incontinence. World Continence Week (June 20–26) is a timely reminder that incontinence is a significant, yet treatable condition that can be prevented, cured or better managed. During World Continence Week, the Continence Foundation
will launch a number of initiatives aimed at making their resources more accessible to people with disabilities, such as Easy English fact sheets and assistive technology. Continence Foundation of Australia chief executive Rowan Cockerell said the project recognised the significant barriers people with disabilities faced. For information about prevention and management of incontinence, go continence.org.au, and for free, confidential advice about any incontinence issues, phone the National Continence Helpline (1800 330 066) 8am–8pm weekdays (AEST).
Doctor’s at home MORE GPs trust 13SICK, National Home Doctor Service, to look after their patients in the after hours From Noosa to Landsborough, Mapleton to Mooloolaba, 13SICK, National Home Doctor Service provides bulkbilled, after hours, doctor home visits to residents at home on the Sunshine Coast. 13SICK, National Home Doctor Service is the largest network of home visiting doctors in Australia, with more than 800 doctors attending more than one million patients every year. People requiring urgent medical care on weeknights, weekends and public holidays – when GP practices are
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closed – can call 13SICK to arrange a home visit. National Home Doctor Service bulk-bill all patients with a Medicare or GOLD DVA card, so there’s no charge for the home visit. Dr Spiro Doukakis, medical director at National Home Doctor Service, says: “We offer a welcome return to doctor home visits, which are especially useful for parents with young children, and older people. National Home Doctor Service helps reduce pressure on hospital emergency departments, by providing an alternative for people who need urgent – but non-life threatening – medical care
in the after hours.” The service is simple to use. People call 13SICK (that’s 13 74 25) and an operator will ask a series of questions about the symptoms to determine whether a home visit is the right option. Then a doctor will visit the home for the consultation. All doctors carry a doctor’s bag that contains starter packs of many commonly used medications.
After every home visit, National Home Service Doctor sends a report to the patient’s regular GP, ensuring they are kept in the loop. National Home Doctors are on the road from 6pm weeknights, noon Saturdays, all day Sunday and public holidays. For more information about 13SICK, National Home Doctor Service, visit: www.home doctor.com.au. www.home doctor.com.au).
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boil. Heel to toe walk in the lounge. Looking straight ahead, take 20 steps and imagine you are walking along a narrow path. For active people, most outdoor activities and tai chi and yoga are
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Bromilow’s support options encourage clients to be as independent as possible. We focus on empowering clients to achieve their goals and attain a preferred level of control in their lives. Bromilow’s main streams of service are: ■ Personal care ■ In-home respite care
■ Help with housework While all of Bromilow’s support options are available on a fee-for-service basis, you may also be able to access services through Bromilow’s extensive involvement with government-subsidised programs. The aged and community care sector is changing dramatically due to a wide range of government reforms currently being enacted. The reforms have widespread implications for the industry and we will discuss these in more detail in future editions of this newspaper. For information on how Bromilow may assist you, please give us a call on 5445 5676 or visit our website at www.bromilow.com.au.
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MOVING ON: If this is your song, think again! Certainly, balance and muscle strength decline with age and can have disastrous consequences but it’s never too late to improve both. We can help ourselves to remain independent. It’s easy to make excuses – I’m too tired, too old, too fat, too lazy. If you want to change your life, even at 90, it’s possible to improve your leg muscle strength. It may still be possible to maintain or regain your balance and live the life you want. Every year, one out of three people aged 65 and over has a fall. A few simple exercises can help reduce your risk of falling and keep you independent longer. Try standing on one foot for 10 seconds while waiting for the kettle to
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Breathe, and Planning a retirement be in control TARAJI JOURNEY THERESE AHERN HANDS up who wants to know the secret to a long healthy life? It’s simple: “keep breathing as long as you can”. Breathing and the Nervous System There is a huge body of research that examines the strong relationship between effective breathing, vitality and longevity. That’s it; careless breathing can result in a significant shortening of the lifespan. How? Why? Because vital capacity is the most accurate long term predictive marker of aging that we posses. And what is vital capacity? Vital capacity is the maximum amount of air a person can expel from their lungs after they have taken their biggest ever breath. Conscious control over
death This would have to be the greatest longevity party trick imaginable. To do so would involve getting control over the involuntary nervous system. Most ordinary folk have no intention of trying to get control over the involuntary nervous system. However this is not the case for ridgy didge yogis. These people spend their entire lives dedicated to mastering a conscious death. So what would this conscious death involve? It is believed by using Pranayama (breathing) a man can control the involuntary nervous system and stop the natural decay of the material body. This is achieved by putting the involuntary nerves (of the heart, lungs and other vital organs) to rest periodically just like what happens with the voluntary nerves in sleep. After such rest using Pranayama the involuntary nerves become reborn. If you would like to know more about it, visit www.taraji.com.au.
THE decision to downsize and move into seniors accommodation can be overwhelming and often put in the too hard basket. Most retirees have worked hard all their lives to build their family home and lived there for many decades building a lifetime of memories. Making the decision to commence the journey into retirement living and knowing where to start is often the largest challenge. Making the move whilst you’re still physically fit and in sound mind is the optimum time to move. Following a step by step process can help guide you through the journey and empower you to make the right decisions along the way. There are number of decisions you’ll need to make as you planning your journey into retirement living. Decisions of where you would like to live, how much money you would like to spend, if you want to a save some money for your superannuation after
HELPING HAND: Emma Plasier, Shine Retirement.
you’ve sold your home, what items are you going to take to your new place etc. Fortunately there are expert professionals that can guide and assist you to ensure you make the right decision for you. The first step in the journey is to start shopping around for a retirement unit. There are hundreds of villages in Queensland and so narrowing your search to location, cost, services and facilities will help you to commence your search. If you have your home to sell the next stage is to engage a real estate agent and get your house ready for sale.
Possibly the most emotionally and physically challenging part of the process is preparing your home for downsizing. Most people have items that are sentimental and have built a home out of a lifetime of memories. The best approach at this stage is to channel your logical head (easier said than done) by considering the size of space in your new unit and what you’ll need going forth. Undoubtedly you’ll have too many belongings to take, so pace yourself and take one room at a time. Many removal companies nowadays will help you pack, move your belongings and settle at your new home. Planning your move, taking your time, asking the right questions and engaging professionals will empower you to make the right decision and guide you through the journey. Emma Plasier, Principal, Director. Phone 5474 9572 shineretirement.com.au
Sunshine Coast band performs for a fundraiser ONE of Fiona Simpson’s passions is singing and she loves the occasions she gets to perform with the Sunshine Coast Concert Band. Most years she manages to fit in at least one performance with the band and Saturday, June 18 she will be back by popular demand. A concert by the band for Sailability Sunshine Coast will have Fiona performing in her role as patron for both the Concert Band and Sailability. Sunshine Coast Concert Band will celebrate their 20th anniversary this August and in that time have assisted groups to raise more than $500,000. ■ Sailability’s Swingin’ Saturday Party is on Saturday, June 18 at 2pm, Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina. Cost: $15 for adults, for children, disabled and their carers – a donation would be appreciated. Afternoon tea provided. Tickets available at the door. Info: Alan Winter Phone 5477 1037.
Retirement living at Caloundra Rise, allows you the freedom to do all the things you dreamed of when you retire. With no maintenance to worry about and your gardens and grounds cared for, you’ll have plenty of time to do as much or as little as you like. Located 5 minutes from the heart of Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, well-appointed homes are now selling from only $340,000. Onsite caravan storage facilities are also available. You’re only a short distance away from magniﬁcent beaches and picturesque hinterland. Set in private and beautiful surroundings, Caloundra Rise is a sought after residence amongst discerning retirees. Living here you’ll be part of a community of people just like you. There’s always a variety of activities to enjoy both within Caloundra Rise and the wider community. And for your added peace of mind we have a range of home care and residential aged care options available should the need arise in the future.
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Respect, value our seniors BUSINESS owner and former steel worker Bill Gissane is Labor’s candidate for Fisher in the upcoming federal election. Mr Gissane is convinced the senior vote could be one of the deciding factors in this election. “Older Australians contribute $65.7 billion a year to the economy as workers, carers and volunteers,” Mr Gissane said. “And how does the Liberal government reward them? With retrospective changes to superannuation, a $1.2 billion cut to aged care funding and cuts to the PBS. “A Shorten Labor Government will appoint a Minister for Ageing and develop a National
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Strategy for an Ageing to ensure Australia becomes an age-friendly nation. “As a semi-retired 58-year-old with an 80-year-old father, I understand intimately the pressures and strains of the ageing.
“I look forward to proudly representing the people of Fisher, and being a genuine voice for older Australians.” ■ The federal election is on July 2. Pre-poll voting open on June 14.
Candidate understands voters’ frustration SCOTT Anderson is Labor’s candidate in the seat of Fairfax. He is a 28 year old IT consultant who attended Mountain Creek State Primary and State High Schools and now lives in Nambour. He is the father of two boys aged two and four. Scott commutes to Brisbane each day to work in the IT industry. He understands the daily frustration many coast residents face in commuting and the tremendous difficulties they face in trying to find suitable employment on the coast. Scott is committed to providing the people of
The federal election is on Saturday, July 2. Pre-poll voting locations open on June 14.
Courage to embrace change
I INHERITED my love of politics from my father and I know he would be proud. I am passionate about: ■ Supporting a fair society where everyone can get world-class public health care, education and services, regardless of their income ■ A fairer tax system and ending political donations from big business and the mining industry ■ Taking action on global warming including saving our Great Barrier Reef and ensuring its survival into the future. Transitioning to a new economy based on clean, renewable energy which will create thousands of jobs in design and construction of renewable energy projects. I support older people having a right to choose their level of independence and participation – socially, economically and
Greens candidate Sue Etheridge.
politically. I also believe in the effective management of chronic disease and support better palliative care. I was born at Tara, Queensland, and raised on a sheep and wheat property, later moving to Toowoomba with my parents, where I started work at the Commonwealth Bank at 15. I am 55 and live locally
Fairfax with effective representation, something that has been sadly lacking for decades and over the last three years in particular. "I believe older Australians deserve fair,
affordable, quality services to ensure they can age well, in their own homes and communities". Scott will stand up for all of the residents of Fairfax so that the region is not left behind.
VOTE 1 SUSAN ETHERIDGE FOR FAIRFAX
with my family, including two adult children, a daughter and son. After 23 years in varied banking positions, I am now a part-owner and accounts manager of a successful local business. Future generations deserve a better world. For this to happen, we must have the vision and courage to embrace change.
AUTHORISED BY K. Carra, 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor, Qld 4030
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TAKE a trip down a quiet country lane in Palmwoods on Saturday, June 18 from 9am-4pm, to experience a magnificent park-like garden and also support a worthy cause. Owners of Jatlen Park, at 72 Winston Rd South, Palmwoods, Terry and Glen Sheahan, are throwing their garden open to benefit Give Me 5 for Kids, a fund raising event, in conjunction with FM 92.7 to benefit sick children. Entry is $5 with children free. Terry and Glen are very keen to share the garden and having been in business in the area for more than 20 years are hoping to catch up with some of their customers. On the open day, their camellias will be in bloom as well as azaleas and many other plants in bloom. “As the name suggests, Jatlen Park has a park-like appearance and an open
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outlook that takes advantage of the borrowed landscape and a low set modern home, softened by plantings, paving and rock edgings,” she said. “The garden is divided into different areas by low camellia and lily pilly hedges and jasmine covered fences with access through vine covered arches. “There are extensive lawns bordered by layered neatly clipped mixed hedgings with specimen trees including Gordonia axillaris, Magnolia stellata, Magnolia soulangiana, Magnolia grandiflora and Jacaranda. There is also a mature Avocado tree housing a secret garden with orchids, ferns, staghorns, begonias and anthuriums.” Gardens are located on all sides of the house and are gently banked to accommodate the natural
slope and are shaded with young trees hung with orchids and ferns. There are mass plantings of Agapanthus around Palm Trees and Pandanus in the front lawn and a curved terrace hedged with purple altenera. Behind the house there is ‘Jasmine Cottage’, a trompe l’oeil B&B. with a wishing well, a shed covered in Alice du Pont Mandevilla and a kitchen garden with fruit trees and well-tended vegetables. At the rear of the property is a large lake with an island accessed by a causeway. Terry has built a Japanese bridge over the overflow which reflects in the water lily covered lake as does the Melaleuka wetland behind. Jatlen Park can accommodate cars and small bus parking on the property. All areas of the garden are accessible.
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It’s Time to Lend a Hand Volunteers are the heart and soul of helping others in need “Volunteers are at the heart of Bloomhill”, Mervat Quirke, Bloomhill General Manager said. “Their contribution is enormous and enables us to provide a high level of care to our growing number of clients. By lending a hand, Bloomhill volunteers find helping others not only rewarding but they also enjoy the warmth of
friendship and being part of a team.” As a local Sunshine Coast charity, Bloomhill Cancer Care receives no ongoing government funding and relies on donations and fundraising to ensure the continuation of their valuable services. These services include transport to appointments, counselling services, respite care,
complimentary therapies, lymphoedemia treatments and nursing support. Bloomhill’s volunteer network spans across all areas of operational requirements. From Op Shop retail positions, event fundraising, respite buddy care and transport drivers to baristas, administration and concierge duties, there really is a volunteer
position for everyone. Throughout National Volunteer Week, Bloomhill’s annual recognition breakfast was held on the deck at the Buderim Client Care Centre. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Bloomhill Volunteer, please contact Alex on 5445 5794.
GOOD MORNING: Bloomhill’s annual recognition breakfast was held on the deck at the Buderim Client Care Centre.
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Have you lost track of a handy nest egg? THINK MONEY PAUL CLITHEROE AUSTRALIANS spend close to $6 million each week on scratch lotto tickets in the hope of picking up some extra cash. Yet billions of dollars of forgotten money is sitting in government coffers just waiting to be claimed. Some of it could be yours. Our money watchdog ASIC says there is a pool of $1.2 billion in unclaimed bank accounts, life insurance, shares and other investments. Since mid-2013, unclaimed money has been earning interest. So you could have a tidy nest egg you may be unaware of. While many of the unclaimed amounts are for a few hundred dollars,
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Big changes to super, including retirement income streams TREASURER Scott Morrison’s 2016/17 Budget contained a number of important changes to the superannuation system, including retirement income streams and tax changes. Depending on your perspective the announcements were a mix of both good, and bad, news – with a couple of surprises thrown in for good measure. Note: These measures are proposals only and will need passage of legislation to become law. Some key “super” announcements: ■ Catch-up concessional contributions: For people who have not contributed their maximum allowable concessional contributions in any one year – they will now be able to catch up by contributing any unused amounts. Unused amounts can be carried forward for a period of up to five years. This will apply from 1 July 2017 and will specifically benefit those who take career breaks, but will be limited to individuals who have less than $500,000 in superannuation. ■ Contributions for older Australians: Currently – people aged 6056089aa
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The surprise announcement in this year’s Budget was to impose a lifetime limit on non-concessional contributions of $500,000 per-person. between 65 and 74 wishing to make contributions to their super must meet the requirements of an annual work test. The work test requirement will be removed from 1 July 2017. This will benefit those who wish to make contributions to super – even when they are not working. ■ Low-income spouses: Effective from 1 July 2017, the current low-income spouse superannuation tax offset (of up to $540) will be enhanced. The income threshold for the spouse for whom a contribution is being made will go up from $10,800 to $37,000. ■ Super transfer balance cap: This was one of the “surprises”. While there are no limits on the amount someone can have in superannuation – the government have now introduced a $1.6 million superannuation transfer balance cap on the total amount of super that an individual can transfer into their retirement phase accounts. ■ Non-concessional
contribution lifetime limit: Non-concessional contributions are personal contributions that come from money made after-tax. The surprise announcement in this year’s budget was to impose a lifetime limit on non-concessional contributions of $500,000 per-person. ■ This measure would be effective as of 3 May 2016! Non-concessional contributions made between 1 July 2007 and 3 May 2016 will be taken into account when applying the lifetime limit. ■ Low income super tax offset: from 1 July 2017. This provides a tax offset to super of up to $500 to low income earners (income of less than $37,000 per annum), and compensates them for tax paid on contributions made to super on their behalf. It replaces the former Low Income Superannuation Contribution. ■ Tax deductions for personal contributions: From 1 July 2017 anyone under the age of 75 will be
able to claim a tax deduction for their personal super contributions, up to their concessional contribution cap ($25,000) – regardless of their employment situation. As most of the initiatives are not due to take effect until July 1, 2016, there is time toput strategies in place to manage your retirement savings. For more Information, contact Tim Maher at Maher Digby Securities Pty Ltd - Financial Advisers – AFSL No. 230559.The information contained in this article has also been devised from the 2016 Federal Budget Papers, Ministerial statements, associated materials, and our interpretation of them. This document is to be used as general information only and should not be considered a comprehensive statement on any matter and should not be relied upon as such. This document has been prepared without taking into account any individual objectives, financial situation or needs. You should assess whether the information is appropriate for you and consider talking with your financial adviser before making an investment decision.
What you need to know about wills THIS month’s article marks the halfway point of our eight-part series focusing on things to know when making a Will. 4. Your Will doesn’t cover all your assets Many people believe that if they have a will, it covers all their assets. However, some assets aren’t automatically covered by your will; superannuation is one of these assets. Your superannuation is held by the trustee of your superannuation fund and there are special rules that govern how a trustee can distribute your superannuation after you die. Your superannuation fund may permit you to make what is called a binding death nomination, which allows you to
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determine who will receive your superannuation after you die. In a binding death nomination you can nominate for your superannuation to be paid to your estate, in which case your superannuation will then be distributed in accordance with the terms of your Will. Alternatively, you can make a binding death nomination nominating a spouse, child or other dependant to be the beneficiary of your superannuation, in which
case your superannuation will simply be paid directly to the nominated beneficiary. If your superannuation fund does not allow you to make a binding death nomination or you choose not to make a binding death nomination, then the trustee will decide whether to pay your superannuation to your estate, spouse, child or dependant. When making or reviewing a Will, it is important to also make or review any nominations that you may have made with respect to your superannuation. This information is intended as general legal information only for people living in Qld and is not a substitute for individual legal advice.
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SINTRA: There’s one special place close to Lisbon that no visitor should miss, whether for a few days or just an easy day trip.
Portugal’s royal jewel By Phil Hawkes
DE PENA: On a clear day, it’s seen from Lisbon.
"Perhaps in every respect the most delightful town in Europe" -- Lord Byron IF Portugal is on your travel agenda, there’s one special place close to Lisbon that no visitor should miss, whether for a few days or just an easy day trip. This is the historic town of Sintra, a World Heritage Site which has been the site of human civilisation since Paleolithic times, evidenced by fragments of ceramics and utensils discovered by archaeologists. More visibly interesting is the town’s history as a retreat for Portuguese royalty and wealthy Lisbonites, with fine palaces, extravagant mansions and decorative gardens. The pine covered hills and maritime climate are ideal for resort-style activities. Added to that is today’s funky town centre with traditional buildings and cobblestone streets (ladies beware: forget the heels) lined with cafes, restaurants and boutiques. A day trip from Lisbon is hardly enough to enjoy all of Sintra’s delights, yet when
De Monserrate, the traditional resort of Portuguese court.
you’re on a busy itinerary it may be all you can manage… so here are some of the highlights. that should not be missed. Palacio National de Sintra Although there was an ancient Moorish castle on this site, the present building dates back to the 14th century and is an interesting mixture of Moorish, Gothic and Manueline styles. Castelo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle) Set among the forests, this castle was built by the North African Moors to protect their fertile agricultural lands, but was conquered by the Crusaders in the 12th century. Palacio de Pena Extravagant and colourful, the palace was commissioned by King Ferdinand II in 1842 following his instructions to "create a scene from an opera". Palacio de Monserrate Designed and commissioned in 1858 by an Englishman, Sir Francis Cook, this palace is the smallest but arguably the most beautiful, set among romantic subtropical gardens that have been described as a masterpiece of landscaping and botanical engineering.
Castelo dos Mouros was constructed during the 8th and 9th centuries.
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Outback Hall of Fame A tribute to outback pioneers NOT everyone gets the chance to pass on some history of the nation. Yet that’s just what Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame CEO Lloyd Mills gets to do every day. The former Caloundra RSL business manager considers it a privilege to be able to help pay a tribute to the pioneers of the outback and pass that legacy on to the coming generations. “Australians understand that the bush built the city,” Lloyd tells me as we walk through the landmark at the eastern entry to Longreach. “Everyone carries a bit of bush in them. It’s bringing that out in them.” After 22 years at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, Lloyd moved to Outback Queensland Tourism as general manager and after two years in that role the CEO position at the Hall of Fame came up. He asked the family what they wanted to do:
stay in Longreach or move back to Caloundra? They knew it would be for three to five years. But as Lloyd says, the answer was easy considering their youngest child been in Outback Queensland longer than he was at Caloundra. “It’s got everything you need but not everything you want,” he says of Longreach. Lloyd’s biggest change in the move from coast to country was leaving friends, especially after surfing for 35 years. Yet the beauty is a barbecue of a Sunday. “There is not much chance of being rained out,” he says with a grin. And in the outback, where you get used to the unexpected, Lloyd without hesitation says the most unusual thing he has seen was a German traveller with his worldly goods in a wheelie bin, and he was 350km down the Birdsville Track. Yet the grey nomad market is very strong throughout the outback,
RURL HISTORY: The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame at Longreach.
Lloyd says, with the demand for camper trailers enormous. “People are wanting an earthy experience, and the confidence increased tourism will bring to the outback is going to grow.” A highlight of a visit to the Hall of Fame is the Outback Stockman’s Show, a light hearted but
informative look at caring for stock horses and sheep dogs. The children loved the animal nursery but the big attraction was the brahman bull walking through the foyer. Remembering what goes in, must come out... you simply cannot beat poo jokes.
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IN NEW York, there is diverse architecture, mind-blowing museums and people with attitude. But there’s also something else – cheap, expensive, different and thoroughly enthralling shopping experiences, all wrapped up in a satinribboned box of history. Yes, stretching between the marvels of Macy’s to the glitter of Tiffany’s and notoriety of Bloomingdales is an eclectic range of curiosity, retro, vintage and everything-else stores, many in the boroughs. The lure of visiting what’s known as the world’s biggest department store was too big for me to resist. I walked in and was greeted with a thumpy, bumpy blast of disco music. I looked up and there was the coolest looking African American woman doing the DJ thing on an upper floor. Sure put me in the mood for the ball-breaking sale going on on three floors. And if you’re going to Macy’s, you must act like an American and wear your running shoes. Macy’s in Herald Square covers an entire city block, has 11 levels and encompasses almost 205,000sq m of retail space. You don’t want to be caught out with the wrong shoes. When the store opened in 1902, it mightn’t have been disco music bringing in the customers, but it could have been the
Thanks to the ladies from Sex in the City, Bloomingdales was on my bucket list. escalator. Macy’s Herald Square building was the first in the district to have a modern-day escalator. So if you can’t face the shopping, there’s plenty of history to get in touch with. The opening of the classic holiday film Miracle on 34th Street takes place in 1947 and Is set in Macy’s Herald Square, showing off the store’s iconic Santa Claus and festive holiday decor. Thanks to the ladies from Sex in the City, Bloomingdales was on my bucket list. I can tell you it felt good to be part of this upmarket store and know that my refined taste was shared with global celebrities. As it turns out, Bloomingdales, founded in 1861, is a chain of luxury department stores owned by Macy’s. And then there’s Tiffany & Co. This time it was visions of the gorgeous, elfin-like Audrey Hepburn in the classic movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s that drove me into this magnificent granite and limestone, art decoinspired establishment. The world-renowned Tiffany & Co store is at the corner of Fifth Ave and
57th St. It opened its doors for business on October 21, 1940, and its style is as timeless as ever. In Chelsea, a neighbourhood on the West Side of Manhattan, another side of the diverse New York life is presenting itself in the form of op shops, vintage stores, art studios, curiosity and costume stores. But this grungy atmosphere has also acted like a magnet for the bigger stores – Barneys CO-OP – which replaced the much larger original Barneys flagship store, Comme des Garcons and Balenciaga boutiques, as well as being near Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Christian Louboutin. Chelsea Market, on the ground floor of the former Nabisco Building, is a destination for food lovers. Put aside at least one day for a sightseeing tour of Chelsea. Everything I have mentioned only provides a minute snapshot of New York retail stores. Visitor Group Programs Want to experience more of Macy’s? Many of the stores offer custom-designed programs that package together savings, fun, fashion and style tips, as well as exciting events, and can cater to your group’s specific needs. Group programs are by reservation only and are fee-based. See the Macy’s website for details.
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An evening of beautiful songs AUSTRALIAN Global Entertainment presents Mark Vincent, one of the finest tenor voices not only in Australia but the world. Mark is bringing his stunning new show to Caloundra Arts Centre. Mark, who is just 22, has won the hearts of Australians. He will be performing songs of the great tenor repertoire including Granada, The Impossible Dream, Somewhere, With A Song In My Heart, Nessun Dorma and many more. There will also be lovely duets, supported by the Serenade Orchestra and vocalist Monique Montez. Mark has emerged as one of the most remarkable voices of his generation after winning Australia’s Got Talent in 2009 at the age of 15. Mark’s career has taken on a stratospheric rise. Being signed by Sony Music record label he
TENOR: Mark Vincent
became the only classical artist in Australian history to have released six albums by the time he was 20. Sales from those albums are close to a
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Nunsense the Musical lights up with laughter CALOUNDRA locals will be able to share in the laughter and hilarity of Nunsense the Musical when the popular musical is performed at Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company this July. The Nunsense presenting partner is Caloundra Community Bank branch. With the branch’s support, the musical shares the misadventures of five nuns who are trying to manage a fundraiser. The funds are to help bury four of their own after The Little Sisters of Wurtulla discover their cook, Sister Julia, has accidentally poisoned 53 nuns. They have buried 49 but have no money left to bury the remaining four who remain in the convent freezer. The resultant hilarity and confusion reign supreme. Caloundra Community Bank branch director Henk Reinking said the branch was committed to providing ongoing funding to the Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company so locals could enjoy quality performances. “We have enjoyed our long association with the
Theatre Company sand each year this highly talented group individuals raise the bar that bit more,” Mr Reinking said. “We encourage everyone to come along and enjoy this entertaining production but you have to get in quick. They are that good their performances always sell out.” This popular musical has had over 5000 productions worldwide. The well-known principals are Julie Marks, Helen Butcher, Maria Lindsay, Barbara Moles and Amanda Zinn. Sets by Barry Roger, painted by Ruth Bowie with costumes by Merryl Terrey ensure this is another spectacular show for all. Where: CCTC Theatre 3 Piringa St, Wurtulla. When: Evenings at 7.30pm July 8, 9, 15,16, 22, 23. Matinees at 2pm July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24. Special preview July 6 at 7.30pm $20. Tickets: Adults $30, Concessions $28, FOC/members/groups $25, children $15. Bookings essential. Phone Ann 5437 2719 or email cctcbookings@ aapt.net.au.
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Tribute to Queen of Pop
THE Judy Henzell Sunshine Melodies Concert Series present Nikki Bennett’s Helen Reddy Show performing at The Events Centre, Caloundra on Wednesday, June 29 at 11am. As the “Queen of 70s Pop”, Helen Reddy rose to massive international superstardom. With 15 singles in the American top 40 and three #1 hits in the same year, her signature tune, I
Nikki Bennett presents the music of Helen Reddy
Am Woman became the feminist anthem of a generation and earned her the honour of becoming the first Australian ever to win a coveted Grammy Award in the USA. During her extraordinary career she starred in Hollywood movies and on the West End, played to sell out houses in Vegas and around the world, was
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the first Australian to host her very own variety show on an American network television and the first woman in the United States to hold a mortgage and a credit card in her own name. She helped kick start the careers of both Peter Allen and Olivia Newton John... and then she lost it all.
Baby, Somewhere In the Night, Keep on Singing, You and Me Against the World and many, many more, this is a truly first class tribute to one of the great pioneering female performers of our time, and truly an Australian that we should all be proud of. Added extras: A complimentary
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In this beautiful one woman show, Nikki Bennett’s performance captures the essence of this amazing artist through her life story, with all of its extraordinary highs and lows. Packed with hits including I Am Woman, Delta Dawn, No way to Treat a Lady, I Don’t Know how to Love Him, Angie
morning tea is included in the ticket price and will be served from 10am. VENUE: The Events Centre, Caloundra DATES: Wednesday, June 29 TIME: 11am, complimentary morning tea at 10am TICKETS: Full price: $17. Group 10+: $15.50 BOOKINGS: Phone 5491 4240 or visit www.theeventscentre. com.
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THE outstanding comedy Blood Brothers, a play written by renowned playwright Willy Russell, has at last come to the Sunshine Coast. Set in England commencing around the 1960s, the story tells of fraternal twins who were separated at birth. One brother was raised in poverty with his natural mother and the other was raised in a family of privilege. Even though the two boys are raised with different backgrounds, they end up becoming the best of friends until a misunderstanding leads to an unexpected result. The play follow the trials and tribulations of the twins, Eddie and Mickey, as they grow into adulthood. Eddie has a hard and difficult life struggling with just living or even just keeping a job as an economic downturn and soaring unemployment affected the whole country and particularly the
BLOOD BROTHERS: Alice Rae as Mrs Lyons and David Frank as the narrator and critical moralist.
industrialised north. Eddie, on the other hand, enjoys a privileged background with private schooling and a university education. This is a very innovative and artistic production by Catherine Steer, one of the Sunshine Coast’s highly experienced and qualified directors. Catherine runs the Queensland School of Performing Arts in Nambour, and
non-naturalistic theatre is a favoured theatre style of hers. Blood Brothers is non-naturalistic in style and this adds to the charm and audience appeal of the production. If you would like to see a great play with comedy mixed with tragedy and a good yarn performed by an excellent cast and very ably directed, then don’t miss this BATS production of Blood Brothers. Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall (corner of Main and Church Sts, Buderim) When: June 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7.30pm, Matinee June 19 and 25 at 2pm Tickets: Adults $25, Concession $23, Members $21, Group Bookings 8 + $22pp (must be pre-paid) Seating – Book a table of eight or just book and share a table. The Belfry Bar will be open for evening performances. Book at www.batstheatre .com.
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In this beautiful one woman show, Nikki Bennett’s performance captures the essence of the amazing Helen Reddy through her life story, with all of its extraordinary highs and lows.
WED 29 JUNE AT 11AM Tickets: $17.00 | Groups 10+ $15.50
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Flowers back for bloomin’ carnival SWING ON THIS: will be at Noosa Long Weekend.
80 events for Long Weekend NOOSA Long Weekend Festival has once again pulled out all stops to assemble the best of local, national and international talent across a multi-faceted program to be presented in Noosa from July 15-24. This year’s program
has a wide range of entertainment options including music, dance, theatre, cabaret, film, food, literature, a festival of thought, events for the kids, workshops, a new inclusion Locale After Dark and an opening Carnivale parade in celebration of the
festival’s 15th year. The Hastings Street parade will include street musicians, performers, stilt walkers, jugglers, dancing girls and an abundance of feathers. It will end on Noosa Beach with a spectacular Twilight Skydiving display finale with Super Heroes
jumping and soft landing on to the beach as well as other festive surprises. ■ View the program and secure event tickets on the website www. noosalongweekend.com or phone The J Theatre on (07) 5329 6560.
TO SAY prepare your petals, ready your ears and cleanse your palates is an understatement. In a major floral design coup, Carnival will this year host three of Australia’s leading names in Charlie Albone, Annita Bokobli and Bart Hassam. Musically, the lineup is the envy of festivals nationally with Australian music royalty set to perform over three days at the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival – the internationally acclaimed singersongwriter Tim Finn; The Whitlams with the Toowoomba Concert Orchestra in what will be a spectacular concert
event; songstress Katie Noonan, and a roll call of musical greats in Birds of Tokyo, Montaigne, Emma Louise, The Chantoozies, Eurogliders and the Models. One of the most popular chefs in the country in Miguel Maestre will lend his blend of culinary flavour. Toowoomba Regional Council mayor Paul Antonio said the carnival was and would continue to be a stand-out event on the Australian calendar. Event Details: ■ Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers: September 16-25 ■ Check the program at www.tcof.com.au
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THE click of models’ heels hitting pavement would usually seem out of place in a horse stable, but it could not have been more fitting for White Label Noba’s Earth+Country launch. Horses quietly munched on chaff from behind garments and accessories that lined the stalls of narrow stables, nestled at the back of the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane. As models walked over strewn hay and guests lounged on the bales lining the “catwalk”, the two opposing themes create a juxtaposition of country-style elegance. It wasn’t only the setting marked by contrast, the AutumnWinter ‘16 Collection features texture combinations of suede and wool, fluffy feathers and sequins, prints and plaids, leather and cotton, all with a warm palette of black, tobacco and milk. “The collection itself is based on four geometric patterns… and that ranges from pants to shirts to maxi dresses
and evening wear,” White Label Noba founder, owner and designer Tracey Watkins said. On Friday, May 13, the fashion lifestyle brand launched 40 looks to about 160 guests, catering for every age and size. “We have a lady who shops in our store in Hawthorne and she’s 70 and her granddaughter bought her outfit for her 21st on the same day, so that was amazing,” Mrs Watkins said. “I think one of our greatest achievements is that we’ve managed to do something for both petite to plus and younger to senior.” White Label Noba aims to launch two collections a year and this is the third event of which Alzheimer’s Australia is the beneficiary. “My mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and her demise was fairly quick and I just watched how difficult it was for our
family,” Mrs Watkins said. “I went to Alzheimer’s Australia here in Brisbane and I found a huge need for people being able to resource a family liaison and support in that environment.” Background: Tracey Watkins studied interior design and ran her own business. It was during her studies that she worked and modelled for Maggie Tabberer, an iconic Australian fashion leader and role model for millions. It was Maggie T who provided Mrs Watkins the inspiration she sought to feed the existing hunger to design and create beautiful clothes and shoes for all women, not just the perfect 10s of the world. She followed her heart and four years, eight seasons and three limited-edition MBFF ranges later, White Label Noba has pride of place in women’s wardrobes across the country.
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Solve the anagrams. Each solution is a one-word anagram of the letters beside it, and the five solutions are sequential. For example, if the fiveletter solution starts with J, the six-letter solution starts with K, and so on.
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Find a finished crossword by deleting one of the two letters in each divided square.
R U M B A
How many words of four letters or more can you make? Each letter must be used only once and all words must contain the centre letter. There is at least one nine-letter word. No words starting with a capital are allowed, no plurals ending in s unless the word is also a verb. TODAY: Good 25 Very Good 30 Excellent 38
C H I M P
WORD GO ROUND
A T L A S
ACROSS: 5 Genoa, 8 Umbrella, 9 Inuit, 10 Brezhnev, 11 Stoep, 14 BTU, 16 Twelve, 17 Raisin, 18 Lei, 20 Pyrex, 24 Pfeiffer, 25 Dates, 26 Red Dwarf, 27 Akron. DOWN: 1 Rugby, 2 Ibsen, 3 Delhi, 4/6 Albert Einstein, 7 Olive oil, 12 Swayback, 13 Alter ego, 14 Bel, 15 Uri, 19 Eiffel, 21 Birds, 22 Offal, 23 Kraft.
Down 2. Spent less (10) 3. Ecstatic (4) 4. Reliable (6) 5. Concurs (6) 6. Illicit (8) 7. Chops (4) 11. Confront (4,4-2) 13. Strangle (8) 16. Place of safety (6) 17. Cow-like (6) 18. Skin complaint (4) 20. Hastened (4)
WORD GO ROUND
Across 1. Dread (4) 8. Provoke into hostility (10) 9. Start up (8) 10. Intentions (4) 12. Indecent, mildly obscene (6) 14. Carefully sorted (6) 15. Loan shark (6) 17. Unhelpful and argumentative (6) 18. Mine shaft (4) 19. Top class (4-4) 21. Carelessness (10) 22. Cold and damp (4)
S J E B M W S U P P A B D J A
T I C K M T H R O U G H O U T
I Z O G Y X O Z R Q R F E S T
C O N D U C T O R T I S S U E
K F O Q N I W J I P C A N C N
S U M M I T E A D J U S T E D
R S I L V P R A G T L Y Q D E
A R C E E A S I E S T T A I D
C M D M R O T C B G U D P T J
R E G I S T E R T P R O P E R
O H E S I L A S B E A C L X I
B U R N T F D I S P L A Y E D
A F M L I H I V U S K G I O G
T R A V E L L E R S E K N E E
S P N A S P Y S E C E M G F S
Work out which squares need to be deleted to reveal a completed crossword. Solution opposite
T S H R P O U A G H D O U A T S T I E C K
I C K S O U O N O M I D M U N I V C T O T O A R R I D G J R I C U L S S E S N T U E T E N D E
A C R O R E C G E I E R S I A T S T E A I R E S P T U R A O A P P L I E D R I
D I S P L A Y E D B U R N T
K I N G E G E S A T R M A V I E L I L E U R S
E Y S N S
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