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Issue 233 | Thursday, 20 October 2016

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Pink’s got paddle power MORE than 300 paddlers dressed in pink and took to the water to raise awareness of breast cancer on Sunday 16 October. Many of those paddling in the annual Paddle in Pink event were cancer survivors or were paddling in the memory of loved ones they have lost to the devastating disease. But the mood on the day was one of triumph and inspiration as cancer “thrivers” inspired those paddling next to them to never give up. Stories of survival and loss were shared but so were cheers of encouragement and compliments for great pink costumes, while new friendships were formed and bonds reinforced. The event brought together the young and old, those who had survived the disease and those who simply wanted to support their fellow community members who might be facing the struggle of a cancer diagnosis. Residents living in homes that backed onto the sound knew instantly the message the people in pink were sharing and shouted encouragement from the banks of the river. The annual Paddle in Pink is one of Noosa’s most spectacular community events and this year the group of pink paddlers raised more than $7000 for cancer research. Turn to page 2 for more photos of the great day on the water.

Noosa Sound became a sea of pink on Sunday 16 October for the annual Paddle in Pink fundraiser.

Bus cuts roll out By Jolene Ogle NOOSA families with special needs children who rely on bus services to get to school are facing an uncertain future as the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) inches closer. The cancellation of local bus contracts has caused concern among parents and sparked outrage among service providers such as Ace Buses director Jane Stevens who has launched a petition to call on the Government to provide more infor-

mation on the changes to transport for special needs students. “The kids need stability and continuity,” she said. “We have emergency plans for the kids and we’ve formed relationships with the parents. This is ludicrous.” Ms Stevens said her company received a letter in August advising the bus operators that their contracts would cease on 31 December 2019 and since then Ms Stevens has only received word that the Government is “working on” the issue and nothing further.

Ms Stevens has gained support for her petition from a number of politicians including Minister for Education Kate Jones, who called on the Federal Government to clarify how transport assistance for students with a disability would be delivered beyond 2019. “Every day more than 5000 students with a disability are supported to travel to and from their home to state schools,” she said. Ms Jones said under the national agreement entered into by the former government, school transport assis-

tance for students with a disability will transition to the NDIS, but parents, carers and bus operators have been left wondering what the transition will mean. “Communities are telling me they have serious concerns as they have received no information from the Federal Government about how these services will be provided under the NDIS post-2019. “This is unacceptable for students and their families,” she said. A petition has been launched online but Noosa MP Glen Elmes has

labelled the Minister’s campaign as “scaremongering”. “I am extremely disappointed that there are three members of Parliament, one of whom is a Minister, who chose not to pick up the phone and ask relevant questions before joining a campaign that does nothing more than incite fear among families who are already struggling,” he said. “The notion to start a petition calling for the Federal Government to act is nothing more than scaremongering. Continued page 4

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Sound transforms into pink sea This year, cancer survivor Christine Mays won the Bic Sup paddle board prize and Richard Ghent, who paddled in memory of his sister Rosie, won the BCF kayak for their efforts on the day. Event patron Sandy Bolton helped motivate paddlers from the support boat, while Member for Noosa Glen Elmes, Noosa mayor Tony Wellington and councillor Ingrid Jackson cheered on participants and councillors Frank Pardon and Brian Stockwell took part on the water. The Sunshine Coast Dragons Abreast Pink Serpent team led the way, taking off from the starting line first as paddlers made their way around Noosa Sound to finish at Noosa Lions Park. Plans are already underway for next year’s event to be held on Sunday 15 October. For more photos from the day, visit to see the online gallery.

MORE than 300 paddlers helped make this year’s Paddle in Pink an outstanding success, raising over $7000 for breast cancer research. Each year the team at Boardwalk Boats, led by Lachlan Stevens, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation Sunshine Coast ambassador Sandra Harding, join forces to hold one of Noosa’s most spectacular fundraising events. From 7am on Sunday 16 October, the Noosa Sound turned to a sea of pink as hundreds of breast cancer survivors, family and friends all paddled in pink to raise much-needed funds and work towards a world with no more cancer. Each year two people are chosen as the two who most embodied the spirit of the day through their enthusiasm and costume, winning major prizes donated by event sponsors Bic Sup and BCF.

The Tittie Turtles team took out the prize for the best dressed team.

Lorna Jane Noosa Civic popped in pink.

Sunshine Coast Dragons Abreast fought like girls to pull into Lions Park ahead of the crowd.

Bicsup’s best dressed winner, Christine Mays, says the event is close to her heart after beating breast cancer eight years ago. Pictured with event organiser and Boardwalk Boats owner Lachlan Stevens and major sponsor Bicsup’s Bevan McKavanagh.

Lions Club of Noosa Heads fed hungry paddlers: Marie Sulda, president Graham Esdale, Catherine Panaeff, Rod Jay and John Emmerson.

BCF’s best dressed winner, Richard Ghent, who paddled for his sister Rosie, takes home a kayak for his effort.

Sunshine Coast Dragons Abreast rowed into Lions Park to the beat of a drum.

Mayor Tony Wellington, Councillor Ingrid Jackson, Member for Noosa Glen Elmes and event patron and former councillor Sandy Bolton pretty in pink.

The Bank of Queensland team show their fun side.

Jodi and Debbie, who is recovering from recent brain surgery, had a ball paddling for pink.

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Council takes over the hall By Jolene Ogle THE future of the historical Cooroy Memorial Hall remains uncertain despite Noosa council being expected to take on the trusteeship of the building. In a report presented to the general committee meeting on Monday 17 October, council staff recommended accepting the trusteeship of the Deed of Grant in Trust, which includes the hall and the Cooroy RSL building. The report also recommends the CEO undertakes consultation with the community and Department of Mines and Natural Resources about possible future uses and management of the hall. The consultation would identify a clear use for the building, the financial risks and implications of each option, and the local community’s ability to contribute to the hall’s repair, maintenance and management.

The report also suggests the possibility of replacing the hall with a memorial or recreational park. Report author and director of community services Alan ‘Fox’ Rogers said the purpose of the hall had changed dramatically since it was first built as a memorial to fallen soldiers in 1926 for a cost of £2000. The hall was originally used for showing movies up until the 1960s as well as dances and balls, wedding receptions and church services, school concerts, arts and crafts and public meetings. Mr Rogers said the need for a community hall has declined with the introduction of cinemas, large halls at schools and other spaces available for use throughout the region. Mayor Tony Wellington said the acceptance of the trustee didn’t commit the council to funding or maintenance of the hall but did commit the council to consulting with the community.

The Cooroy Memorial Hall was built in 1926 to honour the fallen soldiers who served in WWI. The building cost £2000 to build and was officially opened on 20 August 1926. Noosa council is expected to take on responsibility for the Cooroy Memorial Hall. “In that regard, I would just like to point out we are doing both the Cooroy RSL and the community a favour by taking on the responsibility of an issue that was not in our making,” he said.

Carols, fireworks, festive cheer THE Noosa River shores will come to life once again this Christmas, thanks to the support of Noosa Council, Noosa Christian Outreach Church and local Noosa businesses. The group of local businesses have pitched in to make the Christmas Carols a reality after sponsorship and funding was not enough to cover costs for the annual festival that draws thousands of locals and visitors to the Noosa River each December. On Sunday 18 December from 7pm, Lions Park Noosaville on Gympie Terrace (Pirate Park) will see the Noosa Carols on the River go ahead this year, fireworks and all, after local businesses pooled together to donate the muchneeded additional funds. Noosa Boathouse owner Phil Bradford said he became concerned when he heard funding had been reduced over the last few years. “After a meeting with Jane Spies from the Christian Outreach Church to discuss what was needed, all it took was a

Deputy Mayor Frank Wilkie said the consultation will put the future of the hall “squarely in the hands of the Cooroy community”. “I like the way it is an open-ended question - what is the best use of that

land and the hall? “It gives the community the chance to think more broadly rather than just the use of the hall, but the land itself,” he said. Councillors are expected to ratify the decision to accept staff recommendations at their ordinary meeting on 20 October.

Expanded use looks to future By Jolene Ogle

Some of Noosa's most iconic businesses have come together to bring Christmas cheer to Noosa: From left, Noosa Springs GM Mark Brady, Noosa Boathouse's Phil and Sarah Bradford, Jane Spies from the Christian Outreach Church with granddaughter Elodie, RACV Noosa Resort manager Darren McClenaghan, Graham Bradford of Netanya and Tourism Noosa CEO Damien Massingham. few phone calls and emails to reach Church so revenue genget local businesses to jump erated this year will go back onboard with their support,” to supporting the event next Phil said. year,” he said. Noosa Boathouse together The Noosa Carols on the with Pepper’s Resort and Spa, River is a free event held on Netanya Noosa, RACV Re- Sunday 18 December at Noosort, Noosa Springs Resort, saville Lions Park from 7pm. Sofitel Noosa, Bella Casa Noosa Boathouse is also holdResort, Ocean Breeze Resort, ing a three-course Christmas Tourism Noosa and Noosa Dinner and Carols on Tuesday Surf Club have collectively 6 December with proceeds contributed $8500 towards going towards the event. the event, with further support Tickets are available now from KC Fireworks providing at $49.50pp and can be purfireworks on the night. Phil Bradford said the car- chased at www.noosaboatols were a great night for the Sponsors are still needed Noosa community at a happy so anyone who would like and festive time of year. “We will continue to assist to contribute to the event the Church this year to struc- can contact Jane through the ture the commercial viability Christian Outreach Church of the free community event on 5449 9658 or email jane@ put on by the Christian Out-

A RECOMMENDATION to allow the lifestyle centre Acres to employ a broader range of uses on site could pave the way for a new age of innovative retail in Noosa. The Acres lifestyle centre sits on an acre block on the edge of a zoned residential area and developer Ralph Rogers has been in a longterm battle with council planning staff over breaches to the approval, which he blames on an out-dated town plan. A report presented to the Planning and Organisation Committee on Tuesday 11 October explains how Mr Rogers has applied for greater flexibility in how space is used within the site. “The intent of the proposal is to allow greater flexibility of uses than previously approved,” the report said. “The application arose following council development compliance action. Some tenants within the centre, such as a dress shop, expanded cafe and other proposed tenants, did not accord with the approval given. “Following meetings with the applicant (Mr Rogers) it agreed to seek a new approval involving a broader range of issues.”

Could Acres be the future of commercial retail spaces nestled in residential zoning? Mayor Tony Wellington said there are two issues competing while considering whether to approve Mr Rogers’ proposal. “I know we would all like to see a development such as this succeed,” he said. “The other is (that) it’s a shame there wasn’t due diligence done at the outset to ensure the zoning was appropriate to the development. “Therefore, we have, to some extent, respect the immediate neighbours to the development who, when the (space) was a nursery ... wouldn’t expect to have a restaurant operating on their doorstep and therefore operating into the evening.” Councillor Brian Stockwell said Acres should be con-

gratulated for its collaborative approach to development, negotiating with the community to ensure a community-supported development was built. “This is a prototype for a type of development that I think we will be encouraging in the future,” he said. “This development actually negotiated with the community to come up with a form of development that was supported locally. “I think that’s really important to say the development has the majority support of those people around it.” Councillors are expected to approve the changes to Mr Rogers’ original development approval at tonight’s (Thursday) ordinary meeting.


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INBRIEF Fight continues NOOSA MP Glen Elmes has thrown his support behind Peregian Springs residents in their fight against major developer Aveo. On Saturday 15 October more than 240 residents met at the Peregian Springs Recreation Club to hold elections for the Peregian Springs Residents Association, a group of residents who have joined together to demand answers from Aveo. Bob Joubert was elected as president while Greg Smith and Grant Thomas were elected to the management committee. Mr Elmes attended the elections and to show his support gave $200 to the group to help with its “start-up costs”.

Arli Bray and her son Zak are not sure what the future will hold for them when the NDIS is rolled-out in 2020.

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Bus cuts roll into view From page 1 “I can assure families in the Noosa electorate that I will work with them and the relevant agencies between now and the end of 2019 to ensure they will have the necessary access to school transport.” One such family left wondering what the future will hold is Arli Bray and her son Zak, who has an intellectual disability, epilepsy and microcephaly and is non-verbal, tube-fed, legally blind and reliant on others for all his daily needs. Ms Bray, a blogger who writes about everyday life as a parent of a special needs child, sends Zak to school on

a Government-funded school bus every morning to travel more than 30 minutes to Nambour Special School. She said families using these services need to know what the plans are for the future. “Families with special needs children are already so exhausted from everyday life, they have no energy to fight this,” she said. “The uncertainty is appalling. It’s been hinted at that we will either need to drive our kids to school ourselves, which would mean two hours of driving each day for us and now way of getting (my daughter) to and from school

as she attends a different school. “Or we will need to arrange a taxi or Uber driver. This is appalling to say the least.” Mr Elmes said he has investigated the “facts around the matter of school transport” and can assure parents that individual NDIS packages include funding to cover costs associated with school transport “giving families the choice of transport methods”. To sign the petition, there is a direct link on Ms Bray’s blog page on Facebook. Search for Inspired by Zak.

NOOSA Shire Council is inviting residents to join this year’s Glossy Black Cockatoo Birding Day to help keep tabs on one of Noosa’s most distinctive bird species. One day per year volunteers come together to survey glossy black cockatoo populations. The glossies have a distinctive cockatoo call, typically fly in pairs or groups of three and feed on the seeds of sheoak trees, which are also known as casuarina trees. They are the smaller of the black cockatoos and are listed as a vulnerable species. The council’s environment services’ Tyron de Kauwe said each year volunteers provide valuable data and information to the Glossy Black Cockatoo Conservancy, an organisation committed to conservation of this species. Glossy Black Cockatoo Birding Day is on Sunday 30 October. The council is inviting anyone who is keen to take part to attend a training session at the council offices from 4pm on Thursday 27 October. “It’s an opportunity for people to learn how to perform the survey and volunteer

for the areas they would like to survey,” Mr de Kauwe said. “Keeping accurate records of the glossies helps our understanding of how these birds live and move around the Noosa area.” The council will host a get-together for volunteers from 5pm at Sunshine Beach State High School on Glossy Black Cockatoo Birding Day. “It’s a great spot to watch the glossies at one of their known drinking spots,” Mr de Kauwe said. To take part in Glossy Black Cockatoo Birding Day, contact Tyron de Kauwe on (07) 5329 6244 or email tyron.dekauwe@noosa.

Museum closed THE Noosa Museum at Pomona will be closed from 24 to 28 October so the council can repair the building’s roof. Workers will replace weathered roof sheets during the four-day project. Built in 1911 and renovated in 1929 and again in 1960, the Factory Street building was Noosa Shire Council’s original chambers. Community services director Alan ‘Fox’ Rogers said the building is of significant historical value. “The collection the building houses is equally valuable so we will be working to repair the roof as quickly as possible,” he said. “We will need to close the museum and the area around the side entrance that leads to the rear parking area while work crews are on site. “We’ll be making every effort to ensure the repairs are in keeping with the building’s character.” Mr Rogers said the council was liaising with the Cooroora Historical Society, the museum’s operator, to ensure the repair work went smoothly. “Council appreciates the community’s patience while the museum is closed,” he said.

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The group is calling out for volunteers to help out at upcoming events around the coast.

Disabled Surfers Association Sunshine Coast is bringing smiles to the faces of young people with disabilities. but also in improving all levels of functioning, including mental health. Councillor Jason O’Pray said he and his family had been volunteers for the organisation for a few years and that the event was a very special way to spend a Saturday morning.

“It is quite an emotional experience seeing how much joy this event brings to the surfers and also to the volunteers,” Cr O’Pray said. “We always go as a family, and my kids have really learnt a lot about what a special gift volunteering can be. “I’d encourage any Coast community members that may have a few hours to spare to come along and lend a hand; we’d love to see as many people down on the beach as possible,” he said. Disabled Surfers Association Sunshine Coast is one of the 16 branches of the Disabled Surfers Association of Australia, which has

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DISABLED Surfers Association Sunshine Coast is calling for volunteers to take to the water with them on Saturday 29 October and help put ‘smiles on the dials’ of people with disabilities. This year will mark the 10th year a group of passionate local volunteers have come together to give people with a range of disabilities an opportunity to ride some waves and have a whole lot of fun. Disabled Surfers Association Sunshine Coast president Tim Byrne said having volunteered as part of the initiative for 12 years, he had seen first-hand the positive impact the experience had on participants. “We have people who look forward to these events all year and focus heavily on their rehabilitation and adapting their regular physical activity to ensure they can get in the water and take part,” Mr Byrne said. “Once they are in the waves their smiles are infectious and they experience such a rush they are really putting themselves out there and making the most of the opportunity," he said. Over 100 volunteers attend each event, but the more volunteers that can assist, the more time surfers can spend in the water. “Each surfer has a team leader assigned to them and then up to 15 volunteers to help negotiate the waves and keep them on the board,” Mr Byrne said. “While you don’t need to be a surfer to get involved, volunteers do need to be relatively fit and strong to be out in the water. The many hands help and we will never turn anyone away. “We are just a passionate group of volunteers that believe that the joy of surfing should be available for anyone to experience no matter what your abilities," he said. Studies have shown physical activity for a person with a disability is important in not only reducing the risk of secondary health problems



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Are you happy? ANYONE who has ever wondered just how happy Noosans are can now find out with a major wellbeing survey. Mayor Tony Wellington is calling for Noosa residents to participate in a regional survey that will help establish Noosa’s overall wellbeing. “If one were to summarise the role of council, it could be argued that our true purpose is to support the wellbeing of our residents,� councillor Wellington said. “In many ways that is council’s focus. Whether it’s through improving services, supporting community groups, providing the best facilities or encouraging appropriate development, fundamentally council seeks to make decisions that help residents enjoy their lives. “I think it’s therefore important for us to see how our community feels about living here in Noosa. “This will also give us a benchmark


to determine our progress in the future.� The survey, run and analysed by the University of Canberra, will create specific data for Noosa. If more than 100 responses are received, the university can also compare the Noosa findings with other local government areas. “Completing this survey will provide an opportunity for us to hold a mirror to ourselves. “It will ask big questions such as how we feel about our society, our health, our access to services and more,� Cr Wellington said. “Governments tend to use statistics such as employment levels, economic growth and GDP to measure success. “All of these measurements really underpin one overwhelming aim and that is to maintain or improve the wellbeing of citizens.

“Thankfully, these days, researchers have very good methodology for measuring subjective wellbeing.� The survey looks to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia. Everyone aged 18 or over who takes part in the survey can enter the draw to win one of 20 prizes worth a total of $9000. Participants can choose to complete either the short or the long version of the survey. The short version takes about 15 minutes. “The more residents who participate, the more accurate the overall results will be. I am really looking forward to finding out how Noosa’s happiness levels compare with other regional locales,� Cr Wellington said. To fill in the survey or for more information visit

A TIME capsule buried 25 years ago will be dug up to mark the centenary of Kin Kin State School this Saturday. Those who took part in the 75th birthday celebrations by burying the capsule will be able to read letters which they wrote 25 years ago, rekindling fond memories of life in Kin Kin in the early 90s. Organisers have been busy all year making contact with as many past school families as possible. And they ask anyone who holds memories from the last 100 years of Kin Kin State School, no matter how small or large, funny or serious to come and join in this special event. Those attending the day have been asked to write a short memoir of their time at Kin Kin State School to help inform the present and future students. The hall played its part in

educating locals by housing the Kin Kin Provisional School until a purpose-built school was constructed. One of the many photographs collected to mark the day is of the official opening of the Kin Kin State School building by MLA David Low on 7 April 1962. The celebrations are this Saturday 22 October, and will begin at the School of Arts Hall from 8am-10am for brunch and some storytelling. The school will be opened from 10am to 2pm, which will give people plenty of time to catch up with old friends. There will be light refreshments available for sale at the Kin Kin Kids Kookaburra Kafe and after 2pm, the focus will be on the Country Life Hotel and reminiscing with food, drinks and entertainment.

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THE 2016 Smile for a Child Charity Golf Day held at Noosa Golf Club recently has raised a staggering amount for children’s charities once again this year. The annual fundraising event raised $25,000 which will help out five children’s charities with $5000 each. With perfect weather for such an event, 38 teams participated with a maximum field of 152. Everyone seemed to enjoy the day and all sponsors are keen to support the event again next year. Glenn Puckeridge from Nooa Golf Club said the event was a huge success and organ-

MEMBER for Noosa Glen Elmes has praised the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016, calling it an act of humanity and compassion. The Bill was passed unanimously in State Parliament last week and will now allow doctors to prescribe cannabis to patients throughout Queensland for health concerns such as severe epilepsy. Mr Elmes has described the passing of the Bill as a prudent step toward lessening pain and suffering. “I believe well-controlled and regulated medicinal cannabis has earned a place in our health-care system and is a humane response to the pain and suffering felt by so many in our community,” he said. “Positive results from extensive research into the therapeutic benefits of medicinal cannabis led the Commonwealth Government to establish a national licensing scheme for medicinal cannabis products in February this year, which paved the way for Queensland to set up our own scheme. “We are living longer thanks to medical advances but sometimes the side-effect of treatment is worse than

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Noosa Civic hits double figures By Hollie Harris CENTRE manager of Noosa Civic Brian Turner was proud to announce the centre’s 10th birthday last week. "Noosa Civic is proud to be celebrating 10 years as part of the community, and we value the role we continue to play as a hub for residents and visitors to the area," Mr Turner said. “In my more than four years as centre manager, I have been particularly proud of our many community partnerships which have delivered a wide range of events, activities and programs that champion local priorities. “One such project, ‘The Community Pantry’, is a recently established collection point in the centre where people can donate food items for distribution to those in need through a partnership with OzHarvest’s regional food rescue program, REAP. "We have received an overwhelmingly positive response from the local community for this program so far," he said. Noosa Civic has a number of exciting events coming soon with plenty of fun family friendly activities planned including school holiday entertainment with Santa’s arrival, on Saturday 12 November. “We know these festivities are highly anticipated, thanks to the fantastic feedback we get from customers and visitors to the centre. “Noosa Civic will also be part-

Noosa Civic turns 10. nering again this Christmas with not-for-profit organisation Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NCIA), to celebrate the natural environment and lifestyle of the Noosa community with a focus on reducing environmental impacts, particularly during the festive season," Mr Turner said.

Giant strides in cycling's profile THE Sunshine Coast has seen a continued growth in cycling over several years with last Friday night kicking off the official opening of Noosa’s newest bike shop, Giant Noosa. Opening night guests included many of the people who helped bring Giant Noosa to life including builders, designers, agents and close friends. Some of Noosa’s cycling community elite were also present with current and former Olympic and pro athletes as well as local legends and enthusiasts alike. Husband and wife team Ian and Louise Vant have built a strong cycling business with their Mooloolaba store ‘Giant Sunshine Coast’, choosing to focus on great customer service and the grassroots cycling community running no-drop shop rides and Liv women’s only rides among other cycling events. Giant Noosa will continue this, catering not only to the converted cyclists but nurturing the newcomers to the sport. Giant Noosa will run “no-drop” mixed group rides every Friday as well as women’s only rides on Tuesday mornings.

Paul Davies, Steve Williams, Ian vant, Justin O'Keefe, Jesse Sutton, Louise Vant, Brendan Butler, Tim Whitburn and Kent Carpenter.

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These bacteria produce D-lactic acid, in quantities that far outweigh the level of lactic acid that should be circulating in your system. Your body naturally produces L-lactic acid through exercise, for brain function, and for energy production. We have an enzyme that can break down the L-lactic acid once it is not needed, though we don’t have an enzyme to break down D-lactic acid formed by these bacteria. High levels of D-lactic acid produced are not removed, leading to colds and flu, pain and muscle tension, fibromyalgia, fatigue, and mental health symptoms such as fogginess, insomnia, depression, anxiety, heart palpitations, and nervous system problems. Focussing on your immune system through times of stress, and developing a strong defence against adrenal fatigue will help. Complete recovery can take a few months, though the positive effects are noticed within 2 weeks. If you feel you may be suffering with this type of immune imbalance, consider getting help, as it only continues to cause gut depletion of nutrients and poor immunity further over time, affecting energy production and your mental state as you age, for life.

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Story Dogs tell their tale By Jolene Ogle ONCE a week Holly the greyhound dons her orange jacket and heads to the Noosa Pengari Steiner School in Doonan to help students read. Holly is part of the Story Dogs program which is designed to offer students a safe, judgment free space for learning to read. Holly attends the school along

with her handler Petra Westphal who has been helping students to read for more than a year. Petra is the co-ordinator of the Story Dogs program for the Sunshine Coast north region and said she loves helping students find a safe place to practise their reading. “I wanted to volunteer and when I got Holly I thought she would be great with kids,” she said. “Holly helps make reading en-

joyable and there is no pressure on the students as they read to her.” Petra said it has been a great experience joining the Story Dogs program and Holly loves it too as she lays in the sun while the students read to her every Monday afternoon. According to the Story Dog philosophy, learning to read is best when the learner can practice in a comfortable space and dogs make great companions because they

promote relaxation, lower blood pressure, don’t judge, laugh or criticise children who are learning to read at their own pace. Every dog that takes part in the program is sponsored by a local business and Arcare Aged Care is Holly’s sponsor. For more information on the Story Dogs program or to have the program visit a school, visit www.

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Story Dog Holly, with handler Petra Westphal, has been helping students learn to read for more than a year.

Noosa Pengari Steiner School student Beau reads to a very relaxed Holly.

THE Noosa District State High School Cattle Show team attended the Hoof and Hook Cattle Competition taking out third placing with the school’s steer, Legend. The NDSHS Cattle Team learnt a great deal first-hand about cattle leading, judging and stockmanship throughout the competition. Year 10 student Ruby Hall said the team had a ball. “While we took out a third with Legend and didn’t place with the other two steers, we still had a blast and it was very much a worthwhile experience,” Ruby said.

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Program for future Preppies NOOSA parents have many options when deciding where to send their children for school and Sunshine Beach State School has worked hard to set themselves apart from other schools by building a strong connection with the local community. SBSS is becoming wellknown for its ‘Prep Transition Program’ which focuses on fostering relationships with their Prep students in the year before they join their Prep program. Transition officers visit child care centres and kindergartens in the local area, con-

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STATE Education Week will be held from Sunday 23 October until Saturday 29 October. This is an opportunity to recognise the talent and achievements of students and teachers in state schools, and showcase their wonderful work to the wider community. World Teachers Day will be held on Friday 28 October.

Senses on overdrive By Hollie Harris NOOSA families are now able to benefit from an exquisite educational art set inspired and created through the collaboration of renowned Australian visual and musical artists, educators and children. It is designed to ignite users' senses as they plunge into the world of colour, music and knowledge. The set has been developed and produced locally with the National Early Learning Years framework and National Curriculum outcomes in mind. Ron Manning a local resident of Noosa created the art and the lyrics for what he called the “Screaming Aussie Alphabet� as part of his larger exhibition at the World Expo held in Brisbane in 1988. Ron is a gentle and gracious man who was born in South London in 1929. He began drawing around the age of five and writing poetry by six years of age. At this age, he created personalised Christmas cards for the customers of his mum’s grocery store. Stamp collecting fasci-

nated him, but it was only Australian stamps that were of interest to him. As he began to draw the stamps in his album, Ron designed the watermark with dot patterns to subtly show it up. Dots became a theme within his art and his passion for Australian culture led him and his wife Betty to migrate to Australia with their children. they settled in Warwick, Queensland, in 1966. Ron’s work has spread throughout the world and can now be found in a number of private collections, including Disney Studio’s in Los Angeles. Founder of A2Z Montessori and Educational Toys at Noosaville, Hani Ghali, said this collection of art sheets for every letter of the alphabet, activity sheets, picture-name cards, CD with the “Aussie Alphabet Song� along with colour and sketch pencils and other stationery had been designed for the whole family to enjoy. When Hani heard about Ron Manning’s story he wanted to bring it to life for everyone to enjoy and learn.

Artist Ron Manning and his “sweetheart� wife Betty. The catchy song helps children to learn both the alphabet and about Australia’s unique wildlife. You can find A2Z down Gateway Drive past Bunnings at Noosaville or jump online at au to see more of this unique and special collection. A percentage of every sale goes directly to Ron’s favourite charity The Royal Children’s Hospital.












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In harmony with nature SET on the edge of the Settlers Cove nature reserve, this home enjoys the luxury of being a tranquil hideaway while located only a short walk from Noosa Junction. This four-bedroom home has been built to exacting standards with only the best finishes, raising the level of expectation for design and quality sure to spark the interest of even the most astute buyer. Outside, the colour palette allows the home to sit harmoniously within the surrounding natural landscaping, while the interior design is modern with polished concrete floors and high ceilings and features a greyscale colour scheme. An innovative and considered lighting design has been thoughtfully installed to create a warm and inviting space throughout. Careful consideration has been given to the floorplan to create a family-friendly space, with the bespoke kitchen conveniently located between the family room and dining space where sliding doors open out to the

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poolside deck and banks of louvered windows allow plenty of natural airflow. There is a formal lounge with sliding doors to an attached, gauzed outdoor room and four spacious bedrooms including the main bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. This property also features extra built-in storage, a double garage, sparkling pool, and an instantaneous gas hot water system, all set on a 1280 square metre block just moments from the best Noosa has to offer.

home essentials ADDRESS: 5 Banksia Avenue, Noosa Heads PRICE: $2.2 million VIEW: Friday 5pm-6pm, Saturday 11am-noon DESCRIPTION: 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car, pool AGENT: Ron Davey for Base Realtors, 0412 206 563


NOOSA HEADS 2115 ‘PEPPERS RESORT’ 5 MORWONG DR 4 Lifestyle & Opulence Stunning Laguna Bay views from this superb lifestyle Villa suited to only the most discerning buyer. Villa 2115 immerses you in 3 spacious levels of beach themed opulence and boasts a master suite as big as many 1 bedroom apartments. This Villa has everything you could wish for! ɒ Fully furnished with a superb inventory. ɒ Open plan living mixed with a relaxed ambience and high quality fittings. ɒ 380m2 over 3 spacious levels, including a huge master suite which occupies one whole level. ɒ Substantial renovation completed in August 2015. ɒ 3 minute stroll to Noosa Main Beach and Hastings Street.



View By Appointment Auction On-site 26 November 2016 Frank Milat 0438 528 148 Shane McCauley 0403 646 930 5447 4499 | Richardson & Wrench Noosa


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House & Home

View Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am Price $875,000

This home radiates a warm, lovely charm and it is now time for a new family to enjoy all of the benefits of living in this exceptionally well located home in a friendly neighbourhood. This lovely home has high ceilings and large open plan living, that flows nicely out to the outdoor entertaining area. This is easy living at its best, that takes full advantage of the northern sunlight. ɒ Located in a quiet cul-de-sac it is an easy walk to the river, cafes and restaurants. ɒ 2 Pac Kitchen with an abundance of cupboards. ɒ Large, tiled, undercover screened patio. ɒ Office or fourth bedroom.

Shane McCauley 0403 646 930 Frank Milat 0438 528 148 5447 4499 | Richardson & Wrench Noosa






Rest & Relax

View By Appointment Price $499,000

635 ‘The Sebel Noosa’ is located in the heart of Hastings Street with access to everything including great coffee! A great bonus is that this apartment is on the top floor with hinterland views in a very quiet location. Enjoy solid income and tax depreciation benefits even your accountant will love. ɒ Popular top floor with Hinterland views. ɒ Large balcony with winter sun. ɒ Recently refurbished with quality fit out. ɒ Right in the middle of Noosa’s boutique cafe strip & directly opposite Noosa’s Main Beach.

Shane McCauley 0403 646 930 Frank Milat 0438 528 148 5447 4499 | Richardson & Wrench Noosa


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home focus

Five acres of paradise POSITIONED in the most prestigious area of Tinbeerwah and nestled on five acres of tropical mature gardens sits this contemporary home designed to make the most of the spectacular ocean and hinterland views on offer. Extensively renovated throughout and now featuring polished Tasmanian oak flooring and custom New Guinea rosewood timber sliding doors, it’s clear to see no expense has been spared in the creation of this home.

Large timber decks and a gourmet kitchen make this property an entertainer’s dream, while high ceilings and a sun-soaked sitting room with floor-to-ceiling windows offer year-round comfort for the occupants. There is plenty of sleeping accommodation, with a large master suite complete with ensuite and beautifully crafted walk-in wardrobe, plus three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate living room located upstairs. There is also a separate guest wing, with

two large bedrooms and an interconnecting bathroom, which enjoys views of the

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swimming pool. This impeccably presented home also features a gas fireplace, custom cedar

ADDRESS: 2 Smiths Road, Tinbeerwah

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PRICE: $2.3 million

ducted air-conditioning and new carpet

VIEW: By appointment


DESCRIPTION: 6 bed, 5 bath, 6 car

All of this is located just 15 minutes

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WEYBA DOWNS ‘WEYCOOLA’ 1A LAKE WEYBA DRIVE Prized & Perfect ‘Weycoola’ is one of the most coveted waterfront land holdings in Noosa. It’s a wonderfully private resort style retreat set on approx 3.4 acres of land with 103m of lake frontage, beautiful grounds and a lovely home. ɒ 3 hole golf course, solar power, bore, delightful gardens. ɒ Infinity pool, teppanyaki BBQ, cabana. ɒ Separate lake house with kitchenette and bathroom. ɒ Gas fireplace, ceiling fans, air-conditioning. ɒ 12 minutes’ drive to Hastings Street Noosa as well as Tewantin and Peregian.




View Saturday 12:30 - 1pm Auction On-site 26 November 2016 Rory Williamson 0423 465 464 Jennifer Carr 0412 158 433 5447 4499 | Richardson & Wrench Noosa 12327181-KC42-16

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Stephen is renowned for his designers vast experience, talent, vision and expertise. He has over 45 years experience in design, multidisciplined in building, interior and furniture design. He holds a “building Services Authority” license for building design, medium rise and building design open. He studied in Australia and UK and worked in Sydney, London and the Middle East.

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ACREAGE LIVING FROM $255,000 • Large blocks, competitively priced • Lot sizes ranging from 4,184m2 – 7,215m2 (Average 5,531m2) • Set in the established neighbourhood of Valdora • 5 minutes from Bruce Highway • 10 mins to Coolum Beach • 10 mins to Sunshine Coast Airport • 20 mins to Maroochydore • 20 mins to Noosa • Close to National Rail Network. • Famous Spirit House restaurant nearby

• Based by the upper reaches of the Maroochy River • Close proximity to Wappa Falls and Wappa Dam • Geographical centre of the Sunshine Coast • Close to Yandina and Eumundi markets • Home to kangaroos and native birdlife • Daytime views include lush rolling farmland and bushland • Nighttime views include the lights of the coastal strip

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Better by the beach ON offer is a beautiful studio apartment that enjoys an enviable location and offers investors a great opportunity to capitalise on the growing Noosa tourism market.

relax with a morning cuppa on the apartment’s balcony that enjoys

The apartment features a clever open-plan design with a galley kitchen and concealed laundry to make the most of the space and offer comfortable living for guests.

Main Beach and Hastings Street where the dining options are

Beautiful features throughout such as travertine marble, gorgeous light fittings and a large bathroom with spa all add an element of luxury to this studio apartment.

apartment would make for an idyllic lifestyle property for those

Tucked away in the Oasis section of the Noosa Blue resort, this is a peaceful, easy-care apartment where guests will love to come for quiet relaxation throughout the year.

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Impress friends with sunset cocktails on the rooftop entertainment area that also features a large spa and a barbecue, or

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home essentials ADDRESS: Apartment 119, 16 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads PRICE: $329,000

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DESCRIPTION: 1 bed, 1 bath, 1 car

The resort also boasts one of the best equipped gymnasiums in Noosa, a pool side cafe, conference facilities and two resort pools.

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CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN A UNIQUE TRANQUIL SETTING Set on the edge of the Settlers Cove Nature Reserve this home enjoys the tranquillity of being in the trees yet is only a 5 minute walk to Noosa Junction. 4 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms |open plan living | dining | kitchen and family room | indoor - outdoor room | double garage. This is a home that has certainly raised the level of expectation for design and quality and will spark immediate interest from buyers who want a home in which it is easy to live. There is a high level of detail both outside and inside of this building yet overall the feeling is a balance of simplicity and calmness. Polished concrete floors | high ceilings | bespoke kitchen | maximised storage and innovative lighting design are key elements. The buildings external palette is both natural and contrasting sitting harmoniously into the surrounding native garden and adjacent reserves mature trees.





5 Banksia Avenue, Noosa Heads Inspect: Friday 5-6pm, Saturday 11am-12noon

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• Four bedroom two bathroom home on 35 Acres • Beautiful pairing of both country and modern styles • Open plan, light, bright kitchen and dining room • Master bedroom with big WIR and tasteful ensuite • An abundance of natural light, breath taking views

• Under cover out door entertaining, in-ground pool • 60x20m Dressage arena, Four Stables, tack room • 5 fully fenced paddocks, Creek and dams on site • Two sheds: 15x7m with 3m awning and a 12x6m • Cattle yards, crush and head bails, washing station

$849,000 Stacey Hitch

0411 429 499

35 Oak Street, COOROY Sat 22nd October 1.00-1.45pm

56 Northmount Road, FEDERAL Sat 22nd October 2.15 - 3.00pm

• 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on 600m2 • Open plan kitchen and dining area • Spacious and warm living room • Carpeted bedrooms with Built-Ins • Neat and tidy main bathroom • Master room, with WIR and ensuite • Large undercover outdoor entertaining • Beautiful private, peaceful garden • Double lockup garage, access for caravan • Perfect location, minutes walk to town

• Only 5 mins from Pomona, 10 mins from Cooroy • Directly north to magniicent Mt Cooroora • 9 years young steel framed large 4 bed / 3 ensuite • Fully screened with insulated ceilings/walls • Sunken lounge, master w/WIR & timber loor • All bedrooms with en-suites, built ins, fans, TV • Immaculate large kitchen/dining, alfresco cover • Level pad within a 1.5 acre block, 3 bay shed • 13k water tanks, herb, vegetable bed & fruit trees • Complete privacy and also with a 2nd access gate

$439,000 Kimberlea Thwaites

1 Emerald Street, Cooroy

$585,000 0431 297 848 Brian George

0423 475 914

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Lap of luxury PERFECTLY orientated to make the most of the northerly aspect, Indigo offers absolute luxury with wide ocean and national park views in the heart of Sunshine Beach. Featuring intuitive design and world-class finishes, this selection of apartments are selling fast off-the-plan with only two left from the six that were available. The Indigo development offers an effortless, oceanside lifestyle, whether its relaxing on generous balconies with

porcelain stoneware and tiles through to solid oak features. Apartment three and four both feature three bedrooms, including the master with a walk-through robe and ensuite, plus an open-plan living and dining space that leads out to a large balcony where the views can best be enjoyed. The designer kitchen includes a butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry and breakfast bar, plus there is also a media room and separate laundry.

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All of this is located in the heart of the highly sought-after Sunshine Beach, just moments from the beach and only a short drive from Noosa Heads, the Noosa River foreshore and the vibrant Peregian Beach community.

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Grant hits home

Open access call for home owner's grant

TREASURER Curtis Pitt has said the State Government’s boost to its First Home Owner’s Grant has received strong community and industry support.

WHILE the State Government has praised the success of the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG), industry experts have slammed it saying the grant doesn’t help those in need.

Mr Pitt said since the grant had been boosted to $20,000 from 1 July, more than 1244 applications had been received.

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has said the grant, which was recently boosted from $15,000 to $20,000 has provided only limited support where it is needed most - regional Queensland’s established housing market.

“Those 1244 applications are worth $24.88 million,” he said. “Of those applications a total of 563 grants worth $11.26 million have been approved so far, with more to be approved as house purchases by applicants proceed.” Mr Pitt said the Queensland First Home Owner’s Grant was boosted in the State Budget to $20,000 instead of $15,000, limited to the end of June 2017 for newly constructed dwellings up to $750,000. “Our boosted grant is helping more people enter the home ownership market while supporting existing and new jobs in the building industry and supply sectors,” he said. Mr Pitt said the boosted grant had received a very positive reaction from the building industry. “Stockland Property Group has said the grant has had a big impact,

The Queensland First Home Owner's Grant has received strong community and industry support. in particular its time-limited nature is focussing the minds of buyers and prompting them to sign contracts,” he said. “Colliers International has also been reported as saying the grant has dramatically increased interest among first-home buyers. “Colliers cites a 74 per cent rise in buyer interest and a 23 per cent increase in sales since the grant started. That reaction has been

across 20 residential developments Colliers is involved in marketing in South East Queensland. “The grant is just as valuable, perhaps more so, in regional Queensland where house prices can be relatively lower.” For more information on eligibility and how to apply for the Queensland First Home Owner’s Grant visit https://firsthomeowners.

REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said while the grant was welcomed as a tool to help first-home buyers get into the market, it did not deliver help where it was needed most - to the established housing market of regional Queensland. “Areas in regional Queensland, such as South Mackay and Blacks Beach have lost 30 per cent off the value of property over five years, according to the REIQ Queensland Market Monitor June report,” she said. “These markets have a surplus of housing, established homes, and there is no need to build more housing - but to qualify for the

government’s grant, home owners are forced to build. “This is grossly inefficient and is damaging to our regional markets. In regional Queensland, it’s like handing a drowning man a glass of water. The solution to the problem is simple, Ms Mercorella said. “Let’s simply broaden the grant to include established homes,” she said. “First-home buyers in regional Queensland face the same pressures of saving up for a deposit that purchasers in the south-east corner face, so let’s help them get into the market with a $20,000 grant and help the residential property market at the same time. “This is governing for the whole state, and not just for the construction industry.” From its introduction in 2012 until June 30 this year, only 4284 grants were accessed in regional Queensland - just 1071 grants a year. “This is not a scheme that is working for regional Queensland, and it’s so frustrating because the fix is so simple,” Ms Mercorella said.



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Building at its best AUSTEN Ritchie Builder, Watpac Construction, and McDonald Jones Homes have scooped major awards at this year’s Master Builders Queensland Housing and Construction Awards, held at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, on Friday 14 October. More than 500 guests gathered to celebrate the industry’s night of nights and recognise the best in Queensland building. Austen Ritchie Builder’s Richmond Park was awarded 2016

Queensland House of the Year, while Watpac Construction took home the 2016 Queensland Project of the Year for their commercial space and facilities at One-Eighty Brisbane. McDonald Jones Homes’ Oasis thirty-five at Rochedale won the 2016 Queensland President’s Award, which acknowledges an extraordinary home that everyday Queenslanders can aspire to. Master Builders’ CEO Grant Galvin congratulated the winners across all 53 categories. “The Queensland Housing

and Construction Awards carry a long and distinguished history of showcasing the absolute best in the industry, and the level of competition among this year’s entrants is unsurpassed,” Mr Galvin said. “Over the past couple of months our awards program has travelled through nine regions across the state, each recognising the widespread talent and expertise of our industry. “Each winner was then given the opportunity to represent

The best in the industry have been recognised at the Master Builders Queensland Housing and Construction Awards. their region at the prestigious Queensland Housing and Construction Awards, which after 29 years continue to be sought after by the state’s top builders and tradespeople. “We are incredibly proud of

every winner and wish them the best of luck as a selection of winners is put forward to compete against the best from each state in their respective categories at the National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.”

OPEN HOMES Belli Park 592 Cedar Creek Road

Countryside Realty Noosa - Stacey Hitch

Sat 11-11.45am

Buderim 128/14-16 Toral Drive

107‘Cascades’61 Noosa Springs Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Jon Blonk & Kym de Warren

312‘The Woods’61 Noosa Springs Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Jon Blonk & Kym de Warren

Sat 10-10.30am

544‘The Ridge’61 Noosa Springs Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Jon Blonk & Kym de Warren

Sat 12-12.30pm

744‘The Palms’61 Noosa Springs Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Jon Blonk & Kym de Warren

Sat 1-1.30pm

Noosa Waters Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Jonathon Tomasini

Sat 11-11.45am 2 Helm Court

Cooroy 35 Oak Street

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Shane McCauley & Frank Milat

Sat 1-1.45pm

39 Arbour Place

David Berns Real Estate - David Berns

Sat 9.30-10.30am

118 Duke Road

David Berns Real Estate - David Berns

Sat 10.45-11.45am

60 Ball Road

David Berns Real Estate - Heidi Woodman

Sat 10.45-11.45am

50 Jocelyn Drive

David Berns Real Estate- David Berns


Beach Houses 1, 6 Avocet Parade

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Brendan Weatherill & Rory Williamson

18 Pelican Street

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Rory Williamson

Sat 10-10.30am

182 David Low Way

Star Noosa - Vicki Cooper

Sat 11-11.30am

2253 David Low Way

Star Noosa - Vicki Cooper

Sat 12-12.30pm

Sat 1.30-2.30pm

Federal Countryside Realty Noosa - Brian George

Sat 2.15-3pm

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Peter Butt & Rory Williamson

Thu, Fri & Wed 1-1.30pm, Sat 2-2.30pm

Marcus Beach Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Sam Walker

Sat 11-11.30am

Fri & Sun 10am-4pm, Sat 12-4pm

6 Augusta Court

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Ross Bauer

Sat 11-11.45am

14 Eagleford Court

Star Noosa - Dannielle Preston

Sat 11-11.30am

9 Belwood Place

Countryside Realty Noosa - Kimberlea Thwaites

Sat 10-10.45am

64 Orana Avenue

Countryside Realty Noosa - Kimberlea Thwaites

Sat 11-11.45am

32 Reserve Street

Countryside Realty Noosa - Brian George

Sat 12.15-1pm

Sunshine Beach 1 Silvergull Court

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - David Conolly

Sat 11-11.30am

16 Ross Crescent

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Diana Pound

Fri 4-5pm, Sat & Wed 11-11.30am

U2/9 Pilchers Gap

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Diana Pound

Sat & Wed 12-12.30pm


Noosaville Apt 8‘Rimini’7 Edward Street

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Jill Goode & Cam Goode

6 Sands Avenue

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Sam Walker

Thur 12-12.30pm Sat 10-10.30am

Noosa Heads

21 Foedera Crescent

Base Realtors - Tony Watson

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Kate Cox

Sat 2-2.30pm

7 Habitat Place

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Kate Cox

Sat 12-12.30pm

Apt 635‘Sebel’32 Hastings Street

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Frank Milat & Shane McCauley

Sat, Mon & Tue 1-1.30pm

Apt 15‘Fairshore’41 Hastings Street

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Frank Milat & Shane McCauley

Wed 12-12.30pm

Apt 410‘Netanya’71 Hastings Street

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Frank Milat & Shane McCauley

Fri 12-12.30pm

25 Honey Myrtle Road

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Kate Cox

Thur & Mon 11-11.30am, Sat 1-1.30pm Thur & Mon 12-12.30pm, Sat 3-3.30pm

35 The Quarterdeck

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Kate Cox

Apt 2, 21 Viewland Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Shane McCauley & Frank Milat

Sat 10-10.30am Sat 10-10.30am

Apt 2, 27 Viewland Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Kate Cox

Apt 2, 28 Viewland Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Kate Cox

25/4 Serenity Close

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Trevor Mangels

5 Banksia Avenue

Base Realtors - Ron Davey

Sat 11-11.30am

Sat 10-10.45am

Tinbeerwah 1 Wendoma Court

11 Grosvenor Terrace

Noosa Springs

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Sam Walker


Little Cove

The Coves, 20-22 Tristania Drive

Sat 11-11.30am

Peregian Springs The Terraces, Pavilion Drive

Apt 1‘Cuvee’29 Allambi Rise

Sat 11-11.30am

Peregian Beach Countryside Realty Noosa - Kimberlea Thwaites


56 Northmount Road

Sat 11-11.30am

David Berns Real Estate - Heidi Woodman

Sat 9.30-10.30am

Weyba Downs 1a‘Weycoola’Lake Weyba Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Jennifer Carr & Rory Williamson

45 Lake Weyba Drive

David Berns Real Estate - Heidi Woodman

Sat 12.30-1pm Sat 12.30-1.30pm

auction diary Sat, 26th November

Fri 2-2.45pm, Sat 10-10.45am Fri 5-6pm, Sat 11am-12pm

1a‘Weycoola’Lake Weyba Drive, Weyba Downs

Richardson & Wrench Noosa

Onsite 11am

Apt 2115‘Peppers Resort’5 Morwong Drive, Noosa Heads Richardson & Wrench Noosa

Onsite 12pm

750‘The Palms’61 Noosa Springs Drive, Noosa Springs

Richardson & Wrench Noosa

Onsite 1pm


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Left behind THE agenda for Noosa Council’s October general council meeting has some interesting items. There’s the capital works report which shows staff have only completed half of their quarterly budget, they are 50 per cent behind schedule. Then there’s the CEO’s operational report which shows 30 per cent of plans are behind schedule, e.g. the electric bus trial and asset management program. This council has lots of in-house meetings and commissions, many reports, but in my opinion fails to deliver. The Cooroy Memorial Hall project is but one example of an under-resourced council. An obvious funding drawback aids and abets their preoccupation with the Biosphere, but I think it’s counter-productive and not in the best interests of the community. John Lobb, Peregian Springs.


Hostile takeover FROM what I have been reading recently, it appears that the Katie Rose Hospice has been subjected to a hostile takeover. It reminds me of the hostile takeover of our Noosa Council, and the end result will be the same. One hospice for the Sunshine Coast, and another, supported by community goodwill, for Noosa. I am sorry that the good-hearted volunteers of KRH have been subjected to this ordeal, when what they wanted more than anything was to ease the suffering of the dying. The unfolding story is beginning to reveal the true agenda of the board. Their proposition for a private hospice, presumably along the lines of a private hospital, implies that there is a profit motive involved, and that their model will cater for the privately insured, and not the whole community. Bravo for the dedicated volunteers, who have fought hard, and now look likely to succeed in again establishing a facility to serve our community. I just hope that justice prevails, and that the equipment and drugs that they worked hard to attain will be returned to KRH, where they belong. Joy Ringrose, Pomona.

Parking is down, down SMART, those people at the Coles company. Wishing to protect their ex-bowls club lands at Noosa Junction from blow-in overnight van campers, they have now blocked off access to some 100-plus car parking bays 24/7. Funny, but when the bowls club owned the property, they used to lock the gates at night and re-open them the next morning. Seemed to work pretty well. Somehow, the word “goodwill” comes to mind. Ralphe Rickman, Noosa Heads.

Just disgusted AS A Katie Rose Cottage volunteer, I was absolutely disgusted at what occurred at the special meeting called by members last Saturday 8 October at the Big Pineapple. From the moment the doors were opened by the paid security guards, it was clear that this was not going to be an open and valid process. The members list had grown from 73 to more than 90! This had occurred after the meeting was called. The board continued to sign people up on the day, while other legitimate members were refused entry. One of the co-founders even had her proxy vote disallowed because they said the signature did not appear to match the one they had! What a joke - this is the second time in four years that this board has pulled the same stunt. Even when the irregularities were pointed out to their auditor by our own scrutineer, they chose to ignore them and when our members chose to call the meeting invalid and walked out, the board continued with the vote! An absolutely unbelievable show of arrogance and total disregard. What happened here has proven yet again, that this group of people see themselves outside the regulations that normal members of the public have to abide by. I must say, this also applies to those at the meeting who were there in support of this board - most of whom were not even valid members. Don’t they understand that so much of what has been shown to be happening in recent months is at the very least immoral? Everything has been passed on to ASIC and the ACNC and rest assured they take it very seriously. There are serious consequences for

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these actions. The Katie Rose Cottage Charity will continue to grow, and begin to put into action the plan to bring palliative care back to the Sunshine Coast. We have our integrity and dignity intact. Judy Shorland, Cooroibah.

Trump is king DONALD Trump and because of his attitude and treatment of the fairer sex and before he gets any nearer in the race to the White House, there should be a DNA test to alleviate any doubts that he could possibly be carrying the genes of King Henry VIII. He treated his queens and ladies as toys and second-class citizens and maybe with the power as President of the USA Donald Trump might just try to emulate King Henry VIII and go a step further with the First Lady than “You’re fired“ which was his spiel in “The Apprentice.“ E. Wright, Sunrise Beach.

Fish and let fish THE Clarey family have for generations here in our paradise focused on management of commercial fishing and left the recreational sector to manage itself by the experts in that sector. Your weekly writer Jack Mangrove is someone I have to meet for, in his column “perfect conditions to hit the water“ in this week’s edition of Noosa Today Jack is doing his thing with another great photo of young guns Pacey and Grace Bauer with a lovely tray of succulent Noosa River whiting. To use Scotty Hillier’s words from Channel Seven’s Thursday night segment, “Nice one fellas“ (and with the thumbs up) even Michael and Noosa councillors and the mayor (if they read Jack’s column) must agree the Noosa river world-renowned succulent fish species haven’t gone anywhere. They should therefore cease with Noosa ratepayers’ hard-earned funding of a scientific study (scam) under the guise of “bring back the fish“? I read reports of a gone fishing day to be held on 16 October? To be hoped those young Bauers can repeat that tray of beauties. And finally, our other local paper this week had a nice photo of fishing guru and happy chappy Paul Worsteling and family by our Noosa River. I’m really looking forward to his popular show “ifish“ on our playground. Welcome to God’s garden, Paul. Good fishing all. Trevor Clarey, Boreen Point.

Researching funds THERE appears many recent requests in local media for more “research” money. Koalas. Reports say people know where

they are, others say why reduced population and others say what to do. So why more money and research required? Biosphere. Outside Noosa Shire it seems no-one has heard about it, so nothing to do with bringing tourism. Can it be explained please just what it is, then we can go and see and touch. Where has all the money so far donated by ratepayers gone? Then what more research is required? Ian Lawson, Noosa.

I have tried over the years to get answers but no-one from the NBRF has ever put pen to paper. I think it’s time ratepayers were told what is going on with our money? I note in fact this week ASIC are going to investigate the Katie Rose debacle, however maybe it’s time the ACCC investigate the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation finances. Maybe it is time for all ratepayers not to pay the rates and let NBRF foot the bill. Eddie Grantham, Noosa.

Climate pot stirred

Army cleans up

A BLATANT case of the pot calling the kettle black (Graham Coghill, Noosa Today, 6 October). An attempt to rewrite history, the only ones guilty of “character assassination” are the alarmists, e.g. the term denier (which has echoes of the holocaust), practitioners of hocus-pocus and voodoo, etc, etc. These are some of the murky depths alarmists sink to. Also, please don’t use the word “unbiased” when talking about scientists who support the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming hypothesis - it is the oxymoron of the century! But who are the deniers now, the state-wide blackout in SA can be sheeted home directly to the excessive reliance on inefficient wind farms - 40 per cent of total theoretical generating capacity. The alarmists were clambering over each other to line up and deny that the failure of the wind farms had anything to do with the blackout; it would be hilarious if not so serious an issue. Wind farms are one of the most inefficient forms of power generation, between 20 and 30 per cent efficiency. No wind - no electricity, too much wind (greater than 90 km/h) the farm shuts down - no electricity. So in SA when the wind speed exceeded design the wind farms shut down without warning, overloading the system, and this coupled with the loss of transmission lines, created the total blackout. If the previous fossil fuelled power stations had been operational with multiple transition line feeds throughout the state, the reliance on a single feed from Victoria’s coal fired power stations would not have been necessary and the state-wide blackout avoided. Phillip Rutherford, Cooroibah.

IT’S the time of year again when an army of volunteers is called for to clean up Double Island Beach and beyond. It’s a wonderful effort. And we thank you. It’s a terrible shame though that it is necessary and has seemingly become the acceptable norm. The article in last week’s Noosa Today suggests that this is largely, if not all due to “a massive two weeks of tourists and visitors enjoying the holidays“. This suggests that it’s perfectly alright for these people to come here, rubbish the place and go home again. And for others to clean up after them. I’d really like to find out just what goes on inside their heads. They pack up their caravans and tents, their families and friends and often drive a long way to come to Noosa, Rainbow Beach and beyond. If you ask them why they come here, the reply is usually similar to: “Because it’s so very beautiful, we love it. And because of the wonderful beaches, the wildlife, whales and dolphins, the weather and the almost untouched feel of this paradise“. And then they proceed to wreck it? Two tonnes of rubbish is “normal“? What is that? Years ago our family were a huge group of around 12 adults or more, with 16 children. We came and enjoyed the beauty of this region and many others in tents and camper vans too. What we carried in, we also carried out. If trashing the place is some people’s version of enjoyment, I would invite them to stay home, or go elsewhere. Given that they largely bring their own supplies, is the financial reward to the community really so big as to ignore this kind of behaviour and treat it as ’normal and acceptable’? And just why is it so difficult for authorities to find these grubs and hold them accountable? Isn’t it as simple as numbering the available sites? These grubs set this example to their kids, so unless we (the authorities) raise our standards, the yearly call for volunteers to clean up after these “nature lovers“ will go on forever. Is that what we want? M. Gaynor, Sunrise Beach.

Follow the money I AGREE entirely with Bob Jarvis. How does the ratepayer funded environmental levy pay for the NBRF? We pay rates to benefit the community, not a bunch of do-gooders who do not have the decency to answer any questions relating to our money.

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U3A NoosA THE next U3A Noosa Occasional Talks Programme will be on Saturday 29 October with Ian Crane: Meteorology - An Insiders Story. Full details available on U3A website www. or contact Reception on 5440 5500.

A night out for the ladies

Andrea Kirwin

NoosAville vieW ClUb

DoN’T forget this weekend, “local Women rock at the J” will feature the cream of women performers on the sunshine Coast. one of the fabulous line-up of the four acts on stage is sunshine Coastbased Andrea Kirwin. The Australian/Fijian singersongwriter will showcase hip-hop, funk and soul with an island-style roll. Also, the fabulous Kitty Kats trio, (Michelle brown, susanne Campbell and renae suttee) will bring back the booty with their delicious jazz and pop harmonies, charm and gorgeousness, all wrapped in their sassy leopard-skin outfits. Annie J and her band Fusion; as well as The Cherry ripes, a musical comedy duo made up of two menopausal sisters Cherry and ruby ripe. The show is on saturday 22 october, from 7pm, at The J Theatre, Noosa. Tickets are on line at or phone 5455 4455. Dress code is red.

THE next meeting of the Noosaville View Club is their 6th Birthday celebrations on Thursday 27 October 10am for 10.30am start at the Tewantin/Noosa RSL. The theme of the meeting is World War II. We ask our members and guests to dress in something appropriate to the time to help with the special atmosphere. Our Trade Table is Bake Make and Grow which also reflects the era. Entertainment will feature the music of Marlene Dietrich Vera Lynn the Andrew Sisters stars of World War II. To avoid disappointment, book in plenty of time to Nanette McLay on 5455 6157.

PerMACUlTUre NoosA MoNThly MeeTiNg THE AGM will be held on Thursday 20 October at 6.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm) at Cooroy State Primary School Hall, 59 Elm Street, Cooroy.

NoosA PArKs AssoCiATioN FriDAy eNviroNMeNT ForUM Guest speaker at Friday Environment Forum on 21 October will be Liz Diggles telling the tale of her ancestor the early Queensland Naturalist, Silvester Diggles. At the Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville from 10am for coffee and a chat. All are welcome. Visit for details. Interpretive birding in Wallace Park starts at 8.30am in the car-park.

ChrisTiAN FelloWshiP oF NoosA The theme for Sunday the 23 October at Christian Fellowship of Noosa will be “Communicating with the Creator”. Pastor Norm Flett will be the speaker. You will find us each and every Sunday morning in the CWA Hall, next door to the Tewantin Post Office at 9.30 am. Visit to or call Tony on 5474 0620 for more info.

QUeeNslAND JUsTiCe AssoCiATioN The Noosa Branch of the QJA wish to invite all JP to a refresher course at the Noosa Leisure Centre on the 12 th November, starting at 9am till 12 pm. There will be morning tea of standard coffee, tea and cake at $5.00 ahead. Other coffee and tea or eats can be purchased at the caf¨¦. This course is offered free of charged to all JP. RSPV by the 25 October. Phone 0418196216 or email au.

Weekly roster for Meals on Wheels WEEKLY roster for Tewantin-Noosa Meals on Wheels for the week Monday 24 to Friday 28 October. Monday drivers: Helen and John, Marie, Anne and Phil, Andrew, Julie and Judy, Doug and Claudia, Margaret and Michelle. Kitchen: Neil, Martina, Stephen, Len. Tuesday drivers: Graham, John Mc, Driver needed run C, Faye and Jan, Cheryl, Fiona, Robyn. Kitchen: Ashleigh, Jo, Christine, Peter. Wednesday drivers: Hugh and Randal, Council, Gary, Liz and Liz, Rhoda and Heather, Barbara, Evelyn and Maureen. Kitchen: Jill, Judi, Elfie, Jerry, Peter. Thursday Ddivers: Cheryl, Geoff and Jane, Ray Z, Sylvia and David, Ingrid and Bob, Wendy, Linda and Nabil. Kitchen: Christine, Lois, Robyn, John, Ron. Friday drivers: Bruce, Helen and Allan, Brian G, Lyn and Dot, Theresa, Sam and Kevin, Joy. Kitchen: Sandy, John, Elfie, Peter, Neville. If you are unavailable or can do an extra run, phone the kitchen on 5449 7659.

MANTrA’s, MUsiC AND MeDiTATioN Monthly Meditation on 7 November 2pm till 4pm. All are welcome with refreshments provided, free entry with a donation welcome towards hall hire at the Large Hall, Cooroy Library, 9 Maple Street.

MANAgiNg ANxieTy WorKshoPs Learn how to manage anxiety in your life. Over 4 weeks learn about why we worry, what causes our anxiety to increase, ways to manage symptoms of anxiety, and plan for future life without overwhelming worry. This free course will be held at Noosa Community Health starting 11 October. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Phone to book your place on 54495944.

ClAssiCAl MUsiC APPreCiATioN groUP THE group meets each Thursday from 9.30am to 11.30am in the peaceful setting of a home in Noosa Waters. If you already enjoy Classical Music or would like to develop an interest in it, you are most welcome to join us. There is no obligation to present programs. For information, contact Lyn on 5449 0537.

The lioNs ClUb oF PeregiAN THE club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at The Coolum Beach Hotel, for a chat at 5.30pm followed by a dinner meeting at 6pm. If you would like more information, or join us for a dinner, call Ross on 5448 1592 or online

Cooroy CAr shoW

Free CoMPUTer lessoNs

The Combined Coastal Car Club will host its annual “Cooroy Car Show & Swap Meet“ on Sunday 23 October. The Show is open to all makes & models and machinery. Swap meet opens at 6am with the Car Show opening at 9am to the public. Adults $5, children under 15 free when accompanied by an adult. Plenty of food and drink, Trade Stalls, Free entertainment and rides for the kids. Last year over 200 cars on display. Come and enjoy a great family day.

IF computers are a big mystery to you, why not attend one of Noosa library’s one-on-one computer lessons, it’s a free service and might just be able to answer all the questions you haven’t got around to asking, just call the library and book.

overeATers ANoNyMoUs OVERWHELMED by eating and dieting? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Meetings at the Cooroy library group study room Thursdays at 1pm and Saturday mornings. Contact on 040 4302 186 or Debbie on 54 74 3563.

NoosA CoMMUNiTy gArDeNers MEETING on Fridays at 8.30am at the garden located in Earl Street, Tewantin. They garden as a group and each session finishes with a chat, sharing of produce and morning tea for a gold coin donation. They are located in Earl Street, Tewantin. All are welcome. For more information, contact Judy 0422 828 564 or 5455 5647.

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DiviNe soUND iMMersioN DEEPLY meditate or simply relax and enjoy the healing harmonics of seven singing crystal bowls. First Sunday of each month at Butter Factory Arts Centre, Maple Street, Cooroy, 3-4pm. Cost is by donation to cover cost of venue hire. Everyone is welcome, no bookings are necessary. Chairs provided but feel free to bring yoga mat, pillows, blankets, etc. Inquiries to David 0435 493 059 or email

THE Tewantin Noosa Branch of the Australian Red Cross will be holding its monthly meeting on Friday 21 October, at the Forum, Laguna Retirement Estate, Lake Weyba Road, Noosaville, at 9.30am. Members and guests are welcome.

LOTUS Inner Light Healing Group has a range of qualified healing professionals to help you eg. reiki, massage and psychic readers. Mondays at Cooroy CWA Hall (next to RSL) 9.30am for a Guided Group Meditation, then from 10am for individual healing treatments. There is a $20 donation per treatment to cover costs. Food is provided. Inquiries to Jenny 5442 8246. THE next meeting of the Tewantin-Noosa Garden Club will be on Monday 14 November. The club meets on the second Monday of each month (except December and January) at 12.30pm for 1pm start in the Catholic Church Hall, 5 Moorindil Street, Tewantin. Regular guest speakers, plant sales and prizes. Nov speaker is Carmel Brown. Visitors are welcome. Contact Susan Lancaster 0403 958 806 -

sCrAPbooKiNg AND CArD MAKiNg NEW members are being sought, for our scrapbooking and card making group. Venue is the Big Grey Shed, 26 Action Street, Noosaville. The group meets on the third Saturday each month, from 10am till 2pm and the cost is $10pp. BYO lunch with tea and coffee supplied. Contact Janelle on 0407 142 848 or Marilyn on 0418 382 210.

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booMerANg bAgs NoosA THE group holds sewing bees every Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 2.30pm. Join the Boomerang Bags Noosa Facebook page, call 0427 596 478 or email boomerangbagsnoosa@ for more details.

TeWANTiN- NoosA NATioNAl seNiors THE next meeting of the Tewantin-Noosa National Seniors will be held on Thursday 20 October at 9.30am for morning tea followed by a meeting. Guest speaker is Janet Keyte-Utber, who will talk about her life as a professional ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher and

MeDiTATioN WiTh lAiNe hArry DEVELOP your spirituality, meet like-minded people and bring peace of mind to yourself and others with a weekly meditation. Every Wednesday at 9.30am at 11 Aroona Place, Cooroibah. The cost is $5 per person. Phone 5449093 for more information.

seWiNg NeWs THE Guilded Lilies Tewantin Neighbourhood Group of the Australian Sewing Guild Inc next meeting will be held on Saturday 29 October from 9am-3pm at the Masonic Hall, Moorindil Street, Tewantin. The AGM will be held, and all positions will become vacant, if you’re interested in becoming a committee member, put your name forward. Would you like to know more about this group, if so call in and meet our group, new members are always welcome. Bring your sewing machine and lunch. Morning tea is provided. If would like more information, ring Kim on 0456 225 698.


ARIA royalty at the Tewantin Noosa RSL as Russell Morris takes the stage on 3 November.

He’s the real thing By Hollie Harris RUSSELL Morris has been a lot of things to a lot of people over the years: Aria Hall of Fame inductee, number-one-selling platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian icon, producer, songwriter and idol. This multi-talented ARIA winning artist is heading to Tewantin next month for the first time. Bursting into stardom during the mid-'60s Russell Morris had sev-

eral instant hits such as Somebody’s Image, Hush, Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, Rachel, The Girl That I Love, and many more. These classics resonate with audiences everywhere and are still being played in homes, on radios, and in movies today. Russell has worked alongside industry heavyweights like Cher, The Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys and toured Australia with the hugely successful

“Long Way To The Top” in 2012. Russell has been just as busy recently creating and releasing three albums of blues and roots music that pertains to some of the iconic characters, events and moments in our rich tapestry of Australian history. The first album released was Sharkmouth which went on to be the highest selling Australian album of 2013, picking up an ARIA award for best Blues and Roots, reaching number one in the charts

and surpassing Platinum sales. Sharkmouth was all about the urban back blocks and the characters that inhabited them. The following album Van Diemen’s Land was nominated for Best Blues and Roots at the 2014 ARIA Awards, certified gold sales and was the highest charting album of Russell’s 50-year career to date debuting at number four on the overall ARIA charts. The third and final album in the series of Australian stories was re-

leased last year and reached number 21 on the ARIA charts. Titled “Red Dirt – Red Heart” this album is all about the Australian interior. Sunshine Coast audiences will be able to catch him live at the Tewantin Noosa RSL on Thursday 3 November, at 8pm. Tickets are only $30 for members and $35 for non-members and are available for purchase at reception or via Dial ‘n’ Charge on 5447 1766.

A feast for all the senses By Hollie Harris PRODUCERS of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, Wanderlust returns to the spectacular Sunshine Coast on 20-23 October. The four-day festival allows attendees to choose their own adventure from a variety of activities including yoga, live music, meditation, explorative hikes, surfing, running treks, fine dining and more. The event kicks off today at Novotel Twin Waters and a huge variety of ticket options tailored to you are still available for day passes, weekend passes or specific events and camping is available. Rarely does an event offer such a diverse assortment of entertainment as Wanderlust. Get down with live mu-

sic performances featuring the soulful sounds of Xavier Rudd, New York dance catalyst DJ Tasha Blank, multiinstrumentalist Elijah Ray, tunesmith Phil Smart, Byron Bay favourites Deya Dova, Wild Marmalade, and Sunshine Coast locals Dubarray, Andy Dub and much more. Food lovers will rejoice at the Earth-to-Table Dinner, a one-of-a-kind dining experience created with fresh, locally sourced, organic ingredients – curated by raw food and wellbeing queen Kemi Nekvapil. For those with a wee bit of thirst, we also offer Uncorked, gather around the best craft wine and beer and even better company. Join Dustin Brown, Hawaiian ex-pro surfer and discover the thrill, challenge and stoke of being in the flow. Whether you’re ready for your first

surfing experience, or you’d like to refine the fundamentals of wave riding, Dustin will get you on-board with his wealth of knowledge. Elijah Ray hosts a special musical nature hike, and get to know his unique style of allowing presence to lead, discovering the beauty in each moment. Or join Mojoco, and feel refreshed in their teachings of mindful approaches to sexual wellbeing and delight at The Wanderlust Spectacular; a sacred celebratory extravaganza that actively engages the audience and so much more on offer at this allencompassing festival sure to nourish your body, mind and spirit. For more information on this unique and inspiring festival at Twin Waters on 20-23 October visit

Above: Wanderlust will showcase some big musical talent. Left: This is truly an all-round festival to treat the body, mind and spirit. Photo: ANITA KOLAROSKI

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Art to excite



By Hollie Harris Thursday 20 October

Friday 21 October

Cafe Le Monde 6pm Peter Hunt. Flanagan’s Irish Bar - Noosa Reef 7pm Allen Kelly Trio. Tewantin Noosa RSL 6pm The Vibe. V Room, Villa Noosa 7pm Sunny Cowgirls. The J 7pm Topology and The Australian Singers.

Cafe Le Monde 8pm DJ Yagi. Soda Nightclub - Noosa Reef 9pm James Sinclair. Tewantin Noosa RSL 8pm Contraban.

Saturday 22 October

Sunday 23 October Cafe Le Monde 4pm Sean Fitzgerald/ Massroom. Sunshine Beach Surf Club 3pm Sexual Chocolate. Laguna Bistro 2pm Taylor Moss. Peregian Hotel 3pm Elena B Williams.


Cafe Le Monde 8pm DJ Nato/ Kieron C. Soda Nightclub - Noosa reef 9pm James Sinclair. Tewantin Noosa RSL 8pm West Texas Crude.

V Room 8pm DJ Linamix. Peregian Hotel 6.30pm Barry Charles Band.

MAXINE Stibbe is proud to announce the official launch party for Art @ 16 on Mary Street with an exciting evening of photography, painting, sculpture, aerosol, great live music, carriage rides and even a couple of live horses being painted into skeletons. This unique and colourful event will showcase the amazing abundance of local creative artists who will share the space for two days, kicking off with the opening next Friday night, at 6pm. With live music from Shannon Sol Caroll from Band of Frequencies, Miss Moneypenny’s DJ Keiko and DJ Mattamation, the evening will be a very special event. Just a few of the artists are Brett White from Classic Malibu, Stuart Fergie from OKA, Jad and Mitch13 from White Tiger Tattoo, Leroy Sams from 369 designs, Mattamation from Oz Shot magazine. The opening is sponsored by Noosa Horses who will be bringing a beautiful antique carriage and two horses along for Maxine Stibbe to body paint skeletons onto and carriage rides will be available. Also proudly supported by beverage sponsors Sailor Jerry rum and Salty Dog apple/lime soda this is a shindig to put in your calendar.

“E=MC2” by Allan Shannon. Albert Einstein and Venus De Milo. The Mind and the Muse. Beauty and Perfection of the Mind and Body. Allan Shannon’s masterly skills are brought forth in an exquisite juxtaposition on canvas. Highly collected, Allan is the Elder of Arts, a Sunshine Coast living treasure, and his works always stimulate thought and incredulity at his application. After a long career with arts and music shows, Maxine is a multi-platform artist who has held solo exhibitions and travelled the world which has helped her creativity prosper and inspired her. Maxine’s search for a creative industries space led her back to Noosaville, to a warehouse studio in 2014 which

“Big Fish City Dreams” by Maxine Stibbe. This work is a representation of being a Female Artist in a HyperModernistic World, but living in a regional town, away from the opportunities and growth of the Larger Cities of the World. Being a Little Fish in a Big World. The feelings of connection to the Grid. The clouds and lightning, weathering the storms and cycles of life. Artfelt. was perfect for her forthcoming sculptural series. Like most professional artists, she is open to visit the studio and gallery by appointment and is open the public on Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm. Don’t miss the Friday 28 October launch party for Art @ 16, from 6pm to 10pm, or on Saturday 29 October, from 10am to 4pm, at 16 Mary Street, Noosaville.

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With all the trimmings By Hollie Harris THE Tewantin Noosa RSL has a Melbourne Cup Day planned with all the trimmings. Not only will patrons enjoy an extraordinary buffet and all the fun of race day with fashions on the field, sweeps and novelty prizes but can also enjoy a fantastic performance by Bruce Bird Duo. The venue is hosting a threecourse luncheon with soup buffet, choice of main and dessert buffet which will keep patrons going throughout the excitement of cup day. All of this is provided for a very reasonable price of $25.90 for members and $27.90 for non-members which is a deal hard to beat on this special day. Of course, there is the added convienience of a courtesy bus door to door meaning patrons don’t have to think of a thing on the day – the RSL will take care of it all. Grab the family or friends and head over to the Tewantin Noosa RSL on Tuesday 1 November, from 11.30am, to be a part of the celebrations of Melbourne Cup day. Tickets can be organised at reception or by dial’n’charge on 5447 1766.

Tewantin Noosa RSL will host a Melbourne Cup Day with door-to-door service.

Noosa producers at Europe’s food fair By Hollie Harris LOCAL producers are ready to take on the world after returning from the world’s largest food fair held in Italy, last month. The delegates will be sharing in-depth insights about their experiences in a special post Slow Food Noosa breakfast Q and A moderated by ex-ABC radio presenter John Caruso. Representatives from Cooloola Berries, Buchi Kombucha and Kin Kin’s Black Ant Gourmet were part of the Slow Food Australia contingent where more than half a million foodies from 160 countries explored six kilometres of food stalls, workshops, demonstrations and tasting areas in the streets, squares and parklands of one of Europe’s most stunning cities, Turin. For Kim and Jason Lewis from Cooloola Berries it was an adventure of a lifetime and their first ever trip to Europe where they met, spoke and exchanged ideas with likeminded producers from all around the world. “I was in awe of the historical beauty and significance of the sights we were seeing. I was experiencing things that I only learnt about in school,” says Kim, who is now working with Slow Food Noosa on a new project to help link producers and consumers. For 18-year-old Sally Higgs, the trip was an experi-

Slow Food is ready to take on the world after attending the world's largest food fair in Italy. ence of a lifetime and she is passionate about getting more youth to join the international Slow Food Youth Network. / The apprentice chef with Kin Kin’s Black Ant Gourmet was a guest speaker for Slow Food Noosa last year due to her excellence in both Agricultural Science and Rural Operations at Noosa District State High School where she was a regular award winner as part of the Noosa High Beef Cattle Show team. Sally is keen to establish a Slow Food Youth Network on the Sunshine Coast after the life-changing trip to Italy and is happy to share her experiences and passion to inspire others to be part of a brighter future. Reducing waste was an-

other common thread that ran throughout the world’s biggest four-day gastronomic gathering along with the commonalities of agri-tourism, highlighting the challenges of food labelling and learning to ‘live local’, where learning to make better quality purchases ultimately helps our farmers grow and prosper. This very special Slow Food Noosa breakfast will be held at Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas, Little Hastings Street, on Thursday 27 October, at 7.45am for 8am start. The cost is $24 for Slow Food members and $29 for nonmembers and includes a full buffet breakfast. Bookings are essential so phone 5473 5758 or 0409 300 007 or email

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Celebrate Cup in fine style By Hollie Harris

Miss Moneypenny’s is offering an exquisite three-course luncheon or a VIP experience in ‘The Birdcage’ this cup day.

A flutter and fine food go together


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EVERYBODY is a racegoer on Melbourne Cup Day, even those who don’t go anywhere near a racecourse. The lucky ones this year will be at Noosa Springs’ Relish restaurant where they will enjoy a delicious two-course lunch, listen to a live band, watch the great race on a big screen, and have a flutter with sweepstakes and lucky door prizes. The only difference from being at Flemington is they won’t have to fight the crowds. And, of course, the weather will be better. The cost is $62 for members or $69 for non-members, includes a welcome drink and superb hospitality. For bookings or more information, call 5440 3333, or email functions@

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MELBOURNE Cup at Miss Moneypenny’s is set to be huge this year with options to suit everyone. The celebrations will begin in true cup day style with one hour of free flow G.H. Mumm Champagne, Cricketers Arms Pale Ale and Miss Moneypenny’s lager. Guests then have the opportunity to experience an exquisite three-course luncheon from hugely-talented head chef Peter Ridland and his team. Alternative to the luncheon, following the free flow beverages, the venue is excited to introduce ‘The Birdcage’ VIP Champagne and Canape Marquee. Guest will enjoy VIP elegance, at a social afternoon of appetisers, canapes and pizzas, so those who are looking for a stylish Cup Day without the formal sit-down lunch, this is the perfect choice. Boutique fashion brand, Toscani will deliver a show-stopping, high-end fashion parade, showcasing the very best of international and local labels and with prizes for best dressed, a huge screen and sweepstakes, there will be plenty of fabulous frocks and fillies worth fawning over. All luncheon and ‘Birdcage’ VIP tickets include entry to our legendary Melbourne Cup After Party, which will be the place to party away the afternoon. Sydneys La Fiesta Sound System will fly in for an exclusive live performance of Cup Day tunes, outstanding instrumentals and sensational female vocals. Starting at 3pm as the rest of the street windsdown, guests who of have lunched elsewhere are most welcome to join the party. Melbourne Cup at Miss Moneypenny’s is a sellout event, so advance ticket bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment at the door.

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It’s the shine that’s kind on the ecology By Hollie Harris HEALTHY, glossy hair is a must have accessory for summer. Local brand Coconut Tree has launched their new range of natural hair essentials blended from certified organic coconut and argan oil and free from silicons, sulphates, artificial colours and fragrance and other toxic hair ingredients. The Coconut Tree Hairfood range is perfect for the all the family and all hair types. It includes a coconut and argan shampoo which is a gentle cleanser and moisture boost for your hair. A delicious blend of organic coconut and argan oil, enriched with vitamin B5 and botanicals to cleanse, this shampoo will nourish and strengthen hair naturally. Pair it up with the coconut and argan conditioner which is made using organic coconut and argan oil combined with a boost of botanicals, amino acids, wheat protein and vita-

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Helping mums bounce back By Jolene Ogle A NEW trend of child-friendly workout classes is helping mums bounce back into fitness while keeping their little ones close by. Classes such as Kangatraining and Noosa Council’s Active Mums Program are initiatives leading the way in helping busy women workout while working in with their hectic mummy-schedule. Subsidised by Noosa Council, the Active Mums Program kicked off in March offering low-cost, childfriendly exercise opportunities such as yoga, pilates and stand-up paddle boarding to new mums. The Active Mums Program was developed in consultation with local mums to provide activities that mums want to do, at times and locations that suit their busy schedule, and since the second round of funding finished Council has continued to support the program and local mums. Noosa Leisure Centre coordinator Cathy Simon said the response to the Active Mums program was amazing and has helped mums get back into fitness when they don’t have extra help at home with childcare. “The Active Mums Program was such a huge success and Council has decided to continue to support local mums,” she said. “We now offer a membership for $9.95 per week so mums can access up to six classes per week at either the Leisure Centre or the Aquatic Centre.” The Leisure Centre offers a creche on Monday to Friday from 9-11.30am for anyone using the centre for any purpose and also offers free postnatal fitness classes for anyone with a child up to five years old. “Our postnatal classes are so popular,” Cathy said. “They help the women build core strength, depending on their birth experience, and

A mum participating in the Active Mum’s program while her child watches on. then they can more onto more intense workouts.” Cathy said the benefits of the exercise classes go beyond improved health, with many of the women forming friendships. “Women get to be with like-minded people. We see friendships form and its absolutely helping with the socialising side of things,” she said. “Lots of people move here and they might not have family or in-laws close by. So coming to the child-friendly classes really helps with that support.” Since the launch of the Active Mums Program, the Sunshine Coast Council has also adopted to program, offering low-cost exercise options to mums in the Sunshine Coast Council region. One of the activities trailed in the Active Mums Program was Kangatraining, a postnatal specific, low-impact, dance-based program for mums and their bubs. Sunshine Coast instructor and mother-of-two Leanne Coghill said she started training for the program when she was pregnant with her second baby and said she started teaching because she liked the idea of working out with her baby while doing postnatal-

safe exercises. “I thought other new mums would probably be looking for something like Kangatraining too, so I decided to start the class on the Sunshine Coast,” she said. “Getting into some activity after a baby is not only good for your body, but also for your sanity. Just getting out of the house and having some fun with mums who are probably going through many of the same experiences and feelings that go with having a new baby, is a big part of the appeal, not just the exercise benefits.” Leanne now runs a weekly Kangatraining class at the Peregian Community House, David Low Way, Peregian Beach, every Wednesday from 10am at $10 per class. Classes run for ten weeks and anyone with a baby is welcome to attend, just bring along a baby carrier if you have one. Phone Leanne on 0448 978 170 or email to register for the next class. Anyone who would like to register for the Active Mum classes at Noosa Leisure Centre can phone the centre on 5329 6550 for more information.

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Around the fairways NOOSA GOLF THERE were 210 entrants in the Ambrose played on Tuesday 11 October. Place getters: Shaun Taylor and George Bell 59.5; Peter Zipf and John Pawley 60.25; Doug Rogers and Brett Le Moy 60.25; Aaron Carter and Toby Harding 60.5; Peter Baynes and Graeme Brown 60.75. Nearest to pin - A Grade: 5th Jim Scholes; 7th Aaron Carter; 10th Shaun Taylor; 12th Bruce Osborne. B Grade: 5th Evans Grant; 7th Robert Paech; 10th Joe Franz; 12th Dennis Hildebrand. C Grade: 5th D Wilson; 7th G Heath; 10th Bill Howard; 12th P Wright. NYRC SOCIAL GOLF RESULTS from the 4BBB Stableford played on Saturday 15 October. Winners: Laurie and

Maureen Moore 50; David Croucher and David Blanton 48. Nearest to pin: 16th Maureen Moore. Longest putt: 12th Jim McGill. Place Getters: Garry Rogers and Jim McGill 47; John Last and Jan Kelly 45; Paula Jeffrey and Trish Yates 44; Phil Waugh and Eileen Dunlop 42; Rob Lazdins and Anne Gallen 41; Jacqui Cooper and Chrissie Pobar 41; Jenny Steer and Ken Chapple 40; Ken Clapham and Ralph Garber 39; Evelyn Garber and Les Yates 36; Steve McLean and Jane McLean 33. NOOSA PAR 3 THE monthly mug was played on Saturday 15 October at Noosa Par 3 Golf Course. Winners - A Grade Nett: Garth Pienaar 54; Gordon

Lund 55 (4 way countback). A Grade Gross: Ed Tann 63 (2 way countback). B Grade Nett: Jill Jones 49; Mike Boyle 50. B Grade Gross: Mike Boyle 63. Greens Hit - donated by Keith and Denise Hill. A Grade: Ed Tann 8; B Grade: Ken Chapple 5. Nearest to Pin: 3rd Bob Forrest; 4th Ed Tann; 16th Keith Blackmore; 18th Gordon Lund. Ball Run Down: Leon Turner 53; Kim Poulsen 53; Gwen Whitehead 54; Hans Van Heck 55; Bob Forrest 55; Mark Prosser 55; Ron Grady 56; Ken Chapple 56; Lynne Hancock 56; Sandy Webb 56; Leo Sorrenson 56; Ralph Garber 57; David Stokes 57. Members Draw: Ed Tann. Draw for Par: Duncan Chesney (successful).

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NOOSA SOFTBALL TWO weeks down and the competition is growing and taking shape, but the club still needs a few new players in the Under 15 and Under 13 age group to solidify numbers in the teams. It was another great day at Noosa on Saturday with the T-ball and 15s kicking off the day, followed by 13s and 17s while the seniors finished the day off. Brax showed in T-ball that he has his father’s passion and drive turning training into a competition. The 15s have a new group who travel up from Buderim and they all showed they could play, bringing a much needed competitive edge to the games. The 13s also did not let the club down and Rebecca had a good debut, hit a home run, pitched well and took a catch - not a bad first up effort. It was good to see the kids going to different positions every innings and enjoying the game. The 17s continued to do their development games and you can already see the improvement of the younger ones as the older group help them. The seniors followed and as usual there were many laughs, Brett Gavin showed good reflexes on the mound not to be killed twice, while Mandy showed Clint how to take a catch in the outfield, but the best was Ethan backing up in the outfield, and as the player in front completely missed the ball, it went straight into his glove, pure reflex to hold onto it. Play is from 8.30am for juniors and from 1pm for seniors, so if you are interested come down and have a look. Training is held Monday to Thursday from 4pm and all are welcome any night.

Pennant season over for Noosa By Doug Mcconnell Sunshine Beach Nippers started their season in colourful style. The action was non-stop with a dedicated sprint track, beach flags arenas, sand games, swim and board course. For increased safety the younger Nippers conducted most of their water play between the flags under the supervision of the lifesaving patrol. Sunshine Beach Nippers are still accepting new members until the start of December, so it’s not too late to get involved in the fun.

Nippers shine at Rainbow Beach By Sam Smith MORE than 60 Noosa Nippers headed to Rainbow Beach on Saturday to compete in the first carnival for the season. Rainbow is the only carnival that runs events for Under 8s all the way through to Under 15s, which gives younger Nippers the chance to gain support and advice from the older, more experienced kids. Conditions on the day were a little challenging but the Noosa team put in a courageous effort. Everyone had a great day and the club is really proud of the kids for their behaviour and team spirit, and all look forward to Met Caloundra next weekend.

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NOOSA CROQUET THE competition season is over for the southern part of the Sunshine Coast in all forms of the game - association, ricochet and golf. In the golf format, Noosa fielded both a pennant team and a shield team. Golf shield players have an 8-10 free strike handicap with pennant players limited to a less than seven free strike handicap. Noosa’s four teams each finished in second place in their competitions, noteworthy considering the size of some of the other clubs. The final golf pennant match saw Noosa travel to Caloundra and defeat the home team taking eight of the10 matches, dropping only two singles. The team comprised Niven Gugich, Stewart McConnell, Hans van Meerst, and Galina Makarova. The singles results, with Noosa named first in each were Niven Gugich defeated Roy Brooks (7:6), Stewart McConnell won against Paul Brown (7:3), Hans van Meerst lost to Doug Jones (4:7), Galina Makarova defeated Julie Benjamin (7:4), Niven lost to Paul Brown (5:7), Stewart defeated Roy Brooks (7:5), Hans won against Julie Benjamin (7:5), Galina won against Doug Jones (4:3). In the doubles Noosa won both, with Niven and Stewart defeating Roy and Paul (10:8) and Hans and Galina defeating Doug and Julie (8:7).

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THE train to Galle left Colombo very early, so few people actually saw the hideous spectacle of three large Australian tourists with significant baggage cramming into a tuk-tuk outside the Grand Oriental, although a great deal more were there to witness the ungainly dismount at Colombo Fort Station. Our $10 first class tickets on the Rajadhani Express allowed us to watch from air-conditioned comfort as we rattled through the suburbs the Monday morning rush hour workers hanging precariously to the railings of the sardine-packed carriages. The ride down the coast offered frequent views of windswept bays and choppy seas, but when we arrived in the historic city of Galle a few hours later, we travelled by tuk-tuk (two this time) just a few kilometres from the Fort to the westernmost corner of a picturesque bay,

tucked away out of the wind where a range of beach break peaks presented themselves. Our ramshackle accommodation, as it happened, featured a wide terrace that looked directly out at the surf, which could be accessed via a dodgy staircase and through the middle of a restaurant. Within 15 minutes of arrival I’d rented a beaten-up longboard for a couple of bucks and was out in the line-up with the locals, who were both mystified and awestruck that some one more ancient than their grandfathers could still stand up on a surfboard. They kept asking: “How long you do surfing?” And when I told them 55 years they laughed hysterically. How could such a thing be? Actually, it was right about the time that I was starting that my friend Rusty Miller introduced surfing to what was then still called Ceylon, while passing through on the shipbased University of the Seven Seas. As in Bali, it took quite a while for the locals to get into it, but since

the 1970s they have become almost as passionate about it as they are about cricket. Although, it must be said, their skills on the waves are not the equal of their beach cricket, which is truly amazing. Sri Lanka has yet to produce an international champion surfer, but if the best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun, then they are all winners. While surfing the beachies of Bonavista Bay, I noticed a Dutch colonial building hidden behind trees on the headland, and that evening we trekked up there to investigate. The Closenberg Hotel was built as a mansion for the P&O manager at Galle in 1860, and its interiors were styled after that line’s luxury ships. It was utterly beautiful and totally empty, save for two guests who had apparently gone somewhere else for dinner. We were served a private banquet of curries on the terrace overlooking the bay for $30 a head including wines. We have checked into the Closen-


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berg for a few days next week for a closer examination of its charms. Next we motored east along the coast to Tangalle, where Ross and Di Phillips’ Tropicsurf outfit has set up a surf centre at the brand new Anantara Peace Haven Resort, set above another extraordinarily beautiful bay. Noosa local Harrison Biden is the surf guide, and he had a ninesix Firewire waxed and loaded on the tuk-tuk for immediate take-off the moment we checked in. We surfed the afternoon out at a fun righthand point break at one end of a tiny fishing bay just a fiveminute drive away. We were the only surfers in the water. We toasted our good fortune over a cold Lion beer at a beachside bar, then headed back to the luxury of the compound. And oh what luxury our villa (a courtesy upgrade) was, with a plunge pool and deck looking down the valley to the rocky cove below, and every mod con you could wish for concealed in its understated elegance. While surfing the fisherman’s right with Harry and his mate Johnny was certainly fun, the highlight of

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House With No Steps area manager Linda Studley, Sunshine Coast Motor Sport Club president Jay Underwood with daughter Darcey, George Wikaira from Sunshine Beach's Flexi School, Member for Noosa Glen Elmes and Sunshine Coast Regional Council Councillor Steve Robinson.

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Revving up at the house By Jolene Ogle THE smell of burning rubber, the sounds of tyres skidding and engines revving are not usually associated with the House with No Steps, but once every six weeks the often calm Doonan site becomes a haven for car lovers. On Sunday, 16 October the former learn-to-drive circuit was lined with safety cones, track marshalls took their place on the course and the first car took to the bitumen with the enthusiasm of a V8 supercar. The race day is a result of the collaborative work between the House with No Steps, the Sunshine Coast Motor Sport Club and the Sunshine Beach Flexi School, who have come together to offer a safe place for thrill seekers to rev their engines. Sunshine Coast Motor Sport Club (SCMSC) president Jay Underwood said the club was looking for a venue when they approached the House with No Steps, who were keen to welcome the club to the site. House with No Steps area manager Linda Studley said hosting the race days are a great way to get exposure for the venue as well as raise funds for the organisation’s hospice and day care programs. “We love when the community come and make use of the great space we have,” she said.

An enthusiast takes the corner at the House With No Steps on Sunday. “We have a big hall available for hire and often, when a community group needs the space, we don’t charge a hire fee. We just love people using the space.”

Jay said the day is designed to get hooning off the streets and, with a minimum age of 13, the day gives kids something fun and constructive to do.

“I’m often hearing from kids they have nothing to do,” he said. “Well, they can come here and have fun without hurting people or property.” The students from the Sunshine

Beach Flexi School have also jumped on board the sport, volunteering on the day as well as entering their own car into the time trials on Sunday. George Wikaira from the school helps the team maintain their car, which was donated by the Sunshine Coast Motor Sport Club. Member for Noosa Glen Elmes, who was at the race day on Sunday, said the event is an opportunity to teach young people how to drive and is the perfect place for those who want to “spin their tyres” safely under supervision. All cars that take part in the day must meet minimum safety requirements, are independently scrutineered and all drivers must have a race licence, wear the appropriate safety gear and carry a fire extinguisher. Drivers can be as young as 13 and cars racing on the day ranged from $500 vehicles to race-ready $70,000 cars that were certainly spectacular to watch race around the tight course. The next race day will be held on Sunday 27 November. Entry for spectators is $10 per person until noon and anyone who would like to enter their car or who would like more information on the club can email Anyone who would like more information on spaces for hire at the House with No Steps can phone the venue on 1300 538 746.

The river comes alive in spring By Jack Mangrove IT’S been all about the river with the stronger winds keeping a lot of anglers in small craft from heading offshore. Bream and whiting have been caught around the river mouth and Frying Pan using frozen baits like cured worm and prawns - live yabbies have also been an excellent bait. The humble bait pump is a great way to collect fresh bait and Noosa has some great sand banks perfect for collecting yabbies. Low tide and some young fingers to collect the nippers as you pump is an important part of the process.

Around the mouth there have been some flathead, trevally and tailor feeding on bait as it comes in on the tide. These species are responding well to soft vibes like Samaki Vibelicious as well as live baits. Upriver the jacks are also on the chew, and with the threat of some storms this week this will fire them up even more. Brightly coloured suspending lures cast around structure should see a result. Offshore things have been a little quiet with the wind, but those who got out have been well rewarded. Good pan-sized snapper and sweetlip have been responding well to bait around Sunshine Reef. Soft plastics fished hard to the reef have also been paying

off with some nice trout taken. The Barwon Banks are holding some big snapper, pearl perch and big tuskies and is well worth the trip when the weather allows. North Reef again has seen some great catches with the charter operator picking up some good fish including jewies and cobia. Off the beach there has been some nice sized tailor making their way south after spawning. Some of these fish have been over the 2kg-mark and are feeding on the small baitfish that inhabit the gutters close to the beach. Most of the gutter on Noosa’s North Shore are holding whiting and dart and are great fun for the kids.

Prawns, small pilchard baits and worms have been responsible for most captures. Noosa Yachtie Fishing Club are running a Youth Fishing Clinic on the Noosa River bank near the river stage. The one-hour fishing lesson is $5 per child and will teach all the basics of fishing. The clinics include all gear and bait plus a show bag as well as a sausage sizzle and drink on completion. Entries are at Davo’s Tackleworld and the clinics are being run on Saturday and Sunday mornings 22 and 23 October. There is also a raffle at $1 a ticket with some great prizes on offer including Bunnings vouchers, meal

Pat Holden with a nice jack. vouchers, tackle vouchers as well as meat and seafood vouchers. On behalf of Jack Mangrove, best of luck on your fishing adventures.

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