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Connor Lyons at Little Cove last Wednesday. Picture courtesy: Tito Media

Surf’s up! The day the waves came. The long wait was over for surfers last week when the Noosa points came alive with swell from dawn ’till dusk for three days straight. For more, turn to sport.

Hall anger boils over By Jolene Ogle


EMOTIONS ran high at the Cooroy Hall community meeting on Saturday (26 November), with council told to “get off their arses” and fix the hall. Council called the meeting to discuss what will happen to the Cooroy Memorial Hall, which the Cooroy RSL closed a year ago due to safety concerns. Council is currently in the process of taking on the trusteeship of the

hall from the Cooroy RSL and despite council not yet having official responsibility of the hall, it was clear some residents wanted answers and action right now. Angry residents slammed council for an apparent lack of action, accused them of fearmongering and scoffed when Mayor Tony Wellington said there were no pre-determined plans to tear down the memorial building. Community member Fred Broomhall said council needed to take the issue “by the horns, do the

right thing, open the hall, and stop all this waffling”. “Shame on you, Noosa Council,” he said. Community services director Alan “Fox” Rogers chaired the meeting and copped the brunt of the criticism but said council wanted to find out from the community what they wanted to happen with the hall. In his presentation, Mr Rogers said the repair bill for the hall could be $1 million and listed asbestos removal, termite damage and an unsafe roof as some of the major safety and repair

concerns for the historic building. Mayor Tony Wellington responded to the angry residents’ calls for action from council. “We can’t allocate ratepayer money for a building over which we have no control,” he said. “We simply do not have the authority to do that. Up until now, the authority and control of the building has been with the (Cooroy) RSL and we have been working both the RSL and the State Government to try and get to this point. “It has been a struggle. But staff

have been working hard over the past 12 months to get to this point.” Councillor Wellington said council had not been “sitting on their hands” and had been working with the RSL who had “changed their position a number of times throughout the process”. “Council has now finally reached the point where we have an agreement with the RSL that both of us can live with which means that now, we can move forward and council is doing its best to work with you all,” he said. Continued on Page 4

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No Poona bus for nude crew By Jolene Ogle THERE will be no bus to Poona for nudists after activist Robin Bristow left empty-handed from Member for Noosa Glen Elmes’ office on Monday (28 November). Mr Bristow and two supporters went to Mr Elmes’ office to see if he would fund a bus to Poona for nudists, but as it was a parliamentary sitting week, Mr Elmes was in Brisbane. In media reports last week, Mr Elmes said he would happily send nudists to Poona on a bus in response to claims nudists were being unfairly targeted by police at A-Bay. Mr Bristow wanted to “hold Mr Elmes to his word” and asked if he would fund the bus trip up to Poona for nudists. A spokesperson for Mr Elmes said anyone who had read his comments about a bus to Poona would know that it was made tongue in cheek. “Mr Bristow has once again misquoted Mr Elmes and that is why he stands by his decision to not engage with him,” the spokesperson said.

Robin Bristow, centre, with Alex Barker and Mark Hayter of Free Beaches Australia outside Member for Noosa Glen Elmes' office.

Zonta walking the talk By Jolene Ogle THE Zonta Club of Noosa held its annual walk along the Noosa Main Beach boardwalk on Sunday (27 November) to raise awareness of violence against women. The group was joined by locals who say no to violence and wanted to show their support for those who are living in or have survived domestic and family violence situations. Zonta Noosa service committee member Amy Ryan said days like Sunday served as a reminder that, while not every person expe-

rienced domestic violence first-hand, “every like-minded and responsible member of our community has the power to unite and say no to violence against women”. “Hopefully those who are suffering know that when they build the courage to speak up, they will be supported by their community and they won’t be alone,” she said. Amy was joined by police Inspector Jon Lewis of Noosa, Noosa councillor Ingrid Jackson, former councillor Sandy Bolton, and chairman of the board of the local branches of the Bendigo Community Bank Rick Cooper and members of the Zonta Club of Maroochy.

The Zonta Noosa group and supporters including Inpector John Lewis, Councillor Ingrid Jackson and former councillor Sandy Bolton.

Councillor Ingrid Jackson was among the 30 supporters of the walk to raise awareness of violence against women.

The peaceful demonstration made its way along the Noosa Main Beach boardwalk on Sunday 27 November.


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Anger at RSL hall meeting From front page From here, council will release an options paper in March outlining a range of potential uses for the hall and land that could include demolishing the building and replacing it with a memorial parkland or using a team of community volunteers to restore the hall along with local builders. In April, council plans to call for further community input in response to the options paper and will hold another community meeting and in May, council staff expect to present to councillors a report on community feedback and a recommendation to council. Currently, anyone who would like to have their say on the future of the Cooroy Memorial Hall can visit Council’s online Your Say portal via Flexible approach needed Following the Cooroy community meeting, Councillor Ingrid Jackson released a press statement calling for a flexible approach to determining the Cooroy Memorial Hall’s future. “The community will need to take a flexible approach if Cooroy Memorial Hall is to be preserved as a valuable part of

10 Grand in the Hand winner Rob White with some of Sunshine Beach's nippers. Picture: Surf Shots

The Cooroy community meeting got heated when angry residents called for action. the shire’s heritage,” she said. Cr Jackson said the cost to repair the building range from $400,000 up to $1 million and said annual operations and maintenance would add to the cost, with building insurance alone being $20,000 a year. “This is a lot of money and we need creative solutions to save the hall, including taking a flexible approach to current restrictions on its use,” she said. Cr Jackson said both the State Government trust deed governing the hall and the current Noosa Plan significantly restricted its potential commercial uses. “There are severe limita-

tions. Ironically, the same laws that aim to protect the hall could end up causing its demise. We need to explore possibilities for achieving a flexible solution to both maintain the hall’s heritage value while allowing commercial endeavour to generate funds,” she said. “This will require changes to the trust deed.” Cr Jackson said the goal must be to ensure heritage value and community use while making the repair and operations of the hall financially viable. “I believe the council can play an important role in seeking to facilitate this,” she said.

Worthy winner lands 10 Grand in the Hand By Dave Gleeson

to win the major prize of $10,000 cash. Rob was an original founding member of Sunshine Beach SLSC back in 1982 and was an active patrolling member from 1982 until 2009. He also served as club captain for four years in the late 80s steering the club from strength to strength. Rob was the builder who undertook club renovations in 1998 and his daughters Jenna and Leath both started in the first year of nippers at the club, progressing through the nipper ranks into cadet competition.

LOCAL builder Rob White was a worthy winner of the Sunshine Beach Surf Lifesaving Club's 10 Grand in the Hand competition on Sunday 27 November. On a beautiful spring afternoon, the balcony and lawn areas of the club were packed with locals eating, drinking, listening to live music and enjoying themselves while also helping the nippers program raise much needed funds. Apart from simply enjoying a great afternoon, all patrons were also in the draw

With a membership spanning back to the beginnings of the club, Rob has been coming to this event since it began and, as such, is a very worthy winner. Rob said he was proud to be a club member and was proud of the achievements and growth made in the nipper ranks over the last 30-plus years and hoped it could continue well into the future. He said the prize money will go towards his daughter’s coming wedding and a plane ticket to travel to Scotland for a friend’s wedding.

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Graffiti scum at work By Jolene Ogle THE entrance to the Noosa Waters estate has been defaced with big red letters reading “feminist scum”. The message of the graffiti or who it might be aimed at is unclear but passers-by can’t miss the large letters on the signage at the corner of Reef Street and Bluefin Circuit in Noosaville that appeared sometime over the weekend. Noosa Waters Resident Association vice-president Grant Holloway said he wasn’t aware of the graffiti, but said the information would be passed onto the landscaping co-coordinator for the estate. Mr Holloway said this wasn’t the first time the estate had been defaced, with residents having to remove graffiti from their fences earlier this year.

IN AN effort to raise awareness of the impact a humble daily takeaway coffee can have on the environment, Noosa Civic Shopping Centre is partnering with local environmental organisation Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA) to encourage the use of reusable coffee cups. Noosa Civic Centre manager Brian Turner said the team was excited to be continuing its successful #KeepNoosaBeautiful campaign, which started in December 2015 with the aim of reminding residents and visitors about the importance of reducing waste and making environmentally sustainable product choices. “With thousands of shoppers set to visit the centre during the busy Christmas period, we’re taking the opportunity to draw attention to this very important issue while also raising funds for NICA’s tireless work

within the local area,” Mr Turner said. “During December, we’re offering shoppers the chance to purchase a reusable #KeepNoosaBeautiful KeepCup for their daily coffee for just $5, with all funds raised through the initiative being directed to NICA.” “The Australian-designed and made KeepCups generally retail for around $27 so shoppers have the opportunity to secure a stylish and practical reusable coffee cup at a greatly reduced price, while also raising money for a very worthy local not-for-profit organisation.” “Community members and tourists are also invited to share photos of Noosa’s beautiful environment with the hashtag #KeepNoosaBeautiful, and Noosa Civic will again donate one dollar to NICA for every photo shared during December using this hashtag.” NICA Chair Tony Haslam said it was a common misconception that

most disposable coffee cups were recyclable and he was delighted to be involved in raising awareness among consumers. “Many people don’t realise that most disposable cups are lined with a plastic known as polyethylene, which means they cannot be recycled,” Mr Haslam said. “They are a major source of pollution and are of particular concern when they end up in landfill or in our waterways where they can easily get inside the stomachs of marine creatures. “Even compostable cups require commercial composting to biodegrade, so it’s critical that we all take a closer look at our everyday habits and purchase decisions and take action to support our environment.” The #KeepNoosaBeautiful campaign will commence at Noosa Civic shopping centre 1 December until sold out, with 100 per cent of funds raised being allocated to NICA programs such as the ‘Wallum Festival’.

Noosa Civic Centre manager Brian Turner is proud to announce there are 300 glass cups to sell for just $5 starting today, so get in quick for the perfect Christmas gift as they will sell out fast.

Cheer for kids in care this Christmas By Hollie Harris

QUEENSLANDERS are being encouraged to brighten the festive season for children living in out-ofhome care by donating a present to the Kids in Care Christmas gift drive. Cooroy RSL is one of the official gift collection points for the GIVIT Christmas Gift Drive this year. The gift drive aims to see a present donated for every child and young person in care, from newborns

to children up to aged 17. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman is asking Queenslanders to show their support for kids in care and purchase an extra gift when they are out Christmas shopping. “We all know it takes a village to raise a child, and this is absolutely the case for children who are unable to live with their families,” she said. “These gifts from the community are a way for everyone to support our kids in care, as well as their car-

ers who do a wonderful job all year round.” Ms Fentiman called on schools and the business community to get involved and throw their support behind the gift drive. “With more than 8000 children in care we need plenty of gifts that will go right around the state to reach children,” she said. Gifts should be suited to a broad range of children and teenagers in care.

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Thursday’s girls are full of hope By Hollie Harris THE Thursday Girls held their final function for 2016 last Thursday at The Waterfront Restaurant on Gympie Terrace. The fund-raiser was held to raise money for children in our local region who are financially struggling to pay for their education expenses. There are many families who cannot afford to pay for the extra things many other children are lucky to have access to for their education. School excursions, sports and special school equipment are just a few things that many of our schoolkids are unable to afford and these fundraisers help allow these kids to have access to a better future. The Thursday Girls, Carol Donovan, Sally Page, Barbara Harris, Di Kirby, Neridah Rooseboom, Liz Meikle and Dorothy Maloney work with school principals and chaplains to direct the much-needed funds to those who desperately need it. The end of year luncheon was a

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Top chefs at Aromas AROMAS Noosa hosted patissier extraordinaire Adriano Zumbo and Tasmanian- born Italian celebrity chef Massimo Mele for a taste of summer on Saturday evening. Massimo Mele is known for his hearty Italian fare, and is opening a new restaurant in Martin Place, Sydney, in March next year. Adriano Zumbo is famous for his colourful and elaborate sweet creations, as well as his recent television show Zumbo’s Just Desserts. Both chefs are regulars to the Noosa Food and Wine event, and Aromas Noosa head chef Jules Santisi was excited to share his kitchen

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provide a similar presentation to NBRF members at an annual general meeting which is scheduled for 9 December and a report will be released online following the AGM. “The presentations are an overview of an annual report which we will formally release to council following our AGM, together with audited financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2016. “They will be posted to our website after the meeting,” he said. Mr Corfe said the key messages in the report included thank-

ing the council for its support and explaining that $600,000 has been committed to five programs. “We have under-spent on our operational budget for our 18 months of operations to December 2016 and we have laid good foundations for extending our efforts during the 2017 financial year and will, making reference to our DGR status, include seeking other funding external to council,” Mr Corfe said. “We recognise the enormous contribution to the Noosa Biosphere Reserve concept from a large number of people since our

original application to the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere program in 2007 - our story today is their story as well.” Mr Corfe said the foundation acknowledged it could do more to communicate to the community and expected to release an explanatory video in conjunction with the Noosa Community Biosphere Association. “We also committed to a deeper review of some aspects of our governance early next year,” he said.

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people THE lead swimmers had turned the last can and were heading for the beach. Behind them were some forty plus clubmates - spread out over the course of 1.2 kilometres. Some were cruising, some were finding it tough, but among them were a group who had two things in common. First they were determined to put up a good show and second they were there because of one man, Bruce Warren: and the occasion was the Annual Shirley Strachan Memorial Swim. Starting on the sands of Noosa's Little Cove and finishing on Main Beach, the event was under the sponsorship of McDermott Aviation. John McDermott had been a good mate of Shirley Strachan and as such wanted to do something fitting in memory of his mate. As both John and Bruce were of a swimming background John decided to approach with an idea and get Bruce's opinion and suggestions. The result was the annual memorial swim. “I sat with Bruce and we talked. Because of our similar background he understood where I was coming from. That was some twelve years ago and now it is the most important swim on the Noosa Club's swim calendar. Bruce's wife Sandy stepped in to help and we haven’t looked back,” said John.

The swim was for Noosa members only and the age was from 11 to 60. Bruce Warren, who hailed from Sydney, joined the Noosa Club in 1998. He was a former endurance swimmer and had been a qualified swim coach since 1969; this plus his twenty-five years of pool management in NSW ensured that he came to us with great credentials. He obtained his bronze and went on to the patrol roster and also became a member of the masters swim team. In the seasons ahead he went on to hold the positions of swim captain, team manager and bronze swim coach. It was during my time as club President of Noosa that I and other club presidents were called upon to be aware of the increasing workload being performed by our mobile rescue craft. “Gentleman don’t ever forget that our basic requirement for patrolmen is still swimming and always will be, so make sure that you maintain a high standard of swimming in your clubs.” This was taken on board-and we all agreed. So what to do at Noosa? The next day I found the solution. Standing in the breezeway reading the notice board was the answer to my problem. It was our old club mate Bruce Warren. Taking a deep breath (because we had had our ups and downs) I approached him and said, “Bruce I have a job for you.’’ “Yeah what’s that?”

Bruce Warren. “I want you to raise the standard of swimming in the club, right across the board.” I then went on to explain the reason and to my relief he totally agreed. "Too many of our kids are depending on the IRB’s and other craft. They forget that if something goes wrong out there,” he said pointing to the ocean, “they might have to swim for it. I’ll do it for you.” And he did exactly that. End result: another quiet achiever whose contribution to beach safety in our community has so far gone unnoticed.

He started as swim coach of the bronze squads and in the months ahead many gave him credit for raising their fitness level as well as their ability. He reintroduced the 10am Sunday swim and best of all, along with wife Sandy and John McDermott, and they, as a team, established the Memorial swim. I will never forget the first ever swim. It was Australia Day and the entries for the swim were in the high thirties. The smiles on the faces in particular those of the young, said it all. They took part and they achieved.

But most pleasing was the number of young ones who walked over and said thanks to Bruce (forever supported by Sandy) and his team. The success of that first swim ensured that the Shirley Strachan Memorial Swim was here to stay. Away from the world of family and lifesaving, Bruce's other big love affair was Rugby Union; a game he played as a young man. His support for the NSW Waratahs was set in concrete. His verbal exchanges in the men’s locker room with club President Ross Fisher (a kiwi and All Black supporter) were somewhat legendary; in particular when the All Black name of Ritchie McCaw was mentioned. In the world of surf lifesaving, respect is not given it is earned; and Bruce’s many contributions paved the way for our respect. Sadly last week following a short illness, Bruce passed away, leaving wife Sandy and club mates devastated. Club President Ross Fisher spoke for us all when he said, “He will be missed throughout the club. And nowhere more so than in the men's locker room, where there is always constant banter and noise; a place where he could - and would - have a crack at anyone. On’ya Bruc’ee - we will miss you mate.” Yesterday at 2.30pm on Noosa's Main Beach we gathered together family, club mates and friends to bid a sad farewell to a mate that passed our way: and has forever, left his mark. Vaya Con Dios old club mate, Vaya Con Dios. Bruce Warren: Proudly one of Our People.

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Young director UNITED Synergies are Noosa’s not-for-profit organisation working with young people facing a range of issues and, following their AGM last week, are proud to announce Hayden Ford as their first ever Young Director Intern. United Synergies chairman Ian Montague said the Young Director Internship is about recognising the importance of promoting leadership and participation with young people on boards. “At a leadership level, for both the not-for-profit sector and for our organisation, we want to provide an opportunity for a young director to participate on our board,” he said. “The aim is to encourage leadership in young people and to give them an insight as to how boards function, as well as the opportunity to learn new skills from our current board of directors. “All too often, this opportunity is not given to young people - with the majority of board directors in Australia above the age of 35.” Mr Montague said the Young Director Internship not only recognised the importance of hearing directly from young people and promoting youth leadership, it also builds the community’s pool of future board members. After publicly advertising the Young Director Internship, United Synergies will welcome 19-year-old Hayden Ford into the role.

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The team at Scooter Style / Noosa Motorcycles have created 'Rock The Casbah' a bike inspired by the song and built with meticulous detail. Check it out in person in store. The Man Born to be King cast will perform the radio production on Saturday 3 December from 7.30pm at the Anglican Church of Noosa, 17 William Street, Tewantin. Entry is just a food donation for those in need this Christmas.

Herod in voice THE traditional Christmas story might seem like a sentimental tale, but to British writer Dorothy L. Sayers it was anything but. Sayers’ radio play, “The Man Born to Be King” - first produced for the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1942 - explores the birth of Christ from the power-hungry perspective of King Herod. This unique production will be performed live on Saturday 3 December at 7.30pm at the Anglican Church of Noosa, 17 William Street, Tewantin. All are welcome and admission is just a food donation for Samaritan Care Christmas food hampers. All 18 members of the cast for The Man Born to Be King belong to the Anglican Church of Noosa, several with professional acting experience.

King Herod is played by Ian Williams, a Tewantin-based public relations professional who has performed in the UK, Canada, the US and Australia and Joanna MooreSmith, once a cast member on The Young Doctors television series as well as many Sydney theatre productions, plays the innkeeper’s wife who hosts Mary and Joseph. Show director Jo Kadlecek-Gilbert said the BBC commissioned Sayers to write these radio plays on the life of Christ at the same time Nazis were invading Europe, as a way of reconnecting with the country’s Christian roots and hope. “In many ways, the play’s retelling of Christ’s birth offers an amazingly relevant perspective for us to hear,” she said. “We wanted to give the Noosa community a new way to listen to

the Christmas story through a quality production and for a good cause - food donations for our neighbours in need.” Audience members will enjoy the re-recreation of the 1940s radio studio as actors deliver their lines into shared microphones complete with sound effects. The production is performed with permission from David Higham Literary Associates, London, England, and is one of many Christmas events the Anglican Church of Noosa will be hosting. For more information on Christmas and family carol services, the Peregian Springs Christmas Spectacular, or The Man Born to Be King please visit,

Desert-dueller made in a day By Hollie Harris THROUGHOUT the month of October, Royal Enfield Australia and New Zealand held a bike build-off competition for all Royal Enfield dealerships across Australia and New Zealand to take part in. Scott Macken at Scooter Style / Noosa Motorcycles in Noosa said he thought it would be a great opportunity to think outside the square. The team decided to really challenge themselves and attempt to complete their custom bike build in just one day. On 31 October, Scott gathered his Scooter Style team Ben and Chris, together with some guest assistants in Doug, Kratzy, Mal and Brian and began their incredible bike transformation. They created a plan to transform a Royal Enfield Classic 500 in Battle Green into a desert-crossing, do-anything bike that would just keep going and going. Adding some super lighting for the darkest desert nights and a can of spare fuel ensured the bike would be able to do just that. With chunky monkey Pirelli Scor-

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Wardrobe refreshed THE party season is here, and the Another Woman’s Closet community event is giving local fashionistas the chance to get a whole new wardrobe without breaking the bank or impacting the environment. This Sunday 4 December is the inaugural clothing market event where stallholders will depart with their preloved clothing with an emphasis on fashion for this festive season and summer wear. All of the clothing on offer has been finely curated - meaning there will be nothing that is stained, torn, damaged or needing repair. It’s well loved and well cared for preloved and brand new clothing, all washed and on hangars ready for purchasing. Winner of the Sunshine Coast Style Awards 2016 and radio celebrity Carlie Wacker will be there to pass on some of her gorgeous

pieces, along with local fashionista Claire Marston. Labels on sale include Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Sportsgirl, Country Road and more, along with sizes XXS - XL and sizes 6 18 and prices from just $1. In addition, Another Woman’s Closet will also be collecting socks and jocks, bras and undies and face moisturiser, all of which will go to Orange Sky Laundry for distribution to the homeless. These are the most needed things which can bring a sense of dignity in the simplest of ways. Event organisers are expecting a large turnout for the first Another Woman’s Closet event and recommend wearing a seamless bikini or one-piece swimsuit for ease when trying on lots of clothes. The Another Woman’s Closet will be held at the Peregian Beach Community House, 255 David

Another Woman’s Closet will also be collecting socks and jocks, bras and undies and face moisturiser, all of which will go to Orange Sky Laundry for distribution to the homeless. Pictured are foudners Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett. Low Way, Peregian Beach, on Sunday 4 December from 8am to midday. To book a stall, visit another-womans-closet-december-2016-MTE2NTQ

Schoolies praised POLICE have praised the behaviour of Noosa Schoolies with only one arrest throughout the week. A 17-year-old male was arrested for public nuisance in the early hours of Friday morning 25 November on Hastings Street. No other incidents or arrests were reported.

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Short delays are expected on Noosa Parade while council gives Munna Point Bridge a facelift.


Temporary traffic lights will be in use while work is in progress. A temporary path will be in place for pedestrians, complete with traffic barriers. Council appreciates motorists’ patience while the works are completed, and apologises for any inconvenience caused. For more information about these works and other current council work projects, please visit

Team work NOOSA Heads officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Steve McReight has praised local officers and security for their team work in catching three would-be thieves. On Saturday 19 November, a guard from a local security firm disturbed three youths trying to break into the Noosa Golf Club in Tewantin. One alleged offender lost their shoe as the security guard gave chase after calling the police. One youth was caught by the security guard and the other two were caught when the Dog Squad arrived to track them down. The three youths were officially cautioned and Sen Sgt McReight said their arrests were a good example of team work.

Foot traffic for bridge MUNNA Point Bridge is being given a facelift with a new footpath. Works began today and will take two weeks to complete, weather permitting. Except for next Friday night 9 December, the bridge will remain open to traffic. Traffic headed for Hastings Street on that night will be diverted through Noosa Drive. Short delays are expected during peak periods throughout the fortnight, as only one lane on Noosa Parade at the bridge will be open while work is underway.


POLICE are warning residents to keep their car keys safe after four sets of keys were stolen from homes over the past week. Sen Sgt McReight said residents were leaving their car keys in an easy-to-reach place and thieves were walking into homes and taking them along with their car. Sen Sgt McReight said he knew it wasn’t fair to have to hide your keys in your own home, but it was the best way to prevent theft. “And remember to lock your car,� he said.

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Amy’s star rises THE fourth star on the Ri-con Christmas tree is for life-time community volunteer Amy Payne and is sponsored by her sister Jean Evans and beloved friends. Amy Winnifred Wilcken was born in Gympie on 17 April 1917. She started school at Eumundi and finished her education at Eerwah Vale. Amy helped her parents on their dairy and banana farm until her marriage in 1937 to Les ‘Tiger’ Payne. Amy moved to Cooroy and she and Les bought and sold farms, all the while also growing beans, until 1956 when they moved to Emerald Street and Amy’s community service began. She served on the Queensland Red Cross for more than 50 years helping Dr Luck with the blood bank, was a member for the Cooroy CWA for 64, was on the steering committee to raise funds to build Kabara Care in Cooroy where she held the position of treasurer for 18 years until computers took over (and Amy being in her late 80s decided to let them take over), and delivered for Meals on Wheels until she broke her shoulder at 88 years. Amy received many community awards including the 1982 Sunshine Coast Radio Station 4NA, 1995 Sunshine Coast 50 Years Anniversary World War II, 1998 Cooroy

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Tourism operators go global Amy Payne will be honoured with a star on the Ri-con Christmas tree in Cooroy. Rotary Club, 1998 Premier of Queensland Award, 2001 Commonwealth Seniors, 2001 Queensland Year of Volunteers, 2006 Australian Red Cross 50 Years’ Service, and 2006 Reg Bryant’s Cooroy Rotary Award. Amy was also a keen bowler and life member of Cooroy Bowls Club where she held many positions over the decades, including president and treasurer many times. Amy also conducted Cards for Seniors for more than 35 years. Amy was very humble about her service, preferring the joy of

giving to that of receiving. She was a resident of Kabara Care Cooroy for four years and passed away at Nambour Hospital on 4 May 2016. She and Les did not have children. Les passed away 37 years ago. Amy was laid to rest with Les in the Cooroy Cemetery. She is survived by her sister Jean Evans and family of “Aveo” Albany Creek. Amy is remembered as a uniquely kind and generous soul who gave freely of herself


NEARLY 30 Tourism Noosa operators attended an information session this week hosted by Tourism Noosa to discover how they could benefit from completing the Global Ready Industry Program (GRIP) mentoring program and become ‘international ready’. Tourism Noosa CEO Damien Massingham said the Global Ready Industry Program has been designed to provide four suitable members with tools, knowledge and expertise to develop and market their business internationally. “The information session was an opportunity for members to discover what the oneon-one mentoring program involves, giving operators an overview of the international market and distribution channels, hearing from key trade

partners and also to discover how the GRIP program works,” he said. “The program will be delivered by qualified and experienced industry specialists from DR Tourism and will include one-on-one mentoring sessions including a review of their business and setting it to work in the international markets. “International markets are important to Noosa as typically international visitors stay longer than the domestic market and, on average, spend more than the domestic traveller. “International guests also tend to travel at different times of the year which can help even out seasonality in business.” The program will feature

five key sessions from understanding a business, discovering why to work with trade, reviewing and positioning price structure, being trade ready and finally, the sales pitch and getting ready with sales tools for contacting potential trade partners. Hayley Gee from Kanu Kapers attended the information session. “The afternoon was really informative and gave me a good insight into the potential that the international market can bring to my business and also how different marketing internationally is to reaching the domestic market,” she said. The program will commence in late January and finish in early May 2017.

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POP UP ART SHOW THERE will be a pop-up art show in Tickle Park, Coolum, by the Coolum Art Group on Saturday 17 December. Bargains to be had from our studio clearance. We will be in the park from 8am. Come and join in the fun.

SANTA’S CLASSY HELPERS IT is now only two weeks until our Big Charity Shopping Day. The final afternoon tea and Christmas party will be held on Friday 2 December, at 2.30pm, at the Little Birdy Cafe and Bar, 287 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville (located under the Offshore Noosa Resort - the old Elvis). Cost is $20 per person and includes a drink on arrival and a selection of afternoon treats. On this day, we will collect Christmas treats for families, plus a bag of potatoes, oranges or something fresh that can be stored for a week.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP OF NOOSA OUR guest speaker at Christian Fellowship of Noosa on Sunday 4 December, Peter Evans, has chosen a most challenging title - “Don’t Mess with God”. To hear what Peter has to say just come to the CWA Hall, next door to the Tewantin Post Office, at 9.30am. You’ll find a warm, friendly, and welcoming gathering of folk. is our website or you can always talk with Tony on 5474 0620.

TEWANTIN NOOSA RSL WOMENS AUXILIARY THE last meeting of the year will be on Friday 2 December at 10.30am followed by our Christmas party in the bistro. Please bring a toy for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. All members please book with Kay for catering purposes $25. Members and friends welcome. Phone Kay on 5447 5042.

SOCIAL DANCING POMONA EVERY Tuesday evening, from 7pm to 9.30pm, Pat and Norm Young organise a social ballroom dancing evening at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall. The cost is $4, which includes supper. It is a very enjoyable evening as Pat and Norm provide New Vogue as well as Old Time Dancing. Come and be a

building in Emerald Street, Cooroy. The new accommodation will give space for research, computers, the growing archives and library. The building will also provide disability access and facilities, a kitchen, office space and store. Visit or phone 5442 5570 to find out more.

Send it to Santa EVERYONE is welcome to send a letter to Santa through the magical letterbox at Noosa Today. Santa has told us that everyone who sends a letter will receive a personalised letter right back just before Christmas. Don’t forget to include your address on your letter so Santa knows where to send his reply. Santa’s letterbox will be at the front of Noosa Today, 36 Mary Street, Noosaville, until Monday 19 December. You can drop your letter off from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. spectator and see if you will enjoy it. Everyone is welcome. Phone 5485 2007 for more information or come and visit.

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WANT to know how to identify good wines and food? Want to know how to match wine and food and enjoy good company in the process? Then come along to a dining experience conducted by the Noosa Beefsteak and Burgundy Club. We invite you to join us at one of our monthly dinners at a local Noosa restaurant. The club meets on the third Wednesday of the month. If you would like to attend, phone secretary Max Bourne on 0412 728 911.

THE Presbyterian Church of Tewantin will hold a street stall on Friday 9 December, from 8am until 12.30pm outside the Bendigo bank, Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin. There will be a range of home-baked goods including cakes, slices, biscuits and pickles and jams. In addition hand crafts such as towels, hangers, tea cosies, booties, toys, crocheted knee rugs plus much more are available.


COUNTRY Music Concert at the Hall of Fame, 24 Steggalls Road, Yandina, on Saturday 10 December, at 1pm. Toe tapping music with a good band, local artists and a guest artist. Walk-ups welcome. Canteen open, free afternoon tea, raffle and door prizes. Entry $8. Concession $6. Inquiries to 5446 7545 or 0437 191 004.

THE Lions Club of Peregian are an active, vibrant and good humoured bunch of volunteers. We hold our meetings at the Coolum Beach Hotel, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, commencing at 5.30pm for dinner at 6pm. We welcome anybody interested in our group, please call Ross on 5448 1592, follow us on Facebook. Further details at

MEDITATION AND CREATIVE VISUALISATION ENJOY meditation/creative visualisation with Ruth Eedy. Commencing Wednesday 14 December in the CWA Hall, Poinciana Avenue,


LOCAL HISTORY GROUP COOROY-NOOSA Family and Local History Group will meet at 1pm on Saturday 10 December at Cooroy Library on Maple Street for the monthly meeting and end of year get together. The Research Room at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy, will close on Tuesday 13 December, we will re-open in the New Year at our new

WEEKLY roster for Tewantin-Noosa Meals on Wheels for the week Monday 5 to Friday 9 December. Monday drivers: Rotary Daybreak, Margaret and Mick, Pat and John, Helen and John, Anne and Phil, Kerry and Jeff, Patricia. Kitchen: Martina, Len, Stephen and Len. Tuesday drivers: Driver needed for run A, Liz, Tania and friends, Margaret and Jill, Tony and Kim, Maidie and Terry, Diane. Kitchen: Ashleigh, Jo, Christine and Peter. Wednesday drivers: Des and Ian, Sandra, Gary, Victor, Jan and Bryan, Lee and Stuart, Dennis. Kitchen: Jill, Judi, Elfie and Peter. Thursday drivers: Stewart, Heidi, Brian and Marion, Sylvia and David, Ingrid and Bob, Jan and Wendy, Cheryl. Kitchen: Christine, Lois, Robyn, John and Ron. Friday drivers: Bruce, Robyn/Dean, Brian G., Bob, Theresa, Brian E., Paul. Kitchen: John, Sandy, Elfie and Peter. Tewantin-Noosa Meals on Wheels will be closed over the week of Christmas to New Year. Closed from Monday 26 December and will recommence services on Tuesday 3 January. If you are unavailable or can do an extra run, please phone the kitchen on 5449 7659.

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Oasis of peace SET on a large block and located in

and offer plenty of space for the

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home essentials ADDRESS: 11 Grosvenor Terrace, Noosa Heads PRICE: $1.335 million (neg) DESCRIPTION: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool VIEW: Saturday, 11am-11.30am AGENT: Kate Cox for Richardson and Wrench Noosa, 0438 695 505 18 NOOSA TODAY | Thursday, 1 December, 2016




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Sip a quiet champagne from your balcony in a 5-star apartment located right in the heart of Hastings Street. Now you can enjoy your holidays in comfort with excellent income returns and tax breaks to make even your accountant smile! This is a spacious fully furnished apartment with an extra large 20m2 balcony. ɒ 100 sqm2 apartment and private carpark on title. ɒ Excellent yield and depreciation benefits. ɒ Large open plan living and master bedroom. ɒ Directly opposite Noosa’s Main Beach.



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Deluxe Hastings Street Apartment

View Friday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm Price $480,000

This stunning apartment is situated in a quiet location on Hastings Street. With an open plan design and luxuriosly furnished, you can sit back and relax in comfort, after a hard day at the beach. This apartment is a prudent investment in one of Noosa’s favourite holiday destinations. ɒ Morning sun on your private balcony. ɒ Directly opposite Noosa’s Main Beach. ɒ Excellent income and depreciation benefits. ɒ Luxurious apartment with recent renovations.



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NOOSA HEADS 17 ‘ON THE BEACH’ 49 HASTINGS STREET 1 Sun & Surf This stunning, absolute beachfront apartment has a true northern aspect with uninterrupted views of Noosa Main Beach and the ocean. Apartment 17 has been delightfully renovated with a high standard of quality finishes ensuring this is avery attractive and stylish property. ɒ Best position in Hastings Street. ɒ Well managed complex. ɒ Direct beach access. ɒ Strong holiday income and tax benefits.



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Privacy & Position

View By Appointment Price $815,000

Boasting a unique open floor plan with high vaulted ceilings and atrium windows there is a great sense of space for those looking to downsize. in addition, there is a substantial down stairs master bedroom with access to the large private courtyard. ɒ Spoilt for choice with multiple indoor/outdoor living areas. ɒ Freshly painted interior, new carpet and window furnishings throughout. ɒ Large open plan throughout, with split cycle air conditioning. ɒ Your own separate buggy garage.

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Stylish & Elegant

View Saturday 11-11.30am Price Contact Agent

This delightful single level home is situated on an elevated block adjacent to Lake Weyba, taking in a stunning leafy private back drop, this property has been fastidiously maintained and will appeal to the fussiest buyers. It contains a stylish interior, high quality fittings and luxury appliances, this superb home is fit for those who deserve only the best in life. ɒ Large chef style kitchen with quality appliances, plus fully equipped outdoor kitchen & bar. ɒ Separate home office/ 4th bedroom with external access. ɒ Turkish coral stone tiles flowing throughout, including the outdoor entertaining areas. ɒ 5-10 mins drive to Hastings Street and it’s array of eclectic cafes and famous restaurants.

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Peace & Perfection

View Saturday 10-10.30am Price $1.9Million

‘Alhambra’ is a very special home, probably best described as a hinterland resort . The home has views from every window, overlooking 14.2 acres of land which gently follows Six Mile Creek and a myriad of additional features. ɒ 14.2 Acres with approval for a second home. ɒ Superb views with a outdoor entertainers cabana, 20m lap pool & gym. ɒ 3 Dams, a bore full of Cooroy Mountain water, creek frontage and stables. ɒ Split level home, 4 bedrooms, office, master bedroom with dressing room & ensuite.

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Rare & Exclusive

View Saturday 11-11.30am Price $2.29Million

”Palmyra” as it is known is a truly private executive retreat designed to make you forget about anything that isn’t hedonistic. With a windy creek and resident mob kangaroos, it’s a 25 acre piece of heaven just 25 minutes from Noosa’s main beach. ɒ Wide verandahs all round, huge living spaces, high ceilings and cool flooring. ɒ 3 bedroom caretaker’s cottage and a separate art or yoga studio. ɒ Guest areas are spacious and overlook the superb infinity edge pool. ɒ Immaculate grounds designed for minimum maintenance.

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Prized & Perfect

View Saturday 1-1.30pm Price $2.495Million

Without doubt this property is one of the most covetable residences in the Noosa Springs gated estate. Unchangeable views down the second hole and through to Lake Weyba are just some of the desirable features of this elegant home. ɒ Large covered terrace overlooks the inground pool and putting green. ɒ Distinctive entry of limestone tiles winding through tiered water features. ɒ Spacious open plan spaces, high ceilings & concertina doors allow natural light. ɒ Kitchen boasts Miele appliances, beech timber cabintery & stone benchtops.

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Modern luxury ON offer is one of Peregian Beach’s most beautiful homes. With custom design elements throughout and high quality finishes, it is clear no expense has been spared in the creation of this modern luxury beachside home.

The main living spaces are located upstairs to make the most of the home’s elevation so the new owners can enjoy cooling ocean breezes, plenty of natural light and can catch one of Noosa’s beautiful sunsets from one of the two balconies.

From blackbutt timber flooring to underfloor heating, 2.7-metre ceilings throughout, fully ducted for air-conditioning and a beautiful Jetmaster fireplace, the top-quality features are endless.

The home chef will be impressed by the designer kitchen that features Caesarstone and formed polished concrete bench tops, custom-made cabinetry and a list of features such as a four-burner gas cook top, tepanyaki grill and a wine fridge underbench.

The unique two-storey floorplan has been designed to suit the home’s location and is also perfect for a growing family or as a holiday rental thanks to the private layout of the sleeping quarters and multiple living spaces. On the lower-level there are two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and access to the rear yard, but there is also a dedicated guest suite with built-in wardrobes and an ensuite, plus access to the poolside deck. The bedrooms are set around a spacious family room where bifold doors allow the room to open out to the poolside terrace that leads to the pool pavilion.

The kitchen looks out to the large covered balcony and down to the open-plan living and dining space, plus study and a more formal lounge with its own balcony.

home essentials ADDRESS: 25 Currawong Crescent, Peregian Beach

The master suite is also on this level and features a beautifullyappointed ensuite with twin vanities and an oval bath, plus a spacious walk-in wardrobe.

AUCTION: Saturday 10 December, at 10am on site

All of this is located just a short stroll from the popular Peregian Beach village and the pristine sands of Peregian Beach, or head north to Noosa Main Beach and Noosa National Park, while the Sunshine Coast Airport is just a short drive away.

VIEW: Saturday, 11am-11.45am

DESCRIPTION: 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car, pool AGENT: Mike Hay and Sam Walker for Century 21 Conolly Hay Group, 0417 624 059 or 0400 730 457




Bedrooms & Bathrooms

View By Appointment Price $1.26Million

Packed full of character this light and spacious, two-storey home provides an impeccable opening to live in or enjoy as a holiday home. The property is built on a 809m2 block with views to Noosa Hill from the top level roof terrace. • Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. • Two studies - work from home. • Three separate living areas. • Move in or continue excellent income.

Kate Cox 0438 695 505 5447 4499 |



Richardson & Wrench Noosa


Luxurious living on a grand scale in Sunshine Beach Boasting an intelligent Tim Ditchfield design, this relaxed yet luxurious state-of-theart beach house has been designed perfectly for the Noosa lifestyle and expansive ocean views. This home is classic and timeless in its design, solidly built with multiple living spaces and seamless indoor/outdoor living. The vibrant village is just a short stroll while pristine Sunshine Beach is only metres from your doorstep. Dream five car garage and top-of-the-line inclusions, you will want for nothing.

CENTURY 21 CONOLLY HAY GROUP 07 5447 2451 CENTURY21.COM.AU 24 NOOSA TODAY | Thursday, 1 December, 2016

FOR SALE Informal Tender- Closes 16th December at 5pm


Saturday 3rd Dec 12-1pm


Mike Hay 0417 624 059 Rachel Sellman 0422 719 041


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Set in Noosa Biosphere’s natural green pocket, right in the heart of Old Tewantin, the boutique Tanglewood project honours the exclusive D΍RUGDEOHOLYLQJLQRQHRIWKHVKLUHȇVVWURQJHVWJURZWKVXEXUEV

Land now selling from $350,000

Surrounded by natural parkland, these limited, level blocks provide the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor living, sunshine and shade, and privacy and community.


T 11 607m2

LOT 10 601m2

LOT 9 832m2

LOT 7 640m2

LOT 8 800m2

LOT 5 603m2

LOT 6 904m2

LOT 4 603m2

LOT 3 804m2

LOT 1 603m

LOT 2 804m 0 m

The exclusive Tanglewood project is conceptualised by MBC to provide a new family-friendly benchmark in Noosa Shire living. This is an opportunity to live in a prized location, in a secluded pocket just moments from world famous beaches, coastal style, and amenities. • Ready to build large level lots • Lot sizes range from 600m2 to 900m2 • Central to Noosa Hinterland and Noosa Beaches • 13 mins to Cooroy • 9 mins to Noosa Civic Shopping Centre • 2 mins to North Shore Ferry • 2 mins to Boat ramps on the Noosa River • 2 mins to Tewantin Town Centre • 15 mins to Hastings Street and Noosa National Park • 15 mins to Sunshine Beach Village

Proudly developed by


Exclusively marketed by

Call Sam Walker 0400 730 457 or David Conolly 0438 259 956


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Luxurious Beachside Family Home Designed by Gabriel Poole, this international award-winning home is new to the market and sure to impress even the most astute buyer.

FOR SALE Informal Tender Closes 16th

Set on a 700m2 block and surrounded by natural bushlands, this three-level home is reminiscent of a luxurious Byron Bay beach house where you can hear the waves crashing to the shore and smell the sea salt in the air.


Saturday 3rd Dec 12-12:45pm


Mike Hay David Conolly

A warming and modern mix of timber and glass has been used throughout the home to extend the beach house vibe. A neutral colour scheme and quality fittings and finishes means you can simply move in and start enjoying the coastal lifestyle.

CENTURY 21 CONOLLY HAY GROUP 07 5447 2451 CENTURY21.COM.AU 26 NOOSA TODAY | Thursday, 1 December, 2016

December 5pm


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0417 624 059 0438 259 956

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Resort-style retirement calling OVER 100 locals gathered for the grand opening of the Palm Lake Resort clubhouse on Saturday 26 November, with the club’s state-of-the-art facilities on show for the first time. Visitors were wowed by the extensive range of activities from a 10-pin bowling alley to a luxurious cinema and dining room with sparkling chandeliers. The Palm Lake Resort Cooroy-Noosa is the fifth in the Palm Lake Group portfolio of luxurious, state-of-the-art retirement homes that offer a modern take on traditional retirement villages. The opening of CooroyNoosa Palm Lakes resort marks a new era in retirement living. The homes are modern and up-market and residents have access to resort-style facilities such as a pool with lush tropical landscaping, an outdoor spa, fitness centre and golf simulator room.

Barbara and Bob Rodgers take a break from checking out the great facilities.

An artist impression of the new Cooroy Noosa Palm Lakes Resort clubhouse.

Entertainers performed for visitors to the grand opening of the Palm Lake Resort in Cooroy.

From left: Mayor Tony Wellington, Palm Lake Group founders Beverly and Walter Elliott, Cr Ingrid Jackson, Palm Lakes managing director Scott Elliott, and group CEO Manuel Lang.

The Terraces – Luxury & Style The Terraces by the Sunland Group is a stunning architecturally designed community where you are surrounded by natural beauty and relaxing coastal environment but only minutes from everything you need. The Terraces offers stylish single level and two-storey designs with high quality finishes and expert designed floorplans to capture natural light, breezes and aspect. • Affordable Body Corporate Fees in a fully maintained community • Access to The Recreation Club just minutes walk from your residence • Only minutes from the spectacular surf beaches of Coolum and Peregian • Located in an established community, with leading schools and shopping only a stone’s throw away

FOR SALE From $454,900 AGENT Century 21 Conolly Hay Group




07 5471 2918


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68 Top Forestry Rd, Ridgewood 11-00-11.45am Sat 3 Dec 2016

7 Hilary Road, Carters Ridge 10.00-10.45am Sat 3 Dec 2016

• 3 bed 1 bath quaint country cottage on 8 acres • Dual accomm due to converted garage loft • Polished timber lrs, modern walk through kitchen • Open plan dining and living space with air con • Bedrooms all good size with built ins and fans • Modern, large, well-appointed bathroom • Extremely quiet and peaceful surroundings • Gorgeous views and a good sized dam • School bus transport, 10 mins to Cooroy

• 2 bed 1 bath country home with charm & character • All bedrooms are of a good size with BI wardrobes • Polished timber loors radiate country charm feel • Cute & tidy kitchen with electric cook top & oven • Kitchen opens with server to dining & living area • Choose from wood ire heater or reverse cycle A/C • Access to wrap around, f/f screened verandah • Lovely relaxing outdoor entertaining area • Rest of useable land separated into 4ac dog fenced

$579,000 Kimberlea Thwaites

$449,000 0431 297 848

Robyn Kildey

0414 425 350

1 Emerald Street, Cooroy

1 Emerald Street, Cooroy

5447 7733

5447 7733

BIG TOWNHOUSE IN PRESTIGIOUS STREET When so much of Noosa’s townhouses are becoming popular it’s hard to find bargains anywhere, until now! ‘Banksia terraces’ are little sleepers where getting in now will do you a favour, as these must be the best positioned townhouses available with growth to come. This happens to be a big 3 bedroom (new carpets, and two bedrooms on ground floor) 2 bathroom townhouse with lovely views to the hinterland in the distance and living areas up stairs and down. Remote control garage. Communal pool. An easy 5 minutes walk to ‘Noosa Junction’ shops and cinema. 10 to 15 minutes walk down to the famous Main Beach and Hastings Street. Be very quick folks as this will not last a week!



Unit 2 ‘Banksia Terraces’ 2 Banksia Avenue, NOOSA HEADS Inspect: Saturday 1-1.45pm Ron Davey 0412 206 563 12332760-PB48-16


Prestige Property Collection

5474 2442




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: Saturday 11am-12pm Ron Davey 0412 206 563


ACQUIRE IT NOW Honest and well thought out this home offers three bedrooms, two of which have air conditioning, all have built in robes. Two bathrooms one being the ensuite to the master plus two indoor living areas opening out to alfresco dining / entertaining. The 1000m2 of flat usable land is fully fenced making it ideal for the kids to kick a ball or the Gardiner who likes to indulge . This one won’t last so inspect today.





28 Cedarleigh Drive Tewantin Inspect: Saturday 10:00am to 10:45am Tony Watson 0403 180 828


Prestige Property Collection

5474 2442


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Coolum Beach $365k


2/23 Beach Road


VIEW SAT. 11 - 11.30AM


Modern, open plan apartment with ground level entry and only 300m from Coolum beach precinct. A great location with lots on ofer.

B 1

• Fully furnished apartment ofering security and privacy • Large balcony with ample room for entertaining • Enjoy the resort pools, spa, tennis court, gym and BBQ areas





Dannielle Preston M: 0435 405 656

Peregian Beach $730k

2/28 Pelican Street VIEW SAT. 11 - 11.30AM Enjoy fantastic views of both hinterland vistas and ocean blue to Coolum in this recently updated spacious apartment.


A 2

B 1

• A bedroom, bathroom on each loor • Open plan living, kitchen • A back deck to enjoy outdoor living


STYLISH TOWNHOUSE Vicki Cooper M: 0418 231 955

Peregian Springs $590k

25 Parkview Parade VIEW SAT. 12 - 12.30PM Excellent home on a corner block in a quiet street with a leafy park outlook. Designer features throughout create stylish and easy living.


A 2

B 2

• Delightful indoor, outdoor low with covered outdoor entertaining • Inground pool and landscaped gardens • Light and bright, this home is perfect for a couple or small family





Vicki Cooper M: 0418 231 955

Peregian Beach $750k

2253 David Low Way VIEW SAT. 12-12.30PM Located just 500 metres from the beach and a stroll to vibrant Peregian Village, this contemporary style home has lots to ofer.


A 3

B 2

• Living areas with high ceilings and warm wooden loors • With decks on both sides, the home makes good use of the site • Ofering various living options with self contained area downstairs

SHORT STROLL TO BEACH Vicki Cooper M: 0418 231 955


30 NOOSA TODAY | Thursday, 1 December, 2016




A SANCTUARY FOR THE SOUL This architecturally inspired single level home is without compromise. Offering absolute privacy, this property with its open living area is an entertainers delight, integrating the exterior and interior spaces in a very natural and relaxed way. With lofted ceilings, oversized glass bi-folds and banks of louvers to catch and regulate the summer breeze whilst delivering picture perfect views of the rain forest, resort style pool and feature ponds. The main bedroom sits in a private wing with spacious ensuite and walk in robe overlooking the trees and wildlife. Complete with a vast entertainers kitchen with walk in pantry, fireplace and stone feature wall. Sit back and relax under the large protected outdoor entertainment deck overlooking the pool, stream and tranquil rain forest. 4 bedrooms plus an office, with abundant built in storage and waxed solid timber floors. Take time to enjoy the charming large picturesque lagoon. Solar hot water, 80,000-litre rainwater tank, land size 4.93acre and garaging for up to 4 cars. In addition to the main house, there is an opportunity for a self-contained tree-top accommodation. Perfect for family & friends, AirBnB, B&B accommodation, office or studio. Offering tranquil panoramic views over the treetops. Only 15 minutes to Noosa Heads, this home will impress the most discerning buyer.

offers in writing over $1,349,000 PRIME PROPERTY. PREMIER SERVICE.



david berns principal m 0408 629 438 e david@dbrealestate



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Noosa builder among the best RYCON Construction’s River Side apartments in Noosaville were among nine Queensland projects regonised for their excellence at the 2016 National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards held at Parliament House, Canberra, last week. Located on Howard Street, the stunning River Side duplex offers luxurious living in one of Noosa’s best locations and took home the top award for the best medium density (2-5 dwellings) category. In total, Queensland builders took home a record nine wins from the awards. Master Builders Queensland CEO Grant Galvin

congratulated all the winners who represented the state at a national level. “The mighty maroon spirit was clearly on display, with our builders accepting an abundance of awards,” Mr Galvin said. “The level of competition at the National Awards is extremely high and we are tremendously proud that our members were selected from such a strong field of competitors. “Achieving this recognition at a national level is one of the highest industry accolades a builder can receive and demonstrates that Queenslanders are a force to be reckoned with on the national stage.”

River Side is located in the heart of Noosaville.

The award-winning River Side duplex apartments.

OPEN HOMES Carters Ridge 7 Hilary Road

Countryside Realty Noosa - Brian George

Sat 10-10.45am

Coolum Beach 2/23 Beach Road

Star Noosa - Dannielle Preston

Sat 11-11.30am

Doonan 118 Duke Road

David Berns Real Estate - David Berns

Sat 1.30-2.30pm

105 Panorama Drive

David Berns Real Estate - David Berns

Sat 3-4pm

39 Arbour Place

David Berns Real Estate - David Berns

Sat 10.45-11.45am

Eumundi 50 Jocelyn Drive

David Berns Real Estate- David Berns

Sat 12-1pm

Countryside Realty Noosa - Brian George

Sat 1.30-2.15pm

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Jill Goode & Cam Goode

Sat 10-10.30am

Noosaville 5/2 Swan Street

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Kate Cox

Sat 10-10.30am

Noosa Heads 27/53 Banksia Avenue North

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Kate Cox

Fri, Sat & Tue 2-2.30pm

11 Grosvenor Terrace

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Kate Cox

Sat 11-11.30am

Apt 410‘Netanya’71 Hastings Street

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Shane McCauley & Frank Milat

Thur 12-12.30pm

Apt 115‘Laguna on Hastings’32 Hastings Street Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Shane McCauley & Frank Milat

Fri 1-1.30pm, Sat 12-12.30pm

Apt 117‘Laguna on Hastings’32 Hastings Street Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Shane McCauley & Frank Milat

Thur 2-2.30pm

25 Honey Myrtle Road

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Kate Cox

Fri & Sat 1-1.30pm

Apt 26‘Rise Apartments’37 Noosa Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Kate Cox

Fri & Sat 3-3.30pm

35 The Quarterdeck

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Kate Cox

Fri 4-4.30pm, Tue 1-1.30pm

2/21 Viewland Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Shane McCauley

Sat 10-10.30am

16/53 Banksia Avenue North

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Trevor Mangels

Fri 2-2.45pm, Sat 10.10.45am

7/53 Banksia Avenue North

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Trevor Mangels

Fri 12-12.45pm

U158 Noosa International Resort, 1 Edgar Bennett Avenue

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Diana Pound

26 Attunga Heights

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Diana Pound

Sat 2-2.45pm

2/2 Banksia Avenue

Base Realtors - Ron Davey

Sat 1-1.45pm

5 Banksia Avenue

Base Realtors - Ron Davey

Sat 11am-12pm

754‘The Palms’61 Noosa Springs Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Jon Blonk & Kym de Warren

Sat 11-11.30am

Peregian Beach 2/20 Kingisher Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Brendan Weatherill

Sat 10-10.30am

25 Currawong Crescent

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Sam Walker & Mike Hay

Sat 11-11.45am

2/28 Pelican Street

Star Noosa - Vicki Cooper

Sat 11-11.30am

2253 David Low Way

Star Noosa - Vicki Cooper

Sat 12-12.30pm

Peregian Springs 11 Doral Drive

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Gavin Ryan

Sat 10-10.30am

68 The Avenue

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Gavin Ryan

Sat 10.45-11.15am

42 Lakeside Drive

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Gavin Ryan

Sat 12.15-12.45pm

25 Parkview Parade

Star Noosa - Vicki Cooper

Sat 12-12.30pm

32 Reserve Street

Countryside Realty Noosa - Brian George

Sat 12.15-1pm

16 Ross Crescent

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Rory Williamson

12 Maher Terrace

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Mike Hay & Rachel Sellman

Sat 10-10.30am

47 Parkedge Road

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Rachel Sellman

16 Ross Crescent

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Diana Pound

Sat & Wed 12-12.30pm

3/2-6 Webb Road

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - Diana Pound

Sat 11-11.45am

1 Silvergull Court

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - David Conolly

Sat 1-1.30pm

1/3 Parkedge Road

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - David Conolly

Sat 12-12.45pm

Base Realtors - Tony Watson

Sat 10-10.45am

261 Dath Henderson Road

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Jill Goode & Cam Goode

Sat 11-11.30am

1 Wendoma Court

David Berns Real Estate - Heidi Woodman

Sat 12-1pm Sat 11-11.30am

Tewantin 28 Cedarleigh Drive

Tinbeerwah Sat 9.30-10.30am

auction diary

Sat 1-1.30pm

Fri, 13th January Apt 117‘Laguna on Hastings’32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads Richardson &Wrench Noosa


Fri, 3rd February

Noosa Springs 757‘The Palms’61 Noosa Springs Drive

Sat 10-10.30am

Sunshine Beach

Lake Macdonald 176 Dath Henderson Road

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Jon Blonk & Kym de Warren


Federal 56 Northmount Road

544‘The Ridge’61 Noosa Springs Drive

Richardson & Wrench Noosa - Jill Goode & Cam Goode

Sat 1-1.30pm

Apt 3‘Lazy River’271 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Richardson & Wrench Noosa



And nests for all The government's mobile service centre Desert Rose will be in Pomona on Thursday 15 December for one day only to help residents access services such as Medicare and Centrelink.

Service on wheels THE Federal Government’s newest mobile service centre ‘Desert Rose’ will visit Pomona in the coming weeks, giving locals easy and convenient access to essential government payments and services. The mobile service centre has the same technology on board as any bricks and mortar service centre, and provides access to other services, such as free hearing checks. A staff member from the Australian Taxation Office will also be available to assist individual and small business taxpayers, to provide advice and information about tax and superannuation. Staff will also be able to help people register for myGov, a fast, simple way to access ATO and other government services online. Desert Rose will be in Pomona on Thursday 15 December at the Pomona Community House, from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Federal Wide Bay MP Llew O’Brien said the Desert Rose vehicle demonstrated the government’s ongoing commitment to improving access to govern-

ment services for all Australians, no matter where they lived. During the past financial year the government’s current fleet visited 381 towns and helped over 8900 people with Centrelink, Medicare and other critical services. “Desert Rose will help to connect people who live in regional and rural communities to government services and staff,” he said. The mobile service centre has been custom built - it is designed for use on roads that other larger mobile service centres were not able to travel on before, increasing the reach of government services to more communities. “I encourage local residents to come along and visit when it stops in their town,” Mr O’Brien said. For itineraries and information visit or call 132 316. Keep up to date with the latest payments and services information by liking the Department of Human Services on Facebook or following @HumanServicesAU on Twitter.

POMONA Men’s Shed members have been hard at work building nesting boxes for Unitywater’s Cooroy Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). The 10 wildlife nesting boxes were crafted as part of a partnership which saw Unitywater assist the Men’s Shed with water and sewerage connections earlier this year. Unitywater environmental affairs manager Kylie Crouch said the nesting boxes have allowed Men’s Shed members to participate in a worthwhile project to enhance the environment, providing shelter and nesting sites for birds and wildlife. “There is reasonably mature regrowth vegetation around the STP that provides a great food source for native wildlife but most of the trees aren’t old enough to have developed many hollows which a range of birds and animals need for resting and breeding,” Ms Crouch said. “So nesting boxes provide a worthwhile alternative until tree hollows are formed naturally.” Ms Crouch said the Men’s Shed had built a variety of nesting boxes for animals of different sizes. “Some are larger with larger holes for bigger birds and possums and the smaller ones have been designed for smaller birds like rosellas and mammals like sugar and squirrel gliders,” she said. Ms Crouch said kingfishers, other parrots, kookaburras, possums and microbats were other

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species that may use the nesting boxes. “We have an ecologist who has installed motion sensor cameras to try and take photos of any critters using the boxes. He will also do six-monthly monitoring of each box to visually check if wildlife are using the boxes and if so, which species they are,” she said. “This will help us understand how effective the nesting boxes are for local wildlife.” Men’s Shed treasurer Brian Lawson said the members enjoyed

making the nesting boxes. “We are happy with how they turned out and that birds and wildlife will have somewhere to call home,” Mr Lawson said. “We got the design from an ecologist - it fascinates me that birds can get in and out of the box with such a small hole.” The Men’s Shed will host a stall with plants from their greenhouse at the Pomona Markets on 10 December and hope to purchase some new tools for further projects. Follow Men’s Shed Pomona on Facebook for updates.







CANDY $2.00


Santa will drop by each Friday night at 6.30pm and then stay for photos.








The popular Eumundi Night Markets are back again every Friday night throughout December. The Buderim Ginger Factory will also be on hand to help kids decorate 200 gingerbread people every Friday night for only $2.

The Eumundi Night Markets will be held every Friday night, 2, 9, 16 and 23 December, at the Eumundi Markets from 5pm to 9pm.



TINSEL - 2 metres - $2.00



THE popular Eumundi Night Markets are back for the month of December with the much-loved markets coming to life each Friday. The first night market is Friday 2 December, from 5pm to 9pm, where event-goers can enjoy retail therapy under the stars with a great selection of art and craft stalls and a wide selection of food stalls offering delicious fare from all corners of the globe. The village of Eumundi will certainly be sparkling with shops in the village and the trees within the market precinct lit up with Christmas lights. Caplick Park playground will be transformed into an Enchanted Forest with special animations and attractions including one of Santa’s elves climbing an aerial silk circus rig, along with a sensational laser light show by Coruno Laser Productions. Santa himself will be arriving at the Eumundi Night Markets at 6.30pm each Friday night on the Eumundi Fire Truck, and he’ll then be available for Santa photos with market visitors. Visitors will also enjoy a great line-up of live music, colourful street performers and fire twirlers each week, as well as free family outdoor movies screening from 7pm. The feel-good family movie Happy Feet will screen this Friday, followed by Surf’s Up on 9 December, Elf on 16 December and The Santa Clause on 23 December.

Men’s Shed Pomona members John Moore, Doug Bettens, Brian Lawson, Bob Chandler and Colin Thompson with Unitywater environmental affairs manager Kylie Crouch.

BERRY TREE 75cm-$49.95 100cm-$79.95

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Post your letters to: 36 Mary St, Noosaville, 4566 or email:

Warming to argument PHILLIP Rutherford presents a gold mine of opportunities. He would like to think that he has had the last word on climate change but, wait! He offers four “thoughts” about climate change that want addressing. It seems that Al Gore’s “hockey stick”, referring to the shape of a graph of temperature changes over the past 1000 years, is almost exactly correct, but only according to the USA National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Australian Academy of Science, and we know how sus these organisations can be. Ian Plimer, the geologist who said volcanoes produce more CO2 than humans and that breathing contributes extra CO2 to the atmosphere, produced a “book” for students that encourages students to ask “hard” questions of their activist teachers. My students didn’t uncover this wonderful resource, probably because they were only interested in scientific articles. However, The Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, before it was eliminated by the Abbott Government, produced a comprehensive rebuttal to the untruths and misleading verbiage of the book. Probably why they got the sack. Even Rutherford would know that scientists don’t deal in facts or truths. They deal in probabilities and likelihoods and predictability. There are no facts about the future, so saying so is not an advance of anyone’s position. Modelling is a common feature of economics, science, engineering and construction, medicine, business and education, and, in fact, almost every endeavour of life. To fault it for climate science and not everything else is hypocritical. Are you really going to stop giving us more opportunity to discredit the deniers, Mr Rutherford? Time is running out to install the renewables to replace coal and oil before it becomes too late. Steve Hall, Cooroy.


This tricky shot was taken by Billy Neaves from Cooroibah. He took the image and flipped it upside down, capturing the reflection of the roo and joey. If you have a landscape or wildlife image to submit for lenscape, email it to newsdesk@

LENSCAPE This fantastic image of a caper white butterfly was taken by Peter Kinowski on his patio in Sunshine Beach using a 2x mag macro.

It’s a big ’un WHO doesn’t love an oversized novelty cheque? But since not one cent is out of his pocket, shouldn’t the bearer read “The almost bled-dry taxpayers of Queensland” rather than “Glen Elmes MP”? John Anderson, Tewantin.

We get it DOMESTIC violence leave is to be made available to ABC employees and CFMEU members. Is it to be granted to victims or perpetrators? Case Smit, Noosaville.

A stitch in time THE recent media talk about nudism prompted our family to spend the day at A-Bay. It was one of the most enjoyable and memorable days. Not only did our children make friends with other children their age, but my husband and I met some wonderful people from all walks of life. Perhaps those who criticise and write so negatively about nudity should also experience a day at the beach like we did. Instead of focusing on the genitals, there is much more to enjoy at A-Bay. It felt so natural to be without clothes at the beach. I was brought up with strict reli-


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gious parents who condemned nudity which always made me feel ashamed of my body. Feels good to know that all bodies are perfect just the way they are. Jackie Trent, Tewantin.

Not easy being green WHAT a waste of a ratepayers’ money. I live in Riverstone Court which ends in a cul-desac. Yesterday without notice two trucks arrived and parked on the green. There were four council “workers” inside the vehicles. They were there to erect a fence at ratepayers’ expense and without consent. The green area was at one stage designated as a road, but it was subsequently changed to a reserve because it was no longer wide enough for a road. The green stretches for eight kilometres, passing the library, meals on wheels, bridge club, Wallace House, and many other council premises. At one end there is a car park for the bridge club, all fenced, and library parking along Wallace Drive. This fence is not needed; the grass space is used by multitudes of people, dog walkers, bird watchers, walkers, runners, football players, golfers, cricket players, rock balancers and so on. A fence in this beautiful spot is not needed. Occasionally the space behind Riverstone Villas may have the odd vehicle parked but this is not often and certainly not for long. The requisite key to open the gate and held by council officers is ludicrous. It certainly did not work with the bridge club, and now the gate into the closed-off bridge parking space is left open, mainly because council was not available to open or close the gate, so it was determined to forget about the shut gate. I can guarantee that the same thing is going to happen with the Riverstone Court gate when erected. What a waste of ratepayers’ monies. Kay Fielden, Tewantin.

Plastic not fantastic AS A local resident and Boomerang Bags Noosa supporter, I would like to thank Mayor Tony Wellington for confirming the recently elected Noosa Council’s supportive position for the

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banning of non-biodegradable single-use plastic bags. On 25 November the Environment Ministers from Queensland, NSW and Victoria will be discussing the banning of single-use plastic bags and local government support is important for the cause. Upon a request by the Boomerang Alliance, Cr Wellington promptly provided a letter of support. Boomerang Alliance has led the campaign and lobbied state governments in Queensland, NSW and Victoria for a ban on single-use plastic bags and a container deposit scheme. Thanks again Cr Wellington. John Wood, Doonan.

Ignorance and greed WHO are the winners and losers in the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, privatisation, and the $50 billion tax cuts for big business? Who was it who said “the ignorance of the poor is the good fortune of the rich”? Margaret Wilkie, Peregian Beach.

Park pristine ON SUNDAY 20 November at 6am at Chaplin Park in Noosaville, several dog walkers and outrigger people were attempting to clear the park of half a bin of bottles, cans and other rubbish, including a plastic bottle with a short piece of hose inserted in the side. The table was smeared with graffiti - painted, felt pen and scratched into the surface of the table, seats, barbecue and gazebo. The floor and ground around the gazebo was littered with fine shards of clear glass that was difficult to pick up. Thankyou to all who helped return the park to its usual safe state. June Lynn, Dog walker, Noosaville.

Plain offensive REALITY check. I am offended by the idiotic ideology of some people. In regards to Matthew Bourke’s letter (Noosa Today 24 November), why would any responsible parent take their children to Alexandria Bay? Most kids would never walk that far and if you have ever walked there yourself, then

you’d probably never do it again unless you were looking for solitude with nude bathers, like myself and many others. It’s not a safe beach. The so-called walking track is certainly not for the faint-hearted with roots and rocks, it’s dangerous in wet weather and the last kilometre of the coastal track is no better. Then you have to go down some 50m to an east facing beach that cops wind all day long and waves over one metre plus, no shade until late afternoon. With no flags, no ice-creams or drinks, it’s not a place for children. That’s why it’s always been a free beach. I’ve been visiting “free beaches” all my life and commend anyone who goes out of their way to find solitude, walking miles to find a beach like A-Bay where I/we would not wish to offend anyone. Noosa is an international destination and it seems everyone who visits Noosa, especially backpackers that I’ve met, know of the free beach. Everyone is born with genitalia, Matthew, and surely your “majority” of people wouldn’t deprive a few nudists from using a remote beach that’s been used for this purpose for decades as a free beach, in a free country, with freedom of speech. Aren’t we losing enough of our freedoms already? So lighten up, Matt! And open up a kiosk on A-Bay selling fig leaves, but you might need a tape measure or get out your budgie smugglers and join the Aussies who ask “How’s it hanging”, “She’ll be right, mate”, “Have another beer”. Heh heh! Roy Vickers, Cooroibah.

They’re back IN THE fifth richest country in the world, ‘Let me just say this ... we live in exciting times’. On the table, a 2014 regurgitated, congealed mess will be doled out. The ‘moral imperative’ for the homeless, the unemployed, the underpaid, students, pensioners and the disabled is to suck up this stale old bogey - the Debt and Deficit No Surplus Budget Emergency Disaster is baaackkkk! A surplus is at the whim of ‘parameter variations’ whatever that means? Margaret Wilkie, Peregian Beach.

Woe on parking I WOULD like to comment about your story “Council too tight for scooters” (24 November). As a motorcycle/ scooter rider who rides to the Noosa Main beach most mornings, John O’Grady’s complaint about his parking ticket for parking on a reservation and having to park in a full car park is unfounded. If he brought himself up to speed with the Queensland Road Laws he would know that unlike Victoria where a motorcycle can park on a footpath if it doesn’t cause an obstruction, there is no such law in Queensland. Your reporter Jolene Ogle would do well to familiarise herself with the parking availability in The Hastings Street, Noosa Heads area. At the surf club there are six motorcycle parks, Hastings Street has 45 with an additional five that could be bicycle or motorcycle. Park Road has three and at the middle groin there is an area with room for another four motorcycles. Instead of complaining about motorcycle parking in Noosa Heads area, she would do well to explore how the council parking officers appear to refuse to enforce parking offences where business people are concerned. The people at U Boat Hire have a signed utility advertising the business, and an unroadworthy motorcycle usually parked on a reservation outside the business. They use this motorcycle to occupy the end parking bay while their ute is out of it. Also if she takes a drive up to Diamond Street, Cooroy, she will almost always see a number of illegally rear angle parked vehicles across both lined and unlined parallel parking area in Diamond Street, outside the RACQ and produce stores. Last week there was even an unregistered vehicle advertised for sale there. After a local told me that I had to rear angle park there, when I was the only legally parked vehicle by being parallel I first reported this to council in November 2015 and several times since then. Even an email to the mayor only resulted in a reply that it has been forwarded to the relevant department for attention. Brian Fox, Tewantin.


Jimeoin’s the master of mirth By Hollie Harris JIMEOIN is acclaimed as one of the hottest stand-up comics of this generation – a true comedy master and he’s on his way to Noosa as part of his Renonsense Man tour. A prolific writer with an exceptional audience rapport, he is known and loved for his brilliantly funny wit and charming

tions on the absurdities of everyday life. Known as one of the hottest stand-up comics of this generation he has accumulated quite a following. His regular appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and his widely successful Australian tours attract sell-out advance bookings Internationally, Jimeoin has toured to great acclaim from New York to New Zealand,

Aspen to Amsterdam, the Middle East to the Far East. He regularly tours the UK and Ireland, has performed in Europe as well as at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival and is both an alumni and one of the biggest comedy acts each year at the world’s biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This funny man is heading to Noosa in the

new year, to perform at Noosa’s leading gig venue, The J and he will surely be the mustsee act of the year. Tickets will fly out the door for Jimeoin so to avoid disappointment, contact The J to book as soon as possible. Jimeoin perform on Wednesday 18 January at 7pm. Ticket Prices are $44.90 for adults and $39.90 concession.

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Show is a dream in living colours By Hollie Harris FRESH from recent awards for best actor at both the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane youth theatre festivals, Harper Ramsey is set to star in Little Seed Theatre Company’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The J next week. Directed by David Williams, this production has all the hallmarks of a Little Seed show - a slick production, quirky characterisation and content that inspires the audience. Little Seed’s proprietor Johanna Wallace said Ramsey was a star of the future and the whole cast has impressed her with their passion for the production. “Joseph is a classic story of how one person can turn a bad situation into something better,” Ms Wallace said. “The team’s vocal and stage work are a testimony to the experience gained through many previous shows with Little Seed. It is a privilege to work with this fabulous cast and crew. We can’t wait to wow the Noosa community.” Musical director Connie Groves and choreographer

An inspiring performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is set to wow audiences at The J next week.

Kim Abbot have supported and trained 60 performers. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this rock musical follows the story of Joseph, loved by his father, despised by his brothers and sold into slavery. Staying true to his beliefs, Joseph deals with rejection, despair and temptation, and is supported by a cast of talented young members of the Little Seed Theatre Company along the way. With little spoken dia-

logue, universal themes, and catchy music, including the hit ‘Any Dream Will Do’, Joseph is loved by audiences the world over and this performance is no exception. For a short preview visit w w w. l i t t l e - s e e d . c o m . a u / coming-soon/ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and buy tickets through The J. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat hits the stage on Friday 9 December at 6.30pm and Saturday 10 December at 11am and 6.30pm.

History’s sting in the tales By Suzanne King STORYTELLERS in every culture have their folktales. Many such stories in the English language have their antecedents in French and German tales for children. These stories were told with the idea of teaching lessons to youngsters but in truth today’s fairytales have developed from quite gruesome stories. Best-selling author Kate Forsyth is researching a doctorate in the retelling of fairytales and much of her work has evolved into a fairy story of her own: her historical novel, The Wild Girl. Set during the Napoleonic wars, Bonaparte, known as “the Ogre”, is sweeping through Europe and overpowering Austria’s ancient kingdoms. In the wake of his army come unwelcome changes. French fashion and language is being adopted, the old traditions are scorned, and as the customs fade Austrian families are left in despair of their history and culture. The Wild child of the title is Dortchen, youngest daughter of the town apothecary who is so fascinated by ancient stories that she can recount them word by word. The beauty and wisdom in the old tales are qualities Dortchen articulates well and this love of storytelling leads

her to an enchantment, but not by a handsome prince but for her impoverished neighbour; a man without wealth or power but whose name will live on through the tales he preserves:

Wilhelm Grimm. This young woman Dortchen told Grimm and his brother nearly a quarter of all the tales in their first collection of fairy tales. This is her story.

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Dogs, Cats and that inner calm FOR something different as Christmas approaches, The Zonta Club of Noosa in association with Primrose Hall Publishing Group and the University of the Sunshine Coast, invite all to the launch of Dr Prue Millear’s new book over a special Christmas lunch. Join Prue for a unique twocourse lunch with a glass of wine, and hear about how you can turn your problems into Dogs and channel your inner Cat to organise them all. Her latest book ‘The benefits of a light heart,’ is an amusing way to think about stress management and dealing with life’s inevitable problems. Rather than being too serious, Prue (and her alter ego, Professor Hilary Doodlebug, a delight-

ful Cat) will introduce a range of Problem Dogs, from Kelpies (sensible ones) all the way to serious, dangerous problems that look like the Hounds of Hell (when all seems lost). So once you’ve identified your Dog, learn how to get that Barking Dog to sit nicely and learn some manners, with hints and tips for Pups, Dog Fights, Black Dogs, Stray Dogs, and Sunshine Dogs. When you’ve applied a dose of FLEA Powder and trained your problems, you can read the science behind happiness and humour, and how to be active in shaping your own life. Join us for a two-course lunch (with a glass of wine) at the River Deck, Noosa Marina, at Tewantin from noon, Friday 16 December.

CHRISTMAS is about creating those extra special experiences with friends and loved ones and enjoying the absolute best the festive season has to offer. That’s why the Tewantin Noosa RSL in conjunction with the Tewantin Noosa RSL Subbranch, the Vietnam Veterans Association and Tewantin Noosa Lions Club have joined together with the support of the Noosa Council through a community grant to present the 21st annual

Tewantin Christmas Carnival. The festival is held in Memorial Park and as always provides a free, fun, family-friendly atmosphere designed to tickle your festive season fantasies no matter what age. The carnival kicks off on Sunday 11 December, from 4pm to 8pm, with astounding live entertainment and carols provided by one of the Coasts favourite cover bands, Contraband. With Heidi Williams on lead vocals fronting the band, Michael Barry on lead/rhythm guitar and


Thursday 1 December 6pm Flanagan’s Irish Bar - Noosa Reef 7pm Allan Kelly trio. Tewantin Noosa RSL 6pm Mark Porter The Blues Man. The V Room 8pm Mel Parsons/ Anika Moa.

‘The benefits of a light heart’ will be available for purchase and there will be raffle prizes and a Lucky Door prize.

Bookings are essential for this very special occasion so please contact Dr Tina Doe at tina@ or phone 1300 826 417.

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vocals, Pete Huntley on bass, and Mark O’Bryen on drums you’ll be on your feet dancing. With ice-cream, soft drinks, lollies, raffles, live entertainment, or rides will be something for everyone at the Tewantin Christmas Carnival. The evening culminates with a fireworks display over the beautiful Noosa River. Everyone one is welcome, so head on down next weekend and kick of this year’s festive season with an afternoon of fun, food, and entertainment.

Friday 2 December The V Room 8pm Summer Fest. Soda Nightclub - Noosa Reef 9pm James Sinclair. Tewantin Noosa RSL 8pm Kevin Borich Band. Cooroy RSL 6pm Stuie Unplugged. Saturday 3 December Soda Nightclub - Noosa reef 9pm James Sinclair. Cooroy RSL Christmas in Cooroy. Sunday 4 December Laguna Bistro - Noosa Reef 2pm Taylor Moss. Sunshine Beach Surf Club 3pm Late For Woodstock.

There will be fun for the whole family at the Tewantin Christmas Carnival in Memorial Park next Sunday afternoon.






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Get your fill of Christmas By Hollie Harris


CHRISTMAS in Australia has always been about food, family, and fun and sometimes it’s a welcome reprieve from the summer heat to head indoors for a cool, catered luncheon with all the trimmings. Tewantin Noosa RSL has got you covered on all counts this year with the famous Christmas Day Luncheon back again to make an extra special, easy and tasty treat for the whole family. Beginning this extravagant buffet lunch is a decadent seafood chowder with bread rolls followed by a delicious selection of Christmas essentials. Seafood lovers will love choosing from an array of hot and cold seafood including fresh oysters natural, Moreton Bay bugs, Hervey Bay scallops mornay, lemon myrtle and chilli coconut salmon bites, or crumbed calamari to name just a few. All your traditional Christmas favourites are included such as sliced smoked leg ham and roasted lamb, pork, and turkey with roast vegetables, potato and bacon salad, garden salad, and so much more. The meal doesn’t end there. Keep room for the naughty buffet of deserts including Christmas pudding, assorted cakes and cheesecakes, mini-pavlovas, custards and chantilly cream. A selection of beverages are also included meaning you will leave with the traditional Christmas belly fully satisfied. So why not forget about cooking and the dreaded dishes in the heat of the day and treat yourself and your loved ones to a beautifully prepared luncheon fit for a Christmas King. Bookings are essential as this event sells out every year. Tickets are $120 for members and $150 for non-members with special prices for children. For the full menu visit the website on www. Call 5447 1766 to make a booking or visit reception at Tewantin Noosa RSL.

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They still run their lunch specials between noon and 4pm for any large pizza or an antipasto platter for two with two house drinks for just $30 and cocktail jugs are only $20. They love to host a birthday, engagement, wedding or Christmas party and offer flexible, reasonably priced food and beverage packages for your special occasion. The former home of Zac’s across the road has now become Zac’s Gourmet Burger Bar, open from 11am daily for a delicious selection of super-fresh classic and gourmet burgers in retro surf style. Open from 11am daily.

Or for a change of pace, chill out and watch the world go by at Zachary’s on the River at Noosaville. Well known for its relaxed atmosphere and child-friendly lounge area, Zac’s on the River is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the sunset and stunning views Zachary’s on the River also deliver from Sunrise Beach to Tewantin (no delivery to Hastings Street) simply call 5473 0011 to get your favourite pizza combo delivered right to your door.

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It’s time to think smart By Hollie Harris OUR population is getting older, but a study has found the percentage of seniors with dementia is actually declining. In the study, the researchers analysed information from a nationally representative sample of about 21,000 US adults aged 65 and older who were tested for dementia from 2000 to 2012. In 2000, 11.6 percent of older adults had dementia, but that number dropped to 8.8 per cent by 2012. Although some previous US studies had suggested the prevalence of dementia was declining in recent years, those studies were not representative of the entire US population. The study's lead author Dr Kenneth Langa said the new findings added to a growing body of evidence that this decline in dementia risk was a real phenomenon. “The expected future growth in the burden of dementia may not be as extensive as once thought," Dr Kenneth Langa said. According to the National Institutes of Health, dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a group of symptoms, which can include problems with thinking and solving problems, as well as personality changes. The risk of developing these symptoms has also been linked to other factors, like education, the new study suggested. Researchers found that the people in the study who had more years of education had



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Aileen and Doone show COOROY GOLF LADIES ALL the ladies who had won a Monthly Medal during 2016 competed for the Medal of Medals. With two players on 69, Doone Flanagan won on a countback from Eve Hunt. The daily event was won by Aileen Morton also on 69 on a countback, with Doone Flanagan claiming runner-up. Rundown: Eve Hunt (69), Sue Sendall (70), Assunta Easton (70), Barbara Taylor (71), Margie Lucas (72), Fay Wiggins (72), Lee Williams (72), Jocelyn Rabjohns (73), Anne Kenzler (74), Lyn Blackmore (74), Rose Simmons (75 c/b). Pin shots were won by Doone Flanagan, Lynne Dawson and Wendy Morse with Margie Lucas winning the longest putt. Congratulations to all on your performance on such a hot day.

NOOSA GOLF TUESDAY THERE were 199 entrants in the Stableford played on Tuesday 22 November. Scratch Rating (M): 70.0. Winners - A Grade: Shaun Taylor 6, 41; Peter Cossins 11, 41; Ian Vardy 11, 40; Phil Grove 12, 40. B Grade: Brett Le Moy 13, 42; Barry Robinson 14, 41; Arthur Naumov 16, 41; Shane Dunn 13, 40. C Grade: Steven Lane 28, 42; Malcolm Shand 21, 42; Bob Muirhead 24, 40; Peter Croasdaile 22, 39. Place Getters: Dale Officer 17, 40; Paul Neate 16, 39; Tom Healey 15, 39; Jimmy Douris 0, 39; John Deem 17, 39; Joachim Elding 11, 39; Robert Tasker 13, 39; Robin Versluys 16, 39; Peter Lyall 16, 39; Coman Reynolds 11, 38; Peter Telley 14, 38; Neil Cole 11, 38; Jerome Stuart 18, 38; Wayne Mallett 13, 38; Ray Egge 11, 38; Graeme Rickard

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Lyndon Bruggy 16, 39. C Grade: Bernie Phillips 21, 43; John Brodie 19, 42; Ken McBryde 22, 41. Place Getters: Michael Meltzer 23, 40; Frank Thorne 22, 39; Doug Pinnington 21, 39; Bruce Blakemore 10, 38; James Lonie 12, 38; Graham K Smith 9, 38; Tony Vickers 14, 38; David Murray 13, 38; Wayne Raison 8, 38; Stephen McCaul 10, 38; Bronson White 25, 38; Alec O’Brien 6, 38; Jared Maunder 12, 38; Tony Latimer 19, 37; Douglas Byrnes 16, 37. Nearest to Pin: A Grade: 5th Brendon Strid; 7th Paul Sanderson; 10th Graham K Smith; 12th Michael Nassereddin. B Grade: 5th Barry Robinson; 7th Robin Versluys; 10th Bradly Graham; 12th Adrian Ward. C Grade: 5th Roland Dean; 7th David Chapman; 12th James Peter Pittendrigh. Sweepstakes: 1 Brett Le Moy; 2 Phillip Oyston; 3 David O’Connor. NYRC SOCIAL GOLF RESULTS for the Stableford played on Saturday 26 November. Men’s winners: Roy Crombie, C/B 36; Ken Chapple, 36. Women’s winners: Jacque Cooper, 42; Maureen Moore, C/B 42.

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Lindsay takes the cake TEWANTIN NOOSA BOWLS MEN'S A Singles Championship Final Sunday 27 November. Semi-Finals were played in the morning which saw two competitive games. Danny Crameri defeated Alan Shaw 25-20, in the other semi-final Lindsay Barker defeated Cliff Hackett by the same score. The final was played in the afternoon with both men playing a game worthy of any final. Men’s President Gary Moss was the official marker. The game result saw Lindsay Barker defeat Danny Crameri 25-17. Saturday 19 November Jackpot Pairs Winners: Lindsay Barker and Jenny Lonie; Runners-up: John Boyle and Ian Sanday. Tuesday 22 November Madill’s Fours Winners: Ann Booth, Val Reinicke, Judy Ingram and Nat McAully: Runners-up: Judy Lord, Sue Gray, Trish Parker and Irene Land. Wednesday 23 November - Mens Bowls Winner: David Carrett and Darcy O’Neil (2 wins +23); Runners-up: Arnie Ping, Paul Gallagher and Alan Brooks (2 wins +22). Thursday 24 November Jackpot Pairs Winners: Peter Gale and Robyn McAnelly; Runnersup: Tony Howard and Danny Crameri.

Tewantin Noosa A Singles Mens Championship Final players. from left: Lindsay Barker, winner, Gary Moss, marker, and Danny Crameri, runner-up. Picture: HEATH COSTELLO Friday 25 November Friendly Friday Winners: Phil Coman, Bill Jones and Carole Jones; Runners-up: Kath Burgess, Ellen Elliott and Neal Elliott. Margin Jackpot: 29 won by Pam Wald, Carolyn Pulham, Tibor Wald, Philip, Sandra Holm and Denis Robeck. - Aerodynamical POMONA BOWLS WEDNESDAY Ladies played scroungers which was enjoyed by all, with the overall winner being Jeanne Price, who had a “pick of the box“ trophy. Saturday was the semifinal of the Mixed Fours between Rick Goulding, Gaye Bible, Bill Alford and skip Veronis O’Connor against Glenn Johnson, John Davies, Sharon Foale and skip Tina Camp. There was some rain, but not enough to halt play. A close game with some excellent shots played, however the

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EVERYTHING comes to those who wait ... even those who wait for a swell in Noosa in springtime. And so it came to pass last week, when the points fired up for the best few days since midwinter. Having spent most of the past three months elsewhere, I couldn’t claim to be as surf-starved as many, but considering the size of the crowd on Biggish Wednesday, I thought it was relatively mellow where I surfed. Photographer Ian Borland counted more than 80 people at First Point that morning, but the sweetener was that the ferocious sweep kept most of them off the take-off most of the time, leaving the way clear to sneak a few. But oh boy, I can tell you that some of us old fellers had spaghetti arms for the rest of the week! Anyway, the first good swell of the season gave us another thing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving last Thursday evening. May there be many more. Stompin’ at Freshie tonight! Tonight I’ll be celebrating the

first day of summer in Sydney with family and the crew from Panga Productions for the launch of our documentary film Men of Wood and Foam, which premieres on Foxtel’s History Channel on 14 December. The Band of Frequencies will be playing all the songs they wrote for the film’s soundtrack, and Little Pattie Amphlett will be dropping in from the 1960s to perform a guest spot of stompie-wompie tunes. Oh yeah, big night all round at the historic Freshwater Surf Club. I just wish that more of the Brookvale Six, about whom the film was made, were able to attend, but jumping on a plane is a bit beyond Billy Wallace, who is recovering from a broken hip. Joey Larkin doesn’t leave the Tweed Coast much these days, Gordon Woods is hard to get out of his harbourside penthouse, and Scotty Dillon is in lockdown in his nursing home at Coffs Harbour. And Midget Farrelly, of course, is sadly no longer with us. But Barry Bennett and Denny Keogh will be there tonight, representing the pioneers of the surfboard industry. With most of the originals now in their eighties and nineties, I’m just so glad we got the film made while they were able to contribute, and to see the end result.

Back to the Band of Freq’s, tonight will be their first live performance of a suite of songs they wrote for the film, covering musical styles that range from 1950s modern jazz through surf to acid rock and beyond. It’s a real tribute to the diversity of one of the Sunny Coast’s greatest musical assets. You can catch up with the theme song, Days of Wood and Foam, on Youtube either directly or via Facebook pages for the Band of Frequencies and the Noosa Festival of Surfing. Panga’s Shaun Cairns filmed the boys recording the song at the Tanuki Sound Lounge in Brisbane a few months back. The Freqs will be touring with the film later in the summer. Stay tuned for local dates, including a special appearance at the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing. Barbarian wins again Just when you thought William Finnegan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning surf memoir, Barbarian Days couldn’t get any more successful, it wins one of the richest awards in British publishing, the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. “That was a nice kick in the arse,” Bill emailed me from London last weekend, having just picked up a fat cheque for 28,000 pounds (I presume

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WELL it was that Friday night of the year again, when a lot of our families got their first real taste of Christmas. About 6pm, hundreds of family people gathered at the Hastings Street roundabout to witness the turning on of the lights which hang from the Hastings Street Christmas tree. What followed was an hour of fun with everyone joining in. This tree ceremony was the brainchild of the then happy yank Jim Berado, and proud to say that for its entire 12-year span, the Noosa Surf Club has been one of its major sponsors. Talking of happy occasions, the management and members of the Sunshine Beach Surf Club wish to

thank all those people who supported their Ten Grand in The Hand fundraiser. The drawing of this raffle is really (dare I say it) a reason for a good old-fashioned supporter club beach party, and as usual this gesture of thanks, was really well supported. This year the happy winner was Robbie White, a Life Member of Sunshine. This was a great result as Robbie has done his bit for the club, both on the building committee and also in the area of fundraising. While on the matter of Sunshine, well done to their Under 13 to15s team which contested the recent A Mart carnival at Maroochydore, finishing in third place overall. Big carnival, tough competition; well done to all. Last weekend, the Sunshine Coast Under 13 Inter Branch representative team contested the Queensland Inter Branch Championship at Coolangat-

ta. On Friday, the pool rescue events were held, and on Saturday the surf and beach. For the ninth year in a row, the carnival was won by the Sunshine Coast team, in which both Noosa and Sunshine were well represented. The timing could not be better. On Sunday morning, Chris Grandemange and Trevor King of the Noosa Heads IRB section assessed and passed another six members for their crewies certificates. “This is good having another six members; we are in for a big Christmas and there will be a heavy workload. This weekend we will be testing another six, so an increase of 12 all up, couldn’t have come at a better time.” Noosa, Sunshine and Peregian all reported good crowds and safe surfing. While training and patrols were

underway, our competitors were very busy proudly wearing their club colours and competing at various beaches. Five Noosa boat crews travelled south to take part in the Annual Coffs Harbour Craft Carnival, and in the words of coach and sweep Davie Tomba, “It was challenging surf with plenty of good racing. We had two masters’ crews, the Emus and the Condors competing and happy to say the Emus won the final. "The Under 23 men’s finished third in their final. This was really good as the competition in this division was made up of all the crews who contested the major races in last year’s Nationals.” "A big morale booster for the newly-formed ladies Under 19 crew; racing in their maiden carnival, they won their division. Great sign for things to come.” With crews from all over Queensland and NSW, the com-

petition could not have been better; and it was right across the board,” Tomba said. Sunday morning at a Noosa Club Council meeting, following a presentation from Supporter Club Chairman, Ian Young O.A.M. Life Member, and finance officer Wally Schaller Life Member, the members voted unanimously to proceed with an internal refurbishment of the Supporters Club. During the presentation, the chairman called upon club architect Peter Conley to table drawings and information regarding the project. “By doing this, we can continue to give our members and visitors a nice and relaxing environment in which they can enjoy our Noosa hospitality. This, plus our ongoing commitment to be ever involved within the community, will enable us to give our people a club to be proud of,” the chairman said.

Plenty of fish are in the river - and into the pan THE frying pan has been firing with some good whiting over the last week, most fish have been taken on live yabbies and live worms. Flathead are thick around the entrance to Weyba Creek, and the lower parts of the system, trolling hard body lures close to the bottom has been working well, the Zerek Tango Shad is one such lure with pink and red very productive colour, also soft plastics like the Squidgie Whip Baits have done the job. Trevally and tailor are also on the bite with the higher tides in the morning the best time to make your attack, golden, big eye, and giant trevally have all been taken over the weekend. There are a few jewies starting to show up around the entrance to the lakes, Paddle vibe style profile soft plastics are working well, these lures put out plenty of vibration that the fish picks up and identifies as a bait fish in trouble.

Upriver the jacks have been firing with the best results coming from between the lakes, suspending lures and slow hopped soft plastics have produced some sensational results. If you are thinking of putting the crab pots in, we are finding the better crabs have been upriver with some nice bucks coming from around Makepeace Island. Fresh bait is the key and make sure you leave them in for at least one tide cycle. On the offshore scene, Jew have been in good numbers around the wider reefs like Chardons and North Reef. Snapper and sweetlip are in good numbers also around North and Chardons. Places like Sunshine Reef have been holding good numbers of coral trout. Live baits fished hard on the bottom is by far the best method. Getting them up before the sharks get hold of them is also a great challenge. Yellowfin, long tail and mac tuna

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schools are starting to show up and have been spotted in the bay and on North Reef. Plenty of fun to be had with them on small slugs like the River2sea Sea Rocks slugs with the 14gr size working well. The reefs offshore from Double Island Point have been fishing well for cod, squire, pearl perch and red emperor. The southern beaches have again been fishing well, Sunshine Beach and Castaway Beach have fished well for whiting, bream, and dart with live worms doing the job. The odd jew has also been on the menu at night time on larger baits like mullet and tailor fillet. Whiting, dart, tailor and flathead have come from the gutters along the Noosa Northshore. Live worms are the best bait for the whiting and bream. Flathead and tailor are worth targeting using frogmouth pilchards. So on behalf of Jack Mangrove, best of luck on your fishing adventures!

Peter May, left, and Ross Stark with a good feed of squire.


Landing the drop on a Tea Tree beauty. The girls were all over it in Noosa last week. Picture: TITO MEDIA


Surf’s up after longest wait By Hollie Harris IT may not mean a lot to the happy beach goers who swoon over Laguna Bay being a shimmering lagoon for quite some time, but those whose passion and sport is surfing, the long wait for waves is agonising. Noosa surfers have been patiently waiting and religiously checking surf cameras for anything board-worthy for the last few months. That wait was finally over last Monday when the E/NE swell from a Coral Sea trough

created a swell event which really brought Noosa back to the iconic and world famous surfing destination once again. There were lines across the bay for three days straight with solid sets remaining consistent from dawn ’til dusk. The points were packed, but there were waves for everyone as they just kept coming and coming and coming. First Point remained a fairly solid three foot from Monday to Wednesday, and gave the usual busy crowd of locals and school kids a few days of fun.

Talent on show at swim carnival

up for months of waiting. The general consensus was echoed by one local who said “You have to make the most of it while it’s here. You never know how long it will before it comes back, so I’m pretty much going to surf until it’s gone. You just have to rearrange everything.” Lucky for some. The E/NE swell from the Coral Sea trough brought South East Queensland up to 5 or 6 foot by last Wednesday which remained nice and clean on our Noosa Points. The fetch responsible for the swell event began to subside on Thursday and continued to drop off leaving the region seasonally small once again. Although the parking was a sport in itself, Noosa really felt alive last week with surfers in all directions, boards piled up around the trees, huge smiles and glowing cheeks, spectators all along the rocks and exhausted bodies coming out of the water only to run around the point for one more wave ... just in case it’s all gone tomorrow.

Age champions, from left: Grace Otto, Louis Pittard-Watt, Holly Seymour, Blake Maxwell. tion in the carnivals. The display of technical skill, fitness, self-discipline and resilience was enjoyable to be a part of," Health and Physical Education teacher Cam Porter said. "In addition to providing an opportunity for students to excel, school athletics carnivals are an opportunity for schools to highlight the importance of physical activity

and in particular the correlation between physical activity and academic achievement," he said. Age champions were 9 years - Kayla, Joe; 10 years - Georgia, Augie; 11 years - Blake, Holly; 12 years Grace, Louis. The winning team for 2016 was Kookaburras!

Noosa Tigers seek expressions of interest for the position of junior coaches in the following grades: Youth Boys - under 8, 10, 12, 14 & 16 | Youth Girls - under 13, 15 & 17 Application for positions close on 23 December, 2016 All applications addressed to: Coach Co-ordinator at Or call Rob Purves for more information M.0433 240 005




SWIMMING carnivals are the highlight of many children’s school years and it was no different recently when Sunshine Beach State School held their annual swim carnivals. Students competed in both the traditional stroke events and also took part in some wonderful novelty events. Swimming carnivals are a great way to witness a student’s physical and mental motivation and to encourage children to identify a challenge and try their best to achieve. Carnivals allow many students who have spent many very early mornings involved in local swim squads to showcase their talents. They also provide an avenue for all children to take part in a challenging activity. In addition it is an exciting culmination for school swimming lessons undertaken by many classes. "All Sunshine Beach students are congratulated for their enthusiastic participa-

There were some impressive short boarders surfing First Point who really stood out from the typical bevy of talented Noosa’s nose riders. One surfer nailed those old school S-turns, turning his waves into works of art. Some of the young kids were making mince-meat of their waves and it was interesting to see so many regulars out in the water with brand new boards. Johnsons was absolutely packed, and with good reason; Nationals was rideable all the way into the beach on a few occasions. Up and coming 18-year-old local, Connor Lyons, who is about to join the pro rankings, was getting some big airs. Tea Tree was double overhead with some truly spectacular female surfing on display; many of the gals tackling huge waves and out shredding the guys. Kids took days off school, sickies were rung in and the carparks were bedlam as lovers of our famous surfing reserve scrambled to make

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