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recorded mid-winter in the northern hemisphere to lift the spirits of people struggling through the cold, dark time. There are records of people using signs of spring such as green leaves

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In the US, Christmas parades became popular during the depression, also to lift people’s spirits. Closer home, they began the Christmas parade in Cooroy on Saturday. It was a wonderful celebration obviously enjoyed by the town and all those who came along to join in. ● - Margaret Maccoll Chef Darren Pyle.

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THIS WEEK WE’RE TALKING ABOUT… SANTA DASH A SPECTACLE A sleigh of about 30 Santas was a sight that shocked young onlookers and amused others as they took over Cooroy’s main street on Saturday for the Great Santa Race as part of the town’s Christmas spectacular. Lane Hoffman and Alex Blake were the winners of the event that raised money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Christmas in Cooroy kicked off on Friday, and despite the rain it was another huge success with thousands of people partaking in the cornucopia of Christmas activities. Year 6 Cooroy State School student Anjali, who had a stroke earlier in the year, had set herself a goal to be able to walk to her official duty of turning on tree on Friday night and the crowd cheered her success. The QMP Shop Window Trail was also launched on Friday night also with local businesses throughout town decorating their window. Spectators lined the street for the ever-popular Bendigo Bank street parade on Saturday afternoon and the floats were full of fun and colour. Cooroy Chamber of Commerce president Danielle Taylor said more than 30 businesses and community groups participated and the “Stories, Books and Authors” theme was a big hit with

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Ho ho ho as Santas tear up Cooroy's main street. young and old alike. Tadpoles Childcare Centre took out the Best Float award with their Peter Pan inspired float, but it was a close call with another year of tough competition according to judges Cr Frank Wilkie and Cr Ingrid Jackson. The free activities kept people entertained all evening with free rides, a line-up of entertainers and a finale of fireworks. “There is a long list of people to thank for this event including the

SURF CLUB RAISES AWARENESS BY MARGARET MACCOLL Newly-formed community group, Peregian Surf Club Supporters Group, believes raising awareness of the difference between lifesavers and lifeguards is critical to the success of a new surf club at Peregian Beach. The group set up by volunteer Peregian Beach lifesavers Rob and Leigh McCready, has amassed almost 1100 Facebook members since its inception about two weeks ago. Rob said understanding how the two work together was important because if the volunteer lifesaving program was lost “the nature of the patrols conducted at Peregian will change for good”. “Lifesavers, who have always worn the red and yellow uniform, are volunteers, and complete a Bronze Medallion qualification to patrol the beach in shifts of five to five and a half hours. Lifeguards are lifesaving professionals, with many having

Patrolling lifesavers keep a stranded turtle cool until help arrives. completed a Certificate in Public Safety as well as Medallion courses and water craft (jet ski) training,” Leigh said. On a beach the size of Peregian, one lifeguard looks after the beach on their own. Lifesaving patrols are made up of between 5-15 volunteers, led by

sponsors, the volunteers, the Christmas in Cooroy committee, Rotary Club of Cooroy, Noosa SES, Cooroy Chamber of Commerce, Cooroy police and our MCs Sandy Bolton and Richard Hansen, who all gave up copious amounts of time,” Danielle said. “It’s the fantastic community spirit that Cooroy has that makes this event so special.” See more photos inside or visit www.facebook.com/ ChristmasInCooroy ● a Patrol Captain, Vice-Captain and with designated roles for volunteers based on their qualifications. “We have people in the radio room, at water’s edge, at the trailer for first aid and we conduct regular roving patrols from North Peregian down to Stumers Creek in Coolum. On one roving patrol in our ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) a few years ago, we found a beautiful turtle stranded on the beach, exhausted and unable to move. We immediately called Coast Care and looked after her with passers-by, keeping her cool and wet until they arrived,” Leigh said. “Another of the main differences is the involvement lifesavers have with the community. From Under-6s we help young people understand the value of altruism and community involvement, competing, developing team spirit, having fun and generating a sense of worth. It is about involving young people and families in a healthy outdoor activity away from screens,” Rob said. For more information visit the group on Facebook or text 0400 053 444 to join the newsletter list. ●

The melodic tunes from The Park Bench Ukulele Players set the pace for the volunteers brunch organised by Noosa Council to thank those who give their time across Noosa’s 300 community organisations. Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington thanked the group of volunteers on behalf of the community and council. “You lighten the load on council,” he said. “You make our life a lot easier.” Cr Wellington said the services provided by volunteers enabled council to spend money in other areas where it was needed and improved the lifestyle of the community as well as the volunteers themselves. “There has been masses of research demonstrating how volunteering is good for our wellbeing,” he said. About 200 volunteers attended the brunch, along with Noosa councillors and staff. State Government Independent candidate Sandy Bolton was treated like a winner when she dropped by, although the votes in the election are still being counted with a result expected on Friday. ●

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s her students were going through their routines for their Christmas concert last Sunday, Deborah Preece-Brocksom directed them with a quiet authority. There was excitement in the air as Deborah advised on dance improvements and costume requirements, making sure the performance would be their best. Deborah’s own career began when she saw Margot Fonteyn dance Sleeping Beauty on television as a fouryear-old. It was something she knew she would do, and it remains the only job she ever wanted. The Dance Centre Peregian Springs co-director with husband Richard Leader spoke to Noosa Today about a career that introduced her to her husband, took her to leading ballet companies across Europe and led to teaching, but began through illness. “When I was nine, I had been seriously ill and the doctors told my parents to take me to ballet or Scottish dancing lessons to gain some strength,” she said. “The local ballet school was luckily nearer by five minutes.” Her natural talent shone out as well as her keenness for hard work and, as she admits, her obsessive compulsion to be “perfect”. Within nine months, the recreational ballet school told her parents Deborah should audition for one of the UK’s full time ballet boarding schools. She was accepted into the top four - The Royal Ballet School, Legat, Elmhurst and Bush Davies. “My mother decided on Bush Davies as she said it had pretty dormitories and clean kitchens,” she said. “I loved it there and even when I was asked to go to the Royal Ballet Upper School at 16, I stayed on at Bush Davies. At 17 Deborah gained a place in the Corps de Ballet in the State Theatre of Kassel in Germany after rejecting offers for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Iran because her father decided they were too far from home. Deborah said her mother was ecstatic when she joined the ballet and her father was very proud “once he got over his disappointment that I wouldn’t become an Opera singer”. “My father insisted I learnt the piano in case, as he put it, I broke my legs” she said. And the piano did become very important to Deborah as a way to relax after a long day in the studio. The life of a professional ballet dancer is physically demanding as well as satisfying.

“Every day we started with a 90-minute daily company class at 10am which meant being in the studio at 9.15am at the latest to fully stretch out all my muscles and get rid of any aches and pains from performance the night before and to do strengthening work. After class was rehearsal until 2pm and then a break to rush home and eat and return to the theatre at 5pm to get ready for a pre performance short class, make-up etc and then the performance. On performance days, I got home around 11pm for a cup of tea, supper and bed. On non-performance days, the mornings were the same but we would rehearse from 5pm until around 9pm or later in the evenings.” “My first really big ballet performance was in the Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, and it felt like I had finally reached my true home. I felt ‘completely fulfilled’. Deborah and Richard met while they were both in the ballet company in the State Theatre of Braunschweig. They ended up dancing Romeo and Juliet together, but in the beginning it took some adjustment to get used to each other. “When we were first asked to dance as soloists together in a pas de deux from Corsaire, I was quite alarmed as Richard has wickedly amazing turns and a very smooth elastic type of jump, which I had to match,” she said. “He tells me that my work ethic, arm movements and flexibility were intimidating. I think Richard did the most adjusting though so that our technique, style and most importantly arm and leg movements looked totally as one. He was one of the best partners I ever had, and I was never afraid on any of the really difficult or high lifts as he was so strong and dependable. I always knew he would catch me and that all my landings would be smooth and safe. He was a most considerate partner putting my needs above his.” Deborah said with their life so consumed with dance she couldn’t imagine being married or living with a non-dancer.

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“Professional dancers are really quite strange and complex and very obsessed with their art,” she said. However, the couple didn’t pass on their dance obsession to daughter Celeste who rejected ballet at the age of 12 and turned her talents to design, fashion, film, theatre and now iridology. “I think because she spent so much of her time with us in the theatre either in the dressing rooms, studios or stage she saw at a young age too much of the daily grind, the agony and pain, the relentless hard work and in those days the extremely meagre pay dancers endured,” Deborah said. It was Celeste who persuaded her parents to move to Australia. “I had 23 relatives in Australia,” Deborah said. “We sent out our daughter for a long holiday visiting them all over the country from Melbourne to a sheep station in the outback. “After giving up our final jobs in professional theatre, for Richard as a dancer and choreographer and myself by then as a ballet director and choreographer, we realised that life in Europe was hard, cold and politically quite worrying. On her return to Europe, she asked us why on earth we were in Europe when we could be in Australia. We just had to come over and see for ourselves and of course after that first visit all we could think of was emigrating.” Through teaching the couple believe they are passing on to recreational dance students “a passion and love of dance and the enjoyment of doing it well” and passing on “a precious heritage” to vocational students. “Pure classical ballet cannot be taught through books or syllabi, but is passed on in the studio in class, from teacher to pupil. It is a duty to pass on this heritage if one has been blessed with having had some of the greatest teachers. Richard’s principle teacher at The Royal Ballet School was the world famous Richard Glasstone MBE and his contemporary teacher was Christopher Bruce a world famous dancer and choreographer. “My first classical ballet teacher was Noreen Bush who had been taught by Enrico Cecchetti and danced in Anna Pavlova’s company and later Clara Gora who had been a student of Agrippina Vaganova and a Prima Ballerina in Russia and Hungary.” The students they taught in Europe and Australia are now dancing in Hamburg, The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, The Australian Ballet and the New Zealand School of Dance. “Once they have had careers as dancers I hope they too will start teaching and will pass on our precious heritage to the next generation,” she said. ●

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mesh disintegrated. He said similar projects had been successfully undertaken in other parts of the world including California. Dr Gilby said biodiversity results would be almost immediate while the establishment of oyster reefs might be several years away. The reefs were conceived by the Noosa Parks Association (NPA) and the Thomas Foundation (TTF), following an expert workshop convened by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), who had initiated similar projects in the USA. Construction of the reefs is funded by the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation (NBRF), the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), NPA and TTF. The project has built on by research completed by Dr Ruth Thurstan in 2015, then of University of Queensland, which found fish catches had experienced a gradual decline, “that could be related to a number of factors including urban development, loss of fish habitat (including oyster beds) and increasing fishing pressure (recreational and commercial)" and oysters had “become commercially extinct by the 1930s". Dr Gilby said the team had conducted a baseline fish count using underwater cameras over the past 18 months and monitoring would continue on the progress of the oyster reefs. “We’re committed to bring back opportunities for locals to catch or buy a wide range of delicious seafood - part of Noosa’s way of life not so long ago,” NPA spokesperson Bryan Walsh said. ●

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COP’S GUARD OF HONOUR BY MARGARET MACCOLL Retiring Noosa Senior Constable Les (Doc) Suffolk gave officers the slip on Friday when he left through the side door to avoid a ceremony organised to mark his final shift after 41 years with the Queensland Police Service. But true to form, a unit was dispatched to give chase, and nabbed the attention-shy officer, bringing a reluctant Les back to the waiting crowd. Senior Sergeant Ben Carroll called officers to attention in a Guard of Honour, and Noosa piper Don Drysdale played while Les completed a relaxed final parade. Les is on pre-retirement leave, and will officially retire on 12 January 2018 when he turns 60 years of age, a compulsory retirement age within the police force. He has been a first response officer his entire career, spending the last 31 years based at Noosa Heads police station. His initial postings after being sworn in to the service on 26 July 1976 were Inala, Oxley and Sherwood in Brisbane. Sen Sgt Carroll praised Len for his impressive record, not becoming jaded by the often confronting work and always treating people “with dignity and respect”. “Les is well known among the Noosa community, and has made many friends here over the years,” he said. “He is an excellent police officer and is most highly regarded among his peers.” Les was posted to Noosa with a group of

Les Suffolk walks his final parade as a police officer. officers sent to increase numbers when the police station began 24 hour operations in 1985. A fellow retired officer from the same group said it had long been a fantastic place to work with “great leadership and good

people”. The officer said over that time of greatest challenge was the horrific murder of schoolgirl Sian Kingi. “That particular case will always stay with us,” he said. ●

VALE CLARRIE MILLAR Former Federal Member for Wide Bay between 1974 and 1990, Clarrie Millar, aged 92, passed away on 28 November. Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien said Mr Millar was a strong advocate for the people of Wide Bay and also served as deputy speaker and chairman of committees. He was a very effective, talented and diligent member of parliament. He was from very humble beginnings and had a genuine interest in others, which gave him natural empathy and wisdom to represent his constituents. He had a great sense of humour and a very quick wit. He was respected by both sides of the parliament for his great competence and impartiality in the chair. Prior to entering parliament, Clarrie worked as a postal officer as a very young teenager, served in the air force in Darwin during World War II, and farmed at Kilkivan. While farming, Clarrie became an accomplished private pilot. Mr Millar will be very sadly missed by his wife Dorothy, and children Bob, David, Wendy, Lisa, Trudi and their families, as well as by his former colleagues and many friends. ●

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FIX-IT CAFE MAKES JOB TOO EASY BY MARGARET MACCOLL Members of the Maleny Fix-it cafe brought their tools and expertise to the Noosa Regional Gallery on Saturday to join the Christmas Market and Repair Fair. A broken ear from a toy monkey, a push mower, electronic goods and a bracelet were among the objects needing their attention. Spokesman Paul Williamson the fix-it cafe crew volunteered their time to raise money for the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre and fix items others wouldn’t. “We get anything from electronic goods, toasters, vacuum cleaners, chairs with bad legs,” he said. “We got a didgeridoo that removalists snapped in half. A man who specialises in wood fixed it. One guy

specialises in push bikes. “It’s just $5, and we’ll try to fix anything. We’re not competing with a repair place if it’s beyond repair. We’re about teaching people to repair things and learning about them ourselves.” Darryl Bartlett said his repair of a bracelet which required the addition of other elements took on the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi, the acceptance of transience and imperfection. “It’s more perfect by being imperfect,” he said. The Repair Fair joined a diverse group of artists displaying their works from jewellery and paintings to fabrics and an array of craft items at the market. ●

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daughter’s and her friends' faces for some time now and yes they do love it. What are the favourites for you and your customers? I enjoy painting a variety of different faces and love a challenge, and do not have a least favourite. Butterflies are a favourite among girls when they are choosing what they would like. Does the creativity flow outside work too? I guess I am creative outside of face painting as I have also just launched a new sunscreen called Surfpaste which contains

only organic, cruelty-free, vegan and reef friendly ingredients. What are you up to this Christmas season? During the holidays we plan to enjoy relaxing in our beautiful home town Noosa with all it has to offer. My favourite way to spend time with my daughter is by sharing common interests, just being together and spending time with friends. Contact Karen to put that extra special touch on your next kids party, on 0420 373 220. ●

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SHARING A LITTLE CHRISTMAS MAGIC Children and their parents gathered in their hundreds to experience a little Christmas magic on Hastings Street, Noosa Heads on Friday night. Santa dropped by to switch on the Christmas lights with the help of some robust cheering led by MC Andrew Phipps (Phippsy). The children were treated to gifts and a Christmas pantomime provided by the Hastings Street Association. â—?

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The magic that Santa brings was evident in the faces of children attending Christmas events across Noosa Shire on the weekend. For one youngster who was happily watching the Christmas in Cooroy parade on Saturday afternoon, the arrival of the jolly man in the red suit brought an instant response. Look out for more Christmas activities across Noosa as we head into the festive season. ●

Council is accepting applications for its new-look economic development grants program. This program includes three new grant categories - quick response grants, project partnership grants and multi year partnership grants. Quick response grants provide up to $2000 for one-off projects, such as networking nights, small projects and skill development workshops. Project partnership grants are for economy-boosting one-off projects, to be completed within 12 months, whereas the multi year partnership grants support longer-term projects. For more information, visit www. noosa.qld.gov.au/business. ●

GROUP MAKES A ‘PLASTICFREE’ CHRISTMAS PLEA Members of the Plastic Free Noosa Alliance (PFN) are urging Noosa residents to reduce their plastic packaging as much as they can this Christmas and even consider presents to encourage plastic-free habits. Plastic Free Noosa co-ordinator Chad Buxton said 95 per cent of all plastic packaging was used once and then thrown away as waste or litter and Christmas is a time when our use of plastic packaging skyrockets. The PFN suggests buying presents such as reusable water bottles and coffee cups, Boomerang bags or reusable picnic sets. They also want cafes, markets and events to come on board to make it a plastic-free Christmas with the use of reusable crockery and compostable takeaway products. For more information on the campaign visit www.plasticfreenoosa.org/christmas ●

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WRITER’S HOPE CONTAINED Double lung transplantee and author Gray Bickley will add crime novelist to his inspiring list of accomplishments with the launch this month of his work Contained. In 2004 Gray, 73, of Peregian Springs was told he had only six weeks to live. His pulmonary fibrosis disease was critical, and he needed a double lung transplant. “Luckily, a donor was found and I was rushed to the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. I was 59 when I was given this gift of life, and I promised myself I was going to try and make every moment mean something.” Since then the story of Gray has been one of developing an impressive range of new talents. He is an accomplished wildlife photographer, a malt whisky buff and a painter. He is a published writer and poet, having contributed to two collections of short stories by the Noosa Writers’ group. He has already started on his second book, Vanished, which is set on Fraser Island. “I tried to be an actor in the 1970s and because I wasn’t acting all day-every day a friend of mine gave me a job cleaning shipping containers. It was fairly mundane work, and I found myself imagining what would happen if I found a stash of drugs in one of the containers,” he said. “The idea has been simmering ever since.” Contained is a fast moving thriller about drugs found in the Port of Brisbane, murder, and an accused ex stuntman who is forced

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Gray Bickley with his book Contained. to go on the run from the Queensland Drug Squad and bikies, all the time fighting for his life and those close to him. During his earlier life in Sydney, Gray was a radio announcer, theatre, TV soaps and film actor and counts among his credits working with director Bruce Beresford. “I’m pretty much aware of my fragility. Fifty per cent of people who get transplants like mine live after eight years. It’s very good if patients, in terms of longevity, live 18

years,” he said. “I’m very grateful for the 13 years I have been given so far. I suppose I wrote the book because I wanted to leave something behind that someone can pick up on the ether in 50 years’ time.” Contained will be launched on Friday 15 December at 6pm at Noosa Sports Complex, McKinnon Drive, Tewantin, and is available in most Sunshine Coast book stores for $24.95 or from grayham.bickley@gmail.com ●

After many years as volunteer manager of the Old Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Wendy Catlin will be stepping down from her role at the end of this year. Volunteers, artists and friends of the gallery gathered on Friday 1 December to thank Wendy for her dedicated service and to celebrate her achievements. Under Wendy’s enthusiastic and unflagging leadership, the gallery has gone from strength to strength. It is a much-loved part of the Pomona and Noosa hinterland community. The gallery supports more than 100 artists and craftspeople to display and promote their works in its wonderful heritage setting, delighting 8000 visitors each year. A well-regarded artist in her own right, Wendy plans to spend more time in her studio. ●

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OPERA STAR BACK AT NOOSA Kathryn as Bastienne in the Mozart opera Bastien and Bastienne Photo/ Ronan King-Rose.

Bruce Beresford in the Con’s production of the comic opera Albert Herring, playing schoolteacher, Miss Wordsworth. As well as Albert Herring, she has sung the role of Nella in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and performed as an opera ensemble member in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Michael Gow’s production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Her most recent operatic role took place a month ago when she appeared as Bastienne in Brisbane City Opera’s

production of Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne. This year the theme for the Wassail is Peace on Earth and the J will be transformed into a wonderland decorated with doves and sparkling festive decor. Revellers will join Kathryn and the Chorale in a Christmas carol sing-along while sitting at tables, enjoying drinks, cake, mince pies and cheese platters. Noosa Chorale Christmas Cheer Wassail will be on 15-16 December at The J Noosa. Tickets $39, table group of 8 $35. Bookings at www. thej.com.au ●

Noosa Council wants teenagers aged 13-17 to help it shape a new program to stay active. Council’s community development manager Alison Hamblin wants the teens to fill out an online survey to “tailor the program to their needs”. Active Teens, to start next year, will offer 13 to17-year-olds easy access to low-cost activities to help them stay active. Activities could include stand-up paddling, surfing, boxing, mountain biking, yoga or belly dancing and funding from the Queensland Government of $16,500 has been provided from a Game On Queensland grant. The survey is online at yoursay.noosa.qld. gov.au from Friday 15 December. Ms Hamblin said council was also keen to hear from sport and active recreation businesses or not-for-profit groups interested in partnering with council to deliver the activities. Those interested should email commdev@noosa.qld.gov.au ●

NEW FITNESS PROGRAM FOR YOUNG WOMEN Women aged 18 to 24 can register to take part in activities such as group fitness, Pilates, boxing and kayaking, to be offered by council next year at $5 per person per session. Registration for council’s new Active Women program is open until January 21 by clicking the Active Women program link at yoursay. noosa.qld.gov.au. To run for 12 weeks, the program aims to assist young women to stay active. The Queensland Government provided Noosa Council with a $10,040 grant toward the Get Out, Get Active program to get women and girls active for life. Council will contribute an additional $4950 to the program. ●

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Ten years ago Kathryn O’Halloran was a 17-year-old schoolgirl from Tinbeerwah singing with the Noosa Chorale at its maiden Christmas Wassail in 2007. This month Brisbane City Opera star Kathryn returns to the choir as featured soloist in this year’s 10th anniversary Wassail, singing excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and leading revellers in traditional Christmas carols. This is her second appearance with the choir this year. Noosa audiences will recall her thrilling performance in the Chorale’s Viennese Masters concerts in May. Kathryn is excited at singing Messiah. “It’s a privilege to sing such beautiful works and to be asked back by a conductor like Adrian King is a great honour for a singer.” The boy in the photograph is her brother Mitchell who, earlier in 2007 had been a soloist in the Chorale’s October production of Mendelssohn’s Elijah. “Mitchell was 13 and, after Elijah, he was invited to sing in the Wassail. I was studying singing at the time and I was asked to join him. “I have such beautiful memories of those concerts. It’s amazing to think it was 10 years ago.” Since then music and opera have dominated Kathryn’s life. She has worked with stellar movie director

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PARADE DEFIES THE WEATHER Thousands of locals and visitors flocked to the hinterland town of Cooroy on Saturday to enjoy the annual Christmas in Cooroy festival and watch its Christmas parade. Cooroy Chamber of Commerce president Danielle Taylor said the town’s population of about 4000 doubled, as

friends and tourists came to view a parade which has generally become a rare event. She said wet weather had reduced numbers this year compared to 2016 which drew a crowd of about 12,000 but they were lucky the rain held off during the parade and many onlookers braved the conditions. ●

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Garry North sent in this picture of a “gorgeous little bloke atop me insect-bitten lime tree in my backyard at Sunrise Beach ... in old man’s language he/she was about half an inch long," he said. If you would like to send your wildlife or landscape photo in to Lenscape, please email newsdesk@noosatoday.com.au

PAVED PARADISE In the current heated debate over Noosa’s future as a prime tourist destination and the impact this may have on those like ourselves, who choose to live here to enjoy the relatively unspoilt tranquillity, one aspect has been overlooked. Should we be looking at developing Noosa as a quality ecotourism experience, rather than the current emphasis on simply increasing the number of visitors? Ecotourism is a much-maligned concept. Closer examination of how the overseas-based accreditation is awarded and monitored - or perhaps not monitored - indicates considerable room for improvement. Noosa has a unique opportunity, especially since the UNESCO Biosphere declaration in 2007, to become a tourism market leader by establishing under council auspices our own structure for ecotourism accreditation and associated awards for achievement. This would accomplish several goals. It would offer Tourism Noosa a unique marketing platform for the entire region, not just for Noosa Heads. It would encourage local tourism operators and associated enterprises to lift their game, in compliance with the specified criteria for accreditation. It would also attract an as yet untapped market of enlightened global travellers looking for

a more sustainable experience than those currently on offer. It might also spread the influx of visitors more evenly throughout the year. The concept would be just as appealing to backpackers and families on a budget as to the more affluent and often older traveller. Word-of-mouth recommendations alone could make Noosa a place where we can all live in harmony, a place which we cherish for its values as well as ensuring a sustainable lifestyle for future generations of residents and businesses. Noel Bird, Boreen Point.

SPAWN OF SATAN It is ludicrous that I’m sitting, shivering inside a coffee shop, when the outside temperature is rather pleasant. Air-conditioning is the devil. Through our reliance on air-conditioning, cooling our offices, shopping centres and homes, we are paradoxically cooking the planet. Air-conditioning takes indoor heat and pushes it outdoors, using energy, which in turn, increases greenhouse gases that warm the atmosphere. Thanks to this increasing demand for fossil fuels and refrigerant use, we are effectively accelerating global warming, and thus, creating a greater demand for air-conditioning.

Air-conditioning is creating social and environmental ramifications. Unfortunately, being a thin woman, I really suffer indoors in air-conditioning as there is a gender discriminating bias in the thermostats set in offices, shopping centres and other indoor public spaces. These thermostats are set according to an old formula based on men’s thermal comfort. Women generate less metabolic heat compared to men, as women are generally smaller, consequently, they often don’t cope well in air-conditioning temperatures set for men. This gender bias wastes energy and can make people sick as the body has to work harder to maintain a regular, comfortable temperature, which can comprise immune systems. Breathing in recycled air is also not healthy, as airborne bacteria is readily spread and respiratory and sinus issues can be the result of being in an air-conditioned space. We need to adapt to our climate, instead of sacrificing our environment to control and alter it. We are not dairy products that need to be kept inside a refrigerated box. We need to switch to more energy efficient methods of cooling and use green engineering to create thermally designed offices and public spaces. We can be comfortable without it costing the earth. Brigid Muir, Cooroy.

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Most of us can’t help it - Christmas every year is anticipated by counting down the number of shopping days to the 25th of December and planning what to buy and what to eat. But with only the final touches left to the planning for this year’s Christmas Carols and Church services throughout the Sunshine Coast, local Anglican Minister, the Reverend Mark Calder, is challenging us to stop and to find the real meaning of Christmas. While we all love the food, wine, gifts, parties and holidays this time of the year brings; and we all spend a lot of time working out the how and who of Christmas - who to invite and how will we manage the logistics and the cost of a fabulous festive celebration - Mark said we forget the most important question - the why. “When was the last time we asked why? Why do we do this year after year?” Mark said. “Why does a large majority of the world stop on the same day to celebrate? That “why” has to be pretty significant - and it is. “In a nutshell - God turned up! That’s the astonishing reality which Christmas celebrates - God turned up here, on earth, in person in the form of the historical Jesus Christ. “And we can either believe this story is true - and therefore wonderful - a real reason to celebrate - or if this is not that case, and the story is an outrageous claim - then we should stop perpetuating the claim by anticipating, and then celebrating this date every year!” Mark said God is the why of Christmas. “We know God is real, we know he cares enough for us to show up and that he knows and understands our world because he lived in it and he suffered in it. He has reached out to us in an extraordinary way - giving us a real reason to party. “But there is also a challenge in this too. Because if God did turn up in Jesus, then perhaps we ought to pay him more attention - that is more than just a once a year celebration or a quick prayer when we are in trouble. “This challenge makes Christmas far more wonderful - if we just stop for a minute and consider the real meaning of this very special time of the year.” Visit anglicanchurchnoosa.org for all our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services or phone 5449 8009 for more details.

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AUCTION THIS SUNDAY 10AM

ONE OF NOOSAVILLE’S BEST LOCATIONS Stones throw from the river. Lifestyle and location is certainly here! Sunny, spacious and secure. This is a townhouse you simply must own! Rarely does a Townhouse this close to the Noosa River and all that is has to offer come on the market. With only four Townhouses in the complex, with security gated driveway access and it’s own private pool. Location is everything with Noosaville’s best restaurants and cafe’s and Noosa Village shopping precinct only a 1 minute stroll away. Enjoy relaxed afternoon’s along the beautiful Noosa River or catch up with friends for an early morning coffee from one of the many restaurants and waterfront cafe’s along the Esplanade. Ready for it’s new owners this two storey Townhouse has been freshly painted throughout, along with new carpets and curtains, built in-house vac-maid, and air-conditioning on the main level to allow ease of entertaining. The four spacious bedrooms will allow you to enjoy family holidays with ease and with the privacy of your own pool, summers relaxing in your new home can soon be a reality. The very spacious Master bedroom is located on the on first floor with a private balcony to catch the cool river breezes and comes complete with a generous WIR, huge bathroom with bath and separate shower area as well as being fully air-conditioned. There are two additional guest bedrooms and a main bathroom that complete the top floor. There is also a multi purpose fourth guest master bedroom or entertainment room on the ground floor complete with an additional bathroom with separate toilet and direct access to the sunny side courtyard. The air-conditioned downstairs main living area and kitchen are designed for todays entertaining needs where you can talk and cook too, with granite bench tops, new Westinghouse dishwasher, electric oven and hotplates, range hood, and plenty of cupboards space. All the living space is flooded with natural light and direct access to your outdoor entertaining space, private pool and courtyard garden space. With low maintenance gardens, the amazing location and the privacy of only four townhouses in the complex an opportunity to buy in this complex is rare. 4

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HOME FOCUS

OPEN-PLAN LIVING IN STYLE IMAGINE sitting back and watching the children play in the spacious backyard as you settle in to your new home in ‘Old Tewantin’. This three-bedroom brick home offers the perfect place for a family to grow in privacy and security, within easy reach of the very best Noosa has to offer. Set within a quiet street and screened by mature tropical gardens, 3 Sassafras Court boasts a 602m2 block, with a large, fully fenced backyard and covered patio perfect for entertaining or simply spending quality time with the children or family pets. Inside, living is open-plan. The expansive living and dining room offer plenty of space to spread out, enjoy a meal together, or simply relax together at the end of a long day. The u-shaped kitchen is flooded with light from the bay window, and makes clever use of its unique space, maximising bench and storage space, and featuring a large pantry. Three well-proportioned bedrooms include built-in robes and ceiling fans. The master bedroom, complete with bay window, includes direct access to the twoway family bathroom. Bright and spacious, the bathroom features a walk-in shower and bathtub, and a separate powder room. 3 Sassafras Court will sell at auction on site on Saturday, 16 December. ●

HOME ESSENTIALS Address: 3 Sassafras Court, Tewantin Auction: Saturday, 16 December, 10am Description: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 3 car Inspect: Saturday, 9 December, 10-10.45am Contact: Lee Harding and David Conolly for Century 21 Conolly Hay Group, 0428 900 002 or 0438 259 956

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DUAL-LEVEL LUXURY LIVING BY TESSA MAPSTONE WELCOME to 216 The Point, where Mediterranean flavour meets Noosa style. Set upon the lake in one of the prestigious Noosa Springs’ most sought-after positions, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom villa overlooks the fairway and glorious bushland beyond. With a north-east aspect, this elegant home is surrounded by well-established, low-maintenance, leafy gardens, offering privacy without interrupting the view. Here, living is luxurious, and is spread across two levels. The ground floor blends indoor and outdoor living. A series of paved terraces connect seamlessly to the dining room and kitchen through banks of folding glass doors. Prepare a feast for your guests in the designer kitchen, complete with stone benchtops and a suite of high-end Miele appliances, as they linger in the dining room, or spill out onto the paved alfresco courtyards. Or enjoy the view from the comfort of the sunken lounge. A sitting room, complete with private courtyard, a study (or fourth bedroom), a bathroom and a laundry complete the ground floor plan, while a large, Tuscan-inspired courtyard links the main home to the private studio with ensuite bathroom. Upstairs, the master suite boasts glorious views across the golf course, and plantation shutters for privacy. An oversized walk-in-robe adjoins the expansive ensuite bathroom, complete with corner tub and dual vanities. A second bedroom, with built-in-robes, ensuite and a Juliet balcony completes the upper level floor plan. A master-planned community boasting superb sporting and leisure facilities, Noosa Springs is set within the beautiful natural environment close to Lake Weyba, behind a secure, gated entrance. The jewel in the Noosa Springs crown is the Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort. With Noosa’s beautiful beaches, National Park and ever popular Hastings St within easy reach, 216 The Point offers stylish living, luxurious amenities, privacy, and an unbeatable view. ●

HOME ESSENTIALS Address: 216/61 Noosa Springs Drive, Noosa Heads Description: 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2 car Price: Informal tender closes 12 January View: Saturday, 9 December, 10am-11am Agents: Brad McDonald and David Conolly for Century 21 Conolly Hay Group, 0438 194 628 or 0438 259 956. 30 NOOSA TODAY

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21 WATTLEBIRD DRIVE, DOONAN

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31 LITFIN ROAD, VERRIERDALE

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WELCOME! My name is Jacob May and I will be writing a regular piece in Noosa Today to provide you with helpful tips and information for those who are looking to enter the real estate market, sell in the current market and everything else in between. I also encourage those of you who are interested in finding out specifics on any given topic to get in touch with me and I will do my best to accommodate your requests. As a real estate agent in the area I want to be able to provide you with more than just the usual listing and selling practices that you may be accustomed to by providing you with information that is valuable to you. I work with Base Realtors and we have an office in Tewantin with a team that works across the entire Noosa Region. We are all very passionate in what we do and our strengths complement each other. Myself, I have had extensive experience in business operations and management with small teams in the hospitality industry, the military and the security industry. I look forward to bringing you weekly updates from here on in. Please keep an eye out for my next column where I will provide you with some helpful information when it comes to the Queensland First Home Buyers’ Grant. ●

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Price Guide

Agent

Doonan

1.00pm - 1.30pm 4 2 2 3 2 2 4 3 3

O/O $849,000 By Negotiation O/O$1,600,000

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By Negotiation

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0438 579 911

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Offers Invited

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0403 134 420

10.00am - 10.30am 2/25 Nebula Street

3 2 2

By Negotiation

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0422 719 041

4 2 1

By Negotiation

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0422 719 041

3 1 2

Auction

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0428 900 002

Sunshine Beach 4 2 3

O/O$849,000

David Berns Real Estate - 0419 818 418

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2 2 1

Negotiable

2 2 1

Negotiable

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0418 426 065

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Negotiable

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0418 426 065 10.00am - 10.45am 3 Sassafras Court

U1/21 Viewland Drive

2 1 1

Negotiable

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0418 426 065

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By Negotiation/Infor

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0438 194 628

Tewantin Saturday 9th December

Saturday 9th December

1.00pm - 1.45pm

Saturday 9th December

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0418 426 065 12.00pm - 12.30pm 31 Parkedge Road

Friday 8th December

11.00am - 11.45am 115/1 Edgar Bennett Ave

Price Guide Agent $589,000 Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0401 807 697

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Noosa Heads 11.00am - 11.45am 115/1 Edgar Bennett Ave

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6 Whistler Lane

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11.30am - 12.30pm 33 Verrierdale Forest Rd

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David Berns Real Estate - 0419 818 418 Sunrise Beach Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0435 939 657 David Berns Real Estate - 0408 629 438 Saturday 9th December 11.00am - 11.45am 60 Orient Drive

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10.00am - 11.00am 74 Botanica CCT 10.00am - 10.45am 80 Pheasant Lane 12.00pm - 1.00pm 59 Valley Drive

Time Address 12.00pm - 12.45pm 20 Terraces Court

Sunday 10th December

1.00pm - 1.45pm

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Auction diary

Noosa Springs Saturday 9th December

10.00am - 11.00am 216/61 Noosa Springs Driv

Noosaville

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Saturday 9th December

11.30am - 12.30pm 11.45am - 12.15pm 1.00pm - 1.45pm 2.00pm - 2.45pm

50 Jacksonia Place 17 Raven Way 37 Creek Road 2/67 Bluefin Court

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Peregian Beach Saturday 9th December

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11.00am - 12.00pm 1/12 Albert Street Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0438 194 628 Friday 8th December Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0419 203 233 Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0422 719 041 11.00am - 12.00pm 1/12 Albert Street Base Realtors - 0405 961 395 Saturday 9th December

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AUCTION

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AUCTION

Base Realtors - 0412 206 563

11.00am - 12.00pm 1/12 Albert Street

4 3 2

AUCTION

Base Realtors - 0412 206 563

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AUCTION

Base Realtors - 0412 206 563

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AUCTION

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0422 719 041

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AUCTION

Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0428 900 002

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Offers over $545,000 Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0401 807 697 AUCTION Century 21 Conolly Hay Group - 0422 719 041 9.15am - 10.00am 1/12 Albert Street Contact Agent Star Noosa Real Estate - 0418 231 955 Peregian Beach Saturday 16th December

Saturday 9th December

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SOCIAL SCENE

THURSDAY GIRLS WRAP IT UP FOR CHRISTMAS About 200 Thursday Girls including some partners attended a final fund-raising lunch for the year at Peppers last Thursday. The not for profit corporation raises funds throughout the year for an educational support program in Noosa’s nine state schools. Monies raised enable students from lowincome families to access optional programs and activities such as school camps, swimming lessons, surf skills and student resource schemes. The Thursday Girls this year provided grants to 77 children. �

Anna Fraser, Liz Meikle and Ingrid Priest.

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

IT’S CHRISTMAS ALL OVER BY HOLLIE HARRIS Christmas has come to town again - the festive lights are on, the town is beginning to bustle and there are santas and Christmas trees appearing in every store window. We are lucky to have such a broad selection of shops in our region, making it so easy and convenient to buy local. So now it’s time to sort your way through all the presents and gift ideas for family, friends and loved ones. A Terry’s Chocolate Orange just doesn’t cut it as a stocking filler anymore, so to help get your mind in the festive spirit, we’ve got a range of gift ideas that work for Secret Santas, stocking stuffers to that very special gift. Whether it’s a present for a wife or girlfriend, something for your parents or a novelty prezzie for your coworker, there should be something here to fit the bill this year. Happy shopping! ●

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE C. A. Adore 16-inch girls bike $229 from Giant Noosa B. Animator 16-inch boys bike $229 (also available with 12� wheels $209) from Giant Noosa C. Audrey dress - gardenia pink. Hand loomed and printed cottonsilk shift. $149.95 from ella & sunday Noosaville D. Black wire lantern from Daydream Leisure Furniture. E. Two-tone ice bucket with lid from Daydream Leisure Furniture.

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GIFT IDEAS

GIFT IDEAS Mango Wood serving ware available in store

Framed succulent wall art, available in a range of sizes

Large range of outdoor throw cushions in the latest summer designs, from $35

Highly soughtafter Monsteria wall art and home decor

Door stops, from $14.95

Large range of beachy decor, from $14.95

Large range of twig and driftwood wall art in store.

Large range of LED lanterns, from $22.95

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE F. Zala turquiose lantern from Daydream Leisure Furniture G. Apple Watch Series 3 GPS or GPS and cellular - Camera House Noosaville H. Large range of binoculars available at Camera House Noosaville I. Classic cup and ball game from Blue Brown Bag Cooroy J. Festive face mats from Blue Brown Bag Cooroy.

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FOCUS ON … Noosa Seniors and Retirement RETIRED COUPLES PARADISE

TINKERING ON TAX ‘Nothing is certain except death and taxes’ and perhaps that government will continue to tinker with Australia’s superannuation regime. Some of the most significant changes to superannuation we have seen came into effect on 1 July this year. These include reduced caps on contributions, changes to the treatment of Transition to Retirement pensions and the introduction of a $1.6 million transfer balance cap on amounts transferred into pension phase. In this year’s Federal Budget there was one potential positive for Australian seniors, which is the proposal that would allow people aged 65 and over to make a contribution to superannuation of up to $300,000 each (or $600,000 per couple) from the proceeds of selling their home. The ‘downsizing’ incentive is intended

to encourage older Australians to downsize their home to free up housing stock for younger families - even though they technically don’t need to be moving to a smaller property. There are a number of eligibility requirements that need to be satisfied. It will also only apply to contracts of sale entered into on or after 1 July, 2018. It is important to note that while the bill to introduce this legislation has been presented to Parliament, it is still to be passed. Is your superannuation in order? If you haven’t done so already, the New Year could be a good time to review your financial position. Contact Morgans Noosa to meet with one of the qualified advisers and discuss your superannuation and retirement plans. ●

Happily retired couple Ken Day and Sylvia Lewis have packed up their lives on the Gold Coast and upsized their home to enjoy Halcyon days on the Sunshine Coast, whilst pocketing a handy capital gain on the way. Converts to the Halcyon lifestyle, the couple sold their waterfront home in the five-star over 50s lifestyle community, Vision by Halcyon, to enjoy the state-of-theart bowling facilities at Halcyon Lakeside on the Sunshine Coast. “We really like the Halcyon brand and the community spirit and lifestyle offering that comes with buying a home at Halcyon,” Ms Lewis said. “We’ve met so many people and made lifelong friendships at Vision and we are so excited to do it all over again at Lakeside. “It’s the right time for us to move on. We purchased our home at Vision primarily for

the boating aspect and, as time went on, we found that we weren’t using the boat very often and our lawn bowling hobby became a more enjoyable pastime." The move to Halcyon Lakeside has come with an added bonus for the couple who achieved a handsome capital gain from the sale of their Vision by Halcyon home. “Moving to Lakeside worked out great for us financially and we are looking forward to settling into our new lifestyle in this vibrant community,” Mr Day said. “We’ve now got a larger home and were also able to put some money in the bank for holidays. “At our age, we need to make sure our investment is safe and Halcyon offers the whole package - the lifestyle aspect and the financial freedom.” ●

Ken Day and Sylvia Lewis.

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Feeling sore, tired, just not right, a Bowen treatment is what you need. In order to appreciate its subtlety and depth, the therapy really needs to be experienced, as what may not be seen by the casual observer is the dramatic and relaxing effect a Bowen treatment can have on the whole body. After their ďŹ rst treatment, people often wonder how such gentle moves can have such a powerful effect-not only on their posture and structural problems (e.g.bad back, frozen shoulder, sore neck etc.) but also on their general well being. Bowen Therapy can assist recovery from many conditions, from traumatic injury to chronic illness, depending upon each individual’s capacity to heal. Cranio sacral therapy addresses the skeletal frame where trauma and stress create pain which doesn’t seem to go away. It can have a very strong effect and makes you aware of your body and surroundings. If you have tried loads of modality’s but still feel things are just not right give Cranio a go.

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Apple cider vinegar has been considered a wonder tonic for centuries, and many claims are made for its supposed benefits. Apple cider vinegar is made by chopping apples, covering them with water and leaving them at room temperature until the natural sugars ferment and form ethanol. Bacteria then convert this alcohol into acetic acid. Strands of a “mother" will form in the cider. These are strained out of many products but left in others, and are often the target of health claims. The “mother" can also be used to start the production of the next batch of cider. But will apple cider vinegar really help you lose weight? The evidence that apple cider vinegar helps fight fat is weak. A short-term study in Japan added two daily drinks of 15 millilitres of apple cider vinegar mixed with 250ml of water to the usual diet of overweight men and women. Their weight fell by about one kilogram over 12 weeks, but returned to usual levels within four weeks. According to a UK study, it may be that vinegar can suppress appetite. When offered a pleasant-tasting vinegar drink, one that was less palatable, or a non-vinegar drink with their breakfast, volunteers who downed both vinegar drinks felt slightly nauseated. Not surprisingly, this depressed their appetite, with the least palatable vinegar drink having the greatest effect. Others claim taking apple cider vinegar with meals will help digest proteins faster and therefore generate higher levels of growth hormone. This is claimed to break down more fat cells. Unfortunately, there’s

no evidence to support such ideas. Claims that pectin- a type of viscous dietary fibre in cider vinegar will help weight loss by making you feel full for longer ignores the fact that the pectin in apples is not found in apple cider vinegar. On the good side, like all vinegars, it has virtually no kilojoules and, mixed with extra virgin olive oil, makes an excellent salad dressing. Finally, a word of warning: don’t drink apple cider vinegar “neat". It can damage the throat and oesophagus. Even diluted, its acidity can damage tooth enamel. �

THREE ‌ things that aren't UV protective

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Being the proud owner of tattoos or a super hairy chest won’t protect your skin from sun damage, researchers say. Let’s clear up a few other sun protection myths -Hair helps doesn’t it? In 2008, Australian researchers warned that even a full head of hair provides surprisingly low protection from UV radiation. They found hair only had a protection factor of between 5 and 17- much lower than the SPF 30 in sunscreens. If you’re thinking darker hair might be better, the same team found hair colour made no difference.

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Surely darker skin helps? While people with naturally darker skin may not burn, all skin types can be damaged by UV radiation and are susceptible to skin cancer. People with darker skin should still be using sun protection. Although the risk of melanoma is lower, there is some evidence that it is more likely to be found at a later, more dangerous stage than a person with lighter skin.

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BY HOLLIE HARRIS Festival favourites, The Hillbilly Goats are bringing their mountain music and harmonies to The Imperial Hotel in Eumundi on Friday 8 December. Trad folk on steroids with a splash of colour and a dash of difference - these Goats have forged their own path. Their recordings paint a picture of traditional songs from 1710 through to the noosatoday.com.au

1940s with a high-energy quirky edge. Featuring banjo, bones, double bass, fiddle, tap dancing, three-part harmonies and more, The Hillbilly Goats transform you on a journey of the history of mountain music’s evolution into blues, country and bluegrass. These guys aren’t just a band - they’re a show featuring stories and song combined with tap dancing, bones, big harmonies and regular instrument changes.

Their third studio album, 'Down Foggy Mountain’, recorded and produced by Nash Chambers, was released worldwide last year and is fast gaining accolades with their single Rabbit in a Log nominated for Bluegrass Song of the year at the CMAA Awards. This album further stamps the musical twist on traditional songs The Hillbilly Goats are famous for, with big harmonies and a heavy presence of hard fiddle and fast

harmonica. This album consolidates the music and the flair of one of the best Aussie bands you will ever come across. This is a celebration of life and music that will draw you in just as it did to thousands of fans at the recent Tamworth Festival. Tickets: Pre-sale $10 at The Imperial Hotel, call on 5442 8811 until 4pm on the day. $15 at the door. Doors open 7.30pm. ●

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Thursday 7 December The Imperial Hotel Eumundi 7pm Open Mic Night 7-17yr olds. Friday 8 December The Imperial Hotel Eumundi Noon Renny Fields. 7pm Hillbilly Goats. Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club 6pm Perry O. Peregian Beach Hotel 6pm Jeremiah Johnson. Cooroy RSL 6pm Jay Bishoff. Saturday 9 December Peregian Beach Hotel 3pm David West. The Imperial Hotel Eumundi Noon The Brown Trouts. 7pm Mia Dyson (ticketed). Tewantin Noosa RSL 8pm The Claptomaniacs. Sunday 10 December Sunshine Beach Surf Club 3pm Backroom Vegas. The Imperial Hotel Eumundi 2pm Ryan Giles.

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American Teen, by Khalid

Dogs with Jobs, by Laura Greaves

American Teen is the debut album of upcoming artist, Khalid, which was released on 3 March this year. Khalid, raised in El Paso, Texas, gained major popularity from his chart-topping Zane Lowe-supported single, “Location”. The album also received a promotional bump when Kendall Jenner posted a screenshot on her Twitter account. Kendall, like her sister Kylie, has the ability to turn songs into hits with their social media. “American Teen” is a promising mix of bedroom art-soul and 1980s newwave pop maximalism, and a union of lonely-boy mirror gazing with a sense of cultural purpose. It resembles a modern version of a soundtrack off a John Hughes film. ●

Featuring Holly the Noosaville Story Dog, this book takes a look at how our canine friends not only give their unconditional love, but help us in many other ways. Extraordinary true stories of some of the hardest-working dogs in the world. Meet Molly Polly, the diabetes alert dog whose round-the-clock job is to keep her two owners healthy, Daisy, the collie mix who’s a full-time guide dog for another dog, and Holly the ex-racing dog and now Story Dogs reading companion for kids in Noosa who struggle with literacy. From inspirational moments of bravery to dogs doing the jobs that no-one else can, these are the life-affirming stories of the most remarkable dogs on the planet. ●

Comedy Next Gen S2 ABC Comedy, Saturday, 9.20pm

Over the years one of the best things that the ABC has done is showcase the comedic talent of this country. From Australia You’re Standing In It, to the D Gen and The Big Gig, the ABC has been bringing new generations of Australian comedic talent to the Australian public. And now, fresh from renaming ABC2 as ABC Comedy, comes the latest round of young comedians. Sure we currently don’t really know Tom Walker, Becky Lucas, Nick Cody, Cameron James and Demi Lardner - but one day they might be household names like Adam Hills, Hannah Gadsby and Wendy Harmer before them. ●

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head of the chorus line (4). DOWN 1. Dragged alter-wards? (5). 2. Prevent you from thinking straight? Rot! (5). 3. Medicine given to Ian by the doctor (6). 4. Accommodates the tools and us inside (6). 5. Regard as a prospect (4). 6. Off to fine start in the digging of the shaft? (4,5). 12. The rule is I go when ordered for good (9). 13. Used to be a hospitable and clean (4). 15. Chances are you’ll get the occasional point (4). 17. Changes when the afternoon begins (6). 18. Shuts while one decorates (4,2). 20. Go in and fold the net up again (5). 21. We’re told it’s over cast (5). 23. The girl gets up to have a meal (4).

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WHAT’S ON GET YOUR LIFE BACK

PERFORMANCE CHARTS A NEW COURSE For two shows only (8-9 December) 17 talented artists will appear at The J Theatre, Noosa, in a cutting edge contemporary performance directed by Zen Zen Zo’s cofounder and artistic director Simon Woods. Simon explains: “The course has been rigorous, very practical and industry focused which means the group is now eager for a professional theatre making experience and a public performance. The production will not be a conventional staging of a known play. Instead we will be devising a new work based on personal memories and local stories, so there’s both a writing and directing challenge for the artists involved. The theme is change and transformation, one of the great truths of our lives. Nothing stays the same and ultimately life keeps moving. How we deal with change is one of the most important aspects of living a fulfilling life. “This will be a highly visual and dynamic production employing the range of physical theatre skills that the students have developed throughout the year. Featuring the ensemble from the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Master of Professional Practice (Performing Arts), led by physical theatre innovator and front runner, Dr Lynne Bradley, Dusk ’til Dawn is a visually arresting, highly physical performance demonstrating the advanced training undertaken throughout the year and drawing on the personal transformation stories of the artists in

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Dusk 'til Dawn explodes on stage this weekend at The J. their quest to attain mastery.” XS Entertainment’s Xanthe Coward, a member of the ensemble, said: “For local artists to have the opportunity to work with a director of Simon’s calibre is a coup, and bodes well for the continuing development of the performing arts industry on the Sunshine Coast”. Production manager and member of the ensemble, Nicole Reilly, observed: “We all came with unique skills and artistry, shedding blood, sweat and tears this year to go the edge and push beyond the limits of what we believed was possible as professional performing artists”. Dusk ’til Dawn can be seen for two nights only at The J, Noosa, on Friday 8 December and Saturday 9 December. Price is $22 for adults and $17 concession. Book at www.thej.com.au or call 5329 6560. ●

If you’re too tired to enjoy your holidays or your life, find a different way forward at the Living Beyond Burnout book launch with author Lisa Murray this Thursday, 7 December, at The J, Noosa Heads. Living Beyond Burnout is an invitation to create the changes that will allow anyone to have all the energy they desire and still live a full and satisfying life. It explores the role of self-care and nurturing, creativity, and living and working in true brilliance. This book is for anyone who has ever had a breakdown, feel like they are ‘just holding it together’, have lost their mojo, or are looking at their life and saying ‘there must be something better than this!’ this book is for them. It offers a system for preventing burnout and an invitation to transform fatigue and exhaustion by changing the underlying causes, as well as treating the symptoms that stop people from enjoying their life in all its magic and magnificence. “Your work can be a creative possibility in each moment, rather than a drudgefilled list of expectations and guilt-laden ‘shoulds’, according to author Lisa Murray. “Work has largely become an enslavement of our time and energy, rather than an expression of our brilliance. “Burnout and fatigue show up when the way you are working no longer works for you. “If loving your work is the quest, discovering new possibilities for ‘how to work’ is the start of a journey you’ll be grateful for a thousand times a day.”

Lisa Murray may well have the answers to life. The book launch is free and starts at 6pm. It will include a playful interview, a book reading and book signing with Ms Murray. Everyone is welcome. Book at www. eventbrite.com. ●

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NICE AND SLOW AT PRESIDENT’S DINNER BY HOLLIE HARRIS Slow Food Noosa continues to educate, protect and promote the International Slow Food Movement philosophy of good, clean, fair food. Winding up the year’s activities at the celebratory President's Dinner set for Monday 11 December, president Erika Hackett, backed by her formidable committee, continues the work to protect the heritage and culture of good food produced in our amazing community environment. Fund-raising at the President's Dinner supports initiatives like: · Educating local primary school children through the Slow Food Garden Project that has seen tens of thousands of dollars donated to schools for kitchen gardens. · The Community Garden in Earl Street Tewantin, open not just to members, but everyone who enjoys growing, harvesting and eating good, clean food. · A three-year program supporting dementia patients at Carramar Nursing Home through a Sensory Horticultural Garden. · Helping local producers protect, promote and exhibit wild or cultivated products at Terra Madre international convention at Turin, Italy, home of the Slow Food movement. If you care about eating food that is good for you, good for the grower and good for our planet, Noosa Slow Food would love to see you join in the President's Dinner -

Local food producers and restaurants join forces in the Slow Food commitment to food that's good for you, good for the grower and good for our planet. prizes. Bid for genuinely worthwhile Christmas gifts for you and your family. Please show you care. Support your Slow Food president and volunteers and, most important, show you care about your local community. Slow Food Noosa is a not-for-profit gathering of people who care. Tickets for President's Dinner, at 6pm

there's a spot waiting for you! Thanks to the generosity of Noosa businesses who continue to care about supporting our community, you have the chance to put in a live or silent auction bid for superb donated prizes. Prizes include jewellery, golf packages, accommodation and dinners, spa and beauty packages, adventure activities and a host of smaller

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Monday 11 December, at the Noosa Boathouse, 194 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville are Slow Food Noosa members $95, nonmembers $105 - includes a glass of bubbly on arrival and a four-course dinner. Bookings by phone or email to Diana 0408 377 660, Robyn 0401 103 400 or info@ slowfoodnoosa.com Find out more at slowfoodnoosa.com ●

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VOODOO BACON WITH BUTTERMILK PANCAKES

George from Voodoo Bacon shares this delicious recipe for his Voodoo Bacon with Buttermilk Pancakes, Maple Syrup and Butter! Voodoo Bacon is available at Belmondos Organic Market. INGREDIENTS 500 grams Voodoo Bacon (sliced rindless). 350 ml Canadian maple syrup. 120g unsalted butter (for the top of the pancakes). 300g plain flour.

20g sugar. 5g salt. 3g baking powder. 1g bi-carb. 350ml buttermilk. 125ml milk (full cream). 2 eggs (whole). 20g butter (melted). METHOD Add all dry ingredients into a bowl. Then add wet

ingredients into another bowl and whisk. Add dry ingredients to wet and beat until smooth. Cook on hot oiled pan. PLATING UP Stack cooked pancakes on a plate while still hot. Top with cooked crisp Voodoo Bacon strips and a generous amount of unsalted butter. Drizzle real maple syrup over everything. Wipe the drool off of your lips and enjoy all of this!

FOOD TO DIE FOR Noosa is world-renowned for being an evergreen slice of coastal bliss, and our region’s spectacular natural attractions are bolstered by a thriving food scene. The Sunday Mail’s Delicious 100 list printed on 3 December has recognised several of our local restaurants for their excellence in service, food and ambience. Ricky’s River Bar was given 27th place and awarded The Best View, coming in just ahead of Yandina’s Spirit House and Peter Kurivita’s Noosa Beach House. Props were given to the riverside restaurant for their access to the highest quality fresh produce straight from their own hinterland farm, professional and polished wait staff and fantastic seafood.

Locale on Hastings Street came in at number 55 for their use of quality ingredients, energetic buzz and big flavoured dishes from the kitchen of chef Andy Davies. Bistro C proved to be everything expected from a Hastings Street beachfront restaurant. The relaxed feel of a summer house was touted for its speedy service, easy breezy menu, fantastic wine list and perfect backdrop of Laguna Bay. They took place number 69. A few other local treasures made it onto the list; Season Noosa on Hastings Street, newcomer Sum Yung Guys at Sunshine Beach and Embassy Xo, where flavours are ‘gutsy, yet delicate,’ all scored a mention. The Delicious 100 list includes all of Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions. �

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January Lunch SpeciaL Special 2 Course $28.00 per person including a glass of House Wine, Local Beer, Juice or Soft Drink

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To new friends and old, come along and make our Club your “home away from home”- we know you will enjoy our hospitality!

Located along the glorious Noosa River we offer a unique Asian twist for lunch and an unforgettable dining experience

25 Maple St, Cooroy Club Trading Hours Mon to Sun 10am-10pm Sunday 11am -10pm (closing seasonal) (07) 5447 6131 cooroyrsl.com.au

3/229 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Open daily 11am until late for lunch, dinner, take-away (07) 5440 5119 freshnaturalasian.com.auv

Noosa’s best takeaway fish and chips. Fresh local and imported fish cooked to perfection by our chefs. A wide range of homemade snacks plus our famous tender calamari and chunky chips. Local cooked prawns/ oysters and fish available fresh to take home

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Enjoy amazing buttery pastries, sourdough batards and gorgeous French provincial style cooking

Select from the all-day breakfast menu or for lunch try a Noosa Warm Salad, Asian Pok Belly or one of their delicious Toasted Sandwiches

Rich blend of Mediterranean cuisine and warm flavours of North Africa & Southern Spain

9/13 Garnet St, Cooroy Tuesday to Saturday 8am to 4pm (07) 5472 0077 facebook.com/ maisondeprovencesunshinecoast

255 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville Open 7 days 6am to 2.30pm (07) 5449 8833 facebook.com/grindnoosa

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IMPERIAL HOTEL EUMUNDI Good old fashioned table service, delicious food, cold beer and wine and live entertainment 1 Etheridge St, Eumundi 7 days a week from 10am till late (07) 5442 8811 imperialhoteleumundi.com.au

noosa heads View Restaurant Admire the breathtaking views across Laguna Bay, dine in style and enjoy one of the best breakfast, dinner and event experiences in Noosa 33A Viewland Drive, Noosa Heads (07) 5455 2200 viewrestaurant.com.au

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Enjoy a hearty breakfast or an appetising dinner complimented by draught beer, cider on tap plus over 20 wines to choose from

Over 50 cocktails and 40 Tapas to choose from.

Taste tempting hamburgers made from the freshest produce handpicked from local producers and our chicken is naturally hormone free

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We offer a great selection of delicious Asian cuisine, and an excellent level of service

Weddings, Functions & Special Occasions. Fully Licenced

Unit 1/, 205 Weyba Road, Noosaville Open 7 Days 11am to 9pm (07) 5449 7598 izzychai-asian.com.au

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2/257 Gympie Terrace Noosaville OPEN Tues to Sunday B’fast 7.30am – 11am Lunch noon – 2.30pm Dinner 5.30m – late 5455 6688 sirocconoosa.com.au

IVORY PALMS RESORT RESTAURANT

73 Hilton Terrace, Noosaville Breakfast and Dinner (07) 54731898 facebook.com/pkspizzabar

MAISIE’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE Seafood and mixed grills are the draw at this relaxed spot with streetside seats and river glimpses.

2/14 Thomas St, Noosaville Mon-Sun 9am–9:30pm 7 days a week (07) 5440 5228 beloportonoosa.com.au

247 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566 Open 7 Days 11.30am to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 9pm (07) 5449 7497 maisies.com.au

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PeReGian PEREGIAN BEACH HOTEL A menu designed for sharing. Tapas, wood fire pizza & Asian fusion dishes using fresh & local ingredients will keep you here for lunch, dinner or in between

221 – 229 David Low Way, Peregian Beach Open 7 days 10am – 10pm Sunday to Thursday 10am – Late Friday & Saturday 07 5448 3111 peregianbeachhotel.com.au

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Located on the Noosa River with park and water views, great coffee, full breakfast and lunches.

Seafood dishes served in smart, 3-level glass-fronted bistro and rooftop bar floating on the river

Proudly keeping to the basics of pizza making in order to serve the highest quality pizzas

6am to 2pm (most days) 185 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville (07) 5474 1770 facebook.com/escocaferestaurant

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PASTA GOES ZESTY BY HOLLIE HARRIS

Pasta Pronto Noosa pride themselves in delivering the freshest authentic Italian pasta, prepared on the premises daily. The seafood used in their dishes is sourced locally from Australia and New Zealand waters. Gluten-free options are available on selected pasta and pizza dishes (subject to availability - small surcharge applies) and they offer a great movie meal deal - for just $34, enjoy a fresh pasta meal made to order with a complimentary beer, glass of wine or soft drink and a ticket to Noosa 5 Cinema. Choose from: · Beef lasagne: Delicious bolognese and fresh pasta sheets topped with bechamel and mozzarella served with Napoli sauce and side salad. · Vegetarian lasagne: Ricotta, spinach, fetta, seasonal vegies, roast pumpkin and sweet potato with fresh pasta sheets topped with

bechamel and mozzarella served with Napoli sauce and side salad. · Spaghetti bolognese: Traditional slow cooked mince beef and tomato sauce. · Fettucine pesto: House-made pesto with a splash of cream. · Spaghetti Matriciana: Bacon, onion, chilli, garlic in Napoli sauce. · Traditional spaghetti carbonara: Bacon, onion, garlic, white wine and cream. · Fettucine creamy mushroom: Mushroom, onion, garlic, white wine and cream. · House-made spinach, ricotta and feta ravioli: in a fresh tomato and cream sauce topped with parmesan. Gluten-free - $3.50 surcharge; BYO wine only, corkage $3 per person, GST included. The eatery is open Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 2pm and 5.30pm to 9pm, and on Saturdays from 5.30pm to 9pm. Closed Sundays. Pasta Pronto is just near the cinemas at 25 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads. Call 5448 0522 to book. ●

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POTS & PANS KITCHEN & BAR

THE RIVER DECK RESTAURANT

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Pots & Pans Kitchen and Bar is a café and bar in the heart of Peregian Springs. We offer a relaxed, friendly environment to enjoy great food and drink with family and friends.

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welcomes newcomers to join us for morning coffee every Monday from 10am at the Wine Bar, Tewantin Marina and Thursdays from 10am at the Boathouse on the Noosa River. We also have monthly picnics, dinners, lunches, walks and other activities. Please contact Joan on 5447 7369 or Helen on 0499 085 755 for more details.

The Ladies Probus Club of Noosa Heads Inc will hold their Christmas luncheon at the Riverdeck Restaurant at Noosa Marina on Thursday 14 December at noon. The next outing will be morning tea at Relish Cafe Noosa Springs on Thursday 18 January. For more information phont Kim on 5455 3860 or Pam on 5450 6017.

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CHRISTMAS SALE AT WALLACE HOUSE The popular annual Christmas sale is on again and the clever creative members of Noosa Arts and Crafts have provided a wide selection and diverse range of beautifully handcrafted jewellery, art, ceramics, toys, dolls clothes, household decor, cushions, needlework, beautifully smocked children’s clothing for girls and boys are not forgotten, quilting, handmade books, cards, Christmas decorations and much more. The Christmas Sale at Wallace House, Wallace Park, Noosaville is from 1-8 December from 9am to 3.30pm. Further inquiries to 0411 244 304.

YANDINA COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT Sue Coates is the guest artist for the last Country Music Concert for 2017 at the Hall of Fame, 24 Steggalls Road, Yandina on Saturday 9 December from 1-5pm. Be entertained by toe tapping, traditional country music with a great band and local artists. Entry $8. Concession $6. Inquiries to Shirley on 0408 582 386 or Noeline on 5446 7545.

NAMBOUR TRAMFEST Nambour Christmas Tramfest is Nambour’s Christmas Street Party on the tracks in Howard Street on Saturday 16 December from 5-9pm. This exciting event will include the lighting of the tree and a special visit from Santa with gifts for all the children. There will be plenty of entertainment for all ages, with free rides for the kids including Queensland’s biggest slide, Lazer Tag, a Climbing Rock Wall and the Cup and Saucer ride and a lineup of musicians. To find out more visit www. faceboook.com/tramfestnambour.

FIAT CAR SHOW The Fiat Car Club of Queensland will hold an exhibition of classic and new Abarth and Fiat cars at Noosa Marina, Parkyn Street, Tewantin from 9am-noon on Sunday 10 December. For more information visit Facebook.com/ FiatAustralia or phone Peter Berrill on 0418 627 618.

SINGERS WANTED Singers if you enjoy music and think you would like to join a fun loving, vibrant, friendly group who sing beautiful, joyful, easy to learn songs from around the world, we would love to hear from you. We are a community choir, so no auditions. We are based in central Pomona and meet Tuesdays at 6.30-8.30pm. Call Joan on 54477369 for more details.

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The Robotics Club is just one of the activities on offer during the holidays.

ALL SET FOR SUMMER OF FUN Noosa Council venues have something to offer for the family in the coming school holidays. Whether you are crafty, sporty, creative, love working your mind or enjoying the arts they promise an activity for you. There are basketball clinics, learn to swim classes and gym memberships. Children can create their own craft, make a short animation or bring their teddy for a library sleepover. Or they can sit back and be cert, directed by Andrew Emmet and featuring popular Good Vibrations and classical Spiritsong will be held at the Uniting Church Hall, Werin Street, Tewantin on Friday 8 December at 7.30pm. Admission $12, concessions $10. Phone 5474 1498 or email andrewjemmet@gmail.com

SOCIAL DANCE Every Tuesday evening from 7pm-9.30pm Pat and Norm Young organise a social evening at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall. 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. Everyone is welcome. Phone 5485 2007 for more information, or come and visit.

STREET STALL The Presbyterian Church of Tewantin will hold a street stall this Friday, 8 December from 8am-12.30pm outside the Bendigo Bank, Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin. A range of cakes, slices, biscuits, pickles and home baked produce will be available for sale as well as craft items including beanies, tea cosies, hand towels, knee rugs and booties.

FABULOUS 50S PLUS GROUP We are a fun, friendly, seniors group who welcomes newcomers to join us for morning coffee every Monday from 10am at the Wine Bar, Tewantin Marina and Thursdays from 10am at the Boathouse on the Noosa River. We also have monthly picnics, dinners, lunches, walks and other activities. Please contact Joan on 5447 7369 or Helen on 0499 085 755 for more details.

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entertained with shows including Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe being performed at The J on 12 and 13 January. Venues with activities on offer include the Noosaville and Cooroy libraries, Noosa Aquatic Centre, Noosa Leisure Centre, The J and the Noosa Gallery. For daily information on all activities simply check out the council’s websitehttps://www.noosa.qld.gov.au/schoolholiday-activities ● beginners will be starting soon. No music experience needed. Come and learn to play some Christmas Carols and impress your family. For information phone 0410 573 629.

BRIDGE CLUB Casual Bridge is on offer the first and third Sunday of every month from 1.30pm-4pm at Noosa Bridge Club, 3 Wallace Drive , Noosaville. $2 per person and please come as a pair. Phone 5447 1341 for further information.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held Saturdays from 5.30-6.30pm at Noosa Baptist Church, cnr Weyba Road and Lake Weyba Drive, Noosaville (near Aldi). Phone 0405 338 231.

SPIRITUAL CHURCH Sunrise Spiritual Church and Spiritual Growth Centre has services at Tinbeerwah Hall, cnr Sunrise Road at 10am on second and fourth Sunday of the month. Guest speakers and healing meditation. All welcome. Phone Rev Laine on 0428 773 133.

PERMACULTURE NOOSA Permaculture Noosa monthly meetings are held at Cooroy State School hall, 59 Elm Street, Cooroy on the third Thursday of each month. Doors open at 5.30pm when healthy and tasty low cost meals will be available before the meeting. A market takes place where we share surplus home grown produce and plants by giving, exchanging or selling. Entry is a gold coin donation for non-members. The meeting begins at 6.30pm and the night is complete with a “bring a plate” shared supper at 8pm.

Our next meeting will be Christmas lunch held on Wednesday 13 December at 11.45 am for noon at Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club, Coolum Beach. We will be at Bunnings Maroochydore on 16 and 17 December with our Christmas raffle and wrapping presents. Ring Robyn on 0409 124 460 for more details.

Social Dance Classes are held on Sundays at Masonic Hall, Moorindal Street, Tewantin at 1pm for beginners for first half hour then intermediate and advanced after 3pm. All are welcome with or without partners. Intermediate to advanced dance class at Woombye Hall, Thursdays, 9.30am. Phone Andrew and crew on 0429 829 328.

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Due to the tremendous support of our community, Katie Rose Cottage Hospice is growing and we require more volunteers to support our work. If you have been thinking of volunteering why not join our friendly team, there are many areas in the organisation where you can choose to support us. You might like to do a shift in one of our OpShops in Tewantin and Cooroy (new sites coming soon) work at the Hospice as a carer or in the gardening team or join the team in logistics, such as driving the delivery van. Positions will be available in the near future at our warehouse/furniture and sorting facility. For more information phone 5471 1468 or visit www.katierosecottage.org.au

NOOSA ARTS AND CRAFTS Noosa Arts and Crafts Association, a notfor-profit organisation operated mostly by volunteers, runs a variety of classes, workshops and activities. Membership is $75 per annum, renewal $70 and entitles you to join any of the many regular activities and groups held at Wallace House. Phone 5474 1211 or email create@noosaartsandcrafts.org.au or visit https://noosaartsandcrafts.org.au.

UKULELE FOR RAW BEGINNERS A new course starting very soon is ukulele for beginners. No music knowledge is necessary. Lessons are held in Noosaville during the daytime. Phone Cherry the ukulele Lady on 0410 573 629.

WEEKLY ROSTER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS Weekly roster for Tewantin-Noosa Meals on Wheels from Monday 11 to Friday 15 December. Monday drivers: Rotary Daybreak, Chris and Ken, Keetha, Andrew, Anne and Phil, Anne and Colin, Patricia. Kitchen: Stephen, Len, Neil. Tuesday drivers: Alice, John, Tania and friends, Gail and Sharon, Hazel and Liz, Fiona, Kevin and Rob. Kitchen: Ashleigh, Christine, Jo, George. Wednesday drivers: Hugh and Randal, Maryellen and Leon, Gary, Liz and Liz, Rhoda and Heather, driver needed for run F, Bill and Margaret. Kitchen: Judi, Sandy, Elfie, Glenis, Jerry, Mark. Thursday drivers: Denise, Heidi, Jenny and Kevin, Victor, Ingrid and Bob, Jan and Wendy, driver needed for run G. Kitchen: Lois, Christine, Elfie, John. Friday drivers: Driver needed for runs A and D, Jan and Bob, Ray, David, Margaret and Ray, Rosalie and Jack. Kitchen: Charlotte, Elfie, Sandy, Mark. If you are unavailable or can do an extra run, please phone the kitchen on 5449 7659.

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PLAYERS' PRAYERS FOR SUN NOOSA SOFTBALL Noosa softballers are hoping for fine weather for the last matches this Saturday before the summer holiday break. The grounds in Tewantin were too wet for play on Saturday after last week’s rain but the fields will be in great condition by the time the season resumes on 27 January. Junior boys and girls and senior players are welcome to join softball for the second half of the season. Fees for juniors will be reduced to $100 for players who start in January - this covers all your playing costs including club jerseys, registration, equipment, coaching and game day costs. The season continues through to Easter. For children as young as four years old, Little League teaches bat and ball handling skills, and basic rules of the game. And training by qualified coaches is provided every week. A men’s and a mixed social game are played on Saturday afternoons, and a women’s game is also played fortnightly. The cost for seniors is $12 per day to cover insurance and the cost of an umpire. For information phone Sue on 0458 676 463, email noosasoftball@gmail.com or visit Noosa Softball on Facebook. ●

NAPIER WINS NOOSA A GRADE NOOSA GOLF TUESDAY There were 216 players in the Stableford Tuesday Club Single on 28 November. Scratch rating (M) 71.0 Winners - A Grade: Michael Napier, Terry Fitzgerald, Jim Scholes 40 c/b, Dallas Furner 40. B Grade: Dale Officer 41, Scott Cowley, John Osmaston 39 c/b, Greg Wilson 39. C Grade: Geoffrey Baker 43, Michael Norman 42, Even Millar 41, Peter Gilligan 40. Place Getters: Tony Giles, Robert Tasker, Colin White, Graeme Martin, Trevor Sumner, John Mierocha 39 c/b, David Conolly 39, Michael Clayton, Paul Shaw, Ken Robinson, Woody Wood 38 c/b, Peter Hartley 38, Bob Mcconnell, Geoff Cohen, Stephen Curry, Douglas Byrnes, Coman Reynolds, Graham Dacombe, Nathan Howie, Brett Clarke 37 c/b. Nearest to Pin - A Grade: John Mierocha, Raymond Waters, Richard Rudledge, David Conolly. B Grade: Donald O’Donnell, Peter Wright, John Purdue, Peter Telley. C Grade: Geoff Smith, Bryce Smith, Graeme Martin, Evan Millar. SATURDAY There were 222 players in the Men’s Monthly Medal Stroke on 2 December. Scratch rating (M) 72.0 Winners - A Grade: Bradly Graham 69, Raymond Waters 70 c/b, Rex Achuch 70. B Grade: Andrew Kedian 69, Barry Robinson 70 c/b, Alan Laird 70. C Grade: Michael Norman 68 c/b, Brian Clothier 68, David Young 69 c/b. Place getters: Ray Pettigrove 69, David Stephens 70, David Whiticker, Michael Moodie, Sam Boulden, Richard Townsend, Graham Farrell, Cameron Matthews, George Biglett 71 c/b, Adam Grant 71, Peter Cossins, Greg Steele 72 c/b, David Murray 72, Garry Foley, Peter Gilligan, John Duke, Peter Quigley, Bob Wright, Alastair Kerrison 73 c/b. Nearest to Pin - A Grade: Craig Lena, George Giblett. B Grade: John Wex. C Grade: Michael Norman, Gary Colenso. ●

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NOOSA WINS SPORT GRANTS Rowdy Thomson snared three wickets at Read Park on Saturday.

UNSEASONAL RAIN CAUSES HAVOC FOR TNT BY RANDALL WOODLEY The First Grade team were the only ones to complete a full match of cricket at the weekend. Of the eight matches scheduled to be played, only the one ended in a result. The others were either washed out or called off before the first ball was bowled. It had been planned as a big weekend of cricket with each of the grades drawn to play two ‘one-day’ matches, one on Saturday and one Sunday. The only match completed was the First Grade game against Gympie at Read Park and unfortunately this resulted in a loss. First Grade - Due to the wet condition of the ground, the match at Read Park on Saturday against Gympie Gold was delayed until 12.30pm and the overs reduced to 40 a side. TNT won the toss and sent Gympie in first. The visitors started in a flurry of runs and were 90 when the first wicket fell. The TNT bowlers continued to take wickets but runs were being accumulated at about 5 an over. Eventually the last wicket fell at 190 50 NOOSA TODAY

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which was going to be a huge task for the TNT batsmen with grey skies and fading light. Best of the TNT bowlers were Jacob Dennien 3/31, Cody Rzeszkowski 3/34 and Rowdy Thomson, back in form with 3/38. Scoring the required runs became an even more difficult task with both openers back in the shed with only 10 runs on the board. Ben Gear, the team’s most consistent batsman started to turn things around but he kept losing his batting partners to a mixture of bad shots and good bowling. Ben was eventually out for 68 with the score on 115. The only other solid contribution was from Stephen Shaw with 20. The late order batsmen did their best to score the needed runs in the dark conditions but the last man was run out at 6.15pm with the score on 153. Sunday the team travelled to Nambour and bowled first. Nambour compiled 5/184 before rain stopped play. Bowling figures for TNT were Jacob Dennien 2/37 off 9, Stephen Shaw 1/28 off 7, Rowdy Thomson 1/10 off 3 and Lachie Gunner 1/16 off 4.

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TNT never batted due to the rain and the match ended in a draw. Next Saturday the team heads to Maroochydore and all things being equal, including the weather, the team should register a win in their last match before the Christmas break. The only other team to play any cricket were the Fourths who travelled to Palmwoods. The home team batted first making a slow start. However, they eventually compiled 244 for the loss of 6 wickets off their 40 overs. Best bowling figures for TNT were Tom Green 2/14, Joe Jurisevic 2/28, Graham Chaplin 1/45 and Nev Kratzmann 1/44. The covers went back on over the tea break and with poor light and rain starting to fall again, the match was abandoned. Next Saturday the Fourths will play Caloundra at home at Dale Officer Oval. Next Saturday the Seconds will be at Read Park playing Maroochydore Swans and the Thirds will drive to Yandina for their match. ●

Noosa sporting champions were among 20 athletes aged 12-18 years to this week be allocated $500 each from the Federal Government’s Local Sporting Champions program. Wide Bay MP Llew O’Brien said the cost of participating in sporting events could be quite high, especially where travel over great distances is required, so this funding will help to ease that pressure and assist them towards achieving their sporting goals. Recipients included Katie Gleeson and Ruby Nolan of Sunrise Beach and Finella Gibbs-Beal of Noosaville with funds contributing to their participation in Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. Electra Outram of Sunshine Beach received the money for the 2017 International Youth Surf Rescue Championship and Emily Lethbridge of Noosaville will use it for costs for the Australian National Surfing Titles. Charlie Wright of Pomona received the funds to compete in the Victorian Age Short Course Championships and Dylan Todd of Cooroy will use it to compete in the U17 Boys National Softball Championships. Applications for the grants can be made at any time throughout the year, through the Australian Sports Commission’s website www.ausport.gov.au/champions. ● noosatoday.com.au


LIFE OF BRINE

PHIL JARRATT

THE TRAIN TO NOWHERE After writing last week’s column from a hotel room in Perth, I hit send and caught a cab to East Perth Railway Station where I boarded the mighty Indian Pacific to begin a three-and-a-half day journey across this great land. There was much excitement as we were shown to our Gold Class compartments, then introduced ourselves in the plush leather environment of the Outback Explorer Lounge. We were mostly, ah, mature age tourists, couples from all over the world, about to cross one of the great railway adventures off the bucket list. A reporter on an assignment, I was the odd man out, a subject of considerable curiosity. We sipped a mid-morning champagne as the giant wheels began to turn and the long platform began to slip into history. Then clunk! We stopped. I checked Google Maps. We had come 300 metres. If we weren’t at the back of the long train we would still be at the platform. In the fullness of time a voice crackled out of the PA, explaining that there’d been a slight derailment. Nothing serious, but being a lazy Sunday morning, it might take a little while to get a crew to fix the problem. Never mind, enjoy your champagne and in a short while, lunch will be served. Three courses, paired with the best wine. We drank, we ate, we swapped life stories, we listened to our troubadour, James, sing all the old favourites, we played trivia games, we ate and drank some more. Television news crews filmed us from behind fences, holding up signs with phone numbers scrawled on them, hoping for a scoop from within our luxurious confinement. The day trickled away and still we didn’t move. The Indian Pacific finally lurched back into action in the middle of the night, 12 hours late, and our entire transcontinental journey became a Mussolini-inspired mission to catch up time, to get back on schedule. Australia went whizzing by my window, and apart from a half hour dusk stop at a ghost town on the Nullarbor, and an hour at the Adelaide Oval (fascinating), my feet never felt the harsh red earth. Despite, or perhaps because of the difficulties, our journey had some marvelous moments, which I’ll save for another place. The staff was magnificent under pressure, the food and wine excellent. I put on three kilos in less than four days.

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Honolua Blomfield takes the world title in Taiwan. The witch hunt Before I get onto the surfing news of the week, let me get this off my chest. As I walked into the Qantas Club at Sydney Airport the other day, the sad face of that great thespian Geoffrey Rush peered at me from the front page of the Daily Telegraph. “King Leer” was the too-clever headline, and the story briefly revealed that some one had sent a complaint to the Sydney Theatre Company about the actor’s unspecified but allegedly “inappropriate” behavior two years ago. Rush’s lawyers responded that he knew nothing about a complaint and vigorously denied that there could have been cause for one. But compared to the impact of that sad front page, the response meant nothing. Geoffrey Rush had been hung out to dry by the salivating tabloid media. Whether anyone ever finds any substance to the anonymous allegations, the damage has been done, the smear potentially careerending. Meanwhile, across town at the other smear factory, the Fairfax Media was continuing its assault on the pathetic onetime gardening star Don Burke. Anyone who worked for the Nine Network in

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Sydney during the late ‘80s and ‘90s - and I was one - knew that Burke was a nasty, sleazy piece of work, to be avoided at all costs. It was no secret, it just wasn’t much of a story. And it still isn’t. For a while he was a cash cow at Nine, and his award-winning unpleasantness was tolerated. Now he’s just a horrible old man who deserves our pity, not our torment. So far no evidence has been presented against Rush, and the many decades-old accounts of Burke’s infantile behavior confirm only that he was a dickhead. This isn’t news, it’s a witch hunt. And who will be next? Go girls! What a week it was for women’s surfing on both sides of the Pacific! First, it was great to see Hawaii’s Honolua Blomfield ride her Peter White-shaped Classic Malibu to her first adult world championship at the WSL Longboard Titles in Taiwan. Honny has been coming to Noosa with her mum Lynn for many years, and has been a multiple champion in junior and open, amateur and pro divisions at the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing. I’ve watched her grow up as a person and as

A trackside Nullarbor sunset. a surfer, and I was stoked to see her fully focused on what she does best - blitzing the best waves on offer all week at Jinzun Harbour. As long as she keeps that focus going, she has many world titles ahead of her. The same might be said of Tyler Wright, who surfed brilliantly at Honolua Bay, Maui, to steal her second consecutive WSL world title away from Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore. To take nothing away from Tyler, I was hoping Sally could keep the momentum going in Hawaii for her overdue first world title, but she’ll be back next year. Not since Layne Beachley’s heyday has Australia so dominated women’s pro surfing, with Tyler, Steph and Sally taking out the top three positions. ●

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HIGH REGARD FOR FATHER AND SON BY RON LANE At noon on Saturday, fifty five members of the Martial Arts Karate Budokan International in Noosaville, ranging in age from 8 to 74, were in attendance to take part in a special seminar organised to cover the visit of Michael Dukis, 8th Dan Shotokan Karate. For club members this was the opportunity of a lifetime as Sensei Dukas, who hails from South Africa, is world renowned as a teacher of martial arts. For Dukas it is a family affair as his son Bryan, who migrated from South Africa and settled in Noosa in January 2016, now runs the Budokan and is himself now a 6th Dan. To have a father and son holding such high grade (obtained under Japanese) is indeed unique. Back home in South Africa, another son Warren is also involved, being a black belt as well as having represented his country at international level. With the administration support of Marion Dukas, wife of Michael and mother of Bryan and Warren, it is easy to understand that success in the art is now a constant companion. With both father and son having trained and studied in Japan on several occasions, it is easy to understand their attitude to dedication and self-discipline; two virtues that are indeed necessary for those wishing to succeed in the art of Shotokan Karate. It was at the age of 17 that Michael started in the art.

“It was when I went away from home to study that I really became interested; it wasn’t easy because at the time Judo was the thing. At first I trained twice a week but then I really became serious and started training every day.” Then in 1973 his dedication payed off. He became the South African All Stars National Champion for Kumite Fighting in the Under 70kg division. In 1983 Michael did his first trip to Japan and since then he visits on a regular basis. It was during that trip that he entered the All Japan Championships fighting his way through to the fifth round. “In those days the Japanese were slow to accept westerners and you could see that they were asking themselves, are they serious? It was when you returned for a second time that they realised you were and this generally changed their attitude.” Regarding son Bryan, born in 1978, Michael started training him at age five and finally in 1993 took him to Japan for the first time. During this visit he underwent a tough two weeks of very intense training after which he was graded Black Belt. For Michael during his early South African training he was fortunate to train under the legendary local Sensei Stan Smith, a teacher of worldwide repute; it was from this man that he received great encouragement and inspiration. It was under his teaching that he obtained his Black Belt and 3rd Dan. His grading from 4th to the present 8th Dan came under the Japanese.

Father and son; Bryan, 6th Dan with his father Michael, 8th Dan. Regarding his personal approach he said, “Competition was never my priority I was totally dedicated to mastering the skills. Some people take the belt colours serious but to me belts,” he said with a bit of a laugh, “are something that keeps your pants up; it is the ethics of Karate that count - perfecting the skills, the self-discipline, respecting your elders and living a non-violent way of life; this is what it is all about. There is a saying amongst some Sensei that your Karate really starts at 1st Dan - then you begin to learn. "One of my proudest moments was when I learned that Bryan - on one of his visits to Japan - was invited to join an elite group of students to attend a ten day training camp

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in the hills outside Tokyo. He was the first westerner to receive this honour.’’ For the seminar which covered some three hours (with occasional water breaks) Michael was assisted by his son Bryan and with silence and complete concentration being the order of the day, much was achieved. Moving amongst the students he would correct their stance, the importance of balance and above all concentration. It was interesting to note that his occasional use of humour during instruction was well received by the large group of parents who were in attendance as observers. Definitely an occasion to remember. ●

JACK MANGROVE

GOOD CATCHES ON RUN OUT TIDES The Noosa River has again produced a great mixed bag of fish including flathead, bream, whiting and trevally, with a lot of fish being taken in the lower parts of the system. Whole fish baits like hardy heads, whitebait and pillies floated along drop offs and edges has been working well on the run out tides. When chasing flathead, plastics like 4” paddle tails fished low in the water column have seen some great results. There have been reports of bigger whiting being caught around Weyba Creek

and the lower Gympie Terrace areas. Live worm and yabbies have produced some real elbow slappers. Surface lures are working well on the tailor as they make their way into the river chasing bait fish. Areas like the sand bags, Woods Bay and the river mouth have produced some good fish, trevally have also been in on the action with big giant and golden trevally on offer. Night hours and low light periods have seen some good mangrove jack being caught. Paddle tail plastics and prawn

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Mark Sultana with a nice bass from the Dam. the heavy snapper sinker, loaded with both pilchards and squid. In the freshwater; soft plastics rigged weedless and fished close around the weed edges in Lake McDonald has been producing bass. Wriggle tail and paddle tails have been working well. Trolling smaller 4070mm diving lures with a wide bibs worked along the weed edges and along the drop offs has also produced some great fish. Lake Borumba is producing some quality toga and bigger bass in the 45cm size despite the weather conditions. Spinner baits and blades have been working well. So on behalf of Jack Mangrove, best of luck on your fishing adventures! ● noosatoday.com.au


FOCUS ON … Noosa Golf Club

SEE THE CHAMPS IN ACTION Thanks to the continued support of local businesses including Tourism Noosa, Stratogen Chartered Accountants and Financial Advisors, Madills Motor Group and IGA Cooroy, this year’s Noosa Golf Club Pro Am event at Noosa Golf Club on Tuesday, 13 December has attracted the best quality professionals seen for many years. Boasting iconic professionals including Peter Senior, British Open winner Ian Baker-Finch, British Open runner-up and Australian Open Champion Mike Harwood and 1986 Australian Open Champion Rodger Davis along with other notable players including Terry Price, Anthony Gilligan, Ossie Moore and American Perry Parker who has qualified for three US Opens in the ’90s. The field includes 23 out of the top 25 players in the 2017 Order of Merit and is limited to 70 professionals. “Open to professional and amateur players alike, it must be every golfer’s dream to play alongside these legends here in Noosa,” Noosa Golf Club’s General Manager, Allan Harris said. Tourism Noosa CEO Damien Massingham said that the organisation was delighted to be a sponsor of the Noosa Golf Club Pro Am. “We’re confident that the tourism benefits of the event will translate into increased awareness of Noosa within the golfing community and beyond,” he said. “To have such high profile and internationally respected professionals playing the course in Noosa is great for

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Peter Senior. the destination’s overall profile, but to also have these legends teeing off alongside keen everyday golfers reinforces our message that Noosa is an incredibly welcoming destination.” “Tourism Noosa has a role in marketing the Noosa region as one of the best for golf in Queensland and Australia and this event will further support this effort.” The event is open to all players with a Golf Australia handicap. Currently only morning spots are available as the afternoon field is already full. The cost for the am field is $60 for a 7am shotgun start which includes a light lunch. To book, call the club on 5447 1407. Entry is free to the public to come along to Noosa Golf Club on Tuesday 15 December. The morning field tees off at 7am, with the afternoon field teeing off at 12.30pm. Witness what could be some of the best golf seen in these parts. ●

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YEAR OF FIRSTS FOR GOLF CLUB BY HOLLIE HARRIS History was made at Noosa Golf Club recently when a string of amazing firsts were celebrated at the club’s annual presentation evening. Friends, families and fellow golfers gathered to recognise players who have won major events during the year. With a combined total of over 70 years' membership, the winners of the John Graham Cup for 2017, Dallas Furner and Russell Milliner, were presented with their awards by John Graham himself. It was especially significant as John had mentored and formed a deep friendship with both players as they developed their golfing skills over the years. In a feat not achieved at the club before, this award meant that Russell has now won all eight men’s honour board events. The future of the club is in good hands with the Noosa Juniors winning the Sunshine Coast net pennant season for the first time since 1984. Coaches Jimmy Douris and Andrew Egea worked tirelessly to develop the junior teams, resulting in the three Noosa teams finishing first, third and fourth in Junior Pennant. The winning team of Django Ward, Tama Stana and Quinn O’Donnell was undefeated with Quinn being named player of the year. Noosa women’s teams had a stellar year, winning the final of the District Net Pennant against 30 other teams for the first

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From left: Scott Olander and Shane Healey (Pro Shop), Allison Burke and Paul Sanderson.

EMOTIONS ON PAR At the Noosa Golf Club’s annual presentation evening there were plenty of reasons to raise a glass. In an emotional tribute to his father who had recently passed away, club champion Toby Harding bought a tear to the eyes of all there as he received his award. Toby has set himself a goal to qualify as a golfing professional and will attend Q School in early December. Unfortunately Women’s Champion Judy Buss was unable to attend the function. The Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year was awarded to Paul Sanderson and Allison Burke. This is awarded to members who have played in a minimum of 20 single competitions throughout the season, with points awarded for each competition.

If you love good golf played in a relaxed environment surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna then Noosa Golf Club is a mustvisit, must-play golf course. For 80 years, golfers have enjoyed the tranquillity of the golf course’s natural bushland setting where kangaroos, koalas and a variety of bird species congregate. Now the club is promoting the golf course as “Noosa’s only nature reserve with a golf course attached”. Apparently, more than 60 bird species, some migratory, have been spotted on the golf course including Spoonbills, Kingfishers and King Parrots. One of the reasons why Noosa Golf Club’s picturesque championship course is popular with locals and visitors alike is because it’s an easy walking and generally forgiving layout. It has a par rating of 72 for men and 74 for ladies with a slope rating of 126. The lush fairways are generous (wide), followed by a maintained rough so not too

many golf balls are lost. Still, the course is no pushover and can be a challenge to golfers of all levels. Seventeen of the 18 holes now have beautiful wintergreen grass fairways with the 13th to be completed soon, but with minimum disruption to members and guests. After playing 18, the perfect place for relaxing with friends is at the comfortable clubhouse. The 19th hole offers a fine bistro and relaxing deck to take in the superb view over the ninth and 18th holes. The bistro is open seven days a week for lunch and golfers can enjoy dinner Tuesdays to Fridays. The pro shop, one of the biggest and best on the Sunshine Coast, boasts a comprehensive range of equipment, clothing, accessories and hire clubs. Social players are always welcome at Noosa Golf Club. ●

Paul Neate (Club Vice Captain) and Toby Harding. The Stephen Bowditch Award for the overall Player of the Year was awarded to Allison Burke. Club President, Arlene Penlington, closed by congratulating all the winners and wishing all members success and good golfing for 2018. ●

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